Location: CRESTON, IA, USA
Date: Friday, March 27, 1998 at 11:02:31


Name: Steven S Davidson
Location: Glen Allen, Va, USA
Date: Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 17:41:49

 looking for info in Charlie Barlow Davidson III

Name:Raymond Hall
Location: Bismarck, ND, USA
Date: Friday, March 20, 1998 at 20:56:02

I am looking for information on the following people, Thomas D. Hall and Experience Hall, parents of Mrs Frank N. Lewis (Coral P. Hall) Mrs O. W. Ormsby (Helen M. Hall) L. W. Hall and Malinda Hall. Frank Lewis and Coral Hall were married in Bedford on Dec 23, 1879.

Location: RICHLAND, IA
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 22:00:22


Name: April Dunham
Location: Corvallis, MT, USA
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 15:01:09

Looking for any Churchhill's or Churchill's in Taylor County, IA. I have a Lula Maud Churchill b. 9/17/1884, but have no parents or siblings. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Cathy Morley Foster
Location: Moraga, Ca., USA
Date: Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 00:26:59

MORLEY, JEWELL -- Looking for info regarding my Morley and Jewell family heritage prior to 1771, which we think may be in England. We have details leading back to Joseph Morley, b. 1771, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 1817, Pennsylvania. He was married to Mary Hardesty, b. 1770, also Md., and d. 1873 in Fulton County, Ill. Subsequent generations have lived in Fulton Co., Ill., and then around Yorktown and Gravity, Iowa, leading to Calif. Among his children was George Washington Morley, b. 1810, Anne Arundel County, Md., d. 1888, Fulton County, Ill., and m. to Rebecca Mills, B. 1815, York County, Pa., d. 1897, Fulton County. Their son/my gggrandfather, Joseph P. Morley was b. 1837, Ashtabula County, Ohio, d. 1920, Savannah, Mo. (?) and m. to Sarah Wissler (Whistler), b. 1835, Pickaway County, Ohio, d. 1916, Yorktown, Page, Iowa. My ggrandfather was Lewis Edmund Morley, b. 1865, Fulton County, d. 1948, Gravity, Taylor, Iowa, m. to Jennie J. Jewell. Her parents were Ezra and Myra Jewell, her brothers were Ira and Albert Jewell, but we have no dates or locations for them. Lewis and Jennie's son, my grandfather, was Fred Stanley Morley, b. 1890, Yorktown, Iowa, d. 1979 in Los Altos, Calif. Other family names include Morgan. If you think there's a connection, contact me so we can share info. Thanks!

Name: Phyllis Fleming
Location: Shelbyville,, IN, USA
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 13:24:40

I am interested in any information on the FLEMING families of Taylor Co, IA, during the mid 1800's. Thank you. Phyllis Miller Fleming Shelbyville, IN

Name: Shawn Hampton
Location: Brighton, MI
Date: Monday, March 9, 1998 at 19:48:37

I am looking for the descendants of Robert J. STRAIN, b. March 4, 1826 Mercer Co. Pa. He married Nancy Jane Cook in Washington Co. Iowa in 1850. He moved to Bedford, Taylor Co. in 1883 and is buried in Bedford Fairview Cemetery. Some of his children: James Strain b. 1847, Margaret A. b. 1851, Emily R. b. 1855, William J., b. 1857, Robert C. b. 1860. All children born in Crawfordsville, Washington Co Iowa. We have alot of info to share. Thank you.

