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Descendants of Walter GREGORY
Generation No. 1
1. WALTER1 GREGORY He married AGNES UNKNOWN.
Child of WALTER GREGORY and AGNES UNKNOWN is:
2. i. JAMES2 GREGORY, b. Abt. 1732; d. Abt. 1818.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES2 GREGORY (WALTER1) was born Abt. 1732, and died Abt. 1818. He married AGNES TRINDLE, daughter of WILLIAM TRINDLE. Notes for JAMES GREGORY:
The first state Tax was taken in 1768, and Vol. 20 of the PA Archives shows James Gregory in 1778 with 170 acres of Land. In 1779 his acreage was increased to 470 acres, evidently, the 300 acres from his father, Walter, was added. The acreage remained through 1785 (the last printed year) over 400 acres. James was the only Gregory shown in this period in Allen Twp., Cumberland, PA except John who appeared as a Freeman in the one year, 1779. After 1780 James is shown as owning 1 Negro.
The Cumberland County History of 1886 indicated that James Gregory was a Colonel in 1776, but no unit listed. It also shows that when the vote was taken in the county for the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia James was a Judge of Election in the Carlisle area. He is also shown as a Sub-Colonel when the first Militia was formed.
In Cumberland county Will Book B, p 161, the will of William Trindle of Allen Twp. Signed 24 May1771 and probated 20 Jan1774, shows his daughter Agnes Gregory, and her daughter Margaret. Walter Gregory was one of the witnesses. William Trindle was from the earliest settlers of Allen Twp., too, before 1747, according tot he history. Today the family is remembered by an area called Trindle Springs and the 641 route, the road from Carlisle to Mechanicsburg and beyond is called Trindle Road
Some of the agreements and other papers concerned with the Estate of James Gregory father of Elizabeth Gregory McCormick follow. The affidavits of officials are being omitted because they serve no purpose here.
AGREEMENT signed my some of the heirs of James Gregory.
It is Understood to be part of the agreement between the Heirs of James Gregory Deceased that the balance payable by any of the parties who have Selected part or part of Estate to equals the shares of the Heirs in the whole Estate shall not be paid by the parties proposing to sell until sale may be affected and then the said balances are to be paid on the same terms and at the time as terms of payment shall be with the purchaser or purchasers and that no interest shall accrew and said balance in the same time. The parties who have or may select shares of the real Estate are to take possession respectively on the first of April next. The crop of the present is reserved to him and the rent of the present year to be exactly divided between all the Heirs. 10 August 1819
August 11 A. Carathers agent of Jos. Gregory, Sr.
Witnesses Richard Gregory
James Williams Walter Gregory
William Cline Catherine Gregory
Richard Gregory agent for Robert and Ann Dill
Children of JAMES GREGORY and AGNES TRINDLE are:
3. i. ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, b. 17 Nov 1755, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. Kentucky.
ii. MARGARET GREGORY, b. 13 Sep 1757; d. 25 Oct 1834.
iii. JANE GREGORY, b. 10 Sep 1759, , Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
iv. MARY GREGORY, b. 25 Jul 1761; d. 11 Dec 1829.
v. WALTER GREGORY, b. 22 Jul 1763.
vi. CATHERINE GREGORY, b. 28 Aug 1764; d. 19 Oct 1819.
vii. JAMES GREGORY, b. 28 Aug 1766.
viii. JOHN GREGORY, b. 30 Mar 1768.
ix. RICHARD GREGORY, b. 18 Feb 1771.
x. WALTER GREGORY, b. 01 Mar 1773.
4. xi. ANN GREGORY, b. 08 Apr 1775; d. 18 Dec 1822, Dills, Pennsylvania.
xii. TWIN GREGORY, b. Oct 1977.
Generation No. 3
3. ELIZABETH3 GREGORY (JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 17 Nov 1755 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and died in Kentucky. She married JAMES MCCORMICK, son of HUGH MCCORMICK and SARAH ALCORN. He was born Abt. 1751 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and died 1803 in , Nicolas, Kentucky. Notes for ELIZABETH GREGORY: When Elizabeth was about 8 years old, she and a younger sister were left at home alone, while the rest of the family went to town in the ox-driven wagon. An Indian appeared in the clearing and the children were terrified. Elizabeth barred the door and the windows, but the Indian was determined to enter the house. He climbed up onto the rock, intending to come down the chimney, but Elizabeth cut a corner of a featherbed and threw some feathers on the fire. He jumped down and ran away.
Samuel Tupper Smetters, a great-grandson of Elizabeth, told a sequel to this story at a reunion at the home of Mrs. David S. Grisham, saying that a Miss Gonzales, a missionary to the Indians, told him that the Indian went to this same cabin to try to beg for some bacon, but came away disgusted. He said "Bacon no good. Cabin smell to bad."
When Elizabeth was to be married, she sheared the wool from her sheep, she had seventeen of her own, washed the wool, carded it and spun it, and wove it into a piece of goods. She sent it to Philadelphia to have it printed with a rosebud spring design. We she received it back, she cut out and made her wedding dress.
RECEIPTS IN REGARD TO FINAL ILLNESS AND DEATH OF ELIZABETH GREGORY MCCORMICK
Doctor's Receipt: Elizabeth McCormick in acct with John R. Ward Dr. 1826 to medicine and attendance on self---$8.74. Received the above amount in full of Walter McCormick administrator of Elizabeth McCormick this 4th November 1826 signed JOHN R. WARD
Undertaker's Receipt: Received Feb 6 1827 of Walter McCormick Adr. Of the Estate of Elizabeth McCormick dec'd. Seven Dollars Seventy Five Cents for the Funeral Expenses of said Elizabeth McCormick. Received by me James McKee by A. Cosby
Notes for JAMES MCCORMICK: James was reared in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio where he purchased a tract of land from the government where part of Cincinnati now stands. The Indians bothered the settlers so much that he was forced to leave there and went to Kentucky.
James McCormick has been qualified as a Revolutionary War Patriot, and his descendants can apply for membership in S.A.R. or D.A.R. under his name. He has been called Robert but we do not understand why.
