Maria Thompson1

b. 8 August 1872, d. 27 May 1960
FatherEli Thompson1,2 b. 17 Jun 1820, d. 21 Nov 1894
MotherCatherine Thompson1,3,2 b. 9 Dec 1832, d. 7 Sep 1909
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
Maria Thompson Davidson
     Maria Thompson was born on 8 August 1872 near Greenville, Greene County, Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of Eli Thompson and Catherine Thompson.1,2,3 She married O. R. Burgess between 26 March 1892 and 2 April 1892 in Gentry County, Missouri.4 She married John B. Patchin, son of Vollney Patchen and Lania Stagg, on 27 June 1894 in Gentry County, Missouri.5 She married James Peter Davidson, son of Arthur Davidson and Hannah Hughes, on 4 September 1900 in St. Joseph, Missouri.1 She died on 27 May 1960 in Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, at age 87.1
     Maria Thompson was enumerated in the household of Catherine Thompson on the 1900 Census of Athens Township, Gentry County, Missouri.6 Catherine was photographed with her daughters Jane and Maria and her granddaughter Kate Davidson who was born in 1903. She and James Peter Davidson lived in Benton Township, Atchison County, Kansas, where James was a farmer.7,8 She and James Peter Davidson raised a family of five daughters.

Family 1

O. R. Burgess

Family 2

John B. Patchin b. 3 Jun 1873, d. 3 Apr 1952

Family 3

James Peter Davidson b. 27 Oct 1867, d. 20 Apr 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S328] 1880 U.S. Census, Kansas, Sumner Co., Sumner Tp., Eli Thompson household, National Archives.
  3. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Gentry Co., Athens Tp., Catherine Thompson household, National Archives.
  4. [S330] Unknown compiler, compiler, Marriages, Gentry County, Missouri (n.p.: n.pub.), 3:144. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, Gentry Co., MO.
  5. [S330] Unknown compiler, compiler, Marriages, Gentry County, Missouri (n.p.: n.pub.), 3:33. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, Gentry Co., MO.
  6. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Gentry Co., Athens Tp., Catherine Thompson household, National Archives, (Catherine Thompson, Dec 1833, MR[sic]/TN/TN, widowed, owns home; Maria, Aug 1872, divorced).
  7. [S319] 1910 U.S. Census, Kansas, Atcheson Co., James P. Davidson household, National Archives, (James P. Davidson,42, OH; Maria, 37 TN; Emma, 8, KS; Katie, 7, KS; Frances, 4, KS; Nettie, 3, KS).
  8. [S703] 1920 U.S. Census, Kansas, Atchison Co., Benton Tp., James P. Davidson household, National Archives, (James P. Davidson, 52, OH/IRE/OH, farmer; Maria, 47, TN/TN/TN; Hanna C., 16, KS; Frances, 14, KS; Annie M., 13, KS; Mattie, 6, KS).

William Perry Melat1

b. 19 July 1829, d. 25 July 1898
FatherRobert Melat2 b. 23 Mar 1799, d. 11 Sep 1887
MotherElizabeth Kifer2 b. 17 Apr 1801, d. Feb 1842
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Relationship between David Kipp Melat and President George W. Bush
William Perry Melat
     William Perry Melat was born on 19 July 1829 in Lucerne Furnace, Slippery Rock Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4 He was the son of Robert Melat and Elizabeth Kifer.2 He married Caroline Morrison, daughter of Zephaniah Morrison and Amanda Northrop, on 29 June 1857.5 William died on 25 July 1898 of Bright's Disease in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 69.1,3 He was buried in Melat Cemetery, Rockland Township.1
     Prior to his marriage, William was a teamster. As a teamster, William probably hauled timber, coal, or iron from the wilderness of northwestern Pennsylvania.6
     According to Aunt Helen Steffee, prior to her marriage, Caroline was a school teacher. Aunt Helen said that Caroline taught William and all of their children to read and write.7
     William and Caroline lived in Rockland Township, Venango County, all of their married life.6 William was a farmer in Rockland Township.6 William was taxed for 57 acres in Rockland Township in 1857.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census of Rockland Township, Venango County. The household consisted of William, his wife Caroline, and children Homer and Abbie Amanda.9 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census of Rockland Township. The household consisted of William, Caroline, and their children Homer, Abbie, Flora, Frank, Caroline.10
     William's estimated worth appears to have grown considerably between the 1860 and 1870 census enumerations. While not a truly accurate reflection of the value of a person's property, the censuses do show trends in wealth accumulation. In 1860, William's real estate was valued at $600 and his personal estate was valued at $150. However, by 1870, his real estate holdings were valued at $3050 and his personal estate at $1044. The accumulation of wealth was probably accomplished through land speculation. Because of the development of oil industry in northwestern Pennsylvania during the 1860s, land values greatly increased.9,10 For instance, William had purchased 51 and 1/10 acres in Rockland Township on 6 September 1852 from Samuel M. Land and A. N. Meylert for $61.68.11 William and Caroline sold the 51 and 1/10 acres in Rockland Township on 3 May 1865 to Alfred Martin of Philadelphia for $10,000.00, making a considerable profit.12
     Other land transactions recorded in the Venango County courthouse involving William are as follows. William bought 86 and 7/10 acres in Rockland Township from William Smith and Elizabeth Smith for $2000.00 on 4 April 1868.13 He purchased 4 and 2/10 acres in Rockland Township on 4 May 1868 from Alex Grey and his wife for $10.00.14 He bought 82 and 5/10 acres in Rockland Township from William Smith and Elizabeth Smith for $18.00 on 15 June 1870.15 He sold 4 acres in Rockland Township to John Ralston Melat for $150 on 12 August 1870.16 He purchased 2 and a quarter acre in Rockland Township on 20 November 1870 from Samuel and Maria Snyder for $18.17 William was taxed for 82 acres, 2 horses, and 2 cows in Rockland Township in 1873.18 William Perry Melat was taxed for 57 acres of cleared land and a total of 27 acres of wooded land in Rockland Township in 1880.19
     William Perry Melat sold 1 acre in Rockland Township to Homer Burton Melat for $30 on 28 August 1887.20 He sold 3 acres and 96 perches in Rockland Township to Homer Burton Melat for $150 on 15 October 1891.21 He purchased a 1 acres, 141 perches plot and an 18 acres plot in Rockland Township on 18 December 1895 from John K. Siebert and Emma C. Wiederhold, widow, both of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for $130.22 He sold this property in Rockland Township to Homer Burton Melat for $160 on 18 January 1896.23 He sold 35 acres in Rockland Township to Homer Burton Melat on 23 July 1898.24
     William Perry Melat left a will in which he bequeathed his 150 acre farm to Caroline Melat for her continued support.25 Caroline Melat sold the 150 acre farm in Rockland Township to her son Jesse in 1911.26
     William had an interest in the local Rockland Township schools. In his journal, William made notes concerning visits he made to the various local schools. In these notes he would record the teacher, the number of "scholars" and noted that he gave a talk on the importance of education. The text of his speech is not known, nor is it known if he was acting in an official capacity or as a concerned citizen. His son Homer would later be a member of the Rockland School Board.27

Family

Caroline Morrison b. 12 Jan 1837, d. 16 Jan 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S20] Gravestone, W. P. Melat, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S87] Robert Melat Family Data, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Ellsworth Melat, Biglersville, PA. Hereinafter cited as Robert Melat Family Bible.
  3. [S39] Obituary of W. P. Melat, Unknown newspaper, undated clipping, (unknown date), Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.
  4. [S464] "Melat Family History," probably Homer Melat written by a grandson of Robert Melat; Personal Files; Fairfax, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as "Melat Family History, probably written by Homer Melat."
  5. [S21] Caroline Morrison Melat's Bible, The New Testament (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kipp Melat, Fairfax, VA, marriage date. Hereinafter cited as Caroline Melat's Bible.
  6. [S121] William P. Melat entry, Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  7. [S26] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Helen Melat Steffee (Rockville, MD (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat.
  8. [S121] William Melat entry, 1857 Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  9. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., William Melat household, National Archives, (William Melat, 31, farmer, 600/150; Caroline, 24; Homer B., 2; Amanda, 1/2).
  10. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., W. P. Melat household, National Archives, (W. P. Melat, 41, farmer, 3050/1044; Caroline, 32; Homer, 12; Abbie, 10; Flora, 8; Frankie, 5; Caroline, 1).
  11. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB N:264, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  12. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 55:82, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  13. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 67:517, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  14. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 67:514, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  15. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 80:14, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  16. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 98:252, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  17. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 142:94, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  18. [S121] William Melat entry, 1873 Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  19. [S121] William Melat entry, 1880 Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  20. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 165:84, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  21. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 211:117, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  22. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 219:278, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  23. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 220:182, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  24. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 234:182, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  25. [S154] WB XX:XX will, Venango County Will, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  26. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB XXX:XXX, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  27. [S421] "William P. Melat's Journal," ( Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA); Personal Files; Fairfax, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as "WP Melat's Journal."
  28. [S82] Homer Melat Family Bible, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kevin Maxwell, Oil City, PA. Hereinafter cited as Homer Melat Family Bible.
  29. [S212] Obituary of Homer B. Melat, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug 1942, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  30. [S83] Florence Smith Weaver, compiler, The Ancestry and Descendants of Genevieve Bell and George W. Smith Families (n.p.: n.pub., 1974). Hereinafter cited as The George W. Smith Family.
  31. [S20] Gravestone, Florence M. Carner, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat.
  32. [S84] Letters from Benava Melat McAneny (deceased) to Kipp Melat, various dates; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  33. [S85] Carolyn L. Peacock, Death Certificate , Massachusetts Vital Records, Boston, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Death Certificate.
  34. [S20] Gravestone, William Stanley Melat, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat, (died 6 Nov 1878, aged 6y, 4m, 2d).
  35. [S8] Obituary of Jesse M. Melat, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 26 Sep 1967, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  36. [S43] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Bessie's birthdate, National Archives.
  37. [S86] Franklin Cemetery burial records, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania;.

Caroline Morrison1

b. 12 January 1837, d. 16 January 1916
FatherZephaniah Morrison2,3,4 b. 23 Nov 1814, d. 27 Feb 1875
MotherAmanda Northrop2 b. 11 May 1819, d. 24 Aug 1843
ChartsDescendants of Robert Melat
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Relationship between David Kipp Melat and President George W. Bush
Caroline Morrison Melat
     Caroline Morrison was born on 12 January 1837 in Dunkle, Hamilton Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania.1,5 She was the daughter of Zephaniah Morrison and Amanda Northrop.2,3,4 She married William Perry Melat, son of Robert Melat and Elizabeth Kifer, on 29 June 1857.6 She died on 16 January 1916 in the home of her daughter Bessie, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 79.1,7 She was buried beside her husband William in Melat Cemetery, Rockland Township.8
     According to Aunt Helen Steffee, prior to her marriage, Caroline was a school teacher. Aunt Helen said that Caroline taught William and all of their children to read and write.7
     Caroline and William lived in Rockland Township, Venango County, all of their married life.9 Caroline and William sold the 51 and 1/10 acres in Rockland Township on 3 May 1865 to Alfred Martin of Philadelphia for $10,000.00, making a considerable profit.10
     William Perry Melat left his 150 acre farm to Caroline Melat for her continued support.11 She was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Rockland Township. The household consisted of Caroline and her children Jesse and Bessie.12 She sold the 150 acre farm in Rockland Township to her son Jesse in 1911.13
     Caroline Melat was a member of the Rockland Methodist Church.14

Family

William Perry Melat b. 19 Jul 1829, d. 25 Jul 1898
Children

Citations

  1. [S20] Gravestone, Caroline Morrison Melat, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S92] Helen Morrison Peterson, compiler, Samuel Morrison of Bucks County and Lycoming County and Some of His Descendants (n.p.: n.pub., 1957). Hereinafter cited as Samuel Morrison Descendants.
  3. [S21] Caroline Morrison Melat's Bible, The New Testament (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kipp Melat, Fairfax, VA. Hereinafter cited as Caroline Melat's Bible.
  4. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Hamilton Tp., Zephaniah Morrison household, National Archives.
  5. [S21] Caroline Morrison Melat's Bible, The New Testament (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kipp Melat, Fairfax, VA, (gives Caroline's birthdate and marriage date, apparently written by Caroline.). Hereinafter cited as Caroline Melat's Bible.
  6. [S21] Caroline Morrison Melat's Bible, The New Testament (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kipp Melat, Fairfax, VA, marriage date. Hereinafter cited as Caroline Melat's Bible.
  7. [S26] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Helen Melat Steffee (Rockville, MD (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat.
  8. [S20] Gravestone, W.P. Melat, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat.
  9. [S121] William P. Melat entry, Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  10. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 55:82, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  11. [S154] WB XX:XX will, Venango County Will, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  12. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., Caroline Melat household, National Archives, (Caroline Melat, Jan 1837, 8child/6lvg; Jesse M., Oct 1874; Bessie M., Oct 1878).
  13. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB XXX:XXX, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  14. [S422] Membership lists, Records of the Rockland Township Methodist Churches, Oil City, n.p., Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Rockland Tp. M.E. Church records.
  15. [S82] Homer Melat Family Bible, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Kevin Maxwell, Oil City, PA. Hereinafter cited as Homer Melat Family Bible.
  16. [S212] Obituary of Homer B. Melat, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug 1942, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  17. [S83] Florence Smith Weaver, compiler, The Ancestry and Descendants of Genevieve Bell and George W. Smith Families (n.p.: n.pub., 1974). Hereinafter cited as The George W. Smith Family.
  18. [S20] Gravestone, Florence M. Carner, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat.
  19. [S84] Letters from Benava Melat McAneny (deceased) to Kipp Melat, various dates; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  20. [S85] Carolyn L. Peacock, Death Certificate , Massachusetts Vital Records, Boston, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Death Certificate.
  21. [S20] Gravestone, William Stanley Melat, Melat Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by transcribed by Kipp Melat, (died 6 Nov 1878, aged 6y, 4m, 2d).
  22. [S8] Obituary of Jesse M. Melat, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 26 Sep 1967, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  23. [S43] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Bessie's birthdate, National Archives.
  24. [S86] Franklin Cemetery burial records, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania;.

