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ELDRIDGE: Duncan CAMPBELL's Last Will and Testament, Scott County, Iowa - 11 Feb 1881

Scott County, Iowa Circuit Court #2030 - Probate

Now all men by these presents [presence?]: That I Duncan C. ELDRIDGE of the City of Davenport in the County of Scott and State of Iowa, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, have made published and declared. And now here do make publish and declare as and for my last Will and TEstament (hereby revoking all former wills by me made) in manner and form following that is to say -

I. It is my will that as soon as practicable after my death all my just debts if any there should be shall be paid in the manner provided by law.

II. All my property real personal or mixed, and of whatwoever kind or nature which I shall own and be in possession of as entitled to at teh time of my death, and which shall not be needed for the payment of my debts as aforesaid. I give and bequeath and devise onto my beloved wife Rebecca E. [Elizabeth LIPPINCOTT] ELDRIDGE, to have and to hold the same absolutely and forever, and free from any restriction, except as to the remainder after teh death of my said wife Rebecca E. ELDRIDGE, should there be any of my said property or the proceeds thereof left that any and all such remainder and remainders I give and bequeath as follows: The undivided one-half thereof. I give and bequeath and devise to my son Micajah LIPPINCOTT ELDRIDGE to have and to hold the same forever. The other undivided one-half thereof I give and bequeath and devise to my four grand children to wit: Mary Rebecca (sometimes called Birdie) ELDRIDGE, Anna ELDRIDGE and Rea ELDRIDGE, children of my son Charles Henry ELDRIDGE, and Lewis M. ASHER [son of dtr Sarah], my said grand children to share and share alike of the undivided one-half bequeathed to them to have and to hold the same forever.

III And I hereby appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my last will and testament and I direct that she shall not be requried to give bonds for the faithful performance of her duties as such.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and have published and declared these presents as and for my last will and testament in presence of the witnesses whose names are subscribed hereto attesting such my acts and deeds, so done in the City of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa this eleventh day of February A.D. 1881. Signed - D. C. ELDRIDGE. witness thereof we have at the request of said testator and in his presence or names as witnesses of such his acts and deeds. Signed C.H. KENT, Davenport, Iowa; M. D. SNYDER, Davenport, Iowa.

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ELDRIDGE: Duncan CAMPBELL obituary and list of Firsts in the Davenport Iowa Democrat newspaper 3 Oct 1882

A Landmark Fallen
Death of Duncan C. ELDRIDGE
The Oldest Remaining Male Settler of the City of Davenport - The First Miller, One of the First Merchants and the Builder of the First Brick House, The Postmaster for Thirteen Years. An Industrious Life - The Patriarch's Career - The Funeral

A landmark has fallen! The venerable Duncan CAMPBELL ELDRIDGE, who was teh only man of the old settlers who became residents of Davenport in 1835 who was still remaining among us, is dead. He fell asleep at 11-1/2 o'clock this forenoon. The fatal ailment was paralysis. On Saturday September 23d, while in the Christian chapel attending to his duties as member of committee on repairs, the stroke came, and prostrated him - his whole right side being paralyzed while the left side seemed strong as ever. He lost his power of speech at the same time. He was borne to his home, 214 west Fifth street, and it was soon discovered that he must now journey rapidly toward the dark river. As old asthmatic trouble asserted itself, and aided in theweakening process. He could take little or no nourishment, and so he lay awaiting death with calm resignation. Old settlers would call upon him, and he would give them a warm clasp of the hand, the tears would well up into his eyes, he must part from his old friends - but he was ready. He isgone - one of the spirited citizen, teh philanthropic and charitable neighbor and friend, the kindly, tender-hearted old man, gone to his reward. His widow is the only remaining person of the group of people who settled here immediately after the town was laid out in 1835. There are those still living - may they abide with us many years - who settled some distance outside the limits of the town, but not another person beside Mr. ELDRIDGE who were the first settlers in the original village is living here.

