John J. Layman

 John  cash-claimed  a quarter in 11, 6N 50W in 1890, and timber-claimed another in section 1 in 1893, and one in section 12 in 1895.

Possible :  John "Laymen" in 1870 Iroquois County, Illinois, with parents Joseph 44 and Sarah A. 42.  Siblings May J. 19, Jacob 17, Lucinda 12, and Adam 10.

John Layman proved up a quarter in Reno County, Kansas in 1881 - so he would not have been eligible to for a homestead in Colorado -

Joseph C. Loyd proved up two quarters in 23 and 24 6N 51W in 1912, and John T. Loyd a quarter in 12, 6N 51 W in 1912. Mike O. Loyd proved up a quarter in 12, 6N 51W in 1915.

One tree said Joseph C. Lloyd 1845-1913 and Louisa Carolina Holcomb 1852-1924 had Joseph and Michael Oscar.

FindaGrave # 121722997  has Joseph C. Lloyd buried in Magnolia , Harrison County, Iowa.

In 1900 Woodbury County, Iowa, Joseph Loyd born October 1844 in Virginia, married 30 years to Caroline Nov 1852 Iowa.  They have John August 1872 Iowa, Allen April 1879 Missouri, OSCAR Jan 1883 Iowa, Edna Feb 1887 Iowa, and Orville May 1890 Iowa.

Mike O. Loyd, 30,  married Lucy M. Dode, age 18,  January 31, 1914, recorded in Logan County.

Lavonne Lloyd is in the 1915 Iowa census of Guthrie County, five weeks old, born in Nebraska.

Mike Oscar Lloyd, born January 17, 1883, registered in Harrison County, Iowa, with wife Lucy.

In 1930 Arthur County, Nebraska, Mike is 46, born in Iowa, "Lusy" 35, Missouri with Evert 17, Ray 16, and Lavoisie 14, all born in Colorado.

Phyrn LaVonne Packard 1916-1939 is buried in Ogallala Nebraska.

In 1940 Everett O. Loyd, 28 born in Colorado, and Dora 25 Nebraska, are in Morrill County Nebraska.

  They have Kary May and Mary Kay, both 3.

Mary Eck, 70, formerly of Bridgeport, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, after a long & courageous battle with diabetes & cancer, with her family gathered around her at the Box Butte General Hospital. Her funeral will be at 10:30, Wed. at Bridgeport.  DECEASED: Mary ECK
BIRTH:Oct. 22, 1936, in Omaha, the daughter of Doris Mathis
MARRIAGE:"Kenny" Eck, Sept. 1, 1955, in Rapid City, S.D.
DEATH:Oct. 19, 2007, Alliance, NE
SERVICES:Oct. 24, at the Bridgeport Church of Christ
BURIAL:Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport, NE
IN CHARGE:Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY her mother Dora, grandparents and an aunt

Ray E. Loyd 1914-1996 # 76077488 and Ione A. (Swanson) Loyd 1914-2013 are buried in Arthur Nebraska.

Sedan. Kan., Jan. 19, 1912 A suit of more than ordinary interest was filed in the district court by Mrs. M. J. Loyd of Elgin, against Bertha A. Loyd. Mrs. M. J. Loyd is the widow of the late Joseph C. Loyd, who died .Nov. 29, 1909 The defendants, except Mr. Lewis all live in or near Pittsburgh, Pa. The widow brings the suit to set aside a will made by Mr. Loyd at Pittsburgh on Oct. 29, 1907, and probated in the probate court here March 31, 1910. While there are half a dozen defendants named in the petition, it seems that Bertha A. Loyd, wife of a nephew of Joseph C. Loyd, is the one against whom the action is principally directed. Mrs. M. J. Loyd, the plaintiff, was living at Elgin where she still resides, the home being a farm about one mile east of that town. The cause of the trouble is the alleged undue influence over Joseph C. Loyd exerted by Bertha A. Loyd. It is claimed that she alone induced him to make the will which the plaintiff wants set aside. In the latter part of August, 1907, Mr. Loyd went to Pittsburg to take treatment in a hospital there for an ailment of his eyes which had rendered him totally blind. At this moment, it is alleged, Mrs. Bertha Loyd came along and piersuad- 'ed Mr. Loyd that he would be in much (better hands if he would come to her home and permit her to care for him. Until he went to Pittsburgh, it is claimed, she had never seen him although she knew he was a man of much wealth. He went to her home and after remaining there a few days made the will to which .the plaintiff now objects. The petition alleges that Bertha Loyd used all the wiles known to woman In turning Mr. Loyd against his other relatives, telling him, for instance, that his wife would have been there with him if she cared for him as she should ; altho that the nephew and niece would have been more attentive of they had proper regard for him. All these representations are alleged to have been false. Nevertheless after Mr. Loyd had been under Bertha Loyd's influence for eleven days, he made the will as she desired it made. Neither his wife, nephew or niece was present. It is alleged that Mr. Loyd at that time was not in mental condition to know either the amount of his property nor the names of his closest relatives. The estate amounts to $11,000 and perhaps considerable) more. Of this $9,000 is in cash in the hands of J. W. Lewis, who was named as executor. There also is the home place consisting of 170 acres and worth $2,100. near Elgin. Beside this the deceased had land in Missouri and Arkansas, the value of which is not known. Mrs. Loyd, the widow, was cut off from the full 'benefit of this estate under the will made in Pittsburgh. By the terms of that instrument Bertha Loyd and her two children were given all the deceased's personal property. This would be about $9,000. The widow was given such share of the real estate as she was entitled to under the laws of Kansas. Shortly after making the will at Pittsburgh Mr. Loyd returned home to Elgin. It is said that he never mentioned such a will to his wife and it was not led here until nearly four months after his death.


