Landon, Dabbs, Hancock, Hills
It appears that we are related to the Landon family through the Dabbs and Hancock families. As noted below, Nellie Dabbs married Elmer Landon. In addition, Linley Wesley Hills, son of Emma Hancock, was a son of Linley Otto Hills and a grandson of Rosetta Landon who married Stephen V. Hills.
Proposed Landon Lineage
Compiled by Judy Griffin, 2007 - email address
Thomas Landon bef.1760 - + Experience Johnson 1770 -
...... 2 Amos Landon - 1805
...... 2 Thomas Landon 1775 – 1804 + (1) Hannah Moore, (2) Permelia Powers
...... 2 Isaac Landon 1776 – 1800 +Anna Yale
...... 2 Ethan Landon 1779 – 1850 + Hannah Lindsley bef. 1790 -
.......... 3 Norton Landon 1811 - 1884 + Sarah Ann Fortner/Falkner ca. 1818 - 1882
.............. 4 David L Landon 1836 - 1837
.............. 4 Milo Landon 1838 – 1907 + Huldah Hinson 1843 - 1896
................. 5 Alvin Landon (?) 1861 – 1863 (1866-1868?)
................. 5 Orson Landon 1862 - 1862
................. 5 David Landon 1862 - 1862
................. 5 Harvey Landon (?) 1862 – 1863 (1867-1868?)
................. 5 Charles F Landon 1863 – 1936 + Sarah Elizabeth Reed 1867 - 1937
..................... 6 Ivan Landon 1885 - + (1) Josephine _?_, (2) Emma _?_
..................... 6 Lawrence Landon 1887 - 1969 + Mayme Price 1890 - 1986
..................... 6 Henry Landon 1889 - + Jessie Cope 1890 -
..................... 6 Nina Landon 1891 – 1971 + Herman Christopher Kirchner 1890 - 1964
..................... 6 Myra Landon 1894 – 1973 + John Blackstock Williams 1886 - 1957
..................... 6 Milo Landon 1896 -
..................... 6 Paul Landon 1899 - + Grace _?_ 1900 -
..................... 6 Clyde R. Landon 1901 - + Dessie Waddell
..................... 6 Mary Landon 1903 - 1994
................. 5 Sarah Elizabeth Landon 1866 - 1923 + Charles N. Falkner 1868 -
................. 5 Clara Landon 1867 - 1946 + William H. Rowden ca. 1870 -
................. 5 Edward Landon 1870 - 1965
................. 5 Frederick Landon 1873 – 1960 + (1) Ida M. Cook 1877-1906, (2) Viola Cannon 1892 - 1935
................. 5 Frank Landon 1876 - 1897
................. 5 Stella Landon 1879 - 1965 + Leslie Melrose Dougherty 1880 - 1974
..................... 6 Lila Wenona Dougherty + (1) John G. Flautt – 1974, (2) Louis J. Melcher - 1985
................. 5 Elsa M Landon 1882 - 1905
................. 5 William Landon (?) 1885 -
.............. 4 Caroline Purlina Landon 1840 – 1868 + Isaac Gunterman 1839 - 1901
.............. 4 Laura Ann (or Louisa) Landon 1842 – 1868 + (1) Phillip English, (2) _?_ Hinson
.............. 4 Linley Landon 1844 – 1932 + Harriett Medford 1849 - 1879
................. 5 Rosetta Landon 1868 - 1949 + Stephen V. Hills 1865 – 1937 (see Hills history)
..................... 6 Guy Raymond Hills 1893 - 1960 + Ollie Sensabaugh
..................... 6 Linley Otto Hills 1889 - 1965 + Clara M. _?_
......................... 7 Linley Hills, son of unmarried Linley Otto and Emma Hancock (see Hancock history)
...................... 6 Ethel May Hills 1895 - 1984 + Charles H. Frazier
..................... 6 Florence B. Hills 1897 - + (1) Oscar Frazier, (2) Joe Gallagher
..................... 6 Eva E. Hills 1891 - 1940 + George White
................. 5 Rhoda Ellen Landon 1869 - 1880
................. 5 Elmer N. Landon 1872 - + (1) Nellie J. Dabbs 1878 – 1903, (2) Lillie Jane Cook 1893 – (see Dabbs history)
................. 5 Levena Landon 1874 – 1935 + George Franklin Frazer
..................... 6 Lucy Iona Frazer1905 – 1999 + Raymond E. (Tim) Dugan 1905 - 1980
................. 5 Roy Landon 1879 – bef 1937
2nd Wife of Linley Landon + Sarah Sweeney 1861 - 1883
................. 5 Mary Landon
................. 5 Emma Landon – bef 1937
................. 5 Ines (or Inez) Lenora Landon 1881 – 1937 + Harry H Barton 1878 - 1950
..................... 6 Wesley Benjamin (used William not Barton) 1899 – 1981 + Georgia Mae Heilman 1903 - 2001
.............. 4 Emeline Landon 1848 – 1864 + Allen Hinson
.............. 4 Sarah E Landon 1851 - + Franklin/Francis Hinson
.............. 4 Harman Orson Landon 1853 – 1927 + Nancy Catherine Elliott 1855 - 1926
................. 5 John Lindley Landon 1873 – 1912 + Cynthia E Stinson 1879 -
................. 5 Mary Luanna Landon 1874 – 1959 + Samuel D Ledford 1820 - 1939
................. 5 George Norton Landon 1877 – 1962 + Emma Della Stinson 1881 - 1965
................. 5 Alvin K Landon 1878 – 1963 + Myra J Gray 1887 - 1981
................. 5 Alda Landon 1883 - + Erie Wylie
................. 5 Jesse H Landon 1886 – 1961 + Captolla Hopkins
................. 5 Hattie Landon 1887 – 1955 + Herman Schmidt
................. 5 William Charles Landon 1890 – 1969 + Ruby Nutting 1901 - 1979
................. 5 Grace A Landon 1894 – 1977 + Elmer Tye 1892 - 1969
.............. 4 Rhoda Landon 1856 - + John Leak
.............. 4 Francis Mary Landon 1860 -
...... 2 Edmund Landon 1781 -
...... 2 Horace Landon 1783 – 1857 + Drucilla Hamm 1780 - 1854
........... 3 Alonzo Horace Landon 1807 – 1880 + (1) Nancy E Davis, (2) Rosetta Duvallo, (3) Elizabeth Landon, (4) Salina Ann Stapp
........... 3 Edmund Briant Landon 1809 – 1853 + (1) Julia Ann Reynolds, (2) + Elizabeth Epperly
........... 3 Denman T Landon 1811 - 1846
........... 3 William Duncan Landon 1813 – 1873 + Alvira Cory 1814 - 1904
........... 3 Drucilla E Landon 1814 – bef 1891 + James Leman Husted
........... 3 Percilla Emeline Landon 1816 – 1905 + Asa Snell 1796 - 1875
........... 3 Norman E Landon 1816 – 1891 + Amelia (or Parmelia) Price
........... 3 Caroline E Landon 1821 + David Delavan Wilcox
........... 3 Melissa A Landon 1822 – 1902 + (1) Julius Rutherford, (2) David McGhee
...... 2 Huldah Landon 1792 - 1873
Researcher Jean Landon Wallace provided corrections and additional information that is not included on the above proposed lineage. Her information is included in the narratives below.
Unknown Landons: Mildred White Landon, in photo of White family, p. 728, 1991 Jersey County History.
Interest in compiling this family history originated with an email from Richard Bloss, providing a correction for a Linley Landon on the Jersey County ILGenWeb website, which I maintain. I recalled Hilda Hutchinson Laird’s mention of Ray Landon and the family research that gave a connection with the Landon families on the Dabbs and Hancock (Hills) lines. Richard Bloss provided a Gedcom of his research on the Landon family that provides the core of this family history. Some of Richard Bloss’ information was checked with online sources and the 1991 History of Jersey County. Additional information and possible corrections were made to Richard’s information, including information from Jean Landon Wallace. This information and sources are noted in the text, for the most part. Some of Richard’s information is available online.
Thomas Landon was born before 1760, and died in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Thomas married Experience Johnson circa 1778. Experience was born circa 1770, and died in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Thomas settled in Addison County Vermont in 1789. A Thomas Landon was listed in the 1790 census for Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. (1) Researcher note: Thomas Landon's birth date is 14 January 1745/46. He died 2 May 1803. Thomas Landon was the son of David Landon (1718-1804) and David's first wife, Mary Osborn (1719-1754). Thomas' wife, Experience Johnson, daughter of Edward Johnson (1697-1774) and Elizabeth Barnes (1708-1800), was born 1743, Branford, Connecticut, died 1805, Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Reference: Landon Genealogy by James O. Landon (New York: Clark Boardman Co., Ltd., 1928) pp. 137 and 247. The death dates of Thomas and Mary Osborn Landon are from their death certificates. - Jean Landon Wallace.
The children of Thomas Landon and Experience Johnson were:
Amos Landon died on July 17, 1805 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont.
Thomas Landon was born on March 10, 1775 and died on August 23, 1804 at Weybridge, Vermont. Thomas married (1) Hannah Moore, (2) Permelia Powers, before 1797.
Isaac Landon was born on August 04, 1776 and died on June 8, 1800 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. Isaac married Anna Yale on December 27, 1797.
Ethan Landon was born on June 15, 1779 and died in 1850 at LaGrange, New York, (near Buffalo). Ethan Landon was born on June 15, 1779 and died in 1850 in LaGrange, New York, (near Buffalo). He married Hannah Lindsley circa 1810. Hannah was born before 1790 in Cornwall, Vermont. The child of Ethan and Hannah was Norton Landon (see below), born on June 4, 1811 in New York and died in Jersey County, Illinois.
Edmund Landon was born on April 03, 1781 and died in Canada.
Horace Landon was born on November 16, 1783 and died on July 29, 1857 in Jersey County, Illinois (see below).
Hulda Landon was born on January 15, 1792 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. She died on April 09, 1873 in Jersey County, Illinois. She may not be a child of Thomas? Researcher note: Hulda was the youngest child of Thomas and Experience, born in 1792 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, and died 09 April 1873, Jersey County, Illinois. She married Unknown Greene. What happened to Mr. Greene I do not know, but she later married James "Wash" Perrings. Hulda traveled in 1832 to Jersey County, Illinois, in the wagon train with the Horace Landon family. She and her family are listed in the 1850 Federal Census of Jerseyville, Jersey County as follows: James Perrin, 78, Farmer, Born England; Hulda, 59, Born Vermont; W. W. Perrin, 23, Farmer, Born New York; James P. Perrin, 28, Farmer, Born New York; Amos Perrin, 24, Farmer, Born New York, Attended School within the year; John Greene, 25, Farmer, Born Illinois; Charles Perrin, 16, Farmer, Born New York, Attended School within the year. Hulda and "Wash" are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Illinois. - Jean Landon Wallace.
