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MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

ANNA STANBOUGH (nee DENISON)
1838-1926

 

 

Author - Marcia Farina

Anna E. Denison, also known as Ann, daughter of John B. Denison and Leah Hykus, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1838.  By 1860, the Denison family was living in Hancock Township, Hancock County, Illinois.

In 1889 Ann became the second wife of widower Isaac Stambaugh.  That seems to have been the correct spelling of his name, even though Ann's tombstone bears the surname Stanbough.

According to the information Isaac provided on the Board of Health document when he and Ann married, he was the son of John Stambaugh and Catherine "Ham" (further research indicates it was Hamm).  He was born in York County, Pennsylvania, about 1828 and the family moved west, spending time in both Ohio and Iowa before being counted in Schuyler County, Illinois, in 1850.

Isaac was married first to Elizabeth J. Klepper on March 16, 1852, in Schuyler County.  They established their home in Hancock County and had at least five children together between approximately 1853 and 1869.  Elizabeth died in 1888.

The following spring, Isaac, 60, took for his second wife the spinster Ann Denison, who was then a bit over 50.  Charles J. Scofield performed the ceremony at Carthage on the 28th of March, 1889. Witnesses were P. D. Williams and Ada Allen.  Ann's age was shown as 50 on the marriage license, but on the Board of Health document, her age at next birthday was entered as 52.  It appears that Isaac and Ann individually signed the latter form.  Isaac's signature does read Stambaugh, Ann's less legible handwriting shows a different spelling.  Marriage Documents

Ann went to live with Isaac and at least two of his unmarried adult children on the Stambaugh farm in Pilot Grove Township.  Their time together was brief; Isaac died in 1901, after which the Stambaugh children, Jacob and Luella, remained on the home farm.

We lose track of Anna until 1920, at which time she was residing with her sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Daniel Ebert.

From The News of Fountain Green, the Majorville column by Mabelle Campbell, April 14, 1926:

On Frdiay [sic], April 9th at 11 o'clock the funeral of Mrs. Ann (Dennison) Stanbaugh was held at Majorville.  Burial in our cemetery.  Rev. H. M. Bloomer of Macomb conducted this funeral which was well attended by friends of this good woman.  Many were kept away on account of bad roads.  Mrs. Stanbaugh has made her home with her sister, Sarah (Dennison) Ebert and husband for many years, and being of such a kind, loving and helpful disposition she will be greatly missed in this home.

See also: Michael Huffman Dennison (brother)
Sarah Denison Ebert (sister)
Jacob P. Stambaugh (stepson)

1850 Illinois Census, Schuyler County, Browning Township, page 429B
enumerated November 13, 1850, dwelling #143

John Stambaugh, 44, male, farmer, value of real estate 1200, born PA
Katharine Stambaugh, 43, female, born PA
Isaac, 21, male, farmer, born PA, attended school within the year
Jacob, 19, male, farmer, born PA, attended school within the year
Abraham, 17, male, farmer, born PA, attended school within the year
George, 14, male, born OH, attended school within the year
Alfred, 11, male, born IA, attended school within the year
Addison, 8, male, born IA, attended school within the year
Jacob Stambaugh, 75, male, farmer, value of real estate 600, born PA


1850 Census Record for John Denison and family not found

 

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Chili Township, page 492
enumerated June 28, 1860, dwelling #1653

Isaac Stanbough, 32, male, farmer, value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate $250,
born PA
Elizabeth, 33, female, born IN
Catharine, 7, female, born IL
Lewella, 2, female, born IL
[continued on next page]
Martha Bleffer, 20, female, born IL

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 731
enumerated July 24, 1860, dwelling #3330

John Denison, 45, male, farmer, value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 500, born PA
Leah, 45, female, born PA
William, 26, male, farmer, born PA
Ann, 21, female, born PA
Abraham, 19, male, farmer, born PA, attended school within the year
Sarah, 19, female, born PA, attended school within the year
Mikel H, 13, male, born PA, attended school within the year

1870 Illinois Census, Pilot Grove Township, page 246B
enumerated July 16, 1870, dwelling #126

Stambaugh, Isaac, 41, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 3500, value of personal estate 1000, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Elisabeth, 43, female, white, keeping house, born KY
Joseph, 3, male, white, born IL
Lluullen [or Llewllen or Llwellen], 12, male [sic], white, born IL, [no entry for school attendance]
William, 8, male, white, born IL, [no entry for school attendance]
Jacob, 1, male, white, born IL

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 152A
enumerated June 13, 1870, dwelling #17

Dennison, John, 61, male, white, farmer, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
William, 31, male, white, carpenter, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Hoffman, 22, male, white, carpenter, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Anna, 28, female, white, tailoress, born PA
Sarah, 26, female, white, born PA
Leah, 60, female, white, born PA

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Pilot Grove Township, page 206A
enumerated June 3, 1880, dwelling #48

Stanbaugh, Isaac, white, male, 52, married, farmer, born PA, both parents born PA
Elizabeth, white, female, 53, wife, married, keeping house, born KY, both parents born TN
Luella, white, female, 22, daughter, single, at home, born IL, father born PA, mother born KY
Joseph, white, male, 12, son, single, farm laborer, attended school within the year, born IL, father born PA, mother born KY
Jacob, white, male, 11, son, single, laborer, attended school within the year, born IL, father born PA, mother born KY

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 122B
enumerated June 3, 1880, dwelling #12

Dennison, John, white, male, 70, married, born PA, father born Ireland, mother born PA
Leah, white, female, 68, wife, married, keeping house, born PA, both parents born PA
William, white, male, 42, son, widower, carpenter, born PA, both parents born PA
Ann E [or C], white, female, 41, daughter, single, seamster, born PA, both parents born PA
Sarah, white, female, 32, daughter, single, keeping house, born PA, both parents born PA

1900 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Pilot Grove Township, page 207B
enumerated June 13-14, 1900, dwelling #157

Stambaugh, Isaac, head, white, male, Dec 1828, 71, married for 12 years, born PA, both parents born PA, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English, owned his farm home free of mortgage, farm schedule 114

Ann, wife, white, female, Sept 1836, 63 [2nd digit over-written], married for 12 years, mother of 0 children, born PA, both parents born PA, could read, write and speak English

Luella [perhaps a middle initial, L or S], daughter, white, female, Sept 1857, 42, single, born IL, father born PA, mother born IN, servant - house, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English

Jacob P, son, white, male, Aug 1869, 30, single, born IL, father born PA, mother born IN, farm laborer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English

1920 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 110B
enumerated January 20, 1920, dwelling #221, farm

Ebert, Daniel, head, owned his home free of mortgage, male, white, 78, married, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, [no occupation shown]

Sarah, wife, female, white, 78, married, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English

Annie, sister, female, white, 65, widow, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English

 

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