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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John Kinsel (1792-1852) and Sophenia Daymude (1810-1876)

John Kinsel and Sophenia Daymude are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

John Kinsel was born in 1797 in Virginia. He was the son of Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane. Read more about them here.

Sophenia Daymude was born in 1810 in Virginia. She is thought to be the brother of James Fenton Daymude, who married John Kinsel’s sister. The marriage record for James Daymude and Ann Kinsel states that James’ father is Jacob Daymude.

John and Sophenia married on March 8, 1829 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The marriage record states that Sophenia was the ward of John Kinsel, which would seem to indicate that her parents had died. However, the Jacob Daymude I find in Loudoun County, Virginia who is assumed to have been her father didn’t die until the 1860s.

On the 1830 US Census, John Kinsel was head of a household in Cameron, Loudoun County, Virginia. There were 4 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 20-29 (John was 33); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 15-19 (Sophenia was 20).

On the 1840 US Census, John Kinsel was head of a household in Madison, Perry County, Ohio. There were 6 in the household: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 30-39 (John was 43); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 20-29 (Sophenia was 30).

The only children of John and Sophenia that I know about were born after these census records. Their youngest children, the 4 that I know about, were born in Ohio from 1841-1849. Sometime after 1849 the family moved to McLean County, Illinois. I can’t find the family on the 1850 US Census. I do find 3 Kinsel families on the 1850 US Census in Perry County, Ohio – John’s mother Nancy Lane Kinsel lived with her daughter Frances Kinsel Daymude and family; John’s brother Thomas’ family; and John’s brother George’s family. There were no Kinsel’s found on the 1850 US Census in McLean County, Illinois.

John died in 1852 in McLean County, Illinois according to a published biography of his son John. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Sophenia was head of a household in Dry Grove, McLean County, Illinois. She was 45 and farming. Her children in the home, all said to have been born in Ohio, were: Jacob, age 19; Nancy, age 16; Jay (John), age 10; Ellen, age 11.

On December 29, 1863, Sophenia married Henry Pease in McLean County, Illinois.

On the 1870 US Census, Sophenia was 57 and widowed. She lived in Bellflower, McLean County, Illinois, with daughter Ellen and her family.

Sophenia died on February 15, 1876 in Ringgold County, Iowa, where she lived with her son John. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of John Kinsel and Sophenia Daymude:

They had at least 3 children born before 1840, but I don’t know their names.

Jacob Alton Kinsel – Jacob was born February 6, 1841 in Perry County, Ohio. He married Virginia Landes on October 20, 1864 in McLean County, Illinois. They had at least one child. He died September 8, 1869 in McLean County, Illinois. His Find A Grave Memorial is here.

Nancy Kinsel – Nancy is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

John W. Kinsel – John was born September 16, 1847 in Ohio. He married Isabel M. Pollok and they had at least 4 children, including sons Rex and Daymude. He died October 11, 1909 in Ringgold County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here. The book “Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties Iowa” found on GoogleBooks contains a biography of John.

Sarah Ellen Kinsel – Ellen was born in 1849 in Ohio. She married William Gardner from Scotland in about 1867. They had 6 children. She died in 1918 in Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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John Worster/Worcester (1734-1830) and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas (1759-1851)

John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

This was a challenging family to research because there were a LOT of John Worsters around in the 1700-1800s. There are at least 3 John Worsters born in the 1730s – one in Massachussetts, one in Maine, and our John Worster born in England. Our John didn’t name a son John, but the others had generation after generation of John Worsters. In fact, there’s a John Worster born in 1707 in Massachussetts who buried four young sons named John/Jonathon in Harvard Center Cemetery, in Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts. They had a son named Jonathon born in 1737 who died in 1739.  It appears they had a son named John in 1741, and a son named Jonathon in 1742, and both died in October of 1746. Then they had a son named John in 1751 who died in 1756. (They buried at least 3 other children who died young, too.)

John Worster was born in 1734 in England, and he is the son of Robert Worcester and Sarah Elizabeth Hammond according to his Find A Grave memorial. It is thought that both of his parents died in England, with his mother dying the year after he was born. It isn’t known if John had siblings, or when he arrived in America.

Sarah Elizabeth Thomas was born in 1759 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of parents who were born and died in Virginia: Robert Thomas and Frances Remy. You can see her father’s Find A Grave memorial here.

According to John’s Find A Grave memorial, he fought in the American Revolution as a Private with the 2nd Virginia Brigade, commanded by Col. Christian Febiger. I can’t find a source for this. There are other John Worsters, including one born the same year, from Massachusetts, whose service in the American Revolution is well documented.

