12 Generations

Last week’s ’52 Ancestors’ prompt was ’12’ Based on that prompt, I decided to try and figure out what 12th generation ancestors I had identified. I have 7 generations identified on all lines. However, do I have any 12 generation ancestors.

I was somewhat surprised to find that I do have TWELVE generations for a few of my lines.

Hammond Line

  • Thomas Hammond (1603-1675)
  • Henry Kingsbury – father of Joseph Kingsbury, grandfather of Nathaniel Kingsbury (1684-1763)

Briles Line

  • Martin Breuel (1622-1691)
  • Anna Duerr (1600-1682)

Ricketts Line

  • Thomas Ricketts Sr (1659-1722)
  • Margrit _____ (? – 1707)
  • John Nicholson (abt 1651-?)
  • Rebeckath_____ (1655 – ?)

These lines are NOT the lines I slave over trying to find information. Instead they are lines others slaved over – and either published or shared their research. 

Golden Legacy

Does your family throw a big parties? Have you had the good fortune to celebrate Golden Anniversaries in your family?

My first exposure to a Golden Anniversary celebration was for my grandparents: Leon and Winnie Crawford.

My grandparents celebrated with a reception held in the church.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crawfordrequest the pleasure of your companyat a Reception in honour of theFiftieth Wedding Anniversary of their parentsMrs. and Mrs. Leon R. CrawfordSunday, the twenty-eight of Decembertwo o’clock in the afternoonUnited Methodist ChurchDodge City, Kansas

Clipping from Dodge City Globe saved by Winnie Crawford:To Have Open House — Mr. and Mrs. Leon Crawford,911 Second Ave., who are celebrating their Golden Wed-ding Anniversary, will be honored at an open houseDec. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the First United MethodistChurch parlor. The couple was married Dec 24, 1919.Hosts for the occasion will be their son and family, Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Crawford, Marcia, David and Terry ofEmporia. The honorees request no gifts.

Leon  R. Crawford, aged 25, and Winnie Curry, aged 16,  applied for a marriage license in Dodge City, Kansas on the 22nd of December, 1919. Consent for Winnie Curry’s marriage was given by H. M. Curry. They were married on the 24th of December, 1919.

Their Marriage was reported on page one of the Dec. 26, 1919 issue of the Dodge City Daily Globe.
Dodge Young Folks Wed

Miss Winnie Currey became the Bride

of Leon Crawford Wednesday

Leon R. Crawford and Miss Winnie Currey were married here Wednesday. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s brother at 712 Military avenue by the Reverend C. M. Gray at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening.

Mr. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Crawford of 504 Avenue G. He has lived here since boyhood, was educated here and a few months ago was discharged from an honorable service with the army in the World War. 

The bride is well known among the younger set here and is greatly admired by all her acquaintances.

Only relatives of the couple witnessed the ceremony Wednesday evening, but since that time they have been receiving many congratulations from their numerous friends here.

Celebrating 50 years

Do you enjoy some of the online genealogy prompts to look at your data from a different viewpoint?

I know I do. Two of my currents sources for blogging prompts are Amy Johnson Crowe’s #52ancestors and Randy Seaver’s #SaturdayNightGenealogyFun.

As I was working on a blog post about love, I found I have several of my ancestors who celebrated 50 years of marriage. Thus, I thought it would be fun to suggest a ‘Saturday Night Genealogy Fun’ challenge:

1) How many of your ancestors were married for FIFTY years?
2) What is the longest marriage in your tree?

I’m approaching my 45th wedding anniversary and my parents were married for over fifty years.

Grandparents:

  • Leon Crawford and Winnie Currey — married Dec 1919; They were married 56 years before Leon passed away in Oct. 1976.
  • Edward Osmond Briles and Pauline Mentzer were married Oct 1915. They were married 40 years when Edward passed away. Pauline never remarried.

Great Grandparents

  • Judson Crawford and Josie Hammond were married Dec 1890. They were married 58 years when Judson passed away.
  • Hiram Currey and Winnie Hutchinson were married 22 years when Winnie passed away. Hiram never remarried
  • Edward Grant Briles and Frances Artlissa “Artie” Rickeets were married in Feb 1890. They were married 57 years when Artie passed away.
  • Charles Mentzer and Nettie Wells were married in Oct 1893. They were married 46 years when Nettie passed away.

