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Anyone who sees an error in this book, and 
can correct it, or who can aid me in making the 
records more complete, is requested to do so. 
Address me at 626 St. Francis Ave., Wichita, 

Dec. 3, 1906. A. CONNET. 

"Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother" 











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This little volume is intended as a memorial of 
my father and mother. To me their life and 
faith and prayers and councils have been a con- 
stant inspiration, and I humbly hope that, 
through divine grace, I may be permitted, when 
done with time, to meet them in the better land. 

I am painfully conscious of the incomplete- 
ness of this work. No doubt many interesting 
facts have been lost, while only the briefest men- 
tion could be made of those facts that have come 
down to us. 

I wish here to acknowledge my indebtedness 
toF.O. Conant's book, "History and Genealogy 
of the Conant Family," also to letters received 
from him, to the Family Record in my grand- 
father Connet's Family Bible, to a copy of the 
Family Record in my grandfather French's 
Bible, received many years ago, to my brother 
Oliver Connet for valuable aid, and to all who 
have furnished data, or in any way aided me in 
the work. 


Murray, Okla., Feb. 1, 1906. 


F. O. Conant, in his able and exhaustive work, 
History and Genealogy of the Conant family, 
says in the Introduction "The Conant family ap- 
pears to be primarily of Celtic descent. Nobody 
knows when the Celts first settled in Britain, 
for at the beginning of authentic history the 
island was inhabited by them. Records remain 
to show that the name Conant in very nearly its 
present form, has existed in England for over 
600 years. The orthography has varied con- 
siderably, due principally to the ignorance of 
clerks. In England 32 ways of writing the 
name have been found, and in America 18 ways, 
9 of which are included in the foregoing, making 
41 variations in all. In Devonshire, England, 
the old home of the family, tho the name is writ- 
ten Conant, the common pronunciation is Con- 
net or Cunnet." — History and Genealogy of the Con- 
ant Family, by F. 0. Conant. 


In the above Mr. Conant includes the various 
ways of writing the name Connet. 

In America the name Connet, tho variously- 
written, is now a distinct name from Conant, and 
will be so regarded in this work. It appears 
from Mr. Conant 's work that it had become a 
distinct name in England, tho in some instances 
the same person's name seems to have been writ- 
ten Conant and sometimes Connet, with still 
other variations. He finds a large number of 
Connets in England, most of them in the County 
of Devon, one of the S. W. counties. He says 
in a letter to the writer, "Undoubtedly the Con- 
nets came from Devonshire, England." This is 
the opinion of Harry Connett, a Major in the Sal- 
vation Army, Cleveland, Ohio, but formerly 
from Devonshire, England. 

I make special note of the following variations 
in writing the name: Conet, Connet, Conett, 
Connett, Cunnet, Cunnett. For other variations 
see Mr. Conant's book. 

The writer has not been able to learn at what 
date the first or any subsequent migration of 
Connets reached America. The eastern branch 
of Narragansett Bay is called Seakonet or Sea- 
connet, but when or by whom so named, the 
author does not know. It is certain there were 
Connets in America at an early date. Mr. Con- 
ant finds that there was an Indian named Will- 


iam Connett at Yantic, Conn., in 1682. He has 
recently learned that there were Connets at 
Charlestown, Mass., at a very early date. I here 
quote in full a letter received from Mr. Conant, 
that will, I am sure, interest all Connets. 

Portland, Me., February 16, 05. 
Dear Sir: 

I have just made a very interesting discovery, 
viz: that Henry Connet, on page 563 of my book, 
was born in Charlestown, Mass., son of John 
Connet, who was a son of James Connet and 
Mehetable, dr. of Richard Gardner. The name 
Gardner is suggestive, for in my book a Gardner 
Connet, living in New Jersey, 1728, is mentioned; 
doubtless he was a son or grandson. Henry 
had brothers, James, b. 1690, John, b. 1692, Mat- 
thew, b. 1700, and a sister Sarah, b. 1695. The 
names James and Matthew are also names found 
among the New Jersey Connets, and I think the 
whole family moved to New Jersey. 

The James born in 1690 was most likely your 
great, great grandfather. I do not feel sure that 
John was the father of these brothers. It may 
be the first James was. Hill Wyman's Genealo- 
gies and Estates of Charlestown say, "John, son 
of James, was father of James, John, Henry, 
Matthew." This first James was apparently 
ancester of a large part, if not all the New Jersey 
Connets. Yours truly, 



If Mr. Conant is correct in his opinion that the 
James Connet named above, born in 1690, is the 
author's great, great grandfather, then we are 
able to trace our ancestry back 215 years. And 
if he is correct, most, if not all the Connets in 
America are related, unless there have been sub- 
sequent migrations of the family to this country. 
While Mr. Conant is probably correct, we lack 
positive evidence. I, therefore, begin the gene- 
alogy of my branch of the family with my great 
grandfather, about whom I know but little, ex- 
cept his name and the names of his children. 

1 . James Connet, the writers great grand- 
father, was born about 1730, place not known. 
Late in life he lived in Essex Co., N. J. He mar- 
ried twice, name of first wife not known. Name 
of second wife, Amy Kelly, w. of Harris. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Moses. 

ii. William. 

iii. John, who was murdered by a Mr. Mc- 
Daniel, William or James, both names have been 
given to the writer. McDaniel was executed. 

iv. Sarah. She married a man by the name 
of Meshet, first name not known. 

Children by second wife: 

v. Mary. She married Van Northwick, first 
name not known. 

vi. James, the writer's grandfather, b. April 
14, 1764, probably in Essex Co. N. J. m. 


vii. Spencer, married Phebe . They 

had several children. He lived in sight of grand- 
father's, and died young. 

It is believed that William and Moses were 
both married, that they had children and that 
they lived near grandfather's, but that John was 
not married. There were Van Northwicks at 
Bound Brook, N. J. in 1890, but no Connets were 
living in that vicinity at that date. Old people 
living there said there had been Connets there, 
but could give no definite information in regard 
to them. Neither were there any Meshets or 
Van Orticks there at that time, but there were 
Van Northwicks there. 

2. (vi.) James, (James), the writer's grand- 
father, b. April 14, 1764, d. June 25, 1845. near 
Prosperity, Pa. He married in Essex Co., N. J., 
Oct. 21, 1793, Jane, dr. of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(— ) Powel, b. Dec. 17, 1776, in Essex Co., N. J., 
d. Sept. 2, 1846, near Prosperity, Pa. Joseph 
Powel was of Dutch decent, a cooper, and a sol- 
dier in the Revolutionary war. He removed to 
Albany, N. Y. and died there. James Connet 
was a weaver. He and his wife appear to have 
removed one or more times during their stay in 
N. J., for the testimony is that they lived in Es- 
sex Co., that they lived in Morris township, not 
far from Elizabeth, not far from Mendham, twen- 
ty miles from the ocean, and in hearing of the 
church bells at Bound Brook. They were mem- 


bers of the Presbyterian church. Grandfather's 
parents were both dead when he and grand- 
mother were married. They moved to Wash- 
ington Co., Pa., in 1801 and lived and died on a 
little farm of about 40 acres about three miles 
N. E. of where the village of Prosperity now 
stands. Grandmother said that grandfather's 
folks were of English decent. 

Late in life they united with the Bethel, Cum- 
berland Presbyterian, church at Vanburen, 
Washington Co., Pa. 


i. Sarah, b. Oct. 8, 1794, in N. J., d. Aug. 
9, 1826, near Prosperity, Pa. 

3. ii. James, b. in N. J. Jan. 15, 1797, d. 
May 31, 1882, near Prosperity, Pa., m. 

4. iii. Elizabeth, b. in N. J. Dec. 31, 1798, 
d. Nov. 24, 1841, near West Finley, Pa., m. 

iv. Joseph, b. in N. J. Jan. 17, 1801, d. Oct. 
11, 1875, in Green Co., Pa. 

5. v. Mary, b. near Prosperity, Pa., Jan. 
25, 1803, d. April 23, 1888. She married near 
Prosperity, Pa., April 7. 1850, Luther Day, a 
widower. They lived near Prosperity, Pa. 
He d., date not known to the writer. They 
had no children. 

6. vi. Isaac, the writer's father, b. near 
Prosperity, Pa., March 12, 1805, m. (1), (2). 

7. vii. Priscilla, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 


June 16, 1807, d. near Deer Lick, Pa., March 12, 
1886, m. 

viii. Lydia, b. near Prosperity, Pa., July 17, 
1809, d. at Prosperity, Pa., Aug. 9, 1864. 

ix. Jane, b. near Prosperity, Pa., May 23, 
1814, d. at Prosperity, Pa. Aug/ 25, 1881. 

x. Melissa, b. near Prosperity, Pa., Feb. 11, 
1816, d. at Prosperity, Pa., Oct. 15, 1904. 

xi. John, b. near Prosperity, Pa., Aug. 11, 
1818, d. near Prosperity, Pa., Aug. 31, 1820. 

