Power

When you think of your family dynamics, who has the power? Looking into the future, I would say it is my niece that has the power to keep her generation of the family together. Looking back, I would have to credit my grandmother, Winnie Letha Currey Crawford, with being the force of power in the family.

When Winnie was ten years old, her mother died. The family had recently moved to Olathe, Kansas from Rooks County, Kansas. Her father may have been a teamster at the time. The family included

  • Herbert, age 18
  • Myrtle, age 14
  • Mary, age 12
  • Winnie, age 10
  • Ernest, age 7
  • Alma, age 1

My grandmother wrote about what happened to the family after her mother’s death in one of her letters. The dates are off, but I believe the story of what happened to the family is correct.

Mother died in May. We went to the Children’s Home Jun 11. Herb didn’t go and Myrtle wasn’t there long till she went to Aunt Mary’s in Denver Col. Mary and I stayed together till she got married. But to go back The Court took Littens License away. So Dad had to take us back till Mary & I finished grade school. Then He was going to put us back into a Home. I got Aunt Joe De Shazer to take Alma and found a Home for Earnest – then Mary and I lied about our ages & went to Work. I alway kept track of the kids As I do now

Most of the details of this story remain unproven. I did find Alma Jean Curry in a DeShazer household on the 1920 census living in Franklin County, Kansas. By 1925, Alma was living with her father in Gray County, Kansas. Gray County borders Ford County, where Myrtle and Winnie were living in 1925.

In terms of the children’s home, I did find an entry for Rev.Charles Litten in the 1913 directory for Kansas City. According to this entry, he was the ‘sec and genl mgr Conserving Assn of America’ at 2610 Cleveland in Kansas City, Missouri. (See blog post, U – Unknown Genealogy / PhotoADay)

The Aunt Mary mentioned in the letter is likely Mary Currey Spears. Unfortunately, I can’t place Mary and her husband John in Denver, Colorado. By 1920, Mary and her husband were living in Los Angeles, California. At this time, I don’t have a census record or city directory for them between 1900 and 1920.

According to another letter, my grandmother traveled from the Kansas City area to Dodge City to help her sister, Myrtle with her new baby. Based on the above letter, that means that Winnie was in the Kansas City area until her sister, Mary was married. All of this does fit a timeline for these events in the sister’s lives.

  • Myrtle married in Dodge City at the age of 18 in March of 1917
  • Myrtle’s first child is born in Dodge City in Feb 1918
  • Mary married in Kansas City at the age of 17 in Feb 1919
  • Winnie is married in Dodge City at the age of 16 in December 1919

Whether I prove the details in the letter or not, I do believe that my grandmother and at least some of her siblings were in a children’s home after the death of their mother. I believe my grandmother’s strong sense of family was forged during this time of her life.

Facebook Memories

Does your hometown have a Facebook group for sharing memories? One of my favorite groups is ‘Growing Up in Dodge City’. The posts cover a wide range of topics from cowboy history to high school memories. Even though I moved away while in junior high, I have had extended family living in Dodge City until the present.

I often share stories and photos with this Facebook group. In late January, I shared a picture of my grandmother and a group of other Dodge City women who were members of the ‘Old Timers’ Club.

Top Row: ? – Winnie Crawford – ? – Elna Paulon – Lena Tucker – Bertie Bro / 2nd Row: Ida Tester Sister – ? – Dora Jones – De Ette Zimmer – Florence Sullivan / 3rd row: Nina Dellar – Edna Williams – Ida Olive – Ethel Moody – Gertie Falkner – Cora Wood & L.R.

I expected discussion about the other women in the photo. However, I did not expect the personal comments from my second cousins.

I am so thankful to have these memories!

Throwback Thursday

Each Thursday, I am trying to share some of the family pictures that have been passed down to me by my grandmothers. Today’s set of pictures comes from my Dodge City collection.

According to the description on the back, a couple of these pictures were taken at the ‘Airport Restaurant’. This was one of my grandmother’s favorite restaurants. It was a small cafe with about 5 booths and a small counter. Several of the booths overlooked the runway. Thus, we would sit in a booth, eating traditional American food, as we watched the activity around the hangars and runway.

The pictures are from a celebration of Alma Currey Taylor Grenier’s 75th birthday in 1987. Included in the pictures are Alma’s husband, Nap; Alma’s sister and my grandmother, Winnie Currey Crawford; and Winnie’s sister-in-law, Esther Crawford Noll.

Esther Noll, Winnie Crawford, Alma Grenier
Alma Grenier, Esther Noll, Winnie Crawford
Esther Noll, Winnie Crawford, Nap Grenier
Winnie Currey Crawford and her sister, Alma Currey Taylor Grenier

Angelina Jane Burke

Angelina Jane Burke12 was born on 30 Oct 1836 in Kentucky, United States.28

Angelina Burk was listed on the 1850 census in the household of Elizabeth Burk. According to the census, Angelina was 13 years old and born in Tenn.911

Angelina Curry was listed on the 1860 Kansas Territorial census in the household of Hiram Curry. According to the census, Angelina was 23 years old and born in Kentucky.12

Mrs. Curry was listed as a 28 year old female in the household of 29 year old HIram Curry on the 1865 census living in Steuben Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.13

Angelina Curry was listed on the 1870 census in the household of Hiram M Curry. According to the census, Angelina was 31 years old and born in Kentucky.

