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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Dr. Leonidas Columbus Minnis

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189660152/leonidas-columbus-minnis. "" The Warrens and You" written by Elizabeth (Prather) Ellsberry page 129 states the birth and death dates of Leonidas Columbus Minnis.

Spouses:
1st Mary J. McCown
Parents of 5 known children
Children:
Rosa Bell Minnis born 1866
Diogenes Minnis born 1869
Lawrence Minnis born 1871
Magnolia Minnis born 1872
John Wain Minnis born 1879

2nd Elizabeth Jane (Brown) Bascom, Kunkler
Married 17 September 1885
Divorced 10 September 1889

The following is an exert from the article "PORTER MINNIS CAPTAINED WAGON TRAINS IN THE 1800S AN INDIAN OFFERED TO SWAP SEVEN SQUAWS FOR MRS. MINNIS" written by grand daughter, Fawnie Minnis Williams published in Chillicothe Constitution Tribune. The "Lonnie" mentioned in this article is Leonidas Columbus Minnis. The complete article can be viewed on Find A Grave Memorial# 53498116.

"My grandfather had a younger brother who at that time was a young man. He accompanied them one of their trips west. He rode horseback and followed along behind the wagons. He was not afraid of the Indians and would stop and try to trade or bicker with them. Then he would ride fast and catch the wagon train. My grandfather scolded him and tried to make him conduct himself so as not to disturb the Indians, but he would not listen. One day they were traveling along and as usual Uncle Lonnie was lagging along behind and was out of sight of the wagons, so my grandfather became uneasy and mounted a horse and rode quite a distance back to find Uncle Lonnie. He was down in a hollow or ravine a short distance from the trail with two Indians. He was off his horse and had given up his gun. They were demanding all his possessions. My grandfather rode to where they were and holding a revolver in each hand motioned for the Indians to stand back, which they did. My grandfather told his brother to pick up his gun and get on his horse and ride on. My grandfather held his gun on the Indians until he had started, then he turned and rode with Uncle Lonnie back to the wagons. After that my grandfather did not have any more trouble with Uncle Lonnie. He stayed close behind the wagons."." Image.


Mary Jane McCown

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191043105/mary-jane-minnis. "Daughter of Moses McCown and Sarah (Bagwell) McCown.

Siblings:
Thomas Jefferson McCown (memorial #27449723)
Redman R. McCown (memorial #191039776)

From 1870 census in Duncan Twp. Sullivan County, Missouri, Mary Jane Minnis is recorded 24 years old, born in Missouri, wife of Leonidus Minnis, and 2 children Rosy Bell Minnis and Dioginous Minnis, living in dwelling with Jim W. Mullins.

Known Children and un-linked at this time:
Rosa Bell Minnis born 1866 in Missouri
Diogenes Minnis born 24 March 1869 in Missouri
Lawrence Minnis born February 1871 in Missouri
Magnolia Minnis born 1872 in Missouri
John Wain Minnis born 11 December 1874 in Texas

In 1880 census, their children are scattered and living with Minnis Family members in Missouri.
One presumes the scattered children is due to death of their mother.

There is no recorded burial location for Mary Jane (McCown) Minnis. Detail: her brother and niece are also buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery." Image.


William Hiter

1Illinois State Archives, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index. http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp. "Groom: HYTER, WILLIAM
Bride: CLIFTON, ELIZABETH
Date: 1859-06-06
Volume: 00B
Page: 0151
County: DE WITT."

21860 U.S. Census, M653_174 pg 520, 11 Jun 1860. "Wm Hider 24 M Farmer Kentucky
Elizabeth 20 F Kentucky
Mary J 1/12 F Illinois
Chris Hiter 22 M Farm Laborer Kentucky."

31870 U.S. Census, M593_249 pg 472A, 11 Jul 1870. "Hiter, Wm 33 WM Laborer Kentucky
-----, Elizabeth 31 FW Keeping house Kentucky
-----, Mary J 10 FW Illinois
-----, Vashti 3 FW Illinois
-----, George A 1 FW Illinois."

41880 U.S. Census, Roll 1299 FHF 1255299 pg 111D, 2 Jun 1880. "Hiter, William WM 48 M Farmer Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Lizzie WF 40 Wife M House Keeper Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Vashli WF 13 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, George Ann WF 11 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, S.V. WF 7 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Josy WF 4 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Wm Henry Ellmer WM 1 Son S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky."

51900 U.S. Census, T623_1847, 13 Jul 1900. "Hiter, William Head WM Sep 1832 67 M 2 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
-----, Mary Wife WF un un 37 M 2 4 3 Illinois un un
Trammel, Frank Step-Son WM Oct 1886 13 S Texas un Illinois Farm laborer
Wolfe, Ed Step-son WM Mar 1893 7 S Indian Territory Missouri Illinois."