Wilbert Lane Smith1,2

b. 6 April 1858, d. 11 July 1908
FatherJohn Lane Smith1,3 b. 8 Mar 1815, d. 3 Oct 1864
MotherEve Carner1,3 b. 27 Sep 1826, d. 13 Mar 1910
ChartsDescendants of John Kerner
Descendants of Adam Stroup
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Relationship between David Kipp Melat and President Barack Obama
Wilbert Lane Smith
     Wilbert Lane Smith was born on 6 April 1858 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of John Lane Smith and Eve Carner.1,3 He married Sarah Jane Roberts, daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd, on 28 June 1882 in Methodist Parsonage, Franklin, Venango County.4 He died on 11 July 1908 in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, at age 50.3,5 He and Sarah were buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.6
     Wilbert Lane Smith was known as Wib.7 After their marriage, Wilbert and Sarah lived in Mayville, New York, where Wib probably worked in the oil fields. About 1885, Wib and Sarah returned to Rockland Township. They had inherited from Sarah's father a 77-acre farm on the road between Rockland and Kennerdell. There was already a very large barn on the property but there was no house. Wib built a two-story wood-frame house for his family.7 While Wib and Sarah operated the farm, Wib also work as a pumper on area oil leases. Since travel was slow and the leases some distances from home, he and the family would often live for short periods of time in small cabins located on the leases. One lease which Wib worked was near Six Points, Allegheny Township, Butler County.7,3

Family

Sarah Jane Roberts b. 27 Sep 1858, d. 13 Nov 1940
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] Family Data--John Lane Smith Family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Gladys Baker Rinehart, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as John L. Smith Family Bible.
  2. [S1462] Wilbert Lane Smith, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 73283 (12 Jul 1908), (informant: Elizabeth Smith, Rockland, PA), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 3 May 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA; (birthdate recorded as 16 Apr 1858 in Rockland).
  3. [S1462] Wilbert Lane Smith, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 73283 (12 Jul 1908), (informant: Elizabeth Smith, Rockland, PA), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 3 May 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  4. [S229] Marriage announcement of Wib Smith and Sarah J. Roberts, Venango Spectator, Franklin, PA, 6 July 1882, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S154] W. L. Smith will, Venango County Will Registrar's Docket 7:60; WB 12:372, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S96] Gravestone, Wilbert L. Smith, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  7. [S26] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Helen Melat Steffee (Rockville, MD (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat.
  8. [S8] Obituary of Elizabeth Melat, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 31 Jul 1961, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  9. [S95] Letter from Helen Manson Shrider (Oxford, OH) to Kipp Melat, 1983; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  10. [S48] Mrs. Harold V. Linn, compiler, Daniel Smith, Pioneers Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, His Ancestry, His Descendants, and a Brief Sketch of Related Famlies (n.p.: n.pub., 1961), p. 130. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Smith Book.
  11. [S8] Obituary of Frances Smith Adams, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Sarah Jane Roberts1

b. 27 September 1858, d. 13 November 1940
FatherEdward Roberts1 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
MotherMary Lloyd1 b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
ChartsDescendants of John Kerner
Descendants of Adam Stroup
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Relationship between David Kipp Melat and President Barack Obama
Sarah Jane Roberts
     Sarah Jane Roberts was born on 27 September 1858 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd.1 She married Wilbert Lane Smith, son of John Lane Smith and Eve Carner, on 28 June 1882 in Methodist Parsonage, Franklin, Venango County.2 She died on 13 November 1940 in Rockland Township at age 82.1 She and Wilbert were buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.3
     After their marriage, Sarah and Wilbert lived in Mayville, New York, where Wib probably worked in the oil fields. About 1885, Wib and Sarah returned to Rockland Township. They had inherited from Sarah's father a 77-acre farm on the road between Rockland and Kennerdell. There was already a very large barn on the property but there was no house. Wib built a two-story wood-frame house for his family.4 While Wib and Sarah operated the farm, Wib also work as a pumper on area oil leases. Since travel was slow and the leases some distances from home, he and the family would often live for short periods of time in small cabins located on the leases. One lease which Wib worked was near Six Points, Allegheny Township, Butler County.4,5
     Sarah and her daughters continued to operate the farm following Wib's death in 1908. In her last years when she was no longer able to operate the farm and live on her own, Sarah lived with her daughters until her death.4
     Sarah Jane Roberts was a member of the Rockland Methodist Church.6

Family

Wilbert Lane Smith b. 6 Apr 1858, d. 11 Jul 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S27] Sarah Jane Smith, Death Certificate 104500 (15 Nov 1940), (informant: Mrs. J. F. Crawford (daughter)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  2. [S229] Marriage announcement of Wib Smith and Sarah J. Roberts, Venango Spectator, Franklin, PA, 6 July 1882, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S96] Gravestone, Wilbert L. Smith, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  4. [S26] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Helen Melat Steffee (Rockville, MD (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat.
  5. [S1462] Wilbert Lane Smith, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 73283 (12 Jul 1908), (informant: Elizabeth Smith, Rockland, PA), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 3 May 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  6. [S422] , Records of the Rockland Township Methodist Churches, Oil City, n.p., Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Rockland Tp. M.E. Church records.
  7. [S8] Obituary of Elizabeth Melat, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 31 Jul 1961, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  8. [S95] Letter from Helen Manson Shrider (Oxford, OH) to Kipp Melat, 1983; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  9. [S48] Mrs. Harold V. Linn, compiler, Daniel Smith, Pioneers Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, His Ancestry, His Descendants, and a Brief Sketch of Related Famlies (n.p.: n.pub., 1961), p. 130. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Smith Book.
  10. [S8] Obituary of Frances Smith Crawford Adams, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Louis Charles Hoffman1

b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 August 1911
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
     Louis Charles Hoffman was born on 6 May 1849 in Sixth Ward, Buffalo, New York.1,2 He married Catherine Spies, daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser, probably in 1870 in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.3 He died on 17 August 1911 in Oil City Hospital, Oil City, Venango County, at age 62.1,2 He and Catherine were buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango County.4
     By 1870, Louis Hoffman and Catherine Spies, no doubt attracted by the opportunities presented by the oil boom in northwestern Pennsylvania, left Buffalo and moved to Titusville, Pennsylvania. Not yet married when the census was taken in June 1870, Louis was working as a carpenter in the booming town while "Kate", as her name was recorded by the census taker, was a cook in the boarding house where the two of them were staying. Louis and Kate were probably married later that year in Titusville.3 Louis continued to work as a carpenter principally as a house builder in the oil regions of Pennsylvania.5
     In 1880, Louis and Catherine were living on Oak Street, Titusville, Crawford County.6 Louis and Catherine moved circa 1881 to Oil City, Venango County. They lived on Charlton Street in Clapp Farm. Catherine continued to live on Charlton Street after Louis' death in 1911.5,7
     Louis and Catherine were living separately in Oil City by 1910. According to the 1910 census, Catherine was living with her children William, Henry, and Ida in the family home on Charlton Street, while Louis was living in a hotel on Main Street operated by Thomas Lynch. Louis was working as the janitor at that hotel.8,9 According to Kathryn Hoffman Melat, granddaughter of Louis and Catherine, Louis "drank too much" and Catherine kicked him out. However, after a fall at the hotel, Catherine brought Lous home to tend to his illness. According to his death certificate Louis died of "Bright's Disease... complicated with liver and heart affections."10,1

Family

Catherine Spies b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] Louis C. Hoffman, Death Certificate 77342 (18 Aug 1911), (informant: Charles Hoffman), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Louis C. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1911, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Titusville, 3rd Ward, Single Machanic Boarding, National Archives, (Louis Hoffman, 24, NY, carpenter; Katie Spies, 18, NY, servant-cook).
  4. [S65] Gravestone, Louis C. Hoffman, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  5. [S8] Obituary of Louis C. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 18 Aug 1911, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Titusville, 3rd Ward, Oak St., Louis Hoffman household, National Archives.
  7. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 3rd Ward, Charlton St., Catherine Hoffman household, National Archives, (Catherine Hoffman, 68, NY/Ger/Ger; Ida F., 38, single, PA/NY/NY, stenographer/Brundick Oil Co.; Charles Spies, 20, NY/NY/NY, laborer/barrel works).
  8. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 3rd Ward, Charlton St, Catherine Hoffman household, National Archives, (Catherine Hoffman, 58. m1, NY/PA/PA, housekeeper for self; William, 36, wd, PA/NY/NY, laborer in barrel factory; Henry M., 22, PA/NY/NY, depot officer at railroad; Ida F., 21, PA/NY/NY, stenographer in law office).
  9. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 1st Ward. Main St., Thomas E. Lynch household, National Archives, (Thomas E. Lynch, hotel keeper; Louis C. Hoffman, m1, NY/Ger/Ger, janitor at hotel).
  10. [S2] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Kathryn Hoffman Melat (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  11. [S8] Obituary of Charles L. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, May1917, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  12. [S8] Obituary of Louise Hoffman Ray, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Jan. 1954, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  13. [S8] Obituary of William Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1939, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  14. [S8] Obituary of Louis A. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1892, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  15. [S8] Ida F. Bird obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 14 Oct. 1969, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  16. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Ida Freda Hoffman and Arthur Edgar Bird, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  17. [S8] Obituary of Caroline C. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1892, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  18. [S65] Gravestone, Caroline C. Hoffman, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Catherine Spies1

b. 15 June 1851, d. 23 February 1927
FatherHenry Spies2,3 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser3,2,4 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Catherine Spies Hoffman
     Catherine Spies was born on 15 June 1851 in Sixth Ward, Buffalo, New York.2,1,4 She was the daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.2,3,4 She was baptized on 13 July 1851 in St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, New York. Henry and Catherine Bender were witnesses to the baptism.4 She married Louis Charles Hoffman probably in 1870 in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.5 She died on 23 February 1927 in Oil City, Venango County, at age 75.2,1 She and Louis were buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango County.6
     By 1870, Louis Hoffman and Catherine Spies, no doubt attracted by the opportunities presented by the oil boom in northwestern Pennsylvania, left Buffalo and moved to Titusville, Pennsylvania. Not yet married when the census was taken in June 1870, Louis was working as a carpenter in the booming town while "Kate", as her name was recorded by the census taker, was a cook in the boarding house where the two of them were staying. Louis and Kate were probably married later that year in Titusville.5
     In 1880, Catherine and Louis were living on Oak Street, Titusville, Crawford County.7 Catherine and Louis moved circa 1881 to Oil City, Venango County. They lived on Charlton Street in Clapp Farm. Catherine continued to live on Charlton Street after Louis' death in 1911.8,9
     Catherine and Louis were living separately in Oil City by 1910. According to the 1910 census, Catherine was living with her children William, Henry, and Ida in the family home on Charlton Street, while Louis was living in a hotel on Main Street operated by Thomas Lynch. Louis was working as the janitor at that hotel.10,11 According to Kathryn Hoffman Melat, granddaughter of Louis and Catherine, Louis "drank too much" and Catherine kicked him out. However, after a fall at the hotel, Catherine brought Lous home to tend to his illness. According to his death certificate Louis died of "Bright's Disease... complicated with liver and heart affections."12,13

Family

Louis Charles Hoffman b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Catherine Spies Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S31] Catherine Hoffman, Death Certificate 19725 (25 Feb 1927), (informant: H. M. Hoffman (son)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  3. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, Sixth Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  4. [S971] St. Peters German Evangelical Church Records, Buffalo NY 1847-1854, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/stpeters/, Baptismal record of Catherine Spies.
  5. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Titusville, 3rd Ward, Single Machanic Boarding, National Archives, (Louis Hoffman, 24, NY, carpenter; Katie Spies, 18, NY, servant-cook).
  6. [S65] Gravestone, Louis C. Hoffman, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  7. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Titusville, 3rd Ward, Oak St., Louis Hoffman household, National Archives.
  8. [S8] Obituary of Louis C. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 18 Aug 1911, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  9. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 3rd Ward, Charlton St., Catherine Hoffman household, National Archives, (Catherine Hoffman, 68, NY/Ger/Ger; Ida F., 38, single, PA/NY/NY, stenographer/Brundick Oil Co.; Charles Spies, 20, NY/NY/NY, laborer/barrel works).
  10. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 3rd Ward, Charlton St, Catherine Hoffman household, National Archives, (Catherine Hoffman, 58. m1, NY/PA/PA, housekeeper for self; William, 36, wd, PA/NY/NY, laborer in barrel factory; Henry M., 22, PA/NY/NY, depot officer at railroad; Ida F., 21, PA/NY/NY, stenographer in law office).
  11. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 1st Ward. Main St., Thomas E. Lynch household, National Archives, (Thomas E. Lynch, hotel keeper; Louis C. Hoffman, m1, NY/Ger/Ger, janitor at hotel).
  12. [S2] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Kathryn Hoffman Melat (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  13. [S30] Louis C. Hoffman, Death Certificate 77342 (18 Aug 1911), (informant: Charles Hoffman), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  14. [S8] Obituary of Charles L. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, May1917, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  15. [S8] Obituary of Louise Hoffman Ray, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Jan. 1954, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  16. [S8] Obituary of William Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1939, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  17. [S8] Obituary of Louis A. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1892, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  18. [S8] Obit of Henry M. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 21 Oct 1942, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  19. [S8] Ida F. Bird obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 14 Oct. 1969, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  20. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Marriage license of Ida Freda Hoffman and Arthur Edgar Bird, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  21. [S8] Obituary of Caroline C. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1892, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  22. [S65] Gravestone, Caroline C. Hoffman, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

George Francis Sanner1

b. 19 December 1862, d. 24 June 1944
FatherGilbert Sanner2 b. c 1841, d. a 1864
MotherNancy Agnes Beatty3,2 b. 20 Aug 1837, d. 2 May 1920
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
George Francis Sanner
     George Francis Sanner was born on 19 December 1862 near Cooperstown, Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Gilbert Sanner and Nancy Agnes Beatty.2,3 He married Mary Catherine Eisenman, daughter of John R. Eisenman and Margaret Elizabeth Dunmire, on 28 September 1887 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.4,1,5 He died on 24 June 1944 in Seneca, Cranberry Township, Venango County, at age 81.1,2 He and Mary were buried in Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Day, Clarion Township, Clarion County.6
     George Francis Sanner also went by the name of Frank.1
     As heirs of Gilbert Sanner, an unknown person sold Gilbert's 25 acres in Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Bleakley of Jackson Township for $375 1889.7
     Frank and Mary were a tenant farmers in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.1 Frank and Mary lived first on a farm near Fisher, Millcreek Township, Clarion County that was owned by Frank's step-father Carson McMillen. About 1895, the farmhouse on that farm was destroyed by fire and the family moved to a nearby farm on the Fisher Road between Fisher and Clarion City. Around 1910, they moved onto the Kock farm near Strattanville, Clarion Township. Other farms that they lived on were: Henlen farm, Clarion Township, 1920-1921; Hondel farm, 1921-1924; Rickenbrode farm, Washington Township, Clarion County, 1924-1936; Monas or Reed farm, 1936-1937; and the Hanel farm, Ashland Township, Clarion County, 1937-1943.1,8,9,10,11,12
     In February 1943, Frank and Mary went to live with their son Howard in Main Street, Seneca, Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1
     Frank Sanner and Mary were members of the Venus Methodist Church for many years.1

