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James MICKLER was born abt 1818 in Indiana. He married
04 Jul 1843 in Dubois co, Ind to Mrs Louisa Daffron Lincus.
They were in Taylor County on the 1860 and 1870 census.
They returned to DuBois County, Indiana and
died there. Found them.genpat@netins.net

Stacey R. Benson e-mail: Sbenson@aol.com
Meyers - Pfander
Attention descendants of Arthur Fredrick MEYERS and Lena Bell PFANDER
married 14 Feb 1906 in Gravity, Taylor Co., Iowa.  Please send any
 information on descendants to Stacey R. Benson e-mail:
 Sbenson625@aol.com  Thanks.

         "Phyllis Fleming" plfleming@shelbynet.net

I am interested in talking to anyone familiar with the FLEMING families of
Taylor Co, IA.  The 1860 census shows a Thomas FLEMING in Polk Twp, p 36,
and another Thomas FLEMING in Washington Twp, p 62.  Thank you.

Phyllis Miller Fleming
Shelbyville, IN

          "Tammy Acker" tammylba@htcomp.net

Looking for information about the Hartman - Jared - Scrivner families, all
from and near Bedford, Taylor Co., IA.  Family members are buried at
Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.

Ted Hartman married Mabel Jared, they were my great grandparents.  I have
been told that Edward James Hartman (Ted) was a member of the City Council
in Bedford.  Would like to know what years he served and other information
regarding his service in this office.

I am also looking for the names of his siblings.  I know that he had
several, but only have the name of a brother for sure, Julius Lawrence
Hartman (Doodle).  If anyone knows who his other siblings were, I would
appreciate the help.  His parents were Peter Julius Hartman and Katherine
Kelly who lived in Detroit, Michigan.  I have several letters written to my
grandmother (Doris Hartman) from Katherine which mentions several names,
but I do not know how they are connected exactly.

Thank you in advance for helping me sort this out.

Tammy Acker

  My Great Grandfather Barton Francis ADAMS (wife, Anna Laura Hazelbaker) spent
most of his life in Taylor Co. Other members of my family who lived in the
county. Ira Clement THOMPSON (his father: Scott Winfield THOMPSON wife Anna

Looking for others with whom to share inforamtion connected to these families.

Harold Thompson

Am looking for other FEWSON family members to share information.

         Tue, 19 May 1998 18:39:57 -0000
         "Verna Cordray" verncord@ee.net

Searching for Andrew Jackson and wife Pheby.They were in Taylor Co 1880
cencus also found they sold proptery about that time. Where did they go.His
brother George Wesley Davis famuly lived there .Wish correspondence with
anyone interested in the Davis line there from Ohio
Verna Cordray

             Taylor co IA query
             Sat, 06 Jun 1998 08:33:19 -0500
             Talma Klaassen tbk@wichita.infi.net
Researching Isaac Newton b. 1802 NJ d.bur. 1872 Platte Rv cem"Shay"cem Maloy IA. Came to IA in 1850's with Henry Nelson Newton b. 1830 NJ(Adelia Teetors). Henry "Nels" Newton is buried at Rosehill cem Blockton., and George Alonzo Newton b. 1835 NJ and Watson Newton.. Other children followed later:  Martha Newton (Owen Drake) bur . Rose hill cem. John Isaac Newton (Eliz Batley) bur. Rosehill cem. Amy Newton (Rev. Jeremiah Hughes) bur Conway cem. Kate Newton(Dr. Ichabod King and David Leaphart).Also researchin 1/2 brother of Isaac Newton -William S. Dennis b. 1808 NJ wife Nancy McClain d. 1886 Platte river cem Maloy IA Shay cem. children of William S. Dennis: Harriet b. 1833, Sidney Jane b. 1834, Silas H. , James H. , Mary Cath, Jehiel C. "Jolley" Dennis, John S,Emma Dennis.  Talma Klaassen  tbk@wichita.infi.net

         DRIVER query
         Wed, 27 May 1998 06:24:18 -0400
         "M. Burns" mburns@tea-house.com
Looking for connections to Emma Jane Long (b 6/1852) m (1874) James E. Driver, (b10/1849), son of Samuel/Emmauel Driver m Martha Dowlin (b1821) dau of John C Dowlin (1793-11/26/1874 or 9/30/1878) m (1816) Elizabeth Gwynne (11/27/1796-9/30/1878), liveryman, brother of Jesse L Driver, grandson of Gideon Driver listed in the Jefferson Twp, Taylor Co, Iowa 1900 Census, as father born Ireland, formerly of Wayne Twp, Greene Co, listed as age 10 in 1870 Census...thanks! marty burns  mburns@tea-house.com

         Taylor Co. Iowa Query
         Wed, 27 May 1998 11:47:02 +0000
         Bruce Adkins kabaybruce@zoomnet.net

Searching for LEWELLEN relatives in Taylor Co. Iowa. Esp. all those
who came through Ohio before going on to Iowa. My LEWELLEN line was
related to ROSS family, and I noticed on 1850 census there are many
ROSS families listed in Taylor Co. Iowa also. I would appreciate any
help. I will gladly share information. Thank you very much.

