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Notes for the men of Company F, 27th Iowa.

This information is a compilation of information that I have found. I have not attempted to verify any of it. But if I find a discrepancy between sources, I have noted it. All information in this section should be validated with further research. Corrections are welcome.

I use various sources. I start with the Pension Records Index to see if I can determine the spouse's name. Then I check Census records, and Family Trees on Ancestry.com. If I can determine what county/state he was in, I check the USGENWEB site for that particular county. I also use Find A Grave and Iowa Gravestones Photo Project websites. Last I do a general search of the internet.


Abby, Gottlieb He was born Feb. 7, 1837/38/39 in Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Johann Abby and Elizabeth Buttikofar. He married Ellen Younie on Nov. 28, 1861 in Manchester, Delaware Co, Iowa. She was born Jan 16, 1852 in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Lewis Lodvic Younie (Dec. 13, 1813 - May 6, 1892) and Jayne Maxwell (Feb. 28, 1828 - June 18, 1903).

GOTTLIEB ABBY, postmaster of Abbyville, Delaware county, Iowa, and one of that county's most successful farmers, is a native of Switzerland. His parents, John and Elizabeth (Buttikofar) Abby, were both natives of Switzerland, the mother dying there in 1844, aged about forty years. These were the parents of four children, all of whom became grown and named as follows -- John, Jacob, Gottlieb, our subject, and Elizabeth. Of the above named children, Elizabeth became the wife of Chris Boerki and made her home in St. Louis, Mo., where she died about seven years ago.

Gottlieb Abby, the subject of this brief sketch, was born in Switzerland in February, 1839. He was reared in his native country until fourteen years of age and received a good common-school education. In 1852 the father, with his family, immigrated to the United States and located in St. Louis, Mo., where they remained two years. In 1855 our subject, accompanied by his two brothers, John and Jacob, came to Iowa and entered an eighty-acre tract of raw prairie land on which he settled and which he still retains as his homestead. Here he at once began his improvement, and by industry and good management has been able to add to his original tract of land, until he now owns no less than three hundred and twenty acres, all in a good state of cultivation and well improved. He has also erected a comfortable residence with all necessary out-buildings, all of which are surrounded by handsome groves. In addition to agriculture Mr. Abby devotes much time and attention to stock raising and dairying. In 1889 he established a creamery on his farm, his dairy stock consisting of about thirty cows of the best grade. At this he has been very successful, as he is in everything he undertakes, but his success in all things is due to his industry, economy and strict business habits.

In 1862 he entered the Union army as a private in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa volunteer infantry. During his service he was in Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas, taking part in all the engagements in which the Twenty-seventh participated. He served until the close of the war and received an honorable discharge at Clin­ton, Iowa, August 7, 1865.

November 28, 1861, Mr. Abby was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Younie, of Hazel Green township. She is a daughter of Louis and Jane (Maxwell) Younie, natives of Scotland, who settled in this county in 1861, but subsequently moved to Sioux county, Iowa, where they now live. Mrs. Abby is a native of Canada, born January 16, 1852. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Abby has been made happy by the birth of five children, as follows -- William, John, Elmer, Lizzie and Louis.

In politics Mr. Abby is a republican, and is active and energetic in the support of his party. He has been called to fill several local offices, the duties of which he discharged with credit to himself and satisfaction to those concerned, and is now serving as postmaster of Abbyville. He is also an honored member of G. A. R. Post, No. 457, of Coggon, Linn county, Iowa.

Mr. Abby is an enterprising, public-spirited citizen, and takes great interest in all matters relating to the welfare of his adopted town and county. He and his family are held in high esteem in the community in which they live and their friends are numbered by their acquaintances.

1890 Buchanan and Delaware Co., IA History, page 487

1860 Census: Hazel Green, Delaware County, Iowa: John Abbey (age 28, farmer, born Switzerland), Jacob Abbey (age 24, born Switzerland) and Gotlieb Abbey (age 21, born Switzerland).

1870 Census: Hazel Green, Delaware County, Iowa; Gottlieb Abbey (age 29, farmer, born Switzerland), Wm. Abbey (age 1, born Iowa), Ella Abbe (age 19, born Canada), Anna Younie (age 12, born Canada. They were living next door to Lewis and Jane Younie and family (including John, Janette, Wm, Lewis, Alex, James, David and Richard)

1880 Census: Hazel Green, Delaware County, Iowa: Gottlib Abbey (age 40, farmer, born Switzerland), wife Ellen Abbey (age 29), son William Abbey (age 11), son John Abbey (age 9), son Elmer Abbey (age 7), and daughter Elizabeth Abbey (age 5). (Note brother Jacob Abbey and family lived next door.)

1885 Iowa State Census: Hazel Green, Delaware County, Iowa: Gottlieb Abbie (Township 87, Range 5, Section 23, NE NE, age 45, farmer, born Switzerland), Ellen Abbie (age 33, born Canada), William Abbie (age 16, born Delaware County, Iowa), John Abbie (age 13, born Delaware County, Iowa), Elmer Abbie (age 11, born Delaware County, Iowa), Lizzie Abbie (age 9, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Luis Abbie (age 2, born Delaware County, Iowa).

Gottlieb Abby filed for a pension on Apr. 7, 1892 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Hazel Green, Delaware County, Iowa; Gottlieb Abby (born Feb. 1838, age 62, married 32 years, born Switzerland, immigrated 1852, in US 48 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Ellen Abby (born Jan. 1854, age 49, married 32 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Canada), daughter Lizzie Abby (born Jan, 1876, age 24, born Iowa) and son Lewis Abby (born Nov, 1882, age 17, born Iowa).

1905 Iowa State Census: Coggon, Linn County, Iowa: Gottlieb Abby, Ellen Abby, Lizzy Abby. Post Office Address for all was Coggon.

1910 Census: Hawarden Ward 2, Sioux County, Iowa; Gottlieb Abbey (age 72, married 1 time for 42 years, born Switzerland, immigrated 1852, naturalized, own income.), wife Ellen Y. Abbey (age 60, married one time for 42 years, 5 children born, 5 still living), and daughter Lizzie Abbey (age 24).

Ellen (Younie) Abby died Nov. 7, 1913 in Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa. She is buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden Sioux County, Iowa.

1915 Iowa State Census: Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa: Mr. G. Abbey, age 76, widowed, County, Sioux, P. O. Hawarden, Ward 2, Occupation Retired Farmer, months in 1914 unemployed 12. Extent of Education: Common 4 years, can read and write. Birth Place, Switzerland. Value of farm or home: $4,000. Military Service: Civil War, Regiment 27th Iowa, Company F.. Church Affiliation: Presb. Father's birthplace Switzerland. Mother's birthplace Switzerland. Naturalized. Years in U.S. 62. years in Iowa 59.

Gottlieb Abby died Oct. 21, 1924 in Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa. He is buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden Sioux County, Iowa.

Hawarden Independent, Oct. 23, 1924

DEATH OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN G. ABBEY PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME HERE TUESDAY

Was Past 87 Years of Age and Had Been a Resident of Iowa for Sixty-nine Years G. Abbey, an aged resident of this city, passed away at his home here about 8:30 Tuesday morning. He suffered a stroke last Friday afternoon. When his daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. W. Abbey, who had been making a home for him the past year, returned from an errand Friday evening she found him lying on the floor of the home in an unconscious condition. A physician was immediately summoned but he never regained consciousness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Associated Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wm. F. Vance, and interment was made in Grace Hill cemetery.

Gottlieb Abbey was born in the Canton of Bern, in Switzerland, in February, 1837, so was nearly 88 years of age. His mother died in Switzerland in 1844 leaving the father with four children, three boys and one girl. With these four children the father came to America in 1852 and located at St. Louis, Mo. In 1855 the three boys came to Delaware county, Iowa, and together entered an eighty of prairieland. The combined capital of the three brothers was barely sufficient to pay the $1.25 per acre fee to the government. The father was a cabinetmaker and had taught his sons the trade. They worked at their trade and on the farm and were soon prospering. In 1862 Mr. Abbey entered the Union army as a member of Co. F, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, his brother Jacob being left in charge of the farm. The 27th Iowa was placed under the command of Col. A. J. Smith. They were first sent against the Sioux Indians in Minnesota then moved into Missouri. Here they took part in the fighting against the guerrilla troops that existed all along the border. On their way to Vicksburg they were halted at St. Louis to defend that city in 1863. They arrived at Vicksburg after Grant had taken that city and were sent on south into Mississippi and Louisiana to clear navigation to New Orleans. After Sherman started on his march to the sea they returned to Tennessee and joined the forces of Gen. Thomas. Here they took part in the most severe fighting and it was their command which turned the tide in the famous battle of Nashville Dec, 15 and 16, 1864. In this battle the command of Geo. Hood was crushed and the most decisive single battle of the war was won. From this time until the end of his campaign Gen. Sherman was never seriously menaced from the rear. Mr. Abbey was discharged from the army at Clinton, Iowa, Aug. 7, 1865, and returned to his farm in Delaware county.

On Nov. 28, 1867, Mr. Abbey was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Younie. To them five children were born, William, John, Elmer, Elizabeth and Lewis. The family prospered. To the farm was added a creamery and in spare moments Mr. Abbey continued the use of his tools in building houses and barns as well as things for the homes. He served his community in various offices, including that of postmaster of Abbeyville. In politics Mr. Abbey had always been a republican, having cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1864. In 1893 Elmer Abbey came to Sioux county and one by one the other children of Mr. Abbey followed. Finally Mr. Abbey disposed of his property in Delaware county and he and Mrs. Abbey joined their children here in 1909. Since coming here Mr. Abbey has not been engaged in any business but has helped his sons with their buildings and kept generally occupied. He spent two winters in California but did not feel equal to making the trip last year. For a year or more he has been quite feeble but has insisted on helping himself in every possible way. It seems quite possible that he had a slight stroke of paralysis while wintering in California although he did not think so. He was a loyal member of the G. A. R. and a supporter of the church.

He leaves to mourn his death his sons, William, Elmer and Lewis of Hawarden, his daughter, Mrs. Jas. E. Walker of Hecla, S. D., his daughter-in-law, Mrs. John W. Abbey of Hawarden, together with eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Abbey, passed away in 1913 and his son John in 1920.

Children of Gottlieb Abby and Ellen Younie.

  1. William Eugene Abbey b: 8 FEB 1869 in Hazel Green Twp., Delaware Co., IA
  2. John W. Abbey b: 23 AUG 1870 in Hazel Green Twp., Delaware Co., IA
  3. Elmer Abbey b: 1 FEB 1874 in Hazel Green Twp., Delaware Co., IA
  4. Elizabeth Abbey b: 25 JAN 1875 in Hazel Green Twp., Delaware Co., IA
  5. Lewis Ludwig Abbey b: 19 NOV 1882 in Hazel Green Twp., Delaware Co., IA

Arnold, George Potter He was born March 6, 1828 in Jefferson, NY. He was probably the son of William and Annis Arnold. He married Sally Minerva Newman on Dec. 29, 1853 in Lyeden, Lewis, NY.

1850 Census: New Berlin, Chenango, New York: William Arnold (age 70), George P. Arnold (age 22), and Almira A. Arnold (age 17). (Note I am not sure about this one. I included it because the name, age and state were correct. Also a sister(?) named Almira -- Note that his daughter was named Alice Almira.)

1860 Census, Adam Township, Delaware County, Iowa, June 1860 George Arnold, (age 32, born New York) Minerva Arnold, (age 32, born New York) Alice Arnold, (age 3, born Iowa) Charles Arnold, age 9/12, born Iowa. (Sept. 1859 would fit for his DOB).

George P. Arnold died Sept. 23, 1863, Little Rock Arkansas. He is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery.

His widow Minerva Arnold filed for a pension. Information from the pension is extracted below:

In a statement dated Jan. 19, 1864, she said that she was aged 36 years, living in Adams Township, Delaware County, Iowa, that she married George P. Arnold on Dec. 29, 1853 at Leyden, Lewis Co., NY, and that he died from lung fever on the Sept. 23, 1863 at Little Rock Arkansas. She said her maiden name was Minerva Newman. She listed children: Alice A. Arnold (age 7), Charles W. Arnold (age 4 years), George Albert Arnold (age 2 years).

Alice Almira Arnold born September 15, 1856
Charles W. Arnold, born Sept. 7, 1859
George Albert Arnold born July 31, 1862

A Certificate of Marriage in the Widows Pension file shows that she married John Magirl on Dec. 20, 1871 at Buffalo, Delaware County, Iowa. (Marriage Record, Book C, page 215)

John Magirl died May 12, 1899. Minerva (Arnold) Magirl refiled for a pension based on the record of George P. Arnold. "In the matter of Restoration of Pension Certificate N. 28465 Minerva Magirl, formerly wid. Geo. P. Arnold. Co. F. 27t Regt, Iowa Inft. on August 1901. She stated that she "had no real estate whatever and have of personal properly only one thousand dollars which is at interest a part at 5% and part at 6%. My income from all sources is less than sixty dollars per year".

Her pension was restored on August 10, 1901 at the rate of $12 per month.

1870 Census, Adam Township, Delaware County, Iowa. Minerva Arnold, (age 42, born New York) daughter Alice Arnold, (age 13, born Iowa), Charles Arnold, (age 10, born Iowa) George Arnold, (age 9, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: John Magirl (age 58, farmer, born Ireland), wife Minerva Magirl (age 52, born NY), son Robert Magirl (age 27, born Penn.), son James P. Magirl (age 25, born Penn), daughter Anna M. Magirl (age 11, born Iowa) and step son George A. Arnold (age 18, born Iowa).

Minerva (Newman) Arnold (born Oct 15, 1827 in Jefferson, NY), died June 14, 1913, Manchester, Delaware, Iowa. She is buried in Silver Creek Cemetery, Adams, Delaware County, Iowa.


Barnes, Seymour He was born March 30, 1842 in Ohio. (His date of birth was computed using his date of death and age on his tombstone). He was probably the son of George W Barnes (June 10, 1819 - Jan. 18, 1889) and Almyra. He married Harriet Phife/Phyfe on Jan. 31, 1867 in Jackson, Linn County, Iowa. He was age 24, she was age 17. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1860 Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa, George W. Barnes (age 41, born New York), Almyra Barnes (age 44, born New York), Seymore Barnes (age 17, born Ohio), John Barnes (age 11, born Ohio) and Susan Barnes (age 9, born Ohio). (Ancestry.com had them indexed as Barney)

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 63332
Grave No: 0
Last Name: Barnes
First Name: Seymour
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service: Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Discharged March 14, 1865 at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1139
Place Captured: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/1/1862
Age at Muster: 20
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

1880 Census: Maine, Linn County, Iowa: Seymour Barnes (age 38, retired farmer, born Ohio, blind), wife Harriett Barnes (age 31, born New York), daughter Ennis Barnes (age 12, born Iowa), son Herbert Barnes (age 9, born Iowa), son Delmer Barnes (age 4, born Iowa) and daughter Della Barnes (age 4, born Iowa).

1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes: Seymour Barnes. City or Town: Central City, County of Linn. Is he (or she) self-supporting or partially so? Yes. Age at which blindness occurred: 26. Form of blindness: total. Supposed cause of blindness: Chronic Opthalmia. Has this person every been an inmate of the institution for the blind? No.

Seymour L. Barnes died Feb. 6, 1891 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Central City, Linn County, Iowa.

Seymour L. Barnes of Central City died at his home there on Friday last. He was an old soldier and drew a pension of $72 a month for total blindness. He was ill only about 24 hours, his illness commencing with an attack of colic on Thursday. He lost his wife about a month ago. He was 50 years of age and leaves four children.

Cedar Rapids Standard
February 12, 1891

The 1925 Iowa State Census shows the parents of Laura E. Wirth (Laura E. Barnes): Father: Seymour Barnes, born Ohio. Mother: Harriet Phyfe, born New York. The 1930 Census shows her name as Laura Innis Wirth. So this is most likely the 12 year old Ennis Barnes on the 1880 census.


Barr, Charles He was born about 1830 in Ireland.

1856 Iowa State Census: York, Delaware County, Iowa, James Barr (age 30, born Ireland, Farmer), Jane Barr (age 21, born ?), William Barr (age 31, born Ireland, Farmer), Charles Barr (age 25, born Ireland, Farmer ), and David Barr (age 21, born Ireland, Farmer).

1860 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles Barr (age 30, farmer, born Ireland), David Barr (age 25, farmer, born Ireland), Edward Barr (age 31, born Ireland). Living next to them were William Barr (age 33, born Ireland), Ann Barr (age 20, born England), David W. Barr (age 2, born Iowa) and Mary E. Barr (age 5/12, born Iowa). Next to them was James Barr (age 34, farmer, born Ireland), Jane Barr (age 26, born New Brunswick) and Henry J. Barr (age 4, born Iowa).

Charles Barr, died Nov. 10, 1863, St., Louis, MO., of typhoid fever. He is buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Plot 33 0 3034, St. Louis, Missouri.


Barrett, Joseph Lane He was born about 1845 in Indiana. He was the son of Isaac Richard Barrett and Margrette Marklin. He married Oliva Elizabeth Wiltse . She was the daughter of Nicholas Wiltse (1813 - March 31, 1888) and Almira Reed (July 1814 - Dec. 18, 1902).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Isaac Barritte (age 51, born Ohio, farmer), Margarett Barritte (age 51, born Ohio), Jasper Barritte (age 23, born Indiana), Evaline Barritte (age 15, born Indiana), Tillman Barritte (age 13, born Indiana), Willa Ann Barritte (age 11, born Indiana) and Joseph L. Barritte (age 8, born Indiana). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware, Iowa: Isaac R. Barrett (age 63, farmer, born Ohio), Margaret Barrett (age 55, born Mo.), Evaline Barrett (age 19, born Indiana), Tillaman H. Barrett (age 17, born Indiana), Willie A. Barrett (age 15, born Indiana), and Joseph Lane Barrett (age 12, born Indiana).

1870 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Isaac R. Barrett (age 73, farmer, born Ohio), Joseph L. Barrett (age 23, farmer, born Indiana), Olive Barrett (age 23, born Canada), Milbourn Barrett (age 3, born Iowa) and Willard I. Barrett (age 1, born Iowa.) Note: There was a Margaret Barrett living two houses over, age 65, born Ohio. She was living with William and Evaline Hoag. Joseph had a sister named Evaline. So this is most likely his mother with his married sister.

Joseph L. Barrett died Oct. 12, 1872 in Winnebago City, Minnesota. Parents were listed as Isaac R. Barrett and Margaret. Born Ind. about 1848. (Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835- 1990) (Note that on the 1880 census, it shows that Willard Barrett was born in Minnesota).

1880 Census, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa: Soldiers Orphan Home and Home for Indigent Children (June 1880). Willard Barrett (age 12, born Minnesota) and Melbourn Barrett (age 13, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa Elizabeth Barrett (age 35, widowed, born Canada), daughter Carrie Barret (age 9, born Iowa), son Joseph B. Barrett (age 7, born Iowa). (They were living next door to Nicholas (age 67) and Anna (age 65) Wiltse. There were two other Wiltse families on the same page. Also Jasper Barrett (brother of Joseph) and family were listed on the same page. With that many family members living so close together, I wonder why the two oldest boys were in the Orphans home?

I have not determined where Joseph Barret is buried. I contacted a lady that does lookups for cemeteries in Faribault County, Minnesota. She did not find him in any of the cemetery listings. She said his death record said he came to Minnesota in Sept. 1872.--so it does not sound like he was there very long. Maybe he is buried in Iowa.

His widow Olive Barrett filed for a pension on July 2, 1880.

Olive (Wiltse) Barrett married David Palmer on Oct. 18, 1894 in Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Olive (Wiltse) (Barrett), Palmer died May 4, 1923 in Floyd County, Iowa. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. Block 11, Section 4, Row 2, Space 5.

Children of Joseph Lane Barrett and Oliva A. Wiltse:

  1. Melbourne N. Barrett, born about 1867 in Elk, Delaware County, Iowa.
  2. Willard Isaac Barrett (born Sept. 29, 1868 in Greeley, Delaware County, Iowa. Died Feb. 3, 1955.
  3. Carrie B. (Cora) Barrett (born Aug. 27, 1870 in Elk, Delaware County, Iowa. Died Jan. 16, 1946.
  4. Elmer Joseph Barrett (born Aug. 1872 in Delaware County, Iowa.

Bernard, Henry Kirk He was born May 1, 1836 in Butler County, Ohio. He was the son of Oren Bernard (about 1790 - before 1848) and Melinda Newton (April 24, 1798 - May 13, 1875). He married Permelia Caroline Bellows on Sept. 10, 1857 in Delaware County, Iowa. He was age 22, she was age 19. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Ira Bellows (Feb. 19, 1811 - Dec. 20, 1879) and Maria Mariah Bellows (June 6, 1815 - Feb. 17, 1885). Note: it appears that Ira and Maria were first cousins. Maria's maiden name was also Bellows (daughter of James Bellows and Hannah Colver).

1850 Census: Oxford, Butler County, Ohio: James Ratcliff (age 62), farmer, born MD, Malinda Ratcliff (age 55) born VT, Henry K. Bernard (age 14), born Ohio, Wm. C. Bernard (age 12), born Ohio, and Mary A. Bernard (age 8, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Ira Bellows (age 45, born Ohio, farmer, in state of Iowa 4 years), Maria Bellows, (age 43, born Ohio), Harvy Bellows (age 21, born Ohio), Jane Bellows (age 18, born Ohio), Permelia Bellows (age 16, born Ohio), Lucy Bellows (age 14, born Ohio), Mary Bellows (age 12, born Ohio), Marian Bellows (age 9, born Ohio), Lersey Bellows (age 7, born Ohio), Malissa Bellows (age 5, born Ohio), Reselma Bellows (age 3).

1860 Census: Warren, Clinton County, Indiana: Henry K. Bernard (age 24, born Ohio), Permelia Bernard (age 20, born Ohio), and Cora Bernard (age 1, born Ohio). Listed in the same household was Harvey Bellows, age 25, laborer, born Ohio.

1880 Census: Lyon, Cloud County, Kansas: H. K. Bernard (age 44, farmer, born Ohio), wife P. C. Bernard (age 41, born Ohio), daughter Cora A. Bernard (age 21, school teacher, born Ohio) and son Guy H. Bernard (age 9, born Iowa).

1885 Kansas State Census, Lyon, Cloud County, Kansas: H. K. Bernard (age 56, born Ohio, from Iowa to Kansas, farmer, Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Service of the United States. State: Iowa, Company F, Regiment: 27th Inft.), P. C. Bernard (age 56, born Ohio), and G. H. Bernard (age 24, born Iowa). (Note: his next door neighbor was L. C. Talcott who also served in Company F, 27th Iowa).

Henry K. Bernard filed for a pension on July 31, 1890 in Kansas.

1895 Kansas State Census Collection: Lyon, Cloud County, Kansas: H. K. Bernard (age 58, born Ohio, from Iowa, farmer, Honorably discharged from the volunteer Military service of the United States: Yes: Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: Company F, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27th. Arm of Service: Inft.), P. C. Bernard (age 56, born Ohio, from Iowa to Kansas) and G. H. Bernard (age 24, born Iowa. From Iowa to Kansas).

1900 Census: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: H. K. Bernard (born May 1836, age 64, married 42 years, born Ohio), wife Permelia Bernard (born Jan. 1839, age 61, married 42 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Ohio)

1905 Kansas State Census, Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: H. K. Bernard (age 68, to Kansas from Iowa, born Ohio), Permalia Bernard (age 66, born Ohio).

1910 Census: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: Henry Bernard (age 73, married 1 time for 52 years, born Ohio, own income), and Permelia Bernard (age 71, married 1 time for 52 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Ohio)

1915 Kansas State Census, Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas: H. K. Bernard (age 78, born Ohio, to Kansas from Iowa, retired farmer, Home Library: (containing 20 or more volumes exclusive of school books. No. of Volumes: 50), Permelia Bernard (age 76, born Ohio).

Permelia Caroline (Bellows) Bernard (born Jan. 11, 1839) died Oct. 30, 1915. She is buried in in Delphos Cemetery, (Addition 1, Lot 23, Plot 3) Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas.

Obituary was found on Find a Grave

Delphos Republican, November 12, 1915

Permelia Caroline Bellows was born in Meigs County, Ohio, January 11, 1839, and died at her home in Delphos, October 30, 1915, aged 76 years, nine months and 19 days. In 1854 she moved with her parents to Delaware County, Iowa, settling on a farm near Greeley. On September 10, 1857, she was married to H. K. Bernard. To them were born two children, Mrs. Cora A. Lord, of Wamego, and Guy H. Bernard, of Kansas City. Both were present at her death and funeral. On August 8, 1862, Mr. Bernard enlisted in the 27th Reg. Iowa volunteers, serving three years. During those long, weary days, months and years she with her little daughter waited, watched and prayed for the return of their husband and father. In 1872 they came to Delphos and homesteaded four miles north of Delphos, in Cloud County. In 1897 they moved to Delphos and for nine years have lived in their beautiful modern home on Main Street, where she so peacefully and sweetly passed to her heavenly home. She joined the Universal Church in her early life and lived consistent with that confession, believing in the atoning sacrifice of the Savior of the world. She leaves to mourn for her an aged husband, a son and daughter, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, four sisters and three brothers and many friends that will miss her pleasant smile and hearty greeting. Her funeral was conducted in the home by C. H. Emmonds, of Junction City, assisted by G. S. Smith, on Tuesday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. A very large gathering of friends and the many beautiful floral tributes marked the high esteem in which this precious wife and mother was held.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to friends for their many kindnesses shown in connection with our great affliction.

H. K. Bernard, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Bellows, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Durst, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Lord & family, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Bernard & family

1920 Census: Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas: Charles W. Lord (age 61), wife Cora A. Lord (age 61), daughter Carrie W. Lord (age 34) and father-in-law Henry K. Bernard (age 83, widowed).

Henry K. Bernard died March 23, 1923 and is buried in Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas (Plot: 1st addition, Lot 23).

Obituary was found on Find a Grave

Delphos Republican
Delphos, Kansas

Henry K. Bernard was born in Butler Co., Ohio, May 1, 1836, and died March 23, 1923, at the good ripe age of 86 years, 10 months and 23 days.

In his early manhood he moved to Iowa, and on Sept. 10, 1857, he was married to Miss Permelia Bellows. To them were born two children, Mrs. Cora A. Lord, of Wamego, Kan., and G H. Bernard, of Kansas City, Mo.

During the Civil War he enlisted in Co. F., 27th Iowa on August 8, 1862; served three years and was honorably discharged, August 18, 1865.

He came with his family to Kansas in 1872 and settled on a homestead four miles north of Delphos, where he lived and improved his land until 1897. He built a comfortable home in Delphos where they lived happily until the death of his wife, October 29, 1915. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter and son, occasionally spending a visit with relatives, friends, and old comrades at the old home at Delphos.

In his early manhood he united with the Universalist Church and continued in that faith until his death. He leaves two children, four grandchildren and three great-grand-children and a host of neighbors, friends and comrades to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, a loyal citizen having given three years of the best of his life to the service of his country and long years of toil and endurance to build up the splendid citizenship of the this beautiful valley.

Memorial services were held for him in the home of Mr. Mark Durst in Delphos, Sunday afternoon, March 25 at 3 p.m., conducted by G.S. Smith. The Masonic Lodge No. 202 had charge at the cemetery.


Bickford, William W. He was born June 1, 1827 in Ohio. He married Angela Alice Webber about 1870. She was the daughter of Abraham A. Webber (1796 - Aug. 6, 1851) and Sarah M. Myers (1804 -1892).

1870 Census: Upper Loutre, Montgomery County, Missouri: W. Bickford (age 41, physician, born Ohio), Annie Bickford (age 24, born New York), Sarah Webber (age 68, born Pennsylvania), James Schuster (age 6, born Missouri) and Della Schuster (age 6, born Missouri).

1875 Kansas State Census: Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas: W. W. Bickford (age 48, Physician, born Ohio, from Indiana to Kansas), A. A. Bickford (age 31, born Missouri), Sarah M. Webber (age 73, born Penn), Thuda L. Waters (age 22, born Missouri). Josephine Souses (age 20, born Penn.).

1880 Census: Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas: William Bickford (age 33, physician, born Ohio), wife Alice Bickford (age 36, born Missouri), niece Thuda Waters (age 30, born Missouri), Mother-in-law Sarah Webber (age 77, widowed, born Pennsylvania). and servant Rosalia Edwards (age 20, born Kansas)

1885 Kansas State Census: Florence, Marion County, Kansas: W. W. Bickford (age 59, Druggist and farmer, born Ohio, from Missouri to Kansas), Alice A. Bickford (age 41, born Missouri), Sarah Weber Bickford (age 82, born Pennsylvania), Suria Waters Bickford (age 26, born Missouri), Mary Bickford (age 16, born Kansas.)

He filed for a pension on May 17, 1892 in Kansas.

William W. Bickford died Dec. 11, 1895 and is buried in Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, California.

His widow Alice Bickford for a pension on April 21, 1896 in Cal.

1900 Census: Santa Cruz, Ward 1, Santa Cruz, California: Alice A. Bickford (born Dec. 1842, age 57, widowed, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Missouri) Niece Freda L. Waters (born March 1850, age 50, single, born Missouri).

Alice A. (Weber) Bickford (born Dec. 19, 1842), died Aug. 27, 1926 and is buried in Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, California. (Note: her mother and niece are buried in the same cemetery with a similar tombstone).


Bower, Benjamin Franklin He was born Nov. 30, 1837 in Logan Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Michael Bower (April 21, 1811- March 25, 1896) and Catherine Kahl (June 5, 1814 - May 20, 1886). He married Elizabeth Sweiger (Swager) on Feb. 10, 1861 at Delaware County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of John S. Sweiger (Feb. 23, 1810 - about 1850) and Mary Jane Whiteman. Benjamin F. Bower married second Martha Stewart on June 13, 1883 in Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). His brother William Riley Bower also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Michael Bower (age 46), Catherine Bower (age 45), Franklin Bower (age 22), Elizabeth Bower (age 18), William Bower (age 15), Sylvester Bower (age 7), Michael Bower (age 5).

1870 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware, Iowa: Benj F. Bower (age 31, born Pennsylvania), Elizabeth Bower (age 27, born Illinois), Clara J. Bower (age 5, born Iowa), Mary R. Bower (age 2), and Michael H. Bower (age 7/12). They were living between the Michael Bower (father) and William R. Bower (brother) families.

1880 Census: Lodomillo, Clayton County, Iowa: B. F. Bower (age 43, Farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Elizabeth Bower (age 37, born Pennsylvania), daughter Clara Bower (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Rosetta Bower (age 12, born Iowa), son Hamilton Bower (age 10, born Iowa), son Washington Bower (age 8, born Iowa), son Melvin Bower (age 5, born Iowa), daughter Nellie Bower (age 5, born Iowa), daughter Nora Bower (age 2, born Iowa). His parents Michael and Catherine and brother Michael lived next door.

Elizabeth Bower (born Aug. 1, 1842), died Sept. 26, 1882. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford Township, Floyd County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Benjamin F. Bower (born Nov. 1838, age 61, married 16 years, farmer), wife Martha Bower (born March 1849, age 51, married 16 years, 7 children born, 2 still living), son Hamilton Bower (born Oct. 1869, age 30), son William Bower (born Dec. 1881, age 18), grandson Julius Stewart (born Dec. 1890, age 9)

1910 Census: Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa: Benjamin F. Bower (age 73, married 2 times, currently for 26 years, born Pennsylvania, own income), wife Martha Bower (age 63, married 2 times currently for 26 years, born Michigan), stepson Charles Stewart (age 35, widowed), Grandson Julius Stewart (age 17), Grandson Dale Stewart (age 7).

Benjamin F. Bower died Feb. 3, 1919 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Hillside Cemetery (also known as Eastside Cemetery) Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa.

Comrade B.F. Bower
Marble Rock Journal, 1919

Comrade B.F. Bower was born in Pennsylvania, November 30th, 1837; died at his home in Marble Rock, Ia., aged 81 years, 2 months, and 3 days.

Entered service of the U.S. August 11th, 1862 as member of Company F., Regiment 27th Iowa, received his discharge, January 19th, 1865, as a member of Company D, Regiment "Marine Brigade," having served three years.

Mr. Bower was united in marriage to Elizabeth Swaggard in 1861. Ten children were born to this union. Mrs. Catherine Hammond, Edgewood, Iowa; Clara, deceased; Mrs. Rose Brown, Haisington, Kansas; Mrs. Hamilton and F. W. Bower of Marble Rock, Iowa, Melvin, Duluth, Minnesota; Mellie, deceased; Mrs. Lenora Kratz, California and William Bower, Mason City, Iowa.

His wife died September 1882 he remarrying to Martha Stewart, June 1883. One child, Julius was born to latter union dying at three years of age.

There also survive two step children, Charles Stewart and Mrs. Minnie Wiltse; twenty seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Mr. Bower was a hard working man, quiet in manners, appreciative of his home.

Beside the above mentioned relatives there remains to mourn his attentive wife and companion.

Funeral services were conducted at the late home February 5th.

Appropriate music and fitting songs were rendered by Miss Patricia Walster, Mrs. Chas Moore, and Mrs. George Barber, with I. W. Inman in charge of the service.

His Widow Martha A. Bower filed for a pension on March 6, 1919 in Iowa.

Children of Benjamin F. Bower and Elizabeth Sweigert:

  1. Sarah Catherine Bower (Jan 25, 1862 - May 27, 1938)
  2. Clara Jane Bower (Jan 7, 1866 - Aug. 31, 1887)
  3. Mary Rosetta Bower (Sept. 18, 1867 - Sept. 11, 1929)
  4. Michael Hamilton Bower (Oct. 23, 1869 - ?)
  5. Franklin Washington Bower (Nov. 7, 1871 - Aug. 23, 1942)
  6. Nella May Bower (Oct. 2, 1874 0 Mar. 12, 1914)
  7. George Melvin Bower (Oct. 2, 1874 - Nov. 23, 1965)
  8. Harriet Lenora Bower (June 13, 1878 - Nov. 4, 1938)
  9. William Porter Bower (Dec. 12, 1881 - Nov. 2, 1938)

Bower, William Riley. He was born April 28, 1846 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Michael Bower (April 21, 1811- March 25, 1896) and Catherine Kahl (June 5, 1814 - May 20, 1886). He married Mary Leona Boldan on Aug. 28, 1867 in Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). His brother Benjamin F. Bower also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Michael Bower (age 46, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Catherine Bower (age 45, born Pennsylvania), Franklin Bower (age 22, born Pennsylvania), Elizabeth Bower (age 18, born Pennsylvania), William Bower (age 15, born Pennsylvania), Sylvester Bower (age 7, born Pennsylvania), Michael Bower (age 5, born Illinois).

1870 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm. R. Bower (age 25, common laborer, born Pennsylvania), Mary Leona Bower (age 20, born Indiana). Living next to them was Benjamin F. Bower (brother) and family. Next to Benjamin was Michael Bower (father) and family.

1880 Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: William Bower (age 32, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary Bowers (age 30, born Indiana) son Sherman Bowers (age 10, born Iowa), son Avaline Bowers (age 8, born Iowa), and daughter Mary Belle Bowers (age 5, born Iowa.)

1890 Veterans Census: Elliott, Letcher and Logan, Sanborn County, South Dakota: William R. Bower, private Co. F, 12th Iowa Infantry: Enlisted Oct. 17, 1864, discharged Oct. 26, 1865, served 1 year and 9 days, Post Office: Fletcher, South Dakota, Remarks: Also served in some other regiment.

1900 Census: Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota: William R. Bower (born Apr, 1846, age 54, married 31 years, born Pennsylvania, Carpenter).

1910 Census: El Centro, Imperial County, California: William R. Bower, age 64, married 1 time for 44 years, born Pennsylvania, Carpenter), wife Mary L. Bower (age 63, married 1 time for 44 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born Indiana).

1920 Census: Escondido, San Diego, California: William R. Bower (age 74, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary L. Bower (age 70, born Indiana)

William Riley Bower died March 29, 1922. He is buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Escondido, San Diego County, California.

W.R. BOWER DIED WEDNESDAY

Citizen of the Past Four Years Taken After Being an Invalid for Two Years

W. R. Bower, who came to Escondido four years ago and for two years has been an invalid with hardening of the arteries and other complications of old age, died at 1:06 Wednesday morning at his home on South Juniper street, aged 75 years. He has been very low for some time and his children were all summoned, some from distant points.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon of this week at two o'clock. The service will be conducted at the chapel of F. G. Thompson by Rev. Wm. Thomas, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be made at Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Bower was born in Pennsylvania. He came to California twelve years ago and to Escondido four years ago. He leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter. The children are L.S. Bower, of Escondido; E. E. Bower, of Watts; W. M. Bower, of Los Angeles, and Mrs. M. B. Reed of Escondido. The deceased had a long and useful life, although he has been retired since coming to Escondido. He was baptized into the Church of the Nazarene about two years ago.

North County Times Advocate, Wednesday, March 29, 1922.

His widow Mary L. Bower filed for a pension on July 27, 1922 in California.

Mary Leona (Boldan) Bower died Jan 29, 1929 and is buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Escondido, San Diego County, California.

Children of William Riley Bower and Mary Leona Boldan:

  1. Nilah Gwenlen Bower
  2. Jessie Murl Bower, born 1866
  3. Lester Sherman Bower (Oct. 14, 1870 - Mar. 6, 1949)
  4. Evlon Earl Bower (May 18, 1873 - Mar. 28, 1957)
  5. Millicent Mirabel Bower (born about 1875)
  6. Miriam Audra Bower (Nov. 7, 1881 - Sept. 21, 1969)
  7. William McMilken Bower (May 14, 1890 in South Dakota)

Boynton, William Nelson He was born April 23, 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He was the son of Noah Boynton (Feb. 28, 1802 - Jan 30, 1884) and Lucinda Vinton (Aug. 17, 1803 - Mar 17, 1880). Both parents are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. He married Julia A. Gaylord on Feb. 16, 1870 in Buchanan County, Iowa. She was probably the daughter of Evan (1860 Census) / Eben (1850 Census) and Mary Gaylord.

TWENTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY
Source: The History of Delaware County, Iowa by Western Historical Co.

Company F, Twenty-Seventh Regiment, was formed at Greeley in 1862, from men enlisted in Coffin's Grove, Manchester and Greeley. The people of Greeley gave the men a bountiful dinner and presented the company with a flag on the day they met and chose their officers. The regiment went into camp for drill at Dubuque, but was sent to Minnesota in October of that year to act as escort to the officers paying the friendly Indians in that State. The command was then ordered to Cairo, and thence to Memphis. The regiment was moved, under Sherman, in the demonstration against the rebels at the Tallahatchie. December 21st, six companies of the regiment moved into Holly Springs, just vacated by Van Dorn. In January, 1863, the regiment took part in the engagement at Lexington, Tenn., where Forrest was badly trounced. In August, the regiment was sent to Arkansas, and assisted in the capture of Little Rock. It remained at that place till November, when it returned to Memphis.

The following extract from a letter published in the Delaware County Union of April 1, 1864, from Lieut. W. N. Boynton, of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, dated Vicksburg, March 10, will give some idea of the services performed by that regiment:

"We have just returned from one of the biggest marches ever made by infantry during this war, having marched entirely across the State of Mississippi and back again, a distance of 475 miles; and this, too, without finding any force of the enemy worth mentioning. We left Vicksburg on the 3d of February and returned on the 5th of March, having had some of the prettiest weather ever known at this time of the year. It only rained a part of two days during the entire time. We destroyed fifty-five miles of railroad, burned nine towns, viz : Jackson (the remnant), Morton, Brandon, Hillsboro, Decatur, Meridian, Enterprise (by the 7th Army Corps), Marlon, Marlon Station and a little town called Union. All of these were most effectually cleaned out. We also burned eighteen railroad bridges, twenty-two water tanks and seven railroad depots, cotton and cotton gins too numerous to mention. Dwelling houses also caught a foretaste of the future. In fact, complete devastation and desolation followed us everywhere. Never have I had better reasons for thanking my 'lucky star' that war was not in the 'land of my home,' than on this occasion. Well may the people of the North thank God, or ' Grant's big guns, with fighting boys to man them,' that war is not at their doors."

March 10, 1864, the regiment started from Vicksburg on the Red River expedition, and four days after assisted in the capture of Fort DeRussey. Col. Woods says the regiment moved too rapidly for a long charge, but all the time under good control. The boys mounted the parapet and fired on the rebels, who immediately raised the white flag and surrendered. The regiment reached Grand Ecore, La., April 4, and on the 9th was in the engagement at Pleasant Hill. Cavalry charged upon the position occupied by the Twenty-seventh, resulting in the annihilation of the attacking force. Later in the day, the regiment was under a heavy fire for two hours, and came near being captured, owing to the other forces near by having withdrawn. When the order came to retreat, the regiment was being pressed hard on the flanks, but after a sharp struggle, marched off in line, and In good order. Capt. Holbrook, of Company F, received special mention for his bravery in this action. After being severely wounded, he continued at the head of his company until a second wound compelled him to seek a Surgeon's care.

The next day, Gen. Banks ordered a retreat, and up to May 19, the Twenty-seventh heard the roar of artillery almost dally. May 18, the regiment took part in the battle of Yellow Bayou, in which it lost three men killed and fourteen wounded. The regiment marched to Memphis, and on the 6th of June assisted in driving the enemy off the field at Ditch Bayou, Ark. July 14 and 15, the command took an honorable part in the battles of Tupelo and Old Town Creek. The regiment was in the heavy fighting near Nashville, December 15, and on the following day the command made a brilliant charge on the works at Mountain Heights, driving the rebels out of their intrenchments and into the woods.

April 9, 1865, the Twenty-seventh was in the charging forces that captured Fort Blakely, Ala. Thence the regiment marched to Montgomery, and was present at its surrender. July 15, the regiment was ordered to Memphis, and thence to Clinton, where it was mustered out. During its term of service, this regiment marched over three thousand miles, and traveled by rail and steamboat over ten thousand miles. As can be seen above, its record is a proud one, and it is a matter of congratulation that the men of Company F, who escaped the perils of the battles they were engaged In, are in our midst, useful and honored citizens.

[note: This regiment was mustered out of service at Clinton Aug. 8, 1865. Officers not otherwise accounted for were mustered out as with regiment.

There was a list of the men that served from Delaware County with this history. Since the roster already includes that information I did not include it here. ejj.

1860 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Thomas Dodson (age 28), Pamelia Dodson (age 27), Lillian Dodson (age 3), Charles Dodson (age 2) and William Boynton (age 21, born Illinois, watch maker).

1870 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm N. Boynton (age 28, jeweler and watch repairman, born Illinois), and Julia Boynton (age 22, born Illinois).

1880 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm. N. Boynton (age 38, Jeweler, born Illinois), wife Julia N. Boynton (age 32, born Illinois) and son William E. Boynton (age 8, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm N. Boynton (age 43, Union Street, Jeweler), Julia Boynton (age 36), Willie Boynton (age 12) and Marcelon Loban (age 14).

1900 Census; Manchester City, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm. N. Boynton (born Apr. 1842, age 58, married 30 years, born Illinois, Jeweler), wife Julia N. Boynton (born June 1848, age 51, married 30 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Illinois)

1910 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: William N. Boynton (age 77, married 1 time for 40 years, born Illinois, retired Merchant, Jewelry ), and Julia A. Boynton (age 61, married 1 time for 40 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Illinois). The census was taken April 15, 1910.

William Nelson Boynton died May 28, 1910 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

Boynton, William Nelson 1842-1910
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer

Manchester, Iowa, June 1 - Memorial day next year will see one more soldier to be honored in the person of William N. Boynton, whose funeral was held here today. The service was in charge of the Masonic order, Rev. J. F. Moore officiating, and interment was made in Oakland cemetery. As a mark of respect, stores and business houses in the city were closed during the afternoon.

Mr. Boynton has been a resident of Manchester since 1859 and conducted one of the largest retail jewelry stores in this section. He enjoyed the distinction of being one of the best engravers in the state.

William N. Boynton was born in Stevenson county, Illinois, April 23, 1842, and his early years were spent on his father's farm. At the age of seventeen he came to Iowa, locating at Strawberry Point, where he engaged in the jewelry business. After less than a year's residence there he came to Manchester.

In 1862 he enlisted in the Union army as a private in Company F, 27th Iowa Infantry, and was honorably discharged after three years service with the rank of first lieutenant.

On his return home he again opened a jewelry store and has continued in this business since.

His marriage to Miss Julia Gaylord of Winthrop occurred February 16, 1870, and one child has been born to them. Dr. William E. Boynton, of Chicago.

For over half a century he has been identified with the business interests and progress of this city, and was an active member of the G.A.R., the Masons, and the Modern Woodmen of America. An interesting item in connection with Mr. Boynton's life is the fact that he had five brothers, all of whom followed the jeweler's profession.

Among the out of town relatives who attended the funeral were the following: Dr. and Mrs. William E. Boynton and daughter, Claudia, of Chicago; John E. Boynton of Jerseyville, Illinois; Edward Boynton, of Iowa City, and Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Gaylord, Mr. and Mrs. L. Gaylord and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gaylord, of Winthrop.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday evening edition, June 1, 1910

Julia (Gaylord) Boynton died in 1929 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.


Brown, Andrew Jackson He was born Mar. 12, 1840 in Birmingham, Erie County, Ohio. He married Emily Elizabeth Smith on Nov. 28, 1860. She was the daughter of Francis King Smith (Dec. 12, 1822 - Oct. 1, 1903) and Elizabeth Irene Minkler (June 14, 1828 - Dec. 28, 1859). He married second Fannie W. Taylor on Sept. 12, 1872 in Dubuque County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1870 Census: Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa: H. A. Brown, (age 30, county clerk, born England), Emily E., Brown (age 25) Austin D. Brown (age 8), Mertin Brown (age 6) and Wade Brown (age 1). Note: His initials and place of birth do not appear to be correct, but unless there is another Brown in Delaware county with the identically named wife and children, this has to be him.

I found a biography for his son Austin D. Brown that confirmed the information above:

Austin D. Brown is the proprietor of a furniture and undertaking establishment at Manchester, where his enterprise and initiative have gained him recognition as a leading business man. He was born in Coffins Grove township, this county, August 23, 1862. His father, Andrew J. Brown, was born March 12, 1840, in Birmingham, Ohio, and in the early '50s, probably in 1854, arrived in Iowa, where he spent the summers at work upon the farm, while in the winter seasons he attended school. He had reached the age of twenty two years when in 1862 he enlisted for service in the Twenty seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He lost an arm while at the front and then returned to Coffins Grove township, where he took up the profession of teaching. Later he was elected county clerk and filled that position for four years. He remained one of the respected residents of the county to the time of his death, which occurred November 22, 1912. In early manhood he wedded Emily E. Smith, who was born in Indiana, June 14, 1845, and who died at the comparatively early age of twenty seven years. She was a daughter of Frank K. Smith, one of the pioneer settlers of Coffins Grove township. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Brown were the parents of four children, of whom a daughter died in infancy, the others being: Austin D.; Merton K., who has also passed away; and Wade A., of Los Angeles, California.

Reared under the parental roof, Austin D. Brown acquired his early education in the public schools of the county and subsequently pursued a course in the Manchester Academy. Previously he had entered the office of the Manchester Democrat, in which he served as "devil" for a year. He then went with the Press, remaining in that office until he entered the academy. When his textbooks were put aside he became driver of a wagon for the Ford Brothers and later entered their grocery store as a clerk, remaining with them until the fall of 1883, when he secured a position in the hardware store of Lawrence & Lister, continuing with that house until January, 1887, when he went upon the road for a wholesale hardware house, covering central Iowa. He was thus engaged until March 20, 1895, when he purchased the furniture and undertaking business of H. C. Smith, of Manchester, and has since been numbered among the enterprising and progressive merchants of the city. He carries a large and well selected line of goods, is thoroughly reliable in his business methods, systematic in management and unfaltering in enterprise. As a result of these qualities his business has increased fourfold.

On the 1st of October, 1885, Mr. Brown was joined in wedlock to Miss Anna O. Wooldridge, a daughter of the Rev. Lucian P. arid Mildred A. (Mills) Wooldridge, of Macon, Missouri, both of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Brown became the parents of four children: Lucian W., now deceased; Mildred A., who married Dr. Edwin Cobb of Marshalltown; Clarence A., a senior in the high school; and a daughter who died in infancy. Ever interested in the cause of education, they have given their children good opportunities in that direction and for four years prior to her marriage Mrs. Cobb attended Oberlin College and Conservatory at Oberlin, Ohio.

In politics Mr. Brown is a republican and is proud of the fact that his last presidential ballot was cast for William Howard Taft, for he firmly believes in the principles of the party. He holds membership in the Congregational church and is prominently known in Masonic circles, having membership in Manchester Lodge, No. 165, A. F. & A. M.; Olive Branch Chapter, No. 48, R. A. M.; Elam Council, R. & S. M.; Nazareth Commandery, No. 33, K. T.; De Molay Consistory, No. 1, A. A. S. R.; and El Kahir Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of which he served for two years as illustrious potentate and for four terms as representative to the imperial council for North America. He is also a member of Hyperion Lodge, Knights of Pythias. His Masonic connections have made him widely known throughout the state, while his laudable ambition and indefatigable energy have won him a creditable place as one of the merchants of Manchester.

History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914

Emily Elizabeth (Smith) Brown died June 2, 1872 in Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa.

1880 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: A. J. Brown, (age 40, clerk in store?, born Ohio), wife Fanny W. Brown (age 40, born Mass.), son Austin Brown (age 17), son Merton Brown (age 16), and son Wade A. Brown (age 11).

1885 Iowa State Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Andrew J. Brown (age 44, traveling salesman, Howard Street, born Ohio), Fannie W. Brown (age 44, born Mass.), Austin D. Brown (age 22, Hardware Clerk, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Merton K. Brown (age 20, grocery clerk, born Delaware County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Andrew J. Brown (born Mar. 1840, age 60, married 27 years, born Ohio), wife Fanny W. Brown (born Mar. 1840, age 60, married 27 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born Mass).

1910 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Andrew J. Brown (age 70, Divorced, born Ohio, own income).

Andrew Jackson Brown died Nov. 22, 1912 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

ANDREW J. BROWN DIES

Pioneer Resident of Delaware County and Early Businessman of Manchester Succumbs

Special to the Gazette

Manchester, Iowa, November 27 – – Andrew J. Brown, a pioneer resident of Delaware County, and one of the early day business men of Manchester, passed away in the city the latter part of the week, after an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born in Birmingham, Ohio, March 12, 1840, and at the age of 16 years came to Delaware County, locating on a farm near Masonville, Iowa. Upon his arrival in this section of Iowa, he found employment on various farms, working for $.50 per day, this being considered extra good wages. On November 28, 1861, he was united in marriage with Miss Emily E. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Smith of Coffins Grove Township. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown were born four children, Austin D. Brown and the late Merton K. Brown of Manchester, Wade A. Brown of Chicago, and one daughter, who died in infancy. Mrs. Brown passed away at Delhi in June 1872. Later Mr. Brown was again married to Mrs. Fanny W. Taylor of Delhi, who also preceded him in death. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Brown answered his country's call for volunteers, enlisting in company F, 27th Iowa infantry. After serving in Army about a year, he was wounded, losing his left arm. After being crippled in battle, he returned to his home in Delaware County. For a number of years he was engaged in teaching in the rural schools of the County. He served Delaware County as clerk of courts for a number of years. He is survived by his two sons, Austin D. Brown of the city and Wade A. Brown of Chicago.

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, November 27, 1912


Chase, Ezra Franklin "Charles". He was born April 9, 1843 in New York. He was the son of Ezra Franklin Chase (Sept. 21, 1815 - May 26, 1883) and Naomi McCall (January 5, 1815 - Oct. 29, 1885). His brother James D. Chase also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, New York: Ezra F. Chase (age 30), Naomi Chase (age 34), Charles F. Chase (age 7), James D. Chase (age 4), Minerva S. Chase (age 1). There was also a Thomas Berg (age 42) living with the family.

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: E. F. Chase (age 35, born New York, farmer), Naoma Chase (age 40, born New York), E. F. Chase (age 13, born New York), James D. Chase (age 10, born New York), Naoma M. Chase (age 7, born New York), and Hena F. Chase (age 5, born New York.) They had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.. (Note they were living next to the parents of Ezra Franklin Chase, (Sr.): Daniel Chase (age 61), Sally Chase (age 52), Elizabeth Chase (age 21) and Emma Chase (age 12). This family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Ezra F. Chase (age 40, farmer, born New York), Naomi Chase (age 44, born New York), E. F. Chase (age 17, born New York), James D. Chase (age 14, born New York), Naomi M. Chase (age 11, born New York), and Hena F. Chase (age 8, born New York).

Ezra Franklin Chase died Apr. 14, 1865 and is buried in Baton Rouge National Cemetery, E. Baton Rouge Parish, LA, Section 6, Grave 321

Note: I do question this one a bit. The tombstone photo shows the name E. Frank Chase, ME (which I interpret as meaning Maine. So I do wonder if I have the right E. F. Chase??? The date of death on Find a Grave does match the date of death in the roster. But this would not be the first time I have seen an error on Find a Grave. So I am not really sure.


Chase, James Daniel He was born July 14, 1845 in Cattaraugus, New York. He was the son of Ezra Franklin Chase (Sept. 21, 1815 - May 26, 1883) and Naomi McCall (January 5, 1815 - Oct. 29, 1885), He married Sarah Jane Hindal on Feb. 11, 1877. She was the daughter of John Paul Hindall (Nov. 5, 1826 - June 12, 1886) and Susanna Crall (Mar. 10, 1833 - June 19, 1892). His brother Ezra F. Chase also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

James Chase and Sarah Hindall James Daniel Chase and Sarah Jane (Hindal) Chase. Image was found here

1850 Census, Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, New York: Ezra F. Chase (age 30), Naomi Chase (age 34), Charles F. Chase (age 7), James D. Chase (age 4), Minerva S. Chase (age 1). There was also a Thomas Berg (age 42) living with the family.

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: E. F. Chase (age 35, born New York, farmer), Naoma Chase (age 40, born New York), E. F. Chase (age 13, born New York), James D. Chase (age 10, born New York), Naoma M. Chase (age 7, born New York), and Hena F. Chase (age 5, born New York.) They had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years. (Note they were living next to the parents of Ezra Franklin Chase, (Sr.): Daniel Chase (age 61), Sally Chase (age 52), Elizabeth Chase (age 21) and Emma Chase (age 12). This family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Ezra F. Chase (age 40, farmer, born New York), Naomi Chase (age 44, born New York), E. F. Chase (age 17, born New York), James D. Chase (age 14, born New York), Naomi M. Chase (age 11, born New York), and Hena F. Chase (age 8, born New York).

1870 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Ezra F. Chase (age 50, farmer), Naomi Chase (age 54), Flora C. Chase (age 18, school teacher), James D. Chase (age 23, farmer) and Willie Martin (age 8).

1880 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: James D. Chase (age 33, born New York, farmer), wife Sarah L. Chase (age 22, born Wisconsin), son Frank H. Chase (age 2, born Iowa), daughter Bertha I. Chase (age 1, born Iowa) and boarder William Bardwell (age 17).

1885 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: J. D. Chase ( township 90, Range 4, Section 17, age 38, born NY), Sarah Chase (age 27), Frank Chase (age 7, born Delaware county, Iowa), Bertha Chase (age 5, born Delaware County, Iowa), Ross Chase (age 3, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Eli Hindall (age 20, born Wisconsin).

1900 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: James Chase (born July 1846, age 52, married 23 years, born New York, farmer), wife Sarah Chase (born Feb. 1858, age 42, married 23 years, 4 children born, 3 still living) son Frank Chase (born Jan. 1878, age 22, born Iowa), son Ross Frank (born May 1881, age 19, born Iowa) and son John Chase (born April 1887, age 13, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: James D. Chase (age 63, married 1 time for 33 years, born New York, own Income), Wife Sarah J. Chase (age 52, married 1 time for 33 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Wisconsin).

The Security Savings Bank is an outgrowth of the private banking concern of Thomas Cole, founded in 1890. This was a year or so after William Millen attempted to found a bank in the village and failed. The Security Savings Bank was incorporated September 15, 1908, after taking over the Cole interest, by J. U. Rector, J. D. Chase, I. C. Odell, William Odell, W. P. Harris, G. L. Baker, Gertrude G. Cole, H. Wilson, D. W. Clements and W. H. Norris. The capital stock was $18,000, and officials: W. H. Norris, president; J. D. Chase, vice president, who died February, 1914 and was succeeded by I. C. Odell; F. B. Wilson, cashier.

History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, 1914,Volume I, Chapter XXIII

James D. Chase died Feb. 20, 1914 and is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa.

His widow Sarah J. Chase filed for a pension on Mar. 2, 1914.

Sarah Jane (Hindal) Chase died May 2, 1926, and is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa.


Clark, Charles E. He was born about 1844 in New York. He was the son of Hulbert and Mary Clark.

1850 Census: Bridgewater, Williams County, Ohio: Hulbert Clark (age 35, born New York), Mary Clark (age 30, born New York), William Clark (age 8, born New York), Charles Clark (age 6, born New York), Mary Clark (age 10, born New York), Judson Clark (age 3, born Ohio), George Clark (age 4/12, born Ohio), and Charles Clark (age 63). (Note, based on the fact that father Hulbert Clark filed for a pension for Charles E. Clark, and the list of children in this 1850 census, I suspect that Charles E., Judson, and William H. Clark of the 27th Iowa were brothers - the ages and place birth match the roster).

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Albert Clark (age 35), Mary Clark (age 26), Margarett Clark (age 4), Julia Clark (age 3), Ann Clark (age 1), George Clark (age 9), William Clark (age 19), Mary Clark (age 18), Charles Clark (age 14) and Judson Clark (age 13). Note: This appears to be the same children listed in the 1850 census, but they are either living with another family - - OR the census taker mistook the name Hulbert for Albert. But the ages are off a little for the parents.

His father Hulbert Clark filed for a pension on July 2, 1892 in Kansas.