She and Hiram Currey sold land being the NW 1/4 Section 26 Township 7 Range 21 at a sheriff’s sale to Moses J. Patterson on 15 Dec 1871 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.15

A J Curry was listed on the 1875 Kansas census in the household of H M Curry. According to the census, A J Curry was 33 years old and born in Kentucky.2

On 5 May 1876, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, along with Guilford Hornbuckle and his wife, Sarah, filed petition against John M. Burke and Milton E. Burke seeking partition of the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 34, Township 54 of Range 36 on 5 May 1876 in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States.16

In Nov 1876, Angelina with her husband, Hiram M. Currey, and Gilford Hornbuckel and his wife Sarah petitioned John M. Burke and Milton E. Burk for partition of land being the E1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 34 in Township 54 of Range 36 in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.17

On 5 Apr 1877, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, along with Guilford Hornbuckle and Sarah Hornbuckle, his wife, were plaintiffs in a case against Milton E. Burke where the court found for the plaintiffs and assessed $679.92 against the defendant in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.18

On 10 Apr 1877, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, as plaintiffs along with Guilford Hornbuckle and Sarah Hornbuckle, his wife, appealed an earlier decision against John M. Burke and Milton E. Burke upheld in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.19

Angelina  purchased by deed of sale from Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy the S 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22 20 acres on 19 Aug 1879 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.20

Angelina Currey was listed on the 1880 census in the household of Hiram M Currey. According to the census, Angelina was 43 years old and born in Kentucky.

Angeline Curry was listed as a 47 year old female in the household of H. M. Curry on the 1885 Kansas census living in Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.7

 On 11 Jan 1887, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold land by deed of sale to Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Co. being an 100 feet wide easement with 50 feet each side of railroad across the West 20 acres of South 40 acres of SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22E from station 808-42 to station 814-40 for a total of 1 37/100 acres; in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.22

On 12 Jun 1889, Angelina and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold by deed of sale to W. H. Bond coal and other mineral rights on the East side of SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22 containing 1 acre; and S. side SE 1/4 S25 T9 R23 containing 20 acres in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.23

On 10 Jul 1893,  she and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold by Sheriff’s deed to Samuel J. Sull 20 acres of  S1/2 SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22 as judgement in suit filed by Samuel J. Sull against Angelinia J. Curry, Hiram M. Curry, George W. Mickle, The Moline Plan Company and the Bastope Coal and Mining Coin Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.2426

A. J. Correy was listed as a 59 year old female in the household of H. M. Correy on the 1895 Kansas census living in Delaware, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.8

Angelina Currey was listed on the 1900 census as the wife of Hiram Currey. According to the census, Angelina was born Oct 1836 in Kentucky. In 1900, Angelina and Hiram had been married 44 years. Angelina was the mother of 9 children, 7 of whom were living in 1900.27

She died on 26 Mar 1901 at the age of 64 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.5,2831

Angelina was buried on 27 Mar 1901 at Mt. Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.5,28,3133

ENDNOTES:

        1. 1860 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 253 Image 27 of 39, family 2094, Hiram Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); NARA microfilm publication M653

        2. 1875 Kansas Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 31 Image 16 of 32, family1, H. M Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        3. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births “Angelina Jane Burke was borned in Kentucky AD Oct 30th 1836”

        4. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births: Children of H. F. & E. A. Burk “Angeline J. Burke borned October 30th 1836”

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

        6. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 82.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        7. 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 61 Image 31 of 133, family 129, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        8. 1895 Kansas Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kentucky, page 16 Image 24 of 107, family 96, H. M. Correy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        9. Murray, Betty Runner, Platte County, Missouri Complete 1850 Federal Census (Platte City, MO: Platte County Historical Society, 1991), p. 50 (Doc. #: Burke.MO.051).

        10. Platte County, Missouri Federal Census of 1850 (Kansas City, MO: Nadine Hodges, 1993), p. 47 (Bland.MO.026). Hereinafter cited as Platte County Missouri Census of 1850.

        11. 1850 U.S. Census, Platte County, Missouri, population schedule, Marshall Township, Platte County, MIssouri, page 328 Image 11 of 43, household 82, Elizabeth Burk; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA Microfilm PUblication M432

        12. 1860 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 253, household 2401, Hiram Currey.

        13. 1865, Kansas. Leavenworth County, Kansas state census, Steuben Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas,p. 32, dwelling 231, family 232, Hiram Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : 21 Nov 2015;Microfilm reel K-1. Kanss State Historical Society.

        14. 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 16 Image 16 of 47, household 125, Hiram M Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132

        15. Leavenworth County Kansas. Book 34, page 111 dated 15 Dec 1871.

        16. Missouri, Platte County. Deed Records v. 6 1875-1878. Register of Deeds, Platte City, Missouri.  Film #Film # 988238 DGS #8486503. Angelina Currey, 5 May 1876 Vol. 6: page 598; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 18 January 2020.Film # 988238 DGS #8486503

        17. Missouri, Platte County. Deed Records v. 6 1875-1878, Hiram Currey, 1876; .

        18. Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887. Platte County, Missouri, Courthouse, Platte City, Missouri.  Film ##988428 DGS 8486528. Hiram Currey, April 1877 Vol. N: page 388-389; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 20 January 2021.#988428 DGS 8486528

        19. Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887, Hiram Currey, 1877; .

