Christine Colwell's Family


created on: Jan 2011

created by: Christine McDowell Colwell

Ancestors of Christine Louise MCDOWELL


122. John Orsemus STANLEY

Migrated to Bourbon County, Kansas in a covered wagon in May
1867 from Knox County, Illinois. John Orsemus Stanley and his
wife Dolly were religious, hard-working farmers, and well
thought of leaders in their communities. Dolly Stanley died
April 15, 1876 and John died May 12, 1877. They are buried in
the Marmaton Cemetery in Bourbon County, KS. A large double-
column stone with a curved arch on top engraved with clasping
hands marks their graves situated on the far west edge of the
cemetery about mid-way down by the fence

123. Dolly FLANSBURG

Flansburg is an Old Dutch name appearing in New York as early as 1716. It was then Vlensburgh. Later it became Flensburgh, Flansborough, Flansburgh, and Flansburg. The Old Dutch Church records of Albany, New York, contain the names and the dates of the births of the first 3 children of John Flansburg and his wife Catharine Becker. These children were born before their parents moved west. The names and dates agree with those given in a Family Bible in the possession of (Mr. Luther) Julia Stanley Keeney, Wayne, Nebraska. This Bible formerly belonged to Catherine Becker Flansburg and was given by her to her granddaughter, Catharine Margaret Stanley, her namesake. Catharine Margaret Stanley was the mother of Julia Stanley Keeney.

124. Joseph Washington DANIEL

BIOGRAPHY:   The Danial family were descendants from the French Hugenots in Virginia. There is a lot of Scotch blood in the family.
 Joseph came from Shelbyville, Indiana, migrated to Iowa near Hopeville, Iowa. Living on the Ben Gaumer farm near Hopeville. They moved to Clarke County, Doyle Township, Iowa in 1856. About 1888 they moved to Murray, Iowa. Joseph was one of the leading and most trusted citizens. A member of the Christian Church and a true man in every sense of the word. His wife was an example of strict integrity. He had held the office of supervisor three terms and other township trust, frequently. Joseph was buried in the Hopeville Cemetry. To this union were born ten children.

126. Edward Emary WILLIAMSON

BIOGRAPHY: Edward Emary Williamson was born March 18, 1822 in Eastern Shore, Caroline county, Maryland. Died April 21, 1908, age-86 years, 1 month ,3 days, Hopeville, Iowa. Edward moved to Fayette County, Indiana in 1826, wiht his folks, where he lived for twenty nine years. While living here, he was united in marriage to Mary Shields, in February 1843, Stark County, Indiana.
  To this union were nine children, one having died in infancy and one, "Mrs Milton (Lillie) Daniel" in February 1907. The remaining seven survied him and were by his bedside during his Last illness. He removed to Iowa in 1855. Here his wife died January 19, 1872. On April 6, 1876, he was agian united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Rice. To this union were born five children, two having died in infancy. The remaining three with the aged wife are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.

EDWARD E. WILLIAMSON, a resident of Hopeville, is a native of Caroline County, Maryland, born March 18, 1822. When he was about seven years of age, in 1829, his father, Elijah Williamson, removed with his family to Fayette County, Indiana.

Our subject was reared to manhood in Indiana, and in January, 1844, was married to Miss Mary Shields. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, of whom eight still survive-- Sarah J., Elijah, Elizabeth, Lillie C., John S., Mary F., Charles E. and Rosetta. Mrs. Williamson died, and April 6, 1876, Mr. Williamson married his present wife, Mary E. Rice, by whom he has had five children, three of whom are living-- Robert W., Thomas A. and William H.

Mr. Williamson came to Iowa in 1856, and since the fall of 1858, has been a resident of Clarke County. He is one of the oldest settlers now living in Clarke County, with whose interests he has been identified for almost thirty years, and is one of the respected citizens of Hopeville, where he now makes his home.

127. Mary Jane SHIELDS

The deceased was a worthy member of the Christian Church, was one of our oldest citizens and leaves a numerous train of relatives and friends to mourn her loss, which falls heavily upon her bereft husband and children, to whom she has ever been a loving, kind and faithful wife and mother. But she has left behind her the brightest evidence that she has entered into the rest prepared for the people of God, and therefore we "sorrow not as those who have no hope; for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, there also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."
        Tossed no more on life's round billow,
        Aft the storms of sorrow fled,
        Death hath found a quiet pillow,
        For the faithful christian's head.
        Peaceful slumbers
        Guarding over her lonely bed.
                        (Taken from a Newpaper)