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Oliver Galen Swafford

M, #8751, b. May 1863, d. 6 December 1926

Parents

FatherOliver Gaylord Swafford (b. 1839, d. 1863)
MotherMelissa Essley (b. 1843, d. 21 January 1915)

Family: Rebecca Adeline Dunlavy (b. 1870, d. 1927)

Biography

BirthMay 1863Oliver Galen Swafford was born in May 1863 in Mercer County, Illinois.1
Marriage1889He and Rebecca Adeline Dunlavy were married in 18891
Death6 December 1926He died on 6 December 1926 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas,1
Burial8 December 1926He was buried on 8 December 1926 at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.1
Last Edited3 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas

Rebecca Adeline Dunlavy

F, #8752, b. 1870, d. 1927

Family: Oliver Galen Swafford (b. May 1863, d. 6 December 1926)

Biography

Birth1870Rebecca Adeline Dunlavy was born in 1870.
Marriage1889Oliver Galen Swafford and she were married in 18891
Death1927She died in 1927
Last Edited3 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas

Joel Nelson Woodward

M, #8753, b. 7 November 1844, d. 8 February 1911

Family: Sarah Pratt (b. 8 April 1848, d. 1888)

SonAlonzo R. Woodward+ (b. 1875, d. 1967)
SonFrank Woodward+ (b. 20 March 1879, d. 5 December 1955)

Biography

Birth7 November 1844Joel Nelson Woodward was born on 7 November 1844 in North Buffalo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Marriage1868He and Sarah Pratt were married in 1868 in Mercer County, Illinois, Joel and Sarah had nine children:
Mrs. Mary A. Buxton,
J. H. Woodward,
Mrs. Allie Mitchell,
L. C. Woodward,
Alonzo,
Frank, 
Mrs Edna Hodges,
Homer and
Ray
(list taken from his obituary)

Descendant Sue Anne Burke has a good tree on Ancestry with detailed info on the family, for those with an Ancestry subscription.
Death8 February 1911He died on 8 February 1911 in Castelwood, South Dakota,
Obituary16 February 191116 February 1911, Lenox, Iowa, Lenox Time Table Obituary:. Obits copied from his Findagrave page:

JOEL NELSON WOODWARD: OBITUARY 

Joel N. Woodward an old resident of South Adams county and for some time a 
resident of Lenox before moving to Castlewood, S. D. about seven years ago, died 
at his home near Castlewood, of pneumonia, Feb. 8. Mr. Woodward was well known 
to the people of Adams and Taylor counties as he lived on a farm north of Lenox 
for over thirty years. He was about 66 years of age. Obituary will appear next 
week, Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 16, 1911. 

The following obituary was received from relatives at Castlewood, South Dakota: 

Joel Nelson Woodward was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, November 7, 
1844 and answered the call to leave the Church Militant and join the Church 
Triumphant, at his home in Castlewood, South Dakota, February 8th, 1911, at the 
age of 66 years 3 months and 1 day. 

Mr. Woodward's early life was one of hardship incident to the pioneer days of 
Illinois. He was left without father or mother at the age of ten years, making 
his home with his elder brothers who moved to Mercer County, Illinois in 1855. 
In 1861, when only 17 years of age he enlisted in the Union Army and valiantly 
defended ‘Old Glory' from the ravages of civil strife. He was a member of 
Company G, 27th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, experiencing his first 
baptism of fire at Farmington near Corinth, Kentucky, under General Rosecrans he 
took part in all his campaigning up to Stone River, in which battle Mr. Woodward 
was severely wounded and left for dead on the field. He was later found by some 
of his comrades and taken to the field hospital, where he was kept for sixteen 
days and then transported by ambulance to Nashville, being subsequently
discharged for disability. 

Recovering from his injuries, in June 1864 he again enlisted and was assigned to 
his former regiment with which he participated in the battles of Jonesboro, the 
capture of Atlanta, the Atlantic campaign, Franklin, Springfield and Nashville. 
At the end of the war he went to Washington, D. C. and took part in the Grand 
Review of the Federal Army coming home by way of Louisville and Springfield at 
which place he was finally discharged returning to his old home in Mercer 
County. 

