Mary Elizabeth Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. July 28, 1846, d. May 29, 1929
FatherCharles Conner1,2 b. December 5, 1806
MotherMary Ann Cross1,2 b. circa 1811, d. before June 22, 1880
     Mary Elizabeth Conner was buried at Lostine Cemetery, Lostine, Wallowa Co., Oregon; Her tombstone has her death date as Jun 1, 1929.4,5 She was born on July 28, 1846 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,3,4,5 As of September 27, 1865,her married name was Hearing.3 She married George Washington Hearing on September 27, 1865 at Linn Co., Oregon.3,4 Mary Elizabeth Conner died on May 29, 1929 at Medford, Jackson Co., Oregon, at age 82.3,6,4 She Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lostine Christian church for Mary Elizabeth Hearing, Wallowa County pioneer, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Dolkey near Medford, May 29, 1929. Rev. Arthur Harriman of Wallowa conducted the services. A quartet, Mrs. Orval McArtor, Mrs. Roy Haun, Roy Haun and Chas. Bridwell, sang appropriate hymns, with Mrs. S.L. Magill at the piano. Interment was in the Lostine cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Conner was born in Sigourney, Iowa, July 28, 1846, and crossed the plains to Portland, Oregon in 1853 at the age of seven years. She was united in marriage to George Hearing in 1865. To this union were born eleven children, seven of whom are still living. The children surviving the aged mother are Mrs. Alice Bayne of Bend, Oregon; Mrs. James Leeper, Mrs. Otto Dolkey in Medford, Oregon; Mrs. George Childers, Mrs. Oliver Wood of Lostine; George Hearing of Minam, and M.V. Hearing of Wallowa. All of them were present to pay their last respects to the memory of their mother.
Mrs. Hearing was one among the early pioneers, having come to Wallowa county in 1884. She lived on a homestead, experiencing all the hardships of an unsettled land. She lived at different locations in the valley continuously for 41 years. Her husband preceded her in death April 27, 1918, and since that time she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Otto Dolkey at Medford.
"Grandma Hearing", as she was familiarly known was loved and respected by every one who knew her having always a kind and loving word to those in sorrow.
She became a member of the Christian church at Wallowa in January, 1921, and remained faithful in death. She leaves to mourn her loss seven children, 23 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
on June 6, 1929.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 497, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1860Dwelling 620, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon2
1880Dwelling 28, District 74, Liberty, Linn Co., Oregon7
1910Dwelling 244, District 293, Wallowa, Wallowa Co., Oregon8
1920Dwelling 60, District 211, Wallowa, Wallowa Co., OregonEnumerated in the household of her son-in-law Bert Hammoch9

Family

George Washington Hearing b. April 27, 1836, d. April 26, 1918
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Conner married George Washington Hearing on September 27, 1865 at Linn Co., Oregon.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Viola Marie Baum, Rt #3 Box 3767, La Grande OR 97850
    Jacqueline Rodgers Haith, 9314 Groundhog Drive, Richmond VA 23235
    Janet Aus Johnstun, 3576 Grove Canyon Road, Escondido, CA 92025.

  4. [S495] Wallowa County Chieftain, From the Mary Elizabeth Hearing obituary in the Jun 6, 1929 edition.
  5. [S2554] Lostine Cemetery, Wallowa Co., OR, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=childers&GSfn=cecil&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSst=39&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=41522502&CRid=39066&df=all&
  6. [S442] Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Oregon Death Index, 1898-2008.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Janet Aus Johnstun, 3576 Grove Canyon Road, Escondido, CA 92025.

  11. [S495] Wallowa County Chieftain, From the Mrs. Oliver Wood obituary in the Jun 21 1951 edition.

Samantha Conner1,2,3

F, b. December, 1848, d. February 26, 1936
FatherCharles Conner1,4,2 b. December 5, 1806
MotherMary Ann Cross1,2 b. circa 1811, d. before June 22, 1880
     Samantha Conner was buried at Lacomb Cemetery (also known as Fern Ridge Cemetery), 1 mile SE of Lacomb, Township 11S, Range 1E, Section 31, Lacomb, Linn Co., Oregon.5 She was born in December, 1848 at Iowa.1,6 As of November 20, 1886,her married name was Nave.3 She married James Tennyson Nave on November 20, 1886 at Union Co., Oregon.3 Samantha Conner died on February 26, 1936 at Linn Co., Oregon, at age 87.7

Census Records

1850Dwelling 497, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1860Dwelling 620, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon2
1880Dwelling 27, District 74, Liberty, Linn Co., Oregon4
1900Dwelling 81, District 51, Lacomb, Linn Co., Oregon6
1920Dwelling 86, District 300, Lacomb, Linn Co., Oregon8
1930Dwelling 114, District 26, Lacomb, Linn Co., Oregon9

Family

James Tennyson Nave b. February 8, 1862, d. September 26, 1946
Marriage*Samantha Conner married James Tennyson Nave on November 20, 1886 at Union Co., Oregon.3 

