Terry Mason's Family History Site
Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.
Charles L Downing
BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: E-mail from Belinda Johnson [firstname.lastname@example.org] to T.Mason on 11 Dec 2000. Her mailing address is 276 S 7 Highway, Clinton, MO 64735. EXTRACT: I have the family Bible that belonged to Charles L Downing, b. March 15, 1855, d. Jan. 7, 1921, and his wife Thusa I. Richesson, b. Sept 10, 1861. Charles and Thusa were married March 15, 1883 by Rev. S. M Attebery in Gallatin, Davies County, Missouri. The handwritten Bible record shows Charles and Thusa had 1 child, Vergie Lennis Downing, b. April 29, 1884. The Bible was handed down to me through various family members beginning with Clarence Place who was my great uncle on my mothers side of the family. My Mother told me "Aunt Thusey" lived with Uncle Clarence and his wife Aunt Minerva for several years prior to her death.
There is an entry for Thusa Calestine Culver, b. Dec. 10, 1865 - not sure who that is. There is a Christmas postcard addressed to Thusey Downing, % Clarence Place, signed by "Mrs. Ella Bennett and Children", post-marked Dec. 22, 1928.
After searching through the Bible I found Thusa's date of death and it also appears Charles may have remarried after Thusa's death. I'll do some research on that and share any other info I come up with.
GEDCOM from Sue Hodnett, Caldwell, ID in Aug1998 to T. Mason; NOTES: She does not appear, of course, on the 1776 census, but researchers put her in the family of Francis. I believe she is listed in Greggath's book, the Downings of Europe and America. The only other information we have on her is that she married a man named William Edwards. Widowed early with no children. Lived in her old age at the home of her brother, Samuel at "MacGranthia".
A CENTURY AT THE CENTER - Lebanon, KS, 1887-1987. pg 17; material collected and written by Phyllis Bell and Gladys Kennedy, Committee.
Isaiah Price homesteaded southwest (NE 1/4 section 18, township 3, range 11) of Lebanon, Ks. in 1879
Excerpts from Homestead Proof filed by Isaiah Price the 13th of October 1879 for N.E. 1/4 section 18, township 3 of Range 11
"Isaiah Price: forty-seven years old; I am the head of a family consisting a wife and 4 children [first settlement of an established residence upon the land] Oct. 26, 1872"
Nancy J. Roberts
In daughter Cora's husband's home in 1910 census.
Marriage Notes for William Darnaby and Martha Downing-6023
Lexington Observer and Reporter, Dec. 7, 1844, p. 3
DEATH: [HYPERLINK http://local.lexpublib.org/detail.cfm?counter=60487 ]
Subject Heading: DOWNING, WILLIAM
Date: March 24, 1892
Location: p. 2 col. 2.
Title: "The Death Roll"
Abstract: William Downing, a stock trader residing with his son-in-law, William Clasby, died this morning, aged 70.