Category Archives: __2. Settlers and Migrants

Warren, Seybert, Janes, Skiff, Anderson, Harwood, Grubb, Pierce, Curtis, Sabin

Janes family: William Sr., William Jr., Michael & Willliam III

(Settlers and Migrants, Janes branch)

1.  William Janes Sr. and Mary Judd

William JANES Sr. was born in ABT 1610 in Essex,  England; died on 20 Sep 1690 in North Hampton, CT; buried in North Hampton, CT.

William JANES Sr.  married Mary JUDD in England. They had the following children: Joseph JANES (b. 1636), Elisha JANES (b. 1639), Nathaniel JANES (b. 1641), Abigail JANES (b. 1647), Ruth JANES (b. 15 Feb 1650), Jacob JANES (b. 1652), ♥ William JANES Jr. (b. 1654), Rebecca JANES (b. 1656), Jeremiah JANES (b. 1658), Ebenezer JANES (b. 1659), Jonathan JANES (b. 1661).

One or more of the children of William and Mary Janes were born in England. Before coming to America, the Janes family name was spelled, Jeannes.

William also married Hannah BROUGHTON. They had the following children: Benjamin JANES (b. 30 Sep), Samuel JANES (b. 9 Oct 1663), Hepzibah JANES (b. 13 Feb  1665), Hannah JANES (b.5 Oct 1669).

LIVELIHOOD: William was a well known teacher and voted Recorder of Lands for many years in North Hampton, CT. {Individual Source}

EVENT: On 2 Sep 1675, two of the Janes children were killed by Indians: Ebenezer, about 16 years old, and Jonathan, about 14 years old. A third son, Jacob, died almost 2 months later at age 23 years.{Individual Source}

Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner- Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.


2.  William Janes Jr. and Sarah Clark

William JANES Jr. was born in 1654; died in Nov 1726.

William JANES Jr. married Sarah CLARK in 1685. They had the following children:
♥ Michael JANES (b. 29 Sep 1686), Hester JANES (b. 21 Mar 1688), Mary JANES (b. 1692), Sarah JANES (b.20 Mar 1694), Elizabeth JANES (b.5 Nov 1695), Deborah JANES (b.9 Sep 1697).

EVENT: William’s sister, Rebecca, remained unmarried and lived with his family.

Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner- Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

Sarah CLARK, died in Oct 1738
Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner- Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.


3.  Michael Janes and  ____

Michael JANES was born on 29 Sep 1686.
Michael JANES married (name unknown). They had the following children: ♥ William JANES III (b. BEF 1733), Thomas JANES (b. 1738).

Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

wife (name unknown).


4.  William Janes III and Miss Paine

William JANES III was born in BEF 1733.

William JANES III  married PAINE (PAYNE) in ABT 1745. They had the following children: ♥ William JANES IV (b. 1746), John JANES (b. 1748), Samuel JANES (b. 1750), Thomas JANES (b. 1752), David JANES (b. 1755), Rachel JANES (b. 1757), “a daughter” JANES (b. 1759).

The William Janes III family lived near Richmond , VA  for several years, then, “The Janes family settled in 1751 on Straight Creek near Monterey”, VA.{D1}

1. History of Highland County, Virginia by Oren Frederic Morton, 1857-1926, reprinted 1969 by Regional Publishing Co., Baltimore, page 377.
Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

___ PAINE (or PAYNE, first name unknown).
Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner- Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.


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Seibert family line: Klaus, Klaus Jr., Nickel, Hans, Christopher

(Settlers and Migrants, Seibert branch)

Gen 1.  Klaus Seibert Sr. and Margaret___

Klaus SEIBERT Sr. was born in 1530 in Diedelkopf, Pfalz, Germany; died on 25 Mar 1590 in Diedelkopf,Pfalz,Germany.

Klaus SEIBERT Sr. married Margaret (last name unknown) in ABT 1559. They had the following children: Peter SEIBERT, Catherine SEIBERT, ♥ Klaus SEIBERT Jr. (b. ABT 1560), Nickel SEIBERT (b. 20 Oct 1569), Hans SEIBERT (b. 21 Dec 1571), Elizabeth SEIBERT.

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Margaret (last name unknown), died on 3 Mar 1592 in Germany.

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Gen 2.  Klaus Seibert Jr. and Else Jung

Klaus SEIBERT Jr. was born to the Klaus Seibert and Margaret (last name unknown) family in ABT 1560 in Diedelkopf, Pfalz, Germany; christened on 15 Dec 1593 in Diedelkopf, Pfalz,Germany.

Klaus SEIBERT Jr. married Else JUNG on 12 Jun 1582 in Germany.
They had the following children: ♥ Nickel SEIBERT (b. 1586), Hans SEIBERT (b.3 Sep 1592).

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Else JUNG was born in Germany.

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Gen 3.  Nickel Seibert and Mary Mayer

Nickel SEIBERT was born to the Klaus Seibert Jr. and Else Jung family in 1586 in Eitzweiler, Saar, Germany; died in 1666 in Germany.

Nickel SEIBERT married Mary MAYER in 1613. They had the following children: John SEIBERT (b. 30 Oct 1614), Abraham SEIBERT (b. 10 Nov 1616), Elizabeth SEIBERT (b. 29 Jul 1618), Sara SEIBERT (b. 9 Feb 1623), John SEIBERT (b. Oct 1631), ♥ Hans SEIBERT (b. 1639), Nickel SEIBERT (b.20 Nov 1642).

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.


Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Gen 4.  Hans Seibert and Barbara Spengler

Hans SEIBERT was born to the Nickel Seibert and Mary Mayer family in 1639 in Eitzweiler, Saar, Germany; died on 8 Mar 1694 in Eitzweiler, Saar, Germany.

Hans SEIBERT married Barbara SPENGLER on 1 Jul 1669.
They had the following children: Bernhard SEIBERT (b. 1670), Michael SEIBERT (b. 4 Jan 1674),  Barbara SEIBERT (b. 1675), ♥ Christopher Stoffel SEIBERT (b. 5 Feb 1682), Nickel SEIBERT (b. 1679), Wendel SEIBERT (b. 5 Jun 1686), Jacob SEIBERT (b. 15 Aug 1688), Mary SEIBERT, Catherine SEIBERT.

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Barbara SPENGLER was born in 1645; died on 10 Feb 1699.

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Gen 5.  Christopher Stoffel Seibert and Johanna___

Christopher Stoffel SEIBERT  was born to the Hans Seibert and Barbara Spengler family on 5 Feb 1682 in Eitzweiler, Saar, Germany; died on 28 Jul 1732 in Sotern,Saar,Germany; buried in Sotern,Saar, Germany.

Christopher Stoffel SEIBERT married Johanna (last name unknown) in ABT 1710 in Germany. They had the following children: Adam SEIBERT (b. ABT 1711), Catherine SEIBERT (b. 30 Jul 1713), Wendel SEIBERT (b. 1715), ♥ Jacob SEYBERT (b. ABT 1717).

Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.

Johanna (last name unknown), died on 28 Apr 1758 in Ft Seybert, Pendleton, WV; buried in a hilltop mass grave, old Ft Seybert, Pendleton, WV.

1. Johanna married Christopher Stoffel  SEIBERT in ABT 1710 in Germany and produced a family. When Christopher died in 1732 (at 50 yr. of age), Johanna remained single for four years while finishing to raise her children.
2. In 1736, Johanna married Henry LORENTZ in Germany. Henry is thought to have been a widower and to have brought a daughter to the family. The daughter married Nicholas Haffner in America.

In the spring of 1738, about two years after their marriage, the Seibert-Lorentz family and relations left Germany for the American colonies. Johanna landed in Philadelphia with a group that included: her second husband, Henry Lorentz; sons Jacob (about 21 yr. of age) and Wendel; daughter Catherine; Henry’s daughter; and other relatives, on 9 Sep 1738. {D1}

The families lived for about 10 years in the Tulpehocken region, in Berks County, PA.  About 1748, several in their extended family group including; Johanna and Henry Lorentz, moved to the South Branch of the Potomac, now Pendleton County, WV.  Wendel’s family remained in Pennsylvania.  In 1755, Johanna’s son, Jacob and her son-in-law, Nicholas Haffner, brought adjacent properties in the Dyer Settlement. {D2}

The 1750s were a stormy period in the American due to the French and Indian Wars. All up and down the frontier there were Indian raids, killings and kidnappings.
On 16 May 1757, while Johanna was probably in her late 60s, an Indian attack near the Dyer
Settlement led to the killing of her husband, Henry Lorentz. {D3}

Johanna was tomahawked and scalped by a Shawnee Indian war party on 28 Apr 1758 immediately after the capture of  Ft. Seybert, Pendleton, WV; her body was buried in hilltop mass grave near the killing site at old Ft Seybert, Pendleton, WV.{D4}

This genealogical line continues with the posts, 1) The Jacob Seybert Family: Coming to America and 2) The Jacob Seybert Family: Fort Seybert, then  follows daughter Margaret Seybert-Janes in, 3) William Janes IV and Margaret Seybert.

1. A Collection of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776 by Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, reprinted by Baltimore Genealogical
Publishing Co., 1965.
2. See Individual Source below.
3. History of Highland County, Virginia by Oren Frederic Morton, 1857-1926, reprinted 1969 by Regional Publishing Co., Baltimore.
4. Grave Register Pendleton County West Virginia, 1977.
Individual source: The Seiberts of Saarland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by Raymond Martin
Bell, 1982 edition, Washington, PA, 46 pages.


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Francis Albert Pierce & Lydia Amanda Sabin

(Settlers and Migrants, Pierce branch)

[Historic museum. ‘Old’ Jacksonville, Chicasaw County, IA. The only original structure is the white school house at left. The other two buildings, one a general merchandise store from the same period, were brought in for preservation in this park. The Francis A. Pierce farm was 2-1/2 miles to our left rear. My grandfather Glen Kenyon Pierce attended school here.]

* Francis Albert “John” PIERCE was born on 26 Apr 1845 in Batavia, Kane, IL; died on 23 May 1894 in Jacksonville Twp, Chickasaw, IA; buried in North Cemetery, Lawler, Chickasaw, IA.

He married Lydia Amanda SABIN on 19 Mar 1878 in Jacksonville, Chickasaw, IA. They had the following children: Francis Albert “Frank” PIERCE (b. 22 Dec 1878), Gertrude Ida “Gertie” PIERCE (b. 22 May 1882), Myrtle Eva “Myrtie” PIERCE (b. 22 May 1882), ♥ Glen Kenyon PIERCE (b. 4 Jun 1887).

In June 1870, at age 25 and while still living at home and working on his father’s farm, Francis is listed as owning $1,200 worth of real-estate.{D3}

Francis (age 32) married  Lydia Amanda Sabin (age 21), 19 Mar 1878, about 6 years after arriving in Chickasaw County,IA.{D4}

The Francis A. Pierce family birth dates listed herein were taken from their family Bible.
[During the 1970s-1990s, the Pierce family Bible was in possession of William G. Pierce, Francis Pierce’s grandson, who was inturn my uncle Bill. Upon m y ‘uncle Bill’s’ death, the large leather bound Bible was given to me, Larry, and in 2006 as I prepared to retire and move to Texas, I gave the Bible to my daughter Jane to look after and pass on to her posperity.

[Photo ca. 1920. Francis Albert and Lydia Amanda (Sabin) Pierce farm home. Picture taken from the windmill, maybe a decade after Lydia Amanda Pierce-Quaife sold the farm and moved. The house had been built in sections, growing with the Pierce family.]

