Funeral Cards – Union County, Iowa area

I have funeral cards for 211 people who lived/died in or around Union County, Iowa. They were collected by Todd’s grandmother Inez Perkins Reece (1921-2005) of Creston. I would like to get these into the hands of a relative interested in genealogy, and perhaps that is YOU. Email me at sgray1us@gmail.com and send me the name on the card(s) you want and your address and I will get it(them) sent. I will keep a photo of each one I send out, in case I have additional inquiries, though I do have two copies of many of these.

  1. Akers, Marvin LeRoy 1913-1999
  2. Allard, Joann 1941-1987
  3. Arnold, Gladys E. 1899-1983
  4. Arnold, Shirley A. 1929-2000
  5. Arnold, Thomas A. 1896-1983
  6. Austin, Clarence Raymond 1907-1994
  7. Austin, Mary L. 1928-1995
  8. Baird, Charles F. 1912-1986
  9. Baker, Dorothy M. 1915-1996
  10. Bata, Joseph Frank 1906-1994
  11. Berdine, Capt. Terry Gale 1952-1986
  12. Bickett, George B. Jr. 1919-1996
  13. Bramow, Earl M. 1920-1989
  14. Bramow, Venessa L. 1922-1990
  15. Bryant, Margaret “Maggie” 1901-1998
  16. Campbell, Charley W. 1902-1987
  17. Cheers, Wayne 1915-1986
  18. Chew, Mettie M. 1906-1993
  19. Clark, Adis 1913-1989
  20. Coen, Jill Marie 1967-1986
  21. Coleman, Anna Marie 1922-1972
  22. Coleman, Roberta Marie 1931-1986
  23. Conard, Ricky Lee 1954-1997
  24. Corneli, Adalyne 1910-1994
  25. Corneli, Cecil E. 1909-1997
  26. Creger, Florence 1904-1986
  27. Culbertson, Anna May 1869-1965
  28. Culbertson, Edrie Irene 1905-1996
  29. Cunningham, Cleatus 1905-1976
  30. Cunningham, Mildred 1909-1992
  31. Davenport, Belvadean 1912-1981
  32. Davenport, Mary E. 1916-1985
  33. Davis, Bernice C. 1914-1998
  34. Day, Charles Anthony 1959-1978
  35. Day, Edward Robert 1958-1978
  36. Day, Frank E. 1901-1991
  37. Delaney, Violet W. 1908-1984
  38. Dibel, Martha (Marty) 1930-1988
  39. Dix, Fern 1903-1998
  40. Eivins, Jean M. 1927-1995
  41. Eklund, Agnes 1904-2002
  42. Eklund, Clarence A. 1921-1999
  43. Eklund, Dorothy A. 1922-1998
  44. Eklund, Raymond Carl 1924-1984
  45. Emerson, Ada P. 1906-1996
  46. Ergenbright, B. L. 1913-1987
  47. Ergenbright, Hazel E. 1918-1992
  48. Farrell, Madonna Mary 1921-1968
  49. Fogle, Elizabeth A. (Betty) 1928-1994
  50. Fowler, Melba Marie 1913-1986
  51. Foy, Jesse V. 1912-1985
  52. Franklin, Ella C. 1893-1986
  53. Frederick, Frank M. 1916-1990
  54. Frederick, Mabel I. 1908-1996
  55. Fredrickson, Elsie 1902-1993
  56. Fredrickson, Robert R. 1915-1984
  57. Gardner, Mary Ann 1931-1983
  58. Gehrke, Tessa 1891-1993
  59. Gianasi, Lela Mae 1910-1998
  60. Gifford, Lulu Frances 1894-1994
  61. Gill, Jule Ethelyn 1918-1982
  62. Gissible, June Rose 1921-1991
  63. Gordon, Myrtle Lena Fils 1898-1989
  64. Grimes, Lester W. 1915-1989
  65. Hall, Myrtle Evelyn 1917-1996
  66. Harders, Ruby M. 1926-2001
  67. Harris, Harold H. 1919-1998
  68. Hawks, J. Margaret 1897-1995
  69. Hawks, Joseph G. 1899-1980
  70. Hawks, Loretta T. Laura 1899-1991
  71. Hawks, Margaret R. (Madge) 1904-1983
  72. Hawks, Stephen Joseph 1958-2000
  73. Henry, Della M. 1899-1988
  74. Henton, Hazel I. 1912-1989
  75. Herbel, Goldie Mae 1925-1989
  76. Herbel, Walter Blaine 1913-1984
  77. Hiatt, Domna Rose 1925-2000
  78. Hiatt, Jacque Sue 1949-1976
  79. Hiatt, Raymond Robert Jr. 1926-1994
  80. Hightshoe, Chris Isaac 1929-1996
  81. Hodge, Maxine “Babe” 1916-1998
  82. Hoffman, Cordelia E. 1899-1987
  83. Hoffman, Hazel A. 1897-1981
  84. Holmes, Nadine 1920-1999
  85. Hook, Joy Ann 1927-1990
  86. Hudson, Aldwin 1917-1986
  87. Huff, Lee W. “Bill” 1930-1998
  88. Hutchinson, Barbara Arlene 1931-1992
  89. Ide, Frank Allen 1929-1987
  90. Inlow, Mildred D. 1911-1997
  91. Israel, Cecil 1899-1986
  92. Jackson, Lowell Elwood 1898-1985
  93. Jessen, Judy 1948-1990
  94. Jessen, Richard F. 1931-1995
  95. Jessen, William T. “Bill” 1910-1986
  96. Jeter, Eva B. 1908-1989
  97. Jones, Glee Frank 1912-1996
  98. Jones, Harry Cleve 1909-1980
  99. Jones, Walter A. 1915-1986