Clark, Judson He was born July 17, 1847 in Ohio. He was the son of Hulbert and Mary Clark. Judson Clark married Nellie Smith on July 11, 1869 in Dubuque, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1850 Census: Bridgewater, Williams County, Ohio: Hulbert Clark (age 35, born New York), Mary Clark (age 30, born New York), William Clark (age 8, born New York), Charles Clark (age 6, born New York), Mary Clark (age 10, born New York), Judson Clark (age 3, born Ohio), George Clark (age 4/12, born Ohio), and Charles Clark (age 63). (Note, based on the fact that father Hulbert Clark filed for a pension for Charles E. Clark, and the list of children in this 1850 census, I suspect that Charles E., Judson, and William H. Clark of the 27th Iowa were brothers - the ages and place birth match the roster.)

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Albert Clark (age 35), Mary Clark (age 26), Margarett Clark (age 4), Julia Clark (age 3), Ann Clark (age 1), George Clark (age 9), William Clark (age 19), Mary Clark (age 18), Charles Clark (age 14) and Judson Clark (age 13). Note: This appears to be the same children listed in the 1850 census, but they are either living with another family - - OR the census taker mistook the name Hulbert for Albert. But the ages are off a little for the parents.

1880 Census, Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kansas: Jud Clark (age 33, born Ohio), wife Hellen M. Clark (age 40, born Ohio), daughter Ella J. Clark, (age 9, born Iowa), son Overton Clark (age 7, born Iowa), son Francis Clark (age 5, born Kansas), son Jud Clark (age 1, born Kansas).

Roster of Soldier, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska: Judson Clark, private, Co. F, 27th Iowa Infantry, Address: Fairbury.

1885 Nebraska State Census Collection: Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska: Judson Clark (age 37, barber, born Ohio), wife Helen Clark (age 37, born Ohio), daughter Willie Clark (age 13, born Iowa), Son Over Clark (age 12, born Iowa), Son Francis Clark (age 10, born Kansas), Son Charles Clark (age 6, born Kansas) and son George Clark (age 4, born Kansas).

1890 Veterans Census: Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska: Judson Clark, Private, Co. F, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, Discharged Jan 1, 1866, served 2 years and 15 days, Post Office Address: Fairbury, Nebraska, Disability Incurred: Hernia.

1900 Census: Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska: Judson Clark (born July 1847, age 52, married 30 years, born Michigan, City Marshal), wife Ellen M. Clark (born Nov. 1839, age 60, married 30 years, 7 children born 4 still living, born Ohio), son Frank Clark (born July 1874, age 25, born Kansas), son George Clark (born May 1881, age 19, born Kansas).

1910 Census: Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska: Judson Clark (Lodger, age 63, married 1 time for 41 years, born Ohio)

1920 Census: Washington, Hall County, Nebraska, Nebraska Soldiers and Sailors home: Judson Clark, (age 72, born Ohio), Helen Clark (age 80, born Ohio)

Judson Clark died July 26, 1921, and is buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska, Lot 6, Grave 6

His widow Hellen M. Clark filed for a pension on Aug. 23, 1921. (Note the Judson Clark's Pension Index record had a remark: See W. C. 257328, Henry H. Smith, B 7 Ill. Cav. Henry H. Smith's Pension Index Record shows that he died June 1, 1868. and his widow H. M. Clark filed for a pension on June 29, 1880. His card is also cross referenced with Judson Clark. So it appears that Helen Clark was first married to Henry H. Smith.)


Clark, William Harrison He was born Mar. 28, 1842 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of Hulbert and Mary Jane Clark. He married Effie Annie Wallace on Dec. 4, 1864 in Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Hulbert and Almina Wallace.

1850 Census: Bridgewater, Williams County, Ohio: Hulbert Clark (age 35, born New York), Mary Clark (age 30, born New York), William Clark (age 8, born New York), Charles Clark (age 6, born New York), Mary Clark (age 10, born New York), Judson Clark (age 3, born Ohio), George Clark (age 4/12, born Ohio), and Charles Clark (age 63). (Note, based on the fact that father Hulbert Clark filed for a pension for Charles E. Clark, and the list of children in this 1850 census, I suspect that Charles E., Judson, and William H. Clark of the 27th Iowa were brothers - the ages and place birth match the roster.).

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Albert Clark (age 35), Mary Clark (age 26), Margarett Clark (age 4), Julia Clark (age 3), Ann Clark (age 1), George Clark (age 9), William Clark (age 19), Mary Clark (age 18), Charles Clark (age 14) and Judson Clark (age 13). Note: This appears to be the same children listed in the 1850 census, but they are either living with another family - - OR the census taker mistook the name Hulbert for Albert. But the ages are off a little for the parents.

1870 Census: Beaver, Grundy County, Iowa: William H. Clark (age 28, farmer, born New York), Effie A. Clark (age 25, born Ohio), Charles Clark (age 3), Minerva Clark (age 2), Hulbert Clark (age 50, farmer, born New York), and Elizabeth Clark (age 7)

1880 Census, Plum, Phillips, Kansas: William Clark (age 38, born New York), wife Effie Clark (age 35, born Ohio), son Arthur H. Clark (age 1/12, born May in Kansas), father Hulbert Clark (age 62, widowed, born New York.). Living next door to them is a Henry and Mary E. Wisman (age 40, born New York). They have several children including a son named Hulbert and brother-in-law (?) Gilbert Clark living with them. I suspect this is William's sister Mary.

Phillips County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll: Certificate # 66,407; Name of Pensioner: Clark, Wm. H.; P. O. Address: Kirwin; Cause for which pensioned: wd. r. knee; Monthly Rate: $6.00 Date of original allowance: left blank

1885 Kansas State Census, Kirwin, Phillips county, Kansas: W. H. Clark (age 43, married, musician, born New York, from Iowa to Kansas, Honorably Discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States, Name of State: Iowa, Letter or Name of Company F, private, Number of Regiment: 27, Branch: Infantry), E. A. Clark (female, age 39, married, born Ohio), Arthur Clark (age 4, male born Kansas), Minnie M. Clark (age 1, female, born Kansas).

1895 Kansas State Census, Plum, Phillips County, Kansas: W. H. Clark (age 53, married, musician, born New York, from Iowa to Kansas, Honorably Discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States, Name of State: Iowa, Letter or Name of Company F, Number of Regiment: 27, Branch: Infantry).

1900 Census, Plum, Phillips County, Kansas: William H. Clark (born Mar. 1842, age 58, married 35 years, born New York, furniture dealer), wife Effie A. Clark (born Oct. 1845, age 54, married 35 years, 4 children born, 1 still living, born Ohio), Arthur Clark (born May 1880, age 20, born Kansas), adopted daughter Mary M. Clark (born April 1883, age 17, born Kansas), mother-in-law Almina A. Wallace (born Sept. 1810, age 89, widowed, married 72 years, 12 children born, 3 still living, born New York.)

1910 Census, Plum, Phillips County, Kansas: William H. Clark (age 68, married 1 time for 46 years, born New York, merchant), wife Effie A. Clark (age 65, married 1 time for 46 years, 4 children born, 1 still living, millenary in store.), Barbara Stanton (housekeeper, age 29).

1920 Census, National Military Home, Leavenworth, Kansas: William H. Clark (age 76, widowed, born New York)

Effie Annie (Wallace) Clark, (born Oct. 14, 1845), died April 17, 1929 and is buried in Agra Cemetery, Agra, Phillips County, Kansas. (Note: the date of death is on the Find a Grave website. Either it is incorrect, or I have the wrong William H. Clark in 1920. The 1920 census records shows that he is widowed.)

William Harrison Clark died April 20, 1929 and is buried in Agra Cemetery, Agra, Phillips County, Kansas


Coats, Joseph He was born Oct 20, 1834 in Miami County, Ohio. He was the son of Ransom Coats (1810 - Feb. 10, 1886) and Margaret McDonald (Oct. 23, 1813 - 1898). He married first Mary A. (probably Louis -- see 1860 census and notes under 1880 census). He married second Captaolia Ada Penrose on Dec. 15, 1879 in Buchanan County, Iowa. She was the daughter of William Ellsworth Penrose (Dec. 28, 1806 - June 21, 1887) and Martha Eleanor Wilson (Apr. 7, 1819 - Dec. 11, 1894).

1850 Census, Green, Trumbull County, Ohio: Ransom Coates (age 50, farmer and cooper, born New York), Margaret Coats (age 37, born Pennsylvania), Joseph Coats (age 16, born Ohio), Mary Ann Coates (age 14, born Ohio), Solomon D. Coates (age 12, born Ohio), Stoddard L. Coates (age 10 born Ohio, ), Wm. H. H. Coates (age 9 born Ohio, ), Lydia Coates (age 7 born Ohio, ), Margaret Coates (age 5 born Ohio, ), Jeremiah Coates (age 3 born Ohio, ), and Hannon S. Coates (age 1, born Ohio ).

1860 Census, Middlefield, Buchanan County, Iowa) Joseph Coates (age 25, born Ohio), Mary Coates (age 21, born Ohio) May J. Coates (age 2, born Michigan), and Titus L. Coates (age 4/12, born Iowa)

1880 Census, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa: Joseph P. Coats (age 45, well borer, born Wisconsin?), wife Captola Coats (age 21, born Wisconsin), son Levi Coats (age 20, born Iowa), daughter Viola Frizelle (age 18, married, born Iowa).

It appears to me (based on two children ages 20 and 18 in 1880), that Joseph Coats was previously married. The 1910 census does say he had been married 2 times. I found a marriage record for a Tittus Levi Coats. He married Mary Ellen Woolworth on Jan. 4, 1884 in Dickinson county, Iowa. The marriage record lists his parents as J. P. Coats and Mary A. Louis. This could be a clue as to the name of his first wife.

1895 Iowa State Census, Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Ser. Joseph P. Coats (age 60, born New York, Occupation: Veterinary Surg., Religion: M. E.), Ada Coats (age 35, born Wisconsin), Joseph P. Coats Jr. (age 14, born Buchanan County, Iowa), Nellie B. Coats (age 12, born Buchanan County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota: Joseph P. Coats (born Oct. 1834, age 65, married 20 years, born Ohio, Veterinary Surgeon), wife Ada C. Coats (born May 1859, age 41, married 20 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin), son Joseph P. Coats, Jr. (born Oct. 1880, age 19, born Iowa), daughter Nellie B. Coats (born Dec. 1882, age 17, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa: Joseph Coats (age 75, married 2 times, currently for 30 years, born Ohio, veterinary, own practice), wife Ada C. Coats (age 50, married 1 time for 30 years, born Wisconsin), Ray Swink (boarder, age 20), and son Joseph P. Coats (age 29, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census, Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa: J. P. Coats, age 80, County: Kossuth, Township: Burt, Occupation: retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write, Birth Place: Ohio, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry 27th Iowa, father's birth place: New York, mother's birthplace, Penn., years in Iowa: 57.

1920 Census: Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa: Joseph Coates (age 85, born Ohio), wife Ada Coates (age 54, born Wisconsin).

Joseph Coats died Aug 30, 1921. He is buried in Burt Township Cemetery, Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa

BURT VETERAN DEAD

J. P. Coats, Civil War Soldier, Passed Away Last Week, Aged Eighty-Seven Years

J. P. Coats passed away on Tuesday of last week. Mr. Coats was a Civil War veteran and had been confined to his bed for the past eight months. Mr. Coats was born in Ohio, October 20, 1834, and would have been 87 years of age in October. He enlisted in Company F, 27th Iowa volunteers and served during the war. He leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. P. L. Dremmell and J. P. Coats of Minneapolis and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Phillips of Perry, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Friday and the remains laid to rest in the Burt Cemetery.

Upper Des Moines – Republican, Algona, Iowa, Wednesday, September 7, 1921

His widow Ada C. Coats filed for a pension in Sept. 1921.

Ada (Penrose) Coats (born May 17, 1859), died Feb. 9, 1930. She is buried in Burt Township Cemetery, Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa.


Cole, Edwin A. He was born July 1840 in Michigan. He was the son of C. M. and Eliza Cole.

1850 Census: Virgil, Kane County, Illinois: C. M. Cole (age 40), Elisa Cole (age 37), Mariet Cole (age 18), Orrin H. Cole (age 16), George W. Cole (age 14), Edwin Cole (age 11), Robert Cole (age 10), Albert Cole (age 5), James W. Cole (age 2) and Emma Cole (age 0).

1856 Iowa State Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: C. M. Cole (age 44, married, born NY, carpenter), Eliza Ann Cole, (age 42, born Canada), George W. Cole (age 18, born Michigan), Edwin Cole (age 17, born Michigan), Robert Cole (age 15, born Michigan), Albert Cole (age 9, born Illinois), John Cole (age 7, born Illinois). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1880 Census: Bridgeport, Mono County, California: C. M. Cole (age 70, carpenter, born Lake Ontario), Eliza A. Cole (age 67, born Canada), Geo. W. Cole (age 39, farmer, born Michigan), Edwin A. Cole (age 36, famer, born Michigan), and James Cole (age 27, born Michigan).

Edwin A. Cole filed for a pension on June 1, 1881 in California

1900 Census, Redding, Shasta County, California: Edwin A. Cole (boarder, born July 1840, Age 59, single, born Michigan, father born "at sea", mother born Canada, plasterer), George W. Cole, born Aug. 1838, age 61, born Michigan, father born "at sea", mother born Canada, carpenter)

Edwin Allen Cole died Dec. 22, 1910 and is buried in Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery, Yountville, Napa County, CA.


Colson, David G. He was born about 1832 in New York. David Coleson married Roxey Ann Webster on Nov. 20, 1853 in Ogle County, Illinois (Illinois Marriages 1851-1900). She was the daughter of Oscar Webster (Nov. 29, 1809 - ?) and Mary Joanna Chapman (Mar. 19, 1815 - Jan. 14, 1877)

General Hospital
Jackson, Tennessee
March 23, '63

Mrs. Coleson,

Respected Madam:

Your husband wishes me to answer for him, yours to him, dated March 13th and will say that he is yet in a very bad condition. He is very sick and weak. He is not only troubled with excessive vomiting, but the chronic diarrhea is very bad on him. He has been under our charge for 2 or 3 weeks and I do not think his case much improved. The least diet that he ought not to eat will set his bowels running off tremendously. This is a disease contracted in camp, and are very hard to master, yet we hope to be able to see (the page stops here)

David G. Colson, died Mar 25, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of typhoid fever. (Note the roster says March 23, but all documents in the widows pension says March. 25).

His widow Roxie A. Coleson filed for a pension on May 1, 1863. A pension for a minor was filed on Sept. 25, 1866. R. A. Stroud was guardian. Information from the pension files are abstracted below:

Camp Reeds Jackson Tennessee
April 9th 1863

Mrs. Coleson

I received a letter from you last evening for David. I am very sorry to inform you that David G. Coleson died in Hospital Jackson Tenn, on the twenty fifth day of March 1863. I went to see him several times when he was sick. He died of Typhoid pneumonia after being sick here in the regimental hospital, he has been sick ever since the first of January on a hard march that we took to the Tennessee River. He was buried very decently. He had a good coffin and looked very well.

Nothing more at present,

Yours,

J. S. Eisenhart
Co. F. 27th Regt. Iowa Vol Inft.

P.S. If you wish to know anything about him write and I will answer your letter.


In her declaration dated April 18, 1863, Roxie A. Coleson stated:

Her name was Roxie Ann Coleson, age 26, a resident of Buffalo, in the County of Ogle, Illinois. That she was the widow of David G. Coleson, a private in Company F, commanded by Captain W. W. Bickford, of the 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. That her said husband enlisted at Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa on August 12, 1862 for the term of three years, and continued to serve until the 25th day of March, 1863 when he died of Typhoid fever and chronic diarrhea.

She was married to David G. Coleson on November 19, 1853 at Buffalo, in Ogle County, Illinois by HC. G. Hollwood, JP. Her name before her marriage was Roxie Ann Webster. That she had three children living, the issue of said marriage: Oscar Webster, aged 6 years, Ira Walter, aged 4 years, and Asa Wilbur, aged, 2 years.


Roxie A. Colson married Elias B. Stroud on Dec. 8, 1863.

Roxie A. Coleson filed for a pension on Apr. 25, 1866. R. A. Stroud was guardian. (Note Coleson vs. Colson)

1870 census, Perry, Tama County, Iowa: Elias R. Stroud (age 36), Roxie Stroud (age 33. born New York), George Stroud (age 6), Oscar W. Colson (age 13, born Illinois), Ira W. Colson (age 11), Asa W. Colson (age 9) and Minnie L. Beardsley (age 1).

Declaration for Restoration to the Pension Roll, dated April 29, 1901 at Mecosta Michigan:

Roxie A. "Coleson" now Stroud, age 64, that the was the identical Roxie A. Coleson who was pensioned on the rolls of the Agency at Dubuque, Iowa and whose pension certificate was to the Pension Agent at Cedar Rapids Iowa, 1877. She was last paid in March 1877. "I lived in Iowa until 1881 then came to Michigan and has lived here ever since". Widow of David G. Coleson, late a priv. Co. F, 27th Regt. Vol. Infty. Iowa..

That I have not claimed pension since the date above given for the following reasons: I remarried on the 5th December, 1863. My first husband David G. Coleson was priv. Co. F, 27th Reg. Iowa Vol. Inft. He died at Jackson Tenn, 21, March 1863. He died from sickness contracted in the service. I drew pension for myself about 8 months and I drew pension for minor children until 1877. My second husband died January 24, 1894 and I make this application to be restored to the pension roll under act March 31, 1901 to restore widows to the pension roll.

I will say my late husband E. B. Stroud never served in the military or naval service of the U. S.. I own a home in Big Rapids Michigan, described as follows: Lot 1 & 2, Block 36. Original Plot to the City of Big Rapids, Michigan, which I value at $600, which is all the property I possess either real, personal or mixed. As for my income I only get my board and clothes for what work I am able to do. Was not able to earn my taxes last year. I am dependent upon my own efforts for support. There being no person legally bound to support me.

Roxie A. Stroud was dropped from the pensioner rolls due to death on March 24, 1920.

Children of David G. Coleson and Roxie A. Webster:

  1. Oscar Webster Colson, born Apr. 5, 1857, in Ogle County, Illinois
  2. Ira Walter Coleson, born March 21, 1859, in Ogle County, Illinois
  3. Asa Wilbur Coleson, born March 17, 1861, in Delaware County, Iowa.

Colvin, Harmon He was born about 1840 in New York. He was the son of Paultis Colvin (May 18, 1802 - Apr. 9, 1888) and Eliza Austin (July 14, 1807 - June 3, 1871). His parents are buried in North Kingston Cemetery (also known as Arbuckle Cemetery), Kingston Township, Dekalb County, Illinois. He married Ruthella Joan Garland on January 16, 1872 in Sumner Township, Buchanan County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Thomas H. Garland and Sarah J. Snow.

1850 Census: Hamburg, Erie County, New York: Poultice Colvin (age 48, merchant, born Vermont), Eliza Colvin (age 43, born Vermont), Hannah Colvin (age 19, born New York), Jefferson Colvin (age 18, born New York), Orson Colvin (age 16, born New York), Lucy Colvin (age 14, born New), Harmon Colvin (age 12, born New York), Mariah Colvin (age 10, born New York), John Colvin (age 9, born New York), Daniel Colvin (age 7, born New York) and Sophia Colvin (age 5, born New York).

1860 Census: Spring, Boone County, Illinois: Poultis Colvin (age 58, born NY, farmer), Eliza Colvin (age 52, born NY) Harmon Colvin (age 22, born NY), Maria Colvin (age 20, born NY), John Colvin (age 19, born NY), Daniel Colvin (age 17, born NY), Sophia Colvin (age 15, born NY), Eliza Colvin (age 8, born NY).

1880 Census, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Harmon Colvin (age 39, laborer, born New York), wife Ruth Colvin (age 27, born New York), daughter Hattie Colvin (age 5, born Iowa), daughter Alice (age 3, born Illinois), son Clarence Colvin (age 1, born Illinois).

1885 Iowa State Census, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Harmon Colvin (age 44, laborer, born NY), Ruth Colvin (age 33, born NY), Hattie Colvin (age 10, born Buchanan County, Iowa), Alice Colvin (age 8, born Buchanan County, Iowa), Daniel Colvin (age 6, born Buchanan County, Iowa) and Leona Colvin (age 4, born Buchanan County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Kingston, Dekalb County, Illinois: Hiram Colvin (born Oct. 1848, age 51, married 27 years, born NY, fruit tree agri), wife Ruthella Colvin (born Aug. 1852, age 47, married 27 years, 8 children born , 6 still living), daughter Alice E. Colvin (born June 1878, age 21, born Illinois), son Clarence D. (born Jan 1880, age 20, born Illinois), daughter Leonie Colvin (born Sept. 1881, age 18, born Iowa), daughter Ivie L. Colvin (born Sept. 1887, age 12, born Illinois), son Earl S. Colvin (born Dec. 1881, age 8, born Illinois). (Note I know the name HIRAM and the year of birth do not fit for Harmon Colvin, but everything else is a match for the rest of his family).

1910 Census: Kingston, Dekalb County, Illinois: Harmon Colvin (age 72, married 1 time for 38 years, born New York, own income), Ruth E. Colvin (age 55, married 1 time for 38 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born New York), daughter Iva D. Colvin (age 23, born Illinois), son Earl S. Colvin (age 19, born Illinois).

Harmon Colvin filed for a pension. His Veterans Pension Payment Card shows: Name Harmon Colvin. Certificate No. 390009. Army Invalid. Service: P F 27 IA Inf. Disability: Dis of gums result of scurvy, dis of lungs, and rheumatism. Rate: 24. date of Commencement: Feb. 18, 1909. Rate: 30, Date of Commencement: Oct. 12, 1912. Died Mar. 19, 1913. Widow Ruth E. Remarks: Kingston, Ill.

Harmon Colvin died March 19, 1913 and is buried in Kingston Cemetery, Row C7, DeKalb County, Illinois.

Sycamore True Republican, March 29, 1913
Excerpts of obituary:

...funeral services of Herman Colvin were held in the Methodist church last Saturday...Rev. W. H. Tuttle of Winnebago, Ill., and Rev. C. A. Briggs officiating. Burial was in the Kingston cemetery.....passed away at his home in Kingston, Ill. at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 15 days. At the age of 14 years he came to Illinois with his parents and settled in Spring township, Boone county, where he grew to manhood. In 1859 he located in Delaware County, Iowa, from which state he enlisted in Co. F. 27th Vol. Inf. on Oct. 3, 1862 and served his country faithfully for three years. Over six months of this time was spent in a rebel prison at Dallas, Tex. After his discharge he returned to Iowa and on January 16, 1872, was united in marriage to Miss Rethella Garland in Sumner Township, Buchanan county, Iowa. He returned to Illinois a few years later, and had lived in this vicinity nearly thirty years. To this union was born eight children, four sons and four daughters. Two sons passed away in infancy. The children who survive, with the beloved wife, are; Mrs. Hattie Nichols of Mayfield township, Ill.; Mrs. Alice Foster of Cherryvale, Kans.; Mrs. Lavone Brown of Sycamore, Ill.; Daniel of Elgin, Ill.; Mrs. Iva Betty of Hudson, Iowa, and Earl, who lives at the parental home, and a number of grandchildren, who mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. There are also surviving the following brothers and sisters: Jefferson and Mrs. Marla Howard of Belvidere, Ill.; Mrs Lucy Ellwood of Buffalo, N. Y.; John and Mrs. Janis of Pilot Mound, Iowa; Daniel of Rockford, Iowa and Miss Sophia of Kingston, Ill. and many other relatives and a large number of friends. Mr. Colvin was a member of the Kingston Baptist church, an active member of Barness Post, No. 395,...A. R., and was tax collector of Kingston township for several years.

His widow Ruth E. Colvin filed for a pension on Mar. 27, 1913 in Illinois.

Ruth E. Colvin (born July 22, 1853), died July 15, 1932, and is buried in Kingston Cemetery, Row C7, Dekalb County, Illinois


Combs, Andrew Jackson He was born Nov. 12, 1845 in Indiana. He was the son of Samuel Stockwell Combs (Feb. 28, 1824 - Apr. 27, 1894) and Mary Pinkley (1822 - Dec. 19, 1868 ?). He married Mary Elizabeth Robinson on Jan. 10, 1869 in Locust Grove, Jefferson County, Iowa. (Jefferson County Online 1838 - 1880 Marriages. License #3259 Place-Officiate-Comment: Test. Written consent of Leah B. Moorman - her mother; at house of bride's father; A.J. Kirkpatrick M.G.; Brooks Co. NE.) Mary E. Robinson was the daughter of Sawyer Robinson and Leah B. Brooks.

1856 Iowa State Census, Washington, Jones County, Iowa: Samuel S. Combs (age 33, born Kentucky), Mary Combs (age 34, born Indiana), Andrew Combs (age 10, born Indiana), James Combs (age 8, born Indiana), Sarah E. Combs (age 6, born Indiana), Job Combs (age 4, born Indiana), Alice R. Combs (age 1, born Illinois) and Benjamin Pinkley (age 26, born Illinois).

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Samuel S. Combs (age 36. milling, born Kentucky), Mary Combs (38, born Indiana), Ander J. Combs (age 14, born Indiana), James W. Combs (age 12, born Indiana), Sarah A. Combs (age 10, born Indiana), Jobe Combs (age 8, born Indiana), Alice R. Combs (age 5, born Illinois) and Benjamin Pinkley (age 29, born Illinois).

Jefferson County Online
The Fairfield Weekly Ledger

Brookville, Aug. 15th, 1868.

GRAND RALLY.--- Democracy on the Decline --- Bleakmore Played out. The people of Brookville and vicinity were warned about one week ago by large posters on the fences and other public places that M. M. Bleakmore, the venerable bald headed expounder of Democratic principles, would address the citizens of this place on the political issues of the day. All Democrats were urged to turnout with their banners and music. Accordingly on the morning of the 15th a few of the faithful appeared on the scene of action, evidently with the intention of raising a Seymour and Blair pole, but upon examination they found that the pole was non est, and their faith, like "Bleak’s" "Radical blisters," suddenly wilted, and enthusiastic demonstrations were declared out of order. At 1 1/2 o'clock Bleakmore made his appearance, in company with Messers Culbertson & Negus. Their reception was very formal. Indeed a silent clasp of the hand, a sad smile of dissatisfaction, a mute appeal to the crowd---and---and---Bleakmore concluded he wanted a drink. The procession then formed in line and marched to the school house, numbering, in all, thirty-six persons --- 5 Democrats and thirty-one Republicans. Having reached the school house, the Hon. Mr. Gillet was called to the chair, by a strict party vote. Seeing no necessity for a Secretary, Mr. Bleakmore was introduced, and responded in his usual style, charging the Republican party of betraying its trust, and claiming that the true issue between the two parties was one of capital against labor.--- He said that the nation was financially stranded, and that the Republican platform was an insult to the American people and no man this side of Heaven could defend it, and wound up by calling Grant a traitor, a murderer, and the nominee of the Wall Street Brokers, instead of the people of the United States. Thus ended the Grand Rally at Brookville, and no sensible person can evade pronouncing the whole thing an entire fizzle. The faithful failed to turn out --- Bleake [sic] failed to prove his points, and Democratic stock has gone down 40 per ct. in this section.--- How are you Bleakmore? Did the people know you were out? Come again "Bleak" and we'll fry an oyster, and try to raise Democratic faith.

Truly yours.
A. J. COMBS, formerly "Clinton"

Jefferson County Online
The Fairfield Weekly Ledger
August 20, 1868

For Recorder.--- We are authorized to announce the name of A. J. Combs, of Locust Grove Township, as candidate for the office of County Recorder, at the ensuing election, subject to the decision of the Republican County Convention.

Mr. A. J. Combs was first a member of "F" Co., 27th Iowa Infantry, afterward a member of "B" Co., M. M. Brigade, where he served over two years, passing the last five months of said services as clerk for Brig. Gen. Morgan S. Smith, as Post Head Quartermaster, Vicksburg, Miss.

Jefferson County, Iowa
The Fairfield Ledger

Im Memorium. [sic]

Mrs. Mary, consort of S. S. COMBS, residing near Colesburg, Iowa, departed this life on Saturday morning, December 19th, 1868, at 8 1/2 o'clock, aged 46 years and 8 months.

She was born in Orange Co., Ind., and became a member of the Christian Church in 1842. With her husband she moved to Illinois in 1852, and thence to Iowa in 1855, where she passed the remainder of her days, suffering for six years with that dread disease, Consumption. Her conduct and actions were characteristic of the true Christian.-- She set a good example before her family, always adhering to the principles of morality, kindness and justice. She bore her severe sickness with meekness and Christian fortitude, seeming to be perfectly satisfied with the decree of her Divine Master. About a week before her death, while asleep, she sang a part of the following beautiful hymn:

"Oh, sing to me of Heaven,
When I am called to die;
Sing songs of holy ecstasy
To bear my soul on high."

A short time before her death she called her weeping family to her bedside and informed them that her parting hour was nigh. She embraced each one, gave them a few words of advice, and then said: "We are all united here, and I want you to so live that at last we may be re-united in Heaven, where there will be no more parting, or sickness, sorrow or dying." These were her parting words, and bidding adieu to the troubles of this world she passed quietly away, and sought the eternal joys of the Christian's home on high. She is mourned by a loving companion and weeping children. Thus another home is made desolate, and the orphan children weep o'er the sacred tomb of an angel mother.--- All gaze sadly upon the vacant chair. They hear no longer the feeble voice or tottering step. Ah! well may the poet say: "Home is sad without a mother."

"Oh! mother dear, we'll miss you,
Yes, we'll sadly, sadly miss you;
No more on earth we'll greet you,
Yet we'll meet you at the throne of God.

There where angel bands are singing
Their joyful, joyful tribute bringing,
Where bright angel harps are ringing,
We'll meet you near the throne of God.

Your last words were, come and meet me;
Dear children, will you come and meet me,
Will you and papa come to greet me
At the judgment throne of God?

Yes, dear mother, we will meet you,
As thy own loved children we will greet you,
And we'll bring dear papa to meet you,
When we'll gather 'round the throne of God.

A. J. COMBS.

Jefferson County, Iowa, The Fairfield Ledger, Jan 21, 1869: Marriages: -- January 12, 1869, by Rev. A. J. Kirkpatrick, at the house of Thomas Moorman, Esq., Mr. A. J. Combs and Miss Mary Elizabeth Robinson.

1870 Census, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa: Andrew Combs (age 24, farmer, born Indiana), Mary Combs (age 18, born Iowa ), Isaac Lindley (age 14, farm laborer), and Emett Robinson (age 19, farm laborer.)

Andrew Jackson Combs died Jan. 13, 1878 and is buried in Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, Polk County, Nebraska, Lot 20, Section 2, Grave 6 (GAR Post 10, Dept. of Nebraska) OR Brooks Cemetery, Locust Grove, Jefferson County, Iowa. Note: there is a little confusion on the burial place of Andrew J. Combs. I found him listed on the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War website as being buried at Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, Polk County, Nebraska, Lot 20, Section 2, Grave 6. I found several family trees listing him as dying on Jan. 13, 1878 at Osceola, Polk County, Nebraska. I found a listing for A. J. Combs at Osceola Cemetery, Polk County (no dates). But there is also a listing for Brooks Cemetery in Jefferson County, Iowa that lists him and his wife Mary. It also lists his daughter Mary (May), stating that she was buried at Osceola Nebraska. I am pretty sure there is a connection between Osceola, Polk County Nebraska and Jefferson County, Iowa, I'm just not 100% sure which cemetery he is buried in. (Update: July 4, 2012: I found a photo of his tombstone in Osceola Cemetery, Polk county Nebraska). I'm not sure what is at Brooks Cemetery, Jefferson County, Iowa - maybe a memorial).

Mary Elizabeth (Robinson) Combs (born July 9, 1852) died July 7, 1878 in Brookville, Jefferson County, Iowa. She is buried in Brooks Cemetery, Locust Grove, Jefferson County, Iowa. (Note: Remarks in the Brooks Cemetery Listing says "daughter of Dr. S. and L.B." Further investigation shows a Dr. Sawyer Robinson and Leah B. Robinson (maiden name Brooks) buried in Brooks Cemetery. Spouses for Leah B. were listed as 1) Sawyer Robinson; 2) Thomas Moorman. (Update: there is a photo of Mary Combs tombstone in Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, Polk county, Nebraska). There is a note on find a grave that says: "Not sure if she is buried here since she has another town inscribed on their mutual gravestone." So I (ejj) am thinking there is either a memorial stone for her and Andrew at Brooks Cemetery). OR maybe he is buried in Osceola Cemetery and she is buried in Brooks Cemetery. I just can't tell for sure.

Children of Andrew Jackson Combs and Mary Elizabeth Robinson:

  1. Tinley Lionel Combs (Sept. 8, 1870 - Feb. 17, 1941)
  2. Bertrand Brooks Combs (Apr. 13, 1872 - July 3, 1929)
  3. Claude Robinson Combs (Mar. 3, 1874 - Aug. 23, 1932) (born in Butler, Nebraska
  4. Mary Irene Combs (May 12, 1876 - May 5, 1877) (born in Butler, Nebraska)

Corell, Horace A. He was born Sept. 17, 1837 in Allegheny County, New York. He was the son of John Horace Corell (Dec. 13, 1797 - 1860) and Elizabeth Risdon (1805 - 1878) He married first Ellen A. Tomlinson on Dec. 6, 1866 in Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Eri N. Tomlinson (Oct. 14, 1820 - Apr. 15, 1886) and Adaline Proctor. (May 27, 1821 - May 12, 1886). He married second Elizabeth R. Penny on Nov. 21, 1876.

1850 Census, Delaware County, Iowa: John Curell (age 52, farmer, born NY), Elizabeth Curell (age 47, born NY), James Curell (age 16, born NY), Harris Currell (age 13, born NY), Erwin Curell (age 11, born NY) and Frank Currell (age 5, born NY). Note: I believe Harris is a misspelling of Horace. He would have been age 13 in 1850..

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Elizabeth Correll (age 55, born New York), John Correll (age 30), Horace Correll (age 23), Edwin Correll (age 21), Eugenine Correll (age 19), and Frank Correll (age 15). (Note this family was indexed as Carrill)

Ellen A. (Tomlinson) Corell (born April 7, 1845) died Mar. 1, 1870 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Delaware County, Iowa.

June 22, 1870 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Elizabeth Correll (age 67, Born NY), Horace A. Correll (age 32, farmer, born NY), Edwin Correll (age 37, farmer, born NY), Annette McMillen (age 34, housekeeper, born NY) and Charles Correll (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Horace A. Corell (age 43, farming, born New York), wife Elizabeth R. Corell (age 27, born Iowa), son Charles Corell (age 12), daughter Lottie Corell (age 2, born Iowa) and daughter Emma (age 7/12 - born in Oct. Born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: H. A. Corell (township 90, range 4, section 20, age 47, agri, born NY), Elizabeth R Corell (age 37), Charles D. Corell (17), Lottie Corel (age 7) and Emma G. Corell (age 5). (Note: The family was indexed as Carell)

He filed for a pension on July 23, 1890 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: Horace A. Corell (born Sept. 1837, age 62, married 24 years, born New York, farmer), Elizabeth Corell (born Nov. 1848, age 51, married 24 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa), daughter Gay E. Corell (born Oct, 1879, age 20, born Iowa), and daughter Helen R. Corell (born July 1887, age 12, born Iowa).

Horace A. Corell died Apr. 15, 1903 and is buried in Delphos Cemetery, (Plot: Section 1, Lot 7, Plot 8) Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas.

Obituary found on Find a Grave

Delphos Republican
April 24, 1903

Died, at his home one-half miles north of Delphos on the 15th of April, Horace A. Corell. Mr. Corell was born in Allegany County, N.Y. September 17, 1837. He with his parents moved to Delaware County, Iowa in 1850.

On August 10, 1862 he enlisted in the 27th Iowa Infantry, taking part in all its campaigns, until the close of the war, when he was mustered out in time to reach his home just three years from the time of enlistment. He was also a member of Tadmore Lodge No. 225, A.F. & A.M., Greeley, Iowa.

Mr. Corell was united in marriage with Ellen A. Tomlinson. A daughter and a son were born to them, the daughter dying in infancy; the son Charles now resides at Greeley, Iowa.

He was united in marriage a second time November 21st, 1876, with Elizabeth Penny and to this union were born three daughters, Lottie, the eldest, now Mrs. Shellhorn, resides in Los Angeles, California, and was not able to be present at this time.

The second daughter, Gay, now Mrs. Geo. Stelter resides at Delphos, and Hellen is all that is left at home to console the mother.

Mr. Corell moved from Iowa to Kansas in 1894. He was stricken with paralysis August 7th, 1898 and has been quite helpless ever since. During these years of dependency he has received the most untiring sympathy and care of a devoted wife and children. At 9:20 p.m. April 15th, 1903 he peacefully departed this life having attained the age of 66 years, 6 months and 28 days. While in his death we cannot but feel, it is better so, we realize that in this family circle there is a vacancy and sorrow which time alone can heal but they have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

The funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased Saturday afternoon, Rev. L.S. Semans conducting the services, and the remains were laid to rest in the Delphos Cemetery.

Card of thanks
The gratitude of our sorrowing heart goes out to those who with loving service and kind ministrations have sought to ease our burden of sorrow during the illness and death of our dear husband and father.

Mrs. E.R. Corell and family

His widow Elizabeth R. Corell filed for a pension on May 23, 1903 in Kansas.


Coy, Henry He was born about 1830 in Ohio. He was probably the son of Harry and Christina Coy (living in Portage County in 1850). He married Cevilla Hagle on Sept. 19, 1852 in Portage County, Ohio. She was most likely the daughter of Harry and Suzanna Hagle. (living in Suffield, Portage County, Ohio in 1850. The family was indexed as Hazle).

1850 Census: Brimfield, Portage County, Ohio: Harry Coy (age 67,. farmer, born PA), Christina Coy (age 64, born PA), Henry Coy (age 20, born Ohio), Solomon Coy (age 16, born Ohio) and Laura Coy (age 4, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census: Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Henry Coy (age 25, laborer, born Ohio), Savilla Coy (age 24, born Ohio) and Lovina Coy (age 1, born Ohio). The family had been in Iowa for one year.

1860 Census, Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Henry Coy (age 28, farm laborer), Savilla Coy (age 28, born Ohio), Lavina Coy (age 4, born Ohio), Adrain D. Coy (age 1, born Iowa) and Maria Libby (age 10, born Ohio).

Henry Coy, died Feb 23, 1865, Vicksburg, Miss., of smallpox.

His widow Savilla Coy filed for a pension on June 28, 1865. Information from her pension file is extracted below:

In a statement dated May 27, 1865 at Winneshiek County, Iowa:

Savilla Coy, a resident of the town of Canoe, County of Winneshiek and State of Iowa, aged 32 years stated that she was the widow of Henry Cox, who was private in the Company F., commanded by Lieut. Wm. N. Boynton in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Inft. Vols. in the war for the suppression of the Rebellion in 1861, and who died on or about the 23 day of February 1865 at Post Hospital in Vicksburg, of varioloid*, and his death was caused by said sickness and contracted while in the service of the United States and in the line of his duty.

She further declared that she was married to the said Henry Cox on the 19th day of September 1852 in Portage County, Ohio, by James Wright, a justice of the peace.

The following is the name, age and residence of each and all the children of Henry Coy under sixteen years of age:

Lovina Amanda, born Jan. 28, 1855, in Franklin, Portage County, Ohio. age 10 years, residence Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa

Wm. Henry born Oct. 19, 1863, age 2 years, residence Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

(*I had to look this one up. It is a form of small pox. ejj)


Volunteer Service

Henry Coy, Co. F. 27 Regt, Iowa Inf. age 34, height 5 feet, 6 1/4 inches, complexion light:, eyes, light: hair: sandy: place of birth, Portage Co., Ohio, occupation, farmer: was enrolled August 29, 1865, and died Feb. 25, 1865 at U. S. A. Post Hospital Vicksburg Miss of variola.

From M. I. to death, he held the rank of private and the rolls on file for that period show him present except as follows: Feb. 28, 1865, sick in Small Pox Hospital at Vicksburg, Miss. Feb. 19, 1865.

Treated Feb. 10 to 25, 65 (diagnosis not stated) died Feb. 25, 65.


Per widows pension she married Calvin Furguson on Dec. 18, 1876 in Winneshiek County, Iowa. (Note marriage record says Furguson. Other spellings in the widows pension records are Furgerson, Ferguson and Fergerson).

On Aug 2, 1877 a pension was filed for a minor. Savilla Furgerson was guardian.


On February 14, 1907 at Winneshiek County, Iowa: She was age 75. She said that she had remarried to Calvin Furguson on Sept. 18, 1876. He died Sept. 6, 1906.

She further: "I am the owner of five acres of land with a small log house on the land. That said land is worth two hundred dollars, that the income from said land each year is twenty dollars. I have no other means of support, that I am not the owner of any other property except some household furniture not exceeding in value the sum of twenty dollars.


Auditors Office, Winneshiek County, Iowa:

Savilla Ferguson is the owner of Lot 2 N,W., N.W., Section 5, Township 99, Range 8, west of the 5th P. M. containing 4.75 and valued at $188.00, and according to the Assessors returns and the records filed in this office, this is all of her property. The name of Calvin Ferguson does not appear on any of the records of this office.


On May 27, 1907 she stated:

She was a resident of Canoe Township in the County of Winneshiek, her post office address is Burr Oak.

"My late husband Calvin Ferguson lived with me in my small place from the time of our marriage until he was taken to the poor house. We had nothing to live on and my husband was not able to work and on the 20 day of June 1906 he was taken to the poor farm at Freeport in this county and was taken sick and died in the poor house. I was there with him and took care of him part of the time and when he died, the county furnished the coffin and I buried him in the Burr Oak Cemetery at Burr Oak in Winneshiek County, Iowa.


Savilla (Webster, Coy) Ferguson was dropped from the Rolls June 29, 1908, due to death.


Cromwell, George W. He was born Sept. 21, 1839 in Canada. He was the son of James Cromwell and Abigail Angeline Wilcox. Note that all family trees on Ancestry.com say he was the son of James Cromwell and Martha Royley. See the biography below. I wonder if the statement should have been "Mr. C's children, by a former marriage?" The pension record (see information below) filed by his father, James Cromwell, clearly shows a prior marriage and that the mother of George was Abigail -- Not Martha.

James Cromwell: Farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Tower Hill; owns 85 acres, valued at $2,500; born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Sept. 19, 1809; came to this township in 1855, where he has since resided. By a strong effort he succeeded in having Tower Hill post office established, which was the first in the township, and kept by him for many years; was one of the few who, in 1858, succeeded in organizing the first school house in the township. Married Martha Royley Jan. 1, 1851, who was born in Manchester, Eng. Sept. 14, 1816. They have one child, living --- Hannah M., born Nov. 30, 1857, and one deceased --- James, born Dec. 3, 1859, died May 2, 1864. Mrs. C.'s children, by a former marriage, are Geo. W., born Sept. 21, 1839; was with Sherman in his march to the sea, and died at Andersonville Prison Aug. 2, 1864; Edward F. Feb. 21, 1841, was also in the army; Mary F., born Aug. 20, 1842. Delaware County, Iowa Biography Directory. Biographical Sketches, Adams Township.

1856 Iowa State Census, Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: James Cromwell (age 46, born York, farmer), Martha R. Cromwell (age 39, born England), George W. Cromwell (age 16, born Canada), Edward F. Cromwell (age 15, born Canada), and Mary F. Cromwell (age 13, born Canada).

1860 Census, Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: C. N. Babcock (age 32, born New York, Lucinda Babcock (age 27, born Illinois, George A. Babcock (age 9, born Illinois, John A. Babcock (age 4, born Iowa) and George W. Cromwell (age 21, born Canada).

1860 Census, Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: James Cromwell (age 51, farmer, born New York, Martha Cromwell (age 44, born England), Edward F. Cromwell (age 20, born Canada), Hannah Cromwell (age 3, born Iowa), and James Cromwell (age 3/12, born Iowa).

I am certain that George W. and E. F. Cromwell of the 27th Iowa are the 2 sons listed with this family.

George W. Cromwell died Aug. 2, 1864 and is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Macon County, Georgia, Grave #4582

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 14582
Grave No: 4582
Last Name: Cromwell
First Name: George W.
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 27
State: IA
Branch Of Service : Infantry
Date of Death: 8/2/1864
Cause of Death: Diarrhea
Remarks* C. W. CROMWELL [2]; G. W. CROMWELL, p. 12 [3]
Reference: ADG VOL VI 1147
Place Captured: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Died at Andersonville
Muster date: 9/1/1862
Age at Muster: 22
More Information Available : NO

His father James Cromwell filed for a pension on July 29, 1869.

The following information was extracted from the pension file of James Cromwell, father of George W. Cromwell

Application for Father's Army Pension

State of Iowa
County of Delaware

On this thirtieth day of July 1869, personally appeared before me, a clerk of the District Court within and for the County and State Aforesaid, James Cromwell, aged 60 years, a resident of Tower Hill, County of Delaware in the State of Iowa:

He is the father of George Washington Cromwell, who was a Corporal in Company F, in the 27th Regiment of the Iowa Infty Vols in the war of 1861, and who died of starvation at Andersonville Prison August 2, 1864.

His son, upon whom he was wholly or in part dependent for support, having left no widow, or minor child or children under sixteen years of age surviving, and that Abigail A. Cromwell, the mother of said soldier, and the wife of this declarant, died on or about the 4th day of May, 1850.

He was married to said Abigail A. Cromwell on the 31st day of October, 1838 at District of London, Upper Cannada by John Harris. That his wife's name before her said marriage was Abigail A. Wilcox.

Witnesses who confirmed his statements were E. F. Cromwell, son of Applicant, and Martha Cromwell, the wife of said Applicant.


Marriage record was in the pension file

I do hereby certify, that on the thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight Mr. James Cromwell of the Township of Norwick in the District of London and Province of Upper Canada, and Miss Abigail Angeline Willcox were married by me John Harris, a minister of the Regular Baptist Church at Townsene in the District of London in the presence of Clancey Willcox and Caleb D. Inglesby which said marriage was solemnized by Publications of Bans.

Dated at Norwick the 31st day of October, 1838
John Harris

Witnesses: Caleb D. Inglesby and Clancey Willcox.

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Delaware County, Iowa: No. of Certificate: 138,823. Name of Pensioner: James Cromwell, Post-Office Address: Manchester, Cause for which pensioned: Father, Monthly rate: $8.00 Date of Original Allowance: Jan, 1870.


Crooker, Benjamin P. He was born about 1820 in New York.

1850 Census, Ossian, Allegany County, New York: Benjamin P. Crooker, (age 31, farmer, born New York), Mary Crooker (age 27, born New York) Eliza I,. Crooker (age 6, born New York), John Crooker (age 3, born New York).

1855 New York State Census, Bristol, Ontario County, New York Benjamin P. Crooker (framed house, age 36, born Ontario, 12 years in town or city, blacksmith), Mary E. Crooker, (age 33, born Rhode Island), Eliza J. Crooker (age 10, born Wyoming), John H. Crooker, (age 8, born Wyoming) and Orson P. Crooker (age 3, born Allegany)

1856 Iowa State Census, Washington, Dubuque County, Iowa: Benjamin P. Crooker (age 37, blacksmith, born New York), Mary E. Crooker (age 34), Eliza Joane Crooker (age 11), John H. Crooker (age 9), Orsen P. Crooker (age 4) and Sarah F. Crooker (age 0). They had been in the state of Iowa less than 1 year.

1860 Census; Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: B. P. Crooker (age 41, farmer, born New York ), Mary Elizabeth Crooker (age 38, born Rhode Island), Eliza Jane Crooker (age 16, born New York), John H. Crooker (age 12, born New York), Orsan P. Crooker (age 8, born New York) and Sarah F. Crooker (age 4, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; Benjamin Crooker (age 45, farmer, born New York), Mary Crooker (age 44, born New York), John Crooker (age 24, farm laborer, born New York), Flora A. Crooker (age 19, born Ohio), Orsen Crooker (age 17, farm Laborer, born Ohio). (Based on the 1895 census below, I believe Flora A. is the spouse of John H. Crooker - not a child of Benjamin and Mary)

1885 Iowa State Census: Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa: Benjamin Crooker (single, regular boarder, age 65, laborer, born New York).

Headstones provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Benj. P. Crooker, Pvt. Co. F., 27th Iowa Inf. Date of Death, May 6, 1891, Cemetery Arlington, Moville, Iowa. (note: the typed index says 1896, but the hand written version looks like 1891.)

His widow Mary E. Crooker filed for a pension on Nov. 9, 1891 in Iowa.

1895 Iowa State Census: Moville, Woodbury County, Iowa: Orson P. Crooker (age 37, single, born New York), Mary E. Crooker (age 72, born Rhode Island, widowed), Jay O. Crooker (age 11, born Delaware County, Iowa). (Note living next to them was John H. Crooker, Flora A. Crooker and children Mary J. (age 15), James C. (age 13) and William B. (age 9). Since Mary E. Crooker filed for a pension in 1891 and was widowed in 1895, the typed version of the date of death list above has to be incorrect.


Crozier, George He was born about 1840 in New York.

1860 Census, Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: William Crozier (age 72, farmer, born Ireland), Catherine A. Crozier (age 60, born New York), and George Crozier (age 20, born New York) This one is a guess. At this point I can't prove it, but I believe this is him with his parents. Age, state of birth and county that he lived in when he enlisted in 1862 all match:

1870 Census: Douglas, Clay County, Iowa: George Crozier (age 30, farmer, born New York), Katy Crozier (age 69, born New York). Note: Living next door was Joseph L. Crozier (age 28, farmer, born New York), Mahala Crozier (age 25, born Illinois), Rosa M. Crozier (age 4, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Fisherton Cannery, Wahkiakum County, Washington: George S. Crozier (boarder, married, age 38, blacksmith, born New York), Mahala J. Crozier (boarder, married, age 35, born Illinois), Rosa Crozier (boarder, age 14, born Iowa), Minnie Crozier (boarder, age 2, born Iowa). (Note: This is definitely the same group of people listed in 1870. But at that time, she appeared to be married to a Joseph L. Crozier. On this census record they were all listed as boarders (in a boarding house) instead of showing their relationship. George and Mahala both had "married" checked - but it does not state that she was his wife. Was Joseph his brother? Did he marry his sister-in-law? -- or were they just staying in the same boarding house? He is listed as single on all the other census records).

1885 Washington State and Territorial Census: Seattle Ward 2, King County, Washington: Geo. Croyzer (age 45, woodcutter, single, born New York.

George Crozier filed for a pension on Oct. 28, 1890 in Washington.

1890 Veterans Census: Brinnon, Jefferson County, Washington: George Crozier, Private, Company F, 27th Iowa Infantry, enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, discharged August 9, 1865, served 3 years, Post Office Address: Brinnon, Washington.

1900 Census: Seattle Ward 2, King County, Washington: George Clozer (single, born Jan, 1840, age 60, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York)

1900 Census: Dayton, Mason County, Washington: John Kramer (born Jan, 1862, age 38, born Iowa, laborer in logging camp), Joseph L. Crozier (partner, born May 1842, age 38, widowed, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York, blacksmith) This appears to be the same Joseph L. Crozier that was on the 1870 census.

George Crozier died Mar. 15, 1918 at Houghton, Washington (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland, King County, Washington.


Dodds, Nathan Haven He was born Sept. 2, 1830 in Livingston County, New York. He was the son of Hiram Dodds and Mary Correll. He married Amanda M. White on July 8, 1849 in Michigan.

This information was found on Find a Grave

Nathan Haven Dodds married Amanda White a bond girl from New York state had 10 children. They came out west from Iowa. Nathan remarried a younger girl from Canada and had one more child unknown. Nathan & Amanda lived near Lake Burien in the Riverton Height area outside of Seattle, Washington. After his Div. he lived in one of the hotels in downtown Seattle. Their house in Riverton Heights still stands with the 2 Chestnut Trees the family planted. Nathan & Amanda Dodds children are Mary, Elbert, Elizabeth, Eva, Adelia, Emma, Abbie, Nan(Amanda), William & Frank.

Parents of Nathan are Hiram Dodds & Mary Correll.

Amanda White Dodds his first wife, was buried in the backyard. Seattle, Washington.

Information provided by g-grandchildren Irene Louise (Little) Cooper & Jim Kleparek and other family members of Nan (Amanda) Little.

1850 Census, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan: Nathan Dodds (age 20, farmer, born New York) and Amanda Dodds (age 18, born New York).

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Nathan H. Dodds (age 29, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Amanda Dodds (age 28, born Michigan), Mary J. Dodds (age 10, born Michigan), Elizabeth Dodds (age 7, born Ohio), Elbert E Dodds (age 5, born Ohio), Eva Dodds (age 3, born Ohio), Cordelia M. Dodds (age 7/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: N. H. Dodds, (age 40, farmer, born Michigan), Amanda Dodds (age 38, born Michigan), Elizabeth Dodds (age 15, born Iowa), Albert Dodds (age 14, born Iowa), Eva Dodds (age 12, born Iowa), Dell Dodds (age 10, born Iowa), Emma Dodds (age 6, born Iowa), Abbie Dodds (age 4, born Iowa), Nancy Dodds (age 2, born Iowa), and Henry Dodds (age 60, born Ohio) and Mary Dodds (age 58, born Ohio).

Nathan H. Dodds filed for a pension on Jan. 18, 1880.

1880 Census; Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Nathan Dodds, (age 47, painter, born New York), wife Amanda Dodds (age 45, born New York), daughter Emma W. Dodds (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Abbie A. Dodds (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Nancy Dodds (age 10, born Iowa), son William W. Dodds (age 7, born Iowa) and son Frank E. Dodds (age 2, born Iowa). (note: he was indexed as William Dodds. The original copy was VERY faint, but I could tell that it was Nathan instead of William.)

1890 Veteran's Census: Renton, Orillia and Sunnydale, King County, Washington: Nathan Dodds, private, Co. F., 27th Iowa Infantry, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, discharged Feb. 16, 1863, served 6 months 1 day, Post Office Address: Sunnydale, King County, Washington, Disability Incurred: Measles.

1900 Census: Sunnydale, King County, Washington: Nathan H. Dodds (born Sept. 1830, age 69, married 6 years, born New York, farmer), wife Eliza S. (born June 1878, age 31, married 6 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Canada), Unnamed Dodds, son (born July 1900, age 3/12, born Canada), James H. Wilson (born June 1892, age 7, born Canada) and Gertrude Wilson (born June 1893, age 6, born Canada).

Nathan Haven Dodds died Mar. 10, 1910. He is buried in Riverton Crest Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington. (NOTE: I attempted to get a photo of the gravestone through Find a Grave. According to the volunteer that took the photo, there is no headstone.)


Douglas, Hamilton R. He was born about 1830 in New Jersey. He was probably the son of Hamilton and Catherine Douglass. He married Lucretia Ann Vesper on March 9, 1856 in Linn County Iowa. She was the daughter of Harry Vesper and Hannah Applebee.

1850 Census, DuPage, Will County, Illinois: Hamilton Douglass (age 45, farmer, born New York), Catharine Douglass (age 42, born New York), Hamilton Douglass (age 17, born New Jersey), Angelica Douglass (age 16, born New York), Ellen Douglass (age 10, born Illinois), Edward Douglass (age 7, born Illinois), and Clarence Douglass (age 4, born Illinois).

1860 Census, Boulder, Linn County, Iowa: Hamilton Douglas (age 26, farmer?, born Illinois), Lucretia A. Douglas (age 24, born New York), Stewart W. Douglas (age 3, born Iowa), Catharine L. Douglass (age 10/12, born Iowa) and Harry Vesper (age 59, born New Hampshire)

Hamilton R. Douglas, died Dec. 22, 1862, Tallahatchie, Miss., of lung fever.

Note: all online family trees list him as being buried in Blodgett Cemetery, Linn County, Iowa. I was contacted by Joni Hindman, a descendant through his daughter Catherine. She said she has a letter in her possession written by 27th Iowa Chaplin D. N. Bordwell that says "he was buried "just beside the rail road about three quarters of a mile north of the Tallahatchie river...." I can see several possibilities: (1) The one in Linn County is a memorial. (2) He was moved after the war was over (3), the one in Linn County is mistake because that is where his wife was buried. There may be another explanation, but those are the ones that come to my mind. I requested a photo through Find a Grave. They reported that they walked the cemetery twice and did not find a grave for him.

I found the letter that Joni referred to in his widow's pension (online at Fold3.com) The letter has been transcribed below.


Camp of 27th Regt. Iowa
Jackson, Tenn
Jan 9, 1863

Mrs. Douglass,

Dear Madam, it has become my painful duty to make an announcement to you which I know will fill your heart with a great sorrow and yet I pray God that he will bless to you even this great affliction so that it will work out for you a far more exceeding & eternal weight of glory.

I pray that you may be able to say "The Lord gave & the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The husband of your love is no more. He died in Hospital on the evening of Saturday the 20th of Dec. His disease was Typhoid Pneumonia. He was taken sick I think on the 12th day of Dec. & was consequently ill only eight days. Up to that time he had been hearty & strong & though I was not personally acquainted with him, he is spoken of by his company officers has having been one of their best & most faithful men. During his sickness which from the first seemed dangerous he was not in his right mind much of the time. After my attention was called to his case he seemed to lie in a kind of stupor - quite unconscious of what was going on around him. He was buried with the usual military honors on Sunday the 21st ult at 3 o'clock PM. As we stood around his grave, we thought of the wife & little ones at home who would so long cherish his memory as a sacred thing & we fervently besought the great Father without whom not a sparrow falls to the ground to comfort their hearts & to have them ever in his kindly keeping. He was buried beside the rail road about three quarters of a mile north of the Tallahatchie river in the edge of the pleasant wood where we were encamped. It is about four miles north of Abbyville & sixteen miles south of Holly Springs. He lies in a pleasant spot which we carefully selected with a sycamore tree marking the head of his tomb.