Name: Michael Scott
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
Date: Monday, March 9, 1998 at 00:31:06

Looking for any information on my great grandfather Fred Herman SCOTT. He married Vera Dell KING 4 Jan 1915. He died 28 May 1950 in Cherokee, IA but was buried in Athelston. His sister Rosa B. Scott died in Grant City Mo, but is also buried in Athelston. Fred's father was James D.SCOTT who was married to Lydia Jane CRONK. They may have resided in Taylor County as the information I have states James D. SCOTT died 2 Jul 1920. He is buried in Athelston. His wife Lydia Jane CRONK died 2 DEC 1933 in Grant City, MO and also buried in Athelston. Most information that I have I recieved from James D. SCOTT's civil war records and Lydia Jane CRONK's pension application. Brothers and sister of Fred Herman SCOTT that may have resided in Grant City MO or Athleston are Lillie May SCOTT, Annette SCOTT, Edward SCOTT, Joseph Winfield SCOTT, James Harley SCOTT, Ada SCOTT, and June SCOTT. Any information on this difficult surname would be graetly appreciated!!

Name: Roxanna Jennings
Location: Scappoose, OR, USA
Date: Saturday, March 7, 1998 at 20:17:06

We are try information about BRADLEY. Felix Bradley and his wife Melissa Philpott Bradley lived in Sioux City, Iowa in the 1800's. Sons of theirs: Emmett, Francis. Daughters of theirs: Rose. We think Emmett Bradley was born in 1884-1889.

Name: David Hagan
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Date: Sunday, March 1, 1998 at 19:45:06

I'd like information on the surnames Remington and Taylor. My great-grandfather was Benjamin Remington and lived in Taylor County at the turn of the century. My grandfather, Elmer Hagan, married Ella Remington in Bedford about 1901. His mother's name was Taylor and I'd like to find out if he was related to any of the Taylors of Taylor County.

Name: Janna Gardner
Location: Atascadero, CA, USA
Date: Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 16:06:46

Interested in any information on the CRAIG family.Shown in the 1900 census as living in Bedford/Taylor Co.My greatgrandfather Jacob was a grocer,wife was Mary E.. They had 5 children; Clyde,Glen, Earl and Pearl. Have info and family bible. E-mail me at

Name: Joy Coyan
Location: Jackson, OH
Date: Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 12:22:45

Anyone researching Jacob GARRETT and his wife, Mary Ann COYAN,( COIN, COYNE) please contact me. The family lived in Taylor County for at least 40 years, having moved there in 1866 and an article about them appears in the History of Taylor Co. 1910 by Crosson. Am researching the Coyan family and need some help determining what happened to Hugh Coyan, Mary Ann's Grandfather. Where is the family buried? So many questions. Will gladly exchange information. Thank You.

Name: Joy Coyan
Location: Jackson
Date: Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 12:11:01


Name:Allie Wilson Oldham
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Date: Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 10:22:29

 Searching for the family of Wilber J. Walker. They lived in Taylor County about 1915.

Name: Janice Cheatham
Location: Azle, Tx, 76020
Date: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 16:46:28

 Would like information on any Brown and Butler families

Name:Marla Woodsmall
Location: New London, IA, USA
Date: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 15:51:49

Looking for information on William Henry Stickelman. Lived in Taylor County about 1800-????. Any or all information appreciated.

Name: Nora Probasco
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 10:34:06

I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Taylor County since the early 1900's.

Name: John Morgan
Location: Chico, CA, USA
Date: Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 11:17:14

I am seeking descendants and relevant family history regading Thomas H. Morgan who was Sheriff of Taylor County IA in the late 1800's or early 1900's. His brother, William H. Morgan, was his deputy. William married a local (Bedford) woman, Bee Swap, moved to Missouri and then to California in 1905.Thomas died in Bedford or nearby in 1917.Assistance appreciated.JM

Name: Willy Baker Konieczny
Location: Greeley, Co, Weld
Date: Sunday, February 1, 1998 at 21:07:46

I am trying to find where Elihu and MorningAnn Baker are buried. They lived near Gravity, near Clarinda and in Worth Co. Mo. Some of his family live in Worth, Co. Mo., Taylor Co. and in Ringgold Co., Iowa.Need to know where they are burried. Have lots of info. on the family back to the 1700's. His Parents were Lovell Baker and Pircilla Tipton Baker. Thanks. Willy

Name: William Johnson
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date: Monday, January 19, 1998 at 23:36:26

I'm looking for NEWTON, DELAPLAIN, and JOHNSON relatives from Blockton, IA. Thanks!

