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MESSAGE: #398451

AUTHOR: Kristi Ramsey
DATE: 7/27/2012

I am looking for any information about Charles Peckham. He was raised by William and Catherine Peckham. He is my paternal great grandfather. He married Retta Rosalee Moren and they had three girls, Lenore, Lula and Marie (Cora Marie) Peckham. All three girls are listed in the Tingley HS graduation classes.

There is a note that his daughter Lenore's granddaughter keeps in her safe deposit box dated January 15, 1867 or 1869. A Mrs. Daniels writes a note to Mrs. Peckham regarding a boy 4 years old that she can raise. Mrs. Daniels is willing to bind him to Mrs. Peckham. Mrs. Daniel's note states that "she lives west of the courthouse in a little red house." We are looking for any information regarding if Charles was the son of Mrs. Daniels, if he was possibly an orphan train rider, or any information regarding Charley, his marriage to Retta Rosalee Moren or their three daughters. Lula Ramsey was my grandmother.


MESSAGE: 394356

AUTHOR: Cris Dickinson
DATE: 6/27/2012

Looking for descendency and information on the family of James Taylor (born 1807 Kentucky) (married to Nancy S.(1803 born N.C.

John Taylor born 1829 Ohio (mentioned in some of the old pioneer stories his cabin burning down/Lumber with whipsaw son-inlaw to EL Soles), married in Wabash, In to Alpha Soles (born 1834 Ohio) (EL Soles oldest daughter) E L Soles is mentioned in many pioneer postings). I have them in the 1860 cenus than John is gone and Alpha is re-married to a man last name Abbott and has a daughter Flora B (around 1866) later she is divorced from Abbott.

John is my 3 x great grandfather I have not been able to find information regarding what happened to him between 1860 and 1865 my first thought was the civil war but have not found his name. Thank you for any information.

Sorry I mentioned Burgess one of John's son's my 2 x great grandfather was named John W. Taylor (born Ringgold 1856) married Eliza Ann Burgess born Iowa 1855)had a child (my great grandfather) born 1879 ringgold) Maries Guy Taylor he married Maud S. Barnes lived most of their lives in Iowa Ringgold area than moved to Oregon and lived out the rest of their lives.

Maries and Maud lived most of their lives and had all of their children in the Ringgold County area before moving to Oregon.

This is a picture of my 2 x Great Grandmother Eliza Ann Burgess she was married to John W. Taylor (born 1879 Ringgold Iowa)

John W. father was John (Jno) Taylor married to Alpha Ann Soles daughter of EL Soles mentioned in some of the pioneer stories. He was mentioned with EL Soles regarding the whipsaw and the burning of his and Alpha’s cabin. I am in the process of getting more photos so will forward when I receive them.


MESSAGE: 392238

AUTHOR: Billie
DATE: 6/9/2012

Looking for information on the parents of William Cox He married Eliza Jane (Thompson) Gibson in Ringgold Co on Jan 4,1876. Also looking for information on her 1st Husband Thomas Gibson, Thought to have drowned in 1874 while cutting ice.

* * * *

Eliza Jane (THOMPSON) GIBSON COX's obituary may be found on IAGenWeb's Ringgold County Site. According to the obituary she married 3rd to M. L. MOON in 1898 after moving to Nebraska.

I don't have anything for William COX or Thomas GIBSON. William isn't listed in the WPA Graves Survey for Ringgold County and Thomas may have died after the family moved on to Nebraska.

~ Sharon R. Becker
Former IAGenWeb Ringgold County Coordinator


MESSAGE: 391997

AUTHOR: Cathy Hansen
DATE: 6/7/2012

REPLY TO: Message #40355 by Betseylee Brown on 11/24/2003

Humphrey L. Brattain & Cordelia Ann (Dawson) Brattain are my Great-great Grandparents. They did have 7 children: Harry, James & William (Twins), Ella Gwendoline (Nellie 2/22/1876, Cordelia Mae, Odessa. Cordelia Ann parents James Marion Dawson born 5/9/1818 Shelbyville,KY Died 1839. Marada Broxie Bozarth. I am trying to find out if James DAwson was in the Civil. I have a photo but not sure who it is. I have her parents as Abraham John Bozarth and Mary Garner along with a story of Indians attacking her + children + others 1788-1789

MESSAGE: #387348

AUTHOR: Cris Dickinson

DATE: 4/26/2012

REPLY TO: Message #384917 by Trudy on 4/4/2012

Not sure if these will help but it is a Historial book on Ringgold and Union counties.

Volume 1

Volume 2

NOTE: The biographies contained in the above mentioned Ringgold and Union Counties book have been transcribed on IAGenWeb's Ringgold County site. ~SRB

MESSAGE: #387342

AUTHOR: Cris Dickinson Email

DATE: 4/26/2012

Looking for information on Fannie M. Day married to Emmett Barnes married - 25 Dec 1877. Ringgold County, IA gave birth to Maud Sylvia Barnes (born March 20, 1882) Maud married Maries Guy Taylor March 10, 1899 in Ringgold County Iowa. I have been able to trace maud and Maries but can find nothing on Fannie or Emmett besides wed date with ages (places of possible Counties lived in - Mt Ayr's, Lott's Creek, Red Oak, Montgomery IA and Rice.

MESSAGE: #384917

AUTHOR: Trudy email

DATE: April 4, 2012

These are my family names from Iowa I am researching. Mostly Ringgold County, but could be other counties, too.

Lieut. Ellis G. MILLER, Co. "G", 4th Iowa Infantry
MESSAGE: 381845

AUTHOR: David L. Richards

DATE: March 10, 2012

I am searching for information about Lt. Ellis G. Miller, who moved to Mt Ayr (from Muncy, PA) ca 1859. A young lawyer, he enlisted in Co G, 4th IOWA Sept 5, 1861 at Mt Ayr. Later killed at Chickasaw Bayou on Dec 29, 1862. Am trying to locate grave, which is apparently NOT in My Ayr. Photograph would be fantastic! Years later the local GAR post in Mt Ayr was named in Miller's honor. I am researching Civil War dead who were born/lived in Muncy, PA, hence the purpose of this query. I also have a few letters he wrote that were found in his pension record at the National Archives in Washington, DC.


MESSAGE #378963

AUTHOR: Steve Boles   
DATE: 2/24/2012



Message #377228

Author: Edward Thompson E-mail
Date: Feb. 15, 2012

I am looking for information on Great-great-greatgrand father Stephen Newell Thompson parents. He was born in Pennsylvania on June 25, 1812 and Married Cathine Thomas Baldridge on September 17, 1821 in Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio and moved to Ringgod County. Buried in Oliver Cemetery.

