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MATHIAS GRAHAM died in Eckley in 1890, according to a family Bible, so he was one of the earliest recorded deaths there.

Son Benjamin Franklin  Graham. daughter Sarah Jane Boggs,  and son James Monroe Graham all claimed land

Ben's daughters  MYRTLE ANNA GRAHAM  and ELIZABETH JANE GRAHAM married in Eckley, Myrtle in 1891, Elizabeth in 1893

From the Boggs Family Bible, owned by Mr. E Duncan Boggs, Albuquerque, New Mexico-copied by Mary E M
White, 655 Orange Court, Rockledge, Florida 32955.  Date of Bible-1872. (Parenthetical Notes added
by Mrs. White.)

BIRTHS: Abner S Boggs, Braxton Co, Va, 20 Oct 1837.
Sarah J Graham, Wayne Co, Ill, 16 Jan 1838.

Their children:
James M Boggs, Page Co, Iowa, 5 Nov 1857.
Wm C Boggs, Page Co, Iowa, 29 Mar 1861.
Charles O Boggs, Page Co, Iowa, 27 Oct 1867.
Benjamin F Boggs, Page Co, Iowa, 30 Jul 1873.

MARRIAGES: Abner S Boggs, of Taylor Co, Iowa, and Sarah J Graham, Taylor Co, were married 1 Feb
1857, by Rev. Wishard.  Witnesses: Mr & Mrs M Graham, Elizabeth A Graham.
James M Boggs to Adda Black, Page Co, Iowa, 5 Sep 1881.
William C Boggs to May Quinn, Page Co, Iowa, 12 Apr 1881.
Benjamin F Boggs to Edith Duncan, Yuma Co, Colo, 26 Qpr 1905.

DEATHS: Abner S Boggs, Yuma Co, Colo, 1 May 1910
Sarah Jane (Graham) Boggs, Wray, Colo, 3 Feb 1918.

BIRTHS: On blank page in back of Bible:
Mthias Graham, born 21 Sep 1812, Hardin Co, Kentucky.
Anna Graham, born 9 Jan 1817, Danville, Tennessee. ( Other records
Show she was born in Dandridge, Tennessee.  She was Anna
Layman, Lemon, or Leham, before marriage to Mathias Graham.)

Their Children:
Sarah Jane Graham, born 16 Jan 1838, Wayne Co, Illinois.
Elizabeth Ann Graham, born 20 Mar 1840, Wayne Co, Illinois.
Susanna Graham, born 29 Mar 1842, died 16 Sep 1843.
Benjamin Franklin Graham, born 2 Sep 1844, Wayne Co, Illinois.
Francis Marion Graham, born 21 Mar 1847, died 24 Aug 1851.
Amada Catherine Graham, born 31 Oct 1850, Wayne Co, Illinois.
Eliza Ann Graham, born 22 Oct 1853, Wayne Co, Illinois.
James Monroe Graham, born 12 May 1856, Albia, Monroe Co, Iowa.

DEATHS: Mathias Graham, died 23 May 1890, Eckley, Colorado.
Anna Graham, died 24 Nov 1883, Wadsworth, Nevada.
Horace died 20 Aug 1892 in Sacramento, Calif. Buried to Reno, Nev.

BIRTHS: On a separate sheet enclosed in this Bible:
James R Boggs, 4 Nov 1803.
Jerusha (Lemaster) Boggs, 4 Nov 1808.
John Boggs, 21 Aug 1829.

MARRIAGES; James R Boggs and Jerusha Lemaster, 21 Aug 1828.
Catherine Boggs and James M Scott, 31 Mar 1853.
Elizabeth Ann Boggs and Nathan Boggs, 31 May 1853.

DEATHS: John Boggs, 9 Aug 1831.
James R Boggs, 30 Aug 1848
Desdamona I Lower, 23 Jul 1863.
Michael Lower, 29 Aug 1875.
Jerusha Lower, 22 Nov 1891.
Edith (Duncan) Boggs, Loveland, Colo, 14 Mar 1941.  (She
Was born 10 Jul 1882, at Abington, Illinois.)

NOTES: From other sources-as furnished by Mrs White.
Children of James R and Jerusha (Lemaster) Boggs:
George L Boggs, living in Red Oak, Iowa, in 1910.
Catherine Boggs and Elizabeth Ann Boggs, died before 1910.
Ketura/Kitura Boggs, m.___Scott; lived in Vallisca, Iowa, 1910.
Jackson Boggs, lived in Janesville, California, 1910.
Addison Boggs.
James R Boggs (Jr), lived in Wyoming, 1910.
(From Newspaper clipping, obit of Abner S Boggs, 1910.)

Charles O Boggs, son of Abner S Boggs, never married.

Children of Benjamin F and Edith (Duncan) Boggs:
Gladys Ruth Boggs,, born 2 Sep 1906.
Francis Merle Boggs, born 14 Jun 1907.
Earl Duncan Boggs, born 7 Oct, 1910.


Lynn White Tue Oct 7 11:26:15 1997
My third great grandparents were Jacob Layman and Sarah Ailey who married in Jefferson Co TN, 20 Dec 1813. Their daughter Anna Layman m. Mathias Graham. Sarah Ailey had Ketner roots also. Any and all clues welcome. Address me at 655 Orange Court, Rockledge FL 32955-2412.

Mathias, Born September 21, 1812 in Hardin County Kentucky, married Ann Layman October 27, 1836 in Wayne County, Illinois

1850 Wayne County Illinois M. Graham 38, A. 33,  S. 12,  E. 10, B. 6

In 1856 Troy, Page County, Iowa Mathias 42, Anna 39, Sarah J. 18, Elizabeth 16, B.F. 11, N.M. 5, Elizabeth 2, and James M. 1.

In 1860 Clarinda, Page County Iowa  Mathias, born in Kentucky, is 47.  Anna is 43, Tennessee, B.F. 15 born in Illinois, Amanda C. 9, Illinois Eliza A. 6 Illinois,  and James M. 4, Iowa,

In 1870 Page County Mathias and Anna only have Eliza 16 and "Monroe", 14.

