Jacob Lamb (1798-1847) and Elizabeth Adams (about 1799-about 1831)

Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Jacob Lamb was born October 15, 1798. He was the son of John Lamb (who served in the American Revolution) and Elizabeth Kiplinger. John’s parents came to America from Germany. Johann Konradt Lahm and his wife  Maria Catharina Creitz arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741. They were 22 and 23 years old, and had one child born in Germany. Elizabeth’s parents Phillip Kublinger and Apollonia Ein were born in Germany but I haven’t found arrival records.

Elizabeth Adams was born about 1799, probably in Ohio. Her parents are unknown.

Jacob and Elizabeth married on April 16, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio. They would have 8 children. (I found marriage records for Jacob Lamb in this book available through Google Books: Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the state of Ohio.)

On the 1820 US Census, Jacob was head of a household in Nottingham, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 3 in the household: 1 male under age 10; 1 male aged 16-25 (Jacob was 22); 1 female aged 16-25 (Elizabeth was about 19).

On the 1830 US Census, Jacob was head of a household in Moorefield, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 9 in the household: 3 males under age 5; 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 30-39 (Jacob was 32); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 20-29 (Elizabeth was 29). Elizabeth likely died in 1831.

Jacob married Mary Williams on February 2, 1832 in Harrison County, Ohio. They would have 5 children before Mary died in about 1839. (after the death of his mother, son Jacob was given over to Hiram James, who became his guardian.

On the 1840 US Census, Jacob was head of a household in Clay, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. There were 11 in the household: 1 male under age 5; 3 males aged 10-14; 2 males aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49; 1 female under age 5; 2 females aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14.

Jacob married Mary Ann Kail Barnhouse, who was widowed in 1840, and they had 2 children. Jacob died February 6, 1847 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. His will confirms the children.

The children of Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams:

John Lamb – John was born about 1820 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Jane James in about 1844. They had at least 3 children. The last record I have of him is the 1850 US Census when he lived in Clay, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Adams Lamb – Adams was born in January of 1821 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Margaret Parrish in about 1843 and they had 6 children. Adams is found a widower on the 1860 US Census, with a 2 month old daughter, so I wonder if Margaret died in childbirth. Adams married Lavina M. Ish, a widow with 4 children, around 1865. He died sometime after the 1910 US Census, when he’d been widowed.

Hannah Lamb – Hannah was born in about 1822 in Harrison County, Ohio. She married Hiram James in about 1845 and they had 4 children. They farmed in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and Bureau County, Illinois. She is last found on the 1885 Iowa State Census living in Marshalltown, Iowa, widowed and living with son Harry.

George B. Lamb – George was born about 1825 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Hester. They had at least 4 children, and buried 3 of them in 1854. George died September 5, 1858 in Allen County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Hiram Lamb – Hiram is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Lawrence Lamb – Lawrence was born in 1828 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Adaline Emma Wilkins on April 3, 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had 5 children. He died 1914.

Alexander Lamb – Alexander was born about 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died prior to his father’s will in February 1847.

Elizabeth Lamb  – Elizabeth was born about 1831 in Harrison County, Ohio. She died prior to her father’s will in February 1847.

The children of Jacob Lamb and Mary Williams:

Susannah Lamb – Susannah was born November 4, 1832. She married the widowed George Ross in about 1854. They had 2 children and farmed in Ohio. Sometime after the 1880 US Census, they moved to Laclede County, Missouri. She died September 15, 1895. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Lamb – Margaret was born on March 31, 1834. She married John Lawyer on December 10, 1854. They had 6 children and farmed in Ohio, Kansas and Iowa. She died on December 31, 1902. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Catherine Lamb – Catherine was born about 1836 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She is found on the 1850 US Census living with a Charles Lamb, his wife and children, in Manhattan, Lucas County, Ohio. I suspect he’s an uncle. She died at the age of 21 according to her brother Jacob’s biography linked below.

Jacob Lamb – Jacob was born September 7, 1837. He married Nancy Brown and they had 2 children. He married Mary M. Pierce on January 13, 1870 in Warren County, Iowa and they had 7 children. He died May 6, 1907. His Find A Grave memorial is here. A biography of Jacob Lamb found in a book available through Google Books helped me greatly in piecing together this family: A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Volume 1.

Mary Lamb – Mary was born about 1838 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married a Mr. Snodgrass according to her brother Jacob’s biography linked above. She died prior to her father’s will in February 1847.

The children of Jacob Lamb and Mary Ann Kail Barnhouse:

Lydia Lamb – Lydia was born in about 1843-1845, and she died in childhood, prior to her father’s will in February 1847.

Nancy Lamb – Nancy was born in 1847 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She died when she was about 20 years old.

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Isaac Short (1795-1858) and Susannah Combs (1798-1872)

Isaac Short and Susannah Combs are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Isaac Short was born in about 1794 in Virginia. He is thought to have been the son of Isaac Short and Dorcas.

Susannah Combs was born in about 1798 in Kentucky. Her parents are unknown.

Isaac and Susannah married around 1818.

On the 1820 US Census, Isaac was head of a household in Jefferson County, Indiana. There were 4 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Isaac was a newborn); 1 male aged 26-44 (Isaac was 26); 1 female under age 10 (an unknown daughter); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 22).

I found two land records for purchases Isaac made in Vermillion County, Indiana. On June 1, 1831 he purchased 80 acres. On March 18, 1837 he purchased 40 acres.

On the 1840 US Census, Isaac was head of a in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. There were 11 in the household: 2 males aged 5-9 (Elijah was 7 and Richard was 9); 1 male aged 10-14 (Amos was 11); 1 male aged 15-19 (Arthur was 12); 1 male aged 40-49 (Isaac was 46); 1 female under age 5 (Matilda was 4); 1 female aged 10-14 (Lydia was 6); 2 females aged 15-19 (Amassa was 13 and Dorcas was 17) ; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 30-39 (Susannah was 42); 1 female aged 60-69. The ages don’t match up perfectly, but it’s close.

