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I noticed last week that at least one person subscribing to this list is
researching a Jenkins family from Mahaska County. I am interested in a
Jenkins family, too.
My ancestor, Nathaniel McClure, who was from Ohio, married in Mahaska
County in 1868, an Eliza Jenkins, the widow of William Jenkins. William
Jenkins' estate was in Mahaska County in 1865. I do not know what
Eliza's maiden name was. Eliza, the widow of William Jenkins, was
Nathaniel McClure's third wife. Nathaniel and Eliza appear in the 1870
and the 1880 census for Mahaska County. It seems that after 1880, they
left Mahaska County. I have found no death records for them in Mahaska
or neighboring counties, nor have I found tombstone records for them.
If they left Mahaska County, I do not know where they went. Perhaps a
member of the Jenkins family could tell me where Eliza, the former wife
of William Jenkins, and her later husband Nathaniel McClure died. Eliza
did have children when she was married to William Jenkins. I am not
sure of all of their names, but there may be Jenkins descendants whose
lines are from Eliza.
I have another known connection to a Jenkins family from Mahaska County,
perhaps the same family. In 1868, not only did my ancestor, Nathaniel
McClure, marry the widow Eliza Jenkins, but his son William E. McClure
married a Jenkins, too -- I have seen her name listed as Melissa and as
Mary M. Jenkins. So, father and son married women named Jenkins.
Maybe a Jenkins researcher knows where Nathaniel McClure and his wife,
formerly the widow of William Jenkins, resided after 1880.
Thank you. David Shaw
I had made a small note on Charles Williams in Mahaska Co, IA 1850
He lived next door to my Chester Wells in Mahaska Co in 1850 . Rita Wells
1850 Cen Mahaska Co, IA
n/d to Chester Wells
Charles H. William 29 CAN
Polly J. 19 NY
Harriet 5/12 IA
James Williams 19 CAN
John C. Williams 21 CAN
Thanks for the note Evaleen.
I don't see a connection but here is what I know of mine:
Hanita B. Williams est. date of birth ca 1839
married to Persis Coe b. 1839 IL prob. mar. in Mahaska Co, IA no fuirther
Patience Williams b. 1842 IN fa b. NC mo b. NY (1880 Cen Mahaska Co, IA
near Barnes City) mar. Newell Wells b. 1836 NY. ch: yes
I took a trip out to AZ and missed the roll call. However seeing all the
names reminded me of the History of Mahaska County Iowa Vol. I 1984. Many
of these names are mentioned in that book. Most have pictures and were
writen by someone in the Mahaska Co. area. I got some great contacts and
pictures from the book.
Dr. Wm L. Baran
Families: Silverthorns, McClures, Barr's, Carroll's, Flemings, Barnhill,
LaFollette. Would love to make contact with the Everman Family who wrote
the John Oliver Silverthorn piece.
From: Paula Miller [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 5:15 PM
Subject: [IaMahaska] Roll Call
I think a roll call is a good idea.
My names are:
WYMORE, DEMORY, SULSER, DIXON, MCMAINS
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Name I am researching in all three adjoining counties is: WESTFALL
Specifically, John and Rachel WESTFALL who died after the 1860 IA Census.
When did they die? Their son, Lorenzo Dow WESTFALL said they died in
Where are they buried? I have seen the tombstone of Eliza Ann (WESTFALL)
Barnes who is in the cemetery there. She died in Dec. 1856.
All information about John and Rachel is welcome.
I am trying to find a death date or whatever happened to Sarah Lappin who was
living with John and Eleanor PATTON LACEY in Oskaloosa in the 1880 census.
Sarah's parents were dead by that time and is listed with her aunt (her
mother's sister). In 1860 she was a teacher in Wapello Co., Iowa and in 1870
she was teaching in Mahaska Co., Iowa. Her brother, Mahlon, had gone to
Kansas. In 1850 she had a sister, Alice, born abt 1838 in Ohio. I have
never been able to find this sister either. Perhaps she died back in Ohio or
wed in Monroe Co., OH where the court house burned. Any help on this family
would be welcomed.
Sarah's parents are buried in the Friends Cemetery south of New Sharon
according to the WPA records.
Thought I'd get this in before the roll call stops. I'm researching De Reus
or Dereus, came from Zuid Holland in May 1850. Would really like to know
where Gretchen (Grietje) Bruggeman came from all I have is she came from
Holland. Much the same as everyone else who is doing Dutch research in Iowa.
