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Darleen Berens wrote:
>Do you think you are connected to Gilbert's at all?
I think it is a good possibility. James Frederick was born in Harrison
County Sept 14, 1889, the Son of Simon and Lillie May Miller. (Simon
was married to Lydia Eva George and had one Son Kirby before she died)
Fred's first child, Irene was born in 1914, so I am guessing they were
married sometime in 1913 or so. Fred did visit Missouri several times
and Annie could have come from there, but I have a hunch she was from
Harrison county. Irene was not born in Texas, or I can't find any
records of her being born in Texas, and I believe she is from Harrison
County. I know for sure that Fred's wife's name was Annie, but I'm
still not sure it was Annie Gilbert. I found a birth record of what
possibly be his second Son in Texas, and the mother's name was Annie
Gilbert. So I'm shooting the moon here, but I think I'm on to
>I have a few Gilberts in my database from around Woodbine. They are a collateral line for me. However I do not have a Annie Gilbert as yet.
It would make sense that Annie would have come from Woodbine, as Lillie
May Miller's father (Freds grandparents) are from Woodbine so he would
have visited there quite often when he was growing up. This gives me
more hope of finding out who she was.
Loree Ashcraft Darrough
I found several marriages for children of Henry Crocker on the Furnas County
NE webpage. Henry & Effie Crocker are buried in Mt Hope Cemetery in Furnas
I also saw several other Harrison County IA surnames listed in the marriage,
cemetery & WWI records. I wonder if several families moved from Harrison
County IA to Furnas County NE together?
For what it is worth I also know that several Harrison County families (some
of my own included) moved to Cheyenne County CO.
The 1922 Atlas of Harrison Co., Iowa lists the following:
Children: Kirby, G.T.; J.F.; Rose M.; and J.B.
Address: Rt 4, Logan, Iowa
owns 240 acres, section 28
(I'm assuming that this J.F. is son James Frederick)
Address: Rt 4, Logan, Iowa
owns 116.66 acres, section 28; owns 8 ac, sec 21. Breeder of Short Horn
Sunny Slope Stock Farm.
I don't find any GILBERT families in the atlas.
At the Harrison Co. Web page there is also a complete 1915 biography for
SIMON ASHCRAFT, father of James F.
Mona Sarratt Knight
"Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty." John Philpot Curran, 1808.
"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary
possibilities in ordinary people." Harry Emerson
Researcher Donna Crocker Frueh
Donna is a list member.
Donna asked me to see what I could find in my resources for the Crocker
families. She would like to know where they moved to and who they married.
She is researching this family:
John Crocker b. 06 Jan 1832 & Jane McMillan b. PA 24 Mar 1829 d.13 Feb1868
Buried Valley View Cemetery. They moved to Iowa in 1857.
Henry H. b.1858
Joseph W. b.23 Sept-1863 d.24-Aug-1866
Wife Jane d.1868
2nd wife.Catharine Miess1869 b.26 May-1841-d.27-oct-1890
Jesse T.b.11-11-1869 d. 20 Dec.1942 Broken Bow Neb. Jesse was her grandpa.
I don't think I found anything new for you about Crockers.
Early Marriages - only found the 1 you already had.
Crocker, J T & Maggie O'Connor 14 Feb 1899
1905 Harrison County IA Directory - residents of the county by township
Crocker, H H farmer RR 5 Logan
Crocker, Mrs Effie
Crocker, Mabel, minor
Crocker, Grace, minor
Crocker, Velma, minor
Crocker, J T farmer RR 5 Logan
Crocker, Mrs Maggie
Crocker, Harold, minor
Crocker, Ralph, minor
Crocker, Blanche, minor
No Crocker listed on the WPA records.
Did not find any Crocker burials listed in the Harrison County Cemetery books
including the book for Valley View. If John & Jane Crocker are buried there
they are not listed. Prehaps their stones are no longer readable. Found 1
listing in Magnolia that may be a Crocker.
Crocke, Mark died Sep 2 1872 7m 199d s/o J M & J - stone needs repair.
1884 HARRISON COUNTY ATLAS
Crocker T D Magnolia T80 S13 R43 80.00 acres in Bigler's Grove
Crocker T D Magnolia T80 S13 R43 40.00 acres in Bigler's Grove
HARRISON COUNTY NEWS Birth Index - copies available from the HCGS
Crocker, Jess dau 1901
Croker, J T son 1900
Source: 1891 History of Harrison County Iowa.
Family Researcher: Suzanna Wells.
