Our FUNK's of: Shenandoah Co., Va; Hardin/Nelson Co., KY; Harrison, Crawford and Knox Co., IN; & Lawrence Co., IL

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Descendants of Henry Funk, Sr.

Generation No. 5 - Part 1

14. NANCY5 FUNK (WILLIAM4, PETER3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born Bet. 1843 - 1844 in Indiana, and died Aft. 1881 in unknown. She married (1) ALEXANDER WILBER October 12, 1861 in Lawrence Co., ILL. He was born Abt. 1841 in Indiana, and died Bef. 1874 in prob Busseron Twp., Knox Co., IN. She married (2) WILLIAM H. DEVORE March 08, 1874 in Knox Co. Ind.. He was born Abt. 1850 in Indiana, and died Between 1891 and 1897, probably in Knox Co, Busseron Twp.

Notes for N
ANCY FUNK:
I believe that I have finally proven that after Alexander Wilber the widow Nancy (Funk) married William H. DeVore, in what was for him his FIRST marriage.  William and Judith (Potter) Funk are next door to Nancy in the 1870 and nearby in the 1880 Census of Busseron Twp, Knox Co., IN. and (I have recently been able to confirm thanks to Mac Elliot, Funk family genealogist) are her parents. In the 1870 Census William and Judith indicate that they were born in Indiana, but in the 1880 Census both of her "parents" claim to have been born in VA and their parents as well. (?)

The children Judea, Mary, Francis and Amanda are in the 1870 Census with Alexander and Nancy Funk Wilber. The twins, Julia and Sarah first appear in the 1880 Census with Nancy and William DeVore, I'm not sure if Alexander is their (Julie and Sarah)'s father or not, but it's my best guess for the time being that they are, as they AREN'T the children of William.

Notes for A
LEXANDER WILBER:
The 1870 Census is my only real record of him so far.

More About A
LEXANDER WILBER and NANCY FUNK:
Marriage: October 12, 1861, Lawrence Co., ILL
Ending: Bet. 1870 - 1874, Prob Knox Co., Ind.

Notes for W
ILLIAM H. DEVORE:
Our DeVore line, the surname that I was born with, has been one of if not THE toughest lines for me to research. Our earliest known DeVore ancestor William H. DeVore has been incredibly illusive. My grandmother Goldie Swanner DeVore had told me when I first began this, that her husband's grandparents were William and Nancy Lou DeVore. Years later I was able to learn from Noah's children Charles DeVore and Elisbeth Ann (DeVore) Hunley that Noah had talked about two brother's John and Seth. Thanks to an intricate trail of records I have finally established a little about this family. Unfortunately the questions far exceed the answers, but at least I finally  know Nancy's ancestry, have sorted out most of her and Williams your-mine-and-our bunch, and am now beginning in earnest on DeVore family research.

William H. DeVore claimed (on the 1 census that I can find him on) to have been born in Indiana about 1850. I now believe that despite later claims, that John was born right after William and Nancy married, maybe even in 1874.  Noah I blieve was born in 1877 and then Seth in 1881.  Nancy died sometime between Seth's birth in 1881 and William's remarriage to

More About WILLIAM DEVORE and NANCY FUNK:
Marriage: March 08, 1874, Knox Co. Ind.
     
Children of N
ANCY FUNK and ALEXANDER WILBER are:

19. i. JUDEA6 WILBER, b. Bet. 1862 - 1863, Illinois; Judea is the only of these children that I have much info on, but see the next page as their is a fair amount.
ii. MARY WILBER, b. Abt. 1864.
iii. FRANCIS WILBER, b. Abt. 1867.
iv. AMANDA WILBER, b. Abt. 1869.
v. JULIA WILBER, b. Abt. 1870.
vi. SARAH WILBER, b. Abt. 1870.

     
Child of NANCY FUNK and WILLIAM DEVORE is:

vii. SETH6 DEVORE, b. Bet. 1881 - 1886, knox Co. Ind.; d. June 23, 1915, near New Lebanon, Ind..
Notes for SETH DEVORE:
Seth's info is at times a little difficult to follow.  Losing both parents at an early age seems to do that to a person. In the 1900 Census he is living with his half sister and her husband, Charles and Julia (JUDEA) Wilber Potter. The Frank Wittenmeyer that Charles DeVore remembers was their son-in-law. In the 1910 Census Seth is still in Oaktown, now as a lodger in the household of Lance and Laura Hall. It was Seth's relationship with the Potter's, the Potter's marriage certificate, and Frank Whittenmier's marriage to Charles and Judea's daughter. that I finally let me conclude that the family in the 1880 Census was "ours"
Seth was run over by a train in 1915 near Lebanon, Sullivan Co., IN. I have no idea where Seth's six half sisters or his brother John who lived in the area were, but Noah came over from Palestine, picked up the body, took him back by train and buried Seth in the Palestine Cemetary.
Still, more questions than answers...

