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I am new on this list and researching the above family. I feel that he may
have been one of the first settlers in Henry Co. as he arrived there about
1835. He resided in Tippacanoe Township in 1840. I have information that
his cabin now stands in Saunders Park, Mt. Pleasant. Below is an outline
of his descendants. Any help would be appreciated.
Descendants of Nathaniel White
1 Nathaniel White 1811 - 1883
.. +Mary A. Rose Abt. 1813 -
......... 2 Emaline White Abt. 1839 -
......... 2 Rachel Ann White Abt. 1841 -
............. +Marcus Kilbourne Smith 1834 - 1909
.................... 3 Ellie
........................ +John Tilford
.................... 3 America Emaline Smith 1861 -
........................ +Harvey Shurman Chezum 1861 -
.................... 3 Arminta Ann Smith
........................ +Robert Lawrence
.................... 3 Catherine Josephine Smith
........................ +Charles Garrison
.................... 3 Frank Sidney Smith
........................ +Ella Johnson
.................... 3 Charles Vincent Smith
........................ +Nellie Crane
.................... 3 Lucy Prudence Smith
........................ +Douglas Watkins
.................... 3 Martha Alice Smith
........................ +Thomas Litton
.................... 3 Iantha Darianda Smith
........................ +Frank Metcalf
.................... 3 George Smith
........................ +Mytrle Peterson
.................... 3 Nathaniel Abraham Smith
.................... 3 Matthew John Smith
......... 2 John N White Abt. 1846 -
............. +Lizzy 1848 - 1874
.................... 3 John White
......... 2 Edward E. White 1849 -
............. +Dora A. 1881 - 1917
.................... 3 Florence E. White
Would like to exchange information on Flavius McNeely. Born 25 Oct 1844 Pt.
Pleasant, Ohio and died 25 May 1912, Pt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa. He
married Elizabeth Hobbs.
Flavius was the son of Jeremiah McNeely and Drusilla Springer.
Thank you, Kathleen Rizer
I am researching the family of Reazon Gray ELLIOTT and his wife Mary
Elizabeth HARMON. They were in Henry Co. in the 1870's. Their children
are as follows: Mary, Francis, Lillie, George, Carroll, Bertha, Nellie.
Thanks, Sherri Golightly
I'm looking for information on the following Henry County families:
JACKSON: William Jackson b. WV cir 1900, d. 1899 (Lowell, IA) m.
Elizabeth Collins b. KY. Son John Newton Jackson b. 1956 Pomroy, OH.
Family moved to Henry County about 1960. Family lived in Lowell. John
Newton m. Mary Elizabeth Carter. They lived in Lowell, New London, and
Burlington, IA. William and Elizabeth were both listed on the 1895 census
along with a Whetzel. Their daughter Sidney married a Whetzel. Elizabeth
disappears after this census and I can locate no death information.
CARTER: Mary Elizabeth Carter dau. of James Carter and Mary V. Wright.
John Newton and Mary Elizabeth children included: Lou, James Alvia (my
grandfather), Clarence, Ross, Ora Faye (still living at age 99), Jessie,
Lorance, Robert, Mary Bell, Mable and Leroy.
Lots of information to share.
Dear Barbara and list,
I have a Mary Christina Wright from the same area. If you find you have
one, I would love to exchange her family info for her husbands.
Mary Christina Wright b. 15 Dec 1829 England d. 04 Oct 1905
+Samual Stephenson b. 22 Sep 1826 England d. 02 Jan 1903
Both died either in Henry or Jefferson county, Iowa.
She was married to a man by the name of Thomas Graves. They were married in
England. They lived on a island near Burlington. He left one winter day
and was said to be lost when the ice went out. Later Samuel Stevenson
rescued Mary and her three kids. They were said to only have 3 chickens
left when they were found. I think they lived in Jefferson/Henry county after.
If you find that these are part of your Wrights, I would love to share info.