2nd Great Grandparents

  • Washington Marion Crawford and Mary Foster were married in March 1860. They were married 29 years when Washington Crawford passed away. Mary Crawford never remarried.
  • Richmond Fisk Hammond and Sarah Ellen Ralston were married in Jan 1867. They were married 25 years when Sarah passed away. Richmond married Mary McClure in 1897. In 1906, Richmond married Mary Reynolds.
  • Hiram M Currey and Angelina Jane Burke were married in 1856. They were married 44 years when both Hiram and Angelina passed away.
  • Albert Hutchinson and Julia Harding were married in 1859. They were married 33 years when Julia passed away in 1892. Albert passed away in 1896.
  • Noah Briles and Sarah Thompson were married in August 1866. They were married 13 years when Noah passed away. Sarah married J. D. Davis but later divorced him.
  • James Marshall Ricketts and Rachel Christy were married Jul 1866. They were married 54 years before James passed away in 1920. Rachel passed away 7 years later.
  • George Mentzer and Emeline Minnick were married in 1867. They were married 45 years when George passed away in 1912. Emeline never remarried.
  • Thurston Kennedy Wells and Salme Adell Crandall were married in May 1861. They were married 35 years when they both passed away. This was Thurston’s second marriage after the death of his first wife, Sarah Hall.

3rd Great Grandparents

  • Nelson G. Crawford and Martha Smith were married in 1833. They were almost married 32 years when Nelson passed away. Martha never remarried.
  • Zebulon Foster and Caroline Ostrander were married in 1833. There were married 38 years when Caroline passed away. Zebulon then married Juliet Fleming.
  • Horatio Hammond and Louisa Fisk were married in 1825. They were married 49 years when Louisa passed away in 1874. Horatio died in 1879.
  • James Barr Ralston and Nancy Jane McCormick were married in 1836. They were married 68 years when James passed away in 1904. Nancy died three years later.
  • Hiram M. Currey married Rachel Harris in 1824. Death dates are unknown since records cannot be found for 1850 or later.
  • Henry F Burke married Elizabeth Bland in 1835. They were married 10 years when Henry passed away. Angelina may have remarried but documentation has not been found.
  • William G Harding and Elizabeth Fowler were married in 1830. They were married 16 years when Elizabeth passed away. William then married Eliza Henderson.
  • Alexander Briles married Sarah Rush in 1836. They were married 36 years when Sarah passed away. Alexander then married Elizabeth Ellsworth.
  • William Taylor Thompson and Polly Ann Evans were married in 1842. They were married 46 years when Polly passed away in 1896. William died in 1898.
  • John Lewis Ricketts and Orilda Reed were married in 1846. They were married 42 years when John passed away in 1888. Orilda died in 1900.
  • Samuel Christy and Lyda Gallimore were married in 1842. They were married 22 years when Lyda passed away. Samuel then married Mariah Burk and Mary Susan Amos.
  • Phillip Andrew Mentzer and Orinda Miles were married in 1816. They were married 29 years when Phillip passed away.
  • John Minnick and Elizabeth Mary Jones were married before 1850. They would have been married at least 16 years when Elizabeth passed away. John then married Phebe Tripp in 1870.
  • Ozias Wells and Mary Keneedy were married in 1818. They were married 14 years when Ozias passed away.
  • A marriage date for Lewis Crandall and Almira Nafus is unknown at this time. Almira passed away prior to 1846 when Lewis Crandall married Anna Tuttle.

Counting my parents, I have SIX sets of ancestors married for 50 years. The longest marriage in my tree was for James Barr Ralston and Nancy Jane McCormick.

Lessons from Football

It’s Super Bowl Weekend in America – the whole country (well, almost) will watch the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon at 6:30 p.m. EST (3:30 PST).

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  What is your favorite National Football League team?  …

In our house, Super Bowl Sunday isn’t much different than many other Sunday. My husband and I will be watching the game, but each of us will likely be doing other stuff (like genealogy) while watching.

I started writing for this topic yesterday, saying that the Kansas City Chiefs were my favorite team. However, I realized that even though they are my favorite team, I don’t have answers for most of these questions. So I decided to not write on this topic.

Then I went to church today and got inspiration: teamwork and legacy.

In our local church, the children’s sermon was about teamwork. Carla did a great job of demonstrating to the children how being part of a larger team can help one carry a burden.

Prior to going to church this  morning, I was watching the service at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection online. They have been doing a sermon series, “Lessons from Football for the Game of Life.” I’ve really enjoyed this series as they’ve intertwined different aspects of football into how our faith is practiced. Today’s sermon is on the concept of ‘Victory’. [Today’s sermon isn’t archived yet.]

Instead of talking about all of the fame and glory that society associates with Victory, the sermon focused on ways the influence of different players is impacting children living in poverty. Highlighted during the sermon were two different programs founded by members of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The first is the ‘3rd and Long Foundation’ founded by Derek Thomas, Neil Smith and Otis Taylor. The goal of this foundation is to help battle illiteracy among urban youth.

The second is ‘Team Smile’ founded by Dr. Bill Busch and Dustin Colquitt. The purpose of this foundation is to provide free dental care to children living in poverty.

