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Resided in Champaign County, Ohio, Bartholomew County, 

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BURIAL HILL 



"O little blessed lonely plot, 

Of our ancestral earth. 
What dreams are here, as we draw near 

The dust that gave us birth! 
Out of the ancient mighty dark, 

These pilgrims, not in vain 
Proclaimed the good they saw, then turned 

To dust and dreams again. 

"Oh never say their dreams are dead, 
Since West and South and North 
They sent their breed to prove their creed. 

In verity and worth. 
Across the conquered leagues that lie 

Beneath their dauntless will. 
From tent and shack, the trails run back 
To the foot of burial hill." 

— Bliss Carman in Colliers. 



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PREFACE 

In compiling this history of the descendants of Judge John Pence, 
I shall give an introductory chapter relative to "The Early Fences in 
America." Strictly speaking, I suppose I should begin the history with the 
original immigrant, Henry Pence, father of Judge John Pence, from whom 
we, and many of our distant relatives not included in this history, descended. 
My reason for beginning the history with Judge John Pence, instead of his 
father, is that the book would grow to a larger work than I care to under- 
take. I have tried to carry out both the male and female sides, as fully as 
I could, and I believe that very few have been omitted. 

I have found we all have at least a common school education and that 
being so common, I have not mentioned it, but only gave the fact of a high 
school or college education where I learned of such fact. 

Many of the families are treated very briefly, because they did not 
send me anything further to publish, much to my regret. 

In the matter of divorces I found that some of our relatives preferred 

that no mention be made of such fact and have omitted any mention of such 

. cases in the book. If divorce should be mentioned in any one's history, it 

has been an oversight. I found among our families only a few divorces. 

The Geographical Index and Post Office Addresses given are those 

1, given me in A. D. 1911, and corrected as far as I could in 1912. I find 

fi'i. some of our relatives keep moving. 

" The abreviations are: b. stands for .birth; m. for marriage, and d. 

- for death. iV^ , • ^. r->' 

^ I suppose that errors- have pit)b2ibly been sometimes made. I have, 

however, had a good assistant, MfS.JLucy I. Harrington, public stenog- 
rapher, Denver, and have dor.? the best 1 could with the material sent me. 
Sometimes I found different persons gave conflicting dates of the same 
fact, and have tried to get at the facts as best I could by correspondence 
lL^ and testing with other contemporary events. Sometimes when no other course 



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seemed open I have given both dates sent. In some cases also the writing 
was not plain and the spelling of some names may not be exact. In many 
such cases I tried to verify by correspondence, but did not always get 
answers to my many letters. 

I hope that the book will be cherished by all our big family and handed 
down from generation to generation. I hope that we will have a greater 
interest in each other, and that the addresses given will be used, both in cor- 
respondence and in visiting. Lastly I hope you will sometimes have a 
kindly feeling toward the author and compiler, for the work done. He has 
no children to leave it to, and therefore puts it in your keeping. It has 
been a work of joy, even if it sometimes did bring a headache. It is hoped 
that at some later date some member of our family will take the book as 
a basis for a greater history of the greater House of Pence that will no doubt 
then be in this great country. 




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BENTZ 



DESCRIPTION OF COAT OF ARMS 

Granted to BENTZ of Bale, 
Rothenburg, Bavaria 



ARMS — On a black shield, a gold lion with a red tongue is 
rampant (walking on his hind feet) carrying a green 
palm. 

CREST — A gold lion with red tongue, issuant (half length) 
between two black probis (elephant's trunks). 
Mantle gold and black. The Lion denotes courage, 
majesty and strength; Gold, instrinsic worth, com- 
bined with the palm of peace; the Elephant's Trunks 
also denote strength. 



N. B. — In heraldic engraving the crossed lines indicate 
black. The dots indicate gold. The perpendicular lines indicate 
red and the diagonal lines indicate green. The Lion is of the 
German Medieval type. See also page 1 1 . 




Top I'ictiiit^ — Hiitli IMjue «»• Author, Kozetta, llciMltM-son Co., 111. 
Second Pi«'ture — Karni House \o\v at the Farm Wliere the ()rifj,'"«l 
Iinmigraut, Henry Pence, Ijived Over 100 Yeai-s Afjo; This House Was 
Built About 50 Years Ago. Third Picture — Residence of Author in Den- 
ver, Ck)lo. Fourth Picture — i»ridj;e Over Henderson Creek, Henderson 
Co., 111., Erected About 1S40. Fifth i*ictur(> — (irave Stones of Judj-e John 
Pence, His l^ast Wife and His Son Curtis, Kozetta Baptist Cemetery. 



The Early" Pences 

In cAmerica 



Mr. I. D. Rupp, a German historian, wrote a book entitled: "30,000 
Names of Immigrants in Pennsylvania." 

Pences under the name of Bentz, Pentz and Pence appear many times 
in the book. This shows that there are in America many Pence families 
with whom we can trace no known relation. Some of these Pences settled 
in Pennsylvania, and some in other states. Their descendants are all over 
America. 

Major William P. Pence of the army war college at Washington, D. C, 
writes me that one Jacob Pence and Valentine Pence, brothers, settled in 
Rockingham County, Virginia, prior to 1747. That one Lewis Pence 
settled in Shenandoah County, Virginia, about the same time. That there 
were several Pences in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, prior to 1740 and 
that some of the families moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia. That in 
1690 a German soldier by the name of Adam Pence was discharged in New 
York City from the British army and remained there to found a family 
which has remained there to this day. Major William P. Pence has been 
of much assistance to me, and I wish we could say that he is our relative, 
but to date I have not been able to trace any relationship. 

When I began the compiling of facts for this history I knew of a family 
tradition that my great grand father settled in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 
prior to the American Revolution, but I did not know his given name and 
I could find no one living who could tell me. I sent out a number of 
letters to various post offices where his descendants resided, but was unable 
to learn anything definite. 

My attention was finally called to a paragraph in the Champaign 
County, Ohio, History, compiled in 1881, which will be referred to later 
on in the history of Judge John Pence. From this history I learned that 
one Henry Pence and wife Mary, whose maiden name was Mary Blimly, 
emigrated to Shenandoah County, Virginia, in their youth, also the names 
of their children, a list of whom was given with the statement that they 
were the parents of nineteen children, two of whom died in infancy. 

Next, I found the obituary notice of one Benjamin Pence, who died 
in German Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana, at the age of nearly 
88 years. This obituary notice states he was born in Shenandoah County, 
Virginia, April 26, 1787, and moved to Ohio in 1805, where he married 
Catherine Steinbarger, April 8, 1811, and that they moved to Indiana in 
1820, where they raised a large family and left many descendants. In 
this obituary notice it is stated that he was one of nineteen children 
and was a brother of the late Judge Pence of Henderson County, Illinois, 
and an uncle of Col. Robert Titus Pence (the author's father) and Capt. 
John A. Pence (the author's uncle). 



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The author in his youth made certain notes of statements made by his 
father, which he still has in his possession. In these notes he finds the 
name of Benjamin, being the gentleman named in the above obituary notice. 
It will be found in the will of Henry Pence, the German who settled in 
Shenandoah County, Virginia, that among the long list of his children 
there is mentioned the above named Benjamin, also Joseph, Henry, Isaac, 
John, also a Mrs. Runcle and a Mrs. Norman. These seven are mentioned 
in the notes of the author given him by his father, which goes to show 
that the families were identical, althought the author's father did not men- 
tion the names of the other children. It must be remembered that he, as 
his history will show in this book, moved from Ohio to Indiana when but 
about three years old and it is altogether probable that he never personally 
met and never personally knew of all of his uncles and aunts, but only 
gave to the author the names of such as he remembered some fifty or 
sixty years after he had been in their vicinity. 

The compiler visited Champaign County, Ohio, Warren County, 
Indiana, Henderson County, Illinois, and many other places, and in 
Champaign County, Ohio, it is generally understood that Henry was the 
original emigrant from Germany and that he was the father of Judge 
John Pence. 

When John .Pence took out his marriage bond in Shenandoah 
County, Virginia, to marry Eve Piper he signed his name as "John Pence 
Junior" and one of his bondsmen was "John Pence Senior." This does 
not necessarily mean that he was a son of John as there were a large number 
of Pences in that vicinity and there may have been several Johns. 

One Champaign County history says that John Pence just prior to 
leaving Champaign County, Ohio, sold his land to his brother Lewis. In 
his will Henry Pence does not mention Lewis, but Lewis may have already 
been provided for or he may have had another given name in addition to 
Lewis by which he may have been included in the will. In early days it 
was, however, not customary to mention names of children for whom pro- 
vision had been made. 

Family tradition says that the original immigrant lived to be 100 years 
old, while in fact Henry died at 84 or 86. The author must take issue with 
this family tradition. In searching family histories through the country 
he has found that family traditions are not always accurate. Henry and 
his wife did live to great age and the mere fact that they did not reach the 
hundred mark is not sufficient for the rejection of the later tradition which 
is unanimous in Champaign County, Ohio, that he was Judge John Pence's 
father, and the dovetailing in of the seven names given the author by his 
father and recorded by him years and years ago. 

The fact that the family lived at Shenandoah County, Virginia, and 
moved from there to Champaign County, Ohio, and the many little inci- 
dents in history which dovetail into the general statement proves that 
Henry was the man. 

There is now living (1911) at Jacksonville, Illinois, Dicey R. Dunlap, 
who, on February 11, 1911, was 100 years old. She is still in possession 
of sound mind and memory. The newspaper giving an account of the 
celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth says: "Mrs. Dunlap is the 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 11 

daughter of Willia:m and Mary Runcle. She was born in Champaign 
County, Ohio, February 10, 1811." 

Mary Runkle is mentioned in Henry's will as one of his daughters. 

Now "Aunt Dicey" is therefore the grand daughter of Henry Pence 
and she writes to the author, under date of July 7, 1911, that she "recalls 
when her Uncle John moved to Indiana." This Uncle John was Judge 
John Pence and therefore he was a son of Henry. 

Rev. W. T. Pence, of Topeka, Kansas, under date of June 29, 1911, 
wrote me this: "My grandfather, Abraham Pence, was a son of the old 
Heinrich Bentz." Also, "If I am rightly informed my grand sire (Abra- 
ham) was one of eighteen children born to the original Heinrich Bentz, of 
which number your grandfather (Judge John Pence) was one." On June 
12, 1911, he writes: "I have often heard my father speak of your grand- 
father, John Pence, who immigrated to Illinois at an early day." (His 
history will show that he first went to Indiana and about six years later 
to Illinois.) 

Another instance — The Champaign County, Ohio, History says Henry 
came there from Shenandoah County, Virginia, in 1805. Curtis M. Pence, of 
Pence, Indiana, son of George Pence (George Pence being one of the sons 
of Judge John Pence), says that his father related to him that he (George) 
was eighteen months old when the family came to Champaign County, 
Ohio. This would bring it in 1805, when history now relates that the 
whole family moved there from Virginia. The evidence therefore com- 
pletely proves Henry Pence, the great grandfather of the compiler, also 
the original emigrant from Germany to America. 

Henry Pence was born in Germany about 1740. He married Mary 
Blimly, also born in Germany. Both came to America in their youth. 
Mary's birthday has not been ascertained, but was between the years 1746 
and 1749. 

The Coat of Arms of the family of Bentz originated, or at least was 
used in Rothenberg, in the state of Bavaria, Germany. It is, therefore, 
probable that Henry came from that vicinity and also probable that some 
of our fore fathers used the Coat of Arms. 

When Henry came from Germany he was known as Heinrich Bentz. 
His will, a copy of which will be found in this book is signed by that name 
in German very plainly. The pronunciation of the name to the clerks on 
this side of the Atlantic sounded like Pence, and they often wrote it Pence. 
The Germans first spelled it Pentz, and later on Pence, but Henry stuck 
to his German name when he signed, although to his neighbors he was 
known as Pence. 

There are many proofs that the name was originally Bentz. In the 
first place Henry so signed it, although his will describes him as Henry 
Pence. The old County Records in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and 
Champaign County, Ohio, have many like cases in deeds and other legal 
documents. 

Dr. Clyde D. Pence of Chicago' (Wilson T.\ David', Abraham', 
Heinrich'), says that his late uncle Abraham Pence, who lived in Chicago, 
told him that his great grandfather Heinrich Bentz and his brothers came 
to America in 1760, and settled in Virginia, and that he had seen in a 



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small village in Germany the public records which gave the date of emi- 
gration of Heinrich Bentz and his brothers and the ship they came in. 

Rev. Wilson T. Pence, of Topeka, Kansas, says that this same Abraham 
Pence, his brother, told him there were five brothers came. 

The compiler has been unable to trace these clews to positive proof, 
but has no doubt that they are right. 

Henry made a deed in 1805 to some land in Shenandoah County, 
Virginia, to Martine Kite. The consideration mentioned in the deed was 
"Six hundred fifty pounds current money of the United States." The deed 
states that he obtained a part of the land by patent in March, 1770. This 
is the earliest positive record I have found of him. 

In 1805 Henry and all his children moved to Champaign County, 
Ohio. He settled in Mad River Township, and in 1806 a Baptist Church 
was organized at his house. Many of his descendants still live near there, 
and own a goodly portion of the fine farms and other property in that 
county. 

A copy of the will of Henry Pence is given in this chapter. The 
will was made in 1820 and probated in 1824. He is buried in the Nettle 
Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mad River Township, about five miles from 
Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. The grave stone gives the date of his 
death as March 1, 1826, instead of 1824. It was probably put up some 
years after his death, hence the error. The stone reads "Aged 86 Years." 
This also may be an error, as family tradition and County Histories say 
he was born in 1740. The country was still new at the time of his death, 
and it is probable that the head stones were not easily obtained there at 
that time. If the placing of a stone was postponed for some years, the 
mistake is easily accounted for. His wife, Mary Blimly Pence, is buried 
at his side, the stone bearing the inscription: "Mary Pence, Died September 
20, 1829, Aged 80 Years."^ 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO. 
THE WILL OF HENRY PENCE DEC'D. 

In the Name of God : Amen. I Henry Pence of the County of Cham- 
paign and State of Ohio, being weak and sickly of body, but of perfect 
mind and memor}-, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once 
to die, do therefore make and constitute this my last will and testament 
(that is to say) 

First, I recommend my Spirit to God that give it, and my body to the 
grave, to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my execu- 
tors and secondly, as touching my worldly possessions wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me with in this life I Despose of the same in the fol- 
lowing manner (To wit) First I give and bequeath unto my well beloved 
son in law John Norman all my land on which I now live containing one 
hundred and thirty five acres reserving to myself and my wife the free 
use and occupancy thereof or liberty of renting said land as long as we or 
either of us shall live and when we are both dead said Norman is to have 
full and peaceable possession of said land and his heirs forever on the fol- 
lowing conditions that is that he the said John Norman pays to my son 



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Benjamin Pence five hundred dollars when required thereto by said Ben- 
jamin — and six hundred and seventy five dollars to my other children within 
five years after the death of myself and wife as follows, to Jacob Pence my 
eldest son two dollars, to the heirs of my son Samuel Pence dec'd. two dol- 
lars and the balance of the six hundred and seventy five dollars the said 
Norman is to pay an equal proportion to the other children : Henry Pence, 
Abraham Pence, John Pence, David Pence, Joseph Pence, Isaac Pence, 
Ruben Pence, Susanah Jinkens, Anna Norman, Elizabeth Stonebarger, 
Mary Runkle and the two sons of Barbary Stewart dec'd., Joseaph Rosen- 
barger and Henry Stewart which two boys is have one equal share between 
them, with the others the said Norman is to pay said sum to my above men- 
tioned children so that each one shall have an equal share with what they 
may have already received, tliat is whatever any of them may have received 
of me is to be counted in their share. I do also constitute and appoint 
John Norman and William Runcle Executors of this my last will and 
testament hereby disannull all former wills testament or bequeths in any 
wise heretofore by me made ratifying and confirming this to be my last 
will and testament. In testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this 10th day of April, 1820. 

Heinrich Bentz (Seal). 

Signed sealed and acknowledge in presence of us 

John Taylor 
Peter Runkle 

his 
Adam X Kite 

mark 
Martin Frank 

Champaign County ss. Be it remembered that at the November Terra of 
the Court of Common Pleas of the County afd. in the year of our Lord 
1824 the last will and testament of Henry Pence dec'd. (of which the fore- 
going is a true record) was produced in open Court by John Norman one 
of the executors therein named (William Runkle the other Executor not 
being present) and was proven by the following affidavit of John Taylor 
Adam Kite and Peter Runkle (To wit) 
December 1st 1824. 

Personally came before me in open court John Taylor Peter Runcle 
Adam Kite thereof the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament 
of Henry Pence dec'd. and made oath that they and each of them was 
present and saw the sd. Henry Pence dec'd. sign and heard him acknowledge 
the writing now produced in Court as his last will and testament and signed 
their names as witnesses to the same in the presence and at the request of 
the said Henry. That the testator at the time of his executing sd. will was 
of full age and sound mind and memory, not under any restraint and 
capable of making a will. 

John Taylor. 

his 
Adam X Kite 

mark 
Peter Runcle. 



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Sworn to and subscribed before me in open court day and date above. 

John C. Pearson elk. 

And thereupon tlie said John Norman was chosen as Executor as sd. 
Letters Testamentary ordered and said Will admitted to record. 

(Enlargement of signature of original immigrant to 
his will : "Heinrich Bentz," Americanized as Henry 
Pence. ) 



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Judge John Pence and His 
Descendants 

Judge John Pence, the subject of this history, was born in Shenandoah 
County, Virginia, January 15, 1775 (or possibly 1776). In those crude 
times he received the common school education and grew to manhood and 
married in that county. 

His first wife was Eve Piper, whom he married in 1795. In those 
days the marriage license was not quite like that of the present day, as the 
following copy of the marriage certificate will show: 

"Know All Men by These Presents, That we John Pence Jun. 
and John Pence are held firmly bound to His Excellency Robert Brooke 
Esq. Governor of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and 
fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made, to the said 
Governor, or his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and 
administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by those Presents. Sealed with 
our seal and dated this 8th day of December, 1795. 

The condition of the above obligation is such, that, whereas there is 
a marriage suddenly intended to be solemnized between the above bound 
John Pence Jun. and Eve Piper now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct 
the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void and of no effect, 
otherwise to remain in full force and virte. 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of 

John Bence (Seal) 
John Bentz (Seal) 
A true copy. 

Teste: M. B. Wunder, Clerk." 

The Clerk further writes me that on page 43 of Marriage Records of 
the years 1792 to 1850, John Coons reported, under date of August 4, 1796, 
that he married John Pence and Eve Piper on December 22nd, 1795. 

By this marriage two children were born whose names will be found 
in their order later in the record, namely: Elizabeth, who married Thomas 
Doolittle Wells, and Mary, who married Captain William Beaty. 

His wife. Eve Piper Pence, died in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 
date unknown. There is a family tradition that when he married her she 
had considerable property and that he added thereto. Among this prop- 
erty were some slaves who were given their freedom prior to the removal 
of the family from Virginia. There is also a family tradition that when 
these two daughters, Elizabeth married Mr. Wells and Mary married Capt. 
Beaty, that Judge John Pence gave to each a considerable sum of money 
that came to him through this first marriage. 

About 1803 his second marriage occurred. He married Elizabeth 
Steinbarger, in Shenandoah County Virginia. 



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Late in 1804 there were several deeds recorded from different members 
of the Pence family in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and in 1805, as nar- 
rated in the history of Henry Pence, the entire family of Henry Pence, in- 
cluding Judge John Pence and his married brothers and sisters and unmar- 
ried brothers and sisters, all moved to Champaign County, Ohio. At least 
this is family tradition and it is borne out by many records. 

Champaign County, Ohio, was then a wilderness. The county his- 
tories state that game was very plentiful and that there were also many 
Indians in the country. 

The History of Champaign County, Ohio, by Joshua Antrim, states 
on page 137 that prior to 1806 John Pence, Daniel Pence, Reuben Pence, 
Lewis Pence and many others settled in Mad River Township. 

October 8, 1811, Mad River Township election records show voting: 
Henry Pence, John Steinbarger, John Pence, Samuel Pence. 

Another History of Champaign County, Ohio, published by W. H. 
Beers & Co., of Chicago, in 1881, speaking of the early settlers of Mad 
River Township, says on page 405 : "The Pences, fifteen in number, set- 
tled in different portions of the county. Three of them, John, Lewis and 
Abraham, settled in this township. John purchased a quarter section of 
land in section 9, but soon disposed of it to his brother Lewis and emigrated 
west. The same book, page 413, says a fort was erected in this Mad River 
Township on account of the Indian troubles in 1807, and, on pages 414-415, 
that an Indian battle took place in the township in 1812. At first the 
Indians were successful, but later the whites were reinforced and slaughtered 
the Indians. Page 418 — Baptist Church was organized in 1806 at the 
home of Henry Pence. Same book, page 422 — first record of any jury in- 
cluded John Pence. This was in Alarch, 1817. Same book, page 423 — 
John Pence was elected Justice of the Peace in 1819. 

On October 19, 1820, Judge John Pence sold his land in Mad River 
Township, containing about 702 acres, to his brother Lewis Pence for 
$12,638. In this deed he describes himself as of Jackson County, Indiana. 
It is probable that about this time he planned to move to Indiana and pos- 
sibly had acquired a temporary residence in Jackson County, but he soon 
settled permanently in Bartholomew County, Indiana. This was about 
1820. History is in accord with family tradition that the first settlement of 
Bartholomew County was about 1819. 

In 1821 he was elected Associate County Judge of Bartholomew 
County and served three terms. The first election shows John Pence and 
Ephraim Arnold; the second election shows John Pence and Thomas Hick- 
son; the third election shov.s John Pence and Nathan Davis. The record 
closes in the year 1827, being six years after he was elected. 

In Bartholomew Count}', Indiana, he acquired a great deal of land 
and probably was at one time while living there quite wealthy, bringing 
a large portion of this from Champaign County, Ohio. From some sort of 
mismanagement, much of this property was lost in Indiana. He is said to 
have run a grist mill, a small distillery, and had other large undertakings 
employing a large number of men, and family tradition says that he at 
times had a number of women servants in the house to take care of 
the crowd. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 17 

His wife Elizabeth, nee Steinbarger, gave birth to nine children. 
George, the first, being born in Shenandoah County, Virginia; the next 
seven in Champaign County, Ohio, and Phoebe, the last, in Bartholomew 
County, Indiana. His wife Elizabeth died while the family lived in Bar- 
tholomew County, Indiana. 

About 1826 he married his third wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Records. Her 
maiden name was Heaton. By this marriage he added to his family two 
step-sons, Thomas and Spencer Records. As up to this time he had eleven 
children, his acquiring two more gave him thirteen, and father and mother 
made fifteen in family, which was going some. 

By this last marriage there were five children, making in all a family 
of sixteen children and two step-children. Family tradition says that he 
also partially or completely raised several orphans. 

In the fall of 1827 he moved to Rock Island County, 111. There were 
several Indian houses or wigwams vacant. Selecting the best, the family 
moved in and in the spring the peaceful Indians came back and they dis- 
covered they had been occupying the house of the famous Indian chief. 
Black Hawk. 

In the spring of 1828 he moved with his family to a point on Hender- 
on Creek (sometimes known as Henderson River) about three miles north- 
east of where the town of Oquawka now stands, where he made his per- 
manent residence. As has been stated heretofore, he was Justice of the 
Peace in Ohio in 1819, and he was Associate County Judge for six years 
in Bartholomew County, Indiana, being three terms, and when the County 
of Warren was organized in Illinois in 1830, including the territory of what 
is now the counties of Warren and Henderson, he was •chosen the chairman 
of the first Board of County Commissioners and it seems that the chairman 
of the board was also known as County Judge. The early records at Mon- 
mouth, the county seat of Warren County, have the following entry: 

STATE OF ILLINOIS, ( Commissioners' Court in Vacation, 
WARREN COUNTY. \ September 10, 1830. 



STATE OF ILLINOIS, 
WARREN COUNTY. 



Copy of an Order. 



SS. 



The Clerk of the Warren County Commissioners' Court will certify 
to the Postmaster General of the United States at Washington City that 
the County of Warren was organized on the 31st day of July last past and 
that the temporary seat of justice is and was located at the Lower Yellow 
Banks, on the Mississippi River in Town. 11 North of Range 5 West, on 
the 9th day of July and about half way between the Des Moines and the 
Rock River Rapids; and request the Postmaster General to establish a post 
office at the said county seat to be called Warren Court House post office; 
and further request him to forward the mail immediately to said office 
either from Fulton County, Schuyler County, or from Venus in Hancock 



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County, and the Clerk will place the foregoing upon the records of our said 
Court. 

Given under our hands in vacation of Court, this 10th day of September, 
A. D. 1830. 

(Signed) John Pence, 

John B. Talbot, 
County Commissioners. 

In the removal from Bartliolomew County, Indiana, to Rock. Island 
County, Illinois, and later to Henderson County, he stopped a short time, 
possibly only a few weeks or months, near the present site of Joilet, Illinois. 
Here his son-in-law, Robert Stevens, who married his daughter Lydia Ann 
in Bartholomew County, Indiana, made their home. For a further account 
of her see her history in its proper place in this book. 

About 1831 the Indians grew hostile under the great chief Black Hawk 
and the settlers along Henderson River built a fort on Judge John Pence's 
farm, or at least very near the farm, which immediately became the refuge 
of the settlers of the entire neighborhood. The place was known as Fort 
Pence, and any old-time settler of the county can tell you of it. 

The family experienced the usual hardships of pioneer life, but from all 
accounts had an abundance for comfort. A letter exhibited to the author, 
written by him to his oldest son, George Pence, then living in Warren 
County, Indiana, throws light on many of the struggles, cares and joys that 
came to him and certain portions of the letter are given below : 

{Exact Copy of Words and Spelling) 

"Oquawka, Warren Co., 111., 

November the 20, 1840. 
Dear Son and Daughter: — 

I once more have taken m}- pen in hand to let you know something 
of our life here. As to our health, it is not very good and has been very 
bad with some of us. We was counting to start out to see you early in the 
fall, our horses shod and all things all ready to start in two days and then 
our little son John {meaning Captain John A. Pence, now deceased) was 
taken down with a severe spell of fever, for fourteen days laid without any 
eating only drank and the doctors poured calomel in him all that time, and 
after he got better then Thomas (meaning his step-son, Thomas Records, 
now deceased) was taken down and had just such a time and as long as 
John had it. And I have been very unwell all this fall with something in 
my stomach and was ver}- bad all the time the boys laid sick and I am some 
better but far from well. Some of the rest had short brashes but not bad. 
We pray that these lines will find you in a better state of health than it 
leaves us. 

There has been a good deal of sickness here this year and it has been 
very fatal. Three miles from me there died four grown people, the mother 
and two daughters and one son, and six miles from us there had also died 
four out of one family. * * * it appears that our country will be 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 19 

more sickly than it used to be. We have had so much rain this last part of 
this season, I never saw the like of rain, * * * almost the whole 
face of the earth covered with water. * * * j had a letter from Solo- 
mon {his son) about two months ago. He stated they were all well, only 
Joseph Rosenberger's wife has been a long time sick and unexpected ever 
to get well again. * * * 

All our crops are good. Our wheat will not fetch 50 cents and pork is 
$3. We have nothing to boast of now. Money is very scarce, almost out of 
the question. Was hoping for better times but do not know only if there 
should be a change in the administration {Van Buren was then President) 
I think we may look for better times, — if not, then we will have worse times 
than ever. ( This is the same vein of thought that is being uttered by the 
people of the United States on the eve of every presidential election since 
then.) 

I hope the Lord may help us so that we may live out our time and 
prepare us all both soul and body that we may be * * * of a better 
world above where all these troubles are over and our souls at rest. For my 
part I feel my days are but few. I almost for my life time enjoyed tolerable 
good health but not now the case. {He died the next year.) I should surely 
be very glad to see you once more but it seems out of the question, I have 
made so many attempts and all fail. I can't promise anything more about 
it. So if we can't talk in person, let us talk by way of letter and encourage 
others as A'ell as we can. * * * 

I feel much concerned about Gabriel and William's and Wallace's 
lands. {These were his sons.) They have no way to pay for their lands 
and I would wish them to sell their places * * * and then to get 
lands of their own and not be in debt to anybody. * * * 

I shall add no more at present but subscribe our names in the greatest 
of hope and sincerest friendship. If we have wrote amiss, pardon us, and 
when you get this be sure to write to us soon. We are always glad to hear 
of you. * * * 
To George Pence and Polly Pence. 

(Signed) John Pence and 

Elizabeth Pence." 

Judge John Pence was essentially a pioneer. Born in Virginia about 
the time of the Revolution, moving to Champaign County, Ohio, in 1805, he 
there found a new country. After some fourteen or fifteen years, as we have 
seen, the country grew too old to suit him, although we have records of an In- 
dian war and pitched battle near his place not later than 1812. Moved on to 
Bartholomew County, Indiana, about 1820. He was among the very first set- 
tlers there where he became County Judge and probably attained his greatest 
success as a money maker at some time during his residence there, but, his 
business going wrong, he decided to still follow the western course and, after 
six or seven years of Indiana he once more headed west. To the author this 
move seems almost unaccountable as the states of Indiana and Illinois were 
at that time verv new and he had to cross and he did cross both of these 
states clear to the Mississippi, the father of waters, before he found the site 
that seemed to appeal to him, then inhabited by Indians, with here and 



20 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

there a few white people. This trait of character of Judge John Pence may 
account for the same trait of character inherited by his descendants, which 
has scattered them all the way from Ohio to the Pacific coast. This little 
book will show you their location. Probably no state west of Ohio and 
north of Mason and Dixon's line is without some of his descendants and 
some of them are south of the line. Were he living today he could start 
from his birth place in the Shenandoah County, Virginia, take a train and 
by railway travel find a descendant of his with whom he could stop over 
night in any portion of this great West, and could visit the whole north- 
western part of these United States, stopping every night with some of his 
descendants. This can be easily verified by looking over the location of 
the some 900 descendants. 

The Henderson County, Illinois, History, in speaking of Judge John 
Pence, has this to say: "He was one of those noble, great hearted men 
always to be found on the frontiers, ever ready to aid those around them in 
need. He lived and died loved and respected by all who knew him. His 
daughter, Mrs. Caroline Shores (now deceased) thus remembers and speaks 
of her father: 'Often he would bring the sick and afflicted home with him 
and take care of them as if they were members of his own family, free of 
charge. I well remember the sides of bacon, sacks of flour and potatoes, 
the gallons of honey that he from time to time distributed among his needy 
neighbors. Our father, by industry and economy, always managed to have 
a good supply of the necessaries of life around him and he always felt that 
he held this world's goods in trust for his fellow man as well as for himself." 

He died on September 20, 1841, and was buried near his old home, 
but his body was moved to the Rozctta Baptist Cemetery about five miles 
east of Oquawka, Illinois, about 1862. The author was present at the 
removal of the remains, being then about 8 years old, and has a vivid memory- 
to this day of the circumstances. 

No picture of him is obtainable, but it is said by some now living who 
saw him in their childhood that he closely resembled his son Gabriel, 
whose picture is in this history. 

His family record is as follows: 

John Pence', b. Shenandoah Co., Va., Jan. 15, 1775; d. Henderson 
Co., 111., Sept. 20, 1841; m. Dec. 22, 1795, in Shenandoah Co., Va., Eve 
Piper, who d. Shenandoah Co., Va. 

Children of John and Eve (Piper) Pence: 

Elizabeth Pence, b. Apr. 22, 1799; d. Dec. — , 1844. 

Mary Pence, b. Dec. 12, 1800; d. Sept. 18, 1831. 

Second Marriage. 
Married in Shenandoah Co., Va., Elizabeth Steinbarger about 1803. 
Children of John and Elizabeth (Steinbarger) Pence: 
George Pence, b. Mch. 29. 1804; d. Mch. 20, 1879. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 21 

Gabriel Pence, b. Apr. 27, 1806; d. Feb. 7, 1880. 

Sarey Pence, b. Nov. 23, 1807; d. . 

Lydia Ann Pence, b. Jan. 6, 1810; d. 

Allen Wallace Pence, b. Jan. 19, 1812; d. Sept. 14, 1890. 
Solomon J. Pence, b. Jan. 10, 1815; d. June 21, 1885. 
Robert Titus Pence, b. Jan. 19, 1817; d. Aug. 7, 1889. 
Curtis M. Pence, b. Jan. 6, 1819; d. Feb. 22, 1846. 
Phebe F. Pence, b. July 31, 1821; d. Oct. 8, 1863. 

Third Marriage. 

Married Mrs. Elizabeth Heaton Records. 
Children of John and Elizabeth (Records) Pence: 

Andrew J. Pence, b. , 1828; d. 1855. 

John Adams Pence, b. Aug. 12, 1830; d. Mch. 8, 1912. 
William Henry Pence, b. Oct. 4, 1831; d. May. 28, 1893. 
Caroline Pence, b. Nov. 22, 1833; d. Dec. 20, 1901. 
Charlotte Pence, b. May 1, 1839; d. June 14, 1906. 

Elizabeth Pence' (John'), b. Shenandoah Co., Va., Apr. 2, 1798; 
m. Thomas Doolittle Wells about 1817 in Champaign Co., Ohio; moved 
to Bartholomew Co., Ind., 1820. They lived in Bartholomew Co., Ind., 
till about 1828 or 1829, when they moved to Henderson Co., 111. They 
purchased a fine farm about three miles northeast of Oquawka, 111., where 
they resided until the death of both. Mr. Wells died July 27, 1878 and 
Elizabeth died Dec. — , 1844. They are buried at the old Wells Cemetery, 
on the bluff near the old farm. From the obituary notice of Mr. Wells we 
learn that he was born in Virginia, July 30, 1784, and when he died 
lacked only three days of being 94 years old. They were living on the 
Henderson County farm during the Black Hawk Indian War and no doubt 
had their full share of pioneer experience. 

A letter from their grand daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Delebar (Swaim) 
gives the following interesting facts: They began housekeeping in Urbana, 
Ohio, and engaged in the business of shipping pork and flour to Detroit. 
After a loss of property by fire in Urbana, they moved five miles in the 
country, where he took charge of a flouring mill and a saw mill, built a 
dwelling house and lived there eighteen months, then decided to go further 
west, and settled at Edinburg, Bartholomew Co. (or Johnson Co. adjoining), 
Ind., made a large farm on Flat creek and resided there ten years. Two 
children were buried there in the Records Grave Yard. (These two 
children died in infancy and were named Elizabeth and Mary, mentioned 



22 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

in the list of children below.) Another move landed him on the farm three 
miles northeast of Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111., where they lived till 
their death. 

Children of Elizabeth (Pence) and Thomas Doolittle Wells. 
Rachel Wells, b. Apr. 18, 1818; d. Feb. 19, 1905. 
John Wells, b. Jan. 4, 1820; d. Feb. 13, 1846. 
Elizabeth Wells, b. — ; d. in infancy. 
Martha Ann Wells, b. — , 1824; d. Dec. 12, 1890. 
M.ARY MARC-yiET Wells, b. — , d. in infancy. 
Augustine Wells, b. Aug. 31, 1828; d. Mch 16, 1909. 
Lucy Wells, b. Jan. 18, 1831. 
Lydia a. Wells, b. Nov. 22, 1835; d. Jan. 21, 1892. 
Thomas Wells, b. May 2, 1837; d. Mch. — , 1860. 
Willamina Wells, b. Feb. 22, 1838. 
Maria A. Wells, b. — , d. in infancy. 
Eliza Wells, b. — ; d. in infancy. 

Rachel Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Cham- 
paign Co., Ohio., Apr. 18, 1818; m. at Oquawka, 111., David J. Howard, 
June, 1838; second marriage at Oquawka, 111., Aug. 30, 1843, to John 
DeLaBar; d. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Swaim, in Rock- 
ville. Indiana, Feb. 19, 1905. Buried at Oquawka, 111. Lived on farm 
about three miles northeast of Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111., on a farm 
adjoining that of her father. In early childhood she experienced all the 
hardships of pioneer life, getting her education in a log school house and in 
}'oung womanhood was witness to the Indian wars and settlement of the 
country. 

Children of Rachel (Wells) and David J. Howard: 
David C. Howard, b. Dec. 18, 1840; d. June 12, 1902. 
Thomas A. Howard, b. May 4, 1839. 

Children of Rachel (Wells) and John DeLaBar. 

Leander Burr DeLaBar, b. July 11, 1845; d. Jan. 30, 1904. 
Martha A. DeLaB.\r, b. May 22, 1847; d. Apr. 13, 1909. 
Mary E. DeLaB.\r, b. Dec. 25, 1854. 
Eddy B. DeLaB.^r, b. Sept. 3, 1860. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 23 

David C. Howard* (Rachel Wells (Howard)', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Dec. 18, 1840, near Oquawka, 111., served in the 
War of the Rebellion in Company G, 48th 111. Infantry; taken prisoner 
at Elizabeth town, Ky., in 1862; in Morgan's raid and was paroled. After 
the war he lived a short time in Norton Co., Kan., but for the most part 
of his life lived near Oquawka, 111. Voted the Democratic ticket and was 
a farmer. Died June 12, 1902. He never married. Buried at Oquawka, 
111. 

Thomas Anthony Howard* (Rachel Wells (Howard)', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. May 4, 1839, in Henderson Co., 111.; 
m. on Dec. 29, 1859, in Henderson Co., 111., Miss Rebecca Wheeling. He 
is a farmer and stock raiser; Methodist; Democrat. Present address 
Logan, Kan. 

Children of Thomas Anthony Howard and Rebecca (Wheeling) ; 
all born in Henderson Co., 111.: 

John Wesley Howard, b. Oct. 20, 1860. 

George Wilbert Howard, b. Apr. 17, 1867, d. June 8, 1892. 

Bertha Jean Howard, b. Apr. 24, 1870. 

Robert Howard, b. Jan. 31, 1866, d. Mch. 1866. 

Oscar Howard, b. Mch. 31, 1874, d. in infancy. 

Mary Eliza Howard, b. May 19, 1875, d. July 19, 1909. 

John Wesley Howard' (Thomas Anthony Howard*, Rachel Wells 
(Howard); Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Oct. 20, 1860, in 
Henderson Co., 111.; m. May 3, 1885, at Falls City, Neb., Emma Clara 
Morrison. His children were all born and are now living in Graham Co., 
Kan. His present address is Bogue, Kan., where he is engaged in farming. 

Children of John Wesley Howard and Emma Clara (Morrison). 
Infant Child, b. Feb. 18, 1887, d. in infancy. 
Kerck Anthony Howard, b. Feb. 8, 1889. 
Ruth Howard, b. Aug. 19, 1892. 
Maud Alica Howard, b. May 16, 1897. 
Eva Gertrude Howard, b. Jan. 14, 1905. 