On the 1850 US Census, Isaac was 55 and Susannah was 52. They lived in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana with 9 of their children: Isaac, age 30; Arthur, age 22; Richard, age 19; Amassa, age 23; Eliza, age 17; Matilda, age 14; Reuben, age 10; John, age 3; Susannah, age 1.

Isaac died September 8, 1858 in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana.

On the 1860 US Census, Susannah was 63 and lived in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana with son Reuben (Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather), his wife Sarah, and their daughter. Susannah’s daughter Susannah, age 11, was also in the home, along with a Nancy Lewis, age 60.

On the 1870 US Census, Susannah was 72 and lived in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana with son Elijah, his wife and their children. Also in the home is Nancy Lewis, age 69. Since Nancy lived with Susannah in 1860 and 1870, I wonder if they aren’t sisters. This could help me figure out who Susannah’s parents are.

Susannah died October 12, 1872 in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana.

The children of Isaac Short and Susannah Combs:

Isaac Short – Isaac was born January 1, 1820 in Hamilton, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Taylor in 1846 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had 2 children. Elizabeth died in 1849, and Isaac married Mary Ann Kessler Harmon on December 7, 1851 in Vigo County, Indiana. They had 7 children. Isaac served in the Civil War with Company F, 126th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. He died April 1, 1882 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Dorcas Short – Dorcas was born in 1823 in Clermont, Ohio. She didn’t marry. She died in October of 1850 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

Amassa Short – Amassa was born February 1, 1827 in Hamilton, Ohio. She married John Smith on December 24, 1852 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He had been widowed and had at least 4 children from his first marriage. Amassa and John had 2 daughters. John died in 1880. Amassa married Bayless Rutherford on August 29, 1889 in Vermillion County, Indiana. She died November 10, 1911 in Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Amos Short – Amos was born in 1828 in Ohio. He married Mary Ann Laswell on July 29, 1849 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had at least one child. Amos’ sister Lydia was living with him on the 1850 US Census. I have no record of him after that census.

Arthur E. Short – Arthur was born in Clermont, Ohio in 1829. I have no record of him after the 1850 US Census.

Richard Short – Richard was born in May 1830 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He married Malinda Blakesley on October 28, 1856 in Vermillion County, Indiana. (Malinda’s sister Sarah married Richard’s brother Reuben. Richard is a widower living with his brother Reuben on the 1900 US Census.) They had a son. Richard died August 7, 1906 in Danville, Vermillion County, Indiana.

Martha Short – Martha was born about 1831 in Vermillion County, Indiana. I don’t find her listed with the family on the 1850 US Census, so she died prior to that, or was married.

Elijah Short – Elijah was born October 5, 1832 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He married Genette Gosnell on December 9, 1858 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had 6 children. He died March 2, 1918 in Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana.

Lydia Ann Short – Lydia was born in 1834 in Vermillion County, Indiana. She is found living with her brother Amos on the 1850 US Census. She’s hard to figure out. I think she married Isaac Johnson on January 27, 1853 in Vermillion County, Indiana. I can’t find them on a census together. I think she married the widowed James Elliott Haddon after 1872. I found them on the 1880 US Census. I don’t think Lydia had children. She died in 1904 in Sullivan County, Indiana.

Matilda Short – Matilda was born in 1836 in Vermillion County, Indiana. She didn’t marry. She is found living with her sister Amassa on the 1860 and 1870 US Census. It’s possible that she had a son named Charley Beebe in about 1867, because he is listed under her name on the 1870 US Census. She died in 1874. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Reuben Levi Short – Reuben is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

John Short – John was born in 1847. He is found on the 1860 US Census living with his brother Isaac, his wife and children. I don’t have record of him after that.

Susannah Short – Susannah was born in 1849. She married Wells Miller on May 31, 1866 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He had served in the Civil War. (Susannah collected a pension based on his service after his death in 1894.) I found Susannah and Wells on the 1880 US Census, with no children, living in Prairie, Edgar County, Illinois. I can’t find them after that.

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Joshua Samuel Burkhead (1813-1876) and Rachel Gray (1817-1893)

Joshua Samuel Burkhead and Rachel Gray are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents, on the Perkins side.

Joshua Samuel Burkhead was born February 17, 1813. He was the son of Thomas Burkhead and Rachel Gorsuch. See their Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Rachel Gray was born March 28, 1817. She was the daughter of John Gray and Sarah Vertis. See their Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Joshua and Rachel married on November 20, 1834 in Guernsey County, Ohio.

On the 1850 US Census, Joshua was 36 and Rachel was 33. They lived in Salem, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had 5 children: Sarah, age 14; Mary, age 12; John, age 7; Benjamin, age 4; Thomas, age 2.

On September 6, 1850 the Selected Federal Census Non-population Schedule recorded Joshua as having: 30 improved acres of land; 30 unimproved acres of land; $500 cash value of farm; $20 value of farm implements and machinery; 2 horses; 4 milk cows; 7 other cattle; 15 sheep; 10 swine; $207 value of live stock; 150 bushels of wheat; 300 bushels of indian corn.

The family moved to Iowa after their youngest child, Rosa, was born in 1862.

On the 1870 US Census, Joshua was 56 and Rachel was 52. They lived in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa. They had 7 children at home: Wesley, age 26; Benjamin, age 23; Thomas, age 21; Frances, age 19; Jane, age 13; Lenora, age 11; Rosa, age 8. Also living in the home was Thomas Davis, age 23, a farm laborer.

On August 18, 1870 the Selected Federal Census Non-population Schedule recorded Joshua as having: 200 improved acres; 20 woodland acres; $7000 value of farm; $150 value of farm implements and machinery; 8 horses; 7 milk cows; 2 other cattle; 75 sheep; 15 swine; $1650 value of live stock; 350 bushels of spring wheat; 1200 bushels of Indian corn; 200 bushels of oats; 252 pounds of wool; 100 bushels Irish potatoes; 350 pounds of butter; 10 tons of hay; 25 gallons of molasses; $200 value of animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter; $1310 estimated value of all farm production including betterments and additions to stock.

Joshua died on February 28, 1876 in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here. All of his children listed below, except for son William Harrison Burkhead, who was deceased, were listed in his will.