MCQUEEN - William H. MCQUEEN
>>>was born November 26, 1829, in Carroll County, Ohio, then known as Jefferson County. He is a son of Elisha and Lydia (TOPE) MCQUEEN. They were natives of Washington County, Pennsylvania. The father was born August 9, 1802, and died in Carroll County, Ohio, in February, 1890. The mother was born in 1805, and died at the same place in December 1890. was born November 26, 1829, in Carroll County, Ohio, then known as Jefferson County. He is a son of Elisha and Lydia (TOPE) MCQUEEN. They were natives of Washington County, Pennsylvania. The father was born August 9, 1802, and died in Carroll County, Ohio, in February, 1890. The mother was born in 1805, and died at the same place in December 1890........ <<<
I descend from
Thomas DARNALL, s/o Edward & Sarah (Robey) Darnall, Charles County, MD
+ Sarah MCQUEEN, (abt 1715-1bt 1795) Charles Co., MD.
John DARNALL, b 1736, Charles Co., MD, Served Rev. War
FredrickCo, MA & Washington Co. PA.. d. abt 1798 in
Montgomery Co., KY. (DAR Patriot)
+ Mary Ann MCDANIEL (Thomas McDaniel & Rebecca
Stewart) b. 1745 Charles Co. MD, d. 1830 , KY.
Are you familiar with the Maryland MCQUEENs? These are my maternal grandmother's ancestors. (Some of my ancestors, as the DARNALL/DARNELLs, MCDANIELs, seemed to leave Charles Co., MD for Fredrick Co., MD, on to Washington Co., MD and later to KY.
(I have a similar history as the above about my G-Grandfather, Benajah Samuel Greene, Griswold, New London Co., CT> Harriosn Co., IA) I obtained information from VLKing1(a)aol.com to make inquiry of the two of you as I am a subscriber to IAHARRIS-D(a)rootsweb.com . My G-Grandfather, Rev. Hiram C. Moore (1819-1869) was the Lay Preacher at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Dunlap, Harrison Co., IA. My father, Orrin Whitney Moore, infant son of James W. & Orrie E. (Greene) Moore migrated with the family to Wasco Co., OR in 1877.
Researching in Harrison Co, IA:
Mendenhall, Moore, Coffin, Greene, Kinney.
Violet Moore Guy
There is no database yet of Harrison County Marriages. Early marriages
1855-1905 are listed in the 1905 Harrison County Directory. The Harrison
County Genealogy Society also has a file of marriages from 1905-1920, however
this file lists only names and not the dates. Marriage records are available
at the Harrison County courthouse.
I incorrect listed Bill's last name on my previous McQueen email. His name
is Bill Mitchell and email is mitchell(a)netwalk.com He is looking for info on
William Henry McQueen & Samuel McQueen who lived in Harrison County IA.
I've been researching my Parkin family in Harris Grove/Reeder's Mills for quite some time but I recently learned that another branch of the family lived in the Missouri Valley area.
Does anyone have any info on the following:
Jennie (Jane Stewart) Temple, died 12/19/1922 in Fremont, NE, buried St. John's Cemetery, MO Valley
Charles Hamilton Temple, died 4/17/ 1926 in Fremont, husband of Jennie, buried St. John's Cemetery, MO Valley.
Charles and Jennie's daughter, Mrs. Eugene Sorrick, lived in MO Valley when her father died.
There might be nothing on Charles and Jennie but their burial info but perhaps there's something on Mrs. Sorrick?
I am doing research on my Ashcraft family. My grandfather James
Frederick "Fred" Ashcraft married a woman named Annie. I have been
unable to find a last name for her. I have been told it is Annie
Gilbert. Is there a place to look this up? Is there a Harrison County
Marriages database somewhere?
Loree Ashcraft Darrough
Researcher Bill McQueen
Not a list member.
I saw your McQueen query on the Harrison County query board. I do lookups
for Harrison County IA. I found a some McQueen info for you in my resouces.
Hopefully there is something here that will be new & usefull to your reseach.
I also sent this to the Harrison County email list so that if someone else
is researching McQueen family they can find you.
Obits - copies available from the Harrison County Genealogy Society. There
is a charge for obit copies. The HCGS can also get you a researcher copy of
the death records -if available-for a lot less than certified cost.
MISSOURI VALLEY TIMES NEWSPAPER Obit index
McQueen, George W 1894
McQueen, Mrs W H 1918
McQueen, Wm H 1910
HARRISON COUNTY NEWS Obit Index
McQueen, Elizabeth Fry 1897
McQueen, George 1894
HARRISON COUNTY NEWS Birth Index
McQueen, Ed/son 1898
EARLY HARRISON COUNTY IA MARRIAGES 1855 - 1905 - The HCGS can also get copies
of these for you.
