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Posted on: Wayne County Obituaries
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Surname: BETTIS, MCINTOSH, KINT, MOORE, BLAIR
Obituary for Enoch Bettis:
Enoch Bettis was born near Lewisburg, Kentucky on May 21, 1826. His boyhood
days were spent in Kentucky. At the age of 22 he was married to Julia Anna
McIntosh, who was 18 years old. For two years they lived in Kentucky, then
moved to Indiana, near Green Castle, Putnam County, living there for 7
years. Then moving to Iowa in the year 1857 settling near Warsaw, Wayne
County in a one room log house, using an old fashion fireplace, with a
sod chimney, doing his farming with an ox team, going 28 miles to the nearest
mill for their breadstuff.
They moved from Warsaw, in 1882 out on the prairie near Sewal, IA. They
lived then within 3/4 of a mile from where they settled on the prairie.
Mr. and Mrs. Bettis had been married 67 years. He was in his 90th year.
She is 4 years younger. On the 3rd of July he sowed 1 1/2 acres of millet
by hand in one hour. He has one among the finest gardens in the county,
putting it in and tending it all himself. To this union was born 12 children
8 boys and 4 girls raising them all to man and womanhood, all living except
one daughter. Those living are: Mrs. Geo. Kint of Allerton, Arthur Bettis,
living near Clio, John, Elza, Linnie and Henry live near Sewal; Mrs. J.
J. Moore living in Nebraska, Mrs. Geo. Blair living in Oklahoma, W. W.
Bettis living south of Allerton and Daniel who lives east of Allerton 4
miles. (Obituary submitted by LindaGurl1(a)aol.com)
Posted on: Wayne Co. Ia Query Forum
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Surname: Booth, Bishop
William Booth born 5 Oct 1829 in Hebbardsville, Athens County, Ohio died
3 Jan 1897 in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa married Esther "Hetty" Bishop
in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio and moved to Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa.
Dear List Members:
Just to let you know, I have uploaded a new interesting page on Wayne
County's Website submitted by Pauline Williams of Humeston, Wayne
County, Iowa. It is an autograph book dated in the late 1890's that
belonged to Caroline Greenlee-Helt from the Lewisburg/Humeston/Cambria
area. I recognize several Wayne County Surnames contained in this book
that might be of interest to some of you. Pauline says she has
information on several area ancestors from this area she would be
willing to share.
I am also, slowly but surely, adding more and more to the Wayne County
Civil War Veterans page, thanks to my cousin, John Gunter. Don't give
up on me John,
it's been a rough and busy winter.
As I transcribe the Biographical Records, I note there are many more men
from Wayne County who served in this war that need to be recognized for
the sacrifices they made. If you have a family member you would like
added, please email the info to me.
As always, I wish you all the best of luck in the search of your
Coordinator Wayne County
Alone we can do little, together we can accomplish much.
My ancestors kind of went back and forth between the following counties:
Wayne, Decatur Co. in IA; and Mercer, Grundy, and Harrison Co. MO.
Moore, Juett/Jewett, Kindred, Lathrop, Wheeler, Hooker, Browning, Petty, and
Carmelita (Cox) Abrams
Searching for Bills and Stout in Wayne Co., IA; other surnames in Appanoose Co., Lucas Co., Davis, Co. (IA) and Putnam Co., MO.
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Posted on: Wayne County Biographies
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Surname: HARNDEN, EDWARDS
John L. B. Harnden, residing on section 21, Warren Township, Wayne County,
was born in the west part of the State of Pennsylvania, in 1842, where
he was reared. He is a son of Adolphus and Elizabeth Harnden, who came
to Wayne County in the fall of 1870, the father dying here in the spring
following his arrival. The mother is still living in this county with her
children. Our subject has followed agricultural pursuits all his life with
the exception of three years spent in the service of his country. He enlisted
October 7, 1861, in the Ninteenth United States Infantry, his first battle
being at Shiloh. He was in General Buel's command in the Shiloh campaign;
participated in that battle on the second day. He then went in pursuit
of General Bragg to Perryville, Kentucky, and from there to Nashville.
He was wounded in the right leg at the battle of Murfreesboro, December
31, 1862, from the effects of which he has never recovered. He was then
confined in the Marine Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio, for fourteen months.
He rejoined his regiment at Chattanooga in the spring of 1864, and took
part in the Atlanta campaign, commencing with Buzzard's Roost, Resaca and
New Hope Church. He was wounded a second time at the battle of New Hope
Church receiving a gunshot wound in his left leg. After rejoing his regiment
at Atlanta he was sent to Lookout Mountain, receiving his discharge October
7, 1864, just three years from the date of his enlistment. He then returned
to Pennsylvania, and in May 1865, came to Iowa, locating in Linn County.
In 1866 he removed to Jefferson County, Iowa, where he was married in the
spring of the same year to Miss M. J. Edwards, who was born in Pennsylvania,
she coming to Iowa with her parents, William H. and Margaret Edwards, when
a child, both of whom died in Wayne County. Mr. and Mrs. Harnden have ten
children-Mary Elizabeth, Grant, Albert, Edward, Maggie, John, Elmer, Estella,
Etta and Jesse. Mr. Harnden came with his family to Wayne County, Iowa,
in 1870, settling on his present farm, and commenced improving the same,
his residence being on the northeast quarter of the section. He bought
this land, from Dr. Green, of Jefferson County, who had entered the land.
