Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

It’s Saturday Night

Time for Some More Genealogy Fun

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

A)  We all need to document some of the special moments in our lives so we can recall them, or our descendants can learn more about us.  Today’s question is “What was your Thanksgiving Day like this year?”

My Thanksgiving Day can be summarized with 3 words.

  • Cooking
  • Travel
  • Family

Like many of the cooks hosting Thanksgiving dinner, my day started early. However, I wasn’t in my kitchen at home, but in the kitchen at church. My local church hosts an annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Prior to covid, people were able to gather in the church basement and share the meal together. We also offered delivery to shut-ins and those working on Thanksgiving. When covid hit, we eliminated the dine-in option but provided the ability for people to pick up meals to take home. Delivery is still an option within the city limits.

While the turkey is cooked in advance and just re-heated on Thanksgiving day, the stuffing is prepared that morning. I typically work the ‘stuffing prep’ shift that begins between 6 and 6:30 am. Once we have the stuffing in the oven, the turkey is placed in the oven or in roasters and we start heating the corn. While the other two people on the early shift monitor the cooking and continue getting things ready for the next shift to prepare the mashed potatoes and gravy, I start cutting and packaging the pies. Since other help arrived early, we were able to get the pie and most of the jello salads packaged before I left around 10 am.

We served over 225 meals that day which is over 10% of the size of Seneca.

The second portion of my day started around noon when my husband and I travelled to Kansas City to spend the day with my brother’s family. The weather was fantastic and the traffic light making for an enjoyable trip.

The evening was spent with my brother and his wife, their daughters and son-in-law where we enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal prepared by my sister-in-law. (While baking pies and making jello salads on Tuesday, I made extra to take with us to KC.) During dessert, we were joined by my sister-in-law’s nephew and family.

While it was a tiring day, I enjoyed the time with both my church family and with my brother and his family.

James Sellers Family

James Sellers1 was born about 1764 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.2 He was listed on the tax rolls on 6 Aug 1789 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.3 He was listed on the tax rolls in 1791 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.4 James was listed on the tax rolls in 1792 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.5 He was listed on the tax rolls in 1794 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.6 He was listed on the tax rolls in 1795 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.7 James was listed on the tax rolls in 1796 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.8 He witnessed the marriage of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford on 2 Feb 1796 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.1,910 He lived in Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1800.1112 James was listed on the tax rolls in 1807 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.13 He witnessed the marriage of Benjamin Montgomery and Polly Smith on 14 Mar 1807 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.1 He was listed on the tax rolls in 1808 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.14 James lived in Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1810.15 He lived in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1820.16 He died about 1827 at the age of 63 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.17

James Sellers and Mary Crawford were married on 19 Dec 1791 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.12,1821 Mary Crawford18, daughter of John Crawford and Rebekah Douglas, was born in 1771 in Virginia, United States.2,22 She filed land entry papers on 3 Jan 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana.23 She lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 22 Aug 1850.24 Mary died on 6 Aug 1855 at the age of 84 in Putnamville, Putnam, Indiana, United States.17,22,25 She was buried at Putnamville Cemetery in Putnamville, Putnam, Indiana, United States.22,25 James Sellers and Mary Crawford had the following children:

11. John Crawford Sellers was born on 26 Mar 1795 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.24,26 He was born on 26 Mar 1796.2728 He was mustered into Johnson’s regiment, Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Infantry under Capt. Robert B. McAfee on 20 May 1813 in Kentucky, United States.2731 John was mustered out of the militia on 19 Nov 1813.27 He lived in Putnam County, Indiana in 1823.28 He purchased the west half of the north west quarter of section 5 in township 13 north of range 4 west in the district of lands for sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing eight four and 48/100 of an acre on 3 Jan 1828 in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.28,32 John lived in Putnam County, Indiana in 1830.33 He filed land entry papers for the east half of the south east quarter of section six in township thirteen north of range four west in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana containing eighty acres on 3 Jan 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana.3435 He filed land entry papers for the West half of the North West quarter of section eight in township thirteen North of range four West in the district of lands for sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing eighty acres on 3 Jan 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana.36 John was a member of the Presbyterian Church at in Putnamville, Putnam, Indiana, United States.28 He filed land entry papers for the East half of the South west quarter of section five in Township Thirteen North of Range four West in the District of Lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing eighty acres on 9 Sep 1834 in Putnam County, Indiana.37 He lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1840.38 John lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 22 Aug 1850.24 He lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 21 Jun 1860.39 He lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1870.40 John lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 5 Jul 1870.41 He died on 1 Nov 1874 at the age of 79 in Putnam County, Indiana.26,28 He was buried in Nov 1874 at Putnamville Cemetery in Putnam County, Indiana.26,28

John Crawford Sellers and Fannie Ann Brown28 were married on 1 Mar 1821 in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States.28,4244 Fannie Ann Brown45, daughter of William James Brown and Elizabeth Duddleson, was born about 1804 in Virginia, United States.24 She lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 22 Aug 1850.24 She lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 21 Jun 1860.39 Fannie lived in Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 5 Jul 1870.41 She died before 24 Jul 1878 at the age of 74 in Putnam County, Indiana.28 She was buried in 1878 at Putnamville Cemetery in Putnam County, Indiana.28,46 Fannie had letters of administration for her estate issued to Joseph B. Sellers in Jul 1878 in Putnam, Indiana, United States.47

12. Rebecca Sellers was born on 12 Nov 1797 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.4849 She lived in Putnam County, Indiana about 1830.27 She lived in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1850.50 Rebecca lived in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1860.51 She lived in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana in 1870.52 She died on 27 Sep 1871 at the age of 73 in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana.49,53 Rebecca was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States.49

Rebecca Sellers and John Finley Seller were married on 24 Jul 1817 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.4849,5356 John Finley Seller, son of John Sellers and Elizabeth Finley, was born on 22 Feb 1791 in Harrison County, Kentucky.48,53,57 He served in the military in 1812.53 He lived in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana about 1822.48,53 John appeared on the census of 1830 in Putnam, Indiana, United States .58 He lived in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana in 1840.59 He lived in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1850.50 John lived in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana in 1860.51 He lived in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana in 1870.52 He died on 12 Jun 1875 at the age of 84 in Putnam County, Indiana.53,57 John was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States.57

13. Nathan Sellers was born in 1800 in Kentucky, United States.17,60 He  appeared on the census of 1830 in Putnam, Indiana, United States .61 He filed land entry papers for the east half of the north east quarter of section one in township thirteen north of range five west in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing sixty-four acres and fifty six hundredths of an acre on 1 Feb 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana.62 Nathan filed land entry papers for the west half of the north east quarter of section one in township thirteen north of range five west in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing sixty four acres and fifty six hundredths of an acre on 1 May 1833 in Putnam County, Indiana.63 He lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 22 Aug 1850.60 He appeared in the household of George D. Sellers in the census on 22 Aug 1850 in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.60 Nathan appeared in the household of Susan Sellers in the census on 22 Aug 1850 in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.60 He lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1854.17 He lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1856.64 Nathan lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1860.65 He lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa in 1870.66 He died in 1875 at the age of 75 in Appanoose, Iowa, United States.17

