Throwback Thursday

While searching for a birth announcement in the Iola, Kansas newspapers, I came across this interesting little article.

My aunt and uncle owned an airplane!

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mentzer and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mentzer enjoyed a visit and plane ride Friday when Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Thompson flew their plane down from Emporia. While here they got a birdeye view of Woodson and Allen County. Mrs. Thompson is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Briles of Emporia, who lived here many years ago.

“Local News,” 18 Nov 1954, The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), page 8, Marvin Thompson; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 June 2021).

Place Line

#SaturdayNightGenealogyFun

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:  It’s Saturday Night again – 
Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along – cue the Mission Impossible music!):
1)  We’re all familiar with Timelines – date, location, event, etc. – for events in our lives.  This week, create a Place Line for your life, or for the life of one of your parents or grandparents – your choice! In that Place Line, tell us the location (address if possible), inclusive dates (if possible), and events. Consider topics like residence, schools, churches, employment, etc.

To protect the privacy of my immediate family, I am choosing to do a place line for Pauline Briles. To determine these places, I have used land records, census records, city directories and newspaper articles. Since Pauline lived her entire life in Kansas, I can take advantage of Ancestry’s source, Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, to help fill in the blanks.

Pauline Edith Mentzer, wife of Edward Osmund Briles

  • 1896 – born in Woodson County, Kansas – likely North Township
  • 1900 – census records indicate she was living in North township, Woodson County, Kansas
  • 1905 – Kansas census records indicate she was living in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
  • 1910 – census records indicate she was living in Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas
  • 1913 – received a diploma from School District #9 in Coffey County, Kansas implying she was living in Coffey County
  • 1914 – attended high school in Yates Center, Kansas
  • 1915 – married Edward Osmund Briles in Yates Center, Kansas
  • 1917 – husband’s draft record indicates they were living in Vernon, (Woodson County), Kansas
  • 1920 – living in Iola, Kansas
  • 1925 – living in Iola, Kansas
  • 1929 – moved out of house on South Pecan street in Iola, (Allen County) Kansas
  • 1930 – living in Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas
  • 1934 – living in Emporia Kansas
  • 1937 – 416 Constitution, Emporia, Kansas
  • 1939 – 6 Mechanic St., Emporia, Kansas
  • 1940 – 613 Lincoln Street
  • 1942 – RFD #1 (likely East 6th Street), Emporia, Kansas
  • 1945 – 924 Constitution, Emporia, Kansas
  • 1952 – 645 Lincoln, Emporia, Kansas
  • 1953 – city directory indicates she was living at 924 Constitution, Emporia, Kansas while the census lists and address of 645 Lincoln, Emporia, Kansas
  • 1955 – 645 Lincoln, Emporia, Kansas
  • 1956 – her husband died; his death certificate indicates they were living at 645 Lincoln, Emporia, Kansas
  • 1957 – 138 W. 12th
  • 1958 – Manhattan, Kansas living with daughter
  • 1959 – lived at 1014 Market Street, Emporia, Kansas which is where her sister, Gladys Green lived
  • 1961 – 821 W. 6th St., Emporia, Kansas – lived here until the house was sold for development along 6th street
  • 1967 – 609 W 5th St., Emporia, Kansas
  • 1976 – 609 W. 5th St., Emporia, Kansas
  • 1977 – 609 W. 5th St., Emporia, Kansas; lived here until she moved to Horizon Plaza
  • 1984 – at her death she was living in apartment #405 at Horizon Plaza at 1531 Wheeler in Emporia, Kansas

Below are two pictures of Pauline standing in front of her home at the time. Unfortunately, I don’t know which house is pictured in these photos.

My Germanna Connection

Do you have a surname that has changed over time in your family tree? I’m sure that I have several, but the one that sometimes confuses people is my Briles line. It is this line that connects me to the Second Germanna Colony in Virginia. My ancestor Conrad Briles (Broil, Broils) was the son of John Broyles (Johann Breuel). The booklet, Before Germana: The Ancestry of the Broyles, Paulitz Moyer and Motz Families outlines the various surname spellings.