The farm, which contains 240 acres, is now under fine cultivation, and
his residence and farm buildings are in good condition. He has about two
acres of orchard, and has a fine maple grove of about two acres, the seed
of this grove being planted by him in 1872 just south of his residence.
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties P-345
Interstate Publishing Co.
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Surname: Rutledge, Gibbs
Dorothy can't remember if I replied to you or not. But Lafe and and Mary
Rutledge were my g grandparents too. MY grandmother was Sallie Gibbs and
I have lots of info and pictures of the family. I have pictur of Lafe and
mary on my wall as well as the children in a group picture. Were you one
of the children's daughter or granddaughter, or other?
I am researching:
Charles, James and John Ellis who moved to Lineville about 1870.
Family of Levi Moore and surnames associated with them.
Family of William Wasson and associated surnames.
Jack and Elaine Newkirk
11301 Lightfoot Trail #3
Amarillo, Texas 79108-6862
I have not been very active on these lines lately, but just in case
someone may have a connection, here goes:
My Dad, Samuel Jones b. 1893 Wayne co. IA, m Malinda Dwyier
gfather, Sanford Jones b. 1857 VA (WV) d 1916 Seymour, Wayne co. IA
m. Barbara Ellen Evans b. 1861 WI d. 1926 Seymour, IA
ggfather, William Jones b. 1825 WV, d. 1877 Seymour, Wayne co.
m. Sarah Park b. 1827 VA (WV) d. 1897 Seymour, IA
ggfather John Evans b. 1833 PA d. 1915 Seymour, IA
m Rachel Blankley b. 1829 PA d. 1916 Seymour, IA
gggfather David Jones (1793-1881) was in 1880 census of Wayne co. IA
m. Phebe Masters b 1793 d. 1866 VA (WV)
From these ancesters I have an interest in Tennant, Byard, Burton,
Ammons, Shepherd, Darrah, PARK, Gump, and MASTERS, all of Wayne co. IA.
One more fact. I have nearly 200 cousins etc. buried in Seymour,
Promise City, Corydon and other Wayne co. cemeteries.
If you think you might have a connection, drop me a note
Oh yes, I could sure use a few pictures or statistics.
Researching HANSON, DICKEY, ROE, NEAL, HANCOCK, GEORGE, ROBERTS, MASON
and MORRIS to name a few.
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Lee, Thomas buried Wayne Co. 1870, Charles Lee buried Wayne Co. 1881
Lucretia Lee married Peter Sigler - Wayne Co 1857 (that is some of the time
frame of the families) It seems like they moved from Greencastle, Putnam Co.
IN. to Wayne Co. IA. then some onto Mills & Pottawattamie Co.
Surnames are: Lee, Turner, Wilson, Tucker, Fuqua, Sigler, McCorkle, Nickle,
I have a Margaret Reddick from Wapello CO IA who married Al Robinson in 1859
They had son Ambrose in Indiana where apperantly Al died. Is he connected to
In a message dated 3/19/01 6:50:29 PM Central Standard Time,
<< I am researching BRYAN, HALFHILL, SYFERD, AMIS, SEARS, LARREW, ROBINSON,
WILSON. Any help would be much appreciated and I have lots of info to
I'm researching the Lane, Hughes and Mace families. I'm actually planning a
trip to Iowa this summer(I still have family in the Des Moines area) and I
wondered if the archives in Wayne County are available for researchers.
Thanks for your help.
I had been in contact with Larry Allan until his death regarding the MORLAN,
JONES and DAVIS lines. Unfortunately, I never made it back to Iowa a 2nd
time to copy his information. I understand there is a JONES reunion every
year in Wayne County but have never received an invitation (hint hint!!!)
Here is what I know. Does anyone know a local researcher in Wayne County?
Descendants of William Jones
1 William Jones 1796 - 1872
. +Abigail Davis 1799 - 1870
........ 2 Louisa Jane Jones 1824 - 1904
............ +William Morlan 1819 -
Descendants of William Morlan
1 William Morlan 1819 -
. +Louisa Jane Jones 1824 - 1904
........ 2 Bluford Morlan Jr.
........ 2 Mary Abigal Morlan 1842 - 1880
............ +Theodore Adams
........ 2 Louisa Caroline Morlan 1845 -
........ 2 Seusinthy Ann Morlan 1849 - 1912
............ +Jasper Newton JAMES, Sr. 1846 - 1918
........ 2 William Marion Morlan 1851 - 1930
............ +Eveline Awalt 1851 - 1913
........ 2 Malindia Elizabeth Morlan 1853 -
............ +Jeff Connors
........ 2 Jonathan Henry Morlan 1856 -
........ 2 Martha Jane Morlan 1858 -
............ +Jack Connors
........ 2 Robert Lewis Morlan 1860 -
........ 2 Sarah Matilda Morlan 1862 -
............ +Bart Needham
........ 2 John Thomas Morlan 1865 - 1865
........ 2 Albert Morlan 1866 -
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