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

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Adams, Timothy Goodwin He was born Dec. 12, 1843 at Ware, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John B. Adams (1816 -1881) and Lydia Angeline Cleveland (Jan. 20, 1821 - 1912). He married Eliza Jerusha Laughlin on Feb. 21, 1867 at Little Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Lewis and Maria Laughlin.

Timothy G. Adams
Biographical Information
Submitted by Scott Adams

Timothy and Eliza J. Adams Photo: Timothy Goodwin Adams and Eliza Adams (his wife), Submitted by: Family of Cindy L. (Bohnert) Martinez and Deane Funk

Eliza, the first child of Lewis and Maria Laughlin was born March 14, 1849 at De Peyster, New York. She died in her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 22, 1930 at the age of 81 years At the close of the Civil War she went with her parents and younger brothers on the long trip to Iowa where they lived in a log cabin near Little Cedar, Iowa. There she attended school and we find her name listed with a group of other pupils. It was while she lived there that she married Timothy Adams on February 21, 1867.

Timothy Goodwin Adams was born December 12, 1843 at Ware, Pennsylvania and died December 26, 1935 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a mason by trade. In the early days in Colorado he prospected for gold in the mountains. He was an active member of the G. A. R. After he was 87 years old he had to have his right hand amputated but he did not let that handicap him and kept as busy as ever and learned to write real well with his left hand Later, he fell and broke his hip and was confined to a wheel chair for the rest of his life.

For a few years after they were married Eliza and Timothy lived near Little Cedar, Iowa. We find that four of their children were born there. They moved to Lucas in Dunn County, near Menomonie, Wisconsin, where three more of the children were born.

In 1886 Timothy's sister and family who had lived near Menomonie went to Colorado and liked it so well they encouraged Eliza and Timothy to make the move also.

The children thought their grandmother Lidia Angelina Cleveland Adams who went with them, kept a diary but no one has been able to find it.

The following account of the trip was written by Harry and Cora Adams Bowser from information given by the older children, Jennie, Arthur and Ernest who were old enough to remember the trip.

MR. AND MRS. T. G. ADAMS TRIP FROM WISCONSIN TO COLORADO
WITH THEIR SIX CHILDREN
AND HIS MOTHER (LIDIA ANGELINE CLEVELAND ADAMS)

It was about noon on August 18, 1887 that the Adams family left their four room log home (two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs). The house was located ten miles west of Menomonie on the north side of the old Hudson road but the stable and hayshed were on the south side. The children were Nathan, Arthur, Jennie, Elmer, Ernest, and Cora, who not yet a year old.

They had two wagons; the lead wagon, a new one drawn by two yoke of oxen, and driven by Arthur. Nathan drove the second wagon with a yoke of oxen given to him by his grandfather Adams.

In all, they had eleven head of cattle including two milk cows. They went about seven miles that first afternoon. Several friends and relatives camped with them the first night. These included Mr. and Mrs. Judd Adams (T. G. Adams brother), his sister Mrs. Cordelia S. Smith and two children Willie and Etta. Mrs. Bennett, a sister of Mrs. Judd Adams, her little boy, and a friend Bill Thumb.

Mrs. Lidia Adams put a feather bed in the wagon where she slept. On the average they made ten or twelve miles a day.

They ferried across the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers west through Blooming Prairie to Austin, Minnesota. where they stopped for about a week. From there Mrs. T. G. Adams took Cora and Ernest by train to Osage, Iowa to visit her family. Her brother Jim, came back with her and stayed for a few days with the family.

From there they went on west into the Pipestone county and into Dakota. (It wasn't divided at that time). Eliza had two brothers - Willard and Frank, also an uncle and some cousins living near Egan in Moody County. They must have been there two weeks or more. Merdith, the daughter of Willard was only a few days old at that time. Nathan and Arthur worked at threshing grain and plowing. From there they went to Yankton, where they ferried the Missouri River into Nebraska and on south to Columbus where a very happy experience awaited them. There was a large corn field, so they inquired if they might clean the field and have the stalks for their cattle. To their surprise the owner was grandmother Adams' brother, whom she had not seen since they were children. His name was Gilbert Cleveland. They put up there for the winter with George Cleveland, a cousin of T. G. Adams. Timothy did plastering and the boys did whatever they could get to do. Jennie worked for her board in Columbus and went to school.

Sometime in June, they started west along the Platt River. About a mile out of Arapahoe, they met By Allen. Timothy knew him first. He was a chaplain and comrade of his in the Civil War, so they camped there for ten day or more and Mr. Allen spent some time visiting with them. They all worked where they could get anything to do. They were still there on the Fourth of July so Nathan and Arthur walked back about two miles to attend the celebration in Arapahoe.

There were lots of fish, wild geese and prairie chicken near Columbus. Eliza made a trap to catch the chickens and caught quite a few which they found very good eating.

They had a little dog with them named Sober. One day they missed him so Nathan went back to where they had camped the night before and found the dog waiting there for the family to return.

In Minnesota where they camped there was a lake and a boat so they did some fishing and caught a very large pickerel. Ernest was barely seven years old but he vividly remembered one fishing experience. He went alone and no one knew that he had gone. He took some bacon from the lunch box and baited a hook and got in a small boat and took off and threw in his line. Pretty soon he had a bite. He could hardly hold on but he had been told that if you loosen your hold the fish would bite the line in two and get away so he hung on for dear life, with the fish taking him farther and farther out on the lake. When his folks heard his screams for help his older brothers Nathan and Arthur took another boat and went to his rescue. They landed the fish, about three feet in length. Ernest's hands and fingers were bleeding from the fish line. He never tried that again, his experience was punishment enough.

Ernest also remembers grating potatoes to make starch for his grandmother's white apron and bonnet.

During the first few years of their life in Colorado the Adams family lived in the eastern part of the state where Lewis was born in Kit Carson County and Harry at Cheyenne Wells. Later they lived on farms near Calhan and Payton. In 1920 they moved to Colorado Springs where they spent the rest of their lives. Eliza or Lide as she was always called, had what in this day we would call a hard life but she was always cheerful and patient and doing things for other people. She was a wonderful mother to her children.

The following is an excerpt from her obituary printed in the local paper.

"Mrs. Eliza Adams, 81, wife of Timothy G. Adams, well known G.A.R. veteran, died last night at her home 21 North Twenty-fourth St. following an illness of only a few hours. She was a pioneer resident of the region having resided in El Paso county for the past 36 years, 12 of which were spent in Colorado Springs and the others in the eastern part of the county in the vicinity of Calhan and Payton.

Last February Mr. and Mrs. Adams celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. The married life of this couple was longer than any other couple in the region. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Ladies of the G.A.R. and of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving besides the husband are 3 sons, Arthur Adams of Portland, Oregon, Ernest Adams, this city and Harry Adams of Ellicot, Colorado; two daughters Mrs. J. N Hollenbaugh of Cheyenne Wells, Mrs. John Nass, Peyton Colorado; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Records in the family Bible show that nine children were born to Timothy and Eliza Adams. They were as follows:

  1. Nathan Parker Adams, the first child of Eliza and Timothy Adams was born June 29, 1868 at Little Cedar, Iowa. As a lad he worked on the farm with his father. When he was about eighteen he went with the family on the long trip to Colorado and drove one of the ox team. He was killed by lightning while working in the field while they lived at Calhan, Colorado on July 13, 1903. He was never married.
  2. Arthur Eugene Adams was born February 22, 1870 at Little Cedar, Iowa and died in Oregon March 28, 1961. He married Olive Morrow Adams, the widow of his brother Elmer on January 30, 1907. They lived on a farm near Calhan, Colorado until they moved to Portland, Oregon. They had one son, Elmer Morrow Adams.
  3. Jennie Effie Adams was born near Little Cedar, Iowa, November 16, 1872. She went to Colorado with her parents and lived with them on a farm near Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. She married Jake Hollenbaugh August 8, 1891. They lived near Cheyenne Wells for several years until the death of Jake, then Jennie went to Denver to live with her daughter where she passed away March 1, 1962. She remained alert all this time and helped with the early part of this record of the family. Jennie and Jake had five children: Bessie, William T., Lewis John, Cora Ellen and Jennie Bell.
  4. Elmer William Adams was born June 19, 1874 at Little Cedar, Iowa and died January 7, 1905 near Calhan, Colorado. Elmer was about fourteen years of age when the family made the long trip from Wisconsin to Colorado so was probably of a great help to the family. In Colorado he taught school and helped with the farm work. He married Ruth Morrow August 22, 1899. He died of T.B. when he was 32 years of age.
  5. Ernest John Adams was born October 19, 1879 at the home near Menomonie, Wisconsin. He died April 8, 1962 from a stroke after recovering from three major operations during the previous year. While he was at home, Ernest helped with the farm work and also taught school. He remembered several of the incidents of the trip to Colorado which are given earlier in the story. Ernest married Bertha Ruth Senneff, May 17, 1911. She was born February 1, 1889. After they were married they lived on a farm near Calhan, Colorado until 1916 when they moved to Colorado Springs where he established his own business of making syrups. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In an earlier report were are told that grandfather Samuel Laughlin went to church on Saturday, but the main office of the church has no record of his membership. However, it was probably a very small church in New York. Ernest and Bertha had three children: Glenna Ruth, Norman Ernest, and George Goodwin.
  6. Mattie L. Adams, born January 2, 1882. died September 2, 1884.
  7. Cora Marie Adams was born September 10, 1886. She was only about a year old when the family made the long trip to Colorado. She lived on the farm near Calhan, Colorado with her parents. She married John Nass in 1907. After his death in 1944 she lived in Colorado Springs near her two daughters. On December 12, 1948, she married Harry Bowser. After their marriage they spent the summers living on his farm near Brookville, Ohio, but in the winter they went back to her home in Colorado Springs. Cora Adams Nass Bowser is buried in the Peyton Cemetery at Peyton, Colorado. She was laid to rest in their family plot beside her first husband, John Nass. Cora and John Nass had four children: Harold, Bernice G, Thelma Leota and Vera.
  8. Lewis J. Adams was born January 13, 1889 Died March 25, 1891.
  9. Harry Newton Adams was born while the family lived in the eastern part of Colorado. While working with his father on the farm, he married Iva Arnold. Some time later they moved to Colorado Springs. They had two boys and two girls: Arlo, Mildred Mae, Delpha, and Kenneth.

Note: additional information regarding the families of the children of Timothy and Eliza Adams, are available upon request.

Additional information about Eliza Jerusia Laughlin Adams parents and siblings are available upon request. Scott Adams

Civil War Record of T. G. Adams
Submitted by Scott Adams

We publish this week a story of the war record of T. G. Adams of 211 North Twenty-Fourth street, who will be 82 years old in December. He was born in Pennsylvania, coming to Colorado in 1888, settling in the eastern part of the state. He has lived in this county for 25 years and seven years on the West Side.

I was enrolled in the Army, the 13th day of August, 1862, in the county of Mitchell, in Mitchell, Iowa.

We were moved to Dubuque, Iowa, and were camped there several weeks, with our summer units. Shortly after this we received our uniforms, which were very warm. We then got a ten day furlough and went home. We had to walk from Cedar Falls, as that was the end of the railroad at that time. By pressing a farmer to take us to Osage, we reached there the next day about noon. I arrived home that afternoon. It was a happy meeting, but a sad parting when the time came for me to leave.

When we returned to Dubuque we were ordered to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, where we remained for about six weeks. During that time there was a detail made to go west and quiet the Indians. They took the artillery and fired a few shots to give the Indians an idea of what they had. They didn't like the Pale Faces shoot at them, so remained quiet. I was not in that detail.

Shortly after the detail returned to Ft. Snelling, we were ordered down the Mississippi River. On our way down the river we stopped at Dubuque, the captain having to take on some freight at that place. We soldiers rode in what was called a barge, a flat boat open all around, except for about three feet, which made some protection in case of a storm. Under this cover we stored our war outfit. While the boat was stopped we went up town, and after we had been there sometime, the bell rang so we had to double back quick.

While we were up town the captain of the boat took on a lot of spuds and packed them in the barge, so everything we had was covered with sacks of spuds. We made inquiry about our guns, but no one seemed to know anything about them. By this time we were getting desperate and commenced throwing the sacks of spuds into the river. Two working together put the sacks on the deck around the barge and pushed them overboard. Major Howard of our regiment tried to stop us, and we came so very near pushing him into the river that he took passage on some other boat. Our captain then came out and told us, if we would be quiet, the captain of the boat would have them moved out. We told him that would do, but they must get busy right away, and they did. The deck hands went on the run, both going and coming, and soon had them out, after which we found our guns and all of our equipment and experienced no further trouble.

On our way to Memphis we had plenty of potatoes and butter in the center of the barge, so we had potatoes fried in butter.

We reached Memphis, and we were there in winter quarters about two months. Being there at Christmas time, Jim Butler and myself celebrated. We had one quart of eggnog, which was fine. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

We made one forage trip, called the "Meridian", in which we got many geese and chickens. It was so wet and muddy at that time that our shoe heels stuck in the mud, but that didn't stop us from going to where we had started for. Turning quite a lot of railroad over, we piled the ties up and put the rails across the top, after which we set fire to the ties. When the rails got hot the ends dropped down and so rendered them useless.

This completed, we started on our return trip to Memphis. It rained hard every day, so took several days to make the trip. My company, "K", did most of the foraging. Company "G" wouldn't let their men forage, and they felt so bad about it they cried. We had more than we could use, so let them have some of our plunder.

This done we had our guns to clean, our clothes to wash, and then clean our camp, called "fatigue duty", which was done while we were resting. The teamster had to do the same. One had his harness spread out to dry when the wagon master came along and ask him why he didn't turn over, meaning to get one from the commissary, but answered by saying, "I intend to when this gets dry."

While on picket duty on the Pigeon Roast Road a man came to the picket post with a dead mule, loaded with gun caps, hauled by the mule. The boys had to investigate by prodding the dead mule with their bayonets, and found that it contained gun caps, and other ammunition. When they were relieved he was taken to headquarters and turned over to the colonel of the regiment.

We left Memphis, Tennessee in the spring of 1863, for Little Rock, Arkansas. The rebel cavalry was there, waiting for the Yankees. On arriving, our men laid a pontoon bridge across the river on which our cavalry crossed. Following this there was a cavalry battle which lasted about three hours. By this time a good force of our army was across, which caused the rebels to retreat, with our cavalry after them. No lives were lost. My regiment was left to guard some artillery and wagons, so didn't cross the river. The scene of the fight, although dangerous, was just like a picture. We stayed at Little Rock, Arkansas about two months and from there went to Holly Springs, Mississippi but didn't stay there long. We were there on the Fourth of July, 1863, Vicksburg surrendering on that day.

From Holly Springs we went across the country through hills and hollows to Vicksburg. The roads were muddy from frequent rains, so we had a hard time getting through, and as our supplies were exhausted we became very hungry. Fortunately we came to a horse-power feed mill, where we remained about two days and ground corn from which we made corn pone of meal, water, and salt. We parched corn and ate it from the cob, which was rather rich, but we survived, and finally reached Black River, East Vicksburg, where we got plenty to eat. We saw General Grants headquarters, his trenches, telegraph system and other equipment.

I don't remember how long we stayed there, but I was stationed on a big hill called Fort Hill, on which there were many lead bullets laying around. We had been there sometime when ordered to join the fleet and go up Red River.

(to be continued)


My Civil War Life
(Continued from last week)

Taking a boat we went down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River. The water was deep, but owing to the narrowness of the stream, with trees on both sides hanging over the river, we could hardly get along in places, but finally reached Fort De Russie, where we had a fight with the rebels. We captured the fort, some guns and ammunition. We took what guns we wanted, spiking the others. They had some large guns that cut down trees sixteen inches through.

General A. J. Smith in command of our division loaned to General Blank for the trip. The hillside along the street that went to the city of Vicksburg was full of caves made by hand for women and children to live in where they could be safe from stray bullets.

This was the latter part of April, and the first part of May, 1864. The weather was very warm, the roads dry and dusty, with thick hedge on both sides, which held the dust so that we couldn't see the third man in front of us when we were marching along, but we continued to follow the rebels. Water was very scarce, being so far from the river that we couldn't get it there. After a hard days march the only water that we found was a pool in the road about four rods across, which the rains had filled. In the center of this was a dead mule, pretty well decayed. As we were not able to get any better water, the officers placed a guard around this to keep the men from washing their hands and feet in it. It was a little thick, but helped tide us over until we could get good water.

Next morning we continued our chase after the rebels. They gave us a military salute by throwing shells at us, which bounded along just outside the road. Fortunately no one was hurt.

The next day we reached Alexandria, Louisiana, which was near the river, so we had plenty of clean water. General Bank had his siege guns which were about 10 feet in length, in position and ready for action. We stayed there only a few days, but while there General Bank was interested in foraging sugar and cotton, which he shipped to New Orleans. When we left there for Shreveport, General Bank put his heavy artillery and commissary wagons in advance, with a light advance guard. It looked as though he did it for a purpose (perhaps not), anyway, the rebels took advantage of this and had a large force ready for us when we reached Pleasant Hill. We had a hot engagement about 3:00 P.M. until dark. This was in May, 1864. I had made a bucket of coffee which was ready to take off the fire when we were ordered to fall in double-quick. I left my coffee and did not return to it.

Four battalions of rebel cavalry brought on the attack. We let them get pretty close before we opened fire. Only one man was seen to try to get back, he stopped by a large stump. Every horse was with rider. The infantry advanced. We had four lines of battle, my regiment being in the front line. As the rebels approached us we exchanged a few shots, then our line fell back of the other three lines, and reformed. In making our fall back I got tangled in some grape vines and lost my hat. The rebels flanked both right and left, so that we had to go straight back, and they got so close I could hear them say "halt", "you yankee", but we did not stop The next line of battle stopped them. There was a continual roar of musketry and cannon until dark. General Bank thought he had had plenty and ordered a retreat at 3:00 A.M. but Smith said he was not going to retreat until he had taken care of his dead and wounded.

We started on our retreat about 10:00 A.M. the next day. When the rebels learned that Bank had retreated they disguised themselves in our uniforms and followed us back to Yellow Bayou, where we had another battle in which I was wounded and Robert Childs was shot through the head and instantly killed. This retreat caused General Steels army, which was coming from Little Rock, Arkansas to be cut to pieces, suffering a heavy loss. After being wounded, I was carried back and placed by a large cottonwood tree, from which I could look four canon in the face, which were throwing grapeshot past me. During the battle a shell struck an ammunition wagon. The fuse blew out, so there was no explosion, but a man in the wagon was burned all over. When the rebels fell back I was put in the ambulance and taken to the hospital boat and taken to St. Louis, where we were placed in Jefferson Barracks. At this place I saw the man that was burned on the ammunition wagon. Every vein in his body could bee seen. We were nineteen days under fire. We had good care and were comfortable at Jefferson Barracks. From here I was transferred to Keokuk, Iowa, where I stayed all winter.

In February, 1865, I was taken sick with smallpox, while I was cooking in the guard house, and was removed to the pest house just outside of the city. I was there about two months and was very sick, part of the time being blank to me, as I did not realize anything. Did not have my hands in water for six weeks, and was a solid scab all over. When I began to get better my hair all came out and my finger and toe nails all came off. After about eight weeks, I thought that I was able to go down town, but the steward said I could not go, and he refused to let me have any clothing to wear, but I looked around, took what I could find and started. It was on a Sunday. I was pretty weak, the wind blew quite hard and came very near blowing me off the sidewalk, but I made it to the guard house, The other cooks that I had been working with did not know me and I did not wonder at it, as I was very thin with no hair on my head, neither finger or toe nails, but when they found out who I was they were all glad to see me. On Sunday we had what we called a three-story pie, which was made with three crusts, giving me a piece about four inches square, but I did not eat all of it.

When I got back to the pest house I learned that I had been transferred to the convalescent house. There was not much said to me only that I went without permission, so I got by very well. The steward said he would put me to nursing, but I told him I came here to be nursed, not to nurse others, so that passed over.

In about two weeks I was discharged from the small-pox quarters. I then went back to the old guard house, where I stayed a short time. I got a furlough and went home for a ten-day visit. I was away a little longer than ten days, so received a notice from the officers to report by a certain date or I would be considered a deserter. I lost no time in getting back and reporting at headquarters. The officers talked to me a short time and all was right. I then stayed there until the close of the war when we were all sent to Davenport, Iowa, to be mustered out of the service.

After getting my discharge I went to Dubuque, took the train to Cedar Falls, from there to Osage by stage and from there ten miles north to home, reaching there in May, 1865.

--T. G. Adams

1850 Census, Venango, Erie County, Pennsylvania: John B. Adams (age 35, farmer, born NY), Angeline Adams (age 29, born NY), Eliza Adams (age 8, born PA), Timothy Adams (age 6, born PA), Susan Adams (age 4, born PA) and Mary Adams (age 1, born PA).

1860 Census: Venango, Erie County, Pennsylvania: John B. Adams (age 45, farmer, born NY), Angeline Adams (age 39, born NY), Eliza D. Adams (age 18, school teacher, born PA), Timothy Adams (age 16, laborer, born PA), Fidelia Adams (age 14, born PA), and Ashley Adams (age 10, born PA).

1870 Census, Liberty, Mitchell County, Iowa, Timothy Adams (age 25, farmer, born NY), Eliza Adams (age 22, born Penn.), Nathan Adams (age 2, born NY), and unnamed Adams (age 5/12, male, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Lucas, Dunn County, Wisconsin: Timothy G. Adams (age 35, farmer, born Penn.), Wife Eliza J. Adams (age 30, born NY), son Nathan P. Adams (age 11, born Iowa), son Arthur E. Adams (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Jennie E. Adams (age 9, born Iowa), son Elmer Adams (age 6, born Iowa), son baby Adams (age 8/12, born Oct, in Wisconsin), and brother in law Orman Laughlin (age 28, born NY).

1910 Census: Precinct 18, El Paso, Colorado: Timothy G. Adams (age 66, married 1 time for 38 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Eliza Adams (age 58, married 1 time for 38 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born New York), son Ernest J. Adams (age 30, born Wisconsin), son Harry Adams (age 17, born Colorado), and niece Vivian Laughlin (age 13, born Iowa).

1920 Census, Precinct 50, El Paso, Colorado: T. G. Adams (age 76, born Pennsylvania), wife Eliza J. Adams (age 71, born New York), son Harry N. Adams (age 28, born Colorado), daughter-in-law Iva R. Adams (age 23, born Nebraska) and grandson Arlo Nathan Adams (age 11/12, born Colorado).

1930 Census: Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado: Timothy G. Adams (age 86, married, age 24 at marriage, born Pennsylvania), wife Eliza J. Adams (age 81, age 18 at marriage, born New York).

Eliza J. (Laughlin) Adams died in her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 22, 1930. She is buried in Peyton Cemetery, Plot 016-003, Peyton, El Paso County, Colorado. (note on Find a Grave it says "Sexton Records list death as Dec. 27, 1930).

Timothy G. Adams died December 26, 1935, He is buried in Peyton Cemetery, Plot 016-003, Peyton, El Paso County, Colorado.


Allen, Byron M. He was born Feb. 8, 1841 in New York. He was the son of Joseph Allen (1808 - Mar. 31, 1892) & Abigail Allen (1812 - Jan. 12, 1892). (NOTE: the death certificate of Byron M. Allen found here, lists his mother's name as Abigail Allen, and has written SAME NAME next to it.) Byron Allen married Emily L. Kennedy on Mar. 25, 1862 in Mitchell County. She was the daughter of John Kennedy & Phoebe Malissa Newberry. His sister Phylancia Allen married Samuel A. Smith, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Kaneville, Kane County, Illinois: Joseph Allen (age 42, tinker, born L.C.), Abigail Allen (age 36, born L.C.), Reuben Allen (age 16, born NY), Anne E. Allen (age 12, born NY), Byron M. Allen (age 10, born NY), Philandra Allen (age 8, born NY), Jeremiah Allen (age 6, born NY), Isadore Allen (age 4, born Illinois), Hiram Allen (age 2, born Illinois) and Anna Gregg (age 52, born NY).

1856 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: T. B. Allen (age 48, born NY, Chair maker), Abigail L. Allen (age 41, born Canada), Reuben P. Allen (age 21, born NY), Ann Eliza Allen (age 27, born NY), Byron M. Allen (age 15, born NY), Phylancy Allen (age 13, born NY), Jeremiah B. Allen (age 11, born NY), Isadore Allen (age 9, born NY), Hiram Allen (age 7, born NY) and Mahala Allen (age 1, born NY). (NOTE: the pages were greatly separated: T. B., Abigail and Reuben were on the bottom of image 5 of 22. The rest of them were on the top of image 18 of 22. Both groups were in household 70, but apparently the pages were filmed incorrectly. -- I had to look through most of the images to find the parents.)

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Joseph B. Allen (age 52, farmer, born New York), Abigail Allen (age 47, born Upper Canada), Reuben Allen (age 25, born New York), Byron Allen (age 18, farmer, born New York), Jeremiah Allen (age 15, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Isadore Allen (age 13, born Illinois), Hiram Allen (age 11, born Illinois), Mehala Allen (age 5, born Iowa), Charles Allen (age 3, born Iowa) and Chancey Allen (age 5/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Swan City, Saline County, Nebraska: B. M. Allen (age 29, farmer, born New York), Emily Allen (age 23, born New York), Phoebe Allen (age 4, born Iowa) and Minnie Allen (age 1, born Nebraska).

1880 Census: West Muddy, Gosper County, Nebraska: Byron M. Allen (age 39, preacher, born Ohio), wife Emily Allen (age 34, born New York), daughter Phoebe Allen (age 14, born Iowa) daughter Minnie Allen (age 11, born Nebraska) and brother Charles Allen (age 23, born Iowa).

1885 Nebraska State Census: Arapahoe Precinct, Fumas County, Nebraska: B. M. Allen (age 44, minister, born NY) wife Emma Allen (age 38, born NY) and daughter Phoebe Allen (age 18, teacher, born Nebraska). Living next door to them was Wm. Brittell (age 26, printer, born NY), wife Minnie Brittell (age 16, born NY), boarder Millie Brittell (Painter, age 26, born New York) and Chas. Fisher (age 48, painter, born New Jersey).

He filed for a pension on May 7, 1890 in Nebraska.

1890 Veterans Census: Muddy, Frontier, Nebraska: Byron M. Allen (Private, Co K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, Discharged Aug. 8, 1865, Length of Service 3 years, 24 days. Post Office: Stowe, Nebraska. Disability Incurred: Rheumatism.) He was indexed as Byron M. Aben

1900 Census: West Muddy, Gosper County, Nebraska: Byron M. Allen (born Feb. 1841, age 59, married 38 years, born New York, farmer), wife Emily L. Allen (born Dec. 1841, age 58, married 38 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born New York), daughter Minnie B. Britell (born June 1869, age 31, divorced, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Nebraska), grand daughter Cleo L. A. Britell (born July 1885, age 14, born Nebraska), granddaughter Nora B. Britell (born Jan. 1888, age 12, born Nebraska), grandson Bryon B. Britell (born Jan. 1892, age 8, born Nebraska) and grandson Leslie L. Allen (born Oct. 1887, age 12, born Nebraska).

1910 Census: Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri: Byron M. Allen (age 65, married 1 time for 48 years, born New York, own income), wife Emma L. Allen (age 63, married 1 time for 48 years, 2 children born, 2 still living) son Leslie H. Allen (age 22, married 1 time for 0 years, born Nebraska) daughter-in-law Lilly M. Allen (age 19, married 1 time for 0 years, 0 children born, born Kansas).

Byron Allen died Sept. 18, 1912 from typhoid fever (death certificate) and is buried in Willow Spring City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri

His widow Emily L. Allen filed for a pension on Sept. 24, 1912 in Missouri.

Emily L. (Kennedy) Allen (born Dec. 27, 1847) died Aug. 2, 1923. She is buried in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri.


Andrews, Alonzo P. He was born about 1837 in Maine. He was the son of Dudley Andrews (Feb. 28, 1792 - May 6, 1878) and Mary Chase (Aug. 5, 1808 - Aug. 22, 1873). His sister Mary A. Andrews married Rouser Mettler, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: No. 1 R 2 W Kennebec River, Somerset County, Maine: Dedley Andrews (age 58, farmer, born Mass.), Mary Andrews (age 41, born Maine), John H. Andrews (age 18, farmer, born Maine), Davis C. Andrews (age 15, born Maine), Alonzo P. Andrews (age 12, born Maine), Caroline F. Andrews (age 10, born Maine), Aurelia Andrews (age 8, born Maine), Keziah Andrews (age 5, born Maine and Hellen M. Andrews (age 2, born Maine.). (There were several other Andrews on the page that could potentially be parents and siblings for Dudley Andrews).

1860 Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Dudley P. Andrews (age 68, farmer, born Mass.), Mary Andrews (age 51, born Maine), Davis C. Andrews (age 25, farmer, born Maine), Alonzo P. Andrews (age 23, farmer, born Maine) Caroline F. Andrews (age 20, born Maine), Mary A. Andrews (age 18, born Maine), Keziah D. Andrews (age 15, born Maine), and Hellen M. Andrews (age 12, born Maine).

Alonzo P. Andrews died of disease April 25, 1863, Jackson, Tenn

His father Dudley Andrews filed for a pension On June 1, 1863.

His mother Mary Andrews filed for a pension on Feb. 13, 1864.


Apel, George He was born March 22, 1846 in Blankenheim, Hessen, Germany. He was the son of George Apel (Mar 24, 1898 - Feb. 11, 1865) and Anna Martha Vollmer (July 30, 1804 - Oct. 22, 1872). He married Anna Catherine Lohr on Nov. 10, 1868. She was the daughter of Conrad Lohr (Dec. 27, 1825 - June 20, 1907) and Anne Marie Kneisel (Mar. 9, 1827 - Sept. 24, 1904).

George Apel, farmer and stock-raiser, section 23, Rock Grove Township, was born in Hesse, Germany, March 22, 1846. His father, George Apel, was also a native of Germany. George, Jr., came to America, and to Osage, Iowa, in 1860. He enlisted in the late war in Company K, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and served three years, being in the battles of Little Rock, Nashville, Spanish Fort, Tupelo, and many others. He came to Floyd County in 1874, where he owns 160 acres of fine land. He was married in 1868 to Katie Lohn, and has three children - Conrad G., Anna C., and Willie F. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, Rock Grove Township, page 954
Transcribed by Bonnie Stickney

1870 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: George Apple (age 24, farmer, born Hessen), Catherine Apple (age 24, born Hessen), and Conrad Apple (age 1,born Iowa). Living just a couple of houses over was the family of Conrad Lohr (age 66) and Mary Lohr (age 63) and 6 children.

1880 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: George Apel (age 33, farmer, born Hesse Darmstadt), wife Catherine Apel (age 32, born Hesse Darmstadt), son Conrad Apel (age 10,born Iowa), daughter Anna Apel (age 9, born Iowa), son William Apel (age 5, born Iowa) and employee George Kinser (age 17, works on the farm, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: George Apel (Township 97, Range 18, Section 23, NE NE, age 40, farmer, born Germany), Catherine A. Apel (age 38, born Germany), Conrad G. Apel (age 15, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Annie C. Apel (age 13, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Willie F. Apel (age 10, born Floyd County, Iowa) and Fred E. Apel (age 2, born Floyd County, Iowa)

George Apel died Oct. 10, 1898 and is buried in Eden Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Rudd, Floyd County, IA.

Obituary

Mr. George Apel's sudden death, which occurred last Monday evening, cast a shadow of gloom over the whole community. He was known for his love of honor and admired for his loyalty to country and his God. His funeral services were held yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 13. 1898, at 10 o'clock a.m. at his late home and at 11 o'clock a.m. at the Eden Presbyterian church, of which he was a member. The church was crowded to overflowing. Many persons were unable to get even inside the outer doors. Several of our local G. A. R. men were in attendance. The services were conducted by Pastor Gravenstein and Rev. Searles.

Mr. Apel was born in Blankenheim, Hessen, Germany on March 22nd, 1846. He came to this country when but a boy, and enlisted in the year 1862. He was in the service of the Union Army three years. His regiment was in the flash and roar of several desperate battles, but George was fearless and brave. When the war was over he turned his thoughts towards making a home for himself and family. The stamp of war was upon him and he soon found himself in the Andersonville prison of rheumatism and other painful ills that the seeds of fatigue and exposure had developed.

In recent years it had been necessary for him to be quiet, but he was as much beloved as when more active. He was married to Miss Anna Catherine Lohr on November 10th, 1868. To this union were born four children: three sons and one daughter to whose lips have been pressed this bitter cup of death while the husband and father has passed on to join the loved ones "over there."

Steve Norby

Birth: Mar. 22, 1846
Death: Oct. 10. 1898
Spouse: Anna Catherine Lohr Apel (1846 - 1914

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: George Apel, Death Date: Oct 10, 1898, Page #4, Birth Date 1846, Cemetery: German Presbyterian. Town: Cedar. Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records.

His widow Catharine Apel filed for a pension on March 24, 1899 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Catharine Apel (born Sept. 1846, age 53, widowed, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Germany), son William Apel (born Aug. 1847, age 25, born Iowa), Frederick E. Apel (born Sept. 1882, age 17, born Iowa). Living next door was: Conrad Apel (born June 1869, age 30, married 8 years born Iowa), wife Sophia Apel (born Nov. 1871, age 28, married 8 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Germany), son Elmer (born Oct. 1893, age 6, born Iowa), son Clarence (born Nov. 1897, age 2, born Iowa) and daughter Hazelbetchen (born May 1899, age 1, born Iowa).

Catherine (Lohr) Apel died in 1914. She is buried in Eden Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Rudd, Floyd County, IA.


Babcock, George C. He was born Aug. 26, 1834 in Chenango County, New York. He was the son of Harvey Babcock (1800 - 1849) and Minerva Tiff. (1810 - 1865). (NOTE: most family trees list her as Minerva Kipp). He married first Eveline Hastings, who died in the spring of 1862. He married second Susan E. (nee Harnity) Brand. She was the daughter of Thomas Harnity.

GEORGE C. BABCOCK, Sheriff of Rock County, Wis., was born in Chenango County, N.Y., in the town of South Otselic, Aug. 26, 1834, and is a son of Harvey and Minerva (Tiff) Babcock. The parents of Mr. Babcock were born in Connecticut, and were descended from old New England families of Scotch ancestry.

Our subject spent his early life in the East, and in the spring of 1853 came to Janesville, but located at Clinton, Rock County, where he learned the blacksmith's trade, beginning when fifteen years of age. For three years he worked with his employer, E. P. Williams, on railroad work, on the lines entering Clinton, and in the spring of 1856 went to Iowa, where he took up a quarter-section of land in Mitchell County. In the fall of 1859 he was united in marriage with Miss Eveline Hastings, who died in the spring of 1862. On the 22d day of August, following the death of his wife, Mr. Babcock enlisted for the late war as a private of Company K, 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry, serving until the close of hostilities. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, May 4, 1865. His discharge papers, which show that he was mustered out of the service on the 8th day of August, 1865, give the following list of battles in which he participated: Fort Deressy, La., March 14, 1864; Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864; Old Oaks, Ga., May 18, 1864; Dutch Bayou, Ark., June 6, 1864; Tupelo, Miss., July 14, 1864; Old Town Creek, Miss., July 15, 1864; Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 15, and 16, 1864; siege of Blakely, Ala., from April 4, 1865 to final surrender and capture, April 9. His company was commanded by Capt. Charles T. Granger, now Judge of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Mr. Babcock was neither wounded nor taken prisoner, although he was with his company and regiment in some of the hardest fighting of that great struggle. At the battle of Pleasant Hill alone, the company lost one-third of their number in killed and wounded.

After the close of hostilities, Mr. Babcock returned to Clinton, Wis., and opened a blacksmith shop at that place, also engaging in ironing express trucks as a special business, which he carried on for sixteen years in addition to his regular trade of general blacksmithing. In the fall of 1888 he was elected Sheriff of Rock County, and entered upon the duties of the office Jan. 1, 1889, at the same time removing with his family to Janesville. He leased his business at Clinton with a view to returning to that place on the termination of his term of office.

In the autumn of 1867 Mr. Babcock was again married to Mrs. Susan E. Brand, daughter of Thomas Harnity. The lady was born in Rome, N.Y., and is a member of the Congregational Church. Two children were born of her first marriage - Emma, who is now the wife of Seth Johnson of Clinton, and Eveline, wife of R. A. Wheeler also of that town. Of the last marriage there was but one child, a daughter Mamie. Mr. Babcock is a member of Good Samaritan Lodge, No. 135, A. F. & A. M., and of Royal Arch Chapter, No. 9, of Beloit. He also belongs to Alexis Tallman Post, No. 70, G. A. R., at Clinton. He was a brave and patriotic soldier and officer, is an industrious and energetic mechanic and business man, and has lived a useful and active life. He is but just beginning his official career, but bids fair to administer the sheriff's office with efficiency and fidelity. In politics Mr. Babcock is a Republican, and has always been a warm supporter of that party.

Taken from "The Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wis." (c)1889, pp. 592-593.
Courtesy of Carol

1856 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Elias Cady (age 27, born NY), Elvina Cady (age 22, born NY), J. H. Cady (age 4, born Wisconsin), Almon Cady (age 2, born Wisconsin) and George Babcock (age 25, born NY).

1860 Census: McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa: S.R. Babcock (age 34, cooper, master, born New York), M. Babcock (age 32, born Ohio), Mary Babcock (age 10, born Indiana), Laura Babcock (age 9, born Indiana), R. Babcock (age 7, born Indiana), Melvina Babcock (age 3, born Wisconsin), Western Babcock (age 2, born Iowa), George Babcock (age 26, cooper, born New York).

1870 Census, Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin: George Babcock (age 35, blacksmith born New York), Susan Babcock (age 32, born New), Emma M. Babcock (age 10, born Iowa) Eva Babcock (age 8, born Iowa) and George Seeger (age 20, apprentice blacksmith, born New York).

1880 Census: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin: George C. Babcock (age 45, blacksmith, born New York), wife Susan Babcock (age 44, born New York), daughter Emma M. Babcock (age 20, born Iowa), daughter Eva H. Babcock (age 18, born Iowa), and daughter Mamie H. Babcock (age 10, born Wisconsin).

1890 Veterans Census: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin: George C. Babcock (2nd Leiut. Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 2, 1862. Discharge Aug. 8, 1865, length of service 2 years, 11 months, 16 days, Post Office Address: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Remarks: Commissioned Officer in 2 commands (Note the last word was hard to read and is my best guess).

1900 Census: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin: George C. Babcock (born Aug. 1834, age 63, married 30 years, farmer, born New York), wife Susan E. Babcock (born Jan. 1836, age 64, married 30 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York).

1905 Wisconsin State Census: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin: George C. Babcock (age 70, born New York), Susan Babcock (age 68, born New York).

1910 Census: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin: George Babcock (age 75, married 2 times, currently for 41 years, born New York, own income), wife Susan E. Babcock (age 75, married 2 times, currently for 41 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York).

George C. Babcock died Dec. 5, 1912 at Clinton, Wisconsin (Pension Index Record ) and is buried in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin.

His widow Susan E. Babcock filed for a pension on Dec. 28, 1912 in Wisconsin.

Susan E. Babcock died in 1914 and is buried in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin.


Baldwin, William L. He was born July 25, 1833 in New York. He married first Laura A. Partlow before 1856. He married second Jane Gravenor on Apr. 3, 1867 in Green, Wisconsin.

This information was found in a family tree

This event based on claim for civil war pension by Laura Strawsell. No marriage record can be found but she is listed as Laura Baldwin living with her parents in the 1857 Minn. census. Of note, Monroe is not listed in said 1857 census leaving me to assume that the census was taken earlier than 1857 while, perhaps, Laura was pregnant or Monroe was born later than 1856. By the 1860 Federal Census, Laura is married to John Strawsell, her parent's neighbor, with Monroe listed as Monroe Strawsell, not Baldwin. I understand that he began using the Baldwin name once he was older and went on to marry and have several children.


We often wondered what the first name of Laura Partlow's first husband was and what happened to him. Laura was born 1836 and died 1913. She had one son by William L. Baldwin (1834-1903) named Monroe Baldwin. Census say that both of his parents were born in New York. Monroe Baldwin was born in 1856 and died in 1936 in Minnesota, he married Mary Hoffman and had 11 children. I found a record on ancestry called Civil War Pension Index. On the record it shows Laura Strawsell, Widow; ("Strawsell" was Laura's 2nd husband's name), from Minnesota, contesting a Jane Baldwin, Widow, from Nebraska, for William L. Baldwin's Civil War Pension. It also shows George T. Baldwin as a "helpless" child (this was the son of William and Jane). I can not clearly see the dates of the contest filings. Perhaps Laura felt entitled to his pension, because William married Jane after he served in the Civil War. Jane Gravenor's husband before William L. Baldwin was George Jones, who died on Dec. 3, 1864 during the Civil War. (She had children by both George Jones and by William L. Baldwin. Jane's maiden name was Gravenor.

1870 Census: Albany, Green County, Wisconsin: Wm. L. Baldwin (age 35, day laborer, born New York, Jane Baldwin (age 34, born England), Eliza A. Jones (age 11, born Wisconsin, Wm. L. Jones (age 7, born Wisconsin) and Alva Jones (age 14, born NY).

1880 Census: Rolling Green, Martin County, Minnesota: Wm. L. Baldwin (age 53, farmer, born New York), wife Jane Baldwin (age 49, born England), son George Baldwin (age 9, born Wisconsin), daughter Mertice L. Baldwin (age 5, born Wisconsin), Step daughter Eliza A. Jones (age 21, born Wisconsin) and step son Wm. T. Jones (age 17, born Wisconsin.)

William L. Baldwin filed for a pension on May 23, 1883 in Minnesota.

1890 Veterans Census: Precinct E. Seward County, Nebraska: William L. Baldwin, Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, discharged May 16, 1865, Post Office Utica.

1900 Census: Bowen, Sioux County, Nebraska: William L. Baldwin (born July 1833, age 66, married 33 years, born New York, stock grower), wife Jane Baldwin (born Dec. 1834, age 65, married 33 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born England, immigrated 1851, in US for 48 years), son George T. Baldwin (born Apr. 1872, age 28, born Wisconsin)

William L. Baldwin died Feb. 21, 1903 and is buried in Harrison Cemetery, Harrison, Sioux County, Nebraska, Lot 4, Section B-10. Remarks: GAR Post 344, Dept. of Nebraska.

His widow Jane Baldwin filed for a pension on March 23, 1903 in Nebraska. A contest widow Laura A. Strawsell filed for a pension on April 7, 1905 in Minnesota. A pension was filed for a helpless child George F. Baldwin on Jun 5, 1905. (The last date was pretty hard to read and is my best guess).

Jane Baldwin died Feb. 14, 1905 in Sioux County, Nebraska.


Beckner, Jonathan Mathew He was born May 3, 1841 in Indiana. He was the son of John Beckner (June 19, 1808 - Mar. 29, 1887) and Susan Sauers Beckner (Aug. 31, 1818- Aug. 31, 1905). He married Elizabeth Strode Hoag on May 20, 1862 in West Union, Iowa. She was the daughter of Isaac V. Hoag (July 15, 1810 - Feb. 8, 1870) and Maria G. Turner (Jan. 2, 1808-May 22, 1888). Her brother Ezra Hoag served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

Jonathan Matthew Beckner The image of Jonathan Matthew Beckner was found here.

1850 Census: Kankakee, La Porte County, Indiana: John Beckner (age 43, farmer, born Virginia), Susan Beckner (age 33, born Virginia), Jonathan M. Beckner (age 9, born Indiana), Frances M. Beckner (age 7, born Indiana), Joseph Beckner (age 4, born Indiana), Rufus Beckner (age 3, born Indiana), Sarah Beckner (age 1, born Indiana) and Joel Beckner (age 22, born Virginia).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: John Beckner (age 40, farmer, born Virginia), Susan Beckner (age 38, born Virginia), Jonathan (age 15, born Indiana), Francis Beckner (age 13, born Indiana), Joseph Beckner (age 10, born Indiana), Rufus Beckner (age 8, born Indiana), Sarah Beckner (age 5, born Indiana), John Beckner (age 4, born Indiana), Albert Beckner (age 2, born Iowa) and Lydia A. Beckner (age 1, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: John Beckner (age 52, farmer, born Virginia), Susan Beckner (age 42, born Pennsylvania), Johnathan Beckner (age 19, born Indiana), Marion Beckner (age 17, born Indiana), Joseph Beckner (age 14, born Indiana), Rufus Beckner (age 12, born Indiana), Sarah Beckner (age 10, born Indiana), John Beckner (age 7, born Indiana), Albert Beckner (age 6, born Iowa), Lydia Beckner (age 4, born Iowa), Thomas Beckner (age 3, born Iowa) and Ella J. Beckner (age 1, born Iowa)..

1870 Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Jonathan Beckner (age 29, farmer, born Indiana), Elizabeth Beckner (age 27, born Pennsylvania).

1880 Census, Saint Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Jonathan M. Beckner (age 39, farmer, born Indiana), wife Lizzie Beckner (age 36, born PA), Susan M. Beckner (age 3, born Iowa),

1885 Iowa State Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: J. M. Beckner (Township 25, Range 16, Section 10, E 2 NE, age 43, farmer, born PA), Lizzie Beckner (age 40, born PA), and Susan M. Beckner (age 8, born Floyd County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Jonathan M. Beckner (born May 1841, age 59, married 38 years, born Indiana, wife Lizzie Beckner (born June 1844, age 55, married 38 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania).

1910 Census: Fairhope and Zundels, Baldwin County, Alabama: Jonathan M. Beckner (age 68, married 1 time for 47 years, born Indiana, Own Income), wife Lizzie Beckner (age 65, married 1 time for 47 years, 4 children born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Millie S. Beckner (age 30, divorced, 0 children born, born Iowa).

Jonathan Beckner died Jan. 14, 1912 and is buried in Colony Cemetery, Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama. (Alabama Death, 1908-59)

His widow Elizabeth Beckner filed for a pension on Feb. 3, 1912 in Alabama).


Bennett, Gilbert Potter He was born Nov. 30, 1834 in New York. He was the son of Philip Bennett and Hannah H. Potter. He married Alma S. Wolcott on Aug. 25, 1862 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Note: marriage record says Walcott) (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838 - 1934). She was the daughter of James Keeler Wolcott (1815 - Dec. 24, 1883) and Augusta L. Perkins. (Aug. 1, 1822 - Mar. 2, 1883)

The photos of Gilbert Potter Bennett and his wife Alma S. Wolcott Bennett were submitted by Terrie (Bennett) Biggs

Gilbert Potter BennettAlma S. Bennett



Terrie Biggs has completed a book called "Letters from Gill." She describes it on her website as: "Gilbert Bennett enlisted in Company K of the Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. This book contains his preserved letters written when he was a Union soldier camped in Confederate territory. He described the struggles and hardships of camp life, skirmishes, battles, and rampant diseases that caused hospitalization and death among the soldiers. One of the moments that defined Gill's character was when he encountered the first black regiment which is described in his writings. Gill's letters penned to his new bride show acts of compassion, kindness, honor, and reveal one soldier's fascinating experience while serving in the Civil War."

This book is only one of 3 books that I (ejj) am aware of concerning the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

It can be purchased on her website at www.novelsbyterrie.com and also on Amazon.com

1850 Census: Union Vale, Dutchess County, New York: Philip Bennett (age 48, farmer), Susan Bennett (age 19), Charles Bennett (age 17), Gilbert Bennett (age 16), William P. Bennett (age 12), Ruth Bennett (age 11), Mary Bennett (age 7), and Hannah Cateral (age 50). None of them had a place of birth.

1860 Census, Union Vale, Dutchess County, New York: Philip Bennett (age 56, farmer, born New York), Ruth Bennett (age 56, born New York), Gilbert Bennett (age 25, born New York), Mary Bennett (age 17, born New York.). Living next door was William Bennett (age 22, carpenter, born New York) and family.

1880 Census: Elk Point, Union County, Dakota Territory: Gilbert Bennett (age 45, Physician, born NY), wife Alma S. Bennett (age 35, physician, born NY), son Frank L. Bennett (age 14, born Dakota), daughter Mary C. Bennett (age 12, born Dakota), daughter Alma Bennett (age 10, born Dakota), daughter Marian Bennett (age 8, born Dakota), daughter Addie Bennett (age 6, born Dakota), son Gilbert Bennett (age 4, born Dakota), son Ernest B. Bennett (age 2, born Dakota), father Philip Bennett (age 75, widowed, infirm, born NY), father-in-law James K. Wolcott (age 65, born NY), mother-in-law Augusta Wolcott (age 55, physician, born NY).

1890 Veterans Census: Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri: Gilbert P. Bennett, Serg, Co. K, 27 IA Inf, Enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, discharged Aug. 10, 1865, length of service: 2 years, 11 months, 20 days, Post Office Address: Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.

1900 Census: Sedalia Ward 4, Pettis County, Missouri: Gilbert P. Bennett (born Nov. 1834, age 65, married 38 years, born New York), wife Alma S. Bennett (born May 1844, age 56, married 38 years, 7 children born, 7 still living, born South Dakota), daughter Marion B. Warrilow (born Apr. 1872, age 28, married 5 years, 0 children born, born South Dakota.).

Gilbert P. Bennett filed for a pension on Apr. 21, 1904 in Missouri.

1908, 1909, 1910 U.S. City Directory, San Diego, California: Bennett, Gilbert P., phys, h 3036 D.

1910 Census: San Diego Ward 4, San Diego, California: Gilbert P. Bennett, age 75, married 2 times, currently for 47 years, born New York, own income), wife Alma S. Bennett (age 64, married 1 time for 47 years, 7 children born, 7 still living, born South Dakota.) daughter Dette Combs (age 36, married 19 years, 0 children born, born South Dakota), son-in-law George E. Combs, age 43, married 19 years, born Wisconsin, automobile machinist).

Gilbert P. Bennett died Oct. 18, 1910 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, Lot 16, Section GAR, Grave Row 3.

San Diego County Civil War Veterans
(Civil War Veterans who resided in San Diego)
GILBERT P. BENNETT
Submitted by Michael Harris 17 Apr 2008
This file is part of the California Genealogy & History Archives

BORN: New York
AGE: 72 (on 12 Nov 1907)
OCCUPATION: Physician
DIED: 18 Oct 1910
BURIAL: Mount Hope Cemetery
Member Heintzelman Post #33 G.A.R.
MUSTER INTO G.A.R.: 12 Nov 1907 on transfer from Gen. Geo. R. Smith Post #53 Dept. of Missouri (He was Post Commander)
START MILITARY SERVICE: 20 Aug 1862
ENTRY RANK, UNIT: Sergt., Co. K 27 Iowa Inf.
END MILITARY SERVICE DATE: 8 Aug 1865
DISCHARGE RANK, UNIT: Sergt., Co. K 27 Iowa Inf.

OBITUARY

BENNETT-In this city, October 18th, 1910, Gilbert Potter Bennett, husband of Alma S. Bennett and father of Frank I., and Ernest B. Bennett, of Clarinda, Iowa, Gilbert G. Bennett of Fullerton, Neb., Mrs. Mary C. Hosmer, of Sioux City, Mo., Mrs. Alma L. Smith, of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Marion B. Worrilow, of Manila, P.I., Mrs. D. Ette B. Combs, of San Diego; a native of New York; age 75 years, 11 months, 19 days.

Friends and members of the G.A.R., W.R.C., Daughters of Veterans and I.O.O.F. are invited to attend the funeral services at the residence, No. 3036 D Street, at 2 o'clock p.m. today, under the auspices of Heintzelman Post No. 33, G.A.R. Interment at G.A.R. cemetery

Gilbert Potter Bennett, M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, 1881, formerly of Sedalia, MO, and San Bernardino, California; a veteran of the Civil War; died at his home, Oct, 18, aged 80.

Jour. A. M. A., Nov. 10, 1910, Volume LV, Number 21

This obituary was found on his Find a Grave memorial.

From a 1910 Nance County, Nebraska, newspaper clipping file, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Old Settler Dies -

Many of the people of Fullerton [Nebraska] will remember the genial courtesy and pleasant smile of Dr. Bennett, who one lived and practiced his profession here. Those same old friends will learn with sorrow and regret of his passing away from this world to the beyond a few days ago. His late home was San Diego, California.

He was a loving husband and a kind father, a loyal, patriotic man, serving the country he loved so well in the civil war.

He was laid to rest in the G.A.R. Cemetery in San Diego, amid a profusion of flowers, and by his brother comrades, who said of him, "No better words can be said of any man, than of comrade Bennett, who plucked a week (weed? ejj) and planted a flower wherever a flower would grow."

Mrs. Dr. Bennett, who was a valuable member of the W.R.C.'s is left to mourn the loss of this dear companion, and the heartfelt sympathies of the sisters here go out to her and her family in their loss and affliction.

His widow Alma S. Bennett filed for a pension on Oct. 25, 1918 in California.

Alma S. Bennett Olden died Nov. 7, 1929. She is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, Section 1, Lot 16, Grave 3.


Blake, Nicholas He was born Feb. 13, 1846 in Johnsburg, McHenry County, Illinois. He was the son of John Adam Blake (Aug. 14, 1811 - Aug. 9, 1891) and Christina Greunz (Jan 14, 1813 - Dec. 29, 1885). He married Margareth Meurer on Nov. 19, 1869 in Johnsburg, McHenry County, Illinois.

Nicolas Bleck son of Adam & Christina Bleck
Baptized at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Mar 10, 1846
Wit: Nicholas Moliter & Helen Gilles

In 1855, John Adam Blake and his family moved to Iowa in a covered wagon. Traveling with them was Nicholas & Anna Maria Hemann who settled immediately north of the Blakes. Both families chose this area because the Little Cedar River ran through the farms, thereby insuring a reliable source of water. Because the town of Stacyville was not established until the following summer, the nearest neighbors of these two pioneer families lived 10 miles to the west along the Cedar River.

Nicholas Hemann and Adam Blake effected the first settlement in this township. It was May 3I, 1855, when they set their stakes in section 19, coming in from McHenry County, Illinois. June I, that year, Mr. Hemann broke the first furrow in the township. The only other settlers in 1855 were G. S. Johnson and H. I. Stacy.

1850 Census: McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois: Adam Blake (age 39, farmer, born Prussia), Christine Blake (age 37, born Prussia), Mathew Blake (age 14, born Prussia), Philip Blake (age 11, born Prussia), Catherine Blake (age 8, born Prussia), Elisabeth Blake (age 6, born Illinois), Nicholas Blake (age 4, born Illinois), and Ellen Blake (age 1, born Illinois).

1856 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Adam Blake (age 44, born Germany), Cristine Blake (age 42, born Germany), Catherine Blake (age 15, born Germany), Elizabeth Blake (age 12, born Illinois), Nicholas Blake (age 10, born Illinois), Ellen Blake (age 8, born Illinois), Mary Blake (age 6, born Illinois) and Margrette Blake (age 2, born Illinois). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Adam Blake (age 47, farmer, born Germany), Christine Blake (age 43, born Germany), (Alutice Blake (age 23, farmer, born Germany), Phillip Blake (age 21, born Germany), Elizabeth Blake (age 16, born Illinois), Nicholas Blake (age 14, born Illinois), Ellen Blake (age 12, born Illinois), Mary Blake (age 9, born Illinois) and Margaret Blake (age 6, born Illinois).

1870 Census: McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois: Nicholas Blake (age 24, brick maker, born Illinois), Maggie Blake (age 19, born Illinois) and John Blake (age 6/12, born Illinois).

1880 Census: McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois: Nicolas Bleck (age 34, Blacksmith, born Illinois), wife Margretha Bleck (age 28, born Illinois), daughter Maria Bleck (age 8, born Illinois) and daughter Katherine Bleck (age 4, born Illinois).

He filed for a pension on July 7, 1890 in Illinois.

1900 Census: Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: Nicholas Blake, born Feb. 1846, age 54, married 31 years, born Illinois,

1900 Census: McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois: Margaret Blake (born Sept. 1850, age 49, married 30 years, 9 children born, 4 still living, born Illinois), daughter Margaret Blake (born Aug. 1885, age 14, born Illinois), and daughter Anna Blake (born June 1887, age 12, born Illinois).

1910 Census: Iowa Soldiers Home, Linn, Marshall County, Iowa: Nicholas Blake, inmate, age 64, married 1 time for 41 years, born Illinois.

1910 Burton, McHenry County, Illinois: Margaret Blake (age 59, married 1 time, 9 children born, 4 still living, born Illinois, Own Account).

1920 Census: Burton, McHenry County, Illinois: Nicholas Blake (age 73, born Illinois), wife Margaret Blake (age 69, born Illinois).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Danville Branch, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois: Nicholas Blake. MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Feb. 25, 1864, Stacyville, IA. Rank PV, Company and Regiment: K, 27th Ia. Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: July 9, 1865, Montgomery Ala. Cause of Discharge: Disability. Kind and Degree of Disability. Inj. R. Arm and Rheumatism. When and where Contracted: When young, unknown. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born, Ill. Age 49, Height: 5'6", Complexion: Dark; brown eyes, grey hair, can read and write. Religion: Cath., Occupation: Blacksmith. Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Ringwood, Ill., married. Name and Address of Nearest Relative: Wife Maggie Blake, Ringwood, McHenry Co., Ill. HOME HISTORY: There were MANY Dates of Admission and discharge: (Nov. 11, -93 through Jan. 3, 1894), (Aug. 17, -95 through April 1, 1896), July 31, -97 through April 25, 1902), (July 31, -06 through March 5, 1907), (Sept. 3, -10 through Oct. 26, 1910), (May 25, -11 through May 27, 1912), (Sept. 9, -13 - No discharge date), (Jan 14, -14 through Mar. 21, 1914). All discharges were at his request. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 653.238.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Same information as above, but there were additional admission dates of: July 15, -15, Oct, 14, -16. July 13, -1923.

Nicholas Blake died Sept. 16, 1923 at National Home, Wisconsin. (Pension Index Record). He is buried at Wood National Cemetery, Plot: 24, 0, 112, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin:

Children of Nicholas Blake and Margareth Meurer:

  1. John Adam Blake b: 28 Feb 1870 in McHenry, Illinois
  2. Anna Maria Blake b: 10 Mar 1872 in McHenry, Illinois
  3. Katharina Blake b: 1876 in Illinois
  4. Heinrich Blake b: 20 Jul 1877 in McHenry, Illinois
  5. Nicolas Blake b: 16 Jun 1880 in McHenry, Illinois
  6. Margarita Blake b: 2 Aug 1885 in McHenry, Illinois
  7. Anna Blake b: 18 Jun 1887 in Johnsburg, Illinois

Borst, James He was born April 9, 1829 in New York. He was the son of John Borst (1792 - 1876) and Elizabeth "Betsey" Billington (1788-1876). He married Frances S. (possibly HOWE). In 1880 his mother-in-law Pamelia Howe was living with them.

This biography is for the brother of James Borst

The photo of James Borst was found here: Standing is Alanson M. Borst, seated are his twin brothers, Henry and James.

James Borst

Biographical and Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska, Volume 1, ALANSON M. BORST.

Alanson M. Borst, who has lived in easy retirement in Peru for the past twelve years, has a most successful record as a farmer and business man. He has lived in Nebraska since 1861, and from a small farm, with primitive surroundings and equipments, steadily progressed along all lines of his endeavor until he ranks as one of the prosperous men of Nemaha county. He has passed the seventieth milestone of life, and has reason to be proud of what he has accomplished since beginning his active career.

Mr. Borst was born in Schoharie county. New York, April 11, 1831, descended from a Hollander who came to the United States before the Revolution. His father, John Borst, was born in Schoharie county. New York, in 1792, and died in Oswego county. New York, in 1876, and he and his wife, who preceded him in death by three months, rest in the cemetery at Hannibal Center, New York. On February 28, 1821, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Billington, who was born on the Mohawk Flats, New York, in 1788, a daughter of James Billington, a hotelkeeper. They were the parents of the following children:

  1. Sally Jane, born September 17, 1822, died at the age of nine years;
  2. Myron, born January 7, 1824, lives retired in Houston, Texas, and has one son and one daughter;
  3. Theron, born July 30, 1825, is a farmer in Kilbourn, Wisconsin, and has two daughters and one son;
  4. Christiana, born September 3, 1827, is the widow of Squire Fisk, in Rochester, New York, and has four sons and two daughters;
  5. Henry (twin) born April 9, 1829, a widower, living in Nance county, Nebraska
  6. James (twin) born April 9, 1829, is a millwright in Los Angeles county, California, and has one daughter;
  7. Alanson M. Borst is next of the children
  8. Luther is farming the old homestead in New York.

Alanson M. Borst was reared on a farm, and up to the age of seventeen had a common school education. He then entered the Falley Seminary, and later went to the Ypsilanti, Michigan, School, and was also a student in Kalamazoo College. At the age of twenty he taught his first school in Oswego county, New York, and during the winter season was engaged in teaching for eleven years. He taught six terms in Michigan, and fourteen terms in Nebraska. He came to Nebraska in 1861 from southeastern Kansas. After his marriage, in 1865, he began on a farm of eighty acres, and he now has three hundred and forty-three acres in Nemaha county, Nebraska, which with its excellent improvements is worth sixty dollars an acre. He also owns a quarter section in Nance county, Nebraska. In 1891 he built his present substantial, two-story and basement, brick residence, and after it was completed left the farm and has since made Peru his home. He also erected a frame house near by, which he rents. He owns the brick block on the corner of Fifth and California streets, and also a half interest in the opera house building.

April 23, 1865, Mr. Borst married Miss Frances Snyder, who was born in Wood county, Ohio, March 22, 1846, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Sprankle) Snyder. Her father was a farmer, and in 1852 came to Missouri and in 1857 to Nemaha county, Nebraska. He pre-empted a quarter section and bought one hundred and sixty acres southeast of Peru. He died in 1880 and his wife in 1888. They were prosperous, and left their children a good property. They had eight children, as follows: Sprankle Snyder, who is a fruit-grower in California; Louisa, the wife of Mr. Cooke, died at the age of thirty, leaving two sons; Mrs. Caroline McReynolds died aged about forty-five, leaving seven sons and one daughter; Rebecca Worrell died leaving two sons and two daughters; Henry lives in South Dakota and has two sons and two daughters; Mrs. Borst is the sixth of the children; Rosetta married August Quante, and is the mother of a large family of boys and girls; and Frank lives on a part of the old home place on Honey creek.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Borst: Jennie graduated from the Peru normal school in 1888 and is now a teacher in Seattle, Washington; John Henry died at the age of thirteen months; Annie Bell graduated in the 1904 class of the Nebraska State Normal, is a teacher and is principal of one of the ward schools in South Omaha, Nebraska; Delia M. graduated in 1898 and is a teacher at South Omaha; Lillian, a student in the normal, has especial talent with the brusli and pencil, and many of her creditable productions adorn the walls of the home. Mr. Borst is a Master Mason, and has always been a stanch Republican. He is a veteran school teacher. Mrs. Borst is a member of the Methodist church.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: James Borst (age 29, millwright, born New York). He was living with a family named Chambers.

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: James Borst (age 40, carpenter, born New York), Frances Borst (age 30), Minnie Borst (age 8/12, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Jas. Borst (age 51, Millwright, born New York), wife Frances S. Borst (age 39, born New York), daughter Minne Borst (age 10, born Iowa). Living with them was mother-in -law Pamelia Howe (age 55, widowed, born Vermont) and Edwin H. Howe (age 20, born Iowa).

May 14, 1888, California Voter Registration: #12962, James Borst, age 58, born New York, millwright, Local Residence: Pomona

Sept. 2, 1890, California Voter Registration: #9666, James Borst, age 60, born New York, retired, residence: Pomona.

July 30, 1892 California, Voter Registers: No. 13142: James Borst, age 63, 5 feet 7 inches, light complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, occupation: millwright, born New York, Ward 1, Pomona, Box 916, Date of Registration: July 30, 1892.

June 12, 1896, California, Voter Registration: #34. James Borst, occupation: Millwright, age 67 5 feet 7 1/2 inches, light complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, born New York, Residence: 2612 Central Avenue, can read and write.

1900 Census: Los Angeles Ward 6, Los Angeles, California: James Borst (born Sept. 1829, age 70, married 28 years, born New York, millwright) wife Frances Borst (born Oct. 1835, age 64, married 28 years, 1 child born, born New York), daughter Minnie Borst (born Dec. 1877, age 22, born Iowa, bookkeeper).

1910 Census: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles County, California James Borst (age 81, married 1 time for 40 years, born New York), wife Frances S. Borst (age 71, married 1 time for 40 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York), daughter Minnie J. Borst (age 40, single, born Iowa).

1916 California Voter Registration: James Borst, retired, 4941 Monte Vista St. R, Mrs. Frances S. Borst, hswf, 4941 Monte Vista St. R, Miss Minnie Borst, hskpr, 4941 Monte Vista St., R.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Pacific Branch, Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California: James Borst, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: August 11, 1862. Rank Priv. Company and Regiment: K, 27 Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: Aug 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Cause of Discharge: M. O., ? Mentality, Art. Sclerosis (See), DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Scotland?, Age 82, Height 5.7 1/2. Light Complexion, Blue Eyes, Gray Hair, cannot read or write, Religion: Prot. Occupation: Millwright. Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Los Angeles, Calif. Married. Name and Address of Nearest Relative: daughter Minnie J. Borst, 2941 Monte Vista Street, Los Angeles Calif. HOME HISTORY: Date of Admission: Oct. 18, 1917. Date of Death: Nov. 5, 1917. Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 954104/ Location of Grave and Remarks: Removed to Tropico Cali.

James Borst died Nov 5, 1917 at Soldier's Homes, Sawtelle, California. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Plot: Section H, Lot 246-1, Glendale, Los Angeles, California.

His widow Frances S. Borst filed for a pension on Nov. 16, 1917 in California.

Frances Borst died in 1923 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. Their daughter Minnie J. Borst died June 2, 1949, and is buried in the same cemetery, Section H, Lot 246, Space 3.


Boyd, Halsey Canfield He was born Aug. 31, 1831 in Trenton New Jersey. He married Amanda W. Abbott on March 21, 1854 in West Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Abraham Abbott (Jan. 29, 1797 - Sept. 29, 1872) and Laura ( 1806 - Feb. 11, 1883).

Halsey C. Boyd ~ Amanda W. Abbott
Mitchell County, Iowa

Halsey C. Boyd, farmer, has lived in Iowa since 1856, when he came to Comanche, Clinton county. He remained there eleven months and reached Mitchell county Aug 29, 1856. He at once selected his location where he still lives, on section 15, Union township. He pre-empted 160 acres. His first home, built of logs, is still preserved on the place, and is the first log school house built in the township. It was constructed in the fall of 1856 on section 23. Mr Boyd moved it to his place and uses it as a granary. Mr Boyd was born in Trenton, N.J., Aug 31, 1831, and came to Iowa when twenty-three years old. He was married March 21, 1854, to Amanda W. Abbott, born March 18, 1832 in West Amwell, Hunterdon Co., N.J. They have three children - Wilson G., born in Trenton, N. J., Dec 9, 1854; Abraham A., born in Mitchell Co., Iowa, June 18, 1866; and Orrin W., born in Mitchell county, July 23, 1872. They have also an adopted child, Statira C. Boyd, born Feb 9, 1878. Mr Boyd enlisted Aug 13, 1862, in company K, 27th Iowa Volunteers and was in the service three years; was discharged at Memphis, Tenn., July 21, 1865. He was on detached duty all the time excepting ten months when he was operating a government printing press.

