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Elizabeth, who was called "Betsey", was born between 1780 and 1790 in either Virginia or Eastern Tennessee. She married Robert A. Caskey Junior on 5 April 1810 in Adair County, Kentucky. He was the son of Robert Caskey, Senior and Jane Caskey, who apparently came to this part of Kentucky from New Jersey or Pennsylvania, according to researchers, and one of those places is where Robert Jr. was born about 1785. He and Elizabeth are on the Adair County censuses in 1810 and 1820. On 12 September 1826, his 82 year old father, Robert Caskey Senior, was murdered by one Malcolm Worley, age 25, in Greene or Adair County, according to the Kentucky Register. In 1820 in Adair County, Robert and wife Betsey Beard had four girls under ten years old. In 1830 in same, there were still four females, and also three young males. In an 1850 lawsuit in Adair County, the heirs of Elizabeth and Robert Caskey were listed as the five girls and one son, indicating that only one son was surviving by then. This list in the court case has revealed all the children of Elizabeth Beard Caskey who were still alive in 1850. Robert Caskey Junior died between 1830 and 1840, probably in Adair County, and Elizabeth Beard Caskey appeared as a widow on the 1840 census with a male and female, both between fifteen and twenty. They lived very close to Elizabeth's brother, Samuel Beard, and his family as well as her younger brother David Beard and family. Elizabeth is not listed on the 1850 census at all. We do not know of any burial places for Robert or Elizabeth. In a biographical article written in 1886, it is said that Robert Caskey was a farmer all his life, but also served as a constable, a magistrate, and was sheriff "under the old constitution." This article was from Kentucky: A History of the State, Battles, Perrin, Kniffin, 1886.

The known children of Robert and Elizabeth Beard Caskey, as detailed in the court case filings, were:

1. Louisa Elizabeth Caskey was born about 1807-1810 in Adair County, Kentucky. On 29 October 1829, she married in same to Edmund R. Goode, who was the son of Fleming and Rhoda Peyton Goode. Edmund was born 13 December 1807 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. In 1840, they lived in Adair County with two small sons and a daughter. Their eldest child, a daughter Rebecca, had died in 1831. In 1850, Edmund was listed as Edward, and he and Louisa lived still in Adair County. They had their seven living children at home and lived very close to Louisa's widowed mother Elizabeth Beard Caskey. Of interest is the household next door, the John Hardwicke family. Louisa Caskey died some time after the birth of her last child in 1850 (when that child was one month old on the census) and 11 May 1854, when Edmund Goode remarried. Burial records say 1854; Louisa was buried at the Goode Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky. The second bride of Edmund Goode was Mary Ann Hardwicke, the daughter of John Hardwicke the neighbor. Edmund died in 1855, so the marriage did not last very long, and in the 1860 census, Mary Hardwicke Goode was listed back in the home of her father, John Hardwicke. Edmund was buried at the Goode Cemetery.

