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Cyrus Winfield Northup was born on October 4, 1852 in Gallia Co., Ohio. He was the son of Stephen Monroe Northup & Harriet Eliza Gilbert
Anna Victoria Potts was born on September 09, 1862 in Illinois. She was the daughter of Isaac Mitchell Potts & Cornelia Kate Brooks

The Family of Cyrus Northup & Anna V. Potts:

Cyrus Northup & Anna V. PottsCyrus Northup married Anna V. Potts on February 28, 1882 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS and they had 8 children. At the time of their marriage, Cyrus (who was blind) was homesteading and making brooms and Anna was teaching school. The family is listed on the 1885 state census of Lowell, Rooks Co., KS, with Cyrus' occupation listed as Broom Maker. Because of ill health Cyrus gave up the broom business, and for several years sold goods on the road. In 1890 a failure of crops caused him to lose his homestead in Kansas & they emigrated to Cedar Co., MO. In the spring of 1891 they moved to Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, and remained there until 1896. In 1896 they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where Anna taught school for a year. Her health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. Anna is on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE as a patient in the Sanitorium - I have not been able to find Cyrus or some of the children in 1900, but Harry (age 19) is listed as a servant in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE, Hugh (age 17) is listed as a boarder in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE, Esther (age 13) is listed as a servant in Edison, Furnas Co., NE, Ruth (age 11) is listed as a boarder in Orleans, Harlan Co., NE & Mary (age 1) is listed as a boarder in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, Harlan Co., NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months. Anna returned to Nebraska, and the family is listed on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1910 Cyrus sent his wife and two youngest daughters to Colorado Springs, CO for a year. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived in Nebraska till the fall of 1917, when they moved to Marion, Kansas. They are listed on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson, KS. Anna's died July 1, 1920 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, where she is buried. After that time Cyrus made his home with relatives and friends. Cyrus is listed at age 77 on the 1930 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, living in the household of his married son Harry. At that time his occupation is listed as Hammock Maker. Cyrus Northup died November 10, 1943 in Alva, Woods Co., OK. He was probably living at that time with married daughter Esther (Mrs. Parker) Fox, whose daughter Marie wrote a family history of the Northups that is one of my main sources. Cyrus is buried with Anna in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
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The children of Cyrus Northup & Anna V. Potts:

Hugh NorthupHugh Ellsworth Northup was born on October 22, 1882 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS. He is listed at age 2 with his parents on the 1885 state census of Lowell, Rooks Co., KS. In 1890, a failure of crops caused his father to lose his homestead in Kansas. The family emigrated for a short while to Cedar Co., MO, and in the spring of 1891 they moved to Shenandoah, Page Co., IA. Hugh is listed at age 12 with his parents on the 1895 state census of Third Ward Shenandoah, Page Co., Iowa. The family remained there until 1896, when they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where his mother taught school for a year. Her health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. Hugh is listed at age 17 on the 1900 census of Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE. I have not found his father or siblings Charles & Rachel on the 1900 census at this time, but his mother is a listed as a patient in the Sanitorium on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE, and I also found Harry, age 15, in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE; Esther, age 13, in Edison, Furnas Co., NE; Ruth, age 11, in Orleans Twp, Harlan Co., NE and Mary E., age 1, in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months. Anna returned to Nebraska, and Hugh is listed with his parents on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Hugh married Myrtle Marshall on July 30, 1911 and they had 3 children. Their children were born in Grant, NE. Hugh Ellsworth Northup died on July 29, 1916, probably in Nebraska. He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska. In 1920, Myrtle Northup and their children are listed on the 1920 census of Skidmore, Nodaway Co., Missouri. They are living with Myrtle's father, Joseph Marshall. Myrtle is listed with the children on the 1930 census of Diller, Jefferson, Nebraska. Myrtle Marshall Northup died on May 15, 1944 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
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Harry NorthupHarry Winfield Northup was born October 24, 1884 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS. He is listed at age 6 months with his parents on the 1885 state census of Lowell, Rooks Co., KS. In 1890, a failure of crops caused his father to lose his homestead in Kansas. The family emigrated for a short while to Cedar Co., MO, and in the spring of 1891 they moved to Shenandoah, Page Co., IA. Harry is listed at age 10 with his parents on the 1895 state census of Third Ward Shenandoah, Page Co., Iowa. The family remained there until 1896, when they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where his mother taught school for a year. Her health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. Harry is listed at age 15 as a servant (farm laborer) in the household of Charles James on the 1900 census of Sappa, Harlan Co., NE. His mother is listed as a patient in the Sanitorium on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE, and I also found Hugh, age 17, in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE; Esther, age 13, in Edison, Furnas Co., NE; Ruth, age 11, in Orleans Twp, Harlan Co., NE and Mary E., age 1, in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. (I have not found his fatheror siblings Charles & Rachel on the 1900 census at this time.) The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health, and they lived there until about 1907. Harry married Lenora Kathryn Wilder on April 25, 1906 and they had 8 children The family is listed on the 1910 census of Buchanon Twp., Page Co., IA, with Harry's occupation listed as US Mail Carrier. Based on the birthplaces of their children, they lived in IA until about 1914 when they moved to Nebraska. They were living in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE when Harry filled out his WWI Draft card on Sept. 12, 1918. At that time he was age 34, tall height, medium build, light blue eyes and light bronw hair. He was working as a Dairy Man for Roberts Dairy in Lincoln. The family is on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Harry's occupation is listed as Foreman, dairy in 1920 and as Truck Driver, laundry in 1930. In 1930 his father Cyrus is living with them. Harry moved about 1937 to California. Harry Winfield Northup died on February 21, 1962 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California.