On the 1810 US Census, John Worster headed a household in Fairfax, Virginia. There were 22 in the household: 13 slaves; 1 male under age 10 (unknown); 2 males aged 10-15 (Levi was 13, Jesse was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (Tapley was 16); 1 male aged 45 and over (John was 76); 1 female aged 10-15 (Pamelia was 9); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 16); 1 female aged 45 and over (Sarah was 51).

On the 1820 US Census, John Worster was head of a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 12 in the household: 1 male aged 10-15 (unknown); 1 male age 45 and over (John was 86); 1 female aged 45 and over (Sarah was 61); 3 males slaves under age 14; 2 male slaves aged 14-25; 2 male slaves aged 26-44; 1 male slave aged 45 and over; 1 female slave aged 26-44.

On the 1830 US Census, John Worster again headed a household in Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male aged 90-99 (John was 96); 1 female aged 29-30 (unknown); 1 female aged 60-69 (Sarah was 71); 1 male slave under age 10; 1 male slave aged 24-35; 1 male slave aged 55-99; 1 female slave aged 35-54. Son Tapley lived next door.

John died June 28, 1830 in Fairfax County, Virginia. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah died May 9, 1851 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas:

Ann “Nancy” Worster – Nancy is said to have been born about 1780 in Loudoun County, Virginia, and married a Mr. Robertson.

Mary “Polly” Worster – Polly is thought to have been born in 1781 in Fairfax County or Loudoun County, Virginia. She married a Elijah Whaley and they had 11 children.

Elizabeth “Bittie” Worster – Elizabeth is said to have been born about 1783 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Charles Lee Sears and they had 4 children. The book “The descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1683-1888” which I found at Ancestry.com discusses the family on page 606. See the Find A Grave memorials for her sons Presley W. Sears and Achilles DeGrasses Sears.

Presley Worster – Presley is said to have been born on October 25, 1787 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He served in the War of 1812. He is found on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia heading a household of 7 (no slaves.) He is found on the 1850 US Census as a 62 year old carpenter in Fauquier County, Virginia, living with the family of Benjamin and Mary Adams. I have one more record of Presley, on the Virginia marriage record of his daughter Susannah.

Emily Worster  – Emily is said to have been born in 1788 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Hugh Mitchell and they had at least 3 children. I believe this is her Find A Grave memorial.

Johannah Worster – Johannah is said to have been born in November 23, 1789 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married John Newman. They are found on the 1850 US Census living in Fairfax, Virginia with daughter Martha, age 20.

Frances/Francis Worster – Frances/Francis is said to have been born in 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on his/her parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Susannah Worster – Susannah is said to have been born in 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on her parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Tapley Worster – Tapley was born May 6, 1794 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He married Nancy Gooding and they had 11 children. He served in the War of 1812, and some service records are available at Ancestry. He died June 17, 1858 in Fairfax County, Virginia. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jesse Worster – Jesse is said to have been born in 1796 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on his parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Levi Clay Worster – Levi was born on July 21, 1797 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married Sarah Elizabeth Waugh. They had 5 children. Sons Levi Clay and James A. served in the Civil War. The last record I have of Levi is the 1860 US Census when he lived in Grant County, Kentucky.

Pamelia Worster  – Pamelia is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

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Joseph Hampton (1765-1802) and Mary Hathaway (1768-1854)

Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

I’ve relied on online sources beyond Ancestry.com for information: Adkins Family Genealogy, and Walker/Lehman/Bellas/Teele Families, and The Fairfax Hamptons.

Joseph Hampton was born December 22, 1765 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the thought to be the son of John Wade Hampton III and Mary Gunnell. John served in the American Revolution as a Dragoon with the 1st Continental Light Dragoons (also known as Bland’s Horses), a mounted regiment of the Continental Army.

Mary Hathaway was born November 19, 1768 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She is thought to be the daughter of John Hathaway and Sarah Lawson Timberlake. John Hathaway served in the American Revolution, commanding a militia company in Virginia. See Mary’s parents’ Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Joseph is said to have served in the American Revolution at age 10.

Joseph and Mary were married on April 9, 1787 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 7 children, and farmed in Vauquier County, Virginia. They owned slaves.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Virginia are lost, but tax records show a Joseph Hampton in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1789 and in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1799. I found the tax records on Binns Genealogy, a helpful website for getting around Virginia’s missing records.

Joseph died on October 15, 1802 in Fauquier County, Virginia. An abstract of his will at Ancestry.com lists his children.