The Broyles surname is spelled differently in American and German records. It is most consistently spelled Breyhel and Breuel in German parish registers. Its variations in American records include Broil, Boil, Briles and Bryol, to list a few.

Before Germana: The Ancestry of the Broyles … Families

The immigrant, John Broyles, had six children: Hans Jacob, Mattheus, Conrad, Jerg Martin, Maria Elisabetha and Catherine. It is Conrad’s line that takes on the BRILES spelling of the surname after Conrad moves to Randolph County, North Carolina. The entry for Conrad in the Keith Transcript discusses this spelling transition.

3. Conrad Broyles (son of John Broyles, 1) was born in Germany and brought to this country in 1717. He was still under age in 1727. He died in Randolph Co., North Carolina, in the latter part of 1784. In the Virginia records his name is spelled Broil or Broyl. In his will his name is once given as Broil but is signed as Briles. His children are also called Brile. In later years his descendants have generally used the spelling Briles.

Keith, Arthur Leslie. The Broyles Family. Volume I, page 13.

So starting with my grandfather, Edward Osmund Briles, my lineage back to the Germanna colonies is as follows:

(1) Edward Osmond Briles (1891-1956) married Pauline Edith Mentzer in 1915.

(2) Edward Grant Briles (1869-1951) married Frances Artlissa Ricketts in 1890.

(4) Noah Washington Briles (1840-1879) married Sarah Jane Thompson in 1866.

(8) Alexander Briles (1817-1900) married Sarah Rush in 1836. Alexander left North Carolina about 1858 to settle in what would become Coffey County, Kansas.

(16) John Briles (1775-1855) married Nancy Ann Beckerdite

(32) Frederick Briles (abt 1744-1815). According to the FamilySearch tree, his wife was Mary Goodrich, but I haven’t verified this information.

(64) Conrad Broyles (Broil, Brile) (1709-1784). According to the FamilySearch tree, Conrad married Margaret Rausch in 1730 in Madison County, Virginia. I do not have a source for this marriage at this time.

(128) John Broyles (Johannes Breuel) (1670 – abt 1734) married Ursula Ruop in 1703 in Wuerttemberg, Germany. John, Ursula and their children were part of the second colony of Germanna.

Even though the spelling of the surname changed, there appears to be a pattern to the change. My research suggests that the BRILES surname traces back to Randolph County, North Carolina, while the BROYLES surname is found in Tennessee and traces back to Virginia. Both lines descend from our immigrant ancestor, John Broyles (Johannes Breuel).

Additional information about my BRILES ancestors can be found on my Ancestry tree, starting with Edward Osmund Briles. The top menu of this blog also has a page with links to my other ‘online trees‘.

Mom

#SaturdayNightGenealogyFun

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along – cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA, and usually a time for memories and gratitude to our special birth person.

2)  For this week’s SNGF, tell us some things about your mother that are special and memorable  to you.

This post is a hard one, particularly since I’ve never thought about this before. However, looking back I can describe some special memories.

One of those special memories is of mom playing the piano. She didn’t play often, likely because she didn’t have time to sit down at the piano. Mom had the ability to play the melody with the right hand and just play chords with her right hand. Thus, she could pick up a piece of music and play it beautifully. Christmastime usually included some evening where mom would sit down and play various hymns and carols.

Christmas brings another special ‘mom’ memory. For many years, mom would spend evenings in December making candy. I remember her making fudge, divinity, nougat, peanut brittle, pralines, stuffed dates and caramel pecan roll. This candy was then packaged as gifts. Some would be sent to the homes of her siblings while other packages were shared with neighbors and likely co-workers.

