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Biographical Sketch of Irving L. Daniels

Daniels, Irving L.; civil engineer; born, Oberlin, O., June 26, 1877; son of Theodore F. and Julia H. Lewis Daniels; educated public and high school, Lorain, O., Berea College, Berea, Ky., and Oberlin College, Oberlin, O.; married, Cleveland, O., Della E. Holmden; two sons, 9 and 3 years of age; member Sons of Veterans, Lookout Camp, No. 466, and Cleveland Commandery, Uniform Rank Sons of Veterans; member the Old Stone Church (1st Presbyterian); member the Cleveland Chamber of Industry; for five years in Engineering Dept., L. S. & M. S. R. R., in the Toledo Division; on county work for a year; in charge of paving and surveys under B. Lea and Frank Lander, both former county engineers; one year with The Osborn Engineering Co.; was resident engineer in charge of erection for the new grandstand for the “Giants” at the Polo grounds, New York, connected with the National Engineering Co. asst. vice pres. for past year; advisor Billings Polytechnic Institute, Billings, Mont.; member Archwood Mens’ League, The Cleveland Powder Club, Lakewood Boat Club, Tippecanoe and M. A. Hanna Clubs. Recreations. Yachting and Water Sports; owner of two fine residence properties in Cleveland and has just purchased a new home in...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Williams

Edward Williams, of North Carolina, went to Kentucky with Daniel Boone, and lived for some time at Boonesborough, where he married Jemima Anderson, daughter of Major Jack Anderson. Their children were Daniel, Joshua, Pernell, Casper, Susan, and Caleb. The latter married Elizabeth Woodland, of Kentucky, and settled in Warren County in 1818. They had nine children William, Dulcinea, Laurel, Abihue, Heath, Jane, Zuima, Elizabeth, and Caleb C. Dulcinea Married Everett Creech, who settled in Warren County in 1819. Jane married William Guerdo, son of Jared D. Guerdo, who settled in St. Charles County in 1806. Elizabeth married William Anderson, who settled in Warren County in 1832. Caleb Williams was Justice of the Peace in Warren County for many...

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Biography of Jeremiah Hampton Squires

Jeremiah Hampton Squires. One of the old and honored residents of Topeka, to which city he came thirty-seven years ago, is Jeremiah Hampton Squires, veteran of the Civil war, who is now living in comfortable retirement after a long and useful career as a business man and public official. Mr. Squires was born at Southampton, on Long Island, New York, September 11, 1842, and is the only survivor of the four children of Jeremiah and Phoebe (Jaegger) Squires, who were farming people. Mr. Squires resided on the home farm on Long Island until reaching the age of seventeen years, and during this time acquired his education by attending the public schools and Southampton Academy. In the spring of 1860 he went to Columbus, Ohio, and, with the exception of the time he was a soldier in the Civil war, remained in the employ of one man at carpentering, as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman and partner, for nearly twenty years. Mr. Squires enlisted July 22, 1862, as a private in Company A, Ninety-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and within two weeks of the time he was enlisted was engaged in his first battle, at Richmond, Kentucky. In this engagement twenty-seven men of his company were killed or wounded, and here he received his first and only wound during the war which consisted of a bullet in the left hand. He,...

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Reece, W. J. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. W.J. Reece passed away in Enterprise, Thursday, June 21, 1934, after an illness of more than a year. She had been helpless for some time but had suffered little physical pain and the end came very peacefully. Funeral services were held in the Christian church Sunday and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Rev. B.F. Miller conducted the services. Margaret Ann Cox was born in Madison county, Kentucky, December 5, 1870, and grew to womanhood there. She moved to Illinois where she united in marriage to W.J. Reece December 20, 1891. To this union were born 12 children, two of them dying in infancy. Following are those remaining: Mrs. E.H. Bonner of Weiser, Idaho;; Mrs. Willard Phillips of Mesa, Idaho; Mrs. F.E. Laird of Hermiston, Ore.; A.M. Reece of Spokane, Wash.; Lacy, Wilbur, Floyd, Emerson, Homer and Wayne, all of Enterprise. Mr. Reece also survives. The relatives of the deceased who were at the funeral were Mrs. Frank Cook and W.B. Cox of Enterprise; D.H. Cox of Willamina, Ore., H.D. Cox of Nampa, Idaho. There are two sisters and one brother in the east. Mrs. Reece united with the Christian church in early life. Although moving frequently she always placed her membership in the church where she resided, feeling the need of a church home. She was a loyal, loving, uncomplaining wife, a wonderful...

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Biography of Ira B. Oldham, M. D.