Family

Mary Catherine Eisenman b. 10 Feb 1866, d. 6 Jul 1948
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Howard Sanner (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, various dates. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S231] Obituary of Frank G. Sanner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 26 June 1944, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S290] Obituary of Mrs. W. C. McMillen, Clarion Democrat, Clarion, PA, 4 May 1920. Hereinafter cited as Clarion Democrat.
  4. [S259] Clarion County (PA) Marriage License, George F. Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  6. [S288] Gravestone, George F. and Mary C. Sanner, Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Day City, Clarion Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  7. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 169:116, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  8. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Millcreek Tp., George F. Sanner household, National Archives, (George F. Sanner, Dec 1862, PA/PA/PA, md12y, farmer; Mary C., Feb 1866, PA/PA/PA, 6child/6lvg; Effie B., Feb 1889, PA/PA/PA; Roy G., Oct 1890, PA/PA/PA; Letha I., Sep 1892, PA/PA/PA; Twila G., May 1894, PA/PA/PA; Margaret R., Feb 1896, PA/PA/PA; John E., Oct 1898, PA/PA/PA).
  9. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., Fisher Rd, George F. Sanner household, National Archives, (George F. Sanner, 47, PA/PA/PA, md23y, farmer, general farm; Mary, 44, PA/PA/PA, 10child/9lvg; Roy, 19, PA/PA/PA, farmer, home farm; Letha, 17, PA/PA/PA, servant, private family; Twila, 15, PA/PA/PA, servant, private family; Ruth, 14, PA/PA/PA; John, 11, PA/PA/PA; Viola, 8, PA/PA/PA; Hazel, 6, PA/PA/PA, son; Howard, 1 9/12, PA/PA/PA).
  10. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., George F. Sanner household, National Archives, (George F. Sanner, 57, PA/PA/PA, farmer, general farm, rented; Mary C., 53, PA/PA/PA; John E., 21, PA/PA/PA, farm laborer; Viola A., 18, PA/PA/PA; Hazel G., 16, PA/PA/PA, son; Howard E., 11, PA/PA/PA; Julius A., 7, PA/PA/PA).
  11. [S969] 1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., Slag Rd., G. Francis Sanner household, National Archives, (G. Francis Sanner, 67, PA/PA/PA, farmer, general farm, rented; Mary C., 64, PA/PA/PA; Howard E., 21, PA/PA/PA, farmer, general farm; Julius A., 17, PA/PA/PA).
  12. [S1348] 1940 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Ashland Tp., G. F. Sanner household, National Archives, (G. F. Sanner, 79, PA, farmer; Mary C., 74, PA; Howard, 32, PA, farmer, son; Gertrude A., 21, PA, son's wife; Delores C., 9/12, PA, granddau).
  13. [S28] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Effie Sanner Hoffman (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  14. [S8] Obituary of Roy Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  15. [S8] Obituary of Letha Seigworth, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  16. [S8] Obituary of Twila Saltzmann, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  17. [S8] Obituary of Ruth M. McGraw, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  18. [S8] Obituary of John E. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1971, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  19. [S8] Obituary of Viola Sanner Guiher, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1968, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  20. [S8] Obituary of Howard E. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping) 1989, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  21. [S8] Obituary of Julius A. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 28 Jul. 1997, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Mary Catherine Eisenman1

b. 10 February 1866, d. 6 July 1948
FatherJohn R. Eisenman2,3 b. 17 May 1843, d. 31 Dec 1917
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Dunmire3,4 b. 11 Jun 1841, d. 30 Jun 1927
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     Mary Catherine Eisenman was born on 10 February 1866 near Fisher, Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.5,3 She was the daughter of John R. Eisenman and Margaret Elizabeth Dunmire.2,3,4 She married George Francis Sanner, son of Gilbert Sanner and Nancy Agnes Beatty, on 28 September 1887 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.6,5,3 She died on 6 July 1948 in Seneca, Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 82.1 She and Frank were buried in Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Day, Clarion Township, Clarion County.7
     As heirs of Gilbert Sanner, an unknown person sold Gilbert's 25 acres in Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Bleakley of Jackson Township for $375 1889.8
     Mary and Frank were a tenant farmers in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.5 Mary and Frank lived first on a farm near Fisher, Millcreek Township, Clarion County that was owned by Frank's step-father Carson McMillen. About 1895, the farmhouse on that farm was destroyed by fire and the family moved to a nearby farm on the Fisher Road between Fisher and Clarion City. Around 1910, they moved onto the Kock farm near Strattanville, Clarion Township. Other farms that they lived on were: Henlen farm, Clarion Township, 1920-1921; Hondel farm, 1921-1924; Rickenbrode farm, Washington Township, Clarion County, 1924-1936; Monas or Reed farm, 1936-1937; and the Hanel farm, Ashland Township, Clarion County, 1937-1943.5,9,10,11,12,13
     In February 1943, Mary and Frank went to live with their son Howard in Main Street, Seneca, Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.5
     Mary Catherine Sanner and Frank were members of the Venus Methodist Church for many years.5

Family

George Francis Sanner b. 19 Dec 1862, d. 24 Jun 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Howard Sanner (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, various dates. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia), First-hand knowledge.
  2. [S8] Obituary of John R. Eisenman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  4. [S291] Obituary of Margaret Dunmire Eisenman, Clarion Republican, Clarion, PA, 7 Jul 1927. Hereinafter cited as Clarion Republican.
  5. [S23] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Howard Sanner (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, various dates. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  6. [S259] Clarion County (PA) Marriage License, George F. Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S288] Gravestone, George F. and Mary C. Sanner, Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Day City, Clarion Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  8. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 169:116, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  9. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Millcreek Tp., George F. Sanner household, National Archives, (George F. Sanner, Dec 1862, PA/PA/PA, md12y, farmer; Mary C., Feb 1866, PA/PA/PA, 6child/6lvg; Effie B., Feb 1889, PA/PA/PA; Roy G., Oct 1890, PA/PA/PA; Letha I., Sep 1892, PA/PA/PA; Twila G., May 1894, PA/PA/PA; Margaret R., Feb 1896, PA/PA/PA; John E., Oct 1898, PA/PA/PA).
  10. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., Fisher Rd, George F. Sanner household, National Archives, (George F. Sanner, 47, PA/PA/PA, md23y, farmer, general farm; Mary, 44, PA/PA/PA, 10child/9lvg; Roy, 19, PA/PA/PA, farmer, home farm; Letha, 17, PA/PA/PA, servant, private family; Twila, 15, PA/PA/PA, servant, private family; Ruth, 14, PA/PA/PA; John, 11, PA/PA/PA; Viola, 8, PA/PA/PA; Hazel, 6, PA/PA/PA, son; Howard, 1 9/12, PA/PA/PA).
  11. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., George F. Sanner household, National Archives, (George F. Sanner, 57, PA/PA/PA, farmer, general farm, rented; Mary C., 53, PA/PA/PA; John E., 21, PA/PA/PA, farm laborer; Viola A., 18, PA/PA/PA; Hazel G., 16, PA/PA/PA, son; Howard E., 11, PA/PA/PA; Julius A., 7, PA/PA/PA).
  12. [S969] 1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., Slag Rd., G. Francis Sanner household, National Archives, (G. Francis Sanner, 67, PA/PA/PA, farmer, general farm, rented; Mary C., 64, PA/PA/PA; Howard E., 21, PA/PA/PA, farmer, general farm; Julius A., 17, PA/PA/PA).
  13. [S1348] 1940 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Ashland Tp., G. F. Sanner household, National Archives, (G. F. Sanner, 79, PA, farmer; Mary C., 74, PA; Howard, 32, PA, farmer, son; Gertrude A., 21, PA, son's wife; Delores C., 9/12, PA, granddau).
  14. [S28] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Effie Sanner Hoffman (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  15. [S8] Obituary of Roy Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  16. [S8] Obituary of Letha Seigworth, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  17. [S8] Obituary of Twila Saltzmann, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  18. [S8] Obituary of Ruth M. McGraw, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  19. [S8] Obituary of John E. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1971, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  20. [S8] Obituary of Viola Sanner Guiher, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1968, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  21. [S8] Obituary of Howard E. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping) 1989, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  22. [S8] Obituary of Julius A. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 28 Jul. 1997, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Samuel Reese1

b. 21 October 1851, d. 25 April 1921
FatherPeter Reese2,3 b. 29 Jun 1809, d. 8 Jul 1889
MotherSusannah Weaver3,2 b. 23 Sep 1819, d. 20 May 1891
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Reese
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Samuel Reese, Illinois
     Samuel Reese was born on 21 October 1851 in Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.2,4 He was the son of Peter Reese and Susannah Weaver.2,3 He married Mary Elizabeth Dreibelbis, daughter of Moses A. Dreibelbis and Mary Ann Engle, on 28 April 1873 in Methodist Church, Oil City, Venango County.5,6,7 He died on 25 April 1921 in Oil City, Venango County, at age 69.2,1 He was buried in an unmarked grave in Heckathorn Cemetery, Cranberry Township.2,8
     Samuel Reese was raised on his father's farm in Tippery, Cranberry Township.9 He was educated in common schools in Cranberry Township.4 He and his family were living with his parents in Cranberry Township, Venango County, in 1880.10
     Samuel Reese worked as a clerk in a store, probably in Oil City after he left his father's farm. He was later employed by Standard Oil Company in its right-of-way department in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Samuel also engaged in oil drilling in the area around Oil City, but found little success.4,11
     Samuel and Ella moved to Oil City by 1900.12 Samuel and Ella were living in East First Stree, Oil City, in 1900 where Samuel was working as a contractor.12 Samuel and Ella were living in 319 Cental Avenue, Oil City, in 1910 where according to the census, Samuel's occupation was "own income" suggesting the he was living on investments.13 Samuel and Ella were living in 203 East Front Street, Oil City, in 1920 where Samuel was a city alderman for the Fifth Ward.14,15
     Samuel and Ella were members of the Methodist and the Evangelical churches.4,16

Family

Mary Elizabeth Dreibelbis b. 7 Nov 1852, d. 22 Jul 1926
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Samuel Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 26 Apr 1921, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S33] Samuel Reese, Death Certificate 39575 (27 Apr 1921), (informant: E.A. Reese (son)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  3. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), pp. 1151-1152 (biographical sketch of Samuel Reese). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  4. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 1151 (biographical sketch of Samuel Reese). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  5. [S24] Marriage record of Samuel Reese and Ella Dreibelbis, Records of the Calvary Methodist Church, Oil City, n.p., Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, . Hereinafter cited as Calvary M.E. Church records.
  6. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 1151, (biographical sketch of Samuel Reese). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  7. [S361] Marriage announcement of Samuel Reese and Ella Driebelbis, Oil City Semi-Weekly Derrick, Oil City, PA, 2 May 1873, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Semi-Weekly Derrick.
  8. [S292] Gravestone, Heckathorn Cemetery, Cranberry Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, no gravestone found for Samuel Reese.
  9. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cranberry Tp., Peter Reese household, National Archives.
  10. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cranberry Tp., Peter Reese household, National Archives.
  11. [S8] Obituary of Samuel Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 26 Apr 1926, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  12. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cranberry Tp. [Oil City], 5th Ward, East First St., Samuel Reese household, National Archives, (Samuel Reese, Oct 1851, PA/PA/PA, md26y, contractor; Ella, Mar 1855, PA/PA/PA, 4child/4lvg; Harry, Aug 1879, PA, salesman, wall paper; Edward, July 1881, PA, grocery clerk; Hattie, Sep 1883, PA, at school).
  13. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 5th Ward, 319 Central Ave., Samuel Reese household, National Archives, (Samuel Reese, 58, PA, 35y, own income; Ella M., 55, PA, 4child/4lvg; Edward A., 27, PA, salesman, mens clothing; Minnie Z. Hookins, 34, widow, daughter, making draperies in furniture store; Arthur S. 13, Lucille F. 10).
  14. [S5] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Robert N. Reese (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  15. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 5th Ward, 203 East Front St., Samuel Reese household, National Archives, (Samuel Reese, 68, PA/PA/PA, city alderman; Ella M., 64, PA/PA/PA; Minnie Z. Hookins, 44, wd, daughter, drapery work for home decorator; Arthur S. 22, machinist, gas engine shop, Lucille F. 20, book keeper, retail grocer).
  16. [S8] Obituary of Ella Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 23 Jul 1926, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  17. [S293] Gravestone, Minnie Hookins, Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, read by Ruth Alcorn; birthdate listed as 1877.
  18. [S8] Obituary of Minnie Reese Hookins Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  19. [S8] Obituary of Harry L. Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  20. [S295] Letter from Gerald B. Reese (deceased) (Charlotte, NC) to Kipp Melat, 7 May 1982; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  21. [S11] Edward Aaron Reese, Death Certificate 71197 (4 June 1923), (informant: Mrs. Mary Reese Oil City PA (wife)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  22. [S296] Letter from Susan Marshall (Harrisville, PA) to Kipp Melat, various; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  23. [S297] Letter from Kerri and Don Agey (Palmdale, CA) to Kipp Melat, various dates; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Mary Elizabeth Dreibelbis1

b. 7 November 1852, d. 22 July 1926
FatherMoses A. Dreibelbis2,3,4 b. 10 Oct 1820, d. 5 Oct 1903
MotherMary Ann Engle3,4 b. 12 Jun 1827, d. 3 May 1904
ChartsDescendants of Jacob Reese
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Ella Reese, Illinois
     Mary Elizabeth Dreibelbis was born on 7 November 1852 in Richland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.3 She was the daughter of Moses A. Dreibelbis and Mary Ann Engle.2,3,4 She married Samuel Reese, son of Peter Reese and Susannah Weaver, on 28 April 1873 in Methodist Church, Oil City, Venango County.5,6,7 She died on 22 July 1926 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 73.1 She was buried in an unmarked grave in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.1
     Mary Elizabeth Dreibelbis went by the name of Ella.8
     Ella and Samuel moved to Oil City by 1900.9 Ella and Samuel were living in East First Stree, Oil City, in 1900 where Samuel was working as a contractor.9 Ella and Samuel were living in 319 Cental Avenue, Oil City, in 1910 where according to the census, Samuel's occupation was "own income" suggesting the he was living on investments.10 Ella and Samuel were living in 203 East Front Street, Oil City, in 1920 where Samuel was a city alderman for the Fifth Ward.11,12
     Ella and Samuel were members of the Methodist and the Evangelical churches.13,1

