Wednesday, July 18, 2007

William Briggs DISNEY Timeline

William Briggs DISNEY was the son of George Disney and Anne Elizabeth ANDERSON, born 22 Jul 1853, in Iowa, according to his death certificate. George joined sister Amelia Jane and brother George Luther, and was followed by Martin Luther in 1847, and Alice A. who died in 1852 at age two. His father George died 8 Aug 1855 at age 39. His little brother Martin Luther also died in 1855, and his mother followed them in death in 1856, leaving little William an orphan at age three. They are all buried in Carlisle Cemetery, Allen Township, one-helf mile from the town of Carlisle, Warren County, Iowa.

I've never found them in any 1850 Census, but I believe this is the family in the 1853 Iowa State Census, living in Warren County. GN Disney, with 3 females, and 3 males. That would be daddy George, sons George Luther or Martin Luther, and William Briggs; mama Ann Elizabeth, and daughters Amelia Jane and Alice A.



Source Information: Ancestry.com. Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.


I find a Jesse ORME also in Richland in 1853; presumably this is the same Jesse who married Nancy Disney, daughter of William Disney and Amelison ELLIOT. This was daddy George's sister Nancy Ann. Jesse and Nancy Ann soon move to Nodaway, Adams County, and both die there. I also find an Andrew DIZNEY, who possibly is Andrew Jackson DISNEY 1820-1863, son of Richard DISNEY and --?--. He married Rodema P. BEEBE, ended up in Washington and Keokuk counties, Iowa. This would have been George's first cousin. George was the son of William I. DISNEY, who along with Richard was the son of James 1755-1821, according to Foresman.


1860 - where was little William in 1860? He was only 7! I've searched both Ancestry and Heritage Quest every way I know, with no luck. Amelia had been placed by her mother, according to her obituary, with Dr. & Mrs. Dashiel, of Hartford IA. No mention is made of her brothers William or George, except that one brother is living at the time of her death in 1909.

Update: I think I've found him listed as William BRIGGS, age 6, living with Wm & Mary E. MORGAN (no known connection), aged 24 & 25. I guess I will have to consult Warren Co. court records, and see if there were guardians appointed for the children.



Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Palmyra, Warren, Iowa; Roll: M653_341; Page: 57; Image: 57. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.


I think that I've found Amelia Jane, too. Supposedly she lived with Dr. & Mrs DASHIELL until she was 15, at which point she went to work for the SHOEMAKER family. But at age 13, here she is:
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Ameli Disney
Age in 1860: 13
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Greenfield, Warren, Iowa
Gender: Female
Post Office: Greenbush

Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Thompson 47
Margaret Thompson 41
Nanthaniel M Thompson 21
Orville B Thompson 19
Ameli Disney 13

I don't find an DASHIELLs in the county, in 1860.



Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Greenfield, Warren, Iowa; Roll: M653_341; Page: 119; Image: 119. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.

1 Jan 1869 - William's sister Amelia Jane marries Benjamin F. BROWN in Des Moines, Iowa. She dies in 1909, also in Des Moines.


1870 - I can't be sure, but this might be William working for and living with the McBride family, in adjoining Des Moines, in Polk County, Iowa. Ancestry indexed him as: W Dising, Lee, Polk, IA, born abt 1851 in Iowa, White Male.



Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Lee, Polk, Iowa; Roll: M593_415; Page: 345; Image: 691. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: 1870.


Also found in the 1870 Census: Jesse Orme, 51, Farmer b. Maryland, Nancy Ann 41 Keeping House b. Ohio, and their 3 children William A, 16, works on farm; Heuton (Newton?) D, m, 10, attending school, and Elda, 2. All children b. Iowa. In the same household: George W. Disney, 14, b. Iowa -- works on farm, but has $500 real estate. Jesse's figures are $7250 real, $1867 personal. Maybe this is George Luther, William's brother. The ages are right. 1870 Adams Co., Iowa Census; Post Office: Nodaway, Roll: M593_374, Page: 86, Ancestry Image: 172

c1873 - marries Mary WALTERS, probably in Crawford Co. Arkansas.


1880 United States Federal Census
Name: William B. Disney
Home in 1880: Jasper, Crawford, Arkansas

Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1853
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Mary C.
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members:
Name Age
William B. Disney 27
Mary C. Disney 25
George L. G. Disney 6
Minna C. Disney 3 - my grandmother Minnie




Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jasper, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll: T9_41; Family History Film: 1254041; Page: 513.1000; Enumeration District: 47; Image: 0772. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls.


1880-1884 - Death of Mary Walters in Warren Co. IA. William leaves the children with relatives there, and moves back to Arkansas. When and where did Mary die, and where is she buried?

c1884 - married Lydia Ann BOYD SUTTON, widow. William and Lydia had two daughters, Lillie Ann, born Sept. l885, died July l, l981; and Bertha D. Disney, born 19 Nov l887, d. Jan. l5, l944. The LDS Ancestral File says that Lydia was born Mar 1849 in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, and that she died 4 Jan 1929, also in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas. I don't find her in the census in 1920, however.

1900 - no sign of William, Lydia, Lily or Bertha in 1900, all presumably still in Crawford County, Arkansas. I searched all states, however.


1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William B Disney

Age in 1910: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Iowa
Spouse's name: Lydia Ann
Home in 1910: Van Buren Ward 3, Crawford, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members:
Name Age
William B Disney 56
Lydia Ann Disney 61



Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Van Buren Ward 3, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll: T624_48; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 411. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.


William Briggs Disney died 1 July 1914, almost 70 years old, in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. His daughter Lily FINE was the informant. He is buried in Gill Cemetery, which is east of Van Buren. He's the only Disney buried there, apparently. I don't know where Lydia Ann BOYD SUTTON is buried. AF says she died in 1929. My mother never knew her grandfather, as he died well before her birth in 1928 in Warren County, Iowa.

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