Children of ELIZABETH GREGORY and JAMES MCCORMICK are:
5. i. NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, b. 14 Feb 1777, Virginia; d. 03 Jul 1845.
ii. SAMUEL MCCORMICK, b. 1780.
iii. THOMAS MCCORMICK, b. Abt. 1782.
iv. ELIZABETH MCCORMICK, b. Abt. 1788.
v. WALTER MCCORMICK, b. Abt. 1789.
vi. JANE MCCORMICK, b. 1790; d. 1871, Pisgah, Morgan, Illinois. Notes for JANE MCCORMICK: She was the beloved Aunt Jennie and was cared for in her Illness by her Niece Mary Jane.
vii. RALPH MCCORMICK, b. Abt. 1799.
viii. JAMES MCCORMICK, b. Abt. 1800.
ix. JOHN MCCORMICK, b. 28 Feb 1801; d. 23 Jan 1839, near Waverly, Illinois; m. JANE WATTS LOCKRIDGE, 01 Jan 1829. Notes for JOHN MCCORMICK: James and Elizabeth McCormick were the parents of ten children the youngest of whom was John/ He and his wife Jane, migrated to Morgan County, Illinois in October 1834, the "Year of the Big Snow". His sister, Jane, "Aunt Jennie" went with them. She rode a white horse and carried the baby, Nancy Ann, in her arms all the way.
John was the father of six children. When the four girls were grown, they went to Jacksonville, Illinois, to a Female Academy which was the forerunner of the present McMurray College. They went in two wagons which carried their provisions, which included wood for their stove, their two double beds, a study table, enough candles for light, in fact, nearly everything which they would need during their stay there... One of those beds us in the house of Ralph Burnett at Waverly, Illinois and the other is in the possession of Miss Louia Grisham at Springfield, Illinois. She has the study table also.
4. ANN3 GREGORY (JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 08 Apr 1775, and died 18 Dec 1822 in Dills, Pennsylvania. She married ROBERT DILL, son of JAMES DILL and JEAN ARMSTRONG. He was born 27 Feb 1785 in Dills, Pennsylvania, and died 1837. Notes for ROBERT DILL: Capt Mathew Dill and Mary of Monaghan Settlement and Descendents Author: Rosalie Jones Dill Call Number: CS71.D5695
The following narrative of Robert Dill, Sr., is based on information furnished from records of Mrs. Alice Dill Beath of Washington Court House, Ohio, daughter of Robert Dill, Jr., and the late Judge Lewis Grant Dill of Waverly, Ohio, son of William Dill, younger brother of Robert, Jr. Robert Dill, Sr. (1767-1837), youngest son of James and Jean (Armstrong) Dill, of York county, Pa. had children as follows: Nancy, James, Robert, Richard, John, Jean, Margaret, Walter, William and Armstrong Dill. Robert, with his older brother, Thomas, emigrated from York county to Paxton township, Ross county, Ohio, in 1800, some of the records citing "near Harrisburg, Pa." and others "near Carlisle, Pa." The early settlement and history of Horse Shoe Bend of Paint Creek, Ross county, is so identified with the life of Robert and Thomas, that a history of the life of Robert. Sr., and his family is a history of this section of Paxton township, Dill s Station is well known throughout Ross county. Robert took up all the land embraced in the Horse Shoe Bend of Paint Creek, having purchased a tract located under the warrant of Valentine Payton. After this purchase, Robert went on horseback to the state of Pennsylvania to obtain the money to make the first payment on his land of wilderness. On his return ride, with $1500 in gold in his saddle bags, by some mischance, his horse escaped and made off through the woods. After a hard chase the horse was captured and the money recovered. After erecting a cabin on the banks of Paint Creek, which was among the first built in this vicinity, Robert commenced the arduous task of clearing and improving this land, to enable him to raise a crop of corn and wheat, so much needed by the pioneers of Paint Creek valley at this time. Then he returned to Pennsylvania and married Ann Gregory, daughter of Colonel James Gregory and Agnes Trindle Gregory of Silver Spring, Cumberland county, Pa., bringing her back to Ohio with him.
James Gregory is shown in the 1790 census or Pennsylvania under "Gregary," which indicates he died after that date, Page 3, Vol. 6, 5th series, Penn. Archives, shows that James Gregory of Cumberland county, Pa., was commissioned a sub-lieutenant in the Continental army on 12 Mar. 1777. Pages 334, 500 and 588, Vol. 5, Penn. Archives, show letters written by James Gregory in connection with war matters while he was sub-lieutenant.
Robert Dill, Sr., had the fortitude of the early settlers to clear out the wilderness he had bought in Ross county and make it into a home for himself and his family. The clearing of this land, cutting the timber, rolling the trees together and burning them, burning the brush and getting the stumps out of the land, making it ready to cultivate, required many years of hard labor. The ax and the gun were the ever ready companions of the pioneers.
Robert Dill, Sr., was one of the first trustees of Paxton township. By an act to incorporate townships passed at the second session of the first General. Assembly of the state of Ohio on 2 April 1804, the inhabitants (or electors) having met at the house of Christian Platter for the purpose of electing township officers, the following were chosen: William Kent, clerk and treasurer; Robert Dill, Christian Platter, Jared Irvin, trustees; Zurl Combs, John Torbet, overseers of the poor; Thomas Edminston, Elisha Kelly, fence viewers; Samuel Jordan, Thomas Massie, listers of taxable property and house appraisers; Robert Edminston, Thomas Dill, John Swan, Spencer Records, Enoch B. Smith, supervisors of highway; Johua Davis, Benjamin McClure, John White, constables. The records of Paxton township. show that Robert Dill, Sr., was elected several times afterwards to various township offices.
Children of ANN GREGORY and ROBERT DILL are:
i. NANCY4 DILL.
ii. JAMES DILL.
iii. ROBERT DILL.
iv. RICHARD DILL.
v. JOHN DILL.
vi. JEAN DILL.
vii. MARGARET DILL.
viii. WALTER DILL.
ix. WILLIAM DILL.
x. ARMSTRONG DILL.
Generation No. 4
5. NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK (ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 14 Feb 1777 in Virginia, and died 03 Jul 1845. She married JAMES "JOHN" SNODGRASS, son of ROBERT SNODGRASS and MARY WHITE. He was born 10 Dec 1779 in Virginia, and died 05 Aug 1830 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Notes for NANCY AGNES MCCORMICK: Served in the War of 1812, owned 40 acres of land and became wealthy by the sale of the land.
Notes for JAMES "JOHN" SNODGRASS: John moved to Kentucky with his father at the age of 15. After his marriage to Nancy McCormick they lived in Kentucky where he worked at the millers trade until 19 Sep 1826 when he migrated to Hancock county, Indiana. There he entered several hundred acres of land and farmed the rest of his life. He was educated in Virginia and Kentucky, receiving quite a liberal education by his father. He owned a distillery, which he operated in connection with his mill. He owned 3 farms in Kentucky. He was a member of the New Light Church, uniting directly after his marriage. He is buried in the graveyard at New Palestine, Indiana.
