Added February 9, 2000
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Generation No. 4
Children of Eliza Kimler and Samuel Schooley, Jr., who had families:
91. Israel4 Schooley (Eliza3 KIMLER, John2, John1) was born Dec 29, 1836 in IL, and died. He married Sarah A. Kerr Mar 07, 1869. She was born Abt. 1849, and died.
Notes for Israel Schooley:
1860 census index, De Witt Co, Town of De Wett, Israel Schooley, pg 254 (on previous page is Eliza Schooley, pg 253)
1870 census, DeWitt Twp, IL, Israel Schooly (my NOTE: note spelling), 33, farmer, IL, Sarah A., 21, IN, Florene M., 6/12, IL. Also living with this household is Charles Williams, 13, farm laborer, IL, dwelling 94, family 95
Israel and Alfred D. are listed with a 1861-1862 list of white males, age 18-45, who were able-bodied and subject ot miltiary duty for the Civil War for DeWitt Twp.
A letter, dated March 6, 1913, address Beloit, KS, from Lucy A. Williams to her son Walter, says "Papa helped your uncle Isael move yesterday." This may have been in reference to Israel. Another letter from Lucy to Walter, dated May 22, 1919, from Agate, CO, says "She is coming in a car with Isaes. They are bringing Ethel out here for her health."
Child of Israel Schooley and Sarah Kerr is:
246 i. Florene M.5 Schooley, born Abt. 1870; died.
93. Mary Elizabeth4 SCHOOLEY (Eliza3 KIMLER, John2, John1) was born Sep 13, 1842 in IL, and died Sep 12, 1920 in ?Agate, Elbert Co, CO. She married William Presley WILLIAMS Aug 29, 1858 in DeWitt Co, IL. He was born Jul 19, 1838 in Campbell Co, KY, and died Jan 18, 1893 in Bloomfield Twp, Mitchell Co, KS.
Notes for Mary Elizabeth SCHOOLEY:
An letter from Maggie C. Williams to her cousin Mary has the date June 18, 1902, which Maggie says is her birthday. The letter talks about children of Maggie and various other relatives. It is postmarked R.F.D., Bloomington, ILL, Jun 17, 1902. It is addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Williams, Roscoe, OK*. The back of the envelope is stamped Roscoe, Okla, Jun 2-, 1902. Another postcard, posted Sep 21, 191-, Beloit, KS, was sent to Mrs. Mary E. Williams, Beloit. It is addressed Dear Aunt Mary and is signed Essie Haigh (probably a birthday card). In 1904, Mary had an account with the First National Bank of Beloit, KS, that continued through at least 1917.
At the Mitchell Co, KS, Courthouse are a variety of registration of deeds, mortages, release of mortages, etc. In Book 10, pg 145, is an indenture between Mary E. Williams, widow of William P., and Ira F. Williams, dated Jul 30, 1894. For $700, Ira was assigned an undivided 3/4ths interest in E1/2 NW1/4 and NW1/4 SE1/4, sec 1, T8S, R7W, 6th PM, with the exception of a mortgage of $700 held by Mary E. This indenture was recorded May 20, 1895. In Book 11, pg 460, is an indenture between Wm. H. Williams (son and heir at law of William P. Williams, dec.) and Lucy A. Williams (his wife) and Mary E. Williams, dated Dec 12, 1893. For $150, Mary was assigned an undivided 1/4th interest in E1/2 NE1/4 and NW1/4 SE1/4 of sec 1, T8S, R7W, 6th PM, and an undivided 1/4th interest in Lot 2, Block 6, Baldwins' Addition, Beloit City, except for the mortages on the whole in the amount of $1000, interest, and taxes. This indenture was recorded Aug 23, 1898. In Book 10, pg 144, is an indenture between Mary E. Williams, widow, William H, Williams, Ira F. Williams (son of William P. Williams, dec.), Lucy A. Williams (wife of William H. Williams), and Lizzie Williams (wife of Ira F. Williams) (all sole heirs of William P. Williams), and J. P. Dunham of Seward Co., NE, dated Jan 28, 1895, but signed Mar 9, 1895. For $10, J. P. was assigned Lot 2, Block 6, Baldwins' Addition, Beloit City, except for a $350 mortgage, interest and taxes. The indenture was signed in Oklahoma Territory. A notary in Mitchell Co, KS, also attested that these were the only legal heirs of William P. Williams. This indenture was recorded May 16, 1895. This property was located at 708 E. South St., also known as the Elliott Addition. It was in sec 9, T7, R7W, 6th PM. The indenture also contained a metes and bounds description of the lot. Mary is buried next to William P. Williams in the Elmwood Cemetary in the GAR block. See notes for William P. Her half of the stone (on the left) reads: Mary E., wife of W. P., born, Sept 13, 1842, Sept 12, 1920.