Family

Samuel Reese b. 21 Oct 1851, d. 25 Apr 1921
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Ella Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 23 Jul 1926, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Moses Dreibelbis, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 6 Oct 1903, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S299] Charles A. Dreibelbis, compiler, John Jacob Dreibelbis Family of America, 1732-1966 (n.p.: n.pub., 1966), p. 52. Hereinafter cited as Dreibelbis Family of America.
  4. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), pp. 1151-1152 (biographical sketch of Samuel Reese). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  5. [S24] Marriage record of Samuel Reese and Ella Dreibelbis, Records of the Calvary Methodist Church, Oil City, n.p., Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, . Hereinafter cited as Calvary M.E. Church records.
  6. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 1151, (biographical sketch of Samuel Reese). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  7. [S361] Marriage announcement of Samuel Reese and Ella Driebelbis, Oil City Semi-Weekly Derrick, Oil City, PA, 2 May 1873, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Semi-Weekly Derrick.
  8. [S8] Obituary of Ella Dreibelbis Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  9. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cranberry Tp. [Oil City], 5th Ward, East First St., Samuel Reese household, National Archives, (Samuel Reese, Oct 1851, PA/PA/PA, md26y, contractor; Ella, Mar 1855, PA/PA/PA, 4child/4lvg; Harry, Aug 1879, PA, salesman, wall paper; Edward, July 1881, PA, grocery clerk; Hattie, Sep 1883, PA, at school).
  10. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 5th Ward, 319 Central Ave., Samuel Reese household, National Archives, (Samuel Reese, 58, PA, 35y, own income; Ella M., 55, PA, 4child/4lvg; Edward A., 27, PA, salesman, mens clothing; Minnie Z. Hookins, 34, widow, daughter, making draperies in furniture store; Arthur S. 13, Lucille F. 10).
  11. [S5] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Robert N. Reese (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  12. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 5th Ward, 203 East Front St., Samuel Reese household, National Archives, (Samuel Reese, 68, PA/PA/PA, city alderman; Ella M., 64, PA/PA/PA; Minnie Z. Hookins, 44, wd, daughter, drapery work for home decorator; Arthur S. 22, machinist, gas engine shop, Lucille F. 20, book keeper, retail grocer).
  13. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 1151 (biographical Sketch of Samuel Reese). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  14. [S293] Gravestone, Minnie Hookins, Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, read by Ruth Alcorn; birthdate listed as 1877.
  15. [S8] Obituary of Minnie Reese Hookins Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  16. [S8] Obituary of Harry L. Reese, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  17. [S295] Letter from Gerald B. Reese (deceased) (Charlotte, NC) to Kipp Melat, 7 May 1982; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  18. [S11] Edward Aaron Reese, Death Certificate 71197 (4 June 1923), (informant: Mrs. Mary Reese Oil City PA (wife)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  19. [S296] Letter from Susan Marshall (Harrisville, PA) to Kipp Melat, various; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  20. [S297] Letter from Kerri and Don Agey (Palmdale, CA) to Kipp Melat, various dates; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Hugh Dowd Walker1

b. 28 February 1833, d. 31 December 1910
FatherJohn Walker2,3,4 b. c 1 Aug 1801, d. 19 Dec 1864
MotherMary Dowd3 b. c 10 Aug 1800, d. 23 Sep 1855
ChartsDescendants of Philip Records
Descendants of John Walker
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Hugh D. Walker
     Hugh Dowd Walker was born on 28 February 1833 in Fairfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.1,4 He was the son of John Walker and Mary Dowd.2,3,4 He married Jane Record, daughter of Philip Record and Sarah Hill, on 27 June 1861.1,5,4 He died on 31 December 1910 in East Fairfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, at age 77.1 He and Jane were buried in Cochranton Cemetery, Cochranton, Crawford County.6
     Hugh was raised in Fairfield Township.7
     Hugh and Jane lived in East Fairfield Township where Hugh was a farmer.1 Hugh is head of household in the 1870 Census of East Fairfield Township, Crawford County. The household consisted of Hugh, his wife Jane; and children William, Sarah Jane, Wilson, and John; a farm hand William Isenber, and Mary Wilson.. Hugh's occupation was recorded as farmer while Jane "keeps house." Hugh's real estate was valued at $5800 and his personal estate worth $1660.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census of East Fairfield Township, Crawford County. The household consisted of Hugh; his wife Jane; and children William, Jane, Wilson, John, Norman, Mary, Stewart.9
     Hugh and Jane were members of the Presbyterian Church in Cochranton.1
     Hugh and Jane raised a family of 7 children.

Family

Jane Record b. 22 Jan 1838, d. 27 Jun 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S15] Obituary of Hugh D. Walker, Tribune-Republican, Meaville, PA, 3 Jan. 1911, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Tribune-Republican.
  2. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Fairfield Tp., John Walker household, National Archives.
  3. [S211] John Walker will, Crawford County Wills C:553, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania . Hereinafter cited as Crawford County Wills.
  4. [S260] Samuel P. Bates, Our County and Its People: A Historical and Memorial Record of Crawford County, Pennsylvania (n.p.: W. A. Fergusson & Co., 1899), pp. 918-19 (biographical sketch of H. D. Walker). Hereinafter cited as Our County and Its People.
  5. [S40] Letter from Jennie Walker Marsteller (Cochranton, PA) to Mary Walker Reese, 3 May 1932; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  6. [S300] Gravestone, Hugh and Jane Walker, Cochranton Cemetery, Cochranton, Crawford Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  7. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Fairfield Tp., John Walker household #834/810, National Archives, (John Walker 60, Elizabeth 32, Margaret 30, Hugh 27, David 18, Molly 7).
  8. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., East Fairfield Tp., Hugh Walker household, National Archives, (Hugh, 37; Jane 32; William 7; Sarah Jane, 4; Wilson McCandless, 2; John Record, 5/12 (Feb); William Isenberg, 21, a farm laborer; and Mary Wilson, 24).
  9. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Eart Fairfield Tp., Hugh Walker household, National Archives, (Hugh Walker, 47; Jane, 42; William, 18; Jane, 14; Wilson, 12; John 9; Norman, 6; Mary, 4; Stewart, 1).
  10. [S300] Gravestone, Jennie Marsteller, Cochranton Cemetery, Cochranton, Crawford Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  11. [S8] Obituary of Wilson M. Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  12. [S8] Obituary of John R. Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 5 Jul. 1946, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  13. [S39] Obituary of James N. Walker, Unknown newspaper, undated clipping, probably Meadville Tribune-Republican, Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.
  14. [S15] Obituary of Hugh D. Walker, Tribune-Republican, Meaville, PA, 3 Jan 1911, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Tribune-Republican.
  15. [S39] Obituary of Stewart F. Walker, Unknown newspaper, undated clipping, probably Meadville Tribune-Republican, Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.

Jane Record1

b. 22 January 1838, d. 27 June 1918
FatherPhilip Record2,1,3,4,5 b. 29 Jul 1802, d. 6 Apr 1865
MotherSarah Hill1,4,5 b. 3 Apr 1803, d. 1 Aug 1883
ChartsDescendants of Philip Records
Descendants of John Walker
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Jane (Records) Walker
     Jane Record was born on 22 January 1838 in Wayne Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Philip Record and Sarah Hill.2,1,3,4,5 She married Hugh Dowd Walker, son of John Walker and Mary Dowd, on 27 June 1861.6,1,4 She died on 27 June 1918 in East Fairfield Township, Crawford County, at age 80.2 She and Hugh were buried in Cochranton Cemetery, Cochranton, Crawford County.7
     Jane and Hugh lived in East Fairfield Township where Hugh was a farmer.6
     Jane and Hugh were members of the Presbyterian Church in Cochranton.6
     Jane and Hugh raised a family of 7 children.

Family

Hugh Dowd Walker b. 28 Feb 1833, d. 31 Dec 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] Letter from Jennie Walker Marsteller (Cochranton, PA) to Mary Walker Reese, 3 May 1932; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S8] Obituary of Jane Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping) 1918, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S211] Philip Records will, Crawford County Wills WD C:567; RD 2:585, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania . Hereinafter cited as Crawford County Wills.
  4. [S260] Samuel P. Bates, Our County and Its People: A Historical and Memorial Record of Crawford County, Pennsylvania (n.p.: W. A. Fergusson & Co., 1899), pp. 918-19 (biographical sketch of H. D. Walker). Hereinafter cited as Our County and Its People.
  5. [S303] Letter from Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Rominger (deceased) (Atascadero, CA) to Alice Morrison, 23 Oct 1963; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia), probably from a Bible record.
  6. [S15] Obituary of Hugh D. Walker, Tribune-Republican, Meaville, PA, 3 Jan. 1911, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Tribune-Republican.
  7. [S300] Gravestone, Hugh and Jane Walker, Cochranton Cemetery, Cochranton, Crawford Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  8. [S300] Gravestone, Jennie Marsteller, Cochranton Cemetery, Cochranton, Crawford Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  9. [S8] Obituary of Wilson M. Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  10. [S8] Obituary of John R. Walker, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 5 Jul. 1946, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  11. [S39] Obituary of James N. Walker, Unknown newspaper, undated clipping, probably Meadville Tribune-Republican, Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.
  12. [S15] Obituary of Hugh D. Walker, Tribune-Republican, Meaville, PA, 3 Jan 1911, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Tribune-Republican.
  13. [S39] Obituary of Stewart F. Walker, Unknown newspaper, undated clipping, probably Meadville Tribune-Republican, Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.

Samuel Miller Thomas1

b. 28 June 1875, d. 25 August 1936
FatherJohn Milton Thomas1 b. 18 Dec 1846, d. 13 Jul 1924
MotherLydia Malinda Baum1 b. 22 Jan 1850, d. 28 Mar 1917
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Jacob Baum
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Descendants of Jacob Tarr
Descendants of Samuel Thomas
Descendants of John Winters
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Samuel Miller Thomas
     Samuel Miller Thomas was born on 28 June 1875 in Oakland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of John Milton Thomas and Lydia Malinda Baum.1 He married Claudia Ann Winters, daughter of John Winters and Catherine Nancy Baney, on 28 September 1898 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.2 He and Claudia Ann Winters were divorced on 18 September 1922.3 He married Myrtle Belle Lusher Shiner on 26 July 1923.3 He and Myrtle Belle Lusher Shiner were divorced on 17 September 1924.4 He married Sarah Elizabeth Sopher Brodhead on 25 October 1924.4 He died on 25 August 1936 from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car in Erie, Pennsylvania.1,5 He was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.6
     Samuel Miller Thomas was raised in a family of seven children Oakland Township.
     Samuel and Claudia lived in Venango County and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania where Sam worked as a oil well pumper and laborer. Sam and Claudia were living in Cornplanter Township, Venango County in 1900. By 1907, they were living in a rented house on Church Street in Volant, Lawrence County. They remained there until their divorce in 1921.7,8,9,10 In 1930, he and his wife Sarah were living on Bredinsburg Road, Cranberry Township, Venango County. He may have been working for the Baum family as was living near both Henry and Chester Baum.11,10,6 Samuel was employed by the WPA at the end of his life in Erie, Pennsylvania.10,6

Family 1

Claudia Ann Winters b. 29 Dec 1879, d. 27 May 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S169] Unknown author, "J. Milton and L. Malinda (Baum) Thomas Family Record," original was the in possession of Stella (Lyons) Stover in 1981. Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Family Record."
  2. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Samuel Thomas and Claudia Winters, #4146, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Samuel M. Thomas and Myrtle Shiner (1923), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Samuel M. Thomas and Sarah Brodhead (1924), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S212] Obituary of Samuel Thomas, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 2 Sep. 1936, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S67] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Lois Redmond Green (Franklin, PA), as told to Kipp Melat.
  7. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cornplanter Tp., Samuel Thomas household, National Archives.
  8. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Lawrence Co., Volant Borough, Church St., Samuel Thomas household, National Archives, (Samuel Thomas, 32, pumper; Claudia, 28, 5child/5lvg; Charles H., 10; Myrtle A., 8; Clyde E., 7; Carl M.[sic], 4; Ralph G.[sic], 3/12, Loretta Winters, 17, PA/PA/PA, niece).
  9. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Lawrence Co., Volant Borough, Church St., Samuel Thomas household, National Archives, (Samuel Thomas, 45, rented house, pumper on oil wells; Claudia, 39; Clyde, 16; Carl, 14; Viola, 9).
  10. [S6] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Ethel Redmond Reese (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  11. [S969] 1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cranberry Tp., Deep Hallow Rd, Samuel M. Thomas household, National Archives, (Samuel M. Thomas, 54, PA/PA/PA, pumper in oil fields, renting home; Sarah E., 59, PA/PA/PA).
  12. [S116] Charles Hunter Thomas, Death Certificate 173416 (filed 27 Nov 1918), Samuel Thomas (father), informant, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  13. [S117] Letter from Shirley Thomas Babcock (Erie, PA (deceased)) to Kipp Melat, 1980; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  14. [S1462] Ralph Gordon Thomas, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 83900 (29 Aug 1910), (informant: Samuel Thomas, Volant, PA), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 18 Apr 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.