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Esther Northup

Phebe Esther Northup was born December 19, 1886 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS. She lived there with her parents until 1890, when a failure of crops caused her father to lose his homestead in Kansas. The family emigrated for a short while to Cedar Co., MO, and in the spring of 1891 they moved to Shenandoah, Page Co., IA. Esther is listed at age 8 with her parents on the 1895 state census of Third Ward Shenandoah, Page Co., Iowa. The family remained there until 1896, when they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where her mother taught school for a year. Her mother's health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. Esther is listed at age 13 as a servant in the household of William Tower on the 1900 census of Edison, Furnas Co., NE. (At the time her mother was ill and in the hospital in College View, Lancaster Co., NE, her brother Hugh was in Phelps Co. NE, her brother Harry & sisters Ruth & Mary E., were all in different households in Harlan Co., NE, and I have not found her father or siblings Charles & Rachel at this time.) The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years (until about 1907), Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months before returning to Nebraska. Esther married Arthur Parker Fox on March 08, 1908 and they had 5 children. Their first child was born about 1909 in OK. Parker & Esther are listed on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Their next 3 children (born in 1911, 1913 & 1914) were born in Nebraska. Parker & Esther are listed on the 1920 census of Jefferson, Ellis Co., OK and their 5th child was born in 1924 in OK. They are on the 1930 census of Spring Twp., Woods Co., OK. Esther is listed in her father's obit in 1943 as Mrs. Esther Fox of Alva, (Wood Co.) OK. Esther Northup Fox died on September 06, 1952 in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma.
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Ruth NorthupRuth Northup was born on May 31, 1889 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS. She lived there with her parents until 1890, when a failure of crops caused her father to lose his homestead in Kansas. The family emigrated for a short while to Cedar Co., MO, and in the spring of 1891 they moved to Shenandoah, Page Co., IA. Ruth is listed at age 6 with her parents on the 1895 state census of Third Ward Shenandoah, Page Co., Iowa. The family remained there until 1896, when they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where her mother taught school for a year. Her mother's health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. Ruth is listed at age 11 on the 1900 census of Orleans Twp, Harlan Co., NE. I have not found her father or siblings Charles & Rachel on the 1900 census at this time, but her mother is a listed as a patient in the Sanitorium on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE, and I also found Hugh, age 17, in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE; Harry, age 15, in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE; Esther, age 13, in Edison, Furnas Co., NE, and Mary E., age 1, in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months. Anna returned to Nebraska, and Ruth is listed at age 20 with her parents on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1910 Cyrus sent his wife and two youngest daughters (Rachel & Mary) to Colorado Springs, CO for a year. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived in Nebraska till the fall of 1917, when they moved to Marion, Kansas. Ruth is listed at age 30 with her parents on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Ruth married Timothy D. Murphy on January 07, 1922. Timothy & Ruth are listed on the 1930 census of Washington, DC, with Timothy's occupation given as attorney at law. She is listed in her father's obit in 1943 as Mrs. Ruth Murphy of Washington, DC, and on the 1962 obit of her brother Charles as Mrs. Ruth N. Murphy of Washington DC. In her old age she lived with her sister Mary in Kansas. Ruth Northup Murphy died on October 18, 1973 in Mapleton, Bourbon Co., Kansas.
