Taylor County, Iowa
Queries for 2000

        look-up request
           Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:35:05 -0600
           "Dotte Schneider"
I am searching for any information about an ancestor, MARGARET "Maggie" (Thompson) WILSON, that
was said to have been a resident of Corning in 1923, and died in 1928.  Was it in Corning, and if so, where
is she buried, and what was her husband's given name?  (She was the widow of DANIEL R. CHURCH who
died in 1881.)  Also seeking any information regarding marriage dates, obituraries, and the Church or Wilson
gravesites.  Thank you.  Your assistance will be sincerely appreciated!
Dotte Schneider
Lake of the Ozarks


  Cox, Marsell, Shum, Steuart, Thomas
Tunnicliff, Van Sweringen

Seeking information on and contact with other researchers of any of the following Taylor and Page
County surnames:
SHUM, MARSELL   Clarinda (Page County), New Market (Taylor County) areas
THOMAS, COX     Clarinda
Also, we have a large photo of Peter (Sr.) and Elizabeth Shum and their eleven children. Need help
in identifying the children. Can email a copy of the photo.
Thank you. Merrily Tunnicliff, Clarinda, 15 Jan 2000

Foreman, Golding, Cobb, Bates

I just received some information on Solomon FOREMAN, who was brother to my
ancestor, Hiram FOREMAN. They lived in Shelby Co IN, where their father,
John or John Peter died in 1830's. Their mother was Margaret ?. I have a
file on some court records in Shelby Co IN, pertaining to the settlement of
Peter's estate, as well as others in the family.

This new information leads me to Taylor Co IA, where Solomon FOREMAN and
his wife, Rachel GOLDING lived and died. It is said eleven families,
including two of Rachel's brothers' families, and her mother came as well
to IA. They came to IA in 1854. Solomon and Rachel went to IL in 1860, but
came back to IA the next year. She is believed to be the dau of Andrew and
Catherine (BATES) GOLDING, and was b 1815 IN. She died in Taylor Co and is buried Mohler Cemetery, as is Solomon.
Their ch were Joseph, Alfred, Cyntha, Emons, Albert, and Matilda, married
1870 to Ambrose Lambert COBB.

Rouse - Shum - Marcell/Marsell

Seeking information on James M. ROUSE and Olive (SHUM) MARCELL or
MARSELL.  Married at ages 50 and 42 on December 25, 1881.  While the
marriage took place in Page County, it is very possible that Olive and/or
some of her family may have lived in Taylor County.  Olive was born in
Quebec, Canada, raised in Wallingford, VT, lived much of her adult life in
Iowa.  We know nothing more of James Rouse than the above.  Thank you!
Merrily Tunnicliff, Clarinda, Iowa


Descendant's of Jabez G MOORE and wife Alatha Jane BAKER. Jabez d. 6 Jan
1878 and Alatha d. 27 Oct 1874.   Buried in Holt Cemetery Taylor County.


Just wanted to say thanks for your work on your site.  I was so excited
to go thru the newspaper info and find SIX articles about my great great
grandfather.  Will send for them tomorrow.  I'm beside myself with
excitement.  He was Rev. R.A. McKinley from PA and settled in Bedford
for a short time.  Thanks!!

Janet krompier@rcip.com
18 Mar 2000


I'm looking for info on Zarak SNELL born in 1842  married Nettie Bly
WALTON in 1895.  They lived in Taylor County as Nettie was born their in
May 4, 1872,  after their marriages they moved to Lapwai precinct, Nez
Perce County, Idaho.  I'm looking for any one that is connected to Zarak
SNELL or Nettie Bly WALTON.   She had a sister Fanny Ferns WALTON and a
brother William Henry WALTON born in Taylor County, before her parents
moved back to Adair County, Iowa.   I more interested in the SNELL'S.
If anyone can give me info on Zarak SNELL'S  siblings and parents, it
would be greatly appreciated.

Kathy Eaton   katy@positech.net


I'm looking for information on a family that lived in Taylor county, in
Bedford I believe in the late 1880's and into 1900's.  These were cousins of
my mother.  I would welcome any information and help.  Who I'm looking for!

Children of Merritt Welch & Rachel Hobbs who both died in Henry co. Iowa.  A
few of their children were in Taylor co.  ... namely.

Erwin Welch, 1859-1938 - he was married to Margaret Black
their children: Ellis, Chester, Otto, George

Laura Welch, 1863-1923 (unmarried - teacher)

Rosamond "Rossie" , 1878-1934 (unmarried - a teacher)

I would really like to find out about Erwin's children, I have NO
information, other than the names.  Would be happy to share with anyone also
working on this family.

