Ancestors of Hazel Pickering
 

Generation No. 1

    1.  Hazel Pickering, born 29 March 1891; died 05 July 1894.  She was the
daughter of 2. Martin Pickering and 3. Ethel ?.

Notes for Hazel Pickering:
 

Subj:  DEATH OF HAZEL PICKERING.
Date:  4/22/2001 9:16:41 PM Central Daylight Time
 
 

Decatur County Journal
July l2, l894

HAZEL, the little three-year-old daughter of MR. and MRS. MART PICKERING,
died of her injuries last Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The accident
occurred about 9:30 o'clock in the morning.

The three little children were alone in the house, the eldest being but five
years of age.  MRS. PICKERING had gone up town on an errand for a short time.
 It is supposed the children were playing with matches and little HAZEL's
clothing was soon enveloped in flames.  Her screams attracted the attention
of MRS. LEANDER POWELL, a neighbor, who was severely burned in attempting to
extinguish the flames.  DRS. BOWMAN and GARDNER were called and rendered all
the medical aid possible, but
without avail and at 3 o'clock, death came to the relief of the little
sufferer.

The funeral services were conducted by REV. HUGHES at the house the following
day at 2 o'clock p.m. The parents have the sympathy of all their friends and
neighbors.
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Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
 

More About Hazel Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa

Generation No. 2

    2.  Martin Pickering, born 02 October 1865; died 31 March 1911.  He was
the son of 4. Jermiah M. Pickering and 5. Abigail Burnison.  He married 3.
Ethel ?.
    3.  Ethel ?, born 13 April 1870; died 18 November 1955.

Notes for Martin Pickering:

Leon Cemetery, Section C

PICKERING, Ethel "Mother" Apr 13, 1870 - Nov 18, 1955 (R9-14)
PICKERING, Frank J. 1874-1937 (R15-6)
PICKERING, Hazel "Daughter" Mar 29, 1891 - Jul 5, 1894 (R9-17)
PICKERING, Hilma S. Dec 27, 1898 - Oct 14, 1971 (R8-9)
PICKERING, Howard "Son" Sep 25, 1902 - Jan 1, 1937 (R9-15)
PICKERING, Louie S. Jul 22, 1898 - Jul 15, 1977 (R8-9)
PICKERING, Martha A. 1877-1972 (R15-6)
PICKERING, Martin "Father" Oct 2, 1865 - Mar 31, 1911 (R9-16)
PICKERING (R9-13)

More About Martin Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa

More About Ethel ?:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa

Children of Martin Pickering and Ethel ? are:
        i.  Howard Pickering, born 25 September 1902; died 01 January 1937.

More About Howard Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa

    1   ii. Hazel Pickering, born 29 March 1891; died 05 July 1894.
 

Generation No. 3

    4.  Jermiah M. Pickering, born 21 November 1843 in Ohio; died 02 June
1924 in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa (Original Section).  He was
the son of 8. Abel Pickering and 9. Eliza Jane Ruby.  He married 5. Abigail
Burnison 17 May 1863 in Lima, Ohio.
    5.  Abigail Burnison, born 08 February 1844 in Marion Co., Ohio; died 17
October 1936 in Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa.  She was the daughter of 10. Samuel
Burnison and 11. Sarah Ann Wilson.

Notes for Jermiah M. Pickering:
1. Source: Obit. of Abigail, his wife, moved to Decatur Co., Iowa 1865.
 
 

2. Source
 

Leon Cemetery Records
Center Township, Decatur Co., IA
 

Source: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade and transcribed
for our site by Janice Lira.
 

History of the Leon Cemetery
The oldest know cemetery of Leon was located about one mile east of Leon on
Highway #2. The old road went straight east instead of curving north, and
this cemetery was on the south side of the road. There were reported about 20
graves there.

Later a Leon Cemetery was established in it's present location (Center
Township. Section 29) and burials were made in the section to the east of the
main gate. (This section is now known as "Original Cemetery." Some donations
were given to the city to remove the bodies from the bodies from the old
original cemetery east of Leon and for their interment in the Leon Cemetery.
Supposedly they were buried just west of the main gate. Probably the whole
original Leon Cemetery was Original Section and the east one-half of Section
D.

Much of the information in this history is from the "History of Leon Cemetery
Association" written by Edgar H. Epperly, President, in 1974. In 1912 the
Leon Cemetery Association was organized for one purpose only, to assist the
city in the beautification and upkeep of the cemetery.