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Charles W. NorthupCharles Winfield Northup was born on March 27, 1892 in Shenandoah, Page Co. IA. He is listed at age 3 with his parents on the 1895 state census of Third Ward Shenandoah, Page Co., Iowa. The family remained there until 1896, when they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where his mother taught school for a year. Her health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. I have not found Charles, his father & or his sister Rachel on the 1900 census at this time, but his mother is a listed as a patient in the Sanitorium on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE, and I also found Hugh, age 17, in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE; Harry, age 15, in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE; Esther, age 13, in Edison, Furnas Co., NE; Ruth, age 11, in Orleans Twp, Harlan Co., NE, and Mary E., age 1, in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months before returning to Nebraska. Charles is listed as an employee on the farm of George Morgan on the 1910 census of Webster Twp., Woodward Co., OK. Charles married Blanche Dora Schleicher on January 18, 1914 in Omaha, Douglas Co. NE. At the time of their marriage Blanche had a 13 month old son named George Alfred, (also known as Kelly), who was raised by Charles and listed on all later records as George Alfred Northup. When Charles fillled out his WWI Draft card on June 5, 1917, they were living in Lincoln, NE and he was working as a Teamster for Sullivan Transportation Co. He claimed exemption to the draft due to supporting a wife and child.Charles was age 25, medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair. On the 1920 & 1930 censuses the family is listed in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Charles worked for the railroad as a fireman and brakeman. Charles Winfield Northup died on October 7, 1962 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
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Rachel NorthupRachel Potts Northup was born on April 25, 1894 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA. She is listed at age 0 with her parents on the 1895 state census of Third Ward Shenandoah, Page Co., Iowa. The family remained there until 1896, when they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where her mother taught school for a year. Her mother's health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. I have not found Rachel, her father, or her brother Charles on the 1900 census at this time, but her mother is a listed as a patient in the Sanitorium on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE, and I also found Hugh, age 17, in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE; Harry, age 15, in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE; Esther, age 13, in Edison, Furnas Co., NE; Ruth, age 11, in Orleans Twp, Harlan Co., NE and Mary E., age 1, in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months. Anna returned to Nebraska, and the Rachel is listed at age 17 with her parents on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1910 Cyrus sent his wife and two youngest daughters (Rachel & Mary) to Colorado Springs, CO for a year. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived in Nebraska till the fall of 1917, when they moved to Marion, Kansas. Rachel is listed at age 25 with her parents on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson, KS. Rachel married William Stephen Easterling on November 10, 1920 and they moved to Oklahoma around the time of their marriage. They had 4 children, all born between 1921-1929 in Oklahoma. The family is listed on the 1930 census of Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma.. Rachel is listed in her father's obit in 1943 as Rachael Easterling of Pryor, (Mayes Co.) OK, and in her brother Charles' obit in 1962 as Mrs. Rachel N. Easterling of Seminole, (Seminole Co.) OK. Rachel Northup Easterling died in 1972 in Oklahoma. William died in May 1980 in Enid, Garfield Co., OK.
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Mary NorthupMary Elizabeth Northup was born on June 19, 1898 in Nebraska. She is listed as age 1 in the household of Rev. Kersey (?) Thomas on the 1900 census of Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. I have not found her father, or siblings Charles & Rachel on the 1900 census at this time, but her mother is a listed as a patient in the Sanitorium on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE, and I also found Hugh, age 17, in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE; Harry, age 15, in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE; Esther, age 13, in Edison, Furnas Co., NE; and Ruth, age 11, in Orleans Twp, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months. Anna returned to Nebraska, and Mary is listed with her parents at age 11 on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1910 Cyrus sent his wife and two youngest daughters (Rachel & Mary) to Colorado Springs, CO for a year. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived in Nebraska till the fall of 1917, when they moved to Marion, Kansas. Mary married David H. Goertz in October 1918 and they had 3 children. They are on the 1920 census of Wilson, Marion Co., KS and on the 1930 census of Marion, Marion Co., KS. She was remarried to Mr. Conyers some time between 1943 to 1962. Ruth is listed in her father's obit in 1943 as Mrs. Mary Goertz of Wichita, KS., and in her brother Charles' obit in 1962 as Mrs. Mary N. Conyers of Fall River, KS. In her old age her sister Ruth lived with her in Kansas. Mary Elizabeth Northup Goertz Conyers died on November 27, 1980 in Mapleton, Bourbon, Kansas.
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Lois NorthupLois Ursula Northup was born on July 19, 1902 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA. She died when she was only a few months old. Lois Northup died on November 18, 1902.