1.  On 12 Nov 1874Francis received Warrantee Deed on 160 acres land from A.G. Case.{D6} He bought the land about 3.5 years before marrying Lydia.
2.  From Obituary. “John (nickname) Pierce was born on the 26th day of April 1845, at Batavia, Ill., where his early life was spent. He came to Iowa about 17 years ago (about 1870, age 25 yr.) and settled in Jacksonville Twp., Chickasaw county where he built a good home and surrounded himself with many of the comforts of life. Sixteen years ago he was united in marriage with Lydia A. Sabin, who with four children, the fruit of their union, survive him.  He came to this country from Illinois and started to build a farm out of a piece of wild prairie in Jacksonville Twp., and how well he succeeded can best be told by viewing his late home. It is a model for anyone and is a fitting example of the good sense and ability of the departed… He was by nature somewhat reticent…He was a member of the Baptist church in Jacksonville township and was a consistent and faithful Christian man….” {D1}
3.  Francis (John) Albert Pierce farm is located at NW 1/4 of Sect. 36, Twp 96, Range 18, Chickasaw County, Iowa. The 160 acres of prairie was purchased from Mr. A. G. Case with the Warrantee Deed dated 12 Nov. 1874. {D2}
4.  The property is about 2.5 miles south of old Jacksonville, on the west side of the road.{D5} In the 1980-90s Jacksonville is known as “5 Corners” and Adolph Munson Park.
The original small town is gone, but there has been interest in reviving the location with 19th century buildings, i.e.; a turn of the century General Store filled with antiques, a log cabin and the school house attended by Glen K. Pierce and the other F.A. Pierce children.{D7}
5.  A photograph of Francis’s house (taken from the windmill) taken in the early 20th century, before its demolition, shows it to have been a white, rectangular, 2 story wood frame building built on a field stone foundation. A large lean to style addition had been built, probably as a kitchen when the family grew. A long fully enclosed shed was later attached to the addition. {D7}

Francis died at home, at 2:00 A.M., Wed., 23 May 1894 after a long bout with Consumption, he was 48 years 11 months of age.

North Cemetery, Lawler, IA., Located on Benz Street, about 1 mile north of Lawler, IA.  A 6 foot + tall monument stands in the family plot providing Francis’ vital dates. Amanda is also buried next to the marker, although her name and vital dates were not inscribed on the stone after her death. Francis and Amanda’s remains are buried beneath small headstones immediately to the north side of the monument.{D7} [Drawings from photographs, by Larry Pierce, 1987, after visit to FA Pierce previous farm homestead and old Jacksonville, IA.]

1. Obituary cut from unknown newspaper during late May 1884.
2. Abstract of Title to the above described real-estate (prairie farm). Also a Memoranda as to Affidavit by Lydia Amanda (Sabin-Pierce) Quaife.
3. 1870 Federal Census, Blackberry Township,  Kane County, IL. Francis is listed in Jonathon Pierce’s household.
4. Copy of Certificate of Marriage,  Chickasaw County, IA.
5. 1892 Platt Map ofJacksonvilleTownship,Chickasaw County, IA.
6.  Affidavit by Lydia Amanda Quaife (Pierce) with copy of Abstract of Title for sale of family farm. District Court of Chickasaw county, IA, Probate Calendar No.7, Page 224.
7. Eyewitness account by great-grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994.

Lydia Amanda SABIN was born on 28 Sep 1857 in Fort Covington, Franklin, NY; died on 15 May 1931 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; buried on 17 May 1931 in Lawler, Chickasaw, IA.

She married Francis Albert “John” PIERCE on 19 Mar 1878 in Jacksonville, Chickasaw, IA.

She also married C. A. QUAIFE on 5 Jul 1908 in Chickasaw, IA.

Lydia was born at Ft. Covington, NY, on the boarder near Canada, 28 Sep 1857. When she was a little girl she came west with her parents to locate at Jacksonville, Chickasaw Co., IA. She grew to womanhood and lived her entire live, except for the last weeks, in this area.

A photograph taken of Amanda ca 1912 when she was about 55 years old shows a happy, peaceful woman. She has high cheek bones and rather thin lips that look like they’re use to smiling. Her hair, which was about 20% gray is seen combed back, possibly into a bun or curl on the back of her head. She has an oval shaped face that is attractive, friendly and alert. Her eyebrows appear full and dark. She was wearing a white blouse with a choker necklace made of what appears to be 3 bands of small pearls. Comparing her size to that of a youngster sitting on her lap it appears that Amanda was probably about 5′ 8″ tall give or take an inch.{D3}
[Photo above, Lydia Amanda (Sabin) Pierce-Quaife with a grand-daughter.]

1. Lydia was married to Francis A. Pierce (John) on 19 Mar 1877, they lived about a 2-1/2 south of Jacksonville and carved a farm out of the native prairie. After Francis death, on 23 May 1894, Lydia remained on the farm, single, while raising her children to adulthood.

[Photo: Francis Albert and Amanda (Sabin) Pierce farm property near old Jacksonville, IA. The Pierce farm buildings were in the same location as the ones show here 18 Sep 1987. Jacksonville, AKA, ‘Five Corners’ no longer exists, the closest town is Lawler, IA. Larry]

 2. When her children were grown and on their own, Amanda remarried. On 5 July 1908, she married C. A. Quaife and went with him to his farm south of Ionia, IA. Later they moved into Ionia where they remained until after the death of Mr. Quaife on 25 May 1930.  This union produced no children.

The Francis A. Pierce farm was sold in March 1911 to the neighboring, J. W. Galligan and C.C. Galligan family for $18,000 The Abstract of Title was filed 3 April 1914.{D2}

“Early in life, Lydiaunited with the Baptist church at Jacksonville and remained a member of that communion until her removal to the vicinity of Iona when she transferred her membership to the Congregational church of which she was a member at the time of her decease. She was not only a member of the church, she was constant and faithful in all its activities. Nearly all her life a teacher in the Sunday school and active in all its departments. She taught the women’s bible class in Iona for fifteen years.”{D1}

“She was ready and willing to do her part in every good work, church, red cross and whenever duty called her.”{D1}

“Following the death of her husband (Quaife) now about a year ago and even before, she began to break under the strain of care and anxiety. Failing to regain her usual health, inorder that she might have the best available care and medical attention she was brought to St. Joseph’s hospital in Sept. After a time she was taken to a sanitarium at Des Moines so that she might have the care and services of a specialist…For some time Mrs. Quaife has felt she had about reached the end of her journey…She was ready and willing to go…”{D1}

Lydia was buried next to her first husband, Francis A. Pierce in North Cemetery, Lawler, Chickasaw Co., IA. Francis’ large marker is set on the family plot. When Lydia died, 37 years after Francis, she was buried in the plot, but her name was not inscribed on the marker. Beside the marker are two small headstone with no inscription, one belongs to Amanda, the other to Francis.{D1}

1. Obituary for “Mrs. Quaife”, the article has come down the family line undated and without source; however, probably was cut from either the Lawler, Ionia or Des Moines newspaper with in a week after Lydia’s death.
2. Affidavit by Lydia Amanda Quaife (Pierce) with copy of Abstract of Title for sale of family farm.
District Court of Chickasaw county, IA, Probate Calendar No.7, Page 224.
3. Eyewitness account by great grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994.


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Edward Grubb & Mary Ann Hess; Civil War, Private

(Settlers and Migrants, Grubb  branch)

Edward GRUBB was born on 17 Jan 1830 in Virginia; died on 8 Feb 1920 in Klee, Belmont, OH; buried on 12 Feb 1920 in Key Cemetery, Key, Belmont, OH.

Edward Grubb married Mary Ann HESS on 6 Mar 1856 in Belmont, OH. They had the following children: Alma B. GRUBB (b. ABT 1857), Emma J. GRUBB (b. ABT 1859),
♥ George Everette GRUBB (b. 23 Sep 1860), Edward F. GRUBB, Clara GRUBB.

1.  On June 1860, Edward’s household was located in Pultney Township, Belmont County and consisted of himself age 29; Mary Ann, 23; Alma B., 3; Emma J., 1 year old. The families personal property is valued at $100., they were not shown owning real-estate at this time. {D1}
2.. By 6 June 1870, the household had moved and was located in Richland Township, Belmont County and consisted of Edward, age 38; Mary, 36; Annabell, 13; Emma J., 11; George, 8; Clara E.,1; also Jos (Joseph) Brimgardner, age 17, a white male “blacksmith apprentice”. The family estimated their real-estate as having a value of $550 and personal property worth  $300. Neighbors on either side of the Grubb home are listed as farmers. {D7} [Photo: Edward Grubb, 1860,  31 yo]

A Blacksmith.{D1}  “…For many years he was a blacksmith for the Old Central Ohio railroad, now the B. & O. and is probably the last surviving workman on that line in this vicinity.”{D5}

[Photo: 1906 a new railroad blacksmith shop, this would have been ‘state of the art’  and about 10 years after Edward retired.]

1864 US Army records describe Edward at, “Age 33, 5 feet 9 inches in height with a dark complexion, gray colored eyes and dark hair.” {D2} A photograph of Edward from ca 1855 at about 25 years of age shows he is combing his hair forward probably to cover thinning, which is seen on the sides of the temples. By ca 1878, at about age 48, he is rapidly becoming bald on top while maintaining hair growth around the sides. Edward was a well groomed, slender man with trimmed hair and a short mustache, which he carried for at least several decades. In the two photographs that the family has, Edward is seen well dressed in quality clothing.{D6}

On 13 May 1864, Edward enlisted as a Private in Company I, 170th Regiment Ohio National Guard Infantry at Bellair, OH. His period of enlistment was for 100 days. {D2} “…It  (the 170th Regiment) was mustered into the United States service on the 13th of May, at Bellair, OH and on the 17th it left for Washington city, but being detained by the destruction of the bridge at Harper’s Ferry, it did not reach its destination until the 22nd…On the night of 4th of July it left the defenses of Washington and proceeded to Sandy Hook, MD where it was engaged in skirmishes… the regiment took part in the advance made by General Sherman up the Shenandoah Valley…was detached and ordered to Harper’s Ferry as escort to a supply train…” The regiment was returned to Ohio and was mustered out 10 Sep 1864.{D3}

[Internet mage:  Post card of Old Soldiers Home at Sandusky, OH]

1. Wife, Mary Ann, died in 1896 leaving Edward a widower for 24 years.
2. From his obituary, “…He had resided in Belaire for many years, but for the past winter (1919-1920) had been at the Old Soldiers Home at Sandusky…”{D5}

Edward died of “Apopleay” (stroke) at 3 PM on 9 Feb 1920, age 90 years 22 days.{D4} At the time of his death, Edward was living at the home of his son Edward. F.{D5}

1.  1860 Federal Census,Pultney Township, Belmont County, OH.
2.  Military Service Branch, National Archives and Records Service, 8th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Provided the military service records of this individual.
3.  Ohio In The War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, And Soldiers by Whitelaw W. Reid, 1872, published
by Wilstach, Baldwin & Co., Cincinnati, in two volumes, page 700.
4.  Bureau of Vital Statistics, Belmont County, OH Death Certificate of Edward Grubb; signed 10 Feb 1920.
5.  Obituary of Edward Grubb from “Bellaire Daily Leader”, Bellaire, OH,10 Feb 1920 issue.
6.  Eye witness, 2 great-grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994.
7.  6 June 1870Federal Census, RichlandTownship, Belmont County,OH.

Mary Ann HESS was born on 1 Apr 1835 in Monroe County, OH; died on 6 Jun 1896 in Richland Twp, Belmont, OH.

A ca 1868 photograph of Mary Ann when she was about 33 years old shows a well dressed, but rather plain woman with deep set eyes. Her dark hair is parted in the center and has long bangs which were curled and combed to either side of her face. She appears to have been short standing perhaps 5′ to 5′ 4″.{D3}

At the time of marriage Mary Ann was at least 18 years old and residing in Belmont Co., OH.{D1}
[Photograph: Mary Ann (Hess) Grubb, 1868, 33 years old]
DEATH: Mary died of Consumption at age 60 years 2 mo.{D2}

1.  Marriage Certificate of Edward Grubb and Mary Ann Hess, dated 6 March 1856 is on file in Belmont County Probate Court, Belmont County, OH.
2.  Death Certificate from Probate Court, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, OH, Record of Deaths Vol. #3,  Page 89.
3.  Eye witness, 2 great-grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994.