Another special memory is how mom and dad opened their home to my cousin. My cousin’s father was working in Nigeria. While the family had been living in Nigeria, my cousin had reached the age where she had to either go to a boarding school or return to the United States to attend school. My cousin lived with us for a couple of years. My parents weathered the storms of two teenage girls used to being the only girl now thrown into having to share their ‘space’. Even after my cousin’s family was reunited when her parents moved back to Kansas, mom and dad stayed close to her, celebrating her life achievements.

Besides helping me learn to cook, mom was insistent that I acquire two other skills: Typing and sewing. Even though I had taken typing as a 9th grader, mom felt like I needed to improve my skills. Thus, I took a typing class during the summer while in high school. Like the typing issue, mom wanted me to improve my sewing schools. Thus, we took an evening class in tailoring together. Although I don’t sew my own clothes any more, I still use those typing skills — every day!

So how about you? What are some of your ‘mom’ memories?

Sarah Jane Thompson

Sarah Jane Thompson was born on 7 Aug 1843 in Warrick, Indiana, United States.19

She moved to Iowa with her parents in 1847.9

In 1850, Sarah Thompson was listed as a 6 year old female who was born in Indiana and was living in the household of William Thompson in Wapello County, Iowa.10

She lived in Richland Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1856.11

Sarah J. Thompson was listed as a 16 year old female who was  born in Indiana living in the household of William T Thompson in Richland Township, Wapello County, Iowa in 1860.12

She married Noah Washington Briles on 9 Aug 1866 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.5,9,1322

Sarah lived in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1867.9

On 19 Mar 1868, Ida Angelina Briles was born in Wapello, Iowa, United States.9

On 18 Jul 1869, Edward Grant Briles was born in Coffey, Kansas, United States.9,23

In 1870, Sarah Briles was listed as a 26 year old female born in Indiana in the household of Noah Brile living in Coffey County, Kansas.24

In 1875, S. J. Briles is listed as a 31 year old female who was born in Indiana in the household of N. W. Briles living in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas.25

Sarah Briles’ husband, Noah Briles, died on 14 Jul 1879 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.26

In 1880, Sarah Briles was listed as a 36 year old female head of household living in Neosho township, Coffey County, Kansas. Also living in the household are a 12 year old daugheter, Ida A.and a 10 year old son, Edward G.27

In 1885, Sarah Briles was listed on the census as a 41 year old female with 120 acres who was born in Indiana. Also living in the household was 15 year old Edgar Briles28

Sarah J. Briles applied for a pension based on the civil war service of Noah Brileson 22 Oct 1885. Noah W. Briles served in the Iowa Cavalry.29

She mortgaged the W 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 12 Township 23 Range 15 for $150 to W. H. Fear on 13 Nov 1886 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.30

She married J. D. Davis on 10 May 1888 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.7,3136

She had paid off 1886 mortage to W. H. Fear of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section12, township 23, range 15 on 19 Dec 1888 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.30

Sarah and J.D. Davis, her husband and E. G. Briles, a single man, mortgaged the W 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 12 Township 23 Range 15 for $165 to Angeline Myers on 2 Dec 1889 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.37

In 1895, S. J. Davis was listed as a 51 year old female who was born in Indiana on the census. She was living  in the household of J. D. Davis in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas.38

She mortgaged the West half of the northeast quarter of Section in 12 Township and  23 Range 15 for $800 to E G Briles on 15 Jul 1896 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.39

She  purchased land being the West half of the northeast quarter of Section 12 of Township 23 Range and the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section thirty six in township twenty two of range fifteen 15 for $1000 from Jeremiah D Davis on 20 Jul 1898 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.40

Sarah J. Davis and J. D. Davis were divorced on 8 Sep 1898 in Coffey, Kanss.41

Sarah J Briles was listed as the head of household on the 1900 census. According to the census, Sarah was born Aug 1844 in Indiana. Sarah was a widow. According to the census, Sarah was not the mother of any children.42