Kerck Anthony Howard' (John Wesley Howard", Thomas Anthony 
Howard*, Rachel Wells (Howard)", Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John 
Pence)', b. Feb. 8, 1889, in Graham Co., Kan.; m. Feb. 8, 1911, at Hill 
City, Kan., Miss Lilly Maude Lytle. Present address, Bogue, Graham Co., 
Kan., where he is engaged in farming and, in season, running a steam 
threshing machine. 



24 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Bertha Jean Howard' (Thomas Anthony Howard', Rachel Wells 
(Howard)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence"), b. Apr. 24, 1870, in 
Henderson Co., 111.; m. in Graham Co., Kan., in 1889, Frank Brown, 
lives Topeka, Kan. 

Children of Bertha Jean (Howard) and Frank Brown. 
Daisy Bell Brown, b. May 28, 1890. 
Rosy Brown, b. Mch. 17, 1896. 
Curtis Brown, b. May 3, 1899. 

Daisy Bell Brown" (Bertha Jean Howard ( Brown )\ Thomas 
Anthony Howard*, Rachel Wells (Howard)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', 
John Pence'), b. May 28, 1890, in Graham Co., Kan.; m. Albert Avey, 
Sept. 12, 1905, in Graham Co., Kan. Farming. Methodist. Present ad- 
dress Logan, Kan. 

Children of Daisy Bell Brown and Albert Avey. 

Ida Irene Avey, b. Sept. 8, 1906, Graham Co., Kan. 
Bertha Violet Avey, b. Aug. 27, 1908, Graham Co., Kan. 

Mary Eliza Howard' (Thomp.s Anthony Howard', Rachel Wells 
(Howard)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. May 19, 1875, in 
Henderson Co., 111., m. Mch. 3, 1901, in Graham Co., Kan., Otho W. Bar- 
bee; d. July 19, 1909. Buried in Clark's Cemetery, Graham Co., Kan. 

Children of Mary Eliza (Howard) and Otho W. Barbee, all born in 
Graham Co., Kan.: 

Guy Barbee, b. Jan. 31, 1902. 

Clinton Earl Barbee, b. Sept. 30, 1904; d. Oct. 7, 1909. 

Floyd Barbee, b. July 7, 1906. 

Mary Eli/a Barbee, b. July 19, 1908. 

Leander Burr DeLaB.ar' (Rachel Wells (DeLaBar)', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. July 11, 1845 in a log house near 
Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111. Burr never married. He resided with his 
mother for many years, was always engaged in farming. He died Jan. 30, 
1904, and is buried at Oquawka, 111. 

Martha A. DeLaBar' (Rachel Wells (DeLaBar)', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. May 22, 1847, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. June. 
1885, to Grorge Rockwell, in Graham Co., Kan., where she died April 13, 
1909. Buried in Graham Co., Kan., in a country cemetery known as Clark 
Cemetery. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 25 

Mary E. DeLaBar' (Rachel Wells (DeLaBar)', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Dec. 25, 1854, in Henderson Co., 111. Gradu- 
ated from Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute, Ind., June 18, 
1879; taught school in Park and Vermillion Cos. Ind., and Mercer Co., 111., 
altogether for a period of eleven years; m. Nov. 24, 1887, at Crawfords- 
ville, Ind., Quincy Swaim, who is at present an employe of the Park State 
Bank. Present address, Rockville, Park Co., Ind. Daughter Alice Louise 
Swaim graduated Rockville, Ind., High School May, 1911, and is now at- 
tending Hamilton College in Lexington, Ky. 

Children of Mary E. (DeLaBar) and Quincy Swaim: 

Infant Daughter, b. Aug. 2, 1892; d. in infancy. 

Alice Louise Swaim, b. Oct. 21, 1893, at Rockville, Ind. 

Eddy B. DeLaBar (Rachel Wells (DeLaBar)', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)", John Pence'), b. Sept. 3, 1860, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. Nov. 
9, 1892, at Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111., to Flora Amelia Clark; farmer. 
His son Clifford Ernest DeLaBar graduated from Oquawka, 111., High 
School June, 1910. He is living on a farm very near to the old homestead 
of Judge John Pence and of his granfather, Thomas Wells. The author had 
a good dinner and a pleasant little visit here in May, 1911. Present address, 
Oquawka, 111. 

Children of Eddy B. DeLaBar and Flora Amelia (Clark): 

Clifford Ernest DeLaBar, b. Aug. 9, 1893. 
Clarence Albert DeLaBar, b. Nov. 23, 1895. 
Eddy Leroy DeLaBar, b. July 23, 1897. 
Leander Boyd DeLaBar, b. Dec. 26, 1902. 
James William DeLaBar, b. Jan. 21, 1904. 

John Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Jan. 4, 
1820; d. Feb. 13, 1846. Having died when a young man, he was unmar- 
ried. He is buried at the Wells Family Cemetery near his father's old farm, 
Henderson Co., 111. 

Martha Ann Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)'', John Pence'), b 
— , 1824, near Edinburg, Bartholomew Co., Ind.; m. in 1848 at Oquawka, 
111., Mr. Mathew Beeding. They engaged in farming; lived in Henderson 
Co., 111., till they moved to Rock Island Co., 111., in 1865, where she died on 
Dec. 12, 1890. 

Children of Martha Ann and Mathew Beeding: 

John Beeding, b. Mch. 2, 1851, in Henderson Co., 111. 



26 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

George Beeding, b. Mch. 26, 1852, in Henderson Co. 111. 
Clara Belle Beeding, b. Sept. 8, 1855, in Henderson Co., 111. 
Frank Beeding, b. Sept. 16, 1857, in Henderson Co., 111. 
Wallace Beeding, b. Dec. 14, 1860, in Henderson Co., 111. 

John Beeding' (Martha Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Mch. 2, 1851, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. Mch. 7, 
1876, at Muscatine, Iowa, Mary Elizabeth Hobert. Farmer; Democrat. 
Present address Kincaid, Anderson Co., Kan. 

Children of John and Mary E. Beeding: 

Lafayette Beeding, b. Dec. 17, 1876, in Rock Island Co., 111.; 
d. Dec. 27, 1879. 

Cora May Beeding, b. Sept. 24, 1878 in Rock Island Co., 111.; 
d. Dec. 31, 1870. 

Hubert Leslie Beeding, b. Oct. 17, 1882, in Rock Island Co., 111. 

Albert Beeding, b. Aug. 16, 1894, in Anderson Co., Kan.; d. Oct. 
16, 1894; Twin. 

Arthur Dale Beeding, b. Aug. 16, 1894 in Anderson Co., Kan.; 
Twin. 

(The two deceased children, Lafayette and Cora May, are buried at 
Buffalo Prairie Cemetery, Rock Island Co., 111., and Albert is buried at Kin- 
caid, Kansas, Cemetery.) 

Hubert Leslie Beeding" (John Beeding', Martha Ann Wells (Beed- 
ing)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Oct. 17, 1882 in Rock 
Island Co., 111.; m. June 27, 1911, at Lone Elm, Anderson Co., Kan, Maude 
Etta Lowinan. At the age of five moved with parents to Hamilton Co., 
Kan., where he lived till ten years of age, when he moved with parents to 
Kincaid, Anderson Co., Kan., near which place he lived till 1910, when he 
moved to Wellsville, Franklin Co., Kan., where he was in charge of grammer 
department of the city school. Has been teaching school for four years to 
date. Methodist; Prohibitionist. He is now farming near Kincaid, Kan. 

George Beeding' (Martha Ann Wells (Beeding)", Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Mch. 26, 1852, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. Dec. 
13, 1882, at Aledo, 111., Jennie C. Stearns. Farmer; Democrat. Present 
address Reynolds, Rock Island Co., 111. They have one child: 

Della Mae Seeding, b. June 28, 1885, in Rock Island Co., 111. 

Dell A Mae Beeding" (George Beeding*, Martha Ann Wells (Beed- 
ing)*, Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. June 28, 1885, in Hen- 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 27 

derson Co., 111. Partial college education at the State Normal School; m. 
Nov. 17, 1909, at Muscatine, Iowa, Mr. Dow Ripley. Present address 
Reynolds, Rock Island Co., 111. They have one child: 

George Lyle Ripley, b. Mch. 23, 1911, in Rock Island Co., 111. 

Clara Belle Beeding* (Martha Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)^ John Pence'), b. Sept. 8, 1855, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. 
Apr. 30, 1875, at Muscatine, Iowa, William Holmes Hobert. Farming 
near Kincaid, Kan. Mr. Hobart lost his eyesight many years ago. They 
raised a large family and most of them are still living near the old home- 
stead where the parents have resided for over 30 years. 

Children of Clara Belle (Beeding) and William Holmes Hobert: 

Daisey Ethel Hobert, b. Aug. 23, 1876; d. Aug. 22, 1878. 

George Washington Hobert, b. May 27, 1878, Henderson Co., 111. 

Angelina Leona Hobert, b. Jan. 17, 1881, Anderson Co., Kan. 

Neddie Hobert, b. Mch. 11, 1882; d. Sept. 28, 1882. 

Ida Florence Hobert, b. Sept 13, 1883, Anderson Co., Kan. 

Jerry William Hobert, b. Sept. 10, 1886. 

Grover Cleveland Hobert, b. Apr. 9, 1888. 

John Matthew Hobert, b. Apr. 7, 1890. 

Lloyd Wells Hobert, b. June 22, 1893. 

Nancy Maud Hobert, b. Dec. 22, 1895. 

ZuLA Mae Hobert, b. May 1, 1897. 

George Washington Hobert' (Clara Belle Beeding (Hobert)*, 
Martha Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence^), 
b. May 27, 1878, Henderson Co., 111.; m. July 4, 1902, Anderson Co., Kan., 
Elsie Maud Pistole. Teamster; Democrat. Present address Chanute, 
Neosho Co., Kan. 

Children of George Washington Hobert and Elsie Maud (Pistole) : 

LissiE Belle Hobert, b. Apr. 12, 1903, Neosho Co., Kan. 
James Forest Hobert, b. Oct. 23, 1904, Neosho Co., Kan. 
Clarence Dell Hobert, b. Feb. 27, 1907, Neosho Co., Kan. 
Cora May Hobert, b. Nov. 28, 1910, Neosho Co., Kan. 

Angelina Leona Hobert' (Clara Belle Beeding (Hobert)*, Martha 
Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Ander- 



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son Co., Kan., Jan. 17, 1881; m. Jan. 18, 1904, Neosho Co., Kan., Samuel 
Watson Hiser. Lived for some time at Chanute, Kan. Present address 
Colton, Cal. They have one child: 

Margaret Leota Hiser, b. Mch. 6, 1910, Neosho Co., Kan. 

Ida Florence Hobert' (Clara Belle Beeding (Hobert)', Martha 
Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Sept. 
13, 1883, Kincaid, Anderson Co., Kan.; m. July 4, 1901, Kincaid, Kan., 
Fred Campbell Lamb. Present address, Welda, Kan. 

Children of Ida Florence (Hobert) and Fred Campbell Lamb: 

Sylvlv Leona Lamb, b. July 31, 1906, Anderson Co., Kan. 
BuLAH JuANiTA Lamb, b. June 16, 1908, Anderson Co., Kan. 

Jerry William Hobert' (Clara Belle Beeding (Hobert)', Martha 
Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)^ John Pance'), b. Sept. 10, 
1886; m. Feb. 19, 1912, at lola, Kan., Miss Maud Lee. Farming. Present 
address Humboldt, Kan. 

Frank Beeding' (Martha Ann Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)", John Pence'), b. Sept 16, 1857, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. Mch. 
17, 1878, at Muscatine, Iowa, Elizabeth Almandinger. Trapper and lab- 
orer. Democrat. Present address Buffalo Prairie, Rock Island Co., 111. 

Children of Frank and Elizabeth Beeding: 

MuRLiN Lee Beeding, b. Nov. 10, 1882, in Rock Island Co., 111. 
Rosa Mae Beeding, b. May 4, 1885, in Rock Island Co., 111. 
Bessie Lucy Beeding, b. Oct. 8, 1896, in Rock Island Co., 111. 
Clarence Beeding, b. Feb. 28, 1900, in Rock Island Co., 111. 

Murlin Lee Beeding' (Frank Beeding*, Martha Ann Wells (Beed- 
ing)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Nov. 10, 1882, Rock 
Island Co., 111., m. June 5, 1903, at Aledo, 111., Maggie Baker. Was raised 
on a farm. Worked out from the age of 14 till the present. Was 20 years 
old when married. Expects to engage in farming on his own account in 
spring of 1912. Christian Church; Republican. Present address, Joy, 
Mercer Co., 111. 

Children of Murlin Lee and Maggie Beeding: 

MiLO Everett Beeding, b. Dec. 26, 1903, in Mercer Co., 111. 
Maurice Lyman Beeding, b. Oct. 8, 1905, in Mercer Co., 111. 
George Lee Beeding, b. April 27, 1908, in Mercer Co., 111. 
Dorothy June Beeding, b. June 25, 1910, in Mercer Co., 111. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 29 

Rosa Mae Beeding' (Frank Beeding', Martha Ann Wells (Beeding)', 
Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. May 4, 1885, in Rock Island 
Co., 111.; m. June 17, 1903, at Aledo, 111., Mr. Omer Sheese. Dairying 
business. Republican. Present address Aledo. 111. 

Children of Rosa Mae and Omer Sheese: 

Chester Cecil Sheese, b. Feb. 16, 1904, in Mercer Co., 111. 
Ralph Edward Sheese, b. Oct. 2, 1906, in Mercer Co., 111. 
Jetta Corestne Sheese, b. Jan. 7, 1911, in Mercer Co., 111. 

Wallace Beeding' (Martha Ann Wells (Beeding) ', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells); John Pence'), b. Dec. 14, 1S60, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Mch. 5, 
1896, Muscatine, Iowa, Miss Mary Kratz. Farmer; Baptist; Democrat. 
Present address Reynolds, Rock Island Co., 111. They have one child: 

Bernice M. Beeding, b. June 10, 1898, Buffalo Prairie, 111. 

Augustine Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Aug. 
31, 1828. His father and mother moved from Bartholomew Co., Ind., 
to Henderson Co., 111., about this time, but the author thinks it was after 
he was born; m. Martha Jane Beeding at Oquawka, 111., about 1849. 
Congregational Church; Republican. He died March j6, 1909, at Joplin, 
Mc, and is buried at Keithsburg, 111. He lived to be over 80 years old. 

Children of Augustine and Martha Jane Wells (taken from Augustine 
Wells' family bible by Clara A. Seyffert) : 

Nathaniel Augustine Wells, b. Mch. 16, 1850; d. May 25, 1897. 

William Henry Wells, b. Aug. 6, 1853. 

John Edgar Wells, b. Mch. 3, 1855. 

Ida Florence Wells, b. Mch. 29, 1856. 

Franklin Pierce Wells, b. Feb. 28, 1858. 

Jessie Bell Wells, b. May 15, 1860; d. May 26, 1892. 

Thomas Doolittle Wells, b. Nov. 1, 1864. 

Clara Ada Wells, b. May 29, 1868. 

Harry Oscar Wells, b. June 29, 1876; d. June 29, 1876. 

Nathaniel Augustine Wells' (Augustine Wells^ Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Mch. 16, 1850;\ii. in 1874 at Fort Scott, Bour- 
bon Co., Kan., Amanda Ellen Cook. Nathaniel died at Tillamook, Ore., 
May 25, 1897. His widow now resides there. 

Children of Nathaniel A. and Amanda E. Wells: 

Lillie Augusta Wells, b. Feb. 16, 1876, in Henderson Co., 111. 



30 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Carrie Elsie Wells, b. July 11, 1877, in Bourbon Co. Kan. 

Cora Ada Wells, b. Aug. 24, 1879, at Hilliard, Wyo. 

Dora Ellen Wells, b. Nov. 13, 1881 (or 1882), at Evanston, 
Wyo. 

Mattie Effie Wells, b. Aug. 19, 1883, at Lagrande, Ore. 

Marie Isabelle Wells, b. July 25, 1885, at Tillamook, Ore.; d. 
there Apr. 21, 1908. 

Benjamin Franklin Wells, b. Oct. 12, 1888, at Tillamook, Ore. 

Thomas Everrett Wells, b. July 19, 1890, at Tillamook, Ore. 

James Alvin Wells, b. July 3, 1892, at Tillamook, Ore. 

LiLLiE Augusta Wells' (Nathaniel Augustine Wells*, Augustine 
Wells\ Elizabeth Pence (Wells); John Pence'), b. Feb. 16, 1876, Hen- 
derson Co., 111.; educated at Trask Graded School; m. Dec. 9, 1900, at 
Tillamook City, Tillamook Co., Ore., Mr. Andrew M. Austin. Methodist. 
Present address, Tillamook City, Ore. 

Children of Lillie Augusta (Wells) and Andrew M. Austin: 

Bruce M. Austin, b. Dec. 3, 1902, Tillamook Co., Ore. 

A. Miles Austin, b. Jan. 6, 1904, Tillamook Co., Ore. 
Irma Austin, b. Feb. 20, 1906, Tillamook Co., Ore. 
Arline Austin, b. Feb. 18, 1909, Tillamook Co., Ore. 

Carrie Elsie Wells'' (Nathaniel Augustine Wells', Augustine Wells', 
Elizabeth Pence (Wells)", John Pence'), b. July 11, 1877, in Bourbon Co., 
Kan.; m. Mr. G. W. Stubblefield, and it is reported that she at present 
resides at Haynes, Wagoner Co., Ore. (Have been unable to get further 
information.) 

Dora Ellen Wells" (Nathaniel A. Wells', Augustine Wells', Eliza- 
beth Pence (Wells)', John Pence"), b. Nov. 13, 1881 \or 1882), at Evans- 
ton, Wyo.; m. Sept. 15, 1903, at McMinville, Ore., Mr. Albert E. Wilkes. 
Husband is a carpenter; Republican. Present address Tillamook, Ore. 

Children of Dora E. (Wells) and Albert E. Wilkes: 

James Albert Wilkes, b. Nov. 25, 1904, at Ontario Ore.; d. Dec. 
9, 1904. 

Crystle Albertia Wilkes, b. Jan. 21, 1906, at Lafayette, Ore. 

Mable Ellen Wilkes, b. Jan. 18, 1908, at Tillamook, Ore. 

Myrtle Emery Wilkes, b. Jan. 16, 1910, at Tillamook, Ore. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 31 

AIattie ErriE Wells° (Nathaniel Augustine Wells*, Augustine Wells", 
Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Aug. 19, 1883, at LaGrande, 
Ore.; m. Mch. 8, 1905, at Vale Ore., Mr. J. D. Edgbert. Present address 
Tillamook, Tillamook Co., Ore. 

Children of Mattie E. (Wells) and J. D. Edgbert: 

Beatrice Marie Edgbert, b. Dec. 2, 1905, at Ontario, Ore. 
Gladis May Edgbert, b. Jan. 10, 1907, at Tillamook, Ore. 
Nina Edna Edgbert, b. Sept. 20, 1909, at Tillamook, Ore. 

William Henry Wells* (Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', 
John Pence'), b. Aug. 6, 1852 (or 1853), in Henderson Co., 111.; m. Sept. 
28, 1878, at Lamar, Mo., Lura Cole. With the exception of a few months 
spent in Kansas City, Mo., and Nevada, Mo., in 1908 to 1910, he has lived 
continuously since 1865 at Lamar, Barton Co., Mo., where he now resides 
and is engaged in the real estate business. Congregational Church; 
Democrat. 

Children of William Henry and Lura Wells (all born in Barton 
Co., Mo.). 

Harry Oscar Wells, b. June 29, 1879. 
Jessie Wells, b. Oct. 28, 1881. 
Charles Wells, b. Dec. 13, 1888. 
Claude Wells, b. July 1, 1893. 

Harry Oscar Wells' (William Henry Wells*, x\ugustine Weils", 
Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. at Lamar, Barton Co., Mo., 
June 29, 1879. High School and Business College education. Not married. 
Traveling salesman. Present address Lamar, Mo. His business head- 
quarters being at Kansas City, Mo. 

Jessie Wells' (William Henry Wells', Augustine Wells', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. in Barton Co., Mo., Oct. 28, 1881; 
m. Jan. 19, 1902, at Lamar, Mo., Roy L. Rader. Husband is railroad 
agent. Present address Lamar, Mo. They have one child : 

Wells R. Rader, b. June 1, 1906, at Lamar, Barton Co., Mo. 

John Edgar Wells* (Augustine Wells^ Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', 
John Pence'), b. Mch. 3, 1855, in Henderson Co., 111.; m. Nov. 10, 1880, 
in Henderson Co., 111., to Miss Eliza Countryman of Oquawka, 111. 
Laborer; Democrat. Lived some years at Lamar, Mo., but has traveled 
around a good deal. Present address, Sargent, Neb. 



32 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Children of John E. and Eliza Wells: 

Willie Wells, b. Sept. 12, 1882, in Mercer Co., 111.; d. Mch. 8, 
1883, buried at Lamar, Mo. 

Harry Wells, b. Sept. 16, 1883, in Monmouth, 111. 

CiYDE Wells, b. Feb. 8, 1886, at Lamar, Mo. 

Della Wells, b. Mch. 3, 1888, at Lamar, Mo. 

Ora Wells, b. Aug. 7, 1891, at Lamar, Mo. 

Harry Wells' (John Edgar Wells*, Augustine Wells', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Sept. 16, 1883, at Monmouth, 111.; m. 
Oct. 24, 1905, at Moline, 111., Fay Marie Sill. No children. Enlisted in 
the United States Army as a private at Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 3, 1901; 
served three years and returned to Moline, 111. Moved to DeKalb, 111., in 
1906. Joined the state militia at DeKalb, 111., and was elected First 
Lieutenant of 3rd Infantry Jan. 17, 1910. Core maker; Methodist; Re- 
publican. Present address DeKalb, 111. 

Della Wells' (John Edgar Wells', Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Mch. 3, 1888, in Lamar, Mo.; m. Jan. 10, 1906. 
at Monmouth, 111., Gus Johnston. Christian Church. Present address 
Monmouth, 111. They have one child: 

Earl Johnston, b. Jan. 6, 1907, at Monmouth, 111. 

Ida Florence Wells' (Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', 
John Pence'), b. Mch. 29, 1856 (or 1857), at Keithsburg, 111.; m. Aug. 18, 
1878, at Ohio Grove, Mercer Co., 111., Alvis Thomas Hawkins. Retired 
from farming. Methodist; Democrat. Present address Keithsburg, Mercer 
Co., 111. 

Children of Ida Florence and Alvis T. Hawkins (all born in Bald 
Bluff Township, Henderson Co., 111.) : 

John Augustine Hawkins, b. Aug. 3, 1879. 

Frank Boyd Hawkins, b. Aug. 27, 1881. 

Lelia Elnora Hawkins, b. June 30, 1883. 

Marg.aret Ada Hawkins, b. Apr. 18, 1885. 

Eddy Ray Hawkins, b. Aug. 27, 1887. 

Katie May Hawkins, b. Mch. 11, 1890; d. Sept. 2, 1891. 

Samuel Mickey Hawkins, b. Aug. 11, 1892. 

John Augustine Ha\vkins° (Ida Florence Wells (Hawkins)', Augus- 
tine Wells", Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. in Bald Bluff 




Mrs. Ida P. (Wells) Hawkins4 



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Township, Henderson Co., 111., Aug. 3, 1879; High School education; m. 
May 26, 1903, at Clarinda, Iowa, Ollaretta E. Woods. Real Estate busi- 
ness; Methodist; Republican. Present address Grandview, Washington. 

Children of John A. and Ollaretta E. Hawkins: 
Donald Woods Hawkins, b. July 6, 1905. 
Dorothy Florence Hawkins, b. Nov. 9, 1908. 

Frank Boyd Hawkins' (Ida Florence Wells (Hawkins)*, Augustine 
Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. in Bald Bluff Township, 
Henderson Co., 111., Aug. 27, 1881; m. Mch. 15, 1905, at Keithsburg, 111., 
Lula Ethel Crook. He was raised on the farm, but after two years of 
farming after his marriage he went to Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he is en- 
gaged as a clothing salesman. Attended Ellsworth College, Iowa Falls, 
Iowa, one winter and took a lively interest in foot ball as well as in his 
studies. Republican. 

Children of Frank Boyd and Lula Ethel Hawkins: 
Clarence Leroy Hawkins, b. Apr. 18, 1906. 
Deloris Marce Hawkins, b. May 13, 1912, as Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Lelia Elnora Hawkins' (Ida Florence Wells (Hawkins)*, Augustine 
Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. in Bald Bluff Township, 
Henderson Co., 111., June 30, 1883; High School education; m. Dec. 24, 
1901, at Oquawka, 111., Lewis Arthur Smith. Farming; Methodist Church. 
President address Oquawka, 111. 

Children of Lelia E. (Hawkins) and Lewis A. Smith: 
Estillene Louise Smith, b. — , 1902, at Seaton, 111. 

Maud Pauline Smith, b. — , 1904, Henderson Co., 111.; d. July 
10, 1905 (buried at Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg, 111.). 

Louise Edward Smith, b. — , 1907, Henderson Co., 111. 

Margaret Ada Hawkins" (Ida Florence Vv^ells (Hawkins)', Augustine 
Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. in Bald Bluff Township, 
Henderson Co., 111., April 18, 1885; High School education; m. Sept. 20, 
1905, at her parents home, Mr. Fred Knisley. Farming; Methodist. Pres- 
ent address Joy, 111. One child was born to the above pair: 

Wanda Blondelle Knisley, b. Apr. 16, 1910, in Henderson Co., 
111.; d. Apr. 24, 1910, buried at Keithsburg, 111. 

Eddy Ray Hawkins' (Ida Florence Wells (Hawkins)*, Augustine 
Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. in Bald Bluff Town- 



34 The History of Judge John Pence a7id Descendants 

ship, Henderson Co., 111., Aug. 27, 1887; m. Sept. 16, 1908, at Aleclo, 111., 
Sophia Anderson. Farmer and Stockman; Democrat. Present address 
Little York, Warren Co., 111. They have two children: 

Howard Clinton Hawkins, b. Feb. 20, 1910. 
EsTALiNE M. Hawkins, b. Jan. 20, 1912. 

Franklin Pierce Wells* (Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Feb. 28, 1858 (also given as 1860); m. Oct. 28, 
1880, at Burlington, Iowa, Emma E. Upton (she was born in Burlington, 
Iowa, Feb. 28, 1865). He settled in Nebraska, near Sargent, Custer Co., 
in April, 1886. The first year he was hailed out, and had all the hard luck 
of pioneer life. Receiving assistance from friends he staid with the farm 
till better times, and now owns a fine farm of 320 acres there besides town 
property. Retired Farmer; Methodist. President address Sargent, Neb. 

Children of Franklin P. and Emma E. W^ells : 

Lewis W. Wells, b. Aug. 26, 1881, at Keithsburg, 111. 
Archie Wells, b. Jan. 25, 1883, at Burlington, Iowa. 
Ora E. Wells, b. Mch. 12, 1885, at Burlington, Iowa. 
Earnie C. Wells, b. Nov. 25, 1886, in Custer Co., Neb. 
Raymond Wells, b. Dec. 24, 1888, at Custer Co., Neb. 
Frank S. Wells, b. Jan. 15, 1891, in Custer Co., Neb. 
George W. Wells, b. June 30, 1896, in Custer Co., Neb. 
Edna L. Wells, b. Dec. 29, 1898, in Custer Co., Neb. 
Ethel F. Wells, b. Aug. 3, 1901, in Custer Co., Neb. 

Lewis W. Wells' (Franklin P. Wells', Augustine Wells', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Aug. 26, 1881, Keithsburg, 111.; m. Sept. 
25, 1901, at Broken Bow, Neb., Louisa C. Bitter. Farming; Democrat. 
Present address Walworth, Custer Co., Neb. 

Children of Lewis W. and Louisa C. Wells (all born in Custer Co. 
Neb.) : 

Earl L. Wells, b. June 19, 1902. 
Ralph Wells, b. April 22, 1904. 
Lee Wells, b. June 4, 1907. 
Esther Wells, b. Sept. 1, 1909. 
Raymond Wells, b. Feb. 26, 1911. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 35 

Ora E. Wells" (Franklin P. Wells', Augustine Wells', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Mch. 12, 1885, at Burlington, Iowa; m. 
Mch. 12, 1906, at Broken Bow, Neb., Gerty Olive Doty. Farmer. Present 
address Brewster, Blaine Co., Neb. 

Children of Ora E. and Gertie O. Wells: 

Eunice Luretta Wells, b. Sept. 16, 1906, in Custer Co., Neb. 
Cora May Wells, b. Mch. 6, 1909, in Custer Co., Neb. 
Lorence Wells, b. Mch 19, 1911, in Blaine Co., Neb. 

Earnie C. Wells' (Franklin P. Wells*, Augustine Wells', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells); John Pence'), b. Nov. 25, 1886, in Custer Co., Neb.; m. 
May 14, 1910, at Broken Bow, Neb., Gertrude R. Marsh. Farming. Pres- 
ent address Beardwell, Neb. No children. 

Raymond Wells' (Franklin P. Wells', Augustine Wells', Elizabeth 
Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Dec. 24, 1888 in Custer Co., Neb.; m. in 
1906 at Grand Island, Neb., Bell Marsh. They have had their share of 
misfortunes. Crop failures in a new country, broken arm to Raymond 
when a youth and a severe horse kick which nearly cost his life, and later 
the death of his little daughter Mildred. He is, however, still farming 
and hopeful for the future. Present address Walworth, Neb. 

Children of Raymond and Bell Wells: 

Mildred L. E. Wells, b. Jan. 1, 1907; d. Mch. 13, 1907. 
Gladys Louise Wells, b. Feb. 28, 1909. 
Frank Willis Wells, b. May 17, 1912. 

Jessie Bell Wells' (Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)", 
John Pence'), b. May 15, 1860 (or 1861); High School education; school 
teacher till 1883; m. Apr. 23, 1883, John A. Wiltermood, a young school 
teacher of Vermillion Co., Ind., who had begun the study of law; moved 
to Clinton, Ind., in the fall of 1837, where her husband began the practice 
of his profession. She was in all ways a great help to her husband, who at 
the time of her death was Superintendant of the public schools of Vermillion 
Co., Ind. She was a consciencious church worker and died in the faith; 
d. May 26, 1892, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton, Ind. She 
had two children: 

Pauline Viola Wiltermood, b. Aug. 7, 1884. 
LoRENA Alice Wiltermood, b. Apr. 14, 1889. 

Pauline Viola Wiltermood" (Jessie Wells (Wiltermood)', Augustine 
Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Aug. 7, 1884, at New- 



36 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

port, Ind. Graduate Clinton, Ind., High School, 1902; graduate of Lake- 
view Hospital, Danville, 111., 1907; post graduate Boston Floating Hos- 
pital (Baby Hospital), A. D. 1909. Member of Illinois State Association of 
Graduate Nurses; registered nurse in state of Indiana and Illinois. Pres- 
ent address, Colton, Cal. 

LoRENA Alice Wiltermood' (Jessie Wells (Wiltermood)*, Augustine 
Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Apr. 14, 1889, Clinton, 
Ind. High School education and six months' in college. Christian Church. 
Present address, Colton, Cal. 

Thomas Doolittle Wells' (Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Nov. 1, 1864 (also given as 1863); m. Oct. 13, 
1886, at Lamar, Barton Co., Mo., Julia Cole. Farmer; Populist. Present 
address Okarche, Canadian Co., Okla. 

Children of Thomas D. and Julia Wells: 

Augustine Wells, b. Aug. 2, 1887, at Lamar, Mo. 
Ada May Wells, b. Feb. 27, 1889, at Lamar, Mo. 
Franklin Pierce Wells, b. Sept. 23, 1890, Clinton, Mo. 
Kirk Wells, b. May 1, 1892, at Clinton, Mo. 
Ralph Wells, b. Oct. 28, 1896, at Okarche, Okla. 
Vera Wells, b. May 18, 1898, at Okarche, Okla. 
Charles Wells, b. Dec. 10, 1908, at Okarche, Okla. 
Laura Maud Wells, b. Sept. 16, 1903, at Okarche, Okla. 

Ada May Wells' (Thomas Doolittle Wells', Augustine Wells', Eliza- 
beth Pence (Wells)', John Pence"), b. Feb. 27, 1889, at Lamar, Barton 
Co., Mo.; m. Dec. 12, 1906, at Okarche, Okla., Mr. H. Robert McKinley. 
Seventh Day Adventist. Present address. Delta, Colo. 

Children of Ada May and H. Robert McKinley: 

Julia Rose McKinley, b. July 24, 1907, at Okarche, Okla. 
Edith Lou McKinley, b. Aug. 3, 1910, at Delta, Colo. 

Clara Ada Wells' (Augustine Wells', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', 
John Pence), b. May 29, 1868, "at Lamar, Mo.; m. Mch. 2, 1894, at Lamar, 
Mo., Mr. August H. H. Seyffert; he d. May 7, 1911, and is buried at Lamar, 
Mo. Christian Science Church; Christian Science Practitioner. Present 
address Joplin, Mo. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 37 

Children of Clara A. and August H. H. Seyffert: 

Willis Adolph Seytfert, b. Jan. 10, 1895, at Lamar, Mo. 

Mary Margret Seyttert, b. May 2, 1896, at Lamar, Mo. 

Martha Amelia Seytfert, b. Dec. 12, 1898, at Lamar, Mo. 

Ora Albertha Seyffert, b. Mch. 29, 1901, at Lamar, Mo.; d. 
June — , 1901, buried at Lamar, Mo. 

Charles Augustine Seyffert, b. Dec. 13, 1905, at Joplin, Mo. 

LoRENA Viola Seyffert, b. Feb. 14, 1909, at Joplin, Mo. 

Wallace Wells Seyffert, b. Apr. 3, 1910, at Joplin, Mo. 

Lucy Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Jan. 18, 
1831, about five miles east of Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111.; m. in 1848, 
at Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111., James Coston Seeding. They lived 
on a farm in Henderson Co., 111., most of their lives. He died some years 
ago and is buried at Oquawka. She now resides with her daughter, Mrs. 
Mary Elizabeth Beeding Drummond at Burlington, Iowa, being now past 
eighty years of age. 

Children of Lucy Wells Beeding and James C. Beeding: 
Louis Napoleon Beeding, b. Aug. 3, 1849, Henderson Co., 111. 
Mary Elizbeth Beeding, b. Oct. 15, 1851, Henderson Co., 111. 

Louis Napoleon Beeding* (Lucy Wells ( Beeding )\ Elizabeth Pence 
(Wells)', John Pence'), b. Aug. 3, 1849, near Oquawka, Henderson Co., 
111.; -m. at Monmouth, 111., Miss Annie Crose. She died at Oquawka, 
111. Laborer; no church; Methodist belief; Socialist. Resides at Burling- 
ton, Iowa. 

Children of Louis Napoleon Beeding and Annie (Crose) : 
Thomas Beeding. 
Lucy Jane Beeding. 
Nellie Agnes Beeding. 
Mary Wilhelmina Beeding. 

Mary Elizabeth Beeding* (Lucy Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth 
Pence (Weils)', John Pence'), b. Oct. 15, 1851, near Oquawka, Henderson 
Co., 111.; m. in 1870, at Monmouth, 111., Americus V. Drummond. Resides 
at Burlington, Iowa. 



38 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Children of Mary Elizabeth (Deeding) and Americus V. Drummond: 
James W. Drummond, b. Jan. 14, 1872, Henderson Co., 111. 
Charles Lewis Drummond, b. Feb. 9, 1874, Henderson Co., 111. 
Robert Hodson Drummond, b. June 25, 1877, near Kingston, la. 
Oscar Drummond, b. Oct. 9, 1879, Belvidere, 111. 
Albert Drummond, b. June 9, 1881, near Kingston, Iowa. 
John Drummond, b. Aug. 31, 1883, Burlington, Iowa. 
Della Drummond, b. Feb. 4, 1885, Burlington, Iowa. 
Harry Drummond, b. June 9, 1887, Burlington, Iowa. 

Albert Drummond' (IMary Elizabeth Beeding (Drummond)*, Lucy 
Wells (Beeding); Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Oct. 9, 
1881, near Kingston, Iowa (date given by mother is June 9, 1881); m. Ida 
Olive Olson, at Burlington, Iowa, on Nov. 9, 1904. Machinist; attend 
Methodist Church; Republican. Present address, Burlington, Iowa. 

Children of Albert Drummond and Ida Olive (Olson) : 

Dorothy Alberta Drummond, b. Aug. 27, 1905, Burlington, la. 
Goldie Almeda Drummond, b. Feb. 18, 1907, Burlington, la. 
Albert Drummond, Jr., b. Mch. 19, 1909, Burlington, la. 

John Drummond' (Mary Elizabeth Beeding (Drummond)', Lucy 
Wells (Beeding)', Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Aug. 31, 
1883, at Burlington, Iowa; m. Ethel Finley. They reside at Fort Madison, 
Iowa. They have one child, a son: 

Om.\r Dru:mmond. 

Della Drummond' (Marv Elizabeth Beeding (Drummond)', Lucy 
Wells (Beeding); Elizabeth Pence (Wells); John Pence'), b. Feb. 4, 1885, 
at Burlington, Iowa; she married Omer H. Shirley. Last address St. 
Louis, Mo. No children. 

Lydl\ a. Wells' (Elizabeth Pence Wells)', John Pence'), b. Nov. 
22, 1835, in Henderson Co., Ill; d. Jan. 21, 1892, at Crawfordsville, Ind., 
where she is buried; m. at Galesburg, 111., Samuel L. Hartman, on Jan. 
20, 1870. 

Children of Lydia A. (Wells) and Samuel Hartman: 
Infant Daughter, d. in infancy. 
George K. Hartman, b. Mch. — , 1874, at Terre Haute, Ind. 



George was about 18 when his mother died. He went through the pre- 
paratory course (2 years) at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., after 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 39 

which he entered the Rose Polytechnic School at Terre Haute, Ind., where 
he spent a few months. He went from here with his father to Buffalo, 
N. Y., and is thought now to be in the employ of the Santa Fe or Southern 
Pacific Railways somewhere in the west. 

Thomas Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. May 2, 
1837; d. Mch. — , 1860. Accidentally shot while on a hunting trip in New 
Mexico, was buried there. Not married. 

WiLLAMiNA Wells' (Elizabeth Pence (Wells)', John Pence'), b. Feb. 
22, 1838, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Dec. 26, 1893, at Burlington, Iowa, Issac 
Morris. She has no children. Resides with her husband at Colton, Cal., 
where they are living a quiet, retired life. Mr. Isaac Morris is one of 
only two survivors at the present time, of a company of about 100 men 
who crossed the plains from Illinois to California seeking gold in 1850. 
He furnished the author much information of this trip, which will be found 
in this book under the personal history of Robert Titus Pence'. Mr. Morris 
is now about 87 or 88 years old and still hale and hearty. 

