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Pioneer Ancestors of Jon Kime

Jacob Brumwell Born: August 03,1831 Smith Township, Peterborough County, Canada Married: July 17,1851 Smith Township, Peterborough County, Canada Died: January 28,1892 "Red Brush" Benton Township, Benton County, Iowa 1st Buried: 1892 Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa 2nd Buried: January 22, 1917 Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Iowa Parents; Jacob Brumwell and Mary Jackson Note; When Jacobs wife Sarah died, his children had his body removed to Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. They left his original head stone at Mt Pleasant Cemetery,as the wanted a newer one. The reason they removed his body is because hogs from the neighboring farm kept getting into Mt Pleasant Cemetery, eating the flowers and rooting around. This story about the hogs was told to me by my Grandmother, Freda Williams Rasley Kime, Jacob and Sarah's Granddaughter. My Grandmother's sister and Brother, plus my Dad who was told about the hogs by his Grandmother Fannie Brumwell Williams, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Brumwell. Jacob's Wife: Sarah Bolton Born: August 12,1832 Smithfield, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada Died: January 20,1917 Vinton, Iowa Buried: January 22,1917 Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton Iowa Parents: George Bolton and Elizabeth Hiscock Jacob and Sarah came to Benton City, Benton County, Iowa in 1859. They moved to 160 acre farm in Eden Township in 1860. They later moved back to Benton City in 1870 and operated a mill there for about ten years. Sources: A)1860 Benton County Census B)1870 Benton County Census C)1880 Benton County Census D)Purchase of 160 on September 19,1855, from William Joshua Barney, on file at the Vinton Courthouse. E)Ontario Canada Marriage, Birth and census records. F)Sarah's sister accompanied the Brumwell's on the treck from Canada to Benton County. She told the story of this trip in the September 20,1931 addition of the Cedar Valley Times. The occasion was five days before her 89 Birthday. She was the scond oldest resident of Benton County at the time. G)Pioneer Recollections compiled by Harley Ransom Published by the historical Publishing Company Vinton, Iowa 1941 page 214 says Jim Brumwell's parents came to Benton City when he was 18 months old. G)Info by Jon Kime of Cedar Rapids, a Great Great Grandson of Jacob and Sarah Brumwell

Julia Ann "Jane" Harger Born 1851 Tuscarawas County, Ohio Married: April 19,1868 Shellsburg, Iowa Died: April 19,1918 Shellsburg, Iowa Buried April 1918 Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg, Iowa Parents George Washington Harger and Eliza Jane Jones Husband: Edward Zane Williams Born: February 16,1848 Oxford Township Coshocton County, Ohio Died: November 02,1922 Shellsburg, Iowa Buried: November 04,1922 Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg Iowa Parents: Isaac zane Williams and Susan baker Note: Edward served during the Civil war as a Private with Company B 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry from March 16,1864 to July 17,1865. He participated in Sherman's "March to the Sea" Julia came to Shellsburg on Holoween Night 1855, with her parents George and Eliza jane Harger, brothers John and Morrow and her Grand p[arents James and Barbara Jones. She was three years old at the time. Sources: A)1860 Benton County Census B)Story in the Cedar Rapids Republican News Sunday August 8,1926, story told by Pheobe Jones Penrose a sister of Eliza Jane Jones Harger C)Marriage record on file at Vinton Courthouse. D)Death record of Edward Zane Williams E)News paper announcement of Julia's death F)Civil War Pension record of Edward Zane Williams #572379 G) Oakwood Cemetery records. There are pictures of Edward and julia's tombstones on the Benton County, Iowa website.

Nathan Hayes
Born: March 01,1828 Ross County, Ohio
Married: September 14,1847 Chillicothe,Ohio
Died: September 04,1904 Vinton, Iowa
Buried: September 06,1904 Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton, Iowa
Parents: Nathan Hayes and Mary Meyers
2nd wife: Mary Wence Plummer - married January 22,1872 Vinton Iowa

Wife: Susan Mahon
Born: 1826 Ross County, Ohio
Died: April 22,1869 Vinton, Iowa
Buried: April 22,1869 Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton,Iowa
Parents: Charles Mahon and Mary Parks

Nathan and Susan came to Benton Counties,Monroe Township in 1856. They farmed
in Monroe Township until the spring of 1862, when they moved to Vinton, where
Nathan operated the Hayes Mill. I am a decendant of Nathan and Susan's
daughter Ella Hayes Rasley. info by Jon Kime of Cedar Rapids,Iowa.

A)1860 Benton County census
B)Nathan Hayes obituary in the Vinton Vinton Eagle Newspaper
C)the settlement of Nathan Hayes' estate on file at the Vinton Court House.
D)History of Benton County Iowa 1878
by the Western Historical Company pages 483 & 484
E)Portrait and Biogrraphical Album of Benton County Iowa 1887
by Chapman Brothers of Chicago pages 325 & 326

James Jones Born: October 12,1791 Pennsylvania Married: October 13,1815 Guernsey County Ohio Died: February 19,1862 Shellsburg, Iowa Buried: Strawn Cemetery Linn County Iowa Parents: Malachi Jones and Martha Addy Wife: Barbara Walters December 10,1797 Pennsylvania Died: October 16,1874 Shellsburg, Iowa Buried: Strawn Cemetery Linn County, Iowa Parents John Walters and Catherine Huffman James and Barbara Walters came to Shellsburg Iowa on Halloween 1855, by wagon. Included in their group were their children, son-in-laws, a daughter-in-law and Grandchildren,30 people in all. I am a decendant of their daughter Eliza Jane Jones Harger Williams. Info by Jon Kime of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sources: A)1857 Benton County land records B)1860 Benton County Census C)Will of James Jones on file at the Vinton Courthouse D)Tombstones at Strawn Cemetery, a mile east of Shellsburg