Many thanks.
Laurie Smith


I will send a query on the ROBINSON, JENKS, COLE,
MANLEY, BELL AND DALE families. I noticed mention of SQUIRE ROBINSON and OLIVER JENKS, both of whom were my g-grandfathers. I have traced these COLEs back to Eng, also Jenks. My g-father was HUGH MANLEY ROBINSON the s/o SQUIRE ROBINSON and DESDAMONA ARVILLA JENKS d/o OLIVER JENKS. Hugh and his second wife, NETTIE MAY COLE went to El Reno, O.T. She was the d/o THOMAS COLE. I found all of these in your Census transcriptions, saving me a lot of eye strain and leg work, for which I thank you again.

Good Work -  Dolores J. Davis


I am looking for relatives of Phflander Gardner Congdon, Adam Alkire, Robert
Wright Harvey, and Francis Marion Burton.  Next generation includes Chester
Maronia Congdon (b1861 d1923), Susan Adaline Alkire (b1864 d1941), Ambrose Milton Harvey (b1861 d1959), and Cora Ellen Burton.  Please contact me with
any information at gjnaumann@aol.com  Thanks


William G. Morris b.1814 KY. d. 18 Jan.1879 Taylor Co.,Iowa

married first: Francis Gordon in Shelby Co., IN. ( she dec.)
married second: Phoebe M. Johnson in Shelby Co.,IN. 6 Nov. 1851

Daughter: Ellen Morris md.1880 James Wiley?
Daughter: Esther A. Morris md.1888 Taylor Co.,IA. Jerry Cordell
Son: Jessa E. Morris in 1870 Census but not in the 1880 Census

Also Searching for:
John Y. & Martha Golding Morris
Jesse & Mary Morris

Any Morris who also came to Taylor Co.,IA. from IN.

Jean Morris Kennedy

        "Margaret Stewart" margstew@bellsouth.net

ARNOLD (spelled ARNALL on 1860 Taylor Co. census)

The Alanson Arnold family homesteaded in Mason (Twp?), Taylor Co., IA about 1858-1863.  Son Abraham (Abram) and Abram's wife, Emma lived in the household.  They came to IA by covered wagon after their marriage in Macomb Co., MI in Jan. 1858.  Abram & Emma had Odell b. in May 1859, Mary b. in July 1860,
and Emmet b. Feb 1862.  Emmet may be Alonzo E. on birth record.

The family moved back to MI when Abram enlisted in Hawleyville, Page Co., IA for service in the 11th MO calvary, so I'm assuming they lived near the Taylor/Page Co. line.  Abram died in Little Rock, AR, while serving as a Union soldier.

Does Taylor Co. have birth records prior to 1880?  Was there a church where the births might have been registered?  I would like to have some record of the birth of my g grandfather, Emmet Arnold.  Are there homestead records from the period 1858-1863?  Did the family live there long enough to own the property they homesteaded or was it given up because of the War?  Any information would be very much

Tando & Shaw

Seeking information on parents of Edward Tando b. 1836, Connecticut
Married March 4, 1875 in Taylor County, Iowa.
Spouse Evangeline Shaw.

Pat Smith    PArnold373@aol.com


     Any connections to the Taylor Co. Bartons is wanted.
William the father with children of Samuel, James, Noah and Martha.
James & Samuel married their wives in Konx Co., IL.

Noah married Mary Jane Laird 6-2-1870.

James (My GGgrandfather) married Sarah E. West. Their children were Jane,
Fred, Eva, Thomas, Walter (My Ggrandfather), Hattie, Yettie, Clarence and

Walter (b1-12-1877, d3-2-1962) married Helena Thompson (b10-31-1887,
d6-7-1983), their children were Marion (My grandfather) and Mabel.

Marion (b6-20-1905, d6-8-1945) married Nellie Walton ( I have the Walton
line back to 1717). Their Children are Charles (Wayne), Jim, Peggy, Walter
(My father), Dorthea, Francis and Jerry.

M. Barton  makakoho@willinet.net


I am attempting to find information on Isaac Innis
who I believe was married to Mary (Hanks) Zimmer.  Mary Innis is buried in the Ladoga Cemetery by George Hanks who I believe is her first husband.

If anyone has any information on Isaac and his marriage to Mary as well as the names and birthdates of their children, and where Isaac might be buried, I would appreciate receiving it.

I have a picture of Irene Innis with Merle and Pearl Cox at Mary Innis' gravesite at Ladoga.  Another picture is a group picture with Irene Innis, Merle & Pearl Cox, James Logan Cox, Nancy (Zimmer) Cox, a Mr. and Mrs. Hanks from Ravenwood, Missouri (not sure which Hanks this is) and an Ida Zimmer.  It appears to have been taken on the same day.  Merle and Pearl are my great aunts and James & Nancy Cox are my great grandparents but I am unsure who the
other folks are.   If anyone knows, please contact me.  I would love to hear from you.  Thank you.