1850 census, DeWitt Co, lists Mary as Elizabeth, age 8.
Mary is listed under the household of her son William Harvey Williams in the 1900 Census soundex, Oklahoma, Woods Co. (my NOTE: see full listing under Harvey's listing.)
*Crowell Twp was a political area, larger than the land plat township. It included at least T21N and T22N, R13W in Major Co, OK (formerly Woods Co). The Roscoe P.O. was in sec 15, T21N, R13W. Mary E. Williams owned 160 acres, 3/4 of a mile from Roscoe. The 160 acres were in the W1/2 NW1/4 and the W1/2 SW1/4 (along the section line).
More About Mary Elizabeth SCHOOLEY:
Name 2: Elizabeth SCOLLY
Born 2: Missouri
Died 2: Abt. Aug 1920, Agate, Elbert Co, CO
Burial: Elmwood Cemetary, Beloit, Mitchell Co, KS
Notes for William Presley WILLIAMS:
The family bible lists b. Jul 18, 1838. William Presley's land in DeWitt Co, IL were in and immediately adjacent to T20N, R4E or otherwise known as DeWitt Twp. The IL Civil War Veterans Database shows Williams, William, Co I, 107 INF, Santa Anna. Miliatry service info also comes from William's discharge document. William born in Campbell Co, Kentucky. He was 24 years old at discharge, 5' 7" tall, had fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair. Occupation at time of enrollment was farmer. He moved to Kansas in 1880 and remained there until his death. At the Mitchell Co, KS, Courthouse, are a variety of registration of deeds, mortages, release of mortages, etc. In Book K, pg 393, is an indenture between Adolphus Bunker and Nancy A. Bunker, of Mitchell Co, and William P. Williams of Mitchell Co. For the amount of $800, William P. was assigned the W1/2 NE1/4 sec 1, the NW1/4 SE1/4 sec 1, and the SE1/4 NW1/4 sec 1, all in T8, R7, west of the PM. The conveyance was subject to a $500 mortage which was due Jun 1887. The indenture was signed August 7, 1882. In Book U, is homestead patent no. 11232, filed on Sept 22, 1887 (application 16141), by William P. Williams for the SW1/4 sec 24, T8S, R7W, 6th PM (160 acres), from the GLO, signed by Pres. Chester A. Arthur (GLO Vol 23, page 185). In Book 10, pg 260, is an indenture between William P. Williams and Mary E. Williams, and Ira F. Williams, dated Aug 19, 1892. For $1000, Ira was assigned the W1/2 NE1/4 sec 1, T8S, R7W. The indenture was signed by Mary, but William made is mark. The indenture was recorded on Nov 14, 1895! Other land records were not copied. The 1884 plat for Bloomfield Twp, Mitchell Co, shows William P.'s land in sec 1 and sec 24. In sec 24, he is just south of the William H. H. Noah land known as Walnut Grove. A house is shown on this land in the very NW corner of the property. In sec 1, he is shown as having a sizable orchard on Marshall Creek. In the 1890's, William H. held the lands in sec 24 and Ira F. and Mary E. had the lands in section 1. In 1902, the lands in sec 1 are still held by Ira and Mary, but the lands in section 24 have been sold.