2. Rebecca Goode, born in 1831, is said to have died as an infant the same year.
2. Franklin W. Goode was born 29 June 1833 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married in the same on 9 November 1854 to Elgeline E. Christison (sometimes spelled Christerson). She was born in Casey County, Kentucky on 22 August 1835, the daughter of Thomas and Susan/Susannah Stephens Christison. Elgeline had a brother and a sister who married siblings of Franklin Goode. In the 1860 census, listed in Adair County, Franklin and Elgelina had a two year old son. 1870 in same, they were parents of two boys. In 1880, listed still in Adair County at Casey Creek, Frank and E. E. Goode had their youngest son still at home. Franklin's death date is given as 14 June 1880 in Casey Creek by many researchers. However, we have no proof of that yet, and a biography article was written about Franklin Goode in a book published in 1886, which did not recite a death record. Elgeline is said to have died between 1880 and 1884 in Casey Creek, but the article speaks of both of them as still living. No burial places are yet found.
In the referenced article, Franklin was cited as a man "of wide and varied general information, having been an extensive close and careful reader all his life. He remained with his parents on the home farm until he attained his majority, after which he farmed on rented lands and was employed as a laborer for some six years. He then bought a farm on which there was a very slight imrovement, on the waters of Casey Creek, in Adair, where he remained only two years. In the spring of 1861, he bought a partially improved farm of 150 acres, on the northwest or McCluer's Fork of Casey Creek, some two and a half miles north of Rolla, upon which he yet resides. He continued to add to his real possessions from time to time, now owning well improved farms aggregating some 600 acres. He is extensively and successfully engaged in farming and stock raising, and has given some attention to the breeding of fine cattle. . . both Mr. Goode and wife have been from early life mmbers of the Christian Church. In politics he is a Democrat and although he has never been an office seeker, he is universally recognized as a party leader in this part of the county."
3. Deroy Goode was born 17 January 1858 in Adair County, Kentucky and married Emma E. Edrington before the census was taken on 14 June 1880. On that date they were listed in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky with no children. Emma was born 28 September 1861 in Adair County, the daughter of Benjamin Leslie Edrington and Elizabeth Hatcher. Deroy died at age 34 on 21 August 1892 in Adair County. He is buried at the Goode Cemetery there amongst his ancestors. Emma probably married again before 1900 but we find no records. We do not know if they had any children.
3. Emmett Goode was born 11 June 1870 in Kentucky. About 1891, he married Anna Morgan, who was about the same age. They appear on no censuses together, as Anna Morgan Goode died in 1895 and was interred at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky, where her gravestone states that she was the first wife of "Emit Goode". They did have one child, who was born in May 1893, Claudia May Goode, who married Milburn Wolford. Emmett remarried before 1898 to Lenora F. "Nora" Mayes, the daughter of Coleman B. Mayes and Elizabeth Bell McMullin. Nora was born in Casey County, Kentucky on 2 May 1879. In 1900, Emmett and Lenora were living in Casey Creek, Adair County, with Claudia and their son Gordon. In 1910 they were at same with five children. Nora died at age 36 in Casey Creek, Adair County, on 3 May 1915. She is at rest at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County. In 1920 and 1930, Emmett was still living at Casey Creek and raised his children there. They were, besides his first child Claudia, Gordon Roy, Gilbert Franklin, Millard, Robert "Bob", and Zilpha Madalene who married Frank Scott. Emmett Goode died on 13 February 1944 in Adair County. He is buried at the Roley Cemetery there.
2. Elizabeth J. Goode, born on 18 September 1836 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky, married Thomas Jefferson Chelf on 6 October 1856 in Adair County. He was born in June of 1837 to Presley and Phoebe Blankenbaker Chelf in Green County, Kentucky. In 1860 the young couple lived in the town of Columbia in Adair County with a one year old son. By 1870 they lived with four children at Casey Creek in Adair County, where they would be listed on every succeeding census. Elizabeth died there on 27 May 1899 and was laid to rest at Roley Cemetery in Adair County. In 1900 Thomas was a widower and had one teenage son in the home. In 1902, he married again to a Nancy J., last name unknown, who was born about 1847 in Kentucky. On the 1910 census in Adair County, Thomas J. and Nancy J. Chelf lived next to his son Cromwell. Both Thomas and Nancy had been married twice, and Nancy had five of six children still alive, but none living in the home. Thomas Jefferson Chelf died on 21 July 1917 in Adair County and was buried at Roley Cemetery. No further information is known about Nancy Chelf. The known children of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth J. Goode Chelf were:
3. Cromwell Milford "Crum" Chelf was born on 12 November 1858 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married between 1880 and 1886, in probably Adair County, to Sarah Lynn Tucker, called Sally, who was born 25 November 1860 in Kentucky, the daughter of Robert Mason and Nancy Elizabeth Knifley. Sally died of "consumption", which usually meant tuberculosis back then, on 19 November 1893. She is at rest at Roley Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky. About 1895, Crum remarried, to Laura Belle Wolford, who had been married to an unknown Ford. She had a son, Omer Lee Ford, from her first marriage. Laura was born on 5 June 1868 and was the daughter of William Cyrus and Martha Darnell Wolford. On the 1900 census, Cromwell and Laura Chelf, married five years, lived at Casey Creek in Adair County with his two daughters and her son Omer, and with two children of their marriage.In 1910 and 1920 they still lived at Casey Creek and raised a large family. Cromwell Chelf died on 26 July 1923 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He was buried at Roley Cemetery there. By 1930, son Luther had moved to Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, and Laura Chelf lived with him as a widow. Laura Chelf died in Ingham County, Michigan in 1953. She was laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in Danville, Ingham County, Michigan. Crum and first wife Sally had three children, Avis, Myrtis, and Iva Emma. Myrtis died in 1893, just a month after her mother died. Avis married Owen Roark and lived in Indiana; Iva Emma married Harlin Lee Smith and lived in Casey County. Cromwell and Laura Wolford Chelf had four known children: Hobart Marshall, Beulah, Luther Paul, and Lou Sylvia, who died at age four in 1911. Both sons moved to Michigan.
3. Robert Alford Chelf was born 17 August 1861 in Adair County, Kentucky. Before 1888, he married Maria Katherine "Kate" Roark. She was born on 20 February 1869 in Green County, Kentucky, the daughter of Henderson J. and Mary Elizabeth Shofner Roark. They moved to Sangamon County, Illinois before the birth of their first child in August 1888. They had two more children there, but then Maria Roark Chelf died at age 25, on 7 April 1894, in Sangamon County. She is buried at Farmington Cemetery in Pleasant Plains, Sangamon County, Illinois. Robert married again in 1896 to Julia Ettie Dyke, who was born in Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois on 3 May 1875. Her parents were Aaron and Cordelia Ann Dike of Sangamon County. In 1900, Robert and Julia lived at Pleasant Plains in Sangamon County with his three children and their two baby sons. By 1910, they had moved to Goshen, Muscatine County, Iowa, where they were listed with eight of their children in the home. In 1920 they were enumerated at Lake, Muscatine County, Iowa with six children and a grandson at their home. We do not find them yet on the 1930 census. Robert died on 2 November 1938 in Muscatine County, Iowa and was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muscatine County, Iowa. Julia passed away on 11 February 1947 and is also buried there. The children of Robert Chelf with his first wife, Kate Roark, were Pearl, Bessie, and Robert Carlton Chelf. The children of Robert with second wife Julia Dike Chelf were Thomas Aaron, William Leslie, Welby Alfred, Lora May who married Clarence Hermley, Bert Allen, and Chester R. Chelf.
3. Florence Chelf was born 28 September 1864 in Adair County, Kentucky. She was the bride of William J. Caskey about the year 1883 in Adair County, Kentucky. William was born 16 March 1857 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He was the son of Robert A. Caskey III and wife Isabella Clements, and the grandson of Robert A. Caskey Jr. and Elizabeth S. Beard, the prime figures of this webpage. You can read the history of Florence and William Caskey further down this page, under the children of Robert and Isabella Caskey. Florence and William were cousins of some degree.
3. Chinesia [Chinesia?] Chelf was born in 1868 in Adair County, Kentucky. About 1888, she married John M. Hendrickson, the son of Felix and Mary A. Monday Hendrickson of Adair County. John was born in 1863 in Kentucky. In 1900 they were listed on the Adair County census with four children. Chinesia died of consumption- tuberculosis--just four years later, on 28 June 1904 in Adair County. She was just 36. John died on 18 December 1908 in Adair County and left their young children without parents. The known children were Flossie, who married John Van Buren Dunbar in 1907; Elizabeth, Gussie, Dewey, and possibly a son born in 1908, whose name is unclear on the 1910 census in the home of his sister Flossie Dunbar. It appears to be "Hen" or "Glen". Tragically, Flossie Hendrickson Dunbar, the eldest daughter of John and Chinesia, died of the same disease in 1913.
2. Samuel J. Goode was born in 1839 in Kentucky. He married on 11 August 1859 in Adair County to Rhoda Ann Simpson, daughter of Jesse R. and Winifred Louisa Bailey. They lived in Adair County as newlyweds on the 1860 census. In 1870 they were listed in Casey Creek, Adair County, with four young children. Another child was born in 1873, before Samuel died in 1875. We do not find a record of burial, but he is probably interred at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County. Rhoda remarried in 1878, to a much younger man, Woodruff R. Cox. He was born in June 1852 in Kentucky. In 1880, Rhoda and her Goode children, listed as Cox children, all appear on the census with Woodruff Cox in Adair County. She also had a young son from the Cox marriage, Alvus/Alvis Cox. They lived just two homes away from John Goode, the brother of Samuel Goode, who had married Woodruff's sister Angeline Cox. By 1900, Rhoda and Woody Cox were listed in Casey Creek, Adair County, with Mary Goode Morgan, her daughter, and two Morgan grandsons, the sons of Mary Goode Morgan. In 1910 they were still in Adair County with only the two grandsons. In 1920 in Adair County, Woodruff Cox and Rhoda were in the household of Richard Goode, her son. Rhoda died soon after, on 8 March 1920, in Knifley, Adair County. She is buried at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County. No further information is known for Mr. Cox. The known children of Samuel J. Goode and Rhoda Simpson were:
3. Littleton Marion Goode was born on 30 July 1860 in Adair County, Kentucky. On 20 September 1885 in Adair County, he married Ida Louise Francis Bottoms, the daughter of William Durham Bottoms and Sarah A. Sims. She was born in Casey Creek, Adair County on 7 August 1869. In 1900, Littleton and Ida lived in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky with five children. In 1910 they lived in the same, with their married son Ruel next door, and Littleton's brother Richard living in their home as a single man. The 1920 list has them with three children still at home in Casey Creek; in 1930 at same, Littleton and Ida lived with their married son Clarence. Ida died on 3 March 1930 in Adair County and was buried at Dunbar Hill Cemetery there. On 12 May 1952, Littleton Goode passed away in Adair County and was also buried at Dunbar. They had children named Ruel E., William "Severe" [Sevier, a family name passed down, as is Littleton], Nellie A., Chloe M., and Richard L. Goode.
3. William R. Goode, born in 1863, died as a child in 1870, according to some family reports. We do not know a burial place for him, but it was probably at the Roley Cemetery.
3. Robert S. Goode was born on 26 November 1864 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" McWhorter on 9 May 1886 in Adair County, Kentucky. She was born in March 1866 in Kentucky. Her sister Alice married Thomas B. Beard, the son of Samuel J. Beard and Fanny Bland, in about 1880 in probably Adair County, Kentucky, and they lived close by Robert and Bettie Beard in Oklahoma. On 21 May 1937, Robert Goode gave an interview that is included in the Indian-Pioneer Historical Project of Oklahoma, WPA Biographies, in the Western Historical Collection. This interview was held at Robert's place of business, the Cream and Poultry Station, two blocks west of the Garber Hotel. He provided the information that he was born in Adair County, Kentucky. While not providing the names of his parents, he said that his father was a "great wrestler" and that his mother was a diligent church worker. His father died when he was eleven years old. He stayed with his mother until he was eighteen; there were three boys and three girls in the family. He married on 9 May 1886, then moved to the Oklahoma Territory and lived near Marshal, Oklahoma, near the Orlando Trading Post. In 1893, he "came west to make the Run", which was commonly known as the Oklahoma Land Grab. He was the only member of his family to do this, his youngest brother [Richard] came west in 1902, but left and went back to Kentucky in 1908. On the farm near Orlando, the farming was not good. In Kentucky, he said he could make fifty acres of corn to the acre, but in Oklahoma he could not make enough to fill his wagon bed. When he went on the Run, he took his gray mare, which weighed 1500 pounds. He took his time finding a place. His group numbered sixteen, including "Thomas Beard, my brother in law". Once he staked a claim, he set to work and built a sod house. Read the interview notes at this link. In 1900, Robert and Bettie and their two daughters lived at Garfield County, Oklahoma, two homes away from the Samuel Bryant Beard family [father of Thomas]. Robert's brother Richard lived with him. In 1910, listed on Main Street in Garber, Garfield County, Oklahoma, Robert was a clerk in the market and he and Mary had two daughters at home. In 1920, they still lived in Garfield County, where Robert managed the "poultry house" and the girls were both grown and gone. Robert died in 1956 in Garfield County; he is buried at the Garber Cemetery there. Mary Elizabeth McWhorter Goode died in 1962 and is at rest at the same. Their two daughters were Bonnie C. and Beulah O. who married Donald Taft. Note: We do not know the parents of Mary Elizabeth McWhorter Goode, as they seem to have died when their children were very young. On the 1870 census in Adair County, Kentucky, three probable siblings, Logan, Mary, and Alice, were listed living with their grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Sutherland McWhorter. In 1880, Logan and Mary Elizabeth were living with C. V. McWhorter, listed as nephew and niece, and Alice was in the home of another aunt and uncle on the same census page.
3. Richard Edmund Goode was born on 13 March 1866 in Adair County, Kentucky. He grew up there but in 1900 he was living in Oklahoma, with his brother Robert in Garfield County. Richard was single. In an interview, Robert Goode stated that his brother returned to Adair County by 1908, and in 1910, Richard was listed in the home of his brother Littleton Goode in Adair County. By 1920, he lived with his mother and stepfather in Adair and in 1930, Richard, still single, was a grocery store merchant in Adair County, where he lived next door to the Edgar Beard family (son of James Mason Beard). Richard died on 8 February 1943 and was laid to rest at the Dunbar Hill Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky.
3. Mary Ann "Molly" Goode was born in Adair County, Kentucky, in September 1867, according to the 1900 census, and 1864, according to her gravestone. On all the censuses, he was definitely born after her brothers Robert and Richard, which would make the 1900 census the correct date. She married before 1892, probably to Jake P. or Jay P. Morgan, who was born about 1865 in Kentucky and died before the 1900 census. We know nothing else about him. In 1900 Mary Morgan, age 32, was living with her mother, Rhoda Simpson Goode Cox and her stepfather, Woodruff Cox, in Casey Creek, Adair County. She was a young widow with two sons, Alonzo and Alvin, ages 8 and 5. In 1906 she remarried, to James H. Pendleton of Adair County. He was far older than she, born in November 1848 in Adair County. He was first married to Ann E. Buckner and had children by her. In 1910, James and Mary Pendleton were listed in Adair County, both married twice, married to each other four years, and Mary had three of three children still living. Listed with them was a two year old daughter named Zilpha, as well as his grown daughters. Mary's two sons were at this census living with their maternal grandparents in Adair County. In 1920, James and Mary were still in Adair County. Zilpha was eleven and several Watson grandchildren of James lived with them. James died before the 1930 census. In that year, widow Mary Pendleton was listed in the home of her eldest son, Alonzo Morgan, and his wife in Oldtown, McLean County, Illinois. According to her gravestone at the Dunbar Hill Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky, she passed away in 1931.
3. Thomas Ann Goode was born on 15 September 1873 in Kentucky. She married about 1890 to Perry Alonzo "Lon" Chelf of Adair County, the son of William Presley Chelf and Louisa Hendrickson. In 1889, Perry's younger sister Mary Louisa Chelf married John Morgan Beard, a descendant of Josiah Beard. On the 1900 census, Tom Ann and Perry Chelf, married ten years, lived in Adair County with three children, Louisa, Ira, and Willie. In 1910 they lived at Casey Creek with five of their six living children. In 1920 at the same, two children lived at home, and a granddaughter, Madeline Jones. They all lived next door to John and Cora Beard. Perry Chelf died on 15 February 1940 in Adair County and was buried at Roley Cemetery there. Thomas Ann Goode Chelf died 20 May 1953 in Adair County and is at rest beside her husband at Roley Cemetery. Their children were Ira, Willie Ray, Cora Mae who married John William Beard, the son of James Mason Beard, Chester, Ruby who married a Tedder, and Louisa who married Nolan Jackson Jones.
3. A Child Goode was born before 1900 and died before 1900, according to the 1900 census.
2. John B. Goode was born 27 October 1841 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married in Casey County December 1859 to Mary Nancy Christison/Christerson. She was the daughter of Thomas and Susan/Susannah Stephens Christison/Christerson and she had a brother and a sister who married siblings of John Goode. Unfortunately, Mary died sometime between 1865 and 1870 and left two young boys and a grieved husband. John and his boys appear in the 1870 census, living next to his elder brother Franklin Goode, in Casey Creek, Adair County. On 2 May 1871 in Taylor County, Kentucky, he married a second time, to Angeline Cox. The daughter of Charles and Melvina Cox, she was born on 8 October 1842 in Casey Creek. She set to work raising the boys and adding three more children to the family. Listed in Casey County in 1880, John and Angeline (spelled Elgelina on this census) had the five children at home. They lived just a few homes from William David and Lucinda Beard, as well as close to Woodruff Cox, the brother of Angeline. He had married Rhoda Goode, the widow of Samuel Goode, brother of John, in 1878. Twenty years later, living at Casey Creek in Casey County, Kentucky, John and Angeline had raised the children. They shared their home with John Edwards, listed as a fifteen year old nephew, and they lived next door to their son Estill. Just after this census of 1900, John died in Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky on 5 April 1901. From the obituary in the Adair County News: "We desire to extend our sympathy to Mr. McC [McClellan] Goode of Campbellsville, grieved by the death of his father, Mr. John Good. The end came on Friday, the 5th day of this month, in Mannsville, Taylor County. Mr. Goode was about 62 years of age and was an excellent citizen. If we are correctly informed the deceased was reared in Casey's Creek, this county, and leaves many relatives and friends in and around Roley." We find no record yet, but John Goode was possibly buried at Roley Cemetery. Angeline Cox Goode passed away on 4 February 1909 in Casey Creek. No burial place is known yet for either. The children of John B. Goode and his first wife Mary Nancy Christison were:
3. McClellan Goode was born on 26 March 1862 in Adair County, Kentucky. On 11 June 1947, he married Millie Bottoms. We do not yet know who were her parents. Millie died early in life, passing away in 1890. She was buried at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County. McClellan passed away on 20 June 1947 in Marion County, Kentucky. We have no record, but he is probably buried at Roley as his wife is there as well as his brother. McClellan and Millie had one son, Oma L. Goode.
3. Stephen Sherman Goode was born on 30 September 1865 in Kentucky. He married Louvina B. "Vina" Wethington on 27 December 1889 in Clark County, Indiana. Vina was born 2 August 1868 in Kentucky, the daughter of James and Mary Wethington. Stephen and Vina settled down in Casey Creek, Adair County and are listed on the 1900 census there with two children, Zelma and Wayne. They lived in Adair County on all the censuses. In 1910, Stephen was listed as a general store merchant, they had been married for twenty years, and had two of three children still living. By 1920, their daughter Zelma had married Travis Owen Morton, and the couple lived with Stephen and Vina. In 1930, Stephen and Vina lived in an empty nest in Adair County; Zelma and Travis Morton were in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. Stephen Goode died on 8 January 1949 in Adair County. He was buried at Roley Cemetery there. Vina Wethington Goode died 22 March 1957, also in Adair County, and she is buried with Stephen and family at Roley Cemetery.
The children of John B. and Angeline Cox Goode, his second marriage, were:
3. Estell Goode was a son born on 21 May 1872 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married in 1894 to Louisa S. Walker, the daughter of Benjamin Cheshire Walker and Martha Ann Eades. Lou was born on 18 February 1873 in Kentucky. In 1900, they lived at Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky with two small boys, Paul and Horace. Estell died at the young age of 28 on 12 December 1900 in Casey County, Kentucky. Louisa raised the boys. She passed away 22 May 1958. They are buried under a double stone at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky.
3. James O. Goode, born 18 November 1873 in Kentucky died on 5 November 1891, just short of his eighteenth birthday. He is buried at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky.
3. Wallace Afton Goode was born on 19 July 1878 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married on 16 December 1897 in Adair County to Omeria Thomas Dunbar, the daughter of John Campbell Dunbar and Mary J. Knifley. She was born 28 October 1881 in Casey Creek. In 1900, Wallace and Omeria lived at Casey Creek with one son, and by 1910 they had four children and were still at Casey Creek. Wallace filled out a draft card for World War I and stated that he farmed at Casey Creek in Adair County and that he had broken his arm twice. In 1920, listed at Casey Creek in Casey County now, Wallace and Omeria had eight children at their table. In 1930 at same, they had seven at home. Wallace Afton Goode died on 20 January 1944 in Casey County, Kentucky; he was buried at Roley Cemetery in Adair County. Omeria died on 20 July 1961 in the same and was laid to rest beside Wallace at the Roley Cemetery. Their children were Leonard Lee, Edward Thomas, Lillie Maria, Welby Afton, Della, Bertha Mae, Ruby, Charlie Elbert, Evelin, and John D. Goode.
2. Mary Syrelda Goode was born 17 April 1846 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married John Cox on 26 June 1868 in Casey County, Kentucky. John was born 13 March 1849 in Kentucky, the son of William Cox and Caroline Christison/Christerson. Right after marriage, John and Mary were listed with young son William in 1870 Adair County census. In 1880, they were listed in Leitchfield, Grayson County, Kentucky with four young children. Mary died on 12 February 1893 in Arkansas. John died soon after, on 29 August 1895 in Arkansas. They were buried at the Scott Cemetery in Old Davidson State Park, in Randolph County, Arkansas. There is another, apparently unrelated, Cox family in Randolph County around the same time who claim this couple in their line, and have three of their four children as different children, based on the 1880 census. We believe, so far, that John and Mary Cox who are buried at the Scott Cemetery are of our line. See this website for a descendant chart: http://littleberrycox.com/littleberry&charles.html .
3. William E. Cox was born in 1869 in Adair County, Kentucky. He was one on the 1870 census and ten on the 1880. His parents died before 1900 and we find no further records of William.
3. Samuel Green Cox was born on 28 February 1872 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married in Randolph County, Arkansas on 22 April 1894 to Virginia May Harden, who was born 4 January 1878 in Arkansas. We are not certain who her parents were. On the marriage record, both the bride and groom were living in Black Rock, Lawrence County, Arkansas. In 1900, married six years, they were enumerated in Black Rock on the 1900 census with a two year old daughter. Samuel was listed as a "cutter"; it seems he may have worked at the nearby sawmills, as many of the nearby men did. By 1910, they were listed in Greenbriar, Independence County, Arkansas with five children. In 1920, Sam and Virginia lived with five children at home in Roanoke, Randolph County, Arkansas. Next door was their married daughter Gertrude and husband Edgar Sissom. Samuel Cox died just after this census, on 3 November 1920 in Cedar Ridge, Randolph County, Arkansas. He was buried at the Scott Cemetery in Randolph County. In 1930, his widow Virginia lived at Portia, Lawrence County, Arkansas with one of her grown sons at home. This census was taken on 2 April 1930. She apparently married in West Virginia two weeks later, to Asa Haines of Hampshire, West Virginia, on 16 April. They are listed on the 1930 census in that county on 24 April 1930. Virginia Cox Haines died, according to some family sources, on 28 May 1955; no place is known, however. Her husband Asa Haines had passed away in 1945 and he is buried in Hampshire County. Samuel Cox and Virginia Harden had children Gertrude M., John, Gus O., Edna, Sherman, and Maggie.
3. Alice G. Cox was born about 1875 in Kentucky. She was listed as a five year old in her parents' home in 1880; we have no further records.
3. Newton Cox was born about 1878 in Kentucky. We find no definite further records of him after the 1880 census, when he was two. There is a Newton J. Cox buried at the Hite Cemetery in Randolph County, Arkansas, who was born 1879 and died 1899. This is the county where our Newton's parents both died just a few years before, but a different cemetery, and we do not know that this is our Newton.
2. Amanda F. Goode was born in Adair County, Kentucky about 1846. She is a different age on several records. On her death record, it is about 1845, but on the 1900 census she lists May, 1850. This would appear to be very wrong, however, as she was first married in 1862. It may be that since she was married the second time to a younger husband, her age got younger as she got older, as often happened in old records! She married William J. Christison/Christeson/Christerson in Adair County, Kentucky on 14 January 1862, during the Civil War. He was born in Casey County, Kentucky, in 1839. His parents were Thomas and Susan/Susannah Stephens Christison. In 1870 William and Amanda were on the census in Casey Creek, Adair County, with three young daughters, Sarah A., Burnetia, and Emaline. Next door lived the father of William. It appears that the daughter listed as Sarah could have been a Laura. After the census, they had another daughter, Mattie. William apparently died not long after this census, and Amanda remarried on 24 November 1874 in Russell County, Kentucky to Robert P. Bottoms. The son of Micajah and Nancy Elizabeth Wright Bottoms, Robert was born in September 1853 in Casey Creek, Adair County. On the 1880 census he and Amanda were on the Taylor County census listing with her four daughters by William Christison (named as Bottoms on this census) and with two toddlers from the Bottoms marriage.
In 1900 Robert and Amanda lived in Mannsville, Taylor County, with three children in the home; Robert was a blacksmith by trade. In 1910 they were in the same place with no children at home. Amanda said that three of her nine children were still living at that time. Next door was their son Woodford and his family. He was a young blacksmith like his father. Robert Bottoms died on 12 October 1912 in Mannsville. He was buried at the Jones Chapel Cemetery in Casey County, Kentucky. Amanda is by his side with a death date of 15 February 1916. We do not have a lot of information about Amanda's children; remember that in 1910 she stated that only three were still alive, and these three would be Louis, Minna Jane, and Woodford Bottoms. Amanda's children by first marriage to William J. Christison were:
3. Sarah A. Christison, born about 1864, may have been Laura. (On the 1870 census she is six and listed Sarah A.; on the 1880 census she is fifteen and listed as Laura.) She is not found on any further records yet.
3. Burnetia Christison, born about 1867, was listed as a three year old in 1870. She does not appear with the family in 1880 so was probably deceased.
3. Emeline Christison was born on 10 May 1869 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married about 1886 to William Owen Joseph Tucker, the son of Robert Mason and Nancy Elizabeth Knifley. William was born on 29 March 1868 in the Adair County. Emiline and William had two children, Anna Mary and Carl Homer Tucker, but then Emeline died on 21 April 1891, of complications of childbirth after the January birth of Carl in that year. She was buried at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky. William Tucker remarried Sarah Ermine Bennett and he lived to be ninety years old, dying on 13 April 1958 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky.
3. Mattie Christison was born about 1871 in Kentucky. She was on the 1880 census with her family at the age of nine, but no further records are found for her.
3. Susan Christison is said by some to have been the last child of Amanda with William Christison. If so, she was born after 1871, before 1874, and died before the 1880 census.
Amanda's children with second husband Robert P. Bottoms were:
3. Thomas E. Bottoms, born 9 September 1875 in Taylor County, Kentucky, probably died before 1880, when he was not listed on the census.
3. Lewis Cash Bottoms was born on 7 November 1878 in Kentucky. He married in Taylor County, Kentucky on 12 August 1900 to Charity Belle Darnell. She was born on 5 September 1884 in Kentucky to George W. and Corinna Belle Viars Darnell. In the 1910 census, Lewis and Charity lived in Taylor County with two children. They are not yet found in 1920, but in 1930 they were listed in Perry, Marion County, Indiana with four children at home. A nephew, Robert Wethington, was seventeen and living with them. Lewis was employed at a vegetable farm. Charity Bottoms died on 8 May 1934 in Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana. Lewis died in Indianapolis on 28 July 1961. No burial place is yet found. Their children were Roberta Etta, Coy, Justine, Harvey L., Ruby Marie, and Zelma.
3. Emma Mary Bottoms was born about 1879 in Kentucky. No further information is known yet about her.
3. Minna Jane Bottoms was born on 10 September 1883 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She married Albert Franklin "Bert" Underwood on 30 June 1901 in Taylor County, Kentucky. In 1910 they lived at Taylor County and had two small children; in 1920 they were listed at Mannsville in Taylor County with their five children. We cannot find them in 1930, but at some point they moved to California. Minna Jane Underwood died in Los Angeles County on 17 June 1953. We do not know a burial place, but Bert Underwood passed away on 10 August 1962 in the same and he was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles County. Their children were Bessie, Hubert Lee, Delia F., Frances Marie, William Shelby (who is also buried at Forest Lawn), Ruben, and Helen Ethel Underwood.
3. Woodford Allen "Gus" Bottoms was born 31 August 1885 in Kentucky. Before 1908, he married Minnie Lee Poynter/Pointer, who was born about 1884 in Kentucky. We do not know her parents. In 1910, the young couple lived in Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky with a young son. By 1920, still in Mannsville, they had two children. Gus Bottoms died at some point before 1926 and we do not know a burial palce. In 1930 Minnie was listed as a widow with three children, William Lacy, Flossie, and Hellen. Minnie Underwood died on 4 March 1950 in Kentucky. We do not know a burial place.
2. Melissa Goode was born in August 1850 in Adair County, Kentucky. No further records are found for her of marriage or death.

