Miriam Avery/Every (1838 - 1882) married Charles Bell (born between 1831 and 1835). My grandmother found four children for them. A correspondent searched Google books and found a more complete listing in "History of the Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Selections", chapter XXV, page 486. Birthdates per 1880 U.S. census for Eldred, McKean County, Pennsylvania.
"Charles Bell, farmer, post office Eldred, is a native of Ulster county, N.Y., and a son of Peter and Maria (Kimball) Bell. He was reared in his native county, and came to McKean county, Penn., in 1867, settling in Eldred township, where he is the owner of a farm of 110 acres, seventy-five of which he has cleared and improved from the wilderness in which he located. He has been twice married. His first wife was Mariam, daughter of Uriah N. and Arminda (Barringer) Avery, of Ulster county, N.Y., by whom he had six children: Orvell B., Alvina (Mrs. Eugene Prosser), Arminda (Mrs. Leslie Humphrey), Annis B., Frank and Charles. Mrs. Mariam Bell died January 7, 1882, and May 10, 1884, Mr. Bell married Mrs. Annie (Kewley) Bradshaw. Mr. Bell is a prominent farmer of Eldred township. He is a member of the Knights of the Maccabees; in politics he is a Democrat."
Charles Bell had one daughter, Geneva (born ca. 1895) with his second wife Anna Kewley (born 1858 in Iowa).
- Orville Bell (1860 - 1935, born in New York state) married in 1885 at Bolivar, New York to Lillian Payne (1870- 1948, born in Eldred Township, Pennsylvania)
- Maie "Kittie" Bell (1886 -1986, born in Pennsylvania) married ca. 1907 to Warren LuVern Loop (1886-1963). Warren's listing is about halfway down the page in that link. Warren was an oil driller and contractor.
- Florence Loop (born ca. 1914)
- Alvina "Vina" Bell (1864 - 1955, born in New York state) married Afred Eugene Prosser (1854 - 1932, first name spelled "Alfus" in some records although most simply call him "Eugene"), son of Civil War veteran Lewis Birch Prosser (born 1827). In the 1920 U.S. census, they are living in Centralia, Washington State with their grandson Ralph Taylor. By 1930, Alfred was living in the Masonic Homes Hospital in West Donegal, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1932 on Halloween night at 11:15 p.m. The informant on the death certificate was the superintendent of the nursing home, so the information isn't quite as complete as I would have liked, but I'm still glad to have found it. Alfred is buried in the Masonic Homes Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Alvina is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Centralia, Washington.
Several of this family were involved in logging in Washington state.
- unknown Prosser - died before 1910
- unknown Prosser - died before 1910
- unknown Prosser
- Carrie Prosser (ca. 1886 - 1950) married first in 1906 in West Virginia to Joseph N. Taylor (born ca. 1873). They had at least three children, all of whom were born in West Virginia.
- Ralph Nicholas Taylor (1907 - 1951). Ralph was living with his maternal grandparents Alfred Eugene Prosser and Alvina Bell in the 1920 U.S. census. He died in Los Angeles County, California.
- Raymond Eugene Taylor (1909 - 1967), served in U.S. Navy during World War II, married Jennie Lida Lewis (1914 - 1992). Both are buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
- Hazel Taylor (born ca. 1912)
Carrie married second to Joseph D. McAfee (born ca. 1884 in Georgia), with whom she and her two youngest children are living in Grays Harbor County, Washington in the 1920 U.S. census.
Carrie married third in Tacoma, Washington in 1924 to Melvin Haydeen (1898 - 1970).
- Nina Bell Prosser (1888 - 1982, born Galeton, Pennsylvania) married first in 1915 in Montesano, Washington to Gregor B. Campbell (1889 - 1946, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota). They had three children and must have divorced some time before 1929 when Nina married second in Centralia, Washington state to Clyde Elmo Drake (1896 - 1971, born Olympia, Washington). Clyde was a veteran of World War I. She had at least one son with Clyde and then they got divorced some time before 1940.
- Evan Eugene Campbell (1916 - 1972) married in 1940 to Ida Berg (1919 - 2011)
- Arminda "Minnie" Bell (1866 - 1929) married ca. 1888 to Leslie B. Humphrey (1862 - 1943), son of Civil War veteran Gordon B. Humphrey. They had at least three children.
- ??rtie Humphrey (died ca. 1890? - grave marker is blurred and difficult to read)
- Florence "Flossie" A. Humphrey (born ca. 1891) married in 1911 to Charles A. Robbins (born ca. 1885), her father's business partner.
- Margaret Jeannette Robbins (born ca. 1913)
- Vida B. Humphrey (born ca. 1898) married John Joseph Demann (1896 - 1988), a veteran of World War I.
- Annis or Anice Bell (born ca. 1871 in Pennsylvania)
- Frank Bell (born ca. 1873 in Pennsylvania)
- Charles Bell (born ca. 1875 in Pennsylvania)
Mary Jane Avery (born ca. 1840, died before 1920) married Alanson A. "Lance" Matthews (born ca. 1842).
- ? Matthews - (died before 1900)
- ? Matthews
- Bertha Anna Matthews (1863 - 1956, listed in most records as "Anna") married Oscar Satterlee (1860 - 1917). All of this family are buried in Hudler Cemetery in Mount Tremper, New York. It appears that their children never married.