8. xii. Spencer, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
Sept. 13, 1820, d. at Prosperity, Pa., Sept. 29, 
1869, m. 

xiii. Edward, b. near Prosperity, Pa., Oct. 
16, 1824, d. near Prosperity, Pa., Oct. 30, 1824. 

3. (ii.) James (James, James), b. in N. J., 
Jan. 15, 1797, d. May 31, 1882, near Prosperity, 
Pa. A farmer. He removed to near Prosperi- 
ty, Pa. with his parents in 1801. He married 
June 16, 1821, Rebecca P. Cary, dr. of Henry 
and Sarah (Day) Cary, b. Jan. 16, 1804, in Mor- 
ristown, N. J., d. Sept. 22, 1875. They lived 
and died on the site of an old fort built for pro- 
tection against the Indians, and near Upper 
Ten-mile church, Presbyterian. 


i. Henry, b. Feb. 25, 1822, near Prosperity, 
d, at Prosperity, July 30, 1826. 

3. ii. Isaac Newton, b. March 18, 1826, 
near Prosperity, m 


iii. Oliver Cozad, b. Sept. 20, 1830, near 
Prosperity, d. at Prosperity, Oct. 7, 1849 

3. (ii.) Isaac Newton, (James, James, 
James), b. near Prosperity, March 18, 1826. A 
farmer. He married near Prosperity, Sept. 23, 

1847, Lticinda, dr. of Lewis and Bethany (Day) 
Lindley, b. Jan. 24, 1828. He writes his name 


i. Flora Connet, b. May 21, 1848. near Pros- 
perity, Pa., m. 

ii. Hannah Rebecca, b. April 10, 1851, near 
Prosperity, Pa , m. 

iii Sarah Cordelia, b. Aug. 10, 1857, near 
Prosperity, Pa., m. 

iv. Clara Bethana, b. Nov. 17, 1861, near 
Prosperity, Pa., m. 

3 . (i.) Flora Connet, (Isaac Newton, James 
James, James), b. near Prosperity, Pa. May 21, 

1848. She married Byard, son of Franklin and 
Priscilla (Day) McVey, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
Dec. 3, 1846. A farmer. He was a Union sol- 
dier in the war '61 to '65. They were married 
Dec. 24, 1868. 

Children : 

i. Franklin Willard, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
March 21, 1870, m. 

ii. Gertrude Lucinda, b. near Prosperity, Pa. 
April 7, 1872, m. 


iii. Thomas Isaac, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
Oct. 1, 1875. 

iv. Estella Priscilla, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
June 26, 1879, m. 

v. Samuel Byard, Jr., b. near Prosperity, 
Pa. Aug. 22, 1884. 

Address, 321 Jefferson Ave. Washington, Pa. 

Franklin Willard (Flora Connet, Isaac New- 
ton, James, James, James), b. near Prosperity, 
Pa., March 21, 1870, married Hattie Smith, Sept. 
7, 1898. She was b. Aug. 15, 1870. He gradua- 
ted in the Normal school at California, Pa., in 
1890, and from Washington and Jefferson Col- 
lege, Washington, Pa., in 1897. He is now 
principal of the'Canonsburg, Pa., schools. 


i. Leanna, b. March 29, 1901. 

ii. Willard Smith, b. Dec. 25, 1904. 

Address, Canonsburg, Pa. 

Gertrude Lucinda, (Flora Connet, Isaac New- 
ton, James, James, James), b. near Prosperity, 
Pa., April 7, 1872. She was married near Pros- 
perity, Pa., Oct. 9, 1890, Milo Andrew, son of 
Hindman and Anna (Minton) Andrew. 


i. Walter Hindman, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
Aug. 8, 1891. 

ii. Harry Byard, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
June 2, 1893. 


iii. Leroy Milo, b. near Prosperity, Pa., April 
25, 1895. 

iv. Willard McVey, b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
Dec. 19, 1897. 

v. Flora Leona, b. near Prosperity, Pa. Aug. 
6, 1901. 

Address, Prosperity, Pa. 

Estella Priscilla, (Flora Connet, Isaac New- 
ton, James, James, James), b. near Prosperity, 
Pa., June 26, 1879. She married Hugh Day 
Mowel, Nov. 23, 1904. He was born Oct. 4, 


i. Hugh Donald, b. Sept. 30, 1905. 

3. (ii.) Hannah Rebecca, (Isaac Newton, 
James, James, James), b. near Prosperity, Pa., 
April 10, 1851. She married first, near 
Prosperity, Pa., Dr. John Smith, son of David 
and Hannah (Snodgrass) Smith, b. at Claysville, 
Pa. Feb. 16, 1851. He died, date not known 
to the writer. She married second, Joseph 
Shafer in 1887. Children by first husband, none 
by second. 

i. Clara Winifred, b. Nov. 7, 1874, at Philips- 
burg, Pa., d. Sept. 10, 1899 at Centerburg, Ohio. 

ii. Blanch Lucinda, b. Sept. 8, 1877, at 
Goodintent, Pa. 

iii. Isaac Newton Connet, b. July 26, 1879, 
at South Solon, Ohio. Address, Centerburg, O. 

Sarah Cordelia, (Isaac Newton, James, James, 


James), b. near Prosperity, Pa. Aug. 10, 1857. 
She married near Prosperity, Pa., Sept. 25, 1879, 
Wiley, son of John and Clarice (Wolf) Parkinson, 
b. at Nineveh, Pa, Feb. 23, 1856. 


i. Clara Jeannette, b. at Nineveh, Pa., Sept. 
17, 1880, m. 

ii. Reed Connet, b. at Nineveh, Pa., July 11, 
1882, d. Oct. 18, 1900. 

iii. Wiley Harold, b. at Nineveh, Pa., April 
28, 1884, d. Nov. 19, 1889. 
Address Prosperity, Pa. 

Clara Jeanette, (Sarah Cordelia, Isaac Newton, 
James, James, James), b. at Nineveh, Pa., Sept. 
17, 1880. She married Forest Longdon, May 
15, 1903. 


i. Reed, b. Aug. — , 1904. 

Clara Bethana, (Isaac Newton, James, James, 
James), b. near Prosperity, Pa., Nov. 17, 1861. 
She married near Prosperity, Pa., March 16, 
1887, Joshua Heironimus, son of Joshua Gore 
and Phebe Lacy (Hutchinson) Heironimus, b. 
at Jefferson ville, Ohio, July 26, 1861. 


i. Lee C, b. Sept. 6, 1888. 

ii. Hazel May, b. May 29, 1891. 

iii. Florence Graves, b. March 21, 1893. 

4. (iii) Elizabeth, (James, James), b. in 



N. J. Dec. 31, 1798, d. near West Finley, Pa., 
Nov. 24, 1841. She married Daniel Ferrel near 
Prosperity, Pa., Feb. 14, 1818. Buried in the 
Lucas cemetery near West Finley. 


i. Lucinda, dead; married Wilmoth Batson. 

ii. Mary, dead. 

iii. Harvey, married, lived in Vinton Co., 
Ohio, had six children, one boy and five girls, d. 

iv. Benjamin Franklin, b. in Washington 
Co. Pa., Feb. 27, 1827. Living Feb. 19, 1906, a 
farmer and carpenter. Address, Oskaloosa, la. 

v. Sarah Jane, died; married — Stillwell. 

vi. James, died; 

vii. John, died. 

viii. *George Washington, b. in Washington 
Co., Pa. Living Feb. 19, 1906, b. May 2, 1833. 
Address West Finley, Pa. 

ix. *Francis Marion, b. in Washington Co., 
Pa., May 2, 1833. Living. Address Mounds- 
ville, West Va. 

x. Louisa, living, address Monroe, Marion 
Co., Iowa. Married — Sellars. 

xi. Oliver H., living, address, 3203 3d St., 
Highland Park, Des Moines, Iowa. 

xii Harriet Ann, b. d. 

All born in Pennsylvania. 

One half brother, Joseph Ferrel. 

4. (iv.) Benjamin Franklin Ferrel, (Eliza- 



beth, James, James), b, near Amity, Washington, 
Co., Pa., Feb. 27, 1827. A farmer and carpenter. 
Lived seven years at Baton Rouge, La., and 52 
at or near Oskaloosa, Iowa. He married first, 
at Baton Rouge, La. Aug. 31, 1848, Elizabeth 
White, who was the mother of all of his children. 
She died Jan. 31, 1880, 49 years old. He mar- 
ried, second, at Oskaloosa, Iowa, April 14, 1886, 
Salinda E. Pugh, b. July 28, 1840, in Green Co. 

