Wilsey & Roberts Genealogy plus others - pafg1269 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Wilsey-Roberts plus others with notes

Cornelius Parsons.

He had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Parsons

Humphrey Kirby [Parents] was born about 1592 in Rowington, Warwick, England. He married Bridget Paine in 1612 in St Mary, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.

Other marriages:
White, Marjorie

Bridget Paine.Bridget married Humphrey Kirby in 1612 in St Mary, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Kirby


Living [Parents]

Elmer Shefler [Parents].Elmer married Lucy Warner.

Lucy Warner.Lucy married Elmer Shefler.

They had the following children:

  F i Jessie M Shefler

William Kirby was born about 1507. He died in 1651. He was married in 1613.

He had the following children:

  M i Humphrey Kirby

Living [Parents]

He had the following children:

  M i Living

Living [Parents]

He had the following children:

  M i Living


Nellie R. Benjamin [Parents] was buried in Camptown Cemetery, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, , Pennsylvania. She married Living.

Amos Maynard [Parents].Amos married Sarah C. Ruggles.

Sarah C. Ruggles was born about 1821 in Vermont. She married Amos Maynard.

Other marriages:
Wilsey, William Henry

They had the following children:

  M i Stanley Maynard was born in Nov 1842 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1929.

William Henry Wilsey [Parents] was born on 6 May 1822 in Troy, Bradford County, , Pennsylvania. He died on 9 Aug 1897 in Mapleton, Monona County, Iowa. He was buried in 1897 in Heisler Cem., Mapleton, Monona County, Iowa. He married Mary Frances German on 27 Mar 1877 in Little Sioux, Harrison County, Il.

Other marriages:
Cunningham, Sarah Jane
Ruggles, Sarah C.

WILSEY - William H. WILSEY, of Little Sioux Township, came to Harrison County in 1876, when he took up his residence in Little Sioux. He was born May 6, 1822, at Troy, Bradford County, Pa., and lived there until 1836, when the family removed to Ohio, and from there to Michigan, and then to Illinois, in which State our subject obtained most of his education, and there grew to manhood. He came to Monona County, Iowa, in 1855, and settled in the town of Maple, and laid out the village of Mapleton on his farm, where he was both merchant and Postmaster for some years. By his own industry, perserverance and frugality, he rapidly accumulated both money and lands, until he became one of the largest land owners in the county, owning at one time fifteen hundred acres in Maple Township.

He remained in Monona County until 1876, when he concluded to try his fortune in the Far West, and with this in view, he removed to Colorado, but after a few months was glad to return to the Hawkeye State and took up residence in Harrison County, but lived for two years in Mapleton, but finally in 1882 came to Little Sioux Township, and has resided here since that time. He is one of the largest land owners in this and Monona counties, having five hundred acres in Little Sioux Township alone, a greater portion of which is under the plow.

Mr. WILSEY has been three times married: first in Henry County, Ill., in 1844, he was united to Miss Sarah Jane CUNNINGHAM, by whom four children were born -- Clarissa, Nelson A., Duke W. and William H.

Mr. WILSEY afterward married Mrs. Sarah (RUGGLES) MAYNARD, the widow of Amos MAYNARD, of Pennsylvania, who came to the country with him.

March 27, 1877, Mr. WILSEY for the third time entered into the bonds of matrimony, being on that day united in marriage to Mrs. Mary A. SMITH, a native of Linn County, Iowa, the daughter of Moses and Eliza (BRAZZELTON) GERMAN, of Little Sioux, and who came there at a very early day. Her father built the first dwelling house eracted in Little Sioux.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, page 901.
Family Researcher: N/A

Smith Mary F Wilsey W H 3/27/1877

Monona County Courthouse in Onawa, Iowa.
WILLSEY, Duke W. / Mary E. PERKINS 27 APR 1870
WILLSEY, Nelson A. / Margaret MUCKEY 10 OCT 1869
WILSEY, Henry / Sarah SANDFORD 07 MAR 1872
Monona County Courthouse in Onawa, Iowa.
SMITH, Harwood / Florence A. WILSEY 26 JAN 1874
AIKENS, G. W. / Mary J. WILSEY 1 MAR 1875