THE WILL OF JOHN SNODGRASS
Be it remembered that I, John Snodgrass of Hancock county and the State of Indiana being weak in Body, but of sound and prefect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to-wit;
First I give and bequeathe unto my beloved wife Anges Snodgrass all my tenement or land and all my personal property as long as she shall continue to be my widow and if she shall continue my widow until her death then my daughter Mary, my daughter Elizabeth, my son Garrett, my daughter Jane. my daughter Lucinda, my daughter Nancy G., my daughter Hephzebath, and my daughter Minerva to have all my and and tenements and personal property equally divided between them until they shall have received \ved as much as my four oldest sons, John ROBERT, James M. and Rockard G. Snodgrass and received, to-wit; John Snodgrass, my eldest son has received One hundred and thirty five dollars, my son Robert Snodgrass has received One hundred and thirty nine dollars, my third son James M. Snodgrass has received One hundred ten dollars, my fourth son Richard G. Snodgrass has received One hundred and twenty five dollars and my eight youngest children shall have received as much as the aboved named oldest John, ROBERT, James M. and Richard G. Snodgrass shall not be bound to pay interest for what they have received hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal this 27th day of December 1829. JOHN SNODGRASS (seal)
Deed Record A, p 135 Hancock county, Indiana.
Children of NANCY MCCORMICK and JAMES SNODGRASS are:
i. JOHN5 SNODGRASS, b. 23 Jun 1802, Bourbon County, Kentucky; m. HANNAH LEE. Notes for HANNAH LEE: Hannah was a cousin of Robert E. Lee
6. ii. ROBERT SNODGRASS, b. 09 Jan 1804, Bourbon County, Kentucky; d. 25 Aug 1876, Clinton County, Indiana.
iii. JAMES MCCORMICK SNODGRASS, b. 13 Feb 1806, Bourbon County, Kentucky; m. LUCINDA THOMAS, 15 May 1831, Hancock County, Indiana (Source: Marriage records online Indiana.).
iv. RICHARD GREGORY SNODGRASS, b. 23 Dec 1807; m. NANCY LEMONS, 13 Dec 1832, Hancock County, Indiana (Source: Marriage records online Indiana.).
v. MARY SNODGRASS, b. 30 Nov 1809; m. ELIAS HOOD, Hancock County, Indiana.
vi. ELIZABETH SNODGRASS, b. 01 Oct 1811, Kentucky; m. HIRAM THOMAS.
vii. JANE MCCORMICK SNODGRASS, b. 03 Mar 1813; m. JESSE ALLEN.
viii. GARRETT SNODGRASS, b. 04 Apr 1814; m. LUTICE JUNE TOONEY, 08 Aug 1836, Bethel, Marion, Indiana.
ix. LUCINDA SNODGRASS, b. 27 Dec 1817.
x. NANCY SNODGRASS, b. 17 Aug 1819; m. ELIJAH SMITH, Hancock County, Indiana.
xi. HEPTHZABETH SNODGRASS, b. 27 Jun 1821; m. JOHN ZUMALT, 25 Feb 1841, Hancock County, Indiana (Source: Marriage records online Indiana.). Notes for JOHN ZUMALT: John and Hepthzabeth died shortly after marriage.
xii. MINERVA SNODGRASS, b. 19 Mar 1824, Hancock County, Indiana; d. 17 Feb 1905, Hancock County, Indiana; m. THOMAS SMITH WOODS, 11 May 1848, Union County, Indiana (Source: Marriage records online Indiana.). Notes for THOMAS SMITH WOODS: Thomas was know as "the old singing master", and ran a bolting mill
Generation No. 5
6. ROBERT5 SNODGRASS (NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 09 Jan 1804 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and died 25 Aug 1876 in Clinton County, Indiana. He married REBECCA GREGG 02 Sep 1827 in Shelby county, Indiana, daughter of JOHN GREGG and FRANCES SPILLMAN. She was born 09 Nov 1809 in Kentucky, and died 20 Oct 1879 in Clinton County, Indiana.
Notes for ROBERT SNODGRASS: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROBERT SNODGRASS
I. Robert Snodgrass, of Clinton County and State of Indiana make and publish this my last will and testament.
In the first place as soon as convenient after my decease I wish my funeral expenses paid and all legal debts that are owed paid.
I hereby will and bequeath to my son Garrett Snodgrass the following described Real Estate situated in Clinton County of Indiana and described as follows:
The west half of the southwest quarter of Section__ Township 20 North of Range One East and the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section __ Township Twenty North of Range One East
And also all the personal property of every description, notes and account that I may be seized of at my death.
The foregoing bequest is made to the said Garrett Snodgrass under the following conditions viz; he shall take care of me and my wife and furnish us with what we shall need during our natural lives and make us comfortable and shall pay or cause to be paid to my granddaughter, Naomi Wynkoop who now lives with us the sum of Five hundred dollars on her becoming twenty-one years of age.
I make this bequest of Garret the balance of my children being already provided for.
I hearby appoint Garrett Snodgrass my sole executor of this my last will and testament and revoke all other wills made by me.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my had this 12th day of January 1871.
Signed Robert Snodgrass (seal)
1850 Indiana Census Boone County 27 Jul 1850
on either side are Albert Lindlay and William Caldwell
Children of ROBERT SNODGRASS and REBECCA GREGG are:
i. JOHN6 SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1827.
ii. NANCY J. SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1830.
7. iii. MARY FRANCIS SNODGRASS, b. 31 Oct 1831, Boone County, Indiana; d. 05 Jan 1919, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
iv. GARRETT SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1835.
8. v. ELIZABETH SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1836; d. Abt. 1869.
vi. JAMES SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1836.
vii. MARY AGNES SNODGRASS, b. 13 Sep 1837; d. 10 Mar 1850, , Boone, Tennessee.
Generation No. 6
7. MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS (ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 31 Oct 1831 in Boone County, Indiana, and died 05 Jan 1919 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. She married JAMES FRANCIS HOPKINS 24 Oct 1850 in Boone County, Indiana (Source: Marriage Book Boone County, Indiana.), son of ELDREDGE HOPKINS and MARTHA BUNTIN. He was born 29 Oct 1823 in Nicholas County, Kentucky, and died 1892 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. Notes for MARY FRANCIS SNODGRASS: GRANDMA HOPKINS- Widow of James Hopkins (Originally written in 1919)
Mrs. James Hopkins died at Berwyn, Nebraska, 01-05-1919, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy J. Allen. She was age 88 years at the time of her death.
She was born Mary Frances Snodgrass, in Indiana on 10-31-1831. When she was 19 years of age, she married James Hopkins and they moved to Iowa. They lived there for 15 years, then moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska. Four years later, they came to Custer County, Nebraska and took a homestead one mile southeast of Berwyn, where they have lived since. Mr. Hopkins died in 1892.