Nancy C. Adkins    at       kabaybruce@zoomnet.net

         Taylor Co. Query
         Sun, 14 Jun 1998 15:25:44 EDT

Seeking descendants and information about Hiram Chutney BEARD, m. Sarah
Frances SEARS.  She was from Kendall Co, IL, b. 31 July 1834, d. 1892.  They
had 2 sons, Lawrence and Freeman Beard, both born in Bedford, IA.  I have
Sarah's ancestry, would like to contact descendants or anyone who knows about
their life in Iowa.
Anne Sears

         query: Taylor and Page Counties
         Wed, 10 Jun 1998 15:33:30 -0700
John Duffy Sara Rhoades (or Rhodes, Rhoads) Nancy and/or Jonathon Mercer I have tried to find their names in the Page and Taylor county web pages, with no luck. Any information would be very helpful. Thank You, Brett PS: My new email address as of 6-14-98 will be <ahscards@ruraltel.net

         Query: DUFT/BLACK
         Thu, 2 Jul 1998 01:02:21 EDT
MARTIN FREDERICK DUFT was born in Braunsweig (Brunswick), Lower Saxony,
Germany, 28 Sep 1836.  He came to America with sister, EVA CATHERINE DUFT, 18
yrs. when he was 15.  Arrived in Baltimore, 3 Oct 1851.  Who are Martin &
Eva's parents and why did they come to America alone?  Do not know what has
happened to Eva Catherine.  Did Eva get married and to whom?  Where was Martin
& Eva from '51 to '60?  Martin married SUSANNAH REBECCA BLACK, 4 May 1860 in
Uniontown, Carrol Co., Maryland.  Who are Susannah's parents?  One child was
born in Maryland.  They moved to Lee Co., Illinois around 1862.  They lived in
Taylor Co., Iowa and owned land ca 1880.  They also lived in Marshaltown,
Marshall Co., Iowa and Worth Co., Missouri.  They ended up in Neodesha, Wilson
Co., Kansas and lived there until their deaths in 1908 and 1911.

         Query-Taylor Co. IA
         Thu, 02 Jul 1998 08:57:56 -0700
         Millie Alexander/Roy Ishkanian ishkanian1234@sbcglobal.net

Please post the following on your query page for Taylor County:

SARGENT, Lafayette, b. 12 Jan 1844, Highland Co. OH married to CREWS,
Mary Jane, b. 30 Mar 1854, No.Carolina.  They first lived in Ringgold
Co. Iowa and then moved to Clearfield, TAYLOR CO. around 1900?.
Lafaette was a farmer - they had children:  Lewis E., John D., Nellie
Mae, Bennie and Jasper.  Lafayette, Mary, Lewis, John and Nellie are
all buried at Clearfield Cemetery, TAYLOR COUNTY.

Thank you, Millie Alexander, ishkanian1234@sbcglobal.net

         Query-Taylor Co. IA
         Thu, 02 Jul 1998 09:02:19 -0700
         Millie Alexander/Roy Ishkanian ishkanian1234@sbcglobal.net
Please post the following to the Taylor Query Page: PELTIER, Claude Francis and Maude Sargent Peltier - both born in TAYLOR and Ringgold Co. Iowa.  Married 10 June 1903, Clearfield and had  children:  Kenneth, Catherine, Virginia, and Barbara.  Claude and Maude PELTIER are both buried at Clearfield Cemetery, TAYLOR CO. Iowa. Thanks, Millie Alexander, ishkanian1234@sbcglobal.net

             Bedford Query
             Fri, 03 Jul 1998 00:18:30 -0700
             "Stephen B. Lambert" tweetdriver@hotmail.com
Searching for the descendants of JOSEPHUS BOWERS and SARAH JANE KOONS.
Josephus, b. 1836 in PA and Sarah, b. 1838 OH, had six or more
childrenóLaura, Elizabeth, John, Maria, Norell, and James Franklin.
Josephus, Sarah, and the first five children are listed in the 1870
Federal Census for Clayton Township, IA.  JAMES FRANKLIN BOWERS, b. 17
Feb 1871 in Bedford, IA and d. 16 Jul 1947 in Kalamazoo, MI was married
to SARAH BELL SCHOOLEY, b. 1870 OH.  James and Sarah had seven
childrenóEmil Arthur, James Shriner, Cecil Guy, Charles Franklin,
Fletcher Harold, Irene Hilda, and Theodore.  All of their children lived
in Bedford or Sac City, IA at some time in their childhood.

