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DAVIS COUNTY, IOWA 

1997 QUERIES


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1997  Queries
 

Phyllis Murphy COBLER    hiphy@usa.net I am searching for my ggrandmother Emma Annis COBLER b Jan 1871 Davis Co. Iowa died 1962 Tulsa Oklahoma. She married William Sherman WATSON in Winfield, Kansas. Her father was Curtis Cobler of Adams Co. Ohio. 


Betty A. Woollums My Davis/Wapello counties search is for information on Hobbs and Wheaton names. Also Taylor and Goodwill. My grandfather was Joseph Edward Hobbs born Sept 22,1882 in Bloomfield. Parents of Joe were William T. Hobbs and Martha Jane Wheaton. I understand Joe was raised by his uncle Bill Wheaton. I am very interested in this connection. Joe Married Elmira Taylor. Born Oct.2,1883. Her father was Henry Oscar Taylor, and her mother was Candis March Goodwill. I am also searching for information on A family history book owned by Ellis and Velma Carter of Bloomfield. Now deceased. I remember seeing this book as a child. 
Betty A. Woollums I am searching for information on the family history of Joseph Edward Hobbs. Born Sept.22, 1882 to William T. Hobbs and Martha Jane Wheaton. Joseph married Elmira Taylor. Elmira was born Oct.2,1883 to Henry Oscar Taylor and Candis March Goodwill. 
FREEMAN   hfreeman@lodinet.com FREEMAN: MERCHANT surname: Please any information on Davis Co. Iowa land records and census between 1840-1847. My great great great great grandparents ROBERT AND LUCRETIA MERCHANT moved to Davis Co. from Illinois between 1840 and 1841. They bought land and worked it. ROBERT MERCHANT also was a shoemaker. They sold their land and moved to Oregon in 1847. Their second child Sarah was born on 8-12-1842 in Iowa and their third William was born on 4-12-1843 in Davis Co. Thank You 
Kendria Losey Sanders I am looking for anyone with any history on Fabius Township or any of my Losey relatives that resided there in1860's and 70's. My direct line is Samuel and Elizabeth, then Perry and Mary Ann, finally Perry jr. and Laura Wensel Losey. I am also interested in any information on square dances at this time. Through family memories I have learned that Perry Jr. was a popular square dance caller in Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri. This is where he met Laura Wensel. I am also interested in learning about Laura Wensel's family. Her father was Charles Wensel. Thanks, 
fastgram@aol.com Hello, I am a fellow Tharp and in searching for the Minear or Miniear family of Davis Co. I saw the name Tharp. my grandmother Jenetta Rose miniear was born in Davis Co. 1884 in Belknap daughter of Lorenzo Dow Minear (Miniear) and Marretta (was told maiden name was Fleming. They had four children. Marretta died in 1886 after the birth of Clara. There are two babies buried in the Bunch cemetery, so I am told. Jenetta married Willliam Henry Tharp, son of R.J. Tharp. there were five sons born to RJ and Margory. Arch, Leroy, William and not sure of the other two. if you can help in any way, sure would be appreciated.