M.'UiY Pence' (John Pence'), b. Dec. 12, 1800, in Shenandoah Co., 
Va.; m. May 17, 1817, in Champaign Co., Ohio, to William Bcaty. Lived 
on a farm in Henderson Co., 111. A letter from her granddaughter, Mrs. 
Florence Patterson, relates that Capt. Wm. Beaty was a Virginian and 
served in the War of 1812; that he settled in Greenville Precinct, Hender- 
son Co., 111., in May, 1830, being the first v;hite man to bring his family 
into the township. During the Black Hawk Indian War he moved to the 
fort (with his family) erected by Judge John Pence and neighbors. On 
Sept. 9, 1831, Mrs. Beaty gave birth to her son Ezra, and on the 18th of 
September, 1831, Mrs. Beaty died and 25 pioneers, being all who were 
v/ithin reach, attended the funeral. This was the first grave of a white 
person ever made in the township. She was buried first near the old Pence 
farm and afterward at the old Wells Cemetery. Her husband, Capt. William 
Beaty, died May 18, 1868, and is buried at the Rozetta Baptist Cemetery. 

Children of Mary (Pence) and William Beaty: 

David Amos Beaty, b. Oct. 4, 1818; d. Mch. 10, 1899. 
Rachel Beaty, b. Sept. 30, 1826; d. Sept. 14, 1904. 
Ezra Beaty, b. Sept. 9, 1831. 

David Amos Beaty' (Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence'), b. Oct. 
4, 1818, in Champaign Co., Ohio; m. Dec. 12, 1841, Abagail Roberts. 
After her death he married, Nov. 14, 1858, Hannah Spenser. He lived on 
a farm about five miles northeast of Oquawka, Hender,son Co., 111., where 
he also kept a small blacksmith shop for his own convenience and did a 
little work for his neighbors. He was a very neat farmer, w\as well known 
throughout that section of the country. Protestant belief; Republican. 



40 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Children of David Amos Beaty and Abagail (Roberts) : 

Seven children died in infancy, no record. 

Phoebe Marl\ Beaty, b. Aug. 5, 1850, Henderson Co., 111. 

Children of David Amos Bec^^y and Hannah (Spenser) : 
Adolphus p. Beaty, b. Aug. 22, 1860, Henderson Co., 111. 
Florence Annie Beaty, b. Dec. 1, 1862, Henderson Co., 111. 

Phoebe Maria Beaty' (David Amos Beaty", Mary Pence ( Beaty) ^ 
John Pence ), b. Aug. 5, 1850, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Jacob M. Kirkhart 
on Oct. 5, 1867, at Medora, Warren Co., Iowa. Farming. Present address 
Milo, Mo. 

Children of Phoebe M. and Jacob M. Kirkhart: 

Harry Moore Kirkhart, b. June 10, 1878, near Medora, Iowa; 
d. Jan. 12, 1879. 

Jacob Floyd Kire;hart, b. Dec. 19, 1878, near Medora, Iowa. 

Myron Orval Kirkhart, b. Jan. 9, 1882, in Warren Co., Iowa. 

Walter Raymond Kirkhart, b. Mch. 19, 1884, in Warren Co., 
Iowa. 

Joseph Amos Kirkhart, b. Nov. 19, 1887, near Indinola, Iowa. 

Edith May Kirkhart, b. May 24, 1888, near Chariton, Iowa. 

Carl Henry Kirkhart, b. May 15, 1891, in Laconia, Iowa. 

Eugene Percy Kirkhart, b. Dec. 4, 1896, near Brooklyn, Mo. 

Jacob Floyd Kirkhart' (Phoebe Maria Beaty (Kirkhart)* David 
Amos Beaty', Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence ), b. Dec. 19, 1878 or 1879, 
V/arren Co., Iowa; m. April 6, 1904, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Miss Elsie 
Mildred Peterson. Republican. Present address West Burlington, Iowa. 

Children of Jacob F. and Elsie M. Kirkhart: 

Mildred Bernice Kirkhart, b. Nov. 30, 1905, at Nevada, Mo. 
Edith May Kirkhart, b. Oct. 4, 1907, at Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Jessie Moore Kirkhart, b. Sept. 5, 1909, at Centerville, Iowa. 
Elsie Leona Kirkhart, b. Mch. 18, 1912, at West Burlington, la. 

Myron Orval Kirkhart" (Phoebe Maria Beaty (Kirkhart)', David 
Amos Beaty", Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence*), b. Jan. 9, 1882, Warren 
Co., Iowa.; m. Nov. 18, 1906, at Nevada, Vernon Co., Mo., Miss Florence 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 41 

Lorraine Leach. He has been employed at various lines of work, including 
team driver for wholesale grocery, railroad bridge repairman, fireman and 
music store salesman; at present he is a street car conductor. Republican. 
Present address Leavenworth, Kan. They have one child: 

Myron Alphonso Kirkhart, b. Aug. 7, 1907, at Nevada, Vernon 
Co., Mo. 

Walter Raymond Kirkhart' (Phoebe Maria Beaty (Kirkhart)*, 
David Amos Beaty', Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence'), b. Mch. 19, 1884, 
at Lacona, Warren Co., Iowa.; m. Apr. 11, 1909, at Fort Scott, Kan., Miss 
Hattie Laura Newell. Member of Independant Order of Odd Fellows; 
member of Brotherhood of American Yeoman; member of International 
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Republican. Since leaving home of 
parents in 1892 he has been employed at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Minn- 
esota and Missouri, being located at Nevada, Mo., for some time. He has 
been in various lines of work, including foreman in an elevator and scale 
factory at Council Bluffs, Iowa, bridge work for M. K. & T. R. R., local 
engineer for Water, Light and Traction Co., etc. He was lineman for The 
Bell Telephone Co. Present address San Antonio, Tex. No children. 

Edith May Kirkhart' (Phoebe Maria Beaty (Kirkhart)*, David 
Amos Beaty', Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence'), b. May 24, 1888, near 
Charitan, Iowa; m. Dec. 23, 1911, at Nevada, Mo., Mr. Harry G. Palmer. 
They reside at Kansas City, Mo., where Mr. Palmer is occupied as a 
stenographer and school teacher. 

Adolphus p. Beaty* (David Amos Beaty', Mary Pence (Beaty)', 
John Pence'), b. Aug. 22, 1860, Henderson Co., 111.; m. on May 1, 1883, 
Nora Forbes, at Oquawka, 111. Farmer and well driller, etc. 

Children of Adolphus P. Beaty and Nora (Forbes) : 

Charles Beaty, b. Feb. 10, 1884, Henderson Co., 111. 
Maud Beaty, b. July 10, 1888, Henderson Co., 111. 
Smith Edvv^in Beaty, b. Apr. 3, 1892, Henderson Co., 111. 
Nellie Beaty, b. Feb. 3, 1895, Henderson Co., 111. 
Alice Beaty, b. June 14, 1898, Henderson Co., 111. 

Charles Beaty" (Adolphus P. Beaty*, David Amos Beaty', Mary 
Pence (Beaty)', John Pence'), b. Feb. 10, 1884, Henderson Co., 111.; m. 
Feb. 15, 1905, Monmouth, 111., Miss Effie Gray. Merchandise clerk; Re- 
publican. Present address, Monmouth, 111. There is one child: 

Edv^^ard Morris Beaty, b. July 31, 1906, Monmouth, 111. 

Maud Beaty' (Adolphus P. Beaty*, David Amos Beaty', Mary Pence 
(Beaty)*, John Pence'), b. in Henderson Co., 111., July 10, 1888. Partial 



42 ^/^e History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

College education, taught school 6 years; m. Mr. Morris Peters May 11, 
1910, at Monmouth, 111. He is at present an employe in a meat market. 
Present address Burlington, Iowa. No children. 

Florence Annie Beaty* (David Amos Beaty', Mary Pence (Beaty)', 
John Pence"), b. Dec. 1, 1862, Henderson Co., 111. Received partial col- 
lege education at the State University, Normal, 111.; m. Feb. 19, 1883, at 
Oquawka, to Harry Norton Patterson. Mr. Patterson, with the able as- 
sistance of his wife, was for many years proprietor and publisher of The 
Oquawka Spectator, which had been in the Patterson family for more than 
half a century. They are at present engaged in publishing botanical works 
at Oquawka, 111. They have no children. 

Rachel Beaty' (Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence'), b. Sept. 30, 
1826, in Bartholomew Co.,'lnd.; d. Henderson Co., 111., Sept. 14, 1904. 
She was crippled in her ankles very early in life, possibly born so, and 
walked with difficulty. She never married. Almost during her entire life 
of about 78 years she lived with various relatives, assisting in the house- 
hold duties. For many years she lived in the family of the author's father. 

Ezra Beaty' (Mary Pence (Beaty)', John Pence'), b. Sept. 9, 1331, 
Henderson Co., 111. Went to California in the 50's with the gold seekers 
and never returned; died in California. Tradition says he was married 
and had two children, both daughters. The last word from him was 
written from Paradise, Butte Co., Cal. 

George Pence' (John Pence'), b. Mch. 29, 1804, Shenandoah Co., 
Va. A letter from his grandson, F. R. Pence, says that when but eigh- 
teen months old moved to Ohio (Champaign County); about A. D. 1820 
he moved to Bartholomew Co., Ind., where he grew to manhood and re- 
ceived his early education. Later he studied medicine from Indian instruc- 
tors in Kentucky. He never followed the medical profession, but devoted 
his time to farming and stock raising. He was at one time quite wealthy. 
He lost the greater part of his fortune during the last two years of his 
life; m. Mary Swisher, Dec. 27, 1827, Bartholomew Co., Ind., and after 
24 years of married happiness the wife died, May 18, 1851, and was buried 
in Goodwin Cemetery, Warren Co., Ind. He was married to his second 
wife, Mrs. Ganor Romine, Mch. 18, 1852. There were no children by 
the second marriage and Ganor Pence died June 3, 1866, and is buried at 
Jordan Ccmeterv at Pence, Ind. His third and last marriage was to Mrs. 
Catherine Loyd,' Dec. 5, 1867; she died Jan. 20, 1894. He died Mch. 29, 
1879, aged 74 years; he and wife are buried in Jordan Cemetery at Pence. 
Ind. 

Children of George Pence and Mary (Swisher) ; Curtis M. and Barbara 
Jane born in Bartholomew Co., Ind., the others all born in Warren Co., Ind. : 

Curtis Monroe Pence, b. Sept. 23, 1828. 

Bariiara Jane Pence, b. Oct. 19, 1830; d. :Mch. 4, 1904. 




George Pence, son of Judge John Pence. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 43 

Elizabeth Ann Pence, b. Feb. 25, 1833; d. Mch. 27, 1866. 
William Wallace Pence, b. Aug. 2, 1835. 
Catherine Pence, b. Dec. 20, 1837; d. Jan. 21, 1868. 
John Harrison Pence, b. June 2, 1840; d. Jan. 11, 1843. 
Anthony Pence, b. Nov. 24, 1842; d. Aug. 13, 1844. 
Gabriel Pence, b. June 19, 1845; d. May 16, 1885. 
Mary Eliza Pence, b. Dec. 27, 1847; d. July 30, 1884. 
Infant, b. Mch. 28, 1851; d. day of birth. 

Children of George Pence and Catherine (Loyd) : 
George Lincoln Pence, b. Mch. 18, 1869. 

Curtis Monroe Pence' (George Pence", John Pence'), b. Sept. 23, 
1828, in Bartholomew Co., Ind. ; m. Mch. 3, 1853, in Warren Co., Ind., 
Miss Susan Etenire. Farmer, residing near West Lebanon, Warren Co., 
Ind. His wife died June 1, 1896, and is buried in Jordan Cemetery. She 
was a member of the Christian Church. He has spent all his life as a 
farmer and stock raiser and is now living on the old home place in Jordan 
Township, Warren Co., Ind., near the town of Pence. In 1863 he enlisted 
as a state soldier and served the full term of enlistment. Has been a life 
long Republican. 

Children of Curtis Monroe Pence and Susan (Etenire), all born in 
Warren Co., Ind.: 

Emily Jane Pence, b. Oct. 7, 1858. 

Allen Monroe Pence, b. Mch. 6, 1862 (also given Mch. 10, 1861). 

Frank Edwin Pence, b. Sept. 17, 1866. 

Clay Belle Pence, b. Dec. 21, 1868. 

Harry Sylvester Pence, b. May 17, 1873. 

Emily Jane Pence' (Curtis Pence', George Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Oct. 7, 1858, Warren Co., Ind.; m. first Feb. 11, 1883, Warren Co., Ind., 
Albert Henry Hevel; he died in 1886. They have one child: 

Elva Myrtle Hevel, b. May 17, 1886, Warren Co., Ind. 

Married second Jan. 7, 1897, Warren Co., Ind., Charles Edgar Roe. 
Farming. Present address West Lebanon, Ind. To whom two children 
have been born: 

Elsie Agnes Roe, b. Aug. 28, 1897, Warren Co., Ind. 
Elva Susanna Roe, b. Jan. 25, 1899, Warren Co., Ind. 



44 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Allen Moxhoe Pence* (Curtis Monroe Pence', George Pence*, John 
Pence'), b. Mch. 10, 1S61 (or 1862), Warren Co., Ind.; m. Apr. 1, 1888, 
Warren Co., Ind., to Roseta May Gady. Farmer and stock raiser; Republi- 
can; he moved to Vermillion Co., 111., in 1894; to Webster Co., Iowa, in 
1897, but moved to Bro\\-n Co., S. D., in 1901, where he now resides. His 
present address being Frederick, S. D. 

Children of Allen Monroe Pence and Roseta May (Gady) : 
SiL\iA Bell Pence, b. June 4. 1890. 
M\RY Sus.-VNA Pence, b. Jan. 21, 1892. 
Harry Exrl Pence, b. Jan. 28, 1898. 
Pearl May Pence, b. Aug. 14, 1899. 
Thomas Franklin Pence, b. Aug. 24, 1902. 
Gr4CE Pence, b. June 28, 1906. 
Gl..u)ys Pence, b. June 28, 1906. 
Robert Monroe Pence, b. Dec. 22, 1909. 

Silvla Bell Pence' (Allen Pence', Curtis Pence', George Pence', 
John Pence'), b. June 4, 1890. High School education; school teacher for 
four years; m. at Ellendale, X. D., on Mch. 23, 1912, Mr. Ira Wiltsey. 
Methodist; Republican. They reside near Frederick, S. D., where Mr. 
Wiltsie is farming. 

Barbara ]ani: Pence' (George Pence'', John Pence"), b. Oct. 19, 1830, 
Bartholomew Co., Ind.; m. Oct. 30, 1851, Warren Co., Ind., Abner Good- 
wine. She came to Warren Co., Ind., when about two years of age. After 
her marriage they moved out to Jordan, Warren Co., Ind., and lived in that 
neighborhood until her death. To them were bom twelve children and 
there are now living many children and great grandchildren. When they 
were married, in 1851, the country was quite new. They were hard work- 
ing people and acquired considerable property, including several thousand 
acres of rich Indiana land. She was of a kind disposition and attentive to 
those in sickness or distress in the neighborhood. United with the Methodist 
Church when young and so remained until her death, which occurred 
Mch. 4, 1904. She is buried in Jordan Cemeter}'. Her husband, Mr. Abner 
Goodwine, who is now considerably over four score years old, is living with 
his daughter Leola J. Goodwine in their grand countr}' home near Pence, 
Ind. Leola has not married and has cared for her father. He is indeed 
fortunate to have such a daughter in his old age. She is known to the 
neighbors by the pet name given her when a child as "Nobbie" Goodwine. 
The author and his wife greatly enjoyed their \"isit to them in May, 1911. 

Children of Barbara Jane (Pence) and Abner Goodwine, all bom in 
Warren Co., Ind.: 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 45 

George Goodwine, b. July 11, 1852; d. Feb. 16, 1853. 

Mary C. Goodwine, b. Oct. 16, 1853. 

Newton C. Goodwine, b. Mch. 17, 1855. 

Sarah E. Goodwine, b. Nov. 23, 1858. 

Bell Goodwine, b. Nov. 3, 1856; d. Dec. 4, 1873. 

Clara V. Goodwine, b. Feb. 11, 1861. 

Frank S. Goodwine, b. Jan. 16, 1863. 

Olive B. Goodwine, b. Feb. 28, 1865. 

Nora Goodwine, b. June 27, 1867. 

Cora Goodwine, b. June 27, 1867. 

Leola J. Goodwine, b. Apr. 8, 1870. 

Harry M. Goodwine, b. Sept. 27, 1874; d. July 1, 1899. 

Mary Catherine Goodwine' (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George 
Pence*, John Pence'), b. Oct. 16, 1853, Warren Co., Ind.; ra. March 26, 

1873, at residence of parents, William R. Himmelright. Farming; Meth- 
odist; Republican. Present address Rossville, Vermillion Co., 111. 

Children of Mary C, and William R. Himmelright, all born in Ver- 
million Co., 111. (the three children deceased are buried in Jordan Cemetery 
near Pence, Ind.) : 

Ella B. Himmelright, b. Feb. 1, 1874. 

Eva M. Himmelright, b. Nov. 2, 1875. 

Clara F. Himmelright, b. Feb. 19, 1878. 

Emma Himmelright, b. June 3, 1879; d. June 5, 1879. 

Cora P. Himmelright, b. Aug. 13, 1881; d. July 17, 1902. 

Barbara J. Himmelright, b. Nov. 28, 1883. 

Edna N. Himmelright, b. Dec. 1, 1885. 

Benjamin H. Himmelright, b. Jan. 27, 1888. 

Leola Himmelright, b. Mch. 1, 1890; d. Jan. 21, 1908. 

William E. Himmelright, b. Dec. 27, 1892. 

Ray N. Himmelright, b. Jan. 2, 1900. 

Ella B. Himmelright' (Mary Catherine Goodwine (Himmelright)', 
Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence'', John Pence'), b. Feb. 1, 

1874, in Vermillion Co., 111.; m. first on May 22, 1898, at the residence of 



46 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

her father, Mr. James Whicker. Mr. Whicker died Aug. 18, 1901, and is 
buried at the Jordan Cemetery near Pence, Ind. 

Children of Ella B. and James Whicker: 

William Abner Whicker, b. Mch. 21, 1899, in Fountain Co., Ind. 
Elsie June Whicker, b. June 5, 1900, in Fountain Co., Ind. 

Second marriage, Feb. 10, 1904, at Danville, 111., Mr. David E. 
Guthrie. Farming and dairying; Republican. Present address Carlisle, 
Ark. 

Children of Ella B. and David E. Guthrie: 

Fred D. Guthrie, b. Oct. 25, 1904, in Fountain Co., Ind. 
Robert F. Guthrie, b. Aug. 10, 1906, in Fountain Co., Ind. 
Margaret E. Guthrie, b. May 28, 1909, in Fountain Co., Ind. 

Eva Muriel Himmelright' (Mary Catherine Goodwine (Himmel- 
right)*, Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence", John Pence'), b. Nov. 
2, 1875, Vermillion Co., 111.; m. Nov. 25, 1901, at Danville, 111., William 
J. Paul. Farming. Present address Hoopeston, 111. 

Children of Eva M. and William J. Paul: 

Nellie Pearl Paul, b. Nov. 7, 1902. 
Donald Goodwine Paul, b. Jan. 27, 1904. 
Harold McC. Paul, b. July 17, 1908. 
Helen Paul, '^. Jan. 9, 1911. 

Clara Florence Himmelright"" (Mary Catherine Goodwine (Him- 
melright)', Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence\ John Pence'), b. 
Feb. 19, 1878, Vermillion Co., 111.; m. at residence of parents Dec. 25, 
1901, George Dutton Grant. Farming; Christian Church; Republican. 
Present address Rossville, Vennillion Co., 111. 

Children of Clara F. and George D. Grant, all born in Vermillion 
Co., 111. 

Mary Elizabeth Grant, b. Mch. 29, 1904. 

George Earl Grant, b. July 6, 1905. 

Arnet Franklin Grant, b. Jan. 20, 1908. 

Edith Pearl Grant, b. Jan. 15, 1909. 

Lester Grant, b. April 2, 1911. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 47 

Barbara J. Himmelright" (Mary Catherine Goodwine (Himmel- 
right)*, Barbara Pence (Goodwine)^ George Pence", John Pence'), b. Nov. 
28, 1883, Vermillion Co., 111.; m. Dec. 4,^1901, at Danville, 111., Charley 
E. Conner. Farming; Republican. Present address Pence, Ind. 

Children of Barbara J. and Charley E. Conner: 

Glen Conner, b. Aug. 12, 1902, near Rossville, 111. 
DoRRiAL Conner, b. Jan. 1, 1904, Rossville, 111. 
May Conner, b. Jan. 4, 1906, Albion, 111. 
Nina Conner, b. Nov. 30, 1908, Rossville, 111. 
LoYD Conner, b. May 10, 1910, Rossville, 111. 

Newton Curtis Goodwine' (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 17, 1855, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Dec. 28, 
1876, in Fountain Co., Ind., Elizabeth A. Briggs. His wife died in Warren 
Co., Ind., Aug. 2, 1899, and is buried in Jordan Cemetery near Pence, Ind. 
Her two deceased children are also buried there. Fanning and grain ele- 
vator work; Republican. Present address Pence, Ind. 

Children of Newton and Elizabeth Goodwine : 

Jessie R. Goodwine, b. Sept. 25, 1877, Warren Co., Ind. 

PoLLiE Goodwine, b. April 25, 1883, Warren Co., Ind.; d. Aug. 
15, 1883. 

Baby Boy, b. April 3, 1886, Warren Co., Ind.; d. Apr. 7, 1886. 

Sarah E. Goodwine, b. July 29, 1888, Warren Co., Ind. 

Leola Goodwine, b. June 28, 1890, Warren Co., Ind. 

Jessie Rozella Goodwine' (Newton C. Goodwine' Barbara Pence 
(Goodwine)', George Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 25, 1877 (or 1876), 
in Warren Co., Ind.; musical education at Valparaiso College of Music; 
also learned, and worked at Lafayette, Ind., as stenographer for seven 
years prior to her marriage; m. Aug. 24, 1909, at M. E. Parsonage, Indian- 
apolis, Ind., Mr. Charles Robertson. Lived successively at Indianapolis, 
Ind., Flora, Ind., and Los Angeles, Cal., finally settling at Ontario, San 
Bernardino Co., Cal., where her husband is engaged in conducting a mechan- 
ical and automobile repair business. She acts as his stenographer. First 
Day Adventist Church; Socialist party. No children. 

Sarah Elizabeth Goodwine' (Newton C. Goodwine*, Barbara 
Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence", John Pence'), b. July 29, 1888, Jordan 
Township, Warren Co., Ind.; m. April 4, 1907, at First M. E. Parsonage, 
Danville, 111., Charles Ray; lived on a farm till marriage and since then 
has resided in Pence, Ind., where her husband is employed as a bookkeeper 



48 J^he History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

for Messrs. Pence & Goodwine, grain dealers. Methodist; Republican 
(Mr. Ray votes Democratic). They had a son born March 3, 1909, but he 
died the same day and is buried in Jordan Cemetery near Pence, Ind. They 
have a daughter: 

Evelyn Elizabeth Ray, b. June 6, 1912, at Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Sarah Elizabeth Goodavine* (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George 
Pence^ John Pence'), b. Nov. 23, 1858, in Warren Co., Ind.; m. at the 
residence of her father Apr. 6, 1879, Joseph R. Winegardner. Methodist. 
Present post office address Rossville, Vermillion Co., 111. 

Children of Sarah Elizabeth (Goodwine) and Joseph Winegardner: 

Ida M. Winegardner, b. Apr. 20, 1882, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Abner Winegardner, b. June 29, 1884, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Grant Winegardner, b. Jan. 1, 1889, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Sherman Winegardner, b. May 9, 1891, Vermillion Co. 111. 

Ida M. Winegardner" (Sarah E. Goodwine (Winegardner)*, Barbara 
Pence (Goodwine)", George Pence", John Pence'), b. near Pence, Warren 
Co., Ind., Apr. 20, 1882; m. at residence of parents Sept. 9, 1906, George 
Knighten. Christrian Church. Present address Hoopeston, 111. They have 
one child : 

Russell Knighten, b. Nov. 8, 1907, near Pence, Ind. 

Abner Winegardner" (Sarah E. Goodwine (Winegardner)*, Barbara 
Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence', John Pence'), b, near Rossville, Ver- 
million Co., 111., June 29, 1884; m. Mch. 14, 1906, at Rossville, 111., Miss 
Susie Norton. Farming; Christrian Church; Republican. Present address 
Rossville, 111. 

Children of Abner and Susie Winegardner : 

AvA Fay Winegardner, b. Apr. 23, 1907, near Pence, Ind. 
Louis R. Winegardner, b. Nov. 21, 1908, near Pence, Ind. 
Claud R. Winegardner, b. Sept. 25, 1910, Rossville, 111. 
Ethel V. Winegardner, b. Mch. 22, 1912, Warren Co., Ind. 

Clara V. Goodwine' (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence', 
John Pence ), b. Feb. 11, 1861, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Jan. 1, 1882, at resi- 
dence of parents, John H. Crawford. Present address Hedrick, Warren 
Co., Ind. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 49 

Children of Clara V. and John H. Crawford: 

Gladys B. Crawford, b. Dec. 24, 1882; d. Aug. 27, 1908. 

Nellie Crawford, b. Mch. 28, 1884. 

Maud N. Crawford, b. Nov. 23, 1885. 

Ruth B. Crawford, b. Oct. 7, 1887. 

Freddie Crawford, b. Oct. 28, 1889; d. Aug. 25, 1890. 

Owen H. Crawford, b. Apr. 25, 1891. 

Beula V. Crawford, b. Apr. 5, 1893. 

Gladys Barbara Crawford" (Clara V. Goodwine (Crawford)', Bar- 
bara Pence (Goodwine)', George Fenced John Pence'), b. Dec. 24, 1882, 
Warren Co., Ind.; m. July 27, 1902, at residence of parents, Mr. Lee York. 
Christian Church. She died Aug. 27, 1908. 

Children of Gladys B. (Crawford) and Lee York: 

Clara L York, b. June 23, 1903. 

Oland J. York, b. Aug. 19, 1904. 

Lawrence J. York, b. Mch. 6, 1906. 

Harry N. York, b. May 6, 1907. 

Frances G. York, b. Aug. 26, 1908; d. Sept. 22, 1909. 

Nellie Crawford" (Clara V. Goodwine (Crawford)*, Barbara Pence 
(Goodwine)', George Pence", John Pence'), b. Mch. 28, 1884, Hedrick, Ind.; 
m. Apr. 6, 1910, at Danville, 111., Mr. Clayton McLaughlin. Christrian 
Church. Present address Pence, Ind. They have one child : 

Kenneth Clayton McLaughlin, b. Aug. 13, 1911, at Pence, 
Warren Co., Ind. 

Maud N. Crawford" (Clara V. Goodwine (Crawford)* Barbara Pence 
(Goodwine)', George Pence', John Pence'), b. Nov. 23, 1885, Warren Co., 
Ind.; m. Mch. 11, 1909, at Danville, 111., Mr. L. A. Carpenter. Christ- 
ian Church. Present address Hedrick, Ind. 

Children of Maud N. (Crawford) and L. A. Carpenter: 

John Owen Carpenter, b. Apr. 27, 1910, near Hedrick, Warren 
Co., Ind. 

C. Lois Carpenter, b. Dec. 29, 1912, Warren Co., Ind. 

Ruth B. Crawford" (Clara V. Goodwine (Crawford)*, Barbara Pence 
(Goodwine)', George Pence^ John Pence'), b. Oct. 7, 1887, Warren Co., 



50 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Ind.; m. Feb. 9, 1911, at Williamsport, Ind., Mr. Hobart Sloan. Christian 
Church; Republican. Present address Hedrick, Ind. They have one child: 

Kalman Sloan, b. Jan. 17, 1912, Warren Co., Ind. 

Frank S. Goodwine* (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence°, 
John Pence'), b. Jan. 16, 1863, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Mch. 5, 1895, Stone- 
bluff, Ind., Allie Dice. Farmer; Republican. Present address, Hoopeston, 
111. 

Children of Frank S. and Allie (Dice) Goodwine: 

Abner Goodwine, b. May 8, 1896, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Dice Goodwine, b. Aug. 18, 1899, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Mildred Goodwine, b. Nov. 26, 1900, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Harry Goodwine, b. Feb. 26, 1904, Vermillion Co., 111. 
George J. Goodwine, b. Oct. 8, 1905, Vermillion Co., 111. 

Olive B. Goodwine* (Barbara Pence ( Goodwine) ^ George Pence^ 
John Pence"), b. Feb. 28, 1865, in Warren Co., Ind.; m. May 11, 1890, at 
residence of parents, Isaac Newton Heaton. Farming; Republican; Christ- 
ian Church. Present address Hoopeston, 111. 

Children of Olive and Isaac N. Heaton: 

Blaine Newton Heaton, b. Jan. 8, 1891, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Edna Elizabeth Heaton, b. Feb. 22, 1893, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Raymond Sester Heaton, b. Nov. 18, 1899, Vermillion Co., 111. 

Nora Goodwine* (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence*, John 
Pence'), b. June 27, 1867, Warren Co., Ind. (twin sister of Cora Goodwine) ; 
m. Oct. 18, 1891, at residence of parents, Alvin S. Pugh. Mr. Pugh died 
Nov. 27, 1893. They had one child: 

John A. Pugh, b. July 19, 1892, Warren Co., Ind. 

Her second marriage was on March 30, 1908, at Danville, 111., to Mr. 
James B. Lakin. Farming; Methodist; Republican. Present address 
Pence, Ind. 

Children of Nora and James B. Lakin: 

James F. Lakin, b. Nov. 5, 1909, Warren Co., Ind.; d. Nov. 6, 
1909. 

Cora May Lakin, b. May 18, 1910, Warren Co., Ind. 



The History of Judge Jokn Pence and Descendants 51 

Cora Goodwine* (Barbara Pence (Goodwine)', George Pence', John 
Pence'), b. June 27, 1867, in Warren Co., Ind.; m. Mch. 20, 1889, at resi- 
dence of parents, Martin Francis Briggs. Farming; Republican. She died 
Apr. 24, 1912, buried at Jordan Cemetery near Pence, Ind. 

Children of Cora and Martin F. Briggs, all born in Warren Co., Ind.; 

Nora M.4e Briggs, b. July 17, 1890. 

Bessie Mabel Briggs, b. July 29, 1893. 

Harley Herman Briggs, b. Oct. 9, 1894. 

Madge Elizabeth Briggs, b. Apr. 1, 1900; d. Nov. 10, 1903. 

Edith Leone Briggs, b. May 27, 1905. 

Elizabeth Ann Pence' (George Pence", John Pence'), b. Feb. 25, 
1833; m. Apr. 1, 1855, in Warren Co., Ind., to George W. Butt. They 
lived all their married life on the farm in Warren Co., Ind., and Vermillion 
Co., 111. He died suddenly of heart trouble Feb. 11, 1893, Elizabeth, his 
wife, having died many years prior on Mch. 27, 1866. 

Children of Elizabeth Ann (Pence) and George W. Butt, all born in 
Warren Co., Ind.: 

John Gabriel Butt, b. Jan. 8, 1856. 

George Wallace Butt, b. Dec. 3, 1857. 

Ganear Evaline Butt, b. Dec. 21, 1859. 

William Monroe Butt, b. Feb. 8, 1862. 

Julia Florence Butt, b. Mch. 10, 1864; d. JSIch. 30, 1896. 

John Gabriel Butt* (Elizabeth Ann Pence (Butt)', George Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Jan. 8, 1856, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Jan. 1, 1881, Jeffer- 
son Co., Ind., Mary Penn. Farmer; Christian Church; Prohibition. Pres- 
ent address Cedar, Minn. 

Children of John Gabriel Butt and Mary (Penn) : 

Alpha P. Butt, b. Dec. 9, 1881, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Cecil C. Butt, b. Dec. 28, 1883, Jefferson Co., Ind. 
Velzie G. Butt, b. Aug. 27, 1887, Vermillion Co., 111. 
RoLLo L. Butt, b. July 24, 1892, Davis Co., Iowa. 
Archie F. Butt, b. Mch. 4, 1897, Webster Co., Iowa. 

Cecil C. Butt' (John Gabriel Butt*, Elizabeth Ann Pence (Butt)',- 
George Pence', John Pence"), b. Dec. 28, 1883, in Jefferson Co., Ind.; m. 
May 9, 1912, Miss Olive Sperry. Bookkeeper at Seattle, Wash. 



52 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

George Wallace Butt' (Elizabeth Ann Pence (Butt)', George Pence', 
John Pence'), b. Dec. 3, 1857, in Warren Co., Ind.; m. Mch. 10, 1886, at 
Moline, Kan., Mary Elizabeth Grotjan. Republican; Christian Church; 
Works in store. Present address, Independence, Kan. 

Children of George Wallace Butt and Mary Elizabeth (Grotjan) : 

Arzella F. Butt, b. Jan. 6, 1889, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Ernest L. Butt, b. Apr. 28, 1892, Davis Co., Iowa. 
Arthur L. Butt, b. Apr. 1, 1895, VeiTnillion Co., 111. 

Ganear Ev aline Butt' (Elizabeth Ann Pence (Butt)', George Pence', 
John Pence'), b. Dec. 21, 1859, Warren Co., Ind.; m. July 5, 1887, Ver- 
million Co., 111., Benjamin A. Guest. Member Christian Church. Present 
address Cheneville Vermillion Co., 111. 

Children of Ganear Evaline (Butt) and Benjamin A. Guest, all born 
in Vermillion Co., 111.: 

Winona Florence Guest, b. Sept. 5, 1888. 
Ward Earl Guest, b. Jan. 17, 1891. 
George Martin Guest, b. Jan. 14, 1898. 

Winona Florence Guest" (Ganear Evaline Butt (Guest)', Elizabeth 
Ann Pence (Butt)', George Pence^ John Pence'), b. Sept. 5, 1888, Vermillion 
Co., 111.; m. Oct. 13, 1911, at Frankford, Ind., to Charles Jackson. Now 
resides at Indianapolis, Ind. 

William Monroe Butt' (Elizabeth Ann Pence (Butt)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Feb. 8, 1862, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 18, 1891, 
at Danville, 111., Mary Emma Hinton. Farmer; Christian Church; Re- 
publican. Present address, Hoopeston, 111. 

Children of William Monroe Butt and Mary Emma (Hinton) : 

Eva May Butt, b. Dec. 12, 1891, Indianola, 111.; d. Sept. 10, 1892. 
Frank August Butt, b. Aug. 29, 1893, Ambia, Ind. 
Valeria Pearl Butt, b. Nov. 27, 1894, Hoopeston, 111. 
George Kenneth Butt, b. Aug. 25, 1906, Hoopeston, 111. 

Julia Florence Butt' (Elizabeth Ann Pence (Butt)', George Pence', 
John Pence"), b. Mch. 10, 1864, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 17, 1890, at 
Cheneyville, 111., to Frank Dice. Member of Christian Church. She died 
Mch. 30, 1896, and is buried in Jordan Cemeterv, Pence, Ind. She had one 
child : 

Retta Fay Dice, b. May 26, 1894, at Cheneyville, 111. 



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The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 53 

William Wallace Pence' (George Pence^ John Pence'), b. Aug. 
2, 1835, in Warren Co., Ind.; m. Oct. 15, 1857, Warren Co., Ind., Amanda 
Evans. Farmer; Church of God; Republican. Present address, West 
Lebanon, Ind. 

Children of William Wallace Pence and Amanda (Evans) all born 
in Warren Co., Ind.: 

Gabriel Armstrong Pence, b. Sept. 7, 1858. 

George Harrison Pence, b. Sept. 24, 1861; d. Aug. 31, 1863. 

John F. Pence, b. Mch. 6, 1864. 

Annie S. Pence, b. Oct. 6, 1867. 

Jessie E. Pence, b. Sept. 3, 1872. 

Josie E. Pence, b. Sept. 3, 1872; d. Mch. 16, 1907. 

Gabriel Armstrong Pence' (William Wallace Pence', George Pence*, 
John Pence"), b. Sept. 7, 1858, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Jan. 1, 1896, in War- 
ren Co., Ind., Kate Agnes Stevenson (Scotch-Irish descent). Farmer and 
stock raiser; Church of God; Republican. Present address West Lebanon, 
Ind. 

Children of Gabriel Armstrong Pence and Kate Agnes (Stevenson), 
all bom in Warren Co., Ind.: 

Beulah May Pence, b. Dec. 9, 1896. 

LocAH Ann Pence, b. Dec. 12, 1898. 

Newton Herald Pence, b. Sept. 18, 1900. 

Florence Amanda Pence, b. June 17, 1902. 

Ernest Everett Pence, b. Jan. 11, 1904. 

Edna Edith Pence, b. Aug. 11, 1905; d. Sept. 26, 1905. 

Margarette Gertrude Pence, b. June 9, 1907. 

John F. Pence* (William Wallace Pence', George Pence', John 
Pence), b. Mch. 16, 1864; m. Nov. 10, 1895, Warren Co., Ind., Lucinda 
Marguerite Shawcross. Farmer; Church of God; Republican. Present ad- 
dress West Lebanon, Warren Co., Ind. 

Children of John F. Pence and Lucinda Marguerite (Shawcross) : 

Eulalo Pearl Pence, b. May 8, 1897, Warren Co., Ind. 
Bernice Edna Pence, b. July 9, 1902, Warren Co., Ind. 



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Annie S. Pence' (William Wallace Pence', George Pence", John 
Pence'), b. Oct. 6, 1867, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Dec. 9, 1894, Warren Co., 
Ind., Ernest McCandlcss. Farming; Church of God. Present address 
Pence, Ind. 

Children of Annie S. (Pence) and Ernest McCandless: 

Orpha Irene McCandless, b. Oct. 14, 1895, Warren Co., Ind. 

Jessie Eliza Pence' (W^illiam Wallace Pence', George Pence', John 
Pence'), b. Sept. 3, 1872, Warren Co., Ind. Twin sister of Jo:;ie Elizabeth 
Pence. A graduate of Indian State Normal School, 1906, also two years 
at the Valparaiso, Ind., University. Public school teacher; Church of God; 
unmarried. Present address. West Lebanon, Ind. 

JosiE Elizabeth Pence' (William Wallace Pence', George Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Sept. 3, 1872, Warren Co., Ind. Twin sister of Jessie 
Eliza Pence. Married Oct. 27, 1905, at Danville, 111., Charles Edward 
Buck; d. >ilch. 16, 1907, Warren Co., Ind. Buried in Jordan Cemetery 
near Pence, Ind. Was member of Church of God. No children. 

Catherine Pence' (George Pence", John Pence'), b. Dec. 20, 1837, 
Warren Co., Ind.; m. Oct. 9, 1856, Warren Co., Ind., IMartin V. McAlister; 
d. Jan. 21, 1868, buried West Lebanon Cemetery, Warren Co., Ind. 