Nathan Sellers and Mary Yewell were married on 16 Dec 1824 in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.17,6769 Mary Yewell67, daughter of [Unknown] [Unknown] and Margaret Yewell, was born about 1805 in Kentucky, United States.60,7071 She lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States on 22 Aug 1850.60 She lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1856.64 Mary lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1860.65 She lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa in 1870.66 She lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa in 1880.72 Mary lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa in 1885.73 She died on 20 Sep 1885 at the age of 80 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa.17,7071,74 She was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Moulton, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.7071

14. Sarah Sellers was born on 28 Jan 1806 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.75 She lived in Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1820.76 She lived in Putnam County, Indiana about 1830.27 Sarah lived in Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1850.77 She died on 19 May 1855 at the age of 49 in Decatur, Indiana, United States.78 She was buried at Union Baptist Church in Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United States.78

Sarah Sellers and William Elder were married on 23 Jan 1826 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.7980 William Elder was born in 1802.76 He lived in Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1820.76 He filed land entry papers in 1826 in Decatur, Indiana, United States.76 William lived in Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1850.77

15. William Harvey Sellers was born about 1808 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. He lived with 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 20 to 30, and 1 female 15 to 20 in his household in Putnam County, Indiana in 1830.61 He filed land entry papers on 3 Jan 1831 in Putnam County, Indiana.81 William filed land entry papers for the north half of the north west fractional quarter of section six in township thirteen north of range four west in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing forty-nine acres and ninety eight hundredths of an acre on 18 Mar 1837 in Putnam County, Indiana. He appeared on the census of in 1840 in in Marion Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States [M1] being listed as [M2].82 He lived in Crawford County, Missouri in 1850.83 William on 17 Nov 1853 in Avery (historical), Crawford, Missouri, United States.84 He lived in Johnson Township, Maries, Missouri, United States on 28 Jul 1860.85 He lived in Rolla Township, Phelps, Missouri, United States on 29 Jun 1870.86 William died about 1875 at the age of 67 in Phelps, Missouri, United States.

William Harvey Sellers and Mariah Williams were married on 24 Mar 1830.8789 Mariah Williams was born about 1818. She lived in Crawford County, Missouri in 1850.83 She lived in Crawford County, Missouri in 1850.83 Mariah lived in Johnson Township, Maries, Missouri, United States on 28 Jul 1860.85 She died about 1869 at the age of 51.

William Harvey Sellers and Marian Johnson were married on 20 Jun 1870 in Phelps, Missouri, United States.9091 Marian Johnson86 was born about 1840 in Missouri, United States.86 She lived in Rolla Township, Phelps, Missouri, United States on 29 Jun 1870.86

16. Harrison Perry Sellers was born on 9 Jun 1813 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.92 He filed land entry papers the North East quarter of the South West quarter of section thirty five in township fourteen North of range four West in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana containing forty acres on 9 Sep 1834 in Putnam County, Indiana.93 He filed land entry papers on 9 Sep 1834 in Putnam County, Indiana.94 Harrison appeared on the census of in 1840 in in Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States [M1] listed as [M2].95 He lived in Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1850.96 He filed land entry papers on 1 Apr 1850 in Lucas, Iowa, United States.9798 Harrison filed land entry papers on 1 Aug 1854 in Lucas, Iowa, United States.99 He was assigned warrant #2401 for 40 acres in the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 17 in Township seventy two North of Range twenty West in district of lands subject to sale at Clariton Iowa on 1 Mar 1855 in Lucas, Iowa, United States.100 He was assigned 40 acres in the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of section seventeen in township seventy two North of Range twenty west in district of lands subject to sale at Clariton, Iowa on 1 Mar 1855 in Lucas, Iowa, United States.101 Harrison lived in Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1860.102 He lived in Iowa, United States before 1861.27 He lived in Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1880.103104 Harrison lived in Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1885.105 He died on 23 Jul 1895 at the age of 82 in Russell, Lucas, Iowa, United States.92,106107 He signed a will on 23 Mar 1898 in Lucas, Iowa, United States.108 Harrison was buried at Bethel Cemetery in Williamson, Lucas, Iowa, United States.92

Harrison Perry Sellers and Margaret Van Landingham were married on 27 Nov 1833 in Putnam County, Indiana.109113 Margaret Van Landingham lived in Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1850.96 She lived in Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1860.102 She lived in Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1880.103 Margaret lived in Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1885.105

17. James Nelson Sellers was born on 3 Dec 1817 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.114 He lived in Putnam County, Indiana about 1830.27 He filed land entry papers for the south west quarter of the north east quarter of section thirteen in township thirteen north of range five west in district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing thirty eight and sixty four hundredths of an acre on 10 May 1848 in Putnam County, Indiana. James lived in Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1850.115 He lived in Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1860.116 He lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1870.117 James lived in Edna Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1880.118 He died on 19 Dec 1882 at the age of 65 in Cumberland, Cass, Iowa, United States.114,119120 He was buried at Newlons Grove Cemetery in Cass, Iowa, United States.114

James Nelson Sellers and Matilda Ann McCoy were married. Matilda Ann McCoy lived in Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1850.115 She lived in Dickerson Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1860.116 She lived in Troy Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1870.117 Matilda lived in Edna Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1880.118

ENDNOTES

1. Cook Michael L., compiler, Lincoln County Kentucky Records Vol. 1 (Evansville, IN: Cook Publications, n.d.), p. 18, 47, 349.

2. 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 27 October 2022.

3. Lincoln County Kentucky Tax Books 1787-1788, 1790-1797, 1799-1805, Nathaniel Sellers, 1789; database with images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : viewed online July 2017). Original Source: Kentucky State Historical society.

4. Kentucky, Lincoln County. Tax Books, 1787-1875.  Film #7834472. John Sellers, 1791; image 186; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online April 2019.

5. KY, Bourbon. Tax Books 1787-1793, 1795-1806.  Film #7834472. Nathaniel Sellers, 1791; Image 234 and 235; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online April 2019.

6. Kentucky, Lincoln County. Tax Books, 1787-1875.  Film #7834472. Nathaniel Sellers, 1794; Image 325 and 326; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online April 2019.

7. Kentucky, Lincoln County. Tax Books, 1787-1875.  Film #7834472. James Sellers, 1795; image 345; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online April 2019.

8. Kentucky, Lincoln County. Tax Books, 1787-1875.  Film #7834472. James Sellers, 1796; Image 450; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online April 2019.

9. Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages (Lexington, KY: Keystone Printery, 1929), Lincoln County Marriages page 120 (Crawford.KY.019)

10. Kentucky, Lincoln. Marriage Records, 1781-1961.  Film #192262(DGS 007899121). Sarah Crawford – Wililam Sellers, 2 Feb 1796; Loose Papers, files 1-6 1781-1809: image 485; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

11. “Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890,” database, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019), James Sellers.

12. “Kentucky, Tax Lists 1799-1801,” database online, Genealogy Publishing Company, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019), James Sellars.

13. Kentucky, Garrard County. Tax Books, 1797-1875.  Film #7989 DGS 7834437. James Sellers, 1807; image 73; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 6 October 2022.

14. Kentucky, Garrard County. Tax Books, 1797-1875.  Film #7989 DGS 7834437. James Sellers, 1808; image 138; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed onine 6 October 2022.

15. 1810 U.S. Census, Garrard County, Kentucky, population schedule, Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, image 26 of 38 Image 26 of 39, line 5, Sellars Jas; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).

16. 1820 U.S. Census, Garrard County, Kentucky, population schedule, Garrard, Garrard County, Kentucky, page 533 (image 15 of 36) Image 15 of 36, James Sellers; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).

17. S. Thompson Lewis, compiler and editor, Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monroe Counties, Iowa (New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1903), pages 268-269; digital images, archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 21 October 2022.

18. Dodd, Jordan R., Kentucky Marriages Early to 1800 (: Precision Indexing Publishers, ), p. 49.

19. Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, Lincoln County Marriages page 119 (Crawford.KY.019).

20. Kentucky, Lincoln. Marriage Records, 1781-1961.  Film #192262 (DGS 007899121. Mary Crawford to James Sellers, 19 Dec 1791; Loose papers, files 1-6 1781-1809: image 145; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

21. “Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019), James Sellers.

22. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online April 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. Memorial # 24752935, created by John Rice, citing Putnamville Cemetery, Putnamville, Putnam, Indiana, United States; accompanying photograph by SunCacher, Mary “Poly” Crawford Sellers.

23. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, Polly Sellers, 3 January 1831; database with images, Ancestry.com (: viewed online November 2019). Original Source: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

24. 1850 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, Putnam County, Indiana, page 531B and 532 Image 4 of 26, family 25, John C Sellers; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 6 October 2022); NARA microfilm publication M432.

25. Putnamville Cemetery (www.rootsweb.com: Rootsweb, 1981), (Sellers.IN.002)

26. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2019), memorial for John Crawford Sellers (1795-1874), Find a Grave Memorial no. #24753187, created by Shirley Bryant-Dalton, citing Putnamville Cemetery, Putnamville, Putnam County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by SunCacher, John Crawford Sellers.

27. Booklet, Indiana State Historical Society, (Sellers.IN.004).

28. Weik Jesse W., Weik’s History of Putnam County Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Company, Publishers, 1910), pages 472-474; archive.org viewed online 7 October 2022.

29. A. C. Quisenberry, “Kentucky Troops in the War of 1812,” The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society vol. 10 (Sept 1912); digital copy online, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : viewed online 12 October 2022), film 896508 item 3; DGS 9021052.

30. “Soldiers of 1812 in Putnam County,” Greencastle Banner (Greencastle, Indiana), 27 July 1871, page 3; Digital images, Hoosier State Chronicles (newspaper.library.in.gov : viewed online 12 October 2022).

31. “The War of 1812,” Greencastle Banner (Greencastle, Indiana), 14 April 1858, page 2; Digital images, Hoosier State Chronicles (newspaper.library.in.gov : viewed online 12 October 2022).

32. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 12 October 2022), John C Sellers patent for 84 acres in section 5 T13N R4W.

33. 1830 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Putnam County, Indiana, page 179, John [T] Sellors; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 6 October 2022).

34. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images John C Sellers 80 acres in section 6 T13N R4W.

35. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, John C Sellers, 3 January 1831; .

36. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images John C Sellers – 80 acres in section 8 T13N R42.

37. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images John C Sellers 80 acres section 5 T13N R4W.

38. 1840 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population scheudle, , enumeration district (ED) Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana, page 676, John C Sellers; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 6 October 2022).

39. 1860 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, page 60 Image 20 of 24, household 415, Jno C. Sellers; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2016).

40. 1870 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, Putnam County, Indiana, page 50 Image 14 of 28, family 356, John Sellers Jr; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 October 2022).

41. 1870 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Warren Township, page 50 Image 14 of 28, household 356, John Sellers Jr; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2016).

42. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/) : viewed online 6 October 2022.

43. John Sellars / Fanny Brown, 1821; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 6 October 2022).

44. “Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 24 October 2022), John Sellers.

45. “The Family Tree,” column, The Ohio County Times News (Hartford, Kentucky), 6 April 1972; digital archive, ArchiveInaBox (http://tnh.stparchive.com/search.php?newspaperCode=TNH : viewed online September 2018).

46. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online April 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. Memorial # 24753213,

47. “Gleanings from Our Reporter’s Note Book,” The Indiana Press (Greencastle, Indiana), 28 July 1878, page 4; digital images, Newspaper Archive (newspaperarchive.com : viewed online 14 October 2022).

48. Weik Jesse W., Weik’s History of Putnam County Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Company, Publishers, 1910), page 341 – Luna W. Seller; archive.org viewed online 6 October 2022.

49. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2019), memorial for Rebecca Sellers Selleer (1797-1871), Find a Grave Memorial no. #120633698,

50. 1850 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, page 511, family 257, John F Seller..

51. 1860 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Greenville Township, Putnam County, Indiana, page 41 Image 40 of 40, family 265, John F Seller; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 15 October 2022).

52. 1870 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana, page 122 and 123, family 881, John F Seller..

53. Clementine Railey, History of the House of Ochiltree of Ayrshire, Scotland: with the genealogy of the families of who came to America, and some of the allied families, 1124-1916 (Sterling, Kansas: Bulletin Printing Company, 1916), pages 312-314; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 19 October 2022.

54. Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965, Rebeccah Sellers / John Seller, 24 July 1817; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 15 October 2022).

55. “Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database Rebeccah Sellers / John F. Seller.

56. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/) : viewed online 15 October 2022.

57. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 15 October 2022), memorial for John Finley Seller (1791-1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120633027, created by maintained by Kathy S. / created by Shirley Bryant-Dalton, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana;, John Finley Seller.

58. 1830 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Putnam County, Indiana, page 179, John T Sellors.

59. 1840 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population scheudle, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, page 742, John F Seller.

60. 1850 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana, page 570, family 154, Nathan Sellers..

61. 1830 U.S. Census, Putnam County Indiana, population schedule, Putnam County, Indiana, page 213, William H Sellors.

62. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images Nathan Sellers E1/2 NE 1/4 S1 T13N R5W.

63. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images Nathan Sellers W1/2 NE 1/4 S1T13NR5W.

64. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, George Sellers, 1856; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 24 October 2022). Original Source: State Historical Society of Iowa.

65. 1860 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Iowa, population schedule, Troy Township, Monroe County, Iowa, page 29 Image 12 of 17, family 220, Nathan Sellers; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 24 October 2022).

66. 1870 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Iowa, population schedule, Albia, Monroe County, Iowa Image 18 of 43, family 143, William Neville; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 21 October 2022).

67. Lincoln County Kentucky Records Volume I (Evansville, IN: Cook Publications, 1987), p. 124 (Crawford.KY.154)

68. “Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database Mary Yowell.

69. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/) : viewed online 24 October 2022.

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71. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 24 October 2022), memorial for Mary Sellers (1805-1885), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51776344, created by Donald Bitner, citing Oakland Cemetery, Moulton, Appanoose county, Iowa; accompanying photograph by Donald Bitner, Mary Sellers.

72. 1880 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Iowa, population schedule, Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, ED 138, page 29 Image 29 of 50, family 271, Neville W. E.; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 22 October 2022).

73. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, William E Neville, 1885; .

74. Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952 Certificates, Mary Sellers, 20 September 1885; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 24 October 2022).

75. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 24 October 2022), memorial for Sarah “Sally” Sellers Elder (1806-1855), Find a Grave Memorial no. 121257502,

76. Lester Harding, compiler, History of Decatur County, Indiana: It’s People, Industries and Institutions (Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), pages 698-699; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 24 October 2022.

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Henry Burke Probate

Have you ever tracked the probate of an estate thru multiple years in court records? Such a task was necessary with the estate of Henry Burke of Platte County, Missouri. In the process, court records had to be searched for both Henry Burke and his wife, Elizabeth Burke

1845 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth Burke was appointed administrator of the estate of Henry Burke on 3 Nov 1845 in Platte County, Missouri.

And now at this day comes Elizabeth Burke
and files here affidavit and on her application
this ordered by the court that she be and hereby
is appointed administration of the estate of Henry
Burke deceased and requires her to execute
bond as such administration in the sum of six-
teen hundred dollars with approved security
and there upon the said Elizabeth Burke one
enter her bond as aforesaid in the sum afore
sad with Matthew M. Bland and Alfred Kirk
patric securities which is received and ap
proved by the court.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 215; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1846 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth Burke presented an inventory and bill of sale of the effects for Henry Burke’s estate on 5 Jan 1846 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Now at this day comes Elizabeth Burke admini
stration of the estate of Henry Burke deceased and
presents her inventory and sale bill of the effects of
said estate which were received by the court and
ordered to be preserved on file.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 229; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728.

1846 – PROBATE – Platte County, Missouri

Henry Burke’s estate was ordered to pay D. P. Wallingford $56.75 and John G. Burk $85 on 2 Mar 1846 in Platte, Missouri, United States.[1]

Monday March 2nd 1846
D. P. Wallingford
vs
Estate of H F Burke
Legal notice being duly
served upon the administration of said estate
and the demand of plaintiff being proven
the allows the said plaintiff fifty six dollars
75 cts assigns his demand to the 5th days
John G Burk
Vs
Estate of H F Burke dec’d
Legal notice being
served on the administration of said estate, ordered
by the plaintiffs demand for eighty five dollars be
allowed and assigned to the 5 days.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 255; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728.

1846 – COURT– Platte County, Missouri

A claim for $122 against the estate of Henry F Burke was granted to William C. Moore on 4 Apr 1846 in Platte, Missouri, United States.[1]

Wednesday April 4th AD 1846
William C Moore
Vs
Henry F Burke Deceased
Notice having been pro
ven, the Court allows the plaintiffs claim of $122
unto and assigned to the 5th days

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 246; Estate of H. F. Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728.

1846 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

His estate was authorized to sell a negro girl named Clovia on 4 May 1846 in Platte County, MIssouri.

The court authorizes the administration of
Henry F Burk deceased to sell a negro girl named
Clovia, belonging to said estate to the highest bid
der on the first day of the June county court
on a audit of twelve months.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 256; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728.

1846 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

His estate was ordered to pay Robert Shaw $5.333 and James Kuykendall $12 on 1 Jun 1846 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Robert Shaw
vs
Estate of H. F. Burke deceased legal notice being
received the court allows plaintiff five dollars and
33 cents for his debt and assign it to the 5th day.

James Kuykendall
vs
Estate of H. F. Burke deceased legal notice being
received the court allows plaintiff twelve dollars
for his debt and assigns to the 5th day.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 261; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1846 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Henry Burke’s estate was ordered to pay J. Woods $9 on 5 Aug 1846 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

J Woods
vs
Estate of H F Burke deceased legal notice being
waived the court allows plaintiff nine dollars
for his debt and assigns it to the 1st day.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 267; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1847 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

His estate was ordered to pay Benjamin Holliday $7.40 on 2 Feb 1847 in Platte County, Missouri.

Benjamin Holliday
vs
The Estate of Henry F Burk dec’d
acct 7.40 dollars
legal motion
being waived in open court
and the court being satisfied with proof the amt of
seven dollars and forty cents is aclaimed by this court and
assigned to the 5th class

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 309; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1847- COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth Burke made her first annual statement as administratrix for the estate of Henry Burke on 8 Feb 1847 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Now here comes Elizabeth A Burk administratrix of estate of Henry F Burk makes her first annual settlement which is in the words and figures following to wit:

For amount of sale bill of personal estate Filed July 5, 1845 $483.93
for amount of proceeds of sale of negro girl $299.28

Total Indebtness $783.18

By payment to Dr. W I Westerfield voucher No 1 $7.00
By payment to Peter Bishler voucher no 2 $5.00
by payment to John W Taylor voucher no 3 $2.50
by payment to A. M. Bett voucher no 4 $10.00
by payment to G P Past voucher no 5 $2.19
by payment to G W Goodlander voucher no 6 $3.50
by balance being indebtedness Feb 8 1846 $750.99