Claudia Ann Winters1

b. 29 December 1879, d. 27 May 1952
FatherJohn Winters1,2 b. 21 Oct 1846, d. 2 Mar 1915
MotherCatherine Nancy Baney3 b. Oct 1848, d. 15 Mar 1908
ChartsDescendants of John Baney
Descendants of Jacob Baum
Descendants of Frederick Benninghoff
Descendants of Jacob Tarr
Descendants of Samuel Thomas
Descendants of John Winters
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Claudia Winters Thomas
     Claudia Ann Winters was born on 29 December 1879 near Petroleum Center, Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of John Winters and Catherine Nancy Baney.1,2,3 She married Samuel Miller Thomas, son of John Milton Thomas and Lydia Malinda Baum, on 28 September 1898 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.4 She and Samuel Miller Thomas were divorced on 18 September 1922.5 She married Frank Ball on 20 September 1922 in Tionesta, Forest County, Pennsylvania.6 She died on 27 May 1952 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, at age 72.1 She was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie.1
     Claudia and Samuel lived in Venango County and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania where Sam worked as a oil well pumper and laborer. Sam and Claudia were living in Cornplanter Township, Venango County in 1900. By 1907, they were living in a rented house on Church Street in Volant, Lawrence County. They remained there until their divorce in 1921.7,8,9,10
     Claudia and Frank lived in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in 1930 where Frank was working as a liner at a boiler factory.11,12

Family 1

Samuel Miller Thomas b. 28 Jun 1875, d. 25 Aug 1936
Children

Family 2

Frank Ball
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Claudia Winter Ball, Death Certificate 42704 (29 May 1952), (informant: Albert Redmond), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  2. [S212] Obituary of John Winters, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 10 March 1915, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S8] Obituary of Catherine Nancy Winters, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, Mar. 1908, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Samuel Thomas and Claudia Winters, #4146, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Samuel M. Thomas and Myrtle Shiner (1923), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S231] Frank Ball and Claudia Thomas marriage announcement, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 25 Sep. 1922, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cornplanter Tp., Samuel Thomas household, National Archives.
  8. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Lawrence Co., Volant Borough, Church St., Samuel Thomas household, National Archives, (Samuel Thomas, 32, pumper; Claudia, 28, 5child/5lvg; Charles H., 10; Myrtle A., 8; Clyde E., 7; Carl M.[sic], 4; Ralph G.[sic], 3/12, Loretta Winters, 17, PA/PA/PA, niece).
  9. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Lawrence Co., Volant Borough, Church St., Samuel Thomas household, National Archives, (Samuel Thomas, 45, rented house, pumper on oil wells; Claudia, 39; Clyde, 16; Carl, 14; Viola, 9).
  10. [S6] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Ethel Redmond Reese (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat.
  11. [S969] 1930 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Erie Co., Erie, 4th Ward, Frank Ball household, National Archives, (Frank Ball, 50, PA/PA/PA, rents home, linner at boiler factory; Claudia, 48, PA/PA/PA; Carl M. Thomas, step-son, 25, PA, assemblyman on steam shovel; Dorothy L. Ball, daughter, 6 3/12, PA; Clyde Thomas, step-son, 27, PA, machinist on steam shovel).
  12. [S1348] 1940 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Erie Co., Erie, 4th Ward, Frank Ball household, National Archives, (Frank Ball, 62, PA, sheet metal work, WPA; Claudia, 58, PA; Dorothy, daughter, 17, PA; Joyce, 8, PA, granddau).
  13. [S116] Charles Hunter Thomas, Death Certificate 173416 (filed 27 Nov 1918), Samuel Thomas (father), informant, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  14. [S117] Letter from Shirley Thomas Babcock (Erie, PA (deceased)) to Kipp Melat, 1980; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  15. [S1462] Ralph Gordon Thomas, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 83900 (29 Aug 1910), (informant: Samuel Thomas, Volant, PA), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 18 Apr 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  16. [S67] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Lois Redmond Green (Franklin, PA), as told to Kipp Melat.

Charles Phillips

b. 2 May 1818, d. 6 June 1910
ChartsDescendants of Charles Phillips
Ancestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Charles Phillips was born on 2 May 1818 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4 He married Alice Fish on 2 May 1850 in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. They were married by Rev. Bryan.5,6 He died on 6 June 1910 in National Military Home, Dayton, Ohio, at age 92.7,4,8 He and Alice were buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.1,9
     There are several discrepancies in the birthdate for Charles Phillips. His obituary in the Oil City Derrick states that he was born on 2 May 1818 and his death certificate, which was most likely filled out by an official at the National Military Home where he died, shows his age as 91, putting the year of his birth as 1819. When Charles applied for a pension based on his Civil War service, he recorded his birthdate at 1 May 1822. The census record provides little clarity in these discrepancies. His age is not recorded in the 1850 census; his age in the 1860 census is recorded as 30 putting the year of his birth at about 1830; the family is unlocated in the 1870 census; Charles is not listed with his family in 1880; and the 1900 census shows his birthdate as May 1825.1,2,3,4
     According to his obituary, Charles moved to Pittsburgh in about 1830, when he was 12 years old, and became a blacksmith apprentice.1 Charles Phillips was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of Charles who was born in Pennsylvania and "Mrs. Phillips" who was born in England. No ages were recorded. Charles' occupation was listed as blacksmith.10 Charles and Alice moved circa 1852 to Louisville, Kentucky.1 By 1858 Charles and Alice moved their family to Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.1 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census of Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. The household consisted of Charles, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; Alice, age 32, born in England; George, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; Catherine, age 6, born in Kentucky; and John F., age 2, born in Ohio. Charles' real estate was valued at $600. His occupation was listed as blacksmith.11
     Charles Phillips enlisted in the Union Army on 8 August 1862 in Wooster, Ohio. He was mustered into Company H, the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 18 August 1862.6 Charles was discharged on 30 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.6 According to his pension application, Charles was 5'6 1/2" tall, of dark complexion with dark hair and eyes.6
     In 1870, at the beginning of the oil excitement in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Charles and Alice moved their family to Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. They lived in a home at 209 Hoffman Avenue.1 He was not ennumerated with his family on the 1880 Census of Oil City, Venango County.12 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Oil City, Venango County. The household consisted of Charles Phillips and his wife Alice. According to the census, Charles was born in May 1825 in Pennsylvania. His parents were also born in Pennsylvania. Alice was born in November 1820 in England. They were married 50 years and Alice was the mother of 5 children, 4 were living in 1900.13
     Charles and Alice were members of the Christ Episcopal Church.1
     Charles was a member of the R.B. Hays Post of the GAR in Oil City.1

Family

Alice Fish b. 17 Apr 1813, d. 2 Dec 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Charles Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 8 Jun 1910, pg. 1, col. 5, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S44] Charles Phillips file; unknown file number; Civil War Pension Applications (Washington: National Archives), records birthdate as 2 May 1822 in Chambersburg, PA.
  3. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Charles Phillips household, National Archives, ((Charles' birthdate recorded as May 1825)).
  4. [S304] Charles Phillips, Death Certificate 33958 (7 June 1910), (informant: Ohio National Military Home), Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia.
  5. [S43] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  6. [S44] Charles Phillips file; unknown file number; Civil War Pension Applications (Washington: National Archives).
  7. [S8] Obituary of Charles Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 8 Jun 1910, pg. 1, col. 5, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (states that Charles died on Tuesday which would be 7 June 1910). Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  8. [S361] Obituary of Charles Phillips, Oil City Semi-Weekly Derrick, Oil City, PA, 10 June 1910, pg. 5, col. 2, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (states that he died on Tuesday, which would be 7 June 1910). Hereinafter cited as Semi-Weekly Derrick.
  9. [S65] Gravestone, Alice Phillips, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  10. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny Co., Allegheny City, 1st. Ward, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  11. [S350] 1860 U.S. Census, Ohio, Wayne Co., Wooster, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  12. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Alice Phillips household, National Archives, (Alice Phillips, age 55, born in Pennsylvania; John, age 21; Charles, age 18; David Reed, age 36; Kate, age 26; Cora, age 8; Louis, age 6. Charles was not enumerated with the family).
  13. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Hoffman Ave, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  14. [S238] Obituary of George M. W. Phillips, The Oil City Blizzard, Oil City, PA, 24 Apr. 1944, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Blizzard.
  15. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil CIty, David Reed household, National Archives.
  16. [S8] Obituary of Kate Reed, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 20 Aug 1934, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  17. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Charles Phillips household, National Archives, (states that Alice was the mother of 5 children, 4 of whom were living in 1900).
  18. [S146] 1870 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  19. [S8] Obituary of Charles Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, unknown date, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Alice Fish1

b. 17 April 1813, d. 2 December 1907
FatherWilliam Fish2 b. 16 Feb 1781, d. Jan 1841
MotherJane Livesay2 b. 29 Jan 1782, d. 28 Dec 1840
ChartsDescendants of Charles Phillips
Ancestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Alice Fish was born on 17 April 1813 in Overdarwen, Lanchashire, England.3,4,5,6,7 She was the daughter of William Fish and Jane Livesay.2 She married Charles Phillips on 2 May 1850 in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. They were married by Rev. Bryan.8,7 She died on 2 December 1907 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 94.9,10 She and Charles were buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.11,12
     Alice Fish immigrated to the United States 1841. Alice arrived with her parents and other family members on the Ship Astracan from Liverpool, England on 11 January 1841 in New York.13
     Alice Phillips was enumerated with her husband Charles Phillips on the 1850 Census of Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.14 Alice and Charles moved circa 1852 to Louisville, Kentucky.11 By 1858 Alice and Charles moved their family to Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.11
     In 1870, at the beginning of the oil excitement in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Alice and Charles moved their family to Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. They lived in a home at 209 Hoffman Avenue.11 She was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census of Oil City, Venango County. The household consisted of Alice Phillips; and her sons John and Charles; son-in-law David Reed, daughter Kate Reed; and grandchildren Cora Reed and Louis Reed. Her husband Charles was not enumerated with the family.15
     Alice and Charles were members of the Christ Episcopal Church.11

Family

Charles Phillips b. 2 May 1818, d. 6 Jun 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S43] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Charles Phillips May 1825, PA/PA/PA, md 50 yrs; Alice, Noc 1820, Eng/Eng/Eng, 5child/4lvg, immigrated 1828, National Archives.
  2. [S306] Unknown author, "Fish-Liversay Family Record". Hereinafter cited as "Fish-Liversay Family Record."
  3. [S1462] Alice Phillips, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 119177 (4 Dec 1907), (informant: C. H. Phillips, Plumer Road, [Oil City, PA]), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 18 Apr 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA; (birthdate 17 Apr 1813 in England).
  4. [S8] Obituary of Alice Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 2 Dec 1907, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (aged 94). Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S43] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Charles Phillips May 1825, PA/PA/PA, md 50 yrs; Alice, Nov 1820, Eng/Eng/Eng, 5child/4lvg, immigrated 1828, National Archives.
  6. [S351] Unknown cd1 entry; Astracan Passenger List, 11 January 1841; in Ship Passenger Lists (Washington, D.C.: National Archives).
  7. [S44] Charles Phillips file; unknown file number; Civil War Pension Applications (Washington: National Archives).
  8. [S43] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  9. [S8] Obituary of Alice Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 2 Dec 1907, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  10. [S1462] Alice Phillips, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 119177 (4 Dec 1907), (informant: C. H. Phillips, Plumer Road, [Oil City, PA]), viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 18 Apr 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  11. [S8] Obituary of Charles Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 8 Jun 1910, pg. 1, col. 5, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  12. [S65] Gravestone, Alice Phillips, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  13. [S351] Alice Fish entry; Astracan Passenger List, 11 January 1841; in Ship Passenger Lists (Washington, D.C.: National Archives).
  14. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny Co., Allegheny City, 1st. Ward, Charles Phillips household, National Archives.
  15. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Alice Phillips household, National Archives, (Alice Phillips, age 55, born in Pennsylvania; John, age 21; Charles, age 18; David Reed, age 36; Kate, age 26; Cora, age 8; Louis, age 6. Charles was not enumerated with the family).
  16. [S238] Obituary of George M. W. Phillips, The Oil City Blizzard, Oil City, PA, 24 Apr. 1944, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Blizzard.
  17. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil CIty, David Reed household, National Archives.
  18. [S8] Obituary of Kate Reed, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 20 Aug 1934, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  19. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, Charles Phillips household, National Archives, (states that Alice was the mother of 5 children, 4 of whom were living in 1900).
  20. [S8] Obituary of Alice Phillips, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, unknown date, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Augustus Adolf Motter1

b. 9 December 1842, d. 14 May 1929
FatherJohn Motter2,3 b. 5 Mar 1813, d. 17 Dec 1888
MotherMaria Amsler2 b. 12 Jun 1820, d. 27 Nov 1884
ChartsDescendants of John Motter
Descendants of John Winger
Ancestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Augustus Adolf Motter was born on 9 December 1842 in Basel or Casel, Switzerland.4,2 He was the son of John Motter and Maria Amsler.2,3 He married Eliza Jane Winger, daughter of Jacob Winger and Maria Sophia Fry, on 6 October 1864.5 He died on 14 May 1929 in Washington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, at age 86.5 He and Eliza were buried in Venus Cemetery, Washington Township.6
     According to the Motter Bible record, Augustus Adolf Motter was named Gustav Adolf.2 Augustus was known as Gus Motter.
     An unknown person immigrated with his parents John Motter and Maria circa 1847 to the United States from Switzerland.7,8
     Gus and Eliza lived in Washington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, between Fryburg and Shippenville where Gus was a farmer.7,9,10
     Gus is head of household in the 1880 Census of Washington Township, Clarion County. The household consisted of Gus, his wife Eliza, sons Samuel, Gustuv, and John, and daughter Emeline.9 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Washington Township, Clarion County. The household consisted of Gus, his wife Eliza W., his widowed son Samuel S., and grandson, Samuel's son, Howard A.10 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census of Washington Township, Clarion County. The household consisted of August Motter, his wife Eliza, and grandson Howard.11
     Gus and Eliza were members of the St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church Venus, Pinegrove Township, Venango County.12
     Gus Motter left a will in which his estate was divided between his son John, daughter Emma Phillips, and grandson Howard Motter.13

Family

Eliza Jane Winger b. 16 Sep 1844, d. 20 Feb 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Gus Motter, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (gives birthdate as 25 Dec. 1842). Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S46] Motter Family Bible Family Data, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Charles L. Motter, Fryburg, PA. Hereinafter cited as Motter Family Bible.
  3. [S310] John Motter will, Clarion County Will WB D:223, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S8] Obituary of August A. Motter, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 15 May 1929, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (gives birthdate as 25 Dec. 1842). Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Obituary of August A. Motter, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 15 May 1929, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S307] Gravestone, Augustus and Eliza Motter, Venus Cemetery, Washington Tp., Clarion Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  7. [S309] Joan Beichner, "Motter, Matter, Mater", 1990 (Shippenville, PA). . Hereinafter cited as "Motter, Matter, Mater."
  8. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Mercer Co., Hickory Tp., John H. Maze household, National Archives, (John H. Maze, Sep 1834, PA/PA/NY, md22y; Bertha L., Dec 1845, Ger/Ger/Ger, 3child/3lvg, imm1848; Roy, Oct 1880, PA, furnace laborer; Edward, Jan 1883, PA; George A., Oct 1887, PA, farm laborer).
  9. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., Gustav Motter household, National Archives, (Gustuv Motter, 38, farmer, Switz; Eliza 33; Samuel 15; Gustuv 9; John 8; Emeline 15).
  10. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., August Motter household, National Archives, (August Motter, Dec 1842, m. 36 years, immigrated to America in 1842, Eliza W., Sep 1847, 4 children born, 4 lvg; Samuel S., March 1865, son, widowed; Howard A., Nov 1890, grandson).
  11. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., August Motter household, National Archives, (August Motter, bn Switz; Eliza, bn PA, father bn PA, mother born OH, 4 children born, 3 lvg; Howard, grandson).
  12. [S432] Membership Lists, Records of the St.Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Venus, Pinegrove Tp., Venango Co., Pennsylvania, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as St.Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church records.
  13. [S310] August Motter will, Clarion County Will WB Q:486, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
  14. [S308] Samuel S. Motter entry, Clarion County Death Register [1893-1905], Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Clarion County Death Register.