On the 1880 US Census, Rachel was widowed and 63. She lived in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa with daughter Rosa, age 18.

On the 1885 Iowa State Census, Rachel was 66 and lived in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa with married daughter Rosa, age 23 and her husband Thomas Keller and their child. In the slot for Rachel’s occupation, it says “works some.”

Rachel died on December 9, 1893 in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Joshua Samuel Burkhead and Rachel Gray:

Sarah Laura Burkhead – Sarah was Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Mary Burkhead – Mary was born April 22, 1838 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She married Leonard D. Hamilton January 1, 1861 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had 6 children. She died September 13, 1922 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Harrison Burkhead – William was born July 2, 1841 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died August 22, 1842 in Guernsey County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Wesley Burkhead – John was born in 1843. He fought in the Civil War. He married Viola Wiley on March 5, 1871 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 6 children. He died April 23, 1930. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Benjamin Smith Burkhead – Benjamin was born November 22, 1845 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Jane Weidner on November 30, 1871 in Page County, Iowa. They had at least 3 children. He died February 3, 1911. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas C. Burkhead – Thomas was born August 24, 1848. He married Caroline M. Lotts in 1875. They had 7 children. He died June 14, 1908. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Frances Malena Burkhead – Frances was born March 7, 1851. She married Francis M. Hutchins on September 19, 1871 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 8 children and farmed in Nebraska. She died April 13, 1906. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sophia Jane Burkhead – Sophia was born August 16, 1856 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She married Thomas J. Perkins on December 31, 1874 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 9 children. She died on May 12, 1937 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Rachel Lenora Burkhead – Rachel was born January 31, 1859 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married Samuel Higgins on August 13, 1874 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 8 children. She died sometime after the 1930 US Census when she lived in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa with son Joshua. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Rosa Belle Burkhead – Rosa was born November 4, 1861 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married Thomas Tipton Keller on November 14, 1883 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 6 children. She died July 8, 1957 in Prole, Warren County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Silas Blakesley (1813-after 1876) and Sally Edwards (1815-about 1850)

Silas Blakesley and Sally Edwards are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Silas Blakesley was born about 1813 in Franklin, Ohio. He is the son of Obediah Blakesley II and Adah Hart.

Sally Edwards was born about 1815 in Indiana. Her parents are unknown.

Silas and Sally married on February 16, 1837 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

On the 1840 US Census, Silas was head of a household in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. There were 4 in the household: 1 male aged 20-29; 2 females under age 5; 1 female aged 20-29.

Sally died prior to November 5, 1850 when the family was enumerated on the census, but after Mary’s birth in 1847.

On the 1850 US Census, Silas was widowed and 35 years old. Children in the home were: Malinda, age 13; Sarah, age 11; Albert, age 7; John, age 5; Mary, age 3. Silas was farming in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana.

Silas married Mary Pearman Denton on December 11, 1853 in Edgar County, Illinois. Mary had 7 children from her first marriage.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Prairie, Edgar County, Illinois. Silas was 47 and Mary was 41. Children in the home were: William, age ; and Mary’s children Jonas Denton, age 21; John Denton, age 18; Samuel Denton, age 16; Thomas Denton, age 14; Sarah Denton, age 12; Elizabeth Denton, age 11; Mary Denton, age 9. Silas’ children with Sally Edwards were scattered. Oldest daughter Malinda had married, and her brother John lived with her. Daughter Sarah, Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother, was married too. Son Albert was living nearby with Silas’ brother Seth. I suspect daughter Mary had died.

Mary died in 1869.

On the 1870 US Census, Silas was 56 and had been widowed a second time. He lived with son William, age 11, in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana.

Silas married Martha Ellen Bacon on March 22, 1873 in Vermillion County, Indiana. Silas was 60 and Martha was 24. Martha had a daughter in 1869 (and hadn’t been married.) In 1870 she appears on the census with her daughter, living next door to Silas and working as the family’s servant. I don’t find record of her daughter after that.

Silas and Martha had a son, Louis Blakesley, in 1872. They had a daughter, Olive Blakesley, in 1876.

Silas is assumed to have died in about 1878. Martha remarried in 1880 to Daniel Humerickhouse.

The children of Silas Blakesley and Sally Edwards:

Malinda Blakesley – Malinda was born in 1837 She married Richard Short (brother of Reuben Short who married her sister Sarah) on October 28, 1856 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had a son and it is said that she died in about 1876.

Sarah Blakesley – Sarah is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Albert Blakesley – Albert was born in 1843 in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. He served in the Civil War with the 54th Illinois Infantry. He married Mary Conley. They farmed in Iowa and had two children. I don’t find him after the 1870 US Census.

John Blakesley – John was born in 1845 in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. He appears on the 1860 US Census living with sister Malinda. He served in the Civil War with the 54th Illinois Infantry. I can’t find record of him after that.

Mary Blakesley – Mary was born in 1847 in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. The only record I have of her is on the 1850 US Census.

The children of Silas Blakesley and Mary Pearman Denton:

William Jasper Blakesley – William was born May 23, 1859 in Edgar County, Illinois. He married Margretta Ann Blakesley (daughter of Amos Blakesley and Grizella Guston) on January 15, 1881 in Ringgold County, Iowa. They had 5 children. He died March 17, 1912 in Lyon, Decatur County, Kansas. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Silas Blakesley and Martha Ellen Bacon:

Lewis Ellsworth Blakesley – Lewis was born April 14, 1873 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He married Bertha May Koch Thornton in June 1919 in Vigo County, Indiana. He died September 4, 1946 in Bruilletts Creek, Edgar County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Olive Blakesley – Olive was born in July, 1876 in Indiana. She married Hugh Raupe, a real estate agent, in 1895 and they had 4 sons. They lived in Oklahoma and the last record I have of Olive is on the 1930 US Census when she was a widow.

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Reuben Levi Short (1840-1906) and Sarah Blakesley (1839-1908)

Reuben Levi Short and Sarah Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circle for Reuben Levi Short at Ancestry.com.