  100. Kelley, Mary B. 1903-1996
  101. Kerrigan, LeRoy J. 1921-1999
  102. Kerrigan, Marjorie L. 1920-1990
  103. Kessler, George Jr. 1910-1998
  104. Kessler, Gladys 1910-1993
  105. Kessler, Howard M. 1904-1986
  106. Kessler, Scott L. 1961-1993
  107. Kirkpatrick, Irene 1908-2002
  108. Krupp, Floyd R. 1919-1989
  109. Kuhl, Ellen Eudora 1915-1986
  110. Larson, Minnie May 1907-1993
  111. Larson, William J. 1899-1978
  112. Lauer, Norman E. 1933-1996
  113. Lininger, Clare B. 1932-2000
  114. Lonnecker, Olive C. 1909-1997
  115. Madden, Raymond C. (Joe) 1910-1987
  116. McCahon, Leah Dell 1941-1967
  117. McCulley, Joan 1933-1999
  118. McFee, Hugh Lynnford 1917-1993
  119. McGrath, Doris Wilma 1919-1997
  120. McKinney, Marie E. 1904-1995
  121. Meacham, Edna Eldora 1903-1985
  122. Mernaugh, J. D. (Don) 1914-1986
  123. Merritt, Sharon K. 1946-2002
  124. Mickle, Lloyd 1913-1982
  125. Millard, Mary 1902-1987
  126. Miller, Flora Jane 1909-1996
  127. Miller, Wayne W. 1915-1987
  128. Mullin, Gertrude 1903-1996
  129. Mullin, Thomas E. 1902-1995
  130. Munstermann, Rebecca 1911-1998
  131. Myers, Richard 1947-1996
  132. Nicholson, Pauline E. 1912-1981
  133. Nixon, Kirk Robert 1969-1980
  134. Nulph, Arla G. 1905-1988
  135. Oshel, Dee 1919-1993
  136. Oshel, John Henry 1921-1995
  137. Overholtzer, Perry A. 1948-1967
  138. Owen, Martin William 1936-1968
  139. Page, Harold Clarence 1907-1981
  140. Paxton, Richard “Dick” 1926-1992
  141. Perkins, Addie Dean 1923-1999
  142. Perkins, Alvina Mae 1910-1992
  143. Perkins, Clay C. 1909-1994
  144. Perkins, Fern M. 1910-1998
  145. Perkins, Henry Cecil 1936-1990
  146. Perkins, Joyce 1955-1999
  147. Perkins, Martin 1915-1986
  148. Perkins, Otis N. 1877-1954
  149. Perkins, Ray R. 1907-1968
  150. Pettinger, C. “Millie” 1898-1978
  151. Pettinger, J. P. “Paul” 1937-1996
  152. Pettinger, Sarah M. 1902-1998
  153. Pettit, Ernest D. (Dave) 1922-1987
  154. Pettit, Lonnie Leonard 1907-1994
  155. Pine, Alois J. 1905-1995
  156. Pine, Ray 1902-1994
  157. Pitkin, Wayne 1927-1995
  158. Plowman, Hazel V. 1918-1999
  159. Porter, Don 1923-1990
  160. Rawlings, Cindy Kessler 1959-1987
  161. Reece, Elmer Howard 1912-1993
  162. Reece, Grace Elma 1888-1968
  163. Reece, Marjorie Irene 1915-1995
  164. Reis, Georgia V. 1914-1988
  165. Rief, Geraldine 1912-1999
  166. Roberts, Ella M. 1900-1994
  167. Rundlett, Connie 1954-1985
  168. Russell, George H. 1914-1999
  169. Sage, Evia S. 1908-1989
  170. Schardein, Margaret Louise 1909-1995
  171. Selsor, Burton 1917-1997
  172. Selsor, Dwight 1948-1984
  173. Simpson, Nola Agnes 1900-1996
  174. Simpson, Rex A. 1913-1989
  175. Smith, Lawrence E. 1914-1996
  176. Smith, Paul Gene 1922-1989
  177. Smith, Ruth 1903-1983
  178. Smith, Vesta Maxiene 1919-2001
  179. Snodgrass, Wayne E. “Hop” 1924-1984
  180. Snyder, Edgar B. 1892-1972
  181. Sorensen, Alice (Snyder) 1904-1979
  182. Starlin, Don 1926-1999
  183. Starmer, Verna Grace 1919-1995
  184. Steele, Doris M. 1922-1988
  185. Stephens, John Ross 1926-1998
  186. Stephens, Velmer D. 1919-1969
  187. Stream, Allen L. 1922-1985
  188. Stream, Mildred E. 1900-1984
  189. Swartz, Francis M. 1910-1995
  190. Taylor, Clifford Sylvester 1909-1988
  191. Tennant, Leona (Roundy) 1917-1990
  192. Thompson, Charles B. 1923-1996
  193. Thompson, Lila R. 1910-1991
  194. Todd, Catherine Marie 1901-1998
  195. Tucholski, Nadene Hagan 1923-1999
  196. Veatch, Howard C. 1918-1983
  197. Vorhies, Howard F. 1920-1999
  198. Walters, Helen 1927-2000
  199. Walters, Webb 1915-1997
  200. Ward, Dennis Michael 1938-1994
  201. Weaver, Wayne W. 1919-1987
  202. White, Sylviann Samantha 1986-1988
  203. White, Velma Louise1913-1994
  204. Whited, Lyle E. 1913-1984
  205. Whited, Marvin Duane 1947-1992
  206. Wilson, Roberta I. 1911-1995
  207. Wood, C. D. (Shorty) 1911-1991
  208. Woods, Glen L. 1914-1976
  209. Woosley, Marie (Hoffman) 1903-2000
  210. Yashack, Pfc. Ronald A. 1947-1969
  211. Zaruba, Lawrence Marion 1907-1986