Horace Landon (Thomas1) was born on November 16, 1783, and died on July 29, 1857 in Jersey County, Illinois. He married Drucilla Hamm about 1805. According to the Jersey County Burial Index, Drucella was born in 1780, and died on March 6, 1854. She and Horace were buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Horace attended the Congregational Church in Cornwall, Addison County Vermont. In the 1850 Census for Jersey County, Horace listed his birthplace as Connecticut. (2) He was circa seven years younger than Drucilla. The children of Horace and Drucilla were:
Alonzo Horace Landon was born circa 1807 in Vermont, and died before 1880. He married (1) Nancy E. Davis on December 13, 1832 in Greene County, Illinois; (2) Rosetta Duvallo on February 04, 1847 in Jersey County, Illinois; (3) Elizabeth Landon on January 22, 1857 in Jersey County; (4) Salina Ann Stapp or Stross on May 24, 1864 in Jersey County. (3) In the 1850 Jersey County census for Alonzo’s household: D. H. Landon, age 17; A. H., age 13; Gilbert, age 11; Riley, age 7; and Henry, age 3. In the 1870 census: Eliza, age 7; Dennis, age 3; and Lucy A., 11 mo., born December. Salinda was age 25, Alonzo was 62. Rosetta may be the Mrs. Alonzo Landon who was born in 1822 and died on November 29, 1856, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. (4) Nancy Davis Landon died in 1847, buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery; and Salinda Landon died on March 10, 1911, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. (5)Researcher note: Alonzo Horace Landon's death date was after 11 March 1887, as he was mentioned in The St. Louis Globe Democrat on that date as being a resident of Nokomis, Montgomery, Illinois. Alonzo died before 27 July 1891, as in the obituary of his brother, Norman Landon, it is stated Norman had two siblings still living, Mrs. Percilla Snell and Mrs. Malissa McGhee. Norman Landon died 27 July 1891. (Jersey County Democrat, 06 August 1891.) Alonzo married (1) Nancy E. Davis 13 December 1832, Greene County, Illinois; (2) Rosetta Duvallo 04 February 1847, Jersey County, Illinois; (3) Lucia Ann Wentworth in May 1851, Vergennes, Addison County, Vermont; (4) Elizabeth Epperly Landon 22 January 1857, Jersey County, Illinois, divorced 28 October 1862; and (5) Salinda Ann Pruitt Stropp 24 May 1864, Jersey County, Illinois, divorced about 1879. [I found Lucia Ann Wentworth in The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American by John Wentworth (Little, Brown, and Company, 1878). Lucia is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery under the name, "Mrs. Alonzo Landon." She was buried with an unnamed infant, and Alonzo and Lucia had another unnamed infant's death prior to Lucia's death. I looked for Lucia's maiden name for years. Lucia, born 1824, Vermont, died 28 November 1856, Jersey County, Illinois.] - Jean Landon Wallace.
Salina’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, Mar. 1911: Mrs. Salinda A. Landon was born in Jersey county, 6 Aug. 1843 and departed this life 10 Mar. 1911, at her home in St. Louis, Mo., aged 66 years, 7 months and 4 days. The body was brought here Sunday morning for burial. Rev. O. L. Markman, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted a short service at the grave. She is survived by four children, Cady and Dennis Landon, Mrs. Julia Cox and Mrs. Minnie House, besides other relatives and friends.
Edmund Briant Landon was born circa 1809 in Addison County?, Vermont, and died in July 1853, when he drowned in the Pacific Ocean after going West to the Gold Rush. Edmund married (1) Julia Ann Reynolds on January 22, 1834, in Greene County, Illinois; (2) Elizabeth Epperly, circa 1839. He is the father of Caroline Landon (see below). (6) The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index lists an Edward Landon married Julia Reynold, January 22, 1834 at Greene County. This same index lists Edmund B. Landon married Elizabeth Epperly on April 14, 1839 at Mercer County, Illinois. Edmund was found in the 1840 census at Rock Island County, Illinois, which is next door to Mercer County. There were no children listed. One researcher lists Elizabeth Epperly’s birth as 1802, her death 1902, no documentation. Researcher note: Edmund Briant Landon was born 19 November 1810, probably Addison County, Vermont. Edmund married (1) Julia Ann Reynolds 22 January 1834, Greene County, Illinois; Edmund and Julia Ann divorced; (2) Elizabeth Epperly 14 April 1839, Mercer County, Illinois. Caroline E. (Caroline Emily) Landon, age 13, is the daughter of Edmund Briant Landon and Julia Ann (Reynolds) Landon, and she is listed in the 1850 Census living with Horace and Drucilla Landon, her grandparents. Listed in Horace and Drucilla Landon's home on the 1850 Census are Horace and Drucilla, their son, Norman, age 30; their daughter, Caroline Wilcox, age 28; Caroline Wilcox's children, Amelia, age 7, and Delavan, age 5; Caroline E. Landon, age 13; and Jacob Seneker, age 30, probably an employee. Caroline Emily Landon, daughter of Edmund Briant and Julia Reynolds Landon, taught school September-December, 1852, at Mt. Gilead, Greene County, Illinois, and on 07 December 1852 in Greene County, Illinois, married Braswell Hutchens, one of her pupils. Source: Smith, Professor George W., M. A., History of Illinois and Her People (Chicago: The American Historical Society, Volume VI, 1927), page 34. Braswell Hutchens (1832-1878) was the son of Elkanah Hutchens of Greene County. - Jean Landon Wallace.
Another researcher (no documentation) gives additional information on Edmund B. Landon and Elizabeth Epperly. (7) This researcher states that Edmund was born on November 19, 1810 at Addison County, Vermont, and died at sea between Astoria or and San Francisco, California in October 1853. Elizabeth was born on May 14, 1822 at Montgomery County, Virginia, died on November 22, 1907, buried at Duncan Cemetery, Mercer County, Illinois. Elizabeth married William C. Baldwin on January 20, 1885 at Macoupin County, Illinois. She was found in the 1900 census, Ward 34, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The children of Edmund and Elizabeth were: Jane Drucilla Landon (born May 1, 1841, Mercer County, died January 1921, Cook County, married James Lucien Harris in 1859); Ellen E. Landon (born July 14, 1843, Mercer County, died September 11, 1845, Mercer County); Lenora A. Landon (born November 27, 1844, Mercer County, died after 1910 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, married Augustus D. Skelton); and William E. Landon (born January 24, 1846, Mercer County, died May 13, 1846, Mercer County). The obituary of Elizabeth Epperly Landon Baldwin: Mrs. Elizabeth Epperly Baldwin was born in Richmond, Virginia, May 14, 1822 and died in Chicago, Cook Co, IL at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James L. Harris, November 22, 1907 at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 8 days. She came to Richmond, IN in 1827 at the age of jive [sic] years and to Duncan Township, Mercer Co, IL in 1834 at the age of 12 years with her parents William and Alice Epperly, settling on a farm now (1907) owned by Mrs. Eli Epperly in Duncan Township. Mrs. Baldwin was the mother of four children. Two died in infancy. The two remaining are Mrs. Jane L. Harris of Park Manor, Chicago, Cook Co, IL where Mrs. Baldwin has made her home in later years and Mrs. Leonora Skelton of Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO. She leaves six grandchildren and six great grand children. Mrs. Baldwin was one of eleven children of whom three sisters and four brothers survive - Mrs. Nancy Watson, Millersburg, IL, Mrs. Mary Shafer, Denver CO, Mrs. Sarah Boney, Aledo, IL and the brothers - A.J. Epperly, Joy, IL, John C. Epperly, Millersburg, IL, William Epperly and Eli Epperly of Duncan Township. She united with the Baptist Church in girlhood and has since maintained a Christian life, exemplifying all Christian graces and proving herself large hearted, generous and thoughtful toward all. A large circle of friends and relatives ever hold her dear in memory. Her remains were brought to Joy on the “Dolly”(local train) Monday morning and the funeral was from the home of William Epperly in Duncan Township, Tuesday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. N.W. Thornton of Keithsburg, officiating. The text was Isaiah 40:1 ‘Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.’ The internment was in Duncan Cemetery among the graves of her family and relatives of early settlers. All brothers and sisters were present except Mrs. Mary Shafer of Denver. Those from outside Mercer Co were Mrs. Jane L. Harris, Chicago and Mrs. Leonora Skelton of Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO. The pall bearers were all nephews - Milton Boruff, Clint Summers, George Geesey, C.H. Thornhill, H.H. Epperly and A.J. Boruff
Denman T. Landon was born circa 1811 in Addison County, Vermont, and died on October 14, 1846 in Jersey County, Illinois. He was buried in the “Old” cemetery at Jerseyville. Denman’s probate in Jersey County was administered by Asa Snell (online probate index).
William Duncan Landon was born on February 06, 1813 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, and died on February 11, 1873 in English Township, Jersey County, Illinois. William married Alvira Cory on March 29, 1837 in Greene County, Illinois. William was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Researcher note: William Duncan Landon, born 06 February 1813, Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont married Alvira (Cory) Cowen 29 March 1837, Greene County, Illinois, died 11 February 1873, Jersey County, Illinois. Alvira was born in Bridport, Addison County, Vermont, 30 May 1814, died Jersey County, Illinois, 05 March, 1904. William and Alvira are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois. Alvira was daughter of Zophar Cory (1783-1860) and Alice "Ellis" Myrick (1791-1867), early settlers of Greene/Jersey Counties, Illinois.- Jean Landon Wallace.
Biographical information on son Charles gives information on William: (8)
Charles Landon, one of the native sons of Sangamon County, was born in Auburn township, April 8, 1871. His paternal grandfather, William D. Landon, was a native of New England and in 1830 left his home in Vermont, starting with a team for Illinois. He traveled for two months and at length reached Greene county, at which time it was a part of Jersey county, Illinois. There were few settlers in that district of the state, the work of progress and improvement having been scarcely begun. Mr. Landon began work by the month as a farm hand and was thus employed for a number of years. In 1837 he was married. His family numbered ten children, seven of whom are now living: Austin, who resides in Virden; Horace, the father of our subject; William, who is living in Jerseyville, Illinois; Alice, the wife of B. F. Workman, of Auburn; Sarah, the wife of T. S. Chapman, an ex-senator of Jerseyville, Illinois; Emma, who is the widow of Andrew Everts and is residing near Jerseyville; and Mary, who is the wife of Marion Cowan and is also living near Jerseyville. William Cowan, the grandfather, began life in Illinois as a poor boy, but by hard work and good management he attained success and was one of the substantial citizens of the county at the time of his death, in fact, he was one of the most extensive landowners, having made judicious investments in real estate until he became the owner of one thousand acres. He passed away in 1873 and his widow is now living in Jerseyville, Illinois, at the ripe old age of ninety years.
