Eli Wardwell Robinson (1810-?) & Emily Hill (1820-?)

Eli Wardwell Robinson and Emily Hill are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Emma Matilda Robinson.

Eli Wardwell Robinson was born about 1810 in New York. His parents are unknown.

Emily Hill was born about 1820 in New York. Her parents are unknown.

Eli and Emily married November 30, 1839 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.

On the 1840 US Census, Eli was head of a household of 4 in Madison, Lake County, Ohio: 1 male aged 20-29 (Eli); 1 female under age 5 (Martha); 2 females aged 20-29 (Emily and unknown).

On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Madison, Lake County, Ohio. Eli was 50 and a blacksmith, Emily was 40, and they had 3 children at home: Martha, age 19; Homer, age 17; Emma, age 13.

On the 1860 Agriculture Schedule of the Census, Eli’s assets are listed as: 80 improved acres, 92 unimproved acres, cash value of farm $4000, value of farming implements and machinery, $40, 4 horses, 9 milk cows, 11 other cattle, 14 swine, value of livestock $300, 145 bushels of wheat, -, 100 bushels of Indian corn, 40 bushels of oats, 15 bushels of peas and beans, 25 bushels of Irish potatoes, 6 bushels of sweet potatoes, value of orchard products $75, value of produce of market gardens $75, 500 pounds of butter, 25 tons of hay, value of animals slaughtered $50

On the 1870 US Census, the family was in Boone, Dallas County, Iowa. Eli was 60 and a farmer, Emily was 50, and Homer was 27 and a farmer. They lived nextdoor to daughter Emma and her family with Andrew Watrous.

On the 1870 Agriculture Schedule of the Census, Eli’s assets are listed as: 80 improved acres, 10 wooded acres, -, cash value of farm $4500, cash value of farming implements and machinery $250, total wages paid for the year $45, 4 horses, 3 milk cows, 3 other cattle, 12 swine, value of livestock $750, 800 bushels of spring wheat, 2000 bushels Indian corn, 600 bushels of oats, 15 bushels Irish potatoes, 10 tons of hay, value of animals sold for slaughter $20, value of all farm produce $165.

It is not known when or where Eli or Emily died. Emily’s Find A Grave memorial is here and Eli’s is here.

The children of Eli Wardwell Robinson & Emily Hill:

Martha Antoinette Robinson – Martha was born July 13, 1840 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. She married Emery Samuel Warren on November 27, 1862 in Polk County, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa and had 9 children. According to her memorial on Find A Grave, she was a suffragette and close friend of Susan B. Anthony, and supported prohibition through her work with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was also the author of the book Shirt Tail Inn about her husband’s life. She died December 23, 1934 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Homer Stratton Robinson – Homer was born January 27, 1843 in Ohio. He married Luella Barnes, a dressmaker, on October 2, 1874 in Dallas County, Iowa. They had no children and lived in Iowa. He died April 25, 1919. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Emma Matilda Robinson – My 3x great grandmother Emma was born August 28, 1847 in Ohio. She married Andrew M. Watrous in about 1864 in Iowa. They had 5 children. Emma died February 19, 1916, probably in Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

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Andrew Mayfield Watrous (1805-1871) & Harriet Vandercook (1807->1850)

Andrew Mayfield Watrous is my 4x great grandparents, the father of my 3x great grandfather Andrew M. Watrous.

For now I am considering the mother of Andrew M. Watrous to be Harriet Vandercook. She is listed as the mother of Andrew Mayfield Watrous’ daughter Julia on a marriage record. On 1850 US Census, his wife was listed as Harriet. I think that Harriet died shortly after the Census, and he married a woman named Matilda. Matilda appears with him in 1860 and 1870, and in 1880 as his widow. I can’t find any marriage records for Andrew. Most online family trees list Andrew’s first wife as Hannah Vanderbrook, and it’s possible that Harriet Vandercook is actually Hannah Vanderbrook. But I haven’t found a record linking him to a wife named Hannah. Also, a check of the 1810 US Census in New York found 4 matches to names that could become Vandercook (VanderCook, Vanderkirk, Van Der Cock) but got no hits for Vanderbrook. It is possible that Andrew had a wife prior to Harriet/Hannah, because the one child linked to Harriet has 3 older siblings who could have a different mother. This is a work in progress …  and if you have information to share with me I would love to hear from you.

Andrew Mayfield Watrous 1805 in New York. He was a son of Phineas Watrous and Hannah Chadwick.

Harriet Vandercook was born about 1811 in New York. Her parents are unknown.

On the 1830 US Census, Andrew was head of a household of 6 in Lyons, Wayne County, New York: 1 male aged 20-29 (Andrew was 25); 2 females under age 5 (unknown, neither lives to 1840); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown, doesn’t live to 1840, and probably not their child due to mother’s age); 1 female aged 10-14 (unknown, not their child due to ages of parents); 1 female aged 20-29 (Harriet was 19).

In 1833, Andrew was counted on the Michigan State Census.

On October 15, 1835 Andrew purchased 40 acres in Detroit. On May 1, 1837 Andrew Michigan of Oakland County, Michigan purchased 40 acres of land in Detroit, Michigan. On September 4, 1838 he purchased 80 acres in Detroit.