One of the points of the sermon was that we can define victory by how much we give of ourselves.

So, how can I apply this to my genealogy life?

Even though I live in a small rural community, I can still be part of the ‘genealogy’ team.

  • Participate in various genealogy groups on Facebook
  • Share other genealogy bloggers posts via Twitter and Facebook
  • Join a local genealogical society — even when I don’t have ancestors in the area — and participate in their programs
  • Join a genealogical society where my ancestors lived — even though I can’t participate in their programs

Leaving a legacy is easy for most genealogists! We leave our life’s work. 

  • My life’s work may have errors, but I’m still going to share it.
  • My life’s work isn’t ‘done’, but I’m still going to share it.
Join me in applying these lessons from football 
to our life as a genealogist.

My Library Adventure

Do you include libraries and archives in your genealogy toolbox?

For me, the use of a library or archive has always been part of my genealogy journey. Perhaps that is because I earned my Masters’ in Library Science about the same time I started my genealogical journey.

Even though my emphasis was in school librarianship, my graduate classes exposed me to some of the very same tools like NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections) that I would use for genealogical research.

In my first years of genealogical research, books and microfilm were the tools I needed to access to learn about my family. Since I moved to Nemaha county, Kansas as a teacher, my family roots are not in Nemaha county. Thus, I had to travel to access resources.

My primary destination was the archives  at the Kansas State Historical Society. Travels to the historical society provided me with access to Kansas census records and Kansas newspapers. In addition, their book collection of local and state histories helped me learn about my ancestors prior to their arrival in Kansas.

When I would visit my grandmother in Dodge City, I often planned my trips around court house hours. This allowed me to search the land and probate records for my family in the Dodge City area.

On one of those trips, I visited Boot Hill and asked if they had a photograph collection. To my surprise, they took me upstairs to their small office and let me search their photographs. Among their collection, I found a picture of my second great-grandfather, Washington Marion Crawford! I’m looking forward to going back to Boot Hill once they have their new archives building opened!

In order to research my family before their arrival in Kansas, I needed to travel to libraries with a broader collection. In particular, I needed access to the federal census for other states (remember this is prior to the Internet). For that I turned to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri.

Thanks to the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies and Ruth Keys Clark, I had the opportunity to participate in a bus tour to the Family History Library at Salt Lake City — twice. 

This week long adventure allowed me to come home with piles of photocopies of land, probate and other records for my ancestors throughout the U.S.

In 1985, I became the librarian for Nemaha Valley High School and my library experience shifted from a user to being the librarian. Working with students on research projects helped me develop my research skills. I also improved my knowledge of U.S. history by assisting with various history projects over the years.

In 1992, my library world began to change as implemented an electronic catalog and a NETWORK. Slowly, my network of two computers began to grow as teacher computers and a dedicated server were added to my network. My job responsibilities also began to change as I became responsible for the functioning of the network and computers.

My research skills were enhanced as I learned how to use Dialog to access magazine databases over a dedicated modem. As the Internet began to develop, so did our access.

As each new tool became available, I had to learn how to use it, not only for my own work, but also so I could help others learn to use it. I’m thankful for this time of constant learning since I can apply those skills to my genealogy work today.

Today’s genealogical research is significantly different than when I first started. There is so much available from my own home.

However, I still need access to resources not available on the Internet. For books, I still travel to the Midwest Genealogy Center and enjoy their new setting.

For local records, I turn to Family Search. Many of the rolls of microfilm that I used in Salt Lake have now been digitized. I am finding that a lot of those digitized records are available on my home computer. For those locked records, I simply visit my local library where the librarian applied for and received approval to be an Affiliate Library for Family Search.

I am thankful for all of the libraries and librarians that have helped me along this journey!

James Crawford of Preble County

One of my brick walls is also one of my same name challenges. In her Jan. 16, 2019 podcast, Can You Identify Your Ancestor, Amy Johnson Crowe talks about finding information to make sure one is tracking the right person.

I’ve used most of her tips in my research, but I have one case where almost all of the details are the same.

James Crawford James Crawford
Birth 1770 1772
Residence 1820 Preble County OH Preble County OH
Marriage Year 1793 1799
Marriage Place Lincoln County KY Garrard County KY
Occupation Farmer Farmer
Wife’s name Martha Sally

The easiest way for me to distinguish these two men (and several other James Crawford) is by their wife’s name. Since the wife’s name often appears on a deed where land has been sold, I have used land records to help separate these two families.

In 1821, these two James Crawford both sold land to William Sellers. The two pieces of land were in the same section, township and range in Ohio.

1821-deed-oh-bk5p85-crawford-martha-sellers

Preble,Ohio. Deeds, 1819-1824. Preble County Recorder of Deeds, Eaton, OH. digital images. Family Search.