Name: Nancy
Location: or
Date: Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 17:42:12

Wish to find descendents of Sarah and Howard Munsell who lived in Blockton at time of Sarah's mothers, Catherine (Marauit) Parker's death in 1893

Name: H.E. Vaughn
Location: Ft.Walton Beach, Fla, Usa
Date: Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 09:43:12

 Long, Tom Long Edmond

Name: H.E. Vaughn
Date: Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 09:41:15


Name: Nancy Scott
Location: Albuquerque, nm, Bernallio
Date: Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 15:09:50

I am looking for information on a Jackson BARNGROVER, married to Sarah BENSON or KELLY. I know that they lived in Gay Township in 1870 I need information before this time. They had the following children Robert Wesley, Emery, William,Ida and Cora. Cora would be my Great Grandmother, she later married Charles A. Ginn. any information would be helpful. Thank you N. Scott

Name: Judy Warren
Location: Midwest City, OK, USA
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at 11:01:44

Looking for any info on Wesley J. Crouch and his wife Blance Eva Wynn Hunt Crouch. Thank You

Name: Dale Maureen Stoll
Location: Athens, OH, Athens
Date: Thursday, January 1, 1998 at 14:06:11

I am looking for information about the DALE family, who settled in Bedford, Iowa around the middle of the 1800s. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Name: Patty
Location: Otis, OR, USA
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 23:07:17

Verline Clare Wright married Laura Jane McKee and Lived in Bedford, Taylor Co, IA until there deaths. Looking for info on them.

Name: Carlos D. "Monty" Montgomery
Location: Bremerton, WA, Kitsap
Date: Monday, December 29, 1997 at 23:22:36

Harlan MONTGOMERY, B. July 6, 1843, m. Mary A. TURNER in Hendricks Co, IN Feb 4, 1866, Moved to Taylor Co., IA. Had at least one child, George. Would like any information on this family.

Name: Kevin W. Daniel
Location: W. Peoria, IL, USA
Date: Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 21:43:26

CRESSE ---- DANIEL: Mary Alice DANIEL and Richard Lee CRESSE (KRESSE) were md 22 Mar 1877 in Illinois and moved on to Gravity, Taylor County, IA ca 1880. They were originally from Ohio. I have extensive information about the family of Mary Alice DANIEL, going back several generations. Seeking more information about Mary Alice and her descendents.

Name: Everett Stockton
Location: Oakridge, Oregon, USA
Date: Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 20:39:40

I am looking for any Stockton's in Taylor County Iowa or relitives of John Stockton in the 1850's and 60's. He was a local pastor who married my GGgrandmother Martha J. Stockton to Benjemine Ball in 1862. Also, any relitives of Seth A. Stockton, Roy Stockton, Hugh L.White Stockton, Willard Everett Stockton, or William Stockton, George Washington Stockton, John Calvin Stockton. Also, these are my relitives that also lived in hopkins and Maryville Missouri. Some of them moved to Taylor county Iowa in the time of 1850 thru 1930. Any help you can give will help relive the Stress from an old Stockton who is trying to find his roots for his grandchildren.

Name: jo patterson
Location: arcata, ca., usa
Date: Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 17:28:07

I am looking for information on my father and his parents. My father's name is Calvin Clate Williams. His mother's name was Grace May (Brewer) Savacool. His father's name was Charles Williams. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Name: marty burns
Location: anaheim, ca
Date: Monday, December 8, 1997 at 06:28:55

 Seek family of James E Driver m Emma Jane Long (b6/1852) and had Kenneth Driver (b1882); James C Driver (b1887); Goldie Driver (b1891); Frank Long Driver (b1892); and Hilda Driver (b1893). They were listed on the 1900 Census for Jefferson Twp, Taylor county. Thanks!