It will be the duty of his company officers to draw his pay & transmit to you which I suppose, his clothes knapsack will also be taken care of by them for your benefit.

But I must close, May heaven bless you and heal your bleeding heart & give you the consolation that no human words can give is the prayer of your sincere though unknown friend.

D. N. Bordwell
Chaplain, 27th Iowa Inf.

His widow Lucretia A. Douglass filed for a pension on Jan 29, 1863.

On Nov. 4, 1867 a pension was filed for a minor. Lucretia A. Marshall was the guardian.

Information from the online Pension Records is extracted below:

Lucretia A. Marshall filed for a pension for minors. She made the following statement on Feb. 23, 1867:

  • She was a resident of Jackson, Linn County, Iowa.
  • She was 30 years old.
  • She was the guardian of the minor children of Hamilton Douglass: Steward F. Douglass and Catherine L. Douglas.
  • Their father was a private in Company F, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers and died Dec. 23, 1862 of typhoid fever and pneumonia.
  • She (mother of the children) had married again and was the wife of Warren S. Marshall. They married Nov. 14, 1866.
  • The dates of birth of the children are: Steward F. Douglass, born April 25, 1857 and Catherine L. born Aug. 9, 1858.
  • The parents of the children were married on March 9, 1856 at Linn County, Iowa, by John McQueen, a Justice of the Peace.

A marriage certificate in the pension record says H. R. Douglass, age 23, and Lucretia Vesper, age 20, were married March 9th, 1856, by John B. McQueen, J. P. in Linn County, Iowa

A marriage record in file says that Warren S. Marshall, a son of Carne Marshall and Mary E. Marshall, born at Pennsylvania, by occupation a farmer AND Mrs. Lucretia Douglass, a daughter of Harry and Hannah Vesper, born at New York, were married at the residence of Lyman Vesper on Nov. 14, 1866 in Patch Grove, Grant County, Wisconsin.


Lucretia Marshall made a statement on Aug. 13, 1875, that the previous statement that Catherine L. Douglass was born Aug. 10, 1858 was an error made by the agent that filed the application and she did not catch it. The birth date of Catherine L. Douglass was August 10, 1859.

1870 Census, Jackson, Linn County, Iowa: W. S. Marshall (age 29, farmer, born Penn.), Lucretia Marshal (age 33, born NY), Stewart Douglas (age 13, born Iowa), Catherine Douglas (age 10, born Iowa) and W. B. Marshal (male, age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Jackson, Linn County, Iowa, Warren Marshall (age 39), Lucretia Marshall (age 43), William Marshall (age 11), Mary Marshall (age 9), Ellen Marshall (age 20) and Stewart Douglas (age 23).

Lucretia (Vesper/Douglas) Marshall (born May 13, 1837) died Oct. 8, 1906. She is buried in Blodgett Cemetery, Linn County, Iowa.


Eisenhart, Jacob S. He was born Jan. 27, 1834 in York County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Jacob Eisenhart and Elizabeth Schmucker. He married Elmira Catherine Smith on Dec. 14, 1859 in Cedar County, Iowa. (Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934). (Note: the biography below says their marriage date was October 14, 1858). Elmira was the daughter of George W. Smith and Rebecca Royer.

1870 Census, Des Moines Ward 4, Polk County, Iowa: Jacob S. Eisenhart (age 36, coal dealer born Pennsylvania), Ella Eisenhart (age 30, born Pennsylvania), Dessie Eisenhart (age 11, born Iowa), Ernest Eisenhart (age 2, born Iowa) and George Eisenhart (age 8, born Iowa).

Submitted by Calvin Bandstra

The original was found here

Eisenhart, Jacob S., prop. Fishville coal mine; P. O. Leighton; born in Clark county, Pa., in 1834, and was brought up there; came to Iowa in 1856 and located in Cedar county; lived there until the war and enlisted October 3, 1862, in the 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry, Co. F; was aid-de-camp for James I. Gilbert for two years, and was in fourteen hard fought battles; was in the service three years to a day; mustered out October 3, 1865; after the war was in the coal business at Boonsboro and Des Moines; came here in 1870 and opened this mine; he ships 500 to 600 cars yearly; married Miss Ella C. Smith, from Pennsylvania, October 14, 1858; they have three children, Dessie R., George G., and Ernie W.

1878 History of Mahaska County, West Oskaloosa Township

1880 Census: Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa: Rebecca Smith (age 74, widowed, born Penn.), daughter Ella Eisenhart (age 40, born Penn.), son-in-law Jacob Eisenhart (age 46, agent - setting spring beds, born Penn.), daughter-in-law Dessie R. Eisenhart (age 20, born Iowa), Son-in-law Earnest Eisenhart (age 12, born Iowa.) (The last two are obviously incorrect as far as relationship. they should be grandchildren).

1885 Iowa State Census, Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa: Jacob Eisenhart (township 4, range 6, age 50, life insurance), Allie Eisenhart (age 45, born Penn), Dessie Eisenhart (age 26, born Iowa), Earnest Eisenhart (age 17, born Iowa) and Rebecca Smith (age 79, born Penn).

Jacob S. Eisenhart filed for a pension in Missouri on Oct. 19, 1894.

Jacob S. Eisenhart died Dec. 13, 1901 in Truxton, Missouri. He is buried in Warrenton City Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren County, Missouri (Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans): Jacob Eisenhart, 2d. Lt. Co. F. 27 Iowa Inf. Died Dec. 10, 1901, Cemetery: Warrenton at Warrenton, MO).

His widow Ellie C. Eisenhart filed for a pension on June 15, 1906 in Iowa

Elmira Catherine (Smith) Eisenhart died Jan. 3, 1912 in Tipton, Iowa.


Fowler, David Perry He was born July, 1829 in New York. He was the son of Abner Fowler and Betsey Ingals. He married Julia Ann Millett in Delaware County, Iowa on Sept. 28, 1850. She was the daughter of Martin Millett (1805 - June 6, 1878) and Hannah Millet (1819 - Jan. 23, 1887). He married second Catharine Havens on Nov. 10, 1897 in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. His parents were Abner W. Fowler and Betsey Ingals. She was the daughter of Abraham Havens and Maria Little. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) There was a second marriage record for the same date that said he married Mrs. Catherine Beach. So it appears that she was also previously married.

1850 Census, York, Dupage County, Illinois; Abner Fowler (age 51, farmer, born New York), Betsey Fowler (age 50), David Fowler (age 19), Oliver Fowler (age 16), Betsey Fowler (age 14) and Marquis T. Fowler (age 24).

1856 Iowa State Census, Buffalo, Buchanan County, Iowa; Abner Fowler (age 57, yeoman, born New York), Betsey Fowler (age 56, born New York), Marcus Fowler (age 31, born New York), David Fowler (age 24, born New York), and Betsey E. Fowler (age 20, born New York).

1860 Census, Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa: David Fowler (age 27, farmer, born NY), Julia A. Fowler (age 20, born Mich), Sarah F. Fowler (age 2) and Martin A. Fowler (age 1/12)

1870 Census, Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa; David Fowler (age 39, farmer, born New York), Julia Fowler (age 31, born Michigan), Sarah Fowler (age 11), Martin Fowler (age 10), Oliver Fowler (age 5) and Peter Fowler (age 1).

1880 Census, Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa; David P. Fowler, (age 50, farmer born New York), wife Julia A. Fowler (age 40, born Michigan), son Martin Fowler (age 20, born Iowa), son Oliver Fowler (age 16, born Iowa), son Peter Fowler (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Eva Fowler (age 8) and father Abner Fowler (age 81, farmer, born New York)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: D. P. Fowler, Private, Co. F, Present Post Office Address: Lamont.

1885 Iowa State Census, Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa: David P. Fowler (Township 20, Range 7, Section 14, NE, NE, age 55, farmer, born New York), Julia A. Fowler (age 44, born Michigan), Oliver L. Fowler (age 20, born Buchanan County, Iowa), Peter D. Fowler (age 16, born Buchanan County, Iowa), Flora E. Fowler (age 12, born Buchanan County, Iowa.) Martin A. Fowler (age 23) and May P. Fowler (age 22), were living next door.

Julia Ann (Millett) Fowler died Aug. 2, 1892 in Lamont, Buchanan County, Iowa.

1900 Census, Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa: David P. Fowler, born July, 1829, age 70, married 2 years, born New York, Landlord), Catherine Fowler (born Mar. 1829, age 71, married 2 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born New York).

David Perry Fowler died Feb. 23, 1903. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa (Buchanan County Burial Records). Apparently Oak Hill is also known as Campton Cemetery.

The community was surprised and shocked to learn of the sudden death of David P. Fowler. He retired Monday evening apparently as well as usual, and shortly after it was discovered that he had passed away. He was the only living brother of O.B. Fowler, whose death occurred three weeks ago. And it is a singular coincidence that their deaths occurred so near. Devoted to each other in life, they were not long separated. David P. Fowler was born in Onondago County, N.Y., and came to Illinois with his parents when 17 years old. Six years later he came to Iowa and located on the farm he has since owned. He was married to Miss Julia Millett in 1857. The children living are Mrs. Harry Cowles, Martin Fowler, Oliver S. Fowler, Mrs. H.D. Cowles. Peter, the youngest son died some twelve or more years ago. Mrs. Fowler's death occurred nine years ago. In 1897 Mr. Fowler was married to Mrs. Katie Beach, who, with the family, live to mourn his loss. He was a good citizen, a kind husband and father, and his death will be mourned by the whole community. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Wednesday at 11 a.m. and the burial was in Campton cemetery. He was aged 78 and was veteran of the civil war and a member of the G.A.R.

This obituary was found on Find a Grave. There was no newspaper or date mentioned.

Children of David Perry Fowler and Julia Ann Millett

  1. Sarah Frances Fowler (July 7, 1858 - Apr. 25, 1911)
  2. Martin Fowler (born Apr. 25, 1860 - Apr. 26, 1938)
  3. Oliver Fowler (Jan, 1865 - Dec. 3, 1904)
  4. Peter Fowler (1869 - June 2, 1891)
  5. Eva Fowler (Feb. 24, 1872 - Apr. 24, 1908)

Freeman, Elijah James He was born Sept. 1845 in New York He was the son of Manly Freeman and Hannah Harrington. He married Hester Ann Rulon on Dec. 5, 1876 in Delaware County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1837-1934). She was the daughter of Joseph Rulon (Sept. 8, 1828 - Dec. 11, 1905) and Mary Hall (Dec. 10, 1826 - Dec. 14, 1894).

1850 Census: Cambridge, Washington County, New York: Manley C. Freeman (age 44, farmer, born New York), Hannah Freeman (age 35), Hiram Freeman (age 15), Lydia A. Freeman (age 13), Martha Freeman (age 10), Harriet Freeman (age 7), Elijah J. Freeman (age 4), Minerva Freeman (age 2).

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa (Post Office Greeley), Manly C. Freeman (age 54, farmer, born New York), Hannah Freeman (age 46, born New York), Lydia Ann Freeman (age 22, born New York), Minerva Freeman (age 12, born New York), Chole Freeman (age 9, born New York), Martin Freeman (age 6, born New York), Henry Freeman (age 4), Emma F. Freeman (age 2) and Elijah Freeman (age 15).

1870 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa James Freeman (age 26, farm laborer, born New York). He was with the family of Jerome and Sarah A. Baker.

1880 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: E. James Freeman (age 35, born New York), Hester Freeman (age 26). Living next door to them was his married sister Lydia A. Brownell. His father Manly C. Freeman, age 74 was widowed and living in the Brownell household.

Elijah Freeman filed for a pension on Apr. 17, 1890 in South Dakota

1900 Census: Elk, Cloud County, Kansas: Elijah J. Freeman (born Sept. 1845, age 54, married 20 years, born New York, day laborer), Hester A. Freeman (born Dec. 1852, age 47, married 20 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa) daughter Mattie M. Freeman (born Sept. 1884, age 15, born South Dakota), son James E. Freeman (born Aug. 1890, age 9, born South Dakota), son Ralph Freeman (born Dec. 1893, age 6, born South Dakota).

Hester Ann (Rulon) Freeman (born Dec. 20, 1852), died Nov. 18, 1904. She is buried in Elk Creek Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

1910 Census: Kaweah, Tulare County, California: Elijah J. Freeman (age 65, widowed, born New York, own income), son James Freeman (age 20, born South Dakota), son Ralph Freeman (age 17, born South Dakota)

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Sawtelle, Los Angeles California, Pacific Branch: MILITARY HISTORY: Elijah J. Freeman, Time and Place of Each Enlistment: Jan 15, 1864, Greeley, Iowa, Rank Pvt, Company and Regiment: F, 27th Iowa Inf.. Time and Place of Discharge: Aug. 7, 1865, Clinton Iowa. Cause of Discharge: M. O. Disabilities when admitted to the home; Defective vision, double ing hernia, Arterio-sclerosis, card hypertrophy. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: New York, Age 72, Height, 5' 5 1/2", Complexion: Light, Color of Eyes: Blue, Color of Hair: Light, Can read and write, Religion: Prot, Occupation: None. Residence subsequent to discharge: Dinuba, Cal, Widowed. Name and Address of Nearest Relative: son W. J. Freeman, Dinuba, Cal. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $36.00. Date of Admission: Ad. P.B. Jan 15, 1917. Date of Discharge: 30-4-17. Cause of Discharge: O. R.

1920 Census: Dinuba, Tulare County, California: E. James Freeman (age 75, widowed, born New York, no occupation), son J. Earl Freeman (age 29, born South Dakota, butcher), and son Ralph Freeman (age 27, salesman, general store, born South Dakota.)

Elijah James Freeman died Mar. 29, 1920 in Dinuba, California (Pension Index Records). He is buried in Elk Creek Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

Tulare County Probate Files to 1920: Name: Freeman, E. J. Case No: 3571 Ct: S Type: E Date filed: 10 Dec 1920 (note: based on the fact that Elijah J. Freeman was living in Tulare County in 1910 and 1920, I suspect he died in California and was buried with is wife in Iowa. I would think this is his probate information).


Garrison, Clarkson M. He was born May 21, 1845 in Boone County, Illinois. He was the son of Hezekiah Garrison (Feb. 22, 1808 - Sept. 9, 1886) and Charlotte White (June 2, 1813 - Feb. 9, 1883). He married Laura E. King on Mar. 4, 1866 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809 - 1992. She was the daughter of John and Lydia King. He married second Minnie Walters on Nov. 19, 1899 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. His parents were listed as H. M. Garrison and Sharlot White. Her parents were Jackson Dobbs and Mary E. Dobbs. (Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836 - 1930)

1850 Census: Florence, Stephenson County, Illinois: Hezekiah Garrison (age 42), Charlotte Garrison (age 35), Sarah M. Garrison (age 18), Anderson Garrison (age 16), Charity Garrison (age 13), David Garrison (age 11), Lora Garrison (age 9), William Garrison (age 7), Clarkson Garrison (age 5), Eli F. Garrison (age 0) and Nelson Garrison (age 23).

1856 Iowa State Census, Lodomillo, Clayton County, Iowa: H. M. Garrison, (age 48, farmer, born New York), Charlotte Garrison (age 43, born New York), Charity Garrison (age 19, born Penn.), David Garrison (age 17, born Penn.), Laura Garrison (age 15, born Penn.), William Garrison (age 12, born Penn.), Clarkson, age 10, born Ill.) and Ransom Garrison (age 3, born Illinois). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census, Lodomillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Hezekiah Garrison (age 52, farmer, born New York), Charity B. Garrison (age 46, born New York), Charlotty Garrison (age 23, born Pennsylvania), David Garrison (age 20, born Pennsylvania), Lowry Garrison (age 19, born Pennsylvania), Wm. H. Garrison (age 17, born Pennsylvania), Clarkson M. Garrison (age 14, born Illinois), Ranson B. Garrison (age 7, born Illinois), and Mary A. Rooss (age 17, born Germany).

1870 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Adophus Huene (age 43), Anne Huene (age 33), Clara Huene (age 14), Augustus Huene (age 9), Nellie Huene (age 3), Edward Merrill (age 25), Clarkson Garrison (age 25, farm laborer, born Illinois) and Lora Garrison (age 22, domestic servant, born New York).

1880 Census, Cedar, Benton County, Iowa: Hezekiah Garrison, (age 72, farmer, born New York), wife Charlotte Garrison (age 67, born New York), daughter Charity Garrison (age 44, born Pennsylvania), son Clark Garrison (age 35, works on farm, born Illinois), daughter-in-in law, Laura Garrison (age 31, born new York,), sister Elizabeth Baker (age 79, born New York) and granddaughter Charlotte Garrison (age 3, born Nebraska).

1885 Iowa State Census: Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa: Clarkson Garrison (Water Street, age 40, Laborer, born Illinois), Laura Garrison (Water Street, age 36, seamstress, born New York) Charlotte Garrison (age 8, school girl, born Nebraska).

I could not find Clarkson Garrison after 1885. But I did find in Laura Garrison in 1900. It appears that they were divorced:

1900 Census, Mendon, Clayton County Iowa: Rob R. Freeman (age 23), wife Charlotte Freeman (born July 1875, age 24, married 4 years, 3 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa), daughter Lauretta K. Freeman (age 2), son George F. Freeman (age 4/12) and mother-in-law Laura Garrison (born July 1848, age 51, divorced, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York).

Clarkson M. Garrison died Feb. 20, 1910 (Pension Index Record) in Winona, Minnesota. (I could not determine where he is buried). His Veterans Pension Payment card, says "He died Feb. 20, 1910. Remarks: Pay to Widow Minnie F." This information led me to the second marriage record.

His widow Laura G. Garrison filed for a pension on Oct. 8, 1910 in Iowa.

1910 Census, Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa: Laura Garrison (age 62, widowed, 1 child born, 0 still living, born New York,), granddaughter Laura Freeman (age 11, born Iowa), grandson George F. Freeman (age 10, born Iowa) and grandson Percy R. Freeman (age 7, born Iowa).

Laura E. (King) Garrison died in 1937 in Clayton County, Iowa.


German, Hubbard R. He was born about 1843 in Michigan. He was the son of Hubbard German and Amy Swegles.

1850 Census, Cambria, Hillsdale County, Michigan; Hubbard German (age 37, farmer, born New York), Amy German (age 37, born New York), John S. German (age 16, born New York), Diana M. German (age 15, born New York), Otmar H. German (age 13, born Michigan), William S. German (age 11, born Michigan), Andrew A. German (age 9, born Michigan), Hubbard R. German (age 7, born Michigan), Rachel A. German (age 5, born Michigan), Lovina A. German (age 3, born Michigan) and Matthias S. German (age 0, born Michigan).

1860 Census, Cambria, Hillsdale County, Michigan: Hubbard German (age 48, farmer, born NY), Anna German (age 39, born NY), Hubbard German (age 18, born Mich.), Rachel German (age 16, born Mich.), Lovina German (age 14, born Mich.), Mathias German (age 9, born Mich.), and Anna German (age 7, born Mich).

1870 Census: Mission Creek, Wabaunsee County, Kansas; Hubbard German (age 56, born New York), Mathias German (age 22, born Michigan) and Lucy German (age 26, born Illinois) (Note this is Hubbard Sr.)

Hubbard R. German is buried in Keene Cemetery (AKA Mission Creek), Keene, Wabaunsee County, Kansas. I found a listing for H. R. German in that cemetery with no dates on Find a Grave, but his tombstone shows (age 22 OR 23) and there is a military marker. At age 22 or 23, his year of death would have been 1865 or 1866. In the same cemetery is an Amy (Swegles) German (1831 - Feb. 17, 1869) and Hubbard "HB" German (1814 - ?) Hubbard HB German's tombstone has the inscription Aged 55 Yrs.


Gray, Frank M. (Francis) He was born about 1842 in Michigan. He appears to have been the son of Jackson and Eliza Ann Gray.

1850 Census: Cool Spring, La Porte County, Indiana: Jackson Gray (age 32, carpenter, born Ohio), Eliza Ann Gray (age 26, born Indiana), William Gray (age 10, born Indiana), Francis M. Gray (age 8, born Michigan), Margaret Ann Gray (age 6, born Michigan), George W. Gray (age 5, born Michigan), Martha J. Gray (age 2, born Michigan) and D. S. Craper (age 21, sailor, born Indiana -- is this a clue regarding Eliza A's maiden name?)

1856 Iowa State Census, Davenport, Scott county, Iowa: Eliza Grey (age 33, widowed, born Indiana), William Grey (age 16, born Michigan), F. M. Grey (age 14, born Michigan), Margaret A. Grey (age 12, born Michigan), George W. Grey (age 10, born Michigan) and Martha Jane Grey (age 8, born Michigan). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Davenport, Scott County, Iowa: Eliza A. Gray (age 36, born Indiana), Francis M. Gray age 18, engineer, born Michigan), M. A. Gray (age 16, born Michigan), George M Gray (age 13, born Michigan) and Martha J. Gray (age 12, born Michigan).

Frank M Gray is buried in Strawberry Point Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa. Note: Some sources say he was buried at Council Hill Cemetery, Giard, Clayton County, Iowa. However, Steve Hanken submitted his tombstone photo and says he is buried in Strawberry Point Cemetery.

His mother Eliza A. Gray filed for a pension on Aug. 28, 1868.


Grice, Andrew Jackson He was born June 21, 1842 in Berrien, Michigan. He was the son of Eli Grice (Apr. 20, 1792 - Oct. 21, 1868) and Phoebe Trout (Mar. 23, 1803 - Apr. 21, 1868). His parents are both buried in Grantview Cemetery, Greeley, Elk Township, Delaware County, Iowa. He married Charlotte Alice Nichols.

Andrew J. Grice Photo of Andrew Jackson Grice was found here.

1850 Census, Division 10, Berrien County, Michigan: Eli Grice (age 56, born Virginia), Phebe Grice (age 49, born Virginia), John Grice (age 24), Samuel Grice (age 19), Elizabeth Grice (age 17), Mary Grice (age 16), David Grice (age 13, born Michigan), and Andrew J. Grice (age 5).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Eli Grice (age 65, farmer, born Virginia), Phebe Grice (age 54, born Virginia), David Grice (age 19, born Michigan), and Andrew J. Grice (age 11, born Michigan). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Eli Grice (age 68, farmer, born Virginia), Phebe Grice (age 56, born Virginia) and Andrew J. Grice (age 15, born Michigan).

1880 Census, Doniphan, Hall County, Nebraska: A. J. Grice (age 35), wife Scharlotta Grice (age 23), daughter Elfa A. Grice (age 4, born Nebraska).

1885 Nebraska State Census: Doniphan, Hall County, Nebraska: A. J. Grice (age 39, laborer, born Michigan), wife Lotta (age 28, born Iowa), Etta Grice (age 9, born Nebraska) and Bessie Grice (age 3, born Nebraska).

1900 Census, District 117, Richland, Kingman County, Kansas: A. J. Grice (born June 1845, age 54, married 25 years, born Michigan), wife Lottie Grice (born May 1856, age 44, married 25 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa), daughter Bessie Grice (born Aug. 1881, age 18, born Nebraska), daughter Mary Grice (born Aug. 1891, age 8, born Colorado.)

1905 Kansas State Census, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas A. J. Grice (age 58, born Michigan, from Col. to Kansas, farmer, honorably discharged from the Volunteer Military Service of the United States. State: Iowa, Company F, 12th Reg, Inf.), Lottie Grice (age 48, born Iowa) and Dimple Grice (age 14, born Col).

1910 Census, Kingman Ward 2, Kingman County, Kansas: Andrew Grice (age 65, married 35 years, born Michigan, laborer, odd jobs), wife Lottie Grice (age 53, married 1 time for 35 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa).

Andrew J. Grice died Jan. 31, 1913 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, (plot 00A-O-44-06), Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas.

His widow Lottie Grice filed for a pension on Feb. 7. 1913 in Kansas.

Lottie Grice died Nov. 13, 1943 and is buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, (plot 00A-O-44-08), Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas.


Henry, James W. He was born about 1835 in Virginia. He married Statira Stocking on April 24, 1859 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809 - 1992). She was the daughter of George H. Stocking (1809 - July 1, 1889) and Amanda Walton (1811 - Feb. 11, 1888).

1850 Census: Whitley, Indiana: George H. Stocking (age 41, farmer, born Ct), Amanda Stocking (age 37, born NY), Statira J. Stocking (age 11, born O), Rebecca S. Stocking (age 9, born O) and Sophia Stocking (age 6, born IA (Indiana?).

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: George H. Stocking (age 51, farmer, born Connecticut), Amanda Stocking (age 48, born New York), Sophia Stocking (age 16, born Indiana), J. W. Henry (age 25, born Virginia) and Statira Henry (Age 20, born Ohio). (I suspected from this census record that they were living with Statira's family. I am sure I am correct, I found this same family in 1850 with a daughter named Statira. -- see above)

1870 Census, Jackson, Benton County, Iowa: James W. Henry (age 35, farmer, born Virginia), Clatara Henry (age 31, born Ohio) and Sarah A. Henry (age 7, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Taylor, Benton County, Iowa; James W. Henry (age 45, farmer, born VA), wife Statira Henry (age 40, born Ohio), daughter Sarah A. Henry (age 17, born Iowa), and boarder George M. Tharpe, (age 21, farm laborer, born Iowa)

1880 REUNION OF BENTON COUNTY VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR  

Held at Vinton, Iowa, September 14-15, 1880
Roll of Soldiers Reported to the Secretary  

27th Iowa Infantry

Caldwell, C. E., Co. H
Henry, J. W., Co. F

 

1885 Iowa State Census, Taylor, Benton County, Iowa: James W. Henry (age 49, farmer, born Virginia), Statira Henry (age 35, born Ohio)

1890 Veterans Census, Lancaster, Nebraska Statira C. Henry, widow of James W. Henry, Private (rest of info is blank except remarks). Remarks: Post Office Address: Lincoln Nebr. 1306 T. Street. Disability incurred: stroke of paralysis - cause of his death.

James W. Henry died May 14, 1886 and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Lot 2424, Section 9, Grave 3.

His widow Statira C. Henry filed for a pension on Dec. 11, 1886 in Nebraska.

S. C. Stocking Henry married Thomas Wright on July 15, 1894 at Coggon, Iowa. Her parents were listed as George Stocking and Amanda Walton. She was aged 54. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809 - 1992).


Hill, Francis He was born about 1824 in England. It appears from online family trees and information on Find a Grave that Francis Hill was married multiple times. The 1856 and 1860 census led me to look for a marriage of Francis Hill and Sarah Belton. I found: Francis Hill married Sarah Belton on May 8, 1853 in Mickleham, Surrey, England. He was born 1824 and was the son of William Hill. She was born 1818 and was the daughter of John Tyrrell. (England, Marriage, 1538-1973).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Francis Hill (age 32, laborer, born England), Sarah Hill (age 40, born England, Mary A. Hill (age 12, born England), Elizabeth Hill (age 10, born England), Edward Hill (age 8, born England), Hariette Hill (age 6, born England), and Caroline Hill (age 3, born England). The family had been in Iowa for 1 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Francis Hill (age 37), Sarah Hill (age 51), Caroline Hill (age 7), Edward L. Hill (age 11), Mary A. Belton (age 17), Elizabeth Belton (age 14) and Hariett Belton (age 10). (This is kind of odd, the three Belton girls on this census were listed as Hill on the 1856 State Census. There are a couple of possibilities that would make sense to me is (1) it was an error on the part of the census taker - the three girls were on the next page. OR (2). this is a blended family -- the three girls might be from a prior marriage of Sarah. The online family trees only list Edward and Caroline as the children of Francis Hill. That would correspond with theory 2. -- Note this would also correspond with information below about 3rd and 4th marriages below. I believe Edward was the child of Francis and a first wife. The three girls are most likely the children of Sarah from a previous marriage. Caroline could be the child of Francis and Sarah. But she could also be the child of a first wife. (Update: I confirmed with a marriage record that Francis Hill married Sarah Belton in 1853. So Caroline is most likely the daughter of his first wife).

1880 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Frank Hill (age 60, farmer, born England), wife Sarah Hill (age 61, born England).

Sarah Hill died in Feb 1885 at age 72. She is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Honey Creek Township, Delaware County, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Edward Hill (age 36, Livery Stable, born England), Emily Hill (age 28, born Clayton county, Iowa), Verda Hill (age 4, born Delaware County), Francis Hill (age 66, widowed, farmer, born England).

He married Sarah "Sally" Cook in Dec 1885 and this was reported to be his 3rd marriage. She died in Feb 1899. She is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Honey Creek Township, Delaware County, Iowa.

He married Mary Petrie in June 1900 and this was reported to be his 4th marriage.

1900 Census, Lodomilo, Clayton County, Iowa: Francis Hill (born Mar. 1834, age 66, married 0 years, born England), wife Mary (born Jan. 1826, age 74, married 0 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Canada) (Post Office was Edgewood). (It appears to me that his year of birth is off by 10 years).

1905 Iowa State Census: Edgewood, Clayton County, Iowa; Francis Hill and Mary Hill.

Francis Hill is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Honey Creek Township, Delaware County, Iowa. I could not determine his date of death, but it would be between 1905 and 1910.


Hoag, Ezra He was born about 1845 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Isaac V. Hoag (1810 - Feb. 8, 1870) and Mariah G. Turner (1808 - May 22, 1888). His sister Elizabeth Strode Hoag married Jonathan M. Beckner, who served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, Stroud, Monroe County, Pennsylvania: Isaac Hoag (age 39. laborer, born New York), Mariah G. Hoag (age 42, born New York), James Hoag (age 15, born Penn.), Hariett Hoag (age 12, born Penn.), Phebe Hoag (age 9, born Penn.), Elizabeth Hoag (age 7, born Penn.), Ezra Hoag (age 5, born Penn.) and Rachel Hoag (age 3, born Penn.).

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Isaac Hoag (age 50, born New York), Maria Hoag (age 52, born New York), Elizabeth Hoag (age 15, born Pennsylvania), Ezra Hoag (age 15, born Pennsylvania), Rachel Hoag (age 13, born Pennsylvania), Ester Hoag (age 10, born Pennsylvania), and John G. Hoag (age 6, born Pennsylvania).

Ezra Hoag, died June 5, 1864, on steamer Diadem, of intermittent fever.


Hobart, Nelson L. He was born Dec. 24, 1836 in Niles Township, Berrien County, Michigan. He was the son of Justin Hobart (Dec. 1797 - Feb. 25, 1839) and Manadana (Unknown) (1804 - May 16, 1890). He married Eliza Ann Walton on Sept. 14, 1856 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriage, 1809 - 1992). She was the daughter of David Walton (Aug. 12, 1807-0 Nov. 25, 1862) and Mary A. Buttell (1811 - ?).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: H. C. Drybread (age 30), Adeline Drybread (age 27), George W. Drybread (age 4), Mary Martindale (age 8) and Nelson Hobart (age 18, laborer, born Michigan. He had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.)

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Nelson W. Hobart (age 23, farmer, born Michigan), Eliza Hobart (age 22, born Ohio), and Orpha A. Hobart (female, age 2, born Iowa).

Eliza Ann (Walton) Hobart died Aug. 3, 1867 in Bertrand, Berrien County, Michigan.

Nelson Hobart married second Mary Ann Chambers

1870 Census, Bertrand, Berrien County, Michigan: Nelson Hobert (age 33, laborer, born Michigan), Mary A. Hobert (age 32, born Ohio), Orpha Hobert (age 12, born Iowa), Lilly Hobert (age 9, born Iowa) and Cora Hobert (age 2, born Michigan).

1880 Census: Mishawaka, Saint Joseph County, Indiana: Nelson Hobart (age 42, laborer, born Michigan), wife Mary A. Hobart (age 42, born Ohio), and daughter Cora M. Hobart (age 11, born Michigan).

1900 Census: Galien, Berrien County, Michigan: Nelson Hobart (born Dec. 1836, age 63, married 33 years, farmer, born Michigan), wife Mary (born Aug. 1837, age 62, married 33 years, 3 children born, 1 still living, born Ohio).

Mary Ann Chambers Hobart died before Oct. 1903 in Galion Township, Berrien County, Michigan.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, Marion Branch: Nelson L. Hobart, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 15, 1862, Greeley, Iowa, Rank: Priv., Company and Regiment: F, 27th Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa, Private, 36 months. Cause of Discharge: Close of War. Kind and Degree of Disability: L. hernia, tendency to hernia r. side. Weakness of heart and general atomic condition, prostration and general failing due to ? and age. When and Where Contracted: Vicksburg, Miss. 1863. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Berrien Co., Michigan, Age: 67, Height 5-9, Complexion: Fair, Color of Eyes; Brown, Color of Hair, Gray, can read and write, Occupation: Laborer, Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Galien, Berrien Co., Mich., Widowed, Name and Address of Nearest Relative: Daughter Mrs. Cora Morse, Galien, Mich. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $10. Date of Admission: Adm. M. Br. Oct. 10/03. Date of Discharge: Feb. 11, 1904. Cause of Discharge: At request.

Nelson Hobart married third Louisa Conwell on June 6, 1904.

Nelson Hobart married fourth Miranda Forrestor.

1910 Census: Grand Haven Ward 1, Ottawa County, Michigan: Nelson Hobart (age 67, married 4 times, currently for 3 years, born Michigan), wife Marinda Hobart (age 66, married 3 times, currently for 3 years, 8 children born, 5 still living, born New York.)

Nelson L. Hobart died on Aug. 23, 1910. He is buried in Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake, Ave. Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan.


Holbrook, Joseph M. He was born about 1830 in Virginia. He married Lydia W. Taylor on June 30, 1864 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809 - 1992).

HOLBROOK, Capt. Joseph M., County Treasurer, Delhi; born in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. ; came to Manchester, Delaware Co.. in 1859 ; was in the grain business till the war broke out when he assisted in the organization of a company for the 27th Iowa V. I.; was mustered into service as First Lieutenant Company F, Aug. 14. 1862; followed the varied fortunes of the regiment under Gen. Banks till he was wounded at Pleasant Hill on Red River; was sent to New Orleans where the amputation of his arm became necessary; was commissioned Captain Aug. 21, 1863 ; served on Court Martial duty at Memphis. Tenn. till he was honorably discharged July 13, 1865; the Captain has served as Treasurer of Delaware Co. for twelve years, a position which he still holds with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of the people.

Delaware County, Iowa Biography Directory.

April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA: Capt. Holbrook, of Company F, received special mention for his bravery in this action. After being severely wounded, he continued at the head of his company until a second wound compelled him to seek a Surgeon's care.

(from a report regarding the battle of Pleasant Hill, LA.)

1870 Census, Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa: J. M. Holbrook (age 40, treasurer, born Virginia), Lydia W. Holbrook (age 20, born Penn.), Everette M. Holbrook (age 9/12, born Iowa) and housekeeper Anna Semple (age 27, born England).

1880 Census, Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa: J. M. Holbrook (age 51, Lumber and grain, County Treasurer, born Virginia), wife L. W. Holbrook (age 36, born New York), son Carle Holbrook age 7, born Iowa.)

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 (Delaware County, Iowa): No. of Certificate: 60,204 Name of Pensioner: Joseph M. Holbrook Post-Office Address: Manchester Cause for Which Pensioned: loss left arm above elbow: monthly rate: $24.00

The Delaware county republicans have placed Capt. J. M. Hollbrook in nomination for representative. He is an old soldier with an empty coat sleeve, has been treasurer of the county for a number of years, and is a man perpendicularly honest and upright. The Delaware county people know his worth and he will therefore be elected by a rousing majority.

Iowa State Reporter, Sept. 20, 1883

Capt. J. M. Holbrook, late treasurer of Delaware County, and the representative elect, was presented with a valuable gold watch by his brother officers just before his departure for Des Moines.

Iowa State Reporter, January 24, 1884

Joseph M. Holbrook died Jan. 31, 1884 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa,

Hon. Joseph M Holbrook, representative in the state legislature from Delaware County, died Thursday forenoon, in Des Moines, at the residence of Judge W. E. Miller, of typhoid pneumonia. Mr. Holbrook was born in Virginia, and at the time of his death was about 54 years old. He settled in Delaware County in 1859, and in 1862 entered the service of the United States as Lieutenant of Company F, 27th Iowa volunteers. Within a few months after enlistment, he became Captain of the company. He was wounded at the battle of Pleasant Hill, an amputation of his arm being necessary, and subsequently two other amputations were endured. He served as treasurer of Delaware County 16 years, making a record as an official such as very few men ever make. Last fall he was elected representative by over 400. His remains were taken to Manchester on Friday and the funeral occurred Saturday. The very large attendance at that time attested the high esteem in which he was held by the people of his county.

Iowa State reporter, Waterloo, February 7, 1884


OBITUARY

Joseph M Holbrook

Des Moines's, January 31 – – Joseph M Holbrook, member of the present House of Representatives, Manchester, Delaware County, died in the city about 10 o'clock this morning, of pneumonia. He was captain of the 27th Iowa infantry during the war and lost an arm in the service. He'd been County Treas. of Delaware County for 18 years.


This article was on the same page as his obituary

The special election in Delaware County to fill the vacancy in the legislature caused by the death of Capt. Holbrook, promises to be very closely contested. As will be remembered the Republicans have 52 members in the house, including Mr. Holbrook. To pass a bill requires 51 votes. In all temperance legislation party lines will be closely drawn. One of the Republicans is not in favor of prohibition, and with the vacancy now existing only 50 votes can be depended upon. If a Republican is again elected in Delaware, the requisite number will be secured. If the Democrats are successful, no prohibitory legislature can be enacted unless with the assistance of some of the greenbacker's. There are several temperance greenback representatives, but we place very little dependence on their votes. The election of a Democrat to succeed Mr. Holbrook jeopardizes the prospect for any stringent temperance legislation. It is evident, therefore, that both parties will make a strong fight for there is a good deal involved in the contest. Both parties hold conventions on Saturday, and the election will be held next Tuesday. The Republicans ought to be successful, and with a full vote we believe they will be.

Davenport Daily Gazette, Friday, February 1, 1884

Note, the following was in a paper dated Feb. 7, but had the date Jan 31, 1884 in the section reporting his death.

House, January 31, 1884

On account of the death representative Holbrook, no business was transacted. After prayer and the reading of the Journal Mr. Lyons arose and said;

Mr. Speaker: I rise to make a sad announcement that at 10 o'clock this morning one of our respected members, Hon. J. M. Holbrook, was called away by death. At some day I will ask for the consideration of proper resolutions of respect. I now offer the following resolution:

Resolved, by the House, the Senate concurring, that a committee of six members of the house, with four members of the Senate, be appointed as a committee of the 20th assembly to accompany the remains of our deceased brother, Hon. J. M. Holbrook, to his home in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

Senate committee conveying the remains of Mr. Holbrook home are Hemenway, Donnan, Sweeney and Whaley. In accordance with resolutions adopted by the house the desk of the late representative will be draped in mourning for the next 30 days. On the part of the house there were appointed as an escort to the remains of the late representative, Mr. Lyons of Guthrie, Tuttle of Pope, Benson of Franklin, Kerr of Grundy, Nugent of Linn, and Boggs of Lucas.


Senator Rothert moved that in recognition of the sad death of the member of the House, Mr. Holbrook, we now adjourn and not take up any bills for discussion. The motion prevailed and the Senate adjourned until next Friday at 3 o'clock, P. M.


No public business was transacted in the House today, in consequence of the death of Hon. Joseph M. Holbrook, Representative from Delaware County.

Sioux County Herald February 7, 1884


The special order was taken up, being the consideration of the resolutions in respect to the memory of Hon. Joseph M Holbrook. Mr. Lyons of Guthrie offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, that earnestly desiring to show every mark of respect to the memory of Hon. Joseph M Holbrook, late member of the house of Delaware County, we do now suspend the regular order of business of the assembly, that opportunity be given for the friends and associates to pay fitting tribute to his worth as a soldier, citizen and legislator.

Resolved, that in his death the state loses a brave soldier, worthy citizen and useful legislator, who faithfully and conscientiously performed his official duties and whose private life by its purity well qualified him for positions of honor and trust.

Resolved, that these resolutions be entered upon the record of this assembly, and a copy thereof be transmitted by the clerk to the bereaved family of the deceased.

Resolved, that as a further mark of respect this House do now adjourn.

On the motion to adopt resolutions speeches were made by Carpenter, Babb, Tuttle, Hersey, Kerr, Benson, Humphrey, Lyons, and Senators Donnan and Sweeney. The resolutions were then unanimously adopted and the house adjourned.

Sioux County Herald February 28, 1884


The bill to pay the funeral expenses of Hon. J. M. Hollbrook and pay his widow the amount of salary he would have been entitled to passed. It calls for the payment of $159.85 for expenses of funeral and $550 to Mrs. Holbrook.

Sioux County Herald March 13, 1884

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His widow Lydia W. Holbrook filed for a pension on Mar. 23, 1884 in Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Lydia W. Holbrook (age 41, widowed, born Penn.), Everette M. Holbrook (age 15), Coffin W. Holbrook (age 12), Frances W. Holbrook (male, age 4) and Free Tunis (male age 1). Note: there was a Frank and Lizzie Tunis living next door to the Holbrooks. I would assume the 1 year old child listed with the Holbrook family had something to do with them. Also note, the census taker had a unique handwriting style. It's a little hard to distinguish the F and T -- So Tunis could be Funis..

Lydia Holbrook died Aug. 1923 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.


Horn, William M. He was born January 30, 1844 in DeKalb, Buchanan County, Missouri. He was the son of John O. Horn and Malissa Jane Bragg. He married Sarah Montgomery on Sept. 13, 1865 at Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Archibald Montgomery and Eleanor Kilgore. Her brother, William Montgomery also served Company F, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

William M. Horn, Sr.

The family of William M. Horn, Sr., a substantial citizen of Maynard, Fayette county, prominent farmer and honored ex-soldier, were influential Kentuckians, but the subject was born at DeKalb, Buchanan county, Missouri, January 30, 1844. He is the son of John O. Horn, who was a native of Kentucky, but spent the latter years of his life in Missouri. He was of Irish descent and married Malissa Jane Bragg, a native of Kentucky. They went to Missouri in an early day, in 1847 went to Delaware county, Iowa, and in 1840 to California, making the long, tedious journey overland with an ox team. Mr. Horn died in California of the fever, shortly after he went there, leaving a widow, who married again and who died in 1858. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. John O. Horn: Samuel, who served three years in the Twelfth Iowa Volunteer Infantry during the Civil war, and is now living at Plattsville, Wisconsin; William M., of this review, was the youngest child. The parents of these children were members of the Methodist Episcopal church and Mr. Horn was a Democrat.

William M. Horn, Sr., is purely a self-made man, starting in life under none too favorable environment. He lived with an uncle, James Retherford, at Colesburg, Iowa, until the spring of 1862, when he proved his loyalty to the old flag by enlisting in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in which he served in a very gallant manner until 1865. He was first sent to Minnesota to assist in keeping peace at the payment of a tribe of Indians. He was later sent to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Vicksburg and on a long march eastward to reinforce Sherman on Big Black river, later returning to Vicksburg. He took part in Banks' fatal Red River expedition, and he was in the battle and capture of Fort De Russy, Louisiana, March 14, 1864, Mr. Horn being the second man to mount the breastworks. His next battle was at Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864. He received a shot there which shattered his left thigh. His comrades dragged him and placed him under a tree and while lying there he received five other wounds and he was taken prisoner with four hundred others and was held three months in the open air, under the trees. He was paroled with one hundred and forty comrades, the rest of the four hundred dying of exposure and neglect. Mr. Horn was discharged on June 20, 1865, at Montgomery, Alabama, after serving three years.

After the war Mr. Horn returned to Delaware county, Iowa, and on September 134, 1865, he married Sarah Montgomery, native of Pennsylvania, who at the age of four years came to Iowa with her father, Archibald Montgomery. To Mr. and Mrs. Horn one son was born, named William M., Jr., born June 16, 1866, in Delaware county, Iowa. He has always remained with his parents. Archibald Montgomery married Eleanor Kilgore, who like himself, was a native of Mercer county, Pennsylvania, where they grew to maturity and where they were married. In 1842 they came to Colesburg, Delaware county, Iowa. The country was wild at that time, abounding in an abundance of wild game and Indians. Archibald Montgomery's father, William Montgomery, came to Iowa in 1840 and bought land. He was a great hunter and kept the family supplied with wild meat. He was a typical pioneer and loved the woods and primitive conditions. He died in 1866. In 1849, Archibald Montgomery went overland with an ox team to California, taking his son, William, who was then fourteen years of age, and a few neighbors, being six months on the journey. He remained in the Golden state two and one-half years, mining. He returned to Delaware county, Iowa, where he died in 1875, at the age of sixty-nine years; his wife had preceded him to the grave in 1849. Mr. Montgomery was a successful farmer and a man of considerable influence in his community. He and his wife were the parents of seven children, namely: William died in Illinois on his way home from the army on a furlough, having been a soldier in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry; Sarah, wife of William M. Horn, Sr., of this review; Martha is the widow of James Arbuckle and is living at Greeley, Iowa; Hon. John K., of West Union, married Mary Mellon and they are the parents of two children, Belle M. and William A. John K. Montgomery was elected in 1885 to the twenty-first General Assembly and he served on two important committees, agriculture and senatorial districts, and he was also on the county central committee; he is a Democrat and formerly engaged in farming. Elizabeth Montgomery married William Alcorn, of West Union; Isabelle Montgomery married Thomas Reeder, of West Union.

After the close of the war, William M. Horn, Sr., lived in Delaware county, Iowa, until 1869, when he located on section 30, in Smithfield township, Fayette county, later on section 19, where he farmed successfully until 1896, when he retired and has since lived in Maynard, Iowa. They have in all two hundred and sixty acres of well improved and well kept land in Smithfield township. Mr. Horn has always been a farmer and a very progressive one and considering the disadvantages under which he started in life for himself he is deserving of great credit for what he has accomplished. He has been an extensive raiser of Durham cattle, Norman horses, Poland-China hogs, and a large part of his competency has been made by the skillful handling of livestock. He votes the Democratic ticket and belongs to Lodge No. 126, Knights of Pythias, at Oelwein, Iowa. He has won and retained hosts of friends wherever he has lived, for he is a man of genuine worth, honest, kind and hospitable.

Biographies Contained in, Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910; B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, IN)

"William M. Horn, a prominent farmer of section 19, Smithfield Township, and an honored veteran of the late war, well deserves mention in this volume among the leading citizens of the county. He was born near St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., January 30, 1844, and is a son of John O. Horn. The family is of Irish descent. The father was also born and reared in Missouri and received but meager educational advantages as the country was then new. About 1840 he married Jane Bragg, who for many years had been a resident of that community. Mr. Horn then gave his attention to farming in Missouri until 1847, when he removed to Delaware County, Iowa. In 1849, on the discovery of gold on the Pacific Slope, he crossed the plains to California where his death occurred in 1850. His wife afterward was again married and her death occurred in 1858. There were two children born of the first marriage - Samuel, who served three years in the Twelfth Iowa Infantry, and is now living in Maynard; and William of this sketch. By the second marriage there were two daughters. The parents were both members of the Methodist Church, and in political sentiment Mr. Horn was a Democrat.

Our subject is one of the self-made men of the county. He began life's battle at the early age of thirteen years and has since made his own way in the world unaided. Hence, whatever success he has met with is due to his own efforts and for this he deserves no little credit. He spent his summer months in farm work, and then, wishing to acquire an education, attended the public schools. In 1862 he responded to the country's call for troops and became a member of Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, in which he served until June, 1865. The regiment was first sent to Northern Minnesota, to Mille Lac, to keep the peace at the payment of a tribe of Indians. Later the troops were ordered to Memphis, Tenn., subsequently to Vicksburg, and from there made a long march eastward to re-enforce Sherman on the Big Black River, after which they returned to Vicksburg without having accomplished anything definite. They were present at the battles of Jackson, Miss.; and Corinth, and then took part in Banks' ill-fated Red River expedition and the battle and capture of Fort Du Rusey on the 14th of March, 1864. This was the first heavy engagement in which Mr. Horn participated. He was the second man to mount the breastworks on that memorable occasion and the next great battle in which he took part was the disastrous one of Pleasant Hill, on April 9, 1864, of which Gen. A. J. Smith, the hero of fifty-four battles, says: 'It was one of the most hotly contested fields of the war.' Mr. Horn received a shot which shattered his left thigh. His comrades dragged him aside and laid him under a tree, but both sides then fell back, leaving him between the two armies and exposed to the fire of each. He received five other wounds while lying there and was left on the field and taken prisoner with four hundred comrades. For three months, in his wounded condition he was kept a prisoner, guarded in the open air and sheltered only by the trees. He was then paroled with one hundred and forty comrades, the remainder of the four hundred having died from exposure and neglect. Returning to his regiment, Mr. Horn was discharged at Montgomery, Ala., on the 20th of June, 1865, after three years of faithful service, during which he was ever found at his post of duty valiantly defending the old flag.

After being mustered out Mr. Horn returned to Delaware County, and on the 13th of September, 1865, wedded Miss Sarah Montgomery, a native of Pennsylvania, who at the age of four years came to Iowa with her father, Archibald Montgomery, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. Unto them have been born one son, William M., who was born in Delaware County, June 16, 1866, and they also have taken a daughter, Lucina E. Scroggins. Mr. Horn has resided on his present farm since 1869. When he became its owner it comprised one hundred acres, a part of which was under fence, while a small portion had been broken. The country round about him was so destitute of settlements that he could ride for miles across the prairie his progress being impeded by no house or fence. He at once began the development and improvement of his land and as time passed and opportunity offered, added to it by subsequent purchase until now three hundred and forty acres of good land pay tribute to his care and cultivation. Besides general farming he engages to a considerable extent in stock raising and dairying. He was one of the prime movers in the organization of the Creamery Company, of which he is now President and a stockholder. A man of good business ability he has prospered in his undertakings as this record of his life will show. He has ever been a supporter of Democratic principles and is a man of strong temperance convictions but does not believe in third party prohibition. He has served acceptably as Chairman of the Township Board of Trustees and in his social relations is a member of Randall's Post, No. 47, G. A. R. Those who know him esteem him highly and in the twenty-one years of his residence in the county he has won many friends."

(Page 268 - 1891 Portrait & Biographical Album of Fayette County Iowa)

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 65927
Grave No:
Last Name: Horn
First Name: William M.
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service :Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Exchanged and returned to Company May 24, 1865 and discharged for wounds June 20, 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1169
Place Captured: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/1/1862
Age at Muster: 19
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

William M. Horn file for a pension on Jun 11, 1866.

1870 Census, Smithfield, Fayette County, Iowa: William Horn, (age 27, farmer, born Missouri), Sarah Horn (age 30, born Penn.), and William Horn (age 4, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Smithfield, Fayette County, Iowa: W. M. Horn (age 36, farmer, born Missouri), wife S. R. Horn (age 36, born Penn.), son W. M. Horn (age 13, born Iowa), and Laborer A. W. Nicoll (age 21, born Ill.).

1900 Census, Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: William M. Horn (born Jan 1844, age 56, married 35 years, born Missouri), wife Sarah K. Horn (born Aug. 1837, age 62, married 35 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania).

1910 Census: Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: William Horn Sr. (age 66, married 1 time for 44 years, born Missouri, own income), wife Sarah K. Horn (age 72, married 1 time for 44 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania), son William M. Horn, Jr. (age 42, divorced, born Iowa, laborer, odd jobs).

Sarah (Montgomery) Horn (born Aug. 11, 1837), died Nov, 5, 1916 at Oelwein, Iowa. She is buried in Long Grove Cemetery, Section 2, Maynard, Fayette County, Iowa.

Found on Find a Grave. No newspaper name or date.

Last Services from Home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Mrs. W. N. Horn passed away Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. following a long illness at the family home 111 First Ave. E. Her maiden name was Sarah Montgomery and she was well known in this section and city. The last services will be held from the residence Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.. Interment in Maynard.

1920 Census: Platteville, Grant County, Wisconsin: William M. Horn, Sr., (age 75, widowed, born Missouri), son William M. Horn (age 53, widowed, born Iowa), and sister-in-law Emma J. Horn (age 61, widowed, born England).

William M. Horn died March 18, 1923 at Platteville, Wisconsin (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Long Grove Cemetery, Lot 115, Section 2, Maynard, Fayette County, Iowa.

Found on Find a Grave. No newspaper name or date.

William Horn, Sr., a one time resident of Oelwein, residing on First Avenue East, passed away at his home in Plattsville, Wisconsin, Saturday night.

The body was brought here Wednesday and was taken to Maynard this forenoon where burial was made.


Hubble, Alonzo D. He was born January 9, 1836 in Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio. He was the son of Barsley Hubbell (Feb 3, 1806 - Dec. 1893) and Eliza Bellows (? - July 24, 1886). He married Julia A. Temple on July 3, 1873 in Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Oliver P. Temple (1823 0 Aug. 6, 1902) and Sarah A. (1832 - May 13, 1888).

Note: I found a source that quoted a different last name for Julia. Based on 1870 census record, I believe this one is an error. but I will include it anyway:

Alonzo D. HUBBELL was born on 9 Jan 1836 in Rutland, Meigs, OH. He lived in Edgewood, Clayton, IA in 1914. Parents: Barsley HUBBELL and Eliza BELLOWS.

Spouse: Julia A. COCHRAN. Alonzo D. HUBBELL and Julia A. COCHRAN were married on 3 Jul 1877 in OH.

Hubbell, Harold Berresford, Jr., and Donald Sidney Hubbell, comps., History and Genealogy of the Hubbell Family, p. 272.

Hubbell, Harold Berresford, Jr., and Donald Sidney Hubbell, comps., History and Genealogy of the Hubbell Family (Theo. Gaus, Ltd., Brooklyn, NY, 1980), p. 273.

HUBBELL, BARSLEY, Farmer, Section 23 ; Harvard P. O. ; born in Meigs Co., Ohio, February 3, 1806 ; came to this county in 1853; owns 120 acres of land. Married Eliza Bellows, October 9, 1828, who was born in Washington Co., Ohio, 1805; had nine children, six boys and three girls; two boys, Marcus A. and Alonzo D., served three years each in the Union Army, without returning once during the time; Marcus A. was a member of the Ninety-fifth Ill. Vol. Inf., and Alonzo D. of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Regt. Mr. Hubbell's boys are all farmers and his girls are all real estate owners.

Directory of McHenry County Illinois 1877
Dunham Twp, McHenry County, IL

1850 Census: Rutland, Meigs, Ohio: Barzilla Hubble (age 44, farmer, born Ohio), Eliz Hubble (age 45, born New York), Marcus Hubble (age 18, born Ohio), Francis Hubble (age 17, born Ohio), Alonzo Hubble (age 14, born Ohio), Vinton Hubble (age 12, born Ohio), Lewis Hubble (age 10, born Ohio), Mary Hubble (age 8, born Ohio), Edward Hubble (age 6, born Ohio) and Catharine Hubble (age 3, born Ohio).

1860 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware, Iowa, A.D. Hubbell (age 24, male, farmer, born Ohio). S. V. Hubbell ( age 22, male, born Ohio) and Mary H. Hubbell (age 18, female, born Ohio

1870 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware, Iowa, Family 114: Josa Barens (male, white, farmer, born N York), Sabra Barens (age 30, female, white, keeping house, born New York), Amy B. Barens (age 7, female, at school, born N York), and Alonzo Hubbell (age 33, male, white, farm labor, value farm 3200, value personal 928, born Ohio.) Living next door as Family 113: Oliver P. Temple (age 47, male, white, farmer, born Mass.), Sarah Temple (age 38, female, white, keeping house, born N York), Julia Temple (age 17, female, white, at school, born Penn.). Ida Temple (age 11, female, white, at school, born Iowa). Henry Temple (age 4, male, white, at school(?), born Iowa).

1880 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware, Iowa, A. D. Hubbell (age 44, farmer, born Ohio), wife Julia Hubbell (age 27, born Pennsylvania), servant Kate Scribner, (age 16), and servant Bryon Peet (age 21).

1900 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Alonzo D. Hubbell (born June 1835, age 64, married 27 years, born Ohio), wife Julia A. Hubbell (born May 1853, age 47, married 27 years

1910 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Lon Hubble (age 74, married 1 time for 34 years, born Ohio, own income). Wife Julia Hubble (age 55, married 1 time for 34 years, 0 children born, born Iowa). They were indexed as Hubbs.

1915 Iowa State Census, Edgewood, Delaware County, Iowa: A. D. Hubbell (age 79, married, County Delaware, P. O. Edgewood. Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education: 7 Common, can read and write.. Birthplace Ohio. Value of Farm or home: $3000.00. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, Regiment 27, Company F. Church Affiliation: Congregational. Father's birthplace: Ohio. Mother's birth place Ohio. Years in Iowa: 75.

1920 Census Lodomillo, Clayton County, Iowa, Alonzo D. Hubbell (age 84, born Ohio), wife Julia A. Hubbell (age 66, born Penn.).

Alonzo D. Hubbell died April 23, 1922 in Edgewood, Delaware, IA (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Delaware County, Iowa.

His widow Julia Hubbell filed for a pension on May 15, 1923.

Julia (Temple) Hubbell died in 1932 and is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Delaware County, Iowa.


Jones, Charles He was born August 1, 1843 in Ohio. He was the son of Elisha Jones and Almira Jewett. He married Josephine Brown on Sept. 26, 1877 in Buchanan County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

Jones, Charles. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born August 1, 1843; father, Elisha (born May 8, 1807, in Vermont); mother, Almira Jewett (born March 2, 1807, at Stafford, Conn.). Married Josephine Brown September 26, 1877; children: Frank E., Lena J., Ella A., Bertha A., and Fred S. Enlisted August 14, 1862, at Elk, Delaware County, in company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry; served campaigning against Indians in Northern Minnesota; discharged April 7, 1863, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County October 1, 1864, at Sanborn. Member of Methodist Episcopal Church.