 One tree said Joseph Layman 1826-1875 and Sarah Ann Potter (1828-1922)  married 1848 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, moved to Kansas.

In 1870 Kosciusko County, Indiana, James Lloyd is 35 a house carpenter, with Charlotte 36, Lucinda 12, Samantha 10, Ezekiel 8, and Silence E. 5.

In 1875 Bourbon County, Kansas, James Loyd 40 and Charlotte 41 have S.A. 15, Lucinda 17, - daughters, son E. M. 13, daughter S.E. 10, son L.E. 8, daughter C.E . 3, and son J.A. 1.  James born in Ohio, all the rest in Indiana.

In 1880 Reno County, Kansas, James and Charlotte have Samantha 19, Marion 17, Emma 14, Cora 8, and James 5.

In 1885 Reno County James and Charlott, both 52, have E.M. 22, Ema 19, Cora 13, and J.T. 10.

 "I have the pleasure this week of chronicling the marriage of Miss Lucinda Loyd and John J. Layman. I extend congratulations and only regret that the arrival of unexpected guests caused the supply of cake to run short so that there was none left for the rural editorial corps of the News."

Hutchinson News (Weekly)  Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, January 1 1880

John and Lucinda are farming in 1880 Reno County - next household Sarah Layman, widowed, 52 born in Ohio, with sons Adam 20 and Jacob 27.

John J. Layman is in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1885, a clerk, 29, with Lucinda A. 27.  They have a daughter Senna 3.

John J. Layman, born March 1855 in Indiana, is in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1900, married to Lucinda October 1857 Indiana.  They have Lynn O. born Jan 1882 in Kansas, and Wesley J. March 1888 Kansas.

In 1920 Hutchinson John J. "Laymon"  is 64, widowed, manager of a broom factory, with Wesley 32,

In 1925 Hutchinson, John J. is 70 a broom maker, married to Rosa 55.  With them are Alfred Fisher , son 23, an auto mechanic, and Berniece Fisher, daughter, 15.

The funeral for John J. Layman will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Elliott-Gard chapel. The Rev. W. B. Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery. (Hutchinson News Herald, December 26, 1937, page 4)

 John J. Layman, 82, died this morning at 11 o'clock at his home, 305 East Seventh. He has been ill since last September. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Layman; a son, Lynn Layman of Colorado Springs, Col., and a brother, Ed Layman of Pretty Prairie. .Mr. Layman has been a resident of Hutchinson for the past 50 years. He was formerly a broom maker.

Rosa (Fisher) Layman 1869-1946 is buried in Eastside # 49707892 in a plot with Amos C. Fisher 1855-1912. Between them is a stone "Gary L. Johnson -1933-1951"

Lynn O. Layman is in Canon City, Colorado in 1920, 35, married to Ida M. 30, born in Kansas, with Gladys G. 11 and Eugene O. 10 born in Colorado, and Vivian E. 4, born in New Mexico.

Lynn O. Layman is in Spokane Washington in 1955, living at 918 Empire.

Lynn O. Layman is in Hutchinson in 1930, a baker, 48, married to Faye M. 35.  He was first married at 18, she at 21.

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