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Subject: Re: Noah and Sarah M Wornstaff & Criswell Family

Date: Monday, July 30, 2001 4:41 PM

No, I am not related to Jasper. I am related to his first wife Delila Belle

Criswell. I used the spelling Warnstaff, as that is what the marriage

license stated.

However, in checking the cemetery records, I find Jasper Wornstaff,

1856-1893, buried in Wheelis Cemetery. I'm sure this is the same gentleman

that Delila married, as the date of birth is the same. BUT - supposedly

Jasper remarried to Meda Bernard in 1894, which is one year after his date of

death. I am assuming the cemetery transcription is incorrect (I hope -

although my 1st husband could have been termed as dead during our marriage).

I'm confused. Can someone clear this up?

While I'm on the subject of the Criswell family, is anyone researching the

family of Jonathan A. Criswell (b. 1812 KY d. bet 1870/1880 prob. Decatur Co.)

and Ruth Ann (or Rosanna) Day (b. 1825 Jefferson Co., NY d. aft 1880).

Jonathan and Ruth Ann had children:

1. Emily b. abt 1853

2. Louisa b. abt 1855

3. Delila b. abt 1859 m. Jasper Warnstaff/Wornstaff

4. Stephen Jay b. 1860 m. Harriet Daykin

5. Frank b. abt 1868

The family resided in Decatur Co., Iowa from abt 1860 to after 1880.

Lynnea Dickinson

In a message dated 07/29/2001 9:28:09 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:


> Are you related to Jasper? I noticed that you are spelling the surname a

> different way. Do you know family history concerning the Wornstaff and

> Wheeler line? Were there Taylor's, Spaulding, Main or Hakes mentioned?

> Please keep in touch.

> Esse







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