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 Jerry & Joanne's

Southern Connections

Humes Family of Virginia & Missouri


Val de Molin, Missouri
Photo courtesy of Peter Binkley


According to family traditions, our branch of the Humes family followed the trend of many other Scotch-Irish immigrants, first settling in Pennsyvania before moving on to Virginia. By the mid-1830s the Humes had established homes and business interests in Missouri. They maintained strong family connections to Virginia with the Gilmores and Rowlands of Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties, and for several generations continued to honor those connections in choosing names for their children. In the late 1880s, still trying to recover from the effects of the Civil War, many of our Humes moved west to Idaho and Washington State. Fortunately for current researchers, the family has been blessed through several generations with family historians who saved records from Bibles, letters, family papers and other memorabilia, most of which has been cataloged and stored by Peter Binkley, a descendant of Mildred Maria Humes and William McCoy Wheatley. The downside is that in many cases, dates and details were not available, nor was source information always provided.

Names and other information in the first two generations in this report were originally base on these family traditions and the notes of early family historians; augmented more recently from information provided on Peter Binkley's web site and on-line records from Missouri and Virginia. Finding solid source information, e.g. civil or church records, to back up this search has been difficult. If you have anything in the way of clues or information, please contact me. I am particularly eager to locate records of this family's years in Virginia. For generations many of them --even those born and raised in other states-- still thought of themselves as Virginians.

Note: Some family records claimed that the "s" was added to the orignial "Hume" by William Humes, (1800-1840), but his father John and others in the family used the "s" in records made before William's birth. The spelling of the name seems to have been arbitrary until the 1900s


        Descendants of John Humes

 Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 HUMES1,2 was born ca. 1740 in Ulster, Ireland. He died after 1778. His ancestors were among the thousands of Lowland Scots who were relocated in the seventeenth century by the English.  

Children of JOHN HUMES are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 HUMES, b. ca. 1768.
3. ii. THOMAS HUMES, b. ca. 1769.
4. iii. JOHN JAMES HUMES, JR., b. ca. 1770, Belfast, Ireland (?); d. 1853, Morgan Co., Missouri.
    iv. ELIZABETH HUMES3, b. ca. 1772; m. ____ TURK.
    v. JANE HUMES, b. ca. 1775; m. _____ CARNAHAN.
   vi. EDWARD HUMES3, b. ca. 1778.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 HUMES (JOHN1)3 was born in Ulster, Ireland ca. 1768.

Children of WILLIAM HUMES are:
i. ELIZABETH3 HUMES, b. ca. 1800.
ii. SAMUEL HUMES, b. ca. 1802.

3. THOMAS2 HUMES (JOHN1)4 was born in Ulster, Ireland ca 1769

This obit notice may or may not refer to the death of Thomas, the s/o John of Ireland:
Newspaper title: Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va.).
Publication Date: December 7, 1830, page 3, column 6.
Thomas Humes
(Ref: Library of VA)

Child of THOMAS HUMES is:
5. i. MARY3 HUMES, b. 1810; d. 1880.

4. JOHN JAMES2 HUMES, JR. (JOHN1)5,6 was born ca. 1770 in Belfast, Ireland.7,8, and died 1853 in Morgan or Miller, Co. Missouri.9 He married (1) ELIZABETH CARLIN ca. 1799 in Philadelphia. She was born 1782 in Ireland10, and died Bef. 1815. He married (2) MARGARET "WIDOW" PURSE 16 March 1815 in Richmond, VA11. She was born ca. 177712, and died 11 February 1835 in New Antrim, Smyth Co.,VA13.

According to his granddaughter, Mildred Humes Wheatley, John Humes, son of
John Humes, came to America from near Belfast... He served an apprenticeship in Ireland
--which he later described as a very hard experience-- and when he was through,
his mother sent him to America, where his older brothers, William and Thomas
Humes, had already been sent. He first lived at Philadelphia, built the first Fairmount
Water Works, put up the first power loom, then got a Government appointment and was
made Superintendent of the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, where the first mortar guns made in
this country were produced and used to defend Baltimore during the War of 1812. The
guns used in the Lewis and Clark expedition were also made during that time.

From Harper's Ferry, John went to Richmond to help built .... Tredagar Iron Works.
He lived on Belle Isle. He was considered a very fine mechanical engineer, and received
two patents for his inventions made while in Richmond.

Family tradition says that Elizabeth Carlin, John's first wife, came to America on the
same ship as John. At that time, she was a young child, and very frightened
by the storms at sea. John soothed the child, and after arriving in America, he stayed
in touch with her family. When Elizabeth was older, they were married in Philadelphia,
where their son William was born. Their daughter, Elizabeth was born at Harper's

Source: Wheatley "Memorandum" (ca 1912) written probably by John Wheatley,
who wrote, "During the last years of the life of my mother... I talk(ed) with her
of matters of family history..."   Note: History of John's role at Fairmount, Harper's
Ferry and Tredagar not verified. (10-8-03)

Database: Philadelphia, 1789-1880 Naturalization Records
Name: John Humes
Place of Origin: Great Britain and Ireland
Declaration of Intent Date: Jun 17, 1799
Declaration of Intent Court: Pennsylvania Supreme
Signature 1:
Signature 2:
Document Name: John Humes

Database: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: John Humes
Year: 1799
Place: Philadelphia
Source Publication Code: 9297
Primary Immigrant: Humes, John
Annotation: Called Section II, Alphabetical Index of Naturalization
Records, 1794-1880, Maritime Records, Port of Philadelphia. Entries
include names of applicants, countries of former allegiance, courts of
record, and declaration dates. Reproduced from typewritten material.
Only a few copies exist. Republished in one volume by Gale Research
Co. as Philadelphia Naturalization Records, no. 2041.
Source Bibliography: United States Work Projects Admin..

Index to Records of Aliens' Declarations of Intention and/or Oaths of Allegiance,
1789-1880, in U. S. Circuit Court, U. S. District Court, Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia. Compiled by W.P.A., Project No. 20837. [Harrisburg:] PA
Historical Commission, [1940]. 25 vols. in 11. Vol. 5. Letter H.) 

Early Virginia Patents.
Page 151 1813 .... John Humes, Richmond. Machine for cutting screws.
Page 154 1821 James(sic) Humes, Richmond. Machine for digging canals.

1840 Census Saline Twn Miller Co. MO
(302) Humes, John Sr. Age 70+
(301) Humes, William

1850 Census Buffalo Twn Morgan Co. MO
John James Humes age 8014
Place of birth listed as Virginia, which is incorrect.
"James" was inserted above/between his first and last names.
Daughter-in-law, Eliza Gilmore Hume listed as head-of-household.

Occupation: Bet. 1812 - 1832, Engineer; inventor15

I have not been able to find any solid information about Elizabeth or her family. The closest
 I've come --and it may not refer to "Our" Elizabeth-- is this notice of a marriage bond in the
records of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, 1761-1803. (Ref.: Genweb) It seems worth exploring, as I have been unable to find any other listings for either a Hume(s) or Carlin in the area during that time period.

1798, Dec. 18, Carl, Elizabeth, and John Humes

Family tradition includes a story of John meeting his first wife, Elizabeth Carlin,  during the stormy crossing from Ireland to Pennsylvania.  They were married in Pennyslvania sometime between 1798 and early 1799 and their first child, William, was born in Pennsylvania  in January of 1800.  The family moved to Harpers Ferry, VA sometime before  their daughter Marie  in 1805.  Before Elizabeth died, three other daughters --Julia, Louisa and Elizabeth--were born in Virginia. 

The year of Elizabeth's death is not known, but in 1815, John was living in Richmond, VA,  where on March 15 he married the Widow, Margaret Purse. 


I believe the tombstone in St. John's Church Cemetery in Henrico Co. Va is that of Margaret's first husband. The inscriptions reads:

In memory of
a native of County Down, Ireland,
who departed this life
the 1st January, 1814,
aged 42 years.

John and Margaret Humes had three children, Berry, Margaret and John, Jr.  The family continued to live in the Richmond area, where John invested in real estate and was in the grocery business. 

1830 Census Henrico Co. VA   Head of Household: John Humes 
 (Names of all but John Humes are guesses by jmk)
                                1-male  15-20    John, Jr.
                                1-male  20-30     Berry
                                1-male  50-60     John Humes
                                2-fem   15-20       Elizabeth & Margaret
                                1-fem    40-50      Margaret Purse Humes
                                 6- slaves of various ages

On Feb 23, 1832, when the act was passed creating Smyth County (from parts of Washington and Wythe Counties, Va.) the families of both John Humes and his son William  were already living in the area. The town of Marion was laid out in the wheat and rye fields of William Humes. They were still living in Smyth Co. when John's wife Margaret died in 1835.  Neither John nor his son William were included in the 1838 List of Tax Payers in Smyth County. The family is known to be in Missouri by 1840.

Richmond Whig Newspaper (Richmond, Va. : Date of pub. Sat, February 21, 1835)
Died- In New Antrim, Smyth County, on Feb. 11, 1835, Mrs. Margaret Humes,
consort of John Humes, in her 58th year. (p. 3, c. 2)
(Source.: Marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia
newspapers; available, Virginia State Library. )

1840 Census Saline Twn Miller Co. MO
(302)  Humes, John Sr.   1 male Age 70+ 
                          John Jr    1 male 
(301)  Humes, William         

1850 Census Buffalo Twn Morgan Co. MO
John (James) Humes age 80
Place of birth listed as Virginia.
(Living in daughter-in-law's home.)

Geographic Reference Library
American Genealogical Gazetteer
State Listings Missouri - Humes Mill (historical) 
Humes Mill was a saw and grist mill in the NW
part of Osage T. It was named for the first
owners, the Hume brothers. style="font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"

  Morgan County, MO - Will Book A,  page 84, 1833-1857" has this entry:
HUMES, John, of Miller Co., MO - will not dated. 
Children, to wit, William, John, Maria Martha,
July An McArthy, and Elizabeth
(all given land, description). 
Exr not named, but money left in hands
of son,  William Humes,to be distributed after death of
testator.  Wit:  John Murray & Geo. W.
Murray.  17 Feb 1852  (pages 87-89)

William died four years BEFORE his father, John.  Could this will
have been written before William's death and filed with the county, 
and after John's death, presented in court?