History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa; together with sketches of their towns, villages, and townships; portraits, biographies of representative citizens; history of Iowa; Springfield, Ill: Union Publishing Co., 1884. - FHL US/CAN Film 934954 Item 4

Submitted by Shelby Butler

Name: Halsey Canfield BOYD
Birth: 31 AUG 1831 in Trenton, New Jersey
Death: 10 SEP 1897
Burial: Prot. Cem., Stacyville, Ia. Note: Actual Inscription "H.C. Boyd b. Aug 31, 1831 d. Jul. 16, 1897 C. W. Vet" Prot. Cem. Stacyville.

Halsey Canfield Boyd was born August 31st, 1831, in Stacyville*, Mitchell County, Iowa. In 1856, he, along with about 11 other families, founded the township of Union, in Mitchell County. According to county records (which I have yet to find) he purchased land on the SE quarter of section 15-100-17 on March 2nd, 1857. According to the 1911 Mitchell county Atlas, the log cabin he built was then the oldest building in Union Township. The cabin was used as a residence until 1909 when a new house was built by Benjamin J. Woolworth. In the atlas is a photograph of the cabin as it stood in 1911.

On August 13, 1862, he enlisted in the Iowa 27th Infantry, Company K, with the rank of Private. His Infantry was involved in 29 battles, including Gettysburg. He was apparently not injured during the Civil War. He was mustered out of Clinton, Iowa on August 8th, 1865. According to "Civil War Muster Rolls" he was in Company K.

Found In Stacyville (St. Acyville), Mitchell County, Iowa, in 1860 census. Found in Union, Mitchell County, Iowa in 1870 census. He is the only Boyd in Mitchell County census from 1838 to 1870. These census records cover the following:

1838 Territorial Census
1840 Federal Census Index
1840 Pensioners List
1841-49 Tax Lists
1850 Federal Census Index
1851 State Census Index
1852 State Census Index
1860 Federal Census Index
1870 Federal Census Index

Marriage 1 Amanda W. ABBOT b: 18 MAR 1832 in West Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey: d. 23 SEP 1893, Mitchell County, Iowa. Buried Staceyville Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa. Married: 21 MAR 1854 in West Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Children of Halsey Canfield Boyd and Amanda W. Abbott:

  1. Wilson G. BOYD b: 9 DEC 1854 in Trenton, New Jersey
  2. Abraham A BOYD b: 18 JUN 1866 in Mitchell Co., Iowa
  3. Orrin W. BOYD b: 23 JUL 1872 in Mitchell Co., Iowa
  4. Statira C. BOYD adopted b: 9 FEB 1878 in Mitchell Co., Iowa

Transcribed in Aug. 2002 by: Neal Du Shane

Cabins and Sod Houses
Mitchell County, Iowa

The first Mitchell county homes were of log construction, with a few built of prairie sod. Because of excessive rains, the latter were not so common.

The log cabin furnishes material for an interesting and a fascinating story and comprises an important link in the lives of the pioneers. The log house was the first house in America, from the Atlantic Seaboard across the plains and mountains to the Pacific. Such men as Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and the famous Kirkwood of Iowa, spent their childhood days in log cabins. The Hamlin Garland family spent their first year in Burr Oak Township in a log cabin. As the frontier moved westward, so did the log cabin. As soon as saw mills were constructed and native lumbers was sawn from logs, then frame houses build of boards began to appear. But it was after the Civil War and when the railroads were constructed and Lumber could be shipped in, that the log house began to disappear.

Boyd Log House In Mitchell County many were built. The first home in Osage was a long house built by Hiram Hart on the sough side of Main Street on the site of the present Cleveland Hotel. The first home in Mitchell was built of logs on the south side of the river road as it enters Mitchell, one block east of the Tom Thompson home. The first place of abode in St. Ansgar was a log cabin erected by Claus L. Clausen just southwest of the present site of St. Ansgar. The first home in Union Township was a log house erected on the Halsey Boyd farm, then the Woolworth farm and now the Max Patterson farm. This home was also a stop on the stage couch line from Stacyville to Austin, MN. It was used until 1917. Stacyville, McIntire, Otranto, Riceville, and every other settlement in the county, to say nothing of the many farm, had log houses as their first places of abode.

These old log houses blend in any landscape because they are a part of the natural surroundings. They were cut from the sturdiest oak and walnut timber. They were solid and immovable. These first log houses illustrated the hospitality and friendliness of the early pioneers. The latch string was always out to the travelers and the neighbors. A cabin, 16 by 20 feet in size, would often house a family of eleven children and wayfarers besides. Often a second cabin was built, as on the Galen Docken farm, to accommodate people who were traveling through. The early log house was practically indestructible--withstanding Indian attacks, as well as the ravages of the elements, the sun, the wind and rain by summer and the blizzards by winter.

House building bees were common. The logs were cut and dragged to the site of the building. Then they were squared by the use of the broad axe with a curved handle and by the use of an adz. All of it was hand labor. The most important and intricate part was to fit and mortise the corners, so the matched places would angle downward and shed water, and to slope inward, to hold the log in place. When properly made, the greater the pressure, the tighter the logs would grip and hold. Shakes or boards lapped would make a waterproof roof. These were used as soon as sawmills had been installed, although some were split by hand. In the absence of wood for roofing, hay made from the long prairie grass was substituted.

The first log houses were often built without floors. Then later, a puncheon floor would be added; it consisted of split logs matched together with the flat side up. When lumber became available, logs would be used for stringers or joists and the newly sawed boards covered over for a floor. Quite often, if time and material were short, the south side of the cabin would be left open for awhile. Windows were usually covered with waxed paper until glass was available. One story homes were called "cabins," while those with an upstairs were called "log houses."

Ranking as early as the log house, but not as common, was the sod house. Some of the early settlers in St. Ansgar area did use them as their first place of abode, the Frank Zemanek family, the John Bohach family, the Beduer family, and the Tollefsons family lived in sod houses. They were constructed if time and material did not permit a more permanent home. The prairie sod was cut in strips and blocks, and the side walls laid up much like a masonry wall. The roots would hold and bind the blocks together. It is understandable that this type of structure would be very warm in winter and cool in summer. The one drawback was the danger of washing away during periods of heavy rainfall. They were more commonly used in the Dakotas, where a drier climate prevailed.

Probably the one greatest thing to make the log house in American Institution, was the fact that the pioneer built it himself, with an axe, a hammer, an adz and a saw, together with more tireless effort than we would spend today. The pride of accomplishment has been typical of Americans, and is our heritage today.

1850 Census, Trenton East Ward, Mercer County, New Jersey: Wm. S. Boyd (age 20, painter, born New Jersey), Halsey C. Boyd (age 19, born New Jersey. They were living with a family named Yard.

1856 Iowa State Census: Eden, Clinton County, Iowa: Abraham Abbott (age 59, born New Jersey), Laura Abbott (age 50, born New Jersey), Jack D. Abbott (age 20, born New Jersey), Halsey C. Boyd (age 25, born New Jersey), Amanda Boyd (age 25, born New Jersey), Wilson Boyd (age 1, born New Jersey). Abraham and Laura Abbott had been in Iowa for 1 years. Halsey C., Amanda and Wilson Boyd had been in the state of Iowa for less than a year.

Whereas Halsey C. Boyd, of Mitchell County, Iowa, has deposited in the General Land Office of the United State, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office At Osage, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Halsey C. Boyd, according to the provision of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands, the East half of the South East quarter of Section fifteen, in the Township one hundred North of Range seventeen, west, in the District of Lands formerly subject to sale at Osage, now Fort Des Moines, Iowa, containing eighty acres. May 1, 1860.

1860 Census, Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Halsey Boyd (age 28, farmer, born New Jersey), Amanda Boyd (age 28, born New Jersey) and Wilson Boyd (age 38, born New Jersey.) (Wilson Boyd's age was clearly 38, but that does not match up with any of the other census records.)

1860 Iowa Agriculture Census, Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Halsey Boyd: 30 acres improved land. 50 acres unimproved land, Value of farm; 800, value of farming implements and machinery: 15, 2 horses, 1 milk cow, 2 other cattle, 2 swine, value of Livestock: 250, 75 bushels of wheat and 300 bushels of Indian corn

1870 Census: Union, Mitchell County, Iowa: Halsey Boyd (age 39, farmer, born New Jersey), Amanda Boyd (age 38, born New Jersey), Wilson Boyd (age 15, born New Jersey), Abram Boyd (age 4, born Iowa), Abram Abbott (age 72, born New Jersey) and Laura Abbott (age 62, born New Jersey).

1880 Census, Union, Mitchell County, Iowa: H. C. Boyd (age 48, farming, born New Jersey), wife Amanda Boyd (age 48, born New Jersey), son Abraham Boyd (age 13, born New Jersey), son Aaron W. Boyd (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Statira C. Boyd (age 2, born Iowa) and mother-in-law Laura Abbott (age 74, born New Jersey).

1885 Iowa State Census: Union, Mitchell County, Iowa: Halsey C. Boyd (Township 100, Range 17, Section 15, W 1/2 of SE, age 53, farmer, born New Jersey), Amanda Boyd (age 52, born New Jersey), son at home Wilson Boyd (age 30, born New Jersey), son at home Abraham A. Boyd (age 17, born Mitchell County, Iowa), son at home Orrin Boyd (age 12, born Mitchell County, Iowa), child at home Statira C. Boyd (age 6, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

Amanda W. (Abbott) Boyd died Sept. 23, 1893. She is buried in Stacyville Cemetery, Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa

Halsey Canfield Boyd died Sept. 10, 1897. He is buried in Stacyville Cemetery, Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Bradway, Asa He was born Sept. 1826 in Onondaga, New York. He was the son of James Bradway and Olivia Kershaw. (Another Source says Sylvanus and Olive Bradway- but it appears that they were the parents of James, not Asa). He married Elizabeth Granger on Sept. 25, 1854 in Wilmot, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Trumbull Granger and Sally Dibble. Her brothers Charles Trumbull Granger and Theodore Granger also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1856 Iowa State Census: Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: Trumble Granger (age 56, born Conn., farmer), Mary Granger (age 44, born Canada), Theodore Granger (age 15, born Ohio), Morris C. Granger (age 13, born Ill.), Liman W. Granger (age 6, born Ill), Asa Bradway (age 28, born NY, farmer), Elizabeth Bradway (age 18, born Michigan)

1860 Census, Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: A. Bradway (age 34, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Bradway (age 23, born Michigan), James Bradway (age 3, born Iowa). They were living next door to Trumble (age 60) and Mary (age 48) Granger and family

Asa and Elizabeth (Granger) Bradway left Iowa and went with Elizabeth's cousin Jedidiah W. Granger and homesteaded in Dunn County, Wisconsin.

1870 Census: Sherman, Dunn County, Wisconsin: Asa Bradway (age 47, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Bradway (age 35, born Ill.), Charles Bradway (age 8, born Iowa), and Jedadiah Bradway (age 3, born Wis.).

1880 Census: Sherman, Dunn County, Wisconsin: Asa Bradway (age 52, farmer, born New York), wife Elizabeth C. Bradway (age 43, born Michigan), son Charles T. Bradway (age 18, born Iowa), son Jeddadiah Bradway (age 13, born Wisconsin) and son Granger Bradway (age 7, born Wisconsin).

Asa Bradway died Oct. 26, 1880 in Sherman, Dunn County, Wisconsin. He is buried in Sherman Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin.

His widow Elizabeth Bradway filed for a pension on May 20, 1881.

1900 Census: Zumwalt, Lane County, Oregon: Percy Bradway (born June 1873, age 26, born Wisconsin, farmer), mother Elizabeth Bradway (born June 1837, age 62, widowed, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Michigan), grandmother Mary Granger (born Nov. 1811, age 88, widowed, 7 children born, 3 still living, born Canada, French).

Elizabeth (Granger) Bradway died June 17, 1906 in probably Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. She is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Cause of death was Typhoid Malaria.

Children of Asa Bradway and Elizabeth Granger:

  1. James Bradway (b. 1857 in Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa)
  2. Charles T. Bradway (b. May 1862 in Iowa)
  3. Jedediah Wallace Bradway (born June 12, 1867 in Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin. D. Jan. 30, 1937)
  4. Frances L. Bradway (b. 1872 - d. 1951)
  5. Percy Granger Bradway (b. June 28,1873 in Sherman, Dunn, Wisconsin. D. Feb. 22, 1935 in Lane, Oregon)

Brush, Frank A. (Francis). He was born Apr. 5, 1838 in New York. He was the son of Albert Brush (May 5, 1811 - April 22, 1880) and Julia M. Burchard (Aug. 28, 1809 - May 15, 1881).

1850 Census: Southeast, Putnam County, New York: Albert Brush (age 39, farmer, born NY), Julia Brush (age 40, born NY), Jacob H. Brush (age 17, born NY), Sarah E. Brush (age 14, born NY), Francis Brush (age 12, born NY), Jesse P. Brush (age 9, born NY), Julia A. Brush (age 7, born NY), Avery S. Brush (age 5, born NY), Martha E. Brush (age 2, born NY) and Adalade Brush (age 0, born NY).

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob H. Brush (age 26, banker, born NY), Frances A. Brush (age 21, banker, born NY).

Source: The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War, Volume III

Extract from the Report of Surgeon John E. Sanborn, 27th Iowa Volunteers, Jackson, Tennessee, April 30, 1863.

During the last month we have had but few cases of continued fever. A number of cases apparently threatening to become serious were speedily cut short with mercurials followed by quinine. The most alarming case was that of Lieutenant B., of Company K, who had a violent chill followed by fever of extraordinary severity and duration. This was broken up by the use of quinine, but within forty-eight hours severe pneumonia (congestion) of the right lung was developed, which in a few hours threatened to be speedily fatal. He was rescued from this imminent danger by the prompt use of bliaters, with brandy, carbonate of ammonia, and quinine, and is now convalescent.

Frank A. Brush was wounded fatally April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, LA. He died April 20, 1864, Hospital, Pleasant Hill. He is buried in Brush Cemetery (AKA Brush Family Cemetery), Brewster, Putnam County, New York.


Bryan, Thomas Moody He was born Dec. 28, 1828 in Ohio. He was the son of Elias Langham Bryan (Oct. 1800 - Feb. 24, 1881) and Mary Moody (Aug 24, 1806 - 1836). He married Caroline Matilda Ellsworth on Feb. 6, 1853 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1839-1934) She was the daughter of George Whitney Ellsworth (1813 - July 1891) and Louisa Wickem (1826 - Feb. 1876).

Moved to Nebraska in 1884 and then moved to Montesano, Chehalis, WA in the fall of 1887. Caroline resided there probably until her death. 1900 WA census: Chehalis - Montesano: SD1 ED12 S10 shows Thomas M. b. 12/1828 age 71, Caroline M. b. 4/1828 age 62 both born in OH; married 46 years. Thomas' parents both born in PA, Caroline's father born in PA and mother in NY. Thomas is retired. The census shows that Caroline had 7 children and that 5 were living at that time. 1910 WA census: Chehalis - East Montesano ED18 S9B shows Thomas, Caroline, Clara, Ruth White and her son, Vernon a. 14 b. WA. Caroline shows 9 children born and 6 living. Thomas is a gardener, Ruth an office worker, and Clara a teacher in the public schools. Grays Harbor County was organized in 1854 from Thurston County. It was first named Chehalis County but changed its name in 1915 to Grays Harbor County after Captain Robert Gray who discovered the harbor in 1792.

Have copy of obituary - unknown paper. Obituary says: Served in Company K of the 27th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. Discharged as a Corporal having seen very hard and active service, his company being engaged in fifteen battles.

Thomas' death certificate (Record #235, file #8391, Registered # 23 in State of WA) shows that Caroline was still alive. His parents are shown as Elias L. Bryan and Mary Moody; parents' birthplaces are not shown. E. Bryan is the informant, probably Elias Bryan as the other two children with 'E' names are women who would likely have been married by the date of death. Thomas died of a heart problem (see certificate).

Elected Mayor of Montesano, WA eight times.
Name: Thomas Moody Bryan
Death date: 19 Aug 1911
Death place: Montesano, Chehalis, Washington
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Film number: 1991734
Digital GS number: 4218415
Image number: 1125
Reference number: CN 235
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

1856 Iowa State Census: Monroe, Johnson County, Iowa: Thomas M. Bryan (age 27, farmer, born Ohio), Caroline M. Bryan (age 18, born Ohio) and Elias Bryan (age 1, born Iowa). Living next door was E.L. Bryan (age 55) and family. Thomas Bryan had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years. Caroline Bryan had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Thomas M. Bryan (age 30, farmer, born Ohio), Caroline Bryan (age 24, born Ohio), Elias Bryan (age 6, born Iowa), Nancy Bryan (age 5, born Iowa), Ellen Bryan (age 1, born Illinois). Living next door was Peter Bryan (age 24) and family. Next to him was Elias Bryan (age 60) with children

1880 Census: Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa: Thomas Bryan (age 51, farmer, born Ohio), wife Caroline Bryan (age 42, born Ohio), father Elias Bryan (age 79, widowed, born Pennsylvania), daughter Alice Bryan (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Edtie Bryan (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Ruth Bryan (age 7, born Iowa) and son Laurance Bryan (age 5, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census: Montesano, Chehalis County, Washington: Thomas M. Bryan, Rank: Corp. Company K. Name of Regiment: 27th Iowa Inf. Date of Enlistment: August 5, 1862, Date of Discharge: Aug. 8, 1862. Length of Service: 3 Years, 3 Days. Post Office Address: Montesano, Washington.

1900 Census: Montesano, Chehalis County, Washington: Thos. M. Bryan (born Dec. 1828, age 71, married 46 years, born Ohio, retired farmer), wife Carolyn M. Bryan (born Apr. 1838, age 62, married 46 years, 7 children born 5 still living, born Ohio).

Thomas M. Bryan was Mayor of Montesano from 1901-1908 and Bryan Park in Montesano is named for him.

But who was the Bryan for whom the park was named? He was Thomas M. Bryan, Civil War veteran and popular mayor of Montesano in the early 1900s. He was a legendary figure and truly a man of the people. He died on August 19, 1911, but was still remembered years later for his good deeds.

History of Bryan Park, Oct. 26, 2011

1910 Census: East Montesano, Chehalis County, Washington: Thomas M. Bryan (age 81, married 1 time for 58 years, born Ohio, gardener, at home), wife Caroline M. Bryan (age 72, married 1 time for 58 years, 9 children born, 6 still living, born Ohio), daughter Ruth M. White (age 37, Div. 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), grandson Vernon C. White (age 14, born Washington), daughter Clara M. Bryan (age 42, born Iowa). Elias Bryan (age 55, born Iowa) and family, lived a couple of houses over from them.

Thomas M. Bryan died Aug. 19, 1911 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Wynooche Cemetery, Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington. (Note per information on Washington US Genweb site: Grays Harbor County was renamed from Chehalis County in 1915).

His widow Caroline M. Bryan filed for a pension on Sept. 5, 1911 in Washington.

Caroline Matilda (Ellsworth) Bryan died Nov. 17, 1930. She is buried in Wynoochee Cemetery, Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington.

Children of Thomas Moody Bryan and Caroline Matilda Ellsworth:

  1. Clara Bryan
  2. Elias Bryan b: 18 JUL 1854 in Johnson County, IA
  3. Nancy Bryan b: 10 NOV 1856 in Mitchell County, IA
  4. Ellen Bryan b: 31 JAN 1859 in Peoria County, IL
  5. Alice Bryan b: 11 NOV 1866 in Atlantic, Cass County, IA
  6. Edith Bryan b: 31 DEC 1868 in Atlantic, Cass County, IA
  7. Oscar Bryan b: 7 MAR 1871 in Atlantic, Cass County, IA
  8. Ruth Bryan b: 11 FEB 1873 in Atlantic, Cass County, IA
  9. Laurence Bryan b: 29 NOV 1875 in IA

Burney, William Clapp He was born Oct. 6, 1839 in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. He was possibly the son of John Burney (April 13, 1813 - May 24, 1905) and Harriett Burney (1822- July 10, 1900) He married Amanda Matilda Weeks. She was the daughter of Francis M. (1816- Sept. 27, 1870) and Louisa Weeks (Dec. 24, 1827 - Oct. 13, 1859) Note another family tree said she was Amanda Matilda Peck, the daughter of Frederick Peck (Mar. 12, 1803 - January 1, 1888) and Caroline Parson (Feb. 23, 1821 - Dec. 3, 1915). I am not 100% sure which is correct. But I do note that in 1890, Amanda M. Burney married a William Bradley Peck, so there may be some confusion on her maiden name.

1860 Census, Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Horatio W Jones (age 29), Melissa Jones (age 22), Emma Jones (age 2), George Angell (age 30) and William Burney (age 20, farm laborer, born New York).

1870 Census, South Arm, Charlevoix, Michigan William Burney (age 31, farmer, born New York), Amanda Burney (age 22, born Wisconsin) and Elgin Burney (age 1, born Michigan).

1878 California, Voter Registration: #188, William Clapp Burney, age 36, born New York, farmer, Local Residence: Duke. Registration Date: Dec. 2, 1878.

1880 Census, Fresno, California W. C. Burney (age 40, farmer, born New York), wife Amanda Burney (age 32, born New York), son Elgin Burney (age 11, born Wisconsin) and daughter May Burney (age 8, born Michigan.)

1886 California Voter Registration: #302, William Clapp Burney, age 46, born New York, Stablekeeper, Local Residence: Sumner. Date of Registration: August 12, 1886. County Transferred from: Fresno.

He filed for a pension on July 6, 1883 in California.

Amanda M. Burney married William Bradley Peck on Aug. 23, 1890 in Fresno, California. (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952)

1892 California Voter Registration: #31717: William C. Burney, age 55, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; light Complexion, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, Restaurant Keeper, born New York, Place of Residence: National. Post Office Address: Soldiers' Home

1900 Census: National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch, Los Angeles, California: William C. Burney, inmate (born July 1841, age 58, widowed, born Iowa)

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch, Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California: William C. Burney. MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 22, 1863, Mitchell, Iowa. Rank: Priv. Company and Regiment: K, 27th IA Inf. Pension: 6.00, Time and place of Discharge: Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Cause of Discharge: Ex Service .Kind and Degree of Disability: Injury right knee. When and where Contracted: Dec. 1864, Nashville, Tenn. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Wisconsin. Age 53, Height 5.5, light complexion, can read and write, Religion: Prot. Occupation: Rest. Keeper. Residence subsequent to Discharge: Tulace, Tulace Co., Cal., married, Name and Address of Nearest Relative: Mrs. May Edwards, Kingsbury, Fresno Co., Cal. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension 6 and later 12. Date of Admission: Aug. 1, 1893, Date of Death: May 30, .05, Cause of Death Tubercula. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 780.112. Location of Grave: Section 11, Row J, No. 8.

William C. Burney died May 30, 1905. He is buried in Los Angeles National (Sawtelle) Cemetery, Plot: 11, K-8, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

U.S. Veterans Gravesites: William C. Burney; Service Info: Company K 27th IA Infantry; Death Date: May 30, 1905. Interment Date: May 30, 1905. Cemetery: Los Angeles National Cemetery. Cemetery Address: 950 South Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Buried at: Section 11 Row K Site 8.

Amanda (Burney) Peck died in 1932. She is buried in Kingsburg Cemetery, Kingsburg, Fresno County, California.

Children of William C. Burney and Amanda Matilda Peck:

  1. Elgin Wesley Burney, born May 15, 1869 at Charlevoix, Michigan
  2. Carrie May Burney, born Nov. 2, 1871 at Charlevoix, Michigan.

Carter, Richard He was born Nov. 16, 1846 in New York OR Ireland. He was the son of Isaac Carter and Mary Jenkins. He married Margaret E. Curtis on Aug. 7, 1875 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) She was the daughter of Orange D. Curtis and Mary A. Jones (see 1925 Iowa State Census below).

Biographical Sketch of Isaac Carter

Isaac Carter settled on section 20, Wayne Township, in 1856. This land he took as a government claim, built a house of logs, remained here about six years when he traded farms with Judge Hitchcock, and received the farm of 215 acres where he now resides.

He was born in Queens Co., Ireland, in 1813. In 1847 he emigrated to the United States, and settled in Oswego Co., N. Y., where he engaged in farming until he came, by way of Galena and McGregor, to Mitchell County.

In November, 1845, he married Mary Jenkins, a native of Queens Co. Ireland. They have had seven children -- Richard, Ellen, Jane, William (deceased), Robert, Isabella (deceased) and James. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are members of the Episcopal Church.

From: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884, page 528:
Transcribed by Gordon Felland, April 2003


Note: If they immigrated in 1847, this biography would seem to indicate that Richard was born in Ireland. Census records have flip flopped between New York and Ireland. The 27th Iowa Roster says he was born in New York. ejj

The village of Bailey in Section 22, Wayne Township, was platted in November 20, 1886 by J. Austin Bailey and Isaac Carter. It was a station point on the Chicago Great Western Railway and at one time had a population of 225 people. The post office was established March 10, 1887 with Mrs. Mary J. Jordan as postmaster. It was discontinued January 31, 1940. It was incorporated as a town in 1901.

The Story of Mitchell County 1851-1973, and Mitchell County Memories 1846-1996
Transcribed in June 2002 by: Neal Du Shane

1856 Iowa State Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Carter (age 30, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Carter (age 34, born Ireland), Richard Carter (age 11, born Ireland), Ellen Carter (age 10, born Ireland), Wm. Carter (age 7, born New York), Bobbie Carter (age 5, born NY), and James Carter (age 1, born NY).

1860 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Carter (age 43, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Carter (age 39, born Ireland), Richard Carter (age 15, farm Laborer, born Ireland), Ellen Carter (age 14, house servant, born Ireland), Jane Carter (age 12, born Ireland), William Carter (age 10, born New York), Robert Carter (age 9, born New York), and James Carter (age 5, born Ireland).

1870 Census, Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Carter (age 56, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Carter (age 48, born Ireland), Richard Carter (age 25, farmer, born NY), Robert Carter (age 19, farmer, born NY), James Carter (age 15, farmer, born NY), Jane Carter (age 20, born NY)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, 27th Iowa: Richard Carter, Private, Co. K, Post Office Address: Wentworth.

1885 Iowa State Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Richard Carter (Township 100, Range 15, Section 15, age 38, farmer, born New York), Maggie Carter (age 28, born Michigan), Morris R. Carter (age 8, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Marion S. Carter (age 7, born Mitchell County, Iowa). They were living next door to Isaac Carter (age 72, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Carter (age 63, born Ireland) and James Carter (age 32, born New York), Robert Carter (age 33, born NY and family lived a couple of families over.

1900 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Richard W. Carter (born Nov. 1846, age 53, married 25 years, born New York, farmer), wife Margaret E. Carter (born Oct. 1856, age 45, married 25 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa), son Marion S. Carter (born Oct, 1879, age 21, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Bailey, Mitchell County, Iowa; Richard W. Carter (age 70, County, Mitchell, P. O. Bailey, Iowa, County Township: Wayne, Bailey, occupation: farmer, Total earnings for 1914 from occupation: $400.00. Extent of Education Common 7, can read and write, Birth place: New York. Do you own your home or farm? Yes. Value of farm or home: $30,000. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company K., father's birthplace: Ireland, Mother's birthplace: Ireland.

1910 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Richard Carter (age 63, married 1 time for 34 years, born Ireland, immigrated 1850, farmer, general farm), wife Maggie Carter (age 53, married 1 time for 34 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Iowa,), son Marion S. Carter (age 34, born Iowa).

1920 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Richard W. Carter (age 75, born New York, farmer), wife Margaret E. Carter (age 63, born Michigan), son Marion S. Carter (age 42, born Iowa)

Richard Carter died Mar. 14, 1920 at Bailey, IA (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Wayne Cemetery, McIntire, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Death Records for Mitchell County, 1919-1921: Richard W. Carter, Birth Date: Nov. 16, 1844. Birth Place: New York Death Date: Mar. 14, 1920. Mother's Maiden Name: Jenkins.

His widow Margaret E. Carter filed for a pension on May 14, 1920 in Iowa.

1925 Iowa State Census, Bailey, Mitchell County, Iowa: Maggie E. Carter (age 68, father's name: Orange D. Curtis, born New York. Mother's name: Mary A. Jones, born Ohio), Marion S. Carter (age 46, father's name: Richard Carter, born New York. Mother's name: Maggie Curtis, born Michigan, parents married in Iowa).

1930 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Margaret Carter (age 73, born Michigan), James Jordan (age 29, born Iowa.)

Margaret E. (Curtis) Carter (born Oct. 19, 1856) died Oct. 19, 1937. She is buried in Wayne Cemetery, McIntire, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Children of Richard Carter and Margaret E. Curtis:

  1. Maurice Raymond Carter, born Nov. 13, 1876, died Sept. 5, 1905.
  2. Marion S. Carter, born Sept. 21, 1878, died Apr. 24, 1927.

Carter, Samuel Adelbert He was born Feb. 16, 1846 in Windsor, New York. He was the son of Holland W. Carter (1803 - Oct. 1869) and Nancy English (1803 - ?) He married Sarah K. Drake in 1867 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of William Henry Drake (Dec. 4, 1817 - Jan. 1892) and Betsy T. Glines (Feb. 3, 1839 - Oct. 15, 1921). Sarah Drake's brothers Frank W. Drake and Henry M. Drake also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Windsor, Broome County, New York: Nancy Carter (age 41, born New York), Lyman L. Carter (age 19, born NY), Elizabethann Carter (age 15, born New York), Louisa Carter (age 12, born NY), Laney Carter (age 10, born NY), Adelbert Carter (age 4, born NY), and Adelpha Carter (age 1, born NY).

1860 Census: Dell Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin: Holland W. Carter (age 57, born Mass.), Nancy Carter (age 51, born New York), Adelbert Holland (age 14, born New York), Adelpha Carter (age 11, born New York) and Sephronia Carter (age 7, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census: Bristol, Worth County, Iowa: Samuel A. Carter (age 24, farmer, born NY), Kezia Carter (age 27, born New Hampshire), Frank Carter (age 2, born Iowa) and Freddie Carter (age 4/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Northwood, Worth County, Iowa: Samuel A. Carter (age 33, works in grain elevator, born New York), wife Sarah K. Carter (age 33, born New Hampshire), son Frank A. Carter (age 12, works on farm, born Iowa), son Fred Carter (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Lilly A. Carter (age 6, born Iowa) and son Charles E. Carter (age 4, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Northwood, Worth County, Iowa: Samuel A. Carter (age 38, wheat buyer, born NY), Sarah K. Carter (age 34, born New Hampshire), Frank Carter (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Fred Carter (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Lillie Carter (age 11, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Charles Carter (age 9, born Worth County, Iowa.

He filed for a pension in Iowa on July 14, 1890

1900 Census: Egan, Moody County, South Dakota: S .A. Carter (born Feb. 1846, age 54, married 33 years, born New York, farmer), wife Sarah K. Carter (born July 1849, age 51, married 33 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born New Hampshire).

1910 Census: Clinton, Rock County, Minnesota: Samuel A. Carter (age 64, married 44 years, born New York, grain buyer, Clinton), wife Sarah K. Carter (age 61, born New Hampshire).

U. S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota: MILITARY HISTORY: Samuel A. Carter, Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 22, 1862, Osage, Iowa. Rank: Corp. Company and Regiment: K 27th IA Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton Iowa. Cause of Discharge: End of War. Disabilities when Admitted to the Home: Aortic Regurgitation, Mitral insufficiency, Left Inguinal hernia, Arterio Sclerosis. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Windsor, NY. Age: 74. Height 5' 8". Complexion: Light; blue eyes, gray hair can read and write. Occupation: Justice of Peace. Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Luverne, Minnesota. Married. Name and address of nearest relative: Sarah K. Carter (wife), Luverne, Minnesota. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $40.00. Date of Admission: Admit B. M. S. June 19, 1919. Date of Discharge: Aug. 11, 1919. Cause of Discharge: O. R. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 586.704

1920 Census: Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota: Samuel A. Carter (age 74, born NY), wife Sarah K. Carter (age 70, born New Hampshire), Granddaughter Gail Carter (age 20, born South Dakota), granddaughter Ruth Carter (age 18, born South Dakota).

Samuel A. Carter died July 29, 1920 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota. (Plot: 2nd Division, North Section)

Minnesota Death Index: Name: Samuel Adelbert Carter. Death Date: July 29 1920. Death County, Rock. State File Number 013338. Certificate Number 013338. Certificate Year: 1920. Record Number: 308438.

WELL KNOWN MAN OF CITY IS TAKEN

S. A. Carter, Old Time Settler of Rock County, Dies at the Age of Seventy-four at His Home in This City.

S. A. Carter, another of the county's old settlers, an old soldier and a well known personage in this part of the state, crossed the Great Divide last Thursday, July 29th, at his home in Lavern, at the age of 74 years, death being due to old age complications.

Mr. Samuel A. Carter was born in the State of New York where he grew to young manhood. He then came to Iowa where he lived for a number of years, becoming sheriff of O'Brien County. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Sarah K. Drake at Osage, Ia. From Iowa they moved to Rock county and have resided in this city for the past thirteen years. Mrs. and Mrs. Carter were the parents of four children - three boys and one girl, they being Frank L. Carter of St. Paul deceased; Fred L. Carter, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. deceased; Mrs. J. T. Winters, of Sioux City, and Chas E. Carter of Ash Creek.

Mr. Carter was well known in Laverne and esteemed and admired by the many who knew him. He was an old soldier and a true-blue American. In every gathering he honored with his presence, his fine character was ever prominent, and his unselfishness and love for his fellowman and family always portrayed that of a good, Christian man.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30, the Mason lodge, of which he was a member conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood cemetery. Relatives to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Flint of Seaborn, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drake of Dell Rapids, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Mellinger of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Winter and daughter Vera of Sioux City, Ia, and Mrs. Albert Miller of Mapleton, Minn.

His widow Sarah K. Carter filed for a pension on Aug. 5, 1920, in Minnesota.

Sarah K. (Drake) Carter died Sept. 3, 1940 in Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota.

Mrs. Sarah A. Carter Dies Tuesday at Home.

Mrs. Sarah A. Carter, 91 years old, a resident of Rock County since 1907, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in her home in the Soutar apartments following an illness which had confined her to her bed for the past two years.

Mrs. Carter was born Sarah Drake in New Hampshire, July 20, 1849 and was married to Samuel A. Carter in 1866 in Indiana. The couple then lived at Osage, Ia. and in 1907 moved to Ashcreek. Mr. and Mrs. Carter came to Luverne in 1912, and Mrs. Carter had made her home here since. Mr. Carter passed away in 1920, four years after he and Mrs. Carter had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Surviving Mrs. Carter are a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Winter, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Dora Flint of Doone, Ia; a brother Charles Drake of Seattle, Wash; six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carter were held at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the Smith funeral home, Rev. H. Calvin Knock, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Maplewood cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Fitzer, Bryan McRobert, Al Haakenson, Kenneth Carter and Ray Weston, all of this city, and Wilbur Schwilk of Chicago, who was accompanied here by Mrs. Schwilk, a granddaughter of Mrs. Carter. Also attending the services was Mrs. E. S. Mellinger of Chippewa Falls, Wis.


Chambers, Henry He was born Nov. 1, 1832 in Vermont (per cemetery records). An online family tree says he was born Jan. 4, 1832 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont. He was the son of John Chambers (1788 - Jan. 28, 1856) and Delana Briggs Noble (Feb. 24, 1796 - 1862) He married Elizabeth Jane Horner on Dec. 29, 1862 in Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Daniel Horner (1818 - Dec. 8, 1887) and Rachel Davis (1816 - 1900)

1850 Census: Sharon, Windsor County, New York: John Chambers (age 62, born NY), Delana Chambers (age 55, born Vermont), James C. Chambers (age 20, born Vermont).

1850 Census: Sharon, Windsor, Vermont: Henry Chambers (age 16, laborer, born Vermont). He was living with a family named Shepard.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Delana Chambers (age 65, born Vermont), James Chambers (age 30, teamster, born Vermont), Henry Chambers (age 27, farmer, born Vermont) and Laura Chambers (age 22, born Vermont).

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Chambers, Henry ( age 35, laborer, born Vermont), Jane Chambers (age 30, born Indiana), Clarissa Chambers (age 6, born Iowa), Ina Chambers (age 2, born Iowa) and ? Chambers (female, age 4/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: West Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry Chambers (age 47, mail carrier, born Vermont, father born New Hampshire, mother born Vermont), Wife E. Jane Chambers (age 35, born Indiana), daughter Clara Chambers (age 15, born Iowa), Lua M. Chambers (age 12, born Iowa) and Alice Chambers (age 10, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry Chambers (Township 52, Range No, Section No., Mail Carrier, born Vermont), E. Jane Chambers (age 19, born Indiana), Clarry Chambers (age 19, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Jennie Chambers (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Alla Chambers (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), and Nellie Chambers (age 0?).

Henry Chambers died Nov. 3, 1891 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa. (Iowa Cemetery Records: Henry Chambers. Death Date: Nov. 3, 1891, Page #20. Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1832. Cemetery, Oak Grove. Town: Mitchell. Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records).

His widow Elizabeth Chambers filed for pension on Dec. 11, 1891.

Elizabeth (Horner) Chambers died Oct. 24, 1832 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Childs, Robert Mount He was born Feb. 19, 1844 in Illinois. He was the son of Hawley Childs (Apr. 11, 1809 - Sept. 21, 1888) and Hannah Maddox Mount. (May 7, 1812 - Sept. 13, 1884). Note his sister Elvira Priscilla Childs married Benson Smith Conley, who was also in Company K. His sister Martha Childs married William H. Slack, who also served in Company K. Family tree information also puts Tamar Acenith Childs in this family, but I did not find her in census records with them. She married Arthur Slack, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin: Hawley Childs (age 47, farmer, born NY), Ann Childs (age 39, born Kentucky), Livonia J. Childs (age 11, born Illinois), James I. Childs (age 8, born Illinois), Robert M. Childs (age 6, born Illinois), Alivra F. Childs (age 4, born Illinois), Martin E. Childs (age 2, born Wisconsin), and Loren P. Childs (age 1/12, born Wisconsin).

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Hawley Childs (age 51, farmer, born New York), Hannah Childs (age 48, born Kentucky), Robert Childs (age 16, farmer, born Illinois), Elvira Childs (age 14, born Illinois), Martha Childs (age 11, born Illinois), Martha Childs (age 11, born Wisconsin), Lorain Childs (age 9, born Wisconsin), Eunice Childs (age 5, born Wisconsin) and Olive Childs (age 3, born Wisconsin).

Robert M. Childs was killed in action May 18, 1864, Old Oaks, LA.


Clarke, Samuel Church He was born August 19, 1827 in New York. He was the son of Loren Clark (July 28, 1794 - June 7, 1843) and Almira Church (Aug. 7, 1801 - Feb. 27, 1881). He married Susan Olivia True on Oct. 15, 1853 in Fulton, Rock County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Elijah True and Martha Dudley. (the maiden name of Susan's mother was found in the DAR Application for Nellie Sue Clark Wilson, who said she was the granddaughter of Elijah True and Martha Dudley, his wife).

1850 Census, Janesville (east side of Rock River), Rock County, Wisconsin Samuel C. Clark (age 23, clerk born New York). He was living in a Hotel.

1860 Census, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa Samuel Clark (age 32, farmer, born NY), Susan O. Clark (age 28, born NY) and Fred Clark (age 4, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census, Germantown, Juneau County, Wisconsin Samuel Clark (age 42, bookkeeper, born New York), Susan Clark (age 38, born NY), Frederick Clark (age 14, born Wisconsin), Theressia Rine (age 18, domestic servant), Micah McClaskey (age 26, works in sawmill) and John Bradley (age 27, common laborer).

1880 Census: Auburn, De Kalb County, Indiana: Samuel C. Clark (age 52, laborer, born NY), Susan O. Clark (age 48, born NY), son Frederick L. Clark (age 24, RR Freight Agt), born Wisconsin), daughter Nellie Clark (age 6, born Wisconsin)

He filed for a pension on Oct. 6, 1888 in Iowa.

Samuel C. Clark died Feb. 1, 1899 at Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Block 74, Lot 11, Grave 5, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.

Samuel C. Clark, formerly of this city, died at Galesburg, Ill, on Feb. 1, after a brief illness starting with the grip. Mr. Clark was born in Byran, N. Y., in 1827. He came to Janesville in 1848. He was married to Miss Susan O. True, of this city, in 1853, and six years later moved to Mitchell County, Iowa. He served through the civil war in the Twenty-Seventh Iowa Regiment.

Later he entered the employ of the Adams Express company and was with that corporation up to the time of his death.

The remains were brought to this city for interment at Oak Hill.

Mr. Clark is survived by the widow and two children, Fred L. Clark, route agent of the Adams Express Co., and Miss Nellie Clark.

Janesville Daily Gazette, Rock County Wisconsin, February 4, 1899

His widow Susan O. Clark filed for a pension on Apr. 19, 1899 in Illinois.

1900 Census: Galesburg Ward 1, Knox County, Illinois: Fred L. Clark (born March. 1857, age 44, married 8 years, born Wisconsin), wife Lillie Clark (born Aug. 1864, age 35, married 8 years, 1 child born, 0 still living), mother Susan O. Clark (born Apr. 1832, age 68, widowed, 2 children born, 2 still living), sister Nellie S. Clark (born June 1866, age 23, born Wisconsin)

Susan O. (True) Clark (born Apr. 9 1832), died July 28, 1908 at Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Both of their children are buried there also. There is a photo posted to Samuel's memorial on Find a Grave that shows all four tombstones.


Clyde, Arthur William He was born March 6, 1843 in Oneonta, New York. He was the son of Samuel Adams Clyde (Oct. 12, 1804 - Aug. 2, 1868) and Elizabeth Fern (Dec. 30, 1811 - Dec. 6, 1886). He married first Rodella Pelton on March 30, 1866 in Mitchell County. Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of William Martin Pelton (March 11, 1810 - Oct. 22, 1847) and Sally Ware (1814 - Oct. 1848). Rodella Pelton died in 1875. He married second Berthe Toline Bessie Bjornson on Oct. 25, 1877 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. The marriage record showed his parents as Samuel A. and Elizabeth Clyde. Her parents were Gabriel and Cornelia Bjorenson. (Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930).

Arthur W. Clyde

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One of the outstanding pioneer lawyers was A. W. Clyde, who served as states attorney for 14 years. He was identified with nearly all of the legal work in the early days, and practiced actively until his death in 1910.

ARTHUR W. CLYDE

No history of McIntosh County would be complete without a few words relating to Mr. Clyde, an early settler and pioneer of Hoskins and Ashley.

Arthur W. Clyde was born at Oneonta, N. Y., March 6, 1843. His ancestors on his father's side were pioneer settlers of New Hampshire and New York and participated in the Intercolonial war, 1754-59, the Revolutionary War, and the war of 1812-15.

His parents Samuel A. and Elizabeth Fern Clyde, became pioneer settlers of Wisconsin in 1844, and of Mitchell County, Iowa, in 1855. Mr. Clyde received his early education mostly from his mother in the absence of school opportunities, and in private schools, after which he graduated from the Cedar Valley Seminary, of Osage, Iowa. His studies were interrupted, however, by the War of the Rebellion. He enlisted for the war in August, 1862, in a Mitchell county company, and served with his regiment, the Twenty-seventh Iowa, in the Sixteenth Army Corps, thereafter until the regiment was mustered out, at Clinton, Iowa, August 8, 1865, participating in the Vicksburg campaigns, the capture of Little Rock, Ark., the Red River campaign, the Tupelo campaign, and resulting engagements.

Mr. Clyde was married in April, 1866 to Miss Rodella S. Pelton, of Mitchell County, Iowa. In 1875 he became a widower, and in 1877 married Miss Bessie Bjornson of Madison, Wisconsin. To this union one child was barn, E. T. Clyde, who served six years as County Superintendent of Schools of McIntosh County, was also engaged in newspaper business in Ashley and now located at Carson City, Nevada.

Mr. Clyde removed to western Iowa at the beginning of the year 1878, and immediately began the practice of law. He was compelled to relinquish his practice, however, in 1883, by reason of failing health. In 1886 he sought the invigorating climate of the Dakota frontier and located in McIntosh County on land southwest of Ashley, where he re-established himself in the practice of his profession.

Mr. Clyde's public service comprises a term of two years as county auditor of Mitchell County, Iowa, and a continuous term of fourteen years (1890-1904) as state's attorney of McIntosh County. He was also engaged for upwards of a year as one of the experts in compiling the Revised Codes of North Dakota. Mr. Clyde also qualified himself as a surveyor and a number of his works are on file in the county Court House, at Ashley, North Dakota.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde have both passed to the Great Beyond.

Ashley ND, Golden Jubilee, 1888-1938 (R. Ehrich)
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NOTE: This transcription of "Ashley's Golden Jubilee 1888-1938," was prepared by Roger W. Ehrich on March 12, 1995 and is issued with the permission of Mrs. Betty Meidinger Lannoye, whose father was one of the authors.

J.F. Clyde (NOTE: Brother of Arthur W. Clyde)

A Biographical Sketch

Jefferson Fern Clyde, of Osage, is one of the judges of the Twelfth judicial district. He is he son of Samuel A. Clyde, an early pioneer of Wisconsin, whose ancestors were Scotch-Irish, having come to this country some time before the Revolution.

The grandfathers of Samuel A. Clyde, who were Samuel Clyde and Samuel Campbell, settled in Cherry Valley, New York, about 1760, and were members of the committee of safety for that village during the war. Both were Colonels in the militia and both had their houses burned in the Indian massacre of 1778, though they and their families escaped, Samuel Clyde was a member of the first New York legislature, and his son Joseph, the grandfather of J.F. Clyde, was a member of the New York constitutional convention of 1824.

Mr. Clyde's mother, Elizabeth Fern, was a native of Derbyshire, England, and came to Otsego county, New York, when she was years old. Judge Clyde's parents came by way of the Erie canal and the lakes to Wisconsin in 1844, and settled near Aztalan, Jefferson county, where their son was born May 24, 1850. When he was five years old the family moved by ox team to Mitchell county, Iowa, where they settled on a farm near St. Ansgar. Here his father became county judge in 1862.

Mr. Clyde secured his early education in the common schools of Mitchell county. His mother had been a successful teacher in New York, and she continued at this work in Iowa, so that the Judge received much of his early education from her. After he had outgrown the common school he attended the Cedar Valley Seminary at Osage, where he fitted himself to be a teacher. In 1872 he entered the State University, and graduated from the collegiate department in 1877, second in a class of twenty-four, first honor being won by John Campbell, now judge of the supreme court in Colorado. After graduating Judge Clyde taught school several years. In 1881 he entered the law department of the University, from which he graduated in 1882, as one of the ten speakers from a class of 131.

While attending the University he was a member of the Zetagathian Society. After completing the law course he remained a year at the University as instructor in mathematics under Prof. Leonard. He began practicing law in September, 1883, at Osage as a member of the firm of Clyde & Vanderpoel. He afterwards practiced alone for several years, and from 1887 to 1889 was in partnership with State Senator J.H. Sweney. In 1889 he formed a partnership with the Hon. W.L. Eaton, which continued until his election as judge.

In politics the judge is a Republican. He cast his first presidential vote for General Grant. In 1889, when Senator Sweney was elected to congress, Judge Clyde was chosen to fill the vacancy in the state senate, serving as a member from the Forty-first district in the Twenty-third General Assembly. In the fall of 1896 he was a candidate for the office which he now holds. He was nominated after a spirited contest, and was elected by more than 10,000 majority. He is a member of the Baptist church, and was president of the Iowa Baptist State Convention in 1893-95.

The judge was married July 19, 1877, to Harriet L. Wedgewood, of Waukon, Iowa, she having been a student at the Cedar Valley Seminary. They have eight children; Mary E., Ray W., Frank S., Alva B., John J., Flora H., Arthur W. and J.F. Jr.

Source: Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa, Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions; 1899, Volume II

Researched & submitted by Roseanna Zehner

Note: Mother of Arthur W. Clyde

Obituary

Died, at Joliet, Illinois, December 6, 1886, Mrs. Elizabeth Clyde, widow of Samuel A. Clyde, formerly of St. Ansgar township, in this county. Mrs. Clyde came to this county with her husband and family in the fall of 1855, and resided on their family farm two miles north of St. Ansgar, until 1873. Since the latter date she has lived with her younger children in this state and in Illinois. Three children survive their mother; A. W. Clyde, formerly editor of the News, now of McIntosh county Dakota, J. F. Clyde, of this place, and Mrs. J. W. Conley, of Joliet, Illinois.

The deceased was born in Derbyshire, England, November 10, 1811. Came to Otsego county, New York, in 1820, to Jefferson county Wisconsin, in 1844, and to this county in 1855. She was always active in all educational matters, and an earnest and consistent member of the Baptist church nearly all her life. The remains were brought to St. Ansgar, December 8th, and interred beside those of her husband who preceded her more than eighteen years.

Services were conducted by Rev. A. M. Duboc in the M. E. church in St. Ansgar.

[Osage News - Dec. 9, 1886]

1850 Census: Milford, Jefferson County, Wisconsin: Samuel Clyde (age 45, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Clyde (age 38, born England), A. Clyde (age 7, born NY), Jane Clyde (age 2, born Wisconsin) and J. Clyde (age 3/12, born Wisconsin).

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa: S. A. Clyde (age 51, farmer, born NY), E. Clyde (age 44, born NY), A. Clyde (age 13, born NY), L. Clyde (age 7, born NY), J. Clyde (age 5, born NY), S.E. Clyde (age 2, born NY).

1860 Census: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel A. Clyde (age 55, farmer, born NY), Elizabeth Clyde (age 47, born Derbyshire, England), Arthur Clyde (age 17, farmer, born New York), Louisa Clyde (age 12, born Wisconsin), Jefferson Clyde (age 10, born Wisconsin) and Elizabeth Clyde (age 6, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Arthur Clyde (age 27, Auditor, Mitchell Co., born New York), Rodella Clyde (age 27, born Wisconsin) and Jane Clyde (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Logan, Harrison County, Iowa: Arthur W. Clyde (age 37, lawyer, born NY), wife Bessie T. Clyde (age 24, born Wisconsin), daughter Elbert T. Clyde (age 1, born Iowa)

1890 Veterans Census: McIntosh County, North Dakota: Arthur W. Clyde (Private, Co. K, 27 Ia Inf, Enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. Discharged Aug. 8, 1865, Length of Service: 2 Years, 11 months, 27 days, Post Office Address: Ashley, North Dakota.)

1900 Census: Lowell, McIntosh County, North Dakota: Arthur W. Clyde (born March 1843, age 57, married 23 years, born New York, treasurer), wife Bettie T. Clyde (Born Nov. 1854, age 46, married 23 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Wisconsin), son Elbert T. Clyde (born Feb. 1879, age 21, born Iowa).

Arthur W. Clyde died Apr. 8, 1910 in Ashley, McIntosh County, North Dakota. He is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa

A. W. Clyde, McIntosh County, North Dakota

Fitzgerald, Georgia
May 3, 1910

The Tribune:

I am receipt of the Ashley Tribune of date April 15, and it is with sincere sorrow I read of the death of A. W. Clyde, another one of the pioneers of McIntosh County, who had spent years of ripe experience in helping to build up for future generations one of the best counties in South Central North Dakota.

One by one the "Old Guard" who gave so much toward making McIntosh County what it is, and what time will make it, are passing on to what, let us hope, will be the reward of a better life. In memory I turn back to the years when Judge R. A. Larimer, C. V. Basye, J. H. Wishek, Major George H. Fay, LaMotte Miles, and A. W. Clyde were on the stage of action, doing valiant work for your county when the prospects of reward seemed to be on the wrong side of the ledger. Now all are gone, yet we can all feel assured that their good deeds will live after them, and in years to come they will be remembered and held in high esteem for what they did in the early days when it meant something to brave the storm, when failure in crops was the rule and not the exception.

They did what they could and now have finished their course, and we have every reason to believe they will receive the reward of "well done".

H. R. CLOWES

(A full sketch of Mr. Clyde's life in McIntosh County is given in the Jubilee Book.)

Extracted from:
Along the Trails of Yesterday
A Story of McIntosh County
by Nina Farley Wishek
Author of Roseberries in Autumn

The Ashley Tribune
Froh, Pohl, Moench, 1941

His widow Bessie T. Clyde filed for pension Apr. 27, 1910 in North Dakota.


Cole, Harmon F. He was born Nov. 11, 1832 in Centerville, Steuben County, NY. He was the son of Truman Cole (Apr. 9, 1810 - Jan. 2, 1883) and Octavia Gillett (1811 - Feb. 7, 1892). He married Ann Louisa Hatfield on Jan. 21, 1856 in Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Clark and Saphira Hatfield. Harmon's brother Martin L. Cole, also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

Clark Hatfield and his wife Saphira and their children settled on section 14 in 1855. The children were Ann; Jane and J.H. Ann married H.E. Cole, and Jane, O.L. Cole, in an early day. These Coles were not related. O.L. was long time resident and assessor of Osage. The daughters died in recent years and the son some thirty years ago.

TOWNSHIPS OF MITCHELL COUNTY From HISTORY OF MITCHELL AND WORTH COUNTIES, 1918
J.F. Clyde and H.A. Dwelle, Editors

Harmon Cole is noted as the first teacher in 1856, in a 12' x 14' log schoolhouse. His salary was $16.00 per month.

1856 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; Harmon Cole (age 23, born NY, farmer), Ann Cole (age 17, born NY). Harmon had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year. Ann had been in the sate of Iowa for 13 years.

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Thomas Wynn (age 38, farmer, born New York), Betsey Wynn (age 38, born New York), Betsey Johnson (age 78, born Massachusetts), Harmon Cole (age 27, Farmer, born New York), Ann Cole (age 21, born New York), and Arthur Cole (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Harmon Cole (age 38, farmer, born NY), Ann Cole (age 31, born NY), Arthur Cole (age 18, born Iowa) and Myron Cole (age 3, born Iowa). (Note: Arthur should have been closer to 13, but it was very clearly written as 18).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: June 12, 1880: Harmon E. Cole (age 47, farmer, Is the person (on the day of the Enumerator's visit) sick or temporarily disabled, so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so, what is the sickness or disability? Consumption. Born New York) , wife Ann L. Cole (age 41, born NY), son Miron Cole (age 13, born Iowa). They were living next door to Clark Hatfield (age 68, farmer, born NY), and his wife Saphira (age 64, born Massachusetts).

Harmon E. Cole died Sept. 26, 1880. He is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow Ann L. Cole filed for a pension on Jan. 18, 1881.

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Ann L. Cole (9-206-Clairmont St, age 46, widowed, born NY), Myron C. Cole (age 17, born Iowa).

Ann Louisa (Hatfield) Cole died Nov. 8, 1916 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Cole, Martin L. He was born Sept. 11, 1834 in Centerville, Steuben County, New York. He was the son of Truman Cole (Apr. 9, 1810 - Jan. 2, 1883) and Octavia Gillett (1811 - Feb. 7, 1892). He married Mary J. Chamberlain on 6 Jun 1865 in NY. Martin's brother Harmon E. Cole also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Centerville, Allegany County, New York: Martin Cole (age 40, farmer, born New York), Octavia Cole (age 39, born New York), Martin L. Cole (age 15, born New York), and Betsey E. Cole (age 12, born New York).

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Martin Cole (age 23, farmer laborer, born NY), He was living with a family named Fessenden.

1870 Census: Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York: Marten Cole (age 34, grocer, born NY), Mary Cole (age 32, born NY) and Myrta Cole (age 10/12, born New York). Three men with occupation as cheese makers were living with them.

1880 Census: Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York: Martin Cole (age 45, born New York), wife Mary Cole (age 44, born New York), daughter Myrta Cole (age 10, born New York) and son Milton Cole (age 7, born New York).

1890 Veterans Census: Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York: Martin L. Cole (Private, Co. K. 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, discharged March 23, 1863. Post Office Address: Elton, Cattaraugus County, NY).

1900 Census: Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York: Martin E. Cole (Sept. 1834, age 65, married 35 years, born New York Salesman Groceries), wife Mary F. Cole (born July 1836, age 63, married 35 years, 4 children born, 2 still living, born New York), daughter Myrtie E. Cole (born Sept. 1870, age 29, born New York), and ward Frieda Koster (born Feb. 1884, age 16, born New York),

Martin L. Cole died July 1, 1908 in Delevan, New York (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Delevan Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York.

His widow Mary J. Cole filed for a pension on Aug. 4, 1908 in New York.

Mary (Chamberlain) Cole died in 1909 and is buried in Delevan Cemetery, Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York

Children of Martin L. Cole and Mary J. Chamberlain:

  1. Myrtle "Myrtie" Cole b. Sep 1870 in New York State
  2. Milton J. Cole b: Jul 1872 in New York State

Conley, Benson Smith He was born May 22, 1842 in Yonge, Canada. He was the son of Solomon Conley (1791 - 1869) and Susana Slack (Feb 22, 1805 - ?). He married Elvira Priscilla Childs on June 6, 1862 in Iowa. She was the daughter of Hawley Childs (Apr. 11, 1809 - Sept. 21, 1888) and Hannah Maddox Mount. (May 7, 1812 - Sept. 13, 1884). Her brother Robert Mount Childs also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: York, Dupage County, Illinois: Solomon Conley (age 60, farmer, born NY0, Susanna Conley (age 47, born Canada), Adelia Conley (age 19, born Canada), Arthur Conley (age 17, farmer, born Canada), William Conley (age 15, born Canada) and Benson S. Conley (age 9, born Canada).

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Solomon Conley (age 69, farmer, born NY), Susannah Conley (age 58, born Upper Canada), Benson S. Conley (age 18, farmer, born Upper Canada), Samuel H. Conley (age 30, born New York), Adelia Conley (age 28, born Upper Canada), John N. Conley (age 8, born Illinois), Lafayette Conley (age 5, born Iowa), Ninian Conley (age 3, born Iowa) and Wm. H. Conley (age 11/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: Benson S. Conley (age 26, farmer, born Canada), Elvira B. Conley (age 28, born Ill.), Robert M. Conley (age 6, born Iowa), Amonetta Conley (age 3, born Iowa), Hannah Conley (age 5/12, born Iowa) and Susanna Conley (age 65, widowed, born Canada.

1880 Census Jackson, Osborne County, Kansas: Benson S. Conley (age 38, farmer, born Canada), wife Alvira P. Conley (age 34, born Illinois), son Robert M. Conley (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Amaret A. Conley (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Hannah M. Conley (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Mary F. Conley (age 7, born Kansas), daughter Adelia M. Conley (age 5, born Minnesota), daughter Ester Jane Coney (age 2, born Kansas), son William A. Conley (age 1, born Kansas) and mother Susannah Conley (age 75, born Canada).

1885 Kansas State Census: Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas: B. S. Conley (age 43, born Canada, from Iowa to Kansas, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United State. Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa, Letter of Company: K, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27, Arm of Service (I) Infantry.), E. P. Conley (age 39, born Ill), R. M. Conley (age 20, born Iowa), M. M. Conley (age 15, born Iowa), M. F. Conley (age 13, born Kansas), A. M. Conley (age 10, born Minn), E. J. Conley (age 7, born Kansas), L. A. Conley (age 3, born Kansas).

1900 Census Montrose, Montrose, Colorado: Benson S. Conley (born May 1842, age 58, married 38 years, born Canada), wife Elvira P. Conley (born March 1846, age 54, married 38 years, 8 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), and son Robert M. Conley (born June 1864, age 35, born Iowa).

Benson S. Conley died Aug. 22, 1903, and is buried in Grand View Cemetery, Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado

His widow Elvira P. Conley filed for a pension on Oct. 13, 1903 in Colorado.

Elvira P. (Childs) Conley (born Mar. 18, 1846), died April 10, 1933 and is buried in Grand View Cemetery, Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado.


Conley, George W. He was born Aug. 11, 1843 in New York. He was the son of Thomas and Sylvie Conley (1801 - Nov. 4, 1870). He married Alice Lucretia Hodge on Apr. 11, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Mitchell County Marriage Records). Family tree records say they married April 19, 1866 in Iowa City, Wright County, Iowa. Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934 has two different records. One says they married April 17, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. The other says they married April 19, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Horatio N. Hodge and Cevilla M. or Sarilla Clark.

1850 Census: Alexandria, Jefferson County, New York: Thomas Conley (age 56, farmer, born Canada), Sylvie Conley (age 50, born New York), Betsey Conley (age 23, born NY), Betsey Ann Conley (age 17, born Canada), Benjamin Conley (age 15, farmer, born New York), Michael Conley (age 13, born New York ), Lorna Conley (age 9, born New York), George W. Conley (age 7, born New York), Lonzo Conley (age 2, born New York), Melvin I. Conley (age 5/12, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Thomas Conley (age 60, farmer, born Canada), Sylvia Conley (age 55, born New York), George W. Conley (age 14, born New York), Benjamin Conley (age 20, born New York).

George W. Conley died Dec. 14, 1870 at St. Croix County, Wisconsin (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd County, Iowa

Alice Conley married Rollin Greer on July 7, 1872 in Lancaster, Nebraska (Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995)

1880 Census Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Rollin Greer, age 28, farmer, born Ohio), wife Alice Greer (age 35, born Missouri), stepdaughter Savilla E. Conley (age 12, born Iowa).

His widow Alice L. Greer filed for a pension on Apr. 21, 1917 in California.'

Alice L. Greer died April 27, 1921 (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card).  She is buried in Bellevue Cemetery and Mausoleum Ontario, (Plot B-008-01), San Bernardino County, California.

From Find a Grave   Note, there are photos on Find a Grave.

Alice's full name is Alice Lucretia Hodge, daughter of Horatio N Hodge and Cevilla M Clark, Alice married to George W Conley, they had a daughter, Sevilla Emogene Conley. George died, so Alice met my ggg uncle, Rollin Greer and they married, they had a daughter, Myrtle. Myrtle and her husband, Howard Caldwell also died and they had no children according to censuses that I was able to find on them. Sevilla married to J Franklin Davis. All of info can be found at www.ancestory.com for I am working on this family. May you rest in peace, Alice.


Coop, Francis C. He was born about 1829 in England.

1856 Iowa State Census: Washington, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Francis Coop (age 26, born England, stone cutter). He had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year. He was living with a family named Sawyer.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: George Gillmore (age 29, black smith, born Massachusetts), Henrietta Gillmore (age 25, born Massachusetts), Frank Coop (age 30, stone mason, born England) and John Montgomery (age 22, black smith, born Wisconsin).

Headstones provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879 - 1903: Frank C. Coop, Pvt. Co. K, 27 Regt, Iowa Infy. Cemetery Oak Grove, at Mitchell, Iowa. There was no date of death. This source (Roll of Honor Vol. XVIII: Names of Soldiers who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in Local Cemetery's in Iowa -- Page 390-403): lists a date of death of Feb. 27, 1867.


Cotton, Alfred Benton He was born June 9, 1840 in Litchfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Daniel Bush Cotton (Apr. 6, 1818 - Nov. 21, 1903) and Julia Ann Hicks (1817 - Aug. 29, 1898). (Note the dates of death came from the Mitchell County, Iowa Death records). He married Emily F. Tinkham on Oct. 16, 1868 in Prescott, Pierce County, Wisconsin. The marriage record showed his parents as Daniel B. and Julia A. Cotton. Her parents were listed as Norman S. and Caroline Tinkham. (Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836 - 1930). However, all the family trees that I could find, showed her name as Emily F. Sherwin, daughter of Norman S. Sherwin (Oct. 2, 1807 - Sept. 15, 1897) and Caroline Atkinson (1813 - Sept. 5, 1889). She was previously married to Henry A. Tinkham on Sept. 14, 1862. He died before 1865. I think it is possible that someone other than Emily provided the information for the marriage record - got the first names of her parents right, but the last names wrong.

Alfred B. Cotton and Family Image found here

Alfred B. Cotton with Wife Emily Sherwin & Children.

Back Row (from Left): Eunice C., Harriet B; Ralph D.

Middle Row: A. B. Cotton & Emily Sherwin Cotton

Front Row: Julia A.

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Daniel B. Cotton (age 42, carpenter and joiner, born Pennsylvania), Julia Cotton (age 42, born Pennsylvania) Alfred B. Cotton (age 20, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Sarah A. Cotton (age 18, born Pennsylvania), Eunice J. Cotton (age 16, born Pennsylvania), Mary A. Cotton (age 14, born Pennsylvania), Sarah Cotton (age 69, born New York).

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Alford B. Cotton (age 30, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Emily F. Cotton (age 26, born Maine), Hattie Cotton (age 1, born Iowa), and Alford Hicks (age 54, hired man, born Pennsylvania).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Alfred B. Cotton (age 39, livery, born Pennsylvania), wife Emily F. Cotton (age 36, born Canada), daughter Hallie B. Cotton (age 11, born Iowa), son Ralph D. Cotton (age 3, born Iowa) and Eunice C. Cotton (age 11/12, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Alfred B. Cotton, Private, Co. K, Post Office Address: Osage.

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: A. B. Cotton (5-6-208-Oak, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Emily F. Cotton (age 41, born Canada), Hattie B. Cotton (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Ralph D. Cotton (age 7, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Eunice C. Cotton (age 5, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Julia A. Cotton (age 2, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: Alfred B. Cotton (born June 1840, age 59, married 32 years, born Pennsylvania, Mayor of Beloit City).), wife Emily F. Cotton (born June 1844, age 55, married 32 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Canada), daughter Harriet B. Cotton (born Sept. 1869, age 31, born Iowa, school teacher), son Ralph D. Cotton (born May 1877, age 23, born Iowa, Baggage, R.R. Depot), daughter Eunice C. Cotton (born July 1880, age 19, born Iowa, school teacher), daughter Julia A. Cotton (born June 1882, age 18, born Iowa) and father Daniel B. Cotton (born May 1818, age 82, widowed, born Pennsylvania).

1905 Kansas State Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: A. B. Cotton (age 64, born Pennsylvania, from Iowa to Kansas, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United State; Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa, Letter of Command: K, Number of Regiment to which attached: 27, Arm of service: (I) Infantry), Emily F. Cotton (age 61, born Canada), Ralph Cotton (age 26, born Iowa), Eunice Cotton (age 24, born Iowa), Julia Cotton (age 22, born Iowa) and W. Willard (age 40, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Beloit Ward 2, Mitchell County, Kansas: Alfred B. Cotton (age 69, married 43 years, born Pennsylvania, City Official), wife Emily F. Cotton (age 66, married 43 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Canada), brother-in-law L. C. Sherwin (age 64, widowed, born Canada, own income).

1915 Kansas, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: Alfred B. Cotton (age 74, born Pennsylvania, from Iowa to Kansas, Justice of the Peace, honorably discharged from the volunteer service of the United States on 1/20/66. Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa, Letter of Command: K, Number of Regiment to which attached: 12, Arm of service: (I) Infantry), Emily F. Cotton (age 72, born Canada).

Alfred B. Cotton died July 17, 1917 in Mitchell Co., Kansas. He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sect. 1, Lot 2, Grave 120, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas

His widow Emily F. Cotton filed for a pension on Aug. 27, 1917 in Kansas.

Emily Cotton died in 1926 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas.


Crisper, Peter Jospeh (aka Crispin and Krisbin). When I first tried to research this soldier I could find absolutely nothing on him beyond what was stated in the Roster and Pension Index Record. They had his name as Crisper/Crispin/Krisbin. I could not find him on any census records. I tried all sorts of spellings and even just searched for his first name in Mower County. I could find no record of him. I could not determine where he was buried. Then I was contacted by his great granddaughter Rose Fochs, who said the correct spelling of his name was Krebsbach. After I had the correct spelling, he was easy to find. Thanks so much, Rose.

