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30. Wendell Poor was born on 27 Dec 1799 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts16,26 and died on 6 Dec 1884 in Buried Blockton, Taylor, Iowa27 at age 84.

General Notes: Wendell Poor
State Indiana
Wendell is spoken of as being a first settler in Ringgold county, Iowa. A small write up can be found in the Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Union Counties, Iowa. Chicago and Lewis Publishing Company, 1887.
Republished by Union County, (Iowa) Genealogical Society, 1997. References can be found on pages 408, 409, 413, 421, 422. Other Poors are listed on pages 347, 386, 429, 451, and 460.
Extracted from pages 421, and 422.
School Fund Commissioners
Charles H. Schooler, 1855, resigned July 2;
Wendell Poor, appointed to fill vacancy, then elected to office, 1855-'7. Office abolished and duties devolved upon.
Superintendents of County Schools; Wendell Poor, 1858-'9
It appears that Wendell acted as an agent in purchasing land in Ringgold County. From March 3, 1856 to July 15, 1857 he made 23 purchases of land, all were mortgaged. On June 3, 1856 he was granted a land patent from the United States in book G page 22. The land description was section 19, township 68, range 30. This appears to be his first homestead. Later he sold land to a Wm. W. Gitchell on May 17, 1875 in Book R Page 78, section 7, township 67, range 31. The next sale of land was to D. E. Fuller on September 9, 1880. It was a deed sale found in Book W Page 514. The land is in Taylor county, I didn't find a description for it.

County Jackson
Location Carr Twp
Page # 225
census year 1830

Wendell Poor
State Indiana
County Jackson Co.
Location Owen Twp
Page # 198
census year 1850

Wendell Poor
State Iowa
County Ringgold
Location Westfork Twp
Page # 595
census year 1860

Wendell Poor
State Iowa
County Ringgold
Location Clinton Twp
Page # 450
census year 1870

Sent to me from Faith Poore (BluEys1964@aol.com) Wendell
Poore from my Family Tree Maker program. (I have taken the text
word-for-word) out of the Poore Genealogy book. Here it is:

Wendell, born in Reading, Massachusetts, December 27, 1799, went West
September 1818, is a retired octogenarian, but for a long period served the
community in filling many public offices of important trust. Among them he
was collector of public revenue in 1839, Coroner from 1840 to 1842; the next
two years High Sheriff -- all in Jackson County, Indiana. In 1854, he
removed to Ringgold County, Iowa, where he was Postmaster of Redding and was
elected School Fund Commissioner in 1855, and served in that office about
three years. In 1862 was appointed to fill the place of Judge Keller when he
went into the army; and at the next annual election was chosen for a full
term, the office being for county business and for Probating estates of
deceased persons; and while acting as Judge, the Legislature passed a law
making the county Judge eligible to the office of county Recorder, and he was
elected to that office and acted some three years; then he retired from
public life -- though his fellow citizens continued to urge him to take
offices -- and has since resided on his farm near Mormontown, which place of
residence is in the westerly part of Ringgold County, Iowa, and within about
one mile of the boundary line between Ringgold and Taylor Counties.
He reared an unusual large family of children, and one trait in them
which we may mention is that they are all singers and some are good
performers on musical instruments; they were by two daughters of Daniel and
Mary (Walling) Weddel, of East Tennessee. He married (1) February 21, 1822,
Elizabeth, born in Hawkins Co., Tennessee, April 25, 1801, by whom he had ten
children. She died June 13, 1840; married (2) November 10, 1840, Thirza,
widow of Samuel Guthrie (who had by Mr. Guthrie four daughters, Ruth, b.
1830, Sarah E. , b. 1831, Leannah, b. 1834 and Mary A., b. 1836, who were all
married but are deceased), born January 22, 1811. These wives' parents were
natives of America, their father born in said East Tennesse and mother in
Virginia, and they had besides Elizabeth and Thirza, sons Alfred, Hiram C.,
John D. and daughters Millicent, Louisiana, Mary A. Hester A., Amanda and
Alzira, and after their children were born they removed to Jackson County,
Indiana, where they deceased. Mr. Poore had by his last wife (and she is the
only child of her parents alive in 1880) six children more.
At the time his children were born he resided on White River in the
westerly part of Jackson County, Indiana, and about ten miles west of
Brownstown, the county seat of Jackson County. After coming to Ringgold
County, he owned 410 acres of land which he bought of government, and resided
some eight miles west of Mount Ayr, the seat of that county; but it was more
land than he could easily manage after his boys left, so he gave portions of
it to some of them and sold the rest and bought about 1865, the place near
Mormontown, where he resides in 1880.

Source: A Memoir and Genealogy of John Poore, 10 Generations: 1615-1880
by Alfred Poore, published in 1881. pp. 257 - 258

Wendell married Elizabeth Weddle, daughter of Daniel Weddle and Mary Wallen, on 21 Feb 1822 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee. Elizabeth was born on 25 Apr 1801 in Hawkins County, Tennessee and died on 13 Jun 1840 in Prob Jackson County, Indiana at age 39.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 M    i. Samuel Miller Poor was born on 17 Nov 1822 in Carr Twp, Jackson Co., Indiana32,33,34 and died on 9 Nov 1897 in Freetown, Jackson, Indiana35 at age 74.

+ 41 M    ii. James Harrison Poor was born on 15 Feb 1824 in Jackson County, Indiana and died on 11 Mar 1824 in Jackson County, Indiana.