Mary Hampton is found on the 1810 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Alfred was 9); 2 males aged 10-15 (Frances was 12 and Joseph was 13); 2 males aged 16-25 (Jeremiah was 18 and Lawson was 20); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 14); 1 female aged 26-44 (Mary was 42); 2 slaves.

Mary married Phillip Cooksey sometime after 1812. (Phillip had been widowed, and had fathered many children with his first wife.) There’s a page from a court case involving Mary available on Ancestry.com. The executors of Joseph Hampton’s will reported that Mary had married Phillip Cooksey, so redistribution of assets was required.

On the 1820 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 15 in the household: 1 male aged 26-44; 1 male aged 45 and over (Phillip was 63); 1 female aged 45 and over (Mary was 52); and 12 slaves. There were 8 people engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in again in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 70-79 (Phillip was 73); 1 female aged 60-69 (Mary was 62); 2 male slaves age 10-23; 2 female slaves under age 10; 1 female slave aged 10-23; 2 female slaves aged 24-35.

Phillip is thought to have died in 1836. I can’t find Mary on the 1840 US Census. There’s information on Ancestry.com about another court case in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1839 when one of Phillip Cooksey’s sons sued the other beneficiaries of his father’s estate. It states that Mary lived in Virginia at the time. Phillip Cooksey’s slaves were named in the documents: Woman Page, about 50; Boy William, about 35; Woman Eliza & Child; Boy George; Woman Maria, age 35 & Child Jonah, age 15 months; Man Jim, about 50; Man Stephen, upwards of 60; Girl Elizabeth; Washington, aged 23; and Betty, age 10.

On the 1850 US Census, Mary Cooksey was 82 and living in Linton, Vigo County, Indiana with son Alfred, age 49; his wife Huldah, age 44; 8 children; and a 75-year-old black woman named Sarah. I wonder if Sarah was a former slave. Mary’s daughter Susannah Hampton Weeks and her family lived in Vigo also.

Mary died November 11, 1854 in Vigo, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway:

John Hampton – John was born in 1788. He married Sarah Weeks on December 28, 1807 in Fauquier County, Virginia. It is thought that they had children born in Kentucky. It is also thought that John later married Nancy Tennison, and that they had children born in Tennessee and Kentucky. John and Nancy are found on the 1860 and 1870 US Census living in Missouri with a daughter and her family. It is thought that John died in 1870.

Lawson Hampton – It is thought that Lawson was born about 1790. They only mention of him is in his father’s will.

Jeremiah Hampton – Jeremiah is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susannah Hampton – Susannah was born on January 29, 1796. She married Lewis Lunsford Weeks on February 8, 1810 in Loudoun County, Virginia. They lived in Kentucky and Indiana, and had 10 children. She died on June 13, 1890. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Hampton – Joseph was born in 1797 in Virginia. He married Judith Owens on December 21, 1820 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He died August 18, 1859 in Mason County, Kentucky. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis Hampton – It is thought that Francis was born in 1798. The only mention of him is in his father’s will. I can’t find a marriage record, but there is a Francis Hampton on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. He appears to have a wife and children.

Alfred Hampton – Alfred was born in 1801 or 1802 in Virginia. He married Huldah Cochran on November 24, 1826 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had at least 8 children. By the 1840 US Census the family lived in Vigo County, Indiana. He died on July 20, 1876 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Jeremiah Hampton (1792-1854) and Pamelia Worster (1801-1885)

Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Jeremiah Hampton was born in about 1792 (maybe 1794) in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the son of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathway. Read about them here.

Pamelia Worster was born January 19, 1801. She is the daughter of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas. John fought in the American Revolution. Read about them here.

Jeremiah fought in the War of 1812 with the Virginia Militia.

Jeremiah and Pamelia were married on September 7, 1815.

On the 1820 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (probably Andrew as an infant); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jeremiah was 28); 1 female under age 10 (Mary was 1); 1 female aged 16-25 (Pamelia was 19); 1 male slave aged 14-25; 1 female slave under age 14; 1 female slave aged 14-25.

On the 1830 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Andrew was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Jeremiah was 38); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 female aged 10-14 (Mary was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Pamelia was 29); 1 male slave under age 10.

The family moved to Ohio, where slavery was outlawed. On the 1840 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Gratiot, Licking County, Ohio. There were 5 in the family: 1 male under age 5 (could be Francis as a newborn); 1 male aged 10-14 (Andrew was 11); 1 male aged 40-49 (Jeremiah was 48); 1 female aged 5-9 (Sarah was 6); 1 female aged 30-39 (Pamelia was 39).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Hopewell, Licking County, Ohio. Jeremiah was 58 and worked as a butcher. Pamelia was 50. Four children were at home: Andrew, age 21; Sarah, age 17; Francis, age 11; and Susan “Jennie”, age 5.