He was born April 14, 1844, in Bructal, Daun, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was the son of Christian Krebsbach (April 17, 1809 - Dec. 16, 1878) and Eva Catharina Schlosser (Oct. 20, 1813 - June 5, 1898). He immigrated with his parents from Antwerp, Belgium, on the Bark Alice Tainter and arrived in New York on Aug. 25, 1856. He married Catharine Koenigs/King on February 16, 1874. She was the daughter of Johann Koenigs (July 15, 1818 - 1869) and Luzia Annen (Nov. 5, 1825 - 1870)

Peter Krebsbach

Peter Krebsbach came to Adams Township in 1857 and settled on the northwest quarter of section 32. He built a log house which he covered with shakes; thirteen years later he built a good frame house and has built a frame barn. His farm contains 230 acres of land, two-thirds of which is under cultivation.

He was born in Germany where his younger days were spent in school and on the farm. In *1866 he emigrated to America and spent eight months in Illinois.

He was joined in marriage in February 1874 to Catherine King. She was born in Germany; came to America in company with her parents in 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Krebsbach are the parents of five children named, Anna, Mary, Mathias, Joseph, and Lizzie.

History of Mower County, 1884
Transcribed and submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 13, 2007


*This is an error, but not a typo. I checked and that is what it says in the History of Mower County. However, he was on the 1860 census, and the 1900 census says he immigrated in 1856 (not 1866).

1860 Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Christian Grisbach (age 51, farmer, born Germany), Eva Grisbach (age 46, born Germany), Peter Grisbach (age 19, born Germany), and Mathias Grisbach (age 16, farmer laborer, born Germany).

1870 Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Christian Crebsbach (age 62, farmer, born Germany), Margaret Crebsbach (age 50, born Germany), and Peter Crebsbach (age 27, farm laborer, born Germany).

1880 Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Peter Krebsbach (age 36, farmer, born Prussia), wife Katie Krebsbach (age 24, born Prussia), daughter Anna Krebsbach (age 5, born Minnesota), daughter Mary Krebsbach (age 4, born Minnesota), son Mathaes Krebsbach (age 1, born Minnesota) and mother Eave K. Krebsbach (age 64, born Prussia).

Mower County, Minnesota 1883 list of pensioners on the rolls: name of pensioner: Peter Crispin, PO address: Adams, Cause for which pensioned: wounded right hip: Amount $4

1890 Veterans Schedules Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Peter Krebsbach (Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862. Discharged Aug. 8, 1865. Length of service: 2 years, 11 months, 14 days. Post Office Address: Adams, Mower County, Minn. Disability Incurred: Shot (could not read the rest), Remarks: Draws Pension.

1900 Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Peter Krebsbach (born June 1843, age 56, married 26 years, born Germany, Immigrated 1856, in US 44 years, Naturalized, farmer), wife Catherine Krebsbach (born June 1856, age 44, married 25 years, 12 children born, 9 still living, born Germany, Immigrated 1873, in US 27 years, Naturalized), daughter Anne Krebsbach (born Nov, 1874, age 25, born Minnesota), son Mathias Krebsbach (born Oct, 1878, age 21, born Minnesota), son Joseph Krebsbach (born July 1882, age 17, born Minnesota), daughter Elizabeth Krebsbach (born April 1884, age 16, born Minnesota), son John Krebsbach (born Aug. 1888, age 12, born Minnesota), daughter Catherine Krebsbach (born July 1889, age 10, born Minnesota), son Nicolaus Krebsbach (born July 1892, age 7, born Minnesota), daughter Anna Maria (born Feb. 1895, age 5, born Minnesota) and daughter Julia Krebsbach (born Aug. 1896, age 3, born Minnesota).

1910 Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Peter J. Krebsbach (age 66, married 1 time for 36 years, born Germany, immigrated 1856, naturalized, general farmer), wife Katherine Krebsbach (age 54, married 1 time for 36 years, 12 children born 9 still living, born Germany), son Mathias Krebsbach (age 31, born Minnesota), daughter? Joseph Krebsbach (age 27, born Minnesota), daughter Katherine Krebsbach (age 20, born Minnesota), son Nicholaus Krebsbach (age 17, born Minnesota), daughter Anna Krebsbach (age 15, born Minnesota), daughter Julia Krebsbach (age 13, born Minnesota), cousin Anna M. Schuh (age 44, born Germany) and Cousin Christian Schuh (age 53, born Germany.

1920 Census: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota: Peter J. Krebsbach (age 76, married, born Germany, General Farmer), wife Kathryn Krebsbach (age 63, married, born German7), son Nicholas Krebsbach (age 27, born Minn), cousin Anna M. Schuh (age 54, widowed, born Germany) and cousin Chris Shuh (age 63, born Germany).

Peter Crispin/Krebsbach died March 14, 1922 in Adams, Mower County, Minnesota. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota.

His widow, Katharine Crispen, filed for a pension on April 21, 1922 in Minnesota.

Katharine (Koenigs/King) Krebsbach died Oct. 12, 1941 in Adams, Mower County, Minnesota. She is buried in St. Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota.


Cyphers, Peter He was born about 1835 in New Jersey. He was the son of William and Sarah Cyphers. He married Amelia Jane Bosterder on May 12, 1875 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (note: on the listing his name was spelled Ciphers) I think there is a good possibility that her last name is misspelled on the listing. I could find no family named Bosterder either in census records OR in any family tree. I checked familysearch.org and they do have the same spelling for her name. But a birth record for Rebecca Cypher (born Sept. 24, 1881 in Sand Spring, Delaware County, Iowa has her parents listed as Peter Cypher and Amelia Jane Bostech. I still could not find her prior to 1880.

1850 Census: Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey: William Cyphers (age 50, laborman, born NJ), Sarah Cyphers (age 50, born NJ), Peter Cyphers (age 15, born NJ), Margaret Cyphers (age 17, born NJ) and William Hadden (age 19, born NJ).

1860 Census: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob Cyphers (age 61, born Virginia), Sarah Cyphers (age 61, born Virginia), Peter Cyphers (age 27, born Pennsylvania) and Margaret Cyphers (age 17, born Pennsylvania) (Note: This is a little strange. It appears to be the same family that was in New Jersey, but all the places of birth do not match, and Margaret's age certainly does not match. This may not be the same family).

1870 Census: Newburg, Mitchell County, Iowa: Wm. Cyphers (age 70, laborer, born NJ), Sarah Cyphers (age 65, born NJ), Peter Cyphers (age 24, born NJ), and Margaret Cyphers (age 30, born NJ). (again, there appears to be misinformation on this census. Peter's age is pretty clearly written as 24, but he should have been closer to 34).

1880 Census: Newburg, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter Cyphers (age 46, works on farm, born New Jersey), wife Amelia J. Cyphers (age 31, born New Jersey), son Frank Cyphers (age 12, born Iowa), son Isaac Cyphers (age 5, born Iowa), daughter Mary E. Cyphers (age 3, born Iowa) and daughter Nellie Cyphers (age 1, born Iowa).

List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter Cypher, St. Ansgar.

Peter Cypher died March 19, 1883 and is buried in St. Ansgar Cemetery, St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa (the cemetery notes say: C.W. Vet. Co. K, 27th Iowa, Inf., Mother: Sara. Father: William.

His mother Sarah Cyphers died Jan. 4, 1878 and is also buried in St. Ansgar Cemetery, St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa. Notes say: wife of William.

A pension was filed for a minor on Mar. 23, 1891. John H. Haight was guardian.

I was unable to find the wife or children of Peter Cypher after 1880. I looked for Cyphers, Ciphers, Haight. I did find Mary Cyphers in the 1925 State Census: Father's name Peter Cyper. Mother's name was left blank. She was married to William Cooper and had three children: Howard, Stanley and Warren. I did not find anything on the rest of them.


Davidson, Isaac E. (Pension Records and family tree records say Davison). He was born Oct. 17, 1842, in Iowa City, Wright County, Iowa?. He was the son of Edward E. Davison (June 25, 1821 - May 13, 1906) and Polly Ann Snyder (Dec. 27, 1823 - July 20, 1855).

1850 Census: Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, Wisconsin: Edward Davison (age 26, farmer, born NY), Polly Davison (age 26, born KY), Isac Davison (age 8, born Ia), Joanna Davison (age 6, born Ia), Dexter Nania Davison (age 4,born Ia).

Isaac E. Davidson died of disease June 2, 1864, Vicksburg, Miss. He is buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, Plot L, #6603, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.

His father Edward Davison filed for a pension on July 26, 1887.


Davidson, Ole He was born 13 Jun 1842 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway. He was most likely the son of David and Sarah Anderson. The Norwegians are known for name changes. I could not find an Ole Davidson in St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa. However, I did find an Ole Anderson, son of David. I don't know for sure that this is him, but it is possible. The age, place of birth, place of residence all fit. Plus it is possible that he changed his name to Ole Davidson (son of David) for his enlistment. This was the only Ole I found in St. Ansgar, Mitchell county that fit. So it may or may not be him.

Update: I found this on find a Grave: IA 27th Infantry Co K..... Residence: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born 13 Jun 1842 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of David Andersen Nyre and Sigrid Isaksdatter Nyre. He, his parents and four siblings came from Voss, sailing on the "Kong Sverre", out of Bergen, reaching New York on 30 Jun 1845. They went first to Boone County, Illinois and then to Mitchell County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 21 Jun 1864, Memphis, Tennessee.

Based on enlistment his service included duty at Jackson, TN guarding the railroad from Corinth, MS to Memphis TN until Jun 2 1863. Battle of Bayou LaFourche and capture of Little Rock Sep 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis, provost duty until Jan 28 1864. Moved to Vicksburg Jan 28 1864. Battles of Meridian Feb 3-Mar 5, Pleasant Hill Apr 9, Cane River Crossing Apr 22-24, Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Action at Lake Chicot Arkansas Jun 6-7 1864.

1850 Census, Manchester, Boone County, Illinois: David Andersen (age 47, born Norway), Sarah Andersen (age 51, born Norway), Andreas Andersen (age 21, born Norway), Isaac Andersen (age 12, born Norway), Ole Andersen (age 9, born Norway), John Andersen (age 5, born Norway). In the same household was Knud Stevensen (age 41, born Norway), Caroline Stevensen (age 42, born Norway), Betsey Stevensen (age 6, born Illinois), Sarah Stevensen (age 3, born Illinois) and Martha Stevensen (age 1, born Norway).

1860 Census, St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa: David Anderson (age 61, day laborer, born Norway), Sarah Anderson (age 61, born Norway) and Ole Anderson (age 18, day laborer, born Norway).

Ole Davidson died June 21, 1864 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 2113.


Davis, Carolus H. He was born March 20, 1835 in Elmore, Vermont. He was the son of Harry Davis (Nov. 6, 1804 - Aug. 18, 1872) and Lorinda Boardman (Aug. 25, 1806 - Jan 14, 1891). He married Lucetta Bailiff on Oct. 16, 1867. Several family trees have her name as Lucetta Bayliss. Cemetery records, Mitchell County Marriage records, (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) all say Bailiff. As do marriage records for several of their children. She was the daughter of William H. Bailiff (Dec. 5, 1821 - Feb. 17, 1904) and Frances Spencer (Feb. 2, 1823 - May 11, 1904). (Note when I searched the internet, I found Hinsdale Genealogy; Descendants of Robert Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield. This book has several generations of his mother's ancestors. It lists the wife of Carolus H. Davis as Lucetta Baylies (page 261) and Lucetta Bayliss (page 371). This is probably where the information came from for the other family trees I found).

1856 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Harry Davis (age 51, no occupation, born VT), Lorinda Davis (age 47, born VT), Carolus Davis (age 21, born VT), Solon L. Davis (age 14, born VT), and Andrew P. Davis (age 37, born VT). They were living next door to the William Bailiff family, including Lucetta Bailiff (age 12).

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Harry Davis (age 53, farmer, born VT), Lorinda Davis (age 50, born VT), Rollis H. Davis (age 25, born VT), Solon Davis (age 18, born VT) and Louisa Ward (age 14, born Ohio). The census record does say Rollis H. Davis. I am pretty sure the name was misinterpreted and "Rollis" H. Davis is really supposed to be Carolus H. Davis.

1870 Census, Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: C. H. Davis (age 35, farmer, born Vermont), Lucetta Davis (age 25, born Illinois), Harry Davis (age 2, born Iowa), Salon Davis (age 26, farming, born Vermont), Mellien Davis (age 24, born Michigan), and Agnes Davis (age 7, born Wisc.). They were living next door to Harry Davis (age 62, invalid, born Vt), Lorinda Davis (age 61, born VT), and Sarah Davis, (age 16, born Wisc).

1880 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Crowel Davis (age 45, farmer, born VT), wife Lucetta Davis (age 35, born Illinois), son Harry Davis (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Gertrude Davis (age 9, born Iowa), son Elmer Davis (age 6, born Iowa), daughter Laura Davis (age 4, born Iowa) and mother Lerinda Davis (age 72, born Vermont).

1885 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Carolus Davis (Township 98, Range 16, Township 10, NW SW, age 49, farmer, born Vt), Mercella Davis (age 45, born Illinois), Harry Davis (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Gertrude Davis (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Elmer Davis (age 11, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Laura Davis (age 8, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Loren Davis (age 4, born Mitchell County, Iowa), and Lorenza Davis (age 76, widowed, born VT).

1900 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Carolus H. Davis (born March 1835, age 65, married 32 years, born Vermont, Farmer), wife Lucetta Davis (born Nov. 1844, age 55, married 32 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), son Laran G. Davis (Born Nov. 1880, age 19, born Iowa). and son Norman L. Davis (born Aug. 1888, age 11, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Osage Ward 1, Mitchell County, Iowa: Carolus H. Davis, age 75, married 1 time for 43 years, born Vermont, own income), wife Lucetta Davis (age 65, married 1 time for 43 years, born Illinois), Son Laren G. Davis (age 28, born Iowa, odd jobs).

Carolus H. Davis died Nov. 17, 1912 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow, Lucetta Davis, filed for a pension on Nov. 26, 1912 in Iowa.

Lucetta (Bailiff) Davis (born Nov. 27, 1844), died Apr. 19, 1926. She is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Children of Carolus H. Davis and Lucetta Bailiff:

  1. William Harry Davis b: 3 AUG 1868 in Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa
  2. Gertrude M. Davis b: 9 SEP 1870 in Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa
  3. Elmer Bailiff Davis b: 14 DEC 1873 in Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa
  4. Laura Belle Davis b: 8 JUN 1876 in Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa
  5. Loren Grant Davis b: 20 NOV 1880 in Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa
  6. Norman Loyd Davis b: 22 AUG 1888 in Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa

Doran, William He was born Dec. 23, 1844 in Bedford County, Virginia. He married Laura E. Tyler on Feb. 24, 1876. She was the daughter of John and Lorinda Tyler. (Note his date of birth was calculated using the date of death and his age reported in the obituary below).

1856 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Tyree Doran (age 35, born Virginia, farmer), Sarah Doran (age 24, born NY), Clarissa F. Doran (age 5, born Indiana), John Doran (age 3, born Indiana), Henyrette Doran (no age, born Iowa) and Geo. Doran (age 46, born Virginia).

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Tyree Doran (age 35, farmer, born Virginia), Sarah Doran (age 27, born NY), William Doran (age 15, born Virginia), Francis Doran (age 8, born Indiana), John Doran (age 6, born Indiana), Etta Doran (age 4, born Iowa), Joseph Doran (age 2, born Iowa) and Thomas Price (age 27, born Swopshire, England), (Note: Sarah Doran is only 12 years older than William - and there is a fairly significant age difference between William (age 15) and Francis (age 8). I would have to consider that possibly Sarah is a second wife and not the mother of William). Another possibility is that he is related in a different way. He was not on the 1856 census with them. I am pretty sure Sarah is not his mother. But Tyree may not be his father either.)

1870 Census: Martin, Rock County, Minnesota: Charles Cox (age 23, born Ind.), Lucilla Cox (age 22, born Ill), John Doran (age 22, born Ind). and William Doran (age 28, born VA).

1880 Census: Martin, Rock County, Minnesota: Wm. H. Doran (age 35, farmer, born Virginia), wife Laura Doran (age 22, born Illinois), daughter Maud Doran (age 3, born Minn.) and daughter Cate Doran (age 7/12, born Oct., born Minn.)

1885 Minnesota State Census, Beaver Creek, Rock County, Minnesota: Wm. Doran (age 39, farmer, born VA, Served as a soldier in Federal Army during rebellion), Laura E. Doran (age 27, born Ill). Maud P. Doran (age 8, born Minn.), Katie F. Doran (age 5, born Minn), and Willie T. Doran (age 2, born Minn.) They lived about 5 houses away from John Tyler (age 53, and Lorinda Tyler (age 53).

1890 Veterans Census: Beaver Creek, Rock County, Minnesota: William H. Doran, (Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, Discharged Feb. 17, 1863. Length of Service: 5 months, 25 days. Post Office Address: Beaver Creek, Minn. Disability Incurred: Rheumatism, Rupture, Chronic diarrhea. )

1900 Census: Beaver Creek, Rock County, Minnesota: William H. Doran (born Dec. 1843, age 56, married 24 years, born Virginia, Farmer), wife Laura E. Doran (born Sept. 1857, age 42, married 24 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born Illinois), son William Doran (born Sept. 1882, age 17, born Minnesota), son Lynn Doran (born Oct 1892, age 7, born Minnesota), and son Richard V. Doran (born Dec. 1897, age 2, born Minnesota).

William Doran died July 17, 1907 and is buried in Keystone Cemetery, Keystone, Pennington County, South Dakota.

Obituary
Submitted by Ellen Bishop

OLD CITIZEN DEAD

Wm. H Doran passed away Wednesday.

William H Doran, an old resident of this County pass quietly away at his home near Spokane Wednesday, July 17, 1907 at 10:30 a.m.

The deceased had been suffering from a paralytic stroke for some time and it was this that caused his death.

William H Doran was born in Bedford County, Virginia. He was married February 24, 1876 to Laura E Tyler. Six children, two girls and four boys, were born to the couple. Five of the children are now living. February 17, 1862* Mr. Doran enlisted with company K 27th Regiment of Iowa volunteers, receiving his discharge in April 1863. The last few years of his life were spent in the Black Hills, where he has taken an active part in the development of the County.

The funeral services were conducted at the Congregational Church in Keystone Friday afternoon by Rev. Wyland. It was one of the largest ever attended in Keystone.

When death called Mr. Doran was 62 years, six months and 24 days of age.

Keystone Recorder

*Note the dates of enlistment and discharge are incorrect. According to the roster, he enlisted August 22, 1862 and was discharged Feb. 17, 1863.

His widow Laura E. Doran filed for a pension on Aug. 13, 1907 in South Dakota.

1910 Census: School District 17, Custer County, South Dakota: Laura E. Doran (age 52, widowed, 6 children born, 5 still living, born Illinois, farmer), son Lynn H. Doran (age 17, born Minnesota, laborer), son Richard V. Doran (age 12, born Minnesota, laborer).

Children of William Doran and Laura E. Tyler:

  1. Maud Doran, born about 1877
  2. Cate Doran, born about 1879
  3. William Doran, born Sept. 1882
  4. Lynn Harrison Doran, born Oct. 1, 1892
  5. Richard V. Doran, born Dec. 13, 1897; died Aug. 11, 1990.

Dow, George Farnum. He was born Jan 19, 1847 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Josiah Farnum Dow (1810 - 1847) and Sarah Jewett Barker (1820-1891). He married first Harriett Libby on May 2, 1868. He married second Mary Emma Blanchard on June 1, 1872 in New Hampshire. The marriage record listed his parents as Joseph F. Dow and Sarah J. Barker. He was aged 25. The father of Mary E. Blanchard was E.V. Blanchard. She was aged 19. Clerks Jurisdiction Place was Ashland, Grafton, New Hampshire. (New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637 - 1947).

George Farnum Dow (the soldier) was the son of Josiah Farnum Dow (1810-1847) and Sarah Jewett Barker (1820-1891). George's first wife was Harriet Libby (1848-1870) - one daughter Margaret H. (1870-1918); his second wife was Mary Emma Blanchard (1852-1909) - one son George E. (1875-1958). Burial in Green Grove Cemetery (Blanchard/Dow/Drew allied family lot), Ashland, Grafton county, New Hampshire.

George F.'s father, Josiah F. died 10 May 1847, at Concord, Merrimack county, New Hampshire, when G. F. was four months old. His mother Sarah J. married secondly Dr. Reuben Morrill Poindexter (1818-????) on 6 January 1855, at Cornish, York county, Maine. The family relocated to Mitchell county, Iowa in 1856. After the War, George F. returned to the east to live in Maine and New Hampshire.

George Farnum Dow enlisted at Mitchell Township, Mitchell county, Iowa on 2 August 1862. George F. was wounded at Pleasant Hill, LA on 9 April 1864. Mustered out on 8 August 1865, at Clinton, Iowa.

Poindexter Descendants Association and The Dow Page

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Reuben N. Poindexter (age 43, physician, born Mass), Sarah Poindexter (age 44, born Mass), and George Dow (age 13, born Mass). (I suspect he was very underage when he joined the 27th Iowa).

1870 Census: Parsonsfield, York County, Maine: George F. Dow, (Age 23, born Mass), Hattie R. Dow (age 22, born Maine) Maggie Dow (age 3/12, born Maine).

1880 Census: Ashland, Grafton, New Hampshire: George F. Dow (age 33, works in Woolen Mill, born Mass), wife Emily Dow (age 27, born N.H.), daughter Margaret Dow (age 10, born ME), son George E. Dow (age 5, born N.H.).

1890 Veterans Census: Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire: George F. Dow (Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 2, 1861, discharged Aug, 8, 1865, length of service: 4 years and 6 days, Post Office Address: Ashland, Disability Incurred: Shot in left leg. Remarks: Re-enlisted veteran. (NOTE: Unless he previously enlisted in another unit before the 27th Iowa, I feel certain that the enlistment date is incorrect. The men of the 27th Iowa all enlisted Aug, 1862 or later. Normally I would not rule out service with another unit, BUT I am sure he was underage when he enlisted. If he were born in 1847 and enlisted in 1862, he would only have been 15. Plus there is no mention of another unit either in his obituary or his pension index record.

1900 Census: Ashland, Grafton, New Hampshire: George F. Dow (born Jan 1847, age 53, married 28 years, born Mass, carpenter), wife Mary E. Dow (born Dec. 1852, age 47, married 28 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New Hampshire), son George E. Dow (born June?, 1875, age 24, married 3 years, born New Hampshire), daughter-in-law Hattie Dow (born Apr. 1880, age 20, married 3 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New Hampshire), grand daughter Tressie Dow (born Oct, 1898, age 1, born New Hampshire), and mother in law Sarah Moulton (born Nov. 1814, age 85, widowed, born New Hampshire).

George F. Dow died June 21, 1907, and is buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire.

June 29,1907 - Ashland Citizen P2 - Transcribed by Bernard L Hughes - (found on Find a Grave)

George F. Dow The funeral of George F. Dow, whose death occurred at the Dow residence on Thompson Street Friday morning was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from his late residence. The Rev. Mr. Davis of Amesbury Mass., a lifelong friend of Mr. Dow, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Avery of this place were the officiating clergymen. The Masonic Lodge of Ashland, of which Mr. Dow was a member, performed their last rites over the body of their departed brother, while the members of the G.A.R., O.W. Keyes Post No. 35, Department of New Hampshire did escort duty for the body of their departed comrade. Burial was in Green Grove Cemetery. The Dow residence was unable to hold the large number who wished to attend the funeral of one of Ashland's respected citizens and Prominent G.A.R. men.

George Farnum Dow was born in Lynn, Mass., January 19, 1847, and when five years of age went with his parents to reside in Minnesota. He entered Dunlap Academy in 1860. In August 1861 he enlisted under A. J. Smith's famous regiment, the Twenty-Seventh Iowa Infantry. He was a sharp-shooter of this same regiment and took part in thirteen battles and eleven skirmishes, and was wounded five times.

On May 2, 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Harriett Libbey of Parsonsfield, Me. She died Sept. 6, 1870, leaving a daughter, Mrs. V. Rogers of Hartford, Vt. On June 1, 1872 he was married to Mary E. Blanchard of Ashland.

He had one son by this marriage, George E. Dow, a well known resident of this place. Mr. Dow was one of the best informed men of this section, having a most excellent library, and he was authority on all disputed war records.

His widow Mary E. Dow filed for a pension on June 29, 1907 in New Hampshire.

Mary Emma Blanchard died August 10, 1909. She is buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire.


Drake, William Francis (Frank) He was born Dec. 30, 1841 in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was the son of William Henry Drake (Dec. 4, 1817 - Jan. 1892) and Betsy T. Glines (Feb. 3, 1839 - Oct. 15, 1921). He married Sarah Monholland on Dec. 17, 1870. (Marriage records in Mitchell County, Iowa AND (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) both say they married Dec. 17, 1870. The biography below says they married on Dec. 30, 1873). She was the daughter of John Monholland and Lucind Burrington. Frank W. Drake's sister Sarah K. Drake married Samuel A. Carter who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. His sister Helen A. Drake married Hiram Wynn, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. His brother Henry M. Drake also served in Company F, 27th Iowa.

FRANK W. DRAKE, one of the prosperous and honored farmers of Moody county, claims, the old Granite state as the place of his nativity, since he was born in Merrimack county, New Hampshire, on the 30th of December, 1841. He is a son of W. H. and Betsy (Glines) Drake, both of whom were born and reared in New Hampshire, where the father was a prosperous farmer. In his family were eleven children, and nine of the number are still living. He died in 1892, when well advanced in years, and his wife is still living, both having been zealous and active members of the Methodist Episcopal church, while in politics he was originally a Whig and later a Republican.

In 1856, at the age of fifteen years, the subject of this sketch accompanied his parents on their removal to the state of Iowa, the family thus becoming numbered with the pioneers of that commonwealth, where he was reared to maturity under the sturdy discipline of the home farm, while his educational advantages were those afforded by the common schools. On the 16th of August, 1862, Mr. Drake tendered his services in defense of the Union, enlisting as a private in Company K, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, with which he rendered valiant and faithful service until the close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge. His command became a part of the Army of the West and he thus was an active participant in the battles of Nashville, Mobile and Pleasant Hill, besides others of importance, and also took part in the Red river campaign under General Banks.

After the close of his military service Mr. Drake returned to his home in Mitchell county, Iowa, where he continued to be actively engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1880, when he disposed of his interests there and came to Moody county, South Dakota, where he filed on homestead and timber claims and forthwith inaugurated the improvement and cultivation of the land, which had never been furrowed by the plowshare at the time he secured the property from the government. He now has a fine estate of three hundred and twenty acres, two-thirds of which are under a high state of cultivation and productivity, while the improvements are such as indicate the progressive ideas and good judgment of the owner. In addition to diversified agriculture, in the propagation of the various cereals best adapted to the soil and climate, Mr. Drake also gives not a little attention to the raising of an excellent grade of live stock. His political allegiance is given to the Republican party, and he has been called upon to fill various offices of local trust, having served for six years as justice of the peace and for twelve years as an officer of his school district.

On the 30th of December, 1873, Mr. Drake was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Monholland, who was born and reared in Wisconsin, being a daughter of John and Lucind (Burrington) Monholland. Her father was a painter by trade and vocation and was employed in this line in Wisconsin and later in California, where both he and his wife died. Mr. and Mrs. Drake have four children: Carrie is the wife of Frederick Bergstresser, of Wentworth, Lake county, this state; Jennie is the wife of Grant Dockstader, a farmer near Dell Rapids; Hilord H. has the general charge of the homestead farm; and Fair also remains beneath the parental roof, the children having been given good educational advantages.

"History of South Dakota" by Doane Robinson, Vol. II (1904), pages 1035-1036.

1856 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Drake (age 39, shoemaker, born NH), Betsy G. Drake (age 38, born NH), Angeline V. Drake (age 17), Henry M. Drake (age 16, born NH), William F. Drake (age 14, born NH), Hellen A. Drake (age 12, born NH), Everett E. Drake (age 9, born NH), Sarah K. Drake (age 7), Louis O. Drake (age 5, born NH), Mary A. Drake (age 3, born NH), and Eldridge Drake (age 1, born NH). They had been in the state of Iowa for less than a year.

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Drake (age 42, farmer, born New Hampshire), Betsy Drake (age 43, born New Hampshire), Henry Drake (age 20, farmer, born New Hampshire), Frank Drake (age 18, born New Hampshire), Helen Drake (age 16, born New Hampshire), Everett Drake (age 13, born New Hampshire), Kesiah Drake (age 11, born New Hampshire), Lewis Drake (age 8, born New Hampshire), Mary Drake (age 6, born New Hampshire), Elbridge Drake (age 4, born New Hampshire) and Charles Drake (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Osage Mitchell County, Iowa: Frank Drake (age 27, farmer, born New Hampshire). He was living with families named Buttolph and Smith.

1880 Census: Moody County, Dakota Territory: Frank W. Drake (age 38, farmer, born NH), wife Sarah L. Drake (age 32, born Ohio), daughter Carrie M. Drake (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Jennie J. Drake (age 7, born Iowa) and son William H. Drake (age 3, born Iowa).

1885 South Dakota Territorial Census: Frank W. Drake (age 44, farmer, born New Hampshire), wife Sarah Drake (age 39, born Ohio), daughter Carrie Drake (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Jennie Drake (age 11, born Iowa). son Willard Drake (age 8, born Iowa) and daughter Jessie Drake (age 6, born Dakota).

Frank W. Drake bought 154.44 acres on June 30, 1886 in Moody County, South Dakota. Land Description was State: SD, Meridian 5th PM, Twp-Range: 105N - 050W, Aliquots: E12/ NW 1/4, Section 7, Moody County. Authority was May 20, 1862, Homestead Entry, Original (12 Stat, 392).

1890 Veterans Census: Moody County, South Dakota: Frank W. Drake (Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf., enlisted Aug. 25, 1862, discharged Aug. 8, 1865, length of service: 2 years, 11 months 13 days. Current Post Office: Brant Lake, Lake Co., S.D., Disability Incurred: Rheumatism & General Disability.

1900 Census: Lynn, Moody County, South Dakota: Frank W. Drake (born Dec. 1841, age 56, married 30 years, born New Hampshire, farmer), wife Sarah L. Drake (born Sept. 1849, age 50, married 30 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Ohio), son Willard Drake (born July 1876, age 23, born Iowa) and daughter Iva B. Drake (born July 1881, age 18, born South Dakota).

1910 Census: Dell Rapids Ward 1, Minnehaha County, South Dakota: Frank W. Drake (age 68, married 1 time for 39 years, born New Hampshire, own income), wife Sarah L. Drake (age 62, married 1 time for 39 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Ohio).

1920 Census: Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, South Dakota: F. W. Drake (age 78, born New Hampshire), wife Sarah L. Drake (age 70, born Ohio).,

Frank W. Drake died Jan. 28, 1923 at Dell Rapids, South Dakota (Pension Index Record and South Dakota Death Index). He is buried in Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Lot 15, Block 10, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

His widow Sarah L. Drake filed for a pension on Feb. 17, 1923 in South Dakota.

Sarah (Monholland) Drake, died Jan. 15, 1937 and is buried in Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Lot 15, Block 10, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

This obituary was found on Find a Grave.

Death Has Called Another Pioneer

Monday afternoon, January 18th, funeral services were held for Mrs. Sarah Drake who died on January 15 after an illness since December 12, when she contracted the flu. The services were in charge of the Rev. A. Rhinerson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Chester, who conducted the services at the Hermanson Funeral chapel. Members of the Grandmother Club of Chester sang. The Dell Rapids, Relief Corps, of which of which Mrs. Drake was a charter member had a part in these last rites.

Sarah L. Monholand Drake was born near Cleveland, Ohio, January 9, 1848. When a child she moved with her parents to Madison, Wis., where she lived until she was twelve years old, when her parents died. She then made her home with an uncle and moved to Osage, Iowa, in 1865. Here she was married to Frank L. Drake. To them four children were born.

In 1879 the family moved to Dakota Territory and filed on a claim in Lynn Township which she still owned at the time of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Drake lived on their homestead until 1907 when they retired in Dell Rapids. Mr. Drake a Civil War veteran, died in 1923. Mrs. Drake gave up housekeeping in 1925 and has since lived with her daughter, Mrs. Gregg Myers, of the Colman Vicinity.

Mrs. Drake always took a keen interest in all civic affairs and like to tell of the experiences of the pioneers of this state. She was a charter member of the local Relief Corps and one of the few remaining Civil war widows of Moody County,

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Fred Bergstresser, Wentworth; Mrs. Henry Merman of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Myers; one son, Wm. H. Drake of Colman; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peter Ottoson, Peter Schmidt, Wm. Walters, Henry Myers, Oluf Oleson and Dick Richardson as pallbearers, interred this pioneer mother in her last resting place, beside her husband in the Dell Rapids Cemetery.

Dell Rapids Tribune January 21, 1937
Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD


Drake, Henry M. He was born April 4, 1840 in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire,. He was the son of William Henry Drake (Dec. 4, 1817 - Jan. 1892) and Betsy T. Glines (Feb. 3, 1839 - Oct. 15, 1921). Henry Drake married Mary L. Osborn on June 21, 1870. Note there are two different records from the Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934. One says June 21, 1870, the other says June 23, 1870. The 1870 census indicates that they married in May 1870. She was the daughter of Reuben Osborn (Feb. 25, 1815 - May 12, 1866) and Clarissa F. Sims/Syms (March 2, 1823 - Dec. 10, 1885). Henry Drake's sister Sarah K. Drake married Samuel A. Carter who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. His sister Helen A. Drake married Hiram Wynn, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. His brother Frank W. Drake also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire: William H. Drake (age 32, farmer, born New Hampshire), Betsey S. Drake (age 32, born New Hampshire), Angeline W. Drake (age 11, born New Hampshire), Henry M. Drake (age 9, born New Hampshire), Catherine F. Drake (age 8, born New Hampshire), Helen A. Drake (Age 6, born New Hampshire), Elroy E. Drake (age 3, born New Hampshire), Keziah Drake (age 1, born New Hampshire) and Solon S. Gale (age 13, born New Hampshire).

1856 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Drake (age 39, shoemaker, born NH), Betsy G. Drake (age 38, born NH), Angeline V. Drake (age 17), Henry M. Drake (age 16, born NH), William F. Drake (age 14, born NH), Hellen A. Drake (age 12, born NH), Everett E. Drake (age 9, born NH), Sarah K. Drake (age 7), Louis O. Drake (age 5, born NH), Mary A. Drake (age 3, born NH), and Eldridge Drake (age 1, born NH). They had been in the state of Iowa for less than a year.

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Drake (age 42, farmer, born New Hampshire), Betsy Drake (age 43, born New Hampshire), Henry Drake (age 20, farmer, born New Hampshire), Frank Drake (age 18, born New Hampshire), Helen Drake (age 16, born New Hampshire), Everett Drake (age 13, born New Hampshire), Kesiah Drake (age 11, born New Hampshire), Lewis Drake (age 8, born New Hampshire), Mary Drake (age 6, born New Hampshire), Elbridge Drake (age 4, born New Hampshire) and Charles Drake (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Burr Oak Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry Drake (age 30, farmer, born Iowa), Mary Drake (age 26, born Iowa). If married within the year, state the month: May. (Census was taken July 8, 1870, so they apparently married in May 1870 -- Mitchell County marriage records said June 21, 1870)..

1880 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry Drake (age 35, farming, born NH), wife Mary Drake (age 34, born Indiana), son Clifton Drake (age 4, born Iowa), visiting Ella Osborn (age 32, school teacher, born Indiana.).

1885 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry M. Drake (Township 99, Range 16, Section 31, SW. SW, age 44, farmer, born New Hampshire), Mary L. Drake (age 40, born Indiana), Clifton Drake (age 9, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa, Henry M. Drake (born Apr, 1840, age 60, married 29 years, born New Hampshire, farmer), wife Mary L. Drake (born Feb. 1845, age 55, married 29 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Indiana), son Clifton H. Drake (born Mar. 1876, age 24, born Iowa, farm laborer).

1910 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry M. Drake (age 70, married 1 time for 39 years, born New Hampshire, general farming), wife Mary L. Drake (age 65, married 1 time for 39 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born Indiana)

Henry M. Drake died Oct. 3, 1910 in Osage Twp, Mitchell, Iowa and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow Mary L. Drake filed for a pension on Nov. 14, 1910.

Mary (Osborn) Drake died Jan 14, 1928 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa


Dudley, Thomas J. He was born Oct. 24, 1839 in Paris, Edgar, Illinois (Note Roster says Vermont). He was the son of William Green Dudley (Mar. 4, 1810- Jan 17, 1870) and Lavisa Ann Ashmore (Mar. 6, 1806 - Sept. 16, 1898). He married Caroline B. Smith on Sept. 14, 1868 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of James and Clarissa Smith. His sister Mary Catherine Dudley married Eli Hutchinson, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

I found this online query:

William Dudley - Looking for data on William Dudley and Livisa Ashmore, who had following children born in Paris, Edgar Co., IL --
Robert Bennett Dudley, b. 19 Nov 1831
James Newton Dudley, b. 7 Nov 1833
William Green Dudley, Jr., b. 12 Feb 1835
Ann Elizabeth Dudley, b. 9 Jan 1837
Martha L. Dudley, b. 12 Jun 1838
Thomas J. Dudley, b. 24 Oct 1839
Martin Dudley, b. 21 Nov 1841
Milton Rice Dudley, b. 21 Nov 1841
Mary Catherine Dudley, b. 6 Nov 1843
Ranson Warden Dudley, b. 15 Aug 1845

We have information that they later moved to Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Any information on this family greatly appreciated. Harman Clark - 9 Jan 1999

Thomas J. Dudley The image for Thomas J. Dudley was found here.

1850 Census: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin: William Dudley (age 40, farmer, born Kentucky), Lavina Ann Dudley (age 45, born Kentucky), Robert Dudley (age 18, farmer, born Illinois), William Dudley (age 15, born Illinois), Ann Eliza Dudley (age 13, born Illinois), Martha Jane Dudley (age 12, born Illinois), Thomas Dudley (age 10, born Illinois), Milton Dudley (age 8, born Illinois), Mary Dudley (age 6, born Illinois) and Margaret Ashmore (age 40, born Tennessee)

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: William G. Dudley (age 50, farmer, born Kentucky), Lavisa Dudley (age 54, born Kentucky), Thomas G. Dudley (age 20, miller, born Illinois), Allen N. Dudley (age 18, miller, born Illinois), Marcy C. Dudley (age 16, born Illinois).

I found this note in a family tree: In battle, suffered a rupture in the groin charging Ft. La Russe, near Marksville on the Red River in Louisiana.

1870 Census, Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Dudley (age 35, farmer, born Ill), Thomas Dudley (age 30, invalid, born Ill.), Caroline Dudley (age 24, born New York), Fannie Dudley (age 1, born Iowa), Ellen Dudley (age 12, born Iowa), Laura Dudley (age 8, born Iowa), Louisa Dudley (age 6, born Iowa) and Levisa Dudley (age 64, born Kentucky). (Note: I did not think all the children listed belonged to Thomas and Caroline. I note that they did not marry until 1868. There are no children listed with him in 1860. Where did the 12 year old, 8 year old and 6 year old girls come from? I researched the 1860 census, looking for a 2 year old Ellen. I did not find an Ellen, but I found William G. Dudley, Jr. (age 25, born Illinois), Sarah S. Dudley (age 21) have a 2 year old daughter Lucetta. I then researched the 1880 census. I found (in South Fork, Humboldt California): William G. Dudley (age 45, born Illinois), daughter Laura L. Dudley (age 18, born Iowa) and daughter Louisa M. Dudley (age 15, born Iowa) So it appears that the older girls belong to William, not Thomas.)

California, Voter Registration, May 1, 1873 Thomas Jefferson Dudley (age 33, born Illinois, farmer, Post Office, Petrolia). Note: his brothers Milton Rice Dudley (age 31, born Illinois, Farmer) and William Green Dudley (age 38, born Illinois, farmer) were listed on the same page and also lived in Petrolia.

California, Voter Registration: July 17, 1873 Thomas Jefferson Dudley, age 33, born Illinois, farmer, Post Office, Petrolia.

Thomas J. Dudley died Apr. 5, 1877 in Petrolia, Humboldt, California. He is buried in Petrolia Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt County, California. Cause of death: Died of consumption, which was a complication of a cold he contracted while serving in the Civil War.

1880 Census: Petrolia, Humboldt County, California: Caroline Dudley (age 33, widowed, housekeeper, born NY), sister Mary Dudley (age 36, housekeeper, born NY), daughter Mary Dudley (age 9, born Iowa), son Otis Dudley (age 7, born California), daughter Carry Dudley (age 4, born California) and son Tracy S. Dudley (age 5, born California).

Compiled by Denis Paul Edeline

From "The Dudley Family of Iowa" by Denis Edeline:

Thomas J. Dudley entered the Civil War, in place of his brother Milton Rice Dudley. Thomas J. Dudley, enlisted under the name of Thomas J. Dudley at Osage, Iowa on the 26th day of December, A. D. 1863, in Company K in the 27th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the war of 1861, who while engaged in line of duty contracted a cold and was thereafter discharged for such disability and which resulted in consumption and from the effects of said disease he died.


Meroa May 6th 1869

Dear Brother

Yours of March 28th came to hand last Sunday, and today I went to Mitchell and procured a money order for fifty dollars which I enclose. The order was procured in my name.

Thos J. Dudley


Enlisted:12/26/1863

Discharged: 11/16/1864

alles in declaration filed: 8/21/1871 that he received a rupture in the right side about March 14, 1864 while making a charge...also contracted incipient consumption.....


Statement from Eli M. Hutchinson....June 1880...I was personally acquainted with Thomas J. Dudley....during all the time from the year 1856 until the time he removed from said county of Mitchell to the State of California in 1871....I was a messmate of said solider in the aforesaid service I served in his company during all the time he was in said service. he received a rupture in the groin or lower part of the bey while in said service, while making a charge on Fort La Russe, near Marksville on Red River in the State of Louisiana in the fore part of the year 1864...


Statement from Mary M. Dudley....acquainted with Thomas J. Dudley deceased...and his wife Carlie B. Dudley... that she was present at the time Carrie L. Dudley child of said parties was born and that she was born on the 5th day of August 1875 and as therefore of the age of nine years that.....(signed 4/22/1885)


Statement...May 17, 1880...from L. Squire...physician...in attendance at the birth of her child. born on second day of April 1871....

Cvil War Division...letter...9/6/1911...."evidence on file...shows that your marriage to the soldier occurred September 17, 1868.....

Teasury Dept letter...last payment to have been made at 14 per month to date of remarriage 27 December 1884 in March 1885.... .....united in marriiage by Rev. Alva Bush, Osage, Iowa..

enlisted....Thomas J. Dudley....was born in Edgar County, IL, is 24 years of age, 5 feet 11-3/4 inches high, mid complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, farmer by trade.....discharge statement November 1864


HUMBOLDT STANDARD notes (Eureka, CA)

Passenger arrivals

T.J.Dudley, wife & infant -- October 13, 1871 - THE PELICAN (ship)

NOTE: M.R. Dudley & wife were on same ship, same day

His widow Carlie B. Dudley filed for a pension on Nov. 5, 1880.

Caroline B. Dudley married James Van Curren on Dec. 2, 1884 in Ferndale, Humboldt County, California. She was aged 38. He was aged 50. (California, Marriages, 1850-1945)

A pension was filed for a minor on May 12, 1885 in California. Carlie B. Van Curen was guardian.

1900 Census: Eureka Ward 4, Humboldt County, California: Caroline Van Curen (born July 1846, age 53, widowed, 4 children born, 3 still living, born New York, Dressmaker), Sister Mary M. Dudley (born Mar. 1844, age 56, divorced, 1 child born, 0 still living, born New York), daughter Mary Van Curen (born Apr. 1871, age 29, single, born Iowa, dressmaker), Otis Van Curen (born Mar. 1873, age 27, married 0/12, born California), daughter Carrie Van Curen (born Aug. 1875, age 24, born California). (The children had Dudley written first, then crossed out and Van Curen was written in.)

Note : I would think that most likely the son Tracy S. Dudley list in 1880 belongs to Mary Dudley. In 1900 Caroline says she is the mother of 4 children with 3 still living. Between the 1870 and 1880 census I can account for 4 children: Fannie born about 1869, Mary born about 1871, Otis born about 1873 and Carrie born about 1875. from this list: Fannie is missing in 1900 and is most likely the child that died). In 1900 Mary M. Dudley said she was the mother of 1 child no longer living. That has to be Tracy S. Dudley age 5 in 1880. Update: there is a note on Find A Grave for Tracy Smith Dudley that says "Only child of Wm G. and Mary M. Dudley. He died March 4, 1894.)


Elliott, Samuel He was born July 20, 1830 in Columbiana County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of James and Ellen Elliott. He married Adelaide M. Jones on Oct. 20, 1862 in Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of A. R. and Rowena Jones

ELLIOTT, S. M.-Clerk in State Insurance company's office, was born July 20, 1830 in Columbiana County, Pennsylvania, where he resided until he was eighteen years of age, when he removed to Wisconsin, where he resided some five years. In 1858 he returned East and entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Central Railroad company as an engineer, remaining in that position until 1860, when he came to Iowa on a visit. He remained until the following year when he enlisted in Company K, Twenty-seventh Iowa infantry, as second lieutenant. He remained in the service some eighteen months. Upon account of disabilities he was compelled to resign. He then returned to Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1867, when he again came West locating in Mitchell county, this State; he lived here until 1870 when he came to Des Moines and engaged in the drug business on the East Side; in which business he remained until July 1877; from that date he has been mostly in the employ of the State Insurance Company. He was married in 1862 to Miss Adalade M. Jones of Mitchell county, this State.

The History of Polk County, Iowa; published by the Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co. 1880.

Submitted by Marion John Rice

1850 Census: Wheatfield, Indiana County, Pennsylvania: James Elliott (age 67, farmer, born Pennsylvania, Ellen Elliott (age 53, born Pennsylvania), Martha Elliott (age 30, born Pennsylvania), Sarah Elliott (age 19, born Pennsylvania), Samuel Elliott (age 17, farmer, born Pennsylvania), and Sophia Elliott (age 15, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County Iowa: S. M. Elliott (age 38, Keeps drug and grocery store, born Pennsylvania), Addie Elliott (age 27, born New York ), Alford Elliott (age 4, born Pennsylvania).

1880 Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: Samuel M. Elliott (age 43, bookkeeper, born Pennsylvania), wife Adalaide Elliott (age 35, born New York), son Alferd Elliott (age 14, born Pennsylvania), daughter Grace Elliott (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Edna Elliott (age 6, born Iowa), son Harry Elliott (age 4, born Iowa) and son Earl Elliott (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: Samuel Elliott (age 53, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Adelaide Elliott (age 39, born New York), Alford Elliott (age 18, born Pennsylvania), Grace Elliott (age 13, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Edna Elliott (age 11, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Harry Elliott (age 9, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Earle Elliott (age 6, born Mitchell County, Iowa), George Elliott (age 4, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Ruth Elliott (age 2, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Stephen Elliot (age 0, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

Samuel M. Elliott died Dec. 20, 1896 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Block 9, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

His Widow Adelaide M. Elliott filed for a pension Feb. 17, 1897 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: Walter Godfrey (born Sept. 1879, age 20, born Ireland), wife Ruth M. Godfrey (born May 1883, age 17, born Iowa) and mother-in-law Adelaide M. Elliott (born Sept. 1845, age 54, widowed, 8 children born, 7 still living, born New York).


Emmerson, Martin E. (alias Martin E. Amundson). He was born about 1840 in Norway. He was the son of Erick and Anne Bergitte Amundson.

1860 Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Erick Amundson (age 50, farmer, born Norway), Betsey Amundson (age 45, born Norway) and Martin Amundson (age 21, farmer, born Norway).

Martin E. Emerson (Amundson) died July 4, 1864, Memphis, Tenn., of chronic diarrhea

His mother Anne Bergitte Amundson filed for a pension on Jan, 8, 1881 in Iowa.


Frizell, Oliver E. He was born Mar. 6, 1831 in Vermont. He was the son of Oliver Frizell and Mary Beech/Beach. (Note: some family trees say his mother is Sophia. But she died in 1823. He was born 1831. So it is more likely he is the son of Oliver Frizell's second wife Mary Beech). Oliver E. Frizell married Lusetta Marie Hill.

1860 Census, Floyd Township, Floyd County, Iowa: Oliver E. Frizelle, (age 30, born Vermont), Lucitta M. Frizelle (age 32, born Vermont), and Uriah E. Frizelle (age 4, born I0wa).

Oliver E. Frizell died Dec. 6, 1868 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa.

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Eli T. Creelman (age 37, farmer, born Nova Scotia), Mary Creelman (age 35, born Nova Scotia), Lucetta Frazelle (age 40, born Vermont), Uriah Frazelle (age 14, born Iowa).

Lusetta / Lucitta, married 2nd Levi F. Field (ref. 1900 US census & Field Genealogy: Original Data: Pierce Frederick Cliffon, 1901)

submitted by Michael Frizell

Note: Field Genealogy: Deacon Levi Ferrin Field (Levi, Bennet, Pedijah, John, Zechariah, Zechariah, John, Richard, William, William). b. Newport, Vermont, August 5, 1827; m. 2nd, 1872 Mrs. Lusetta M. Frizelle. The earlier part of his life he worked at carpenter and joiners trade. He was married in 1850 to Emily M. Atkinson. In the year 1852 went to California; worked at mining, and was quite successful. Returned to Newport, Vermont in the fall of 1855. In the spring following went to La Crosse, Wis., bought two farms and went into the stock business; remained there until 1870; moved from there to Yankton, Dakota. His wife died there. He married again in 1871 a widow by the name of Lusetta M. Frizelle. They had no children. She had one son, Uri E. Frizelle. They crossed the plains to the Black Hills in 1876, with a stock of merchandise; opened a store in Deadwood, following mining in connection; afterward went into the stock business. Came to Billings, Montana, in 1881; engaged in the lumber business for a time, then in the stone business, which he has followed for the past fifteen years. He does not use tobacco or liquors of any kind. Is a deacon in the congregational Church. Republican in politics ever since the party started; came out from the old Whig party.

* During the winter of 1875 Custer was stationed a few miles below Yankton. There came a Dakota blizzard which demolished their tents and what little protection they had, leaving them in very destitute circumstances. At Yanton their position was surmised, and Mr. Field organized a rescue party which saved not a few scalps for Sitting Bullʼs warriors six months after. Many of the soldiers were so benumbed with cold that they were with great difficulty removed to a place of safety. This may seem a tame incident, but it is not to one who has seen a real Dakota blizzard.

Lusette M. Field filed a widow's pension on June 14, 1880.

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa (June 7, 1880): Levi F. Field (age 52, Drover, born Vermont), wife Lucella M. Field (age 50, born Vermont), daughter Sarah E. Field (age 129, born Wisconsin), Fred M. Field (age 12, born Wisconsin), Step Son Uriah E. Frizell (age 24, Drover, born Iowa). (Note I see some family trees that state that Lucella/Lusette M. Field is the mother of Sarah and Fred. It is clear from the information above, that they are the children of his first wife.)

1880 Census: Lawrence, Dakota Territory: (June 10, 1880). L. F. Field (age 53, cattle drover, born Vermont), step son Uri Frizell (age 23, cattle drover, born Iowa.). It appears that they worked together and were counted twice on the 1880 census -- my guess would be, based on the dates of the census, that Lucetta listed them on the census in Mitchell county, They were probably actually in Dakota Territory. I doubt they drove cattle there in 3 days.

1900 Census: Billings, Yellowstone, Montana: Uri E. Frizelle (born June 1857, age 43, married 15 years, born Iowa, land lord), wife Mina H. Frizelle (born Dec. 1862, age 37, married 15 years, 2 children born 2 still living, born Wisconsin), daughter Vera Frizelle (born June 1886, age 14, born Montana), son Earle Frizelle (born June 1888 age 11, born Montana), step father Levi Field (born Aug. 1827, age 72, married 29 years, born Vermont), and Mother Lusetta Field (born Sept. 1831, age 68, married 29 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Vermont).

Lusetta M. (Hill, Frizelle) Field died Dec. 16, 1901 and is buried in Mountview Cemetery, Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana.


Fritcher Peter He was born July 12, 1833 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. He was the son of John Fritcher (1806 - December 5, 1869), and Esther Webster (May 15, 1814 - February 5, 1887). He married Sarah Catherine Long in October 1860 at St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Rev. James P. and Catherine Long.

1850 Census Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania: John Fritcher (age 44, wagon maker, born New York), Esther Fritcher (age 37, born New York), Joanna Fritcher (age 19 born New York), Peter Fritcher (age 17, Shoemaker, born New York), Daniel Webster Fritcher (age 13, born New York), Edwin Fritcher (age 11, born New York), Charles Martin (age 24, Carpenter, born Pennsylvania), Julie Arnold (age 17, born Pennsylvania), Daniel Ellis (age 18, wagon maker, born Pennsylvania).

1860 Census, St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa, John Fritcher (age 53, farmer, born New York), Esther Fritcher (age 45, born New York), Peter Fritcher (age 26, farmer, born New York), Webster Fritcher (age 22, farmer, born New York), Edwin Fritcher (age 20, farmer, born New York)

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter Fretcher (age 37, farmer, born VT), no name Fretcher (age 33, born VT), Ella Fretcher (age 6, born VT).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter Fitcher (age 46, painter, born NY), wife Sarah Fitcher (age 39, born NY), daughter Lillie Bell Fitcher (age 8, born Iowa), son John W. Fitcher (age 6, born Iowa) and mother in law Catherine Long (age 64, living with daughter, born New York).

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter Fritcher (age 51, butter maker, born New York), Sarah C. Fritcher (age 44, born New York), and John W. Fritcher (age 11, born Iowa).

1900 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, Peter Fritcher (born July 1831, age 68, married 40 years, born New York), Sarah C Fritcher (born July 1846, age 59, married 40 years, three children born, two still living, born New York).

1910 Census, Rock, Mitchell County, Iowa, John Fritcher (age 37, farmer, born Iowa), father Peter Fritcher (age 77, married one time for 50 years, born New York), mother Sarah Fritcher (age 70, married one time for 50 years, three children born, two still living, born New York), daughter Luella Fritcher (age 15, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census, Rock, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter Fritcher (age 83, County Mitchell, P. O. Osage, Township Rock. married, Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education: Common 9, College 3, can read and write, birth place: New York, owns own home or farm. Value of home or farm: 2000. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company K, Church Affiliation: Methodist, father's birthplace: New York, Mother's birthplace: New York, In Iowa 66 years.

1920 Census, Grand Forks Ward 3, Grand Forks County, North Dakota: Mrs. R. A. Sprag (age 50, widowed, born Iowa), father Peter Fritcher (age 88 born New York), mother Sarah Fritcher (age 78, born New York)

Peter Fritcher died Nov. 2, 1920 at Grand Forks, North Dakota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow Sarah C. Fritcher filed for a pension on Dec. 6, 1920.

Sarah Fritcher died Oct 13, 1921 (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card) and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Gilbert, John He was born June 18, 1838 in Herkimer County, New York. He married Emmeline Marandi Livermore on Dec. 25, 1859 in Fall Creek Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Rufus Livermore (Nov. 29, 1800 - Mar. 11, 1881) and Lucinda A. Kenyon (May 13, 1825 - Aug. 14, 1873).

1870 Census: Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan: John Gelbert (age 36, farmer, born New York), Emiline Gelbert (age 34, born New York), Arthur Gelbert (age 9, born Wisconsin), Charles Gelbert (age 5, born Wisconsin), Anna Gelbert (age 3, born Iowa), John Gelbert (age 1/12, born Michigan).

1880 Census: Bridge Creek, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: John Gilbert (age 40, farmer, born New York), wife Emma Gilbert (age 38, born New York), son Arthur Gilbert (age 19, laborer in Mill, born Wisconsin), son Adebert Gilbert (age 10, born Michigan), daughter Francis Gilbert (age 8, born Michigan), son John Gilbert (age 6, born Michigan) and daughter Ida Gilbert (age 3, born Michigan).

1890 Veterans Census: Bridge Creek, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: John Gilbert (Private, Co. K, 27th Iowa Inf. enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, discharged August 22, 1865. Length of Service 3 years, 0 months, 0 days. Post Office Address: Augusta, Wisconsin. Disability Incurred: Piles.)

1900 Census: Bridge Creek, Eau Claire, Wisconsin: John Gilbert (born June 1846, age 53, married 41 years, born New York, farmer)., Emmeline Gilbert (born Feb. 1842, age 548, married 42 years, 10 children born, 5 still living, born New York), son Walter Gilbert (born Oct. 1882, age 17, born Wisconsin). (Note: John's year of birth and age has to be an error)

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Bridge Creek, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: John Gilbert (age 68, married born New York), wife Emily Gilbert (age 65, born New York) and brother in law Lib Livermore (age 47, divorced, born Wisconsin).

John Gilbert died Apr. 29, 1907 and is buried in Augusta East Cemetery, Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

Civil War Veterans Buried in East Lawn Cemetery Augusta Tri-County News, Augusta, Eau Claire Co., WI Dated 13 May 1907. John Gilbert, Co K, 27th Iowa.

His widow Marandy E. Gilbert filed for a pension on May 17, 1907 in Wisconsin.

Children of John Gilbert and Emmeline Marandi Livermore:

  1. Arthur Gilbert, b. 06 Jan 1860, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. , Wisconsin, d. date unknown, in sawmill accident.
  2. Charles Wright Gilbert, b. 18 Sep 1862, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. , Wisconsin, d. date unknown, in sawmill accident.
  3. Ellen Gilbert, b. 1865, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin, d. 1870, At age of 5 years.
  4. Francis LeRoy Gilbert, b. 10 Jul 1872, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. , Wisconsin, d. Jan 1953.
  5. John Oline Gilbert, b. 01 Jan 1874, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. , Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
  6. William Adelbert Gilbert, b. 10 Jun 1870, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. , Wisconsin, d. 18 Aug 1955.
  7. Ida Mae Gilbert, b. 13 Mar 1877, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. , Wisconsin, d. date unknown.
  8. Walter Rufus Gilbert, b. 10 Oct 1881, Fairchild, Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin, d. 15 Nov 1952, Altoona, Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin.

Note: Two of their sons were killed in the sawmill which John owned. One fell into a saw and the other died when the mill burned down. That must have been Arthur and Charles.

Also note: two children listed on the 1870 census are not on this list: Anna Gilbert, born about 1867, and John Gilbert born about 1870. On the 1900 census she said she was the mother of 10 children with 8 still living. These two children would make 10. Family tree information states that they had 15 children, but only 8 survived. I'm not sure which is correct.


Granger, Charles Trumbull He was born Oct. 9, 1835 in Monroe County, New York. He was the son of Trumbull Granger and Sally Dibble. He married first Sarah H. Warner on Oct. 16, 1854. She was the daughter of Samuel Warner. He married Anna Maxwell on April 15, 1868. His sister Elizabeth Granger married Asa Bradway, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. Charles' brother Theodore Granger also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

There was some really confusing information within the biographies for Charles T. Granger and also in the online family trees. Gerald Von Kamrath submitted this information showing the children of Trumbull Granger.

Trumbull Granger, born on 16 December 1799, at Phelps in Ontario County, New York and died on 14 March 1870, at Hartland in Huron County, Ohio. Trumbull who often appears in records as "Trumble Granger" was a farmer all his life. He resided at Lyons in Wayne County, New York; he was later at Hartland in Huron County, Ohio; briefly in St. Clair County, Michigan; then at Richland in McHenry County, Illinois; until finally settling at Ludlow in Allamakee County, Iowa in 1854.

During the period of the Mexican-American War (1846-1847) Trumbull was elected captain of his community’s Illinois militia company, but this unit never left the state for Mexico.

He married on 2 May 1820, at Marbletown in Ulster County, New York Sally Dibble born on 31 July 1795 at Simsbury in Hartford County, Connecticut and died on 21 December 1845, at Hartland in Huron County, Ohio. (Note: Sally Dibble was a cousin of Trumbull Granger. She was the daughter of his Great Aunt Lydia [née Granger] Dibble. Sally’s sister named for Lydia married Trumbull’s brother Oliver Granger (1794-1841).

Trumbull Granger and Sally Dibble had the following children:

  1. Clarissa Granger, born on 12 April 1822, at Lyons in Wayne County, New York.
  2. Andrew Granger, born on 31 December 1829, at Lyons in Wayne County, New York and died on 14 August 1853.
  3. William Granger, born on 1 October 1831, at Lyons in Wayne County, New York and died on 18 April 1855.
  4. Charles Trumbull Granger, born on 9 October 1835, in Monroe County, New York. He grew up in Huron County, Ohio in the care of a brother-in-law after his mother’s untimely death. He died on 26 October 1915, at Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California and his body was taken by train back to Iowa and was buried next to his second wife and their daughter in Oakland Cemetery at Waukon in Allamakee County, Iowa. He married twice. He married first on 16 October 1854, Sarah H. Warner, born on 2 March 1835, and died on 2 January 1862, at Mitchell, Iowa. This union was childless. After his return from military service during the Civil War Charles married again on 17 April 1868, Anna Maxwell, who died on 17 August 1890. She is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, Iowa. This second union produced two children.
  5. Elizabeth Granger, born on 23 June 1837, in Michigan and died on 17 June 1906, at Eugene in Lane County, Oregon.
  6. Charlotte A. Granger, born on 29 March 1839, at Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and died on 24 February 1930, at Eugene in Lane County, Oregon.
  7. Theodore C. Granger, born in March 1841, in Huron County, Ohio and died on 28 November 1918.
  8. Morris C. Granger, born in 1842, in McHenry County, Illinois.

After the death of his first wife in 1845, Trumbull Granger later married Maria “Mary” A. Demeaux, born on 20 November 1811, in eastern Canada and died on 12 February 1901, at Eugene in Lane County, Oregon. They had a son:

  1. Lyman Wallace Granger, born in 1849, in McHenry County, Illinois and died on 24 August 1932, at Modesto in Stanislaus County, California. He is buried in the Acacia Memorial Park at Modesto, California.

Charles T. Granger Contributed by Judge John Bauercamper,

CHARLES TRUMBULL GRANGER served as captain of Company K of the 27th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Granger was born October 9, 1835 in Monroe County, New York, the youngest of eight children born to Trumbell and Sally (Dibble) Granger. Granger died October 26, 1915 at Long Beach, California at 80 years of age. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa in November 1915.

In 1837 the Granger family removed to Ohio, where a few years later his mother died. His educational opportunities were limited. He moved to Illinois in 1848, where young Granger helped his family farm and attended school briefly at the Waukegan Academy.

In 1854 Granger was married to Miss Sarah H. Warner, who was born in 1835. They moved to Allamakee County, Iowa, and the following winter he taught school on the Yellow River in Franklin Township. The next winter he formed a partnership with Mr. Gilson, for the purpose of erecting a sawmill near the present site of the Forest Mills, but before the mill was completed he sold his interest to his partner. After selling his interest in the sawmill, he returned to Illinois in August 1855 and again attended Waukegan Academy for several months. Granger then returned to farming for several years. While farming he also began the study of law, which he pursued by borrowing books from lawyers in a nearby town.

In March 1860 he returned to Allamakee County, Iowa, read the law in the office of Hatch & Wilber in Waukon, and was admitted to the Iowa bar later that same year. Granger then moved to Mitchell County, Iowa and returned to teaching because there was little law business at that time. In 1861 he was elected county superintendent of schools in Mitchell County. In June 1862 his wife Sarah died and was buried in the Osage City Cemetery.

In August 1862 Granger resigned his position as county superintendent and enlisted in Company K of the 27th Iowa Infantry, which included men from both Mitchell and Allamakee Counties. He was chosen captain and served as such until mustered out of service August 8, 1865. His regiment served in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee during the war.

Granger was very popular with his command, and his legal training caused him to be called upon frequently to serve as a judge advocate.

After being discharged from the army, Granger went back to Mitchell County. A few months later, he accepted an offer from Leander O. Hatch and returned to Waukon, where he became a member of the law firm of Hatch & Granger effective January 1, 1866.

On April 15, 1868 he married Anna Maxwell, who was born in 1837. She was a charter member and officer of John J. Stillman Post #123 of the W.R.C., which was organized at Waukon on August 7, 1884. Anna died March 17, 1890. They had two children: Ula A. Granger, who was born in 1870 and died May 14, 1891; and Rollo S. Granger, who was born in 1874 and died December 12, 1920. Anna, Ula and Rollo are all buried at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Granger was appointed District Attorney for the 10th Judicial District Iowa effective January l, 1869 to fill a vacancy, was elected to that office in the fall of 1870, and remained in the position until the fall of 1872 when he was elected Judge of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial District. He continued as Circuit Judge until 1886 when that position was abolished, and was then elected District Judge of the 13th Judicial District.

In 1888 he was elected to a six-year term as a Judge of the Iowa Supreme Court, was reelected to that court for another six-year term in 1894, and retired on December 31, 1900. During his last two years on the Supreme Court he served as Chief Justice. Judge Granger wrote the famous meteorite decision of the Iowa Supreme Court reported at 86 Iowa 71.

Judge Granger was also active in Masonic organizations for many years. He was made a mason in Antioch Lodge, Antioch, Illinois in 1860 and affiliated with Waukon Lodge No. 154 in 1866. In 1884 and 1885 Judge Granger was elected Grand Master of Masons in Iowa.

The November 10, 1915 issue of The Waukon Democrat provided a detailed account of Judge Granger's funeral and observed that it was "probably the most impressive event that ever took place in Waukon." The body laid in state in the vestibule of the Barthell Opera House and was viewed by large numbers of old neighbors and friends. Speakers at the service included the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, the Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, local ministers and many others. A large contingent of Masonic and veterans organizations participated in the funeral procession.

The author of Hancock's History of Allamakee County, Iowa (1913), observed at page 174 of volume I:

"From the beginning of his public service Judge Granger's familiarity with legal principles, his common sense in their application to the case in hand, and his clear, fair, and convincing style of argument, attracted at once the attention of the bar and the people, and their judgment of his qualifications proved correct. As a judge the language of his decisions was always simple, clear and vigorous. The decisions themselves were models of clearness, and always unquestionably in harmony with a keen sense of justice."

Hon. CHARLES TRUMBULL GRANGER, one of the most eminent jurists of Iowa, now serving as Judge of the Supreme Court of the State, has risen to his exalted position solely through his own merit. Cultivating the abilities with which nature endowed him and adding to these by deep and earnest study, he is the possessor of an analytical mind, keen perception and sound judgment which well fit him for the position which he is now so acceptably filling.

