Note for: Viola R. Peak, 17 JUN 1887 - 1922 Index
Place: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Almena, Norton Co., KSIndividual Note:
Mt Hope Cemetery Almena, Norton Co., KS
Sebelius, Viola R. 1887-1922 Block #6 Lot #54
Note for: Jesse David Hughes, 1750 - OCT 1829 Index
Written by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter
A youth of about nineteen -Jesse Hughes. He was of Welsh extraction, slight in his proportions, and light and active in his movements. He possessed a form as erect as that of an Indian, and had endurance and fleetness of limb that no man of his day surpassed.
His height was about five feet and nine inches, and his weight never exceeded one hundred and forty-five pounds. He had thin lips, a narrow chin, a nose that was sharp and inclined to the Roman form, little or no beard, light hair, and eyes of that
indefinable color that one person would pronounce grey, another blue, but which was both -and neither. They were piercing, cold, fierce, and as penetrating and restless as those of the mountain panther.
Said one who knew him: "Hughes had eyes like a rattlesnake." It has been averred, and without contradiction, that Jesse Hughes, like the famed "Deaf Smith" of Texas, could detect the presence of an Indian at a considerable distance by the mere sense of smell.
He was of an irritable, vindictive, and suspicious nature, and his hatred, when aroused, knew no bounds. Yet it is said that he was true to those who) gained his friendship. Such was Jesse Hughes in character and appearance when he arrived in that country destined to become his future home, and where he became the noted hunter, the great scout and famous Indian fighter of Northwestern Virginia.
In an interview with an intelligent and reputable lady, now deceased, who, in her childhood, had known Jesse Hughes, and had been intimately acquainted with some of his family, I was given this vivid description of the characteristics and personal appearance of the great Indian fighter: "Hughes' countenance was hard, stern and unfeeling; his eyes were the most cruel and vicious I ever saw. He was profane and desperately wicked. He was very superstitious, and a firm believer in witchcraft. He told horrible stories of how witches would crawl like spiders over the naked bodies of babies, causing them to cry out from pain and misery; and he would conjure to counteract the witches, and offer incantations to overcome their evil influence. His temper was fierce and uncontrollable, often finding vent in the abuse of his family. In a drunken brawl near West's Fort, he and a Mr. Stalnaker nearly killed Ichabod Davis, his neighbor, leaving the unconscious victim for dead. Hughes fled from the settlement, but returned after Davis recovered. He never worked, but spent his time in hunting and scouting: His clothing was colored in the ooze made from the bark of the chestnut oak; he would wear no other color, this shade harmonizing with the forest hues and rendering him less conspicuous to game and Indians.
When scouting, his dress consisted only of the long hunting shirt, belted at the waist, open leggins, moccasins, and a brimless cap; or a handkerchief bound about his head. Thus dressed, he was ever ready for the chase, or the trail of the Indian foe." When further questioned as to his traits of character, the lady bluntly closed the interview by saying, "I would not tell all I know about Jesse Hughes for this much gold," designating the amount she could hold in her doubled-hands. "There are," she continued, "too many of his descendants living about here." Nor could she be induced to speak further on the subject. His mode of dress, as above described, has been amply verified from other sources. When Indian incursions
were expected, Jesse Hughes wore his hunting shirt both day and night, without regard to weather. Mrs. Catharine Simms-Allman remembered that when she was a little girl, Jesse Hughes came to her father's house on Hacker's Creek, one mile below West's Fort, early one morning, and ordered them to run to the fort. Upon that occasion his dress consisted of the hunting shirt and moccasins only. He was riding a pony without a saddle, and mounted her mother behind him, and with one of the children in his arms, galloped to the fort. This incident occurred while Hughes lived at the mouth of Jesse's Run. At the end of his cabin, Hughes erected a "lean-to," where at all times he kept his pony ready for instant use in case of an Indian alarm. Of the
pioneers who came with Pringle into the Buckhannon country, Withers says: "The others of the party (William Hacker, Thomas and Jesse Hughes, John and William Radcliff and John Brown) appear to have employed their time exclu- sively in hunting, neither of them making any improvement of land for his own benefit. Yet they were of considerable service to the new settlement. Those who had commenced clearing land, were supplied by them with an abundance of meat, while in their hunting excursions through the country, a better knowledge of it was obtained, than could have been acquired, had they been engaged in making improvements. " In one of these expeditions they discovered and gave name to Stone Coal Creek, which flowing westwardly, induced the supposition that it discharged itself directly into the Ohio. Descending this creek, to ascertain the fact, they came to its confluence with a river, which they then called, and has since been known as the West Fork. After having gone some distance down the river, they returned by a different route to the settlement, better pleased with the land on it and some of its tributaries, than with that on Buckhannon." The hunters evidently returned to the settlement by way of Hacker's Creek. The Indian name for this stream signifies "Muddy Water."