6. i. WILLIAM M.3 HUMES, b. 18 January 1800; d. 30 Nov. 1848, Morgan Co., Missouri.
7. ii. MARIA HUMES, b. 17 November 1805, Harper's Ferry, VA; d. 1893.
8. iii. JULIA HUMES, b. ca. 1807.
iv. LOUISA HUMES, b. 180916; d. 24 April 1826, Belle Isle, VA17
9. v. ELIZABETH HUMES, b. 1813, Harper's Ferry, VA.

Children of JOHN HUMES and MARGARET PURSE are:
10. vi. BERRY3 HUMES, b. ca. 1816.
11. vii. MARGARET HUMES, b. ca. 1817.
12. viii. JOHN HUMES, b. ca. 1819.

Generation No. 3

5. MARY3 HUMES (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 1810, and died 1880. She married JOSEPH CARUTHERS. He was born 1795, and died 1845.

Source: Email from Peter Binkley, Sept. 9, 2000:-
Quick note about the Caruthers connection: do you know the story of
Mary Humes (1810-1880) and her connections? She was Ed's father's
first cousin, daughter of Thomas Humes (1770-?), and she married
Joseph Caruthers (1795-1845). Their son James Caruthers married Ann
Joplin - sister of the Lou Joplin who married T.R. Humes, Ed's
brother (with me so far?) Now, Joseph Caruthers had a sister
Elizabeth (1790-1857), who married a man named Thomas who abandoned
her with a baby son named Finice (1818-1860). Elizabeth gave Finice
her maiden name of Caruthers, and they moved to Oregon and
homesteaded an area that is now part of Portland. Finice never
married; and when he and his mother were dead, no heir could be found
for what was by now a very valuable parcel of land. Some of our Humes
connections ultimately tried to claim the inheritance on the basis of
the Caruthers connection, but failed to prove the relationship. My
great aunt wrote up a fascinating history of the case, full of
skullduggery, which I'll dig out and photocopy for you if you like.
That might account for the Car(r)uthers name, either through Ed's
brother's Tom's wife Lou Joplin, or through Ed's father's cousin.

13. i. JAMES H(UMES?)4 CARUTHERS, b. ca. 1830.
ii. NELLIE CARUTHERS, b. ca. 1832.

6. WILLIAM M.3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 18 January 1800 in Philadelphia, PA or Virginia18, and died 30 November 1848 in Morgan Co., Missouri. He married ELIZA STUART GILMORE 12 November 1829 in Sidney Vale Plantation19, daughter of JOSEPH GILMORE and MILDRED ROWLAND. She was born 03 May 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA20, and died 13 October 1860 in Missouri21.

When William was a young boy living in Richmond, VA., he cut his hip while
swimming, and the resulting injury (described as a "white swelling"), caused
him to be sent to Philadelphia for extended treatment. He received most of
his education there. Later, after he returned to Richmond, his health remained
bad, and hoping it might improve if he left the climate of the Tidewater area, he went
up to Rockbridge County. Finding a business opening, he became a merchant at
Balcony Falls and also at Gilmore's Mill. It was there that he met and married
Eliza Gilmore. For awhile, they were in Marion, Smith County, (sic)Virginia,  where
William engaged in the manufacture of cotton yarn.  (Source: Eileen Hacker)

Marion, Va., is the county seat of Smyth Co., not Smith.  On Feb 23, 1832, when the act was passed creating Smyth County (from parts of Washington and Wythe Counties, Va.) the families of both William Humes and his father John were already living in the area. The town of Marion was laid out in the wheat and rye fields of William Humes. They were still living in Smyth Co. when John's wife Margaret died in 1835.  Neither John nor his son William were included in the 1838 List of Tax Payers in Smyth County. The family is known to be in Missouri by 1840.

Smyth County History & Traditions, (pg   78)
In the May term of court of 1832... they (the commissioners) were determined to fix the county seat on lands of William Humes west of Staley's Creek and south of the main road. (pg 182) When Smyth County was formed and for some years thereafter, William Humes had a cotton mill on Staley's Creek.  He seems to have operated on a small scale in the old mill on the foundry site and to have ground grain there at the same time. October 25, 1833, the court acted favorably on a petition of John and William Humes to build a ten-foot dam across the river between the present dams of Look and Lincoln, and Marion Ice and Coal Company Plants.  This dam and a grist mill were built....The "other machinery" mentioned in the Humes petition was no doubt the cotton mill machinery and was probably operated in the new plant. (pg 296) (Marion) was laid out in the wheat and rye fields of William Humes.

Applicantions for the Erection of Dams in Smyth County, Virgina 1832- 1902
Humes, John & William  Middle Fork of Holston  1833  Bk/pg 2/8 & 17

History of Marion, Va  <>
When the new County of Smyth became a geographical and political reality in 1832,
it was imperative that a county seat be located and a courthouse built as quickly as
possible. Five commissioners were appointed to search for a centrally located site for
the new Seat of Justice.... the commissioners selected the site for the new town (Marion) on William and John Hume's 280 acre tract of land, west of the Royal Oak Survey and Staley's Creek, and south of the Main Road. According to the title bond signed by William Hume, May 24, 1832, the original Town of Marion consisted of 27 acres of land, more or less.

Missouri Census, 1830-70
Year Surname   1840
HUMES WILLIAM   Miller  County MO 116 Saline Township

(Ref: Obituary of James E. Humes):-
William Humes was a well-known planter and wealthy woolen manufacturer, having
land interests in central Missouri, conducting at the same time, a large business in
milling, lumbering, and the manufacture of woolen goods. Hss woolen mill near
Gravois was one of the first mills of its kind estabished west of the Mississippi
River. The maiden name of James E. Humes' mother was Eliza Stuart Gilmore,
descendended from the Gilmores and Rowlands, well-known families in Virginia.

From Peter Binkley:-
The farm just north of Gravois Mills was purchased by William Humes sometime in the 1830s or 1840s. He and his father, John Humes, who had recently moved from Virginia, already owned land in neighbouring Miller County. The farm bore the name "Val de Moulin" - valley of the mill - because of the nearby grist mill that gave Gravois Mills its name. This mill also came into the possession of the Humes family, together with a woolen factory. After William's death in 1848, and his father's death in 1853, the farm and the mills were run by William's three surviving sons: Joseph, Thomas and Ed. Their sister Mildred married William Wheatley.

During the Civil War the Humes family had a difficult time. Mildred and William Wheatley spent the war in the North; Ed served in the Confederate army; Joseph had his house pillaged by Union soldiers. After the war William and Mildred returned to Missouri and took possession of Mildred's childhood home, where they lived until 1873. It is not clear what happened to the property after this: it may have been taken over by one of the Humes brothers, or it may have been sold. In any event, by 1890 the Humes family had all left Gravois Mills, and the farm was in other hands (the family cemetery having been reserved). When Tom Williams visited the area in the 1960s, he was told that the old house had been torn down several years earlier.

 Wheatley Family History  includes photos of the old farm including old slave cabins which still existed in the 1960s. Other photos show the Humes brothers' grist mill and woolen factory, at Gravois Mills. The mill is currently listed as an historical site.

Geographic Reference Library
American Genealogical Gazetteer
State Listings Missouri - Humes Mill (historical)
Humes Mill was a saw and grist mill in the NW
part of Osage T. It was named for the first
owners, the Hume brothers.

William died in 1848, leaving a wife and young children between the ages of 8 and 18.
It would appear that his estate was in some sort of trust with guardianships for widow and minor children. In spite of the entry below, it took some 25 years after his death and 13 years after his wife, Eliza Gilmore Humes' death, before the estate was finally settled. Perhaps it had something to do with when his youngest child --my g grandfather, James "Ed" Humes-- came of age.

The real Est. of W Humes decd. Was sold by order of Circuit Court Oct. 15th 1857
on the
following terms—Widow entitled to dower & 6 of 6 absolute. Each heir 5 of balance, date of sale second Monday in April 1858—E.S. Humes purchaser, at $550000. ¼ in six mos, ¼ in 12 mos, and bal. In two years, all with interest at six percent from date of sale. . .

Re William and Eliza's children: John Carlin died the year after his father.

Burial: Humes Private Cemetery

Census: Morgan Co. MO22,23

1850 Census Buffalo Twn Morgan County, MO
Eliza is listed as head of household. (William died in 1848.)
Her father-in-law, John Humes, is shown living with her.

HH#699 Eliza Humes 43 4000 VA
Thomas 19 Laborer "
Joseph 16 " "
Mildred 12 MO
James 10 "
Mary (Mary*) 8 "
John (James*) Humes 80 VA
Elizabeth Lans.... 20 VA
Car____ Popejoy 23 Laborer (male) TN

* written above an entry. e.g. after John Humes name in
the square for age was written "80" with a small
"10" written above it. "James" was inserted
above/between his first and last names.

Note: ages & locations of birth differ from other census reports
of some family members, e.g. James reported his place
of birth as VA in later census.

1870 Census Osage Twn Morgan County, MO
HH# 73
Humes Joseph 35 Miller 4000 250 born VA
Mary 35 KY
Alice 7 MO
Ede 5
Joseph 2
James E 28 Miller 4000 VA
HH#74 Thomas 37 Miller 4000 VA
Mary 25 MO

Caruthers Ann 29 MO
Eva 12
Thomas 3

  i. JOHN CARLIN4 HUMES, b. 04 August 1830, Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA;
     d. 14 June 184924.
14. ii. THOMAS ROWLAND HUMES, b. 20 August 1832, Virginia; d. 24 July 1899, Texas.
15. iii. JOSEPH GILMORE HUMES, b. 30 August 1835, Virginia; d. 1896, Texas.
16. iv. MILDRED MARIA HUMES, b. 17 July 1838, Miller Co. Missouri; d. 1908.
17. v. JAMES EDWIN HUMES, b. 10 September 1840, Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA;
           d. 17 December 1912, Wilbur, WA.
vi. MARY ADA HUMES, b. ca. 1844, Missouri; d. Aft. 24 August 1860, Osage, Morgan Co. MO25,26.