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Jonathan K. Pierce & Statira W. Curtis

(Settlers and Migrants, Pierce branch)

* Jonathan K. PIERCE was born on 3 May 1819 in NY; died on 16 Mar 1874 in Batavia, Kane Co., IL; buried in East Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Kane Co., IL.

He married Statira W. CURTIS on 23 Sep 1843 in Kane Co., IL.
They had the following children: Charles E. PIERCE (b. 1843), ♥ Francis Albert “John” PIERCE (b. 26 Apr 1845), Ellen M. PIERCE (b. 1847).

He also married Cordelia M. CURTIS on 4 Apr 1848 in Batavia, Kane Co., IL.
They had the following children: George K. PIERCE (b. 1851), Ida V. PIERCE (b. ABT 1 Jul 1856), Joseph J. PIERCE (b. 1859), Ira J. PIERCE (b. 1860), Louis PIERCE (b. 1864), Mary E. PIERCE (b. 1867).

Historical Note:  Between 1837 and 1843 the nation was in a 7 year depression. During the 1830s unsound banking practices, overly ambitious infrastructure investment (railroads, canals, etc.) and rampant real estate speculation paved the way for the Panic of 1837. Economic devastation followed in a crisis of major proportions. Stocks crashed. Urban food riots erupted. Stores and warehouses were looted, and banks ceased to honor their notes. Many railroads were simply abandoned. By all accounts it was among the worst economic periods ever, rivaling the 1930s.{D8}

LIVELIHOOD: Jonathan was a mid 1800s farmer.{D6, D7}

Land Purchases: All purchases made when Johnathan was between 22-32 years of age, as follows;
1.  21 May 1841, 160 acres at SE 1/4, Section 19, Twp 39N, Range 07E, Meridian 3, Kane County, IL. The land cost $200.00 or $1.25/ acre. This property is located about 2.5 miles west of Batavia on Main Street. Note: The following properties are located about 1 mile west of the former, most are joining on a
north south axis. A panorama series of photographs were taken out across this slightly sloping land in the late 1980s. It is a very pretty, scenic piece of  property, see drawing and description in my handwritten journals.
2.  24 Feb 1843, 80 acres at E2SW, Section 24, Twp 39N, Range 07E, Meridian 3, Kane County, IL. The land cost $100.00 or $1.25/ acre.
3.  20 April 1844, 80 acres at W2SW, Section 24, Twp 39N, Range 07E, Meridian 3, Kane County, IL. Cost $100.00 or $1.25/acre.
4.  20 April 1844, 80 acres at W2NW, Section 24, Twp 39N, Range 07E, Meridian 3, Kane County, IL. Cost $100.00 or $1.25/acre.
5.  31 May 1845, 40 acres, at NENE, Section 26, Twp 39N, Range 07E, Meridian 3, Kane County, IL. The property was obtained under a Land Grant signed by U.S. President James K. Polk giving the property to Jonathan K. Pierce and his heirs, and dated 1 Feb 1846. The land grant document  is written on sheepskin and in 1993 is in possession of Larry F. Pierce.
6.  26 May 1851, 80 acres, at W2NW, Section 25, Twp 39N, Range 07E, Meridian 3, Kane County, IL. Cost $100.00 or $1.25/acre.
Note: Most of the afore mentioned land purchases were made with Quit Claim Deeds.{D3}

[Photo taken Sept 1989. Looking in a 90 degree panorama across one parcel of acreage owned by Johnathan K. Pierce in the 1840s, rural Batavia, Kane Co. IL. Batavia is east down the road at extreme left. Road at extreme right goes south.]

1.  Married Statira W. Curtis, producing 3 children including my ancestor (paternal Great grandfather)  Francis Albert Pierce. Statira died in 1847 or early 1848 at about 23 years of age.
2. On 5 April 1848(age 28) he married Statira’s younger sister Cordelia (age 19), at a Justice of the Peace {D5}, their family produced another six children. Cordelia raised not only her own children, but the three produced by her sister, Statira, before her untimely death.
My paternal great grandfather Francis Albert Pierce reached adulthood and moved to  Jacksonville, IA.

HOME:  Jonathan K. Pierce lived most of his adult life in Blackberry Twp., about 1.5 miles west of Batavia, Kane County, IL.

In 1860 the members of the Pierce household were: Jonathan, age 40 years; wife Cordelia, 30; Charles A.,17; Francis A., 14; Ellen, 13; George, 11; Ida, 4; Joseph J., (?); Babson Eldrich, 20 a field hand. At this time Jonathan estimates his real-estate to have a $14,000 value and his personal property to be valued at $2500. {D6}

By 1870 Jonathan evaluates his real-estate at $22,320 and his personal property worth $3000. Persons listed in the household are Jonathan, Cordelia, and children:  Francis; Ella; George; Ida; Ira; Louis; Mary; also (?) Anna, a domestic servant from Sweden.{D7} [Internet image above is a Birds eye view of Batavia, IL, 1869.]

EVENT: On 24 Dec 1870, Jonathan signed a marriage affidavit stating that his daughter Ellen M. Pierce was 18 years old and could legally join in marriage with Mr. Charles Snook, age 26 years.  Daughter, Ellen, and Charles Snook were married the next day, 25 Dec 1870.{D2}

BURIAL: Jonathan is buried in the family plot (Lot #53) in the old North Section of East Batavia Cemetery along with second wife Cordelia (Curtis) and daughter Ida J.
Our ancestor, G-grandmother Statira’s (Curtis) Pierce’s resting place is at unknown location in Blackberry Twsp, Kane Cnty.

In an adjoining family plot (Lot #48) are buried George Pierce b 1814, d 1865; wife Elvira b 1819, d 1908;  their son Charles, b 1848, d 1909; Charles wife, Emma, b 1842, d 1908. We have not been able to tie Jonathan and George together, but I wonder if they may have been brothers. {D4}

1. Original Land Grant, on sheepskin, signed by President James K. Polk and dated 1 Feb 1846, is in
stewardship of the Larry F. Pierce family, 1991.
2. State of Illinois Vital Records, Marriage Affidavit from Kane Co. for marriage of Ellen M. Pierce to Charles Snook.
3. State of Illinois, Archives Division Public Domain Sales Land Tract Record Listings, page 12814. Information from Archives Vol. 684, pages 073, 197, 198.
4. Vital statistics taken from the family marker in East Batavia Cemetery,  Batavia, IL  by LFP in 1989.
5. Marriage Record of Cordelia Curtis and Johnathan K. Pierce, a Certified Copy of Vital Record, County Clerk, Kane County, Geneva, IL.
6. 1860 Federal Census of Blackberry Township, Kane County, IL,  See “dwelling house” no. 4073.
7. 1870 Federal Census of BlackberryTownship,Kane County,IL.
8. The Wall Street Waltz © 1897 by Kenneth Fisher, Contemporary Books.


Statira W. CURTIS was born in ABT 1825 in NY; died in BEF 1848 in Batavia, Kane, IL; buried in Blackberry Township, Kane,IL.

TRAVEL: Statira, her younger sister Cordelia and brothers came to Batavia with their parents from New York, in 1835.{D2}

EDUCATION: “When Mrs. Pierce and her family came to this place there were only a few buildings in the vicinity of Batavia and her first years of school were spent when school was held in the homes of the people.”{D2}

MARRIAGE: Statira Curtis (about 18) and prospective husband, Jonathan K. Pierce (age 24) received  permission from the State of Illinois to marry on 23 Sep 1843.{D1}

DEATH: Statira died in 1847 or early 1848 at about 23 years of age, possibly from complications arising from the birth of her daughter, Ellen. Her grave was not located in the East Batavia Cemetery. It is thought she may have been buried at an old rural cemetery west of Batavia.

1.  Marriage Registration, Certification of Vital Records Form, County Clerk, Kane County, Geneva, IL.
2.  Obituary of Cordelia Curtis Pierce, sister of ancestor Statira W. Curtis Pierce, from the 20 October 1904 issue of the Batavia Hearld newspaper, the article begins stating; “Pioneer Woman Passes Away- Mrs. Cordelia M. Curtis Pierce, one of the oldest residents of Kane County, Died Thursday, Oct 13, 1904…” See following- article about Jonathan’s 2nd wife, sister of ancestor Statira:

Batavia (Illinois) Chronicle, Oct. 20, 1904
“Pioneer Woman Passes Away Mrs. Cordelia M. Curtis Pierce, one of the oldest resident of Kane County, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 1904, at the home of her son, Ira J. Pierce of 171 Elm St. The funeral was held at the home Saturday afternoon, at 1:30 o’clock. Interment in East Batavia cemetery.

Mrs. Pierce was born in New York, April 29, 1829, and at the age of six years came to Batavia where she has since resided with the exception of a few years spent with a daughter in South Dakota. When Mrs. Pierce and her family came to this place there were only a few buildings in the vicinity of Batavia and her first years of school were spent when school was held in the homes of the people.

When nineteen years of age she was married to Jonathan Pierce of Blackberry. Of this marriage eight children were born, of whom four survive her. They are: Mrs. Ellen M. Snook, of Pomona, California; Louis Pierce, Sherman, California; George K. and Ira J. Pierce of this city. During the last year she has been living at the home of her son Ira J. Pierce.”

16 June 1989, Friday, Our family makes “A 150 Year Tour of the Midwestern United States’
Exerpts from my autobiography:
“The itinerary for our vacation included visits to the following:
1) The farm originally settled by my 2-Great grandfather, Jonathan Kane Pierce, ca 1840 near Batavia, Illinois.
2) The Clarence Avenue apartment in Berwyn, Illinois, here I lived until mid-kindergarten.
3) Farms and graves of both my grandparents: Pearl Shafer and Alma Delight Kellogg in Hartford, Michigan  the retirement farm of Glen K. Pierce and Elsie Grubb near Coloma, and their graves in Lawton,Michigan.
4) The Spring Valley, Ohio farm originally settled from the wilderness by my 4-Great grandfather Capt.
John Anderson and home to both his son 3-Great grandfather Pvt. James Anderson and 2-Great grandfather Pvt. Harmon Anderson[1] .

“We were filled with excitement and nervousness for several days before vacation started.
Donna was working long hours in an attempt to put in her forty hour work week early and have more time for vacation. I was at home packing, getting ahead on my lawn mowing, doing some shopping in town and preparing everything for our journey. Plans were made with a neighbor to stop by our house every few days to check the dogs food, and water the house plants. We called the Post Office to have mail delivery stopped until we returned.

On Thursday June 15, Donna went to work early to put in a short, half day’s work. While she was gone, I did the last minute chores of emptying the garbage, washing the last of the dishes, moving all the houseplants onto the sunny kitchen table and watering them…

Donna arrived home around 1PM. No sooner did she park the car, when I began carrying out our suitcases and loading them in. Donna hurriedly changed clothes, while I packed the car. As soon as she was changed, we took a last minute ‘walk through’ the house  inspecting appliances, windows, thermostat and door locks. We climbed in the car, said ‘Good bye’ to the dogs, and at 1:44 PM drove off down the driveway on vacation.

That evening after driving one hundred eighty miles we stopped at Pizza Hut  restaurant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
We were both quite tired, having only slept about six hours on each of the previous two nights. After supper we drove another eighty two miles to Tomah, Wisconsin and rented a room at the Rest Well Motel, cost $31.50.

We toted our bags into the room, washed up, changed into our bed clothes and hopped into bed together to watch television. Donna and I shared a canned mixed drink, while Jane ate several Oreo cookies. After a few minutes, I noticed the girls had become very still. Quietly, so not to disturb anyone, I turned off the TV and a small night stand lamp beside the bed. Neither Donna or Jane responded as I wished them a soft, ‘Good Night’. My head dropped back into the pillow…and suddenly it was 3:45 AM.