Grace-Marie Moore Hackwell DE WITT, VANDIVORE( VAN DEVER, VAN DIVIER) AND HOAGLANDS. Need information about any DeWitts or Vandivores or Hoaglands who may have been living in Bloomfield around 1860-1880 time period. John DeWitt of BRINKHAVEN, KNOX CO., OHIO was there for at least a short period of time because he and wife Mary Hoagland had a son born there in 1874. Looking for any of their family who may have been in area. ALSO looking for anyone else who was from Knox Co. Ohio who had migrated to Bloomfield by the mid 180os. Trying to find some connection/reason for John and Mary being in Bloomfield. Rest of their life , before and after this time, was spent in Ohio . 
Robert Rodgers Requesting any information on Asa R. Rodgers, b1825, Davies Co.. looking for any information on him and his parents. father could be Asa also. 
Carol Warren I am looking for any information on Charles P. ORFIELD. I believe he was in Davis County at some point. He adopted Wesley MUNN or MUND sometime in the early 1900's. Any info would be appreciated. 
Vicky Hancock I'm looking for info. on the Hancock family. Esp. William Harrison Hancock and wife Sarah Jones who came to Floris, Davis County, Iowa in apx.1845. My line descends from John Wesley b. 2/15/1848-Illinois m. Mary Francis Kendrick of Floris in Nov of 1869. They had 11 or 12 children. William Harrison, Ollie Harrison, John Wesley, James Franklin, Alice Gertrude, Minnie, Flora Delma, Alma Fay, Harvey Emery, Ida Blanch, Jordon K. (two died in infancy). John Wesley died in Floris on May 15, 1919. He was a member of Christian church of Floris and in I.O.O.F. cemetery, east of Floris. 
Georgina Hyde Looking for information on following Surnames in Davis Co. BEARD,PRIOR,CLARY,BOND,MASTERSON.All came from Menard Co.,IL to Davis Co. in 1849-1856 Any help appreciated. 
Virginia Johnson Looking for descendants of Elias VEATCH through his son James Pinckney VEATCH or John Jefferson VEATCH. Elias came to Davis County in 1837 and left there in 1869 for Seneca, Newton Co. MO. Please snail mail me at 1358 Vineyard Dr., Templeton, CA 93465. 
Betty Ralph SMALLWOOD/BRUNK Lafayette Napoleon SMALLWOOD born 20 March 1854, died in Keithburg, IL and was buried in Savannah, Davis Cty,IA in 1926. His wife: Marth BRUNK born April 1857 and died in IA in 1936. Does anyone know about my great uncle and aunt and their family? 
Joann Shaffer Looking for anyone who may be related to or know any thing about the family of James and Elizabeth Shaffer died in 1910 and 1906. I know they had 2 sons James Edward Shaffer and Charles Skiles Shaffer Born 1864 died in about 1945 Eldon Iowa. He was m. Lucy Ann Pilcher. Would like to know did James and Charlie had any brothers or sisters. There is a wide gap in James b.1856 and Charles b.1864 ages. Having a hard time finding if there was only the two of them or there was others? Would like any help I can get. Thank You Joann Shaffer {great grand Child 
Catherine Winn Looking for any information on John Wesley McNamer, born 13 Dec 1860, in West Grove, Davis County. His parents were Daniel Boone McNamer and Julia Ellen (Ella) Houtz/Hautz. 
Elaine Bukove Seeking obituaries and any other news articles concerning DeWitt V. GOODE, born December 1912, Bloomfield, Davis Co., died May 29, 1997, Bondurant, Polk Co, IA. Please advise of any costs.
Gordon L. Drilling TRULLINGER, Milton M. Blacksmith in Drakesville Iowa. Daniel Trullinger was a preacher in Iowa circa 1848. Seeking all Drollingers Trullingers, have family to 1572 Baden Germany will exchange.  UQGT24A@PRODIGY.COM
Joann Shaffer I'm looking for anyone who could be related to a James Edward Shaffer b. 1856 in Ill and came to Davis County by 1870 m. a Mary Brooks and had a brother named Charlie Shaffer who m. Lucy Ann Pilcher had a daughter named Edna Ruth Shaffer m. Frank Lynch also Daisy Shaffer m. Clyde Austin McClure a daughter m. Ed Jones and one m. a CC Trout. there was 4 boys 2 died young James children , Myrel Shaffer m.Dowell Opal Shaffer m. Dwight Liles Velma Shaffer died young Richard Shaffer m. Betty ? Robert Duane Shaffer { Bobby } m. Betty Thomas any help With this Shaffer line I would share info Email at raboun@earthlink.net Thank You Joann Shaffer 
Betty Ralph FORREST - Seek information about Nancy Endicott FORREST b 1784 NC d 1830/31, wife of Capt.. Memorial Forrest. Nancy was supposed to have migrated to Davis co, IA, with her dau Lovicy Grisham FORREST who m Adam DOOM. 
Ann I am trying to help my mother locate information on Olive May Heady Davis. She was from Floris . She married Alfred Wesley Baker on the fifth of October,1886. Witnesses were H.C. Heady and Allie Morris. The officiating minister was H. Shallenberger 
