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trying to locate any information on Samuel Wheaton family who came to Wayne County from Michigan in 1863 -1868,
need 1870 census and 1880 census,any Wheaton marriages
1863 to 1880.
Samuel had 2 daughters: alice and Verna,sons I know of were Joel and Edwin,if you have either of the census mentioned above please help.
I received this yesterday and opted not to open it. I
scanned it and YES it has a virus. Please be warned in case
you get it from anyone. I am sending this to my entire
address book on the chance that I know that sometimes these
things can forward themselves automatically
>From: "Dana Brier"<brier(a)nauticom.net>
>Subject: PA Chart2
>Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 18:07:32 -0400
>Hi! How are you?
>I send you this file in order to have your advice
>See you later. Thanks
><< PAChart2.xls.pif >>
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I just ran across the bio Verna May wrote in June 2000 about H.B. Kirby, b. 1829.
Who is researching the Kirbys?
The sister of H.B., Luticia Jane Kirby (the bio says Leticia), is my ancestor. His father, Archibald Kirby, I had for many years born just "on a plantation" in Virginia, but the bio's reference to Halifax Co. is consistent with my understanding. His mother, Mary Ann Sedwick, was born in Maryland. I have a photo of a man who is supposed to be Archibald.
I have lots on the Sedwicks, just not enough on the Kirby line -- will be glad to share,
James L. Berry, attorney at law, Humeston, Iowa, commenced his practice in that town, February, 1876. He was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1837, and is a son of John and Mary G. (Leida) Berry, the former a leading agriculturist of that county. James Berry received his education at Cannonsburg, in his native county, finishing it at Jefferson College. August 13, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Infantry, and was made Sergeant of his company. He served in the famous Second Corps, under Generals Couch and Hancock, participating in the engagements at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, etc. He was mustered out with his regiment March 31, 1865, and received his final discharge June 5 following, at Braddocksfield, Pennsylvania. On returning to civil life in 1865, Mr. Berry removed to Cedar County, Iowa, and engaged in farming. Seven years later he commenced the study of law with Sheehan and McCarn, of Anamos!
a, Jones County, and was admitted to the bar in 1873. He then removed to Elk Falls, Kansas, where he opened an office and commenced the practice of his profession. Two years in that State were sufficient, and after a visit to the scenes of his childhood he returned to Iowa and located at Humeston, where he has since resided. In 1876 Mr. Berry was married to Miss Laura M. Berry. Five children have been sent to gladden their home-Mary M., Lena L., Harry L., Flora A. and Lula. Mr. Berry is a member of Wayne Post, No. 137, G.A.R.; Chappaqua Lodge, No. 121, I.O.O.F,; Fidelity Lodge, No. 228, F.&A.M., and Humeston Lodge, No. 61, K. of P.
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties P-463
Interstate Publishing Co
I am trying to find the parents of Caroline V Corder b. Oh abt 1844. Both parents were born in Va. On 01 Sep 1862, Appanoose Co, Ia she married Stephen Arnold Douglas Fenton.
Does any of this jive with the Caroline or her parents that you referred to in the 1850 census?
Appreciate any help.
TIA and Re,
Dear list members,
As of today, I have nearly completed creating pages with brief history of
some early Primitive Baptist churches, and
surnames of members which we can prove, in about forty (40) counties in
Iowa, as links to our main website. We have extensive information of
this kind on our website for Illinois counties.
I wish the information was more complete for Iowa, but we have given the
surnames of members that we have. It is the best we can do unless we can
locate more of the missing church records or association minutes. Maybe
someone out there can help us. The surnames we have given serve as an
index to our database which includes full names, and in some cases we
have obituaries, etc. If you wish to take a look at our whole website,
Or, if you wish to go the Iowa page only, or directly, replace the
pbl.html at the end of the URL with
We welcome you to write on our guestbooks, and let us know if you think
some of your family were members of this church.
