Richard Weaver1,2

b. 17 July 1765, d. 14 August 1843
Father*Isaac Weaver1,2 b. 1723, d. 1816
Mother*Sarah Dell1,2 b. 1731, d. 1814
Birth*17 July 1765Richard Weaver was born on 17 July 1765 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Son) Relocation1788Richard's parents, and some of their children, moved from Pennsylvania in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown. It is not yet known whether or not Richard moved there with his family.3
Death*14 August 1843He died on 14 August 1843 in Illinois at age 78.1,3

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 229-230. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Sarah Weaver1,2

b. 21 September 1774
Father*Isaac Weaver1,2 b. 1723, d. 1816
Mother*Sarah Dell1,2 b. 1731, d. 1814
(Sister) ResidenceIt was thought that Sarah, a widow, kept house for her brothers, James and Abraham Weaver, who succeeded their parents at the homestead in Monongalia County, Virginia.3
Birth*21 September 1774Sarah Weaver was born on 21 September 1774 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,4
(Daughter) Relocation1788Sarah moved with her parents, and some of her siblings, in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown.4
(Minor) Religion26 May 1788A certificate of membership was granted to Sarah's mother Sarah and her minor children, including young Sarah, to Westland Monthly Meeting, East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, located about 40 miles north, on the Monongahela River, of their home near Morgantown, Virginia, on 26 May 1788 . Her older brother James received one to the same place dated 30 June 1788.4
Marriage*She married a man whose surname may have been SIMS.4

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 355-356. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.

Sarah Weaver1

b. 29 December 1792, d. 10 December 1876
Sarah (Weaver) Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Isaac Weaver1 b. 1 Mar 1756, d. 22 May 1830
Mother*Abigail Price1 b. 24 Aug 1766, d. 10 Sep 1813
Birth*29 December 1792Sarah Weaver was born on 29 December 1792 at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3,4,5
Marriage4 September 1811She married Rees Heaton, son of Isaac Heaton and Hannah Bowen, on 4 September 1811 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.6,7,8,1,9,10
Relocation*1814They moved with their children in 1814 from Greene County to Trumbull County, Ohio.5
Relocation1836Sarah and Rees Heaton moved from Trumbull County in 1836 to Bureau County, Illinois.5
Census US 1850*Sarah and Rees Heaton were enumerated on the 1850 census in Bureau, Bureau County, Illinois. Rees was 67 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $2070. Sarah was 57 years of age. Three of their children lived in the household in 1850. William was 36 years of age, and a house carpenter with real estate valued at $700. Dan was 24, a farmer with real estate valued at $400, and Elizabeth was 22. The couple's son Isaac was enumerated in the next household with his wife and young son.11
Death*10 December 1876She died on 10 December 1876 near Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 8312,13,14,15,5
Burial* and was buried in Heatons Point Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.16,2

Family

Rees Heaton b. 7 Feb 1783, d. 7 Jun 1878
Children1.Nancy Heaton5 b. 6 Jul 1812, d. 7 Nov 1865
2.William Weaver Heaton11,5 b. 28 Nov 1813
3.Isaac Heaton+17,5 b. 21 Feb 1816
4.Hannah Heaton5 b. 9 Mar 1818
5.Abigail Heaton5 b. 17 Jan 1820
6.Daniel Heaton11,5 b. 1 May 1826
7.Elizabeth Heaton11,5 b. 1 Jun 1828
8.Cyrus Rees Heaton5 b. 12 Apr 1835, d. 18 Feb 1845

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 300-301. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 292-294.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 272, noting her date of birth as 22 November 1792. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 611.
  6. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 292-294, noting the date of their marriage as 04 September 1811.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 272, noting the date of their marriage as 12 April 1811.
  8. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  9. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 357-359, his name spelled "Reese."
  10. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 611, his name spelled "Rees."
  11. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Rees Heaton, Bureau, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M432_99; Page: 215A; Image: 66. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Weaver) Heaton, Memorial# 30595513, noting her date of death as 10 December 1876. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  13. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 357-359, noting her date of death as 10 December 1876.
  14. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 292-294, noting her date of death as 16 December 1876.
  15. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 272, noting her date of death as 16 December 1876.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Weaver) Heaton, Memorial# 30595513.
  17. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac Heaton, Bureau, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M432_99; Page: 215A; Image: 66.

Susan Weaver1

b. 11 March 1825, d. 1 March 1907
Birth*11 March 1825Susan Weaver was born on 11 March 1825 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2,3,4
Marriage*1846She married Charles M. Diehl in 1846.1,3
Census US 1870*23 June 1870Susan and Charles M. Diehl were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 23 June 1870 in Beverly, Washington County, Ohio. Charles was 57 years of age and kept a store selling provisions, had real estate valued at $2,600 and a personal estate valued at $4,000, and Susan was 45 years of age and keeping house. Four children were enumerated with their parents in 1870. Cecelia was 20 years old and at home; William was 18 years old, attended school, and also worked as a clerk in a drug store; Ella M. was 13 and at school; and Clara A. was 9 years old and at school.4
(Wife) Death17 March 1904Susan became a widow when Charles M. Diehl died on 17 March 1904 at age 91.3
Death*1 March 1907She died on 1 March 1907 in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, at age 812
Burial* and was buried with her husband, in Section 8, Lot 765, Grave 6, of Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio.2

Family

Charles M. Diehl b. 16 Jan 1813, d. 17 Mar 1904
Children1.Cecelia Diehl4 b. 5 Sep 1849, d. 26 Mar 1926
2.William Diehl4 b. 1852
3.Ella M. Diehl4 b. 1857
4.Clara A. Diehl1 b. 30 Dec 1860, d. 27 Oct 1940