Mrs. Hopkins joined the Church of God soon after it was organize in Berwyn, under the leadership of Rev. J. L Jackson and Rev. John Etherton and she was an active worker in the church during her entire life.
Thirteen children were born to them and eleven now survive, being: Mrs. Elizabeth Haggard of Seneca, Nebraska , Mr. James Hopkins of Fairfield, Nebraska, Mr. Jesse Hopkins of Kendrick, Colorado, Samuel Hopkins of North Platte, Nebraska, W. R. Hopkins of Deer Creek, Colorado, Mrs. Mary Brown of Bayard, Nebraska, George Hopkins of Weissert, Custer Co., Nebraska, Mrs. Nancy J. Allen of Berwyn, Nebraska , Miles and Eldridge Hopkins both of Kendrick, Colorado, and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Church of God in Berwyn on January 8th at 2:00 P.M., with a very large audience of relatives, neighbors and friends present. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Richard Bellis, Pastor. Burial was made in the rural Janesville Cemetery southeast of Berwyn, Custer Co., Nebraska, with a long procession following the hearse to the cemetery there.
"Grandma Hopkins" as she was known, who died Wednesday at Berwyn, truly was a pioneer of the early day period of settlement of Custer County, Nebraska.
Francis Hopkins died January 10,1919, left no Last Will, left estate, died resident Cuter County, Nebraska. Estate duly administered. She left heirs, all reached majority, as follows: Alfred E. Hopkins a son Kendrick, Colorado; Robert W. Hopkins, son , Dove Creek, Colorado; Nancy Jane Allen, daughter Berwyn, Nebraska; George W. Hopkins, son Weissert, Nebraska; John G. Hopkins, son of Maxey, Colorado; Elizabeth A. Haggard, daughter , of Seneca, Nebraska; Mary T. Brown, daughter, York, Nebraska; James F. Hopkins, son of Fairfield, Missouri, Jesse Hopkins, son of Yoder, Colorado Miles Hopkins, incompetent person of Hasting, Nebraska; Samuel Hopkins, son North Platte, Nebraska; Viola Allen, grand daughter, Kansas City, Missouri, James F. Liptrap, grandson US Navy.
Final decree was entered by said county May 21, 1920, finding all of the above to be heirs. Said Francis Hopkins died owning southwest quarter of Section 22, Twp 16, Range 19, Custer County ,Nebraska. Decree assigned one-twelfth interest to each son and daughter on a one-sixty interest therein to each grand daughter and to each grandchild. (Fee Book No. 10, Page 138, Recorded in Probate Record No. 27, page 373-382, Custer County Court herein.
Buried in Janesville Cemetery Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
Notes for JAMES FRANCIS HOPKINS: Buried in Janesville Cemetery, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
Family Histories- in NE library Do not have title.
Among the early homesteaders in the Berwyn Precinct was the James Hopkins family. There were thirteen children born to James and his wife, Frances Snodgrass Hopkins, James and five sons all took homesteads in the Berwyn Precinct. The father filed his claim on March 12, 1883 for the SW 1/4 552 R19 and on April 13, 1889 was given title to that land. (This farm is presently owned by Marvin and Donna Olson). The improvements put up by the Hopkins were: a sod house, 14 X27 feet with board and sod roof and a wood floor, a sod stable 16X24 feet, two wells, one 33 feet deep and the other 17 feet , a sod hen house, cave, frame corn crib, 30 acres were fenced 90 acres cultivated, 200 forest trees 12 nut trees 12 small fruit and apple trees and a hog pen. James Hopkins had been born in Nicholas County, Kentucky the son of Eldredge and Martha Buntin Hopkins. When about seven years of age the family moved to Clinton County, Indiana where his father died in 1831. In 1850 James married Frances Snodgrass the daughter of Robert and Rebecca Gregg Snodgrass of Boone County, Indiana. Soon after they moved to Davenport Iowa but did not stay long. They returned to Indiana but by 1866 were in Madison County, Iowa. in 1860 they moved back to Clinton County, Indiana where they remained until 1869 when they again moved to Madison County, Iowa. In 1877 they moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska later to Butler County and finally to Custer County were James filed a
claim on the homestead there. He did blacksmithing along with farming. The going back and forth from Indiana to Iowa may have been job related, it is not really known.
His sons who filed for homesteads in Berwyn Precinct were Alfred Eldredge S10,T15,R19 in 1882; George S14,T15,R19 in 1882: William S10, T15, R19 in 1882; John S14, T16, R19 in 1886; Jesse S9, T15, R19 in 1893. Others in the family were James who lived in Missouri; Rebecca Hopkins Lipstrap; Frances Hopkins; Elizabeth Hopkins Haggard; and Nancy Jane Hopkins Allen. All the above are deceased. Names of the remaining three are not known, James the father died in 1892 and Frances in Jan 1919. Both are buried at Janesville Cemetery.
Children of MARY SNODGRASS and JAMES HOPKINS are:
9. i. MARTHA REBECCA7 HOPKINS, b. 24 Sep 1851, Davenport, Scott, Iowa; d. Abt. 1917, South Dakota.
10. ii. NANCY JANE HOPKINS, b. 06 Jun 1853, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; d. 04 Sep 1936, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
11. iii. ALFRED ELDREDGE HOPKINS, b. 29 Mar 1855, Iowa; d. 03 Jun 1927, Kendrick. Colorado.
iv. ROBERT "WILLIAM" HOPKINS, b. 16 Mar 1857, Indiana; d. Imperial, California; m. (1) EMMA MARY ORCUTT, 17 Jun 1882; m. (2) NANCY UNKNOWN, Aft. 1892.
12. v. ELIZABETH ANN HOPKINS, b. 14 Dec 1858, Indiana.
13. vi. GEORGE WASHINGTON HOPKINS, b. 12 Sep 1860, Indiana; d. 12 Aug 1934, Caldwell, ID.
14. vii. JOHN GUYE HOPKINS, b. 02 Aug 1862, Indiana; d. Nov 1943, Caldwell, Idaho.
viii. MARY THERESA HOPKINS, b. 15 Mar 1864, Indiana; m. CAL BROWN.
ix. DAVID HENRY HOPKINS, b. 01 Jun 1868; d. 10 Jun 1868.
x. JAMES FRANCIS HOPKINS, b. 14 Dec 1869, Madison County, Iowa; d. 20 Jul 1944, Fairfield, Benton, Missouri; m. LULU REDMOND, 17 Jul 1898, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
15. xi. JESSE HOPKINS, b. 14 Sep 1871, Iowa; d. 19 Apr 1944, Caldwell, ID.
xii. MILES HOPKINS, b. 14 May 1876, Iowa; d. Abt. 1950, Colorado; m. CLARA OVERTON.