             William Clinkenbeard

          Jeri Helms Fultz jfultz19@idt.net

 I am searching for William and Lillian CLINKENBEARD in Bedford, Iowa in
the late 1880 to 1896 who had two little girls b. in Bedford, Taylor
Co., IA. This little family left IA. and set off for Montana in the late
1890 to early 1900. William was a very talented photographer and
traveled the mining camps and small towns and ranches taking pictures to
send "back home" and his photo studio was a decorated wagon.
The girls were named Marie b. February 18, 1896 and Fern b. abt. 1894.

If anyone has CLINKENBEARDs in their family I would love to hear from

Jeri Helms Fultz
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STEWART / KINNISON; late 1800s, Bedford, Taylor Co

Charles Stewart and Franta "Fanny" Kinnison had at least one son, Ellsworth
Randall STEWART, born 05Jun1897 in Bedford, Taylor Co.

I believe I've found Fanny's family:  Abram Clark KINNISON and his wife Cora M; chn Claidest/Gladus (1872), Nettie (1874), Fannie (1877), Edna (1879), Hope (1884) and Dawn (1888).

Any information about Charles Stewart and "Fanny" Kinnison VERY welcome!  I'm researching on behalf of a wonderful 100-year-old dear friend of mine who is the only child of ER Stewart.

Thanks! Austring@i4free.co.nz

Diana M Austring ~~~~~~~~~~ Waiheke Island, Aotearoa (NZ)



  My name is Karina Pierce, and I have reached the end of my wits on what to
do about my research.  The last known record of any sort I have for these to
particular individuals is the small town of Gravity.  A Raymond Wilson
Pierce and Jane Lee Pierce lived there around 1888 when there son was born
Raymond Robert Pierce.  They moved sometime before 1900 when they both
perished in the flood of Galveston TX.  Raymond Robert Pierce survived this
tradgey.  There was a supposed fire in Gravity's town hall that consumed all
the records for these individuals but I can't find one record supporting
that idea.  Can you please help me?  I need to confirm these facts but
haven't been able to for almost 4 years now, any bit of information would be
wonderful.  Thank you so much for you time!

  Karina Pierce karmel78@msn.com

Thompson  -  Tilly/Twilly

My name is Leen Smith and I am researching ancestors in Page Co.  I am stuck
at this generation having not known where in Iowa they lived until
yesterday.  I am not sure if all the children in this family were born near
Clarinda.  Here is all the information I have on my Thompson family.
Andrew Thomas Thompson b-30 May 1833 in PA
Elvira A. Tilly/Twitty (there has been some discrepancy on the last name)
b-1 Apr 1841 in Kentucky
Andrew and Elvira were probably married about 1862 (not sure though)
William Joe b-1863 in Iowa
John Albert b-1 Nov 1865 Iowa
Alvida b -1866 Iowa
Melvin Boone b -1868 Clarinda, Iowa
Nancy Jenny b- 1869 Iowa
They had 4 more children after this but they were born in Kansas.  I believe
they must have moved to Kansas around 1870.  I have not been able to locate
them in the Iowa census.  I have found them in the 70 & 80 census in Kansas.
I guess they weren't a family unit in 1860.  Anyway I would love to clear up
the mystery of Elvira's last name and find their parents names as well.  I
know from the 1880 census that Andrew's parents were both born in PA and
Elvira's mother was born in KY and her father in PA.  Anything you can find
would be great!!  Thank you so much for your interest and time.  Leen Smith
in Oklahoma City
Leen Smith  leensmith@home.com

Duncan  -  Dunn

I have a Nathan Duncan married to Laura Dunn  in 1869 Taylor
Iowa Her parents also in Taylor  Squire and Dorothy Dunn as well
as brothers and Sisters.

Robert Duncan, Yakima Wa  Duncan5650@aol.com


        Swett   -  Pullen

Looking for any record of Ansel E. Swett born October 13, 1903 in
Athelston, Iowa. I believe in Taylor County.

Looking for information on the marriage of Cora Jane Pullen to John A.
Swett, on Mar 8, 1903. Jefferson Township, Iowa (Taylor County).

jonikremer@earthlink.net Joni Kremer


I have an ancestor, Jasper Muckey, who died in Sharpsburg, Iowa in
1907.  Do you have any information on any MUCKEYs who lived in Taylor

Thank you.

Bob Nohavec  nohavec@xmission.com

Bryson and Albrite
Chester P. Bryson was born 09 May 1890 at Durham, California. His parents were Thomas Dick Bryson and Ora Morgan. His grandparents were John Bryson and Elizabeth Dick of Scotland.
John Bryson had settled in Valley twp, Page co, Iowa.
Chester married Edna Nestella Albrite 05 Jun 1909 at Apache, Okla. She was born 08 Sep 1891 near Vera, Fayette co, Illinois daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Albrite. Edna died 11 Mar 1952 north of Bedford, Taylor co, Iowa
at their home. Chester lived in Gravity, Taylor county, Iowa
and died 08 Nov 1983 at the Creston, Iowa hospital.
Would like to hear from anyone with information about these people.
Sue Graham