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The Official Land Patents Records Site of the Eastern State Lands Office
came online this spring and will bring up copies original patents filed in
the northeastern part of this country. Unfortunately Iowa and Illinois are
the two states unfinished. Iowa scheduled to be done by 2000. Patents
have limited genealogical value but a good search can provide leads to
location of ancestors within a state. Access @
How about the 1870 census. I THINK this is Adam. Is Nancy C. your Nancy?
1870 Benton Co. Polk twp
A.W. Featherkile 58 NY 800/1600
Sarah 44 NC cannot read or write
Adam 18 IA
Polly 15 IA
John 14 IA
Abram 12 IA
Sarah 10 IA
Mary E. 7 IA
Nancy C. 5 IA
Julia J. 2 IA
The 1910 History of B.C. p. 124 states simply
A.A. Fetherkile was born in this township (Polk) in the 1850s. His parents
came to the township in the fifties.
>From my Berry collection:
I THINK A.A. is Alexander Fetherkile. Alexander married Alicia Berry b.
1858 oldest dau of Robert and Martha [Cox] B. They had son Clarence who d.
1980 and a brother Harry is mentioned in obit. also a son is listed John
Cecil, no wife mentioned.
Alicia's sister Nancy Jane (Jenny) b. 1859 m. John Fetherkile.
Robert Berry is brother to my ancestor Nancy. Not much but maybe it will
help you find kin.
> From: Marcia Heinz <mheinz(a)hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us>
> To: IABENTON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [IABENTON-L] Fetherkile
> Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 8:25 AM
> Does anyone have any information on Adam Fetherkile, other than what is
> the home page??? His daughter, Nancy, married John Porter. I am looking
> any information on that family.
> thanks in advance.
> marcia porter heinz
Does anyone have any information on Adam Fetherkile, other than what is on
the home page??? His daughter, Nancy, married John Porter. I am looking for
any information on that family.
thanks in advance.
marcia porter heinz