On the 1840 US Census, Andrew was head of a household of 6 in Independence, Oakland County, Michigan: 1 male aged 5-9 (Phineas); 1 male aged 10-14 (unknown, wasn’t counted in 1830); 1 male aged 30-39 (Andrew was 35); 1 female under age 5 (unknown, doesn’t live to 1850); 1 female aged 5-9 (Hannah); 1 female aged 30-39 (Harriet was 29).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was in Orange, Delaware County, Ohio. Andrew was 46 and working as a shoemaker. Harriet was 39. They had 6 children: Hannah, age 15; Phineas, age 13; Andrew, age 9; Julia, age 6; Sarah, age 2; Martha, an infant.

On May 1, 1855 Andrew purchased 42 acres in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Sometime in here Harriet died, and Andrew married Matilda, last name unknown.

On the 1856 Iowa State Census, the family was in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Andrew was 51 and a physician, Matilda was 50, Phineas was 19, Andrew was 15, Julia was 11, Jane was 9, and Martha was 6.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Walnut, Dallas County, Iowa. Andrew was 55 and working as a physician. Matilda was 54. The children, all from Andrew’s first marriage: Julia, age 15; Andrew, age 20; Sarah, age 13; Martha, age 10. Julia, Sarah and Martha were attending school, and Andrew was a farmer.

In 1864, Andrew paid $5.52 on a Hotel in Boone and $2 for a horse car, and later that year paid another $4.17 tax on the hotel (valued at $10.)

On the 1870 US Census, Andrew and Matilda lived in Boone, Dallas County, Iowa. Andrew was 65 and farming. Matilda was 64. That is the last record I have for them.

The children of Andrew Mayfield Watrous & Harriet Vandercook:

Many online family trees list other children, and Census records show they may have  children that aren’t listed here. If you have information that links other children to this couple, please let me know!

Hannah Watrous – Hannah was born 1835 in Michigan. She married Roswell Winn by 1856 (his first wife died in 1851 and Hannah appears on the Iowa State Census as his wife in 1856.) They had a daughter in 1869, and Roswell died in 1870. Hannah married Samuel S. Christian on September 6, 1871 in Muscatine County, Iowa. They had a daughter in 1875. Hannah died in August of 1886. She was 51 years old.

Phineas Watrous – Phinneas was born 1837 in Michigan. He married Sarah Catherine Van Duesen. They farmed in Iowa and had at least 11 children. He died in 1886. He was 49 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Andrew M. Watrous – My 3x great grandfather Andrew was born October 14, 1841 in Ohio. He married Emma Matilda Robinson in about 1864 in Iowa. They had 5 children. Andrew died April 9, 1918 in Jackson County, Missouri. He was 76 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Julia Cecelia Watrous – Julia was born in about 1846 in Ohio. She married Joseph H. Delong in 1865. Joseph fought in the Civil War and they had 2 children. Joseph either died or they divorced, and Julia married James Chamberlain on September 26, 1871 in Dallas County, Iowa. (James’ first wife was Fidelia Watrous, unknown if related to Julia). James and Julia had 1 child. James died in January of 1885 in New Orleans, and Julia married Moses Jackman (a veteran of the Civil War) on July 28, 1885 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Moses died in 1907. Julia died October 18, 1940 in Linn, Marshall County, Iowa at the Iowa Soldiers Home. She was about 94 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Jennie Watrous – Sarah was born October 28, 1848 in Delaware County, Ohio. She married David Sisley in about 1868 and they had 6 children. David was a stagecoach driver for the Overland Stage Company. They lost 3 children in one day to diptheria in 1878. After David died in 1884, Sarah married John Thompson (born in England, a teamster) in 1886 and they had one child. Sarah died June 17, 1926 in Baker County, Oregon. She was 76 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Ellen Watrous – Martha was born about 1850 in Ohio. She married Henry E. Shepard in about 1870. Henry was a farmer, well digger, and prospector of coal and water. They had 10 children. She died prior to 1920 when her husband was listed as widowed and living with their son. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Andrew M. Watrous (1841-1918) and Emma Matilda Robinson (1847-1916)

Andrew M. Watrous & Emma Matilda Robinson are my 3X great grandparents. They are the parents of my 2x great grandfather Arthur Wardardt Watrous.

Andrew M. Watrous was born October 14, 1841 in Ohio. He was the son of Andrew Mayfield Watrous and Hannah Vanderbrook.

Emma Matilda Robinson was born August 28, 1847 in Ohio. She was the daughter of Eli Wardwell Robinson and Emily Elaina Hill. Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

On the 1850 US Census, Andrew was 9 years old and attending school. He lived in Orange, Delaware County, Ohio with his father Andrew, age 46, widowed, a shoemaker, and his siblings.

On the 1860 US Census, 20 year old Andrew lived in Walnut, Dallas County, Iowa. He was a farmer, He lived with father Andrew, age 55 and now a physician, and stepmother Matilda, age 54, and several siblings. Meanwhile. Emma was 13, and she lived in Madison, Lake County, Ohio with father Eli, age 50 and a blacksmith; mother Emily, age 40; and siblings.

Andrew & Emma married about 1864 in Iowa.

On the 1870 US Census, Andrew was 29 and working on a farm. Emma was 24, and had two children: Arthur, age 6; Alice, age 3. They lived next door to Emma’s parents in Boone, Dallas County, Iowa.