Robert M. Roland  rmroland@orion.tstar.net HUMPHREY, ROLAND I am the great grandson of Silas Humphrey Roland b.4 January 1859 to John George Roland and Lydia Emmaline Humphrey. Lydias parents were James Humphrey and Sarah Walters. I don't have any thing on John's Parents. Who were they, where did the Rolands and Humphreys emigrate from, where are they buried? 
Don Zochert Seeking information about Mars Hill Church cemetery several miles south of Ottumwa toward Floris near Wapello/Davis County border: history, grave list, annual reunion, etc. 
Joe Spence Am looking for any info on Thomas Spence and Sarah Ellis Spence. They resided near Floris, Davis Co. IA. around the 1860's. My G Grandfather was born to them on Sept.5,1862 near Floris. His name was Henry Siegal SPENCE, and an old fellow that my dad knew said that my GGrandfather lived near "Soap creek". Any info on Thomas and Sarah SPENCE would be appreciated. Thomas also was a civil war vet, but outfit unknown. I know this isn't much to go on but would appreciate any help as to marriage records appreciated. They moved to MO. and are buried in Grundy Co. MO. I believe they were both born in KY. in the 1830. Thanks, 
Kay Masterson Looking for Thomas M LOYD Jr and wife Elizabeth MORTON or MOULTON who came to Davis Co, IA in 1850 with several children. Eliz. d. in 1865 and sometime between 1850 and 1865 the family moved into Appanoose Co, IA. Thomas was b. in 1813 in VA, lived a short time in TN before going to IA. Thanks, Kay 
J. Moulton Looking for records/documentation of birth: Merrill EVANS, 7 Apr 1841. Davis County. Parents: Samuel and Nancy EVANS. Siblings: Andrew James, 1826;John Robert, 1827;AAron W., 1829; Sarah Elizabeth, 1830; Mary Ann, 1836; James H., 1837; Elvira, 1839; Samuel L, 1843; Isaac, 1845; Louisa Nancy, 1848; George, 1850; Malissa Susan, 1853. 
J. Moulton Looking for marriage records of: Merrill EVANS and Minerva BLEYTHING. Date: 16 Apr 1868 in Davis, Iowa 
Ray Elgin I'm looking for info. concerning the original John B. Paris home in Paris/Bunch Davis Co., Iowa. I would like to have the name &address of the relation that still lives in that home. I was there in May but did not get her name & address, if anyone can help it would be of great service to me, I'm a Grandson of the Paris Family. Thanks for any help :o) Ray 
VikingRose I received a post from Janis, forwarded to me by Yvonne. I have been looking for information on my great-great grandmother Mary "Aunt Polly" Becraft. She was born in Indiana on 19 Sept 1827. I do not know where, nor do I know were her parents. From her obit she died 13 Oct 1915 in her home near Stiles, Davis Co., IA. She married my gggrandfather, Adam Lawrence, on 30 Aug 1849. They had four children, of which only my great grandmother Emma Jane (Lawrence) Burton was the only one still living at her death. Mary Becraft Lawrence married James Brunk in the year 1886. Then Mary Becraft Lawrence Brunk married William Barker on 24 Oct 1897 (he only lived 2 more years). email: tplotz@luna.cas.usf.edu 
Ruby Coleman Seeking any information on Martha A. GRIMES who is shown on the 1856 State Census of Davis Co., IA. She was living in Bloomfield Twp. 
Karen Alexander I am a descendant of Lyman Parks BATES and Zilpha A. HAMMETT, who moved to Davis Co.,IA from Marshall Co. IL after 1860.Lyman was born in Ohio, abt 1821, and Zilpha in KY., abt 1828.I am descended from their daughter, Leilla Olive, who married Marshall H. GLENN in West Grove on 6 Sept., 1876. Does anyone have any information on Lyman's parents or exact place of birth? I also need Zilpha's parents and place of birth. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 
John Watson Thanks for your efforts in establishing the Davis County Web Page. I am researching the Schenck and Reeder families who moved to Davis County from Indiana in 1857. Three of them, Cyrenius Schenck, John Reeder and William D. Reeder joined the 3rd Iowa Cavalry Rgt. Do you have any idea what the population of the County was in 1860? I have the 1860 Census film but cannot find the totals. I especially liked your picture of the Davis county courthouse. John Watson, Santa Clarita, CA 