Duncan CAMPBELL ELDRIDGE was born, son of Josiah [and Sarah MIDDLETON] ELDRIDGE in Haddonfield, New Jersey, six miles from Philadelphia, on the 3d day of August, 1801. His parents were Quakers of the strictest sort. He received a good common school education and learned the trade of brick-layer and plasterer. He worked at his trade in his native town and in Philadelphia til the summer of 1824 when he went to Rocheswter, NY and stayed there, in that then growing place, til 1828, when losing his first wife [Rachel BROWN], he returned to Philadelphia - but moved that very year to Cincinnati. He worked at his trade there - and there he met Miss Rebecca LIPPINCOTT, whom he had known in his youth, back in Haddonfield - an own cousin of the great Philadelphia publishers - and the twain became one flesh in a few months after renewing their acquaintance. In Cincinnati Mr. Eldridge met Antoine LeCLAIRE and "Col." [honorary not military] George DAVENPORT, who described to him the beauty of the country opposite Fort Armstrong [on Rock Island Arsenal Island] and the village of Stephenson,[Rock Island] Illinois. [Davenport, Iowa was still part of the Michigan Territory]. LeCLAIRE and DAVENPORT met Duncan ELDRIDGE in Cincinnati on a supply trip and told him a town had been laid out there in the Spring to be called Davenport, and thought it would be a good thing for ELDRIDGE to move out there. He took their advice. He and Mrs. Eldridge [and 5 yo son Charles Henry b 26 Jul 1830 in Cincinnati] left Cincinnati early in September 1835. [see 'float boat' story in Micajah Lippincott ELDRIDGE blog].

The only dwelling house on this side of the river was one occupied by Antoine LECLAIRE, the ferryman, the site of which was near where the present freight depot of the C.R.I. & P. railroad stands. Mr. ELDRIDGE brought enough lumber from Cincinnati to erect a shanty as he called it, and in that shanty they passed the winter, their neighbors being the LECLAIRES and two or three families who landed soon after the ELDRIDGES did. In that shanty the first girl baby born in Davenport saw the light [Sarah Elizabeth ELDRIDGE b. 3 May 1837. First white male child - no name - was son of Levi S. COLTON, born Autumn of 1836, died in Indian village - mother was Native American]. Sarah is deceased six years since.

The next year Mr. E. went to Cincinnati andpurchased a stock of goods for a general store, which he opened in a frame building on the northeast corner of Ripley and Front [River Drive] Streets which that winter became known as "brimstone corner', because revival meetings were held in the second story of it, the Methodist preacher who officiated preaching the lake of fire all the time.


In 1839 and Mr. ELDRIDGE was elected a member of the first board of trustees, with A. C. DONALDS
ON, John FORREST, Jonathan W. PARKER, John LETCH, and John OWENS. Rodolphus BENNETT was mayor, Frazer WILSON recorder, James M. BOWLING treasurer, George COLT marshal. In 1847 Mr. ELDRIDGE served as alderman of the Second Ward.


Ever delivered in the town was preached in Mr. ELDRIDGE's house by the Rev. Mr. (nfn) GAVITT [also GAVET].


Antoine LeCLAIRE was the first postmaster but he turned over teh dities of theposition to Mr. E. who fulfilled them as deputy for a year and a half, when he was appointed postmaster, and thus his establishment was post office as well as general store. In a year he became postmaster, Mr. E sold his stock of goods and devoted his attention to post office business with matters of insurance and other doings he could attend to as well as not.


Mr. ELDRIDGE built it on the northeast corner of 3rd & Main [still existed at the obit date - not anymore]. Harvey LEONARD made teh brick and laid them for him. The quarters becoming too small as residence and post office. In fact since his residence, Mr. ELDRIDGE has built thirty-four houses [see Micajah Lippincott ELDRIDGE blog for partial list]. Thirty-five counting the spacious golden dining hall which was improvised for the celebradion of his golden wedding on the west side of the home. He remained Postmaster for thirteen years. He was a Whig - and after Franklin Pierce was inaugurated, Mr. A. F. MAST, Democrat, was appointed Duncan's successor.


In 1851, Mr. ELDRIDGE bought out the drug stores of Alfred SANDERS and John F. DILLON, andunited them in one store, next door west of what is now Wadsworth's block. He sold this store to Wm. WEBB who moved it to No. 105 W. Second Street - and is E. S. Ballard & Co's drug store now. Since his sale of drug stock Mr. E. has confined his business to insurance mostly, several years for himself and for the last twelve years with Mr. D. M. HARTWELL's now - HARTWELL and BEMIS Agency.


Was introduced by Mr. Eldridge. IT was one of "GETTY's Patent Metallic mills". It was something of the style of the feedmills now ysed by farmers, and it's motive power was a strong horse.


