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1. John Calvin McFarland
2. 6 March 1843
3. New Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
4. Lucinda Seavey
5. Date of Death Unknown
6. Place of Death Unknown
7. Cemetery & Location of Burial Unknown
8. Resident of Chickasaw County, Iowa
9. Company I, 5th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry
10. From An Autobiography of O.A. McFarland: "John was married August 21,
1864, and soon after that left his young wife and all the rest of the
friends and enlisted in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. I am not familiar
enough with his military career to give in detail the battles in which he
participated. I think he served for a time under Gen. P.H. Sheridan and
then joined the main army of Gen. U.S. Grant before Petersburg and Richmond
and 'was in at the death' of the Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Gen.
R.E. Lee, which surrendered April 9, 1865."
I have reason to believe that my ancestor Carrie Sergeant who m.Charles W.
Sample was related to a Smiley Sample of Nashua. Does anyone have anything
on this Smiley Sample?
I found him in the 1870 IA census:
Sample, Smiley IA CHICKASAW CO. NASHUA 503 1870
This was the only Sample I found in Chickasaw at this time.Does anyone know
if he had a son named Charles W. that m Carrie Sergeant in Nashua? Who was
his mother and did he have siblings?
Carrie and Charles were said to have left the area by 1889 or so and lived
in St. Paul, MM until 1899, where they moved to Chicago. I am trying to
track this couple down to see if they had more children and descendants.
Carrie was my gg grandfather's niece. I only have they had one daughter:
Descendants of Charles W. Sample
1 Charles W. Sample
.. +Caroline Ann Sergeant b: April 20, 1860 in Hebron, Jefferson Co., WI m:
September 13, 1882 in Nashua, Chickasaw Co, IA Father: Andrew Sergeant
Mother: Emiline Graham
........ 2 Ava Zell Sample b: September 28, 1890
I saw Smiley's name mentioned in Chickasaw Co also. Does anyone know what
became of them?
Thanks for all replies!!
Penny's Genealogy: http://www.elknet.net/kresl/Penny/penny.html
Would someone be willing to do a lookup for me and get some information on
my ggg grandfather, James SERGEANT(Sargent)? For many years, James and his
wife Fanny HALE lived in Hebron, Jefferson Co WI, where 2 of his children
remained and raised families.
About 1876, James's 2nd eldest son, Andrew SERGEANT migrated to the
NASHUA/BRADFORD area in Chickasaw Co., Where upon James went to live with
him, at the age of about 74. He was blind. I found an actual document filed
in Jefferson Co WI courthouse saying Andrew would care for James until his
death. The Jefferson Co Union Newspaper did pick up on a partial death
notice at the time of James death in Chickasaw Co since he had previously
been a citizen there for so long. This was all it said:
SERGEANT, JAMES (b. 1801 @ New Berlin, Chenango Co NY in 1801-d. 13 Dec 1889
@ Bradford, Chickasaw County, IA). The cause of death was paralysis of the
lungs. He was totally blind. Married in 1823 to Fanny Hale (d. 1875). See
JCU 20 Dec 1889 and 27 Dec 1889. He leaves 3 sons and 1 daughter. Listed
Andrew, of Bradford, IA
Emily (Mrs S.W. Baily)- (d. 1874.
They actually had 5 children:
James's wife Fanny (Hale) Sergeant d 1875 and is buried in Hebron, Jefferson
Co, James's name and date of death were also listed on that tombstone. Was
he shipped back to Hebron WI and buried in WI after he died or is he
actually buried in IA?
Can anyone find this information for me? A Church record of death or a death
notice? I do not know what church affiliation these people were?
If someone could look this information up in the Nashua/Bradford area I
would be eternally grateful!
I will pay an agreed fee to anyone willing to do this lookup for me. I have
been looking for information of this line of Sergeant's for 7 years. I know
with this new information I found that James Sergeant did indeed die in
Chickasaw Co IA!
Is there a genealogical society in the Bradford/Nashua area I can write to
Thanks to the group for any help,
Penny's Genealogy: http://www.elknet.net/kresl/Penny/penny.html
To All Chickasaw County Iowa Researchers:
You may be interested in four publications published in 1999 by the
Chickasaw County Genealogical Society.
The two marriages publications are as follows:
#2295 "Chickasaw Co IA Marriages by Groom Books 1-5 1853-1901"
and its companion
#2294 "Chickasaw Co IA Marriages by Bride Books 1-5 1853-1901"
These 1999 publications are published in alphabetical sequence (work
done by Jannette Hendricks) and replaces publication #0143 which earlier
was in dated chronological order.
