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Note for:   Martha E. WEIR,   ABT 1843 -          Index

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     Lived in Carthage Co, MO

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Note for:   William Henry WEIR,   14 JUN 1847 - 30 DEC 1923         Index

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     1880 census for Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
    Henry W. WEIR M Male 33 IL Musical Inst. Agt.
    Eliza WEIR M Female 24 IA Keeping House
    William WEIR S Male 2 MO
    James D. WEIR M Male 67 KY Works In Garden
    Fidellia WEIR M Female 60 IL

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Note for:   Marion WEIR,   ABT 1856 -          Index

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     1880 Census for Twin Groves, Jasper Co, Missouri
LDS website
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birth Mother's
    Jacob A. LOOP Self M Male W 54 OH Hotel Keeper VT OH
    Carrie LOOP Wife M Female W 38 PA House Keeper PA PA
    Clara B. LOOP Dau M Female W 15 PA OH PA
    Ella LOOP Dau S Female W 13 MN OH PA
    Charles HURSHER Other M Male W 21 NY BAV BAV
    Marion WIER Other M Male W 24 IL IL IL
    Fanny WIER Other M Female W 20 OH IL IL
    Albert WIER Other S Male W 1 MO NY OH
    Joseph HACKNEY Other S Male W 23 IL Physician IL IL

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Note for:   Isaac BRINEGAR,    -          Index

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     1880 Census for Talkington Twp, Sangamon Co, IL
BrinegarIsaacm 68farmerKYKYKY
Emilyf 60 wifeKY?KY?KY?
Thomasm 27 sonKyKYKY
Lizzief 21 daughterKyKYKY
Williams Annief 19 granddaughterILILIL

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Note for:   Paul HUNTER,   14 JAN 1867 - 5 JAN 1928         Index

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     Taylor Co, IA newspaper abstracts: Hunter, Paul, 61, d StFran, neptiritis & pneu; wed 13 Sep 1891 Perthena Payton at Bfd; f John Hunter; i FBfd. BTR 12 Jan 1928, BTR 05 Jan 1928.

From History of Taylor County, Iowa: from the earliest historic times to 1910 by Frank E. Crosson. Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1910:
"No history of Taylor county would be complete without mention of Paul Hunter who for many years has been a well-known figure in public circles and has, moreover, been identified with the agricultural interests of Taylor county for several years. He is also numbered among the early settlers of this district, dating his residence here since 1872. Born in Christian county, Illinois, January 14, 1867, he is a son of John and Mary (Weir) Hunter, natives of England and Sangamon county, Illinois, respectively. The former was reared in his native country and later came to the new world, locating in Sangamon county, Illinois, where he was married. He farmed in Clinton county for some years and in 1872 removed to Iowa, settling in Taylor county, where he purchased land in Gay township, his farm consisting of three hundred and twenty acres. Here he reared his family and spent the rest of his life, both he and his wife passing away upon this farm.

Paul Hunter, with two brothers and three sisters, still survive out of a family of four sons and four daughters born unto Mr and Mrs John Hunter. He grew to manhood on his father's farm in Gay township and acquired his early [page 427] education in the common schools. He later supplemented this training by a course of study in the Shenandoah Normal College, and during the latter part of his course there taught during the fall and winter terms. After his graduation from the normal college he was engaged in teaching in Taylor county for seven years. On the 13th of September, 1891, at Bedford, he was united in marriage to Miss Perthena Ann Payton, a native of Illinois who was reared and educated in Taylor county.

Mr and Mrs Hunter commenced their domestic life on the Payton farm in Ross township, where they resided for one year, and then removed to another farm in that township, making their home thereupon until 1896, in which year Mr Hunter was elected clerk of Taylor county. He removed to Bedford and took up the duties of that office in January, 1897. He served for one term and was then reelected for a second term, remaining in office for four years. At the expiration of that period he returned to Ross township and purchased the farm upon which he had previously resided. He devoted his energies toward the further improvement of this place, which consisted of one hundred and sixty acres of valuable land, and continued to make it his place of residence until the fall of 1906, when he sold the property and came to Bedford. Here he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors and served for one term. In 1908 he was reelected and is serving in that capacity at the present time. In the latter year he purchased his present farm on section 20, Clayton township, and has since confined his attention to general agricultural pursuits. He also engages to some extent in stock raising and has been most successful in his undertaking. He possesses good business ability, is progressive and up-to-date in his methods and is recognized as one of the prosperous and representative farmers of this township.

The home of Mr and Mrs Hunter has been blessed with two daughters: Eula May, a student in the high school at Bedford; and Opal Marie, also attending that institution, in the same class with her sister.

Mr Hunter is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and politically is a stanch republican. He is well known and active in the local ranks of that party which he has represented several times as delegate at various state and county conventions. He is a man of strict integrity and of genuine personal worth, and the consensus of public opinion accords him a high place among the representative citizens of Taylor county."