Duncan was the oldest west of the Alleghanies. He was initiated a member of Kensington Lodge, in Philadelphia in May 1828, more than fifty-four years ago, and has been an affiliated member of the Order ever since, occupying the highest chairs in the subordinate lodges to which he has belonged. He belonged to Davenport Lodge, No. 7.


It was on the fourth day of November 1879 that Mr. and Mrs. ELDRIDGE celebrated their anniversary in their home on Fifth Street. The festivities were attended by a great number of people and the turnout of old settlers was so large as to be a compliment in itself.


Mr. Eldridge was one of the most active and influential supporters. He called the meeting held in LECLAIRE Hall in January 1858, for the purpose of organizing the association. He was, with James McINTOSH, Willard BARROWS, John F. DILLON and Edw RICHSER on the committee on organization; he was one of its first vice presidents, he was elected president in January 1861. Messrs. Antoine LeCLAIRE and Evenezer COOK having been his only predecessors in the office. Always he has been at the front in furthering the interests of the organization. The ASsociation will sadly miss him.


John M. Eldridge [brother] who came to Davenport in 1839; Mrs. Anna RUMBOLD [d-i-l by marriage] who lives near Plankinton, Dakota; William ELDRIDGE the younger brother who lives near Great Egg Harbor, New Jersey. He was like a father and brother us us all - especially to me said Mr. John ELDRIDGE today as his voice choked with emotion.


Mr. ELDRIDGE was the father of eleven children - four by his first wife [only Jacob survived]; and seven by her [Rebecca] who survives him, and has been for fifty-three eyars one of the most faithful of wives and best of mothers. Of these, Jacob M., Charles and Micajah are living, and are residents of Davenport, the number of grandchildren is nearly a score - while there are great grandchildren also. But within two days of the 47th anniversary of his landing in Davenport he passes away. Had he lived until Thursday next he would have seen that anniversary. But the patriarch has left us - passing away while his fellow townsmen cherished feelings of deepest respect for him.

THE FUNERAL takes place next Thursday afternoon, the 47th anniversary of the day of Mr. Eldridge's arrival in Davenport. Mr. Eldridge belong belonged to the Church of the Disciples (the Christian denomination) for more than fifty years, and in the Christian Chapel the services will be held at two o'clock.

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ELDRIDGE: Micajah LIPPINCOTT gives a story in 1920 to the Davenport Democrat and Leader newspaper about his father, Duncan CAMPBELL ELDRIDGE

This was an article dated 22 Aug 1920, quoting the youngest child of Duncan CAMPBELL and Rebecca LIPPINCOTT ELDRIDGE: It appears in the appendix of The ELDRIDGE-BAWDEN Families noted in comments.


M. L. ELDRIDGE is 75 years old today. He tells of some of the first beginnings in Davenport [Scott County, Iowa]: "I have heard my father tell of living in Cincinati [Ohio], and that in 1835 he built a floatboat with a house cabin on it; he put in a stock of groceries and provisions [along with enough wood to build a shanty] and together with his wife and baby [Charles Henry b 26 Jul 1830 in Cincinnati] journeyed down the Ohio River to the Mississippi thence was towed up the river to Galena, Illinois - not liking it there, he bargained with the steam boat captain to tow him back to St. Louis. The winter was setting in early and very cold, the ice formed so fast that a little later the captain in order to save his boat cut loose from the flat boat in order to fun faster, leaving the ELDRIDGE outfit to its fate, the flat boat floated along with the ice during that day and night. Toward morning the cold was intense. When daylight came the ice had stopped moving and the flat boat and cargo was frozen in the middle of the river opposite the site of Davenport [town of Stephenson, Illinois, now Rock Island].

A little later several settlers came to the river bank and called saying to have ptience and when it was safe they would come out and help to get them ashore. The boat was torn to pieces, the lumber was used toward building a cabin.

When the lumber dried out, large cracks appeard. Mother made paste with flour and pasted old newspapers 9mostly illustrated) over the cracks, the settlers would come in and stand or sit on a box and enjoy the pictures and reading matter--a Bible and a few books that mother had brought along constituted the first library and reading room. Mother baked bread and made dried apple pies for the settlers (no Federal Bakery here then) and father sold groceries and provisions, the first grocery and bakery; it was located on the corner of Front [River Drive now] and Ripley Streets.

