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At 07:16 PM 9/16/97 -0500, Sue Soden wrote:
>I've uploaded a new page about the Benton 1860 census project at -
>As for the software development... I haven't heard anything yet, but
>will keep asking!
>mail to: nagonan(a)mcleodusa.net
>IAGenWeb Project -
>Benton CC at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iabenton/index.htm
>Jasper CC at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iajasper/jasperco.htm
>IABENTON List Owner
That's a mighty attractive page. I, too, still await the release of
the 1860 software. It's now in beta testing, and should be ready in the near
A question comes to mind concerning your page...Are those
"townships" of your assigned Benton county? That's a neat idea, to break
down your county and have help doing it. The later years, after 1840 is
pretty large projects for one to try to do alone. Good luck, and I'll surely
notify you of the software when it's done.
MATHERLY, LOWE, BABER, EDWARDS, LEWIS
Looking for info on (John) Wesley Matherly born Estill Co., KY 1818.
Served in the 3rd. reg. Com. E Missouri Cavalry Vol. Union. Died Dec. 16th
1863 in Jackson Port, Arkansas. Wesley Matherly married Nancy Lowe and her
mother was Hannah Delilah Booten Baber, father was
Daniel Lowe both from Kentucky.
Wesley and Nancy had 10 children: Daniel, John (Wesley), Martha,
Augustus, Deliah, James, Rachel, William, Elizabeth and Armilda. Also
serving for the Iowa civil war union: was Wesley's sons, Daniel, John,
Augustus and James.
Wesley's son John (Wesley) Matherly born 1842 in Estill Co., KY.
Married Dec. 24 1865 to Elizabeth Jane Edwards. Elizabeth was born Sept. 6
1848. died Sept. 9 1937 in Bluestem Washington. John died Feb. 28 1920 in
Bluestem Wa. John and Elizabeth had 9 children: Josephine, Allie, Anne,
Clara, Harry, Jesse, Bertram, Emma, Edward and Pearl.
John's son Edward Raymond Matherly born June 13 1887 in Hailey,
Idaho. Edward married a lovely lady by the name of Hazel Violet Lewis on
July 13 1909. Hazel was born Aug. 13 1891 in Daisy, Wa.. Edward died on
Sept. 23 1985 in Spokane, Washington. Hazel died Oct. 16 1990 in Spokane,
Wa. Ed and Hazel had 11 children: LeRoy, Hilda, Elizabeth, (Albert) Ray,
Wayne, Maxine, John, (Lionel) Gene, Frank, Alyce and William.
I do have more info on these people but not all. Mainly looking for
the parents of Wesley Matherly. Do have some names of Wesley's siblings.
Thanks for your time..
Here are my surnames of interest, all mid- to late-1800's:
Would love to trade info with anyone researching these surnames in and
around Benton and Linn Counties.
Kent <waysonkw(a)mail.milwaukee.k12.wi.us> wrote:
[Benton Co. Surnames of interest:]
> CULVER, BRODY, WAYSON, BROWN, and FERGUSON (other direct line names
> possibly in Benton Co: TENEYCK, LASH, BURK(E)
> Anyone named WAYSON (of course :)
I don't think I ever got around to sending you these burials from the
Bear Creek Cemetery near Vinton/Brandon:
BROWN--in Original Cemetery, Row 3:
Joseph W. d. 5 Feb 1875 agd 48 yrs 4 m 21 d
Isaac son of J.W. & L. Brown d. 12 Sep 1882 agd 15 yr 1 m 6 d
TENEYCK--in Original Cemetery, Row 12:
Ten Eyck (two words) James Henry b. 1837 d. 1897
Teneyck, Harold Louis b. 2 July 1940, d. 3 July 1940, baby of
Mr. & Mrs. F.B. Teneyck
BURK(E)--In Original Cemetery, Row 4:
Burk, Smith, son of Ellen & Archie Burk, b. 1875, d. 1943
Burk, Archie T., father, b. 1 Jan 1833, d. 9 June 1913
Burk, Ellen, wife of Archie T. Burk, mother, b. 9 May 1837, d.
In new addition of cemetery, row 5:
Burk, Lee W., b. 1888, d. 1953
Burk, Ada B., b. 1864, d. 1913
Burk, Wilber F., b. 1861, d. 1919
Burk, Anna L. b. 1880, d. 1933
Burk, Ed R., b. 1879, d. 1948, IOOF
Hope some of them are yours! :-)
I am a new subscriber and would like to make contact with descendants of
Austin brothers who lived in Benton County about 1900. They were Robert,
John and Samuel Brown Austin. I descend from Savage Brown Austin their
Melvin (or Melville) CUSTER b. ca 1825; Bourbon Co KY; m Elisabeth Sarah
WIGGINS; d. Benton Co IA, buried in Concord Cemetery.
Melvin's parents: Conrad CUSTER Jr. b. 1780-1785 VA and Leanna THOMAS.
Melvin CUSTER's siblings: John T., William, Hiram, George A. Sarah
Ellen (my ggg grandmother), Joseph, Mary, Conrad III.
They are distant cousins of General George Armstrong CUSTER. Sarah
Ellen married Thomas Jefferson HICKLIN. She died 1855 and is buried in
Springfield Cemetery, Keokuk Co IA. In 1850, Melvin also lived in Keokuk
Pat Shaw Anamosa, IA
My Benton County connection is BARNELL. There is supposed to be an
Aaron Barnell buried in one of the Benton County Cemeteries. Would like
to know if any dates or middle initial shows in the cemetery books.
Other Name I am researching are GARRISON, and PLUMMER, but probably some
At 02:37 PM 8/31/97 -0500, Sue wrote:
>Hello Benton County Researchers!
>What are your Benton surnames?
My Benton County ancestors settled in Canton Township. I'm descended from
Levi and Diantha (Worcester) PANGBORN who settled in Parker's Grove south of
Shellsburg in 1854, Alfred (listed as Osburn in the 1860 Federal census of
Iowa) and Anna (?) STODDARD, who may have first gone to Benton City (a local
history I have says that a Mr. Stoddard built a hotel there), and were in
Iowa sometime prior to 1860, Russell Filmore and Rachel (Hollister) BOWE who
settled along Wild Cat Creek just west of Shellsburg in 1854, and James and
Isabel (Anderson) MAXWELL who came to Iowa from Scotland in 1892, along with
at least one of James' brothers and a sister, Betsy Burns who also settled
in Benton County.
Janet (Maxwell) Martin