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S499] Western States Marriage Record Index, online http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/gbsearch.htm
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S494] Linn Co., Oregon Cemeteries, online http://linnhistory.peak.org/cemeteries.html
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S442] Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Oregon Death Index, 1898-2008.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Jacob B. Conner1

M, b. March 25, 1857, d. October 19, 1936
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner2,3,4,1,5 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherElizabeth Wyant2,3,4,1,5 b. March 30, 1824, d. April 30, 1889
     Jacob B. Conner was buried at Pennington Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.6,7 He was born on March 25, 1857 at Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,6,1,5 He married Dora Zanette Bucher, daughter of Aaron Bucher and Martha Jane Chastain, on April 6, 1884 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.6,1,5,8 Jacob B. Conner Another enterprising son of Daniel Conner, the pioneer whose lifework and achievements are recounted elsewhere in this work, was Jacob Conner, a brother of Samuel Conner, whose biography also appears herein. Jacob Conner was born March 25, 1857, in Lancaster township, Keokuk county, and has eversince made his home in the fruitful section of the Hawkeye state. His father twice married, his second wife being the mother of the subject of this record. Her name was Elizabeth Wyant and she was born in the Blue Grass state, moving however, when of tender years to Indiana. She was twice married, her first husband being a Mr. Pennington. By her first marriage she had three children, and six more were added to the flock in her union with Daniel Conner. Of these five are now living, Jacob Conner being the first born, and receiving an excellent education in the schools of Lancaster township.
He worked for his father until he reached the age of twenty-seven years, when he married Zanette Bucher, the daughter of Aaron and Martha (Chastain) Bucher, a history of whom is given in this volume. Mrs. Conner was also born in Lancaster township, Keokuk county, Iowa, on the 16th day of June, 1865, and has spent all of her life there. She received a very fine education in the common schools of the township. and from independentand study of her own selection.
After living on the old homestead about one year of his marriage, Mr. Conner and his wife located where they now live, and by his industry and good management improved and built up his farm until its appearance, efficiency and value it ranks with the best in the township. In the year 1900 he built the handsome residence now there and put into it all of the modern improvements and many convienences dictated by the taste of himself and his wife. He has also built a finely appointed barn thirty-six by sixty feet in dimensions and has constructed many other good buildings upon the farm, which consists of one hundred and sixty acres as well as some timber land.
One child, a daughter, was born to them, whom they named Mattie Elizabeth; she is still unmarried and at home, and is a very accomplished and attractive young lady. In their beautiful home Mr. Conner and his family keep abreast of the times and fully informed upon all matters. They are liberal in their views upon political and religious questions and present good examples of the progressive, prosperous and leading people of the county. Mr. Conner is in politics a Democrat; is widely known throughout his section of the state, actively participating in matters of public interest. He has been a member of the school board for several years, during which time he has contributed much to the success of the educational methods employed, an has assumed many other responsibilities in behalf of the county. in 1903.5 He died on October 19, 1936 at Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 79.7,1

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2039, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1870Dwelling 496, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1880Dwelling 133, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1880Farmer3
1900Dwelling 53, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa9
1910Dwelling 94, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa10
1920Dwelling 29, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa11
1930Dwelling 119, District 32, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa12

Occupation

1900Farmer9
1910Farmer10
1920Farmer11
1930Farmer12

Family

Dora Zanette Bucher b. June 9, 1865, d. March 17, 1946
Marriage*Jacob B. Conner married Dora Zanette Bucher, daughter of Aaron Bucher and Martha Jane Chastain, on April 6, 1884 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.6,1,5,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S511] Unknown author, Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa, From the Jacob Conner biography on pages 96 and 97.
  6. [S487] IAGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project, online http://iowagravestones.org/index.php
  7. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  8. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

William Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. November 6, 1858, d. June 17, 1907
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner1,3,4,5 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherElizabeth Wyant1,3,4,5 b. March 30, 1824, d. April 30, 1889
     William Conner was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2 He was born on November 6, 1858 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,6,2,5 He married Minnie Edith Randall circa 1883.5,6,7 William Conner died on June 17, 1907 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 48.2,5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2039, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1870Dwelling 496, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1880Dwelling 133, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1900Dwelling 179, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa6

Occupation

1900Farmer6

Family

Minnie Edith Randall b. February 22, 1862, d. May 10, 1943
Marriage*William Conner married Minnie Edith Randall circa 1883.5,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Frank Paul Conner obituary in an unknown edition.