Children : 

i. George Henry, b. Aug. 23, 1849, d. Sept. 
23, 1849, b. at Baton Rouge, La. 

ii. Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 2, 1851, at Baton 
Rouge, La., m. 

iii. Franklin Pierce, b, Sept. 23, 1853, at 
Baton Rouge, La. 

iv. Lewis Cass, b. Dec 18, 1855, in Mahaska 
Co., Iowa. 

v. Albert Dauson, b. Feb. 27, 1858, in Ma- 
haska Co., Iowa. 

vi. Martha Ann, b. April 9, 1860, in Mahaska 
Co., Iowa. 

vii. Ida Luella, b. Oct. 19, 1866, d. Sept. — , 
1902; b. in Mahaska Co., Iowa. 

viii. Viola Jennie, b. July 15, 1869, in Ma- 
haska Co., Iowa. 

(ii.) Sarah Jane Ferrel (Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Elizabeth, James, James), b. at Baton 
Rouge, La., Feb. 2, 1851. She married J. C. 


Masteller Dec. 15, 1851. They had three 
children. A boy and a girl died while young. 
Their oldest girl, 31 years of age, is married 
and has three children, one boy and two girls, 
(iii.) Franklin Pierce Ferrel (Benjamin 
Franklin, Elizabeth, James, James), b. in 
Baton Rouge, La. Sept. 23, 1853. He m. 
Mary Alzina Hart, March 29, 1881. She was 
b. in Venango Co., Pa. Dec. 25, 1859. They 
had three children. 

i. Ziba Alvin, b. Sept. 25, 1883. 

ii. Bertha Olive, b. Jan. 31, 1888. 

ii. George Arthur, b. , d. in infancy. 

(iv.) Lewis Cass Ferrel, (Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Elizabeth, James, James), b. Dec. 18, 1855 
in Mahaska Co., la., m. Frances Long. 
They have four children, one girl and three 

(v.) Albert Dauson Ferrel, (Benjamin 
Franklin, Elizabeth, James, James), b. Feb. 
27, 1858 in Mahaska Co., la., m. Dec. 
1880, Cornelia Steddom. 


i. Harry, b. April , 1881. 

ii. Leroy C, b. Aug. , 1883. 

(vi.) Martha Ann Ferrel, (Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Elizabeth, James, James), b. near Oska- 
loosa, la., April 9, 1860, m. July 3, 1879 near 
Oskaloosa, la., Anson W. Barnard, b. Nov. 4, 
1857, at Ripon, Wis. 



i. Chauncey E., b. Oct. 16, 1880 at Harlan, 

ii. Elsie Grace and, iii, Lewis Carl, twins, 
were b. March 9, 1883 at Seneca, Kan. Elsie 
Grace m. at Omaha, Neb. June 24, 1903, Harry 
G. Fisher, b. July 19, 1879, at Avoca, la. Ad- 
dress, 1957 Logan Ave., Denver, Col. 

(vii.) Ida Luella, (Benjamin Franklin, 
Elizabeth, James, James), b. Oct. 19, 1866, 
d. Sept. , 1902 in Mahaska Co., la. She 

m. and had two boys. 

(viii.) Jennie Viola, b. July 15, 1869 in 
Mahaska Co., la. She m. James M. Hunt, 
July 15, 1890. He was b. in Wapello Co., la. 
Sept. 1, 1863. 

Children : 

i. Rayburn Ferrel, b. Sept. 18, 1893. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1895. 

Benjamin Franklin Ferrel has 30 decendants 
to date, 8 children, 19 grand children, and 3 
great grandchildren. Of these, 25 are living 
and 5 deceased. 


6. vi. Isaac (James, James), the writer's 
father, b. near Prosperity, Pa., March 12, 1805. 
Cooper, farmer, sawyer, miller. He married 
near Prosperity, Pa., Sept. 7, 1826, first, Abigail, 
dr. of Aaron and Ruth (Coe) French, b. Dec. 23, 
1799, d. near Senecaville, Ohio, Aug. 27. 1855. 
They lived some time in Green Co., and in 
Washington Co., Pa., near West Finley, 
from 1836 to 1852: Removed to Noble 
Co., Ohio, near Senecaville, which is in 
Guernsey Co., in April, 1852. They were both 
members successively of Upper Tenmile Pres- 
byterian church, near Prosperity, Pa., of the 
Stone Cumberland Presbyterian church, near 
Prosperity, Pa., of the Windy Gape Cumberland 
Presbyterian church, near West Finley, Pa., 
and of the Free Presbyterian church at Seneca- 
ville, Ohio, and he, after her death,of the Weslyan 
Methodist church at Solsberry, Ind. He 
married second, Dec. 17, 1855, near Seneca- 
ville, Ohio, Lucinda, dr. of Stephen and 
Williampa Carhart (Bolby) Smith, b. Feb. 25, 
1821, near Hayesville, Ashland Co., Ohio. 
After the second marriage he removed in 
1856 to Green Co., Ind., near Solsberry, and in 
1864 to Champaign Co., 111., near Urbana, where 
he died of pneumonia, Feb. 21, 1865. One hun- 
dred years from his birth his decendants, living 
and dead numbered just 100. The second wife 
was a member of the Weslyan Methodist church. 


Children by first wife: 

i. Amanda, b. in Green Co., Pa., Feb. 11, 
1828, d. near West Finley, March 14, 1844. 

ii. John Nelson, b. in Green Co., Pa., June 
23, 1830, m. 

iii. Madison, b. in Green Co., Pa., Oct. 23 
1832, m. 

iv. Alfred, b. in Green Co., Pa., Oct. 17, 1834, 

v. Silas, b. in Washington Co., Pa., near 
West Finley, May 9, 1837, m. 

vi. Minerva, b. in Washington Co., Pa., near 
West Finley, Sept. 20, 1839, m. 

vii. Milton, b. in Washington Co., Pa., near 
West Finley, Oct. 2, 1841, d. near St. Mary's 
Kan. at the home of his brother, Alfred, Oct. 3, 
1871, and was buried at Sabetha, Kan. 

viii. Rachel, b. in Washington Co., Pa., near 
West Finley, Sept, 15, 1844, d. Sept. 23, 1844. 
She and Amanda are buried in the Windy Gape 

Children by second wife: 

ix. Dickey, b. near Solsberry, Ind., July 21, 
1856. A graduate of High School, Champaign, 
111., and went two years to the University of Illi- 
nois. He went west and has not been heard 
from for a number of years. 

x. Osker, b. near Solsberry, Ind., Nov. 29, 
1858, d. same day. 


xi. Oliver, b. near Solsberry, Ind. Oct. 8, 
1860, m. 

xii. Ella, b. near Solsberry, Ind., April 2, 
1863. A teacher. She graduated from the 
University of Illinois in 1888, receiving the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Letters, and in 1894 she re- 
ceived from the same institution the degree of 
Master of Letters. She taught in the depart- 
ment of Zoology in the University of Illinois, 
was principal of the High School at Farmington, 
111., 1891 to 1893, and at Fairberry, 111., 1894 to 
1895, when her health failed. She is now an in- 
valid, lives with her mother at 412 W. Green St., 
Champaign, 111. 

John Nelson Connet and Descendents, April, 


John Nelson, (Isaac, James, James), b. June 
23, 1830, in Green Co., Pa. ; a farmer and notary 
public; removed to Noble Co., Ohio in 1852, to 
Stanford, Ind., in 1857; to Baileyville, Kan., 
in 1886, where he died Sept 19, 1889. 

He married first, in Guernsey Co., Ohio, April 
11, 1854, Mary Emily, dr. of William and Mary 
Ann (Thompson) Rose, b. March 16, 1836, near 
Senecaville, O., died Aug. 4, 1871 at Stanford, 
Ind. He married second, near Senecaville O., 
Mrs. Mary Richey, widow of Thomas J. Richey, 
and dr. of James and Mary (Hammond) Elliott, 
on Apr. 7, 1872. She was b. Dec. 5, 1837 near 


Steuben ville, O., She married Thos. J. Richey 
near Senecaviile, O., on Apr. 8, 1862. He died 
Oct. 30, 1865. Her addr-ss April 1905, 1323 
Ind. Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Martha Ann, b. March 14, 1855, near Sene- 
caviile, O .,m. 

ii. Wm. Homer, b. Aug. 24, 1856, near Sene- 
caviile, O,. m. 

iii. Melville Rose, b. Sept. 5, 1859, at Stan- 
ford, Ind., m. 

iv. Fred Marvin, b. Oct. 10, 1868, at Stan- 
ford, Ind., m. 

v. Frank B., b. April 11, 1870, at Stanford, 
Ind., m. 

Children by second wife: 

i. Ralph Alonzo, b. May 3, 1877, at Stanford, 
Ind., m. 

ii. Carrie Helen, b. April 20, 1882, at 
Stanford, Ind., 

Martha Ann, (John Nelson, Isaac, James, 
James,) b. March 14, 1855 near Senecaviile, Ohio, 
removed with her parents to Stanford, Ind., 
1857; to Sabetha, Kan., 1892; to Axtell, Kan., 
1893. She married Dr. James Henderson Gas- 
ton, July 21, 1872, at Cincinnati, Green Co., Ind, 
son of James and Polly (Bryan) Gaston. James 
H. Gaston, b, June 10, 1804, near Greenville, Tenn. 
was J. P., Tp. Treas. and Tp. Assessor. He mar- 
ried in Green Co., Ind., Oct. 5, 1826, Mary P. 