In a box of memorabilia belonging to my grandmother, Julia Humes Bilyeu, was an autographed "Roses Album" with the name Mary A Humes written inside the cover. The book has a dark embossed cover and looks like any autograph book of today. At first, I thought this might have belonged to Mary Allie Humes, but on checking the dates, it became clear it had belonged to Mary Ada Humes, daughter of William and Eliza Gilmore Humes and sister of James, aunt of Julia Humes Bilyeu. An inscription below Mary's name can be made out:

"Mary Ada Humes,
Presented by friends"

Included in the poems and greetings is the following inscription:

To Mary, Thine Album is a basket sweet,
In which friends that seldom meet,
Drop each a pretty flower.

Later, another entry contains a long poem addressed to Mary, and signed, "Your friend, L,D, Henry"
which is probably the same person, although I'm not sure the handwriting looks similar, as one is printed neatly, the other a cursive signature. Commas were often used rather than periods in both, which seemed to be a common practice, as was using what looks like a large " f " for the "ss" in Missouri and other words.

Most of the entries are poetry, some of which are long and complex. Most deal with parting friends; one mentions friends parted by death. Typical, is this entry written and signed with a florish by WM Wheatley, her brother-in-law. It is dated Ju __ 11, 1860. (I don't think any of the entries showed a later date.)
To Mary,
Though tempests may rise
to cloud fair skies
(For here we must have some foul weather)
Still friendship will smile
Though care frowns awhile
And we will be good friends together.

Other entries include:
A long poem signed by Emily E. Hume, " Your true cousin". Note: No "S" on the name.
"Lines to Mary" signed by May (Meg?) T__urman? French Vale, April 12, 1860
"Lines to Mary" - A long poem regarding death and parting friends signed by A,W, Scanman (or Seaman)
The signature of Mary A. Phillips of Locust Vale, Mifiouri (Missouri).
Note: A Mary Jane Phillips married Joseph Gilmore Humes. I had assumed this was she, until I remembered that she was a Humes by ca 1858)

Many of the entries and signatures are difficult to read due to penmanship as well as fading ink. Names include M (N) att Allen, Versailles, MO dated Oct 31st 1859; Amanda and Jane Allen of Morristown, TN.; Margaret A Baltner (?); Sallie A.L. (could
be A.S.); L(S?)uggies A. L(S)alvy (?) of Linn Creek, Mifiouri. (Missouri)

7. MARIA (CARLIN)3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1)27 was born 17 November 1805 in Harper's Ferry, VA28, and died 1893. She married DANIEL STEPHEN MCCARTHY29 20 May 1823 in Harvey's Island, Henrico Co, VA30,31,32. He was born 16 September 1795 in Kerry Co. Ireland, and died 03 July 1848.

i. JOHN HUMES4 MCCARTHY, b. ca. 1825.

Obit pub. for McCarthy, John Humes (LVA)
Newspaper title: Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va).
Publication Date: January 21, 1859, page 4, column 7.

Peter Binkley lists children or Maria and Daniel McCarthy as:
1 Eliza Jane McCarthy (1824-1824)
2 Susan McCarthy (1825-) .
3 Edward McCarthy (1826-1827)
4 Edward McCarthy (1827-?) m. Princetta Hill Slater (?-?)
5 John McCarthy (1829-1833)
6 Elizabeth McCarthy (1830-1835)
7 William McCarthy (1833-?)
8 Robert Wilson McCarthy (1834-1840)

8. JULIA (CARLIN)3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born ca. 1807. She married FLORENCE MCCARTHY. He was born ca. 1797.


Marriage Notes from Peter Binkley:
1.3 Julia Humes (?-?) m. Florence McCarthy (?-?)
1.3.1 Carlton McCarthy (?-?) m. Susan Apperson (?-?) Louise McCarthy (?-) Mary McCarthy (?-) Lucy McCarthy (?-) Susan McCarthy (?-) Julian McCarthy (?-) Edward McCarthy (?-)
1.3.2 William McCarthy (?-?) m. Lou Holliday (?-?) Frank McCarthy (?-) Julia McCarthy (?-) Agnes Holliday McCarthy (?-)
1.3.3 Florence McCarthy (?-)
1.3.4 Julia McCarthy (?-?) m. Hotchkiss
1.3.5 Julian McCarthy (?-?) Florence McCarthy (?-)
1.3.6 Maria McCarthy (?-)
1.3.7 Edward McCarthy (?-1864)

9. ELIZABETH (CARLIN)3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 1813 in Harper's Ferry, VA33. She married THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS 25 October 1832 in Smyth Co. VA34. He was born ca. 1802, and died in Oregon35.

       i. MARIA 4 DAVIS, b. ca. 1833.
      ii. NANCY DAVIS, b. 1839.
      iii. MARY JANE DAVIS, b. 1842.
18. iv. ELIZA DAVIS, b. 1844.

       v. JULIA DAVIS, b. 1849.
      vi. ROBERTA DAVIS, b. 1853.
      vii. JAMES DAVIS.
     viii. JOHN DAVIS.

10. BERRY3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1)36 was born ca. 1816.

Notes for BERRY HUMES:
There is a listing for Berry Humes with the MO 2nd Inf. Co.D
(This is the same Co. as James Edwin Humes first joined at the beginning of the Civil War.
With the age difference, I'm guessing this Berry Humes would refer to a Berry, Jr. )

Child of BERRY HUMES and unk. wife is:

11. MARGARET3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1)36 was born ca. 1817. She married JEROME B. CAMPBELL 22 October 1835 in Smyth Co. VA37. He was born in Augusta Co. VA.

1838 Personal Property Tax Smyth Co.
Name Tithes Blacks Blacks Horses Tax
12-16 16+
Campbell, Jeroam (sic) 1 0 1 7 1.52


12. JOHN3 HUMES (JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1)39 was born ca. 1819. He married SALLY TAYLOR.

Children of JOHN HUMES and SALLY TAYLOR are:

Generation No. 4

13. JAMES H(UMES)4 CARUTHERS (MARY3 HUMES, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born ca. 1830. He married ANN JOPLIN. She was born 1840.

More About ANN JOPLIN:
Ann's sister, Lou Joplin, was the wife of T.R. Humes

i. EVA5 CARUTHERS, b. ca. 1860; d. 1926; m. WILLIAM MARTIN BOND.
ii. THOMAS C. CARUTHERS, b. ca. 1862.

14. THOMAS ROWLAND4 HUMES (WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 20 August 1832 in Virginia40,41, and died 24 July 1899 in Texas42. He married MARY "LOU" JOPLIN 25 July 186443. She was born 1845 in Virginia, and died 1929.

Burial: 25 July 1899
Family Info: Married Lou Joplin; son Joseph Gilmore Humes

Notes for MARY "LOU" JOPLIN:
This is the "Aunt Lou" who, at the request of her sister-in-law, Mildred Marie Humes Wheatley, made a penciled memorandum of the Rowland family Bible page that listed Thomas and Martha Rowland's children. The Bible was later destroyed in a fire in Thomas and Lou Humes' house, but the penciled copy still exists in the family archives kept by Peter Binkley. The Bible had passed from the Rowlands via Millie Rowland Gilmore to her daughter, Eliza Gilmore Humes, then to Eliza's son Thomas Humes.

1880 Federal Census Osage, MO
Thomas HUMES Self 48 VA County Surveyor VA VA
Mary L. HUMES Other 34 MO Keeping House VA VA
Mary JOPLIN MotherL 70 VA VA VA
David EDMUNDSON Other 17 VA Laborer VA VA

Children of THOMAS HUMES and MARY JOPLIN are:
i. JOSEPH GILMORE5 HUMES, b. 1866; d. 1867.

Notes for MARY HUMES:
From Peter Binkley - Email Sept 2000:
Quick note about the Caruthers connection: do you know the story of
Mary Humes (1810-1880) and her connections? She was Ed's father's
first cousin, daughter of Thomas Humes (1770-?), and she married
Joseph Caruthers (1795-1845). Their son James Caruthers married Ann
Joplin - sister of the Lou Joplin who married T.R. Humes, Ed's
brother (with me so far?) Now, Joseph Caruthers had a sister
Elizabeth (1790-1857), who married a man named Thomas who abandoned
her with a baby son named Finice (1818-1860). Elizabeth gave Finice
her maiden name of Caruthers, and they moved to Oregon and
homesteaded an area that is now part of Portland. Finice never
married; and when he and his mother were dead, no heir could be found
for what was by now a very valuable parcel of land. Some of our Humes
connections ultimately tried to claim the inheritance on the basis of
the Caruthers connection, but failed to prove the relationship. My
great aunt wrote up a fascinating history of the case, full of
skullduggery, which I'll dig out and photocopy for you if you like.
That might account for the Car(r)uthers name, either through Ed's
brother's Tom's wife Lou Joplin, or through Ed's father's cousin.

15. JOSEPH GILMORE4 HUMES (WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 30 August 1835 in Virginia44, and died 1896 in Texas45. He married MARY JANE PHILLIPS. She was born 1835 in Kentucky46, and died 1911.

CENSUS YR: 1870 Territory: MO. County:: Morgan Osage Township
4 73 73 Humes Joseph 35 Miller 4,000 250 Virginia
5 73 73 Humes Mary 35 Keeping house Kentucky
6 73 73 Humes Alice 7 Missouri
7 73 73 Humes Ed 5 Missouri
8 73 73 Humes Joseph 2 Missouri
9 73 73 Humes James E. 28 Miller 4,000 Virginia ( brother)
10 74 74 Humes Thomas 37 Miller 4,000 Virginia ( brother)
11 74 74 Humes Mary 25 Keeping house Missouri (sis-in-law)

1880 Federal Census Osage, Morgan, Missouri
Joseph HUMES Self 45 VA Miller VA VA
Mary J. HUMES Wife 45 KY Keeping House KY KY
Mary A. HUMES Dau 15 MO VA KY
Thomas E. HUMES Son 13 MO At Home VA KY
Joseph G. HUMES Son 11 MO At Home VA KY
John WHITE Other 23 MO Servant KY KY
Henry HARVARD Other 49 ENG Chemist ENG ENG

     i. WILLIAM5 HUMES, b. 1859
Census: 1870, Not in household with parents.

      ii. JOHN HUMES, b. 1861.
Census: 1870, Not in household with parents.
19. iii. MARY ALICE HUMES, b. 1863, Missouri.
20. iv. THOMAS EDWIN HUME(S), b. 31 October 1865, Morgan County, Missouri;
            d. 06 October 1939, Belle, MO.
       v. JOSEPH GILMORE HUMES, b. 1868, Missouri47; d. 1911.
      vi. WALTER HUMES, b. 1870; d. 1871.