Preble County Ohio
Deed Book 5 page 85

James Crawford to Wm Sellers Deed Recorded 3 January 1822
This Indenture made the Eleventh day of December
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one
Betewen James Crawford of the county of Preble and State of Ohio
of the one part and William Sellers of the county and state aforesaid
of the other part witnesseth that the said James Crawford for an
in consideration of the sum of eighty dollars lawful money of
the Untied States to him in hand well and truly paid by the said
William Sellers the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has gran
-ted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by these presen
-ts doth grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said
William Sellers his heirs and assigns forever all and singu-
lar the following tract or parcel of land It being a part of the
South West quarter of section No. fourteen Township No.
Seven of Range two East in Preble County and Begin
-ning at the North west corner of said quarter and running thence
East five degrees north 147 poles to a stone on the side of the hill
thence South 20 degrees west 64 poles to a stone thence west four
degrees South 119 poles to a walnut thence north 5 degrees west
49 poles to the place of beginning containing forty acres
more or less And all the estate right title interest
claim and demand of the said James Crawford of in and to the
said premises hereby granted and every part thereof together with
all and singular the rights members previleges and appurtenances
to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and the rents issue
and profits thereof to Have and to hold the premises afores
-aid hereby bargained and sold or ment or intended so to be with the
appurtenances to the only proper use and behoof of the said William
Sellers his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Crawford for
himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant
and agree to and with the said William Sellers his heirs executors
administrators and assigns that he was the true and lawful owner
of the premises hereby granted and had good right full power and
lawful authority to sell and convey the same in manner and form
aforesaid and further that the said James Crawford his heirs exec-
utors and administrators will warrant and forever defend
the aforesaid premises with their appurtenances and every part and par-
-cel thereof unto the said William Sellers his heirs and assigns against
all persons claiming or to claim by from or under them or any of them or
by from or under any other person or persons whomsoever.
In witness whereof the said James Crawford and Martha his wife
has here unto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and
year first above written.
James Crawford
Martha Crawford (her mark)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Isaac Stephens
James Sumers

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Preble,Ohio. Deeds, 1819-1824. Preble County Recorder of Deeds, Eaton, OH. digital images. Family Search.

Preble County Ohio
Deed Book 5, page 86

James Crawford Junr Deed to Wm Sellers recorded 3 Jan 1822
This indenture made the eleventh day of December
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twen
ty one between James Crawford Junr of the county of Preble of
the one part and William Sellers of said county of the other
part witnesseth that the said James Crawford for and in cons
sideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to the said
James Crawford in hand paid the receipt of which is here
by acknowledge has granted bargained aliened conveyed and con
firmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien con
vey and confirm unto the said William Sellers his heirs and assigns
forever all the following described lot tract or parcel of
land lying in the county of Preble and State of Ohio
being the East half of the NorthWest quarter of section
No 14 in township no seven of range two east
of the meridian line
To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premeses
with all the privileges and appurtenance to the same belonging or in
in any wise appertaining to the only proper use benefit and behoof
of the said William Sellers his heirs and assigns and the said James
Crawford for himself his heirs executors and administrators do hereby
covenant promise and grant to and with the said William Sellers his heirs and assigns that before the unsealing hereof he the said James
Crawford was the true sold and lawful owner of the above bargained
premeses and was lawfully seized and possessed of the same
in his own right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheri
tance in fee simple and had in himself good right full
power and lawful authority to grant bargain sell convey and con
firm the said bargained premeses in the manner aforesaid
And that the said William Sellers his heirs and assigns
shall and may from time to time and at all times for
ever hereafter by force and virtue of these presents
lawfully peaceable and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy
the said demised and bargained premeses with the appurtenances fee
and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonorated and discharged
of and form all and all manner of former or other gifts grants
bargains sales or incumberances of what name or nature soever
that might in any measure or degree obstruct or make void
this present deed
Furthermore the said James Crawford for himself his heirs executors
and administrators doth covenant and engage the above demised
premises to him the said William Sellers his heirs and assigns against
the lawful claims of any person or persons whatsoever. Forever
hereafter to warrant secure and defend by these presents
In testimony whereof the said James Crawford and Sally his
wife have hereunto set their hands and seal the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Nathan D Sellers
Isaac Stephens

Signed by
James Crawford (Seal)
Sally (her mark) Crawford (seal)

The State of Ohio Preble County
Before me the undersigned a justice of the peace
in and for the said county came personally James Crawford and Sally
Crawford wife of the said James Craford the within named grantors she
being examined separate and apart from her said husband they acknoled
ged the within deed of conveyance to be their voluntary act and deed
for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 11th day of December 1821
Isaac Stephens, J.P.