D. Sheridan Absolom SLAGLE, b.ca 1792 NC, also lived Wythe, Washington & Scott Cos., VA. Married #1 Jane HENCKEL, probably Sullivan Co., TN. Married #2 Elizabeth TYRRELL, Dec. 11, 1864, Monroe Co., Iowa. Children: William H. SLAGLE, b. 1827, VA, m. Melinda MEDKIFF, Mrs. Mary JONES, Elizabeth MEDKIFF, lived in Otoe & Cass Cos., Nebr. & Leavenworth, KS. Lutitia SLAGLE,b. 1828, VA/TN, m. George McMURTRY in Daviess Co., MO, 1851, she died ca 1852. Thomas SLAGLE, b. 1830,VA, m. Nancy Lavina BURNETT, Feb. 24, 1861, Davis Co., Iowa, d. Cass Co., Nebr. Malinda SLAGLE, b. 1832, VA/TN m. Sherwood BONE, Sept. 12, 1859, Otoe Co., Nebr. Sarah Susannah SLAGLE, b. 1836-38, VA, m. William GILBERT, and James Stapp ELLEDGE, probably d. Nance Co., Nebr. Richard C. SLAGLE,b. 1838-1840, Washington Co., VA, m. Mahala Ellen BURNETT, Nov. 7, 1861, Davis Co., Iowa. He d. 1871, Cass Co., Nebr. George M. SLAGLE, b. ca 1841, VA/TN. Absolom P. SLAGLE, b. ca 1843, VA/TN. Johnson SLAGLE, b. 1845, VA/TN, m. Susannah BURNETT, Oct. 25, 1864, Monroe Co., Iowa, d. Custer Co., OK. Adam S. SLAGLE, b. ca 1846, Washington Co., VA, d. Feb. 29, 18664, New Orleans, Louisiana, Civil War. Mary A. SLAGLE, b ca 1848, VA/TN, m. Nov. 10, 1867, Lucas Co., Iowa, Jefferson Davenport PARR. Absolom SLAGLE's cousin was Henry SLAGLE, who also lived in Monroe Co., Iowa. He was in Civil War, 1st Sgt., Co. E, 36th Iowa Infantry. He was captured at Mark's Mill. Henry SLAGLE was the son of John SLAGLE, brother of Absolom SLAGLE. Henry SLAGLE m. #1Eleanor PERKINS, m. #2 widow Catherine CLINE TRUAX. Ch: William Fletcher SLAGLE; Martha &quot;Mattie&quot; L. SLAGLE m. Sam BERRY; George SLAGLE; Pluma V. SLAGLE m. W. J. BERRY; Mary E. SLAGLE m. W. G. HOLMES. Would like to correspond with any desc. of above families. D. Sheridan 
Barb Roberts Researching MOORE surname in SE IA and NE MO. Especially looking for burial information for Aaron b.1795 and Catherine MOORE, Henry MOORE b. 1795, and Rebecca Moore. Lived Pulaski and Milton IA in mid 1850's, believe they probably died and were buried there before other family members came to Schuyler Co. MO by 1860. Henry (above) and wife Jane Lewis (Holmes) Moore came with son Daniel, possibly a son James, and nephew Thomas to IA abt 1853. Daniel S. Moore married a Lucy Ann Smith in Davis or Van Buren Co. IA in 1855. Interested in corresponding with anyone researching Moore surname in this area. Collecting information for a MOORE family history book on this line. Have much information to share on this family who came to IA from Adams & Highland Counties in OH. 
Jerry Willis Looking for info on John W. Harvey, b. 1792 at Beaver co. Pa. lived in Crawford Co. Il. until about 1865. Moved to Davis Co. and died there 9 Dec. 1872. Will share information. 
Ray Elgin I am trying to locate a JACOB STUFFLEBEAM, born 1794 in New York, His wife Keziah born 1803 in Ohio, or Pa. They had 7 children the oldest MARY J.or(F.) STUFFLEBEAM born 31 Mar 1838,Mary wed JOHN B. PARIS 6 Nov 1852, in Davis Co. Iowa. Any info. on these people would help me locate my lost linage, I will exchange or give out info that I have, Thank you for any speedy response Ray Elgin 5303 E. Twain Ave. Sp. #230 
Don Rigali BURCHFIELD &HUFFMAN Seeking information about or family of Robert BURCHFIELD b.abt 1813 in NC, &his wife Mary HUFFMAN b. abt 1813 in NC, they married in Clay Co., IN. They moved to Wapello Co. from Clay County IN abt 1850. They may have been in Davis Co., IA for a time also. They later moved to Madison Co., Arkansas this was after 1860. Mary's father was Jacob HUFFMAN from NC. They came to Iowa with other members of the HUFFMAN family and settled in what became Ormanville. The children of Robert BURCHFIELD & Mary HUFFMAN BURCHFIELD
LD were: Lucinda BURCHFIELD b.abt 1834 Clay Co., IN Catherine S. BURCHFIELD b. abt 1836 Clay Co., IN Martha Ann BURCHFIELD b.1839, Clay Co., IN Christine BURCHFIELD b. abt 1843 Clay Co., IN Sarah A. BURCHFIELD b. 1848 Clay Co., IN Commodore Perry BURCHFIELD b. 1852,IA Rosetta N. BURCHFIELD b. 1855,IA Robert Porter BURCHFIELD b. 1860, Wapello Co., IA 
Jackie Nielson I research the following families in Davis Co. William M. CAMPBELL, George W. MASON, Isaac P. MASON, Alfred PATTERSON, James STOGDILL, LeRoy THARP. I would like to get in touch with anyone else researching these families. 
Lyn Hockersmith, I am searching for the name of my great grandfather. My grandfather, David Jefferson Hockersmith, is reported to have been born in Davis County, Iowa Sept. 14, 1885. His mother's name was Sarah Jeanette Maxwell Hockersmith (later Sturgis). Notes taken from a 1900 census confirm this information. No name is given for the father. Birthplace for the father is listed as Missouri. Would this be because of the movement of the border between the two states? Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Sincerely Pat Hockersmith
Allene Coffin Looking for Fielding Jones and 1st wife, Lucy Miller. Her father, Hiram Miller and family lived here in 1860. Fielding Jones in Appanoose Co. with son, Thomas, in 1900. Thank you. Allene Coffin 