OLD SOLDIERS WHO HAVE LIVED IN O'BRIEN COUNTY, IA
Compiled by Geo W. Schee and O.H. Montzheimer,
1909, Primghar, IA
Internet preparation by Don Harrington

1850 Census: Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio: Elisha Jones (age 43, born New York), Almira Jones (age 43, born New York), George Jones (age 9, born Ohio), Charles Jones (age 7, born Ohio), Delia A. Jewett (age 14, born Ohio) and Lafayett Sawyer (age 15, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Elisha Jones (age 49, born New York), Elmira Jones (age 49, born Connecticut), George Jones (age 14, born Ohio), Charles Jones (age 13, born Ohio), Deliann Jewett (age 20, born Ohio), LaFayette Sawier (age 22, born Ohio). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Elisha Jones (age 53, farmer, born New York), Almira Jones (age 53, born Connecticut), George Jones (age 19, born Ohio), Charles Jones (age 17, born Ohio) and Daniel Robins (age 22, born Prince Edwards Isle.).

1870 Census, Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Elisha Jones (age 63, farmer, born New York), Almina Jones (age 63, born Connecticut), Charles Jones (age 26, farmer, born Ohio).

1880 Census, Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: Charles Jones (age 36, farmer, born Ohio), wife Josephine Jones (age 31, born Iowa), son Frank Jones (age 1, born Iowa), and mother Almira Jones (age 73, born Connecticut). (Elisha Jones was not listed and I could not find him, but he was still with the family in 1885).

1885 Iowa State Census, Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: Chas. Jones (age 41, Township 92, Range 9, Section 24, NW SW, farmer, born Ohio), Josephine Jones (age 35, born Jackson County, Iowa), Frank E. Jones (age 6, born Fayette County, Iowa), Lena J. Jones (age 3, born Fayette County, Iowa), Ella Jones (age 2, born Fayette County, Iowa), Bertha A. Jones (age 7, born Fayette County,), Elisha Jones (age 77, born Vermont) and Almira Jones (age 77, born Connecticut.).

1900 Census, Lone Tree, Clay County, Iowa: Charles Jones (born Aug. 1843, age 56, married 23 years, born Ohio), wife Josephine Jones (born March 1849, age 51, married 23 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Iowa), daughter Lena Jones (born Feb. 1881, age 19, born Iowa), daughter Bertha (born Oct. 1883, age 16, born Iowa), mother Almira Jones (born March. 1807, age 93, widowed, born Connecticut).

1910 Census: Franklin, O'Brien County, Iowa: Charles Jones (age 66, married 1 time, born Ohio), wife Josephine Jones (age 61, married 1 time for 32 years, 5 children born, 5 still living), daughter Lena Jones (age 29, born Iowa), daughter Ella Jones (age 27, born Iowa).

Josephine Jones died in 1913 and is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Hartley, O'Brien County, Iowa

1915 Iowa State Census, Sheldon, O'Brien County, Iowa: Charles Jones, (age 71, widowed, County O'Brien, Town Sheldon, Ward 1st, Occupation Retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write, Birth Place Ohio, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company F. Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's birthplace: New York. Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut. Years in Iowa: 60).

1920 Census, Center, O'Brien County, Iowa: Bertha A. Lynge (age 36, widowed, born Iowa), son Wilbur J. Lynge (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Bernice A. Lynge (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Josephine M. Lynge (age 6, born Iowa), daughter Dorothy I. Lynge (age 4 10/12, born Iowa), daughter Helene M. Lynge (age 2, born Iowa), father Charles Jones (age 76, widowed, born Ohio).

1925 Iowa State Census, Sheldon, O'Brien County, Iowa: Bertha Lynge, (age 42, widowed, father's name Charles Jones, mother's name Josephine Brown), Charles Jones (age 81, widowed, born Ohio, father's name Elisha Jones, mother's name, Almira Jewett. Parents were married in Ohio. ), Wilbur Lynge (age 17, born Iowa, father's name Edwin Lynge, mother's name Bertha Jones), Bernice Lynge (age 14, born Iowa), Josephine Lynge (age 11, born Iowa, father's name Edwin Lynge, mother's name Bertha Jones), Dorothy Lynge (age 9, born Iowa, father's name Edwin Lynge, mother's name Bertha Jones) and Helene Lynge (age 7, born Iowa, father's name Edwin Lynge, mother's name Bertha Jones) (note the second census page was off by one line. They had Bertha's name matched up with Elisha Jones & Almira Jewett as parents - the line above showed Charles Jones and Josephine Brown.)

Charles Jones, a former resident of Maynard, but now of Sheldon, was in town Monday, visiting at the Everett Odekirk home. He had been at the encampment at Cedar Rapids, being a member of the 27th Iowa Infantry. He will be 85 years of age in August, and remembers when the town of Maynard was started, being a resident there at the time.

Fayette County Leader, Fayette Iowa, Thursday, June 28, 1928

IOWANS TO VOTE FOR LINCOLN TO CAST BALLOTS

Primghar, Iowa, October 27 Special: Tim Schafer and Charles Jones residents of Sheldon, voted for the first time in 1864, the second time Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States, and will vote again this year.

Mr. Jones was born in Litchfield, Ohio in 1843 and came to Greeley Iowa in 1854. He voted for Lincoln while a resident of Greeley, in 1864. He was a member of the 27th Iowa infantry, in Company F, being discharged from the Army in 1863 by doctor's orders, having contracted pneumonia.

The Sioux City Sunday Journal, October 28, 1928

Charles Jones died Mar. 23, 1929 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Hartley, O'Brien County, Iowa.

Charles Jones of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away at his home last Sunday at the age of 86 years and was buried Tuesday. Mr. Jones was a merchant here some years ago and will be remembered by many friends.

The News-Herald, Spencer, Iowa, Tuesday, April 4, 1929


Jones, John J. (He is listed as John W. Jones on the Pension Index Record). He was born about 1845 in Ohio (Per the roster). He was possibly the son of Obediah Jones and Mary Hutton. If he is their son, he would have been born about 1848.

1850 Census: Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio: Obediah Jones (age 26, laborer, born Ohio), Mary Jones (age 20, born Ohio) and John Jones (age 2, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Obediah Jones (age 30, born Ohio, Laborer), Mary Jones (age 26, born Ohio), John Jones (age 7, born Ohio), Wm. Jones (age 5, born Ohio), Nevada Jones (age 3, born Ohio), Melba Jones (no age, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Obadiah Jones (age 34, farmer, born Ohio), Mary Jones (age 29, born Ohio), John Jones (age 12, born Ohio), William Jones (age 9, born Ohio), Melissa Jones (age 4, born Iowa), and George Jones (age 2, born Iowa).

John Jones died of disease March 22, 1864. United States Hospital Boat on Red River. He is buried in National Cemetery, Alexandria, LA. Section 1, grave 21.

His mother Mary Jones filed for a pension on June 13, 1881. It does not say where.

NOTE: I am not 100% certain that I have the correct John Jones, but everything about this family fits (except his age). They were from Ohio, his mother was Mary, They lived in Delaware County (where most of the men from Company F were from). He is a little bit young, but to be honest this would not be the first solider I have come across that lied about his age. I have come across several that were 14 or 15 that said they were 18. So I can't rule it out based on his age. I did find a family tree for this family that listed John Jones that died in 1864. I have written to the owner of the tree to see if she has any knowledge regarding John Jones. For now, this is my best guess.


Jones, William D. He was born about 1843 in Michigan. He was the son of William A. and Sarah A. Jones.

1850 Census, Division 10, Berrien County, Michigan: William Jones (age 36, farmer, born Ohio), Sarah A. Jones (age 36, born Ohio), Benjamin Jones (age 14, born Ohio), William Jones (age 7, born Michigan), Louisa Jones (age 5, born Michigan), and Alice Jones (age 2, born Michigan).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm. A. Jones (age 42, born Ohio), Sarah A. Jones (age 42, born Ohio), Benjamin F. Jones (age 18, born Ohio), Wm. D. Jones (age 13, born Michigan), Louisa Jones (age 11, born Michigan), Alice Jones (age 8, born Michigan), Susan Jones (age 5, born Michigan) and Anna Jones (age 4, born Michigan). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Sarah A. Jones (age 47), William Jones (age 16), Louisa Jones (age 15), Alice Jones (age 12), Susan Jones (age 10), Anna Jones (age 7), and John Jones (age 3).

William D. Jones died June 29, 1864 from typhoid fever and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 2029. (Note: Pension Index Record says Aug. 28, 1864. The widow's pension record contains both dates. I do not know for certain which one is correct).

His mother Sarah Ann Jones filed for a pension. Information from the pension record is extracted below:

His mother, Sarah Ann Jones, made a statement on February 13th, 1865 in Delaware County, Iowa:

  • She was a resident of Elk Township, Delaware County, Iowa
  • She was 51 years old
  • She was the widow of William D. Jones Sr., and mother of William D. Jones who was a private in Company F., commanded by Captain J. M. Holbrook in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, who died at Memphis Tenn. on or about the 29th day of June 1864 of a fever - the kind unknown to her--.
  • Her son left no widow or minor child and was never married.
  • She was wholly dependent on her said son for support, that he was her only son, and only person upon whom she could rely for support.
  • She has not remarried since the death of her son William D. Jones. Her post office address is Greely, Delaware County, Iowa.

Statement by H. C. Drybread and James Wilson, Delaware County, Iowa:

  • Well acquainted with Sarah Ann Jones, mother of Wm. D. Jones who was a private in Company F in the 27 Regiment of Iowa Volunteers Infantry.
  • Personally acquainted with the said Wm. D. Jones during his lifetime, that we knew he was the son of said Sarah Ann Jones.
  • That we knew that he left neither widow or minor children - that he was never married.
  • Sarah Ann Jones was almost entirely dependent upon him for her support.
  • Her husband died on June 28, 1860.
  • Said son was not at the time of his death her only son - she had another son seven years old who died a few months after the said Wm. D. Jones died.
  • The said son Wm. D. Jones did for two years previous to his enlistment in said service, contribute to her support, and that since he has been in said service he has regularly transmitted to her by express money to the amount of $135 which was for the support of his mother.
  • That during said period she has drawn from him a part of her support.
  • That the following is all the property she owns viz 80 acres of land very poorly improved, so much so that for the last 3 years she has not received but a very small part of support from it. It is worth about five or six hundred dollars.
  • That we know the following in regard to her present condition to be true-- to wit that she is wholly or nearly so dependent on the charity of the neighbors for her support. That she has received a little aid from the relief fund of the county.
  • Our knowledge of said facts are derived from our acquaintance of 20 years with said Sarah Ann Jones, her deceased husband and son.

signed May 29, 1865


King, Lewis (alias Ludwig Koenig) He was born about 1837 in Germany:

1870 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: John Marshall (age 59, farmer, born Bavaria Ger.), Catharine Marshall (age 59, born Bavaria Ger., ), John Marshall (age 15, born Bavaria Ger., ), Lewis King (age 34, farm laborer, born Bavaria Ger., ), and Cath Anna Pola (age 62, born Bavaria Ger).

1880 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: John Marchel (age 70, farmer born Germany), wife Catherine Marchel (age 70, born Germany ), servant Lewis King (age 46, born Germany), sister Mary Marchel (age 73, born Germany).

1885 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Ernest Leeman (age 27, Township 89, Range 6, Section 31, NE 1/4, M. E. Preacher, born Illinois ), Haldie Leeman (age 28, born Delaware County, Iowa), Barbett Leeman (age 9, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Lewis King (age 52, laborer, born Germany)

1900 Census: National Home for Disabled Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Lewis King, member, born 1837, age 62, single, born Germany

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Northwestern Branch: Lew King (alias Ludwig Koenig), MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of enlistment: August 15, 1862, Manchester, Iowa. Rank: Pvt, Company and Regiment: F, 27 Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: August 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Cause of Discharge: Close of War. Kind and Degree of Disability: Rheumatism and inj. to foot. When and Where Contracted: Dec. 5, 1899 Manchester Iowa. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Germany, age: 63, Height 5.4, Complexion Light, can read and write. Religion: Cath. Occupation: Laborer, Residence subsequent to Discharge: Manchester, Del. Co., Iowa., Single: Name and address of nearest relative: sister Mathalena Schersen, Monticello, Iowa and Aunt Mrs. Annie Marshall, Manchester, Iowa. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $12. Date of Admission, Adm. NW BR. Jan 17, 1900, Date of Death Feb. 28, 1907, Cause of Death: Lobar Pneumonia Influenza. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 668,892, effects: Personal appraised at 80 cents. Sold 30 cents Jan. 17, 1908. Interred in Home Cem. March 2, 1907. Block 16, No. 199.

Ludwig Koenig (Lewis King) died Feb. 28, 1907 and is buried in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Plot 16, 199.


King, William Henry He was born Sept. 29, 1833 in New York. He may have been the son of Samuel and Content King. William Henry King married first Ann McColley/McCalley on Jan. 27, 1859 in Winneshiek County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809 - 1992). He married second Martha J. Anderson on Jun 11, 1889 in Winneshiek County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992).

1850 Census, Salem, Henry County, Iowa: Samuel King (age 58, farmer, born PA), Content King (age 50, born Georgia), Robert King (age 23, school teacher, born Ohio), Ezra King (age 18, broom maker, born Ohio), William King (age 12, born Ohio), Deborah King (age 8, born Ohio) and John King (age 6, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census, Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Samuel King (age 62, farmer, born PA), Content King (age 54, born Georgia), William King (age 17, born Ohio), Deborah King (age 13, born Ohio), and John King (age 10, born PA). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years. (Note this family is the same as the family in the 1850 census. However, it may not be the right William King. He is the right age and in the right county, but place of birth is not the same).

1860 Census, Newburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota: William H. King (age 27, laborer, born New York), Ann King (age 26, born Scotland, Emily Ann King (age 1, born Minnesota).

1870 Census, Hesper, Winneshiek County, Iowa: William H. King (age 30, farm laborer, born New York), Ann M. King (age 28, born Scotland), Emily King (age 10, born Minnesota), Sarah King (age 9, born Iowa) and Sigel King (age 7, born Iowa).

He filed for a pension on Jan. 16, 1880.

1880 Census, Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa: William H. King (age 46, farm laborer, born New York), wife Ann King (age 45, born Scotland), Sarah King (age 19, born Iowa), and Segil King (age 17, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa: William King (Township 99, Range 8, Section 8, age 50, widowed, farmer, born New York), Seigle King (age 22, male, born Winneshiek County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census, Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa: William King (age 63, born New York, retired, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion, Co. F, 27 Iowa Inf. Private), Martha Jane King (age 49, born Benton County, Iowa).

1900 Census, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa: William King (Born Sept. 1827, age 72, married 10 years, born New York), wife Martha King (born May 1840, age 60, married 10 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Iowa). William H. King died Apr. 24, 1903 and is buried in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Iowa WAP Graves Registration Survey: Name: William H. King. Born: Sept. 29, 1833; died April 24, 1903. Cemetery: Burr Oak; Location: Burr Oak; County: Winneshiek County, Iowa; Record Notes: Age 69. Find a Grave has a photo of his tombstone showing that it is the right William H. King.

His widow Marsha J. King filed for a pension on May 2, 1903 in Iowa.


Kingery, James Wilson He was born April 12, 1841 in St. Joseph Township, Warren County, Indiana He was the son of John Huston Kingery (Nov. 26, 1818 - Feb. 8, 1885) and Eliza Jenkins (1820 - Jan. 15, 1846). He married Henrietta Fanny Geberich. She was the daughter of David Gerberich (Dec. 22, 1814 - Oct. 29, 1873) and Fannie Maria Miller. (June 13, 1817 - Oct. 23, 1843).

John Huston Kingery was a farmer and was married on 26th March 1840 to Eliza Jenkins, Granddaughter of William Jenkins. They had four children. His wife Eliza died on 15th June 1846 and he married his second wife Malinda Miller on 5th Mar. 1854. They had seven children. John Huston Kingery died on 8th Feb. 1885 at Buchanan, Michigan without a will. His estate is probated in said County and Petition for appointment Administrator filed 4 April 1885 in Buchanan Co. Mich. lists his heirs as:

Henry F. Kingery, Son age 27 yrs.
Kittie Kingery, Dau. age 25 yrs.
Abraham L. Kingery, Son age 23 yrs.
Elsie Kingery, Granddaughter age 12 yrs.
Addie Kingery, Granddaughter age 10 hrs.
Malinda M. Kingery, widow age 5 (error) yrs. all residents of Buchanan Mich.
Sarah Sellers, Dau. age 30 yrs. residing St. Joseph Co. Ind.
James W. Kingery, Son age about 44 yrs. resides Phillips Co. Ks.
Amanda K. Beilhartz, Dau. aged 38 yrs. resides in Fayette Co. Ohio.

James Wilson KingeryImage was found on Find a Grave

James Wilson Kingery married Henrietta Fanny Gerberich. Ancestor of the Phillipsburg group. Second son of John Huston Kingery and Eliza Jenkins Kingery. Brought up on the farm. In the fall of 1878 they moved (he, wife and children) to Kansas to take a homestead, settling the first year on Deer Creek a few miles Northwest of Kirwin, Kansas. The next year homesteading near Prairie View, Ks. being SE1\4 SW1/4 Sec. 28, N1/2NW1/4, NE1/4NW1/4 Sec. 33 Twp. 2 Range 20 West, Phillips County Kansas. Patent dated 13th March 1882, recorded Book A Page 375 in office Reg. of Deeds. He was elected Register of Deeds in 1889 and took office in 1890 selling his farm and moved to Phillipsburg purchasing a farm Northeast of Phillipsburg described as SW1/4 Sec. 19, Twp. 3, Rg. 17. Except E1/2SE1/4jSW1/4. On 17th Sep, 1910 he sold this farm to Robert M. Taylor and moved to Phillipsburg, where he died 13th May 1912 and is buried at Phillipsburg, Kansas, his estate probated in Phillips County Kans. shows the following children and heirs:

Henrietta F. Kingery, his widow, age 69 years.
William Kingery, his son, age 45 yrs.
James D. Kingery, his son, age 27 yrs.
Mary A. Fleisher, dau. age 36 yrs.
Kittie Kelly, daug. age 27 yrs.
Helen Larking and Archie Larkin, minors of Effie Larking a deceased daughter

NOTE: He was with Sherman in his march to the Sea during the Civil War and his regiment is listed as being in the following engagements; as Corporal 27th Iowa Infantry.

Little Rock Arkansas, Sept. 10th 1863
Fort DeRussey, Louisiana Mar. 14, 1864
Pleasant Hill Louisiana, Apr. 9, 1864
Old Oaks Louisiana, May 15, 1864
Ditch Bayou Arkansas, June 6, 1864
Tupelo Mississippi, July 14, 1864
Old Town Creek Mississippi, July 15, 1865
Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 15 and 16, 1864
Siege and Capture of Fort Blakely Alabama, Apr. 2-9, 1865.

1850 Census: Warren, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Living with a fairly large family by the name of Davidson was: John Kingery (age 31, carpenter, born Ohio), James Kingery (age 8, born Indiana), Amanda Kingery (age 6, born Indiana) and William Kingery (age 4, born Indiana).

1860 Census: Warren, St. Joseph County, Indiana: J. H. Kingery (age 42, farmer, born Ohio), Malinda Kingery (age 29, born PA), James Kingery (age 19, born Indiana), Manda Kingery (age 17, born Ind.), William Kingery (age 14, born Indiana), Sarah Kingery (age 5, born Indiana), Henry F. Kingery (age 3, born Indiana) and Catherine Kingery (age 1, born Indiana), Domestic, Sarah Vangant, (age 45, born Ohio).

1870 Iowa, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; James Kingery (age 29, clerk in store, born Indiana), Henrietta Kingery (age 26, millinery, born Indiana) and Wm H. Kingery (age 3, born Indiana).

1880 Census: Prairie View, Phillips County, Kansas: James Kingry (age 38, farmer, born Indiana), wife Henrietta F. Kingry (age 36, born Indiana), son William H. Kingry (age 13, born Indiana), daughter Effa E. Kingry (age 6, born Iowa), daughter Mary A. Kingry (age 3, born Iowa),

1885 Kansas State Census: Prairie View, Phillips County, Kansas: J. W. Kingery (age 43, farmer, born Indiana, from Iowa to Kansas), H. F. Kingery (age 41), W. H. Kingery (age 18), Effie Kingery (age 11), Mary Kingery (age 7) and Mabell Kingery (age 3).

James W. Kingery filed for a pension on Apr. 18, 1890 in Kansas.

1895 Kansas State Census: Arcade, Phillips County, Kansas; J. W. Kingery (age 54, born Indiana, from Iowa to Kansas, farmer, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States: Yes, Number of the State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: F, Name of Regiment 27, Arm of Service: Inf.), H. F. Kingery (age 51, born Mich.), E. E. Kingery (age 21, born Iowa), M. A. Kingery (age 18, born Iowa), M. G. Kingery (age 13, born Kansas), J. D. Kingery (age 9) and K. M. Kingery (age 9).

1900 Census, Arcade, Phillips County, Kansas: James W. Kingery (born April 1841, age 59, married 34 years, farmer, born Indiana) wife Henrietta A. Kingery (born Aug. 1843, age 56, married 34 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Michigan), daughter Mary A. Kingery (born Apr. 1877, age 23, born Iowa), daughter Kate M. Kingery (born Sept. 1886, age 13, born Kansas), son James D. Kingery (born Sept. 1886, age 13, born Kansas).

1905 Kansas State Collection, Arcade, Phillips County, Kansas: J. W. Kingery (age 65, born Indiana, from Iowa to Kansas, farmer,). H. F. Kingery (age 62), James Kingery (age 19), Kittie Kingery (age 19), Helen Larken (age 4), Archie Larken (age 2), Mary Taylor (age 32) and Mabel Taylor (age 22),

1910 Census: Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas: James W. Kingery (age 69, married 1 time for 43 years, born Indiana), wife Henrieta Kingery (age 67, married 1 time for 43 years, 6 children born, 5 still living), Son James D. Kingery (age 24, born Kansas), granddaughter Helen L. Larkin (age 9, born Kansas) and Grandson Archie M. Larking (age 7, born Kansas).

James W. Kingery died May 13, 1912 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

His widow Henrietta F. Kingery filed for a pension on June 13, 1812 in Kansas.

Children of James Wilson Kingery and Henrietta Fannie Gerberich:

  1. William H. Kingery b: 27 Jan 1867 in Warren Twp, St Joseph Co, Indiana
  2. Effie E. Kingery b: 1 Oct 1873 in Harlan Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa
  3. Mary A. Kingery b: 27 Apr 1877 in Harlan Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa
  4. Mabel G. Kingery b: 1 Dec 1881 in Prairie View, Phillips Co, Kansas
  5. Catherine M. Kingery b: 26 Sep 1885 in Prairie View, Phillips Co, Kansas
  6. James D. Kingery b: 26 Sep 1885 in Prairie View, Phillips Co, Kansas

Kinyon, Bradford Wilcox He was born May 28, 1837 in Chenango County, New York. He was the son of Thomas Kinyon (Jan. 2, 1809 - March 27, 1839) and Luania King (Dec. 5, 1811 - March 8, 1839). He married first Lodusky B. Newman on Feb. 22, 1860. He married second: Sarah Jane Lanning on May 19, 1883.

1850 Census (August 26, 1850): North Norwich, Chenango County, New York: John King (age 59, born Mass.), Betsy King (age 57, born Pen.), Bradford Kinyon (age 12, born NY), John Dakon (age 93, born PA.) and Prudence P. Kinyon (age 17, born NY) (Note: John and Betsy King are reported to be the grandparents of Bradford and Prudence Kinyon)

1860 Census, North Norwich, Chenango, New York, Bradford Kenyon (age 23, farmer, born New York), L. Kenyon (age 22, born New York), Prudence Church (age 27, born New York) and Amelia Church (age 5, born New York) (Note Prudence Church was his sister married to Daniel Church. He died in 1858)

1870 Census, Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: Bradford Kenyon (age 33, farmer, born New York), Lodusta Kenyon (age 32, born NY), Nelson Kenyon (age 4, born Iowa) Francis Kenyon (age 2, born Iowa), Norman Kenyon (age 7/12, born Iowa), and Domestic Servant Libbey Bailey (age 26, born New York.).

Adams Township, Post Office: Tower Hill, Establishment Date: Jan. 29, 1856, Postmaster: Bradford W. Kenyon, May 26, 1871.

1880 Census: Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: Bradford W. Kenyon (age 43, farmer, born New York), wife Lodensky Kenyon (age 42), son Nelson Kenyon (age 14), son Frank Kenyon (age 12), son Norman Kenyon (age 10), son Fredrick Kenyon (age 8), daughter Mabel Kenyon (age 4), daughter Winafred Kenyon (age 2) and laborer Charles Arnold (age 24, born New York).

Lodusta (Newman) Kenyon (wife of Bradford W. Kenyon) died Nov. 18, 1882 at age 44 years, 1 month and 4 days. She is buried in Silver Creek Cemetery, Adams Township, Delaware County, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census: Adams, Delaware County, Iowa: B. W. Kenyon (age 47, Township 87, Range 6, Section 15, N 1/4 S & SE, Merchant, born New York), Sara Kenyon (age 44, born New York), Nelson Kenyon (age 19, born Delaware County, Iowa), Frank Kenyon (age 17, born Delaware County, Iowa), Norman Kenyon (age 15, born Delaware County, Iowa), Fred Kenyon (age 12, born Delaware County, Iowa), Mabel Kenyon (age 9, born Delaware County, Iowa), and Winee Kenyon (age 7, born Delaware County, Iowa.).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: B. W. Kenyon, Private, Co. F, Post Office Address: Tower Hill.

Bradford Wilcox Kenyon died July 15, 1898 and is buried either in Greenwood Cemetery, Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa (according to Find a Grave) OR Silver Creek Cemetery, Adams Township, Delaware County, Iowa.

I did note that his first wife is buried in Silver Creek Cemetery. His second wife is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. So I contacted the person that set up the Find A Grave information. This was her response:

Thank you for your nice note. I did not know that Bradford Wilcox Kenyon served in the 27th Iowa. As for his cemetery, I do not recall where I got the information. Seemed to me, it was on a list with other soldiers. I did notice that the other cemetery that you mentioned is listed on Find A Grave, giving the same town, as Masonville. It is possible that they may be the same cemetery, located adjacent to each other, or close to one another. I went ahead and also listed him at the Silver Creek Cemetery. When someone goes to take a photo of his headstone, they will let me know which is the correct cemetery listing. I have no idea why there is a discrepancy in the listing of his cemetery. This does happen occasionally.

Update: The photo was added to the Greenwood Cemetery Memorial, so I am going to assume that is the correct cemetery. I believe the Silver Creek Cemetery listing is an error based on his first wife being buried there. If some one finds out otherwise, I will make a correction.

His widow Sarah J. Kenyon filed for a pension on Aug. 3, 1898.

Children of Bradford Wilcox Kenyon and Lodusta B. Newman

  1. Francis E. Kenyon (1858-?)
  2. Mary L. Kenyon (April 1862 - Mar. 16, 1943)
  3. George Nelson Kenyon (Jan 19, 1866 - Aug. 1941)
  4. Francis B. Kenyon (Oct. 31, 1867 - April 6, 1943)
  5. Norman N. Kenyon (Oct. 22, 1869 - Mar. 18, 1943)
  6. Fred B. Kenyon (Feb. 19, 1872 - Aug. 15, 1887)
  7. Mabel Lodusky Kenyon (Apr. 13, 1876 - Sept. 20, 1943
  8. Winafred Minerva Kenyon (Dec. 27, 1877 - Dec. 1, 1958).

Knee, James According to the roster for the 27th Iowa, he would have been born about 1844 in Pennsylvania.

James KneeI found a James Knee that lived in Delaware County, Iowa all his life. He enlisted with Co. E, 5th Iowa Veteran Cavalry on Feb 26, 1864. He was born April 8, 1846 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of David Knee and Katherine Shultz. He married Sarah Jane Hufsmith and had two daughters Minnie Alice and Florence May. He died Nov. 17, 1929 and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Clayton County Iowa.

The roster for the 27th Iowa simply said he was 18 when he enlisted on Aug. 14, 1862. He was discharged - no date or reason was given. BUT if it is the same James Knee, he would not have been 18. Perhaps that is why he was discharged and then he joined another unit when he was 18.

I did not find another James Knee that fit in the census and these two are the only ones I found in the Military Records. I highly suspect they are they same person.  But since I cannot find anything that proves that theory, I am not going to place the whole census research, etc. here. But I would definitely consider it a possibility.

 


LeLacheur, John Horton He was born June 17, 1841 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He was the son of John Windsor LeLacheur (Jan. 26, 1795 - July 3, 1875) and Elizabeth Sencabaugh (Sept. 24, 1802 - Mar. 21, 1862).

The following story was found here:

THE IOWA STORY OF JOHN WINDSOR LELACHEUR

My thanks and appreciation to Betty (LeLaCheur) Stevens of Hot Springs, South Dakota for sending me the following information. The story was written by a grandson of John Windsor, John Asa LeLacheur at 82 years of age. It was written on February 18, 1949.

Our grandfather, John Windsor Le Lacheur, was born on the Island of Guernsey, situated in the English Channel west of France. The French were first called Franks. The German tribes, 2000 years ago were on the east side of the Rhine River, and the Franks, one of the numerous German tribes, were on the west and south side of the Rhine River. the Franks were very hostile as warriors, and make war on all tribes near them. 2000 year ago the Roman government sent Julius Caesar, with an army or 400,000 soldiers from Rome, to get the Franks under control and subdue them. Caesar was nine years putting them in the southwestern part of what is now France. After a time the Franks changed their name from Franks to France or French.

In 1808, John Windsor LeLacheur did not want to be a soldier when Napoleon Bonaparte was trying to consolidate all the tribes and nations in Europe into a great French Empire. In his second great war, he would have accomplished this if England had not sent a great army under Wellington to France. The French under Napoleon, met the German and English combined armies in Western France at Waterloo, and the French were defeated and Napoleon was banished to the Island of St Helena in the Southern Atlantic, about 50 miles west of South Africa, where he was under guard until he died eight years late.

At the age of eighteen years, John Windsor LeLaCheur ran away to relatives living on Prince Edwards Island, a large island near the mouth of the St Lawrence River near the Atlantic Ocean. The island is 130 miles long and 4 to 20 miles wide. Charlotte Town is the capital and it is part of Canada. The island has one railroad that runs through the middle. The land is rocky and hilly and has a dense population. the people make their living from fishing 200 miles east at the Grand Banks in the shallow waters of the north west Atlantic. The Grand Banks or sand hills are the result of great storms at this place. On the grand Banks are small houses or shanties, where the fishermen live during the fishing season. They use great seines which they drag through the ocean waters with boats, and hoist, on fish boats by steam power. they catch all the large fish; cod, halibut, and other large ocean fish. Part of the crew stay on the Grand Banks, and part haul the fish to Prince Edwards Island, where it is packed into tubs and barrels.

John Windsor LeLaCheur met Elizabeth Sensebaugh, a Holland girl, raised in Brooklyn. Her forebears came to America 100 years previously and bought Long Island from the Indians for $23.00, but in a few years most of them went back to Holland. But the English fleet, cruising around came to Long Island, and the Navy men grabbed on the Island as a good base for ocean shipping.

John Windsor LeLaCheur was a smart man, a good student and a great orator. In sixteen years he was elected to the Canadian parliament at Quebec. I have heard him say he would write his speeches for Parliament, commit them to memory and go down to the ocean and deliver them during a great storm to strengthen his voice and lungs. He was 26 years in the Canadian Parliament before he moved to Iowa. He lived up there 32 years. In 1848, Horace Greely, Editor of the New York Journal wrote numerous articles about Iowa, advising young men to go west and grow up with the country. In the spring of 1848, John Windsor LeLaCheur, said to his second son, Windsor, "I think you had better go to the state of Iowa and look it over. Perhaps we all ought to go out there and get a piece of that good land.". The oldest boy William was married and living in Providence, Rhode Island. In the spring of 1848, Windsor about 25 years old, went to Iowa and was so well pleased that he pre-empted a 160 acre tract at $200.00, two miles NW of Greely, Iowa, which now goes by the name of the old Jim Winnard Farm. When Windsor got home to the Island in the fall of 1848, he gave such a glowing account of Iowa, that the whole family wanted to move to the land of promise. During the winter they disposed of their property and packed up to move to Iowa.

They took a boat near Charlotte Town and went up the St. Lawrence River until they came opposite lake Huron in the US.

Then they walked the four miles across and took a boat on Lake Huron through Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, through the straits at Detroit and up around the bulge in Lake Michigan and down to Chicago, which had a population of 4000 people at the time. Grandfather camped there two weeks. He bought two yokes of oxen, two wagons and a walking plow, harrow, come household supplies and kitchenware. Little Jimmie, 6 years old went out to look over the city and got lost and his parents had a hard time finding him again. They loaded up and drove over to the Mississippi River, which they crossed on flat boats. Then they drove up to Dubuque on the West Side of the river, where they camped to let their oxen rest. They drove over 40 miles west to the village of Greeley. I do not know whether it was named Greeley after the LeLaCheur clan arrived.

They drove out to the 160 acres of land that Windsor bought from the US government. There was some dispute between John W. and his son Windsor over the land but I do not know what it was about, but Windsor picked up his stuff and walked out, and has never been heard from since.

Aunt Liz and Mr. S. J. Penny bought the 160 acres of grandfather and the same land that is owned at this time by Will Harris. That piece of land has been owned by the family for 160 years. Grandfather got some neighbours to help and they soon had a log house to live in. They dug the cellar 8 feet deep and 20 x 24 in size with a lean-to and a garret above for the boys to sleep in.

There were no boards for sale and no sawmill to make the boards. They sawed the lumber by hand out of oak blocks 2 feet long and split them into shave 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick to nail down for floorboards. I went out to see the house 55 years ago, then it was owned by Sam Penny Jr. and he was using it for a hog house. Aunt Liz and her Mr. S.J. Penny built a long house also. Both families had a hard time to live. No work and nothing to sell. Common labour was paid by a bag of potatoes, a piece of pork, a sac of cornmeal, or some other home product. One of the neighbours gave grandfather some ears of corn, which were handed to the girls, Mary and Mag, with instruction to plant it.

In a week the girls were asked to look and see if the corn had sprouted. They went out and dug up the corn and brought the ears to the house covered with sprouts. They did not know the corn needed to be shelled before planting.

John Windsor raised a little crop and a garden and potatoes to help feed them through the winter. As soon as the weather was cold enough, each autumn he butchered a young bull for meat and the hide he used for making moccasins, for the girls and the three boys. John W. at that time was about 55 years old. He used to go to Dubuque for supplies and to attend to business affairs. He would walk down one day and back the next. For young Jim's first Christmas in Iowa grandfather bought him a pair of leather boots with red tops. Jim was 6 years old and he was afraid that Jack and Elisha would make away with them, so he hid his boots in the teakettle. The coffee was so bad the next morning they could not drink it, so grandmother looked things over and fount Jimmy's red top boots in the teakettle.

John W. had 7 children at this time. William at Providence, Rhode Island, and Windsor who ran away, two girls, Mary and Mag. And three young boys. Old man Martins came down on the Wabash River in Indiana. He bought a threshing machine, 20 horses and money to buy 800 acres of land and buildings and had a pack of silver and gold left over. He had three sons, Jim, Zeke, and Wash. He bought land along the Maguaketa River. His sons Jim and Zeke soon met and became acquainted with the LeLaCheur girls and soon, every Sunday night they were parked in grandfathers living room. but Jack and Elisha gave them no peace. When the Martin boys became interested in lovemaking, Jack and Elisha would crawl up on the roof and place a flat board over the chimney to smoke them out. Soon the girls were grown. Mary married Jim Martin, and they had five children Bill, James, Stub, Ann and Dell.

Mr. Martin gave Jim 200 acres of timberland, where the town of Thorpe is now located. The land was covered with dense oak timber that had to be grubbed. The land was lying on both sides of the river.

Zeke married Margaret LeLaCheur, and they were given 200 acres of land along the river about 7 miles SW of Greely, and they built a house on the south and a barn on the north side to the river. they had three children, Art, Charlotte and John. In time Art moved to Washington State, and John got the old home place. Charlotte married a town boy named Elliot and Zeke and Aunt Mag moved on a new farm west of Lamont. S.J. Penny's were married on the Island and had three children when they moved to Greeley; Ann Mag who married Dick Canaan, and Betty who later married Hod Carrell. They later moved to Southwestern Iowa, and then to Nebraska, and still later to Los Angeles, Cal. In about eight years Mr. S.J. Penny died of TB. I believe he was an Englishman and a pal of John Harris. They came to the Island, and Liz and S.J. Penny married and had three children and moved to Greeley, but Mr. Harris went to New York, where he worked as a carpenter. He was working one day on a scaffold, which gave way, and he fell and broke his hip and was always lame after that time. Aunt Liz and S. J. Penny had two more children Sam Penny Jr. and Emma, after they moved to Greeley. About 8 years after Mr. Penny died, Aunt Liz and John Harris were ready to get married. They were wise in the ways of world. Before they were married, John Harris Sr. got a justice of the peace and two neighbours to invoice the farm, horses, cattle, and to the other visible property on the farm. It came to $2500.00 which was a lot of money at that time, and the money was put in a trust fund, and secured so each child of the Penny family would get $500.00 with interest when they became of age. This forethought saves a lot of trouble.

Aunt Liz and John Harris had one son Will Harris, who still owns the old farm 1 1/2 miles NW of Greeley. This is the same land his mother pre-empted of the US government over 100 years ago. Aunt Liz died about 1905. John Harris died about 1881 and is buried in Greeley beside his boyhood friend S.J. Penny.

Jack LeLaCheur enlisted in the Civil War and saw service in the south. He was wounded in the shoulder during battle. He was sent home on furlough by boat up the Mississippi River. The boat was crowded and some of the boys were wrestling and one fell against Jack who was standing next to the outside railing, and Jack was thrown overboard. John W. went down and had the river dragged at that place, but he was gone and it is supposed that a shark got the body. The accident happened near Cairo, Illinois.

Elisha was married to Mary Jane Bliss of Edessa Grove. Three children were born to them at Greeley, Lizzie, who died recently at the age of 77, and is buried at Casper, Wyoming, Frank and John. They moved to Mullen NW, Nebraska, in 1887, and one boy Bill was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and lives in South Dakota.

Elisha's boys were cattle ranchers. Elisha and John Bliss were out in the yard when they saw a prairie fire rushing towards them. They got some wet sacks and went out to fight it. But it was too strong for them and they were over powered and all their clothes were burned off them and they walked to the house with their hats and boots on. They both died, Elisha that night, and John the following day. the accident occurred in August 1894. My father James R. LeLaCheur, when he was 17 years old went down to Rock Island Ill., and enlisted in the cavalry of the Civil War. J. R. LeLaCheur was the youngest of eleven children and grandmother took on so bad that grandfather went down and hired a substitute in his place and brought father home.

Dad and mother had been keeping company for some time and wanted to get married. Dad was 17 years old and mother 15. Mother's name was Fanny E. Woodward, born at North Adams, Mass. In 1847. Her father was Dr. A C Woodward, a graduate of Physicians and Surgeons medical College of Philadelphia, and a postgraduate at Ann Arbor Michigan. Dad and mother wanted to get married, and when the LeLaCheur and Woodward families found out hell broke loose. John W said no daughter of damm moss Yankee could marry his boy, and Dr. Woodward said no son of a sesh democrate could marry his daughter, but the kids wanted to get married. They had to have their parents consent because they were under age and their parents would not give their consent, so they hitched up the old grey mare to the buckboard and drove 30 miles down to the Mississippi River and the Turkey River Junction (Iowa). They put the old mare in the barn, hired a fisherman with a rowboat to row them across the Mississippi to a little town in Wisconsin where they did not need a license or a permit, so they were married. They drove back to Greeley Iowa, where their parents were so mad they wanted to disown them, saying the 15 and 18 year old kids had disgraced both families. Dad was married now and the head of a family and could do as he pleased. Again he went down to Rock Island Ill. and enlisted in the 6th Iowa Cavalry and the army sent him to the Canadian border to keep the Indians from coming over the Missouri River from the west side and killing the settlers. Mom on her 16th birthday went down to Earlville (Iowa) and worked as a house servant to Jimmy Lindsay who published the county paper there. When Dad got out of the army they never went back to live with their parents. They moved over into a little log house in the big oak timber near the river in Edessa Grove. That is where I was born in a log house on Feb 18, 1867. Now a days it is a great honour if one is able to say he was born in a little log house in the big oak timber on the bank of a nice river. We soon moved to Dutch town 8 miles north of Manchester, Iowa, where dad worked several years in a flourmill.

When grandfather built his log house on the farm north west of Greeley he made the cellar 8 feet deep and they went up and down on a board stairs and had a trap door at the top which they let down when anyone came up and in the stairway above they kept food and milk. One night someone came out and forgot to shut the cellar door and grandmother went in for something and it was dark and she fell down the cellar striking the cellar floor with her head and shoulders. the doctor said her shoulder was broken and he could not do much for her, and our dear old grandmother suffered and died in great agony as there was no doctor competent to care for her. doctors in those days only went to six month terms to medical college and got a diploma, which was not much. She is buried in the cemetery in Manchester, Iowa, Elizabeth Sensebeau--. I saw her grave in May 1947. Then the official class at Dubuque learned that John W LeLaCheur had been in the Canadian Parliament and was a great orator, they hired John W. for many years to deliver their 4th of July oration in that large city.

John W. served with distinction in the Iowa legislature.

When Abe Lincoln was assassinated in 1864, there was great excitement in Greeley and all over the nation. A big band stand was erected and everyone was asked to speak if he had anything to say for our country and against so cowardly an act. John W. LeLaCheur was asked to speak. He was 75 years old and a Sesesh Democrat, and he said the South had a right to secede if they wished. He said the North and Lincoln, their president, had no right to free the Negroes and destroy all the wealth of the cotton planters, which they invested in their labour force. John W. was so excited he said he would like to wash his hands in Lincoln's blood. Everyone was in a panic, some wanted to hang him, but cooler heads prevailed, and he was taken away by friends and no one was harmed.

Aunt Liz (Granddad L. oldest girl) had a hard time to feed and care for her five children. She cultivated corn with a two year old bull and used lines to guide it, going up one side of the row of corn and coming back on the other side. But when she and John Harris married, her work eased up. Mr. Harris was a good carpenter and built school houses and farm houses and brought in a good increase to help out on the farm. He built corn cribs on the farm and bought corn at 15 cents a bushel, and sold it to the neighbours when it was 30 cents. Aunt Liz was a good farmer and used all the good crop rotations practiced at the present time. She followed a balanced farm program: hogs, mild cows, corn, clover sown with oats (2 months after the oats were out the clover was plowed under for fertilizer.) Up to this time Jimmie was 28 years old and worked in a flour mill, but John W. wanted him to farm, so he bought 160 acres 3 miles north of Greeley and the deed was made out to James R. LeLaCheur. When he was told after coming home for he was living at the Harris home at the time, a cyclone broke loose. Aunt Liz said she had not had all of her share. She said the 160 acres belonged to her and she wanted a deed to it. she had the hired man hitch up the team to the spring wagon and then boosted John W. into the wagon and drove to Greeley to a J.P. to get a deed made out in favour of Liz Harris, and grandfather got a good free blessing besides. Someone in Greeley rushed out to our farm that night and told Dad what had happened. At 3:00 in the morning, James R. LeLaCheur fed his horses, got a bite to eat and at 4:00 was on the road to Delhi 14 miles away. He woke up the Registrar of Deeds and in twenty minutes the James R. deed was on record. Soon a big cloud of dust was seen coming toward Delhi with sweat and leather. She saw her kid brother and the Registrar of Deeds standing on the street and perceived that her kid brother had beaten her to bat. A few hot words were spoken and a resentment and hard feelings were felt. It was a bad deal, giving that brush hog back land to my father. Dad was 28 years old at the time and he could have gone 100 miles west in the heat of Iowa and have homesteaded 160 acres of the cream of Iowa land for $14.00 filing fees. Dad lived on that land 18 years and with all the money he could borrow and with cheap labour he could only get 50 acres under cultivation in 12 years. At last he sold the land at $20.00 and moved to Mason City, Iowa, where he put his five children in city schools.

James R. was an old time fiddler. He was a natural born fiddler. He commenced to play for dances when he was 11 years old. He was the only on of his kind. There was not another fiddler among all his relatives, and Dad and Mother every winter gave two dances for the neighbourhood boys and girls. Father played the fiddle and mother played, which made good dance music as there was no other entertainment in any neighbourhood for young people, only the fiddle and square dances. After granddad gave us the 160 acres, the friendship among the related families cooled-off, but it never was very warm. When we had dances at our house, Mag Cannan, Ann DeLong, Sam Penny Jr. and Emma Penny were never known to visit or enter or call at our house. When we moved up on the grandfather farm, Ann DeLong and Bill her husband lived on the old Baldridge place, but she never found out where her Uncle Jimmie lived a half mile away.

Grandfather John W. Le Lacheur lived with us the last seven years of his life. He had the front room in our house and remained there most of the time. He had no bad habits. He bought cream stick candy in 5# lots and he liked for mother to make him a hot brandy every morning about 10 o'clock, of 4 tablespoons of brandy, some sugar, and a cup of hot water. He said it sort of braced him up. The last day he was in our house, he started over to Elisha's house one mile through the pasture. There was a good path, but he had to cross Bone Holler Creek, but there was a one foot wide, ten foot plank across the creek, but in crossing he slipped off the plank into the water about two feet deep and wallowed around in it and got soaking wet, but finally crawled out and walked the remaining half mile to Elisha's house. Aunt Mary Jane got the wet clothes off him and gave him a hot rub down and dry clothes on him and put him to bed, but he had a chill and a stroke of paralysis that night and in the morning he was in a coma and did not eat anything. During the next five days it was hard to tell whether he was dead. It was decided that he was dead. He was buried at Manchester Iowa after the funeral. Manchester, Iowa is 50 miles West of Dubuque. His grave is in the first row along the side of his wife Elizabeth Sensebeau in back 25 feet of the double gate. He was about 10 years older than grandmother was. His tombstone says "John Windsor LeLaCheur, 86 years 7 months and 3 days.". His tombstone is hard granite and well preserved and easy to read. Grandmother's is soft limestone and badly weather-beaten. I could read nothing except "Elizabeth Sensebeau". I was at their graves May 10, 1946. I hunted up their graves 50 years ago and the bases were in bad condition and the stones leaning over. My father J.R. LeLaCheur went down there and spent the day with a man and a team hauling dirt and levelling them up. They are all right now. My father's 6th child, a girl fourteen years old, died at Siseton, South Dakota. She had infantile paralysis in 1897 and lived only 9 hours in great agony and suffering. My son Fred is now 52 years old. He was in the war in France in the First World War. He was in the service two years and returned home alright.

In the Second World War there were 10 members of my family in the service. Six grandsons in all different branches of the service. One was killed as they rushed upon Iwo Jima. A Jap crawled out of a cave and shot the left side of his face off. They sent him over on the Island of Guam to a hospital where he lived six weeks before he died. this grandson was Gordon Drenttel, 24 years old the son of my eldest daughter, Ester at Sisseton, South Dakota.

My mother Fanny E. Woodward LeLaCheur died at the A.G.R. soldiers home 25 miles west of Los Angeles in 1929 of old age. Father after that got breakfast and supper at his home, but got dinner at the Soldier's home after mother died. He ate something for dinner one day and it gave him ptomaine poisoning and he died that night in great pain and suffering. My brother Ray, 63 years old was with me when we hunted Dad and Mother's graves. Plain stone slabs with names etc. It make the tears come to my eyes to think of my father and mother down there sleeping under 8 feet of that wet black dirt. There are 3000 acres in the cemetery and there are 35,000 soldiers buried there, some as far back as the Civil War.

I have written the memories of it in this family history without fear favor. It is just as I have gathered it in the last 75 years among relatives, at my grandfather's knee, and talks among relatives. This is all written from memory - no notes.

I asked one boy who came back from France after the First World War if he met anyone over there by the name of LeLaCheur. He said there were thousands by that name from Brittany, France. the small province that juts down in the English Channel.

In the South here I have heard of 4 families by the name of LeLaCheur, 3 old men in the Southern tier of counties of Nebraska, one was county treasurer. They are about 90 now. I think they were sons of Windsor. One man was selling refrigerators in North Huston. One woman was teaching French in Vanderbilt University at Chattanooga, Tennessee, I have written about 12 men by the name LeLaCheur in the US and they are all kin folk of grandfather or his brothers or far relatives. Our name should be written with 3 capital letters, LeLaCheur and should be pronounced LahLayShure.

When Will Harris built his big house, he built an enclosed rest room. Or veranda over the east door and a big window so Aunt Liz could get out for cool air, and when she would see a man walking down the road, she would wonder if it was Windsor coming back home.

My father had 8 children, and 7 of us are living~4 girls - their names and ages and number of children are as follows.

NAME AGE CHILDREN GRANDCHILDREN
JAMES ASA 82 6 11
STELLA NEILL 78 2 -
ELSIE M. SMITH 76 1 5
CHARLES 75 2 -
JESSA MAE HORNER 73 1 1
LILLIAN JOHNSTON 67 1 1
RAY 62 1 1

A Catholic French priest told one of my daughters that the name of LeLaCheur was often found in the early history of France. I hope this family history will be of interest to the members of the family receiving it. I did not make this history I have only written it as it has come to me.

Amen and best wishes to all the ken folks.
James Asa LeLaCheur,
82 years of age, this 18th day of February 1949

Elisha LeLacher (farmer, Sect. 8, P. O. Greeley) born on Prince Edward's Island July 8, 1840; came with his parents to this county in 1851; was married Nov. 14, 1863, to Mary J. Bliss. She was born in Winnebago Co., Ill., April 15, 1847; came with her parents to this county in 1850; have three children: Lizzie P., born Dec. 13, 1864; Frank W., May 6, 1873; and John, Feb. 14, 1876. Mr. L.'s father, John W. LeLacheur, served twenty six years in the House of Commons, Prince Edward's Island, and was a member of the Iowa State Legislature in 1860 and '61; was born on the Island of Gurnsey Jan. 26, 1793; died July 3, 1875.

Note: Elisha was brother to John H. Lelacheur.

Biographical Township Directory, Elk Township (History of Delaware County).

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: John W. Lelacher (age 70, farmer, born Prince Edward Island), Elizabeth Lelacher (age 57, born Prince Edward Island), Elisha Lelacher (age 21, born Prince Edward Island), John H. Lelacher (age 18, born Prince Edward Island) and James Lalecher (age 16, born Prince Edward Island).

Private John H. Lelacheur, wounded April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA, severely in the left shoulder. Drowned Sept. 10, 1864, Cairo, Ill.

An account of his death is found in Hard Marches, Hard Crackers, and Hard Beds, the Edward Rolfe Story, page 130.

Sept. 10th 64

A heavy fog this morning which felt aguish and the deck of the boat looked as if their had been a heavy Rain[,] the boat is filled all the time with Pedlers of all Kinds[.] Drew 5 Days Rations today[.] some of our Boys got to much to Drink towards Evening 2 of Co F came on the boat pretty fresh and the Usual Bragodosia was Displayd in talk by them as it is with all Drunken men[.] About Sunset one of them fell off the Hurricane Deck into the Ohio River and was Drownd[.] a warning to those Who use to freely Intoxicating Drink[.] a gloom passed over all the Company[.] Every means was used to find him but all failed[.]


Lathrop, George Birney He was born Dec. 25, 1842 in Westfield Medina Co., Ohio He was the son of William Henry Lathrop (April 22, 1808 - July 30, 1878) and Louisa Hatch (Feb. 14, 1845 - March 2, 1892). He married Margaret Elizabeth Davis on Sept. 8, 1867 in Richland, Delaware County, Iowa (Marriage Record). She was the daughter of John Henry Davis and Anna Fox. The pictures below were submitted by Craig Lathrop, Erika K. Frawley, and Kathy Potter.

George and Margaret Lathrop George and Margaret Lathrop

George Birney Lathrop was born on Christmas day, 1842 in Ohio to William Henry and Louisa Hatch Lathrop. By 1862 his family had moved to Iowa and on December 8, 1862, George enlisted in the Army. He served in Company F, 27th Iowa Infantry until he was mustered out on September 1, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.

After the war, George found his way to Strawberry Point in Clayton County, Iowa * where he met and married Margaret Elizabeth Davis, daughter of John Henry and Anna Fox Davis on September 8, 1867. George and Margaret became the parents of Clara May, Cora Ann (Smith), John Ellis, Etta Belle, Ruth Geneva (Heilman), Mattie Elizabeth (Kallstrom) and George Elver Lathrop.

George's second wife was Laura Olive Bird Jayne Sumner, widow of John Jayne and Henry Sumner, whom he married at the age of 81, after Maggie's death. He and Laura lived at the Soldiers and Sailors home until his death. Laura died the following year.

* Note: Their marriage record shows that they married in Richland, Delaware County, Iowa.

The photos below are all George B. Lathrop

George B. Lathrop George B. Lathrop George B. Lathrop


George B. Lathrop at Marshalltown


George B. Lathrop is 3rd from the right. The rest of the soldiers are unidentified. Picture was taken at the Iowa Soldiers Home in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa.

1850 Census, Lafayette, Walworth, Wisconsin: William H. Lathrop (age 42, farmer born Mass.), Louisa Lathrop (age 41, born Vermont), Nancy E. Lathrop (age 15, born New York), William H. Lathrop (age 13, born Ohio), Samuel H. Lathrop (age 11, born Ohio), George B. Lathrop (age 7, born Ohio), Charles R. Lathrop (age 3, born Ohio) and Alfred B. Lathrop (age 1, born Wisconsin).

1860 Census, Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin: William H. Lathrop (age 52), Louisa Lathrop (age 50), Henry Lathrop (age 23), Samuel H. Lathrop (age 21), Charles R. Lathrop (age 13), Alfred Lathrop (age 11) and Ellis Lathrop (age 9). Next door was the Thomas Barnes Family. George Lathrop (age 17, farm help) was listed with them.

1870 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa; Geo. B. Lathrop (age 27, born Ohio), Maggie Lathrop (age 25, born Penn), Clara M (age 2, born Iowa) and Cora A. (age 5/12, born Iowa). His parents and siblings (including the families of brothers, William H. Lathrop and Sam H. Lathrop were listed on the same page.

1880 Census: Dayton, Butler county, Iowa: George Lathrop (age 37), wife Maggie Lathrop (age 34), daughter Cora Lathrop (age 10), daughter Lena Lathrop (age 3) and visitor Louisa Lathrop (age 71). (I thought that was an odd way to list his mother)

1885 Nebraska State Census, Center Precinct, Holt County, Nebraska: George Lathrop (age 42, farming, born Ohio), wife Margaret Lathrop (age 40, born Penn.), daughter Cora Lathrop (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Jenny (age 6, born Iowa), daughter Elizabeth (age 3, born Iowa) and son George (age 1/12 - born Apr, born Nebraska

1900 Census: Pilot Grove, Montgomery County, Iowa: George B. Lathrop (born Dec. 1842, age 57, married 32 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Margaret E. Lathrop (born Feb. 1845, age 55, married 32 years, 7 children born 4 still living, born Penn), daughter Mattie S. Lathrop (born Jan. 1881, age 18, born Ohio). son George B. Lathrop (born May 1885, age 16, born Nebraska).

1910 Census: Sherman, Montgomery County, Iowa: George B. Lathrop (age 67, married 1 time for 42 years, born Ohio), and wife Margaret E. Lathrop (age 64, married 1 time for 42 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born Penn.)

Margaret E. (Davis) Lathrop (born Feb. 14, 1845) died Dec. 6, 1914 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Elliott Township, Montgomery County, Iowa.

1915 Iowa State Census: Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa; G. B. Lathrop (age 72, widowed, County Montgomery, So. 8th Street, Red Oak Iowa. Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education: Common 8. can read and write, Birth Place: Ohio, Military Service; Civil War, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Infantry, Company F. Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's birthplace; Mass. Mother's birthplace: Vermont. Years in Iowa: 55.

1920 Census: Iowa Soldiers Home, Linn, Marshall County, Iowa: George B. Lathrop, member (age 77, widowed, born Ohio)

1925 Iowa State Census, Iowa Soldiers Home, Marshall County, Iowa: George B. Lathrop, (age 82, married, Highest school attended: rural, can read and write, Place of birth: Ohio, Name of Father: William Lathrop, Place of Birth of Father: Massachusetts, Full maiden name of Mother: Louisa Hatch, Place of Birth of Mother, Vermont. Place of marriage of parents of person enumerated: New York. Veteran of Civil War: Yes, Branch of Service: Army, What State Enlisted from: Iowa. Church Affiliation; Methodist). Laura O. Lathrop (age 78, born Illinois, married, father's name: David Bird, father born Virginia, Mother's name: Martha Rider, mother born Virginia, parents married in Virginia, church affiliation: Congregationalist).

George Birney Lathrop died May 16, 1925 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. He is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Elliot Township, Montgomery County, Iowa.

Submitted by Erika K. Frawley

Obituary from Iowa Soldiers Home:

No. 4948. Name: George B. Lathrop, Age 82
Came from Red Oak, IA, Admitted Oct. 19, 1917.
Died: May 16, 1925 at 3:30 AM at Hospital.
Cause: Chronic Heart Dis.
Born At: Medina, O. When: Dec. 25, 1842. Enlisted in Co. F - 27th Regt. IA. Inf.
When: Aug 12, 1862, Where: Delaware Co., IA.
Discharged: Aug. 8, 1865. Where: Clinton, IA. Cause: Close of War.
Rank: Private. Married, Yes. Religion: Prot.
Wife's Names: Laura O. Lathrop. Address ISH
Other Relatives and their addresses:
son George E. Lathrop, Greenfield, IA
dau Mrs. C. A. Smith, Correctionville IA
dau Mrs. F. L. Kallstrom, 4125 S. 36th Ave. Omaha Neb.
dau Mrs. M. E. Heilman, Yuma, Colo.
Shipped to Elliott IA. Date May 18, VIA: C & Y RR, 448 A.M. (note part of the VIA is my best guess).
In care of : George E. Lathrop.

Note: George B. Lathrop's Pension Index Card has the following remarks: See I. C. 213244 Henry D. Sumner B 22 Ia Ifn. AND See I. C. 427548 & W.C. 718255 John E. Jayne D 24 Iowa Inf..