As I’m preparing my application for a brick wall consultation, I am also going back thru all of the data I’ve collected. It is my hope to find pieces of information that will help me locate more records on these two men and their families.

Ultimate Challenge

Have you ever found two men of the same name in the county records and tried to figure out which record is for which man. Most genealogists encounter this difficulty sometime in their research. I have several of those conflicts in my tree. However, my Hiram Currey same name challenge is an ‘ultimate challenge’.

My great-grandfather, Hiram M. Currey (of Dodge City, Kansas) was the son of Hiram M Currey and Angelina Jane Burke of Leavenworth, Kansas. I believe this Hiram M. Currey was the son of Hiram M. Currey of Peoria, Illinois and the grandson of Hiram M. Currey of Champaign County, Ohio. Thus, I have a potential of four generations of Hiram M Currey’s with very little direct evidence tying them together.

My research on this line began with Hiram M. Currey of Leavenworth. Hiram M. Currey married Angelina Burke in 1856 in Weston, Missouri. By 1860, they were living on the Kansas side of the border. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any records in Platte County, Missouri or Leavenworth County, Kansas to directly tie Hiram Currey to his parents or siblings. The only information I have that might tie Hiram M. Currey of Leavenworth to parents is from the family Bible. According to the Bible, Hiram Currey was born in 1835 in Peoria, Illinois.

bible

Armed with that one bit of information, I began my search with the census. I didn’t find a 15 year old Hiram Currey in Peoria Illinois — nor any Currey family with a male around 15 in Peoria. I did find a Hiram Currey in the 1840 census in Peoria who had a male child under 5. Thinking this could be the father of Hiram Currey of Leavenworth, I started researching Hiram Currey of Peoria.

According to the Atlas of Peoria County, Illinois, Hiram Currey was a lawyer. The History of Peoria County indicates that Hiram Currey was a member of the Peoria Company during the Black Hawk War in 1832. There are several other mentions of Hiram Currey between 1825 and 1844 in Peoria County. Unfortunately, these histories do not contain a biography, nor do they help in identifying parents or siblings for Hiram Currey, the lawyer. So far, I haven’t found any record that might indicate what happened to Hiram Currey after 1844.

I believe the Hiram Currey of Peoria is the same Hiram Currey that was admitted to the practice of law in Rush County, Indiana in 1822 (Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana).

With no information on his family, I started looking for potential fathers and found Hiram Mirick Currey of Champaign County, Ohio. This Hiram Currey served as treasurer of Ohio in 1818. As treasurer, he was involved in the court case, Osborn v. Bank of the United States. Because of this court case, there are a lot of references to Hiram Currey in various newspapers of the time until about 1822. Sometime after 1820, Hiram Currey may have moved to Indiana. So far, I haven’t found any records that identify Hiram Currey of Peoria as the son of Hiram Currey of Ohio.

In the process of trying to learn more about these Hiram Currey families, I came across a biography for Dr. John Currie of Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana in the History of Montgomery County, Indiana by Beckwith. This biography names Providence M. as John’s father and Thomas as his uncle.

Thus, I started researching several Curry/Currey/Currie families: Hiram of Ohio, Providence and Thomas of Indiana and Hiram of Peoria. It was by researching all of these men that I discovered a land transaction between Hiram Currey of Peoria and Thomas Currey of Carroll County, Indiana.

in-carroll-land

As I continued researching their families, I found Thomas’ widow, Jane in the 1850 census. Living in her household was a 15 year old male, named Hiram.

1850-census

Since the probate record for Thomas does not include a child named Hiram, I believe this 15 year old Hiram Currey to be the Hiram Currey who married Angelena Burke in Weston in 1854.

 

probatecard

Even though my paper research is based on a lot of pieces of indirect evidence, I do have DNA evidence to support my conclusions. I have a match with a descendant of Caroline Kelso, whom I believe to be a sister to Hiram Currey of Leavenworth. I also have a match with a descendant of Hiram Currey of Ohio thru Hiram’s daughter Jane Guttridge. These DNA matches are not enough to prove this lineage – but they do support it.