Michael Kinsel (1759-1850) and Nancy Lane (1774-1865)

Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for both Michael and Nancy.

Michael Kinsel was born in Virginia in 1759. His parents are unknown.

Nancy Lane was born in 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of William Lane and Nancy Allen. William Lane served in the American Revolution with the 10th Virginia Regiment. William participated in two Georgia Land Lotteries, which distributed Creek Indian lands to white settlers. He had 2 draws in the 1807 lottery and won one lot in Morgan County (at the time, Baldwin County). Lots were 202 acres. He participated in the 1827 lottery, earning two draws based on his service in the American Revolution. He drew land in Troup County and land in Lee County. He sold his Morgan County land to his son William Lane Jr.

Michael and Nancy married in 1789 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Fauquier County, Virginia isn’t available.

On the 1810 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (Martin was 1, William was 4, John was 13); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 51); 1 female under age 10 (Margaret was 7); 3 females age 10-15 (Nancy was 10, Polly was 14, and Elizabeth was 16); 1 female aged 26-44 (Nancy was 36).

On the 1820 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (Thomas was 6 and George was 8); 2 males aged 10-15 (Martin was 11 and William was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (John was 23); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 61); 1 female under age 10 (Catherine was 1); 3 females aged 10-15 (I believe the tally should have been in the 16-26 column because Margaret was 17, Nancy was 20, and Polly was 24); 1 female aged 45 and over (Nancy was 46).

On the 1830 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14 (Thomas was 16); 1 male aged 15-19 (George was 18); 1 male aged 60-69 (Michael was 71); 1 female aged 10-14 (Catherine was 11); 1 female aged 50-59 (Nancy was 56).