16. MILDRED MARIA4 HUMES (WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 17 July 1838 in Miller Co. Missouri48,49, and died 190850. She married WILLIAM MCCOY WHEATLEY51 1858 in Gravois MIlls, Morgan County, MO. He was born 182751, and died 190051.

(see Wheatley Family History for more about Mildred and William.)

In the Wheatley archives is this letter from a lawyer in Springfield Ohio, dated 11 Dec. 1868, to
Mildred M. Humes Wheatley, advising her and her brothers to accept a settlement offered in
a case they had brought over some Carlin inheritance. Mildred's paternal grandmother's name was Elizabeth Carlin. This is one of the very few references to any Carlin family member, but I have not succeeded in tracing it.

Springfield, Ohio
Dec 11th 1868
Mrs Mildred M. Wheatley,
We have just written your brother Joseph G. Hume,
concerning an offer to compromise the
Carlin will case by Mrs. Ruth E. Carlin, the widow.
She offers $5000, in addition to the special bequests,
about which there has never been any controversy.
The $5000 to be divided between the heirs according
to their relationship. This would give your branch of
the family about $625, or $125 each,--less attys fees.
This is only about one <p.2> third of what we would
recover, if we should succeed in all we claim; but on
account of the uncertainty of the case, in view of the
adverse decisions already made, we think it better to
accept this offer than to take the risk of losing the whole
thing. We have, therefore, advised all the parties we
represent to accept Mrs. Carlin's offer, and settle up
the whole matter at once. Please let us know whether
you are agreeable to this arrangement, immediately,
as we desire to hear from all without delay.

[Peter Binley reports that a Wheatley Ledger 4, p.32, records
the receipt of a cheque for $141.62 from the Carlin estate.]

Notes for WILLIAM MCCOY WHEATLEY- Courtesy of Peter Binkley
" Upon his marriage Mr. Wheatley bought a farm in Johnson County, Mo., and after farming for three years, proceeded with his family to his old Pennsylvania home for a visit. While he was there the outbreak of the civil war occasioned his resolution to sell his Missouri farm and remain in the East. He continued inactive until 1865, when he embarked for Montana Territory, taking with him a steam saw-mill which he proposed to erect at the point now known as Diamond City. After a protracted, adventurous, and dangerous trip he sold out his venture before completing it, and at the end of a year was back again in Pennsylvania. " (Citation: J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p.34.

The summer of 1865 saw a great increase in steamboat traffic up the Missouri River from St. Louis to Montana, in response to the discovery of gold near Helena the previous year. William Wheatley, along with his brother-in-law Joseph Humes and a man named Wilson (about whom nothing further is known)1 decided to profit from the gold rush by transporting a saw mill to the gold fields. Apart from the ordinary need for shelter, the use of long wooden sluices in the gulches caused a great demand for cut timber. Mildred seems to have remained in Missouri with the children (John, 4 years old, and Mildred, 2), probably staying with Jose's family. When William left she was very pregnant with Mary Eliza.2 Our knowledge of this trip depends on William's letters to Mildred from on board the steamers Sam Gaty and General Grant, and to his father from Missouri after his return.

See Peter Binkley's for William's letters to his wife and father. These letters are must-reads for anyone interested in American History.

WILLIAM M. WHEATLEY was born August 22, 1827. His grandfather,
John Wheatley, a native of Nottingham, England, was for a long time a well known
merchant in that city, but by reason of his openly avowed sympathy for the French
revolutionists, in 1788, coming into home disfavor, resolved to emigrate to America.
He carried a stock of goods with him, and located in Northumberland, Pennsylvania,
whither his friends, Doctor Priestly and Doctor Cooper, had preceded him. He
traded his goods for a farm near the town, was a justice of the peace and
scrivener during the later years of his life, and died at Northumberland in
1840, aged eighty-eight years. He had five children, of whom John Wheatley,
Jr., was the second. The latter, who was born in Northumberland, married
Harriet, daughter of Martin Withington, died in 1873, aged seventy-seven
years. William M., his second child and oldest son, remained at home until
he reached his twenty-fifth year. He tarried awhile in Missouri, and in the summer of
1857 married Mildred, daughter of William Humes (formerly of Rockbridge county,
Virginia, but then of Morgan county, Missouri), whose father, John Humes, a famous master mechanic of his day, was the builder of the Harper's Ferry arsenal.
On July 10, 1882, with A. R. Whitney, of New York, he founded the Portage
Iron Company (limited). They purchased the old Portage Iron works at
Duncansville, and at once enlarged the property to its present proportions.

Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Blair Co, PA: Samuel T. Wiley, Philadelphia, 1892. Transcribed and submitted to the Blair County, PA, USGenWeb archives by
Debbie Robinson Stearns

Obituary of William McCoy Wheatley, clipped from a Spokane newspaper, 8 Sept. 1900
In 1856 [sic] he came west for the first time, and was interested in a number of business enterprises in Montana. He was the first man to set up a steam sawmill in what was then the territory of Montana. He also surveyed and laid out Diamond City, Mont., and the old settlers of that section all remember William Wheatley, who was prominent among them. For family reasons Wheatley sold out his interests in Montana and returned to Pennsylvania .

21. ii. JOHN WRIGHT WHEATLEY, b. 01 May 1861; d. 18 June 1931.
iv. MARY ELIZA WHEATLEY, b. 1865; d. 1958;
m. (1) RICHARD KIMBALL BISHOP; b. ca. 1897; m. (2) JOHN R. MCBRIDE; b. 1833; d. 1904.

Notes for Mary Wheatley Bishop McBride:
Mary was an avid genealogist long before the internet made things easy. Her data came
from family records, snail-mail, and trips to courthouses. According to notes she made
in an United Daughters of the Confederacy application, she was born at Sidney Vale,
the Gilmore family plantation in Rockbridge Co. VA., where generations of Gilmores and
Rowlands were born, married and died.

22. vii. HARRIET GILMORE WHEATLEY, b. 1871; d. 1962.

17. JAMES EDWIN4 HUMES (WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 10 September 1840 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA52, and died 17 December 1912 in Wilbur, WA. He married (1) MARY ALLA (ALLIE) ROWLAND October 1872 in Sidney Vale, VA53, daughter of ROBERT ROWLAND and REBECCA LACKEY. She was born 11 February 1852 in Highbridge, VA54, and died 1889 in Liberty Springs, AR. He married (2) ANNIE ELIZA ROWLAND ca. 1893 in Arkansas or Idaho (?)55, daughter of ROBERT ROWLAND and REBECCA LACKEY. She was born 21 September 1853 in Botetourt Co. VA56, and died 20 May 1916 in Berge, WA57. James was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, WA58,59

The obituary below, written by James "Ed" Humes's nephew John Wright Wheatley, and published twice: once in the Versailles Leader, 10 Jan. 1913, and once in Confederate Veteran, Mar. 1913, pp.130-31. The Confederate Veteran published a shorter version of the text, together with a photograph. Passages omitted by the CV are placed in square brackets; minor variants are not noted. "Uncle Ed" was much admired by his nephew, and the description of Ed's Civil War service should be taken with a grain of salt!

James E. Humes Sr.
[Former Citizen of Morgan County,
Dies at His Home Near Wilbur,Washington.]

James Edwin Humes was born on the Sidney Vale Plantation on the James River in Rockbridge county, Virginia, about four miles from the Natural Bridge on September 10th, 1840, [and died near Wilbur, State of Washington, December 17, 1912].

His paternal grandfather, John Humes, was a native of the Northern part of Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in the latter part of the 18th Century. He was a mechanical engineer of distinguished ability. He superintended the building of the first United States Mint at Philadelphia, and under his care the machinery and dies for coining were constructed and placed. President Jefferson presented him with a medal as a testimonial of his excellent service. John Humes was also the engineer in the construction of the first Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia. Subsequently he superintended the manufacturing of cannon for the Government at the famous Treddygear Iron Works at Richmond, Virginia. Early in the 19th Century he was superintendent of the Harpers Ferry Arsenal, and under his care were made the special guns, portable boats, and other equipment for Lewis and Clark in making their various explorations in the Northwest. He was an intimate friend of Clark, and subsequently, when Clark, became Governor, he frequently visited Mr Humes in the latter’s home in Miller county, Missouri.

The father of the deceased, William Humes was a well known planter and wealthy woolen manufacturer, having large interests in Central Missouri, conducting at the same time a large business in milling, lumbering, and the manufacture of woolen goods. His woolen mill near Gravois Mills was one of the first mills of the kind established west of the Mississippi River.

[The maiden name of James E. Humes’ mother was Eliza Stuart Gilmore, descended from the Gilmores and Rowlands, well-known names in the history of Virginia.]

The subject of this sketch spent his boyhood at the family homestead, in Morgan county, Missouri, near the town of Versailles. Being a strong and sturdy youth and fond of physical activity, he became known as a daring horseman, an expert shot, and an enthusiastic hunter and sports man. This mode of life developed that great physical power and nervous vigor which enabled him to withstand the hardships, exposures, and labors of his subsequent eventful life.

[The family being slaveholders, with interests closely identified with those of the people of the south,] at the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the Confederate service as a private soldier, and finally reached the grade of Lieutenant. [He was offered a captain's commission on the field of battle, but declined the honor, preferring, as he said, to remain closer to his men.] He served during the entire period of the Civil war and saw service in all branches-—infantry, cavalry, artillery, and in the Navy. He was present and participated in nearly all of the great battles and was in more than fifty battles and fights of importance-such as Vicksburg, Shiloh, Cold Harbor, Wilderness, Manassas, [Winchester,] Petersburg, Fair Oaks and Gettysburg. He saw service under several of the great leaders of the Confederate side[-—such as General Early, Colonel Moseby, Stuart, Johnson, Jackson, and much of the time in the army immediately under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee]. He was very frequently detailed in command of parties for special attacks on batteries and similar dangerous and important services. He was wounded on three or four different occasions, only slightly, however, excepting on one occasion in one of the battles of Virginia, when he was compelled to go on a furlough for about three months. Before his furlough had expired, however, he had gone down into Georgia and went out to witness the operations at Alatoona Pass. There he became so enthused, that, forgetting temporarily his disability from wounds, he grabbed a musket from one of the fallen soldiers and went into and shared the dangers of that historic fight. At the close of the war General Jubal Early and several other Confederate Chieftains organized a colony of Ex-Confederate soldiers to be located in the State of Vera Cruz, Mexico.

After the disbandment of the Confederate Army, Mr. Humes, with nine of his comrades,
went to Mexico with General Jubal Early and several other Confederate military leaders,
intending to engage in cotton growing in the Republic, but conditions were not satisfactory and after wandering through various parts of Mexico, James and his comrades reached the Rio Grande and once more entered the United States.

He then went to Virginia, where he spent some time with relatives, uncertain what to do, owing to the unsettled and disastrous conditions generally prevailing as a result of the war. A relative, Captain Yeatman, was a ship owner who had a line of sailing vessels plying between Norfolk and the Orient. He invited him to accompany him on a trip to China. They touched at Aspinwall, [now Colon,] crossed the Panama railroad to Panama, [returned to Aspinwall, and thence pursued their voyage southward,] going around the Horn and reaching Nagaski, (Japan) Hong Kong, and Manilla; on their return voyage they arrived at Havre, France, and made a visit to Paris and Italy, and ultimately returned to the United States.

Returning to his old home in Missouri, Mr. Humes entered into business with his two brothers, Joseph and Thomas, and engaged in lumbering, milling, and the manufacturing of woolen goods. The firm was prosperous for a number of years, but ultimately sustained serious reverses through endorsing for friends, and the deceased was again thrown on his own resources.

He married, in 1872, Miss Alice Rowland, the daughter of a prominent Virginia family and in company with her and their small children, he went to Arkansas, where for a number of years he was engaged in farming. Subsequently, he went to Texas and New Mexico, where for four or five years he was engaged in freighting for the large Cattle Companies. At this time this part of the country was overrun with cut throats, bandits, and bad men, and disturbed by frequent incursions of the Commanche and Apache Indians, and on many occasions Mr. Humes has stood off a prowling band of marauders. In 1889 Mr. Humes moved to Post Falls, Idaho, where he lived a number of years. [Subsequently he rented a farm near Saltese Lake, Washington.] Four yours ago he purchased a large wheat farm near Wilbur, Washington, which he was conducting at the time of his death.

Without special advantages, Mr. Humes can on the whole be said to have lived a successful life. During many years of his life he saw adversity and the harder phases of existence. His life was continually one of strenuous labor and service for others. In spite of the vicissitude of fortune and the many adverse conditions he had from time to time to encounter, he accumulated a modest fortune and successfully reared a large family—-fighting for them, working for them, defending them and training them all in the fear of God. Only a few weeks ago he made a visit to relatives in Spokane and vicinity and remarked at the time that he was ready any time for the last roll-call, and that it might come at any time. He paid visits to all of his children, who fortunately were all living nearby at various points in Washington and northern Idaho, and before returning home, in response to an urgent request from one of his neph-ews, he sat for his photograph and remarked at the time that, "this is probably the last picture I will ever have taken." Prophetic words! for only a few days later, on arriving at the town of Wilbur, Washington, he had the misfortune to slip on an icy sidewalk, receiving a fracture of the hip bone which produced complications resulting in his death, December 17th.

Mr. Humes had an extensive acquaintance among the Confederate officers and enlisted men, also with many persons prominent in political life in Virginia and Missouri. He especially enjoyed the intimate friendship of Senator Cockrell, of Missouri, whom he visited only a few years ago when on a trip through the East.

Mr. Humes was a remarkable man, unique in endowments both physical and mental. He was a magnificent specimen of physical manhood, was scarcely sick a day in his life, and was able at all times to play his part where none but strong and brave men were called for.

He was strong in both moral and physical courage, and he knew not the meaning of fear. He had seen so much of life in all its phases that he acquired a philosophical mind after doing his duty took things as they came without fear, murmur or complaint; and yet, withal, he was singularly modest and unassuming. He never spoke of anything he did as though it was anything unusual, but simply as a matter of course. He never got excited and rarely angry except under intense provocation, and then his retort and resistance were terrible. He was noted for his truthfulness and was never accused of exaggeration in narrating the many interesting episodes of his life. In a modest unassuming way he was a dispenser of much practical charity and good works among his fellowmen.

He reared with his family, and aided otherwise, a number of fatherless boys and girls who afterward made a success of life and now bless his memory. He was very fond of little children and always had a kind word or some good natured remark to make to them. In every community in which he lived he was highly respected and universally honored as a good citizen and neighbor. While he was firm in maintaining his rights, and uncompromising in his adherence to what he considered his duty, he was considerate and forgiving toward those who had injured him or differed from him in opinion.
He had always been a man of action, therefore his sorrow-ing relatives and friends feel that, after all, it was but fitting that he should fall like a soldier, in the possession of his strength and faculties and not spend his last moments in the agonies of a protracted illness.

A distinguished Texan, now a resident of Spokane, said of Mr. Humes:

Mr. J.E Humes enjoyed the love of all his intimates and the respect
of every community in which he lived. The hero of many gallant exploits
in border adventures, in Indian fights, and as a soldier, he was as modest
as he was brave, kindly, and generous. In his domestic relations he was
ideal, and he goes down to his grave leaving a record which is an inspiration
of good to all. "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of
that man is peace."

Besides his widow, Mr. Humes left surviving the following children: Mrs. Walter Linke,
Greenacres, Washington; James E Jr., Wilbur, Washington; Mrs. Peter Girard, Cataldo,
Idaho; Mrs. Grover Byers, Spokane, Washington; Mrs Ernest M. Brown, Colfax,
Washington; Mrs. Burton E. Smith, Winona, Washington; Mrs. Roy Billyou(sic), Amber,

Nephew of deceased
Spokane, Washington, Dec. 18, 1912

James' obit was pub. in a Versaisse, Mo. newspaper, and also in the Confederate Civil War Veteran's magazine. Article Title: Civil War/James Humes, CSA Volume: 21 (March 1913 )

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, WA58,59

Military Record:-
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1864, Served with Confederate Missouri State Guard
and Lee's Army of N. Virginia. Wounded three times.

Email April 1, 2000 from Peter Binkley :-
James Edwin Humes enlisted in the Missouri State Guard
[Co. C, 1st Regiment, 3rd Division) as a lieutenant at the beginning
of the war, and served in Sterling Price's army in the summer of 1861.
He was captured at the battle of Wilson's Creek, and missed the remaining
battles that year, but was evidently exchanged by the end of the year. I
don't know anything about where he was held or when he was released.
He was probably elected lieutenant by the men in his company.

He enlisted in the Confederate service (as opposed to the Missouri
state service) at Osceola on Dec. 20, 1861, in the 1st Missouri
Infantry Regt. Most of the Missouri State Guard enlisted in the
Confederate service at this time. His regiment had to change its
number to the 2nd a few months later when they found out that there
was already a 1st that was organized somewhere else - this leads to
all kinds of confusion in the sources. He was now a sergeant, again
probably by election. He served with the 2nd in the Iuka and Corinth
campaign of 1862 and the Vicksburg campaign of 1863; he appears to
have been at Vicksburg when it surrendered in July. There is a copy
of his parole, dated at Vicksburg, 6 July 1863.

-At this point his story gets a little murky, but by sheer dumb luck
I stumbled onto some answers (and by even more dumb bad luck I don't
have *all* the answers yet - I'll get to that in a minute). After the
surrender at Vicksburg, the Confederate prisoners were paroled,
meaning they were released by the Union troops (who didn't want to be
burdened with transporting and feeding several thousand prisoners)
but had to sign an oath that they would not fight again until they
had been officially exchanged for Union prisoners. They were supposed
to stay with their regiments and go into a parole camp, but the
desertion rate was so high that the Confederate authorities were
forced to grant a general furlough. This wasn't much use to the
Missouri troops, however, since they couldn't go home across Union
lines into Missouri, so they were about the only troops to stay in
camp. Ed seems to have been an exception: he took advantage of the
furlough to return to his native Virginia, where he still had family
ties with his mother's Gilmore family in Rockbridge County. He must
have been exhausted, half-starved, maybe wounded or sick. He never
rejoined the 2nd; there is a note in his service record that he
joined the cavalry. I figured it would take ages to track down what
cavalry unit he joined.

Here's where the dumb luck came in: I was in the university library
looking up an old article in the Missouri Historical Review, and I
happened to pick up the latest issue. It had part one of an article
about Woodson's Missouri Cavalry: a unit formed out of exchanged
prisoners from Missouri units who found themselves in Virginia.
Rather than return to their units in the West, they formed a
(dismounted) cavalry company under Charles Woodson, and served with
Lee's Army of Northern Virginia until the end of the war. This seemed
to fit with the stories about Ed that came from Mary McBride, so I
wrote to the author of the article to ask if J.E. Humes was a member
of Woodson's company - and sure enough, he was! I've written to the
National Archives to get his service record in Woodson's unit, but it
will be a few weeks before I get it. He must have been at the battle
of New Market in 1864, where Woodson's unit played a very important
role and took heavy casualties. Part two of the article will cover
their service in the last months of the war.

Here's where the bad luck comes in. I've been waiting for the next
issue of the Missouri Historical Review to show up in the library,
and I noticed this week that the library has cancelled its
subscription! I can see that Missouri history might not be a top
priority in an Alberta university, but couldn't they have waited one
more issue??? I'm going to put in an interlibrary loan request for
the second part of the article. The author of the article did confirm
that the men who went to Mexico with Ed after the end of the war were
all from Woodson's company.

A curious feature of Woodson's men is that none of them talked about
their service in Virginia after the war. The author of the article
tracked down several of their post-war accounts of themselves,
including Woodson's, and they are all vague or downright false.
Reminds you of Ed, doesn't it? Apparently he has some theories about
this in the second part of the article, but he didn't want to spoil
it for me by revealing them in email.

Database: WA 1890 Veterans Schedule
State: WA
County: Spokane County
Township: E. D. 43
Year: 1890
Page: 002
After James returned from his travels following the Civil War, he again visited his
Gilmore and Rowland cousins in Virginia and became reacquainted with his young cousin
Mary Alla Rowland. When James & Mary Alla married in October 1872, they took over the care of Mary's siblings. Mary's father had died in the last few months of the Civil
War, and her mother --who died in 1873-- was already ill.

Marriage Record Rockbridge Co. Virginia

October 17, 1872, James Ed. Humes, 30, s, b/Rockbridge,
living in Morgan Co., Md.(sic), Woolen
Manufacturer, son of Wm. Humes and Eliza Humes
Married Mary Allie Rowland*, 20, s, b/Botetourt Co., living in Rockbridge
Daughter of Robt. Rowland and Frances Rowland
P.B. Price officiating, *Allie underlined.

1880 Federal Census Osage, Morgan, Missouri
Name Relation Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James E. HUMES   Self    38    VA Woolen Manufacturer VA VA
Mary A. HUMES      Wife   24    VA Keeping House same
Faney S. HUMES    Dau      6    MO
Mildred M. HUMES Dau      4    MO
Anna B. HUMES      Dau      2    MO
James E. HUMES   Son     7M  MO
Anna ROLLAND SisterL     23   VA
Victoria ROLLAND SisterL 21  VA
Robert ROLLAND BroL       19  VA Works In Factory
Warren ROLLAND BroL       17 VA Works In Factory

After her sister Mary Alla died in 1889, Annie married her widowed
brother-in-law, James Humes, There is some indication Annie may
have been married earlier, although she is the only child of Robert
and Fanny Rowland who is not listed on the page of Marriages in the
Rowland-Humes family bible that had belonged to Robert and Fanny
and was continued by first Allie, then Allie's daughters. Even Annie's
marriage to James is not included, although it is possible it is listed in
another family bible. The children of Annie and James are included on
the Births page, and her death is listed on the Deaths page.
Kootenai Co., ID Court House Marriage Book, Vol 1 Pg. 15.
Name: James E. Hume
Residence: Post Falls
Gender: Male
Spouse: Anna E. Millinerl (sic?)
Spouse residence: Post Falls
Spouse gender: Female
Marriage date: Jun 8, 1895
Marriage location: Rathdrum, Kootenai Co., Idaho

1900 Census Saltese, Spokane Co. WA Dst. 57
Humes, James E b Sept 1838 61 Married 5 yrs. (18 yr. x'd out) VA IR* VA Renting
Annie E Sept 1853 46 5 1 child VA VA VA
Belle Sept 1877 22 MO VA VA
James E Oct 1879 20 farm laborer MO VA VA
Roberta Sept 1844 15 at school MO VA VA
Julia July 1887 12 at school AR VA VA
Rowland , Robert L. Feb 1861 38 boarder VA VA VA --------- Elma May 1880 20 daughter WA VA VA
(This listing indicates Elma is the d/o Robert Rowland, which is incorrect.)

* This is the only time I've seen Ireland given as place of Wm .Humes birth. I believe it is in error, and that he was born in PA.

1910 Census Township: Wilson Creek Co. Dst166B,  Lincoln, WA
Humes, James E      72  VA VA VA (married 17 years)
               Anna            52  WA VA VA (mother of one living child)
              James E. Jr 30  MO  E.VA  E.VA
               Lena R.       26   Iowa (mother of non-living child)

Note: Anna was born in Virginia, not in Washington State. There is no "E.VA."

In response to a question in the 1910 Census, Annie and James reported
they had been married for 17 years, which would put their marriage in 1893.
In the family bible, someone --most likely Annie-- entered the name of her
daughter Carrie Elma and a dob of May 7, 1890. It's possible the census
enumerator made a mistake, or Carrie was born before her parents
married, or Annie had been married once before.

Addition to the confusion :
History of Spokane reports that James E. Humes m Anna Elizabeth Milnes in 1895.
It also reports that Mary Alla died BEFORE Julia was born, which is in error.
Makes one wonder where they got their information. Another lesson in the need to
verify data.

Burial: Saltese Cemetery, Saltese, WA

23. i.  FANNY STUART5 HUMES, b. 16 March 1874, Missouri; d. 1931, Spokane, WA.
24. ii.  MILDRED MARIA HUMES, b. 07 January 1876, Missouri;
           d. 15 June 1961, Wallace, ID., Age 85 yrs, 5 mo, 8 days..
      iii. ANNIE ISABELLE HUMES, b. 18 September 1877, Missouri60; d. ca. 1952, Yakima, WA;
           m. BURTON A. SMITH; b. ca. 1875. Her sister, Julia, took care of Belle for several years
           before she died. In exchange, "Belle" promised to leave her little house to Julia. Un-beknownst
           to Julia, Belle's debts exceeded the value of the house, but Julia's son-in-law, Robert
           Laurent, was able to purchased the house at auction, and although it stayed in Robert's name,
           it became the first --and only house Julia ever owned.
25. iv.JAMES EDWIN HUMES, JR., b. 31 October 1879, Missouri; d. 19 February 1965,
          Grant Co. Washington.
      v. CHARLOTTE LOUISA HUMES, b. 30 January 188261; d. 16 February 1882, Aged 17 days.62
      vi. INFANT DAUGHTER HUMES, b. 15 September 1883; d. 27 September 1883.63
      vii. ROBERTA ROWLAND HUMES, b. 22 September 188464.Married Ernest M Brown--
            They had eight children
65 oldest five born in Washington, youngest  three in Idaho.
            Glenn E.2 Brown, b.1905;  Ellen E. Brown, b. 27 July 1908;  Erna N. Brown, b.1911;
            Flora I. Brown,  b. 1913; Leonard Clinton Brown, b.31 Aug 1913;  Mable Brown, b 1918;
             Wilma Brown, b 1922,  Lucille Brown, born 1926.

26. viii. JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES, b. 25 July 1887, Liberty Springs, Arkansas;
             d. 17 July 1974, Arlington, WA.

Children of JAMES HUMES and ANNIE ROWLAND are:
        ix. "INFANT SON"5 HUMES, b. 13 April 189766; d. in infancy..
27    x. CARRIE ELMA HUMES, b. 07 May 189067; d. Everett, WA (?);
          m. (1) GROVER BYERS; m. (2) GEORGE A. SMITH, Washington68;

The mother listed below may be Elma, d/o James & Annie Humes.
Family members had reported Elma's first husband was Grover Pyers, but
apparently they misread the B for a P.

Washington State Birth Index, Prior to 1910 - 1919
Parent: G W Byers
Name: Myrtle Annie Byers
Location: Spokane
Parent: Elma Humes
Birth Date: 06 May 1911
Sex: F


From Jamie Rae Cummins. email Summer 2004
You asked which Paxton Elizabeth Humes Davis' daughter married.
Eliza Davis married Robert Alonzo Paxton they are my 4th Great Grandparents.
Eliza and Roberts daughter Melissa Alice Paxton married William Henry Roush,
their daughter Laura Elizabeth "Bo" Roush married Thomas Vance Mulkey, their
daughter Melissa Faye Mulkey married James Raymond Morris, their son Billy Ray
Morris married Betty Lou Ortwein, and had a daughter Carrie Ann Morris who married
my dad Carroll Scott Cummins, then there is me:)


Generation No. 5

19. MARY ALICE5 HUMES (JOSEPH GILMORE4, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 1863 in Missouri72. She married ROBERT ERNEST CURD. He was born 1870.

Children of MARY HUMES and ROBERT CURD are:
i. VELMA C.6 CURD, b. ca. 1897; d. 1974. Married C.H, Owens
ii. ANNIE GERTRUDE CURD, b. ca. 1899.

20. THOMAS EDWIN5 HUME(S) (JOSEPH GILMORE4 HUMES, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 31 October 1865 in Morgan County, Missouri73, and died 06 October 1939 in Belle, MO. He married DORA HOWARD 20 September 1891 in Mo.. She was born 14 September 1870 in Versailles, MO, and died 14 June 1955 in Eminence, MO. Thomas did not spell his surname with an S, nor did his descendants.

This section was contributed by Eileen Smith Hacker:
EILEEN7 SMITH (GRACE6 HUME, THOMAS EDWIN5 HUME(S), JOSEPH GILMORE4 HUMES, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 12 March 1920 in Phelps Co. MO. She married ALDEN GEROCK HACKER 10 March 1943 in St. Paul, MN2. He was born 08 August 1918.

A few thoughts about my grandfather, Thomas Edwin Hume. He had a very distinct Scottish accent. When I was a little girl, I thought he talked "funny." In retrospect, I realize that he was no doubt very intelligent, because he made his living for a period of time by proving the answers in mathematic text books for a company in New York. There would be equations from here to there on his work papers all over the desk, table, and floor when he was working.

Grandpa was a physical fitness 'nut' before it was such a popular idea. He would chin himself on a tree limb in the front yard every morning as many times as was his age. For a time he insisted upon being a vegetarian. I don't know how long that lasted.

He wanted me to be interested in riding, but because I was really afraid of horses, he wasn't at all successful with that thought. He and my grandmother were divorced when their children were very young. It was at a time when a divorce just wasn't heard of, but they did it anyway. My grandmother didn't talk much about him or the Hume family . . . . I suppose a lot must have gone wrong with their lives. From what I remember her saying, he was so very handsome, but perhaps not a great family man. As an old man, he was a very distinguished looking person. He was tall, well built, had piercing blue eyes, a healthy pink complexion, and very white hair that he wore too long to be fashionable at that time. He also wore a beard which was very white and generally looked good.

Grandpa could predict weather with uncanny accurateness. He would look around the sky, put his finger up to the sky and would almost always be correct with his predictions.

Children of THOMAS HUME and DORA HOWARD are:
i. ESTHER6 HUME, b. ca. 1892.
ii. GRACE HUME, b. 13 June 1894, Gravois Mills, MO; d. 24 January 1963, St. Louis, MO;
m. FLOYD JACKSON SMITH, 28 March 1919, St. James, MO.74; b. 14 January 1898;
d. 29 September 1960.

Children of GRACE HUME and FLOYD SMITH are:
i. EILEEN SMITH, b. 12 March 1920, Phelps Co. MO.
Eileen Smith and Captain Alden Hacker were married in St. Paul Minnesota.
They are the parents of Deborah Jane Hacker, b. 16 March 1953.
ii. MARILYN SMITH, b. 15 March 1942.

iii. ARTHUR SAMUEL HUME, b. 05 March 1901; d. 04 July 1971; m. MABEL CROWDER.

