Children of John L. and Nancy Jane Leyburn

According to my research, John and Nancy Jane Leyburn had eight children but only six of them have been documented. Using Ancestry.com and the memoir of Jennie Leyburn Harris, History of my family and events of my own life, I have found the following information on each of them,

When Lucy Ann “Annie” Leyburn was born on October 5, 1853, in Edwardsport, Knox, Indiana, her father, John, was 22, and her mother, Nancy, was 19. She married John Blackburn LeBus on October 6, 1872, in Flora, Clay, Illinois. They had 11 children in 23 years. To view information about her children, click on the following link. John B. LeBus FGS – Document

She died on July 16, 1905, in Perry, Noble, Oklahoma, at the age of 51, and was buried in the Grace Hill Cemetery. There is a triple family grave marker for her, J.B., and son, Archie.

Lucy Ann LeBus Grave Marker

When Franklin I. “Frank” Leyburn was born in 1857 in Edwardsport, Knox, Indiana, his father, John, was 26 and his mother, Nancy, was 23. He married Mary Unknown in 1887. I do not know if they had children or when or where Frank or Mary died.

When Mary E. Leyburn was born in 1859 in Edwardsport, Indiana, her father, John, was 28, and her mother, Nancy, was 25. I have found Mary on only one census record – 1860 United States Federal Census record in Edwardsport, Indiana, age one. Perhaps she did not live into adulthood. She was not mentioned in Jennie Leyburn Harris’ memoir.

When Fannie Leyburn was born on October 28, 1860, her father, John, was 29, and her mother, Nancy, was 26. She married William Churchwell Waller on March 14, 1877, in Loudon, Tennessee. They had three children during their marriage. To view information about her children, click on the following link. Fannie Leyburn WallerFGS

She died on January 23, 1933, in Loudon, Tennessee, at the age of 72, and was buried in the Philadelphia City Cemetery, Loudon County, Tennessee.

Fannie Leyburn Waller Grave Marker

When Willie Leyburn was born in 1870, his father, John, was 39 and his mother, Nancy, was 36. He lost his father when he was only 5 years old, and his mother when he was only 3 years old. I have found no information on the date or location of his death. Jennie Leyburn Harris mentions Willie as a small child in her memoir.

When Jennie Leyburn was born in 1872 in Flora, Illinois, her father, John, was 41, and her mother, Nancy, was 38. She married Joseph A. Harris on May 26, 1887. They had four children during their marriage. To view information about her children, click on the following link. Jennie Leyburn Harris FGS

Even though I have found no information about her death and burial, she may have died in Philadelphia, Loudon, Tennessee.

Marriage and Burial Sources

Lucy Ann Leyburn

Ancestry.com. Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Ancestry.com. Web: Oklahoma, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Franklin “Frank” Leyburn

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. (Marriage information)

Mary E. Leyburn

No information

Fannie Leyburn

Ancestry.com. Tennessee, State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.

Ancestry.com. Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1777-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Willie Leyburn

No information

Jennie M. Leyburn

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. (Marriage information)

 

 

 

 

John L. and Nancy Jane Ruby Leyburn

John L. Leyburn was born about 1831 in Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. His father was also named John. I have not discovered the surname of his mother, but her given name may have been Ann. John L. Leyburn’s wife was Nancy Jane Ruby, born about 1834 in Indiana. They married in 1852 in Edwardsport, Knox, Indiana and may have had eight children, but only six have been identified –  Lucy Ann “Annie”, Franklin “Frank” I., Mary E., Fannie, Willie and Jennie.

John and Nancy’s youngest daughter, Jennie Leyburn Harris, wrote a lovely memoir – The History of my family and events in my own life. Here is an excerpt telling about her parents.