Eliza Jane Winger1

b. 16 September 1844, d. 20 February 1927
FatherJacob Winger2 b. 10 Sep 1818, d. 7 Jan 1873
MotherMaria Sophia Fry3 b. 7 Sep 1822, d. 21 Apr 1901
ChartsDescendants of John Motter
Descendants of John Winger
Ancestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Eliza Jane Winger was born on 16 September 1844 probably in Cranberry Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.4,5 She was the daughter of Jacob Winger and Maria Sophia Fry.2,3 She married Augustus Adolf Motter, son of John Motter and Maria Amsler, on 6 October 1864.6 She died on 20 February 1927 in Washington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, at age 82.4 She and Gus were buried in Venus Cemetery, Washington Township.7
     Eliza and Gus lived in Washington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, between Fryburg and Shippenville where Gus was a farmer.8,9,10
     Eliza and Gus were members of the St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church Venus, Pinegrove Township, Venango County.11

Family

Augustus Adolf Motter b. 9 Dec 1842, d. 14 May 1929
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Eliza J. Motter, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1927, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Jacob Winger, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 8 Jan 1873, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S8] Obituary of Sophia Winger, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 22 Apr 1901, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S8] Obituary of Eliza Jane Motter, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 21 Feb 1927, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S231] Obituary of Eliza Jane Motter, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 21 Feb 1927, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (according to the obituary, she was born in Oil City on the site of the Arlington Hotel).
  6. [S8] Obituary of August A. Motter, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 15 May 1929, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S307] Gravestone, Augustus and Eliza Motter, Venus Cemetery, Washington Tp., Clarion Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  8. [S309] Joan Beichner, "Motter, Matter, Mater", 1990 (Shippenville, PA). . Hereinafter cited as "Motter, Matter, Mater."
  9. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., Gustav Motter household, National Archives, (Gustuv Motter, 38, farmer, Switz; Eliza 33; Samuel 15; Gustuv 9; John 8; Emeline 15).
  10. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., August Motter household, National Archives, (August Motter, Dec 1842, m. 36 years, immigrated to America in 1842, Eliza W., Sep 1847, 4 children born, 4 lvg; Samuel S., March 1865, son, widowed; Howard A., Nov 1890, grandson).
  11. [S432] Membership Lists, Records of the St.Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Venus, Pinegrove Tp., Venango Co., Pennsylvania, Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as St.Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church records.
  12. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., August Motter household, National Archives.
  13. [S308] Samuel S. Motter entry, Clarion County Death Register [1893-1905], Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Clarion County Death Register.
  14. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Washington Tp., Gustuv Motter household, National Archives.

Daniel Davenport1

b. 1 November 1850, d. 2 February 1919
FatherHorace Davenport2 b. c 1824
MotherMary Ann Depue2 b. c 1831, d. bt 1871 - 1880
ChartsDescendants of Cornelius Davenport
Ancestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Daniel Davenport was born on 1 November 1850 in Dixonburg, Summerhill Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.3 He was the son of Horace Davenport and Mary Ann Depue.2 He married Alta Roselph Amy, daughter of Ezra Thomas Amy and Almira Hastings.4,5 He and Alta Roselph Amy were divorced circa 1893.6 He married Emma Burrows, daughter of John R. Burrows and Candace L. (?), on 30 December 1902 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.6 He died on 2 February 1919 in Sandusky, Ohio, at age 68.3 He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio.3
     Daniel Davenport was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census of Wetmore, McKean County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of Daniel Davenport, his wife, Alta Emma, and sons Benjamin, Guy, and Bertram. They were living next to Daniel's sister Della and Alta's brother Abram.5 He lived in Eldred Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania, where Dan was a fireman in a shingle factory in 1900.7 He and Emma Burrows were living in Hydetown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1910 where Daniel was a fruit tree salesman.8
     Daniel and Emma were living in 501 West Market Street, Sandusky, Ohio, when Daniel died in 1919.3 At the time of his death, Daniel Davenport was a fruit tree agent for Guernsey Fruit Company of Rochester, New York.3

Family 1

Alta Roselph Amy b. 1 Nov 1858, d. 24 Oct 1920
Children

Family 2

Emma Burrows b. c 1855

Citations

  1. [S49] E. Stanley, "Karash-Davenport Ancestral Roots", 18 Dec 1988 (Decatur, IL). Probably from a death certificate. Hereinafter cited as "Davenport Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Summerville Tp., Horace Davenport, National Archives.
  3. [S567] Daniel Davenport, Death certificate 10244 (11 Feb. 1919), (informant: Guy Davenport), Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
  4. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, 11th Voting Precinct, Jeffery A. Steele household, National Archives.
  5. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Wetmore Tp., D. Davenport household, National Archives, (D. Davenport, 28, PA/NY/PA, laborer; Alta Emma, 21, PA/PA/PA; Benjamin, 6, PA; Guy, 3, PA; Bertha [sic], 1, dau [sic], PA; next to Judson Smith and Abram Amy families).
  6. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Daniel Davenport and Emma Farrar, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Warren Co., Eldred Tp., Dan Davenport household, National Archives, (Dan Davenport, Nov 1850, PA/PA/PA, wd, fireman (shingle); Emma Moore, Apr 1856, NY/NY/PA, md20y, 6child/3lvg, housekeeper; Lena Moore, Apr 1890, PA/PA/NY, boarder).
  8. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Crawford Co., Hydetown, Daniel [misread as David] Davenport household, National Archives, (Daniel Davenport, 59, PA/NY/NY, md8y, md twice, salesman, sells fruit trees; Emily, 53, PA/NY/NY, md twice).
  9. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Wetmore, D. Davenport household, National Archives.

Alta Roselph Amy1,2

b. 1 November 1858, d. 24 October 1920
FatherEzra Thomas Amy3 b. 27 Mar 1828, d. 16 Dec 1863
MotherAlmira Hastings4 b. Aug 1828, d. a 1900
ChartsDescendants of Cornelius Davenport
Ancestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Alta Roselph Amy was born on 1 November 1858 in Little Cooley, Athens Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.5,6,2,7 She was the daughter of Ezra Thomas Amy and Almira Hastings.3,4 She married Daniel Davenport, son of Horace Davenport and Mary Ann Depue.8,6 She and Daniel Davenport were divorced circa 1893.9 She married Jeffrey A. Steele in 1900.10 She married Charles S. Brown on 7 September 1914 in Cuba, Allegany County, New York.11,12 She and Charles S. Brown were divorced.2 She died on 24 October 1920 in North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, at age 61.2,13 She was buried in Northville Cemetery, Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York.13,2
     Alta Roselph Amy was known as Alta Emma Amy.6 She was enumerated in the household of of her husband Daniel Davenport on the 1880 Census of Wetmore, McKean County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of Daniel Davenport, his wife, Alta Emma, and sons Benjamin, Guy, and Bertram. They were living next to Daniel's sister Della and Alta's brother Abram.6 She was enumerated in the household of her husband Jeffrey A. Steele on the 1900 Census of Knox County, Kentucky. The household consisted of Jeffrey Steele, his new wife Alta A., Alta's son Burt D. Davenport, his son Jeffery Steele, and his mother-in-law, Almira Amy.14 She and Jeffrey A. Steele were living in Hignight, Bell County, Kentucky, in 1910 where Jeffrey was a foreman in the coal mines.15 She was living with her son Guy Davenport in Ripley Township, Chautauqua County, New York, in 1920.11

Family 1

Daniel Davenport b. 1 Nov 1850, d. 2 Feb 1919
Children

Family 2

Jeffrey A. Steele b. Jun 1858
Child

Citations

  1. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, Jeffrey A. Steele household, National Archives, (Jeffrey A. Steele, June 1858 WV, coalminer, md less that a year; Alta A, Nov 1858, PA/VT/NY, 3 children; Bert D. Davenport June 1879, PA, coalminer, Jeffrey Steele Dec 1886, WV; Almira Amy, Aug 1828, NY/Mass/Mass, 4child/2lvg).
  2. [S1462] Alta R. Brown, Pennsylvania Death Certificate 105599 (filed 25 Oct 1920), informant: Guy H. Davenport, Ripley, NY [son], viewed at Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, accessed 30 Nov 2014; original at Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA; (Alta R. Brown, b. 1 Nov 1860 in PA, father Will Ammy, mother unknown, divorced, d. 24 Oct 1920 in North East, PA, bur. State Line Cemetery).
  3. [S313] Crawford County Orphan's Court, G:16;J:66; M:719, May Term 1882, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Crawford Co., Orphan's Court.
  4. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, Jeffery Steele household, National Archives.
  5. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox Co., 11th Voting Precinct, Jeffrey A. Steele household, National Archives, (Jeffrey A. Steele, June 1858 WV, coalminer, md less that a year; Alta A, Nov 1858, PA/VT/NY, 3 children; Bert D. Davenport June 1879, PA, coalminer, Jeffrey Steele Dec 1886, WV; Almira Amy, Aug 1828, NY/Mass/Mass, 4child/2lvg).
  6. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Wetmore Tp., D. Davenport household, National Archives, (D. Davenport, 28, PA/NY/PA, laborer; Alta Emma, 21, PA/PA/PA; Benjamin, 6, PA; Guy, 3, PA; Bertha [sic], 1, dau [sic], PA; next to Judson Smith and Abram Amy families).
  7. [S313] Crawford County Orphan's Court, G:16;J:66; M:719, May Term 1882 (name recorded as Alta Reselph Amy), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Crawford Co., Orphan's Court.
  8. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, 11th Voting Precinct, Jeffery A. Steele household, National Archives.
  9. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Daniel Davenport and Emma Farrar, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  10. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, 11th Voting Precinct, Jeffrey Steele household, National Archives.
  11. [S702] 1920 U.S. Census, New York, Chautauqua Co., Ripley Tp., Guy W. Davenport household, National Archives, (Guy W. Davenport, 42, PA/PA/PA; Cora, 44, PA; Mildred, 19, PA; Altha, 14, PA; Donald, 12, PA; Graydon, 6, KY; Genevieve, 4 2/12, NY; Altha Brown, 60 PA, mother, wd; Richard Steel, 18, KY, half-brother).
  12. [S1321] New York Marriages, online familysearch.org, Charles S. Brown and Alta Steele.
  13. [S546] Northville Cemetery, Chautauqua Co., NY, online unknown url, Alta Amy Davenport (1859-1920). Hereinafter cited as Northville Cemetery.
  14. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox County, 11th Voting Precinct, Jeffrey A. Steele household, National Archives, (Jeffrey A. Steele, Jun 1858, WV, md less than 1 yr, coalminer; Alta A., Nov 1858, PA/VT/NY, 3child/3lvg; Burt D. Davenport, stepson, Jun 1879, PA/PA/PA, coalminer; Jeffery Steele, son, Dec 1886, WV; Almira Amy, mother-in-law, Aug 1828, NY, parents bn Mass, 4child/2lvg).
  15. [S434] 1910 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Bell Co., Hignight, Jeffrey A/ Stell household, National Archives, (Jeffrey A. Stell, 52, WV/VA/VA, md11y, foreman/coal mine; Alta, 51, PA/PA/PA, 3child/3lvg; Richard, 9, KY/WV/PA).
  16. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, McKean Co., Wetmore, D. Davenport household, National Archives.