The family awoke Friday morning with ‘road fever,’ we were rearing to go. Everyone cleaned up and we reloaded our suitcases in the car and before long were back on the road.
As we sped through the  countryside that early morning, the air was chilly and invigorating. The sky was darkly overcast and every now and again we encountered a sprinkle. Listening to the car radio we heard a news report say, that the entire Midwest was experiencing lower than normal temperatures. During the night, Rochester, Minnesota had set a record low temperature for the date with 41°F.

Jonathan Pierce at East Batavia Cemetery
Arriving in Batavia, Illinois late Friday morning, we found the well kept and freshly mown, East Batavia Cemetery on Washington Street.
We located the burial site of Jonathan K. Pierce, my 2-Great grandfather,  on the northern side of the cemetery in the shade of two large, old overhanging Oak trees. In the center of the family plot
stood a six and a half foot high, gray granite monument with family member names and vital dates inscribed.
•  Jonathan first married Statira Curtis who died shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Ellen.
•  After Statira’s death, Jonathan married her younger sister, Cordelia (Curtis) and had a family by her. It was this latter family whose members were buried here.  We chalked and photographed the monument.

While Donna and Jane walked around the cemetery looking for other’s with the Pierce family name, I sat on a nearby gravestone looking about.
It was a windy, chilly day. The sky was mostly cloudy, with small patches of blue, here and there, showing through the gray. From about one hundred fifty feet behind me, I could hear the sounds of busy traffic passing on Washington Street.

Returning my attention to Jonathan’s headstone, I contemplatively asked of our combined nature’s, ‘Who were you, that I am?

My answer was confusion and uncertainty. The generations between Jonathan and myself are not many, yet Jonathan is dissolved to only six percent of myself. His distance in time and family memory have clouded and obscured that past nature. We were unable to identify Jonathan  amongst us, he is quiet and unspeaking amongst our many parts. So, there I sat, like an orphan, without a sense of his identity.
A while later, realizing it was time to leave, I felt tears trying to well up in my eyes. I walked the few paces to Jonathan’s headstone and bent to touch the rock and prayed the words, ‘I love you.’ [2]

Jonathan’s land grant
After lunch at a local restaurant, we drove west out of Batavia  on Main Street. About four miles west of town we found the property that was claimed by Jonathan in May 1845 and officially patented to him by President Polk on February 1, 1846. Driving one and a half miles back toward Batavia through the slightly rolling terrain, we stopped at the first property Jonathan bought. This one hundred sixty acre tract, bought on May 21, 1841 was possibly the site of his first home in Illinois.
The beautiful property set in the southeast corner of Main Street and Nelson Road. A slight hill in that corner sloped down toward the south only to rise again. In the low area could be seen a several acre swamp and a pond. In the south east there lay a forty acre woodland. Donna and I agreed, Jonathan had at the age of twenty two years, purchased a nice and picturesque piece of real-estate.

In a moment of reflection I could see certain similarities between the topography of this property, his son Francis’s prairie farm in Iowa, his son Glen’s retirement farm in Michigan and my own property in Minnesota.
It was as though we had all selected property from a shared internal model or concept,  variations in our immediate environment had brought about slight deviations from that unseen ideal.  Before leaving, I picked up a small piece of limestone from the soil to keep as a memento.

What was it that Chief Seattle said in 1854? “…Even the rocks, which seem to be dumb and dead as they swelter in the sun along the silent shore, thrill with memories of stirring events connected with the lives of my people, and the very dust upon which you now stand responds more lovingly to their footsteps than yours, because it is rich with the blood of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch…”

1]  Lt. John Anderson (American Revolution, wintered at Valley Forge), his son  Pvt. James Anderson (served in the War of 1812 helping construct a block house), his son Pvt. Harmon Anderson (Volunteer, Union regimental nurse, captured at The Battle of the Wilderness.)
[2]  The term ‘prayed’ was used here to denote a difference from the commonly used ‘said’. ‘Said’ being the proper term for having simply spoken. ‘Prayed’ referring to a transdimensional communication.
‘Prayed,’ as referring to a feeling of resonance between portions of my past, or future, and present identities. Word-sendiments spoken in a prayerful state reach deeper than merely spoken words.

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George Grubb and Anna Flora Anderson

(Settlers and Migrants, Grubb and Anderson branches)

* George Everette GRUBB was born on 23 Sep 1860 in Bellaire, Belmont, OH; died on 6 Jun 1938 in Grand Junction, Greene, IA; buried on 9 Jun 1938 in Junction Cemetery, Grand Junction, Greene, IA.

He married Anna Flora “Annie” ANDERSON on 13 May 1884 in Adel, Dallas, IA. They had the following children: Edward H. GRUBB (b. 2 Dec 1884), George W. GRUBB (b. 26 Aug 1887), ♥ Elsie GRUBB (b. 3 Oct 1889),William M. GRUBB (b. 5 Nov 1896).

He previously married Ella May MCMILLAN; divorced.

BIRTH: George Everett Grubb, son of Edward and Mary Grubb, was born on a farm near Bellaire, in Belmont Co., Ohio, on 23 Sep 1860. {D2}{D8}
[Photo at left: George E. Grubb, 1878, 18 yo]

EDUCATION: On 30 Sep 1881, age 21 years, George Grubb, of Key, OH, paid $45.00 to the Oberlin Telegraph Co. of Oberlin, OH. for “a full and complete course in Practical and Theoretical Telegraphy.” A written agreement with Oberlin Telegraph states; “…We do hereby guarantee to procure for said Grubb a situation on the completion of his studies with us at a salary not less than Forty Dollars per month or refund him the money paid us to learn the business.” {D5} Oberlin, OH is about 20 miles SW of Cleveland, and about 90 NE of Bellaire, OH. Key is about 10 miles south of Bellaire. See Edward Grubb “General Notes”.

TRAVEL: After spending his boyhood in Ohio, George traveled to Iowa securing employment with the Wabash railroad.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: George was of “average height”. Had blue eyes as did most of his children. Had red hair in his younger years but was bald in later life. “Always thought he resembled Dwight Eisenhower – Dutch looking…”{D9} Photographic comparisons between George and his father, Edward, make it appear that George stood about 6′ 1” tall. Also, like his father, George had a tendency toward baldness, particularly on the top of his head. Photographs taken during his late teens and again in his sixties show he had and maintained a slender build.{D11}

CHARACTER: “Grandpa was a wonderful gardener…Believe fruits were a specialty of his-many cherry trees-also pears-strawberries-raspberries, etc. George seems to have been of pretty even character, he is remembered as being less religious than Annie and somewhat easy to anger. Otherwise he was honest, trustworthy, organized, didn’t smoke and always appeared to be busy.{D9} George “had a real temper”.{D10}

1. The marriage register in Dallas Co. shows George was married to an, “unnamed” woman prior to wedding Anna Anderson. This other woman was Ella May McMillan. {D3, D8}
2. On 13 May 1884 he was married to Anna Flora Anderson-Marsh, to this union were born three sons and one daughter.

1. At the time of his marriage to Anna in 1884, George was the railroad Station Agent at Adell, IA.{D3} He spent about half of his working life employed by the railroad as a station agent and telegrapher.
2. During the 15 years extending from 1893 to 1908 George was the proprietor of a grocery store at Ogden, IA.{D2} On 6 June 1900 George is listed as having the occupation of, “Gen Merchan”. Living in this household are George, 38; Anna F., 37; Edward H., 15; George W., 12; Elsie, 10; and William M., 3.{D6}
3. In 1911 the family moved to Grand Junction where George took employment with the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. He worked as a station Agent and Telegraph operator in the depot and control tower.
3. In the spring of 1933 while living Grand Junction, IA, he retired from his position and was privileged to spend the remaining years of his life working in his gardens with the living, growing things that he had always loved so much”.{D2}

[Photograph ca 1915, front steps of George and Anna’s house in Grand Junction, IA: Top row L>R: Edward Grubb (30), Elsie (Grubb) Pierce (25), George Everette Grubb (54).
Middle row L>R: Marie (Heggi) Grubb- Edwards wife, her daughter Margaret*(~4), Anna Flora (Anderson) Grubb (52) is holding baby William Glenn Pierce (my uncle Bill), Glenn Kenyon Pierce** husband of Elsie (Grubb) (27). In front: Dorothy Grubb(~6)***
* I met Margaret some 74 years later, in 1989, when she had become an elderly woman.
** Glen Kenyon Pierce and Elsie Grubb were my paternal grandparents.
*** Dorothy grew up, married Mr. Wayne Mount; she was my 5th grade math teacher in Tucson, AZ.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Grand Junction got its name from the intersection of the Cedar Rapids & Missouri Railway and a north-south railroad from Keokuk to Fort Dodge, IA. Just before the turn of the 20th Century, Grand Junction was a bustling commercial town with a population of about 1000, one-third of which depended for support on the railroad. By the late 1980s it was a slowly dying entity; its earlier primary businesses, a brickyard, lumberyard and the railroad yard, no longer providing much employment for the community.{D7}

DEATH: George died at home (in Grand Junction) about 6:20 PM, on 6 June 1938, at age 77 years, 8 months and 14 days.{D2} The primary cause of death was a “Coronary embolism”.{D4}

1. Daughter, Elsie Grubb birth certificate.
2. Obituary of George E. Grubb, The Grand Junction Globe, Grand Junction, IA., Thursday 9 June 1938, front page.
3. Dallas County Marriage Register I, Dallas County, IA.
4. Copy of George E. Grubb, Death Certificate.
5. Certificate of Agreement with Oberlin Telegraph Company, #153, original document residing with Larry F. Pierce family in 1991.
6. 1900 Federal Census, Ogden, Boone County, IA, also gives the month of birth of each individual. Establishes that their 3rd born child, a female, was Elsie Grubb.
7. Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa 1907 by E.B. Stillman, published by the S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., page 154.
8. Certificate of Death; Grand Junction, Greene County, IA.
9. Recollections of grand-daughter, Doris Grubb Hughes, 1987.
10. Recollections of daughter, Elsie Grubb-Pierce, 1965.
11. Eye witness account by great-grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994.
12.The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.

* Anna Flora “Annie” ANDERSON was born on 6 Jun 1862 in South Charleston, Clark, OH; died on 30 Dec 1950 in Grand Junction, Greene, IA; buried on 2 Jan 1951 in Junction Cemetery, Grand Junction, Greene, IA.

She previously married Dwight Wellington MARSH on 24 Sep 1878 in Greenbriar Twp, Greene, IA; divorced. They had the following children: Katie May MARSH (b. 16 Jun 1879).

NAME: Anna Flora’s nickname was “Annie”.

[Photo left: Anna F. Anderson, 12 yo, 1874)

TRAVEL: At about 7 years of age Anna and her older siblings move with their parents from Ohio to Greene Co. Iowa. “It was told to me that Grandmother (Anna Flora) while still a young girl traveled in a covered wagon with her parents and brothers and sisters…The Anderson’s settled in Greene County, near Scranton; and Grandmother never moved very far from there…”{D8} The rest of Anna’s 88 year life was spent living in Greene and Boone County, IA.{D9}
During the 1930s Annie and her sister “Lib” (Elizabeth Jane Rundberg) took the train to visit their sister “Lil” (Lillian May Dunham) at her home in California.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: She was a very small dainty, soft-spoken woman. {D8} “Grandma was tiny – 4′ 10. Most of her children inclined to be short, rather than tall… She had big beautiful brown eyes and skin…Understand she grayed very early around 30 yr. I think.”{D11}

CHARACTER: “I have heard though, that she (Annie) could be quite ill-tempered with Grandpa (George). One story I heard, tells that Grandma chased Grandpa out of the house for three days. He stayed at a friend’s house, but each day he would return home, take care of the furnace, and leave the necessary groceries in the kitchen.{D8} Annie loved working with her English flower bed and potted plants, raising African Violets and feeding the birds. She was characterized as being easy to talk to and easy to get along with; neat in both habit and dress. Her house was always immaculate and she enjoyed decorating. She was creative and religious. The homes bookcase was filled with books (Arabian Nights, Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales, etc.} and magazines. One large, built-in book-case in the living room was filled with many games.{D11}
“Bill (youngest son) had polio as a lad. She faithfully traveled with him to Des Moines by train, every week for therapy on the bad leg. Of course with Grandpa, the telegrapher and Station Agent saw they had railroad passes. His leg remained weak and he limped some, but was never crippled and I’d like to think Grandma bent every effort to this result.”{D11}
[Photo above: Anna F. Anderson, ca 1880, 18 yo]

HOME: Arriving in Greene County, IA the Harmon Anderson family bought a farm five miles south of Jefferson, it was here that the Anderson children grew up.

