Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ferris/Farris BAYSINGER, Jennie PATTERSON and their children


Ferris Baysinger is the oldest child ofElias Henry Baysinger, who was born 26 Dec 1832 in Breckinridge Co. Kentucky, son of Peter Baysinger and Elizabeth RICE.

Elias first married Margaret JONES, 9 July 1854 in Warren Co. Iowa (Certificate #11, William P. Jenkins, J.P.). Does anyone have any information about Margaret Jones - who her family were, when and where she was born, where she lived after the divorce, and when and where she died?

Cousin Terri says that they were in Kansas 1854-1860, and that the couple was divorced 1858 in Kansas. Larry Payne wrote to the Baysinger list with this information, "An article in the March 2, 1858 issue of the Freeman's Champion of Prairie City, Kansas states

PETITION for DIVORCE - Elias H. Baysinger vs Margaret E. Baysinger

Defendant absent for more than two years. Defendant is
non-resident. Case to be heard October
Term in Lecompton U.S. District Court 2nd Jidicial Dist. K.T. (Kansas Territory)"

Elias was in Kansas with Peter, his father, and their part in "Bloody Kansas" is mentioned in Congressional Records of the time. It is intriguing that they are spoken of as "armed Missourians," not Iowans.

Elias and Margaret Jones had one child, Ferris (or Farris) I. Baysinger, born July 1857, according to the 1900 Census. Evidently he was raised by his mother and her second husband. Does anyone have a birth record for Ferris, a divorce or second marriage record for Margaret?

I see Ferris in the Iowa State Census, taken in 1895. Ancestry extraction lists him as Faris I. Baysinger, age 40, race white, birthplace: Clarke IA; residence: Ward, Clarke Co.

Farris Isaiah BAYSINGER married Jennie PATTERSON b. c1849 PA, in Clark City, Iowa. they were farmers near Osceola, Iowa, which is where he and Jennie are buried. They had 3 children:
  1. Robert Lindley Baysinger b. 4 Jan 1882 Clark, Iowa, d. 17 Jun 1979, married Maude Eva CLAVER 27 Mar 1907, Murry, Iowa (Eva was b. 17 June 1874, Clarke Co. Iowa, d. 1959, Mt Moriah, MO), both bur. in Sharon Chapel Cemetery, south of Mount Moriah, Mercer Co. Missouri
  2. Olive Baysinger b. July 1884 m. Pearl EIVINS 19 March 1906, in Iowa or Missouri, bur. Rose Hill Cemetery, Ridgeway, Missouri
  3. John Baysinger, b. Sept. 1886, died at age 23, never married, bur. Osceola, Iowa Cemetery.
Robert's SSDI record: ROBERT BAYSINGER, 4 Jan 1882 - Jul 1963. Last residence: Missouri. SSN: 491-42-3944, issued: Missouri
Pearl Eivins: PEARL EIVINS, 18 Aug 1883 - May 1972. Last residence: Osceola, Clarke Co. IA 50213. SSN: 500-07-6443, issued: Missouri. I don't see Olive.

Here is Jennie with her family in 1880, shortly before she and Farris married:

Name: Jennie Patterson
Home in 1880: Jackson, Clarke, Iowa
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to head-of-household: Daughter
Father's name: John
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's name: Sarah
Mother's birthplace: PA
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
John Patterson 57
Sarah Patterson 51
Lucretia Patterson 25
King Patterson 24
Amanda Patterson 22
Jennie Patterson 31
Chads Patterson 20
Robert Patterson 18
Eliza Patterson 16
Cora Patterson 11
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Clarke, Iowa; Roll: T9_333; Family History Film: 1254333; Page: 182.3000; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 0004.

Perhaps this is Ferris? in the 1880:

Name: Frank Frizzil
Home in 1880: Jackson, Clarke, Iowa
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to head-of-household: Head
Father's birthplace: OH
Mother's birthplace: PA
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Clarke, Iowa; Roll: T9_333; Family History Film: 1254333; Page: 181.2000; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 0003.

I read the entire township, and this is the only possible fellow. Not a good match, but -- where is he in 1880? If this is him, he's no help to find Margaret JONES in 1880, either!

Doris Ceradsky says that Ferris and Jennie and their children homesteaded in New Mexico for four or five years, but spent most of their lives in Clarke Co. Iowa and Harrison Co. Missouri. I searched the GLO site for New Mexico and did find John's Land Patent http://valorie.zimmerman.googlepages.com/JohnBaysingerLandPatent.GIF in Roosevelt Co. NM and one for Pearl Eivins in the same county. I did not find records of Farris or Robert on GLO.

The family in 1900:

Name: Fred H Basinger (?)
Home in 1900: Washington, Clarke, Iowa
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Jennie
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Fred H Basinger 47
Jennie Basinger 48
Robert L Basinger 18
Olice Basinger 15
John Basinger 13

Here are Robert & Maude in 1910:

Name: Robert L Baysinger
Age in 1910: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse's name: Maude E
Home in 1910: Ward, Clarke, Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Robert L Baysinger 28
Maude E Baysinger 23
Norma L Baysinger 1

and I think that this is Ferris and Jennie:

Name: Isrel Baysinger
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Spouse's name: Jenny
Home in 1910: Green Bay, Clarke, Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Isrel Baysinger 58
Jenny Baysinger 60

Olive, Pearl and their children are in New Mexico, next-door to John:

Name: Pearl H Ewins
[Pearl H Eivins]
Age in 1910: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Iowa
Spouse's name: Olive M
Home in 1910: Pearson, Roosevelt, New Mexico
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Pearl H Ewins 25
Olive M Ewins 24
Florence O Ewins 4
Marvin A Ewins 2
Harley O Ewins 2/12

Next-door. John M Baysinger
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Pearson, Roosevelt, New Mexico
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Robert and family in 1920:

Name: Robert L Baysinger
Home in 1920: Green Bay, Clarke, Iowa
Age: 38 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Eva M
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 622
Household Members: Name Age
Robert L Baysinger 38
Eva M Baysinger 34
Arline Baysinger 6
Mildred Baysinger 1

Pearl and Olive in 1920:
Name: Pearl H Evan
Home in 1920: Center, Decatur, Iowa
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Olive
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 577
Household Members: Name Age
Pearl H Evan 36
Olive Evan 35
Florence Evan 13
Marvin Evan 12
Harley Evan 10
Rollin Evan 2

I think this is NOT Ferris in 1920, but I include it just in case:

Name: Isaac S Bussing
Home in 1920: Ottumwa Ward 5, Wapello, Iowa
Age: 64 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Ella S
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 926
Household Members: Name Age
Isaac S Bussing 64
Ella S Bussing 62
Esther M Bussing 22

I have been unable to find Elias, Margaret or Ferris in the 1860 Census so far.

The rest of Elias Henry Baysinger's wives and children are here:

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