Jeremiah died on December 19, 1854. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Pamelia was age 69 and a widow. She lived in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois with daughter Jane, age 16; married daughter Sarah Porter, age 25; Sarah’s husband Samuel, age 30, a farmer; and their children Emma, age 3; Laura, age 1. Pamelia’s occupation is “domestic.”

On the 1880 US Census, Pamelia was age 79. She lived in Norman, McLean County, Illiniois, with daughter Jennie Bowles, age 35; Jennie’s husband Henry Bowles, age 35; and their son Oscar, age 8.

Pamelia died on September 26, 1885 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The known children of Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster:

Mary Alcinda Hampton – Mary was born on October 2, 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Thomas Landes in Ohio. He was a farmer and carpenter. They had 6 children. She died April 23, 1904 in Norman, McLean County, Illinois. Her obituary says that she is the oldest of 12 children, with only her youngest sister Jennie surviving her. Census records on the family indicate the possibly of only 2 unidentified children, who would have been born between 1820 and 1830, and died prior to 1840. Perhaps 5 more siblings were born and died without ever showing up on a census.

Andrew Hampton – Andrew was born about 1829 in Ohio. The sources I have for Andrew are the 1850 US Census, plus mention of him being the son of this couple on Find A Grave and Ancestry.com family trees. It is said that Andrew married Sarah Ann Porter, and they had 4 children. I can find no record. He died prior to 1904 when older sister Mary died.

Sarah Louisa Hampton – Sarah was born in November 22, 1834. She married Samuel Porter, a farmer, on May 30, 1854 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They had 8 children. She died January 30, 1901 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis M. “Frank” Hampton – Frank is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susan Jane “Jennie” Hampton – Jennie was born about 1845 in Ohio. She married Henry Bowles. They had 3 children, but only one lived long enough to appear on a census. Jennie died on June 17, 1925 in Los Angeles County, California. She lived there with her son Oscar.

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Moses Pruitt (1786-1839) & Phoebe Williams (1781-1858)

Moses Pruitt and Phoebe Williams are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for Moses and Phoebe and both of Phoebe’s parents.

Moses Pruitt was born April 18, 1786 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. His parents were Moses Pruitt and Rachel Spillman. I’ve found a lot of conflicting information about the family, and I’m not sure how many children they had. It’s possible that the father’s name was Morris and his nickname was Moses. It’s also possible that further along the Pruitt line, Todd’s 9X Great Grandfather was Abraham Lincoln’s 5X Great Grandfather. Fun if it’s true, and I’ll let you know if I ever chase this lead.

Phoebe Williams was born in 1781 in Virginia. Her parents were Simon Williams and Polly Ann Bennett. Phoebe was the second oldest of their 14 children. The family moved to Rowan County, North Carolina and then to Kentucky before ending up in Indiana, being some of the earliest settlers in Posey County.

On the 1800 US Census, Moses was 14 and living in the household of his father, Moses Pruitt, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Moses and Phoebe were married on June 3, 1805 in Warren County, Kentucky.

On the 1810 US Census, Moses was head of a household in Warren County, Kentucky. There were 4 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (John was 4 and William was 3); 1 male aged 16-24 (Moses was 24); 1 female aged 16-24 (Phoebe was 29).

Moses served in the 14th Regiment of the Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812.

On the 1820 US Census, Moses headed a household in Pigeon, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Simon was 7); 2 males aged 10-15 (William was 13 and John was 14); 1 male aged 26-44 (Moses was 34); 3 females under age 10 (Martha was 5, Mary was 8, and Emalina was 10); 1 female aged 26-44 (Phoebe was 39).

On the 1830 US Census, Moses headed a household in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 15-19 (Simon was 17); 1 male aged 40-49 (Moses was 44); 2 females under age 5 (both unknown); 2 females aged 5-9 (Juliet was 8 and Phoebe Elizabeth was 10); 2 females aged 15-19 (Martha was 15 and Mary was 18); 1 female aged 40-49 (Phoebe was 49).

Moses died April 6, 1839 in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

On the 1840, widowed Phoebe was head of a household in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Phoebe Elizabeth was 20); 1 female aged 50-59 (Phoebe was 59.) All of Phoebe’s children were married except for Phoebe Elizabeth, who would marry the next year.

On the 1850 US Census, Phoebe was 66 and lived in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana with her daughter Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt Montgomery, her husband Samuel, and their 4 children.