John E. Jayne's Pension Index Record shows that he died Jan. 26, 1911 and that his widow Laura O. Jayne filed for a pension on Feb. 3, 1911. (it also cross references George B. Lathrop and Henry D. Sumner).

Henry D. Sumner died Dec. 30, 1923 at Marshalltown Iowa. There is no indication of a widow's pension being filed. His pension index record is also cross referenced to George B. Lathrop and John E. Jayne.

Subsequent information shows that George B. Lathrop married Laura O. Bird about 1923-1924. She was the widow of first John E. Jayne,, second Henry D. Sumner, third George B. Lathrop.


Lathrop, Samuel Howard He was born May 12, 1839 in Westfield, Medina Ohio. He was the son of William Henry Lathrop (April 22, 1808 - July 30, 1878) and Louisa Hatch (Feb. 14, 1845 - March 2, 1892). He married Ruth Gifford on August 24, 1862 in Edgewood, Yankee Settlement, Delaware County, Iowa.

Samuel Howard Lathrop Photo of Samuel Howard Lathrop was submitted by Craig Lathrop.

When Samuel was 5 (1844) years old, came to Walworth County, WI and lived on the shores of Lake Geneva and the vicinity of Delevan until a young man. He came to Iowa in about 1858 and settled in Delaware county living there until 1888. Then moved to Strawberry Point where he lived for 42 years. (information from Find a Grave)

1850 Census, Lafayette, Walworth, Wisconsin: William H. Lathrop (age 42, farmer born Mass.), Louisa Lathrop (age 41, born Vermont), Nancy E. Lathrop (age 15, born New York), William H. Lathrop (age 13, born Ohio), Samuel H. Lathrop (age 11, born Ohio), George B. Lathrop (age 7, born Ohio), Charles R. Lathrop (age 3, born Ohio) and Alfred B. Lathrop (age 1, born Wisconsin).

1860 Census, Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin: William H. Lathrop (age 52), Louisa Lathrop (age 50), Henry Lathrop (age 23), Samuel H. Lathrop (age 21), Charles R. Lathrop (age 13), Alfred Lathrop (age 11) and Ellis Lathrop (age 9). Next door was the Thomas Barnes Family. George Lathrop (age 17, farm help) was listed with them.

1870 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Sam H. Lathrop (age 31, born Ohio), Ruth Lathrop (age 34), and Louisa Lathrop (age 1).

1880 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Howard Lathrop (age 41, farmer, born Ohio), Ruth Lathrop (age 43, born New York), Louisa Lathrop (age 11, born Iowa), Lillie Lathrop (age 9, born Iowa), Lloyd Lathrop (age 7, born Iowa), Guy Lathrop (age 5, born Iowa), Grace Lathrop (age 3, born Iowa ) and boarder Alice Thompson (age 20, teaching school, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living In Iowa: Name: S. H. Lathrop, Rank: Sergeant. Regiment: Twenty-Seventh Iowa. Co. F. Residence: Edgewood

1885 Iowa State Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Samuel H. Lathrop (Township 90, Range 5, Section 2, N W. N E, age 45, farmer, born Ohio), Ruth G. Lathrop (age 47, born New York), Louisa E. Lathrop (age 16, born Delaware County, Iowa), Edith L. Lathrop (age 14, born Butler County, Iowa), Lloyd G. Lathrop (age 12, born Butler County, Iowa), Guy Lathrop (age 10, born Butler County, Iowa), Grace L. Lathrop (age 8, born Butler County, Iowa) and Louisa H. Lathrop (age 76, widowed, born Vermont.)

1900 Census: District 83, Smithfield, Fayette County, Iowa: Howard Lathrop (born May 1839, age 61, married 38 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Ruth Lathrop (born Sept. 1836, age 63, married 38 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born New York), daughter Lillian Lathrop (born Sept. 1872, age 28, born Iowa, school teacher), son Guye Lathrop (born Feb. 1874, age 25, born Iowa), son Lloyd Lathrop (born Nov. 1873, age 26, born Iowa, farmer), Jennie Lathrop (domestic (born Apr. 1870, age 30, married 8 years, 2 children born, 1still living, born Iowa) and son Howard (born 1893 age 6, born Iowa). (Note: Jennie and Howard are the wife and son of Lloyd Lathrop).

1910 Census: Cass, Clayton county, Iowa: Lloyd Lathrop (age 37, married 1 time for 17 years, ), Jennie Lathrop (age 40, married 1 time for 17 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), son Howard Lathrop (age 16, born Iowa), son Harold G. Lathrop (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Cora M. (age 8, born Iowa), son Loyd L. Lathrop (age 3,born Iowa), father Samuel H. Lathrop (age 70, married 1 time for 47 years, born Ohio, retired farmer, own income) and mother Ruth G. Lathrop (age 73, married 1 time for 47 years, 5 children born, 5 still living).

1915 Iowa State Census, Strawberry Point, Clayton County, Iowa: Howard Lathrop (age 75, County, Clayton, P. O. Strawberry Point, retired farmer, Extent of Education: Common 8 years, can read and write, Birth Place: Ohio, Military Service: Civil War, State Iowa 27 Infantry, Company F, Church Affiliation: Congregationalist, Father's Birth place, Mass. Mother's Birthplace: Mass. Years in U.S: 75,

1920 Census: Cass, Clayton County, Iowa: Lloyd G. Lathrop (age 47), wife Jenie M. Lathrop (age 49), daughter Cora M. Lathrop (age 17), son Lloyd L. Lathrop (age 13), son Joe B. Lathrop (age 6), father Samuel H. Lathrop (age 80, born Ohio) and mother Ruth G. Lathrop (age 83, born New York).

Ruth Lathrop died in 1921 and is buried in Strawberry Point Cemetery, Strawberry Point, Clayton County, Iowa.

1925 Iowa State Census; Strawberry Point, Clayton County, Iowa: Howard S. Lathrop (age 85, widowed, born Ohio. Father's name: William Lathrop. Mother's Name: Louisa Hatch), Lloyd G. Lathrop (age 52, born Iowa, father's name: Howard S. Lathrop, mother's name: Ruth Gifford), wife Jennie M. Lathrop (age 54, born Iowa, father's name David H. Taylor, mother's name: Cora Eaton), son Loyd L. Lathrop (age 18, born Iowa, father's name Loyd G. Lathrop, mother's name Jennie M. Taylor) and son Joe B. Lathrop (age 11, born Iowa, father's name: Loyd G. Lathrop, mother's name: Jennie M. Taylor).

STRAWBERRY POINT'S OLDEST MAN NEARING HIS 88TH BIRTHDAY

Strawberry Point, Iowa, April 4––Special; Samuel Howard Lathrop, the oldest man in Strawberry Point, also the oldest Civil War veteran, was born in the Medina County, Ohio in 1839, and on May 12, will celebrate his 88th birthday. He came to Iowa on April 22, 1860, and located on a farm 8 miles north of Manchester. On August 24, 1862, he was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Gifford, at Edgewood, Iowa. To this union were born five children. Mrs. Louisa Martin, Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Lillian Waln, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Loyd G., Strawberry Point; Guy of Arlington, and Mrs. Grace Miles of Stockton, California.

On August 15, 1862, Mr. Lathrop enlisted in the union Army, and was made a Sergeant in Company F, 27th Iowa infantry. He also had two brothers in the Civil War. The captain o his company was Joseph Holbrook, of Manchester, and the company was composed largely from boys of Delaware County, most of them being from the vicinity of Greeley and Colesburg. Mr. Lathrop's company took part in 15 battles, the hardest fought of which was the battle of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana. Mr. Lathrop was never wounded during the war, but at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Capt. Holbrook suffered the loss of one arm. Company F was also in the Red River expedition in Louisiana. At the close of the war, they were brought North, up the Mississippi River to Clinton, Iowa, where they were honorably discharged on August 8, 1865.

Mr. Lathrop then returned to his young wife, and resumed his occupation of farming. In 1888, Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop moved to Strawberry Point, where he has since resided. Mrs. Lathrop passed away in 1922.

Mr. Lathrop enjoys excellent health, and is able to be around town every day. He attends church every Sunday, being a faithful member of the Congressional church in the city. ––Dubuque Herald–Journal

The Arlington News, Arlington Fayette County, Iowa, April 7, 1927

Samuel Howard Lathrop died Feb. 19, 1930 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Strawberry Point Cemetery, Strawberry Point, Clayton County, Iowa.

Children of Samuel Howard Lathrop and Ruth Gifford:

  1. Louisa Elvira Lathrop (Nov. 6, 1868 - Feb. 6, 1949)
  2. Edith Lillian Lathrop (Sept. 10, 1870 - Feb. 1920)
  3. Lloyd Gifford Lathrop (Nov. 4, 1872 - June 25, 1950).
  4. Guy L. Lathrop (Feb. 26, 1875 - Jan. 15, 1947)
  5. Grace Leona Lathrop (Mar. 2, 1877 - ?)

Lewis, Rollin He was born August 21, 1830 in Ridgeville, Lorain County, Ohio. He was the son of Oliver Hiram Lewis (July 1, 1796 - Nov. 5, 1884) and Sally Denison (Feb. 25,1812 - Sept. 6, 1889). He married Mary Margaret Zimmerman on Aug. 3, 1855 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.

1856 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Rollin Lewis (age 24, born Ohio, farmer), Margaret Lewis (age 21, born Germany) and Eli O. Clemons (age 32, farmer, born Mass).

1870 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Rollin Lewis (age 38, farmer, born Ohio), Mary M. Lewis (age 35, born Prussia) and Oliver H. Lewis (age 14, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Rollin Lewis (age 49, farmer, born Ohio), wife Mary M. Lewis (age 47, born Prussia) and son Oliver H. Lewis (age 23, born Iowa)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: Rollin Lewis, Private, Co. F. Present Post Office: Manchester.

1885 Iowa State Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Rolling Lewis (age 54, Township 90, Range 5, Section 34, SW SW, farmer, born Ohio) and Margaret Lewis (age 52, born Germany).

1895 Iowa State Census, Edgewood, Thorpe Honey Creek Township, Delaware County, Iowa: Rollin Lewis, (age 65, born Ohio).

1900 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Rollin Lewis (born Aug. 1830, age 69, married 45 years, born Ohio), wife Mary M. Lewis (born Oct. 1833, age 66, married 45 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Germany).

Rollin Lewis died Dec. 20, 1906 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

Submitted by Barb W.

Rollin Lewis, Dead

Rollin Lewis was born in Lorain county, Ohio, seventy-six years ago, and was there united in marriage with Miss Mary Zimmerman in 1854. They came to this county a few weeks after their marriage and settled on the farm in Delaware and Honey Creek townships, on which they have ever since resided.

He is survived by his wife and two children. Oliver H. Lewis of this township, and Mrs. Mary Rollins of Lorain, Ohio.

The deceased enlisted in Co. F., 27th Iowa Vol. Infantry and served as a member of that company for nearly three years, having been honorably discharged before the expiration of the term of his enlistment because of wounds received in the line of duty, which prevented his further service, and rendered him a cripple for the remainder of his life.

By his death which occurred at his home on the 20th inst., this county loses one of its best citizens, his widow and children a kind and devoted husband and father.

All of the members of the family of the deceased, and his granddaughter, Alice N. Lewis of Jackson county, Minn., were present at the funeral.

The funeral services were held at the family residence last Sunday, Rev. W. J. Suckow officiating. Interment in the Manchester cemetery.

Manchester Democrat, Manchester, Iowa December 26, 1906

His widow Mary M. Lewis filed for a pension on May 4, 1907 in Iowa.

Mary Margaret (Zimmerman) Lewis died in 1909 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

Children of Rollin Lewis and Mary Margaret Zimmerman:

  1. Oliver Hiram Lewis (1856 - 1924)
  2. Mary Lewis (1858 - 1926)

(Note Mary Lewis was listed in family trees online. I did not find her on the census records).


Lukens, Joseph He was born about 1845 in New Jersey (Note some of the census records say New York). He was probably the son of John and Rachel Lukins. He married Emma E. Burgess on Dec. 17, 1871 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Chester Adgate Burgess (Apr. 17, 1823 - Oct. 9, 1919) and Rachel Copeland (Sept. 21, 1826 - Oct. 13, 1919).

1850 Census, Newtown, Queens County, New York John Lukins (age 30, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Rachel Lukins (age 32, born New Jersey), Elizabeth Lukins (age 10, born New Jersey), Jane Lukins (age 8, born New Jersey), Rebecca Lukins (age 7, born New Jersey), Joseph Lukins (age 4, born New Jersey) and John Lukins (age 1, born New York).

1860 Census, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa: John Lukins (age 43, born Pennsylvania), Rachel Lukins (age 42, born New Jersey), Jane Lukins (age 18, born New Jersey), Rebecca Lukins (age 16, born New Jersey), Joseph Lukins (age 14, born New Jersey), John Lukins (age 10, born New York), Mary Lukins (age 8, born New York), Margaret Lukins (age 5, born New York), and Rachel Lukins (age 3, born New York).

1880 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Joseph Lukens (age 34, laborer, born New York), wife Emma E. Lukens (age 24, born Wisconsin), daughter Rachael Lukens (age 7, born Iowa), son John B. Lukens (age 5, born Iowa) and son George E. Lukens (age 1, born Iowa)

1885 Iowa State Census, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa: Joseph Lukens (age 38, 48 Air Hill (?) Street, laborer, born New Jersey), Emma Lukens (age 30, born Wisconsin), Rachael Lukens (age 12, born Delaware County, Iowa), John Lukens (age 8, born Delaware County, Iowa), Edwin Lukens (age 6, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Daisy Lukens (age 3, born Delaware County, Iowa).

James Lukens, a veteran of the 27th Iowa, was brought back from the soldiers home at Marshalltown by his son. He is in very poor health.

The Dubuque Herald, Sunday, December 29, 1895

This article clearly says James Lukens, however, the roster for the 27th Iowa shows his first name as Joseph.

Joseph Lukens died Nov. 22, 1899 and is buried in the Iowa Soldiers Home Cemetery at Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. (Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Joseph Lukens, Co. F, 27th Reg. Iowa Inf. Date of Death: Nov. 22, 1899, Cemetery, Iowa Soldiers Home at Marshalltown, Iowa.)

1900 Census: Marshall, Marshall County, Iowa: Charles Britauer (born Mar. 1878, age 22, married 2 years, born Iowa), wife Daisy Britauer (born May 1881, age 19, married 2 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), daughter Esther S. Britauer (born May 1900 in Iowa), mother-in-law Emma Lukens (born Sept. 1854, age 45, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Wisconsin) and sister-in-law Francis Lukens (born Sept. 1887, age 12, born Iowa).

Emma E. Lukens married John G. Enos on June 2, 1901 in Marson City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.

1925 Iowa State Census: Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa: Edward G. Lukens (age 47, born Iowa, father's name: Joseph Lukens, born Astoria, New York), Mother's name: Emma Burgess, born Cassville, Wis. Age 74, parents married at Millville, Iowa). wife, Katherine E. Lukens (age 45), son Jos. B. Lukens (age 16), and daughter Daisy Lukens (age 22). (Note: I included this census record as a source for Emma's maiden name. I believe this is George E, age 1 in 1880 and Edwin age 6 in 1885) This census record lead me to the 1925 Census for Emma below:

1925 Iowa State Census: Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa: John G. Enos (age 65), Emma E. Enos (age 70, father's name: Chester Burgess, born New York, Mother's name Rachel Coplen, born Ohio. Parents were married in Wisconsin.) and stepdaughter Frances J. Lukens (age 30, father's name: Joseph Lukens, born New Jersey. Mother's name Emma Burgess, born Wisconsin. Parents married in Iowa.) (according to previous census records, she should have been closer to 40)

Emma (Burgess - Lukens) Enos died in 1936 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. She is buried in Fairview WL Cemetery, Black Hawk County, Iowa.


McKinnis, John He was born Sept 10, 1838 in Liberty Township, Hancock County, Ohio. He was the son of James McKinnis (Nov. 8, 1806 - July 8, 1896) and Lucy D. Wickham (Mar. 26, 1812 - Nov. 21, 1900). Both parents are buried in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lincoln Twp. Rice County Kansas. John McKinnis married first Emily Davis in Dubuque County, Iowa. He married second Sarah Jane Stephenson on Sept. 4, 1875 in Union County, Iowa.

1850 Census; District 7, Dubuque County, Iowa: James McKinnis (age 44, farmer, born PA), Lucy McKinnis (age 38, born NY), Coaton McKinnis (age 17, born Ohio), Savana McKinnis (age 15, born Ohio), John McKinnis (age 12, born Ohio), Barbara McKinnis (age 10, born Ohio), George McKinnis (age 8, born Ohio), Robert McKinnis (age 5, born Ohio), Fulton McKinnis (age 4, born Ohio) and Wm. McKinnis (age 2, born Ohio). (NOTE: this family was indexed as McKimmas)

1870 Census: Franklin, Allamakee County, Iowa: John McKinnis (age 31, born Ohio), Emily McKinnis (age 34), Mary McKinnis (age 12), Cyrus McKinnis (age 10), Minerva McKinnis (age 4) and Martha McKinnis (age 2).

John McKinnis married Sarah Jane Stephenson Sept. 4, 1875 in Union county, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934. (It appears from the 1880 census below that John and Emily were divorced).

1880 Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: John McKinnis, (age 41, laborer, born Ohio), wife Sarah J. McKinnis (age 41), son James F. McKinnis (age 4), daughter Bertha M. McKinnis (age 2, born Iowa) and

1880 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Emily McKinnis (age 47, divorced/widowed, keeping house, born Kentucky), daughter Mary McKinnis (age 21), son Cyrus McKinnis (age 20, farming) and daughter Maneriva J. McKinnis (age 13)

1885 Iowa State Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: John McKennis (age 46, 710 S. Street, Roofing, born Ohio ), Sarah J. McKennis (age 40, born Virginia), James M. McKennis (age 8, born Iowa) and Berthie M. McKennis (age 6, born Iowa).

John McKinnis filed for a pension on Nov. 2, 1889 in Kansas.

Emily (Davis) McKinnis (born May 4, 1834 in Kentucky) died Dec. 15, 1900 and is buried in Grant View Cemetery, Greeley, Delaware County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Sugar Loaf, Boulder, Colorado: Luther Yockey (born May 1872, age 28, married 2 years, born Kansas), Bertha Yockey (born May 1878, age 22, married 2 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), Luetta Yockey (born Sept. 1899, age 8/12, born Colorado), father-in Law John McKinnis (born Sept. 1838, age 61, married 25 years, born Ohio) and mother-in-law Sarah McKinnis (born Jan. 1859, age 60, married 25 years, 11 children born, 9 still living, born Virginia).

1920 Census: Veterans Home, Kitsap, Washington; John McKinnis (age 81, born Ohio, divorced)

John McKinnis died May 4, 1923 and is buried in GAR Cemetery, Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington, Lot 30, Section 2, Grave 4

Children of John McKinnis and Emily Davis:

  1. Mary V. McKinnis b: 12 Aug 1858 in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., Iowa
  2. Cyrus Melville McKinnis b: 24 Oct 1859 in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., Iowa
  3. Minerva J. McKinnis b: Jul 1866 in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., Iowa
  4. Martha McKinnis b: 1868 in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., Iowa

Children of John McKinnis and Sarah Jane Stephenson

  1. James F. McKinnis b: May 1877 in Iowa
  2. Bertha M. McKinnis b: May 1878 in Iowa

McLaine, William Gragg He was born Jan. 26, 1823 in Groton, MIddlesex County, Massachusetts.  He was probably the son of James McLain and Rachel Shattuck. He married Theoda Bissell on May 31, 1849in Boone County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Daniel Voltaire Bissell and Elizabeth Curtis.

1850 Census: Benton, Boone County, Illinois: William McLane (age 26, born Mass), Theota E. McLane (age 28, born New York), on the same page was a James McLane (age 53, born Mass), Luther McLane (age 14, born Mass) and Sarah E. Mclane (age 23, born Mass.)

1856 Iowa State Census, Washington, Buchanan County, Iowa: William McLain (age 32, born Mass, laborer), Theoda McLain (age 34, born NY), Hellen McLain (age 4, born Ill), Clara McLain (age 2, born Ill), Fanny McLain (no age, born Illinois). The family had been in the state of Iowa for less than a year. The name was indexed as McLoin.

1860 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: William McLane (age 36, farmer, born Mass), Theoda McLane (age 38, born New York), Hellen E. McLane (age 8, born Illinois), Flora L. McLane (age 7, born Ill), Fanny A. McLane (age 5, born Ill), Harriet J. McLane (age 3, born Iowa). (the family was indexed as Mclove)

He filed for a pension on May 16, 1866.

1900 Census, Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: J. W. Ackley (born Mar. 1855, age 45, married 23 years, born Ohio), wife Hattie Ackley (born Apr. 1864, age 36, married 23 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), son Norman Ackley (Jan. 1884, age 16, born Iowa) and father-in-law William G. McClain (born Feb. 1823, age 77, widowed, age 77, born Mich., father born Scotland, mother born Scotland, Pensioner).

Note: a question was raised by a descendant as to whether this was the William McLain that was married to Theoda Bissell. Apparently family tradition was the Hattie McLain, daughter of William McLain and Theoda Bissell had married John Brockway and was living in Kansas in 1880 and in King County, Washington in 1910.

Because of that, I decided I needed to determine who the parents were of Hattie that was married to J. W. Ackley. I first searched family trees on ancestry.com and I found that his name was John Wesley Ackley. (her father was listed as William McClain – Mother was unknown. The source was the 1900 census).

I then searched on familysearch.org for a marriage record for Hattie McClain and John Wesley Ackley.

  1. I found a marriage record for Wesley Ackley and Hattie McLean Wall on Apr. 8, 1877 in Manchester, Delaware County Iowa. It did not list her parents.
  2. Because her last name was Wall, I then searched for a marriage record for Hattie McLain and unknown Wall. I found a marriage record for Hattie Mclaine and Franklin P. Wall on Oct. 18, 1873 in Delaware County, Iowa. Again, no parents were listed.
  3. However, I found a third marriage record for Hattie Mclean Ackley and Amille F. Pillard on Oct. 18, 1905 in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. It said her year of birth was 1859, born in Delaware County, Iowa. Father’s name: Wm. Mclain. Mother’s name: Theoda Bissell. (Note Amille F. Pillard died in 1906 and is buried in Coggon Cemetery, Linn County, Iowa. Lot 18, Iowa WPA Records). Her son Norman Gregg Ackley listed his mother Mrs. A. F. Pillard of Coggan, Linn County Iowa as his nearest relative on the WW1 Registration card.)

I feel very confidant that the William McLain married to Theoda Bissell was the father of Hattie Ackley (on the 1900 Census). The descendant that contacted me concurred.

William G. McLain died Jan. 7, 1904 and is buried in Mead Cemetery, Thorpe, Delaware County, Iowa.


Mackey, Hiram Wheeler He was born Apr. 29, 1834 in New York. He married Marie Perry in Sept. 1855. She was the daughter of Alden Perry (Sept. 20, 1806 - June 17, 1880) and Hannah Young (May 10, 1814 - 1894). (Note: many of the family tree's online have her name as Marie L. Percy. I do believe that is incorrect based on the biography that I found on the Fayette County Website.) Her brother Harrison Perry also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

Hiram W. Mackey married Marie Perry, the daughter of Alden and Hannah (Young) Perry, the mother a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, and the father of Hampshire, that state. They grew to maturity there and were educated and married in their native state, and came to Greeley, Iowa, in 1859 and in that vicinity Mr. Perry bought wild land, which he improved and in 1861 he moved to Maynard, where he lived until his death, in 1874, his wife dying in the 1894. Before coming West they maintained a hotel in Massachusetts. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

(from a biography for Lemuel Dean Talcott married to Marie Perry's sister Olivia.)

PERRY, Alden (will)
Surnames: PERRY, MACKEY, TALLCOTT, HUNTER, BRASLETON

Alden PERRY, of Greeley, Elk Twp, Delaware Co, Iowa, dtd 24 Apr. 1873, probated 27 Oct 1874, p 84. Wf, Hannah C. Older dau, Lueza Mari Mackkey; heirs of son Harrison W Perry, dec; younger dau, Olivea A Tallcott. Wit: A C Hunter, Samuel Brasleton.

1860 Census: Greenville, Green County, New York: Hiram W. Mackey (age 26, born New York, Mari L. Mackey (age 26, born Mass.) and Hattie L. Mackey (age 3, born Mass.)

1870 Census, Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: Hiram Mackey (age 36, born New York), Mary Mackey (age 37, born Mass.), and Tina Mackey (age 3, born Iowa). (Note the families of Dean and Olivia Talcott, and Harrison Perry were on the same page (siblings of Marie Perry Mackey)

1880 Census, Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: Hiram W. Mackey (age 46, farmer, born New York), wife Maria L. Mackey (age 46, born Mass.), daughter Elsie J. Mackey (age 12, born Iowa), son Allen A. Mackey (age 8, born Iowa), and daughter Emma A. Mackey (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: Hiram W. Mackey (Township, 92, Range 9, Section 13, NE NE, age 50, farmer, born New York), Maria L. Mackey (age 50, born Massachusetts), Elsie J. Mackey (age 17, born Fayette County, Iowa), Alden Mackey (age 12, born Fayette County, Iowa) and Emma Mackey (age 6, born Fayette County, Iowa)

Surprise parties as a rule are not very pleasing to the one that it is planned to surprise; but we believe there was an exception to this in the case of Mrs. Hiram Mackey on the evening of Nov. 20th. The song "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching" was heard around the walk, and through the door presently came the comrades of Warner Post No 47 and their wives. It was the 64th birthday of Mrs. Mackey. A new set of dishes, a hand satchel and handkerchiefs were left as remembrance. The evening was spent in relating reminiscences, singing, etc. An excellent supper which the sisters had brought with them was partaken of. The words of comfort of which Mrs. Mackey was the recipient will doubtless remain on memory's pages during the years to come as a reminder of the esteem in which she is held.

Fayette Reporter.

Undated, but her tombstone says she was born in 1833, and 1900 census says Nov. 1833, so her birth date must have been Nov. 20, 1933. Making this article written after Nov. 20, 1897. ejj

1900 Census, Westfield, Fayette County, Iowa: H. W. Macky (born Apr. 1834, age 66, married 45 years, born New York, farmer), wife Lueza Ann Mackey (born Nov, 1833, age 66, married 45 years, 5 children born, 3 still living, born Massachusetts), son Alden Mackey (born Aug. 1871, age 28, born Iowa, farm laborer), daughter Emma Mackey (born July 1878, age 21, born Iowa). (Note on the 1850 census, Marie (Perry) Mackey was listed Lucy A. M. Perry. Alden Perry's will lists her as Lueza Mari Mackkey).)

On Friday, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Mackey, at their pleasant home on the Fayette road, were entertained in a surprise party in honor of the 49th anniversary of their marriage. The affair originated among the comrades of Warner Post at Fayette, and a few of his soldier friends up this way got wind of it and put in appearance with their wives. When the crowd swarmed in Mrs. Mackey declared she hadn't a thing to feed them on but coffee and water. Then with the loaded baskets in the buggies they managed to make out a fair meal. Mr. and Mrs. Mackey proved jolly entertainers, and all had a happy time. Just before departure an elegant pair of rockers were brought to light and presented to the couple. Comrade Fredk. Smith of this city made the speech of presentation, talking felicitously and appropriately. Those in attendance are only anxious til the next one.

West Union Gazette.

There was no date on this, but per the obit below they were married Sept. 1855. So the date on this should be Sept. 1904. ejj

1910 Census, Westfield, Fayette County, Iowa: Alden M. Mackey (age 38, married 1 time for 9 years, born Iowa, farmer), wife Emily Mackey (age 29, married 1 time for 9 years, 0 children born, 0 still living), daughter Phyllis I. Mackey (age 4, born Iowa), Hiram W. Mackey (age 75, married 1 time for 55 years, born New York) and Mari L. Mackey (age 76, married 1 time for 55 years, 5 children born, 3 still living, born New York)

1915 Iowa State Census, Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa: H. W. Mackey (age 81, married County Fayette, Occupation: Retired Farmer; Extent of Education: Common 8; Can Read and Write; Birth Place: New York. Encumbrance on farm or home: None; Value of farm or home: 1500. Father's birthplace: New York Mother's Birth Place: New York. Years in Iowa: 67).

1920 Census: Westfield, Fayette County, Iowa; Aulden Mackey (age 48, born Iowa, farmer), wife Emma Mackey (age 38, born Switzerland), daughter Phillis Mackey (age 13, born Iowa), father Hiram Mackey (age 85, born New York) and mother Mari Mackey (age 86, born Massachusetts)

Hiram W. Mackey died April 15, 1920 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Dunhams Grove Cemetery, Lot 69, Randalia, Fayette County, Iowa

Hiram Wheeler Mackey was born in South Westerloo, NY, April 29, 1834 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Milton Crow, southwest of town in the morning of April 15. In Sept. 1855 Hiram W. Mackey and Lucy M. A. Perry were united in marriage. To this union five children were born, two dying in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Mackey came west to Iowa in 1857 living for a time in Delaware county. Mr. Mackey enlisted in the service of his country as a member of the 27th Infantry, but was ultimately transferred to the 12th. He was discharged Feb. 12, 1860 (sic) and then came to Fayette county. For the past few years his residence has been in Fayette, but last fall, he and Mrs. Mackey went to make their home with their son Alden, north of town. A short time ago they went to the home of their son-in-law Milton Crow southwest of town. He has been very poor all winter and there the death summons came in the early morning hours of April 15. Mr. Mackey is survived by his wife, one son, Alden Mackey of Fayette, two daughters, Mrs. Milton Crow, southwest of town and Mrs. Elsie Pratt of Haynes, N. K. and by seven grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church Saturday afternoon by Rev. D. M. Parker with music by Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Hettler, with Mrs. C. S. Tereniau at the organ and burial in Dunham Grove Cemetery.

Found on Find a Grave.

His widow Mari Mackey filed for a pension on July 24, 1920 in Iowa.

Mari L. (Perry) Mackey died in 1924 and is buried in Dunham Grove Cemetery, Fayette County, Iowa.


Mansfield, John Gates He was born Oct. 24, 1837 in Tonawanda, Orleans, New York. He was the son of Ira Mansfield (Feb. 20, 1803 - Sept. 21, 1850) and Mahala Gates (Mar. 12, 1812 - Oct. 24, 1883). He married Maryette C. Wilcox on Sept. 16, 1858 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992).

1850 Census: Division 10, Berrien County, Michigan: Ira Mansfield (age 47, mason, born New York), Mahala Mansfield (age 37, born NY), Joseph M. Mansfield (age 17, born NY), Nancy A. Mansfield (age 14, born NY), John G. Mansfield (age 13, born NY), Nehemiah Mansfield (age 7, born Mich), and Clarisa Mansfield (age 2, born Michigan).

1860 Census: Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan: Mary Mansfield (age 48, born NY), E.J. Mansfield (age 31, female, born NY), J. H. Mansfield (age 28, female, born New York), Nancy A. Mansfield (age 24, born NY), J. G. Mansfield (age 22, born New York), Nehemiah Mansfield (age 17, born New York), Clary Mansfield (age 12, born New York ) and Mariette Mansfield (age 19, born New York).

1870 Census: McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee: J. G. Mansfield (age 33, Brick Mason, born NY), Mariette Mansfield (age 29, born NY), Cora Mansfield (age 9, born Michigan) and Ira Mansfield (age 7, born Michigan).

1880 Census: Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan: John Mansfield (age 43, Dentist, born New York), wife Mariette C. Mansfield (age 39, born New York), daughter Cora C. Mansfield (age 18, born Michigan), son Frank I, Mansfield (age 17, born Michigan).

1890 Veterans Census, Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan: John G. Mansfield, private, Co. F, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, discharged Dec. 13, 1862. Length of service: 4 months 1 day. Post Office Address: Three Oaks, Michigan.

John Gates Mansfield died March 13, 1898 in Berrien County, Michigan. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Section 2, Lot 56, Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan.

His widow Maryette C. Mansfield filed for a pension on March 31, 1898.

1900 Census: Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan: Mariette Mansfield (born Jan. 1841, age 59, widowed, 3 children born, 3 still living, born New York), son Frank I. Mansfield (born May 1863, age 37, born Michigan), daughter Beatrice Mansfield (born Oct. 1881, age 18, born Michigan), Sister Lucy Hunniston (born Aug. 1834, age 65, widowed, born New York).

Maryette C. (Wilcox) Mansfield (born Jan 1841), died May 11, 1921.


Melugin, (Malugin) Amos Wilbert He was born Nov. 14, 1845 in Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa. Amos was the son of John Melugin and Matilda Lewis. He married first Mary Mariah Lane on March 8, 1866 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Emory Alonzo Lane (1815 - Oct. 19, 1897) and Mary M. McAlister (1821 - ?). He married second Susanna Harmon. She was the daughter of Milford Harmon (1803 - 1871), and Mary Jane (Polly) Pennington (1817 - 1900). I found information that said she married Job Messer on November 14, 1878 in Henry County, Iowa. He died April 6, 1890. Susanna married Amos Wilbert Melugin on June 19, 1911 in Appanoose County, Iowa. However, the marriage record said her name was Susan Burns, so there may have been another marriage between Job Messer and Amos Melugin).

1850 Census: District 7, Delaware County, Iowa: Matilda Malugin (age 31, farmer, born Mo), Caroline Malugin (age 12, born Ill), Sally Malugin (age 11, born Illinois), Julia Malugin (age 10, born Iowa, Amos Malugin (age 7, born Iowa), Alfred Malugin (age 5, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census: Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: A. B. Miller (age 33, born Ohio), Matilda Miller (age 38, born Missouri), Sarah J. Mellugin (age 14, born Illinois), Juliet Mellugin (age 14, born Iowa), Amos Mellugin (age 13, born Iowa), Alfred Mellugin (age 11, born Iowa), Mary E. Miller (age 1, born Iowa.). A. B. Miller had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years. The Mellugins had been in the state of Iowa for 16 years.

1860 Census, Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: A. B. Miller (age 56, farmer, born Ohio), Matilda J. Miller (age 43, born Missouri), Mary E. Miller (age 5, born Iowa), John R. Miller (age 4, born Iowa), Nelson M. Miller (age 2, born Iowa), Sarah J. Malugen (age 20, born Illinois), Juliet Malugen (age 19, born Iowa), Amos Malugen (age 17, born Iowa), Alfred Malugen (age 15, born Iowa), Josephine Bagley (age 11, born New York), and George Twombly (age 9, born Massachusetts).

Delaware County, Iowa in the Civil War:

Amos W. Melugin enlisted in Company F. 27th Iowa Infantry, at Dubuque, Iowa, when he was 17 years of age. Later he transferred to Company E 5th Iowa Cavalry where he served until the close of the Civil War. He participated in several major battles as well as numerous minor ones. (I would think either the discharge date from the 27th or the enlistment date in the 5th Veteran Cavalry would be incorrect).

27th Iowa: A. W. Malugin, Enlistment: August 14, 1862. Disch. Jan 20, 1865

Fifth Veteran Cavalry: A. W. Melugin, Enlistment: Feb. 28, 1864. m.o. Aug. 11, 1865

1870 Census: Big Creek, Black Hawk, Iowa: A. W. Melugin (age 24), Mary Melugin (age 23), Frank Melugin (age 3).

1 Dec. 1876 U.S. General Land Office records: Amos W. Melugin Issue Date: 1 Dec. 1876, state of Iowa, 80 Acres, May 20, 1862 Homestead Entry Original (12 Stat.392), Document 751. Section 22, Twp 97 N, Range 28-W Meridian 5th PM, Counties Kossuth.

1880 Census: Wickes, Jefferson County, Montana: A. Melugin (age 35, single?, born Iowa, father born Illinois, mother born, Missouri

1900 Census, Townships 8, 9 & 10, Ravali County, Montana: Amos W. Melugin (born Nov. 1844, age 55, married 34 years, born Iowa, father born Illinois, mother born Missouri, dairyman), wife Mary M. Melugin (born Mar. 1846, age 54, married 34 years, 4 children born, 4 still living), son William J. Melugin (born Nov. 1873, age 26, born Iowa), daughter Coral S. Melugin (born Mar. 1888, age 12, born Montana), son Carl E. Melugin (born Dec. 1891, age 8, born Montana).

Mary M. (Lane) Melugin died Sept. 5, 1909 and is buried in Forestvale Cemetery, Lot 307, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana,

1910 Census: Moscow, Latah County, Idaho: Amos W. Melugin (age 66, widowed, born Iowa, own income), son Carle E. Melugin (age 18, born Montana).

1915 Iowa State Census: Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa: Amos Wilburt Melugin (age 70, married, County: Appanoose, Town Centerville, Occupation: Retired, Extent of Education: Grammar 8, High School 4, can read and write. Birth Place: Iowa. Value of Home or farm: $500.00, Military Service; Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment: 37 (sic), Company F, Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's Birthplace: Illinois. Mother's birthplace: Ill.

1925 Iowa State Census: Center, Appanoose County, Iowa; A. W. Melugin (age 79, place of birth: Iowa. father's name John Melugin, born Illinois, mother's name Matilda Lewis, born Iowa) Susan Melugin (age: 69 place of birth Indiana, father's name: Milford Harmon, born Indiana, Mother's name Mary Pennington, born Kentucky).

1930 Census: Center, Appanoose County, Iowa: Amos W. Meuligin (age 84, married. Age 20 at first marriage, born Iowa, Veteran of Civil War), wife Susan Meuligin (age 74, age 24 at first marriage, born Indiana), stepson Milford H. Messer (age 41, born Iowa)

Amos Wilbert Melugin died April 15, 1931 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.

Susanna (Harmon) Melugin (born May 30, 1855), died Sept. 14, 1944. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.


Martindale, Elijah M. He was born June 2, 1843 in Berrien County, Michigan He was the son of John Martindale (Apr. 15, 1805 - Apr. 10, 1890) and Mary Watson (July 1808 - Mar. 14, 1851). He married first Constanza Valdora Brown on Feb. 18, 1868 in Delaware County, Iowa. She died about 1873. He married second Annie Elizabeth Winchell on Jan 7, 1873 in Hardin County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934. She was the daughter of William M. Winchell (Sept. 25, 1828 - Apr 4, 1862) and Laura Mann (183- Jan. 2, 1911).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: John Martindale (age 51, born Ohio, clergyman), Eliza Martindale (age 54, born Maryland), Harvy Martindale (age 15, born Michigan), Elijah Martindale (age 14, born Michigan), John F. Martindale (age 5, born Michigan) and Thomas J. Armstrong (age 26, born Ohio). The Martindales had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: John Martindale (age 55, clergyman, born Ohio), Eliza Martindale (age 58, born Maryland), Elijah Martindale (age 17, born Michigan), John F. Martindale (age 9, born Michigan) and Mary L. Martindale (age 11, born Michigan).

1870 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Henry Drybread (age 44, grain dealer, born Ohio), Adaline Drybread (age 42, born Ind. ), George W. Drybread (age 18, born Iowa), Mary E. Drybread (age 18, born Iowa), Mary Martindale (age 21, born Mich.), James Wilson (age 22, born NY) and Elijah Martindale (age 27, born Mich.).

1880 Census: Greeley, Delaware County, Iowa: Elijah Martindale (age 37, Professor of Music, born Michigan), wife Annie E. Martindale (age 27, born Iowa), daughter Effie M. Martindale (age 6, born Iowa) and son Willie H. Martindale (age 4, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: E. M. Martindale (age 43, musician, born Michigan), Anna A. Martindale (age 34, born Dubuque County, Iowa), Effie M. Martindale (age 11, born Dubuque County, Iowa), John Martindale (age 80, widowed, retired clergyman, born Ohio), William H. Martindale (age 9, born Delaware County, Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa Infantry: E. M. Martindale, Private, Co. F. Present Post Office Address: Greely.

1895 Iowa State Census: Dayton, Webster County, Iowa: Elijah Martindale (age 51, born Michigan, Evangelist Church of Christ), Annie E. Martindale (age 42, born Dubuque County, Iowa), Effie M. Martindale (age 20, born Dubuque County, Iowa), William H. Martindale (age 18, born Delaware County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Dayton, Webster County, Iowa: Elijah Martindale (born June 1843), age 56, married 28 years, born Michigan, teacher of Music), wife Anna Martindale (born Dec. 1852, age 47, married 28 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa).

Elijah M. Martindale died before April 7, 1905. He is buried in Grant View Cemetery, Greely, Delaware County, Iowa

His widow Annie E. Martindale filed for a pension on April 7, 1905.

1925 Iowa State Census: Dayton, Webster County, Iowa: Anna E. Martindale (age 72, widowed, father's name: Wm. Winchell, born NY, mother's name: Laura Mann, born NY, Parents married in Iowa.) son William Martindale (age 49, divorced, father's name E. M. Martindale, born Michigan, Mother's name: Annie E. Winchell, born Iowa, parents married in Iowa.

Annie E. Martindale died in 1932. She is buried in Grant View Cemetery, Greely, Delaware County, Iowa.


Millett, William James He was born Oct. 12, 1834 in Lenawee County, Michigan. He was the son of Martin and Hannah Millett. He married Caroline A. Wiltse on May 16, 1855 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Philip Mark Wiltse and Rachel Dunham.

This is Williams brother - with some limited information about their parents.

Rufus Millett, who has lived in Delaware county for more than six decades, has been successfully identified with agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career and is the owner of a valuable farm embracing one hundred and fifty acres on section 18, Richland township. His birth occurred in Jo Daviess county, Illinois, on the 4th of June, 1849, his parents being Martin and Hannah Millett, both of whom were natives of New York. From that state they removed to Michigan and some years later took up their abode in Jo Daviess county, Illinois. In 1850, during the gold excitement in California, Martin Millett made a trip to that state by team but at the end of a year returned to Illinois. In 1853 he came to Delaware county, Iowa, and entered a tract of land in Richland township, where both he and his wife spent the remainder of their lives. They became the parents of five children, three of whom survive.

Rufus Millett, who was but four years of age when brought to this county by his parents, attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained with his father and mother until they passed away. He fell heir to the old homestead farm and has continuously resided there on to the resent time, the property comprising one hundred and fifty acres of land on section 18, Richland township. He has enhanced its value and attractiveness by the erection of substantial buildings and in connection with the cultivation of cereals makes a specialty of stock raising, both branches of his business yielding him a gratifying annual income.

In 1889 Mr. Millett was united in marriage to Miss Julia Becker, who was born in Fayette county, Iowa, August 31, 1862, her parents being Adam and Henricks (Bohn) Becker, both of whom were natives of Germany. They emigrated to the United States in 1850, locating first in Ohio, and in 1856 settled on a farm in Fayette county, Iowa, where they spent the remainder of their lives. The demise of the father occurred in the year 1897. To them were born eight children, three of who survive. Mr. and Mrs. Millett have four children, as follows: Minnie G., born June 11, 1890, who is the wife of Frank Kotek; Laura G., born June 15, 1893, who ha a college education and is now teaching school; Eunice F., whose birth occurred on the 19th of April, 1896; and Clifford R., whose natal day was July 25, 1899.

In his political views Mr. Millett is a republican, and has ably served in the capacity of school director. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, to which his wife also belongs. He enjoys in a high degree the respect and esteem of the community and is ever interested in measures which make for better living conditions or promote the people's welfare along material, moral and intellectual lines.

1850 Census: Wards Grove, Jo Daviess, Illinois: Hannah Millett (age 32), William Millett (age 16), Elma Millet (age 13), Julia Millet (age 11), Maria Milett (age 8) and Rufus M. Millet (age 1)

1856 Iowa State Census, Oneida, Delaware County, Iowa: W. J. Millett (age 21, born Michigan, farmer, had been in the state of Iowa 3 years), C. A. Millett (age 26, born Canada, had been in the state of Iowa 2 years).

1860 Census: (June 5th) Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: Martin Millett (age 55, farmer, born New York), Hannah Millett (age 41, born New York), William Millett (age 26, born Michigan), Elmer Millett (age 22, born Michigan), Julia Ann Millet (age 20, born Michigan), Maria Millet (age 18, born Michigan), Rufus Millet (age 10, born Illinois).

1860 Census (June 5th): Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: William J. Millett (age 26, born Michigan), Caroline Millett (age 29, born Canada), William B. Millett (age 3), Emma Jane Millet (age 1),

1870 Census, Richland, Delaware County, Iowa; Wm. J. Millett (age 34), Caroline A. Millett (age 38), Wm. V. Millett (age 12), Emmie J. Millett (age 10), George W. Millett (age 7), Elmer D. Millett (age 4) and Hiram E. Millett (age 2).

Note, this obituary is for the father of William Millett

Obituary from unnamed newspaper, scanned copy in my possession. (posted by Alice Allen)

Died, at his residence on Thursday evening, June 6th, 1878, Martin Millett, of palsy.

The deceased was born in Wayne Co., township of Walworth, New York in 1809. From there he moved to Michigan about the time of the Black Hawk War, in which he did good service, serving as a soldier throughout the war. Here he was married, in 1831, to Miss Hannah Millett, who survives him. From there he moved to Illinois, where, after a short residence he moved to Richland, Delaware Co., Iowa, in 1853, making him a resident of Delaware County for 25 years, and what a change he has lived to see taken place. When he came here there were but 5 or 6 families in all this region of country. As a man he was noted for his honesty and uprightness, always living in peace with his neighbors, quarrelling with no one. He was a great lover of home and its associations, and lived to see his children and grand-children grow up around him, honored and respected. He was always a moral man and it was always his aim in life to live so as to bring no reproach upon himself or his family. Last fall he sought and found a Savior who was able to take him across the dark waters. Thus has he passed away, a good man, like a shock full of corn fully ripe. The young will never know how much they owe to these sturdy pioneers, who have made this land what it was.

1880 Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: William J. Millett (age 46, farmer, born Michigan), wife Carline Millett (age 52, born Canada), son Bertie H. Millett (age 23, born Iowa), son Elmer D. Millett (age 15, born Iowa), son Hiram A. Millett (age 12, born Iowa). daughter Dora J. Millett (age 9, born Iowa) and servant Julia Holand (age 19, born Ill.)

William J. Millett filed for a pension on June 21, 1882.

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa Infantry: W. J. Millett, Private, Co. F, Current Post Office Address: Manchester.

1885 Iowa State Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm. J. Millett (age 50, laborer, born Michigan), Caroline A. Millett (age 57, born Canada), Wm. B. Millett (age 27, carpenter, born Delaware County, Iowa), Elmer D. Millett (age 19, born Delaware County, Iowa), Hiram Millett (age 17, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Dora Millett (age 14, born Delaware County, Iowa

This obituary is for the mother of William J. Millett

From the Manchester Press, Jan. 28, 1887

Mrs. Martin Millett died at the home of her son, Rufus, Saturday, after six days of illness, of pneumonia. She was nearly seventy years old, and with her husband was among the earliest settlers here, coming in 1854. They took up a farm in Richland township, on which she has resided ever since. Eight years ago her husband died. She was the mother of five children, three boys and two girls, who are left to mourn her loss. She was a woman of energy and was truly a help-meet to her husband. She lived to see this country change from a wilderness to beautiful farms and pleasant homes. But her share in this great work is done, she has gone to her reward. She was a woman who attended to her own home duties most, and there she will be sadly missed. The funeral was held at the Campton church, Monday, the Rev. Hestwood officiating. The large church was filled, nearly the entire community being present.

1900 Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Wm. J. Millett (born Oct. 1834, age 65, married 45 years, born Michigan, gardening), wife Caroline Millett (born Mar. 1828, age 72, married 45 years, 6 children born, 4 still living, born Canada).

Caroline A. (Wiltse) Millett (born Mar. 7, 1828) died May 28, 1909. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

1910 Census: Waterloo Ward 3, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Hiram A. Millett (age 42, married 1 time for 23 years, born Iowa, carpenter), wife Nora Millett, (age 41, married 1 time for 23 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Iowa), father William Millett (age 75, widowed, born Michigan), son Lynn Millett (age 22), son Jesse Millett (age 19), daughter Geraldine Millett (age 17), son Willie Millett (age 15), daughter Ione Millett (age 7), and daughter Florence Millett (age 5).

1915 Iowa State Census: Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa: William J. Millett, age 80, widowed, County Linn, P. O. 623 6th Avenue, Cedar Rapids, Extent of Education: Grammar 8, can read and write, Birthplace: Michigan, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company F., Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's birthplace, New York, Mother's birthplace New York. Years in U.S. 80. Years in Iowa 60.

William J. Millet died Apr. 13, 1919 at Cedar Rapids Iowa (Pension Index Record).. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.


Minkler, Cyrus Vivalda He was born Oct. 23, 1834 in Lake Township, Geauga County, Ohio. He was the son of Harvey Minkler (Nov. 29, 1805 - Oct. 16, 1892) and Elizabeth Ransom (Apr. 29, 1810 - Sept. 13, 1897). He married Lucy Louise Minkler on July 13, 1851 in Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Elizah Minkler (1788-1841) and Azubah Call (Jan 19, 1790 - Apr. 20, 1865) U.S. and International Marriage Records 1560-1900: Lucy Minkler, birthplace Ohio, Birth Year, 1831, Spouse name; Cyrus V. Minkler, Spouse Birth Year, 1835, Marriage 1851, Marriage State: OH.. (Note Russell Minkler, father of Edward A. and George M, was her - much older - brother). Cyrus' brother John R. Minkler also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Vermilion, Erie County, Ohio: Harvey Minkler (age 44, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Minkler (age 40, born New York), John R. Minkler (age 18, laborer, born Ohio), Cyrus V. Minkler (age 15, laborer, born Ohio), Army E. Ferris (age 20, born Ohio) and Sarah A. Ferris (age 16, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove Delaware County, Iowa: John Minkler (age 25, born Ohio, blacksmith), Julia Minkler (age 21, born Ohio), Alzoa Minkler (age 4, born Ohio) and Alonzo Minkler (age 3, born Iowa.). It appears that his brother Cyrus and family was in the same household. The brothers are both listed under Dwelling 14: Cyrus Minkler (age 22, born Ohio, farmer), Lucy Minkler (age 21, born Ohio), Harvy Minkler (age 4, born Ohio) and Harlo Minkler (age 2, born Iowa).. In Dwelling # 12 was the family of Harvey Minkler (age 50, born NY, farmer), Elizabeth Minkler (age 46, born New York), Jerome Darling (age 13, born Ohio), Antoniette Darling (age 11, born Ohio, and Ardine Demitt (age 8, born Ohio). All three families had been in the State of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Cyrus Minkler, (age 26, farmer, born Ohio), Lucy Minkler (age 28, born Ohio), Harvy Minkler (age 8, born Ohio), Harlow Minkler (age 6, born Iowa), Betty Minkler (age 4, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Vesta, Johnson County, Nebraska: Cyrus V. Minkler (age 37, making farm, born Ohio), Lucy Minkler (age 38, born Ohio), Harvey Minkler (age 18, born Ohio), Carlo Minkler (age 16, born Iowa) and Mina Minkler (age 14, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Thurston, Washington: Cyrus V. Minkler (age 47, farmer, born Ohio), and Wife Lucy L. Minkler (age 49, born Ohio). (Note: the family's of their sons Harlow L. Minkler and Harvey Minkler were listed on the same page).

1890 Veteran's Census: Aberdeen and Montesano, Chehalis County, Washington; Cyrus V. Minkler (Rank: Private, Company F, Name of Regiment: 27 Iowa Inf. Date of Enlistment: June 15, 1862, Discharged June 15, 1865, served 3 years, Post Office Address: Montesano, Washington. Disability Incurred: Chronic Diarrhea and sunstroke.

Obituary abstract from: Index to Death Notices from The Weekly Vidette, Montesano, Chehalis Co., Washington, September 25, 1896-May 6, 1898 [mfilm available at WA State Archives]

Friday, September 17, 1897, Vol. 15 #36

death of Mrs. Elizabeth MINKLER (nee RANSOM), mother of C V MINKLER, granddaughter is Mrs Rice MACE, died Monday, September 13, 1897, born Livingston County, NY on April 27, 1810, age 87 years, married at age of 17 (for 65 years) to Harvey MINKLER (he died 5 years ago), raised 4 orphans, had 2 sons.

1900 Census: La Canada, Los Angeles County, California: Cyrus V. Minkler, born Oct. 1833, age 66, married 46 years, farmer, born Ohio), Lucy L. Minkler (born Apr. 1830, age 69, married 46 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Ohio.

1910 Census: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California: Cyrus V. Minkler (age 76, married 58 years, born Ohio), Wife Lucy Minkler (age 78, married 58 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Ohio), daughter Mina Mace (age 53, widowed, 3 children born 3 still living, born Iowa).

Cyrus V. Minkler died Dec. 9, 1913 at Los Angeles, California (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.

His widow Lucy L. Minkler filed for a pension on Dec. 23, 1913 in California.

Lucy L. Minkler (born in 1831) died in 1916) and is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.

Children of Cyrus Vivalda Minkler and Lucy Louisa Minkler

  1. Harvey Minkler b: 25 Mar 1852 in Vermillion Twp., Erie Co., OH
  2. Harlow Minkler b: 27 May 1855 in Coffin's Grove Twp., Delaware Co., IA
  3. Mina Minkler b: 1 May 1857 in Coffin's Grove Twp., Delaware Co., IA

Lucy Louise (Minkler) Minkler (born Apr. 11, 1831) died Feb. 2, 1916 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.


Minkler, Edward A. He was born about 1837 in Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio. He was the son of Russell Minkler (Apr. 24, 1812 - Aug. 31, 1889) and Mary T. Russell (1814 - Oct. 2, 1899). He married Charlotte Davis on Sept. 23, 1860 in Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Reuben T. Davis (Jan 30, 1804 - Feb. 7, 1897) and Sarah J. Fuller (Jan. 8, 1809 - Oct. 26, 1886). Edward's brother George M. Minkler also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1856 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa; Russell Minkler (age 42 ,born Vermont), Mary T. Minkler (age 41, born New York), Wm. Minkler (age 17, born Ohio), George Minkler (age 20, born Ohio), Edwin Minkler (age 19, born Ohio) Melissa Minkler (age 16, born Ohio), Rebecca Minkler (age 12, born Ohio), Clement D. Minkler (age 6, born Ohio), Mary A. Minkler (age 8, born Ohio), Charlie Minkler (Age 4, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Russell Minkler (age 48, farmer, born Vermont), Mary J Minkler (age 46, born New York), George M. Minkler (age 25, born Ohio), Edward A. Minkler (age 24, born Ohio), William Minkler (age 21, born Ohio), Laura Minkler (age 12, born Ohio), Clement D. Minkler (age 10, born Ohio), Charley J. (age 7, born Ohio) and Coradon Minkler (age 5, born Iowa).

Edward A. Minkler died Nov. 20, 1864 in Cairo, Ill, of an accidental gunshot wound. He is buried in Coffin's Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa

Sad death of a soldier – – Edward V. Minkler, a private of Company F, 27th Iowa infantry, was killed near Coffins Grove, Delaware County, day before yesterday, by the accidental discharge of gun. He had been hunting and had placed his gun in a wagon seat, just before starting home. As he turned to get some game the gun fell across the wagon box, and went off, sending its contents into his back and through his stomach. He died in half an hour. He was home on a sick leave of absence. He leaves a wife and two children, who live at Coffins Grove – – Dubuque times

Burlington Weekly Hawk Eye, August 27, 1864

Note, this information does not match what was on the roster, but it's possible that the information was reported to the 27th Iowa in November. According to this article he would have died August 25, 1864 -- Not Nov. 20, 1864.

His widow Charlotte Minkler filed for a pension on Jan 12, 1865. A pension was filed for a minor on Nov. 13, 1871. Charlotte West was the guardian.

Note: I am pretty sure this next information is correct. Based on the pension information it does appear that Edward and Charlotte had a child. There is a family tree online that lists the child of Edward Minkler and Charlotte Davis as: Reuben Sylvester Minkler, born 1861. I could not find that name in the census records. I did, however, find a Sylvester West that was born in 1861 and was the son of Charlotte and Francis West. It's probable that it is the correct family, so I have included it here:

Lottie Minkler married Francis West on July 25, 1868 in Mahaska County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). I found this marriage record after I found the census records below.

1870 Census: Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa: Francis West, (age 24, coal miner, born Iowa), Charlotte West (age 26, born Indiana), Sylvester West (age 9, born Illinois) and Etna West (age 7/12, born Iowa).

Note: After looking at the 1880 census records, I'm pretty sure this is the correct one.

1880 Census, Charleston, Washington County, Kansas: Francis West (age 37, born Illinois), Charlotte West (age 38, born Indiana), Ettna West (age 11, born Iowa), Samantha West (age 7), Henry E. West (age 4) and Albert West (age 2).

1880 Census: Charleston, Washington County, Kansas; Sylvester Minkler (age 18, born Illinois), wife Rosa Minkler (age 21, born Iowa)

Charlotte (Davis) (Minkler) WEST died May 7, 1918.


Minkler, George M. He was born about 1836 in Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio. He was the son of Russell Minkler (Apr. 24, 1812 - Aug. 31, 1889) and Mary T. Russell (1814 - Oct. 2, 1899). He married Clara A. Welch Dopp on Nov. 1, 1887 in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. George was age 51 and Clara was age 35. The marriage record showed his parents as Russell and Mary Minkler. Her parents were Daniel Welch Dopp and Carline Parker. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1856 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa; Russell Minkler (age 42 ,born Vermont), Mary T. Minkler (age 41, born New York), Wm. Minkler (age 17, born Ohio), George Minkler (age 20, born Ohio), Edwin Minkler (age 19, born Ohio) Melissa Minkler (age 16, born Ohio), Rebecca Minkler (age 12, born Ohio), Clement D. Minkler (age 6, born Ohio), Mary A. Minkler (age 8, born Ohio), Charlie Minkler (Age 4, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Russell Minkler (age 48, farmer, born Vermont), Mary J Minkler (age 46, born New York), George M. Minkler (age 25, born Ohio), Edward A. Minkler (age 24, born Ohio), William Minkler (age 21, born Ohio), Laura Minkler (age 12, born Ohio), Clement D. Minkler (age 10, born Ohio), Charley J. (age 7, born Ohio) and Coradon Minkler (age 5, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: George Minkler (age 35, brick mason, born Ohio), Adeline Minkler (age 34, born NY), and John Minkler (age 7, born Iowa) NOTE: is this the right one???