Sarah mortgaged the West half of the northeast quarter of  Section 12 in Township 23 Range 15 for $350 to R Waldron on 15 Jul 1901 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.43

She entertained Rev. Smith and family in May 1903 in Rock Creek Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States.44

Sarah was listed as a 60 year old head of household on the 1905 census living in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas.45

She sold land being the West 1/2 Section 12 in Township 23 of Range 15 for $800 to H. E. Myers on 15 Mar 1910 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.46

Sarah J Briles was listed as the mother in law of Harry E Myers on the 1910 census. According to the census, Sarah was a 67 year old widow who was born in Indiana. Sarah was the mother of 2 living children.47

In 1915, S. J. Briles was listed as a 70 year old female born in Iowa in the household of H. E. Myers in Coffey County, Kansas.48

On 7 Oct 1916, Sarah registered for a pension as a the remarried widow of Noah W Briles who served in the 1st Iowa Cavalry .49

On 10 Apr 1917, she received pension based on her husband, Noah Briles, service during the civil war .50

Sarah J. Briles was listed as a head of household on the 1920 census. According to the census, Sarah was a 76 year old widow who was born in Indiana.51

She spent day with granddaughter, Mrs. Bethel Allen and fmaily in Jan 1922 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.52

 Sarah Briles was listed in the household of Angine Myers on the 1925 Kansas census. According to the census, Sarah was an 81 year old widow who was born in Indiana.4,53

Sarah J Briles was listed as the mother in law of Ed C Barr on the 1930 census. According to the census, Sarah was an 86 year old widow who was born in Indiana.54

Sarah died on 17 Aug 1930 at the age of 87 in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.23,89,5556

She was buried on 19 Aug 1930 at Big Creek Cemetery in Coffey, Kansas, United States.3,89,57

ENDNOTES:

    1. Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017), Sarah Jane Thompson.

        2. Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” database online Sarah Jane Thompson.

        3. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

        4. 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_26; Line: 11.

        5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 167.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        6. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1875 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1875_4; Line: 16.

        7. Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 205.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        8. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online 13 March 2021), memorial for Noah W Briles (1840-1877), BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Big Creek Cemetery, Coffey County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by donw1948@yahoo.com, Noah W Briles.

        9. “Sarah J. Briles Dead”, Leroy Reporter, (Leroy, Kansas), 29 August 1930, page 1, microfilm; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

        10. 1850 U.S. Census, Wapello County, Iowa, population schedule, District 13, Wapello County, IOwa, page 89 (image 103 of 204), household 695, William T Thompson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017).

        11. 1856 Iowa Census, Wapello County, Iowa, Iowa state census, Richland Township, Wapello County, Iowa, page 391 Image 24 of 24, household 166, William T Thompson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (image very faint) June 2017); State Historical Society of Iowa

        12. 1860 U.S. Census, Wapello County Iowa, population schedule, Richland Township, Wapello County, Iowa, page 54, family 578, William T Thompson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2021); NARA microfilm publication M653.

        13. Briles Genealogy (Crandall, Kansas: Max Briles, aft 1952), p. 5

        14. “Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996,”Ancestry.com,  (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60284/ : Wapello County Iowa, viewed online (March 2017), Noah W. Briles – Sarah J Thompson; Family Search.

        15. Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, Noah W. Briles – Sarah J. Thompson, 9 August 1866; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : viwed online March 2017).

        16. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Sarah Briles, October 1885; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

        17. NSDAR, Wapello County Iowa Marriage Records 1846-1880 (Iowa: NSDAR, 1943). (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), p. 31 (Thompson.IA.012).

        18. , Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, database, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : . (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), viwed online; March 2017; Noah W. Briles – Sarah J. Thompson; 9 Aug 1866.

        19. National Archives and Records Administration, U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000), viewed online; July 2017; Sarah Briles; Oct 1885.

        20. “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,”Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (13 March 2021), Noah W. Briles.