        20. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, p. 375-376, Angelina J. Currey, 19 August 1879; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

        21. 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, ED 147, page 78 Image 15 of 34, household 141, Currey HIram M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        22. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 page 224.

        23. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893.

        24. “State of Kansas Leavenworth County, In District Court for said County Samuel J. Sully, plaintiff vs Angelina J. Currey et. al. defenants,” Publication Notice, The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 12 January 1893, personal judgement against Angelina Currey and foreclosure on property; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).

        25. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 p. 181.

        26. “Local News,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 12 January 1893, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 January 2021).

        27. 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, ED 83, Sheet 20A Image 39 of 48, household 360, Hiram Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623

        28. Letter from V. L. Young, Manager of Mount Muncie Cemetery Association dated 13 June 1982 (Curry. Notebook), Mt. Muncie Cemetery, , .

        29. “Old Resident Dead,” The Labor Chronicle (Leavenworth, Kansas), 28 March 1901, page 7; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 8 March 2020).

        30. “Old Resident Dead,” The Chronicle-Tribune (Leavenworth, Kansas), 27 March 1901, page 8; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 September 2020).

        31. “Death of Mrs. Curry,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 27 March 1901, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 19 October 2020).

        32. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Angelina Jane Burke Currey (1836-1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. #23796387, created by Laura Tasset Koehn, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Marcia Philbrick, Angelina Jane Burke Currey.

        33. “Local News,” The Chronicle-Tribune (Leavenworth, Kansas), 27 March 1901, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 September 2020).

Her Land

It’s not often that one finds a female spouse purchasing land in the late 1880s, but that is exactly what Angelina Jane Burke Currey did in 1879. Since there are several court documents in 1876 and 1877 where Angelina, her sister, Sarah Burke Hornbuckle and their husbands, Hiram Currey and Gilbert Hornbuckle sued two Burke brothers, Milton and John, for the partitioning of some land in Platte County, Missouri.

Further documentation needs to be found regarding this case and the associated land, but it appears that the court ordered that the land be sold with proceeds being split by the four siblings. Based on a deed between the two brothers, it appears that at least some of the disputed land was sold in 1877. The proceeds Angelina Burke Currey would have received from the sale of this land may have been the cash that allowed Angelina Currey to purchase land in 1879.

In August 1879, Angelina Jane Currey purchased by deed of sale from Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy 20 acres of land being the South 1/2 of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of section 25 of township 9 of range 22 in Leavenworth County.

This deed, made the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Seventy Nine between Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy his wife of Leavenworth City in Leavenworth County and State of Kansas parties of the first part and Angelina J. Currey of the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas party of the second part witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, do by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien, convey and confirm unto the said part of the second part and to her heirs and assigns forever, all of the following described piece and parcel of land lying and situate in the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas, to wit: The South one half of the south west quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty-five (25) in Township nine (9) of Range twenty-two (22) containing twenty (20) acres. Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining: To have and to hold the said premises, with the hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever, and the said Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy for themselves and their heirs and legal representatives do hereby covenant to and with the said

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part of the second part her heirs and assigns that they are lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid and [ha] full power to convey the same that the said premises are free and clear of and from all encumbrance except taxes for 1877, 1878 and 1879 and that they will forever warrant and defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever In, testimony whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year first above written
Owen Duffy (seal)
Catherine Duffy (seal)
executed in the presence of

State of Kansas
Leavenworth County
Be it remembered that on this 19th day of August AD Eighteen hundred and Seventy Nine before me the undersigned a notary public in and for the County and State aforesaid came Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy his wife who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and such persons duly acknowledged the execution of the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notarial seal the day and year last above written.
Aam’l Atwood, Notary Public.

The State of Kansas
Leavenworth County
I the undersigned county clerk, in and for said county, hereby certify that the property described in the within instrument of writing was entered in the Transfer Record in my office on this 20th day of August AD 1879 (seal county clerk) J W Wilkans, Clerk
Recorded August 20th AD 1879 at 11 1/2 o’clock AM
Wiliam Crowder Register of Deeds

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, p. 375-376, Angelina J. Currey, 19 August 1879; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

In 1887, Angelina and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold a portion of this land to the Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Company.

Know all men by these presents that Angeline J Curry and H. M. Curry her husband of the County of Leavenworth in the State of Kansas in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy five 35/100 Dollars in hand paid by the Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Company a corporation duly organized, under the Company a corporation duly organized, under the Laws of the State of Kansas have bargained and sold and do hereby grant and convey unto the said Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Company its successors and assigns forever the following premises situated in the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas and described as follows a strip of land one hundred (100) feet wide the same being fifty (50) feet in width on each side of the center line of the Railroad of said Railway Company as now located through and across the West Twenty (20) acres of the South forth (40) acres of the southeast quarter of section twenty five (25) township nine (9) south of range twenty two (22) East and from Station 808 +42 to Station 814 +40 said strip containing one and 37/100 acres
To have and to hold siad premises with the appurtenances