Re: Reply to Message #332640, WILLIAM CONE SR. Family
of Margaret Motter, Date: 03/30/2011

Posted by: Sharon R. Becker for Raymond V. Banner
Date: 05/29/2011

Raymond V. Banner wrote, saying this:

1. William Cone
(1) Ellston [Iowa]Centennial History 1881-1981 on the village of Wirt. The name was later changed from Wirt to Ellston. You will see a William Cone listed as being postmaster of Union Hill, three miles northeast of Wirt (Ellston). This article on Wirt was reprinted from Biographical & Historical Record of Ringgold & Union Counties, Iowa (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co, 1887), page 461.

This latter volume was republished by the Union County Genealogical Society in 1997 with a complete index, which allowed me to find William Cone in the book. I got the Mount Ayr Library to copy the sheet from the Ellston Centennial book as it was much easier to handle under a copy machine. You will see on this same sheet also a reference to a C. F. Cone, blacksmith in Wirt. This may be Conrad Cone, son of William and Rosanna Cone.

(2) The Union Hill Post Office (about three miles northeast of Wirt) was in existence from 2 August 1861 to 2 April 1882. At that time it was transferred to Wirt.

(Wirt had name changed to Ellston in 1895). I cannot tell you anymore about the post office than this.---source information from Alan H. Patera and John S. Gallagher, Iowa Post Offices (Lake Oswego, Oregon: the Depot, 1986), page 153.

(3) I found a reference in a Land Index book that Wm. Cone bought land from Henry Fries in Sect. 22, Township 70, Range 28 on Sept. 17, 1868. Range 28 is now a part of Union township; so undoubtedly this was land around the Union Hill community northeast of Wirt referred to above. The book that had information on the actual land transaction was missing.

(4) In Register of Deaths, Ringgold County, Iowa, Book One, page 20, I found that Wm. Cone died November 21, 1883. The death was not entered into the book until Feb. 19, 1884. His age was listed as 88 years, 11 months and 8 days. His occupation was listed as carpenter. His marital status was married. Cause of death was listed as heart disease. Place of death was listed as Wirt, Iowa and place of burial was listed as Union Hill on November 23, 1883. [I think the real age at time of death would have been 68 instead of 88, as 68 would agree more with census record. Probably either a copy error or a 68 that looks like an 88].

There is no Union Hill cemetery mentioned in Ringgold county records. I assume that Wm. Cone was buried on his own land. I also assume that the grave marker or markers that were once there have probably long since been gone. I do not know where Union Hill was located exactly.

2. Adam B. Cone

(1) Found a death record for this son of Wm. Cone in the same volume as above.He died May 1, 1883 at 24 years and 6 days old. He was married and a farmer. Death apparently caused by some obstruction of the bowels. He is also listed as being buried at Union Hill, May 2, 1883.

3. Michael F. Cone

(1) Michael F. Cone married Cynthia Arnold on 13 March 1873. Recorded in Ringgold county marriage records.

(2) Michael Cone and Cynthia (Arnold) Cone had a female baby on August 21, 1893 at Wirt, Iowa. It was listed as their 6th child in Register of Births, Ringgold county, Book One. The father, Michael, is listed as a blacksmith. (I did not find any other births recorded for Michael and Cynthia.)

(3) Michael F. Cone buried in Ellston, Iowa cemetery. Dates listed as 1848-1918.

4. Conrad F. Cone

(1) Conrad was mentioned as a blacksmith in the same article on Wirt in which his father William Cone was mentioned, and which I have enclosed a copy.

(2) Conrad F. Cone (age 28) married Eugenia Coffey (age 28) 10 April 1889.

Marriage performed by J. Hughey, justice of the peace. Recorded in Ringgold county marriage records.

5. Margaret ("Maggie") Cone

(1) Maggie Cone (age 16) married R R Arnold (age 23) on 4 October 1882 by _______?, justice of the peace. Recorded in Ringgold county marriage records.

(2) I did not find anything on an Ervin Arnold, child of Maggie and R Arnold. However, that does not mean that he was not born to them, as the records are inconclusive.

(3) On October 16, 1886 an infant baby girl by the name of Mary Arnold was born to Richard Arnold and Maggie (Cone) Arnold in Union township. It is listed as their third child.

(4) On January 8, 1889 a male infant, unnamed, was born to Richard Arnold and Maggie (Cone) Arnold in Union township. Listed as their fourth child. J.P. Maxwell of Wirt, Iowa was medical attendant and person making birth certificate for both the third and fourth child. (These two births found in Ringgold County Record of Births, Book One)

(5) Maggie (Cone) Arnold married W.H. Reynolds on 21 December 1889. The marriage was performed by J. Lineburg, justice of peace. Recorded in Ringgold County Marriage Records.

(6) After I returned home from the Library I found in my own personal copy of the Ellston cemetery sheet that Richard Arnold was buried in the Ellston cemetery with his death date listed as 3-6-1899 (38 years, 2 days of age). The strange thing is that Maggie I. Arnold is listed as buried in the same plot. However there are no dates at all behind her name on the cemetery sheet. Perhaps one or more of her children buried her there after her death; or perhaps her name was simply put on the stone as a memorial of her being his former wife and mother of the children. Or perhaps it was an infant or still born child named after its mother. I don’t have copying facilities this late in the day. A mystery!


The only record of Cone’s buried in Ringgold county is in the Ellston cemetery.

Michael F. Cone (1848-1918) would almost certainly be the son of William and Rosanna Cone. The other Cone’s are probably descendants of the family.

There are no existing newspapers (except for a couple stray issues) of Ellston or Tingley going back to the late 1800s. I looked for an obituary in the Ringgold Record of Mount Ayr for William Cone without success.

The last address for the Union County Genealogical Society I have is 310 N. Maple Street, Creston, Iowa 50801.

* * * *

A few days ago when doing research for another party I ran across a paragraph in the Ellston, Iowa Centennial History Book, 1881-1981, page 86 that read:

"The Pumptown Cemetery is located on this farm [Anderson farm]. It is also the site of the former Union Hill Post Office, later moved to Wirt (Ellston) when the railroad came through."

This suggested to me that since William Cone was once postmaster of Union Hill and was buried there, and since the Pumptown cemetery was identified with the Union Hill community, that perhaps William Cone was buried in what is now called Pumptown cemetery. Of course there are no Cone’s mentioned on this cemetery sheet, so if any were buried there the evidence is now gone.

Re: Reply to Message #260832, WILLIAM CONE SR. FAMILY
of January 9, 2010, by Mary Cone Stewart


Message #332640

Author: Margaret Motter
Date: 03/30/2011

I believe that I missed these follow-ups to my questions, and if I did, I am sorry. Family emergencies kept me busy for a couple of years. I DO believe that Wm Cone is buried in Wirt/ Pumptown/Ellston, but I have NO written proof, nor any pic of a gravestone. I do wonder if there ever was any? The rest of the Cones found there ARE his descendents. All info I have has come very hard, and if there is anyone out there that can help, I STILL don't know what happened to his wife, ROSANNA FREE CONE, after WM's death in 1883. She DOES appear in the 1885 census, but nothing thereafter, unless her name is so mispelled that I don't know how to find her. I DO have a copy of Wm's obit thanks to kind people in Ringgold Co- and thank you very much. Some of it is inaccurate, but I cannot correct it with written proof either. I also cannot find all of his children's marriages, or deaths.