Judge Granger was born in Monroe county, New York, not far from the city of Rochester, October 9, 1835, being a son of Trumbull and Sallie (Dibble) Granger, both of whom were natives of Connecticut and early residents of the Empire State. Their family numbered eight children, five sons and three daughters, but the Judge - the youngest of the family - is the only one now living. He lost his mother when he was quite young. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and was unselfishly devoted to the interest and welfare of her family. Trumbull Granger served as Captain of the State militia at an early day, and by occupation was a farmer. He removed to Ohio, thence to Illinois, and in 1854 came to Iowa, locating in Allamakee county, where he carried on agricultural pursuits. He died while visiting a daughter in Ohio, in 1869, at the age of sixty-nine years. He was trice married, his second union being with Mrs. Mary Young, by whom he had nine children, five yet living, namely: Elizabeth, widow of Asa Bradway; Charlotte, wife of Stephen Meriau; Theodore, Maurice and Wallace. The Granger family is of English origin and the grandfather of the Judge, Pearce Granger, was a native of Connecticut. By occupation he was a farmer and also engaged in the work of the ministry as a preacher of the Methodist Church. He lived to an advanced age and reared a large family. The maternal grandfather died in New York.

Although an Eastern man by birth, Judge Granger has spent the greater part of his life in the West. He was reared in Ohio and Illinois, and acquired his education in the public schools of those States, completing his literary course in the seminary of Waukegan, Illinois. Like many men who have become prominent in professional circles, his childhood and youth were passed on the farm amid quiet and uneventful scenes, but that early training undoubtedly did much to develop his stability of character and self-reliance. He came to Iowa in 1854, but the following year returned to Illinois and subsequently finished his education as before stated. Attracted toward the legal profession, he began reading law while on the farm near Antioch. In the spring of 1860 he again came to the Hawkeye State, continuing his legal studies, which were only interrupted by a season of school-teaching in the winter in order that he might have the funds necessary for his expenses.

In October, 1860, Mr. Granger was admitted to the bar and then went to Mitchell county, Iowa, where he engaged in teaching until 1862. The Civil war was now in progress, and not content to remain quietly at home while his country needed the service of all her loyal sons, he joined Company K, of the Twenty-Seventh Iowa Infantry, and was commissioned its Captain. Going to the front he entered into active duty, and during the next three years participated in the many important engagements, including the capture of Little Rock, the campaign under Sherman to Meridian, the Red River campaign under General Banks, and the battles of Yellow Bayou, Tupelo, Nashville and Mobile. His courage and fearlessness on the field of battle did much to inspire his men, and commander and company made a creditable military record. Upon the close of the war Captain Granger returned to Waukon, Iowa, which has since been his home, and at once entered upon the practice of law.

In 1855 was celebrated the marriage of Judge Granger and Miss Sarah J. Warner, daughter of Samuel Warner. She died in 1862, just before he entered the army, and in 1868 he married Miss Anna Maxwell, whose death occurred in 1890. They had two children - Ula A., who died in 1891, at the age of twenty-one, and Rollo S., who is living with his father.

The Judge has for several years been prominently identified with the Masonic order. He is a member of Waukon Lodge, No. 154, A. F. & A. M., of Waukon, in which he held the office of Worshipful Master for a number of years. He is also a member of Markavell Chapter, R. A. M., of Waukon, and Beausent Commandery, K. T., of Decorah, Iowa. In 1880 he entered the Grand Lodge of the State of Iowa, and in the years 1884 and 1885 served as Grand Master of that honorable body, and is now serving his second term, of six years, as one of the three custodians of the order in the State of Iowa.

He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, belonging to John J. Stillman Post, of Waukon. In politics he is a stalwart Republican, having supported that party since its organization, and frequently has been honored with election to public office. For four years he served as District Attorney, was on the circuit bench of the State for fourteen years, or until the office was abolished, and then he was elected District Judge and served two years. In 1888 he was elected to the office of Supreme Judge of the State, and has now entered upon the first year of his second term, each term covering a period of six years. He has been continuously upon the bench since January 1, 1873, and no higher testimonial of his efficient public service could be given than his long continuance in office. His fine legal mind and thorough knowledge of the law well fit him for the position. The language of his decisions is always plain, simple and clear, vigorous and decided. The decisions themselves are models of perspicuity and judicial soundness. He started out to make his own way in the world with no capital, and with a laudable ambition he has grasped eagerly every opportunity of raising himself to the high standard which he set up, and, by his resolute purpose and commendable diligence he has attained the goal of his hopes.

A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896

Submitted by Dick Barton

Charles T. Granger

Honorable Charles T. Granger, Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Iowa, was born in Monroe County, New York, October 9, 1835. He removed with his parents to Ohio when he was a small child, and was brought up near Cleveland and in that city 'till age of thirteen. He then removed to McHenry County, Illinois, where he remained 'till twenty years of age, and was there married to Miss Sarah H. Warner, of Antioch, Illinois. In November, 1854, he came to Allamakee County, and taught school that winter, returning to Lake County, Illinois, in August, 1855. He remained there, attending school, teaching, and reading law as he had opportunity, 'till 1860. In March, 1860, he returned to Waukon, and he entered the law office of Hatch & Wilbur; and in October, 1860, was admitted to practice under Judge E.H. Williams, District Judge. From October, 1860, to October, 1865, he resided in Mitchell County, Iowa, two years of which he was engaged in teaching, and was elected County Superintendent of Schools. Mrs. Granger died in Mitchell County, on the 2d day of June, 1862. Mr. Granger aided in recruiting a company of volunteers, of which he was chosen captain. The company was organized as Company K, 27th Iowa Infantry; Captain Granger served 'till the close of the war, doing good and faithful service to his country. On the 17th of November, 1865, he entered into partnership in the practice of law with his former preceptor, Hon. L.O. Hatch, at Waukon, and continued three years, during which time Mr. Hatch was elected District Attorney for the Tenth Judicial district, and served two years, resigning on the first day of January, 1869, when Judge Granger was appointed by Governor Merrill in his stead; served out the appointment; was then elected for one year, and re-elected for the full term of four years, without opposition, in 1872. In the Fall of 1874 he was the nominee of the Republican party for Congress, but was beaten by 59 votes. He was married to his second wife (formerly Miss Anna Maxwell, of Waukon) on the 15th of April 1868, and by this marriage has two children.

- source: A.T. Andreas, Illustrated Atlas, State of Iowa, 1875
- transcribed by S. Ferrall

1850 Census: Richmond, McHenry, Illinois: Trumble Granger (age 50, farmer, born Conn.), Mary Granger (age 39, born Canada), Andrew Granger (age 20, born NY), Elizabeth Granger (age 13, born Mich), Charles Granger (age 15, born NY), Wm. Granger (age 18, born NY), Charlotte Granger (age 11, born Ohio), Theodore Granger (age 9, born Ohio), Morris Granger (age 7, born Ill), Wallace Granger (age 1, born Ill.), Susan Granger (age 20, born Penn.), Hannah Williams (age 55), John Stant (age 19,), Joseph Sadar (age 14) and Dighton Granger (age 7, born Illinois).

1860 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Luther Clark (age 46), Cordelia Clark (age 38), D. Clark (age 12), Cornelia Adams (age 16), and Charles Granger (age 26, student, born New York).

Sarah J. (Warner) Granger (born April 2, 1835) died June 2, 1862.

1870 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: C. T. Granger (age 35, lawyer, born New York), Annie Granger (age 35, born Indiana), Eula Granger (age 6/12, born Iowa) Mary Granger (age 57, born Canada) and Mary Oleson (domestic servant, age 30, born Norway).

1880 Census, Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Granger (age 43, circuit Judge, born New York), wife Annie Granger (age 42, born Indiana), daughter Eulah Granger (age 10, born Iowa), son Rollo Granger (age 5, born Iowa), servant Maggie Donovan (age 24, born Illinois).

1885 Iowa State Census: Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Granger (Block 10, Age 49, Circuit Judge, born New York), Anna J. Granger (age 47, born Indiana), Ula Granger (age 15, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Rollo Granger (age 10, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: William McMillan (age 37), Nettie A. McMillen (age 25), Glen A. McMillen (age 4), Corene McMillen (age 0), Charles T. Granger (age 59, born New York, Judge of District Court, Church Affiliation: Pres. Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Company K, 27 Iowa. Capt. Inft.), Rollo Granger (age 20, born Iowa).

Submitted by George Mills, great grandson of Charles Sweney

State of Iowa,
Supreme Court.

Des Moines, Ia. Feby. 9th.,1898

My Dear Charley:--

I am in receipt of an invitation to attend a Reunion of Co. K. at your home Friday evening, next. I do so much want to be present that I think, but for being in a term of court, I should certainly do so.

What occasion could be more interesting to me? At the very outset, as it were, of my manhood, Company K: conferred upon me an honor, and a responsibility without an equal in my experience. Excepting about three years, since we separated in the fall of 1865, I have been constantly before the public in an official way, but I do not recur to any task, trust or relationship with the same appreciation or gratitude that I do to my relation to the boys of Co. K. War, alone, can furnish the opportunities and emergencies that brush away disguises and make men appear to each other as they really are. It is an experience that makes strong likes and dislikes, friends or foes, of those who remain long in close contact. I have in mind the day we met in Mitchell to organize the Company, more than thirty-five years ago, when almost a hundred of the men and boys of Mitchell County came from their homes, fields, shops, farms, and schools, then stalwart and brave, to be soldiers. I also have in mind three years later at Clinton, when, just as brave, but with depleted ranks and less stalwart forms, we formed for the last time, that line, shortened because of absent ones, from causes that we need not mention, to say good bye and to return to home and friends.

No pen can present a complete record of the intervening time. It is history unwritten and to be forgotten, except as to general features, and it is likely best that it should be so. It was then, and it is now, my especial pride, that out of that death-dealing mission, with its destructive and demoralizing tendencies, the members of our company came with honor, as to character, and a record unexcelled for devotion to the work before them. It is also my pride that since our return they have, with like devotion, applied themselves to civil pursuits, and taken noble rank in the making of homes, where wives, mothers, and children abide with that loving devotion, that brave men always esteem, and in the enjoyment of rights and privileges preserved through their devotion to home and country.

Convey to those present my sincere good wishes, and my regrets at not being able to be with them. And also express my hope for their continual happiness and prosperity. In a signal sense, they are, though whitening with age, still “my boys”, and thus to the end will they be known.

My sincere regards to all your family,

Sincerely your Comrade

/s/ C.T. Granger

JUDGE GRANGER WILL RETIRE

Honorable Charles T Granger, for 12 years a judge of the Iowa Supreme Court, authorizes the announcement to be made that he will not be a candidate for nomination for a third term. Judge Granger is 64 years of age; was 16 years District Judge, four years district attorney and 12 year supreme judge, making 32 years service in the judicial department. Judge Granger's been suffering lately, but under skillful treatment his health is restored. He feels, however, that he has served the public long enough, worked hard enough, and is now entitled to take it a little easier for the balance of his life. His only son is in the successful practice of law at Knoxville, but it is likely that the judge will continue to make Waukon his legal place of residence, though considerable of his time after the expiration of his term may be passed in Des Moines or in travel.

Judge Granger authorizes the announcement this early in the last year of his service in order that candidates for the place may have ample notice.

He feels deeply grateful to the people of Iowa, his old judicial district for their devotion to his cause through an entire generation. He leaves public life cheerfully and lays down the burden with as much pleasure as he took it up.

The people of the state will long remember his faithful service. He began his service for the public as a captain of volunteers in the Twenty-seventh Iowa and has been true to his trust from that time to the present. All who now know him regard him as a true man; a man who can be trusted. He has honored the state that has honored him, and the people of Iowa will hope that he may live long in the enjoyment of his well-earned leisure.

The judge will be subject to many congratulations. For he has selected his own time to quit. His work on the bench has always been well and promptly done and he has aided in giving our Supreme Court the high standing which the court enjoys throughout the states of the union. It is well-known that the Iowa reports are sought after, quoted from, and relied upon as precedents in all states. This is true because the people of Iowa have kept such men as Charles T Granger on the bench.

It is anticipated in recognition of the spirit of the times Judge Granger's successor will be a man under 50 years of age.

The Daily Iowa Capital, Friday, January 5, 1900

Long in Public Life

Judge Charles T Granger, who retires from the supreme bench this coming month, has served the state of Iowa longer continuously than any other man in public life. He had begun to practice law when the war broke out, and enlisted in Company K, 27th Iowa Infantry, being elected captain. At the end of the war, he returned to Iowa and served a term as County Superintendent of schools of Mitchell County. In 1869 he was elected district attorney, holding that office until he was elected circuit judge in 1873. At the expiration of his term in that office he was in 1877 elected District Judge, holding that office until the end of the year 1888, when he became supreme judge, which office he has held until he voluntarily relinquished it that he might retire. For a year or two his health has been very poor, although recently it has improved. He sat with the court during its recent sitting and wrote a number of opinions. He is one of the most universally beloved men who ever held an office in the state house. Everyone regrets to see him go.

Sumner Gazette, January 3, 1901

1910 Census, Eureka Springs Ward 1, Carroll County, Arkansas: Rollo S. Granger (age 35, married 1 time for 8 years, born Iowa), wife Helen R. Granger (age 28, married 1 time for 8 years, 0 children born, born Iowa), father Charles T. Granger (age 74, widowed, born New York).

Charles T. Granger died Oct. 26, 1915 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery - Main, Lot 426, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

JUDGE GRANGER HAD A BUSY LIFE

Death Causes Sorrow in Allamakee County. Had Been Resident of Allamakee County since 1880

Waukon, October 29 – Judge C. T. Granger died at Palm Beach, Florida, after an illness extending over a period of several months.

Charles Trumbull Granger was born in Monroe County, New York, in 1835. In 1837 the family moved to Ohio and in 1848 they went to Illinois. In 1854 he was married to Miss Sarah H. Warner and came to Allamakee County where the following winter he taught school. In 1860 after a two years residence in Illinois he came to Allamakee County and entered the law office of Hatch and Wilbur and was shortly afterwards admitted to the bar.

His wife died in June, 1862, and in August 1862 Judge Granger enlisted in company K 27th Iowa and was mustered out in August 1865. Returning to Waukon he was a member of the law firm of Hatch and Granger. In 1869 he was appointed district attorney and in 1872 Judge of the Circuit Court, later serving for a series of years on the supreme bench as associate judge and also as Chief Justice. In 1868 he was married to Miss Anna Maxwell. Judge Granger was prominent in Masonic circles and was Grand Master of Masons in Iowa in 1884 – 1885 and also held other offices. One son, Rollo T. survives. The funeral will be held here.

Oelwein Daily Register October 29, 1915

Note: Everything else I found said he died at Long Beach, California.

Funeral of Judge Granger

Waukon Lodge number 154, A. F. & A. M. are busy completing arrangements for the funeral of the late Judge Charles Trumbull Granger. The services, in charge of Masters of the Iowa Grand Lodge and officers will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from Barthall opera house..

Hundreds of Masons from all over Iowa will attend the funeral. Here in Waukon where Judge Granger spent his early youth and manhood, the news of his death is a great shock for he was always loyal to Allamakee County and ever interested in her people.

Cedar Rapids Republican, Sunday, October 31, 1915

THE LATE JUDGE GRANGER AND HIS HONORABLE CAREER

Dubuque Telegraph–Herald: The dispatches the past week announced the death at Long Beach, California, of Judge Charles Trumbull Granger former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Iowa, at the age of 80 years. A cold contracted 10 days before his death while playing croquet was the immediate cause of death. Interment will be at his old home at Waukon, Iowa.

Judge Granger was a native of New York State, but was raised on a farm near Waukegan, Illinois. He moved to Allamakee County, Iowa in 1854 and became a schoolteacher and law student. In 1860 he was admitted to the bar at Mitchell, Iowa, and in 1862 he entered the war as Captain of Company K, 27th Iowa Volunteers. Upon retiring after a military service of three years he engaged in the practice of law at Waukon. He was elected district attorney in 1869 and District Judge in 1872 and remained a member of the judiciary until his retirement from the supreme bench in 1900. He was prominent in the Masonic fraternity, having served as Grand Master of Iowa Masons.

The most notable political contest in which Judge Granger engaged as a principal occurred in 1874 when he was the Republican candidate for Congress in the Third District which then embraced northeastern Iowa. The fight over the nomination reopened a factional quarrell in the Republican Party in Dubuque with the result that Judge Granger lost the election to his Democratic opponent, the Honorable Lucian L. Ainsworth, of West Union. Mr. Ainsworth was a lawyer of liberal education and good ability. A native of New York, and four years the senior of Judge Granger, he had served as captain in the Sixth Iowa Calvary, as Senator from Lafayette – Bremer district and as a member of the Iowa House, but one term in Congress fully satisfied his ambition in that direction and he was not a candidate for re-election. He returned to the practice of law in West Union and died in 1902. Judge Granger meanwhile continued in the uninterrupted discharge of his judicial duties. He leaves a credible and honorable record as a member of the Iowa judiciary for more than a quarter century.

Oelwein Daily Register, November 1, 1915

Finds Old Confection

Miss Anna Stilwell of Lansing, Allamakee County, owns a pair cakes which were claimed to have been baked in 1888. During her spring cleaning Miss Stilwell discovered a tin pail in the attic which had been left there by Judge C. T. Granger, who had lived in the Stilwell house prior to his death. Mr. Granger had been a captain in the Civil War, commanding the 27th Iowa Infantry. In 1888 his company had held a reunion at Waukon, Allamakee County. During the reunion two cakes were baked, placed in the pail and the pail tightly sealed, not be reopened until the next time the company held a reunion. Another gathering of the organization was never held and the pail remained in Mr. Granger's attic. When the pail was opened by Miss Stilwell, it was found the cakes were in an excellent state of preservation after 45 years.

Laurens, Sunday, July 6, 1933

Children of Charles T. Granger and Anna Maxwell:

  1. Ula Granger, born on 5 December 1869, and died on 14 September 1891. She is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, Iowa.
  2. Rollo S. Granger, born on 20 November 1874, and died December 12, 1920. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, Iowa.

Granger, Theodore C. He was born March 1841 in Ohio. He was the son of Trumbull Granger and Sally Dibble. He married Adelia Burnham. She was the daughter of Robert Tainter Burnham and Matilda Catherine Wright. His sister Elizabeth Granger married Asa Bradway, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. His brother Charles T. Granger also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

Theodore C. Granger, born in March 1841, in Ohio. He was the son of Trumbull Granger (the brother of Jedidiah's father, Lyman Granger) and his first wife, Sally Dibble. Theodore was sent to live with relatives to be raised after the death of his mother in 1845, but after his father remarried, he appears in records at age 9 living on his father's farm at Richmond in McHenry County, Illinois. According to the 1856 Iowa State and 1860 Federal Censuses, Theodore was living with his father and step-mother, Mary, on their farm at Ludlow in Allamakee County, Iowa. On 9 August 1862, at age 21, after his older brother, Charles, and younger brother, Morris, had joined up, Theodore enlisted in Company K of the 27th Iowa Infantry. The same company as commanded by his older brother, Charles. He served throughout the Civil War with the regiment and was discharged as a corporal on 15 May 1865, at St. Louis, Missouri. In 1866, he married his wife, Adelia. They moved to Dover in Fayette County, Iowa where he found work as a farmer laborer and later owned a grist mill. By 1900, they had moved to Plankinton in Aurora County, South Dakota where he owned a hotel. In 1913, Theodore moved into the Old Soldiers Home at Hot Springs in Fall River County, South Dakota. He died on 28 November 1918.

Submitted by Gerald W. von Kamrath
and Sandra Holman Goldstein

1856 Iowa State Census: Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: Trumble Granger (age 50, born Conn., farmer), Mary Granger (age 44, born Canada), Theodore Granger (age 15, born Ohio), Morris C. Granger (age 13, born Ill), Liman W. Granger (age 6, born Ill), Asa Bradway (age 28, born NY, farmer), Elizabeth Bradway (age 18, born Michigan). Chas R. Morgan (age 18, born NY, and John Willey (age 25, born Switzerland).

1860 Census: Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: Trumble Granger (age 60, farmer, born CT0, Mary Granger (age 48, born Canada), Theodore Granger (age 19, farmer, born Ohio), Morris Granger (age 17, farmer, born Ill.), Wallis Granger (age 10, born Illinois) and Sarah Granger (age 25, housekeeper, born New York.

1870 Census: Dover, Fayette County, Iowa: T.C. Granger (age 30, farm laborer, born Ohio), Adelia Granger (age 28, born Ohio), Henry Granger (age 3, born Iowa.) R. T. Burnham (age 50), Mahala Burnham (age 51), George Burnham (age 20), Olive Burnham (age 18), John Burnham (age 16) and Libbie Burnham (age 9), lived next door. On the other side was Harry Stroud (age 30), Mary E. Stroud (age 29) and 5 children

1880 Census, Dover, Fayette County, Iowa: Roger T. Burnham, (age 60, Mill Proprietor, born Ohio), wife Matilda Burnham (age 61, born Maryland), daughter Libby M. Burnham (age 18, born Iowa), grandchild Albert Strud (age 12, born Iowa), grandchild Ella M. Stroud (age 5, born Iowa), Theodore C. Granger (age 38, mill proprietor, born Ohio), wife Adelia (age 37, born Ohio) and son Henry Granger (age 13, born Iowa. (Note: It looked like they were in the same household as her parents. There was no dwelling number between them and the Burnhams.

1890 Veterans Census: Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota: Theodore C. Granger, Corpl, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug 9, 1862. Discharged May 15, 1865. Served 2 years, 9 months, 6 days. Post Office Address: Plankinton, South Dakota. Disability Incurred: Chronic Diarrhea.

1900 Census, Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota: T. C. Granger (born Mch. 1841, age 59, married 34 years, born Ohio), wife Adelia Granger (born Sept. 1842, married 34 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Ohio), and mother-in-law M. Burnham (born Mar. 1819, age 81, widowed, 9 children born, 5 still living, born Maryland).

1910 Census: Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota: Theodore C. Granger (age 69, married 1 time for 44 years, born Ohio, Fire Insurance Agent), wife Adelia Granger (age 67, married 1 time for 44 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Ohio), and Granddaughter Dolly Granger (age 19, born South Dakota).

U. S. National Homes for Disabled Veterans, Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota: Theodore C. Granger. MILITARY HISTORY: Time and place of enlistment: 9-8-62 Waukon, Iowa. Rank: Pvt. Company and Regiment: K 27th IA Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: 15-5-64 St. Louis Missouri. Cause of Discharge: Disability. Disabilities when admitted to the Home: Chr. constipation, inflammation of infective character - nasal tract, kyphosis, Senility. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Ohio. Age: 72. Height: 5' 10 1/2", fair complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, can read and write. Religion: Prot. Occupation: Insurance Man. Residence to subsequent to Discharge: Plankinton, So. Dak.; married; Name and address of nearest relative: Adeliah Granger, Plankinton, So. Dak. HOME HISTORY: Date of Admission: At B.M.S. 12-12-13. Date of Death: Dec. 30, 1918. Cause of Death: Unknown: died at Plankinton So. Dak. Nov. 28, 1918. GENERAL REMARKS: Admission Paper: one. Pension certificate: 205,440; no effects.

Theodore C. Granger died Nov. 28, 1918 and is buried in Plankinton Cemetery, Aurora County, South Dakota.  (grave 12, Lot 12, Block 7)

His widow Adelia Granger filed for a pension on Jan. 27, 1919 in South Dakota.

Adelia (Burnham) Granger died in 1930 and is buried in Plankinton Cemetery, Aurora Co., SD.


Graves, Charles Leonard. He was born May 30, 1849 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. He was the son of Jacob M. Graves (1827 - 1897) and Emily Louisa Horr (Dec. 25, 1827 - Feb. 6, 1919). He married Elizabeth Percy on Oct. 4, 1875 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Mitchell County Marriage Records). His father Jacob M. Graves also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1856 Iowa State Census, Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob Graves (age 34, born New York, Farmer), Emily Graves (age 27, born New York), Charles Graves (age 7, born New York), and Alice C. Graves (age 5, born New York).

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob M. Graves (age 38, shoemaker, born New York), Emily Graves (age 33, born New York), Charles Graves (age 11, born New York), Alice Graves (age 9, born New York), and Hattie Graves (age 3, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob M. Graves (age 48, farmer, born New York), Emily Graves (age 43, born Ohio), Charles L. Graves (age 21, worker in shoe shop, born New York), Alice C. Graves (age 18, music teacher, born New York), and Harriet L. Graves (age 14, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles L. Graves (age 31, shoemaker, born New York), wife Libbie Graves (age 25, born Canada), son Eugene M. Graves (age 3, born Iowa) and son Clarence Graves (age 7/12, born Feb., born Iowa).

He filed for a pension on Mar. 6, 1890 in Minnesota

1890 Veterans Census: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Charles L. Graves (Fifer, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Sept. 1862, discharged Sept. 1865, Length of service, 3 years, Post Office Address: 527 Janus Ave. N.)

1895 Minnesota State Census: Minneapolis Ward 5, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Charles L. Graves (age 46, born New York, How long a resident of the state? 13 years, How long a resident of the district? 11 years, leather salesman, 533 James Ave. N.), Elizabeth Graves (age 40, born Canada), Eugene M. Graves (age 17, born Iowa), Clarence C. Graves (age 15, born Iowa) and Viola M. Graves (age 11, born Minnesota).

1900 Census: Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Charles L. Graves (born May 1849, age 51, married 23 years, born New York, musician), wife Elizabeth P. Graves (born Apr. 1855, age 45, married 23 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Canada), son Clarence C. Grave (born Feb. 1880, age 20, born Iowa, musician), daughter Viola M. Graves (born Feb. 1884, age 16, born Minnesota).

1910 Census: Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Charles Graves (age 61, married 1 time for 33 years, born New York, painter, contractor), wife Elizabeth Graves (age 56, married 1 time for 33 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Canada), son Clarence Graves (age 31, born Iowa, musician, orchestra), daughter Viola Graves (age 26, born Minnesota, musician, home).

1920 Census, Minneapolis Ward 13, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Charles L. Graves (age 70, born New York, Proprietor in Shoe Repair Shop), wife Elizabeth P. Graves (age 63, year of immigration to the United States: 1873, naturalized in 1878, born Canada), son Clarence C. Graves (age 39, born Iowa, musician), daughter Viola Graves (age 35, born Minnesota, teacher).

Charles Leonard Graves died Jan. 3, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa, Lot 0368.

His widow Elizabeth P. Graves filed for a pension on Jan 13, 1927 in Minnesota.

Elizabeth Percy Graves died Feb. 25, 1931 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Buried here Sunday

Mrs. Charles Graves, of Minneapolis, formerly of Osage, died last Wednesday and the body was brought to Osage Sunday for burial, accompanied by her son, Clarence, and daughter, Viola.

Mrs. Grave's maiden name was Miss Elizabeth Percy, and she and her family lived for a number of years on a farm northwest of Osage. Her husband's family will be more readily remembered here, as the father, Jacob Graves, operated a cobbler's shop on Main Street. One of his daughters married Edwin Sawyer, another is Mrs. Hattie Sprague.

The deceased and her husband were parents of four children, a daughter who died in infancy; Eugene, also deceased, and the two mentioned above. Mr. Graves died in 1928, and is buried in the local cemetery.

[Mitchell County Press, Wednesday, March 4, 1931]

Children of Charles Leonard Graves and Elizabeth Percy

  1. Eugene Milton Graves b: 20 Oct 1875
  2. Leonard Percy Graves b: 26 Aug 1878 (died Jan. 4, 1879)
  3. Clarence Charles Graves b: 5 Feb 1880
  4. Viola May Graves b: 22 Feb 1884 in Minneapolis

Graves, Jacob M. He was born in 1822 in New York. He was the son of David Graves and Judith Chase (Information was found on a Horr Genealogy website. He married Emily Louisa Horr. She was the daughter of Isaac Horr (Mar. 6, 1786 - Jan. 31, 1828) and Nancy Smith (?-May 1, 1851). (Note: Jacob had a half brother named David that married Emily's sister Orilla Horr. David's parents were David Graves Sr. and Annis Church). Jacob's son Charles L. Graves also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1856 Iowa State Census, Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob Graves (age 34, born New York, Farmer), Emily Graves (age 27, born New York), Charles Graves (age 7, born New York), and Alice C. Graves (age 5, born New York).

Jacob Graves was the first shoemaker in town.

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob M. Graves (age 38, shoemaker, born New York), Emily Graves (age 33, born New York), Charles Graves (age 11, born New York), Alice Graves (age 9, born New York), and Hattie Graves (age 3, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob M. Graves (age 48, farmer, born New York), Emily Graves (age 43, born Ohio), Charles L. Graves (age 21, worker in shoe shop, born New York), Alice C. Graves (age 18, music teacher, born New York), and Harriet L. Graves (age 14, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Jacob M. Graves (age 58, shoemaker, born New York), wife Emily L. Graves age 53, born Ohio), daughter Alice Graves (age 26, teaching school, born New York).

Jacob M. Graves filed for a pension on July 14, 1890 in Minnesota

Jacob M. Graves died Nov. 12, 1897 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow Emily L. Graves filed for a pension on Nov. 23, 1897 in Minnesota.

Jacob M. Graves is listed on the Mitchell County Probate Index: Jacob M. Graves, Estate and Administration, No. 3831, File 625

Emily L. (Horr) Graves, born Dec. 25, 1827 in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Guernsey, Henry Allen He was born Oct. 2, 1844 in Tioga, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Peter Buell Guernsey (Aug. 20, 1812 - Nov. 22, 1852) and Emeline Louisa Donaldson (Dec. 20, 1819 - May 12, 1906). He married first Theisa McFarland on Nov. 3, 1866. He married second Lina L. Bailey on Oct. 2, 1884 in San Bernardino California (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952). She was the daughter of John W. Bailey (Dec. 17, 1826 - May 30, 1890) and Clarissa P. Bailey (March 6, 1824 - Dec. 7, 1901).

The images below of Henry Guernsey were identified by Mack Brown (a descendant of Henry Guernsey). The photos are in the possession of the Brown family. Thank you to the Brown family for these great pictures. They were found here.  There is also a group photo here.

1850 Census: Tioga, Tioga County, Pennsylvania: Peter B. Guernsey (age 36, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Emaline Guernsey (age 30, born New York), Wm. D. Guernsey (age 10, born Penn), Henry Guernsey (age 6, born Penn), Sarah Guernsey (age 1, born Penn), Stephen C. Alford (age 32, laborman, born NY), Brewster J. Guernsey (age 22, lumberman, born Penn.)

Henry Allen Guernsey

1860 Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Emeline Guernsey (age 40, born NY), William Guernsey (age 19, farmer, born Penn), Henry Guernsey (age 16, farmer, born Penn.), Sarah Guernsey (age 11, born Penn.), Fanny Guernsey (age 8, born Penn), and Emma Guernsey (age 7, born Penn).

Theisa McFarland Guenrsey (born Dec. 25, 1847), died Apr. 10, 1878 in Riverside CA.

1884 California, Voter Registers: N. 1442, Henry A. Guernsey, age 39, born Pennsylvania, Occupation: Sawyer; Local Residence: San Bernardino; Registered: May 3, 1884.

He filed for a pension on July 28, 1892 in California.



Henry Allen Guensey1894 California, Voter Registers: No: 1975, Henry A. Guernsey, age 49, Height 6' 0", Light Complexion, Blue eyes, brown Hair; Joint off second finger of left hand. Occupation: Mill Man; born Pennsylvania; Place of Residence: Urbita; P.O. Address: San Bernardino; Registered: July 26, 1894.

1898 California, Voter Registers: No: 43; Henry Allen Guernsey, age 54, Height: 6'0", light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair; end 2nd finger off left hand. Occupation: Millman; born Pennsylvania; Precinct: San Bernardino No. 1; Can applicant read Constitution in English and Write his name? Yes. Any Physical Disability to mark Ballot: No. Registered: July 16, 1898.

1900 Census: San Bernardino Ward 1, San Bernardino County, California: Henry A. Guernsey (born June 1844, age 55, married 15 years, born Pennsylvania, Lumbarman), wife Linna B. Guernsey (born June 1851, age 48, married 15 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Ruth Guernsey (age 7, born California), mother Clarissa Bailey (born March 1824, age 76, widowed, 5 children born, 3 still living, born Pennsylvania).


Transcription of 1909 note by H A Guernsey describing his movement during the Civil War.

H A Guernsey Nov 28 1909

Served through Sioux Indian war & Oct 4 1862 was mustered in to the US Army Co K. 27th Iowa Inft, 2nd Brig 3rd Division 16th Army Core commanded by Maj Gen A J Smith were under Grant until fall of Vicksburg, with Sherman until Apr 1st 1864, went with Gen Banks up Red River, with Gen Thomas at Nashville, with Gen Canby at Mobile and was on our way to Liberate the Prisoners at Andersonville and got as far as Montgomery Ala when war Closed & we were ordered home where we arrived Aug 9th 1865.

There is a copy of the handwritten note here.

1910 Census: San Bernardino Ward 1, San Bernardino County, California: Henry A. Guernsey (age 65, married 2 times currently for 25 years, born Pennsylvania, millman, lumber), wife Linna B. Guernsey (age 58, married 1 time for 25 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Ruth L. Guernsey (age 17, born California).

He was the owner of Bee Hive and a Box Factory according to City Directory San Bernardino.

Linna (Bailey) Guernsey (born June 23, 1851), died Feb. 12, 1918 and is buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California. She shares a tombstone with her parents John W. and Clarissa P. Bailey.

1920 Census: San Bernardino. San Bernardino County, California: Henry A. Guernsey (age 75, widowed, born Pennsylvania, wood yard, own yard), daughter Ruth L. Guernsey (age 27, born California).

Henry A. Guernsey died March 19, 1924 in San Bernardino, California (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California.

Children of Henry Allen Guernsey and Theisa McFarland:

  1. Peter Buel Guernsey, born Sept. 16, 1867 in Stacyville, Iowa
  2. Roy T. Guernsey, born April 20, 1874 in Crosswell, Oregon.

Child of Henry Allen Guernsey and Linna L. Bailey:

  1. Ruth Linna Guernsey, born Aug. 16, 1892. Died Sept. 27, 1980.

Hardy, Lewis Smith He was born about Jan. 5, 1845 in Illinois. He was the son of Charles Franklin Hardy (June 11, 1807 - Aug. 9, 1870) and Waty Johnson (Aug. 12, 1812 - July 8, 1895).

1850 Census: Kaneville, Kane County, Illinois: Charles Hardy (age 43, no occupation, born Mass), Waty Hardy (age 38, born NJ), Franklin P. Hardy (age 18, farmer, born NJ), Dexter D. Hardy (age 16, born RI), Arthur B. Hardy (age 15, born NJ), Susan B. Hardy (age 13, born Penn.), Charles N. Hardy (age 9, born Ind), Mary B. Hardy (age 7, born Iowa), Lewis G. Hardy (age 5, born Illinois), Jane E. Hardy (age 11, born Ill), and John R. Hardy (age 6/12, born Ill).

1860 Census; Red Rock, Mower County, Minnesota: Chas. F. Hardy (age 52, farmer, born Massachusetts), Waity Hardy (age 46, born Massachusetts), Charles Hardy (age 20, born Indiana), Mary Hardy (age 17, born Iowa), Lewis Hardy (age 16, farm hand, born Illinois), Jane Hardy (age 12, born Illinois), John Hardy (age 10, born Illinois), Martha Hardy (age 6, born Iowa) and Julia Hardy (age 3, born Iowa).

Lewis S. Hardy died March 8, 1864 from measles and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 1938

His mother Waity Hardy filed for a pension on May 5, 1877.


Harris, Henry Nathan (or Nelson). He was born about 1834 in Brownhelm, Lorain County, Ohio. He was the son of Calvin Henry Harris (1805 - Mar. 1860) and Lucinda Hale (1809 - ?). He married Mary Ann Pickford in 1857.

1850 Census: Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio: Calvin Harris (age 45, shoemaker, born NY), Lucinda Harris (age 41, born New York), Henry Harris (age 16, farmer, born Ohio), and Emmett Hale (age 3, born Michigan.)

1860 Census: Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: H. N. Harris (age 26, farmer, born Ohio), Mary A. Harris (age 18, born Ohio), Lusinda R. Harris (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: H. M. Harris (age 34, farmer, born Ohio), Mary Harris (age 26, born Ohio), Roxena Harris (age 11, born Iowa), Eunice Harris (age 9, born Iowa), Elizabeth Harris (age 7, born Iowa), Henrietta Harris (age 7, born Iowa), Ruth Harris (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Postville, Allamakee County, Iowa; Henry N. Harris (age 46, selling farm machinery, born Ohio), wife Mary Harris (age 37, born Ohio), daughter Lizzie Harris (age 17, born Iowa), Henrietta Harris (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Ella Harris (age 12, born Iowa), son Albert Harris (age 9, born Iowa), daughter May Harris (age 7, born Iowa) and daughter Cora Harris (age 3, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa; Harris, H. N., Private Co. K, Post Office Address: Reinbeck.

1885 Iowa State Census: Black Hawk Grundy County, Iowa: Henry Harris (Township 87, Range 15, Section 7, NE 1/4, SE 1/4, age 50, born Ohio), Mary Harris (age 42, born Ohio), Ana Harris (age 26, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Emma Harris (age 24, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Etta Harris (age 18, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Ella Harris (age 16, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Bertie Harris (age 14, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Mary Harris (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Cora Harris (age 10, born Allamakee County, Iowa), and Calvin Harris (age 4, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

Henry N. Harris died Dec. 13, 1890 and is buried in Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa.

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Henry Nelson Dr. Harris: Rank: Private, Unit IA 27 Inf. K. Birth: 1834 Lorain Co., OH, Death Information: 13 Dec. 1890, Cemetery: Reinbeck, Cemetery Location: Reinbeck Grundy, Ia. Comments: Lot 27; enl 14 Aug 1862 age 28 res Waukon m.o. 08 Aug 1865 Clinton IA; GAR d. age 56y wife Mary Ann Pickford 1st child b. Allamakee Co IA

Mary Ann (Pickford) Harris died Feb. 18, 1892 and is buried in Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa.

Children of Henry N. Harris and Mary Ann Pickford:

  1. Roxanna Lucinda "Ann" Harris, born Nov. 10,1858. Died Oct. 28, 1926
  2. Mary Emaretta "Emma" Harris, born Dec. 27, 1860. Died Mar. 4, 1941
  3. ELizabeth "Lizzie" Harris, born about 1862. Died after 1934
  4. Henrietta "Etta" Harris, born 1866. Died 1952
  5. Ella Harris, born about 1868. Died June 18, 1894
  6. Henry Albert Harris. born 1870. Died. Dec. 28, 1899
  7. Carrie Mae Harris, born about 1873. Died after 1930
  8. Cora M. Harris, born Jan. 12, 1877
  9. Calvin J. Harris, born July 12, 1880.

Haskill, Josiah He was born Apr. 1, 1833 in Cayuga County New York. He was the son of David Haskell (1806 - Nov. 22, 1883) and Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Marsh (1811 - 1889). He married first Rosilla D. Fletcher on Dec. 25, 1853 in Michigan. He married second Nancy Lodica Prince on Feb. 7, 1860 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Rosilla D. (Fletcher) Haskill died May 5, 1858.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Josiah Haskell (age 26, farmer, born Michigan) and Louisa Haskell (age 20, born New York).

Josiah Haskill died Aug. 16, 1867 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa, Lot 44 (Note: there is a discrepancy in his date of death. The cemetery listing for Osage Cemetery on the Mitchell County, Iowa USGENWEB site says: 1833 - 1867. The listings for Soldier's Graves in Osage Cemetery (on the Mitchell County, USGENWB site) says DOD is 8/16/1867. I found several family trees that said DOD is 8/16/1868. Iowa Cemetery Records say DOD is Aug. 16, 1887. That is also the date that is on Find a Grave with the Iowa Cemetery Records as the source. I am fairly certain the 1887 date has to a typo. I found several of his children in the Orphans Home in 1870. His wife Nancy filed for a widow's pension on July 17, 1879 and was listed as widow on the 1880 census. BUT I do not know if he died in 1867 or 1868.

1870 Census: Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Family trees list 4 children for Josiah Haskill and Nancy Prince. I found three of them living in an orphans home in Cedar Falls, Black Haw County, Iowa: Nellie R. Haskell (age 9, born Iowa), John F. Haskell (age 7, born Iowa) and George E. Haskell (age 5, born Iowa) Also listed a couple of names down was Edward Haskell (age 13, born Iowa). It appears that he was the son of Josiah and his first wife.

His widow Nancy L. Haskill filed for a pension on July 17, 1879.

1880 Census, Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Nancie Haskel (age 38, widowed, born New York), son George Haskel (age 15, born Iowa) and daughter Ida Haskel (age 12, born Iowa).

Nancy Lodica (Prince) Haskill (born July 26, 1842 in New York), died June 26, 1926. She is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Child of Josiah Haskill and Rosilla D. Fletcher:

  1. Edward David Haskill, born March 8, 1856 in Michigan.

Children of Josiah Haskill and Nancy Prince:

  1. Nellie Rosella Haskell (Nov. 4, 1860 - Feb. 17, 1907)
  2. John Franklin Haskell (Oct. 12, 1862 - May 22, 1926)
  3. George Everett Haskell (Oct, 1864 - ?)
  4. Ida May Haskell (Nov. 30, 1867 - ?)

Hatch, Jesse Partridge He was born July 6, 1836 in Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont. He was the son of Amos Hatch (July 4, 1785 - July 18, 1875) and Pamela Carpenter Nobel. (? - July 16, 1857).

1850 Census, Thetford, Orange, Vermont: Harry Dodge (age 28, farmer, born VT), Sarah Jane Dodge? (age 24, born VT), and Jesse Hatch (age 14, born VT). NOTE this is the only Jesse Hatch in Vermont. He was not listed with the family of Amos Hatch.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: John F. English (age 40, milling, born New Hampshire) Sarah English (age 34, born Vermont), Francis English (age 5, born Wisconsin) and Jesse Hatch (age 22, day laborer, born Vermont).

Jesse P. Hatch died Feb. 22, 1867 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Chase Sisters Present Civil War Letters to Historical Society

Sisters Harriet Chase and Patricia Chase Allen have donated a series of letters to the Norwich Historical Society (Note: Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont).

Written during the Civil War by their ancestor, Jesse Hatch, the letters were found many years ago at the Raymond Chase home in Randolph Center. The letters were written to Jesse's father and brother, Amos Partridge Hatch and Abel Hatch, of Norwich. Jesse was attached to the 27th Co. of Iowa.

Patricia Chase Allen realized the importance of them and transcribed the letters as a college project while at Castleton State Teachers College, 1962-3. The late Raymond Chase's mother was a fifth generation Hatch. The Hatches were among the original settlers of Norwich.

The letters had always been kept within the Chase family, but now, the survivors feel that the best place for them would be in a historical museum, so they have been entrusted to the Norwich Historical Society.

There are 12 letters. The first one tells "brother Able" that "Father starts for Vermont tomorrow." Though Jesse is a resident of Mitchell, Iowa, he still feels as though Norwich is his home. He often asks for family and expresses concern that the elders in the family will be taken care of.

Mention is made of where he is (in the battles) and there is a bit of first-hand Civil War information. Mainly, the letters relate to a young man "way out West," longing for home and family. The letters show a bit of Yankee humor when he quips, "tell Father to write. I can read, you know." There is also a bit of finesse when he addresses his father, saying, "having a leisure hour, I thought I would improve it by writing you a letter."

Jesse did not have an easy time of it. He, like many, caught diseases during encampments. A notation on one of the official war records (January and February 1864) says he was a straggler. He was arrested March 10, 1864. At this time it was understood that he had been sick with typhoid and could not get back. It would appear the matter was cleared up, for on August 8, 1865 he was discharged as 2nd Lt.

In the last letter to Abel, dated Jan. 10, 1866, he says that he has been/is very sick, unable to do anything, even to hold his hand steady to write. He died in 1867.

Nancy Osgood, president of the Norwich Historical Society, thanked the sisters "for entrusting to us Uncle Jesse's letters. What treasures you have given us! There are so many important Civil War references -- Your own careful transcriptions and copies of military records are invaluable..."

Osgood went on to add, "You really have given the Norwich Historical Society a huge gift. Jesse was obviously such a sensitive educated individual. His love of family comes through in each letter. His observations about the military, officers, the South, and Norwich are marvelous and will excite many historians. I assure you we will care for them in the best possible way and will make sure that Civil War researchers are aware of their presence."

Randolph Herald
December 13, 2007 Edition


Henderson, Seth He was born March 1842 in Indiana. He is the son of Abel Henderson/Hendershot (Feb. 19, 1815 - 1880) and Nancy A. Smith (May 7, 1815 - 1880). He married Martha Jane Brown on Aug. 22, 1867 in Kosciusko County, Indiana. (Kosciusko County Marriages 1850-1874, Marriage Book C:542). She was the daughter of Martin Brown (Aug. 10, 1814 - July 17, 1891) and Miriam J. Doran (1816 - July 6, 1882).

1880 Census: Harrison, Kosciusko County, Indiana: Seth Henderson (age 35, farm laborer, born Indiana), wife Martha Henderson (age 25, born Virginia), son John Henderson (age 10, born Indiana), son Levi H. Henderson (age 6, born Indiana), son Harry Henderson (age 5, born Indiana), and son James R. Henderson (age 2, born Indiana).

1900 Census: Harrison, Kosciusko County, Indiana: Seth Henderson (born Mar. 1842, age 58, married 33 years, born Indiana, farmer), wife Martha J. Henderson (born Mar. 1855, age 45, married 33 years, 8 children born, 5 still living, born Virginia), son Levi H. Henderson (born Jan. 1877, age 23, born Indiana), son Robert Henderson (born Sept. 1878, age 21, born Indiana), daughter Effie Henderson (born Apr. 1883, age 17, born Indiana) and daughter Goldie Henderson (born June 1887, age 12, born Indiana).

Martha Jane (Brown) Henderson died Nov. 21, 1907. She is buried in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana

1920 Census: Union, Marshall County, Indiana: Levi H. Henderson (age 45, born Indiana, driver, chicken truck), wife Eldora M. Henderson (age 43, born Ohio), son Frank Henderson (age 18, born Indiana) son Ray Henderson (age 16, born Indiana), daughter Grace Henderson (age 13, born Indiana) son Carl Henderson (age 10, born Indiana), daughter Jane M. Henderson (age 7, born Indiana) and father Seth Henderson (age 75, widowed, born Indiana

1930 Census: Culver, Marshall County, Indiana: Frank K. Henderson (age 28, born Indiana), wife Blanche Henderson (age 19, born Indiana) and Grandfather Seth Henderson (age 88, widowed, age 25 at first marriage, born Indiana, retired).

Seth Henderson died July 26, 1836 (Pension Index Record and Obituary). He is buried in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Children of Seth Henderson and Martha J. Brown:

  1. James Robert Henderson, b. Sep 1878, Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana, d. Oct 1952, South Bend, Indiana
  2. John W Henderson, b. 1870, Kosciusco, Indiana, d. Abt. 1945, Rochester, Indiana.
  3. Levi Harmon Henderson, b. 08 Jan 1874, Kosciusco, Indiana, d. date unknown, Indiana.
  4. Harry Henderson, b. 1875, Indiana, d. date unknown
  5. Tyree Henderson, b. Dec 1877, Indiana, d. 01 Feb 1883, Mentone, Kosciusko, Indiana
  6. Charles F Henderson, b. Sep 1880, Indiana, d. 02 Nov 1887, Mentone, Kosciusko, Indiana
  7. Effie Henderson, b. 1883, Indiana, d. date unknown, Indiana
  8. Goldie Henderson, b. 1887, Mentone, Kosciusko, Indiana, d. Oct 1962, Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana.

Houghton, Howard W. He was born about June 26, 1840 in New York. He was the son of Henry (April 7, 1815 - Oct. 5, 1895) and Hellen (Oct. 25, 1816 - July 19, 1892) Houghton. His brother Willie H. Houghton also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio: Henry Houghton (age 44, merchant, born New York), Helen Houghton (age 40, born New York), Howard W. Houghton (age 20, born New York), William Houghton (age 16, born New York), Charles Houghton (age 10, born New York) and Emma Houghton (age 5, born New York)

Howard W. Houghton drowned April 3, 1864, from Steamer "Luminary" near Grand Ecore, La. According to Find a Grave, he is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. (I have requested a photo of his tombstone. I am curious to find out if they really buried him in Kansas or it if is a memorial. His parents and brother Willie H. Houghton were in Brown County Kansas in 1870. It appears from the biography information (under Willie's name) that they went to Mitchell County in 1871. Howard's parents and brother are also buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. His tombstone may be a memorial.

Update: In looking at the tombstone photo, I am pretty sure it is a memorial. It appears to be on the side of the tombstone for Willie H. Houghton. Since Willie died 64 years after Howard did, I am fairly certain this is a memorial for him.


Houghton, Willie H. He was born about 1843 in New York. He was the son of Henry (April 7, 1815 - Oct. 5, 1895) and Hellen (Oct. 25, 1816 - July 19, 1892) Houghton. He married first Florence E. Sabine on July 16, 1866 in London, Freeborn, Minnesota. (Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950). He married second Harriet (possibly Cotton) about 1900 in Kansas. On the 1925 Kansas State Census, her mother Emily Cotton was living with them. His brother Howard W. Houghton also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

This biography is for a brother of Willie H. and Howard W. Houghton.

Remembering Charles Preston Houghton by James H. Houghton,
and transcribed by Florence L. Houghton Anderson

Reminiscences concerning Charles Preston Houghton, and early life on the farm, by his son James Henry Houghton, in about 1960, transcribed by J.H.'s daughter Florence L. Houghton Anderson.

C.P. Houghton was born in Ohio in 1849. He had two brothers in the Civil War, but was too young at the time of the war to participate. He lived with his parents until he was 33 years of age.

Henry and Hellen Houghton, William H. Houghton and C.P. Houghton spent some time in Minnesota. Then with covered wagons and a team (along with William's wife Florence (Flora) they went through Missouri to Brown County, Kansas (near Hiawatha), where they stayed for five years.

C.P. and William went to Mitchell County in 1871, where they homesteaded at the same time. They took two claims on Salt Creek in the fall (east of the present home place). The land office was in Kerwin, between Mitchell County and Logan, Kansas. The next spring they "proved up" on them.

Each had a claim on Salt Creek, but when they got to the top of the hills, they liked the scenery on the west side of the hills better. Most of the best land on Carr Creek (west of the hills) was taken [i.e., already homesteaded], and they had to buy land, especially more creek bottom land. They had to buy quite a bit of land, and they (C.P. and his parents Henry and Hellen) also took claims on Carr Creek. James H. Houghton had an ambitious grandmother (Hellen); she wanted more and more land, but the line had to stop.

C.P. had an adopted sister, called Aunt Emma Yendis (her second married name -- her first married name was Belveal). She had a claim near the present farm.

In the land on Carr Creek there was a timber filing: so many acres of trees had to be planted, and there was the need to take care of them a certain length of time. They are on the south side of the home pasture. A few of these trees are still alive. The ground is ridged, running east and west. The idea was like the shelter belts of later years. The trees fought drought and grasshoppers.

Uncle Willie kept his land quite a while, but did not do much farming. He sold Singer sewing machines and was a merchant in Beloit (That is Uncle Willie and Aunt Flora). One Singer sewing machine is in a Manhattan museum [The Riley County Historical Museum].

C.P. married at 33 years of age to Louisa Stewart at her family home near St. George, Kansas, February 22, 1883. They spent the first winter northeast of Topeka (within four or five miles of Uncle Russell Fordice's later home, at Meridan, Kansas).

C.P and Louisa built a house on the mound and lived there four to five years, or maybe a little longer. J.H. Houghton was born on the farm (the only one of the four children born there). Then they moved to Beloit. C.P. built a building (the Belknap Grocer Building, which is a cafe now), and ran a store. While they were in Beloit, different people ran the farm and shared livestock and crops (Dively was an early name).

C.P. moved to Lawrence in 1903, for his children's education. They bought two houses (506 West 6th Street, and 510 West 6th Street), and improved the house (506 West 6th) when they moved in, adding a porch and a new roof. 510 West 6th was used as a rental.

C.P. and his sons Howard and James spent two summers at the farm after moving to Lawrence. They traveled there by horse, buggy and bike (one summer just a bike [probably James]).

Uncle Howard went back to the farm first. He was married at that time. His son Charles Houghton was born May 20, 1912. His mother Dorothy was a musician. Later at K.U. Charles had his own orchestra and dance band. Howard left the farm in 1918 and was divorced a number of years after that.

J.H.H. moved to the farm in 1913 after his K.U. graduation.

1860 Census: Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio: Henry Houghton (age 44, merchant, born New York), Helen Houghton (age 40, born New York), Howard W. Houghton (age 20, born New York), William Houghton (age 16, born New York), Charles Houghton (age 10, born New York) and Emma Houghton (age 5, born New York).

1870 Census: Walnut Creek, Brown County, Kansas: William Houghton (age 26, farmer, born New York), Florence Houghton (age 20, born Wisconsin).

1880 Census: Hayes, Mitchell County, Kansas: Wm. H. Houghton (age 36, farmer, born New York), wife Florence E. Houghton (age 30, born Wisconsin), daughter Hattie A. Houghton (age 9, born Kansas) and son Henry H. Houghton (age 6, born Kansas).

1895 Kansas State Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: W. H. Houghton (age 51, born New York, from Minnesota to Kansas, Grocerman, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States, State of Iowa, Name of Company: K, Name of Regiment, 27, Infantry), F.E. Houghton (age 49, born Wisconsin), and E. W. Houghton (age 9, born Kansas).

Florence E. (Sabine) Houghton (born Sept. 29, 1849) died Feb. 16, 1900. She is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas.

1900 Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: William H. Houghton (born Dec. 1843, age 56, widowed, born New York, Merchant, Groceries), son Edward W. Houghton (age 15, born Kansas).

1910 Census, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: William H. Houghton (age 66, married 10 years, born New York, Real Estate Agent), wife Harriet B. Houghton (age 42, married 10 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Iowa).

1915 Kansas State Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: Wm. H. Houghton (age 72, born New York, from Iowa to Kansas, Merchant, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States, Name of State: Iowa, Name of Company: K., Number of Regiment 27 Ia, Infantry), Harriet B. Houghton (age 49, born Iowa)

1920 Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: W. H. Houghton (age 76, born New York, Grocer Store), Wife Harriet Houghton (age 51, born Iowa).

1925 Kansas State Census: Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas: W. H. Houghton (age 81, born New York, Retired Grocer), wife Harriette Houghton (age 56, born Iowa) and mother Emily Cotton (age 81, born Canada)

I am unsure what this means. Speculation would be that Harriette Houghton - wife of Willie H. Houghton was his guardian?: Statement on the United States Veterans Administration Card: Harriette B. Houghton, Gdn. Approved May 4, 1925 by Probate Court, Mitchell Co., Kansas. Bond: given amt. not stated. Filed June 1925, ck# 21424197-A - 6/4/25 $72. Cancelled 6/8/25. 909 West 6 St. Topeka Kanasa.

Willie H. Houghton died Jan. 7, 1928 at Topeka Kansas (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas.


Howard, James Andrew He was born June 4, 1814 in Orange, New York. He was the son of John Howard (April 19, 1792 - June 12, 1855) and Jane Convert (Aug. 9, 1793 - August 1, 1883). He married Anna Young on Jan. 4, 1846 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania.

Note: I was not initially 100% sure this is the correct James Howard - but I am pretty sure this information is correct. The clues I found: (1). Per the Roster, he was born in New York about 1818. The age is off just a bit for this one, but this James Howard was born in New York. (2). Per the roster, he enlisted in 1862 from Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. This James Howard was apparently living in Osage, Mitchell County about that time, as his daughter Almeda Howard was born at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa on March 21, 1863. (3) Per the Pension Index record his widow Anna Howard filed for a pension in Wyoming on Aug. 15, 1890. This was the ONLY Anna Howard that I found in Wyoming during that time period -- And she was listed as a widow in 1900. So the facts that I know about him, fits this particular James Howard. But I found nothing in any family tree or any other queries that indicated that he was in the 27th Iowa. I have contacted the owner of a family tree to see if he could confirm it. He is working with a couple of other family members to see if they can find out. They were not previously aware of any connection to the 27th Iowa.

James Andrew Howard This photo of James Andrew Howard was found on Find a Grave.

James Andrew Howard and Anna Young had twelve children. When their daughter Almina Howard married Charles Rice in 1879 in Iowa, the family moved West to Wyoming Territory. Anna "Granny" Howard also decided to come west. Taking her three youngest children with her, she made arrangement to join Charles and Almina on their 'honeymoon journey' in Wyoming, the six of them, traveling together, arrived at Fort Fetterman, Wyoming in 1879.

"Granny," several months later, took a homestead on mountain rangeland (afterwards owned by Alexander "Sandy" Cross), southwest of the fort. James Howard later followed his family to Wyoming, but died shortly afterwards, 1886 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Fort Fetterman Cemetery. "Granny," remembered by those closest to her as the legendary type of pioneer woman (somewhat gruff, but possessing a heart of gold), later moved from her LaPrele homestead to Douglas, where she died in 1905.

1850 Census, Lenox Susquehanna, Pennsylvania: James Howard (age 35, farmer), Anna Howard (age 25), Amanda Howard (age 6), Mary A. Howard (age 4), Ellen Howard (age 3) and Henrietta Howard (age 1). Listed on the same page was George Howard (age 32) with family, Jesse Howard (age 28), with family, John (age 52) and Jane (age 51) Howard

1860 Census: Courtland, Columbia, Wisconsin: James Howard (age 46, farm laborer, born New York), Anna Howard (age 33, born PA), Mary A. Howard (age 12, born PA), Ellen Howard (age 10, born PA), John W. S. Howard (age 8, born PA), William Howard (age 6, born PA), Henry C. Howard (age 5, born PA), Harriett Howard (age 3, born Wisconsin) and Almina Howard (age 7/12, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census: Big Sioux, Union County, Dakota Territory: James Howard (age 56, farmer, born New York), Anna Howard (age 45, born Penn.), William Howard (age 17, born Penn), Henry Howard (age 15, born Penn.), Harriet Howard (age 14, born Wisconsin), Elmina Howard (age 10, born Wisconsin), Elmeda Howard (age 7, born Iowa). Lina Howard (age 3, born Dakota), and Eugene Howard (age 3/12/ born Dakota).

1880 Census: La Porele Creek, Albany County, Wyoming: Annie Howard (age 54, born Pennsylvania), son William Howard (age 27, born Pennsylvania), son Henry Howard (age 24, born Pennsylvania), daughter Almina Rice (age 20, born Wisconsin), son Eugene Howard (age 10, born Dakota), and granddaughter Annie Rice (age 6/12, born December, born Wyoming).

James A. Howard died June 13, 1888 in Fort Fetterman, Converse, Wyoming. He is buried in Fort Fetterman Cemetery, Converse County, Wyoming.  Note a family tree says he died  June 14, 1886.  But there is a photo  posted on Find a Grave that says he died June 13, 1888.

Even though it was indicated above that he was in an unmarked grave at Fort Fetterman, I found a memorial for him on Find a Grave. I decided I would try to request a photo. Sometimes they will photograph where they are buried. I got this information from Pat Linaman, Find a Grave Volunteer:

Fort Fetterman was a military outpost established to protect pioneers traveling along the Bozeman Trail toward Montana. It was established in 1867 and was deactivated in 1882. The soldiers that died during duty at the fort were buried there and then removed to Fort McPherson, NE after the fort was deactivated. The military graves were reinterred in 1883.

Most of the graves in the cemetery at Fort Fetterman are unmarked. The civilians that lived there took over the buildings vacated by the military and started burying their dead in the cemetery, sometimes in the same holes left by the removal of a military body. The civilians eventually moved to Douglas, WY by 1886 and no more bodies were buried there. All the graves with the exception of 4 are unmarked. The only evidence of some graves are the rocks that were piled on the graves to prevent animals from digging up the body.

There are only 4 headstones and those are for members of families that are still living in this area. There is a stone at the gate of the cemetery with all the pioneers that were interred there. James Howard is listed on that stone and I can photograph that if you like. This cemetery is on a prairie hill above the few remaining buildings of Old Fort Fettermen. I have a copy of an out of print pamphlet about the Fort and it has a small article that lists his wife and offspring.

 The pamphlet is out of print but I will copy the page with his information and send it to you.

His widow Anna Howard filed for a pension on Aug. 15, 1890 in Wyoming.

1900 Census, Upper Labant, Converse, Wyoming, Anna Howard (born July 1825, age 74, widowed, 11 children born, 7 still living, born Pennsylvania), son Henry Howard (born March 1857, age 43, farmer, born Penn), and son Eugene Howard (born March 1870, age 30, farmer, born S. Dak).

Anna (Young) Howard, died in 1905. She is buried in Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming.

Children of James Howard and Anna Young

  1. Amanda Howard birth b: 19 Sep 1846 in Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
  2. Mary Ann Howard birth b: 18 Feb 1848 in Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
  3. Henrietta Howard birth b: Abt 1849
  4. Ellen Howard birth b: 8 Jan 1850 in Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
  5. John W. S. Howard birth b: 29 Dec 1851 in Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
  6. William Howard birth b: 4 Jun 1853 in Iowa
  7. Henry J. Howard birth b: 24 Mar 1855 in Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
  8. Harriet Howard birth b: 19 Apr 1857 in Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
  9. Almina Howard birth b: 16 Nov 1859 in Wisconsin
  10. Almeda Howard birth b: 21 Mar 1863 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa
  11. Linna M. Howard birth b: 22 Oct 1867 in South Dakota
  12. Irving Eugene "Gene" Howard birth b: 11 Mar 1871 in South Dakota

Humphrey, Thomas He was born Oct. 18, 1841 in Coursty Dare, Ireland. He was the son of Ephraim and Sarah Humphrey. He married first Mary Elizabeth Toner on Jan 1, 1867 (Page County Marriages 1852 - 1880). He married second Martha B. Stoops on Dec. 30, 1896 in Clarinda, Page County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838 - 1934). She was the daughter of Robert McCrory and Mary Bell Darragh.

James, Thomas and Ephriam Humphreys 1870 Census, Harlan, Page County, Iowa: Thomas Humphrey (Age 26, born Ireland), Mary C. Humphrey (age 24, born Ohio), Sarah Humphrey (age2) and Rosa Humphrey (age 8/12). There were a couple of other Humphrey families living close to them including. E. H. Humphrey (age 63), Sarah Humphrey (age 60), Ephraim (age 15). Next to them was James Humphrey with a wife and 2 small children).

1885 Iowa State Census: Harlan, Page County, Iowa: Thomas Humphrey (age 42, township 48, range 37, section 23, N. E. N. E., farmer, born Ireland ), Mary E. Humphrey (age 38), Bessie Humphrey (age 17), Rosey Humphrey (age 15), Robert J. Humphrey (age 13), Charles T. Humphrey (age 10), James H. Humphrey (age 8), Mary I. Humphrey (age 4), Else M. Humphrey (age 2).

Mary E. (Toner) Humphrey, wife of Thomas Humphrey, died Sept. 7, 1892, age 46 years, 3 days. She is buried in Covenanter Cemetery, Harlan Township, Page County, Iowa.

1900 Census District 90, Harlan, Page County, Iowa: Thomas Humphrey (born Oct. 1845, age 58, married 3 years, born Ireland, immigrated 1847, Number of Years in US 53), wife Martha B. Humphrey (born Mar. 1844, age 56, married 3 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Ireland), son Charles T. Humphrey (born Dec. 1873, age 26), daughter Mary Humphrey (Born Oct 1880, age 19), daughter Esther M. (Born Dec. 1882, age 17), son Clyde S. Humphrey (born Dec. 1886, age 14) and son William N. Humphrey (born Mar. 1887, age 13).

Martha E. Brooks vs. Martha B. Stoops

There are several family trees online showing Thomas Humphrey married to Martha Brooks (no mention of Mary) and lists all the children as hers. That has to be incorrect. She may have been a Brooks, but these are definitely not her children. The 1900 census shows that Thomas and Martha had been married for three years. Plus, except for the last 2 children, they were listed with Thomas and Mary in 1880 and 1885. They have to be the children of Thomas and Mary. Also cemetery records indicate to me that Martha's maiden name was Stoops. (Is there is a possibility she was previously married to a Brooks?)


Update: 6/25/2010 - I was contacted by Nancy Baker who provided this additional information:

"Thomas' second wife, Martha, was born Martha B. McCrory in Ireland. Her first marriage was to Isaac Wilson Stoops. I know of no connection to anyone in the family by the name of Brooks. I do know that she is buried in Lot 71 of the Covenanter Cemetery with Isaac's parents, I believe. Isaac is in Lot 74 with daughter Maggie Gee and her family."


Update 5/30/2013: familysearch.org has the Iowa county marriages online now. I found a marriage between a Thomas Humphrey and Martha Elizabeth Brooks on Feb. 3, 1859 in Van Buren County. It appears to be a different Thomas and Martha. In 1860 I found Thomas Humphrey (age 20, born Iowa), Martha Humphrey (age 19, born Virginia) and Monona Humphrey (age 1/12, born Iowa) They were in Jackson, Van Buren County, Iowa. This may be where the confusion came from regarding Martha's last name.

1910 Census: District 106, Clarinda Ward 2, Page County, Iowa: Thomas Humphrey (age 68, married 2 times, currently for 14 years, born Ireland), Martha B. Humphrey (age 66, married 2 times, currently for 14 years, 7 children born, 5 still living)

1915 Iowa State Census: Clarinda, Page County, Iowa: Tho. Humphrey (age 73, married, can read and write, Naturalized, Years in U.S. 53, Years in Iowa: 53, County Page, Town, Clarinda, Ward 2, occupation, Retired. Extent of Education: Common 8, Birthplace: Ireland, value of farm or home: 1000.00. Military Service State IA, Regiment 12, Company K., father's birthplace Ireland, mother's birthplace Ireland.

1920 Census: District 115, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa; Thomas Humphrey (age 78, married, immigrated 1846, Naturalized in 1861, born Ireland), Martha B. Humphrey (age 75, married immigrated 1837, naturalized, born Ireland).

Martha B. (McCrory, Stoops) Humphreys, (born March 30, 1844), died March 24, 1921, age 76 years, 11 months, 24 days. She is buried in Covenanter Cemetery, Lot 71. Harlan Township, Page County, Iowa. Also in Lot 71 are Isaac W. Stoops and Mary Stoops, (wife of Isaac). Per Nancy Baker, these are the parents of Martha's first husband.

Mrs. Thomas Humphrey

Martha B. McCrory, born in County Antrim, Ireland, March 30, 1844. Died March 24, 1921. Came to the United States with her parents in 1857. Settled in Philadelphia Pennsylvania for a short time. Moved from there to Albany, Missouri, where they lived for two years after which they moved to Page County, Iowa.

Martha B. McCrory was married to Wilson Stoops January 8, 1863. To this union were born seven children, six girls and one boy, five of whom survived. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and her husband, Wilson Stoops, who died January 20, 1885, and by a daughter, Mary B McCalla, who died November 13, 1902. The five children who survive are: Mrs. Margaret Gee, of Lawrence, Kansas; Mrs. Jenny Eberly, Mrs. Mattie McCalla, Mrs. Josie McKeown, and Mr. Will Stoops, all of Clarinda. She is also survived by three sisters and two brothers. She was again married in October 1896 to Thomas Humphrey who survives to mourn her loss. She was a lifelong member of the Covenanter Church. Funeral services held at 2 o'clock Saturday at noon in Covenanter Church, conducted by M. S. McMillan. Interment in Covenanter Cemetery.

Source: "Covenanter Cemetery Families with Obituaries and Pictures of those Buried There" Compiled by Phyllis Dunn Fulk and Elizabeth Hugins McCalla.

