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Elwood A. Wildman, brother Joshua E. and Emma Wildman, Happyville

Joshua "Wileman" married Sarah Babb December 4, 1834 in Belmont County, Ohio.

In 1850 Gallia County, Ohio, Joshua Wildman is 37, Sarah 32 (one tree said she was Sarah Babb), Hiram 14, Elizabeth A. 11, Martha J. 3, Amanda S. 3, and Oliver 1.

Sarah Wildman 1818-1857 is buried in Gallia County, per # 79643197

In 1860 Gallia County, Ohio, Gathna Wildman is 47, Prescilla J. 25, Hiram 24, Elizabeth A. 21, Martha J. 17, Sarah A. 13, Oliver 11, Nancy E. 9, Rees 4, and Elwood A. seven months.

Priscilla Wildman 1835-1880 is buried in Wayne County, Illinois # 18842553.

FindaGrave # 60319373 says Joseph Sylvarian Wildman  1864-1945 buried in Cheyenne County, Kansas is their son (he was a farm laborer in 1880 Wayne County, Illinois for the Daniel Miller family) , and #131738289 says Walter Brewer Wildman 1869-1952 buried in Missouri,  is another son (not absolutely sure on that one).

Probably Elizabeth A. Wildman born Sept 1838 married Delatus Kent, and they're in Jackson County, West Virginia in 1900.

1 Lydia Jane Wildman b: 1867 in Gallia, Gallia, Ohio d: 06-Nov-1946 in Oberlin, KS
.. +George Schofield b: 24-Sep-1867 d: 24-May-1942
....... 2 Jessie Schofield b: 06-Jan-1883 d: 10-Feb-1989 in St. Francis, Cheyenne Co., Ks
........... +James Wright b: 29-Mar-1883 d: Dec-1969 in Bird City, Cheyenne Co., Ks
................. 3 Wayne D. Wright b: 30-Dec-1930 d: Jun-1986 in St. Francis, Cheyenne Co., Ks
..................... +Mary Ludders b: Abt. 1933 d: Jun-1986 in St. Francis, Cheyenne Co., Ks m: Abt. 11-Oct-1952


Nancy  probably married Thomas Vance, and stayed in Ohio.

Eliza (Wildman) Vance 1851- is buried in Gallia County, per # 79577953


Martha J. Wildman (Beatty) was baptized a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 21 December 1879 at Limerick, Jackson, Ohio, by L. R. Devore. She was confirmed by L. R. Devore and J. Allen. She attended the Ohio branches at Jackson and Liberty.


My GGrandfather Joseph Sylvarian in Gallia Ohio in 1864 when his Father, Joshua WILDMAN, was 51 years old. Now I don't know if this information is correct, but is what I have. I also show a brother Rees and another brother Hiram. My parents and maternal Grandparents, Eldwin & Leelah BOLENDER, who lived in Bird City, Kansas, knew Wayne and Mary Wright. Mom was thinking that Wayne and Mary were killed in an auto accident. Joseph died and is buried there in St. Francis, Cheyenne County, cemetery.

I will gladly share any and all information I can find.

Rich & Terri Moberly
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Hi, my name is Linda Wildman and Joshua is my husband's ggg grandfather-George,Benjamin,Oliver,Joshua,Joseph etc. I can find no record of anymore family for him. I think I have the 1860 c as the last one. Do you have proof of death, will, land records, cemetary? According to handed down stories it is said he and his wife died in a carriage accident. Don't know if it is true.Joshua married Sarah Babbs 4 Dec 1834 out of Monthly Meeting.He was from a Quaker family.Sarah died in 25 April 1857 in Gallia Co, Ohio and buried in the Wildman cemetary which has since been moved. Hiram lived in Va and some of his sisters and brother Reese. All I'm missing on his is 1870 c . Children of Sarah and Joshua were Hiram, Elizabeth Ann, Martha Jane, Amanda Sarah, Oliver, Nancy Ellen, and Reese. Pricella had a child with her called Bushrod Davis b c 1854-55. Elwood A was born c1859 so would have been their child 1st born. Hoping to hear from you. Linda Wildman.