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Everton J. Arrick of McConnelsville, Ohio, age 52, jeweler, had been married once before, born on 15 December 1852 in McConnelsville, son of Andrew Arrick and Eliza Vincent, and Clara A. Diehl of Newark, Ohio, age 44, had been married once before, was divorced, and her married name had been Clara Cooper, born on 30 December 1860, daughter of Charles M. Diehl and Susan Weaver, married on 17 May 1905 in Licking County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000384305. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan (Weaver) Diehl, Memorial# 76893496. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles McClenachan Diehl, Memorial# 76893852.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles M. and Susan W. Diehl, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Dichl"), Beverly, Washington, Ohio; Roll: M593_1279; Page: 476B; Family History Library Film: 552778. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Susanna Weaver1

Father*Richard Weaver1 d. b 1756
Mother*Elizabeth Baldwin1
Birth*Susanna Weaver was born in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Thomas Dell Weaver1,2

b. 27 November 1751, d. circa 1804
Father*Isaac Weaver1,2 b. 1723, d. 1816
Mother*Sarah Dell1,2 b. 1731, d. 1814
Birth*27 November 1751Thomas Dell Weaver was born on 27 November 1751, probably at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4,5
Marriage*He married Jane Hinkson, daughter of John Hinkson and Jane Morrow, in Chester County. probably.6,7
Religion*1779He was a Quaker, and in 1779 during the Revolutionary War was disowned, or reprimanded, for pledging allegiance to the United States.2
(Son) Relocation1788Thomas's parents, and some of his younger siblings, moved from Pennsylvania in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown.6
Death*circa 1804He died circa 1804 in Washington County, Pennsylvania,1,6,7
Burial* and was buried at the Chartiers Presbyterian Church, North Strabane, Washington County.7

Family

Jane Hinkson

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Weaver, pages 759-760, the date written as "9, 27, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 229-230, the date written as "9 mo. 27, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 355-356, the date written as "9, 27, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 355-356.

Valentine Weaver1

Father*Richard Weaver1 d. b 1756
Mother*Elizabeth Baldwin1
Birth*Valentine Weaver was born in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

William Weaver1,2

b. 25 January 1768
Father*Isaac Weaver1,2 b. 1723, d. 1816
Mother*Sarah Dell1,2 b. 1731, d. 1814
Birth*25 January 1768William Weaver was born on 25 January 1768 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Son) Relocation1788William moved with his parents, and some of his siblings, in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown.3
(Minor) Religion26 May 1788A certificate of membership was granted to William's mother Sarah and her minor children, including William, to Westland Monthly Meeting, East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, located about 40 miles north, on the Monongahela River, of their home near Morgantown, Virginia, on 26 May 1788 . His older brother James received one to the same place dated 30 June 1788.3

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 229-230. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

William Weaver1

b. 19 February 1791, d. 11 April 1879
Father*Isaac Weaver1 b. 1 Mar 1756, d. 22 May 1830
Mother*Abigail Price1 b. 24 Aug 1766, d. 10 Sep 1813
Birth*19 February 1791William Weaver was born on 19 February 1791 in that part of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which would become Greene County.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Mary Cornwell, daughter of William Henry Cornwell and Ann Price, at Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania.2,3
Residence*Shortly after their marriage, William and Mary settled on a farm his father owned on Muddy Run in Greene County, Pennsylvania.3
Relocation*After the death of his stepmother, William and Mary moved with their children to the family homestead on Castile Run in Greene County, which he had inherited upon the death of his father.3
Relocation1835They moved to Fulton County, Illinois, in 1835.3
Occupation*William became the owner of several farms and held various county and township offices in Fulton County.3
(Husband) Death19 April 1855William became a widower when Mary (Cornwell) Weaver died on 19 April 1855 at age 57.3,4
Death*11 April 1879He died on 11 April 1879 at Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, at age 885,6,7,8
Burial* and was buried in Weaver Cemetery, Young Hickory Township, Fulton County.6,5,3

Family

Mary Cornwell b. 14 Dec 1797, d. 19 Apr 1855

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 300-301. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 610-611.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary "Polly" (Cornwell) Weaver, Memorial# 10156252, the place noted as Canton. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 300-301, noting his date of death as 11 April 1879.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Weaver, Memorial# 14538361, noting his date of death as 11 April 1879.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 357-359, noting his date of death incorrectly as 12 April 1871.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 610-611, noting his date of death as 12 April 1871.

Alexander Russell Webb1

b. 10 January 1846
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Birth*10 January 1846Alexander Russell Webb was born on 10 January 1846.1
Marriage*4 May 1870He married Laura Cordelia Conger, daughter of Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown, on 4 May 1870.2
(Son-in-Law) Census US 187011 June 1870Alexander Russell Webb appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in the household of his parents-in-law Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.3

Family

Laura Cordelia Conger b. 21 Aug 1852
Child1.Clarence Herbert Webb Spicer+1 b. 25 May 1873

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.
  2. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Henry Webb1

Family

Child1.Margarette Webb1

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.

Reverend Joseph Webb1

Occupation*Reverend Joseph Webb was the minister at Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of Isaac Nichols.2
Estate*1732Reverend Joseph Webb's daughter Sarah (Webb) and her husband John Dennie were named in an agreement about the division of his estate in 1732. They were living in Fairfield, Connecticut, at that time.1

Family

Elizabeth Nichols
Child1.Sarah Webb+1,3 b. 30 Jan 1702/3, d. b 17 Feb 1749

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  3. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Julia Webb1

Marriage*She married Uriah Wilson.1

Family

Uriah Wilson
Child1.Sarah A. Wilson+1 b. 25 Sep 1846

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 665-666. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Margarette Webb1

Father*Henry Webb1
Marriage*She married first Jacob Sheafe.1
Marriage*She married second, as his second wife, Reverend Thomas Thacher, son of Reverend Peter Thacher and Anne __?__.1,2