16. xiii. SAMUEL HOPKINS, b. 09 Oct 1877, , Madison, Iowa; d. 27 Aug 1951, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska.
8. ELIZABETH6 SNODGRASS (ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born Abt. 1836, and died Abt. 1869. She married JOHN WYNKOOP. Notes for ELIZABETH SNODGRASS: Information from Anna Shelton email@example.com Mar 2001 9142 Reagan Lane, Benton, IL 62812.
Child of ELIZABETH SNODGRASS and JOHN WYNKOOP is:
17. i. NAOMI7 WYNKOOP, d. 1924.
Generation No. 7
9. MARTHA REBECCA7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 24 Sep 1851 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, and died Abt. 1917 in South Dakota. She married WILLIAM JOHN LIPSTRAP 11 Apr 1875 in Peru, Iowa.
Child of MARTHA HOPKINS and WILLIAM LIPSTRAP is:
i. VIOLA8 LIPSTRAP, m. JOHN WESLEY ALLEN; b. 1864.
10. NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 06 Jun 1853 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, and died 04 Sep 1936 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN 18 Feb 1875 in Winerset, Madison, Iowa, son of UNKNOWN ALLEN and UNKNOWN. He was born Apr 1844 in New York, and died 20 Jan 1907 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. Notes for NANCY JANE HOPKINS: 09-04-1936
MRS. GEORGE ALLEN of Berwyn
Nancy Jane Hopkins, she was born in Indianapolis, Indiana June 6, 1853 and died at her home in Berwyn, Nebraska on September 04, 1936, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 29 days. When a child she moved to Iowa with her parents.
She was united in marriage to George Allen at Winterset, Iowa in 1879 and moved to Custer County, Nebraska in 1884. To this union, eleven children were born, seven boys and four girls. Her husband and two children, a boy and a girl preceded her in death.
1920 census Nebraska Berwyn Township Village, Custer, Sup. 6 ED 76 Sheet 11
In grandma Allen's obituary it says she had 11 children, 7 boys, and 4 girls, two children that preceded her in death. Which would be Guye James and Clara. Sarah was not Nancy's daughter, her mother was Matilda (Hiatt) Allen Buried Janesville Cemetery Custer county, Nebraska https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN: FAMILY HISTORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN Compiled by: Mable E. Allen, Newport, WA.
So far I haven't been able to trace George Washington Allen back to his parents. He was born 1836 in New York State. (This information is from court records and census. All have the same birth place.) Stories handed down are: His parents died and he was raised by two unknown maiden aunts. He ran away at the age of 15 and nothing else is heard of him until he married Matilda Eveline Hiatt.
After Matilda's death George married Nancy Abernathy. (Source: Madison County, Iowa , District Court clerk..) Marriage: George W. Allen to Nancy Abernathy, 07-31-1873--by D. Baxter, Justice of Peace and affidavit signed by Abijah Abernathy, as to full age. (Nancy's brother.)
Birth date 1848 NY came from 1900 Census Berwyn, Custer , Nebraska. Sup.#6 EN.Dist.60 Sht.3B Family Histories- a book in NE Library
Allen-Loy Family by Bernice Allen Loy
George William Allen married Nancy Jane Hopkins. To this union was born seven children: Alfred, Lewis, Walter, Oliver, Richard, Charlotte, and Fannie. The family of George and Nancy was raised and educated in the Berwyn vicinity. George was a farmer. George and Nancy lived on a tree claim in Custer County. After George's death Nancy and her mother Francis lived on the tree claim until 1909.
In the records of Walnut Twp, Madison County, Iowa, George W. Allen bought 120 acres for $100. He paid cash for it in 1872, later lost it to creditors who sued to recover their money. This is on record at Winterset Court House.
Martha Allen was born in Iowa, but soon after George and Nancy left Iowa , where he had been farming with Nancy's father James Hopkins, soon after she was born. They went to Lancaster County NE where Guye James Allen was born.
Lancaster County, NE -1880 Census:
Broken Bow Twp., Custer Co, NE - 1885 Census
John 21 was listed in separate household and Guye James is not listed. In the 1885 census Sarah age 13 and Guye James are not listed.
1900 Census Nebraska, Custer County, Page 35
NOTES: Story as told to Mable Allen by Ethel (Hopkins) Spenser, the daughter of May Belle (Allen) Hopkins, goes like this: May Belle had a sister that died when she started menstruation. She had tried to wash herself in a creek in cold weather, that caused complications and she died. A few days later. So this could account for Sarah's disappearance, the age would be right.
When the Allen family left Lancaster Co., NE they went to Butler Co., NE. Alfred Eldridge Allen was born 08-25-1882. George Washington Allen had moved to Custer County and on 07-23-1882 he took out a homestead claim. Nancy must have stayed in Butler County because Alfred was born there a month later. In November of 1884, Lewis Christfer was born in Custer County.
The first homestead claim George W. Allen filled out, March 2, 1889 on section W1/2, NW1/4, section 32-12-6, which he did not perfect title to because of grasshoppers. The one he filed in 1890, according to Custer County records was W1/2, NW1/4,and N1/2, SW1/4, section 24-16N-19W-160 acres, which he owned until he died. It also said in the homestead papers that he and his family were away from the homestead for several months after their crops burned out. They went to Enid, Oklahoma to work in the harvest. Nancy's brothers had settled in that area. Her brothers were involved in the big race to claim land when the Oklahoma Territory opened up. Fannie Okly Allen was born in Enid, Oklahoma, she was George and Nancy's eleventh child.
George Washington Allen died 01-20-1907 at the age of 71 years in Berwyn, Custer County, NE. He is buried in Janesville Cemetery. Nancy out lived him 29 years, she is buried in Janesville Cemetery next to George W. Allen and their daughter Clara who died at the age of twelve, she had diphtheria. After George Allen's death, Nancy Jane (Hopkins) Allen moved to Berwyn, NE and rented the farm to her son. Alfred E. Allen, her son bought the home place in later years.
James and Mary Frances (Snodgrass) Hopkins are also buried in the Janesville Cemetery, they are Nancy's parents.
