Saturday, February 07, 2015

James Monroe Stookey.

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James Monroe Stookey..

Birth: abt. 1839.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Henrietta Hudson Delaphaine Stookey.

Children: Bettie Stookey Mooneyham.

Burial: Unknown.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: STOOKEY, JAMES M. Rank: CPT. Company: E. Unit: 59 IL US INF. 

Personal Characteristics. Residence: BELLEVILLE, ST CLAIR CO, IL. Age: 23. Height: 5' 9. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: Fair. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: ST CLAIR CO, IL.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 2, 1861. Joined Where: ILLINOISTOWN, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: AUG 7, 1861. Muster In Where: ST LOUIS, MO. Remarks: PROMOTED MAJOR.

Major; Age 25; Joined January 30, 1864, at CHattanooga, Tennessee, for 3 years.  Mustered in January 30, 1864.  Mustered out December 8, 1865, at North Braunfield, Tennessee.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Joseph H. Willsey.

The story of Sherman Brigade.
Sixty-Fifth Ohio Infantry.

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Lieutenant Joseph H. Willsey, promoted January 1st, 1S63,from sergeant, Company E, Sixty-fifth, was soon afterward detailed as topographical engineer on the staff of Colonel Harker, a position for which, by ability and education, he was well fitted, lie continued to serve on the brigade start* until the close of the war, with conspicuous fidelity and usefulness.

Sergeant Joseph H. Willsey to second lieutenant, January 1st.
Second Lieutenant Joseph H. Willsey to first lieutenant, June 14th; to captain September 26th.

Captain "Joe" Willsey of the Sixty-fifth, Adjutant-general on the staff of General Conrad while bravely striving to stem the tide that flowed down the gang plank, was hustled off into the water.  After some vigorous splashing, he reached the shore in safety, but madder then a dozen March hares.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Gabriel See.

Gabriel See.

Birth: 1830, New York.
Death: 1911

Parents: I. J and Phoebe See.

Wife: Sarah Jane.Raridon See.
Also spelled Reroden, Rearden and Rarden.

Married January 12, 1859, Hillsdale Co. Michigan.

Children: Nellie, Isaac ( N? ), ( U? ), See.

Burial: West Reading Cemetery, Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan.

Michigan Second Cavalry, Co. G.

See, Gabriel (Veteran), Hillsdale County. Enlisted in company G, Second Cavalry, Sept. 7, 1861, at Reading, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered Oct. 2, 1861. Re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864, at Mossy Creek, Tenn. Mustered March 29, 1864. Discharged at Macon, Ga., Aug. 17, 1865.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Robert Augustine Browder

Robert Augustine Browder. 

Birth: Aug. 10, 1840, Hickman County,Kentucky.
Death: Aug. 23, 1918, Fulton County, Kentucky.

Co.A, 7th Kentucky Infantry CSA; Enlisted: 25 Sept.,1861, Camp Burnett, Hickman Co., Kentucky; Rank 1: 25 Sept. 1861, 5th Sergeant; Rank 2: 1863, Sergeant Major; Rank 3: Aft. 1863, 3rd Lieut.; Pension: 17 Jun 1912, #1620 - Fulton Co., Kentucky; UCV Camp: James G. Pirtle - Camp #990 - Fulton, Ky.

Parents: David Browder (1806 - 1891), Mary Browder (1806 - 1886).

Wife: Phila M. Patterson.

Children: Willie McDowell Browder (1872 - 1873).

Note. They had five children.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky.


Robert A. Browder was born to David and Mary (Smith) Browder in Fulton County, Ky., on the 10th day of August, 1840. A farmer,he gave four years of the prime of life to his country's call in defense of the Southern cause. At the close of the war, returned to his home in Fulton County and on the 29th day of November, 1870, was married to Miss Phila M. Patterson. To this union were born five children, three of which have long since passed away, there remaining Mrs. Bessie Bence and Miss Jesse Hunter Browder, now living in Fulton, Ky. For ten years he continued in his chosen avocation on the farm,until failing health demanded a change to some business of less exposure, and in 1875 moved to Fulton, Ky., where he has lived incessantly in various avocations and serving his friends of the county as Assessor for eight years and Magistrate five years, which office he now holds. He and family are all members of the Methodist church, South, and he is adjutant of Camp Jim Pirth, No. 880, U. C. V., and has been since its organization in 1897, and has always manifested great interest in the organization and in helping his more unfortunate comrades. He is now living in Fulton, Ky.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Marion County Kansas, Poor Farm.

William K. Palmer
Publish date 1902.
The Marion County, Kansas Poor Asylum, also called the Poor Farm opened its doors in the Spring of 1890.  It sat on 160 acres.  One of the first Superintendents was "William K. Palmer", 1900.  The farm would close its doors in 1965. The residences of the farm were called Inmates and Pauper among other things. The residences would work the fields to help pay for their upkeep.

Now I will not give a full history on the poor Farm, as there are some good web sites, here is a link to one.

Note. For some reason this link is not working, however if you copy it and put it in your search box you will find it.

What I was interested in was the residences of the Farm.  Its my on going search to find surnames to find any kind of information I can to help my readers find some information on their ancestors.

Publish date unknown.
Poor Farm Residences of 1900.

Sarah Fairfield; Age 65, born Ohio.
Mary Honskie; Age 39, born Bohemia.
Rena Eier; Age 80, born Germany.
Christian Eirtt; Age 75, born Germany.
Elizabeth Beck; Age 47, born Pennsylvania.
Katherine Kiassen; Age -, born Russia.
Geoege Uhrig; Age-, born Russia.
Henry Bentz; Age 22, born Kansas.
David Blake; Age 80, born Ohio.
Donald McPherson; Age 72, born Scotland.
Ameal Fontey; Age 34, born France.

Publish date 1902.
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Poor Farm Residences of 1910.

Henry Easter; Age 82, born Pennsylvania.
Jenie Easter; Age 67, born Iowa.
John Nelson; Age 67, born  Swedon.
Richard Daise; Age 69, born England.
John Sulenger; Age 78, born Kentucky.
Dora Basthodanew; Age 42, born Illinois.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Andrew J. Itsell.

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Andrew J. Itsell.

Birth: abt. 1835.
Death: March 2, 1920.

Wife; Agnes M. Itsell ( ?-October 13, 1922 ).

Children: : Unknown.

Burial; Unknown..

Illinois Tenth Cavalry, Co. K.

Itsell, Andrew J., Howell. Entered service in company K, Tenth Cavalry, at organization, as Captain, age 26. Commissioned July 25, 1863. Mustered Oct. 31. 1863. Resigned Oct. 24, 1865.