So my ultimate #52Ancestors challenge has been and continues to be collecting data to support (or disprove) a lineage of four Hiram M. Curreys:

  • Hiram of Dodge City
  • Hiram of Leavenworth
  • Hiram of Peoria
  • Hiram of Ohio

Artie Ricketts

     Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Ricketts was born on 7 Apr 1868 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.113

She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 1 Jul 1870.14 Artlissa Rickets was listed on the 1870 census in the household of James Rickets. According to the census, she was two years old. She lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1880.15 Frances A Ricketts was listed on the 1880 census as the daughter of James M Ricketts. According to the census, she was twelve years old. Frances lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.16 Artlissa Ricketts was listed in the household of James M Ricketts on the 1885 Kansas census. According to the census, Artlissa was 16 years old.

eg artie    Edward Grant Briles and Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Ricketts were married on 19 Feb 1890 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.2,1723 She was also known as Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Briles.

eg family2She was the mother of Edward Osmond Briles.4,2436 Frances was the mother of Ethel Frances Briles.25,3740 She was the mother of Glen Briles.25,4143

She lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.13

Frances was the mother of Lulu Belle Briles.25,4446

She lived in Pleasant Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 18 Jun 1900.6 Francis A. Briles was listed on the 1900 census as the wife of Edward Briles. According to the census, she was born March 1869 in Indiana. Francis A Briles had been married 10 years. She was the mother of 4 living children.

She lived in Pleasant Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States in Apr 1905.12 F.A. Briles was listed on the 1905 Kansas census in the household of E. G. Briles. According to the census, she was 37 years old.

Frances lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 20 Apr 1910.47 Francis A. Briles was listed on the 1910 census as the wife of Eddie G Briles. According to the census, she was 42 years old and born in Indiana. Francis was married at age 20 and was the mother of four living children.

She lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Apr 1915.48 She lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 6 Jun 1920.49 Frances Briles was shown on the 1920 census as the wife of Eddie G. Briles. According to the census she was 51 years old and born in Indiana.

Frances lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 28 Nov 1920.5051 She lived at 612 N. Jefferson in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.11 Frances A Briles was listed on the 1925 Kansas census as the wife of Edward G Briles. According to the census, she was 57 years old and born in Indiana.

She lived in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States on 27 Jan 1927.52

Frances lived at First Ward in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 2 Apr 1930.53 F. A. Briles was listed on the 1930 census as the wife of E G Briles. According to the census, she was 61 years old and born in Indiana. She lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 19 Sep 1930.54

She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Edward Grant Briles, on 18 Feb 1940 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.55

Frances lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 15 Apr 1940.56 She appeared on the 1940 census as a 71 year old female born in Indiana and was listed as Frances A. Briles

artie stone     She died on 28 Apr 1947 at the age of 79 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.4,710,5758 She was buried on 30 Apr 1947 at Crandall Cemetery in Coffey, Kansas, United States.3,79,59

  1. James M. Ricketts file; James M. Ricketts; (: ), (Ricketts.Notebook).
  2. Briles Genealogy (Crandall, Kansas: Max Briles, aft 1952), p. 7
  3. “Emporian’s Mother Dies,” The Emporia Weekly Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 1 May 1947; Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : online September 2015).
  4. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 434.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  6. 1900 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 432, Sheet 7A, household 124, Briles Edward G; digital image, com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7602/4120138_00678/4691472.
  7. Crandall Cemetery (Crandall, Coffey County, Kansas), Francis Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts Briles; , 2013.
  8. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Memorial Record of Frances Artlisa Briles.
  9. Frances Artlissa Briles, death certificate 104 2930 (28 April 1947), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  10. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online January 2019), memorial for Francis Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts Briles (1868-1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110405917, created by Marcia Philbrick, citing Crandall Cemetery, Coffey County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Marcia Philbrick, Francis Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts Briles.
  11. 1925 Kansas Census, Coffey County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, page 20, family 172, Briles Edward G; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2019); Kansas State Historical Society. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/KS1925_1-0415/8471005.
  12. 1905 Kansas Census, Coffey County, Kansas, State Census, Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas, page 18, family 130, Briles E G; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2019). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1905_31-0220/2051934.
  13. 1895 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, p 17, E G Briles; microfilm, Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka, KS : viewed online January 2019). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ksv115_27-0552/7107548.
  14. 1870 U.S. Census, Clinton County, Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, page 9, family 66, Ricketts James M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7163/4263290_00374/20274595.
  15. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 58, page 7, household 53, James M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6742/4241344-00027/26837457.
  16. 1885 Kansas State Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 11, household 49, James M. Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1885_143-0118?pid=790948.
  17. Lineage application of , , Newspaper Clipping “Celebrates 50 Years of Married Life” (Briles.KS.069).
  18. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, page 22 (Doc. # Mentzer.KS.016), Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  19. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), Edward Grant Briles – Frances Artlissa Ricketts / 1890. Found online at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7836&h=1019355&ssrc=pt&tid=115166653&pid=270137692402.
  20. Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911: Wilson Marriage Records 1872-1880 , v. B, Woodson County, Kansas, Edward Grant Briles, 19 Feb 1890; digital image, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org . viewed online July 2018. Original Source: Marriage Record Vol. B 1872-1880.
  21. “Obituary,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles; privately held 2018 by Marcia Crawford Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS 66538.
  22. “Married,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 28 February 1890, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2081). Found online at https://www.newspapers.com/image/385304598.
  23. “Local Intelligence,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 21 February 1890, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  24. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernardino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
  25. Briles Genealogy (Crandall, Kansas: Max Briles, aft 1952), p. 23
  26. “Edward O. Briles Dead,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, E. O. Briles Notebook; privately held 2015 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.
  27. Edward O. Briles Dead, The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), Emporia, Kansas, 28 May 1956. (Briles.KS.068)
  28. “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : online 15 February 2016), Osmund Edward Briles; citing , image 48 of 1757; NARA microfilm M1509.
  29. 1900 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 43, Sheet 7A, household 124, Edward Briles.
  30. “Family Data Collections – Births,”  Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (Oct 2017), Edward Osmund Briles.
  31. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_258; Line: 3.
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  33. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_1; Line: 18.
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  35. Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015).
  36. Edmund West comp., Family Data Collection – Births (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001).
  37. “Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911,” database on-line, com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016), Ethel Briles.
  38. Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016), Ethel Darby, 514142329, before 1951.
  39. “Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.om : viewed online October 2017), Briles.
  40. Coffey County, Kansas, Register of Marriages and Births Vol. 4, page 138, Briles, 2 June 1893; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org . viewed online July 2018. Original Source: film #007579782 DGS 7579782 item 4.
  41.  Cemetery Transcriptions (Briles.KS.002), Crandall Cemetery, , .
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  43. “Obituaries – Glen Briles”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 July 1983, p. 7, microfilm; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.
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  45. “Family Data Collections – Births,”  Lulu Belle Briles.
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  47. 1910 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 147, Sheet 2B, household 39, Eddie G Briles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T624. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/31111_4328344-00812/133267702.
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Firsts