On the 1880 US Census, the family was in Knox, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Andrew was 36 and a well digger. Emma was 30. They had 4 children: Andrew, age 15; Alice, age 11; Grace, age 6; and Bertha, age 2. Alice and Grace were attending school.

On the 1885 Iowa State Census, the family was in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. Andrew was 45 and a well digger, Emma was 38, and all 5 of their children were in the home.

On the 1895 Iowa State Census, the family was in Griswold, Cass County, Iowa.

On the 1900 US Census, the family was in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. Andrew was 59 and a carriage blacksmith. Emma was 53. They had been married 38 years and had 5 children. Four of their children lived in their home: Grace, age 26 and a seamstress; Bertha, age 21 and a seamstress; Herbert, age 17 and an upholsterer; and their granddaughter, my great grandmother Lula May, age 12 and attending school.

Granddaughter Lula May went to Kansas City, where she married in 1907. Emma and Andrew separated, with Andrew along with his father Arthur going in Kansas City.

On the 1910 US Census, Emma was 62 and listed as divorced. She lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri with daughter Grace, age 35 and a seamstress in a garment factory; and son Herbert, age 26 and an electrician for the telephone company.

The 1913 St. Joseph City Directory notes that Emma moved to Grand Island, Nebraska. She went to be with daughter Grace who had married Ike Brigman. The rest of the family was in Kansas City by this time.

Andrew and Emma are buried together in Kansas City, Missouri, despite not living together after 1900. Emma died February 19, 1916, probably in Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Andrew died April 9, 1918 in Jackson County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Andrew M. Watrous & Emma Matilda Robinson:

Arthur Wardardt Watrous – My 2x great grandfather Arthur was born August 14, 1864 in Polk County, Iowa. He married Caroline “Carrie” E. Deutsch on March 4, 1886 in Atlantic, Iowa. They had 4 children. He divorced or separated from Carrie and married Phoebe Elizabeth Heiser in about 1895 according to their reporting on the 1910 US Census. (Phoebe was Carrie’s niece, the daughter of her sister Barbara. She died in 1920. Arthur married Elizabeth Bauman on February 14, 1921 in Jackson County, Missouri. Arthur died September 26, 1932 in an automobile accident in Kansas City, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.Read more about him here.

Alice Emma Watrous – Alice was born January 10, 1868 in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She married Charles E. Deutch on January 10, 1889 in Cass County, Iowa. (Charles was brother to her brother Arthur’s wife Carrie.) They had 6 children. She died February 22, 1937 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She was 69 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Grace Ethel Watrous – Grace was born in 1873 in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She married Isaac “Ike” Brigman on April 28, 1912 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was found with him on the 1920 US Census. In 1930 she lived in Kansas City with her sister Alice, and worked as a machine operator in a dress factory. Kansas City Directory lists her in 1930 as Grace Brigman, and in the 1933 as Grace Watrous. She died in 1947, and her headstone has her maiden name. She had no children. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bertha Maude Watrous – Bertha was born June 29, 1878 in Cass County, Iowa. She married Orelius Davis on December 15, 1907 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. He was a photographer. She married Frank E. Cook on December 22, 1922 in St. Joseph, Berrier County, Michigan. She had no children. She died August 29, 1949 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. She was 71 years old, and was a retired professional photographer. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Herbert Robinson Watrous – Herbert was born March 4, 1883 in Cass County, Iowa. He married Maude Stokes in 1910. She died in 1949. He married Joan Wilson Pagett on March 9, 1950 in Jackson County, Missouri. He had a long career with Bell Telephone, and he had no children. He died December 28, 1956 in Jackson County, Missouri. He was 73 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Christian Deutsch (1814-1886) & Katherine Dahlem (1824-1901)

Christian Deutsch & Katherine Dahlem are my 3X great grandparents. They are the parents of my 2X great grandmother Caroline “Carrie” Deutsch.

Christian Deutsch was born January 27, 1814 in Bavaria, a state in Southeastern Germany. His parents are thought to be Christian Deutsch & Maria Diener.

Katherine Dahlem was born March 21, 1824 in Germany. Her parents are thought to be Joseph Dahlem & Catherine Finger.

Christian and Katherine married in Germany, probably around 1845.

Christian and Katherine arrived in the US on May 31, 1854. The family appears on a passenger list for the ship Francis. Christian was a 40 year old farmer, Katherine was 30, and they had three children: Elizabeth, age 8; Catherine, age 4; and Barbara, an infant. They left from LeHavre, France and arrived in New York, New York. The ship held 298 passengers.

A U.S. Naturalization record indicates that Christian Deutsch, originally of Bavaria was naturalized in Iowa on November 3, 1860.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Denmark, Lee County, Iowa. Christian was 56 and a “janitor in academy.” The academy was probably Denmark Academy, a school established in 1843. Katherine was 46. Only their youngest children, born in the US, lived in the home: Mary, 13; John, 10; Charles, 7; Carrie, 4.

On the 1885 Iowa Census, Christian was 71 and Katherine was 61. Children at home were Mary, age 26; Charles, age 21; and Carrie, age 18.

Christian died February 15, 1886. He was 72 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

In the 1898 St. Joseph City Directory, Katherine was listed as the widow of Christian, living at 2108 S. 12th with son John. Son Charles was also listed in the directory, without a home address.