1885 Iowa State Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Douglas Minkler (age 34, farmer, born Ohio), Lena Minkler (age 27, born Wisconsin), Loa A. Minkler (age 8, born Wisconsin), Maud Minkler (age 7, born Delaware County, Iowa), Jessie Minkler (age 5, born Delaware County, Iowa) and George Minkler (single, age 49, mason, born Ohio.)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa; George Minkler, Private, Co. F, Post Office Address: Greely.

He filed for a pension on Aug. 14, 1890 in Iowa. NOTE: His pension index record shows that he first enlisted with Company F 27th Iowa. He later enlisted in Company L of the 1st Iowa Cavalry. (Pension Certificate 655952).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota: George M. Minkler: MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Dec. 30, 1863, Quasqueton, Iowa. Rank: Pvt, Company and Regiment: L, 1st Iowa Cav. Time and Place of Discharge; Feb. 15, 1866, Austin Texas, Cause of Discharge; Mustered out of Regiment. Kind and Degree of Disability: Ch. Articular and muscular rheumatism. Prost. hypertrophy, deafness 1/2, Gastritis ch. and ch. constipation. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Ohio, age 72, Height 5.7, complexion Light, blue eyes, dark hair, can read and write, Religion: Prot. Occupation: mason, Residence subsequent to discharge: Central City, Iowa, widowed. Name and address of nearest relative: Sister Mrs. M.D. Tier, Central City, Iowa. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $15.00. Date of Admission B. M. S. 30-5-1908. Date of Discharge: BM.S. Div. 20-7-08. Cause of Discharge: his request. GENERAL REMARKS: Certificate 655,952.

George Minkler, aged 76, of the Old Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown, was married to Mrs. Hulda Stewart Davis, aged 73. The couple will live in Central City.

Fayette Reporter, July 18, 1912, Fayette, Iowa

GROOM 76, BRIDE 73; THIRD MARRIAGE EACH

Marshalltown, July 10, - Although not getting into the class with the June brides, July was not considered as being entirely without its roses by George M. Minkler, aged 76, and Mrs. Huldah A. Stewart-Davis, aged 73, members of the soldiers' home, who were married yesterday by Rev. S. E. Ellis, at the Methodist parsonage.

The wedding was the result of an acquaintance that spring up within the past year. Mr. Minkler has been in the home since Aug. 12, 1909, and has been a patient in the hospital during his entire membership.

The marriage of the old couple proved the third experience for each.

Waterloo Reporter, July 10, 1912

George M. Minkler died Jan. 24, 1914 at Marshalltown, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried at Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. Plot Section C, Row 6, Grave 6. (no dates)

DIES FROM BLOOD POISON

George Minkler of Soldiers' Home Dies at Marshalltown

Marshalltown, Jan 26 - Special - As the result of falling out of bed ten days ago and breaking tubercular bones of his leg, George Minkler, aged eighty-eight of Central City, a member of the Soldiers' Home died in the hospital Saturday result of blood poison. He served in Company L, First Iowa Calvary. He leaves a widow Huldah, who is a member of the home.

Cedar Rapids Republican, Tuesday, January 27, 1914, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3 BURIAL LOTS FOR BRIDE

When Three Previous Husbands Died Space Was Left For Her.

Marshalltown, IA, May 10 - That the Iowa soldiers' home has proved a Gretna Green for at least one woman member is indicated by word received here from Central City telling of the marriage there of Mrs. Hulda Stewart-Davis-Minkler, aged seventy-five, to W. H. Budd, aged seventy-four, of Sioux City. Both are members of the home.

Mrs. Stewart was left a widow the first time on July 5, 1906, when Charles M. Stewart died at the home. It was not so very long before Mrs. Stewart tired of her widow's weeds and she took as her second husband W. A. Davis of Woodbine, another member of the home. Davis died on Jan. 13, 1910. Later Mrs. Davis became the wife of George Minkler of Central City, also a member of the home. Minkler died Nov. 24, 1914. Now his widow has taken the Sioux City veteran for better or worse.

The puzzler to the home authorities is what will be done with the body of Mrs. Stewart-Davis-Minkler-Budd when she shuffles off this mortal coil. When Stewart died a space was left in the soldiers' home cemetery for his widow's grave. When Davis died another space was left beside his grave for his widow. When Minkler died a third space was left for his widow. So there are three burial plots planned for the bride of Budd, and someone will have to determine which lot is to be occupied.

Atlantic News Telegraph, Monday May 10, 1915, Atlantic, Iowa


I was curious about the outcome on this, so I searched Find a Grave. I found Hulda Budd died April 8, 1925. She is buried in Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Section C, Row 15, Grave 2. The inscription says: Huldah widow of Wm. Budd. 1840-1925. It is interesting that Find a Grave shows that William H. Budd died March 24, 1905 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Section C, Row 15, Grave 1. The date of death on Find a Grave is obviously an error, as they married in 1915. The United States Veterans Administration Payment Card says he died Nov. 8, 1917. I will try to get his date of death corrected on Find a Grave.


Minkler, John Ransom He was born Dec. 2, 1831 in Leroy Township, Geauga Co., Ohio. He was the son of Harvey Minkler (Nov. 29, 1805 - Oct. 16, 1892) and Elizabeth Ransom (Apr. 29, 1810 - Sept. 13, 1897). He married first Julia Ann Cornell on Feb. 19, 1851 in Vermillion Township, Erie County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Joseph Cornell and Almira Darling. John R. Minkler married 2nd Cora C. Harmon on May 16, 1908 at New York, Fresno County, California. (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952). John's brother Cyrus V. Minkler also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

Notes and Photo found on his Find a Grave Memorial #132884998

John R. Minkler

John Ransome Minkler 1068 was born 02 Dec 1831 in Leroy Twp, Geauga Co. Ohio, and died 13 Apr 1921

He married Julia Ann Cornell on 19 Feb 1851 in Vermillion, Erie, Ohio, daughter of Joseph Cornell and Almira Darling.

More About John Ransome Minkler:
Died 2: 89 years 4 mo 11 days.
Occupation: 1851, Sheriff in Fresno California

More About John Ransome Minkler and Julia Ann Cornell:
Marriage 1: 19 Feb 1851, Vermillion, Erie, Ohio.


Children of John Ransome Minkler and Julia Ann Cornell are:

  1. Alzoa Amy Minkler, b. 31 Dec 1852, Vermillion Twp, Erie Co. OH., d. 23 Aug 1943, Fortuna, Humboldt, CA.
  2. Alonzo J Minkler, b. 04 Sep 1854, Masonville, Delaware, IA, USA d. 21 Aug 1927, Grays Harbor, Washington.
  3. Elizabeth Minkler, b. 26 Jan 1856, Masonville, Delaware, IA, USA, d. 04 May 1884, Crab Orchard, Johnson, NE, USA.
  4. Jerome Darling Minkler, b. 16 Apr 1862, Crab Orchard, Johnson, NE, USA 1083, d. 12 Feb 1949, Fortuna, Humboldt, CA,USA
  5. Ernest Minkler, b. 31 Mar 1868, Masonville, Delaware Co Ia., d. 03 Jan 1943, Sonoma, CA.
  6. Frank Ransom Minkler, b. 04 Mar 1874, Crab Orchard, Johnson Co. NE, d. 23 Mar 1956, Sonoma, CA.

1850 Census: Vermilion, Erie County, Ohio: Harvy Minkler (age 44, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Minkler (age 40, born New York), John R. Minkler (age 18, laborer, born Ohio), Cyrus V. Minkler (age 15, laborer, born Ohio), Army E. Ferris (age 20, born Ohio) and Sarah A. Ferris (age 16, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove Delaware County, Iowa: John Minkler (age 25, born Ohio, blacksmith), Julia Minkler (age 21, born Ohio), Alzoa Minkler (age 4, born Ohio) and Alonzo Minkler (age 3, born Iowa.). It appears that his brother Cyrus and family was in the same household. The brothers are both listed under Dwelling 14: Cyrus Minkler (age 22, born Ohio, farmer), Lucy Minkler (age 21, born Ohio), Harvy Minkler (age 4, born Ohio) and Harlo Minkler (age 2, born Iowa). In Dwelling # 12 was the family of Harvey Minkler (age 50, born NY, farmer), Elizabeth Minkler (age 46, born New York), Jerome Darling (age 13, born Ohio), Antoniette Darling (age 11, born Ohio, and Ardine Demitt (age 8, born Ohio). All three families had been in the State of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Washington, Buchanan County, Iowa: John R. Minkler (age 28, blacksmith, born Ohio), Julia Minkler (age 24, born Ohio), Alzoa Minkler (age 8, born Ohio), Alonzo Minkler (age 6, born Ohio), Elizabeth Minkler (age 4, born Iowa)

1870 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware county, Iowa: Harvey Minkler (age 64, farmer, born NY), Elizabeth Minkler (age 60, born NY), Elzora Minkler (age 18, domestic servant, born Ohio), Alonzo Minkler (age 16, farm laborer, born Iowa). (NOTE this is two of John's children with their grandparents.)

1880 Census; Vesta, Johnson county, Nebraska: John Minkler (age 50, farmer, born Ohio), wife Julia Minkler (age 45, born Ohio), son Jerome Minkler (age 18, born Iowa), son Earnest Minkler (age 13, born Iowa) and son Frank Minkler (age 6, born Nebraska)

1885 Nebraska State Census: Western, Johnson County, Nebraska: J. R. Minkler (age 53, retail grocer, born Ohio), wife Julia Minkler (age 48, born Ohio), son Jerome Minkler (age 22, clerk in store, born in Iowa), son Ernest Minkler (age 18, born Iowa) and son Frank Minkler (age 11, born Nebraska).

1900 Census: Newton, Jefferson County, Nebraska: John R. Minkler (born Dec. 1838, age 66, married 48 years, born Ohio, blacksmith), wife Julia A. Minkler (born Oct. 1837, age 62, married 48 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born Ohio.)

Julia Ann (Cornell) Minkler (born Oct. 25, 1832) died Oct. 26, 1907 at Fresno California. She is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Plot Masonic, Fresno, Fresno County, California.

1910 Census: Township 3, Fresno County, California: John R. Minkler (age 76, married 2 times, currently for 3 years, born New York, wife Cora C. Minkler (age 44, married 2 times, currently for 3 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Indiana), step son Leeman Harmon (age 14, born Oregon.) (Note: John's son Ernest L. Minkler was listed on the same page).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer soldiers, Pacific Branch, Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California: John R. Minkler. MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Each Enlistment: August 11, 1862, Rank: Corp, Company and Regiment; F, 27th Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: July 8, 1865, Philadelphia, PA. Cause of Discharge: Muster Out. Disabilities when admitted to the Home: Defective Hearing, Old GSW of abdomen, cardiac Hypertrophy. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Ohio, Age 82, Height 5.8. Complexion: Fair, blue eyes, gray hair, can read and write, Religion: Prot, Occupation: Blacksmith, Residence subsequent to discharge: Fresno, California. Widowed, Name and address of Nearest Relative: Daughter Alzoa Bomgardner, Fresno Cal. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: 30.00, Date of Admission Oct. 7, 1915, Date of Discharge: Oct. 25.15, Cause of Discharge: O.R. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate 997774.

John Ransom Minkler died April 13, 1917 at Fresno California. (Pension Index Record) (Also: Title: Death Index Page: CADI 1905-1929 p7461 Text: John R MINKLER, age 85, d 13 Apr 1917 Fresno Co CA, state cert #12694) He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Plot Masonic, Fresno, Fresno County, California.


Montgomery, William He was born Feb. 25, 1834 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Archibald Montgomery (Oct. 24, 1805 - Jul. 30, 1875) and Eleanor Kilgore. (Jan. 22, 1817 - Dec. 29, 1849). His sister Sarah Montgomery married William Horn, who also served in Company F, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Archibald Montgomery, father of our subject, was born October 2, 1805, in Pennsylvania, where he received a common-school education and at the age of seventeen years was apprenticed to learn the tanner's trade. He married Miss Eleanor Kilgore, also a native of Pennsylvania, where he carried on farming for some years before coming West. He visited the Territory of Iowa in 1841 and the following year accompanied by his family located in Colesburg, Delaware County, where he procured forty acres of land, purchasing part and obtaining the remainder from the Government. The county was wild and sparsely settled and he knew every one within a radius of twenty miles. In Delaware County he made his home until his death with the exception of three years spent in California. Attracted by the discovery of gold he made an overland trip to the Pacific Coast in 1849. He took a very active part in the settlement and improvement of Delaware County, and probably helped raise more log houses for the pioneers than any other man in the county. He was very successful in his business transactions and had increased his landed possessions to sixteen hundred acres before his death, which occurred July 30, 1875. His wife died in 1848 just before his trip to California.

Mr. Montgomery was a faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church and an active supporter of the Democratic party, though he never sought public office. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery were the parents of seven children: William who served in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry and was killed while returning home on a furlough; Sarah, wife of William Horn, of Smithfield Township; Martha, wife of James Arbuckle, of Delaware County, Iowa; John K., of this sketch; Elizabeth, wife of William Alcorn a prominent farmer of Union Township; Mary J., wife of James C. Montgomery, of Union Township; Belle, wife of T. D. Reeder, also of Union Township.

Also

MONTGOMERY, Rachel, Widow (maiden name Porter); resides on farm; Sec. 5, P.O. Colesburg; born in Crawford Co., Pa., July 30.1808; lived there on her father's farm until she was married, Feb. 19, 1852, to Archibald Montgomery; he was born in Mercer Co., Pa., Oct. 22, 1805; he came to this county in 1843; was among the first settlers; he buried his first wife here in 1849; married in Pa.: she was the mother of nine children; Mr. M. died July 30, 1875; at the time of his death, he owned 1,200 acres of land, of which Mrs. M. is now the owner of 440; she is a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Delaware County, Iowa Biography Directory

PAST AND PRESENT OF FAYETTE COUNTY IOWA, 1910
Published by B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, IN

" Archibald and Elenore (Kilgore) Montgomery were both natives of Pennsylvania. They came to Delaware county, Iowa, about 1840. Mr. Montgomery spent three years in California, having made the overland trip in 1849, when the gold excitement began. He returned to Delaware county, Iowa, where he followed farming, owning a number of farms, aggregating in all twelve hundred acres. He entered eighty acres and bought the rest, having been a keen business man and always grasped an opportunity at the right time. Politically, he was a Democrat, and religiously, a Presbyterian. William Montgomery, a brother of Mrs. Alcorn, was a soldier in the Union army, in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was sent home on a furlough and was killed while on the way. His father went after him and he was buried at home."

Note Mrs. Alcorn was his sister Elizabeth Montgomery. ejj

1860 Census: Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Archibald Montgomery, age 54, farmer, born Pennsylvania, Rachel Montgomery (age 52, born Pennsylvania), William Montgomery (age 26, born Penn.), Sarah Montgomery (age 22, born Penn.), Martha Montgomery (age 21, born Penn), John Montgomery (age 19, born Penn.), Elizabeth Montgomery (age 16, born Penn), Mary Jane Montgomery (age 15, born Penn.) Izabella Montgomery (age 13) and William Montgomery (age 77, widowed, born Pennsylvania).

William Montgomery, died Jan. 26, 1864, Centralia, Ill, while en route home on furlough. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa.


Moore, Henry Hall He was born Feb. 1, 1840 in England. He was probably the son of Thomas B. and Maria Moore. Henry H. Moore married Alice Jane Bixby on Sept. 5, 1863 at Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa.(Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Lyman Perry Bixby and Jane A. Smith.

1856 Iowa State Census, Perry Buchanan County, Iowa: Thomas B. Moore (age 52, born England, farmer), M. Moore (age 52, born England), H. Moore (age 16, born England), E. Moore (female, age 13, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Liberty, Buchanan County, Iowa: T. B. Moore (age 55, shoemaker, born England), Maria Moore (age 56, born England) and Henry Moore (male, age 20, born England).

1870 Census, Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa: Henry Moore (age 30, born England), Alice J. Moore (age 25, born New York), Elizabeth Moore (age 6, born Iowa), William Moore (age 4, born Iowa), Henrietta Moore (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Orleans, Harland County, Nebraska: Henry H. Moore (age 40, carpenter. born England), wife Alice J. Moore (age 35. born NY), daughter Lizzie J. Moore (age 15, born Iowa), son William R. Moore (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Etta Moore (age 12, born Iowa), daughter(?) Lester L. Moore (age 7, born Nebraska), and son Herberry Moore (born Sept, age 8m, born Nebraska).

1885 Nebraska State Census, Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska: H. H. Moore, age 45, farmer, born England), wife Alice Moore (age 40, born New York), daughter Julia Moore (age 20, born Iowa), son William Moore (age 19, born Iowa), Daughter Henrietta (age 17, born Iowa), son Lester Moore (age 11, born Nebraska), son Hurburt (age 5, born Nebraska) and son Eugene (age 1, born Nebraska)

1890 Veterans Census, Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska: Henry H. Moore, Private, Company F, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted July 14, 1861, discharged Nov. 23, 1862, served 1 year, 5 months 9 days, Post Office Address: Orleans, Neb. Disability Incurred: Chronic Diarrhea, lung and heart disease and both ears disease. (Note the dates do not match the roster, but this is clearly the right Henry H. Moore.)

1900 Census, Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska: Henry H. Moore (born Feb. 1840, age 60, married 37 years, born England, immigrated 1843 in US for 67 years, Landlord.), wife Alice J. Moore (born Feb. 1845, age 55, married 37 years, 7 children born, 5 still living, born New York), ward Nellie J. Smith (born July 1884, age 15, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska: Henry H. Moore (age 70, married time for 46 years, born England, immigrated 1843, in the US for 67 years, farmer), wife Alice Jane Moore (age 65, married 1 time for 46 years, 7 children boon, 5 still living, born New York), mother-in-law Jane Bixby (age 87, widowed, 8 children born 5 still living, born New York.)

Henry H. Moore died October 23, 1918 and is buried in Alma Cemetery, Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska, Lot 14, Section 137.

His widow Alice J. Moore filed for a pension on Oct. 31, 1918 in Nebraska.

Alice J. Moore died June 10, 1922. She is buried in Alma Cemetery, Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska, Lot 14, Section 137.

MOORE, Alice J. b 18 Feb 1845 d 10 Jun 1922 same stone as Jane & H.H.
MOORE, Jane A. (Bixby) b. 17 Oct 1822 d 6 Apr 1913 same stone as H.H. & Alice


Moore, John B. He was born about 1837 in Ohio. He married Sarah H. Cramer (probably in Indiana). She was the daughter of Phillip Cramer and Mary Morehouse. (Her maiden name was found on the marriage records of her daughters Florence Moore and Matie A. Moore.)

1870 Census, Wilmington, De Kalb, Indiana: John B. Moor (age 38, born Ohio, farmer), Sarah H. Moor (age 27, born New York), Mary Moor (age 55, born Vermont), Ida Cramer (age 18, born Ind), Judson Moor (age 6, born Ind), Mary A. Moor (age 4, born Ind), Mabel Moor (age 1, born Ind.) Note: Ida Cramer was the sister of Sarah H. (Cramer) Moor.

1880 Census, Angola, Steuben, Indiana: John B. Moore (age 48, born Ohio, blacksmith), wife Sarah Moore (age 37, born New York), daughter Mary A. Moore (age 13, born Indiana), daughter Mabel Moore (age 11, born Indiana), son Arthur Moore (age 8, born Ohio), daughter Florence Moore (age 9/12, born Sept in Mich).

John B. Moore died in 1896 and is buried in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Steuben County, Indiana.

His widow Sarah H. Moore filed for a pension on Nov. 18, 1896 in Indiana.

1900 Census, Pleasant, Steuben County, Indiana: Sarah H. Moore, (born Sept. 1843, age 56, widowed), daughter Mable E. Moore (born March 1870, age 30), daughter Florence A. Moore (born Sep. 1879, age 20), son Claude C. Moore (born Feb. 1882, age 18).

1920 Census, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas; F. A. Springer (age 46, born NY), wife Mable Springer (age 48, born Indiana), nephew Wade Cook (age 16, born Indiana), Mother Sarah Moore (age 75, born New York)

Sarah H. Moore died June 28, 1925 in Texas. Her Texas death certificate was found online. The United States Veterans Administration Payment Cards also shows that she was the widow of John B. Moore of Company F, 27th Iowa; her date of death; and that final payment was made to Frank J. Springer in Cisco, Texas. Sarah H. Moore is buried in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Steuben County, Indiana.


Morris, Allen He was born August 6, 1838 in New York. He was the son of John (1803 - before 1870) and Catharine Morris (1804 - Feb. 27, 1883). His brother Peter Morris also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Marengo, McHenry County, Illinois, John Morris (age 47, farmer, born New York), Catharine Morris (age 46, born New York), Charles Morris (age 17, born New York), Chauncy Morris (age 16, born New York), Robert Morris (age 14, born New York), Allen Moris (age 13, born New York), Peter Morris (age 11, born New York), Mary Morris (age 9, born New York) and Dennis Morris (age 6, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census; Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa; John Morris (age 52, farmer, born NY), Catharine Morris (age 53, born NY), Chancy Morris (age 22, born NY), Robert Morris (age 20, born NY), Allen Morris (age 19, born NY), Peter Morris (age 17, born NY), Mary Morris (age 16, born NY) and Dennis Morris (age 11, born NY). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Chancy Morris (age 26, farmer, born New York) and Allan Morris (age 23, born New York).

Allen Morris died Dec. 6, 1862, Cairo, Ill, of disease. Note: Find a Grave lists him in Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois, Plot A O 450. The photo is from that cemetery. Find a Grave also lists him in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester County, Delaware County, Iowa.


Morris, Peter He was born Jan, 1839 in New York. He was the son of John (1803 - before 1870) and Catharine Morris (1804 - Feb. 27, 1883). He married Alvira Jane. "Alice" Parsons on June 24, 1865 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). His brother Allen Morris also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Marengo, McHenry County, Illinois, John Morris (age 47, farmer, born New York), Catharine Morris (age 46, born New York), Charles Morris (age 17, born New York), Chauncy Morris (age 16, born New York), Robert Morris (age 14, born New York), Allen Moris (age 13, born New York), Peter Morris (age 11, born New York), Mary Morris (age 9, born New York) and Dennis Morris (age 6, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census; Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa; John Morris (age 52, farmer, born NY), Catharine Moris (age 53, born NY), Chancy Moris (age 22, born NY), Robert Moris (age 20, born NY), Allen Moris (age 19, born NY), Peter Moris (age 17, born NY), Mary Moris (age 16, born NY) and Dennis Moris (age 11, born NY). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 2 years.

1870 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Peter Morris (age 26, farmer, born New York), Alice Morris (age 23, born Sweden), Charles Morris (age 4, born Iowa) and John A. Morris (age 2, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Peter Morries (age 41, farmer, born New York), wife Alvira J. Morries (age 34, born Sweden), son Charles Morries (age 14, born Iowa), son John Morries (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Ellie F. Morries (age 10, born Iowa), son Franklin Morries (age 7, born Iowa), son Dennis Morries (age 4, born Iowa) and mother Catharine Morries (widowed, age 76, born New York).

1885 Iowa State Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Peter Morse, (Township 89, Range 6, Section 11, W 1/2, NE, age 46, farmer, born New York), Alice Morse (age 36, born Sweden), Charles Morse (age 18, born Delaware County, Iowa), John Morse (age 16, born Delaware County, Iowa), Ellie Morse (age 15, born Delaware County, Iowa), Frank Morse (age 11, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Dennis Morse (age 8, born Delaware County, Iowa)

1900 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa Peter Morris (born Jan 1839, age 61, married 24 years, born New York, farmer), wife Alice J. Morris (born April 1846, age 54, married 24 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Sweden), son Dennis Morris (born May, 1876, age 24, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Peter Morris (age 69, married 1 time for 44 years, born New York), wife Alice Morris (age 54, married 1 time for 44 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Sweden). Note Dennis Morris and family were living next door.

Alice J. (Parsons) Morris (born Apr. 13, 1847), died Nov. 23, 1913 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

1915 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Peter Morris, age 76, widowed, County Delaware, P. O. Manchester, Township Coffins Grove, Occupation Retired. Extent of Education: Common 6, can read and write, Birth Place New York, father's birthplace, New York, mother's birthplace: New York, Years in Iowa: 50

Peter Morris died Feb. 10, 1916 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. (Tombstone Records of Delaware County, Iowa).


Morse, Alpheus Alonzo He was born March 22, 1840 in Vermont. He was the son of Ezekiel Page Morse (1808 - August 12, 1854) and Rachael Kimpton (1805-August 12, 1854). He married Emily Louisa Drake on July 4, 1867. She was the daughter of Jonathan A. Drake (Feb. 25, 1814 - Jan 1896) and Caroline Moody (Sept. 23, 1815 - Oct 28, 1877).

Alpheus A. Morse Emily Drake Morse Alpheus Morse

 Alpheus Alonzo Morse and Emily (Drake) Morse. The photo of Alpheus Morse on the right was found on Webshots

This is the brother of Alpheus Morse

James A. Morse, a well known agriculturist and esteemed citizen of Coffins Grove township, has for more than four decades resided on his farm of one hundred and sixty three acres on section 25. His birth occurred in Vermont on the 2d of April, 1839, his parents being E. P. and Rachel (Kimpton) Morse, who were likewise natives of that state. They came to Iowa in 1853 and located in Jackson county, where they passed away on the 12th of August, 1854, within a half hour of each other. Although the father entered land in Delaware county he never resided here. They had four children, three of whom still survive, as follows: Albert D., who is a resident of Adel, Iowa; James A., of this review; and Alpheus A., living in Florida.

1850 Census: Ela, Lake County, Illinois; E.P. Morse (age 42, born Vermont), Rachel Morse (age 45, born Vermont), Albert Morse (age 15, born Vermont), James Morse (age 15, born Vermont) and Alonzo Morse (age 8). (Note James was indexed as Vernus)

1860 Census : Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Edward Fitch (age 51), Effena Fitch (age 48), Ann A. Fitch (age 23), Richard O. Fitch (age 9), Alpheus Morse (age 19) and Margarett Thompson age 14).

1870 Census: Moira, Franklin County, New York : Alpheus Morse (age 29, farmer, born Vermont), Emily Morse (age 21, born New York), John Kimpton (age 89, farmer, born New Hampshire), Sarah Kimpton (age 89, born Vermont).

1880 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa; Alpheus A. Morce (age 39, livery man, born Vermont), wife Emily L. Morce (age 31, born New York), son Floyd S. Morce (age 9, born New York), daughter Ella L. Morce (age 5, New York), son Ray I. Morce (born Feb., age 8 month, born Iowa).

List of Pensioners on the Roll Jan. 1, 1883 (Delaware County, Iowa): No. of Certificate: 61,556 Name of Pensioner: Alpheus A. Morse Post Office Address: Manchester. Cause for Which Pensioned: g.s.w. left lung Monthly Rate: 5.33 1/3. Date of Original Allowance: Apr. 1866.

1885 Iowa State Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Alpheus A. Morris (Brewer Street, age 42, Liveryman, born Virginia), Emily L. Morris (age 37, born New York), Floyd S. Morris (age 13, born New York), Ella L. Morris (age 9, born New York), and Roy B. Morris (age 4, born Iowa)

1900 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: A. A. Morse, born Mar. 1841, age 59, married 33 years, born Vermont), wife Emily L. Morse (born Apr. 1847, age 53, married 33 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born New York), daughter Ella Morse (born Apr. 1875, age 25 years, born New York).

1910 Census: Clermont, Lake County, Florida: Alpheus A. Morse (age 69, married 1 time for 43 years, born Vermont, own income), wife Emily L. Morse (age 51, married 1 time for 43 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born New York).

Alpheus Alonzo Morse died Oct. 5, 1916 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

Capt. A. A. Morse, of Manchester, died at his home in that city on the 5th inst. He was a native of Vermont and a member of the 27th Iowa Infantry.

The Monticello Express, Monticello Oct. 19, 1916

His widow Emily L. Morse filed for a pension on Oct. 14, 1916 in Florida.

Emily Drake Morse (born Apr. 24, 1848), died in 1931 in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Children of Alpheus Alonzo Morse and Emily L. Drake:

  1. Floyd Summer Morse, born June 5, 1871 in Moria, Franklin County, New York.
  2. Ella Leonora Morse, born Apr. 13, 1875 in Moria, Franklin County, New York.
  3. Ray Irving Morse, born Feb. 28, 1880 in Manchester City, Delaware County, Iowa.

Mulvaney, William John He was born 1832 in Ireland. He married Emily M. Walton on March 21, 1858 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Davis and Mary Ann Walton.

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: John Mulvaney (age 27, laborer, born Ireland), Emily Mulvany (age 26, born Ohio) and Davis Mulvany (age 5/12, born Iowa)

1870 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Washington Walton (age 34, day laborer, born Ohio), Eunice A. Walton (age 29), Perry A. Walton (age 6), Emmet A. Walton (age 2), Emma Walton (age 2), Nellie L. Walton (age 7/12), Mary A. Walton (age 58, born Ohio), William Mulvaney (age 38, works in store, born Ireland), Emily M. Mulvaney (age 36, born Ohio), Davis W. Mulvaney (age 10, born Iowa) and Philetas Mulvaney (age 8, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: John Mulvaney (age 48, plasterer, born Ireland), wife Emilie M. Mulvaney (age 46, insane, born Ohio, father born Canada, mother born Ohio).

William J. Mulvaney filed for a pension on July 11, 1890 in Iowa.


Nelson, Charles L. He was born about 1840 in Michigan/Pennsylvania. He was the son of Nathan Haven Nelson and Catharine ?

1850 Census: Bronson, Branch County, Michigan: Nathan H. Nelson (age 54), Catharine Nelson (age 46), Clarissa F. Nelson (age 17), Nathan H. Nelson (age 16), Catharine E. Nelson (age 12), Charles L. Nelson (age 10), Orvill D. Nelson (age 8). Adalaid Nelson (age 6), and Esther S. Nelson (age 2).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: N. H. Nelson (age 58), Catharine Nelson (age 52), N. H. Nelson Jr. (age 22), Amelia Nelson (age 18), Orvile Nelson (age 14), Charles Nelson (age 16) and Esther Nelson (age 7).

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware county, Iowa: N. H. Nelson (age 64, born Massachusetts), Catharine Nelson (age 56, born New York), Charles Nelson (age 20, born Pennsylvania), Orvile D. Nelson (age 19, born Pennsylvania), and Hester Nelson (age 11, born Michigan).

Charles L. Nelson died Jan 9, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of typhoid pneumonia.


Nute, John He was born about 1835 in New York. He was the son of Minor C. Nute (June 16, 1803 - Nov. 20, 1877) and Deborah Pratt (1802 - 1877). He married Rachel Johnston on April 24, 1861 in Delaware County. She was the daughter of James G. Johnston (July 27, 1811) and Phinella Junod (Jan. 6, 1817 - Jan 16, 1891).

1850 Census: Campbell, Steuben County, New York: Minor C. Nute (age 47, farmer, born NY), Deborah Nute (age 48, born Conn), Obed Nute (age 22, farmer, born NY), Mary Nute (age 19, born NY), John Nute (age 16, farmer, born NY), Amanda Nute (age 13, born NY), and Rhoda Nute (age 73, born NY).

1860 Census: Lake Gulch, Arapahoe, Kansas Territory: John Nute (age 26, miner, born NY). He was listed with a bunch of other miners.

John Nute died Mar. 9, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of typhoid pneumonia.

In the widows pension, Captain Joseph M. Holbrook stated: "That he served honestly and faithfully with his Company up to February 1st 1863, when he contracted a severe cold while doing guard duty at Jackson Tenn. which produced typhoid pneumonia, causing his death on the 9th day of March 1863."


His widow Rachel Nute filed for a pension on May 16, 1863. From the pension record:

On April 28, 1863, Steuben County, New York. Rachel Nute made a statement:

  • She was aged 19.
  • A resident of Campbell in Steuben County, New York.
  • She is the widow of John Nute who enlisted into the U.S. Service at Coffins Grove, State of Iowa and into Company F, commanded by Capt. W. W. Bixford or Bickford. That he entered into service about the 15th day of Aug. 1862 and continued therein until he died at or near Jackson in the state of Tennessee about the 9th of March, 1863 of a lung fever.
  • That she was married to John Nute at Coffins Grove, in the county of Delaware, in the State of Iowa on April 24, 1861.
  • He left one child him surviving whose birth and name are Noble Nute, birth the 22 day of February 1862.

Per the marriage record:

  • John Nute applied for the license to marry Rachel Johnson on April 18, 1861 in Delaware County, Iowa.
  • James Johnson, the father of Rachel gave permission.
  • They were married on April 24, 1861 by J. F. Hesterwood, a Minister of the Gospel.
  • John Nute was 27, Rachel Johnston was 17.

According to online family trees, (and marriage record on familysearch.org) she remarried to Donnaly B. Smith on Jun. 22, 1866 at Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. Together they had 6 children.

1870 Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Frank Smith (age 28, farmer, born VT), Rachel Smith (age 26, born Ohio), James C. Smith (age 3, born Iowa), Wm. A. Smith (age 1, born Iowa), Emma B. Smith (age 11, born Ohio) and Donald B. Smith (age 33, carpenter, born Ohio). This is a little strange. She was married to Donnally B. Smith and their first two children were James C. and Arthur. So this appears to be them. AND they are living next door to her parents James G. and Phinella Johnston. So I feel sure that it is her. But it almost looks like she is married to Frank Smith. But maybe he was the head of household and they were living with him. You really can't tell from the 1870 census, since it does not state the relationship. PLUS where is Noble?

1880 Census: Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa: Dom B. Smith (age 43, carpenter and builder, born Ohio), wife Rachel Smith (age 36, born Ohio), son James Smith (age 12, born Iowa), son Arthur Smith (age 11, born Iowa), son Fred Smith (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Nellie Smith (age 7, born Iowa) and daughter Mabel Smith (age 2, born Iowa).

Other than the statement in the widow's pension I could find no mention of Noble Nute.

Rachel (Johnston, Nute) Smith died July 3, 1906 at Superior, Dickinson County, Iowa. She is buried in Superior Township Cemetery, Plot S15/03-3, Superior, Dickinson county, Iowa. There is an obituary posted on Find a Grave.


Olmstead, Henry He was born February 25, 1845 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of George W. Olmstead and Maria/Mariah (possibly Goner/Gones -- see 1850 census) He married Sarah A. Kilfeather on Oct. 16, 1878 in Buchanan County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of James and Mary Kilfeather.

1850 Census, Newton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania George W. Olmstead (age 35, farmer, born Connecticut), Maria Olmstead (age 37, born New York), Benj. G. Olmstead (age 9, born Pennsylvania), George H. Olmstead (age 5, born Pennsylvania), James S. Olmstead (age 1, born Pennsylvania) and Sarah Goner (or Gomes??) (age 59, born New York), Is she possibly the mother of Maria??.

1856 Iowa State Census, Lodomillo, Clayton County, Iowa: G. W Olmstead (age 41, born Conn. farmer), Mariah Olmstead (age 42, born NY), Benjamin Olmstead (age 13, born Penn.), Henry Olmstead (age 9, born Pennsylvania), and Theodore Olmstead (age 6, born Penn.).

1880 Census: West Union, Fayette County, Iowa: Henry Olmstead (age 36, cooper, born Pennsylvania, father born New York, mother born New York.), wife Sarah Olmstead (age 20, born Iowa, father born Ireland, mother born NY).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa: Henry Olmstead, Private, Co. F, Present Post Office Address: Independence.

1885 Iowa State Census: Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa: Henry Olmstead (S 1/2 & 2 in 52, age 39, agr. clerk, born Penn.), Sarah Olmstead (age 24, born Buchanan County, Iowa), Harry Olmstead (age 5, born Buchanan County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Washington, Buchanan County, Iowa: Henry Olmstead (born Feb. 1845, age 55, married 21 years, born Pennsylvania, paper hanger, father born Vermont, mother born New York), wife Sarah A. Olmstead (born Feb. 1860, age 40, married 21 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa, father born Ireland, mother born Canada), son Harry Olmstead (born Mar. 1882, age 18, born Iowa), mother-in-law Mary Gilligan (born Oct. 1832, age 67, widowed, born Canada).

1905 Iowa State Census: Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa: Henry Olmstead, Sarah A. Olmstead and Harry Olmstead.

1910 Census: Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa: Sarah Olmstead, age 50, married 1 time, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa, father born Ireland, mother born Canada), mother Mary Gilligan (age 76, widowed, born Canada, father born Ireland, mother born Ireland), NOTE, Sarah is not listed as widowed, but I could not find Henry Olmstead).

Henry Olmstead died Jan. 18, 1912. (Pension Index Record) and is buried in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Plat 2, Block 26, Lot 2, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa.

INDEPENDENCE PIONEER VETERAN PASSES AWAY

Henry Olmstead Has Been Resident of City since Civil War and Honored Citizen

Independence, Iowa, January 30 – – in the death of Henry Olmstead, Independence suffered the loss of another of the honored veterans of the Civil War. Mr. Olmstead passed away at his home in the city the latter part of the week, after an illness extending over two years, being a suffer of tubercular trouble. Funeral services were conducted at St. Joseph's church on Sunday afternoon, Robert H Reinert officiating. Interment was made in St. John's Cemetery. At the grave services were conducted under the auspices of the G. A. R., a large number of the comrades of the deceased veteran attending. Mr. Olmstead was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1845, coming to Iowa in his boyhood, the family first locating on a farm near Edgewood, Iowa, where he resided until his enlistment in the Army. Mr. Olmstead enlisted in company F, 27th Iowa, January 1, 1864, and was mustered into service January 25, of that year. July 17, 1865, he was transferred to company F, 12th Iowa infantry, and was mustered out of service January, 1866. After receiving an honorable discharge from Army life, Mr. Olmstead took up his residence in the city, where on October 16, 1878, he was united in marriage with Ms. Sarah Kilsether, by whom he is survived. Three children were born to this union, two dying in infancy. Their son Harry Olmstead, passed away September 29, 1909.

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Tuesday, January 30, 1912

The identical obituary was also published in the Waterloo Evening Courier, Jan. 30, 1912.

His widow Sarah A. Olmstead filed for a pension on Feb. 24, 1912.

1920 Census: Washington Township, Buchanan County, Iowa: William A. Joslin (age 85, widowed, born Vermont), housekeeper Sarah Olmstead (age 59, widowed, born Iowa, father born Ireland, mother born Canada)

Sarah (Kilfeather) Olmstead died Oct. 20, 1943 and is buried in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Plot 2, Bock 26, Lot 2, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa.


Paxton, Samuel A (Note I found alternate spellings of the last name: PAXON and PAXSON) He was born about 1842 in New York. He was the son of Seth Paxson and Mercy Ann Webster.

1850 Census, Hamburg, Erie County, New York: Seth Paxson (age 35, farmer, born Penn), Mary Ann Paxson (age 29, born NY), Louisa Paxson (age 11, born NY), Samuel Paxson (age 8, born NY) and James Paxson (age 6, born NY).

1860 Census: Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa: Seth Paxson (age 47, merchant, born PA), Mercy Paxson (age 37, born NY), Louisa A. Paxson (age 21, born NY), Saml A. Paxson (age 18, born NY), Jas. C. Paxson (age 15, born NY), and Ida E. Paxson (age 5, born Illinois).

Samuel A. Paxson died Nov 1, 1862 at Elk, Iowa. He is buried in Campton/ Oak Hill Cemetery, Buchanan County, Iowa, Add 1 Lot 159, Co. F. 27th Ia Inf. GAR member Post Lamont, Iowa. NOTE: Tombstone has his name as PAXON.


Peers, Curtis C. He was born in 1826 in New York. He married Alminda E. Hosier. She was the daughter of Isaac Hosier (1774- 1835) and Polly Hasley (1772-1835).

1850 Census: Pittsfield, Warren County, Pennsylvania: Curtiss Pierce (age 26, born New York), Alminda Pierce (age 24, born New York) (Note this one might not be them, - This was the only Curtis I found that could be him.)

1856 Iowa State Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa; Nathaniel Hempstead, age 27), Almira Hempstead (age 22), Cutis C. Peers (age 32, born New York), Alminda E. Peers (age 23, born New York). They had been in Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Curtis C. Peers (age 35, born New York), Alminda E. Peers (age 33, born New York) and Ida A. Peers (age 2, born Iowa).

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 67571
Grave No: 0
Last Name: Peers
First Name: Curtis C.
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service :Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Exchanged and mustered out August 8, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1197
Place Captured : Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/1/1862
Age at Muster: 39
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

1870 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Curtis C. Piers (age 45, born New York), Orlinda E. Piers (age 43, born New York), Ida Piers (age 12, born Iowa), Ada Piers (age 2, born Iowa) and Polly Witter (age 77, born New York)

As we read the honor roll of those forming the nucleus around which others soon gathered we find the names of D. K. Fox and wife, William Acers, Adolphus Hardenderf and Alminda Peer, and the latter informs us that her mother, Mrs. Polly Witter, was also among these charter members. D. K. Fox was appointed class leader and continued so for three years.

Delaware County, Iowa Church & Religious Directory, FIRST NINE YEARS OF THE METHODIST CHURCH.

1880 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: C. C. Peers (age 54, born New York, putting in pumps), wife A. E. Peers (age 52, born New York) and daughter Ada I. Peers (age 11, born Iowa).

List of Pensioners on the Roll Jan 1, 1883: Delaware County, Iowa; No. of Certificate: 67,594 Name of Pensioner: Curtis c. Peers. Post-Office Address: Manchester. Cause for Which Pensioned: wound r. thigh. Monthly Rate; $4.00. Date of Original Allowance: left blank.

1885 Iowa State Census: Delaware County, Iowa: Curtis C. Peers (Howard Add., age 60, pump dealer, born New York), Alminda E. Peers (age 58, born New York), Ida Peers (age 26, born Delaware County), Ada Peers (age 16). (Note he was indexed as Carter C. Peers).

1895 Iowa State Census: Second Ward, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Curtis C. Peers (age 70, born New York).

Curtis C. Peers died Feb. 8, 1897 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

His widow Alminda E. Peers filed for a pension on Feb. 15, 1897 in Iowa.

Alminda C. Hosier Peers (born April 5, 1827), died Jan. 7, 1913. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.


Perry, Harrison Ward He was born July 6, 1836 in Peru, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Alden Perry and Hannah Young. He married Delia Ann Jewett on May 6, 1858 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934. His sister, Marie Perry, married Hiram Mackey who also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

Mr. Talcott was married on September 15, 1864, to Olive Perry, of Hampshire, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alden and Hannah (Young) Perry, the mother a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, and the father of Hampshire, that state. They grew to maturity there and were educated and married in their native state, and came to Greeley, Iowa, in 1859 and in that vicinity Mr. Perry bought wild land, which he improved and in 1861 he moved to Maynard, where he lived until his death, in 1874, his wife dying in the 1894. Before coming West they maintained a hotel in Massachusetts. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Their family consisted of three children: Marie married Hiram Mackey, of Fayette county; Harrison, who is now deceased, was in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in which he served for a period of three years; he married Delia Jewett and they lived in Maynard; Olivia, the youngest member of Mr. Perry's family, is the wife of Mr. Talcott.

(from a biography for Lemuel Dean Talcott married to Harrison Perry's sister Olivia.)

PERRY, Alden (will)
Surnames: PERRY, MACKEY, TALLCOTT, HUNTER, BRASLETON

Alden PERRY, of Greeley, Elk Twp, Delaware Co, Iowa, dtd 24 Apr. 1873, probated 27 Oct 1874, p 84. Wf, Hannah C. Older dau, Lueza Mari Mackkey; heirs of son Harrison W Perry, dec; younger dau, Olivea A Tallcott. Wit: A C Hunter, Samuel Brasleton.

1850 Census, Worthington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts: Alden Perry (age 48, farmer, born Mass.), Hannah Perry (age 38, born New York), Lucy Ann Perry (age 16, born Mass.), Harrison W. Perry (age 14, born Mass.), Olivia E. Perry (age 8, born Mass.), and Bernard Healy (age 29, laborer, born England).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware county, Iowa: Alden Perry (age 49), Hannah Perry (age 43), Harrison Perry (age 19), Olivia Perry (age 15), and Allen D. Brown (age 10). They were all born in Massachusetts. The numbers of years in Iowa was left blank, so I would assume they had been in Iowa less than 1 year.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Harrison Perry (age 24, farmer, born Massachusetts), Delia A. Perry (age 24, born Ohio) and Capitola E. Perry (age 1, born Iowa). His parents Alden (age 53) and Hannah Perry (age 47) and his sister Olivia (age 18) were living next door.

1870 Census: Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa: Harrison Perry (age 33, farmer, born Mass.), Anna Perry (age 34, born Ohio), Capitola Perry (age 11, born Iowa ), Frances Perry (age 9, born Iowa), Mary Perry (age 7, born Iowa), and George Perry (age 4, born Iowa).

Harrison W. Perry died in 1872 and is buried in Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Fayette County, Iowa.

1880 Census: Harlan, Fayette County, Iowa; Delia A. Perry (age 44, widowed, born Ohio), daughter Ermina A. Perry (age 17), and son George K. Perry (age 13). Capitola E. Barnes was living next door with her husband Matthew A. and son Walter. On the other side, 3 houses over was Hannah Perry (age 68, widowed).

His widow Delia A. Perry filed for a pension on May 31, 1888.


Putnam, Orlando He was the son of Simeon Walker Putnam (1805 - 1894) and Rhoda Watson (1805-?).

1850 Census: Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois: S. W. Putnam (age 45, farmer, born Maine), Rhoda Putnam (age 45, born Maine), Caroline Putnam (age 22, born Maine), Elizabeth Putnam (age 21, born Maine), Rhoda Putnam (age 19, born Maine), Fanny Putnam (age 15, born Maine), Melvin Putnam (age 12, born PA.), William Putnam (age 10, born Ill.), John W. Putnam (age 8, born Ill.), Hester Putnam (age 7, born Ill. ) and Orlando Putnam (age 5, born Ill.).

1856 Iowa State Census: Milo, Delaware County, Iowa: Simeon Putnam (age 52, born Maine, farmer), Rhoda Putnam (age 51, born Maine), Melvin Putnam (age 18, born Penn.), Wesley Putnam (age 14, born Illinois) and Orlando Putnam (age 11, born Illinois).

1860 Census; Prairie, Delaware county, Iowa; S. W. Putnam (age 54, farmer, born Maine), Rhoda Putnam (age 54, born Maine), John w. Putnam (age 19, born Illinois), and Orlando Putnam (age 15, born Illinois).

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 19370
Grave No: 9370
Last Name: Putman
First Name: Orlando
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 27
State: IOWA
Branch Of Service : Infantry
Date of Death: 9/20/1864
Cause of Death: Scorbutus
Remarks*
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1197
Place Captured: Union Mississippi
Date Captured: 2/22/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Died at Andersonville
Muster date: 9/1/1862
Age at Muster: 21
More Information Available : NO

NOTE: Also held at Cahaba Alabama

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Orlando Putnam, Private, IA 27 IA Inf F, born Ireland, died 20 Sept. 1864, Andersonville, GA, Cemetery: Andersonville National, Andersonville, GA. Comments: 9370-enl 14 Aug. 1862, age 21, res Delaware Co. POW 22 Feb. 1864, Union MS died while POW. (NOTE: the military records do say IRELAND as place of birth. That is, no doubt, an error. Census records show that he was born in Illinois).

Andersonville Prisoners of War: Surname: Orlando Putnam. Rank: PRIVATE Company: F Regiment: 27 State: IA Arm of Service: INFANTRY Death Date: 20 Sep 1864 Cause of Death: SCORBUTUS Remarks: O. PUTNAM, 08/20/1864, p. 12 [3] Page: 284 More Information: NO Code: 19370 Grave: 9370

His father Simeon W. Putnam filed for a pension on July 30, 1869. His mother Rhoda Putnam filed for a pension on June 3, 1870.


Rardin, Samuel He was born Sept. 29, 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He was the son of Samuel Rardin (April 5, 1794 - June 4, 1890) and Malinda Lemira Fairbanks (Oct. 12, 1800 - 1853). He married Clarissa Jane Clark about 1857.

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Waterville, Le Sueur County, Minnesota: Samuel Rardin (age 45, born Ohio), Clarissa Rardin (age 35, born NY), Willis Rardin (age 16, born Iowa), George N. Rardin (age 9, born Iowa), Sarah L. Rardin (age 3, born Minn), Patrick H. Rardin (age 1, born Minnesota).

1880 Census: Waterville, Le Sueur, Minnesota; Samuel Raridan (age 50, farmer, born Ohio), Clara J. Raridan (age 41, born NY), daughter Cynthia Raridan (born age 13, born Iowa), son Joseph M. (age 10, born Minnesota), daughter Sarah L. Raridan (age 8, born Minnesota) son Patrick H. (age 6, born Minnesota), daughter Fanny M. Raridan (age 3, born Minnesota) and Nephew Amos Raridan (age 25, born Ohio)

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Waterville, Le Sueur, Minnesota: Samuel Raridan (age 54, born Ohio), C. J. Raridan (age 45, born NY), Martin Raridan (age 15, born Minn.), Laura Raridan (age 12, born Minn), P. H. Raridan (age 11, born Minn), F. M. Raridan (age 8, born Minn.), C. A. Byars (age 19, born Iowa), Cora Byars (age 3, born Minn), and E A. Byars (age 1, born Minn.).

Samuel Rardin died Sept. 9, 1886 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota. (Block: 9 Lot: 29, Section/Plot: SEC N 1/2)

Samual [sic] Reardin [sic], of Long Lake, dropped dead at St. Cloud yesterday from heart disease. Mr. Reardin [sic] was 65 years of age and had gone to that city to have some pension papers made out. The remains were brought to Brainerd to-day and taken to Losey & Dean's undertaking rooms where they were prepared for burial.

(Brainerd Dispatch, 10 September 1886, p. 4, c. 3) [Contributed by A. Nelson]

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Samuel Rardin, Private, Co. F, Regt. 27th Iowa Inf. Cemetery: Evergreen, City or Town: Brainerd. County and State: Crow Wing, Minn. Date of Death : Sept. 9, 1886.

His widow Clarissa J. Rardin filed for a pension on Nov. 11, 1887 in Minnesota.

1890 Veteran's Census: Morrisville, Crow Wing County, Minnesota: Clarissa Rardin, widow of Samuel Rardin, Private, Co. F, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted July 15, 1862. Discharged June 22, 1865. Served 2 years 11 months. Post-Office Address: Brainerd, Minn.

Clarissa J. (Clark) Rardin died Sept. 26 1894 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota. (Block: 9 Lot: 29, Section/Plot: SEC N 1/2)

Children of Samuel Rardin and Clarissa Jane Clark:

  1. Willis Henry Rardin (Oct. 31, 1858 - Oct. 8, 1924)
  2. George Nelson Rardin (1861 - Sept. 22, 1946)
  3. Cynthia Ann Rardin (Jul. 1866 - 1929)
  4. Joseph Martin Rardin (Dec. 26, 1869 - Oct. 3, 1945)
  5. Sarah L. Rardin (1872 - ?)
  6. Patrick Herbert Rardin (Sept. 28, 1874 - Aug. 13, 1962)
  7. Fannie M. Rardin (1877 - 1895)

Note: there was some indication that he may have been married twice. Some family trees list him first married to Catharine Boyde and list 3 children: Mary Rardin (born 1851), Elizabeth Jane Rardin (born 1852) and Samuel Rardin (born 1854).


Robertson, Mathew Henry He was born about 1844 in Illinois. He was the son of William Robertson ((Aug. 25, 1805 - Feb. 18, 1885) and Isabella Williamson (Mar. 15, 1815 - May 6, 1855). Online family trees have him listed as Henry.

1850 Census: Clinton, DeKalb, Illinois: William Robertson (age 45, farmer, born NY), Isabella Robertson (age 36, born NY), Mathew Robertson (age 6, born Ill.), William R. Robertson (age 4, born Ill), Robert Robertson (age 2, born Ill), and Margaret Robertson (age 1/12, born Ill).

Matthew H. Robertson, died Jan 29, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of chronic bronchitis


Roe, Daniel Edwin He was born June 10, 1840 in Owego, Tioga County, New York. He was the son of Elisha Roe (Nov. 13, 1814 - Apr. 19, 1893) and Almira Asenath Merrihew (Mar. 4, 1819 - Feb. 1861). Both parents are buried in Noble Cemetery, Edgewood, Delaware County, Iowa. He married Louisa R. Fletcher on Nov. 13, 1870 in Warren County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Robert Fletcher and Rhoda Parsons.

1850 Census: Norwich, Chenango County, New York: Elisha Roe (age 35, farmer, born New York), Almira Roe (age 32, born New York), Daniel Roe (age 10, born New York), Albert Roe (age 8, born New York), Mary Roe (age 5, born New York), George Roe (age 3, born New York), Robert E. Roe (age 1, born New York) and Uzziel Roe (age 75, born New York).

1860 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Elisha Roe (age 45, born New York), Almira A. Roe (age 41, born New York), Daniel E. Roe (age 20, born New York), James A. Roe (age 17, born New York), George H. Roe (age 13, born New York), Robert E. Roe (age 11, born New York), Warner C. Roe (age 9, born New York) and Ida E. Roe (age 3, born Illinois)

1875 Cass County Militia Roll: Surname: Roe, Given: D. E., Age: 35, Location: Franklin, Page 89.

1880 Census, District 34, Franklin, Cass County, Iowa: Daniel Roe (age 39, farmer, born New York), wife Louisa Roe, age 27, born Illinois), daughter Effie Roe (age 8, born Iowa), son Alexander Roe (age 6, born Iowa), son George Roe (age 4, born Iowa), and son Frederic Roe (age 8/12, born Sept. in Iowa).

1900 Census: Franklin, Cass County, Iowa: Daniel E. Roe (born June 1840, age 59, married 30 years, born New York, farmer), wife Louisa R. Roe (born Jan. 1853, age 47, married 30 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), son Fredrick A. (born Sept. 1879, age 20, born Iowa), son Alexander C. (born Sept. 1873, age 26, born Iowa), son Chester A. Roe (born Apr. 1889, age 13, born Iowa) and daughter Grace P. Roe (born July 1889, age 10, born Iowa). (this family was indexed as Ror).

1910 Census: Franklin, Cass County, Iowa: Daniel E. Roe (age 69, married 1 time for 39 years, born New York, general farm), wife Louisa R. Roe (age 69, age 57, married 1 time for 39 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), son Alexander C. Roe (age 36, born Iowa), son Fredrick A. Roe (age 30, born Iowa), son Chester A. Roe (age 22, born Iowa), daughter Grace P. Roe (age 20, divorced, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), grandson Edwin Fawn(?), (age 2, born Iowa)

1915 Iowa State Census: Franklin, Cass County, Iowa: D. E. Roe (age 74, County Cass, Township Franklin, Occupation Retired Farmer, Extent of Education: Common 2, can read and write, birthplace NY, Value of farm or Home 43,500, no encumbrances, Church Affiliation: Baptist, father's birth place New York, mother's birth place New York.)

1920 Census: Franklin, Cass County, Iowa: Daniel Roe (age 79, born New York), wife Louisa (age 66, born Illinois), son Alexander (age 46, born Iowa) and son Chester (age 32, born Iowa.

1925 Iowa State Census: Franklin, Cass County, Iowa; Daniel E. Roe (age 84, born New York, fathers name Elisha Roe, born New York. Mother's name Almira Merihew, born New York, parents married in New York, served in the Civil War), wife Louisa R. Roe (age 71, born Illinois, father's name Robert Fletcher, born England, mother's name Rhoda Parsons, born Illinois. Parents married in Rossville, Ill.), son Alec Roe (age 51, born Iowa, father's name Daniel E. Roe, born New York, mother's name Louisa Fletcher, born Illinois, parents married in Iowa).

Daniel Edwin Roe died Feb. 18, 1927 and is buried in Jameson Cemetery, Wiota, Cass County, Iowa, Lot New, Section 89 So. (Note Find a Grave has this cemetery listed as Wiota Cemetery). (Note : Pension Index Record says Feb. 18, 1928).

Louisa R. (Fletcher) Roe (born Jan. 31, 1853) died July 12, 1932.

Children of Daniel Edwin Roe and Louisa R. Fletcher:

  1. Effie Jean Roe b: 30 Sep 1871 in Wiota, Cass, IA
  2. Alexander Charles Roe b: 21 Sep 1873 in Wiota, Cass, IA
  3. George Francis Roe b: 11 May 1876 in Wiota, Cass, IA
  4. Frederick Alison Roe b: 12 Sep 1879 in Wiota, Cass, IA
  5. Chester Allen Roe b: 26 Apr 1887 in Wiota, Cass, IA
  6. Grace Pearl Roe b: 27 Jul 1889 in Wiota, Cass, IA

Rolfe, Edward He was born Dec. 19, 1818 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He was the son of Jesse Rolfe (1781 - Aug. 1855) and Mary Ann Austin (? - Aug. 8, 1855). He married Charlotte North on Nov. 6, 1846 in Maidstone, Kent England. (England, Marriages, 1538-1973)

Hard Marches, Hard Crackers and Hard Beds
The Edward Rolfe Civil War Letters & Diaries

Laurence F. Lillibridge has granted me (Elaine Johnson) permission to use excerpts from the above listed book. Please note that this material is copyrighted and has only been reproduced with the permission of the author. Specifically he gave me permission to use:

Edward Rolfe's Biography

Edward Rolfe's Obituary

Newspaper articles regarding the 27th

This is the only book I have found written specifically about the 27th Iowa. It is very interesting to read. If you are interested in purchasing this book, the author has provided me with this information:

Excerpted from HARD MARCHES, HARD CRACKERS AND HARD BEDS
with the permission of the author Laurence F. Lillibridge

"I HAVE DONE MY DUTY"

In a letter to Charlotte, Edward wrote, "give me Iowa and my own Sweet Home and Happy Family" In another he wrote "Home what a joyful sound." He survived the many battles of the war to return to the long-awaited reunion with Charlotte and the children at the Iowa farm home.