Elizabeth Clifton

1Illinois State Archives, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index. http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp. "Groom: HYTER, WILLIAM
Bride: CLIFTON, ELIZABETH
Date: 1859-06-06
Volume: 00B
Page: 0151
County: DE WITT."


William Hiter

11860 U.S. Census, M653_174 pg 520, 11 Jun 1860. "Wm Hider 24 M Farmer Kentucky
Elizabeth 20 F Kentucky
Mary J 1/12 F Illinois
Chris Hiter 22 M Farm Laborer Kentucky."

21870 U.S. Census, M593_249 pg 472A, 11 Jul 1870. "Hiter, Wm 33 WM Laborer Kentucky
-----, Elizabeth 31 FW Keeping house Kentucky
-----, Mary J 10 FW Illinois
-----, Vashti 3 FW Illinois
-----, George A 1 FW Illinois."

31880 U.S. Census, Roll 1299 FHF 1255299 pg 111D, 2 Jun 1880. "Hiter, William WM 48 M Farmer Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Lizzie WF 40 Wife M House Keeper Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Vashli WF 13 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, George Ann WF 11 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, S.V. WF 7 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Josy WF 4 Daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Wm Henry Ellmer WM 1 Son S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky."

41900 U.S. Census, T623_1847, 13 Jul 1900. "Hiter, William Head WM Sep 1832 67 M 2 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
-----, Mary Wife WF un un 37 M 2 4 3 Illinois un un
Trammel, Frank Step-Son WM Oct 1886 13 S Texas un Illinois Farm laborer
Wolfe, Ed Step-son WM Mar 1893 7 S Indian Territory Missouri Illinois."


Cyrus N. Hiter

11880 U.S. Census, Roll FHF 1254203 pg 453A, 22 Jun 1880. "Hiter, Cyrus WM 40 Head M Farmer Asthma Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Phebe A WF 38 Wife M House Keeper Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee
-----, George W WM 77 father Wd Farm Hand Kentucky Virginia Pennsylvania
-----, George W WM 18 Son S Farm Hand Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Josiah C WM 17 Son S Farm Hand Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Aivie E WF 15 daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Rebeca E WF 13 daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Eliza C WF 10 daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Olive S WF 6 daughter S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, John W WM 4 Son S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Infant WM 1 Son S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky."

21900 U.S. Census, T623_858 pg 11A, 16 Jun 1900. "Hiter, Cyrus Head WM Feb 1840 60 M 37 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
-----, Phebe Wife WF Dec 1843 56 M 37 14 9 Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee
-----, Henry A Son WM Apr 1879 21 S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky Farm Laborer
-----, Anna E Daughter WF Mar 1882 18 S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky
-----, Cyrus E Son WM Sept 1886 13 S Illinois Kentucky Kentucky At School."


Job Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54075988. Image.

21860 U.S. Census, M653_174 pg 525, 12 Jun 1860. "Job Clifton 26 M Lawyer Kentucky
Rhoda 26 F Illinois
George Ebert 4 M Illinois
Betsy Ann 8/12 F Illinois
Francis Byerly 20 M Indiana."


Rhoda Dale

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54075851. Image.


William J. Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54075907.

21870 U.S. Census, M593_216 pg 136, 18 Jun 1870. "Clifton, Wm J 37 MW Farmer Kentucky
-------, Sarah E 30 FW Keeping House Illinois
-------, Geo P. 13 MW At Home Illinois
-------, Mary E 12 FW at home Illinois
-------, Lucinda l 10 FW at home Illinois
-------, Wm A 7 MW at home Illinois
-------, Betsy A 2 FW at home Illinois
-------, Margaret H 1 FW at home Illinois
-------, George 21 MW Wors in brick yard Illinois."


Sarah Elizabeth Garrett

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25250234.


Mary Elizabeth Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25227122.


Andrew J. Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54075712.


George Peter Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25235618. "Father,Mother and daughter killed by a cyclone that passed through Texas Twp., Dewitt Co., IL. on the night of May 18, 1883."


Mary L. Mohey

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25235695.


Olie Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25235633.


William Garfield Clifton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37259755. "Garfield was hurt in a tornado in Dewitt Co. Illinois in 1883. His parents Peter and Mary were killed,also his older sister 8 year old Olie was killed.His brother 4 year old Isaac was badly bruised. His 6 year old sister Sarah had a bad knee injury. Garfield was hurt the worst. His scalp was laid bare, the flesh hanging down in a flap on his cheek. His forehead was also crushed. They did not give him much hope for recovery. Uriah the baby was not hurt at all. His mothers body protected him. Uriah went to live with his mothers parents Abram and Elizabeth Mohney and Isaac and Sarah went to live with Peters parents, William and Sarah Clifton. I dont know where Garfield went but he must have spent some time in the hospital. He married in 1900. Garfield died in 1929 from a fall that broke his neck killing him instantly."