Antoine LeCLAIRE was the first postmaster and carried the mail in his pocket. He tired of the job and put father in charge of the mail, so that the cabin became the first post office. In the same cabin was preached the first sermon by E. M. GAVET, a Methodist minister.

In 1837 father put up a small mill to crack corn, a horse was the motive power. "Old Joe" TOPIN, an old discharged soldier was the miller and he rolled out the bread stuff by the quart. This was the first grist mill.

During the summer of 1838 the first brick house was erected by father, who was a practical brick mason. It was located on the northeast corner of Main and Third Streets, now the Masonic temple. [no longer exists] on a lot bought of Antoine LeCLAIRE. It was in his corn field and a row of corn was purchased and cut out to form a road to haul the brick. A few years later, in 1845, I was born in that first brick house. My recollection of the event is somewhat clouded but I know I was there just the same.

The same year that he [father] built the brick dwelling he was appointed postmaster. Mr. LeCLAIRE having resigned. Then he [father] built a small brick building on the same lot for a post office. This was the first postoffice building in Iowa. Postage was twenty-vife cents, paid by the recipient. No stamps yet. In 1839 the LeCLAIRE house, built of brick, a grand hotel in those days, was erected by Antoine LECLAIRE at a cost of $35,000. It was located on the northeast corner of Main and Second, now teh PUTNAM block. Father did the brickwork. July 4, 1845, "Colonel" Davenport was murdered and robbed in his residence on the island [Rock Island Arsenal on the Mississippi River - still exists]. The same year, 1845, Iowa became a state [Dec 28, 1846]. I was born that same year [22 Aug 1845], just like we were twins but Iowa has outgrown me.

I remember the horse ferry boat, before the steam ferry appeared. It was a flat boat with side paddle wheels; a horse on each side of the boat working on an inclined tread mill to make the 'wheels go round'. The steam ferry commenced 5 May 1852.

September 21, 1854, I saw the first stone -- the corner stone -- laid for the first bridge across the Mississippi. The bridge was about 1600 ft. long from the Iowa shore to the Island [Rock Island Arsenal]. The abutment is still standing on both sides.

INFO from author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G.
2. According to several accounts, D. C. ELDRIDGE built or helped to build 34 houses in the town of Davenport. He is supposed to have lived in each of the 34 houses. This may be true but difficult to prove since city directories for the period are oncomplete and house numbers and street names were changed periodically. Listed are excerpts from existing (years listed)Davenport City Directories which list the residences of D. C. ELDRIDGE:
1856 - 4th & Rock Island Street (now Pershing Ave)
1861 - 14 E. 14th St.
1862 - 22 E. 3rd St.
1863 - NW Corner 9th and Farnam Street
1866 - 3rd btw Harrison and Main
1867 - 3 ss 1e College Ave (possibly built by A. C. FULTON, 1863, NE c Front [River Drive] and College Ave. E.D. [was B&B but is now for sale 2012]
1868 - 13th NW corner Perry Street
1873 - 13th NW corner Perry Street
1874 - 304 Rock Island Street (Pershing Avenue)
1876-89 - 214 W. 5th St.

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WILLIAMS: Charles CLARK marries Eliza HIGH MILLER in Westfield, Essex, New Jersey and they have 10 children - parents of Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE

Charles Clark WILLIAMS was born 29 Nov 1797 in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, son of Nathaniel and Anna CLARK WILLIAMS. He married Eliza HIGH MILLER in 1820 in Westfield, New Jersey. She was born ca 1801 in New Jersey, the dtr of Ezra and Mary HIGH MILLER.

From the History of Scott County, Iowa 1882:
"Charles C. Williams came to Iowa in August 1844. He was from Newark, New Jersey. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of that city and afterward in the Central Church for many years. He was a man of most ardent piety, ever ready to lend his aid and influence in promoting the cause of his Redeemer's Kingdom. His connection with the church of Davenport when it most needed spiritual aid and encouragement seemed providential. At this time Mr. Hoge [Hogge?], one of the elders, moved to Galena [Illinois]. So Mr. Williams and James M. DALZELL were ordained and set apart as elders in this church. His first work, with the help of others was to establish a Sunday-school which continued to date, and of which he was superintendent to the time of his death, which occurred in September 1852"

Charles was said to have been a 'sweet singer'. He died of cholera in Davenport, Scott, Iowa 3 Sept 1852; Eliza died 2 May 1878 in Creston, Platte, Nebraska. They are buried in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery.