On August 15, 1862, he enlisted as a private and nearly three years later was discharged as a corporal. On August 8, 1865, Edward was discharged from the Union Army at Clinton, Iowa, and soon after he was united with Charlotte and his family, having been away for almost three long years.

The children had grown and changed and Edward had to get acquainted with them when he returned. Young Edward was now a grown man of seventeen years, Ellen was a young lady of fifteen, teen-ager Emily was thirteen, and "little" Lydia had reached the age of five years. His appearance was different also as he had stopped shaving and had grown a long beard which he wore the rest of his life. He age was now forty-six years and nine months.

From his letters we know he was a religious man. In one of his letters he said, "I do not believe in the business of killing men." He advised Charlotte and the children many times in his letters to, "pray to GOD for my safe return." Surely they felt that their prayers had been answered for he returned safely and had not received any serious injuries or wounds in the many battles the 27th Regiment had fought.

He did suffer for the rest of his years from the effects of the heat stroke that he had on June 5, 1863, while marching to Moscow, Tennessee. It affected both his eyes and nerves. He was happy to resume operating the farm again, but was unable to work in the sun or the summer heat.

His son Edward helped him, with affidavits from neighbors and friends who served with him in the army, to apply for a disability pension in 1889. From May of 1889 through August 1890, they filed affidavits, forms and all the necessary papers with the War Department in Washington D.C.

Sometime later, Edward received the maximum pension amount allowed of $12.00 a month, retroactive to 1889. The pension was raised to $20.00 per month in 1907.

After Edward returned home, he enjoyed working to improve the land and the farm buildings. He operated the farm for another twenty seven and a half years after the war.

Their youngest daughter, Lydia died in 1889, at the early age of twenty-nine years. When Charlotte died on March 9, 1893, Edward retired and rented the farm. He lived with Emily and Edward Junior in the summers and spent the winter months with his daughter Ellen Bogue at Oxford, Florida. For the rest of his years he made his home with his children, living for a time with one, then moving on to stay with another. During those seventeen years, his home was wherever he hung his hat. He was Grandpa Rolfe to a large family of grandchildren whom he enjoyed and entertained with his jokes, stories, games, and songs from the war.

Edward was proud to be a veteran of a volunteer Civil War regiment and was pleased to be a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the veterans' organization. He attended many of the annual reunions while he was able to do so.

He remained active during his retirement years, always walking several miles a day. At the age of ninety while he was visiting at the home of one of his daughters, he fell and broke some ribs. Early the next morning she looked into his room to see how he felt and his bed was empty for he had arisen, dressed, and gone on an early morning walk!

Edward was a patriot and he proudly served as a Union soldier in Company F of the 27th Regiment of Iowa volunteers. He felt it was his duty to help save the Union. He advised young Edward in a letter, to "Be a Man & a Union Man to the Stars and Stripes." In another-- "I have stood in battle line three times but no thought of fear entered my mind." Another letter states, "[I am] in an enemys country putting my life for my county[,] not only my country[,] but for my family and the coming generation." When the war was coming to an end Edward wrote, "I have done my duty to my adopted country."

1856 Iowa State Census, Oneida, Delaware County, Iowa: Edward Ralph Sr. (age 38, born England), Charlotte Ralph (age 36, born England), Edward Ralph, Jr. (age 9, born England), Ellen Ralph (age 7, born England) and Emerly B. Ralph (age 5, born Illinois). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census, Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: Edward Rolfe (age 40, farmer, born England), Charlotte Rolfe (age 38, born England), Edward Rolfe (age 12, born England), Ellen Rolfe (age 10, born England), Emily Rolfe (age 9, born Illinois) Mary Jane Rolfe (age 2, born Iowa) and Lydia Rolfe (age 11/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Richland, Delaware County, Iowa; Edward Rolfe (age 51, farmer, born England), wife Charlotte Rolfe (age 49, born England), son Edward Rolfe Jr., (age 22, born England), and daughter Lydia (age 10, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Richland, Delaware County, Iowa; Edward Rolfe, (age 61, farmer, born England), wife Charlotte Rolfe (age 59, born England).

1885 Iowa State Census; Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: Edward Rolfe (Township 90, Range 6, Section 17, NE NWSW, Age 66, born England), Charlotte Rolfe (age 64, born England).

He filed for a pension on Apr. 1, 1889 in Iowa.

Charlotte (North) Rolfe (born Mar. 26, 1821), died Mar. 9, 1893.. She is buried in Campton Cemetery, Lamont, Buchanan County, Iowa

1910 Census: District 61, Madison, Buchanan county, Iowa: David M. Brown (age 59), wife Emily Brown (age 58, married 40 years, 5 children born 5 still living, born Illinois), daughter Mary E. Brown (age 37) and father-in-law Edward Rolfe, (age 91, widowed, born England).

Edward Rolfe died June 26, 1911 in Florida. He is buried in Campton Cemetery, Lamont, Buchanan County, Iowa. (source: HARD MARCHES, HARD CRACKERS AND HARD BEDS) WPA Records say he is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Buchanan County, Iowa. Another source has the cemetery listed as Campton/Oak Hill Cemetery. Find A Grave has it listed as Campton Cemetery. The photo of the entrance says Campton - Oak Hill Cemetery. So they appear to be the same cemetery.

Excerpted from HARD MARCHES, HARD CRACKERS AND HARD BEDS
with the permission of the author Laurence F. Lillibridge


From the Lamont Leader Thursday, June 29, 1911:

Edward Rolfe Dies in Florida

Mrs. D. M. Brown received a telegram Friday from relatives at Oxford, Florida conveying the sad news that Edward Rolfe had suffered a stroke of paralysis. A letter received later gave his condition as critical and on Tuesday morning another dispatch came announcing his death. The body will be brought here for burial as this was his dying request and will arrive Thursday or Friday. The end came very sudden and unexpected to his daughter Mrs. Brown. "Grandpa" Rolfe, as he is known here was in his ninety-third year.


On June 26, 1911, five days after suffering a stroke at the home of his daughter Ellen Bogue in Oxford, Florida, he died at the age of ninety-two years, six months, and seven days. The old soldier was returned to his beloved Iowa where he was laid to rest beside Charlotte in the Campton Cemetery at the Sough edge of Lamont, Iowa.

Young Edward thought his father, being a veteran, was entitled to be buried at government expense. He was unable to receive funds to pay the burial expenses of $151.75, because his father's estate was too large. The estate's total assets were $38.00 in cash, and the farm, located east of Lamont, which was valued at $4,000.00.


From the front page of the Lamont Leader, Lamont, Iowa, on Thursday, July 6, 1911;

LAST RITES FOR LATE EDWARD ROLFE

Pioneer Citizen, Soldier, Comrade, Neighbor and Friend
Answers Last "TAPS" and Goes to His Eternal Reward--
Summary of a Noble Life

Edward Rolf[e] was born at Maidstone, Kent County, England, Dec. 19, 1818 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ellen Bogue at Oxford, Florida June 26, 1911 at the age of 92 years six months and seven days, after a stroke of paralysis which came five days previous.

He was united in marriage with Charlotte North in 1846 in England. In 1851 he with his wife and two children came to America and settled in Jo Davis County, Illinois. Two years later he came to this county and purchased the farm east of town that he has since owned. In 1893 his wife died and he has since made his home with his daughter Mrs. Emily Brown of this city and spent most of his winters with another daughter Mrs. Ellen Bogue at Oxford, Florida and his son Edward Rolf[e].

Edward Rolf[e] was a veteran of the Civil War being a member of Company F. 27th Iowa Infantry serving three years in the south in defense of his county. As a comrade his record is unsullied and his earthly march ended and he was tenderly taken to the bivouac of the dead.

"Sleep, Comrade, sleep, thy warfare o'er,
Safe Bivouacked on the 'other shore.'
Ended the fight, the battle won
the nobler, higher life begun."

Mr. Rolf[e] was the father of eight children, four of whom died in infancy and the youngest daughter Lydia died at the age of twenty nine years. The three living are Mrs. D. M. Brown of this city, Mrs. Ellen Bogue and Edward Rolf[e] of Oxford, Florida.

After a busy and useful life he died as he had lived----honored, trusted and respected by all who have known this pioneer and citizen. Grandpa Rolf[e] was among the early settlers of this vicinity who carved out a home in the new frontier which tried the mettle of men. At all times he met the trying scenes of those days with fortitude and trust. His greatest monument is not of marble or granite but a memory of noble deeds.

The body arrived here from Oxford, Florida Thursday accompanied by his son Edward Rolf[e]. The funeral was held Saturday morning from the F. B. Church conducted by Rev. C. H. True of Edgewood an old friend of the deceased who, in an able discource, paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of this true citizen, soldier and friend. A large number of relatives and friends congregated to pay respect to his memory. Mr. Rolf[e] lived an unassuming Christian life. The body was laid to rest in the family lot on Oak Hill Cemetery (*) amid a profusion of floral tributes. The pall bearers were the grandsons, Reuben and Ransom Rolfe, Henry Brown, R. D. Kinney, James Rizer and Earl Sheppard.

Those from away who were here to attend the funeral were Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Sheppard of Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Durey of Masonville, Frank Lillibridge and Ransome Rolfe of Onieda, Mr. Binning and son Clarence of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. James Rizer of Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Kinney of Oelwein.

(*) Oak Hill Cemetery is now known as the Campton Cemetery. Located south east of and near Lamont, Iowa, in Buchanan County, it is named for the pioneer Delaware County community of Campton which was a few miles east of the town of Lamont.


Rulon, Hosea He was born about 1837 in Jackson County, Indiana. He was the son of William Rulon (1795-1870) and Mary Ashcraft (1810-1870). He married Martha Jane Bloodworth on Dec. 16, 1863 in Elk, Clayton County, Iowa. (Marriage Record on film 1255482). She was the daughter of John B. Bloodworth and Alphebe Waggoner. His brother Hebron Rulon married Elizabeth (Oliver ) Ross, the widow of Robert Ross, who served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Malory, Clayton County, Iowa: William Ruland (age 55, born NJ), Mary Ruland (age 44, born NJ), Hubben Ruland (age 22, born NJ), Samuel Ruland (age 19, born NJ), Monroe Ruland (age 15, born NJ), Anne Ruland (age 21, born NJ), Rachel Ruland (age 16, born NJ), Hosea Ruland (age 13, born II), Mary Ruland (age 12, born IA), Phebe S. Ruland (age 9, born IA) and Sarah Ruland (age 6, born IA).

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: William Rulm (age 60, farmer, born New Jersey), Mary Rulm (age 50, born New Jersey), Hebborn Rulm (age 33, born New Jersey), Rachel Rulm, (age 28, born New Jersey), James M. Rulm (age 24, born New Jersey), Hosea Rulm (age 23, born Indiana), Mary Rulm (age 21, born Indiana), Phebe J. Rulm (age 19, born Indiana), Sarah Rulm (age 16, born Indiana)

1860 Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Alphebe Bloodworth (age 48, born Alabama), Mary Bloodworth (age 21), Elizabeth Bloodworth (age 20), Martha Bloodworth (age 18), John Bloodworth (age 16), James Bloodworth (age 14), Joseph Bloodworth (age 12), Marion Bloodworth (age 10), Jackson Bloodworth (age 8) and Charles Bloodworth (age 6). .

Hosea Rulon died of smallpox while serving with the army.

His widow Martha J. Rulon filed for a pension on Jan. 26, 1865. His unit was shown as (side Union), Co. D. 1st Battalion, Mississippi Marine Brigade Cavalry. It appears that he enlisted with another unit after he was discharged from the 27th Iowa.

According to family trees found online, after the death of Hosea Rulon, Martha J. (Bloodworth) Rulon married Samuel Halfhill and had a large family. She died Sept. 17, 1914 in Kansas.


Sargent, George Washington He was born August 5, 1847, in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He was the son of Americus Vespucious Sargent and Mary Haven Whipple. He married Addie M. Woodward on Nov. 14, 1879 in Dubuque, Iowa. His brothers James W. Sargent and Van Buren Whipple Sargent also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire: Americus Sargent (age 28, farmer, born Vermont), Mary H. Sargent (age 30, born NH), Van Buren Sargent (age 5, born NH), George W. Sargent (age 2, born NH) and James W. Sargent (age 2, born NH).

1860 Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; A. V. Sargent (age 38, farmer, born Vermont), Mary Sargent (age 40, born New Hampshire ), Van Buren Sargent (age 15, born New Hampshire), George W. Sargent (age 12, born New Hampshire), James W. Sargent (age 12, born New Hampshire) and Herbert E. Sargent (age 7, born New Hampshire).

1880 Census, Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin: Washington Sargent, (age 32, keeps livery stable, born New Hampshire), wife Addie Sargent (age 20, born Wisconsin), son Bertie Sargent (age 11/12, born June, born Iowa)

1900 Census: La Crosse Ward 15, La Crosse County, Wisconsin: George Sargent (born Aug. 1848, age 51, married 22 years, born Vermont, traveling salesman medicine), wife Addie Sargent (born March 1863, age 47, married 22 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Wisconsin), son Bert Sargent (born Aug. 1880, age 19, born Iowa), son Edward Sargent (born Oct. 1885, age 15, born Iowa), daughter Louella Sargent (born Sept. 1892, age 7, born Iowa), daughter Eva Sargent (born Sept. 1895, age 4, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Dickinson Ward 3, Stark County, North Dakota: George W. Sargent (age 62, married 1 time for 30 years, born Vermont, hotel keeper), wife Addie Sargent (age 47, married 1 time for 30 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Wisconsin, occupation: Mistress Hotel), daughter Luella Sargent (age 17, born Iowa, Occupation: saleslady confectionary), daughter Eva Sargent (age 14, born Iowa),

1920 Census, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota: George W. Seargent (age 72, born Vermont), wife Addie M. Seargent (age 54, born Wisconsin), grandson Edward McGrane (age 4, born North Dakota), granddaughter Ramona McGrane (age 2, born North Dakota), son-in-law Roy Lee (age 24, born North Dakota) and daughter Eva M. Lee (age 24, born Iowa). (NOTE since the 1900 census shows all the living children and there were only two girls, it would appear that the two children listed here were Laurella's. Of course, they could also be the children of Eva, if she were previously married. The last name was pretty difficult to read, so I went with the name as it was indexed.)

George W. Sargent died Oct. 25, 1925 at Dickinson, N. Dakota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Dickinson Cemetery, Sec.03-T139-R96, Stark County, North Dakota, (Blk 0, Lot 9, Grave 1).

His widow Addie Sargent filed for a pension on Nov. 11, 1926 in North Dakota.

Children of George W. Sargent and Addie M. Woodward:

  1. Bertie Sargent, born June 29, 1879
  2. Eddie Sargent, born Oct. 18, 1885
  3. Claudie Sargent, born Nov. 14, 1889
  4. Laurella Sargent, born Sept. 14, 1892
  5. Eva Sargent, born Sept. 5, 1895.

Sargent, Harvey He was born about 1846 in Vermont. He married Mary Crim on Dec. 16, 177 in Yamhill, Oregon (Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975)

1880 Census: Cedar Creek, Washington County, Oregon: Harvey Sargent (age 33, farmer, born Vermont), wife Mary Sargent (age 20, born Oregon), and daughter Nora Sargent (age 10 months, born Oregon).

He filed for a pension on Oct. 18, 1882 in Oregon.

1890 Veterans Census: Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon: Harvey Sargent, Private, Co. F. 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Feb. 14, 1863, discharged June 2, 1865, served 2 years, 4 months. Post Office Address: Corvallis, Oregon.

1910 Census, Portland Ward 7, Multnomah County, Oregon: James M. Botsford (age 60, married 1 time for 34 years, born Iowa), wife Mary A. Botsford (age 51, married 1 time 34 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Iowa), brother-in-law Harvey Sargent (age 62, divorced, born Vermont).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California: Harvey Sargent, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Each Enlistment: Feb. 29, 1864, Dubuque Iowa, Rank: Privates, Company and Regiment: F, 27 Iowa Inf.. Time and Place of Discharge: May, 2, 1865, Davenport Iowa, Cause of Discharge: Disability, Disabilities when Admitted to the Home: Myalgia. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Vermont; Age: 63, Height 5'3", Complexion: Light, Color of Eyes: Gray, Color of Hair: Dark Gray, can read and write, Religion: Prot., Occupation: Laborer, Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Oregon, Widowed, Name and Address of Nearest Relative: James M. Bodford, 779 Kenilwood Ave. Portland, Oregon. HOME HISTORY: Date of Admission: 6-11-10, date of Death: 3.5.16. Cause of Death: Tubercula.

Harvey Sargent died May 3, 1916 and is buried in Los Angeles National (Sawtelle), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, Row H, Section 7, Grave 6.


Sargent, James Wellington. He was born August 5, 1847, in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He was the son of Americus Vespucious Sargent and Mary Haven Whipple. He married Sarah Love on Aug. 5, 1873. He married second Mary Ellen Cunningham on Jan. 12, 1893 in Prairie Du Sac, Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Boardman Twp. -- James W. Sargent was born in New Hampshire, Aug. 5, 1848. He came to Clayton County, Iowa, at the age of seven years, and was here reared and educated. When sixteen years of age he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and served one year in that regiment, and was then transferred to the Twelfth Regiment, and served as dispatch carrier. Two of his brothers also served in this company. He participated in the battle of Nashville and several others, and was present at the taking of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley. He was discharged at Davenport, Iowa, and came to Elkader, where he has resided since. He was married to Sarah Love on Aug. 5, 1873. Mr. Sargent is engaged in the livery business in this city and keeps a first-class establishment in every particular. He is neutral in his political views.

History of Clayton County Iowa 1882, p. 668
Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1882
Reprinted by: Monona Historical Society, Monona, Iowa
Reproduction by: Unigraphics, Inc., 1401 North Fares Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711, 1975

1850 Census: Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire: Americus Sargent (age 28, farmer, born Vermont), Mary H. Sargent (age 30, born NH), Van Buren Sargent (age 5, born NH), George W. Sargent (age 2, born NH) and James W. Sargent (age 2, born NH).

1860 Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; A. V. Sargent (age 38, farmer, born Vermont), Mary Sargent (age 40, born New Hampshire ), Van Buren Sargent (age 15, born New Hampshire), George W. Sargent (age 12, born New Hampshire), James W. Sargent (age 12, born New Hampshire) and Herbert E. Sargent (age 7, born New Hampshire).

1880 Census, Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa: James W. Sargent (age 32, Livery Keeper, born New Hampshire), wife Sarah L. Sargent (age 29, born Ohio) and servant William H. Love (age 15, born Iowa) -- (was he related to Sarah?)

1900 Census, Cedar Pocahontas County, Iowa: William W. Sargent (born Aug. 1847, age 52, married 7 years, born New Hampshire, Restaurant Keeper), wife Mary E. Sargent (born March 1877, age 23, married 7 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa), son Claudie C. Sargent (born June 1894, age 6, born Iowa), daughter Nadine (born April 1895, age 5, born Iowa), and son George W. Sargent 9born Oct. 1896, age 3, born Iowa). (NOTE: I have no clue why he is listed as William. But this is clearly the right family.)

1910 Census, Cedar, Pocahontas County, Iowa: J. W. Sargent (age 62, married 2 times, currently for 18 years, born New Hampshire, Restaurant Manager), wife Mary E. Sargent, age 33, married 1 time for 18 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Iowa), son Claude C. Sargent (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Nolines D. (age 15, born Iowa), son George W. Sargent (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Mary E. Sargent (age 9, born Iowa) and son John F. Sargent (age 5, born Iowa).

1920 Census, Township 12, Ziebach, South Dakota: James Sargent (age 74, born New York, farmer, general farm), Wife Mary Sargant (age 46, born Iowa), son George Sargant (age 23, born Iowa) and son John Sargant (age 15, born Iowa).

James Wellington Sargent died Feb. 9, 1924 in Faith, Meade County, South Dakota. He is buried in Faith Cemetery, Meade County, South Dakota.

His widow Mary E. Sargent filed for a pension in South Dakota on March 10, 1924.


Sargent, Van Buren Whipple He was born May 5, 1845, in New Hampshire. He was the son of Americus Vespucious Sargent (Dec. 2, 1921 - May 22, 1907) and Mary Haven Whipple (Mar 17, 1821 - Apr. 14, 1890). He married Jane Fowler on Dec. 4, 1866.

Van Buren Whipple Sargent (Under Arrow)

V. W. Sargent (below arrow). The names of the other men are not on the Roster for the 27th Iowa.
Submitted by Tom Busby

1850 Census: Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire: Americus Sargent (age 28, farmer, born Vermont), Mary H. Sargent (age 30, born NH), Van Buren Sargent (age 5, born NH), George W. Sargent (age 2, born NH) and James W. Sargent (age 2, born NH).

1860 Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; A. V. Sargent (age 38, farmer, born Vermont), Mary Sargent (age 40, born New Hampshire ), Van Buren Sargent (age 15, born New Hampshire), George W. Sargent (age 12, born New Hampshire), James W. Sargent (age 12, born New Hampshire) and Herbert E. Sargent (age 7, born New Hampshire).

1870 Census: Coon, Buena Vista County, Iowa: Vanburen W. Sargent (age 25, farmer born New Hampshire), Jane Sargent (age 22, born Illinois), Arthur Sargent (age 2, born Iowa) and Lillie M. Sargent (age 5/12, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Newel, Buena Vista County, Iowa: V. W. Sargent (age 35, farmer, born New Hampshire), wife Jane Sargent (age 33, born Illinois), son Arthur Sargent (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Maud Sargent (age 11, born Iowa), son Ray Sargent (age 9, born Iowa), son Herbert Sargent (age 6, born Iowa) and daughter Jennie Sargent (age 2, born Iowa)

1885 Iowa State Census: Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa: V. W. Sargent (Township 90, Range 32, Section 36, Paint Creek, age 39, farmer, born New Hampshire), Jane Sargent (age 37, born Illinois), Jennie M. Sargent (age 7, born Buena Vista County), Herbert M. Sargent (age 10, born Buena Vista County), Raymond Sargent (age 12, born Buena Vista County), Maud L. Sargent (age 15, born Webster County), and Arthur E. Sargent (age 17, born Clayton County).

1900 Census: Newell, Buena Vista, Iowa: Van Buren Sargeant (born May 1845, age 55, married 33 years, born New Hampshire, farmer), wife Jane Sargeant (born Jan. 1848, age 52, married 33 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Illinois) and Jenny Sargeant (born Dec. 1877, age 22, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Ontario, San Bernardino County, California: Van W. Sargent (age 65, married 1 time for 42 years, born New Hampshire, farmer, orange grove), wife Jane Sargent (age 62, married 1 time for 42 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Illinois).

1920 Census: Ontario, San Bernardino County, California: Van Buren W. Sargent (age 74, born New Hampshire, farmer, fruit farm), wife Jane Sargent (age 76, born Illinois)

Van Buren Whipple Sargent died June 9, 1925 and is buried in Bellevue Cemetery and Mausoleum, 1240 West G Street, Ontario, San Bernardino County, California USA. (Note Pension Index Record says June 15, 1925).

Transcribed and Contributed by Tom Busby, Great Great Grandson of V. W. Sargent, Co. F.

Note: This obituary probably ran in the Fonda Times, a newspaper in Fonda, Iowa. Date it ran is unknown. TB

SOLDIER RESPONDS TO TAPS

From an Ontario, California paper we learn of the death of Van Buren Sargent, which recently occurred in California. Mr. Sargent was one of the first settlers where Fonda now stands, when he came here in 1870 there being but one building here and that was on the opposite side of the Cedar. He went to California about fourteen years ago, and has since resided on the Pacific coast until his demise. The following is taken from the Ontario, California paper:

"Death came to Van Buren Whipple Sargent, ex-Union soldier, at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Holtz, 212 West B Street. Mr. Sargent had made his home with his daughter since the death of his wife in 1920. When he was 17 years old he enlisted as a volunteer. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Arthur E. of Fonda, Iowa, Herbert W. of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mrs. D.A. Kelly, Coronado Beach, Florida, and Mrs. Jennie Holtz of Ontario. Five grandchildren survive Mr. Sargent. Raymond, a son, died several years ago in South America.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Draper's chapel. Interment will be in Bellevue Cemetery. H.S. Woods, commander of Ontario post No. 124, Grand Army of the Republic, has issued a call for the G.A.R. and Women's Relief Corps to attend the services of their late comrade."


Scarbrough, Malon H. He was born about 1840 in Ohio. He was the son of Joseph and Rachael Scarborough.

1850 Census: District 7, Delaware County, Iowa: Joseph Scarborough (age 41, shoemaker, born Penn.), Rachel Scarborough (age 28, born Penn.), Washington Scarborough (age 16, born Ohio), Mahlon Scarborough (age 12, born Ohio), Caspar Scarborough (age 10, born Ohio), John Scarborough (age 6, born Ohio), Letitia Scarborough (age 3, born Ohio) and Wm. H. Scarbrough (age 7/12, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census, Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Joseph Scarborough (age 46, born Penn), Rachael Scarborough (age 45, born Pen), Wm. P. Scarborough (age 21, born Ohio), Malon H. Scarborough (age 18, born Ohio), Joseph C. Scarborough (age 16, born Ohio), John Scarborough (age 13, born Ohio), Letitia Scarborough (age 11, born Ohio), Elizabeth A. Scarborough (age 3, born Iowa) and Rachael E. Scarborough (age 0, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 6 years.

1860 Census, Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Joseph Scarbough (age 52, shoe and boot maker, born Pennsylvania), Rachel W. Scarbough (age 48, born Pennsylvania), Malin Scarbough (age 22, born Ohio), Cooper Scarbough (age 18, born Ohio), John R. Scarbough (age 14, born Ohio), Latecia Scarbough (age 13, born Ohio), Elizabeth Scarbough (age 7, born Iowa) and Rachel E. Scarbough (age 5, born Iowa).

Malon H. Scarbrough died Feb 27, 1865, Eastport, Miss., of small pox.

His father Joseph Scarborough filed for a pension on Sept. 29, 1866.

His mother Rachel Scarborough filed for a pension on July 9, 1867.


Schilling, Fritz He was born about 1826 in Germany. There was a Frederick Schelling that married Anna Mauermann on Sept. 11, 1865 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). I am not certain that it is him, but I did not find another Frederick Schilling in Delaware County.

1860 Census, Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: John Schelling (age 37, eating house, born Switzerland), Verna Schelling (age 37, born Switzerland), Lena Schelling (age 7, born Prussia) and Frederick Schelling (age 34, born Switzerland).

His widow Anna Glissendorf filed for a pension on Jun 26, 1891 in Iowa.

IF the marriage above is correct, then I found another marriage record for an Anna Glissendorf that married in 1903. She was born about 1874 and was the daughter of Frederick Glissendorf and Anna Mauerman. That would probably mean that Fritz Schilling died BEFORE 1874 and that his widow Anna remarried to Frederick Glissendorf.

Fritz Schilling is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. His name on the Pension Record Index was spelled Shilling. Iowa Civil War Burial Records has him listed as Fritz Schilling. WPA Records and Iowa Cemetery Records list him as Fred Schilling.

1870 Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Fredrick Glisendorf (age 30, butcher, born Prussia), Anna Glisendorf (age 23, born Prussia, Germany), Emma Glisendorf (age 1, born Iowa). (Note: Ancestry.com had them indexed as Gleesindof)

1880 Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Frederick Glisendorf (age 41), wife Anna Glisendorf (age 32), daughter Veronia Glisendorf (age 9), daughter Anna Glisendorf (age 4) and daguther Mary Glisendorf (age 1).

The U.S. Veterans Administration Payment Cards shows that Anna Glissendorf, Certificate #438027 was the widow of Fritz Shilling, P, Co F, 27th Iowa Inf. Date of Commencement: Sept. 29, 1916, Date of Certificate July 21, 1919. She died July 12, 1920.

So based on the U.S. Veterans Administration Payment card, and the 1870, 1880 census records, I am certain the information above is correct. Frederick Schilling, probably died before 1869, when the first daughter of Anna Mauerman and Frederick Glissendorf was born.

Update: The 1900 census showed that Fred and Anna Glissendorf had been married 33 years. I also found a family tree that says Anna Mauermann married Frederick Klussendorf on Oct. 9, 1867. The children's names matched what I found on the census records (and the children were listed as Glissendorf) So most likely Frederick Schilling died before Oct. 9, 1867.


Sherman, Daniel He was born July 19, 1825 in Overton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Henry Sherman (Apr. 25, 1801 - May 14, 1878) and Catherine Hunsinger (1802 - Nov. 1834). He married Annis Lorena Larebee about 1847 in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William S. Larabee (1805 - ?) and Annis Scriven (1807-1877). (Note: there are a BUNCH of family trees online. About half say her name was Annis Lorena and half say Annis Lorinda. Her tombstone says Lorena.)

Daniel Sherman Annis Larabee Sherman Photos of Daniel and Annis Sherman were found here

1856 Iowa State Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Daniel Sherman (age 30, born Penn, farmer), Annis L. Sherman (age 26, born Penn). Isadore Sherman (age 7, born Penn.), William H. Sherman (age 5, born Penn.). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Daniel Sherman (age 44, laborer, born Pennsylvania), Annis L. Sherman (age 30, born Pennsylvania), Izadore Sherman (age 12, born Pennsylvania), William H. Sherman (age 9, born Pennsylvania) and George Sherman (age 4, born Iowa). (Note: His age is wrong, but this is clearly the right family.) Living next door were William S Larabee (age 55), Anna Larabee (age 53) and a 16 year old female Larabee - There was a large blob of ink and I could not read her name. According to online family trees there was a Meg Larabee born 1844, so most likely it was her.).

1870 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Daniel Sherman (age 44, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Annis L. Sherman (age 40, born Pennsylvania), George Sherman (age 14, born Iowa) and Ada Sherman (age 7, born Iowa). Living next door was Byron and Isadore Parker (age 30, born Pennsylvania), children George Bryan (age 12), Inez Parker (age 1) and William Sherman (age 20, born Pennsylvania.)

Daniel Sherman died March. 21, 1876 and is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Delaware County, Iowa.

His widow Annis L. Sherman filed for a pension on July 6, 1880.

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Annis L. Sherman (age 55, widowed, born Penn), Daniel A. Sherman (age 11)

Annis Lorena. (Larrabee) Sherman (born Aug. 8, 1828), died Mar. 22, 1898. She is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Delaware County, Iowa.

Children of Daniel Sherman and Annis L. Larabee:

  1. Isadora C. Sherman, b. Dec. 18, 1848, d. Sept. 25, 1927.
  2. William H. Sherman, b. about 1850
  3. George S. Sherman, b. Jun 18, 1856, d. June 8, 1921.
  4. Ada Sherman, born abt. 1863
  5. Daniel A. Sherman, born 1873, died 1942.

Sherman, Elkanah He was born April 1836 in Clinton, Clinton County, New York. He was the son of Elkanah Sherman (Apr. 11, 1790 - 1860) and Susan Parlow (Apr. 18, 1798 - 1836). He married Hulda Ward about 1855 in New York.

1850 Census: Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence County, New York: Henry Ward (age 22,born Canada), Martha Ward (age 17, born N. B.), Alonzo Ward (age 1/12, born New York), Elkanah Sherman (age 50, Carpenter, born Mass), Elkanah Sherman Jr., age 14, born N. B.). (In the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers information below, he said his nearest relative was his sister Martha L. Ward. So it appears that in 1850, he and his father are living with his married sister.)

1860 Census, Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa: Elkney Sherman (age 25, farmer, born NY, Hulda Sherman (age 30, born Canada) and Polly Sherman (age 53, born Canada).

1870 Census: Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota: Elkanah Sherman (age 34, works in sash and door factory, born New York. He was living in a Hotel).

1890 Veterans Schedule, Deer Creek, Madison County, Nebraska: Huldah E. Sherman, Widow of Elkanah Sherman: All that I can find out is that he was a soldier (Private). Post Office Address: Meadow Grove Nebraska: Remarks: I can not get any dates or facts concerning this solder. It appears that his wife thought he was already deceased.

1890 Veterans Schedule, National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Elkanah Sherman, Pvt. Co. F. 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, discharged June 25, 1865, served 2 years, 10 months, 13 days. Disability Incurred: Disease of eyes.

1900 Census: National Home for Disabled Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Elkanah Sherman (born Apr. 1836, age 64, divorced, born New York).

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: Elkanah Sherman (age 69, born New York.)

1910 Census: National Home for Disabled Soldiers, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Northwestern Branch. Elkanah Sherman (age 73, divorced, born New York.

Northwestern Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, Washington County, Wisconsin: Elkanah Sherman: Enlistment: Aug. 11, 1862 in Taylorville Iowa. Rank Pvt. Company and Regiment; F, 27th Iowa Vol. Discharged June 21, 1865 in Memphis Tenn. Rank Pvt. Cause of Discharge: General Order. Certificate Number 344623. Disability: Disease of Eyes. Born in Clinton Co. NY. Resided last at Washburne Wis.. Age when admitted: 52, occupation: Carpenter, Religion: Protestant, Single, No Children under age 16, Name and address of nearest relative: Sister, Mrs. Martha L. Ward, Antelope County, Neb. First Admitted to N. W. Branch by Col. Jno L. Mitchell Aug. 18, 1888. Transportation furnished from Washburn Wisc. Died at Hosp. July 18, 1923. Cause of death: acute cardiac dilations 2 minutes, valvular heart disease. Mitral insufficiency 5 years. Interred in Home Cemetery. Effects delivered Dec. 12, 1923 to May Hick (niece) 261 Mineral St., Milwaukee, Wisc. Authority of Pres. Board Managers dated Dec. 4, 1923.

Elkanah Sherman died July 18, 1923. He is buried in Wood National Cemetery, Section 24, Site 94. (U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006)


Skinner, Charles D. He was born Apr 13, 1839 in New York. He was the son of Joseph (Mar. 31, 1814 - Jan. 7. 1878) and Tirzah Skinner (1813 - Mar. 10, 1864). He married first Caroline Abel on July 4, 1859 in St. Joseph, Michigan. (Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935). He married second Clarissa (Clara E. Hedge) about 1881. (the source for the name of Clara E. Hedge is the marriage record for their son Charles H. Skinner. He married Mabel E. Austin on Dec. 30, 1903 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County Michigan. He was born 1882 and his parents were listed as Charles D. Skinner and Clara E. Hedge.

1850 Census: Middlebury, Elkhart County, Indiana; J. C. Skinner (age 37, boots shoemaker, born NY ), T. Skinner (age 37, born NY), C. Skinner (age 17, born NY), Marietta Skinner (age 15, born NY), E. Skinner (age 13, born NY), Charles Skinner (age 11, born NY), Benj. Skinner (age 7, born Indiana), Nathan Skinner (age 5, born Indiana), Sarah Skinner (age 3, born Indiana), Milan Skinner (age 2, born Indiana) and Hiram Davis (age 24, boot and shoemaker, born NY).

1856 Iowa State Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: J. C. Skinner (age 42, farmer, born NY), Sarah Skinner (age 43, born NJ), Ealon Skinner (age 19, farmer, born NJ), Charles D. Skinner (age 17, farmer, born NJ), Benjamin F. Skinner (age 13, born Indiana), Nathan Skinner (age 11, born Indiana), Sarah Skinner (age 9, born Indiana), Marlan Skinner (age 7, born Indiana), Frank H. Skinner (age 3, born Indiana) and Maria Clark (age 17, born NY)

1860 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Joseph C. Skinner (age 46, farmer, born New York), Tizzah Skinner (age 47, born New Jersey), Ellen Skinner (age 22, born New Jersey), Benjamin F. Skinner (age 17, born Indiana), Nathan Skinner (age 15, born Indiana), Sarah Skinner (age 13, born Indiana), Milan Skinner (age 11, born Indiana), Frank Skinner (age 7, born Indiana), Maria Clark (age 21, born New York), Charles D. Skinner (age 21, born New York) and Caroline Skinner (age 20, born New York.).

1870 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles D. Skinner (age 31, farmer, born New York), Caroline Skinner (age 30, born New York), Louis B. Skinner (age 6, born Iowa), Celestia Skinner (age 4, born Iowa) and Wm. J. Skinner (age 2, born Iowa).

Caroline (Abel)  Skinner died in 1879 and is buried in Lake View Cemetery, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan.

1880 Census: Quincy, Branch County, Michigan: Charles D. Skinner, (age 41, widowed, pump dealer), son L. Benjamin Skinner (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Celestia J. Skinner (age 14, born Iowa) and son Nathan W. Skinner (age 8, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan: Charles Skinner, 4th Sargent, Co. F, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, Discharged Nov. 24, 1862, served 3 months, 11 days. Post-Office Address: Quincy, Michigan, Remarks: Has Rheumatism now sometimes.

1900 Census, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan: Charles Skinner (born Apr. 1839, age 62, married 19 years, born New York, Real Estate Agent), wife Clara Skinner (born Aug. 1851, age 48, married 19 years, born Michigan), son William Skinner (born July 1871, age 29, born Iowa), son Charles Skinner (born Sept. 1881, age 18, born Michigan), daughter Ora Skinner (born Aug. 1884, age 15, born Michigan)

1910 Census: Quincy, Branch, Michigan: Charles D. Skinner (age 71, married 2 times, currently for 29 years, born New York), wife Clara Skinner (age 56, married 1 time for 29 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Michigan).

Charles D. Skinner died Dec 4, 1915 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, Lot 777.

His widow Clarissa E. Skinner filed for a pension on Jan. 15, 1916 in Michigan.

Clara E. (Hedge) Skinner died in 1936 and is buried in Lake View Cemetery, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan.

Children of Charles D. Skinner and Caroline Abel:

  1. Vara Estilla Skinner b: 15 Jun 1858 d. June 15, 1858, Buried Mead Cemetery
  2. Louis B. Skinner b: ABT 1864 in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa
  3. Celestia Skinner b: ABT 1866 in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa
  4. William J. Skinner b: 29 Feb 1868 in Delaware, Delaware , Iowa d. Oct. 14, 1870. Buried Mead Cemetery
  5. Nathan W. Skinner, b. July 1871. (NOTE: Nathan was not listed in the family tree that I found. However, he is on the 1880 census.)

Children of Charles D. Skinner and Clara E. Hedge:

  1. Charles H. Skinner, born Sept. 1881 in Michigan
  2. Ora Skinner, born Aug. 1885 in Michigan

Smith, George Washington He was born Dec. 25, 1825 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Smith and Sarah Cupp. He married Mary Catherine Hyde on Oct. 18, 1854 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Clayton County Marriage Records Index -- Married by: Jo Chapman, JP Vol. 1 Page No. 80.) She was the daughter of John Hansford Hyde (Sept. 21, 1804 - Oct. 17. 1901) and Sarah Hannah Harry (Aug. 14, 18414 - Nov. 8, 1893)

George W Smith and Mary C. Hyde George W. Smith and Mary C. Hyde


George Washington Smith and Mary Catherine (Hyde) Smith. Images and biography found on Find A Grave

Son of William Smith & Sarah Cupp.

Husband of Mary Catherine Hyde, married 1854.

1984 History of Clayton County, Page 688

George W. and Mary Hyde Smith

George W. Smith was born Dec. 25, 1825, and died Aug. 15, 1912, age 86 yrs., 7 mos. and 21 days. He married Mary C. Hyde born June 17, 1834, on Oct. 18, 1854 by Joseph Chapman, J.P.

They were parents of ten children: Alex b. 1855-d. 1932, Milton "Dude". Richard "Dick", Robert "Bob", Lucinda "Sis" Mary, Maggie, Lenora "Node", Sally and May.

Mary C. Hyde Hansel was the daughter of John H. and Hannah Harry Hyde. George W. Smith had brothers by the names of Jacob and Nate.

Alex Smith was never married. He died at the Clayton Home at Elkader in 1932. He is buried at the Bethel Cemetery near Osterdock, Ia. Milton "Dude" Smith was married and Richard "Dick" Smith was married.

Robert "Bob" Smith m. Emily Barnhart. They had four children: Delbert, Alex, Alta and Lizzy. Alta was first married to a Hagen and had several children. Her second husband was Roy Goodrich. No children by this marriage. Lizzy m. Bert Dryer. They had three children: Harold, one of their sons, lives in Edgewood, Ia.

Lucinda Smith m. Nick Moser. They had six children. One daughter in Florida. Amy m. Walter White. Dulce m. James "Jim" Lee. Lizzy m. Will Lee. George and John married and lived in the Osterdock area also.

Mary Smith m. John Rose, two or three children.

Maggie Smith m. Frank Harbaugh. They had a son Willie. He lives near Millville, Ia.

Lenora Smith m. James Edward Hansel, eight children (see Hansel family article).

Sally Smith m. Loren Reynolds. They had three daughters: Ruby, Ruth and Rena.

May Smith m. Marvin Walters. They had eleven children: Dale, Theodore "Ted", Wayne, Kenneth "Butch", Layton, Gerald, Mary, Marjory, Bernice, April and Freda Wittman of Edgewood, Ia.

George W. Smith, while living on a small farm near Colesburg, volunteered for service in the Civil War leaving his wife and small children. He was gone for three years, being stationed near Montgomery, Ala., for some time. He was a private in Company F, 27th Infantry when he enrolled on the 14 day of Aug. 1862. He was honorably discharged on the 8th day of Aug. 1865 at Clinton, Ia. According to records, he was injured in service as he applied for an invalid pension when he was 70 years old. It was said he had rheumatism as a result of said injury. The pension only amounted to $20 a month.

1856 Iowa State Census: Mallory, Clayton County, George Smith (age 30, carpenter, born Pennsylvania. Had been in the state of Iowa for 13 years), Mary Smith (age 22, born Pennsylvania, had been in the state of Iowa for 6 years.), Alexander Smith (age 1),

1860 Census, Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: George W. Smith (age 35, carpenter, born Pennsylvania), Mary Smith (age 26, born Pennsylvania), Alexander Smith (age 5, born Iowa), Richard F. Smith (age 3, born Iowa), Milton R. Smith (age 9/12, born Iowa) and Ellen F. Smith (age 9, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: George W. Smith (age 44, born Pennsylvania), Mary Smith (age 36, born Pennsylvania), Richard Smith (age 13, born Iowa), Milton Smith (age 11, born Iowa), Robert Smith (age 8, born Iowa), Lorinda J. Smith (age 3, born Iowa) and Maryetta Smith (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: George Smith (age 55, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary Smith (age 46, born Pennsylvania), son Alexander Smith (age 25, born Iowa), son Richard Smith (age 22, born Iowa), son Milton Smith (age 20, born Iowa), son Robert S. Smith (age 18, born Iowa), daughter Lorinda Smith (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Marietta Smith (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Margaret Smith (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Lenora Smith (age 7, born Iowa), and daughter Sarah Smith (age 3, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: George W. Smith (Township 91, Range 3, section 26 NE NW, age 59, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary Smith (age 50, born Pennsylvania), Alex Smith (age 29, born Delaware County), Margaret Smith (age 14, born Clayton County), Lenora Smith (age 12, born Clayton County), Sarah Smith (age 8, born Clayton County) and Hannah Smith (age 4, born Clayton County).

1900 Census: Mallory, Clayton county, Iowa: George Smith (born Dec. 1826, age 74, married 46 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary Smith (born June 1834, age 65, married 46 years, 10 children born, 10 still living, born Pennsylvania).

1910 Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: G. W. Smith (age 84, married 55 years, born Pennsylvania, general farm), Mary Smith (age 75, married 55 years, 10 children born, 10 still living, born Pennsylvania), son Elic J. Smith (age 54, born Iowa).

George W. Smith died Aug. 15, 1912 and is buried in Bethal Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa: (Note: WPA records say that George W. Smith buried in Bethal Cemetery was the one that was in Company K, of the Iowa 1st Calvary (with dates 1825 -1912) There was a George W. Smith in the Iowa 1st Calvary, but he would have been born about 1844 in New York. The WPA records have many known errors. I believe this is one of them.).

His widow Mary C. Smith filed for a pension on Sept. 18, 1912 in Iowa.

Mary C. Smith (born June 17, 1834), died Aug. 15, 1913 and is buried in Bethal Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa. (I did note that her date of death is 1 year to the day after his date of death. I wonder if that might be an error? I got her dates from Find a Grave..


Smith, John R. He was born Aug. 9, 1841 in Scotland. I believe he is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith -- and a brother to Thomas J. Smith listed below. He married Corrina Eliza Steel on Oct. 27, 1863 in Delaware County, Iowa. ( Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Thomas Smith (age 45, farmer, born Scotland), Elis R. Smith (age 48, born Scotland), Wm. Smith (age 17, born Scotland), John Smith (age 14, born Scotland), Maron Smith (age 11, born Scotland), Thomas Smith (age 9, born Scotland), and Elis Smith (age 6, born Scotland). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Thomas Smith (age 48, farmer, born Scotland), Eliz. Smith (age 54, born Scotland), William Smith (age 21, born Scotland), John Smith (age 18, born Scotland) Marion Smith (female, age 16, born Scotland), Thomas Smith (age 15, born Scotland), Eliz (age 10, born Scotland). (Note this is the only John Smith I found born in Scotland, basically the right year and from Delaware county per roster. I am reasonably certain this is him with his parents and siblings).

1870 Census: Hendricks, Otoe County, Nebraska: J. Smith (age 29, farmer, born Scotland), C. Smith (age 30, born Ohio), T.A. Smith (male, age 5, born Iowa) and M.A. (female (age 1 born Nebraska). (On the same page is Thomas J. Smith below - I believe they are brothers).

1880 Census: Bloom, Osborne County, Kansas: John R. Smith (age 39, farmer, born Scotland), wife Corrina A. Smith (age 41, born, born Ohio, son Thomas A. Smith (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Mary A. Smith (age 10, born Nebraska), son George H. Smith (age 8, born Nebraska), and daughter Ada M. Smith (age 3/12, born March in Kansas).

1885 Kansas State Census, Bloom, Osborne County, Kansas: John R. Smith (age 42, farmer, born Scotland, From Nebraska to Kansas, Honorably Discharged from the Voluntary Military service of the United States: Yes, Name of State in which Enlisted: Iowa. Letter or Name of Company or Command; F. Number of Regiment to which attached: 27. Arm of Service; Inf.), Cora Smith (age 45, born Ohio), Thomas Smith (age 20, born Iowa), Mary Smith (age 15, born Nebraska), George Smith (age 13, born Nebraska) and Ida M. Smith (age 5).

John R. Smith died Oct. 13, 1894 and is buried in Osborne Cemetery, Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas. (death date from tombstone) Death Notices of Members of Fraternal Orders: John R. Smith, Death Date Oct. 12, 1894, Member of Lodge: IOOF Lodge No. 185 (Osborne, Osborne County).

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: John R. Smith, Private, Co. F, 27th Reg. Iowa Infantry. Date of Death Nov. 14, 1894, Cemetery: Osborne Cemetery, Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas.

Note there is a discrepancy in the date of death. The tombstone shows dates of Aug. 9, 1841 - Oct. 13, 1894.

His widow Corrina E. Smith filed for a pension on Dec. 31, 1894 in Kansas -- So either date could be correct.

Corrina E. Smith (born Feb. 18, 1839), died Dec. 3, 1904 and is buried in Osborne Cemetery, Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas. I have a photo of the tombstone, if anyone is interested.)


Smith, Thomas J. He was born Sept. 1847 in Scotland. He married Catharine Hendricks. I believe he is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith -- and a brother to John R. Smith listed above.

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Thomas Smith (age 45, farmer, born Scotland), Elis R. Smith (age 48, born Scotland), Wm. Smith (age 17, born Scotland), John Smith (age 14, born Scotland), Maron Smith (age 11, born Scotland), Thomas Smith (age 9, born Scotland), and Elis Smith (age 6, born Scotland). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Thomas Smith (age 48, farmer, born Scotland), Eliz. Smith (age 54, born Scotland), William Smith (age 21, born Scotland), John Smith (age 18, born Scotland) Marion Smith (female, age 16, born Scotland), Thomas Smith (age 15, born Scotland), Eliz (age 10, born Scotland). (Note this is the only Thomas I found born in Scotland, basically the right year and from Delaware county per roster. I am reasonably certain this is him with his parents and siblings).

1870 Census: Hendricks, Otoe County, Nebraska: T. Smith (age 23, born Scotland), C. Smith (age 22, born Indiana). B.F. Smith (age 2, born Nebraska) and D. C. Smith (age 1, born Nebraska) (John Smith and wife Corrina are listed on the same page).

1880 Census: Hendricks and South Branch, Otoe, Nebraska: Thomas J. Smith (age 33, born Scotland), Wife Catherine Smith (age 32, born Ind.), son Charles B. Smith (age 12, born Nebraska), daughter Riley C. Smith (age 11, born Nebraska), daughter Frank A. Smith (age 9, born Nebraska), son James M. Smith (age 8, born Nebraska), daughter Florence Smith (age 4, born Nebraska), daughter Ethel Smith (age 2, born Nebraska) and son George L. Smith (age 1, born Nebraska)

1885 Nebraska State Census: Otoe County, Nebraska: Thomas Smith (age 38, farmer, born Scotland) wife Catharine Smith (age 37), son Charles B. Smith (age 17, born Nebraska), daughter Rillie Smith (age 16, born Nebraska), daughter Frank Smith (age 14, born Nebraska), son James W. Smith (age 13, born Nebraska), daughter Florence Smith (age 9, born Nebraska), daughter Ethel Smith (age 7, born Nebraska), son George S. Smith (age 6, born Nebraska), daughter Agnes C. Smith (age 4, born Nebraska), son Frederick A. Smith (age 9/12, born Nebraska).

1890 Veterans Census: Hendricks, Otoe County, Nebraska: Thomas Smith, Private Co. F. 27th Ia Inf. Enlisted Feb. 1864, discharged Feb. 1866. Length of Service 2 years. Post Office Address: Douglas.

Nebraska Civil War Grand Army of the Republic

This is a listing of soldiers of the GAR of Nebraska. It includes the GAR Post # and the Town and County the Post was located in. I extracted soldiers from the 27th Iowa only: Name: Thomas J. Smith, Company F, 27th Iowa Inft. Town: Douglas, County: Otoe.

1900 Census, Hendricks, Otoe, Nebraska: Thomas J. Smith, (born Feb. 1847, age 53, married 33 years, born Scotland, immigrated 1854 in U.S. 45 years, naturalized, Dealer, General Mdse.), wife Catherine Smith (born Sept. 1847, age 52, married 33 years, 12 children born, 11 still living, born Indiana), son George S. Smith (born April 1879, age 21, born Nebraska), son Fred A. Smith (born Sept. 1884, age 15, born Nebraska), son William John Smith ((born Sept. 1887 (age 12, born Nebraska) and son Harry H. Smith (born Nov, 1889, age 10, born Nebraska)

1910 Census: Hendricks, Otoe, County, Nebraska: Thomas J. Smith (age 63, married 1 time for 44 years, born Scotland) wife Catherine Smith (age 61, married 1 time for 44 years, 12 children born, 11 still living, born Indiana)

Catherine Hendricks Smith died in 1916 and is buried in Solon Cemetery, Otoe County, Nebraska.

1920 Census: Hendricks, Otoe, Nebraska: William Smith (age 33), wife Pearl Smith (age 34), daughter Catharine Smith (age 9), son Paul F. Smith (age 7), son Allen Smith (age 5), son Bernard L. Smith (age 3 1/2) and father Thomas J. Smith (age 73, widowed, born Scotland, immigrated 1853, naturalized in 1860)

Thomas J. Smith died in Feb. 16, 1923 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Solon Cemetery, Otoe County, Nebraska


Stevens, Duran D. He was born about 1844 in Lisbon Township, Grafton, New Hampshire. He was the son of L. Greenleaf Stevens (Oct. 1815 - Mar. 26, 1902) and Betsey Lovell Cooley (Dec. 11, 1815 - Feb. 1894).

1850 Census, Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire: Greenlief Stevens (age 45, farmer, born NH), Betsey Stevens (age 40, born NH), Gilman Stevens (age 9, born NH), Phalina Stevens (age 8, born NH), Duran Stevens (age 7, born NH), Sally Stevens (age 4, born NH), and George H. Stevens (age 1, born NH).

I did find the Greenleaf Stevens family in Milo, Delaware County, Iowa in 1860, but Duran was not with them. I could not locate him in 1860.

Duran D. Stevens died June 16, 1863 and is buried in the National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri. Section 6, Site 7567.

His mother Betsey L. Stevens filed for a pension on March 1, 1879. His father, Greenleaf Stevens filed for a pension on Feb. 26, 1895 in South Dakota.


Talcott, Lindon Clarence He was born June 1, 1841 in Centerville, Madison Lake County, Ohio. He was the son of Silas Talcott Mar. 23, 1818 - Jan 12, 1888) and Jane Hammond (1822 - 1888). He married Helen Adelia Gifford on Oct. 4, 1867 in Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages 1838-1934). She was the daughter of William Harrison Gifford (Nov 3, 1813 - Apr 11, 1879) and Patience ? (Feb. 26, 1814 - Nov 4, 1889).

Lemuel Dean Talcott was the son of Silas and Jane (Hammond) Talcott, the father a native of Lake county, Ohio, and the mother of Pennsylvania. Silas Talcott grew to maturity and was educated in his native community. In 1848 he went to Berrien County, Michigan, where he worked at the wagon and cabinetmaker's trade until 1855, then went to Delaware county, Iowa, and bought a farm, where the town of Greeley now stands. The land was all wild there and Mr. Talcott broke his farm with oxen, using six yoke to a huge plow, improving the place and making a comfortable home, where he lived until 1859. He was an honest, hard working man. He had left the farm and was living with his daughter in Maynard, Iowa, at the time of his death, in 1888. His widow is still living with a daughter in Maynard. Isaac Talcott took considerable interest in political affairs and he ably served as justice of the peace and postmaster. He was a Republican, and religiously he held membership with the Christian church. He and his wife were the parents of four children, named as follows: Linden, of Delphos, Kansas; Lemuel Dean, of this review; Harriett, wife of William Melven, of Maynard, Iowa; Henry, who was employed in the detective department of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company, was killed on the railroad in 1891. (Note, I noted that they called him SILAS in the beginning, but then appear to call him ISAAC right before naming their children.)

1856 Iowa State Census; Elk, Delaware County: S. N. Talcott (age 37, born Ohio, Carpenter), Almira J. Talcott (age 34, born Penn.), Clarence L. Talcott (age 15, born Ohio), Lemuel D. Talcott (age 14, born Ohio), Harriett A. Talcott (age 5, born Michigan) and Henry H. Talcott (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years).

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: S. N. Talcott (age 41, wagon maker, born Ohio), Almira J. Talcott (age 39, born Pennsylvania), Clarence L. Talcott (age 19, born Ohio), Lemuel D. Talcott (age 18, born Ohio), Harriet A. Talcott (age 9, born Michigan) and Henry H. Talcott (age 6, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Lindall Talcott (age 28, born Michigan), Helen Talcott (age 21 born New York). Living next door was William C. Gifford (age 56, farmer, born New York.), Patience Gifford (age 56, born New York), John H. Gifford (age 25, born New York) and Charlotte Gifford (age 17, born New York).

1880 Census: Lyon, Cloud County, Kansas: L. C. Talcote (age 39, farmer, born Ohio), wife H. A. Talcote (age 31, born New York) and son Frank Talcote (age 7, born Iowa).

Frank Talcott (born June 17, 1872) died Oct. 15, 1883 and is buried in Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa County.

from Find a Grave

Delphos Carrier, Oct 19, 1883

This neighborhood last Monday was very much shocked to hear of the sudden death of little Frankie Talcott, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lin. Talcott, who live a few miles northeast of Delphos. Frankie was one of the brightest and best boys that came to this town, and everyone who knew him will feel sorrow to hear of his death. It is supposed his demise was caused by a hurt received a few days ago while playing ball with companions. A hard ball was batted and struck him in the bowels, which was very painful at the time, but which the boy said little about on reaching home. A few days afterward he complained of pains in his bowels, grew rapidly worse, and died on Monday, as stated above. His remains were followed to the tomb by a large concourse of friends Tuesday. A feeling sermon was pronounced over the body by Rev. Mrs. Gillette.

Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Talcott take this method of extending their thanks to the many friends who kindly assisted in the burial of their only child, and especially to Mrs. M.E. Bellows for a bouquet of handsome flowers to adorn the coffin.

1885 Kansas State Census Collection: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: L. C. Talcott (age 46, carpenter, born Ohio, to Kansas from Iowa, Honorably discharged from the volunteer Military service of the United States: Yes: Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: blank. Number of Regiment to which attached: 27. Arm of Service: I.), H. A. Talcott (age 35, born New York.)

1895 Kansas State Census Collection, Lyon, Cloud County, Kansas: L. C. Talcott (age 53, born Ohio, to Kansas from Iowa, farmer, Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Military service of the United States: Yes: Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: Company F, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27th. Arm of Service: Inft.), H. A. Talcott (age 44, born New York), P. M. Talcot (age 9, born Kansas).

1900 Census: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: L. C. Talcott (born June 1, 1841, age 59, married 33 years, born Ohio), wife H. A. Talcott (born Feb. 1849, age 51, married 33 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born New York), and daughter P. M. Talcott (born Aug. 1885, age 14, born Kansas).

1910 Census: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: Lindon C. Talcott, age 68, married 1 time for 40 years, born Ohio, Rural Route Carrier, born Ohio), Wife Helen A. (age 61, married 1 time for 40 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born New York) and daughter Pearl M. Talcott (age 24, born Kansas).

1920 Census: Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: Lindon C. Talcott (age 78, born Ohio), wife Helen A. Talcott (age 70, born New York).

Lindon C. Talcott died Sept. 17, 1927. He is buried in Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa Co., KS

From Find a Grave

Delphos Republican

September 23, 1927

L.C. Talcott was born in Ohio, June 1, 1841, and passed away from this life at his home in Delphos, September 17, 1927 at the age of 86 years 3 months and 16 days.

His parents moved from Ohio to Michigan, thence to Iowa, where he grew to manhood. On August 14, 1862 he enlisted in Co. F, 27th Iowa Inft and was honorably discharged and mustered out in August 1865.