        21. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 13 March 2021; Noah Washington Briles – Sarah Jane Thompson.

        22. Mrs. F. A. Gordon. Wapello County, Iowa Marriage Records 1846-1869.  Film #film #851207 DGS 8211139. Noah Briles, : p. 31; digital images, FamilySearch : viewed online 13 March 2021.film #851207 DGS 8211139

        23. “E. G. Briles”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 2 August 1951, page 5, microfilm; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        24. 1870 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, page 10 Image 9 of 16, household 60, Briles Noah; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132

        25. 1875 Kansas State Census, Coffey County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, page 10-11 Image 6 of 13, household 81, N W Briles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        26. “Died,” Burlington Democrat (Burlington, Kansas), 18 July 1879, p. 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).

        27. 1880 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 49, Page 8 Image 8 of 13, household 72, Sarah A Briles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        28. 1885 Kansas Census, Neosho County, State Census, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kanss, page 28 Image 15 of 62, family 66, Sarah Briles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        29. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Sarah J Briles, .

        30. Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Mortgage book 17 page 522, Sarah J Briles / W. H. Gear, 15 November 1886; Recorder of Deeds, Burlington, Kansas.

        31. Marriages, p. 32, 33 (Briles.KS.001).

        32. “The Burlington Independent”, (Burlington, Kansas), “Married” page 3 col. 3 18 May 1888 (Briles.KS.036);

        33. Coffey County, Kansas, Marriage Records, Vol. D:54, J. D. Davis-Sarah J. Briles, 10 May 1888; digital image, “Kansas County Marriages, 1840-1935,” FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org:  accessed 18 January 2017).

        34. , “The Burlington Independent”, (Burlington, Kansas), to (); , . Hereinafter cited as “The Burlington Independent”. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), “Married” page 3 col. 3 18 May 1888 (Briles.KS.036).

        35. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/) : [AccessType] [AccessDate]; Sarah Jane Thompson – J D Davis.

        36. , Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : . Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marraiges. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Sarah J. Briles.

        37. Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Mortgage Book 23 page 484.

        38. 1895 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Neosho Township, page 16 Image 24 of 66, J. D. Davis; microfilm, Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka, KS : viewed online March 2016)

        39. Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Mortgage book 34 page 521.

        40. Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 51 page 383.

        41. Kansas, Coffey County. Divorce Packets, 1861-1917.  Film #Film 1508586 DGS #008215152. Jeremiah D. Davis vs. Sarah J. Davis, 1898 Packet Nos. 3574-4582 1895-1903: image 921; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 11 March 2021.Film 1508586 DGS #008215152

        42. 1900 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 41, sheet 6B Image 12 of 16, fanukt 121, Sarah J Briles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623

        43. Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Mortgage book 41 page 349.

        44. “Rock Creek,” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 21 May 1902, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).

        45. 1905 Kansas Census, Coffey County, Kansas, State Census, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, page 8 Image 16 of 72, line 15, Sarah Briles; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 15 March 2021)

        46. Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 77 page 427.

        47. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 17, Sheet 6B Image 12 of 16, household 94, Harry E Myers; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)

        48. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Neosho Township, page 3 Image 5 of 58, household 22, H. E. Myers; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016)

        49. U.S., Civil War and Later Wars Index to Remarried Widow Pension Applications, 1848-1934, Sarah J Briles, 7 October 1916; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2018). Original Source: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773-2007.

        50. Pension File for Noah Washington Briles (: U.S. Government), , (Briles.Noah.Notebook).

        51. 1920 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 18, Sheet 6B Image 7 of 12, househld 72, Harry Myers; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        52. “Crandall,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 1 February 1922; Newspapers.com (http://www.newspaprs.com : online September 2015).