On the 1900 US Census, Katherine lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri with daughter Mary and her family, and with her sons John and Henry. (This is the only reference I have to a son named Henry.) Katherine reported having had 7 children with 4 still living – but at least 6 were living in 1900, and if Henry was her son they had 8 children.

Katherine died February 14, 1901. She was 76 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Christian Deutsch & Katherine Dahlem:

Elizabeth Deutsch – Elizabeth was born in Germany in about 1846. She was 8 when she arrived in the the US with her parents in 1854. The ship’s passenger list is the only record of her.

Katherine Deutsch – Katherine was born February 13, 1846, though she was listed as being 3 on the ship’s passenger list when the family arrived in the US in 1854. Katherine married Jacob Wissler in about 1867. He had immigrated from Germany in 1860 and fought in the Civil War. They had 12 children. Katherine died July 23, 1936. She was 93 years old. Her Find a Grave memorial is here.

Barbara Laura Deutch – Barbara was born in 1854 in Germany, just months before the family traveled to the US. She married Henry Andrew Heiser in 1876. They had 4 daughters. Barbara died September 24, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. She was 68 years old.

Mary Anna Deutsch – Mary was their first child born in the US, on April 13, 1857 in Iowa. She married Nathan Morehead on February 20, 1889 in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They had 4 children. She died September 1, 1939. She was 82 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John C. Deutsch – John was born in July of 1860 in Iowa. He didn’t marry. He lived with sister Mary’s family along with his mother and a brother on the 1900 US Census. He lived with my his sister Carrie’s ex-husband’s family on the 1910 US Census. He died in 1914 and is buried in the same cemetery as his sister Mary. He was about 54 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Charles Edward Deutsch – Charles was born 1863 in Iowa. He married Alice E. Watrous on January 10, 1889 in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They had 6 children. He died in 1943. He was about 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Henry Deutsch – The first and only reference to a son named Henry is the 1900 US Census, when Katherine and sons John and Henry lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri with Mary’s family. Henry was born about 1865 in Iowa.

Caroline “Carrie” Eizabeth Deutsch – Carrie was my 2X great grandmother. She was born in 1866 in Iowa. She married Arthur Wardardt Watrous on March 4, 1886 in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They had 4 children. She died in about 1902, probably in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. She would have been about 36 years old.

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David Hustead (1783-1821) & Jane Maxwell (1795-1821)

David Hustead and Jane Maxwell are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Hustead.

Most of what I know about David and Jane was documented in David’s family’s Bible and transcribed and shared on Ancestry.com. The Bible included the marriage of David to Jane Maxwell, births of David and his children, and the deaths of David, his wife, and his daughter Jane. David’s children are listed in his father’s will.

David Hustead was born in September 8, 1783 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was son of Robert Hustead and Sarah McDonald. Robert fought in the Revolutionary War, as did his father John.

Jane Maxwell  was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania. She was a daughter of James Maxwell and Nancy Ann Grant. James was born in Armegh, Ireland and fought in the Revolutionary War. This information was found in Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol. CIX 1929.

David and Jane married on December 22, 1811. (Around the same time, Jane’s sister Elizabeth married David’s brother Alexander.)

On the 1820 US Census, David Hustead was head of a household of 8 in Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: 1 male under age 10 (Robert was 7); 1 male aged 16-25 (unknown, not their child); 1 male aged 26-44 (David was 36); 4 females under age 10 (Lydia was 8, Ann was 5, Sarah was 3, and Maria was 1); 1 female aged 26-44 (Jane was 25).

Jane died February 19, 1821, 8 days after giving birth to her 6th child, a daughter named Jane. She was about 26 years old. David died April 14, 1821  when he was 37 years old. Their daughter Jane died April 38, 1821, at age 2 months and 19 days old.

David’s father Robert Hustead died in 1838. His will named David’s son as Robert and David’s daughters as Lydia, Ann, Sarah, and Maria.

The children of David Hustead & Jane Maxwell:

Lydia Hustead – Lydia was born May 12, 1812 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The only way I know about her is from the family Bible and her grandfather’s will.

Robert Hustead – Robert was born August 12, 1813 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The only way I know about him is from the family Bible and his grandfather’s will.

Ann Hustead – Ann was born May 19, 1815 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married Nathan Joseph in 1838. They farmed in Centreville, Tyler County, West Virginia, and had 6 children. Nathan fought in the Civil War with Company H of the 4th West Virginia Cavalry. Ann died April 20, 1905. She was 89 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Hustead – My 3x great grandmother Sarah was born August 3, 1817 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married John Clovis in about 1837 and they had 9 children. Sarah died March 22, 1875 in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas. She was 57 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Maria Hustead – Maria was born July 21, 1819 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married Levi Jackson Rogers, a physician, in 1838. They lived in Salem, Henry County, Iowa and had 8 children. Maria died on July 5, 1895 in Hastings, Adam County, Nebraska. She was 75 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jane Hustead – Jane was born February 11, 1821 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died April 30, 1821, shortly after her mother and father died. She was 2 months old.

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Conrad Clovis (1789-1870) & Mary Coss (1788-1872)

Conrad Clovis & Mary Coss are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather John Clovis.