1. Serilda Caskey was born about 1810 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married John Mathew Stayton about the year 1833, probably in Adair County. John was born in 1808 in Green County, Kentucky to Joseph R. Stayton and Elizabeth "Betsey" Sheckleworth. John Stayton was the older brother of Pyrena Stayton, who married Elizabeth Beard Caskey's brother, William Beard. Serilda and John had three children and she died before May of 1839, when John Stayton remarried. A court case was filed in Adair County which detailed Serilda's heirs and her marriage to John Stayton. [Note that many online researchers give Isabella Caskey as the first wife of John Staton, and the sister of his last wife, Rebecca. Isabella was not her name, Serilda was. Serilda and Rebecca did have a cousin who was named Isabella, the daughter of Sampson Caskey, their father's brother.] We have no information on where Serilda was buried. John married a second time on 30 May 1939 to Elvira Kirtley. She was born in 1815, the daughter of Elijah Loving Kirtley and Lucinda Cook. They had four children. Although John and Elvira Kirtley Stayton are not Beard descendants or blood relatives, we will detail them in addition to the Caskey girls, as the history of the family requires it. The last child was born in September 1845, and Elvira died that day. When the 1850 census was taken in Adair County, John "C." Stayton, a widower two times, was listed next to his parents. His children were all listed in his parents' home. Next household was Robert Caskey, the brother of the deceased Serilda Caskey Stayton. Robert had married Isabella Clements. Seven years later on 3 August 1857 in Adair County, John M. Stayton married Rebecca Caskey Goode, the widow of John Venable (some report "Valentine") Goode, and the youngest sister of his first wife, Serilda Caskey. Rebecca was about twenty years younger than John Stayton. Surety for the marriage was D. C. Miller, an old family friend of the Beard family. We have yet to find John and Rebecca on the 1860 census, but they were probably listed in Adair County. John and Rebecca had four children together, and she had at least three children with John Goode before he died. In 1870, they lived at Casey Creek, Adair County, with their four young children. In 1880 they were listed in same, with three daughters still at home. On the Kentucky Death records, "Jane Staton" is listed with a death date of 21 January 1894, of "paralysis", which could have been a stroke. John M. Stayton died two days later, on 23 January 1894, of "lung trouble". We have yet to find a record of what cemetery holds their remains, but many family are at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County. The children of John M. Stayton and his first wife, Serilda Caskey, were:

2. Robert Joseph "Bobby Joe" Stayton was born on 6 August 1834 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married on 15 November 1854 in Casey County, Kentucky to Sarah "Sallie" Woodrum, the daughter of Abner and Elizabeth Woodrum. In 1860, Robert and Sarah lived in Adair County with their four year old son John. When the Civil War broke out, Robert served in the infantry for two years. He came home and by 1870, they had five children in the home and they were listed next to his father in Casey Creek, Adair County. In 1880 they were found at the same, with nine children. In 1890, Robert was listed on the Veterans Schedule in Kentucky, served as a private in Company C of the 27th Kentucky Infantry (Union) from 1861 to 1862. Sally Woodrum Stayton died in 1898, but we have found no burial record yet. She was probably interred at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County. In 1899, Robert remarried to Nancy/Nannie W. Robinson, who was born 8 December 1855 and had no children. She was the daughter of Claiborne and Sarah Elizabeth Wayne Robinson. On the 1900 census Robert and Nannie are at Casey Creek with only "Leafy Stayton", a young woman of twenty in the home, and she was listed as a daughter in law who was a widow. In 1910 Robert and Nannie were enumerated at Casey Creek, as well, with no children. Robert's death was reported in the Adair County News of 7 September 1910: "Death of a Well Known Citizen": The intelligence of the death of Mr. Robert J. Stayton reached this place last Monday morning. The end came at his late home on Casey Creek, near Roley, last Saturday afternoon after a short illness. He was in Roley Friday afternoon, making some purchases, and left for his residence feeling in his usual health. Upon reaching home, he became suddenly sick and a physician was called, who decided the affliction was peritonitis. The physician did everything in his power to bring relief, but the patient grew worse, dying at the time above stated. The deceased was quite an old man, perhaps seventy five years old, and was a good citizen, known to a great many Adair county people. He was often here as a juryman, and was familiarly called "Uncle Bob" around the courthouse. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and were largely attended." Robert Joseph Stayton was buried at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. Nancy Robinson Stayton was listed as a widow on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Taylor County, Kentucky and lived with her single sister Sophia Robinson. She died on 25 June 1945 and according to the death record was buried at Bethel Cemetery in Tayor County.
The children of Robert Joseph Stayton and Sarah Woodrum were:
3. John Abner Stayton was born on 7 September 1855 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married in 1884, probably in Adair County, to Caroline "Carrie" Harden. We do not know her parents. She was born in Kentucky on 14 April 1869. In 1900, John and Carrie were listed in Casey Creek, Adair County, with three daughters. We have yet to find the family in 1910, but in 1920 John and Caroline were still in Casey Creek and had two children still at home. In 1930 they lived in same with no children in the home. Both John and Caroline are buried at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County; John Abner died 17 December 1936 and Caroline Harden Stayton on 2 October 1959. Their known children were Ethel who married Harden Huffman Tucker; Pearl, Lennie who married Elbert Burk Chelf; Robert D. Stayton.
3. Edgud Stayton is reported by several families to have been a son born in 1859 who died at age two in 1859. We have found no records of this child, either birth or burial, as yet.
3. James William Stayton, born on 28 October 1860 in Casey County, Kentucky, married Cordelia "Deia" Bland before 1886. She was the daughter of John Lewis Bland and Mary Elizabeth Marples. The Bland family were early settlers in the county and their roots go way back with the Beards and other allied families. For example, two sisters of John Lewis Bland married Beards. James and Delia Bland Stayton had a child born in Kentucky in March 1886, but the next child was born in February 1888 in Missouri. They apparently live in Bates County, Missouri during the early 1890s, as two more children were born there. Then tragedy struck as James Stayton died in Bates County, Missouri on 24 September 1892 at the age of 31. He left Delia with four small children to raise and another one on the way. After burying her husband at the Cove Creek Cemetery in Bates County, Delia quickly went home to Kentucky, where the last child was born in December of 1892. In 1900 she was listed as a widow with five young children in Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky. We assume that she raised her children in Casey County, they have proven very hard to find on the later censuses. Cordelia Stayton died on 6 May 1932 in Casey County and was buried at the Beard Cemetery which was formerly called the Bland Cemetery, in that county. The children of James William and Cordelia Stayton were Bertha, Luther Allen, Emma, Harvey, and Maude.
3. Martha Ellen Stayton was born 7 December 1863 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married in 1885 to Thomas Franklin Ford. He was the son of Isaac R. and Hannah Lard Ford, and was born in Taylor County, Kentucky in July 1857. They were listed on the 1900 census in Casey Creek, Adair County, and lived there through the 1930 census. They raised twelve children there, Welby Calvin, Shelby, Clyde M., Nellie V., Hallie Bessie, Pansy G., Flora R., Dewey, Willard, Etta, Ruby A., and Jesse Leonard Ford. Thomas died on 21 October 1941 and was buried at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Taylor County. Martha Ellen Ford passed away 13 March 1946 and is beside him at Jones Chapel.
3. Ulysses Sidney Stayton was born 7 October 1867 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married in 1895, to Martha Cox, the daughter of Walker and Lucretia Cox. She was born 11 September 1872, probably in Adair County. On all censuses the family was listed in Casey Creek, Adair County. They had five known children: Walker L. (a daughter), Goodlap?, Beauchamp?, and a set of twins, Dillie C. and Quillie Dallas Stayton. Martha Cox Stayton died on 5 September 1921 of "nervous exhaustion", according to her death record in Adair County. She was only 48. On the 1930 census, Ulysses Stayton appeared as a widower with two of his sons in his home. Ulysses died in Taylor County, Kentucky on 6 June 1949 and was buried with Martha at Jones Chapel.
3. Nancy J. Stayton was born 18 October 1868 in Adair County, Kentucky. She grew up there and married William Lee Simpson in Adair County on 26 December 1890. William was born in Kentucky 13 September 1868, the son of Hezekiah B. and Mary G. Hardwick Simpson. On the 1900 census Nancy and William were at home in Casey Creek, Adair County, with four young children. In 1910 in same, they had five children. Not yet found on the 1920 and 1930 enumerations, they were probably still in Adair County. William Simpson died in Casey County, Kentucky on 17 April 1948 and was buried at Roley Cemetery in Adair County. Nancy Jane Stayton Simpson passed away on 9 June 1959 in Taylor County, Kentucky at the age of 90. She was laid to rest beside William at Roley Cemetery. Their children were Welby Russell, Ersie Elmer, Christopher Columbus Evart, Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie", and Zack Goebel Simpson.
3. Rebecca Ann Stayton was born in 1871 in Adair County, Kentucky is said by family to have died in 1930. We have further information or burial information on her.
3. Robert J. "Bobby" Stayton was born in 1873 in Adair County, Kentucky and died as a young man of 24 in 1897. He was married to Leafy, last name unknown, who was born in March 1880. She was living in his father's home as a young widow with no children in 1900 in Casey Creek. Robert is buried at Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, amongst many family.
3. Sarah Etta Stayton was born 28 October 1875 in Adair County, Kentucky. She is said by family to have died in 1957; we have no information on a marriage or any records, however.
3. Ada Stayton was born in October 1876 in Casey County, Kentucky. She married in 1897 to John A. "Jack" Beard, the son of Samuel J. and Frances "Fanny" Bland Beard. In 1900, John and Ada Beard were listed in Adair County with their one year old son William Lucian Beard, next door to John Beard's mother an sister. John was tragically killed by lightning on 14 July 1908 in Kentucky, but Ada may have divorced before this. In 1910, she was listed in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, married four years (1906) to Dexter Hinton. This was listed as a second marriage for Ada and the first for Dexter. He was born about 1874 in Indiana and was sometimes listed "A. D. Hinton" or "A. Dexter Hinton". He was an ironworker on this census. Lucian Beard, age eleven, was in the home listed as stepson to Dexter Hinton. When Lucian registered for the World War I draft, he listed his mother as Mrs. A. D. Hinton at 3408 Belden Avenue in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. By 1920, Dexter Hinton was again a single man, living in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. When a sister died, Ada Stayton Hinton was listed as "Mrs. Ada Bilger", so Ada apparently married a third time to a Bilger. Her only known child was William Lucian Beard.
2. William E. Stayton was born about 1836 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. We last find him on the 1850 census as fourteen years old, in the home of his parents in Adair County.
The children of John Stayton and second wife Elvira Kirtley were:
2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stayton was born about 1839 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. We lose track of her on the censuses until 1880 in Ireland, Taylor County, Kentucky, when she appeared as Lizzie Stayton, age forty and single, listed as a sister to Elijah Thomas Stayton, who was her brother. We find no burial or death record yet.
2. Elijah Thomas Stayton was born in 1841 in probably Adair County, Kentucky. He served during the Civil War in the same unit with his older half brother Robert J. Stayton, listed above, the 27th Kentucky Infantry (Union). He mustered in on 12 October 1861, was promoted to Corporal on 19 November 1861, and he mustered out on 2 March 1865. Once home, Elijah married a Civil War widow, Jeanetta Hogland White, daughter of William and Jane White, on 22 November 1866 in Kentucky. She was the widow of James H. Monday and had a son named William Monday. We have yet to find Elijah and Jeanetta in 1870, but her nine year old son William Monday lived in Adair County with his maternal grandparents. In 1880 Elijah and Jeanetta were listed in Ireland, Taylor County, Kentucky with five young children and Elijah's sister Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stayton with them. In 1900, Elijah and Jeanetta and two daughters lived at Casey Creek in Adair County. Elijah Thomas Stayton died on 9 October 1904 in Kentucky and was buried at the White Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. In 1910, his widow Jeanetta lived at Casey Creek next to her son Edward and her son Grant and their families. Mary E. Stayton, her daughter, was single and lived with Jeanetta. In 1920, Jeanetta still lived at Casey Creek. Jeanetta died at the age of 90 on 8 January 1930 in Casey Creek, Adair County. She was laid to rest at the White Cemetery in Casey Creek.
2. Mary Etta Stayton was born in Kentucky about 1842. We have no further knowledge of marriage or death or census record for her.
2. John Wesley Stayton was born 1 September 1845 in Adair County, Kentucky. His life is best summarized in his obituary, published in the Bates County, Missouri Democrat in November, 1928. "When not yet 18 years of age, Mr. Stayton responded to the nation's call to arms during the Civil War and served as an officer in the Union Army until the war ended. He was one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War. He was married to Nancy C. Hendrickson on 22 January 1867. [The daughter of William Thomas Hendrickson and Elizabeth Wethington, Nancy was born on 12 April 1849 in Casey Creek, Adair County.] This union was blessed with nine children, 27 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was born in the Church of Christ 61 years ago and was a faithful and loyal Christian. He served as an officer of the church some forty years and died in the triumph of a living faith. Mr. Stayton, with his family, moved to Missouri in 1878 and located on a farm near Aaron, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was an esteemed and highly respected citizen in his community. He always rejoiced in being able to lend a helping hand whenever or wherever it might be needed. His friends never tired of listening to the stories he told dof his many and varied experiences. He always enjoyed good health up until October 25, when he happened to have an accident which caused his death a few days later." He was helping a friend calm his horse to mount, was kicked by the horse, and died a few days after, on 1 October 1928. John was buried at Cove Creek Cemetery in Bates County, Missouri. Nancy died 17 June 1938 and was laid to rest at Cove Creek with John Wesley Stayton.
The children of John M. Stayton and third wife Rebecca Jane Caskey Goode Stayton are listed under Rebecca Jane Caskey record, see below.