The History Of Saunders County includes "In the vicinity of Iowa Ridge J. J. Miller and James Graham were the first settlers, in 1871" - but fifteen would be a VERY young age for our James, unless the history was off a few years.

In 1880 Saunders County Nebraska J.M. and Della have Edith 3 months, and parents M. 69- a carpenter - and Anna 52 Graham.

Mathias died May 23, 1890 in Eckley, per one Ancestry tree.  Ann died November 24, 1883 in Washoe County, Nevada (James M.'s son was born in Nevada)

  Wadsworth, Nevada 1883  Scan contributed by Robin Agarwal

Scans contributed by David Wilber


Mathias and Anna's daughter Sarah Jane Graham, born January 16, 1838 in Wayne County, Indiana, married Abner S. Boggs 1857 in Taylor County Iowa, was in Clarinda, Iowa in 1880, and living in Eckley in 1900 and 1910, dying February 3, 1918 in Wray.  Abner S. 1837 -1910 "Co. F 23rd IA Inf" and Sarah J. 1838 - 1918 -are in the Eckley cemetery.

ABNER S. BOGGS, one of Clarinda's highly esteemed citizens, was born in West Virginia, October 20, 1837, and is the son of James and Jerusha (La Master) Boggs. His grandparents were pioneers in West Virginia and his parents removed from that State to Iowa in 1839 and settled in Van Buren County; later they went to Monroe County while the Indians were yet there; they were the fourth white family to settle in that section. The father died in August, 1848, and the mother still resides in Monroe [page 558] County, Iowa. Abner S. received his education in the old-time log schoolhouse. In 1856 he came to Taylor County and worked on a farm for a year and then came to Clarinda and followed farming four years. In the fall of 1860 he erected a shop and worked at the blacksmith's trade until 1862, when he quit the shop and put in a crop on the farm. August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-third Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into the service at Des Moines. He was sent to St. Louis, Missouri, and during the following winter he was in Camp Fatterson, Missouri. He was placed in the Thirteenth Army Corps. Soon after the siege of Vicksburg he was taken ill and was confined in the hospital six months. He participated in the engagements of Grand Gulf, Champion Hill and Black River Bridge; he was also at Fort Esperanza, Spanish Fort and the Mobile campaign. His regiment was mustered out at Harrisburg, Texas, but he was on detached service and was not then discharged but received his papers at Davenport, Iowa. Upon his return from the war he again engaged in blacksmithing and continued to work at the trade until 1886.
Mr. Boggs was married February 1, 1857, to Miss Sarah J. Graham, a native of Illinois and a daughter of Mathias and Anna (Layman) Graham. The father lives in Wadsworth, Nevada, and the mother died in that town, October 29, 1884. Mrs. Boggs is one of a family of eight children, six of whom still survive. She is the mother of four children: James M., agent for the H. & S. Railway Company at Clearfield, Iowa; William C, an engineer by occupation, residing in Colorado; Charles O., an express agent at Creston, Iowa; and Benjamin F., who resides at home. The parents are members of the Baptist church at Clarinda, Mrs. Boggs having been an active member since 1859.

He also belongs to Warren Post, No. 11, G. A. R. and the A. O. U. W. Politically he affiliates with the Republican party.


Abner  1894 - and William 1900 - both homesteaded in 1N 46W - a mile from Abner's brother-in-law James M. Graham.

1901 "Charlie and Frank Boggs of Eckley assisted Harry Graham in taking J.M. Graham's cattle to Loveland.  It will take them about seventeen days to make the trip."

Their brother James M. Boggs was in Wray in 1910 - salesman in a general store, with Adelaide and daughter Maude. In 1920 Wray he's  the clerk of the District Court.  Both James and Adelaide died in 1929, and are buried in Clarinda Iowa.

Wonder if the Benjamin F. Boggs divorcing Nora B. Boggs in 1896 Denver is the same one...

In 1910 Ben Boggs is a lumber dealer in Eckley.  He and Edith have three-year-old Merle, a "servant", and Quincy Kellogg, the railroad depot manager, boards with them.

In 1920 Benjamin F. Boggs has a lumber business in Eckley.  He's 45, born in Iowa, and Edith (Duncan( is 37, born in Illinois.  Daughter Merle is 12, Duncan is 9, and Ruth is 5.  All three kids born in Colorado.

Merle F. Boggs married Daniel W. Tillotson June 3, 1927.   


In 1930 (index has "BEGGS") Eckley Ben is still a lumber merchant, and Duncan , Ruth, and brother Charley O Boggs, 63, born in Iowa) is living with them - "sick"

Duncan Boggs married Nellie Alden September 24, 1932.

In 1940 Ben and Edith Boggs are in Loveland - said they were in Yuma County in 1935.


Amanda was born October 31, 1850 in Wayne County, Illinois, and married Charlie Lewis May 20, 1869 in Page County, Iowa

In 1880 Saunders County, Nebraska, in the same precinct as brother Ben, Amanda and Charles have three kids.  Charles is also in the 1880 Washoe census, 32 single, born in Indiana.

Charles H. is on the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Wadsworth area, Nevada.  He was a private in Company b, 11th Missouri Cavalry, enlisting August 16, 1863, discharged August 1865. with a disability of a "flesh wound in right leg."
In 1900 they're still in Wsshoe County - Charles born January 1846 in Indiana, Amanda October 1850 in Illinois, Lewis (or Irvin) G. July 1870 in Iowa(sells life insurance), Anna C. October 1882 in Nevada, and Charles C. November 1886 in Nevada..

In 1920 Charles is 76, widowed , living with son Irvin G. 47 and his wife Bessie 40 in Los Angeles.  They have Verrill, 12.  Claire Pembroke, 37, divorced and son Halstead Pembroke 18 are also with them. One tree said Charles Hall Lewis born in Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, died May 5, 1924 in Los Angeles.

Verrill's death record said she was born Verrill L. Lewis March 8, 1908 in Nevada, mother's maiden name Mighels, an died as Verrell L. Fawcett April 13, 1941 in Los Angeles.