The Primitive Baptist Library
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Looking for family information on Demetrius Ypsalanti BATES. He was born Feb 22, 1828 in Wayne Co., Ia. Parents possibly were Charles BATES of Wayne Co and Mary CROUCH of Wayne Co. He married Fannie HATFIELD in Portage, Ohio. Children were: John, May (or Mary), Bruce, Lafyette, Eva and Wayne.
I have some info on daughter Elizabeth, including child, Marriages,Spouses. Pension, date of death. Email me direct. Will require snail mail for interesting pension records. I still need her obit.
No, I'm sorry I don't know much about Winnie. Worden's sister, Rosa, was my great grandmother. What information I have on Worden and Winnie and the Kelleys is on my site, though, if you would like to check it out. There is also a picture of Winnie there. Here is the address:angelfire.com/mo/famtrlimbs/kelly.htmlI do appreciate the info you passed along about the burial sites. Wish I had more to offer you. Feel free to email me if you find I can be of any other help.
Winnie Kelly is buried in the New York Cemetary in Wayne County, Iowa, with Worden. Her daughter, Flossie Blevins and her husband, Clyde, are buried there also. Her granddaughter, Mildred Egbert and 2 of Mildred's children (James David, Jr and Teresa Diane) are also buried in the New York Cemetary.
Do you have the names of Winnie's siblings? My grandmother, Kate (Sherod) Powell, was her sister and I know there was a sister named Bertha who married a Wolfinger, but I do not know much about the other two. Was there a sister named Jessie? The brother's name may have been Roy or Ray, but I am not sure.
By the way, I am married to Mildred's widower, James.
In case their are some new folks on line, I want to again mention my
interest in locating the parents and ancestors of WILLIAM DILLON who was
born in 1822 in OHio. William married Elizabeth (?) about 1844. In the
1850 Monroe County, Green Township, OH census, William and Elizabeth (?)
Dillon had 3 sons: Abraham age 6, Henry age 4 and John age 3.
About 1853 William and family moved to Decatur County, IA. They gave part
of their farm for the Union Cemetery in Decatur County. We think the farm
was actually located in Wayne County, IA.
Henry Dillon, (Son of William and Elizabeth) married Emmaline Dillon who was
the daughter of Ebinezer and Clarinda (Estell) Galpin. The Galpin farm was
quite near to the William Dillon Farm. Abraham Dillon (brother to Henry and
son of William) married Jane Galpin who was a sister of Emmaline.
Henry Dillon continued to live in the area for a short while then moved his
family to Caldwell County, MO. Abraham Dillon lived in the area for the
rest of his life. He and his wife Jane raised their family who also
continued to live in the area.
We think that William DILLON, the father, died about 1875 as he does not
appear in the 1880 census. We hope that his obituary might contain
information on his parents and ancestors in order for us to trace them. Is
there anyone out there researching these families? Thank you for your
San Carlos, California
was there ever a grade school called Doggett on the east border of Wayne County or west border of Appanoose County??
A second cousin of mine mentions in a letter written in 1975 that she attended the old Doggett school and Osco Smith was her teacher. This would have been around 1907>. No one in Appanoose County knows of it. I'm hoping someone in Wayne does. C.D.Smith
Thomas J. Ratcliffe, farmer and stock-raiser, section 1, Benton Township, was born near Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, February 13, 1829, his father, Jesse Ratcliffe, being a native of North Carolina, now deceased. Our subject settled in Indiana with his father in a very early day, when that state was mostly inhabited by Indians and wild animals. He and his father removed to Van Buren County, Ohio in the year 1852, and in 1853 our subject came to Wayne County, Iowa. Here he settled on wild land which he had entered from the Government, and began the cultivation of his farm, which now contains 207 acres of well improved land. Mr. Ratcliffe was united in marriage, February 5, 1853, to Jane A. Boswell, a daughter of P. G. Boswell, who is now deceased. They have nine children - Maurice G., Edward R., Mary E., C. Archie, Jesse, William, Emma, Lloyd and Peachie. Maurice married Alice McMain, and has one child - Floyd. He is now living at Cambria ; Edward, who resides near Cor!
ydon, married Luella Stroud, and has one child - Jerome. Mary E. married John C. Shipley, of near Allerton, and has three children - Daisy B., Jane A. and Laura M. Mr. Ratcliffe is one of the respected citizens of Benton Township, which he has served faithfully as road supervisor for fourteen years.