In 1868 Mr. Woodward was married to Sarah A. Pratt and two years later moved to 
Adams County, Iowa where he made his home until coming to Castlewood in the 
spring of 1905. There were born to this union nine children: Mrs. Mary A. 
Buxton, J. H. Woodward, Mrs. Allie Mitchell, L. C. Woodward, Alonzo, Frank, 
Mrs Edna Hodges, Homer and Ray, all of whom survive him, the mother having 
preceded him to the city not made with hands in 1884, a loss severely felt by 
father and children. 

Mr. Woodward was married the second time to Mrs. Belle Coulter in Ang.1893. She 
lived but a short time being called home July 1st, 1894. He was again united in 
marriage to Mrs. Laura B. Rhodes in September 1895 to whom one son Ralph N. was 
born, and are left behind in sorrow bur not as those without hope. 

Mr. Woodward was for many years an earnest, and consistent member of the United 
Presbyterian Church, always active in every good work for the support of the 
church and its ministrations, and on his removal to Castlewood, he and the 
members of his family united with the Presbyterian church here. Mr. Woodward 
was a man of strong convictions, and highly respected by all who knew him for 
his rugged character, and dearly loved by his family and friends. 

The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, 
conducted by Rev. W. G. Johnson who was assisted by Revs. C. C. Boslaugh of the 
M. E. Church of this place and A. L. Curtis of Estelline, and were of a most 
impressive characters. The scripture lesson was Psalm 90, and the text from 
Revelations, 14th chapter and verse 13, from which the pastor preached a very 
helpful sermon. The attendance at the service was large and indicative of the 
esteem in which the deceased was held by our people. 

To those who are so deeply bereft, the sincere sympathy of his community goes 
out at this hour of tribulation, and the prayers of all ascend to the Father 
that he may send the comfort best suited to each of their needs. Lenox Time 
Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday February 23, 1911 

SOURCE: 
Adams Obituaries maintained by Jeanette Eleanor McFarlane. 
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen
Last Edited11 October 2018

James C. Pratt

M, #8754, b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842

Parents

FatherSpeculative Pratt (b. 1750)

Family 1: Sarah "Sallie" Bonar (b. 1791, d. 1826)

DaughterNancy Pratt (b. 6 October 1813)
SonWilliam Pratt+ (b. 13 October 1814, d. 26 January 1874)
SonAbraham B. Pratt (b. 23 July 1816, d. after 1900)
SonHarvey W. Pratt+ (b. 31 March 1818, d. 19 February 1879)
DaughterEleanor Pratt (b. 9 February 1820)
SonJames Pratt, Jr. (b. 16 August 1821)
SonArthur Pratt (b. 12 March 1824, d. 15 June 1904)

Family 2: Sarah Snyder (b. 1779, d. 1874)

Biography

Birth1781James C. Pratt was born in 1781.1
MarriageHe and Sarah "Sallie" Bonar were married, date unknown1
Occupation1817In 1817 James worked in Plumsock, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, as a laborer in a refinery. I don't know that this reference is to the same James Pratt, but it may be, because his gravestone says "Helped make First Steel in the New World":

An early puddling and rolling iron-mill was set up at Upper Middletown, then better known as Plumsock, on Redstone Creek, about midway between Brownsville and Connellsville. "The persons engaged in starting the works were Thomas C. Lewis, engineer; George Lewis, roller and turner; Sam. Lewis, heater; James Lewis, catcher. Henry Lewis was clerk in the office. They were all brothers. James Pratt worked the refinery and David Adams worked the puddling furnace."2
Census7 August 1820He appeared in the census 7 August 1820 in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. James is listed as: James Pratt,
3 males under 10
1 male 20-45
2 females under 10,
1 female 20-45
1 person in Agriculture
Marriageafter 1826He and Sarah Snyder were married after 18261
Census1830He appeared in the census 1830 in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. James is listed as: James Pratt
2 males under 5,
1 male 5-9
1 male 10-14,
1 male 40-49
1 female under 5
1 female 10-14
1 female 40-49
Death20 March 1842He died on 20 March 1842 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania,1
Burial22 March 1842He was buried on 22 March 1842 at Roberts Cemetery in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1
Last Edited24 February 2021