Charles Clyde Lewis was working in Seattle for a steamship company in 1906, applying for a passport.  He said he was born in Wadsworth Nevada Nov 2, 1886.  He registered for WWI there, an accountant, saying he had a wife and two children.  In 1920 he's in San Francisco, married, but no wife on the page.  Leroy W., 17, Claud F. 13, and Rupbert R. twelve months are with him.  The boys' mother was born in California.

Claire LEWIS Pembroke - October 26, 1882 - July 7, 1957 - is buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale.


Myrtle was born May 23, 1869 in Clarinda Iowa to Benjamin Franklin Graham and Henrietta Graham.

Benjamin Franklin Grahamís wife Henrietta Maria Johnson was the daughter of Samuel Johnson and Eliza Jane Carson, who was Samuelís second wife. Eliza and Samuel named their daughter Henrietta to honor Samuelís first wife.

In 1870 Franklin, Ettie, and Myrtie are in Saunders County, Nebraska.

In 1880 Ben F. 36 and "Herietta" 35 are in Wahoo City, Saunders County, Nebraska.   They have Myrtle 11 and Jennie 9. - They're also there in the 1885 census.  "B.F." 'Etta", Jennie and Myrtie.


Marriage license was issued on the 21st to Mr. Harry Barr, son of Dr. Barr, who was a candidate for the office of treasurer in Phillips County, and Miss 
Myrtle Graham of Eckley. We have since learned that the young couple are married. May bright smiles, the song of birds and beautiful flowers greet them on their journey through life, and when death shall come may many a little Barr, bound 
together by the strong bonds of love and the web of kindness stand around them and buoy them up in their last expiring moments. - Yuma Pioneer, reported in the Holyoke State Herald of January 1890.

On June 30, 1891 Harry W. Barr cash-claimed the southwest quarter of Section 24, 7N 47W - which would be between Paoli and Haxtun.


One tree said that "Alley" was the daughter of John Dean Kincaid, who married Polly Hyde in 1816 in Greenbrier, W.V.  The tree said Polly died February 10, 1843 in Greenbrier County, and is buried in the Kincaid Cemetery, Greenbrier County.  The tree also said John died February 13, 1843.

Thomas did a cash-claim for the northeast of 35 in 1891, and the southeast quarter of 26 in 1895 on a "tree claim."

Bible dated 1888.

This is to certify that Benj Graham and Henrietta Johnson were united by me in Holy Matrimony 
at Clarinda, Iowa on the 28th day of March in the year of our Lord 1867 in the Presence of 
Mr and Mrs Sam'l Johnson, Signed: Rev D C Wilson.

BIRTHS:	Infant daughter born
		Myrtle Anna (Graham) 23 May 1869, (Clarinda, Iowa)					
		Eliza Jane (Graham) 5 Jan 1871, (Clarinda, Iowa)
		Freddy M (Graham) 23 Dec 1873.
		Infant son, 13 Sep 1876.
`		Infant son, 29 Sept 1877.

MARRIAGES:	Myrtle Anna, 21 Jan 1890 to Harry W Barr.
		Eliza Jane, 5 Sep 1893 to William Kerr Mackey.
One tree has " William Kerr Mackey, b. 5 Mar, 1871, Washington, Iowa, m. 5 Sep. 1893, Eckley, Colo., d. 25 Sept. 1937, San Bernardino, 
Eliza Jane Graham, b. 5 Jan. 1871, Clarinda, Iowa, d. 9 Sep. 1940, Geneva, Fla."  
DEATHS:	(While no dates are given in the Bible, the family believes that the un-named infants were still-born, and Freddy lived only 3-4 years.)
Infant daughter
Infant son
Infant son
Frederick M (Graham)

(Benjamin Franklin Graham was the son of Mathias Graham and Anna Layman; Henrietta Maria 
Johnson was the daughter of Samuel Johnson and Eliza Jane Carson.)

Our member, Mrs. E. N. White (former wife of Noel Robinson White, Jr.) was born Eleanor Jane Marshall, 21 June 1923, Sanford, Seminole Co., Florida. She graduated from Seminole High School in June, 1940, and enrolled in John B. Stetson University, Deland, Florida, Sept. 1940. From November, 1941 until Sept. 1950, she was employed as office supervisor at the J. C. Penney store in
Daytona Beach, Florida. In Sept. 1950, she moved to Rockledge, Florida to accept a position with the newly established missile testing center at Patrick Air Force Base. She has been employed since that time as Secretary to the Director of Range operations, and has thus been involved in every missile and space launch which has taken place from the Cape Canaveral (now Cape Kennedy) facilities, including the manned launches to the moon.

She and Mr. White, of Annapolis, Maryland, were m. 7 Mar. 1952, and divorced in 1962. She and Mr. White are the parents of Karen Olivia White, b. 28 Sept. 1953, Rockledge, Brevard Co., Fla. Karen graduated this past June (1971) and is now attending the University of Florida at Gainesville. Eleanore, whose nickname is "Lynn", has as her greatest interest her hobby of genealogy.

The most unique document in her genealogical files is her own birth certificate which is signed by her father in three places: as father, as delivering physician and as Registrar for Vital Statistics for the state of Florida!

2. Cyril Justin Marshall, b. 15 June 1882, Omaha, Nebr. m. 3 Apr. 1918, Tavares, Fla., d. 19 Feb. 1934, Sanford, Fla.

3. Jeanette Helen Mackey, b. 29 June 1896, Chicago, Ill.

4. Thomas Marcellus Marshall, b. 17 May 1851, Gilmer Co., W. Va., m. 5 Sept. 1881, Gilmer Co., W.Va., d. 13 Nov. 1921,
Elkins, W.Va.

5. Olive Augusta Hays, b. 12 Dec. 1861, Gilmer Co., W.Va., d. 14 Nov. 1955, St. Petersburg, Fla.

6. William Kerr Mackey, b. 5 Mar, 1871, Washington, Iowa, m. 5 Sep. 1893, Eckley, Colo., d. 25 Sept. 1937, San Bernardino,

7. Eliza Jane Graham, b. 5 Jan. 1871, Clarinda, Iowa, d. 9 Sep. 1940, Geneva, Fla.

8. Robert Ruth Marshall, b. 26 Dec. 1826, Wood Co., W Va., m. 15 Jan. 1850, Gilmer Co., W. Va., d. 27 July, 1896, Gilmer Co., W. Va.  

