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Posted Queries for March 1998

HAYWARD, REID, SPENCER posted by Wendy Alverson on Monday, March 2, 1998

HAYWARD, Robert born Sept 26, 1822 in Kent, England, died in Big Grove twp., Benton co. Iowa, April 11 1888 and buried in Big Grove Cemetery. I am trying to find out more about his wife Mary and children and parents. We know he had 2 daughters, Mary who married a REID and Martha who married a SPENCER. He had two sons from a second marriage, Oscar Hayward and one other - not sure of name. Any information on any of the above would be appreciated. He is my great-great grandfather.

COAT, COATS, JACKSON, LEAVELL, PATTY, SWISHER, WILLIAMS posted by Connie Sunnarborg on Tuesday, March 3, 1998

COAT(E)S and PATTY family information needed. Specifically decendants of George Coats or Coates born in North Carolina 09 Oct 1806. Married first to Mary Lucinda JACKSON aka: Polly, 2nd to Gabrilla SWISHER, 3rd Rachel WILLIAMS, & 4th to Martha LEAVELL. George and Martha moved to Benton County Iowa, Kane Township in the 1850's along with the PATTY family. Both families were in the Benton County census for 1860. David PATTY married Mary COATS, George's daughter. David PATTY family was listed in Iowa Township in the 1860 census. Both families came from Miami county, Ohio. David and Mary PATTY were the parents of my Great- grandfather Theodore PATTY. It is my understanding that George Coats died in LaMars, Plymouth County, Iowa and was buried in Belle Plain. Any information would be appreciated.

COATES, INMAN, LEAVELL posted by Edie Rodriguez on Friday, March 6, 1998

COATES, George W. and LEAVELL, Martha were married in 1854 in Miami County, Ohio. Sometime after that, they moved to Belle Plain, Benton County, Iowa and had four more children, two of which died. After George died, I don't know when, Martha Coates moved to California between 1895 and 1900. The two Coates children that survived were Ranalden Lycurgus Coates, b. 3-4-1855 and Alvin Esta Coates, b. 3-31-1860. I am not sure if these two were b. in Iowa, but I suspect they were, because I have not found the graves of the other two in Miami County, which has good records of graves. I would also be interested in any information on Martha's daughter, Rachel Jane LEAVELL and her m. to William INMAN, possibly Benton or Marshall County, Iowa on Feb. 13, 1864. Any information on this family would be appreciated greatly. Thank you.

BENZING posted by J. Kendall Benzing on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

BENZING - - would like any info on a Charles BENZING and family - lived in or near Keystone in the mid or late 1800's. He is buried in the Giard cemetery, Clayton Co.

BLACKBURN posted by Margaret (Blackburn) Ellis on Thursday, March 12, 1998

BLACKBURN, David & Elizabeth, Benton or Linn Co, Shellsburg, Iowa. I am looking for information on the above couple who were my Great-Grandparents. I know they lived in Shellsburg in February 14, 1872 when my Grandfather Richard Harry Blackburn was born. Also, lived in Linn Co where a daughter Vienna was born. I would like to know if there are other children and if they stayed in Iowa or did they also come to Nebraska when my Grandfather came in 1890. Would be interested to know what nationality they are --I was always under the impression it was English. Would like to hear from anyone with more information on the family. Thank you.

BALDWIN, HEIM, MAXWELL posted by Bobby Johnston on Saturday, March 14, 1998

I am trying to trace anything I can about the following document's:-That Chancy BALDWIN and Justina BALDWIN of Benton Iowa in consideration of the sum of one dollar and other valuable considerations in hand paid by Thomas T. MAXWELL of Scotland.The document goes on to describe land on township 84 range 9 between BALDWIN - grantor, and HEIM and on the north bank of Bear Creek in the county (township?) of Canton. Any information would be gratefully received.

BEAVER, BEVER, EAVY, HAYES, SHAFFER posted by Marc Archer on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Looking for Hannah BEVER b. Jan. 2, 1816 in Rockingham Co., VA, d. Oct. 20, 1908, bur. Vinton, IA, m. John SHAFFER, b. Feb. 8, 1820 in PA, d. Aug. 25, 1903 in Vinton, Benton Co., IA. They had one known child, Sarah I. SHAFFER b. abt. 1844, m. ____ HAYES. Sarah had child. Cora Lee, Adah Agatha, and Perie E. HAYES. Hannah Bever was dau. of Peter BEAVER and Mary Magdalene EAVY who came to Eden Twp., Seneca Co., OH in 1823

HARBS, HERPSE, LOHSE posted by Sharon Nelson on Sunday, March 15, 1998

John LOHSE, son of Jacob LOHSE and Wilke HARBS was born June 19, 1847. John died November 18, 1917. He married Weibke HERPSE about 1875. Weibke was born in Holstein, Germany December 13, 1849. Weibke died May 8, 1923 in Heron Lake, MN. Between 1880-1883, they moved from Benton County, Belle Plain, Iowa to Atkinson Twp, Holte County, Nebraska (approximately 430 miles today). After ten years they moved to Southbrook Twp, Clay County, Everly, IA. In 1902, they came to Cottonwood County and lived on their farm southeast of Westbrook. John LOHSE and Weibke HERPSE had the following children: Marcus Lohse was born in Belle Plain, IA January 24, 1880. Henry D. Lohse was born near Atkinson, NE January 17, 1883. Anna LOHSE was born near Atkinson, NE November 21, 1884. John Lohse Jr. was born near Atkinson, NE November 2, 1886. August Lohse was born near Atkinson, NE November 4, 1888. Chris Joseph Lohse was near Atkinson, NE born March 5, 1891. Child?

APPLEGATE, EARP, KNOWLEN, MCLAURIE, MCLAURY posted by Clay on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

MCLAURIE / MCLAURY / KNOWLEN Looking for decendants of Robert Winfield MCLAURY (1811-1893) from Courtright Center NY and settled around Benton Co., Iowa. Oldest son, Ebeneezer (my G. G. gramps, married daughter of Peter KNOWLEN) moved to MN. Rest of kids: Margaret (APPLEGATE), Hugh, Edmund, Mary, William, Marjorie, Chritiana, Sarah. Two others, Tom & Frank were shot by the EARP bros. in the gunfight at OK Corral.

BERGEN posted by H.Bergen on Monday, March 23, 1998


CAVANAUGH posted by Louise Jones on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Cecilia CAVANAUGH (age 64) lived in Vinton, Benton County 1891. Want to know years she lived there before moving to Illinois. Had lived in Iowa Co. IA until she moved, possibly mid-1870s.

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