Does anyone know if WILLIAM HENRY CONE was connected to any particular church, so that I may search for churches in NY where he lived before coming to Ohio, and on to Iowa. I also don't know who his first wife is, whom I am descended from, other than her first name may be Cnythia or possibly Isabella Cnythia. He had two children of this marriage that died in Ohio before he went to Iowa, but I am also tracking the second family in hopes I may find clues with them. I know who his father and mother are, but no further, and we are hoping that middle names may be a help in finding them if anyone who reads this knows of any of his 9 children.

In the 1870 census of 1880 there is a ANDREW and CATHERINE LEININGER living with him, and after their name is written " charity" I have found no record of them anywhere else, and if they are any family members I cannot find the link, does anyone know who they are?

ALSO-- buried in the ELLSTON CEMETERY are RICHARD ARNOLD- and there is a stone for MAGGIE ARNOLD, she is WM's daughter, but she did not die there, nor was she buried with RICHARD ARNOLD. She re-married- WILLIAM REYNOLDS, also of Ringgold County,in Dec.1889. I cannot find accurate facts of this family,there seem to be mis-ups in records, and conflicting info-- and the gravestone for RICHARD ALIX ARNOLD seems to have incorrect dates on it, unless they divorced, which also does not seem likely, and if anyone else knows more aobut this, I would like to track them further also. RICHARD ARNOLD I believe died in 1889 at the age of 38, he being born in 1861. I have tracked MAGGIE CONE and WILLIAM REYNOLDS as far as I am able, found a couple of descendents, but they also have incomplete info. RICHARD AND MAGGIE ARNOLD SEEMED to be migrant workers at one point, but I cannot find their death records. There were 4 ARNOLD children so far as I have found, perhaps more.

WM also had a daughter, ROSANNA CONE LONG, married JOHN LONG in 1870 in Ringgold County, but I also do not know when she died, though I believe it was after 1885, as per state census records. In 1895, she appears to be missing. Is there a cemetery listing for her somewhere in the area?

I know this is long and involved, but possibly some may know of one of these persons.

I thank anyone who is able to help with ANY of this family, in ANY way. I appreciate your help, and am sorry the ball got dropped for a time on my end.



Re: Reply to Message #315300, Harriet Elizabeth CHIVINGTON
of December 28, 2010, by Virginia Bunn


Message #331330

Author: Lola Mathews
Date: 03/23/2011

I have the following marriages for Harriet Chivington:

Jonas Jefferson Eckard 17 May 1869 in Polk County,Iowa

James A. Powell 25 Dec 1881 I believe,Ringgold County

Solomon Stahl 27 sept 1884, Ringgold County,Ia; status: widowed

As for Stephen M. Deal,he married Viola Eckard, cousin to Jonas, 6 Feb 1880 in Story County,Iowa. She died just a few months after their marriage. He married Lottie Hendrickson on 9 Jan 1890. They divorced by 1920.

I hope that this helps. My interest in this line is the Eckard family.

Lola Mathews

Re: Lyman E. WILSON

Surnames: WILSON, LAMB

Message #319657

Author: John B. Hagler
Date: 01/20/2011

I have been told Lyman E. Wilson published James B. Wilson Family History 1763 - 1965. I hope to obtain copies of the title page plus pages 134 thru 143.

My maternal line is from the Benjamin Lamb family of Floyd County, Indiana and Union County, Iowa. By great, great grandfather was Hiram who married Sarah Jane Emery at her home in Hopeville. By and by Hiram made his home in Murray, Clarke County, IA. and in 1903 was appointed to be the Postmaster. He held that position of trust until in 1913 he had to resign die to ill health and he died in December 1914.

I do not expect free help! I`d be more than glad to reimburse you for copying, mailing and any other expense and suggest you enclose the amount I owe.

Yours truly,

John B. Hagler
502 Vick Ave,
Raleigh, NC 27612-5028

(919) 787-1175


The Creston Library (Union County) has a catalog search feature on their website. You can find a copy of the book there. (They only have one copy.) Call number R 929 Wil

Gibson Memorial Library
200 West Howard St.
Creston, IA 50801

Phone: 641.782.2277
Fax: 641.782.4604
Or email: clibrary@iowatelecom.net

Re: Need Volunteer's Help

Surnames: DRAKE

Message #317095

Author: Sherry Bradley
Date: 07/07/2011

I need help finding vital statistics on an early family named DRAKE. John (Jonathan) Drake and Catherine Dunham Drake lived in Benton Township in the 1880 Census. In 1880, 2 sons are listed Jonathan (widower), and son Cornelius (wife Ellen). Birth, death & marriage records are needed. Also, researching volumes of Deeds at the courthouse for this Drake family will be very helpful. I'm researching these ancestors for a home-bound cousin in California. Thank you so much for helping so many of us in need. Sherry Bradley in New Mexico.

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Message #315300

Date: 12/28/2010

Does anyone have a record of her spouses and children? I am not sure what order they are in, I know she had a son, Frank Chivington with Stephen Deal.

Keller, Benjamin F.
Eckard, Jonas Jefferson(Jeff)
Edwards, George
Stahl, Solomon
Powell, Unknown
Deal, Stephen M.

Virginia Bunn

Link: http://kellerroots.tribalpages.com

URL: http://kellerroots.tribalpages.com

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Message #293932

Date: 08/19/2010

Posted by P. Charles Lunsford pcharles_lunsford@yahoo.com

My great grandmother was Ina Catherine Hayes. She was born in Ringgold County, Iowa in 1889 (though one census showed 1887). A posted genealogy on the internet shows that her mother was Adeline Gregory and her father was George Hayes. They were purported to be married in 1885. I have not been able to find any record of the George Hayes. Adeline was remarried in 1890 to Joseph Naset and they settled first in Kansas, then Wisconsin. I am trying to identify the George Hayes and what happened to him. On one census, Ina stated that her father had been born in West Virginia. If anyone has any clues, please let me know.


Message #289149

Date: 07/19/2010

Posted by: Deb nickle5@osage.net

Can anyone tell me how to pronounce Lesan? I am a narrator for the Iowa Department for the Blind and am reading an article about Lesanville as part of a magazine article.




Message #270928

Date: 03/18/2010

I believe that my great grandmother Josephine Brooks Fetty died while living with her son in Ringgold County Iowa. Date of death March 24, 1932. It is believed she is burried in Andover MO. Any info on her or her husband William Fetty would be greatly appreciated.