15. GEORGE WILLISTON5 HALLETT (SCENA ANN4 FUNK, PETER3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born February 05, 1850 in Russellville, Lawrence Co., Ill., and died May 16, 1910 in Gill Twp., Sullivan Co., IN. He married ELISABETH HOGUE April 23, 1868 in Probably Crawford Co., ILL. She was born August 18, 1854 in Illinois, and died August 28, 1902 in Sullivan Co., IN.

Notes for G
EORGE WILLISTON HALLETT:
His obit in the Carlisle News dated May 20, 1910:

J. W. Hallett Dead.
J. Willis Hallett, well known in this vicinity where he had lived for many years, died at his home near Hyatt's Ferry Monday after suffering for a number of years, with chronic tuberculosis.

Mr. Hallett had, for a number of years, been spending the winter months in Florida, and returned from his last trip about seven weeks ago. A few days after his return his condition became worse and he had benn confined to his home since that time.

J. W. Hallett was born near Russellville, ILL. February 3, 1850 and died May 16, 1910, being at the time of his death 60 years, 3 months and 13 days of age. He was the son of George and Scena Hallett. On April 23, 1868 he was married to Elisabeth Hogue and to this union ten children were born, four of whom, together with the mother, have preceded the father to the other world.

In 1875 the family moved to Sullivan County where they had since resided.

The deceased was a member of the Oakland Church of Christ. He is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters-John, Fred, and James and Mrs. David Harber, and Misses Scena and Nellie Hallett, all of whom reside in Sullivan county.

Interrment was made Tuesday afternoon in the I.O.O.F. cemetary.


The Sullivan Daily Times May 17, 1910 also ran a similar obit. It got his name correct (G. W. Hallett) but made other, different small mistakes. It also mentions Mrs. MINNIE Harber living in Merom and that John Fred and James lived in or near Carlisle. IOOF is evidently the Oddfellows Cemetary.

I owe a special thanks to Mac for this one. She noticed that on William Rainey's Pension records, a George Hallett testified and was living in Sullivan Co., IN at the time. Thanks again Mac!!!

More About G
EORGE WILLISTON HALLETT:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN
Cause of Death: Chronic Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Notes for E
LISABETH HOGUE:

I am going to take a chance here. Since the only apparent Hallett's living in Carlisle, IN at this time are this family, I am going to assume that the children that are mentioned in George Hallett by first name, are the same ones also buried in the Oddfellows Cemetary like their father, specifically, Fred, John and their wives. Also the info on Elisabeth's birth and death dates.

More About E
LISABETH HOGUE:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN

More About G
EORGE HALLETT and ELISABETH HOGUE:
Marriage: April 23, 1868, Probably Crawford Co., ILL
     
Children of G
EORGE HALLETT and ELISABETH HOGUE are:

i. EMMA6 HALLETT, b. Abt. 1869.
Notes for EMMA HALLETT:
This Emma Hallett from the 1870 Census of Crawford Co., ILL could be the same as Minnie Hallett who is mentioned in her father's obit as being the wife of David Harber. Then again she could be one of the four children also mentioned in George's obit that preceded him in death.
ii. JOHN W. HALLETT, b. October 27, 1873, Indiana or Illinois; d. January 02, 1949, Sullivan Co., IN; m. ANNA PARKS; b. October 24, 1883; d. April 06, 1904.
Notes for JOHN W. HALLETT:
In 1910 residing in or close to Carlisle, IN.
I am going to take a chance her. Since the only apparent Hallett's living in Carlisle, IN at this time are this family, I am going to assume that the children that are mentioned in George Hallett by first name, are the same ones also buried in the Oddfellows Cemetary like their father.
More About JOHN W. HALLETT:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN
More About ANNA PARKS:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN
iii. JAMES HALLETT, b. Aft. 1870, IN or ILL; d. Aft. 1910.
Notes for JAMES HALLETT:
In 1910 was living in or around Carlisle, IN.
iv. FRED F. HALLETT, b. 1879; d. 1936; m. EVA V ???; b. 1882; d. 1960.
Notes for FRED F. HALLETT:
In 1910 was living in or around Carlisle, IN
I am going to take a chance her. Since the only apparent Hallett's living in Carlisle, IN at this time are this family, I am going to assume that the children that are mentioned in George Hallett by first name, are the same ones also buried in the Oddfellows Cemetary like their father.
More About FRED F. HALLETT:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN
More About EVA V ???:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN
v. SCENA A HALLETT, b. November 12, 1885; d. May 05, 1913, Sullivan Co., IN.
Notes for SCENA A HALLETT:
Born only a couple of weeks before her grandmother Scena Ann Funk Hallett White Cravens died, I would STRONGLY suspect that this younger Scena A was named for her grandmother.
More About SCENA A HALLETT:
Burial: Oddfellows Cemetary, Haddon Twp., Section 1, in or near Carlisle, IN
vi. NELLIE HALLETT, b. Unknown.
vii. MINNIE HALLETT, b. Unknown.
viii. ? HALLETT, b. Unknown.
ix. ? HALLETT, b. Unknown.
x. ? HALLETT, b. Unknown.

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