Levi cash-claimed a quarter in 25, 6N 48W in 1890.
He filed for a homestead AND a timber quarter in the same township, but didn't complete it - so he might have given up or sold his claim before completion.
He could likely be the Levi Lightfoot buried in Omaha - March 13, 1818 - Jan 15, 1900 - also on this headstone is Daisy B. Lightfoot 23 Dec 1883 Daughter of Levi and E. F. Lightfoot 11 Mar 1905
The Burlington (Iowa) Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was organized April 28, 1872, by Alexander H. Smith, President of the Spring Prairie and Nauvoo districts, O. P. Dunham, W. D. Morton and Levi Lightfoot. There were then seven members, namely; O. P. Dunham, High Priest; W. D. Morton, of the Seventy; L. Lightfoot, Elder; O. Owen, Mary A. Morton, Christian Halbick and Ellen Owen.
|from Marjorie R. Tracy:
Levi and his family were living in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa in 1880. The only exceptions were daughters Caroline, who was single, working as a dressmaker in La Salle, Illinois, and Inger "Emma Lide" Eliza Lightfoot and husband, Burdette Spencer, who had moved back east and were living in Elmira, New York. Levi was married twice after Susan; he married Sarah A. Holden in Henderson, Illinois, and Edna F. before 1880. In addition to the children mentioned in the letter, he had Georgiana H., Alma, Katie, Frank, Lotta, and Bessie.
1840.......married in La Salle, Illinois
1840.......daughter Caroline born in Illinois
1843.......daughter Inger Eliza Lightfoot born in Hancock County, Illinois
1845.......daughter Sarah born
1849.......son Edward Levi born
1850.......daughter Martha born
1853.......son William born and died
1855.......daughter Martha died
1856.......son Charles born
1862.......daughter Inger married in La Salle County, Illinois
1865.......wife Susan Anne died
1867.......daughter Sarah married in La Salle, Illinois
bef. 1872..moved to Burlington, Iowa
1872.......daughter Sarah died
1877.......son Edward married in Des Moines County, Iowa
1880.......living in Burlington, Iowa
bef. 1891..moved to Omaha, Nebraska
1900.......Levi died in Omaha
1900 Red Cloud, Nebraska " Samuel Lightfoot, who left overland in the middle of the summer for Colorado returned home today." He had claimed land in Las Animas County, far to the south.
Charles A. Lightfoot, the son born in 1856, was widowed in Iowa, living in Des Moines County in 1885 - and he was in Denver 1906-1908 doing odd jobs. So he could have come to Colorado about the same time as Levi.
|John Andersson - in a query for Des Moines County : I am researching my Aunts family , She was married to a lawrence"Larry" Guignion, his father was George Guignion born 1876 in Des Moines co. Iowa and married a woman name Mary Elizabeth Lightfoot born 1880 in Des Moines co. Iowa. and her parents were Charles Avon Lightfoot born May 6, 1856 in Illinois and died on Sept 11, 1944 Unknown and Married to Ida May Paine born 01 May, 1853 in New York. there children along with Mary are Belle born 1874. Charles L. born April, 1877, Sarah born 1879, all born in Burlington, Des Moines co. Iowa all are listed in the 1900 federal census. This is all the info i have on them can any one help me out|