Maydean Fetty Tilton



Message #266532

Date: 02/16/2010

He was my grandfather. His wife was NELLIE LULU MARSHALL QUICK. They were living in Tingley, Ringgold, IA, when my father was born Dec 25, 1903. He was named NATHANIEL LAWRENCE QUICK, he had an older sister, FLORENCE LUCILLE QUICK. My father mentioned his friend whose last name was Burkhalter. Arthur Craig Quick lists RUSSELL RICHARD QUICK in his book, QUICK FAMILY IN AMERICA, 1620-1942. No date of birth, no date of death.

Does anyone know anything about RUSSELL RICHARD QUICK

Nathaniel L. Quick, Jr.


Surnames: MOON

Message #263657

Date: 01/26/2010

My grandparents, Thelma and Everett Moon lived east of Beaconsfield in the 40's to 1962. When I passed through a few years back I noticed the school was rubble. Did it just fall down? I collected a couple bricks, my aunt Marilyn (Lavone) graduated from there. I remember trips to town to sell eggs and milk.

Karen Grimes

Re: William CONE Sr. Family

Surnames: CONE, BRIGGS

Message #260832

Date: 01/09/2010

My ggrandfather Newell Cone came into Ringgold Co from Mass in 1860 according to his handwritten Obit. His (2) wife Mary Breckinridge died in 1861 and he moved to Clarke Co. in 1862. I have encountered many Cones all over the country and almost all originated in CT from Daniel Cone who came to CT in 1651/1652 from Scotland. I would like to know (1) where Mary Breckinridge Cone is buried and (2) the connection between Newell and the Cones in Ringgold Co.




Message #258073

Date: 12/20/2009

I am looking for information on Delila J. Wheatley, b. 1858 in Illinois, married Jessie T. Wheatley, d. 1935 Ringgold County, IA. Thanks you for any help.

Tom Knipp



Message #273598

Date: 04/07/2010

According to WPA Graves Survey, Delila is interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa. This is all I have for Delila.

Sharon R. Becker
Former Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator



Message #257554

Date: 12/15/2009

I am trying to locate the Date of Death for Polly Lewis. I believe it is between 1910 and 1920. She is buried in Lots Creek Cem., Ringgold Co. with her husband ASA B. Lewis and two sons Warren and C.S. LEWIS. The dates are worn off of the headstone. Is there any agency who has the records for this cemetery? Can someone local possibly do a look up for me? Thank you in advance.

Teri McDonald



Message #273590

Date: 04/07/2010

The transcription of Ringgold Cemetery, Lotts Creek Township, Ringgold County, Iowa has been completed and is on-line Ringgold County's IAGenWeb site. Polly's obituary is also on-line at IAGenWeb's Ringgold County site.

The obituary gives a death date as November 7, 1913.

Sharon R. Becker
Former Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator



Message #248286

Date: 09/21/2009


Her name was Amanda Elvina Duly (or Duley, Dooley, Dewley). She lived near Hopeville, Clarke County, Iowa in 1872 and was thought to be a Native American of the Fox Tribe. Her half brothers and sisters plus their descendants have lived in this area for years so we hope they can provide stories, letters, or some sort of documentation about Amanda. We are interested in anything that might inform us about her early years and was she a Native American.

Amanda’s mother (according to her sketchy obituary) was Maria (or Marial) Duly who married John L. Watson on 22 May 1853 in Harrison County, Missouri. Amanda was born 19 September 1850 in the same county. We wonder if Amanda was born to Native American parents and then was taken in by Maria and John Watson before their first child, Lucretia Jane Watson, was born in 1857. Their second child, Thomas W. Watson, was born in 1859 in Missouri before the family moved to Clarke County, Iowa. In that county John W. Watson was born in 1862 followed by William H. Watson in 1864.

Lucretia Jane Watson married Salomen Shafstoll and they had children Gladys and Dewey.

John W. Watson, who was buried in the Hopeville Cemetery in 1948, married Rebecca Booth and they had five children: Royal Dell in 1884, Edith Leona in 1886, Ira Everett in 1891, Ethel Mae in 1895, and Beulah in 1897.

Searches of the U.S. Census and the Clarke County Census have not answered any of our questions. Our searching and that of genealogists have not provided the wanted information in Harrison County, Missouri or Clarke County, Iowa.

Then in 1872 Amanda Elvina Duly married Solomon Bear at his home in Ringgold County, Iowa. We understand that Hopeville was the supply town for this developing neighbor county. Solomon had been recently widowed with a 10 year old son to raise and a farm that needed much work. Amanda and Solomon had four daughters (Dollie Ann, Nellie E., Mary M., and Elizabeth Agnes) and one son (William Franklin) who is my grandfather. Amanda and Solomon were both buried in the Bear Cemetery, which was a short distance from the Oliver Cemetery. Solomon’s heritage was Swiss Mennonite with a last name spelling of Bar which was eventually changed by census takers to Bear.

The 1880 U.S. Census lists all of the people identified above. And the Ringgold County genealogy records present information about Amanda and Solomon after they married. But there is nothing about the early years of Amanda Elvina Duly Bear. Can you help us?

Ramon L. Bear
Secretary of Solomon Bear Family Reunion

Need to Put Names to My Photos

Message #246488

Posted by Mary White
Date: 9/2/2009 at 05:37:19
My Grandfather Alfred Otho Waddell loved photos, and when my Father passed away, I inherited many photographs of family members. BUT.... no names on them. I was looking for someone whom may have some older photos of these families.

Greenberry and Arminta (Singleton) Reynolds
James and Sarah (Johnston) Watts
George and Evaline (Reynolds) Watts
Isaac and Elizabeth (Vandal) Waddell
Alfred and Nellie May (Watts) Waddell
and their families.

You can send me computer printouts, Photo copies, Reprints- I would be glad to pay for them.

I need to put names to these faces. Also any information on any of these families.

My address is:
M. White
804 West Prairie St.
Creston, Iowa 50801



Message #245942

Posted by Mary White
Date: 8/28/2009 at 05:27:44
GEORGE and EVALINE REYNOLDS WATTS were my Great Grandparents. I have been trying to find out who George's parents were. Thank you to Sharon Becker, whom put in obituaries, I finially have found his parents names. JAMES and SARAH JOHNSTON WATTS. I am searching for any information on them or any of the 11 other children besides George.

It appears James just surfaced in 1796 Indiana, 1856 Henry Co, Ia and no location til 1893 when he died while living in George's home in Ringgold County, Ia.

George's birthdate is also unsure, I have a Bible page that it is written Sept. 15, 1850 Des Moines County, Iowa. I believe it might of belonged to Evaline , whom wrote down her Wedding date in it. I also have a note from someone at one time that it states his Birthdate is Sept. 15, 1852 Tama County, Iowa.