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unto the said Leavenworth Northern and Southern railway Company its successors and assigns forever and the said Angelina J Curry for herself and heirs doth hereby covenant with said Railway Company its successors and assigns that she is lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid: that the premises are free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever and that he will forever Warrant and Defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Co. its successors and assigns against the lawful Claims of all persons whomsoever. In Testimony whereof the said Angelina J Curry and H. M. Curry her husband have hereunto set their hands this eleventh day of January AD 1887
Angelina J Currey
H. M. Currey
The State of Kansas
Leavenworth County
On this Eleventh day of January AD 1887 before me Clerk of the District Court in and for said County personally came Angelina J Curry and H. M. Curry to me personally known to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument as grantors and they duly acknowledged the execution of the same. On witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal on the day and year last above written.
C W Curan
Clerk of the District Court (seal of court)
Entered in Transfer Record Book B page 134
J W Niehuas
Clerk of Leavenworth County
Seal of Co Clerk
Recorded February 28th AD 1887 at 8 o’clock AM
John J Roche
Register of Deeds

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 page 224, Angelina J Curry and H. M. Curry, 11 January 1887; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

In 1889, Angelina and her husband Hiram Currey sold coal and mineral rights on one acre of their land to W. H. Bond.

Hiram M. Curry and Angeline J. Curry his wife do hereby sell, and warrant to W. H. Bond of Leavenworth Kansas or his assigns all strata and deposits of coal and other minerals underlying the following described land in E Side SE 1/4 Sec 25 Town (9) Range (22) 1 acre and S side SE 1/4 Sec 25 Town 9 Range (22) (20) acres in the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas for the sum of twenty dollars per acre payable in the stock of The Boston Mining Company of Kansas city Kansas to in hand paid dated Leavenworth Kansas June 12th 1889
Angelina J. Currey
Hiram M. Currey
State of Kansas Leavenworth County ss. Be it remembered that on this 12th day of June A.D. 1889 before me the undersigned a notary public in and for the county aforesaid came Hiram M. Curry and Angeline J. Currey who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and such persons duly acknowledged the same witness my hand and official seal the day and year last above written
Jno H. Atwood (notarial seal)
Notary Public
My commission expires Apr 15th 1892
State of Kansas Leavenworth County SS I the undersigned County Clerk of the County of Leavenworth in the State of Kansas hereby certify that I have properly entered the transfer made by the within deed on the transfer record in my office as such clerk on page 276 of Book B thereof this 31 day of July 1.D. 1889
J. N. Niehaus
Co Clerk (seal)
Recorded July 31st A.D. 1889 at 8.20 oclock A.M.
Peter C. Becker
Register of Deeds

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893, Hiram M Curry and Angelina J Curry, 12 June 1889; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

In 1893, Angelina and Hiram Currey lost their land after being sued by Samuel J. Sully. Samuel Sully sued for recovery of $578 on note of mortgage on the land

Samuel Sully filed a suit against Angelina J. Currey et al to recover $578 on note and mortgage on twenty acres in Section 25, township 9 range 22

“Local News,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 12 January 1893, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 January 2021).

In July 1893, the land was sold by Sheriff’s Deed.

Sheriff’s Deed
Know all men by these presents, that whereas, at the April Term A.D. 1893, of the District Court of the County of Leavenworth, in the State of Kansas, and on the 10th day of July A.D. 1893 during said term of said Court, in a certain action then pending in said court wherein Samuel J Sully was plaintiff and Angelina J Curry Hiram M Curry, George W Mickle, the Moline Plan Company and the Bas[lou] Coal and Mining Company were defendants, the said plaintiff Samuel J Sully did, in and by the consideration of the said District Court, obtain and recover a judgment against the said Angelina J Curry and Hiram M. Curry for the sum of six hundred and sixty eight 11/100 dollars with interest thereon at the rate of ten per cent, per annum from the date, said the 10th day of July A.D. 1893, until paid, and also for all his (said plaintiff’s) costs in the action expended, in that judgement then taxed at $32/20 and that execution issue therefore:
And Whereas, it was then and there in said action, in and by said Court, further Considered, ordered and adjudged that unless the defendants in that action, or some of them, or some person or persons should and did, within six (6) months from that time, pay to said Samuel J. Sully said sum of Six hundred and sixty eight 11/100 dollars with interest thereon at the rate of ten er cent, per annum from that time, said 10th day of July A.D. 1893, until paid, and [his] said Samuel J Sully costs in this action expended
that the following described tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Leavenworth, in the state of Kansas, namely: The South half of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section twenty five (25) township nine (9) range Twenty Two (22) containing twenty acres excepting that from one and thirty seven hundredths (1 37/) acre taken for right of way by The Leavenworth Northern & Southern Railway Company
be sold without redemption therefrom, and without appraisement thereof, and that execution issue for the sale thereof, and that the same be sold in the same manner as in cases of sale of real estate on Execution:
and that the officer making such sale appropriate and dispose of the proceeds arising therefrom by paying, First: The costs in said action incurred including the costs of such sale. Next and Second: by paying the taxes if any on and against said land.
Next and Third: by paying plaintiffs judgment and interest theron
and that he, such officer, bring the remainder such proceeds, if any there should be, into said Court for distribution and application thereof:
And Whereas, it was also then by said Court, in said action, on said 10th day of July A.D. 1893, further considered, ordered and adjudged that the defendants therein and each of them, and all persons claiming by, from, through or under them, or any or either of them, be, and they were thereby that is, then in and by said Court, in said action by its judgment then rendered in said action, forever barred and forecloased of and from all and any right and equity of redemption and other right whatever of, on, or in or to the tract of land aforesaid from and after such sale thereof, and they, said defendants and each of them, and all persons claiming by, from, through or under them or any or either of them, were thereby, that is, in and by said Court in said action by its judgment then rendered in said action, ordered and required to yield, surrender and deliver possession of the tract of land aforesaid, to the purchaser or purchasers thereof at said sale, so soon as demand therefore should be made, and that in case they or any of them make default in so doing, that a Writ of Assistance issue to enforce such delivery of possession.