An iron fence and two iron gate entrances were built about 1912. This was
done to keep the cemetery from being used as a pasture for livestock. Back in
the horse and buggy days there were very few cars and livestock was not in
danger of being hit by cars, so they were turned loose to forage for
themselves, and often entered the cemetery for grazing. In 1914 the
association "destroyed gopher mounds and skunk dens."
 

Important Dates
 

PICKERING, Abigail 1844-1936(11-3)
PICKERING, Allie son of J.M. & A. died Sep 20, 1870 aged 2y 5m 5d(11-2)
PICKERING, Clyde 1886-1952(11-1)
PICKERING, Jeremiah 1844-1924(11-3)
 

3. Source:  E-mail from -----------   April 4, 2000
Note: She lives in Tacoma, Washington and her mother lives next door to her.
 

JEREMIAH PICKERING
BORN: FEBRUARY 11, 1843 IN OHIO
PARENTS: ABEL AND ELIZA JANE (RUBY)PICKERING (NOT TO
SURE ABOUT THIS BUT THIS IS WHAT WAS SENT TO ME)
MARRIAGE: ABIGAIL BURNISON
CHILDREN: LEEANDER, LOAMI (9 CHILDREN TOTAL)
OCCUPATION: BLACKSMITH
HOME:LEON, IOWA
DIED: FEBRUARY 6, 1924-LEON,IOWA-PARALYSIS
 

Notes for Abigail Burnison:
1. Source: Obituary  from the Leon paper.
 

    Abigail Burnison was born in Marion Co., Ohio Feb. 8, 1844 and departed
this earthly pilgrimage at her home in Leon, Iowa on Oct. 17, 1936, at the
age of 92 years, 8 months and 9 days.
    On May 16, 1863 she was united in marriage to Jermiah Pickering at Lima,
Ohio. In 1865 Mr. and Mrs. Pickering moved to Decatur County, Iowa where she
continually resided. On Feb. 24, 1924 Mr. Pickering passed away. Mr. and Mrs.
Pickering were the parents of ten children. Five still survive their mother,
three sons and two daughters. Leander Pickering, Frank Pickering and Clyde
Pickering all of Leon Iowa. And Mrs. Hail Coates of Merina, Colorado and Mrs.
Harry Craggo of Leon. There are 27 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren
and eight great-great grandchildren making up 5 generations in this family.
    Mrs. Pickering was a member of the Christain Adventist church for many
years. She loved her church, her bible and her lord.
    Grandma Pickering as she called by her many Freind was a most remarkable
women for her age. She loved to tell the events of her early life, but she
till was alert in mind to the present.
    Blessed are the dead who die in the lord from henceforth; yea said the
spirt, that they may rest from their labor, for their work do follow them.
    Funeral services were held from the Stewart Funeral Home Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. S. C. Henderson of the Brethren
Church. Interment was in the Leon cemetery.
    Card of thanks . We wish to express our appreciation and deepest thanks
to those who were so kind to us at the death of our mother. We also wish to
thank you for the beautiful floral offerings. The Children.
 

2. Source:  E-mail from -----------  hsg13063@yahoo.com (heidi garcia)
 

ABIGAIL BURNISON PICKERING
BORN: FEB. 8, 1844 IN MARION CO. OHIO
PARENTS: SAMUEL AND SARAH ANN (WILSON) BURNISON
MARRIAGE: JEREMIAH PICKERING
HOME: LEON, IOWA
NOTES FOR ABIGAIL: HER FATHER, SAMUEL WAS BORN IN 1811
IN PA. AND HE DIED JUNE 11, 1898. HER MOTHER SARAH ANN
WILSON DIED AUG. 25, 1891 FROM KIDNEY CANCER.
DIED: OCT. 17, 1936
 
 

More About Abigail Burnison:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa (Original Section)

Children of Jermiah Pickering and Abigail Burnison are:
        i.  Leeander Pickering, born 24 June 1871 in Decatur Co., Iowa; died
20 August 1962 in Corydon, Wayne Co., Iowa; married Lillie Victoria White 31
December 1895 in Leon, Dcatur Co., Iowa; born 21 September 1877 in Beaver
Falls, Minnesota; died 22 November 1948 in Corydon, Wayne Co., Iowa.