Presley's death was handled by the Harrison Funeral Home, Beloit, KS. In book 1, pg 2, entry 5, is William P. Williams. His funeral cost $66.50. This was one of the most expensive funerals in the book with the exception of those who were imbalmed. Costs were: casket $50, robe $6.50, and hearse $10. Records at Elmwood Cemetary, the Harrison funeral home, the Mitchell Co Courthouse in Beloit, and the genealogical society room at the Cawker City Library list the death date as Jan 18, 1893. The Beloit Gazette obituary states that his funeral and burial was at Shiloh Church, Bloomfield (see photocopy about funeral at Shiloh church and cemetary, Bloomfield Twp, Mitchell Co). It appears that William P. was moved to Elmwood Cemetary sometime after the GAR block of the cemetary was established. William P.'s plot is in 1st section, 1st row, plot 11 (right on the road as you face the front of the GAR statue). It appears that possibly Mary, his widow, or his son Ira had the impressive stone made. Mary's death date is etched in a slightly thinner chisel and not as well done. William P. lies to the right of the stone. His half of the stone reads: William P. Williams, Born, July 19, 1838, died, Jan 18, 1892, Co. I, 107 ILL. VOL., INFT. (my NOTE: year is incorrect on stone.) Mary recieved his civil war pension, as of Sept 20, 1895, after his death.
1860 census, IL, Town of DeWitt, DeWitt, pg. 742, dwelling 1991, family 1962: Wm. P. Williams, 21, M, Fmr, $611, KY; Mary E., 19, F, ILL; Frank, 4/12, M, ILL.
1870 census, DeWitt Twp, IL: William P. Williams, 32, KY, Mary E., 28, IL, Franklin, 8, IL, Edward H., 24, married within the year, Martha, 27, married with in the year, Alfred D. Schooler, 30, IL, all in dwelling 76, family 76. (my NOTE: is Edward H. a younger brother of William P.? Also, Franklin died at an early age, so this should have been William Harvey, age 8 instead.)
William P. Williams is listed with a 1861-1862 list of white males, age 18-45, who were able-bodied and subject ot miltiary duty for the Civil War for DeWitt Twp, DeWitt Co, IL.
On a 1861 tax list for Santa Anna Twp, DeWitt Co, IL, William P. Williams is listed with personal property only.
On the 1861 tax list for DeWitt Co, IL,: William P. Williams has 29 acres.
The tax records for 1895 for Mitchell Co, KS list payments, on the same date and reciepts, for William P., and Williams and Williams on 12/18/1895. William H. William was on a seperate reciept on 12/24/1895.
More About William Presley WILLIAMS:
Born 2: Jul 18, 1838, Campbell Co, KY
Burial: Jan 19, 1893, Shiloh Cemetary, Bloomfield Twp, Mitchell Co, KS
Entered Military: Aug 20, 1862, Civil War, Private, Company D, 107th Regement, IL Volunteer Infantry
Left Military: Jun 21, 1865, at Salisbury, NC
Medical Information: Before death, William had suffered for 6 years with paralysis.
Reburial: 1913 - 1920, Elmwood Cemetary, Beloit, Mitchell Co, KS
Religion: 1878, joined the Methodist Church
Children of Mary SCHOOLEY and William WILLIAMS are:
247 i. Franklin C.5 Williams, born Mar 18, 1860 in DeWitt Co, IL; died Dec 08.
+ 248 ii. William Harvey WILLIAMS, born Aug 06, 1862 in Bloomington, McLean Co, IL; died Nov 22, 1929 in Agate, Elbert Co, CO.
249 iii. Samuel E. Williams, born Oct 19, 1867; died Mar 16, 1868.
+ 250 iv. Ira Fred Williams, born Nov 13, 1871; died.