Family 1

Jacob Sheafe

Family 2

Reverend Thomas Thacher b. 1 May 1620, d. 15 Oct 1678

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 33. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Mattie Victoria Webb1,2

b. 10 February 1885, d. 10 June 1982
Birth*10 February 1885Mattie Victoria Webb was born on 10 February 1885 in Texas.1,3
Marriage*1904She married Leonard W. Miller in 1904.1,3,4
Census US 1910*9 May 1910[PGF] and Leonard W. Miller were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 9 May 1910 in Justice Precinct 1, Eastland County, Texas. Leonard was 38 years of age and a farmer working on his own account, and Mattie was 25 years of age. They owned their farm free of mortgage, had been married for 6 years and Mattie had given birth to two children, both of whom were living. Cyrus was 4 years old and Wanita was age 11 months.5
Census US 1920*16 January 1920Mattie and Leonard W. Miller were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 16 January 1920 in Decatur, Wise County, Texas. Leonard's name was recorded as "Glenn" by the census taker. He was 47 years of age and an unemployed laborer, and Mattie was 35 years of age. They rented their house and their four children were enumerated with them in 1920. Cyrus, Wanita and Evelyn, ages 14, 10, and 8 years, respectively, had all attended school within the census year, and Clara was 6 years old and not yet in school.1
(Wife) Death20 August 1928Mattie became a widow when Leonard W. Miller died on 20 August 1928 at age 55.4
Census US 1930*2 April 1930Mattie V. Miller was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1930 census taken on 2 April 1930 at 418 W. Commerce Street, Eastland, Eastland County, Texas. She was 45 years of age, a widow, and owned her house which was valued at $1,400. Her four children and a daughter-in-law were enumerated with her in 1930. Her son Cyrus was 24 years of age and worked on a surveying crew, and his wife, Vinita Miller, was 18 years old. They were newlyweds. Mattie's daughters, Wanita, Evelyn and Clara, were ages 20, 18 and 16, respectively, and Evelyn and Clara had both attended school within the census year.6
(Mother-in-Law) Arrested and Charged13 November 1938Her son-in-law, L. L. Powell, age 25, and Rex Holt, 24, both residents of Cisco, were arrested on 13 November 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas, and charged with automobile theft and armed robbery of a service station. A third man, Pete Eudy, who had left the car a few minutes before Powell and Holt were arrested, later surrendered to police. The two men initially in custody readily admitted their part in the robbery, blaming whisky for their complicity. The men had stolen the car in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas and driven it to Stamford, in Jones County, Texas where they committed the robbery, then were apprehended with the car in Fort Worth.7,8,9,10,11
(Mother-in-Law) Criminal Conviction4 May 1939Her son-in-law's trial in connection with the Stamford service station holdup on 13 November 1938 began on Thursday, morning, 4 May 1939 in District Court, Anson, Texas. Powell was the last of the three men to appear in court. Both J. M. Eudy and Rexford Holt had been found guilty of armed robbery and had been sentenced to five years in state prison. Powell pleaded not guilty and jury selection was completed at 11 o'clock.

The State called only two witnesses, the owner of the station that was robbed, and a customer who was inside the station at the time. The owner was the first witness examined, and testified that three men entered his station the night of the holdup but was unable to positively identify Powell. The customer, who was inside the station talking to Pete Eudy, who had previously been convicted in connected with the holdup, definitely identified Powell as the third man. It was established that J. M. Eudy was also called "Pete" Eudy. He said that Powell and Rexford Holt, who had been convicted the previous day, followed the owner into the station after their car had been serviced, and the holdup followed immediately. The customer testified that Powell was the one who locked him and the owner in the men's washroom while Eudy kept them covered at pistol point and Holt looted the cash register.

The jury deliberated only 30 minutes, and returned a verdict of guilty, making Powell the third and last man convicted in the holdup. He was sentenced, as were his two accomplices, to five years in state prison.7,8,9,10,11
Census US 1940*3 April 1940Mattie was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1940 census taken on 3 April 1940 at 210 Folts Street, Eastland, Eastland County, Texas. She was 55 years of age and a widow. She owned her house which was valued at $1,000, had lived in the same house in 1935, and had completed her education through the 8th grade of elementary school. Two of her daughters and a grandson were enumerated in her household in 1940. Her daughter Clara was 24 years of age and single, had completed her education through the 4th year of high school, and worked as a stenographer for the city of Eastland. Clara had also lived with her mother, in the same house, in 1935. Mattie's daughter, Evelyn (Miller) Powell, with her son, Larry Lorraine Powell, were also enumerated with Mattie in 1940. Evelyn was 28 years of age and married, had completed her education through the 2nd year of high school, and did housework for a private family. She had lived in Eastland County in 1935, although with her husband, and not with her mother. Evelyn's surviving son, Larry Lorraine Powell, was 4 years old. Evelyn's husband, Larry Lorraine Powell, was a prisoner in the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.12
(Mother-in-Law) Conduct Records26 November 1940The Prison Conduct Register for Larry Lorraine Powell, Convict# 91658 at the Texas State Penitentiary, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, included the following events:

18 October 1939          Ranked (punished) and lost all overtime and commutation time for threating an official by saying,
                                   "If anyone causes me to be ranked, my family will attend to them"
21 October 1939          Moved to the Harlem Prison Farm in Fort Bend County
3 March 1940               Returned from Harlem Prison Farm to Huntsville
18 October 1940          General Manager ordered his record cleared without restoring any lost time
26 November 1940     Governor granted six (6) month reprieve with orders to report to McLennan County Parole Board
25 May 1941               Governor granted one (1) year extension to reprieve with order to report to Tarrant County Parole Board
4 June 1942                Governor granted Conditional Pardon.13,14
Census US 1950*6 April 1950Mattie V. Miller was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1950 census taken on 6 April 1950 at 214 East Cherry Street, Eastland, Eastland County, Texas. She was a widow, 65 years of age , and keeping house in her own home, which was not on a farm. Her daughter, Evelyn McCleskey, and grandson, Larry Lorraine Powell, were enumerated with her in 1950. Her daughter was 38 years of age and a widow. She worked as an usher in a privately owned movie theater, and had worked 4 hours the week before the census was taken. Her son, Larry, was 14 years old and was doing something other than working, which we suspect may have been going to school.15
Death*10 June 1982She died on 10 June 1982 at age 973
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Plot E5B 80 C of Eastland City Cemetery, Eastland.3,4