Reuben Levi Short was born December 5, 1840 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He is the son of Isaac Short and Susannah Combs. Reuben is found living with them on the 1850 US Census in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana.

Sarah Blakesley was born May 22, 1839 in Indiana. She was the daughter of Seth Blakesley and Sarah Edwards.

Reuben and Sarah were married in about 1856 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

On the 1860 US Census, Reuben was 20 and Sarah was 21. They lived in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. They had a daughter, Melissa, age 3. Also in the home was Reuben’s mother Susannah, age 60; Rueben’s sister Susannah, age 11; and an unknown Nancy Louis, age 60. Nancy lives with Susannah on the 1870 US Census also, so I wonder if they were sisters.

Reuben enlisted to serve in the Civil War on August 11, 1862 in Indiana. He was in Company D, 85th Indiana Infantry. He was discharged June 12, 1865 near Washington DC.

On the 1870 US Census, the family was in Helt, Vermillion County, Indiana. Reuben was 29 and Sarah was 30. They had 3 children at home: Laura J, age 10; Albert, age 8; and Malinda, age 2.

On the 1880 US Census, the family had relocated to Brouilletts, Edgar County, Illinois. Reuben was 39 and Sarah was 41. Children at home were: Laura, age 19; Albert, age 18; Lizzy, age 11; and Emma, age 8.

On the 1900 US Census, the family was back in Vermillion County, Indiana, in Elwood. Reuben was 59 and Sarah was 60. Reuben’s brother Robert, age 70, lived with them. They reported having been married 40 years and having 4 children, so it is possible that Reuben had a wife before Sarah and that Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother Melissa is from that marriage.

Reuben was admitted to the US Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Danville, Vermillion County, Indiana on July 30, 1903. He died there of pulmonary tuberculosis on August 7, 1906. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah died of pulmonary tuberculosis also, on March 27, 1908 in Wayne, Henry County, Indiana.

The children of Reuben Levi Short and Sarah Blakesley:

Melissa Short – Melissa is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

(Note: There’s a problem with birth dates for the following two children. Death certificates for Laura and Albert have them born 3 months apart in 1862. On the two census reportings when they were children, they are 1 and 2 years apart and Laura is older. Albert’s birth year appears consistently in documents as 1862, except the 1900 US Census, which says March 1861. Laura’s birth year varies from 1860-1861-1862-1864-1865. The 1900 US Census says January 1862. I suspect Laura was born in 1860 and Albert in 1862. Then there’s a break in births because Reuben was serving in the Civil War.)

Laura J. Short – Laura was born January 2, 1860 in Scottland, Edgar County, Illinois. She married Basil Thomas on February 26, 1886 in Douglas County, Illinois. They had 4 children. He died in 1910 and Laura married Joshua Kight.  She died January 22, 1931 in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.

Albert Short – Albert was born in March 2, 1862 in Hillsdale, Vermillion County, Indiana. He married Francis Conley on December 10, 1881 in Ringgold County, Iowa. They had a son, and she died. He married Maggie Ladd on January 24, 1889 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had no children. He died November 12, 1946 in St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Malinda Lizzy Short – Malinda was born in about 1869 or 1870. The only records I have for her is the 1870 US Census, where she is “Malinda L.” and the 1880 US Census where she is “Lizzy.”

Rosie Emma Short – Rosie was born in 1871. She married James Shanks in 1889. He was a laborer for the railroad and in the automobile industry. They had 8 children. She appears in Quaker meeting minutes for Vermillion County, Indiana. She died in 1962. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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James Rogers Ruby (1791-1845) and Susannah Jane Baysinger (1799-1864)

James Rogers Ruby and Susanna Jane Baysinger are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for James and Susannah, plus both of James’ parents.

James Rogers Ruby was born February 2, 1791 in Kentucky. He was the son of Asa Ruby and Jane Rogers. His Great Grandfather Peter Ruby was born in Switzerland and arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738.

Susannah Jane Baysinger was born March 26, 1799 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Johan Peter Baysinger and Barbara Schneider. Johan was born in Germany and arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770 on the boat Minerva. Susannah’s parents were married in Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on October 14, 1771. Some believe that she too was born in Germany, and arrived in America on the same boat. In about 1796 the family moved to Rockingham County, Virginia.

James and Susannah were married March 8, 1815 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.brec

On the 1820 US Census, James Ruby was head of a household in Stephens Port, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. There were 5 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (Asa was 2, James was a newborn); 1 male aged 26-44 (James was 29); 1 female under age 10 (Margaret was 3); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 21).

On the 1830 US Census, James Ruby was head of a household in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. There were 9 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (Valentine was 4 and John was 5); 2 males aged 5-9 (Bonerges was 8 and James was 10); 1 male aged 10-14 (Asa was 12); 1 male aged 30-39 (James was 39); 1 female under age 5 (Barbara was 1); 1 female aged 10-14 (Margaret was 13); 1 female aged 30-39 (Susannah was 31).

Shortly after this census, the family moved to Illinois. James bought 76.32 acres of land in Edgar County, Illinois on September 20, 1838.

On the 1840 US Census, James Ruby was head of a household in Edgar County, Illinois. There were 10 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Addison was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (Milburn was 4); 1 male aged 10-14 (Valentine was 14); 2 males aged 15-19 (John was 15 and Bonerges was 18); 2 males aged 20-29 (James was 20 and Asa was 22); 1 male aged 40-49 (James was 49); 1 female aged 10-14 (Barbara was 11); 1 female aged 40-49 (Susannah was 41).

We know James died between 1840 and 1850. There’s a Find A Grave memorial is here that says James died on August 29, 1845 and is buried in Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana. I don’t have record of him living there, but some of his children were married there in the 1840s. Edgar County, Illinois and Vermillion County, Indiana are close together, about 25 miles apart.

On the 1850 US Census, widowed Susannah was 55 years old. The family lived in District 19, Edgar County, Illinois. Children at home were: Jonathan, age 16; Addison, age 10; Lezetta, age 8. Sons Bonerges, Asa and Valentine lived nearby.

The family, with the exception of son Milburn’s family moved to Ringgold County, Iowa in 1856.