1. Elgalina J. Caskey was born on 8 March 1818 in Adair County, Kentucky. Her name was spelled Elizalina on the court documents in 1850, but in censuses it was variously spelled Elgelina and Elgena, and her gravestone is inscribed Elgalina, so we will go with that spelling. She married Allen Stephens in Russell County, Kentucky on 20 July 1834. Born in Kentucky in about 1812, he is said to be a possible son of William Stephens of Russell County, or of a Lewis Stephens. Allen had an apparent brother, Bryant Stephens, who married Elgalina's sister. Both Allen and Bryant Stephens are listed on the 1840 Adair County census just under the listing for Elizabeth Beard Caskey. Allen is a bit of a puzzle. On her gravestone, Elgalina is "wife of M. A.", so apparently Allen was his middle name. He did use Allen as his given name, it seems, for he was identified as Allen Stephens on censuses. Allen and Elgalina lived in Kentucky until they moved to Missouri about 1841, judging by birthplaces of their children. In 1850, they were listed in Pulaski County, Missouri, where they had a farm and five children. In 1860, the family lived at Rolla, in nearby Phelps County, Missouri. Seven children were listed. 1870 finds them at Spring Creek, Phelps County, with substantial holdings. Four children were in the home still, and a married daughter was next door. Elgalina J. Caskey Stephens died on 30 September 1878 in Pulaski County, Missouri. She was buried at Colley Hollow Cemetery in Laquey, in Pulaski County. In 1880 in Cullen, Pulaski County, Missouri, Allen Stephens was listed as a widower with three of his children living in his home. We do not find a death date or place of burial for him yet. Their children were:

  • 2. Elizabeth C. Stephens was born in Kentucky about 1838. She is last found at age 22 on the 1860 census with her family in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. We have no record of marriage or death yet.
  • 2. Malissa Jane Stephens was born in Kentucky on 9 November 1840 and brought to Missouri as a baby the next year. She married on 20 April 1859 in Phelps County, Missouri to Moses Jasper Bradford. He was the son and youngest child of Adam and Frances Neeley Bradford; he was born 25 November 1833 in Relfe, Pulaski County, Missouri. His family had come from Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky in the 1817-1820 time. In 1850, Moses lived with his widowed mother, Frances. We do not yet find the young couple on the 1860 census. Moses Jasper Bradford joined the Missouri State Guard and was appointed quartermaster. Sometime after April 1862, he left that service, but he was captured by a Union patrol in June 1862 and described as a noted guerrilla, who had caused much trouble. Apparently he was paroled, as was a the common practice, for by April of 1862, he was captain of the 10th Missouri Infantry of the CSA, which was organized the previous year. He was in the battle at Helena, Arkansas on 4 July 1863 and was captured again. With many of his compatriots, he was imprisoned at various Union prisons and moved around the country. He was at Johnson's Island, Ohio, Camp Hammond in Maryland, Fort Delaware in Delaware, Morris Island, South Carolina, and Fort Pulaski, Georgia. He steadfastly refused to take any oath of allegiance to the Union forces, and paid a high price. On 13 February 1865, he died of camp illnesses including scurvy and starvation. He was buried far away, at Fort Pulaski, Georgia. He wrote to Malissa Jane many times, and forty of the letters were collected and cherished and today reside at the Missouri State archives collections. These letters are well worth reading to the fan of history. They may be easily read in the original or in a provided transcription through a link at this page. On 5 October 1868, Malissa Jane Stephens Bradford married a relative of her deceased husband in Phelps County, Missouri. This was George Isaac Bradford, the nephew of Moses Jasper Bradford. George was the son of Peter Bradford and Sarah Lanning, and he was born on 17 January 1847 in Spring Creek, Phelps County, making him seven years her junior. In 1870, George and Malissa, her two children, and a new baby with husband George lived at Spring Creek in Phelps County. In 1880, they were at the same place, but George was not present in the home for some reason. "Jane" Bradford was enumerated with seven children. In 1900 Spring Creek, George and Malissa had two children at home, and she stated that six of her ten children still lived. In 1910, still in Spring Creek, the couple had been married 42 years and a grown single daughter, Lucy, lived with them. They all three were listed together as well on the Spring Creek, Phelps County 1920 and 1930 enumerations. Malissa/Melissa Jane died on 26 February 1932. Her obituary reads: "Melissa Jane Stephens Bradford was born in Kentucky November 9th, 1840 and died at her home near Edgar Springs, Missouri on Friday February 26th, 1932, making her age at the time of death 91 years, 2 months and 17 days. In 1859 she was married to Moses Bradford, who died during the Civil War. To this union were born Moses and Fannie E. (Mrs. J A Vance), both of whom have preceded her in death. In 1868 she was united in marriage to George I. Bradford of Phelps County; their married life of sixty three years having been spent in this county. To this union were born eight children of which four, Robert Edward Lee, Arthur, Bertie, and George Everett have passed to the Great Beyond. The living are W. W. Bradford of Birch Tree, Missouri; W. L. Bradford of Rolla, Missouri; Lucy E. of Edgar Springs, Missouri; and Mrs. E. J. McCloud of Salem, Oregon. Many years ago she received a hope in Christ and united with the Primitive Baptist Church. A characteristic of her Christian faith was that the Heavenly Father was able and willing and would help his children in time of need. The funeral service was conducted by Reverend B. V. Bolton of Rolla at the Smith Cemetery on Sunday, February 28, 1932, where she was laid to rest to await the resurrection call of the Master." George Isaac Bradford died on 29 October 1936. He and Malissa Jane are both at rest at the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri.
  • . Malissa Jane's children with Moses Jasper Bradford were:


3. Frances Elgaline "Fannie" Bradford was born on 5 April 1860 in Phelps County, Missouri. On her birthday in 1883, she married James Addison Vance in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. He was born 2 August 1857 in Missouri, the son of John Brown Vance and Elizabeth Frances Bates. They lived in Spring Place, Phelps County, Missouri, all their lives and are buried there at Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs. They had ten children, six of whom lived past 1910, and those six were Ida P., James Allen, John M., Susan Elizabeth "Bessie", Cora Adeline, and Frances Ruth.
3. Moses Allen Bradford was born in Phelps County, Missouri on 28 December 1861. He was listed in his mother's home on the 1880 census, but passed away right after, on 13 August 1880 in Phelps County. He is buried at Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs with the family.
Malissa's children with her second husband, George Isaac Bradford, were:
3. Robert Edward Lee Bradford was born 25 March 1869 in Phelps County, Missouri. He married on 30 January 1898 in Phelps County to Martha "Mattie" Lamar. She was born in November 1873 in Missouri, daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Jane Malone Lamar. In 1900, Robert and Mattie lived at Wiona City, Shannon County, Missouri. Robert reported that he was married for the second time; we do not have knowledge of details of the first marriage. They had two small boys and her sister Nannie Lamar lived with them. Robert died on 3 February 1905 and was laid to rest at Oak Grove Cemetery in Shannon County, Missouri. Mattie married again, about 1907, to Alexander Alonzo Alexander. In 1910 they lived in Bartlett, Shannon County, Missouri and her five Bradford children were with her, listed as stepchildren. They were: Robert Edward Lee, Jr, George Thomas, Jennie, Lucy, Ethelyn. Mr. Alexander died in 1917 and Martha Lamar Bradford Lemons died in 1940. They are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Shannon County, Missouri. They had at least two children, Robert Kirby and Helen.
3. Lucy E. Bradford was born in October 1870 in Phelps County, Missouri. She appears on the census records with her parents all the way through 1930, when they were in their eighties. We have no record of her after the census that year.
3. William Neely Bradford was born on 13 August 1872 in Phelps County, Missouri. On 16 August 1896, he married Laura Cinderella McCloud, the daughter of John H. and Susan B. Sally McCloud. Laura's brother Edward McCloud married the sister of William Bradford, Susan, listed below. They appear to have been married one week apart in 1896. In 1900 through 1930 censuses, this family lived in Shannon County, Missouri. Laura McCloud Bradford died on 12 June 1917 in Shannon County and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery there. She and William had children named Eva J., William Isaac, Clara S., Bessie L., Walter Edward, Lillian M., and Ruth M. Bradford. William appeared on the 1920 census as a widower with six children, but he remarried soon after, in 1920, to Julia Nettles, the daughter of Granville and Aice Cole Nettles. They had one son in January, 1921, named Wayne Clarence Bradford, and then Julia died just six weeks later in Shannon County. She was also laid to rest at Oak Grove Cemetery. On 5 April 1924, William married Fannie (Pierce) Akin, born in 1878 in Missouri, who had been married to an unknown Akin and widowed before 1910. William and Fannie appear together on the 1930 census in Shannon County. Wiliam Bradford died on 25 January 1961 in Birch Tree, Shannon County, Missouri. He was buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery there. His last wife, Fanny I. Bradford, is also buried there; she died in 1963, probably in Shannon County.
3. Susan Leona Bradford was born in 1875 in Phelps County, Missouri. She married Edward Jenkins McCloud on 23 August 1896 in same. He was the brother of Laura Cinderella McCloud, who married Susan's brother William Neely Bradford, listed above. Edward was born in Missouri on 26 December 1876, the son of John H. and Susan B. Sally McCloud. In 1900, married three years, they ived at Montier, Shannon County, Missouri with two small children. In 1920 they had four of five children and lived at Spring Creek, Shannon County. Edward filed a draft card for the draft in 1918 in Dent County, Missouri and gave his permanent address as Cedar Grove, Shannon County, Missouri. By 1920 they lived with all four living children at Jackson, in Shannon County. Before the 1930 census, the family moved far away, to Fairgrounds, Marion County, Oregon. Here all four grown children were still living at home with their parents: Edward was 32 and a stenographer in an office, Bessie was 30 and worked as a private secretary at the university, William was 27 and in sales for farm equipment, and Leonard, just 21. Edward Sr. was a farmer and the farm was listed as a fruit farm. The family stayed in Marion County, Oregon, and Susie Bradford McCloud died there on 4 June 1961. Edward passed away on 23 January 1966 in same. We do not have a record of a burial place yet. Their children were Edward, Bessie S., William, and Charles Leonard.
3. Walter Lewellyn Bradford was born on 22 February 1877 in Missouri. In 1900 he was listed as a schoolteacher on the census. He married 12 May 1902 in Lake Springs, Dent County, Missouri to Emma Pearl Arthur. She was the daughter of Samuel Frankling and Josephine May "Josie" Lenox, and she was born on 23 June 1880 in Missouri. On the 1910 census in Spring Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, Walter and Emma had three children. When he filled out a draft card in 1918, Walter worked as a bookkeeper at the Farmers & Merchants Bank and lived in Rolla, Missouri. In 1920 they were still in Phelps County at Rolla, and also in 1930. On this 1930 census, Josephine Arthur, the mother of Emma, was listed in their home. Walter passed away on 16 February 1961 in Phelps County and was buried at the Rolla Cemetery there. Emma Pearl was laid to rest beside him after her death on 28 September 1965, also in Phelps County. They raised three children: Arthur Lenox, Blanche Lucille, Walter Llewellyn "Llyn".
3. Arthur Bradford was born on 5 July 1881 in Phelps County, Missouri. He died as a baby on 19 March 1883 and was buried at the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs, Phelps County.
3. Bertie Bradford was born on 15 July 1883 in Phelps County, Missouri and died at two weeks of age, on 30 July 1883. He was buried at the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs, Phelps County.
3. George Everett Bradford was born 5 October 1884 in Phelps County, Missouri. He was yet another child to die young, on Christmas Day, 1891. He was laid to rest with his baby brothers, all at Smith Cemetery in Phelps County.
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2. Susan O. Stephens' 'was born about 1842 in Missouri. She lived in her parents' home through 1880, when she was unmarried at age 35. We find no further records for her after that census.
2. James K. Stephens was born about 1845 in Missouri. We find no further records for him after the 1860 census, when he was fifteen and living with his parents. (Note that on the 1850 census, he may have been listed as James R. Stephens.)
2. Aggy L. M. D. Stephens was born on 6 September 1850 in Missouri. She married Winfield Scott Musgrove on 30 January 1868, probably in Pulaski County, Missouri. He was the son of Bennett Hiram Musgrove and Sarah Jane Nelson, and he was born in Missouri in 1847. In 1870, Scott and Aggie were listed living at Roubidoux, Pulaski County, Missouri with his mother Sarah. In 1880, they lived at Cullen, Pulaski County, with three children. Aggie died on 18 July 1888, probably in Pulaski County. She is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland, Pulaski County, Missouri. There was a Goodspeed biographical piece written about Winfield Scott in the 1890s: "W. S. was educated in the common schools, and at the age of sixteen began doing for himself. During the late war he drove Government teams and in March 1865 joined a company of Missouri Rangers for one year but was mustered out in July of that year. After, he farmed until 1880, then came to Richland and became the owner of a hotel known as Richland House, now known as the "Home". A year later he discontinued this and began clerking in the dry good establishment of G. W. Morgan & Co. and ran a furniture store, continuing the latter until 1888, when he sold out and engaged in his presnet occupation, the stock being valued at $6,000. On January 30 1868 he was married to Aggie Stevens, daughter of Allen and Perlina [sic] Stevens, who were formerly of Adair County, Kentucky but became early settlers of Pulaski County. Mrs. Musgrave, who was a worthy and consistent member of the Methodist Church, died July 18, 1888, leaving her husband and two sons and daughter to mourn her loss." We do not have any further proven information about Winfield Scott Musgrove, but could he be the person buried at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in nearby Laclede County, Missouri with a death date of 15 November 1905? If so, he must have married again, to Margaret E. Finley, born on 10 September 1850 and died on 13 March 1945, and buried at the same. The three children of the marriage with Aggy Stephens were:
3. Francis Marion "Frank" Musgrave was born in November 1869 in Missouri. He married Florence Ida Millsapps, the daughter of William and Mary E. Saunders Millsapps, on 3 January 1889 in Laclede County, Missouri. In 1900 they lived in Pulaski County, Missouri, married for eleven years, with no children. Frank must have died before 1910, although we find no record. In that census, Florence was in the household of her two half brothers, James M. and Andrew Saunders, in Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri. She was listed as a widow and had an eight year old son. In 1920 and in 1930 she was listed still in Wright County with family and her son. She died on 1 April 1959 and is buried at Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Her son Winfield Clare Musgrave died in 1965 and is also buried at this cemetery.
3. Minnie M. Musgrave was born about 1871 in Missouri. We find no further record of marriage or death for her.
3. William B. Musgrave was born in 1874 in Missouri. He married before 1901 to Nettie L., last name unknown, probably in Missouri. She was born about 1875 in Arkansas. They lived at Pulaski County in 1910 and had an eight year old son named Carl Scott Musgrave. In 1920 and 1930 they lived at Jackson in Greene County, Missouri. We have no further information about this couple; their son died in 1981 in Lawrence County, Missouri and he is buried at Bass Chapel Cemetery in Strafford, Greene County, Missouri.
2. Lucy E. Stephens was born about 1852 in Missouri. We find no further record of Lucy after the 1880 census, on which she was listed with her parents.
2. William B. Stephens was born 27 August 1856 in Missouri. He died on 3 August 1879 at age 22 and is buried at the Colley Hollow Cemetery in Laquey, Pulaski County, Missouri.
2. F. M. Stephens was possibly named Francis Marion Stephens, as his sister Aggy named her son this. He was born about 1857 in Missouri and must have died before 1870, as he is not found on the census that year with his parents or relatives. No burial place is known.
2. John Stephens was born about 1862 in Missouri and is last found on the 1880 census in his parents' home in Pulaski County, Missouri. No further information is found.

