Sunday, July 22, 2007

William Briggs DISNEY's son George Luther Granville and his descendants

William Briggs DISNEY 1853-1912 had children by 1. Mary WALTERS:

Foresman lists Hester as the first child, with no dates, but I see no evidence of her (note at end of post). Roy Lee DISNEY will be covered next. My great-grandmother Minnie DISNEY is covered here: John BAYSINGER, Viola, Minnie and children

I. George L. G. (Luther Granville) Disney is 6 in the 1880 census, born in Arkansas. Foresman says he born 1873, and I think he must have been named for his uncle George Luther DISNEY. He married Ava Marie WELSH 1896, and had sons Cecil (1898-1980, born Illinois) and Luther Granville (1906-1965). I can't find him after 1920, so perhaps he died between 1920 & 1930.

The Illinois Marriage database has a listing for: DISNEY, GEORGE marrying WELSH, NORA ELLEN on 10/24/1896. Vol. 00E page 43 in WARREN County, IL.

1900 United States Federal Census
(index spelling correction submitted to Ancestry)
Name: Geo L Disoney
Home in 1900: Berwick, Warren, Illinois
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Ava E
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Geo L Disoney 26
Ava E Disoney 18
Cecil S Disoney 2


Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Berwick, Warren, Illinois; Roll: T623 350; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 82. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 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. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.


By 1910 George is listed as widowed:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: George Disney

Age in 1910: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Home in 1910: Greenbush, Warren, Illinois
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members:
Name Age
George Disney 35
Cecil S Disney 12
Luther W Disney 4

So Ava died somewhere between 1906 and 1910. George had two sons with her, Cecil S. born 11 Aug 1898, married Ella Carolyn PAULSON 21 Jun 1929 and Luther Granville born 15 May 1906, married Evelyn DEWEY 27 Jan 1934, died 25 Feb 1965, dates according to Foresman.


Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Greenbush, Warren, Illinois; Roll: T624_332; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 137; Image: 105. 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.


By 1920, George has remarried (Hattie) and is living with Cecil and Luther in North Dakota.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: George L Disney
Home in 1920: Tower City, Cass, North Dakota

Age: 45 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Alabama (I clearly see Arkansas)
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Hattie
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 841

Household Members:
Name Age
George L Disney 45
Hattie Disney 26
Cecil Disney 22
Luther Disney 13


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Tower City, Cass, North Dakota; Roll: T625_1332; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.


I haven't as yet found George in the 1930 Census, but I think I found Cecil. If so, he had married shortly before to Ella Carolyn PAULSON, 21 Jun 1929 according to Foresman, but times were hard.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Ceil Disney
Home in 1930: Buffalo, Cass, North Dakota
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Emilie Taugner 65
Ceil Disney 33

The problem with this entry is that this man is marked as single.


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Cass, North Dakota; Roll: 1733; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 99.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

On the other hand, this seems to be Luther, for sure:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Luther Disney
Home in 1930: Grant, Winnebago, Iowa
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Lodger

Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
William Peck 32
Gerthie Peck 29
Eveline I Peck 10
Briselle Peck 9
Glaydes Peck 8
Edna Peck 6
Glenn Peck 5
Donald Peck 2
Junior Peck 7/12
Luther Disney 23


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Grant, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: 688; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 444.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


Cecil Stewart (Stanley?) DISNEY, born 11 Aug 1898, m. Ella Carolyn PAULSON 1929, died Oct 1980, according to the SSDI. His last residence and last benefit were both to Detroit Lakes, Becker Co. MN 56501. Cecil and Ella had 5 children:

1. Irene Francis DISNEY, born 30 Dec 1930, married 21 Jun 1949 Melvin ULRICH, son William.
SSDI: IRENE F ULRICH, 28 Dec 1930-27 May 2006. Last residence: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Co. MN 56537. Last benefit: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Co. MN 56537. SSN: 502-22-3439, issued North Dakota.
2. Delfield J. DISNEY, born 29 Apr 1933, married 26 Nov 1964, N. KAISER, died 10 Apr 1993, Hubbard Co. MN (wife Juanita?) *
3. June Inanda DISNEY, born 20 Nov 1935, married 15 Oct 1955, J. TOMLINSON
4. Sonja Marie DISNEY, born 25 Sep 1943, married 1 Sep 1962, William SELCK, still living in MN
5. Marvin Stewart DISNEY, born 11 Sep 1947 Becker Co. MN, apparently still living in MN

*Ancestry has a record for: Delfield J Disney
Birth Date: Apr 1933
Street address: Hc 6
City: Park Rapids
County: Hubbard
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 56470
Phone Number: 218
Record Number: 428532885
Household Members:
Name Est. Age Birth Year
Delfield J Disney 74 1933
Juanita M Disney 62 1945
Kyle S Disney 39 1968 - looks like Kyle is now living in either WI or WA, or perhaps still in MN


Luther Granville married Evelyn DEWEY in 1934 and had 3 children:

1. Cleo Corrine DISNEY, born 22 Mar 1935, married 27 Jun 1956 Carroll DAHLGREN.
2. George Vernon DISNEY, born 30 Mar 1937, married 1958 Marilyn TRIPP. Looks like George may still be alive, and living in Clarion IA, along with some of his children.
3. Vernial Rae DISNEY, born 11 Oct 1941, married Richard A. Nelson, living Minneapolis MN 1973.

Evelyn DISNEY died Oct 1973, according to the SSDI.


William Briggs Disney's daughters by 2. Mrs. Lydia Ann BOYD SUTTON will be covered in a later post.


Hester is said by Foresman to be a daughter of William Briggs DISNEY and Mary WALTERS. She is said to have married Harry PHILLIPS, and children:

1. Hugh Phillips born 19 Nov 1899 White Oak twp, Warren Co. IA
2. Gladys Ruth Phillips
3. Edith Phillips born 18 Aug 1902 White Oak twp, Warren Co. IA

I see, in the Iowa State Census, 1895, a Hester Disney, age 14, born IA?, living in Liberty twp, Warren County. I guess I will have to order this census, since Ancestry has no images linked. If this is the same Hester Foresman references, I see no evidence to link her to WB & Mary.

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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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