Bryan, dr. of Edward and Elizabeth (Long) 
Bryan. She was b. Dec. 28, 1809, near Charles- 
ton, S. C. They had eleven children, James 
Henderson being the eighth, all b. in Green Co., 

Children : 

i. Grace Filena, b. June 8, 1873, at Stanford, 
Ind., m. 

ii. Edmund Audley, b. July 29, 1875, at 
Stanford, Ind., m. A dentist. 

iii. Otis Tell, b. June 2, 1878, at Stanford, 
Ind. A dentist. 

iv. Edith Vivian, b. July 29, 1880, at Stan- 
ford, Ind. 

v. Mary Prairie, b. Aug. 18, 1883, at Stan- 
ford, Ind., d. Apr. 13, 1899, at Axtell, Kan. 

vi. James Hubert, b. Jan. 18, 1886, at Stan- 
ford, Ind. 

vii. Wendel Nelson, b. June 25, 1895, at Ax- 
tell, Kan. 

Present address, Axtell, Kan., April, 1905. 

William Homer, (John Nelson, Isaac, James, 
James) b. Aug. 24, 1856, near Senecaville, O., re- 
moved with his parents to Stanford, Ind., 1857, 
to Sabetha, Kan., Feb. 22, 1876, to Baileyville, 
Kan. March 1, 1881, to Axtell, Kan., Nov. 5, 1896, 
a grain dealer, Axtell, Kan. He married at 
Sabetha, Kan., on March 5, 1879, Etta, dr. of 
Abram and Phoebe (Tucker) Thompson, b. 


Dec. 14, 1862, near Lecompton, Douglas Co., 


i. Earnest Nelson, b. Aug. 11, 1882, at 
Baileyville, Kan., d. Jan. 6, 1890 at Baileyville. 

ii. Emma, b.Apr. 24, 1884, at Baileyville, Kan. 

iii. Grace, b. Sept. 28, 1885, at Baileyville, 

iv. Harold, b. Dec. 28, 1890, at Baileyville, 

v. Edna, b. Feb. 24, 1894, at Baileyville, 

vi. Lester, b. May 17, 1896, at Baileyville, 

vii. Ruth, b. June 29, 1901, at Axtell, Kan. 

viii. Helen, b. Aug. 28, 1903, at Axtell, Kan. 

Present address, Axtell, Kan., April, 1905. 

Melville Rose, (John Nelson, Isaac, James, 
James), b. Sept. 5, 1859, at Stanford, Monroe Co., 
Ind., removed to Kan. 1877. Cashier of bank at 
Kelley, Kan., Councilman and Mayor of Sen- 
eca, Kan. He married at Sabetha, Kan., Nov. 
2, 1879, Rachel Keziah, dr. of Wm. Kile and 
Frances (Secrest) Thompson, b. May 18, 1859 at 
Lecompton, Douglas Co., Kan. 


i. Lela Frances, b. June 7, 1881, at Bailey- 
ville, Kan., d. May 17, 1896. 

ii. Clyde Raymond, b. Oct. 25, 1883, at Bail- 
eyville, Kan., d. Nov. 20, 1887. 


iii. William Nelson, b. Apr. 25, 1886 at Bail- 
eyville, Kan., d. May 17, 1896. 

Lela and William were killed in cylcone at 
Seneca, Kan., on May 17, 1896. 
Present address Seneca, Kans. April, 1905. 

Fred Marvin, (John Nelson, Isaac, James, 
James), b. Oct. 10, 1868, at Stanford, Ind. He 
removed to Baileyville, Kan., 1886, to Gas, Kan., 
1899. In Lumber Business at Gas, Kan., from 
Sept. 5, 1899. He married at Axtell, Kan., on 
Sept. 2, 1891, Ida J., dr. of John and Mary 
(Kinsley) Curtis, b. Oct. 20, 1864 at Truro, 111. 


i. Chester Francis, b. Sept. 12, 1892 at Bail- 
eyville, Kan. 

ii. Ina, b. Sept. 10, 1894, at Baileyville, Kas. 

iii. Vena Carrie, b. Apr. 3, 1897 at Baileyville 

Nelson Marvin, b. Apr. 5, 1901, at Gas, Kan. 

Bernice Vivian, b. Feb. 12, 1903 at Gas, Kan. 

Present address, Gas, Kan. April 11905. 

Frank B., (John Nelson, Isaac, James, James), 
b. Apr. 11, 1870 at Stanford, Ind. He removed 
to Baileyville, Kan., 1886, to Kansas City, Mo., 
1892. In Lumber Business in Kansas City, Mo. 
He married at Joplin, Mo., on June 17, 1897, 
Vena Pearl, dr. of Rev. Jacob B. and Mary M. 
(Slater) Welty, b. July 26, 1875 at Maquoketa, 



i. Paul Nelson, b. Sept. 28, 1898 at Kansas 
City, Mo. 

ii. Melville Dwight, b. Sept. 13, 1902, at 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Address, April, 1905, 3728 E. 10th St., Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Ralph Alonzo, (John Nelson, Isaac, James, 
James), b. May 3, 1877 at Stanford, Ind., He 
removed to Baileyville, Kan., 1886, to Kansas 
City, Mo., 1895. In Lumber Business in Kansas 
City, Mo. He married at Kansas City, Mo., on 
Jan. 22, 1902, Louisa Mary, dr. of Rev. Sanford 
George and Louisa Jane (Drury) Fisher, b. Jan. 
25, 1880, at Grand Ridge, 111. 


i. Dorothy Lousia, b. April 16, 1903 at 
Kansas City, Mo. Address, April, 1905, 1313 
Askew Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Carrie Helen, (John Nelson, Isaac, James, 
James) , b. April 20, 1882 at Stanford, Ind. Re- 
moved to Baileyville, Kan., 1886, to Kansas City, 
Mo., 1896. A graduate of one of the Kansas 
City High Schools. A teacher in Kansas City 
Public Schools. Address, April, 1905, 1323 In- 
diana Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Grace Filena, (Martha, John Nelson, Isaac, 
James, James), b. June 8, 1873 at Stanford, Ind. 
Removed to Sabetha, Kan., 1892, to Axtell, 
Kan., 1893. She married at Axtell Kan., Aug. 9, 


1899, Robert Kilby, son of Horatio Nelson and 
Martha Laura (Minter) Farrar. Horatio Nel- 
son Farrar, b. Dec. 30, 1841, at London, Ohio. 
He married at London, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1869, 
Martha Laura Minter, b. April 19, 1850, at — 
Pa. They had eleven children, Robert K., eld- 
est, Edwin O., Neil, Pearl, Flora, Minter, Lena M. 
Henry H., Homer, Dale and Georgia. 

Robert Kilby Farrar was b. on Sept. 23, 
1870, at London, Madison Co., Ohio. He is 
principal of Schools at Downs, Kan. Address, 
April, 1905, Downs, Kansas. 

Edmund Audley, (Martha, John Nelson, Isaac, 
James, James), b. July 29, 1875, at Stanford, 
Ind. Removed to Sabetha, Kan., 1892, to Ax- 
tell, Kan., 1893. A dentist. He married at 
Axtell, Kan., on Nov. 20, 1901, Erne May, dr. 
of George C. and Sarah (Petre) Ford. She was 
born on Sept. 18, 1878, at Axtell, Kan. Ad- 
dress, April, 1905, Axtell, Kan. 

George C. Ford, b. at Peoria, 111., Feb. 14, 
1854. He married in Nemalja Co. Kan., in 
1877, Sarah A. Petre, dr. of Daniel and Mary 
(Dickerson) Petre, b. in Warren Co., Iowa, in 
1859. Children, Effie May, Lee, Ruby, and 

Madison, (Isaac, James, James), b. Oct. 23, 
1832 in Green Co., Pa., a farmer; removed to 
genecaville, Ohio, 1852, to Solsberry, Ind., 
1856, to Champaign, 111., Sept. 1864, to Seneca, 


Kan., 1897. He married near Senecaville, O., 
on April 11, 1854, Sarah Jane, dr. of John and 
Rachel (Nixon) Pugh, b. June 27, 1835 at Sen- 
ecaville, Ohio, d. March 7, 1866 at Champaign, 
111. He married second, at Neoga, 111., on 
Sept. 26, 1867, Mrs. Lucinda Clark, w. of Cor- 
nelius Clark and dr. of — and — ( — ) Young, of 
W. Va. She was born Jan. 1, 1829 at — , d. 
April 25, 1890 near Champaign, 111. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Amanda, b. Jan. 21, 1855, Senecaville, 
Ohio, married. 

ii. George F., b. April 7, 1857 near Solsberry 
Ind., married. 

iii. Luther Lee, b. Aug. 9, 1859 near Solsber- 
ry, Ind., married. 

iv. John Nelson, b. Oct. 7, 1862, near Sols- 
berry, Ind., married. 

v. James Nixon, b. Feb. 7, 1865, near Cham- 
paign, 111., married. No children by second wife. 