My father, John Leyburn, (an only child), was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He was only two years old when my grandfather Leyburn was stricken with yellow fever, so prevalent in those days, and died. Grandmother would often tell us children how they carried his body out after midnight and buried it, the disease being so contagious. Two years later my grandmother married Benjamin Irving, a native of Scotland, possessing all the characteristics of a true Scotsman. So my father was brought up in a much disciplined household. My grandmother, also very strict, and a perfect housekeeper. – As far as order was concerned – ‘A place for everything, and everything in its place.’ So my father grew up in that cold, stern atmosphere which his mother and stepfather possessed. He grew up a very quiet boy. Grandfather Leyburn was a cabinet maker, making beautiful furniture by hand. This furniture has been handed down through the generations. (His name was John also.)

 When my father was about 12 years old, his stepfather and mother moved to Indiana when the state was new. They settled on a small tract of land called a homestead, near the town of Edwardsport. Here my father grew to manhood. He attended school in Vincennes. As he grew older, coming from a long line of architects, contractors, designers, and builders, he soon found it too was running in his veins to do likewise. So at an early age, he took up designing and contracting. Many of the old homes in Edwardsport he designed and built.

 About the age of 25, he met my mother, Miss Nancy Jane Ruby, given up to be the belle of Edwardsport. He fell in love with her and they were married in a quaint little church, which a few years ago was still standing. This was in the fifties.

 To them were born 8 children – 3 were born in Edwardsport, and 4 in Vincennes – and I, the youngest, was born in Flora, Illinois. My father’s work caused them to go to different places, but before going to Flora, he built a home there, expecting to stay as the town was new and had lots of work. (pp. 1-2)

Using information from the memoir, it looks like John, Nancy and their children lived in Edwardsport until the late 1850s. I have found only one census record for John, the 1860 United States Federal Census. The family was living in Vigo, Knox, Indiana. Those recorded on the census are John L., 29, Nancy J., 26, Lucy A., 5, Franken I., 3, and Mary E., 1. Evidently, four other children were born in the 1860s while in Knox County, Indiana. Two of those children were Fannie and Willie. Jennie Leyburn Harris mentions the town Vincennes.

John moved his family to Flora, Clay, Illinois before 1872. I have not found John on the 1870 census, so it is difficult to know exactly when they made the move. Their youngest daughter, Jennie, was born there about 1872.

In the mid 1870s, Nancy’s health began to fail and her physician advised John to take her south to a warmer climate. He decided Tennessee would be the best place for them to move. The Leyburn family, including John’s stepfather and mother, moved to Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee. Their oldest daughter, Annie, married before the move so did not move with them.

In her memoir, Jennie Leyburn Harris describes events following the move to Tennessee.

 The change, however, was not to her what my father had hoped for, and in a few months, she passed away leaving him in a strange land with his little children. He could not rise above the sorrow and loss of one he loved so dearly. She had meant so much to him, smoothing out the rough places in life. The first years of their married life had been very prosperous and happy, but when the years of adversity came, she met them with her same sweet and gentle manner.

Our coming south so soon after the close of the war between the north and south was looked on as a very foolish move by our northern friends and relatives -The south being so hostile toward the north. We were very fortunate to settle in a community where they were very generous to us. And the short time my mother lived, she made many friends with her charming personality. As I have already said, my father could not rise from this great disappointment and sorrow. Life meant nothing to him. He loved us children, and as I remember, he was very affectionate. I can remember sitting on his lap, and how he would run his thin white hands through my curls. And at night, he would have brother Willie and me to come to his bed and say our prayers. He would whisper something to us about our mother. I never remember seeing him smile-just a sad face. He was taken to different health resorts, but to no avail. Grief robbed his body of the health it could have had. We children were soon separated. (pp. 2,3)

Nancy Jane died about 1873 and John in about 1875 or 1876 in Loudon, Tennessee. After his death, his daughter, Fannie, married William Churchill Waller on March 14, 1877. Frank Leyburn left for Knoxville to study architecture. Willie and Jennie were left to live with their grandparents, Benjamin and Ann Irving. The 1880 United States Federal Census shows a J.R. Irving (not Benjamin ?), N.A. Irving, F.I. Leyburn, W.H. Leyburn, and J.M Leyburn in Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee. I think this is definitely the grandparents along with John and Nancy’s children, Frank, Willie, and Jennie. Jennie Leyburn Harris does not mention her sister, Mary, in her memoir or the other two unnamed siblings. It is possible they died in childhood.