Biographical And Historical Record
Of Wayne And Appanoose Counties Iowa
Inter-State Publishing Company
113 Adams Street
Chicago 1886 page 420-421
Dear List Members:
I probably should have sent this message sooner, but I wanted to know a
little more what I was talking about and how it was going to work before
I just jumped in.
As you may or may not know the Gen Connect Boards at Rootsweb.com have
been merged with the Ancestry.com message boards. I have updated the
Wayne County index page to give you access to these boards. You may
search a name by using the search engine, Surname, by category or just
scan through all the messages, etc. The only difference is now you will
have to secure a login name and password to post a message. You do not
have to become a member of Ancestry.com to use these boards. They are
If you are a member of Ancestry.com, you may use that login and password
to obtain access to post a message. We will still post the Wayne County
biographies as in the past and a message will come through on the Wayne
Mailing List for all new posts.
I see several advantages with the new boards and I hope you will like
using them as well. Please let me know if you have any problems so I may
help you resolve them.
I also received the following message from another list, which may
affect some of you so I am passing it along to those searching in Wayne
Since my own hubby, and a 1st cousin, served in Viet Nam ... both
home . . . certain things catch my eye and I thought that possibly
in the family may have had a loved one who also did a tour in Viet Nam.
Sadly . . . not all of those that went over came back home, or were ever
returned in any capacity. Recently there was a cache of U.S. dog tags
were found being sold at a flea market.
.. Please pass this on to other lists.
Coordinator Wayne County
Alone we can do little, together we can accomplish much.
No name of Newspaper or date on clipping.
Phillip Lathrop was born in Litchfield, Conn., and died at Lineville, IA, on
Saturday Jan. 13th, 1894, aged 74 years 11 months and 2 days. He emigrated
to Northern Iowa in 1850, from there to Cleopetra, Mercer Co., Mo., in 1869,
where he resided until about a year ago when he moved with his family to
Lineville. He was twice married, his first wife living but a few years, the
only surviving issue of the marriage being Mrs. G. W. Wheeler, of this place.
The second wife who survives him was Miss Heleln Francesca to who he was
married before coming to Iowa, by whom three children were born to him, all
of whom are now living, Mrs. T. B. Elson and Minnie Lathrop of this place,
and Mr. C. P. Lathrop of Clio. The cause of his death was pneumonia
resulting from an attack of la grippe.
Mr. Lathrop was an honest upright man highly esteemed by all who knew him
and being a man of more than ordinary intelligence and education he wielded a
potent influence in the community in which he lived, always for what he
conceived to be the right. In public matters he was outspoken and firm in
expressing his views, but the honesty and sincerity of his purpose always
compelled respect. He was an affectionate husband, kind indulgent father,
and a sociable generous neighbor. His funeral, which occured on Monday
afternoon was largely attended, many of his friends and neighbors from the
vicinity of Cleopatra being here to pay their last tribute of respect to
their departed friend and neighbor. The services were conducted at the M. E.
Church by Rev. Thornbrue who delivered an affecting and appropriate
discourse, after which the remains were interred at Evergreen Cemetry.
copied by Carmelita Abrams, a gg grandaughter.
Jul 6, 2001
looking for any of the following Calors; Nancy A--Mary E--Sidney C--Naomi--Annie--Francis (only male). all born in Iowa 1850 to 1867--father
Daniel Calor (chalor,Kaylor) stepson John Battrell--also marriage of Jane Archer to a man named Ross--all resided in Wayne Coounty
need any information on John Ratliff who married Martha J Brock on March 11, 1866 at the home of Jessie Ratliff--also lookng for any information on Emily or Florence Niday, step children of Daniel Calor, residing in Benton Township, Wayne Co, in 1870--
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