We often tend to remember major ‘firsts‘ in our lives: first date, first kiss, first car, first house, etc. Unfortunately, when it comes to genealogy, I don’t remember the first ancestor I researched. However, I do remember other genealogy ‘firsts‘.

My start in family history research began with a discussion in my grandmother’s living room. She made the comment that she would like to know more about her grandmother, especially where she was buried.

I don’t remember much else from that initial visit. However, my memory says that after my visit with my grandmother in Dodge City, I traveled to Phillipsburg to visit my in-laws. During this visit, my mother-in-law became my first mentor. She explained how to create a pedigree chart and how to fill out a family group sheet.

IMG_0412I returned home with a pile of forms and a desire to learn more. At my mother-in-law’s suggestion, I purchased my first genealogy book: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood.

In terms of other firsts, my memory is unclear. However, I do remember my grandmother taking me to the Heritage Center in Dodge City to do research on the family. I believe that was my first exposure to newspaper microfilm.

One first I do remember is my first trip to Crandall Cemetery, where my great grandfather is buried. According to my grandmother Briles, Crandall was a town in Coffey County. She said as you crossed the railroad tracks, there was a barn and the cemetery was ‘right there’. Unfortunately, the maps of the time did not include a town named Crandall. Thus, my husband and I went to the college and asked the geology professor if he knew how we could find Crandall Cemetery. He showed us topographic maps of the area and helped us figure out where the rural cemeteries were in the county. Armed with our new map, we took off to travel from one rural cemetery to another. We finally found the cemetery — just as my grandmother described!

What are your genealogy firsts?

Do you have a first mentor?

Do you still have your first genealogy book?

Do you remember your first trip to a family cemetery?

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Nettie Adell Wells

nettie wellsNettie Adell Wells was born on 5 Feb 1873 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.116 She lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1875.17 She was found on the 1875 Kansas census as a 13 year old female and was listed as Nettie Wells. She lived in Liberty, Woodson, Kansas, USA on 1 Mar 1885.18

Nettie was also known as Nettie Adell Mentzer on 18 Oct 1893.19

Nettie Adell Wells and Charles Oliver Mentzer were married on 18 Oct 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.23,5,11,13,15,19,3143

She lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.20 She was found on the 1895 Kansas census as a 21 year old female born IN who came to Kansas from Ind and was listed as L.O. Mentzer.

On 28 Mar 1896, Paul Emory Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas.21 On 28 Mar 1896, Pauline Edith Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas. On 23 Aug 1898, Leslie George Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas.

She lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Jun 1900.22 Nettie A Mentzer was listed as the wife of Charles Mentzer on the 1900 census. She was 25 years old having been born Feb 1875 in Kansas. She and Charles had been married 6 years. Nettie was the mother of 4 children, all of whom were living.

On 20 Jul 1900, Herbert Wells Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas.

Nettie lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1905.23 She was found on the 1905 Kansas census as a 32 year old female born in Kansas who was listed as N. A. Mentzer.