1. Charlotte T. Caskey was born 7 May 1819 in Adair County, Kentucky. Before 1840, she married Bryant Stephens, who was apparently a brother of Allen Stephens, who married her sister Elgalina in 1834. Bryant was born 29 March 1809 in Kentucky. On the 1840 Adair County census, Bryant and Allen Stephens are listed next to the listing for Elizabeth Beard Caskey. In 1850, Bryant and Charlotte lived in Casey County, Kentucky with five children. Bryant was found on an 1852 listing of Justices of the Peace. The family moved west to Iowa after August 1854 and before June 1857, judging by birthdates of two children. In 1860 they lived at Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa with five children. Bryant died in Decatur County on 14 August 1864 and was buried at the Lentz Cemetery there. He left Charlotte a widow with young children to raise. In 1870, his Charlotte was listed in Decatur County with her son James as head of home. Three other children were there with her, and her married son Thomas lived next door. They had a good amount of property listed, James owning half. In 1880, Charlotte was head of household in High Point, Decatur County, Iowa with two grown children living with her. Her son Alexander was married and his bride was listed, and Charlotte's daughter Susan Jane was there, listed as a teacher. Charlotte Caskey Stephens died on 4 September 1897 and was laid to rest with Bryant at Lentz Cemetery. Their children:

2. Louisa C. Stephens was born about 1841 in Kentucky. She is last found on the 1860 census with her parents in Decatur County, Iowa. No marriage or death information is yet found.
2. James R. Stephens was born in 1842 in Kentucky. [Note: could his name be James Rolla? He had a grandson named J. Rolla.] He married Lydia E. Hinkot before 1873, probably in Iowa. She was born in Ohio in about 1850. In 1880, James and Lydia and three young children lived at Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa. Three of their four children died in the late 1890s; James died on 22 March 1900 in Decatur County and was buried at the Lentz Cemetery there. Lydia was listed as mother in law, widow, age fifty, on the 1900 census, Decatur County, Iowa, in the home of her last living child, Maud Stephens Beavers. Lydia Stephens passed away a few years later, on 30 November 1905 in Decatur County, and she was laid to rest next to James at the Lentz Cemetery. Their known children were:
3. Maud Stephens was born 26 March 1874 in Decatur County, Iowa. She married on 3 November 1892 to Freely Beavers. He was born on Christmas Day 1870 in Decatur County, the son of John Wesley and Mary Ellen Hankins Beavers. In 1900, Freely and Maud lived in Decatur, Woodland, Iowa with four young children. Maud's mother, Lydia E. Stephens, age fifty, was in their home. She was a widow with only one of her four children still alive. In 1920 in the same place, Freely and Maud had six of their children still at home with them. Also in the home was a baby, Phyllis Beavers, listed as a niece. On the 1925 Iowa State Census, Freely and Maud lived same, with three boys still home. Maud's mother was listed as Lydia Hinkot on this census. There are reports that the couple divorced at some point, and this seems the case as Freely was listed as a divorced man on the 1930 census in Hammond, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, where he was a hired man. Maud Stephens Beavers died on Christmas Day, 1940 in Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa. We do not have a burial place record; however, all her family are at the Lentz Cemetery in that county. Freely died in Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska on 21 January 1960 and was buried at the Hebron Cemetery there. Their children were Stephen Ellis, Grace R., Ruth J., J. Rolla, Thomas Arthur, Eula May, Clyde Alfred "Buck", and Robert Wesley Beavers.
3. Emma Stephens was born in 1876 in Iowa and died on 25 January 1895 in Decatur County, Iowa. She is buried at the Lentz Cemetery there.
3. Everett Stephens was born in 1876 in Iowa (were they twins?) and died on 20 May 1894 in Decatur County, Iowa. He is also buried at the Lentz Cemetery.
3. Edgar Stephens was born on 7 January 1886 in Iowa and died on 23 September 1887 in Decatur County. He was also buried at the Lentz Cemetery there.
2. Thomas Jefferson Stephens, born on 17 May 1844 in Kentucky, married Hannah Mariah Hutchinson between 1860 and 1869 in Iowa. She was born on 11 September 1845 in Indiana, the daughter of Robert Eads Hutchinson and wife Rebecca Charlton. In 1870, Thomas and Hannah lived next door to his parents on the census in Decatur County, Iowa, and they had a baby son. On the 1880 census, Thomas and Hannah had five small children and lived near his brother, James R. Stephens, in Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa. They were also listed on the 1885 Iowa State Census, with seven children, all born in Decatur County, Iowa. Hannah died in 1906 in Decatur County and was interred at the Lentz Cemetery there. In 1910, Thomas was a widower in Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa with two of his grown children at home, Alfred and Gracie. In 1920, he was 75 and lived with his married daughter Alice Massey in Grand River, Wayne County, Iowa. Thomas died 14 December 1923 and he was laid to rest with Hannah at the Lentz Cemetery. Their children were:
3. Alfred Marion Stephens was born in December 1869 in Decatur County, Iowa. In 1910, still unmarried at forty, he lived in his father's home in Decatur County. He married on 29 June 1911 in Vernon County, Missouri to Ethel A. Knapp. She was the daughter of Wright Drew and Sylvia Lucretia Tyrell Knapp, born in May 1881 in Missouri, but she had lived in Decatur County, Iowa as well. In 1920, Alfred and Ethel and son Charles lived in Franklin, Franklin County, Kansas, and they were in same in 1930. They lived in Franklin County when Alfred died in 1947. He was buried at the Wellsville Cemetery in Wellsville, Franklin County. Ethel Knapp Stephens died in 1950 in Kansas and is beside him at the Wellsville Cemetery. They had one son, Charles A. Stephens, who died in 1999, also in Wellsville.
3. Estella May "Stella" Stephens was born in April 1872 in Decatur County, Iowa. She married on 9 November 1899 to Delos Edward Fight. He was the son of Adam J. and Melvina Schroeder Fight, and he was born on 20 June 1874 in Victor, Iowa County, Iowa. In 1900, Delos and Stella lived at Union, Lucas County, Iowa, where he was a blacksmith and a farmer. They had no children yet, and Gracie Stephens, thirteen year old sister of Stella, was listed in their home. In 1920 they were living in Warren, Lucas County, Iowa and had two children, and they were in the same place in 1930. A grown son, Rollie, was a schoolteacher and was a widower with a small son who lived with him there. Stella Stephens Fight died in Humeston, Wayne County, Iowa in 1957 and was buried at the Derby Cemetery in Lucas County. Delos Fight died 5 February 1963 in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa and was buried also at the Derby Cemetery with Stella. Their two children were Rollie Verl and Alta May.
3. Charles M. "Charlie" Stephens was born in May 1875 in Decatur County, Iowa. He died young, on 6 March 1901 in same. Charles is at rest at the Lentz Cemetery in Decatur County.
3. Alice Mariah Stephens was born in December 1876 in Decatur County, Iowa. She married in 1902 to William Ephraim "Will" Massey. He was born 3 March 1873 in Dakota County, Minnesota, the son of Lorenzo Dow Still and Ruth Melissa Satterfield. Will and Alice lived in Grand River, Wayne County, Iowa on the census in 1910 with no children, and in the same place in 1920, her father Thomas Stephens lived with them. In 1930 they were still in Wayne County. By 1940, they lived in Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa, and Alice's widowed sister Della Still lived in the home with them. Alice Stephens Massey died in 1963 in Iowa. She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa. William Massey died in February 1965 in Wayne County, Iowa and was buried beside Alice at Evergreen. They had no children.
3. Della Myrtle Stephens was born in Decatur County, Iowa in October 1878. She married in Iowa in 1905 to Julius Leonard Still, the son of Jesse and Sarah Still. He was born on 12 April 1877 in Decatur County, as well. In 1910 they lived at Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, married five years with a three year old daughter. In 1918, Julius registered for the draft in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, stating that he was self employed in real estate and insurance. He applied for and was issued a passport on 3 October 1918 for travel to France. He stated that he was the YMCA Secretary to the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. In 1920, the war over, he and Della lived in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa with their twelve year old daughter. Julius Leonard Still died on 13 February 1922, probably in Iowa, and was buried at the Garden Grove Cemetery in Decatur County. In 1930, Della Still was still in the same town. She was a boarder in a home, employed as a cook at a cafe. By 1940, Della lived in the home of her married sister Alice Massey in Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa. Della Stephens Still died in 1966. She is probably buried at Garden Grove, although we have no record of that yet. They had one daughter, Alerta M. Still, who married Clarence D. Maxson in 1929.
3. Lenna Charlotte Stephens was born on 24 February 1882 in Decatur County, Iowa. She married before 1908 to Pearl Nelson Parsons, the son of Nelson Thomas Ross Parsons and Viola Fleming. Pearl was born 31 January 1881 in Iowa. In 1920 Pearl and Lenna lived in Franklin, Appanoose County, Iowa with their three children. In 1930 they were listed at Center in the same county with three children. Lenna Stephens Parsons died in Decatur County, Iowa on 16 April 1934 and was buried at High Point Cemetery there. Pearl Parson died 5 October 1947 in same and he is also buried at High Point. Their known children were Venita Lenna who married Charles Poffenberger, Levoy Pearl who married Charles Rexall Gragg, Wendell, and Rosemary Parsons.
3. Rebecca Murnie Stephens was born on 4 May 1884 in Decatur County, Iowa. She married Victor Kenneth Lovett in Iowa in 1908. He was born 9 May 1881 in Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa, the son of Green Duncan and Elizabeth Ann Martin Lovett. In 1910 they lived next to his parents in Grand River, Wayne County, Iowa, married one year. In that year they had a set of twin boys, Keith and Kenneth, who died as babies. In 1920 they lived in the same place with a son and daughter. In 1930, still in the same, their son and daughter were still at home. Victor Lovett died in 1961 in Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa and was buried at the Evergreen Cemetery there. Rebecca Stephens Lovett died on 4 June 1977 and was buried beside him there. Their living children were Grant D. and Hannah Chloene Lovett who married Raymond Fears.
3. Gracie Mary Stephens was born in June 1886 in Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa. She married Wilber LeRoy Miller in Decatur County. He was born on 28 November 1882 in Beaconsfield, Ringgold County, Iowa, the son of Loring D. Miller and Susan Jeanetta Rilea. The wedding of Wilber and Gracie was announced in the Decatur County Journal of 26 October 1911: "Wilber L. Miller of Leon, Iowa and Miss Gracie M. Stephens of Woodland Township were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's father, T. J. Stephens, on October 22 at five o'clock p.m., E. M. Hoff, Pastor, officiating. The bride and groom are from the highly respected young people of the county. The bride being the daughter of T. J. Stephens, of Woodland Township and one of Decatur County's efficient school teachers. The groom is one of Leon's energetic young business men, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Miller. The wedding was a very pleasant one, attended only by relatives of both contracting parties. After the ceremony a most bountiful repast was served, to which all did justice. These excellent young people enjoy a large acquaintance and their many friends join in wishing them every joy and success along life's journey. Their future home will be in Leon." In 1920 they lived in Decatur County, Iowa with their two sons and the same in 1930. They both died in 1948, first Gracie, then Wilber. The following obituary notice was published in a local paper, but we do not have the citation. "Wilber LeRoy Miller was born November 28, 1882 at Beaconsfield, Iowa, one of the five children of Loring David Miller and Susan Jeanetta (Rilea) Miller, of ancestry which included colonists who came on the Mayflowerr as well as Irish immigrants of recent years. He attended school near Beaconsfield and in Leon, having moved to Decatur County with his parents, sisters and brother at the age of 14. From that time on he resided in Leon. October 22, 1911 he was united in marriage to Gracie Stephens of the Woodland community. To them were born two sons, Forest, who is associated with his father in the W. L. Miller Insurance Agency, and Farrel who was killed in Germany in World War II. A businessman all of his lifetime, he was a Watkins dealer, then a men's clothing store owner, and for the past 32 yearas has been an insurance agent in Leon. A member of the Leon Methodist Church. . .served as officer...active in a number of civic organizations...Past Master of the Grand River Lodge, Warder of the Knights Templar, former chapter chairman of the American Red Cross...preceded in death by...his wife Gracie and son Farrel. Survived by his son Forest....burial at Leon Cemetery." Note: Farrel Stephens Miller died in World War II in Germany, said to be 1945.
2. William S. Stephens was born about 1845 in Kentucky. He seems to have died before 1860, either in Kentucky or in Iowa.
2. Elizabeth C. Stephens was born about 1847 in Kentucky. She appears to have died before 1860, either in Kentucky or in Iowa.
2. M. S. Stephens was a child born in 1851 in Casey County, Kentucky. He died in that county in July 1853, according to Casey County death records, and his parents are listed on the record. We do not know a place of burial.
2. Bryant Stephens was a child born in Casey County, Kentucky in June 1852. Like the previous child, he died as an infant and the parents are listed. This child died before 1860.
2. John W. Stephens was born in Kentucky, probably Casey County, on 28 August 1854. He died in Decatur County, Iowa on 25 July 1887 and was buried at Lentz Cemetery there. It is not known yet if he was married or had a family.
2. Alexander Campbell "Cam" Stephens was born in Decatur County, Iowa in June 1857. He married Elizabeth J. Filley about 1875 in Iowa. She was born in Page County, Iowa in April 1861, daughter of Lewis Filley and Margaret Glenn. In 1880, Alexander and Elizabeth lived with his mother and sister in High Point, Decatur County, Iowa. They were in same town on the 1900 census, married thirty years with five of six children living, all of them in their home. By 1910, they were listed at Leon, Decatur County, Iowa with two children at home, and on the Iowa State census taken January 1925, they were still in Decatur County with the same two children at home. Alexander Stephens passed away in Decatur County on 9 May 1929 and is buried at Leon Cemetery in Decatur County, Iowa. His wife Elizabeth then made her home with her married daughter Lydia/Lyda Stephens Slade in Decatur County in 1930 and in 1940. Elizabeth died in 1951 and was buried beside her husband at the Leon Cemetery. Their children were:
3. Bryant J. Stephens, born in 1881 in Iowa, died on 11 April 1883 in Decatur County, Iowa, at the age of two. He is buried at the Lentz Cemetery in Woodland, Decatur County, Iowa.
3. Margaret Charlotte "Maggie" Stephens was born 12 December 1882 in High Point Township, Decatur County, Iowa. She married on 5 December 1906 in Iowa to Ira L. Keim, the son of Charles Henry and Matilda Borland Keim. Ira was born 3 October 1885 in Union County, Iowa. Maggie and Ira had a baby daughter in 1908, but then Ira died at the age of 24, on 6 December 1909. He was buried at the Franklin Cemetery in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. The young widow, Maggie, and her daughter Audrey J. Keim appeared on the 1910 census in Decatur County. Before 1915, she remarried to William Dale Lionberger. He had been married before to Laura Belle Huddleston, who died in 1908 and left him with children to raise. William was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Sarah C. Tracy Lionberger and he was born 10 July 1869 in Hancock County, Illinois. William and Maggie had three children of their own as well as from their previous marriages. In 1920, they lived at Center, Decatur County, Iowa with five children at home; in 1930 they lived at same with the three youngest. In 1940, still in Center, the nest was empty; William was 70 and Margaret 57. He died sixteen years later, on 29 June 1956, living in Decatur County. He was buried with his first wife Laura at the Garden Grove Cemetery in Decatur County. Maggie Stephens Lionberger died in 1966; we do not know a burial place yet. Their three children were named Kathryn, Dale, and Chester.
3. Chloe Constance Stephens was born on 21 October 1884 in Decatur County, Iowa. She married in 1903, probably in Iowa, to Charles Amulak Clemensen, the son of Charles and Phoebe Dennis Clemenson. Charles was born in Missouri on 14 June 1881. In 1910, Chloe and Charles, married seven years, lived in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Charles worked as a teamster. They had two young daughters. "Charlie" Amulek Clemensen submitted his draft registration in 1918 in Decatur County. In 1920 in same, Charles was listed as a drayman and they had four children. Their daughter Maggie worked in the local dry goods store as a saleslady. In 1930 in same two of their children were still at home. Charles died in 1966 in Iowa; he was buried at the Leon Cemetery in Decatur County, Iowa, and that is where Chloe Stephens Clemensen was laid to rest three years later. She died on 15 July 1969, last residence listed Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Their four children were Maggie May, Lucille Leona, Sylvia Maxine, and Charles Alexander.
3. Clyde Stephens was born on 4 September 1886 in High Point, Decatur County, Iowa. In 1907 he married Lucy Viola Garber, the daughter of Lewis David and Mary Ann Gittinger Garber. Lucy was born in Center, Decatur County, Iowa on 29 June 1887. In 1910, the young couple, married three years, lived in Decatur County with their young son Charles. By the 1918 draft registration, they lived in Pine Bluffs, Laramie County, Wyoming; Clyde was thirty years old and had a wife and two children. The family lived in the same through the 1940 census. Lucy Viola Garber Stephens died on 13 September 1944 in Wyoming and was buried at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery in Laramie County. Clyde is also buried at this cemetery, but we do not have a death date for him yet. Clyde and Lucy had two sons, Charles W. and Neil Austin Stephens, and a daughter, Mary Jane Stephens.
3. Lyda M. Stephens was born in Decatur County, Iowa on 12 March 1895. On 23 June 1926 in Fergus Hall, Minnesota, Lyda married Frank William Slade, the son of Frank Norman and Mary Varga Slade. He was born on 28 July 1902 in Leon. Frank was an embalmer who opened his own funeral home business in Leon and eventually ran the business with his son and grandson, a three generation family business. In 1930, Frank and Lyda lived in Decatur County with her recently widowed mother in their home. In 1940 they were at same, with an eight year old son and Elizabeth Stephens, Lyda's mother, still in their home. Frank passed away at his lake home at Rod and Reel Lake, about three miles from Leon, in November, 1983. Lyda Stephens Slade died in June 1985 in Decatur County, Iowa and they are both at rest at the Leon Cemetery there. They had one son, James Alfred.
3. Merle Stephens was born in November 1899 in Decatur County, Iowa. We do not have further information on her yet.
2. Susan Jane Stephens was born about 1861 in Iowa. We have no record of her after the 1880 census in which she was listed with her parents as "Jane" Stephens. She was a teacher in the schools at age nineteen.