Surnames: CONE, BRIGGS

Message #245004

Reply to: Messge #175644 William Cone Sr. Family, posted by Margaret Motter 15 Jul 2003
Posted By: Angie Hynek hytreefarm@hotmail.com
Date: 8/20/2009 at 07:43:00

I am on the pioneer cemetery commission for Ringgold County. We are in the process of restoring the Pumptown Cemetery, Union Township, Ringgold County, IA. Many stones are missing and William Cone has come to our attention. William Cone is shown to own 40 acres, SW quarter of Section 21, Union Township, Map dated 1915, appearing in "A Century of Memories, Ellston, Iowa, 1881-1981". William H. Cone is also listed as the last postmaster of Union Hill Post Office in Jan. 2, 1877. Union Hill was closed when the Wirt Post Office opened. This change occurred when the railroad came through and the town was moved to Wirt, later renamed Ellston. William H. Cone served as Wirt's postmaster in April 3, 1882. Union Hill was located in the southern part of section 15, Union Township. Wirt/Ellston is located in the SW Quarter of section 20, Union Township. May 27, 1878 reported in the "Ringgold Record", "Our Sabbath schools are very pleasant. We will probably have a Sunday School convention at Mr. Cone's grove in Pumptown." This was probably a reference to the Pumptown Country school, where Sunday school events were often held. The school was located in the NW quarter of Section 22, Union Township. The Pumptown Cemetery is located in the NW quarter of section 15, Union Township. Is William H. Cone buried in Pumptown Cemetery and his is one of the missing stones? The only other Cone's buried in Ringgold Co. are in the Ellston Cemetery, Sec. 30: Bert Free 1887-1955, Florence E. 1909-2000, Henry 1875-1957, Kate 1883-1966, Mike F. 1848-1918.

According to William CONE's obituary, he did die at Wirt on November 21, 1883, which would pre-date the move from Wirt to Ellston (if I have my dates correct). NOTE: Margaret Motter had posted on the query board at ancestry.com: "I am looking for anyone in Ringgold County who would be kind enough to check and see if there is an obit for William Cone, b. 1815, Vt, died Nov. 21, 1883, in Ringgold Co, and is buried there. He was marrried to Rosanna Free, and had 9 children with her, all of whom went to Iowa with them. His parents were Joseph and Phebe Cone, and he went to Iowa from Ohio, about 1869. Thanks to this forum, I was able to find him a while back, and would now like to see if there is more about him, as I know very little. I also cannot find where Rosanna went after he died. Does anyone have any idea or connection? Thanks in advance for any help that can be given."

William CONE Sr. does not appear in the WPA Graves Survey database or at findagrave.com.

Margaret Motter later posted on the query board at ancestry.com: "I am looking for info on the family of JOHN LONG- ROSANNA CONE. In the 1880 census,of UNION TOWNSHIP, RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA, they are present living down the road from WILLIAM H. CONE, ROSANNA FREE CONE, HER parents. I have not found a marriage record or death record for ROSANNA CONE LONG. I feel certain this is the right person because of the name, date of birth, place of birth, and the fact she is just down the road. In the 1885 STATE OF IOWA CENSUS, they are still there, in the same place, but by the time of the 1895 STATE CENSUS, JOHN LONG was there with some of the children, and his mother, POLLY LONG, but NO ROSANNA. Is there anyone who has any information on this family? IF so, I would sure like to hear from them. THe CONE family has been very hard to trace, the girls especially, and their families. I feel certain that ROSANNA CONE LONG would have died in Ringgold, probably Union Twp., because her husband is still there after she is missing. Her death would have to be between 1885-1895, unless she was just not present in their home at the time, which is doubtful. ANY help would be so appreciated!"

- Sharon R. Becker, Former Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator, August 26, 2009
Message #245743



Message #243488

Reply to: Message #175644 JoAnn WORSFOLD, posted by Joyce SNELL on 27 Nov 2007

Posted By: Wayne BRAWNER wbrawner@cox.net
Date: 8/5/2009 at 09:54:21

My wife is related to Ira Abner Palmer (her great grand father) do you have any relationship here?



Message #243102

Posted By: Mikki McAninch mmmmikkimac@aol.com
Date: 7/31/2009 at 17:58:08

RE: OBITUARY - WELDON C. SWIGART found on the Ringgold Co. IAGenWebProject

Do you have a way to put in a query for Ringgold Co. or contacting family from the obituaries posted?

I am a Mc Aninch by marriage, but my late fathers family was from the Stark Co., Ohio area, mainly Carroll Co. and before that when it and Stark Co. were a part of the original Tuscarawas Co.

I have Swigart connected to the following allied surnames and wonder if there is a connect:

Best, Ebersole, Hawk, Kintner, Lamb, and Moore. A large number of these families are buried in the old cemetery in Carrollton, Ohio.

Is there any way to post a query or pass along the information to the Swigart family members who survived Mr. Swigart?

Thank You.

Mikki Mc Aninch
Afton, IA

email: mmmmikkimac@aol.com

RE: Message #239587, SURNAME: MOLER

Posted By: Ken Baker
DATE: 6/29/2009 at 15:22:59

My wife's aunt, Edith Wells James, continues to search for the grave or any history on one of her uncles. Her mother was Clara Moler Wells, a member of the Molers in the Redding area. She had three brothers, Geor ge, Sel (Selma), and Ed. Uncle Ed is the mystery. Edith's memory is as follows: Ed was a long time bachelor, living on a farm in the Redding area. Sometime, she believes in the 1930s area, Ed was found dead hanging on a fence post. According to Edith's memory as a young girl, Uncle Ed supposedly had lots of money, did't trust banks, so kept his money in buckets with ears of corn on top to hide the presence of that money. She doesn't remember and she believes the whole thing was an embarassment to the family so was hushed up and not talked about.

Wonder if any one has heard this story and/or knows anything about the tale. I find information on George and on Sel, but nothing of record via internet sources for Ed.

Ken Baker

RE: Message #236988, JOHN WALTER, born 1826 in Ohio to Ringgold Iowa


In response to Message #236151 posted by Margie

Posted By: Sharon R. Becker
Date: 6/8/2009 at 03:42:09


At Ringgold County's IAGenWeb site, these pages might help you.

Move to Lotts Creek Township, 1854 (from Ohio)

Isaac SWIGART Obituary
includes photograph I took of his gravestone, May of 2009

Rev. Peter A. ANDREWS Family
includes his wife Elizabeth (WALTER)

Biography of Jonathan STUCK

Photograph of Johnathan STUCK's daughters

Biography of Edward STUCK

There's probably more. If you go to Ringgold County's website (home page) and type in any of the surnames you are looking for in the "FreeFind" text box, you should be able to find what you are looking for - if it's there on the website.

Good luck.