Note for: Philip Frederick Eichelberger, 17 APR 1693 - 19 SEP 1776 Index
Hanover Borough and Penn Township
Capt. A. W. Eichelberger
The subject of this sketch is an honored representative of the Eichelberger family. The great-grandfather of our subject. Philip Frederick Eichelberger, son of John and Maria Barbara Eichelberger, who was born April 17, 1693, in Illingen, near Sinzheim, then in the Grand Duchy of Baden, now in the Empire of Germany. He was married November 11, 1714, to Anna Barbara Doerners. On May 11, 1728, he received from the authorities of Itlingen a testimonial of his good character and honorable standing, the original of which is now in possession of Edwin S. Eichelberger, Esq., a great-great-grandson, residing in Frederick, Md. On the 22d of June. 1728, himself, wife and four children, together with thirty other Palatinates and their families, 100 in all, embarked in the good ship "Albany," and set sail from Rotterdam, Holland, for the land of their adoption. Lazarus Oxham was shipmaster, or captain. of this vessel, which landed September 4, of the same year, at Philadelphia. On September 13, 1743, he obtained a land warrant from the proprietaries of Pennsylvania for 175 acres of land in Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., Penn. Upon this tract he took his family, cleared and cultivated the land, built a house and prospered to such an extent that only two years later he obtained grants for 140 acres additional, located in Conestoga and Manheim Townships of the same county. He remained in Lancaster County until 1754, when, on April 28, 1761, he purchased a warrant of Conrad Low for 220 acres of land in Manheim Township, York Co., Penn. He died September 19, 1776, aged eighty-three years five months and two days. His remains now slumber in the historic old burying ground, about one mile north of Hanover. The children by his first wife were Martin, Frederick, Anna Margeret (married to Vincent Keefer), Barbara (married to Andrew Hoke) and Elizabeth (married to Jacob Smyser). His first four children, as above stated, were born in Germany. These children, after marriage, located in and around York. Martin, the eldest of the sons, was present at York when the town was laid out in 1741, and purchased Lot No. 120. He was one of the original members of the first Lutheran Church in York; was commissioned a court justice under King George III in 1760, the first year of his long reign, and also under constitution of 1776, being prominently identified with the early history of York. where he died in 1781 or 1782. The children of Martin were George, Frederick, Jacob, Bernard, Martin, Susanna (married to Daniel Barnitz) and Mary (married to William T. Coale). George and Jacob were prominent in collecting goods and money for the Revolutionary army. George was appointed quartermaster of the militia of York County in 1776. He was a member of the Provincial Convention, which was held at Philadelphia the 23d of January, 1776. He had been high sheriff of York under the king from 1768 to 1771. He died in York about the year 1781. Jacob was sheriff of York County, elected in 1804. He subsequently removed to Reisterstown, Md., where he died in 1832, aged eighty-nine years. Frederick, the second son of Martin. was a large land-holder. He lived in Bottstown, near York. His children were John, Thomas, Daniel, George, Bernard, William, Charles and Sarah. He died at his son's house, one and one-third miles west of York, in 1824. aged eighty-four years. Martin, the youngest son of Martin, during the Revolution, when less than eighteen, took a horse and rode to Boston, and joined Capt. Swope's company. which had left York before. He obtained a lieutenancy in Capt. Nichols' company, and on his transfer to the commissary department succeeded to the command of the company. He served with much credit during the war, and subsequently accompanied the expedition to Wyoming to repel the incursions of the Indians. He remained in the army until 1783. As a recognition of his services and exemplary character, he obtained the office of weigh master at the port of Baltimore, which position he held for forty-five years. He died in that city October 2, 