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Roberts Cemetery, Luzerne, Fayette County, PA
  2. [S870] Franklin Ellis, Editor, History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1882), p. 240; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/stream/historyoffayette00elli#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed

Sarah "Sallie" Bonar

F, #8755, b. 1791, d. 1826

Parents

FatherWilliam Bonar (b. 3 March 1755, d. 1819)
MotherCatherine Estle

Family: James C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)

DaughterNancy Pratt (b. 6 October 1813)
SonWilliam Pratt+ (b. 13 October 1814, d. 26 January 1874)
SonAbraham B. Pratt (b. 23 July 1816, d. after 1900)
SonHarvey W. Pratt+ (b. 31 March 1818, d. 19 February 1879)
DaughterEleanor Pratt (b. 9 February 1820)
SonJames Pratt, Jr. (b. 16 August 1821)
SonArthur Pratt (b. 12 March 1824, d. 15 June 1904)

Biography

Birth1791Sarah "Sallie" Bonar was born in 1791.1
MarriageJames C. Pratt and she were married, date unknown1
Death1826She died in 18261
Last Edited5 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Roberts Cemetery, Luzerne, Fayette County, PA

Sarah Snyder

F, #8756, b. 1779, d. 1874

Family: James C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)

Biography

Birth1779Sarah Snyder was born in 1779.1
Marriageafter 1826James C. Pratt and she were married after 18261
Death1874She died in 1874 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania,1
Last Edited5 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Roberts Cemetery, Luzerne, Fayette County, PA

Stephanie "Stevie" Wells

F, #8757, b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012

Parents

FatherCharles Howell Wells (b. 26 July 1890)
MotherNana Stevick (b. 4 February 1894)

Family 2: Robert Groce

Biography

Birth6 June 1932Stephanie "Stevie" Wells was born on 6 June 1932 in Santa Clara County, California.
Census1940She appeared in the household of Charles Howell Wells in the census 1940 at 418 Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton, San Mateo County, California. Charles is listed as Charles Wells (head, renting, $50 per month, age 49, college 4 years, b. Iowa, lived in same house 5 years ago, membership salesman for U.S. Chamber of Commerce, wages in 1939 $2400)
Nana (wife, age 46, college 4 years, born in Colorado)
Charles Jr. (son, age 14, 7th grade, born in New York)
Stephanie (daughter, age 7, first grade, born in California)
Education1951She was educated Photo from 1951 yearbook attached. in 1951 at Colorado State College in Fort Collins, Colorado,
Death17 October 2012She died on 17 October 2012 in Corvallis, Oregon, She died at the Mennonite Home in Albany, Oregon.
Last Edited6 September 2018

Victor L. Noblitt

M, #8758

Family: Stephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)

DaughterAnna Lee Noblitt
DaughterCindy Noblitt
SonJeffrey Alton Noblitt
DaughterCatherine M. Noblitt
DaughterEleanor Yvonne Noblitt+
Last Edited6 September 2018

Robert Groce

M, #8759

Family: Stephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)

Last Edited6 September 2018

Anna Lee Noblitt

F, #8760

Parents

FatherVictor L. Noblitt
MotherStephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)
Last Edited6 September 2018

Cindy Noblitt

F, #8761

Parents

FatherVictor L. Noblitt
MotherStephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)
Last Edited6 September 2018

Jeffrey Alton Noblitt

M, #8762

Parents

FatherVictor L. Noblitt
MotherStephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)
Last Edited6 September 2018

Catherine M. Noblitt

F, #8763

Parents

FatherVictor L. Noblitt
MotherStephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)
Last Edited6 September 2018

Charles Howell "Chuck" Wells, Jr.

