Thursday, June 23, 2016

Goosics, early residents of Warren County, Iowa - findings on the Warren Co. IA Genweb, Linkpendium

The Goosics didn't come quite as early as the Disneys, and were not as numerous as the Baysingers. Here is what I find on a search of the Warren Co. IA Genweb:

WARREN COUNTY TAX LIST – 1855
in Washington Township: Goosic, Andrew

Index of Warren County Marriages 1849-1899 (Brides)
BRIDE GROOM DATE
Goosic, Delilah Nichollson, Elisha 15 Oct 1854
Goosic, Margaret Stierwalt, William A. 14 Apr 1870
Goosic, Mary Nichelson, William 8 Aug 1866
Goosic, Sarah Basinger, Elias H. 15 Aug 1861
Wilkinson, Nora C. Goosic, James E. 1 Mar 1877

Index of Warren County Marriages 1849-1899 (Grooms)
GROOM BRIDE DATE
Nichelson, William Goosic, Mary 8 Aug 1866
Nichollson, Elisha Goosic, Delilah 15 Oct 1854
Goosic, A. T. Jr. [Andrew Jackson Jr.] Burner, Lavina 17 Jun 1813
Goosic, James E. Wilkinson, Nora C. 1 Mar 1877

In order to take a more global look, I went to Linkpendium's Goosic page.

* Findagrave reports 54 Goosic graves, mostly in Nebraska, some in Iowa, Wyoming and other places.

* Ysearch reports that someone is doing a Ydna study of the Goosic line! That's exciting.

GOOSIC (G220) at ROOTSWEB

* FamilySearch yields 412 results for Name: Goosic. Some of those are immigrants from various countries in Europe, so it seems we have a few very different lines of Goosics.

Linkpendium also yielded some pages such as this, which I got via FTP (excerpted):

* Switzerland, IN 1820  Federal Census [Indiana, not Switzerland!]
ftp://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/in/switzerland/1820/

                                         |WHITE MALES            |WHITE FEMALES      |     |OCCUPATIONS|MALE SLAVES    |FEMALE SLAVES  |FREE BLACK MALES |FREE BLACK FEMALES|
                                         |    10  16  16  26     |    10  16  26     |# of |           |    14  26     |    14  26     |    14  26       |     14   26      |
       Head of Household                 |to  to  to  to  to  45 |to  to  to  to  45 |For- |           |to  to  to  45 |to  to  to  45 |to  to  to   45  |to   to   to   45 |
PG#    LAST NAME        FIRST NAME       |10  16  18  26  45  up |10  16  26  45  up |eign |AGR COM MFG|14  26  45  up |14  26  45  up |14  26  45   up  |14   26   45   up |REMARKS
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172b   Goosic           Peter             2   .   1   2   .   1   1   .   .   1   .   .     2   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .    .    .    .    .

Findagrave seems a very rich source, and I'll continue to use it to find my elusive ancestors and other relatives. Linkpendium itself is so rich! If you are not using it, you are losing out.


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Disneys, Pioneers to Warren County, Iowa - findings on Warren Co. IA Genweb

The history of the Disneys in Warren County, Iowa begins very early, 1846, and continues in pioneer deaths, as is told in the Warren County, Iowa Genweb page here: http://www.iagenweb.org/warren/cemeteries/carlislehistory.html.

Hadleys, Ormes and Browns, and even a connection to the underground railway during the Civil War also weave into this story.

Names, dates and places:

* Jacob Disney arrived in the Summerset-Carlisle, Iowa, area in the spring of 1846, from Knox County, Ohio. With him: Richard Hadley and Jacob's brother Mordecai Disney.

* Hadley and Disney were the first burials in Carlisle Cemetery, in summer 1846, both dead of cholera.

Eliza and Joseph Petre, relatives of Disney, finished out the claim and deeded the cemetery to the county in 1860. Eliza and Joseph's son, Albert Petre, was the first [white] child born in that area.

* Mordecai Disney, blacksmith, later went to California (1849?) to dig for gold.

* "The third burial in Carlisle Cemetery was that of a little girl, Cordelia Orme, who had been born in Knox County, Ohio. Her grave is unmarked. Cordelia was the daughter of Jesse and Nancy Disney Orme, married Jan 27, 1850 in Knox County, Ohio. Nancy was a sister of Jacob Disney's so Cordelia was buried beside her uncle. The little girl had died while the family was migrating to Nodaway in Page County, Iowa."