EDUCATION: Annie, her brothers and sisters, in their early years attended school at a rural school-house located about 3/8 mile west of their farm home. In 1989 all that remains of the old school is a steel well pump sticking up from the ground in a corn field.
The William G. Pierce family has a 3 1/2 by 5″ card with a picture of a girl and a boy reading. Below the picture is printed “Awarded To” and written in ink is “Anna F. Anderson”. The name of the teacher at the small school was Susie C. Anderson. Years later, Elsie Grubb, Anna’s daughter wrote on the back of the card, “Grandma was a little girl when she got this.”

1. On 20 Sep 1878, Anna’s father, Harmon Anderson, gave his verbal consent to her marriage application. Anna’s first marriage was to Dwight W. Marsh on 24 Sep 1878.{D1} Dwight lived on a farm with his parents, about 3/4 miles NNW of the Anderson farm, near Scranton, Greene Co., IA. {D2} He was the son of Richard Marlin Marsh and Celestia Mary Phillips. When they were married, Anna was 16 years 4 months of age, Dwight was 21 years 7 months. Their only child, Katie May Marsh was born on 16 June 1879, 7 3/4 months after the couples marriage. The wedding ceremony was performed by Baptist pastor, J. H. Delano in Greenbrier Twp., Greene Co., IA.{D1} On 4 June 1880 Dwight was listed as a “grocer”; Anne is at home “keeping house” with infant daughter, Katie.{D3} When Anna and Dwight were separated, Anna left home alone. Katie stayed in Jefferson with her father. Anna moved to Baynard, Gutherie Co., IA., about 23 miles SE of Jefferson, possibly to live with relatives. A Divorce Decree was not located in Greene Co., but may exist in Guthrie or Dalles Counties.

2. Anna (age 21) and George Grubb (age 22) were married 13 May 1884 by Levi Diddy, Justice of the Peace in Adel, Dallas Co., IA. When married, George Grubb was railroad Station Agent in Adel, IA, Anna was a resident of Baynard, IA.{D10} Nettie Diddy and Mrs. S.C. Anderson were witnesses to the ceremony. It is interesting to note that Mrs. S. C. Anderson may have been “Susie C. Anderson”, Anna’s school teacher from the small country school located just beyond the western edge of the Harmon Anderson farm.{D4}{D8} This was the second marriage for both Anna and George.

1. Soon after their marriage the “newly weds” moved to Denison, Crawford Co., IA, where Edward, their first child was soon born. To give Edward and “honorable conception” and then for the remainder of their lives, George and Anna cited the date of their wedding as 1883. This can be seen in Anna’s obituary. {D5}
2. Five years later, in October 1889, when daughter Elsie was born, the family was living upstairs, above the railroad station in Maple River Junction, Carrol Co., IA. George was transferred to Ogden, IA. where for a time, he was Station Agent.
3. From 1893 to 1908 the family owned and operated a grocery store in Ogden, IA.
4. In 1911 the middle-aged couple moved to Grand Junction and built a large two-story house on Rail Road Ave. Grand Junction was a quiet little town with a large railroad yard and was located on the important Lincoln Highway.
5. From accounts given by their grandchildren, George and Anna had a lovely large lawn, many beautiful flower beds and a substantial garden. They owned a two-story white frame house, and raised chickens. They lived in this house until their deaths.{D8}

EVENT: During 1908, Anna spent the school year chaperoning daughter Elsie while she attended college in Des Moines. During this time Anna’s mother, Margaret Horney-Anderson died, in Scranton, IA.{Margaret Horney-Anderson obituary}{D9}

EVENT: Although Anna was a small, dainty, soft spoken woman, it is said that she could be quite ill tempered with George. One story that has come down tells that she chased him out of the house for three days. George stayed at a friends house, but each day returned home to take care of the furnace and leave the necessary groceries in the kitchen.{D8}
RELIGION: Anna joined the Presbyterian Church in 1912 and was a faithful member. She was active for many years in the Women’s Missionary Society and Willing Workers Group, always taking an active part. {D5}

ORGANIZATIONS: She belonged to and enjoyed entertaining a Quilting club. She was an expert needlewoman and made elaborate quilts for most of her adult grandchildren.

EVENT: On 6 Jun 1938, George, her 77-year-old husband died. Anna remained alive and a widow for another 12 years.

WILL: On 25 Jul 1938, about 1 1/2 months after George’s death, Anna (76) makes out her Will, to wit: I give to my daughter Katie May Wood the sum of $5.00; I give to my daughter, Elsie Pierce, 4 shares of AT&T stock and sufficient money to make the sum of $ 800.00; all the remainder of my estate I bequeath in equal shares to my four children – Edward, George, Elsie and William. The preceding was an abbreviated and paraphrased rendition of the Will.{D7}

[Photo right: Anna F. (Anderson) Grubb age 85 yo , 1947)

DEATH: 30 Dec 1950, Anna died at her Grand Junction home at 88 years, 6 months and 24 days of age of “Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease and Hypertension”{D12} Anna was survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

BURIAL: Anna Flora and husband George are buried side by side in the Junction Cemetery, Highway E53, west out of Grand Junction, IA. Their marker, located on the extreme east side of the cemetery is inscribed: “GRUBB Anna F. 1862 – 1950 George E. 1860 – 1938”.

1. Application for and Certification of Marriage; Clerk of Circuit Court, Greene County, IA.
2. 1896 Plat Map of Greenbrier Twp, Greene Co., OH. Map shows the Clark Graven farm, a 240 acre parcel that was previously owned by the Harmon Anderson family.
3. 1880 Federal Census for Jefferson, Greene County, IA., photocopied from microfilm.
4. Dallas County Marriage Register 1, Dallas Co., IA. record is on microfilm.
5. Obituary of Anna Flora Grubb; Jefferson Bee, Tuesday 9 Jan 1951, p. 2.
6. See Reference 1, The Anderson Story.
7. Last Will and Testament of Anna F. Grubb, Greene Co., IA., Will Book 8, page 258, Probate #4968.
8. “Memories of my Grandparents” by William Glen Pierce, grandson of Anna and George Grubb.
9. Family recollections.
10. Dalles County Marriage Register 1, page 50.; Dalles County, IA.
11. Recollections of grand daughter, Doris Grubb Hughes, 1987.
12. Certificate of Death, State File Number 37-1-183; Greene County Clerk, Greene County, IA. Establishes the parents of Anna Flora Grubb as Harmon Anderson and Margaret Horney.

Individual source: The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.


By William G. Pierce (grandson)

“My maternal grandmother, Anna Flora Anderson Grubb, was born 6 June, 1862 and died 30 December 1950. Her parents were Harmon Anderson and Margaret Hornet Anderson.
My grandfather, George E. Grubb was born 23 September 1860 and died 5 June 1938. His parents were Edward Grubb and Mary Ann Hess Grubb. Grandfather and Grandmother were married in Sept, 1881. George was Anna’s second husband; and as we have recently learned, Anna was George’s second wife. They had four children, of which my mother, Elsie, was second youngest and the only girl.
It was told to me that Grandmother, while still a young girl, traveled in a covered wagon with her parents and brothers and sisters. They must have come from Greene County, Ohio, where she was born to Greene County, Iowa. The Anderson’s settled in Greene County, near Scranton; and Grandmother never moved very far from there, since she and grandfather spent the rest of their lives just a few miles from Grand Junction.
Grand Junction is a quiet little town on what was then the Lincoln Highway. They owned a two-story white frame house with a nice grass lawn. I vaguely remember that they kept chickens. Their youngest son never left Grand Junction, while their other two sons moved to adjacent towns. It was only the daughter, my mother, who married and moved to another state. Grandpa was a telegrapher on the railroad that ran through town.
I have, given to me by my mother, a small 3-1/2 x 5 inch card with a picture of a boy and girl reading, and below the picture is printed “Awarded to” and written in ink “Anna F. Anderson”. The teacher’s name, interestingly, was Susie C. Anderson. On the reverse of the card, also written in ink, are my mother’s words, “(Your) Grandma was a little girl when she got this.”
Grandmother was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was active in the Women’s Missionary Society and Willing Workers group. She was a very small dainty, soft-spoken woman. I have heard, though, that she could be quite ill-tempered with Grandpa. One story I heard tells that Grandma chased Grandpa out of the house for three days. He stayed at a friend’s house, but each day he would return home, take care of the furnace, and leave the necessary groceries in the kitchen. I have no way of knowing whether that story is true or not.
We learned that Grandpa Grubb’s middle name was “Everette” and that he had been married once before-to Ella May McMillan. His parents were Edward Grubb and Mary Ann Hess. They were from Belmont City, Ohio, not from Pennsylvania as we had supposed. Grandpa used to say he was Pennsylvania Dutch (maybe on the maternal line?) Grandfather’s grandparents, Ebenezer Grubb and Lucy Dunaway, moved to Ohio from Virginia.”

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John Anderson & Elizabeth Horney: Capt. Infantry, American Revolution

(Settlers and migrants)

* John ANDERSON was born in Baltimore, MD; died in 1816 in Spring Valley, Greene, OH; buried in an unknown location on the family farm, Spring Valley, Greene Co., OH.

He married Elizabeth HORNEY in 1774. They had the following children: John Horney ANDERSON, Lydia ANDERSON, Esther ANDERSON (b. ABT 1776), Rhoda ANDERSON (b. 1784), ♥ James ANDERSON (b. 3 Nov 1786).

MARRIAGE: Aug 1775, John Anderson married Elizabeth Horney in Caroline Co., MD. {D6}

1. 7 Mar 1776,  John Anderson was 1st Lieutenant in the 5th VA Regiment of Foot on the Continental Line, in Capt. Richard C. Anderson’s Company, commanded by Colonel Josiah Parker.{D1}{D7}
2. Mar 1776,  John received the Rate of Officers Pay for one month of service, $27.00 (£8.2.)
3. 24 Dec 1776,   Richard C. Anderson’s Company, with 1st Lt. John Anderson, is sent across the Delaware River ahead of Washington’s Army “on a scout” with orders to find the enemy. At 6:00 PM on Christmas eve, Anderson’s Company encountered a picket of 15 Hessien mercenaries on Pennington Road just north of Trenton. They fired a volley into the mercenaries, wounding six. Then, hearing the long roll beating and the town in a uproar, Capt. Anderson marched back toward Johnson Ferry…”{D4}
4. On 12 Aug 1777,  John was promoted to the rank of Captain.{D1}
5. May 1778,  Pay records show John at Valley Forge, PA. During this time, again as a 1st Lt., John was in Capt. Andrew Russel’s Co. of the 5th Virginia Regiment of Foot, under Col. Parker and in Brigadier General Peter Muhlenberg’s Brigade.{D1}{D7}
6. Jun 1778,  He is given his own Company in the 5th VA Regt.{D7} The 1 Sep 1778 Muster Roll at White Plains, NY shows John in command of the 4th Company. 14 Sep 1778 he is transferred to the 3rd VA Reg. of the Continental Line.{D1}
7. 1 Oct 1778,  Muster Roll shows John at West Point, NY.{D7} In Nov 1778, he is still at West Point, but by 15 Dec 1778, he has been moved back to White Plains. On 13 Jan 1779, John is listed as Capt. of the 8th Company, but is currently “sick and absent at Scotch Plain”.{D7}
8. Apr 1779 He is stationed at Middlebrook.{D7}
9. May-Aug 1779,  “On furlough in Virginia” {D7}
10. Oct-Nov 1779,  “On furlough in Virginia. In Jan 1781 he is transferred to the 5th VA Reg. of the Continental Line.{D1}
11. On 1 Jan 1783, John was Mustered out of military service. On 2 Feb 1784, John was awarded 4666 acres land by Virginia Military Warrant #2367 for seven years military service.{D2}{D3}

EVENT: John Anderson is listed as “Only heir of Benjamin Anderson, desceased”.
He is given land in the Virginia Military District by Warrant #5745 for “10 months plus 7 years” service, rank Captain.{D5}

HISTORICAL NOTE: The first white settlement in Ohio was built in 1788. During the next few years other small villages sprang up, particularly in the south in the Virginia Military District. The Virginia Military District was a large tract of Ohio Territory, that existed between the Scioto and Miami Rivers. Many of the settlers were Revolutionary War veterans who received pay from the Continental Congress in the form of Land Warrants. Many of the settlers came from Virginia and Kentucky.

