Lewis FINKS [Parents] was born about 1783 in Virginia.
He had the following children:
John William THACKSON [Parents] was born on 16 Jun 1866. He died on 1 Sep 1961. John married Lena Lota GRIMES on 6 Sep 1893.
John was raised by his aunt, sister of his mother, Mrs. Mary B. Neilson. Her husband was a merchant in College Mound, Macon Co., MO. Mrs. Neison came to Moberly about 1887 where she raised four of her grandchildren. John received his education in College Mound, Kirksville and Columbia and came to Moberly in 1887 with his aunt. He worked as a timekeeper in the foundry of the Wabash Railroad shops for three years. He then accepted a position as engineer of the electric light plant in Moberly. This position he held for nine years. During this time he bought the L.S. Gaines grocery business at 121 E. Coates.
John and his wife Lotie lived at 311 N. Morley St. in Moberly. By 1895 they had moved to 319 Union Avenue, Moberly. At some time around the turn of the century, there was a Thackston & Epping grocery business in Moberly. In 1919 they sold the grocery business to O.H. Fort.
She is a dtr. of a Terrill...please go to that page to see her ancestors.
Lester C. BLANKENBAKER [Parents] was born in 1875 in Virginia. He married Emma Belle HAWKINS.
Haven't been able to link him as yet. Marriage is from "Clark Co. Marriages, Vol. II, 1866-1884"
Nancy Ann BRANSTETTER [Parents] was born in 1849 in Ralls Co., Missouri. She died on 20 Feb 1860 in Jamestown, Indiana. Nancy married Robert Voss KELLEY. The marriage ended in divorce.
Received this second hand 11/99 from:
"Thanks for the info on Nancy Ann Kelley and her marriage to George Washington Wayland. Do you have a date and city where the marriage took place? She was married at one time to my g grandfather, Robert Voss Kelley. They must have divorced, because he also re-married a Hester Goodpasture around 1890 or so. Thanks......Rocky"
Got this from the same person first hand 11/99:
"Hi John.....I believe your looking for Nancy Ann BRANSTETTER. She married my g,g, grandfather Robert Kelley. Nancy was born in Ralls County Missouri in 1849. Her parents were Findley and Lucretia Branstetter. There are a lot of Branstetter's in Ralls County and even more Nancy's.
I've found a George Washington Wayland who was born in Ralls County in 1847. His parents were Alfred F. and Francis F. (Steven's) Wayland. The Branstetter's and the Wayland's may have been neighbors????
Robyn sent me the descendants of a George Washington Wayland born April 28, 1829. He married a Nancy Kelley in 1850. I don't think she was related to me.
My g, g, grandfather must have divorced Nancy Ann Branstetter Kelley, because he remarried a Hester Goodpasture about 1890. I believe Nancy was divorced from Robert and did not pass away, because I found an Annie Kelly on a plot of land in 1904 in Pike County, Missouri. Since Ann was her middle name,
maybe this is Annie???
I've been tracing my roots back to Maryland. There was a Moses Kelly, born about 1750 and he has quite a tree. I found a lot of Wayland's in his family.
Also, the name George Washington Wayland must have been a very popular name. I found one born Feb 1, 1851 and he died 5 days later in Versailles County, Indiana. The babies parents were John Bennett and Micha (Kelly) Wayland.
Of course I guess you know this already. I've also found George Washington Kelley's/Kelly's.
Hope this has helped. Tracing my Kelley roots has been rough. When I think I have something, it doesn't pan out. However, I have traced them from Maryland to Missouri to Oklahoma.
If I can be of anymore assistance, just let know.
They had the following children:
Thomas J. WAYLAND [Parents] was born on 28 Sep 1859 in Luka, Izard Co., Arkansas. He died in Apr 1912 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. Thomas married Samantha Tea SANDERS about 1881.
Not listed as a child of Henry Wayland in the family information I received, but is listed in the "Historian" article. The information on his children I received 11/99 email from: Kathleen Thorpe, who is the granddtr. of son James, through her mother. Her address was:
They had the following children:
M i Robert Henry WAYLAND M ii Jeff WAYLAND M iii Sam WAYLAND M iv James Lee WAYLAND
Robert Henry WAYLAND [Parents] was born on 18 Sep 1882 in Luka, Izard Co., Arkansas. He died on 5 Dec 1944. Robert married Elva HALL on 5 Sep 1912.