Now here comes Elizabeth Burk administratrix of the
estate of Henry F Burk deceased and files in
open court here her petition in writing stating that the
personal estate of said deceased is insufficient to pay
the debts of said estate, and prays for the sale of the
real estate of said deceased to wit: lots no. 11 and 12 in
block no 42 in the town of Weston in Platte County
or so much thereof as will pay the debts of said
estate. Accompanied by a true account of her admin
istration. A list of the debts due and by the said de
ceased and remaining unpaid and accounting
of the real estate and the remaining personal
and all the assets in her hands. The whole verified
by the affidavit of the said administratrix
It is therefore ordered by the court that all per
sons interested in said estate be notified thereof
and that unless the contrary be shown on the first
day of the next May session of this court AD 1847
An order will be made for the sale of the
whole of said real estate as will pay the debts of
estate and expenses of administration such notice
may be given by ten hand bills put up in the pub
lic places in Platte County in which said real estate
is situate. Court adjourns till 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 313; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1847 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth filed a petition for the sale of real estate in Henry Burke’s estate to pay debts on 6 May 1847 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Thursday May 6 AD 1847
In Matter of Estate of
Henry F Burke deceased
Order to sell real estate
And now here comes Elizabeth Burke
administratrix of said decedents estate and proves to the
satisfaction of the court that she has notified according
to law all persons interested in said estate that she has
filed her petition in this court praying the sale of the
real estate of said decedent or so much thereof as will be
sufficient to pay the debts of said estate and the expenses of
administration, said petition being accompanied by a true
account of her administration, a list of debts due to and
by the deceased and remaining unpaid, and an inventory of
the real estate and remaining personal estate with its appraised
value and of all the assets in her hands. The [whoh] verefied
by the affidavit of said administratrix. and the court
being satisfied that the prayer of said petition ought to be
granted doth order that the said Elizabeth Burke as such
administratrix sell the following described real estate or so
much thereof as will be sufficient to pay the debts of said estate and the
expenses of administration, that is to say
lots number eleven and twelve in block number forty two
with their appurtenances, situated in the county of Platte in
the state of Missouri, said real estate to be sold at public
or private sale in the discretion of said administratrix. If at
public sale, to be at the court house door in Platt City
on the first Monday in August next between the hours
of ten o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon
of said day at public outcry and openly by auction to
the highest bidder, first giving 4 weeks notice in a newspaper
or twenty days previous notice by ten written notices
posted up at different public places in said County of
Platt of the true place and terms of sale.
And that said administratrix report her proceedings
herein to the next August term of this Court
Ordered that court adjourn until
Nine o’clock tomorrow morning.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 339; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1847 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth Burke was authorized as administratrix of the estate of Henry Burke to sell lots 11 and 12 in block 42 on 4 Aug 1847 in Platte, Missouri, United States

In the matter of the Estate of
Henry F Burk dec’d
Ordered by the court that Elizabeth Burk
administratrix of said estate by and she is hereby authorized
and required to sell the following real estate belonging to said estate
to wit: lots no. 11 and 12 in block no 42 in the Town of Weston
either at public or private sale on the first week of the next
Sept. circuit court she first giving public notice of said
sail by posting up hand bills to that effect.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 358; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728.

1847 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth was ordered by the court as administratrix of the estate of Henry Burke that she be authorized to sell lot in block 42 on 1 Nov 1847 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Ordered by the court that Elizabeth Burke, administratrix of the
Estate of Henry F. Burke deceased be the authorized to sell lot no
in block no 42 in the town of Weston at private or public sale
by giving four weeks notice by 10 written hand bills in ten pub
lic places in this county to be sold if at public sale on the
first day of the next session of this court on a cr of six months
the purchase giving bond with approved security.

Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887. Film #988945 DGS 7631728. Elizabeth Burke, 1 Nov 1847; Vol. 1: page 170 (image 97); digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 5 September 2022.

1847 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

On 6 Dec 1847, she was ordered by the court to continue the sale of town lot in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States

Ordered by the court that Elizabeth Burke administratrix
of the estate Henry F Burke deceased continue the sale of town lot
in Westin until the first Monday in January 1847.

Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846, image 339; Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728

1848 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth Burke submitted the second annual report for the estate of Henry Burke on 7 Feb 1848 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Now here came Elizabeth Burk administratrix of the
Estate of Henry F Burk dec and makes her 2 annual
settlement of said estate, which stands thus

amt at last settlement $750.90
Cash rec’d since that time $259.02
total $1000.00

Contra Cr
1 Clks fees for recording $ .75
2 Lewis Clerks fee $6.10
3 Amt pd Martin Bland $15.00
4 Amt Dr. A. M. Bett $ 8.00
5 Amt D. P. Mallingford $15.00
6 Amt Nathan Newby $ 3.00
7 Amt paid J Woods $ 9.00
8 Amt paid Saml Dowery $ 2.00
9 P. C. Poacity $ 6.92 $1000.00 debts
10 W H Bell $ 40.00
11 B Holladay $ 3.00
12 W H Bell $140.00
13 Jas Kuykendall $ 5.00
14 J. G. Coksill $ 6.00 259.77 credits

Bal on hand Feb 7 1848 $740.24

Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887. Film #988945 DGS 7631728. Henry Burke Estate, 7 Feb 1848; Vol. 1: page 235 (image 131); digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 5 September 2022

1848 – COURT – Platte County, Missouri

Elizabeth made a report to the court about the insufficient personal property to pay the debts of Henry Burke’s estate on 10 Nov 1848 in Platte, Missouri, United States.

Now at this time of the court comes Elizabeth Burke administratrix
of the estate of Henry F Burk deceased and files her report of all the
proceedings in relation to the sale of real estate made under the order of this
court which is as follows
Whereas at the February term of the County Court of Platte County
Missouri, the said administratrix filed her petition in the court as
the law requires showing the amount of indebtedness of said estate
and also of the amount of money on hand and due said estate, and
sharing to the said satisfaction of the court that the personal property is wholly
insufficient to pay the debts of said estate and praying for a sale order for
the sale lots no. 11 & 12 in block no. 42 situate in the town of Weston
Platte County aforesaid which petition references may be had to said petition
now on file in this office, whereupon the said court proceed to make an
order requiring said administratrix to notify all person interested in said
estate to be [?] appear at the May term of said county court AD 1847 to
show cause why said order of sale should not be made by posting up
ten hand bills in ten public places in said county, where upon at the August
Term AD 1847 of said county court the said administratrix proved
to the satisfaction of the court that she has notified according to law
all persons interested in said estate and the court being satisfied
that the prayer of the petitioner ought to be granted did then and
there order and require that the said Elizabeth as adminstratrix
aforesaid, sell the above described real estate, or so much thereof
as will be sufficient to pay the debts of said estate and ex
penses of administration at public auction at the courthouse
door in Plate City on the 1st Monday in August AD 1847 first
giving 4 weeks notice in same newspaper or twenty days notice
previous to the day of sale, by ten written notices posted up
at different public places in said county of Platte, of time, places
and manner of said sale, whereupon at the August session of
said court AD 1847 said court made an order requiring
the said real estate above described to be sold at the said November
term 1847 of the first week of the circuit court within and
of said county also requiring the said administratrix to give pub
lic notice — whereupon the said administratrix proceeded to sell
said real estate on the 6th day of September 1847, and William
Bell, then and then became the purchaser of lot no. 12 in block
no 42, for the sum of twenty dollars and James Johnson
was the highest and best bidder for not no 11 in block no 42
for the sum of thirty five dollars said Johnson refusing to pay
the purchase money on said lot no 11 in block no 42 where
upon at the November term of said court said administratrix
was ordered to resell said lot no 11 in block no 42 on the
first day of the next December term 1847 of said court by giving
four weeks notice by posting up 10 hand bills in 10 of the
court, a copy of which notice is herewith filed as part of this
report — whereupon, whereupon the said administratrix on the
first Monday in December and whilst the county court
of said county was in session, the same being the 6th day of
December AD 1847, proceeded at the court house door to sell
said lot no 11 in block no 42 to the highest bidder and with
our Mr. Suggett being the highest & best bidder, said lot was cried off
to him at the price of twenty one dollars and twenty five cents
whereupon said Suggett executed his bond with approved
surety for the payment of said money as required by the
order of this court, whereupon the said Elizabeth Burke as
administratrix aforesaid mad and executed her deed as
aforesaid to the aforesaid purchaser on the 9th day of Nov
ember AD 1848, all of which is respectfully submitted

Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887. Film #988945 DGS 7631728. Henry Burke Estate, 10 Nov 1848; vol. 1: page 459-460; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 5 September 2022

Duggins Land

Have you ever encountered a record referencing someone with the same name as a person you are researching, but question whether it is the same person? That was my situation when I searched the Bureau of Land Management records for Henry Duggins. I found a Henry Duggins with 2 parcels of land in Indiana.

If this land had been in Warren County, Indiana where his brother and his step-brother filed for land, I would have prioritized finding additional records to verify the land was patented by Henry Duggins, step-son of James Crawford. Since the land was not in Warren county, seeking such records was low on my priority list. However, these two patents contain clues indicating that it is the same person.

The 1837 patent indicates that Henry Duggins was from Preble County, Ohio.

United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 25 August 2022), Henry Duggins.

The 1852 patent indicates that Henry Duggins was a private in Captain Hendricks Company which matches other information about Henry Duggins, step-son of James Crawford.

United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 25 August 2022), Henry Duggins.

Fortunately, the will of Henry Duggins ties this all together by indicating how these two parcels of land are to handled.

Will of Henry Duggins

Preble County, Ohio
Record of wills 1808-1901

Wills v. D 1855-1870
Film 564861 DGs 5868428

Page 307
Henry Duggins Will
The State of Ohio Preble County
Be it remembered that heretofore to wit before the Probate
Court within and for the County of Preble and State of Ohio
held at the Court House in Eaton on the fifteenth day of
June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty two, by John V Campbell Judge of said court
The last will and testament of Henry Duggins late of Washington
Township Preble County Ohio, deceased was this day brought
before the Court, and was proved by the oaths of Isaac Stephens
John P Acton and John Halderman the witnesses thereto whose
satisfaction of the Court that the said Henry Duggins at the time
of executing said will was of full age, and of sound mind,
and memory and not under any restraint. it is ordered that said
will and the proof so reduced to writing be recorded. And
thereupon Jane Duggins the executrix named in said will
appeared in open court and relinquished said trust as executrix
of the said estate with the will annexed and thereof upon
on motion of said John Halderman. It is ordered that
Letters of Administration with the will annexed be granted
to the said John Holderman who appeared in open court
and accepted said appointment and gave bond with
Isaac Stephens and John P. Acton County to the acceptance
of the Court in the penalty of three thousand dollars conditioned
according to law, whereupon the court appoint Joseph L Campbell
Harding Bruce and John P. Acton to appraise the personal
property of said estate, The said Jane Duggins widow of
said Henry Duggins deceased, this day came into open court
and elected to take under the provision of her said husbands
will, in lieu of Dower, said examination of witnesses was
reduced to wording as follows the State of Ohio Preble County Ss
Preble County, Probate Court Personally appeared in open
Court, Isaac Stephens, John P. Acton and John Holderman
of lawful age who being duly sworn depose and say that
the paper writing now exhibited in court is the last will and
testament of Henry Duggins late of Preble County deceased
that they saw him sign and heard him acknowledge the same
that they signed the same as witnesses in his presence and
at his request and that at the time of executing the same
he was of full age of sound mind and memory and not
under any restraint. I Stephens, John P. Acton, John Halderman
Sworn affirmed and subscribed in open Court the 15 day of
June AD 1852. John V. Campbell, Probate Judge. Said will
is in the words and figures following to wit. I Henry Duggins
of Preble County Ohio make and declare this to be my last
will and testament as herein after stated. It is first my will
and desire that all my just debs and funeral charges and
expenses be fully paid out of my estate, I give an

page 308
Henry Duggins Will
devise to my wife Jane Duggins my homestead farm whereon we
now live being in Preble County, Ohio to be held by her for her use and
benefit during her natural life for the purpose of making her a comfortable
home and a full and competant support and maintenance during her
natural life and in relation to my personal estate I wish my said wife
to claim and take under the provisions of the Statutes I wish my chattel
as personal property to be sold by my executor according to the law
regulating the sale of such property by Administrators and Executors
It is my will and I do order and direct my executrix to sell my
80 acre lot or 1/2 quarter section of land lying in Randolph County
and State of Indiana
at such time and in such way and manner
and on such terms as she may think most to be advantage of my estate
and as such sale to make to the purchaser a good and sufficient title
ordered of conveyance, if necessary to contain covenants of general
warranty, I give and devise to my grandson Henry Duggins
the son of my son Washington P. Duggins my half quarter section
of land containing 80 acres more or less and lying and being
in the State of Indiana and being the East half of the North
west quarter of section No 21 in Township No 33 and Range one
west on the Meramac Land District,
I give and bequeath to my
daughter Caroline Dooley two thousand dollars which I wish
paid to her as soon as funds can be raised out of my estate without
putting my homes and farm to sale before the death of my said wife, I give
and bequeath to my five grand children who are the children of my son
Cornelius V. Duggins deceased, the sum of two thousand dollars which is to be equally
divided amongst and between them share and share alike or the survivor of them which
said bequest of 42000 is not to be paid to them until the death of my said wife
Jane Duggins and the sale of my said homestead farm and then to be paid out
of the process of my said farm I give and bequeath to my son Washington P. Duggins
One thousand Dollars which said $1000 is to be paid to him after the death of my said wife
and about of the proceeds of the sale of my said homestead farm. It is my will and I do
so order and direct that my Executrix herein named proved and furnish within
some reasonable time after my decease suitable substantial marble or Italian marble
grave stone for my own grave, and also grave stones of the same kine & quality
for the graves of my sons William, John and Nathan which said grave stones
are to be paid for out of my estate, and all the balance, residue and remainder
of my estate not herein before disposed of I give and bequeath to my grand
children to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike
at the death of my said wife I wish my said homestead farm to be sold.
I hereby appoint my wife Jane Duggins to be Executrix of this my last
will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this 3rd day of April AD 1852
Henry Duggins his mark
Witness present and who have
subscribed their names at the request of the testator
I. Stephens John P. Acton John Halderman

Ohio, Preble. Record of wills, 1808-1901. Film #564861 DGS 58868428. Henry Duggins, 3 Apr 1852 volume D: page 307-308; FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 25 August 2022.

