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Notes for Silas Squire Asbury VanTrease

The Family of James Frederick VanTrease and Elizabeth

Not proven to be son of Emanuel Vantrease & Magdalene Helmic. I think now he is the son of James Frederick & Elizabeth (MNU) Van Trease

Born 1811-1813 in KY

1820 census Fleming Co., KY
page 35
Keziah Vantrase
1 female over 45
Near household of Peter Dye
page 42
Fredr Vantreese 100010-22201-01
1 male 26-44 (James Frederick, age 44)
1 male under 10 (Squire, age 5-9)
1 female over 45 (Elizabeth, age 45)
2 females 16-25 (Kesiah, age 18 Nancy, age 16-19)
2 females 10-15 (Margaret, age 13 & Mary Ann, age 11)
2 females under 10 (Lucinda, age 8 & Susannah, age 2)
1 person engaged in agriculture
On index as Fred R Vantreese

Jan 29, 1832 - Silas married first to Sarah Baum

abt 1832 - daughter Harriet born in Kentucky
abt 1839 - son Henry born in Illinois

Sept 9, 1839 - son Charles born in Indiana

1840 census Vermilion Co., IL
Squire A. Vantreese
1 male 20-30 (Silas, age 29)
1 male 5-9 (Is this Henry??)
1 male under 5 (Charles or Henry, age 1?)
1 female 20-30 (Sarah, age 20-30)
1 female 10-14 (??)
1 female 5-9 (Harriet, age 8)
1 female under 5

Nov 11, 1841 - son Asbury born in Illinois
Jan 29, 1844 - son Francis born in Hendricks Co., Indiana
1846 - daughter Sarah born in Indiana

abt 1846 - Sarah Baum died

August 14, 1847 - Silas married second to Lucinda Clark
Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920
Name: Lucinda Clark
Spouse Name: Silas L S Vantrees
Marriage Date: 15 Aug 1847
Marriage County: Hendricks
Source Title 1: Hendricks County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1823-1920 Inclusive Volum
Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Of
Book: 3
OS Page: 207

Feb 7, 1849 - daughter Elizabeth Ellen born in Washington Twp, Hendricks Co., IN

1850 census Washington, Hendricks Co., IN
Silas A. Vantrees, age 37, b. KY
Lucinda, age 21, b. KY
Charles W., age 11, b. IN
Francis M. (male), age 5 (listed in household next door??), b. IN
Elizabeth E., age 1, b. IN
Where is Asbury, age 8?

abt 1851 - Lucinda died??

April 10, 1852 - Silas married third Catherine Spencer
Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920
Name: Catharine A. Spencer
Spouse Name: Silas S. A. Vantreese
Marriage Date: 14 Apr 1852
Marriage County: Rush
Source Title 1: Rush County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Marriage Record [Grooms] 1822-1862 Bk 1 1822 - 182
OS Page: 215

1853 - daughter Harriet born
May 16, 1855 - daughter Rosetta born
Nov. 13, 1858 - daughter Mary Anna born in IN

1860 census Willow Hill, Jasper Co., IL page 762
Silas A. Vantrees, age 48, b. KY
Catharine A., age 46, b. IN
Charles W., age 20, b. IN
Asbury D., age 18, b. Illinois
Francis M., male, age 16, b. IN
Sarah L., age 14, b. IN
Harriet C., age 8, b. IN
Rosetta I., age 6, b. IN
Mary A., age 3, b. IN

June 28, 1860 - son George born in IL
1864 - Twin daughters Ava & Ada born
Oct 1, 1867 - daughter Ida May born in Jasper Co., IL
Sept 20, 1869 - son Isaac born in Jasper Co., IL

1870 census Willow Hill, Jasper Co., IL page 378 July 19, 1870
Silas VanTreese, age 57, farmer, b. KY
Catharine, age 36, keeping house, b. IN
Harriet, age 17, b. IN
Rosetta, age 15, b. IN
Mary, age 12, b. IN
George, age 9, b. IL
Ara A., male, age 6, b. IL
Ada A., female, age 6, b. IL
Ida M. age 3, b. IL
Isaac, age 8 months, b. IL

March 9, 1876 - daughter Alice born in Illinois
abt 1878 - son Benjamin born in Illinois

1880 United States Census Bowling Green, Clay, Indiana Page Number 514D
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Silus VAN-TRESE Self M Male W 69 KY Retired Merchant PA PA
Catherine VAN-TRESE Wife M Female W 46 IN Keeping House KY KY
George W. VAN-TRESE Son S Male W 19 IL Farm Hand KY IN
Arra A. VAN-TRESE Dau S Female W 16 IL At School KY IN
Ada A. VAN-TRESE Dau S Female W 16 IL At School KY IN
Isac VAN-TRESE Son S Male W 14 IL At School KY IN
Ida-May VAN-TRESE Dau S Female W 11 IL At School KY IN
Alice VAN-TRESE Dau S Female W 6 IL KY IN
Benjamin VAN-TRESE Son S Male W 2 IL KY IN

1881 - daughter Nellie born in Indiana

March 1, 1885 State census Trenton, Edwards, Kansas
S. S. A. VanTreese, age 74, Farmer, b. Kentucky, came to Kansas from Indiana
Catherine A. VanTreese, age 52, b. Indiana, came to Kansas from Indiana
Isaac M. VanTreese, age 18, b. Illinois, came to Kansas from Indiana
Ida M. VanTreese, age 15, b. Illinois, came to Kansas from Indiana
Alice VanTreese, age 9, b. Illinois, came to Kansas from Indiana
Benjamin VanTreese, age 6, b. Illinois, came to Kansas from Indiana
Nellie VanTreese, age 4, b. Indiana, came to Kansas from Indiana

1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census - Twp 18, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Squire Vantreese, head, age 65, born Kentucky
Catherine, wife, age 56, b. Indiana
Isacc M., son, age 23, b. Illinois
Allis, daughter, age 15, b. Illinois
Benjamin F., son, age 12, b. Illinois
Nellie, daughter, age 9, b. Indiana
All residents of the territory for 12 months

November 27, 1899 - Silas died in Kingfisher, OK

1900 - ??? son Charles is a boarder, occupation minister, in Norman, Cleveland Co., OK in 1900. Son George is in Smallwood, Jasper Co., IL. Can't find rest of family.

Robert Van Trees book states that Silas died in Oklahoma
Family Group Record
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Silas A. Vantrece Pedigree
Birth: 1812 , , Kentucky
Catherine A. Spencer Pedigree
1. George W. Vantrece Pedigree
Birth: 1861 , Jasper, Illinois
2. Charles W. Vantrece Pedigree
Birth: 1840 , , Indiana
3. Asbury D. Vantrece Pedigree
Birth: 1842 , , Illinois
4. Francis M. Vantrece Pedigree
Birth: 1844 , , Indiana

Individual Record FamilySearch™ Pedigree Resource File
Silas Van Trees Compact Disc #18 Pin #410716
Sex: M
Birth: abt 1813 Place:
Death: abt 1913 Place:
Father: Emanuel Van Trees Disc #18 Pin #411031
Mother: Magdalene Helmie Disc #18 Pin #410121
Spouse: Sarah Baum Disc #18 Pin #409988
Marriage: abt 1837 Place:
Notes and Sources:
Notes: None
Sources: None
RR 1 Box 125 Grand River, IA 50108

RR1 Box 125 Grand River, IA 50108

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Silas Squire Asbury VanTreese
b. 1811 in Kentucky
m. Sarah Baum 1/29/1832 I have a copy of the marriage certificate(?)
m. Lucinda Clark 8/14/1847 I have a copy of the marriage certificate
m. Catherine Ann Spencer 4/10/1852 I have a copy of the marriage certificate
d. 11/27/1899 in Hennessey, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
I have a very bad copy of the obituary that was saved by one of his children. I also have a copy of a photograph of Silas and Catherine. Not a very good one, but better than nothing. I have a copy of the 1890 Territorial Census of Oklahoma with the family listed on it. Also, the OK homestead paper…that's a whole story in itself, if you are interested, I will put it all together.

Charles W. VanTreese
b. 9/9/1839 in Indiana
m. Ellen R. I got this information from the 1880 Census - Catlin, Marion, Kansas
d. 9/20933 of old age in Geary, Blaine, Oklahoma
I have Charles' death certificate and some correspondence from city and the funeral home. I found Charles in the 1900 census living in Norman, OK as a boarder with another family. He was alone, I have no idea what happened to Ellen. Six children were listed on the 1880 census, but I have not been able to find any of them. He was listed as a minister on the 1900 census and also on the death certificate. In 1870, he and Ellen were in Cumberland Co., Illinois.

Asbury D. VanTreese
b. 11/11/1841 in Illinois
m. to Mary E. Hunt 12/26/1869 in Boone Co., Missouri I found this info online.
d. 9/9/1931 in Moberly, Randolph, Missouri
A lot of this information I got from Asbury's Civil War pension file. He served with the Illinois Infantry and the Nevada Infantry. He and Mary had three children and I have been able to follow them down a generation. I have a small photo of Mary. I have been able to find them on the 1880, 1910 and 1930 Census.

Francis Marion VanTreese
b. 1/29/1844 in Hendricks Co., Indiana
m. Avis Cheek 9/20/1868 in Jasper Co., Illinois I have a copy of the marriage certificate
d. 10/1927 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California
I have a photo of Francis and a poor copy of his obituary. There was a biography written about him in 1928 that is very good. He was a minister and was in the ministry almost all of his life. He and Avis had seven children. Some of them I have managed to follow down a generation, but they have been a challenge and I end up with more questions than answers. I found them on 1880 and 1900 census.

Sarah VanTreese
b. 1846 in Indiana
m. Lewis C. Halterman 11/12/1863
I found this family living in Marion Co., Kansas on the 1880 census. I met a lady online, Dorothy Brown, who is a descendant of Sarah. She sent me photos some of the family, but none of Sarah. She told me that after Sarah Baum died, this Sarah went to live with her Baum grandparents. By the 1860 census, she was living with Silas and Catherine. Sarah and Lewis had seven children.

Elizabeth Ellen VanTreese
b. 2/7/1849 in Washington Twp., Hendricks Co., Indiana
m. Henry H. Gibbs 1/16/1868 in Hendricks Co., Indiana
d. 10/11/1911 in Hendricks Co., Indiana
When I found Elizabeth or Ellen, as she seemed to prefer, I just wanted to know more about her. She is the child of Silas and Lucinda Clark. She is only found with the family in 1850 on the census for Hendricks Co., Indiana. I obtained a copy of her obituary and found out she was raised by her maternal grandmother and aunt after her mother's death, until she married. She and her husband had 14 children, many of which stayed in the area, as did Ellen and Henry. I visited the cemetery where they are and got a photo of the headstone. I never have found where Lucinda, Ellen's mother, is buried. I was hoping to find her with her mother's family, the Clark's, but was not successful. I have a copy of Ellen and Henry's marriage certificate and Ellen's obituary.

Harriet C. VanTreese
b. 1853
m. Simpson Harrison 3/8/1874 in Jasper Co., Illinois
d. before 1877?
Harriet is the first child of Silas and Catherine Spencer. I have very little on Harriet and her family. I have a copy of the marriage license. By the 1880 census, Simpson had remarried to a Sarah Bagwell in 9/1877, so Harriet must have died, but I can't find anything. There is a little boy of 5 listed on that census, Francis A., that was more than likely her son. Simpson died in 1933 in Jasper.

Rosetta J. VanTreese
b. 5/16/1855
m. Millard Filmore Snider 1/20/1878 in Jasper Co., Illinois
m. Harrison Deck 9/11/1888 in Jasper Co., Illinois
d. 2/16/1936 in Newton, Jasper Co., Illinois
I have a copy of the marriage certificate from Rosetta's first marriage. I only have the 1880 census where it shows one child. I know she had two more children during her second marriage. I think there information on the Deck family on Rootsweb, if I remember right.

Mary A. VanTreese
b. 11/13/1858 in Indiana
m. Benjamin Griffy 9/8/1881 in Jasper Co., Illinois
d. 2/2/1926
Mary must have preferred Anna, that is the name on the 1880 census. She was teaching school. It is also Anna on the marriage registry, which I have a copy of. If I remember right, there is quite a bit of information on the Griffy family through Rootsweb. I haven't spent the time to research her family. According to the info on Rootsweb, they had several children.

George W. VanTreese
b. 6/28/1860 in Illinois
m. Emily Harriet Cummins 2/24/1884
d. 3/27/1903 in Jasper Co., Illinois
George seems to me to have been such a nice man. I have a couple of letters that were written to my great grandmother, Ida, from both George and Emma, as she called herself. They were very religious people. George was a farmer and he raised cattle. He died from measles and pneumonia, very sad. I have their marriage registry record, a photocopy of George's headstone and death record. George and Emma had no children.

Ada A. VanTreese
b. 1864
I have nothing on Ada, I have looked everywhere I know to look and I cannot find anything. I found her in the 1870 and 1880 census.

Ava A. VanTreese
b. 1864
m. Jacob H. Clark 12/24/1884 in Jasper Co., Illinois
d. ?
As with Ada, I don't have much on Ava either. I found a query on an old website years ago looking for Ava and her daughter, Lola May Clark, but I never got a response. I don't have any way of knowing if she had a daughter. I have marriage documentation, but that's about it. She's also in the 1870 and 1880 census.

Ida May VanTreese
b. 10/1/1867 in Jasper Co., Illinois
m. Louis H. Fuhrmann 12/29/1889 in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas
d. 11/25/1951 in Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma
I have quite a bit of little stuff from the Fuhrmann family. They have really helped me with researching this family. I have a photo of Lou and Ida and three of their children. I have their marriage license, I have newspaper clippings, letters and some photos of them in their older years. They homesteaded in Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma and stayed there until Lou passed away. Ida then went to live with her middle daughter, Ruby, until her death. Lou and Ida had four children, one boy, John and three girls, Pearl, Ruby and Opal, my grandmother.

Isaac VanTreese
b. 9/20/1869 in Jasper Co., Illinois
d. after 1939
Isaac was supposed to be the one who filed homestead papers in Oklahoma in 1890, but a neighboring farmer's son was to turn 21 before Isaac, so that plan didn't work out for him. I first found Isaac on the 1870 census and followed him through 1890 with his parents, 1910 living with someone in Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma; in 1920, he was boarding with another family in Kingfisher Co. and by 1930, he was in the State Hospital. I wrote to the hospital to find out what happened to him and they told me he had been a patient since 7/1921, and before being moved to Northwestern Oklahoma State Hospital, he had been a patient at Central State Hospital in Norman, OK. In Sept.1939 he was transferred again to Central Oklahoma Hospital. I can't find any information on that hospital, so I was unable to find out what happened to Isaac. I was told by a family member that one of the younger boys, either Isaac or Benjamin, suffered from "fits". Benjamin died fairly young. I wonder if Isaac suffered from epilepsy. I wasn't able to get an answer as to why he was hospitalized. I was more concerned about when he died and where he is buried. Anyway, I still don't where he was buried.

Alice VanTreese
b. 3/9/1876 in Illinois
m. Martin Rothmire abt. 1896
d. 1/22/1923
I don't have a lot of information for Alice and Martin. They stayed in the Kingfisher Co. area and are buried in the Hennessey Cemetery. They had two boys Ovie and Roy.

Benjamin F. VanTreese
b. abt 1878
d. 189_?
According to the letters written by Silas to Lou and Ida, Benjamin was sick on both trips to Oklahoma that Silas wrote about. There is a listing in the Hennessey Cemetery that is spelled;
VANTREGSE, Benjamin F. Feb. 10, 1889. More that likely this is Benjamin from this family, but I know he was alive in 1890, so I wonder if this listing is a typing error.

Nellie VanTreese
b. 1881
m. Russell ?
I don't know much about Nellie either. I know she lived in Longdale, Oklahoma in 1908, I have a few postcards written to Ida from her. In June 1913, she was in Hennessey, signed the card Nellie Russell and then in July, she was in Guthrie, OK at a hospital. She signed this card Nellie Russell.

Squire born between 1811 - 1815 in Fleming Co., KY to James Frederick & Elizabeth VanTrease.

1820 census Fleming Co., KY
page 35
Keziah Vantrase
1 female over 45
Near household of Peter Dye
page 42
Fredr Vantreese 100010-22201-01
1 male 26-44 (James Frederick, age 44)
1 male under 10 (Squire, age 5-9)
1 female over 45 (Elizabeth, age 45)
2 females 16-25 (Kesiah, age 18 Nancy, age 16-19)
2 females 10-15 (Margaret, age 13 & Mary Ann, age 11)
2 females under 10 (Lucinda, age 8 & Susannah, age 2)
1 person engaged in agriculture
On index as Fred R Vantreese

1830 Western Division, Fleming Co., KY
Frederick Vantrese
1 male 40-49 (James Frederick, age 54??)
1 male 15-19 (Squire, age 15-19)
1 female 60-69 (Elizabeth, age 55??)
1 female 10-14 (Susannah, age 12)
On same page and near Barnet Lamar, Lawrence Dye, Daniel Fitzgerald, Eli Hinton

abt 1831 - possible daughter Harriet born in 1831 in Kentucky

Father James Frederick Vantrease died in 1837

abt 1839 - possible son Henry VanTrease born in Illinois

1840 - where is widowed mother Elizabeth & unknown son?

In 1841, several of James Frederick's children emigrated from Kentucky to Vermilion Co., IL, probably including Elizabeth and possibly including this son.

1850 census District No. 21 Vermilion Co., IL page 326
Lawrence Dye, age 43, b. KY
Mary A. , age 40, b. KY
Hiram Dye, age 25 , b. KY
Martha, age 21, b. KY
Elizabeth, age 19, b. KY
Angeline. age 14, b. KY
John, age 12, b. KY
Mary, age 10, b. KY
David Sconce, age 20, b. KY (David Sconce later married Elizabeth Dye)
Elizabeth Vantrease, age 75, b. MD
Harriet, age 19, b. KY
Henry, age 11, b. IL
Are Harriet & Henry Vantrease grandchildren of Elizabeth? If so there is only one son indicated by earlier census records in this family who would have children last name Vantrease.