Make your own free website on


Note for:   James Syckle Chase,   7 APR 1862 - JUN 1940         Index
     Date:   27 JUL 1940
     Place:   Fairfield, Nebraska


Note for:   Reuben Mc Cune,   10 OCT 1820 - 13 MAY 1892         Index
REUBEN McCUNE purchased from IGNATIOUS BLAKE (all & land of ACO)

$250.00 for 100 acres Richard Taylor's Survey of 2000 acres #281 (Note: I. Blake was a widower)

Land Description: Land on the waters of Brush Creek, beginning at a stone near a white oak & dog-

wood, N.W. corner to widow Baker's lot of 80 acres, etc. - no other surnames given.

Purchased: 7-5-1854 Rec'd: 10-19-1854 Deed Bk. 33, p. 115

Witnesses: Samuel McNeil, J.P. & James C. Lovingfoss

REUBEN McCUNE, DANIEL BARTON ROBBINS & THOMAS ROBBINS, guardians of Nancy, William, Peter A. & George Baker - to sell real estate to: JAMES THOMPSON

85 acres Richard Taylor's Survey #281.

Sold: 8-15-1857 Recorded: Deed Bk. 35 or 36, p. 134 Source 1986: W.M. Sellman (dec'd)

(Daniel Barton Robbins marr'd Rebecca Wilkins. Daniel B. is a s/o Daniel & Rebecca (Moore) Robbins)

REUBEN McCUNE & wife, SARAH sold to RICHARD ALEXANDER (all & land of ACO)

$1339.00 for 49 acres Richard Taylor's Survey #281being part of original 2000 acres.

Land Description: On the waters of Brush Creek

Sold: 4-23-1860 Recorded: 7-1-1864 Deed Bk. 40, p. 379 Wit: Samuel McNeil, J.P. & James C.

Witnesses: A. W. Bottleman & John Frow - -a Notary Public.

ROBERT J. McCUNE & wife, MARY B. sold to WILLIAM McCUNE (all & land of ACO)

$1250.00 for 56 acres (+5 acres?). Edward Stephens Survey #1751

Land Description: Boone's Tract and north side of Three Mile Creek & corner to John Tucker, Sr. in John O'Bannon's Survey #2042 & 9388.

Sold: 12-5-1863 Record: 12-16-1863 - Deed Bk. 40, p. 82 Wit: D. Tolle & R. A. Edgington

Source: Abstracted from ACO Deed Books at the Recorder's Office by D. von Storch - 1980's


Note for:   Charley Mc Cune,   BET. 1867 - 1895 - 30 MAY 1895         Index
Transcribed from Oberland Herald 5/30/1895

Charley McCuen, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCuen stared for Alberta Canada, Last week but met with a fatal and sorrowful accident at Ogelalla, Nebraska. He was struck by lightning and instantly killed. His parents received the sad news by telegram Friday evening. The funeral was preached at the Ward School House at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Let all sympathize with the mourning relatives.


Note for:   William Carpenter,   ABT. 1794 - 8 SEP 1862         Index
     Place:   Church of Christ Cemetery in Glenmont, Holmes County, Ohio

Note:    Biographical and Historical Records of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, page 427:

W. H. Carpenter, an enterprising farmer and stock-raiser, of Wright Township, residing on section 12, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, July 10, 1833, a son of William and Mary (Stuart) Carpenter, being natives of Ohio, the father born in Tuscarawas County. They had nine children born to them, as follows- John, James, Andew, William, George, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth and Catherine. W. H. was the fourth son of the family. He spent his youth on his father's farm, receiving his education in the common schools of his native county, where he lived till fifteen years of age. In 1848 he went with his father to Holmes County, Ohio, where he lived nine years. He then spent seven years in McDonough County, Illinios, and in 1865 came to Wayne County, Iowa, locating on his present farm in Wright Township in the fall of 1866. He was married August 22, 1857 to Celestia Jane Hueston of Harrison County, Ohio a daughter of Leonard and Celestia Hueston. They have thirteen children - James S., Louise R., J.W. Amanda, Alice, Andrew, Grandville, Sarah, Orlow, Jessie Lee, Frank, Edward. One daughter, Wealthy is deceased. Mrs. Carpenter died Feb. 24, 1885, and January 6, 1886. Mr Carpenter married for his second wife Clarinda Davis, of Schuyler County, Illinois. Mr Carpenter is successfully engaged in raising and feeding stock. He has brought his farm, which contains 259 acres, from a wild, unimproved tract of land, under excellent cultivation. His residence is comfortable and commodious, and his farm buildings are among the best in his neighborhood. His large barn, which was erected in 1885, is 32 x 40 feet in size with good stone foundation. This fine property has been acquired by his own efforts he having commenced life on his own account in limited circumstances.

In the Confidence Cemetery in Wright Twp., Wayne Co., IA, South Section, Row 6
Plot #6.22 William H. Carpenter, July 10, 1833 - Feb 5, 1911
Plot #6.23 Clarenda Carpenter, Aug. 11, 1934 - Oct 18, 1918
Plot #6.24 James S. Carpenter, Apr 30, 1894, 35 yr, 10 mo, 14 da
Plot #6.21 Weltha J. Carpenter, July 22, 1865 - Aug 9, 1866
Plot # 6.20 Calista J. Carpenter, June 23, 1836 - Feb 24, 1885