McQueen, Amanda & James A Hester 11 Jul 1877
McQueen, Bertha & H C Lytle 18 Apr 1904
McQueen, Emeline & George D Rose 17 Dec 1882
McQueen, Lena & J W Owens 17 Mar 1881
McQueen, Jas E & Elizabeth L Fry 6 Jan 1886
McQueen, Edw & Minnie Unmack 29 Sep 1897
McQueen, J L & Malissa Peasley 20 Apr 1898
McQueen, H L & Bertha Penrod 12 Aug 1901
1905 Harrison County IA Directory - residents of the county by township
McQueen, W H - Modale
McQueen, Mrs W H
McQueen, F W merchant - Modale
McQueen, Mrs Linnie
McQueen, George, minor
McQueen, Harry, minor
McQueen, E W salesman - Modale
McQueen, J L farmer - Modale
McQueen, Mrs Ella
McQueen, Frank Nellie - Modale
Sec 2 Row 1
McQueen, Mabel Mar 12 1895-____
McQueen, Frank Aug 23 1892 - Aug 7 1965
Sec 2 Row 4
McQueen, Harold Eugene 1924 - 1982 PFC USARMY WWII
McQueen, George Virgil 1919 - 1979 MSGT USAF WWII
Sec 2 Row 6
McQueen, James W Apr 22 1913 - Mar 13 1947
Sec 3 Row 4
McQueen, Elizabeth Died Feb 5 1897 32y 5m 7d w/o J L
McQueen, James L 1861 - 1927 American Legion
McQueen, Ella B Oct 15 1878 - Aug 4 1953
Sec 6 Row 13
McQueen, Mildred Vernice May 1 1902 - Oct 28 1918
Sec 7 Row 11
McQueen, Maude Aug 7 1900 - Jul 15 1995
ROSE HILL CEMETERY - Missouri Valley
Sec 5 Row 5
McQueen, Minnie Apr 14 1879 - Jun 1 1939
McQueen, Harold G Feb 19 1898 - Sep 15 1925 American Legion
Sec 5 Row 10
McQueen, Samuel R Jul 1 1848 - Mar 29 1905
Sec 8 Row 5
McQueen, W E 1876 - 1952
McQueen, Eleanor 1885 - 1958
Sec 9 Row 1
McQueen, Wm A Jun 20 1888 - Nov 10 1955
McQueen, Stella G Jul 21 1892 - Oct 9 1985
McQueen, Wm L Feb 23 1920 - Feb 4 1975 PFC US MARINE CORPS
McQueen, Mary A Aug 17 1835 - Mar 9 1918
McQueen, W H Nov 26 1829 - Jul 6 1910
Sec 1 Row 2
McQueen, George Apr 1873 - Oct 1894
Phillips Katie Nov 1867 - Oct 1890
Evans, Minnie Sep 1865 -Mar 1888
McQueen, Lorene - May 1863 - Sep 1882
McQueen, Emeline Sep 1841 - Nov 1889
McQueen, W M Oct 1836 - Apr 1879 GRAND ARMY REP 1861-1865
McQueen, Infant 1878 - 1878
SOLDIER VALLEY CEMETERY, Little Sioux Township
Sec 4 Row 12
McQueen, Sophronia w/o E W died Dec 7 1883 27y 8m 22d
3 Stewart graves
McQueen, Charles Earl Mar 13 1894 - Mar 24 1894
McQueen, Mary Etta w/o E W Oct 29 1867-Mar 17 1894 (appears to have died
after birth of Charles Earl McQueen)
McQueen, Alda May Apr 19 1892 - May 20 1892
McQueen, Infant Son Feb 1888
There are also McQueen bios and land records online. You can find those by
searching the webpage by surname McQueen. Here is the main page:
Researcher David McCuskey
Not a list member
I saw your query on the Harrison County IA query board about Carrie/Mary
McCuskey. I do lookups for Harrison County IA. I found a little info for
you. I don't know how these people are related and leave that for you to
PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY, Dunlap, Harrison Township
Block 5 Row 6
Betchel, Father Jan 28 1832 - Dec 1 1914
Betchel, Mother July 4 1845 - May 6 1916
McCuskey, Carrie M 1880 - 1935
McCuskey, William J 1873 - 1915
WPA Records list only Carrie
McCushey, Carrie 14 Sep 1880 - 1 May 1935 buried Pleasant Hill
Carrie & William appear to be buried next to her parents.
Civil War Vets listed online for Harrison County IA
Betchel, David W. Dunlap (possibly her father?)
Other Betchel's are buried at Pleasant Hill.
Block 5 Row 5
Betchel, Ethel Jul 21 1892 - Oct 24 1906
Betchel, A F s/o D W & A died Jan 20 1892 aged 18y 9m 4d
Betchel - no other marking.
