Francis Marion Hampton (1840-1899) & Nancy Jane Kinsel (1844-1913)

Frank & Nancy are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandmother Katherine P. Hampton.

Francis “Frank” Marion Hampton was born in 1840 in Ohio. His parents are Jeremiah Hampton (who fought in the War of 1812) and Pamelia Worster (whose father is said to be John Worster, who fought in the Revolutionary War, but I haven’t proven a connection.) You can see Jeremiah’s Find A Grave memorial here and Pamelia’s here.

Nancy Jane Kinsel was born on January 10, 1844 in Ohio. Her death record lists her father as George Kinsel. There’s a Nancy Kinsel born in 1844 in Ohio whose parents are John Kinsel and Sophena Daymude. I think it’s likely that her parents are John and Sophena, but I’m not sure. Maybe George/John Kinsel is one person. I’m still working on this.

On the 1850 US Census, 11-year-old Frank lived with parents Jeremiah, age 58, and Pamelia, age 50, in Hopewell, Ohio. Sisters Sarah, age 19, and Susan, age 5, also lived in the home. Jeremiah was a butcher.

On the 1860 US Census, 19-year-old Frank lived with the Thompson family in Normal, Illinois. They were farmers, and Frank was a farmer.

Francis and Nancy married on October 23, 1862 in McClean, Illinois.

On the 1870 US Census, Frank was 30 and Nancy was 26. They were farming in Normal, Illinois. Albert was 3 and Anna was 10 months.

On the 1880 US Census, Frank was 40 and Nancy was 36. Albert was 12, Anna was 10, and Alice was 5. They were farming in White Oak, Illinois.

Francis died on October 24, 1899 in Union County, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1900 US Census, Nancy was 56 and widowed. She was farming in Grant, Iowa. Four of her children were at home: Albert, age 32; Alice, age 25; Kate, age 17; Grace, age 11.

On the 1910 US Census, Nancy was 66 and widowed. She lived with son Albert, age 42, and daughter Grace, age 21.

Nancy died on March 13, 1913 in Union, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Francis Marion Hampton and Nancy Jane Kinsel:

Albert Hampton – Bert was born in January of 1856 in Illinois. He farmed in Iowa and never married. He died in 1952. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna May Hampton – Anna was born in 1869. She married Aaron Culbertson on March 1, 1898 in Creston, Iowa. They had 4 children and farmed in Iowa. She died on February 14, 1964 in Afton, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Alice Hampton – Alice was born in 1874. She married Fred D. Werner on March 3, 1903 in Creston, Iowa. They had 7 children, and farmed in Iowa. She died in 1940. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Katherine Pamelia Hampton – Kate is Todd’s great grandmother. Read more about her here.

Grace E. Hampton – Grace was born in 1889. She married Oscar Reece on November 19, 1907 in Afton, Iowa. (Her sister Kate married Oscar’s brother Thomas Elmer Reece – they are Todd’s great grandparents.) Grace and Oscar had 3 children, and divorced. I don’t know when she died.

William Henderson Reece (1851-1931) & Mary Lavina Montgomery (1854-1929)

William & Mary are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandfather Thomas Elmer Reece.

REECE James Loving RemembranceWilliam Henderson Reece was born on January 6, 1851 in Jackson County, Ohio. His parents are James E. Reece (whose parents were born in Germany) and Nancy Jane Anthony (whose mother was born in Ireland). He was the 3rd of their 9 children.

(Photo, right: A funeral card for James Reece.)

MONTGOMERY Samuel PhoebeMary Lavina Montgomery was born on October 15, 1854 in Beason, Illinois. Her parents are Samuel Montgomery and Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt. She was the 6th of their 10 children.

(Photo, left: Samuel Montgomery & Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt.)

On the 1860 US Census, Mary was 5 and lived with her father Samuel, age 31, and mother Elizabeth, age 39. They were farming in Lincoln, Illinois. Also in the home were 7 siblings: Martha, age 14; John, age 12; James, age 9; Joseph, age 11; Simon, age 7; Absalom, age 3; and Elizabeth, age 1. James Check, age 21, was also living in the home. (Samuel and Elizabeth had a daughter, Patience Comfort, who was born and died in 1857. They had a son, Samuel, who was born in 1860 and died in 1861.)

Meanwhile, William was 9 and lived with his father James, age 38, and mother Nancy, age 37. They were farming in Clinton, Iowa. Five siblings lived in the home: Mary, age 16; Darius, age 14; John, age 5; Cyrus, age 3; and Thomas, age 1. Also in the home was Elizabeth Long, age 22.

On the 1870 US Census, Mary was 14 and lived with her father Samuel, age 46, and mother Elizabeth, age 50. Four siblings lived at home: Joseph, age 20; Simon, age 17; Absalom, age 13; and Elizabeth, age 12. The family was farming in Oran, Illinois.

Meanwhile, William was 19 and lived with his father James, age 49, and Nancy, age 47. The family was farming in Chester, Illinois. Six siblings lived in the home: John, age 15; Cyrus, age 13; Thomas, age 11; Rufus, age 8; Matilda, age 6; and Levi, age 3.

William and Mary were married on August 27, 1876 in Logan, Illinois.

On the 1880 US Census, William was 29 and Mary was 25. They were farming in Oran, Illinois.

On the 1900 US Census, William was 46 and Mary was 45. Thomas was 17, Oscar was 14, Nancy was 10, and Gilbert was 7. They’d been married 25 years and Mary had given birth to 5 children, and 4 were living.

On the 1910 US Census, William was 59 and Mary was 55. Oscar was 24, Nancy (Lizzie) was 20, Gilbert was 17. They were farming in Grant, Iowa.

MONTGOMERY Mary Lavina and sisters black and whiteOn the 1920 US Census, William was 69 and Mary was 70. They were living in Creston, Iowa.

(Photo: Left to Right, Elizabeth Montgomery Eaton, Emeretta Eaton Montgomery, Mary Lavina Montgomery Reece.)

Mary died on April 30, 1921 in Creston, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1930 US Census, William was 79 and living in Creston, Iowa.

William died on September 5, 1931 in Creston, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William Henderson Reece & Mary Lavina Montgomery:

Thomas Elmer Reece – Thomas is Todd’s great grandfather. Read more about him here.

Oscar Roy Reece – Oscar was born on December 15, 1885 in Sumner County, Kansas. He married Grace E. Hampton on November 19, 1907 in Afton, Iowa. They had 3 children. (Grace’s sister Kate married Oscar’s brother Thomas Elmer – they are Todd’s great grandparents.) Oscar and Kate divorced sometime after being enumerated together on the 1930 US Census in April, and he died on September 17, 1931 in Creston, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Elizabeth Reece – Lizzie was born on September 16, 1889 in Logan County, Illinois. She married John H. Coleman on January 2, 1912 in Creston, Iowa. They had 2 children. She died on December 20, 1978 in Leon, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Gilbert Henderson Reece – Gilbert was born on June 30, 1892 in Logan County, Illinois. He married Mary Alma Summers on July 20, 1923 in Sioux City, Iowa. (They considered themselves married much earlier than that, having had a child together in 1913. He listed himself as married on his 1917 World War I draft registration card, and they are listed as married in the 1920 US Census.) He died on January 5, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri.