979. Caroline Zelphia Ann COMSTOCK340,341 was born on 14 April 1823 in Tennessee.8,310 She died on 17 February 1909 at the age of 85 in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, Kansas.310,342
G. M. Comstock says after the Civil War they moved to Cherryvale, Kansas, where Caroline died. Found on p. 266 of Deed Book B in McDonald County MO: William R. Randall & his wife Caroline of Franklin County, Kansas sell to James F. Holms of McDonald County 181.56 acres in Sect 7, Twp 23 and Sect 18, Twp 23 of Range 29; dated 21 Mar 1867.
Many sources say that William and Caroline settled and died in Cherryvale KS. This is in error; it was Cedar Vale, approximately 80 miles West of Cherryvale. Buried in Round Mound Cemetery in unmarked graves with some of their children.
1905 Kansas State Census, Jefferson Twp, Chautaugua Co, Hh 125
Carolin Randel, age 82
L. B., age 52, male
Robert, age 23
Hh 124 was T. F. Randel and family; Hh 126 was W. C. Randel and family
Middle names from Tina Kelly.
Caroline Zelphia Ann COMSTOCK and William Riley RANDEL were married on 20 January 1842 in Perry County, Tennessee.341,343 William Riley RANDEL344,345,346, son of Amos RANDEL and Rebecca FINN, was born on 8 October 1825 in Perry County, Tennessee.310,341,343,347 He died on 6 August 1900 at the age of 74 in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, Kansas.310,341,342
1850 US Census, Perry Co TN; p.144a; Household 185 Living next door to Amos and Rebecca were Wm Randle, age 25, Constable, born in TN; Carolin age 24, Martha J. age 7, Mary E age 5, John W. age 4, Leander B age 1 and Susan Weeks age 19. All born in Tennessee.
Found in McDonald County - 1860 Census. Also living with him are Wm. R. Comstock age 11; James Harvey Comstock, age 9; Harvey Comstock, age 19 - All born in Tennessee.
"Harvey" is Caroline's brother Harry. Wm R. & James Harvey are nephews - this must be where the boys were being abused when Tom Comstock took them away.
Goodspeed's Taxpayers of 1861 include W. R. Randall, Township 23, Range 30.
The Randels moved from Perry County TN to McDonald Co MO between the births of Nancy (1853) and Amos (1856). The last child was born in Kansas in 1865.
1865 Census, Franklin Twp., Franklin Co., Ottawa, KS
William R. Randel,42, farmer, $1400 value real estate, $1500 personal estate, b. Tennessee
Carolyn T., 42, b. Tennessee
John W. , 17, farmer, b. Tennessee
Leander B., 15 farmer, Tennessee
James T., 13, Tennessee
Nancy C., 11, Tennessee
Amos R., 8, Missouri
Rabecca D., 6, Missouri
Theodore P., 6/12, Kansas
Census records from Tom Randel show that in 1870, the Randels were in Franklin Co KS, Ottawa Twp, p.8, Household #62. William was listed as hotel keeper, age 46. Children still at home included Nancy, Amos, Rebecca, William, & Theodore. William Comstock, age 22, born TN was still living with them. This would be a nephew of Caroline's - son of her brother Hugh Bonaparte.
1875. Kansas State Census. Erie Twp, Neosho KS, Family 21
W. R. Randel, age 48, b. TN, came to Kansas from Missouri
C. Randel, age 51.
L., male age 25. C., male age 23. A. male age 19. L. female age 16, Wm, male age 13, T. age 10 born in Kansas.
Found in Deed Book F: ...a true copy of Deed Book A ...transcribed ...Apr 1, 1876
p.428 (Page 28, Book A) William Randel and Caroline of Franklin Co Kansas to James F. Holmes & Rowan M. Kelley of Barton Co for $1000. Lot #2 of SW 1/4 of S7, T23, R29 and the west half of the SE 1/4 of S7, T23, R29 and the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 S18, T23, R29. 280.06 acres. 13 Oct 1865. On 23 Feb 1866, R. M. Kelley & Margaret J. Kelley of Barton Co MO sold the same parcels to James F. Holmes for $500 (their half). This seems to be an earlier copy of the deed that follows.
Deed Book A&B p.266 William R. Randall and Caroline of Franklin County, Kansas sell for $500 to James F. Holms 281.56 acress in Sections 7 & 18 of T23. 21 Mar 1867.
McDonald Co Deed Book C p.191 Dated 1 April 1862; Filed for record 13 Aug 1868. William R. Randall and Caroline Randall sold to Cyrus Davidson for $100 80 acres: SE1/4 NW qtr and NE1/4 of the SW qtr of S18,T23,R29. Cyrus and Martha Davidson then sold this same property to Thomas F. Lamberson for $450 on 7 April 186? [Martha is their oldest daughter]
Deed Book C, p.482 6 Jul 1869 Wm. R. Randal & Caroline his wife of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas sell to William B. Hale of McDonald County for $500 80 acres. Filed for record 31 Aug 1869.
In 1880, the Randels were in Chautauqua Co KS. William and Theodore still living at home and Leander, wife Caroline, and baby boy, live near by W. R. & Caroline had an 11 year old girl, Jenny Bryand, b. Ark. living with them.
1885 Kansas State Census. Jefferson Twp, Chautaugua Co. Hh 3
W. R. Randel, age 60, b. TN, came to Kansas from MO
Caroline Randel, age 62.
James Corn, age 27, b. Ohio, also came from MO
1895 Kansas State Census. Jefferson Twp, Chautaugua Co. Hh 2
W. R. Randel, age 69, b. TN
Caroline, 71, b. TN
W. C., age 33, b. MO
N. A. Randel, age 13, female, b. KS
In 1900 they were still in Chautauqua Co: William R. , born Oct 1825 and Caroline, born 1823. Married 58 years. William died later this year.
Buried Round Mound Cemetery in unmarked grave.
Caroline Zelphia Ann COMSTOCK and William Riley RANDEL had the following children:
|Martha J. RANDEL.|
|Mary E. RANDEL.|
|John W. RANDEL was born on 16 June 1847 in Perry County, Tennessee.310,347|
|Leander Brown RANDEL.|
|James Charles RANDEL was born on 12 March 1851 in Perry County, Tennessee.310,341,347 Name given as James T. Randel in Bible, but they later called him Charlie. He died on 20 January 1897 at the age of 45 in Oklahoma.310,341|
|Nancy C. RANDEL was born on 20 August 1853 in McDonald County, Missouri.310,341,347|
|Amos Raphael RANDEL.|
|Rebecca T. RANDEL.|
|William Calvin RANDEL.|
|Theodore Filson RANDEL.|