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SMITH posted by Louise Graham on Monday, April 3, 2000

SMITH. Azariah L. and Patience (Williams). 1850-? I am researching my SMITH family ancestors and have learned that Azariah and Patience (my gg-grandfather and mother) are buried in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Family moved to Iowa before the Civil War (originally from NY). Am looking for other family members: Henry Smith, Emaline M. Smith or their descendants. Have contacts with other SMITH researchers working on the same family and can share information on Frances McKenzie Smith branch of this family.

BOOMGAARDEN posted by Lola Hollander Wulf on Tuesday, April 4, 2000

BOOMGAARDEN: Would like to contact descendents of Poet BOOMGAARDEN or Okke BOOMGAARDEN. Am doing a family History book.

FISH posted by Susan Gregory on Thursday, April 6, 2000

I am looking for information on Eugene L. FISH(born about 1825). Eugene may be related to George, Issac, John and William FISH who apear on the 1870 census for Benton County.

WPA posted by Don Lawse on Wednesday, April 12, 2000

I am wondering if Benton county had the cemeteries walked in the 1930's by the WPA. Do you know if they were done by the WPA? I know there are over 70 counties in Iowa which DID have them walked by the WPA. If it has been done, do you know where a copy of the records can be found? Any info and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Don Lawse; Mason City, IA 50401

JOHNSON, WILT posted by Toni Reed on Friday, April 14, 2000

WILT>JOHNSON I'm looking for information on the WILT family. George and Christina WILT came to Benton Co., and were buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Their children were Catherine, John, Deborah, Molly and Thomas. Deborah married Robert E. JOHNSON and they are buried at the Oakwood cemetery. Any information on the family would be appericated. Thank You!

LAHEY, LEAHY, LEHEU posted by K. D. Alvarez on Saturday, April 15, 2000

LEHEU/LEAHY/LAHEY: Seeking information concerning Thomas, James, Mary A. LEHEU( or relatives or descendants) who are listed in the 1880 Soundex Index for Benton Township, Benton Co., Iowa. James LEHEU also is listed as member of Co. A, 28th Iowa Infantry and member of the Benton Co. Veterans Association, attending the 1909 reunion. James is listed as from Shellsburg.

KINSER, PARKHOUSE, TODD posted by Sandra Shea on Tuesday, April 18, 2000

I am looking for information on the family of my great grandmother Emmaline TODD PARKHOUSE who was born in Vinton, Iowa in 1857. Her parents were Mary (Marie An) KINSER (c1840 Indiana - 1912 Iowa) and R. Marshall TODD (c 1830 Illinois - ?). Her brothers and sisters were: Palmer, John, Addie, and Eva. I have many pictures of this family, but no information.

CATLIN, LARUE posted by Sheila Shutts on Friday, April 21, 2000

CATLIN & LARUE surnames in the Civil War from Benton County, Iowa.... View this link:

ENGEL, HOEFLING, JOHN posted by Kathryn I. Pearson on Monday, April 24, 2000

Magdalena ENGEL HOEFLING wife of JOHN HOEFLING SR.died 1878 near Dysart in Benton County Iowa. We can not find her grave. Her in- laws, John and Gertrude HOEFLING, are buried in Rampton Cemetery, Bruce Township, Benton County, Iowa. They had 3 children, Katherine, Conrad and John. They along with their father moved to Sac County Iowa. I would like to know where she is buried and something about her family.


I am looking for any information connecting these families:
Descendants of Jonathan Osborn 1 Jonathan OSBORN . +Susanna ? ... 2 Mahala OSBORN b: December 12, 1803 ....... +James Brice HARRISON b: August 18, 1798 in Harrison County, Kentucky ... 2 Emma Jane OSBORN b: March 13, 1820 in Indiana ....... +William Brice HARRISON b: April 30, 1813 in Fayette County, Ohio ... 2 Johannah OSBORN b: November 22, 1826 in Warren County, Indiana ....... +Hugh BRODY b: January 22, 1817 in Richland County, Ohio ... 2 J. H. OSBORN b: Unknown amilies that were in Benton Co.IA circa 1850.
Also : Descendants of James Brice Harrison 1 James Brice HARRISON b: August 18, 1798 in Harrison County, Kentucky . +Mahala OSBORN b: December 12, 1803 ... 2 James HARRISON b: Abt. 1828 in Vermillion County, Illinois ....... +Rhoda Caroline FLOYD b: February 18, 1835 in Ohio ... 2 Charlotte HARRISON b: Abt. 1831 in Illinois ....... +Jackson HAINES ... 2 John Wesley HARRISON b: June 16, 1832 in Illinois ....... +Lucinda COLLICOTT b: 1843 ... 2 [1] Sarah A HARRISON b: Abt. 1833 in Illinois ....... +Lewis B OSBORN ... *2nd Husband of [1] Sarah A HARRISON: ....... +Juno F CHAMBIN ... 2 [2] Harvey J HARRISON b: May 15, 1835 in Wisconsin ....... +Lodema BRODY ... *2nd Wife of [2] Harvey J HARRISON: ....... +Eliza CARTER ... 2 Emma HARRISON b: Abt. 1839 in Iowa ....... +John G EVANS ... 2 Mary HARRISON b: Abt. 1845 in Iowa ... 2 Susan HARRISON b: Unknown
My GGG-grandparents were in Benton Co,IA before moving to Nebraska : Descendants of William Brice Harrison 1 William Brice HARRISON b: April 30, 1813 in Fayette County, Ohio . +Emma Jane OSBORN b: March 13, 1820 in Indiana ... 2 Richard Elijah HARRISON b: October 30, 1843 in Vinton , Benton county,Iowa ....... +Elizabeth CONNELL b: May 06, 1846 in Pine Village, Warren County, Indiana ... 2 Samuel L HARRISON b: 1846 in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa ....... +Mary Jane KELLY b: February 01, 1855 in Elmira, New York ... 2 Clysta Jane HARRISON b: February 28, 1849 in Clayton, Clayton county, Iowa ....... +Christopher Elra LILLIBRIDGE b: May 18, 1846 in Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania ... 2 Sarah Lucinda Cleone HARRISON b: Abt. 1852 in Grant County, Wisconsin ....... +John Franklin CHAMBERS b: Abt. 1846 in Benton County, Iowa ... 2 Mahala Florence HARRISON b: Abt. 1856 in Wisconsin ....... +Anson HUBBARD ... 2 John F. HARRISON b: March 03, 1857 in Grant county, Wisconsin ....... +Ida Medura BLUNT b: February 13, 1864 in Wyalusing, Grant County, Wisconsin ... 2 Emma Jestin HARRISON b: August 27, 1859 in Prairie du chien, Crawford county , Wisconsin ....... +Charles Wesley KERN b: April 14, 1859 in Morgantown Monongalia County,Virginia ( now West Virginia)
I think these other Osborne/Osborn's are somehow related to Mahala Osborn wife of James Brice Harrison & Emma Jane Osborn, wife of William Brice Harrison and to Johanna Osborn wife of Hugh Brody. They were : Sarah OSBORN m. Peter MORIARITY in Linn Co,IA Dec.30, 1843 Tabitha OSBORN m. James W FEE in Linn Co,IA on Aug.7, 1849 Jane Osborn m. Samuel MORIARITY in Linn Co,IA on Jan. 24, 1850 Any info or help you can give on any of these people will be greatly appreciated! You can view my web pages at : Harrison's of Nebraska Roots & Branches or : Harrison & Brice Families

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