1. Jane Henderson born ca 1822 in Westfield, New Jersey married William VANDEVER on 7 Jan 1847 in Davenport. Wm was born 31 Mar 1817 in Baltimore, Howard, Maryland, son of Wm VANDEVER (no mother). In 1839, Wm came to Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois where he studied law, was a surveyor of public lands and proprietor of the "Northwestern Advertiser' newspaper. In 1851, the family moved to Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa where Wm practiced law and where he was twice elected as a Republican to represent the 2nd District of Iowa in the US Congress. During the Civil War, he commanded the 9th Iowa Infantry and was appointed Major General. General VANDEVER returned to his law practice in Dubuque where he was active in developing several railroad lines through eastern Iowa. The family moved to San Buenaventura, California in 1884; he was twice elected to Congress from that state before he died 23 Jul 1893 in Ventura, California. Jane WILLIAMS VANDEVER, known as Mrs. General VANDEVER died 28 Feb 1908 in their daughter Miss Florence VANDEVER's home in Ventura.

2. Rebecca M. born 1824 (no date) in Westfield, New Jersey; died 10 Sept 1845 in Davenport and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.

3. Alexander FRASER born 15 Jul 1826 in Westfield; married Frances Mary ROBINSON, 17 Feb 1858 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. She was born 31 Jul 1837 in Albany, Albany, New York, dtr of Jos. and Sarah CROSBY ROBINSON Alexander settled in DAvenport after his marriage where he was in partnership with his brother-in-law Jacob MULLEN ELDRIDGE. He worked in the dry goods business for some yers in New York City but returned to Davenport where he joined with Rienholdt SIEG to found the SIEG Iron Company. He helped promote the Hennepin Canal, was responsible for bringing several railroads through the community and was senior trustee for the Calvary Baptist Church in Davenport.
On 15 Dec 1887 Aleander died in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa and is buried with his family in Oakdale Cemetery. Frances died 17 Feb 1915 in San Diego, California. They had 4 children:
a. Ella Ophelia b 5 Mar 1859 in Davenport married John S. THOMPSON and was living in 1928 in Escondido, North, California.
b. Annie Sarah (Anna W. my reference) born 26 Feb 1862 in Davenport married 14 Oct 1885 Dr. Jennings PRICE CRAWFORD, one of Davenport's most prominent surgeons. (see Find-a-Grave) She died 12 Oct 1928 in her Los Angeles, California home. They are buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
c. Frederick CROSBY born 11 Sept 1870 in Davenport died of tuberculosis on 21 Sept 1894 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. He is buried in Oakdale.
d. Joseph ROBINSON born 19 Mar 1876 in Davenport, died 11 Feb 1894 in Davenport of a brain tumor at age 18. Rob was buried in Oakdale.

4. Mary HIGH born 27 Sept 1829 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey married Jacob MULLEN ELDRIDGE, his 2nd wife, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa on 25 Jun 1851...this writer's legacy. See Find-a-Grave and J. M. ELDRIDGE blog.

5. Margaret CLARK born 15 Dec 1831 in Newark, New Jersey, married first Thomas MASON 12 Nov 1856 in Davenport. He died 28 Dec 1862 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery. Margaret married 2nd, James DOUGHERTY 1 Oct 1877 in Davenport. She died 26 May 1912 in Newton, Jasper, Iowa and is buried in Oakdale with Thos. MASON. The MASON couple had 4 children: a. Sarah (no info) b. James Edgar - b. 14 Feb 1859 in Davenport, d 6 Dec 1892 in Laurel, Marshall, Iowa. buried 8 Dec 1892 in Jasper, Iowa's Hickory Grove Cemetery. Jas' son married Edna HASKINS BAWDEN, c Charles W. and d. Thomas S. (no info)

6. Anna CLARK born 22 Oct 1834 in Newark. married Ezra MILLARD on 6 Feb 1855 in Dubuque, Dubuque Iowa. She died 30 Dec 1902 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. (see Find-a-Grave)

7. William BELDEN born 18 Nov 1840 in Newark, served in the Cavalry during the Civil War and lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, He married Mary E. STEEL in Long Beach, L.A., California. He died 1 Jul 1921 in Long Beach.