On the 1840 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Pike, Perry County, Ohio. There were 6 in the household: 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 male aged 80-89 (Michael was 81); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 60-69 (Nancy was 66).

Michael died September 5, 1850. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1850 US Census, widowed Nancy, age 76, lived in Madison, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Frances, her husband James Daymude, and their children.

On the 1860 US Census, Nancy was 86 and lived in Pike, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Harper and their child.

Nancy died in January of 1865. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane:

Elizabeth Kinsel – Elizabeth was born October 10, 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Thomas Harper on March 21, 1811. Thomas served in the War of 1812 and was a Baptist minister. They had 12 children. She died October 29, 1876 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. Her obituary says that she lost 2 sons and 4 grandsons in the Civil War. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary “Polly” Kinsel – Polly was born around 1795 or 1796 in Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Kinsel – John is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Frances “Nancy” Ann Kinsel – Nancy was born on February 17, 1800 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married James Fenton Daymude on January 9, 1827 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 3 children. She died on October 17, 1871 in Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Kinsel – Margaret was born in about 1803 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Francis Kirkpatrick on December 25, 1820 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She died around 1833. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Kinsel – William was born in 1806 in Virginia. He married Frances Lewis on December 29, 1829 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had one child. It is not known when he died, but Frances remarried in 1841. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martin Kinsel – Martin was born on May 9, 1809 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Ogg. They had 5 children. He died on July 5, 1887 in Vinton County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Washington Kinsel –  George was born on January 11, 1812 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Mary Johnson and they had 7 children. He died on June 6, 1901 in Edina, Knox County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Albert Kinsel – Thomas was born July 24, 1814 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Minerva Sykes. They had 13 chidren. He died on April 28, 1881 in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Catherine Ann Kinsel – Catherine was born September 27, 1819 in Virginia. She married Thomas Rush. They had 10 children. She died on August 20, 1885 in Clay County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Kinsel (1792-1852) and Sophenia Daymude (1810-1876)

John Kinsel and Sophenia Daymude are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

John Kinsel was born in 1797 in Virginia. He was the son of Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane. Read more about them here.

Sophenia Daymude was born in 1810 in Virginia. She is thought to be the brother of James Fenton Daymude, who married John Kinsel’s sister. The marriage record for James Daymude and Ann Kinsel states that James’ father is Jacob Daymude.

John and Sophenia married on March 8, 1829 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The marriage record states that Sophenia was the ward of John Kinsel, which would seem to indicate that her parents had died. However, the Jacob Daymude I find in Loudoun County, Virginia who is assumed to have been her father didn’t die until the 1860s.

On the 1830 US Census, John Kinsel was head of a household in Cameron, Loudoun County, Virginia. There were 4 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 20-29 (John was 33); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 15-19 (Sophenia was 20).

On the 1840 US Census, John Kinsel was head of a household in Madison, Perry County, Ohio. There were 6 in the household: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 30-39 (John was 43); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 20-29 (Sophenia was 30).

The only children of John and Sophenia that I know about were born after these census records. Their youngest children, the 4 that I know about, were born in Ohio from 1841-1849. Sometime after 1849 the family moved to McLean County, Illinois. I can’t find the family on the 1850 US Census. I do find 3 Kinsel families on the 1850 US Census in Perry County, Ohio – John’s mother Nancy Lane Kinsel lived with her daughter Frances Kinsel Daymude and family; John’s brother Thomas’ family; and John’s brother George’s family. There were no Kinsel’s found on the 1850 US Census in McLean County, Illinois.

John died in 1852 in McLean County, Illinois according to a published biography of his son John. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Sophenia was head of a household in Dry Grove, McLean County, Illinois. She was 45 and farming. Her children in the home, all said to have been born in Ohio, were: Jacob, age 19; Nancy, age 16; Jay (John), age 10; Ellen, age 11.

On December 29, 1863, Sophenia married Henry Pease in McLean County, Illinois.

On the 1870 US Census, Sophenia was 57 and widowed. She lived in Bellflower, McLean County, Illinois, with daughter Ellen and her family.

Sophenia died on February 15, 1876 in Ringgold County, Iowa, where she lived with her son John. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of John Kinsel and Sophenia Daymude:

They had at least 3 children born before 1840, but I don’t know their names.

Jacob Alton Kinsel – Jacob was born February 6, 1841 in Perry County, Ohio. He married Virginia Landes on October 20, 1864 in McLean County, Illinois. They had at least one child. He died September 8, 1869 in McLean County, Illinois. His Find A Grave Memorial is here.