1840, in the eighty-second year of his age. Among his sons was Otho W. Eichelberger. He was one of the oldest merchants in Baltimore; was in business at No. 1 Howard Street for over fifty years. He died January 30, 1879, in the eightieth year of his age. Jesse, another son of Martin. was killed in Fort McHenry, at Baltimore, in 1814. Frederick Eichelberger, the second son of the immigrant. although born in Germany, soon imbibed the spirit of American patriotism. He lived near York, and was a justice during the time of the Revolution. The children by the second marriage of Philip Frederick Eichelberger were Adam, Leonard, Jacob (grandfather of our subject) and Lewis. Adam, the eldest, was a captain of a company of Associators of York County during the Revolution, and was also active in collecting money and supplies for the army. He was married to Magdalina Bechtel. Their children were Frederick, Michael, Samuel, Adam. Joseph, Susanna, Salome and Magdalina. He obtained possession of the homestead in 1766, which then contained 220 acres, including the mill place, which at that time was situated in Manheim but is now in Heidelberg Township, about three miles east of Hanover on the York road. The mill, which is in close proximity to the Hanover & York Railroad. is now owned by George Jacobs. In addition to the occupation of farmer, Adam was also a tavern-keeper. He was a prominent and influential citizen, and died in 1787, aged forty-eight years and seven months. The home place has been kept in the family up to the present time, and is now occupied by Charles Eichelberger, a great-grandson. Leonard, the second son of Philip Frederick Eichelberger, by the second wife, was a farmer. He was married to Elizabeth Smyser, and had four sons; Jacob, Frederick, George and John; and six daughters; Mary, married to Barney Welty; Sarah, to Frederick Welty; Susan, to Lewis Shearer; Lydia, to Daniel Bailey, and Elizabeth, to H. Richenbaugh. Jacob lived in York, was sheriff of York County, elected a member of the legislature in 1807 and a justice in 1829. He had three daughters; Eliza, married to Dr. George L. Shearer, of Dillsburg; Maria, to James McCosh, and Catherine, to Enoch Young. Frederick was a farmer, and lived near Dillsburg until the last year of his life, when he moved to Frederick City. Md. He married Catherine Baker; was a member of the legislature in 1815-16-17. and of the senate in 1819. He had no children, and died in 1836. George, the third son of Leonard, removed to Frederick County, Md., and was register of wills for thirteen years. He married Sarah Grayson. His sons were Niles, Grayson. Hervy and Allen. Grayson was secretary of State under Gov. Grayson, and was also a member of the senate of Maryland. Edwin, son of Grayson and great-great-grandson of the immigrant, is now a lawyer in Frederick City, Md. John, the fourth son of Leonard, was a farmer and justice. He lived in York County, and was a member of the legislature in 1825. His children were John and Alexander. Jacob, the third son of the second wife of the immigrant. resided in the town of Hanover. He was engaged in farming and keeping tavern. He was married to Anna Maria Reiniker. He died in 1811. His remains were first interred in St. Matthew's Lutheran graveyard, and were afterward removed to Mt. Olivet Cemetery. He left but one son, Jacob, the father of our subject. who became quite prominent in the borough of Hanover for a great many years. He was a merchant and farmer, and kept a public house which was long known as the "stage office," now the "Central Hotel." He was the first president of the Maryland Line Turnpike Company, and was active in organizing the Hanover Savings Bank, of which he became president in 1835, and served with great acceptance for a number of years. He died in 1843. He was first married to Elizabeth Nace. By this marriage he had three daughters: Louisa, married to George Trone; Maria, to Jacob Young, and Elizabeth, to Michael Barnitz. In the year 1806 he married Miss Maria Wirt, daughter of Christian Wirt, of Hanover. By this marriage he had eight children: Matthew, who now resides in Gettysburg; Jacob, who died in the State of Alabama in 1881; Henry, a