TRAVEL: John, wife Elizabeth and children removed to OH in 1801.{D8}

HOME: The property John Anderson purchased was located in Military Survey #2425. {D9} The survey contained 400 acres on the waters of Caesar’s Creek. The original owner was John Gibson. As per deed: on 25 Oct 1805 William Stanfield made an agreement with John Gibson to purchase the land and paid $200.00 down. Stanfield was to pay the additional sum of $500.00 before 1 Nov 1807. During that time John Gibson died in Prince William County, VA and his executors sold the land to John Anderson, because William Stanfield had assigned the agreement to John Anderson. John paid William Stanfield $500.00 for the 400 acres, but there is no way to know if Stanfield was ever reimbursed for his original $200.00 down payment. Stanfield had already bought 733 acres for $1450 in Survey #2426 from Alexander Henderson of Prince William Co., VA.

 [The image above is probably close to what we might have seen circa 1810, a few years after John Anderson and Elizabeth (Horney) settled on his awarded property in the Virginia Military District of the Ohio Territory, near what is now, Spring Valley, OH
Imagine, that 200 years have elapsed from when the image above was drawn, and there is a now paved township road passing by on the right side of the picture then turning/curving to the left at the background trees and continuing off to the left; thereby putting this farmstead near the turn in the road. In James Anderson’s biographical survey, there is a paroramic photograph I took across the Anderson farm property. If the above image and that photograph were oriented, we’d be standing on the road about 100 feet to the right (in this image) and looking though the immediate forground to the left. The house and out buildings would be just out of the photograph on its right. A map from the 1800s showed the farmstead near the curve of the road as discussed; the topography and wooded layout look very similar.]

WILL: Exerpts. “2nd, my will and desire is that my Wife Elizabeth Anderson keeps 100 acres of my land with all of my improvements where I now live during her natural life…my wife shall have all my moveable estate after my debts and legacies be be paid…4th, my son James Anderson shall have 100 acres where he now lives and the other 100 where I now live at my wife’s decease…7th, my son James Anderson shall have my gun and my two sons shall have all my farming utensils and tools at my wife’s desease divided between them…” Signed 9 Jan 1812 and probated Dec 1816, Greene Co., OH. {D8}

1. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution April 1775 to December 1783 by Francis B. Heitman, Reprint of the 1914 edition, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982, p. 71.
2. Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution – Soldiers , Sailors, Marines 1175-1783, by John H. Gwathmey, copyright 1979, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., p.15. (from the Department of Library and Archives, AZ.)
3. Catalog of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors of the Commonwealth of Virginia to Whom Land Bounty Warrants Were Granted by Virginia for Military Services in the War for Independence, copyright 1953, compiled by Samuel M. Wilson, published by Southern Book Co., Baltimore, p.4.
4. Colonial Families of the United States of America, ed. by George N. MacKenzie, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Volume IV, Pages 5 & 6.
5. Revolutionary War Records, Volume I, Virginia, copyright 1936 by Gaius M. Brumbaugh, Washington D.C. (from the Department of Library and Archives, AZ)
6. Maryland Marriages 1634 – 1777, compiled by Robert Barnes, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975, p.4.
7. Veterns Records: Reference Services Branch (NNIR), National Archives and Records Service, 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20408.
8. The Anderson Story, by Mrs C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.
9. Location seen in 18th Century Military Survey Map for Greene Co., OH. See also 1855 Greene County Wall Map for location of (“J. Anderson”) James Anderson home on property purchased by his father John Anderson.

Individual source: The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.

* Elizabeth HORNEY was born in MD; died in ABT 1826 near Spring Valley, Greene, OH; buried at an unknown location near Spring Valley, Greene, OH.

1. James Horney, son of Geoffrey Horney and Elizabeth Harwood, did not list any children in his Will, but left his property to his brother, Jeffrey Horney Jr.’s children. The list included Elizabeth Anderson, wife of John Anderson. The James Horney estate in Caroline County, which abutted the State of Delaware, left a 61 acre farm called “Lloyd’s Regulation” and dwelling house to be divided equally, as stated: “To Daniel, Elizabeth, James and Deborah Horney, heirs of Jeffrey Jr. now deceased the sum of five pounds. The rest of my moveable estate to be divided equally between Phillip, Elizabeth Anderson, Deborah Stanly, Lydia Salisbury and Ann Dial, all sons and daughters of Jeffrey Horney this 4th day August 1794.” Probated 4 Dec 1794.{D1}
2. Elizabeth Horney Anderson had a brother, William Horney, who was essentially cut out of his father, Jeffrey Horney’s, Will for participating in the Revolutionary War. Two generations later, Elizabeth’s grandson, Harmon Anderson and William’s granddaughter, Margaret Horney, were married. Their legacy continues in our family.{D1}

1. Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

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Harmon Anderson & Margaret Horney: Civil War soldier

(My family in history/1620 Mayflower lineage & Settlers and Migrants/Anderson branch)

* Harmon “Hiram” ANDERSON was born on 27 Jun 1824 in Spring Valley, Greene, OH; died on 3 Jul 1885 in Scranton, Greene, IA; buried on 5 Jul 1885 in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene, IA.

He married Margaret HORNEY on 9 Oct 1851 in Jeffersonville, Fayette, OH. They had the following children: Melvin Leewood ANDERSON (b. 29 Nov 1852), Catherine Alice ANDERSON, Lillian May ANDERSON (b. 5 Oct 1856), James Francis “Frank” ANDERSON (b. 16 Nov 1860),
♥ Anna Flora “Annie” ANDERSON (b. 6 Jun 1862), Elizabeth Jane “Lib” ANDERSON (b. 14 Apr 1866), William Horney “Willie” ANDERSON (b. 30 Nov 1867), Haramont Nathaniel “Dr. Harry”, “Uncle Hal” ANDERSON (b. 1 Jun 1876).
[Portrait at left: Harmon Anderson ca 1851, about 27 yo]
BIRTH: Harmon’s birth date was obtained from the James Anderson family birth records which were photocopied from a Bible owned by an Anderson descendant, William Glenn Hagler.

MARRIAGE: In Sep 1850, Harmon  and his younger brother Abijah Coffin, were  working on and residing at the Horney Robinson farm, one half mile south of Jefferey Horney’s farm. At the time, Harmon Anderson was 25 years old and his  future wife, Margaret Horney was 15 .{D5 & D6} Note: The Anderson, Robinson, Betebenner and Horney families were all intermarried amongst one another. (See Individual Source, “Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families”, listed below.)
On 9 Oct 1851, Harmon Anderson, age 27, and his cousin Margaret Horney, age 17, were married in Fayette County, OH.{D4}{D7}

PERSONAL APPEARANCE: 1862 US Army records describe Harmon as “Age 38, 5 feet 10-1/2 inches in height, dark complexion, hazel colored eyes and black hair.” {D9} Our family line has an 1869 photograph of Harmon and Margaret, taken when he was about 45 years old. Harmon is appropriately dressed for the period, wearing a white shirt and bow tie, vest and long dark suit coat. He is seen proudly wearing his Union military trousers, with their tell-tale stripe down the pant leg. His feet are clothed in a pair of black, supple, quality boots. A watch chain is seen hanging from a button-hole on his vest. Harmon had a rather rectangular shaped face, pronounced by wide jaws. His dark brown hair is combed flat across the top of his head from a part on his left, to the right. The top half of his face, from the nose up, have very similar characteristics to those seen in paintings of George Washington. His face is serene and patient as he waits for the films emulsion to develop.{D13}

EVENT: In Sep 1858 Harmon bought a shotgun and flask for $5.30 from his deceased fathers estate. (See James Anderson, Document 8)

OHIO: In 1860, Harmon is listed as “Wagon Maker” at South Charleston, OH. The family said they owned $1200.00 worth of real-estate and had personal property valued at $250.00. Harmon is 35 years old; Margaret, 24.{D8}
IOWA: In 1870, Harmon is listed as a carpenter in Greene County, IA, with $4000 worth of real-estate and $800 in Personal Property, family members are listed by name and age.{D10}
In June 1880, Harmon is listed as a “Hardware Merchant” at Scranton, IA.{D14} His Granddaughter, Mary Holmes Anderson, remembers her father, Haramont, saying “Harmon had a small hardware type store in Scranton and that he used to help him there as a child.”
[Photo at left: Harmon and Margaret (Horney) Anderson, ca 1872]

1. On 15 Aug 1862, at 38 years of age, Harmon enlisted for 3 years as a Private in Company C, 110th Regiment Ohio Infantry, at South Charleston, OH .{D9}
2. Military records show that from Nov 1862 to Jan 1864 Harmon was “On duty – Ward Master in Regimental Hospital.” The 110th Regiment of Ohio Infantry, a unit of about 750 men, was in General Truman Seymour’s 2nd Brigade of Sedgwick’s VI Corps.{D9}

Panoramic photograph by Timothy O’Sullivan during the late afternoon of May 4, 1864. The troops crossing the bridge are the last infantry of the 110th Ohio Volunteers, of Seymour’s 2nd Brigade, Rickett’s 3d Division of Sedgwick’s Sixth Corps, which was the last division to cross the Rapidan River at Germanna Ford. What makes these photographs particularly interesting is that my 2-Great- grandfather, Harmon Anderson, was Hospital Ward Master (a non-commissioned officer) for this regiment. Historical accounts said the regimental infantry crossed the ford first, while the ambulance and quartermaster wagons followed behind.
It is entirely likely that Harmon, is one of the men driving or riding on one of the medical supply wagons seen in background and extending up to the left. (my 2 overlapping photographs combined, are about 9″ high by about 22 ” wide and show much greater resolution that the renditions in this blog).
Talk about looking through a portal in time! As Harmon’s wagon came down the slope in the background, approaching the pontoon bridge, without question he looked up and briefly watched the photographer setting up and adjusting his big and wooden portrait camera on the grassy bank across the river. And to think, as Harmon innocently glanced across the river at the working photographer, the eyes that looked back, did so from 147 years in the future (2011).
Note: The average Federal Divisional hospital consisted of fourteen Army wagons and four medical wagons, carrying 22 hospital tents, medical and surgical supplies and equipment sufficient to care for 7000-8000 men.

3. Harmon was captured by Confederate forces during the Battle Of The Wilderness in Virginia. Shortly after 7:00 PM on 6 May 1864 Confederate units staged a surprise attack on the flank of General Sedgwick’s VI Corps and overran the 110th and 26th Ohio Regiments. Harmon was probably captured in the hospital area behind Union lines, between Flat Run Creek and the old Culpepper Mine Road.{D13} (Three days after the photo above was taken.)
4. May-Dec 1864 Harmon was a prisoner of war at the infamous Andersonville Military Stockade, Andersonville, GA.{D9} He kept a diary while in the POW stockade, see “Event” below. He was not capable of walking by Sep 1864, after four months of captivity, because prisoners who could walk were removed to other Confederate Prisons when General Sherman’s Army marched through GA.
5. 6 Dec 1864 Harmon was paroled from Andersonville Military Stockade, taken as an invalid out to the Savannah River, GA and sent north to a hospital in Annapolis, MD. {D9}
6. 15 Dec 1864 Reported to Camp Parole, Annapolis, MD, was treated and sent home.{D9}

[Photo above right: Andersonville stockade interior; perimeter wall in background.]