Nancy Kinsel – Nancy is Todd’s 2X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

John W. Kinsel – John was born September 16, 1847 in Ohio. He married Isabel M. Pollok and they had at least 4 children, including sons Rex and Daymude. He died October 11, 1909 in Ringgold County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here. The book “Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties Iowa” found on GoogleBooks contains a biography of John.

Sarah Ellen Kinsel – Ellen was born in 1849 in Ohio. She married William Gardner from Scotland in about 1867. They had 6 children. She died in 1918 in Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Worster/Worcester (1734-1830) and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas (1759-1851)

John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

This was a challenging family to research because there were a LOT of John Worsters around in the 1700-1800s. There are at least 3 John Worsters born in the 1730s – one in Massachussetts, one in Maine, and our John Worster born in England. Our John didn’t name a son John, but the others had generation after generation of John Worsters. In fact, there’s a John Worster born in 1707 in Massachussetts who buried four young sons named John/Jonathon in Harvard Center Cemetery, in Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts. They had a son named Jonathon born in 1737 who died in 1739.  It appears they had a son named John in 1741, and a son named Jonathon in 1742, and both died in October of 1746. Then they had a son named John in 1751 who died in 1756. (They buried at least 3 other children who died young, too.)

John Worster was born in 1734 in England, and he is the son of Robert Worcester and Sarah Elizabeth Hammond according to his Find A Grave memorial. It is thought that both of his parents died in England, with his mother dying the year after he was born. It isn’t known if John had siblings, or when he arrived in America.

Sarah Elizabeth Thomas was born in 1759 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of parents who were born and died in Virginia: Robert Thomas and Frances Remy. You can see her father’s Find A Grave memorial here.

According to John’s Find A Grave memorial, he fought in the American Revolution as a Private with the 2nd Virginia Brigade, commanded by Col. Christian Febiger. I can’t find a source for this. There are other John Worsters, including one born the same year, from Massachusetts, whose service in the American Revolution is well documented.

On the 1810 US Census, John Worster headed a household in Fairfax, Virginia. There were 22 in the household: 13 slaves; 1 male under age 10 (unknown); 2 males aged 10-15 (Levi was 13, Jesse was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (Tapley was 16); 1 male aged 45 and over (John was 76); 1 female aged 10-15 (Pamelia was 9); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 16); 1 female aged 45 and over (Sarah was 51).

On the 1820 US Census, John Worster was head of a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 12 in the household: 1 male aged 10-15 (unknown); 1 male age 45 and over (John was 86); 1 female aged 45 and over (Sarah was 61); 3 males slaves under age 14; 2 male slaves aged 14-25; 2 male slaves aged 26-44; 1 male slave aged 45 and over; 1 female slave aged 26-44.

On the 1830 US Census, John Worster again headed a household in Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male aged 90-99 (John was 96); 1 female aged 29-30 (unknown); 1 female aged 60-69 (Sarah was 71); 1 male slave under age 10; 1 male slave aged 24-35; 1 male slave aged 55-99; 1 female slave aged 35-54. Son Tapley lived next door.

John died June 28, 1830 in Fairfax County, Virginia. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah died May 9, 1851 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas:

Ann “Nancy” Worster – Nancy is said to have been born about 1780 in Loudoun County, Virginia, and married a Mr. Robertson.

Mary “Polly” Worster – Polly is thought to have been born in 1781 in Fairfax County or Loudoun County, Virginia. She married a Elijah Whaley and they had 11 children.

Elizabeth “Bittie” Worster – Elizabeth is said to have been born about 1783 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Charles Lee Sears and they had 4 children. The book “The descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1683-1888” which I found at Ancestry.com discusses the family on page 606. See the Find A Grave memorials for her sons Presley W. Sears and Achilles DeGrasses Sears.

Presley Worster – Presley is said to have been born on October 25, 1787 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He served in the War of 1812. He is found on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia heading a household of 7 (no slaves.) He is found on the 1850 US Census as a 62 year old carpenter in Fauquier County, Virginia, living with the family of Benjamin and Mary Adams. I have one more record of Presley, on the Virginia marriage record of his daughter Susannah.

Emily Worster  – Emily is said to have been born in 1788 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Hugh Mitchell and they had at least 3 children. I believe this is her Find A Grave memorial.