Name:Sandi Pope
Location: Dillard, or
Date: Sunday, December 7, 1997 at 16:51:47

Looking for information on the Konecne Family, Dutton, Nevill and Parks family of Gravity

Name: Robert L. Carver
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 07:46:47

HADLEY and MURPHY. I am research the HADLEY and MURPHY family lines. My gg..grandmother Anna Rose HADLEY was born Feb 1873, in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa. She married Samuel MURPHY. I believe Anna's parents were John L. Hadley and Jane Fogelman. I would appreciate ANY and ALL information on the HADLEY and MURPHY lines.

Name: Robert L.
Date: Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 07:40:37


Name: Robert Pascal
Location: Williston, ND, Williams
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 1997 at 20:28:41

I am looking for information on James Scott Brokaw. He died on April 25,1915 in Lenox. I am intersted in finding out who his parents names were. Any information will help out my research on the Brokaw family. Thanks in advance.

Name: Ruby Coleman
Location: Anthon, IA, USA
Date: Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 16:16:44

Seeking information on any people by surname of WOOLDRIDGE in Taylor Co., IA. In 1899 a J.F. WOOLDRIDGE was living there. Would like to contact descendants.

Name:Kevin Daniel
Location: W. Peoria, IL, USA
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 1997 at 18:47:57

DANIEL -- CRESSE: Seeking descendants of Mary Alice Daniel and Richard L. Cresse who were married 22 Mar 1877 in Mason County, IL. Mary Alice was dau Thomas Tipton and Alicnda Elizabeth Yost Daniel. They were living at Gravity, Taylor County, IA in 1881.

Name: Melvin D. Swett
Location: Yakima, WA, USA
Date: Sunday, November 23, 1997 at 13:24:08

INFORMATION on descendants of Cyrus Vincent Swett, died in PlattevilleJan 1892

Name: Ron Parks
Location: Pensacola, FL, USA
Date: Saturday, November 22, 1997 at 15:02:09

Looking for infomation on Moses PARKS JR, b. 23 Sep 1806, WHitley, KY, d. 11 Nov 1879, Gravity, Taylor, IA, m. twice, first to Mary Edgeman, next (mine) 09 Jun 1940, Lucinda NAUSLER, b. 09 Aug 1820, d. 01 Oct 1879, Gravity, Taylor, IA. If anyone has information on this Parks or Nausler Family or the final resting place for Moses and Lucinda please email. Thanks for your time, Ron.

Name: j.Vasseur
Date: Monday, November 17, 1997 at 11:53:52

 DOLE-MARRS;Ellen Tennessee MARRS-Dole,would like to compare notes with other researchers working on these names.

Name: Ron Chaney
Date: Sunday, November 9, 1997 at 15:26:11

BOTHEL/MARSHALL families - looking for info on John and Eliza BOTHEL who came to Taylor Co 1870's; settled in Clayton Twp. They had 4 children, including Sylvester, who married Florence Josephine MARSHALL, daughter of William and Amanda MARSHALL of Washington Twp. Related families include LONGFELLOW, MOORE, WILSON, HAYDEN, WYSONG, GRADY, WEBSTER, BURCH, JARED, and TRUMBO. Any connections with these surnames appreciated! Please e-mail, thanks.

Name: Millie Alexander
Location: Glendale, CA, USA
Date: Thursday, November 6, 1997 at 11:15:17

 SARGENT, Maude married Claude PELTIER on June 10, 1903 at Clearfield, IA, TAYLOR CO. Maude was the daughter of John & Virgnia Smith SARGENT, and she had two brothers, Wade and Glenn. Virginia SMITH lived with Maude before her death in 1905 on a farm by Lenox, IA.