Phoebe is thought to have died on June 18, 1858 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

The 8 children of Moses Pruitt and Phoebe Williams:

John Pruitt – John was born June 5, 1806. He married Mahala Green on October 5, 1826 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and they had 3 children. He married Elizabeth Holcomb on August 10, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and they had 9 children. He married Sarah Boucher Spillman Williams on February 24, 1863 in DeWitt County, Illinois, and they had 2 children. He died February 28, 1874. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Pruitt – William was born December 1, 1807 in Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Spain on March 14, 1830 in Gibson County, Indiana. They farmed and had 6 children. He died May 10, 1870. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Emalina Pruitt – Emalina was born in 1810. She married William Cordian Wassan. They farmed and had at least 8 children. She died August 8, 1885. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary E. Pruitt – Mary was born May 18, 1812 in Gibson County, Indiana. She married Isaiah Wilkinson on June 20, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 10 children. She died December 12, 1872 in Posey County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Simon Pruitt – Simon was born March 6, 1813 in Gibson County, Indiana. He married Lucy Ann Broyles on June 15, 1837 in Posey County, Indiana. They farmed and had 5 children. After Lucy’s death, he married Mary E. Gray on November 9, 1851 in Posey County, Indiana. They farmed and had 6 children. He died January 19, 1892 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Pruitt – Martha was born December 4, 1815 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Martha married Prettyman Marvel Montgomery on December 1, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 6 children. She died May 18, 1850 in Gibson County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt – Phoebe is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here. (Sisters Martha and Phoebe married brothers Prettyman and Samuel Montgomery.)

Juliet Pruit – Juliet was born February 14, 1822. She married Absolom Redman on October 16, 1839 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 14 children. She died February 2, 1892. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Robert Montgomery (1780-1846) & Patience Marvel (1796-1882)

Robert Montgomery and Patience Marvel are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Robert Montgomery was born in 1780 in Sussex County, Delaware. He moved to Green County, Georgia and then to Indiana.

Patience Marvel was born in Delaware in 1796. Her parents were Prettyman Marvel and Lavina Rogers. Her family moved to Green County, Georgia the year she was born and later settled in Gibson County, Indiana. You can see Prettyman Marvel’s Find A Grave memorial here.

Robert and Patience were married on April 30, 1812 in Knox County, Indiana.

Robert served with Caption Joseph Montgomery’s Company of the Indiana Militia during the War of 1812. Patience eventually got a pension from this.

On the 1820 US Census, Robert Montgomery was head of a household in Gibson, Indiana. There were 5 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (William was 6, Prettyman was 5, and John was 2); 1 male aged 26-44 (Robert was 40); 1 female under age 10 (Elizabeth was a baby); 1 female aged 16-24 (Patience was 24). One person was engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, Robert Montgomery again headed a household in Gibson, Indiana. There were 10 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (James was 3 and Robert was a baby); 1 male aged 5-9 (Samuel was 6); 1 male aged 10-14 (John was 12); 1 male aged 50-59 (Robert was 50); 1 female under age 5 (Laura was 1); 2 females aged 5-9 (Nancy was 8 and Elizabeth was 9); 1 female aged 30-39 (Patience was 34). Sons William, age 16, and Prettyman, age 15, aren’t included.

On the 1840 US Census, Robert Montgomery headed a household in Smith, Posey County, Indiana. There were 13 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Thomas was 2); 2 males aged 5-9 (George was 6 and Robert was 9); 3 males aged 10-14 (James was 13); 1 male aged 15-19 (Samuel was 16); 2 males aged 20-29 (John was 22 and William was 26. Son Prettyman was married.); 1 male aged 50-59 (Robert was 60); 1 female aged 5-9 (Laura was 11); 1 female aged 20-29 (Elizabeth was 20); 1 female aged 50-59 (Patience was 44). Five were employed in agriculture. Daughter Nancy, age 18, is not included, and there are two unknown males aged 10-14 in the home.

Robert died on April 27, 1846 in Posey County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1850 US Census, Patience was 54 and a widow. She lived with son William, age 36, his wife Olivia, and their 4 children in Smith, Posey County, Indiana.

On the 1870 US Census, Patience was 74 and lived in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana with son Thomas, his wife Mary, and their 2 children. There’s also a James Montgomery, age 14, living in the home, and I think he is Patience’s orphaned grandson, the son of her son William.

On the 1880 US Census, Patience was 84 and remained in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana. She lived with son Thomas, a widower, and his 4 children. A housekeeper,  Sarah A. Moore, age 52, also lived in the home.