Sources

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.

Harris, Jennie Leyburn, History of my family and events in my own life.

 

 

Children of John Blackburn and Lucy Ann LeBus

According to my research, John and Lucy Ann LeBus had eleven children. Using the Ancestry website, I have found the following information on each of them.

When Margaret “Maggie” LeBus was born in 1873 in Illinois, her father, John, was 23, and her mother, Lucy, was 20. She married Albert Louis Gillespie in 1895. They had five children in 13 years. To view information about their children, click the following link. Margaret LeBus Gillespie

Goldie LeBus Gillespie and children

Maggie died on March 29, 1938, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 65, and was buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Margaret LeBus Gillespie Grave Marker

When Archie LeBus was born on January 26, 1875, in Illinois, his father, John, was 24 and his mother, Lucy, was 21. He had four brothers and six sisters. He died as a teenager on July 31, 1892, in Perry, Noble, Oklahoma, and was buried in Grace Hill Cemetery. He shares a triple, upright, stone, family grave marker with his parents.

Archie LeBus
Archie LeBus Grave Marker

When George Franklin LeBus was born on December 14, 1876, in Flora, Illinois, his father, John, was 26 and his mother, Lucy, was 23. He married Ethel Cleora Calk on November 5, 1899, in Bonham, Fannin, Texas. They had ten children in 24 years. To view information about his children, click on the following link. George Franklin LeBus FGS 

George and Ethel LeBus
George and Ethel LeBus – “Pa and Ma”

George died on December 29, 1956, in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of 80, and was buried in Crestview Memorial Park.

George and Ethel LeBus Grave Marker

When Laura LeBus was born in December 1878 in Illinois, her father, John, was 28, and her mother, Lucy, was 25. She married Edward Bullock on November 17, 1897. They had three children in 11 years. After Edward’s death in 1913, Laura remarried John Ashbury Harry in 1915. To view information about her children, click on the following link. Laura LeBus Bullock

Laura died in 1959 at the age of 81, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Ralston, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Laura LeBus Harry Grave Marker

When Lincoln “Link” LeBus was born in 1879 in Illinois, his father, John, was 29 and his mother, Lucy, was 26. He married Julia Unknown in 1899. They had at least two children but their names have not yet been determined. He had four brothers and six sisters. Location of death and burial are not known.

Lincoln “Link” LeBus with wife, Julia, and children

When John Ervin LeBus was born on December 22, 1881, in Tennessee, his father, John, was 31 and his mother, Lucy, was 28. He was married three times and had three sons and three daughters. His wives were Clementine Calk, Annie Unknown and Ollie Melvina Carlock. To view information about his children, click on the following link. John E. LeBus & Clementine; John E. LeBus & Annie Unk; John E. LeBus & Ollie Carlock

John and Clementine with children
John LeBus with daughter, Annabel

John died on November 24, 1952, in Electra, Wichita, Texas, at the age of 70, and was buried in the Old Electra Memorial Cemetery.

When Ruby LeBus was born in October 1886 in Illinois, her father, John, was 35, and her mother, Lucy, was 33. She had one son and one daughter with Ray Dobson. She had five brothers and five sisters. Death and burial information is not known. To view information about her children, click on the following link. Ruby LeBus Dobson

When Jake Harrison LeBus was born in 1887 in Illinois, his father, John, was 37 and his mother, Lucy, was 34. He married Frances Sophia Schwend on May 11, 1912. They had four children during their marriage. To view information about his children, click on the following link. Jake H. LeBus

Jake died on April 17, 1935, in Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 48, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Henrietta, Clay, Texas.