        53. 1925 Kansas Census, Coffey County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, page 13 Image 15 of 45, family 91, Angine Myers; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 21); Kansas State Historical Society

        54. 1930 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 10, Sheet 5B Image 10 of 11, household 120, Barr Ed C; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T626

        55. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Sarah J Briles (1843-1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. #30672553, created by Janis Humbert, citing Big Creek Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Janis Humbert, Sarah J Briles.

        56. “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,”Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : [OriginalSource], [OriginalCreator], [Location], [Book]; Birth year: 1843; Birth city: Warrick Co; Birth state: IN[AccessType] ([AccessDate]), [Entry].

        57. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online September 2016), memorial for Sarah J. Briles (1843-1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. #30672553,

Sarah Sells Land

This is the final entry in a series of posts about the land that my 2nd great grandfather, Noah Briles purchased from his father.

Today, I’m adding the deed where Sarah J. Briles sells the land to her son-in-law, H. E. Myers.

The land in question is the West half of the Northeast quarter of Section Twelve (12) in Township twenty three (23) of Range fifteen (15).

Timeline

  • 1866 – Sarah Jane Thompson married Noah Washington Briles in Wapello County Iowa on 9 August 1866
  • 1869 – Noah W. Briles purchased the land in question from his father, Alexander Briles.
  • 1879 – Noah Briles died leaving his wife, Sarah and two children: Ida Angelina and Edward Grant Briles
  • 1886 – In November, Sarah J. Briles mortgaged the land to W. H. Fear for $150.00
  • 1888 – In May, Sarah Briles married Jeremiah D. Davis
  • 1888 – In November, the mortgage to W. H. Fear was paid off
  • 1889 – In January, Ed G. Briles purchase an undivided one fourth interest in the land from Angeline Myers (formerly Angeline Briles) and her husband H. E. Myers
  • 1889 – In February E. G. Briles mortgaged an undivided one half interest in the land to W. H. Fear for $250.
  • 1889 – In February, W. H. Fear assigned the mortgage for the land to Jacob Cline
  • 1889 – In December, S. J. Davis and J.D. Davis and E. G. Briles mortgaged the land for $165 to Angeline Myers (Angeline Briles Myers)
  • 1891 – In April, the mortgage obtained by E. G. Briles for an undivided one half interest in the land was paid off.
  • 1896 – In July, the mortgage to Angeline Myers was paid off
  • 1896 – In August, E. G. Briles and F. A. Briles his wife sell all their undivided half interest in the land to S. J. Davis for $1000
  • 1896 – In August, S. J. Davis obtains a mortgage on the land from E. G. Briles (information regarding the cancellation of this mortgage is missing from the deed)
  • 1898 – In July, Jeremiah D. Davis sold to Sarah J. Davis two parcels of land for $1,000
    • the parcel in question: the West half of the Northeast quarter of section twelve (12) in township twenty three (23) of range fifteen (150
    • and the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of section thirty six (36) in township twenty two (22) of range fifteen (15)
  • 1898 – In September, Jeremiah Davis was granted a divorce from Sarah J. Davis. Sarah J. Davis’ name was restored to Sarah J. Briles
  • 1901 – In July, Sarah J. Briles mortgaged the land in section 12 to R. Waldron for $350
  • 1910 – In March, the mortgage to R. Waldon had been paid off
  • 1910 – In March, Sarah J. Briles sold the land in section 12 to H.E. Myers (first husband of Ida Angeline Briles)

Coffey County Kansas
Deed Book 77
Page 427

Sarah J Briles
To
H. E. Meyers
State of Kansas, Coffey County, ss
This instrument was filed for record on the 15 day of March A.D. 1910 at 5 o’clock pm Harris E Robson
Register of Deeds
By Lizzie Robson, deputy

