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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Julia WIGHT SNELL and her brother Jim
WIGHT which was taken at the Freeman Studio in Belvidere, IL. The photograph
appears to have been taken in the 1860's with Julia in her teens and her
brother likely in his 20's. In addition to their names, someone notes that
they are "Nana's brother and sister" and that Julia is the "Mother to Jo.
VANSICKLE" as well. Based on limited research I was able to gather the
following information regarding this family:
James WIGHT was b. 13 Jun 1833 in Delaware, NY to parents Samuel WIGHT (b.
24 Jun 1809 in Roxbury, NY) and Amelia JENKINS (b. 17 Sept 1814). James
died 28 Jun 1864 in Memphis, TN. His sister Julia Ellen WIGHT was b. 23 Apr
1852 in Belvidere, IL. They were 2 of 10 children born to this couple
including, James; John Aiken; Nathan Jenkins; Margaret; Gilbert Aiken; Emma
Jane; Maria; Mary Emiline; Julia Ellen; and Rhoda Melissa WIGHT all born
between 1833 and 1855. Julia married John SNELL on 29 Nov 1884 in Boone, IA
and she died in 1926 and is buried in the Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City,
Census records provide the following details:
1880 census of Boone, IA:
John H. SNELL, age 34, a Laborer, born IL, parents born IA
Julia E. SNELL, wife, age 28, Keeping House, born IL, parents born NY
Bernice H. SNELL, dau, age 6, born IA
Charles R. SNELL, son, age 4, born IA
Josie R. SNELL, dau, age 3, born IA
Maud SNELL, dau, age 3 months, born IA
1900 census of Sioux City, IA:
John H. SNELL, age 52, born Oct 1847, married 26 years, born PA, parents
born PA, a Roofer
Julia E. SNELL, wife, age 48, born Apr 1852, married 26 years, 6 children/5
living, born IL, parents born NY
Charles R. SNELL, son, age 24, born Oct 1875, born IA, a Soda Bottler
Josie B. SNELL, dau, age 22, born Jun 1877, born IA, a Box Maker
James G. SNELL, son, age 14, born Oct 1885, born IA, at School
Albert H. SNELL, son, age 11, born Sept 1888, born IA, at School
1910 census of Sioux, IA:
John H. SNELL, age 61
Julia E. SNELL, age 58
James SNELL, age 25
Bert SNELL, age 21
1920 census of Sioux City, IA:
Andrew MILLES, age 46, born NJ, parents born NJ/Scotland, a Lecturer
Bernie A. MILLES, wife, age 45, born IA, parents born VA/IL
John H. SNELL, father-in-law, age 70, born VA, parents born PA, a House
Julia E. SNELL, mother-in-law, age 68, born IL, parents born IL
I am hoping to locate someone from this WIGHT Family so that the photograph
can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family,
or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
Seeking information on the line of Sylvanus Kelley b. 1750, m. Ruth
Kniffen 1775 Putnam, NY, d. Delaware Co, NY 1830
Possible children were:
Sniffen Kelley 1781
Ephraim Kelley 1785
Jonathan Kelley 1786
Nathan Kelley 1788
Ruth Kelley 1790
Isaac Kelley 1801
Particularly interested in the offspring of these children. Jonathan
seems to be the only one with clearly defined children. Sylvanus has
young children listed on 1820 and 1830 Roxbury, Delaware Co census,
leading me to believe one or more of his sons and their families are
living with him at that time. Jonathan and his family listed separately.
Not much information on the offspring of the other sons.
Reason for interest is my gg grandfather was Sylvester C. Kelley b.
1815/16 in either Delaware or Otsego county. Sylvester could clearly
have come from the name Sylvanus.
Thanks for any info.
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