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My Smothers family was in Davis County, Iowa in 1847, they were from Estill
Co. Kentucky, if any one finds any more information on the Smothers I would
certainly appreicate it.
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From: "Deb Barker" <Barkerdl(a)netins.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [IADAVIS-L] John Smothers
> WPA cemetery records for Davis Co., (Iowa Grave Record Registration),
> Smothers, John 1832, Estill Co., Ky. to 1-17-1902, buried Newton cem.
> Twp.; Blmfd Dem. 1-30-1902 (born in Estill Co, ref
> to local paper, was obit publication.)
> Wm I 1863 to 6-5-1922; Washington Cem., row 12, Fabius Twp.,
> wife Cary Edith 1867-8-7-1929.
> Davis Co., Ia., Record of Payment of old age assistance tax, 1934-1937
> Smothers, Bert Male b. Iowa Wm Smothers, Cora Maguhan 20
> Dec 1890
> John Bowel Male Iowa " " , Cory
> Mageehon 8 Dec 1896
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Looking for information on a John Smothers, born 1832, died 17 Jan. 1902,
buried Newton Cemetery, Fabius. There is a reference to Estill Co.,
Kentucky; Bloomfield Democrat 30 Jan. 1902. If anyone can lookup and let me
know what the reference is I would be very gratefull.
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Ephraim Barker (b. c 1816) and his wife Margaret (b. c 1821) and their son
William (b. c 1841), and daughters Arah (c 1838), Malissa (c 1845),
Elizabeth (c 1848) and Sarah (c 1852), were listed in the 1850 census for
Ritchie County, (West) Virginia. Between that time and 1856 they
apparently moved westward to Davis County, Iowa, since Margaret and the
children are listed on the 1856 Davis County Census. No mention of Ephraim
at that time. The federal census for 1860 for Davis County does not list
any members of this family. If Ephraim had died, it is possible that
Margaret had remarried. The middle child, Malissa, who was my
g-grandmother, was listed on the 1860 census as working in the household of
a doctor in Cainsville, Harrison County, Missouri.
I've posted this data before, but sometimes it pays to repeat requests for
information. I would be grateful for any clues in my search for Margaret
and the other children, and for the fate of Ephraim.
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Still trying to find any one who knows LORENZO D. MINEAR, married Maryetta
FLEMING. I think he had a brother George MINEAR as I have a census record
that they were living with a MOOTZ and helping on the farm. Maryetta died
after four children and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery. He married a Martha
E. Hammon. Trying to find his parents, I have one record that says his
father was Lorenzo but that is all I know. Any information would be
Faith Tharp Stegon
I also have THARP that lived in Davis County also. Henry D. and Susannah
Tharp, have the obit from Susannah saying they were well loved and the people
called them Uncle Henry and Aunt Susie.
My great grandmother Nina or Nancy Jane Groom was born outside of
Bloomfield, Iowa on November 18, 1861 or 62 to Henrietta Jones Groom.
We do not have her father's first name or anything about Henrietta's
family. We know that the family eventually moved to Council Bluffs
and that perhaps Nina had a sister or sister-in-law named
Manta/perhaps Tamson because my grandmother visited Aunt Manta in
Iowa as a young girl. Any ideas?
Help! Thanks, Gretta
Professor Margaretta S. Handke
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> obtain an address.
> Jennifer Rader
> Reno, NV
Fellow Davis County Descendants,
My father and I took a trip to Davis County last summer. I had
requested assistance and I got a lot of help. It was a wonderful
experience. We got a few leads to follow in trying to break our "brick
I am in the Washington D. C. area for a couple of months. I plan to
spend a lot of time at the Library of Congress and the DAR. I hope I
can exchange information with many of you.
One of the things I did not accomplish when I was in Davis County this
summer was finding an obituary for my Thomas Morris and Mary Crab Bell
Morris. I found Mary Morris' (died in 1891) estate records which lists
her heirs as:
Samantha J. Evans - age 54
Sarah J Rosser - age 52
Daniel S. Bell - age 48
Albert Morris - age 41
If any one can provide information on how I can find an obituary I would
On cd#351, Roll of Honor:
T. Hunt, 31st IL Infantry, Co.D
d: 23 June 1862
bur: Shiloh National Cemetery,
Pittsburg Landing, TN
This was the only T / Thomas
Hunt I could find in an Illinois
regiment. Of course, there were
The Hunt- Rogers-Swaim Genealogy
by Lawrence Zuehlke
John W & Thomas A Hunt came to Lee Co, Ia. in 1845; about 1847, they moved
to Vernan Twp. in Van Buren Co., Ia; and in 1849 each of them homesteaded or
bought a quarter section of land in Davis co., near Chequest, about 5 miles
from Troy, Ia.
