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The Appanoose County Genealogical Society published a book with records
culled from county records pertaining to the Iowa Old Age Assistance Act,
which became operative November 1, 1934. The branch of the State Historical
Library in Iowa City has a copy and I'll volunteer to do look-ups from it -
as long as you understand my time for research is one afternoon a week, so
you may have to wait a while.
my POUNDS family was dead, gone or too young to be included in 1934...
Here were the qualifications: US citizen for 15 years + Iowa resident for 10
years + in the county 2 years + 65 or older, having income of less than one
dollar a day.
They would receive a pension of not more than $25 a month, funded by a poll
tax in Iowa on residents above the age of 21.
OK, why is this source so important? Includes:
Name, sex, race, birthplace, Father, Mother (WITH maiden name), birthdate and
town of residence.
Al Dawson, Iowa City, Iowa - MA, History, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1973
Member-At-Large, Board, Iowa City Genealogical Society
Surnames include ("Mary and John" passengers) GRANT, GILLETT, WOLCOTT,
("Mayflower"passengers) FRANCIS COOKE, STEPHEN HOPKINS, JOHN ALDEN,
PRISCILLA MULLINS, THOMAS ROGERS and WILLIAM BRADFORD. Ancestor Birthday:
Samuel Beaumont, February 28, 1655/56, Saybrook CT
Looking for information/connections to present-day descendants of
William HOLLAND (coal miner) and wife Elizabeth Neville HOLLAND who
lived in Rathbun, Walnut Twp, Appanoose Co (found there on 1900, 1910,
1920 and 1930 censuses). Elizabeth was the daughter of George NEVILLE
and wife Hannah. Their other known children were: Ezekiel M. NEVILLE
and Hannah NEVILLE. The NEVILLE family immigrated from England
(Yorkshire West Riding) to the US @ 1879. They were listed in the 1900
census in Rathbun.
William and Elizabeth HOLLAND had 2 adopted children listed on the 1900
census: George HOLLAND b. @ 1873/1874 in England and Elizabeth b. @
1889 in Missouri. George HOLLAND was actually William's baby brother.
George married Dora ? (b. Iowa) @ 1907 and their child Madge was b. @
1908. They appear on the Rathbun census for 1910 and 1920 but I haven't
been able to locate them in 1930.
I am a descendant of William HOLLAND's sister Elizabeth who settled in
Pittsburgh, PA. If any of this sounds familiar, I would love to hear
from you. Thanks in advance. Ruth Creech in NC
i have just made an update adding 3,881 relatives including 133 direct
descendants, all with sources.
This web site encompasses 71,420 out of a total database of 93,186
relatives. Direct descendants of Richard Wright, Sr. include 33,672. All
people in the database are related.
Updates include adding descendants of the following among others. Please
not that additions and corrections are made to many other people not
descended from those below. Only major descendency additions and changes
are listed below.
1. William Mullinix/Rebecca Cullum
2. Mahala Jane Gilstrap/ Thomas Boxley & William Smith
3. John Copple/Mary Jane Porter
4. Thomas Fox/Julia Whitaker
5. George Naugle/Elizabeth Ratts
6. Peter Gilstrap/Mary Bright
7. George Preston Wright
added names from Cemeteries of Washington County, Indiana; Corrected dates
from Wayne County, Kentucky Marriage records.
Additional info and corrections appreciated.
Herb Arkin Web page: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~herbarkin
I'm looking for Church records for Franklin Township between 1855 - 1880.
Does anyone know if there was a Catholic church in the area during that time,
and if so how could I locate the records.
I am searching for my family in Centerville area.
My Grandfather, Harry Albert Chapman died in 1950 and is buired in
I am for any and all information on him.
I am also looking for my aunt, Rachel Ruth (nee Chapman) Donahue in
She died March 12, 1983
Any information on these members or any living family would be most
Thank you in advance
Emma MOWER was born 9/25/1889 Appanoose Co., IA.
She later married Omer BROWER b. 9/5/1895 MO.
Their marriage MAY be recorded at Appanoose Co., IA if they married in her hometown.
Omer and Emma Brower lived at Rt. 3, Moulton, IA.
Omer was from the Brower family of Schuyler Co., MO.
There was another Brower family of Appannose Co., IA and Wayne Co. IA. These Brower families are related.
Chancellor J. Brower of Centerville, Appanoose Co., IA was the son of Dr. Jeremiah Brower of Lineville, Wayne Co., IA.
Dr. Jeremiah Brower was the brother of John Abraham Brower of Schuyler Co., MO who was the grandfather of Omer Brower.
I would like to connect with any Brower or MOWER researchers. I have alot of Brower data, but I don't have much on Omer and Emma Brower.
Lillian Kathleen Martin