Alvira’s obituary: Jerseyville Republican, 11 Mar. 1904: Mrs. Alvira Landon was the daughter of Zopher and Alice Cory and was born in Bridport, Vermont 30 May 1814. She died at her home 5 Mar. 1904, 90 years old. Early in girlhood she was converted and baptized in Lake Champlain. She married William Cowen and two sons were born: Edwin and Albert, both died in infancy. In 1833 she moved to Illinois, her parents coming later. She was one of the earliest settlers. 30 Mar. 1837 she married William D. Landon of Jerseyville who died 11 Feb. 1873. The children who blest this union were: three who are deceased; Edwin, Oscar and Truman; seven who survive; Austin of Virden; Horace of Auburn; William D. of Jerseyville; Mrs. B.F. Workman of Auburn; Mrs. Mary Cowen, Mrs. Emma L. Everts and Mrs. T.S. Chapman of Jerseyville. When she came west she joined Lebanon Baptist church and in Oct. 1884 transferred to Baptist church in Jerseyville. Leaves seven children, one brother, Perry Cory of Kane; 33 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
The 1991 Jersey County history gives information on William and Alvira’s children. (9) Alvira had twelve children (Alvira had two children by her first husband, William Cowen, see obituary). Three were listed: Emma Landon, born circa 1849, married Andrew J. Everts Jr.; William D. Landon, born circa 1852; and Sarah, married Thomas S. Chapman. Emma was married twice, first to Samuel Hartwell. There are photos of Emma, William D. and Sarah in this publication. Census information for Jersey County, 1850-1870 provides the following children: Edwin (born circa 1839, died young); Oscar ( possibly Oscar James, born circa 1840-41, married Mary Day); Austin (born circa 1840-41, married Alma Argo); Horace (born circa 1842-43, married Flora A. Converse); Alice (born circa 1845, married Benjamin F. Workman); Mary (born circa 1847-48, married Francis M. Cowan); Emma (born circa 1849, married Andrew J. Everts Jr.); Truman (born circa 1852); William (born circa 1855, married Ella or Etta Updike); Sarah E. (born circa 1857, married Thomas S. Chapman). Flora (born circa 1863, married Joseph W. Voorhees). William (born circa 1865). Note large gap between Sarah E. and Flora. William Duncan Landon was doing quite well, his real estate was valued at $45,000 in 1860 and $72,500 in 1870. Researcher note: The name should be Etta Updike, born 17 April 1858, Mercer County, New Jersey, died 05 August 1941, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Actually, her name was Harriet, but she was called Etta all her life, and that is the name recorded on her marriage record and her tombstone. William Dearborn died 26 January 1956, and he and Etta are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Etta was daughter of Theodore (1816-1888) and Ellen (Hill) Updike (1818-1889), and Theodore and Ellen Updike are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Regarding the 1991 Jersey County history, Edwin did not die young as stated. He married 09 February 1860, Macoupin County, Illinois, Emma Marshall (1843-1867), daughter of Calvin C. Marshall and Emma Hayward Cory. Edwin and Emma had Minnie Alvira Landon (1861-1862); Flora Effie Landon (1864-1940), who married Joseph Voohers 15 July 1880, Jersey County, Illinois; and William Lincoln Landon (1865-1906), who married Lucy Silsby Martin. After Emma Marshall Landon's death, Edwin went to Arkansas, later Kansas. He left his children with his mother, Alvira, which is why Flora, age 7, and William, age 5, are listed in the 1870 Federal Census in the William Duncan and Alvira Landon household. This accounts for "the large gap between Sarah E. and Flora" which is noted in the narrative. - Jean Landon Wallace.
Sons Oscar and Truman died a tragic death (note the information confirms Austin, Horace and Flora): Jersey County Democrat, 27 Dec. 1887: Oscar Landon took his own life by hanging. He lived northwest of town. Funeral was from home; Rev. W.H.H. Avery and Rev. C.H. Moscrip. He was born in Jersey county 23 Dec. 1838 and is a twin. In 1871 he married Mary day of Audrain county, MO. Six children survive; his twin brother, Austin, who lives near Virden, brother Horace of Auburn and sister, Mrs. Workman. Mary Day Landon’s obituary: Jerseyville Republican, May 1922: Mary A. Langdon (?) nee Day died, 69 years of age; born 19 Apr. 1853 at Ypsilantic, Mich. She was married 16 Feb. 1871 to Oscar L. Landon. In 1873 they moved to the old Landon farm. Additional obituary: Unknown newspaper, 1922 - Mrs. Mary A. Landon after a lingering illness of four months, passed away at one o’clock this afternoon at her home on Andrew Ave. in this city. Mrs. Landon who was born in Audrian County, MO, 19 Apr. 1853, was at the time of her death 79 (should be 69?) years and 10 days of age. Mrs. Landon went to Carlinville before Christmas to visit her son, Prof. Perry O. Landon and family, and while there was taken quite ill. More than a month ago Mrs. Landon was able to be brought to her home in Jerseyville, but her condition became gradually worse. Mrs. Landon was married 16 Feb. 1871 to Oscar Landon of Jerseyville who died in 1887. A year after their marriage they came to Jerseyville to reside on the old Landon homestead farm near Shakerag school northeast of Jerseyville. The deceased is survived by six children, Roy A. Landon and Mrs. J. J. Wiseman of this city, Mrs. Rolla McIntyre of Mexico, Mo.; Truman Landon of Eastland, Texas; Dr. Loren A. Landon of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Prof. Perry O. Landon of Carlinville. One son, Arthur William, died in infancy. For many years Mrs. Landon has been a devoted and faithful member of the Baptist church of Jerseyville. Truman Landon and Dr. Loren Landon, who have been with their mother the past two weeks, departed this week for Texas, but her other children were with her at the time of her death. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon, but at the present time arrangements have not been fully completed.
Republican Examiner, 22 July 1881: Truman Landon died 14 July 1881 of a bullet wound at the hand of Joseph Voorhees. Truman was son of William D. and Alvira Landon, 29 years old. He attended school at Williamsburg, PA at the age of 19. In 1873 he entered Blackburn College at Carlinville. In 1876 he went to Chicago to Baptist college and returned to Jerseyville. Entered law office of his brother-in-law, T.S. Chapman. In 1878 he bought a large farm 3 miles south of Jerseyville. He was endowed with an even temper, intellectual ability, kindly disposition. The funeral was under auspices of Free Mason; Rev. Heagle, Baptist church. News item;, Republican Examiner, Jerseyville, ill.,1881: “Truman Landon shot and instantly killed. Joe Voorhees, the murderer, under arrest and in jail. The cause unknown, but suppose to be an old feud.” About half past 6 o’clock last evening (Thursday) our usually quiet town was thrown into a fever of excitement by the report that Joe Voorhees had shot and killed Truman Landon. A Rep-Ex. Reporter started out immediately and gleaned the following facts: about a year ago Joe Voorhees married Miss Flora Landon. The union was opposed by the girl’s folks and a little hard feeling has existed ever since. On Wednesday evening the assassin’s wife retired as usual, but after a little got up and stood at the bureau for a minute, when she turned to her husband and said: "Good bye, Joe, I have taken poison." Doctors were summoned immediately and after considerable work pronounced her in no danger. About 5:45 last evening, Landon entered the grocery store of John Wiley, where Voorhees was clerking for the purpose of settling some business with Mr. Wiley. After finishing his business he started for the door and when about half way met Voorhees. The two conversed for some time in a low tone, and then went out in the rear of the store and continued talking until finally they moved over to the grass plat immediately in the rear of Brandt’s Saloon, adjoining Wiley’s store. In a minute the people of that part of were startled by the report of a pistol, and Voorhees immediately passed through Mr. Wiley’s store, saying as he went, “Wiley, there is a dead man out there.” Voorhees walked down to his house and informed his folks of what he had done, and sat down on the porch. In a few minutes Officer Burns, Constable Darby Milner and John Richards went to Voorhees’ house, arrested him, and took him before ‘Squire Kirpatrick’s office where Voorhees admitted the shooting and “hoped to god he (Landon) was dead.” The dead man was left just in position he fell until about 7 o’clock where he was placed upon a window blind and carried to ‘Squire Kirkpatrick’s office and an inquest held upon his body. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by a pistol shot fired by Joe Voorhees. After the inquest the body was taken charge of by William Keith, undertaker, and sent to his home south of town. Joe Voorhees, the assassin is a young man about 25 years old and at one time was considered a model young man, but took to drink and lost a good many of his best friend. He seems to be perfectly cool and claims that he acted in self defense, but upon examining the body of Landon, no weapons of any kind were found on his person or about the place, and from the character of the man, it is not believed that he made any motion that would cause a person to think he intended to commit any crime. Truman Landon, the deceased, was an unmarried man living with his mother on a farm, three miles south of town, was considered one of the most quiet, gentlemanly men in the county, and was the last man that anyone would suppose would be shot down in the manner named. The murderer’s mother is heart broken at the sad event and no one can hardly realize that the horrible news is true. An examination of the wound by Dr. Gill revealed the fact that the ball entered between the third and fourth ribs about two inches to the right of the left nipple and passed through the upper part of the heart and also through the lungs, causing instant death. Researcher note: Republican Examiner, 22 July 1881, account of the death of Truman Landon, the person who shot Truman was Joseph Voohers (not Voorhees.) Joseph's name is incorrectly recorded as Voorhees several times in the account of Truman's death. - Jean Landon Wallace.
Obituary and information for William D. Landon: News item, Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1950: Wm. D. Landon, retired farmer of Jerseyville, and a charter stockholder of the Jersey State Bank, was guest of honor at family dinner Sunday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Landon, south of Jerseyville on his 96th birthday. Present were: Mrs. Leola Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Landon, Mrs. Dorothy Ann Sumner and son, Lanny of Edwardsville; and Mrs. Melle McIntyre of Mexico, MO. Despite advance age, Mr. Landon is in good health and is still able to make regular trips to the business district for the transaction of business. Obituary: Unknown newspaper, 26 Jan. 1956: Wm. Landon, 101, jersey’s oldest resident, dies. Death occurred at home Wednesday morning. Final rites at Baptist church. - William Dearborn Landon, 101, Jersey county’s oldest resident died Wednesday morning, 25 Jan. at 4:26 o’clock at his home on South State Street in Jerseyville. Although he had been in failing health he was ill only a few days prior to his death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 27 Jan. at two o’clock at the first Baptist church where Mr. Landon had been a member for eighty-five years. Rev. Carl C. Moman, pastor of the church, will officiate at the services and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Friends May call at the Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville after three o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon. The centenarian was a son of the late William Dearborn and Alvira Cory Landon and was born 22 Oct. 1854 on a farm west of Jerseyville. His parents were natives of Vermont. Mr. Landon was the surviving member of a family of ten children. He was educated in the local schools and after graduation here attended Blackburn College in Carlinville for three years. He spent one year at Chicago University and one year at Eastman Business School in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he prepared for a banking career. Upon his return to Jerseyville, Mr. Landon accepted a position with the Stephen Bowman Bank where he remained one year. Inside work began to take its toll on his health and he embarked on a farming career on the Broadmead farm south of Jerseyville which is now operated by the family of his son, the late Leslie A. Landon. Mr. Landon’s marriage to Ella [sic Etta] Updike took place on 17 Feb. 1881, and the couple resided on the Landon farm until 1916 when they moved to the home on South State Street. The death of Mrs. Landon occurred in August, 1941. After moving to Mr. Landon continued management of the farm for several years. He was active in the work of the Farmers Institute and served as its president, and for many years was affiliated with the Jersey county farm bureau. The decedent affiliated with the first Baptist church of Jerseyville at the age of sixteen and for many years was actively engaged in the work of the church. He served as church treasurer for thirty years, and after many years as deacon he was made honorary deacon. Mr. Landon who had the distinction of being the oldest active banker in the state, was one of the directors in the founding of the Jersey state bank in 1903. He continued on the ....torn away two words ... of the bank and continued weekly meetings until Jan. 1954 when he was elected an honorary member of the board. Mr. and Mrs. Landon were the parents of six children, two of whom survive him. They are his daughter, Mrs. Leola Henry who had resided with him since 1937, and one son, Herbert U. Landon of Edwardsville. He also leaves seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Truella, and a son, Raymond who died in infancy, a daughter, Irma who died at the age of sixteen, and a son, Leslie A. Landon whose death occurred 9 Nov. 1953.