History of Davis Co, Ia, written 1882, by Des Moines state Historical Co, p.
SWAIM , John, farmer, section 20, postoffice Floris, was born May 31,
1821, in Jefferson Co., Oh; when quite young his parents, Elias and Rachel,
removed to Belmont, then Monroe, where he lived till eighteen years old,
when he learned the carpenter's trade in Harrison Co, and served as
apprentice with Thomas Bradley for four years; then came to Iowa, and
settled in this county, in 1845. He now owns a good farm of 200 acres, well
improved; everything about the place showing the thrift and industry of its
owner. He was married in August 1843, to Miss D Hale, and they have four
children; George M, John H, Rachel, and Florence. In politics, Mr S is an
independent democrat, and is one of the most substantial and intelligent
farmers in the township.
> History of Davis Co, 1882
> Harward, L. S., general merchant was born June 17, 1842, in Van Buren Co,
> Iowa. In 1843, his parents came to Davis Co., and located in Salt Creek
> where they entered the land on which they still live. Here he grew up and
> finished his education in Troy Academy. At the age of twenty, he clerked
> years for his brother at Floris, then taught school three years, and in
> formed a partnership with his brother at Floris, and two years later
> him out. In 1876, he moved his stock of goods to Bloomfieldd, and in Jan,
> 1880, took into partnership, JB Young, but bought him out again in Aug,
> 1881, and has since been alone. He carries a large and will selected
> and is making money, which shows what a live Hawkeye is capable of doing
> the way of business, when he has a mind to. He was married, June 14,
> to Miss M E Jay, a native Hawkeye, born in Davis Co., and they have two
> children, Edgar L, and George D.
> 36th Ia Inf, Co E- James M Harward, enlisted Aug 18, 1862.
> Henry Harward , enlisted Aug 29, 1862, 2nd Inf, Co G
> Cemetery Listings-
> Harward, Charles 1832; McConnelsville, Oh., to 2-25-1901, IOOF Cem Floris
> wife Nancy Hancock
> George 1808 to 12-23-1886; Bethlehem Cem. row 8, Salt Creek Twp
> civil war vet, wife Rhoda 1814 to 6-16-1892
> Henry 1838 to 8-17-1870; Bethlehem Cem. civil war
> Mary (Mrs Chas) 1784 to 3-18-1856; Wesley Chapel, Marion Twp
Davis Co 1860 census-
Clyman, Albert G 28 Ill
Martha 30 In
Joseph 3 Ia
Obit June 8, 1911 Davis Co, Republican-
The funeral of Albert G Clyman, whose death occured at his home in Knobby, Mo., May 26th, was conducted at Drakesville, Sunday morning at the Christian Church at 11 o'clock by Rev W T Smith assisted bby Rev C C Jones of the Methodist church of that place. Interment was maddde in the Drakesville Cemetery. Mr Clyman was a former resident of Davis Co.
Albert G Clyman, was born in Vermillion Co., Ill., Sept 8, 1842, and was 68 years, 8 months and 18 days old. He enlisted in the civil war, a member of the 3rd Ia Calv, Aug 27, 1861, serving four years.
On March 7, 1866, he was united in marriage to Martha A Ralston and five children were born to them, Joseph H., Samuel A., Emma M., George W., and Gracie, all dead except Samuel. He was married again too Mrs Mabel Ritter and one son was born to them, Charles Oris. His last wife, two sons, one step son, Perry Ralston, a brother, Hiram Clyman, Danville, Ill., survive.
> 1850 Federal State Census,
> Comer, Daniel Davis Co., Prairie Twp.
> James Henry Co., Salem Twp.