9. Sarah Stout, b. 16 May 1831, Lewis Co., W. Va., d. 8 Feb. 1891, Gilmer Co., W. Va.

10. Samuel Lewis Hays, b. 7 Apr. 1894, Lewis Co., W. Va., m. 13 Dec. 1855, Gilmer Co., W. Va., d. 12 Jun. 1911, Gray�s Harbor, Wash.

11. Elizabeth Jane Cather, b. 9 Feb. 1838, Lewis Co., W. Va., d. 30 May 1909, Gray's Harbor, Wash.
12. James William Mackey, b. 4 Dec. 1841, Perry Co., Ind., m. 21 Oct. 1869, Guernsey Co., Ohio, d. 11 Jun. 1924, Los Angeles, Cal.

13. Jane K. (Kerr?) Mackey, b. 13 July 1843, Guernsey Co., Ohio, d. 29 Dec. 1886, Pawnee City, Nebr.
14. Benjamin Franklin Graham, b. 2 Sep. 1844, Wayne Co., Ill., m 28 Mar. 1867, Clarinda, Iowa, d. 28 Sep. 1909, Loveland, Colo.

15. Henrietta Maria Johnson, b. 18 May 1845, Chillicothe, Ohio, d. 14 Apr. 1921, Orlando, Fla,

20. Samuel Lewis Hayes, b. 20 Oct. 1794, Harrison Co., W. Va., m. 15 June 1817, Harrison Co., W. Va., d, 20 Mar. 1871, Benton Co., Minn.

 21. Roanna Arnold, b. 25 Aug. 1798, Harrison Co., W. Va., d. 12 Jun. 1841, Lewis Co., W. Va.

42. George Arnold, m. 1 Oct. 1789, Harrison Co., W. Va.

 43. Roanna Elizabeth Prunty. Family tradition says that George Arnold was son of Isaac Arnold, m. 23 Oct. 1771, Fauquier Co., Va. and Mary Porter, b. ca. 1753. Isaac Arnold is said to be son of Humphrey Arnold and Harriett Ann Smith. This tradition has not been proven.


In 1850 Ross County, Ohio Henrietta is 5, parents Samuel 38 and Eliza J. 32.  ,

Siblings Rufus 12, Ebenezer C. 11, Nancy 9, Sarah M. 7, Elizabeth 2.


The Piatt Family Newsletter was published for 12 years (1986-1997) by the late Eleanore "Lynn" Marshall White of Rockledge Florida.

Eleanore 1923-1998 and Karen Olivia 1953-1992 are buried in the Geneva cemetery.


The typed card in the Colorado archives has William D. Mackey, 22, marrying Jennie Graham, 22, in Eckley June 5, 1893.

The ceremony was performed by John Massie, minister, of Wray.

This has to be the William K. Mackey in 1880 Clay County, Illinois, with James W. 39 and Jane K. 37 Mackey.

One message board: More on my gggrandfather. James MACKEY b: Dec 4 1841. Enrolled in the 78th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry Volunteers on 8th of Jan 1864 at Cambridge, Ohio. Honorably discharged July 11, 1865. Enrolled at the post office in Claysville Guernsey Co Ohio. Married Jane MACKEY (21st day of Oct 1869 by Doned Paul M.G. Says there is no official or church record. I don't know if Jane's maiden name was MACKEY or if he was using her married name. Moved to Ill in 1867, to Nebr in 1886 ( Jane must have died just before this) moved to Idaho April 1911 and later to Los Angeles Ca. He died in LA at the veterans home and is buried in Sawtele Cemetery.

James and Jane had 4 children:

William Karl b: March 5 1871
Fannie May b: November 14, 1876 (my grandmother
Charles b: July 1879
Thomas Roscoe b: June 2 1882.

Jennie K. Mackey - July 13, 1843 - December 29, 1886 - is buried in the Pawnee, Nebraska cemetery. (her daughter Fannie Williamson was there in 1900)

William K. Mackey, 59, born Iowa, parents Ohio, is a printer in 1930 San Bernardino.  He's married to Elsie B., 42,  Iowa, parents Pennsylvania -  They had been in Salt Lake City in 1910 with them are John and Myrtle Lankford - brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

William and Elsie had only been married one year in 1910 - so this could be the same William Mackey that married Jennie in 1893.

In 1904 William K. Mackey filed for divorce from Elizabeth J. Mackey in Larimer County...

B.F. Graham died September 28, 1910, and buried in Lakeside Cemetery Loveland

Photo contributed by Jerry Patterson

A Union Army Civil War veteran.
Musician, CO. F, 23rd Iowa Infantry

Henrietta is widowed in 1910 Loveland.  She's 63. and has had six children, two still living.

She's also listed in April 15, 1910 Page County, Iowa, with sister Sarah M. Tarr and sister-in-law ?  Eliza Jane Johnson (buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Page County, Iowa with husband Samuel B. Johnson)

She's also listed with daughter Myrtle Barr and family in Moline, Illinois on April 27, 1910 -

In   1920 Sanford, Seminole County, "Henrieta" Graham is 74, widowed, born in Ohio, lodging  with the Charles and Jeanette Goodhue, along with Evelyn Vorce, 73, born in Illinois.
April 19, 1921 "Word was received in Loveland today by Mrs. J.M Graham, telling of the death of Mrs. Henrietta Graham at Orlando, Florida, on April 19, but no particulars of her illness were contained in the message."

The Loveland City cemetery confirmed that Henrietta is buried there in Lakeside - across the highway from Loveland Burial Park, - dying in 1921.



In 1920 Geneva -Seminole County, Florida - the same county that her sister is in, Leland A. Sheldon is 57, and Elizabeth 49.

They're still in Seminole County in 1930, Leland running a truck farm at 64.  He was born in New York.