Children of Catherine (Pence) and Martin V. ]\IcAlister: 

George Andrew ^IcAlister, b. Aug. 15, 1857, Warren Co., Ind 

Cyrus Franklin McAlister, b. Oct. 26, 1858, Warren Co., Ind 

Harvey Monroe McAlister, b. Oct. 3, 1860, Warren Co., Ind. 
d. Jan. 20, 1898. 

Mary Ellen McAlister, b. Feb. 26, 1862, Warren Co., Ind. 
d. Sept. 3, 1863. 

Charles William McAlister, b. Dec. 15, 1863, Warren Co., Ind. 
d. Apr. 19, 1894. 

Rosetta Florence McAlister, b. Oct. 15, 1865, Warren Co., Ind 

Infant Daughter, b. Jan. 21, 1868, Warren Co., Ind.; d 
same day. 

George Andrew McAlister' (Catherine Pence (McAlister)', George 
Pence", John Pence'), b. Aug. 15, 1857, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Aug. 27, 
1878, Williamsport, Warren Co., Ind., Lucinda Strickland. Contractor and 
manufacturer; Republican. Present address Glencoe, McLeod Co., Minn. 

Children of George Andrew !^IcAlister and Lucinda (Strickland): 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 55 

RosETTA Cora McAlister, b. Sept. 7, 1879, in Indiana. 

Harry Leroy McAlister, b. Dec. 17, 1882 in Indiana; d. June 
14, 1904. 

Flossie Mae McAlister, b. May 9, 1886, in Illinois. 

RosETTA Cora McAlister" (George McAlister*, Catherine Pence 
(McAlister)', George Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 7, 1879, Walnut Grove, 
Ind.; m. Feb. 6, 1905, at New Auburn, Minn., Frederic O. Richardson. 
Present address Glencoe, McLeod Co., Minn. 

Children of Rosetta Cora (McAlister) and Frederic O. Richardson: 

Glen Harry Richardson, b. Nov. 27, 1907, Glencoe, Minn. 
Dorothy June Richardson, b. Nov. 21, 1911, Glencoe, Minn. 

Flossie Mae McAlister' (George McAlister', Catherine Pence 
(McAlister)', George Pence', John Pence'), b. May 9, 1886, at Hoopeston, 
111.; m. June 28, 1904, at New Auburn, Minn., John Dibb. Present ad- 
dress Glencoe, Minn. They have one child of which the mother writes: 
"She was of premature birth, weighed two pounds, did not cry until two 
months old. She is five years old now and is strong and healthy and weighs 
35 pounds." Her name is 

Vera Lenore Dibb, b. Feb. 9, 1906. 

Cyrus Franklin McAlister* (Catherine Pence (jNIcAlister)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 26, 1858, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Newton Co., 
Ind., Cyntha Arminda Elijah. Retired farmer; Methodist; Republican. 
Left an orphan at ten, at 18 run a ditching plow for 20 years in Indiana, 
Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. Moved to Utah in 1900, to Idaho in 1901, to 
Washington in 1902, and back to Indiana in 1910. Forced to retire on 
account of rheumatism. Present address Fair Oaks, Ind. 



Children of Cyrus Franklin McAlister and Cyntha Arminda (Elijah) : 

Ransom Grover McAlister, b. Aug. 22, 1885, Newton Co., Ind. 
Elium Orsen McAlister, b. Aug. 21, 1887, Newton Co., Ind. 
Horatio Talmage McAlister, b. May 22, 1892, at Attica, Ind. 
Martin Elijah McAlister, b. Aug. 22, 1901, at Ogden, Utah. 

Ransom Grover McAlister' (Cyrus Franklin McAlister*, Catherine 
Pence (McAlister)', George Pence', John Pence), b. Aug. 22, 1885, New- 
ton Co., Ind. Graduate Veterinary and practices at Seattle, Wash. Not 
married. 

Elium Orson McAlister' (Cyrus Franklin ?^IcAlistcr*, Catherine 
Pence (McAlister)', George Pence', John Pence'), b. Aug. 21, 1887, New- 



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ton Co., Ind. ; m. June 16, 1910, at Baird, Wash., Hazel Irene Swank. 
Partial college education; farming and stock; Methodist; Prohibition. Pres- 
ent address Baird, Douglas Co., Wash. 

Horatio Talmage McAlister' (Cyrus F'ranklin McAlister', Cath- 
erine Pence (McAlister)^ George Pence^ John Pence'), b. May 22, 1892, 
at Attica, Ind. Farming and stock; Methodist; Prohibition. Not married. 
Present address Baird, Douglas Co., Wash. 

Harvey Monroe McAlister' (Catherine Pence (McAlister)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 3, 1860, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Dec. 31, 1883, 
at Sheldon, 111., to Mary C. Miller. In his life time he is said to have had 
a gift for mechanics and made several large dredge ditches in Warren Co. ; 
d. Jan. 20, 1898; buried in Highland Cemetery. 

Children of Harvey Monroe McAlister and Mary C. (Miller) : 

Effie Zora McAlister, b. Oct. 26, 1884, in Iroquois Co., 111.; 
d. July 26, 1890. 

Ethel Marguerite McAlister, b. June 12, 1886, in Iroquois Co., 
111. 

John Ericson McAlister, b. Apr. 24, 1889, in Iroquois Co., 111. 

Lemuel Martin McAlister, b. May 14, 1891, in Warren Co., Ind. 

Charles Henry McAlister, b. July 25, 1893, in Warren Co., 
Ind.; d. Nov. 16, 1894. 

Harry Curtis McAlister, b. June 24, 1896, in Warren Co., Ind. 

Harverean McAlister, b. July 31, 1898, in Warren Co., Ind.; 
d. Aug. 31, 1898. 

Ethel Marguerite McAlister' (Harvey Monroe McAlister*, Cath- 
erine Pence (McAlister)', George Pence^ John Pence'), b. June 12, 1886, 
in Iroquois Co., 111.; m. Nov. 16, 1901, Warren Co., Ind., to Richard Lem 
Stewart. Christian Church. Present address Williamsport, Ind. 

Children of Ethel Marguerite (McAlister) and Richard Lem Stewart, 
all born at Williamsport, Ind.: 

Richard Paul Stew.^rt, b. Mch. 11, 1902; d. Apr. 29, 1902. 
Bertha Florence Stewart, b. Mch. 8, 1904. 
Harold Eugene Stewart, b. Apr. 29, 1907. 
Clarence Orval Stewart, b. Jan. 7, 1910. 

Charles William McAlister* (Catherine Pence (McAlister)', 
George Pence', John Pence'), b. Dec. 15, 1863, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Dec. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 57 

25, 1888, Waynetown, Ind., to Rena Small. Baptist; Republican; d. Apr. 
24, 1894. Buried in Waynetown, Ind., Cemetery. His wife Rena died 
July 18, 1900, and was buried at his side. 

RoSETTA Florence McAlister* (Catherine Pence (McAlister)*, 
George Pence^ John Pence'), b. Oct. 15, 1865, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Oct. 
18, 1882, East Lynn, 111., John Nelson Small. Farming; Baptist; Prohibi- 
tion. Left an orphan at 3 years, reared by Elium and Sarah Small at East 
Lynn, 111. Present address Reynolds, Ind. 

Children of Rosetta Florence (McAlister) and John Nelson Small: 

Ethel Cloe Small, b. July 18, 1884, Waynetown, Ind. 

Lloyd Elium Small, b. Nov. 18, 1886, Ashland, Kan. 

George Harvey Small, b. June 27, 1888, Ashland, Kan. 

Alpha Offer Small, b. Nov. 3, 1889; d. Nov. 3, 1889. 

Only Three Small, b. Nov. 7, 1890, Ashland, Kan.; d. Nov. 
10, 1890. 

Katie Grace Small, b. Jan. 4, 1892, Ashland, Kan. 

Ebb Martin Small, b. Dec. 20, 1895, Hoopeston, 111.; d. May 
15, 1910. 

William Franklin Small, b. Feb. 2, 1899, Hoopeston, 111. 

Walter Lee Small, b. Apr. 29, 1900, Hoopeston, 111. 

Mariah Fannie Small, b. Apr. 12, 1903, Fulton, Ind. 

Ethel Cloe Small' (Rosetta Florence McAlister (Small)*, Catherine 
Pence (McAlister)', George Pence", John Pence'), b. July 18, 1884, Wayne- 
town, Ind.; m. Mch. 29, 1903, Fulton Co., Ind., Luther J. Minglin. Bap- 
tist. Present address Attica, Ind. She has one child: 

Florence Pearl Minglin, b. Feb. 17, 1905, Cass Co., Ind. 

Katie Grace Small' (Rosetta Florence McAlister (Small)*, Catherine 
Pence (McAlister)', George Pence\ John Pence'), b. Jan. 4, 1892, in Ash- 
land, Kan.; m. Mch. 27, 1910, at Reynolds, White Co., Ind., John Merrit 
Gault. Farming; Baptist; Prohibition. Formerly music teacher. In her 
childhood lived in Hoopeston, 111., and Fulton Co., Ind. Present address 
Sikeston, Mo. There is one child: 

Anna Rosetta Gault, b. Mch. 27, 1911, in New Madrid Co., Mo. 

Gabriel Pence' (George Pence', John Pence'), b. June 19, 1845, in 
Warren Co., Ind. High school education; m. July 2, 1867, Warren Co., 
Ind., Miss Louisa A. Mehaffey. Had his left limb crushed in a corn sheller 



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and amputated at knee when a l)oy, nevertheless he was an active boy and 
business man though a cripple most all his life. Farmer; Republican; d. 
May 16, 18S5. His wife died June 17, 1905, at Hedrick, Ind. Botli buried 
at Jordan Cemetery. 

Children of Gabriel Pence and Louisa A. (Mehaffey) : 

Frank Robert Pence, b. Sept. 16, 1868, Warren Co., Ind. 
Zara E. Pence, b. Jan. 20, 1870, Warren Co., Ind. 
George Alexander Pence, b. Sept. 14, 1871, Warren Co., Ind. 
Albert R. Pence, b. Sept. 26, 1873, Warren Co., Ind. 

Abner Willl^m Pence, b. May 17, 1881, near Hoope.ston, 111.; 
d. Sept. 3, 1905. 

Frank Robert Pence' (Gabriel Pence', George Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Sept. 16, 1868, near Williamsport, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Mch. 29, 1891, 
at West Lebanon, Ind., Delia M. McCandless. Buyer and shipper of grain; 
Republican. Born on a farm adjoining the town of Pence, Ind. Promoted 
the railroad and plotted the town of Pence in the year 1902. Owns the 
farm on which is located Jordan Cemetery adjoining the town of Pence, 
where many of the deceased members of the Pence family are buried. The 
author and his wife were delightfully entertained by him and his good 
wife in May, 1911. Present address. Pence, Warren Co., Ind. 

Children of Frank Robert Pence and Delia M. (McCandless) : 

Harold McCandless Pence, b. Apr. 9, 1894, Warren Co., Ind.; 
(Harold graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1912.) 

Zara E. Pence' (Gabriel Pence', George Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan. 
20, 1870", Warren Co., Ind.; m. Mch. 25^, 1896, at Williamsport, Ind., 
Miss Maggie Wyatt. Farmer; Republican. Has looked after himself since 
he was 13 years of age when his father died. Present address Hedrick, 
Warren Co., Ind. 

Children of Zara E. Pence and ]\Iaggie (Wyatt) : 

Lola M.-vrie Pence, b. Nov. 15, 1897, Warren Co., Ind. 
Abner Wyatt Pence, b. Oct. 15, 1902, Warren Co., Ind. 
Zelpha Maud Pence, 1). Aug. 17, 1904. Warren Co., Ind. 

George Alexander Pence' (Gabriel Pence', George Pence', John 
Pence), b. Sept. 14, 1871; m. Feb. 7, 1892, at Hoopcston, 111., Alpha R. 
Crane. Drainage contractor; Democrat. From 1893 to 1906 was suc- 
cessively engaged in live stock business and mercantile business. Is now in- 
terested in the Woonsocket Drainage Co., Sanborn Co., S. D., being vice- 



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president of the company. The company is engaged in large undertakings. 
Present address New Richmond, Montgomery Co., Ind. 

Children of George Alexander Pence and Alpha R. (Crane) : 

Ina Gladys Pence, b. Jan. 2, 1893, Vermillion Co., 111. 
Charles Wilbur Pence, b. July 16, 1894, Vermillion Co., 111. 
RosLYN Claud Pence, b. Oct. 8, 1904, Montgomery Co., Ind. 

Ina Gladys Pence' (George Alexander Pence* (Gabriel Pence", George 
Pence", John Pence'), b. Jan. 2, 1893, Vermillion Co., 111.; high school 
education; m. John R. Alexander on May 25, 1909, at Frankfort, Ind. 
Present address Hillsboro, Ind. 

Albert R. Pence' (Gabriel Pence', George Pence', John Pence'), b. 
Sept. 26, 1873, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 10, 1895, at Williamsport, Ind., 
Ziller Cronkhite. She died Feb. 15, 1910. Mechanical engineer; Repub- 
lican. Present address Pence, Ind. There is one child: 

Otto Levi Pence, b. Nov. 8, 1896, Warren Co., Ind. 

Abner Vv'illiam Pence* (Gabriel Pence', George Pence', John Pence'), 
b. May 17, 1881, near Hoopeston, 111.; m. Dec. 26, 1901, at Henryville, 
Tenn., Miss Ava R. Kidcl. Was assistant postmaster; Republican. He was 
brought up under the influence of the Church of Christ, and although a 
good, conscientious man, at the time of his death had not become a member. 
He died Sept. 3, 1905, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and was buried there. 
Widow since married Virgil B. Orr. They reside at Oklahoma City, Okla. 
There is one child: 

Margaret Louise Pence, b. Jan. 12, 1905, at Summertown, Tenn. 

Mary Eliza Pence' (George Pence^ John Pence'), b. Dec. 27, 1847, 
Warren Co., Ind.; m. Dec. 13, 1868, Warren Co., Ind., Robert S. Mehaffey; 
she died July 30, 1884, in Laurence Co., Tenn. 

Children of Mary Eliza (Pence) and Robert S. Mehaffey: 

Harry N. Mehaffey, b. Feb. 25, 1873, Vermillion Co., 111. 

Essie L. Mehaffey^ b. June 24, 1875, Warren Co., Ind. 

Martha Anna Mehaffey, b. Sept. 19, 1877, Vermillion Co., 111. 

Edward A. Mehaffey, b. Mch. 12, 1881, Vermillion Co., 111.; d. 

Aug. 9, 1881. 

William Lee Mehaffey^ b. July 11, 1883, Laurence Co., Tenn. 

Harry N. Mehaffey* (Mary Eliza Pence (Mehaffey)', George Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Feb. 25, 1873, Vermillion Co., 111.; m. Sept. 21, 1898, 
Cherokee Co., Kan., Miss Julia Briggs. Engineer; Christian Church; Re- 
publican. Present address Columbus, Kan. 



60 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Children of Harry N, Mehaffey and Julia (Briggs) : 

Harold Robert Mehaffey, b. Apr. 24, 1903, Columbus, Kan. 
Lelia Marguerite Mehaffey, b. July 13, 1905, Columbus, Kan. 

Essie Leona Mehaffey' (Mary Eliza Pence (Mehaffey)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. June 24, 1875, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Jan. 28, 
1894, Columbus, Kan., William H. Tanquary. Christian Church; Republi- 
can. Present address, Columbus, Kan. There is one child: 

Floyed H. Tanquary, b. July 12, 1908, Columbus, Kan.; d. Dec. 
15, 1900. 

Martha Anna Mehaffey* (Mary Eliza Pence (Mehaffey)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 19, 1877, Vermillion Co., 111.; high school 
education; m. May 21, 1898, Carthage, Mo., U. S. Masters. Christian 
Church. Present address Denison, Iowa. 

Children of Martha Anna (Mehaffey) and U. S. Masters: 

Ruth Masters, b. Mch. 2, 1900, Angola, Kan. 
Walter Masters, b. Sept. 24, 1905, Angola, Kan. 
Hazel W. Masters, b. Jan. 8, 1907, Angola, Kan. 
Willie E. Masters, b. Mch. 27, 1910, Denison, Iowa. 

William Lee Mehaffey' (Mary Eliza Pence (Mehaffey)', George 
Pence', John Pence'), b. July 11, 1883 Nashville, Tenn.; m. Sept. 28, 1907, 
Columbus, Kan., Miss Minnie Tanquary. Engineer; Methodist. Present 
address Columbus, Kan. There is one child: 

Robert Franklin Mehaffey, b. Aug. 8, 1910, Colum.bus, Cherokee 
Co., Kan. 

George Lincoln Pence' (George Pence' John Pence'), b. Mch. 18, 
1869, Warren Co., Ind.; m. Aug. 12, 1891, Warren Co., Ind., Mattie M. 
Flesher. The author and his wife had a brief but happy visit here in May, 

1911. He has a very attractive farm home. Presbyterian; Republican; 
Farmer. Present address West Lebanon, Warren Co., Ind. 

Children of George Lincoln Pence and Mattie M. (Flesher), all bom 
in Warren Co., Ind.: 

Mabel Pence, b. Oct. 17, 1892. 

Infant Daughter, b. Apr. 29, 1896; d. May 6, 1896. 

Leo Pence, b. Oct. 5, 1901. 

Infant Son, b. June 12, 1906; d. July 12, 1906. 

Mabel Pence* (George Lincoln Pence', George Pence^ John Pence'), 
b. Oct. 17, 1892, Warren Co., Ind.; high school education; m. Aug. 11, 

1912, at residence of parents near West Lebanon, Ind., George Estele 
DeBord. Present address West Lebanon, Ind. 




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Gabriel Pence* (John Pence'), b. Apr. 27, 1806, Champaign Co., 
Ohio; m. Aug. 9, 1827, Bartholomew Co., Ind., Nancy McConel. Moved 
to Henderson Co., 111., about 1835. From there he moved to Jackson Co., 
Iowa, about 1839. From Jackson Co., Iowa, he moved to Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa, in 1857. He was a farmer all his life. Part of his children were bom 
in Indiana, two in Illinois and the remainder in Jackson Co., lovv'a. His 
last child was born in 1850, and at the time he moved to Cerro Gordo Co. 
all his children had been born and he wished to keep them all in his vicinity. 
He purchased several hundred acres of land and had the satisfaction of see- 
ing his children and grandchildren, down to the fourth generation, settle 
and grow up about him before he died. He died Feb. 7, 1880, and his wife 
followed him Oct. 11, 1882. At tlie time of his death he had more than 
fifty descendants. At the present date, A. D. 1911, living and dead, there 
are probably six times this number. He was a man of sterling character 
and bore the character of an old-fashioned Christian gentleman. He is buried 
in what is known as Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa. 

Children of Gabriel Pence and Nancy (McConel) : 

John Pence, b. May 7, 1828, Bartholomew Co., Ind. 

Elizabeth Pence, b. Oct. 10, 1830, Bartholomew Co., Ind.; d. Oct. 
4, 1883. 

George Pence, b. Oct. 14, 1832, Bartholomew Co., Ind.; d. Mch. 
19, 1896. 

Aj.len Wallace Pence, b. Apr. 11, 1835, Henderson Co., 111.; d. 
Jan. 4, 1900. 

Rachel Ann Pence, b. July 21, 1837, Henderson Co., 111.; d. Sept. 
8, 1855. 

Hannah Pence, b. Nov. 11, 1839, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Eliza Jane Pence, b. Jan. 14, 1842, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Mary Ett Pence, b. Oct. 4, 1844, Jackson Co., Iowa; d. Apr. 
22, 1872. 

Lydia C. Pence, b. Dec. 23, 1846, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Gabriel J. Pence, b. Mch. 8, 1850; d. Aug. 11, 1855. 

John Pence' (Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. May 7, 1828, in Bar- 
tholomew Co., Ind.; m. June 19, 1849, Louisiana Lock, in Jackson Co., 
Iowa. When about seven years old moved with his parents to Henderson 
Co., 111., and when about thirteen years of age to Jackson Co., Iowa. Here 
he grew to manhood and married, and in the spring of 1857, when about 
29 years old, he and his family moved to Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, where they 
have since resided. He has always been a farmer and a large land owner. 
About five years ago his wife died and since then he has been in poor health 
and his eyesight has almost failed. At present he is living with his daughter, 



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Mrs. Taylor. He is the father of eleven children, nearly all of whom have 
grown to maturity and have families, the record of which will be found 
in its appro]:)riate place in this Ijook. He is a conscientious, Christian gen- 
tleman, now almost 84 years old, being the oldest son of Gabriel Pence. 

Children of John Pence and Louisiana (Lock) : 

Levinnie E. Pence, b. Aug. 6, 1850, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Nancy Pence, b. July 28, 1852, Jackson Co., Iowa; d. Oct. 26, 
1895. 

Sarah Jane Pence, b. Mch. 20, 1855, Jones Co., Iowa. 

Charlotte Emeline Pence, b. Mch. 8, 1857, Jones Co., Iowa. 

Gabriel Pence, b. Nov. 19, 1858, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. 
Oct. 16, 1862. 

Elizabeth E. Pence, b. Apr. 13, 1862, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Ella E. Pence, b. Jan. 8, 1864, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. Dec. 4, 
1893. 

Arthur C. Pence, b. Aug. 17, 1865, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. 
May 27, 1896. 

Rachel Ann Pence, b. Apr. 16, 1869, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

John Myrten Pence, b. Apr. 25, 1871, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Lawrence W. Pence, b. Aug. 22, 1874, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Levinnie E. Pence' (John Pence^ Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), b. 
Aug. 6, 1850, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Sept. 26, 1868, in Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa, John Henry Umbarger. Lived in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, till about 
1886, then in Nebraska and Missouri; later moved to Kansas. Married 
D. C. McLean at Columbus, Ohio, on May 17, 1911, now resides at Sand 
Springs, Okla. 

Children of Levinnie E. (Pence) and John Henry Umbarger: 

Mary Louisiana Umbarger, b. Nov. 15, 1869, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Millie Victoria Umbarger, b. Oct. 16, 1871, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa, 

Florence Emerine Umbarger, b. Oct. 13, 1873, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Alice A. Umbarger, b. Jan. 31, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Stephen Findley Umbarger, b. Dec. 4, 1878, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 




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Francis Merrian Umearger, b. May 17, 1881, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Arthur Umbarger, b. Mch. 9, 1885, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. 
Aug. 27, 1892. 

Prudence Umbarger, b. July 30, 1886, — Co., Neb.; d. Apr. 1, 
1887. 

John Murril Umbarger, b. May 8, 1887, Douglas Co., Mo. 

Mary Louisiana Umbarger° (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)', John 
Pence^ Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. Nov. 15, 1869, Lincoln Tp., Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Sept. 9, 1891, Tyro, Kan., John C. Hoagland. High 
school education; taught schol for some years in Keya, Paha Co., Neb. Her 
husband in grocery business. Present address Ft. Dodge, Iowa. 

Children of Mary Louisiana (Umbarger) and John C. Hoagland: 

Gladys Hoagland, b. Apr. 13, 1894, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. 
Helen Hoagland, b. Oct. 10, 1895, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. 
Mildred Hoagland, b. May 22, 1900, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. 

Millie Victoria Umbarger' (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)', John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 16, 1871, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; m. June 5, 1889, Douglas Co., Mo., Oscar Huntley Morehouse. 
Present address Neosho, Mo. 

Children of Millie Victoria (Umbarger) and Oscar Huntly Morehouse: 
George Bartley Morehouse, b. Feb. 7, 1881, Douglas Co., Mo. 
Harry Thrapp Morehouse, b. Oct. 10, 1892, Springfield, Mo. 
Millie Lenore Morehouse, b. Aug. 1, 1894, Lockv/ood, Mo. 
David Wakeman Morehouse, b. Jan. 7, 1898, Lockwood, Mo. 

Cynthia Kate Morehouse, b. Dec. 12, 1900, Neosho, Mo.; d. 
June 20, 1901. 

Florence Emerine Umbarger' (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)*, 
John Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 13, 1873, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa; m. Apr. 24, 1892, Tyro, Kan., Grayson Thomas Orr. Farming. 
Present address Jefferson, Kan. 

Children of Florence Emerine (Umbarger) and Grayson Thomas Orr: 
Ethel Prudence Orr, b. Mch. 22, 1893, Mulvane, Kan. 
Blanche Alda Orr, b. Jan. 28, 1895, Tyro, Kan. 



64 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Everett Bean Orr, b. Oct. 24, 1896, near Wayside, Kan. 
Grayson Henry Orr, b. Feb. 12, 1901, near Bolton, Kan. 
Alice Alpha Orr, b. May 9, 1902, near Bolton, Kan. 
Elta May Orr, b. Feb. 28, 1910, near Bolton, Kan. 

Alice A. Umbarger' (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan. 31, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. 
Apr. 2, 1899, Tyro, Kan., D. A. Dabney. Present address Independence, 
Kan. 

Stephen Fendley Umbarger' (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence ), b. Dec. 4, 1878, in Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; m. Jan. 25, 1899, Tyro, Kan., Florence E. Bull. Plumbing con- 
tractor and builder; Christian Church; Republican. Present address Den- 
ver, Colo. 

Children of Stephen Findley Umbarger and Florence E. (Bull) : 

Floyd Francis Umbarger, b. May 24, 1901, Montgomer>- Co., 
Kan. 

Ralph Edg.a.r Umbarger, b. Feb. 15, 1903, Montgomery Co., Kan.; 
d. Aug. 15, 1903. 

Chester Winford Umbarger, b. Aug. 31, 1906, Montgomery Co., 
Kan. 

Viola Pansy Umbarger, b. Dec. 6, 1909, Montgomery Co., Kan. 

Francis Merrian Umbarger' (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 17, 1881, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa.; m. Apr. 18, 1906, Nez Perces Co., Idaho, Lydia Cristina Barber. 
Moving picture show. Present address. Tyro, Montgomery Co., Kan. 
There is one child : 

Floyd Ralph Umbarger, b. Dec. 3, 1907, Nez Perces Co., Idaho. 

John Murril Umbarger" (Levinnie E. Pence (Umbarger)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 8. 1887, Douglas Co., Mo.; 
m. June 27, 1910, Independence, Kan., Bernice Martha Amick. Car- 
penter. Present address, Tyro, Montgomery Co., Kan. 

Nancy Pence' (John Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. July 
28, 1852, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Mch. 2, 1876, Fertile, Iowa, Charles A. 
Booth; d. Oct. 26, 1895. .A.t time of her death she was visiting her father, 
was taken sick and died and is buried in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 65 

Children of Nancy (Pence) and Charles A. Booth: 

John Gabriel Booth, b. Jan. 27, 1877, Fertile, Iowa. 
Arthur Leroy Booth, b. Nov. 12, 1882, Fertile, Iowa. 

John Gabriel Booth' (Nancy Pence (Booth)*, John Pence\ Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan.' 27, 1877, at Fertile, Iowa. High school edu- 
cation; farmer; Republican. Present address Enterprise, Neb.; m. June 15, 
1904, Waco, Neb., Anna Ewing. 

Children of John Gabriel Booth and Anna (Ewing) : 
Beryl Mae Booth, b. Mch. 29, 1905, Springview, Neb. 
Clarence Booth, b. Sept. 13, 1906, Springview, Neb. 

Sarah Jane Pence' (John Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. 
Mch. 20, 1855, Jones Co., Iowa; m. Sept. 14, 1873, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, 
Francis W. La Vanway. Present address Fertile, Iowa. . 

Children of Sarah Jane (Pence) and Francis W. La Vanway: 

Lavinia M. La Vanway, b. Nov. 19, 1874, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Edith L. La Vanvv^ay, b. Jan. 19, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Merton Joseph La Vanway, b. Mch. 7, 1879, Moody Co., S. D. 
Francis Maude La Vanway, b. Aug. 14, 1883, Moody Co., S. D. 
Laura Evelyn La Vanway, b. Nov. 23, 1887, Keya Paha Co., Neb. 
Thuey Pence La Vanway, h. Dec. 11, 1898, Cerro Gordo Co., la. 

Lavinia M. La Vanway' (Sarah Jane Pence (La Vanway)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Nov. 19, 1874, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; m. June 14, 1902, Winnebago Co., Iowa., Nels L. Jensen. Farming. 
Present address Kensett, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Children of Lavinia M. (La Vanway) and Nels L. Jensen: 

Francis Clair Jensen, b. Dec. 3, 1904, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Glen L. Jensen, b. Sept. 3, 1906, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Floyd L. Jensen, b. June 28, 1908, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Edith L. La Vanway' (Sarah Jane Pence (La Vanway)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan. 19, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
m. Dec. 2, 1902, at Chicago, 111., M. Ross John. Farming. Present ad- 
dress Kalispell, Mont. 



66 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendayits 

Children of Edith L. (La Vanway) and M. Ross John. 
Jessie R. John, b. June 2, 1906, at Corsica, S. D. 
Lee Dale John, b. June 25, 1911, at Kalespell, Mont. 

Merton Joseph La Vanway' (Sarah Jane Pence (La Vanway)', 
John Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 7, 1879, Moody Co., 
S. D. Education grammer school and electrical engineer; m. June 5, 
1910, at Stigler, Okla., to Clara Jones. Present occupation electrician. 
For eight years, beginning Jan. 28, 1901, he was in the U. S. naval service 
as an electrician; was in the jewelry business at Stigler, Okla., from Sept. 
1, 1909, to Jan. 1, 1911. Present address Stigler, Okla. 

Frances Maude La Vanway" (Sarah Jane Pence (La Vanway)*, 
John Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Aug. 14, 1883, Moody Co., 
S. D.; m. Mch. 1, 1905, near Fertile, Iowa, Charles Burdette Scott. Pres- 
ent address, Mason City, Iowa. 

Children of Frances Maude (La Vanway) and Charles Burdette 
Scott : 

Louis Clark Scott, b. Feb. 9, 1906, Fertile, Iowa. 

Francis Burdette Scott, b. Sept. 6, 1908, Mason City, Iowa. 

Laura Evelyn La Vanway' (Sarah Jane Pence (La Vanway)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Nov. 23, 1887, Keya Paha Co., 
Neb., near Springview; high school education; m. July 10, 1909, at Stigler, 
Okla., Ellsworth L. Greene. Husband is a bookkeeper. Present address 
Kila, Mont. To this pair one child was born : 

Theo. Evelyn Greene, b. May 21, 1910, Kalispell, Mont; d. 
at Kila, Mont., Aug. 18, 1910. 

Charlotte Emeline Pence* (John Pence', Gabriel Pence', John 
Pence'), b. Mch. 8, 1857, Jones Co., Iowa; m. Mch. 4, 1876, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa, John Smith Yokom. Her husband has been mostly engaged 
in farming. Lived in northern Minnesota from 1879 until 1884, when 
they moved to Nebraska. In 1888 they moved back to Iowa. Her father, 
John Pence, has been making his home with her for the past three or four 
years. Present address Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Children of Charlotte Emeline (Pence) and John Smith Yokom: 
Laura Llewella Yokom, b. Dec. 11, 1876, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Elizabeth Yokom, b. Oct. 1, 1878, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
John William Yokom, b. Mch. 19, 1880, Pine City, Minn. 
Jessie Mable Yokom, b. Feb. 25, 1882, Pine City, Minn. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 67 

Arthur Aden Yokom, b. Mch. 23, 1884, Pine City, Minn. 
Edna Myrtle Yokom, b. Oct. 8, 1887, Keya Paha Co., Neb. 
OiLA Vilora Yokom, b. Mch. 10, 1890, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Ruby May Olive Yokom, b. Aug. 3, 1892, Kossuth Co., Iowa. 
Daisy Fay Yokom, b. Jan. 27, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Charlotte Ada Yokom, b. Apr. 18, 1900, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Laura Llewella Yokom' (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Dec. 11, 1876, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; m. Dec. 28, 1896, Mason City, Iowa, Conrad Carl Wallbaum. Hus- 
band is fireman at the local brick plant. Present address Mason City, 
Iowa. They have no children of their own, but have two adopted children 
as follows: 

Ernest Elmer Wallbaum, b. Apr. 22, 1901, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Elsie Flora Wallbaum, b. Oct. 26, 1903, at Zumbrota, Minn. 

Elizabeth Yokom' (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence), b. Oct. 1, 1878, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
ra. Jan. 4, 1899, at Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa, Winfield Holmes. Present 
address, Wrenshall, Carlton Co., Minn. 

Children of Elizabeth (Yokom) and Winfield Holmes: 
Lawrence Holmes, b. Nov. 12, 1899. 
Hugh A. Holmes, b. Mch. 22, 1901. 
Lytle Holmes, b. Nov. 28, 1904. 
Rosco Arthur Holmes, b. Aug. — , 1909. 

John William Yokom° (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 19, 1880, Pine City, Minn.; 
m. 1908; lived in Sioux City, Iowa, Mason City, Iowa, and various places, 
being a barber by trade. No children. 

Jessie Mable Yokom" (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Kokom)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Feb. 25, 1882, Pine City, Minn.; 
m. Nov. 24, 1910, Blue Earth City, Minn., Cornelius McCoy Holdren. 
Husband is deputy sheriff. They have no children, but Mr. Holden has a 
daughter, now a small child, by a former marriage. Mrs. Holdren is mak- 
ing a specialty of fine poultry. Present address Mason City, Iowa. 

Arthur Aden Yokom" (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 23, 1884, Pine City, Minn.; 



68 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

m. Aug. 18, 1906, Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa, Ina Mitchell. Workin;^ in 
packing house, Spokane, Wash. 

Children of Arthur Aden Yokom and Ina (Mitchell) : 
Alice Iol.a. Yokom, b. Apr. 8, 1907, Spokane, Wash. 
Frank Leon Yokom, b. July 1, 1910, Spokane, Wash. 

Edna Myrtle Yokom' (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence), b. Oct. 8, 1887, Keya Paha Co.. 
Neb.; high school education; m. Mch. 6, 1907, Mason City, Iowa, Tod J. 
Winter. Husband employe of the Northwestern States Cement Co. Pres- 
ent address Mason City, Iowa. 

OiLA ViLORA Yokom' (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 10, 1890, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; high school education; m. Apr. 24, 1907, Mason City, Iowa, William 
James Thompson. Present address Mason City, Iowa. 

Children of Oila Vilora (Yokom) and William James Thompson: 
Thomas Jesse Thompson, b. Jan. 18, 1908, Fertile, Iowa. 
John Leroy Thompson, b. Apr. 30, 1909, Fertile, Iowa. 
Violet Eleanor Thompson, b. Jan. 19, 1911, Mason City, Iowa. 

Ruby May Olive Yokom' (Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom)*, John 
Pence", Gabriel Pence", John Pence"), b. Aug. 3, 1892, Kossuth Co., Iowa; 
m. Dec. 4, 1909, Mason City, Iowa, Harry Lee Humiston. Present address 
Mason City, Iowa. They have one child (a namesake of the author) : 

Harold Kingsley Humiston, b. Apr. 10, 1911, at Fertile, Worth 
Co., Iowa. 

Elizabeth E. Pence' (John Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Apr. 13, 1862, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Mch. 2, 1876, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa, Herman J. Taylor. Present address Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Children of Elizabeth E. (Pence) and Herman J. Taylor: 

Grace M. Taylor, b. June 28, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Esther A. T.-vylor, b. Aug. 20, 1879, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Frances H. Taylor, b. May 30, 1882, Pine City, Minn.; d. June 
20, 1882. 

Minnie L. Taylor, b. May 18, 1885, Keya Paha Co., Neb. 

Nettie Beatrice Taylor, b. Feb. 2, 1887, Keya Paha Co., Neb. 

Rachel S. Taylor, b. Mch. 18, 1889, Douglas Co., Mo. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 69 

Grace Mary Taylor" (Elizabeth E. Pence (Taylor)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), b. June 28, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
high school education; Catholic; m. May 18, 1895, Cherryvale, Kan., John 
Thomas O'Leary. Present address, Cherryvale, Kan. 

Children of Grace Mary (Taylor) and John Thomas O'Leary: 

John Michael O'Leary, b. Oct. 27, 1898, Cherryvale, Kan. 
William Joseph O'Leary, b. Jan. 7, 1901, Cherryvale, Kan. 
Grace Mary O'Leary, b. Apr. 12, 1904, Cherryvale, Kan. 
James Timothy O'Leary, b. June 28, 1906, Cherryvale, Kan. 

Esther A. Taylor' (Elizabeth E. Pence (Taylor)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence^, John Pence'), b. Aug. 20, 1879, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
m. June 22, 1904, Harry Gowdy. He died Sept. 2, 1904, in Chicago, and 
is buried there. 

Minnie L. Taylor' (Elizabeth E. Pence (Taylor)*, John Pence", 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 18, 1885, Keya Paha Co., Neb.; 
high school education; m. Dec. 22, 1907, Cherryvale, Kan., Omar M. Taylor. 
Husband engine foreman. Present address, Coffeyville, Kan. There is 
one child: 

Gwendolyn Ellen Taylor, b. June 20, 1910, Coffeyville, Kan. 

Nettie Beatrice Taylor' (Elizabeth E. Pence (Taylor)*, John 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Feb. 2, 1887, Keya Paha Co., Neb.; 
high school education; m. June 28, 1904, Cherryvale, Kan., John Wesley 
Mountain. Present address Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Rachel S. Taylor' (Elizabeth E. Pence (Taylor)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 18, 1889, Wright Co., Mo.; high 
school education; m. June 28, 1908, Cherryvale, Kan., Frank F. Maxwell; 
m. second, Lee Burdette Curtis, at Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 31, 1912. 
Present address Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Ella E. Pence* (John Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. Jan. 
8, 1864, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 1, 1879, Pence Grove, Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa, Lemuel S. Umbarger. United Brethern Church. She 
died Dec. 4, 1893, at Mulvane, Kan., and is buried there. 

Children of Ella E. (Pence) and Lemuel S. Umbarger, all born in 
Worth Co., Iowa, except Loyd E., who was born in Keya Paha Co., Neb. 

Clarence Harlow Umbarger, b. June 4, 1880. 

Lawrence Melvin Umbarger, b. Nov. — , 1882; d. Nov. — , 1882. 

Lena Charlotte Umbarger, b. Oct. 10, 1883. 



70 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Lloyd Everett Umbarger, b. Jan. 18, 1887. 

Lena Charlotte Umbarger" (Ella E. Pence (Umbarger)*, John 
Pence", Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 10, 1884, near Fertile, Iowa. 
Her mother dying in her childhood, she was raised by her grandfather, John 
Pence's family and lived some time with her aunt, Rachel John; m. Sept. 
18, 1899, Grundy Co., Mo., Charlie Anderson. Farming and stock raising. 
Present address West Plains, Mo. 

Children of Lena Charlotte (Umbarger) and Charlie Anderson: 
Paul Leroy Anderson, b. June 16, 1900, St. Joseph, Mo. 
Infant Daughter, b. Jan. 15, 1903, Trenton, Mo.; d. day of birth. 
Francis Winter Anderson, b. Apr. 13, 1904, Utica, Neb. 
Ethel Grace Anderson, b. June 6, 1907, Wichita, Kan. 
Robert Edward Anderson, b. Dec. 31, 1910, Waldron, Kan. 