Sharon R. Becker
Former Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator

RE: Message #236151, JOHN WALTER, born 1826 in Ohio to Ringgold Iowa

Posted By: Margie Davidcjr@cox.net
Date: 5/31/2009 at 19:31:54

I am doing research on the family that came from Germany to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Ringgold Iowa. I descend from John Walter and Susan Swigart, their daughter Catharine(this name has been passed down for generations, although spelled differently). I am so confused right now its not funny. I have run across trees that say John's (1826) father is John (1798) and mother is Sarah Gnagy(1800). I was trying to track down on the US 1850 census John (1826) family and John (1798) family. I have found both but I now believe John (1826) is not the son of John(1798). My reason being is that John (1826) was married and living with his wife Susanah(Susan) and their daughter Harriet who was born in 1848, they lived in Springfield Lucas Ohio. I found them under ancestry.com under the last name Walters. Now for John (1798) his family I also found on ancestry.com under the last name Watters, but they have a John listed as living there same birthdate as my John. What I dont get is how my John can be included as living in 2 places at once. They also have his son Christian (Watters) born in 1840 in Ohio living with the Rickman family(I don't get that either). My John (1826) died at the early age of 37 around 1864, his wife died 2 years before that which left his 3 daughters orphans. My G. G. Grandmother Catharine was very young at the time and I found her living with Catharine and Edward Stuck in the 1870 census in Lotts Creek Ringgold Iowa. I believe Catharine Stuck to be John's(1798) daughter. I have not located Harriet or Mary Elizabeth in the 1870's census to see who they were living with, I assume they were married though. They both married Harrows from Iowa that resided between Iowa and Missouri so I assume they stayed with someone in those areas.

I will now give a breakdown of familys

John Walter/s born 1826 in Ohio married Susannah Swigart born 1831 in Ohio

Thier children:

1.Catharine Ann born Oct 10 1860 in Iowa married William Shackelford. died in Sept 26 1919 in Omaha Nebraska.

2.Harriet born Aug 26 1848 in Ohio. Married Francis(Frank) M Harrow. I dont know where she died.

3.Mary Elizabeth born Aug 30 1852 in Ohio. Married James S Harrow, They divorced sometime before 1900. She died in Souix City Clay Iowa. I also dont know if she remarried.

John Walter/s born 1798 in Pennsylvania married Sarah Gnagy born 1800 in Pennsylvania.

Their Children:

1.John G born 1826 in Ohio. Married Susan Swigart

2.Michael born 1823 in ohio died at the age of 21 died in Ohio.

3.Peter born 1825 Ohio died at the age of 34 in Iowa.

4.Catharine born 1828 Ohio married Edward Stuck died 1903 in Iowa.

5.Frances(Fanny) born 1831 in Ohio. Married Isaac Swigart. Died 1921 in Iowa. I know for sure she is Johns kid.

6.Elizabeth born in 1833 in Ohio. Married Peter Andrews. Died 1924 in Iowa. I know for sure she is Johns kid.

7.Ann*Anna*Annie*Anne born 1838 in Ohio. Married a Rearick. She died in 1888 in Ohio. I know for sure she is Johns kid.

8.Christian born in 1840 in Ohio. Married a Strayer. Died 1891 in Ohio. I know for sure he is Johns kid.

Any one who has been researching this family please help me with this. Also is there any way it could be a mixup on the 1850 census and they accidentally added John cause they were use to him being there since he had recently moved on with his family?



Davidcjr@cox.net is my email.



IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #236479

Posted By: Jessica Baskett ejbaskett@yahoo.com
Date: 6/3/2009 at 10:11:47

I am looking for information on Robert F. Reed and his family. He married Rhoda Patterson and had two children Thomas and Geneva. They came to Ringgold County from Scotland County, Missouri. He died in 1903. Thank you.

Surnames: CONE, BRIGGS

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #229982

Posted By: Kim Partridge gasper641@aol.com
Date: 4/8/2009 at 02:37:40

In Response To: WILLIAM CONE SR. FAMILY (Margaret Motter) Message: #32746

Phebe Cone Briggs and Truman Briggs SR died in Ohio in 1882 and 1879 respectively. They were my great-great grandparents.

Ringgold County Photographs of Schools & Churches

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #229190

Posted By: Sharon R Becker
Date: 3/31/2009 at 08:19:57

I am very interested in adding photographs of Ringgold County's churches and schools to Ringgold County's IAGenWeb site. If anyone has a photograph to contribute, please send as an attachment or embedded in your e-mail to The County Coordinator and note in the subject line "Ringgold County" so the e-mail won't get lost in my spamtrap. .jpg formats for photographs work the best for me. Also, if you have any information regarding the history of Ringgold County's churches and schools, I will gladly include this on the website. I am also interested in including biographies of Ringgold County's schoolteachers and ministers. Of course, you will receive credit for your submissions unless you request otherwise. Thank You!!

Sharon Becker
Former Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator


Picnic Photo

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #228679

Posted by: Becky Karsky Forschler forschlerb@gmail.com

Date: 3/26/2009 at 14:37:54

I am looking for a photo of the Community Picnic held in Diagonal about 1898. It appeared in a Diagonal or Ringgold Co. history collection in the 1970s. I have the page from that publication, but it doesn't reproduce well. The original must exist somewhere, I would expect it to be a large photo. If it can be located and scanned, I'd be glad to cover the costs to have it in electronic form.


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #226312 KNEEDLER

AUTHOR: Patricia Kneedler Rivarwoman@yahoo.com
Date: 3/10/2009 at 11:47:16
In Response To: Kneedler (sharon elliott)

Looking for info.in Lotts creek ,Mount ayer,For adoped child,My mother.Birth name,Mary Margrite Bishop...Adoped name..Ruby Ellen Martin.Art and Fanny Martin adoped her at or around her 4 th year of life.


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #69328 KNEEDLER

AUTHOR: sharon elliott sharonelliott7@msn.com
DATE: 3/7/2005 at 15:08:15

Lewis s Kneedler was my great grandfather. He married Catharine Walter. Have been looking for information for a long time on him or his family. Can anyone out there tell me anything. Who his brothers and sisters were, etc. lewis and Catharine moved to Missouri about 3 years befor she died. Are there any Walter familys that could furnish information


Whitehead Family

Poster: Suzanne Pitt Whitehead
Date: January 13, 2009
I am researching my husbands' Whitehead family. I am currently tracing his "lost" g-g-uncle John T. (prob. Thomas) Whitehead. He was born in Blount Co., TN abt. 1855 and is believed to have moved to Indiana after 1875.

I find him there married to an Annie Ike in 1882. One of their children was Howard Whitehead, b. 14,1885. I believe this to be the Howard Whitehead who married Lucinda as shown on your page: ../familypages/fam-rubyfamily.html

Ida Jane RUBY married Walter NORTON
Children of Ida Jane (RUBY) & Walter NORTON:
    2) Lucinda NORTON married Howard WHITEHEAD

Howard's W W I Draft Registration (dated Sept. 12, 1918) card lists a Lusinda Whitehead of Clinton, Ind. as his closest relative. This is presumably his wife.