Residence, Seneca, Kan., April, 1905. 

Amanda, (Madison, Isaac, James, James,) b. 
Jan. 21, 1855 in* Guernsey Co., Ohio. She re- 
moved with her parents to near Solsberry, Ind. 
in 1856, and to Champaign, 111. in Sept., 1864. 
She married at Sadorus, 111., July 14, 1879, 
Davis, son of Lyman and — (Davis) Lewis. 
(Lyman Lewis was a carpenter.) 

Davis Lewis was born Dec. 31, 1829 at Wol- 
cott, Wayne Co., N. Y., and removed to Buffalo 


N. Y., with his parents in 1832. He was a 
painter and began business in Toledo, Ohio, in 
1848. After they were married they removed 
to Silver Cliff, Col., Feb. 9, 1880, then to Ver- 
million, Kan., April 29, 1883, where Mr. Lewis 
died Aug. 4, 1896. His widow, Amanda (Con- 
net) Lewis removed to Seneca, Kan., April, 
1879, where she now lives with her father. 

George F., (Madison, Isaac, James, James), 
b. April 7, 1857 near Solsberry, Ind. A farmer. 
He removed with his parents to Champaign, 
111., Sept. 1864; to Vermillion, Kan., April, 1880 
and to near Vliets, Kan. He married at Sador- 
us, 111., Aug. 30, 1882, Dorinda Jane, dr. of 
William H. and Sarah Angeline (Bristow) Rob- 
erts, b. Jan. 13, 1859 at Girard, 111. 


i. Lillie May, b. July 11, 1883, at Vliets, 
Kan. In Champaign, 111. 1905. 

ii. Cora Ella, b. May 30, 1887, at Vliets, 

iii. Maud Estella, b. May 18, 1891 at Vliets, 

iv. Ray Madison b. Jan. 29, 1895, at Vliets, 

v. Alta Florence, b. Aug. 2, 1897, at Vliets, 

Residence, Vliets, Kan., April, 1905. 

Luther Lee, (Madison, Isaac, James, James,) 
b. Aug. 9, 1859 at Solsberry, Ind. A farmer. 


He removed with his parents to Champaign, 
111., Sept. 1864: then to Silver Cliff, Col. Nov. 
20, 1880, to Vermillion, Kan., Dec. 25, 1882, to 
Washington, Dec. 1889, to Vliets, Kan., Dec. 
1890, to Lebanon,, Oregon, March 1905. 

He married first, at Sadoms, 111., Feb. 15, 
1888, Lucy Ella, dr. of William H. and Sarah 
Angeline (Bristow) Roberts, b. May 28, 1867, 
at Sadorus, 111. Residence, Lebanon, Oregon, 
April 1905. She d. , — . 

He married second, at Concorda, Kan, March 
12, 1891, Arilla, dr. of Albert and Susanna ( — ) 
Snyder, b. Jan. 3, 1870 near Bloomfield, Ind. 

Children by second wife ; (none by first wife) : 

i. Fred Lee, b. Aug. 6, 1892 at Vliets, Kan. 

ii. Ruth Elva, b. Sept. 29, 1894 at Vliets, 

iii. Mary Helene, b. March 28, 1897 at Vliets 

iv. Floyd Funston, b. Sept. 29, 1900 at 
Vliets, Kan. 

John Nelson, (Madison, Isaac, James, James)' 
b. Oct. 7, 1862 at Solsberry, Ind. A farmer. 
He removed with his parents to Champaign, 
111., Sept. 1864; then to Washington, Dec, 1889, 
to Vliets, Kan. Dec. 1890, to Lebanon, Oregon, 
Jan., 1905. He married at Champaign, 111., 
May 14, 1898, Julia Kellog, dr. of John K. and 
Lovilla E. (Kellog) Bardwell, b. July 30, 1870 
at Champaign, 111. 





i. Darwin Bardwell, b. Jan. 29, 1900 at Sen- 
eca, Kan. Residence, Lebanon, Oregon, April, 

James Nixon, (Madison, Isaac, James, James) 
b. Feb. 7, 1865 near Champaign, 111. A farmer. 
He lives near his birthplace. He married near 
Champaign, 111., June 4, 1890, Ora Elizabeth, 
dr. of John Samuel and Phoebe Maria (Mid- 
daugh) Busey, b. May 22, 1866, at Urbana, 111. 


i. Ruby, b. Feb. 17, 1891 near Champaign, 

ii. Frank, b. Oct. 11,1892, near Champaign, 

iii. Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1898, near Cham- 
paign, 111. 

iv. Ralph, b. May 23, 1900 near Champaign, 
111. Residence near Champaign, 111. Apr. 1905. 
Alfred, (Isaac, James, James), b. Oct. 17, 
1834, in Green Co., Pa. Removed to Noble Co., 
Ohio, 1852, to Green Co., Ind., 1856. Was a 
student at Oberlin College, Oberlin, O., from 
1857 to 1862. Was principal of Bethany 
High School, and pastor of First and Second 
Churches at McLeansville, N. C. Had pastor- 
ates in several other states and Oklahoma Ter- 
ritory. He is author of the Connet family. 

He married near Cynthiana, Ind., Oct. 17, 
1861, Anna Electa, dr. of Rev. Levin and 


Henrietta (McReynolds) Wilson, b. Oct. 12, 
1841, near Cynthiana, Ind. She is a graduate 
of the Chautauqua Reading Circle. 


i. Levin, b. Aug. 5,1862,; at Oberlin, O., d. 
Dec. 25, 1862, near Cynthiana, Ind. 

ii. Minette, b. Oct. 24, 1863, near Cynthiana 
Ind., married. 

iii. Myrie Henrietta, b. Sept. 21, 1865 near 
Cynthiana, Ind., now near Murray, Okla. She 
is a teacher in Oklahoma public schools, and is 
a graduate of the High School, Oberlin, Ohio. 

iv. Orthy Milton, b. March 7, 1868 near Al- 
bion, 111., now at Evansville, Ind. A real estate 
agent. He is a graduate of a Commercial Col- 
lege, Oberlin, Ohio. 

v. Adelaide, b. Feb. 20, 1871, near St. 
Mary's, Kan., married. 

vi. Roy Edwin, b. Nov. 14, 1875, at Sols- 
berry, Ind., now near Murray, Okla. A farmer 
and miller, married. 

vii. Ruth Agele, b. March 6, 1878, at Sols- 
berry, Ind., married. 

viii. Photos, a farmer, b. Nov. 18, 1881, at 
McLeansville, N. C, now near Murray, Okla. 
Address, Murray, Okla., April, 1905. 

Minette, (Alfred", Isaac, James, James,) b. 
Oct. 24, 1863, near Cynthiana, Ind., removed 
to Riverdale, Mo. with her parents. She is a 
graduate of a commercial college at Oberlin, 


Ohio. She m. at Riverdale, Mo. on March 7, 
1893, David Alexander, son of Stephen Raleigh 
and Sarah Victoria (Herndon) Sink, b, Feb. 7, 
1868, near Nixa, Mo. 


i. Bertha, b. Jan. 15, 1894 near Dwight, 
Kan., died Oct. 23, 1896 near Nixa, Mo. 

ii. Archie Lloyd, b. Jan. 30, 1895, near 
Dwight, Kan. 

iii. Roy, b. Oct. 26, 1896 near Riverdale, 
Mo., died same day. 

iv. Leslie Welker, b. Sept. 25, 1897 near 
Nixa, Mo. 

v. Anna Victoria Margarette, b. June 16, 
1901 near Nixa, Mo. Address, April, 1905, 
Nixa, Mo. 

Adelaide, (Alfred, Isaac, James, James), b. 
Feb. 20, 1871 near St. Mary's, Kan. Removed 
to Laverne, Okla., with her parents. She mar- 
ried near Laverne, Okla., May 27, 1900, Hein- 
rich, son of Conrad and Margeretha (Ober- 
holzer) Muller, b. June 20, 1860 in Jobeli, 
Durnten, Ct., Zurich, Switzerland. 


i. Addie Margeretha, b. Feb. 14, 1903 near 
Cline, Okla. Address, April, 1905, Minnelo, 
Beaver Co. Okla. 

Roy Edwin, (Alfred, Isaac, James, James), 
b. Nov. 14, 1875 at Solsberry, Ind. He re- 
moved to Murray, Okla., with his parents. He 


married near Murray, Okla., July 2, 1905, Mary 
Ann, dr. of Richard and Nancy (Howard) 
Murray, b. May 11, 1885, near Georgetown, Ky. 
Address, 1905, Murray, Okla. 