Lloyd Everett Umbarger' (Ella E. Pence (Umbarger)*, John Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan. 18, 1887, in Keya Paha Co., Neb.; 
m. July 18, 1908, El Dorado, Kan., Ethel Zelda Parker. Iron moulder at 
Waterloo, Iowa. They have one child: 

M. Charles Umbarger, b. Apr. 22, 1909, Wichita, Kan, 

Arthur C. Pence* (John Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. 
Aug. 17, 1865, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Oct. 13, 1887, at Alden, Iowa, to 
Cynthia Mickle. He died at Fertile, Iowa, at the age of 29, leaving a 
widow and three daughters. 



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Children of Arthur C. Pence and Cynthia (Mickle) : 

Mildred Frances Pence, b. Oct. 23, 1888, Worth Co., Iowa. 
Georgia Pence, b. Dec. 19, 1890, Franklin Co., Iowa. 
Laura Mae Pence, b. July 1, 1894, Franklin Co., Iowa. 

Mildred Frances Pence" (Arthur Pence*, John Pence', Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 23, 1888, Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa; high 
school education; m. Aug. 17, 1910, Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Joseph Ray- 
mond Albright. Presbyterian. Her husband is a practising physician. They 
live at Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Rachel Ann Pence* (John Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Apr. 16, 1869, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Sept. 27, 1888, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa, Mark M. John. Conducted a furnished apartment house. Long 
Beach, Cal., for about two years. She still resides there. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 71 

Children of Rachel Ann (Pence) and Mark M. John: 

Harry D. John, b. Nov. 20, 1889, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. 
May 16, 1890. 

Myrtle G. John, b. Apr. 19, 1893, Mason City, Iowa. 

John Myrten Pence* (John Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), 
b. Apr. 25, 1871, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Mch. 25, 1894, Mason City, 
Iowa, Emma McDowell. Christian Church; Republican; working at car- 
penter trade at Long Beach, Cal. 

Children of John Myrten Pence and Emma (McDowell) : 

Chester Arthur Pence, b. Dec. 20, 1894, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Clifford McKinley Pence, b. Jan. 29, 1897, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Inez Louismna Pence, b. Nov. 14, 1898, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Thelma Margaret Pence, b. July 11, 1903, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Blanche Elizabeth Pence, b. Mch. 7, 1910, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Lavv^rence W. Pence* (John Pence', Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), 
b. Aug. 22, 1874, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; college education; educated as a 
physician at the State University of Iowa, receiving degree of M. D.; now 
in practice at Laurel, Iowa; m. Sept. 26, 1899, Miss Josephine Pierce. 
She died Sept. 26, 1904, and is buried at Gilman, Iowa. 

Children of Lawrence W. Pence and Josephine (Pierce) : 
Lawrence Waldo Pence, b. Mch. 14, 1902, Laurel, Iowa. 

Married again June 11, 1905, Galesburg, 111., Harriette Pierce. Prot- 
estant; Progressive Republican. 

Children of Lawrence W. Pence and Harriette (Pierce) : 

Lois Grace Pence, b. Mch. 12, 1908, Gilman, Iowa; d. Mch. 
14, 1908. 

Halley Eloine Pence, b. May 2, 1909. 

Elizabeth Pence' (Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. Oct. 10, 1830, 
at Bartholomew Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 27, 1849, Jackson Co., Iowa, Richard 
Osborne. By this marriage she had 6 children, shown in the record below. 
Her second marriage was on Dec. 31, 1872, at Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, 



72 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

George Goodell. There were no children by this second marriage. She 
died Oct. 4, 1883, in Burdette Co., Wis., and is buried in Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa. > 

Children of Elizabeth (Pence) and Richard Osborne: 

James C. Osborne, b. July 10, 1850, Jackson Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 
25, 1872. 

George P. Osborne, b. July 3, 1852, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

John W. Osborne, b. Aug. 18, 1854, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Fenton Osborne, b. Feb. 21, 1856, Jackson Co., Iowa; d. May 

13, 1857. 

Richard Osborne. Jr., b. Apr. 13, 1858, |ack.son Co., Iowa; d. 
Apr. 26, 1859. 

Emma Osborne, b. Aug. 2, 1860, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 

14, 1861. 

George Pierce Osborne' (Elizabeth Pence (Osborne)', Gabriel 
Pence", John Pence'), b. July 3, 1852, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. July 3, 1873. 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Ann E. Booth. Protestant; Republican; farmer. 
Present address Hanlontown, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Children of George Pierce Osborne and Ann E. (Booth) : 

Clara E. Osborne, b. Mch. 27, 1874, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Ada G. Osborne, b. May 14, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Claudius F. Osborjste, b. Mch. 15, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Dora Maud Osborne, b. Mch. 31, 1880, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Iona Pearl Osborne, b. Feb. 12, 1884, San Diego, Cal. 
George Willis Osborne, b. Jan. 17, 1886, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Hazelle Ann Osborne, b. Jan. 18, 1890, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Clara Etta Osborne' (George Pierce Osborne*, Elizabeth Pence 
(Osborne)", Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 27, 1874, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa; high school education; m. Sept. 1, 1897, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, 
E. H. Prescott. Methodist Church. Present address South Pasadena, Cal. 

Children of Clara Etta (Osborne) and E. H. Prescott: 

Vera Iona Prescott, b. Aug. 11, 1898, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Lela Grace Prescott, b. Apr. — , 1900, Worth Co., Iowa. 
Doris Emely Prescott, b. Apr. 5, 1902, Worth Co., Iowa. 
Claire Eugene Prescott, b. Sept. 12, 1910, South Pasadena, Cal. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 73 

Ada Grace Osborne" (George Pierce Osborne*, Elizabeth Pence (Os- 
borne)', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 14, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; high school education; United Brethern Church; m. Sept. 10, 1901, 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, W. S. Weller. Present address Elmhurst, 111. 

Children of Ada Grace (Osborne) and W. S. Weller: 

George Sterling Weller, b. Aug. 27, 1902, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Bertram Osborne Weller, b. Apr. 26, 1904, Elmhurst, 111. 

Margrette Ann Weller, b. Dec. 26, 1907, Elmhurst, 111.; d. 
Jan. 4, 1908. 

William Stanley Weller, b. May 5, 1909, Elmhurst, 111. 

Claudius Fenton Osborne' (George Pierce Osborne*, Elizabeth Pence 
(Osborne)', Gabriel Pence', John Pence), b. Mch. 15, 1877, at Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa; degree M. D., Physicians and Surgeons College, Chicago; 
m. Oct. 2, 1899, Worth Co., Iowa, Catherine Lang. Practicing medicine at 
Hampton, Iowa. Votes Republican ticket. They have one child : 

Gail Marce Osborne, b. June 9, 1904, Butler Co., Iowa. 

Dora IMaud Osborne' (George Pierce Osborne*, Elizabeth Pence (Os- 
borne)', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 31, 1880, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; m. June 6, 1906, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Perry Norton Leach. 
United Brethren Church. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Maud Dora (Osborne) and Perry Norton Leach: 

Claudie Leach, b. May 9, 1907, Rice Lake, Wis.; d. June 4, 1907. 
LuRGis Norton Leach, b. Apr. 29, 1908, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Everett Eugene Leach, b. June 15, 1909, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Evelyn May Leach, b. June 15, 1909, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Osborne Oliver Leach, b. Aug. 13, 1910, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Iona Pearl Osborne" (George Pierce Osborne*, Elizabeth Pence (Os- 
borne)', Gabriel Pence', John Pence ), b. Feb. 12, 1884, San Diego Cal.; 
m. May 14, 1903, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Loran Conklin. United Brethren 
Church. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Iona Pearl (Osborne) and Loran Conklin: 

Genevieve Maude Conklin, b. Aug. 12, 1904, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 



74 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Jeanette Pearl Conklin, b. Apr. 2, 1906, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

RoscoE LoRAN Conklin, b. Sept. 11, 1907, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

George Willis Osborne" (George Pierce Osborne*, Elizabeth Pence 
(Osborne)', Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), b. Jan. 17, 1886, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa; m. Oct. 13, 1903, Whitewater, Wis., Daisie Whitney. Re- 
publican; automobile business. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of George Willis Osborne and Daisie (Whitney) : 

Virgil Willis Osborne, b. Sept. 23, 1904, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Daisie Anona Osborne, b. Apr. 27, 1907, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

John Willis Osborne' (Elizabeth Pence (Osborne)', Gabriel Pence^ 
John Pence"), b. Aug. 18, 1854, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Aug. 20, 1889, 
Lyon Co., Iowa, Mary E. Sprinkle. Farmer. Present address, Hanlon- 
town, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Children of John Willis Osborne and Mary E. (Sprinkle) : 

JiMMiE Osborne, b. Feb. 2, 1891, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 
20, 1897. 

John Max Osborne, b. Oct. 21, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Aaron Miles Osborne, b. Nov. 20, 1904, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

George Pence' (Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 14, 1832, Bar- 
tholomew Co., Ind.; m. Aug. 20, 1857, Jones Co., Iowa, Susana Kegley. 
She died in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Nov. 9, 1879. In December, 1880, they 
had the misfortune to lose three of their children within one week from 
diphtheria. They are all buried in Pence Grove Cemetery, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa. The record of births and deaths of children set out below show 
several other deaths in the family. All these children are buried beside the 
parents in the cemetery mentioned above. Farmer; Methodist; Republican. 
He died Mch. 19, 1896, in Jefferson, Montgomery Co., Kan., the body be- 
ing taken back to the cemetery mentioned above in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, 
for burial. 

Children of George Pence and Susana (Kegley), all born in Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Nancy Catherine Pence, b. Aug. 27, 1858. 
Marion Kegley Pence, b. July 1, 1860; d. Feb. 1, 1864. 
Alley Luella Pence, b. May 20, 1863; d. Dec. 21, 1880. 
Clarie Minnie Pence, b. May 24, 1865; d. Dec. 14, 1880. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 75 

Laura Georgiana Pence, b. Apr. 5, 1868. 

Lenora Elizabeth Pence, b. Feb. 25, 1870; d. Apr. 5, 1884. 

Susan Mary Pence, b. Oct. 4, 1872. 

Charley Wiley Pence, b. Nov. 3, 1873; d. Dec. 23, 1880. 

Nancy Catherine Pence* (George Pence', Gabriel Pence*, John 
Pence'), b. Aug. 27, 1858, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 29, 1881, Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa, Dexter Aden Yokom. Live on a large ranch in the "John 
Day Valley," near Mt. Vernon, Grant Co., Ore. Engaged in farming and 
stock raising. 

Children of Nancy Catherine (Pence) and Dexter Aden Yokom: 
George Powell Yokom, b. Oct. 29, 1881, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Charles Leslie Yokom, b. May 7, 1884, Lyons Co., Iowa. 
Mary E. Yokom, b. May 5, 1887, Lyons Co., Iowa. 
A. C. Irl Yokom, b. Feb. 18, 1893, Montgomery Co., Kan. 

George Powell Yokom' (Nancy Catherine Pence (Yokom)*, George 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 29, 1881, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; high school education. Farming and real estate; Progressive Repub- 
lican; Methodist; m. Nov. 28, 1905, at Ritzville, Wash., Minnie Scheel. 
Present address Spokane, Wash. They have one child: 

Orval Dexter Yokom, b. Aug. 26, 1906. 

Charles Leslie Yokom" (Nancy Catherine Pence (Yokom)*, George 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 7, 1884, Lyons Co., Iowa; 
m. Dec. 29, 1910, at Spokane, Wash., Miss Hazel May Kenealy. Farm- 
ing and stock; Methodist; Republican. Present address Mt. Vernon, Grant 
Co., Ore. 

Mary E. Yokom" (Nancy Catherine Pence (Yokom)*, George Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 5, 1887, Rock Rapids, Lyons Co., 
Iowa; m. Jan. 29, 1905, in Washington state, Harry L. Bailey. Farming; 
Methodist; Republican. Present addreis Mt. Vernon, Ore. They have one 
child: 

Lola Irene Bailey, b. Nov. 23, 1910, Mead, Wash. 

Laura Georgiana Pence* (George Pence', Gabriel Pence', John 
Pence'), b. Apr. 5, 1868, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Nov. 8, 1888, Lyons 
Co., Iowa, J. B. Schrock. General merchandising; Church of Christ; Re- 
publican. Present address, Sprague, Wash. 



76 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Children of Laura Georgiana (Pence) and J. B. Schrock: 
Joseph C. Schrock, b. May 31, 1891, Tyro, Kan. 
Elmer P. Schrock, b. Aug. 6, 1893, Tyro, Kan.; d. Feb. 4, 1894. 
Nina Oren Schrock, b. Jan. 6, 1898, Tyro, Kan. 
Vera Viola Schrock, b. Jan. 21, 1902, Lind, Wash. 
Kathryn Schrock, b. Dec. 22, 1906, Spokane, Wash. 

Susan Mary Pence' (George Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), 
b. Oct. 4, 1872, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 11, 1893, Tyro, Kan., 
Samuel Gilbert Copeland. She was left motherless at 7 years and lived 
with her oldest sister for many years (Mrs. Nancy Catherine Pence Yokom). 
Farming. At present in the city of Spokane, Wash., for the purpose of edu- 
cating her children. Christian Church ; Republican. 

Children of Susan Mary (Pence) and Samuel Gilbert Copeland: 
Earl Hugh Copeland, b. Jan. 15, 1894, Montgomery Co., Kan. 
Lenora Lettie Copeland, b. Dec. 27, 1896, Montgomery Co., Kan. 
L. D. Abner Copland, b. Apr. 11, 1902, Adams Co., Wash. 

Allen Wallace Pence' (Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Apr. 11, 
1835, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Feb. 26, 1856, Jackson Co., Iowa, Caroline 
Cobb. Farmer; United Brethren; Republican; d. Clear Lake, Iowa, Jan, 
4, 1900. 

Children of Allen Wallace Pence and Caroline (Cobb), all bom in 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Mary Matilda Pence, b. July 24, 1858. 
John E. Pence, b. Aug. 10, 1860. 
Lincoln Gabriel Pence, b. Oct. 12, 1862. 
Phoebe Jane Pence, b. Sept. 15, 1864. 
Cora Frances Pence, b. Sept. 29, 1866. 
Carrie Agnes Pence, b. Sept. 19, 1875. 
Alice Nancy Pence, b. June 16, 1878. 
Wallace Sidney Pence, b. Mch. 4, 1880. 

Mary Matilda Pence* (Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), 
b. July 24, 1858, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. July 13, 1879, at Pence 
Grove, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, William Henry Hubbard. Present address 
Clear Lake, Iowa. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 77 

Children of Mary Matilda (Pence) and William Henry Hubbard, all 
born in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Allen F. Hubbard, b. May 2, 1880. 

LiBBiE Evenly Hubbard, b. Nov. 8, 1884. 

Burton Levern Hubbard, b. Mch. 13, 1^H6. 

Ruby Theodora Hubbard, b. Feb. 10, 1888; d. Aug. 8, 1890. 

Prudence Theodora Hubbard, b. Sept. 8, 1889. 

Allen F. Hubbard' (Mary Matilda Pence (Hubbard)', Allen W. 
Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. May 2, 1880, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; high school education; m. July 17, 1904, Hancock Co., Iowa, Mae C. 
Kirk wood. Was in the blacksmith business for two years, is now farming; 
Republican. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Allen F. Hubbard and Mae C. (Kirkwood), all born at 
Clear Lake, Iowa: 

Gaileon W. Hubbard, b. Oct. 17, 1904. 
Leland R. Hubbard, b. Aug. 4, 1906. 
Avis L. Hubbard, b. June 28, 1908. 
Francis M. Hubbard, b. Sept. 27, 1910. 

Libbie Evenly Hubbard' (Mary Matilda Pence (Hubbard)', Allen 
W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence"), b. Nov. 8, 1884, Clear Lake, Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa; m. in 1902, at Clear Lake, Iowa, Oscar Edwin Holmes. 
Present address Dallas, Polk Co., Ore. 

Children of Libbie Evenly (Hubbard) and Oscar Edwin Holmes: 

Forest Francis Holmes, b. June 8, 1904, Clear Lake, Iowa. 
Harold Edw^in Holmes, b. Jan. 1, 1908, Dallas, Ore. 

Burton Levern Hubbard' (Mary Matilda Pence (Hubbard)', Allen 
W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 1,3, 1886, Clear Lake, 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Feb. 12, 1907, Omaha, Neb., Sylvia Violet Lowe- 
Republican. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Burton Levern Hubbard and Sylvia Violet (Lowe) : 

Lucell Evelyn Hubbard, b. Apr. 1, 1909, Clear Lake, lov.a. 
Burton Leroy Hubbard, b. July 5, 1910, Takamah, Neb. 

John E. Pence' (Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. 
Aug. 10, 1860, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Nov. 24, 1881, 



78 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Mason City, Iowa, Bell Truesdell Taylor. Manager of grain elevator; 
Protestant belief; Republican. Present address Tekamah, Burt Co., Neb. 

Children of John E. Pence and Bell Truesdell (Taylor) : 

Erle D. Pence, b. Mch. 24, 1883, Mason City, Iowa; d. Nov. 2, 
1891. 

Gertrude Truesdell Pence, b. July 14, 1894, Tekamah, Neb. 

Lincoln Gabriel Pence' (Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John 
Pence'), b. Oct. 12, 1862, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high 
school education; m. Sept. 5, 1885, at Rock Rapids, Lyon Co., Iowa, Lillian 
Eliza Hall. In a dynamite explosion Dec. 28, 1901, he lost his eyesight; 
nevertheless, he is still engaged in business as a merchant in Mason Cit\', 
Iowa. 

Children of Lincoln Gabriel Pence and Lillian Eliza (Hall) : 

John G. Pence, b. Apr. 23, 1887, Lyon Co., Iowa; d. Apr. 18, 
1890. 

Jesse Gabriel Pence, b. June 6, 1891, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Carrie E. Pence, b. Sept. 11, 1893, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Mary W. Pence, b. July 29, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Bernice L. Pence, b. Jan. 4, 1897, Wadena Co., Minn. 

Lincoln G. Pence, Jr., b. May 29, 1902, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Mildred C. Pence, b. Oct. 1, 1908, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Jesse Gabriel Pence' (Lincoln Gabriel Pence*, Allen W. Pence', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. June 6, 1891, Mason City, Iowa; high 
school education; m. July 7, 1909, Muscoda, Wis., Miss Blanche Myrtle 
Thompson. Laborer. Present address Mason City, Iowa. They have one 
child: 

John Lincoln Pence, b. June 11, 1910, Mason City, Iowa. 

Carrie E. Pence' (Lincoln Gabriel Pence*; Allen W. Pence', Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 11, 1893, Mason City, Iowa; high school edu- 
cation; m. Nov. 21, 1910, Mason City, Iowa, John Edward Thompson. 
Present address Mason City, Iowa. 

Phoebe Jane Pence* (Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Sept. 15, 1864, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high school 
education. First marriage Jan. 15, 1885, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, to 
Edwin F. Dunn. He died Mch. 25, 1887, at Little Rock, Lyon Co., Iowa, 
and is buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa. Second marriage 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 79 

Mch. 21, 1890, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, William Watts. 
Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Phoebe Jane (Pence) and Edwin F. Dunn: 

Wilbur R. Dunn, b. Aug. 21, 1886, Lyon Co., Iowa; d. Mch. 
4, 1888. 

Children of Phoebe Jane (Pence) and William Watts: 

Baby Watts, b. Feb. 8, 1891, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; d. Feb. 26, 
1891. 

Venice M. Watts, b. Aug. 8, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Herbert Watts, b. Dec. 27, 1902, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Cora Frances Pence' (Allen W. Pence^ Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), 
b. Sept. 29, 1866, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Nov. 25, 1885, Lincoln Town- 
ship, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, George Mark Dempsey. Present address 
Spokane, Wash. 

Children of Cora Frances (Pence) and George Mark Dempsey: 

Phoebe Bell Dempsey, b. Apr. 20, 1887, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
d. Apr. 12, 1890. 

Cora Blanche Dempsey, b. June 12, 1889, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Dorothy Daphne Dempsey, b. Mch. 13, 1891, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Clarence Lavern Dempsey, b. Apr. 2, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

Levetta Edrass Dempsey, b. Dec. 31, 1903, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa. 

George Wallace Dempsey, b. Dec. 28, 1905, Lacombe, Alberta, 
Canada. 

Dorothy Daphney Dempsey" (Cora Francis Pence (Dempsey)*, 
Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Mch. 13, 1891, in Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa; m. on Feb. 10, 1912, at residence of bride's parents in 
Spokane, Wash., Mr. George E. Baker. Farming near Spokane, Wash. 

Carrie Agnes Pence* (Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Sept. 19, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high school education; m. Dec. 
23, 1894, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, John Harvey Weir. Present 
address Minneapolis, Minn. They have one child: 

Genevieve Weir, b. Aug. 17, 1899, Clear Lake, Iowa. 



80 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Alice Nancy Pence* (Allen W. Pence", Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), 
b. June 16, 1878, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high school educa- 
tion; m. Mch. 22, 1900, Mason City, Iowa, Orin S. Winter. Present ad- 
dress Philip, S. D. 

Wallace Sidney Pence' (Allen W. Pence', Gabriel Pence*, John 
Pence'), b. Mch. 4, 1880, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high school education; m. 
Sept. 30, 1902, Clear Lake, Iowa, Blanche Clute. Agent for Wells Fargo 
Express Co. at Rapid City, S. D. 

Hannah Pence'' (Gabriel Pence^ John Pence'), b. Nov. 11, 1839, 
Jackson Co., Iowa; m. July 5, 1860, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa, William Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes came from Roscoe, 111., and settled 
within 10 miles of Clear Lake in 1856, built a sawmill and a dam 
across Lime creek. In August, 1862, he enlisted for the Civil War in Com- 
pany B, 32nd Iowa Infantry, serving till the end of the war. He was 
honorably discharged. He was living in Worth Co., adjoining Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa, one year before Gabriel Pence, his wife's father, settled there. 
Gabriel Pence was the founder of the great Pence colony which still sur- 
vives by the hundred in this .section of the state. Present address. Fertile, 
Worth Co., Iowa. 

Children of Hannah (Pence) and William Rhodes: 

John Fenton Rhodes, b. Dec. 1, 1861, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Ella M. Rhodes, b. Sept. 17, 1866, Worth Co., Iowa; d. July 26, 
1895. 

Frank A. Rhodes, b. May 13, 1869, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Mary Ett Rhodes, b. May 27, 1871, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Clara Rhodes, b. Feb. 22, 1875, Worth Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 4, 1881. 

Laura Rhodes, b. Mch. 17, 1877, Worth Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 20, 
1878. 

Lydia Rhodes, b. Jan. 22, 1879, Worth Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 8, 1881. 

Grace Rhodes, b. Feb. 21, 1882, Worth Co., Iowa. 

John Fenton Rhodes' (Hannah Pence (Rhodes)', Gabriel Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Dec. 1, 1861, Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa; high school edu- 
cation; m. Dec. 12, 1883, Northwood, Worth Co., Iowa, Dora E. Kirk. 
Mr. Rhodes was the first white child born in Fertile Township. Was raised 
on a farm and about the sawmill and flouring mills of his father. At the 
age of 24 he took charge of the flouring mill until he was 33 years of age, 
when he took the position as cashier of the Fertile bank, which position he 
has held for the past 18 years. Members of Christian Church. 

Children of John Fenton Rhodes and Dora E. (Kirk) : 
Hilda Louise Rhodes, b. Apr. 26, 1885, Fertile, Iowa. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 81 

Albion William Rhodes, b. Mch. 17, 1892, Fertile, Iowa; d. 
Apr. 9, 1904. 

James Fenton Rhodes, b. Jan. 14, 1898, Fertile, Iowa. 

MiNARD Rhodes, b. Sept. 14, 1902, Fertile, Iowa. 

Hilda Louise Rhodes' (John Fenton Rhodes*, Hannah Pence 
(Rhodes)', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Apr. 26, 1885, Fertile, Worth 
Co., Iowa; m. Roscoe Hill, Feb. 23, 1910. Farmers. Present address Clear 
Lake, Iowa. They have one child: 

Frances Louise Hill, b. Dec. 23, 1910. 

Ella May Rhodes' (Hannah Pence Rhodes', Gabriel Pence', John 
Pence), b. Sept. 17, 1866, Worth Co., Iowa; m. Dec. 23, 1890, Joseph 
Delano Reid. Previous to her marriage she taught school for a number of 
terms. She died July 26, 1895, and is buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa. There is one child, a daughter: 

Ethel Reid, b. Feb. 19, 1893, at Clarence, Iowa. 

Ethel Rhodes Reid' (Ella May Reid (Rhodes)', Hannah Pence 
(Rhodes)', Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Feb. 19, 1893, at Clarence, 
Iowa; high school education. Lived with parents at Fertile, Worth 
Co., Iowa, till the death of her mother, which occurred in 1895, Ethel 
then being only about two years old. She then lived with her father's 
mother at Lowden, Iowa, till Dec, 1898, when she moved with her father 
to Tipton, Iowa, where her father, Joseph Delano Reid, filled the office 
of county recorder. In 1911 they moved back to Lowden, Iowa, where she 
at present resides. 

Fr.'VNK a. Rhodes* (Hannah Pence (Rhodes)', Gabriel Pence", John 
Pence'), b. May 13, 1869, Worth Co., Iowa. His father, William Rhodes, 
being paralyzed, he is at the present time living with and caring for his 
father and mother. He has a farm in central Minnesota and for a time 
lived near Hettinger, N. D., where he proved up on a homestead. Christian 
Church. Present address Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Mary Ett Rhodes' (Hannah Pence (Rhodes)', Gabriel Pence', John 
Pence'), b. May 27, 1871, Worth Co., Iowa; m. Mch. 2, 1894, Willet E. 
Tibbs. For a time lived on claim near Hettinger, N. D. After proving up 
on same moved to state of Washington. Present address Spokane, Wash. 
They have one child: 

Lloyd Tibbs, b. — , 1895. 

Grace Rhodes' (Hannah Pence (Rhodes)", Gabriel Pence', John 
Pence'), b. Feb. 21, 1882, Worth Co., Iowa; took homestead near Hettinger, 
N. D., and after receiving title from the government returned to the home 



82 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

of her parents, Fertile, Iowa, and was married Dec. 28, 1910, to Roy Gunn. 
Mr. Gunn has a claim adjoining the land of his wife in North Dakota. 
Present address Loyalton, S. D. 

Eliza Jane Pence' (Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan. 14, 1842, 
Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Apr. 9, 1863, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa, Byron Gordon Richardson. Moved from Jackson Co., Iowa, to Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa, in the spring of 1858, acquired a farm and has lived on 
this farm and in its immediate vicinity ever since. Christian Church. Mr. 
Richardson votes Republican. Present address Hanlontown, Worth Co., 
Iowa. 

Children of Eliza Jane (Pence) and Byron George Richardson, all 
born in Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Otis Allen Richardson, b. Sept. 1, 1864; d. Dec. 23, 1871. 

Seth Gabriel Richardson, b. May 16, 1866. 

Ida May Richardson, b. Jan. 22,. 1868. 

Ralph Radway Richardson, b. July 17, 1870. 

Roy Ward Richardson, b. Sept. 18, 1872. 

Rose Fredretta Richardson, b. Aug. 9, 1875. 

Nancy Grace Richardson, b. Mch. 18, 1877. 

Byron Pence Richardson, b. July 29, 1880. 

Seth Gabriel Richardson* (Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson)', Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. May 16, 1866, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. Belongs 
to the Christian Church, and is farming near Hanlontown, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Ida May Richardson* (Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson)', Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Jan. 22, 1868, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high school 
education; m. Oct. 26, 1890, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, John L. Allen. Mr. 
Allen is round house foreman for the C. &. N. W. Ry; Congregationalist. 
Present address Huron, S. D. 

Children of Ida May (Richardson) and John L. Allen: 
Ruby Blanche Allen, b. Oct. 31, 1891. 
Albion Richardson Allen, b. Oct. 10, 1893. 
Verle Kellogg Allen, b. Oct. 15, 1899. 

Ralph Radway Richardson* (Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson)', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. July 17, 1870, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. 
Dec. 8, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Clara Sprinkle. Farming; Republi- 
can. Present address Woden, Hancock Co., Iowa. 



The History of Judge Johjt Pence and Descendants 83 

Children of Ralph Radway Richardson and Clara (Sprinkle) : 

Marion Ladd Richardson, b. Oct. 25, 1896, Winnebago Co., Iowa. 

Joseph Lynn Richardson, b. Apr. 12, 1899, Winnebago Co., Iowa. 

Lee Donald Richardson, b. Oct. 31, 1900, Winnebago Co., Iowa. 

Aaron Byron Richardson, b. June 2, 1903, Hancock Co., Iowa. 

Ruth Roseland Richardson, b. Mch. 18, 1910, Hancock Co., 
Iowa. 

Roy Ward Richardson' (Eliza Jane Pence ( Richardson )^ Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 18, 1872, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Feb. 
7, 1895, Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa, Ethel Mitir. Farming. Present address 
Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Roy Ward Richardson and Ethel (Mitir) : 

Alice May Richardson, b. Nov. 26, 1895, Worth Co., Iowa. 
Jay Richardson, b. Apr. 10, 1898, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
LiLA Lorein Richardson, b. July 3, 1904, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Rose Fredretta Richardson' (Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson)', 
Gabriel Pence', John Pence'), b. Aug. 9, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
high school education; m. Feb. 14, 1899, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Jacob 
Orcutt. Farming. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Rose Fredretta (Richardson) and Jacob Orcutt, all born 
in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Frank Orcutt, b. Mch. 23, 1900. 

Vernon Orcutt, b. Sept. 21, 1904; d. Feb. 23, 1905. 

Bernard Orcutt, b. May 31, 1908. 

Nancy Grace Richardson* (Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson)", Gabriel 
Pence", John Pence'), b. Mch. 18, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; high school 
education; m. Jan. 10, 1900, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, John W. Shields. 
He is traveling salesman of the International Harvester Company at North 
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is a membgr of the Christian 
Church. 

Children of Nancy Grace (Richardson) and John W. Shields: 

Norman Gail Shields, b. Nov. 17, 1900, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 
Donald Gabriel Shields, b. Mch. 15, 1903, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 



84 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendantj 

Ruth Shields, b. Mch. 10, 1906, Lacombe, Alb., Can.; d. Mch. 
18, 1906. 

Byron Taft Shields, b. July 30, 1909, North Vancouver, B. C, 
Can. 

Byron Pence Richardson* (Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson)', Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. July 29, 1880, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa, on a farm adjoining the one owned by his grandfather, Gabriel 
Pence. His parents still reside upon this farm, where they have lived 
for nearly forty years. He is the youngest of eight children. Railway 
postal clerk; m. Aug. 7, 1909, Algona, Iowa, Ida Helen Schichtl. Present 
address Dubuque, Iowa. 

Mary Ett Pence' (Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. Oct. 4, 1844, 
Jackson Co., Iowa; m. in 1863, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, George Washing- 
ton Goodell; she died Apr. 22, 1872. 

Children of Mary Ett (Pence) and George Washington Goodell. all 
born in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Lydia Emma Goodell, b. Jan. 7, 1864. 
Joel Gabriel Goodell, b. Oct. 24, 1868. 
Richard Haven Goodell, b. Feb. 4, 1870. 

Lydia Emma Goodell' (Mary Ett Pence (Goodell)', Gabriel Pence', 
John Pence'), b. Jan. 7, 1864, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; 
m. same place, Mch. 7, 1888, Francis Marion Davis. Farming. Present 
address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Lydia Emma (Goodell) and Francis Marion Davis, all 
bom in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Alfred Davis, b. Dec. 9, 1888. 

Roy Davis, b. Feb. .28, 1891. 

George Milton Davis, b. Dec. 10, 1894. 

Merle Francis Davis, b. June 23, 1897. 

Alma Claudina Davis, b. Dec. 10, 1904. 

Joel Gabriel Goodell* (Mary Ett Pence (Goodell)', Gabriel Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Oct. 24, 1868, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. same place, 
Oct. 16, 1894, Phoebe Jane Class. Farmer; Christian Church; Independ- 
ent voter. Present address Cohasset, Itasca Co., Minn. 

Children of Joel Gabriel Goodell and Phoebe Jane (Class) : 
Iva Ottis Goodell, b. Nov. 3, 1895, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 85 

ViNiTA GooDELL, b. Jan. 15, 1898, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. 

Leota Goodell, b. Apr. 24, 1900, Deuel Co., S. D.; d. Apr. 24, 
1900. 

Philmon Class Goodell, b. Feb. 8, 1902, Deuel Co., S. D. 

Nancy Goodell, b. July 4, 1905, Itasca Co., Minn. 

Mary Lyllian Goodell, b. May 26, 1908, Itasca Co., Minn. 

John Milton Goodell, b. Sept. 20, 1910, Itasca Co., Minn. 

RiCHAiiD Haven Goodell' (Mary Ett Pence (Goodell)', Gabriel 
Pence\ John Pence'), b. P>b. 4, 1870, Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo Co., 
Iowa; m. Sept. 15, 1898, Mason City, Iowa, Lucy J. Kirk. Republican; 
farmer. Present address Hanlontown, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Children of Richard Haven Goodell and Jucy J. (Kirk) : 
RuA L. Goodell, b. Aug. 9, 1899. 
George W. Goodell, b. Jan. 9, 1909. 

Lydia Caroline Pence' (Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. Dec. 23, 
1846, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 1, 1867, at the home of her father, Gabriel 
Pence, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Benjamin Deuel. Husband is retired farmer. 
Lived in Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, till Oct. 20, 1899, when they moved to 
Missouri with their family of six children, and, after spending the winter 
there, moved to Montgomery Co., Kan., where they .still reside, their present 
address being Tyro, Kan. 

Children of Lydia Caroline (Pence) and Benjamin Deuel, all born in 
Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Eva Orinda Deuel, b. Apr. 24, 1868. 

Horace Pence Deuel, b. July 24, 1870; d. June 13, 1909. 

Mary Nancy Deuel, b. May 30, 1873. 

Albert Lewis Deuel, b. Mch. 6, 1875. 

Allen Wallace Deuel, b. June 13, 1877. 

Loyd Ira Deuel, b. May 21, 1881. 

Eva Orinda Deuel* (Lydia Caroline Pence (Deuel)', Gabriel Pence', 
John Pence'), b. Apr. 24, 1868, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Oct. 26, 1892, 
Tyro, Montgomery Co., Kan., Ephraim Schrock. Farming; Church of 
Christ; Prohibition. Present address Coy, WooJs Co., Okla. 

Children of Eva Orinda (Deuel) and Ephraim Schrock. 

Guy Alford Schrock, b. Mch. 31, 1894, Montgomery Co., Kan. 
Bernice May Schrock, b. Oct. 3, 1895, Montgomery Co., Kan. 



86 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Horace Pence Deuel' (Lydia Caroline Pence (Deuel)', Gabriel 
Pence', John Pence'), b. July 24, 1870, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Dec. 
15, 1895, Tyro, Montgomery Co., Kan., Rebecca A. Lenhart; d. June 13, 
1909. At the time of his death he was a merchant and his widow is now 
continuing the business as administratrix, at Tyro, Kan. He was a mem- 
ber of the Christian Church. 

Children of Horace Pence Deuel and Rebecca A. (Lenhart), all born 
in Montgomery Co., Kan.: 

Nellie Deuel, b. Sept. 20, 1896; d. Feb. 4, 1900. 
Esther Deuel, b. Mch. 16, 1899. 

Mary N.a.ncy Deuel* (Lydia Caroline Pence ( Deuel )\ Gabriel Pence', 
John Pence'), b. May 30, 1873, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. She is engaged 
in the millinery business at Tyro, Montgomery Co., Kan. 

Albert Lewis Deuel' (Lydia Caroline Pence (Deuel)', Gabriel 
Pence^ John Pence'), b. Mch. 6, 1875, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Apr. 19, 
1898, at Independence, Kan., Lula May Knotts. Farmer; Christian Church; 
Democrat. Present address Mulhall, Logan Co., Okla. 

Children of Albert Lewis Deuel and Lula May (Knotts) : 
Thelma J. Deuel, b. Oct. 14, 1899, Montgomery Co., Kan. 
Irene G. Deuel, b. Feb. 2, 1902, Montgomery Co., Kan. 
Murl E. Deuel, b. Apr. 23, 1904, Woodward Co., Okla. 

Allen Wallace Deuel' (Lydia Caroline Pence (Deuel)', Gabriel 
Pence", John Pence'), b. June 13, 1877, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. Sept. 
26, 1900, Independence, Kan., Martha Pearl Patchen. Blacksmithing; 
Christian Church; Democrat. Present address Tyro, Montgomery Co., 
Kan. 

Children of Allen Wallace Deuel and Martlia Pearl (Patchen), all born 
in Montgomery Co., Kan.: 

Glen Wallace Deuel, b. Dec. 28, 1901. 

Leonard Deuel, b. May 28, 1903; d. May 28, 1903. 

Leroy Benjamin Deuel, b. Jan. 19, 1906. 

LoYD Ira Deuel' (Lydia Caroline Pence (Deuel)', Gabriel Pence", 
John Pence'), b. May 21, 1881, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; m. June 22, 1910, 
Independence, Kan., Mrs. Rebecca A. Deuel. Merchant, Tyro, Montgomery 
Co., Kan. 

Gabriel J. Pence' (Gabriel Pence", John Pence'), b. Mch. 8, 1850, 
Jackson Co., Iowa; d. Aug. 11, 1855. 




Allen Wallace Pence, son of Judge John Pence. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 87 

Sarey Pence" (John Pence'), b. Nov. 23, 1807, Champaign Co., 
Ohio. Sarey was about two years younger than her brother Gabriel, being 
the third child of Judge John Pence and Elizabeth (Steinbarger). But 
little is known of her and tradition says she was married to a Mr. Brothly. 

Lydia Ann Pence' (John Pence'), b. Jan. 6, 1810, in Champaign 
Co., Ohio; m. Jan. 17, 1828, in Bartholomew Co., Ind., to Mr. Robert 
Stevens. They soon after marriage moved to Joliett, 111. Family tradition 
says that she had two daughters, one named Elizabeth, who died at seven 
years of age, and the second daughter, name not known, died unmarried at 
about 25 years of age. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stevens have long ago passed 
away. He is said to have been wealthy and married a second time and raised 
a large family by his second wife. 

Allen Wallace Pence' (John Pence'), b. Champaign Co., Ohio, 
Jan. 17, 1812; m. Jan. 2, 1834, Oquawka, 111., Miss Cristina Moler. She 
died Aug. 11, 1871, at Wyoming, Jones Co., Iowa. When he was eight 
years of age his father, Judge John Pence, moved to Bartholomew Co., Ind. 
In 1827 to Rock Island Co., 111., and the next spring down to Henderson 
Co., 111. It was here that he met Miss Cristina Moler whom he married. 
Soon after marriage they moved to Monmouth Township, Jackson Co., 
Iowa, where he secured a farm on which he lived for 54 years and where 
his family grew up. On Sept. 14, 1890, he died, at tlie age of 78 years and 
8 months, being survived by three daughters and two sons whose history 
will be found in the proper place in this book. He was buried at Wyoming, 
Iowa, Cemetery. 