farmer, residing in Hanover; Catherine Maria, married to S. A. McCosh, died in Georgia in 1868; Capt. A. W.; Rufus, president of the Hanover Saving Fund Society; Amanda. married to A. F. Gitt, of New Oxford, and died in 1871; and Amelia, the youngest, who is now living with her brothers in Hanover. Lewis. the fourth son of Frederick, lived in Adams County, Penn. He left one son, Adam, and three daughters, all of whom are now dead. Capt. A. W. Eichelberger was born in Hanover December 6, 1819. His father gave him the advantage of the best schools the town afforded. He remained at home until May, 1838, when he was apprenticed to learn the carpenter's trade with Conrad Moul, at Westminster, Md., where he remained three years and returned to Hanover. In 1843 he traveled overland to the State of Georgia to visit his elder brother, Jacob. Whilst there he arranged for the shipment of carriages and damask coverlets to that State, which business he continued for several years, and subsequently purchased, jointly with his brother, the Wehadkee Flour and Sawmills in the State of Alabama, and has since held his interest in the same, except during the civil war, when the property was confiscated by the Confederate government, and returned to him after the war. From 1845 to 1852 he spent his winters in the South, looking after his interests there, and his summers in Hanover, devoting his time to farming his own and his mother's land, to making purchases for shipment South, and in drilling an infantry company of citizen soldiers, called the "United Blues." and afterward a cavalry company known as the "Fourth Dragoons." As a military officer he was a universal favorite. In his early life, was a devoted Whig, and took an active part in the political campaigns of 1844 and 1852, and took the stump as a speaker on those occasions. He is now a Republican. He has never married. In the year 1872 he, together with three other public spirited citizens, presented the beautiful fountain which now adorns the Centre Square of Hanover, and adds so much to the attractions of the town. He is a regular attendant at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and a liberal contributor to all objects of benevolence and charity; takes a lively interest in the public welfare of his native town, and is universally popular among his neighbors and fellow citizens. In 1853, on account of his administrative and executive abilities, he was at the age of thirty four elected president of the Hanover Branch Railroad Company, and still holds the same position, being in term of continuous service the oldest railroad president in the United States. This road was afterward, through his influence, consolidated with the Gettysburg Railroad. He is now president of the Baltimore & Hanover, Bachman Valley, Berlin Branch and Baltimore & Harrisburg Railroad Companies, all of which are described in another part of this work. In his industrious career in the railroad business, he has constantly kept in view the material interests of his native town and surrounding country, and the prosperity of the roads over which he presides. The town of Hanover will long remember him for his industry, liberality and devoted interest in her material welfare.
Note for: Grace Maude Marsh, 20 JAN 1874 - 8 JAN 1962 Index
Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Collins, IA
Note for: Earl R. Lafferty, 10 SEP 1905 - 10 OCT 1906 Index
died of a typhoid like fever at 15 months Source *Logan Republican
Note for: Andrew V. Swearingen, 28 MAR 1840 - 12 NOV 1915 Index
Andrew /Van Swearingen/Burial:
Place: Bethany Cemetery, MOIndividual Note:
Father born in PA mother in KY
Database: Callaway County, Missouri Veterans
Calloway County Veterans List
Part 4 The Civil War Veterans
Auxvasse Review 27 July 1905
Fought In The Confederate Army
The members of the company who attended the Fulton reunion were W. W. Smith, B. F. Garrett, B. T. Winn, J. L. T. Badger, B. F. Snethen, John P. McCall, A. V. Swearingen, and John P. Bell. They examined the member roll carefully, and recounted for every member of the company upon whom they could agree, saying nothing of the record of the men about whom there was a difference of opinion.
