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Looking for the Willey/Bruce Families in Marion co,Iowa. George Elhannan
Willey was a preacher in Knoxville.Wife was Sarah Bruce Willey.
George Willey b. 1854 in Ohio
Sarah Bruce b. 1859 in Iowa
Children: Alpha b.1881,Zella,Ray and Faye Twins,Loyd or Bord?,
Anything would be helpful.Thanks.
The GREGORY CEMETERY, a pioneer cemetery located in Clay Township, Marion County, Iowa is in the process of being restored. It is .10 acres located in Sec 24-Twp 75-Rng 18 Clay Township. The brush and trees have been cleared from this small burial ground. So far 9 slotted bases for the flat sandstone markers have been found. Three markers have been recovered as follows:
Hunter, Joseph b: 19 Jul 1864, d: 22 Aug 1864
Gregory, Sarah d: 2 Jan 1848, 5y, 8d.
Rouze, Charles d: 5 Dec 1868, 8m, 6d.
Footstones as follows:
There is one broken stone that is only partially legible.
died December ?????
Does anyone have information about possible burials here?? Any discussion??
Margaret Gee - Marion County, Iowa
I am seeking to identify any individuals/families who came to Marion Co.,
Iowa, from Marion Co., Illinois, ca. 1850s, especially if they settled in
To date, I am aware of:
Powell HIMES, by 1850
Alpheus GIBSON, by 1850
Joel T. WALTON, sold land in Marion Co. Iowa (not sure yet which twp. nor
whether he ever actually lived in Iowa) in 1866
I am attempting to determine whether my John W. WALTON, who settled in Clay
Twp., Marion Co., Iowa in 1851 is related to the WALTON family of Marion
Co., Illinois. He moved to Harrison Co., MO in 1868. To date, I have been
unable to identify any relatives in either location (other than the
families of his wives, Susan KOONS, daughter of Jasper KOONS, and Amelia
Anna MORGAN, daughter of Solomon MORGAN).
Can't help you specifically but don't give up on this line of reasoning. I
have several ancestors who lived in a particular county and state that later
moved on to settle in yet another county and state where the county name was
the same. I thought it was just coincindence but later discovered that
several related families and neighbors all moved west together to settle
brand new lands and were responsible for naming the new county (and several
towns) after the county and towns they left behind. These family surnames I
am researching are common but their neighbors' and friends' were not so I
"adopted" these families and tracked their movements with the intent of
finding mine. In two cases I've been successful.
In a message dated 10/26/2000 7:54:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< I am seeking to identify any individuals/families who came to Marion Co.,
Iowa, from Marion Co., Illinois, ca. 1850s, >>
Am trying to find death date of Susan Elizabeth Nichols VAUGHN. wife of
John W. Vaughn.
I have a death date of 15 Aug 1867 and also one of 15 Aug 1861.
Would appreciate it if someone could clear this up for me. She is buried
in a Knoxville, IA cemetery.
Bev in Oregon
I have had good luck finding obituaries by going to my local public
library and ordering newspapers on microfilm through interlibrary loan.
I took a quick look on one of the internet library catalogs and found
that The Knoxville Journal is held by several libraries that do
interlibrary loan. There may also be other newspapers that were in
Knoxville at this same time. Since you know the date you can order a
film that contains this date range.
You probably have pretty good odds of finding on obituary and maybe
other information about your family in the newspaper. They can be
really fun to read through and find out what else was going on in that
community at that time. For many of my family members I have found
other articles about their participation in the local church or school
that were in newspapers.
Your local library will probably have a small charge to handle the
ordering and mailing of the microfilm--it is really worth it!
> Subject: [IAMARION] DERRY
> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 06:45:45 EDT
> From: MDMama2841(a)aol.com
> To: IAMARION-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Hello --
> This is my first time to post to this list. I just learned that a > > > JACOB DERRY is buried in Marion County, Iowa in the Greenwood Cemetery > in the town of Knxv (?). His birth date is listed as 31 July 1815 and > death date as 6 Sep 1899.
> Does anyone know of this person and/or which family he descends from? Is there anyway to obtain an obituary for him?
> Thanks so very much!
> Joan Derry
College of Education
University of Oregon
Eugene, Or 97403-1215
Phone: (541) 346-2328
You might try contacting
Marion Co Genealogical Society
PO Box 385 Knoxville, IA 50138
St Historical Soc of Iowa
Lib, Archives, and Museum
600 E Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319 0290
515 281 5111
402 Iowa Av
Iowa City IA 52240 1806
319 335 3916
This is my first time to post to this list. I just learned that a JACOB
DERRY is buried in Marion County, Iowa in the Greenwood Cemetery in the town
of Knxv (?). His birth date is listed as 31 July 1815 and death date as 6
Does anyone know of this person and/or which family he descends from? Is
there anyway to obtain an obituary for him?
Thanks so very much!