Dr. Ira B. Oldham, who for eighteen years has engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Muskogee and whose ability and wide knowledge lie behind the substantial success that he has achieved, was born on a farm in Madison county, Kentucky, March 2, 1871, his parents being William Kavanaugh and J. Catherine (Brown) Oldham, both of whom were representatives of old southern families early established in Virginia. Dr. Oldham’s father was born in Madison county, Kentucky, but his grandfather, Hezekiah Oldham, was born in Caswell county, North Carolina, and was a son of Captain John Oldham, an American soldier of the Revolutionary war and a son of William Oldham, founder of the family in America; having come from England to the new world in early colonial days. The birth of J. Catherine (Brown) Oldham occurred in Albemarle county, Virginia, and by her marriage she became the mother of nine children, three of whom are still living. The parents continued their residence in Kentucky until called to their final rest. Dr. Oldham was reared upon the homestead farm and supplemented his public school training by a course of study in Central University at Richmond, Kentucky. Later he decided upon the practice of medicine as a life work and entered the University of Louisville, from which institution he was graduated on the completion of a medical course as a...

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Alwin Ethelson Todd of Berea KY

Alwin Ethelston Todd8, (Orrin B.7, Gershom6, Benjamin5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 14, 1846, died Jan. 30, 1898, married July 14, 1875, Gertrude M. Peck, who was born in Genoa, N. Y., where her father held a pastorate for some years. He was a Congregational clergyman. In the early Nineties he was pastor of the church at Westhampton, Mass., from whence he went to Borea, Ky., where he died and also where his widow afterwards made her home. Children: 2328. Ernest Whitman, b. July 4, 1876, d. Nov. 19, 1903. 2329. Mabel Gertrude, b. July 6, 1878, d. Oct. 20, 1893. *2330. Ruth Keeler, b. Feb. 14, 1880. *2331. Ethel Eliza, b. Feb. 3, 1884. 2332. Mary Whittlesey, b. May 12, 1887, d. Oct. 9, 1901. 2333. Alwin Dexter, b. May 31, 1889, d. Dec. 24, 1915, who has been a student at the Hartford Theological Seminary; unmarried. 2334. Margaret, b. June 18,...

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Biographical Sketch of John Jarvis

John Jarvis, farming and stock; P. O. Arcola; the subject of this sketch was born in Madison Co., Ky., Dec. 25, 1809; he married Miss Polly Ray, Jan. 22, 1830; she was born, same place, Aug. 9, 1802; they had eight children, two living, viz., Robert and William. He lived in Kentucky until 1830, when he came to Illinois and settled in Edgar Co., near Paris, where he lived three years; he then moved to Kentucky, where he lived eleven years; he then moved again to Illinois and settled in Edgar Co., about fourteen miles west of Paris; he lived there about nine years; he then moved to Coles Co. and settled on the Embarrass; while here his wife died; he then married Mrs. Rodman (formerly Miss Rachel Flora); she was a native of Kentucky. In 1865, they moved to the present place; in March, 1868, he lost his second wife; they had no children. June 16, 1868, he married Miss Mary Hedges; she was born in Fountain Co., Ind., Nov. 3,1848; they have three children, viz., James E., Melissa C. and Loyal. He is no office-seeker, having all he can do to attend his private business. In 1874, he moved to Nebraska and lived there three years, when he returned to his present place; he owns 287 acres in this county and 240 in Nebraska, which he has...

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Biographical Sketch of James Rennels

James Rennels, farmer; P. O. Charleston; one of the pioneers of this county; was born in Madison Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1807; when he was 17 years of age, his parents moved to Lawrence Co., Ind., within ten miles of Little Orleans. While living there the subject of this sketch married Nov. 17, 1825, Miss Polly Connely (daughter of Joel Connely, of North Carolina); she was born Feb. 14, 1807; her parents were early settlers of this county, having moved from Lawrence Co., Ind., to Coles Co. in the year 1832. In 1832, Mr. Rennels came to Coles Co. and settled on Sec. 32, where he has ever since resided, known as the “Rennels Settlement ;” his parents also moved from Lawrence Co., Ind., to near Rockville, about sixteen miles north of Terre Haute, Ind., and in the year 1837 came to Coles Co. and settled in Hutton Tp., about one mile from Salisbury, where his father died; his mother made her home among her children, and died at the house of her son-in-law, John Connely, within two years after the death of his father. Mr. James Rennels had a family of nine children – five boys, all living, viz., Henry L., Edmund, John P., William R. and Joel J.; four girls, one living – Mahala (now Mrs. Wm. P. Level, of Hutton, Tp.), and three deceased-Rebecca A., Martha...

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Madison County, Kentucky Census Records

Early Madison County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Carroll County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Surname List – First Kentucky Census 1810 Madison County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – 14 Days Free Hosted at Madison County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Madison County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – 14 Days Free 1820 Madison County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Madison County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Madison County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – 14 Days Free 1830 Madison County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Madison County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Madison County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – 14 Days Free 1840 Madison County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Madison County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Madison County, Kentucky Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – 14 Days Free 1850 Madison County, Kentucky Census Images $ 1850 Madison County, Kentucky Slave Schedule $ Hosted at Madison County USGenWeb Archives...