Notes for Leeander Pickering:
1. Source:
 
 

Leon Cemetery, Sections B-C-D
Center Township, Decatur Co., IA

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Source: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade and transcribed
for our site by Janice Lira.
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LEON CEMETERY - SECTION B
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PICKERING, Archie L. 1893-1971 (2-13)
PICKERING, Lee A. 1871-1962 (9-8)
PICKERING, Lillie V. 1877-1948 (9-8)
 

2.  Source:  E-mail from -----------  hsg13063@yahoo.com (heidi garcia)
 

LEEANDER PICKERING
BORN:JUNE 24, 1871 IN OHIO
PARENTS JEREMIAH AND ABIGAIL (BURNISON)PICKERING
SIBLINGS: HAD 8 BROTHERS AND SISTERS
MARRIAGE: LILLIE VICTORIA WHITE
OCCUPATION: BLACKSMITH WITH FATHER, COURT BALIFF,
STONE CUTTER FOR HARRIS MONUMENT WORKS
HOME:412 E. MONROE ST. CORYDON, IOWA
NOTES FOR LEEANDER: WHEN LEE WAS A SMALL CHILD HE WENT WITH HIS PARENTS IN A
COVERED WAGON TO KANSAS. THEY WERE THERE ONLY A BRIEF TIME. UPON RETURNING TO
IOWA, HE WORKED WITH HIS FATHER IN THE PICKERING BLACKSMITH SHOP. WHEN A BOY
HE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, HELPING TO CUT THE
TIMBER TO BUILD THE ORIGINAL CHURCH IN LEON, IOWA. DIED: AUG. 20, 1962-
CORYDON, IOWA-CARIW PULMONARY
COLLAPSE DUE TO PNEUMONIA
 

More About Leeander Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa ( Section B)

Notes for Lillie Victoria White:
1. Source:  E-mail from -----------  hsg13063@yahoo.com (heidi garcia)
 

LILLIE VICTORIA WHITE PICKERING
BORN: SEPT. 21, 1877- BEAVER FALLS, MN
PARENTS: JOHN HAIRAM AND PHOEBE JANE (BUTLER) WHITE
MARRIAGE: LEE ANDER PICKERING- DECEMBER 31,
1895-LEON,IOWA
CHILDREN: ARCHIE(1-19-1898), MADGE (8-27-1902), MERLE
(4-27-1902), FREDERICK HAROLD (1-26-1904), OPAL
(9-18-1905) BERTIE (8-27-1908), MARTIN (10-12-1909)
MELVILLE (TWIN-1-10-1911), MILDRED (TWIN-1-10-1911),
VELMA (2-27-1912), JERRY (10-19-1914), DELBERT
(5-12-1917), VERNON (8-27-1918), REX (3-1-1923)
OCCUPATION: HOMEMAKER
NOTES FOR LILLIE: FAMILY MEMBERS TOLD OF LILLIE BEING 1/2 INDIAN AND THAT HER
MOTHER, PHOEBE JANE WAS CAPTURED BY THE INDIANS AND LILLIE WAS A RESULT OF
THIS CAPTURE. JOHN HAD TO BARTER WITH THE INDIANS TO GET THEM BACK. THERE
WERE ALOT OF INDIAN AND SETTLER HOSTILITIES GOING ON THEN, BUT AFTER
SEARCHING AND WRITING TO MINNESOTA I WAS UNABLE TO FIND FACTS TO SUPPORT
THIS.(BY A COUSIN)  DIED: NOV. 22, 1948-CORYDON, IOWA-CORONARY OCCLUSION (HAD
A HEART ATTACK A WEEK BEFORE)
 
 

More About Lillie Victoria White:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa ( Section B)

        ii. Clyde Pickering, born 1886; died 1952.

More About Clyde Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa

    2   iii.    Martin Pickering, born 02 October 1865; died 31 March 1911;
married Ethel ?.
        iv. Frank Pickering, born 1874; died 1937; married Martha A. ?; born
1877; died 1972.

More About Frank Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa ( Section C)

More About Martha A. ?:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa ( Section C)

        v.  ? Pickering, married Hall Cates.

More About ? Pickering:
Residence: October 1936, Mering, Colorado

        vi. ? Pickering, married Harry Cargo.

More About ? Pickering:
Residence: October 1936, Leon, Iowa

        vii.    Allie Pickering, born 1868 in Decatur Co., Iowa1; died 20
September 1870 in Decatur Co., Iowa.

More About Allie Pickering:
Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa
 

Generation No. 4

    8.  Abel Pickering  He married 9. Eliza Jane Ruby.
    9.  Eliza Jane Ruby

Notes for Abel Pickering:
Subj:    Re: Your Orndorff query
Date:   05/05/2000 7:55:43 PM !!!First Boot!!!
From:   KPICKERING@tnema.org (Kurt Pickering)
To: RAILSELLER@aol.com

Still looking over what you sent - I've seen most of it but there's the odd
paragraph here and there that seems new to me, so I'm trying to be very
thorough.