Joanne I have been told you may be able to help me find out who is buried in the PARIS CEMETERY in Davis County, Iowa. I think they are my ancestors. Thank you in advance for any information you can give me. Please e-mail me at: Joanne65@aol.com . 
Stephanie Walker Was your grandmother named Frances Betsey PHIPPS SCHUYLER and did she live in Troy, Davis Co.? If so, please contact me. I'm looking for info/connections of this family. She was born 1812, died 1906 in Troy. She and husband John Arden Schuyler had 10 children, among them Helen E. Schuyler, b. 1840, who m. Horace TISDALE and had children in Davis Co. I have a lot of information about the Phipps line, and some on the Schuylers to share. More info on either of these lines is welcome. Surnames of descendants include YOUNG, BROWN, TISDALE, RODGERS, DUNSHEE. 
Colin Page PAGE/MONROE. William and Margaret (MONROE ANDERSON) PAGE were last recorded on 1905 Iowa State Census as living in Agency, Wapello Co. William was 91 and Margaret 87. I have searched cemetery records and walked cemetery plots and have not found them in Wapello County. William PAGE has a biographical section in The History of Wapello County. Margaret was the daughter of William and Phebe (PARHAM)MONROE, buried in Mars Hill Cemetery, Davis Co., IA., and the sister of Westly Soul MONROE and Sanders A. MONROE, also of Davis County. Any clues as to the final resting place of William and Margaret PAGE would be welcome. Will share info of descendants of their son William Milton PAGE. Colin Page, 3737 SE Kelly, Portland OR 97202. Phone 503-232-2150 
Merikay Mestad  mmestad@garner.iren.net I'd like any information on the Corricks who moved to Davis county from West Virginia via Ohio in the 1850s. Seeking descendants of brothers Frederick, George, John. 
Rita Wolgamot LOWE,Jueliette E. Born July 28, 1859 in Davis Co. IA Died:May 1, 1923 in Woods Co. OK Married: Abner Liman Wolgamott October 9, 1879, in Great Bend, Barton Co., KS. Father: LOWE, James Trying to find out about Jueliette's father, mother, and any sisters or brothers. Jueliette Lowe Wolgamott's first child Lyman Ernest Wolgamott was born in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA on August 7, 1881. Second Child: Winnetta Allylee Wolgamott was born June 6, 1883 in Terrahaute, Putman Co., MO Third Child: Charlie Wilmer Wolgamott was born August 6, 1885 in Terrahaute, Putman Co., MO Fourth Child: Margaret Debbie Wolgamott was born in Terahaute, Putman Co., MO. Fifth Child: Lavadie May Wolgamott was born in Terrahaute, Putman Co., MO. Abner & Jueliette left Cincinnati, IA with four of their five children, on Sept. 19,1899 by covered wagon for Oklahoma. A letter was found in the family bible written to her daughter Winnie Holman. 
Mary K. Berg Share information on family of Jacob MELIZA and wife, Louisa Margaret SHIVELY. On the 1880 Census of Dallas Co, Adams twp. Children included Lydia m. Thomas FIKE; David d. in Civil War; Perry m. (1) Ellen JOHNSON (2) Amanda SHUEY; Michael m. Arminta J. CHAMBERLIN; Sophia m. (1) John H. BILLINGS (2) James M. TRIMBLE; Francis m. Jerushia FISH; Martha Ann m. William HOLBERT; Melissa m. Jeremiah SHUEY. Several other children died young. Jacob was born in Rockingham Co, Va; lived in Delaware Co, Ind. and Davis Co, Iowa before removing to Dallas Co. after 1870. Jacob's sister, Anna MELIZA, was married to John SHIVELY, probably the brother of his wife. 
Ruby Coleman Seeking information on John ALLEN, born 1808 in what became Russell Co., KY; md. Margaret Barbara GRIMES in 1833 in Grayson Co., KY. Between 1844-1845 they came to Davis Co., IA. Between 1850 and 1860 they moved to Harrison Co., MO. Son Jonathan ALLEN, b. 1835, d. 1866 may be buried in Davis County. They resided in Wiscondah Twp. 
Ed McKnight I am trying to research my GGrandmother and her family. She was born in Davis co. Henry and Rachel Saner had 3 children born there. Jerome- jun 11, 1871, Minnie- jun 11, 1870, and Ida Apr 23, 1873 (my ggrandmother). They may have moved to WVa as Ida had twins born there in 1895.Any information you can give me or addresses to find out information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Very Much. 
Can you tell me if Davis County has a Genealogical Society and if so, do you have their mailing address?. My 2nd great-grandfather Elijah INGLE and his family, lived in Perry Twsp from apx. 1850 until the spring of 1862 when they left Bloomfield, traveled the Oregon Trail and settled in the Milton-Freewater, Oregon area. If anyone has connections or information on his family, I would loved to here from them. Thank you, Karen Ingle-Langendorfer Looking for: 