1870 Federal Census, Maple, Monona County, Iowa
Wilsey, William H. 48 PA
Wilsey, Sarah C. 49 VT
Wilsey, Allis 13 IA
Wilsey, Hattie 11 IA
Wilsey, Flora B. 8 IA
Morris, Samuel 35 NY

Household Record 1880 United States Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph ACKENS Self M Male W 32 IRE Farmer IRE IRE
Mary ACKENS Wife M Female W 22 IA --- VT
John WILLIAMSON Other S Male W 25 PA Farm Hand PA PA
Charles PORSTAH Other S Male W 24 MA Farm Hand NY NY
Sarah WILSEY MotherL D Female W 56 VT NY NY
Flora WILSEY SisterL S Female W 17 IA NY VT
Charles MORRIS Other S Male W 22 IN Farmer IN IN
Loyd WILSEY Other S Male W 2 NE PA PA
Jessie SMITH Other S Female W 13 IA At School IL IA
Elsie SMITH Other S Female W 11 IA At School IL IA

Source Information:
Census Place Mapleton, Monona, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254357
NA Film Number T9-0357
Page Number 17D

Mary Frances German [Parents] was born in Oct 1849 in Iowa. She married William Henry Wilsey on 27 Mar 1877 in Little Sioux, Harrison County, Il.

Other marriages:
Smith, Chauncey

GERMAN - Moses GERMAN, a native of Ohio, has been a resident of Harrison County since 1855, and is now a resident of Little Sioux Township. He was born in Putnam County, Ohio, January 13, 1820, and is the son of John and Casander (SMITH) GERMAN. His paternal grandparents' names were Moses and Susan GERMAN, natives of Maryland. Our subject was the second in a family of seven children, five of whom are still living. His boyhood days were spent in the Buckeye State, his parents removing to Putnam County, Ill., in 1833, where the father engaged in farming. In Illinois he assisted his father on the farm and attended the common schools, and commenced farming for himself in Jones County, Iowa, and there remained until in 1855, when he came to this county. He located at the village of Little Sioux, and the first winter lived in a "dug-out" on the bank of the Little Sioux River. The next season he erected the first house built in that village, the same being a log house, still standing and is occupied by Mr. FARBER.

Mr. GERMAN was united in marriage, May 1846, in Jones County, Iowa, to Eliza BRAZZELTON, the daughter of Benjamin and Elsie (MOORE) BRAZZELTON. The father was killed in the Indian War, and the mother died in Little Sioux in 1859.

Mr. and Mrs. GERMAN have one child living: Mary Frances, wife of W. H. WILSEY. Politically our subject is a Democrat and in religious matters he is a Methodist. He served as Deputy Sheriff of Harrison County for a number of years, and stands high in the community in which he lives.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 900-901
Family Researcher: NA

E-mail:jimlpshaw@hotmail.com Mon Jul 29 14:27:13 2002
Name: jim shaw
Subject: Mary Frances German Smith Wilsey
Surnames: German, Smith, Blakeman, Flanaghan
Query: Moses German b 1820 married Eliza J. Brazelton b 1828 married May 1846. They had a daughter Mary Frances German b 1849 who married first Chauncey Smith and second William h. Wilsey. by chauncey smith, Mary had two children: Elsie L. Smith b 1870 who married first J. H Flanaghan. They had two daughters Jessie f. born 1887 and and alice. elsie married second Mr. Robinson and had a daughter Lanna (lenna) Robinson born 1900. Somewhere a descendant of Mary German 1849 had a daughter who married Edward Blakeman b. 1892. Edward and his wife had a son Dean Forrest Blakeman born Jun 27, 1885. This all was going on in Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa with various census records confirming their presence from 1900, 1910, and 1920. Can anyone confirm any of this? Did Dean Forrest Blakeman son of Edward Blakeman die in Harrison County after 1910 (he is in the 1910 census)Did Dean marry in Harrison County, Iowa. Thanks so very much for reading through this query.

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