This appears to be the obituary of the daughter of Roy Landon, son of Oscar Landon and Mary Day: Unknown newspaper, 29 Nov. 1976: The funeral of Mrs. Louella Lynn of 821 W. Exchange Street, Jerseyville was held on 27 Nov. at the First Methodist church in Jerseyville with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Her death occurred at 3:20 am on 25 Nov. at Alton memorial hospital. Her husband, Ellis Lynn, died in 1948. She was born in Jersey county on 2 Feb. 1897, a daughter of Roy and Carrie Clatworthy Landon. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Ester) Linn of Jerseyville and Mrs. Lois Carothers of Ballwin, Mo.; one brother, Harold Landon of Jerseyville; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Searls of Jerseyville, Mrs. Dorothy Mullichan, Cambridge, Ind. and Mrs. Alice Kuehnel, Wood River; six grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Biographical information on Horace Landon (he resided in Sangamon County, Illinois): (10) Horace Landon was born in Illinois, and acquired his education in the country schools. He received ample training at farm work on the old family homestead and assisted his father in the cultivation of field and meadow until the time of his marriage. In 1866 he wedded Miss Flora Converse , who was born in Greene county, Illinois, December 29, 1849, a daughter of Uriah C. Converse, whose birth occurred in Vermont. Throughout his business career Horace Landon has carried on agricultural pursuits and has led a life characterized by industry and enterprise. He and his wife are members of the Advent Christian church and he belongs to the Woodmen Camp of Auburn, while his political support is given to the Democracy. Unto him and his wife have been born nine children: Ella M., born August 9, 1867, was married in 1890 to J. R. Pogue, of Sullivan, Illinois, and died in 1895, leaving two children, Stanley and Harold. Eugene born May 22, 1869, and now an advertising merchant, was married in 1896 to Margaret Alexander and they have two daughters, Marjory and Elizabeth. Charles is the third of the family. Mable, born June 9, 1877, was married in 1900 to William Anderson.
Drucilla E. Landon was born circa 1814 in Addison County?, Vermont, and died before 1891. Drucilla married James Leman Husted on January 13, 1835 in Greene County, Illinois. Undocumented research (11) states that James Husted was married before his marriage to Drucilla. His first wife died, leaving him with daughters Laura and Matilda. James and Drucilla moved to Muscatine County, Iowa. James is said to have been living with a grand daughter in Des Moines in his last years.
Percilla Emeline Landon was born on March 30, 1815 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, and died on May 18, 1905 in Jersey County, Illinois. Evidentially Percilla taught school in Piasa Township, Jersey County. (12) This pioneer school was taught in a room of a dwelling house, which was only partially completed, in the summer of 1837. Percilla married Asa Snell on September 16, 1838 in Greene County, Illinois. The Jersey County Index of Burials (online) states that Priscila Landon was born in 1816, possibly from a tombstone reading. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. The burial index lists Asa Snell, born in 1796, and died on January 21, 1875, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Asa was nearly twenty years older than Percilla. There is biographical information on the Jersey County Snell family. (13) Dr. Asa Snell was born in 1796 and died in 1875. Priscilla Landon was born in 1816 and died in 1905. The Snell farm was homesteaded by Asa in 1833.
The children of Asa and Percilla were (from 1860 census): Guy (born circa 1839), Mary E. (born circa 1842), Jacilla/Drucilla? (born circa 1843), Clara J. (born circa 1844), Martha M. (born circa 1846), Rhubian/Ruby (born circa 1847), Silas (born circa 1848), Jennet/Janette (born circa 1851), Luther (born circa 1853), Hugh H. (born circa 1854), Keturah (born circa 1855-56, married Simon Woolsey and lived in Sangamon County (14)), Augusta Loret (born circa 1857). Possible child is a Lucy J. Snell. Jacilla or Clara may be Clarisa Jane, born December 4, 1843, died December 17, 1934, married _?_ Calhoun. (15) There is a James Snell, age 3 months, who died in 1850 (1850 Mortality Schedule, Jersey County). Biographical information on descendant Truman Asa Snell provides information on the children of Asa and Percilla. (16) It listed: “Guy; Gilbert, deceased; Mary, now of Oklahoma, who married Russell Bohannan, now deceased, and later John Forth, now deceased; Drucilla, who married Squire Watts, of Oklahoma; Clarissa, the wife of B. F. Calhoun, of Jerseyville; Martha, who married Richard Waddell, of Jersey county, and is now deceased; Ruby, the wife of Charles Perrings, of Polk township; Silas, who is now is now deceased; James, also deceased; Janette, who became the wife of Edward Lee and is now deceased; Luther, who lives at Carlinville; Hugh, who was formerly sheriff and treasurer of Jersey county; Katurah, who married S. Woolsey, of Auburn; and Augusta, the wife of John Howell, of Jerseyville.”
Hugh Henry Snell was born on February 25, 1854 and died in 1945. (17) He married Mary A. Kirkpatrick on October 9, 1878. Mary died in 1920. They had five children: Arthur (born October 5, 1880, died 1912), Harry F. (born October 10, 1881, died 1946, married Kate Claperton), Raymond O. (born February 17, 1883, died 1953, never married), Leora A. Snell (born May 2, 1885, died 1976, never married), and Edith A. (born December 24, 1891, died 1976, married Wilbur F. Rowden). Hugh was a farmer and held several elective offices. He was Jersey Township supervisor in 1896, re-elected in 1898. He was County Treasurer in 1902 and Sheriff of Jersey County in 1916.
Augusta/Greta T., married John Howell: (18) “John Howell is a native of this county where he was born July 24, 1853. His parents, Uriah and Elsie (Nevius) Howell, were both born in New Jersey. The former died in April 1884, but the latter is still living, residing in Jerseyville. The subject of this sketch has spent the greater portion of his life in Jersey county. In his youth he learned the carpenter trade, and followed the same for 11 years in this county. In 1873 he went to Nebraska and remained a year, during which he worked part of the time, a part of the time at carpentering. He returned home in 1874 and continued to work at his trade. In the winter of 1881 he purchased 80 acres of land on section 24 of English township, which has been his residence since that time. December 12, 1876, he was married to Greta T. Snell, daughter of Asa and Emeline Snell. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Howell: Clarence, Russell, Minnie and Frederick. Mr. Howell has his farm under cultivation and is an industrious and enterprising farmer.”
The biography of Guy A. Snell includes information on Percilla and Asa: (19)
“Guy A. Snell is one of the leading farmers in Macoupin county. He was born in Jersey county, March 14th, 1839. He is the eldest child of Dr. Asa Snell and Percilla E. Landon, his wife. Dr. Snell and wife were both natives of Addison county, Vermont. He came to Illinois in 1835, and settled in Jersey county, engaging in the practice of medicine. He was a man of more than ordinary ability. His death occurred January 21st, 1875, age 78 years. His widow still survives.
“The subject of our sketch received his early education at the district schools, but subsequently attended the university at Galesburg, Illinois. He was married May 27th, 1863, to Miss Abbie Voorhees, the daughter of Peter P. Voorhees of Jersey county, Illinois. At about the age of 23 Mr. Snell set out to do for himself, and by dint of energy, industry and economy he has made a success in life. He moved to Macoupin county in the spring of 1864, and engaged in farming in Polk township, and continued there for five years, and then moved to his present home in Honey Point township, in March, 1869. He had bought the farm two years before. He now owns 510 acres of land in this county. Few men have been more successful than Mr. Snell. In his political views he has always used his judgment. He voted for Lincoln in 1860. In 1868 he became a democrat. In January, 1879, he became identified with the greenback party. In taking a retrospective view of Mr. Snell’s life, we find a man who has always acted on his own judgment in all matters, whether social, religious, or political. No man is more respected in Macoupin county than the subject of our sketch. It is said of Guy A. Snell, by those who know him, that his word is as good as his bond. And it is with pleasure that we present this brief record of his life to our numerous readers.”
Norman E. Landon was born on August 30, 1816 in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, and died on July 25, 1891 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Norman married Amelia (or Parmelia) Price on August 27, 1857 in Jersey County. Norman was christened on March 03, 1850 at the First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville.
Caroline E. Landon was born in 1821 at Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont. She married David Delavan Wilcox on December 30, 1841 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was buried before 1857 in Jersey County. The children of Caroline and David Delavan (or Delavin D.). David must have died before 1850, when Caroline, a widow, was living with her father Horace, and her two children, Amelia Wilcox and Delavin Wilcox (1850 census).
Malissa A. Landon was born on May 01, 1822 in Addison County?, Vermont, and died on September 11, 1902 at Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois. Malissa married (1) Julius Rutherford on December 10, 1847 in Jersey County, Illinois; (2) David McGhee on August 20, 1857 at Girard, Macoupin County. Melissa was christened on February 23, 1856 at the First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. She was buried at the Girard Cemetery, Girard, Illinois.
Norton Landon (Ethan2, Thomas1) was born on June 4, 1811 in New York (21), and died on October 22, 1884 in Jersey County, Illinois. (22) Norton married Sarah Ann Falkner circa 1842 in Illinois. Sarah was born on March 03, 1818(?) (23) in Indiana. Some researchers have her as Sarah Ann Fortner, but her son Milo stated her surname was Falkner. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index marriage record for Norton Landon and Sally Ann Fortner lists their marriage on November 22, 1835 in Green County, Illinois (before Jersey became a county). The family bible states November 27, 1835. In the 1840 census for Jersey County, Norton is listed with one male under age five (probably Milo, David may have died), one male 20-30 (Norton), one female 30-40 (Sarah Ann?). In 1850 Norton and Sarah are still in Jersey County, Norton was age 40, Sarah age 31, Milo age 13, Caroline age 10, Laura A. age 8, Lindley age 6, and Emeline age 2. Note that Sarah’s age in the 1850 census does not agree with the age of the female listed in Norton’s household in 1840. Norton and Sarah were listed in Buffalo Township, Newton County, Missouri in the 1880 census. Norton, age 69, was a laborer, Sarah, age 62, had cancer. Norton’s parents were listed as born in Vermont, Sarah’s father was born in England and her mother in Rhode Island. The entry for Norton indicated he was crippled or disabled in some way. (24) Sarah is said to have died in August 1882.
The children of Norton and Sarah Ann were:
David L. Landon was born on November 14, 1836 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died on January 08, 1837 in Jersey County. (25)
Milo Landon was born on March 16, 1838 (26) in Otterville, and died on January 03, 1907 in Jersey County. See Milo below.