I would appreciate any info you might have on this connection in the Edgar Co., IL or Vermillion Co., IN area.


Suzanne Pitt Whitehead

Cemetery Gravestone Recordings

Posted By: James H. Edge jedge@columbus.rr.com

Date: 12/29/2008 at 02:18:07

I am trying to find out how to order a RInggold County genealogy book that I saw when I was researching at the Genealogy library in Fort Wayne Indiana. I have been unable to find it mentioned in any of your Ringgold County web pages:

Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of RInggold County, Iowa
by Raymond V. Banner
A project of and Published by RInggold County Historical Society 2003

I would like to purchase a copy of this book if I can locate the source to request it. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

James H. Edge jedge@columbus.rr.com

NOTE: The only address I have for Ringgold County's Historical Society is this:

Ringgold County Historical Society, Inc.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Phone: (515) 464-2615

Mount Ayr isn't that big so a letter should get to the right person without any problem.

Sharon R. Becker
Former Ringgold County Coordinator

June 10, 2009
I have learned that Raymond V. Banner's book "Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of RInggold County, Iowa" is at the Mount Ayr Public Library. Check with your local library about an inter-library loan if you are interested in this book.

Sharon R. Becker

Former Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #212762
AUTHOR: Sharon R. Becker
DATE: 12/8/2008 at 00:08:38

I received this e-mail inquiring about the Lohrmann family in Iowa. I wanted to share this by posting it on the query boards:

Dear Friends,

I'm from Buenos Aires in Argentina and I'm tracing the genealogy of my great-grandfather who was born in the USA.

I'm contacting you because I'm looking for the birthplace of my great-grandfather Henry Clay Lohrmann son of Bartholomäus Lohrmann and Elizabeth Douglas Beattie.

According to an old resume wrote by a daughter of Henry Clay, he was born in Ringols in des Moines, but I found a County and a City named des Moines.

My great-grandfather was Henry Clay Lohrmann and was born in Jan 14th, 1875.

Henry has a brother named David Douglas Lohrmann who was born in Jan 1st, 1872.

Henry and David were sons of Bartholomäus Lohrmann (who was born in Ballendorf, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Württemberg, Germany) and Elizabeth Douglas Beattie from Canada.

I've a Census of Las Animas County in Colorado where I could find the whole family including two step-daughters of Bartholomäus.

My question is regarding the birthplace of Henry Clay and David Douglas.

Do you know if there is a possibility to find the birth record of my ancestry (may be church records)?

I really hope you could assist me in my investigation.

I thank you in advance your kindly answer.

With warm regards from Buenos Aires , Argentina.

Carlos Lohrmann

NOTE: Carlos' email addy is: carlos_lohrmann@yahoo.com.ar

Surnames:  HEYLE or HEYL, ADAMS

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #191948
AUTHOR: Jeannette Hayni
DATE: 5/7/2008 at 17:27:42

I am searching for information on a Rex Heyle and his family, parents, siblings. He was born in possibly Mo. and died in My Ayr on march 24, 1973. He married a Ruby Opal Adams. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #184900
Posted By: Carole Tucker carole.tucker@gmail.com
Date: 2/23/2008 at 22:36:52

I am trying to find descendants of the family of Joseph Ingram and Julie Brezee or Breezee, who lived in Decatur and Ringold County, Iowa

Joseph Ingram was born 20 February of 1851 in Warren County, Indiana. He died the 31 of January of 1937 and is buried at Pleasonton, in Decatur County, Iowa. Julie was born the 22 of July of 1854 in Warren County, Iowa. She died 11 of August of 1932 Their children were Ernie, Ira, Ottie, Amanda, Mina, Clifford, Bert and Tony Dennis.

Joseph's parents were Herd Ingram and Jane Cozad.

Julie's obit says her parent are Joshua and Rebecca Brazee.

We have gotten the descendants of Tony Dennis, but have not been able to find much on the older children.

Can someone help me. I am glad to share.

Carole Tucker


Posted By: Dick Priest grampsngran@yahoo.com
Date: 2/28/2008 at 09:24:12

In Response To: Ingram's (Carole Tucker)

Loren Ingram, son of Bert, married Viola Piper, my wife's aunt. Myron Ingram lives in Kellerton, Iowa. He is doing Ingram genealogy. However, he winters in Texas. They have an annual Ingram reunion. I have attended it here in Leon, Iowa.


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #193223

Posted By: Kathy Walters micromama@mchsi.com
Date: 5/21/2008 at 19:02:32

In Response To: Ingram's (Carole Tucker)

I've got a Leland Ord Ingram born in Ringgold county on January 12, 1901. Married Lavicy Angeline Umphress in 1922. I don't have anything on his family.

Surname:  TENNANT

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #195027
Posted By: Lee Lewis cll20032002@yahoo.com
Date: 6/9/2008 at 22:06:39

Does anyone have information on the Tennant family of Mt. Ayr? I have a geneology and lots of photos from my paternal grandfather's family but the only record of them on this website is high school alumna lists from the early 1900s. Are there any descendents still in the area? Thanks for any info you can send.

Surname:  TENNANT

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #208049
Posted By: Julie Watts julie@wattsfam.com
Date: 11/10/2008 at 01:04:04

In Response To: Tennant family (Lee Lewis)

I would like to compare information to see if we're related. My grandmother from Mt. Ayr had the maiden name of Tennant. Her father was born near Mediapolis. Previous generations were from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Ireland.

Surnames:  FOLTZ SNOW

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #207457
Posted By: Lewis nobuttons@yahoo.com
Date: 11/3/2008 at 13:28:59

I am looking for information about a Mary Foltz born in Iowa about 1923 who married a Dick Snow born about 1924 in Iowa.

Please email nobuttons@yahoo.com


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #201013
Posted By: Alice Carson alice.carson@gmail.com
Date: 8/12/2008 at 12:12:25

I am trying to find where Sarah A. Coddington is buried. Her family lived near Diagonal and Clearfield. She died 10 Jun 1875, aged 11 years, 26 days. Her parents were Charles Wesley Coddington and Damaris (Stevenson) Coddington.

Charles (C.W.) and Damaris are buried in Bethel cemetery.

Any help would be appreciated.


IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #203987
By: lisa mommylisax3@yahoo.com
Date: 9/17/2008 at 17:31:38

In Response To: Sarah A. Coddington (Alice Carson)

Sarah Coddington is listen at the bethel cemetery website
ringgold county genealogy site

Surname:  HETZEL

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #191948
AUTHOR: Hoffman Estates, IL
Date: : Sun, 11 Apr 1999 22:23:08 EDT

Looking for information regarding the last years of life of my great-great grandfather, Conrad HETZEL, who appears in the 1900 census of Union County. In that census he was living at 809 S. Cherry with his daughter Mary, her husband, Clarence Jolly, and their son, Aubrey, who was born in May, 1898. I know the following about Conrad HETZEL: He was born in Wuerttemburg in November, 1833 and emigrated from Germany to the US in 1852. He was in Henry County, Iowa in 1860 and in Ringgold County in 1870 and 1880. He was a widower in 1900; his wife Mary passed away in April, 1881 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Poe Township, Ringgold County. The 1880 census shows 4 children; the 1860 census shows 5 different children. One of those 1880 children is my great-grandfather, also named Conrad HETZEL, who was born in 1866 and died in 1963. His obituary says that he lived all of his life in Ringgold County- except for a short time when he lived in Creston. I know he was married in Creston in 1892. There's an Aubrey JOLLY in the Social Security Master Death Index who was born in May, 1898 and died in November, 1990. The geography in his record is Washington State. Could the entire family have moved to the Pacific Northwest? I would like to find out when and where the senior Conrad HETZEL died and where he is buried. An obituary might answer a lot of the questions I have about him and his other children.

Thanks- Jay Wight Hoffman Estates, IL  Jaywight2@aol.com


AUTHOR: Unknown
Email: Innixa @aol.com
Location: Unknown
Date: : Tue, 6 Apr 1999 18:20:09 EDT

Comments: Ella Mable Diamond Married to A.J. Cornelison Lived in Union, Ringold and Decatur Co, Has two Bros. buried in Union Co. Any info on HER family

much thanks Reply to Innixa @aol.com


AUTHOR: M. McMillion
Email: MMcmil9775@aol.com
Location: Unknown
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 22:06:56 EST

GILBERT, Elta May-Born Oct. 30, 1889 near Lorinor, Union County. Elta May married John Perry McMillion Feb. 26, 1910 in Wenterset, Madlson Country. John Perry McMillion moved from Flatwood, Braxton County, WV. John died Jan. 11, 1936 and was burial in Ellston Cemetery. Elta May died August 08, 1963, in Iowa City, Johnson County. Elta May's Father was Ezra Ellsworth Gilbert and her Mother was Alpha Retta Campbe. John and Elta May are my Great Grandparents. My dad's name was Thomas E. McMillion. Any information I can get would be helpful. Thanks


Submitter: Daryl Wilson DMAX952@aol.com
Date: 20 Mar 2002

I need information on William "Will" and "Retty" WIGHT who lived in New Hampton, Harrison Co. Mo., from the 1930's through the late 1940's. They were related to the WILSON and CASE families who lived in Iowa, in the Ringgold City community in Lotts Creek Township, Ringgold Co. They did not have children of there own, but took in and may have adopted a boy called "Lee". I remember visiting the WRIGHTS with my parents in the early 1940's and again later when Lee was home on leave from the Army. I would like to correspond with anyone who knew these folks, and exchange information.

Surnames:  MULL, COMER

IAGenWeb Query Board Message: #191948
Submitter: Laurese Herron famleetyz1@hotmail.com
Date: 21 Feb 2000

Am looking for info on family of Marion Francis MULL. He married Sarah COMER b. Dec 1874; one son Claude b. Oct. 1899. Resided Lincoln Twp. in Harrison Co, 1900. By 1910, Marion shows up in Ringgold Co., IA and is listed as widowed. His son Claude is not listed either. I'm assuming Sarah & Claude died between 1900-1910. There are two cemeteries in Lincoln Twp., Lincoln Center and Weaver Chapel. Both are near Hatfield. Is there anyone that can do lookups in these cemeteries or know if there is an index available?

Thanks in advance.

Laurese Herron 36744 N. 14th St. Desert Hills, AZ 85086

Queries contained in the links below were made prior to the archival project of IAGenWeb. Note that some of the e-mail addresses are quite old and may not be valid at this time. However there might be information that will assist you in your genealogical research.

Queries April 1997 through January 1998

  • Ringgold County surnames included in this archive are:
    Adams Alexander Baker Beadle Beck Beer Bell Bellamy Bennett Bott Brandon Brown Button Camp Carnahan Carr Carter Christiansen Cole Cool Coverdell Croy Damon Decker Dunning Everly Ferber Fraher Fry Fullerton Gallagher Gruber Hamilton Harvey Hawley Hendricks Hessenflow Holden Jackson James Johnson Kalahar Keller King Klaassen Knowles Kothe Krussow Lugar Maloy Mekemson Messinger Mincy Miller Mills Moler Mulcahy Newton Nichols Peckham Phillips Polen Pratt Randolph Reynolds Rockwood Ross Ruby Saathoff Sargent Saville Scott Shirk Sickels Sinco Sissel Slavik Snyder Stephens/Stevens Steward Strain Swan Tindle VanZandt Watts Weatherly Wiley Williams Woolman Workman Woods
  • Ringgold County towns, townships, and cemeteries included in this archive are:
    Beaconsfield, Benton, Clearfield, Diagonal, Knowlton, Maloy, Mount Ayr, Platteville, Redding, Tingley, Diagonal Township, Grant Township, Jefferson Township, Riley Township, Washington Township, Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr
  • Queries February 1998 through April 1998

  • Ringgold County surnames included in this archive are:
    Akers Alexander Anderson Arnold Atwood Bailey Ballard Baker Barger Barney Beatty Bee Bell Benson Benton Beverage Blaine Blake Blakesley Bonham Breen Brown Burgner Burns Byerly Cabaret Campbell Cartwright Cheese Clark Conley Cook Cooper Criswell Culbertson Dahlstrom Dale DeBolt Deobert Draper Duff Egly Farmer Farthing Fitch Fittro Franklin Freed Fugate Garber Gildersdleeve Gillett Glazebrook Glyde Goodell Graham Hall Hammond Hay Heath Himes Hoff House Hugeback Humphrey Jackson Jensen Johnson Johnston Karr Kellar/Keller Kinch Landreth Lanning Light Linehan Lorimor Loudon Loveridge Lyddon Lynch Maggard McAninch McCurdy McGehee McIntosh Miller Morris Mosier Munoz O’Brien Osborn Pae Paisley Patrick Perkins Pfander Putnam Ratcliffe Ricci Richardson Ridgeway Robbins Ross Ruby Saltzman Schack Seely Sergeant Short Shull Slade Smith Snedaker Speck Speelman Stephens Strouse Sutherland Swigart Tagg Venn Walter Walters Wedding Welhoff Wells Wheeler White Wright Yard/Yarde Yoho Young
  • Ringgold County towns, townships, and cemeteries included in this archive are:
    Beaconsfield, Caledonia, Diagonal, Ellston, Kellerton, Maloy, Mount Ayr, Redding, Tingley, Grant Township, Middlefork Township, Monroe Township, Tingley Township, Union Township, Johnston Cemetery, Oliver, Cemetery, Monroe Township, Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Tingley Cemetery, Tingley
  • Queries posted for Ringgold County at IAGenWeb's Query Board site features a search engine, enabling a search by surname only or by surname and message text.



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