John Frank Logan1,2

b. 31 October 1865, d. 10 April 1922
FatherChristopher Columbus Logan3 b. 29 Mar 1842, d. 9 Dec 1920
MotherMary Ann Taylor4,5 b. c 1841, d. c 1880
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     John Frank Logan was born on 31 October 1865 in Whitley County, Kentucky.6,7,8 He was the son of Christopher Columbus Logan and Mary Ann Taylor.3,4,5 He married Sarah E. Barbary, daughter of James O. Barbary and Mary A. Reed, on 2 April 1882 in Campbell County, Tennessee.9,10,11 He married Sarah Ann Meeks on 17 June 1904 in Coalport, Knox County, Kentucky.12,13 He died on 10 April 1922 in Harlan County, Kentucky, at age 56.8 He was buried in Gilbert Cemetery, Harlan County, Kentucky.8
     John Frank Logan was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Magistrate District 4, Whitley County, Kentucky. The household consisted of John and his four daughters Louisa, Cordia, Amanda, and Mary E. The birthplace for the girl's mother was recorded as Tennessee.14 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census of Artemus, Knox County, Kentucky.13 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census of Sunshire, Harlan County, Kentucky.15

Family 1

Sarah E. Barbary b. c 1862, d. bt 1897 - 1900
Children

Family 2

Sarah Ann Meeks
Children

Citations

  1. [S49] E. Stanley, "Karash-Davenport Ancestral Roots", 18 Dec 1988 (Decatur, IL). Prob. death certificate. Hereinafter cited as "Davenport Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, John Logan, Oct 1862 KY; Louisa Apr 1885; Cordia Oct 1888; Amanda Feb 1891; Mary E. Feb 1897 (mother of children born in TN), National Archives.
  3. [S314] Christopher Columbus Logan, Death Certificate 31429 (11 Dec 1920), (informant: Ed Logan), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S315] 1880 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox Co., Poplar Creek Precinct, Christopher C. Logan household, National Archives.
  5. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Mag. Dist. 4, Columbus Logan household, National Archives.
  6. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Whitley Co., Mag. Dist. 4, John Logan household, National Archives, (John Logan, Oct 1862 KY; Louisa Apr 1885; Cordia Oct 1888; Amanda Feb 1891; Mary E. Feb 1897 (mother of children born in TN)).
  7. [S52] 1870 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Whitley Co., Loudon Pct, Meadow Creek, Columbus Logan household, National Archives.
  8. [S973] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. John Logan, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  9. [S973] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm. Campbell Co., John Logan and Sarah E. Barbour, 2 Apr 1882, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  10. [S973] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Mary Sue Holman, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  11. [S973] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Amand Wells, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  12. [S316] Knox County (KY) Marriages, DAR Library, Washington, D.C, John Logan and Sallie Meakes, 17 June 1904, I:425.
  13. [S434] 1910 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Knox Co., Artemus, John Logan household, National Archives, (John Logan, 50, KY/KY/KY, md5y(second time), miner, coal mine; Sallie, 26, KY/KY/KY, 3child/2lvg; Ada F., 2, KY; Marie L., 1/12, KY; Blake, 50, KY/KY/KY, boarder, miner, coal mine).
  14. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Whitley Co., Magristrate Dist. 4, John Logan household, National Archives, (John Logan, Oct 1862 KY/KY/KY, widowed; Louisa, Apr 1885, KY/KY/TN; Cordia, Oct 1888, KY/KY/TN; Amanda, Feb 1891, KY/KY/TN; Mary E., Feb 1897, KY/KY/TN).
  15. [S1098] 1920 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Harlan Co., Sunshine precinct, John Logan household, National Archives, (John Logan, 51, KY/KY/KY, miner, coal mine; Sallie, 38, KY/KY/KY; Allie, 12, KY; Lola, 9, KY).
  16. [S250] Rootsweb World Connect, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, Gibson/Hall/Bingamon Families, Anita Gibson Bingamon, 21 Jun 2003.
  17. [S114] Lola Colley, 402-86-6176, Social Security Death Index, Master File, www.ancestry.com (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  18. [S973] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. John Frank Logan, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).

Sarah E. Barbary1

b. circa 1862, d. between 1897 and 1900
FatherJames O. Barbary1 b. c 1836
MotherMary A. Reed1 b. c 1832
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Sarah E. Barbary was born circa 1862 in Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of James O. Barbary and Mary A. Reed.1 She married John Frank Logan, son of Christopher Columbus Logan and Mary Ann Taylor, on 2 April 1882 in Campbell County, Tennessee.2,3,4 She died between 1897 and 1900 in Kentucky.5,6

Family

John Frank Logan b. 31 Oct 1865, d. 10 Apr 1922
Children

Citations

  1. [S52] 1870 U.S. Census, Kentucky, James Barbar household, National Archives, (James Barber 33 VA; Mary 38 TN; Martha E. 13; Sarah E. 8; Cordelia E. 6; Thomas A. 2).
  2. [S973] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm. Campbell Co., John Logan and Sarah E. Barbour, 2 Apr 1882, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S973] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Mary Sue Holman, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S973] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Amand Wells, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  5. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, John Frank Logan household, National Archives, (not mentioned in enumeration).
  6. [S52] 1870 U.S. Census, Kentucky, James Barber 33 VA; Mary 38 TN; Martha E. 13; Sarah E. 8; Cordelia E. 6; Thomas A. 2, National Archives.
  7. [S51] 1900 U.S. Census, Kentucky, John Logan, Oct 1862 KY; Louisa Apr 1885; Cordia Oct 1888; Amanda Feb 1891; Mary E. Feb 1897 (mother of children born in TN), National Archives.
  8. [S49] E. Stanley, "Karash-Davenport Ancestral Roots", 18 Dec 1988 (Decatur, IL). Prob. death certificate. Hereinafter cited as "Davenport Pedigree Chart."

William Milton Robbins Sr.1

b. 16 November 1848, d. 3 March 1912
FatherJosephus Robbins2 b. 13 Aug 1828, d. 10 Sep 1905
MotherMary Ann Sherman2 b. 18 Feb 1825, d. 12 Apr 1909
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     William Milton Robbins Sr. was born on 16 November 1848 in Livingston County, Illinois.1,3 He was the son of Josephus Robbins and Mary Ann Sherman.2 He married Eliza E. McLaughlin, daughter of Harkness D. McLaughlin and Mary Jane Long, on 4 July 1869 in Winthrop, Buchanan County, Missouri.4 William married Mrs. Isabella Ash by Judge Casey on 24 March 1910 in Atchison, Kansas.5 He died on 3 March 1912 in Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, at age 63.6 He was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison.6
     William Milton Robbins Sr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census of Wayne Township, Doniphan County, Kansas. The household consisted of William and his new wife Eliza. William was working on a farm.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census of Morris Township, Sumner County, Kansas. The household consisted of W.M., his wife E. E., his daughter Luella, and son J. M.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Everest, Washington Township, Brown County, Kansas. The household consisted of William and his son William Jr. They were listed as borders in the hotel kept by Elvina Johnson.9

Family 1

Eliza E. McLaughlin b. c 1854, d. bt 1886 - 1897
Children

Family 2

Mrs. Isabella Ash b. Apr 1857

Citations

  1. [S53] Josephus Robbins file; unknown file number; unknown series (Washington, DC: National Archives), deposition by Josephus Robbins listing children and birthdates.
  2. [S53] Josephus Robbins file; unknown file number; unknown series (Washington, DC: National Archives), affidavit listing children of Josephus and Mary Ann Robbins.
  3. [S282] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft", 6 Dec. 1999 (Texas). , JoAnn states that William was born in 1849. Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft."
  4. [S282] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft", 6 Dec. 1999 (Texas). , ref: pg. 2 of the Doniphan Co. section of the 1883 History of Kansas by A.T. Andreas; further ref: obit. of Wm.'s mother states Wm. was married in Doniphan Co., KS. Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft."
  5. [S282] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft", 6 Dec. 1999 (Texas). . Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft."
  6. [S1436] Burial Record, Mt Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS, William M. Robbins Sr., 16 Nov 1849-3 Mar 1912, findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, record created by FranzJr. on 12 Jul 2010 (photo).
  7. [S54] 1870 U.S. Census, Kansas, Doniphan Co., Wayne Tp., William Robbins household, National Archives.
  8. [S328] 1880 U.S. Census, Kansas, Sumner Co., Morris Tp., W.M. Robbins household, National Archives.
  9. [S328] 1880 U.S. Census, Kansas, Brown Co., Washington Tp., Everest City, Elvina Johnson household, National Archives.
  10. [S37] William M. Robbins Jr., Death Certificate unknown number, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics Registration, Sacramento, California.

Eliza E. McLaughlin1

b. circa 1854, d. between 1886 and 1897
FatherHarkness D. McLaughlin2,3,4 b. c 1825, d. 29 May 1874
MotherMary Jane Long5 b. 1 Apr 1828, d. 18 Jun 1920
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Eliza E. McLaughlin was born circa 1854 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.5,6,7 She was the daughter of Harkness D. McLaughlin and Mary Jane Long.2,3,4,5 She married William Milton Robbins Sr., son of Josephus Robbins and Mary Ann Sherman, on 4 July 1869 in Winthrop, Buchanan County, Missouri.1 Eliza died between 1886 and 1897 probably in Kansas.7,8,3

Family

William Milton Robbins Sr. b. 16 Nov 1848, d. 3 Mar 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S282] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft", 6 Dec. 1999 (Texas). , ref: pg. 2 of the Doniphan Co. section of the 1883 History of Kansas by A.T. Andreas; further ref: obit. of Wm.'s mother states Wm. was married in Doniphan Co., KS. Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft."
  2. [S317] 1860 U.S. Census, Missouri, Cass Co., Harrisonville, H.D. McLauaghlan, National Archives, (H.D. McLauaghlan, 34, OH, Constable, Real Estate: $1200, Personal Prop.: $800; Mary J., 32, IL; Lucy E., 12, IL; Laura, 9, IL; Verlinda, 8, IL; Eliza E., 5, MO; John, 3, MO).
  3. [S282] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft", 6 Dec. 1999 (Texas). . Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft."
  4. [S318] Steven K. McLaughlin and Evelyn Z. McCann, The McLaughlins (Plano, TX: Steven K. McLaughlin, 1 Jan 1887, 2nd. ed.), p. 2 (Lineage of Berriman). Hereinafter cited as The McLaughlins.
  5. [S317] 1860 U.S. Census, Missouri, Cass Co., Harrisonville, H. D. McLaughlin household, National Archives.
  6. [S461] 1865 State Census, Kansas, Doniphan Co., Wolf River Tp., Hearcula McLaughlin household, (Hearcula McLaughlin, age 39, bn OH, laborer; Mary J., age 37, bn IL; Laura L., age 15, bn IL; Verlinda, age 13, bn IL; Eliza, age 10, bn MO; Newton, age 8, bn MO; Dora, age 1, bn MO).
  7. [S54] 1870 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wayne Tp., William Robbins household, National Archives, (William Robbins, 21, MO, works on farm, ---/100; Eliza, 18, MO).
  8. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Washington Tp., Everett City, William Robbins household, National Archives, (William Robbins, Feb 1852, IL/OH/OH, widowed, marshal city, William Jr., Mar 1884, KS/IL/MO; borders at hotel kept by Elvina Johnson).
  9. [S282] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft", 6 Dec. 1999 (Texas). , page 2 of the Doniphan Co. section of the 1883 History of Kansas by A.T. Andreas states that Wm. M. Robbins married Eliza McLaughlin. Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Sr.--Draft."

Edward Frank1,2

b. circa 1827, d. between 19 March 1893 and 24 April 1893
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Edward Frank was born circa 1827 in Prussia.3,4 He married Mary E. (?)5,6 He married Mary Matilda Brown, daughter of Franklin Brown and Frances Wilmington Gunn, on 7 May 1875.7,8 He died between 19 March 1893 and 24 April 1893 in Rushville, Rush Township, Buchanan County, Missouri.9
     Edward Frank lived in Rushville, Rush Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, where Edward was a carpenter and wagonmaker.10,6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census of Rushville, Rush Township, Buchanan County, Missouri. The household consisted of E. Frank, his first wife Mary E., and their children George H., Adell, Mary A., and Caroline. Edward's real estate was valued at $700 and his personal estate worth $270.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census of Rush Township, Buchanan County. The household consisted of Edward Frank, and his children George, Ardell, Anney, Edward, and Elley. Edward's real estate was valued at $1000 and his personal estate $580.6 He owned 70 acres in Section 14, Township 55, Range 37 and 52 acres in Section 5, Township 55, Range 37 in Buchanan County, Missouri, in 1877.11 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census of Rush Township, Buchanan County. The household consisted of Edward Franklin, his second wife Mary, children from his first wife Yorkie (probably George), Ardell, Anna, Edward, and Ella, and children with his second wife Fred and Hattie.4
     As of circa 1872, Edward Frank was known as Franklin.4
     Edward Frank left a will dated on 19 March 1893 The will was entered into probate on 24 April 1893. Edward bequeathed all of his property to his wife for her use as long as she lived. Upon her death, his possessions were to be sold and divided among her children. The children from his first marriage were to receive one dollar each.12 He owned a farm that consisted of 80 acres in Section 14 in Buchanan County, Missouri, in 1895.

Family 1

Mary E. (?) b. c 1835, d. bt 1867 - 1870
Children

Family 2

Mary Matilda Brown b. 24 Jun 1849, d. 18 Jan 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S56] 1870 U.S. Census, Missouri, Edward Frank 43, Prussia, carpenter, $1000/$580; George 16; Ardell 14; Anney 12; Edward 8; Elley 5, National Archives.
  2. [S57] 1880 U.S. Census, Missouri, Edward Franklin 52 Prussia; Mary 30 IL/KY/TN; Yorkie 25 MO/Prussia/PA; Ardell 22 MO/Prussia/PA; Anna 20 MO/Prussia/PA; Edward 17 MO/Prussia/PA; Ella 13 MO/Prussia/PA; Fred 4 MO/Prussia/IL; Hattie MO/Prussia/IL, National Archives.
  3. [S56] 1870 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Edward Frank household, National Archives, (Edward Frank 43, Prussia, carpenter, $1000/$580; George 16; Ardell 14; Anney 12; Edward 8; Elley 5).
  4. [S57] 1880 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Edward Franklin household, National Archives, (Edward Franklin 52 Prussia; Mary 30 IL/KY/TN; Yorkie 25 MO/Prussia/PA; Ardell 22 MO/Prussia/PA; Anna 20 MO/Prussia/PA; Edward 17 MO/Prussia/PA; Ella 13 MO/Prussia/PA; Fred 4 MO/Prussia/IL; Hattie MO/Prussia/IL).
  5. [S317] 1860 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Rushville, E. Frank household, National Archives, (E. Frank, 30 Prussia, wagonmaker, $700/$270; Mary E., 24, PA; George H., 5 MO; Adell, 3 MO; Mary A., 2 MO; Caroline, 9/12. MO).
  6. [S56] 1870 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Edward Frank household, National Archives, (Edward Frank 43, Prussia, carpenter, $1000/$580; George, 16, MO; Ardell, 14, MO; Anney, 12, MO; Edward, 8, MO; Elley, 5, MO).
  7. [S57] 1880 U.S. Census, Missouri, Rush Tp., Edward Franklin household, National Archives, (Edward Franklin 52 Prussia; Mary 30 IL/KY/TN; Yorkie 25 MO/Prussia/PA; Ardell 22 MO/Prussia/PA; Anna 20 MO/Prussia/PA; Edward 17 MO/Prussia/PA; Ella 13 MO/Prussia/PA; Fred 4 MO/Prussia/IL; Hattie MO/Prussia/IL).
  8. [S1041] Benjamin J. Gunn, compiler, A Complete Family Record, Descendants of Reuben Gunn, Bernard Sweeney, Samuel Reaugh, and Rev. James Dunn (Ft. Scott, KS: Monitor Publishing House and Book Bindery, 1891), p. 49. Hereinafter cited as Gunn-Sweeney Family Record.
  9. [S58] Will of Edward Franklin, unknown repository, unknown repository address . Hereinafter cited as Will of Edward Franklin.
  10. [S317] 1860 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Rushville, E. Frank household, National Archives, (E. Frank, Prussia, wagonmaker, $700/$270; Mary E.; George H.; Adell; Mary A.; Caroline).
  11. [S437] Unknown compiler, compiler, Buchanan County, Missouri, Landowners Record of 1877 (St. Joseph, MO: NW Missouri Genealogy Society, 1982). Hereinafter cited as Buchanan (MO) County, Landowners, 1877.
  12. [S436] Edward Franklin will, Buchanan County (MO) Wills WB F:106, Courthouse, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.
  13. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Atchison City, 308 U St., John Frazier household, National Archives.
  14. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Rushville, Mary Franklin household, National Archives.
  15. [S38] Hattie Wilmington Robbins, Death Certificate unknown number, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics Registration, Sacramento, California.
  16. [S436] Edward Franklin will, Buchanan County (MO) Wills F:106, Courthouse, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.
  17. [S320] Obituary of Harry Franklin, Nortonville News, Nortonville, Kansas, 16 Apr. 1920. Hereinafter cited as Nortonville News.