1. Robert A. Caskey III was born on 5 July 1821 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married on 4 October 1847 to Isabella Clements, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Wetherington Clements of Adair County. She was born at Casey Creek also, on 24 May 1827. In 1850, Robert and Isabella lived in Adair County next door to John Stayton, who had been married to Robert Caskey's deceased sister Serilda and would eventually marry Robert's widowed sister Rebecca Jane Caskey Goode. In 1860 in same, Robert and Isabella had four children and lived next door to the Robert and Malinda Beard family. 1870 in same, three children were still at home, and in 1880, still in Casey Creek, three sons were at home. Next door was John Stayton again, this time with wife Rebecca Jane Caskey Goode Stayton. Robert served for some time as the Sheriff of Adair County, Kentucky. Isabella Clements Caskey died on 10 January 1887 in Casey Creek and was buried at Roley Cemetery. Robert died on 1 June 1889 and was buried at Roley Cemetery with Isabella. Their four children were:

2. Mary E. Caskey, born about 1850 in Kentucky, was last listed on the 1860 census with her parents in Adair County. We know of no marriage or death record yet.
2. John Wesley Caskey was born 2 May 1854 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married Sarah E. Chelf in 1881 in Kentucky. She was born 16 December 1855, the daughter of William N. and Delilah H. Gartin Chelf. In 1900, John and Sarah were living at Junction City, Boyle County, Kentucky with their only child, William, who was fifteen years old. Sarah died on 15 November 1904 in Kentucky and was buried at Old Liberty Cemetery in Bradfordsville, Marion County, Kentucky. About 1908, John remarried, to Mary Wilson Reynolds, the daughter of Robert Love Reynolds and Lucy Damson. She was born on 25 September 1854 in Adair County, Kentucky. In 1910, John and Mary W. Caskey lived at Junction City, Boyle County, Kentucky and John's nephew Robert T. Caskey, age eighteen, lived in their home. Mary Reynolds Caskey died of dysentery on 26 August 1916. She was buried at Junction City Cemetery. We find no death or burial record for John Wesley Caskey. Mary's death certificate listed her as married, not a widow, in 1916 so it appears that he was still living at that time. His son with Sarah Chelf was:
3. William Robert Caskey was born on 31 May 1885 in Kentucky. He married on 1 February 1906, probably in Kentucky, to Birdie Cartwright Wells. She was the daughter of Lucien Francis and Mary Frances Sharp Wells, and she was born on 29 February 1888 in Kentucky. She was called "Cartye". The couple are not yet found on the 1910 census, but in 1918 when he completed a draft card, William Robert Caskey lived in Jefferson County, Kentucky and was an assistant general bookkeeper for the L & N Railroad Company. His nearest relative he listed as Birdie Wells Caskey. Two years later in 1920, William and Birdie lived in Middlesborough, Bell County, Kentucky and had three children in the home. In 1930 they were in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, where William was an accountant for a wholesale grocery company. Cartye died on 17 March 1956 and was buried in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. William Robert Caskey passed away on 12 April 1961 and is buried beneath a double stone with his wife. They had four children, Katherine W., who died at age two days on 15 January 1908; Malcolm W., Dorothy, and Phyllis Leone, who married William Harting.
2. William J. Caskey was born 16 March 1857 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. He married before 1883 to Florence Chelf, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Chelf and Elizabeth J. Goode. Florence died at age 31 on 27 May 1896 in Adair County. She was buried at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek in Adair County. On the 1900 census, William appeared as a widower with three children. They lived next door to Thomas Jefferson Chelf home, father of Florence. William died on 18 March 1902 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. His obituary appeared in the Adair County News of 26 March 1902: "Mr. W. J. Caskey, who resided on Casey Creek, died on Tuesday night of last week. He was about forty four years old and was sick for several months. He was a good citizen and leaves three children. The deceased wife died three or four years ago. He was a master mason and buried with the formalities of the order. The deceased was a son of R. A. Caskey, who was sheriff of Adair County about seventeen years ago." He was buried at Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek. Children of William and Florence Chelf Caskey were:
3. Stella M. Caskey was born in December of 1883 or 1884 in Adair County, Kentucky. In April 1901 she married William O. Darnell in her father's home in Adair County. William was the son of George and Corintha/Corntha Belle Viars Darnell, born in April 1877 in Kentucky. Between 1902 and 1905, they moved to Hendricks County, Indiana, where William worked for the railroad. In 1910 they were listed there with four young children. Stella Caskey Darnell died at the age of 28, on 30 June 1913, in Hendricks County. She was laid to rest at the Spring Hill Cemetery there. William's mother Belle Viars Darnell was listed in his home in 1920, along with his children. William died in 1937 in Hendricks County and is buried at Spring Hill near Stella. Their children were named Florence, Wilbur, Zelma (possibly Thelma), Naomi (also listed as Nannie once), and Margarette.
3. Lizzie B. Caskey, probably named Elizabeth, was born in March 1886 in Adair County, Kentucky. She was listed on the 1900 census with the family, but we have no further record of her marriage or death.
3. Robert T. Caskey was born in May 1891 in Adair County, Kentucky. His parents were both dead by 1910, when he was listed in the home of his uncle and aunt, John W. and Mary Caskey, in Junction City, Boyle County, Kentucky. He was eighteen and single. Some time before 1916, he married Elvira Buchanan, who was born in Kentucky on 31 August 1893, the daughter of Thomas William and Elizabeth Cowherd Buchanan. In 1920, Robert and Elvira were listed with a small daughter in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. He worked as a commercial traveler, selling shoes. Robert died in 1928 in probably Denver, Colorado, where the family had moved. Robert was buried in Denver at the Fairmount Cemetery. In 1930, his widow Elvira B. Caskey was listed in Denver, Colorado, as proprietor of a boarding house on Logan Street. According to city directories of the era, it was called My Old Kentucky Home Hotel. Her fourteen year old daughter Elizabeth was there with her. Elvira died in 1980 in Travis County, Texas and she is buried with Robert in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. Their only daughter, Elizabeth, married Ronald E. Abbey and she just passed away in 2010 at the age of 94.
2. James S. Caskey was born about 1865 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. We have no further information after the 1880 census, when he was listed with his parents.

1. Sampson Caskey, named for his uncle, was born about 1825 in Adair County, Kentucky. When a young man of about 24, Sampson moved to Ray County, Missouri with his younger sister Rebecca Jane and her husband John Venable/Valentine Goode. In 1850 the three of them lived on a farm in Ray County; they seem to have arrived within the year, as a one year old child of John and Rebecca was born back in Kentucky. On 8 March 1855 in Ray County, Sampson married a young widow, Mary "Polly" England Fanning. She had been married to John Fanning. Sampson's brother in law, John Goode, died in Ray County in 1858, and Rebecca moved back to Kentucky. Sampson Caskey stayed. In 1860 he was listed in Camden, Ray County, Missouri with Polly and their three little girls. In 1870, still in Camden, they had four daughters. Polly England Fanning Caskey died on 7 February 1879 and is buried at the South Point Cemetery in Orrick, Ray County, Missouri. A year later, on the 1880 census, Sampson was listed in Camden with three of his daughters. He died in 1896 in Ray County and according to descendants, he was also buried at South Point Cemetery at Orrick, but only his wife Polly's headstone exists today. Known children were:

2. Leticia B. "Lottie" Caskey was born in December 1855 in Ray County, Missouri. She married John Allen Popejoy Jr. on 13 April 1873 in same. John was born in November 1848 in Missouri. His father was obviously John Allen Popejoy Sr., and we think his mother was his first wife, Teletha Williams, not the second wife as some families believe. We feel that he was lost in the 1900 census, the one that establishes birth dates, and because of this, his birth year is sometimes reported as much later than it really was. We found him in 1900, listed as "John Pakejoy" with a birth date of November 1848. At any rate, Teletha Williams Popejoy died 14 July 1857 and was almost certainly his mother. In 1880 and in 1900, John and Leticia lived at Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri. In 1900, they reported five of seven children still living. In 1910, they report five of eight children living. That year, they lived at Camden, Ray County, Missouri. Two of their sons lived in the home and next door was Leticia's married sister, Matilda Coyle. In 1920 they were still in Camden with the same sons. John Allen Popejoy died between this census and the next, in 1930, as Leticia was a widow in 1930, living with a grown son, Frank. We do not have a death date for John or for Leticia, nor a burial place. Known children of Leticia and John Allen Popejoy were:
3. Sarah Ellen Popejoy was born on 14 April 1874 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri. She married about 1894, probably in Missouri, to George Henry Danner, the son of Simon Peter and Louisa B. Sims Danner. He was born 19 October 1872 in Ray County, Missouri. His younger brother Robert Danner married Sarah Ellen's younger sister, Eva Elizabeth. In 1900, George and Sarah lived with their young son John in Clay, Lafayette County, Missouri. In 1910, they were at same with five children. George filled out a draft card in Wellington, Lafayette County, Missouri for World War I stating that he was a farmer with wife Sarah Ellen. In 1920, still in the same, three children were still home. They lived in Napoleon, Lafayette County in 1930 with their grown daughter Eva May at home. In 1940 they were in Clay, Lafayette County. Daughter Eva May was in their home, and she had married. Her married name was listed as perhaps Doubles? but is hard to read. Two children were with her, Joe A. and Shirley J. Three grandsons of George and Sarah Ellen lived with them on this census, and they were the sons of John Robert Danner. Thomas R. Marrick was a four year old grandson also in their home; it appears that he would be the son of their daughter Leticia? L. Danner. We do not have a death date for George Danner, but Sarah Ellen Popejoy Danner died on 30 October 1943 in Missouri and was buried in the Wellington City Cemetery in Lafayette County, Missouri. The known children of George and Sarah Ellen Popejoy Danner were John Robert, Leticia L., Eva May, Charles Wilson, and Samuel T. Danner.
3. Matilda P. Popejoy was born about 1876 in Missouri. She must have died before the census in 1910, as her mother listed five living children that year and Matilda would not have been one of them. We know of no marriage or death record yet.
3. James E. Popejoy was born about 1879 in Missouri. He must have died before the census in 1910, by process of elimination. We know of no death or marriage record yet.
3. Eva Elizabeth Popejoy was born in September of 1894 in Missouri. She married on 6 February 1902 in Ray County, Missouri, to Robert Strother Danner. He was born 27 July 1879 in Napoleon, Lafayette County, Missouri, son of Simon Peter and Louisa B. Sims Danner. His elder brother George Danner married Eva's elder sister, Sarah Popejoy. In 1910, Robert and Eva Danner lived in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri with their three young daughters. In 1918, Robert filled out a draft card in Ray County, stating that he was a coal miner and married to Eva Elizabeth Danner. They lived in Ray County in the censuses of 1920, 1930, and 1940. Robert Danner died on New Year's Eve of 1945, probably in Missouri, and was buried at the Sunny Slope Cemetery in Ray County, Missouri. Eva Popejoy Danner died in 1968; we do not have a burial record. Their known children were Mayme Viola, Geneva Rosella, Marguerite E., Robert F., and Carl L. Danner.
3. Mattie Popejoy was born in June 1887 in Missouri. The last record we find of her is in 1910, when she was listed as a twenty year old "servant" in Ray County, Missouri, living with Newton and Susan Parker.
3. Albert Franklin "Frank" Popejoy was born on 30 December 1889 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri. He filled out a draft card for World War I in Ray County, Missouri, stating that he was single, farmed, and lived in Orrick, Missouri. We find a note that says that Frank owned a tavern in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. He died there on 1 March 1949 and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri.
3. John Sampson Popejoy was born on 26 February 1893 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri. He married Nellie M. VanMeter Hewlett, the widow of Thomas Burch "Tom" Hewlett, after 1920. She had two children by her first marriage. In 1930, John and Nellie Popejoy lived in Ray County with their young daughter Dorothy J. Popejoy, and her two Hewlett children, Robert and Lucille. John Sampson Popejoy died on New Year's Eve of 1948 in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery there. Nellie, who died 12 February 1975, is there with him.
2. Matilda Caskey was born in March 1857 in Ray County, Missouri. On the 1900 census, she lived in the home of her widowed sister, Mary Caskey Kennedy, in Ray County. She married at age 43 to Eugene Coil or Coyle, the son of Jacob and Sarah Gibson/Gibbons Coil, on 2 December 1900 in Ray County. Eugene was born in Missouri, probably in Warren County, in about 1854. He had been married before, but to whom we do not know. In 1910 Matilda and Eugene were listed next door to her sister Leticia Caskey Popejoy's family. Eugene was a farmer, and Matilda was listed as a weaver of carpets. They had no children. In 1920 Eugene and Matilda lived at Clay, Lafayette County, Missouri on land of the Waterloo Coal Company, where they farmed. No death or burial information is known for either.
2. Mary Caskey, born in June 1858 in Ray County, Missouri, married James Williams Kennedy before 1878, place unknown. He was born in Missouri about 1854. In 1880,. James and Mary Kennedy lived in Jackson, Andrew County, Missouri with two young daughters. There is a James Kennedy on the 1870 and 1860 censuses in Andrew County. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kennedy, who were both born in Kentucky, which fits with the information given by James about his parents on the 1880 census. James and Mary have a child born in Indian Territory in October of 1882, and then the next children were all born in Missouri, starting in September 1884, so their stay in Oklahoma was not long. We do not know when James died, but Mary Caskey Kennedy was listed as a widow on the 1900 Ray county, Missouri census. Five of her eight children were still living, all of them with her, and her sister Matilda Caskey lived in her home as well. In 1920, Mary lived at Camden in Ray County, Missouri. A son and two grandchildren were living there with her. No death date nor definite places of burial are found for either James or for Mary yet. There is a record of a "William James" Kennedy, born about 1853, who died on 14 February 1890 in Buchanan County, Missouri and was buried at the (now defunct) Calvary Cemetery in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. This man was listed on the death record as an engineer, so may have worked with the railroads. This date would fit our James Kennedy. It is also interesting that another Kennedy burial in this same graveyard is listed as "a child of Thomas Kennedy". The graves at Calvary were apparently all moved to other graveyards at some point. The parents of our James Kennedy were both buried at Bower Cemetery in Fillmore, Andrew County, Missouri. The known children of James William and Mary Caskey Kennedy were:
3. Lenora Kennedy was born 11 January 1877 in Missouri. She married James Lewis "Jim" Stafford about the year 1900, probably in Missouri. He was the son of Thomas and Margaret Ann Patten, born on 28 July 1878 in Nishnabotna, Atchison County, Missouri. Their first child was born in Atchison County, but by the 1910 census, James and Lenora lived in Albion, Republic County, Kansas, married ten years with five children, and they farmed. Lenora died in 1917 in Washington County, Kansas. She was buried at Mahaska Cemetery in that county. In 1918 on the World War I draft card, filed in Washington County, Kansas, James Stafford was forty and listed his nearest relative as John Stafford, his son. In 1920, he was listed as a widower in Lowe, Washington County, Kansas with seven children to raise. In 1925 and in 1930, still in Washington County, he had three of his children at home. When he registered for the World War II draft, James lived at New Plymouth, Payette County, Ohio and listed his son John as his nearest relative. He died soon after, on 26 August 1942 in New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho, and was taken home to be buried beside his wife Lenora at Mahaska Cemetery, Washington County, Kansas. Their children were John Gilbert, James Ralph "Gus", Virgil Vernon, Fern M., Margaret "Margie", Charles Donald, Lee Roy Stafford.
3. Leantha/Letha Kennedy was listed as age one on the 1880 census; we have no further record of her.
3. Matilda A. Kennedy was born in October 1879 in Indian Territory. She is last found with her family on the census of 1900 in Ray County, Missouri. No further information is yet found.
3. Sarah Elizabeth Kennedy was born in September 1884 in Missouri. She married about 1907 to Brooks Williams, who was born in Missouri about 1872. Brooks may have been his middle name or part of his name, as we only find him listed on one census, in 1930. They lived in Camden, Ray County, Missouri at that time, and her brother James W. Kennedy lived in their home. We have no conclusive death records, but in the South Point Cemetery at Orrick in Ray County, Missouri, we do find listed a Sarah E. Williams, 1884-1944.
3. Charles S. Kennedy was born in April 1886 in Missouri. Charles appeared at age fourteen in the home of his widowed mother in Ray County, Missouri. He must have married before 1903 or so, and he and his wife possibly died before 1910, in which year two grandchildren appeared with their grandmother Mary Kennedy in Camden, Ray County, Missouri. Their names were Bessie Kennedy, age seven, and Arvest Kennedy, who was age four. By process of elimination, these two appear to be children of Charles. Bessie married a Mathews and she died in California. Arvest Valeris Kennedy died in a car accident in 1953 in Yakima, Washington. Note: The father of these two children is not documented, but by process of elimination, we feel that Charles is the only possible father. We have not found a marriage record or a place of burial for him.
3. James William Kennedy Jr. was born on 30 July 1888 in Orrick, Ray County, Missouri.He lived with his mother in 1910. In 1918, he filled out a draft card in Lafayette County, Missouri, and stated that he was born in Orrick and lived in Wellington, Missouri. He was employed by the United States government. Two years later, in Clay, Lafayette County, Missouri, James was a boarder in a local home; he was 32 and worked in the coal mines. In 1930, he lived in the home of his sister Sarah Elizabeth and her husband Brook Williams in Camden, Ray County, Missouri. We have no death or cemetery record for James and do not know if he married.
3. Minnie B. Kennedy was born in January 1891 in Missouri. No records have been found for her marriage or death.
2. Sarah H. Caskey was born in July 1861 in Ray County, Missouri. She married on 10 December 1889 to David William Danner, who was born in Ohio on 21 March 1864, the apparent son of Solomon and Louisa/Luisa Danner, who were on the 1870 census in Gallia, Ohio. By 1900, David and Sarah lived at Camden, Ray County, Missouri with three children. In 1910 they were listed at Clay, in Lafayette County, Missouri, married twenty years with four of four children still living. Sarah Caskey Danner died in 1915. She was buried at Arnold Cemetery in Wellington, Lafayette County, Missouri. David Danner married again in about 1918, to Cora Mcgowan, who was born in Missouri in August, 1890, the daughter of John and Asenath Mcgowan of Lafayette County, Missouri. We cannot yet find David and Cora Danner on the 1920 census. In 1930 they lived at Orrick, Ray County, Missouri. His son Jesse lived with them, and they had four sons of the new marriage. David William Danner died on 16 January 1950 in Lafayette County, Missouri and was buried at Arnold Cemetery in Wellington, Lafayette County. His name is on the gravestone with Sarah Caskey Danner. Cora Danner was interred at Arnold Cemetery as well, with a death date of 1960. The known children of Sarah Caskey and David William Danner were:
3. Dolva E. "Dovie" Danner was born in Missouri in September 1890. She lived at home with her parents in 1900 and 1910, but is not found on any further censuses.
3. May Rebecca Danner was born 6 February 1892 in Missouri. She married about 1916 to Joseph A. Fleming. He was born 22 June 1874 in Fayette County, Tennessee, but we are not sure of his parents. In 1900, Joseph was a "servant" in a private home in Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 26. We do not find May and Joseph yet on the 1920 census. In 1930 they lived in Blue, Jackson County, Missouri with their son. In 1940 they were listed in Clay, Lafayette County, Missouri with one son. Joseph Fleming died in September 1962 in Lafayette County. May Danner Fleming died on 23 May 1981. Her last residence was in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. Both Joseph and May were buried at the Wellington City Cemetery in Wellington, Lafayette County, Missouri. Their one son was Raymond A. Fleming.
3. Bertie William Danner was born on 19 March 1896 in Ray County, Missouri. On his draft registration for World War I, Bertie was single and farmed with his father in Ray County, Missouri. He married Mary Golda Surber in Lexinton, Lafayette County, Missouri in 1918. She was the daughter of Eriel Riley Surber and Minerva Cathryn Warren, and she was born on 21 May 1903 in Missouri. On the 1920 census, Bertie and Goldie were listed with a one month old son in Little River, Little River County, Arkansas. In 1930, the family was in Blue, Jackson County, Missouri with four young children. In 1940, they were in Clay, Lafayette County, Missouri and Golda's mother Minerva Surber was listed with them. Bertie Danner died 9 August 1976 in Napoleon, Lafayette County, Missouri and was buried at the Greenton Cemetery in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri. Mary Golda Danner died 9 May 1994 in Independence, Clay County, Missouri and was buried next to him at Greenton Cemetery. Their known children were David R., Leona L., Virginia C., and Daisie M. Danner
3. Jesse Lee Danner was born 19 December 1900 in Missouri. He married on 29 March 1930 to Novella Pearl, last name unknown at this time. She was born on 2 October 1911. In 1940, Jesse and Novilla lived at Wellington, Lafayette County, Missouri with six young children. Jesse Danner died on 27 February 1977. He worked for the railroad, according to retirement records. Novella died 2 June 1997. They are both buried at the Arnold Cemetery in Wellington, Lafayette County, Missouri. Their known children are Almeda, David S., Louis W., Fay Lorene, Jerald W., and Aleine/Alene Danner.

1. A Son Caskey was born between 1825 and 1830 but died before 1850.

1. Rebecca Jane Caskey was born about 1827 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. Both Rebecca's parents died when she was very young, and she married about the year 1840, just thirteen or fourteen, to John V. Goode. (His middle name is said to be Venable by descendants; one record has it as Valentine.) He was born in 1821 in Casey Creek, the son of Robert Goode and Margaret Ball. John was also a youngest child. His parents settled in Ray County, Missouri before 1850, and it appears that John and Rebecca struck out for Missouri with them. Rebecca's brother Sampson Caskey accompanied them, and in 1850 Sampson, John Goode, and wife Rebecca Caskey Goode were listed in the "Caskie" home, with three Goode boys. This was the only Missouri census for the Goodes, however. John Goode died before 1857 in Richmond Township, Ray County, Missouri, and Rebecca went back to Kentucky at some point. She married John Mathew Stayton on 3 August 1857 in Adair County, Kentucky. He had been married twice and both wives died in apparent childbirth. His first wife was Serilda Caskey, the elder sister of Rebecca, whom he married about 1833. John Stayton was a good bit older than Rebecca. No one seems to know what happened to Rebecca's three sons with John Goode, who were all listed on the 1850 census. Did they die or settle in Missouri or elsewhere? Did they return to Kentucky with their mother? We continue to look for Rebecca and John Stayton/Staton on the 1860 census but no success yet. It is possible there would be a clue as to her three Goode sons, especially since the youngest would have been only eleven on that census. In 1870, John and Rebecca Jane Stayton were listed in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky with four Stayton children which they had together. In 1880 they were in same and three daughters were at home. We find a death record for "Jane Staton" who died in Adair County on 21 January 1894 of "paralysis", possibly a stroke. She was 72, the right age to be our Rebecca Jane. Two days later, John M. Staton died on 23 January 1894 of "lung trouble". We have not yet found a burial place for either of them.