Unions in the Tree

Since today is Labor Day, I thought I’d pull an old post about my ancestor’s union membership. The following was first published in September 2016.

Both my grandfather, Leon Crawford, and great-grandfather, Judson Crawford,  worked for the railroad – for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. I don’t remember my grandfather talking about union activities but he was a lifelong member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

1967-Crawford-Leon-Railroad-Retirement-50yrs-Veterans

My father, Eugene Crawford,  went into teaching instead of joining his father at the railroad yards. However, my father did follow his father’s footsteps when it came to professional involvement. As a young teacher in Dodge City, he attended the Garden City section of the Kansas State Teachers Association and was elected as a delegate to the state assembly. (“Agree Convention, Hunting Don’t Mix,” Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kansas), 7 Nov 1958, Newspapers.com)

Elected Delegate

In addition to his involvement in the teacher’s association, my father was active in the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Crawford-Eugene-b1927-1967-NSTA

As my science teaching methods teacher, I’m sure my father encouraged my to be active in my profession. However, it was his example that led me to not only join but participate in KNEA (Kansas National Education Association) and the professional organizations associated with my teaching assignment.

It was even his car and gasoline that allowed us to attend the regional conventions of the National Science Teachers Association during those early years of our career. Education has mad big strides from those early years when there wasn’t any form of reimbursement for attending professional conferences. Whether it was the annual KATS (Kansas Association of Teachers of Science) Kamp at Rock Springs or regional and national meetings, the cost of registration, lodging, meals and transportation were the responsibility of the teacher. Not only did teachers have to pay for everything, they had us use precious personal leave or take leave without pay to attend. For us, the addition of professional leave was a major victory in the contract negotiations. The bonus came a year or two later when reimbursement for some of the expense was granted.

In those years, I called KNEA a professional organization because it fought for my professional rights. I never really considered it a union until more recently. Besides working to grant teachers the ability to be active professionally, the local association worked to broaden definitions of sick leave. One of the first steps in this process was to allow a teacher to use his/her sick leave to be with a family member during an illness. Prior to that change, teachers had to use their personal leave (that’s why it was so precious) or be docked pay to stay home with a sick child or be at the hospital bed of a child, sibling or parent. The next step was to allow sick leave to be used for funerals of immediate family members.

The changes in the definition of sick leave and the recognition of the needs for professional leave and reimbursement were the contract items most important to me. However, over the years, NVTA (Nemaha Valley Teachers Association) worked hard for other changes that affected the work day. These changes included a 25 minute duty-free lunch period and time set aside daily for preparation and planning. (USD 115 2016-2017 Negotiated Agreement)

On this Labor Day, I’m thankful for all of those that have gone before me — working for working conditions and benefits that are now taken for granted.

Saturday Tidbits

1940 Draft – Nemaha County, Kansas

Courier Tribune
December 12, 1940

Draft Order
(Official List Continued)

751 Raymond V. Savage
752 Melvin Armstrong Noel
753 Kenneth Dale McKee
754 Halsey McLaughlin
755 George Edward Olberding
756 Martin Owen Ford
757 Vernon Berton Tibbetts
758 Ira Laverne Schroeder
759 John Felix Wilhelm
760 Frank Joseph Hermesch
761 Harold William Schleif
762 Francis Edward Becker
763 Elwyn Charles Haug
764 Benedict Paul Clacys
765 Leonard Andrew Adams
766 Clarence William Ford
767 Allen Louis Gilbert
768 Luther James Clark
769 Cyril Henry Holthaus
770 Albert Lester Andrick
771 George Edwin Eichelberger
772 Harold Levern wood
773 Gerald Francis Sourk
774 Frederick F. Stoldt
775 Francis William Andres
776 Harold Elbert Fund
777 Paul C. C. Korber
778 Reuben N. Moser
779 Leo John Waller
780 Clarence Raphael Haug
781 Lyle Sylvester Russell
782 David Edelman
783 Herbert Kreitzer Lichty
784 LeRoy A. VanDalsen
785 Eldred Allen Lowry
786 Francis LeRoy Zelfer
787 John Lawrence Welborn
788 Richard George Hatch
789 Cyril Herman Boeding
790 Arthur Mile Carpenter
791 Carl S. Krotzinger
792 Louis Wenger
793 Wilbur Samuel Haxton
794 Howard Charles Luse
795 Victor Merle Krainbill
796 Joseph Frank Wicki
797 Jake A Lehman
798 Joseph Anthony Burdick
799 Francis G. Engelken

Friday Find

I found another unrelated WELLS obituary in my files that I don’t believe connects to my tree.

FATAL INJURY
TO A PUMPER
Oil Field Worker Struck
by Crowbar
Reached the Brain
Heavy Instrument Crushed
Right Temple
Clarence Wells Died in a Motor
Car as It Passed East lola on
Way to Hospital
Clarence Wells, aged about 35, a drilling rig workman
employed on an oil lease near Neosho Falls, died late
yesterday evening in an automobile in which he was being
taken to St. John’s hospital for surgical treatment. As the
motor car passed through East Iola Wells’ life flickered
out. Dr. Hering of Leroy was accompanying the patient in
the hope of reaching the hospital in time to resort to
heroic surgical measures as a final effort to save the man’s
life.
Mr. Wells was struck in the right temple by a crowbar.
The heavy iron had crushed in the skull and penetrated the
brain.
The accident occurred according to information received
here while Wells was attempting to crank up a gas engine.
It seems that the machine being out of repair, caused Wells
to attempt to throw in the clutch with the crowbar. When
the engine fired, the bar was kicked back against Mr. Wells,
striking him in the right temple.
Mrs. Wells, accompanied by relatives were expected to
arrive here this afternoon to take charge of the body and
take it back to Leroy where funeral services will be held.
Mr. Wells was a pumper and had been employed in the
field around Neosho Falls and Leroy for some time.

The Iola Daily Register (Iola, Kansas) Wednesday Evening, Mary 8, 1922, page 1 column 1.

Since I transcribed this death notice from newspaper microfilm at the Kansas State Historical Society, I did not obtain an image of the article. However, I was able to find this article and several copies of it on Newspapers.com.

This Iola Register article was also published in the Chanute Daily Tribune and the Chanute Weekly Tribune.

Chanute Daily Tribune (Chanute, Kansas) 9 March 1922, page 5. available on Newspapers.com
Chanute Weekly Tribune (Chanute, KS) 10 March 1922, page 1. available on Newspapers.com

An abbreviated version of the article was also published in The Coffeyville Daily Journal and The Fredonia Daily Herald.