Family

Leonard W. Miller b. 10 Aug 1873, d. 20 Aug 1928
Children1.Cyrus B. Miller16,3 b. 9 Jan 1906, d. 16 Sep 1993
2.Wanita C. Miller1 b. 1910
3.Evelyn Miller+1,2,17,3 b. 15 Feb 1912, d. 13 May 1986
4.Clara E. Miller1 b. 1914

Citations

  1. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Glenn" and Mattie Miller, Year: 1920; Census Place: Decatur, Wise, Texas; Roll: T625_1860; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 148. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2182] Texas, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1903-1932, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Evelyn Jean Miller on 15 February 1912 in Eastland, Eastland County, Texas, USA, daughter of Leonard Washington Miller and Mattie Victoria Webb. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1903-1932.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mattie V. Miller, Memorial# 50680061. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lenard W. Miller, Memorial# 50680014.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Leonard W. and Mattie V. Miller, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Eastland, Texas; Roll: T624_1547; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0038; FHL microfilm: 1375560. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mattie V. Miller, Year: 1930; Census Place: Eastland, Eastland, Texas; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 2342059. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, 16 November 1938, page 8, "Third Robber is Hunted Here; Two Cisco Young Men Are Charged with Auto Theft as Companion Is Sought". Hereinafter cited as Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories.
  8. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday, 31 January 1939, page 10, "Trio Sentenced in Hijacking."
  9. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Wednesday, 3 May 1939, page 1, "Rex Holt Given Five Years for Armed Robbery."
  10. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday 4 May 1939, page 11, "Powell Trial Begun at Anson."
  11. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Friday 5 May 1939, page 12, "L. L. Powell Found Guilty of Robbery."
  12. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mattie Miller, Year: 1940; Census Place: Eastland, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 67-4. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison processing record dated 25 May 1939 for L. L. Powell of Cisco, Texas, Convict# 91658, age 28, born in 1911 in Texas, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Convict Record Ledgers, Convict Number Range B 090341-093340, Volume# 1998/038-169. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945.
  14. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison conduct records from 25 May 1939 through 9 April 1943 for L. L. Powell, Convict# 91658, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Conduct Registers, Convict Number Range B 091470-093533, Volume# 1998/038-227.
  15. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mattie V. Miller, National Archives at Washington, DC; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Year: 1950; Census Place: Eastland, Eastland, Texas; Roll: 2680; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 67-5. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cyrus Burette Miller, Memorial# 50679169.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Evelyn Jean (Miller) Dolberry, Memorial# 50204607.

Richard Webb1

(Witness to Will) Estate and LandL. R. Robertson, John Beatty and Richard Webb witnessed the will of John Bell of Creevy on 08 December 1806.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Samuel Webb1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Marriage*1802He married Sophia Gerrard, daughter of William Gerrard and Jane Vipont, in 1802 in County Meath.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Sarah Webb1

b. 30 January 1702/3, d. before 17 February 1749
Father*Reverend Joseph Webb1,2
Mother*Elizabeth Nichols3
Baptism*30 January 1702/3Sarah Webb was baptized on 30 January 1702/3 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage*circa 1724She married as his second wife John Dennie, son of Albert Dennie and Elizabeth Wakeman, circa 1724.3,1,2
Estate*1732Sarah (Webb) and her husband John Dennie were named in an agreement about the division of her father's estate in 1732. They were living in Fairfield, Connecticut, at that time.1
Relocation*1733Sarah (Webb) and John Dennie moved to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), in or after 1733.1
(Wife) Will25 December 1744Sarah (Webb) Dennie was named in the will of her husband John Dennie dated 25 December 1744. He bequeathed to his loving wife Sarah forever one third part of all his estate both real and personal whether in this province, the colony of Connecticut, or elsewhere at her own disposal, his three Negro servants together with all household stuff. His will directed that 500 pounds lawful money of the province be lodged with his executors to be put to interest and improved for any of his children who were under age at the time of his death. He bequeathed to his son Albert Dennie 25 pounds lawful money which, with what he had already received, was his full portion and share. All the remainder of his estate, whether real or personal, he gave to his four other sons: John, William, Thomas and Joseph, and to his five daughters Mary, Grizzel, Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail to be equally divided among them.

The biggest surprise in the will, published by researchers in 2002, was learning about Joseph, the fourth son of John Dennie. Joseph had not been mentioned in earlier research published in 1930-1932.

Mr. Dennie's will named his children in groups of men and then of women. The order of the naming by gender by their father in his will corresponds to the known dates from records in Fairfield Church. His will was not challenged in court.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 3 February 1747Sarah became a widow when John Dennie died before 3 February 1747.1
Death*before 17 February 1749She died in either 1748 or before 17 February 1749 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Guardianship*17 February 1749Guardians were appointed in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), for Sarah (Webb)'s minor children, Thomas, Abigail and Joseph, on 17 February 1749.3
Estate* Sarah died without a will. Her inventory, at six pages, was shorter than her husband's and listed the contents of an upper middle class Boston house of the time and 620 pounds of personal articles. Her inventory included only two of the slaves, Caesar, with the one foot, and Flora and, as with her husband's inventory, listed no real estate. Her son, William Dennie was appointed Adminstator.1
Land Records* The distribution of John Dennie's Connecticut real estate as bequeathed in his will of 1744 was not known to researchers until 2002 and presented many questions. He left his real estate in two parts: two-thirds of his Connecticut property directly to his nine named children, and one-third of all his estate forever "both real and personal whether in this province the colony of Connecticut or elsewhere" to his widow Sarah. This bequest created an estate in real property in Connecticut for Sarah (Webb) Dennie, his widow. Because Sarah died without leaving a will, it was left to the courts to identify and name Sarah's children and heirs.