BANCROFT/BOWMAN/BUTTERFIELD/HENSON/INGLE/MAUK/WALLACE 


Jo Reutzel I am looking for information on my great-grandmother Rhoda Lois Harris born 29 Oct 1850, Bloomfield IA. Married Comadore Perry Lieuallen or Lewellyn 29 June 1870 in Davis Co IA. I have no other information except a "rumor" that Rhoda's mother and Stephen Foster were bother and sister. 
Marj Spuzello Evans, Locke, Conner, Salladay, McCormick, Hining, Daughtery, Bannister 
Kay McCormick MASTERSON Looking for parents of Thomas M. LOYD, believed to have been born in VA in 1813. He married first Elizabeth MORTON or Moulton of KY in 1835. They had about 12 children before she died in 1859 in Davis or Appanoose Co. After her death Thomas remarried to Selinda THOMPSON FROST, widow of Jesse FROST in Davis or Appanoose Co, in 1865. Selinda had one children, George FROST from her first marriage. Thomas and Selinda had 12 more children, one being Vena Jane LOYD b 1871 in Appanoose Co. She is my grandmother. Vena married Franklin Ulysses McCORMICK in 1897 in Sidney, Fremont Co, where they settled down and raised 8 children to adulthood. One was my father, Glen McCORMICK b. 1910 west of Sidney. Please email kmasterson@aol.com 
Frances M. Angst-Robertson My Great Uncle Jakob Angst lived in Bloomfield for a long time. He was From Switzerland. He is buried there. His parents and 2 brothers moved on to Appanoose County, Iowa. I am also checking out the Ritz's that were from Switzerland that moved to Davis County. My GG grandmother and GGG grand mother's surname was Ritz and since there were so many there in Davis Co. From Switzerland I am hoping there is a connection. Could someone who is in Davis County please look up the obit for Jakob Angst and e-mail me what it says. He died in 1923 or 1924. He was living in Bloomfield. Fran1952@aol.com 
Vivian Creeden AKER-FRUIT-WOODSON Seek info Anna (nee BAKER) BURTON WOODSON, b, ca 1789 KY; lived Perry T, Davis Co by 1850. Last known as living there 1866. Would like her d/o/death. Also, her brother David Baker, marr 1st Cynthia GLASCOW; 2nd Rhoda STARK. Lived Lick Creek T, Davis Co by 1850. Also Anna's sister Elizabeth (nee BAKER)b ca 1800, marr David FRUIT. She & her children Martin, Peleg, Lucinda, David, & Nancy lived Lick Creek T, Davis Co by 1850. May have moved to Appanoose Co later. Would like info on any of these fams. 
Anita Dennis I am researching Willis and Lucinda DANIEL who came to Davis Co. c1849 and their children: John Henry DANIEL m. Martha E. STARR James S. DANIEL m. Bertha E. KINSLER Catharine A DANIEL m. Henry T. BRINK Major Thomas DANIEL m. Millie M. LOWSON Malinda J. DANIEL Susan E. DANIEL Julia H. DANIEL Martha L. DANIEL m. Charles H. BRINK I would certainly be interested in corresponding and exchanging information with any other Daniel researchers. 
Alice Thomsen I was born in Davis County 64 years ago in Salt Creek Twp.. I went to a country school called Center School No. 5. It is long gone. I was wondering if there would be anyone who would know of its history, the teachers that taught there, when it first opened and when it closed? I also remember walking to a little country store with a gas pump.. It was called Chequest. Does anyone have any history on it that they could share with me? I also wondered if there is a creek in this township called Vesser Creek? My father said he knew an old man named Davis who remembered Indians hunting along Vesser Creek. Dad was born in 1895 in Van Buren County but moved to Davis County shortly thereafter. 

We left Davis County in 1941. I have many fond memories of my time spent in Dais County as small child and wish learn a bit more about it. Hope someone can help me. Nobel Carroll was one of my teachers. Evelyn Hartwig was another. My name was Alice McCleary. 


CRNEL37@aol.com McAtee--in search of relatives of Samuel Wade McAtee born March 22 in 1860's or 1870's in town of Bloomfield in Davis Co. to Samuel Wade McAtee Sr. and Elizabeth Mudd. In search of whereabouts from 1880 to approx.1911. Any information on any of the above would be appreciated. 
Sandy Azzanni Seeking information on Jackson Green, b. 9 Oct. 1855, m. 4 July 1886,and family; wife, Lura Ella (Laura) aka/Ella Chase b. 5 May 1862, d.24 Feb.1907; her parents, Elmer Chase and Betsy Brown Chase of Manchester, Iowa. Thanks. Hope to hear from someone 
Bob Hamilton   Hi, saw your posting on the Ia. Gene page and was hopeful that you might be able to help me. I have several ancestors b. at the Drakesville cemetery (all Shulls)..unfortunately Elmer Ray Jones, the former sextant has passed on and I have been unable to get any response from the cemetery since. Mr. Jones was a great help to me and helped me solove some real problems. I am trying to determine if a Ellen Lyons is interned there and..if..so..what possible info they might have on her. She was living with my gggrandfather (Benjamin Franklin Shull) as late as the end of 1901...she may well have been the mother of Ben's wife Sarah Lyons (also b. there) and is another family I am having a great deal of trouble researching. IF..Ellen Lyons is b. there I would sure appreciate any info they might have on her. Thanks alot for any help that you might offer, Bob Hamilton, in Az. 
Maria A Minear Moses MINEAR m Margaret GASTON 23 Apr 1843 Jasper MINEAR m Sarah M MOORE Ward B MINEAR m Carrie B STEELE Verah MINEAR m Raymond WILLIAMS Otto L MINEAR m Gertrude D GRIGSBY William MINEAR m Minerva SALLADAY Volney MINEAR m Sarah LATHROP Melgar MINEAR m Ettie MOSS Mary F MINEAR m Charles S BURTON Melvina MINEAR m John GRANT 

Ivy B MINEAR m James T HOCKERSMITH Minnie M MINEAR m Sherman Grant Downing Walter MINEAR m Mertie M COLLINS Ruth MINEAR m Gross GILSTRAP Pearl MINEAR m Clyde HENDERSON Verne HENDERSON m Glennis FORSYTHE 

Jabez G MOORE wife Alatha Jane Baker 

Robert C JONES wife Martha Gash Margaret A Jones m Fredrick Garret MOORE Elizabeth B MOORE m Levi SILER Dennis N MOORE m Lucinda F GARRETT Adaline MOORE m Lewis A BURTON John A MOORE m Martha HENDERSON Martha A MOORE m William HILL Caroline M MOORE m Flana WHISLER Mary A MOORE m Tillman JOHNSON Jessie O MOORE m Clarence WHISLER James A MOORE m Leona GLASBURNER Fredrick G MOORE m Mary E MORSE Elnora M MOORE m Ollie THOMPSON 