+ 42 F    iii. Hannah Poor was born on 23 Sep 1825.

+ 43 M    iv. John Poor was born on 23 Sep 1825 in Jackson County, Indiana and died on 17 Mar 1866 at age 40.

+ 44 F    v. Eliza Howes Poor was born on 31 Oct 1828.

+ 45 M    vi. Alvin Poor was born on 29 Jan 1831 in Jackson County, Indiana,36 died on 21 Mar 1919 in Cowgill, Caldwell, Missouri37 at age 88, and was buried on 23 Mar 1919 in Cottage Grove Cemetery.

+ 46 F    vii. Martha Reynolds Poor was born on 15 Jan 1833 and died on 7 Jun 1863 at age 30.

+ 47 F    viii. Mary Poor was born on 15 Jan 1833 and died on 12 Aug 1833.

+ 48 M    ix. Lewis H Poor was born on 16 Oct 1835 in Jackson County, Indiana,36 died on 7 May 1914 in Sheridan, Worth, Missouri38 at age 78, and was buried on 8 May 1914 in Benton, Ringgold, Iowa.38

+ 49 M    x. Daniel W Poor was born on 2 May 1839 in Jackson County, Indiana.26

Wendell next married Thyrza Weddle, daughter of Daniel Weddle and Mary Wallen, on 2 Nov 1840 in Jackson County, Indiana.39 Thyrza was born on 22 Jan 1811 in Hawkins County, Tennessee26 and died on 3 Aug 1880 in Buried Blockton, Taylor, Iowa27 at age 69.

Marriage Notes: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Thirza Guthpie
Spouse Name: Wendell Poor
Marriage Date: 2 Nov 1840
Marriage County: Jackson
Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
OS Page: 1314624


General Notes: I have noticed in some genealogies that her last name is listed as Guthrie. I believe this is incorrect. If you do the research in Jackson county, Indiana you will find that Thyrza's maiden name is Weddell. I don't have a copy of the marriage record, so do not know how her name was listed on it. Wendell's first wife had a sister named Thyrza so assume that this is the same Thyrza. At the time they got married she would have been old enough to have been married and widowed, but young enough to have more children.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 50 M    i. Thomas B Poore was born in 1841 in Jackson County, Indiana26 and died on 16 Mar 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee (Civil War Of Desease) at age 22.

+ 51 F    ii. Amanda E Poore was born in 1846 in Jackson County, Indiana26 and died in 1857 in Ringgold County, Iowa at age 11.

+ 52 F    iii. Ellen G Poore was born in 1848 in Jackson County, Indiana.26

31. Amanda Poore was born on 15 Oct 1801 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.28

Amanda married Moses B Pearson on 21 Sep 1819 in Jefferson County, Indiana.40

Marriage Notes: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Moses B. Pearson
Spouse Name: Amanda Poor
Marriage Date: 21 Sep 1819
Marriage County: Jefferson
Performed By: Pearson, Moses B.
Comment: Pearson, Moses B. married Poor, Amanda on 21 Sep 1819 in Jefferson County, Indiana
Source Title 1: Pearson, Moses B. married Poor, Amanda on 21 Sep 1819 in Jefferson County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Indiana
Jefferson County



32. Alvan Poore was born on 31 Jul 1803 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts29 and died on 29 Jan 1862 in Ringgold County, Iowa at age 58.

Alvan married Julia Ann Dewitt. Julia was born on 12 Nov 1812 in New York, New York and died on 25 Jul 1875 in Redding, Ringgold, Iowa at age 62.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 53 M    i. Alvan Mansfield Poore was born on 22 Sep 1842.

+ 54 M    ii. John Marshall Poore was born on 4 Aug 1843.

+ 55 M    iii. Daniel Webster Poore was born on 28 Oct 1846.

33. Hannah Poore was born on 17 Nov 1804 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.30

34. Betsey Chute Poore was born on 6 Jan 1807 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.28

35. Mehitable Poore was born on 15 Nov 1809 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.31

36. Susannah Poore was born on 15 Dec 1811 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.23

Susannah married Thomas J Brooks on 5 Aug 1830 in Orange County, Indiana.41 Thomas was born in 1784 in Massachusetts.23

Marriage Notes: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Thomas J Brooks
Spouse Name: Susan Poor
Marriage Date: 5 Aug 1830
Marriage County: Orange
Source Title 1: Orange County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1826-1920 Inclusive Volum
Source Title 3: Original Record Location County Clerk's Office Pao
Book: C- 2
OS Page: 29



Children from this marriage were:

+ 56 F    i. Emely Brooks was born in 1832.23

+ 57 M    ii. Lewis Brooks was born in 1836.23

+ 58 F    iii. Harriet Brooks was born in 1838.23

+ 59 M    iv. Thomas J Brooks was born in 1840.23

+ 60 F    v. Susan Brooks was born in 1842.23

+ 61 F    vi. May Brooks was born in 1844.23

+ 62 F    vii. Hannah Brooks was born in 1847.23

+ 63 M    viii. (Infant) Brooks was born in 1850.23

37. Harriet Poore was born on 27 Aug 1815 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.30

Harriet married William H. Houghton on 17 Mar 1836 in Martin County, Indiana.40

38. John Poore was born on 1 Feb 1818 in Prob Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

John married Martha Jane Rood on 27 Oct 1843 in Jackson County, Indiana.40

39. Amelia Poore was born on 15 May 1819 in Orange County, Indiana.


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