Ruth Agele, (Alfred, Isaac, James, James), 
b. March 6, 1878 at Solsberry, Ind. Removed 
to Laverne, Okla., with her parents. She mar- 
ried near Laverne, Okla., on March 20, 1898, 
Elbert Harlan, son of John Milton and Sarah 
(Staunton) Rice, b. March 20, 1870 near Cin- 
cinnati, Iowa. She died April 6, 1901 at Wich- 
ita Hospital, Wichita, Kan., buried at Cline, 
Okla. They had no children. 

Silas, (Isaac, James, James), b. May 9, 1837 
at West Finley, Washington Co., Pa. A farmer 
carpenter and miller. He served 3 years in the 
97th Reg. Co. A., Ind. Vol. Infantry, '62 to '65. 
Removed to Solsberry, Ind., July, 1856; then to 
Champaign, Co., 111., Sept., 1864; to Sabetha, 
Kan. May, 1870; to Ozark, Mo., March, 1884; 
to near Warm Spring, Crook Co., Oregon, Oct. 
1902, where he died April 9, 1903. He married 
near Solsberry, Ind., May 18, 1858, Margaret, 
dr. of John and Rachel (Nixon) Pugh, b. Sept. 
15, 1837 in Morgan Co., Ohio. 


i. Alfaretta, b. Feo. 15, 1859 at Solsberry, 
Ind. ; married. 

ii. Mary Edith, b. Dec. 30, 1860, at Sols- 


berry, Ind.; died March 31, 1868 at Sadorus, 

iii. Joseph Harris, b. April 9, 1862 at Sols- 
berry, Ind. ; married. 

iv. Frances Anna, b. May 26, 1867 near Sa- 
dorus, 111.; married. 

v. Prudence Rachel, b. July 14, 1872 near 
Sabetha, Kan.; died March 23, 1880 at Sabetha, 
Kan. Address of widow, April, 1905, Madras, 

Alfaretta, (Silas, Isaac, James, James) b. 
Feb. 15, 1859 at Solsberry, Ind. Removed 
with her parents to Champaign, 111., Sept., 1864; 
then to Sabetha, Kan., May, 1870; to Christian 
Co., Mo., March, 1884; to near Warm Spring, 
Crook Co., Oregon, Oct., 1902; to Jamesville, 
Stone Co., Mo., June, 1904. She married at 
Kansas City, Mo., June 7, 1904, George, son of 
Thomas J. M. and Mary A. (Griffis) Hawkins, 
b. Nov. 23, 1852, at Ebenezer, Green Co., Mo. 
Address, April, 1905, Jamesville, Mo. 

Joseph Harris, (Silas, Isaac, James, James), 
b. April 9, 1862 at Solsberry, Ind. A horti- 
culturalist. Removed to Champaign, 111., with 
his parents 1864, then to Sabetha, Kan., May, 
1870; to Christian Co., Mo., March, 1884; then 
to Aurora, Mo., 1888; to Ash Grove, 1896; to 
Fayettville, Ark., 1898, to Ash Grove, 1899, 
to Lodi, Cal., 1902. He married at Au- 
rora, Mo., Nov., 1890, Lorinda Ellen, dr. of 


Robert A. and Martha E. (Smith) Bell, b. Mch. 
1, 1873, Melville, Dade Co., Mo. 


i. Carl Herbert, b. Aug. 26, 1891 at Aurora. 

ii. Eunice Lucile, b. Jan. 28, 1897 at Ash 
Grove, Mo. 

iii. Paul Harris, b. Mar. 14, 1904 at Lodi, 

Address, April, 1905, Lodi, California. 

Frances Anna, (Silas, Isaac, James, James), 
b. May 26, 1867 near Sadorus, 111. Removed 
with her parents to Sabetha, Kan., May, 1870; 
to Ozark, Mo., March, 1884; to Warm Spring, 
Oregon, March, 1903. She married at River- 
dale, Mo., March 27, 1892, Charles, son of Au- 
gust and Henrietta (Hackbert) Klann, b. June 
27, 1867 near Berlin, Germany. 


i. Ethel, b. March 17, -il893, at Riverdale, 

ii. Velma, b. Aug. 14, 1894 at Riverdale, 

iii. Fred, b. Aug. 29, 1896, at Riverdale, 

iv. Louise, b. June 26, 1898, at Riverdale, 

v. Willis, b. April 21, 1901, at Riverdale, 

vi. Margaret, b. June 12, 1903 at Warm 


Spring, Ore. Address, April, 1905, Madras, 

Minerva, ( Isaac, James, James), b. Sept. 20, 
1839, near West Finley in Washington Co., Pa. 
Removed to Noble Co., Ohio in spring of 
1852; to Green Co., Ind, Sept. 1856; to Cham- 
paign, 111, Sept. 1864; to Sabetha, Kan., spring 
of 1876; to Cawker City, Kan.; to Lawrence, 
Kan. and to Kansas City, Mo. She mar- 
ried in Champaign Co., 111. on Aug. 24, 1865, 
Robert Jackson, son of David and Ruth (Jack- 
son) Thompson, b. May 25, 1838 in Athens Co., 
Ohio. He died in Kansas City, Mo. on Feb. 
21, 1905. He served 3 years in Co. A. 97th 
Reg. Ind. Vol. Infantry, '62 to '65. 

Address April, 1905, 1025 Bales Ave., Kansas City Mo. 


i. Alvah Otis, b. May 26, 1867, in Cham- 
paign Co., 111.; married. 

ii. Isaac Edgar, b. May 9, 1869, in Cham- 
paign Co., 111. He died Dec. 22, 1895 at Law- 
rence, Kan., in his senior year at the Kansas 
State University. Address, ArprH, 1905, H)25 
Bales Aver, Kansas- Ctry, Mo. 

Alvah Otis, (Minerva, Isaac, James, James), 
b. May 26, 1867 in Champaign Co., 111. Re- 
moved to Sabetha, Nemeha Co., Kan. in spring 
of 1876. In lumber business in Kansas City, 
Mo. He married near Cawker City, Mitchell 
Co., Kan. on June 28, 1893, Nellie Louise, dr. 


of William Harvey and Louella (Frary) Bruce, 
b. Nov. 4, 1870 at Oregon, Wis. 


i. Philip Bruce, b. Sept. 13, 1897 in Kansas 
City, Mo. Address April, 1905, 1025 Bales 
Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Oliver Weston, (Isaac, James, James), b. 
Oct. 8, 1860 near Solsberry, Green Co., Ind. Re- 
moved with his parents to Champaign Co., 111. 
Sept., 1864; to Champaign, 111., Sept., 1865; to 
farm Champaign Co., April, 1874. A graduate of 
the High School, Champaign, 111; to University 
of Illinois, 1883 to 1886. A civil engineer. 
Assistant City Engineer, Baltimore, Md., 1896 
to date, Sewer Engineer, Baltimore, 1906. He 
married in St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 12, 1890, Mary 
Louise, dr. of William Kennedy and Mary 
Ellen (CorTran) Richards, b. June 12, 1864 at 
Springfield, Mass. 


i. Ruth, b. Sept. 5, 1891 in St. Louis, Mo., d. 
Sept. 5, 1891. 

ii. Helene, b. Nov. 30, 1893 in Baltimore, 

iii. Miriam, b. June 4, 1897 in Baltimore, 

iv. Dorothy, b. March 20, 1899, in Balti- 
more, Maryland, died March 29, 1899. 

v. Edith Faith, b. May 25, 1904 in Balti- 
more, Marvland. 



Address, April, 1905, 308 East 23rd. St., Bal- 
timore, Maryland. 



University of Illinois, Civil Engineering 
Course, Sept. 1883 to May, 1886. With Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R. as follows: 

Location Surveys, May, 1886 to Feb. 1887. 

Division Engineer on Construction, February 

1887 to February 1888. 

Division Engineer on Maintenance, February 

1888 to October 1888. 

Topographer, U. S. Surveys, Mississippi Riv- 
er, Oct. 1888 to April 1890. Division Engineer 
on Construction, Ft. W. & R. G. R. R. April to 
July 1890. Engineer in Sewer Department, St. 
Louis, Mo., July 1890 to May 1891. Topogra- 
pher, U. S. Surveys, Mississippi River, May, 
1891 to Sept. 1892. U. S. Inspector, P. L. & L 
S. Canals, Michigan, Sept. 1892 to June 1893. 
In charge Topographical Division, Baltimore 
City Topographical Survey, June 1893 to No- 
vember 1895. Surveys and Maps, Sheppard 
Hospital Grounds, Nov. 1895 to March 1896. 
Private Engineering Practice, March to Decem- 
ber, 1896, Assistant City Commissioner, in charge 
of Street Paving, Bridges, Grades, etc., Balti- 
more, December, 1896 to April, 1900. Assist- 
ant City Engineer, in charge of New Street Pav- 


ing, Bridges, Grades, etc., Baltimore, April 1900 
to Jan. 1st, 1906. Division Engineer, Sewer- 
age Commission of Baltimore, Jan. 1, 1906. 