21. JOHN WRIGHT5 WHEATLEY (MILDRED MARIA4 HUMES, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1)75 was born 01 May 1861, and died 18 June 1931. He married MARY HELEN VAN DEVANDER.

John was the diarist who visited his Gilmore relatives at Sidney Vale
in the summer of 1867, when he was 15 years old. He had a life-long
interest in family genealogy. Copies of many of his genealogy notes
are in my files. See Peter Binkley's Wheatley Catalog for a comlete

i. RICARDA ELIZABETH6 WHEATLEY, b. ca. 1880; d. Aft. 1959;
m. G.A. BACCHUS, 30 June 191076.

22. HARRIET GILMORE5 WHEATLEY (MILDRED MARIA4 HUMES, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 1871, and died 1962. She married WILLIAM IRVIN WILLIAMS. He was born 1866, and died 1947.

Resided: 1959, normaler, CO.77

b. 1897; d. 1940.

Occupation: Librarian, U of Colorado


23. FANNY STUART5 HUMES (JAMES EDWIN4, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 16 March 1874 in Missouri78, and died 1931 in Spokane, WA79. She married WALTER LINKE ca. 1898. He was born ca. 1872.

Children of FANNY HUMES and WALTER LINKE are:
ii. JAMES EDWIN LINKE, b. 1902.
iii. ARTHUR WALTER LINKE, b. 1906.
iv. PAUL HUMES LINKE, b. 1909.

24. MILDRED MARIA5 HUMES (JAMES EDWIN4, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 07 January 1876 in Missouri80, and died 15 June 1961 in Wallace, ID., Age 85 yrs, 5 mo, 8 days.80. She married PETER C. GIRARD. He was born ca. 1864 in Canada.

1930 Census Mission, Kootenai, ID
Peter C. Girard 66, b Canada; Mildred M. 54, b. MO
Age at 1st marriage implies it was 2nd marriage for Peter.

i. WILLIAM EDWARD6 GIRARD, b. 1897; m. ANNA A MYHAN; b. ca. 1900.
iv. ROBERTA ROSE GIRARD, b. 1902; m. OSCAR HOPKINS81; b. 1887.

1920 Census Shoshone Co. ID
Oscar reported as 32, and Roberta reported as 17.
Children: Virgina 4+ Edith 2+, and William C. 1 mo.
Roberta's mother --Mildred Marie Humes-- b. NY.
which contradicts Humes Bible, which has all
children of James Humes b. either MO or VA.

v. JULIA LETA GIRARD, b. 1905.
vii. MILDRED DORA GIRARD, b. 1909.

25. JAMES EDWIN5 HUMES, JR. (JAMES EDWIN4, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 31 October 1879 in Missouri82, and died 19 February 1965 in Grant Co. Washington83. He married LENA LINDSEY 1905 in Saltese, WA84. She was born ca. 1884, and died 16 February 1946 in Spokane, WA85.

Children of JAMES HUMES and LENA LINDSEY are:
i. EDWIN BURT6 HUMES, b. 01 July 191086; d. 03 March 1999, Spokane, WA86.
ii. THORTON J. HUMES, b. 27 January 191386; d. 23 June 1977,
Orient, Ferry Co. WA86; m. DOROTHY L. HUMES; b. 1920; d. 1994, Stevens Co. WA.
Both are buried at Kelly Hill Cemetery, Stevens Co. WA87
iii. ALICE FANNIE HUMES, b. 191988.
iv. MARY LENA HUMES, b. 192089; d. 193689.

26. JULIA CARRUTHERS5 HUMES (JAMES EDWIN4, WILLIAM M.3, JOHN JAMES2, JOHN1) was born 25 July 1887 in Liberty Springs, Arkansas90, and died 17 July 1974 in Arlington, WA91. She married ROY L. BILYEU92 30 November 1910 in Post Falls, ID, son of JAMES BILYEU and SARAH HUDDLESTON. He was born 28 December 1889 in Wardner, Shoshone Co, ID93, and died 16 February 1954 in Yakima, WA.

E-mail from Peter Binkley Re Julia's middle name:
Quick note about the Caruthers connection: do you know the story of
Mary Humes (1810-1880) and her connections? She was Ed's father's
first cousin, daughter of Thomas Humes (1770-?), and she married
Joseph Caruthers (1795-1845). Their son James Caruthers married Ann
Joplin - sister of the Lou Joplin who married T.R. Humes, Ed's
brother (with me so far?) Now, Joseph Caruthers had a sister
Elizabeth (1790-1857), who married a man named Thomas who abandoned
her with a baby son named Finice (1818-1860). Elizabeth gave Finice
her maiden name of Caruthers, and they moved to Oregon and
homesteaded an area that is now part of Portland. Finice never
married; and when he and his mother were dead, no heir could be found
for what was by now a very valuable parcel of land. Some of our Humes
connections ultimately tried to claim the inheritance on the basis of
the Caruthers connection, but failed to prove the relationship. My
great aunt wrote up a fascinating history of the case, full of
skullduggery, which I'll dig out and photocopy for you if you like.
That might account for the Car(r)uthers name, either through Ed's
brother's Tom's wife Lou Joplin, or through Ed's father's cousin.

More About ROY L. BILYEU:
Occupation: Farmer; produce stand owner.

Marriage Notes for JULIA HUMES and ROY BILYEU:
Western States Marriage Record
ID Number 117962
Grooms First Name Roy
Grooms Last Name BILYEN
Grooms Residence
Brides First Name Julia
Brides Last Name HUMES
Brides Residence
County of Record Kootenai Co., Idaho
Place of Marriage Coeur D' Alene
Date of Marriage 30 Nov 1910
Volume 7
Page 78

1920 Census Stevens Co, WA Enumeration Dst 291 First Thought Precinct
 Bilyeu, Roy Head R(ent) age 30 Idaho MO MO  Teamster Lumber Carry All 056
             Julia wife 30 Arkansas VA VA
              Robert son 8 WA ID AR
              Irene dau 7 WA ID AR
              Eva dau 5 WA ID AR
              Bessie dau 3-6/12 WA ID AR

Washington Death Index:
Name: Julia C Bilyeu
Place of Death: Snohomish County
Residence: Snohomish
Gender: F
Date of Death: 17 Jul 1974
Certificate: 016625

Burial: 22 July 1974, Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima

Washington Death Index
Name: Roy Bilyeu
Place of Death: Yakima
Age: 64
Gender: M
Date of Death: 16 Feb 1954
Certificate: 3772

Children of JULIA HUMES and ROY BILYEU are:
i. ROBERT C.6 BILYEU, born 27 October 1911, Spokane Co.,Washington94;
   died 25 Aug 1999, Yakima, WA95; married .(1) JOSEPHINE ____ born ca. 1912; died Yakima,         WA  No children. He married (2) Mary ___.. No children.
ii. IRENE ALLA BILYEU, born 29 November 1912, Spokane, Washington State96; died Oct 1993,
    Lynnwood, WA; married . (1) ALBERT RALPH MERRILL, ca. 1931; born 16 August 1909,
     Fairbanks, AK97; died 20 September 1981, Anacortes, WA98. They were divorced ca. 1936.
     Irene m. (2) CHARLES A. PULKRABEK, ca. 1942; b. 14 Nov.1915, Hopkins, MN.
    He died August 1987.

They had one daughter, Joanne Irene Merrill, born in Yakima, WA. 09 August 1932. She married Jerry Kartak on 03 August 1950 in Seattle, WA. He was born in Park Rapids, MN. on 20 November 1930. They have six children.

iii. EVA V. BILYEU, b. 15 June 1914, Cheney, WA; d. 13 September 1965, San Bernardino,  
99,100; married WILLIAM SHIELDS, ca. 1944, Seattle, WA (?); b. ca. 1916, Tennessee.
      One daughter.

More About EVA V. BILYEU:
Burial: 17 September 1965, Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima (?)

iv. BESSIE COVINA BILYEU101, b. 07 June 1916, Whitman Co., WA; d. 17 February 1999, Yakima,       m. ROBERT LAURENT; b. ca. 1913, Yakima, WA; d. 15 April 1992, Yakima, WA102. They had
     two sons and a daughter. The Laurents owned Laurent's Markets in Yakima and Ellensburg, WA.

      Burial: Robert and Bessie both buried in Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, WA