Johannah Worster – Johannah is said to have been born in November 23, 1789 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married John Newman. They are found on the 1850 US Census living in Fairfax, Virginia with daughter Martha, age 20.

Frances/Francis Worster – Frances/Francis is said to have been born in 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on his/her parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Susannah Worster – Susannah is said to have been born in 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on her parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Tapley Worster – Tapley was born May 6, 1794 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He married Nancy Gooding and they had 11 children. He served in the War of 1812, and some service records are available at Ancestry. He died June 17, 1858 in Fairfax County, Virginia. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jesse Worster – Jesse is said to have been born in 1796 in Loudoun County, Virginia. The only record I have is on his parents’ Find A Grave memorials, and trees on Ancestry.com, with no further information given.

Levi Clay Worster – Levi was born on July 21, 1797 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married Sarah Elizabeth Waugh. They had 5 children. Sons Levi Clay and James A. served in the Civil War. The last record I have of Levi is the 1860 US Census when he lived in Grant County, Kentucky.

Pamelia Worster  – Pamelia is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Joseph Hampton (1765-1802) and Mary Hathaway (1768-1854)

Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

I’ve relied on online sources beyond Ancestry.com for information: Adkins Family Genealogy, and Walker/Lehman/Bellas/Teele Families, and The Fairfax Hamptons.

Joseph Hampton was born December 22, 1765 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the thought to be the son of John Wade Hampton III and Mary Gunnell. John served in the American Revolution as a Dragoon with the 1st Continental Light Dragoons (also known as Bland’s Horses), a mounted regiment of the Continental Army.

Mary Hathaway was born November 19, 1768 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She is thought to be the daughter of John Hathaway and Sarah Lawson Timberlake. John Hathaway served in the American Revolution, commanding a militia company in Virginia. See Mary’s parents’ Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Joseph is said to have served in the American Revolution at age 10.

Joseph and Mary were married on April 9, 1787 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 7 children, and farmed in Vauquier County, Virginia. They owned slaves.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Virginia are lost, but tax records show a Joseph Hampton in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1789 and in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1799. I found the tax records on Binns Genealogy, a helpful website for getting around Virginia’s missing records.

Joseph died on October 15, 1802 in Fauquier County, Virginia. An abstract of his will at Ancestry.com lists his children.

Mary Hampton is found on the 1810 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Alfred was 9); 2 males aged 10-15 (Frances was 12 and Joseph was 13); 2 males aged 16-25 (Jeremiah was 18 and Lawson was 20); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susannah was 14); 1 female aged 26-44 (Mary was 42); 2 slaves.

Mary married Phillip Cooksey sometime after 1812. (Phillip had been widowed, and had fathered many children with his first wife.) There’s a page from a court case involving Mary available on Ancestry.com. The executors of Joseph Hampton’s will reported that Mary had married Phillip Cooksey, so redistribution of assets was required.

On the 1820 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 15 in the household: 1 male aged 26-44; 1 male aged 45 and over (Phillip was 63); 1 female aged 45 and over (Mary was 52); and 12 slaves. There were 8 people engaged in agriculture.

On the 1830 US Census, Phillip Cooksey was head of a household in again in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 70-79 (Phillip was 73); 1 female aged 60-69 (Mary was 62); 2 male slaves age 10-23; 2 female slaves under age 10; 1 female slave aged 10-23; 2 female slaves aged 24-35.

Phillip is thought to have died in 1836. I can’t find Mary on the 1840 US Census. There’s information on Ancestry.com about another court case in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1839 when one of Phillip Cooksey’s sons sued the other beneficiaries of his father’s estate. It states that Mary lived in Virginia at the time. Phillip Cooksey’s slaves were named in the documents: Woman Page, about 50; Boy William, about 35; Woman Eliza & Child; Boy George; Woman Maria, age 35 & Child Jonah, age 15 months; Man Jim, about 50; Man Stephen, upwards of 60; Girl Elizabeth; Washington, aged 23; and Betty, age 10.

On the 1850 US Census, Mary Cooksey was 82 and living in Linton, Vigo County, Indiana with son Alfred, age 49; his wife Huldah, age 44; 8 children; and a 75-year-old black woman named Sarah. I wonder if Sarah was a former slave. Mary’s daughter Susannah Hampton Weeks and her family lived in Vigo also.