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Note for:   Charles H. HUNTER,   10 AUG 1874 -          Index

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     From History of Taylor County, Iowa: from the earliest historic times to 1910 by Frank E. Crosson.
"Charles H. Hunter is numbered among the numerous farmers of Gay township, where he is now serving as assessor. He lives on section 15, where he owns a well-improved and valuable farm of eighty acres, and he also controls and operates an adjoining tract of eighty acres. A native of Illinois, he was born near Springfield, in Sangamon county, August 10, 1874, and is a son of John Hunter and a brother of Paul Hunter, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this volume. The father was a native of England and when a young man of eighteen years bade adieu to friends and native country and sailed for the United States, settling first in Illinois. He was married there to Miss Mary Weir, a native of Illinois, and taking up his abode in that state Mr. Hunter was there connected with business affairs for some time. In 1874 he arrived in Iowa and took up his abode upon the place now owned and occupied by C. H. Hunter. The land on which he settled was wild and unimproved but he at once began using the breaking plow and soon changed the wild prairie into richly cultivated fields. He knew, however, that to keep a farm in excellent condition, constant care and consideration of the financial side of the question were required, and he therefore labored diligently and persistently to win his prosperity. His last years were (page 312) spent on the home place, where he died June 1, 1900. He served for some years as township school treasurer and was a member of the township board. His fellow-townsmen, recognizing his worth and ability, called him to several offices, the duties of which he discharged in a most prompt and creditable manner. His wife survived him for about four years and died in 1904.
Charles H. Hunter was brought to Iowa an infant in his mother's arms and was reared to manhood under the parental roof. The educational advantages which he received were those offered by the county schools but his opportunities were somewhat limited for his services were needed in tilling the soil. He remained with his father in the care and development of the farm until after he had attained his majority and later succeeded to the ownership of eighty acres. He has since erected thereon a good, neat residence, has fenced his place and is continually planning further improvements which will add to the value of the land. In addition to his home farm he has for some years cultivated eighty acres which belong to his sisters Cora and Lillie. The fields bring forth abundant harvests for which he finds a ready sale on the market and he also has no difficulty in disposing of the high-grade stock he raises. He handles hogs, cattle and horses and his annual income is materially increased thereby.
On the 31st of August, 1904, Mr. Hunter was united in marriage, in Bedford, to Miss Maggie Frost, who was born in Gay township and was educated there. She is a daughter of Newton Frost, formerly from Greene county, Pennsylvania. Politically Mr. Hunter is a republican and has voted with the party since casting his first ballot for Major William McKinley. He has since supported every nominee at the head of the ticket and at all times he has kept well informed on the questions and issues of the day. He was appointed to fill out a term as township trustee in the fall of 1908 and was elected assessor and made one assessment of Gay township. Mr. Hunter has been a resident of the county for thirty-five years, during which period he has been a witness of much of the growth and development that has occurred. He has greatly desired the progress of the county and has therefore cooperated in measures which have had direct bearing upon its growth.

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Note for:   Stephen COLEMAN,   17 NOV 1739 - AUG 1798         Index

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     "Stephen Coleman moved to Pittsylvania County, Va from Cumberland just prior to the Revolution, and made hes home near Java. He was probably the son of Daniel Coleman of Cumberland, who on May 1, 1750 was granted 2,000 acres on the south side of Bannister River, below the upper Great Falls . In the first tax list of Pittsylvania, taken in 1767, Daniel Coleman of Cumberland is listed as owning 300 acres. (From A History of Pittsylvania County)

Pittsylvania Co. D&W Book 1, p. 204 9/22/1797 Prob: 9/17/1798
Son: Daniel - land where he lives
Wife: Sarah Coleman, land and plantation/mansion house/slaves
Son: Stephen - land where he lives
Eight children: heirs of dau Anney Townes1/9
        Elizabeth McDaniel 1/9
        Stephen Coleman 1/9
Dau: Patsy Turner 1/9
Son: Daniel Coleman 1/9
Dau: Lucy Price 1/9
Dau: Judith Turner 1/9
Dau: Polly Coleman 1/9
Son: Thompson Coleman - all interest in State of Ky
Exec: Wife Sarah and son Daniel
Wit: Isham Turner, James Welch, Henry Stephen

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Note for:   Sarah WATSON,   10 MAY 1742 -          Index

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     Pittsylvania Co. WB 1, p. 402 6/17/1831 Rec: 2/15/1836
Will of SARAH COLEMAN (widow of Stephen Coleman)
Dau: Elizabeth McDaniel (wife of Clement McDaniel)
        Patsy Turner 1/9
        Lucy Price 1/9
        Mary Ward
Granddaughter: Judith Coleman Harrison
Son: Daniel Coleman 1/9
        Stephen Coleman 1/9
Grandchildren: George Townes, Robert Towns, Stephen Townes- 1/9
Grandchildren: Sarah Watson Coleman, Stephen Coleman, Spilsby
Coleman - 1/9
Excluded: daughter Elizabeth McDaniel - her interest which I
purchased of her in the Estate of DANIEL COLEMAN
Exec: Daniel and Stephen Coleman and son in law Daniel Price
Wit: George I. Glasscock, Chesley Martin, George Bruce

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Note for:   Franklin ELLETT,   18 JAN 1816 - 26 AUG 1871         Index

     Place:   Stilesville, IN

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Note for:   Charlotte ALEXANDER,   7 OCT 1825 - 23 FEB 1856         Index

     Place:   Eminlace, IN

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Note for:   Edward ELLETT,   ABT 1760 - ABT 1833         Index

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     According to one of the Ellett sites, Ellettsville, IN is named after Edward Ellett.

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Note for:   William SECREST,   15 SEP 1755 -          Index

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     May have been b. in Basel, Switzerland or in PA.

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Note for:   Amanda Jane WALLACE,   14 DEC 1804 -          Index

Alias:   /Jennie/

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Note for:   Messer SECREST,    -          Index

Alias:   /Mercer/

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Note for:   Nancy Jane PAYNE,    -          Index

Alias:   /Nannie/