7. (vii.) Priscilla, (James, James), b. June 
16, 1807 near Prosperity, Pa.; d. March 12, 1886 
in Morris township, Green Co., Pa. She mar- 
ried Norman Powers Oct. 24, 1830 near Pros- 
perity, Pa. He was born in Sussex Co., N. J. 
June 19, 1805. He was a farmer and shoemaker 
and for 25 years Justice of the Peace. Died 
June 16,1884.^. 


i. Evaline, b. Aug. 20, 1831 in Morris town- 
ship, Green Co., Pa. Married. She had one 
daughter who married — Post and lives near 
Concord church. 

ii. Caroline, b. April 9, 1833 in Morris town- 
ship, Green Co., Pa. Died April 9, 1885. 

iii. Jane, b. Feb. — , 1835, died July — , 1885. 

iv. Milton, b. April 29, 1837. Married first, 
Mary E. Rush, b. in Morris township, Green Co., 
Pa., died May 29, 1872 near Deer Lick, Green 
Co., Pa. Married second, Catherine E. Day. A 
farmer. Address, Deer Lick, Pa., R. D. 3. 

v. Melissa, b. July — , 1839 in Morris town- 
ship, Green Co., Pa. Married. Five children, 
two boys living; died March 3, 1904. 

vi. Lewis, b. Oct. — , 1841 in Morris town- 
ship, Green Co., Pa. Married, three children, 


two living, one dead. Wife dead. Address, 
Deer Lick, Pa., R. D. 2. 

vii. Eliza, b. — , 1843, died at 9 months. 

viii. Warren, b. July — , 1845; married, six 
children, four living. Three live in Washington, 
Pa., one in Nineveh, Pa. He died May 1, 

ix. John, b. Oct. — , 1847; married, two chil- 
dren, one son and one daughter. The daughter 
lives in Washington, Pa. Address, Deer Lick, 
Pa., R. F. D. 2. 

x. Oliver, b. — , 1849. 

8. (xii.) Spencer, (James, James), b. Sept. 
13, 1820 near Prosperity, Pa., died Sept 29, 1869 
at Prosperity, Pa. He married May 12, 1853, 
near Washington, Guernsey Co., Ohio, Eliza, 
Jane Robinson, b. about 1820, date not known; 
died in Illinois about the first of December, 1892 
For nearly thirty years preceding her death, she 
was a most ardent believer in the doctrines of 
the Seventh Day Adventists. She and her hus- 
band had grandfather's family Bible. After her 
death her nephew, Rev. John M. Robinson, sent 
it to me. From the family records it contains, I 
have drawn freely for this work. They had no 



Ancestry of Abigail (French) Connet in thv± Coe 
and French line. 

1. Joseph Coe, b. Dec. 11, 1704, married 
Esther — ; died Nov. 22, 1760. She died June 
24, 1760. 


i. Ruth, b. Sept. 21.1T2&. 

ii. Rachel, b. May 28, 1731. 

2. iii. Joseph, b. Sept. 30, 1738; married. 

2. iii. Joseph, (Joseph), b. Sept. 30, 1738; 
died Feb. 11, 1825. He married first, Sept. 12, 
1762,AbigailMoon,b. Feb. 22, 1740; died Oct. 9, 
1796. Second, Abigail Day, a widow, m. May 12, 
1797; died Jan. 6, 1806. He married third, Je- 
mimah Hathaway, a widow, m. May 13, 1807; 
died July 7, 1809. 

Children by first wife, none by second or third, 
i. Samuel, b. June 15, 1763; died Nov. 23, 

ii. Joshua, b. Nov. 8, 1764; married Sept. 8, 
1795, Catharine Little. 

iii. Joseph, b. March 24, 1768; married April 
5, 1790, Mary Gibbon. 

3. iv. Ruth, the writer's grandmother, b. 
Aug. 19, 1770; died March 19, 1835. She mar- 
ried Aaron French, the writer's grandfather, 
March 8, 1792. He was born April 19, 1767; 


died Jan. 31, 1850. For children see French 

v. Rachel, b. Nov. 24, 1772; married May 1, 
1788, Joseph Kimble. 

vi. Abigal, b. Jan. 2, 1776, ;jm. Jan. 2,1797: 
John Holloway. 

4. vii. Benjamin, b. May 4, 1778; died 
June 8, 1821. He married July 5, 1804, Eliza- 
beth Ayres; died Feb. 27, 1818. 

Benjamin and Elizabeth (Ayres) Coe were the 
parents of Silas and Joanna Coe, b. probably 
about 1808 and 1810, respectively. They and 
mother were full cousins. Joanna lived with the 
writer's parents, after father and mother were 
married, and died at Champaign, 111., in the 
summer of 1865, the year father died. She was 
a most estimable woman. She came to father's 
probably in 1832. Before coming to father's she 
nursed John and Sarah French's twins, Bethuel 
and Aaron, b. July 4, 1819, near Amity, Wash- 
ington Co., Pa. 

Mother's ancestry in the French line. The 
French's are of Welch descent. 

1. Aaron French, b. Sept. 8, 1739; married 
— ; died Aug. 31, 1835; one son, Aaron. Mary 
French, probably his wife, died Dec. 16, 1805. 
. 2. Aaron (Aaron), the writer's grandfather, 
b. April 19, 1767;died Jan. 31, 1850. He married 
first March 8, 1792, Ruth, daughter of Joseph 
and Abigail (Moon) Coe, b. Aug. 19, 1770; died 


March 19, 1835. He married second, Oct. 8, 

1835, Catharine Starkey. 

She was born — ; died Aug. 9, 1856. 

Children by first wife, none by second: 

i. Joseph, b. May 8, 1793; died July 10, 1804. 

1 . ii. John, b. Jan. 11, 1795; died March 3, 
1874; married Oct. 1, 1818, Sarah Clark, b. Feb. 
— , 1801. She died Jan. 7, 1891. They re- 
moved to Iowa at an early day and had a large 
family of children. 

2. iii. Ira, b. near Amity, Pa., Washington 
Co., July 30, 1798; died Dec, 24, 1878; married 
May 4, 1820, Joanna Lyon. She was born Dec. 
13 (?), 1800 (?). Died, July 25, 1852. 

iv. Abigail, the writer's mother, b. Dec. 23, 
1799, died Aug. 27, 1855 near Senecaville, Ohio, 
buried in the Senecaville cemetery. She married 
Sept. 7, 1826, Isaac Connet, the writer's father, 
b. March 12, 1805 near Prosperity, Pa; died near 
Urbana, 111., Feb. 21, 1865, 

v. Rachel, b. April 19, 1805, died Feb. 13, 

vi. Deborah, b. Dec. 5, 1807; married 
William Clark, Oct. 25, 1827. 

3. vii. Ruth, b. Nov. 26, 1810, died Jan. 6, 
1894; married John Whitten July 11, 1833. 

viii. Jacob, b. Jan. 1, 1828. 
ix. Thirza, b. Sept. 3, 1831. 
1. (ii.) John (Aaron, Aaron), and Sarah 
(Clark) French, see above. 


Children : 

i. Aaron*; ii. Bethuel, twins, b. July 4, 
1819; then in order of their ages, iii, Malinda, 
iv, Joseph, v, Elijah, vi, Nancy, vii, Jesse Clark, 
viii, Eliza Ann,* ix, Joanna,* x, Isaac Newton* 
Those whose names are followed by a (*) are 
living, Feb. 1906. 

2. (iii.) Ira, (Aaron, Aaron) and Joanna 
(Lyon) French, see above. 


1. John Newton, b. in Washington Co., Pa., 
April 24, 1821; married Sarah Ann Mackrill 
March 16, 1847, in Wabash Co., 111.; died Dec. 
11, 1891 in Lawrence Co., 111. Widow living. 

2. Joanna, b. Oct. 10, 1824; married James 
Madison Corrie, June 29, 1848. He was born 
March 1, 1828. Both living. 

3 . Ruth, b. Dec. 12, 1826; married Archibald 
McMillen Sept. 18, 1845. He died date un- 
known. She married John Camp, date unknown 
She died date unknown to writer. 

4. Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 10, 1829, 
died Dec. 1, 1842. 

5. Aaron, b. March 15, 1832, died Jan. 7, 

6. Silas, b. Nov. 15, 1834, died July 27, 1852. 

7. Sarah, b. April 6, 1837, died Feb. 10, 

8. Eunice, b. Nov. 24, 1839, living near 
Sumner, 111., R. F. D. No. 1. 


9. Catharine, b. Oct. 9, 1843; died Aug. 1, 

3. (vii.) Ruth, (Aaron, Aaron), and John 
Whitten, see above. 