- Inez Satterlee (1893 - 1977)
- Florence Satterlee (1894 - 1895)
- William Leo Satterlee (1899 - 1964)
- Augustus Matthews (born ca. 1865)
- Minnie Matthews (born ca. 1867)
- Sarah Matthews (born ca. 1868)
- Frank A. Matthews (born 1873) married ca. 1908 to Vesta Bridge (1887 - 1990). Frank gives her name as "Helen Vesta" on his World War I draft registration card. They resided in McKean County, Pennsylvania where Frank was a pumper on an oil lease in the 1930 census.
- Lyle Freeman Matthews (1910 - 1910)
- Guy Vincent Matthews (1914 - 1988) married Bethel R. (1919 - 1995)
- Wayne Frank Matthews (1922 - 1945), Army Corps of Engineers, died in World War II.
- Almeron Evert Matthews (1879 - 1962), a Methodist minister, married in 1907 to Nora Perkins (1886 - 1968).
- Joseph L. Matthews (born ca. 1909). Joseph is not listed with the rest of the family in the 1920 U.S. census when he would have been about 11 years old. Died young?
- son Matthews, dates unknown. Genevieve's obituary mentions that she had five brothers, two of whom died before reaching adulthood.
- Howard L. Matthews (1909 - 1984) married in 1931 to Claudine Barber (1912 - 2002).
- Genevieve Ruth Matthews (1912 - 2006) married James McCabe (ca. 1903 - 1947). There is an online obituary for Genevieve.
- Robert Elsmere Matthews (1920 - 2010) married Dorothy Martin (1921 - 2007). There is an online obituary for Robert.
- Robert Matthews (predeceased his father)
- David E. Matthews (1926 - 2015). There is an online obituary for David at the Cedar Rapids Gazette's website. David served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 - 1946.
Gilbert Avery (1842 - 1915) enlisted in the Civil War (town clerk's register lists unit as "unknown"), but apparently disappeared to Canada not long afterward as a note in the enlistment register reads: "Present residence unknown. Last heard from was in Canada. Probably deserted.". From some of the things I've seen on Civil War documentaries, I can't honestly say that I blame him. Gilbert married first to Jane Vaughn (1845 - 1871) and they had two children:
Gilbert married second to Sarah Jeanette "Nettie" Wilson (1849 - 1945) and they had ten children:
- Anna Augusta
- Gilbert "Bert"
- Maud Inez
- Georgia Elise
Rosetta Avery (b. 1844) married Abel North. UPDATE: A correspondent says that Rosetta's husband was named Abram North. Abel was married to a Judah Catherine Avery according to the Census Rolls (daughter of Andrew Perry Avery/Every, Jr. and Jane Eliza Barringer).
Isaac Avery (b. June, 1846 per town clerk register) enlisted in the Civil War, 5th New York Heavy Artillery Muster roll abstract says Company "unassigned". Other record transcripts says Co. U, but that probably just stands for "Unknown" or "Unassigned". Isaac and his brother Jacob may have been twins, but the handwriting in both records is very clear - one says "Jan." and one says "June" (obviously impossible) - need to find another record somewhere to determine for sure when each was born.
Jacob Avery (b. Jan, 1846 per 1900 census - died 1914) enlisted in the Civil War, Co. L or M, 2nd Cavalry. Note in town clerk's register difficult to make out: "Substitute for Charles R. Gregory of Libert, Sullivan Co. Captured on Picket duty - at Morganzia [sic - Morganza], La. about Aug 20, 1864. Sent to Tyler, Texas and was released in surrender of Kirby Smith and sent home. Post office Shokan, N.Y." I found a Wikipedia article on Camp Ford and an official website for Camp Ford Historic Park in Tyler, Texas. Jacob is buried in Laurel Cemetery.
Jacob Avery married first to a woman surnamed Welch. They had two sons:
- Edward B. Avery (ca. 1878 - 1955). Edward married Anna Burgher (died 1943). Both are buried in Laurel Cemetery.
- Stuart Avery
Jacob then married Caroline Bakon. Jacob and Caroline had seven children.
- Merrill Avery (1891 - 1974) married ca. 1914 to Bethel Brown (born ca. 1893) - 8 children.
- Belle Avery (born ca. 1896) married to Charles Wood and James Burgher (born ca. 1885).
- Edith Avery (born ca. 1898, died before 1900)
- Edna Avery (born ca. 1898, died before 1910) Edith and Edna were twins.
- Bessie Avery (born ca. 1899, died at ca. 1905).
- Mitchell Avery (born ca. 1902) married Leona Beesmer - 9 children.
- Cecile Avery (born ca. 1906, died ca. 1930) married John Wightman. They had two children.
Frederick William Every (b. 1847).
Jeremiah Every (b. 1850)
Angelina Every (b. 1851) married Ed Keator or Keaton.
Sarah or Ella Every (b. 1855) married Romer or Homer Hinkley. They had five children: Simon, Rosetta, Alice, Minnie, and Jennie. A correspondent gives her name as "Sarah Ellanor".
Charles Every (b. 1857).
Juda or Julia Every (b. 1860).
Freeman Every (1862 - 1934) married ca. 1886 to Cornelia Silkworth (1862 - 1932). I have had more information on Cornelia's Silkworth family sent to me by Janice Miller, a Silkworth researcher (name and email posted by permission) and have added it to my Worldconnect database.