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Posted Queries for October 1999

FELLOWS posted by Kathy Fellows Fisher on Saturday, October 2, 1999

Looking for any information on Adelbert FELLOWS, M.D. and Jesse FELLOWS (his father) in Vinton, Benton, IA around the time period 1860- 1899. I also need the names of the children of Adelbert. I'm willing to share information on the rest of the FELLOWS family and any pictures I have.

BRADLEY, SMALLEY posted by Sandy Wetter on Sunday, October 3, 1999

Searching for descendants of Erastus L. SMALLEY (1831) and Martha M. BRADLEY (1829) of Vinton, Benton Co, IA. The SMALLEYs arrived in Benton Co. from MI in mid-1860s along with their only child, J. Curtis SMALLEY (1855). Erastus was a painter and his son a harness maker. J. Curtis SMALLEY married about 1881 to Mary "unknown" and had three children: Bessie, 1882; Curtis J., 1886; and son Faye (Fayette?), in 1890. They eventually settled in Fayette Co. Erastus and Martha SMALLEY were last located in Vinton in the 1900 census -- any additional information would be appreciated.

BENSON, BUTCHER, SANDERS, SPURGEON posted by Lori Benson on Monday, October 4, 1999

BENSON, BUTCHER, SANDERS, SPURGEON am looking for info on the BENSON line. james s. BENSON, b fayette co Ohio apr 1824 (m Martha SPURGEON, b clinton co Ohio jan 1826)married in Ohio in 1849; moved to benton co, canton twp. in 1852; had 9 kids; one of them john alexander BENSON, b may 1858; (m katy BUTCHER, dau of john BUTCHER). katy was raised by an aunt jane SANDERS. have found several SANDERS, BUTCHERS, SPURGEONS and BENSONS in benton co, but no link as of yet. any info greatly appreciated.


I am researching my gggrandparents James and Katherine HIGGINS BARNES. Katherine Elizabeth HIGGINS was born Apr. 22, 1850 and died July 17, 1923 from a cerebral hemmorage. She was married to James Edward BARNES Dec. 5, 1874. James was born Aug. 17, 1835 and died July 30, 1887 of typhoid fever. My grandmother and her sisters said James and Katherine are buried at Oak Hill, Cem. in Lawrence, Ks. The sexton has the location although my mom, grandma and I could not find there stones. James and Katherine were the parents of 11 children. 1. Mary "Minnie" Hannah BARNES born Feb. 9, 1876 at Watham,IA married Henry Anton BOENER June 1912 in Lawrence, KS. Minne died Aug. 11, 1967. 2.Julia Ann BARNES born Apr. 24, 1877 at Watham,IA married Elvin Aldus CAREY Oct 20, 1895. Julia died May 13, 1962 at Oskaloosa, KS of Cancer. 3.Angelina "Angie" BARNES born Jan. 13,1878 at Watham,IA married Thomas Leo BURNS Dec. 11, 1900 at Lawrence, KS. They had 3 children,1 died. 4.Charles Benjamin BARNES born Sept. 16, 1880 married 1st Anna Elizabeth JOHNSON Aug. 28, 1907. Anna was born Nov. 18, 1885 at Borknult?, Sweden and died Nov. 5, 1935 of Sugar Diabetes at Law.KS Charles married 2nd Ida CAMPBELL WYATT Dec. 25,1938. 5.John Fredrick BARNES born Feb.6,1883 married Margaret AVIS at Muskogee,OK John died May 9,1971 at 88 yrs. Twins 6. James Edward BARNES born Aug 28,1884 married Anna WILSON. James died Apr.21, 1976 at 91 yrs. 7.George Henry BARNES born Aug.28,1884 died Dec.1, 1889 of croup. Twins 8.Sarah Jane BARNES born Mar. 17,1886 married 1st Earl STEPHENS Apr. 1912 married 2nd Harry RICHARDSON married 3rd ? Sarah died Dec.25,1967 at 81 yrs. 9.Charlotte Mae BARNES(my ggrandmother)born Mar.17,1886 married Clarence Orson HODGE April 28,1912 at Lawrence,KS Clarence was born Oct.6,1880 at Fort Collins,CO. Charlotte died Sat. Oct.9,1965 of a stroke. They had 4 children,1 died in Feb.1995. Katherine was expecting a set of twins and miscarried them when the covered wagon she was riding in overturned. I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family. Who were James and Katherine's parents? Where did this family come from prior to IA?

JACOBS, WIESE posted by Roger D. Ferguson on Thursday, October 7, 1999

JACOBS Looking for Genealogy information on Charles Fredrick JACOBS, born 9/1867 near Davenport, IA, raised near Vinton, IA. lMarried Catherine WIESE in Vinton 1892. Migrated to Grundy Co., IA shortly thereafter. Roger D. Ferguson, grandson

HOEFLE, POWERS posted by Kim Skoog on Saturday, October 9, 1999

POWERS,HOEFLE I am looking for info on Anna M POWERS who married John G HOEFLE in Blairstown,Benton,Ia abt 1868...I believe they moved to GrandJunction Green Ia after they were married...Thanks...Kim Skoog

HALOUPEK, POSEKANY posted by Haloupek on Tuesday, October 12, 1999


CUE posted by Bjarne Jormeland, Stavanger, Norway on Monday, October 18, 1999

The "CUE Township" is named in the 1860 Benton Census. But it,s not listed in your Benton County township map ! Did Cue twp. change name -perhaps to Florence Twp. - or an another twp? When ? Hope somebody knows!! Several people from Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway are listed in this 1860 census.

HILL, WOODARD posted by Katherine H. Nakamura on Friday, October 22, 1999

Looking for information on Frances Esther HILL WOODARD, born March 12, 1841 in Ohio, married Anson WOODARD October 26, 1858, died 1879 in Iowa. She left behind seven children, the youngest was one year old. My grandfather was six. Any information would be deeply appreciated.

PECK posted by D. Heath on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

PECK - Looking for any information on the Peck family.

KITCHEN posted by Phyllis Dearborn on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

KITCHEN- William and Faith known to be in Benton County from 1880-1887/8. William was a miller by occupation. Had lived in Jackson County and also Savannah, Ill prior to that time period and moved back to Savannah in late 1880's. According to wife's obit, they had 9 children, but only 1 was living at the time of her death in 1890. Do any cemeteries in Benton county contain KITCHEN gravestones. This is my husband's maternal line. Looking for any KITCHEN info from Benton County. Phyllis Dearborn

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