Elizabeth Jane Conner1

F, b. July 10, 1860, d. September 25, 1907
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner2,3,4,1 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherElizabeth Wyant2,3,4,1 b. March 30, 1824, d. April 30, 1889
     Elizabeth Jane Conner was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.5 She was born on July 10, 1860 at Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,6 As of December 11, 1887,her married name was Dickson.1 She married William Estey Dickson on December 11, 1887 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,6 Elizabeth Jane Conner died on September 25, 1907 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 47.5,1,6

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2039, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1870Dwelling 496, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1880Dwelling 133, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1900Dwelling 180, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa7

Family

William Estey Dickson b. December 11, 1855
Marriage*Elizabeth Jane Conner married William Estey Dickson on December 11, 1887 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  6. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289

Nancy Ann Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. January 29, 1862, d. March 12, 1918
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner1,2,3 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherElizabeth Wyant1,2,3 b. March 30, 1824, d. April 30, 1889
     Nancy Ann Conner was buried at McCormick Cemetery, Highland Center, Wapello Co., Iowa.5 She was born on January 29, 1862 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,3,4 As of September 17, 1890,her married name was Breneman.6 She married Charles Foster Breneman on September 17, 1890 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.3,6 Nancy Ann Conner died on March 12, 1918 at Wapello, Louisa Co., Iowa, at age 56.3,7

Census Records

1870Dwelling 496, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1880Dwelling 133, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1

Family

Charles Foster Breneman b. 1856, d. 1936
Marriage*Nancy Ann Conner married Charles Foster Breneman on September 17, 1890 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  4. [S512] State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa State Census, 1895.
  5. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  6. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  7. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289

Charles "Charley" Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 24, 1864, d. May 30, 1937
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner4,6,5 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherElizabeth Wyant4,6,5 b. March 30, 1824, d. April 30, 1889
     Charles "Charley" Conner was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.3,7 He was born on February 24, 1864 at Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa; In the 1900 Census he lists his birthdate as Jan, 1864.1,5 He married Euphema "Fanny" Bucher, daughter of Aaron Bucher and Martha Jane Chastain, on March 17, 1889 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.8,5,9 Charles "Charley" Conner died on May 30, 1937 at Haysville, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 73.3,10

Census Records

1870Dwelling 496, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1880Dwelling 133, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1900Dwelling 195, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1910Dwelling 98, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa11
1920Dwelling 82, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1930Dwelling 107, District 32, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa12

Occupation

1900Farmer1
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer2
1930Farmer12

Family

Euphema "Fanny" Bucher b. June 16, 1869, d. October 13, 1945
Marriage*Charles "Charley" Conner married Euphema "Fanny" Bucher, daughter of Aaron Bucher and Martha Jane Chastain, on March 17, 1889 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.8,5,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S511] Unknown author, Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa, From the Aaron Bucher biography on pages 31 and 32.
  9. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  10. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Martha Elizabeth Utterback obituary in an unknown edition.

Bird "Byrd" Cole1,2,3

M, b. October 8, 1791, d. May 16, 1883
FatherJoseph Cole4,5,6,2 b. June 9, 1746, d. 1842
MotherSarah Cooper4,5
     Bird "Byrd" Cole I believe Massa Underwood was unmarried but had children with William Byrd Cole, Sr. (1791 - 1883) I have no proof of this, it is just my supposition based on all of the available facts. Massa was enumerated in the 1820 Census apparently without a husband. He Buried Near Laurel Creek Church half way between Cole Cemetery and Pleasant Cole Cemetery in Pilot, on Coles Knob Road, N 37 deg. 1 min. 50.2 sec by W 80 deg. 16 min. 21.4 sec.5 He was born on October 8, 1791 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Sarah Elizabeth Underwood, daughter of Samuel Underwood Jr. and Misniah Cannaday, on October 21, 1818 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,8,3 Bird "Byrd" Cole Bird Cole, Floyd Co. - 54 acres on Fall's Creek, a S. W. branch of Cole River, Grant 82, page 39 on July 29, 1833. He In the cause of Bird Cole, plaintiff against the heirs of Joseph Cole. County Court of Floyd, August 1833 to settle the estate of Joseph Cole deceased with Bird Cole his administrator having met at the house of William Richard in said County and after first being sworn in, proceeded to examine the accounts of and find as follows: Amount of sales One horse and bridle $30.12 and1/2 One saddle $7.25 One pair saddle bags .76 One bond on said Bird Cole $100.00 Due Dec.1827, interest up to this date $36.00 Also cash in hand of deceased $8.00 $182.13 AND 1/2 Deduct for charge allowed and debts and expences paid Bird Cole's bill for services at the time of Joseph Cole's death $38.00. For feeding horse 111 days at 12/12 pr. day $13.87 and 1/2. To three attending Peter Guerrants $ 2.25. To six days attending court $4.50. For coffin and other articles for burying deceased $8.29. Attorneys and Clerk tickets in administering $4.70. 3 Commipioners in appraising property $3.00. 2 commiponers settling estate $2.00. Brought down in the hands of an administrator $105.52 in August, 1833 at Floyd Co., Virginia. He Bird Cole, Floyd Co. - 116 acres on waters of Beaver Dam, Grant 84, page 313. on June 20, 1835 at Floyd Co., Virginia. He Land Transfer: 8 acres to Nathan Basham B-312 - Floyd Co., Virginia records in 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia. He died on May 16, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 91.2 He left a will on May 19, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia; I Bird Cole of county of Floyd and state of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind but from the present frail condition of my body, satisfied of the uncertainty of my life do hereby make this my last will and testament,revoking all other wills and testaments by me hitherto made. First it is my will that all of my personality of which I am present at the time of my death shall be appraised according to law and sold on 12 months time. Second it is my will that all of my Real Estate of which I am pocessed at the time of my death, shall be rented for the term of two years. I require of my executor herein after mentioned that he shall exercise careful supervision over the lands, see that the rents are punctually paid at the end of each year. That the lands be not injured by bad tillage, that fencing and buildings are kept in good repair and that there be no timber used except such as is necessary for to repair fencing and buildings. I further more require that my executor shall on the day of sale of my personality, rent of my aforesaid lands to the highest bidder on the above mentioned terms. Third it is my will after proper notice being given of sale that after expiration of the time for which my land have been rented, my executor shall sell the same on one, two and three year time at public sale. Fourth it is my will that after my burial expenses have been paid and all other just debts, the residue of all money due whether by bonds derived from the sale of ralty personality or due from rents shall be divided as follows To James Cole and Lucinda Connor, I bequeath two dollars. To Mary Hall, Eliza Hall, Nancy Light, Eveline Marton, Fleming Cole, Pleasant Cole, Harvey Cole, One Hundred and Fifty Dollars. To Bird Cole Jr.'s heirs, I bequeath One Hundred Fifty Dollars. After my burial expenses, just debts and costs of carrying out the provisions of this will and the amounts above willed to my heirs as severely indicated have been paid, I divide the residue as follows, if any, divided equally between Harvey Cole, Fleming Cole, and Pleasant Cole, Nancy Light and Polly Hall and Eliza Hall and Eveline Marton. I hereby appoint Harvey or Fleming or Pleasant Cole, which ever may be willin to serve for my executor, with full power to carry out the provisions of this will givin under my hand and seal this day 10th of June, 1882. Witness E.B.Light and James D. Cole, Signed Bird Cole.9