Leland Augustus Sheldon died in Tehama County, California

Birth: Sep. 30, 1862
Lewis County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1944
Tehama County
California, USA

Husband of Elizabeth J Mackey Sheldon who died in Florida, 1940; They were married Oct 17 1905 in Larimer County, Colorado;California Death Records indicates the birth date shown vs headstone


Birth: 1871
Death: Sep. 9, 1940
Burial:Geneva Cemetery
Seminole County
Florida, USA
Plot: 174-dd


William Mackey proved up a homestead in section 9, 7N 47W (very near the Barr claims) in 1911. But this might be ANOTHER William Mackey - also born in Iowa - this William was ten years older and married to Olive.

Ben -36 Illinois, "Herietta",-35 -Ohio  Myrtle, 11 and Jennie 8 are in Saunders County, Nebraska in 1880., and both girls are with them there in 1885.

He might be the same Benjamin F. Graham who proved up a homestead in Clay County in 1877 - although there's another Benjamin F. Graham in Clay County in 1880 and 1900.  FindAGrave has four Benjamin Franklin Graham burials in Nebraska.

And then a B.F. Graham did a cash claim in section 21, 6N 46W - only a few miles south of the Barr claims - in 1891.

In 1900 Bloomington, Illinois "Harrie", born September 1867, is a commercial traveler.  "Mertel", born May 1868 has son Teal H. June 1893 in Iowa, Elizabeth February 1898 in Illinois.

In 1910 Moline, Illinois Harry is a traveling salesman,  He and Myrtle have son Leal 17, Elizabeth 12, Robb 2, and  Myrtle's mother Henrietta Graham, 64, born in Ohio, is with them. BUT she might have two 1910 listings - one in Larimer County -

1915 Wray "Mrs. Harry Barr, wife of Professor Harry Barr of Moline, Illinois, is in the city for a short visit with the professors father and sisters, Dr. Barr and family.  Mrs. Barr is on her way to the mountains to visit her mother."

The 1915 Orlando directory has "Cooper & Atha"


In 1925, College Park got its start when David A. Cooper, S. Howard Atha and Harry W. Barr of the Cooper-Atha-Barr Co., called CABCO, began developing near Rosemere and named the subdivision College Park, the tour's history says.

CABCO extended the existing college-named streets to the west and added new ones. "By 1927, the CABCO partners had platted the College Park Golf Course and Country Club sections" of the subdivision and six additions, the history says.

In January 1926, what was then officially The Cooper-Atha-Barr Real Estate and Mortgage Co. ("Phone 2400"), with offices at 128 S. Orange Ave., unveiled a section of College Park's Country Club section: 188 lots priced from $1,500 to $4,000.


The Orlando 1921 directory has Harry W. (Myrtle A) as vice-president of Cooper-Atha-Barr Co, living at 400 E Central Avenue.  Leal G. Barr, bookkeeper at the First National Bank, also lives there.

In 1922 Harry is still a vp, but is also secretary -treasurer of the Orange County Building & Loan  Leal isn't listed in the directory.

In 1923 Harry is treasurer at First Bond and Mortgage -

In 1924 Harry is treasurer of First Bond Mortgage, treasurer of Central Florida Abstract & Title Guaranty Company, VP of CABCO, and sec-treas of the Orange County B & L.

Leal is sec-treas of the Barr-Goodwin Lumber Company, married to Grace P. , living on Apopka Rd in Dubsdrad.


In 1930 Orlando Harry W. Barr, 62, born in West Virginia, is a real estate developer.  Myrtle A. is 61, son Robert G is 21, born in Illinois, daughter Betty Little, 32, born in Illinois, widowed and Betty A. Little 4, born in Florida.

BARR, Robert G; 88; Moline IL>Orlando FL; Orlando Sentinel; 1996-12-1

"Judge Thomas Picton Warlow was a founding officer of the State Bank.  His third child, Grace, married Leal G. Barr, son of CABCO partner Harry W. Barr.  In 1924 they moved to a new bungalow at 3438 Fairway Lane with their year-old twins, Graham and Gracia.  They doo struggled during the depression.  Graham sold sodas at the 14th tee.  Gracia (Later Mrs. Martin Andersen) recalled looking pitiful at Fosgate's Market to help the family get credit, and peddling Grace's upcakes towell-to-do snow birds.  Grace Barr later became the food and woman's editor for the Orlando Sentinel"

Leal died April 25, 1970 in Orange County, with a birth date of June 30, 1893.  Leal G. Barr, Jr. enlisted in the Marine Corps in Jacksonville in 1942, was wounded in action  - mother was Mrs. Grace W. Barr of Florida.

In 1940 Winter Park, Florida, Myrtle 71, is living with daughter Betty Williams 42 and her husband Clarence.  Betty Ann Williams is 14 (Clarence must have adopted her), and  daughter Manie 5.

Clarence in 1936 was president of Winter Park Packing Co.

Myrtle A. Barr - 1869 - October 14, 1949 and Harry W. Barr - 1867 - November 29, 1936 - are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida.

Cyril Justin Marshall, a son of Thomas Marcellus and Olive Augusta (Hays) Marshall, was born June 15, 1882 in Omaha, Douglas County NE and died February 19, 1934 in Sanford, Seminole County FL. He married Ella Van Sant Jones June 25 1909 in Memphis, TN

      He married Jeanetta Helen Mackey April 4, 1918 in Lake County FL. She was born June 29, 1896 in Chicago, Cook County IL, and died April 11, 1973 in Brevard County FL.


Children of Cyril Justin and Jeanetta Helen (Mackey) Marshall.