Children of NANCY HOPKINS and GEORGE ALLEN are:
18. i. MARTHA8 ALLEN, b. 17 Feb 1876, Winerset, Madison, Iowa; d. 01 Jan 1964, Enid, Oklahoma.
ii. GUYE JAMES ALLEN, b. 27 Aug 1877, Lancastser County, Nebraska; d. Abt. 1880.
iii. CLARA LUELLA ALLEN, b. 22 Apr 1879, Lancaster County, Nebraska; d. 17 Oct 1891.
iv. GEORGE WILLIAM ALLEN, b. 22 Dec 1880, Lancaster County, Nebraska; d. 04 May 1953; m. TILLY JANE STACK, 03 Jul 1902, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
19. v. ALFRED ELDRIDGE ALLEN, b. 25 Aug 1882, Custer, Nebraska; d. 19 May 1962, Idaho.
20. vi. LEWIS CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, b. 18 Nov 1884, , Custer, Nebraska; d. 06 Nov 1941, , McPherson, Nebraska.
21. vii. RICHARD PARIS ALLEN, b. 27 Aug 1886, Custer County, Nebraska; d. 29 Dec 1964, Custer County, Nebraska.
22. viii. WALTER WILBUR ALLEN, b. 02 Apr 1888, Custer County, Nebraska; d. 02 Feb 1940, Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska.
ix. OLIVER LEE ALLEN, b. 23 May 1890, Custer, Nebraska; d. 1946, Caldwell, Monroe, Idaho; m. GERTRUDE GEPHART. Notes for OLIVER LEE ALLEN: Buried Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Idaho
23. x. CHARLOTTE FRANCIS ALLEN, b. 28 Feb 1892, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. 07 Jan 1979, Gillette, Campbell, Wyoming.
24. xi. FANNIE OKLA ALLEN, b. 29 Oct 1894, Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma; d. 24 Mar 1953, Sheridan, Wyoming.
11. ALFRED ELDREDGE7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 29 Mar 1855 in Iowa, and died 03 Jun 1927 in Kendrick. Colorado. He married MARY ELIZABETH STARK, daughter of ELI STARK and SARAH WRIGHT. She was born 28 May 1867 in Iowa, and died 10 Sep 1956. Notes for ALFRED ELDREDGE HOPKINS: 1900 Census Nebraska, Custer County, Page 35 https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm Janesville Cemetery - Berwyn, Custer, NE Notes for MARY ELIZABETH STARK: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm Janesville Cemetery - Berwyn, Custer, NE
Children of ALFRED HOPKINS and MARY STARK are:
i. VIOLET8 HOPKINS, m. JACOB KUNUA.
ii. EVA D. HOPKINS, b. Nov 1892, Nebraska.
12. ELIZABETH ANN7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 14 Dec 1858 in Indiana. She married WILLIAM C. HAGGARD 30 Jun 1885 in Custer County, Nebraska. He was born Oct 1829 in Tennessee. Notes for WILLIAM C. HAGGARD: 1900 NE census Custer County pg 33
Children of ELIZABETH HOPKINS and WILLIAM HAGGARD are:
i. ERNEST F.8 HAGGARD, b. May 1886, Nebraska.
ii. MARY E. HAGGARD, b. 1896, Missouri.
13. GEORGE WASHINGTON7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 12 Sep 1860 in Indiana, and died 12 Aug 1934 in Caldwell, ID. He married MARTHA STARK 29 Apr 1888 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska, daughter of ELI STARK and SARAH WRIGHT. She was born Oct 1869 in Iowa. Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON HOPKINS: 1900 Census NE Custer County
Children of GEORGE HOPKINS and MARTHA STARK are:
i. LETHA P.8 HOPKINS, b. May 1889.
ii. ROBERT W. HOPKINS, b. Apr 1892.
iii. LLOYD HOPKINS, b. Aug 1895, Kansas.
iv. EARL HOPKINS, b. Dec 1897.
14. JOHN GUYE7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 02 Aug 1862 in Indiana, and died Nov 1943 in Caldwell, Idaho. He married MAY BELLE ALLEN (Source: Information about this line from XWORD@aol.com - Paul 1998.) 05 Apr 1885, daughter of GEORGE ALLEN and MATILDA HIATT. She was born 20 Sep 1870 in Des Moines, Iowa, and died 07 Jan 1948 in Caldwell, Idaho. Notes for JOHN GUYE HOPKINS: 1900 Census Oklahoma
Children of JOHN HOPKINS and MAY ALLEN are:
i. NANCY8 HOPKINS, b. Oct 1886, Nebraska.
ii. CALVIN HOPKINS, b. 1890, Nebraska.
iii. GEORGE HOPKINS, b. Jun 1892, Oklahoma.
iv. ETHEL M. HOPKINS, b. May 1894, Oklahoma.
v. JOHN W. HOPKINS, b. Apr 1897, Oklahoma.
vi. VIRGIL HOPKINS, b. Mar 1899, Oklahoma.
15. JESSE7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 14 Sep 1871 in Iowa, and died 19 Apr 1944 in Caldwell, ID. He married (1) MARY LIZA BALL. He married (2) HANNA OVERTON 1895. She was born Sep 1878 in Nebraska. Notes for JESSE HOPKINS: 1900 census Nebraska, Custer County, Page 34B
Children of JESSE HOPKINS and HANNA OVERTON are:
i. HERBERT O.8 HOPKINS, b. Apr 1895, Nebraska.
ii. GEORGE J. HOPKINS, b. Nov 1896, Nebraska.
iii. CORA P. HOPKINS, b. Oct 1898, Nebraska.
16. SAMUEL7 HOPKINS (MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 09 Oct 1877 in , Madison, Iowa, and died 27 Aug 1951 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska. He married DAISY MAY WARD 02 Feb 1902. She was born 05 May 1883 in Clay Center, Clay, Nebraska, and died 06 Oct 1959 in Lexington, Nebraska. Notes for SAMUEL HOPKINS: Family Story: Son in law had built house for Sam and Daisy to live in. He had included a built in ironing board. Daisy didn't like it. Sam had had found an ironing board and bought it at an auction "barn" within walking distance to home. He bought it and carried it home. Daisy didn't like it either. Sam was started to carry it back, but collapsed in the yard from a heart attack and died.
Obituary - Samuel Hopkins died suddenly Monday at 2:15pm following an attack at 1105 East 10th. Hopkins resided at 912 North Silber. Born Oct. 9, 1877, at Winterset, Iowa, Hopkins had lived in the North Platte area for the past 35 years. Hopkins was a member of the Berean Fundamental church and the Modern Woodmen lodge. Surviving at his widow, Mrs Daisy May Hopkins: three daughter, Mr. Ruby Teater of Cheyenne, Wy, Mrs. Betty Stafford and Mrs. Vivian Vierson, both of North Platte: eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Hopkins will lie in state at the Maloney, Cox and Kuhns Funeral home, where final arrangements are pending. Buried in North Platte Cemetery
Notes for DAISY MAY WARD: Daisy Mae Ward was in the nursing home next to the old Memorial Hospital in North Platte. While she was there, the staff had a heck of a time keeping clothes on her.