Three sons of Rebecca Jane Caskey and first husband John V. Goode were listed with them on the 1850 census in Ray County, Missouri. We have absolutely no information about their whereabouts later, whether they lived or died, whether they came back to Kentucky when their mother did. Their names were:

2. Robert A. Goode, born about 1841 in Kentucky
2. Green A. Goode, born about 1844 in Kentucky
2. John L. Goode, born about 1849 in Kentucky
And the children of Rebecca and her second husband John Mathew Stayton were:
2. Peroy Stayton was born in 1859 in Adair County, Kentucky. In 1880 he lived as a hired man in the home of a physician, J. R. Cunningham, in Adair County, listed as a 21 year old waggoner. He married Ellie McClellen Tucker on 10 April 1884, probably in Adair County. She was the daughter of Robert Mason Tucker and Nancy Elizabeth Knifley. Peroy and Ellie lived in Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky when listed on the 1900 census, with five children. Ellie died at the birth of a baby girl on 26 November 1905; she was buried at Roley Cemetery in Adair County. In 1910, Peroy (listed as Leroy P.) was a widower in Casey Creek, Adair County with five children. He passed away at age 37 on 16 January 1916 and was interred at Roley Cemetery with Ellie. Their children were:
3. Effie Lelah Stayton was born 3 December 1886 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. Effie was the eldest child, about nineteen, when her mother died, and she no doubt helped raise her young siblings. Effie never married. She died 12 December 1931 in Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky of pulmonary tuberculosis and was buried at the family plot in Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky.
3. John M. "Johnny" Stayton was born 10 January 1889 in Kentucky. He died just before his second birthday, on 22 December 1890, in Adair County. He is buried at the Roley Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky.
3. William W. "Willie" Stayton was born on 22 September 1892 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married Zilpha Jane Richardson on 14 May 1912, probably in Adair County. She was born 2 August 1896 to Soloman and Nancy Sapp Richardson, in Ashe County, North Carolina. When he filled out a World War I draft registration, William and Zilpha lived in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 25 and a farm laborer on the farm of W. J. Bottom, near Pisgah, Illinois. He claimed his wife and one sister as dependants. William served in the war, as "Private, U S Army, World War I" is inscribed on his gravestone. We have not found them on the 1920 census but by 1930, they were listed on Morgan Street in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. On this census, they lived next to his younger sister Ella and her husband Thaddeus Bowen. Both William Stayton and Thaddeus Bowen worked in a plow factory. In 1940, listed on Kentucky Avenue in Louisville, Willie was a lumber man in the boxing department of a plumbing fixture factory. Dema C. Giles lived with them, listed as a boarder, and she worked as a seamstress at a laundry. Two children, Marion and Cleopatra Giles, were also in the Stayton home, listed as nephew and niece. William Stayton died in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky on 26 April 1976. Zilpha Richardson Stayton passed away on 30 September 1980 in the same. They are both buried at Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. They had no children.
3. Carrie L. Stayton was born on 16 February 1893 in Adair County, Kentucky. She lived to be one month old, passing away on 16 March 1893. She is buried amongst many of her family at the Roley Cemetery in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky.
3. Chloe Alma Stayton was born on 25 May 1895 in Kentucky. She married Eddie Bluford Mann on 10 March 1919 in Kentucky. He was born 29 May 1894 in Taylor County, Kentucky, the son of Fletcher Beckam and Sophronia Phillips Mann of Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. Eddie was a descendant of the Manns who were very old settlers of Kentucky with the Beard family. In 1920, Eddie and Alma lived in Mannsville with their four month old son Johnnie, who died at age two. In 1930 they were still in Taylor County, with three young children. Effie Stayton, Chloe's sister, lived in the home at the time. 1940 finds them still in same with three children still at home. Eddie Mann died on 22 April 1960 in Mannsville. Chloe Stayton Mann died 9 November 1981. They were both said to have been interred at the Mann family cemetery near Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky. The children of this marriage were John Bluford, Wanless Ray, Agnes, Lelah, Henry Weldon, and James Barron.
3. Jennings Bryan Stayton was born on 1 September 1897 in Kentucky. Filling out a draft card for World War I, he stated that he lived in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky and worked as farm labor for J. H. Sebastian there. His sister Effie was listed as his nearest relative. In 1920, Jennings lived with his cousin, Clem Hardin and his wife Lettie Hardin in Taylor County. Before 1928, he married Jessie Mae Grooms, the daughter of Alonza Grooms and Mollie M. Pruett. Jessie was born in Kentucky on 6 July 1902. In 1930, Jennings and Jessie lived in Mannsville, Taylor County, Kentucky with a one year old son, but this was the fifth child; four babies had already died. By 1940, they had had four more children but only one of them lived. Two of nine children survived childhood. Jennings passed away on 14 March 1977 in Taylor County. Jessie Grooms Stayton died on 19 December 1978. They are both are found at the Merrimac Church Cemetery in Taylor County, along with many small stones of their children. The children were Kenith, William, Bernard E., Mary Ellen, Howard Alonza "Red" (who died in 2007), Leonard "Peaches" (who died in 2002), Herbert, and two females.
3. Josie Stayton was born in July 1899 in Taylor County, Kentucky. We find no marriage or death records for her.
3. Ella Lou Stayton, born on 26 November 1905 in Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky, married at age sixteen in 1922 to Thaddeus Edwin Bowen, the son of William Andrew Bowen and Louisa Lee Stamp of Taylor County, Kentucky. He was born in Campbellsville, Taylor County, on 11 February 1892. In 1930, they lived next door to Ella's brother William Stayton on Morgan Street in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Both William and Thaddeus worked for a plow factory there. Neither couple had any children. Thaddeus Bowen died on 10 July 1963 in Taylor County; his last address was listed in Jefferson County. Ella passed away on 5 June 1987 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. We do not yet find any burial records of either.
2. Isabella J. Stayton was born about 1860 in Kentucky. She is said by some to have married a Thomas Cunningham, but we find no records yet of a marriage or a census for these names.
2. Anna Ermine Stayton was born on 6 Jan 1865 in Taylor County, Kentucky. About 1883, she married Elwood Banks Harden, the son of John A. and Sallie T. Fisher Harden. He was born 3 August 1863 in Taylor County, the son of John A. Harden and Sallie Turner Fisher. On the 1900 census, listed erroneously as Edward, Elwood and Annie lived in Mannsville in Taylor County with seven children. They were in the same home in 1910 with six at home and Anna reported that eight of her ten children still lived. In 1920, they had moved and were listed at Casey Creek in Adair County with their two youngest children still at home. According to a draft card filed by his son Clement in 1918, Elwood Banks Harden operated a flour mill and employed young Clement there in Casey Creek, Adair County. Anna Ermine Stayton Harden died on 9 January 1923 and she is buried at Elk Horn Cemetery in Taylor County, Kentucky. Elwood married again, to a Mary Alma, last name unknown, who was born in Kentucky in 1890. They were listed together on the 1930 census in Mannsville, Taylor County, with Elwood's son Herald still at home. She was listed as Mary A. on this census, and on Elwood's death certificate the spouse was listed as Mrs. Alma Harden. He died on 30 March 1947 in Taylor County, Kentucky and was buried at Elk Horn Cemtery there. The children of Anna Ermine and Elwood Banks Harden were:
3. Lillie Mae Harden was born 4 February 1884 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She married in Kentucky in 1905 to Bert Cox, the son of William Thomas and Nancy Mildred Noel Cox of Taylor County. On the 1910 census, Bert and Lillie lived in Taylor County and stated that they had been married for five years and had one child. Bert filled out his draft registration in Taylor County in 1918 and Lillie was his next of kin. He worked as a machinist for J. M. Kearnes of Campbellsville. 1920 and 1930 and 1940 finds this family still living in Taylor County, Kentucky. Lillie Harden Cox died on 2 November 1956 in Taylor County. Bert passed away on 18 January 1960 in the same. We find no burial place of record yet. Their children were Floyd V., Meryl A., and Vera M. Cox.
3. Willie Thelbert Harden was born on 2 January 1886 in Casey County, Kentucky. He married about 1911 to Chettie Carolyn Mann, the daughter of Eddie and Nancy Josie Land Mann of Taylor County. She was born on 21 February 1891 in Kentucky. In 1920 and 1930, they lived in Taylor County, Kentucky and raised a family of seven children. In 1940, Willie and Chettie lived in Jefferson County with a full house. Seven children, two of the girls with their husbands, and a niece and a nephew all lived with them. Willie Harden died on 14 January 1955 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was buried at the Elk Horn Cemetery in Taylor County, Kentucky. Chettie Carolyn Mann Harden died on 18 April 1971 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, but her residence was listed as Bullitt County, Kentucky. She is buried at Elk Horn Cemetery as well. Their children were Thomas Ann, Rose Catherine, Herschell Carroll, Loren, Margaret, Buford M., and John C. Harden.
3. Ermine H. Harden was born on 27 February 1888 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She married James Talmage Wood on 5 October 1910 in Elk Horn, Taylor County, Kentucky. James was the son of William G. and Martha A. Wood of Taylor County; he was born on 5 May 1887 in Campbellsville. By the time he filled out a draft card in 1918 in Taylor County, James and Ermine had three children and were farming in Taylor County. In 1920, listed in Acton, Taylor County, they had two boys and two girls. They were in Mannsville, Taylor County, in 1930 with a family of seven children. We know that they had at least one more child after that census. The family moved to Henry County, Indiana at some point. James filled out a draft card for World War II there, giving his occupation as a self employed carpenter. They lived on Route 2, in Knightstown, Wayne, Henry County, Indiana. We do not have a death date for James. Ermine Harden Wood died in October 1975 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana. No burial place is known for either. Their known children are Lyle V., Wiliam Banks, Dorcia A., Beatrice, Bulah, Geraline, Charles Harold, and Laqueta C. Wood.
3. John Henry Harden, born on 5 August 1892 in Taylor County, Kentucky, served his country in World War I, and came home to marry Cleo Bookout before 1923, probably in Kentucky. She was born 24 September 1894 in Kentucky, the daughter of James Samuel and Fidelia Catherine Mann Bookout. In 1930, John and Cleo lived in Mannsville, Taylor County, with their young son. John died at age fifty on 12 April 1943 in Taylor County and was buried at Elk Horn there. Cleo Bookout died in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky on 12 December 1978. She was buried at Elk Horn Cemetery as well. Their two children were Samuel Banks Harden and Janice D. Harden.
3. Carola "Ola" Harden was born in Kentucky in August 1895. On 7 May 1916 she married Crumwell Hoskins "Crum" Cave, probably in Taylor County. He was born 27 March 1891 in Taylor County. His parents were William P. and Mary Green Christie Cave of Taylor County. In 1918 when he registered with the draft, he farmed in Taylor County and was married. In 1920, living in Elkhorn, Taylor County, Crum and Ola Cave had a one year old son. In 1930 they were listed in Ireland, Taylor County, and in 1940 in Taylor County with their only son, who was 22 years of age. Crumwell Cave died on 17 April 1964 in Taylor County. Ola Harden Cave died 29 September 1969 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was buried with Crum at Elk Horn Cemetery in Taylor County, Kentucky. Their only child was a son, Manuel A. Cave.
3. Clement Elwood "Clem" Harden was born on New Year's Eve of 1897 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He married before he registered for the draft in 1918, to Lettie May White. She was the daughter of John Berry White and Laura Berry of Taylor County. Lillie was born 15 November 1898 in Taylor County. In 1918, the young couple lived in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky, where Clem worked as a flour miller, employed by his father. In 1920, Clem and Lettie lived in Casey Creek, and his cousin Jennings Bryan Stayton was listed in their household. In 1930 they lived in Campbellsville in Taylor County and had a young son. By 1940, in Taylor County, Clem and Lettie had five children in their Taylor County home. Lettie May Harden died on 13 November 1960 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was buried at Elk Horn, Taylor County, Kentucky. Clement Harden is with her there; he passed away on 6 June 1968. The children were Haskel Willard, Bobbie L., Donald L., Martha A., and Frances M. Harden.
3. Cassie Harden was born in Kentucky in May 1900 and appeared on the census that year as one month old. She was not listed on the 1910 census, so must have died as a child.
3. Naomi Ivah Harden was born 28 August 1902 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She married William R. "Bob" Tucker on 27 November 1920. Bob Tucker was the son of Robert Burke and Laura Ellen Chelf Tucker. He was born on 7 August 1901 in Adair County, Kentucky. In 1930, they lived in Jefferson County, Kentucky with three young children and in 1940 in same had five children. Naomi Harden Tucker died on 14 April 1988 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky and was buried at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens in Taylor County. William Tucker died 27 June 1998 in Campbellsville. He lies beside Naomi at the Memorial Gardens there. They had four sons and a daughter, Dwight L., Winfrey L., Anna, William A., and Robert E. Tucker.
3. Herald Coy Harden was born 10 April 1905 in Kentucky. He married Olive M. Williams. She was born in Kentucky in about 1911 to John Isaac and Emma C. Williamson Williams. In 1940, Coy and Olive Harden lived in Taylor County with their baby son. Her brother John Williams Jr. lived in their home. Herald Harden died 30 March 1972 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. We have no burial place nor date for Olive Harden. One known child was Richard Lee Harden.
2. Louise Frances "Lucy" Stayton was born on 4 January 1867 in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky. She married on 20 November 1890 to Henry Lee Gabehart, the son of George Lawrence and Nancy Bowen Gabehart. Henry was born 2 May 1867 in Taylor County, Kentucky. They appear on the 1920 and 1920 censuses for Adair County. Louisa died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 8 October 1928 in Adair County. She was buried at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Taylor County, Kentucky. In 1930, Henry Gabehart appeared in the home of his son Roy and family, a widower of 61. He died on 10 July 1949 in Adair County of cerebral hemorrhage. Henry and Lucy Stayton Gabehart had children:
3. George M. Gabehart was born on 3 May 1893 in Kentucky. He married after 1910 but before 1914 to Vina/Vinia G. Herron, the daughter of Samuel M. and Delia Ann Mann Herrron. She was born 29 May 1894 in Kentucky. In 1920, George and Vina lived in Casey Creek, Adair County, Kentucky with three young children. In 1930, they lived there with their four children, and the widow of George's brother Clarence, Mary Gabehart, and her two small children. In 1940 in Adair County, two sons lived in their home, one of whom was married and his wife lived there, too. Vina died on 12 March 1955 in Kentucky. George died on 18 October 1965 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. They are both at rest at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Casey County. Their four children were Elmer L., Everett M. (twins), Kathleen, and Manuel B. Gabehart.
3. Clarence M. Gabehart was born 25 July 1896 in Adair County, Kentucky. About 1925, he married Mary Cox. She was born in Kentucky on 26 February 1904. They had two children, but sadly, Clarence died on 11 October 1927 at the age of 31. He was buried at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Casey County. Mary Gabehart appeared as a widow with two toddler children on the 1930 census, living in the home of his elder brother George. In 1934, she remarried to Charlie Hoosier and they lived in Adair County on the 1940 census. She died on 27 August 1973 in Kentucky. The two known children of Clarence and Mary Cox Gabehart were Cerena Francis and Miller E. Gabehart.
3. Otis Ray Gabehart was born on 14 June 1900 in Kentucky and died at the age of sixteen on 3 December 1916 in Kentucky. He was buried at the family plot in Jones Chapel Cemetery in Casey County.
3. Roy Wanless Gabehart was born 4 March 1905 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married on 14 March 1923 to Elizabeth Jo "Betty" Tucker, the daughter of Ruel Hoskin and Nancy Mae Arnold Tucker. They lived in Adair County in 1930 with three children and Henry Gabehart, Roy's father, was listed with them. Roy died on 6 March 1967 in Adair County. Betty Gabehart passed away on 12 May 1998. They are buried at the Jones Chapel Cemetery in Casey County, Kentucky. Roy and Betty raised a large family of nine children. They were Wanless J., Louise M., Mary Ellen, William Henry, Ruel Lee, Elmer Ray, Norma Jean, Samuel Eugene, and Leonard Paul Gabehart.

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