Meanwhile, I should answer your question about the Jeremiah line.  Not
specifically, but there was an Abel among the family that founded the town of
Pickerington in Fairfield County (Violet Twp, I believe), OH.  Can't tell
from this if it's the same guy, but it could well be.  I haven't kept that
stuff because I find no connection, but I believe Abel's father's name was
Levi, and that Levi's father was Samuel.  Samuel was born in VA but moved to
Greene County, TN (actually, then NC) as a boy.

If this is that line, these folks were Quaker - there's a lot of good
information on them in the usual Quaker sources.

Kurt
 

Child of Abel Pickering and Eliza Ruby is:
    4   i.  Jermiah M. Pickering, born 21 November 1843 in Ohio; died 02 June
1924 in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa (Original Section); married
Abigail Burnison 17 May 1863 in Lima, Ohio.
 

    10.  Samuel Burnison, born 07 October 1811 in Orange Co., New York; died
11 June 1898 in Decatur Co., Iowa.  He married 11. Sarah Ann Wilson.
    11.  Sarah Ann Wilson, born 29 May 1812; died 25 August 1891 in Decatur
Co., Iowa.

Notes for Samuel Burnison:
1. SOURCE:  Decatur Co., Iowa web site.
 

PALESTINE CEMETERY

Decatur County, Iowa
Decatur Township
Section 25

Nearest town:  Leon
Earliest tombstone burial:  Nov. 10, 1857  #11-10
Latest tombstone burial: 1980 #3-8

History:  Palestine Cemetery adjoined the Palestine Baptist Church.  The
church was built by lumber donated by several families with sawmills.  The
church was torn down in 1950, but the foundation, 30' X 305', is still
visible.  There is a plot record showing who purchased lots, but the plot
does not show burials.  There are many graves in the cemetery that are not
marked.
 
 

BURNISON, Samuel GAR 43rd Ohio Vol. Born Oct 7, 1811 died June 11, 1898
(21-9)

BURNISON, Sara A wife of S. died Aug 25, 1891 aged 79y 3m (21-8)
 

Source: Marion Co., Ohio Bonner Cemetery, Bowing Green Township

BURNISON, Andrew B. s/o J.S. & S._. d Jan 16 1862 Aged: 6y 5m 22d Bonner (8)
Bowling Green

James S. Burnison lived in Marion Co., Ohio probably a brother to Samuel
Burnison
 

BURNISON 205A-221A-228B   Beaver County, PENNSYLVANIA: Surname Index Federal
Census 1850
Note: Samuel Burnison was listed in Household 221, Moon Township, Beaver co.,
Pennyslvania

BURNISON 91   Beaver County, PENNSYLVANIA: Surname Index Federal Census 1800
- 1840

BURNISON 192A  Lawrence County, PENNSYLVANIA: 1850 Census Surname Index
 
 
 

Decatur Co., Iowa book on civil war vets page 40
 
 

Burnison, Samuel J.,  Pvt B 43 OH Inf b 7 Oct 1811, Orange Go, NY; d 11 Jun
1888, Leon; bur Palestine Cem, near Leon.
Wives; I, Sarah A Wilson; 2, Martha J Graham.
Ch: James, OK; Elizabeth Kelly, Cawker City, KS; Abigail Pickering, Leon;
William (CW Vet, deceased); Andrew, deceased.
 
 

bj: (no subject)
Date:   04/08/2000 4:52:01 PM !!!First Boot!!!
From:   SUPMOM444
To: RAILSELLER

Thank you for your response.  I was beginning to think I was the only one
looking.  I'm not sure about some of the info you wanted but I'll give you
what I have and see if we can find some kind of a connection.

1. Samuel Burnison
B-Abt. 1820-1826 in Marion, Ohio (this is not know for sure)
D- Possibly Ohio or Iowa (maybe Colorado if he lived to a ripe old age)
Wife- Sarah Ann (Unknown if Ann is last name or middle)
B-Abt.1824-1826 Ohio
D-Same as Samuel
M- Abt. 1844

Their Children (only know one)
2. Samuel James Burnison
B- 30, Sep. 1846 Marion Co., Ohio
D-5, Nov. 1909 Denver, Colorado
Burial- Davis City, Decatur, Iowa
1-Wife-Frances Atha or Altha M-1864
B-Abt. 1848 Ohio, Father Harvey
2-Wife-Rachel Ellen Smith M-1, Aug. 1867
B-28, Feb. 1849 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
D-26,July 1919 Mt. Ayr, Ringgold Co., Iowa