156.  (1). Cyril Justin Jr.         b. Oct 16 1919   d. Mar 18 1984

   m. Josephine Agnes Bartos May 31, 1944 (Feb 9 1921-     )


157.  (2). Eleanore Jane            b. Jun 21 1923    d. Oct 15 1998

   m. Noel Robinson White Jr.  Mar 7, 1952 


Another site has daughter Jeanette Helen Mackey born June 29, 1896 in Chicago, marrying Cyril Justin Marshall, born June 15, 1882 in Omaha, He died February 19, 1934 in Smminole COunty, FLoriad.
They had Eleanor Jane Lynn Marshall June 2, 1923 in Seminole County.
Cyril registered for WWI in Seminole County, saying he was a physician/druggist, and
his nearest relative was Mrs. C.J. Marshall.  In 1910 Quitman Mississippi he was a physician,
married to Ella V, 23, born Mississippi.
In 1920 Seminole County Cyril J. 37 and Jean E. 23 Illinois have three-month-old Cyril
in 1930 Seminole County Cyril is widowed, living with widowed mother Olive Marshall.
But 1930 Seminole County has Jenette H. Marshall 33, divorced with 1
She has Justin C. 10 and Eleanor J. 6.
Jeanetta Mackey Marshall 1896-1973 is buried in Geneva Cemetery -
 that small cemetery also has buried the head of Lewis Powell, hanged for conspiring with
 John Wilkes Booth - Powell was to kill Secretary Seward, but failed.  His head was in 
the Smithsonian, discovered later, and was buried next to his mother.  He served in
Mosby's Rangers - and John Mosby lived in Akron for a time.
Elizabeth Jane Graham Sheldon 1871 - September 8, 1940 is also buried there.
In 1900 Cyril J. Marshall, born June 1882 in Nebraska, is with parents T. Marcellus Marshall and Olive V. Marshall
in GILMER COUNTY West Virginia - the same county as Thomas Barr.
Marcellus was a teacher in 1884 New Mexico and 1895 Doniphan County Kansas.  Olive was in Seminole County, Florida
in 1920 - married, but Marcellus isn't listed.  Marcellus died November 13, 1925 in Randolph 
County, West Virginia.  Olive is in Seminole county
in 1930, widowed, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery Orlando - December 12, 1861 - November 14, 1955
Cyril J. Marshall - June 15, 1882 - February 19, 1934 is also buried in Greenwood.
Cemetery:           Geneva
Name:               Cyril Justin, Jr. Marshall

Date Of Photograph: May 23, 2010
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In Memory Of
Cyril Justin Marshall Jr.
AOM2 US Navy
World War II
Oct 16 1919 Mar 18 1984
Buried At Sea




Graham, Eliza to Horace Johnson, 07 May 1872  (wonder if this is Henrietta Maria Johnson's brother.  In 1870 Page County Samuel 56 and Henrietta 50 Johnson have Horace, 21, John B. 18, Charles S. 14, Olive A. 13, and Evaline 10.  That almost certainly is the Horace A. in Wahoo City, Saunders County, Nebraska in 1880.  Horace is 31, a carpenter, born in Tennessee.  "Lida" A. is 25, born in Illinois, father Kentucky, mother Tennessee.  They have Ethel M. 6, and eight month old Gertrude M. both born in Nebraska. 

Eliza's wedding portrait   Scan contributed by Robin Agarwal

San Francisco Call 1894

In 1900 Oakland "Lyde" is 47, Ethel M. 26 born in Iowa is a missionary, , Gertrude M. 20, a stenographer,  Horace G. 15, and Rodney I. 10.

The 1909 Oakland California directory has "Lyda A. Johnson, widow of Horace")

In 1910 Oakland only Horace 25 - a real estate agent, married two years to Esther, are with Lida.

Eliza Ann "Lyda" Graham Johnson October 22, 1853 Wayne County Illinois, died March 18, 1930 in Oakland - buried Mountain View Cemetery.

Horace Mann Johnson, born March 15, 1849 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, died August 20, 1892 in Sacramento.  Horace Mann Johnson died in the hospital of the Southern Pacific Railroad in Sacramento of injuries sustained from a fall from the running board of a moving engine, where he was attempting to make repairs, at Brown's Hill. 



Graham, Elizabeth Ann to William Shafer, 24 Jul 1859  - there's a William B. Shafer in 1880 Page County, wagon-maker, born Ohio but no birthplace of parents.  Elizabeth is born in Illinois, parents Indiana.    They have son U.E. 16 ? , Mary E. 11 and Minnie eight months, all three in Iowa.  9

James 1881-1953 and Minnie (unknown) are both in Section B, Grand View.  Maybe they're the ones in the 1900 L.A. census, cattle ranching.  James born 1874 in Iowa, Minie October 1879 in Iowa.  They have Loyd, born 1899.

In 1888 Ulysses Emory Shafer, farmer born in Iowa, is registered to vote in Ventura California.

.But in 1900 Los Angeles County Elizabeth  said she was born March 1840 in Illinois, father Kentucky, mother Virginia. She's had four children, all living.

In Grand View cemetery, Glendale is Ulysses - and also a W.B Shafer - Oct 1 1833 - March 23, 1901 AND Elizabeth A. Shafer, May 20, 1840 - Aug 20, 1904.

Ulysses Emory Shafer's California death record says he was born May 28, 1864 in Iowa, mother's maiden name Graham, and died January 5, 1944 in San Bernardino.

1904 L.A. real estate transfers - Elizabeth Ann Shafer to Mary E. Kahl - and the Mary E. Kahl in 1900 Ventura County was born in Iowa March 1867, married 15 years - to George D. Kahl (Kohl).  They have Letha 11, Carl, 8, Francis 2., and Raymond three months.

Mary Effie Kahl, 1868 -  1907 and George D. Kahl - 1857-1934 are buried in Grand View - same cemetery as Elizabeth and William. Shafer

Carl B. Kahl death record says he was born June 28, 1891 in California, dying January 24, 1954 in L.A. , mother's maiden name Schaffer.

Raymond's birth date February 19, 1901 in California, dying November 24, 1953 in L.A., mother's maiden name Schaffer.  He and Mildred are on the same tombstone in Grand View Cemetery.

George Francis Kahl death record says he was born August 13 1897 in California, dying March 3, 1980 in Fresno.  Mother's maiden name was Shafer.

Graham, Frank to Etta Johnson, 28 Mar 1867

Graham, Mary to William Nelson, 20 Sep 1871




In 1880 Saunders County Nebraska J.M. and Della have Edith 3 months, and parents M. 69- a carpenter - and Anna 52 Graham.

1888 Fort Collins Courier "The round up, with Ben. Graham as foreman, seems to be giving general satisfaction to parties interested, in this locality.  The 'grub' is reported to be most superb and the work of gathering the stock is progressing rapidly.  They camped on Box Elder on last Saturday night; thence they expected to go to Twin Mountains, then to Ten Mile, Six Mile and return."