Jake LeBus Grave Marker

When Goldie Belle LeBus was born on September 13, 1889, in Oklahoma, her father, John, was 38, and her mother, Lucy, was 35. She married Edwin “Ed” Taylor Sweet in 1908. They had four children in 13 years. After Ed’s death, Goldie married Virgil Ben Wallace. To view information about her children, click the following link. Goldie LeBus Sweet

Goldie died on March 2, 1977, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, at the age of 87, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Goldie and Virgil Wallace Grave Marker

When Beatrice Alma LeBus was born on November 21, 1894, in Oklahoma, her father, John, was 43, and her mother, Lucy, was 41. She married Daniel W Mack in 1914. They had five children in 10 years. To view information about children, click on the following link. Beatrice LeBus Mack

Beatrice died having lived for more than 100 years. She died on October 10, 1996, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 101. Burial location is not known.

When Irene Lucille LeBus was born on April 13, 1896, in Oklahoma, her father, John, was 45, and her mother, Lucy, was 42. She was married three times and had two children. The names of her husbands were John Frank Pollack, Noble E. Ballou and George Clifford Hughes. To view information about her children, click on the following link. Irene LeBus Pollack

Irene died on December 24, 1989, in Houston, Harris, Texas, at the age of 93.

Marriage and Burial Sources

John Blackburn LeBus

Clay County, marriage record, Clay County Clerk’s Office, Louisville, Illinois.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Margaret “Maggie” LeBus

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. (Record for marriage)

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Archie LeBus

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

George Franklin LeBus

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Laura LeBus

Ancestry.com. Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Lincoln “Link” LeBus (No records)

John Ervin LeBus

Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Ruby LeBus

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. (Record for marriage)

Jake Harrison LeBus

Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Goldie Belle LeBus

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. (Record for marriage)

Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

Beatrice Alma LeBus

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. (Record for marriage)

Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

Irene Lucille LeBus

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. (Record for marriage)

Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Children of Thomas and Mary Emma Mohler

According to my research on Thomas and Mary Mohler, they had nine children. Using the Ancestry website, I have found the following information on each of them.

(Front Row) Floa, Thomas, Mary and Lora. (Back Row) Ethel, David or Dara, Lena, William, Charles, David or Dara and Ewart.

When Floa Rebecca Mohler was born on January 11, 1877, in Illinois, her father, Thomas, was 25, and her mother, Mary, was 19. She married John Philip Lautenschlager on September 5, 1894. They had four children in 16 years. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Floa Mohler FGS

She died on December 28, 1955, in Orchard, Antelope, Nebraska, at the age of 78, and was buried there.

John and Floa Lautenschlager Grave Marker

When Lora Ellsworth “L.E.” Mohler was born on October 11, 1879, in Farmington, Illinois, his father, Thomas, was 28 and his mother, Mary, was 22. He married Mary Frances Woodruff on August 14, 1907, in Nebraska. They had three children during their marriage. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Lora Mohler FGS

He died on September 24, 1966, in Eddyville, Nebraska, at the age of 86, and was buried in Kearney Cemetery, Buffalo County, Nebraska.

When Charles Ira Mohler was born on March 31, 1881, in Farmington, Illinois, his father, Thomas, was 29 and his mother, Mary, was 23. He married Lauretta “Lottie” Herman on June 26, 1907. They had six children in 12 years. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Charles Ira Mohler FGS

He died on December 3, 1956, in Barstow, California, at the age of 75.

When William B. “Will” Mohler was born on May 1, 1885, in Illinois, his father, Thomas, was 34 and his mother, Mary, was 27. He married Edith Estella Holm and they had five children together. To view information about his children, click on the following link. William Mohler FGS

William B. Mohler
William and Edith on their wedding day.

He died on May 25, 1941, in York, Nebraska, at the age of 56, and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.