Badger J. L. B 1 And 3 Consolidated Missouri Cavalry. Private Private John L. J. Badger 1 Mo. Cav. Confederate
Part 4 The Civil War Veterans
Fulton Weekly Gazette
19 October 1907
1st Missouri Cavalry CSA
The 1st Missouri Cavalry was enlisted on December 30, 1861 with the majority of men being transferred from the Missouri State Guard. Following the Battle of Pea Ridge it was transferred East of the Mississippi to serve at Vicksburg. When Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863, the regiment surrendered and immediately paroled. Since it was "declared exchanged" on 12 September 1863 it was able to go back into Confederate service. At some point between September 1863 and May 4, 1865 (final surrender at Meridian, Mississippi), it was consolidated with the 3rd Missouri Cavalry regiment. During its service, the 1st Missouri Cavalry served in: Little's Brigade; Gates' Brigade/Missouri Brigade, Bowens Division and finally in Missouri Brigade, French's Division, Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana.
Commanders: Col. Elijah Gates; Lt. Col. Richard B. Chiles; Lt. Col. C.B. Cleveland; Lt. Col. George W. Lay; Lt. Col. William D. Maupin; Maj. Robert R. Lawther; Maj. William C. Parker.
Swearingen Andrew Van MO 1st Cav. Co.B Cpl.
rank in Private rank out Corporal
Andrew V Swearingen (& Margarette) found in:
Census Microfilm Records: Missouri, 1910
Locale: CEDAR TWP
Located in Township 46N, Rsnge 6W, Section 18 at Bethany Church, southwest of Americus.
Swearingen, A. V. - Mar 28 1848- Nov 12 1915
Swearingen, Lillian-[ nee Winn] 1859- 1901
Swearingen, M. A.- Mar 28 1848?- Feb 23 1911- wife of A. V.
Thompson, Bernice- 1896- 1985
Thompson, Charles H.- June 22 1846- Aug 8 1926
Thompson, Ida K,- May 12 1857- April 10 1945
Thompson, Odie H.- 189 1985
Note for: William O. Lyman, 13 JAN 1873 - 4 MAY 1905 Index
Death of W.O. Lyman
Wm. Lyman, of whose serious condition following an operation for
appendicitis, mention was made last week, died on Thursday, May 4, and was
buried from the Congregational church, on Saturday, the K.P. lodge, of which
he was a member, attending the funeral in a body and taking charge of the
services at the cemetery.
W.O. Lyman was born in Victor, Iowa, January 13, 1873, and died in Victor,
May 4, 1905, aged 32 years, 8 months, 21 days. Mr. Lyman lived nearly all
his life in and about Victor. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, three
children, a father, mother, three brothers and a sister. One brother and a
sister died in infancy.
Researching..could this be his son?
WWI Civilian Draft Registrations
Birth Date: 4 May 1890 Ethnicity: W
Birth Place: Oakland IA City/County: Minidoka
Note for: Francis II Bence, 4 NOV 1792 - 15 MAR 1882 Index
Place: E.M. Church cemetery, Menomonee FallsIndividual Note:
Francis BENCE was born in Montgomery County NY c. 1790. In 1814 he was in War of 1812, joined at Oppenheim, NY served with "P. Yanny's Co NY Mil."
In 1834 he married Magdalena Hare at Coudersport, PA - this was a second marriage. In 1840 they were in Genesee Co., NY. Francis Bence (1790) and his wife migrated to Waukasha, WI from Wilkes Barre, PA. They were Quakers and had 9 children". 1843 he received a land grant in WI and they are both buried at Menomenee Falls. Their children were George, Michael, Francis, Sophia (Neibuhr), Sarah Barbara (Steinmayer), William, Mary (Young), Helena aka Malinda (Downey or Downing), Martin and Lewis.