Mary died November 11, 1854 in Vigo, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathaway:

John Hampton – John was born in 1788. He married Sarah Weeks on December 28, 1807 in Fauquier County, Virginia. It is thought that they had children born in Kentucky. It is also thought that John later married Nancy Tennison, and that they had children born in Tennessee and Kentucky. John and Nancy are found on the 1860 and 1870 US Census living in Missouri with a daughter and her family. It is thought that John died in 1870.

Lawson Hampton – It is thought that Lawson was born about 1790. They only mention of him is in his father’s will.

Jeremiah Hampton – Jeremiah is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susannah Hampton – Susannah was born on January 29, 1796. She married Lewis Lunsford Weeks on February 8, 1810 in Loudoun County, Virginia. They lived in Kentucky and Indiana, and had 10 children. She died on June 13, 1890. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Hampton – Joseph was born in 1797 in Virginia. He married Judith Owens on December 21, 1820 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He died August 18, 1859 in Mason County, Kentucky. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis Hampton – It is thought that Francis was born in 1798. The only mention of him is in his father’s will. I can’t find a marriage record, but there is a Francis Hampton on the 1830 US Census in Fauquier County, Virginia. He appears to have a wife and children.

Alfred Hampton – Alfred was born in 1801 or 1802 in Virginia. He married Huldah Cochran on November 24, 1826 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had at least 8 children. By the 1840 US Census the family lived in Vigo County, Indiana. He died on July 20, 1876 in Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jeremiah Hampton (1792-1854) and Pamelia Worster (1801-1885)

Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Jeremiah Hampton was born in about 1792 (maybe 1794) in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the son of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathway. Read about them here.

Pamelia Worster was born January 19, 1801. She is the daughter of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas. John fought in the American Revolution. Read about them here.

Jeremiah fought in the War of 1812 with the Virginia Militia.

Jeremiah and Pamelia were married on September 7, 1815.

On the 1820 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (probably Andrew as an infant); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jeremiah was 28); 1 female under age 10 (Mary was 1); 1 female aged 16-25 (Pamelia was 19); 1 male slave aged 14-25; 1 female slave under age 14; 1 female slave aged 14-25.

On the 1830 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Andrew was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Jeremiah was 38); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 female aged 10-14 (Mary was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Pamelia was 29); 1 male slave under age 10.

The family moved to Ohio, where slavery was outlawed. On the 1840 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Gratiot, Licking County, Ohio. There were 5 in the family: 1 male under age 5 (could be Francis as a newborn); 1 male aged 10-14 (Andrew was 11); 1 male aged 40-49 (Jeremiah was 48); 1 female aged 5-9 (Sarah was 6); 1 female aged 30-39 (Pamelia was 39).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Hopewell, Licking County, Ohio. Jeremiah was 58 and worked as a butcher. Pamelia was 50. Four children were at home: Andrew, age 21; Sarah, age 17; Francis, age 11; and Susan “Jennie”, age 5.

Jeremiah died on December 19, 1854. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Pamelia was age 69 and a widow. She lived in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois with daughter Jane, age 16; married daughter Sarah Porter, age 25; Sarah’s husband Samuel, age 30, a farmer; and their children Emma, age 3; Laura, age 1. Pamelia’s occupation is “domestic.”

On the 1880 US Census, Pamelia was age 79. She lived in Norman, McLean County, Illiniois, with daughter Jennie Bowles, age 35; Jennie’s husband Henry Bowles, age 35; and their son Oscar, age 8.

Pamelia died on September 26, 1885 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The known children of Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster:

Mary Alcinda Hampton – Mary was born on October 2, 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Thomas Landes in Ohio. He was a farmer and carpenter. They had 6 children. She died April 23, 1904 in Norman, McLean County, Illinois. Her obituary says that she is the oldest of 12 children, with only her youngest sister Jennie surviving her. Census records on the family indicate the possibly of only 2 unidentified children, who would have been born between 1820 and 1830, and died prior to 1840. Perhaps 5 more siblings were born and died without ever showing up on a census.

Andrew Hampton – Andrew was born about 1829 in Ohio. The sources I have for Andrew are the 1850 US Census, plus mention of him being the son of this couple on Find A Grave and Ancestry.com family trees. It is said that Andrew married Sarah Ann Porter, and they had 4 children. I can find no record. He died prior to 1904 when older sister Mary died.

Sarah Louisa Hampton – Sarah was born in November 22, 1834. She married Samuel Porter, a farmer, on May 30, 1854 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They had 8 children. She died January 30, 1901 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis M. “Frank” Hampton – Frank is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susan Jane “Jennie” Hampton – Jennie was born about 1845 in Ohio. She married Henry Bowles. They had 3 children, but only one lived long enough to appear on a census. Jennie died on June 17, 1925 in Los Angeles County, California. She lived there with her son Oscar.

