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I have the 1856 State Census for Henry Co, IA, Tippecanoe Twp, now on line
The family of Nathan White is mine as is the Abraham Smith family
Nathaniel White and Mary Rose White and Abraham Smith and Eleanor Van Dorin
Smith were my ggg grandparents.
Thomas Barton , Jabez Vandorun, William Harshbarger, and William Cooper
(spelled Coopper on census) are possibly tied in to collateral lines.
Hello Fellow Family Researchers,
I am trying to find some information about Wesley Franklin Allender. His
sister, Mary Cornelia Allender was my 2nd Great Grandmother.
I had Wesley's spouse as Ida Bates but cannot find where I got that
information as my 15 years worth of research papers are not in good order.
When I first started putting everyone in my Family Tree program I didn't even
know how to put a source in.
Now I find a lot of listings for his spouse to be Mary Ellen Mitts.
Anyone out there from this family?
Denise Johnson Craigen
Daughter of Mary Ann Jerrel Johnson (born in MT)
Granddaughter of Jesse Jerrel and Mary Etta Miller Jerrel (born in Henry Co,
IA & moved to MT as young adults)
Great Granddaughter of Laura Gholson & Daniel Jerrel and Richard Miller &
Caroline Miller all of Henry Co, IA
Thanks to all of you who have been helping me determine who was on the
Asa McCully wagon train that left from Henry Co., Iowa in March 1853,
and arrived in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in early August 1853.
I've been able to confirm a few people, and rule out a whole bunch. The
revised list of "possibles" is now up on my website at
I'd appreciate your looking over the list, and letting me know what you
know about any of these people. What I would particularly like to know
is where they were coming from on their trip to Oregon, and who they
were traveling with. Did they have any associations with the Henry Co. -
DesMoines Co. area, that you know of?
Thanks again for your past help, and any future ideas.
Pre-owned History, Genealogy, Natural History and Religion Books:
Dear Henry County IA researchers,
I am seeking anyone related to, or having information, regarding Mary
(BURTLOW) EGGLESTON, my Great Grandmother and a resident of Henry Co. IA when
she married in Lowell, Henry Co. in 1851, or any BURTELOW/BURTLOW or
McFARLING of Henry Co. I believe my Great Grandmother is connected to the
Henry Co. persons below. The following is specific information on my Great
Grandmother Mary (BURTLOW or BURTELOW) EGGLESTON and the possible
Birth: 12 Oct 1832 Virginia (d/rec Clarke Co., IA VR:688 gives birth
data;1880 Clarke Co, IA census)
* Note: Born Virginia 1860, 1880, 1885 censuses; born Indiana 1870
* Note: Father born Scotland, mother born Wales in 1880 census.
* Estimated year of birth per age given in census records:
- 1860 census, age 26 = born c1834 [note time lapse from other
- 1870 census, age 39 = born c1831
- 1880 census, age 49 = born c1832
- 1885 census, age 54 = born c1831
* Note: (1) 1880 census appears to give most specific birth information
for Mary and only census to give info on her parentage.
Marriage: 10 March 1850 [Alpheus Eggleston obit, but incorrect, year was
m. (1) Lowell, Henry Co., IA 10 Mar 1851 m/rec V: A-G Book C:65; obit (m/r
states Alpheus of Des Moines Co., IA, where father Oliver Eggleston deceased,
and Mary Burtelow of Henry Co., IA, located adj. to Des Moines Co., IA where
Alpheus was resident)
Death: 15 May 1892 Osceola, Clarke Co., IA (d/rec Clarke Co, IA VR:688; h
- obit; Clarke Co. Cem W.P.A; buried Jackson Cemetery
Spelling variations of Mary’s surname in records: Bertalo, Burtello
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Division No. 2, Baltimore Twp., Henry Co., IA
Schedule I, Emum. 25 Nov 1850, p. 206
484 11484 R. G. McFarling age 37 Tanner b. PA [Est. birth year
Sarah " 34 b. NY
[Est. birth year c1816]
James D. " 13 b. OH
[Est. birth year c1837]
Lucy F. " 11 b. IL
Josephine " 8 b. "
Mary Burtlow 18 b. VA [Est.
birth year c1832
Note: (1) This surname matches very closely. Birth year matches 1832.
Believe Mary, wife of Alpheus Eggleston, is this Mary who was listed in
household of R. G. McFarling.
Note: (2) McFarling is Scottish (poss. Orig. Irish) surname. Recall 1880
census above in which our Mary’s father is listed born in Scotland.
Note: (3) Possibility: Was Mary the oldest child of R. G. McFarling and
Sarah? Was she a step-daughter of R. G. McFarling and daughter of Sarah by a
first marriage to a Burtelow? Sarah would have been est. age 17 born c1816
when Mary was est. born. Time frame could make Mary an oldest child and
married - hence the surname "Burtlow" [Burtelow]
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Division No. 2, Jackson Twp., Henry Co., IA
Emum. 21 Nov 1850
1439 14394 Richard Burtelow age 21 Farmer b. VA [Est. birth
year c 1829]
Mary " 16 b. IN
[Est. birth year c1834]
Thomas A. " 4/12 b. IA
Note: (1) This surname matches very closely. This Mary within 2 years of
birth year of Mary, wife of Alpheus Eggleston. Also recall Mary, wife of
Alpheus, listed as born Indiana in 1870 census.
Note: (2) Richard Burtelow born in Virginia.
Note: (3) What happened to baby Thomas Burtelow?
*** Possibility: If this is Mary, wife of Alpheus, she was a Burtelow by a
first marriage at a very young age and not by birth. Did she leave Richard
Burtelow between 1850 and 1851 and move into the R. G. McFarland household,
then marry Alpheus Eggleston in 1851? Was this Richard Burtelow a close
relative of Mary?
*** Possibility: WPA Project lists Mary (Beutelon) Eggleston as buried in
Jackson Cemetery. Note Richard and young wife Mary listed in Jackson Twp.,
Henry Co. in 1850 census. Since Alpheus’ wife Mary was not buried in Maple
Hill Cem. In Osceola, Clarke Co. IA, could this explain why? Is Thomas A.
Burtelow buried at young age in Jackson? Or is there a Jackson Twp. in
Clarke Co. also?
Thank you and sincerely,
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I'm looking for the parents of Ersula Gray who was married to John Cullison
in Logan County, Ohio, about 1820. They had 4 Children, John, William, Hiram
and Lucinda. John Sr. died in 1850, but I have no date of death for Ersula.
She may have traveled west with her children. In 1849 many of the family are
shown in Henry Co., IA .