> John Muscatine Co
> Davis Co., Ia Deaths 1880-1884,1897-1900 Marriages 1844-1854
> Comer, infant 2hrs 3 Oct 1880 Pierce Cem
> Davis Co., Ia WPA grave records:
> Eddy, Hulda (Mrs James),1866 to 10-22-1933; Mt Gilead Cem., Salt Creek Twp
> Lazelere, Anna Belle (Mrs R W), 1830 to 10-2-1889; Floris Cem., lot 1
> Horace E 1858 to 1933, lot 1
> Minnie 1902 to 1924, "
> Mollie M 1852 to 3-31-1934 "
> Wm H no dates
> Comer, Abijah 1813 to 8-24-1876; Pierce Cem., row
> Salt Creek
> Deborah Rae 1956-1958
> Davis Co., Ia. Record of Payment of Old Age Assistance Tax, 1934-37
> Name Sex Place of Birth Father's Name Mother
> of Birth
> Comer, Virbie M Floris, Ia David Christy Telly Benge
> 13 Dec 1913
> Dora f Floris James Christy Susan
> Hale 5 Apr 1875
> Ira m Davis Co A B Comer Dora
> 23 Oct 1892
> W R M Iowa John Comer Ellen
> 8 June 1867
> A B m Floris John Comer Ellen
> Christy 15 Oct 1865
> Alta Alma f Davis Co Oscar Swaim Isabelle
> 18 Aug 1889
> Anna f Mercer co., Mo Alonza Wickline Mary Whan
> 27 Mar 1894
> Evelyn Irene f Davis Co Erie Thompson Addie Benge
> 22 Jul 1913
> Faye B f Iowa Frank Murphy Ella
> Jones 2 Jan 1892
> John m Davis co John W Comer ---
> 19 Mar 1875
> Raymond Guy m Davis Co A B Comer Dora Chrisy
> Oct 1908
> Wilber m Iowa Andrew Combs Mary
> McMurray 8 Jun 1893
> Ruth Helen f Appanoose Co Fred Davis Stella Mowers
> 22 Jul 1913
> Eddy, Chas R M Iowa Jas R Eddy Hulda Comer
> 12 nov 1884
> Hughes, J A m Iowa Chas Hughes Mary Comer
> 18 Nov 1892
> Lazalier, Walter M Davis Co Alfred Lazalier Martha Comer
> 28 Mar 1884
> Morford, Martha f Davis Co John Comer Ellen Christy
> 29 May 1859
Cole, George 30 M shoemaker Tenn
Martha 31 F "
Andrew I 7 M "
William 3 M "
George W 3 M "
Charley j 1 M "
Cole, William 41 M Millwright Tenn
Sally 42 F "
James 15 M "
Sterling 14 M "
Newton 13 M "
William R 12 M "
Wesley 10 M "
Phebe 7 F "
David 4 M "
Perry 2 M "
Sarah J 1 F "
John 10/12 M "
This is my first message to the group, I just joined this week. If I've
asked too much, I apologize.
The following families are on the 1850 and 1852 Census for Davis County,
Iowa. Can someone please look up these families and e-mail me the data? It
would really be appreciated. George Cole is my line, but I'm wondering who
the other's are.....
Cole, George IA DAVIS CO. BLOOMFIELD TWP 315 1850
Cole, Henry IA DAVIS CO. MARION TWP 275 1850
Cole, William IA DAVIS CO. MARION TWP 275 1850
Coles, Jeremiah IA DAVIS CO. LICK CREEK TWP 257 1850
Cole, J. IA DAVIS CO. LICK CREEK TWP 013 1852
Cole, William IA DAVIS CO. FOX RIVER TWP 023 1852
Again, thank you so much....
Nancy Bell WELLS McDonald
Dear List. I am in need of the information for a John Aulger family who is
supposed to be in the 1870 Davis Co census in Lick Creek Twp on p. 101. If
there is anyone out there with access to this census, either printed or
film, (not the index) I would like to know the information for this family.
Appreciate someone's help. Thanks in advance. Dar in FL at
1870 Davis Co, IA Federal Census
Pg 101A, Lick Creek Twp, Bloomfield P.O.
Aulger, John 58y M Farmer Born NY R/E Value = 300; Pers Value =
Aulger, Mary 53y F Kpg Hse Born OH Cannot write
Hope this helps!
For many years I have wanted to find anyone else who is researching one of
my families in Davis County--the line is Don Carlos. They were in the
Monterey area in the early 1800's and owned land in Davis County. They
intermarried with my Starr family line, but would like to find someone who
is from the Don Carlos line.
In a visit to Davis County a number of years ago, did not find any evidence
of this family. Believe the original couple is buried on their land, but it
has been farmed over now. Does anyone have a suggestion regarding any
possible printed material that might have existed at that time regarding
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