The first orders for the following new Cemetery books have just been
sent out the first week in January.
Publication #2389 "Chickasaw County Iowa Chickasaw Township Cemeteries",
Publication #2388 "Chickasaw County Pioneer and Early Established
These two books have 3179 burial records involving 29 cemeteries in
"Chickasaw Township Cemeteries" publication has information on Cedar
View aka Chickasaw Cemetery, Rowley Hill aka Mount Carroll Cemetery near
Bassett and St Boniface Catholic Cemetery aka Ionia Cemetery. The
publication also has information on two abandoned cemeteries ca 1880s.
The land of these two reverted to land use as recorded in the county
deed books at the turn of the century.
"Chickasaw County Pioneer and Early Established Cemeteries" publication
has 1803 burial records involving 24 cemeteries. Twelve of these
cemeteries are considered "Pioneer." A "Pioneer" cemetery is a
classification by Iowa law and the State Association for the
Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries (SAPIC). These "Pioneer" cemeteries are
defined as having six or fewer burials in the last fifty years. Some of
the cemetery records are recorded in earlier CCGS/IGS published books
and have now been updated.
These two cemetery books have burial records, some as early as 1852.
About 1500 obituaries were read (in 1999) and additional date
information found in the obits was cross-referenced and added to
existing burial records. Most often, the tombstone has only the year of
birth and death. The added "months and day" data will make it possible
for future researchers to find the obituary on film. This work is done
by CCGS Member Jeanette Kottke this past year and with other members'
help canvassed the cemeteries in 1999. The work was cross-referenced
with earlier Chickasaw County Genealogical Society canvasses done in the
late 1970s along with other extant documentation such as church records,
W.P.A. and other vital records. As is often the case, errors have
occurred and when found, every effort was made to check further records
to find a correct entry. Each of the 12 township pages include its area
cemetery history. It is the most up-to-date work available.
The CCGS works in conjunction with the Iowa State Genealogical Society
(IGS) to make our publications available to interested researchers.
Within the state and county genealogical societies, this is known as
"The Revenue Sharing Program." The state level society is able to
provide support to the smaller county societies with their publications
programs by taking responsibility for the reproduction, order filling
and shipping of ordered publications to purchasers. Efficiencies
resulting from this cooperative effort and centralized approach helps
to keep the cost of publications down for everyone. Hope this
information helps for anyone wondering why CCGS publications are ordered
from the Iowa Genealogical Society, rather than directly from CCGS.
Send order for any of the following to:
Iowa Genealogical Society P.O. Box 7735 Des Moines, IA 50322-7735
#2389 Chickasaw Township Cemeteries . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .
#2388 Chickasaw Co Pioneer & Early Established Cemeteries 18.10
#2294 Chickasaw Co IA Marriages by Bride 1853-1901 . . . . . . 14.30
#2295 Chickasaw Co IA Marriages by Groom 1853-1901 . . . . . 14.30
Postage and handling $00.00 - 15.00 = 2.50
Thank you for your support and interest in our publications. Many many
hours have gone into the research and compilation of these works and
this data can be a great asset to the Chickasaw County researcher.
Betty Tylee President and Board Members
Chickasaw County Genealogical Society
New Hampton, IA 50659
I'm searching for info. on Uriah A. Collison, Elmina (Vanmeer?/Johnson)Collison,
Kittie Gertrude (Collison)Moffat, Charles A. Collison. Uriah had a wagonmaking
MARBLEROCK IA in the 1870-80's. Charles and Kittie were both born in the late
l880's or early l890's.
I have a bible with the COMPLETE FAMILIES OF Vanmeer's/Vanmeyers/Vanmier listed
along with M.E. Johnson marrying a CHARLES H. JOHNSON. They had two children
William R. (died in infancy)and Elmina. There may have been more children after
that but it was not added in the bible.
Any info. on these families would be most appreciated.
I would love to know more about the Johnson's and the Vanmeer's. And the
Some of the Johnson,Collison's,Vanmeer's/VanMeyers are buried at the east and
west cemetaries in Marblerock. Some Collison's are buried in the old Chickasaw
(privately owned & well hidden.) I have etchings and pictures of the tombstones
Would love to find more! I would love to share my info. also!
Searching: COLLISON, JOHNSON, VANMEER, GRANGER, HAWLEY, HUFFMAN,
HILL, DELANEY, WELF, REEVES...AND THE LIST GOES ON...
IA, MN, CA,WI, MI, NY....ETC...