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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