Caroline Purlina Landon was born on September 27, 1840 in Otterville, and died on July 10, 1868. (27) Said to use the name Pauline later in life. Caroline Purlina married Isaac Gunterman on May 11, 1860 in Jersey County. Isaac was born on April 10, 1839 in Fieldon, Jersey County, and died on January 20, 1901 in Montgomery County, Illinois. Their children were: Emma, Lissa, Laura, and Franklin Pierce. Franklin Pierce Gunterman was born on May 01, 1861, and died on December 10, 1931 at Nutwood, Jersey County. Franklin married Emma Bethel on December 17, 1885. The children of Franklin and Emma were: Gussie May, Effie Melinda, Leslie Clyde, Horace Paul, Rachel Amanda (married Joseph “Tots” McKinney), William Franklin, Herbert Rollin, Norman Thomas, Raymond Linley, and Edna Alma (married Reuben Harrold Russell, born January 21, 1905, Kansas, died June 24, 1970).
Laura Ann (or Louisa) was born on December 30, 1842 in Otterville, and died on August 17, 1868. (28) According to the family bible record, Laura Ann was married to a Hinson when she died. She is said to have been married to a Phillip English. The family bible states she married on January 29, year not legible, husband not named. A marriage record for Laura Ann to Phillip English was not found. The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index does list a Laura Ann English married William Hinson on July 13, 1864 in Jersey County. Possibly this is Laura Ann Landon’s first marriage? The censuses for 1850-1870 list a Philip English, but with no wife, usually living in another persons’ household, probably a farm laborer. There is an obituary for a Phillip English, died at the County Farm on September 13, 1908, age 75 years, funeral at the farm (probably county poor farm). (29) The family bible record, under deaths, lists a Charles English, born 1863, no death date listed or the transcriber erred, and it was his death date. The family bible record lists the birth of a David English, son of Laura and Phillip English, born in November 1862. Also under births is Charles English, son of Laura and Phillip English, born July 7, 1865. A David English, age 8, was living in the Norton Landon household in 1870 (census). A Charles English, age 6, was living with Franklin and Sarah Hinson in the 1870 census and in 1880 census.
Linley Landon was born on September 21, 1844 at Otterville, and died on May 16, 1932 in Jerseyville. There is a family bible entry for a (?)ainly Landon, born Sept 28(?), 1844(?) that may be Linley. (30) More on Linley below.
Emeline Landon was born on May 11 or 13, 1848 at Otterville, and died on November 03, 1864. The family bible states her birth as May 13, and her death was listed as Emeline Hinson, daughter of Norton and Sarah Ann Landon. There is a marriage record for Emeline Landon and Allen Hinson, August 24, 1864 in Jersey County. The Jersey County Index of Burials lists an Allen Hinson, born 1843, died February 25, 1922.
Sarah E. Landon was born on February 11, 1851 at Otterville. (31) The family bible record also lists Sarah E. La(?) and Franklin Hinson were married on December 25, 1867(?). This is confirmed in the Jersey County marriage record (online), except Franklin is listed as Francis.
Harman Orson Landon was born on October 22, 1853 (32) at Otterville, and died on May 28, 1927 at McDonald County, Missouri. (See below)
Rhoda Landon was born on November 06, 1856 (33) at Otterville. Rhoda married John Leak on October 31 in the 1870’s. (34) The family bible record lists John(?) Landon born on November 6, 1856, which may be Rhoda. In the 1910 census, John and Rhoda were living in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. (35) John was a railroad worker. Rhoda stated she had eleven children, eight still living. Only John, age 19, and Henry, age 11 were living with them.
Francis/Frances Mary Landon was born on March 01, 1860 at Otterville. In the family bible record she is listed as (?)ances Mary.
Milo Landon (Norton3, Ethan2, Thomas1) was born on March 10 or 16, 1838 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died on January 03, 1907 in Jersey County, buried in Grimes Cemetery, Jersey County. He married Hulda Hinson on May 20, 1860 in Otterville. Hulda was born in 1843 in Illinois, and died on September 06, 1896 in Jersey County. Biographical information was published in History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, 1885:
Milo Landon, a prominent resident of English Township, was born in what is now Jersey County , March 16, 1838, his parents being Norton and Sarah E. (Falkner) Landon, the former a native of New York and the latter of Pennsylvania. His Father is now living in Kansas. His Mother died August, 1882. Milo was brought up on a farm and was employed in the various duties incident to an agricultural life on the old homestead until he was 22 years old. He then located on what is now known as the Samuel Hinson farm. Subsequently he sought a location in Kansas and Missouri, but finding nothing better than Jersey County, he returned and resumed farming and has since been thus employed. He was married May 20, 1860, to Huldah Hinson, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cope) Hinson. They are the parents of ten children, eight of whom are now living - Charles, who is married to Lizzie Reed and living at home; Sarah E; Clara; Edward; Frederick; Stella; Elsah; and Frank. Those deceased were Orson who died Jan. 3, 1862, and David who died Jan. 6, 1862. Mr. Landon owns 121 acres of land. He belongs to the A.F.& A.M. of Jerseyville. With his wife he is a member of the Presbyterian church at Otterville.
The children of Milo and Hulda were:
Alvin Landon, b. April 30, 1861, Jersey County Illinois; d. January 24, 1863, Jersey County Illinois. Alvin is not listed above. There is an Alvin in the Jersey County Burial Index (online): Landon, Alvin; Black Oak Mound Cemetery; Otter Creek; born 1866, died 24-01-1868. This is the cemetery where Linley Landon’s first wife was buried. Note the birth and death dates for Alvin and Harvey (below) in the cemetery records both differ by five years. However, this cemetery is known as Hinson – Black Mound.
Orson Landon was born circa 1862 and died on January 03, 1862 in Jersey County.
David Landon was born circa 1862, and died on January 06, 1862 in Jersey County.
Harvey Landon was born on October 21, 1862 in Jersey County and died on January 27, 1863 in Jersey County. Harvey not listed above. He makes four children born between 1861 and 1862, unlikely. There is a Harvey in the Jersey County Burial Index (online): Landon, Harvey; Black Oak Mound Cemetery; Otter Creek; born 1867; died 27-01-1868. This is the cemetery where Linley Landon’s first wife was buried.
Charles F. Landon was born on December 10, 1863 in Jersey County, and died on July 16, 1936 in Jersey County (see below).
Sarah Elizabeth Landon was born on May 25, 1866 in Jersey County Illinois. According to the Jersey County Burial Index (online), Sarah Elizabeth was born in 1866 and died in 1923, buried in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township. The Jersey County Historical Society Obituary Index lists Sarah Elizabeth Faulkner, born 1866, died December 23, 1923. She married Charles N. Falkner. The children of Charles N. and Sarah Elizabeth were: (36) Glenn L. Falkner (born June 14, 1909, died 1984); Mildred (died age 2), and Ross (born 1902, died 1984). There are photos of Sarah Elizabeth and Charles Falkner and family in the 1991 Jersey County History. Sarah Elizabeth’s obituary: Sarah Elizabeth Faulkner, 57, wife of Charles Faulkner, died December 23, 1923 at her home 4 miles southwest of Jerseyville. She leaves her husband, 2 sons, Glenn and Ross, 2 sisters, Mrs. Wm. Rowden and Mrs. Leslie Dougherty and 3 brothers, Fred Landon, Charles Landon, and Edward Landon of East St. Louis. Funeral was from the home and Rev. Francesco Del Canto officiated.
Clara Landon was born on September 18, 1867 in Jersey County Illinois. Clara married William H. Rowden on January 01, 1901 in Jersey County. William was born in November 1870 (1900 census). There were no children listed with this couple in the 1910-1930 censuses. In the Jersey County Burial Index, Clara Rowden, born September 18, 1868, died June 17, 1946, buriend Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, daughter of John B. and Emily Varble Landon, wife to William. This latter may be an error, Clara is listed with Milo Landon in the 1870-1880 censuses.
Edward Landon was born on November 26, 1870 in Jersey County. According to the Jersey County Burial Index, Edward died on January 19, 1965, buried at Grimes-Neeley Cemetery, English Township. Edward’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, 21 Jan. 1965: Edward Landon died Tuesday at hospital - Edward Landon, a retired farmer of English township, died at nine-thirty o’clock Tuesday morning, 19 Jan. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital where he had been a medical patient for the past six days. Friends may call at the Gubser funeral home where services are to be held this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. Mode Powell. Interment will be in Grimes-Neeley cemetery. Mr. Landon, a son of the late Milo and Hulda Hinson Landon was born in Jersey county, 26 Nov. 1870. He was at one time employed in St. Louis. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Leslie M. (Stella) Dougherty of Jerseyville and nieces and nephews.
Frederick Landon was born on November 25, 1873 in Jersey County. Frederick married (1) Ida M. Cook on January 14, 1903; (2) Viola Cannon on March 17, 1909. (37) Ida’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, Mrs. Ida M. Landon, wife of Fredrick Landon, died at her home five miles southwest of this city Friday, 10 Aug. 1906, aged 29 years, 6 months, 17 days. The funeral services were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev.J. W. Teany officiating. Interment in Grimes cemetery.
According to the 1910-1920 censuses for English Township, Frederick’s second wife was Viola, born circa 1893. Information in the 1910 census indicates that Hulda was probably the daughter of Frederick’s first wife, and Thelma the daughter of Viola. The Jersey County Burial Index (online) lists a Viola Almeda Landon, born July 3, 1892, died December 18, 1935, buried Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Fondle Cannon, wife of Fred. According to the 1991 Jersey County History, (38) Hulda married Dr. Floyd Earl “Bussy” Worthey (born March 19, 1902, Jerseyville, died 1970 or 1978, Hartville, Missouri) in 1925. Hulda was born in Jerseyville and died on March 18, 1988 in Hartville, Missouri. Hulda and Floyd had four children: Elizabeth Jean, Roberta Jeanette, Shirley Ann, and Martha Sue. It is suspected that Leaner Catherine Worthey, who married William Washington Dabbs are related to this Worthey family (see Worthey history).
Frederick’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, 30 Jun. 1960: Fred Landon, 86, retired farmer, died last Friday - Fred Landon, retired farmer and road commissioner in English township for a number of terms, died at his home at twelve-twenty o’clock Friday morning, 24 Jun. following an extended period of ill health. Friends called at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church in Jerseyville Sunday afternoon, 26 Jun. at four o’clock with the pastor, Rev. Earl W. Dickey, officiating. Burial was in Grimes-Neeley cemetery. Mr. Landon was born in Jersey county, 25 Nov. 1873, a son of the late Milo and Hulda Hinson Landon, and his age at the time of death was eighty-six years, six months and twenty-nine days. Surviving the decedent are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Hulda) Worthey of Hartville, Mo., and Mrs. Elley (Thelma) Rabago of San Francisco, Calif; one son Frederick, Jr., Route 3, Jerseyville; one brother, Edward Landon, and one sister, Mrs. Leslie Dougherty, both of Route 3, Jerseyville; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Frank Landon was born on August 29, 1876 in Jersey County, and died on April 28, 1897. Frank’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, Apr. 1897: Frank Landon, son of Milo Landon, aged 20 years, died at home four and half miles southwest of Jerseyville. Funeral from home; Rev. J. H. Belt. Burial was in Grimes cemetery.