B.F. Graham did a cash claim in 1891 for  land in section 21, 6N 46W - south of the Barr land, very near the Yuma County line.

James M. Graham proved up 160 acres in Section 2, 1N 46W - just a little south of Eckley in 1896

September 1896 Fort Collins Courier "James M. Graham came to Loveland last week from Yuma, Colo.  He expects to remain during the winter and has located on the west side of town."

October 1898 "J.M. Graham of Loveland was in the city the fore part of the week, and while here sold 275 head of steers to South Omaha parties.  Mr. Graham is one of Yuma county's prosperous stockmen.  His ranch is located south of Eckley."

May 1899 the Pioneer said "Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Graham of Loveland were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O.. Hamsher last Sunday."

"J.M. Graham of Loveland passed through Yuma Wednesday en route to his ranch at Eckley with 230 head of native cattle.  Mr. Graham has many friends in Yuma and put in an hour or two shaking hands and buying provisions."

In 1899 Yuma County court Harry Graham was a witness in an assault trial.

James M.,, born May 1856 in Iowa, is in Loveland in 1900.  Alice W., December 1860  Illinois, has Edith E. March 1880 in Nebraska, Harry F. Sept 1882 in Nevada, and James M. July 1897 in Colorado.

1900 Fort Collins Courier "...and Edith Graham returned to Greeley normal school on Saturday morning."

1901 the Yuma Pioneer "Harry Graham of Eckley" was in Yuma.

May 10, 1901 "SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ECKLEY - Last Sunday James lynch, Presbyterial Sunday School Missionary, organized a promising Sabbath school at Eckley, to be known as the Eckley Sabbath School.  D.A. Clark was elected superintendent, Mrs. W.F. Elliott assistant, and Miss Edith Graham secretary and treasurer.  While this is not a very large community and the Sabbath school will not be very large, everybody around Eckley is interested and consider it a step ahead.  It is certainly commendable to give the children an opportunity to enjoy what their elders have had in times past, and we congratulate our friends at Eckley.  In response to a request by the people Rev. J. L. Cameron will preach for them on every other Sunday evening.  Announcements made later.  Everybody is invited to attend."

January 1, 1904 the Pioneer "Albert Turney of Loveland informs us that Harry Graham died last Thursday after a few days suffering with an attack of pneumonia."

In 1910 they just have James M. 12.  James Monroe Graham, Jr. registered for WWI in Loveland, saying he was born July 26, 1897 in Loveland.    He said he was not employed.

1900 Eckley Items in the Yuma Pioneer   "J.M. Graham of Loveland shipped a car of 38 steers to his ranch at this place Saturday."

December 1901  the Pioneer said "J. M. Graham of Loveland is down in this end of the state on business.  He reports a terror of a winter in his district."

Leland A. Sheldon was in Lowville, Lewis County, New York in 1880, 18, son of Cyrus and Amelia Sheldon

Fort Collins, November 20, 1884

It looks like his sister Mary A (May 1869) married Charles McWhorter (mentioned in Fort Collins newspaper articles), and they were living in Buckhorn, Larimer County, in 1900.  Mother Amelia Sheldon, 65, is living with them.   Mary's brother Ira Cyrus Sheldon, was living with them in 1910 Larimer County - Ira died in 1910 and is buried in Fort Collins.

Mary, widowed in 1940, is living with daughter Fanny Hasemeyer in 1940 Fort Worth, Texas.  She said she was living in Masonville, Larimer County, Colorado in 1935.

1901 L.A. Sheldon was named a Larimer County road supervisor.

Leland A. Sheldon made final proof on November 6, 1903 for land in Section 9, 6N 70W  with Masonville addresses of all four witnesses.  It appears to be the same land he claimed in 1891.

L.A. Sheldon 43 married Elizabeth J. Mackey 54  on October 17, 1905 in Loveland.  - the age is twenty years off, but it's sometimes hard to tell a '3' from a '5'. 

"Mrs. E.J. Mackey and L.A. Sheldon were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Graham on Tuesday of last week by Rev. A.W. Jamieson."  - Fort Collins Weekly Courier.

January 3, 1906 "Leanna Sheldon and Jeanetta Mackey returned to Loveland today to be ready to enter upon the last half year's school work.  They are both doing excellent work in the Loveland schools and are enjoying it."  Masonville section of the Fort Collins Weekly Courier.

January 9, 1907 "Mr. and Mrs. C.G. McWhorter entertained at an elaborate dinner on Christmas day.  Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Graham of Loveland, Miss Emma Sheldon, Lowville, N.Y., and L.A. Sheldon and family." (the 1900 census has Emma J. Sheldon, born October 1848 in New York, living at Lowville.  Parents were Ira and Fanny Maria Sheldon.  FindAGrave has Ira as the brother of Cyrus, so Emma was visiting her nephew and niece)

1907 "Little Jeanetta Mackey went to Loveland to visit a few days with her grandmother Mrs. B.F. Graham." 

July 31, 1907 "Miss Emma Sheldon departed yesterday for her home in Lowville, New York, after eight months spent in our vicinity.  She has made a great many warm friends here who were sorry to see her leave "

"Miss Sara Sheldon came up from Loveland Sunday and spent the day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Sheldon."  

Sarah Irene Sheldon, 21, married Charles M. Jennings, 19, in Masonville on July 7, 1908.  The marriage was recorded in Boulder County.  

In 1910 Charles, a journeyman barber,  and Sarah, 23, born in Colorado, are in Longmont, with eleven-month-old Jennette G. Jennings.   She said her father was born in New York, mother in Canada - so Leland was probably married in Canada.

 In 1920 Fort Collins Charles, a barber, is 31, born in Kansas, a single boarder, a barber -

Their divorce was in Larimer County in 1921.

Jeannetta G. Jennings is in Bakersfield, California in 1930, boarding with the Nutter family, waitress in a cafe.  One tree has Jeanetta Gillian Jennings, born May 10, 1909, marrying Elmer Euratus Darling in 1938, having Shan Darling August 16, 1939 in Kern County.and dying December 2000 in Los Angeles.  In 1940 Pasadena Gordon Darling,37, Michigan and Gillian, 30, Colorado have newborn son Shan.  Shan was born August 18, 1939 in Kern County, mother's maiden name Jennings. 