EVENT: Harmon kept a diary while held at Andersonville. After his death the diary was kept by his youngest son Haramont Nathanial Anderson (Uncle Hal). As a child, Elsie Grubb borrowed the diary once to write a school report. Her and other family recollections of the diary have led to a lot of present day speculation and searching for this special old book. Hal’s daughter, Mary Anderson-McKinney, age 85 in the summer of 1991, was located at a “rest home” in Seattle, WA. She recalled reading the book years earlier, saying of it, “Harmon wrote one to several sentences a day during the period of his captivity in Andersonville”, “He was a spiritual leader. There was singing. He talked about good things, about future life.” In reference to the diary itself, Mary said, “The book measured about 3 1/2″ by 5″, was approximately 50 pages long and written in pencil.” Unfortunately, Mary would not disclose the present where abouts of the diary. All that she would say is that she no longer has it..that at one time she was thinking of giving it to a museum in her old hometown in IA.{D3}
Note: “The Anderson Story” shows Mary’s brother’s family (John Harmon Anderson) living in Seattle, WA in 1968 when the genealogy was published. This line had a son, Jonel and daughter, Janis, born in 1946 and 1949, respectively.

1. Upon his release from Andersonville Military Stockade Harmon was furloughed to his home in South Charleston, OH to recover. Medical reports showed that he had difficulty walking through at least March 1865 and that he was slowly recovering from scurvy encountered during his confinement.
2. On 26 June 1865, Harmon filed a Declaration-Invalid Pension claiming inability to walk effectively and loss of hearing in his right ear, both conditions brought on by lack of food/quality of food and exposure to the elements while captive of the Rebels. The horrible conditions at Andersonville can be read about in the sources listed below, see Document #15.
3. In 1869-70 the family moved to Greene County, IA where several of Harmon’s brothers (William, Abijah and Preston) and their families had previously settled. Harmon bought 160 acres SSE of Jefferson and started a farm (Located in the NW Quarter of Section 12, Greenbrier Township, Greene Co.) In 1880 Harmon sold this property to Clark Graven. In a biography of Greene county it is stated that, “..he (Clark Graven) purchase 160 acres of land from Harmon Anderson. The sod had been broken and the place was partially improved. However, the work of advancement had been carried forward only a slight degree…”{D11}
4. About 15 Jan 1875, son “Willie” died of diphtheria at the family’s farm house. A photograph [ at left] taken of the somber occasion shows Willie laid out on a bunk or covered board inside the house. His siblings, Elizabeth, Anna Flora [my paternal great-grandmother], and James stand beside looking sadly at his body.{D13}

1. Harmon was a member of the George H. Thomas Post No. 23, Grand Army of the Republic which mustered in 21 Jan 1880. “…The added fellowship of the ‘boys in blue’, made possible by these fortnightly gatherings, has been a source of incalculable pleasure…”. {D11}
2. Harmon is listed as a Charter Member of the Golden Gate Lodge, No 402, A.F. & A.M. Masons Lodge which organized on 18 June 1880 in Scranton, IA.{D11}

DEATH: Harmon died of “Cancer of the Stomach” between the hours of 12 and 2 o’clock PM, 3 July 1885, in Scranton, at age 61 yr. 10 days. His condition undoubtedly exacerbated by conditions endured at the Andersonville POW stockade, the long move to Iowa, starting a farm then moving into town, the death of his young son, “Willie”, and starting a hardware business.{D2}

WILL: Harmon’s Will divides a $6000 Life Insurance policy equally amongst his children, also vacant house lots in Scranton of which Anna Flora Grubb inherited 12.5 acres a few block out-of-town, land on which the family’s town house was thought to exist.{D12}

BURIAL: Jefferson Cemetery at Jefferson, Greene Co., OH. A tall marker which includes vital dates for Harmon, wife Margaret and a young son, Willie who died earlier, in 1875.{D13}
[Drawing left: Harmon Anderson family plot grave marker, by Larry Pierce, ca. 1989]

1. The Anderson Story by Mrs. C. J. Davis, printed in 1968.
2. Harmon Anderson Death Certificate; Clerk of District Court, Greene Co. Courthouse, Jefferson, IA.; Book 1, Page #34. Establishes identity of Harmon Anderson.
3. From a telephone conversation between Rev. Robert F. Pierce and Mrs. Mary Anderson-McKinney during the summer of 1991.
4. Marriage Records, #2880 Vol. B., page 250, Fayette Co., OH. Establish the relationship between Harmon Anderson and Margaret.
5. 1850 Federal Census of Jefferson Township, Fayette County, OH.
6. 1880 Plat Map of Jefferson Township, Fayette County, OH.
7. Probate Court, Fayette County, OH, Certificate of Marriage, Vol. C, Page 250
8. 1860 Federal Census of South Charleston, Clarke County, OH, dwelling entry #389.
9. Military Service Branch, National Archives and Records Service, 8th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Provided the military service records of this individual.
10. 1870 Federal Census of Jefferson, Greene County, IA. Lists Annie (Anna Flora) as a child of Harmon and Margaret.
11. Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa by E.B.Stillman, 1907, published by the S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, page 494. See also the 1896 Plat Map of Greenbrier Twp. for the property location.
12. The Will of Harmon Anderson, Greene County, Iowa, probated 6 Oct 1885 in Circuit Court at Jefferson.
13. Eyewitness account and studies by 2 great-grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994
14. 1880 Federal Census of Scranton, Greene County, IA.
15. Conditions at Andersonville Military Stockade were documented by former prisoners who were held during the same period as Harmon. See: a) John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary by John Ransom, copyright 1986 by Paul S. Eriksosson Publisher, a Berkley Ed. paperback, b) This Was Andersonville by John McElroy, copyright 1957, published by the Fairfax Press, 1979, hardbound.

Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

Individual source: The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.
Painting of Harmon Anderson copied from Internet:

* Margaret HORNEY was born on 17 Dec 1834 in Jefferson Twp., Fayette, OH; died on 10 Dec 1908 in Scranton, Greene, IA; buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene, IA.

HOME: Margaret grew up in a rather large farm family, being the 5th of 9 children, in a family of 6 girls and 3 boys. She was raised on the 206 acre farm, located 4 miles NW of Jeffersonville, Fayette Co., OH, that her parents bought when they moved north from Guilford Co., NC.{D3}

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: Comparing photographic heights of Margaret and her husband, Harmon, whom was known to be 5 ft 10- 1/2in. tall, she was found to stand approximately 4′ 11 1/2″. Margaret’s daughter, Anna Flora, was short also, standing only about 4′ 10″ tall as an adult. A 1869 photograph of Margaret, taken when she was about 35 years old, shows her standing beside Harmon. Her dark brown hair is parted in the center and combed tightly down and behind her head. Margaret is seen having an oval-shaped face and light eyebrows. Her lips seemed somewhat clenched while she waits for the photograph to develop. Her face appears older than her chronological age, as though she’s in her 40s; this undoubtedly the effect of bearing 7 children. She is a slender and small woman, with hands that appear only half the size of her husband’s. Margaret is dressed in a floor length dark-colored, long-sleeved dress with a white fringe at the neck and a bow tie. Just visible protruding from her right hand is a folded pair of eyeglasses.{D5}
[Portrait above, Margaret (Horney) Anderson, possible made around 1851, about 17 years old; about the time of her wedding to Harmon Anderson.

MARRIAGE: Margaret Horney and Harmon Anderson were married by Timothy Jayne J.P. In family lore, Timothy was said to be Margaret’s uncle. His name, however, is not found in family records, nor is it spelled the same as the Janes family spelled their name during that period of time.

1. During the afternoon following Harmon’s death, volunteers were called on to lay out his body and witness that he was indeed dead so Margaret could claim a Widows Pension (Pensioner Cert. Number 195,623).
2. On 12 Mar 1886, Margaret, age 51, filed a “Widow’s Declaration for Pension or Increase of Pension” form with the District Court of Greene Co., IA. In part the application states, “…that an application prior has been filed by Soldier granted Increased and again Increased to $50.00 per month, which Amount Soldier was Drawing at time of his Death July 3d 1885….”
3. Margaret lived for almost 30 years in Scranton.
4. “…And this calls to memory the fact that for twenty-three years this devoted wife had made the trip from Scranton to Jefferson annually to perform that loving and patriotic service of decorating the grave of her dead on every Memorial day…”{D4}

ORGANIZATIONS: “…She was an honored and useful member of the Eastern Star order, the W.C.T.U. and the W.R.C. and a true and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church…”{D4}

[Photo at left: Margaret (Horney) Anderson ca 1885.]

DEATH: “After a few short months of sickness”, Margaret died from Gall Stones complicated with Cirrhosis of the Liver.{D2} She died at age 73 years, 11 months, 23 days. Died on 10 Dec 1908 in Des Moines, Polk County, IA. When she died, her daughter, Anna Flora, of neighboring Grand Junction, IA, was chaperoning her own daughter, Elsie Grubb, at college in Iowa City, IA.

BURIAL: Margaret is buried next to her husband, Harmon, in the family plot at Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. A 6+ foot tall monument marks their graves.{D5}

1. Marriage Records, Fayette Co., OH #2880 Vol. B, p. 250.
2. Margaret Horney- Anderson Death Certificate, Establishes identity of Margaret Horney.
3. History of Fayette County by R.S. Dills, 1881, Odell & Mayer Publishers, Dayton, OH; p. 687 mentions family farm and some other familial data.
4. Margaret (Horney) Anderson obituary from The Scranton Journal, Dec 17, 1908, Scranton, IA., page
5. Eyewitness account by 2 great grandson, Larry F. Pierce, 1994.

Individual source: The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.

Individual source: Painting of young Margaret (Horney) Anderson from Internet source:


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James Anderson & Priscilla Coffin, Private, War of 1812

* James ANDERSON was born on 3 Nov 1786 in Kent, DE; died on 27 Aug 1858 in Spring Valley, Greene, OH; buried in Caesar’s Creek Friends Cemetery, Warren, OH.

He married Priscilla COFFIN on 16 Nov 1809 in Greene, OH. They had the following children: William ANDERSON (b. 5 Aug 1810), Rhoda ANDERSON (b. 22 Mar 1812), John ANDERSON (b. 6 Nov 1813), Joseph ANDERSON (b. 10 Dec 1815), Preston ANDERSON (b. 28 Jan 1820), ♥ Harmon “Hiram” ANDERSON (b. 27 Jun 1824), Abijah Coffin ANDERSON (b. 27 Dec 1825), James Robinson ANDERSON (b. 4 Apr 1833).{D1}

BIRTH: James was born in a section of PA that later became DE.

MARRIAGE: “James Anderson and Priscilla Coffin was married on the 16th Day of November 1809 by John McKnight J.P.” {D2}{D6}

MILITARY: James and his brother John H. served in the War of 1812 under Captain Ammi Maltbie. They are listed as Privates from Greene County, OH. James served from 25 Aug to 29 Sept 1812. During their one month of active duty, James and the local militia erected a blockhouse at McPherson’s Station, Sugar Creek Twp.; located 3/4 miles N.W. of Bellfontaine, OH.{D3}{D4}{D5}


HOME: James Anderson inherited 200 acres of the family farm located on the Ohio Military District, Survey #2425. The location of the house on this property can be seen on the 1855 Greene County Wall Map.
In 1850 James household was made up of James, age 63; Priscilla, 56; Joshua Anderson, 19; Mary Shealds, 36; and George Shealds, 6 years old. James is listed as being a farmer with real-estate valued at $6000.{D7}

[Photo above: A panoramic view looking across John Anderson, and son James Anderson’s farm at Spring Valley, OH. Third generation, Harmon Anderson was raised here.
19th Century maps of the area show the farm building located at extreme right and just out of picture. No visible trace of the building existed during my visit in 1989- Mr. Larry]

DEATH: On 31 Aug 1858, three days after James death, those sons and relatives who were to administer his estate gathered to have an inventory and sale (11 Sep) of his private effects. The items inventoried and sold, as well as the purchasers names, are listed with the Greene County Probate Court.{D8} “Dill’s History of Greene County” states that his son, John, inherited $1200.00 from his estate.