1925 Iowa State Census, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa: Thomas I. Whitehill (age 52), wife Rosa Whitehill (age 55, father's name Thomas Humphrey, mother's name Mary Toner), son Donald Whitehill (age 21) and father-in-law Thos. Humphrey (age 83, widowed, number of years in Iowa: 60, highest reader completed: 5 - (it did not show his parents's names. The enumerator just placed a checkmark under the names above -- which were his daughter and son-in-law's names)

1930 Census, District 16, Shambaugh, Page County, Iowa. Thomas is listed separate on the last page: Family 61, Thomas Humphrey, Father-in Law, age 90, widowed, age at first marriage 22, born North Ireland) After going back a few pages, Family 61 was Thomas Whitehill, (age 57) and Rosa Whitehill (age 60).

Thomas Humphrey died March 23, 1933 and is buried in Covenanter Cemetery, Lot 69, Harlan, Page County, Iowa. (Per Find A Grave and Family Trees. However, the obituary below says he died June 19, 1933).

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records shows that Thomas Humphrey died in 1933 and is buried in Harlan Township, Page County, Iowa. With that information I was able to find him in Covenanter Cemetery, Lot 69, Harlan Township, Page County, Iowa.

Thomas Humphreys, 1841 -1933 (Lot 69, DM - Double Monument). I would presume that he was buried with Mary E. (Toner) Humphreys who is also buried in Lot 69. (Find a Grave has DOB as Oct. 18, 1841 and DOD as Mar. 23, 1933)

I found last a book called "Covenanter Cemetery Families with Obituaries and Pictures of those Buried There" Compiled by Phyllis Dunn Fulk and Elizabeth Hugins McCalla. It contains the following Information:

Ephraim Humphreys married Sarah Niblock. They came from Ireland to America in 1846. Humphreys location isn't mentioned until they lived at Hopkinton, Iowa in and before the 1860s.

    Children (Known)

  1. James Humphrey, born November 7, 1839 (10 children)
  2. Thomas Humphreys, born October 18, 1841 (10 children)
  3. Ephraim Humphreys, no record, (10 children)

I'm only going to include the information regarding Thomas Humphrey, but I do have additional information if you're interested.

Thomas Humphrey born October 18, 1841 Ireland. Came to U. S. at age of five. An early settlement was at Hopkinton, Iowa where at the age of 19 he enlisted for service in the Civil War. Serving company K of the 12th Iowa infantry. After a medical discharge in 1862 he came to Page County, Iowa. He married January 1, 1867 to Mary Elizabeth Toner, born September 4, 1846 near New Concord, Ohio (da of Thomas and Eliza (McCluskey) Toner). They lived southwest of Olive Branch School in Harlem Township. Molly died September 7, 1892 at 46 years. Thomas married (2) 1896 to Mrs. Martha McCrory Stoops and died March 24, 1921. (See Stoops) Thomas lived until 91 years eight months, he died June 19, 1993. Thomas and Molly are buried in the Covenanter Cemetery.


Hears "Taps"

Thomas Humphrey, veteran of Company K, 12th infantry, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Whitehill early Tuesday morning. He leaves only five surviving Civil War veterans in the community. Military rights were given the old soldier this Thursday from the reformed Presbyterian Church.

Enlisted from Iowa

Thomas Humphrey was one of six surviving Civil War veterans in this vicinity. He had served in the Army as an enlisted man from Hopkinton, Iowa with company K 12 Iowa Infantry and fought in both the Fort Donaldson and Gettysburg campaigns. After he had been in the service but a year, he contracted typhoid fever and was forced to return home.

He has been in this vicinity since 1862, his old farm being a half mile or so west of Olive Branch school. He lived for many years after his retirement in Clarinda on S. 16th St., and for the past 12 years has been with his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Whitehill of Shambaugh. He was 91 years, eight months of age at his death

The funeral was of a military nature this Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, being at the Reformed Presbyterian Church Southwest of here, the Howitzer Company, furnishing the firing squad. Reverend R. I. Robb was in charge of the service. Burial was in the family lot at the church cemetery.

He is survived by six children, Mrs. Thomas Whitehill and Robert Humphrey at Shambaugh, Charles of South Dakota, Mrs. Mary Randolph at Los Angeles, Mrs. Esther Wilson at Bridger, Montana, and Will at Billings, Montana.


This appears to be a second obituary

Thomas Humphreys, son of Ephraim and Sarah Humphreys, was born in Ireland, October 18, 1841, and passed away June 19, 1933, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. J. Whitehill, at Shambaugh, Iowa. His age was 91 years and eight months.

When he was five years old he was brought to United States by his parents. An early settlement was at Hopkinton, Iowa where at the age 19, he enlisted for service in the Civil War, serving in Company K of the 12th Iowa infantry. He saw action in the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donaldson. Due to disability he was honorably discharged in St. Louis in 1862.

On January 1, 1867 he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Toner. To this union were born 10 children. His wife and four children, Mrs. Bessie Coulter, James, Clyde, and infant son preceded him in death. The six living children are Mrs. Rose Whitehill and Robert Humphreys of Shambaugh, Iowa, Charles Humphreys of Pierre, South Dakota, Mrs. Mary Randolph of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Esther Wilson and William Humphreys of Billings, Montana. He is survived also by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and by numerous other relatives who feel keenly the loss to his departure.

In 1896 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Martha Stoops, who also was called glory before him. After her death, he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Whitehill.

He was a lifelong member of the Clarinda Reformed Presbyterian Church, joining in his early 20s and continuing his membership for nearly 70 years. He was faithful in attendance so long as his health permitted.

The funeral services held in the Clarinda Reformed Presbyterian Church on June 22 were attended by a numerous company of friends, including 5 veterans. One of them was an officer in a battle in which Mr. Humphreys fought.

The local National Guard unit furnished the escort and appropriate ceremonies at the interment of the R. P. Cemetery


Note, the obituaries were found in the Covenanter Cemetery Book. The date and name of newspaper was not identified. Also note, that if you are interested, there were also obitiarues for Clyde Logan Humphrey (died Oct. 5, 1910 at Billings, Mont. from Consumption); Robert Humphreys (died two weeks after his father on July 2, 1933. Cause of death was not mentioned); and Bessie Coulter (died September 16, 1891.). They are all buried in Covenanter Cemetery.

There was also information in the book regarding the Stoops and the Toners.

Children of Thomas Humphrey and Mary Elizabeth Toner:

  1. Sarah E. Humphrey, born about 1868
  2. Rosa G. Humphrey, born Nov. 28, 1869, died Feb. 18, 1954
  3. Robert J. Humphrey, born about 1872
  4. Charles T. Humphrey, born Dec. 22, 1873, died Nov. 10, 1935
  5. James H. Humphrey, born about 1877
  6. Mary Isabell Humphrey, born Oct. 16, 1880, died July 29, 1980
  7. Esther M. Humphrey, born Dec. 1882
  8. Clyde S. Humphrey, born Dec. 1885
  9. William Nibloc Humphrey, born Mar. 11, 1888

Hutchins, Barton Clark He was born April 26, 1845 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of Elijah Hutchins and Margaret Stevenson. He married Martha Logan Dec. 31, 1878. Per the 1925 Iowa State Census, she was the daughter of Chris Logan and Elizabeth Nichols.

The Mitchell county boys of Company K, all came back, and said Col. Sweney, proudly, "they all made good." Not many of the gray-haired boys are left, but when they meet they like to go over the old days and tell anecdotes, both sad and amusing. Colonel Sweney told one of the latter, it was of Bart Hutchins, a long time resident of Osage. He said a braver soldier than Bart never lived, but because of his good nature and drollery the boys always tried "getting one" on Bart, One morning as they were at mess call, the call to battle came. Bart had just sweetened his black coffee with the still blacker molasses -- it looked good to Bart, and he did not want to leave it, so pouring the water from his canteen, he emptied the coffee in. During the battle he sank to the ground groaning, "God Boys, I'm shot," They looked him over, but could find no wound. A ball had pierced the canteen, the impact of the ball and the warm coffee running down his leg made him think that he was wounded and his life blood ebbing away. Bart was never to hear the last of that.

THE STORY OF MITCHELL COUNTY 1851-1973.

1850 Census: Macomb, Saint, Lawrence County, New York: Elijah Hutchins (age 56, farmer, born VT), Margaret Hutchins (age 34, born VT), Betsey Mehun (age 85, born VT), Emeline Hutchins (age 14, born NY), Mary Hutchins (age 12, born NY), Nancy Hutchins (age 10, born NY), Susan Hutchins (age 8, born NY), Barton Hutchins (age 5, born NY), Martin Hutchins (age 3, born NY), and William Hutchins (age 6/12, born New York),

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Elijah Hutchins, (age 66, farmer, born Vermont), Margaret Hutchins (age 44, born New York ), Barton C. Hutchins (age 15, farmer, born New York), Susannah Hutchins (age 17, house servant, born New York), Martin L. Hutchins (age 12, born New York), Wm. Hutchins (age 10, born New York), Betsey (age 2, born Iowa) and Samuel Hutchins (age 4/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Elijah Hutchins (age 76, farmer, born Vermont), Margaret Hutchins (age 55, born NY), Barton Hutchins (age 25, farmer, born NY), Susanna Hutchins (age 27, born NY), Betsey Hutchins (age 12, born Iowa) and Samuel E. Hutchins (age 10, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Bart Hutchins (age 34, laborer, born New York), wife Martha Hutchins (age 19, born Iowa), and mother Margaretta Hutchins (age 66, born New York).

1885 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Barton C. Hutchins (township 97, Range 17, Section 17, age 37, farming, born New York), Martha Hutchins (age 25, born Mitchell County, Iowa), and Margaretta Hutchins (age 70, born New York).

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Barton C. Hutchins (born Apr. 17845, age 55, married 22 years, born New York, farmer), wife Martha Hutchins (born Dec. 1859, age 40, married 22 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Iowa) adopted son William B. Hutchins (born Sept, 1894, age 5, born Kansas).

1910 Census: Osage Ward 3, Mitchell County, Iowa: Barton C. Hutchins (age 64, married 2 times, currently for 31 years, born New York, laborer, odd jobs), wife Martha Hutchins (age 50, married 1 time for 31 years, 0 children born, born Iowa, Weaver, carpets at home), adopted son William Hutchins (age 15, born Kansas).

1915 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: B. C. Hutchins (age 70, County, Mitchell, P. O. Osage, Town, Osage, Ward 3, Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education Grammar 8, can read and write, birthplace: New York, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company: K., father's birthplace: Vermont, mother's birthplace Ireland (?), years in U.S.: 70, years in Iowa: 63.

1920 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: B. C. Hutchins (age 74, born New York, no occupation), wife Martha Hutchins (age 60, born Iowa), son William Hutchins (age 24, born Kansas, machinist, auto garage).

Barton C. Hutchins died April 24, 1921 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co, Iowa.

Barton Clark Hutchins' Obituary
April 26, 1845 - April 24, 1921

Transcribed and submitted by Barbara Hutchins, 2005

The Osage News, Osage, Iowa, April 28, 1921
Vol. XLVII, No. 17, P. 1, Col. 2

OLD SOLDIER PASSED AWAY

B. C. Hutchins Came to Iowa in Early Day and Saw Much Service During Civil War

Barton C. Hutchins was born in St. Lawrence County, N.Y. April 26, 1845. He came with his parents to Linn county, Iowa, in the year 1853. They removed to Mitchell County in 1855, and this has been his home ever since. He enlisted in the 27th Iowa Inf. and with them for three years of hard service in the Civil War. He was married to Miss Martha Logan Dec. 31, 1878. As they were blessed with no children of their own they adopted a son, William, who with Mrs. Hutchins, survives his death. It was given to Mr. Hutchins to be both a pioneer and a soldier. His family was one of the earliest settlers of Mitchell County and his three years of service in the army in the day of peril for America renders this community doubly indebted to him. He was one of the few remaining members of the G. A. R. in this city at the time of his death.

Few people realize the strenuous service the 27th Inf. saw. They were sent first into northern Minnesota to quell the Indians. From there they went to Vicksburg and fought under Sherman. Their journeys through Arkansas and their campaign in Louisiana and the finale in Mobile at the end of the war, made them a record of 3,000 miles on foot and 10,000 by boat and rail.

Mr. Hutchins passed away Sunday afternoon at 1:30 and the following morning at 10 o'clock a service was conducted at the home of Rev. L. C. Lemon, who accompanied the family to Nashua, where the remains were interred in the family lot.

Barton Clark Hutchins' Obituary
April 26, 1845 - April 24, 1921

Transcribed and submitted by Barbara Hutchins, 2005

The Mitchell County Press, Osage, Iowa, April 27, 1921
No. 21, P. 1, Col. 3 (Either there wasn't a volume number or I didn't copy it down.)

Barton C. Hutchins was born in St. Lawrence county, N.Y., April 26, 1845. He came with his parents to Linn county, Iowa, in the year 1853. They removed to Mitchell county in 1855 and this has been his home ever since. He enlisted in the 27 Iowa Inf., and was with them for three years of hard service in the Civil War. He was married to Miss Martha Logan Dec. 31, 1878. As they were blessed with no children of their own, they adopted one son, William, who with Mrs. Hutchins survive his death. It was given to Mr. Hutchins to be both a pioneer and a soldier. His family was one of the earliest settlers in Mitchell county and his three years of service in the army in the days of peril for America renders the community doubly indebted to him. He was one of the few remaining members of the G.A.R. in this city at the time of his death.

His widow Martha Hutchins filed for a pension on July 5,1921 in Iowa.

Martha (Logan) Hutchins died June 9, 1930 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co, Iowa.

OBITUARY: Martha (Logan) Hutchins, 1860-1930, Mitchell County, Iowa

[The Osage News, Osage, Iowa, June 12, 1930; Vol. LXI, No. 24, P. 1, Col. 5]

Martha Logan Hutchins
December 16, 1860 - June 9, 1930

MRS. MARTHA HUTCHINS IS DEAD: FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

Cancer Causes Death; Interment Will Be at Nashua.

Mrs. Martha Hutchins died Monday, June 9, at her home in Osage. She became critically ill four months ago. She received Christian baptism, April 30, 1930, and while enduring much pain, awaited death with exemplary patience.

Cancer was the cause of her demise.

Carl Lloyd, a great-nephew, and his wife had taken care Mrs. Hutchins during the greater part of the time of her illness. No immediate relatives survive, but there are great many nephews and nieces and more distant relatives.

Services were held Wednesday morning at the Champion funeral home. Interment will be beside her husband in Greenwood cemetery at Nashua.

Mrs. Martha Logan Hutchins was born Dec. 15, 1861, at Clayton, Ia. She married Bart Hutchins, Dec. 31, 1878. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins came to Mitchell county, and for many years lived on a farm near the Dudley school. Some twenty-five years ago they moved in to Osage.

In 1895 they adopted William Black, then but a year old, as their son. Mr. Hutchins died in 1921. The adopted son, William, married Matie Low; a son, Gardner, was born to them in 1923, four months after his birth the mother died, and in 1925 the father died also. Since then Gardner has lived with his grandmother Hutchins, with the exception that during her recent and last illness he has made his home with his Grandmother Law.

[Note: It's not clear when Martha Logan was born. According to the Mitchell County Death Register, Book 1, page 26, she was 69 years, 5 months, 24 days old when she died on June 9, 1930. This would put her birth date at December 16, 1860. Above, her date of birth is given as December 15, 1861. Finally, in the Census of 1900, it was recorded that she was born in December of 1859.

(I found her in the census via Ancestry.com at: 1900>Iowa>Mitchell>Osage City>District 118>47 of 59.) I don't know which date is correct. ]

Transcription - Barbara Hutchins, 2005.


Hutchinson, Eli Merritt He was born June 7, 1838 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of John Bullion Hutchinson and Elizabeth Adkins. He married Mary Catherine Dudley on Dec. 22, 1866 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of William Green Dudley (Mar. 4, 1810 - Jan. 17, 1870) and Lavisa Ann Ashmore (Mar. 6, 1806 - Sept. 16, 1898). Her brother Thomas J. Dudley also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

Eli M. Hutchinson page 969

Eli M. HutchinsonEli M. Hutchinson, farmer and stock-raiser, northwest quarter of section 26, was born in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., June 7, 1838. His father, John B. Hutchinson, was a native of the same county. He was reared on a farm and was educated in the common schools. He came to Cedar Rapids, Ia., in 1854, and to Mitchell county in 1855, where he farmed near the Floyd County line till 1873. He built a mill on Rock Creek in 1867. He came to this township (Rock Grove Twp.) in 1873; owns 160 acres of fine land, besides some timber. He was married Dec. 31, 1866, to Mary C., daughter of Wm. G. Dudley (deceased), a native of Edgar County, Ill. They are the parents of six children, five living - Minet A., Mira A., Hattie M., Lissie M. and Floyd M. He was Postmaster of Meroa Postoffice, Mitchell County, four years; Township Clerk, three years; Assessor, one year; Township Treasurer, one year, and has held other offices of trust in Mitchell County. He is a Master Mason; is a member of Rock Creek Christian Church, of which he is an elder. He served one year and a half in Company K, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and eight months in Company K, Twelfth Iowa Infantry; was in the battles of Fort DeRossa, Pleasant Hill, La., Old Oak and others; was ninety days under fire at one time, one-third of his brigade being killed and wounded at Pleasant Hill.

Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, page 969
Rock Grove Twonship
Transcribed by Bonnie Stickney

1850 Census: Macomb, Saint Lawrence County, New York: John Hutchins (age 35, farmer, born New York), Betsey Hutchins (age 34, born New York), Eli Hutchins (age 12, born New York), Clarissa Hutchins (age 9, born New York), Mary Hutchins (age 6, born New York), and Winfield Hutchins (age 1, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John D. Hutchinson (age 39, born NY, Millwright), Betsey Hutchinson (age 35, born New York), Eli M. Hutchinson (age 17, born New York), Clarisa N. Hutchinson (age 15, born New York), Mary A. Hutchinson (age 11, born New York), W. S. Hutchinson (age 5, born NY), Lenas S. Hutchinson (age 4, born New York), and Lara L. Hutchinson (age 1,born Iowa), The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: John B. Hutchinson (age 45, farmer, born New York), Betsey Hutchinson (age 44, born New York) Eli Hutchinson (age 21, Mechanic, born New York), Mary Hutchinson (age 16, born New York), Winfield Hutchinson (age 11, born New York), Zenns. Hutchinson (age 9, born New York), Laura Hutchinson (age 5, born Iowa) and Charles Hutchinson (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Eli Hutchinson (age 32, farmer, born NY), Mary Hutchinson (age 26, born Ill), Anna Huchinson (age 3, born Iowa), Mynes Hutchinson (age 1, born Iowa) and Cori Hutchinson (age 3/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Eli M. Hutchinson (age 42, farmer, born New York), wife Mary E. Hutchinson (age 36, born Illinois), daughter Minnette Hutchinson (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Myra Hutchinson (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Harriet Hutchinson (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Lizzie Hutchinson (age 6, born Iowa) and son Floyd Hutchinson (age 3, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Eli M. Hutchinson (Township 97, Range 18, section 26, NE NW, farmer, born NY), Mary C. Hutchinson (age 41, born Ill), Minnette Hutchinson (age 17, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Myria A. Hutchinson (age 15, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Lizzie Hutchinson (age 11, born Mitchell COunty, Iowa), Floyd M. Hutchinson (age 7, born Floyd County, Iowa), and Lura M. (age 2, born Floyd County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: E. M. Hutchinson (born June 1838, age 61, married 33 years, born New York), wife Mary C. Hutchinson (born Nov. 1842, age 57, married 33 years, 7 children born, 6 still living), daughter Hattie C. Hutchinson (born Nov. 1871, age 28, born Iowa), son Floyd Hutchinson (born May 1877, age 23, born Iowa), and daughter Lura W. Hutchinson (born Oct, 1882, age 17, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Township 132, Morton County, North Dakota: Ely M. Hutchinson (age 72, married 1 time for 43 years, born New York, farmer), wife Maria C. Hutchinson (age 66, married 1 time, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois).

1925 Iowa State Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Eli M. Hutchinson (age 81, born New York, father's name John B. Hutchinson, Mother's name: Betsy Atkins), Mrs. Eli M. Hutchinson (age 81, born Illinois: father's name: William G. Duddley, Mother's name Anna Ashmore)

MAN, 91, TAKES WIFE AND GOES ON AUTO TRIP

Aged Nora Springs Couple Returns from Visit to Daughter

Nora Springs, August 6 – Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hutchinson, aged respectively 91 and 86, just returned from a month's visit to the home of their daughter Mrs. Lura Hostetler at Brisbane, North Dakota. They drove each way, a distance of 760 miles, alone in their Ford.

This aged couple came from the state of New York when he was 17 and she 13 to Mitchell County and were married at Osage 62 years ago the year following the Civil War. Mr. Hutchinson served three years the Civil War and though he saw a man shot on each side of him he did not receive a scratch. He served in Company K, 27th Iowa Volunteers.

This couple went through the privatations and hardships of the early pioneers in Mitchell and Floyd counties, and after going through the grasshopper raids in Jackson County, Minnesota, in 72 and 73 returned. They spent two years on a homestead in North Dakota and two years in California, 11 years 3 miles northeast of Rudd but the past three years has found them in Nora Springs again.

Albert Lea Evening Tribune, August 7, 1929


When I found this article I forwarded it to Larry Morphew, descendant. He responded with some additional information:

I have heard the story several times as my father, then 20 yrs. old, did all the driving in Eli's old Model "T". According to my father there were no roads to that particular spot in N.D. so they just set out cross country. Eli and Kit in the back seat looking all puffed up and important. Dad driving.

Eli said to my dad, "Darrell, I've a mind to go there at 15 miles per hour". Dad started out that way but after a few miles he soon tired of that speed and according to dad, "I just pulled the ears together and let 'er buck". The "ears" were the throttle and spark advance so pulling them together was top speed.

Dad also told me that close to nightfall they'd spot a farm and pull into the farmstead. He was amazed because Eli seemed to know everyone and they all knew of him or actually knew him. They'd spend the nights that way, all comfy in nice beds while dad slept in the car.

1930 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Eli M. Hutchinson (age 86, born New York) and wife Mary C. Hutchinson (age 86, born Illinois).

Mary Catherine (Dudley) Hutchinson died Sept. 1, 1936 and is buried in Rock Grove Cemetery, or Park Cemetery, Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa.

June 6, 1939,
FLOYD COUNTY'S LAST VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR TO BE 101 YEARS OLD WEDNESDAY.

Nora Springs Man Descendant of Founder of Rhode Island Colony.

Nora Springs, Ia. -- Eli Hutchinson, Nora Springs last surviving Civil War veteran of Floyd County, will be 101 years old Wednesday. He is Nora Springs oldest resident. Born in St. Lawrence county, New York, in June 1838, he began the trek westward with his family when he was 17, crossing the Mississippi at Dubuque and ending the journey at Cedar Rapids in 1854.

The elder Hutchinson was a carpenter and the son took the trade of his father. But a carpenter in 1855 was not so specialized as he is today. He had to handle all wood cutting tools. Mr. Hutchinson could build a log cabin, a saw mill and even a grist mill was not beyond him.

Frontier His Teacher.

The frontier was a great educator. The broadax, the drawshave and the plane did, laboriously, what is now bought ready made.

The Hutchinsons began to move out to the frontier and up the country along the Cedar river until they came to Mitchell county in 1856, which was a beautiful country with plenty of timber and small streams. The lands were peopled by many citizens from New York and New England.

Mr. Hutchinson is a direct descendant of Anne Hutchinson, the religious leader who founded Rhode Island colony in 1638. She was later killed in a massacre near Stamford, Conn.

Enlists In 1863.

By the time Eli had reached manhood the agitation about slavery was on and he enlisted in 1863, serving two years. Home again and at the carpenter trade, he put a mill at Rock Creek and afterwards built a schoolhouse, still called the Dudley schoolhouse. This school was later taught by Miss Mary Dudley, who some years later, in 1866, became Mrs. Eli M. Hutchinson.

Then he essayed farming and bought a piece of raw prairie and turned over the original sod and seeded it to wheat as all farmers did. But he reverted to carpenter work.

Gets Rural Route.

About 1900 the rural delivery of mail came along and climbing buildings and working on scaffolds was getting a little strenuous for a man over 70, so Mr. Hutchinson applied for and got a rural mail route. He drove a team of broncos of clay color for many years, and it was an awful day and frightful roads, if Eli did not make the round.

In the coldest weather he carried a lighted lantern between his feet and covered up with a robe to keep himself warm. The automobile came after his delivery days, but he drove a car for years, even on long trips out to Dakota when he was about 90. He can read without spectacles, but is a little deaf. He has been a member of the Christian church of Nora Springs for many years and is often referred to as Elder Hutchinson. His wife died two and a half years ago at 93 years of age.

Locate on Farm.

Asked what he would do if he were living his life again he said: "I'd locate on a farm. I'd keep out of debt as much as possible. I would not spend any money on liquor or tobacco. I would mix with people to keep myself young if possible. If I had a young family to raise, I'd want the moving pictures better censored than they are now. I'd try to be of use to the community in which I lived."

Mr. Hutchinson has five living children, Mrs. H. S. Morphew, with whom he now lives, Mrs. L. H. Bishop, Rudd; Mrs. L. E. Hyatt, Swink, Colo.; Mrs. A. D. Hostettler, Dunseith, N. D.; and Dr. F. M. Hutchinson, Tiskilwa, Ill.

One daughter, Mrs. Harriet Steer, of Maxbas, North Dakota died in 1912

Eli M. Hutchinson died Dec. 26, 1939 and is buried in Park Cemetery. Note that I was originally told that he was buried in Rock Grove Cemetery, Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa. However, the volunteer that took the tombstone photo, said he is acutally buried in Park Cemetery. She said that the two cemeteries are routinely confused.

ELI HUTCHINSON, NORA SPRINGS, IS DEAD AT AGE 102.
Enlisted for Civil War In Osage;
23 Years Old When War Began.

Mrs. M. M. Blandin, of Orchard, received word that her uncle, Eli Hutchinson, died at his home in Nora Springs Tuesday evening, where his daughter had been taking care of him. He would have been 102 years old had he lived until the 7th of June, 1940.

Enlisted at 23 for Civil War

Mr. Hutchinson was born in upper New York state June 7, 1838, and came to North Iowa in 1854. He was 23 years old when the Civil war began and he enlisted at Osage to see action at Vicksburg, Pleasant Hill, the Red River Valley campaign and several other outstanding engagements.

After leaving the army when he was mustered out at Davenport in December, 1865, Mr. Hutchinson did some farming, later turning to carpentry for a trade. Many of the homes in Nora Springs were built or partly built by him.

He built a mill at Rock Creek and later built a schoolhouse. The school was later taught by Miss Mary Dudley, who in 1866 became Mr. Hutchinson's wife.

An Early Mail Carrier

About 1900, the rural delivery of mail came along and, although he was 70 years old, he got a route. He drove a team of broncos of clay color for many years.

In later years, the old gentleman drove a Ford car. He drove the car for several years, even taking long trips to Dakota when he was about 90 years old. However, there came a time when he began to doubt his ability to manage the ancient Ford, and he gave it away. He had been a member of the Christian church of Nora Springs for several years and was often referred to as Elder Hutchinson.

Mrs. Hutchinson died two and a half years ago at the age of 93.

Funeral service for Mr. Hutchinson is being held this afternoon (Thursday) at Christian church, Nora Springs.

Children of Eli Merritt Hutchinson and Mary Catherine Dudley:

  1. Anna Minnette Hutchinson, born Nov. 24, 1867; died April 26, 1972
  2. Myra Allene Hutchinson, born March 2, 1869; died April 25, 1968
  3. Cora Hutchinson, born April 15, 1870; died in 1915
  4. Hattie Mary Hutchinson, born Nov. 3, 1871; died Oct. 15, 1915
  5. Lizzie May Hutchinson, born Aug. 19, 1873; died March 19, 1967
  6. Floyd Milton Hutchinson, born May 13, 1877; died Dec. 26, 1962
  7. Lura Martha Hutchinson, born Oct. 4, 1882; died August 1956

Inwards, William He was born Feb. 12, 1844 in South Harriet, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Charles Inwards (June 7, 1818 - Apr. 29, 1900) and Emma Cox (July 30, 1819 - Nov. 19, 1903). He married Martha Ann Inwards on Feb. 1, 1870 in Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John Inwards (Aug. 21, 1822 - Jan. 28, 1858) and Caroline Hennem Withers (July 9, 1823 - Sept. 1887). (note: according to this website, William and Martha were cousins. Their father's Charles and John were brothers, sons of William Inwards and Mary Bolton)

1860 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Inwards (age 37, born England, Carpenter/Joiner), Emma Inwards (age 36, born England), Maria Inwards (age 14, born England), William Inwards (age 12, born England) and Mary A. Inwards (age 10, born England), (Note the 1860 mortality schedule showed that Mary Ann Inwards, age 13, born Gloucester England, died of inflammatory fever in October. - The ages don't match, but this is most likely her. She is not on the subsequent census records).

1860 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Inwards (age 42, carpenter, born Bedfordshire, England), Emma Inwards (age 41, born Gloucester, England), Maria Inwards (age 18, born Gloucester, England) and Wm. Inwards (age 16, born Gloucester, England).

1870 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Inwards (age 54, farmer, born England), Emma Inwards (age 51, born England) and William Inwards (age 26, farmer, born England) (Note the writing was very faint, and the family was indexed as Juwards).

1880 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Wm. Inwards (age 37, farmer, born England), wife Martha Inwards (age 30, born England), son Albert Inwards (age 10, born Iowa), son Fred Inwards (age 9, born Iowa), son Walter Inwards (age 6, born Iowa), son Frank Inwards, (age 3, born Iowa) and son Vinson Inwards (age 1, born Iowa). They were living next door to Charles Inwards (age 60, born England) and Emma Inwards (age 59, born England).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Inwards (Township 99, Range 15, Section 23, SE, age 41, farmer, born England), Martha Inwards (age 32, born England), Charles Inwards (age 67, carpenter, born England), Emma Inwards (age 65, born England), Albert Inwards (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Fred Inwards (age 12, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Walter Inwards (age 10, born Mitchel County, Iowa), Frank Inwards (age 8, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Robert Inwards (age 6, born Mitchell County, Iowa), William Inwards (age 4, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Lucy Inwards (age 1, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Wm. Inwards (born Feb. 1844, age 56, married 31 years, born England, immigrated 1847, naturalized, farmer), wife Martha Inwards (born May 1849, age 51, married 31 years, 10 children born, 10 still living, born England, immigrated 1868), son Albert (born May 1871, age 30, born Iowa), son William Inwards (born Jun 1881, age 18, born Iowa), daughter Lily Inwards (born July 1883, age 16, born Iowa), daughter Olive Inwards (born Nov. 1889, age 11, born Iowa), daguhter May Inwards (born Mar. 1892, age 8, born Iowa) and mother Emma Inwards (born July 1818, age 81, widowed, born England).

William Inwards died Feb. 10, 1903 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow Martha A. Inwards filed for a pension on Feb. 26, 1903 in Iowa.

Martha Ann Inwards (born Jan. 13, 1850), died Dec. 16, 1936. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa:

Martha Inwards Buried at Riceville Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Inwards were held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon, conducted by the Reverend Bodenham, with the Reverend Easton assisting.

Of her nine living children seven were in attendance as follows: Fred and Robert, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota; Walter, Brainerd, Minnesota; Rose, May, William and Albert, Riceville; Olive and Frank who live in Washington state were unable to come. The oldest daughter, Lillian, died several weeks ago.

[Mitchell County Press, Monday, December 21, 1936]

Children of William Inwards and Martha Ann Inwards:

  1. Albert Inwards, b. May 17, 1870, d. June 28, 1956.
  2. Fred Inwards, b. July 20, 1871, d. December 26, 1945.
  3. Walter Inwards, b. July 26, 1874, Riceville, Iowa, USA, d. January 05, 1950, Emmett, Idaho.
  4. Frank Ernest Inwards, b. November 13, 1876, Riceville Iowa, d. date unknown.
  5. Robert Vernon Inwards, b. March 26, 1879, Riceville Iowa, d. August 1961.
  6. William John Inwards, b. June 23, 1881, d. date unknown.
  7. Lillian Lenora Inwards, b. July 21, 1883, Riceville Iowa, d. date unknown.
  8. Rosabel Inwards, b. April 13, 1886, Riceville Iowa, d. date unknown.
  9. Olive Mary Inwards, b. November 04, 1888, Riceville Iowa, d. date unknown.
  10. Ida May Inwards, b. March 22, 1892, d. date unknown.

Jameson, Samuel (Per Pension Index Records he was also known as Soren Sorenson). He was born May 1841 in Norway. He was the son of Jens Soren Sorenson Lah (1802 - ?) and Kristina Fraas (Mar 8, 1814- July 28, 1894). He married Jorgine Knudsdtr "Jane" Rukke on Dec. 1, 1869 in Minnesota. She was the daughter of Knud Olsen Rukee (Feb. 2, 1812 - Apr. 6, 1867) and Else Halvorsdtr Klemstads Prestegaard Eie (May 9, 1815 - 1910).

Samuel Jameson (AKA Soren Sorenson) The image of Soren Sorenson (AKA Samuel Jameson) was found here. I am trying to verify that it is the correct Soren Sorenson.

1880 Census: Riceland, Freeborn, Minnesota: Soren Sorenson (age 38, farmer, born Norway), wife Jane Sorenson (age 30, born Norway), son Samuel Sorenson (age 12, born Minnesota), daughter Siena (age 9, born Minnesota), son Charles Sorenson (age 7, born Minnesota), daughter Christina Sorenson (age 5, born Minnesota), daughter Mariah Sorenson (age 3, born Minnesota) and daughter Ella Sorenson (born Nov, age 7/12, born Minnesota).

He filed for a pension on July 11, 1882 in Minnesota.

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Riceland, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Soren Sorenson (age 44, born Norway, Served as a soldier in the Federal Army during rebellion.), Georgine Sorenson (age 33, born Norway), Samuel Sorenson (age 16, born Minnesota), Jenine Sorenson (age 14, born Minnesota), Charles Sorenson (age 11, born Minnesota), Inger Sorenson (age 8, born Minnesota), Maria Sorenson (age 8, born Minnesota), Ella Sorenson (age 5, born Minnesota) and John Sorenson (age 1, born Minnesota

1890 Veterans Census: Riceland, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Soren Sorenson: Private, Co. K, 27th Iowa Inf, Enlisted Aug, 8, 1862, Discharge Aug 9, 1865. Length of service: 3 years, Post Office Address: Albert Lea.

1900 Census: Riceland, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Soren Sorenson (born May 1841, age 59, married 31 years, born Norway, Immigrated 1852, naturalized, farmer), wife Jorgine Sorenson (born Oct, 1849, age 50, born Norway), son John Sorenson (born Feb. 1884, age 16, born Minnesota), son Joseph Sorenson (born Feb. 1887, age 13, born Minnesota), daughter Inga Sorenson (born June 1889, age 10, born Minnesota), daughter Amanda Sorenson (born Nov, 1891, age 8) and mother-in-law Elsie Olson (born May 1815, age 85, born Norway).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Soren Sorenson (age 64, born Norway), Georgina Sorenson (age 55, born Norway), John Sorenson (age 21, born Minnesota), and Joseph Sorenson (age 18, born Minnesota).

1910 Census: Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Soren Sorenson (age 68, married 42 years, born Norway, immigrated 1853, naturalized, farmer, general farming), wife Jane Sorenson (age 60, married 42 years, 12 children born, 10 still living, born Norway), daughter Amanda Sorenson (age 18, born Minnesota), daughter Christine Lein (age 33, 2 children born, 2 still living), granddaughter Stell Lein (age 11, born Minnesota) and grandson Clayton Lein (age 6, born Minnesota).

1930 Census: Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Soren Sorenson (age 88, married at age 28, born Norway, immigrated 1855, naturalized, no occupation), daughter Inga M. Ford (age 40, married at age 21, born Minnesota), wife Georgia Sorenson (age 80, married at age 19, born Norway), son Joe Sorenson (age 42, born Minnesota, Floor Foreman, Gas Machinery), and lodger August Johnson (age 76, born Norway).

Soren Sorenson (AKA Samuel Jameson) died Jan. 15, 1931 at Albert Lea, Minnesota. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Hayward Cemetery, Hayward, Freeborn County, Minnesota.

S. SORENSON PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING.

Death Came to Old Civil War Veteran at 4:30 O'clock - Leaves Wife and Ten Children - Funeral Saturday.

Soren Sorenson passed away at his home, 103 Ermina street, at 4:30 o'clock this morning. Mr. Sorenson has been ailing for some time with a complication of diseases. He was 89 years of age and had been a member of the local G. A. R. for many years.

Besides his wife he leaves 10 children to mourn his loss.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the family home and from the First Lutheran church on Clark street at 2 o'clock.

The Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn. Friday, January 15, 1931

Funeral Saturday -- The funeral services of the late Soren Sorenson will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the home on Ermina Street and later at the First Lutheran Church. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. C. K. Preus.

The Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn. Friday, January 16, 1931

Note this was extracted from an article regarding a birthday party for Civil War Vet E. C. Johnson.

Mr. Johnson has celebrated his birthdays annually with a party at which he entertains his friends of the G. A. R. Post. Each year the members gradually lessen and last evening only five of the "Old Boys" with their wives graced the table. Commander and Mrs. H. H. Lukens, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Claybourn and A. S. Hearn and Comrade Lowden of Glenville and Manly, who came specially for the event. With Mr. Johnson and August Bremer they are the only remaining members of Robson Post, No. 5, G. A. R. Just during the past week, Soren Sorenson, one of the last passed away.

The Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn. January 19, 1931

His widow Georgina Sorenson filed for a pension on Feb. 14, 1931 in Minnesota.

Georgina Sorenson died Dec. 12, 1931 and is buried in Hayward Cemetery, Hayward, Freeborn County, Minnesota.

Mrs. Sorenson Passed Away on Sunday

Eighty-two Year Old Albert Lea Woman Dies at Her Home, 103 Ermina Street at Five O'clock in the afternoon.

Mrs. Soren Sorenson passed away at the family home 103 Ermina street at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon Dec. 12, 1931 at the age of 82 years.

Mrs. Soreson had been in failing health for several years, but was confined to her bed only four day.

She was one of the early pioneers, coming to Minnesota in 1858. Ten children survive her: Samuel, Charles, Mrs. Ella Hoidal, Mrs. W. C. Haried, all of Albert Lea; John, Joseph, Mrs. Inga Ford, living at home in Albert Lea; Mrs. Christine Lien, at St. Paul; Mrs. Ed Fodness and Mrs. John Larson, both of Minneapolis. A pair of twins died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, at two o'clock at the First Lutheran church with Rev. Sigurd Sorenson officiating. burial will take place at Hayward by the side of her husband who passed away Jan. 15, 1931.

The Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn. Monday, Dec. 14, 1931

Jorgine Knutson Sorenson was born Oct. 21, 1849, near Oslo, Norway.

At the age of 2 years she came with her parents to America, to Stoughton, Wis., where they remained for a few years. When she was about 9 years of age they came to Minnesota, settling near Corning. Here she grew to womanhood, and on Dec. 1, 1868, she was united in marriage to Soren Sorenson. They made their home in Austin, Minn. until the following spring when they bought a farm near Hayward, and moved there.

Twelve children came to bless this home, two (twins) living but a few days. As the children grew up and left their paternal home for homes of their own, the parents disposed of their farm and bought a home with a few acres near Albert Lea, where they lived until ill health compelled them to retire from active work, and they moved to Albert Lea to the present family home at 103 Ermina Street, where Mr. Sorenson passed away Jan. 15, 1931. Mrs. Sorenson passed away Dec. 12, 1931, at the age of 82 years.

She is survived by 10 children, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and also by one brother residing in North Dakota.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, December 15, with services at the home, and First Lutheran church conducted by the pastor, Sigurd T. Sorenson. Interment took place at Hayward Cemetery, by the side of her late husband.

Besides the many beautiful floral tributes there were also several gifts of money to missions given by friends and relatives, in memory of this pioneer mother.


Card of Thanks

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to those who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved mother.

Samuel Sorenson
Charles Sorenson
Mrs. E. K. Fodness
Mrs. Christine Lien
Mrs. John Larson
Mrs. Ella Hoidal
Mrs. Inga Ford
Mrs. W. C. Haried
John Sorenson
Joseph Sorenson

The Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1931

Children of Soren Sorenson and Jorgine Knudson Sorenson:

  1. Samuel Sorenson, born about 1868
  2. Siena Sorenson, born about 1871
  3. Charles Sorenson, born Sept. 22, 1873, died Oct. 6, 1963
  4. Christina Sorenson, born about Aug. 1875
  5. Anna Marie Sorenson, born Aug. 12, 1877; died Sept. 6, 1951 - married John Larson
  6. Ella Sorenson, born about 1880
  7. John Sorenson, born Feb. 1884
  8. Joseph Sorenson, born Feb. 1887
  9. Inga Sorenson, born June 1889
  10. Amanda Sorenson, born Nov. 1891
  11. Twin, died young
  12. Twin, died young

Jenson, Louis He was born about 1841 in Norway. He was the son of Jens Jenson.

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Gens Genson (age 45, day laborer, born Norway), Mary Jenson (age 30, born Norway, Lewis Genson (age 16, day laborer (born Norway), James Jenson (age 7, born Illinois), Ole Jenson (age 6, born Illinois), Peter Genson (age 3, born Illinois), Mary Genson (age 1, born Illinois) and Martha Johnson (age 80, born Norway). (Note: I suspect that Mary Jenson is not the mother of Lewis. She would have to be very young when he was born. Plus there is a very large age gap between Lewis and the rest of the children. I would highly suspect that she is a second wife).

His father Jens Jenson filed for a pension on Jan. 28, 1884 in Iowa.


Johnson, William A. He was born about 1835 in Norfolk, England

1860 Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Johnson (age 25, farmer, born Norfolk, England). (There was no one else listed with him on the census record).

William A. Johnson died of disease Feb. 2, 1865, Louisville, Ky. He is buried in Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, Ky. Section C, Range 3, grave 95.


Jones, Walter Bray He was born Jan. 10, 1838 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He was the son of Frederick Joash Jones (1814 - May 20, 1872) and Jane Bray (? - 1877). He married Olive Jane Carey on Dec. 6, 1865, in Mitchell County, Iowa (Mitchell County Marriage Records) and (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). (Olive Jones' Obituary says they married Nov. 7, 1865). She was the daughter of William Ward Carey and Lydia Jane Dornburgh (1819 - 1884)

This biography is for a son of Walter Jones and Olive Carey.

HON. FREDERICK WILLIAM JONES.

There is probably no resident of Dickinson county more widely or more favorably known than Hon. Frederick William Jones, who represented his district in the state legislature during the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth sessions and who is a leader in the agricultural circles of the county. His farm, which is known as Stony Point Farm, is beautifully situated on Spirit Lake and in its development and improvement is a fine example of what progressive methods can accomplish. Mr. Jones was born in Mitchell county, Iowa, January 10, 1868, a son of Walter B. and Jane (Corey) Jones, natives respectively of England And of Geneva, New York. In the '50s the father emigrated to the United States and located in Mitchell county, Iowa, where he farmed until the Civil war. He then enlisted in Company K, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was at the front throughout the entire period of hostilities, or for more than four years, enlisting for one year after the expiration of the three year term of his first enlistment. He took part in a great deal of hard fighting and made an enviable record for bravery in action. After peace was declared he returned to Mitchell county, Iowa, and there learned the mason's trade, which he followed until 1882. In that year he located upon a farm south of Milford, in Dickinson county, where he carried on agricultural pursuits until he retired from active life. He spent his last days in the town of Milford, where his widow is still living.

Frederick W. Jones received his education in Mitchell county, Iowa, where he remained until 1882, when he accompanied the family on their removal to Milford township, Dickinson county. He operated his father's farm in that township until he was married, when he purchased a tract of land -near Milford, to the operation of which he devoted his time and energies until 1899. In that year he was elected sheriff of Dickinson county and in 1900 took office. He proved so capable in the discharge of his duties that he was re-elected five times, serving in all for thirteen years and making a record for the length of incumbency in the office that has never been equaled. In 1914 he took up his residence upon Stony Point Farm, which is located on the shores of Spirit Lake, on sections 14 and 22, Spirit Lake township. It comprises two hundred and twenty-six acres and the improvements are all modern and greatly facilitate the work of the farm. He raises both grain and live stock, giving especial attention to the breeding of Duroc-Jersey hogs, and finds general farming more profitable than concentrating his energies entirely upon one phase of agriculture. He is vice president of the First National Bank of Spirit Lake and his judgment is highly respected in financial circles.

Mr. Jones was married at Wellsburg, New York, on the 12th of December, 1893, to Miss Cora Miller, a native of Bentley Creek, Bradford county, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Lewis P. and Jane (Wright) Miller, also natives of that place. The father followed agricultural pursuits for many years but is now living retired. The mother also survives. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been born two children: Lewis W., who is a student in the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts at Ames, Iowa; and Beulah E., who is attending the local schools. Both children are -natives of Dickinson county. Mr. Jones is a leader in republican circles in this part of the state and has the enviable distinction of having been elected to every office for which he has been a candidate. As previously stated, he was sheriff of Dickinson county for thirteen years and for six years he was tax assessor of Milford township. He has also given of his time and thought to the management of the educational interests of his district, having served as school trustee for a considerable period. In 1.912 he was honored by election to the house of representatives of the Iowa legislature and in 1914 was re-elected to that office. During the thirty-fifth session of the legislature he was a member of the committees on banks and banking, fish and game, roads and highways, commerce and traffic, labor and appropriations and because of his experience as an officer of the law was made chairman of the committee on police regulation. During the succeeding session he was chairman of the drainage committee and a member of the committees on roads and highways, railroad transportation, agriculture, fish and game, woman's suffrage and ways and means. Although he did efficient and faithful work on all the committees to which he was assigned he was especially active in the effort to secure the framing and passage of bills advancing the cause of good roads and succeeded in accomplishing much in that direction. He also did a great deal to secure better drainage laws. For years he has been a careful student of public affairs and is broad-minded and public-spirited in his attitude toward all questions affecting the general welfare. He holds membership in the Presbyterian church and has a number of fraternal connections, belonging to the Modern Woodmen of America, the Masonic blue lodge and chapter of Spirit Lake and the commandery and Mystic Shrine at Estherville, while both he and his wife belong to the Order of the Eastern Star.

1860 Census: Northwood, Worth County, Iowa: Walter Jones (age 22, farmer, born Kent, England). It appears that he was listed in the household of Charles and Sarah Wardell.

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Walter Jones (age 30, stone mason, born England), Jane Jones (age 30, born England), Libby Jones (age 4, born Iowa) and Freddy Jones (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: West Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Wm. B. Jones (age 42, plasterer, born England), wife Jane Jones (age 37, born New York), daughter Elizabeth Jones (age 13, born Iowa), son Fred W. Jones (age 12, born Iowa), son Guy W. Jones (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Elliner Jones (age 4, born Iowa), son Earl Jones (age 1, born Iowa) and mother Lydia Carey (age 62, born New York.

List of Pensioners on the Rolls, Jan 1, 1883, Dickinson County, Iowa: Certificate No: 171,635; Pensioner: Jones, Walter B.: PO Address: Milford. Pension Cause: ch. rheum.: Monthly Rate: 8.00; Orig. Pension Date: July, 1880

1885 Iowa State Census: Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa: Walter B. Jones (Township 95, Range 36, Section 34, E 12 of NE 14, age 48, farmer, born England), Olive J. Jones (age 42, born NY), Elizabeth Jones (age 18, born Iowa), Frederick W. Jones (age 17, born Iowa), Walter G. Jones (age 14, born Iowa), Elliner Jones (age 9, born Iowa), Earl C. Jones (age 5, born Iowa) and Infant Jones (age 0, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa: Walter B. Jones (born Jan. 1839, age 60, married 35 years, born England, immigrated 1856, naturalized, stone mason), wife Olive J. Jones (born July 1842, age 57, married 35 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born New York), son Earl C. Jones (born May 1879, age 21, born Iowa), and daughter Zella Jones (born Aug. 1884, age 15, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Okoboji, Dickinson County, Iowa: Walter B Jones (age 73, married 1 time for 44 years, born England, immigrated 1856, naturalized), wife Jane O. Jones (age 67, married 1 time for 44 years, 7 children born, 5 still living, born New York), daughter Zella E. Jones (age 22, born Iowa).

Walter B. Jones died Feb. 14, 1914 (Pension Index Record) at Milford, Iowa. He is buried in Okoboji Cemetery, Arnolds Park, Dickinson County, Iowa.

W. B. Jones Called

It is with deep regrets that we are called upon to chronicle the death of one of the town's best and most honored citizens, W. B. Jones. He went to sleep Saturday and slept during the day, and passing away that evening at about 11 o'clock without awakening.

Walter B. Jones was born in Maidstone, Kent, England, on January 10, 1838, and died at his home, in Milford, on Saturday, Feb. 14, 1914, at the age of 76 years, one month and four days.

He came to America when nineteen years old and settled in Worth County, Iowa, for a short time and afterwards locating in Mitchell County. A few years later came the stirring times of the Civil War, when many young men were filled with patriotism for their country's cause. Mr. Jones enlisted with many others in Company K, 27th Iowa Volunteer Regiment. He served this regiment faithfully for three years and was honorably discharged in August, 1865.

In the same year he was united in marriage to Olive Jane Carey and they continued to reside in Mitchell county until they moved to Dickinson county, in 1882. To this union seven children were born: Elizabeth, Fred W., Guy W. Eleanor, Earl C. and Zella. One of these died in infancy and Eleanor "Mrs. Reddin" died June 17, 1904. Mr. Jones had been in failing health for some time and the end was not unexpected. But death is an unwelcome messenger at all times and the family and friends will mourn the loss of husband, father and friend but will look forward to the reunion by and by.

During his lifetime Mr. Jones was interested in every good work. He was for 48 years a faithful member of the Masonic Order, was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and of Eastern Star, but the pilgrimage on earth for him is now ended and he has gone to give an account of this work to the Grand Architect of the Universe who judges all men in equity and truth.

Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H Ingham and interment was made at Okoboji Cemetery, the Masonic order having charge.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our most sincere thanks to all who assisted us during the last illness and death of our husband and father. We also thank those who sent the floral remembrances.

Mrs. W. B. Jones and Children.

The Milford Mail (Feb. 19, 1914)

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Walter B. Jones, Death Date: Feb. 14, 1914, Page #31, Birth Date: 1838, Cemetery: Okoboji, Level Info: Grave Records of Dickinson County, Iowa.

His widow Olive J. Jones filed for a pension on Mar. 14, 1914 in Iowa.

Olive Jane (Carey) Jones died Nov. 6, 1922 and is buried in Okoboji Cemetery, Arnolds Park, Dickinson County, Iowa.

PIONEER MOTHER DIED AT MILFORD

GRANDMA W. B. JONES PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Olive Jane Carey was born on July 8, 1842, in the state of New York, being the daughter of William Ward Carey and his Wife Lydia Jane Carey. When a young girl she moved with the family to Janesville, Wisconsin.

On Nov. 7, 1865, she was united in marriage to Walter B. Jones of Mitchell, Iowa, where the family home was established for several years. n 1882 the family came to Dickinson county, and located on a farm, southeast of Milford, but about twenty five years ago the family moved to Milford, where the deceased has since resided. Her husband passed away Feb. 14, 1914.

Mrs. Jones was the mother of seven children: Fred W. of Spirit Lake, Elizabeth Pitcher of Spencer, Guy W. of Denver, Colo., Ernest who died in infancy, Elinor Reddon who died June 17, 1904, Earl C. of Spencer and Zella Dennis of Milford with whom she made her home.

She was a charter member of Gloaming Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and of the Woman's Relief Corps of Milford.

The deceased was dearly loved by those with whom she came in contact. Evidences of her kindly nature and helpfulness is shown by the love and esteem showered upon her by her sons and daughters, which is really the best evidence, for they knew mother for just what she was. For years she has been confined to the house most of the time, and for the last few years was able to be out of doors but little, yet she was cheerful and happy, under her affliction. Grandma Jones will be greatly missed by her many friends. She was always ready to help the needy and afflicted and in the more trying times of the pioneer days was an angel of mercy to the community.

The funeral services were held from the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. The members of the Gloaming Chapter O. E. S. No. 225 attended in a body and had charge of the services. Rev. W. H. Kent spoke in a very earnest manner of our pioneer friend and neighbor as she was known for so many years.

The Spirit Lake Beacon (Nov. 9, 1922)


Kennedy, Guyon Gibson He was born Jan 15, 1842 in Dubuque, Iowa. He was the son of Guyan Kennedy (Jan. 23, 1796 - May 9, 1860) and Elizabeth Pendelton Sitton (Sept. 27, 1802 - Oct. 17, 1852). He married Sarah Lucina Beebe on Oct. 23, 1866 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Arias A. Bebee and Lucina White. They were in Hancock, Illinois in 1850, and Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa in 1860.

1850 Census: District 7, Dubuque County, Iowa: Guy Kennedy (age 56, laborer, born SC), Elizabeth Kennedy (age 49, born Tenn.), Thomas Kennedy (age 26, miner, born MO), Wm. Kennedy (age 25, miner, born MO), Sarah Kennedy (age 23, born MO), Veturia Kennedy (age 18, born MO), Zenette Kennedy (age 15, born Iowa), Elizabeth Kennedy (age 14, born Iowa), Melissa Kennedy (age 12, born Iowa), Jane Kennedy (age 10, born Iowa), Gayen Kennedy (age 8, born Iowa), Robert Hall (age 23, miner, born Ireland), and George Walker (age 28, miner, born Ireland).

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Lucinda Beebe (age 50, born NY), Guy Kennedy (age 27, Jeweler, born Iowa), Sallie Kennedy (age 23, born Ill), Guy J. Kennedy (age 2/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Guy G. Kennedy (age 37, jeweler, born Iowa), wife Sarah L. Kennedy (age 34, born Ill.), daughter May L. Kennedy (age 9, born Iowa), son Fred C. Kennedy (age 5, born Iowa), mother in law Lucinda Beebe (age 61, born New York), niece Fannie Proebsting (age 17, born Iowa), nephew Eddie Proebsting (age 14, born Iowa),

1885 Special Census of Iowa Soldiers, Sailors and Marines: Osage P.0.: Guy Kennedy, Private, State Served from: Iowa, Unit Served With: 27th Infantry, Company K.

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Guy Kennedy (age 42, born Dubuque Co., Iowa), Sarah L. Kennedy (age 39, born Ill), May L Kennedy (age 13, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Fred C. Kennedy (age 9, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census (May 1, 1885): Albert Lea Ward 1, Freeborn County, Minnesota: G. G. Kennedy (age 42, born Iowa), Sarah Kennedy (age 39, born Ill), Mary Kennedy (age 13, born Iowa), and Fred Kennedy (age 10, born Iowa.

1900 Census: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Gayon G. Kennedy (born Jan 1842, age 58, married 34 years, born Iowa, Comsn. Produce), wife Sarah L. Kennedy (born Dec. 1845, age 54, married 34 years, 3 children born, 2 still living, born Illinois), daughter May L. Rollins (born June 1871 age 28, married 5 years, 0 children born, born Iowa), son Fred C. Kennedy (born May 1875, age 25, born Iowa).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Guy G. Kennedy (age 63, born Iowa), Sarah L. Kennedy (age 59, born Illinois), May L. Rollins (age 34, born Iowa), Fred C. Kennedy (age 30, born Iowa), Nora Kennedy (age 24, born Minn).

1910 Census: Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Guy Kennedy (age 68, married 1 time for 44 years, born Iowa, jeweler, watch repairer), wife Sarah L. Kennedy (age 64, married 1 time for 44 years, 3 children born, 1 still living, born Illinois).

Sarah L. (Beebe) Kennedy died in 1919 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. There is a note on Find a Grave that says "The burial records for Gayon, Sarah and Mary are all March 22, 1941, they must have been moved or possibly cremated and their ashes buried all at the same time".

Gayon G. "Guy" Kennedy 1842-1940

OSAGE VETERAN HELPED TO ORGANIZE UNION COMPANY
SUPPORTED LAND FORCES FROM BOATS ON RIVER DURING WAR

Osage, Nov. 6 -- Guy Kennedy is an Iowan, born and bred, and for many years was in the jewelry business in Osage.

He was born January 15, 1842, in Dubuque. In 1866 he was married to Sarah Beebe, who died several years ago. For a number of years, Mr. Kennedy has made his home at the Traveler's inn.

Mr. Kennedy enlisted here in Osage in 1862 in a company that he and his buddy, Dan Lombard, helped to organize, and they fought side by side all thru the Civil War.

Their operations were largely confined to boats on the Mississippi River from which they supported the land troops, south of Iowa and Kentucky. Mr. Kennedy was mustered out in 1865 at Clinton and was given an honorable discharge.

Mason City Globe Gazette, November 6, 1929

Gayon G. Kennedy died Dec. 19, 1940 in Tulare, California, and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa

California Death Index:
Name: Gayon G Kennedy
Social Security #: 0
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 15 Jan 1842
Birthplace: Iowa
Death Date: 19 Dec 1940
Death Place: Tulare

Gayon Kennedy Image of Gayen Kennedy was found on Find a Grave.

KENNEDY, 98, DIES IN WEST

FORMER RESIDENT OF OSAGE LAST OF CIVIL WAR VETS IN MITCHELL

Osage -- Word was received here Thursday morning of the death of Guy Kennedy, 98, Civil War Veteran, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Esslinger in Porterville, California.

Mr. Kennedy was last of the Civil War Veterans who lived in Mitchell County.

He was born in Dubuque January 15, 1842. At the age of 20 he enlisted in the Civil War and served with Company K of the 24th infantry of Iowa. In 1867 he was married to Sarah Beebe and they had three children. They made their home is Osage for many years.

Funeral rites were held in Portersville and the body taken to Fresno for cremation. Later the ashes will be brought here for burial beside his wife and daughter in the Osage Cemetery.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Friday December 27, 1940


COMMITTAL SERVICE FOR LAST CIVIL WAR VET IN COUNTY HELD

Osage -- The ashes of Guy Kennedy, 98, have been buried in the Osage Cemetery and a short committal service held.

Mr. Kennedy was Mitchell County's last Civil War Veteran. He died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Russell Esslinger, in Porterville, California in December.

Mr. Kenned was born January 15, 1842. He enlisted in company K of the 24th infantry in Iowa when he was 20 years old.

He was married at the completion of his war service to Sarah Beebe, who with their three daughter's preceded him in death.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Monday February 17, 1941


Note: Although these obituaries say he was in Company K of the 24th Iowa, He and Daniel Lombard (mentioned above) were members of Company K,27th Iowa.


Kenyon, Reuben W. He was born 1823 in New York

1860 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Reuben Kenyon (age 36, farmer, born New York), Susan Kenyon (age 29, born New York), Amelia Kenyon (age 12, born New York), Adelia Kenyon (age 10, born New York), Martha Kenyon (age 8, born New York), Rufus Kenyon (age 6, born Wisconsin), Emma Kenyon (age 4, born Wisconsin) and Hurley A. Kenyon (age 6/12, born Wisconsin).

Reuben Kenyon died Aug. 3, 1863, in Moscow, Tenn.

His widow Susan A. Kenyon filed for a pension on Oct. 31, 1864 in Iowa.

On March 8, 1869, a pension was filed in Wisconsin for a Minor. S. A. Miller was guardian.

1870 Census: North Eau Claire, Eau Clare County, Wisconsin: John Miller (age 49, Keeps Boarding House, born Pennsylvania), Susan Miller (age 39, born New York), Rufus Kenyon (age 16, born Wisconsin), Charles Kenyon (age 9, born Iowa), Jacob Miller (age 15, born Wisconsin), Margaret Miller (age 15, born Wisconsin). There were a lot of people also listed, obviously boarding house residents.


Leonard, Leaman Grant He was born August 10, 1842 in New York. He was the son of Erastus Leonard (April 16, 1810 - Dec. 29, 1878) and Mary Olivia Parker (Marc. 9, 1815 - Jan. 23, 1896). He married Sevilla Bamford on June 29, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Marriage record says Senillia B. Bamford). She was the daughter of Henry S.Bamford (1811 - 1863) and Hannah Hancock (1825 - 1899) Note: Hannah's maiden name was found on cemetery records in Find a Grave).

Leaman G. Leonard 1850 Census: Fowler, Saint Lawrence County, New York: Erastus W. Leonard (age 41, born NY, Furnace(?) man), Olivia A. Leonard (age 35, born NY), Lucy O. Leonard (age 17, born NY), Elizabeth E. Leonard (age 15, born NY), Augusta Leonard (age 12, born NY), Lemen G. Leonard (age 7, born NY) and Amelia Leonard (age 56, born NY).

1860 Census: Berlin, Bureau County, Illinois: Orpol Stacy (age 63, born NY), Charlotte Stacy (age 43, born NY), Ariel Kellog (age 31, merchant, born Vermont), Lemon Leonard (age 18, clerk, born NY), Augusta Leonard (age 21, born NY). (NOTE: I am not 100% sure this is him, but was the only Leman I found, plus this is the right age, right place of birth, and he does have an older sister Augusta).

1870 Census: Waterloo Ward 4, Black Hawk County Iowa: L. G. Leonard (age 27, works in lumber yard, born NY), S. E. Leonard (age 24, born Ill.), Gertrude B. Leonard (age 2, born Iowa), and Hannah W. Leonard (age 7/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa: L. G. Leonard (age 36, farmer, born NY), wife Servillia Leonard (age 31, born Pennsylvania), daughter Gertrude Leonard (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Mary Leonard (age 10, born Iowa), son John R. Leonard (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Gracie Leonard (age 4, born Iowa), and son Origin M. Leonard (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Leamon G. Leannard (age 42, laborer, born NY), S. E. Leannard (age 35, born Ill), G. B. Leannard (age 17, born Iowa), Mary H. Leannard (age 14, born Iowa), John H. Leannard (age 12, born Iowa), Grace A. Leanard (age 9, born Iowa), Myrtle O. Leannard (male, age 5, born Iowa) and Mabel J. Leannard (age 3, born Iowa). (Note: the census records are a little confusing on the 5th child, but family tree information lists the 5th child as a male: Merton Orville, born 1879).

1900 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Leman G. Leonard (born Aug. 1843, age 56, married 33 years, born New York), wife Sevillia E. Leonard (born Nov. 1849, age 50, married 33 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), daughter Mabel I. Leonard (born Aug. 1881, age 18, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Leman G. Leonard (age 66, married 1 time for 45 years, born New York, Rural Mail Carrier), wife Servilia E. Leonard (age 60, married 1 time for 45 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), granddaughter Ruth E. Hollingsworth (age 11, born Iowa.

1915 Iowa State Census, West Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: L. G. Leonard (age 72, married, county Mitchell, township: West Mitchell Town, retired, Extent of education: 8 common. Can read and write, birth place: New York. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment 27, Company K.

Leaman G. Leonard died August 4, 1919 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Oak Grove, Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.

MITCHELL - L. C. Leonard died August 4, 1919 after a lingering illness. He had reached his seventy-seventh year.

The funeral was held on Thursday, from the home.

Merton Leonard, who came from Fergus Falls, for the funeral, returned home the following day. Two daughters, Mrs. George K. Harmon, Alaska, Canada, and Mrs. Jas. Robertson, Fergus Falls, who had been here to help care for their father, returned to their homes Monday. Their mother going to Fergus Falls with Mrs. Robertson.

[Waterloo Evening Courier, Tuesday, August 12, 1919]

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Lemon G. Leonard. Death Date: Aug. 4, 1919; Page, 80; Birth Date: Aug 10, 1842; Cemetery: Oak Grove; Town, Mitchell. Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records.

His widow Servilia E. Leonard filed for a pension on Sept. 2, 1919 in Iowa.

Sevilla (Bamford) Leonard died in 1924 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa. NOTE: Both sets of parents are also buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

OBITUARY OF MRS. LEONARD, FORMER MITCHELL RESIDENT

Servilla Eliza Bamford was born at Lena, Illinois, in 1849 and came with her parents to Iowa when about six years of age.

She married Leeman Grant Leonard on June 30, 1866. Six children were born to this union, five living, one Minnie X. Hollingsworth, preceded her in death. Fourteen grandchildren, a sister and a brother survive her.

She was stricken June 5, 1924 with paralysis, and passed peacefully away on Friday, August 29, 1924, at 10:20 p.m.

MITCHELL COUNTY PRESS, Sept. 3, 1924

Children of Leaman G. Leonard and Sevilla Bamford:

  1. Gertrude Leonard, born Aug. 1867, died 1944
  2. Minnie Mary Leonard, born Nov. 1869, died 1915
  3. John Leonard, born 1873
  4. Grace Leonard, born 1875, died 1953
  5. Merton Orville Leonard, born June 11, 1879, died June 30, 1959
  6. Mabel Leonard, born Aug. 1881

Lombard, Daniel He was born July 21, 1835 in Oxford County, Maine. He was the son of John Lombard (July 7, 1794 - Nov. 27, 1874) and Rebecca F. Robbins (Mar. 29, 1804 - July 31, 1845). He married first Margaret Ann Clark on Jan 30, 1877 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Thomas Clark (Jun 7, 1830 - Oct. 10, 1902) and Jane Tibbits (Apr. 7, 1837 - Nov. 13, 1914).

The photos below are Daniel Lombard. The one on the right is his 80th birthday. Found on Find A Grave

Daniel Lombard Daniel Lombard Daniel Lombard 80th Birthday


The information below was found here:

Daniel Lombard was born on 21 July 1835 at Magalloway, Oxford County, Maine. He was the son of John Lombard and Rebecca F. Robbins (Rebekah). In 1850 Daniel Lombard was serving an apprenticeship with Henry R. Parsons of Paris. He appeared on the census of 1850 at R 2, Oxford, Oxford County, Maine, living with the Henry Parsons family. He settled in Mitchell County, Iowa in 1856. In 1857, he had gone west to Iowa; most likely with his friend N. C. Deering. Apparently the Deering family had engaged in land speculation in Iowa and Dan bought land from N. C and other members of the family. He was a sawyer (woodcutter) and likely was working for N. C. Deering who ran a sawmill in Osage on 21 June 1860. He appeared on the census of 21 June 1860 at Osage Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. He began military service on 14 August 1862 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, 7th Corporal-Co K 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry. He mustered in on 3 October 1862 at Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. He was promoted to 3rd Sgt. on 3 March 1863. In April 1863, he remained in Jackson, Tennessee to care for Lt. Brush. He was in the hospital on 24 June 1864 in at Memphis, Tennessee. He was promoted to 2nd Sgt. on 11 August 1864. He was promoted to 1st Sgt. on 17 June 1865. He ended military service on 8 August 1865in at Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. He lived between 1865 and 1868 in at Oxford, Oxford County, Maine. He appeared on the census of 23 July 1870 as living with the family of Wm. H. Skinner. Occupation stated as farmer, Cedar Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. He and an unknown person obtained a marriage license on 29 January 1877; Marriage license issued by Clerk of the Circuit Court M. H. White. He first married Margret Ann Clark, daughter of Thomas Clark and Jane Tibbett, on 30 January 1877 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. Daniel Lombard appeared on the census of 12 June 1880 at Cedar Township, Mitchell County, Iowa; Dan LOMBARD, Self, Male, Married, White, Age 44, Born in Maine, both parents born in Maine, Occupation - farmer. He appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 at Cedar Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. He married second Emma Harriet Dilks (Dilkes), daughter of William Dilks (Dilkes) and Elizabeth Dilks (Dilkes), on 9 October 1909 (or 9 Oct 1908) at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, Emma DILKS HAYDEN was the mother of Marion Haydon, who was the wife of Edward C. CLARK, brother of Daniel's first wife, Margaret CLARK. Daniel Lombard appeared on the census of 5 May 1910 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, Lombard, Daniel; Head, Male, White, Age 74, Marriage (2nd) 0 yrs, Born in Maine, both parents born in England, Occupation - own income, own home mortgage (living at 1008 Pleasant Street). He appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. He appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at 1008 Pleasant, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; LOMBARD, Dan'l: Boarder [in household of CLARK, Edward C. and Marion]; Male, White, Age 89; Widow; Lived in USA 89 years, In Iowa 68 years; Education - Rural Grade A Attained 4th grade; Read and write = yes; Born in Mne [Maine]; Father LOMBARD, John born in Mne [Maine], Mother ROBBINS, ________ born in Mne [Maine]; Parents married in Mne [Maine]]; served in Civil War in Army enlisted from the state of Iowa; Religion = M.E. [Methodist Episcopal]. He appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at 1008 Pleasant Street, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; LOMBARD, Daniel, Head, Owns home $2,500, Rents, Not a farm, Male, White, Age 94, Widow, Born in Maine, Father born in Maine, Mother born in United States, Occupation - None. He died on 25 March 1931 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, at age 95. He was buried on 26 March 1931 at Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

1850 Census: Paris, Oxford County, Maine: Henry R. Parsons (age 58, born Maine), Betsey Parson (age 56, born Maine), Sarah Hewett (age 34, born Maine), Abba M. Parsons (age 21, born Maine), Waterman T. Hewett (age 5, born Maine), Harvy L. Hewett (age 2, born Maine), Hannah E. Hewett (age 8, born Maine), Daniel Lambert (age 15, born Maine) and Catharine Parsons (age 23, born Maine).