* "The next grave in the first row is that of Harriet Anderson. Legend says she was the sweetheart of Richard Hadley and came to Iowa intending to be married to him. Possibly she came from Ohio with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. George Disney, or with her brothers, Charles Luther Anderson and Leonard Anderson. They all came to Iowa about 1850. Harriet was the daughter of Leonard and Nancy Penn Anderson, and she died in Iowa in 1851 at the age of 20 years, 4 months and 16 days. "

Mr. & Mrs. George Disney (Anne Elizabeth Anderson) came from Ohio to Carlisle ~1850.

* "The next stone marks the grave of Alice A. Disney, daughter of G.I. and A.E. Disney, who died June 11, 1852 at the age of 2 years, 4 months. Next is Martin Luther Disney who was 8 years, 8 months and 21 days when he died in 1855. Beside him is the grave of George Disney who died August 8, 1855 at the age of 39 years, 8 months and 15 days. His wife, Anne Elizabeth Anderson Disney is beside him. She died March 14, 1856 at the age of 31 years, 5 months and 7 days."

Carlisle Cemetery Burials
NAME BIRTH DEATH
DISNEY, Alice A. 3 Feb 1850* 11 June 1852
DISNEY, Ann Elizabeth 11 Oct 1824* 18 Mar 1856
DISNEY, George N. 24 Nov 1815* 8 Aug 1855
DISNEY, Jacob 1846
DISNEY, Martin Luther 19 Apr 1846* 9 Jan 1855
In addition, Amelia Jane Disney Brown is buried in Carlisle Cemetery.

My thanks to the photographers and researchers who created the Findagrave tribute pages and those on the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project.


Warren County Iowa Probate Index
ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME MID. NAME NUMBER COLLECTION
3693 Disney G. N. OFA  Courthouse
3694 Disney George N. 3 Courthouse


There is a mention on the history of the Indian Valley Cemetery, that "The Christian Union Church at Cool, Iowa, was organized November 11, 1893. The first members were Elizabeth Morris, Maude Butler, Sarah Goodrich, Rebecca Coatney, Lizzie Hess, Ella R. King, Anna R. New, Lizzie Disney."


Warren County Iowa Original Land Owners
DISNEY, George N.

The BLM website reports:

Names On Document Miscellaneous Information
DISNEY, GEORGE N,
WILLIAMS, SAMUEL
  Land Office: Fort Des Moines
  US Reservations: No
  Mineral Reservations: No
  Authority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
Document Numbers Survey Information
Document Nr: 74075 Total Acres: 40.00

In short, he got 40 acres for his service in the War of 1812. Dated 2/1/1854 , Doc #74075, State of  IA Meridian: 5th PM, Twp - Rng: 077N - 022 W, , Aliquots: SE¼SE¼, Sec # 36, Warren County.

Who is Samuel Williams? There is a Samuel Williams listed in Warren County Iowa Original Land Owners.

1853 WARREN COUNTY IOWA SPECIAL CENSUS
The Code of Iowa 1853, chapter 95, a act to provide for taking the census of a part of Warren County, the township assessors of township 77 north, ranges 25, 24, 23 and so much of range 22
as lay in Warren County were to take a census of this township when they assessed it in 1853.

Township 77, ranges 22 - 25 comprise just the top tier of Warren County; therefore, the 1853 Warren County special census only included the green area on the map to the right.

This census included the following information:
NAME = Name of head of household
MALES = Number of males
FEMALES = Number of females
VOTE = Number of persons entitled to vote
MILITIA = Number of persons elligable for military duty
TOTAL = Total number of people in the household

NAME MALES FEMALES VOTE MILITIA TOTAL TOWNSHIP
DISNEY, G. N. 3 3 1 1 6 Richland
DIZNEY, Andrew 1 2 1 1 3 Richland

WARREN COUNTY TAX LIST – 1855
Richland Township: Disney, G.N.

Index of Warren County Marriages 1849-1899 (Grooms)
GROOM BRIDE DATE
Phillips, Harry (26) Disney, Hester (18) 11 Jan 1899

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Warren County, Iowa, USA on USGenWeb site -- Baysingers

Quick shout-out to the fine work that Iowa GenWeb does. My mother was born in Warren County, and her Baysingers, Disneys, Goosics had all been there for generations. Her father's people, the McBees were there for a time as well. (Below is what is found for the Baysingers, not including the Census, which I find at MyHeritage.)