Blanche MOORE M STUFFLEBEEM William MOORE m Mary BROWN 

Maria A Minear Box 283 Hardin MT 59034 


Bruce Mullenix I am looking for information about my grandfather, Charles Albert Mozingo. He was born in Bloomfield Iowa in 1897. His parents were William Harvey Mozingo and Minnie Mae Albright, from Liberty township in Jefferson County, Iowa. Please E-mail me at BruceMull@msn.com or write to me Bruce Mullenix, 552 South 260 East - American Fork, Utah 84003. 
Linda Thompson  thompson@tcd.net I am looking for my 2nd great grandfather John A. NELSON born 1848 from Al? (I think it was on his son's birth record, but I've lost that paper), died 7 Aug 1932 in Fabius, Davis, Ia. He married Ida U. ERHART on 1 Mar 1888 at her fathers' house in Davis, Ia. They had one son: Charles Raymon NELSON b. 12 Nov 1888 in Belknap, Davis, Ia, d. 23 Apr 1974 in Bloomfield and married Minta Theo RITZ on 12 Sep 1916 in Bloomfield. Ida U. ERHART died 26 Mar 1892 and is buried in the Wesley Chapel cemetery in Marion Twp, Davis, Ia. What I need to find out is: 1. Where did John A. NELSON come from, his parents, siblings. 2. What happened to John A. NELSON after his wife Ida died? Story has it he abanded Charles Raymond NELSON in the streets of Bloomfield. Did John remarry? Are there more children? 3. Why can't I find a death record of John or Ida? 4. If Charles was left on the street, who took care of him? Thank you for your help. 
michele perry Grandparents: Myrle PERRY, 12Jan1900 Davis Co, IA, d. 15Mar1967 Eldon, IA, m. 9Sep1920 Ottumwa, IA. Nellie Larue SLOAN, b. 23APR1901 Davis Co, IA, d. 26Aug1989 Sneedville. Great Grandparents: George Washington PERRY, b. 23Aug1859 Davis Co, IA, d. 13Sep1928 Eldon, IA, m. 11Mar1890 IA. Margaret Narcissus LOWE, b. 31Oct1869 IL, d. 16Jul1923 Eldon, IA. Ralph Waldo SLOAN b. 6Mar1876 Davis Co, IA, d. 12Jul1941 Eldon, IA, m. 30May1900 Eldon, IA. Mary Elizabeth QUIGLEY, b. 24May1883 Buffolo, MO, d. 30Apr1965 Waco, TX. 2G Grandparents: William PERRY, b. 14Oct1832 Wasington Co, OH, d. 1Sep1925 Eldon, IA, m. 14Oct1858 IA. Catherine BEATTY, b. 12Sep1837 OH, d. 18Feb1925. William S. SLOAN, b. 23Sep1827 Chester Co, PA, d. 7Sep1912 Davis Co, IA, m. VanBuren Co, IA. Susannah VORHEIS, b. 6Apr1834 Guernsey Co, OH, d. 25Dec1911 IA. Elijah Robert QUIGLEY, b. 29Jun1855 Dallas Co, MO, d. 30JAN1930 Eldon, IA, m. 13Jul1879 Dallas Co, MO Seeking more information on PERRY's, SLOAN's and fellow cousins. 
Walter O. THOMPSON SURNAMES: THOMPSON, SNETTAKER, MAYFIELD, CLEME, GRAHAM, SCHACKLEFORD. I am searching for any information and descendants of my ancestors Alfred Carl THOMPSON (b.1829 NASHVILLE, TN d.@1876?) and Martha Washington [SNETTAKER] (b.1839 IN?/IA? d.1923) d/o Adam SNETTAKER and Mary [BOWEN] SNETTAKER. Alfred and Martha died in BROWN CO., IL. A.C. THOMPSON and family are listed in the 1860 APPANOOSE CO., IOWA and by 1866 they moved to BROWN CO., IL. The children that were born and died between 1856 and 1865 happened in APPANOOSE CO., IOWA. I would like to locate cemetery stones or ANYTHING if possible. Their children were: Sissy THOMPSON 1856-1856; John THOMPSON b.1851 d.1881 ?APPANOOSE CO.?; Isora THOMPSON 1859-1861; Jane THOMPSON b.1861 d.1893 ?APPANOOSE CO.? md Sam CLEME?; Seth Tuttle 1863-1898; Charles Ulissis THOMPSON 1866-1951; Elbert Elihu Jennings Bryon THOMPSON 1868-1926; Mary Esther THOMPSON 1871-1929; Sarah Caltha Elizabeth THOMPSON 1873-1955; Adam and Mary (BOWEN) SNETTAKER had at least two more daughters that might be found in APPANOOSE CO., IA. Abigail (SNETTAKER) SHACKLEFORD and Betsy (SNETTAKER) md. Dr. Jack GRAHAM. I am also searching for any information and descendants on my ancestors Seaborn MAYFIELD (b.1814 OVERTON CO., TN. d.?? maybe PUTNAM CO., MO?. or APPANOOSE CO., IOWA?) the s/o James and Nancy [GORE?] MAYFIELD. Seaborn md. Sarah CHENOWETH in 1838 PIKE CO., IL. Some of their descendants went to PUTNAM CO., and DALLAS COS., MO., BROWN, PIKE, ADAMS, KNOX COS.,IL. and ENID, OK. and IOWA. Walter O. THOMPSON, Sr.snail mail Rt1 Box 11, ELLERY, IL. 62833 (618) 445-3304 
Looking for : BUNCH 1840 BROOKS 1840 Please E-Mail   Amner@aol.com
Bob Adams ASHBY, BELL, GRAVITT, HOCKERSMITH   Be sure to check out Bob's Home page with more Davis County folks! 