1860 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles W. Sawyere (age 26, shoemaker, born Maine), Mary Sawyere (age 21, born Massachusetts), Hannah Sawyere (age 69, born Maine), John Hall (age 25, day laborer, born Vermont) and Daniel Lombard (age 23, sawyer, born Maine).

Civil War Vet. Aug 14 1862 enlisted at Osage Iowa, 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry. Description at that time: 27 yrs old, 5'7" light complexion, gray eyes, dark hair. Mustered in Oct.3 1862 at Dubuque Iowa, served as 7th Corp., Company K

1870 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Truman Tucker (age 32, born New York), Ursula Tucker (age 32, born New York), Bruce Tucker (age 2/12, born Iowa), Louisa Harriss (age 23, born Illinois), Alford Allen (age 23, born Wisconsin), Mathew Botham (age 21, born England), Daniel Lombard (age 35, born Maine, Farmer.)

1880 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Dan Lombard (age 44, born Maine, farmer), wife Margaretha Lombard (age 21, born Iowa), daughter Lizzie Lombard (age 9/12, born August, born Iowa), servant George Douglas (age 22, born Wisconsin), servant Ellen Clark (age 18, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Daniel Lumbard (Township 98, Range 17, Section 31, Cedar, age 49, farmer, born Maine), Margaret Lumbard (age 26, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Lizzie Lumbard (age 5, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Laura Lumbard (age 3, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Daniel Lombard (born July 1835, age 64, marred 23 years, born Maine, farmer), wife Margaret M. Lombard (born June 1858, age 41, married 23 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), daughter Lizzie J. Lombard (born Aug, 1879, age 20, born Iowa), daughter Laura K. Lombard (born Dec. 1881, age 18, born Iowa), son Herbert D. Lombard (born Nov. 1885, age 14, born Iowa), and Maud A. Lombard (born July 1889, age 10, born Iowa).

Margaret (Clark) Lombard, born June 15, 1858, died July 22, 1900. She is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Daniel Lombard married second Emma Harriet Dilks on Oct. 9, 1909 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was previously married to Fredrick Haydon and had 4 children: Shirley, Marion H., Josie, and Nell Haydon. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Dilks.

1910 Census: Osage Ward 4, Mitchell County, Iowa: Daniel Lambard (age 74, married 2 times, currently for 0 years, born Maine), Emma Lambard (age 66, married 2 times, currently for 0 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born England)

1915 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; Daniel Lombard (age 79, County, Mitchell, P. O. Osage, Town: Osage, Ward 4, Retired. Extent of Education: Common 2, can read and write, Birthplace: Maine, Value of farm or home: $25,000. Father's Birthplace: Maine. Mother's Birthplace: Maine. Years in US: 79. Years in Iowa: 60.

1920 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Daniel Lombard (age 84, born Maine), wife Emma Lombard (age 75, born England).

Emma Harriet (Dilks, Haydon) Lombard born Apr, 30, 1844, died Aug. 3, 1922 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

1925 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Edward C. Clark, (age 54, father Thomas Clark, Mother Jane Tibbets), Marian Clark (age 56, father Fred Haydon, born England, mother Emma Dilks, born England), boarder Dan'l Lombard (age 89, widowed, father John Lombard, born Maine, Mother ?? Robbins, born Maine, parents married Maine)

1930 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Daniel Lombard (age 94, widowed, born Maine), step daughter Marian Clark (age 60, married 39 years, born England), step son in law Edward C. Clark (age 59, married 38 years, born Iowa).

Daniel Lombard died March 25, 1931 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa

Obituary-

DANIEL LOMBARD, OSAGE CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES

Daniel Lombard, 96, oldest pioneer resident of Osage died at his home Wednesday morning, He was in failing health since Christmas, but a week before his death fell and broke his hip.

Daniel Lombard was born in South Paris, Oxford County, Maine, July 21, 1835. At the age of 8, his mother having died, he went to live in the home of Ether Deering in South Paris. After three years he was apprenticed to Henry R. Parsons with whom he stayed until he became of age, when he received from his employer $100 and a gold ring. Shortly after he came west in company with the N. C. Deering family and worked in the Deering sawmill on the banks of the Cedar River, southwest of Osage.

When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in the twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry Company K, This company was organized by Captain Granger who in later years said that Dan's name headed the list of those who enlisted here. He served four years in the army and at the close of the War went to his old home in Maine, where, he was forced to spend the next three years in bed. With returning health, tho never completely well, he returned to Iowa, and in 1869 settled on the farm in Cedar township which he purchased in 1859.

On Jan. 30, 1877, he was married to Margaret A. Clark, the Rev. T. O. Douglass performing the ceremony. To this union were born four children: Mrs Robert M. Whipple of Charles City, Mrs. Ernest W. Woods of Faribault Minn., Herbert Daniel of Estacada, Oregon and Maud A., who died. Mrs. Lombard died July 22 1900.

Mr. Lombard continued to live on the farm until his marriage on Oct 9 1909 to Mrs. Emma Haydon of Minneapolis. They moved into the home in Osage where he since than resided. Mrs. Emma Lombard died August 3. 1922 and since that time, her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ed C. Clark have lived with him. Another stepdaughter, Mrs. Nellie Haydon, lives in Milwaukee. He leaves beside his children, 12 grandchildren and one great grandson.

When home on furlough during the Civil war service he took three degrees of Masonry and had the longest term of service of anyone in the local order

Children of Daniel Lombard and Margret Ann Clark

  1. Elizabeth Jane Lombard (Lizzie), b. 17 Aug 1879, d. 26 Jun 1961
  2. Laura Kalista Lombard, b. 12 Dec 1881, d. 8 Oct 1958
  3. Herbert Daniel Lombard, b. 28 Nov 1885, d. 14 Jun 1944
  4. Maud Alice Lombard b. 2 Jul 1889, d. 26 Jan 1901

Loring, John Milton He was born about 1844 in New Hampshire. He was most likely the son of William and Irene Loring.

1860 Census: New Boston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire: Wm. Loring (age 63, day laborer, born NH), Irene Loring (age 53 born NH), Sarah A. Loring (age 21, School Teacher, born NH), Wm. P. Loring (age 19, day laborer, born NH), John L. Loring (age 16, Day Laborer, born NH), and Mark Stanley (age 40, Day Laborer, born NY).

John Loring died Feb. 27, 1863 and is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss. Plot 2037.

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Name: John Milton Loring. Rank: Private. Unit IA 27 Inf. K. Birth Information NH. Death Information: 27 Feb 1863 Jackson TN. Cemetery: Corinth National. Cemetery Location: Corinth Alcorn MS. Comments: A-70 (new 2037) enl. 12 Aug. 1862, age 18, res Stacyville died disease and orig buried Jackson TN.


Loring, William P. He was born about 1841 in New Hampshire. He was most likely the son of William and Irene Loring.

1860 Census: New Boston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire: Wm. Loring (age 63, day laborer, born NH), Irene Loring (age 53 born NH), Sarah A. Loring (age 21, School Teacher, born NH), Wm. P. Loring (age 19, day laborer, born NH), John L. Loring (age 16, Day Laborer, born NH), and Mark Stanley (age 40, Day Laborer, born NY)

1880 Census: Liberty, Mitchell County, Iowa: Ole Christianson (age 31), Belle Cristianson (age 25), Charles Cristianson (age 1), Wm. Loring (age 39, laborer, born NH).

Special Census of Iowa, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines: Stacyville P. . Wm. P. Loring, Rank: Private, State Served from: Iowa, Unit Served with: 27th Iowa. Company: K.

1885 Iowa State Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: William P. Loring, age 44, single, born New York.

William P. Loring died July 7, 1889. He is buried in Stacyville Cemetery, Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa

Mitchell County Death List 1884 - 1901: Surname: Loring, Wm. P. Death Date: July 7, 1889 Age: 48 years Cemetery: Union Twp. Comments: Stacyville

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans 1879 - 1903: William P. Loring, Pvt, Co. K, 27th Reg. Iowa Infy. Cemetery Stacyville at Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa. Date of Death: July 7, 1889.


Merrill, Edward F. He was born Apr. 14, 1822 in Buxton, York County, Maine. He was the son of James Merrill (June 11, 1789 - ?) and Abigail Foss (Nor 22, 1801 -?). He married Sarah Ann Chase on Dec 18, 1847 in Limington, York County, Maine. She was the daughter of Moses Chase (Apr. 14, 1796 - ?) and Mary "Polly" Libby (Dec. 26, 1796 -?)

1850 Census: Saco, York County, Maine: Edward F. Merrill (age 28, manufacturer, born Maine), Sarah M. Merrill (age 21, born Maine), Mary A. Merrill (age 2, born Maine) and Mary Chase (age 42, born Maine).

Sarah Ann (Chase) Merrill (born June 5, 1829) (died Oct. 19, 1856). She is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.

G. W. Weinrube and Ed. H. Rose opened the first blacksmith shop. James L. Logan conducted the first harness shop. H. Z. Shipherd and the firm of Burns & Bishop were early wagon makers. Jacob Graves was the first shoemaker in town. The first carpenters and builders were J. H. and Edward F. Merrill, D. B. Cotton, J. J. Bowers, W. S. Johnston and George W. Davis.

Town of Osage, 1856, Mitchell County, Iowa.

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Edward F. Merrill (age 37, carpenter, born Maine), Mary A. Merrill (age 12, born Maine), Althea C. Merrill (age 10, born Maine), Sarah A. Merrill (age 8, born Maine), Mary Chase (age 63, born Maine). (Living next door was Frank Merrill and family).

Edward F. Merrill drowned July 10, 1864, from Steamer "Runyon" near Vicksburg, Miss, while on detached service.

A Pension was filed on Feb. 25, 1869 for a minor. James H. Merrill was guardian. (based on the information below, I believe this was his brother).

James H. Merrill

A Biographical Sketch

James H. Merrill was elected sheriff of Mitchell county in October, 1863, and served for two years. Mr. Merrill came to Mitchell county with the Chase party, and was married to a sister of Dr. Chase. There were two of his brothers with him -- Frank and Edward. The latter went into the army and died; J. H., went to work at masonry, which was his trade; became deputy of various county offices, and was finally elected sheriff. He remained until about 1873, when he removed to Maywood.

From: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883; page 249.

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: James Merrill (age 39, carpenter, born Maine), Mary E. Merrill (age 34, born Maine), Harry Merrill (age 12, born Iowa) and Althea C. Merrill (age 20, born Maine).

Althea Chase Merrill (born 1848, died May 28, 1884).


Mettler, Rouser He was born July 1844 in Michigan. He was the son of Benjamin Mettler (Jan. 15, 1789 - Dec. 16, 1864) and Elizabeth Rouser (Sept. 15, 1789 - Aug. 27, 1851). (Note: I found these names as his parents in a family tree. However, Elizabeth would have been 55 in 1844 - So I would think this needs to be verified). He married Mary Aurilla Andrews on Nov. 12, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Mitchell County Marriage Records) His name was listed as Rouser Mitler. She was the daughter of Dudley Andrews (Feb. 28, 1792 - May 6, 1878) and Mary Chase (Aug. 5, 1808 - Aug. 22, 1873). Her brother Alonzo P Andrews also served with Company K, 27th Iowa.

The photos below are submitted by Claudia Ellsburg.

Rouser Mettler 1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Rouser Metler (age 26, farmer, born Michigan), Rillie Metler (age 26, born Maine) Guy Metler (age 2, born Iowa). Jacob Metler (age 50, farmer, born Pennsylvania) and Mercy Metler (age 47, born Ohio), lived next door to them.

1890 Veterans Census: Clifton, Spink, South Dakota: Rowser Mettler (Private Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862. Discharge Aug. 8, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years 11 months. 16 days. Post Office Address: Frankfort.

1900 Census: Lincoln Ward 2, Lancaster, Nebraska: R. Mettler (born July 1854, age 45, married 33 years, born Michigan, parents born New Jersey, Fireman Gas Co.), wife Mary Mettler (born June 1844, age 55, married 33 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Minnesota). son Guy Mettler (born Dec. 1867, age 32, born Iowa), daughter Grace Mettler (born July 1875, age 24, born Iowa), daughter Mary Mettler (born Dec. 1878, age 21, born Iowa), son Harry Mettler (born Feb. 1887, age 13, born South Dakota).

1910 Census: Centennial, Albany County, Wyoming: Roy Mettler (age 65, married 1 time for 44 years, born Michigan, parents born New Jersey and New York, miner, Copper Mine). wife Mary Mettler (age 65, married 1 time for 44 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Maine), son Harry Mettler (age 23, born South Dakota.)

Rouser and Evelyn Mettler Rouser Mettler and Evelyn Mettler

S. 5324. Rouser Mettler was a private in Company K, Twenty-seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted August 22, 1862, and was honorably discharged August 8, 1865, having served three years.

He is at present a pensioner under the act of June 10, 1918, at the rate of $40 per month (Certificate No. 148129). He was formerly pensioned at $30 per month under the age-and-service act of May 11, 1912. His original allowance of pension was under the act of June 27, 1890, at $6 per month on account of disability from injury of left forearm and wrist, incurred in accident since the war. It does not appear from the papers that he ever made claim for pension under the general law.

This old soldier is now in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Medical and other evidence filed with the bill shows that he is an invalid and helpless from paralysis, that he is confined to his bed, and requires the aid and attendance of another person. The evidence further shows that he is poor and without means, and with no other income than his pension for the support of himself and aged wife.

His case is worthy of favorable consideration, and your committee report the bill with a recommendation for increase in soldier's pension to $50 per month.

Pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. February 7, 1919. -- Ordered to be printed.
Date: 1919-02-07;
Publication: Serial Set Vol. No.7453;
Report: S.Rpt. 691

Rouser Mettler died March 3, 1922 at Centennial, Wyoming (Pension Index Record.) He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery Row I-GAR Lot 26, Space 1. (age 77), Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming. (Cemetery Listing for Greenhill Cemetery)

His widow Mary A. Mettler filed for a pension on March 23, 1923 in Wyoming.

Mary Mettler died Apr. 9, 1926 and is buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Row I-GAR, Lot 26, Space 2. Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming.

Children of Rouser C. Mettler and Mary A. Andrews:

  1. Guy E. Mettler (Dec. 1867 - Aug 5. 1939)
  2. Eugene Mettler (July 1871 - May 4, 1948)
  3. Grace Mettler (July 1875 - Aug. 31, 1916)
  4. Jessie Mettler (Jan 1, 1878 - Oct 16, 1973)
  5. Mary Mettler (Dec. 21 1878 - Aug. 1970)
  6. Harry W. Mettler (Feb. 8, 1887 - Apr. 23, 1974)

Miner, Elisha J. He was born about 1834 in Ohio. He was the son of Elisha Miner (Mar. 8, 1793 - Sept. 16, 1860) and Martha Dickinson (March 17, 1802 - after 1880). He married Susan L. Pelton on Jan. 1, 1858 in Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas Pelton (Apr. 27, 1811 - Sept. 27. 1872) and Lovilla Graves.

1860 Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Elisha J. Miner (age 25, farmer, born Ohio), Susan Miner (age 19, born Illinois), Perry Miner (age 2, born Iowa) and Purley Miner (age 1, born Iowa). Living two houses over was Thomas Pelton (age 49, farmer, born NY), Lovilla Pelton (age 43, born NY), Sarah Pelton (age 17, born Illinois) and Frank Pelton (age 9, born Illinois).

1870 Census: Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: Elisha J. Miner (age 35, farmer, born Ohio), Susan L. Miner (age 28, born Illinois), Perry Miner (age 12, born Iowa), Perla E. Miner (age 10, born Iowa), Jenny M. Miner (age 8, born Iowa), Lester Miner (age 3, born Iowa) and Corodea Miner (male, age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Augusta, Butler County, Kansas: Eliaha J. Miner (age 44, carpenter, born Ohio), wife Susan L. Miner (age 40, born Illinois), daughter Pearl E. Miner (age 21, born Iowa), daughter Jennie M. Miner (age 18, born Iowa), Son Lester T. Miner (age 13, born Iowa) and son Frank C. Miner (age 11, born Iowa), boarder Marvin C. Miner (age 23, born Illinois).

He filed for a pension on Dec. 28, 1895 in Utah.

1910 Census: Otter, Ellis County, Oklahoma: Elisha J. Miner (age 76, widowed, born Ohio, farmer, general farmer).

Elisha J. Miner died Mar. 28, 1913 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Shattuck Cemetery, Shattuck, Ellis County, Oklahoma.


Moore, Isaac Bryon He was born about 1839 in Will County, Illinois. He was the son of Henry P. Moore Jr. and Sarah Young.

1850 Census: Wilmington, Will County, Illinois: Henry Moore (age 49, farmer, born Ohio), Sarah Moore (age 48, born PA), Rhoda A Moore (age 20, born Ohio), Wm. H. Moore (age 18, born Ohio), Aaron Moore (age 16, born Indiana) and Isaac B. Moore (age 11, born Illinois).

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Sarah Moore (age 58, born PA), William Moore (age 28, born Ohio), Aaron Moore (age 25, farmer, born Indiana) and Isaac Moore (age 21, farmer, born Illinois).

Isaac B. Moore died Jan. 7. 1863 in Memphis Tennessee.

His mother Sarah Moore filed for a pension on Aug. 28, 1870.

I have just recently completed some research on Isaac Byron Moore who was in Co. K of the 27th. According to his mother Sarah Moore's pension application # 189.783, on file at the National Archives and Isaac Byron Moore's military service record also on file at the archives, Private Isaac Byron Moore died 7 January 1863 at convalescent camp, Memphis, Tennessee, of an epileptic fit. According to the Captain C.T. Granger who filed the inventory of private effects 10 August 1863 in Moscow, Tennessee. Private Isaac Byron Moore was "buried by members of company".

There is no record in the Roll of Honor for this Isaac Byron Moore and I have personally checked the National Cemetery at Memphis. I'm currently trying to find out where this convalescent camp might have been in or near Memphis. I believe Isaac may be buried in a local cemetery located near this convalescent camp.

You are welcome to use the information on the web site. I'm one of those shirt tail descendants, you know, many times removed. Maybe you can figure it out. My guess is that he is my Uncle, many times removed. Here goes:

Isaac Byron Moore born in Will Co. IL.

Parents: Henry P. Moore, Jr. and Sarah Young both of Adams Co. Ohio. Henry P. Moore, Jr. is buried Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in St. Ansgar, Mitchell Co. Ia. Sarah Moore is buried in Sewell Cemetery of Jackson Township, Bremer, Co. Ia.

Grandparents: Henry Prater Moore, Sr. born Fayette Co. Pa. and Rhoda Phillips born in NJ. Henry Prater Moore, Sr. was a brother to my Gr,Gr,Gr,Gr Grandfather Hosea Moore. They were sons of Aaron Moore and Mary Prather of Maryland. (NOTE: The family is Prather in both cases. Henry, Sr. just spelled it and probably pronounced it as he spelled it in his will, Prater. Maybe the best thing to do is put Prater [Prather] on the web site)

Isaac Byron Moore enlisted from Mitchell Co. Ia. on 19 August 1862 and was mustered in at Dubuque 3 Oct. 1862. Isaac's occupation at enlistment was farmer, height: 5' 6", light complexion, brown eyes, auburn hair.

I give you this information to help complete your records of the 27th Regt.

Sincerely,

Craig Moore


Murray, William D. He was born about 1822 in England. He married first Sarah (probably in Canada). He married second Catherine J. Aldrich on April 9, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

Catherine appears to have been previously twice married. I was looking for her parents on the 1860 census. Instead, I found:

1860, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa J. W. Aldrich (age 40), Catharine J. Aldrich (age 29, born Michigan) and John Aldrich (age 10, born Vermont). Also with the family was a Melissa Wells (age 13, born Michigan) and Elizabeth Wells (age 9, born Michigan), and John Gifford (age 28, born Michigan). I then found a marriage record for J. W. Aldrich and C. J. Wells on Feb. 9, 1860 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

Backing up to 1850, I searched for Melissa Wells born 1846 in Michigan. I found:

1850 Census in Nottawa, St. Joseph County, Michigan, I found Calvin S. Wells, age 30, born New York), Catharine J. Wells (age 23, born Michigan), Melissa Wells (age 4, born Michigan), Alonzo Wells (age 2, born Michigan), Emeline Wells (age 0, born Michigan), E. Jane Wells (age 20, born New York) and Joel Chapman (age 11, born Michigan).

A family tree for Elizabeth Emeline Wells born July 30, 1850 in Centerville, St. Joseph County, Michigan shows her parents as Calvin Wells and Katie Gifford.

So, it appears that Catherine J's maiden name was Gifford. I do note that John Gifford was living with them in 1860. So it appears to me that Catherine J. Gifford married (1) Calvin S. Wells, (2) J. W. Aldrich and (3) William D. Murray.

1856 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Wm Murray (age 34, born Canada), Sarah Murray (age 32, born Canada), Elizabeth Ann Murray (age 9, born Canada), Ellen Jane Murray (age 5, born Canada)

William Murray came from Nova Scotia in 1855, locating upon a farm in this township, west of the Gray place. Five years later he removed to the Town of Osage. He lost his wife and enlisted in the Union Army and after his return married again and settled at Orchard.

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Wm. D. Murray (age 46, station Agent, born Prince Edwards Island), C. J. Murray (age 42, born Mich), Ella Murray (age 17, born Maine),

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: W. D. Murray, Corporal, Co. K. Present Post Office Address: Orchard. (Mitchell County)

1885 Iowa State Census: Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: William D. Murray (Township 97, Range 16, Section 18, L2 B1 Orchard, age 60, stockman, born O. C), Catherine J. Murray (age 51, born Michigan),

William D. Murray died Oct. 24, 1894 and is buried in Topeka Cemetery, at Topeka, Kansas.

OBITUARY: W.D. Murray, -
1894, Mitchell, Iowa [ Osage News -- Nov. 1, 1894 ]

Death of W. D. Murray

Letters from Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Wardall of Topeka, Kansas, to friends in this city, announce the death of Mr. W. D. Murray at their home on Wednesday Oct. 24. Mr. Murray was an old settler and well known in this county. Some two or three years ago, he suffered from a slight paralytic stroke which affected his speech somewhat seriously. For a year or more he has been with his daughter Mrs. Wardall.

He was past the three score and ten allotted to mankind. The funeral services were held on Thursday last and the remains interred in the Topeka cemetery.


Submitted by Marilyn O'Connor 1/23/2006 Copyright 2006-2010 IaGenWeb

This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commercial gain.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879 - 1903: Wm. D. Murray, Pvt, CO. K, 27th Regt. Iowa Infy. Cemetery: Topeka at Topeka, Kansas. Date of Death Oct. 24, 1894.


Neville, James F. He was born Apr. 19, 1803 in Green, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Henry Neville (1775 - Oct. 30, 1850) and Aramintha Hunter (1775 - April. 1855). He married Mary Ann Hartman on Dec. 5, 1826 in Pickaway, Ohio.

James F. Neville James F. Neville  Submitted by Ken Walling, Descendant of James F. Neville and William H. Walling

James F. Neville: Was born on April 19, 1803 in Pennsylvania, then they move to Ohio & later settled in Edgar County, Illinois, he married and had a daughter Nancy Ann (later to marry Wm. H. Walling). In the 1850's the Neville's homesteaded in Mitchell County, Iowa. James Neville enlisted at the age of 59 as a Drummer. The story that was passed down to us is that he was the oldest member of the Company and he was teamed with a young man of only 15 or 16 years of age that played the Fife. On Feb. 17, 1864 James Neville was discharged for disability at Memphis, Tenn. to which he later died from at Wars end.


Note by Elaine Johnson: With regard to the story above, there is a young fifer in Company K: Charles Leonard Graves. Although the roster said he was 18, census records and other records show that he was actually much younger than that. He was probably closer to 13 or 14 when he enlisted.

This information was found on Find a Grave

James F. Neville was born April 19, 1903 in Pennsylvania, Green County. His parents were Henry Neville Sr. and Armintha /Armyntha Hunter Neville. His brothers and sister were Edward Thompson Neville, George Neville, Henry Neville Jr. and Jane Neville , and perhaps others. I do not know all their names.

James was of Irish decent, as his parents were born and raised in Ireland for some years. The parents came to the United States, separately, met and married. Aramintha was from Colorain, Derry county, Northern Ireland, and Henry Sr. from Tyrone county, Northern Ireland.

This information is from our family history.

James parents were in Pennsylvania, then the family moved to Ohio, Pickaway township. There is a family story of James's father Henry Neville Sr., and the family business ventures, milling, mercantiling in Ohio and land purchases, in Ohio.

( from My research, and family history...Delores)

James met and married Mary Ann Hartman Neville in Ohio. James and Mary Ann had 7 children that I know of... William H. , Henry B., Nancy Ann, Mary A. James William and Solomon D. Neville.

James and Mary Ann moved from Ohio, to Paris, Edgar, Illinois. James father, mother and siblings moved to the same location in Illinois. The Neville family purchased much land around Paris, Edgar, Illinois. James and Mary Ann raised their family in Paris, Illinois, and Osage, Iowa ( my research ).

James was farming. Later he and Mary Ann moved to Osage, Mitchell Iowa, after the death of James father, Henry Sr. (1850). James mother died a few years later, I do not know her exact year of death, or her burial location. James father died in Paris Edgar, Illinois, he is buried there. James mother Aramintha died in McLean County, Illinois. Aramintha was living with daughter Jane Neville Minear, near Bloomington, Illinois. (my research).

James and Mary Ann owned a farm in Osage area, they bought a homestead. In the 1860 Civil war era, James enlisted. Note: This story is from descendent Ken Walling.

"James F. Neville enlisted at the age of 59 as a Drummer. The story was passed down to us is that he was the oldest member of the Company, and he was teamed with a young man of only 15 or 16 years of age, that played the Fife. On February 17, 1864 James Neville was discharged for disability at Memphis, Tennessee to which he later died from at Wars end."

" James Neville enlisted with his son-in-law, William." (information from descendent Ken Walling), "At the age of 25 William H. Walling enlisted with his father-in-law (James F. Neville), with the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company K." William H. Walling was married to James daughter Nancy Ann Neville Walling.

It is said that James died from complications, from his service in the Civil War. James is supposed to be buried at Osage, Mitchell county cemetery in Iowa, sometime between 1864 and 1865. I have not found his burial location, or the location of Mary Ann's burial as yet. James and Mary Ann's daughter Nancy Ann Neville Walling is laid to rest with her husband William, in Osage cemetery. I will make this memorial for James F. Neville and his wife Mary Ann Hartman Neville, in Osage cemetery, until I have more information. Family descendant Ken Walling posted an obituary for Nancy Ann Neville Walling. Perhaps a family descendant grandchild, will see this and we can update this memorial with more information.

My third great grandfather is Edward Thompson Neville, brother to James F. Neville.

Delores

1850 Census, District 19, Edgar, Illinois: James F. Neville (age 47, farmer, born Green, PA), Mary A. Neville (age 47, born PA), William F. Neville (age 18, born Ohio), Henry B. Neville (age 14, born Illinois), Nancy A. Neville (age 11, born Illinois), Mary A. Neville (age 8, born Illinois), Solomon D. Neville (age 5, born Illinois), Henry Neville (age 78, carpenter, born Tyrone, Ireland), Aranintha Neville (age 75, born Derry, Ireland)

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: James Neville (age 57, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary Neville (age 52, born Pennsylvania). William H. Neville (age 28, farmer, born Ohio), Mary A. Neville (age 18, born Illinois) and Solomon Neville (age 15, farmer, born Illinois).

James F. Neville, died Oct. 2, 1867 in Osage, Mitchell County. He is reported to be buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County. (But according to descendants, his grave has not been found.)


Nicol, David May He was born. July 31, 1843, in Hammond, New York, St. Lawrence County . He was the son of William May Nicol. and Margaret Pollock. He married Mary Blackler on Nov. 26, 1868. She was the daughter of John Blackler (1806 - June 30, 1887) and Harriet Taverner.

David May Nicol Picture and Biography submitted by Janet Nicol.

David May Nicol was born. July 31, 1843, in Hammond, New York, St. Lawrence County. He was the son of William May Nicol and Margaret Pollock. He married Mary Blackler on Nov. 26, 1868. She was the daughter of Harriet Blackler.

David M. Nicol came with his parents to Mitchell County in the northeastern part of Iowa, settling with them in Stacyville. On August 2, 1862, at 19 years of age, he joined the Union Army, mustering in as a private with Co. K, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. During the war, he contracted malaria on a mission to escort Confederate prisoners from Vicksburg, Mississippi. By the end of the war, David had risen in rank to corporal.


Celene Nicol Eliason of Nora Springs, Mitchell County, Iowa, sent us the following passage taken from The History of Mitchell County, 1883 and published shortly thereafter. (Celene is the great-granddaughter of William R. Nicol, cousin to David M. Nicol.)

"David M. Nicol, farmer, has been a resident of Union township since the spring of 1862, when he settled on section 35 where he still lives. He was born in the state of New York, July 31, 1843, and left his native place May 6, 1861, when he settled at Stacyville and remained one year. He enlisted Aug. 2, 1862, in company K, 27th regiment, Iowa Volunteers, and was in the service three years. On being mustered in at Dubuque, he went to Fort Snelling, Minn., where the regiment remained six weeks, going thence to Cairo, Ill. and Memphis, Tenn., where he boarded a transport for Vicksburg to exchange prisoners. The regiment went into winter quarters at Jackson, Tenn., and the spring of 1863 Mr. Nicol with regiment was detailed as parole guard until August, when they were sent to Helena, and afterwards to Little Rock in September, 1863. In 1864 he went to Meridian, Miss., and aided in destroying sixty miles of railroad. He was with General Banks in the Red River Expedition, and with General Smith through Missouri. He was in the two days fight at Nashville, Tenn., with General Thomas against General Hood, followed the latter to Eastport. In the spring of 1865, they went to New Orleans, thence to Mobile and were at the taking of Forts Blakely and Spanish [Fort]. The regiment was discharged at Clinton, Iowa, August 16, 1865. Mr. Nicol was married to Mary Blackler, November 26, 1868. She is a native of England, born February 26, 1838. They have four children--Frank T., Albert J., Ivy E. and Mary E. Mr. Nicol owns 400 acres of first class land, and is now engaged in raising stock."

After the war, David married Mary Blackler who had emigrated from England in 1850. They had two sons, Frank Taylor and John Albert. Their two daughters, Ivy Estella and Edna Mary, died at 15 years and 23 years of age, respectively. We have been told by Midge Nicol, wife of Donald D. Nicol, that Edna died of a ruptured appendix. She was a graceful young woman with delicate features and sandy brown hair like her father's. In an 1899 letter from Robert H. Nicol, (Robert B. Nicol's son) to his half-sister, Bessie Nicol, he describes Edna. "You will like Edna. She is a sweet little girl and very pretty, and she plays and sings nicely." Albert John, their brother, in tribute to his sisters, named his first-born daughter Edna Mary and gave Ruby, his third daughter, Ivy's middle name, Estella.

David and Mary Blackler Nicol moved to California in 1906 and sometime after that move were divorced. Mary went to live with her son, Frank T. Nicol. David lived in Los Angeles in a boarding home. He is buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA and Mary is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, CA.

1850 Census: Mentz, Cayuga County, New York: William Nichols (age 47, born Scotland), Margaret Nichols (age 42, born Scotland), Elizabeth Nichols (age 21, born New York), William Nichols (age 19, born New York), Robert Nichols (age 19, born New York), Margaret Nichols (age 19, born New York), John Nichols (age 14, born New York), Catherine Nichols (age 12, born New York), James Nichols (age 9, born New York), David Nichols (age 7, born New York), and Clark Nichols (age 3, born New York).

1860 Census: De Kalb, Saint Lawrence, New York: William Nichols (age 57, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret Nichols (age 52, born Scotland), James Nichols (age 19, born New York), David Nichols (age 17, born New York) Clark Nichols (age 13, born New York) and Martha Nichols (age 9, born New York).

1870 Census: Union, Mitchell County, Iowa: David Nicol (age 26, farmer, born NY), Mary Nicol (age 29, born England), Frank Nicol (age 2/12, born Iowa). Two houses over was William Nicol (age 67, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret Nicol (age 61, born Scotland), Clark Nicol (age 23, farmer, born NY), and Martha Nicol (age 19, born NY).

1880 Census: Union, Mitchell County, Iowa: David M. Nicol (age 36, farmer, born New York State), wife Mary Nicol (age 42, born England), son Frank Nicol (age 10, born Iowa), son Albert Nicol (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Fay E. Nicol (age 6, born Iowa) and son Edmund Nicol (age 3, born Iowa). (Note: some of the family trees list Edmund, but they say born 1877. Edna was born Sept. 1877. I wonder if this should have been her???).

1885 Iowa State Census: Union, Mitchell County, Iowa: David M. Nicol (Township 100, Range 17, section 35, NW, age 41, farmer, born New York), Mary Nicol (age 46, born England), Frank Nicol (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Albert Nicol (age 13, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Iva Nicol (age 11, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Edna Nicol (age 7, born Mitchell County, Iowa) William Nichol (age 81 and Margerette Nicol (age 77 lived a few houses over).

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: David M. Nicol (born July 1843, age 56, married 31 years, born New York, Landlord?), wife Mary Nicol (born Feb. 1838, age 62, married 31 years, 4 children born 3 still living, born England), daughter Edna Nicol (born Sept. 1877, age 22, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles County, California: Roomer David M. Nicol (age 66. divorced, born New York, Retired). He was living a group of other roomers.

Mary Blackler Nicol (b. February 26, 1838, in England) d. April 10, 1920, in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Mother: Harriet Blackler.

1920 Census: Los Angeles Assembly District 73, Los Angeles County, California: David M. Nicol (age 76, widowed, born New York),

David M. Nicol died March 29, 1922, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Section N, Grave RW 29S.

Children of David M. Nicol and Mary Blackler:

  1. Frank Taylor Nicol b. May 5, 1870, in Mitchell County, Iowa d. February 13, 1948, in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Spouses: Anna Amelia Groth, Cora Alma Smith, Blanch LaFern Cryder.
  2. Albert John Nicol b. May 14, 1871, in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa m. December 26, 1900, to Anna Martinson d. June 24, 1952, in Milford, Iowa, Dickinson County, Iowa. Spouse: Anna Martinson.
  3. Ivy Estella Nicol b. October 24, 1873, in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa d. July 01, 1888, in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa.
  4. Edna Mary Nicol b. September 18, 1877, in Mitchell County, Iowa d. (burst appendix) August 06, 1900, in Stacyville, Iowa.

Olson, Thomas H. He was born Jan 12, 1848 in Norway. He married Lucy A. Stoner about 1873 in Minnesota. She was the daughter of Samuel Stoner (Aug. 6, 1828 - Apr. 10, 1896) and Britta (Pehrsdotter)Thompson (Sept. 24, 1832 - May 14, 1922)

Thomas Olson The image of Thomas Olson was found here.

1870 Census: Leon, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Thomas Olson (age 23, farmer laborer, born Norway.

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Edward, Kandiyohi Co., Minnesota: Thomas H. Olson (age 26, born Norway), Lucy Olson (age 19, born Wis.) Freddie W. Olson (age 0, born Minnesota).

1880 Census: Edwards, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota: Thomas Olson (age 31, farmer, born Norway), wife Lucy Olson (age 25, born Wisconsin), son Freddy Olson (age 5, born Minnesota) and son Earnest Olson (age 3, born Minnesota).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Edward, Kandiyohi Co., Minnesota: T. H. Olson (age 36, born Norway), Lucy Olson (age 30, born Wis.) Fred W. Olson (age 10, born Minn) and E. R. Olson (age 8, born Minn.)

1890 Veterans Census: Kandiyohi, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota: Thos H. Olson (Alias Thomas Oleson), Rank: Corporal. Company K. Name of Regiment: 27 Iowa Volunteer. Date of Enlistment: Aug. 8, 1862. Date of Discharge: Aug 8, 1854, Length of Service: 3 years, Post Office Address: Willmar, Minn.).

1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Thomas H. Olson (age 47, born Norway, Resident of State 24 years, Resident of District 20 years, farmer, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion), Lucy Olson (age 39, born Wis), Fred Olson (age 20, born Minnesota), Ernest Olson (age 18, born Minnesota).

1900 Census: Edwards, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota: Thos. H. Olson (Born Jan 1848, age 52, married 26 years, born Norway, immigrated 1852, In US 48 years, Naturalized, farmer), wife Lucia A. Olson (born April 1855, age 45, married 26 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin) son Fred W. Olson (born Aug. 1874, age 25, born Minnesota) and son Ernest R. Olson (born Aug. 1876, age 23, born Wisconsin).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Wilmar Ward 2, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota: Thomas Olson (Trott Avenue, 6 St. age 57, born Norway, Retired Farmer, Sold. Civil War) Lucy A. Olson (age 50, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census: Wilmar Ward 2, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota: Thomas H. Olson (age 62, married 1 time for 37 years, born Norway, immigrated 1855, own income), wife Lucy A. Olson (age 55, married 1 time for 37 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin).

Thomas H. Olson died Aug. 15, 1911. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Wilmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.

His widow Lucy A. Olson filed for a pension on Aug 24, 1911 in Minnesota.

Lucy A. (Stoner) Olson (born Apr. 20, 1855) died Aug. 3, 1930. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Wilmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.

Children of Thomas Olson and Lucy Stoner:

  1. Fred Walter Olson, b. Aug. 17, 1874, MN; d. Feb. 16, 1938 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  2. Ernest Roy Olson, b. August 28, 1876, MN; d. August 10, 1958 in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.

Pelton, Daniel Roe He was born May 19, 1844 in Greene, Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Ira C. Pelton (June 22, 1807 - Feb 10, 1879?) and Charlotte G. Rowe (1810 - ?). He married Catharine A. Valentine on Feb. 24, 1864 in Plattsville, Grant County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Richard and Catherine Valentine.

1850 Census: Green, Erie County, Pennsylvania: Ira C. Pelton, (age 42, farmer, born Massachusetts), Charlotte G. Pelton, (age 40, born New York), Edmin C. Pelton, (age 17, farmer, born NY), A. H. Pelton, (age 15, farmer, born NY), Mary O. Pelton, (age 11, born NY), Milo S. Pelton, (age 9, born Penn.), Daniel R. Pelton, (age 6, born Penn)

1860 Census, Burr Oak, Mitchell County Iowa (Note: there was an 1860 Iowa State Census that said Stacyville instead of Burr Oak): Ira C. Pelton, (age 53, farmer, born Massachusetts), Charlotte G. Pelton, (age 50, born New York), Milo S. Pelton, (age 20, farmer, born Penn), Daniel R. Pelton, (age 16, farmer, born Penn), Albert H. Pelton, (age 25, farmer, born New York),

1880 Census, District 228, De Witt, Saline County, Nebraska: Pelton, D. Roe, (age 36, doctor, born Penn), wife Catherine Pelton, (age 31, born Conn), son Frank E. Pelton (age 10, born Nebraska), daughter Amy M. Pelton (age 1, born Nebraska).

1885 Nebraska State Census: Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska: D. R. Pelton (age 41, physician, born Pennsylvania), wife Catherine Pelton (age 36, born Connecticut), son Frank Pelton (age 14, born Nebraska) and daughter Amy Pelton (age 6, born Nebraska).

1895 Kansas State Census, Topeka Wards 3 and F, Shawnee County, Kansas: D. R. Pelton (age 50, born Penn., from Nebraska to Kansas, Doctor, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States. State: Iowa, Company K, Regiment: 27, Inf.), C. A. Pelton, (age 45, female, born Conn.), Amy M. Pelton (age 16, born Neb.), Homer D. Pelton (age 4, born Kansas)

Daniel R. Pelton died Nov. 4, 1896 and is buried in Topeka Cemetery, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804 - 1929: Name: D. R. Pelton. Death Date: Nov. 4, 1896. Death Place: Topeka, KS. Type of Practice: Allopath. Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk; Univ. of Iowa Medical Dept., 1875 (G). JAMA Citation: 27: 1169.

His widow Katie Pelton filed for a pension on Nov. 16, 1896 in Kansas.

1900 Census: Topeka Ward 3, Shawnee County, Kansas: Catherine Pelton (born May 1845, age 51, widowed, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Connecticut), daughter Amy M. Pelton (born July 1878, age 21, born Nebraska), son Homer R. Pelton (born May 1890, age 10, born Kansas).

Past and Present of Saunders County Nebraska, 1915
CHAPTER XV

THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF SAUNDERS COUNTY

In this enlightened age of medical science one regards the early doctor as one who had little knowledge of the profession, one who applied the home remedies of calomel, castor oil and blue pill for every ill and one who wielded the lancet with indiscrimination. However one regards the early physician there must be taken into account the times in which he worked, in other words, the knowledge of medicine and surgery which then existed in the world. Secondly, there were the physical conditions he endured; thirdly, the diseases among the settlers were distinctive; and, lastly, the remedies and antidotes at the command of the doctor were scarce and, many times, not proper for the illness for which they were administered.

In the matter of medical knowledge in those early days, little or nothing was known compared with the present status of the science. In fact, medical knowledge has made more rapid strides in the last two decades than in the last century. In the early days of this state and county the doctors had strong faith in the use of the lancet, believing that by letting a copious amount of blood from the patient, the object of which was to destroy the tenement of the disease, a cure could be effected. Then there was the Spanish fly blister which was applied for all sorts of ills; there were blue pills and calomel as the universal internal remedies. During the patient's convalescent period, if such a period were ever reached, gamboge, castor oil and senna were administered in generous portions in order to work out of the system the effects of the initial course of treatment.

It would be difficult to describe in limited space just how far the step has been taken from those early theories to those of the present day. A glance at the daily newspapers and magazines will prove by numerous instances the wonderful cures being accomplished today, both in medicine and surgery. Operations upon the heart, upon the brain, and upon the other delicate and vital organs of the body are becoming of daily occurrence, whereas a quarter century ago these practices would have been ridiculed. Nor does the doctor need the splendidly equipped operating room for this work. Weekly the news filters through the censors of some remarkable operation performed in the war zone of Europe; of how some daring work upon the part of a military physician had saved the soldier's life; perhaps with the ground as the operating table and but a few simple instruments -- and no anesthetic.

The day of serums has arrived, and with anti-toxins and toxins, the disease is in many cases throttled in its inception. The present day doctor recognizes the transcendency of Nature, the greatest doctor of all, and he prefers to assist this unseen power rather than work independent of it.

The physical conditions the early doctor endured is another argument in his favor. There were no roads, bridges, and, in many places, not even a marked path of travel. His trips were made on horseback or afoot, through intense blizzards, soaking rains, bitter cold, and in the teeth of the winds which swept across the prairie. Sleep was something he obtained at odd times. In reward for this service he received a very meager fee and in the majority of cases, nothing, for the settlers as a class were poor. Then again he would receive his pay in potatoes, apples, flour or whatever commodity the pioneer could most conveniently give him.

The diseases common to the first settlers were distinctive. The rough life and exposures which were common to them did not permit entrance to the many ills and pains attendant upon civilization and large urban communities. Fevers and ague, with an occasional stomach ache, were nearly all the ills they bore. Accidents required the use of wooden splints and, of course, the physician needed a knowledge of obstetrics, though the pioneer mother often endured the birth of her child without medical assistance. When sickness broke in the family the doctor was called if within distance, but if not, the stock of simple remedies in every cabin was put to use. If it were nothing more than a cold among the children the application of hot lard or bacon rind and the internal use of quinine or onion juice completed the treatment. Sweat powders were also taken frequently.

THE FIRST DOCTORS

Dr. T. A. Bunnell at Ashland was perhaps the first physician in the county, but was closely followed by Dr. William McClung. Dr. R. B. Morton was the pioneer physician of Wahoo, also the first proprietor of a drug store in that town. Doctor Marsh was the first doctor at Yutan. Doctor Hall came first to Mead. Other physicians and the date of their registration are as follows: M. W. Stone, May 30,1881, at Wahoo; Ira G. Stone, May 31, 1881, Wahoo; Robert Bruce Morton, May 31, 1881, Wahoo; Elijah T. Cassell, June 2, 1881, Ashland; Richard Gray, June 2, 1881, Ashland; Alex S. V. Mansfelde, June 2, 1881, Ashland; Edwin M. Park, June 2, 1881, Ashland; Daniel R. Pelton, September 23, 1882; Wahoo; George W. Meredith, December 16, 1882, Ashland; Alice E. Huff, October 9, 1884, Ashland; Magnus Youngstedt, July 6, 1885, Wahoo; P. L. Hall, August 3, 1885, Mead; Russell D. Bush, November 5, 1885, Ceresco (Doctor Bush was the father of Pauline Bush, the noted motion picture actress); Andrew E. Stuart, July 20, 1886, Cedar Bluff's, and was the first physician in this locality; John C. F. Bush, September 24, 1886, Wahoo,; Charles T. Kirkpatrick, May 5, 1888, Ashland; Alex E. Jenks, October 8, 1888, Yutan; F. E. Way, November 10, 1890, Wahoo; James F. Morning, April 20, 1891, Yutan, now in Denver; C. F. Kirkpatrick, December 11, 1891, Ashland; J. D. Guttery, February 9, 1892, Valparaiso; P. E. T. Anderson, September 25, 1893, Wahoo; F. E. Stephens, January 14, 1896, Yutan; Mary A. Quincy, May 7, 1896, Memphis. This comprises the list of early physicians as accurate as possible. Medical records give the name of hundreds of doctors who have practiced in Saunders County, the most of them for a day, a week or a month. Then there are names of doctors missing and these have to be supplied from memory, which at best is treacherous as a permanent and accurate record.


Penney, Albert Ramsey He was born April 13, 1841 in Overmoigne, Dorset, England. He was the son of William Penney (July 4, 1798 - July 12, 1872) and Elizabeth Garland/Garmano (May 9, 1801 - Apr 8, 1878). He married Lydia White on Aug. 21, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa.. She was the daughter of David B. White (May 22, 1806 - Sept. 19, 1897) and Lucy Hollister Warner (Jan 27, 1814 - Jan 27, 1899). Two of her brothers Martin White and Marvin White also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

Alfred E and Lydia Penney Photo of Alfred and Lydia (his first wife), from Standard Historical Atlas of Mitchell County, Iowa, 1911. Found on Find a Grave.

Alfred Ramsey Penney was born April 13, 1841 in Overmoigne, Dorset, England, the son of William and Elizabeth Garland Penney. He died May 14, 1923, at Yakima, Washington. Burial was in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washington.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1845 his parents moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, near their two sons Robert and Arthur who had come the year before. In 1855 a son, Charles, visited Iowa and selected 1000 acres of rich farm land on the banks of the little Cedar near Stacyville, Iowa. In the spring of 1856 the rest of the family came to Iowa.

Alfred enlisted in company K, 27th Iowa Volunteers, August. 13, 1862, and was a sergeant in the company. The regiment went into the camp of instruction at Dubuque, Iowa, and from thence to the Indian war in Minnesota. Late in the fall it was ordered to Memphis, Tennessee, and became a part of the 16th army corps.

In the fall of 1864, a part of the corps was sent to St. Louis, Missouri, to assist in repelling the Rebel force under Price. In a few days his command was sent down toward Pilot Knob, to assist General Ewing in that quarter, but the railroad being torn up could not get there in time, and while stopping at Mineral Point, Missouri, Mr. Penney had a hand to hand encounter with a guerilla, in which he was badly wounded, having been severely stabbed in the throat, which came near proving fatal. He kept up the fight until relief came, and the foe was secured and buried the next day at De Soto, Missouri.

August 21, 1866 he married Lydia White, daughter of David and Lucy Hollister Warner White. She died January 4, 1914. He married Sarah J. Barnes September 13, 1914 in Yakima, Washington.

At Stacyville, Alfred was a merchant. In 1876 he and his brother embarked in trade under the style of J. & A. Penney. Their co-partnership ended in 1880 since which date Alfred became sole proprietor.

April 2, 1900, a group of nine men met to elect the first mayor and city council of the newly incorporated town called Stacyville. At that first city council meeting S. B. French, a notary public, administrated the oaths of office to councilmen. Alfred Penney made the motion that the town "shall be known as Stacyville." (Homer Stacy, had named the town after himself, several decades before.)

Children: Grace P (Thomas) Durant, Viette I Allen, Jessie (Charles) Schoonover, David (Died in infancy) Mabel (Lenox) Ward, Blanche (Died in infancy) Alfred E. Penney, Dr. Ralph Eugene Penney, Florence Clare (Mrs. Cotton, but at the time of her mother's death she was listed as Florence Penney)

Besides Alfred, other children of William and Elizabeth were: Robert, George, Arthur, Susan, Charles, Frank, William, John, and Henry.

Sources: History of Stacyville, Iowa, 1856-2006, Mitchell County History, 1989, History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884, Iowa Legislature form for members of Legislature

Alfred Penney, merchant, has been engaged in his present business since 1876, when he and his brother embarked in trade under the style of J. & A. Penney. Their co-partnership ended in 1880 since which date Alfred has been sole proprietor. Mr. Penney was born in England, April 13, 1841. In 1845 his parents came to America, landing at Quebec, going thence to Kingston. After a brief stay there they went to Salem, Kenosha Co., Wis., where Mr. Penney lived until 1856, in which year he came to Mitchell county and located in Liberty township. There he resided until March 24, 1876, when he came to Stacyville.

Mr. Penney enlisted in company K, 27th Iowa Volunteers, Aug. 13, 1862, and was a sergeant in the company. The regiment went into the camp of instruction at Dubuque, Iowa, and from thence to the Indian war in Minnesota. Late in the fall it was ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and became a part of the 16th army corps. In the fall of 1864, a part of the corps was sent to St. Louis, Mo., to assist in repelling the Rebel force under Price. In a few days his command was sent down toward Pilot Knob, Mo., to assist Gen. Ewing in that quarter, but the railroad being torn up could not get there in time, and while stopping at Mineral Point, Mo., Mr. Penney had a hand to hand encounter with a guerilla. in which he was badly wounded, having been severely stabbed in the throat, which came near proving fatal. He kept up the fight until relief came, and the foe was secured and buried the next day at De Soto, Mo.

Mr. Penney was married to Lydia White, Aug. 21, 1866. She was born in Erie Co., Penn., Aug. 21, 1844. The family includes six children – Grace, Viette, Jessie, Mabel, Alfred E., and an infant. Mr. And Mrs. Penney are members of the M. E. Church.

History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884, page 511 (Stacyville Township)

(Contributed by Gordon Felland, May 2003)

From History of Mitchell County, Iowa (1989), p. 198:

"The building in which Hatten & Sons is located on North Broad in Stacyville was built by Joe and Alfred Penney in 1876 and used for a general merchandise store. In 1880 Alfred Penney become sole owner. He sold it to Joseph Falk who operated a general merchandise store there for 45 years." The building was still in use as a Maytag and GE appliance store, with the owners offering plumbing, heating, air conditioning, etc., in 1989, 113 years later.


History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884, page 511 (Stacyville Township)

"Alfred Penney, merchant, has been engaged in his present business since 1876, when he and his brother embarked in trade under the style of J. & A. Penney. Their co-partnership ended in 1880 since which date Alfred has been sole proprietor. [The History of Staceyville, Iowa, 1856-2006, p. 13 states "In 1880 Alfred Penney became the sole owner of a general merchandise store which he and Joe Penney had built in 1876. In 2005 this building still stands on the northeast corner of Main and Broad Streets." p.21: "H .H. Stehn's store, which was opened in 1901 after Mr. Stehn bought out Alfred Penney, sold clothing, dry goods, groceries, notions and caps."] Mr. Penney was born in England, April 13, 1841. In 1845 his parents came to America, landing at Quebec, going thence to Kingston. After a brief stay there they went to Salem, Kenosha Co., Wis., where Mr. Penney lived until 1856, in which year he came to Mitchell county and located in Liberty township. There he resided until March 24, 1876, when he came to Stacyville.


History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884. Pg. 511

The Creamery business was located in Mona, Mitchell County, IA. It began as a partnership between brothers Alfred and Frank, but in 1880 Frank withdrew and Alfred remained sole proprietor.


History of Stacyville, p. 20:

" And on December 13, 1900 this accident was reported in the local newspaper: 'Pete Fuller's team took a merry little run with a wagon from Alfred Penney's barn down to Main Street in front of the M.E. Church last Monday. An effort to go on both sides of Dr. Brown's sign resulted disastrously to both wagon and the sign post.' "


Immigration 1: 1845, Quebec, to Kingston, to Salem, WI
Immigration 2: 1856, From Salem, WI to Mitchell Co., IA
Military service: 13 Aug 1862, Enlistment in Company K, 27th Iowa Vol. Infantry
Occupation 1: Bet. 1876 - 1884, Co-owner, J & A Penney, dry goods
Occupation 2: 12 Jul 1870, Farmer, Liberty Twp., Mitchell Co., IA
Occupation 3: 04 Jun 1900, General merchant, Stacyville, Mitchell Co., IA
Occupation 4: 08 May 1910, Farmer
Public Service: Iowa State Legislature
Religion: M.E. (Methodist) Church
Relocation: 1901, to North Yakima, WA
Residence: 08 May 1910, Upper Naches, Yakima Co., WA

1850 Census: Salem, Kenosha County, Wisconsin: William Penney (age 52, farmer, born England), Elizabeth Penney (age 48, born England), Arthur Penney (age 27, farmer, born England), Susan Penney (age 17, born England), Charles Penney (age 16, born England), Franklin Penney (age 14, born England), William Penney (age 12, born England), John Penney (age 10, born England), Alfred Penney (age 8, born England) and Henry Penney (age 6, born England).

1856 Iowa State Census, Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Garland (age 24, laborer, born Eng), William Penney (age 59, laborer, born Eng), Elizabeth Penney (age 45, born Eng), Frank Penney (age 21, born Eng.), William Penny (age 19, born Eng.), John Penney, (age 17, laborer, born Eng), Alfred Penney (age 15, born Eng), Henry Penney (age 13, born Eng. (Note: William, Elizabeth, Frank and William were listed on the bottom of page 603. John, Alfred and Henry were listed on the top of page 608. There was a Dier family listed with them. I could not tell if this was a scanning error, or if they were in separate households at that time).

1860 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Penney (age 63, farmer, born Dorsett, England), Elizabeth Penney (age 60, born Dorsett, England), John Penney (age 29, born Dorsett, England), Alfred R. Penney (age 19, farmer, born Dorsett, England), Henry Penney (age 17, born Dorsett, England), and Emily A. Penney (age 9, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census: Liberty, Mitchell County, Iowa: Alfred Penney (age 29, farmer, born England), Lydia Penney (age 26, born Pennsylvania), Grace Penney (age 3, born Iowa) and Viette Penney (age 10/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Alfred Penney (age 39, Dealer in General Merchandise, born England), wife Lydia Penney (age 36, born Pennsylvania), daughter Grace Penney (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Viette Penney (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Jessie Penney (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Mabel Penney (age 4, born Iowa), daughter Estelle Penney (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Alfred Penney (age 43, Merchant, born England), Lydia Penney (age 42, born Penn), Grace Penney (age 19, born Iowa), Viette Penney (age 15, born Iowa), Jessie Penney (age 13, born Iowa), Mabel Penney (age 9, born Iowa), Alfred Edw. Penney (age 4, born Iowa), Ralph Eugene Penney (age 1, born Iowa) and Harvey A. Penney (age 23, born Iowa.

ALFRED R. PENNEY Born in England, April 13, 1841. In 1845 his parents came to America, landing at Quebec, going thence to Kingston. After a brief stay there they went to Salem, Kenosha Co., Wis., where Mr. Penney lived until 1856, in which year he came to Mitchell county and located in Liberty township. There he resided until March 24, 1876, when he came to Stacyville. Mr. Penney enlisted in company K, 27th Iowa Volunteers, August 13, 1862, and was a sergeant in the company.

Mr. Penney was married to Lydia White, August 21, 1866. She was born in Erie Co., Penn., Aug. 21, 1844. Mr. Penney was elected to represent Mitchell county in Twenty-fourth General Assembly, 1892. He was a republican in politics.

Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa

1900 Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Alfred Penney (born Apr. 1841, age 59, married 33 years, born England, immigrated 1845, in US 55 years, Naturalized, General Merchant), wife Lydia W. Penney (born Aug, 1843, age 56, married 33 years, 10 children born, 7 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Viette P. Rolfe (born Aug. 1869, age 30, widowed, 0 children born, born Iowa), daughter Mabel Penney (born June 1875, age 24, born Iowa), son Alfred E. Penney (born Feb. 1881, age 19, born Iowa), son Ralph Penney (born July 1882, age 16, born Iowa), daughter Florence Penney (born Oct. 1888, age 11, born Iowa).

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Penny of Stacyvile drove into town last Saturday evening for a pleasant three days' stay with their daughter Mrs. Prof. Ward. Mr. Penny is a leading merchant of Stacyville and a leading citizen of Mitchell county. He was a volunteer soldier of the gallant 27th Iowa, and will bear to his grave (a great many years hence, we trust) the marks of a hand to hand encounter with a murderous guerilla who slashed him in the throat inflicting a wound which would have killed most any other man. Mr. guerilla was buried the next day without military honors.

Worth County Index, July 11, 1901

DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION ~ State of Washington, County of Yakima. On this Third day of September A.D. one thousand nine hundred and four personally appeared before me a Clerk of Superior court within and for the county and State aforesaid, ALFRED PENNEY, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 63 years of age and a resident of North Yakima county of Yakima State of Washington and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at Staceyville, Mitchell Co., Iowa under the name of Alfred Penny on the 12th day of Aug. 1862 as a private, Co. K, 27th Iowa Vol Inf., served as Sergeant in the service of the United States in the war of the rebellion and served at least ninety days and was honorable discharged at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis on the 27th day of May 1865. That he also served as warden of Ward I after partial recovery from wound received in recapture of Shelby Cole (the noted guerilla) at MINERAL POINT, Mo. Was treated in Ward C, Jeff. Dk. St. Louis. Recapture of Cole occurred at BIG RIVER BRIDGE on Iron Mt. R.R. Sept. 1864.

From: Jeff Schoonover

Hon. Alfred Penney and wife, from the vicinity of North Yakima, Washington, arrived Friday morning for a visit with their daughters, Mrs. Durant and Miss Florence Penney, being attracted at this particular time by the Sumner High School commencement, Miss Florence being one of the graduates.

Mr. Penney is also interested in the silver anniversary commencement of the Upper Iowa University at Fayette, as he was one of the original students of that school, though not a graduate. After he had attended a year he stopped for a while to teach. Then the war broke out, and he enlisted in the 27th Iowa. After the war, owing to circumstances, he did not resume collegiate studies, but has always had a sympathetic interest In the U.I.U.

The writer knew Mr. Penney when he was the leading merchant in Stacyville, Iowa, and when he was state representative from Mitchell County, and enjoyed a chat with him soon after his arrival in Sumner. He moved to Washington seven years ago and bought a ranch, and helped encourage the building of a shortline railroad up the valley, and as a reward for his public spirit the railroad located the terminus on his land, so that he was enabled to lay out a town site and dispose of same at satisfactory figures.

Sumner Gazette, Thursday, May 28, 1908, Sumner, Iowa

1910 Census: Upper Naches, Yakima County, Washington: Alfred Penney (age 69, married 1 time for 44 years, born England, immigrated 1845, farmer, general farm), wife Lydia Penney (age 66, married 1 time for 44 years, 10 children born, 7 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Florence Penney (age 21, born Iowa), son-in-law Chas. W. Schoonover (age 36, married 1 time 13 years, born Iowa), daughter Jessie Schoonover (age 38, married 1 time for 13 years, 3 children born, 3 still living born Iowa), granddaughter Maryjane Schoonover (age 12, born Iowa), granddaughter Agnes Schoonover (age 9, born Iowa) and granddaughter Florence Schoonover (age 7, born Washington) (NOTE: the name Schoonover had a large ink spot over it and was unreadable on the census. I got the name from a family tree.),

Lydia (White) Penney (born Aug. 21, 1843) died Jan 4, 1914. She is buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

DEATH OF MRS. ALFRED PENNEY

Former Stacyville Lady Died at the Home of Daughter In North Yakima Jan. 4th.

The friends of the Alfred Penney family will be grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Penney, which occurred on Sunday, January 4th, at North Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Penney was a sister of Ed White of this city and was well known to many NEWS readers. The following is from the Yakima Independent.

The funeral of Mrs. Lydia W. Penney was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Lenox Ward, 310 North First street, Rev. Frank Healey, pastor of the church at Naches, officiating. The interment was at Tahoma cemetery.

The death occurred Sunday morning at the Ward residence following an illness of long standing.

The deceased was the wife of Alfred Penney of Naches City, and leaves a family of seven children, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral. The five daughters are Mrs. Grace Durant of Sumner, Iowa; Mrs Viette Allen, Mrs. Jessie Schoonover and Miss Florence Penney of Naches City and Mrs. Mabel Ward of North Yakima.

The sons are Alfred E. Penney of Naches City and Dr. Ralph E. Penney of North Yakima. M. H. White, a brother residing in Spokane, was at the funeral.

The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, on August 21, 1843. Her father was David White and her mother Lucy Hollister Warner White. The family moved to Stacyville, Iowa, in 1860, and she was married to Alfred Penney in 1866. She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom survive her.

The family moved to their present home in Naches valley in 1901, and the site of Naches City is on the home farm.

[Osage News]

Alfred Penney married Sarah J. Barnes on Sept. 13, 1914 in Yakima County, Washington.

1920 Census: Sumner, Bremer County, Iowa: Thomas J. Durant (age 54, born Iowa), wife Grace Durant (age 52, born Iowa), son Alfred Penney Durant (age 13, born Iowa), Father-in-Law Alfred Penney (age 78, born England), Mother in Law Sarah J. Penney (age 78, born Illinois.

Alfred Penney died May 14, 1923 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington

Obituary found on Find a Grave

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES

Alfred Penney Owned Land In Valley Now Known as Community of Naches City

An 82 year old civil war veteran and old-time resident of the valley, Alfred Penney, died in St. Elizabeth's Hospital last night at 9:25 o'clock.

He was a member of the G.A.R. and belonged to company K of the twenty-seventh Iowa infantry regiment.

Penney moved to the valley in 1901 and bought the farm where Naches City is now.

He is survived by six children: Mrs. T. J. Durant of Sumner, Iowa; Jessie Schoonover of Buler, Washington; Mrs. J. Lenox Ward, Mrs. Florence Cotton of Naches; Alfred E. Penney of Naches, and Dr. R. E. Penney of Rosemary, Alberta, formerly of Yakima.

Mr. Penney has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. J. Lenox Ward at 620 Queen Avenue.

[Yakima Daily Republic, Tuesday, May 15, 1923]


Peterson, Holden He was born in 1831 in Norway.

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Holden Peterson (age 29, farmer, born Norway), Anna Peterson (age 47, born Norway), John Johnson (age 19, born Norway), Nels Peterson (age 16, farmer, born Norway), Thomas Peterson (age 12, born Norway), Martha Peterson (age 14, born Norway) and Mary Peterson (age 10, born Wisconsin). (This was the only Holden Peterson I was able to find in the census records. He is the right age and in the right county, so it is most likely him.)

1860 Agriculture Census, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Holden Peterson (32 improved acres, 140 unimproved acres, Cash Value of farm: 1500, Value of farming implements and Machinery: 65, 9 horses, 3 milk cows, 4 other cows, value of livestock: 400, Bushels of Wheat: 160, bushels of Indian Corn: 150, Bushels of Corn: 38.

Holden Peterson died Nov. 16, 1904 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Holden Petersen, 1831-1904, Mitchell County, Iowa

The old soldiers are rapidly passing away. In increasing numbers they are answering the last roll call, and are being mustered out of service on earth. Mr. Holden Petersen, well known in West Mitchell, has gone to join the "great majority."

He was born in rugged Norway in 1831, and after traveling about the world more or less, died at the home of his nephew, Martin Maakstead, eight miles west of Mitchell, Wednesday morning Nov. 16, 1904.

He came to America in 1854 and lived a number of years in Illinois and Iowa. In eight years from the time of his immigration he was fighting for the defense of the land of his adoption. He became a member of Co. K., 27th Iowa Infantry in the summer of '62 and served to the end of the war. Members of his company living in and near Mitchell served as pall bearers. At the close of the war the attractions of the Pacific Coast called him, and he spent several years in that locality. There his wife died. Since that time his life has been comparatively lonely, having no children,. A score of years were spent in Dakota, and twelve years ago he settled in West Mitchell, which was his home until his last sickness.

The funeral was held in the G.A.R. hall at Mitchell, Friday morning, November 18th.

The burial ritual was read by officers of the order, and a sermon was preached by Rev. A.A. Hallett, of the M.E. Church. The relatives and friends of the deceased in Cedar township were present, the Grand Army post and the Relief Corps, besides others who knew him in Mitchell. The children who knew him said, "He was a good man," and children are close observers, and often good judges. He was a member of the Lutheran church and died in full assurance of faith. Flowers for the funeral were provided by the Relief Corps.

Copyright 2005 - Marilyn Oconnor

Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commercial gain.

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Phillips, Joseph Abbott He was born Dec. 4, 1840 in Massachusetts. He was the son of Edward Phillips (July 25, 1790 - Sept. 25, 1857) and Mary Abbott (May 12, 1797 - ?) He married Emma A. Howe. She was the daughter of Edwin Howe and Pemalia Hatch. (information from her death record). Joseph's sister Almira Phillips married Henry Francis Tucker, who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Edward Phillips Jr. (age 60, painter, born Mass), Mary Phillips (age 53, born Mass), Ruth A. Phillips (age 25, born Mass.), Almira F. Phillips (age 20, born Mass.), Daniel W. Phillips (age 17, weaver, born Mass.), Thomas B. Phillips (age 15, born Mass), Henry C. Phillips (age 12, born Mass.), Joseph A. Phillips (age 9, born Mass.). (They were living next door to Edward Phillips (age 83, born Mass.), Bethiah Phillips (age 83, born Mass), Mary Phillips (age 52, Hanah Phillips (age 49)

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Thomas Phillips (age 35, painter, born Mass), Cassie Phillips (age 31, born NY), Jenny Ellis (age 12, born Iowa), Cassia Phillips (age 2, born Iowa), Mary Phillips (age 1, born Iowa) and Joseph Phillips (age 30, painter, born Massachusetts).