William and Edith Mohler Grave Marker

When Lena Marie Mohler was born on October 18, 1888, in Illinois, her father, Thomas, was 37, and her mother, Mary, was 31. She married Lee Gilbert on June 7, 1911. They had one child during their marriage. To view information about their child, click on the following link. Lena Mohler Gilbert FGS

Ethel, Gertrude and Lucy Croft with Lena Gilbert

She died in July 1978 in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 89, and was buried in the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

When Ethel Mae Mohler was born on August 10, 1891, in Fulton, Illinois, her father, Thomas, was 40, and her mother, Mary, was 34. She married Oscar Cameron “O.C.” Croft on October 5, 1910, in York, Nebraska. They had two children during their marriage. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Oscar Croft FGS

Oscar and Ethel with sons, Lloyd and Keith
Grandmother “Gee Gee” celebrating a birthday.

She died on June 30, 1989, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 97, and was buried in the Mission Park South Cemetery.

Oscar and Ethel Croft Grave Marker

When Dara S. Mohler and his twin brother David M. were born on January 15, 1896, in Hay Springs, Nebraska, their father, Thomas, was 44, and their mother, Mary, was 38. He had five brothers and three sisters. He died on June 15, 1988, in Sun City West, Arizona, at the age of 92.

When David M. Mohler and his twin brother Dara S. were born on January 15, 1896, in Hay Springs, Nebraska, their father, Thomas, was 44, and their mother, Mary, was 38. He married Jessie Melton in 1917 in York, Nebraska. They had four children during their marriage. To view information about their children, click on the following link. David Mohler FGS

David and Jesse Mohler

He died on July 26, 1935, in York, Nebraska, at the age of 39, and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.

When Ewart Gladstone Mohler was born on June 13, 1899, in Sheridan, LaSalle, Illinois, his father, Thomas, was 48 and his mother, Mary, was 42. He married Stella McCraig on August 23, 1921. They had five children in 10 years. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Ewart G. Mohler FGS

He died on June 29, 1965, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, at the age of 66, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.

Ewart and Stella Mohler Grave Marker

Marriage and Burial Sources

Thomas Jefferson Mohler

 Jordan Dodd and Liahona Research, comp.. Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Floa Rebecca Mohler

 Ancestry.com. Web: Nebraska, Find A Grave Index, 1854-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Lora Ellsworth Mohler

 Ancestry.com. Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

Charles Ira Mohler

 Ancestry.com. Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

William R. Mohler

 Ancestry.com. Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

Lena Marie Mohler

 Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

Ethel Mae Mohler

 Clay County, marriage record, Clay County Clerk’s Office, Fairfield, Nebraska.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Dara S. Mohler

 Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

David M. Mohler

 Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Ewart Gladstone MohlerAncestry.com. Web: Nebraska, Find A Grave Index, 1854-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Lewis and Charity Nance

According to my research on Lewis and Charity Nance, they had six children. Using the Ancestry website, I found the following information on each of them.

When Mary Margaret “Maggie” Nance was born on March 4, 1863, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, her father, Lewis, was 22, and her mother, Charity, was 16. She married John Varnell on January 5, 1881, in Lavaca, Texas. They had eight children in 19 years. To view information about their children, click the following link. Maggie Nance Varnell FGS

Maggie Nance Varnell
John Varnell, Maggie’s husband

She died on August 23, 1952, in Houston, Harris, Texas, at the age of 89, and was buried in the Hollywood Cemetery.

Maggie Varnell Grave Marker

When George Edward Nance was born on February 28, 1865, in Hallettsville, Texas, his father, Lewis, was 24 and his mother, Charity, was 18. He married Lucinda “Lucy” Ann Woodward on January 24, 1888, in Lavaca, Texas. They had seven children in 12 years. To view information on their children, click the following link. George Edward Nance FGS

George Edward Nance
Lucy Ann Woodward Nance, George’s wife

He died on February 4, 1937, in Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, at the age of 71, and was buried in the Dreamland Cemetery in Randall County, Texas.