"Elwood moved to Wayne County, Illinois, where he married ADELINE FITCH on June 24, 1883" (the marriage record on-line has EDWARD.

Per # 16228334, Adeline Wildman 1867-1897 is buried in Brown Cemetery, Wayne County.  # 123589007 says James E. Wildman died at age four months in July 1890, also buried in Brown Cemetery.

In 1900 Wayne County, Illinois, Elwood born Dec 1854 in Ohio, is widowed, with son William June 1884, Alverta Dec 1886, Belvia June 1887, and Alice J. July 1891 - all four born in Illinois.

Also in Wayne County in 1900 is Joshua Feb 1862 Ohio, married to Emma Sept 1866 Illinois, with Joseph S. Jan 1888, Jusewa June 1890, and Glenola Dec 1897.  They're living with Emma's mother Mary Fitch April 1836 Ohio. 

Mary J. Fitch 1836-1920 # 18895859 and Joseph 1832-1890 # 18895854 are buried in Fitch Cemetery, Wayne County, Illinois.

In 1905 Decatur County, Kansas, Elwood is 44, William 21, Delva 15, and Alice 13.  Next household is J.S. Wildman, 40, with Maggie 30, Clarence 8, May 7, and Neva 1.

1910 Haigler news "Alice Wildman who has been employed at the Gross hotel past two weeks departed for Benkelman on Sunday."

1912 "Miss Alice Wildman visited at Mrs. Campbell's Sunday."

In 1914 among the guests at a going-away party from Mr. M. L. Millen were Messrs E. A. Wildman......George Flinn.... Verdis Flinn..... Beulah Flinn... Edith Flinn.

1915 "Miss Alice Wildman, daughter of E.A. Wildman, of seventeen miles south of town, left Tuesday evening for Bird City Kansas, to visit her sister."

Elwood proved up a  quarter  in 13, 1S 46W in 1918.

In 1920 Happyville precinct, Elwood is 60, born in Ohio, widowed, landlord, living with Roscoe and Stella Whittenberg.  Stella is 29, born in Kansas.

Elwood -1859-1921 is buried in Eckley # 53151396.

WILLIAM - son of Elwood and Adeline

In 1930 Bird City, Kansas, J. William Wildman is farming 46, born in Illinois, with Bertha M. running a lodging house,  46 Illinois.  They have E. Orville and Ora B. both 19, Bernice M. 15, Goldie M. 13, Maxine E. 10, W. Irvin 6, Dallas E. 5, and Floyd 2 .  The first five were born in Kansas, the last four in Colorado.

Joseph William Wildman 1884-1971 is buried in Saint Francis # 67493426 - and another # 125034801 has him buried in Bird City.

, with Bertha (Shelton) Wildman 1884-1962.

Dallas E. Wildman 1925-1980 # 36521201 and his wife Patricia 1928-2001 are buried in Phoenix, Arizona.

Robert Floyd Wildman, born July 30, 1927, died in Humboldt County, California March 8, 1991.

BELVA - daughter of Elwood and Adeline

Belva Wildman married Theodore Flinn, and Alverda "Vert" Wildman married Arthur Flinn, per one tree. 

Arthur Flinn and Verdie Flinn divorced in Yuma County in 1918.  Verdie Flinn married Otto Hermann July 9, 1923, recorded in Yuma County.

In 1910 Vernon precinct, Theodore Flynn is 22, Belvis 20, Cloe 2, and Delphia five months.

In 1915 Cheyenne County, Kansas, Theodore Flinn is 27, T. Flinn 25, Cloe 7, Delpha 5, Corda 3, and Orley two months.

Theodore Flinn registered in Eckley, born 1887 in Wayne County, Illinois, farming, with a wife and four children.

1917 "Theodore Flynn, who purchased the John McCoy homestead northwest of Vernon, sold out the other day, so we are told."