Name: Robert E. Gibson
Location: Great Falls, MT, USA
Date: Monday, November 3, 1997 at 15:59:28

 Need infro on Jacob Heasley and his wife Mary Ann Gibson Heasley. They came to Bedford abt 1855-60 from Union Co. Ohio. Any infro on children or other pertant facts would be greatly appericated. Bob Gibson

Name:Marvin E. Henry
Location: Topeka, Ks
Date: Friday, October 31, 1997 at 20:52:31

Seeking any information for PEARCE, Manuel Issac. Lived many years in Taylor County, Bedford I think, and died there. Manuel married Catherine ADAMS in either Indiana or Iowa. Manuel served i two enlistments in the 10th Iowa Volunteer Infantry being discharged as a Corp.1865 in Little Rock,Ark Manuel was born either in Hamilton County Indiana or Champaign County, Ohio. Any information appreciated.

Name: Charles Hutchinson
Location: Spokane, WA, USA
Date: Friday, September 26, 1997 at 16:32:59

 Mary Margaret WRIGHT b. 2 AUG. 1865 Iowa she died 9 APRIL 1906 Dallas twp. Taylor CO. Iowa she married. John William GRAVES Born. 31 MAY 1857 he died. 22 NOV. 1896 IOWA buried. Villisca, Montgomery C. Iowa father of Mary Margaret WRIGHT father thought to be Peter W. WRIGHT Born ABT 1835 MS. or MO Found Peter in 1850 census Gentry Co. Missouri age 14 her Mother Sarah Born . ABT 1835 Ohio Peters parents perhaps came from Tennessee. or KY Perhaps Gideon WRIGHT Born ABT 1812 Any connections? Charles P. Hutchinson 1625 W. Glass Spokane, WA 99205 (509)327-8362

Name:Nancy Scott
Location: Albuquerque, NM, Bernillo
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 07:30:40

I am Looking for my grandfather Harry Clyde Franklin, also my g-grandfather Albert E. FRANKLIN he married Elizabeth Carolyn CROSBY. I know that they are buried in Lenox, and may have lived in Bedford. I am also looking for the CROSBY line. Any information along this line would be greatly appriciated. Nancy Scott

Name: Nancy Scott
Location: Albuquerque, nm, usa
Date: Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 23:28:10

Hi: I am looking for information on Albert E. Franklin who marries Elizabeth Crosby in Taylor county <1850 Any Help would be appreciated.

Name: Robert Cifers
Location: Seaville, NJ, USA
Date: Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 17:09:25

CORRECTION I am looking for information on the family of Clarence John Stevens, born April 15, 1882 in Bedford, Iowa. His parents were Oren Henery Stevens and Eva Meryer Fursee. His siblings or half-siblings were Frank, Russell, Charlie and Fannie. He left home at a young age and became a Vaudeville performer. He was known as Balancing Stevens. He was married three times. The first time to Verna ??? who was also a performer and they lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His second wife was my grandmother, Amelia Grayson. They were married ca. 1916-1927. They had two children, Elsie and C.L. He then married Anna Rie Kelley on June 1, 1930 in Oacula, Georgia. They had one son, Clarence Donald. Clarence John Stevens died December 27, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia. I would appreciate any information that anyone might have on this family. Bob Cifers

Name: Robert Cifers
Location: Seaville, NJ, USA
Date: Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 16:56:02


Name:Chuck Davidson
Location: Cherry Log, GA, USA
Date: Sunday, July 27, 1997 at 12:23:44

Hello Fellow Genealogists. Sure could use someones help here. I'm looking for my GGreat Uncle Hamilton Davidson born 1842 and married in Iowa. It came to my attention that it was in Taylor to a Sadie Taylor. Any info you would be deeply appreciated by all our family. Respectfully Submitted, Chuck Davidson

Name: Duane J. Garrison
Location: New Brockton, Al., USA
Date: Sunday, July 13, 1997 at 01:00:04