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 p. 181, Sheriff’s Deed – ANgelina J Curry, 10 July 1893; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

Angelina’s land was gone.

Names

Have you ever wondered whether you are named after someone? Are your siblings named after someone? For me and my brothers, I have not found any evidence that we are named after other family members. Even though we aren’t carrying any family names, my great nieces and nephew were named after family members — and their parents are sharing the family stories with these young children!

As I look at my pedigree, I do see several lines where it appears that names have been passed down. In my Crandall line, Sarah Adell Crandall’s middle names is passed down thru several generations. Thus, this name might (or might not) be a clue to previous generations.

In my Mentzer line, there are two generations of Phillip Mentzers. The name is then passed on to a grandson and a great grandson. Also common in this family line is the middle name, Andrew.

In my Briles line, the given names of John, Frederick, George and Noah are popular. The names, John and Frederick, go back to early Briles families in Randolph County, North Carolina. Investigation of the Noah Briles’ in my files reveals that many with this given name are descendants of Noah Rush. Thus, they may have been named after this grandfather. However, there is at least one Noah Briles who is not a descendant of Noah Rush.

In my Crawford line, there is little evidence that a family name was passed down as I follow the line back to my 2nd great grandfather. My great-grandfather, Judson Foster Crawford, gets his middle name from his mother’s Foster line. However, the given name Judson is unique. Judson’s father, Washington Marion Crawford’s name is also unique. I’m guessing that he may have been named after President George Washington. However, that is just a guest on my part. Washington Marion Crawford did name his youngest son after his father, Nelson G. Crawford. This has caused me to wonder whether there is a Nelson Crawford further back on my Crawford line.

Even though most of my lines do not have a name repeated generation after generation, my Currey line is the exception.

I believe I have four generations of men named Hiram M. Currey. I have to say ‘believe’ because two of the generations just disappear leaving few records connecting them to any children. Thus, I have bits and pieces of evidence that alone do not connect these generations. These pieces of evidence are like a jigsaw puzzle. When put together, these pieces of evidence supports this lineage.

Even though my 5 generation pedigree doesn’t indicate that any naming convention was used, I still refer back to those conventions in hopes that my ancestors followed a convention. For more information on naming conventions, see the following:

Check out your own pedigree to see how names were passed down in your family.

Fake or Real?

Currently, we are surrounded by the word, fake: fake news, fake cures, fake this, fake that. When it comes to medical treatments, ‘fake remedies’ have been with us for a long time. With the current pandemic, I can certainly understand why. I want a medical remedy that will put this disease and all of its consequences in my rear view mirror.

Thus, I can understand why my pioneer ancestors may have fallen victim to sellers of snake oil. Until today, I was not aware that the term ‘snake oil’ referred to an actual remedy that worked. The Asian Americans used oil from the water snake to treat inflammation. Unfortunately, others tried to profit off of the sale of this treatment, but they lacked access to the Chinese water snake. Instead they skimmed off the oil from boiling rattlesnakes, or substituted other types of oil and marketed it as a cure all. The Pharmaceutical Journal article, The History of Snake Oil has this to say about this oil and the selling of it.

The term “snake oil” is used to describe any worthless pseudo-medical remedy promoted as a cure for various illnesses. By extension, snake oil salesmen are charlatans who sell such fraudulent goods.

So, when I see the occupation, ‘magnetic healer’ listed as the occupation of my great-grandfather, Hiram Currey on the 1900 census, my first thought was of ‘snake oil.’

I recently came across an ad in the newspaper that reminded me of this census entry.

from The Lansing News, 8 June 1900

Since my ancestor moved to western Kansas to farm in 1908 and later census records do not include ‘magenetic healer’ as an occupation, I’m assuming that his career as a magnetic healer did not last long.

As I was thinking about his career, I remembered that we use magnets in the machines that are used in the diagnostic MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). I also remembered that some people wear bracelets containing magnets. Curious as to whether these bracelets actually work, I found an article on WebMD that confirmed that Magnetic Field Therapy is a valid field of medicine.

Thus, it seems that my ancestor, Hiram Currey, wasn’t a ‘snake oil salesman,’ but promoting a treatment that is in use today.