Gordon B Darling and Gillian Jennings divorced in San Diego September 1967

Shan Darling 26 married Louella M. Willis also 26 on February 4, 1966 in Los Angeles.

The California birth index has Shan M. Darling born November 3, 1969, mother's maiden name M Willis

January 8, 1908 "Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Graham returned to their home in Loveland Saturday morning.  It was their intention to remain until Monday so as to be present at the birthday party of their daughter, Mrs. L. A. Sheldon, but Mr. Graham became ill, necessitating their going home."

1904 the Masonville section mentions a Mrs. Monroe Graham and a Miss Edith Graham -


1905 Loveland - transfer from Rollin Q. Joslyn to Della E. Knapp a lot in Loveland.

January 20, 1909 "Dr. S.H Joslyn and Miss Edith Graham were married at the home of the bride on Thursday evening, Dr. Jamieson officiating."  On January 12 in Larimer County Samuel A. Joslyn and Edith I. Graham were issued a marriage license.

1910 Samuel F. and Edith Joslyn with baby Joslyn are in Loveland

1920 Loveland S.A. 39, Edith Irma, Dwight A. 10, Irma Lucile 6 and Mary Beth 4 "Carlyn"

1922 Warranty deed Joslyn S.A. to Joslyn, Edith Irma a lot in Loveland.

1930 Loveland all four kids are with them - Samuel is a surgeon

1940 only Irma I is with them.  Irma SSDI says she was born August 21, 1913 and died December 19, 1986.

Mary Beth Joslyn married C.F. Epley November 7, 1937

She was born February 18, 1915 in Loveland and died August 9, 1976 in Brigham City Utah - buried in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Samuel A. Joslyn's will was probated in Larimer County October 1942

In Block 16, lot 1 of Loveland city cemetery are Samuel and Edith,  infant daughter dying 1919, Irma, and Samuel's parents Rollin and Abby.

Rollin and Abbie are living in Fort Collins in 1817, at 733 N. Jefferson Avenue.

In 1911 Elizabeth J. Sheldon, formerly Elizabeth J. Mackey of Masonville, Colorado, who on August 16, 1904 made homestead entry for land in Section 9, 6N 70W, filed notice of intention to make final five-year proof.

In 1910 Fort Collins is a Mary Graham, single 66, born in Indiana, parents born in Pennsylvania.

In Loveland are James M. Graham 53, Alice B. 49, and James M. 12.

1914 "Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Graham and son Jay of Loveland visited relatives in Wray this week, driving down in their touring car.  They visited B.F. Boggs and family of Eckley over Sunday and came to Wray Monday."

J.M Graham was elected in 1917 and 1919 as a Larimer County Commissioner.

July 28, 1919 Fort Collins Weekly Courier



1907 Miss Edith Graham, who has been in a Denver hospital for some time, is recovering and is expected to be able to return home before many days

In 1920 Alice and son James M. Graham are living in Loveland.

James M. Graham married Mima J.Murphy March 14, 1926.   The 1927 Fort Collins directory has James and Mima - he's a bank teller. In 1930 he works at a bank in Fort Collins, and they have Shirley, 3.  Mima was born in Nebraska about 1895.  (Mima J. Murphy was in Hitchcock County, Nebraska in 1900, saying she was born September 1889.  She's the daughter of George H. and Cora A. Murphy.  In 1910 she's still living with parents in Hitchcock County, but now is Mimma J. Head, married to Archie F. Head, 23.  They must have divorced, because Archie F. Head, born about 1887, is in Hitchcock County in 1940, married to Leola, and they have Robert 18 and Jocelyn 14 )


In 1940 James is  the Fort Collins city treasurer, Mima is at home, and Shirley J. in 13.

Shirley's cousin Betty Stewart said in 2013 - "Shirley married a serviceman in the late 1940's - lived in Chicago -she and her parents are  buried in Loveland."

Loveland Burial Park - across the highway from Lakeside -  cemetery has a James Graham buried November 1950 -  but no Mima

1956 - so James might have gone to Chicago....
  • Florence A. Murphy was born September 24, 1884 at Central City, Nebraska and passed away at her home in Palisade on May 13, 1956, at the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 19 days.  She was married to Morgan solace on December 28, 1899, at Palisade.  They adopted a daughter, Betty Ann, when she was a small baby.  Mr. Solace passed away on June 19, 1931.  After 15 years she was married to Robert Carter, June 26, 1946, who passed away in September 1955.

    Survivors are her daughter.  mrs. Betty Ann Stewart of Alliance, a sister Mrs. J. M. Graham of chicago and three grandsons. 

Morgan - a merchant - and Florence Siolace are in Wellington, Colorado 1927 and 1929.

1940 Palisade, Neb - Florence A. Solace, 56, lives with father George H. Murphy 80 - Bettye Anne Solace is 12.

Florence is buried in the Palisade cemetery - so is George Henry Murphy. and Morgan Sherman Solace - Oct 2, 1874  - June 13, 1931


STEWART, Dennis William, 52, of Kearney died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital from injuries suffered in a fall
Memorial services: Friday at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook
Burial: McCook Memorial Cemetery
Mortuary: Solt of Central City
Born March 14, 1960, in Alliance
Parents: William "Bill" and Bettye Stewart
Married: July 4, 1988, to Ann Peister of Broken Bow
Survivors include his parents of McCook; brother, Mike of Houston; and special friend, Ann Kesserwani of Kearney
Was one of five sons in his family; attended school in McCook and graduated 1979
Worked in the oil fields, at Dayco Rubber Co., at the Elks Club and at Mac's Drive-in
After marriage, lived in Houston, was an independent courier driver; later, in 1996, operated a lawn service in Broken Bow; moved to Kearney in 1999, worked for Omera Concrete Co.
Activities: member of Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook
Was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert A., Randy W. and Charles E.; and grandparents, Art and Nellie Stewart and Florence Solace
Kearney Hub, 6 February, 2013


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