Mary Matilda Brown1,2,3

b. 24 June 1849, d. 18 January 1912
FatherFranklin Brown4 b. c 1811, d. bt 1865 - 1870
MotherFrances Wilmington Gunn4 b. 25 Dec 1819
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Mary Matilda Brown was born on 24 June 1849 in Morgan County, Illinois.2,5,4 She was the daughter of Franklin Brown and Frances Wilmington Gunn.4 She married Edward Franklin on 7 May 1875.6,4 She died on 18 January 1912 in Topeka, Kansas, at age 62.5 She was buried on 19 January 1912 in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.5
     Mary Matilda Brown was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Rushville, Rush Township, Buchanan County. The household consisted of Mary and her children Fred, Millie, and Harry.7 She was enumerated in the household of Cyrus Llewellyn Fisher on the 1910 Census of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.8

Family

Edward Frank b. c 1827, d. bt 19 Mar 1893 - 24 Apr 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Will of Edward Franklin, unknown repository, unknown repository address . Hereinafter cited as Will of Edward Franklin.
  2. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Rush Tp., Mary Franklin household, National Archives, (Mary Franklin, June 1850 IL/KY/TN, farmer, owns home, 4 children/4 living; Fred, Apr 1876 MO/Germany/IL; Millie Feb 1884 MO/Germany/IL; Harry Aug 1887 MO/Germany/IL).
  3. [S284] JoAnn Peterson, "Franklin and Robbins," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Texas) to Kipp Melat, unknown source for Mary Matilda Brown Franklin's maiden name. Hereinafter cited as "Franklin and Robbins."
  4. [S1041] Benjamin J. Gunn, compiler, A Complete Family Record, Descendants of Reuben Gunn, Bernard Sweeney, Samuel Reaugh, and Rev. James Dunn (Ft. Scott, KS: Monitor Publishing House and Book Bindery, 1891), p. 49. Hereinafter cited as Gunn-Sweeney Family Record.
  5. [S322] Mary M. Franklin, copy of burial record from Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, KS, (informant: Mildred Fisher), Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as burial record.
  6. [S57] 1880 U.S. Census, Missouri, Rush Tp., Edward Franklin household, National Archives, (Edward Franklin 52 Prussia; Mary 30 IL/KY/TN; Yorkie 25 MO/Prussia/PA; Ardell 22 MO/Prussia/PA; Anna 20 MO/Prussia/PA; Edward 17 MO/Prussia/PA; Ella 13 MO/Prussia/PA; Fred 4 MO/Prussia/IL; Hattie MO/Prussia/IL).
  7. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Rushville, Mary Franklin household, National Archives.
  8. [S319] 1910 U.S. Census, Kansas, Shawnee Co., Topeka Tp., Topeka City, Cyrus L. Fisher household, National Archives, (Cyrus L. Fisher, 33, md 5y, KS/KY/MO, water treater-AT&SF RR; Mildred, 26, MO/Germany/IL; Georgia, 4, KS/KS/MO; Joseph J., 2, KS/KS/MO; John Fisher, 74, KY/KY/KY, father; Mary Franklin, 60, IL/KY/TN, mother-in-law).
  9. [S57] 1880 U.S. Census, Missouri, Buchanan Co., Rush Tp., Edward Franklin household, National Archives, (Edward Franklin 52 Prussia; Mary 30 IL/KY/TN; Yorkie 25 MO/Prussia/PA; Ardell 22 MO/Prussia/PA; Anna 20 MO/Prussia/PA; Edward 17 MO/Prussia/PA; Ella 13 MO/Prussia/PA; Fred 4 MO/Prussia/IL; Hattie MO/Prussia/IL).
  10. [S320] Obituary of Harry Franklin, Nortonville News, Nortonville, Kansas, 16 Apr. 1920. Hereinafter cited as Nortonville News.

Arthur Davidson1

b. 9 September 1838, d. 3 October 1909
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Arthur Davidson was born on 9 September 1838 in County Monoghan, Ireland.1,2 He married Hannah Hughes, daughter of James Peter Hughes and Mary Ann Stethem, on 25 December 1866 in Highland County, Ohio.3,1 He died on 3 October 1909 in Baileyville, Nemaha County, Kansas, at age 71.1 He was buried in Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas.1
     Arthur Davidson and Hannah Davidson lived in Marshall Township, Highland County, Ohio, where Arthur worked as a farm laborer, probably for his father-in-law in 1870.4 Arthur and Hannah moved from Ohio to Clinton County, Missouri, circa 1872.1 He and Hannah Hughes moved to Marion Township, Nemaha County, Kansas, where they spent the rest of their lives.5,6

Family

Hannah Hughes b. 6 Mar 1849, d. 1 Oct 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Nemaha Co., Marion Tp., Arthur Davidson, National Archives, (Arthur's birthdate is recorded as Feb. 1839 in Ireland).
  3. [S60] Highland County (OH) Marriage Records, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Highland Co., OH Marriages.
  4. [S323] 1870 U.S. Census, Ohio, Highland Co., Marshall Tp., Arthur Davidson household, National Archives, (Arthur Davidson, 26, Ire, farm laborer, personal estate $473; Hannah 21; James 3).
  5. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Nemaha Co., Marion Tp., Arthur Davidson household, National Archives, (Arthur Davidson, Feb 1839, Ire, imm. 1860, md 33y; Hanna, Mar 1849 OH/VA/VA, 7ch/6lvg; Tressie Jan 1873 MR; Annie Mar 1876 MR; Wm. S. Apr 1878 MR; Katherine Feb 1881 MR; Bridget Apr 1883 MR).
  6. [S998] 1905 State Census, Kansas, Nemaha Co., Marion Tp., Arthur Davidson household, (Arthur Davidson, 65, Ire; Hanna, 56 OH; Bridget, 21, MO; John, 74, Ire).
  7. [S323] 1870 U.S. Census, Ohio, Highland Co., Marshall Tp., Arthur Davidson household, National Archives.

Hannah Hughes1

b. 6 March 1849, d. 1 October 1908
FatherJames Peter Hughes2,3 b. 1 Jan 1823, d. 8 Apr 1895
MotherMary Ann Stethem3 b. 22 Aug 1822, d. 24 Jul 1862
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Hannah Hughes was born on 6 March 1849 in Marshall Township, Highland County, Ohio.1 She was the daughter of James Peter Hughes and Mary Ann Stethem.2,3 She married Arthur Davidson on 25 December 1866 in Highland County, Ohio.4,1 She died on 1 October 1908 in Baileyville, Nemaha County, Kansas, at age 59.1 She was buried in Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas.1
     Hannah Davidson and Arthur Davidson lived in Marshall Township, Highland County, Ohio, where Arthur worked as a farm laborer, probably for his father-in-law in 1870.5 Hannah and Arthur moved from Ohio to Clinton County, Missouri, circa 1872.1 She and Arthur Davidson moved to Marion Township, Nemaha County, Kansas, where they spent the rest of their lives.6,7

Family

Arthur Davidson b. 9 Sep 1838, d. 3 Oct 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S325] Unknown author, Biographical Sketches of The County of Highland (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), pp. 348-349 (biogrpahical sketch of James J. Hughes). Hereinafter cited as Highland County Sketches.
  3. [S326] Unknown author, Highland County, Ohio Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub.), St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Highland Co., OH Cemetery Records.
  4. [S60] Highland County (OH) Marriage Records, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Highland Co., OH Marriages.
  5. [S323] 1870 U.S. Census, Ohio, Highland Co., Marshall Tp., Arthur Davidson household, National Archives, (Arthur Davidson, 26, Ire, farm laborer, personal estate $473; Hannah 21; James 3).
  6. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Nemaha Co., Marion Tp., Arthur Davidson household, National Archives, (Arthur Davidson, Feb 1839, Ire, imm. 1860, md 33y; Hanna, Mar 1849 OH/VA/VA, 7ch/6lvg; Tressie Jan 1873 MR; Annie Mar 1876 MR; Wm. S. Apr 1878 MR; Katherine Feb 1881 MR; Bridget Apr 1883 MR).
  7. [S998] 1905 State Census, Kansas, Nemaha Co., Marion Tp., Arthur Davidson household, (Arthur Davidson, 65, Ire; Hanna, 56 OH; Bridget, 21, MO; John, 74, Ire).
  8. [S323] 1870 U.S. Census, Ohio, Highland Co., Marshall Tp., Arthur Davidson household, National Archives.

Eli Thompson1

b. 17 June 1820, d. 21 November 1894
ChartsAncestry of Cherie Lee Phillips
     Eli Thompson was born on 17 June 1820 in Tennessee.2 He married Catherine Thompson, daughter of Alexander Thompson and Keziah Lane, on 26 October 1853 in Greene County, Tennessee.3 He died on 21 November 1894 in Gentry County, Missouri, at age 74.2 He and Catherine Thompson were buried in Henton Cemetery, Athens Township, Gentry County, Missouri.2
     Eli Thompson first appears in the tax list for Greene County, Tennessee, in 1849. He is living in the 12th district which was the Cross Anchor area, north of Greeneville. In 1855, he shows up in the 23rd district after six years in the 12th district. The 23rd district in the Mosheim area. Eli continues to pay taxes in both districts until 1861 when he apears on the tax rolls for the 11th district (Romeo area) with 33 acres, increasing to 133 acres in 1862. In 1870 he paid taxes of $12 on 180 acres in the 11th district with an additional .60 for 150 acres in another district. He continues to increase his acreage until he left Tennessee sometime between 1873 and 1880.4,5,6
     On 24 May 1872, Eli Thompson was names as a creditor in a judgement against one Isaac White from 24 October 1868. In the judgement, Eli Thompson acquired 40 acres in the 16th district in Greene County, Tennessee.7 He sold the 40 acres in Greene County, Tennessee, on 24 May 1873 to Alfred Reynolds for $290.8
     Eli Thompson and Catherine Thompson moved from Greene County, Tennessee to Sumner County, Kansas, between 1873 and 1880.9,10 Eli and Catherine eventually settled in Gentry County, Missouri.11

Family

Catherine Thompson b. 9 Dec 1832, d. 7 Sep 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] 1860 U.S. Census, Tennessee, 11th Dist. (Eli Thompson, 39, farmer; Catherine 26; Dutton 5; James 4; Wm 2; Thomas 11/12), National Archives.
  2. [S331] Karen Birkholm, "RE: Thompsons," e-mail message from e-mail address (Walnut, CA) to Kipp Melat, various, 1 Feb 2004 (references gravestone inscriptions for Henton Cemetery found on the Gentry Co., MO genealogy website). Hereinafter cited as "Thompsons."
  3. [S335] Burgner, compiler, Greene County, Tennessee Marriages, 1783-1868 (n.p.: n.pub.), p. 193. Hereinafter cited as Greene Co. Marriages.
  4. [S562] "The Lineage of Eli Thompson", 1 July 1997, Karen Birkholm (Walnut, CA), to Kipp Melat (Fairfax, VA 22030), Greene Co., TN tax lists; Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as "Eli Thompson."
  5. [S61] 1860 U.S. Census, Tennessee, Greene Co., 11th District, Eli Thompson household, National Archives, (Eli Thompson, 39, farmer, TN; Catherine, 26; Dutton, 5; James 4; Wm. 2; Thomas 11/12).
  6. [S332] 1870 U.S. Census, Tennessee, Green Co., 11th Civil District, Eli Thompson household, National Archives, (Eli Thompson, 50, TN, $1100; Catherine, 37; Dutton, 16; James, 14; Wm. 13; Thomas, 11; Alexander, 8; John, 7; Jane, 5; Eli, 3; George, 1; Gilbert, 4/12 (Apr); Cazna Thompson, 59; Jane Thompson 24).
  7. [S562] "The Lineage of Eli Thompson", 1 July 1997, Karen Birkholm (Walnut, CA), to Kipp Melat (Fairfax, VA 22030), Greene Co. Deed, 38:523; Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as "Eli Thompson."
  8. [S562] "The Lineage of Eli Thompson", 1 July 1997, Karen Birkholm (Walnut, CA), to Kipp Melat (Fairfax, VA 22030), Greene Co. Deed, 40:3; Personal Files, Fairfax, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as "Eli Thompson."
  9. [S332] 1870 U.S. Census, Tennessee, Greene Co., Eli Thompson household, National Archives.
  10. [S328] 1880 U.S. Census, Kansas, Sumner Co., Sumner Tp., Eli Thompson household, National Archives.
  11. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Gentry Co., Athens Tp., Catherine Thompson household, National Archives.
  12. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Jewell Co., White Md. Tp., Dutton Thompson household, National Archives.
  13. [S329] Gravestone, Gravestone of WIlliam Thompson; read by Kipp Melat.
  14. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Gentry Co., Athens Tp., Thomas Thompson household, National Archives.
  15. [S55] 1900 U.S. Census, Kansas, Nemaha Co., Marion Tp., John Thompson household, National Archives.
  16. [S59] 1900 U.S. Census, Missouri, Gentry Co., Athens Tp., S. S. Kingsborough household, National Archives.
  17. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).