On the 1860 US Census, Susannah was 63 and lived with son Jonathan, age 34, and his wife and children in Washington, Ringgold County, Iowa. Sons Asa, James, Bonerges, Valentine, and Addison lived nearby. Married daughters Elizabeth and Margaret were nearby too.

Susannah died on September 1, 1864 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 12 children of James Rogers Ruby and Susannah Jane Baysinger:

Margaret A. Ruby – Margaret was born in 1817 in Kentucky. She married Daniel Hardin on August 13, 1838 in Edgar County, Illinois. She married James Benson on January 8, 1840 in Vigo County, Indiana. They had at least 4 children. She married Miles Conley on October 21, 1855 in Edgar County, Illinois. She died on October 11, 1899 in Washington, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Asa Ruby – Asa was born July 18, 1818 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. He married Anna Conley on December 21, 1841 in Edgar County, Illinois. They had at least 10 children. After moving to Iowa with his mother and most of his siblings, he settled in Lyon County, Kansas. He died December 18, 1897 in Hartford, Lyon County, Kansas. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Henry Ruby – James was born May 16, 1820. He married Cynthia Ann Conley on December 24, 1840 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had 10 children. After 1880, his wife died and he married an unknown woman. Then he married a third time, to Dorcas J. Askren, on December 17, 1891 in Ringgold County, Iowa. They moved to Allen County, Kansas. He died December 12, 1912. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bonerges Franklin Ruby – Bonerges was Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

John Baysinger Ruby – John was born January 2, 1825 in Kentucky. He married Rachel Harvey on June 14, 1847. They had at least 6 children. He died November 6, 1868. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Valentine Gilbert Ruby – Valentine was born December 19, 1826 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. He married Harriet Conley on January 26, 1847 in Vermillion County, Indiana. They had 10 children. He served in the Civil War with the 46th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry. Harriet died in 1890. Valentine married Eliza Ann Baysinger Burt. He died September 6, 1895 in Ringgold County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Barbara Ann Elizabeth Ruby – Barbara was born January 3, 1829 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. She married Chauncey B. Blakesley on November 27, 1847 in Vermillion County, Indiana. She was his second wife. They had 9 children. She died May 4, 1900 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jane Ruby – Jane was born about 1832 and died at age 2.

Milburn Jonathan Ruby – Milburn was born November 27, 1836 in Illinois. He married Louisa Jane Wilson on July 24, 1853 in Edgar, Illinois. They had at least 5 children. He served in the Civil War with the 7th Regiment of the Illinois Infantry. The family moved to Vermillion County, Indiana after the war. Louisa died in 1897. Milburn married Hannah Riley in 1904. He died March 23, 1916. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Solomon Ruby – Solomon was born in about 1837 and died at birth.

Addison Sparks Ruby – Addison was born December 20, 1839 in Edgar County, Illinois. He married Hortensa B. Whitcomb in about 1860. They had at least 5 children. He married Harriet Belinda Stahl in 1876. They had 6 children. He died in 1936 in Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lizzetta S. Baysinger Ruby – Lizzetta was born April 24, 1841 in Edgar County, Illinois. She married Littleton T. Reynolds on July 30, 1857 in Ringgold County, Iowa. They had at least 4 children. She married Thomas H. Brott in about 1868. They had at least 5 children. She died November 8, 1908 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Bonerges Franklin Ruby (1822-1898) and Mary Polly Blakesley (1823-approx. 1855)

Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary “Polly” Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

First, let’s talk about that name. Bonerges is probably a misspelling of the name Boanerges, which appears once in the Bible, when Jesus gives it as a nickname to James and John, sons of Zebedee. It is Greek and pronounced “v AW n ee r y eh s” which you can listen to here.

Todd’s mom Marilyn is in the Bonerges Franklin Ruby DNA circle at Ancestry.com.

Bonerges Franklin Ruby was born on April 8, 1822 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky. He is the son of James Rogers Ruby and Susannah Jane Baysinger. (Todd’s mom Marilyn in in the DNA circles for both James and Susannah, too.) See his parents Find A Grave memorials here and here. Read about them here.

Mary “Polly” Blakesley was born around 1823. Her parents are unknown.

Bonerges married Lovina Rogers on April 5, 1843 in Edgar County, Illinois.

He married Mary “Polly” Blakesley on August 29, 1847 in Edgar County, Illinois.

On the 1850 US Census, Bonerges was 28 and Polly was 27. They were farming in Edgar County, Illinois and it is indicated and Polly couldn’t read or write. Children in the home were: Sarah, age 6; and James, age 2 months.

Between 1850 and 1860, they had a 3rd child, Bartholomew, in 1855; Polly died; and the family moved to Iowa.

On the 1860 US Census, Bonerges was 38 and widowed for a 2nd time. The family lived in Washington, Ringgold County, Iowa. Children in the home were: Sarah, age 16; James, age 11; Amos, age 8; Bartholomew, age 5.

On the 1860 Selected Federal Census Non-population Schedule taken July 17, 1860 in Washington, Ringgold County, Iowa, Bonerges listed: 30 improved acres; 50 unimproved acres; $400 cash value of farm; $10 value of implements and machinery; 2 milk cows; 4 working oxen; 6 other cattle; 14 swine; $90 value of livestock; 150 bushels of Indian corn; 6 tons of hay; 20 pounds of honey; $16 value of animals slaughtered.

Bonerges married his third wife, Elizabeth Blakesley, in 1860.

Bonerges enlisted to serve in the Civil War in July of 1863, when he was 42. He served in Company D of the Iowa 8th Cavalry Regiment. He mustered out in Macon, Georgia in August of 1865.

On the 1870 US Census, Bonerges was 48 and Elizabeth was 29. The family lived in Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa. Children at home were: Amos, age 18; Bartholomew, age 16; Chauncey, age 9; Ida, age 6; William, age 4; and Albert, age 1 month. They valued their farm at $1000 and their personal property at $800. It’s noted that Elizabeth can’t read or write.