Moses Pruitt (1786-1839) & Phoebe Williams (1781-1858)

Moses Pruitt and Phoebe Williams are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for Moses and Phoebe and both of Phoebe’s parents.

Moses Pruitt was born April 18, 1786 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. His parents were Moses Pruitt and Rachel Spillman. I’ve found a lot of conflicting information about the family, and I’m not sure how many children they had. It’s possible that the father’s name was Morris and his nickname was Moses. It’s also possible that further along the Pruitt line, Todd’s 9X Great Grandfather was Abraham Lincoln’s 5X Great Grandfather. Fun if it’s true, and I’ll let you know if I ever chase this lead.

Phoebe Williams was born in 1781 in Virginia. Her parents were Simon Williams and Polly Ann Bennett. Phoebe was the second oldest of their 14 children. The family moved to Rowan County, North Carolina and then to Kentucky before ending up in Indiana, being some of the earliest settlers in Posey County.

On the 1800 US Census, Moses was 14 and living in the household of his father, Moses Pruitt, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Moses and Phoebe were married on June 3, 1805 in Warren County, Kentucky.

On the 1810 US Census, Moses was head of a household in Warren County, Kentucky. There were 4 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (John was 4 and William was 3); 1 male aged 16-24 (Moses was 24); 1 female aged 16-24 (Phoebe was 29).

Moses served in the 14th Regiment of the Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812.

On the 1820 US Census, Moses headed a household in Pigeon, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Simon was 7); 2 males aged 10-15 (William was 13 and John was 14); 1 male aged 26-44 (Moses was 34); 3 females under age 10 (Martha was 5, Mary was 8, and Emalina was 10); 1 female aged 26-44 (Phoebe was 39).

On the 1830 US Census, Moses headed a household in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 15-19 (Simon was 17); 1 male aged 40-49 (Moses was 44); 2 females under age 5 (both unknown); 2 females aged 5-9 (Juliet was 8 and Phoebe Elizabeth was 10); 2 females aged 15-19 (Martha was 15 and Mary was 18); 1 female aged 40-49 (Phoebe was 49).

Moses died April 6, 1839 in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

On the 1840, widowed Phoebe was head of a household in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Phoebe Elizabeth was 20); 1 female aged 50-59 (Phoebe was 59.) All of Phoebe’s children were married except for Phoebe Elizabeth, who would marry the next year.

On the 1850 US Census, Phoebe was 66 and lived in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana with her daughter Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt Montgomery, her husband Samuel, and their 4 children.

Phoebe is thought to have died on June 18, 1858 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

The 8 children of Moses Pruitt and Phoebe Williams:

John Pruitt – John was born June 5, 1806. He married Mahala Green on October 5, 1826 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and they had 3 children. He married Elizabeth Holcomb on August 10, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and they had 9 children. He married Sarah Boucher Spillman Williams on February 24, 1863 in DeWitt County, Illinois, and they had 2 children. He died February 28, 1874. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Pruitt – William was born December 1, 1807 in Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Spain on March 14, 1830 in Gibson County, Indiana. They farmed and had 6 children. He died May 10, 1870. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Emalina Pruitt – Emalina was born in 1810. She married William Cordian Wassan. They farmed and had at least 8 children. She died August 8, 1885. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary E. Pruitt – Mary was born May 18, 1812 in Gibson County, Indiana. She married Isaiah Wilkinson on June 20, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 10 children. She died December 12, 1872 in Posey County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Simon Pruitt – Simon was born March 6, 1813 in Gibson County, Indiana. He married Lucy Ann Broyles on June 15, 1837 in Posey County, Indiana. They farmed and had 5 children. After Lucy’s death, he married Mary E. Gray on November 9, 1851 in Posey County, Indiana. They farmed and had 6 children. He died January 19, 1892 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Pruitt – Martha was born December 4, 1815 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Martha married Prettyman Marvel Montgomery on December 1, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 6 children. She died May 18, 1850 in Gibson County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt – Phoebe is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here. (Sisters Martha and Phoebe married brothers Prettyman and Samuel Montgomery.)

Juliet Pruit – Juliet was born February 14, 1822. She married Absolom Redman on October 16, 1839 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 14 children. She died February 2, 1892. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.