Stephen B. Lambert
3031 Oak St.
Tacoma, WA 98439

Mohler - Pletcher
         Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:41:47 -0700
         Joyce Denton djdenton@lasvegas.net

Am looking for any descendents of Leonard Mohler b. 1815 Pa m 12 Apr 1838, Morgan Co, Oh Lucinda Pletcher b. 1820 Md. Had children: Elizabeth b. 1841, Oh; C.C. b. 1842, Oh; Sarah b. 1844, Oh; Lucinda b. 1847, Oh; Henry b. 1849, Oh; George b. 1851, Oh; Charles b. 1854, Ia; Francis (f) b. 1859, Ia. This family in Clayton Twp in 1860, Benton Twp in 1870.
Any help would be appreciated.

         Taylor County Queries
         Sat, 18 Jul 1998 16:32:21 -0700
         "Douglas L. Foster" dfoster@apex.net
The following letter written by Eliza Thompson to her brother-in-law, Addison Rousel Anson Thompson. Taylor Co., Iowa March 25, 1852 Dear Brother, I embrace this opportunity of sending you a few lines to inform you of my present situation and of the circumstances which have occured since writing to you last. Your letter of November last has been received.  Mr. Thompson wrote to you in January last.  As stated in that letter we sold our farm here and moved to Arkansas, but not liking there we were on our return to this place, when in Jasper Co., MO cold weather overtaking us and some of the children being sick we stoped to winter, while there our whole family were sick, and Mr. Thompson in particular had a severe spell, but after some three weeks he recovered so as to be able to walk about, and thinking he would feel better traveling, he concluded to commence again our journey, which we did about the middle of February, but the journey was too fateagueing for him in his feeble condition, the weather being damp and chilly at that time.  We suceeded in reaching Jackson Co., MO when he, again, was taken ill with the winter fever.  He lay sick for seventeen days, when upon the eighth day of this month he died leaving me alone, among strangers, with none but my little children.  No tongue can describe the feeling of my heart at this time.   I there buried him among strangers and I have suceeded in making my way to my Fathers, how I can hardly tell.  I expect to remain here or near here.  I wish you to write me as often as you can and let me know how you all do.  The children send you alla their love and best wishes. Give my wishes to all. Yours affectionately, Eliza Thompson A. R. A. Thompson and family The following penciled note was added later, probably by Sally Ann Thompson, Lucinda Fletcher Brewer, or Leona Lindsey:  "A. R. A. Thompson's brother died and was buried in an orchard."  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eliza's husband (the Mr. Thompson of the letter) was Russel Loyd Thompson.  I am seeking any information relative to this family. Thanks

         Mon, 20 Jul 98 15:11:34 PDT
         "REGINA BAILEY" reginabailey@thegrid.net
I am looking for information on the Jacquots families listed in the 1870  and 1885  Census for Gay Township, Taylor Co. Regina Breeden Bailey

         Wed, 22 Jul 1998 09:52:44 -0700
         "pculrich" pculrich@email.msn.com

Phyllis Ulrich

Seeking descendants of Malinda GOODWIN (b. 21 May 1820, KY) and John ALLOWAY
(b. ca 1812 NC)
Malinda d. 09 Jun 1876 and is buried in Taylor Co..;  John d. 18 Aug 1894
Filmore Co.. Neb.   John may have had a brother Azeur who married Malinda
sister, Matilda GOODWIN. b. ca 1826.  I have lots of GOODWIN information
that I would like to share.

         Taylor Co., Iowa Query
         Sun, 2 Aug 1998 12:52:10 EDT
Lynnea Dickinson      LDickin628@aol.com
GARR/GAAR  MCENDRY  ATKINSON Searching for information on the William David GARR/GAAR family.  William b. 25 Dec 1846 in Indiana, son of William Hun & Sarah (MCENDRY) GARR/GAAR, married Mary Elizabeth ATKINSON 25 Sep 1873 in Taylor Co., Iowa.  The family is listed in the 1880 Taylor Co., Iowa census with children:  Sarah Francis (b. 17 Aug 1874), Ella Ann (b. 30 Nov 1876) and Erman Thomas (b. 29 Jan 1880). Another child, Clyda Clarkson was born 28 Apr 1888.  Would like to hear from any descendants.