1 . Thirza, 2, Joseph, 3, Jane, dead, 4, Aaron, 
5, William, 6, Charles, 7, Sarah, 8, John,F., 9, 
Eliza Ruth and 10, Isaac Newton, twins, both 
died in early childhood, and 11, Noah, dead. 

Joanna and James Madison Corrie, see above, 


1. Isabel, b. April 10, 1849, m. — Milligan. 
d. Jan. 27, 1880. 

2. William Henry, b. Dec. 21, 1850. 

3. Thomas Benton, b. Nov. 1, 1852. 

4. Ruth M., b. Dec. 22, 1854. 

5. James Alfred, b. Jan. 4, 1857. 

6. Evaline, b. Feb. 18, 1860. 

7. Ira Milton, b. April 16, 1862. 

8. Eunice Malinda, b. April 11, 1864, d. 
Aug. 11, 1865. 



Decendants of Amos and Rebecca Smith. 

1. Amos and Rebecca Smith lived in Eastern 
Ohio prior to 1821. Amos died on Feb. 25, 
1821, in a religious meeting in his own home 
on the Mahoming Circuit, Eastern Ohio. He 
had a brother Joel who lived to an old age. 

2. Stephen (son of Amos and Rebecca) 
b. Oct. 7, 1789, in Monongehaly Co., W. Va. 
d. Aug. 19, 1840, in Richland Co., O. He m. 
in Monongehaly Co., W. Va. on Nov. 28, 
1811, Williampa Carhart Bowlby, dr. of James 
and Lydia Bowlby, b. Feb. 12, 1793, in N. J. 
d. Aug. 15, 1847, near Haysville, Richland Co. 
(now Ashland) Ohio. They lived in Monon- 
gehaly Co., W. Va. 1811-14, in Trumble Co., O. 
1815-17, and on Honey Creek Farm 3 miles 
south of Haysville, Richland Co., O. 1817-40. 

Children of Stephen and Williampa C. Smith: 

3. Lydia, b. Oct. 2, 1813, in Monongehaly 
Co., W. Va. d. Feb. 11, 1871, near Haysville, O. 

4. James Bowlby, b. Nov. 18, 1815, in 
Trumble Co., Ohio, d. Dec. 11, 1889, at Hays- 
ville, Ohio. 

5. Rebecca, b. March 14, 1818, near Hays- 
ville, Ohio; d. Feb. ? 1902, at Elkhart, Ind. 

6. Lucinda b. Feb. 25, 1821, near Hays- 
ville, Ohio; Feb. 1906, living at Champaign, 111, 


7. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 29, 1824, near Hays- 
ville, Ohio, Feb. 1906, living at Columbus, Ohio. 

8. Matilda, b. April 18, 1826, near Hays- 
ville, Ohio, d. same day. 

*9. Henry Clay, b. Aug. 16, 1827, near Hays- 
ville, Ohio, d. Apr. 17, 1893, at Gallion, Ohio. 

10. Alvin Billings, b. Oct. 19, 1830, near 
Haysville, Ohio; Feb. 1906, living at Ventura, 

11. Elmore Yocum, b. Oct. 29, 1833, near 
Haysville, Ohio, d. Oct. 30, 1901, at Marion, 

4. James B. (Stephen, Amos) b. Nov. 18, 
1815, in Trumble Co., O, He m. (1) near 
Haysville, O. on March , 1840, Lydia Shields 
b. 1817 near Haysville, O., d. Feb. 1845, 
near Haysville, O. He m. (2) near Haysville, 
O. on April , 1847, Martha Jane, dr. of 
Thomas and Martha (Heifer) McClure b. Aug. 
6, 1820 at Haysville, O. He d. Dec. 11, 1889, 
near Haysville, O. 

i. Children: 

12. Lucinda, b. Jan. , 1841, near Hays- 
ville, O. d. 

13. Stephen Shields, b. Feb. 19, 1842, near 
Haysville, O. m. Aug. , 1865. 

♦Henry's name was changed to Carhart by the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas at Mansfield Ohio, in 1852, on his admission to the bar 
because of the great number of persons by the name of Smith. 


14. Ruth, (Mrs. I. S. Cole) b. July 26, 1843, 
near Haysville, O., m. June , 1862. 

15. Amanda, b. Jan. 26, 1841, near Hays- 
ville, O., m. 1865, d. March 29, 1874. 

ii. Children: 

16. S. Parthenia, b. Jan. 11, 1848, near 
Haysville, O. at Zion City, O. 

17. Wilbur A., b. Jan. 26, 1850, near Hays- 
ville, O., d. May 28, 1854. 

18. James Franklin, b. April 12, 1852, near 
Haysville, O., m. Aug. 8, 1878. 

19. Margaret Irene, b. Aug. 20, 1854, near 
Haysville, O., at Loudon ville, O. 

20. Samantha Elizath, b. July 14, 1857, 
near Haysville, O. at Loudonville, O. 

5. Rebecca, (Stephen, Amos) b. March 14, 
1818, near Haysville, O. She m. J. B. Hart 
on April 7, 1836, near Haysville, O. She d. 
March 24, 1902, at Elkhart, Ind. He d. Sept. 

18, 1864. 
Children : 

20. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1837, d. May 12, 1837. 

21. Alvin, b. Feb. 25, 1838, d. Sept. 27, 

22. Lucinda P., b. Oct. 5, 1839, (m. Dec. 
28, 1859 to M. E. Hough) d. March 10, 1876. 

23. Elmore S., b. Oct. 16, 1841, (m. April 
27, 1870 to Mariel Derby), at Elkhart, Ind. 

24. Serena, b. Nov. 19, +848,, d. March 

19, 1844. /KfS, 


25. Samantha,, b. March 13, 1845, (m. June 
20, 1872, to A. H. Conner) d. Oct. 31, 1886. 

26. Charles T., b. Dec. 3, 1847, (m. Oct. 
12, 1874, Kate Marvin,) at Brimneld, Ind. 

27.'judah B., b. Feb. 5, 1850, d. Oct. 6, 

28. Clifford B., b. Jan. 15, 1853, (m. Sept. 
9, 1874, Eliza Rucker), at Oklahoma, O. T. 

29. /Wilber E., b. June 2, 1855, d. Sept. 
18, 1855. 

30. Lucius,, b. May 4, 1857, d. Sept. 9, 1857. 

31. Bertha E.,b. July 5, 1858, d. July 31, 1901. 

32. Cora A., b. Feb. 17, 1862, (m. Sept. 11, 
1901, Oscar Barnes), at Elkhart, Ind. 

6. Lucinda, (Stephen, Amos) b. Feb. 25, 
1821, near Haysville, O. She taught school 
most of the time from 1839 to 1855. Near 
Wooster, Wayne Co., O. in 1839-40. In Morris- 
town, Pa. (nearjher grandfather Bowlby's home) 
about 1849. In Washington Co., Pa. about 
1850 and 1851. She m. Isaac Connet on Dec. 
17, 1855 in Noble Co., Ohio, and soon after- 
wards moved to Green Co., Ind. (For con- 
tinuation see under Isaac Connet in the Con- 
net Genealogy.) 

7. Mary Ann, (Stephen, Amos) b. Jan. 29, 
1824. She m. William Parker on July 3, 1845 
at Mansfield, O. He was b. July 13, 1814 at 
Newton, England. He d. Nov. 23, 1888 at 


Cambridge, O. Mary was his second wife. 
They had one child which died in infancy. 

9. Henry Clay Carhart, (Stephen, Amos) 
b. Aug. 16, 1827. He was a lawyer, and prac- 
ticed at Gallion, Ohio. He m. Elizabeth Jane 
White on Oct. 2, 1856 at . She 

was b. Dec. 29, 1833. He d. April 17, 1893 at 
Gallion, O. 


34. Mary Alice, b. Feb. 28, 1858, at 
d. Sept. 2, 1858. 

35. Josephine, b. March 8, 1860. 
d. Jan. 28, 1861. 

36. Augusta, b. Nov. 7, 1861, at 

37. Cora, b. Feb. 11, 1865, at 

38. Robert, b. Feb. 5, 1871, at 

11. Elmore Yocum, (Stephen, Amos) b. 
Oct. 29, 1833, near Haysville, O. He m. at 
Gallion, O. in 1862, Lydia A. dr. of Samuel and 
Joanna Reed. He d. Oct. 30, 1901, at Marion, 


39. Eugene R., b. in 1863 and d. in 1864. 

40. Ivie B., b. Oct. 16, 1864. He was m. 

41. Anna May, b. Oct. 8, 1868, m. Percy 
E. Fox. 

42. Williampa J., b. Aug. 31, 1874, m. Fay 
E. Herd, Dec. 9, 1891, at Maysville, O. 


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