Children of Allen Wallace Pence and Cristina (Moler), all born in 
Jackson Co., Iowa: 

Martha Jane Pence, b. Sept. 25, 1839. 

Mary Parmelia Pence, b. May 26, 1841. 

WiLLMM Thomas Pence, b. Mch. 3, 1845. 

Harriet Charlotte Pence, b. Feb. 11, 1847; d. Oct. 18, 1911. 

Napoleon Bonaparte Pence, b. July 6, 1849. 

Martha Jane Pence" (Allen Wallace Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 
25, 1839, Monmouth Township, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 1, 1868, at 
Monmouth, Iowa, D. C. Mishler. Present address Maquoketa, Jackson 
Co., Iowa. There is one child: 

Blanche Mishler. 

Blanch Mishler* (Martha Jane Pence*, Allen Wallace Pence*, John 
Pence') ; married Mr. Charles Reynolds. She is a widow; is now living with 
her mother at Maquoketa, Iowa, She is a stenographer. 



88 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Mary Parmelia Pence' (Allen Wallace Pence', John Pence'), b. May 
26, 1841, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Mr. Jacob Henry Frank. Present address 
Maquoketa, Iowa. 

William Thomas Pence' (Allen Wallace Pence', John Pence'), b. 
Alch. 3, 1845, Monmouth Township, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. April 11, 1878, 
same place, Mary Alfaretta Campbell. Retired fanner. Present address 
Maquoketa, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Children of William Thomas Pence and Mary Alfaretta (Campbell), 
all born in Jackson Co., Iowa: 

Roy William Pence, b. Dec. 28, 1878. 
Ralph Arlo Pence, b. Aug. 12, 1880. 
Maida Pence, b. Oct. 24, 1881; d. Oct. 25, 1881. 
Christa Alfaretta Pence, b. Nov. 11, 1882. 
John Robert Pence, b. Oct. 26, 1884. 
GL2ND0LA Marie Pence, b. Feb. 8, 1888. 
Florence Eloise Pence, b. Apr. 2, 1893. 

Roy William Pence' (William Thomas Pence', Allen Wallace Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Dec. 28, 1878, Jackson Co., Iowa; high school and partial 
college education; full professional course in medicine where he received 
the degree of M. D., by Rush Medical College in June, 1901; he is a prac- 
ticing physician and surgeon; m. Jan. 19, 1903, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ella 
Watson. Two daughters were born to them, both of whom died in infancy, 
in 1904 and 1906, and they are buried at Balfour, N. D. Present address. 
Jet, Okla. 

Ralph Arlo Pence* (William Thomas Pence", Allen Wallace Pence", 
John Pence'), b. Aug. 12, 1880, Jackson Co., Iowa; high school and par- 
tial college education; m. Apr. 14, 1907, Balfour, N. D., Goldie Marie 
McRoberts. In 1901 he was in attendance at the Iowa State University 
at Iowa City, Iowa, for one year. In 1902 he filed on a claim in North 
Dakota, made final proof in 1904, and, after a few months' work in a lumber 
yard at Balfour, N. D., he obtained a position with the German-American 
State Bank of that place. In 1906 he organized Dogden State Bank in 
Dogden, N. D., where he still resides, being the cashier of the said bank. 
They have one child: 

Arline Pence, b. Sept. 29, 1908, at Dogden, N. D. 

Christa Alfaretta Pence* (William Thomas Pence', Allen Wallace 
Pence', John Pence'), b. Nov. 11, 1882 Monmouth Township, Jackson Co., 
Iowa; attended Epworth Seminary at Epworth, Iowa, and a graduate of 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 89 

the Maquoketa High School. Acquired a valuable farm, which she still 
owns, near Dogden, N. D., which she took as a claim and proved up on. 
Taught school while in N. D. and proving up on this claim and also taught 
two years before going to N. D. Present address Maquoketa, Jackson Co., 
Iowa. 

John Robert Pence' (William Thomas Pence', Allen Wallace Pence', 
John Pence'), b. Oct. 26, 1884, Jackson Co., Iowa; graduate of 
Maquoketa, Iowa, High School, June, 1904; attended the medical de- 
partment of the State University of Iowa, at Iowa City, for two years, go- 
ing from there to the Northwestern University Medical School at Chicago, 
111., where he graduated and received the degree of M. D., in June, 1909. 
Is a practicing physician and surgeon, residing at Minot, Ward Co., N. D. 

Glendola Marie Pence' (William Thomas Pence', Allen Wallace 
Pence", John Pence'), b. Feb. 8, 1888, Jackson Co., Iowa; high school and 
seminary education; m. June 1, 1910, on the farm owned by Christa A. 
Pence, her sister, near Dogden, McLean Co., N. D., Henry D. Meuli. He 
is at present clerk in a hardware store. Present address McClusky, N. D. 

Harriet Charlotte Pence' (Allen Wallace Pence', John Pence'). 
b. Feb. 11, 1847, Jackson Co., Iowa; high school education; m. Jan. 1, 
1868, Monmouth, Iowa, Saville W. Johnson (Mr. Johnson was born July 
15, 1837). Formerly affiliated with the Methodist Church, but now belongs 
to the Presbyterian. Believes in the Republican party. Soon after they 
were married they moved to Wyoming, Iowa, where they lived until 1901. 
While residing here Mr. Johnson was engaged largely in the live stock 
business and made a great many trips back and forth to the eastern cities 
while engaged in this business. In 1901 they moved to Enid, Garfield Co., 
Oklahoma, where he has been very successful in real estate operations. They 
live in a fine home on West Main St., and their three living children all 
reside within one block, also owning and occupying fine homes. The 
author was most hospitably entertained by all these people during a visit 
to their beautiful little city in the fall of 1910. 

Later — Since the above was written sudden sickness came and she 
died at Enid Oct. 18, 1911. Her two sons took a sad journey with the 
remains to Wyoming, Iowa (the old home), where she was buried. 

Children of Harriet Charlotte (Pence) and Saville W. Johnson, all 
bom in Jones Co., Iowa: 

Merton Saville Johnson, b. Oct. 16, 1868. 

Lillian Harriet Johnson, b. Oct. 19, 1872; d. Feb. 20, 1876. 

Blanche Sophia Johnson, b. Feb. 2, 1879. 

Raymond Grover Johnson, b. June 18, 1886. 



90 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Mertox Saville Johnson' (Harriet Charlotte Pence (Johnson)', 
Allen Wallace Pence', John Pence'), b. Oct. 16, 1868, in Jones Co., Iowa; 
m. Dec. 7, 1892, in Anamosa, Iowa, Margaret Ann Gillen. Abstract and 
real estate business, Enid, Okla. 

Children of Alerton Saville Johnson and Margaret Ann (Gillen): 

Marguerite Gillen Johnson, b. Nov. 9, 1893, Anamosa, Iowa. 
Gillen S. Johnson, b. Nov. 2, 1899, Anamosa, Iowa. 
Merton Saville Johnson, b. Aug. 17, 1903, Enid, Okla. 

Blanche Sophl\ Johnson* (Harriet Charlotte Pence (Johnson)', 
Allen Wallace Pence", John Pence'), b. Feb. 2, 1879, Jones Co., Iowa; 
partial college and seminary education; m. June 21, 1905, Enid, Okla., 
Dr. Louis Jamison Tourtellot. He is a practicing dentist at Enid, Okla. 

Children of Blanche Sophia (Johnson) and Dr. Louis Jamison Tour- 
tellot : 

Harriette Lucy Tourtellot, b. Aug. 7, 1906, Anamosa, Iowa. 

Dorothy Blanche Tourtellot, b. Dec. 6, 1908, Enid, Okla. 

Raymond Grover Johnson* (Harriet Charlotte Pence (Johnson)', 
Allen Wallace Pence\ John Pence'), b. June 18, 1886, Jones Co., Iowa; m. 
Sept. 11, 1907, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Lyna Hannah Cook. Furniture 
business, Enid, Okla. They have one child: 

Jean Elizabeth Johnson, b. May 15, 1911, at Enid, Okla. 

Napoleon Bonaparte Pence' (Allen Wallace Pence", John Pence'), 
b. July 6, 1849, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. Feb. 1, 1871, Maquoketa, Iowa, 
Elizabeth Watson. Farming; Republican. Present address Baldwin, 
Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Children of Napoleon Bonaparte Pence and Elizabeth (Watson), all 
born in Jackson Co., Iowa: 

Hattie a. Pence, b. Nov. 6, 1871. 
Frank A. Pence, b. Sept. 19, 1873. 

Hattie A. Pence* (Napoleon Bonaparte Pence', Allen Wallace Pence', 
John Pence'), b. Nov. 6, 1871, Jackson Co., Iowa; high school education; 
m. Dec. 3, 1907, Chicago, 111., Thomas T. Barnes, Jr. Farming near 
Baldwin, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Solomon J. Pence* (John Pence'), b. Jan. 10, 1815, in Champaign 
Co., Ohio; m. (his first wife) April 23, 1835, at Chilicothe, Ohio, Anna 
Molder. She died in 1837 or 1838. 




Solomon I'eiict', son of JiulsiP John Pence. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 91 

Children of Solomon J. Pence and Anna (Holder) : 

LuciNDA Pence, b. Oct. 30, 1836, in Henderson Co., 111.; d. July 
19, 1883. 

Second marriage was on Jan. 2, 1842, in Jones Co., Iowa, to Hanna 
Beer. He was a farmer all his life. Voted the Republican ticket. He died 
June 21, 1885. He and his deceased children are all buried in Pence 
Cemetery, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

The author remembers him as a very tall man with a great beard and 
of a very jovial disposition. Many good laughs have followed his good 
natured joking, and the author regrets that he has not a full account of his 
life to publish. His last family of children were all born in Jones Co., 
Iowa. 

Children of Solomon J. Pence and Hanna (Beer) : 

Curtis Monroe Pence, b. Dec. 30, 1842; d. Mch. 12, 1889. 

Phebe Pence, b. Mch. 14, 1844. 

Lavinna Pence, b. Dec. 26, 1846; d. Mch. 28, 1852. 

Lefrona Pence, b. July 22, 1850; d. Mch. 14, 1852. 

Joseph Pence, b. Aug. 11, 1852; d. July 17, 1873. 

Cynthia A. Pence, b. Dec. 7, 1854; d. Mch. 11, 1879. 

Christana Pence, b. Dec. 16, 1856; d. July 28, 1880. 

Solomon J. Pence, b. Aug. 12, 1858. 

Melissa Pence, b. Dec. 4, 1860. 

MoNTANNA Pence, b. Aug. 28, 1863; d. Nov. 6, 1883. 

Phebe Pence' (Solomon J. Pence", John Pence'), b. in Jones Co., 
Iowa, Mch. 14, 1844; m. July 4, 1872, in Jones Co., Iowa, Mr. David 
Alexander Wyrick. Farming; Methodist; Democrat Present address Mon- 
mouth, Jackson Co., Iowa. 

Children of Phebe and David A. Wyrick : 

William Wyrick, b. Apr. 1, 1873, Jones Co., Iowa. 

Solomon Wyrick, b. Nov. 27, 1874, Jones Co., Iowa. 

Joseph Wyrick, b. Jan. 7, 1879, Jones Co., Iowa; d. May 8, 1881. 

Mae Wyrick, b. June 3, 1883, Jones Co., Iowa. 

Mae Wyrick* (Phebe Pence (Wyrick)', Solomon J. Pence', John 

Pence'), b. June 3, 1883, Jones Co., Iowa; m. William Hurlburt ; 

m. 2nd, John Hanson. 



92 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Children of Mae (Wyrick) and William Hurlburt: 

Bessie Hurlburt. 

Ruth Hurlburt. 

Christa Hurlburt. ' 

Solomon J. Pence' (Solomon J. Pence^ John Pence"), b. in Jones 
Co., Iowa, Aug. 12, 1858; m. Oct. 19, 1883, at Oxford, Jones Co., Iowa, 
Minerva Sheldon. Farmer; Republican. Present address Monmouth, Jack- 
son Co., Iowa. 

Children of Solomon J. Pence and Minerva (Sheldon), all bom in 
Jones Co., Iowa: 

Ctotis M. Pence, b. July 31, 1885. 

Solomon Pence, b. Dec. 23, 1887; d. Apr. 7, 1888. 

Benjamin H. Pence, b. June 9, 1890; d. Aug. 15, 1908. 

Merton S. Pence, b. June 4, 1892. 

Martin S. Pence, b. June 4, 1892; d. Nov. 1, 1892. 

(The deceased children above are buried at Pence Cemetery, Jackson 
Co., Iowa.) 

Second marriage he married Ella A- Tigh at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., 
111., in the fall of 1908. 

Melissa Pence^ (Solomon J. Pence", John Pence'), b. Dec. 4, 1860, 
in Jones Co., Iowa; m. at Oxford, Jones Co., Iowa, Mr. Joseph Mizour. 
Retired from farming; methodist. Husband is a Democrat. Present ad- 
dress Oxford Junction, Jones Co., Iowa. 

MoNTANNA Pence' (Solomon J. Pence", John Pence'), b. Aug. 28, 
1863; m. Jacob Wright. She died Nov. 6, 1883. 

Robert Titus Pence' (John Pence'), b. Jan. 19, 1817, Champaign 
Co., Ohio. Moved with parents in about 1820 to Bartholomew Co., Ind., 
where his mother died when he was a small boy. His father marrying 
again, moved with his family in the fall of 1827 to Rock Island Co., 111., 
and in the spring of 1828 to Henderson Co., 111.; m. about 1840, Miss Eliza 
Glancy. To them one child was born; the mother died May 26, 1841, aged 
21 years. The child (Rachael) died Aug. 26, 1841, and are both buried at 
the old Wells Cemetery. On Jan. 17, 1847, m. Miss Elizabeth Conger, 
Henderson Co., 111. She was a sister of Omer T. Conger, D. D., a daughter 
of Enoch Conger, a giand daughter of Captain David Conger, Jr., who was 
a captain of militia in the Revolution. Her great grand father was David 
Conger of Morris Co., N. J. She was born in Indiana, Mch. 30, 1823 




R(»beit Titus Pciico, sou of .fudjif John IViice 
and father of the author. 




Mrs. Elizabeth C. Pence (the author's mother). 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 93 

When 12 years old united with the Baptist Church and was always an 
active Christian woman. When she was 14 her parents and family moved 
to Henderson Co., 111. The author will be pardoned, no doubt, for treating 
of this couple more fully than others, as they are his father and mother. 
They were devoted to their large family and always did all things necessary 
for their good and comfort. They were also liberal and in many ways help- 
ful to all about them, and were noted for their genuine hospitality to all 
their friends. She died July 31, 1902, at the residence of her son Robert 
Lincoln Pence at Ault, Weld Co., Colo., being in her 75th year. She was 
buried at the Rozetta Baptist Cemetery, Henderson Co., 111. Her son 
Robert Lincoln Pence accompanied the body to its last resting place beside 
her husband, who died at an earlier date, as will be set forth in its proper 
place at the end of this sketch of his life. 

For many years they lived on a farm about four miles east of Oquawka, 
111., where he was engaged in farming, stock feeding and shipping. He was 
also interested in the Kirkwood, 111., nurseries. 

During the gold excitement in California a company of about 100 men 
was organized at the Court House in Oquawka, 111., in 1850 to go overland 
to California, of which he was chosen Captain and Isaac N. Morris, now 
of Colton, Cai., was chosen Lieutenant. Each four men were allotted to a 
wagon loaded with about 2,500 pounds, drawn by three yoke of oxen and 
one yoke of cows. They crossed the Mississippi by ferry boats at Burlington, 
Iowa, and the Missouri at Omaha. From there they proceeded up the 
Platte river to Fort Laramie, Wyo., where they had the cattle shod; thence 
over to the Green river, some distance and crossing overland and going down 
Echo canyon to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, where they arrived on the 
4th of July, 1850. Thence along down the Humboldt river to the Great 
American Desert, where the river disappears in the sands, and thence up 
the Carson river and over the mountains to a place called Hangtown or 
Grass Valley, Cal., the entire distance being estimated at about two thous- 
and miles. They arrived about six months after the day of crossing the 
Mississippi river at Burlington, Iowa. At the present time, A. D. 1912, 
only two of this company of about 100 men are living, namely: Mr. 
Lot Morris, of Monmouth, 111., and Mr. Isaac N. Morris, of Colton, Cal. 
The company had some trouble with the Indians, but no pitched battles 
that I have learned of. Many of the company, including the subject, 
Robert Titus Pence, returned to Illinois by way of sailing vessel down the 
Pacific coast to the Isthmus of Panama, thence by boat to New Orleans 
and up the Mississippi river, wiser but not much richer men. 

About 1866 he spent one winter with his family in Palmyra, Mo., and 
a little later one winter in Monmouth, 111., and one winter in Burlington, 
Iowa, on account of the education of the older children. About 1870 spent 
one year with the family on a farm about seven miles northwest of Fort 
Scott, Bourbon Co., Kan. Here he acquired several hundred acres of land 
which he afterwards traded for Texas cattle. In attempting to market these 
cattle he was caught in the money pani" of 1873 and suffered severe losses. 
On account of these reverses and other matters of business depression, he 
sold out his holdings in Henderson Co., 111., and acquired a 400-acre farm 



94 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

near Wellman, Washington Co., Iowa, where he lived with his family for 
about three years. His health not being satisfactory, he sold and moved 
to Parkfield, Monterey Co., Cal., where he acquired a farm and some cat- 
tle, horses, etc., which were his last business transactions. He was a Bap- 
tist and for many years Sunday School Superintendent and maintained 
family worship. Usually voted Republican. In 1889 his health being much 
broken, he went with his wife and his little grandson, Robert Hartwell, to 
the home of his son Robert Lincoln Pence', who was then conducting a 
newspaper at Crab Orchard, Neb. Here he died Aug. 17, 1889, in the 
73rd year of his age. His body was accompanied to Illinois by his sons 
Robert Lincoln Pence and the author, and was buried in Rozetta Baptist 
Cemetery. 

Children of Robert Titus Pence and Elizabeth (Conger); Phoebe Isa- 
bel was born in Henrv Co., Iowa, and the others were all born in Henderson 
Co., 111.: 

Harry S. Pence, b. June 27, 1848; d. Apr. 5, 1896. 

Phoebe Isabel Pence, b. Aug. 27, 1850; d. Aug. 10, 1885. 

Eliza Eunice Pence, b. Oct. 2, 1852; d. Sept. 11, 1881. 

KiNGSLEY Adolphus Pence, b. Nov. 19, 1854. 

Omar Marion Pence, b. Dec. 19, 1857. 

Wallace Monroe Pence, b. Mch. 27, 1860. 

Tacy Elvira Pence, b. June 1, 1862; d. June 1, 1863. 

Robert Lincoln Pence, b. Apr. 13, 1864. 

Arthur Sherman Pence, b. June 6, 1867. 

Harry S. Pence' (Robert Titus Pence^ John Pence'), b. June 27, 
1848, Henderson Co., 111.; m. in 1873, in Chicago, III, Miss Flora M. 
Horth. To them one child was born, in January, 1875, which died in 
infancy. The mother died June 21, 1875, at the age of about 25 years. 
She and the child are buried at the Rozetta, 111., Baptist Cemetery. After 
the death of his wife he lived with his parents at Wellman, Iowa, and at 
Parkfield, Cal., and after the death of his father, lived in Salinas City, 
Cal., where he died Apr. 5, 1896, about 48 years old, and is buried at Mont- 
erey, Cal. 

Phoebe Isabel Pence' (Robert Titus Pence", John Pence'), b. Aug. 
27, 1850, in Henry Co., Iowa. (At the time of her birth her father was in 
California with the gold seekers and her m.other, with the then little baby 
boy, Harry, was living with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dexter Smith, in Henry 
Co., Iowa.) Finely educated as a pianist; m. Sept. 8, 1875, Cyrenius C. 
Pollard, Henderson Co., 111., where her husband was engaged in farming 
and later as merchant and postmaster at Rozetta. Being in failing health, 
she visited her father and mother, then living at Parkfield, Cal., where she 
died Aug. 10, 1885. She is buried near Parkfield, Monterey Co., Cal. 




Harry Kininett PollarcF 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 95 

Children of Phoebe Isabel (Pence) and Cyrenius C. Pollard: 
Pearle May Pollard, b. June 3, 1876, Henderson Co., 111. 
Harry Emmett Pollard, b. Sept. 12, 1879, Henderson Co., 111. 

Pearle May Pollard* (Phoebe Isabel Pence (Pollard)', Robert Titus 
Pence', John Pence'), b. June 3, 1876, Henderson Co., 111.; graduated Mon- 
mouth College, Monmouth, Warren Co., 111., with the degree B. S., in 1897, 
having previously graduated at the Monmouth High School; taught school 
at Monmouth, 111., for several years and was then married to Luther Barr, 
at Monmouth 111., on Aug. 23, 1909. They are now living on a farm about 
seven miles west of Monmouth, 111. 

Harry Emmett Pollard* (Phoebe Isabel Pence (Pollard)', Robert 
Titus Pence', John Pence'), b. Sept. 12, 1879, Henderson Co., 111.; high 
school and partial college education. He also spent some time in prepara- 
tion to be a physician, but later decided to enter the services of the Chicago, 
Burlington & Quincy R. R., in whose employ he was for ten years, the 
last five years of which he was engaged as Traveling Auditor; m. Oct. 
8, 1907, at LaGrange, 111., Margaret Evelyn Sackett. For two years he was 
assistant cashier of the LaGrange State Bank, at LaGrange, 111., a suburb 
of Chicago, 111. He is now National Bank Examiner with headquarters 
at Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children of Harry Emmett Pollard and Margaret Evelyn (Sackett): 
Evelyn Lucille Pollard, b. Oct. 12, 1908, at Galesburg, 111. 
Robert Charles Pollard, b. Mch. 24, 1912, at LaGrange, 111. 

Eliza Eunice Pence' (Robert Titus Pence", John Pence'), b. Oct. 
2, 1852, Henderson Co., 111.; m. William H. Hartwell, July 20, 1871, at 
Mill Creek, Bourbon Co., Kan. They lived at the nursery at Kirkwood, 111., 
and on another farm some miles north for a few years. About 1878 moved 
to a farm near Wellman, Washington Co., Iowa, where she died Sept. 11, 
1881, in the 29th year of her age. She is buried at the Rozetta, 111., Baptist 
Cemetery. 

Children of Eliza Eunice (Pence) and William H. Hartwell: 
Albert Harry Hartwell, b. May 23, 1872, Henderson Co., 111. 
Robert William Hartwell, b. Oct. 17, 1875, Warren Co., 111. 

Albert Harry Hartwell* (Eliza Eunice Pence (Hartwell)', Robert 
Titus Pence', John Pence'), b. May 23, 1872, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Nov. 
26, 1896, at Conway Springs, Sumner Co., Kan., Miss Gertrude Mariah 
Williams. He is a railroad engineer, working for the Santa Fe System, 
living at Dodge City, Kan. A severe spell of sickness in 1912 has compelled 



96 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

him to take a long rest. Just now he is recuperating in California. They 
have one child: 

LiLA Alberta Hartwell, b. Mch. 31, 1901, Dodge City, Kan. 

Robert William Hartwell' (Eliza Eunice Pence (Hartwell)', 
Robert Titus Pence", John Pence'), b. Oct. 17, 1875, at Kirkwood, Warren 
Co., 111. His mother died when he was about six years old and he lived 
with his grandparents until he was about fifteen years old, when he spent 
one winter with the author, attending school at Blakeman, Rawlins Co., 
Kan. Soon afterward he lived with his uncle, Robert Lincoln Pence, then 
a railway agent in eastern Kansas, where he learned to be a telegraph 
operator, which business he followed for a few years in Colorado, California 
and Arizona, afterwards attending Leland Stanford, Jr., University in 
California, where he remained some two or three years, when he entered 
the volunteer service of the U. S. Army during the Spanish War in 1898. 
He was a member of the First California Regiment of Volunteer Infantry. 
His health was much broken in the Philippines, where he was sent. He 
returned to the University, but on account of health, gave it up and again 
took up the telegraphy. After one or two years m.ore of this work he de- 
cided to study medicine and on May 12, 1911, graduated from Cooper 
Medical College of San Francisco, Cal., with degree M. D.; m. Oct. 5, 
1904, at Highlands, San Bernardino Co., Cal., Miss Anne Dale Davis. 
He is now a practicing physician, also owns a drug store. Present address 
Dos Palos, Cal. 

Children of Robert William Hartwell and Anne Dale (Davis) : 

Robert William Hartwell, Jr., b. July 27, 1905, Casa Grande, 
Ariz. 

Anne Davis H.^rtwell, b. Mch. 16, 1907, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Brace Frederick Hartwell, b. Apr. 16, 1912, — , Cal. 

KiNGSLEY Adolphus Pence' (Robert Titus Pence°, John Pence'), 
b. Nov. 19, 1854, Henderson Co., 111.; partial college education and after- 
ward graduated at the State University of Iowa, at Iowa City, in the Law 
Department, in the year 1880, receiving the degree L.L. B. Prior to begin- 
ning the practice of law taught school two winters near Rozetta, 111.; m. 
Aug. 30, 1881, Mary Elizabeth Duke. They have no children. Practiced 
law six years at Shenandoah, Iowa, ending June, 1887. While at Shen- 
andoah also organized a building and loan association. In 1887 formed a 
partnership with Mr. Haniar F. Wilson, who was then cashier of the 
Shenandoah National Bank, to engage in the banking business in Rawlins 
Co., Kan. Here, at the towns of Atwood and Blakeman, he conducted a 
small banking business for five years. In 1892 located at Denver, Colo., 
where he still resides. Has been, for the most part, engaged in the business 
of building and selling fine modern dwelling houses on easy payments and 
is classed with the real estate men, being a member of the Denver Real 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 97 

Estate Exchange, also member of the Traffic Club, the Denver Chamber of 
Commerce, the Y. M. C. A. Association, the Sons of the American 
Revolution, the Baptist Church and several other societies; usually votes 
Republican. Has had charge of some important work for the commercial 
organizations of Denver, including the campaign to procure a chain of moun- 
tain parks for the city, which has been accomplished. In 1909 he, thinking 
a little history of the family of Judge John Pence would be of great interest 
to his hundreds of descendants, began gradually compiling facts for such a 
book, and at the present date, A. D. 1912, is still at the job, hoping that 
it will be eventually completed and that his relatives will have a kindly 
remembrance of him for this work. 

V Omar Marion Pence' (Robert Titus Pence", John Pence'), b. Dec. 19, 
1857; graduated in the Law Department of the State University of Iowa 
in 1880, receiving the degree L.L. B.; moved with his parents to California 
and m. Mch. 5, 1885, at Arroyo Grande, San Luis Opispo Co., Cal., Annie 
Laura Gregory. He at this time was engaged in running a small ranch and 
fruit farm and in the practice of the law at Arroyo Grande. Second mar- 
riage Nov. 20, 1893, at Oakland, Cal., Mrs. Julia M. Beane. After this 
second marriage he continued living near Arroyo Grande, Cal., until about 
1904, when he moved to Hollister, Cal., where he still resides, being engaged 
in farming and carrying free delivery U. S. mail in the country district 
near there. 



Children of Omar Marion Pence and Annie Laura (Gregory) : 
Arthur Gregory Pence, b. May 22, 1886, Arroyo Grande, Cal. 
Leslie Eldon Pence, b. Nov. 5, 1888, Arroyo Grande, Cal. 

Children of Omar Marion Pence and Julia M. (Beane) : 

John Wallace Pence, b. Oct. 13, 1894, Arroyo Grande, Cal.; d. 
Mch. 27, 1896. 

Norman Phillip Pence, b. Nov. 2, 1895, Arroyo Grande, Cal. 

Ruby Marian Pence, b. Jan. 12, 1898, Arroyo Grande, Cal. 

Chester Adolphus Pence, b. May 15, 1900, Arroyo Grande, Cal. 

Robert Byron Pence, b. Nov. 11, 1906, Hollister, Cal. 

Monroe Conger Pence, b. Nov. 11, 1906, Hollister, Cal. 

Arthur Gregory Pence* (Omar Marion Pence', Robert Titus Pence^ 
John Pence'), b. May 22, 1886, Arroyo Grande, Cal.; m. May 4, 1910, 
at Riverside, Cal., Miss Emma Jane McKenney. He is now engaged in 
the printing business at Riverside, Cal. They have one child: 

Mildred Irene Pence, b. Apr. 14, 1911, Riverside, Cal. 



98 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Wallace Monroe Pence' (Robert Titus Pence', John Pence'), b. 
jMch. 27, 1860, in Henderson Co., 111.; received the degrees of Master of 
Didactics and B. S. at the Western Normal College, Shenandoah, Iowa; 
taught school near Welhnan, Iowa, one year and was assistant in mathe- 
matics and sciences at the Western Normal College while attending school 
there; taught school in Monterey Co., Cal., and adjoining counties for 
three years; in 1886 he received an educational state diploma; attended 
the State University of Kansas at Lawrence one year where he was study- 
ing law. Returning to California he continued the study of the law and 
was admitted to the bar in 1892 and immediately entered upon the general 
practice of the law at Salinas City, Monterey Co., Cal., where he was also 
interested in and managed a Real Estate Abstract of Titles Co. He recently 
sold his interest in this company and contemplates retiring to farm and 
cattle ranch near San Mieguel, San Luis Obispo Co., Cal., where he owns 
a ranch of 2,400 acres well supplied with cattle. Religion, Orthodox 
Baptist; was for 18 years Sunday School Superintendent; at present moder- 
ator of San Jose, Cal., Baptist Association. Politics, in early life republi- 
can; later prohibitionist, agitator in reform movements. Has been candi- 
date for mayor of Salinas City, superior judge, attorney general of state of 
Cal., etc., but failed of election. Has a wide acquaintance and close 
friendship with his fellow citizens; m. Carrie May Beeman at Salinas City, 
Cal., on Jan. 4, 1893. I 

Children of Wallace Monroe Pence and Carrie M. (Beeman) : 

Juarez Beeman Pence, b. Feb. 7, 1895, Salinas City, Cal. 
Harold Titus Pence, b. Nov. 14, 1898, Salinas City, Cal. 

Robert Lincoln Pence' (Robert Titus Pence", John Pence'), b. Apr. 
13, 1864, Henderson Co., Ill; partial college education. For some years 
was railroad agent and telegraph operator, being in the employ of the 
Burlington Ry. System in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. Conducted a 
newspaper for a few years, first at Palisade, Hitchcock Co., Neb., after- 
wards at Crab Orchard, Neb.; m. Mch. 29, 1886, at Palisades, Hitchcock 
Co., Neb., Genevieve A. Larned. Began merchandise business at Merino, 
Wyo., and Jan. 1898, erected the first house in the town of Ault, Weld Co., 
Colo., secured the establishment of a post office and put in a general stock 
of merchandise, w^hile he, with his little family, lived up stairs. His wife 
was first appointed post mistress, but some six years ago he sold out his 
store and has been postmaster ever since. Baptist; Republican. 

Children of Robert Lincoln Pence and Gene\aeve A. (Larned) : 

Robert Larned Pence, b. Apr. 3, 1887, Palisade, Neb. 

Adolphus Bernard Pence, b. May 26, 1889, Crab Orchard, Neb. 

Pansy Pearl Pence, b. July 13, 1890, Doniphan Co., Kan. 

Omar Kingsley Pence, b. Mch. 2, 1897, Merino, Wyo.; d. Mch. 
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Violet Opal Pence, b. May 10, 1902, Ault, Colo. 
Daisy Garnet Pence, b. May 2, 1908, Ault, Golo. 

Robert Larned Pence* (Robert Lincoln Pence', Robert Titus Pence'', 
John Pence'), b. Apr. 3, 1887, Palisade, Hitchcock Co., Neb.; m. Apr. 23, 
1904, at Cheyenne, Wye, Sarepta Isabelle Coffee. After marriage, worked 
in railroad offices as assistant agent for one or two years and for three 
years was in the employ of the J. K. Mullen interests of Denver at Ault, 
Colo., and Jerome, Idaho. He is now located at Pendleton, Umatilla Co., 
Ore., where he is in charge of a grain, hay and coal business. 

Children of Robert Larned Pence and Sarepta Isabelle (Coffee) : 

Frances Pearl Pence, b. Apr. 19, 1905, Ault, Colo. 

Isabelle Opal Pence, b. Dec. 17, 1906, Ault, Colo. 

Marguerite Garnett Pence, b. July 29, 1908, Ault, Colo. 

Robert Marion Pence, b. Aug. 27, 1910, Jerome, Idaho; d. Mch. 
15, 1911. 

Robert Laurel Pence, b. Mch. 17, 1912, Ault, Colo. 

Adolphus Bernard Pence* (Robert Lincoln Pence', Robert Titus 
Pence^ John Pence'), b. May 26, 1889, Crab Orchard, Johnson Co., Neb.; 
attended military school about one year in Missouri and on Dec. 13, 1907, 
enlisted in the U. S. Army, 3rd Regiment, U. S. Infantry, Co. H., and after 
serving his term of three years, mostly in the Philippines, he was honorably 
discharged and worked as steam fitter in San Fancisco, Cal., for about one 
year. He is now with his parents at Ault, Colo. 

Pansy Pearl Pence* (Robert Lincoln Pence', Robert Titus Pence^ 
John Pence'), b. July 13, 1890, Brenner, Doniphan Co., Kan.; m. Aug. 19, 
1908, at Ault, Weld Co., Colo., Homer Bridges. They are living on a farm 
near Jerome, Idaho, and have one child: 

Richard Bridges, b. Aug. 12, 1909, Ault, Colo. 

Arthur Sherman Pence' (Robert Titus Pence", John Pence'), b. 
June 6, 1867, Rozetta, Henderson Co., 111.; partial college education. 
Lived with parents at Parkfield, Monterey, Cal., until the fall of 1889, 
when he entered the employ of the Southern Pacific Ry., where he served 
them as agent at several points in Oregon, until February, 1908, when he 
purchased a fruit farm at Hood River, Ore. He sold this at a profit and 
settled in Medford, Ore., till the spring of 1909, when he moved to Santa 
Cruz, Cal., where he resided two years. In January, 1910, he purchased 
an orange ranch at El Cajon, San Diego Co., Cal., where he now resides; 
m. Oct. 12, 1894, Miss Nellie Applegate, in Douglass Co., Oregon. They 
have one child : 

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100 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Richard Hamel Pence, b. Nov. 25, 1898 (Thanksgiving Day), 
Benton Co., Ore. 

Curtis M. Pence" (John Pence'), b. Jan. 6, 1819, Champaign Co., 
Ohio. He was not married. He died in Henderson Co., 111., Feb. 27, 1846, 
a little more than 27 years old. He is buried at the Rozetta Baptist 
Cemetery. 

Phebe Flowers Pence" (John Pence'), b. July 31, 1821, Bartholo- 
mew Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 23, 1848, Henderson Co., 111., Dexter Smith. He 
was born at Bolton, N. Y., March 16, 1818. He was one of God's noble- 
men. He and his family were highly esteemed, not only by his relatives, 
but by a wide circle of acquaintances. Congregational Church. The 
mother passed away on Oct. 8, 1863, and he followed February 22, 1887. 
They lived on a farm near Wayne, Henry Co., Iowa. 

Children of Phebe Flowers (Pence) and Dexter Smith, all born in 
Henry Co., Iowa: 

Elizabeth Mary Saiith, b. Aug. 6, 1849; d. Dec. 1, 1909. 
Caroline Martha Smith, b. Dec. 3, 1851. 
Charlotte Ev aline Smith, b. June 1, 1858. 

Charlotte Evaline Smith' (Phebe Flowers Pence f Smith )^ John 
Pence'), b. June 1, 1858, Wayne Co., Iowa; m. in Henry Co., Iowa, Feb 
28, 1884, Francis Allen. Congregational Church; Republican; Farmer. 
Mr. and Mrs. Allen have given their children a good education. Present 
address Crawfordsville, Washington Co., Iowa. 

Children of Charlotte Evaline (Smith) and Francis Allen: 

Phoebe Ann Allen, b. May 5, 1885, Henry Co., Iowa. 
Beulah Parsons Allen, b. May 3, 1890, Henry Co., Iowa. 

Andrew Jackson Pence' (John Pence'), b. in Illinois about 1828. 
The author has been unable to get exact information. Not married, went 
with the gold seekers to California in 1850 and died there about 1855. 
Said to have been buried at Pescadero, San Mateo Co., Cal., about 50 miles 
south of San Francisco. 

John Adams Pence" (John Pence'), b. Henderson Co., 111., Aug. 12, 
1830; m. Dec. 19, 1862, at Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111., Mary Ann 
Chapin. She died at Oquawka, 111., Apr. 7, 1895. There were no children. 
He is known as Captain John A. Pence, a title which came to him from 
service in the war of the Rebellion. He has lived most of his life in 
Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111. He was one of the company of about one 
hundred young men that, in 1850, crossed the plains with ox teams to 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 101 

California; for a more full account of which see the history of Robert Titus 
Pence'. He spent a few years in California and lived possibly a year on a 
farm in Missouri. When the war of the Rebellion came on he enlisted in 
the 7th Missouri Regiment, Cavalry, where he served two and a half years; 
was captured at Independence, Mo., was a prisoner about three months and 
was then mustered out of service. He attained the rank of 1st lieutenant. 
During the war, for a time, although only a lieutenant, he commanded a 
company and hence he has since been known as "Captain." Presbyterian; 
Republican; retired farmer, etc. His second marriage occurred May 28, 
1891, at Burlington, Iowa, when he was married to Miss Margaret Darnell. 
He is the only survivor, at the present time (1911) of the second generation 
named in this book, all the others having passed away), being now in his 
81st year. He resides at Oquawka, 111. 

Later — He died Mch. 8, 1912. He was said to be the first white 
child born in Henderson Co. (then a part of Warren Co.), 111. 

William Henry Pence' (John Pence'), b. Oct. 4, 1831, Henderson 
Co., 111.; m. Oct. 27, 1853, Henderson Co., 111., Adalina Babbitt. She 
died Dec. 20, 1891, at Clear Lake, Iowa. Lived some years in Henderson 
Co., 111.; a short time in Missouri, afterward (about 1868) moving to Cerro 
Gordo Co., Iowa. He was of a jovial disposition and very popular with 
his friends and acquaintances. Farmer. He died May 28, 1893, at Clear 
Lake, Iowa. 