         Taylor County Query
         Sun, 2 Aug 1998 10:28:36 -0700
         "kvanhise" kvanhise@orednet.org

Looking for information on Lucy Ann (Athey) Copeland and her sister Kate
Elenor (Athey) Siebert who lived in Lenox, Iowa.

         Tue, 4 Aug 1998 21:41:49 -0500
         "Kestenholtz family" joneal@teknetwork.com

Searching for info on Henry NEAL born around 1849. Had one brother Douglas
that I know of. Henry married Luceinda MOORE in January of 1872. Thanks

         Sat, 15 Aug 1998 13:37:48 EDT
I am looking for info on the Sprigg surname in Taylor County.

1.  I am looking for a James Sprigg that I found in the 1900 fed census with
his brother Joseph(my line) working as partners on a farm.  This only thing
that I have on Jim.
2.  Looking for info on Samuel Sprigg that I believe lived most of his life in
Taylor/Page Co.   New Market area circa 1920.   Wife's name was Emma.   Would
love to get more info on this guy.
3.   Have a couple of names with no info.   David and Till Sprigg.   Any leads
any one?

Thanks for any info in advance.  Go44D@aol.com

             Taylor County Query
             Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:23:31 -0500

I would to find information on the family of Ira Farnsworth b. 22 Jun
1828 in NY and his wife Eliza Ann Brown b. 15 Apr 1932 in Ny.  According
to ythe census they were in Taylor County in 1860.

Randy Stevens


         Taylor County Query
         Mon, 24 Aug 1998 19:35:50 EDT

Searching for any information about the JOHN and AMANDA HALL ATKINS family.
John, d.1895 and Amanda, d.1881; both are buried in Kirkwood, IL

Son: George Franklin ATKINS, b. 9/5/1840 in Lewis Co., NY, mar. (1) Lydia
Gehala LANGWORTHY,  (2) Julia (Pary) Paracinda RUBART

Children of George Franklin & Lydia Gehala Langworthy ATKINS
                 JOHN, b. 1863,
                 IRVIN JACKSON, b. 10/9/1866, Warren Co. IL
                 CHARLEY ATKINS, b.(9/1868, Warren Co., IL
                 NETTIE ATKINS, b. 1872, MO

George and Lydia were enroute to Colorado when she died of mushroom or
ptomaine poisoning.  Found George with children except oldest son, John living
in Taylor Co.,  IA, 1885 Census.  At that time Irvin, age 19, Charles, age 17
and Nettie, age 12 was living in Mason Twp., next door to George's brother

William Henry Atkins.

Need help finding:  JOHN ATKINS after 1880, have not found any information
about him IRVIN ATKINS, between years of 1885 until 1906 when he married
Lila Leola Moreland in Waldo, AR.  An earlier marriage is possible.  Where was
he during those 21years?  CHARLEY ATKINS, have contact information for him
NETTIE ATKINS, have not found any information about her after  the age of 12
living in Taylor Co. IA. Did she continue living and marrying there?
 Any information about this family will be greatly appreciated.  Will gladly


         Thu, 27 Aug 1998 20:20:09 EDT

Seeking descendants of George and Sarah Ann BLACKWELL through Laura and Austin
HOUCK.  Have correspondence of Ester (Houck) STEPHENS of Bedford, IA to NJ in
1977.  I am David Blackwell of Pennington, NJ ....BsIsland@aol.com


Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 08:17:06

I am researching the surname "SICKELS/SICKLES."  I       would like to
correspond and trade information regarding this name, or any other
connected surname.  I have found an ancestral link to Taylor County, Iowa.
My ancestor is Isaiah Sickels, possibly Isaiah William or William Isaiah.
In 1805 he moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania.  I believe his family settled
in Iowa.  I don't have an e-mail address yet, but i assure you of my
coomplete cooperation in matters of mutual interest.  My address is:
                 Virgil D. Sickels
                 Post Office Box 403
                 Richfield, Utah  84701

         Mon, 31 Aug 1998 09:45:05 EDT

Looking for information on surnames BARTON and DOAN.  John BARTON b. May 18,
1839 m. Sarah E. DOAN b. October 16, 1848.  They were married about 1867.
They lived in TAYLOR CO. for several years beginning about 1874.   They had 11
children - born in HENRY and TAYLOR Counties.