Land records in Fairfield and in Ridgefield, both in Fairfield County, Connecticut, gave researchers information on the identity of Sarah's heirs. The land records also clarified John Dennie's two wives and clearly identified their two sets of children. Sarah (Webb) Dennie's children were named, and those of Mary (Edwards) Dennie were identified as the other children. Joseph Dennie appeared with Sarah's children as her heir, but not as her son.

The Dennie children all eventually, after they attained their majority, or for the girls, married, sold their Fairfield and Ridgefield real estate. Researchers noted in their report, as an aside, that the real estate was of small value compared to the other property they inherited from their father.

Determined researchers explained their strategy by stating that complete land research for a parcel of property required that deeds be located for all the land sales of the heirs of John Dennie, which they called "the two thirds of the property" and of the heirs of Sarah Dennie, or "the one third of the property". They believed these transactions would identify all the interested parties in the entire package of real estate under review. They knew they were looking for a minimum of two deeds: one for the nine children of John Dennie and one for the court determined heirs of John's widow, Sarah (Webb) Dennie. Unfortunately, they did not know the maximum number of deeds they were looking for, since each of the children could have sold separately, one at a time.

Extensive research of the Dennie family land records in both Fairfield and Ridgefield was said by the researchers to have been "revealing, surprising and astonishing." They took special note in the first two land sales in the grouping and the unity of eight of the heirs. Eight of the nine children named in John Dennie's will joined together to sell all their two thirds interest at one time in one transaction. The deed named each of the eight stating "which said [children] are eight of the children and heirs of John Dennie late... Whereas the same John Dennie by his last will and testament duly proved gave and bequeathed unto his said eight children and his other son Joseph two full third parts of all the real estate... nine acres in Fairfield..." The deed was dated 24 Jan 1758 and recorded 8 Jun 1762. All of the parties named except Joseph signed at one time.

The second deed they found recorded in Fairfield was the sale by the Sarah Dennie heirs, again excepting Joseph. Sarah's four children were named and described as "children and heirs of Sarah Dennie late of Boston deceased intestate... whereas Mr. John Dennie late... by his last will duly proved approved and allowed gave and bequeathed to his widow the said Sarah Dennie one full third part of all his real estate in fee simple... The same Sarah soon after dyed intestate leaving the said William Thomas Sarah and Abigail and one Joseph Dennie her children and heirs". The deed was dated and recorded on the same dates as the first deed, 24 Jan 1758 and 8 Jun 1758, respectively.

The researchers also noted that William Dennie had received a double portion as the eldest son of the intestate Sarah, not the eldest son of John, and sold both parts. Sarah's other three children each received and sold one part. Joseph Dennie had received one portion which he would sell separately, later. John Dennie's son John had received two portions of his father's estate, and each of his siblings had received one. All, except Joseph, sold in full in the first deed described.1

Family

John Dennie b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
Children1.Sarah Dennie1 b. 2 May 1725, d. b 1783
2.William Dennie1 b. 23 Oct 1726, d. 3 Jul 1783
3.Thomas Dennie3 b. 5 May 1728
4.Thomas Dennie1 b. 11 Oct 1730
5.Abigail Dennie1 b. 10 Apr 1733, d. 31 Oct 1774
6.Joseph Dennie+ b. c 1743, d. 11 Sep 1811;

Joseph's father, John Dennie, was married to Sarah Webb at the time Joseph was conceived and born, and Joseph was raised by Sarah. In the source Joseph Dennie and his Circle, the author states, unequivocally and without explanation, that Joseph was the son of John Dennie and Sarah Webb. In the Nutmegger source, however, Sarah as Joseph's mother is, from probate and land records, doubted and considered untrue. This researcher plans to review the records identified by the Nutmegger source, and other records we may find, and present our own conclusion3,1

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.
  3. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."

William Webb1

Residence*He was of Castlecor, County Meath.1
(2nd Trustee) Marriage Settlement22 December 1814William was named as a trustee in a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Sarah V. Weber1

b. 1862, d. 9 February 1937
Birth*1862Sarah V. Weber was born in 1862 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Sarah Virginia Weber.2
Marriage*1881She married Eugene K. Kenderdine about 1881.1,3,2
(Wife) Death26 May 1936Sarah became a widow when Eugene K. Kenderdine died on 26 May 1936 at age 80.3,4
Death*9 February 1937She died in 9 February 1937 at age 742,5
Burial*13 February 1937 and was buried on 13 February 1937 with her husband in Section B, Plot 81, of the New Ground in Union Cemetery, Richboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2,5

Family

Eugene K. Kenderdine b. 14 Jul 1855, d. 26 May 1936
Child1.Flora May Kenderdine+1 b. 14 Nov 1891, d. 5 Jul 1972

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eugene K. and Sarah V. Kenderdine, Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1320; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 1375333. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Virginia (Weber) Kenderdine, Memorial# 30833805. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eugene K. Kenderdine, Memorial# 30831954.
  4. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; burial order for Eugene K Kenderdine, age 80, born on 14 July 1855, died 26 May 1936, burial on 29 May 1936 at Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, at William Grant, Burial Orders, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel#. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  5. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, burial of Sarah V Kenderdine of Northampton Township, Bucks County, age 74, died 9 February 1937, burial on 13 February 1937 in Section B, Plot 81, New Ground, at Richboro, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, Cemetery or Funeral at Union Cemetery, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 1016.