OBITUARY Mrs. Daisy Hopkins, 76, died in a Lexington Nursing Home Monday afternoon. She was born May 5, 1883 in Clay County and moved to the North Platte area from Senacca and had lived here for more than 42 years. Survivors include three daughter; Mr. Ruby Teater of California,, Mrs. Betty Freeze, North Platte and Mrs. Vivian Vierson, of North Platte: one sister, Mrs. Meilia Bradburn, Nampa, Idaho:three brother John Ward, Fred Ward, Nampa: and W.H. Ward, Sargent: eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was proceeded in Death by her husband, Sam in 1951. She had been a member of the North Platte chapter of the Royal Neighbors of America since 1931. Funeral services are pending at the Maloney-Cox and Kuhns Funeral Home.
Children of SAMUEL HOPKINS and DAISY WARD are:
i. TWILA VAY8 HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1903.
ii. RUBY GERTRUDE HOPKINS, b. 24 Jun 1903; d. Aft. 1951; m. UNKNOWN TEATER.
iii. CLIFFORD HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1905.
iv. XIE DOLAS HOPKINS, b. 15 Jun 1912.
v. HAROLD HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1913.
25. vi. VIVIAN DELORES HOPKINS, b. 22 May 1914, Seneca, Thomas, Nebraska; d. 31 Mar 1976, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska.
vii. ELIZABETH HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1915; d. Aft. 1951; m. UNKNOWN STAFFORD.
17. NAOMI7 WYNKOOP (ELIZABETH6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) died 1924. She married MANFORD FEAR 30 Aug 1883 in Clinton County, Indiana. He died 1909.
Children of NAOMI WYNKOOP and MANFORD FEAR are:
i. JOHN A.8 FEAR.
ii. OTTO FEAR.
iii. ADA FEAR.
iv. BETHA FEAR.
Generation No. 8
18. MARTHA8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 17 Feb 1876 in Winerset, Madison, Iowa, and died 01 Jan 1964 in Enid, Oklahoma. She married JAMES M BLANCHARD 17 Feb 1892 in Broken Bow, McCurtain, Oklahoma. He was born Jul 1858 in Illinois. Notes for JAMES M BLANCHARD: 1900 Census Ok Garfield County pg 218B
Children of MARTHA ALLEN and JAMES BLANCHARD are:
i. FRANCES M.9 BLANCHARD, b. Oct 1892, Nebraska.
ii. LILLIAN R. BLANCHARD, b. Dec 1893, Nebraska.
iii. STELLA BLANCHARD, b. Dec 1897, Oklahoma.
iv. NANCY F. BLANCHARD, b. Aug 1899, Oklahoma.
19. ALFRED ELDRIDGE8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 25 Aug 1882 in Custer, Nebraska, and died 19 May 1962 in Idaho. He married PEARL ANN YOUNG 05 Jul 1904 in Nebraska.
Children of ALFRED ALLEN and PEARL YOUNG are:
i. ORVELL CECIL9 ALLEN, b. 01 Jan 1922, Wallsworth, New Mexico; m. GENEVA LORINE STEPHENS, 01 Jun 1940, Caldwell, Caynon, Idaho.
ii. ROY ALLEN, m. MABLE UNKNOWN. Notes for MABLE UNKNOWN: Living in Spokane Washington as of 1998
20. LEWIS CHRISTOPHER8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 18 Nov 1884 in , Custer, Nebraska, and died 06 Nov 1941 in , McPherson, Nebraska. He married (1) MARY ADELINE HARVEY MILLER. She was born 03 Jan 1889. He married (2) IVY MURELL MEEKER 1909. She was born 02 Aug 1893, and died 10 Jul 1926 in , McPherson, Nebraska. Notes for IVY MURELL MEEKER: Buried Berwyn Cemetery in Custer county, Nebraska
Children of LEWIS ALLEN and MARY MILLER are:
i. WILBER9 ALLEN, b. Aft. 1930.
ii. ELDON LEROY ALLEN, b. 17 Jan 1930, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
Children of LEWIS ALLEN and IVY MEEKER are:
iii. FLOYD OMAR9 ALLEN, b. 26 Apr 1912, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. 26 May 1974, North Platte, , Nebraska. Notes for FLOYD OMAR ALLEN: Buried Miller Cemetery in Tryon, McPherson, Nebraska
iv. ETHEL MAY ALLEN, b. Abt. 24 Jan 1913.
v. CHESTER LEE ALLEN, b. 13 Dec 1914.
vi. RAY WILLIAM ALLEN, b. 05 Aug 1918.
21. RICHARD PARIS8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 27 Aug 1886 in Custer County, Nebraska, and died 29 Dec 1964 in Custer County, Nebraska. He married (1) BERDINE GLASSIER. He married (2) BLACH BRODEN. He married (3) MRTLE EVANS 14 Jun 1917. She was born 27 Sep 1897, and died 21 Apr 1946. Notes for RICHARD PARIS ALLEN: Family Histories, a book in Waco Bob Flebbe found in 1995 no title. The daughter of J.E. Evans and Alpha Zadia Hale Evans, Myrtle Mae and Richard all were married by Judge N. Dwight ? in Broken Bow, Nebraska on June 14, 1917. Ruby Bernice, ? Mae, Billie Richard, Jessie Mae are all children who joined this union. Richard Allen farmed in the Berwyn area most of his life. Several years were spent on the ? Rapp farm northeast of Berwyn. At age 48 years, on ? 21 1946, Myrtle Allen passed away. Richard Allen was 78 when he passed away Dec 29 1946. Interment for Mr. and Mrs. Allen was in the Janesville Cemetery. Dorothy passed away at the age of twelve, Billie married Dona Meyer, daughter of George Myers of Westville, Jessie married Glen Ward, son of Ray and Katheryn Ward of Berwyn. Nancy married Porter Chamberlin son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Chamberlin of Mason City, Ruby Bernice married Kenneth Floyde Loy. Buried Janesville Cemetery Custer county, Nebraska https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm
Children of RICHARD ALLEN and MRTLE EVANS are:
i. BERNICE9 ALLEN, b. 20 Mar 1918, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. Aft. 1985; m. UNKNOWN LOY.