Cox - Chamness
         Mon, 14 Sep 1998 18:19:16 -0700
         Cheri Astrahan astrahan@mminternet.com
I am looking for information on any Cox family in Taylor Co, Iowa around
1870-1875.  My gggrandfather Samuel Davis COX(1834-1906) and his second
wife Martha Ann CHAMNESS(1849-c.1890) buried their firstborn daughter
Ellen or Ella Cox in Cox cem, Nodaway co, Mo in 1871.  They may have lived in
Taylor Co for a while.  They were married in Hopkins, Nodaway Co, MO in
1868.  They were living in Hopkins in 1875 when their daughter Laura
Inez Cox(1875-1955) was born.
  Also Samuel's sister Martha Ann COX(1835-?) married Calvin LANDERS in
MO in 1850 but were in Page Co, Iowa in the 1860 Census.  After that they
disappear.  Did they move to Taylor Co?
Looking for any info on the LANDERS family.

Maxwell - Dutton
         Thu, 17 Sep 1998 14:19:23 -0500
         Lintereur whezee@yahoo.com

My husband's Great Grandparents, Joseph Maxwell & Sarah Dutton Maxwell,
lived in Taylor Cty., Bedford, IA in the late 1800's.  His Grandfather,
Joseph & Sarah's son, Everett Adley Maxwell was born there in 1871.
Sarah left Joseph with Everett and the other children and Joseph then
traveled to somewhere up around Butler County , IA where he deposited
the children with friends.  I would like to hear from anyone who may
have records relating to this family or where they may have ended up.

         "Chuck Gibson" cgibson@iamerica.net

Looking for information on GIBSON, WATTS,
COPELAND and CLARK all in Bedford, Taylor
County around 1854-1857.

         null meshach@jas.net

TAYLOR COUNTY -- I am looking for information of my great
grandfather      WILLIAM B. CARRIGER . He was the first sheriff of
Taylor co. Anything would be nice.
                Thank You
                      Thomas Allen Carriger    meshach@jas.net


Can anyone help me with information on Alva MAY m. to Lydia Jane KIRFMAN.  On
the census you have on line it shows Alva  30 m  IN ( I assume that is his
age, maleand born in Indiana); Lydia  24 f ; below the entry it says Before
1885 #95.   I would like to know about their son - Orville Alva May b. March
2, 1886 in Bedford, Taylor Co, Iowa.  I need his death date and where he died.
Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks so much.  You have a great genealogy
section - this is my first venture into Taylor Co.
Marilyn Collins - Story City, Iowa


I have info about a Clarence Briton ARMSTRONG living in Lenox, Taylor Co, Iowa
in 1957.  He was born Sept 4, 1875 to John Lee ARMSTRONG and Mary Luton in
Ellsworth, KS.  If you know of this person, please contact me.


Sarah Johnston m. Edwin Woolverton probably about 1868.
They lived in Mason Twp, Taylor County, Iowa in 1880.  All
of their children were born in Taylor County.  I am trying
to find information about Sarah Johnston who died 23 Dec
1883 and is buried in the Graceland Cemetery, Tarylor
County, Iowa.  I can't find her marriage to Edwin or her
parents.  On the 1880 census it shows that Sarah was born in
Ohio and her father in Ireland and her mother in

Edwin Woolverton was a brother of Andrew Jackson Woolverton and
Cyrus Woolverton.

Kelly Selzle kelsel@magiclink.com

William Boyer  b. 14-dec-1809 in Ky married Mary "Polly" Stevens in Harrison Co, Indiana.   They moved to Taylor
County, Iowa, some time after 1860.   William died 26-Dec-1900 in Souix City, Iowa.   I am seeking any information on this
family and their descendants.
William T. Townsend married Christena Boyer 15-Oct-1829 in Indiana.  Sometime after 1860 this family moved to Taylor
County, Iowa.   Christina Townsend died  25-Jun-1907 and is buried in graceland Cem.   Any information on this family will
be appreciated.
Ron cornwell


I would like to correspond and share data regarding all LYNCH families in
Taylor county, especially if the LYNCH family came from Jackson county, Iowa.

Patrick L Coleman

I have letters written to my grandmother Shirley HOOVER Dennis from Minnie
HOOVER of Bedford that span over twenty years in which they have
corresponded about the HOOVER and JONES family in Taylor County, then later
Red Willow County, NE.  We are descendents of EDGAR HOOVER and JOSIAH
HOOVER, they are two of eleven children born to DANIEL HOOVER, 1825-1901 and
his wife, SARAH JANE HENKLE, 1833-1889.  I have a lot of information about
these families and am looking for more.  Please contact me if you are
researching the same lines.  (The JONES line is HENRY JONES - his daughter

Thank you.

