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I am looking for information on a David Martin, Rhoda J. (June) Bales
In the 1860 Census for Lucas County, in Liberty Township, I find David and
Rhoda with a daughter named Elizabeth A.
David also had 2 more children Matthew M. and Margaret J. Martin. I am think
that Elizabeth may have gone by Adaline and Matthew by Moses and Margaret by
David and Rhoda married May 24, 1857 and were divorced October 1868 and it
said that he had custody of the children. In David's pension papers it is
mentioned that Rhoda married a David Halferty and was living in Lucas County
In the 1880 Census for Lucas County I find a David Halferty and Rhoda J. with
a Moses M. Martin and Maggie M. Martin living with them.
David remarried to a Rachel Gaumer Feb. 4, 1869 and divorced her Feb. 6,
1873. He later married a Charity Keasling and had several more children.
He seemed to hang out in Lucas and Keokuk Counties most of the time.
Thanks for any help.
Looking for anyone who might know were I can get in touch with the members of
the Lonnie Morrison family that lived on Ashland Ave. in Chariton in the
Children of the family are: Lonnie Jr., Betty Lou, Sharon, Donnie, & Johnny.
The family let Roxie Rowe stay with them a couple of months in 1954, so she
could Graduate with her classmates at Chariton High. (Her parents had moved
If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate it.
Betty Sams Balzen