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1. Binkley, Peter, Peter Binkley, Wheatley Family History
2. 1850 Census Morgan Co. MO., Son John enumerated as John James Humes, Jr. 
3. Peter Binkley.
4. Wheatley Memorandum (1912).
5. Bilyeu, Julia Humes: Miscellaneous genealogy notes.
6. 1850 Census Morgan Co. MO., 1850 Census Buffalo Twn Morgan County, MO, Census enumerator inserted "James" between the names John and Humes (male aged 80).
7. 1850 Census Morgan Co. MO., Humes/Wheatley family tradition says John born in Belfast, Ireland. In the 1850 census, however, location of birth as Virginia, and age 80. Probably a mistake, as the information was possibly given by a family member who only guessed.
8. Wheatley Memorandum (1912), "John Humes came from near Belfast".
9. Family tradition. Last known residence was with daughter-in-law in Morgan Co.
10. Wheatley Memorandum (1912), Written by child of Mildred Humes Wheatley, probably John W. Wheatley, ca. 1912.
11. Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Bond reads: John Humes Margaret (Mrs.) Purse
12. DOB based on age given in obit.
13. Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, NEWSPAPER Richmond Whig & public advertiser (Richmond, Va. : 1833 : Semiweekly) ENTRY Died- In New Antrim, Smyth County, on Feb. 11, 1835, Mrs. Margaret Humes, consort of John Humes, in her 58th year. (p. 3, c. 2) DATE OF PUB. Saturday, February 21, 1835. From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia .
14. 1850 Census Morgan Co. MO., John Humes age 80, place of birth Virginia. Written above and between his first and last name, is "James". Perhaps to distinguish him from a grandson named John who is in the household. Info re his age and location of birth differs from other information.
15. A.J. Morrison, "William & Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine," Vol II Second Series ; July, 1922 #3;, Early Virginia Patents......Page 151 1813 .... John Humes, Richmond. Machine for cutting screws. Page 154. 1821 James (sic)Humes, Richmond. Machine for digging canals..
16. Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, Richmond enquirer (Richmond, Va. : 1815 : Semiweekly) ENTRY Died- On April 24th, at Belle Isle, Miss Louisa Humes, daughter of Mr. John Humes, age 17, leaving father, stepmother, brothers and sisters. (p. 3, c. 5) DATE OF PUB. Friday, May 19, 1826. FILM NO. Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 23a). NOTE From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley..
17. Library of Virginia, Special Collections, Richmond, Virginia Newspaper Obituaries, 1804-38, also Belle Isle Enquirer of 19 May 1826 .
18. Peter Binkley; Wheatley Family Archives @, "Mother's grandfather (Wm. Humes) married Eliza Carlin in Philadelphia, where were born William..."
19. Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Date of Bond ? Name given as Elizabeth Gilmore. Samule Houston, Presbyterian Minister officiated.
20. Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.; Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912.
21. Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;.
22. 1850 Census Morgan Co. MO..
23. 1860 Census Morgan Co. MO.
24. Peter Binkley; Wheatley Family Archives @, Letter to Elizabeth Humes ("Mother" = Eliza Stuart Gilmore Humes, 1807-1860) from John C. Humes, 1830-49), Boonville, Friday 25 May [1849]. 1849 is the only year between 1838 and John's death when 25 May fell on a Friday. John died 14 June 1849.
25. Binkley, Peter, Peter Binkley, Wheatley Family History,, "Electronic," Humes Genealogy.
26. Census 1860 Morgan Co., Osage Twn. Enumeration date: 24 Aug 1860. Mary in household with mother and brothers Tom and James.
27. Peter Binkley, Dates of birth/death for Maria and family.
28. Hume, Jim, Humes Family Report,
30. Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, On Harvey's Island, near Richmond: 22 May, 1823...
31. Reverand William H. Hart, Rector, St. John's Church, Richmond, VA;, (1815-1828, 1836-1842), Register of Marriages22 May, 1823......................Daniel Stephen MCCARTHY, of Richmond, and MariaHUMES, of Harvey's Island; license bearing date 20 May 1823..
32. Annals of Henrico Parish, Annals of Henrico Parish Marriages. 22 May 1823 Name: Daniel Stephen McCarthy Spouse: Maria Humes On Harvey's Island , near Richmond , of Richmond , of Harvey's Island ; license bearing date May 20, 1823 . .
33. Wheatley Memorandum (1912), "Elizabeth was born at Harper's Ferry."
34. Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850.
35. Ricarda Wheatley Bacchus, Genealogy notes, "Elizabeth m. Thos. JEfferson Davis who lived in Johnson Co.__& died in Oregon."
36. Binkley, Peter.
37. Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850.
38. Peter Binkley.
39. ibid
40. Census 1880 Morgan County, MO, Place of birth in Virginia and dob based on age in 1880 and earlier census reports.
41. Wheatley Family Archives, No. II.G.m, Scrap of paper with list of children of William and E.S. Humes, written by William McCoy Wheatley. In the column of birth locations, is written, "Eastside of State, Washington Co. VA."
42. Mary Lou Joplin Humes to John W. Wheatley, Aug.1, 1912, The letter from "Aunt Lou" is in response to a request from John Wheatley to provide dobs etc. of Humes family members.
43. ibid "Your Uncle Tom died in Texas in 1899, on the 24th of July, and was burried (sic) onthe 25th, the thirty-fifth anniversary of our marriage."
44. William M. Wheatley wrote on a scrap of paper that Joseph was born in Washington Co. VA.
45. Mary Lou Joplin Humes to John W. Wheatley, Aug.1, 1912
46. Location and dob based on census of 1880.
47. Location and dob based on 1870 Morgan Co. Census.
48. Wheatley Family Archives, Catalog No. II.G.m, Scrap of paper with list of children of Wm. Humes written by Wm.McCoy Wheatley.Location of Mildred's birth is written "Pond___ Farm, Miller Co. MO:.
49. Census 1870 Morgan Co. MO, Location of birth given as Missouri.
50. Peter Binkley, Wheatley Family History,
51. ibid
52. Obituary of James E. Humes, Location of birth cited by Mary Margaret McBride and others.
53. Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
54. Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
55. 1910 Census, Wilson Ck, Lincoln Co. WA Census states couple had been married 17 years, which would indicate they were married in either Idaho or Washington.
56. Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
57. Saltese Cemetery Records, HUMES, Annie, b. 09/21/1853, d. 05/20/1916, Nee:Rowland.
58. Hume, Jim, Humes Family Report, From a report attached to copies of James obituary and and circulated among family members: "James EdwinHumes, Sr. was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane beside his sister, Mrs. Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley.".
59. [], Maggie Rail, (, Addy Cemetery, Stevens County, WA has the following listing in records of cited by : Humes Ed, no dates, L-9 *No verification of this being James Ed Humes..
60. Copy of a penciled memorandum of the family record given in an old Bible belonging to Eliza Gilmore Humes, daughter of Miillie Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and brother of Thomas., Rowland Family Bible, Name on page of Births: Annie Isabel. Location of birth in 1880 Census given as Missouri.
61. ibid Name written in Births page as Charlotte Louisa.
62. ibid
63. ibid Named on page of Births and Deaths. Lived only 7 days.
64. ibid Name and dob on page of Births.
65. Peter Binkley
66. Rowland-Humes Family Bible, Entry in bible reads: Infant son was born __ April 13 1897, of J E and A E Humes.According to Peter Binkley he may have been named Robert.
67. Rowland-Humes Family Bible.
68. Family Data Collection - Marriages[database online] Provo, UT:, 2001., Name: George Washington Smith Spouse: Carrie Humes (No date given.).
69. Peter Binkley; Eliza married a Paxton?.
70. Alice Sisemore, (e-mail Oct 2001), "Electronic," Name and date of Elizabeth Humes Davis marriage.
71. Peter Binkley.
72. Census 1870, Location and dob based on census.
73. Census 1870 Morgan Co. MO, Location and dob based on census. Listed as Ede, age 5.
74. Eileen Hacker. Misc. Documents mailed to JMK 6 Oct. 2003, Gilmore/Rowland Genealogy, Gilmore/Rowland (2 pg.) genealogy outline apparently written by Ricarda Wheatley Bacchus. Bottom of back page reads: "Wm Humes was my grandmother Mildred Maria Humes-Wheatley's father.(Ricarda ? Bacchus).
76. Binkley, Peter, Peter Binkley, Wheatley Family History,, "Electronic,", VII.B.e.8. Clipping: 30 June 1910. Wedding of Ricarda Wheatley and G.A. Bacchus. With picture of Ricarda. .
75. ibid
77. Eileen Hacker; Misc. Documents mailed to JMK 6 Oct. 2003, Gilmore/Rowland Genealogy Outline prepared by Ricarda Wheatley Bacchus., "Papa's sister --Harrient W. Williams (widow-88 yrs old) lives in #546 - Geneva Ave. normaler, Colarado with her dtr. Mrs. Robet Binkley (widow) who is librarian at Univ. of Colo."
78. Copy of a penciled memorandum of the family record given in an old Bible belonging to Eliza Gilmore Humes, daughter of Miillie Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and brother of Thomas., Rowland Family Bible, dob in page of Births. Location given in Morgan Co. Census 1880 as Missouri.
79. ibid
80. Rowland-Humes Family Bible; Copy of Family Record Page.
81. Charles B. Hopkins, grandson of Mildred Maria Humes Girard.
82. Copy of a penciled memorandum of the family record given in an old Bible belonging to Eliza Gilmore Humes, daughter of Miillie Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and brother of Thomas., Rowland Family Bible, dob on page Births. Location given as Missouri in 1880 census.
83. Social Security Death Index.
84. Rowland-Humes Family Bible; Copy of Family Record Page, Notation on bottom of Family Record page for Marriages:"James E. Humes Lena Lindsey, married at Saltese 1905 ?"
85. Washington State Death Index, Age 62 at time of death.
86. Social Security Death Index.
87. This cemetery can be reached from Hwy 395 by taking the Pierre Lake Rd, which is just north of the Barstow store. You head east and then north for about 2 1/2 miles till you reach Gallaher-Barret Rd. Turn right and continue for about 1 1/2 mile to McNitt Rd, turn left and it is about one more mile.
88. Peter Binkley, Alice b 1919, married Vincent Portwr; son Michael Ray Porter.
89. ibid
90. Copy of a penciled memorandum of the family record given in an old Bible belonging to Eliza Gilmore Humes, daughter of Miillie Rowland and Joseph Gilmore, and brother of Thomas., Rowland Family Bible, Page of Births lists name and dob. Julia was born in Arkansas, but always considered herself a Virginian by descent!
91. Washington State Death Index.
92. ibid "R" listed as Roy's middle initial in several records.
93. Funeral Records.
94. .ibid
95. Social Security Death Index, ROBERT BILYEU 27 Oct 1911 25 Aug 1999 98909 (Yakima, ) specified) Washington.
96. Washington State Birth Index Prior to 1910 - 1919, Another example of the name Bilyeu being distorted.In this case, there's also a mistake in the first name.which should read "Mary Alla", although at some time shortly after her birth, "Mary" became "Irene".Washington State Birth IndexParent: Roy Bilgen Name: Mary Alice Bilgen Location: Spokane Parent: Julia Humes Birth Date: 29 Nov 1917 Sex: F .
97. Alaska State Records, Birth Certificate.
98. Washington State Records, Death Certificate: Albert R Merrill Place of Death: Anacortes Date of Death: 20 Sep 1981 Residence: San Juan Age: 72 years Gender: M Certificate: 022424 .
99. California Death Records, SHIELDS EVA V FEMALE 06/15/1914 09/13/1965 WASHINGTON SAN BERNARDINO HUME (Mother's maiden name).
100. Kremer Chapel, Funeral Rememberance: Place of Service, 1st Congregation Church of San Bernardino, CA. 11 AM Friday, September 17, 1965; Dr. George Haskell, Officiating.
101. Washington State Birth Index Prior to 1910 - 1919, Parent: Roy Billyou Name: Bessie Covina Billyou Location: Whitman Parent: Julia C Humes Birth Date: 07 Jun 1916 .
102. Washington State Death Index, Date of death 15 Apr 1992.