Patience died in 1882. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 11 children of Robert Montgomery and Patience Marvel:

William Montgomery – William was born February 15, 1814 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Olivia Elmira Davis and they had at least 7 children. He died September 11, 1868 in Franklin County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Prettyman Marvel Montgomery – Prettyman was born on October 20, 1815 in Owensville, Gibson County, Indiana. He married Martha Pruitt on December 1, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had at least 5 children and she died prior to 1850. He married Melissa Jane Tribel on May 12, 1851 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had at least 3 children. He died October 13, 1887 in Johnson, Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Montgomery – John was born February 1, 1818 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Henrietta Wilson in 1843. They had a daughter named Comfort, and Henrietta died that year. Comfort was raised by her mother’s relatives. John married Martitia Knowles a few years later. They had 3 children. John died in 1868 in Fort Branch, Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Montgomery – Elizabeth was born April 14, 1820 in Posey County, Indiana. She married William Jonathan Davis on June 1, 1841 in Posey County, Indiana. They had at least 9 children.  It is not known when and where she died. She last appears on the 1870 US Census living in Davis, Fountain County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Montgomery – Nancy was born September 12, 1822 in Gibson County, Indiana. She married John Wesley Bonine on July 28, 1842 in DeWitt County, Illinois. They had 9 children. She died on October 26, 1897 in Richmond, Franklin County, Kansas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Montgomery – Samuel is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

James Montgomery – James was born January 7, 1827 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Louisa Knowles on November 3, 1853 in Gibson County, Indiana, and they had 8 children. He died October 25, 1907 in Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lavina Montgomery – Lavina was born June 16, 1829 in Posey County, Indiana. She married Ebenezer Cecin Church on December 19, 1848 in Posey County, Indiana. They had 9 children. Ebenzer was a shoemaker and a wagon maker. The 1870 US Census indicates that Lavina could read, but couldn’t write. She died December 25, 1890 in Patoka, Gibson County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Robert Montgomery – Robert was born September 10, 1831. He married Priscilla Sylvia Knowles on November 23, 1856 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 6 children and farmed. Robert fought in the Civil War. The 1870 US Census indicates that Robert could not read or write. Two of their children became teachers. Robert died on December 20, 1896 in Montgomery, Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Montgomery  – George was born May 13, 1834. He married Mary Ellen Williams on October 26, 1859 in Posey County, Indiana. They had 6 children. George was a farmer. The 1870 US Census indicates that George could not read or write. After his wife Mary died in 1881, he married Louisa in about 1886, and they had no children. He died on January 20, 1912 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Montgomery – Thomas was born June 7, 1838 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Mary Ann Barton on September 28, 1863 in Posey County, Indiana. They had 5 children and farmed. He died November 10, 1882 in Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Samuel Montgomery (1824-1897) & Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt (1820-1881)

Samuel Montgomery and Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

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

MONTGOMERY Samuel Phoebe OriginalMONTGOMERY Samuel Phoebe BACKSamuel Montgomery was born on November 24, 1824 in Gibson County, Indiana. His parents were Robert Montgomery and Patience Marvel. Read about them here.

Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt was born on August 20, 1820 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Her parents were Moses B. Pruitt, Jr. and Phoebe Williams. Read about them here.

Samuel and Elizabeth married on December 12, 1844 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

On the 1850 US Census, Samuel and Elizabeth were both listed as being 28 years old. They lived in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and had 4 children: Martha, age 4; John, age 3; James, age 2; and Joseph, an infant. Also in the home was Elizabeth’s mother Phoebe Pruitt, age 66. Elizabeth’s brother Simon lived on one side, and her brother John lived on the other. Brother William was close by.

On the 1855 Illinois Census, the family was listed in Township 20, Logan County. The household included 4 males under age 10 (John, age 8; James, age 7; Joseph, age 5; Simon, age 2) ; 1 male aged 30-40 (Samuel was 31); 2 females under age 10 (Martha was 10 and Mary was 1) ; 1 female aged 30-40 (Elizabeth was 35). One person was in the militia. The value of their live stock was $445 and they had 90 pounds of wool.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois. Samuel was said to be 31, and Elizabeth was said to be 39. They had 8 children: Martha, age 14; John, age 12; James, age 11; Joseph, age 9; Simon, age 7; Mary, age 5; Absolom, age 3; Phoebe, age 1. (Daughter Patience Comfort had been born and died since the last census. I believe there should be a son, Samuel Jr., listed too. He would have been 6 months old and died a year later.) Also living in the home was James Check, age 21. It is indicated that neither Samuel nor Elizabeth could read or write.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Oran, Logan County, Illinois. Samuel was 46 and Elizabeth was 50. They had 5 children at home: Joseph, age 20; Simon, age 17; Mary, age 14; Absolom, age 13; Elizabeth, age 12.