She lived in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 27 Apr 1910.24 a 37 year old female born Kansas who has been married 16 years and has 5 living children and was listed as Nettie A. Mentzer She lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.25 She was found on the 1915 Kansas census as a 42 year old female born in Kansas who was listed as N. A. Mentzer.

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Nettie lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 10 Feb 1920.26 She was found on the 1920 census as a 47 year old female born Illinois and was listed as Nettie Mentzer. She lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.6,27 She was found on the 1925 Kansas census as a 52 year old female born in Kansas who was listed as N. A. Mentzer.

Nettie A Mentzer was listed on the 1930 census as the 57 year old wife of Charles O Mentzer. Nettie married Charles at the age of 20. Nettie was born in Kansas. Nettie lived in Neosho, Kansas, United States on 9 May 1938.29

She died on 9 Feb 1939 at the age of 66 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,4,7,1012,16,30 She was buried on 12 Feb 1939 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,4,7,1011,16

  1. Nettie Adell Mentzer, death certificate #104 2410 (9 February 1938), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  2. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition.
  3. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  4. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 55747430, created by J Geoghan, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RisingSun, Charles Oliver Mentzer.
  5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 128.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  6. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_167; Line: 17.
  7. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  8. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_143; Line: 15.
  9. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_173; Line: 10.
  10. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online December 2018), memorial for Nettie A. Mentzer (1873-1939), BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center Kansas; accompanying photograph by AK, Nettie A. Mentzer.
  11. “Mrs. C. O. Mentzer,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick; privately held 2018 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.
  12. Memorial Record of Nettie Adell Mentzer, Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. H. R. Campbell Funeral Home. saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick.
  13. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Wells Family Bible. copy obtained from Doris Ryan, daughter of Cecile Mentzer Beine.
  14. Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, Nettie Wells, database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018. Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marriages. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT.
  15. Descendants of Ozias Wells and Mary Kennedy, Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Wells.KS.010. typewritten report likely obtained from Doris Ryan.
  16. Transcriptions from Yates Center Cemetery, Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Mentzer.KS.001. recorded my Michael and Marcia Philbrick; transcribed by Marcia Philbrick.
  17. 1875 Kansas Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, image 6 of 8, household 69, T K Wells; digital image, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : viewed online December 2018).
  18. 1885 Kansas State Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 43, household 36, T. K. Wells; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1885_143-0166/791971.
  19. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), pp. 831-832 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.025). Hereinafter cited as History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas.
  20. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12, family 2, Chas O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018); Kansas State Historical Society. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ksv115_164-0333?pid=5871776.
  21. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer. Found online at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=628017809&ssrc=pt&tid=115166653.
  22. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, ED 186, Sheet 1A, household 2, Charles Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7602/4120168_00936/17285777.
  23. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, page 12 (image 152 of 173), dwelling 72, Mentzer C. O.; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1905_173-0108/3991131.
  24. 24. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017).https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/31111_4328330-00622/132643224.
  1. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58), dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_48-0462?pid=2954799.
  2. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6061/4300898_00954/96814037.
  3. 1925 Kansas census, Woodson County Kansas, State Census, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, image 13 of 47, Mentzer C O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/KS1925_167-0204/8373851.
  4. 1930 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population Schedule, Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, ED 104-6, Sheet 4B, household 126, Mentzer Charles O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T626. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6224/4584655_00480/34040161.
  5. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Died: Mentzer” 12 May 1938, page 2, col. 3(George Mentzer Notebook); ,
  6. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernardino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
  7. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas, p. 681 (George Mentzer Notebook).
  8. , History of Woodson County Kansas (Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1987), “Mentzer, George Family” p. 198-199. Hereinafter cited as History of Woodson County Kansas.
  9. Woodson County, Kansas, Marriage Records, vol. E:180, Charles O. Mentzer-Nettie A. Wells, 18 Oct 1893; database with images, “Kansas County Marriages, 1840-1935,” [Film]FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 17 January 2015).
  10. Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, Charles O Mentzer – Nettie A. Wells, 18 Oct 1893; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017. Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marriages. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT.
  11. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), Charles Oliver Mentzer – Nettie Adell Wells.
  12. , Marriage Record (Yates Center: Woodson County, Kansas, n.d.), Book E page 180.
  13. , Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : . Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marriages. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), viewed online; June 2017; Charles O Mentzer – Nettie A. Wells; 18 Oct 1893.
  14. , Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), stored in filing cabinet.
  15. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), [Cd]
  16. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 31 October 1924, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  17. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (: , ); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006). Hereinafter cited as Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer.
  18. , “The Mentzers,” In the Beginning (Woodson County Historical Society), 15 (No. 58): pp 3-5.
  19. “Married,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 October 1893, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018). Found online at https://www.newspapers.com/image/385470215/?terms=Nettie%2BMentzer.