1880 Census: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Jos. Borst, (age 51, born Massachusetts), Frances S. Borst (age 39, born Massachusetts), Minnie J. Borst (age 10, born Iowa), Jos. A. Phillips (age 39, Painter, born Massachusetts), Emma A. Phillips (age 20, born Massachusetts), Mirtle H Phillips (age 1, born Iowa), Mother-in-Law Pamelia Howe (age 55, born Vermont), Edwin H. Howe (age 20, born Iowa), and Saul A. English (age 18, born Vermont)

1890 Veterans Census, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota: Joseph A. Phillips, Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Date of Enlistment: Aug. 9, 1862. Date of Discharge Aug. 9, 1865, Length of Service: 3 years, Post Office Address: 367 Magnolia, St. Paul, Minn.

1900 Census: St. Paul Ward 1, Ramsey County, Minnesota: Joseph A. Phillips (born Dec. 1840, age 59, married 23 years, born Mass. Painter, RR shops), wife Emma A. Phillips (born July 1849, age 50, married 23 years, 3 children born, 1 still living, born Mass.), daughter Ruth H. Philips (born Oct. 1889, age 10, born Minnesota)

1905 Minnesota State Census, St. Paul, Ward 10, Ramsey County, Minnesota: Joseph A. Phillip (169 Arch Street age 65, born Mass., GN RR Shop), Emma Phillip (169 Arch Street, Age 56, born Mass), Ruth Phillip (169 Arch Street, age 16, born St. Paul).

1910 Census: St. Paul Ward 1, Ramsey County, Minnesota: Joseph A. Philips (age 69, married 1 time for 31 years, born Massachusetts, painter, Steam Railroad), wife Emma A. Philips (age 60, married 1 time for 31 years, 3 children born, 1 still living, born Massachusetts), daughter Ruth H. Philips, age 19, born Minnesota, proof reader, Publishing Co.)

1920 Census: St. Paul Ward 11, Ramsey County, Minnesota; Julius A. Phillips (age 79, born Massachusetts, no occupation), wife Emma A. Phillips (age 70, born Massachusetts), daughter Ruth Phillips (age 30, born Minnesota, Proof Reader, Law Book Co.)

Joseph A. Phillips died May 1, 1921 at St. Paul, Minnesota (Pension Index Records).

Minnesota, Death Index, 1908 - 2002: Name: Joseph A. Phillips. Event Type: Death. Event Date: May 1, 1921. Event Place: Ramsey, Minnesota. Record Number: 326911. Certificate Number: 021870. Certificate Year: 1921. File Name: 021870. Affiliate Batch Identifier: NF152DO. Typed or Handwritten: H

His widow Emma A. Phillips filed for a pension on May 16, 1921 in Minnesota.

Emma A Phillips died Aug. 20, 1938 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Spouse's name: Joseph A. Phillips. Father's Name: Edwin Howe. Mother's Name: Permelia Hatch. (Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990),


Philpot, James He was born Nov. 4, 1833 in New Hampshire. He was the son of Hiram Philpot (July 6, 1789 - March 8, 1835) and Patience Wentworth (Sept. 12, 1798 - Dec. 19, 1876). He married Lorana Weeks on Mar 16, 1852. She was the daughter of John Weeks.

1850 Census: Rollinsford, Stafford, New Hampshire: Patience Philpot (age 52, born New Hampshire), Simon Philpot (age 32, farmer, born NH), Ichabod Philpot (age 25, born NH), Richard Philpot (age 20, born NH), James Philpot (age 17, born NH) and Henry Philpot (age 17, born NH).

1860 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: James Philpot (age 26, farmer, born New Hampshire), Lorene Philpot (age 27, born Maine, George Philpot (age 1, born Iowa) and Patience Philpot (age 62, born New Hampshire).

1870 Census: Parsonsfield, York County, Maine: James Philpot (age 42, farmer, born New Hampshire), Lorena Philpot (age 37, born Maine), George C. Philpot (age 11, born Iowa), Abba F. Philpot (age 9, born Iowa), Albert E. Philpot (age 7, born Iowa) and Patience Philpot (age 4, born Iowa). (Note: in 1870 Patience Philpot (age 75) was found in the household of Ichabod Philpot in Rollinsford, Strafford Co., NH.)

1880 Census: South Berwick, York County, Maine: James Philpot (age 46, farmer, born New Hampshire), wife Lorena B. Philpot (age 48, born Maine), son George Philpott (age 21, born Iowa), daughter Fannie A. Philpot (age 19, born Iowa) and son Albert E. Philpot (age 17, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census: South Berwick, York County, Maine: James Philpot, Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 15, 1862. Discharged May 8, 1865, Length of Service: 2 years, 8 months 23 days. Disability Incurred: Kidney Troubles.

Lorana (Weeks) Philpot (born Feb. 20, 1832), died June 8, 1892, and is buried in Old Town Cemetery, Rollinsford, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

James Philpot died Nov. 22, 1897. He is buried in Old Town Cemetery, Rollinsford, Strafford County, New Hampshire. Cause of his death - Abscess of prostrate

Children of James Philpot and Lorana Weeks:

  1. Clarence Philpot, born Aug. 1854, died Jan. 26, 1858
  2. Howard Philpot, born Aug. 1856, died Jan. 24, 1858
  3. Mary Philpot, born Feb. 1858, died Oct. 11, 1858
  4. George Philpot, born Dec. 17,1858
  5. Frances Abigail, born April 29, 1861; died Aug. 14, 1933
  6. Elmer Philpot, born May 24, 1863
  7. Patience Philpot, born about 1866

Piper, Horace Manson He was born May 11, 1844 in Parsonsfeld, York County, Maine. He was the son of Benjamin Piper, Jr ((Mar. 29, 1802 ) Dec. 23, 1881) and Nancy Sargent ( Apr. 9, 1809 - Jan 27, 1870). He married first Hannah Wedgewood Moore on Apr. 9, 1872. Horace M. Piper married 2nd Emma Mary Joy on Dec. 20, 1881 in Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa. The marriage record showed his parents as Benj. Piper and Nancy Sargent. Her parents were listed as B. C. Joy and Harriet A. Jones. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Benjamin Cartright Joy and Harrieta Alcina Jones.

1850 Census: Parsonsfeld, York County, Maine: Benj. Piper (age 48, farmer, born ME), Nancy Piper, (age 42, born ME), Lorenzo L. Piper (age 20, farmer, born ME), Joseph P. Piper (age 19, farmer, born ME), Charles A. Piper (age 16, farmer, born ME), Horace M. Piper (age 6, born ME) and Polly Perkins (age 66, born ME).

1860 Census: Parsonsfeld, York County, Maine: Benja. Piper (age 57, farmer, born ME), Nancy Piper (age 51, born ME), Horace M. Piper (age 16, farmer, born ME), Polly Perkins (age 77, born ME) and Emily L. Colomy (age 16, housekeeper, born N. H.).

1870 Census: Newfield, York County, Maine: Benjamin Piper (age 66, farmer, born Maine), Nancy Piper (age 60, born Maine), Horace M. Piper (age 25, house painter, born Maine).

Hannah Wedgewood Moore Piper (born Dec. 2, 1844, died May 30, 1879).

1880 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Lorenzo D. Piper (age 50, farmer, born Maine), wife Mary J. Piper (age 51, born Maine), brother Horace M. Piper (age 35, painter, born Maine), father G. C. Wallingford (age 81, born Maine), mother Mary R. Wallingford (age 83 born Maine).

1890 Veterans Census: Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota: Horace M. Piper (Private, Co. K. 27 Iowa Vol. Enlisted Feb. 25, 1864, Discharged May 25, 1865. Length of Service 1 year, 3 months. Post Office Address: Monticello, Minn).

1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota: Horace M. Piper (age 50, born Maine, resident of Minnesota for 16 years, 9 months. carpenter, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion), Emma M. Piper (age 34, born Iowa), Milo A. Piper (age 3, born Minnesota).

1900 Census, Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota: Horace M. Piper (born May 1845, age 55, married 18 years, born Maine, cook), wife Emma M. Piper (born Oct. 1862, born Iowa, 1 child born, 1 still living), son Milo A. Piper (born May 1892, age 8, born Minnesota).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Minneapolis Ward 3, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Horace Piper, (2306 (rear) Wash Avenue, age 61, born Maine, carpenter), Emma Piper (age 43, born Iowa) and Milo Piper (age 13, born Minnesota). It appears that they shared a house with Fred, Anna, and Lester Joy. The house number for the Pipers was 2306 (rear). The house number for the Joys was 2306 (over).

1910 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Horace M. Piper (age 65, married 2 times, currently married 29 years, born Maine, house carpenter), wife Emma M. Piper (age 48, married 1 time for 29 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), son Milo A. Piper (age 17, born Minnesota, house carpenter).

1915 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa; Horace M. Piper (age 70, County, Mitchell, Occupation: Retired), Extent of Education: Common 8, High School 2, can read and write, Birth Place: Maine. Value of farm or Home: $1200, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company K. Father born Maine, Mother born Maine. Lived in Iowa 19 years.

1920 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Horace M. Piper (age 75, born Maine), wife Emma M. Piper (age 58, born Iowa).

1925 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Horace Piper (age 80, born Maine, father Benjamin Piper, born Maine and Nancy Sargent, born Maine), wife Emma Piper (age 63, born Iowa, father Benjamin Joy, born Nantucket, mother Harriet Jones, born New York).

1930 Census: West Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Horace M. Piper (age 85, born Maine, veteran of Civil War), wife Emma M. Piper (age 68, born Iowa).

Horace M. Piper died Feb. 15, 1932 at Mitchell, Iowa. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.

MITCHELL UNION SOLDIER IS DEAD

Horace M. Piper, 88, Succumbs to Apoplexy; Masons Will Conduct Funeral Rites.

Mitchell, Ia. - Horace M. Piper, age 88, Civil war veteran, died at his home here Monday.

The funeral will be in charge of the Masonic lodge, probably Wednesday afternoon, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr. Piper was born in 1844, at South Parsonsfield, Me., and came to Iowa as a young man. He enlisted in Co. K, Twenty-seventh Iowa regiment, for service in the Civil War.

Death was due to apoplexy, with which he was stricken a week ago.

Surviving are the widow and a son, Milo, who came Sunday from Fullerton, Neb.

Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1932.

Mitchell County News
February 18, 1932

Horace M. Piper
Civil War Veteran
Died at Mitchell

Horace M. Piper, one of Mitchell county's few surviving Civil war veterans, passed away at his home at Mitchell, at noon Monday, following a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered about a week ago.

Mr. Piper was born in 1844 in Parsonsfield, Me., and came to Iowa in 1863 when a young man. (missing), here at Osage when the Civil war was declared, and served his country for fifteen months. He went through the war without receiving any wounds, and returned to Osage soon after being mustered out.

Mr. Piper's wife was Miss Emma Joy, a Mitchell young woman, and soon after their marriage they went to Monticello, Minn., where they lived until 1902. They returned then to Mitchell to make their home. They were parents of one son, Milo, who, with Mrs. Piper survives, and he and his wife came from Fullerton, Nebr., Sunday evening to be with his father in his last hours.

Funeral services were conducted by the Masonic lodge and burial was made in the Oak Grove cemetery at Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. Piper celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home last December, the 20th, and the occasion was (missing).

Research credit: Marilyn O'Connor

Inscription:
Civil War Veteran, Company K, 27th Iowa Infantry. Husband of Emma Piper.

His widow Emma M. Piper filed for pension on Mar. 8, 1932 in Iowa.

Emma (Joy) Piper (born Oct. 22, 1861) died in 1963. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Prime, John R. He was born July 1847 in New York. He was the son of Benjamin (1814 - Mar. 19, 1871) and Margaret Prime (1814 - Mar. 28, 1899). He married Rose Harriet Eaton on Oct. 11, 1869 Or Oct. 12, 1869 in Mitchell County, Iowa. Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934. Note there are two records with different dates.)She was the daughter of Sylvester Eaton (June 17, 1792 - June 4, 1863) and Nancy Wilks (1812 - ?).

1850 Census: Utica, Oneida County, New York: Benj. Prime (age 38, carriage smith, born Connecticut), Margaret Prime (age 38, born England), Harriet Prime (age 11, born New York), Charles Prime (age 9, born New York), John Prime (age 3, born New York), and Hannah Burke (age 27, Born England)

1860 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Benjamin Prime (age 43, farmer, born Connecticut), Margaret Prime (age 43, born Ashford, England), Harriett Prime (age 19, born New York), John Prime (age 12, born New York), Franklin Prime (age 6, born New York), Edward Prime (age 3, born Wisconsin).

Two years later John Prime, of Mitchell, still lacking several months of the eligible age (17), enlisted and was placed in Co. "K." He afterward enlisted in the Spanish-American War, was sent to the Philippines and received a commission as major from President McKinley.

Memories of the Civil War from Mitchell County, Iowa.

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Nancy Eaton (age 58, milliner, born NY), Rosetta Prime (age 22, born NY), John R. Prime (age 23, merchant dry goods), Hattie Slaght (age 9, born NY. Living next door to them was Benj. Prime (age 56, invalid, born Connecticut), Margaret Prime (age 59, born England), Frank Prime (age 16, born NY), Hallie Prime (age 28, invalid, born NY) and Edward Prime (age 13, born NY).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John R. Prime (age 33, county auditor, born NY), wife Rose Prime (age 32, born NY), son Carl T. Prime (age 9, born Iowa), son (sic) Winfred E. Prime (age 2, born Iowa), Mother-in-Law Nancy Eaton (age 68, born NY).

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John R. Prime (age 37, county auditor, born New York), Rose H. Prime (age 37, born NY), Carl T. Prime (age 14, born Iowa), Winnie Prime (age 7, born Iowa).

At the outbreak of the Spanish American War in 1898, Governor Shaw of Iowa requested that Col. J.H. Sweney of Osage form a company of men to represent Mitchell County. The following is a list of those men recruited.

Barrett, Robert L.
Christianson, M.
Conca, F.E.
Gibbons, T.J.
Huddleston, Joseph W.
Loban, Marion
Moeller, H.H.
Moss, Charles R.
Prime, John
Sweney, Col. J.H.
Young, John T.
Young, Rollo

Mitchell County History, 1973]
Submitted by Kathy Pike, April 2005

Reargument Order in Prime-Guest Case.

Des Moines, Feb. 14, - The decision most eagerly looked for from the supreme court at the present term was that of the contest between former Adjutant General John R. Prime and James A Guest for the office of Brigadier general of the First brigade of the Iowa National Guard. Mr. Guest has been declared elected and the legal case is an attempt to declare the election illegal and give the office to General Prime. The court is so divided and so much in doubt on the case that it has ordered the case to be reargued in print within 30 days.

Carroll Sentinel, February 14, 1898

Prime-Guest Case at an End.

Des Moines, Ia. May 30. The supreme court has brought the Prime-Guest National Guard controversy to an end, allowing the decision of the lower court in favor of Prime to be affirmed by operation of law, as the court was tied on the case and could not agree. The trouble arose over a contest for the office of adjutant general, in which John R. Prime was elected. Guest having preferred charges of irregularities. An investigation by a military court of inquiry showed there was absolutely nothing in the charges.

Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier, May 31, 1898

Expect Another Call

It is not unlikely that another call for troops will be issued and if the call for 100,000 as expected, it will give Iowa at least two full regiments and possibly three. In that case former Adjt. Gen. John R. Prime will undoubtedly be colonel of one of the regiments. The candidates for colonels are numerous. The troops, like the batteries now quartered in Camp McKinley, will probably be kept there and drilled all summer, as they will consist mostly of raw recruits without military training and would not be sent to the front until fall.

Emmett County Republican, July 7, 1898

Last evening Mr. Cambern Isaac Webb and Miss Winifred Eaton Prime were married at the home of the bride's parents, General and Mrs. John R. Prime, of West Fourth Street. Dr. I. N. McCash performed the ceremony at 8 o'clock in the presence of one hundred guests. Miss Maulsby played the wedding march, and the bride and groom were unattended. The bride's gown was of white taffeta, with silk mousseline, and she carried bridal roses. The guests were received by General and Mrs. Prime, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb and Mrs. Prime, grandmother of the bride. Mrs. Frank D. Jackson and Mrs. Sidney A. Foster assisted in the parlors. The wedding supper was served by Misses Grace Maurisby, Cassie McNall, Virginia Smith and Bessie McFarland. Mr. and Mrs. Webb went at once to housekeeping at 2414 Klugman Boulevard, where they will be at home after September 15. Among the out-of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prime of Osage, Hon. W. L. Eaton and wife of Osage, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Sweney of Osage, Colonel and Mrs. Humphreys of Sioux City, and Major Wilkins and wife.

The Des Moines Daily News, Sept. 7, 1898.

OBITUARY: Margaret Prime,-1899,
Mitchell Co., Iowa [Osage News -- April 20, 1899]

The Osage papers bring news of the death of Mrs. Margaret Prime, of that city at the home of her son, Gen. John R. Prime, in Des Moines. Of Mrs. Prime it has been said that she was one of those noble woman that grow beautiful as they grow old. Her sweet calm face and her christian beauties of character will linger as a benediction in the minds of all who knew her.

[Sioux Rapids Press.]
Submitted by: Marilyn O'Connor 1/20/2006 Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson

This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commercial gain.

1900 Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: Cambern Webb (born Nov, 1870, age 29, married 1 year, born Indiana, advertising agent), wife Winifred Web (born Nov. 1877 (age 22, married 1 year, 0 children born, born Iowa), mother-in-law Rose I. Prime (born June 1847, age 52, married 31 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born New York), father-in-law John R. Prime (born July 1847, age 52, married 31 years, born New York, Major US Army.)

1915 Iowa Census: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: John R. Prime (age 68, widowed, County Polk, Town Des Moines, Retired, Extent of Education: Grammar 8, High School 4, College 3. can read and write, Birth Place: New York, church affiliation: none. Father's birthplace: New York, Mother's Birthplace: New York. Years in Iowa: 8.

John R. Prime died May 24, 1923 at Minneapolis, Minnesota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Block 17, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

His pension index card is cross referenced to Company K, 27th Iowa, Company K, 12th Iowa and Maj. 42 U S V Inf. (S)

Iowa, Cemetery Records: Name: John R. Prime. Birth Date: 1848. Death Date: May 28, 1923, Age: 75; Burial Location: Polk. Cemetery: Woodlawn. General Burial Information: 42nd U.S. V. Inf (Maj), States World War 1. Source: Iowa Graves Registration Survey WPA Polk County, Iowa. (NOTE: This says World War 1. Everything else indicates the Spanish American War).

Roll of Retired Officers: Adjutants General, with Rank of Brigadier General:

John R. Prime: U.S.A. - Pvt. Co. K, 27th Iowa Inf. Feb 15, 64; dis. Jan 20, 66; maj. 42 inf U.S. Vols. Aug. 17, 99; m.o. June 27, 01.

I.N.G - Pvt. Co b, 6 Regt. I.N.G. April 18, 78; 2 lt May 6, 78; 1 lt Sept. 12, 78; Capt. July 28, 80; Maj. and Asst. Insp. Gen. May 7, 84; res. Aug. 21, 85; reappt. maj. and asst. insp. gen. Sept. 28, 85; maj. 4 Regt. I.N.G. April 30, 92 adjt. gen'l Feb. 1, 96. Brig. Gen March 26, 96; res. Oct. 7, 99. Insp. Gen. I.N.G. Feb. 1, 02; res. April 10, 06.


Proctor, Joel Gardner He was born Oct. 20, 1845 in Westford, Massachusetts. (Massachusetts Town Birth Records, Vital Records of Westford) He was the son of Azariah and Lettice W. Proctor. He married Ida Murphy on June 27, 1873 (Mitchell County Marriage Records). Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934 says they married July 4, 1873 at Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa. However marriage records for Isabel, Lorenzo, Ida and Merton Proctor all list their mother as Ida Humphrey. Find a Grave lists her as Ida Hawley/Holly Humphrey. The 1925 State census lists her father's name as Bryen M. Holly and her mother as Susan Gassett.

From the Find a Grave Memorial for Ida Proctor

My grandmother, Ida Holly Humphrey Proctor, was an orphan who was sent out west on an orphan train. The Children's Aid Soc of New York started doing that. She was born on 12 Aug. 1854. She was sent out to Illinois sometime around 1860. She was a hired girl on many farms in Ill. and Iowa before she met Joel and they were married in Ricevillle, IA in 1873. My grandmother died at our house in Stanley, ND on 15 Sept 1932.

1850 Census, Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: Azairah Proctor (age 39, farmer, born Mass.), Edwin Proctor (age 17, born Mass), Nauresa M. Proctor (female age 8, born Mass), Alvin L. Proctor (age 6, born Mass), Joel G. Proctor (age 4, born Mass) and Hannah M. Samson (age 25, born Vermont).

In 1857 the settlers who came to Wayne Township included Thomas J. Wheeler and wife, who located on a preemption claim in the southeast quarter of section 14; William 1. Hall, of the same section-both were from New England; J. G. Proctor, brother of Mrs. T. J. Wheeler, entered land and later enlisted in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Regiment, serving through the Civil war.

History of Mitchell and Worth Counties 1918,

1880 Census. Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: G. Joel Proctor (age 24, farmer, born Mass), Ida Proctor (age 23, born NY), son A. Lorenzo Proctor (age 6, born Iowa) and son M. Byron Proctor (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Joel Proctor, Private, Co. K. Present Post Office Address: Wentworth.

1885 Iowa State Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: Joel G. Proctor (Township 100, Range 15, Section 22, age 39, farmer, born Mass), Ida Proctor (age 28, born NY), Lorenzo Proctor (age 11, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Merton Proctor (age 6, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Warren Proctor (age 2, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Isabell Proctor (age 1, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Joel G. Proctor (born Oct. 1846, age 53, married 26 years, born Massachusetts), wife Ida Proctor (born Aug. 1854, age 43, married 25 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born New York), son Warren Proctor (born Oct. 1883, age 17, born Iowa), and daughter Belle I. Proctor (born Mar. 1884, age 16), born Iowa). (Note: one of the dates for the children has to be wrong. There are only 6 months between the two dates that are listed.)

1910 Census: Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Joel G. Proctor (age 64, married 1 time for 37 years, born Massachusetts), wife Ida H. Proctor (age 53, married 1 time for 37 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born New York, keeper boarding /rooming house), son Warren C. Proctor (age 27, born Iowa), daughter Isabel I. (age 26, born Iowa.

1915 Iowa State Census: Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa: J. G. Proctor (age 69, County: Black Hawk, Town: Cedar Falls, Occupation: None. Extent of Education: Grammar 8, can read and write, Birth Place: Massachusetts, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company K. Church Affiliation: Baptist, Father's birth Place: Massachusetts, mother's birth place: Massachusetts. Years in US: 69. Years in Iowa: 57

Joel G. Proctor died June 1, 1916 at Cedar Falls, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

His widow Ida Proctor filed for a pension on Aug. 11, 1916.

1925 Iowa State Census: Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Ida Proctor (Age 68, widowed, born New York, father's name: Bryen M. Holley, born NY), Mother's name Susan Gasset), grandson Harry W. Proctor (age 20, born Iowa, father's name: Myrton B. Proctor, mother's name: Grace Mesner).

Ida Proctor died Sept. 15, 1932 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.


Ryndes, John B. He was born Sept. 29, 1829 in Duchess, New York. He married Catherine Staats on Jan. 12, 1852 in Broome County, NY. She was the daughter of John V. Staats (Nov. 30, 1800 - July 9, 1884) and Martha Lown (Jan 1805 - July 13, 1893).

I cannot close this paper without paying tribute to another comrade, who was always first at the side of a sick or wounded boy. He was a kind of "Robin Hood," who would take from those who had plenty, to give to one who needed. He would cheerfully and I believe conscientiously confiscate a chicken, a pillow and even a feather-bed to add to the comfort of a comrade, and many a dainty bit of food from a southern kitchen found its way to a hungry boy. And he would watch, sleepless the whole night through beside a wounded comrade. This is my belated tribute to John B. Ryndes. His faults were many, but his heart was big enough to take in all suffering humanity, be it soldier or civilian. -- "Requiescat in pace."

Memories of the Civil War, from Mitchell County, Iowa
By Mrs. Annie E. Sweney

1860 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: John Ryndes, (age 30, born NY), Catharine Ryndes (age 30, born NY).

New York, Town Clerk's Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War: John Rinders, Birth date: 1831, Birth Place: Duchess, Enlisted for 3 years, Enlistment Date: Aug. 1862, Enlistment Location: Residence, Binghamton, Broom County, New York, Regiment: 27th Iowa, Rank: Private, Race: White, Marital Status: married.

1870 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: John B. Ryndes (age 40, farmer, born NY), Catherine Ryndes (age 40, born NY).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John B. Ryndes (age 50, born NY), wife Catharine A. Ryndes (age 50, born NY), Nephew Eli Staats (age 21, born NY).

1885 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: John Rynders (Township 98, Range 16, Section 7, SW SW, age 54, farmer, born NY), Catherine Rynders (age 54, born NY). (Note there were several other people listed with them. In the occupation column it said "inmate at county poor house" It did not say that for John and Catherine, so I can't tell if they were actually all together, or if the census taker failed to annotate the next residence.)
Update 1/4/2015: I received his obituary today. it says he was the steward of the county poor farm for 10 years. That may explain this census record.

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John B. Ryenders (born Sept. 1829, age 70, married 46 years, born New York), Catherine A. Ryenders (born Sept. 1829, age 70, married 46 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born NY).

1910 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John Ryndes (age 79, married 1 time for 56 years, born NY), Katheryn Ryndes (age 79, married 1 time for 56 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born New York.).

1915 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa J. B. Ryndes (age 85, married, County, Mitchell, P. O. Osage, Occupation Retired, Extent of Education: Common 2, can read and write, Birth Place: NY. Value of farm or home: $1200, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company K, Church Affiliation: Methodist, Father's birth place: NY, Mother's Birth Place: NY. Years in Iowa: 59.

Catherine (Staats) Ryndes (born Sept 26, 1829) died Oct. 19, 1916. She is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. Obituary; The Osage News, Osage Iowa; 26 Oct 1916; p. 1, Col. 7.

John B. Ryndes died Nov. 15, 1916 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. (Obituary: The Osage News, Osage, Iowa, Nov. 23, 1916, page 1, col. 7.

Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall

Osage, Ia., Nov. 17 - The death of John B. Rhyndes, a pioneer of Mitchell county, occurred yesterday at his home on Tenth street.

Mr. Rhyndes was born eighty-seven years ago in Dutchess county, New York. He came to this county in 1855.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, Twenty-seventh regiment, Iowa Volunteers, serving until the close of the war.

He served as steward of the county poor farm for ten years. He was married in 1852 to Catherine Staats who preceded him in death less than one month ago.

~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Friday, Nov. 17, 1916

~Notes: surname is spelled Rhyndes throughout the obit; his gravestone in the Osage City Cemetery spells it as Ryndes, with birth year 1829.

Note by Elaine: I do note that there is a possible discrepancy between the two obituaries. One says he died Nov. 15, the other says he died "yesterday" which would indicate Nov. 16. Maybe the notice went into the paper a day later.

Probate Index, Mitchell County, Iowa: Name: RYNDES, John & Cath. Type: E (Estate) File 208 Remarks: John and Catherine


Scott, Daniel He was born about 1843. The roster did not provide enough information for me to really research this man. I can tell he was born about 1843, but not where. There was no pension, so I can't tell where he was after the war. The only information I can find on him is below.

Submitted by Doug Owen

Muster in Roll of Daniel Scott a colored cook in Co. K in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers commanded by Col. James I. Gilbert. Called into the service of the United States by order of the President from the 3rd day of October 1862 (date of first muster) for the term of 3 years unless sooner discharged.

Name: Daniel Scott
Rank: Cook
Age: 20
Joined for duty and enrolled:
When: Dec. 1st 1863.
Where: Memphis, Tenn.
By Whom: Capt. C. T. Granger
Period: 3 years.
Remarks: Blank

I certify on honor that this muster Roll exhibits the true state of the muster-in of Daniel Scott (Colored) as cook in Co. K. of the 27th Regt Iowa Infty Vols for the period of herein mentioned, that each man answers to his own proper name in person and that the remarks set opposite the name of each Officer and Soldier are accurate and just.

C.T. Granger, Capt. Co. "K"
27th Regt. Iowa Inf.

I certify on honor that I have carefully examined Daniel Scott whose name is borne on this roll and have accepted him into the Service of the United States for the term of 3 years unless sooner discharged from this first day of Dec. 1863.

Jno. Fabry
2d Lt. 3d Inf. ,
16 Div. (note this particular piece of information was very difficult to decipher).

Date 23 Dec. 1863
Station Memphis Tennessee.


Shepard, Abram He was born about 1841 in New York. He was the son of James and Sophrona Shepard.

1850 Census: Norway, Herkimer County, New York: James Shepard (age 52, farmer, born Connecticut), Sofrona Shepard (age 47, born Vermont), Frederick Shepard (age 14, born New York), Louiza Shepard (age 10, born New York) Abram Shepard (age 6, born New York), Elizabeth Brown (age 23, born New York) and Edward Dempsey (age 22, laborer, born Ireland).

1856 Iowa State Census: Make, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Shepherd (age 58, born Connecticut, farmer), Sophronia Shepherd (age 55, born Vermont), Charles Shephard (age 32, born New York), Frederick Shepherd (age 19, born NY), Louisa Shepherd (age 16, born NY), Abraham Shepherd (age 12, born New York) and Franklin Shouldt (age 19, born Germany). All of the Shepherds had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years, except for Charles. He had been in the state for 1 year.

1860 Census: Wayne, Mitchell County, Iowa: James Sheppard, (age 62, farmer, born Connecticut), Sophrona Sheppard (age 58, born Vermont), Frederick Sheppard (age 23, farmer, born New York), Louisa Sheppard (age 20, born New York) and Abram Sheppard (age 16, born New York).

Abram Shepard died Sept. 6, 1865 and is buried in Wayne Cemetery, McIntire, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Name: Abram Shepard, Pvt, Co. K, 27th Regt. Iowa Inf. Cemetery: Wayne Twp at McIntire, Iowa. Date of Death: Sept. 6, 1865.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Abram Shepard. Death Date: Sept. 6, 1865, Birth Date: 1841, Cemetery Wayne. Town McIntire. Comment: Son of J. S., Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records.


Sherman, Samuel Benson He was born December 2, 1842 in Illinois. He was the son of Samuel Sherman, Jr. and Elizabeth Dwelley. He married first Frances C. Arnold on May 30, 1866 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Mitchell County Marriages, 1855-1879). He married second Phoebe Jane Sutton on Oct. 7, 1872 in Winfield, Kansas. She was the daughter of Edward D. Sutton (April 13, 1818 - Feb. 23, 1874) and Elsie Elizabeth Tague (Mar. 13, 1825 0 Jan. 11, 1891.

Mitchell County Deaths lists the following. (I believe this is the child of Samuel Sherman): Frances A. Sherman, age 4 y 3m 20 days. Father S. B. Sherman (no date of death)

There is a Frances A. Sherman buried in Riverside Cemetery (a.k.a. Jenkins Township Cemetery) Jenkins Twp. Riceville, Mitchell County. Iowa. No dates. So I do not know if this would be his wife or his child.

1870 Census: Pottawatomie, Pottawatomie County, Kansas: Samuel Sherman (age 28, works in a saw mill, born Illinois).

1875 Kansas State Census: Windsor, Cowley County, Kansas: S. B. Sherman (age 32, miller, born Ill, from Iowa to Kansas), Jane Sherman (age 18, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Cambridge, Cowley County, Kansas: S. B. Sherman (age 37, farmer, born Illinois), wife Jane Sherman (age 23, born Iowa), daughter Laura E. Sherman (age 3,born Kansas), son Charles E. Sherman (age 1, born Kansas).

1895 Kansas State Census: Walnut, Cowley County, Kansas: S. B. Shurman (age 52, born Illinois, from Iowa to Kansas, farmer, honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States. Name of State in which enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: K, Name of Regiment: 27, arm of service: Inf.,), Jane Shurman (age 38, born Iowa), L. E. Shurman (age 18, female, born Kansas), C. E. Shurman (age 16, male, born Kansas), M. Shurman (age 13, female, born Kansas), S. F. Shurman (age 9, male, born Kansas), E. E. Shurman (age 7, female, born Kansas) and F. Shurman (age 3, female, born Kansas).

Phoebe (Sutton) Sherman (born 1856) died in 1898. She is buried in Windsor Cemetery, Cambridge, Cowley County, Kansas.

1900 Census: Windsor, Cowley County, Kansas: Samuel B. Sherman (born Dec. 1842, age 57, widowed, born Ill, could not read occupation), son Charles E. Sherman (born Nov. 1878 (age 21, born Kansas), daughter Myrtle Sherman (born Aug. 1881, age 18, born Kansas), son Samuel F. Sherman ((born Aug. 1885, age 14, born Kansas), daughter Edna E. Sherman (born Jan 1888, age 12, born Kansas), daughter Hazel F. Sherman (born Apr. 1892, age 8, born Kansas), son Clarence Sherman (born Apr.. 1895, age 5, born Kansas) and daughter Bessie J. Sherman (born Feb. 1898, age 2, born Kansas).

Samuel B. Sherman died Dec. 12, 1904 in Iola, Kansas. He is buried in Windsor Cemetery, Cambridge, Cowley County, Kansas.

Children of Samuel Benson Sherman and Phoebe Jane Sutton:

  1. Edward Sherman, born between 1873 and 1875; died at birth
  2. Willie Sherman born between 1873 and 1875; died at birth
  3. Laura Emmaline "Emma" Sherman, born August 24, 1876
  4. Charles Earl Sherman, born Nov. 14, 1878; Died 1923
  5. Cora Myrtle Sherman, born August 19, 1881; died July 28, 1913
  6. Samuel Frances "Frank" Sherman, born August 18, 1885; Died Feb. 23, 1967
  7. Edna Elizabeth Sherman, born Jan. 18, 1887
  8. Hazel Floy Sherman, born April 21, 1891; Died March 20, 1971
  9. Clyde Sherman, born 1893; died young
  10. Clarence J. Sherman, born April 15, 1895; Died June 19, 1955
  11. Bessie J. Sherman, born Feb. 2, 1898; died July 21, 1938.

Shoemaker/Schumaker, Michael. He was born May 18, 1846 in Germany. He was the son of Nicholas Schumacher (1803 - Nov. 1873) and Anna Maria Steffens (May 28, 1809 - Oct. 12, 1848).

From Find a Grave (Memorial #171531446)

Anna Maria Steffens, daughter of Stephan Steffens and Anna Hilt, married Nicolaus Schumacher, son of Leonard Schumacher and Anna Maria Aehl, on 26 January 1832 at St Kastor Catholic Church in Weiler. Anna Maria and Nicolaus were the parents of seven children known, in order of birth: Mathias b 5 Jan 1835, Peter b 6 Sep 1836, Peter Joseph b 16 May 1839, Peter Joseph b 3 Apr 1841 (1. Maria May 2. Christina Klassen), Michael b 18 May 1843, Johann b 23 Jan 1845 and Nicolaus b 28 Sep 1848. Anna died one month after the birth of son Nicolaus. After Anna died, her husband Nicolaus married Anna Maria Heimer, daughter of Paul Heimer and Christina Daub, on 30 August 1849 at St Kastor Catholic Church in Weiler. They were the parents of two children known, Stephan and Anna Maria (Michael Johann Weber). Nicolaus, his wife Anna, children Peter Joseph, Michael, Stephan and Anna Maria, emigrated from Germany and arrived at Port of New York on 2 July 1857. Nicolaus, Anna and their children, first settled in New Ulm, Minnesota. In the aftermath of an Indian raid in New Ulm, the family moved to Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa ~

Note: Anna Maria and Nicolaus's son Michael, was a casualty of America's Civil War (War of the Rebellion). Nicolaus Schumacher died in November 1873 in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa, his place of burial has not yet been verified ~

1860 Census: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa: Nicholas Shoemaker (age 57, day laborer, born Prussia Germany), Mary Shoemaker (age 45, born Germany), Joseph Shoemaker (age 19, farmer, born Germany), Michael Shoemaker (age 17, farmer, born Germany), Stephen Shoemaker (age 9, born Germany), and Annie M. Shoemaker (age 6, born Germany),

Michael Schumaker died Aug. 27, 1864, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. and is buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), Mo. Section 34, grave 170

His mother Mary Schumaker filed for a pension on March 27, 1890 in Iowa.


Slack, Arthur He was born about 1834 in Upper Canada. He was the son of Phillip Slack (Dec. 18, 1788 - Sept. 19, 1840) and Susanna Covel (Feb. 22, 1805 - 1885) He married Tamar Acenith Childs on Dec. 31, 1858 in Mitchell County, Iowa. Family tree information shows that she was the daughter of Hawley Childs (Apr 11, 1809 - Sept. 21, 1888) and Hannah Maddox Mount (May 7, 1812 - Sept. 13, 1884). However, I did not find her on any census records with them. If she is their daughter, then her brother Robert M. Childs also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. Arthur's brother William H. Slack also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Arthur Slack, age 26, farmer, born Upper Canada), Tamer Slack (age 18, born Illinois), Phillip Slack (age 6/12, born Iowa). They were living next door to Hawley Childs (age 51, born New York), Hannah Childs (age 48, born Kentucky), Robert Childs (age 16, born Illinois), Elvira Childs (age 14, born Illinois), Martha Childs (age 11, born Wisconsin), Lorain Childs (age 9, born Wisconsin), Eunice Childs (age 5, born Wisconsin) and Olive Childs (age 3, born Wisconsin).

Dudley Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa: Frances M. Slack (age 11 yr. 10 mo. died Jan. 30, 1864), Remarks: Son of A.S. (Arthur) and T.A. Slack. Happy Child, Early Blest. Rest in peaceful, Slumber Rest. (Note: I would think there is probably an error in his age. If the child was 11 years old, he would have been born about 1852 -- They married in 1858.)

Arthur Slack was missing April 9, 1864 after action at Pleasant Hill, LA; supposed to have been killed.

His widow Tamar A. Slack filed for a pension on Aug. 16, 1866.

Tamar A. Slack married George McFarland on August 19, 1866 in Floyd County, (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa).

A pension was filed for a minor on July 27, 1867. T. A. McFarland was guardian.

1900 Census, Exeter, Barry County, Missouri: George McFarland, (born Oct. 1830, age 69, married 34 years, born Ireland, farmer), Tamar A. McFarland (born March 1842, age 58, married 34 years, 5 children born, 3 still living, born Illinois).

Tamar A. McFarland (born Dec 3, 1836 - Find a Grave and tombstone says 1842) died in 1919 and is buried in Athens Cemetery, Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas. She shares a tombstone with George McFarland (1830 - 1918).

Child of Arthur Slack and Tamar Acenith Childs:

  1. Philip Henry Slack, born Dec. 7, 1859; died Aug. 2, 1925 at Lane, Lane County, Oregon.

Slack, William Henry He was born Sept. 8, 1834 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada. (note some family trees say his year of birth was 1835). He was the son of Phillip Slack (Dec. 18, 1788 - Sept. 19, 1840) and Susanna Covel (Feb. 22, 1805 - 1885). He married Martha E. Childs on Dec. 5, 1865 in Floyd County, (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa). She was the daughter of Hawley Childs (Apr 11, 1809 - Sept. 21, 1888) and Hannah Maddox Mount (May 7, 1812 - Sept. 13, 1884). His brother Arthur Slack (who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa) married Tamar Acenith Childs (sister of Martha). Martha's brother Robert Mount Childs also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. The image below was found here.

William Slack1870 Census: Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa: William Slack (age 34, carpenter, born Canada), Martha Slack (age 21, born Illinois) and Laura Slack (age 3, born Iowa).

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: McPherson, Blue Earth, Minnesota: W. H. Slack (age 39, born Canada), Worthy E. Slack (age 26, born Wisconsin), Laura F. Slack (age 8, born Iowa) and Arthur E. Slack (age 1, born Canada).

He filed for a pension on Oct. 4, 1876.

1880 Census: Inman, Otter Tail County, Minnesota: W. H. Slack (age 44, farmer, born Prov. Ontario), wife M. E. Slack (age 31, born Wisconsin), daughter L. F. Slack (age 13, born Iowa), son Arthur E. Slack (age 7, born Kansas), and daughter Edna L. Slack (age 4, born Minnesota)

1890 Veterans Census: New York Mills, Otter Tail County, Minnesota: William H. Slack (Private, Co. K, 37 (sic) Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862. Discharged 1863, length of service: 3 years) (I did some research on this. I do not find a William H. Slack in the 37th Iowa. I believe that is an error. The enlistment and discharge dates matches the information for William H. Slack in the 27th Iowa.)

Martha Eliza (Childs) Slack (born Jan. 29, 1848) died Feb. 13, 1899 in Cass County, Minnesota. She is buried in Swan Valley Cemetery, Cass County, Minnesota.

1900 Census, Township 137, Cass County, Minnesota: William Slack (born Sept. 1835, age 65, widowed, born Canada, immigrated 1850, laborer).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: William H. Slack (age 68, born Canada, resident of state: 25 years, resident of enumeration district 11 years, farmer, Soldier, Civil War).

1910 Census: Bungo, Cass County, Minnesota: William Slack (age 74, widowed, born Canada, immigrated 1850, farmer, general farming).

William Henry Slack died Jan. 12, 1912 at Bungo Township, Cass County, Minnesota. He is buried in Swan Valley Cemetery, Cass County, Minnsota.

Children of William Henry Slack and Martha Eliza Childs:

  1. Arthur Slack (died young)
  2. Lorena Frances Slack, born Oct. 22, 1866; Died Feb. 27, 1959
  3. Arthur Slack, born about 1867
  4. Edna Slack, born about 1875

Smith, Samuel Alexander. He was born August 1828 in Canada. He was the son of Phineas Smith and E. Frank. (per his marriage record). He married first Phylancia/Phylancy Allen on Sept. 3, 1859 in Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph Allen (1808 - Mar. 31, 1892) & Abigail Unknown (1812 - Jan. 12, 1892). Her brother Bryon M. Allen also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. Samuel A. Smith married second Melissa A. Harris May on Jan. 13, 1893 in Osage Mitchell County, Iowa. The marriage record showed his parents as Father: Phineas Smith and Mother: E. Frank. It showed her parents as Father: Jesse Harris and Mother: Jane Hall. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934)

1860 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel Smith (age 26, day laborer, born Upper Canada), Filancy Smith (age 18, born New York).

1870 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel A. Smith (age 38, teamster, born Canada), Filancia Smith (age 26, born NY), Joseph Smith (age 10, born Iowa), Flora Smith (age 6, born Iowa), Abba Smith (age 4, born Iowa), Frances Smith (age 1, born Iowa), Filancia Smith (age 4/12, born Iowa) and Gayland Griswold (age 22, born New Jersey).

1880 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: S. A. Smith (age 50, farmer, born Canada), wife Filancy Smith (age 38, born NY), son Joseph Smith (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Flora A. Smith (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Abigail L. Smith (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Mahala Smith (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Filancy Smith (age 10, born Iowa), son Samuel J. Smith (age 8, born Iowa), and daughter Nellie Smith (age 6, born Iowa)

1885 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Samuel Smith (Township 97, Range 15, Section 32, age 56, farmer, born Canada), Phylancy Smith (age 40, born Penn), Mahala Smith (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Phylancy E. Smith (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Samuel J. Smith (age 12, born Cerro Gordo County, Iowa), Luellen Smith (age 11, born Cerro Gordo County, Iowa).

Phylancia (Allen) Smith (born 1842), died June 17, 1889 and is buried in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Burr Oak Township, Mitchell County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel A. Smith (born Aug. 1828, age 71, married 7 years, born Canada, farmer), wife Melissa Smith (born Apr. 1848, age 55, married 7 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Canada), granddaughter Sylvia Birran (born Dec. 1881, age 18, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Osage Ward 1, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel A. Smith (age 81, married 2 times, born Canada, French, immigrated 1831, teamster, odd jobs), wife Melissa A. Smith (age 66, married 3 times, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Ohio).

1915 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel A. Smith (age 86, married, County: Mitchell, P. O. Osage, Occupation, Farmer, Extent of Education: Common, can read and write, birthplace: Canada, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company K. Father's birthplace: France, Mother's birthplace: France, Years in US: 83, Years in Iowa: 58

1920 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Sam Smith (age 91, born Canada), wife Melissa Smith (age 75, born Ohio).

Samuel A. Smith died Sept. 15, 1921 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His widow Melissa A. Smith filed for a pension on Oct. 1, 1921.

Melissa A. Smith died July 9, 1930 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Children of Samuel Alexander Smith and Phylancia Allen:

  1. Joseph Smith, born about 1860
  2. Flora Smith. born about 1864
  3. Abigail L. Smith, born about 1866
  4. Frances Smith, born about 1869
  5. Phylancy Smith, born about 1870
  6. Samuel Smith, born about 1872
  7. Nellie Smith, born about 1874

Sweney, Charles He was born Aug. 1, 1840 near Russell, Warren County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Hugh Sweney (Dec. 25, 1805 - May 3, 1884) and Esther Ann Phillis (Aug. 10. 1817 - Apr. 5, 1895). He married Annie Euphrasia Holbrook on Sept. 2, 1866 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Giles Nelson Holbrook (Oct. 3, 1805 - Aug. 31, 1881) and Eunice Augusta Newcomb (Mar. 29, 1812 - Jan .17, 1889).

Sweney Brothers Joseph Henry, Charles, Clarence Frank and James Irvine Sweney - Osage, c. 1875. Image found here

1850 Census: Pine Grove, Warren County, Pennsylvania: Hugh Sweney (age 39, farmer, born Ireland), Esther Ann Sweney (age 32, born Pa), Charles Sweney (age 10, born PA), Margaret Sweney (age 8, born PA), Mary Jane Sweney (age 6, born PA), Joseph Sweney (age 4, born PA), Catherine Sweney (age 2, born PA) and James Sweney (age 1/12, born PA).

1856 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Hue Swene (age 47, born Ireland, laborer) Esther A. Swene (age 39, born Penn.), Charles Swene (age 16, born Penn), Mary Ann Swene (age 14, born Penn), Mary Jane Swene (age 13, born Penn), James H. Swene (age 11, born Penn), Catherine Swene (age 9, born Penn) and James Swene (age 6, born Penn). (Note: it pretty clearly says James H. Swene, age 11. I believe that is Joseph Henry.).

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Hugh Sweney (age 46, farmer, born Ireland), Ester Sweney (age 42, born Penn), Charles Sweney (age 19, farmer, born Penn), Margaret Sweney (age 18, teacher, born Penn), Mary Jane Sweney (age 16, teacher, born Penn), Henry Sweney (age 14, born Penn), Catharine Sweney (age 12, born Penn), James Sweney (age 10, born Penn.) and Frank Sweney (age 3, born Iowa).

Submitted by George Mills, great grandson of Charles Sweney

Memphis, June 3rd 1864

Dear Sister Kate.

I received your good long letter a few days since and take this opportunity to answer it.

First I must go through the regular and invariable subjects for the beginning of a letter. I am in good health and hope these for lines &c &c. The weather is "tol’able," wet & warm. River on the rise as says the Bulletin. Mud chicks & deep Trade seem to be brisk on the levee but I think it is mostly in Government freight and troops if I may be allowed to so term them. Within the last week there must have been ten or twelve, perhaps more, regiments brought to this place. Most of them have gone out in the expedition to Huntsville Alabama which left here Wednesday morning.

I then received a very a very good idea of what an army train is. The men were camped back of town so I didn’t see them when they started but the teams, about two hundred wagons, six mules to each, passed the hospital twice, once when they were going to the Commissary to be loaded with supplies and again when they were moving out. You can imagine two hundred wagons and twelve hundred mules would make quite a string. The Rebs. would think so if they should happen to make a "catch." I have seen a great many such trains driven with one line, they drive them all so, but I cannot see how it is done.

Although I never saw any fighting, read on and see how close I have come to it!! I saw the holes made through the chimney and cabin of the Steamer Sallie List by the cannon balls fired at her by guerillas at Columbia about twelve miles below Helena, Ark. One of the balls made a neat round hole through the one of the stacks four or five feet from the top. The pilot was badly wounded. But holes in a steamboat are nothing here. Nor is it uncommon but far too often that we see men who have received similar treatment. One see a good many hard sights. May the time soon come when such scenes will have passed away.

The 27th has not come up from Vicksburg yet, although I hear nearly every day that it will be up in a day or two. It seems almost useless to place any confidence in any of the reports we hear. But still I hope they will soon come. There is one Co. "K" boy on duty here. Richard, alias Dick Carter. He came down with Hatch last winter. I am sorry to say I think he will never do any good in the service. I get out of all patience with him. He acts like a wooden man. I have to take his part when the other boys make fun of him. Hatch ought to have known better than to accept such a recruit. You know him I think. He worked for us with Archie Kerr in harvest. Marvin White has gone to the fort. Corp. Granger is still at the Gayoso my former residence.

I have nothing to say about "compliments" now. "Homely folks are the best." It is better for a soldier to be ugly than handsome or so it was in old times. You are versed in the classics who was it ordered his to point their spears at the faces of their handsome enemies and then gained a victory? A large ink spot is here on the paper, followed by Charles writing: This is a large period

I wonder if Fletcher has recd my last letter. I suppose Maggie won’t like what I said about her spectacles. You can tell her I know she don’t wear them and that it is a good likeness. Have you heard from Henry lately? Say Kate I wish you would count the apple trees and tell me how many there are, and how many are likely to live. Will you do it?

What a large sheet of paper this is. I want to fill it but don’t know what more to write. Have you "ary" bran this summer? now that S.D. is gone?

Who has taken Miss Grisswald’s place in the Sun?

Now I have written every thing and must draw this voluminous, verbose, long and lengthy letter to a termination. Have you any objections?

Write when you would like to hear from

Your Brother Charles

Submitted by George Mills, great grandson of Charles Sweney. This background information provides additional information regarding the people and places that were mentioned in the letter above. It also contains excerpts from the diary of Charles Sweney.

Gayoso Hotel

Gayoso (U.S. Military Hospital for enlisted men):

The Gayoso House Hotel was built overlooking the Mississippi River in 1842 and became a Memphis landmark until it burned in 1899. It served as a Military Hospital during the Civil War.


Gayoso Hospital

Gayoso Hospital purportedly as it looked during the Civil War

Charles was a patient in the Gayoso Hospital, admitted on Saturday February 13, 1864, with dysentery. He was transferred to a convalesces unit sometime in the middle to the end of April 1864 and returned to the Gayoso Hospital upon occasion for his mail and to visit patients through May 1864.


People mentioned in letter

Kate: (Catherine Sweney, one of Charles’ younger sisters) Catherine (Kate) Sweney was born September 2, 1847, Pine Grove Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania. She married Oliver Dwight Eno, January 29, 1871. Catherine died January 15,1928, Northwood, Worth County, Iowa. Kate and O.D. raised 4 “adopted” children.

Oliver Dwight Eno was born May 21, 1831, East Hotley, Quebec, Canada, and died November 16, 1892, Northwood (?), Iowa (?). He was a teacher, educator, publisher, and later lawyer. He became a resident of Osage in 1867 where he taught school and was a salesman. In 1869, O.D. and Catherine moved to Worth County where he had an agricultural warehouse business.

Excerpts from Charles’ Civil War Diary:

March 15. Rec’d two letters one from Kate and the other from F. & M.

April 5. Arthur Clyde called, He brought a letter from Fletcher & Kate.

May 3. Went over to the Gayoso. … Found two letters for me in Ward “C” one from Mother, the other from Annie & Kate.


Richard Carter (Dick): (27th Iowa Infantry): Age 19, Residence: Mitchell County, Nativity: likely Ireland. Enlisted: Feb. 18, 1864. Mustered: Mar. 9, 1864. Transferred to Company K, Twelfth Infantry, July 15, 1865. Soldier's Rank In: Private, Soldier's Rank Out: Private

Richard was born Nov. 16, 1846 in New York, the son of Isaac Carter and Mary Jenkins. He was the oldest of 6 children. Richard married Margaret E. Curtis, Aug. 1875, in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Orange D. Curtis and Mary A. Jones. They had 2 children.

Richard Carter died Mar. 14, 1920 at Bailey, IA, and is buried in Wayne Cemetery, McIntire, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Excerpts from Charles Sweney’s Civil War Diary

April 28, 1864. Went over to the Gayoso. Saw Dick Carter. He is better.

May 5, 1864. At the Gayoso again saw Carter, Dick.

June 6, 1864. A lot of men were sent to their regiments from hospital and the fort. Carter & 3 others went from here.


Hatch: (Jesse P. Hatch): (27th Iowa Infantry): Age 26. Residence Mitchell. Nativity Vermont. Enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, as Second Sergeant. Mustered Sept. 9, 1862. Promoted First Sergeant March 4, 1863; Second Lieutenant April 21, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa.

Hatch was born July 6, 1836 in Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont. He was the son of Amos Hatch (July 4, 1785 - July 18, 1875) and Pamela Carpenter Nobel. (? - July 16, 1857).

Hatch caught many diseases and was sick during much of his military service. A notation in the official war records (January and February 1864) identified him as a straggler. He was arrested March 10, 1864, but he had been sick with typhoid and could not return to his unit. The matter appears to have been cleared up since on August 8, 1865 he was discharged as 2nd Lt.

Died: Feb. 22, 1867, burial Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Excerpts from Charles Sweney’s Civil War Diary

March 28, 1864. Worst & J. Hatch called to see me. J. H. is in the fort.

April 16, 1864. J. Hatch came round to see me. I got a pass and went with him to the Adams Hospital.

May 18, 1864. Hatch, Chambers & John Prime came down from Columbus. I went down to the boat & saw them. They could not come off.


Archie Kerr: Archie F. Kerr was born 1836/37 in Ireland. He lived in Richfield Township (the eastern part of Mitchell County) in 1860, and in June 1863 he registered for military service giving his residence as Spurr, Floyd County, Iowa. Archie was married to Hannah Murphy October 31, 1865. The Iowa State Gazetteer, 1865, listed his residence as Brownsville, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Marvin White: (27th Iowa Infantry) Age 21. Residence Mitchell County. Nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. Mustered Sept. 9, 1862. Mustered out May 16, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Marvin was born Aug. 10, 1841 in Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of David B. White (May 22, 1806 - Sept. 19, 1897) and Lucy Hollister Warner (Jan 27, 1814 - Jan 27, 1899). He married Elizabeth A. Dykes on Nov. 28, 1883 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. After the war, Marvin eventually moved to Nebraska where he was a stage coach driver, and in 1870 they moved to Council Bluffs where he owned a livery business.


Corporal Granger: Theodore C. Granger (27th Iowa Infantry): Age 21. Residence Allamakee County. Nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, as Second Corporal. Mustered Sept. 11, 1862. Mustered out May 15, 1865, St. Louis, Mo.

Theodore was born March 1841 in Ohio. He was the son of Trumbull Granger and Sally Dibble. He married Adelia Burnham, daughter of Robert Tainter Burnham and Matilda Catherine Wright. His sister Elizabeth Granger married Asa Bradway who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. His brother Charles T. Granger also served as the Company Commander of Company K, 27th Iowa Infantry.

On 9 August 1862, at age 21, after his older brother, Charles, and younger brother, Morris, had joined up, Theodore enlisted in Company K of the 27th Iowa Infantry.

In 1866, Theodore married his wife, Adelia. They moved to Dover in Fayette County, Iowa where he was a farmer laborer and later he owned a grist mill. By 1900, they had moved to Plankinton in Aurora County, South Dakota where he owned a hotel. In 1913, Theodore moved into the Old Soldiers Home at Hot Springs in Fall River County, South Dakota.

Theodore C. Granger died Nov. 28, 1918 and is buried in Plankinton Cemetery, Aurora County, South Dakota. (grave 12, Lot 12, Block 7)

Excerpts from Charles Sweney’s Civil War Diary:

May 1. Went to the Gayoso. Found Worst there, also Corp Granger from Co. K., sick. He told me that Houghton was drowned & that Slack was missing after the battle.

May 3. Went over to the Gayoso. Had quite a long visit with Mrs. Rose & Corp Granger.


Fletcher: (John Fletcher Daily)

John Fletcher Daily was born March 18, 1835, Bolton, Ontario, Canada.
Married: Margaret Ann Sweney, January 22, 1861, Osage, Iowa.
Died May 17, 1903, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa
Burial: Osage Cemetery
John and Margaret had one child, Mabel D. Daily

Fletcher lived in Dubuque, Iowa, before moving to Mitchell County. He and his business partners leased a lot on the corner of Main and Seventh Streets, Osage, for the purpose of building a drug and jewelry store.

In 1866, Fletcher bought one-half of a patent medicine business for $250 from his partner, Peter Morse. These medicines included Morse’s Expectorant, Morse’s Excelsior Condition Powders, Morse’s Pain Destroyer, Morse’s Cathartic Anti-Bilious and Headache Pills, Morse’s Italian Eye Balm, and Morse’s Blackberry Balsam.

On May 14, 1877, Fletcher purchased the building and had “one of the finest corners of the city, his sales room is 22 by 70 feet with basement, his stock is complete in all departments, drug, wallpaper, stationery, books, etc.”

It appears that Fletcher was one of Charles’ good or best of friends as seen in the following Diary entries:

Excerpts from Charles Sweney’s Civil War Diary:

January 3, 1864. Came [over]* mother & I & staid at Fletcher’s all night.

January 27, 1864. This has been a grand day for us. We were marched into Davenport, where we received our bounty $75.00 each. After we came back a club of Mitchell Co. Boys Expressed a package containing $1110.00 to Jno. A. Elliott. I sent 65.00 to Fletcher.

February 11, 1864. … wrote … a letter ...to Fletcher (this is one of several letters Charles wrote and received from Fletcher)

June 23, 1864. Payday in camp near Memphis. I recd $39.00, sent 25 to Fletcher.

Maggie: (Margaret Ann Sweney, Charles’ oldest sister)

Margaret was born January 28, 1842, Pine Grove Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Married: John Fletcher Dailey, January 22, 1861, Osage, Iowa.
Died: May 19, 1914, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa
Burial: Osage Cemetery
Margaret and John had one child, Mabel D. Daily

Excerpts from Charles Sweney’s Civil War Diary

February 17. Appetite not as good. I think often of the good things they have at home and wish I could eat one meal either at home or at Maggie’s.

February 28. Diet Gruel and Wine. I do, though, once in a while get a piece of beef and of good toast and an onion. The dried Beef Maggie sent tastes capitally.

April 5. Arthur Clyde called, He brought … a can of new butter from Maggie.

May 6. Henry is looking well. He brought me letters and a big chunk of Maple [suga] from Maggie.


Henry: aka J. Henry Sweney, Joseph Henry Sweney - Charles’ brother (27th Iowa Infantry): Age 18. Residence Mitchell County, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, as Fifth Corporal. Mustered Sept. 9, 1862. Promoted Third Corporal Aug. 11, 1864; Fifth Sergeant July 1, 1865. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa.

Henry was born October 2, 1845, Pine Grove Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Married (1): Charlotte V. Johnson, October 21, 1867, Osage, Iowa. She was born 1842, Died October 14, 1886
Married (2): Lille Alard Moss, November 7, 1895. She was born September 1864, Died ?
Henry died: November 11, 1918, Norfolk, Virginia
Burial: Osage Cemetery

In 1861, Henry enlisted in the Union Army. Henry later wrote that his father, Hugh Sweney, … said to me when at sixteen years of age I enlisted, in the old farm home on that harvest day - August 12, 1862 - “If you come home my boy, come with honor.” I said “I will.” I [ ] to the old farm, Aug 8th 1865 - at the end of the War, [ ] of the Regiments term. One “Honorable Discharge” I would have not dared to come with less.

Henry served as a Sergeant in Company K, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He saw action in the Western part of the War including Vicksburg. When Charles Sweney was critically wounded on July 13, 1864 at Old Town Creek, Mississippi, Henry requested and was granted permission to accompany his brother back to the railhead in Tennessee, where Charles could be transported back to Memphis for treatment.

Later, Henry served in the 6th Regiment of the Iowa National Guard, and as the state Brigadier and the Inspector General Iowa National Guard.

Sweney Brothers Bank Charles and Henry established the Sweney Brothers Bank in 1874. It later became the Mitchell County Savings Bank.

Henry graduated from the State University of Iowa College of Law in 1880, elected twice to the Iowa State Senate, serving as president pro tempore in 1886. In 1888, he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served one term. Henry then returned to Osage to practice law.

Henry is often mentioned throughout Charles Sweney’s Civil War Diary. The following are a few of the entries:

February 26. On my way back came across Worst. He says Henry has gone home on furlough.

April 9. Recd a letter from Mother and Maggie. Henry is doing well.

April 30. I think Henry must have stopped at Cairo, or he would be here now.

May 6. Lieut, Hanson came up and waked me early this morning and told me my brother was below. I went down in a hurry. Henry, Haskell & Baldwin came down on the [Levin thum]. Henry is looking well. I ate breakfast with them on the bank. He brought me letters and a big chunk of Maple [suga] from Maggie. They went down at 10 A.M. for Vicksburg.

June 14. Went back to camp before dark and had supper. Slept on the ground with Henry.

June 22. I went out to company drill for the first time, not very proficient. Henry and I [_ay] harvested some apples for sauce, very good.

June 23. Ordered to march at 6 1/2 in the morning. Henry and I take one [w__low] and two [rubbers].

June 28. We expect to move camp today to be near water, to the spring. Henry had to give up yesterday. He came in in an ambulance. (from June 27. Very hot & dusty. Men and officers fell out to stop a few minutes in the shade). The weather is too hot for marching.

July 1. About as hot as usual. Henry & I came up to town in the afternoon. Bought some pickles.


Miss Grisswald: (might be either Mary Ann Griswold or Sarah Mary Elizabeth Griswold. Charles likely knew, or at least knew of the family - see below)

Mary Ann was born January 16, 1841, in Vermont. She married Dennis Rice on April 14, 1860. They had 2 children, 1 survived to adulthood. Mary Ann died on February 10, 1878 in Osage, Iowa, and is buried in the Osage Cemetery.

Sarah was born on June 16, 1843, in New York. She was married to Isaiah Solomon Billmeyer (also erroneously spelled in various documents as “Bellinger”) on April 17, 1862, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. They had 3 children. Sarah died on May 25, 1920, and is buried Osage Cemetery.

Note: Miss Griswold’s father, Adolphus D. Griswold, is listed as a brick maker in the 1860 US Census for Osage, Mitchell County. On May 3, 1859, Charles Sweney asked Mr. Griswold for a job and started working in the brickyard on the next day, May 4, for 2 months at $15 a month. The work involved molding the bricks (the first time Charles molded bricks, he molded 1600 in a half a day), moving the unfired bricks on “bats” to the firing pits, and firing the pit where the bricks were hardened. He may have also removed the bricks from the pit after firing.

Rhetorical Question: Did Charles purposely misspell the “Grisswald” name and used it in the sentence he wrote for reasons his sister would understand? He had spelled the name correctly in 1859. And both Griswold women were married at the time of Charles’ letter.

S.D.: Unknown


Miscellaneous

Bulletin (a Memphis newspaper):

The Memphis Bulletin was founded in 1855 as a daily morning Whig Party newspaper. As a conservative-leaning Whig newspaper it favored the Union cause during the Civil War and published throughout the war in Memphis. After the war it was edited for a few months by former CSA Admiral Raphael Semmes and tilted towards the Conservative (Democratic) party positions. The Bulletin ceased publication in 1868.


Sallie List Steamship Sallie List:

Physical description of Sallie List:

Wooden hulled, sternwheeler, packet steamboat
Note: packet steamboats were built to carried both passengers and cargo
Built: Elizabeth Marine Ways, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. Launched 1860
Length 155.7 ft, Width 30.5 ft, Draft 5.7 ft, Tonnage: either 212? or 342?
Snagged and sank February 21, 1868, Portland, Alabama<.p>

Served in the lower Mississippi River region, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and environs, as a troop and cargo carrier.

Actions other than described in Charles’ letter in which the Sallie List was involved:

A. Early June 1864: Yellow Bend, Mississippi River, 10 shots fired.

B. May 29, 1864: Yellow Bend, where the channel is close to the shore — rebels fired into them with musketry.

Note: Yellow Bend is below Helena, Ark, and likely above Columbia, Ark. It is in the area below Arkansas City & on the Mississippi River border of Desha County


Columbia, Arkansas (Charles wrote that it was 12 miles(?) south of Helena, Ark - actually about 90 miles south “as the crow flies” of Helena):

At one time, Columbia was a river port on the Mississippi River and the county seat of Chicot County. In 1863, the port lost its commercial importance as the Union forces controlled Mississippi River. But both the Confederate and Federal military moved in and out of the town at various times throughout the war. The last vestiges of Columbia eroded and disappeared into the Mississippi River in the 1870s. Its location was near the present day Lake City, Arkansas.


Huntsville Expedition (mentioned by Charles Sweney in his letter): Most likely the Battle of Brice's Crossroads [US], or also known as the Battle of Tishomingo Creek [CS].

The Union forces left Memphis on June 1, 1864, (which is the “last Wednesday” in Charles’ letter) in order to pursue and destroy the Confederate forces led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest. U.S. Brigadier General Samuel Sturgis had a force of 8,100 men. On June 10, 1864, the Union forces were engaged by a smaller CSA force of approximately 4,700 - 4,800 men. Forrest’s smaller Confederate forces routed a much larger Union column at Brice's Cross Roads. The Battle is considered as a major loss for the Union forces.

Excerpts from Charles’ Civil War Diary:

May 31, 1864, Tuesday “When I got up this morning there were about 150 or 200 teams, 6 mules, on Front St.”

June 1, 1864 Wednesday “The train has loaded and is going out today. It must be that a strong force is being sent out. Judging by the am’t of supplies.

Note: I could not find an US military expedition to Huntsville during this timeframe. It appears the only large scale troop movement to leave Memphis on Wednesday, June 1, was the Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., into Mississippi, i.e., the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads.. Vicksburg, 27th Iowa expected to return from (around June 3, 1864):

27th Iowa Infantry troop movements around the timeframe of the letter:

Late May -- Arrived in Vicksburg, Mississippi, from the Red River expedition (Simsport, Fort De Russey, Grand Ecore, Pleasant Hill)

June 4 -- Left Vicksburg on transports for Memphis, Tennessee

June 5 -- Debarked below Greenville on the Arkansas shore.

June 6 -- The regiment marched with the forces under General [Andrew Jackson] Smith into Chicot County, Arkansas, and engaged Confederate forces under the command of Major John Marmaduke. The Confederate forces had been firing on and harassing the Union ship traffic on the Mississippi River. The engagement occurred at Old River Lake (aka Ditch Bayou and by several other names), Chicot County, Arkansas. Confederate loses were 4 killed, 33 wounded. Union loses were 33 killed, 98 wounded. The 27th Iowa sustained no losses. Returned to the Mississippi River via Lake Village on Old River Lake.

