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Posted by: Jane Pitkin
Seeking other descendants/researchers of Andrew ANDERSON, b:
June 24, 1832 in Norway, died June 9, 1921 in Decatur Co, Iowa. Andrew
was married to Inger ORMSDOTTER. They had a child named Anna, who was born
1864, and died 1937 in Lamoni, Decatur Co, Iowa.
To the best of my knowledge, my grandfather Elmer AVERY was
born Sept. 28, 1895 near Weldon, Decatur Co., Iowa. His parents were Henry
AVERY and Mary Alice LLOYD. He had an older sister, Florence Edna, and
a younger brother Walter. Any information on the AVERY family would be
Am looking for information on Caroline METZER LIGHTHILL BIDDLE.
She was born in PA about 1837. METZER was her maiden name. She and her
first husband, Henry LIGHTHILL moved to Decatur county in the 1850's. Henry
died in Decatur county 4 Oct 1865 and is buried there. Sometime thereafter,
Caroline was remarried to a Mr. BIDDLE first name unknown. We believe the
marriage took place in Decatur county as well. I have been unable to discover
who Caroline's parents were, birth and death dates for her, or which Mr.
BIDDLE she married. Don't even know if there were children from the second
marriage. Any information would be appreciated.
I am new to this and I am interested in any information anyone may have run across about the BROOKE name from around Leon,IA. They did move to Harrison county around 1900?
Seeking information on William BRUNER and wife, Eliza EASTMAN
who lived in Decatur County. He was born about 1839 in Ohio, son of John
BRUNER and Mary DUNBAR. They resided in Burrell Twp. in Decatur County.
I am trying to locate any and all descendants.
Seeking information on Emily Burdsell Resident of Richland
Twp 1860,Long Creek Twp 1870 .Decatur Co. Iowa
I am searching for the death records and place of burial of
my husbands gr grandmother Emma Jane BURNHAM. She was married to William
Nelson BURNHAM and they were listed on the 1900 census in Ringold Co. IA.
William Nelson was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lamoni. Emma Jane died
23 Jun 1901 and I thought perhaps she may have been buried in or near Lamoni.
Any information on her death or place of burial would be greatly appreciated.
HC 74 Box 95
Torrington, WY 82240
I have a lot of information on The John Burns Family from Garden
Grove, I would like to share my information with other interested parties.
George COLE born 1819 TN died 1894 Grand River,Decatur Co,
IA. He married Martha BAKER born 1820 TN and died 6 July 1915 Grand River,
Decatur Co, IA. Both George COLE and Martha BAKER Cole are buried at Young
Cem, Richland Twp, Decatur Co, IA.
Children: Andrew Jackson COLE 1843-1892, William A COLE 1844-1900, George COLE 1846-1863, Charles J COLE 1848-1915, James A COLE 1851-1917, Clinton COLE 1853-1915, Doc COLE 1856-1937, Melvina COLE 1863-1957, Dewitt COLE 1865-1895 and a Granddaughter- Sarah J COLE 1868-1892 I would like to hear from anyone connected with these lines. I have tons of info and I am willing to share.
Looking for descendents of James H. EVANS and Jane TINCKNELL married
in Dyersville, Dubuque Co., IA Dec 12, 1866 and moved to Leon, Decatur
Co, Ia in 1893. They were the parents of 11 children.
Five children were living in 1903: Fred, George, Minnie, Mattie and John. Mother Jane was buried in the Leon cemetery after dying May 31, 1903. Member of Methodist Church.
My grandfather, JOHN ROY FULLERTON, was born on July 28, 1883 in Decatur Co. Iowa he died Jan 21, 1959, in Long Beach, Calif. Need any records of this birth, where he lived or anything else regarding him. I am trying to get some history on my father's side of the family.
I am researching the Garber family of Leon, IA (c.1845-c.1965) Email at above address or to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to make contact with anyone researching the GARDNER family of Decatur county. John GARDNER born 1796 in PA moved to Columbiana co OH with his parents and left there for Iowa in 1850. He settled in Decatur county and left a large family. I am especially interested in descendants of his son Wilson I GARDNER and his wife Catherine Teresa NIGHTWINE.
Am interested in all of the GATES families who lived in Decatur County. My particular line is Rufus and Hester (BAKER) GATES. However, Rufus was related to Samuel and John GATES. Rufus was also probably a brother to Susanna GATES WILLIAMS and Elizabeth GATES WOODS. Would be happy to exchange information.
ANNA BELL HILL b Jul 1868 Pleasanton, Ia. Spent 3 years in Arriba,CO., prior to 16 Jun 1896 when bringing into world Edith May Bugger on a ranch north of town with Phillip Bugger, cattleman/carpenter. She listed her usual occupation as teacher. She was at Hillsdale, or 16 Mar 1942 and passed on, Sacramento, Ca 1957. This is from A Colorado Certificate of birth for Edith.
Searching for information on MAE HINES.b.15,APR.1894, . She had a son LESTER HINES b.19 Sep.1918,Grand River Ia..I am interested in Mae's info prior to Lesters birth. She remarried William J. Zimmerman in 1920. I am searching for Mae's maiden name.she died Sep. 1941.Any info on her early life would be helpful.
Seeking information from the descendants of Henry and Sarah Merritt JOHNSON. They were the parents of 16 children and lived in Decatur Co. from about 1852 until their deaths around 1900. Any help would be appreciated.
I am seeking information on James Brown KELLEY, and his wife Rachel
Howard KELLEY. He would have been born about 1820 and she in about 1835.
Different documents give 2 different locations for James Brown Kelley's
birthplace, KY and IL. Rachel was born in IN. Both died in Van Wert, Decatur
county, IA about 1909-1910. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
He may have been a merchant of some kind.
I will appreciate information on the family of John LEECH who was
born 1804 in Penn. and died 1871 in Decatur Co. and his wife Elizabeth
who was born 1813 in Penn. and died 1865 in Decatur Co. They had children
Daniel LEECH, John C. LEECH, Eve LEECH, Elizabeth LEECH, Barbara LEECH,
and Mary Ann LEECH. Married names of daughters are not known nor is maiden
name of the wife. I will share my information on the family.
Thomas LIGHTHILL born 1767 Allegheny Co, Pa married 1790 Beaver Co, PA to Jemima KITCHENS died 1871, Decatur Co, Iowa. He was supposed to be a military hero, and he or his wife were possibly related to vice president R.M. Johnson I'm searching for any information about ancesters or descendants.
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