The Coffeyville Daily Journal (Coffeyville, Kansas) 10 March 1922, page 4. available on Newspapers.com
The Fredonia Daily Herald (Fredonia, Kansas) 10 March 1922, page 1. available on Newspapers.com

While trying to figure out whether Clarence Wells was related to my WELLS line, I was only able to find a memorial for him on Find a Grave. I have not been able to locate this Clarence Wells on an Ancestry Tree or on FamilySearch. Nor, have I been able to locate him in the 1920 census in Coffey or any adjoining county in Kansas. Thus, it is a mystery who Clarence’s family is.

Friday Finds

Do you have newspaper clippings in your files? Not only do I have clippings saved by my grandmothers, but I also have images of newspapers articles from my early days of research. One of those photocopies is a list of many of my MENTZER relatives who attended the funeral of John Williams, husband of Clara Mentzer Williams.

Yates Center News
1 Aug 1957
page 5 col 3

Out-of-Town Relatives Here for Williams Rites

Out-of-town relatives attending funeral services of John W. Williams ere: Mrs. Everett Powner and Joyce, Paola, Kas.; Mrs. Walter Willis, Ottawa, Kas.; Mrs. Bill Foster and Tommie, Osawatomie, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Williams, Burlington, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Arza Hammond, Burlington, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Williams, Westphalia, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Griffin, Burlington, Kas.; Mrs. Pauline Briles, Emporia, Kas.; Mrs. Gladys Green, Emporia, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Hurbert Mentze,r LeRoy, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mentzer, Neosho Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers, Paola, Kas.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mentzer, San Gabriel, Calif.; Rev. and Mrs. Wendell Tolle, Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Macoubrie, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Norryce Mentzer, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Osburn, Junction City, Kas.; C. H. Butler, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Smith, Kansas City, Kas.; Cpl. John Lynden Smith, Las Vegas, Nev.

I thankful I found and copied this article since it identifies many of the MENTZER family members along with giving their place of residence.

Friday Find

Charles Goodrich Hamond

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and Knox County

page 218

Hammond, Charles Goodrich, Railway Manager, was born at Bolton, Conn., June 4, 1804 spent his youth in Chenango County, N.Y., where he became Principal of the Whitesboro Seminary (in which he was partially educated), and entered mercantile life at Canandaigua; in 1834 removed to Michigan, where he held various offices, including member of the Legislature and Auditor: in 1852 completed the construction of the Michigan Central Railroad (the first line from the East) to Chicago, and took up his residence in that city. In 1855 he became Superintendent of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, but soon resigned to take a trip to Europe for the benefit of his health. Returning form Europe in 1869, he accepted the Superintendency of the Union Pacific Railroad, but was compelled to resign by failing health, later becoming Vice-President of the Pullman Palace Car Company. He was Treasurer of the Chicago Relief & Aid Society after the fire of 1871, and one of the founders of the Chicago Theological Seminary (Congregational); also President, for several years, of the Chicago Home for the Friendless. Died, April 15, 1884.

Charles G. Hammond evidently had a very successful career with the railroads. A search of Newspapers.com for an obituary found several obituaries that provide more details about his successful life.

“The Long Roll,” The Chicago Tribune, 16 Apr 1884, page 2. (Available on Newspapers.com)

Included in the obituary found in the April 16, 1884 issue of The Chicago Tribune were details about the Ancestry of Charles G. Hammond.

His Ancestry

Col. Hammond’s blameless private life and his eminent success and long and important public services are but another illustration that “blood will tell.” He comes of a long line of intellectual and substantial Christian people. His mother was a Goodrich — a most worthy representative of the old Connecticut family whose name she bor. To Edward Hubbard, Esq., the well-known genealogist and family historian of this city, The Tribune is indebted for the following:

Memoranda of the ancestry of Charles Goodrich Hammond — Col. Hammond was born at Bolton, Conn., June 4, 1804, and was the eldest son of Chester and Fanny (Goodrich) Hammond. His earliest ancestor of whom we have positive knowledge was Thomas Hammond, of Lavenham, Suffolk County, England, who married Rose Trippe May 14, 1573.

They had seven children, five daughters and two sons, whose baptisms are given on the parish register at Lavenham, A.D. 1574 to 1587. The two sons, William, baptized Oct. 20, 1575, and Thomas, baptized Jan. 9, 1856, emigrated to America. William settled at Watertown, Mass., where he died at the age of 87 in 1662. Thomas Jr., with his wife Elizabeth, lived at Cambridge Village (Newton), Mass., where he died Sept. 20, 1675, 200 years ago, at the patriarchal age of 89, leaving two sons and two daughters and what was then a handsome estate inventorying L1,155 16s 2d.

Thomas Hammond third, married Elizabeth daughter of Isaac Stedman, in 1662, and died of small-pox Oct. 20, 1678. They had seven children, of whom the third, Isaac, born Dec. 20, 1668 married Ann Kendrick, daughter of Elijah and Hannah (Jackson) , and had four sons and three daughters. The youngest of these, Elijah Hammond, born Oct. 7, 1711, married Oct. 13, 1732, Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Kingsbury. They, Elijah and Mary Hammond, had children — no record of the number. The eldest, Nathaniel, born Sept. 16, 1733, married for his first wife Dorothy Tucker, and for his second, Eleanor Olmsted. This Nathaniel Hammond lived in Bolton, Conn, and was the father of sixteen children — nine by his first wife Dorothy, and seven by Eleanor — of whom Charles, born Nov. 25, 1779, married oct, 18, 1801, Frances, daughter of John Goodrich, a descendent in the sixth generation from William Goodrich and Sarah Marvin, of Wethersfield, Conn., 1648, ancestor of “Peter Parley” and many other distinguished representatives of that name. Among his other ancestors may be found the names of Bacon, Coleman, Edwards, Jackson, Kendrick, Kingsbury, Stedman, Thompson and Treat — all names of honorable mention among the early settlers of New England.

Friday Finds

Horatio Hammond Death Certificate

Physicians Certificate of Death
State of Illinois, Knox County
State Board of Health

Name Horatio Hammond

Age 81 years 0 months 14 days. Occupation Farmer

Date of death Nov 7th hour 8 am * Widower

Nationality and place where born Born in Connecticut

How long resident in this state Thirty-One (31) yrs

Place of death Ont Twnsp

Cause of death Chronic Nephritis

Duration of disease

Place and date of burial Ontario Ont Tp Nov 8 187[0]

Name and place of undertaker Wm Sumner Oneida Knox Co. Ills
Dated at Woodhull Dec 8th 1879 W. H. Lowry M.D.
Residence Woodhull

State of Illinois
County of Knox

Filed: December 11, 1879

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct coy of the Death Record of the Person named above and that this record was established and filed in my office in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Statutes relating to the registration of deaths, births and stillbirths.

Dated: January 20 1983 [Yvonne Tahl]
Knox County Clerk
Galesburg, IL 61401

(SEAL)

“Illinois Death Certificate” (Physician’s Certificate of Death, ), “Horatio Hammond”. Hereinafter cited as “Illinois Death Certificate”.