Stella Landon was born on December 12, 1879 in Jersey County, and died on June 14, 1965 or 1964 (Jersey County Burial Index states her death as 1965, buried Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek, Leslie also buried Noble Cemetery.). Stella married Leslie Melrose Doughterty on April 19, 1905 in Jersey County. Leslie was born November 30, 1880 and died in August 1974. Their daughter was Lila Wenona Doughterty. Lila married (1) John G. Flautt who died in 1974 in Jersey County. She married (2) Louis J. Melcher in June 1985 in Jerseyville. Louis died in September 1985 in Jersey County. The child of Lila and John Flautt was Leslie Lee Flautt. Leslie Lee Flautt married Margaret Delores Humphrey, children John G. Flautt and Mary Leslie Flautt.
Stella’s obituary: Died 06-1964. Stella Dougherty, 85 years, 6 months, 2 days, wife of Leslie M. Dougherty, former president of Jersey State Bank, died at her home in Otterville area. She had been ill several months. Visitation and services were conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Mode Powell, pastor of First Methodist church, Jerseyville, officiated and burial was in Noble cemetery. She was a member of one of the early families of Jersey County and was a daughter of the Late Milo & Hulda (Henson) Landon. Mr & Mrs. Dougherty had been married 60 years. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. John G. (Lila) Falutt of Jerseyville and - incomplete.
Leslie’s obituary: Died 08-1974. Leslie M. Dougherty, 93 years, 8 months, 18 days, prominent retired farmer and banker, of Otterville, died at Jersey Community hospital, August 18. Doughety was a member of the Board of Directors of Jersey State Bank for 34 years, a stockholder since 1902 and served as president of the directorate from 1952-56, succeeded by his son-in-law, the late John G. Flautt. He was born November 30, 1880 the son of William & Wenona (Stafford) Dougherty, in Girard and lived his entire life in Jersey County. He married Stella Landon, who died June 14, 1965. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. John (Lila) Flaut of Jerseyville, 1 grandson, Leslie L. Flautt, Jerseyville and 2 g-grandchildren, John G. and Mary Leslie Flautt. He was a member of Grafton Full Moon Lodge No. 341, and Royal Arch Chapter of Knights Temple. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Noble cemetery, Otterville. Masonic rites were held at the Funeral Home.
Elsa M. Landon (possibly Elsie) was born on March 09, 1882 in Jersey County, and died on August 19, 1905 in Jersey County, buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township. Elsa’s obituary: Jerseyville Republican, August 1905: Elsie M. Landon, daughter of Milo Landon died at home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Falkner, southwest of Jerseyville, 19 Aug. 1905 at 23 years of age. Funeral from Falkner residence by Rev. Robert D. miller of Petersburg. She died of consumption.
William Landon was born on November 13, 1885 in Jersey County. William is not named above and was not found with Milo in the 1900 census.
Charles F. Landon
Charles F. Landon (Milo4, Norton3, Ethan2, Thomas1) (possibly Charles Fletcher) was born on December 10, 1863 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died on July 16 or 14, 1936 in Jersey County. Charles married Sarah Elizabeth “Libby” Reed on April 8, 1885 in Jersey County. (39) Sarah was born on March 05, 1867 in Jersey County, and died on December 23, 1937 in Jersey County. Sarah was the daughter of William and Mary Dowdell Reed. Sarah Elizabeth had eight brothers and sisters, and nine half-brothers and sisters. (40) Charles F. and Sarah Elizabeth were buried in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, according to the Jersey County Burial Index (online).The children of Charles and Sarah were:
Ivan Landon was born on June 15, 1885 in Jersey County. Ivan married (1) Josephine _?_. He married (2) Emma _?_. The children of Ivan and Josephine, all born in Illinois, were: Pauline (born circa 1911), Dorothy (born circa 1916, married _?_ Iverson), Raymond (born circa 1912-14, family story told by Ivan Landon himself that Raymond went out one Thanksgiving to get his mother a Turkey and never came back. It is not known what happened to him), Virginia (born circa 1918), James (born circa 1920, married Ruth _?_). Juanetta Powers provided information on this family: (41) In the 1920 census Ivan, a railroad switchman, was living in Chicago, Illinois with his family. Josephine was born in Canada. In the 1930 census, the family was still in Chicago, Ivan working for an Express Company. According to the Florida Death Index, an Ivan R. Landon died at Dade County on April 19, 1980.
Lawrence Landon was born on April 11, 1887 in Jersey County, and died in 1969 (Jersey County Burial Index). Lawrence married Mayme Ethel Price on April 12, 1908. Mayme was born in 1890 and died on July 4, 1986 (Jersey County Burial Index). Lawrence and Mayme were buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County. Their children were Norman (married June), Rena (married Anthony Austin).
Henry Landon was born on September 03, 1889 in Jersey County. A C. Henry Landon married Jessie E. Cope on January 8, 1908 in Jersey County. (42) Jessie E. Cope was born in 1890. (43) Their children were: Edna (married _?_ White), Clayton, Lois. Lois Landon married Harry Tulley. The children of Lois and Harry were: Michael Patrick Tulley, born October 1, 1942, Brighton, Macoupin County, Illinois, died June 7, 1991, Seminole, Pinellas County, Florida, buried at Brighton; and Colleen Tulley, married _?_ Stewart. According to the obituary of a Lester Cope, Otterville, his daughter was Mrs. Jessie Landon of Chicago.
This is probably Henry and Jessie’s son, Clayton’s wife: Unknown newspaper. Largo, Fla. - Former Brighton resident, Helen Lucille Landon, 77, died at 6:30 pm Fri., 16 Feb. 1990 at her daughter’s home in Brighton. Born in Otterville, she was the daughter of the late Josefas Clyde and Alta (Cummings) Pointer. She Married Clayton Cope Landon in Feb. 1934 in Chicago, and he died on 29 Apr. 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Ebbler and Marilyn Burk, both of Brighton; a Son, Clayton Landon of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ester Moresi and Hazel Demott, both of Tampa; and two brothers, Robert Pointer of Tampa and Richard Pointer of Jerseyville. A son and four brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm today at Targhetta funeral home in Brighton, where services are at 8 pm. The Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate. Private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
There is a burial for a Charles Clayton Landon, born August 21, 1934, died August 21, 1934, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. The infant son of Clayton C. & Helen L. Pointer Landon. (44)
Nina/Nena Landon was born on December 13, 1891 in Jersey County, and died on January 17, 1971 in Jerseyville. Nina married Herman Christopher Kirchner on December 06 or 10, 1910 in Jersey County. Herman was born on September 11, 1890 in Jersey County, and died on February 21, 1964 in Jerseyville. They were buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. There are photos of Nena and Herman and Eunice and Preston in the 1991 Jersey County History, page 507. Their children were:
Eunice Lenore Kirchner - born August 20, 1912, Jersey County, died January 13, 1990, Jerseyville, married (1) George H. Houseman on December 29, 1939, George died in July 1951, Jerseyville, married (2) Walter Preston Mowen on August 10, 1960, Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois, Walter born August 23, 1901, Jersey County, died July 26, 1984, Jerseyville. Eunice and George were buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Walter was buried in Grimes Cemetery, Jersey County. Eunice Kirchner taught school in Jersey County for more than thirty-three years. (45)
Melva Florine Kirchner, born October 17 or 7, 1917, Jersey County, died July 24, 1954, Washington, DC, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Melva married Kenneth Elmo Oliphint/Olipint on June 7, 1950 (or July 1952) in Washington, DC. Kenneth was born January 12, 1921 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, died August 2, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, buried Chapel Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Their daughter was Juanetta Mae Oliphint, born December 21, 1953 in Verdun, France. Juanetta was adopted by Melva’s sister Eunice Lenore. Juanetta Mae married Gary Neal Powers, May 1, 1982 in Jerseyville. The 1991 Jersey County History gives information on Melva. (46) Melva was a secretary at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, where she met and married Kenneth Olipint in July 1952. Kenneth was serving in the Army and their daughter, Juanetta was born in Verdun, France. When Melva died, Juanetta, was adopted by her aunt, Eunice L. Mowen in 1956.
Hubert Ellsworth Kirchner, born December 19, 1919, Jersey County, died March 31, 1976 in a car accident, at Alton, Madison County Illinois. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Hubert married (1) Helen Watt on June 19, 1941, divorced; (2) Betty Greathouse on November 21, 1948 (or November 1949) in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, she died in 1979, they divorced in 1956; (3) Grace Virginia Farrelly (possibly Virginia Enders) on December 7, 1957. Hubert and Betty had a son, Darrell Glenn Kirchner, born in 1950 in Alton, Illinois. Darrell married Janice Marie Gregson (possibly Jan Ballard, 1991 Jersey County History).
Myra Landon was born on February 27, 1894 in Jersey County, and died on January 18, 1973 in Jersey County. Myra married John Blackstock Williams on October 06, 1915 in Jersey County. John was born April 18, 1886 in Jersey County, and died on December 26, 1957 in Jersey County Illinois. Their children were: Helen Roberta (born May 26, 1917, Otterville, Jersey County, married Alva S. Swain, July 1956?, who died September 1987, Arizona), and Elston Landon (born June 30, 1926, Jersey County, died 1998, Jersey County).
Elston Landon Williams married Esther Katherine Schaake, who was born March 16, 1922. Elston committed suicide. The children of Elston and Esther were: Gary Lee Williams (born February 6, 1947, married Sherry Jolly, Jerseyville); Barbara Jean Williams (born February 28, 1956 in Jerseyville, married William Albert Collins); and Shirley Kay Williams (born February 24, 1958 in Jerseyville, married Robert Killion in 1982); Roberta Esther Williams (twin, born December 3, 1959, Jerseyville, married Stanley Groppel in 1979); Robert Elston Williams (twin, born December 3, 1959, Jerseyville, married Giovanna _?_ at Panama).
Milo Landon was born on March 10, 1896. May have died young, no information found.
Paul Landon was born on June 09, 1899. He married Grace _?_ (1930 census, Chicago, Cook County). Grace was born circa 1900 in Illinois. The children of Paul Landon were Lillian and Phyllis.
Clyde R. Landon was born on November 23, 1901 in Jersey County, and died in Galesburg, Illinois. Clyde married Dessie Waddell. Their children were: Jean and Joyce (married _?_ Goff). Jean Landon married (1) _?_ Johnson – children Jamie, Janet, Julie, and Jennifer; (2) _?_ McGahey.
Mary Landon was born on December 09, 1903 in Jersey County, and died on May 14, 1994 at White Hall, Greene County, Illinois.