At 11:01 AM 3/28/1999 EST, BSharp8346(a)aol.com wrote:
>Hi, Glad to see a few out there . My line is a real mystery Barnabus Wright
>appears in the 1840 census of Henry Co. with what appears to be a fair size
>he was born in 1805 and is said to have came to Iowa in Sept of 1839 . He
>married My Great Great Great Grandmother Nancy Sales McCracken from Ill. in
>One of the persons who appears to be in the 1840 census in Barnabus''s
>household was a JosephWright who I think was Barnabus's brother Joseph died
>young and his wife remarried to a man named James. A Mary Wright who I think
>was Joseph's daughter inherited the property. My Mystery is what happened to
>Barnabus Wright s first family.
>-Barnabas WRIGHT (2 Feb 1805-19 Jan 1888)
>sp: Nancy Sales MCCRACKEN (15 Jul 1818-25 Sep 1901)
> 2-James William WRIGHT (16 Dec 1843-8 Aug 1919 in Colo. >>>>> MY Line
> 2-Janie WRIGHT (1845-1845)
> 2-Mary Elizabeth WRIGHT (Oct 1849-1913) -M-Orlando Foster
> 2-Martha Louise WRIGHT (Mar 1851-1920) -M- Wm. H. Harbor
> 2-Lois Ann R WRIGHT (17 Oct 1854-14 Apr 1940) -M- Rinehart
> 2-Joseph Elias WRIGHT (29 Feb 1856-14 Apr 1944)
> 2-Ruth Alice WRIGHT (5 Jan 1860-1918) -M- Henry Strader
> 2-Ella WRIGHT (1862-1862)
>Thanks for any help Barbara
Hi, Glad to see a few out there . My line is a real mystery Barnabus Wright
appears in the 1840 census of Henry Co. with what appears to be a fair size
he was born in 1805 and is said to have came to Iowa in Sept of 1839 . He
married My Great Great Great Grandmother Nancy Sales McCracken from Ill. in
One of the persons who appears to be in the 1840 census in Barnabus''s
household was a JosephWright who I think was Barnabus's brother Joseph died
young and his wife remarried to a man named James. A Mary Wright who I think
was Joseph's daughter inherited the property. My Mystery is what happened to
Barnabus Wright s first family.
-Barnabas WRIGHT (2 Feb 1805-19 Jan 1888)
sp: Nancy Sales MCCRACKEN (15 Jul 1818-25 Sep 1901)
2-James William WRIGHT (16 Dec 1843-8 Aug 1919 in Colo. >>>>> MY Line
2-Janie WRIGHT (1845-1845)
2-Mary Elizabeth WRIGHT (Oct 1849-1913) -M-Orlando Foster
2-Martha Louise WRIGHT (Mar 1851-1920) -M- Wm. H. Harbor
2-Lois Ann R WRIGHT (17 Oct 1854-14 Apr 1940) -M- Rinehart
2-Joseph Elias WRIGHT (29 Feb 1856-14 Apr 1944)
2-Ruth Alice WRIGHT (5 Jan 1860-1918) -M- Henry Strader
2-Ella WRIGHT (1862-1862)
Thanks for any help Barbara
I am searching for a Mrs. P. QUIRK who lived in Lowell, Iowa in October
1902. This is a married female whose maiden name is MCCARTHY. I do not
know her husband's name. I don't even know if the P is the first initial or
the female or her husband.
If anyone recognizes this name or could possibly do a census look-up or city
directory look-up, I would greatly appreciate it. Ultimately, I am trying
to locate marriage information or an obituary that might include the parents
name of P. Quirk.
Thank you very much!
Thanks List, Someone foreword my surname list to someone not on
this list who is a distant relative that was able to provide me
with some Great information with documentation on a family
James D. Hitt
James D. "Dan" Hitt
>From Big Wonderful Wyoming the Equality State
And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good
deeds. Heb.10:24 nasb
Please see my Family Genealogy Page at:
My ICQ # 7146231
Hello fellow list members:
I am very pleased to see the list so busy. I thank the person who started the ball rolling.
I am researching:
Would love to share information.