8. Frances W. born ca 1849 in Davenport, married W. Nevin McCANDLESS/McCANDLISH and was living in Ohama, Hebraska in 1887.

9. Son dead by 1876
10. Dtr dead by 1876

There is noted in some trees the intervention of Phebe M. ROFF as having maternity. She was b 1811 in Mt. Bethel (state?) m. 1833 (no location). I have circled Mary HIGH WILLIAMS as her dtr. Can anyone straighten this out? I thought at one time Phebe was the wife of Nathaniel Williams before he came to Iowa.

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WILLIAMS: Nathaniel GREEN born ca 1774 in New Jersey, of Welsh extraction, married Anna CLARK, moved to Davenport, Scott, IA

Nathaniel G. WILLIAMS born in New Jersey and married Anna CLARK ca 1796 in Westfield, Union, New Jersey.

She was born ca 1779 in Westfield, dtr of Charles and Anna YEOMAN CLARK. She died 20 Dec 1797 in Westfield.

In 1856, Nathaniel moved to Davenport, Scott, Iowa from Elizabethtown, Union, New Jersey to live with his dtr Ann Williams BARROWS. He died in Davenport on 27 Oct 1861 ata ge 87, and is buried on the Willard BARROWS lot in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. Nathaniel GREEN WILLIAMS had 2 children:

1. Charles Clark born 29 Nov 1797 in Westfield, Union, New Jersey
2. Ann H (possibly Hutchinson) born 9 Aug 1808 in Westfield and married Willard BARROWS in 1832 (no date) in Elizabethtown, Union, New Jersey. Willard was born 1806 (no date) in Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts and became a school teacher in Elizabethtown after his education. He next was a surveyor of Indian lands for the US Government. In 1837 while surveying in the West, he met Duncan CAMPBELL ELDRIDGE who persuaded Willard to bring his family to Davenport.

"Barrows New Map of Iowa" published in 1854 attracted many families where the land agency of BARROWS amd MILLARD sold thousands of acres to settlers and speculators. Willard traveled across the plains to California, Central Ameriica and the Carribean, and toward the end of his life, he was active in the banking business in Montana and Idaho gold fields. He died 5 Fan 1868 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Ann died 16 Mar 1887 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. They are buried in Oakdale Cemetery. They had 4 children.

1. Sarah J. born ca 1844 in New Jersey, died 1915 (no date or place)
2. Carie G. (my reference spelling) born ca 1837 in New Jersey
3. Benjamin H. (possibly Hutchinson) born 30 Dec 1847 in Davenport, bur Omaha,Nebraska (no death date)
4. Willard born 1849 in Davenport, died 2 Aug 1849 at age 2 mos and is bur in Oakdale Cemetery.

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TERRILL: Samuel marries Mary TREMAIN and they have 5 children (2 listed in my reference) - dtr Mary marries Stephen BAWDEN in Redruth, Cornwall

Samuel and Mary TREMAIN TERRILL of Redruth, Cornwall, England married 4 Aug 1805 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, had 5 children. No research has been done on this family other than a TERRILL source for 3 more children.

1. Samuel b/ch Jan 1807 (no date)
2. William b/ch July 1809 (no date)
3. George TREMAIN b/ch Nov 1811 (no date) m. 18 Sept 1838, Elizabeth LUKE, (father Thos LUKE) in St. Mary's, Truro, Cornwall. (Cornwall Online Parish records as George Trewin Ferrill), d 1885 St. Thomas, Devonshire. Had at least 7 children.
4. Mary born/christened 8 Apr 1817, m. 4 Sept 1837 in Redruth Church of England (St. Euny's) Stephen BAWDEN b.6 Apr 1812 in Redruth. They had 8 children and came to the US in 1840. (This writer's heritage)
5. Elizabeth born/christened 13 Apr 1820 in Redruth, married Wm. CLEMO Sept 1846, Redruth, (divorced), Arrived in US with Mary and Stephen and dtr Elizabeth Clemo, born Sept 1847 in Redruth.

Elizabeth and her dtr, only child Elizabeth, were living in the household of Stephen and sister Mary TERRILL BAWDEN (above) in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, a mining area, without Mr. CLEMO. Family tradition says "Grandma CLEMO" was divorced and lived with Stephen and Mary in their Rockingham Twp, Scott County, Iowa home until after 1880 when she was a resident of St. Paul, Minnesota with her dtr Elizabeth and grocery wholesaler husband James A. RYAN. After James died 9 Feb 1885 in St. Paul, both Elizabeths returned to Davenport.