Linda Power  FRENCH, Elizabeth J (AKA EJ and Jane) b. 1838 in Ind., m. Elijah Knapp in Grove Township, Davis County, March 9, 1856. They had two daughters, C.M. and E. Elizabeth married David POWER August 23, 1870, in Grove Township, Davis County. They had Jennett b. 10/1871 d. 11/1872, buried in Patterson Cemetery, Davis County. They had two more daughters, C. known as Mattie, Mary known as Mannie, and two sons, Thomas and Oron b. August 16, 1880. Elizabeth's father was Franklin R. of Davis County. Any information on Elizabeth J. FRENCH and David POWER would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Linda Power 
Cheska Wheatley  I'm researching the DONALD surname in Davis Co. Specifically, I am interested in verifying the death dates of William DONALD who is reported to have died 8 Oct 1868 at West Grove and his wife Elizabeth who died 8 Oct 1866 also at West Grove. These dates were sent to me several years ago by two researchers who are now deceased, and I failed to obtain their source of information. This information is needed for DAR and SAR applicants who descend from this couple. 
I have a Jones connection in Davis County and wondered if we share the same family and research interests. My Jones connection is through Robert Campbell Jones (son of Allen Ennis Jones) b. 11 June 1793 in KY, his wife Martha Jane Nash or Gash b. 3 Apr 1797 KY through their daughter Minerva Cinthia Jones who married Robert Biers Wallace. Robert C. Jones and his brother Martin Mitchell Jones were in Davis County (Fox River) among the earliest settlers. They were previously in Randolph Co., MO. Any chance we are interested in the same Jones family or that you may have happened across something interesting you would like to pass on regarding my Jones 'kin'? Would appreciate anything you might be able to share. Yvonne Poet Hauan   11/96 
Searching for any information that I can get on Alfred Hamilton born April 16, 1917 in Appanoose Co., Iowa. Parents were Lem & Elizabeth (White) Hamilton. Lived at Mystic, Iowa. Alfred was in the Navy about 1941. Ethel McVay 11/96 
Pile /Atwood - Looking for information on Thomas Eliston PILE b. 4-18-1824 Washington Co., KY d. 12-21-1900 Davis Co., IA m. Mary Catherine ATWOOD. Children: Joel Adaline Pile b. 5-26-1846 ,Milford D PILE b. 7-4-1855 m. Martha before 1880 James Harlan PILE b. 4-24-1859 m. Marilla Klingensmith 8-3-1879 Davis Co., IA Lucinday A PILE b. 10-1-1862 Infant daughter Pile b. 5-1-1867. Any information would be appreciated. Susan Roberts Thomas, Mary, and Joel listed in 1850 Davis Co., Bloomfield census Thomas, Mary Milford, James, Lucinday in 1870 Davis Co., Perry twp Census Thomas, Mary, Lucinday in 1880 Davis Co., Perry twp Census Susan Roberts 9/96 
GEE - NOBLE - HOWARD - MYERS - BARKLEY - KELSO - FAIST - KERFOOT - - Seeking information on Morris GEE (c1800-1862) and wife Artemicia NOBLE (c1810-1890) who moved from Randolph Co., MO, to Davis Co., IA, c1845. Children: Mark (md. Lucinda HOWARD); Cemantha (md. Thomas Barnes MYERS); Thomas; William (md. Mary Elizabeth BARKLEY); and Josephine GEE (md. James B. KELSO). Wish to compare notes and exchange info with anyone researching these lines. Thanks. Bobby J. Wadsworth  Oct 1996 
My surname list for Davis County are: BURTON 1809 - now, VA to Davis County IA, DABNEY ca 1795 - 1893, Va to MO to Davis County IA to MO, BECRAFT 1827 - 1915, IN to Davis County IA, FRANCIS 1827 - 1973 NY to OH/IA to MO to Davis County IA Trudy Plotz 10/96 
Looking for info on: HORN, DRAKE, LAWSON, HENDERSON, WOODS, FORSYTHE, COOKSEY, EATON, MORROW, REYNOLDS, JONES, WALKER, RUSSELL, all from the Davis and Appanoose areas. I also have quite a few headstone pictures of the above. I have family info to present on most of the preceding names, but no info on the following name, George DAVIS, born in Iowa (where?) abt. 1836, moved to Shannon Co., MO, about 1855 - 1860. Married Belinda Merritt Harris Crabtree, daughter was Tennessee Paralee Davis. Second wife, was Minerva Mahan, before 1880. ANY info on these families welcome. 

WRIGHT ~ I' m adding a new name to my Iowa research!

 Yvonne James-Henderson