Abram J. Webster1

b. 1842
Father*Calvin F. Webster1 b. 1805, d. 28 Nov 1879
Mother*Betsy Burrows1 b. 1813
Birth*1842Abram J. Webster was born about 1842 in New York.1
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850Abram J. Webster appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. He was 8 years old and had attended school within the last year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin F. Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Calvin F. Webster1

b. 1805, d. 28 November 1879
Birth*1805Calvin F. Webster was born about 1805 in New York.1
Marriage*He married Betsy Burrows in New York.1
Census US 1850*13 September 1850Calvin F. Webster and his wife Betsy appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. Calvin was 45 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $1000. Betsy was 37 years of age. They lived with their children, Eliza Jane age 15, William B. age 13, Lydia S. age 10, Abram J. 8 and J. Alfred, who was 3. The four oldest children had all attended school within the last year. Everyone in the family had been born in New York except young Alfred who had been born in Indiana. Also living with the family was 24 year old A.F. Tallmadge, who was born in Indiana, and a farmer with real estate valued at $200. Enumerated in the next household was John H. Willis with his wife Hilah, and in two years, John's brother, Harvey Willis, and the Webster's daughter Eliza Jane would marry.1
Census US 1860*30 June 1860Betsy and Calvin Webster were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 30 June 1860 in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. Calvin was 55 years of age, and a farmer. He owned real estate valued at $7600 and had a personal estate of $1000. Betsy was 46 years of age. They lived with three of their children, William was 24 years of age and working as a farmer, Lydia, who was enumerated as "Sabina", was 20, and Alfred was 12 and had attended school within the last year.2
Death*28 November 1879He died on 28 November 1879 at Perry, Dallas County, Iowa,3
Burial* and was buried in the Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry.3

Family

Betsy Burrows b. 1813
Children1.Eliza J. Webster+1 b. 5 Jun 1834, d. 20 Mar 1905
2.William B. Webster1 b. 1837
3.Lydia Sabrina Webster+1,4 b. bt 1840 - 1841
4.Abram J. Webster1 b. 1842
5.J. Alfred Webster1 b. 1847

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin F. Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M653_275; Page: 502; Image: 504; Family History Library Film: 803275. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Calvin F. Webster, Memorial# 17041632. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Sabrina Wills (Sabrina Webster)", Spencer, Dallas County, Iowa, dated 01 January 1925. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.

Catherine Webster1

b. 1850
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*1850Catherine Webster was born about 1850 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*8 April 1869She married Samuel H. Heaton, son of Abijah Heaton and Elizabeth Smith, on 8 April 1869 in Lucas County, Iowa.1
Occupation*Catherine's husband taught school in Lucas County, Iowa, for fifteen years.1
Census US 1880*19 June 1880Catherine and Samuel H. Heaton appeared on the 1880 census taken on 19 June 1880 in the township of Union, Lucas County, Iowa. Sam was 35 years of age with no occupation recorded, and Catherine was age 30. Three children resided in the household with their parents. Lizzie was 8, Maggie 3, and Willie was 1.2
Relocation*1894Sam and Catherine moved their family to Leroy, Decatur County, Iowa, in 1894.1
Occupation In Leroy, Catherine's husband started a hardware business.1
OccupationSix years later they moved to an area near Tingley, Ringgold County, Iowa, where Sam became a full time farmer.1

Family

Samuel H. Heaton b. 24 Mar 1845, d. 4 Nov 1914
Children1.Charles Heaton1 b. Jan 1870
2.Elizabeth M. Heaton1 b. 31 Dec 1871
3.Maggie G. Heaton2 b. 1876
4.William Hurd Heaton1 b. 29 Apr 1879, d. 26 Mar 1952
5.Herman H. Heaton1 b. 1 Dec 1880
6.Maud L. Heaton1 b. 25 Mar 1883
7.Clara Belle Heaton1 b. 7 Nov 1885
8.Bessie M. Heaton1 b. 12 Dec 1889
9.Edna J. Heaton1 b. 11 Nov 1893

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, page 157. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel H. Heaton, Union, Lucas, Iowa; Roll: 352; Family History Film: 1254352; Page: 550C; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 0261. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Charles L. Webster1

Name VariationHis full name may have been Charles Leonard Webster2
Name Variation and he may have been called Leonard.2
Marriage*25 August 1945He married, as her fourth husband, Lyndall R. Carner, daughter of James William Carner and Rosa May Huston, on 25 August 1945.1
(Stepfather) Draft Registration5 November 1946His stepson, Theodore Blair Moore, completed his World War II Draft Registration Card on 5 November 1946 in Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California. He was 18 years old, lived and worked in Palmdale, and reported that the person who would always know his address was his mother, Mrs. C. Leonard Webster, who also lived in Palmdale. Theodore reported his employer as C. L. Webster, whom we believe was his stepfather, Charles L. Webster.2
Divorce Granted*25 July 1950Charles L. Webster and Lyndall Rosa Moore were divorced on 25 July 1950 in Lane County, Oregon. Lyndall had filed for the divorce against Charles, stating the cause as "cruel and inhuman treatment", and the divorce was granted to her as Plaintiff. No children were affected.1

Family

Lyndall R. Carner b. 28 Sep 1896, d. 17 Mar 1972

Citations

  1. [S2498] Oregon, U.S., State Divorces, 1925-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Lyndall R. Moore, Plaintiff vs. Charles L. Webster on 25 July 1950 in Lane County, Oregon, USA, granted to Plaintiff, for cause of cruel and inhuman treatment, no children affected, married on 25 August 1945, citing Docket# 3068, referencing Oregon State Archives; Salem, Oregon; Oregon, Divorce Records, 1946-1968. Hereinafter cited as Oregon, U.S., State Divorces, 1925-1968.
  2. [S1967] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of Theodore Blair Moore of Palmdale, Los Angeles, California, USA, age 18, born on 3 November 1928 at Los Angeles, California, USA, registered on 5 November 1946 in Palmdale, Los Angeles, California, USA, describing him as 5 11 in height, weighing 157, Ruddy complexion, Brown eyes and Brown hair, his mother, Mrs. Leonard Webster, the person who would always know his address, employed by C. L. Webster, Palmdale, referencing U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, WWII Draft Registration Cards for California, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947, Records of the Selective Service System, 147, Box 1254. Hereinafter cited as U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.