BURIAL: At Caesar’s Creek Friends Meeting Historic Cemetery, Warren Co. OH. James has a small marker located near the stone wall that surrounds the historic cemetery. Directions to the cemetery: Go about 15 miles SSW out of Xenia on US Hwy. #42, at State Hwy. #73 proceed east 0.3 miles turn north on Smith Road and you’re in the economically depressed, tiny town of Corwin. The cemetery is located about 6.1 miles NE of Corwin, about 0.3 miles to the E (right) off New Burlington Road. Jame’s gravestone states, “James Anderson died Aug. 27 1858 Aged 71yrs, 9m, 24d.”{D9}

{Photo at left (by LFP 1989): James Anderson marker at Caesars Creek Friends Historic Cemetery, Wayne Twsp, Warren Cty, OH.]

1. James Anderson family birth records in the Bible of William Glenn Hagler. Photo copies of the records and of the correspondence between Reverend Robert F. Pierce and Mrs. Hagler are found in the Larry F. Pierce family archives.
2. LDS Genealogical Library, Tucson, AZ; file J21 No. 547 North America, North Carolina, April 1984 IGI.
3. Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 republished by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1968, James listed on page 36.
4. James Anderson military records from 1 Regiment (4 Brig., 1 Div.), Ohio Militia (War of 1812) show Company Muster Roll and Company Pay Roll.
5. History of Greene County by George F. Robinson, published in Chicago by the S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1902.; pages 244-246 list James and brother John H. Anderson as well as discuss the local militia’s part in the war.
6. Greene County, Ohio, Marriage Book H, page 18. Photocopy original script.
7. 1850 Federal Census, District #44, Sugar Creek Township, Greene County, OH., entry #1544.
8. Greene County Probate Court, Estate of James Anderson, Filed Nov 3d 1858, Docket N, Page 345, Record No. K, Page 219.
9. Larry F. Pierce personal observation.

Individual source: TITLE: Betebenner – Horney and Allied Families, 1981 by Evelyn Halkyard Vohland, Published by The Clipper Publishers, Shelton, NE, 297 pages, hardbound.

Individual source: The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.

* Priscilla COFFIN was born on 29 Jul 1793 in New Garden, Guilford, NC; died on 25 May 1852 in Spring Valley, Greene, OH; buried in Caesar Creek Friends Cemetery, Warren, OH.

BIRTH: Quaker church records give Priscilla Coffin’s birth date as, “7th Mo. 29th 1793”, also stating, “She was the daughter of Abijah and Elizabeth Coffin.”{D1}{D4}

EVENT: Priscilla’s father, Abijah Coffin, died when she was only about 2 to 3 months old. Her paternal grandfather, William Coffin, left instructions in his Will that Priscilla should receive 150 pounds in currency from his estate. In those years between the American Revolution and the War of 1812, £150 pounds had a great deal of buying power.{D5} Note: Comparing £150 British pounds sterling from 1800 with their retail price index today, show the value equivalent to £8,070 pounds. Now converting £8070 pounds sterling into 2011 US dollars yields a value of about $13,320 or 1/3 years gross wages in a medium pay rate job.

HOME: Quaker records mention Priscilla residing “in the limits of Richland” at the time of her death.{D1} Richland was the farm community east of Spring Valley.

1. Priscilla was born into a Quaker family and remained a devote Quaker her entire life.{D2} She is listed as a member of the Society of Friends. The church records that Priscilla was one of several, “members that no other of the family belong with friends”.{D2} She was the only one in her husband’s family that was a Quaker.
2. Priscilla faithfully attending services at the Caesar’s Creek Friends Meeting House. The current one story, wood frame, cracker box style church was built in 1848 to replace an earlier wooden building . Curved wooden pews and cast iron wood burning stoves are still seen inside the old white building. With the development and creation of Caesar’s Creek Lake, the structure was moved, intact, a short distance (across where the lake would be) to historic Pioneer Village, Warren Co., OH.{D6}

DEATH: Priscilla died at the age of 58 years, 9 months, 26 days. {D1}

BURIAL: She was buried in Caesar’s Creek Quaker Cemetery, Warren Co., OH. Directions to this historic cemetery are given in her husband, James Anderson’s, Burial notes . No marker could be found for Priscilla; however, she is thought to lie beside James, who’s grave is marked.

1. Caesar’s Creek Monthly Meeting, Births and Deaths, 1755-1898, Microfilm number 0,477,174, Pages 106, double page 56, double page 63. Available from: Genealogical Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
2. Caesar’s Creek Monthly Meeting Membership, 1833, Microfilm No. 0,477,174; page 25. Available through the Genealogical Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
3. Marriage record from Greene County, OH, Marriage Book H, page 18.
4. LDS General Library, Tucson AZ.; microfiche No 547, J21,North America, North Carolina, April 1984 IGI.
5. Will of William Coffin, recorded in Will Book A, p. 52, File .059, Guilford County Court House, Greensboro, NC.
6. Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Box 329 Waynesville, OH 45068.

Individual source: The Anderson Story, by Mrs. C. J. Davis, Mrs. Cora May Boots and others, printed in 1968. A 67 page genealogical record of the Anderson family from John & Elizabeth Horney Anderson, ca 1800 to 1968.

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Richard Warren: 1620 Pilgrim

Family Line A: The Pilgrims

* Richard WARREN was born in ABT 1580 in Greenwich, England; died in 1628 in Hobshole, Plymouth, MA; buried in Plymouth, MA.

Richard Warren married Elizabeth (last name uncertain) Walker in England, probably BEF 1610. They had the following children: Mary WARREN (b. ABT 1610), Anna WARREN (b. ABT 1612), Sarah WARREN (b. 1614), Elizabeth WARREN (b. ABT 1616), ♥ Abigail WARREN (b. ABT 1618), Nathaniel WARREN (b. ABT 1625), Joseph WARREN (b. ABT 1626).

HISTORICAL NOTE: Richard Warren was from London and joined the Leyden Pilgrims in July 1620, at Southampton, whence the Mayflower and the Speedwell first set sail for America.{D3}

MARRIAGE: Richard was married in England, before 1611, to Elizabeth, whose maiden name is uncertain, and had by her five daughters, Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail, who were left in England and came to Plymouth, MA in 1623 with their mother.{D3}
Richard Warren, a London haberdasher, was licensed to marry Elizabeth Evans of St. Mildred Poultry, 1 Jan 1592/3, at St. Leonard’s Shoreditch.{D2}, another Richard Warren married Elizabeth Marsh in England.{D5}

LIVELIHOOD: Prior to coming to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620, Richard was known to be a merchant in London, England.{D1}

EVENT: Richard was a member of the Third Exploration Party sent out while the Mayflower lay at anchor in Cape Cod Harbor. This party set out in a shallop on Wednesday, 6/16 December, 1620, and after many hardships, including a fight with the Indians early on Friday morning, landed at Plymouth the following Monday, 11/21 December, 1620.{D3}

HOME: “In the latter end of July 1623…his wife and daughters arrived at Plymouth in the Anne, and in the Division of Land a few months later he received lots on north side of the towne and on the other side of the towne towards the eele-river.”{D3}
22 May/ 1 June 1627 There was a division of livestock amongst the colony “Purchasers”: “The ninth lot fell to Richard Warren & his companie Joyned with him.” This lot included a black smooth horned heifer which came in the ship Jacob, and two she goats. The Division of Cattle names Richard Warren, wife Elizabeth Warren, and children Nathaniel, Joseph, Mary, Anna, Sara, Elizabeth and Abigail Warren.{D3}{D4}

DEATH: Richard died in 1628 at Plymouth, leaving his widow to care for a family of five daughters, four of whom were under seventeen, and two sons under four.{D3} As he died before 1628 it is probable that he was considerably past middle life at the date of immigration. Since his wife, Elizabeth, who was probably a lot younger, survived him by nearly a half century, this seems to be confirmation.{D2}
In 1628, Nathaniel Morton wrote, “This year (1628) died Mr. Richard Warren, who hath been mentioned before in this book, & was an useful Instrument; and during his life bare a deep share in the Difficulties and Troubles of the first Settlement of the Plantation of New Plimoth.”{D3}

1. The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 4, Nov 1988, p. 285.
2. The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers by Charles Edward Banks, The Grafton Press Publishers, NY, p. 92.
3. The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. III, 1901, article Richard Warren and His Descendants, pages 45+.
4. Mayflower Families in Progress – Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1987.
5. Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol. VII, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1966, pages 319-320.

Individual source: Mayflower Families In Progress: Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, compiled by Robert S. Wakefield and others, Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1987.

* Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Augustine Walker. She was  was born in ABT 1583 in England; died on 12 Oct. 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; buried on 24(?) Oct 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.

EVENT: The Colony records contain abundant evidence that the widow, Elizabeth Warren, was thoroughly competent to bring up the children and manage the property left to her care, as can be seen in the following few, of many records left {D2} :
1.  The widow Elizabeth Warren gave her son in law, Anthony Snow, a house on eight acres of land at Wellingsly, AKA Hobes Hole, for and in consideration of his marriage with her daughter Abigail Warren.{D1}
2.  28 October/7 November 1633  The probate of widow Mary Ring’s Will it was found that she gave “unto mrs Warren one woodden cupp with a foote as a token of my love”.{D2}
3.  25 Mar 1633  The widow Warren was taxed 12 shillings. {D3}
4.  27 Mar 1634  The Widow Warren was taxed 9 shillings.{D3}
5.  5/15 July 1635  Widow Warren’s servant Thomas Williams was before the court for profane and blasphemous speeches. {D2}
6.  5/15 January 1635/6, she was sued by Thomas Clarke for £15 damages, for a boat loaned to her and lost in Eel River in an extraordinary storm. The jury found for defendant, but “for other considerations”, which are not mentioned in the record, they awarded Clarke thirty shillings.{D2}
7.  7/17 July 1637  The Court established the highway to Eel River. It passed west of Robert Bartlett’s house, then west of Thomas Little’s, east of Mrs. Warren’s and east of Richard Church’s.{D2}
8.  4/14 December 1637  Mrs. Warren conveyed to John Cooke, who had married her daughter, Sarah, land at Eel River, adjoining that of Robert Bartlett.{D2}
9.  7/17 March 1652/3  Mrs. Warren became one of the purchasers of the tract of land which afterwards became the town of Dartmouth; located about 30 miles south of Plymouth.{D2}
10.  1/11 January 1661/2  The marks on Mrs. Warrens horses were entered on the town records, among these horses were a 13 year old red mare, a year old colt, a bay mare with black mane and tail, a blackish colt with one white foot, a two year blackish mare, and a red colt with a white blaze down his face.{D2}

DEATH: The widow Elizabeth Warren died at Plymouth 2/12 October 1673 aged above 90 years, having survived her husband 45 years and lived to see at least 75 great grandchildren.{D2}
It was written that she lived a Godly life.{D2}

1.  Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Deeds Vol. I, 1620-1651, edited by David Pulsifer, 1861, Boston; reprinted 1968, AMS Press, NY., p.53.
2.  The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. III, 1901, article “Richard Warren and His Descendants”, pages 45+.
3.  Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620- 1691 by Eugene A. Stratton, 1986, publ by Ancestry Publishing, Salt Lake, UT.

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