Conrad Clovis was born about 1789 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  I believe his father was Johanne Clobes who arrived in 1777 as a member of the Hessian Troops hired by the British to fight in the American War for Independence. He recieved land in Maryland for deserting during the war. He later appears as John Clovus on the 1790 and 1800 US Census in Washington County, Maryland.

Mary Coss was born October 5, 1788 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. She was a daughter of John Coss and Barbara Ridenour.

Conrad and Mary were married on December 24, 1810 in Washington County, Maryland.

On the 1820 US Census, Conrad was head of a household of 7 in Washington County, Maryland: 3 males under age 10; 1 male aged 26-44; 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 26-44.

On the 1830 US Census, Conrad was head of a household of 9 in Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49; 2 females under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 40-49.

On the 1840 US Census, Conrad was head of a household of 6 in Whitely, Greene County, Pennsylvania: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 50-59; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 40-49.

On the 1850 US Census, Conrad was 65 and Mary was 60. They farmed in Perry, Greene County, Pennsylvania. They had 2 children at home: Barbara, age 20; Levi, age 18.

On the 1860 US Census, Conrad was 74 and Mary was 70. They farmed in Pleasants County, Virginia. Also in the home were Lavinia Clovis, age 12 and Samuel Coss, age 22.

Conrad died March 21, 1870 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. He died of “dropsy” which was likely edema caused by kidney or heart disease. He was 81 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, widowed Mary was 80. She lived in Clay, Ritchie County, West Virginia with son Levi and his family. She is marked as being unable to read.

Mary died March 26, 1872 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. She was 83 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Conrad Clovis & Mary Coss:

Sarah Clovis – Sarah was born in 1813 in Maryland. She married John Ganoe on June 22, 1830 in Pennsylvania. They farmed and had 9 children. Sarah died November 14, 1890 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She was 77 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Levina Clovis – Levina was born May 15, 1815 in Washington County, Maryland. She married Charles Coss. They farmed and had 10 children. Levina died on November 17, 1897 in Perry, Greene County, Pennsylvania. She was 82 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Clovis – My 3x great grandfather John was born March 17, 1817 in Washington County, Maryland.  He married Sarah Husted in about 1837, and they had 9 children. John died June 1, 1892 in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas. He was 75 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Solomon Clovis – Solomon was born November 19, 1818. He fought for the Union in the Civil War with Company D, Pennsylvania 191st Infantry Regiment. He married Elizabeth Wrick and they had at least 6 children. Solomon was a farmer, tanner, and postmaster. He died November 30, 1876. He was 58 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Clovis – was born February 25, 1819. The only record I have for her is her christening record from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

James M. Clovis – James was born in 1820 in Maryland. He married Rebecca Robinson on December 2, 1862 in Warren county, Illinois. They did not have children. He fought for the Union in the Civil War with Company D, Illinois 70th Infantry Regiment. James was a farmer and shoemaker. It is not known when he died. The last record I have of him is the 1880 US Census when he was 60 and lived in Empire, Cherokee County, Kansas with his wife. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mariah Clovis – Mariah was born in November of 1823 in Maryland. She married Alexander Cumpston. They farmed and had 6 children. She died September 14, 1907 in Gilmore, Greene County, Pennsylvania. She was 83 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Barbara Ellen Clovis – Barbara was born in 1828 in Pennsylvania. She married Cornelius Lemunyon in about 1852.  They farmed and had 8 children. The last record I have of her is the 1880 US Census in Dunkard, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Levi B. Clovis – Levi was born in July of 1833 in Pennsylvania. He fought for the Union in the Civil War with Company F, West Virginia 14th Infantry Regiment. He married Matilda Jane Weekley in 1856 in Tyler County, West Virginia. They had 8 children. Levi was a farmer and a miller. He died March 16, 1910 in Wood County, West Virginia. He was 76 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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John Clovis (1817-1892) & Sarah Husted (1817-1875)

John Clovis and Sarah Husted are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Sarah Ann Clovis.

John Clovis was born March 17, 1817 in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland. He was a son of Conrad Clovis and Mary Polly Coss.

Sarah Husted was born August 3, 1817 in Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She was a daughter of David Husted and Jane Maxwell.

John and Sarah married in about 1837 based on the birth of their oldest child. Both would have been about 20 years old.

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Dunkard, Greene County, Pennsylvania. John was 37 and his occupation was “stiller.” Sarah was 33. They had 5 children: James, age 12; William, age 11; Leroy, age 7; Mary, age 5; Jesse, age 3.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was farming Coldbrook, Warren County, Illinois. John was 47 and Sarah was 43. It is indicated that Sarah can’t read or write. They had 7 children: James, age 22; Leroy, age 18; Mary, age 15; Sarah, age 10; John, age 7; Spencer, age 5; Ramina, age 2. Only Sarah had attended school in the past year.

On the 1870 US Census, the family was farming Lincoln. Crawford County, Kansas. John was 56 and farming. Sarah was 51. They had 4 children at home: Leroy, age 27;  John, age 17; Spencer, age 15; Ramina, age 12.

The 1870 US Agriculture Schedule lists John’s assets as: 35 improved acres; 125 unimproved acres; farm value of $160; farming implements value of $30; 2 milk cows; 2 working oxen; 2 pigs; all live stock value $90; 500 bushels of Indian corn.