This indenture made this 15th day of March, A.D. 1910, between Sarah J Briles and widow and unmarried woman (formerly Sarah J Davis, also formerly S. J. Davis) of Coffey County in the state of Kansas of the first part, and H. E. Myers of Coffey County, in the State of Kansas, of the second part.
Witnesseth that the said party of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars and other considerations and dollars the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do by these presents grant, bargain sell and convey unto said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, all the following described real estate situated in the County of Coffey and State of Kansas, to wit:
The West half (1/2) of the North East quarter (1/4) of Section Twelve (12) Township twenty three (23) range fifteen (15) east of the sixth principal meridian provided however that the said Sarah J Briles hereby retains the right of possession during her life and all the rents issues and profits on the north half (1/2) of the aforesaid land at her death to become the property in fee simple of the said second party. (I hereby certify that I am the same person as S G Davis to whom E. G. Briles deeded an undivided interest in the above described land, which deed is recorded in book 55 at page 611 of the records in the office of the Register of Deeds of Coffey County Kansas, and also the same person as Sarah J Davis to whom Jeremiah G Davis deeded the above described land, which deed is recorded in book 51 of deeds at pate 383 of the records in the said Register of Deeds office.
To have and to hold the same, together with all and singular the tenements, hreditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, forever.
And said Sarah J Briles for herself, her heirs, executors or administrators does hereby covenant, promise and agree to and with said party of the second part, that at the delivery of these presents she is lawfully seized in her own right of an absolute and indefensible estate of inheritance, in fee simple, of and in all and singular the above granted and described premises, with the appurtenances; that the same are free, clear, discharged and unencumbered of and from all former and other grants, titles, charges, estates, judgments, taxes, assessments and encumbrances, of what nature or kind soever; except as above stated
And that she will warrant and forever defend the same unto said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns against said party of the first part, her heirs and all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same.
In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set her hand the day and year first above written.

Sarah J Briles

State of Kansas
Coffey County, ss
Be it remembered, that on this 15th day of March, A.D. 1910 before me the undersigned, a register of deeds in and for the County and State aforesaid, came Sarah J Briles a widow and unmarried woman who is personally known to me to be the same person who executed the within instrument of writing, and such person duly acknowledged the execution of the same.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, the day and year last above written.
Harris E Robson Register of Deeds
By Lizzie Robson Deputy

Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 77 page 427, Sarah J Briles to H E Myers, 15 March 1910; Recorder of Deeds, Burlington, Kansas.

Following the Land

This is the 5th part in a series of posts about the land that my 2nd great grandfather, Noah Briles purchased from his father.

I’m trying to track what happened to the land after the death of Noah Briles. Since I’ve filed the documents for this parcel of land in two different generations of the family, I’m having to go back and try and merge this information into one timeline.

Today, I’m adding a mortgage deed where S. J. Davis obtains a mortgage from R. Waldron

The land in question is the West half of the Northeast quarter of Section Twelve (12) in Township twenty three (23) of Range fifteen (15).