GARRISON, LEWIS J. Born Oct 30, lived in Notaway, New Market area 1895 - 1905 First wife name Ida, 3 children, all died very young, Married Sept 17, 1899 to Cora Burris, born Aug 31,1874 from Neb. 7 children, some born in Iowa. later moved to Mich. I belive his father was James S Garrison his mother Eudora Powell

Name: Janet Sue Milam
Location: Floydada, TX, Floyd
Date: Saturday, July 12, 1997 at 07:25:24

NASH--My NASH family lived in Taylor Co during the 1870 census. Probably they were there about 8-10 years before moving back to Nodaway Co., MO. My ggrandfather was George NASH, wife Parazetta. George's parents lived with them--Samuel C. and Nancy J. NASH. Is anyone researching this family? Janet Sue MILAM 108 W. Ollie Floydada, TX 79235-3847

Name: Martha Burns
Date: Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 07:52:50

genealogy of the Driver family
Seek family of James E Driver m Emma Jane Long (b6/1852) and had Kenneth Driver (b1882); James C Driver (b1887); Goldie Driver (b1891); Frank Long Driver (b1892); and Hilda Driver (b1893). They were listed on the 1900 Census for Jefferson Twp, Taylor county. Thanks! Martha Burns, Tel 714-527-5893

Name:Mike Gifford
Location: Orwigsburg, PA
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 11:47:08

Looking for any information about the McMath family from Clearfield, Taylor, IA. Several McMath families settled there in the late 1800's.

Name: John Laird
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Date: Sunday, June 22, 1997 at 15:57:29

LAIRD -- Three brothers, John, Edward, and Levi Laird came to Taylor County in the mid-1850's and later. John's son Jesse Laird was Sheriff in the late 1800's. I am doing research on the Lairds and would like to exchange information with anyone connected. Please email or write John Laird, 1214 King St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Name: Judy McMichael
Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: Thursday, June 5, 1997 at 15:43:23

In 1988 George William Baker was living in Beford, IA as noted in the obituary of his brother in Maryville, MO. I am looking for a descendant of this George William Baker who might still be living in the Bedford area so that I might correspond with them. Can anyone please help. Judy

Name: Robert Cifers
Location: Seaville, NJ, USA
Date: Monday, May 26, 1997 at 23:44:35

I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Clarence Stevens. He was born ca 1885, according to my mother's birth certificate, in Bedford, Iowa. He apparently ran away from home at an early age and became a performer. He may have been married for a short time in Iowa when he was young. He later moved to Tennessee where he married my grandmother Amelia Grayson in the mid 1910's. He divorced my grandmother in the late 1920's and moved to Atlanta, GA where he lived until his death 12/27/1957. He had a brother or half-brother named Russell Stevens who later lived in Sacramento, CA. The family may have moved to IA from Canada. I would appreciate any information on this family.

Name:Mike Gifford
Location: Orwigsburg, PA, USA
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 1997 at 13:25:13

I am looking for more information on the McMATH family that settled in Clearfield, Taylor County. John Chalmers McMATH was born 8/7/1857 and died on 1/22/1939. He is buried in Clearfield Cemetery. Any information about any McMATH's in Iowa would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Debra Saathoff
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at 14:10:27

SICKELS, I am searching for any information on that Surname. Please email me.

Name:Jeri Helms Fultz
Location: Bedford, IO, Taylor
Date: Sunday, May 11, 1997 at 22:09:58

I am interested in anyone researching the William Clinkenbeard family... they were in Bedford, Taylor Co. in the yrs of 1895-96... He was a photographer and migrated to Lewis & Clark Co., MT before 1900. Many thanks, Jeri Helms Fultz

Name: Kathy Musfelt
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 1997 at 14:28:21

 I am interested in corresponding with anyone who has done, or is interested in researching the "Musfeldt/Musfelt" family line. I am specifically researching in the Iowa, Nebraska, Dakotas and Minnesota areas. I can help with family lines in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.