Block 10 Row 5
Betchel, D Brooks 1866 - 1926
Betchel, Mina 1870 - 1955
Death records for 1915 are available at the Harrison County courthouse but
death records for 1935 are only available from the state office in Des
EARLY HARRISON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1855 - 1905
McCuskey, W J & Carrie M Betchel 27 Oct 1900
McCuskey, Marie B & G B Rigg 3 Mar 1900
McCusky, Louise & Page E Morrison 5 Mar 1900
Betchel, David B & Minnie McCrary 11 Dec 1890
Betchel, Anna E & Arthur S Brock 2 Dec 1891
Betchel, Sarah E & Charles Probasco 25 Dec 1884
Marriage records are available at the Harrison County IA courthouse but they
refer requests to the HCGS.
I did not find William & Carrie McCuskey listed as residents of the county in
1905 but I did find Betchels.
1905 Harrison County Directory - residents of county by Township
Betchel, Brooks - laborer, Dunlap
Betchel, Mrs Minnie
Betchel, Alma P
Betchel, Elsie L
(is this possibly Carrie's brother & his family?)
Betchel, David W - farmer RR 1 Dunlap
Betchel, Mrs Rachel A
(possibly Carrie's parents?)
(I am not sure what direction out of Dunlap RR 1 was.)
I suggest you contact the Harrison County Genealogy Society (HCGS) and ask
them to get a copy of William's death record and the marriage record for you.
They can get researcher copies for a lot less than certified. The marriage
records often list the parents names on them. The HCGS can also check for
obits on both William & Carrie as they have many newspapers on microfilm at
their library. The HCGS also has all census records for Harrison County.
My obit indexes do not go up to 1935. The only obit I saw on my idexes was:
Logan Observer & Woodbine Twiner index
McCuskey, Mother/Mrs H 1898
If you send a request to the HCGS be sure to list all of the info on this
email in your request. The HCGS does charge for research but it is well
worth it. Keep in mind if they lived in the Dunlap area where they are
buried then they may have lived in either Crawford, Shelby or Monona Counties
too. All four county lines come together in that area and Dunlap is the
largest town in the area. Dunlap is about 10 miles northeast of Woodbine
where your family lived in the 1920s.
I also sent this email to the Harrison County email list so that if someone
else is researching Betchel & McCuskey families they can find you.
Good luck in your research. I hope something in this email helps you.
Gravestone & Memorial Photograph Archive
Photographs of Harrison County Iowa
Just a brief note to advise that all photographs I have received for the
cemetery photograph pages and town pages have been posted except for Pleasant
Hill Cemetery in Dunlap. I have been contacted by another person who has
photographs for Pleasant Hill so I have held that update until those pictures
If you have sent me gravestone photographs please check the photograph pages
and verify that they are online. If you see that I missed any of your
photographs please email me with the info.
ANYONE can contribute photographs to the Harrison County Iowa Gravestone &
Memorial Photograph Archive webpage. If you have gravestone pictures,
portraits of the people, funeral cards etc - please consider sharing them
MAIDEN NAMES - I would like to list maiden & previous married names on the
cemetery index pages. If you know a maiden or previous married name that is
not listed on the index please email me with the info.
OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS - I you have any other photographs that pertain to Harrison
County Iowa past or present we would be happy to put them online for you on
the Harrison County Iowa Photograph webpage.
UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHS - If you have photographs of people that you can not
identify we will put those online for you too. Maybe someone else can help
you identify your photos.
UNMARKED GRAVES - If you know of an unmarked grave in any Harrison County
Cemetery please email me with the info. We will include the names &
information for that person on the pages.
These pages were created for all Harrison County researchers. The more
people that contribute information the better the pages will be. It is our
goal to make these pages an enjoyable experience for researchers.
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I am looking for anyone researching the following names.
David Goodrich, died Nov 1901 in Dunlap IA, married to
Parents of Sarah Elbert:
Noah and Elizabeth Elbert.
David Goodrich and Sarah Elbert's Children:
Elmer Goodrich b. 1881
Lulu Goodrich b. 1884
Edith Goodrich b. 1890 (?)
Areta Goodrich b. 1892
Harley Goodrich b. 1895
The Goodrich's were all born in Dunlap, Iowa.
In a message dated 8/31/2001 9:47:20 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Am trying to locate information on death & burial of James W. Nelson. He
and his younger brother, Henry, were born 1861 & 1864 in Lafayette Co.
MO. His father, Lilburn (Marsh) Nelson was killed during Civil War. >>
The 1922 Farmers Atlas for Harrison County lists the following:
HENRY NELSON, wife Sylvia; children Lucile and Herbert.
Orson, Iowa, rents 95 acres, section 34.
Owner: W.A. Fisher
Could this be your Henry Nelson?
There is also the following person in Boyer Township:
Jim Nelson, wife Gerda; children Elsie, Dora and Helen.
Woodbine, Iowa, owns 160 acres, section 29.
I hope this is helpful to you. For those of you researching Harrison Co., we
should have the 1922 Farmers Atlas database on-line soon.
Mona Sarratt Knight
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