Census Records

1820Blacksburg, VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, and 1 female 26-4510
1850Dwelling 189, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 68, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1870Dwelling 281, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1880Dwelling 31, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1850Farmer1
1860Farmer11
1870Farmer12

Family 1

Massa/Massie Underwood/Cole b. circa 1785
Children

Family 2

Sarah Elizabeth Underwood b. 1798, d. March 30, 1859
Marriage*Bird "Byrd" Cole married Sarah Elizabeth Underwood, daughter of Samuel Underwood Jr. and Misniah Cannaday, on October 21, 1818 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  3. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Eliza Hall death certificate.
  4. [S1142] "Research papers of Dr. Amos De Russia Wood,."
  5. [S992] The REED and COLE families of Floyd Co, Va., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/e/e/James-R-Reed/index.html
  6. [S1482] Will of Byrd Cole.
  7. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  8. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S152] Virginia Floyd Co., Will Book E, Floyd Co., Virginia.
  10. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  15. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  16. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S565] Janice Smyth, Cole Family Cemetery, Pilot, Montgomery Co., VA.
  18. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Dora Zanette Bucher1,2

F, b. June 9, 1865, d. March 17, 1946
FatherAaron Bucher3 b. January 27, 1835, d. April 23, 1923
MotherMartha Jane Chastain3 b. 1835, d. May 21, 1914
     Dora Zanette Bucher was buried at Pennington Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1 She was born on June 9, 1865 at Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa; In the Keokuk County History book her birth date is listed as Jun 16, 1865.4,1,3 She married Jacob B. Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on April 6, 1884 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,2,3,5 As of April 6, 1884,her married name was Conner. Dora Zanette Bucher died on March 17, 1946 at Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 80.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 53, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1910Dwelling 94, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1920Dwelling 29, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa7
1930Dwelling 119, District 32, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa8

Family

Jacob B. Conner b. March 25, 1857, d. October 19, 1936
Marriage*Dora Zanette Bucher married Jacob B. Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on April 6, 1884 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,2,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S487] IAGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project, online http://iowagravestones.org/index.php
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S511] Unknown author, Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa, From the Jacob Conner biography on pages 96 and 97.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Minnie Edith Randall1

F, b. February 22, 1862, d. May 10, 1943
     Minnie Edith Randall was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2 She was born on February 22, 1862 at Illinois.3,2 She married William Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, circa 1883.4,3,1 As of circa 1883,her married name was Conner.3 Minnie Edith Randall died on May 10, 1943 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 81.5,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 179, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1910Dwelling 103, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1920Dwelling 52, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa7
1930Dwelling 48, District 32, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., IowaEnumerated in the household of her son Harry8

Occupation

1910Farmer6
1920Farmer7

Family

William Conner b. November 6, 1858, d. June 17, 1907
Marriage*Minnie Edith Randall married William Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, circa 1883.4,3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  2. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  5. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Frank Paul Conner obituary in an unknown edition.

