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Sorry, I missed your question until I copied it...!
I don't have a Grace on the 1880 census, but perhaps she was born later.
What dates do you have?
Adairs are a very old family around here. I went to school (and went with)
an Adair. The old Adair home was just sold not too many years ago. What is
the name of yours?
When I searched the LDS site for the census, this Robert Quinn was the
only Quinn in Benton Co. at that time.(or at least was
Thank you for this information! I think you are quite right in thinking
"Constance" is the same as the "Connie" I have.
We have came quite a ways here from my original question as to who Cleone's
father was! I think this is the type of "thing" that will really be of help
to researchers as we are putting together the information that we have in one
place. Those searching the archives down the road will have access to this
information for a long time.
Now, does anyone know what became of Charles' siblings? I have Alva, born in
1887. I haven't a spouse or other information except that he died in 1947.
The only Alva I have been able to find I believe is attributed to another
Strawn as father. I then have Alberta, born in 1878, died in 1936 and married
Henry Ahrend. I think I found Henry in the 1880 census as being the son of
Fred and Ida of Eldorado township but have found nothing else so far. The
last sibling I have as Mabel, born in 1885. I have that Mabel passed away at
age eight; 4/3/1893 and buried in the Strawn Cemetery. Does anyone know if
this is correct? TIA.
Hi...I could use some help. I am looking for
information on Thomas Earl Walton, the only
information I have is that he married Gladys, he died
July 14, 1988 in Marshalltown Medical Center,
Marshalltown, Iowa. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetary
in Belle Plains. I would like a date of birth
possible, and information on Gladys, and if he any
family. Thank you in advance. Sherry
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In the 1880 Census it shows Robert Quinn household:
Robert QUINN Self M Male W 42 IN Farmer IRE IRE
Rebecca A. QUINN Wife M Female W 32 MI Keeping House --- ---
John C. QUINN Son S Male W 12 IA IN MI
Anna B. QUINN Dau S Female W 10 IA IN MI
Minnie QUINN Female W 8 IA IN MI
Cora QUINN Female W 6 IA IN MI
Alma QUINN Female W 2 IA IN MI
Census Place Benton, Benton, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254326
NA Film Number T9-0326
Page Number 94C
Rebecca's last name is Poor
In the 1900 Census Robert is married to a "Ruth A". She has had 2 children
with one living. They have two daughters living with them. The one born
after the 1880 census was Constance Evelyn born 13 Apr 1882. Rebecca would
have died sometime between 1882 and 1888. In the 1900 Census it shows John
C. Quinn (son of Robert and Rebecca) married with 2 children living on McVay
Rd in the middle of the Strawns.
From Charles Strawn obit it states that his wife was bringing his body home
and that it would arrive Friday morning.
From my standpoint I would strongly suggest that this Constance is your Connie. The marriage records in Benton Co., does not list her parents names. The Strawn Cemetery shows only Charles buried there.
In a message dated 4/11/2003 10:33:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
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> I apologize for the previous blank email. I don't know what I did, but away
> it went!
> Anyway, I thought perhaps there may be some that would be interested in
> I now have on Cleone. Also, if I have made any mistakes *please* let me
> Working from the information supplied by a kind list member, I have
> father as Charles, born 9/6/1882, died 11/10/1907. His father is William
> Lewis Strawn, born 3/9/1846, Linn Co, IA (Joseph Strawn farm east of
> Shellsburg), son of Joseph Raudenbush Strawn and Tabitha Lewis. Died
> 1/21/1927. Buried Strawn Cemetery. His mother (married 12/22/1870) is
> Elson, daughter of Samuel and Matilda Elson. Born 3/10/1850 at Coshocton
> OH. Died 7/7/1897 (3/4 mi. NE of Shellsburg). Buried Strawn Cemetery.
> married Connie Quinn. Does anyone know if Connie is the daughter of Robert
> and Rebecca Quinn (only Quinns in Benton Co. I have found so far)?
> Hope this helps someone...
> Janis I have a Grace Quin that married an Adair is this related to your
I apologize for the previous blank email. I don't know what I did, but away
Anyway, I thought perhaps there may be some that would be interested in what
I now have on Cleone. Also, if I have made any mistakes *please* let me know.
Working from the information supplied by a kind list member, I have Cleone's
father as Charles, born 9/6/1882, died 11/10/1907. His father is William
Lewis Strawn, born 3/9/1846, Linn Co, IA (Joseph Strawn farm east of
Shellsburg), son of Joseph Raudenbush Strawn and Tabitha Lewis. Died
1/21/1927. Buried Strawn Cemetery. His mother (married 12/22/1870) is Debora
Elson, daughter of Samuel and Matilda Elson. Born 3/10/1850 at Coshocton Co,
OH. Died 7/7/1897 (3/4 mi. NE of Shellsburg). Buried Strawn Cemetery. Charles
married Connie Quinn. Does anyone know if Connie is the daughter of Robert
and Rebecca Quinn (only Quinns in Benton Co. I have found so far)?
Hope this helps someone...
I think I deleted a message to me regarding the above. I have information
on him if the person inquiring would write me again. Sorry. I was careless
in deleting a message. Hope to hear from you again.
Jojosebern(a)aol.com Joanne Sebern
Thank you! Now, could you tell me who Charles' father was? <G> Most of my
information is older and I'm trying to locate "the kids." I do have a Charles
as son of William Lewis. Would this be him?
Hi Jay -
I believe an inquiry came acrossed the list some time ago....I just made an
astericked note on my research page for John Brown that there is an 1859 special
census for Benton County. I won't swear to that but that is the only place
other than the usual rootsweb, IAGENWEB, etc...where I would get such
information. I do have access to ancestry.com and temporary access to
genealogy.com - it's the in-between 1850 and 1860 .......