In 1920 Eckley, Theodore Flinn is a gasoline dealer, 35, with Elva 30, Cloe 12, Delphia 10, Corda 8, Orla 5, John 1, and brother John 25. (John O. Flinn married Edna Scrivner February 7, 1926, recorded in Adams County. In 1930 John is a salesman in a pool hall in Brush, Colorado. They're in Brush, Colorado in 1940, John 45 Illinois, Edna 37 Nebraska, with Bonnie Mae 13 Colorado. John 1895-1963 and Edna P. Flinn 1903-1981 are buried in Denver # 97039030.)

In 1923 the Eckley eighth grade graduation included Delphia Flinn and Robert Flinn.

In 1930 "BELVA" Flinn is in Denver, divorced, with Corda, Orley, and John.  Theodore is in Routt County, boarding.

Corda C. Flinn married Phillip W. Strumm January 12, 1937, recorded in Arapahoe County, and they're at the Unviersity of Colorado in 1940.

Delphia Flinn graduated from the eighth grade in Eckley in 1923.

Delphia is teaching school in Joes in 1930, rooming with two other teachers.

Delphia Mae Flinn married William J. Buxton January 7, 1934, recorded in Clear Creek County.
In 1940 Fort Collins, Colorado, Wiliam "Baxton" is 28, born in Colorado a repair parts man, with Delpha 30 a saleslady. They were in Clear Creek County in 1935.

Orley Flynn,  24 is in the state prison in 1940.

 ALVERTA - daughter of Elwood and Adeline

Alverta's first husband Marion Arthur Flinn killed her father Elwood Wildman and then himself. "Arthur's parents were Goerge W. Flinn 1853-1917 # 66295581 and Mary C. Flinn 1852-19113 buried in Wayne County, Illinois.
They were in Wayne County, Illinois in 1900, Marion born January 1883 in Illinois.

Verdie Flinn married Otto Hermann July 9, 1923 - recorded in Yuma County.
In 1930 Fremont County, Colorado, Otto is a barber, 45, Alverda 43, with Edith M. Flinn, 21. Jackie Bunch, a step-grandson, 5 born in Illinois, is with them.
(Kenneth Bunch, 15, is in Dubuque, Iowa in 1940, born in Illinois, with Fred S. 39 and Buelan 32 Kansas. Emily H. 11 is with them.
Beulah Adeline (Flinn) Bunch 1905-2005 is buried in Kennewick, Washington # 12500944. "Daughter of Arthur & Alberta Wildman Flinn...Wife of Fred Bunch (dec'd 1979)...school teacher...1943 moved to Kennewick, WA...Mother of Jack, Fred, Connie (dec'd 1956) & Susan...Obit Tri-City Herald, Tri-Cities (Kennewick) WA, 22 Nov 2005, Page A9. "

In 1940 Weld County, Otto E. Herman is a barber, 56 born in Michigan, Alverda 53 Illinois. They were in Rock Ford Colorado in 1935.

Alverta S. Herman 1886-1986 # 123828101 is buried in Littleton - so is George E. 1909-1949 and Otto E. Herman 1883-1946.

Syble Cloe Flinn 1908-1922 is buried in Eckley # 52879576

ALICE - daughter of Elwood and Adeline

Alice proved up 240 acres in 14 and 15, 2S 48W in 1916, and Arnold two quarters in 14, 15, and 10, in 1919.

Alice J. in 1920 is married to Arnold Flury, who came to Yuma County in 1916, born Switzerland in 1885. Arnold 1880-1938 is buried in Eckley.

In 1920 Yuma County, Arnold, farming, is 33, Alice J. 28, with Oliver A. 3 and Leo E. nine months.

In 1930 Abarr precinct, Arnold and Alice have Oliver 13, Leo 10, Virdie 6, and widowed brother Linus Flury born about 1892.

They had Verda Alice Flury Feb 17, 1924, who married Kenneth Darrell Hakanson and died in Utah in 1994.

 "Our beloved special and wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Verda Alice Flury Hakanson, died after a long battle with cancer on July 8, 1994 at her home.