Hiram M. Currey (1835-1901)

Hiram M. Currey was born on 13 Aug 1835 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.18

Hiram Currey was listed on the 1850 census in the household of Jane Currey. According to the census, Hiram was a 15 year old farmer who was born in Indiana. [NOTE: Jane’s will does not include a son named Hiram.].9

Hiram Curry was listed on the 1860 territorial census for Kansas as a head of household. According to the census, Hiram was a 24 year old farmer born in Illinois. Also listed in the household were Angelina and Sarah..1011

He  purchased land that was received by patent by James Dillard for military warrant for service in war of 1812 containing 160 acres on 15 Sep 1860 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.1213

He was mustered in to Company B of the 12th Cavalry Regiment of the Kansas State Militia under Captain Samuel Hollister on 8 Oct 1864 in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States.1415

Hiram was discharged on 27 Oct 1864.1415

He registered for the military draft  in Feb 1865 in Atchison, Kansas.16

Hiram Currey was listed on the 1865 Kansas census as a 29 year old male farmer born in Kentucky. Also living in the household was Mrs. Curry, a 28 year old female born in Illinois, Evaline Curry, a 6 year old female born in Kansas, John H Curry, a 4 year old male born in Kansas and Mary, a 1 year old female born in Kansas..8

Hiram M Curry was listed on the 1870 census as the head of household. According to the census, Hiram was 32 years old and born in Illinois. Also listed in the household were Angeline, a 31 year old female born in Kentucky; Eveline, an 11 year old female born in Kansas; John, an 8 year old male born in Kansas; Mary, a 6 year old female born in Kansas; Hiram, a 3 year old male born in Kansas; and Quincy, an 1 year old male born in Kansas..17

He received patent from United States for NW 1/4 S26T7R21 on 3 Nov 1871 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.18

H M Curry was listed on the 1875 Kansas census as the head of household. According to the census, H. M. Curry was a 40 year old farmer born in Illinois. Also listed in the household was A J Curry, Evey Curry, J. H. Curry, M C Curry, H M Curry, N Q Curry, J G Curry and Lizzie Curry.3

Hiram M Currey was listed on the 1880 census as the head of household. According to the census, Hiram was a 44 year old farmer born in Illinois. Also listed in the household was Angelina, a 43 year old female born in Kentucky. Hiram and Angelina are listed at the bottom of page 18 in ED 147. Listed at the top of page 19 are the following Curreys: John H Currey, a 19 year old male farmer born in Kansas; Eveline, a 21 year old female born in Kansas; Mary C, a 16 year old female born in Kansas; Hiram, a 13 year old male born in Kansas; Wm Q , a 9 year old male born in Kansas; Jane, a 7 year old female born in Kansas; Lizzie, a 5 year old female born in Kansas; and Dora, a 3 year old female born in Kansas.19

H. M. Curry was listed on the 1885 Kansas census as the head of household. According to the census, H. M. Curry was a 50 year old farmer born in Illinois. Also listed in the household was Angeline Curry, age 47 and born in Missouri; John Curry; a single male farmer age 23, born in Kansas, William Currey, a single male age 17 born in Kansas; Hiram Curry, a single male age 15 born in Kansas; James Curry, a single male age 11 born in Kansas; Elizabeth Curry, a single female age 9 born in Kansas; Dora Curry, a single female age 7 born in Kansas; Marion Currey, a single male age 4 born in Kansas and Bessie Moses, a single female age 2 born in Kansas.  H. M. Curry served in the Kansas militia in 1865.6

H. M. Currey was listed as the head of household on the 1895 Kansas State census in Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas. According to the census. H. M. was 60 years old and born in Illinois. H.M. came to Kansas from Missouri. H.M. was a farmer. Also listed in the household were A.J. a 59 year old female born in Kentucky who came to Kansas from Missouri; Dora an 18 year old female born in Kansas; Marrian, Currey, a 14 year old male born in Kansas and Bessie Morris, a 12 year old female born in Kansas.7

Hiram M Currey was listed on the 1900 census as the head of household. According to the census, Hiram was born Aug 1835 in Illinois. Also listed in his household was his wife, Angelina, born Oct 1836 in Kentucky; a son, Marion H, born Mar 1882 in Kansas; a daughter, Dora A, born May 1883 in Kansas; and a granddaughter, Bessie B Morris, born Apr 1883 in Kansas.20

Hiram died on 2 Mar 1901 at the age of 65 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.2,2126

He was buried after 2 Mar 1901 at Mt. Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.2,21,2730

ENDNOTES:

        1. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births “Hiram M. Currey Aug the 13th 1835 at Peoria Ill”

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

        3. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1875 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1875_11; Line: 1.

        4. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 82.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        5. Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925; Roll #: 398; Volume #: Roll 0398 – Certificates: 64001-64300, 30 Aug 1917-01 Sep 1917.

        6. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_73; Line: 26.

        7. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1895 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: v115_77; Line: 2.

        8. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1865 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1865_5; Line: 31.

        9. 1850 U.S. Census, Carroll County, Indiana, population schedule, Carroll County, Indiana, page 290 Image 101 of 130, household 716, Jane Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432

        10. Ancestry.com, Kansas, Compiled Census Index, 1850-1890 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999).

        11. 1860 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 253 Image 27 of 39, household 2401, Hiram Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

        12. Leavenworth County Kansas. Vol. 33, page 633 (Curry.Notebook).

        13. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : [AccessType] [AccessDate]), Hiram M Currey.