Tonight I happened upon a database I've never heard of before, the OLD AGE PENSION TAX LIST – 1935 Otter Township

Assessor’s List of Those Subject to Old Age Pension Tax for the Year 1935, 
Otter Township, Warren County, Iowa, Filed March 16, 1935 by A. H. Traub, Warren County Auditor

To the Treasurer of said County: This book contains a complete list, arranged alphabetically, of residents of Otter Township in the said county, who are over 21 years of age, and subject to a tax of $2.00, payable in 1935 for the benefit of the Old Age Pension Fund, as required by Section 34, Chapter 19, Acts of the Forty-fifth General Assembly in extraordinary session.

You can consult it here: http://www.iagenweb.org/warren/tax_lists/old_age1935ottertwp.html

Listed are:

NAME P. O. ADDRESS BIRTH DATE COLOR SEX BIRTH PLACE FATHER'S NAME MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME EMPLOYER (if any)

Byers, Charles William Indianola, IA Dec 6, 1892 W M IA Jefferson Byers Sarah Baysinger
Byers, Sarah Frances Indianola, IA Sep 8, 1865 W F IA Elias Baysinger Martin
Clary, Nora E. Ackworth, IA Nov 18, 1886 W F IA Jeff Baysinger
Mosher, Grace Indianola, IA Sep 15, 1892 W F IA Pete A. Baysinger Byers
Oldaker, Edna Fae Indianola, IA June 3, 1912 W F IA Olin Mosher Grace Baysinger

By the way, there was one person on that page listed with an employer. Hard times in Otter Township. Of course, most were farming.

The same tax in 1936 Linn Township yields
Baysinger, Nellie Cumming, IA Nov 4, 1873 W F Mahaska Co., IA Frank White Kit Ogden

OLD AGE PENSION TAX LIST – 1935 Carlisle
NAME P. O. ADDRESS BIRTH DATE COLOR SEX BIRTH PLACE FATHER'S NAME MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME EMPLOYER (if any)
Prall, Eva Carlisle, IA Feb 2, 1894 W F Carlisle, IA William Baysinger Sarah Borrall House Wife
Prall, Kail Carlisle, IA Jan 27, 1913 W M Carlisle, IA Fred Prall Eva Baysinger None

OLD AGE PENSION TAX LIST – 1936 Carlisle
NAME P. O. ADDRESS BIRTH DATE COLOR SEX BIRTH PLACE FATHER'S NAME MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME EMPLOYER (if any)
Prall, Eva Carlisle, IA Feb 2, 1894 W F Carlisle, IA Wm. Baysinger Sarah Borall None
Prall, Kail Carlisle, IA Jan 27, 1913 W M Carlisle, IA Fred Prall Eva Baysinger None

OLD AGE PENSION TAX LIST – 1935 Belmont Township
NAME P. O. ADDRESS BIRTH DATE COLOR SEX BIRTH PLACE FATHER'S NAME MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME EMPLOYER (if any)
Baysinger, Ferris H. Pleasantville, IA M
Baysinger, Martha May Pleasantville, IA M
Baysinger, Pete A. Pleasantville, IA M
Baysinger, Roberta L. Pleasantville, IA F

OLD AGE PENSION TAX LIST – 1936 Belmont Township
NAME P. O. ADDRESS BIRTH DATE COLOR SEX BIRTH PLACE FATHER'S NAME MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME EMPLOYER (if any)
Baysinger, P. A. Pleasantville, IA M

1879 Directory, Otter Township
BAYSINGER, E.H., farmer, and brick-maker, Sec. 4; P.O. Indianola; was born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, in 1833, and removed to Illinois in 1835, and afterwards to Indiana, and came to this county first in 1852; he is a farmer and owns 90 acres of land; he spent six years in Kansas, from 1854 to 1860, and was in the John Brown raid; after his return to this county, he engaged in brick-making, and has made the largest portion of the brick used in the buildings of Indianola; he has held township offices; he married Miss Sarah Goosic, in 1861; she was born in Ohio; they have eight children: Phebe A., Mary E., Sarah F., Peter A., William, John F., Eda B., James.