On the 1880 US Census, the family was again in Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa. Bonerges was 58 and Elizabeth was 38. Children at home were: Chauncey, age 18; William, age 14; Albert, age 12; Norman, age 8; Charles, age 7; Otis, age 3. It is indicated that Elizabeth is “maimed, crippled or bedridden.” It’s also noted that Bonerges can’t write and the Elizabeth can’t read or write. Elizabeth died soon after.

Bonerges married a 4th time, to Louvina Ellen Jackson on January 30, 1882 in Ringgold County, Iowa. They had 3 children.

They are found on the 1885 Iowa Census living in Jefferson, Ringgold County. Bonerges was 63 and Louvina was 37. Children in the home were: Charlie E., age 12; Albert S., age 15; Branford, age 9; Wary B., age 2; Oscar L., age 0.

Bonerges died on April 13, 1898 in Knowlton, Ringgold County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Lovina Rogers:

Sarah Ellen Ruby – Sarah was born in 1842 in Indiana. She married Benjamin Miller. They had at least 7 children. She died on June 1, 1898. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary Blakesley:

James Addison Ruby – James is Todd’s 2x Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Amos Fiss Ruby – Amos was born May 31, 1852. He married Serena A. Conley in about 1875. They had 11 children. He died March 28, 1922. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bartholomew Ruby – Bartholomew was born in 1854. He married Viola E. Work. He worked as a farmer and carpenter and they had 6 children. He died on August 3, 1937. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Elizabeth Blakesley:

Chauncey Buel Ruby – Chauncey was born in 1861 in Iowa. He married Mary Rolling (who was born in England) in about 1887 and they had 6 children. After Mary died, he married Eldora Lee Meredith Lowry in about 1911. They had 2 children. Chauncey died in 1936. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ida May Ruby – Ida was born in 1863 in Iowa. She married Michael Baysinger in about 1878 in Iowa, and they had 6 children. He’d been widowed and had at least 3 children with his first wife. They lived in Iowa, and Oklahoma. They had their last child in 1895, and on the 1900 US Census they are living alone and Ida said she’d had 6 children, none of whom were living. She married a 2nd time, groom unknown. Then she married Lyman Goodrich, a carpenter,  in about 1903. In 1910 she was living in New Mexico with Lyman, 3 of his children from a previous marriage, and the son she’d had with Lyman. Living next door was two of her children from her first marriage. By 1920 Ida and Lyman were living in Colorado with no children. She died in 1939. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Reed Ruby – William was born in 1866. He married Emma C. Fries in about 1888. They had 5 children, 1 of which died as an infant. The family farmed in Kansas. William died on October 15, 1907 and he is buried in Iowa. His widow stayed in Kansas, didn’t remarry, and died in 1947. She’s buried with him in Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Albert S. Ruby – Albert was born in 1870. He married Cora in 1900. They farmed in Kansas and had 3 children. He died in 1927. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Norman Ruby – Norman was born about 1872. The only record of him I have is on the 1880 US Census.

Charles E. Ruby – Charles was born in 1873 in Iowa. He married Edith Malone in about 1906. They farmed in Kansas and had 4 children. The last record I have of them is the 1940 US Census when they lived in Monticello, Johnson County, Kansas.

Otis Branford Ruby – Otis was born on December 9, 1876. He served in the Philippine Insurrection after the Spanish-American War. He married Carrie H. Fitzgerald in 1906 and they had 7 children. He was a laborer on the railroad. He died July 3, 1942. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Louvina Ellen Jackson:

Mary Isabel Ruby – Mary was born in 1882. On the 1900-1940 US Census, Mary was living in the Iowa Institute for Feeble Minded Children. She died in 1944. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Oscar Lewis Ruby – Oscar was born October 14, 1884 in Ringgold County, Iowa. He married Magdalene, last name unknown, in 1907. He married Mary Elizabeth Hampton, who had a daughter from her first marriage. They had a daughter together. Oscar worked as an upholsterer. He died October 25, 1971 in Butler County, Ohio.

Rosetta Ruby – Rosetta was born in November of 1890. She married Levi Sherman Jackson on October 14, 1908 in Ringgold County, Iowa. They had 4 children and divorced. She married Charles Cummins on May 31, 1923 in Jackson County, Missouri. She died March 25, 1986 in Allen County, Kansas.

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Daniel Reece Perkins (1797-1866) and Rachel Herring (1806-1829)

Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circle for Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring.

Daniel Reece Perkins was born on April 22, 1797 in Livingston County, Kentucky. He was the son of Solomon Perkins and Elizabeth Miller. You can read about the family in a biography of Daniel’s brother Isaac and from another researcher of Daniel Reece Perkins here.

Rachel Herring was born in Kentucky in about 1806. She is the daughter of Isaac Herring and Unity Cannon. Isaac was a Baptist minister. Unity was born in Ireland. You can see Rachel’s parents’ Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Daniel and Rachel were married in about 1819 based on the birth of their first child, and probably in Franklin, Illinois. They had 6 children, including Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather Edward Perkins, and Rachel died in about 1828.

Daniel married Evelena Jones shortly after Rachel’s death, and they had 12 children.

On the 1830 US Census, Daniel was head of a household in Tazewell, Illinois. There were 7 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (Jacob was 3 and Daniel was 5); 2 males aged 5-9 (Edward was 8 and Isaac was 9); 1 male aged 10-14 (Solomon was 10); 1 male aged 30-39 (Daniel was 33); 1 female aged 20-29 (Evelena was 21).

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel was head of a household in Ward 2, Warren County, Illinois. There were 11 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Joel was 5); 2 males age 5-9 (Charles was 6 and James was 9); 2 males age 10-14 (John was 10 and Jacob was 13); 1 male age 15-19 (Daniel was 15); 1 male age 20-29 (Isaac was 19); 1 male age 40-49 (Daniel was 43); 2 females under age 5 (Elizabeth was 1 and Mary was 4); 1 female aged 30-39 (Evelena was 31).

On the 1850 US Census, Daniel was 51 and Evelena was 41. They lived in Polk County, Iowa with their children: Charles, age 17; Joel, age 15; Mary, age 14; Elizabeth, age 10; Oliver, age 8; Zadock, age 7; Amanda, age 5; Neal, age 2.