Children of William Henry Pence and Adalina (Babbitt), all born in 
Henderson Co., 111., except Nellie Grace, who was born in Cerro Gordo 
Co., Iowa, and Lida F., who was born in Nodaway Co., Mo.: 

Eva Leone Pence, b. Feb. 11, 1855; d. Feb. 15, 1857. 

DoNizELLA Annie Pence, b. Aug. 4, 1857. 

WiLLARD Henry Pence, b. Oct. 12, 1858; d. Mch. 2, 1903. 

Edgar Ralph Pence, b. Dec. 1, 1861. 

Jessie Lillian Pence, b. Aug. 17, 1865; d. Dec. 28, 1892. 

Lida F. Pence, b. Aug. 29, 1868. 

Nellie Grace Pence, b. Sept. 3, 1872. 

Donizella Annie Pence' (William Henry Pence', John Pence'), 
b. Aug. 4, 1857, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Aug. 29, 1880, George W. Aldrich. 
Mr. Aldrich has passed away. She has, since his death, been interested in 
real estate transactions in Los Angeles, Cal., where she now resides. 

Children of Donizella Annie (Pence) and George W. Aldrich: 

Ivah Leone Aldrich, b. Feb. 5, 1882; d. Feb. 18, 1882. 

LiNAS De Clifford Aldrich, b. Sept. 5, 1883; d. Mch. 25, 1888. 



102 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Vera Grace Aldrich, b. June 10, 1886. 
Jessie Verna Aldrich, b. Feb. 25, 1889. 

Ver.\ Grace Aldrich' (Donizella Annie Pence (Aldrich)', William 
Henry Pence", John Pence'), b. June 10, 1886; m. July 18, 1906, Jesse 
Walter Warner. Present address Fresno, Cal., where Mr. Warner has been 
teaching in the High School. 

WiLL.^RD Hexry Pence' (William Henry Pence', John Pence'), b. 
Oct. 12, 1858, Henderson Co., 111.; m. Dec. — , 1887, Ma.son City, Iowa, 
^Minnie Harroun. He died at Fertile, Iowa, Mch. 21, 1903, and is buried 
there. 

Children of Willard Henry Pence and Minnie (Harroun), all born at 
Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, except Vida May, who was born at 
Fertile, Worth Co., Iowa: 

Ralph D. Pence, b. Jan. — , 1S88. 

Adaline L. Pence, b. , 1890; d. in infancy. 

Albion Ross Pence, b. , 1891, d. in infancy. 

Grace N. Pence, b. ,1892. 

Vida May Pence, b. , 1900. 

Edg.a^r Ralph Pence' (William Henry Pence^ John Pence'), b. , Hen- 
derson Co., 111., Dec. 1, 1861; m. Mch. 26, 1895, Clear Lake, Iowa., Cath- 
erine Liggett. Farmer and real estate dealer. Present address Mount 
Vernon, Skagit Co., Wash. 

Children of Edgar Ralph Pence and Catherine (Liggett) : 

Stanley Clair Pence, b. Jan. 19, 1896, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Merna G.ae Pence, b. May 24, 1899, Worth Co., Iowa. 

Ford Alexander Pence, b. Nov. 15, 1909, North Yakima, Wash. 

Jessie Lillian Pence' (William Henry Pence', John Pence'), b. Aug. 
17, 1865, Henderson Co., 111.; m. in Jan., 1885, George E. Barlow. She 
died Dec. 28, 1892. 

Children of Jessie Lillian (Pence) and George E. Barlow: 
Lester Pence Bablow, b. Dec. 2, 1886. 
Floyd E. Barlow, b. Feb. 13, 1889. 
Wayne R. Barlow, b. May 22, 1891. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 103 

Wayne R. Barlow* (Jessie Lillian Pence ( Barlow) ^ William Henry 
Pence', John Pence'), b. May 22, 1891, Monticello, Wis.; m. Aug. 7, 1909, 
San Francisco, Cal., Evelyn Pratt. Present address Portland, Ore. They 
have one child : 

AwiLDA G. B.ARLOW, b. June 24, 1910. 

LiDA F. Pence' (William Henry Pence", John Pence'), b. Aug. 29, 
1868; m. JSIch. 28, 1890, Garner, Hancock Co., Iowa, Frank L. Pierce. 
Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Children of Lida F. (Pence) and Frank L. Pierce, all born at Clear 
Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa: 

Byron G. Pierce, b. Jan. 25, 1891. 

Jessie L. Pierce, b. Apr. 12, 1892. 

Genevieve E. Pierce, b. Oct. 16, 1895; d. July 22, 1902. 

Amy Lou Pierce, b. Feb. 13, 1903. 

Nellie Grace Pence' (William Henry Pence"*, John Pence'), b. Sept. 
3, 1872, Pence Grove, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.; m. Apr. 7, 1894, Calmar, 
Iowa, George E. Barlow. Present address Clear Lake, Iowa. They have 
one child: 

Frances Marian Bari.ow, b. Mch. 25, 1904, at Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Caroline Pence" (John Pence'), b. Nov. 22, 1833, Henderson Co., 
111. (There is a tradition that she was born in Fort Pence during the 
Black Hawk Indian troubles); m. Feb. 11, 1852, Henderson Co., 111., 
George Shores. They lived for some time at Oquawka, 111., then for some 
time on what was known as the Sand Ridge, Des Moines Co., Iowa. The 
Sand Ridge was situate about two miles west of the Mississippi river, di- 
rectly opposite Oquawka, 111. This section of the country being near to 
the Mississippi bootom lands was a famous duck hunting region. She 
royally entertained many of her nephews during the duck hunting season, 
and no doubt any one of them who happens to read this little history of 
her will have that choky feeling that comes to one's throat when looking 
back to the happy days gone by. Some years ago they moved to a farm near 
Swan Creek, Warren Co., 111., where she died, Dec. 20, 1901, and was 
buried at Oquawka, 111. Her daughter Cora (Mrs. Luther B. Perry), who 
is now herself a widow, still resides here at Swan Creek with her children 
and her aged father, George Shores. 

Children of Caroline (Pence) and George Shores: 

Harriet Josephine Shores, b. Nov. 21, 1852, at Oquawka, 111. 

William Spencer Shores, b. July 29, 1854, at Oquawka, 111.; 
d. Oct. 10, 1856. 



104 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

Charlotte Parthenia Shores, b. May 1, 1856, at Oquawka, 111.; 
d. Oct. 25, 1856. 

Wn^LiAM Oscar Shores, b. Sept. 29, 1857, at Oquawka, 111. 

Clarence Stanley Shores, b. Feb. 11, 1859, at Oquawka, 111. 

Cora Adelaide Shores, b. Feb. 2, 1861, at Oquawka, 111. 

Clara Maude Shores, b. July 22, 1864, at Oquawka, 111.; d. Sept. 
5, 1866. 

Estella Maude Shores, b. Dec. 18, 1865, at Sand Ridge, Iowa. 

Harriet Josephine Shores' (Caroline Pence (Shores)', John 
Pence), b. Nov. 21, 1852, at Oquawka, 111.; m. Sept. 30, 1880, John Link. 
Present address La Harpe, 111. 

Children of Harriet Josephine (Shores) and John Link: 

Fannie Link, b. June 23, 1881, at La Harpe, 111. 

George Link, b. May 27, 1883, at La Harpe, 111. 

Leslie Link, b. Aug- 14, 1885, at La Harpe, 111.; d. Oct. 22, 1890. 

Ethel Link, b. Aug. 6, 1889, at La Harpe, 111. 

RoLLA Link, b. Aug. 22, 1893, at La Harpe, 111. 

Cllfford Link, b. Oct. 3, 1895, at La Harpe, 111. 

Fannie Link* (Harriet Josephine Shores (Link)\ Caroline Pence 
(Shores)", John Pence'), b. June 23, 1881, at La Harpe, Hancock Co., 111. ; 
high school education; m. June 7, 1902, Galesburg, 111., Harry Cather. 
Mr. Cather is a traveling salesman, in which business he has been engaged 
for the past fifteen years. They reside at La Harpe, Hancock Co., 111. 

Children of Fannie (Link) and Harry Cather: 

Nona Onelee Cather, b. Aug. 6, 1903, La Harpe, 111. 
Doris Eulalia Cather, b. Jan. 22, 1905, Dallas City, 111. 
Ila Madge Cather, b. Jan. 6, 1907, La Harpe, 111. 
Delmas Vail Cather, b. Oct. 22, 1909, La Harpe, 111. 

Willl-vm Oscar Shores' (Caroline Pence (Shores)^, John Pence'), 
b. Sept. 29, 1857, at Oquawka, 111.; m. May 30, 1889, Miranda Beckner. 
Present address Swan Creek, 111. 

Children of William Oscar Shores and Miranda (Beckner) : 

Harry A. Shores, b. Aug. 24, 1890, at Swan Creek, 111.; d. Dec. 
29, 1893. 

Cora Maude Shores, b. Sept. 5, 1892, at Swan Creek, 111. 



The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 105 

Cora Maude Shores' (William Oscar Shores', Caroline Pence 
(Shores)', John Pence'), b. Sept. 5, 1892, at Swan Creek, 111.; m. Aug. 4, 
1910, at Monmouth, 111., Carl Varner of Bushnell, 111., where they reside. 

Clarence Stanley Shores' (Caroline Pence (Shores)", John Pence'), 
b. Feb. 11, 1859, at Oquawka, 111.; m. Jan. 19, 1882 at Swan Creek, War- 
ren Co., 111., Mary E. Van Kirk. After marriage moved to Seward Co., 
Neb. He has lived in this county for the past twenty years, for ten years 
on a farm and for the last ten years at Utica, where he is now residing, be- 
ing engaged in the livery business and conducting a horse market. 

Children of Clarence Stanley Shores and Mary E. (Van Kirk) : 

Nellie May Shores, b. May 9, 1884, Warren Co., 111. 
Oscar Lloyd Shores, b. June 15, 1890, Seward Co., Neb. 
Grace Mabel Shores, b. Feb. 3, 1892, Seward Co., Neb. 
Warde Adrl\n Shores, b. July 17, 1893, Seward Co., Neb. 
Gail Cecil Shores, b. Aug. 1, 1895, Seward Co., Neb. 
Torrence Tate Shores, b. Jan. 12, 1898, Seward Co., Neb. 

Nellie May Shores' (Clarence Stanley Shores', Caroline Pence 
(Shores)', John Pence'), b. May 9, 1884, Warren Co., 111., near Swan 
Creek; graduated Utica High School, 1903. After teaching school for a 
short time she was married on Mch. 28, 1907, to Vince Landenberger. 
Lived in Utica, Neb., one year. Now residing on a farm four miles south 
of Utica, Seward Co., Neb. 

Cora Adelaide Shores' (Caroline Pence (Shores)', John Pence'), 
b. Feb. 2, 1861, at Oquawka, 111.; m. first, July 28, 1881, Youngstown, 111., 
Joseph Nichols; m. second, Luther B. Perry, at Roseville, 111., on Mch. 28, 
1889. He died July 8, 1904. She is now residing on a farm near Swan 
Creek, Warren Co., 111., with her children and her aged father, George 
Shores. Her son Sumner is assistant cashier in the Swan Creek Bank and 
Hazel is assistant in the Postoffice. 

Children of Cora Adelaide (Shores) and Joseph Nichols: 

George Adrian Nichols, b. Jan. 22, 1882 at Youngstown, 111. 

Children of Cora Adelaide (Shores) and Luther B. Perry: 

Sumner William Perry, b. Jan. 5, 1890, at Swan Creek, 111. 
Hazel Caroline Perry., b. Jan. 15, 1892, at Swan Creek, 111. 
Nealy Oden Perry, b. July 5, 1895, at Swan Creek, 111. 
Ruth Ona Perry, b. Oct. 24, 1900, at Swan Creek, 111. 



106 The History of Judge John Pence and Descendants 

EsTELLA Maude Shores' (Caroline Pence (Shores)"', John Pence'), 
b. Dec. 18, 1865, at Sand Ridge, Iowa; m. first, in Februar}', 1884, David 
Campbell; one child, see below. Second marriage, January, 1891, Harmon 
J. Sisson; no children. Third marria,2;e, ]May, 1899, Milton Y. Metcalfe; 
no children. Present address, Peoria, 111. 

Child of Estella Maude (Shores) and David Campbell: 
William Clarence Campbell, b. Oct. 9, 1887; d. Dec. 12, 1890. 

Charlotte Pence' (John Pence'), b. May 1, 1839, Henderson Co., 
111. She spent the first years of her life with her sister, Mrs. Dexter Smith, 
and on ISIarch 22, 1865, was married to John Kee Madden, at Oquawka, 
Henderson Co., 111. Conducted a hotel at Kirkwood, Warren Co., 111., 
from about Jan., 1868, to May 1, 1869. Kirkwood was then known as 
Young America. The author remembers getting many a square meal at 
this hotel in his younger days. Previous to living in Kirkwood, they re- 
sided some years at Oquawka, 111. In 1873 they moved to Watsonville, 
Cal. In 1885 they moved to San Francisco, where they resided until 
Apr. 18, 1906, the date of the great earthquake and fire, in which they 
lost everything they had accumulated during their married life. She had 
not been in good health for some time and this disaster was too great a shock 
for her and she passed away June 14, 1906, at Berkeley, Cal., and her re- 
mains were interred at Cyprus Lawn Cemetery, San Mateo Co., Cal. Her 
husband still survives and is living with their son Cuyler. Cuyler, a litho- 
grapher for 12 years, was obliged to retire from the business on account of 
his health and now owns a poultry ranch at Albany, Alameda Co., Cal. 
He has never married. The deceased daughter, Arminda, mentioned in the 
list below, is buried in the Masonic Cemetery at San Francisco. 

Children of Charlotte (Pence) and John Kee Madden: 

Robert Willis Madden, b. Jan. 4, 1866, Henderson Co., 111. 

Bertha Madden, b. Dec. 30, 1868, Warren Co., 111. 

Wilkes Cuyler Madden, b. Feb. 4, 1871, Henderson Co., 111. 

Arminda Madden, b. Jan. 24, 1881, Watsonville, Cal.; d. Apr. 
14, 1892. 

Robert Willis Madden' (Charlotte Pence (INIadden)", John Pence'), 
b. Jan. 4, 1866, Oquawka, Henderson Co., 111.; m. in 1906, Minnie Eng- 
land. Became a clerk in the U. S. Postoffice at San Francisco in 1887 and 
has steadily advanced until he now occupies the responsible position of 
Superintendent of Free Delivery at San Francisco, Cal.; was U. S. Post- 
office Inspector at Honolulu for one or two years about 1901. 

Bertila. Madden' (Charlotte Pence (Madden)', John Pence'), b. Dec. 
30, 1868, Warren Co., 111., at the town then known as Young America, now 
known as Kirkwood; m. May 21, 1891, James Burroughs Dean. They 



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own a drug business and reside at Stockton, Cal. They lived for some time 
at Lompoc, Santa Rosa and Petaluma, Cal. She was with her parents 
during the great San Francisco fire, April 18, 1906, and witnessed all the 
horrors of that great disaster, including the destruction of all her parents' 
household goods and treasures. 

Children of Bertha (Madden) and James Burroughs Dean: 

Minnie Dean, b. Aug. 20, 1892, at San Francisco, Cal. 

Ruth Dean, b. Mch. 29, 1894, at Lompoc, Cal. 

Herbert Burroughs Dean, b. Mch. 29, 1894, at Lompoc, Cal. 



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Geographical Index 

ARKANSAS. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Carlisle 


Lonoke 


Ella B. Himmelright (Guthrie) 


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Colton 

Colton 

Colton 

Colton 

Dos Palos 

El Cajon 

Fresno 

Hollister 

Long Beach . . . 
Long Beach . . . 
Los Angeles . . . 

Riverside 

San Miguel . . . 
San Bernardino. 

Stockton 

San Francisco. 
South Pasadena 



COUNTY 



San Bernardino 
San Bernardino 
San Bernardino 
San Bernardino 

Merced 

San Diego. . . . 

Fresno 

San Benito. . . . 
Los Angeles. . . 
Los Angeles . . . 
Los Angeles. . . 

Riverside 

San Luis Obispo 
San Bernardino 
San Joaquin. . 
San Francisco 
Los Angeles. . 



NAME 



Lorena Alice Wiltermood 

Pauline V. Wiltermood 

Willamina Wells (Morris) 

Angelina L. Hobert (Hiser) 

Robert W. Hartwell 

Arthur Sherman Pence 

Vera Grace Aldrich (Warner) 

Omer Marion Pence 

Rachel Ann Pence (John) 

John Myrten Pence 

Donizella Annie Pence (Aldrich) 

Arthur Gregory Pence 

Wallace Monroe Pence 

Jessie Rozella Goodwine (Robertson) 

Bertha Madden (Dean) 

Robert Willis Madden 

Clara Etta Osborne (Prescott) 



COLORADO. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Ault 


Weld 


Robert Lincoln Pence 


Colo. Springs. . 


El Paso 


Elizabeth E. Pence (Taylor) 


Colo. Springs. . 


El Paso 


Rachel S. Taylor (Curtis) 


Colo. Springs. . 


El Paso 


Nettie Beatrice Taylor (Mountain) 


Delta 


Delta 


Ada May Wells (McKinley) 


Denver 


Denver 


Kingsley Adolphus Pence 


Denver 


Denver 


Stephen Findley Umbarger 



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IDAHO. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Jerome 


Lincoln 


Pansy Pearl Pence (Bridges) 



ILLINOIS. 



TOWN 


COUNr 


1 NAME 


Aledo 


Mercer . . . 


.... Rosa Mae Beeding 


Buffalo Prairie. 


Rock Islan 


d. . . Frank Beeding 


Bushnell 


McDonoug 


h . . Cora Maude Shores (Varner) 


Cheneyville . . . 


Vermillion 


.... Ganear Evaline Butt (Guest) 


Danville 


Vermillion 


.... Pauline Viola Wiltermood 


De Kalb 


DeKalb . . 


.... Harrv Wells 


Elmhurst 


Dupage . . 


.... Ada Grace Osborne (Weller) 


Hoopeston .... 


Vermillion 


.... William Monroe Butt 


Hoopeston .... 


Vermillion 


.... Frank S. Goodwine 


Hoopeston .... 


Vermillion 


.... Olive B. Goodwine (Heaton) 


Hoopeston .... 


Vermillion 


.... Eva Muriel Hmimelright( Paul) 


Hoopeston .... 


Vermillion 


.... Ida M. Winegardner (Knighten) 


Joy 


Mercer . . 


.... Murlin Lee Beeding 


lov 


fiercer . . . 


.... ISIargaret Ada Hawkins (Knisley) 
.... Ida Florence Wells (Hawkins) 


J "/ 

Keithsburg . . . 


Mercer . . 


La Grange .... 


Cook . . . 


.... Harry Emmett Pollard 


La Harpe .... 


Hancock 


.... Harriet Josephine Shores (Link) 


La Harpe .... 


Hancock 


.... Fannie Link (Gather) 


Little York 


Warren . 


.... Eddy Ray Hawkins 


Monmouth .... 


Warren . 


.... Charles Beatv 


Monmouth .... 


Warren . 


Pearle May Pollard (Barr) 


Monmouth .... 


Warren . 


Delia Wells (Johnson) 


Oquawka 


Henderson 


.... Adolphus P. Beaty 


Oquawka 


Henderson 


.... Florence Annie Beaty (Patterson) 


Oquawka 


Henderson 


Eddv E. DeLaBar 


Oquawka 


Henderson 


.... Lelia Elnora Hawkins (Smith) 


Peoria 


Peoria . . 


.... Estella Maude Shores (Metcalfe) 


Reynolds 


Rock Islai 


id . . . George Beeding 


Reynolds 


Rock Islai 


id. . . Delia Mae Beeding 


Reynolds 


Rock Islai 


id. . . Wallace Beeding 


Rossville 


Vermillion 


.... Marv Catherine Goodwine 


Rossville 


Vermillion 


.... Sarah Elizabeth Goodwine (Winegardner) 


Rossville 


Vermillion 


.... Barbara J. Himmelright (Conner) 


Rossville 


Vermillion 


.... Clara Florence Himmelright (Grant) 


Rossville 


Vermillion 


.... Abner Winegardner 


Swan Creek . . . 


Warren . 


Cora Adelaide Shores (Perry) 


Swan Creek . . . 


Warren . 


William Oscar Shores 



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INDIANA. 



Ill 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Attica 


Fountain 


Ethel Cloe Small (Minglin) 


Fair Oaks 


Jasper 


Cyrus Franklin McAlister 


Frankfort .... 


Clinton 


Ina Gladys Pence (Alexander) 


Hedrick 


Warren 


Maud N. Crawford (Carpenter) 


Hedrick 


Warren 


Ruth B. Crawford (Sloan) 


Hedrick 


Warren 


Clara B. Goodwine (Crawford) 


Hedrick 


Warren 


Zara E. Pence 


Indianapolis . . 


Marion 


Winona Florence Guest (Jackson) 


New Richmond . 


Montgomery . . 


George Alexander Pence 


Pence 


Warren 


Albert R. Pence 


Pence 


Warren 


Annie S. Pence (McCandless) 


Pence 


Warren 


Curtis Monroe Pence 


Pence 


Warren 


Frank Robert Pence 


Pence 


Warren 


Nellie Crawford (McLaughlin) 


Pence 


Warren 


Newton Curtis Goodwine 


Pence 


Warren 


Nora Goodwine (Lakin) 


Pence 


Warren 


Sarah Elizabeth Goodwine (Ray) 


Reynolds 


White 


Rosetta Florence McAlister (Small) 


Rockville 


Parke 


Mary E. De Labar (Swaim) 


West Lebanon. 


Warren 


Emily Jane Pence (Roe) 


West Lebanon. 


Warren 


Gabriel Armstrong Pence 


West Lebanon. 


Warren 


George Lincoln Pence 


West Lebanon. 


Warren 


Jessie Eliza Pence 


West Lebanon. 


War/en 


John F. Pence 


West Lebanon. 


Warren 


Mabel Pence (De Bard) 


West Lebanon. 


Warren 


William Wallace Pence 


Williamsport . 


Warren 


Ethel Marguerite McAlister (Stewart) 







IOWA. 


TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Baldwin 


Tackson 


Hattie A. Pence (Barnes) 


Baldwin 


Jackson 


Napoleon Bonaparte Pence 


Burlington .... 


Des Moines . . . 


Maud Beaty (Peters) 


Burlington .... 


Des Moines. . . 


Mary Elizabeth Beeding (Drummond) 


Burlington .... 


Des Moines. . . 


Louis Napoleon Beeding 


Burlington .... 


Des Moines. . . 


Albert Drummond 


Burlington .... 


Des Moines. . . 


Lucy Wells (Beeding) 


Burlington (W) 


Des Moines . . . 


Tacob Floyd Kirkhart 


Clear Lake .... 


Cerro Gordo. . . 


Lvdia Emma Goodell (Davis) 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gordo . . . 


Hilda Rhodes (Hill) 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gordo . . . 


Dora Maud Osborne (Leach) 



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IOWA— Continued. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Clear Lake .... 


Cerro Gordo . . . 


George Willis Osborne 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


lona Pearl Osborne (Conklin) 


Clear Lake .... 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Lida F. Pence (Pierce) 


Clear Lake .... 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Mary Matilda Pence (Hubbard) 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Nellie Grace Pence (Barlow) 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Phoebe Jane Pence (Watts) 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Rose Fredretta Richardson (Orcutt) 


Clear Lake .... 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Allen F. Hubbard 


Clear Lake. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Roy Ward Richardson 


Clear Lake .... 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Burton L. Hubbard 


Crawfordsville . 


Washington 




Charlotte Evaline Smith (Allen) 


Denison 


Crawford . 




Martha Anna Mehaffey (Masters) 


Dubuque 


Dubuque . 




Byron Pence Richardson 


Fertile 


Worth . . . 




Charlotte Emeline Pence (Yokom) 


Fertile 


Worth ... 




Hannah Pence (Rhodes) 


Fertile 


Worth . . . 




John Pence 


Fertile 


Worth . . . 




Frank A. Rhodes 


Fertile 


Worth . . . 




John Fenton Rhodes 


Fort Dodge. . . . 


Webster . . 




Frank Boyd Hawkins 


Fort Dodge .... 


Webster . . 




Mary Louisiana Umbarger (Hoagland) 


Fort Madison. . 


Lee 




John Drummond 


Grundy Center.. 


Grundy . . 




Mildred Frances Pence (Albright) 


Hamptown .... 


Franklin . 




Claudius Fenton Osborne 


Hani on town . . 


Worth . . . 




Richard Haven Goodell 


Hanlontown . . 


Worth . . . 




John Willis Osborne 


Hanlontown . . 


Worth ... 




George Pierce Osborne 


Hanlontown . . 


Worth . . . 




Eliza Jane Pence (Richardson) 


Hanlontown . . 


Worth . . . 




Seth Gabriel Richardson 


Kensett 


Worth . . . 




Lavina M. La Vanway (Jensen) 


Laurel 


Marshall . 




Lawrence W. Pence 


Lowden 


Cedar .... 




Ethel Rhodes Reid 


Maquoketa . . . 


Jackson . . 




Blanche Mishler (Reynolds) 


Maquoketa . . . 


Tack?on . . 




Christa Alfaretta Pence 


Maquoketa . . . 


Tackson . . 




Martha Jane Pence (Mishler) 


Maquoketa . . . 


Tackson . . 




Mary Parmelia Pence (Frank) 


Maquoketa . . . 


Tackson . . 




William Thomas Pence 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Frances Maude La Vanway (Scott) 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Carrie E. Pence (Thompson) 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Jesse Gabriel Pence 


Mason City .... 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Lincoln Gabriel Pence 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Edna Myrtle Yokom (Winter) 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Jessie Mable Yokom (Holdren) 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gord 


0. . . 


Sarah Jane Pence (La Vanway) 



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TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gordo. . . 


Laura Llewella Yokom (Wallbaum) 


Mason City. . . . 


Cerro Gordo. . . 


Oila Vilora Yokom (Thompson) 


Mason City .... 


Cerro Gordo. . . 


Ruby May Olive Yokom (Humistom) 


Monmouth .... 


Jackson 


Phebe Pence (Wyrick) 


Monmouth .... 


Jackson 


Solomon J. Pence 


Oxford Junction 


Jones 


Melissa Pence (Mizour) 


Waterloo 


Blackhawk . . . 


Lloyd Everett Umbarger 


Woden 


Hancock 


Ralph Radway Richardson 



KANSAS. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Bogue 


Graham 


John Wesley Howard 
Kerck Anthony Howard 
George Washington Hobert 


Boerue .... 




Graham 


Chanute . . 




Neosho 


Cherryvale . 




Montgomery . . 


Grace Mary Taylor (O'Leary) 


Coffeyville . 




Montgomery . . 


Minnie L. Taylor (Taylor) 


Columbus . 




Cherokee 


Essie Leonora Mehaffey (Tanquary) 


Columbus . 




Cherokee 


Harry N. Mehaffey 


Columbus . 




Cherokee 


William Lee Mehaffey 


Dodge City 




Ford 


Albert Harry Hartwell 


Independence . 


Montgomery . . 


George Wallace Butt 


Independence . 


Montgomery . . 


Alicia A. Umbarger (Dabney) 


Jefferson 


Montgomery . . 


Florence Emerine Umbarger (Orr) 


Humboldt .... 


Allen 


Jerry W. Hobert 


Kincaid 


Anderson 


Clara Belle Beeding (Hobert) 
John Beeding 
Hubert L. Beeding 
Myron Orval Kirkhart 


Kincaid 


Anderson 


Kincaid 


Anderson 


Leavenworth . . 


Leavenworth . . 


Logan 


Phillips 

Phillips 

Shawnee 


Daisy Belle Brown (Avey) 
Thomas Anthony Howard 
Bertha Jean Howard 
Allen Wallace Deuel 


Logan 


Topeka 


Tyro 


Montgomery . . 
Montgomery . . 
Montgomery . . 
Montgomery . . 
Montgomery . . 
Montgomery . . 
Anderson 


Tyro 


Loyd Ira Deuel 

Mary Nancy Deuel 

Lydia Caroline Pence (Deuel) 

Francis Merrian Umbarger 

John Murril Umbarger 

Ida Florence Hobert (Lamb) 


Tyro 


Tyro 


Tyro 


Tyro 


Welda 







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MINNESOTA. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Carlton 

Cedar 


Carlton 

Anoka 


Elizabeth Yokom (Holmes) 

John Gabriel Butt 

Joel Gabriel Goodell 

Flossie Mae McAlister (Dibb) 

George Andrew McAlister 

Rosetta Cora McAlister (Richardson) 

Carrie Agnes Pence (Weir) 


Cohasset 

Glencoe 

Glencoe 

Glencoe 

Minneapolis . . 


Itasca 

McLeod 

McLeod 

McLeod 

Hennepin 


MISSOURL 


TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Joplin 

Kansas City . . . 

Lamar 

Lamar 

Lamar 

Milo 


Jasper 

Jackson 

Barton 

Barton 

Barton 

Vernon 

Newton 

St. Louis 

Scott 


Clara Ada Wells (Seyffert) 

Mrs. Harry G. Palmer 

Harry Oscar Wells 

Jessie Wells (Rader) 

William Henry Wells 

Phoebe Maria Beaty (Kirkhart) 

Millie Victoria Umbarger (Morehouse) 

Delia Drummond (Shirley) 

Katie Grace Small (Gault) 

Lena Charlotte Umbarger (Anderson) 


Neosho 

St. Louis 

Sikeston 


Westplains .... 


Howell 


MONTANA. 


TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Kalispell 

Kalispell 


Flathead 

Flathead 


Edith L. La Vanway (John) 
Laura Evelyn La Vanway (Greene) 


NEBRASKA. 


TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Beardwell .... 

Brewster 

Sargent 

Sargent 

Enterprise .... 


Brown 

Blaine 

Custer 

Custer 


Earnie C. Vv'ells 

Ora E. Wells 

Franklin Pierce Wells 

John Edgar Wells 

John Gabriel Booth 

John E. Pence 

Clarence Stanley Shores 

Nellie May Shores (Landenberger) 

Lewis W. Wells 

Raymond Wells 


Tekamah 


Burt 


Utica 

Utica 

Walworth 

Walworth .... 


Seward 

Seward 

Custer 

Custer 



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NORTH DAKOTA. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Dogden 

Minot 

McClusky 


McLean 

Ward 

Sheridan 


Ralph Arlo Pence 

John Robert Pence 

Glendola Marie Pence (Meuli) 





OKLAHOMA. 


TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Coy 


Woods 

Garfield 

Garfield 

Garfield 

Alfalfa 

Logan 

Canadian 


Eva Orinda Deuel (Schrock) 
Blanche Sophia Johnson (Tourtellot) 
Merton Saville Johnson 
Raymond Grover Johnson 
Roy William Pence 
Albert Lewis Deuel 
Thomas Doolittle Wells 
Levinnie E McLean 


Enid 

Enid 

Enid 

Jet 


Mulhall 

Okarche 

Sand Snrincs. . 


Stigler 


Haskell 


Merton Joseph La Vanway 



OREGON. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Dallas 


Polk 


Libbie Evenly Hubbard (Holmes) 


Haynes 


Wagoner 


Carrie Elsie Wells (Stubblefield) 


Mount Vernon. 


Grant 


Nancy Catherine Pence (Yokom) 


Mount Vernon. 


Grant 


Charles Leslie Yokom 


Mount Vernon. 


Grant 


Mary E. Yokom (Bailey) 


Pendleton .... 


Umatilla 


Robert Earned Pence 


Portland 


Multnomah . . . 


Wayne R. Barlow 


Tillamook .... 


Tillamook .... 


Dora Ellen Wells (Wilkes) 


Tillamook .... 


Tillamook .... 


Lillie Augusta Wells (Austin) 


Tillamook .... 


Tillamook .... 


Mattie Effie Wells (Edgebert) 



SOUTH DAKOTA. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Frederick . 
Frederick . 
Huron .... 


. . ., 


Brown 

Brown 

Beadle 

Edmunds 

Stanley 

Pennington . . . 


Allen Monroe Pence 
Silvia Bell Pence (Wiltsey) 
Ida May Richardson (Allen) 
Grace Rhodes (Gunn) 
Alice Nancy Pence (Winter) 
Wallace Sidney Pence 


Loyalton . . 




Philip 




Rapid City 




N. 


B.— 


Addresses given in 


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TEXAS. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


San Antonio. . . 




Walter Raymond Kirkhart 







WASHINGTON. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Baird 


Douglas 


Elium Orson McAlister 


Baird 


Douglas 


Horatio Talmage McAlister 


Grand View. . . 


Yakima 


John Augustine Hawkins 


Mt. Vernon . . . 


Skagit 


Edgar Ralph Pence 


Seattle 


King 


Ransom Grover McAlister 


Seattle 


King 


Cecil C. Butt 


Spokane 


Spokane 


Cora Frances Pence (Dempsey) 


Spokane 


Spokane 


Susan Mary Pence (Copeland) 


Spokane 


Spokane 


Mary Ett Rhodes (Tibbs) 


Spokane 


Spokane 


Dorothy D. Dempsey (Baker) 


Spokane 


Spokane 


Arthur Aden Yokom 


Sprague 


Lincoln 


Laura Georgiana Pence (Schrock) 



CANADA. 



TOWN 


COUNTY 


NAME 


Vancouver .... 


B. C 


Nancy Grace Richardson (Shields) 



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Index 



Pag-e 

Albright, Mildred Francis Pence, 70 

Dr. Joseph Raymond, 70 

Aldrich, Donizella Annie Pence, 101 

George W., 101 

Ivah Leone, 101 

Linas DeClifford, 101 

Vera Grace (Warner), 102 

Jessie Verna, 102 

Allen, Charlotte Evaline Smith, 100 

Francis, 100 

Phoebe Ann, 100 

Beulah Parsons, 100 

Ida May Richardson, 82 

John L., 82 

Ruby Blanche, 82 

Albion Richardson, 82 

Verle Kellogg, 82 

Alexander. Ina Gladys Pence, 59 

John R., 59 

Anderson, Lena Charlotte 

Umbarger, 70 

Charlie, 70 

Paul Leroy, 70 

Francis Winter, 70 

Ethel Grace, 70 

Robert Edward, 70 

Austin, Lillie Augusta Wells, 30 

Andrew M., 30 

Bruce M., 30 

A. Miles, 30 

Irma, 30 

Arline, 30 

Avey, Daisy Bell Brown, 24 

Albert, 24 

Ida Irene, 24 

Bertha Violet, 24 

Bailey, Mary E. Yokom, 75 

Harry L., 75 

Lola Irene, 75 

Baker, Dorothy Daphney Dempsey, 79 

George E.. 79 

Barbee, Mary Eliza Howard, 24 

Otho W., 24 

Guy, 24 

Clinton Earl, 24 

Floyd, 24 

Mary Eliza. 24 

Barlow, Jessie Lillian Pence, 102 

George E., 102 

Lester Pence, 102 

Floyd E., 102 

Wayne R., 102, 103 

Evelyn Pratt, 103 

Awilda G.. 103 

Nellie Grace Pence, 103 

George E., 103 

Frances Marian, 103 

Barnes, Hattie A. Pence, 90 

Thomas T., 90 

Barr. Pearl May Pollard, 95 

Luther, 95 

Beaty, Mary Pence, 39 

William. Captain, 39 

David Amos, 39 

Rachel, 42, 39 

Ezra, 42, 39 

Abagail Roberts, 39 

Phoebe Maria (Kirkhart), 40 

Hannah Spenser, 40, 39 

Adolphus P., 41, 40 

Florence Annie 

(Patterson), 42, 40 



Page 

Beaty, Nora Forbes, 41 

Charles, 41 

Maud (Peters), 41 

Smith Edwin, 41 

Nellie, 41 

Alice, 41 

Effie Gray, 41 

Edward Morris, 41 

Beeding, Albert, 26 

Arthur Dale, 26 

Annie Crose, 37 

Bessie Lucy, 28 

Bernice M., 29 

Cora May, 26 

Clara Belle (Hobart), 27,26 

Clarence, 28 

Delia Mae (Ripley), 26 

Dorothy June, 28 

Elizabeth Aiamandinger, 28 



Frank 
George, 
George Lee, 
Hubert Leslie, 
John, 

Jennie C. Stearns, 
James Coston, 
Lafayette, 
Lucy Wells, 
Lucy Jane, 
Louis Napoleon, 
Mary Elizabeth Hobart, 
Martha Ann Wells, 
Matthew. 

Maude Etta Lowman, 
Murlin Lee, 
Maggie Baker, 
Milo Everett, 
Maurice Lyman, 
Mary Kratz, 
Mary Elizabeth 
(Drummond), 
Mary Wilhelmina, 
Nellie Agnes, 
Rosa Mae (Sheese), 
Thomas, 
Wallace, 
Booth, Nancy Pence, 
Charles A., 
.lohn Gabriel, 
Arthur Leroy, 
Anna Ewing, 
Beryl Mae, 
Clarence, 
Bridges, Pansy Pearl Pence, 
Homer, 
Richard, 
Briggs, Cora Goodwine, 
Martin Francis, 
Nora Mae, 
Bessie Mabel. 
Harley Herman, 
Madge Elizabeth, 
Edith Leone, 
Brown, Bertha Jean Howard 
Frank, 

Daisy Bell (Avey), 
Rosy, 
Curtis. 
Brothly, Sarey Pence, 



Buck, Josie Elizabeth Pence, 

Charles Edward, 
Butt, Elizabeth Ann Pence, 



26, 28 
26 
28 
26 

25, 26 
26 
37 
26 
37 
37 
37 
26 
25 
25 
26 
28 
28 
28 
28 
29 

37 
37 
37 
28, 29 
37 

26, 29 
64 
64 
65 
65 
65 
65 
65 
99 
99 
99 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
24 
24 
24 
24 
24 
87 
87 
54  
54 
51 



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Butt. John Gabriel, 

George TVallace. 

Ganear Evaline (Guest), 

William Monroe. 

Julia Florence (Dice), 

Marv Penn, 

Alpha P., 

Cecil C, 

Olive Sperry, 

Velzie G., 

PvoUo L., 

Archie F.. 

Mary Elizabeth Grotjan, 

Arzella F., 

Ernest L.., 

Arthur L., 

Mary Emma Hinton, 

Eva May. 