When Katherine May “Katie” Nance was born on September 24, 1867, in Lavaca County, Texas, her father, Lewis, was 26, and her mother, Charity, was 20. She married Jarred Allen Turrentine on January 25, 1887, in her hometown. They had four children during their marriage. To view information on their children, click the following link. Katherine Nance TurrentineFGS

Katherine “Katie” Nance Turrentine

She died on November 11, 1909, in Yoakum, Lavaca, Texas, at the age of 42, and was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Katherine Nance Turrentine Grave Marker

When Sarah Viola “Sallie” Nance was born on November 18, 1869, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, her father, Lewis, was 28, and her mother, Charity, was 23. She married William Stewart Pipkin on November 30, 1892, in Yoakum, Lavaca, Texas. They had four children in 11 years. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Sarah Nance PipkinFGS

Nance siblings – Maggie Varnell, George Nance, Sarah Pipkin and Lou Bush.

She died on October 24, 1952, in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, at the age of 82, and was buried in the Sweetwater Cemetery.

Sarah Pipkin Grave Marker

When Louis “Lou” Josephine Nance was born on October 2, 1872, in Lavaca, Texas, her father, Lewis, was 31, and her mother, Charity, was 25. She married John George Bush before 1911, in her hometown. They had one child during their marriage. To view information about their child, click on the following link. Louis Nance Bush FGS

She died on September 28, 1950, in Houston, Harris, Texas, at the age of 77, and was buried Forest Park Cemetery.

Louis Josephine Bush Grave Marker

When Adelia “Addie” Nance was born in December 1875 in Lavaca, Texas, her father, Lewis, was 34, and her mother, Charity, was 29. She married John George Bush on January 26, 1895, in her hometown. They had two children during their marriage. To view information about their children, click on the following link. Adelia Nance Bush FGS

She died as a young mother on April 12, 1908, in Houston, Harris, Texas, at the age of 32, and was buried Forest Park Cemetery.

Addie Bush Grave Marker

 

Marriage and Burial Sources

Lewis Camerer Nance

 Ancestry.com. Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

 Mary Margaret “Maggie” Nance Varnell

Ancestry.com. Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

George Edward Nance

George E. Nance and Lucy Woodward marriage license, Lavaca County Clerk’s Office, Hallettsville, Texas

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Kathryn May “Katie” Nance Turrentine

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Sarah Viola “Sally” Nance Pipkin

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Louis “Lou” Josephine Nance Bush

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Adelia “Addie” Nance Bush

 Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

 

 

Children of John Hipple and Elizabeth Teeter Croft

According to my research on John Hipple and Elizabeth Teeter Croft, they had nine children. Using the Ancestry website, I have found the following information on each of them.

When Mary Ann Croft was born on November 24, 1841, her father, John, was 22, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 17. They lived in Huntingdon (now Bedford) County, Pennsylvania. She married Solomon Lyndon Coltrain on August 6, 1861, in Appanoose, Iowa. They had nine children in 21 years. To view information on their children, click the following link. Mary Ann Croft Coltrain FGS

Mary Ann died on April 18, 1909, in Appanoose, Iowa, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sales Cemetery.

Grave Marker for Mary Ann and S.L. Coltrain

When Margaret Croft was born on March 21, 1845, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, her father, John, was 25, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 20. The Croft family was still living in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. She married Jacob W Hager on March 17, 1861, in Appanoose, Iowa. They had 14 children in 25 years. To view information on their children, click the following link. Margaret Croft Hager FGS

Margaret “Gram” Hager with grandchild.
Jacob Hager

Margaret died on August 12, 1934, in Clay Center, Nebraska, at the age of 89, and was buried in the Clay Center Cemetery.