Sarah died March 22, 1875 in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas. She was 57 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, widowed John was 62 and lived in Lincoln, Crawford County, Kansas with daughter Ramina, age 23, her husband John McKay, and their two children. Also in the house was John’s youngest son Spencer, age 23.

On the 1885 Kansas State Census, John was 73 and still lived in Crawford County, Kansas with daughter Ramina McKay and her family. He was also counted the same year living with son Spencer and his wife in the same county.

John died June 1, 1892 in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas. He wsa 75 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John’s will left $50 to son William, $50 to daughter Mary, $100 to son James, and the rest of his estate divided between his 5 other children Leroy, Sarah, John, Spencer, and Ramina.

The children of John Clovis & Sarah Hustead:

James Mansfield Clovis – James was born August 13, 1838 in Pennsylvania. He married Emma Seals in about 1868. They had 7 children.  He died December 31, 1923 in Dewey County, Oklahoma. He was 85 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Arthur Clovis – William was born about 1840 in Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Sears on November 24, 1863 in Lee County, Iowa. They had 6 children. William died on January 2, 1922 in Mooreland, Woodward County, Oklahoma. He was 81 years old.

Leroy Joseph Clovis – Leroy was born March 10, 1842 in Pennsylvania. He married Nancy Ann Root. They had 11 children. He died May 17, 1925. He was 83 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.McKay

Mary Clovis – Mary was born about 1845 in Pennsylvania. She married a Mr. Holley, as she was listed in her father’s will as Mary Holley in 1892. That and the 1850 US Census are the only records I have of her.

Jesse B. Clovis – Jesse was born about 1847 in Pennsylvania. The only record of him is the 1850 US Census.

Sarah Ann Clovis – My 2x great grandmother Sarah was born October 24, 1850 in Pennsylvania. She married Joseph (Guisseppe) Barboro in January of 1870. They had 10 children.  She died March 25, 1931 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She was 80 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

John Huston Clovis – John was born April 1, 1853 in Pennsylvania. He married Angelina Gable. They had 8 children. He died June 22, 1933 in Barton County, Missouri. He was 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Spencer M. Clovis – Spencer was born in 1855. He married Eldora Marquis. They had 6 children. He died in 1923. He was about 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ramina R. Clovis – Ramina was born September 24, 1858 in Illinois. She married John Jarrett McKay. They had 5 children. Ramina died June 14, 1944 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. She was 85 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Bartholomew Sbarboro (1806-) & Susanna Basaracco (1810-)

Bartholomew Sparboro and Susanna Basaracco are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Joseph (Guiseppe) (S)Barboro.

Bartholomew Sparboro was born about 1806 in the Piedmont of Italy. His parents are unknown.

Susanna Basaracco was born about 1810 in the Piedmont of Italy. Her parents are unknown.

The Sparboros arrived in the United States on April 9, 1851. They traveled from Genoa, Italy on a ship named Arbace, and arrived in New York City. Their family is recorded as B. and M. Susanna Sbarboro, ages 43 and 40, and sisters Maria age 8 and Catarina age 5 months, and Guiseppe (my 2x great grandfather Joseph) age 10. I have no further record of Maria or Catarina after that passenger list. The trip likely took 2-4 weeks, and there were 85 passengers on the boat.

On the 1860 US Census, Bartholomew was 54 and Susanna was 50. They lived in St. Louis, Missouri with son Joseph (Guisseppe), age 22, working as an engineer. Bartholomew and Susanna are both marked as unable to read or write. All three Sparboros were born in the Piedmont of Italy. Also in the home was George Hawcroft, age 36 and a tailor born in England, and George Humes, age 25 and a shoe maker born in Hesse-Darmstadt.

On the 1870 US Census, Bartholomew was 69 and working as a huckster in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Susanna was 64. Son Joseph (Guisseppe), age 31 and working as a laborer, lived in the home with his wife Sarah Ann, age 19. There were two young children, both born in Missouri, in the home, and I assume Joseph was their father: Mary, age 9; Amelia, age 6.

The 1870 Kansas City Directory lists Bartholomew as a fruit dealer. I don’t know when Bartholomew or Susanna died.

The children of Bartholomew Sparboro and Susanna Basaracco:

Joseph (Guisseppe) Barboro – Joseph was born April 27, 1834 in Italy. Joseph was married to an unknown wife, and they had two children. Joseph married Sarah Ann Clovis in January of 1870. They had 10 children. Joseph died at home on December 23, 1927. He was 93 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Maria Sbarboro – Maria was born about 1843 in Italy. The only record I have of her is the passenger list from her arrival in the states when she was 8 years old.

Catarina Sbarboro – Catarina was born in about November of 1849 in Italy. The only record I have of her is the passenger list from her arrival in the states when she was 5 months old.

There may be 3 more sons, Giacomo, Francesco, and Giovanni. Read about that here.

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William T. Harp (1804->1870) & Mary Jane Workman (1804-1834)

William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman are my 4X great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather James Thomas Harp.

William T. Harp was born in 1804 in North Carolina. He was a son of Phillip Harp and Sarah Vaughn.

Mary Jane Workman was born in 1804. She was a daughter of Abraham Workman and Margaret Lightner.

William and Mary married in about 1823 based on their oldest child’s birth in 1824, likely in Tennessee.