Linley Landon (Norton3, Ethan2, Thomas1) was born on September 21, 1844 in Otterville, and died on May 16, 1932 in Jerseyville. He was buried in Grimes Cemetery, Jersey County. Linley married (1) Harriet Medford on December 20, 1868 near Otterville, Jersey County. Harriet was born in 1849 in Illinois, and died on July 16, 1879 in Jersey County. She was buried at Black Oak Mound Cemetery in Otter Creek. Linley then married (2) Sarah Sweeney on December 30, 1879 in Jersey County. Sarah was born in 1861 in Illinois, and died in 1883 in Jersey County. Linley enlisted in Co. B 154th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers on February 16, 1865. He was discharged on September 18, 1865 at Nashville and obtained a pension in later life. In the 1900 census, Linley was listed as a servant at the Jersey County poor farm. The children of Linley and Harriet were:
Rosetta Landon was born in 1868 in Jersey County. Rosetta married Stephen V. Hills on March 03, 1889 in Jersey County. She was living in Jerseyville in December 1937. Her son, Linley Hills fathered an out-of-wedlock son, Linley Wesley Hills, mother Emma Hancock. (See Hills family history). Stephen’s obituary: Retired Thresher Dies At Union Forest Home. Stephen V. Hills, retired thresher and farmer of the Union Forest vicinity died at his home Sunday, October 31st, at ten thirty-five a.m. The deceased was the son of Loftus O. and Malissa Reed Hills, and was born in Grafton, February 26, 1865. At the time of his death he was aged seventy-two years, eight months and five days. Mr. Hills retired from active farming about three years ago. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Rosetta Landon Hills; three daughters, Mrs. Eva White and Mrs. Charles Frazer of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Joseph Gallagher of Detroit, Michigan; two sons, Linley Hills of Moran, Kansas, and Guy R. Hills of Avon, Ill.; one brother, Hampton Hills of Grafton; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Wallace of Grafton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Union Forest Church, Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, at two o’clock with Rev. George Vawters and Rev. Joseph Jenkins officiating. Internment was in the White Cemetery.
Rhoda Ellen Landon was born in 1869 in Jersey County, and died before 1880(?).
Elmer Landon was born in 1872 in Jersey County. Undocumented research states Elmer was born on October 18, 1871 in Jersey County, and died on May 15, 1946 in Letts, Louisa County, Iowa. Elmer was living in Letts, Iowa when his daughter Inez died in December 1937. Elmer married (1) Nellie Jane Dabbs (see Dabbs family history) (2) Lily/Lillie Louisa Cook. Nellie’s obituary indicates that she and Elmer may have had two children who died in infancy.
Nellie’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1903: Nellie Jane Landon, (nee dabbs) was born on Otter Creek, Jersey county, Ill. 31 July 1878; died 20 Aug. 1903, age 25 years and 21 days; was married to Elmer Landon at 18 years of age, and leaves with him but one child, a bright little boy of five summers. Her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers survive her. Six- two infants, two sisters and two brothers of adolescent years - precede her to the world of spirits bright. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. J.W. Teaney of Otterville at Buckeye school house; she was buried in the family cemetery, Charles F. Fales of your city embalming the remains and carrying them to the place of interment. In her the mental temperament was predominant, characterized by a rather light frame; a relatively large head and face, full forehead, finely cut features, bright expressive eyes, slender neck and only a moderately developed chest. The hair was soft and fine, neither abundant nor dark colored, and the expression of the face varied and animated. In its outward manifestations this temperament would indicate refinement, vividness of conception, the thoughts quick, the senses acute, the imagination lively and the moral sense largely influential. As a result in the world of action we should expect hopefulness, enthusiasm, earnestness of purpose, courage and a restless industry. Persons thus endowed are apt to consume their vitality faster than the physical organism can replace it, and a physical or mental breakdown is inevitable, unless they avail themselves of such means as will strengthen and fortify the physical powers. But consumption wears a mask and is so insidious in its incipiency that its victim is often, or nearly always.....rest of obituary is missing.
When Nellie died in 1903, she left Elmer with their son Roy Raymond “Ray” Landon, born August 9, 1898 in Otter Creek Township, and died on October 4, 1972. Ray was a farmer in Jersey County. Ray married Mildred _?_ and had three children: Roy Raymond Jr. (resided Jerseyville in 1972), Oma M. (married _?_ Smith, resided Bethalto in 1972), Vera Lee (married Frank Bare, resided Tucson, Arizona in 1972). Ray’s obituary stated that he had five half brothers and seven half sisters living in 1972. These were the children of Elmer Landon’s second marriage. (47) In the 1910 census, Elmer was living in Otter Creek, a widower, with son Ray (age 11) and Linley (age 65). Linley’s occupation was listed as Keeper, Stallion. They were living next door to Linley and Rosetta Dabbs, who raised Hilda Hutchinson. Hilda recalled frequently seeing Ray Landon at the house, as well as Johnny Springman. In 1920 census, Ray Landon was living with Johnny Springman at Otter Creek. Johnny was listed as head of household.
Roy Raymond Landon Jr. married Roberta Ling on May 16, 1948 at the Union Forest Church. (48) They lived in the Union Forest vicinity for nine years, then moved to Otterville.
The children of Elmer and Lily/Lillie Louisa Cook (born November 6, 1893 in Rolling Mills, Des Moines, Iowa), all born in Iowa, were: Thelma Beatrice (born November 12, 1910, died March 12, 1987), Bertha May (born August 30, 1912, died October 11, 1979), Alda Lilleth (born July 26, 1913, died October 11, 1977), Truman Woodrow (born May 17, 1915, June 22, 1960), Norman Sherwood (born February 12, 1917, died September 7, 1996), Alonzo Bridwell (born November 7, 1918, died April 14, 1985), Linley Leland (born September 25, 1920, died October 16, 1940), Forsia Lauretta (born July 26, 1922), Nina Pearl (born April 19, 1924, died May 27, 1998), Wilbur Dale (born April 25, 1926, died September 21, 1996), Wanda Rose (born December 6, 1927, died May 30, 2009), Earl Emerson (born September 10, 1929, September 4, 1972), Bonnie Irene (born November 12, 1930) Eva Lucille (born March 13, 1933, died March 13, 1933), Ross Richard (born March 21, 1934, died October 2, 2000), and Ronald Eugene (born September 29, 1936, died September 30, 1936). Information from Connie Workman Brown, daughter of Nina Pearl.
Levena Landon was born in 1876 in Jersey County. The Jersey County Index of Burials states that Allavena (same as her name found in 1880 census) was born on November 5, 1874, and died on April 19, 1935, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, widow of George, daughter of Linley Landon. Levena married George Franklin Frazer on April 27, 1900. (49) Their daughter was Lucy Iona Frazer, born on June 20, 1905 in Illinois, died on August 5, 1999 at Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Lucy Iona married Raymond E. “Tim” Dugan. Raymond was born on April 09, 1905 in Illinois, and died in July 1980 in Jerseyville. In the 1930 census Raymond was working as machinist in automobiles. The children of Lucy and Raymond were: Ken and Donald.
Roy Landon was born in 1879 in Jersey County, and died before 1937. He was listed as Roy in the 1880 census, Richard Bloss has Eric Roy(?). In the 1900 census for English Township, there is a Roy, surname unreadable, born December 1878 in Illinois. His wife is Ada, born July 1881, born Illinois; and his son is James T. or F., born March 1900. Living with this Roy and Ada were Inez Barton, listed as a sister, and Benjamin Barton, listed as a nephew. Roy, Ada and James were found in the 1910 census for Fidelity Township, Jersey County, the surname is still unreadable, though Ancestry.com lists it as Jurin. With the listing of Inez as a sister, this indicates that these entries are probably for Roy Landon, son of Linley Landon.
The children of Linley and Sarah Sweeney were:
Emma Landon, died before 1937.
Ines/Inez Lenora Landon was born on January 12, 1881 in Jerseyville, and died on December 24, 1937 in Moran, Kansas. She was buried on December 26, 1937 in Bronson Cemetery, Moran. Inez married Harry H. Barton on April 08, 1899 in Illinois. Harry was born on October 01, 1878 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died on January 16, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. Harry was buried on January 18, 1950 in Otterville Cemetery, Otterville, Jersey County. Inez divorced Harry circa 1901-02 and then married (2) Seth Thomas Archer on October 14, 1903 in Jerseyville. Seth was born on February 24, 1880 3 miles from Iola Kansas in Allen County, and died in January 1968 in Moran Kansas. Inez and Seth moved to a farm two miles west of Moran in 1905. They lived near Moran until 1912 when they moved to Arkansas near Loneoak/Lonoak. (due east of Little Rock about 15 miles). They returned to a farm northeast of Moran in 1914, where she lived for next 23 years. Inez belonged to the Methodist Church and Rebecca Lodge.
Inez Barton is listed in 1900 census for English Township, Jersey County Illinois, living with Roy Owens and wife Ada. Inez (Landon) Barton was listed as a sister and her son, Benjamin W. Barton was 7 months old and listed as a nephew. Inez listed as married.
Harry Barton is listed in the 1900 census living with his parents in Jersey County Illinois, listed as married (Otterville town, Otter Creek Township). He was working as a day laborer. in 1910 living with a sister in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. He was working as a salesman in a store. His sister’s names appears to be Cora Knapp. Cora was listed as head of household, listed as merchant. She probably owned the store where Harry worked? Living at 831 Abby St. in the 1900 census, listed as married but not living with Inez.
Seth Archer worked at the Sunflower Powder during WWII. 1910 census lists him as living in Marmaton Township, Allen County, Kansas, a farmer. They had a hired girl living in the house, Edna Rogers age 18, born in Kansas. The 1880 census gives his name as Robert? The 1920 census lists him living in Marmaton Township, Allen County, Kansas, a farmer. Seth gave his birthplace as Kansas, and parents as Missouri. In 1900 census he was listed as living in Osage Township, Allen County, Kansas, living with his parents and siblings.
The son of Inez and Harry was: Wesley Benjamin, born on October 02, 1899 at Jerseyville, Jersey County, and died on January 11, 1981 in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. The children of Inez and Seth were Robert Linley Archer, Linley Scott Archer, and Harriet Olive Archer (born circa 1907 in Kansas, died Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
Wesley Benjamin, son of Inez, was born October 02, 1899 in Jerseyville, and died January 11, 1981 in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. He went by the name Wesley William Barton. He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Pittsburg. In the 1910 census he was living in Allen County, Marmaton Township listed as Wesley Archer. In the 1920 census he was living with Seth Archer and Inez and listed as Wesley Barton. He married Georgia Mae Heilman on December 29, 1925 in Fort Scott, Kansas. Georgia was born July 12, 1903 in Pleasanton, Kansas, and died November 15, 2001 in Frontenac Kansas. Wesley attended college for one year, stoked the furnance for the writer White. while at college. In the 1930 census he is listed as living in Moran, Marmaton Township, Allen County, Kansas, working as a truck driver for an oil company. He worked as a drug company detail person early on. He ran a store in Carl Junction, Missouri at one time. Just before moving to Michigan in 1932, he ran a bulk oil distribution business for Standard Oil of Indiana. With the depression it was hard to collect from farmers for fuel. He finally got a call from a friend who had gone to Michigan that there was a job in a new oil refinery. They moved to Michigan and stayed six months before he was laid off. They went back to Kansas, sold their house and got called back to Muskegon for good. He worked at the Napsol refinery in Muskegon as a unit operator. He liked to fish. He returned to Pittsburg, Kansas when he retired.