Grave Marker for Jacob and Margaret Hager

When Barbara “Barb” Ellen Croft was born on April 20, 1847, in Pittsburgh, Alleghany, Pennsylvania, her father, John, was 28, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 22. She married Andrew Jackson Clark in 1865. They had nine children in 18 years. To view information on their children, click the following link. Barbara Croft Clark FGS

Barbara Ellen Clark
Croft sisters – Barbara, Caroline and Margaret

Barbara died in 1928 in Clay Center, Nebraska, at the age of 81, and was buried in the Clay Center Cemetery.

Grave Marker for Andrew and Barbara Clark

When John Hipple or Hepple Croft was born in 1850, his father, John, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 26. The Croft family was living in Van Buren, Iowa. He married Isadora “Dora” Francis Masterson on May 14, 1868. They had four children during their marriage. To view information on their children, click the following link. John H. Croft Jr. FGS

John died in 1920 in Fairfield, Nebraska, at the age of 70, and was buried in the Fairfield Cemetery in Clay County, Nebraska.

Fairfield Cemetery – Burial site for John Hipple Croft, Jr.

When Caroline “Carrie” Minerva Croft was born on March 26, 1853, her father, John, was 33, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 28. The Croft family lived in Appanoose County, Iowa. She married Nathaniel Graham on November 21, 1875. They had six children in 34 years. To view information on their children, click the following link. Caroline Croft Graham FGS

Caroline died on February 17, 1930, in Clay Center, Nebraska, at the age of 76, and was buried in the Clay Center Cemetery.

Graham Family Grave Marker
Caroline Croft Graham Grave Marker

When Eli Croft was born in 1855 in Appanoose County, Iowa, his father, John, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 31. He married Emma Robar in 1897. They had four children during their marriage. To view information on their children, click on the following link. Eli Croft FGS

Eli died in Appanoose County, Iowa, in 1940 at the age of 85.

When William “Will” Teeter Croft was born on April 26, 1857, in Unionville, Appanoose County, Iowa, his father, John, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 32. He married Alice Madora Caulk on November 12, 1885, in Clay County, Nebraska. They had 13 children in 21 years. To view information on their children, click the following link. William T. Croft FGS – Document

William and Alice Croft
(Seated R-L) William and Alice Croft; Oscar Croft, Paul Croft, Vede Croft, George Croft, Edna Ruth Croft Durfee. (Standing R-L) Fred “Fritz” Croft, Frank Croft, Floyd Croft, Grace Croft Montgomery, Blanche Croft Mumford, Hope Croft Thompson, and Russell Croft. Photo taken in 1935.

William died on January 11, 1942, while visiting his son, Oscar, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He was 84 years old. He was buried in Mission Park South in San Antonio.

William Teeter Croft Grave Marker. Mission Park South, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas

When Edward Croft was born in 1861 in Monroe County, Iowa, his father, John, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 37. He married Emelie Hager in 1886. They had six children in 19 years. To view information on their children, click on the following link. Edward Croft FGS

Edward died on December 2, 1949, in Binghamton, Broome County, New York, at the age of 88, and was buried in South Street Cemetery, Triangle, New York.

Edward Croft Grave Marker

When Isabelle “Belle” Croft was born on October 30, 1863, in Monroe County, Iowa, her father, John, was 44, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 39. She married John Squires Kirkpatrick on December 8, 1881, in Fairfield, Nebraska. They had seven children in 15 years. To view information on their children, click on the following link. Isabel Croft Kirkpatrick FGS

Isabelle died in 1953 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, at the age of 90 and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Grave Marker for Isabelle Croft Kirkpatrick

Marriage and Burial Sources

John Hipple Croft

Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Mary Ann Croft Coltrain

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Margaret Croft Hager

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Barbara Ellen Croft Clark

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

John H. Croft Jr.

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Caroline Minerva Croft Graham

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Eli Croft

No marriage or burial record.

William Teeter Croft

Clay County, marriage license, Clay County Clerk’s Office, Clay Center, Nebraska.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Edward Croft

Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Isabelle Croft Kirkpatrick

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.