State: New York Year: 1840
County: Genesee Roll:
Township: Orangeville Page: 170
State: WI Year: 1846
County: Waukesha County Record Type:
Township: Brookfield Page: 034
Database: WI 1846 State Census Index
Francis Bence found in:
Census Microfilm Records: Wisconsin, 1870
Bence, Francis age 79 b. NY
Ellen age 57 b. France
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Martin BENCE Self M Male W 27 WI Farmer NY GER
Amelia BENCE Wife M Female W 21 NY Keeping House GER GER
Francis BENCE Son S Male W 3 WI WI NY
William BENCE Son S Male W 2 WI WI NY
Catharine L. BENCE Dau S Female W 4M WI WI NY
Francis BENCE Father M Male W 88 NY Retired Farmer GER GER
Lena BENCE Mother M Female W 65 GER Keeping House GER GER
Augusta PRITZHOFF Other S Female W 20 GER Servant GER GER
Census Place Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Family History Library Film 1255451
NA Film Number T9-1451
Page Number 89D
Note for: John I Lackland Plantagenet, 1166 - 1216 Index
He was also known as John Lackland.172 This is the King John characterized as the Illian in the Robin Hood legend. In a war with the French king Philip II, he lost Normandy and almost all his other possessions in France. In England, after a revolt of the barons, he was forced to seal the Magna Carta (1215
Note for: Henry II Plantagenet, 1133 - 1189 Index
Stephen I died in 1154 and Henry Plantagenet became Henry II of England. He was descended from William the Conqueror and through his mother, Matilda, from the Anglo-Saxons.
He married Eleanor of Aquitaine who had been married to Louis VII of France and so Aquitaine passed from France to England.
Henry II saw the need for central government. He wanted to strengthen his control of Scotland, Wales and Ireland. In 1157 Malcolm of Scotland paid homage to Henry and Scotland did not regain her independence until Richard I's reign.
Wales continued to be fractious and it was not until 1176 that the Welsh made their peace with Henry.
Ireland was next.
• 1154-1189 Henry II
• 1189-1199 Richard I, the Lion heart
• 1199-1216 John I, Lackland
• 1216-1272 Henry III
• 1272-1307 Edward I
• 1307-1327 Edward II
• 1327-1377 Edward III
• 1377-1399 Richard II
Note for: Frances B. Wyman Bloomfield, APR 1833 - AFT 1900 Index
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
B. B. REYNOLDS Self M Male W 43 PA Manufacturer PA PA
Frances REYNOLDS Wife M Female W 46 PA Keeps House PA PA
George M. REYNOLDS Son S Male W 21 IL Engineer PA PA
L. C. STOKES Other S Male W 25 PA Lawyer PA PA
Census Place Cambridge, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255119
NA Film Number T9-1119
Page Number 61B
Benjamin Reynolds found in:
Census Microfilm Records: Pennsylvania, 1900
Lived in: Cambridge Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Series: T623 Microfilm: 1399 Book: 1 Page: 78
Note for: George W. Kern, 4 SEP 1834 - 21 JAN 1920 Index
Kern, George IL Woodford 56th District 1850 134 447
1850 KERN GEORGE Woodford County IL 447 56th District Federal Population Schedule IL 1850 Federal Census Index ILS7a2897173
1850 KERN GEORGE Woodford County IL 447 56th District Federal Population Schedule IL 1850 Federal Census Index ILS7a2897174
IN 1870 Census
Kern, George age 37 b. IL occupation: teamster Illinois, WOODFORD, Roll 295 Book 1, Page 350b
Caroline age 29 b. NH
Frederick age 8 b. IL
Geo W. Kern found in:
1900 Census, Plainview Twp., Phillips Co., KS living alone at age 66 had birth year as 1833
George Kern (Kerne) moved from Pennsylvania to Illinois. Then in 1876, he moved to Newton, KS. In 1878 he settled in Phillips County, KS and homesteaded the farm now known as the Fred Kern place. Twice married, he is survived by two sons, Fred of Speed, KS and George of Beloit, KS by his first union. Having been thrown from a horse about a year ago, he never fully recovered from his injuries. This early settler died at the home of his son, Fred, six miles SE of Logan, on Wed, Jan 21, 1920 at 11:30. Other living relatives are an aged sister in OK and a brother in IL. At one time, Grandpa Kern was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Note for: Hellen M., 1844 - BEF 1910 Index