Eliza J. Webster1,2

b. 5 June 1834, d. 20 March 1905
Eliza Jane (Webster) Willis
Father*Calvin F. Webster3 b. 1805, d. 28 Nov 1879
Mother*Betsy Burrows3 b. 1813
Birth*5 June 1834Eliza Jane Webster was born on 5 June 1834 in Chautauqua County, New York.3,4,5,6
(Daughter) Census US 185013 September 1850Eliza Jane appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. She was 15 years of age and had attended school within the last year. Enumerated in the next household was John H. Willis with his wife Hilah, and in two years, Eliza Jane and John's brother, Harvey Willis, would marry.3
Relationship Note*We also wonder about the relationship between Eliza J. Webster and Hilah J. Webster, the wives of the Willis brothers, Harvey and John. Was it another case of brothers marrying sisters or cousins? Or a coincidence that their wives' surnames were both Webster? We have found that coincidences aren't usually the answer.7
Marriage*7 June 1852She married Harvey Willis, son of Isaac Willis and Anna Macy, on 7 June 1852 in La Porte County, Indiana.1,2
Census US 1860*6 June 1860Harvey and Eliza J. Willis appeared on the 1860 census taken on 6 June 1860 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Harvey was 29 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate of $200. Eliza was 26 years of age. They lived with their children, Orlando 7, Lucinda 3 and Arthur, who was 1. Also living with the family was Lindsey Willis, a younger brother of Harvey's. Lindsey was 26 years of age, worked as a laborer and had a personal estate valued at $50.8
Census US 1870*16 June 1870Eliza and Harvey Willis were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Harvey was 39 years of age and his occupation was recorded as "Joader". Eliza J. was 36 years of age and keeping house. They lived with their six children, Orlando who was 17 and worked as a clerk in a grocery, Lucinda S. was 13 and had attended school within the last year, Arthur, who was 11 and had also attended school within the last year, William 7, Frank 5 and Ella 2. Also living with the family in 1870 were two of the sons of Harvey's brother Henry, David and Washington Willis, aged 19 and 17, respectively.9
Census US 1880*16 June 1880Eliza and Harvey Willis were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 16 June 1880 in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. Harvey was 49 years of age and worked as a stock dealer, and Eliza was 46 years of age and keeping house. They lived with the six youngest of their children. Arthur was 21 and worked as a drug clerk, William, who was enumerated as W.E., was 17 and worked as a grocer clerk, Frank and Ella, ages 14 and 12, respectively, had both attended school within the last year, Kittie was 4 years old, and Lena was 2.10
Census US 1900*2 June 1900Eliza and Harvey Willis were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 2 June 1900 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Harvey was 69 years of age and worked as a livestock shipper, and Eliza was 65. They had been married for 48 years and had a total of 12 children, 7 of whom were living, and three of whom resided with their parents in 1900. William was 36 years of age and, like his father, worked as a livestock shipper. He was enumerated as married for five years, although his wife was not enumerated in the Willis household. Ella was single, 32 years of age and worked as a stenographer and Lena was 21, single and also working as a stenographer.6
(Wife) Death27 April 1901Eliza became a widow when Harvey Willis died on 27 April 1901.11
Death*20 March 1905She died on 20 March 1905 in Perry, Dallas County, at age 705
Burial* and was buried in the Mowrer Cemetery, Perry.5

Family

Harvey Willis b. 15 Apr 1831, d. 27 Apr 1901
Children1.Orlando C. Willis8 b. 1853
2.Lucinda Willis+1 b. 27 Aug 1856, d. 3 Mar 1945
3.Arthur Eugene Willis+8 b. 8 Oct 1858, d. 15 Apr 1944
4.William E. Willis9 b. Jun 1863
5.Frank Willis9 b. 1865
6.Ella Willis9 b. Mar 1868
7.Kittie Willis10 b. 1876
8.Lena W. Willis10 b. Oct 1878

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 263. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, Laporte County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records Letters: S - Z Volume V, W. P. A. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Admini; Book: R-C; Page: 140. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin F. Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William "M" Heaton, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; Roll: 360; Family History Film: 1254360; Page: 404B; Enumeration District: 165; Image: 0329. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Webster) Willis, Memorial# 15684419. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 427; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1240427. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M653_317; Page: 529; Image: 17; Family History Library Film: 803317. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 589B; Image: 449; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. and E.J. Willis, Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 139A; Enumeration District: 046; Image: 0281.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harvey Willis, Memorial# 15684417.