Martha Long......I would love to correspond with her more. I had gotten her
e-mail address from another "Long" relative and written her a very nice letter
with an inquiry. The letter came back to me twice. I resent it the third time,
taking special care to type in the e-address. I did hear from her and she
generously responded and post mailed me a packet of information...all she had on
the Brown side of the family. I kindly e-mailed her with a few questions that
the material she'd sent generated and was told off over a friend of hers that
had had a stroke. I was terribly hurt as I am 47 years old and have had
multiple strokes since I was 35 years old and diagnosed with a disease that will
plague me for the rest of my days. The spanking, I thought, was uncalled for
from Martha and I've never had the gumption to write her again and she's never
written to me to apologize or answer the few questions I'd asked her. I have no
idea how she is even related. Yikes, aye?
Thanks for responding tho.....I'll remove the notes from my John Brown research
page in regards to a special 1859 Benton County Census enumeration.....
"J. Jay Lash" wrote:
> Ive never heard of a '59 BC census, or any county-only census for that
> matter. But I checked when I was at the library today. When I was there, I
> ran into Martha Long. Martha is very active in Benton County genealogy and
> was, if I remember right, a founding memeber of the BCGS. She had never
> heard of a county census either; there are state enumerations on the 5-years
> between the federal ones.
> Where did you hear of this special census?
> J. Jay Lash
> "If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know."
> -- Kansas
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> > From: Cathie [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 3:54 PM
> > To: IABENTON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> > Subject: [IABENTON-L] 1959 Benton County special census
> > Does anyone have access to this county census enumeration? I am looking
> > for a John Brown who migrated to IA by the 1860 census Federal
> > enumeration. He was probably a widower (wife was Mary) and had but not
> > limited to these children with him: Byron L., Clarinda, Sophia, Albert
> > R., and Martha.
> > Thank you,
> > Cathie
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I have many ancestors buried at Evergreen and also at Big Grove Cemetery
between Garrison and Vinton. It is a pioneer cemetery. The Covert family
donated the land . I have visited it once. There were even some recent
burials there of our Sebern family. We looked and looked for it in 1984, but
it is listed on a township map now. Good luck. Joanne Sebern
Thank you so much. I have been searching for this information for 3
If you won't mind going to the cemetery and looking that would be great.
I am planning to drive to Ohio and Iowa where the Robbs were living in
I live in California so this long distance investigation has been hard.
Again Thank You so much.
From: J. Jay Lash [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: [IABENTON-L] David Robb
I stopped by the Vinton library today to see what I could find about
I found an obit for David, see below, that says he was buried in "the
Vinton cemetery". I've not seen a reference to this before so I'm not
which cemetery it is. He doesn't show up in the index for Evergreen
main cemetery in town) or Maplewood (the catholic cemetery). There is
another cemetery on the edge of town that I will try to go check this
I also found these tidbits:
In the index of deaths that are listed in the local newspapers:
Frances Aurora Robb, listed in 8/29/1855 paper
Caroline E Robb, dau of James Crew, listed in 8/29/1855 paper
Rev. David Robb, listed in 3/22 & 3/29/1876 newspaper
Carroll J. Robb, listed in Sept 8, 1982 newspaper
In the index of burials at Evergreen cemetery:
- Emely Robb, plot 4-W1/2-46 Evergreen section
- Caroline, plot 5-w1/2-46 Evergreen section
- Frances, plot 2-E1/2-46 Evergreen section
If you would like, Ill stop by the cemetery and get headstone info.
I didn't find any mention of David Robb in the 22-Mar-1876 "Vinton
but I did find this:
"Theodore Robb, of Lima, Ohio, is in town visiting Daniel Robb, who is
In the 29-mar-1876 "Vinton Eagle"
Shellsburg Items - The many friends of David Robb, Esq. will be pained
learn of his death, which occurred on Saturday, the 26th inst. Mr. Robb
one of Benton County's oldest and most respected citizens, having moved
twenty-four years ago last fall. During his residence he was once
and served a term as County Clerk of this county, and will be remembered
many. He was a man of strong and firm attachments - once a friend
friend. He was a kind and accommodating neighbor, and very highly
and respected as an honorable and good citizen by all who knew him. He
a kind and affectionate husband, an indulgent and loving parent. He
a wife, and two children, grown up, the issue of a former marriage, to
his loss. They have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The
deceased was sixty-one years of age. His funeral took place Tuesday,
McDermid officiating, and his remains were deposited in the old Vinton
cemetery beside his first wife and child, who died some twenty years
Peace to his ashes.
Hope this helps some.
J. Jay Lash
"If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know."
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> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 4:08 PM
> To: IABENTON-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [IABENTON-L] David Robb
> I'm trying to find where DAVID ROBB is buried. I have he died March
> I know he lived in Shellsburg Benton Co. Iowa .
> He was married to Caroline E. Crew and she died in Iowa.
> He than married Rebecca Cowell, in October 04, 1857
> Thank You,
> Christine Jackson
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I have a biographical album of Benton Co., Iowa (1885) with a biographical
sketch of OSCAR B. WHITCOMB. If you are interested, I could e-mail the
information. His spouse is Lorena H. Boyd. Advise.
Joanne Sebern Jojosebern(a)aol.com
Does anyone have access to this county census enumeration? I am looking
for a John Brown who migrated to IA by the 1860 census Federal
enumeration. He was probably a widower (wife was Mary) and had but not
limited to these children with him: Byron L., Clarinda, Sophia, Albert
R., and Martha.