She will join her daughter, Cheryl, with our Heavenly Father. Verda was a member of the LDS Church. She loved arts and crafts and spending time playing Bingo with her friends and family. Verda was born February 17, 1924 in Eckley, Colorado to Arnold and Alice Wildman Flury. Married Kenneth Hakanson on June 6, 1945 in Littleton, Colorado."

Alice Jane Flury, 1891-1973 is buried in Utah, per # 19454049 - so is Leo Edward 1919-1961 # 19454044 and Virdie

Oliver A. Flury 1916-1983 is buried in Montrose, Colorado per # 99729178.



Joshua and Emma Wildman had Bertha Viola Wildman December 7 (no year listed) in Wayne County, Illinois.

In 1910 Wayne County, Illinois, Joshua is 48, Emma A. 43, Joel S. 22, Joshua F. 19, Glenola 12, Gladolia G. 9, Minola C. 7, Anna R. 5, Theodore Roosevelt Wildman 2, and mother-in-law Mary Jane Fitch 73.

1919 "Miss Glen Wildman, teacher at Eckley, has been in Laird to visit her cousins, Misses Leola Ward and Mary Williams."

In 1920 Happyville precinct, Joshua E. Wildman is 48, born in Ohio, Emma 52 Illinois, with Sherman 32 Glenda 22, Grace 19, Ola 16, Ruby 14, adn Theodore R. 12 - all  kids born in Illinois.

1922 Glen Wildman was engaged to teach District No. 9 in Yuma County.

Sherman Wildman registered in Piedmont, Missouri, born January 6 1888, born at Sisne, Illinois, single.

Joshua - farming - 65 and Alice 62 are in Fremont County, Colorado in 1930, with Sherman - operating a quartz mine, and  Theodore with no occupation.

Glen 32, Ruby A., 23, and Grace G. 29 are all teaching in Boulder in 1930.

Glen and Grace are teaching in Boulder in 1940, and "adopted daughter" "Marjorie Barrett 10, is with them - has to be a niece.

Glenn R Wildman is listed as Boulder County School Superintendant in Polk 1949 and 1953

Glen Wildman Pennock, per # 61014455, is buried in Longmont.

Theodore is still in Fremont County in 1940, a ranch hand for his widowed sister Minola M. Barrett - the census said Clyde a. died five years ago, but there are Jean M. 11, Dale M. 7 and Richard Barrett 1.

Minola Cecile Barrett, per # 112451440 is buried in Canon City 1903-1971.  So is Joshua E. dying 1937 # 104831829, Emma dying 1933, and Theodore dying 1967.

Grace G. Wildman 1901-1990 is buried in Boulder, per # 113069027.

Ruby Amie (Wildman) Rosenberger 1905-1985, per $ 11112242, married Virgil Vernon Rosenberger in 1932 and had two daughters.



Joseph W. Wildman married Margaret Mann Sept 8, 1892 in Wayne County Illinois "Sarah Jane Mann, b. June. 8, 1851, died Dec  1,1924. Married H.B. Mann Oct. 30,1879. Leaves four girls.  Maggie Wildman of Kansas,  Carrie Laird of St. Louis, Rosa Lambrich of Cisne and Nellie Kneff of Cisne,   Brown cemetery."

Walter Wildman married Julia R. Cline June 6, 1890 in Wayne County.  In 1900 Wayne County Walter 33 and Julia 36 have Birtha L. 8 and Mary E. 1.  Julia's father James F. Cline 72 is with them.

One tree says Bertha Leota Ward had Walter Ward in 1916, and they're in Sterling Colorado in 1920, divorced, living with "cousin" A.J. Archer 40.

1919 "Miss Glen Wildman, teacher at Eckley, has been in Laird to visit her cousins, Misses Leola Ward and Mary Williams."

Bertha L. Ward married Abe J. Archer July 12, 1922, recorded in Kit Carson County.

In 1930 Benkelman, Nebraska, Abe J. Archer is 50, Leota 38, Walter 14.

Abe J. Archer, per # 62473465, is buried in Benkelman, Nebraska 1879-1960.  So is Bertha L. Archer 1891-1977 # 62473455.

Lydia Wildman married G.E. Schofield Feb 15, 1893 in Wayne County.

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