On the 1830 US Census, William was head of a household of 5 in Warren County, Tennessee: 1 male under age 5 (Phillip was 4); 1 male aged 5-9 (James was 6); 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (William was 26); 1 female under age 5 (Elizabeth was 1); 1 female aged 20-29 (Mary was 26); 1 female aged 50-59 (perhaps William’s mother Sarah).

The family moved to Arkansas by 1832 when their youngest son was born. Mary died around 1834, when she was around 30 years old. William married Nancy J. Terry in about 1838 based on their oldest child’s birth in 1839.

In 1838 William appears of the Tax List for Madison County, Arkansas Territory.

On the 1840 US Census, William was head of a household of 8 in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas: 1 male under age 5 (John was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (Carter was 8); 1 male aged 10-14 (Phillip was 14); 1 male aged 30-39 (William was 26); 2 females aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 11); 1 female aged 20-29 (Nancy was 22).

On the 1850 US Census, William was 46 and Nancy was 32. They farmed in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Children at home were: John, age 12; William, age 9; Hetty, age 6; Martin, age 5; Mary, age 2; Winnie, an infant. Also in the home was Sarah Harp, age 60.

William purchased land in Washington County, Arkansas in 1854, 1859, and 1860.

On the 1860 US Census, William was 60 and Nancy was 40. They farmed in Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas. Children at home were: John, age 21, and his wife Mary, age 18; William, age 18; Hester, age 16; Martin, age 13; Mary, age 12; Winnie, age 10; Elizabeth, age 6; Carlton, age 4; Narcissa, age 2; Harriett, and infant.

On the 1870 US Census, William was 63 and Nancy was 51. Children in the home were: Matilda, age 19; Sarah, age 17; Carlton, age 16; Angeline, age 13; Elmine, age 12; John, age 31 and his wife Mary, age 30. Only Nancy, Matilda, and Mary can read and write.

William died sometime after that 1870 US Census.

In 1895, Nancy was counted in the Kansas State Census. She lived in Cowley County, Kansas, was 75 years old, with daughter Elmina and her husband.

On the 1900 US Census, widowed Nancy was 80. She lived with son John and his wife Mary and their niece Ella in Jordan Valley, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Nancy died in 1906. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman:

James Thomas Harp – My 3x great grandfather James was born in 1824 in Tennessee. He married Nancy Jane Hinds in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15. They had 11 children. James died sometime between 1863 & 1880, and some say he was bushwhacked in the Civil War.

Phillip Harp – Phillip was born June 18, 1826 in Tennessee. He married Mary Elizabeth Hinds in 1845. They had 13 children. Phillip fought in the Civil War. He died November 16, 1903.  He was 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Jane Harp – Elizabeth was born September 15, 1829 in Tennessee. She married William Henderson Bohannan. They had 9 children, and William fought in the Civil War. On the 1870 US Census, the couple was separated and living next door to each other.  Elizabeth died July 9, 1870, when she was 40 years old. Her husband married a neighbor that same year. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Carter Harp – Carter was born December 27, 1832 in Arkansas. He married Diana Clinkenbeard and they had 11 children. He died February 5, 1897. He was 64 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William T. Harp & Nancy Jane Terry:

John Harp – John was born on March 6, 1839 in Arkansas. He married Mary E. Finley on May 1, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas. He enlisted (along with brother William) to fight in the Civil War in November of that same year. They had 8 children. John died on April 20, 1932 in Glencoe, Oklahoma. He was 93 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Terry Harp – William was born on August 31, 1841 in Arkansas. He enlisted to fight in the Civil War. He married Julia Ann Conway in about 1868. They had 3 children, and she died. William married Margaret Susan Waddle on November 25, 1878 in Greene County, Missouri. They had 7 children. William died on September 2, 1918 in Greene County, Missouri. He was 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Hester Harp – Hester was born in about 1844 in Arkansas. She appeared on the 1850 & 1860 US Census with her parents, and those are the only records I have for her.

Martin Harp – Martin was born April 30, 1846 in Arkansas. He fought in the Civil War. He married Lucinda Josephine Sparks in 1868. They had 8 children. Martin died on December 4, 1926 in Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma. He was 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Jane Harp – Mary was born June 14, 1848 in Arkansas. She married Thomas Jefferson Conway on July 18, 1867 in Greene County, Missouri. They had 7 children. She died August 25, 1887. She was 39 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Matilda Winnie Harp – Martha was born August 24, 1850 in Arkansas.  She married William White in 1874, and they had 6 children. After his death she married Samuel H. Matthews and after his death she married Daniel C. Hill. Martha died May 29, 1941. She was 90 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Elizabeth Harp – Sarah was born on June 4, 1853 in Arkansas. She married Erastus Philow Jerome in 1873. They had 12 children. Sarah died on May 25, 1927. She was 73 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ambrose Carlton Harp – Ambrose was born September 3, 1855 in Arkansas. He married Nancy Elizabeth Gilmore in 1878 and they had 4 children. Ambrose died on August 11, 1916. He was 60 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elmina Paralee Harp – Elmina was born in about 1858 in Arkansas.  She married William Thomas Blanchard on November 21, 1878 in Dade County, Missouri. They had 10 children. The last record I have of her is the 1940 US Census when she was 79, widowed, and living along in Caney, Osage County, Oklahoma.