In the Index of Warren County Marriages 1900-1920 (Grooms)
VOL. PAGE GROOM AGE BRIDE AGE DATE
M 466 Baysinger, Carl 21 Gregg, Nellie 25 9 June 1914
L 53 Baysinger, Elias W. 38 Person, Ida May 38 11 Dec 1907
L 498 Baysinger, Henry 23 Kendall, Bertha 18 15 Nov 1910
O 290 Baysinger, Henry 31 Archer, Grace 19 25 Oct 1919

K 4 Baysinger, James A. 27 Clary, Mary Ethel 18 1 Dec 1903
M 118 Mosher, Olin John 18 Baysinger, Grace 19 3 Mar 1912
L 448 Prall, Fred L. 21 Baysinger, Eva May 16 3 July 1910

Index of Warren County Marriages 1900-1920 (Brides)
VOL. PAGE BRIDE AGE GROOM AGE DATE
O 290 Archer, Grace 19 Baysinger, Henry 31 25 Oct 1919
L 448 Baysinger, Eva May 16 Prall, Fred L. 21 3 July 1910
M 118 Baysinger, Grace 19 Mosher, Olin John 18 3 Mar 1912
K 4 Clary, Mary Ethel 18 Baysinger, James A. 27 1 Dec 1903
L 498 Kendall, Bertha 18 Baysinger, Henry 23 15 Nov 1910
L 53 Person, Ida May 38 Baysinger, Elias W. 38 11 Dec 1907
M 466 Gregg, Nellie 25 Baysinger, Carl 21 9 June 1914

Index of Warren County Marriages 1849-1899 (Grooms)
GROOM BRIDE DATE
Baysinger, Elias Jones, Margaret 9 Jul 1854
Baysinger, Elias W. (23) Burrall, Sarah F. (22) 11 Jun 1893
Baysinger, John (22) Stephenson, Viola (19) 3 Jul 1893
Baysinger, John (22) Disney, Minnie (17) 25 Apr 1894

Baysinger, Peter A. (24) Byers, Martha M. (19) 11 Oct 1891
Byers, Elijah J. (21) Baysinger, Sarah J. (20) 14 Mar 1886
Sipult, William Baysinger, Mary E. 15 Feb 1881
Snyder, Fletcher Baysinger, Phoebe Anne 4 Sep 1875
Dilley, Joseph R. (43) Baysinger, Belle (18) 17 Jun 1892

Index of Warren County Marriages 1849-1899 (Brides):
BRIDE GROOM DATE
Baysinger, Belle (18) Dilley, Joseph R. (43) 17 Jun 1892
Baysinger, Mary E. Sipult, William 15 Feb 1881
Baysinger, Phoebe Anne Snyder, Fletcher 4 Sep 1875

Baysinger, Sarah J. (20) Byers, Elijah J. (21) 14 Mar 1886
Burrall, Sarah F. (22) Baysinger, Elias W. (23) 11 Jun 1893
Byers, Martha M. (19) Baysinger, Peter A. (24) 11 Oct 1891
Disney, Minnie (17) Baysinger, John (22) 25 Apr 1894
Stephenson, Viola (19) Baysinger, John (22) 3 Jul 1893


Index of Warren County Divorces 1904-1960
Number Husband Age Marriage Date # Prior Marr. Wife Age Divorce Date # Prior Marr.
5343 Baysinger, Henry I. 28 Nov 15, 1910 none Bertha E. Baysinger 24 Nov 11, 1916 none

Index to Warren County Deaths 1880-1903
NAME SEX PLACE OF BIRTH AGE DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH PLACE OF BURIAL PAGE VOL
Baysinger, E. [Elias] H. m Kentucky 69y November 8, 1900 Otter Township Indianola 44 2
Baysinger, Laura f Otter Twp, Warren Co, IA 4 hrs October 1, 1882 Otter Township Indianola 28 1
Baysinger, Leonard M. m Otter Twp, Warren Co, IA 9m February 2, 1898 Otter Township Hammondsburg Cemetery 13 2
Baysinger, Sarah M. f Ohio 40y October 1, 1882 Otter Township Indianola 28 1

Warren County Iowa OBITUARY Index
LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME DATE PAGE
Baysinger Charles W. 1995 21
Baysinger Donald 1997 8
Baysinger Ethel 1950 5
Baysinger Ferris H. 1983 10
Baysinger Ferris H. 1983 11
Baysinger Ferris H. 1983 13
Baysinger Ferris Herbert 1983 24
Baysinger Grace Archer 1934 3
Baysinger Isaac Henry 1964 9
Baysinger James Absolom 1962 9
Baysinger Mary Ethel 1950 6
Baysinger Roberta L. 1989 15
Baysinger Wm. 1923 7

