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.

Howard William Reece (1914-1982) & Inez Faye Perkins (1921-2005)

updated February 2019

Howard and Inez were Todd’s maternal grandparents.

Howard William Reece was born on June 23, 1914 in Shannon City, Iowa. His parents were Thomas Elmer Reece and Katherine Pamelia Hampton. He was the 4th of their 8 children. Read about their family here.

Inez Faye Perkins was born on January 31, 1921 in Knowlton, Iowa. Her parents were Oatis Nelty Perkins and Laura May Ruby. She was the 10th of their 12 children. Read about their family here.

Howard William Reece, Inez Faye Perkins Reece, and their daughter, in about 1945.

On the 1920 US Census, Howard was 5. His father Thomas was 36 and mother Kate was 37. Siblings in the home were: Edna, age 14; Lela, age 9; Elmer, age 7; Leona, age 3; and Marion, age 1. They farmed in Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa. The next year, Howard’s brother Marion died.

On the 1930 US Census, Inez was 9, and lived with father Oatis, age 53, and mother Laura, age 45. They were farmers in Ringgold County, Iowa. Siblings in the home were: Clay, age 20; Maisel, age 16; Martin, age 14; Vildren, age 12; Carmel, age 11; Addie, age 7; and Goldie, age 4. Her sister Bernice had died in 1926.

Meanwhile, Howard was 15. His father Thomas was 47 and his mother Kate was 47. They farmed in Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa. Siblings in the home were: Elmer, age 17; and Leona, age 13.

In 1936, Inez’s mother Laura died.

On the 1940 US Census, Inez was 19, and she worked as a housekeeper for another family. Her father Oatis was 63 and widowed. Her brother Martin, age 24, was a farmer, and her sister Goldie, was 14. They lived in Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Meanwhile, Howard was 25 and the only child living at home. His father Thomas was 57 and his mother Kate was 56. They farmed in Grant, Union County, Iowa.

Howard and Inez were married on June 5, 1941 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Inez was 20 years old, and Howard was 26. They had a daughter that year too.

Howard served in the Army in World War II, from December 14, 1942-November 18, 1945. During this time they had a daughter who died the day she was born. In 1946, they had son Wayne, In 1948, and they had two more sons in 1948 and 1949.

In 1951, Howard’s father Thomas and his sister Edna died. In 1954, Inez’s father Oatis died. In 1956, Inez’s sister Maisel died. In 1962, Howard’s mother Kate died. In 1967, their son Wayne died serving in Vietnam. In 1968, Inez’s brother Ray died. In 1979, Inez’s sister Alice died.

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Howard William Reece & Inez Faye Perkins

Howard died on August 9, 1982 in Creston, Iowa. He was 68 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

In 1986, Inez’s brother Martin died. In 1989, her sister Goldie died. In 1993, her sister Mettie died. In 1994, her brother Cecil died. In 1999, her brother Addie died. In 2001, her sisters Carmel and Vildren died, leaving Inez with no living siblings.

Inez died on September 12, 2005 in Creston, Iowa. She was 84 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Howard William Reece & Inez Faye Perkins:

REECE Howard Wayne Marine

Howard Wayne Reece

Daughter, living

Patricia Mae Reece – Patricia was born and died on January 1, 1943. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Howard Wayne Reece – Wayne was born on August 21, 1946 in Diagonal, Iowa. He served in Vietnam with the United States Marines. He died in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, on February 16, 1967. He was 20 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Two sons, living