Kim Pardon

I am interested in the post 1860 history of this man. Here is what I know of him personally:
Jeremiah (Thompson ?) Hughes - born 20/9/1833 Gad near Summersville, WV -died
26/3/1920 Taylor Co. IA - Married Amy Newton 13/4/1861 Conway, IA
His sister Rebecca Jane was my g-g-grandmother. I have considerable info on his fascinating
family. Willing to swop info.
Rock  rfoster1@champion.org   


 My great grandfather was Cyrus David LANE b.1871 in Forest City, MO m.
1892 in Blocton, IA (Taylor Co.) to Rachel Jane KAYSER. He died in
1942 in Monona County, IA.  Need any info you may have.  I am willing
to share what I have.
Sandy CLPY70A@prodigy.com   

Dear Taylor County folks,
           I am searching for information on a woman, who My ancestor, Wilson
Purdy, b 10/23/1839, married. This first wife of his is not named in his
records, but is simply titled.."deceased, 1871". Can anyone help me figure out
who this woman might have been, and if she had any children? I know that in
the mid-1870's, Wilson moved to Rosalia, KS, and had 2 children. I would
appreciate any information. Thanks. John Purdy at Artstiff@aol.com   

Pat -- My compliments on the improved page.  I looked at all the Lairds in the
newspaper index and was blown away by the detail.  I've been casually
researching this branch for a few years and the detail in that index was
breathtaking.  It was a treasure trove of new information.  I have done
similar projects before, and they are monumental undertakings.  Thank you!!

I wanted to submit a new query:

LAIRD --  John, Edward, and Levi Laird and their families were among the
original settlers in Gravity and Holt Township.  I have done a lot of research
on the origins of this family prior to emigrating to Iowa, as well as during
their early time in Taylor County, and would love to make contact with any
Laird descendant in Taylor County or of this branch.  Please e-mail me!  Thank
you. JohnLaird@aol.com

   I am looking for information regarding Socrates Williams who lived
near Blockton, Taylor Co, Iowa, from the late 1860's until 1907.  I am
also interested in  any information about two of his sons, Calfee and

Dale Williams dalew@brainerd.net   


Am looking for info on Alice CRABTREE nee DAWSON  wo was living in
Conway, Taylor Co. when her husband Joseph B CRABTREE died in July of
1903. Joseph is buried in Conway cemetery, but they tell me that Alice
is not buried there. All I know  about her is that  she married Joseph
in 1869.  In the 1860 census Joseph was living with his parents William
and Elizabeth CRABTREE in Illinois City ,Illinois.       Any help would
be greatly appreciated.
Charles Fisher cfisherpuzzlman@webtv.net   

Looking for information on the family of Francis Marion Sharp and Elizabeth
Libby Fender.  Francis was born 24 Apr 1848 in Shelby Co., IN. son of John
Sharp and Catherine Golding.  Francis and Elizabeth's daughter was Ida E.
Sharp born 20 Nov 1868 in Mercer Co., IL.  She died 29 Dec 1951 in Athelston,
Taylor Co., IA.  Ida married Cassius M. King 22 Apr 1886.

Any information concerning this Sharp line would be greatly appreciated.


 Clark - Jacquot - Sowers

I  have a John L. Clark, great-grandfather, born in 1865 in Brown Co., IL,
married in 1884 in Taylor Co. IA to Lucinda Matilda Jacquot.  John's parents
were John Clark, born in Oh @ 1830 and  M.  Eleanor Sowers, b. @ 1828 in Oh..
His siblings were Martha, Noah, William Drusilla, Paulina (m. Gilesphie) ,
Leroy (m. Eva Holsten), (Noah m. Rosa Davis).  Any information apreciated.

Carol Wolven Rittmanic

 Stephens - VanderVenter

I'm looking for any information on John Pierce Stephens and Lizzie
VanderVenter and their descendants who lived in Taylor County, Iowa.
Thank you for any help.

Steele - Pulse

I'm looking for any information on a Leonard Steele and Susan Pulse and their
descendants. Please contact me at gramphyl@aol.com
Phyllis Gillaspie

Duncan - Rockwell

 I have a Washington Duncan on my family tree  can not find in any census
records but He is listed on Taylor county Marrage records as marring a
Caroline Rockwell in 1864 . His brother My gggrandfather Nathan Duncan was
also in Taylor at that time   Robert Duncan Yakima Washington



Looking for info on Samuel Eicher, who died in Conway on 19 Jan 1899. He
was born ca 1840. His wife was Charlotta "Lottie" Pittman Eicher.
Lottie's mother, Harriet McMurtry Pitman, is buried in Taylor
County.      Lottie died in 1927 in Elwood, KS.
Samuel and Lottie's son, John Porter Eicher, is also buried in Taylor
County. Samuel and Lottie had a granddaughter named Maggie Brown.

Jim Sanderlin sandhvac@qconline.com

Gordon - Sleep

Looking for any descendants of Emaline Gordon and James Henry Sleep m.15
Jul 1866 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, WI; removed to Taylor County
(Bedford & Siam areas), Iowa in 1870; had 10 children.  Am putting
together a book of Gordon descendants and have quite a bit of info on
Emaline and James, but would like to make contact with any descendants
to verify/collaborate information.

Gail Gordon

Lower - Heller - Bentley - Babcock

I am looking for any information on the Frederick and Elizabeth Morrison
LOWER family.  I have some info, enough to know that they were in the
Page/Taylor county area at the time of the 1870 census.  They had been
in Elizabeth twp, Miami county OH in the 1860 census.  It appears that
Frederick died in 1915 in Hawleyville and Elizabeth died in 1918 near
New Market.  I believe they are buried in the Guss Cemetery.

One of their sons (my great grandfather), Harry LOWER married Martha
Elizabeth HELLER 11 Nov 1890 in Nodaway, Taylor IA.  Harry and Martha's
daughter Grace Ellen LOWER married James Beryl BENTLEY 18 June 1919.
They lived all their lives in the area and were living in Clarinda when
they died.  I believe their daughter Madalene BABCOCK and her daughter
Teresa (BABCOCK?) still live in Clarinda.

Harry and Martha and at least one of their sons, Clarence Cyril LOWER
(my grandfather), moved to southern California (Riverside) around 1920.
Another son, Shelby, died in California.

I would like to find someone who knows the history of the family.  I am
particularly interested in finding out about Frederick's father
Christian LOWER.  He apparently died in Ohio before Frederick moved to
Iowa.  The census records indicate Christian was born in Germany.

Thanks for any help.

Joyce Reed jkreed@micron.net

Hicks - Holderness

Seek information of RHODA ELLEN HOLDERNESS HICKS who died Sept. 15, 1885
in New market. Taylor County, Iowa.  Buried Ladoga Cemetery.
She married WILEY HICKS of Montgomery Co. NC. Wiley died Jan 1, 1845 in
Owens Co. Ind.  Spencer-Hicks Cemetery.
They were married abt. 1818 in Habersham County. Ga.
Parents of Wiley Hicks were Robert V. Hicks and Sarah Jordan.
idenify this woman?  And her parents.
Randall B. Hicks
Sarah Hicks
Julianne E. Hicks
James Allen Hicks
Ezekial Gilbert Hicks
William Thomas Hicks
Robert Martin Hicks
Alta J. Hicks
Amzi Galend Hicks

Judy Rountree Mason

Fender - Dyer

Looking for information on Isaac D. Fender, b about 1842 in Owen County,
Indiana to Andrew and Margaret Dyer Fender.  Isaac had four children by his
first wife.  They were Margaret b abt 1861, Martha b abt 1863, John Henry b
abt 1868, and Sarah.  Does anyone know what happened to these children?


Looking for any descendants of Emaline GORDON and (1st) James Henry
SLEEP, (2nd) Daniel Vinning STEPHENS;  James Henry and Emaline came to
Taylor County, Iowa with a wagon train from Mineral Point, Wisconsin
around 1870 and settled near Bedford.  I am putting together a Gordon
book on all the descendants of Emaline and her siblings (six), children
of James GORDON and Emaline FOWLER.  Would like to make contact with any
of Emaline's descendants to verify/collaborate on the data I have

Gail Gordon




I live in Taylor County, and one of the  many families I am working on is
that of Thomas Lyon KNOX, b. l8ll in NYCity, son of William KNOX and
Eleanor REED GRANGE.William came from CO. TYRONE, IRELAND, in l806.

Eleanor GRANGE was the dau. of Elisabeth REED and John GRANGE.

Thomas KNOX m. Sophia Hester LEONARD, dau. of Thomas LEONARD and Nancy
Yeigh in Bureau Co., IL in l839. Their children include:

John Jasper KNOX, b 22 MAR l843 in Mexico JUNIATA CO., PA.  John
Jasper was my great grandfather and he died on his farm near
Clearfield, TAYLOR CO., IA in l9l5.

Other siblings of John Jasper KNOX include:

George Mifflin Dallas Knox who m. a LANDIS

Ethan Allen KNOX who m. Chelnessa J. (Nessie) BRAGDON and he m. again.