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Madison County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Madison County Madison County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Madison County USGenWeb Archives Project Scudder Family Cemetery Bluegrass Army Depot Removed Graves Boggs Cemetery Versailes Cemetery Cumberland View Cemetery Doylesville Cemetery Dreyfus Church of Christ Cemetery Ellison Cemetery Ford Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hilltop Cemetery Holly Cemetery Salem Church & Burton Cemetery Needmore Cemetery Riddell Cemetery Shearer Cemetery Stone Family Cemetery Single grave on Truman Turner Farm Walkup Cemetery William Palahunich Farm Graveyard Madison County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Madison County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Bentley Cemetery Ellington Cemetery Flatwoods Cemetery Garrison Cemetery Parks Cemetery Rhodus/Moores Cemetery , contains images Madison County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Jennifer Fish Cemetery Website Singer/Dozier Cemetery Berea Cemetery, Photos Dreyfus Cemetery, Photos Pilot Knob Cemetery, Photos Red Lick Cemetery, Photos Silver Creek Cemetery, Photos Wallace Chapel Cemetery, Photos...

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Biographical Sketch of Fountain Turner

Fountain Turner, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Ashmore; one of the pioneers of Coles Co.; was born in Madison Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1795, being the son of Thomas and Anna Turner, and the second in age of a family of three children; his father was from South Carolina, and his mother from Virginia; he was but 3 years of age when his father died. He was married Dec. 7, 1818, to Miss Elizabeth Phelps, a daughter of Jarrot and Millie Phelps; she was born in Madison Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1803; her parents were both natives of Virginia. Mr. Turner settled on a farm in Madison Co., and there resided until 1834, when he sold out, and with his wife and four children started in an emigrant-wagon for the wilds of Illinois, arriving in Coles Co. after a journey of fifteen days; he settled on the very spot where he now resides, and bought about 300 acres of land; he now owns a fine farm of 400 acres; they have had nine children, as follows: Samuel, who died July 13, 1865; Jarrot, who died Nov. 28, 1875; Thomas, who now resides on the home farm just in the edge of Hutton Tp; George A. C., who died Oct. 26, 1854; Mary E., wife of S. C. Ashmore, of Ashmore; Ann, wife of Riley Davis, of Hutton Tp.; Mildred...

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Biography of Capt. Charles D. Phelps

Capt. Charles D. Phelps, deceased, late of Ashmore Tp., one of the pioneers of Coles Co.; was born in Madison Co., Ky., Jan. 26, 1801; he was a son of Jarrot and Millie (Duncan) Phelps, both natives of Virginia. He was married March 3, 1825, to Miss Mary A. Coons, a daughter of John and Polly (Crosswhite) Coons; she was born in Fayette Co., Ky., about eight miles from Lexington, July 29, 1809. In 1830, he removed to Coles Co., and settled on the farm now occupied by his widow and youngest son; he purchased and entered about 300 acres of land, was an industrious and successful man, a leading member of the Christian Church, and led a life consistent with his professions. Coming to Coles Co. before the Black Hawk war, they had the Kickapoos and Pottawatomies for their neighbors. On the breaking-out of the Black Hawk war he volunteered as a soldier, was commissioned a Captain, and assisted in the capture of the Chief, Black Hawk. He died Dec. 2, 1864; of nine children eight were living at the time of his death, and six are living at the present time, viz., Josiah, now a resident of this township; Jarrot, of Shell City, Mo.; Mildred A. wife of Addison Bowen; of Johnson Co., Kan.; Mary A., wife of Thomas Adair, of Johnson Co., Kan.; Samuel W., who...

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Biography of Mrs. Thurza Epperson

Mrs. Thurza Epperson; P. O. Westfield; among the pioneers of Coles Co., who came in the year 1834, was Green Epperson, who was born in Madison Co., Ky., about the year 1800. He was married Dec. 22, 1829, to Miss Thirza Woods, a daughter of Adam and Mary Woods; she was also a native of Madison Co., Ky., born Dec. 6, 1807. After their marriage, they removed to Estill Co., Ky., thence to Clark Co., and from there to Coles Co., Ill., in 1834, where they settled on the farm still in the hands of the family, and which contains 200 acres in the home place, besides 80 acres in Clark Co. Mr. Epperson was a man of integrity of character, industrious and economical in his habits, and possessed of the requisite qualifications of success, and, had he lived, would undoubtedly have become one of the wealthiest citizens of the county; he died Jan. 29, 1850, leaving a wife, who still resides on the old homestead. Of a family of eleven children, nine are living, as follows: Brutus C., was born Oct. 27, 1830, in Estill Co., Ky., and is now a farmer in Bear Valley, Cal., to which State he removed in 1852; Cassius C., was born in Clark Co., Ky., June 24, 1834, and also removed to California in 1852, and is now a farmer in Sutter...

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