Hilah J. Webster1,2,3,4

b. 19 April 1830, d. 14 January 1904
Birth*19 April 1830Hilah J. Webster was born on 19 April 1830 in Ohio.5,1
Name-SpellingsHer name was spelled or transcribed as "Hilah" in some of the records we reviewed, and as "Hitah" in some others, and it is believed that her name was Hilah and not Hitah.1,3,6
Marriage*She married John H. Willis, son of Isaac Willis and Anna Macy.3
Census US 1850*13 September 1850Hilah and her new husband John H. Willis appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. John was 27 years of age, and was a farmer with real estate valued at $1200. Hilah was 19. They had no children yet, and lived alone. The household enumerated immediately after theirs was that of the family of Eliza Jane Webster who, in two years, would become the wife of John's brother Harvey Willis.3
Relationship Note*We also wonder about the relationship between Hilah J. Webster and Eliza J. Webster, the wives of the Willis brothers, John and Harvey. Was it another case of brothers marrying sisters or cousins? Or a coincidence that their wives' surnames were both Webster? We have found that coincidences aren't usually the answer.7
Census US 1870*15 June 1870Hilah and John H. Willis were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 15 June 1870 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. John was 46 years of age and worked in real estate. His real estate was valued at $5,000 and his personal estate at $12,000. Hilah, her name spelled "Hitah", was 40 years of age and keeping house. In 1870 the couple lived with their five children. Quincy was 17 years old, Evelyn 14, "Wesly" 12, Estella 5 and Anna 2. Evelyn and Wesley had attended school within the year.4
(Wife) Death11 May 1899Hilah became a widow when John H. Willis died on 11 May 1899.8
Death*14 January 1904She died on 14 January 1904 at age 731
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Dallas County.1

Family

John H. Willis b. 7 Sep 1823, d. 11 May 1899
Children1.Quincy Adams Willis4 b. 1853
2.Evelyn Willis4 b. 1856
3.Wesley Willis4 b. 1858
4.Estella Willis4 b. 1865
5.Anna Willis4 b. 1868

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Gravestone photo, John H. Willis, Memorial# 16352774. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Quincy Adams Willis, transcribed as I. Adams Willis, enumerated per residence date of 01 January 1925 in Des Moines, Ward 2, Polk County, Iowa; Quincy Adams Willis stating his mother's name was Hilah J. Webster and his father's name was John H. Willis. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. Willis, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324, her name transcribed as "Hilah". Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 588B; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. Willis, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 588B; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545884, her name transcribed as "Hitah."
  7. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John H. Willis, Memorial# 16352774.

J. Alfred Webster1

b. 1847
Father*Calvin F. Webster1 b. 1805, d. 28 Nov 1879
Mother*Betsy Burrows1 b. 1813
Birth*1847J. Alfred Webster was born about 1847 in New York.1
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850J. Alfred Webster appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. He was 3 years old.1
(Son) Census US 186030 June 1860Alfred was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 30 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. He was 12 years old and had attended school within the last year.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin F. Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M653_275; Page: 502; Image: 504; Family History Library Film: 803275. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

John O. Webster

Research Notes1806John O. Webster, whose occupation was "retailer, commerce(s)" was listed in the 1806 Boston City Directory. His address was on Ship Street, the same street where John Bolton, the Marine Mariner, lived in 1807. If he was the same Webster that John Bolton was in business with, he could be a clue, and possibly a brother or brother-in-law of Zilpah's. We need to research this John O. Webster to see what we can learn.1
Research Notes*1806 A John O. Webster, whose occupation was "retailer, commerce(s)" was listed in the 1806 Boston City Directory. His address was on Ship Street which was also the mariner John Bolton's street in 1807. If our Ancestor John Bolton worked as a mariner in Boston, and if John O. Webster was the Webster John Bolton was in business with, he would be an excellent clue, and possibly a brother or brother-in-law of Zilpah's. We need to research this John O. Webster to see what we can learn.1

Citations

  1. [S187] Boston Directories for 1806 and 1807 (No. 47 Marlborough street, Boston, Massachusetts: Edward Cotton). Hereinafter cited as Boston Directories for 1806 and 1807.

Lydia Sabrina Webster1

b. between 1840 and 1841
Father*Calvin F. Webster2,3 b. 1805, d. 28 Nov 1879
Mother*Betsy Burrows2,3 b. 1813
Birth*between 1840 and 1841Lydia Sabrina Webster was born between 1840 and 1841 in New York.2,1,3
(Daughter) Census US 185013 September 1850Lydia S. Webster appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. She was 10 years old and had attended school within the last year.2
(Daughter) Census US 186030 June 1860Lydia was enumerated as Sabrina, misspelled as "Sabina" on the 1860 census taken on 30 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. She was 20 years of age.1
Marriage*She married Lindsey Willis, son of Isaac Willis and Anna Macy, in Dallas County, Iowa.4
Census US 1870*13 June 1870Sabrina and Lindsey Willis were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 13 June 1870 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Lindsey was 36 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $2080 and a personal estate of $455. Sabrina was 29 years of age. They lived with their son, Thomas, who was 9 years old and had attended school within the last year.5
Census US 1910*27 April 1910Sabrina and Lindsey Willis were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 27 April 1910 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Lindsey was 75 years of age and Sabrina was 69. They had been married for 49 years and were enumerated as having had no children.4

Family

Lindsey Willis b. 30 May 1834
Child1.Thomas Willis5 b. 1861

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M653_275; Page: 502; Image: 504; Family History Library Film: 803275. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin F. Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Sabrina Wills (Sabrina Webster)", Spencer, Dallas County, Iowa, dated 01 January 1925. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lindsey and Sabrina L. Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: T624_399; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1374412. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lindsey and Sabrina Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 586B; Image: 443; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

William B. Webster1

b. 1837
Father*Calvin F. Webster1 b. 1805, d. 28 Nov 1879
Mother*Betsy Burrows1 b. 1813
Birth*1837William B. Webster was born about 1837 in New York.1
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850William B. Webster appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. He was 13 years of age and had attended school within the last year.1
(Son) Census US 186030 June 1860William was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 30 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Clinton, La Porte County, Indiana. He was 24 years of age and was working as a farmer.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin F. Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M432_157; Page: 160A; Image: 324. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Calvin Webster, Clinton, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M653_275; Page: 502; Image: 504; Family History Library Film: 803275. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.