William Estey Dickson1

M, b. December 11, 1855
     William Estey Dickson was born on December 11, 1855 at Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio.2,3 He married Elizabeth Jane Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on December 11, 1887 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 180, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1910Dwelling 129, District 29, Walnut Township, Madison Co., Iowa5

Occupation

1900Farmer2
1910Coal miner5

Family

Elizabeth Jane Conner b. July 10, 1860, d. September 25, 1907
Marriage*William Estey Dickson married Elizabeth Jane Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on December 11, 1887 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289
  4. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Charles Foster Breneman1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 1856, d. 1936
     Charles Foster Breneman was buried at McCormick Cemetery, Highland Center, Wapello Co., Iowa.3 He was born in 1856 at Mahoning Co., Ohio.2,3,5 He married Nancy Ann Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on September 17, 1890 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,5 Charles Foster Breneman died in 1936 at Wapello, Louisa Co., Iowa.3,6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 279, District 26, Marion Township, Linn Co., Iowa4

Occupation

1930Farmer4

Family

Nancy Ann Conner b. January 29, 1862, d. March 12, 1918
Marriage*Charles Foster Breneman married Nancy Ann Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on September 17, 1890 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S512] State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa State Census, 1895.
  3. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  6. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289

Euphema "Fanny" Bucher1,2,3,4

F, b. June 16, 1869, d. October 13, 1945
FatherAaron Bucher5,4 b. January 27, 1835, d. April 23, 1923
MotherMartha Jane Chastain5,4 b. 1835, d. May 21, 1914
     Euphema "Fanny" Bucher was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.4 She was born on June 16, 1869 at Haysville, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,3,6 She married Charles "Charley" Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on March 17, 1889 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.5,3,7 As of March 17, 1889,her married name was Conner.8 Euphema "Fanny" Bucher died on October 13, 1945 at Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 76.9,6,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 195, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1910Dwelling 98, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa10
1920Dwelling 82, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1930Dwelling 107, District 32, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa11

Family

Charles "Charley" Conner b. February 24, 1864, d. May 30, 1937
Marriage*Euphema "Fanny" Bucher married Charles "Charley" Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth Wyant, on March 17, 1889 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.5,3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  4. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S511] Unknown author, Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa, From the Aaron Bucher biography on pages 31 and 32.
  6. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289
  7. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  8. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  9. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Lowell Lavelle Clark (Deceased), C/O Liz Stephenson, 558 Gemini Drive Rexburg ID 83440
    Brooke J. Johnson, 10863 Galvin Street Ventura CA 93004.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Martha Elizabeth Utterback obituary in an unknown edition.

Jane Cross1

F, b. 1814, d. February 14, 1853
     Jane Cross was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,1,3 She was born in 1814 at Virginia.1,3 As of June 26, 1834,her married name was Conner.4 She married Daniel "Dan" Conner, son of Jacob Conner and Barbara Furrow, on June 26, 1834 at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.4 Jane Cross died on February 14, 1853 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 496, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa5

Family

Daniel "Dan" Conner b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
Marriage*Jane Cross married Daniel "Dan" Conner, son of Jacob Conner and Barbara Furrow, on June 26, 1834 at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  3. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S419] Jordan Dodd, Indiana Marriages to 1850.
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Samuel F. "Sam" Conner1,2,3

M, b. November 9, 1837, d. September 19, 1923
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner4,2,5 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherJane Cross4,2 b. 1814, d. February 14, 1853
     Samuel F. "Sam" Conner was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.6,2,7 He was born on November 9, 1837 at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.2,7 He married Mary Elizabeth Jordan on October 9, 1859 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.6,2,5 Samuel F. "Sam" Conner Among the many well-to-do and able farmers on Lancaster township none have attained a more enviable reputation for integrity and general ability than Samuel Conner. The interests of township and county have been closely identified with his history from the early days. Coming as he did in the year 1844 to Keokuk county, when the pioneers were just begining to settle here, it early developed upon him to lend his arm and his brain to the development of the lands and institutions of the new country.
He was born on November 9, 1836 in Tippecanoe county, in the state of Indiana. His father, Daniel Conner, was born and reared in Ohio until he arrived at the age of nineteen, at which time he settled in Indiana. in 1843 he again moved to Iowa and in the year 1844 settled in Lancaster township, there being at that time almost no settlers in that part of the state, so that it was necessary to reclaim the land and clear it for farming. The father of Daniel Conner was of Irish descent and spent the greater part of his life in old Virginia, dying in Iowa in advanced years. Samuel's mother died when he was a very young boy so that he remembers little about her and her family, except that she was a woman of fine qualities and well connected.
He was one of four children, there being two daughters and one son besides himself. He came to Lancaster township at the early age of nine years, long before schools had been developed as they are now. He, however, made the best use of all opportunities presented to him in the old log schoolhouse. He remained upon the farm at home assisting in its multitudinous duties until he arrived at the age of twenty-three years, when he married Mary E. Jordan, who also came from Keokuk county when a small child, being a native of Illinois. After his marriage he at once located in the old farmhouse about two hundred yards from where he now lives and here he has remained throughout the years following, giving all of his times and energies to the care of his large family. Nine children in time were gathered at his hearthside, six daughters and three sons. There were Oliver, now dead, Lottie, wife of John W. Scott, a prominant farmer of Lancaster township; Rohena, wife of W. B. Morrow, also a prosperous farmer in the same township; Eva, now dead; Daniel F., who is doing a successful business in Hayesville as a dealer in fine horses; Tima, wife of C. D. Parkhill of the same township; Iona, now dead; Effie, who is unmarried, and Isaac A. remains at home.
Mr. Conner has always been a successful and representative farmer, now owning two hundred and eighteen acres of finely cultivated land, which constitutes one of the best farms in the adjacent country. In political beliefs he has been throughout his life an ardent Democrat and has rendered Democracy many invaluable services and has held various important office in the county. The large family of children born to Mr. Conner, while adding to his responsibilities and labors, must prove a source of great gratification to him. Any parent might well be proud of a life-work exemplified in children of character and attainments of these, and as the years go by upon the old homestead, the subject of this record, surrounded by the many evidences of this life-work and its successes, may well say "It is well." in 1903.5 He died on September 19, 1923 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 85.6,2,7