Samuel Moody Born: January 22,1813 Lee Township Carroll County Ohio Married: May 11,1837 Lee Township Carroll County Ohio Died: October 24,1892 Scott, Mahaska County, Iowa Parents: James Moody and Mary Herron Wife: Pheobe White Born ca 1817 Lee Township Carroll County Ohio Died: ? Parents William White and Elizabeth I am a decendant of their daughter Margaret Moody Hiland Born December 10,1837 Lee Township Carroll County Ohio Married: December 31, 1868 in Marion Iowa to Andrew Hiland Died: June 16,1916 Marion Iowa Benton County Notes: A)Pheobe White Moody's mother Elizabeth White is buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery. B) Samuel Moody mother Mary Heron Moody died in Canton Township bvetween 1850 and 1860 C) Pheobe White Moody's sister Elizabeth White married Alexander Moody, a brother of Samuel Moody's on February 26,1835. They also lived in Benton County's Canton Township D) Pheobe White Moody's brother, John J White, was one of the earliest settlers in Canton Township Sources: A) Land Patton taken out in Canton Township Benton County Iowa by Samuel Moody on 12/02/1850 B) 1850 Benton County Iowa census district 11 C) 1860 Benton County Iowa census Canton Township D) 1870 Benton County Iowa census Canton Township E) Beers Hstory of Carroll County Ohio pages 856,861,997 & 1054 F) Revolutionary War record of James Moody G) James Moody's will 1874 Fox Township Carroll County Ohio H) phone of Elizabeth White's tombstone at Mt Pleasant Cemetery on file in the Benton County Web site. Question: Does anyone know when or where Pheobe White Moody died?

Eliza Jane Jones Harger Williams Born: June 28,1828 Adams Township, Coshocton County, Ohio 1st Married: Adams Township, Coshocton County, Ohio 2nd Married: December 30,1878 Vinton, Iowa Divorced: April 23, 1896 Vinton, Iowa Died: September 12,1911 Benton Township, Benton County,Iowa Funeral: Lower Stone School House Benton Township, Benton County,Iowa Buried: September 13, 1911 McBroom Cemetery, Benton Township, Benton County Parents: James Jones and Barbara Walters Note: The head stone on Eliza Jane's Grave reads "Eliza J Harger". The reason is that her family hated Eliza's second husband, Tom Williams, for leaving their mother for Caroline Bordwell Harger. 1st Husband George Washington Harger Born:January 01,1822 Ohio Died:February 18,1900 St Michael, Buffalo County, Nebraska Buried:Mt Pleasant Cemetery,Hanover Family Plot,Cairo,Hall County, Nebraska 2nd Husband: Tom Williams Born: January 26,1851 Oxford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio 2nd Married: June 18,1896 Vinton, Iowa Died: December 01,1916 Spurlington, Taylor County, Kentucky Parents: Isaac Zane Williams and Susan baker Eliza and her first husband George W Harger came to Shellsburg on Halloween night 1855, by wagon. They came with her family members which included 30 members. With George and Eliza were their children Julia, John and Morrow Harger, and Eliza's parents James and Barbara Jones. Note: Granddaughter Lucy Williams Roll and Greatgranddaughter Avis Marie Roll Koutny reguralry kept the weeds down around Eliza Jane's Grave stone at McBroom Cemetery and put flowers on the grave every year. I am a decendant of George and Eliza Janes daughter Julia. By Jon Kime of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sources. 1860 Benton County Census 1870 Benton County Census Story in the CEDAR RAPIDS, REPUBLICAN NEWS Sunday August 8,1926 addition Eliza Jane's death certificate McBroom Cemetery Records Mt Pleasant Cemetery Records located 2 1/2 miles southwest of Cairo Nebraska Benton County Land records of George W and Eliza Harger purchasing 80 acrea located a half mile east and three miles north of Shellsburg in Benton Township. Taylor County, Kentucky death records.

John Williams Born: July 26,1785 Ohio County Virginia Married: June 14,1810 Wheeling Virginia Died: July 10,1866 Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa Buried: Crawford Cemetery Canton Township Benton County, Iowa Wife: Eliza Jane Zane Born: March 04,1789 Wheeling Virginia Died: December 11,1870 Benton Township Benton County Iowa at the home of her son Isaac Zane Williams Buried: Crawford Cemetery, Canton Township Benton County Iowa Parents: Jonathan Zane and Hannah Mills John and Eliza Jane Williams came to Shellsburg from Coshocton County Ohio in 1853. On December 11,1853 they purchased 280 acres in Canton Township from Edward J Robinson for $1,500.00. This farm was located on the east edge of Shellsburg, south side of the road. The farmstead is stil there. Coming to Shellsburg with them in 1853 were sons: James, Josephus and William, Williams wife Katherine and their children Mary Ann, John and George D Williams. I am a descendant of their son Isaac Zane Williams who came to Shellsburg in 1863. Sources: A)1860 Benton County Census B)Record of John and Eliza's purchase of 280 acres in on file at the Vinton Court house. C)John Williams will on file at the Vinton Courthouse. D)In John's will he gives his and Eliza's birth dates. E)Land records from Coshocton County, They lived near the town of Jacobsport (now Plainfield) F)The will of Jonathan Zane of Wheeling Virginia G)Land records from Ohio County Virginia H)Record of John and Eliza's burial at Crawford Cemetery in probate records Head was broken but readable in 1954. I) offical marriage record of John and Eliza at Wheeling Court house incomplete.

Submitted 2007 by Jon Kime
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