        14. Card File, , Card of Curry, H. M., Priv. Co. B, 12th Reg. Kansas State Mlitia.

        15. Kansas Adjutant General’s Office, “Muster Rolls, Kansas State Militia Volume 5,” digital image, Kansas Memory, Kansas Memory (www.kansasmemory.org : online 21 November 2015), H. M. Currey.

        16. “Names of the Drafted,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 24 February 1865, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 1 January 2019).

        17. 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 16 Image 16 of 47, household 125, Hiram M Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132

        18. Leavenworth County Kansas. Patent Vol. 33, p 633.

        19. 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, ED 147, page 78 Image 15 of 34, household 141, Currey HIram M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        20. 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, ED 83, Sheet 20A Image 39 of 48, household 360, Hiram Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623

        21. Lansing News, Lansing, KS, 8 March 1901 p. 3 (Curry.Notebook).

        22. , Letter from V. L. Young, Manager of Mount Munci Cemetery Association dated 13 June 1982 (Curry. Notebook), Mt. Muncie Cemetery, , .

        23. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record: Deaths “Hiram M. Currey died March 2nd 1901”

        24. “Hiram Currey Dead,” Western Life (Leavenworth, KS), 7 March 1901, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 September 2020).

        25. “Well Known Farmer Dead,” The Chronicle-Tribune (Leavenworth, Kansas), 2 March 1901, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie 2 September 2020).

        26. “Hiram Curry Dies,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 3 March 1901, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 September 2020).

        27. , Section 11, Row L, Graves 41, 42, .

        28. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online August 2016), memorial for Hiram Miles Currey (1835-1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. #23796365, created by Laura Tasset Koehn, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Marcia Philbrick, Hiram Miles Currey. Record found online at [WebAddress].

        29. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online 1 January 2021), memorial for H. M. Currey (, BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by mcphilbrick, H. M. Currey.

        30. Mount Muncie Cemetery Association (Leavenworth, Kansas), letter dated 13 jun 1982, Hiram M. Currey. Section 11, Row L, Graves 41, 42.

1857 Martha Scranton Letter

In 1806, Rachel Currey married Samuel Colver in Champaign County Ohio. Rachel and Samuel had five children: Abigail, Sarah, Samuel, Rachel and Hiram. Sarah married Lyman Konkrite in 1827. By 1860 the Konkrites had migrated to Texas where Sarah died in 1874. Rachel married Robert Wilson in 1833 and moved to Illinois. Samuel married Huldah Callender in Logan County Ohio in 1843. Prior to his marriage, Samuel was in Texas where he served as a Texas Ranger under Colonel Edward Burleson. Hiram married Mariah Ward in 1841 in Madison County, Ohio.

In 1849, Samuel and Hiram had moved with their families to St. Joseph, Missouri where they were preparing to move to Oregon. In a letter dated in November (year not specified), Hiram writes his parents about their stay in St. Joseph and the desire to move west. Samuel added a note at the end of this letter. According to their respective land claims, Samuel and Hiram arrived in Oregon in 1850. The two families settled in Jackson County Oregon. In July 1851 Hiram again writes his parents describing the land and explaining why he doesn’t believe his mother would be happy in Oregon.

In 1853, Samuel and Rachel write to their sons in Oregon. The letter urges one of the sons to come back east and help them move to Oregon.

In 1857 Martha Scranton writes to her sister in Oregon.

Green Plain Feb 8 1857
Dear brother and sister
I have once more been permitend to see a letter from you I had almost discouraged of
hearing from you again. There was a report here that the Indians was very bad in your
Vicinity and I was afraid you were all massacred – but the deads alive and the lost if
found but before I proceed further I will tell you we are well my family consist of my
husband self and two boys Lake and George ?my health has been very poor since you left
Ohio bit it now is improving We live near homer on the Moses Patrick farm owned by
James Billington land has become so high here that we hardly ever expect to buy land
here if we owned but one hundred acres of land here I could be content to stay here and
let them go west that love money better than I do I visited you old farm last winter it
value is at 50 dollars an acre I should think Maria you might write to Lydia and I I would
write if I had to take a baby on one knee and my paper on the other I want to know how
many babies Sams folks have how the Old gentleman and Lady likes and so and so Lake
Ellworth is with us some of the time this winter their family has grown up till they have
two young men and three young woman they quite intelligent young people Lake is
teaching in an adjoiny district to us
I don’t know whether you have heard of Quincys death or not he died two years ago last
Aug he left a little girl I had a letter from Alma last week she talks of coming back to
Ohio and I believe Harlow died since you left his girl is now 20 years old she writes she
thinks of visiting us in the spring Isaac has gone to Illinois he owns a little farm near
Springfield Turners widow has married again I have not heard from Wales for three years
the last he wrote me he was married and had a daughter he was carrying on a shop in
Cleveland but his wife had gone to Cincinnatti to make her last visit they were going to
California so you see I correspond with what few relatives I have left on this Earth Our
old father it seemed to me suffered a great deal before he died he was in London he had
rented a little shop and thought to make his living by a few little groceries he couldn’t
bear liquor for six months before he died I had thought many times my heart like stone
towards him but alas I pitied him he had no home and I hand none to ask him to be had
spent all his property and Alma wouldn’t have him about their house and he died among
strangers I believe Lydia has had two children since you left Harlow and Oscar I suppose
Martha and Abi think themselves young woman now for my Lake begins to talk about
the pretty girls and he is not 13 yet althougt he is a large as most boys at 16 my other is 4
and small of his age I will bring my harangue to a close for this is the second long letter I
have written today excuse mistakes for Lake Ellsworth and Scranton have kept such an
incessant gabbling I hardly know what I was writing.
My husband joins in sending his respects to you all
Martha A. Scranton
To Maria Colver
If you think it worthwhile to write

