Charles Fielder was born October 15, 1809 in Vermillion County, Illinois and died May 20, 1892 in Washington County, Kansas according to the Fielder Family Bible. He is buried in the Shoop/Spenceville Cemetery near Hanover Kansas. Many births and deaths of Charles and his family are taken from the Bible. On October 17, 1831 he married Louisa McKay in Vermillion County, Illinois. She was born July 8, 1812 and died December 21, 1875. Charles married again to Elizabeth Nickerson on April 7, 1876 in Illinois but they divorced. He married Nancy J. Palchioum(? spelling?) on May 14, 1877 in Washington County, Kansas.
Census: 1870, Knox Co., Indian Point Twp, St. Augustine Illinois--- June 18, 1870 Charles Fielder age 63, male, white, farmer, value real estate 3600, value personal property, 328, born Virginia, male citizen of the USA; Luisa, age 58, female, white, keeping house, born Indiana, can't read or write; Rachel Fielder, age 14, female, white, at home, born Illinois, in school; Mary L. Wordworth, age 13, female, white, at home, born Illinois, in school; Charles McKay, age 24, male, white, works on farm, born Illinois, can't read or write, male citizen of the USA. ( next door is Luke and Maria Fielder)
Census: 1885, Franklin Twp, Washington Co., Kansas-- Charles Fielder, age 76 male, white, married, farmer, born Ohio, to Kansas from Illinois; Nancy Fielder, age 45, female, white, married, wife, born Ind., to Kansas from Ind. (next door is Mark and Rebecca Fielder)
Marriage License:October 20, 1837:Know ye that license and permission is hereby granted to any regular Minister of the gospel, authorized to marry, by the church or society to which he belongs; any Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of any inferior court, or Justice of the Peace, to celebrate and certify the Marriage of Charles Fielder and Louisa McKay now both of this county, according to the usual custom and laws of the State of Illinois. This seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and thirty one. A. Williams, Clerk. State of Illinois, Vermilion County, SS -- I hereby certify, that on the 20th day of October A.D. 1837, I joined in the holy state of Matrimony, Charles Fielder and Louisa McKay according to the usual custom and the laws of the state of Illinois. Given under my hand and seal this Twentieth day of October A.D. 1831.
Marriage License: Office of Probate Judge of said County, 14th May 1877: You are hereby authorized to join in Marriage Chas Fielder of Washington Co, K. age 69 years, and Nancy Palchioum?? of Washington Co., Kan. age 44 years and of this license you will make due return to my office within thirty days. State of Kansas, County of Washington, I Anthony S. Vaught do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within license, I did oon the 14 day of May A.D. 1877 at Hollenberg in said County, join and unite in Marriage the within named Charles Fielder and Nancy Patchioun.
Children of Charles Fielder and Louisa McKay Fielder:
John Fielder - born March 27, 1833 -- Family Bible says that he drowned.
Mary Fielder - born April 15, 1835; died September 15, 1856; married Benjamin J. Woodworth.
Elizabeth Ann Fielder - born May 14, 1837; married David Wrenn on June 5 1859.
Martha Fielder - born December 20 1839; died September 3, 1856.
William Fielder - born December 10, 1841. He married Angeline Honts on March 2, 1861 in Illinois. (source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol.B) Their child L.R. Fielder was born about 1871 in Illinois and married Ella Alliston on November 14, 1894 in Washington County, Kansas (source: Register of Marriages, Washington Co.Ks)
Mark Fielder - born October 11, 1843 in St. Augustine, Knox County, Illinois; died 1916.
Luke Fielder - born February 6, 1846; married Maria Edmundson on January 27, 1870.
Lenira Clamana Fielder - born April 4, 1851; died April 1, 1954.
Rachel Fielder - born September 22, 1855.
America Fielder - born November 19, 1848; died March 23, 1921, Knox County, Illinois; married James Dalton Singleton on January 2, 1870 in Knox County, Illinois.
Deed: Archie & Rosalie McGowen to Charles Fielder; Vol 11, page 207; Filed March 12, 1877--- The grantor Archie McGowen and Rosalie McGowen his wife of the County of ? and State of Illinois for and in consideration of six hundred dollars in hand paid , convey and warrant to Charles Fielder of the County of Knox and State of Illinois the following described Real Estate: The south east quarter of Section twenty seven (27) in Township one (1) south of Range four (4) East in the Distric of lands subject to sale at Concordia Junction City Kansas on the 20th day of April 1866 containing one hundred and sixty acres situated in the county of Washington in the State of Kansas hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption Laws of this state. Dated this fourteenth day of February A.D. 1877. Archie McGowen, Rosalie McGowen. State of Illinois, Knox County: I, Anson Baldwin a Natary Public inaforesaid county in the State aforesaid do hereby certify that Archie McGowen and Rosalie McGowen his wife personally known to me to be these same persons what name are subscribed to the foregoing instrument appeared before me this day in person and acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the said instrument as their free and voluntary act for thie uses and purposes therein set forth including the release of the right of Homestead. February AD 1877, Anson Baldwin, Notary Public.
Warranty Deed: Charles Fielder to J.D. Singleton; Filed August 11, A.D. 1877 - Vol. 12, page 178--- The Grantor Charles Fielder of the County of Knox and State of Illinois for and in consideration of Two hundred dollars in hand paid, convey and warrant to J.D. Singleton of the County of Fulton and State of Illinois the following described Real Estate. The south west quarter of the south east quarter of Section Twenty seven (27) in Township one (1) South of Range Four (4) east in the district of lands subject to sale at Junction City Kansas on the 20th day of April 1866 containing Forty acres. Situated in the County of Washington in the State of Kansas hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption laws of this state. Dated this 22nd day of February AD 1877. Charles Fielder. State of Illinois, Knox County: I, Anson Baldwin a Notary Public in and for the said County in the State aforesaid do hereby certify that Charles Fielder personally know to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument appeared before me this day in person and acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the said instrument as his free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes herein set forth including the release and waiver of the Homestead right. Given under my hand and Notary seal this 22nd day of February A.D. 1877. Anson Baldwin, Notary Public.
Deed: Charles Fielder & Wife to William T. Singleton; Book 13, page 105; September 3, 1877-- This deed, made this third day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven between Charles Fielder and Nancy J. Fielder of County of Washington, and State of Kansas. of the first part and William T Singleton of Washington County and State of Kansas of the second part: Witnesseth, that the said part of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do these presents Grant, Bargain, Sell, Remise, Release, Alien, Convey and Confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever, all of the following described tract piece, and parcel of land, lying and situate in the County of Washington and State of Kansas to-wit: The north West quarter of the South East quarter of SEction Twenty seven (27) in Township One (1) South of Range Four (4) East in the District of Lands subject to sale at Junction City Kansas on the 20th day of April 1866 containing Forty acres more or less.
Land Deed: Washington Co. Ks Vol 28, page 356; William T. and Rachel Singleton to Charles Fielder- Novemer 5, 1881: This Indenture made this 5th day of November A.D. 1881 between William T Singleton and Rachel Singleton his wife of Washington County, in the State of Kansas of the first part, and Charles Fielder of Washington County, in the Staate of Kansas of the second part. That the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars.........The northwest quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty seven (27) in township one (1) south of range four (4) East containing forty acres more or less.
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