Census Records

1850Dwelling 496, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1860Dwelling 2031, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1870Dwelling 257, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa8
1880Dwelling 238, District 138, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa9
1900Dwelling 193, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa10
1910Dwelling 97, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa11
1920Dwelling 81, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa12

Occupation

1860Farmer1
1870Farmer8
1880Farmer9
1900Farmer10
1910Farmer11
1920Retired farmer12

Family

Mary Elizabeth Jordan b. December 5, 1843, d. March 9, 1925
Marriage*Samuel F. "Sam" Conner married Mary Elizabeth Jordan on October 9, 1859 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.6,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Viola Burris, Rt. 10 - BOX 360, Caldwell ID 83605
    Shirley J. Brewster, 2392 W 360 N, Provo UT 84601.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S511] Unknown author, Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa, From the Samuel Conner biography on pages 29 and 30.
  6. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  7. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S321] Norman Jordan, "Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Jordan," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 21, 2004.

Sarah Conner1,2

F, b. May 8, 1839, d. March 27, 1877
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner1,2 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherJane Cross1,2 b. 1814, d. February 14, 1853
     Sarah Conner was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,3 She was born on May 8, 1839 at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.2 She married William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear on August 21, 1857 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,4 As of August 21, 1857,her married name was Fear. Sarah Conner died on March 27, 1877 at Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 37.2,3,5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 496, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1860Dwelling 1944, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1870Dwelling 59, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa7

Family

William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear b. January 8, 1840, d. March 27, 1921
Marriage*Sarah Conner married William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear on August 21, 1857 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  4. [S2623] Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674842
  5. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Dorothe Turley, 5814 Scotwood Drive, Rancho palos Verdes CA 90275.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Emily "Emma" Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. July 26, 1841, d. February 14, 1913
FatherDaniel "Dan" Conner1,2,3 b. May 4, 1814, d. March 6, 1898
MotherJane Cross2,3 b. 1814, d. February 14, 1853
     Emily "Emma" Conner was buried at Pennington Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.5,6 She was born on July 26, 1841 at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.1,3 She married William Jasper Fish on July 2, 1861 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.3 As of July 2, 1861,her married name was Fish.3 Emily "Emma" Conner died on February 14, 1913 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 71.5,6

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2039, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1870Dwelling 30, Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte Co., Kansas7
1880Dwelling 145, District 153, Van Buren, Keokuk Co., Iowa8
1900Dwelling 299, District 54, Washington Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa9
1910Dwelling 98, District 55, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., IowaEnumerated in the household of her grandson Ed Jackson10

Family

William Jasper Fish b. July 23, 1840, d. May 24, 1906
Marriage*Emily "Emma" Conner married William Jasper Fish on July 2, 1861 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  4. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289, From the Jackson-Conner marriage certificate.
  5. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  6. [S1723] Nordyke, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nordyke&id=I32284
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S514] Green Family, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2086403&id=I102909918
  12. [S4165] Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940.
  13. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Sarah Elizabeth Underwood1,2

F, b. 1798, d. March 30, 1859
FatherSamuel Underwood Jr. b. circa 1744/45, d. June 6, 1803
MotherMisniah Cannaday b. circa 1748, d. before 1815
     Sarah Elizabeth Underwood Buried Near Laurel Creek Church half way between Cole Cemetery and Pleasant Cole Cemetery in Pilot, on Coles Knob Road, N 37 deg. 1 min. 50.2 sec by W 80 deg. 16 min. 21.4 sec.3 She was born in 1798 at Franklin Co., Virginia. She married Bird "Byrd" Cole, son of Joseph Cole and Sarah Cooper, on October 21, 1818 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5,2 As of October 21, 1818,her married name was Cole. Sarah Elizabeth Underwood died on March 30, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Census Records

1850Dwelling 189, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Bird "Byrd" Cole b. October 8, 1791, d. May 16, 1883
Marriage*Sarah Elizabeth Underwood married Bird "Byrd" Cole, son of Joseph Cole and Sarah Cooper, on October 21, 1818 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  2. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Eliza Hall death certificate.
  3. [S992] The REED and COLE families of Floyd Co, Va., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/e/e/James-R-Reed/index.html
  4. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  5. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S565] Janice Smyth, Cole Family Cemetery, Pilot, Montgomery Co., VA.
  11. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Mary Elizabeth Jordan1