M, #8764

Parents

FatherCharles Howell Wells (b. 26 July 1890)
MotherNana Stevick (b. 4 February 1894)

Biography

Census1940Charles Howell "Chuck" Wells, Jr., appeared in the household of Charles Howell Wells in the census 1940 at 418 Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton, San Mateo County, California. Charles is listed as Charles Wells (head, renting, $50 per month, age 49, college 4 years, b. Iowa, lived in same house 5 years ago, membership salesman for U.S. Chamber of Commerce, wages in 1939 $2400)
Nana (wife, age 46, college 4 years, born in Colorado)
Charles Jr. (son, age 14, 7th grade, born in New York)
Stephanie (daughter, age 7, first grade, born in California)
Last Edited6 September 2018

Gloria Joan Wells

F, #8765, b. 13 August 1926, d. 1929

Parents

FatherCharles Howell Wells (b. 26 July 1890)
MotherNana Stevick (b. 4 February 1894)

Biography

Birth13 August 1926Gloria Joan Wells was born on 13 August 1926 in California.
Death1929She died in 1929 in California
Last Edited6 September 2018

Eleanor Yvonne Noblitt

F, #8766

Parents

FatherVictor L. Noblitt
MotherStephanie "Stevie" Wells (b. 6 June 1932, d. 17 October 2012)

Family 1: John S. Pack

Last Edited6 September 2018

John S. Pack

M, #8767
Last Edited6 September 2018

Robert Dale Hayden

M, #8768
Last Edited6 September 2018

Kimberly R. Hayden

F, #8769

Parents

Last Edited6 September 2018

Stephanie Hayden

F, #8770

Parents

Last Edited6 September 2018

Nancy Pratt

F, #8771, b. 6 October 1813

Parents

FatherJames C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)
MotherSarah "Sallie" Bonar (b. 1791, d. 1826)

Biography

Birth6 October 1813Nancy Pratt was born on 6 October 1813 in Pennsylvania.1
Last Edited8 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S867] "Ancestors of Howard Hickman", database, Howard Hickman, Rootsweb (http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hhickman/genealogy/index.htm), Letter to HH from Gladys W. Boehner, 1995; submitted, [contact information for private use]

William Pratt

M, #8772, b. 13 October 1814, d. 26 January 1874

Parents

FatherJames C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)
MotherSarah "Sallie" Bonar (b. 1791, d. 1826)

Family: Harriet Thomas (b. 2 June 1820, d. 2 February 1903)

SonDaniel B. Pratt (b. 25 December 1838, d. 7 November 1910)
SonLindsley Inghram Pratt (b. 19 February 1841, d. 8 February 1863)
DaughterSarah Pratt (b. 1847)
SonHarvey Pratt (b. 1849, d. 1923)
SonWilliam Pratt (b. 1855)
SonJames Pratt (b. 1857)

Biography

Birth13 October 1814William Pratt was born on 13 October 1814 in Pennsylvania.1
MarriageHe and Harriet Thomas were married, date unknown in Pennsylvania
Census9 August 1850He appeared in the census 9 August 1850 in Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. William is listed as: William Pratt (31, Blacksmith, Personal estate $1500)
Harriet (30)
Daniel B. (11)
Inghram (9)
Sarah (4)
Harvey (1)
Census18 August 1860He appeared in the census 18 August 1860 in Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. William is listed as: William Pratt (age 45, Farmer, Real Estate $3000, Personal $1000)
Harriet (age 40, Housekeeper)
Daniel (age22, Farmer)
Ingram (19, Farmer
Sarah (14)
Harvey (12)
William (5)
James A. (4)