Evelena died on March 4, 1851 in Warren County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Daniel married Frances Sharp on October 11, 1851 in Polk County, Iowa.

On the 1853 Iowa Census, Daniel is found in Greenfield, Warren County, Iowa. The family included 5 males, 4 females, 1 voter and 1 member of the militia.

On May 1, 1855 Daniel purchased 40 acres in Warren County, Iowa.

On the 1860 US Census, Daniel was 63 and Frances was 54. They lived in Greenfield, Warren County, Iowa. Their children in the home were: Oliver, age 18; Zadock, age 17; Amanda, age 15; Neal, age 13; Margaret, age 9.

Daniel died on November 30, 1866 in Prole, Warren County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring:

Solomon D. Perkins – Solomon was born in 1821 in Illinois according to his 1864 Civil War Draft Registration. He married Mary Ann Randall on November 29, 1837. He married Mary Lieurance on October 23, 1841 in Warren County, Iowa. They had at 12 children. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Isaac Herring Perkins – Isaac was born in 1823 in Illinois according to his 1864 Civil War Draft Registration. He married Eliza Ann Holeman. The marriage record says they were married March 2, 1862 in Warren County, Illinois. If he was married only once, to Eliza Ann Holeman, then the marriage year is about 20 years off. They had 9 children. He died after 1880.

Edward Perkins – Edward is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Daniel Reece Perkins – Daniel was born December 19, 1825. Daniel married Mariah Lieurance on January 18, 1844 in Warren County, Illinois. They had 11 children. Daniel fought with the 34th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry in the Civil War. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jacob Perkins – Jacob was born in 1827 in Illinois. He married Permetia Carter on March 8, 1845 in Warren County, Illinois. They had a son, William Perkins, born in 1849. Jacob enlisted in the Army and served in the Mexican War.  Jacob died of cholera on June 23, 1851 in Warren County, Illinois.

The children of Daniel Reece Perkins and Evelena Jones:

John J. Perkins – John was born in 1829 in Illinois. He married Margaret Hedges on April 25, 1850 in Polk County, Iowa. They are found on the 1850 US Census living in Des Moines, Iowa. I don’t have record of them after that.

James H. Perkins – James was born in 1831 in Illinois. He married Mary Elizabeth Woody. They had a child in Iowa in 1851, moved to Oregon and had 4 more children, then moved to California and had another child. They divorced and his wife remarried in 1869. In 1870 he was living in California. He died there in June of 1879.

Charles W. Perkins – Charles was born in 1834 in Illinois. He married Elizabeth Hill on August 13, 1858 in Warren County, Iowa.

Joel Perkins – Joel was born in 1835 in Illinois. He married Amanda Brown on February 20, 1859 in Marion County, Iowa. They had 1 child. They moved to Oregon after 1910 and are found there on the 1920 US Census. Their daughter Mary lived there.

Mary Ann Perkins – Mary was born in 1836 in Illinois. She married William Hill on August 28, 1854 in Warren County, Iowa.  They had at least 4 sons. William died serving int he Civil War. She married George Snider on May 9, 1867 in Warren County, Iowa. He had served in the Civil War. She had 12 children in all, and only 6 were alive in 1900 as indicated on the census. She died in 1917. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Perkins – Elizabeth was born in 1839 in Illinois. She married Peter Black on June 15, 1855 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 14 children. She died May 10, 1905. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Oliver Harper Perkins – Oliver was born on January 20, 1841 in Illinois. He married Adaline Iowa Brown on April 20, 1862 in Marion County, Iowa. They had 9 children. Sometime after 1900 they moved from Kansas to Washington State where they are found on the 1910 US Census. Oliver died April 3, 1912 in Republic, Ferry County, Washington.

Zadock Casey Perkins – Zadock was born September 22, 1843 in Iowa. He served in the Civil War. He married Mary Lieurance on August 19, 1869 in Warren County, Iowa. They had 7 children. Zadock died September 10, 1906 in Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Amanda Perkins – Amanda was born on April 20, 1846. She married Samuel Spring on October 12, 1865 in Warren County, Iowa. They had at least 4 children. She died on January 21, 1897. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Neal Jonathan Perkins – Neal was born in December of 1847. He served in Company D of the Iowa 2nd Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War. He had lied about his age to enlist, and deserted a year later. He was caught after two days, found guilty and court-martialed, and restored to duty. (He was later granted a disability pension for his service.) He married Caroline Gilfillen on December 18, 1867 in Warren County, Iowa. They divorced in 1869. He married Anna Augustine on December 17, 1870 in Adair County, Iowa. They had 7 children. She died in 1913 and he married Frances L. Sedgewick on September 25, 1913 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. Less than a year later, Frances tried to get his pension based on abandonment, and he countered that she had abandoned him. They divorced. He died in May of 1916 in Rosedale, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Margaret Perkins – Margaret was born in December of 1850 in Iowa. She married John William Pugh on December 21, 1868 in Warren County, Iowa. They must have quickly divorced because he remarried 9 months later. She marred Peter Hookstra on December 28, 1871 in Polk County, Iowa. They must have divorced quickly because he was remarried and had a child in 1876. Margaret married Samuel Augustine on March 16, 1878 in Guthrie, Iowa. They had 6 children. They last record I have of her is the 1920 US Census when she lived in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas with husband Samuel. (On the 1900 US Census, Margaret said she was married twice, so it’s possible one of the marriages I have noted here was only a license that didn’t result in a marriage.)

 

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Hiram J. Lamb (1826-1902) and Sarah Laura Burkhead (1835-1926)

Hiram J. Lamb and Sarah Laura Burkhead are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Hiram J. Lamb was born May 16, 1826 in Ohio or Indiana. He is the son of Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams. Read about them here.

Sarah Laura Burkhead was born October 12, 1835 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Joshua Samuel Burkhead and Rachel Gray. Read about them here.

On the 1850 US Census, Hiram is found living in Clay, Tuscarawas County, Ohio with his sister Hannah Lamb James, her husband Hiram James, their children Elizabeth and Charles, and Hiram and Hannah’s half-siblings Jacob and Margaret. Also in Tuscarawas County is Hiram’s future wife, 14 year old Sarah Burkhead. She is found with her parents Joshua and Rachel Burkhead and her siblings.