Children of Inez and Seth Archer: Robert Linley Archer, Linley Scott Archer and Harriet Olive Archer. Harriet was born circa 1907 in Kansas and died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Harriet married Roy Aaron Griffitts before 1929. Roy was born circa 1907 in Kansas and died in Oklahoma City. The child of Harriet and Roy was Virginia Maxine Griffitts, born in 1929 in Kansas. Virginia Maxine married (1) John Unger who died in Eufalla, Oklahoma, (2) George Corbin Fussell in Oklahoma, worked in oil well drilling, (3) Raymond Lee Freeman, circa 1941 in Oklahoma City. Raymond Lee Freeman served in the Navy, was a human resources manager for the New York Council on the Arts, retired and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Harmon Orson Landon (Norton3, Ethan2, Thomas1) was born on October 22, 1853 in Otterville, Jersey County, and died on May 28, 1927 in McDonald County, Missouri. Harmon married Nancy Catherine Elliott on March 28, 1872 in Pineville, McDonald County, Missouri. Nancy was born on May 10, 1855, and died on March 28, 1926 in McDonald County. Harmon and Nancy were buried in Cummings Cemetery, Tiff City, McDonald County. Nancy Elliott’s family has an interesting history, particularly her sister Serena: (50)
John Elliott, born circa 1817 1817 in North Carolina, died after 1860 in Missouri. His father was Robert Elliott. John married (1) Lucinda Bradley Mannes (born August 6, 1817 in Tennessee) on July 26, 1836 in Greene County, Tennessee. They divorced and John married Susan _?_ after 1856. The children of John and Lucinda Elliott were: Mary (born 1838, TN), Hannah (born 1839, TN), Serena Appiline (born 1842, TN), Margaret (born 1843, TN), Robert (born 1847, MO), James (born 1849, MO), Nancy (born 1856, MO). Note the gap between Margaret and Robert and between James and Nancy. In the 1880 census for Newton County, Missouri, Lucinda Elliott was listed in Harmon and Nancy’s household, listed as mother.
Appiline Elliott Crain Davis Townzen, a True Pioneer Woman
July 3, 1842 to June 12, 1883
Serena was born in Tennessee, on July 3, 1842. Her parents were Lucinda (Bradley) of Tennessee and John Elliott of North Carolina. They were married in Greene County, Tennessee about July 26, 1836. John Elliott signed a $1250 Marriage Bond on that date. The license was returned in September, 1836. New research has revealed that Lucinda was the daughter of John and Mary (Myers) Maness of Green County, TN and later Newton County, MO. Both families appear on the 1850 Newton County, Missouri Census. By 1860, Serena is married to Leroy McCraven Crain, a widower with four children; William (age 12), Francis (age 11), a boy J (age 7) and a girl, M (age 5). The family is living in Parker County, Texas and has been joined by a baby girl named Mary Isabelle.
Leroy returned to Newton County, Missouri some time before January 1863. It is believed that the troubled conditions existing due to Newton County’s involvement in the Civil War were the reason for his return. There is a document in the National Archives that indicates Leroy’s involvement in an incident in Newton County on January 9, 1863. This is the last documented evidence that Leroy is alive. Family tradition carried down by two separate branches of the family state that an escaped prisoner of war told Serena that Leroy was dying of hunger and starvation in a Northern Prison. No records of his Military Service have been found and, in fact, no one now living knows where his loyalties lay. What is known is that he paid for those loyalties with his life.
No records exist to indicate where Serena and the children were at this time. A son, Leroy McCraven Crain Jr. was born on April 13th, in either 1863 or 1864. Conflicting records give Texas or Missouri as his birthplace. A memoir and a letter written by descendants almost 100 years later tell of Serena’s subsequent marriage to James Davis, a former Union soldier, from Virginia. James Davis was a salesman and unable to sell his goods in Post Civil War Texas conditions. He determined to go to his family and seek help for his new family. Upon his return, he was "bushwacked" in his own front yard. Presumably for the money he was carrying. Serena and the children lived in fear during the following months.
Serena devised a plan to return to Missouri to her mother, Lucinda, whose help would be needed to care for Serena and the small children during the coming confinement and delivery of her expected child. She sold everything she owned in order to finance the purchase of a team and wagon, with the neccessary provisions for the cross country trip. At last they were on their way.
Coming to place where a fording of either Big Muddy or Little Muddy must be made, Serena chose what sounded less threatening; Little Muddy. It was not a good choice. The horses lost their footing and the wagon was swept downstream a considerable distance. Her small children screamed in terror and only by her quick thinking was she able to regain control of the horses, and bring them to safety on the opposite bank. All their food was lost or soaked and ruined. Even the fodder intended for the animals was lost.
Alone in the wilderness with two small chidren [sic], with the arrival of another imminent, Serena must have despaired, but she did not give up. She spread their clothes out to dry and then resumed their journey. She and the children survived on handouts from hard pressed settlers they came upon. Parched corn and dried peas constituted their meager diet, and at night the horses ate their fill of grass when they made camp. At last the weary little party reached the home of Lucinda Elliott, their mother and grandmother. William Isaac Davis was born there on August, 1866.
Serena supported herself and the children by her occupation as a tailoress, making men’s coats and other items of clothing.
Serena was soon remarried. Her new husband, John Townzen, a widower with a small son, Francis Marion, had been living in Newton County in 1850 with his parents; Simeon and - Townzen. It is highly possible that they knew each other growing up. Serena and John travelled to several states in the next few years. From Missouri, they moved to Arkansas and they are found there on the 1870 Census. During this time they Homesteaded extensively. They would buy unimproved land, clear it to sell for a profit and move on. Even Nebraska was mentioned by Mary Isabelle in later years. The children who were old enough to work carried bundles of brush to be burned. John, a kind man, made their bundles as small as possible, while the weight of his own caused him to walk stooped over. The children born to Serena and John were James S. on May 12, 1868, John in 1870, Mary A. in 1872, Thomas A. on November 9, 1874, George W. in 1876, Lula A. in 1878, and Alice Belle in 1882.
On June 12, 1883 Serena departed this life. She was not quite 42 years of age. She is buried on a quiet, secluded hilltop in Eastland County, Texas amid cedars, birdsong, wild grasses and flowers in the Tudor Cemetery. It is less than 2 miles from Interstate 20, but seems a century removed. This inspiring pioneer woman who made a home for her children in the most inhospitable circumstances, in so many different locales has, at last, truly "Gone Home".
The children of Harmon and Nancy were:
John Lindley Landon was born on April 16, 1873 (51), and died on September 13, 1912 in McDonald County, Missouri. John married Cynthia E. Stinson in 1896. Cynthia was born on June 3, 1879 in Spurgeon, Newton County, Missouri. Their children were: Florence (born May 1898), George Walter (born May 25, 1900, died February 12, 1923), and James Ernest (born November 06, 1903, died December 16, 1960).
Mary Luanna Landon was born on November 29, 1874, and died in 1959. Mary married Samuel D. Ledford, who was born on September 04, 1820, and died on March 13, 1909. They were buried in Cummings Cemetery, Tiff City, McDonald County. There is a Missouri death certificate for a Samuel D. Ledford who died in June of 1939 in McDonald County. (52) Samuel and Mary were found in the 1910 and 1930 censuses for McDonald County, so Samuel must not have died in 1909. In 1910, living next door to Samuel and Mary was Harmon and Nancy C. Landon.
George Norton Landon was born on March 23, 1877 in Pierce City, Newton County, Missouri, and died on March 11, 1962 in Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri. George married Emma Della Stinson on July 11, 1904 at 12 miles west of, Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri. Emma was born on February 08, 1881 in Newton County, and died on February 25, 1965 in Neoshe, Newton County. They were buried in Anderson Cemetery, McDonald County. George was a farmer and a Baptist. Their children were: Curge Harmon (born May 24, 1905 in Newton County, died December 23, 1979), Ivan James (born July 10, 1907, Tiff City, McDonald County, died October 20, 1962, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri), Wilma Grace (born June 16, 1911, McDonald County), and Zelma Nancy (born May 10, 1913, McDonald County, died February 12, 1998, Neoshe, Newton County).
Curge Harman Landon married Effie Hildred Tye – they had six children. Effie was born on March 31, 1901 in Anderson, McDonald County, and died on October 22, 1984 in Miami, Oklahoma. Curge and Effie were buried in Cummings Cemetery, Tiff City, McDonald County.
Ivan James Landon married Violet Elzina Elliff on October 15, 1932 in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri – they had four children. Violet was born on February 19, 1912 in Anderson, McDonald County, and died in a car wreck on November 16, 1969 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. Violet was buried in Anderson Cemetery, McDonald County.
Wilma Grace Landon married Henry Everett Betts on August 10, 1929 in Pineville, McDonald County – they had six children. Henry was born on October 3, 1904 in McDonald County, and died on November 8, 1988. He was buried in Anderson Cemetery, McDonald County.
Zelma Nancy Landon married John H. Robbins on February 12, 1929 in Pineville, McDonald County – they had eight children. John was born in 1903 and died on October 9, 1994 in Neoshe, Newton County, Missouri. They were both buried in Anderson Cemetery, Anderson, McDonald County.
Alvin K. Landon was born in 1878 in Missouri, and died in 1963 in Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri. Alvin married Myra J. Gray on September 06, 1906 in Tiff City, McDonald County. Myra was born on October 28, 1887, and died in 1981 in Tiff City, McDonald County. Alvin was buried in Cummings Cemetery, Tiff City. Their son was Willard A., born in December 1908.
Alda Landon was born on March 27, 1883 in McDonald County. Alda married Erie Wylie.
Jesse H. Landon was born in March 1886, and died on September 06, 1961. Jesse married Captolla Hopkins. Their children were: Charles, Evelyn, Jessie, and Virginia.
Hattie Landon was born on August 02, 1887, and died on September 16, 1955. She was buried in Anderson Cemetery, Anderson, McDonald County. Hattie married Herman Schmidt. Their children were Ralph and Herbert.
William Charles Landon was born on December 05, 1890 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, and died on January 24, 1969. William was buried in Cummings Cemetery, Tiff City, McDonald County, Missouri. William married Ruby Nutting. Ruby was born on November 26, 1901, and died on May 15, 1979. The children of William and Ruby were: Buford (born November 17, 1921, married Isla _?_, six children), Delore (born December 22, 1922, died July 4, 1981, four children), Mary Ann (born September 27, 1924, died March 5, 1996, married Gene Keller, ten children), William Charles Jr. (born October 16, 1926, married Mira _?_, six children), Harmon (born July 25, 1928, married Margurette in 1951, four children), Wanda (born August 14, 1930, married Howard Dobbs, four children), Ralph (born May 3, 1932, married Mary Ann _?_, eight children), John Paul (born January 12, 1937, died September 6, 1937), and Carl (born March 19, 1939, married Jane _?_, eight children).
Grace A. Landon was born on April 21, 1894 in Tiff City, McDonald County, and died on March 07, 1977 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She married Elmer Tye. Elmer was born on November 28, 1892, and died on December 09, 1969. They were buried in Cummings Cemetery, McDonald County. Their child was Aldina Roberta Tye, born March 19, 1928; died March 19, 1928. Aldina was buried in Cummings Cemetery.
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