Living next door to the William Smith family, with 5 young adult children living at home, the youngest being Margaret, age 17, student, who would soon become the wife of Daniel.
Census22 June 1870He appeared in the census 22 June 1870 in Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. William is listed as: William Pratt (age 55, Farmer, Real estate $10,000, Personal $2,525, b. in Pa.)
Harriet (age 50, Keeping House, born in Pa.)
Harvey (age 21, Farm Hand, b. in Pa.)
Sarah (age 23, b. in Pa.)
William (age 16, Farm Hand, attends school, b. in Pa.)
James (age 13, attends school, b. in Pa.)2
Death26 January 1874He died on 26 January 1874 in Pennsylvania1
Burial28 January 1874He was buried on 28 January 1874 at Smith Cemetery in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.3
Last Edited11 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S867] "Ancestors of Howard Hickman", database, Howard Hickman, Rootsweb (http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hhickman/genealogy/index.htm), Letter to HH from Gladys W. Boehner, 1995; submitted, [contact information for private use]
  2. [S657] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Mortality Schedule), Image 37/38, Greene County, Franklin Twp.
  3. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Smith Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA

Abraham B. Pratt

M, #8773, b. 23 July 1816, d. after 1900

Parents

FatherJames C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)
MotherSarah "Sallie" Bonar (b. 1791, d. 1826)

Biography

Birth23 July 1816Abraham B. Pratt was born on 23 July 1816 in Pennsylvania.1
Deathafter 1900He died after 19001
Last Edited8 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S867] "Ancestors of Howard Hickman", database, Howard Hickman, Rootsweb (http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hhickman/genealogy/index.htm), Letter to HH from Gladys W. Boehner, 1995; submitted, [contact information for private use]

Harvey W. Pratt

M, #8774, b. 31 March 1818, d. 19 February 1879

Parents

FatherJames C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)
MotherSarah "Sallie" Bonar (b. 1791, d. 1826)

Family: Rebecca Hanna (b. 18 June 1829, d. 14 January 1904)

SonWilliam Wallace Pratt (b. 1851)
DaughterAnnazetta Louisa Pratt+ (b. 1852, d. 12 October 1892)
SonAndrew Jackson Pratt+ (b. 1858)

Biography

Birth31 March 1818Harvey W. Pratt was born on 31 March 1818 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage11 August 1849He and Rebecca Hanna were married on 11 August 1849 in Athens, Ohio,
Census6 September 1860He appeared in the census 6 September 1860 in not identified, Sullivan County, Missouri. Harvey is listed as: Harvey Pratt (42, Farmer and Taylor, real estate $800, personal $430, born in Penn.)
Rachel (33, b. in Ohio)
Wallis (9, b. in Ohio)
Louisa (8, b. in Ohio)
Andrew J. (4, b. in Missouri)
Census27 July 1870He appeared in the census 27 July 1870 in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri. Harvey is listed as: Harvey Pratt (51, Traveling Agent for Patent Medicine House, real estate $3180, personal $2965, born in Pennsylvania)
Rebecca (41, Keeping house, born in Virginia)
William W. (19, Farm laborer, real estate $530, b. Ohio)
Annazetta L. (18, At home, born in Ohio)
Andrew J. (12, Works on farm, b. in Missouri)
Eliza Breedlove, age 12, domestic servant, b. in Missouri
Death19 February 1879He died on 19 February 1879 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri,1
Burial21 February 1879He was buried on 21 February 1879 at Hawkeye Cemetery in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri.2
Last Edited14 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S867] "Ancestors of Howard Hickman", database, Howard Hickman, Rootsweb (http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hhickman/genealogy/index.htm), Letter to HH from Gladys W. Boehner, 1995; submitted, [contact information for private use]
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Hawkeye Cemetery, Green City, MO

Eleanor Pratt

F, #8775, b. 9 February 1820

Parents

FatherJames C. Pratt (b. 1781, d. 20 March 1842)
MotherSarah "Sallie" Bonar (b. 1791, d. 1826)

Biography

Birth9 February 1820Eleanor Pratt was born on 9 February 1820 in Pennsylvania.1
Last Edited8 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S867] "Ancestors of Howard Hickman", database, Howard Hickman, Rootsweb (http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hhickman/genealogy/index.htm), Letter to HH from Gladys W. Boehner, 1995; submitted, [contact information for private use]