ii. DOROTHY ALLEN, b. 1919, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. Jul 1932, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. Notes for DOROTHY ALLEN: Buried Janesville Cemetery - Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm
iii. BILLY RICHARD ALLEN, b. 25 Oct 1927, Ansley, Custer, Nebraska; d. 01 Jan 1986; m. DONA MEYER, 1951; b. 13 Dec 1931; d. Aft. 01 Jan 1986. Notes for BILLY RICHARD ALLEN: He attended elementary school in Goose Valley. He was a 1846 graduate of Berwyn High School. Buried Janesville Cemetery Custer County, Nebraska. Lived for 12 yrs after he was married in Dunning where he managed the Mobil service station. In 1966 they moved to Alda, where he went to work for Presto-X. Later he was employed at hale Trailer Sales. He retired because of ill health. They moved to Grand Island in 1985. He was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 378 and the Platt-Deutsche Society. Buried Janesville Cemetery Custer county, Nebraska https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm Notes for DONA MEYER: Buried Janesville Cemetery Custer county, Nebraska https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm
iv. JESSIE MARIE ALLEN, b. 28 Nov 1929, Ansley, Custer, Nebraska; d. Aft. 1985; m. GLEN WARD.
v. NANCY JANE ALLEN, b. 11 Dec 1933, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. Aft. 1985; m. MARTIN CHAMBERLIN.
22. WALTER WILBUR8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 02 Apr 1888 in Custer County, Nebraska, and died 02 Feb 1940 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska. He married LOIS ELLIS 29 Jun 1909 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, daughter of ANTHONY ELLIS and SILVEY MORGAN. She was born 25 Jun 1890. Notes for WALTER WILBUR ALLEN: Walter was a member of the Methodist Church and Lola the Baptist Church. They farmed near Walworth, Custer, Nebraska, then they moved to his mother's farm. He farmed it until it was sold in 1927. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm Buried Custer County, NE
Children of WALTER ALLEN and LOIS ELLIS are:
i. HAZEL9 ALLEN, b. 30 Jul 1914, Walworth, Custer, Nebraska.
ii. PAUL ALLEN, b. Feb 1916, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. Feb 1917.
iii. MILDRED MAY ALLEN, b. 24 Jun 1919, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
iv. CLARIS ELIGA ALLEN, b. 27 Sep 1927, Custer County, Nebraska.
23. CHARLOTTE FRANCIS8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 28 Feb 1892 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska, and died 07 Jan 1979 in Gillette, Campbell, Wyoming. She married (1) WALTER ERNEST EVANS 03 Sep 1910 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska, son of GEORGE EVANS and ADA HALE. He was born 08 Sep 1889 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska, and died 07 Jul 1939 in Paxton, Keith, Nebraska. She married (2) BENJAMIN MCCLARA Aft. 1917. She married (3) WILLIAM OLIVER Aft. 1918.
Notes for CHARLOTTE FRANCIS ALLEN: Buried Mount Pisgah 804 S Emerson Ave Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming, 1900 census Custer County, Nebraska. with Oliver and Fannie on top page Sup 6 ED 60 Sheet 3 Notes for WALTER ERNEST EVANS: Buried Janesville Cemetery Custer county, Nebraska https://sites.rootsweb.com/~necuste2/Cemeters/janesvll.htm
Children of CHARLOTTE ALLEN and WALTER EVANS are:
i. VESSIE JUANETTE9 EVANS, b. 20 Jan 1911, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. 11 Jun 1946, Sutherland, Lincoln, Nebraska (Source: Death-relayed by her son Robert Flebbe.); m. KENNETH RAY HORRELL FLEBBE, 20 Jul 1930; b. 08 Feb 1908, Roseville, Warren, Ill ; d. 30 Apr 1990, Prescott Valley, Yavapai, Arizona.
ii. FANNIE EVALE EVANS, b. 09 Mar 1913, Seneca, Thomas, Nebraska; m. GLENN JULIUS JONES, 24 Nov 1933, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska.
iii. CHARLOTTE PEARL EVANS, b. 04 Aug 1917, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. 30 Jan 1979, Gillette, Campbell, Wyoming; m. JESS LOWS BOARDMAN, 28 Sep 1935, Sundance, Crook, Wy.
24. FANNIE OKLA8 ALLEN (NANCY JANE7 HOPKINS, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 29 Oct 1894 in Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma, and died 24 Mar 1953 in Sheridan, Wyoming. She married GEORGE CLINTON "CLINT" DECKER 17 Oct 1912. He was born 01 Jun 1888 in , Comstock, Nebraska, and died 30 Mar 1976 in Pierre, South Dakota.
Children of FANNIE ALLEN and GEORGE DECKER are:
i. JACK CLINT9 DECKER, b. 18 Dec 1915, , Custer, Nebraska; d. 1977, Pierre, South Dakota; m. (1) MAZINE FRANCES BELL; b. 15 Feb 1932, , Franklin, North Carolina; m. (2) FRANCES CLEO RODMAN, 09 Jun 1935, Greybull, Big Horn, Wyoming; d. 06 Feb 1967, Cleveland, Tennessee. Notes for JACK CLINT DECKER: Buried in Cleveland, TN
ii. JIMMY HIRAM DECKER, b. 30 Oct 1922, Maysdorf, , Wyoming; m. RUTH FRANCES NORRIS, 07 Feb 1943, Greybull, Big Horn, Wyoming; b. 19 Nov 1920, Omaha, Nebraska. Notes for JIMMY HIRAM DECKER:
FROM PAPER IN GREYBULL, WYOMING
February 7, 1943 for another young couple, Miss Ruth Norris of Greybull was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Jimmy Decker at the Church of God of Prophecy at high noon with the grooms father Bishop G.C. Decker officiating.
The Bride wore a suite of Blue with a shoulder corsage of roses. Dena Rodman maid of honor and S.T. Rodman as Best Man.
Out of town quest were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Taylor of Cody. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the Brides Parents. Guest were Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Taylor, O.H. Blackenby, the Bride and the Groom.
The Groom left to serve his country and the Bride will be at home of her parents.
25. VIVIAN DELORES8 HOPKINS (SAMUEL7, MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS, ROBERT5, NANCY AGNES4 MCCORMICK, ELIZABETH3 GREGORY, JAMES2, WALTER1) was born 22 May 1914 in Seneca, Thomas, Nebraska, and died 31 Mar 1976 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska. She married (1) ROBERT PIERRE DOUGHERTY Bef. 1947. He was born 18 Feb 1911 in South Dakota, and died 1965 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska. She married (2) MERLE EDWARD VIERSON 08 Nov 1947 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born 14 Jun 1914 in Hayes county, Nebraska.
Children of VIVIAN HOPKINS and ROBERT DOUGHERTY are:
i. MARILYN LEE9 DOUGHERTY
ii. STANLEY DOUGHERTY
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