Children of Samuel and Frances are:
1. William Alonzo Burnison
B- 10, Dec. 1864 Leon, Decatur, Iowa
D-30, Apr. 1950 Yakima, Yakima Co., WA
Burial- 4, May 1950 Yakima, Yakima Co., WA
Two spouse
Unknown if they had any other children

Children of Samuel and Rachel are:
1. Cora Burnison
B- 29 June 1868 Iowa
D- 22 Apr. 1913
One spouse
2. Nora Burnison
B-Abt. 1870 Iowa
One spouse
3. Sadie Burnison
B-Abt.1872 Ringgold, Iowa
Two spouse
4. Ella Burnison
B-2 Mar. 1876 Ringgold, Iowa
D-21 Oct. 1970
One spouse
5. Samuel Edgar Burnison
B-21 May 1881 Caledonia, Ringgold, Iowa
D-23 Apr. 1962 Edina, Knox, MO
Burial-25 Apr. 1962 La Plata, Macon, MO
Three spouse
6. Ruth A. Burnison
B-Dec. 1883 Iowa
One spouse
7. Charles G. Burnison
B-19 Dec. 1885 Caledonia, Ringgold, Iowa
D-Oct. 1970
Two spouse
8.  Abby Burnison
B-19 Nov. 1887 Mt. Ayr, Ringgold, Iowa
D-1912
One spouse

3. William Alonzo Burnison
1Wife-Fleda Florence Moore
B-9 Feb. 1888 Neodeshia, Wilson Co., Kansas
M-25 July 1907 Fay, Custer Co., Oklahoma
2Wife-Sarah Lenora Osborn
B- 23 Dec. 1884

Children of William and Fleda are:
1. William Burnison
Passed away
2. Mary Donna Burnison
B- 6 Oct. 1919 Oklahoma
Still living
One spouse

Children of William and Sarah are:
1. Samuel Walter Burnison
2. Mabel Burnison

4. Mary Donna Burnison
Husband Carl Ray Lovett 10 Dec. 1913 Oklahoma
Still Living
M-17 Apr. 1938 Yakima,Yakima Co. Wa
Generation 4 would be my grandparents.  My grandmother Mary is the on who
started me looking for the Burnison's.  She would like to no more about her
family so I've been try to find out for her.  I probably gave you more info
than you needed but I wanted to make sure I gave you enough to make the
connection if there is one.  Please let me know either way.  Respond soon.

Thanks again for your response,
Anja

More About Samuel Burnison:
Burial: Palestine Cemetery, Decatur Co., Iowa

More About Sarah Ann Wilson:
Burial: Palestine Cemetery, Decatur Co., Iowa

Children of Samuel Burnison and Sarah Wilson are:
    5   i.  Abigail Burnison, born 08 February 1844 in Marion Co., Ohio; died
17 October 1936 in Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa; married Jermiah M. Pickering 17
May 1863 in Lima, Ohio.
        ii. James Burnison

More About James Burnison:
Residence: Oklahoma

        iii.    Elizabeth Burnison, married ? Kelly.

More About Elizabeth Burnison:
Residence: Cawker City, Kansas

        iv. William Burnison
        v.  Andrew Burnison
 
 

Endnotes

1.  Decatur Co., Iowa Cemetery book, Aged 2yrs., 5m., 5d.

At 12:02 4/23/01, you wrote:
>     1.  Hazel Pickering, born 29 March 1891; died 05 July 1894.  She was the
>daughter of 2. Martin Pickering and 3. Ethel ?.
>
>Notes for Hazel Pickering:

Martin B Pickering  (born 22 October 1865, died of acute alcohol poisoning
31 March 1911 in Leon Iowa), married Ethel Isabel Schenck 20 May 1888 in
Leon.  Ethel (b 13 April 1870 d 18 Nov 1955 in Leon) was the daughter of
Tilghman H Schenck and Matilda A Shelton.  Ethel had 6 brothers and sisters
but only one besides herself lived past young adulthood.  The rest died
within a few years of each other of tuberculosis.  Mathilda Shelton was the
youngest daughter of John T Shelton by his first wife Isabel Rowan.  Isabel
died when Mathilda was only a few years old and she was raised by Jane
Flower, John T's second wife.  I have a ton of info on the Decatur county
Sheltons if anyone is interested.

Pam Shelton-Anderson