F, b. December 5, 1843, d. March 9, 1925
     Mary Elizabeth Jordan was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,3,4 She was born on December 5, 1843 at Sangamon Co., Illinois.3,4 She married Samuel F. "Sam" Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Jane Cross, on October 9, 1859 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,3,5 As of October 9, 1859,her married name was Conner. Mary Elizabeth Jordan died on March 9, 1925 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 81.2,3,4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2031, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1880Dwelling 238, District 138, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa7
1900Dwelling 193, District 46, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa8
1910Dwelling 97, District 61, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa9
1920Dwelling 81, District 64, West Lancaster, Keokuk Co., Iowa10

Family

Samuel F. "Sam" Conner b. November 9, 1837, d. September 19, 1923
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Jordan married Samuel F. "Sam" Conner, son of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Jane Cross, on October 9, 1859 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S321] Norman Jordan, "Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Jordan," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 21, 2004.
  2. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  3. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  4. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S511] Unknown author, Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa, From the Samuel Conner biography on pages 29 and 30.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear1,2,3,4,5

M, b. January 8, 1840, d. March 27, 1921
     William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear was born on January 8, 1840 at Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana.4,6 He married Sarah Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Jane Cross, on August 21, 1857 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.7,8 William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear married Elizabth Pence/Garrett on January 29, 1878 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.8 William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear died on March 27, 1921 at Delta, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 81.6

Census Records

1860Dwelling 1944, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1870Dwelling 59, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa2
1880Dwelling 331, District 154, Washington Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1900Dwelling 49, District 54, Washington Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1910Dwelling 614, District 55, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., IowaEnumerated in the household of his son Daniel9
1920Dwelling 127, District 61, Warren, Keokuk Co., IowaEnumerated in the household of his son Daniel5

Occupation

1860Farmer1
1870Farmer2
1880Farmer3
1900Farmer4

Family 1

Sarah Conner b. May 8, 1839, d. March 27, 1877
Marriage*William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear married Sarah Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Jane Cross, on August 21, 1857 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.7,8 
Children

Family 2

Elizabth Pence/Garrett b. March 28, 1833, d. December 9, 1908
Marriage*William Abraham "W. A." "Abe" Fear married Elizabth Pence/Garrett on January 29, 1878 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.8 

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Dorothe Turley, 5814 Scotwood Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275.
  7. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  8. [S2623] Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674842
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

William Jasper Fish1,2,3

M, b. July 23, 1840, d. May 24, 1906
     William Jasper Fish was buried at Pennington Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa; His tombstone reads "Co. H 33rd Ia. inf."1,2 He was born on July 23, 1840 at Washington Co., Ohio.4,2 He married Emily "Emma" Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Jane Cross, on July 2, 1861 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.5 William Jasper Fish died on May 24, 1906 at Springfield, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 65.1,5,2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 30, Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte Co., Kansas6
1880Dwelling 145, District 153, Van Buren, Keokuk Co., Iowa7
1900Dwelling 299, District 54, Washington Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4

Occupation

1870Farmer6
1880Farmer7
1900Farm laborer4

Family

Emily "Emma" Conner b. July 26, 1841, d. February 14, 1913
Marriage*William Jasper Fish married Emily "Emma" Conner, daughter of Daniel "Dan" Conner and Jane Cross, on July 2, 1861 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  2. [S1723] Nordyke, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nordyke&id=I32284
  3. [S2158] Conner Family ties to Keokuk Iowa, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11964758/person/-361737289, From the Jackson-Conner marriage certificate.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  9. [S514] Green Family, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2086403&id=I102909918
  10. [S4165] Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940.
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Amy A. Martin1

F, b. June 2, 1841, d. March 29, 1873
     Amy A. Martin was buried at Rock Creek Cemetery, Jackson, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,3 She was born on June 2, 1841 at Iowa.2,4 As of circa 1866,her married name was Conner.4 She married William Conner, son of Jacob Conner and Barbara Furrow, circa 1866.2,1,4 Amy A. Martin died on March 29, 1873 at Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 31.2,1,3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 249, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4

Family

William Conner b. July 19, 1820, d. August 20, 1894
Marriage*Amy A. Martin married William Conner, son of Jacob Conner and Barbara Furrow, circa 1866.2,1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S323] Rock Creek Cemetery, Keokuk Co., Iowa, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/6746/index.html
  3. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Jacob R. Conner1,2,3

M, b. May, 1868
FatherWilliam Conner2,1,3 b. July 19, 1820, d. August 20, 1894
MotherAmy A. Martin1,2 b. June 2, 1841, d. March 29, 1873
     Jacob R. Conner was born in May, 1868 at Iowa.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 249, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1880Dwelling 153, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1900Dwelling 464, District 179, South Sumpter, Baker Co., Oregon4

Occupation

1900Timber cutter4

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Moses Conner1,2,3

M, b. circa July, 1870
FatherWilliam Conner2,1,3 b. July 19, 1820, d. August 20, 1894
MotherAmy A. Martin1,2 b. June 2, 1841, d. March 29, 1873
     Moses Conner was born circa July, 1870 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 249, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa1
1880Dwelling 153, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa3