On the 1880 US Census, the family remained in Oran, Logan County, Illinois. Samuel was 57 and Elizabeth was 61. Two children were at home: Absolom, age 23; and Pheobe, age 21. Also in the home was Clark Gardner, a 23 year old servant working on the farm.

Elizabeth died on October 8, 1881 in Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana. She was visiting her sister and brother, became ill and died there. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel died on January 24, 1897 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois.

The 10 children of Samuel Montgomery & Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt:

Martha Ann Montgomery – Martha was born November 23, 1845 in Posey County, Indiana. She married John Harmon, a farmer and carpenter, and they had 7 children. Martha died in 1926 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

MONTGOMERY John William FRANKLIN Martha VictoriaJohn William Montgomery – John was born in 1847 or 1848 in Posey County, Indiana. He married Martha Victoria Franklin. They farmed and had 8 children. John died May 10, 1921 in Assumption, Christian County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

(Photo: John William Montgomery and his wife Martha Victoria Franklin.)

James Thomas Montgomery – James was born March 15, 1849 in Indiana according to his Illinois death records. He married Juliett A. Mounts on April 8, 1877 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had at least 2 children. On the 1920 US Census James was a 69 year old widower living in a hotel in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois. He worked as a watchman at a casket factory. He died November 8, 1922 in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois.

Joseph Franklin Montgomery – Joseph was born in 1850 or 1851 in Indiana. The only records I have of him as an adult are 3 marriage records and one census. He married Martha Gasaway on August 17, 1873 in Logan County, Illinois. They are on the 1880 US Census with 2 children. He married Anna Ingram on March 28, 1891 in Logan County, Illinois. He married Mary Schafer on December 27, 1896 in Logan County, Illinois.

MONTGOMERY Mary Lavina and sisters MONTGOMERY Mary Lavina sisters back of photoSimon Wesley Montgomery – Simon was born May 15, 1853. He married Emeritta E. Eaton (pictured in middle, above). They had 6 children. Simon worked as a farmer, and on the railroad. Simon died on December 9, 1931. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Lavina Montgomery – Mary is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. (Pictured on right, above.) Read about her here. Don’t miss the 4-part series of photos belonging to her, starting here.

Absolom Jasper Montgomery – Absolom was born January 15, 1856. He didn’t marry. He died January 2, 1882 after being struck by lightening. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Patience Comfort Montgomery – Patience is said to have been born on April 11, 1857 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois. She is said to have died on October 12, 1857.

Phoebe Elizabeth Montgomery – Phoebe was born April 26, 1859 in Logan County, Illinois. She married George Henry Eaton and they had 3 children. (She’s pictured on left, above.) Phoebe died March 16, 1942 in Logan County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Montgomery Jr. – Samuel is said to have been born on January 3, 1860 in Beason, Logan County, Illinois. He is said to have died on July 19, 1861.

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James E. Reece (1820-1901) & Nancy Ann Anthony (1823-after 1910)

James E. Reece & Nancy Ann Anthony are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother’s DNA puts her into the DNA Circle for both James and Nancy.

James E. Reece was born in Pennsylvania. He is thought to be the son of Johannes “Joe” Reece, born in Germany in 1787. On the 1880 US Census, James reported that his father was born in Germany and his mother was born in Maryland. On the 1900 US Census, James reported that both his parents were born in Germany. James has two known brothers, Joseph and John.

Nancy Ann Anthony was born in Ohio. She is the daughter of Jacob Anthony (born in New Jersey) and Mary Ellen Davis (born in Ireland.) Read about her parents and siblings in this blog post.

James and Nancy were married by Reverend Jacob Delay on August 17, 1843 in Jackson County, Ohio.

On the 1850 US Census, James & Nancy lived in Washington, Jackson County, Ohio. Nancy’s parents lived next door. James was 29 and Nancy was 26. Daughter Mary Jane was 5 and son Darius was 4. James’ brother Joseph Reece, age 21 and a laborer, lived with them.