June 7-8 -- Embarked at Columbia, Arkansas

June 9-10 -- Reached Memphis, Tennessee and camped at Memphis until June 24.

Excerpt from Charles’ Civil War Diary:

June 10, 1864 Friday “Troops arriving all night. Among them the 27th Iowa. Henry [too]. He looks poorly.”

Source: The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War Vol. X.

AMPUTATIONS IN THE SHAFT OF THE HUMERUS

Case 1021 - Sweeny, C., Pvt., K, 27th Iowa, Age 24. July 15, '65. Right: flap: by Surg. J.E. Sanborn, 27th Iowa. Disch'd June 4, 1865: pensioned.

1870 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Chas. Sweney (age 30, Treasurer, Mitchell County, born Penn), Anna Sweney (age 28, born Ill.) and Christabel Sweney (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Sweeney (age 39, Banker, sickness or disability: lost one arm in battle, born Penn), wife Anna E. Sweeney (age 38, born Ill.), daughter C. Belle Sweeney (age 11, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Sweney (age 43, Banking (or maybe bookkeeping), born PA), Annie Sweney (age 41, born Ill), Cristebel Sweney (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Marshall Sweney (age 4, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Ruth Sweney (age 1, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

Submitted by George Mills, great grandson of Charles Sweney

State of Iowa,
Supreme Court.

Des Moines, Ia. Feby. 9th.,1898

My Dear Charley:--

I am in receipt of an invitation to attend a Reunion of Co. K. at your home Friday evening, next. I do so much want to be present that I think, but for being in a term of court, I should certainly do so.

What occasion could be more interesting to me? At the very outset, as it were, of my manhood, Company K: conferred upon me an honor, and a responsibility without an equal in my experience. Excepting about three years, since we separated in the fall of 1865, I have been constantly before the public in an official way, but I do not recur to any task, trust or relationship with the same appreciation or gratitude that I do to my relation to the boys of Co. K. War, alone, can furnish the opportunities and emergencies that brush away disguises and make men appear to each other as they really are. It is an experience that makes strong likes and dislikes, friends or foes, of those who remain long in close contact. I have in mind the day we met in Mitchell to organize the Company, more than thirty-five years ago, when almost a hundred of the men and boys of Mitchell County came from their homes, fields, shops, farms, and schools, then stalwart and brave, to be soldiers. I also have in mind three years later at Clinton, when, just as brave, but with depleted ranks and less stalwart forms, we formed for the last time, that line, shortened because of absent ones, from causes that we need not mention, to say good bye and to return to home and friends.

No pen can present a complete record of the intervening time. It is history unwritten and to be forgotten, except as to general features, and it is likely best that it should be so. It was then, and it is now, my especial pride, that out of that death-dealing mission, with its destructive and demoralizing tendencies, the members of our company came with honor, as to character, and a record unexcelled for devotion to the work before them. It is also my pride that since our return they have, with like devotion, applied themselves to civil pursuits, and taken noble rank in the making of homes, where wives, mothers, and children abide with that loving devotion, that brave men always esteem, and in the enjoyment of rights and privileges preserved through their devotion to home and country.

Convey to those present my sincere good wishes, and my regrets at not being able to be with them. And also express my hope for their continual happiness and prosperity. In a signal sense, they are, though whitening with age, still “my boys”, and thus to the end will they be known.

My sincere regards to all your family,

Sincerely your Comrade

/s/ C.T. Granger

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Sweney (born Aug. 1840, age 59, married 34 years, born Penn. President of Bank), wife Annie E. Sweney (born Apr. 1842, age 58, married 34 years, 4 children born , 3 still living, born Ill.), son Marshall Sweney (born Dec, 1880, age 19, born Iowa) and daughter Ruth Sweney (born March 1883, age 17, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Osage Ward 2, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles Sweney (age 69, married 1 time for 43 years, born Penn. President of Bank), wife Anna E. Sweney (age 68, married 1 time for 43 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Illinois).

Charles Sweney died Apr. 7, 1917 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa (Note: Obituary says Apr. 6, Iowa Cemetery Records AND Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records say April 17, tombstone says April 7. Family tree information uses all three dates. I used April 7 based on the tombstone)

Obituary
Posted By: Marilyn O'Connor

SWENEY, Charles 1840-1917

Charles Sweney, a Mitchell county [resident] since 1855 died April 6, 1917, at his home on East State Street after an illness which extended over several months. In a long life of usefulness in the county Mr. Sweney had been one of the foremost of public men. He was a county treasurer for a period of several years following his return from service in the Civil war and later entered the banking business in which he was engaged for over 40 years. He was a city alderman and served as mayor for a number of years. He was a member of the old soldiers' relief committee, which came to be an organization of importance to the old "boys in blue" in later years. He was also a member of the state commission which located the old soldiers' home at Marshalltown. In the years of his business activity, few public enterprises were promoted without his assistance.

Charles Sweney was born Aug. 1, 1840, near Russell, Warren County Pa. He was 76 years of age at the time of his death. In 1855 his family, consisting of father, mother, brothers, and sisters, gathered together their belongings and set out for the new and sparsely settled state of Iowa. Their trip was down the Allegheny river by raft to Pittsburg, from there by steamboat on the Ohio river to Cairo, Illinois, and then up the Mississippi to Clayton county, Iowa, stopping at St. Louis and other points enroute. From the river they came to Mitchell County by wagon and established their new home on a farm bought the preceding year near Burr Oak.

The family life for the years following was the life of pioneers. Money was scarce, but work was plenty and hearts were brave. McGregor was the nearest market and the surplus produce was hauled there for sale. Notwithstanding hardship and privation the farm yielded them a living, and Charles found it possible to attend Upper Iowa University at Fayette for three years. He was a Master Mason on Dec. 29, 1863 by Osage Lodge No. 102, A.F. & A.M. During these years he had come to know and later to love Annie E. Holbrook, the daughter of a pioneer neighbor, and he took her promise with him when he left home and friends to do his share for the salvation of the Union. Her love and her prayers went with him through the dark days following and brought him back to her maimed in body but staunch and strong in heart. He served with Company K 27th Iowa infantry Volunteers until July 15, 1864, when he fell in battle with a shattered arm and a minnie ball in his hip. That and the four days following held more of agony and torture for him than often falls to the lot of any man. It is almost impossible to believe that a human being could survive the boiling heat, the interminable delay in medical attention, the entire lack of hospital facilities, the midnight amputation in the open air, and the four day ride in a primitive, horse drawn ambulance. That he did live to reach a hospital is due solely to the will of God and the tender and self-sacrificing care of his brother, Henry a member of the same company. For a year he lay in a hospital at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., at first hovering between life and death, and gradually adding to the strength which the rebel bullet had so mercilessly wrecked. During those long months he was cared for and nursed by his devoted mother, who left home and family to aid him to health. His patience and uncomplaining suffering were in daily evidence. Mother Otis, nurse in charge of his ward, told the writer nearly 50 years later that she had never witnessed such fortitude and told the following incident to illustrate it. Some charitable organizations had offered a quilt as a prize for the greatest exhibition of patience covering a considerable period of time. The choice which was made by vote of the wounded men, fell equally on him and another soldier, he insisted that the other man take the prize as he had no mother there to care for him.

After recovering his health to a degree, he returned to Iowa and as a tribute to his ability and services was elected as treasurer of Mitchell county, an office he held for several years, during which time Osage was made the county seat. On September 2, 1865, he claimed "the girl he left behind him" and was married to Annie E. Holbrook, who now mourns her loss. To them were born four children, two of whom, Marshall C. Sweeney and Ruth S. Kildee, survive him. Their son, Harry, died at an early age, and their daughter Bell E. Eden in November, 1915. In 1887, with his brother, Henry, he organized the Mitchell County bank, of which, and of its incorporated successor, he was president for over 40 years. In Charles Sweney, this community has lost a good citizen; his neighbors have lost a tender and considerate husband and father. Those who knew of his suffering of former days and those who have watched him in the last few weeks as he patiently waited the end, write in this tribute : He was the gentlest, bravest man we ever knew."

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Charles Sweney. Death Date: Apr. 17, 1917. Page #130. Birth Date: Aug. 1, 1840. Cemetery: Osage. Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records.

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Name: Charles Sweney, Rank: Private. Unit: IA 27 Inf K, Birth Information: Aug. 1, 1840 PA. Death Information: April 17, 1917, Cemetery: Osage, Cemetery Location: Mitchell Co., IA. Comments: enl 0 Dec 1863, age 23 res Mitchell Co severely wounded arm amputated 15 Jul 1864 Old Town Creek MS disch wounds 03 June 1865 Jefferson Barracks MO.

His widow Annie E. Sweney filed for a pension on Apr. 19, 1917 in Iowa.

Annie E. (Holbrook) Sweney (born April 1, 1842) died April 22, 1934 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.

SWENEY, Annie E. (Holbrook) 1842-1934

RITES ARE HELD FOR MRS. SWENEY

Osage Woman, 92, Writer of Stories, Poems, Leaves Son, Daughter.

OSAGE, IOWA - April 24, 1934 — Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Charles Sweney at her home, in charge of the Rev. Frank W. Miller, pastor of the Universalist church. Mrs. Sweney died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Kildee at Ames, where she had gone to spend the winter.

Mrs. Sweney was 92 years old April 1st.

Annie Holbrook was born in Boone county, Illinois. She came with her parents to Wisconsin in 1851, and in the early 1850's to Iowa. She attended Upper Iowa University at Fayette and was married to Charles Sweney of Osage shortly after his return from the Civil War.

Her husband, a daughter and a son preceded her in death. A son, Marshall of St. Paul, a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Kildee of Ames and six grandchildren survive.

Mrs. Sweney was a member of the Universalist Church, the local chapter, D. A. R., and an honorary member of the Shakespearean club, and the community. A brilliant mind and a keen sense of humor made her pioneer stories of early days in Iowa entertaining as well as historically valuable. She wrote a number of short poems of merit. A few of her writings have appeared in print though were primarily written for club programs.

[Mason City Globe Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1934]

Link to Memories of the Civil War from Mitchell County, Iowa. Written by Mrs. Annie E. Sweney.


Sweney, Joseph Henry He was born Oct. 2, 1845 in Warren County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Hugh Sweney (Dec. 25, 1805 - May 3, 1884) and Esther Ann Phillis (Aug. 10. 1817 - Apr. 5, 1895). He married Charlotte V. Johnson on Oct. 21, 1867 in Mitchell County, Iowa (Mitchell County Marriages) She was the daughter of E. C. and Elizabeth Johnson. He married second Lillian McDonald on July 16, 1889 in Buchanan County, Iowa. Iowa County Marriage, 1838-1934)

Joseph Henry Sweney SWENEY, Joseph Henry, son of Hugh Sweney and Esther A. Sweney, was born October 2, 1845, on farm in Warren county, Pa. There were four brothers and three sisters in the family. Two brothers are engaged in banking in Osage, the other, Dr. C. F., is a practicing physician in St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Sweney obtained his earliest education in the public schools in Pennsylvania. In 1855 he came with the rest of the family to Iowa, settling in Burr Oak township, Mitchell county, the father having visited Iowa in 1847 and again in 1854, when he entered and bought some 400 acres of land. Here was the family home. J. H. worked on the farm and attended school at home and at Mitchell until at the age of 16 years he entered the military service in 1862, as a member of Company K, Twenty-seventh regiment, Iowa infantry, under his former teacher, now Judge C. T. Granger. In this company he served as private, corporal and sergeant during three years, the entire term of the regiment, and took part in its numerous engagements and campaigns. The fighting of his regiment ended with the capture of Fort Blakely, the last of the defenses of Mobile, on the evening of April 9, 1865, several hours after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Since then he has always taken much interest in military affairs. He entered the Iowa National Guard in 1877, in its early days, as a lieutenant in Company B, Sixth regiment, and served successively as captain, lieutenant-colonel, and was colonel of the regiment for four years, resigning that place to accept a commission as inspector-general, with rank of brigadier-general. The latter he resigned in the spring of 1889, after being elected to congress. In 1892, having served in Iowa organizations for fifteen years, he was placed on the retired list of the I. N. G. with rank of brigadier-general.

After returning from the war he resumed and continued his school work and studies, and graduated with honors from the law department of the State University of Iowa. He was one of the organizers of the banking house of Sweney Brothers at Osage in 1874, and took an active part in its management for several years. In 1881 he engaged in the active practice of law in Osage. He has always been a republican. In 1883 he was elected by that party to the state senate of the Twentieth General Assembly, from the Forty-first district, composed of Mitchell, Howard and Worth counties. He made so good an impression that he was elected president pro tern of the senate of the Twenty-first General Assembly in 1886 by unanimous vote. He served on the judiciary committee and on the committee on mines and mining. He was re-elected in 1887 from Mitchell, Worth and Winnebago counties, and during the Twenty-second General Assembly occupied the responsible position of chairman of committee on railways, and under his able leadership and management our present railroad law was enacted. In 1888 he was elected from the Fourth Iowa district to the lower house of the Fifty-first Congress, where he served on the committees of education, railways and canals and interstate commerce, and helped to enact the famous McKinley bill. After retirement he resumed his law practice and attention to his extensive farming interests.

Mr. Sweney is a member of the First Congregational church of Osage, and has for several years been president of the board of trustees in that organization. For twenty-two years he has been a member of the board of trustees of the Cedar Valley seminary at Osage, and served several years as president of the board. He is director and president of the Osage Building and Loan association. He belongs to the G. A. R., is a Knight Templar and a Shriner.

Biographies and portraits of the progressive men of Iowa
By Benjamin F. Gue, Benjamin Franklin Shambaugh

Joseph Henry Sweney

(bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) - found on Find A Grave

Joseph Henry Sweney

Birth: Oct. 2, 1845

Death: Nov. 11, 1918


US Congressman. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a Sergeant in Company K, 27th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. In 1880, he graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Osage. From 1883 to 1891, he was a member of the Iowa State Senate, serving as president pro tempore in 1886. In 1889 he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005

Name: Joseph Henry Sweney
Date of Birth: 2 Oct 1845
Date of Death: 11 Nov 1918
Elected Office(s): Representative, President
Elected Date(s): 4 Mar 1889
State: Iowa, Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Biography: a Representative from Iowa; born in Warren County, Pa., October 2, 1845; attended the public schools of Pennsylvania and Iowa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1880; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; also engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and served as sergeant in Company K, Twenty-seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry; colonel of the Sixth Regiment National Guard of Iowa for four years and brigadier and inspector general of the State; member of the State senate 1883-1891, serving as president pro tempore in 1886; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Osage, Iowa; died while on a visit in Norfolk, Va., November 11, 1918; interment in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Iowa

J. H. Sweney has been a resident of Mitchell County since 1855. He is by profession a lawyer, and was for a time connected with the Mitchell County Bank, being one of its founders. He was born in Warren Co., Penn., Oct. 2, 1845, being the son of Hugh and Ester A. Sweney.

When he was nine years of age his parents emigrated to Mitchell Co., Iowa, where they endured the hardships of pioneer life. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, company K, participating in the battles of Pleasant Hill, Tupelo, Old Town Creek, Nashville, siege of Mobile and others. He was mustered out at Clinton, Iowa, Aug. 8, 1865, at the age of nineteen, with rank of sergeant, after which he returned to Mitchell county.

He graduated from the law department of Iowa State University, and in 1881 began the practice of law in Osage, where he has since lived. In 1880 he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 6th regiment, Iowa National Guards. He is a Knight Templar.

He was married in 1867 to Charlotte, daughter of E. C. Johnson. They have one child living--Gail. In 1883 Mr. Sweney was nominated by the republican party in forty-first senatorial district, composed of the counties of Howard, Mitchell and Worth, as its candidate for State Senator, and after the hottest campaign ever known in this locality, he was elected over his opponent, Hon. Cyrus Foreman (democrat), by about 700 majority.

From: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883; Page 191
Transcribed by Gordon Felland, Nov. 2003

1850 Census: Pine Grove, Warren County, Pennsylvania: Hugh Sweney (age 39, farmer, born Ireland), Esther Ann Sweney (age 32, born Pa), Charles Sweney (age 10, born PA), Margaret Sweney (age 8, born PA), Mary Jane Sweney (age 6, born PA), Joseph Sweney (age 4,born PA), Catherine Sweney (age 2, born PA) and James Sweney (age 1/12, born PA).

1856 Iowa State Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Hue Swene (age 47, born Ireland, laborer) Esther A. Swene (age 39, born Penn.), Charles Swene (age 16, born Penn), Mary Ann Swene (age 14, born Penn), Mary Jane Swene (age 13, born Penn), James H. Swene (age 11, born Penn), Catherine Swene (age 9, born Penn) and James Swene (age 6, born Penn). (Note: it pretty clearly says James H. Swene, age 11. I believe that is Joseph Henry.).

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Hugh Sweney (age 46, farmer, born Ireland), Ester Sweney (age 42, born Penn), Charles Sweney (age 19, farmer, born Penn), Margaret Sweney (age 18, teacher, born Penn), Mary Jane Sweney (age 16, teacher, born Penn), Henry Sweney (age 14, born Penn), Catharine Sweney (age 12, born Penn), James Sweney (age 10, born Penn.) and Frank Sweney (age 3, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Henry Sweney (age 28, Ret. Hardware Store, born Penn), Charlotte Sweney (age 25, born Penn) and Ernest Sweney (age 3/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: J. Henry Sweney (age 34, banking, born Penn), wife Charlotte V. Sweeney (age 35, born Penn), daughter Gail E. Sweney (age 3, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: J. Henry Sweney (age 39, atty, born Penn), Scharlotte V. Sweney (age 41, born Penn), and Gail E. Sweney (age 8, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

Charlotte V. Sweney (born 1842) died in 1886 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Joseph Sweney married second Lillian McDonald on July 16, 1889 in Buchanan County, Iowa. Iowa County Marriage, 1838-1934). (NOTE: Family tree information shows a second wife named Lilly Alward Moss and a child named Virginia Moss Sweney). A marriage record for Virginia Moss Sweney shows that she married Kenneth Goodspeed Ellsworth on July 4, 1922. She was aged 25, born about 1897. Her parents were listed as Joseph Henry Sweney and Lillie Alwood Moss. (Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934)

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: John F. Dailey (born Mar. 1835, age 65, married 39 years, born Canada), wife Margaret Dailey (born Jan. 1842, age 58, married 39 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Pennsylvania), brother in law Joseph H. Sweney (born Oct. 1846, age 53, divorced, born Pennsylvania, Lawyer).

1910 Census: San Diego Ward 4, San Diego County, California: Margaret Dailey (age 68, widowed, born Pennsylvania), Brother Joseph Sweney (age 65, single, born Pennsylvania) and granddaughter Gail Reeves (age 17).

1915 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: J. H. Sweney (age 69, widowed, County: Mitchell, P. O. Osage, Ward 2, Occupation 12, unemployed 12 months in 1914. Extent of Education: Grammar 12, College 2, can read and write. Birth Place: PA. Military Service: Civil War Infantry, State IA, Regiment 27, Company K. Church Affiliation: Cong. Father's Birthplace: Ireland. Mother's Birthplace: PA. Years in Iowa: 60.

Joseph Henry Sweney died Nov. 11, 1918 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Plot 0008, Grave 7, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Joseph Henry Sweney. Death Date: 1918, Page #130. Birth Date: 1845. Cemetery: Osage. Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records.

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Name: Joseph Henry Sweney; Rank: 5 Sergeant; Unit IA 27 Inf K, Birth Information: 1845 PA; Death Information: 00 000 1918; Cemetery: Osage; Cemetery Location: Mitchell Co. IA; Comments: enl 12 Aug 1862, age 18, res Mitchell Co. mptd 01 July 1865 to 5 Sergt. m.o. 08 Aug 1865 Clinton IA.


Tieman, Oscar He was born Sept. 1844 in Norway. He married Betsey Anderson. She was the daughter of Tinbaue Anderson and Anne Arneson.

Oscar Tieman The image of Oscar Tieman was found on Find a Grave. The caption said "Oscar Tieman, from STANDARD HISTORICAL ATLAS OF MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA, 1911: Veteran, Company "K", 27th Volunteer Infantry. Served August 24, 1862 - May 26, 1865.

1870 Census, Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Thompson (age 23, farmer, born Norway), Berthe Thompson (age 20, born Norway.

1880 Census, Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (age 34, farmer, born Norway), wife Berthe Tieman (age 30, born Norway), son Theodore Tieman (age 9, born Iowa), son Erick Tieman (age 7, born Iowa), son Henry Tieman (age 4, born Iowa) and son Albert Tieman (age 1, born Minnesota).

1885 Iowa Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (Township 100, Range 13, section 12, W 1/2 SE 1/4, farmer, born Norway), Betsy Tieman (age 35, born Norway), Theodore Tieman (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Bessmary Tieman (age 11, male, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Henry Tieman (age 8, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Albert Tieman (age 6, born Minnesota), Clarence Tieman (age 2, born Mitchell County, Iowa), and Andrew Tieman (age 0, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (born Sept. 1844, age 55, married 30 years, born Norway, immigrated 1855, in US 45 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Betsy Tieman (born Dec. 1849, age 50, married 30 years, 11 children born, 7 still living, born Norway), son Theodore Tieman (born July 1870, age 29, born Iowa), son Burney Tieman (born Mar. 1873, age 27, born Iowa), son Albert Tieman (born Sept. 1878, age 21, born Iowa), son Clarence Tieman (born Mar. 1882, age 18, born Iowa), son Andrew Tieman (born Aug. 1884, age 15, born Iowa), son George Tieman (born Apr. 1887, age 13, born Iowa) and son Gilbert Tieman (born Jan. 1890, age 10, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (age 67, married 1 time for 41 years, born Norway, immigrated 1855, farmer), wife Betsy Tieman (age 60, married 1 time for 41 years, 11 children born, 5 still living, born Norway), son George Tieman (age 22, born Iowa), and son Gilbert Tieman (age 20, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa: Oscar Tieman (age 72, married, County, Mitchell, Township Otranto, Occupation Retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, High school 1, can read and write, birth place Norway, value of farm or home: 22,000, Church Affiliation: Lutheran, father's birthplace: Norway, mother's birthplace, Norway, Years in US: 61, Years in Iowa: 61.

Oscar Tieman died June 27, 1915 in Mitchell County, Iowa (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Six Mile Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Lyle, Nevada, Mower County, Minnesota (Note Mower County, Minnesota and Mitchell County, Iowa are neighboring counties).

His widow Betsey Tieman filed for a pension on July 19, 1915.

On the 1925 Iowa State Census Betsy Tieman listed her parents as Tinbaue Anderson and Anne Arneson.

Children of Oscar Tieman and Berthe Anderson (1900 and 1910 census says she was the mother of 11 children. I can only account for 8 of them in the census records.)

  1. Theodore Tieman, born July 1870
  2. Erick Tieman, born March, 1873 -- I am assuming this is Burney on the 1900 census)
  3. Henry Tieman, born about 1876
  4. Albert Tieman, born about Sept. 1878, died 1925.
  5. Clarence Tieman, born March 1882
  6. Andrew Tieman born August 1884
  7. George Carl Tieman, born April 30, 1887; died 1935
  8. Gilbert Oliver Tieman, born Jan. 24, 1890
  9. unknown
  10. unknown
  11. unknown

Tucker, Henry Francis He was born Sept. 15, 1830 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Asahel Tucker (Mar 16, 1772 - Jan 2, 1847) and Polly H. Williams (born about 1795). A family tree lists them as the parents of Mary Ann Abiah Tucker born Jan 26, 1832) and Elizabeth Louisa Calista Tucker (born Nov. 38, 1838), which matches the information for the 1850 census EXCEPT for Henry F. Tucker. However Norton births list "Henry Francis Tucker, ch. Ashhel and Polly H., born Sept. 15, 1830". Henry F. Tucker married Almira Townsend Phillips on Sept. 16, 1854 at Norton, Bristol County,  Massachusetts. The marriage record showed his parents as Asahel Tucker and Polly H. Tucker. Her parents were listed as Edward Phillips and Mary Phillips. (Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695 - 1910). She was the daughter of Edward Phillips (July 25, 1790 - Sept. 25, 1857) and Mary Abbott (May 12, 1797 - ?). Her brother Joseph Abbott Phillips also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

General Assembly: 19 (01/09/1882 - 01/13/1884)

HENRY F. TUCKER Born September 15, 1830, at Norton, MA. He accepted Christ as his leader at the age of eighteen and continued firm in the faith to the end. In 1861 time be sought a home in the west locating at Mitchell, Iowa, and when the call came to serve his country none responded more promptly and gladly. He was 1st lieutenant of Co. K, 27th regiment, Iowa volunteers. After the about 3 years' service at the front in the field another call was extended to superintend an orphans home at Cedar Fall, Iowa, for the care of the children of the heroes who had lain down their lives in the service. Here he continued for eight years or until the institution closed. This he always considered his life work. In 1882 he served as representative from Mitchell County in the 19th General Assembly of the Iowa state legislature. In 1883 he came to Minnesota locating near Windom. In 1891 he was elected to serve a representative from Cottonwood and Jackson Counties in the 27th legislature of Minnesota. In September, 1899, he found a home in Park Rapids.

Source: Hubbard County Enterprise, Park Rapids, Minnesota, June 7, 1901.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources

1850 Census: Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Polly H. Tucker (age 56, born Mass), Henry F. Tucker (age 19, scholar, born Mass), Mary Ann Tucker (age 15, born Mass), and Elizabeth L. C. Tucker (age 11, born Mass).

1860 Census: Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Mary Phillips (age 63, born Massachusetts), Thomas W. Phillips (age 25, painter, born Massachusetts), Henry C. Phillips (age 21, machinist, born Massachusetts), Henry F. Tucker (age 29, main., born Massachusetts) and Almira T. Tucker (age 30, born Massachusetts).

Captain Charles A. Slocum and first Lieutenant Henry F. Tucker, 27th Iowa infantry have been ordered to be dismissed for straggling beyond the lines alone without arms, thereby subjecting themselves to be captured by the enemy.

Davenport, Iowa, Saturday morning, February 18, 1865

Note: they were both discharged on Feb. 8, 1865.

1870 Census: Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Henry F. Tucker (age 39, Supt. of Orphans Home, born Massachusetts), Almira T. Tucker (age 39, Matron of Orphans Home, born Massachusetts). It is noted on Find a Grave that: Almira Tucker was the Matron/Administrator of Iowa Soldiers Orphan Home from May 15, 1869 to June 11, 1876.

1880 Census, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Henry F. Tucker (age 49, farmer, born Massachusetts), wife Elmira T. Tucker (age 50, born Massachusetts), adopted daughter Julia S. Tucker (age 22, born Iowa, parents born New York and Maine), adopted daughter Martha S. Tucker (age 20, born Iowa, parents born New York and Maine).

NOTE: Henry F. Tucker and Almira Townsend Phillips Tucker adopted two daughters: Juliete/Julia and Martha. Family tree information lists Juliet as being born in 1858, but gives no indication of her birth name. They show Martha's birth name as Martha Stockton, born Aug. 1859. Census records for both girls show that their parents were born in New York and Maine, making me wonder if they could be siblings. On the 1860 census I found the family of Edward Stockton (age 46, born New York, Mary A. Stockton (age 25, born Maine), Juliette Stockton (age 2, born Iowa) and Martha Stockton (age 11/12, born Iowa). All this information fits the subsequent census records for the girls. On the 1870 Census (Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, Iowa Soldiers Orphan Home), I found Julia Stockton (age 13, born Iowa) and Mattie Stockton (age 11, born Iowa). So I believe that both Stockton girls were adopted by the Tuckers. Subsequent marriage and census records seem to indicate to me that after Almira (Phillips) Tucker died, Henry F. Tucker married his adopted daughter Juliet/Julia Stockton.

Almira Townsend (Phillips) Tucker (born May 6, 1830) died Dec. 5, 1882 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa. (Note: many sources lists her date of birth, death and place of burial for Henry F. Tucker also. Pension Index Records, Census Records and death records in Hubbard County, Minnesota, prove that is not correct.)

Henry F. Tucker married Juliet S. Tucker on Nov. 18, 1883 at Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) It appears to me that he married his adopted daughter.

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Amo, Cottonwood County, Minnesota: Henry F. Tucker (age 54, born Mass.), Juliet Tucker (age 27, born Iowa), Martha Tucker (age 25, born Iowa) and Merton Dean (age 17, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census: Amo and Rose Hill, Cottonwood County, Minnesota: Henry F. Tucker (1st Lt. CO. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Date of Enlistment: Aug. 9, 1862, date of Discharge: Feb. 8, 1865, Length of Service: 2 years, 5 months, 30 days). Post Office Address: Windom, Minnesota. Disability Incurred: Hemorrhoids on expedition across Missouri in pursuit of Price, 1864. Remarks: Dis. Roll lost. Give date of enlistment from memory).

Tucker, Henry F.

House 1891-92 (District 8)
Party when first elected: Alliance
Counties Served: Cottonwood, Jackson

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1830 Date of Death: ??/??/1901
Birth Place: Massachusetts Birth County: Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender: Male Religion: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected): Windom
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse/Partner: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1884.


SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 27th (1891-1892) Session Details
Body: House
Elected: 11/4/1890
Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/2/1893
District: 08
Residence: Windom
Counties Represented: Cottonwood, Jackson
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Alliance
Committees:
Claims (Chair)
Education
Geological and Natural History Survey
Judiciary
Printing

1900 Census: Todd, Hubbard County, Minnesota: H. F. Tucker (born Sept. 1830, age 69, married 16 years, born Massachusetts), wife Juliet S. Tucker (born Nov. 1857, age 42, married 16 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Iowa. Parents born New York and Maine), daughter Mattie E. Tucker (born Jan. 1892, age 8, born Minnesota).

Henry Francis Tucker died May 31, 1901 in Hubbard County, Minnesota, reference B-7-18. (Hubbard County Death Index, compiled by Darryl Hensel). He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Section 1, Add 5, Block 60, Lot 1, Grave 1, Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota. (Greenwood Cemetery Listing)

His widow Julia S. Tucker filed for a pension on June 17, 1901 in Minnesota.

The daughter of Henry and Julia, -- M. Elizabeth (Beth) Tucker (born July 6, 1892), died Sept. 7, 1902 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Section 1, Add 5, Block 60, Lot 1, Grave 2, Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota.

Julia S. Tucker, died Feb. 21, 1905 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Section 1, Add 5, Block 60, Lot 1, Grave 3, Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota.


Walling, William Harrison He was born July 30, 1836 in Hartford, Washington County, New York. He was the son of Israel Abbott Walling (Dec.2, 1808 - June 26, 1845) and Mary Warren (July 1, 1811 - Oct. 3, 1871). He married Nancy Ann Neville on Dec. 12, 1859. She was the daughter of James Neville (who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa) and Mary Hartman.

William Harrison Walling Submitted by Ken Walling, Descendant of William H. Walling and James F. Neville

William Harrison Walling was born on July 30, 1836 in Hartford, Washington County, New York to Israel & Mary (Warren) Walling. The family left New York and settled at Diamond Lake, Lake County, Illinois. William H. and his mother (now widowed) with the rest of the family moved and homesteaded in Mitchell County, Iowa in Oct. 1855, one mile south of the Neville's. On December 12, 1859 William H. & Nancy Ann Neville married.

At the age of 25 William H. enlisted with his father-in law with the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company K. His experience with the Regiment will take him to Vicksburg, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas & other places of the western Confederacy. It was told that William H. had a close encounter with the enemy at a school house that was converted to serve as a hospital, when a band of Rebel forces siege on to the hospital. The soldiers wore long trench coats that hung on the wall of this school house, now a hospital, when the Rebels came in to take the hospital, William H. was able to get behind the trench coats and pull himself up by the coat hooks and hide behind the trench coats, all this time hoping that the coat hooks would not pull away from the wall, and thus avoided capture. He was mustered out of service on May 3, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa and went back home to his wife, Nancy. William H. became prominent in town affairs and was a member of the first board of trustees of the township. William H. Walling died on Feb. 6 1905.

William H. & Nancy Ann had the following children:

  1. Gertrude A. Walling (b. Sept. 12, 1868)
  2. William N. Walling (b. Sept. 16, 1870)
  3. Cora B. Walling (b. 1872)

William H. Walling, one of the pioneers of Mitchell county, came here with his father's family in 1855 and bought land on section 16, Lincoln township. He has good improvement, the finest artificial grove in the county, and a very pleasant home. He was born in Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., July 30, 1836, his parents being Israel Walling, born in Washington Co., N. Y., at one time colonel of State militia, and Mary (Warren) Walling, a native of Dutchess Co., N. Y. When he was six years old his father settled in Lake Co., Ill., and died there three years later.

William enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, in company K, 27th Iowa volunteers, went to Fort Snelling, Minn., where his regiment guarded the Sioux prisoners, then made a trip to the Chippewa reservation, afterwards went south and took part in the battles of Little Rock, Fort De Hussey, Alexandria, Pleasant Hill, Yellow Bayou, Moon Lake, Tupelo and Old Town Creek. During the Tupelo raid he was prostrated by sunstroke and was sent to the hospital, where he lay sick ten months. He was then discharged and removed home because of disability, May 15, 1865. He has never fully recovered his health.

Dec. 12, 1859, he married Nancy Nevill, a native of Edgar Co., Ill., and daughter of James and Mary (Hartman) Nevill, natives of Ohio, early settlers of Edgar Co., Ill., who located in Mitchell county in 1856. Her father, James Nevill, in 1862, enlisted as drummer in the 27th Iowa, being then sixty year of age. After serving six month he was discharged on account of physical disability. He returned home and soon after died.

William Walling has been prominent in town affair, and was a member of the first board of trustees in his township. He has three children -- Gertrude A., William N. and Cora B.

Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883, page 349.

1850 Census, Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois: Mary Walling (age 39, born New York), William Walling (age 14, born New York), Eliza Walling (age 12, born New York), John Walling (age 10, born New York), Sarah Walling (age 6, born New York), Warren Walling (age 5, born Illinois) and Catherine Warren (age 42, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Mary Walling (age 45, born NY), William Walling (age 19, born NY, farmer), Eliza Walling (age 18, born NY), John Walling (age 16, born NY), Sarah Walling (age 12, born NY) and Warren Walling (age 11, born Ill).

1860 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; Mary Walling (age 49, born New York), William Walling (age 24, farmer, born New York), John Walling (age 20, farmer, born New York), Sarah Walling (age 17, born New York), Warren Walling (age 14, born Illinois) and Nancy Walling (age 22, born Illinois).

1870 Census: Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Walling (age 34, farmer, born NY), Nancy Walling (age 32, born Ill), Alberta Walling (age 1, born Iowa), Mary Nevil (age 62, born Penn), and Mary Walling (age 59, born NY),

1880 Census: Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: William Walling (age 43, farmer, born NY), wife Nancy Walling (age 41, born Ill), daughter Gertrude Walling (age 11, born Iowa), son William Walling (age 9, born Iowa) and daughter Cora Walling (age 5, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Lincoln, Mitchell County, Iowa: William H. Walling (Township 97, Range 16, Section 16, SE SE, farmer, age 46, born NY), Nancy A. Walling (age 46, born Illinois), Gertrude A. Walling (age 16, born Mitchell County, Iowa), William S. Walling (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Cora B. Walling (age 9, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: William H. Walling (born July 1836, age 63, married 40 years, born New York, land lord), wife Nancy A. Walling (born Aug, 1838, age 61, married 40 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Illinois), daughter Cora B. Walling (born Mar. 1875, age 25, born Iowa).

William H. Walling died Feb. 6, 1905 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa, Lot 697.

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Name: William H. Walling. Rank: Private, Unit: IA 27 Inf. K. Birth Information: Jan 30, 1836 NY. Death Information: Feb. 6, 1905. Cemetery: Osage. Cemetery Location: Mitchell Co. IA. Comments: Enl 20 Aug 1862 age 25 res Mitchell Co. m.o. May 3, 1865 Davenport IA.

His widow Nancy A. Walling filed for a pension on Apr. 1, 1905.

Nancy A (Nevill) Walling (born Aug. 3, 1838) died Mar. 13, 1911 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.


White, Austin Haskell He was born Nov. 9, 1844 in Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine. He was the son of Matthew Limeburner White (Nov. 2, 1818 - July 18, 1879) and Phebe Kimball Hinckley (May 14, 1822 - Aug. 30, 1897). He married Katherine Smith on Dec. 25, 1875 in Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa.

This is a transcription of some 5 x 8 note cards, probably intended for use in a speech. MWC typing, with handwritten notes, probably JTW. I have omitted some lengthy quotes from Austin's letters. In the original notecards MWC cleaned up the punctuation and spelling, probably for ease of reading. I have substituted from the original letters. I have inserted comments, clarifications, etc in [] brackets. Ye Middle-aged-Ed, 3/17/1989.

Mississippi River Valley Campaign. Based on Accounts by a soldier.

When the Civil War is mentioned, thoughts of Lee and Grant, Gettysburg and Bull Run, flash through our minds. We don't stop to realize that the war was fought in three geographical theaters--East, West and on the water. Each was equally important.

The Civil War was fought mostly be men and boys--both North and South--who did not know the issues. They volunteered because of their patriotism and for the excitement and adventure the war offered.

One of the thousands of teen-age volunteers was 17-year-old Austin Haskell White of the 27th Iowa Volunteers Infantry. Assigned to Sherman at Cairo, Illinois, the junction of America's most important waterways, the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers-- our correspondent wrote home that Cairo was a muddy, dirty hole.

By 1862, when Austin volunteered, Kentucky and Missouri were in the possession of the Union and the battles of Ft. Donelson and Shiloh were major Federal victories. The big Union push down the Mississippi River was well under way. He wrote from Jackson, Tennessee in January 1863, his impressions of his first combat experience. "...the night we got hear we had to leave on dubble quick...they was fighting 25 miles down on the other side of Lexington and we was ordered to cut off there retreat but we did not guit there in time but chaiced them about 50 or 60 miles further we chaiced them acrossed the tenesee River.....there was two Squads on one night on a Scout and they come together and through mistak they fired into one and another and they killed three..... I saw two of them that was killed it rained that night and they lay rite in the mood, only on(e) blanket over them one was shot through the neck and the other through the harte."

The following June, still on picket duty, he wrote from LaGrange, Tennessee, "...not that I am home sick atall two tell the honest truth about it I have not been homesick one minuit since I enlisted when I inlisted, I thought that I could stick hur out and I think so yet...." [This is from his 1/10/1863 letter, not the 6/16/1863 letter.]

His letters relate skirmishes with the Confederate forces in Arkansas and again back in Tennessee, near Memphis.

On July 4, 1863, Vicksburg fell to General Grant and four days later, Port Hudson, the last obstacle to Union possession of the River, surrendered.


Ye M.A. Ed in 1994--I have the 3 ring notebook with originals of Austin's letters and the transcriptions.

note by ejj. I found this information in a family tree. Unfortunately I am unable to determine who has his letters. There is no contact listed for the family tree.

1850 Census: Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine: Mathew White (age 31, farmer, born Maine), Phebe White (age 28, born Maine), Margaret White (age 7, born Maine), Austin White (age 5, born Maine), Jane White (age 2, born Maine) and Mary Trundy (age 12, born Maine).

Matthew L. White came in 1856, claiming land in section 31, where he constructed a substantial stone-residence. He organized a Methodist Sunday School and was a great church worker.

Index to Names in Local History Collection
Mitchell County, Iowa


The first Sunday school in Burr Oak Township was organized in Brownville in 1860 by a Mrs. Phoebe White. She used a vacant log cabin and solicited funds herself by a door-to-door campaign, sometimes getting a quarter, sometimes nothing, but she finally raised $7 to buy Sunday school material. One pupil came to the first Sunday school session, two more in the afternoon, and 20 attended the next Sunday. It grew until it had 40 scholars--by then they were meeting in the schoolhouse.

Brownville, 1857
Mitchell County, Burr Oak Township, Iowa


Of the younger set, of Mitchell county boys whom I knew best was Henry Sweney, not yet seventeen, Arthur Clyde, older brother of our Judge Clyde, Del Carter and "Aus" White of Brownville.

Memories of the Civil War from Mitchell County, Iowa, by Mrs. Annie E. Sweney.

1860 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Mathew White (age 40, farmer, born Maine), Phebe White (age 38, born Maine), Margaret White (age 17, teacher common school, born Maine), Austin White (age 15, born Maine), Jane White (age 13, born Maine), Miah White (age 9, born Maine) and Billy White (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa; M. L. White (age 52, farmer, born Maine), Phebe White (age 48, born Maine), Austin White (age 24, farmer, born Maine), Miah White (age 18, born Maine), Frank White (age 12, born Iowa), Ruby White (age 8, born Iowa) and Elizzie White (age 6, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Austin H. White (age 35, farmer, born Maine), wife Kate L. White (age 32, born New York), and Charles E. Auborn (age 19, works on farm, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jenkins, Mitchell County, Iowa: Austin White (Township 99, Range 15, Section 30, N 1/2 NW, age 40, farmer, born Maine) and Katie White (age 38, born New York).

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Austin H. White (born Nov. 1844, age 55, married 29 years, born Maine, farmer), wife Kate Austin (born July 1846, age 53, married 29 years, 0 children born, born New York)

1905 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Austin H. White and Katie White.

1910 Census: Osage Ward 4, Mitchell County, Iowa: Austin H. White (age 65, married 1 time for 39 years, born Maine, own income), wife Katy White (age 62, married 1 time for 39 years, 0 children born, born New York).

1915 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: A. H. White, (age 70, married, County, Mitchell. P. O. Osage, Ward 4, Occupation: Retired. Extent of education: Common 3, can read and write. Birthplace: Maine, value of farm or home: $1800, father's birth place: Maine. Mother's Birthplace: Maine. Years in Iowa, 54.

1920 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Austin White (age 75, born Maine) and wife Katherine White (age 72, born New York).

Austin H. White died Feb. 23, 1921 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Section 1146, Position 2, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

His Widow Katherine White filed for a pension on Mar. 7, 1921 in Iowa.

Katherine White (born July 1846) died Mar. 15, 1934 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Section 1146, Position 2, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa


White, Martin Edwin He was born Jan. 23, 1839 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of David B. White (May 22, 1806 - Sept. 19, 1897) and Lucy Hollister Warner (Jan 27, 1814 - Jan 27, 1899) He married first Cynthia Maria Mason on Sept. 9, 1860. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Prouty Mason (Aug. 5, 1805 0- Jan 28, 1894) and Rebecca Taylor (Nov. 6, 1806 - Sept. 24, 1857). He married second Wilhelmina Buchwald on Oct. 17, 1899 in Ripley County, Missouri. (She was previously married to a Mr. Buchwald) Martin's sister Lydia White married Alfred Penney who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.). Martin's brother Marvin White also served in Company K, 27th Iowa.

David White

In the year 1860 David White became a real estate holder in Burr Oak township, and came to Mitchell county, arriving at his destination Oct. 23, 1860. He was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., May 22, 1806. He is son of David and Eunice White, and was reared to the pursuit of agriculture. When twenty-three years of age he went to Erie, Penn., where he was a farmer until 1860, when he made the exchange which put him in possession of his present property. During the war he was employed by the government about two months, and was attached to the command of General Pope. He was married in Wattsburg, Penn., in 1837, to Lucy H., daughter of John and Naomi Warner, born in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. Their seven children are all living. Martin E. married Cynthia Mason, and resides at Fargo, D. T.; Marvin is at Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lydia is Mrs. Alfred Penney, of Stacyville; Marilla is Mrs. John Shott, of Dakota ; Melvin married Alice Chase and lives at Osage; he was a soldier in a Pennsylvania regiment during the late war; Adele is Mrs. Arthur J. Cole of Dakota; Eddie married Hattie E. Knapp and lives at the homestead. Martin enlisted in August, 1862, in the 27th Iowa, company K, became corporal July 7, 1863, and served until the war closed. Marvin enlisted at the same time and served as long.

Mr. White owns ninety-one and a half acres of land on section 10, and his home is located on the site of the first log house erected in the township, and near the celebrated spring which was once the great attraction to travelers when the country was new.

Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883, page 284.

Posted By: Gordon Felland

found here

1850 Census: Wayne, Erie County, Pennsylvania: David White (age 44, farmer, born NY), Lucy White (age 36, born NY), Martin White (age 11, born Pennsylvania), Marvin White (age 9, born Pennsylvania), Lydia White (age 6, born Pennsylvania), Marilla White (age 2, born Pennsylvania) and David White (age 80, born NY).

1860 Census: Wayne, Erie County, Pennsylvania: David White (age 55, farmer, born New York), Lucy White (age 48, born New York), Martin S(?) White (age 21, born New York), Marvin White (age 18, born New York), Lydia White (age 16, born New York), Melvin White (age 14, born Pennsylvania), Marilla White (age 11, born Pennsylvania), Adel White (age 8, born Pennsylvania), and Eddy White (age 3, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census: Bristol, Worth County, Iowa: Martin E. White (age 31, Machinery Agent, born Penn.), Cynthia White (age 29, born Penn), Flora White (age 8, born Iowa), Jennie White (age 3, born Iowa) and Oliver D. Eno (age 38, machinery agent, born Penn.).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Martin E. White, (age 41, teamster, born Pennsylvania), wife Syntha M. White (age 39, born Pennsylvania), daughter Jennie White (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Mary White (age 10, born Iowa) and son Earnest White (age 8, born Iowa).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Townships 133 and 134, Cass County, Minnesota: Martin E. White (age 46, born Pennsylvania), Cynthia M. White (age 44, born Pennsylvania), Jennie White (age 18, born Iowa), Mollie White (age 14, born Iowa), Earnest White (age 13, born Iowa), Flora Whiting (age 23, born Iowa), Pearl Whiting (age 5, born Iowa) and Frankie Whiting (age 3, born Iowa).

Martin E. White filed for a pension on Jan. 30, 1891 in Iowa.

Cynthia (Mason) White (born June 23, 1840), died July 18, 1891, She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Green, Butler County, Iowa.

He married second Wilhelmina Buchwald on Oct. 17, 1899 in Ripley County, Missouri. (She was previously married to a Mr. Buchwald)

1900 Census: Johnson, Carter County, Missouri: Martin E. White (born Feb.. 1839, age 61, married 0 years (note 30 was originally written, then crossed through to write 0), born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Wilhelmina White (born July 1857, age 43, married 0 years, born Germany).

1910 Census: Johnson, Carter County, Missouri: Martin E. White (age 71, married 2 times, currently for 10 years, born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Wilhelmina White (age 52, born Germany, immigrated 1888), son Charles E. White (age 38, born Iowa, laborer, house farm.).

1920 Census: Grandin, Carter County, Missouri: Martin White (age 81, born Penn), wife Minnie White (age 64, born Germany), and son Ernest White (age 47, born Iowa).

Martin E. White died May 3, 1924 at Grandin, Missouri. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Grandin Cemetery, Carter County, Missouri

Obtained this obituary from the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Obituary for Martin E. White from the Ellsinore Carter City News on May 6, 1924 on page 1 column 6:

MARTIN E. WHITE

After a lingering illness of 7 months Martin E White passed away at his home in Grandin on Saturday, May 3, 1924, at the advanced age of 85 years, 3 months and 10 days.

Martin E. White was born in Wayne County, Pennsylvania on January 23, 1839. He was married to Cynthia Mason on January 9, 1860 and moved to Nichels County, Iowa, in October the same year. To this union were born 3 girls and 1 boy. His wife passed away July 18, 1891. He then married Mrs. Buchwald October 21, 1899. Mr. White was a member of the Methodist Church, a good neighbor, and a friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his widow, one son, two daughters and host of friends. We sympathize with the family in their loss, yet it is God's will.

Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. Church, South, by the Pastor, Rev. H.G. Stewart, at 2 p.m. Sunday. The remains were laid to rest in the Grandin Cemetery.

Obituary was found here

Grandin Cemetery, Carter County, Missouri

His online death certificate can be found here

Martin E. White
Residence of City 28 years
Married
Wife: Minne A. White
Date of Birth: Jan. 23, 1839
Age: 85 Years 3 Months 10 Days
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Erie Co. Pa
Name of Father David White
Birthplace of Father: NY
Maiden name of Mother: Lucy Warner
Birthplace of Mother: NY
Informant C. E. White
Date of Death: May 3, 1924
Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage. Contributory: Arterio Sclerosis.
Place of Burial, Grandin, MO.

His widow Minnie White, filed for a pension on May 16, 1924 in Missouri.

Wilhelmina A. "Minnie" White (born July 18, 1854), died Apr. 5, 1936 and is buried in Grandin Cemetery, Grandin, Carter County, Missouri.


White, Marvin He was born Aug. 10, 1841 in Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of David B. White (May 22, 1806 - Sept. 19, 1897) and Lucy Hollister Warner (Jan 27, 1814 - Jan 27, 1899) He married Elizabeth A. Dykes on Nov. 28, 1883 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. He was aged 30. She was aged 26. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of William Dykes and Polly Hatch. Marvin's sister Lydia White married Alfred Penney who also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. Marvin's brother Martin White also served in Company K, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. (See the biography for the their father in the record for Martin).

MARVIN WHITE

Marvin White, deceased, became a resident of Council Bluffs in 1870 and was identified with its business interests throughout his remaining days. He was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1841, his parents being David and Lucy White, who were likewise natives of the Keystone state and resided in Erie county, where the father engaged in farming for many years. He then removed to the west and took up his abode at Osage, Mitchell county, Iowa, where he purchased a tract of land and engaged in general farming throughout the remainder of his life. Both he and his wife died upon the farm property there.

Marvin White was a pupil in the public schools during his residence in the east, and after coming with his parents to the west he assisted his father in the development and improvement of the home farm at Osage, Iowa, until after the Outbreak of the Civil war. He was just twenty-one years of age at the beginning of hostilities, and, offering his services to the government, he joined Company K of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry and served for three years under Captain, now Judge, C. T. Granger. His company was in many engagements and participated in seven of the most important battles of the war, and though often in the thickest of the fight Mr. White was never injured and remained at the front until the expiration of his time of service, being honorably discharged in 1865. Three of his brothers were also soldiers of the Union army.

After the war Mr. White returned to his home in Osage, Iowa, and remained with his parents for a brief period. He then continued on his westward way until he reached Brownville, Nebraska. There he engaged in driving a stage coach until he came to Council Bluffs in 1870, remaining a resident of this city until his demise. Here he also drove a stage coach, his route extending to the northern part of the state. After being thus employed for several years he turned his attention to the livery business, entering into partnership with Theodore Lund. They purchased what was known as the old Patton barn on North Main street, and there Mr. White engaged in the livery business for several years, after which he sold out. During his last years he was retired from active business, suffering from ill health for some time prior to his death.

On the 20th of November, 1883, Mr. White was united in marriage in Council Bluffs to Miss Elizabeth A. Dykes, a native of this city and a representative of one of its oldest families. Her parents were William and Polly (Hatch) Dykes, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of New York. The Hatch family settled in Pottawattamie county in 1846 when the Mormons were here, and William Dykes came a few years later. Here he turned his attention to merchandising and thus provided for the support of his family during his remaining days. His wife also passed away in Council Bluffs, August 14, 1878. The death of Mr. White occurred June 25, 1899, but he is well remembered by many friends whom he made during the years of his residence here.

In early days Mr. White gave his political support to the republican party and later voted with the democracy, but eventually had no party affiliation and cast his ballot for the candidates whom he regarded as best qualified for office. Both the White and Dykes families were well known to the pioneers of the city and county. Mrs. White still resides in Council Bluffs and is held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. She owns a nice home at No. 820 Avenue A, where she resides, and she also owns other property on West Broadway, from which she derives a good income.

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, IOWA FROM THE EARLIEST HISTORIC TIMES TO 1907, VOLUME 2; BY HOMER H. FIELD And HON. JOSEPH R. REED

ALSO BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME PROMINENT CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY ILLUSTRATED; CHICAGO; THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING CO., 1907

1850 Census: Wayne, Erie County, Pennsylvania: David White (age 44, farmer, born NY), Lucy White (age 36, born NY), Martin White (age 11, born Pennsylvania), Marvin White (age 9, born Pennsylvania), Lydia White (age 6, born Pennsylvania), Marilla White (age 2, born Pennsylvania) and David White (age 80, born NY).

1860 Census: Wayne, Erie County, Pennsylvania: David White (age 55, farmer, born New York), Lucy White (age 48, born New York), Martin S(?) White (age 21, born New York), Marvin White (age 18, born New York), Lydia White (age 16, born New York), Melvin White (age 14, born Pennsylvania), Marilla White (age 11, born Pennsylvania), Adel White (age 8, born Pennsylvania), and Eddy White (age 3, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census, Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: David White (age 64, farmer, born New York), Lucy White (age 56, born New York), Marvin White (age 28, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Melvina White (age 24, born Pennsylvania), Merrilla White (age 22, born Pennsylvania), Adel White (age 19, born Pennsylvania) and Eddie White (age 13, born Pennsylvania).

1880 Census, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Marvin White (age 36, saloon keeper, born Pennsylvania).

1885 Iowa State Census: Council Bluffs Ward 2, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Marvin White (111 W. 8th Street), age 43, saloon, born Pennsylvania), Lizzie White (age 31, born Pottawattamie County, Iowa).

Marvin White died June 25, 1899 at Council Bluffs, Iowa (pension index records). He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa

His widow Elizabeth A. White filed for a pension on April 29, 1908 in Iowa.

Elizabeth (Dykes) White, died March. 15, 1939. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Section A, Lot 382. There is a note on Find A Grave that says "Source is the Pottawattamie County Historical Society publications of 1994, book #1, page 41. No stone indicated nor located."


Williams, Isaiah He was born July 2, 1824 in Cazenovia, Madison County, New York. He was the son of Rufus Holmes Williams (Mar. 11, 1795 - Oct. 23, 1836) and Nancy Nash (July 26, 1798 - Dec. 30, 1875). He married Parmelia Eveline Pardee on Sept. 11, 1845 in Cazenovia, Madison County New York. She was the daughter of William Pardee (July 15, 1772 - ?) and Nancy Bellamy (April 2, 1778 - May 31, 1864).

1850 Census: Madison, Madison County, New York: Isaiah Williams (age 26, farmer, born NY), Pamelia Williams (age 26, born Vermont) and Nancy T. Williams (age 2, born NY).

1860 Census: Lindina, Juneau County, Wisconsin: Isaiah Williams (age 36, house carpenter, born NY), Pamela Williams (age 36, born Vermont), Nancy Williams (age 12, born Wisconsin), and Justus Williams (age 10, born New York).

1870 Census: Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota: Isaiah William (age 46, farmer, born New York), Pamelia E. Williams (age 46, born Vermont), Justus Williams (age 20, born New York).

1880 Census: Fulda, Murray County, Minnesota: Isaiah Williams (age 56, carpenter, born NY), wife Permelia Williams (age 56, born Vermont), and son Justus Williams (age 29, born New York.

He filed for a pension on June 16, 1883 in Kansas.

1890 Veterans Census: Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota: Isaiah Williams Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Feb. 18, 1864, discharged May 23, 1865. Length of Service 1 year, 3 months, 5 days. Post Office Address: Lyle, Minnesota. Disability Incurred: Chronic Diarrhea, Piles, & rupture.

1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota: Isaiah Williams, (age 70, born New York, Resident of State 5 years, 4 months. Resident of Enumeration District: 5 years, 4 months, farmer.), Pamelia Williams (age 70, born Vermont), Justus B. Williams (age 44, born New York).

Permelia E. Williams (born May 22, 1824) died March 11, 1896 and is buried in Woodbury Cemetery, Lot 47, space 3, Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota.

Isaiah Williams died in 1900. He is buried in Woodbury Cemetery, Lot 47, space 2, Lyle, Mower County, Minnesota. Currently Find a Grave has him listed as Isaac Williams, but he is identified as a Civil War Vet and husband of Permelia. I have requested a photo. I am sure it is supposed to be Isaiah -- Hopefully the tombstone photo will show the correct name. (UPDATE: I did get the photo of his tombstone. His tombstone simply says I. W. There is a memorial stone for Civil War Vets that shows "Isaac" Williams. However, the Find a Grave volunteer talked to one of the cemetery workers, who looked at their cemetery records. This is what she found:

Isaiah Williams Lot 47, space 3, South Division, death date recorded only as 1900. Pamela, space 2, death date, 3/11/1890. A note in the record states - marker- I. W.

I requested that the Find a Grave memorial be corrected to show the name Isaiah. (Update: the Find a Grave memorial now reflects Isaiah "Isaac" Williams).


Worst, Gains C. He was born about 1840 in Ohio. He was the son of Peter and Margaret Worst.

1850 Census: Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio: Peter Worst (age 47, tailor, born PA), Margaret Worst (age 41, born PA), Gustavus Worst (age 19, born Ohio), Peter L. Worst (age 15, born Ohio), Gains Worst (age 10, born Ohio), Saloma Worst (age 7, born Ohio), and Forrest Worst (age 2, born Ohio).

1870 Census: Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio: Peter Worst (age 67, farmer, born PA), Margaret Worst (age 60, born PA), Gustavus Worst (age 38, carpenter, born Ohio), Gains Worst (age 30, Printer, born Ohio) and Oliver Worst (age 9, born Ohio.)

1880 Census: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York: Gaines C. Worset (age 40, Printer, born Ohio), wife Helen Worset (age 34, born NY), boarder Percy Sanpette (age 35, born Pennsylvania) and brother Gustavus Worset (age 50, retired mercht., born Ohio).

Gains C. Worst died Dec. 26, 1897 and is buried in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Section 2, Site 5480, 625 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (U.S. Veterans Gravesites).

His widow Helen E. Worst filed for a pension on Jan. 1898 in New York.

1900 Census: Brooklyn Ward 23, Kings County, New York: John Truston (age 73,), Elizabeth K, Truston (age 64), Robert Truston (age 38), servant Helen Worst (born Dec. 1846, age 32, widowed, 2 children born, 0 still living. born New York, cook).


Wynn, Hiram He was born June 10, 1838 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Isaac Wynn (June 24, 1807 - Feb. 27, 1880) and Roxena Johnson (1815 - Nov. 7, 1888). He married first Helen A. Drake on July 6, 1862. She was the daughter of William Henry Drake (Dec. 4, 1817 - Jan. 1892) and Betsy T. Glines (Feb. 3, 1839 - Oct. 15, 1921). Her brothers Henry M. Drake and William Francis Drake also served in Company K, 27th Iowa. Hiram Wynn married second married Mary Elizabeth DeFord in June 1889. She was the widow of his brother Warner Wynn.

1850 Census: Columbus, Warren County, Pennsylvania: Isaac Wynn (age 43, farmer, born PA), Roxa Wynn (age 39, born VT), Mahina Wynn (age 15, born VA), Lucinda Wynn (age 13, born PA), Hiram Wynn (age 11, born PA), Warner Wynn (age 10, born PA), Berian Wynn (age 6, born PA), Laura Ann Wynn (age 4, born PA), John Johnson (age 70, born Mass.) and Betsy Johnson (age 67, born Mass.).

1856 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Wynn (age 50, born NY), Roxena Wynn (age 45, born Vermont), Lucinda Wynn (age 19, born Penn), Hiram Wynn (age 17, born Penn), Warren Wynn (age 15, born Penn), Burban Wynn (age 13, born Penn), Laura Ann Wynn (age 11, born Penn), Orville Robbins (age 30, born NY), Mehina Robins (age 22, born Penn.), Earl Robbins (age 2, born NY), John Johnson (age 34, born NY), and Horace Johnson (age 7, born Ohio). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Wynn (age 53, farmer, born PA), Roxena Wynn (age 45, born Connecticut), Hiram Wynn (age 22, farmer, born PA), Warner Wynn (age 19, farmer, born PA), Milton Wynn (age 17, born PA), Laura Wynn (age 14, born PA), Rauslaer Barrows (age 24, born New York), and Lucinda Barrows (age 21, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census: Mirabile, Caldwell County, Missouri: Hiram Wynn (age 30, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Ellen Wynn (age 26, born New Hampshire), and Gertrude Wynn (age 1, born Iowa. Note Isaac (age 64) and Roxena (age 59) Wynn were living next to them.

1880 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Hiram Wynn (age 41, farming, born Pennsylvania), wife Hellen A. Wynn (age 36, born NY), daughter Gertz May (age 11, born Iowa), son Guy Wynn (age 8, born Missouri), and son Charles Wynn (age 3, born Missouri). William Drake (age 61) and Betsy Drake (age 61) are listed on the same census page.

Hiram Wynn filed for a pension on July 15, 1882 in Dakota.

Land Records in South Dakota

Brown County, South Dakota

NAME: Hiram Wynn
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP 125N
RANGE: 063
SECTION: 022
ACREAGE: 160
TYPE:272002
CASETYPE: PA
DOCID: 243
MO/DAY/YEAR: 08/01/1883

NAME: Roxcene Wynn
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP 125N
RANGE: 063
SECTION: 022
ACREAGE: 160
TYPE:272002
CASETYPE: PA
DOCID: 1710
MO/DAY/YEAR: 06/30/1884

McPherson County, South Dakota

NAME: Hiram Wynn
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP 125N
RANGE: 068
SECTION: 035
ACREAGE: 160
TYPE:272002
CASETYPE: PA
DOCID: 4320
MO/DAY/YEAR: 09/03/1887

Hellen (Drake) Wynn died April 7, 1888. She is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Died

Wynn - at her home in Ordway, April 7, 1888, Mrs. Helen A. Wynn, wife of Hiram Wynne, aged forty-three years, ten months and twelve days.

Mrs. Wynn was one of the first settlers of Ordway, having moved there with her husband in May, 1881. She was born in Chickster, New Hampshire, and was married to her bereaved husband July 5, 1862, in Iowa, where she lived until the family removed to Dakota. She was the mother of five children, three daughters and two sons, of which the sons and one daughter survive her. She was a member of the M. E. Church for over twenty years, having been baptized in 1866. Though she suffered intensely she never complained but would pray or sing in her hours of severest pain. She was a good wife and kind mother and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

Hiram Wynn married Mary Elizabeth DeFord in June 1889. She was the widow of his brother Warner Wynn. They were divorced on Nov. 25, 1892 at Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota. According to information found in a family tree Judge A. W. Campbell ruled that Hiram Wynn had deserted Mary.

1890 Veterans Census Records: Ordway, Brown County, South Dakota: Hiram Wynn (Private, Co. K, 27 Iowa Vol. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1852, discharged July 16, 1865, Length of service: 2 years, (couldn't read months or days), He is a pension at 2 ?)

1900 Census: Rock, Mitchell County, Iowa: Eugene Butloph (born May 1845, age 55, married 31 years, born Vermont), Mary M. Butloph (born Nov. 1853, age 46, married 31 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born New Hampshire), son Hoyt Butloph (born Feb. 1882, age 18, born Iowa), son Hoyt Butloph (born Aug. 1894, age 5, born Iowa), son Guy Butloph (born Oct. 1896, age 3, born Iowa), mother-in-law Betsy Drake (born Sept. 1818, age 81, widowed, born Vermont) and boarder Hiram Wynn (born June, 1838, age 61, widowed, born Pennsylvania). Note he was living with his wife's mother and sister.

1930 Census: Roscoe, Edmunds County, South Dakota: Guy Wynn (age 57, born Missouri, Conductor Steam Railroad), wife Nellie M. Wynn (age 55, born Minnesota), Brother: Chas. O. Wynn (age 52, widowed, laborer, odd jobs born Missouri), father Hiram Wynn (age 91, widowed, born Pennsylvania) and Brother in law Ralph Flick (age 44, brakeman, steam railroad, born Minnesota),

Hiram Wynn died July 6, 1931 at Roscoe, South Dakota. (Pension Index Record and South Dakota Death Index). He is buried in Morningside Cemetery, Roscoe, Edmunds County, South Dakota. Plot Elmwood.

Application for Headstone: Name: Hiram Wynn. rank: Pvt. Company: Co. K. Regiment: 27th Inf. Iowa. Date of Death: 7/6/1931. Name of Cemetery: Roscoe Cemetery. Located in City: Roscoe, State: S. D. To be shipped to: Lockwood E. Smith at Roscoe, So. Dak. Post Office Address of Consignee: Lockwood E. Smith, Ipswich So. Dak. This application if for the unmarked grave of a Soldier. It is understood the stone will be furnished and delivered at the railroad station or steamboat landing above indicated, at Government expense freight prepaid, and agreed it will be promptly removed and set up at private expense. #376244, Sept. 19, 1931.


Wynn, Warner He was born Jan. 28, 1841 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Isaac Wynn (June 24, 1807 - Feb. 27, 1880) and Roxena Johnson (1815 - Nov. 7, 1888). He married Mary Elizabeth Deford on June 25, 1864 in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William Thomas Deford (17887 - after 1860) and Mary Ellison (1797 - 1856).

1850 Census: Columbus, Warren County, Pennsylvania: Isaac Wynn (age 43, farmer, born PA), Roxa Wynn (age 39, born VT), Mahina Wynn (age 15, born VA), Lucinda Wynn (age 13, born PA), Hiram Wynn (age 11, born PA), Warner Wynn (age 10, born PA), Berian Wynn (age 6, born PA), Laura Ann Wynn (age 4, born PA), John Johnson (age 70, born Mass.) and Betsy Johnson (age 67, born Mass.).

1856 Iowa State Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Wynn (age 50, born NY), Roxena Wynn (age 45, born Vermont), Lucinda Wynn (age 19, born Penn), Hiram Wynn (age 17, born Penn), Warner Wynn (age 15, born Penn), Burban Wynn (age 13, born Penn), Laura Ann Wynn (age 11, born Penn), Orville Robbins (age 30, born NY), Mehina Robins (age 22, born Penn.), Earl Robbins (age 2, born NY), John Johnson (age 34, born NY0, and Horace Johnson (age 7, born Ohio). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Isaac Wynn (age 53, farmer, born PA), Roxena Wynn (age 45, born Connecticut), Hiram Wynn (age 22, farmer, born PA), Warner Wynn (age 19, farmer, born PA), Milton Wynn (age 17, born PA), Laura Wynn (age 14, born PA), Rauslaer Barrows (age 24, born New York), and Lucinda Barrows (age 21, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census: Liberty, Mitchell County, Iowa: Warner Wynn (age 29, farmer, born Penn), Mary Wynn (age 23, born Germany), Elvin Wynn (age 3, born Iowa), Mark Wynn (age 1, born Iowa), William Volkander (age 25, hired man, born NY).

Warner Wynn died May 28, 1879 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Mitchell Co., Iowa, Lot 279

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Warner Wynn. Death Date: May 28, 1879, Page #147, Birth Date: Jan 28, 1841. Cemetery Osage. Town: Osage. Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records.

1880 Census: Liberty, Mitchell County, Iowa: Mary Wynn (age 34, widowed, born Indiana), son Elvin Wynn (age 13, born Iowa), son Mark Wynn (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Laura A. Wynn (age 7, born Iowa) and daughter Lela M. Wynn (age 2, born Iowa.)

Mary Deford Wynn married M. P. Edward McGhee on July 3, 1882 in Mitchell County, Iowa. He was killed in the line of duty as a Pinkerton Detective in August 1885.

She married Warner's brother Hiram Wynn in June 1889 in Brown County, South Dakota. They were divorced Nov. 25, 1892. A. W. Campbell, Judge, ruled Hiram Wynn had deserted Mary.

Warner Wynn's widow Mary E. McGee filed for a pension on Nov. 28, 1916 in Montana.

Mary (Deford) Warner died Nov. 15, 1925 in Ronan, Lake County, Montana.