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Barbara Ann Conner1

F, b. September 14, 1872, d. April 10, 1953
FatherWilliam Conner1 b. July 19, 1820, d. August 20, 1894
MotherAmy A. Martin1 b. June 2, 1841, d. March 29, 1873
     Barbara Ann Conner was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2 She was born on September 14, 1872 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.3,1,2 As of January 23, 1894,her married name was Bensmiller.4 She married Peter Bensmiller Jr. on January 23, 1894 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,4 Barbara Ann Conner died on April 10, 1953 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 80.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 133, District 158, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., IowaEnumerated in the household of her uncle Daniel Conner3
1900Dwelling 544, District 50, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa5
1910Dwelling 594, District 55, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1920Dwelling 674, District 58, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa7
1930Dwelling 31, District 23, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa8

Occupation

1930Farmer8

Family

Peter Bensmiller Jr. b. January 7, 1864, d. August 6, 1927
Marriage*Barbara Ann Conner married Peter Bensmiller Jr. on January 23, 1894 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Susan and Rodney Schultz, 7275 S. Promenade Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84121.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2893] Iowa City Press-Citizen, From the Lilly Bensmiller news article in the Mar 1, 1927 edition.

Peter Bensmiller Jr.1,2,3,4

M, b. January 7, 1864, d. August 6, 1927
     Peter Bensmiller Jr. was buried at Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.1 He was born on January 7, 1864 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,4 He married Barbara Ann Conner, daughter of William Conner and Amy A. Martin, on January 23, 1894 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,5 Peter Bensmiller Jr. died on August 6, 1927 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, at age 63.1,2,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 544, District 50, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa3
1910Dwelling 594, District 55, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa6
1920Dwelling 674, District 58, Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa7

Occupation

1900Farmer3
1910Farmer6
1920Farmer7

Family

Barbara Ann Conner b. September 14, 1872, d. April 10, 1953
Marriage*Peter Bensmiller Jr. married Barbara Ann Conner, daughter of William Conner and Amy A. Martin, on January 23, 1894 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S324] Works Project Administration, Iowa Cemetery Records.
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2895] Conner Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Susan and Rodney Schultz, 7275 S. Promenade Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84121.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2893] Iowa City Press-Citizen, From the Lilly Bensmiller news article in the Mar 1, 1927 edition.

John Hilderbrand1,2

M, b. December 7, 1815, d. January 19, 1910
     John Hilderbrand was buried at Cove Cemetery, Cove, Union Co., Oregon.1,2 He was born on December 7, 1815 at Montgomery Co., Ohio.1,2 He married Barbary "Barbara" Conner, daughter of Jacob Conner and Barbara Furrow, on October 20, 1857 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.3 John Hilderbrand died on January 19, 1910 at Cove, Union Co., Oregon, at age 94.2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2034, Lancaster Township, Keokuk Co., Iowa4
1870Dwelling 171, Ward 5, Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa5
1880Dwelling 73, Ward 171, Crocker Township, Polk Co., Iowa6
1900Dwelling 15, District 117, Cove, Union Co., Oregon7

Occupation

1860Day laborer4
1870Day laborer5
1880Farmer6
1900Farmer7

Family

Barbary "Barbara" Conner b. July 5, 1830, d. April 26, 1911
Marriage*John Hilderbrand married Barbary "Barbara" Conner, daughter of Jacob Conner and Barbara Furrow, on October 20, 1857 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S1967] Cynthia Burge, "Hilderbrand Death Certificates," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 17, 2010.
  3. [S2213] Iowa Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records), online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records).
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

William H. "Billy" Hilderbrand1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June, 1861, d. January, 1945
FatherJohn Hilderbrand2,1,3 b. December 7, 1815, d. January 19, 1910
MotherBarbary "Barbara" Conner1,2,3 b. July 5, 1830, d. April 26, 1911
     William H. "Billy" Hilderbrand was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas.5 He was born in June, 1861 at Iowa.6,5 He married Annie M. Hanslip on January 23, 1883 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.7 William H. "Billy" Hilderbrand married Jennie Unknown circa 1897.6 William H. "Billy" Hilderbrand died in January, 1945 at Kansas at age 83.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 171, Ward 5, Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa1
1880Dwelling 73, Ward 171, Crocker Township, Polk Co., Iowa3
1900Dwelling 307, District 163, Ward 6, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas6
1910Dwelling 25, District 192, Ward 7, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas4
1920Dwelling 255, District 42, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., Missouri8
1940Dwelling 209, District 106-84, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas9

Occupation

1900Switchman6
1910Station engineer4
1920Greenhouse laborer8
1940Coal yard laborer9

Family 1

Annie M. Hanslip b. circa 1862
Marriage*William H. "Billy" Hilderbrand married Annie M. Hanslip on January 23, 1883 at Keokuk Co., Iowa.7 
Children

Family 2

Jennie Unknown b. February, 1869, d. before January 28, 1920
Marriage*William H. "Billy" Hilderbrand married Jennie Unknown circa 1897.6 

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S4063] Mount Hope Cemetery, Wyandotte Co., KS, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.