On October 6, 1867 he was joined in marriage to Miss Helen Gifford. To this union were born two children, Pearl and Frank, the latter dying when eleven years of age.

In 1878 they came to Kansas settling in the Bethel neighborhood in Cloud County where he farmed until 1896. They moved to Delphos and he engaged in carpentering. Later he became a rural mail carrier on Route 2. He was engaged in this for fifteen years when age and failing health caused him to resign his work.

In his early manhood, he confessed his faith in the Christ and associated himself with the Christian Church, but on coming to Kansas he was not near enough to a church of his choice, so had not affiliated himself with any other church society.

He was a member of the Wilderness Post, No. 116, G.A.R. and its quartermaster for a number of years, and as such, has had the charge of the beautiful flag presented to the post by the loyal citizens of Delphos and community.

He leaves to mourn for him, his devoted wife, daughter, Mrs. Pearl Thompson, her husband, and two little sons, one sister, Mrs. Harriet Malvern of Maynard, Iowa, his comrades of the G.A.R. and many other friends and relatives.

Memorial services were held at the home, September 18, at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. G.S. Smith, assisted by Rev. Laybourn of the M.E. Church. Burial in the Delphos Cemetery.

His widow Helen A. Talcott filed for a pension on Sept. 20, 1927 in Kansas.

Helen Adelia (Gifford) Talcott died Nov. 13, 1929. She is buried in Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa Co., KS.


Taylor, Charles Stewart He was born Feb. 11, 1831 in Lewis, Essex County, New York. He was the son of Theodore Taylor (April 22, 1782 - Aug. 14, 1845) and Lucy Ballou (Aug. 12, 1790 - July 15, 1853). He married Mary E. Fuller on April 23, 1851 at Dewitt, Clinton County, Michigan.

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles Taylor (age 27, carpenter, born New York, in the state of Iowa 5 years), Mary Taylor (age 24, born NY, in the state of Iowa for 5 years), Nelly Taylor (age 3, born Iowa and Mary Taylor (age 1, born Iowa).

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles S. Taylor (age 29, carpenter, born New York.), Mary E. Taylor (age 27, born Illinois), Nelly J. Taylor (age 7, born Iowa), Mary G. Taylor (age 5, born Iowa), Frederick E. Taylor (age 1, born Iowa) and Henry Simpson (age 23, born New York).

1870 Census: Elk, Delaware county, Iowa: Charles Taylor (age 40, carpenter, born New York), Mary E. Taylor (age 37, born New York), Mary G. Taylor (age 14, born Iowa), Frederick Taylor (age 11, born Iowa) and Henry Howard Taylor (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Sheridan, Ottawa County, Kansas: Charles S. Taylor (age 50, carpenter, born New York), wife Mary E. Taylor (age 47, born New York), daughter Nellie J. Blackburn (age 26, born Iowa), granddaughter Helen J. Blackburn (age 4, born Iowa), son Frederic E. Taylor (age 21, carpenter, born Iowa), son Henry H. Taylor (age 13, born Iowa), son Charles B. Taylor (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Lucy M. Taylor (age 5, born Iowa).

1885 Kansas State Census: Sherman, Ottawa County, Kansas: Charles Taylor (age 55, carpenter, born New York, From Iowa to Kansas, Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Military service of the United States: Yes: Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: F, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27. Arm of Service: I. ), Mary Taylor (age 52, born New York), E .F. Taylor (age 26, born Iowa, farmer and carpenter), Henry Taylor (age 18, born Iowa), Charles Taylor (age 13,born Iowa) and Lucy Taylor (age 10, born Iowa).

1895 Kansas State Census: Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas: C. S. Taylor, age 63, born New York, from Iowa to Kansas, carpenter, Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Military service of the United States: Yes: Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: F, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27. Arm of Service: I.), M. E. Taylor (age 62, born New York), and Lucy Taylor (age 19, born Iowa.)

1910 Census: Fairview Ward, Major County, Oklahoma; Charles Taylor (age 80, married 1 time 59 years, born New York), wife Mary E Taylor (age 78, married 1 time for 59 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born New York., son Charles B. Taylor (age 36, born Iowa), Daughter Nellie J. Barker (age 57, widowed, 5 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa).

Mary E. (Fuller) Taylor (born Nov. 21, 1832) died Jan. 31, 1913. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma.

Charles S. Taylor died Mar. 12, 1919 at Fairview, Oklahoma (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma.

Children of Charles Stewart Taylor and Mary E. Fuller:

  1. Nellie J. Taylor, born Nov. 12, 1853, died Jan. 7, 1938.
  2. Mary G. Taylor, born Oct. 2, 1855, died July 1, 1877.
  3. Frederick Earl Taylor, born Dec. 16, 1858, died Mar. 22, 1935.
  4. Henry Howard Taylor, born Mar. 11, 1867, died Aug. 1837.
  5. Charles Bills Taylor, born July 18, 1871, died Feb. 14, 1956.
  6. Lucy M. Taylor, born Jan. 13, 1875, died 1964.

Temple, Moses R. He was born about 1827 in Massachusetts. He was the son of Ebenezer Temple and Philena Loveridge. He married Dorinda Knight on Nov. 13, 1856 in Stephenson County, Illinois. (U.S. and International Marriage Records: Moses R. Temple, born 1826, MA and Dorinda Knight born 1836 KY. Marriage year 1856 in IL.) She is most likely the daughter of Charles Knight and Maria Templeton.

Information found here

Moses R. TEMPLE was born in 1826 in MA. In January 1850 he was a sawyer in Conneaut, Erie, PA. Enumerated with his brothers Oliver and Ebenezer. In August 1850 he was a laborer in Northampton, Hampshire, MA. Enumerated in the family of Ephraim W. and Mary Wilson of no known relation. Moses served in the military between 1863 and 1865. Enlisted in Company F, 27th Iowa Infantry on 2 Dec 1863 and mustered the same day. Mustered out 16 May 1865 in Keokuk, IA. He lived in McGregor, Clayton, IA in December 1863. In June 1870 he was a farm laborer in Oneida, Delaware, IA. Enumerated twice. In June 1880 Moses was a teamster in Fort Dodge, Webster, IA. He died. Buried in Lena Cemetery, Stephenson Co., IL. He has reference number RLT # 320ii. Probably a grandson of Moses and Winifred (Call) Temple. His parents were both from MA. If related to Moses and Winifred (Call) Temple, he may be named for his grandfather. Parents: Ebenezer (Eben) TEMPLE-1330 and Philena LOVERIDGE-24772.

Spouse: Derinda (Dora) KNIGHT-61071. Derinda (Dora) KNIGHT and Moses R. TEMPLE were married on 13 November 1856 in Stephenson Co., IL. Children were: James S. TEMPLE-61072, Philena Alice (Alice) TEMPLE-61073, William E. TEMPLE-61074, Ida J. TEMPLE-61075, John W. TEMPLE-61090, Mary Elizabeth TEMPLE-61084.

1850 Census, Conneaut, Erie County, Pennsylvania: Ebenezer P. Temple (age 29, Sawyer, born MS), Cloa A. Temple (age 21, born NY), Oliver Temple (age 27, carpenter, born MS) and Moses Temple (age 23, saywer, born MS).

1870 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Moses Temple (age 43, farm laborer, born Mass), Dorinda Temple (age 36, born KY), James S. Temple (age 11, born Ind.), Philena A. Temple (age 9, born Iowa), Wm. E. Temple (age 6, born Iowa), Ida J. Temple (age 4, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa: Moses Temple (age 53, teamster, born Massachusetts), wife Dorinda Temple (age 45, born Kentucky), daughter Ida J. Temple, (age 14, born Indiana), son John W. Temple (age 9, born Iowa) and daughter Mary E. Temple (age 6, born Illinois).

Moses R. Temple filed for a pension on Feb. 26, 1880. Certificate No. 212810.

1883 Pension Records, Webster County, Iowa: No. of Certificate: 212810 Name of Pensioner : Moses R. Temple, P. O. Address: Fort Dodge Cause for which pensioned: Chronic Diarrhea, Mnth. Rate: $6.00, Original Date: June 1882.

1900 Census: West Point, Stephenson County, Illinois: Robert Penticoff (born Apr. 1859, age 41, married 7 years, born Ill), wife Mary Penticoff (born Sept. 1863, age 26, married 7 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Illinois, father born Mass., mother born Kentucky), son Charles Penticoff (born Nov. 1893, age 6, born Ill), son Lloyd Penticoff (born Nov. 1896, age 3, born Ill), and father-in-law Moses R. Temple (born May 1827, age 73, widowed, born Mass.).

Moses R. Temple died after 1900 and is buried in Lena Cemetery, Stephenson County, Ill.

Children of Moses R. Temple and Dorinda Knight:

  1. James S. Temple, born about 1859 in Indiana.
  2. Philene Alice Temple, born May 1861 in Iowa, died Oct, 18, 1945.
  3. William E. Temple, born about 1864 in Iowa.
  4. Ida J. Temple, born about 1866 in Indiana.
  5. John W. Temple, born July 1870 in Iowa.
  6. Mary Elizabeth Temple, born Sept. 6, 1875 in Shannon, Carroll County, Ill., died Oct. 20. 1973.
  7. Bertha M. Temple, born April 1885 in Iowa.

Thompson, Francis Oscar He was born about 1846 in Michigan. He was probably the son of James and Hanna Thompson.

1850 Census, Division 10, Berrien County, Michigan: James Thompson (age 43, blacksmith, born Ohio), Hannah (age 41, born Pennsylvania), Nane Thompson (age 19, born Indiana), William Thompson (age 13, born Ohio), Francis Thompson (age 5, born Michigan) and Adeline Thompson (age 3, born Michigan). (NOTE: This was the only Francis I found born in Michigan that had the right family member names too). Even though the names of Anna and Emma don't match those below, I believe this is the right family. All the ages and places of birth match for the three youngest children and for Hannah/Anna. It is not terribly unusual for them to switch back and forth between first and middle names - which could account for Adelaide/Emma).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Anna Thompson (age 46, widowed, born Pennsylvania), Wm. Thompson (age 18, born Ohio), Osker Thompson (age 11, born Michigan), Emma Thompson (age 8, born Michigan). This family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Anne Thompson (age 58, born Pennsylvania), Francis O. Thompson (age 15, born Michigan) and Emma Thompson (age 12, born Michigan).

Francis O. Thompson died June 23, 1864 in Memphis, Tenn. He is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 2139

His mother Anne Thompson filed for a pension on Oct. 13, 1865.


Torrey, Charles Oscar He was born July 8, 1836, in Pavilion, Genesee County, New York. He was the son of Almon Torrey (Dec. 22, 1806 - March 4, 1840) and Lois Cheney (Jan. 22, 1813 - ). He married Susan Almira Roe on Nov. 5, 1859, in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Watson Roe (Apr. 23, 1802 - Jan. 16, 1863) and Eleanor Whittaker Platts (Sept. 21, 1802 -Nov. 16, 1868).

Charles O. Torrey, born July 8, 1836. He left for the West to seek his fortune at 17 years of age. Lived 21 years in Kane Co. Ill., then moved further away from his native state, to Manchester, Iowa, where his fine brick residence stands to-day. He served two years in Co. F, 27th Iowa Vol. Inf.; was severely wounded at the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864. Resuming civil life gladly when "the cruel war" was over, he was in the Grain and Furniture business from Dec. 1865 till 1893. Since that time he has taken a well-earned rest from active toil and care, except a limited amount of Insurance business.

He m. Nov. 5, 1859, Susan A. Roe. Children:

  1. Edith M. Torrey, b. April 30, 1861, d. Aug. 11, 1863;
  2. Clarence A. Torrey, b. Aug. 28, 1869, graduated from Cornell Univ. and is in the staff of the Library department of Chicago University;
  3. Bertha E. Torrey, b. Nov. 22, 1872, d. June 4, 1882, a sweet, lovable child;
  4. Elmer O. Torrey, b. Nov. 16, 1879, d. April 19, 1882.

After his marriage, Mr. C. O. Torrey settled on a farm north of Manchester, Iowa. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. F. 27th Iowa Regt.; served three years; was wounded at battle of Pleasant Hill, La. After the war returned to Iowa and soon thereafter moved to Manchester, and was for about thirty years one of the most prominent business men in the county. Mr. and Mrs. Torrey are among the most liberal contributors to the Methodist Church in their town, of which they are members, he having been for about forty years an officer in the church; active in G. A. R.; Assessor and Member of Town Council.

(Andrew Warde and his Descendants, 1597-1910, page 358)

Charles O. Torrey C. O. Torrey, one of the oldest merchants and at present the only furniture dealer in Manchester, Iowa, was born in Genesee County, N.Y. July 8, 1836, and is a son of Almon and Lois (Cheeney) Torrey. Almon Torrey was a native of Sudbury, Vt., and moved to Genesee County, N. Y., in 1834. He followed farming as a vocation, was industrious and enterprising, but was cut off in his prime, dying in January, 1840 at the early age of thirty-four. The father of Almon Torrey was Samuel, who was born in Massachusetts in 1745, and was of English extraction. It seems that four brothers came to America from England in 1640, and of these there were two whose names have been lost through the lapse of time, but the names of the other two were William and Joseph, and one of these, it is not known for a certainty of which, Samuel Torrey was descendant.

Mrs. Lois (Cheeney) Torrey, the mother of our subject, is a daughter of Edward Cheeney and was born in Rutland County, Vt., and now lives in Brandon, Vt., aged seventy-seven years, and gives promise of great longevity, as her father died of old age.

C. O. Torrey is the third in a family of four children, the others having been born in the following order – Helen A., wife of D. W. Kidder, of Brandon; William E., who enlisted in the Tenth Michigan cavalry, and died during the late war; and Frances, the wife of D. F. Goodrich, also of Brandon. At the age of seventeen, C. O. Torrey, our subject, went to Kane County, Ill., and there resided until 1856, when he crossed the country in company with some movers who had teams, but although it was very cold weather, he had to walk nearly all the way to this, Delaware County, Iowa. Here he followed farming until August 15, 1862, when he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa volunteer infantry, and served until the close of the war, when he was mustered out at Clinton, Iowa, August 8, 1865. During his war career he was wounded, April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, LA., by a gunshot in the right hip, from the effects of which he was compelled to lay off from duty until August 1864. On his reporting as being again ready for active service, he was placed on detached duty in a division ambulance corps, with which he remained until the close. On his return to Iowa he formed a partnership with L. A. Roe and L. W. Adams, under the firm name of Roe, Torrey & Co., and engaged in the grocery, furniture and undertaking business. In 1866 they bought out L. W. Adams and took in as a partner S. S. Evans. He and the new partner, Mr. Evans, bought out L. A. Roe, and the firm was then Torrey & Evans. In 1874 they sold out to Graham & Jones. In February, 1877, he formed a partnership with W. S. Jones, the firm of Torrey & Jones still being in existence. From 1866 to 1874, however, he was also engaged in buying and shipping grain. His urbanity and business qualifications have been appreciated to the fullest extent by his fellow-townsmen, and no one that has ever had a business transaction with him has allowed himself to be drawn off by the plausible representations of others competing with him in the same line. Although fourteen different firms have attempted to supplant him, he still retains the confidence of his customers and now stands as the only furniture dealer in Manchester.

Mr. Torrey was married November 5, 1859 to Miss Susan A. Roe, who was born in Berrien County, Mich., February 23, 1841, and who is a daughter of Watson Roe. To this union have been born four children, vis. – Edith M., who died in 1863; Clarence A., now aged twenty-one, a graduate from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in June, 1890, and is now principal of the public school in that place; Bertie E., who died in 1884, and Elmer O. who passed away in the same year. In addition to his own children, Mr. Torrey has adopted, as his daughter, Ruth Thompson, now a promising girl of twelve years.

Mr. Torrey has always been a very popular man in his community, and his whitened hair and whiskers add a charm to the affability of his manner in his intercourse with his fellow-citizens. He has been a member of the city council, four years; is an honored member of W. A. Morse Post, G. A. R., No. 190, and also belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and the L. of H. His wife, son, adopted daughter and himself are all consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and no family in the city is held in higher esteem than this.

Abel Torrey, the paternal great-grandfather of our subject, was in the French and Indian war, and his grandfather, Samuel Torrey, served through the Revolutionary war, and was with Gen. Ethan Allen at the capture of Ticonderoga.

C. O. Torrey has been largely identified with the development of his town, and has been agitating the benefits of manufactories and believes Manchester will become the manufacturing town it ought to be.

Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Delaware and Buchanan Iowa, page 695-696. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Company. 1890.

1860 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles O. Torrey (age 24, farmer, born New York), Susan A. Torrey (age 19, born Michigan).

1870 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles O. Torrey (age 34, Ret. grocer & F., born Vt.), Almira Torrey (age 33, born Michigan) and Clarence Torrey (age 10/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles O. Torrey (age 44, furniture dealer, born New York), wife Susan A. Torrey (age 39, born Michigan), son Clarence A. Torrey (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Bertha E. Torrey (age 7, born Iowa and son Elmer O. Torrey (age 612/ born Nov. in Iowa)

Torrey, Charles O--Firm of Torrey & Jones, Manufacturers of & Dealers in Furniture, Coffins, Caskets, and the Van Vleck Bed Spring (Biographical Sketches, Delaware Township)

1885 Iowa State Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Chs. O. Torrey (Brand Street, age 49, furniture dealer, born New York), Susan A. Torrey (age 34, born Michigan) and Clarence A. Torrey (age 15, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Chas. O. Torrey (born July 1836, age 63, married 41 years, born New York), wife Susan A. Torrey (born Feb. 1841, age 59, married 41 years, born Michigan.)

1910 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles O. Torrey (age 73, married 1 time for 50 years, born New York, own income), wife Susan A. Torrey (age 69, married 1 time for 50 years, 4 children born, 1 still living, born Michigan).

1920 Census: Clermont, Lake County, Florida: Charles O. Torrey (age 83, married, born New York), wife Almira Torrey (age 78, married, born Michigan).

Susan Almira (Roe) Torrey (born Feb. 23, 1841), died Nov. 10, 1920 in Clermont, Lake County, Florida. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

Charles O. Torrey died March 5, 1921 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

C. O. TORREY PASSES AWAY IN FLORIDA

C. O. Torrey, for many years a prominent businessman of Manchester, died at his home in Clermont, Florida, March 5, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery at Manchester, Iowa, Thursday after services in the M. E. Church at 2:30 PM by Rev. S. R. Beatty. Mr. Torrey was born in Genesee County, New York, July 8, 1836, the son of Almon and Lois (Cheeney) Torrey. At the age of seventeen he went to Kane County, Illinois, and in 1856, in company with other pioneers he came to Delaware County, Iowa, walking most of the way. Here he engaged in farming until August 15, 1862, when he enlisted in Company F 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He served throughout The war and was wounded on April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. On his return to Manchester he formed a partnership with L. A. Roe and L. W. Adams and thereafter was active in the business life of Manchester until his advanced years induced him to retire. Under the firm names of Torrey and Evans and Torrey and Jones he conducted a furniture and undertaking establishment which was known throughout this vicinity. He was married on November 5, 1859 to Ms. Susan A. Roe, to whom were born four children, of whom only one survives, Clarence A. Torrey, for many years assistant librarian of the University of Chicago. Mrs. Torrey died last November. Mr. Torrey was always active in city affairs, having served as a member of the city council, on the official board of the Methodist Church and in other positions of trust. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and of W. A. Moore's Post G. A. R. – – Dubuque Telegraph Herald

The Arlington News, March 17, 1921

Iowa, Cemetery Records: Name: C. O. Torrey; birth date: 1836; death date: Mar. 5, 1921; age: 85. Burial location: Manchester, Delaware; Cemetery: Oakland; Source: Tombstone Records of Delaware County, Iowa, Page Number 130.


Tripp, Aaron He was born in 1843 in Canada. He was the son of John Tripp (March 11, 1810 - Sept. 30, 1875) and Esther Potts (1813 - Oct. 9, 1876).

1856 Iowa State Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: John Tripp (age 45, farmer, born Canada), Esther Tripp (age 43, born Ireland), Phebe Tripp (age 21, born Canada), Charles Tripp (age 19, born Canada), Luther Tripp (age 16, born Canada), Rachel Tripp (age 16, born Canada), Aaron Tripp (age 13, born Canada), Mary Tripp (age 9, born Canada) and William Tripp (age 7, born Canada). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: John Tripp (age 47, farmer, born Canada West ), Hester Tripp (age 47, born Ireland), Phebe Tripp (age 25, Canada West), Luther Tripp (age 20, Canada West), Rachel Tripp (age 18, born Canada West), Aaron Tripp (age 17, born Canada West), Mary J. Tripp (age 13, born Canada West), William Tripp (age 10, born Canada West) and Robert Tripp (age 2, born Iowa).

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Aaron W. Tripp, Private Co. F, 27th Iowa Inf. Died Feb. 11, 1865. Cemetery Manchester at Manchester Iowa.

He is buried in Baker Cemetery, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa.

Notes from Find a Grave: "Some accounts list his death as Feb 11, 1865, but his military records show that he mustered out of the service; Detachment Muster roll dated Oct 20, 1865 at Ashville, Alabama shows him present. Detachment Muster-out Roll of Co F. 12 Reg't Iowa Infantry says Montgomery Ala., Oct 26, 1865. mustered out by reason of expiration of term of service. He kept a diary of part of his military experience in which he describes places and confrontations in mid Dec, 1864 which matches closely History's descriptions of the "Battle of Nashville" and movements following as they advanced south through Tennessee. His last entry that I have from his Diary was Jan 27, 1865. Perhaps because he discontinued writing in his Diary someone assumed that he had been killed. I have recently in 2004 became aware of a letter that Aaron wrote to his sister Rachel Lillebridge dated May 23, 1865 and sent from Montgomery, Alabama informing her that he was alive and well and had a romantic interest?? Will show more when I get a copy of the letter. "

I am quite curious about the discrepancy in this date of death. EVERYTHING (including the tombstone) that I find on line indicates that he died Feb. 11, 1865, except for the Roster which says "Transferred to Company F, Twelfth Infantry, July 17, 1865" and the Find a Grave Notes. Those two items would seem to indicate that he did not die Feb. 11, 1865.


Tripp, Charles P. He was born Dec. 19, 1837 in Ontario, Canada. He was the son of John Tripp (March 11, 1810 - Sept. 30, 1875) and Esther Potts (1813 - Oct. 9, 1876) Charles P. Tripp was married to Mary Elizabeth Bowen on Dec. 16, 1860 in Delaware County, Iowa.

Charles P. Tripp, by energy and good judgment, was successful in gaining a foothold in Coffin's Grove Township and became quite influential as one of its prosperous and leading citizens. He settled here in 1853 and in 1862 enlisted in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry.

History of Delaware County, Iowa and It's people. Chapter XXIV, Coffins' Grove Township

TRIPP, CHAS. P., farmer, Sec. 17, P. O. Masonville. born in Canada West Dec. 19, 1837; in the Fall of 1853, he came with his parents to this county; married Miss Mary E. Bowen Dec. 16, 1860. She was born in Penn. Oct. 14, 1841; have five children living: Robert R., born Oct. 18, 1861; L. A., March 24, 1867; Chas. E., May 9, 1871; Eugene M., April 12, 1874; Ira. S., April 11, 1876; one deceased, Michael H., born May 7, 1869, died March 9, 1870 ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, in Co. F, 27th I. V. I.; participated in the battles of Pleasant Hill, Cumberland Heights, and many others; was mustered out June, 1865; owns 100 acres of land valued at $3,000; principal product, small grain; is a Republican.

Biographical Township Director, Coffins Grove Township (History of Delaware County, Iowa, Page 666-669)

1856 Iowa State Census, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: John Tripp (age 45, farmer, born Canada), Esther Tripp (age 43, born Ireland), Phebe Tripp (age 21, born Canada), Charles Tripp (age 19, born Canada), Luther Tripp (age 16, born Canada), Rachel Tripp (age 16, born Canada), Aaron Tripp (age 13, born Canada), Mary Tripp (age 9, born Canada) and William Tripp (age 7, born Canada). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

Naturalization Records, Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for U. S. District & Circuit Courts. Northern District of Illinois: T 610. Family Name; Tripp, Given Name: Charles P. Address: X; Certificate No (or vol. and Page): Vol. A, Page 63 (Minor) Title and Location of Court: Dist. Delaware Co., Manchester, IA. Country of Birth: Canada. Where born (or age) X; Date and Port of Arrival in U.S. X, Date of Naturalization: Apr. term, 1862.

This information came from the Clayton County, IAGENWeb site:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclayto/military/dschg_index.htm

Please note that a copy of the discharge papers is available if you contact them.


Know ye, That Charles P. Tripp a Corporal of Captain J.M. Holbrooks Company, (F), 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled on the Thirteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty Two to serve Three years, or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this Twenty Sixth day of May 1865, at New Orleans Louisiana

by reason of Gen. Order No. 48 C.S. Hd qrs Mil Div. West Miss

(No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)

Said Charles P. Tripp was born in Canada in the State of [blank], is Twenty four years of age, 5 feet Eight inches high, Light complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.

Given at New Orleans, La this 26th Twenty Sixth day of May 1865.

Jas. W. Chamberlan
Capt 10th U.S.C. Arty (H)
A.C.M. Must'g Office
Dept Gulf

(A.G.O. No 99)
J.B.G. Baxter
Surgeon U.S. [illegible] in Charge
Barracks, U.S.A., General Hospital


[written along left margin:]

This Soldier has been in the following Battles: T.A. De Russy, La. March 16th, 1864. Pleasant Hill La. April 9th, 1864. Old Oaks La. May 18, 1864. Lake Chicot Ark. June 5, 1864. Tupelo, Miss. July 14, 1864. Old Town Creek, Miss. July 15, 1864, where he was wounded. Battle of Cumberland Heights, Tenn. Dec. 15, 1864, where again wounded, as is shown by description list.

Jos. W. Chamberlan Capt. 10th U.S.C. Arty (E)
A.C.M. Must'g Officer
Dept Gulf


[written in bottom left corner of form:]

Filed March 2, 1875, R.L. Freeman


[written near top of form, 4 individual entries:]

Paid in full June 2, 1865, O.T. Turney [remainder illegible]

Additional Bounty $100 Paid May 22, 1868,
E.L. Moore, P.M. U.S.A., Act July 29, 1864

Illinois Central R.R. June 8, 1868, Cairo

D. & [illegible] R.R., June 9, 1865, Dubuque

-source: Soldier's Discharge Record, Volume 1, item 5, 1865-1867, Clayton County, Iowa; LDS film #1516914 #5
-transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall
-transcription note: Every effort has been taken to produce a true & accurate transcription, but errors may exist due to the occasional difficulty in reading the microfilm. The researcher should obtain the original record to confirm accuracy.

Thank-you to IAGenWeb volunteer Constance Diamond for making these records available for transcription!!!

1880 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa; Charles P. Tripp (age 43, born Canada), wife Mary E. Tripp (age 39, born Pennsylvania), daughter Lillie Tripp (age 13, born Iowa), son Charles Tripp (age 9, born Iowa), son Eugene M. Tripp (age 6, born Iowa), son Iria S. Tripp (age 4, born Iowa), daughter Bertha Tripp (age 1, born Iowa), and son Wilber Tripp (age 3m, born March, born Iowa)

1885 Iowa State Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles P. Tripp (Township 89, Range 6, Section 17, NE 1/4, age 47, farmer, born Canada), May Tripp (age 43, born Pennsylvania), Lillie Tripp (age 17, born Delaware County, Iowa), Ernest Tripp (age 14, born Delaware County, Iowa), Eugene Tripp (age 10, born Delaware County, Iowa), Ira Tripp (age 8, born Delaware County, Iowa), Bertha Tripp (age 6, born Delaware County, Iowa), Wilber Tripp (age 4, born Delaware County, Iowa) and Nellie Tripp (age 1, born Delaware County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles P. Tripp (born Dec. 1837, age 62, married 29 years, born Canada, farmer), wife Mary E. Tripp (born Oct 1849, age 50, married 29 years, 9 children born, 7 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Bertha Tripp (born Aug. 1879, age 20, born Iowa, music teacher) and Nellie Tripp (born Dec. 184, age 15, born Iowa).

Charles P. Tripp died on 27 Apr 1903 in Delaware County, Iowa. Cause of death was cancer. He was buried in Baker Cemetery, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Charles P. Tripp, Private Co. F, 27th Iowa Inf. Died March 27, 1903. Cemetery Manchester at Manchester Iowa. (I did note the discrepancy in the date of death. All online family trees say he died Apr. 27, 1903. This source says March 27, 1903.)

His widow Mary E. Tripp filed for a pension on April 1, 1903 in Iowa.

Children of Charles P. Tripp and Mary Elizabeth Bowen:

  1. Robert Royal Tripp, born Oct. 18, 1861
  2. Lillie A. Tripp, born on 24 Mar 1867. She died on 29 Jul 1885. Buried in Baker Cemetery, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa.
  3. Michael H. Tripp, born on 7 May 1869. He died on 9 Mar 1870 in Delaware County, Iowa. Buried in Baker Cemetery, Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa.
  4. Charles E. Tripp, born May 9, 1871
  5. Eugene Morris Tripp, born April 12, 1874
  6. Ira S. Tripp, born on 11 Apr 1876.
  7. Bertha Tripp, born Aug. 1879.
  8. Wilbur Tripp, born March 1880.
  9. Nellie Tripp, born Dec. 1884.

Trumble, James Franklin He was born July 1850 in Massachusetts. He was the son of Patrick William Trumblee and Julia Jenkins. He married Phoebe Ann Larrabee on April 24, 1887 at Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was aged 35, she was aged 17. His parents were listed as Patrick and Julia. Her parents were listed as George and Caroline. (Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910)

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Massachusetts: Patrick Trumble (age 35, joiner and carpenter, born Canada), Julia Trumble (age 38, born Massachusetts), William Trumble (age 9, born Massachusetts), James Trumble (age 6, born Massachusetts), and Leo Trumble (age 2, born Massachusetts).

1856 Iowa State Census; Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Patrick Trumblee (age 41, born Canada, carpenter), Julia Trumblee (age 37, born Mass.), A. W. Trumblee (age 9 , born Mass.), J.F. Trumblee (age 6, born Mass). and Leo Trumblee (age 3, born Mass).

1860 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa: Patrick Trumble (age 45, farmer, born Pacific Ocean), Julia Ann Trumble (age 42, born Massachusetts), Addison W. Trumble (age 14, born Massachusetts), James F. Trumble (age 11, born Massachusetts, Lee Trumble (age 7, born Massachusetts) and George Hulbert (age 3, born Iowa).

I found this query.

Searching for information on James F. Trumblee/Trumble b. abt 1850 in Massachusetts. Moved to Iowa with his parents Patrick William Trumblee and Julia Jenkins in 1855. He is listed in the Iowa 12th and 27th infantry Civil War muster rolls. He married Phoebe ?? and moved back to Massachusetts. In my gg grandfathers will it shows him being at Wheelwright, Mass in 1898. Also, listed in the will is a son Edward b. abt 1887. Any information would be appreciated.

1890 Veterans Census, Berkshire, Massachusetts; James F. Trumble, Private, Co. F. 12th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Oct. 14, 1864, discharged Oct. 27, 1865, served 1 year, 14 days, Post Office Address: Williamstown, Mass.

1900 Census: Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts: James Trumbell (born July 1850, age 49, married 12 years, born Massachusetts), wife Anne Trumble (born Oct. 1870, age 29, married 12 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Massachusetts.), son Edward Trumble (born Feb. 1888, age 12, born Mass.), daughter Louise Trumble (born Jan. 1893, age 6, born Mass), daughter Florence Trumble (born Jan. 1896, age 4, born Mass.), daughter Katie M. Trumble (born Feb. 1900, age 3/12, born Mass.)

1910 Census: Worcester Ward 1, Worcester County, Massachusetts: James Trumbell (age 62, married 1 time 21 years, born Mass, machinist, machine shop), wife Anna Trumbell (age 48, married 1 time 21 years, 7 children born, 7 still living, born Mass.), son Edward Trumbel (age 22, married 1 time for 2 years, born Mass., machinist, machine shop), daughter Louise (age 15, born Mass., waitress, private family, daughter Florence Trumbell (age 14, born Mass. nurse, private family), daughter Katherine Trumbell (age 10, born Mass.) and son John Trumble (age 5, born Mass).

1920 Census: Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Taunton State Hospital, Hodges Avenue: Patient James F. Trumble (age 71, married, born Massachusetts, father born Canada, mother born Massachusetts).

James F. Trumble died Oct. 31, 1920 at Taunton State Hospital, Mass. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (Death record found on familysearch.org)

His widow Phoebe A. Trumble filed for a pension in Dec. 6, 1920 in Massachusetts.

Phoebe Trumble died Oct. 20, 1930. (United States Veterans Administration Payment Card).


Utley, Charles Leander He was born Mar. 12, 1841 in Vermillion, Erie County, Ohio. He was the son of George Montgomery Utley (1814- Feb. 19, 1859) and Electa Minkler (Feb. 25, 1818- Jan. 1, 1893). He married Margaret Elizabeth Scott on Nov. 12, 1866 in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1850 Census: Vermilion, Erie County, Ohio: George Utley (age 33, farmer, born Connecticut), Electa Utley (age 30, born Ohio), Charles L. Utley (age 9, born Ohio), Electa A. Utley (age 7, born Ohio), Lucy A. Utley (age 6, born Ohio) and Mary M. Utley (age 3, born Ohio).

1870 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles L. Utley (age 29, farmer, born Ohio), Margaret Utley (age 19, born New York,), Winnie Utley (age 2, born Iowa) and Allen G. Scott (age 24, born New York.)

1880 Census: Hazel Green, Delaware County, Iowa; Charles Utley (age 31, farm laborer, born Ohio), wife Margaret Utley (age 29, born NY), daughter Minnie W, Utley (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Manie E. Utley (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Cora Utley (age 4, born Iowa) and daughter Nettie Utley (age 10 m, born July, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa Infantry, Charles Utley, Corporal. Co. F. Post Office Tower Hill.

This biography is for the son of Charles L. Utley.

Charles R. Utley (1907) is a Magnolia township farmer. He was born on the ninth of January, 1883, in Delaware county, Iowa, and is the son of Charles L. and Margaret Elizabeth (Scott) Utley, both of whom are still living.

Charles Utley lived in Delaware county until attaining the age of fourteen. Then he accompanied his parents to a new home in Adrian, Minnesota. He early set up as a farmer, and up to the time of his arrival in Rock county in the year 1907, he conducted several different farms in the vicinity of Adrian. The year preceding his arrival in Magnolia township, his home was in Westside township, Nobles county. He now lives on the southwest quarter of section 5 and farms 200 acres.

Mr. Utley was married in Adrian on October 19, 1905, to Carrie Ross, whose birthplace is in Wisconsin. They are the parents of two children, Inis, born March 27, 1907, and Theodore, born November 7, 1908. Mr. Utley holds membership in the lodge of the M.W.A. at Luverne.

-source: An illustrated history of the counties of Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota
Luverne, Minn.; Northern History Pub. Co.; 1911; pg. 618
-transcribed for Delaware co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall (not related to the subject)

1900 Census: Lismore, Nobles County, Minnesota; Charles Utley (born Mar. 1841, age 59, married 32 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Margaret E. Utley (born Dec. 1850, age 50, married 33 years, 9 children born, 6 still living, born New York), daughter Nettie Utley (born July 1879, age 20, born Iowa), son Charles R. Utley (born Jan. 1882, age 17, born Iowa), son George J. Utley (born July 1886, age 13, born Iowa)

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Westside, Nobles County, Minnesota Charles L. Utley, RFD 1, age 65, born Ohio, farm laborer), Margaret E. Utley, (age 55, born New York), Riley Utley (age 22, born Iowa), E. Jesse Utley (age 18, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Vienna, Rock County, Minnesota: Jesse D. Utlay (age 23, born Iowa, farming), father Charles Utlay (age 69, born Ohio), and mother Margaret Utlay (age 50, born New York).

Margaret E. (Scott) Utley (born Dec. 26, 1850), died March 11, 1913 at Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. She is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Howard, Miner County, South Dakota.

1915 Iowa Sate Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles L. Utley (age 74, widowed, County: Delaware, P. O. Manchester, Occupation: None, Extent of Education common 6, can read and write, born Ohio, Church Affiliation Methodist, Father's birthplace Ohio, Mother's Birthplace: Ohio, years in U.S. 74, years in Iowa 60).

Charles L. Utley died Mar. 20, 1917 at Manchester, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried at Graceland Cemetery, Howard, Miner County, South Dakota. (I initially found the burial place a little odd. I did not find any evidence of them living in South Dakota. According to Find a Grave, they both died in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa and are both buried in Miner County, South Dakota. But further research shows that two of their daughters are also buried there. So that may be the reason.


Walker, Daniel D. He was born about 1839 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin. He was the son of Daniel D. Walker (1795 - Oct. 1879) and Elizabeth M. Lee (Siles/Stiles) (1797 - Aug. 27, 1870)

Biography of Daniel D. Walker

Submitted by Kathy Majors

Daniel D. Walker, Jr. was born 1839 in Mineral Point, WI source: Birth Census

Daniel D. Walker Jr. is my 2nd great granduncle. His father is my 3rd great grandfather who was in the War of 1812 and I have his paperwork too. He joined at about age 14 as a drummer boy. His son Daniel D. Walker Jr. didn't live long after the war.

There are Civil War military roll cards only. No pension was filed. Daniel D. Walker Jr.'s paperwork (what little there is of it) says:

Company Muster in Roll.
Prv. Co. F, 27th Reg IA, Inf.
Roll dated Dubuque IA, Oct. 3rd, 1862.
Born Grant Co., WI, Age 23,
Occupation was farmer.
When enlisted Aug. 15, 186 _blank
Where enlisted was Colesburg, Delaware Co., IA for 3 yrs.
Eyes, hair, complexion all dark,
When Mustered in Oct. 3, 1862
Muster in to date Aug. 15, 1862
Bounty paid: $25.00
Premium paid $2.00

He died Jul 25, 1869 in Colesburg, IA, and is buried at Brown Cemetery
source: WPA Clayton Co., IA read from stones in 1930. Now (1990) there is no stone, but it is known he is buried next to his mother. It is not known where his father is buried.

1850 Census, District 7, Delaware County, Iowa: Daniel M. Walker (age 55, laborer, born North Carolina), Betsey M. Walker (age 53, born Virginia), Rebecca Walker (age 17, born Missouri), Caroline Walker (age 14, born Wisconsin), Daniel D. Walker (age 10, born Wisconsin), Wm. H. Walker (age 8, born Iowa), Mary Oliver (age 19, born Missouri), and Berril D. Oliver (age 1, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census: Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Daniel D. Walker (age 62, born SC, farmer), Betsey Walker (age 58, born VA), Rebecca Walker (age 22, born MO), Daniel Walker (age 17, born Wis.), William Walker (age 14, born Iowa), James Walker (age 26, born KY), Mary Walker (age 6, born Iowa), William Walker (age 2, born Iowa) and Violetta Walker (age 0, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 17 years.

1860 Census: Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Daniel D. Walker (age 66, farmer, born South Carolina ), Betsey Walker (age 64, born Virginia), Daniel Walker (age 21, born Wisconsin), William H. Walker (age 19, born Iowa), and Violetta J. Walker (age 5, born Iowa).

1870 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule, Millville, Clayton County, Iowa: Daniel Walker (age 30, widowed, born Wisconsin, the month in which the person died: July, Occupation: Farmer, Disease or Cause of Death: Consumption.

Daniel D. Walker died Jul 25, 1869 and is buried at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Clayton County, Iowa.

I requested a photo of the "spot" from Find a Grave. The information I had said there was no stone, but I hoped for at least a photo that would show the spot next to his mother (per the information above).

On July 5, 2013, I received a message that the photo had been uploaded. I was surprised to see that there was a stone. I mentioned that to the Find a Grave Volunteer and this was his response:

Elaine, The American Legion here purchased the stone for Daniel Walker and I put it in. I am not exactly sure about the spot (there are no records), but I have put him next to Lucinda. In that lot there are 5 unmarked graves, but the one next to Lucinda is an adult male so it seemed the most likely place for Daniels stone. I would have to assume that those unmarked graves are the rest of some of the Walkers. I have gotten pretty proficient at Grave Dowsing and I think we have him "if not in the exact grave" very close. Thanks to you, he finally has a marker.

Steve


Wandell, Alexander He was born Oct. 7, 1844 in Cattaraugus County, N.Y. He was the son of Alexander (1798 - Oct. 21, 1873) and Phyla/Philo/Philinda Wandell (one family tree had her maiden name as Lamphier). He married Ella Rowell on Feb. 3, 1872.

Sperry Twp. -- Alexander Wandell was born in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., Oct. 7, 1844. When he was about nine years old his father removed to McHenry County, Ill., where he remained one year, and in 1854 located in Clayton County, Iowa. Alexander was educated chiefly in Cox Creek Township. He enlisted in 1863 in the late war, in Company F, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry. He participated in the battles of Dead Oaks, Tupelo, Nashville, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. Mr. Wandell was transferred to the Twelfth Iowa Infantry previous to the close of the war. After he was transferred, he volunteered as dispatch carrier, carrying messages between Tuscaloosa and Talladega, Ala. After serving in this capacity six months, he retired from the service and returned to Iowa. He followed farming until December, 1881, when he engaged in the livery business in Volga City, and still continues in that occupation with good success. He was married on Feb. 3, 1872, to Ella Rowell, who was born in New Hampshire in 1854. They have one child - Wilber M., born May 8, 1873. Mr. Wandell is a Republican in politics.

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1106-1107
Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1882
Reprinted by: Monona Historical Society, Monona, Iowa
Reproduction by: Unigraphics, Inc., 1401 North Fares Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711, 1975

1850 Census: Napoli, Cattaraugus County, New York: Alexander Wandell (age 51, farmer, born NY), Philo Wandel (age 46, born New York), George Wandell (age 15, born New York), Henry Wandell (age 11, born New York), Ann M. Wandel (age 8, born New York), Alexander Wandell (age 5, born New York) and Juliette Wandell (age 2, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: Cox Creek Clayton County, Iowa: Alexander Wandell (age 55, farmer, born NY), Phyla Wandell (age 52, born NY), Timothy Wandell (age 29, born NY), Henry Wandell (age 17, born NY), Alexander Wandell (age 11, born NY), Anne M. Wandell (age 14, born NY), and Juliette Wandell (age 8, born NY). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Cox Creek, Clayton county, Iowa: Alexander Wondel (age 61, farmer, born New York), Phila Wondel (age 57, born New York), Henry Wondel (age 21, born New York), Ann Wondell (age 18, born New York), Alex Wondel (age 15, born New York), and Juliette Wondel (age 12, born New York).

1870 Census: Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa: Alexander Wandell (age 25, farmer, born New York), Alexander Wandell (age 71, farm laborer, born New York), and Philinda Wandell (age 67, born New York.

1880 Census: Saint John, Clayton county, Iowa: Alexander Wandal (age 35, farmer, born New York), Ella Wandal (age 26, born New Hampshire), Wilbur Wandel (age 7, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; Alex Wandel (Volga City, age 40, livery, born New York), Ellen Wandel (age 31, born New Hampshire), Wilber Wandell (age 11, born Clayton County, Iowa).

Alexander Wandell died Aug. 29, 1899. He is buried in Taylorsville Cemetery (Lot 270), Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa.

His widow Ella Wandell filed for a pension on Nov. 14, 1899 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa: Wilber M. Wandell ((born May 1873, age 27, born Iowa, clerk in a drug store), wife Myra J. Wandel (born June 1875, age 25, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Iowa), daughter Ina M. Wandell (born Oct. 1899, age 9/12, born Iowa), mother Ella Wandell (born Feb. 1854, age 46, widowed, 2 children born, 1 still living, born New Hampshire).


Waters, Thomas He was born about 1842 in Illinois. He may have been the son of Thomas Waters (Watters).

1880 Census: Lincoln, Union County, Iowa: Thomas Watters (age 38, single, farm laborer, disability: rheumatism, born Illinois), Thomas Watters (age 77, widowed, farmer, cannot read or write, born VA. They were living with the family of A. Johnston.

The Union County Iowa USGENWEB site has a listing of Civil War Veterans buried in Union County. They list Thomas Waters, Co. F. 27th Iowa, buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

There is also a death record listed for Thomas Waters in Union County. However, in 1880, he should have been 38 (not 68) years old. I can't discount the possibility of a typo on his age, so this may or may not be him: Union County Death Record: Name: Thomas Waters, age 68, died July 21, 1880 in Dodge Township, Union County, Iowa. Burial Place: West Branch.

His names was spelled WATTERS on Find a Grave. The tombstone photo clearly shows a military styled tombstone (very hard to read), but they have it annotated as Co. F. 27th Iowa Inft". I did not find a cemetery called West Branch in Union County.


Whitson, William He was born about 1838 in Ohio. He married Mary Jane Patton.

I have some doubts about part of this information. According to Find a Grave: William Whitson was married to Mary Jane Patton. In census records I find a William Whitson and Mary J, with a large family. The problem is, he was born about 1822-24 in Tennessee. 1925 Iowa State Census list several people with William Whitson and Mary J. Patton as their parents. None of them list a William Whitson born in Ohio. So I have not listed any census records him. I am just not sure they are right.

William Whitson died May 16, 1896 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown Iowa

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Wm. Whitson, Pvt, Co. F, 27th Regt. Iowa Inf. Cemetery: Soldiers Home at Marshalltown Iowa. Date of death: May 16, 1896.

His widow Mary J. Whitson filed for a pension on May 27, 1896 in Iowa.

It appears that she remarried to another veteran Benjamin Franklin Sacks (1843-1927) who is also buried in Iowa Veterans Home. He was a solider in Company A, 179 PA Inf.

Mary Jane (Patton) (Whitson) Sacks died April 7, 1924 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery.


Wilcox, Franklin N. He was born about 1837 in New York. He married Helen Eaton on Oct, 13, 1861 (pension record) in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Edmond L. (?-Jan. 20, 1869) and Ruth W. Eaton (1819-1880)

1860 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa; Alonzo Rowley (age 34, blacksmith, born New York), Huldy Jane Rowley (age 26, born New York), Anson Rowley (age 72, born Massachusetts) and Franklin Wilcox (age 22, blacksmith, born New York.)

Alonzo Rowley: Blacksmith, Sec. 16; was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Sept. 24, 1822. Married Huldy Jane Wilcox in New York, who died May 10, 1861. Married Sarah Ferris in February, 1862. Emigrated to this State settling in Fairfield, Jefferson County, in 1856; came to this county in the Spring of 1858.

(Biographical Sketches, Delaware County, Iowa)

Franklin N. Wilcox died August 8, 1863 from chronic diarrhea. He is buried in Mead Cemetery, Thorpe, Delaware County, Iowa

His widow Helen Wilcox filed for a pension on August 19, 1863. Information from her pension record is extracted below:

In her pension application, dated Aug. 10, 1863, she stated

  • She was a resident of Delaware Township, Delaware County, Iowa.
  • She was age 23.
  • She was the widow of Franklin N. Wilcox who was a private in Company F, commanded by Joseph Holbrook in the twenty seventh Regiment Iowa Infantry, who on the 8th day of June 1863 at La Grange, Louisiana, died of chronic Diarrhea.
  • She was married to Franklin N. Wilcox on Oct. 13, 1861. The marriage license said they were married at Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, by Joy Bishop, Minister of the Gospel.
  • That she has one child aged one year and one month living with her. (birth record in file showed that Edmond S. Wilcox was born July 22, 1862.)

1870 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Ruth W. Eaton (age 56), Helen Wilcox (age 29, born NY), Charles Eaton (age 21, born NY), and Eddie Wilcox (age 7, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Ruth W. Eaton (age 67), daughter Helen J. Wilcox (age 40, born New York), grandson Edmond Wilcox (age 17, born Iowa).

Helen Wilcox was dropped from the rolls of Pensioner due to death Oct. 20, 1912. She is buried in Mead Cemetery, Thorpe, Delaware Twp., Delaware County, Iowa.


Williams, William M. He was born Nov. 13, 1836 in Wales. He married Mary E. Babcock on Aug. 25, 1862 in Coffins Grove, Delaware County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

This biography is for the son of William M. Williams.

FRANK M. WILLIAMS

"Williams has it" is the slogan of the business conducted by Frank M. Williams, a general merchant of Rowley. He is ever alert and energetic, ready for any emergency and always watching for opportunities that will enable him to honorably promote his business interests. He knows, too, that the way to win trade is to satisfy his customers and he does this by keeping a large and well selected stock which he sells at reasonable prices. His store is today one of the leading commercial establishments of the town.

Mr. Williams is a native of Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa, born May 16, 1873, his parents being William M. and Mary E. (Babcock) Williams, the former a native of Wales and the latter of Illinois. The father was but four years of age when his parents left Wales and came to the new world, settling in Indiana, where he was reared and educated. When a young man he accompanied his parents on their removal to Buchanan county, where he remained for some time with his father and mother but went to Delaware county before the outbreak of the Civil war. He filled the office of sheriff of that county when the county seat was at Delhi. Following the inauguration of hostilities between the north and the south, he offered his services to the government and enlisted as a member of Company C*, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, with which he remained until the close of the war or for a period of three years, during which he participated in a number of hotly contested engagements that contributed to the success which finally crowned the Union arms. When the war, was over he took up his abode in Masonville, Delaware county, where he engaged in general merchandising, conducting his store there for several years. He afterward rented laud in Buchanan county and carried on general farming for ten years on that place. He next removed to a farm near Brandon, investing in eighty acres in Jefferson township which he developed and improved, continuing the cultivation of that farm for many years. At length, however, he retired from active business life and removed to Brandon, where he remained until his death on the 18th of December, 1900. His widow passed away in 1905.

Frank M. Williams was reared and educated in Buchanan county, Iowa, and remained with his parents until nineteen years of age, when he secured a clerkship in the employ of John Cline of Brandon, who paid him for the first year ten dollars per month and his board. He continued in Brandon until October 20, 1903, and gradually worked his way upward, so that for five years he was there engaged in business on his own account. He left Brandon, however, because of the illness of his wife, hoping that a change of climate might prove beneficial. Removing to Longmont, Colorado, he there engaged in the grocery business for six months and for a similar period made his home in Denver. Returning to Iowa, he settled in Fort Dodge, where he resided for some time, being upon the road as a traveling salesman during that period.

Mr. Williams was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife on the 21st of September, 1905. He had been married on the 21st of November, 1895, to Miss Mary E. Jamieson, who was born in Brandon, November 21, 1878, a daughter of Walter and Martha (Newcomb) Jamieson, who were natives of New York but became pioneer settlers of Buchanan county, arriving here at a very early day. Her father now makes his home in Brandon but her mother passed away July 21, 1911.

After the death of his first wife Mr. Williams made his headquarters at Mason City, Iowa, until 1910. He was again married on the 21st of December of that year, his second union being with Bertha E. Gaaseh. of Linn county, Iowa, a daughter of John W. and Mattie (Johnson) Gaaseh, the former a native of Dubuque county, Iowa, and the latter of Benton county. At an early period in the development Of Linn county, Mr. and Mrs. Gaaseh became residents of that section and there he carried on farming until his death, which occurred in 1902, he being accidentally killed by a horse. His widow survives and yet makes her home in Linn county.

Following his marriage Mr. Williams continued upon the road until January, 1912, when he came to Rowley and purchased the general mercantile business of Van Orsdol & Lotts. He today has a fine store and enjoys an extensive patronage. His business methods are such as commend him to public confidence and support, and the people have come to know that his slogan, "Williams has it," is no idle boast, for he carries a large and well selected line that meets the requirements of the general public.

In his fraternal relations Mr. Williams is a Mason, belonging to Holman Lodge, No. 593, and he is also identified with the Eastern Star. He exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the republican

* Note: The roster for the 27th Iowa says he was in Company F.

1870 Census: Coffins Grove, Delaware county, Iowa (Post Office Masonville): Wm. M. Williams, (age 32, ret. merchant, born Wales), Mary E. Williams, (age 27, born Illinois), Jane Williams (age 4, born Iowa), Emma Williams (age 2, born Iowa) and Grace Williams (age 9/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Fremont, Buchanan County, Iowa; W. M. Williams (age 43, born Wales), wife Mary E. Williams (age 36, born Illinois), daughter Jennie A. Williams (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Mabel L. Williams (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Gracia E. Williams (age 11, born Iowa), son Frank M. Williams (age 7, born Iowa), son Fred B. Williams (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Mary R. Williams (age 3, born Iowa)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa Infantry, William M. Williams, First Lieutenant, Co. F. Post Office Address: Masonville.

1885 Iowa State Census: Fremont, Buchanan County, Iowa: William M. Williams (Township 89, Range 7, Section 35, SW SW, age 48, farmer, born Wales), Mary E. Williams (age 41, born Illinois), Jennie A. Williams (age 18, born Delaware County, Iowa), Mable J. Williams (age 17, born Delaware County, Iowa), Gracie E. Williams, (age 15, born Delaware County, Iowa), Frank M. Williams (age 11, born Delaware County, Iowa), Fred B. Williams (age 11, born Delaware County, Iowa), Mary R. Williams (age 8, born Buchanan County, Iowa)

1900 Census: Jefferson, Buchanan County, Iowa; William Williams (born Nov. 1836, age 63, married 37 years, born Wales, immigrated 1838, capitalist), Wife, Mary E. Williams (born Jun 1844, age 56, married 37 years, 10 children born, 6 still living, born Ill.), daughter Mamie R. Williams. (born Sept. 1876, age 23, born Iowa, school teacher).

William M. Williams died Dec. 18, 1900 and is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Jefferson, Buchanan County, Iowa.

His widow Mary E. Williams filed for a pension on Jan. 7, 1901 in Iowa.

Mary E. (Babcock) Williams (born Jan. 12, 1844), died Nov. 3, 1906 and is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Buchanan County, Iowa.


Wilson, Reuben B. He was born about 1837 in Indiana. There was an R. B. Wilson that married Fanny Potter on Jan. 26, 1870 in Jasper, Missouri. (Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920). Crawford County Kansas (where they were in 1870) is in very close proximity to Jasper County, Missouri. Also note that in 1890 and 1900 they were living in Jasper County, Missouri. I am not certain the marriage information is correct, but it is very possible.

1860 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa; Robert M. Watson (age 44), Lydia Watson (age 40), Herbert F. Watson (age 7), Dorothy Fuller (age 61) and Reuben Wilson (age 22, born Indiana)

1870 Census, Baker, Crawford County, Kansas: Lucinda Miller (age 48, born New York), Dunmark Miller (age 24, born Ohio), Edward Miller (age 18, born Illinois), Truman Miller (age 6, born Illinois), Reuben Wilson (age 32, farmer, born Indiana) and Fanny Wilson (age 26, born Illinois).

1880 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: Reuben Wilson (age 47, works in sawmill, born Indiana), Fannie Wilson (age 35, born Illinois), daughter Addie E Wilson (age 9, born Kansas), daughter Mary E. Wilson (age 5, born Iowa).

1885 Kansas State Census Collection, Morton, Sedgwick County, Kansas: R. B. Wilson (age 48, farmer, born Indiana, to Kansas from Iowa, Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Military service of the United States: Yes: Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: F, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27. Arm of Service: I.), Fannie Wilson (age 38, born Illinois), A. E. Wilson (female, age 14, born Kansas), M .E. Wilson (female, age 10, born Iowa)

1890 Veterans Census: Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri: Reuben B. Wilson, Private, Co. F, 27 Ia Vol. Enlist Aug. 14, 1862, discharged Aug. 8, 1865. Post-Office Address: Carthage. Disability Incurred: Shell wound in foot.

1900 Census: Carthage, Ward 3, Jasper County, Missouri: Reuben B. Wilson (born Aug, 1835, age 64, married 30 years, born Indiana, pensioner), wife Fannie Wilson (born July 1845, age 54, married 30 years, 3 children born 2 still living, born Michigan), daughter Mary E Wilson (born Apr. 1876, age 24, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Oakland Ward 7, Alameda, California: Reuben B. Wilson (age 74, married 1 time for 40 years, born Indiana, own income) wife Fanny Wilson (age 65, married 1 time for 40 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Michigan).

Reuben B. Wilson died July 26, 1910 at Alameda, California. (California, Death Index, 1905-1939)


Wilson, William N. He was born about Jan. 1846 in Georgia. He was the son of Hugh B. Wilson (Jan. 16, 1825 - Feb. 6, 1891) and Louisa E. Wilson. He married Sarah R.

1860 Census: Bayou Metre, Pulaski County, Arkansas: Hue B. Wilson (age 35, chair maker, born South Carolina), Louisa E. Wilson (age 35, born Georgia), Margaret M. Wilson (age 16, born Georgia), William N. Wilson (age 14, born Georgia), Marian A . Wilson (age 12, born Georgia), Catharine Wilson (age 10, born Georgia), Prudy Wilson (age 8, born Georgia), and John Wilson (age 4, born Georgia).

1880 Census: Bayou Metoe, Pulaski County, Arkansas: William N. Wilson (age 33, born Georgia, farmer), wife Sarah E. Wilson (age 29), son Hugh B. Wilson (age 5), and daughter Ellen B. Wilson (age 2).

William N. Wilson filed for a pension on May 21, 1894 in Arkansas.

1900 Census: Bayou Meto Township, Pulaski County, Arkansas: William N. Wilson (born Jan 1846, age 54, married 30 years, born Georgia, farmer, father born South Carolina, mother born South Carolina), wife Sarah R. Wilson (born Feb. 1848, age 52, married 30 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Mississippi). Their son

1910 Census: Bayou Meto, Pulaski County, Arkansas: William N. Wilson (age 64, married 1 time for 40 years, born Georgia), wife Mrs. S. A. R. Wilson (age 60, married 1 time for 40 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Mississippi). Their son Hugh B. Wilson and family lived next door.

William N. Wilson died Feb. 10, 1915 at Cato, Pulaski County, Arkansas. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Cato Cemetery aka Frenchman's Mountain, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.