The family next appears on the 1856 Iowa Census. They had lived in the state for 5 years. Enumerated in Dahlonega Township, Wapello County, James was age 35; Nancy was age 32. Also in the home were Mary Jane, age 12; Darias, age 10; William, age 5; John G., age 1; and James’ brother John Reece, age 33 (a potter who has been in state for 9 years.) They lived on 80 unimproved acres with these assets: 8 acres of spring wheat with 129 bushels harvested; 7 acres of oats with 325 bushels harvested; 25 acres of corn with 1200 bushels harvested; 1/2 acre of potatoes with 30 bushels harvested; 21 hogs sold for $44; 4 cows sold for $54; 75 pounds of butter manufactured; 31 pounds of wool manufactured; $16 value of domestic manufacture.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in Clinton, Wayne County, Iowa. James was 38 and Nancy was 37. They had 6 children: Mary Jane was 16; Darius was 14; William was 9; John was 5; Cyrus was 3; Thomas was 1. Also in the home was 22 year old Elizabeth Long.

On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Chester, Logan County, Illinois. James was 49 and Nancy was 47. They had 7 children at home: William, age 19; John, age 15; Cyrus, age 13; Thomas, age 11; Rufus, age 8; Matilda, age 6; Levi, age 3. Son Darius lived next door with his wife.

On the 1880 US Census, the family lived in Aetna, Logan County, Illinois. James was 59 and Nancy was 57. They had 3 children at home: Cyrus was 23; Matilda was 16; and Levi was 15.

On the 1900 US Census, the family lived in Orvil, Logan County, Illinois. James was 79 and Nancy was 77. Son Elmer, a widower, lived with them, along with his children Minnie, age 8; and Etta, age 6. Daughter Matilda, age 38, also lived at home. It is noted that James can read but can’t write.

James died December 9, 1901. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1905 Kansas Census, Nancy was 82 and living in Shawnee County, Kansas with Hannah Reece, age 41, widow of Nancy’s son John; and Hannah’s sons Harry Reece, age 20; Jesse Reece, age 14; Glenn Reece, age 6. It’s indicated that Nancy was blind.

On the 1910 US Census, Nancy was 87 and living in South Haven, Sumner County, Kansas. She lived with son Darius, age 64, and his wife Clarinda, age 64.

It is not known when and where Nancy died.

The 9 children of James E. Reece & Nancy Ann Anthony:

Mary Jane Reece – Mary Jane was born in 1844 in Jackson County, Ohio. She married Isaiah Stephen Keeton on January 29, 1863 in Logan County, Illinois. They had 6 children. and lived in Iowa, then Kansas, and then California. Mary Jane died in Los Angeles County, California in 1935. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Darias Washington Reece – Darius was born on February 14, 1846 in Jackson County, Ohio. He fought in the Civil War when he was 18. He married Clarinda Arnold on December 30, 1868. They lived in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas, had 6 children. He died on April 30, 1938 in Sumner County, Kansas.

William Henderson Reece – William is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

John G. Reece – John was born October 24, 1854 in Iowa. He married Hannah Elizabeth Bean on March 30, 1882 in DeWitt County, Illinois and they had 5 children. He died January 21, 1901 in Shawnee County, Kansas. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Cyrus Orlando Reece – Cyrus was born November 14, 1857 in Iowa. He married Nina Martha Hunter and they had 5 children. He worked as a real estate agent and county treasurer. He died on May 31, 1939 in Oklahoma. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Edgar Reece – Thomas was born March 7, 1859 in Iowa. He married Emma Alice Buchanan on February 16, 1882 in Logan County, Illinois. They had 2 children. Thomas farmed and managed a livery barn. He died January 6, 1954 in Coles County, Illinois. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Rufus Edward Reece – Rufus was born February 6, 1861 in Logan County, Illinois. He married Sarah Elizabeth Eichinger  in 1884. They had 7 children, but only 2 lived past childhood. He was a blacksmith, and also worked as a house mover. After Sarah’s death, he married Effie May Osborn Seager in 1904. Rufus died at age 101, on August 15, 1962 in Lucas County, Ohio.

Matilda Reece – Matilda was born in July 1861. She didn’t marry or have children. In 1900 she was living with her parents, a widower brother and his children.  In 1910 she was living at a “poor farm” in Shawnee County, Kansas. In 1925 she was living in a county home in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. On the 1940 US Census she was boarding in a house in Topeka, Kansas. She appeared on the Topeka Census through 1945. I don’t know when she died.

Levi Elmer Reece – Levi was born in October 1862 in Illinois. He married Lillie Elizabeth Davis in about 1891, and they had 2 daughters before she died in 1895.  Levi worked as a day laborer and as a teamster for a livery stable. On the 1940 US Census Levi lived in the Jackson County Home For the Aged and Infirm in Jackson County, Missouri. I don’t know when he died.

 

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