Mother Elizabeth returned to Davenport and lived with dtr Elizabeth CLEMO RYAN on 6 Walling Court (now 1700)
Mother Elizabeth died of nervous prostration on 19 Dec 1910, just one week after the death of dtr Elizabeth CLEMO RYAN on 12 Dec 1910. They were members of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

Elizabeth and James A. RYAN had one child. They married in Davenport 28 Jun 1866. They lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. Son Harry CLEMO RYAN was born 18 Jan 1868 in Davenport. He married in Davenport, Edna BURDICK, dtr of Anthony and Elvira / Maria BURDICK. Edna was born 1 Nov 1872 and died 15 Aug 1969 in Pasadena, LA, California and is buried with her family in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. (See Find-a-Grave). Edna and Harry divorced 13 Jan 1910. They had no children. Harry worked for Smith Bros and Burdick, wholesale grocers of Davenport. He died of diabetes in Chicago, Cook, Illinois 6 Jun 1915. Edna married Mr. XXX PROST.

Passenger List for Stephen BAWDEN and Eliza CLEMO from passenger ships and images database.
Arr 10 Aug 1849
Age 28
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Queen of the West

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STOKES: Thomas marries Mary BARNARD of Stephney Parish, London and they came on the "Kent" to the New World

Thos was born ca 1640, probably in London, England, son of John STOKES. The family came on the "Kent", the first ship of English settlers to arrive in New Jersey. They landed in New Castle, Delaware, and immediately went to Burlington, New Jersey, arriving 6 mo 1677. They were Quakers.

1. Sarah married Benjamin MOORE
2. Mary married John HUDSON
3. John married Elizabeth GREEN
4. Thos Jr. married Deliverance HORNER and second Rachel WRIGHT
5. Joseph married Judith LIPPINCOTT and second Mrs. Ann HAINES
6. Son unnamed who moved to South Carolina

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SHIVERS: John was probably born in England, married Sarah (nln) and they had 5 children in NJ (my reference)

John was probably born in England and came to West New Jersey (territory status) where he married Sarah (nln) about 1690. In 1692 he purchased a large tract of land in Waterford Twp where he lived and operated a saw mill until his death on 13 Jan 1716 (no location - prob Waterford).

He died intestate leaving a large estate which included his one-half interest in a two hundred-acre tract of land in Newton Twp. The SHIVERS were Quakers.

1. Samuel married Martha DEACON
2. John married Mary CLEMENT
3. Mary married Thos BATES
4. Hannah married John MATLACK
5. Josiah married Ann BATES

No other info. This surname weighs lightly in my tree. I'm just entering it for anybody to use.

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SHIVERS: John marries Sarah (nln) and they had 5 children in New Jersey...dtr Hannah married John MATLACK

John was probably born in England and came to West New Jersey where he married Sarah (no last name) about 1690. [no mention of Sarah's last name in John MATLACK's blog]. In 1692 he purchased a large tract of land at Waterford Twp where he made his home and operated a new mill until his death on 13 Jan 1716. He died intestate leaving a large estate which included his one-half interest in a two hundred-acre tract in Newton twp. The SHIVERS were Quakers.

1. Samuel married Martha DEACON
2. John married Mary CLEMENT
3. Mary married Thos BATES
4. Hannah married John MATLACK
5. Josiah married Ann BATES

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SCHMIDT: George married Katherine (nln) and they had 2 children in southern Illinois (my reference)

George was born in Germany and came to the US in 1856 where he settled in Beardstown, Cass, Illinois with his wife Katherine (no maiden).

He was pastor of Lutheran Church at Beardstown. They died in Beardstown.

Descendants of George SCHMIDT were mentioned in the will of Edward F. Duval (one L) of Taylorville, Illinois. Luther SCHMIDT, Marie SCHMIDT NICHOLSON, and Ruth schmidt at the funeral of John Frederick Duvall (2 Ls) in 1936, Rev. Arthur SCHMIDT of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a nephew, read prayers.

1. Catherina Elizabeth b 13 Jul 1836 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. She married Henry HANSMEYER (this writer's paternal grandmother's parents)

2. Son (unnamed) who married (no name) and had children. (no info)

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