I am searching for info about these families:
mid 1830's-late 1850's
FARISS---------John, wife Mary---Ludwell P., wife Amelia WORTH,
1830's-1864, then moved to MO:
FARISS---------James Robert, wife #1 Mary Ann WORTH, children
John, Alvin T.,
James Franklin, Annie (possibly Mary
Ann), wife #2 Mrs. Sarah
BEACH maiden surname possibly FLOYD,
Cynthia Alice, Effie, Delma.
FARISS---------Thomas E.V. ( a doctor), wife Mary E., children:
1830-1840---1860, then moved to MO
WORTH---------John C., wife: Mary, children: Amelia, Mary Ann,
William H., Jedioah, Catherine.
Any help would be wonderful!
Ethella Kane......Bandon, OR
A sign of the times in Henry Co.-1856 Here is a copy of a letter written by
Abraham Smith, Henry Co to his brother, Peter, in Indiana speaking of money
owed Abraham from father's (Peter) will. Abraham also had a son, Peter, that
he speaks of as being in Oregon (oragon). It is interesting to note he
included the price of commodities at the close of his letter! More on the
Smiths at my Smith page http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmlabath/ismith.htm
This page also includes all Smith and White extractions from the 1859-1860
Henry Co. Directory.
Jan. 19, 1856
Dear Brother, I take pen in hand to let you know that we are all well
hoping that these lines may find you all well, now I will inform you
that my son Jabeze and his family has left Greenfield, Indiana and came
out here and is wintering here with us, and he likes Iowa very well so
far as he has seen of it, and Peter is still in oragan and he rote to us
that the indians is at war with the whites al through oragon he sais all
the indians west of the rocky mountains have joined together, and they
think goverment will have to send fifty thousand men to save orogan, now
I will ---- your request conserning my money that is coming to me I want
ou to send it by daniel to me, or any other person that is safe, and
take their Receipt so as to make it safe to you, and as soon as i get
the money i will send you a recet by mail and when you get it you can
drop a line to me to let me know that you got it, unkel Isaac
Limbacks'alfred was here to see us and he said it was not safe to send
money by letter, if Brother daniel is coming out he can bring it to me
and oblige me in so doing, and if no one comes from your part of the
country that you can send it to me rite to me and i will try to send by
someone for it, rite often and let us know how you all are getting
prices products of the cattle, wheat $1.25 Corn .20 oats .20 potatoes
pork (85 or 5) Dollars per hundred, meat coffe 7 pounds to the Dollar
shugar 1 pounds to the Dollar molasses 50 cents per gallon butter 15
cents per pound, I close with Respects to you all.
Abraham Smith To Peter Smith
I'm delighted to see you communicating with one another on the list. I
have been preoccupied with critical illnesses of two sisters-in-law for
the past three months, both of whom died the same day on St. Patrick's
Day. Needless to say, the Henry County site has been neglected in the
interim. If anyone would like to do a brief page or two of information
on Henry County families or the early settlement days for the Henry
County site, that is well written and in HTML coding, I would be willing
to consider it for inclusion on the site. Likewise, if you have a
website of your own that pertains to Henry County, I would like to link
to it if it meets the standards of the USGENWEB.
If you are looking for Henry County families who were here as early as
1850, I would also like to remind you that the 1850 Henry County census
is on-line at:
We have Mary Thompson to thank for transcribing this for the Census
Project in Iowa.
Listowner of IAHENRY-L list
Surnames of Henry County, IA
Jean Leeper jeanlee(a)harenet.net
Visit my web site at: http://www.harenet.net/~jeanlee
I am researching the following ancestors who lived in Henry Count Iowa
Norval Nathaniel Died 1882
Elias 1799 - 1884
Gulielma Naomi Marie 1839 -1882
Isaac 1842 - 1926
Ada Elizabeth 1871 - 1912
Virginia Louisa 1850 1923
George Washington 1835 -1916
Frank David 1875 - 1961
Nancy 1840 - 1913
James A H 1840 - 1925
Mary A 1845 - 1932
Rhoda Ann 1829 -1906
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