Hammondsburg Cemetery Burials (the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project has the photos)
NAME BIRTH      DEATH
BAYSINGER, Elias W. 1869  - 1923
BAYSINGER, George 1 Nov 1914 - 27 Jan 1916
BAYSINGER, infant son 1914 - 25 Apr 1914
BAYSINGER, Leonard M. May 1887 - 2 Feb 1888
BAYSINGER, Sarah F. 1870 - 1904

IOOF Indianola Cemetery Burial Records
NAME BIRTH DEATH
BAYSINGER, Elias Henry 26 Dec 1832 8 Nov 1900
BAYSINGER, Elizabeth J. 23 Aug 1862* 27 Dec 1862
BAYSINGER, Grace 1900 1933
BAYSINGER, Henry 1887 1964
BAYSINGER, Sarah Maria 13 Feb 1842 1 Oct 1882

Motor Cemetery Burials
NAME BIRTH     DEATH
BAYSINGER, Martha M. 1871 - 1937
BAYSINGER, Peter A. 1867 - 1942

Peterson-Richardson Funeral Home Book INDEX
LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME YEAR BOOK PAGE
Baysinger Elias William 1923 Book 1 71
Baysinger George 1916 Book 1 71
Baysinger Paul Earnest 1936 Book 1 71
Baysinger Robert Eugene 1914 Book 1 72

Warren County Iowa Probate Index
ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME MID. NAME NUMBER COLLECTION
757 Baysinger Elias H. 1819 Courthouse
758 Baysinger F. H. 13358 Library
759 Baysinger Lydia A. 2139 Courthouse
760 Baysinger Nancy Ann 2170 Courthouse
761 Baysinger Peter A. 6167 Library

Some of the records can be copied; contact the Warren County Historical Society for more information. http://www.warrencountyhistory.org/

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Mysteries and questions

Mysteries and questions are what got me hooked doing genealogy, many years ago. My sister had found our great-grandfather in the 1900 Warren County, Iowa census, and with the help of a cousin, we found his will, since he died soon after 1900. But what was described in his will did not seem to match the family we had seen in 1900. And of course there is no 1890 census to consult, so real digging and thinking was required.

And so it has continued. Every time I've gone back over stuff I've found before, I see it with new eyes, and it both teaches me to see what I didn't see before, and always also raises more questions.

The latest: one of my mother's cousins was listed as a widow, living with her family of birth and young child in rural northern Missouri in the 1900 census. So of course once I found the name of her first husband, I searched for their marriage record and his death. And then I found him, apparently alive and well, living with his family, in the same county. You can see the census image on his page, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Boyd-6597.

Now, this could be an entirely different person, perhaps? Boyd is a rather common surname, and some of the other names don't match. But Almarion? Not too many men about with that name! So I'm thinking that either the marriage was one of convenience, or fictional. I know that she married later, although I've not found that marriage record either. Now: what happened to Almarion?

Fortunately right now I have a subscription to MyHeritage.com, which makes it easy to find people, link them up, and prove their existence with census images and other public records, as well as check with some other online databases such as FamilySearch family tree, other MyHeritage trees, Geni and Wikitree.

Wikitree is fantastic! Now that I'm using it heavily, I find more and more profiles I can link to, and contribute to, rather than have to create them all. I hope by uploading census images and other information, I can find more prospective cousins to upload family photos, letters, and stories concerning their ancestors and relatives. My focus right now is to find all the recent* relatives I can on MyHeritage, and create wikitree profiles for them. It's a bit of work to add the spouse, children, sibs and parents for each person, and link each image to all the people, but it's well worth the work, in my opinion. The wikitree experts are very helpful, too.

When my daddy died it comforted me to write little stories I remembered about him. This is one lovely way to use Wikitree. Another is to upload photos and other documents, which I am doing now. My ultimate goal is to connect with cousins and do more difficult research, further back in time. But while I have MyHeritage, I will use it until I have sucked all the relatives out if it that I can find. Join me, cousins!


*recent means those found in the 1940 census. Living people's profiles are private by default on Wikitree.

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