:-> Gretchen married Arie De Reus (born 1859), also researching Vriezelaar,
Van Den Baard, Van Gorp or Gorp, and Vander Pol.
I would like to say that I agree with Lee, Diana and Mary. I was very hurt
receiving a notice that we were not to start a roll call without permission
but would let it continue and then receiving another stating that it must
stop. I am fairly new to "genealogy on the web" and I thought the lists were
to help people in their research, encouraging ideas, suggestions and
discussions. Unfortunately for me, it seems that is not the case.
I was born in Fairfield, Jefferson Co., IA and am now disabled and housebound
in Missouri at 45. Two years ago I developed a rare disease that strips the
coating around the nerves leaving my hands, lower legs and feet completely
numb. This is uncurable and 99% definite that it will become worse. After
recovering somewhat from the shock of having everything taken away from you,
I turned to my computer and genealogy this year for some kind of "normal"
life. Instead of typing 82 wpm, I now use the "hen pecking" method.
I am continuously searching mailing list archives hoping to find information
and even found a cousin from a message posted 2 yrs. ago. In my searches, I
also discovered that this list is very inactive with a total of 36 messages
posted from Jan. thru Oct. 2002. No activity is shown in the months of June,
August and September this year at all.
I mean no disrespect and I understand that an administrator's job is not a
"piece of cake" but the internet is my only source to information. If I were
physically able, I would try to obtain my information elsewhere so that the
list may stay quiet. At the end of Lee's message, I wonder what is meant by
the IAMAHASKA Mailing List question, "How long has it been since you posted
to the list? A "quiet" list will not help anyone!"
To the Person who has the surname Williams:
I have some Williams in Mahaska CO.
Gr Gr Grandfather, Lawrence Williams b: April 3, 1731, KY
Gr Grandfather: William Williams B. 1825 KY
Grandfather, Lawrence Williams D. 1918 In flu epidemic. Iowa.
Evaleen Flanders Hoeller JHOE432(a)AOL.COM
I also like the roll call. At least it has revived the list. It is the
least busy list I've every been on. I have already found people who are
researching the same names as mine. I have also sent replies to several
people with information they may not have.
The other lists to which I belong get "hung up" on certain subjects also but
they eventually dissipate on their own. I feel the people who are
participating are getting something worthwhile from the discussions.
I agree with Lee Jones' email. This list is so quiet sometimes I forget I
belong and am surprised by an email suddenly appearing. By the roll call
response, there are obviously plenty of members and it's good to rejuvenate
this list with a roll call once in a great while.
I didn't mind clicking open the roll call emails and seeing if there is a
name I recognize which may be directly or indirectly related to my family.
It only takes a few seconds.
Let's please end the roll call today. This is not what the list is for, and
why roll calls are not encouraged on the lists. They are rarely productive
and frequently get out of hand.
I will let it continue for the remainder of today (Sunday) if anyone wants
to do so, but let's bring it to an end after that. If you have specific
questions or are searching for specific information as it relates to Mahaska
County, then by all means see if someone can help you.
Please drop me a line off the list if you have any questions. I thank you
for your cooperation.
David E. Cann
Administrator of the Mahaska County, Iowa
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I must take exception to your email of Sunday, November 24, advising the discussion group members that they must "end the roll call today." Another line which has an unpleasant flavor is "I will let it continue....." I have labored under the obvious misconception that a discussion group such as this one is to encourage discussion, give and take on various points concerning Mahaska County, and an opportunity to learn more about where we live. Since people built Mahaska County, the discussion of various names, those of family or of people in Mahaska County, is the way to promote a good and profitable discussion. As far as I can determine, the group has been nearly comatose for quite a while, so if names are submitted for research and discussion, it can only serve to revive the group. Any well qualified researcher knows this. I am a member of two such groups, both on the minute discussion of the American Civil War. We post nearly 150 messages daily, and the give and tak!
e of the researchers is sharp, informative and most of all interesting. We go to great lengths in our research to be certain that our messages are sharp, informative, and most of all, accurate. If you make a mistake in this group, you'll receive messages of censor from all over the globe. We also have a moderator or administrator. This person is a highly qualified Ph.D., and he actively encourages ALL discussion. His theory is "there's no improper question, no such thing as a stupid or inappropriate question in this group."
My closing suggestion to you is to be a moderator, a contributor dedicated to getting the group discussions going. A would-be dictator of what people can discuss and cannot discuss has many parallels in our history. Not one of them ever lasted. No one would profit from the total demise of the group, which seems about to happen.