Alva Leonard Knox b l851 who m. Sadie Catherine WEAVER.

Mary Almire KNOX who m. John SCHULER

Martha Crawford Knox who m. Otis MORROW.

John Jasper KNOX (mentioned above) m. Lucyetta Sargent, a native of
Enfield, New Hampshire.  Their family consisted of three sons:  Elbert
P.; Howard L., and John C (* my grandfather), and four daughters:
Blanche, the wife of Daniel BRUNER, Dora, who m. Granville HARVEY,
Nellie who m. Clyde OWENS, and Clara.

Please contact me if you have any of my surnames.

If you wish to write me, here is my address:

Connie Knox Beck
2765  130th St.
Lenox, IA  50851



My mother, Gladys Irene JACKSON, b l930, was the dau. of John G.
JACKSON and Edith Elizabeth BUTMAN.  I have the history on these two
andallied families way, way back, in many lines to l730s.

We beling to the line of Robert Jackson, Sr. b l733 in CO. FERMANAGH,
IRELAND.  BUTMANS go  back to John Turner BUTMAN, b ca l820 in NY.
Hawkins line goes back to John HAWKINS, d l806 at Smithfield,
PROVIDENCE CO., RI, and EASTMANS go back to the three Eastmans who
first came to America.  John Jacksons mother was Agnes Docker who was
the dau. of William Docker of CAMBRIA or WESTMORELAND CO., ENGLAND
and Mary Ann Davison of SCOTLAND.

Please contact me ifyou have any of these surnames.


Connie Beck
2765  130th St.
Lenox, IA 50851


  Samuel SCOTT b. 28 OCT l808 (I think), son of James Scott, b l78l,
and Susanna Zike, b l788, of Hampshire Co., VA
m. Permelia.Their children:
James b l829
John Park Custis Scott b l830
William Scott b l840
David Scott b l837
Malinda Catherine b l840
Mary Eliabeth Scott, b l842
Samuel Thornton b l845
Sally Ann b l847
Samuel b l849

William, b l833 m. Elizabeth Jane Spurgin, dau of John Spurgin in
l854.  Their children:
no name
Susanna, b l856 who m. John Martin
Hannah Leah, b l860 who m. John William White
Mary Retta died unmarried
Martha or Molly m. Warren Lewis
Margaret or Mag
Sarah Jane m. Jacon Brown of TAYLOR CO., IA
Jeff Ann, m. Thomas Feeney
Benjamin m. Pearl Wheeler
Elisabeth m. Daniel McOsker
Lycurgus m. Sarah Fields

Sarah Jane SCOTT, b April l23, l868 in JACKSON CO., INDIANA, m. Jacob
Erasmus BROWN, who was b July l4, l862 in JACKSON CO., INDIANA.

Their children:
Lavanna, b l887 who m. Fred Scorggie
Emmet E. who m. Lillian Cox
Emory m. Ida May Brownes
Elvin m. Iris Early
Allie m. Hazel King
Millie J. m. John Edward Cox********
Frances m. Lawrence Drummins
Pearly Marie m. Charles Boston and John Stron
Drorthy Faye  unmarried
Hazel Odna, b l904 m. Grant Ross Howard
Lena Jane b l909 m. Paxton J. Owen

Jacob Erasmus BROWN was the son of Elisha Lindsay BROWN and Frances
Ann WINEINGER b B l845 in Jackson Co., IN.

I live in Taylor Co., IA, and would like to  connect to anyone who is
researching these lines.

Connie Beck
email: cbeck@lenox.heartland.net


2765  130th St.
Lenox, IA  50851

I am searching for information (especially Census) for Charles D. SPEELMAN
b. 17 Apr. 1874 in Memory, Taylor County, IA. His parents were Francis George
SPEELMAN and Cythnia BUTCHER SPEELMAN. Other siblings were: Francis M., Lewis
L., John W., Preston B.,
Their could be more siblings Wallis Delnro shows in other records with them
but I can not connect information.This family traveled from OH to MO to IA to
KS and back to MO (?1855-1897)
***Parents to Francis George were William SPEELMAN and Letitia LONG SPEELMAN.
Siblings were David H., Mary I., Lewis W., Emily L., Nancy A.,Sarah E. There
could be more siblings. This family traveled MD to PA to OH(?1832-1850).
This surname has been found with other spellings such as SPIELMAN,SPELLMAN
Any help would be appreciated! I have bits and pieces of information I would
be willing to share!!!
Sincere Thanks,
Anita Thompson
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