Timeline

  • 1866 – Sarah Jane Thompson married Noah Washington Briles in Wapello County Iowa on 9 August 1866
  • 1869 – Noah W. Briles purchased the land in question from his father, Alexander Briles.
  • 1879 – Noah Briles died leaving his wife, Sarah and two children: Ida Angelina and Edward Grant Briles
  • 1886 – In November, Sarah J. Briles mortgaged the land to W. H. Fear for $150.00
  • 1888 – In May, Sarah Briles married Jeremiah D. Davis
  • 1888 – In November, the mortgage to W. H. Fear was paid off
  • 1889 – In January, Ed G. Briles purchase an undivided one fourth interest in the land from Angeline Myers (formerly Angeline Briles) and her husband H. E. Myers
  • 1889 – In February E. G. Briles mortgaged an undivided one half interest in the land to W. H. Fear for $250.
  • 1889 – In February, W. H. Fear assigned the mortgage for the land to Jacob Cline
  • 1889 – In December, S. J. Davis and J.D. Davis and E. G. Briles mortgaged the land for $165 to Angeline Myers (Angeline Briles Myers)
  • 1891 – In April, the mortgage obtained by E. G. Briles for an undivided one half interest in the land was paid off.
  • 1896 – In July, the mortgage to Angeline Myers was paid off
  • 1896 – In August, E. G. Briles and F. A. Briles his wife sell all their undivided half interest in the land to S. J. Davis for $1000
  • 1896 – In August, S. J. Davis obtains a mortgage on the land from E. G. Briles (information regarding the cancellation of this mortgage is missing from the deed)
  • 1898 – In July, Jeremiah D. Davis sold to Sarah J. Davis two parcels of land for $1,000
    • the parcel in question: the West half of the Northeast quarter of section twelve (12) in township twenty three (23) of range fifteen (150
    • and the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of section thirty six (36) in township twenty two (22) of range fifteen (15)
  • 1898 – In September, Jeremiah Davis was granted a divorce from Sarah J. Davis. Sarah J. Davis’ name was restored to Sarah J. Briles
  • 1901 – In July, Sarah J. Briles mortgaged the land in section 12 to R. Waldron for $350
  • 1910 – In March, the mortgage to R. Waldon had been paid off
  • 1910 – In March, Sarah J. Briles sold the land in section 12 to H.E. Myers (first husband of Ida Angeline Briles)

Sarah J Briles, Grantor
to
R Waldron, Grantee

Filed for record on the 15 day of July 1901 at 8 o’clock __M
Minnie Gilman, Register of Deeds
By Lillian E. Rogers, Deputy

This Indenture, made this 15th day of July AD 1901 between Sarah J Briles, an unmarried woman of Crandal in the County of Coffey and State of Kansas of the first part and R. Waldron of the second part.
Witnesseth, that the party of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty dollars to her duly paid, has sold, and by these presents does Grant, Bargain, Sell and Mortgage to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, forever, all that tract of land in the County of Coffey, and State of Kansas described as follows to wit:
West one half (1/2) of the North-East quarter (1/4) of section twelve (12) township twenty-three (23) range fifteen (15)
With the appurtenance, and all the estate, title and interest of the said party of the first part therein. This Grant is intended as a MORTGAGE to secure the payment of the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars according to the terms of one coupon note this day executed and delivered by said party of the first part to the said party of the second part; and this conveyance shall be void if such payment be made as in herein specified. But if default be made in said payment, or any part thereof, or the interest thereon, as provided, or if the taxes and assessments levied against said premises are not paid at the time when they are by law made due and payable, then the whole sum hereby secured shall at the option, of the holder hereof, become immediately due and payable; and it shall be lawful for the said party of the second part, his executors, administrators or assigns, at any time thereafter, to sell the premises hereby granted, or any part thereof, in the manner prescribed by law, and out of all the moneys arising form such sale to retain the amount then due for principal and interest, together with the costs and charges of making such sale, and the overplus, if any there be, shall be paid by the part making such sale, on demand to the said party of the first part her heirs or assigns. Appraisement waived.
In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set her hand, and seal, the day and year above written.
Sarah J. Briles (seal)

State of Kansas, County of Coffey, ss.
On this 15th day of July A.D. 1901 before me, a notary public in and for said County, personally came Sarah J Briles an unmarried woman to me personally known to be the same person whose name is affixed to the foregoing conveyance as grantor and she duly acknowledged the execution of the same.
Witness my hand and official seal, on the date last above written
[Jerrie] F Foster
Notary Public
My commission expires Jany 24 1902

Along left edge of deed
Release
The note herein described having been paid in full this mortgage is hereby released and the lein thereby created discharged
Witness my hand this 18th day of March A.D. 1910
R. Waldron
Attest Alice Gifford
True copy of endorsement on original instrument
Filed for entry March 21 1910
Harrie E Robson, Register of Deeds

Coffey County, Kansas, Deeds, Mortgage book 41 page 349, Sarah J Briles from R Waldron, 16 July 1901; Recorder of Deeds, Burlington, Kansas.