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I'm researching the following families who lived in Lucas Co., IA:
Jackson FORD, b.1833 VA, married, in Lucas Co, 1855:
Elizabeth SAVAGE, b. 1840 VA (Elizabeth's parents, Joshua and Rachel
SAVAGE, were born in Maine and lived in Warren Co, IL for several years.
They had the following children: Caldwell Francis, b. abt 1832 ME;
Hannah, b. abt 1834 ME, m. Lester J. PARMENTER 1850 IL; Abel H., b. 1838
ME, d. 1900 Lucas Co, IA; Obed, b. abt 1843 IL.)
Jackson & Elizabeth had the following children:
James B., b. 1856, m. Sarah BRAWDY 1882 Lucas Co
Amos, b. 1858
Abel Hale, b. 1860 Lucas Co, m. Martha Delila ROBERTS 1887, d. 1942
Custer Co, NE
Oscar Elsworth, b. abt 1867 Lucas Co
Della M. (Eva), b. 1871 Lucas Co, m. John T. MAY, lived in Hinkley, UT in
Annabell, b. 1872 Lucas Co, m. Roy MINOR, lived in Brisbee, AZ in 1920
Charles, b. 1875 Lucas Co, last known whereabouts: Cripple Creek, CO 1902
Abel Hale FORD married Martha Delila ROBERTS and promptly moved to
Nebraska. Martha's parents were William ROBERTS, b. 1835 IN, d. 1907
Warren Co, IA and Cynthia BILLINGS, b. 1839 IL, d. 1912 Warren Co. They
had the following children:
Mary, b. abt 1857
Eliza Jane, b. abt 1861
Sarah F., b. 1863
John F., b. abt 1864
Martha Delila, b. 1865
Malinda Elizabeth, b. abt 1867
Ida May, b. 1870, m. Charles PRIMM 1903
William T., b. abt 1872
Bert Calvin, b. 1878, d. 1943, buried in Chariton Cem.
Cynthia G., b. 1880
They also had several other children who didn't survive to adulthood.
I have information, not conclusive, on the parents of William ROBERTS and
Cynthia BILLINGS. I also believe that Cynthia had a brother named
Jeremiah whose descendants remained in Lucas Co, at least for quite some
Would love to make contact with others researching these ancestors to
share information and compare notes.
Monterey Co., CA