Angeline Narcissa Harp – Angeline was born February 6, 1860 in Arkansas. She married John Madison Boyd in 1887. They had 9 children. Angeline died October 8, 1949 in Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. She was 89 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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William Hinds (1803-1879) & Matilda Baker (1808-1889)

William Hinds & Matilda Baker are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Nancy Jane Hinds.

William Hinds was born August 28, 1803 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He was the son of Levi Hinds and Nancy (last name unknown.)

Matilda Baker was born in 1808 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Baker and Nancy Duncan.

William & Matilda married about 1824 in Overton County, Tennessee.

On the 1840 US Census, William was head of a household in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (James, John); 1 male aged 5-9 (William); 1 male aged 30-39 (William was 37); 1 male aged 40-49; 1 female under age 5 (Martha); 1 female aged 5-9 (Mary Jane); 2 females aged 10-14 (Nancy, unknown); 1 female aged 15-19 (Levina); 1 female aged 30-39 (Matilda was 33).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 47, Matilda was 41, William was 16, James was 13, John was 12, Martha was 10, Abigail was 9, Lucinda was 7, Elijah was 5 and Caroline was 2.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 55, Matilda was 53, James was 24, Abigail was 18, Louisa was 13, Matilda was 12, Samuel was 8 and Narcissus was 5.

On the 1870 US Census, the family continued to live in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 65, Matilda was 61, Abigail was 30, Samuel was 17 and Narcissus was 14. Also in the home was widowed daughter Lucinda, age age 35, and her daughters. Son James and his family lived next door.

William died of cholera on September 11, 1879 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. He was 76 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, Matilda was 73, a widow, and lived alone in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas.

Matilda died July 25, 1889. She was about 81 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William M. Hinds & Matilda Baker:

Lavina Hinds – Lavina was born about 1825 in Tennessee. She married Amos Smith in about 1841, and they had 10 children. The last record I have of the family is the 1880 US Census when they lived in California, Madison County, Arkansas.

Nancy Jane Hinds – My 3x great grandmother Nancy was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee. She married James Thomas Harp in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15. They had 11 children. Nancy died on October 6, 1886. She was 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Mary Jane Hinds – Mary was born about 1830 in Tennessee. She married William Carl Beshears in about 1846 and they had 7 children. The last record I have of the family is the 1880 US Census, when Mary was 50 and widowed and living in Liberty, Barry County, Missouri.

William Hinds – William was born about 1833 in Arkansas. The last sure record I have of him is the 1850 US Census with his parents. A William Hinds of Lawrence County, Arkansas married Martha Campton on May 3, 1851 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. I can’t find them on a census.

James M. Hinds – James was born January 28, 1836 in Madison County, Arkansas. He married Martha Adaline Jenkins Guthrie. Martha had several children and they had 3 daughters together. James died February 9, 1888 in Madison County, Arkansas. He was 52 years old His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Baker Hinds – John was born May 30, 1837 in Madison County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Adaline Burnett in 1858. They had 12 children and farmed in Elk Horn, McDonald County, Missouri. John fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy. Nancy died sometime after 1900. He married Sally C. (last name unknown) in 1907 and it was the 2nd marriage for both. They are together on the 1910 US Census in Turkey Creek, Washita County, Oklahoma. He married Susan Cordelia Taylor Garrett on December 10, 1905. She had been married and had several children. John died August 3, 1927 in Burns Flat, Washita County, Oklahoma. He was 90 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Hinds –  Martha was born 1840 in Madison County, Arkansas. She married Jesse Williams in about 1856 and they had 9 children. She died in 1888 when she was about 48 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abigail Hinds – Abigail was born about 1841 in Arkansas. She is found with her parents on the US Census in 1850, 1860 and 1870. She had a daughter, her only child, named Jane Hinds, born in 1863, but she doesn’t appear on a Census with her until 1880. On the 1880 & 1900 US Census, Abigail is found with husband Henderson Yarberry, first in Madison County, Arkansas and then in Washington County, Arkansas. She is thought to have died in 1901 when she was about 60 years old.

Lucinda Hinds – Lucinda was born in June of 1843 in Arkansas. She married Elisha McDonald in about 1857, and they had 2 daughters. Elisha fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy, contracted the measles while fighting, and died in 1862. Lucinda didn’t remarry and collected a Civil War pension. The last record I have for her is the 1900 US Census when she was 56 and a boarder in Madison County, Arkansas.

Elijah Hinds – Elijah was born about 1845 in Arkansas. The only record I have of him is the 1850 US Census.

Louisa America Hinds – Louisa was born January 28, 1847 in Arkansas. She married Amos Keller Wilks in 1866 and they had 10 children. She died June 6, 1909 when she was 62 years old.  Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Matilda Caroline Hinds – Matilda was born October 4, 1849 in Arkansas.  She married Allen W. Fritts in 1866 and they had 15 children. She died December 28, 1945 when she was 96 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel M. Hinds – Samuel was born in 1853 in Arkansas. He married Amanda E. Rucker in 1876 and they had 6 children. He died in 1927 in Oklahoma when he was about 74 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Narcissus Clemetine Hinds – Narcissus was born June 28, 1855 in Arkansas. She married George W. Todd and they had 3 children. She died on April 16, 1936 in Dallas County, Texas. She was 80 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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