Frank Aug^ust, 

Valeria Pearl, 

George Kenneth, 



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52, 51 
52,51 
52. 51 
52.51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
52 
52 
52 
52 
52 
52 
52 
52 
52 



Campbell, Estella Maude Shores. 106 

David, 106 

William Clarence. 106 

Carpenter. Maude N. Crawford. 49 

L. A., 49 

John Owen, 49 

C. Lois, 49 

Gather, Fannie Link, 104 

Harry. 104 

Nona Onalee. 104 

Doris Eulalia, 104 

Ila Madge, 104 

Delmas Vail. 104 

Conklin, lona Pearl Osborne, 73 

Loran. "^3 

Genevieve Maude, 73 

Jeanette Pearl, 74 

Roscoe Loran, 1 4 

Conner, Barbara J. Hlmmelright, 47 

Charley E.. 47 

Glen. 47 

Dorrial, 47 

May, 47 

Xina, 47 

Loyd, 47 

Copeland, Susan Mary Pence, j 6 

Samuel Gilbert, 76 

Earl Hugh, 76 

Lenora Lettie, 76 

L. D. Abner, 76 

Crawford, Clara V. Goodwlne, 48 

John H.. 48 

Gladys Barbara (York). 49 

Nellie (McLaughlin;, 49 

ilaude X. fCarpenter), 49 

Ruth B. (Sloan;, 49 

Freddie. 49 

Owen H., 49 

Beula v., 49 

Curtis, Lee Burdette, 69 

Rachel S., 69 

Dabney. Alice A. Umbarger, 64 

D. A., 64 

Davis, Lydia Emma (joodell, 84 

Francis Marion. 84 

Alfred, 84 

Roy, 84 

George Milton, 84 

Merle Francis, 84 

Alma Claudina, 84 

Dean, Bertha Madden. 106 

James Burroughs, 106 

Minnie, 107 

Ruth, 107 

Herbert Burroughs, 107 

DeBord, George E., 60 

Mabel. 60 

DeLabar. Rachel "Wells Howard, 22 



Page 

DeLabar, John. 22 

Leander Burr, 24, 22 

Martha A. (Rockwell), 24,22 

Mary E. (Swaim), 25, 22 

Eddy B., 25, 22 

Flora Amelia Clark, 25 

Clifford Ernest, 25 

Clarence Albert, 25 

Eddy Leroy. 25 

Leander Boyd, 25 

James William. 25 

Dempsey, Cora Frances Pence, 79 

(^orge Alark, 79 

Phoebe Bell, 79 

Cora Blanche, 79 

Dorothj- Daphne, 79 

Clarence Lavem, 79 

Levetta Edrass, 79 

(j€orge Wallace, 79 

Deuel, Lydia Caroline Pence, 85 

Benjamin. 85 

Eva Orinda (Schrock), 85 

Horace Pence, 86. 85 

Marv Xancy, 86, 85 

Albert Lewis, 86, 85 

Allen "Wallace, 86,85 

Loyd Ira, 86, 85 

Rebecca A. Lenhart, 86 

Nellie. 86 

Esther, 86 

Lula !Xay Knotts. 86 

Thelma J.. 86 

Irene G., 86 

Murl E.. 86 

Martha Pearl Patchen, 86 

Glen Wallace, 86 

Leonard, 86 

L«roy Benjamin, 86 

Rebecca A. Lenhart (Deuel), 86 

Dice, Julia Florence Butt, 52 

Frank, 52 

Retta Fay, 52 

Dibb. Flossie Mae McAlister, 55 

John. 55 

Vera Lenore, 55 

Drummond, Mary Elizabeth 

Beeding. 

Americus V., 

James W., 

Charles Lewis, 

Robert Hodson, 

Oscar, 

Albert, 

John, 

Delia (Shirley), 
Harry, 

Ida (i)live Olson, 
Dorothy Alberta, 
Goldie Almeda. 
Albert, Jr., 
Ethel Flnley, 
Omar, 
Dunn, Phoebe Jane Pence, 
Edwin F.. 
Wilbur R., 

Edgbert, Mattie Effie Wells, 
J. D., 
Beatrice Marie, 

Gladis May 
Nina Edna, 

Frank, Mary Parmelia Pence, 
Jacob Henry, 



37 
37 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
38 
78 
78 
79 

31 
31 
31 
31 
31 

88 
88 



Gault, Katie Grace Small, 57 

John Merriit, 57 

Ar.r.a Rosetia. 57, 75 

Goodell, E'.izabeth Pence Osborne, 72 

George. 72 

Mary Ett Pence, 84 



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Goodell, George ■Washington, 84 

Lydia Emma (Davis), S4 

Joel Gabriel, 84 

Richard Haven, 83, 84 

Phoebe Jane Class, 84 

Iva Ottis, 84 

Vinita, 85 

Leota, 85 

Philmon Class, 85 

Nancy, 85 

Mary Lyllian, 85 

John Milton, 85 

Lucy J. Kirk, 85 

Rua L., 85 

George W., 85 

Goodwine, Barbara Jane Pence, 44 

Abner, 44, 50 

George, 45 

Mary Catharine 

(Himmelright), 45 

Newton Curtis. 47, 45 
Sarah Elizabeth 

(Winegardner), 48, 45 

Bell, 45 
Clara V. (Crawford), 48,45 

Frank S., 50,45 

Allie Dice, 50 

Dice. 50 

Mildred, 50 

Harry, 50 

George J.. 50 

Olive B. (Heaton), 50, 45 
Nora (Pugh)- 

(Lakin), 50, 45 

Cora (Briggs), 51,45 

Leola J.. 45 

Harry M., 45 
Elizabeth A Eriggs, 47 
Jessie Rozella 

(Robertson), 47 

Pollie, 47 

Sarah Elizabeth (Ray), 47 

Leola, 47 

Gowdy, Esther A. Taylor, 69 

Harry. 69 

Grant, Clara Florence 

Himmelright, 46 

George Dutton. 46 

Mary Elizabeth. 46 

George Earl, 46 

Arnet Franklin, 46 

Edith Pearl, 46 

Lester, 46 

Greene. Laura Evelyn LaVanway, 66 

Ellsworth L., 66 

Theo Evelyn, 66 

Guest, Ganear Evaline Butt, 52 

Benjamin A., 52 

Winona Florence (Jackson), 52 

Ward Earl, 52 

George Martin, 52 

Gunn, Grace Rhodes, 82 

Roy, 82 

Guthrie, Ella B. Himmelright- 

Whicker, 46 

David E., 46 

Fred D., 46 

Robert F., 46 

Margaret E., 46 

Hanson, John. 91 

Mae Wynck, 91 

Hartman, Lydia A. Wells, 38 

Samuel L., 38 

George K., 38 

Hartwell, Eliza Eunice, 95 

William H., 95 

Albert Harry, 95 

Robert "William, 96, 95 
Gertrude Mariah 

"Williams, 9g 



Page 

Hartwell. Lila Alberta. 96 

Anne Dale Davis, 96 

Robert William, Jr., 96 

Anne Davis, 96 

Brace Frederick, 96 

Alvis Thomas, 32 

John Augustine, 32 

Hawkins, Ida Florence Wells. 32 

Frank Bovd, 32, 33 

Lelia Elnora (Smith), 33,32 
Margaret Ada 

(Knisley), 33,32 
Eddie Ray, 33, 32 
Katie May, 32 
Samuel Mickev, 32 
Ollaretta E.. Woods, 33 
Deloris Marce, 33 
Donald "Woods, 33 
Dorothy Florence, 33 
Estaline M., 34 
Lula Ethel Crook, 33 
Clarence Leroy. 33 
Sophia Anderson, 34 
Howard Clinton, 34 
Heaton, Elizabeth (Records- 
Pence), 21,17 
Olive B. Goodwine, 50 
Isaac Newton, 50 
Blaine Newton, 50 
Edna Elizabeth, 50 
Raymond Sester, 50 
Hevel, Emily Jane Pence. 43 
Albert Henrv, 43 
Elva Myrtle. 43 
Hill, Hilda Louise Rhodes, 81 
Roscoe, 81 
Frances Louise. 81 
Himmelright, Mary Catherine 

Goodwine. 45 

"William R., 45 
Ella B. ( Whicker) - 

(Guthrie), 45 
Eva Merrill 

(Paul), 46.45 
Clara Florence 

(Grant), 46,45 

Em-ma. 45 

Cora P., 45 
Barbara J. 

(Conner), 47, 45 

Edna N., 45 

Benjamin H., 45 

Leola, 45 

"William E., 45 

Ray N.. 45 

Hiser, Angelina Leona Hobert, 27 

Samuel Watson. 28 

Margaret Leota. 28 

Hoagland. Mary Louisiana 

Umbarger, 63 

John C 63 

Gladys, 63 

Helen, 63 

Mildred. 63 

Hobert. Clara Belle Beeding, 27 

William Holmes, 27 

Daisy Ethel, 27 

George Washington. 27 

Angelina Leona (Hiser), 27 

Neddie. 27 

Ida Florence (Lamb), 28. 27 

Jerry William. 28, 27 

Grover Cleveland, 27 

John Matthew, 27 

Lloyd Wells, 27 

Maud (Lee), 28 

Nancy Maud, 27 

Zula Mae. 27 

Elsie Maud Pistole, 27 

Lissie Belle. 27 

James Forest, 27 



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Page 


Hobert, Clarence Dell, 




27 


Johnson, Merton Saville, 


90 


Cora. May. 




27 




Lyna Hannah Cook. 


90 


Holdren, Jessie Mable Yokom, 




67 




Jean Elizabeth, 


90 


Cornelius McCoy, 




67 


Johns 


ton, Delia Wells, 


32 


Holmes, Elizabeth Yokom, 




67 




Gus, 


32 


Winfield, 




67 




Earl, 


32 


Lawrence, 




67 








Hugh A., 




67 


Kirkh 


art, Phoebe Maria Beaty, 


40 


Lytle, 




67 




Jacob M., 


40 


Rosco Arthur, 




67 




Harry Moore, 


40 


Libbie Evenly Hubbard 


f 


77 




Jacob Floyd. 


40 


Oscar Edwin, 




77 




Myron Orval, 


40 


Forest Francis, 




77 




Walter Raymond, 


40, 41 


Harold Edwin, 




77 




Joseph Amos. 


40 


Howard, Rachel Wells, 




22 




Edith May (Palmer), 


41, 40 


David J., 




22 




Carl Henry, 


40 


David C, 


23. 


22 




Eugene Percy. 


40 


Thomas Anthony, 


23, 


\ 22 




Elsie Mildred Peterson, 40 


Rebecca "Wheeling, 




23 




Mildred Bernice, 


40 


John Wesley, 




23 




Edith May, 


40 


George Wilbert, 




23 




Jessie Moore, 


40 


Bertha Jean (Brown), 


24, 


, 23 




Elsie Leona, 


40 


Robert, 




23 




Florence Lorain Leach, 41 


Oscar, 




23 




Myron Alphonso, 


41 


Mary Eliza (Barbee), 


24 


, 23 




Hattie Loura Newell, 


41 


Emma Clara Morrison, 




23 


Knighten, Ida Winegardner, 


48 


Kerck Anthony, 




23 




George. 


48 


Ruth, 




23 




Russell, 


48 


Maud Alica, 




23 


Knisley, Margaret Ada Hawkins 


33 


Eva Gertrude, 




23 




Fred, 


33 


Lilly Maude Lytle, 




23 




Wanda Blondelle, 


33 


Hubbard, Mary Matilda Pence, 




76 








William Henry, 




76 


Lakin 


, Nora Goodwine-Pugh, 


50 


Allen F., 




77 




James B., 


50 


Libbie Evenly (Holmes), 


77 




James F.. 


50 


Burton Lavern, 




77 




Cora May. ' 


50 


Ruby Theodore, 




77 


Lamb 


, Ida Florence Hobert, 


28 


Prudence Theodore, 




77 




Fred Campbell, 


28 


Mae C. Kirkwood, 




77 




Sylvia Leona, 


28 


Galleon W., 




77 




Bulah Juanita, 


28 


Lelend R., 




77 


Landenberger, Nellie May Shores, 105 


Avis L., 




77 




Vince. 


105 


Francis M., 




77 


LaVanway, Sarah Jane Pence, 


65, 66 


Sylvia Violet Lowe, 




77 




Francis W., 


65 


Lucell Evelyn, 




77 




Lavinia M. (Jensen 


), 65 


Burton, Leroy, 




77 




Edith L. (John), 


65 


Hurlburt, Bessie, 




92 




Merton Joseph, 


66. 65 


Ruth, 




92 




Frances Maude 




Christy, 




92 




(Scott), 


66, 65 


Humiston, Ruby May Olive Yokom, 


68 




Laura Evelyn 




Harry Lee. 




68 




(Greene), 


66, 65 


Harold Kingsley, 




68 




Thuey Pence, 


65 


Hurlburt. William, 




91 




Clara Jones. 


66 


Mae Wynck, 




91 


Leach 


, Dora Maud Osborne, 
Perry Norton, 


73 
73 


Jackson, Winona Florence Guest, 


52 




Claudie. 


73 


Charles, 




52 




Lurgis Norton, 


73 


Jensen, Lavinnia M. LaVanway, 


65 




Everett Eugene, 


73 


Nels L.. 




65 




Evelyn May. 


73 


Francis Clair, 




65 




Osborne Oliver, 


73 


Glen L., 




65 


Link, 


Harriet Josephine Shores 


, 104 


Floyd L., 




65 




John. 


104 


John, Edith L. LaVanway, 




65 




Fannie (Gather), 


104 


M. Ross, 




65 




George, 


104 


Jesse R., 




66 




Leslie, 


104 


Lee Dale, 




66 




Ethel. 


104 


Rachel Ann Pence. 




70 




Rolia. 


104 


Mark M., 




70 




Clifford. 


104 


Harrv D., 




71 








Myrtle G., 




71 


Madd( 


2n, Charlotte Pence, 


106 


Lee Dale, 








John Kee, 


106 


Johnson, Harriet Charlotte Pence, 


89 




Robert Willis. 


106 


Saville W.. 




89 




Bertha (Dean), 


106 


Merton Saville, 


90 


, 89 




Wilkes Cuyler, 


106 


Lillian Harriet, 




89 




A rminda 


106 


Blanche Sophia 








Minnie England, 


106 


(Tourtellot), 


90 


, 89 


Masters, Martha AnnaMehaffey, 


59, 60 


Raymond Grover, 


90 


, 89 




U. S., 


60 


Margaret Ann Gillen, 




90 




Ruth, 


60 


Marguerite Gillen, 




90 




Walter. 


60 


Gillen S., 




90 




Hazel W., 


60 



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Masters, Willie E., 60 

Maxwell, Rachel S. Taylor, 69 

Prank P., 69 

Mehaffey, Mary Eliza Pence, 59 

Robert S., 59 

Harry N., 59 

Essie L. (Tanquary), 59, 60 

Martha Anna 

(Masters), 59, 60 

Edward A., 59 

William Lee, 60, 59 

Julia Brigg-s, 59 

Harold Robert, 60 

Lelia Marguerite, 60 

Minnie Tanquary, 60 

Robert Pranklin, 60 
Metcalfe, Estella Maude-Campbell- 

Sisson, 106 

Milton Y., 106 

Meuli. Glendola Marie Pence, 89 

Henry D., 89 

Ming-lin, Ethel Cloe Small, 57 

Luther J., 57 

Florence Pearl, 57 

Mishler, Martha Jane Pence, 87 

D. C. 87 

Blanche (Raynolds), 87 

Mizour, Melissa Pence, 92 

Joseph, 92 

Morehouse, Millie Victoria 

Umbarger, 63 

Oscar Huntly. 63 

George Bartley, 63 

Harry Thrapp, 63 

Millie Lenore, 63 

David Wakeman, 63 

Cynthia Kate, 63 

Morris, Willamina Wells, 39 

Isaac, 39 

Mountain, Nettie Beatrice Taylor, 69 

John Wesley, 69 

McAlister, Catherine Pence, 54 

Martin V., 54 

George Andrew, 54 

Cyrus Pranklin, 55, 54 

Harvey Monroe, 56, 54 

Mary Ellen, 54 

Charles William, 56, 54 
Rosetta Florence 

(Small), 57, 54 

Lucinda Strickland, 54 
Rosetta Cora 

(Richardson), 55 

Harry Leroy, 55 

Flossie Mae (Dibb), 55 
Cyntha Arminda Elijah, 55 

Ransom Grover, 55 

Elium Orsen, 55 

Horatio Talmage, 56, 55 

Martin Elijah. 55 

Hazel Irene Swank, 56 

Mary C. Miller, 5 6 

Effie Zora. 56 
Ethel Marguerite 

(Stewart), 56 

John Ericson, 56 

Lemuel Martin, 56 

Charles Henry, 56 

Harry Curtis, 56 

Haverean, 56 

Rena Small, 57 

McCandless, Annie S. Pence, 54 

Ernest, 54 

Orpha Irene, 54 

McKinley, Ada May Wells, 36 

H. Robert, 36 

Julia Rose. 36 

Edith Lou. 36 

McLaughlin. Nellie Crawford, 49 

Clayton, 49 



Page 

McLaughlin, Kenneth Clayton, 49 

McLean, Levinnia, 62 

D. C, 62 

Nichols, Cora Adelaide Shores, 105 

Joseph, 105 

George Adrian, 105 

O'Leary, Grace Mary Taylor, 69 

John Thomas, 69 

John Michael. 69 

William Joseph, 69 

Grace Mary, 69 

.James Timothy, 69 

Orcutt, Rose Predretta Richardson, 83 

Jacob, 83 

Frank, 83 

Vernon, 83 

Bernard, 83 

Orr, Florence Emerine Umbarger, 63 

Grayson Thomas, 63 

Ethel Prudence, 63 

Blanche Alda, 63 

Everett Bean, 64 

Grayson Henry, 64 

Alice Alpha, 64 

Elta May, 64 

Osborne, Elizabeth Pence, 71 

Richard, 71 

James C, 72 

George Pierce, 72 

John Willis, 74, 72 

Fenton, 72 

Richard, 72 

Emma, 72 

Ann E. Booth, 72 

Clara Etta (Prescott), 72 

Ada Grace (Weller), 73, 72 

Claudius Fenton, 73,72 

Dora Maude (Leach), 73,72 

lona Pearl (Conklin), 73,72 

George Willis, 74, 72 

Hazelle Ann, 72 

Catherine Lang, 73 

Gail Marce, 73 

Daisie Whitney, 74 

Virgil Willis, 74 

Daisie Anona, 74 

Mary E. Sprinkle, 74 

Jimmie. 74 

John Max, 74 

Aaron Miles, 74 

Palmer, Edith May, 41 

Harry G., 41 

Patterson, Florence Annie Beaty, 42 

Harry Norton, 42 

Paul, Eva Muriel Himmelright, 46 

William J., 46 

Nellie Pearl, 46 

Donald Goodwine, 46 

Harold McG, 46 

Helen, 46 

Pence, Abner William, 59, 58 

Abner Wyatt, 58 

Adeline L., 102 

Adelina Babbitt, 101 

Adolphus Chester, 97 

Adolphus Bernard, 99, 98 

Albert R., 59, 58 

Albion Ross, 102 

Alice Nancy (Winter), 80,76 

Allen Monroe, 44, 43 

Allen Wallace, 76,21,87,61 

Alley Luella, 74 

Alpha R. (Tlrane, 58 

Amanda Evans, 53 

Andrew J., 100, 21 

Anna (Norman), 

Anna Molder, 90 

Annie Laura Gregory, 97 



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Pence, Annie S. (McCandless), 54, 53 

Ant}iony, 43 

Arline, 88 

Arthur C, 70, 62 

Arthur Gregory, 97 

Arthur Sherman, 99, 94 

Ava R. Kidd, 59 
Barbara Jane 

(Goodwine), 44, 42 

Bell Truesdell Taylor, 78 

Benjamin H., 92 

Bernice Edna, 53 

Bernice L., 78 

Beulah May, 53 

Blanche Clute. 80 

Blanche Elizabeth. 71 
Blanche Myrtle Thompson, 78 

Caroline (Shores), 103,21 

Caroline Cobb, 76 

Carrie Agnes (Weir), 79, 76 

Carrie E. (Thompson), 78 

Carrie May Beeman. 98 

Catherine (McAlister), 54,43 

Catherine Liggett, 102 

Charley Wiley, 75 

Charles Wilbur, 59 

Charlotte (Madden), 106,21 
Charlotte Emeline 

(Yokom), 66,62 

Chester Adolphus, 97 

Chester Arthur, 71 

Christa Alfaretta, 88 

Christana, 91 

(^larie Minnie, 74 

Clay Belle, 43 

Clifford McKinley, 71 
Cora Frances 

(Dempsey), 79, 76 

Christina Moler, 87 
Curtis M.. 43,21,100,42,92.91 

Cyntha A., 91 

Cynthia Mickle, 70 

Daisy Garnet, 99 

Delia McCandless, 58 
Donizella Annie (Aldrich), 101 

Edgar Ralph, 102, 101 

Edna Edith, 53 

Eliza Eunice (Hartwell), 95, 94 

Eliza Glancy, 92 

Eliza Jane (Richardson), 82, 61 

Elizabeth (Wells). 21, 20 
Elizabeth (Osborne) - 

(Goodell), 71.61 

Elizabeth Ann (Butt), 51,43 

Elizabeth Conger, 92 

Elizabeth E. (Taylor), 68,62 
Elizabeth Heaton- 

Records, 17, 21 

Elizabeth (Steinbarger), 20 

Elizabeth Watson, 90 

Ella A. Tigh, 92 

Ella E. (Umbarger), 69, 62 

Ella Watson, 88 

Emma Jane McKenney, 97 

Emma McDoTvell, 71 
Emily Jane (Hevel)-(Roe), 43 

Erie D., 78 

Ernest Everett, 53 

Eulalo Pearl, 53 

Eva Leone, 101 

Eve Piper, 15, 20 

Flora M. Horth, 94 

Florence Amanda, 53 

Florence Eloise, 88 

Ford Alexander, 102 

Frances Pearl, 99 

Frank A., 90 

Frank Edwin, 43 

Frank Robert, 58 
Gabrial, 61, 21, 57, 43, 62 

Gabrial Armstrong, 53 



Page 

Pence, Gabriel J., 86, 61 

Ganor Romine, 42 

Genevieve A. Lamed, 98 
George, 42, 20, 74, 61 

George Alexander, 58 

George Harrison, 53 

George Lincoln, 43, 60 

Georgia, 70 

Gertrude Truesdell, 78 

Gladys. 44 
Glendola Marie (Meuli), 89,88 
Goldie Marie McRoberts, 88 

Grace, 44 

Grace N.. 102 

Halley Eloine, 71 

Hannah (Rhodes), 80, 61 

Hannah Beer, 91 

Harold McCandless, 58 

Harold Titut, 98 
Harriet Charlotte 

(Johnson), 89,87 

Harriette Pierce, 71 

Harry Earl, 44 

Harry S.. 94, 43 

Hattie A. (Barnes), 90 
Ina Gladys (Alexander), 59 

Inez Louisiana, 71 

Isabelle Opal, 99 

Jesse Gabriel, 78 

Jessie Eliza. 54, 53 
Jessie Lillian 

(Barlow), 102,101 

Judge John, 15 

John, 61 
John Adams, 100, 21 

John E., 77, 76 

John F., 53 

John G., 78 

John Harrison, 43 

John Lincoln, 78 

John Mvrten, 71, 62 

John Robert, 89,88 

John Wallace, 97 

Josephine Pierce, 71 

Joseph. 91 
Josie Elizabeth (Buck), 53,54 

Juarez Beeman, 98 

Julia M. Beane, 97 
Kate Agnes Stevenson, 53 

Kingsley Adolphus, 96, 94 
Laura Georgiana (Schrock), 75 

Laura Mae, 70 

Lavinna, 91 

Lawrence W., 71, 62 

Lawrence Waldo, 71 

Lefrona, 91 

Lenora Elizabeth, 75 

Leo, 60 

Leslie Eldon, 97 
Levinnie E. (Umbarger), 62 
Lida F. (Pierce), 103,101 

Lillian Eliza Hall, 78 

Lincoln G., 78 

Lincoln Gabriel, 78, 76 

Locah Ann, 53 

Lois Grace, 71 

Lola Marie, 58 

Louisa A. Mehaffey, 57 

Louisiana Lock, 61 

Lucinda, 91 
Lucinda Marguerite 

Shawcross, 53 

Lydia Ann (Stevens), 87, 21 
Lydia Caroline (Deuel), 85,61 

Mabel (DeBord), 60 

Maggie Wyatt, 58 

Maida, 88 

Margaret Darnell, 101 

Margaret Louise, 59 

Margarette Gertrude, 53 

Marguerite Garnett, 99 



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Pence, Marion Kegley, 74 

Martha Jane (Mishler), 87 

Martin S., 92 

Mary (Beaty), 39,20 
Mary Alfaretta Campbell, 88 

Mary Ann Cliapin, 100 

Mary Eliza (Mehaffev), 59,43 

Mary Elizabeth Duke, 96 

Mary Ett (Goodell), 84, 61 
Mary Matilda (Hubbard), 76 

Mary Parmelia (Prank), 88,87 

Mary Susan a, 44 

Mary Swisher, 42 

Mary W., 78 

Mattie M. Plesher, 60 

Melissa (Mizour), 92, 91 

Merna Gal, 102 

Merton S., 92 

Mildred C, 78 
Mildred Prances (Albright), 70 

Mildred Irene, 97 

Minerva Sheldon, 92 

Minnie Harroun, 102 

Monroe Conger, 97 

Montanna, 92, 91 

Nancy (Booth), 64,62 
Nancy Catherine 

(Tokom), 75, 74 

Nancy McConel, 61 

Napoleon Bonaparte, 90, 87 

Nellie Applegate, 99 
Nellie Grace (Barlow), 103,101 

Ne'wton Herald, 53 

Norman Phillip, 97 

Omar Kingsley, . 98 

Omer Marion 97, 94 

Otto Levi, 59 

Pansy Pearl (Bridges), 99,98 

Pearl May. 44 
Phebe Plowers (Smith), 100, 21 

Phebe (Wyrick), 91 
Phoebe Isabel (Pollard), 94 
Phoebe Jane (Dunn)- 

(Watts), 78,76 

Rachel, 92 

Rachel Ann, 61, 62 

Rachel Ann (John), 62.70 

Ralph Arlo, 88 

Ralph D., 102 

Richard Hamel, 100 

Robert Byron, 97 

Robert Hartwell, 94 

Robert Larned. 99, 98 

Robert Laurel, 99 
Robert Lincoln, 98,93,94 

Robert Marion, 99 

Robert Monroe, 44 

Robert Titus, 92, 21 

Roseta May Gady, 44 

Roslvn Claud, 59 

Roy William, 88 

Ruby Marian, 97 

Sarepta Isabelle Coffee, 99 

Sarah Jane (LaVanway). 65, 62 

Sarey (Brothly), 87,21 

Solomon, 92 

Solomon J., 90, 21 

Solomon J., 92, 91 

Stanley Clair, 102 

Susan Btenire. 43 

Susan Mary ((iJopeland), 76, 75 

Susana Kegley, 74 

Sylvia Bell. 44 

Tacy Elvira, 94 

Thelma Margaret, 71 

Thomas Pranklin, 44 

Vida May, 102 

Violet Opal, 99 

Wallace Monroe, 98,94 

Wallace Sidney, 80, 76 
Willard Henry, 101,102 



Pence, William Henry, 101,21 

William Thomas, 88, 87 

William Wallace, 53,43 

Zara E., 58 

Zelpha Maud, 58 

Ziller Cronkhite, 59 

Perry, Cora Adelaide Shores- 
Nichols, 105 
Luther B.. 105 
Sumner William, 105 
Hazel Caroline, 105 
Nealy Oden, 105 
Ruth Ona, 105 

Peters, Maud Beaty, 41 

Morris. 42 

Pierce, Lida P. Pence, 103 

Prank L., 103 

Byron G., 103 

Jessie L., 103 

Genevieve E., 103 

Amy Lou, 103 

Piper, Eve (Pence), 15 

Pollard, Phoebe Isabel Pence, 94 

Cyrenius C, 94 

Pearle May (Barr), 95 

Harry Emmett, 95 
Margaret Evelyn Sackett, 95 



Evelyn Lucille, 
Robert Charles, 
Prescott, Clara Etta Osborne, 
E. H., 
Vere lona, 
Lela Grace, 
Doris Emely, 
Claire Eugene, 
Pugh, Nora Goodwine, 
Alvin S., 
John A., 



Ray, 



Rader, Jessie Wells, 
Roy L., 
Wells R.. 
Sarah Elizabeth Goodwin 
Charles. 
Evaline Elizabeth, 
Records, Elizabeth Heaton 
(Pence), 
Thomas. 
Spencer, 
Reid, Ella May Rhodes, 
Joseph Delano, 
Ethel Rhodes, 
Reynolds, Blanche Mishler, 

Charles, 
Rhodes, Hannah Pence, 
William. 
John Penton, 
Ella May (Reid), 
Prank A., 

Mary Ett (Tibbs), 
Clara, 
Laura, 
Lydia, 

Grace (Gunn), 
Dora E. Kirk, 
Hilda Louise (Hill), 
Albion William, 
James Penton, 
Minard, 
Richardson, Rosetta Cora 
McAlister, 
Prederic O., 
Glen Harry. 
Dorothy June, 
Eliza Jane Pence, 
Byron Gordon, 
Otis Allen. 
Seth Gabriel, 
Ida May (Allen), 
Ralph Radway, 
Roy Ward, 



e, 



95 
95 
72 
72 
72 
72 
72 
72 
50 
50 
50 

31 
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(Orcutt), 83,82 

Nancy Grace 

(Shields), 83. 82 

Byron Pence, 84, 82 

Clai-a Sprinkle, 82 

Marion Ladd, 83 

.Joseph Lynn, 83 

Lee Donald, 83 

Aaron Byron, 83 

Ruth Roseland, 83 

Ethel Mitir, 83 

Alice May, 83 

Jay, 83 

Llla Lorein, 83 

Ida Helen Schichtl, 84 

Ripley, Delia Mae Beeding, 26 

Dow, 27 

George Lyle. 27 

Robertson, Jessie Rozella 

Goodwine, 47 

Charles, 47 

Roe. Emily Jane Pence-Hevel, 43 

Charles Edgar, 43 

KIsie Agnes, 43 

Blva Susana, 43 

Rockwell, Martha A. DeLabar, 24 

George, 24 



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J. B., 
Joseph C, 
Elmer P., 
Nina Oren, 
Vera Viola, 
Kathryn. 

Eva Orinda Deuel, 
Ephraim, 
Guy Alford, 
Bernice May, 
Frances Maude La Van way, 
Charles Burdette, 
Ijouis Clark, 
Francis Burdette. 
Seyffert, Clara Ada Wells, 
August H. H., 
Willis Adolph, 
Mary Margret, 
Martha Amelia, 
Ora Albertha, 
Charles Augustine, 
Lorena Viola, 
Wallace Wells. 
Sheese, Rosa Mae Beeding, 
Omer, 

Chester Cecil, 
Ralph Edward, 
.Jetta Corinne, 
Shields, Nancy Grace Richardson, 
John W.. 
Norman Gail, 
Donald Gabriel, 
Ruth. 

Byron Taft, 
Delia Drummond, 
Omer H., 
Shores, Caroline Pence, 
George, 
Harriet Josephine 

(Link), 
William Spencer, 
Charlotte Parthenia, 
William Oscar. 
Clarence Stanley. 105 

Cora Adelaide (Nichols)- 

fPerry). 105,104 

Clara Maud, 104 

Estella Maud (Campbell) - 

(Sisson)-rMetcalfe), 106,104 
Mirnnds Beckner, 104 

Harry A., 104 



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Mary 10. Vankirk, 105 

Nellie May 

(Landenberger), 105 

Oscar Lloyd, 105 

Grace Mabel, 105 

Warde Adrian, 105 

Gail Cecil, 105 

Torrence Tate, 105 

Sisson, E.Stella Maud Shores, 106 

Harmon J., 106 

Sloan, Ruth B. Crawford, 49 

Hobart, 50 

Kalman, 50 

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Jolin Nelson, 

Ethel Cloe (Minglin), 

Lloyd Elium, 

Gr-orge Harvey, 

Alpha Offer, 

Only Three, 

Katie Grace (Gault), 

Ebb Martin, 

William Franklin, 

Walter Lee, 

Mariah Fannie, 
Smith, Phebe Flowers Pence, 

Dexter, 

Elizabeth Mary, 

Caroline Martha, 

Charlotte Evaline (Allen), 

Lelia EInora Hawkins, 

Lewis Arthur, 

Estillene Louise, 

Maud Pauline, 

Louis Edward, 
Stevens, Lydia Ann Pence, 
Robert, 
Elizabeth, 



Stewart, Ethel Marguerite 
McAlister, 
Richard Lem, 
Richard Paul, 
Bertha Florence, 
Harold Eugene, 
Clarence Orval, 
Steinbarger, Elizabeth Pence, 
Stubblefield, Carrie Elsie (Wells), 

G. W., 
Swaim, Mary E. DeLabar, 
Quincy, 
Alice Louise, 



Tanquary, Essie Leona Mehaffey, 60 

William H., 60 

Floyed H., 60 

Taylor, Elizabeth E. Pence, 68 

Herman .!., 68 

Grace Mary (O'Leary), 69,68 

Esther A. (Gowdy), 69,68 

Fi'ances H.. 68 

Minnie L. rTaylor), 69,68 

Nettie Beatrice 

(Mountain), 69, 68 
Rachel S. (Maxwell)- 

(Curtis), 69, 68 

Minnie L. Taylor, 68, 69 

Omar M., 69 

Gwendolyn Ellen, 69 

Thompson, Oila Vilora Yokom, 68 

William James, 68 

Thomas Jesse,  68 

Juhn Leroy, 68 

Violet Eleanor. 68 

Carrie E. Pence, 78 

John Edward, 78 

Tibbs, Mary Ett Rhodes, 81 

Willet E., 81 

Lloyd. 81 

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Hanriette Lacy. S** 

TPoTothy Blanche, 99 

tfmbarser, Alice A. CDabner). fi2, 94 

ATtfiUT, 92 

Bemice Martba 

Ajnick, «4 

Chester "Wlnford, «4 

Cl&rence HarlCKW, «9 

Ella E. Pence, «9 

Etbe! Zelda Parker, T'; 

Florence E. Ball, -.4 

Floyd Francis, -. 4 

Floyd Ralph. -:4 

Florence Ermine 

(Orr). 
Francis Merrian, 
John Henry, 
John Mnrril. 
Levinnie E. Pence, 
l>ydia Christina Barber, 
LemneL S., 
L.awTence Melvln, 
Lena CTharlotte 

(Anderson). 
Loyd Everett, 
Mary Louisiana 

(Hoagland), -- 

M. Charles, 
Millie Victoria 

Morehonsce), -. - 

Prudence, 
Ralph Edgar. 
Stephen Flndley. €2 

Viola Pansy, 

Vamer, Cora Maude Shores, 
CarL 

'Wallbanm. Lanra Llewella T 
Conrad Carl, 
Ernest EHmer, 
EHsie Flora, 

Warner, Vera Grace Aldrlch, 1 

Jesse Walter, 1 
Watts, Phoebe Jane Pence-D , - - 
W^illiam, 
Venice JL, 
Herbert, 
Weir, Carrie AgTies Pence. 

John Harney. .S 

Genevieve, 79 

Weller, Ada Grace Osborne, TZ 

W. S., 73 

George Sterling, 73 

Bertram Oabome, 73 

Margrette Ann. 73 

William Stanley, 73 

Wells, Augustine 22, 36, 29 

Amanda Ellen Cook, 29 

Archie, 34 

Ada May (McKlnley), 36 

Benjamin Franklin, 30 

Bell Marsh. 35 

Clara Ada (Seyffert), 3«, 29 

Carrie Elsie (Stabblefield), 39 

Claade, 31 

Charles. 31, 36 

Cora Ada, 30 

Clyde, 32 

Cora May, 35 

Dora Ellen (Wilkes), 30 

Delia (Johnston), 32 

Eliza, 22 

Elizabeth, 22 

Elizabeth Pence, 21 

Eliza Countryman, 31 

Emma E. Upton, 34 

Elamie C, 34, 35 

Edna L.. 34 



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Earl L, 
Esther. 

Eunice Luretta, 
Franklin Pierce, 29, 

F^y Marie Sill, 
Frank &, 
Frank Willis, 
George W^ 
Gertie Olive Doty, 
Gertrude R. Marsh. 
Gladys Lotiise, 
Harry Oscar, 
Harry, 
Ida Florence 
(Havrkins). 
John, 
Jessie Bill 

( Wiltermood) , 
John Edgar. 
Jessie (Rader), 
Julia C^le, 
James Alvin, 
Kirk, 

Lydia A. (Hartman), 
LAicy (Beeding). 
Lillie Augusta (Austin), 
Lara Cole, 
Leiwis W^ 
Lee, 

Louisa C. Bitter, 
Lorence, 
Lanra Maud, 
Maria A., 
Mary Margaret, 
Martha Ann (Beeding), 
Martha Jane Beeding, 
Marie Isabelle, 
Mattie Bflie (Edgfaert), 
Mildred L E., 
Nathanial Augustine, 
Ora E., 
Ora. 

Raymond. 
Rachael Ho^rard 

(DeLabar), 
Ralph, 
Thomas, 

Thomas Dooiittie, 21, 

Thomas Everett, 
Vera, 

Willamina (Morris), 
W^illie. 

William Henry. 
W^iUiam (Morris), 
Whicker, Ella D. Hlmmelright, 
James, 

W-'-'ia^ni Abner, 
r.:.-:;e .June 
Wilkea Dora Ellen Wells, 
Albert E., 
Jirr.es A^h'^rt, 
Cr:'s-:e Alh^^rtia, 
Mable Eiler., 
Myrtle Emery. 
Wiltermood, Jessie Belle Wells, 
John A.. 
Pauline Viola, 
Lorena Alice, 
Wlltsey, Sylvia Bell, 

Ira, 
Winegardner, Sarah Elizabeth 
(Jood^rine, 
Joseph R.. 
Ida M. (Knlghten 
Abner, 
Grant, 
Sherman, 
Susie Norton, 
Ava Fay, 
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Ethel Virginia, 


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Winter. Alice Nancy Pence, 


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Orin S.. 


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Edna Myrtle Yokom, 


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Tod J., 


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Wright. Jacob, 


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Montana, 


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Wyrick, Phebe Pence, 


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David Alexander, 


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William. 


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Solomon, 


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Joseph, 


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Mae, 


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Tokom, Charlotte Emeline Pence, 66 

John Smith. 66 
Laura Llewella 

(Wallbaum), 66. 67 

Elizabeth (Holmes), 66. 67 

John William, 67, 66 

Jessie Mable (Holdren), 67, 66 

Arthur Aden, 67 

Edna Myrtle (Winter), 68. 67 



Oila Vilora 
(Thompson). 

Ruby May Olive 
(Humiston), 

Daisy Fay, 

Charlotte Ada, 

Ina Mitchell, 

Alice lola. 

Prank Leon, 

Nancy Catherine Pence, 

Dexter Aden, 

George Pow^ell, 

Charles Leslie, 

Mary E. (Bailey), 

A. C. in, 

Minnie Scheel, 

Orval Dexter, 

Hazel May Kenealy. 
York, Gladys Barbara Crawford 
Lee, 

Clara I., 
Oland J., 
Lawrence J., 
Harry N., 
Frances G., 



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