Transcribed by Marcia Philbrick
From photocopy of letter received from
Southern Oregon Historical Society
106 N. Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
March 2002

My Ahnentafel

It’s almost the new year and time again for resolutions. Perhaps you’ve attempted Thomas MacEntee’s Genealogy Do-Over or Amy Johnson Crowe’s ’52 Ancestors’ blog prompts or for the super ambitious, the Genealogy Photo a Day challenge? In the past 5 years, I believe I have started all of these — but finished none.

Randy Seaver’s recent blog post, Dear Randy, How Do You Make that Descendant List in Your ’52 Ancestors’ Posts?, prompted me to review my blogging to see how far I got with blogging about my ancestors.

To start, I used RootsMagic to create an Ahnentafel chart showing my ancestors. Then I searched my blog to see what I have written about those ancestors.

I’m happy to admit that I have successfully blogged about my 3rd and 4th generation ancestors. However, this review also shows that I wasn’t successful with my 5th generation, all of whom I have already researched.

Generation 3

4. Leon Russel Crawford: born 6 Feb 1894 in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States; married 24 Dec 1919 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States; died 3 Oct 1976 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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5. Winnie Letha Currey: born 30 Jun 1903 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States; died 11 Feb 1992 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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6. Edward Osmond Briles: born 21 Jun 1891 in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States; married 29 Oct 1915 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 28 May 1956 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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7. Pauline Edith Mentzer: born 28 Mar 1896 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 16 Jul 1984 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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Generation 4

8. Judson Foster Crawford: born 15 Apr 1866 in Warren, Indiana, United States; married 24 Dec 1890 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States; died 19 Feb 1949 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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9. Josie Winifred Hammond: born 9 Feb 1874 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States; died 27 Sep 1954 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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10. Hiram Miles Currey: born 23 Oct 1866 in Missouri, United States; married 13 May 1891 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States; died 15 Sep 1943 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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11. Winnie Mae Hutchinson: born 6 May 1871 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States; died 23 Sep 1913 in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States.

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12. Edward Grant Briles: born 18 Jul 1869 in Coffey, Kansas, United States; married 19 Feb 1890 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 23 Jul 1951 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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13. Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts: born 7 Apr 1868 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 28 Apr 1947 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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14. Charles Oliver Mentzer: born 1 Jul 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States; married 18 Oct 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 15 Aug 1955 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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15. Nettie Adell Wells: born 5 Feb 1873 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 9 Feb 1939 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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Generation 5

16. Washington Marion Crawford: born 21 Apr 1838 in Warren, Indiana, United States; married 4 Mar 1860 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States; died 23 Aug 1889 in Ford, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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17. Mary Foster: born 28 Aug 1842 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States; died 21 Jan 1929 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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18. Richmond Fisk Hammond: born 20 Nov 1840 in Licking, Ohio, United States; married 1 Jan 1867 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States; died 8 Apr 1928 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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19. Sarah Ellen Ralston: born 11 May 1849 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States; died 18 Oct 1892 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

20. Hiram M. Currey: born 13 Aug 1835 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States; married 3 Aug 1856 in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States; died 2 Mar 1901 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

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21. Angelina Jane Burke: born 30 Oct 1836 in Kentucky, United States; died 26 Mar 1901 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

22. Albert Hutchinson: born abt 1838 in Northhampton, Fulton County, New York; married 14 Sep 1859 in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States; died 22 Jul 1896 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

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23. Julia Harding: born 1840 in New Brunswick, Canada; died 4 Jan 1892 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

24. Noah Washington Briles: born 1840 in Randolph County, North Carolina; married 9 Aug 1866 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States; died 14 Jul 1879 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.

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25. Sarah Jane Thompson: born 7 Aug 1843 in Warrick, Indiana, United States; died 17 Aug 1930 in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

26. James Marshall Ricketts: born 28 Nov 1847 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; married 12 Jul 1866 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 28 Nov 1920 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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27. Rachel Elmeda Christy: born 28 Apr 1845 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 27 Jan 1927 in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.

28. George Mentzer: born 12 Jun 1838 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married 1 Jan 1868 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States; died 19 Jan 1912 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

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29. Emeline Minnick: born 6 Aug 1848 in Pittsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; died 13 Sep 1927 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

30. Thurston Kennedy Wells: born 26 Feb 1821 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States; married 20 Mar 1861 in Van Buren, Iowa, United States; died 3 Jun 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

31. Salome Adell Crandall: born 24 Jun 1836 in Ohio, United States; died 30 Aug 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

In my defense, I have a LOT of blog posts about my research of the various Crawford families in early Lincoln, Madison and Garrard counties, Kentucky. However, I haven’t done as well with my own ancestors. I guess one of my goals for 2021 should be to create blog posts for each of these 5th generation ancestors. Hopefully, that is one goal that I can accomplish!