Hiram and Sarah were married around 1854, probably is Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

On the 1860 US Census, Hiram was 36 and Sarah was 24. They lived in Rush, Tuscarawas County, Ohio with their 3 children: Rachel, age 5; Mary, age 3; Emmett, age 2 months.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa. Hiram was 45 and Sarah was 37. They had 5 children: Rachel, age 16; Mary, age 12; Emmett, age 10; Margaret, age 7; Thomas, age 1.

On the 1880 US Census, the family remained in Jefferson, Warren County, Iowa. Hiram was 55 and Sarah was 47. Two children were at home: Emmett, age 20, school teacher; and Thomas, age 11.

On the 1900 US Census, it gets weird. Hiram, age 74 and Sarah, age 64, are still in Warren County, Iowa. Sarah is listed as head of household and Hiram is listed as her brother. It says both are widowed, and that Sarah had no children. The birth month, year, and location are correct for both. At least two if not three of their 5 children were dead. Daughter Rachel lived in Minnesota and son Emmett lived in Cherokee County, Iowa.

Hiram died April 24, 1902 in Warren County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah married David Baker on January 4, 1904 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was 69 years old. I can’t find record of her after that.

Son Emmett died in 1918. Widowed daughter Rachel returned to Iowa from South Dakota, and married in Warren County, Iowa in 1923.

Sarah died in 1926 in Clarke County, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Hiram Lamb and Sarah Laura Burkhead:

Rachel Axia Lamb – Rachel was born August 4, 1854 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married Josiah Tuttle Burlingame in 1873. They had 8 children. She married Robert Ritchey on February 14, 1923 in Liberty Center, Iowa. She died July 27, 1937. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Alice Lamb – Mary is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Emmett Burkhead Lamb – Emmett was born March 11, 1860 in Warren County, Iowa. He married Linnie P. Anderson on November 7, 1882 in Warren County, Iowa. They had a daughter, Ina, and a son, Carroll. After Linnie died in 1894, Emmett married Margaret Jennie McGinnis on March 21, 1898. They had no children. Emmett was a school teacher and then a commercial seller of produce. He died May 27, 1918. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Lamb – Margaret was born about 1863 in Warren County, Iowa. The only record I have of her is on the 1870 US Census when she was 7.

Thomas Lamb – Thomas was born March 2, 1869. He married Lottie B. Patterson on February 24, 1891 in Warren County, Iowa. They had a daughter, Doris. He died September 2, 1894. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Michael Kinsel (1759-1850) and Nancy Lane (1774-1865)

Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for both Michael and Nancy.

Michael Kinsel was born in Virginia in 1759. His parents are unknown.

Nancy Lane was born in 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of William Lane and Nancy Allen. William Lane served in the American Revolution with the 10th Virginia Regiment. William participated in two Georgia Land Lotteries, which distributed Creek Indian lands to white settlers. He had 2 draws in the 1807 lottery and won one lot in Morgan County (at the time, Baldwin County). Lots were 202 acres. He participated in the 1827 lottery, earning two draws based on his service in the American Revolution. He drew land in Troup County and land in Lee County. He sold his Morgan County land to his son William Lane Jr.

Michael and Nancy married in 1789 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Fauquier County, Virginia isn’t available.

On the 1810 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (Martin was 1, William was 4, John was 13); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 51); 1 female under age 10 (Margaret was 7); 3 females age 10-15 (Nancy was 10, Polly was 14, and Elizabeth was 16); 1 female aged 26-44 (Nancy was 36).

On the 1820 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (Thomas was 6 and George was 8); 2 males aged 10-15 (Martin was 11 and William was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (John was 23); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 61); 1 female under age 10 (Catherine was 1); 3 females aged 10-15 (I believe the tally should have been in the 16-26 column because Margaret was 17, Nancy was 20, and Polly was 24); 1 female aged 45 and over (Nancy was 46).

On the 1830 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14 (Thomas was 16); 1 male aged 15-19 (George was 18); 1 male aged 60-69 (Michael was 71); 1 female aged 10-14 (Catherine was 11); 1 female aged 50-59 (Nancy was 56).

On the 1840 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Pike, Perry County, Ohio. There were 6 in the household: 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 male aged 80-89 (Michael was 81); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 60-69 (Nancy was 66).

Michael died September 5, 1850. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1850 US Census, widowed Nancy, age 76, lived in Madison, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Frances, her husband James Daymude, and their children.

On the 1860 US Census, Nancy was 86 and lived in Pike, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Harper and their child.

Nancy died in January of 1865. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane:

Elizabeth Kinsel – Elizabeth was born October 10, 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Thomas Harper on March 21, 1811. Thomas served in the War of 1812 and was a Baptist minister. They had 12 children. She died October 29, 1876 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. Her obituary says that she lost 2 sons and 4 grandsons in the Civil War. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary “Polly” Kinsel – Polly was born around 1795 or 1796 in Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Kinsel – John is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Frances “Nancy” Ann Kinsel – Nancy was born on February 17, 1800 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married James Fenton Daymude on January 9, 1827 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 3 children. She died on October 17, 1871 in Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Kinsel – Margaret was born in about 1803 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Francis Kirkpatrick on December 25, 1820 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She died around 1833. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Kinsel – William was born in 1806 in Virginia. He married Frances Lewis on December 29, 1829 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had one child. It is not known when he died, but Frances remarried in 1841. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martin Kinsel – Martin was born on May 9, 1809 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Ogg. They had 5 children. He died on July 5, 1887 in Vinton County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Washington Kinsel –  George was born on January 11, 1812 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Mary Johnson and they had 7 children. He died on June 6, 1901 in Edina, Knox County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Albert Kinsel – Thomas was born July 24, 1814 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Minerva Sykes. They had 13 chidren. He died on April 28, 1881 in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Catherine Ann Kinsel – Catherine was born September 27, 1819 in Virginia. She married Thomas Rush. They had 10 children. She died on August 20, 1885 in Clay County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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