Grant County Queries

Grant County Queries Title


Joyce Harris Sat Sep 30 2000 10:35 am
My maternal 3 x gt.grandfather Stephen OSBORNE was born 1776 in St Hilary, Cornwall, England, and as a widower he left England in 1848, with his son Samuel Edwards OSBORNE (known as Edward), and his family. They settled in Grant County where a Cornish settlement had been established.

Samuel Edwards (Edward) OSBORNE married Elizabeth EDYVEAN, and their children, born between 1833 and 1843, who went with them from Cornwall to England were Edward, Elizabeth Anne, Robert, Catherine, Betsy and Lydia.

I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is researching this family, or knows anything of them.

Joyce Harris,
Winchester, England
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Marcia Staunton Wed Sep 27 2000 10:47 pm
Jack Simons married Lucinda Marie Betts 16 Nov 1862 in Ellenboro,Grant, WI = peformed by J. M. Cannon JP. They had 12 children: Elizabeth Jane, William Robert, Mattie, Betsey, Angie Lena, Jimmy, John, Mary, Grant, Garfield, Laura, Wealthy. Would like to gain more information on Jack and willing to share what I have. Most of mine has come from Terry Morgan via and from a family tree that a current member has a copy of.
Thank you
Portland, Oregon

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Frank Key Tue Sep 26 2000 2:40 pm
Looking for family members related to Marshall KEY who lived in the Patch Grove area in the 1850's. My name is Frank E. KEY and I am descended from Marshall KEY - George Washington KEY - Horace KEY - Frank Lewis KEY - Donald Lewis KEY. I would like to correspond with any and all family members who are in anyway connected to this group. I may be contacted at [email protected]. many thanks.

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Carl Adcock Sun Sep 24 2000 4:29 pm
Seeking information regarding James ADCOCK of Grant County, WI. I think he may have been married there in December 1858. Thanks.
Carl Adcock


Russ Ellis Fri Sep 22 2000 7:34 pm
I am loking for the father, mother, brothers and sisters of Jabez Ellis, who lived in Beetown, Grant county WI in 1850... Fathers name may be James, Arthur, or James Arthur Ellis.. Mothers name may be Jane Russell... Some brothers could be William, and Walter. A sister could be Clairinda Ellis... My Ellis family can be found at: then click on Bubba's genealogy... Russ

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David Thomson Fri Sep 22 2000 1:09 am
My gx4-grandfather William BRODIE had a sister Mary who married Alexander CENTER in Monquhitter parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland between 1805-1810. In 1843 Alexander, Mary and some of their children emigrated from Scotland through Canada to Wisconsin. Their son John CENTER is shown in the Wisconsin Land Office records as having obtained grants totalling 160 acres in the NE 1/4 of Section 28, Township 2N, Range 1W in 1845 and 1848. I have calculated that this land was in Grant Co., and hope that I am correct.

Does anyone have any knowledge of this family and what happened to them? There are a number of other CENTER researchers with connections to the family who would also be interested.

David Thomson
Vancouver, B.C.


Phyllis Dearborn Thu Sep 21 2000 11:41 am
Thomas DUNCALF and his wife Ann JACKSON DUNCALF came to Grant County from England in 1866. In 1870 Census they are living in the Town of Lancaster. Their children were Thomas, Mary Duncalf CROFT, Samuel, Willie, Alfred, Susanna. Does anyone in Grant Co. know of cemeteries where DUNCALF's might be buried. Thank in advance.

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Karen Anding Crook Tue Sep 19 2000 3:56 pm
Seeking information on Rose KRAMER LANGE b. abt 1859 and died after 1925 and probably buried in Muscoda, WI. Her husband Charles LANGE died Oct 25, 1925 in Muscoda. E-mail [email protected]
Karen Anding Crook

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Cathy Zabel Thu Sep 14 2000 12:41 am
I am looking for information on my ggrandmother, Letitia Wildman b. abt 1839. She married my ggrandfather, Thomas Batie in Bloominton, Grant County, WI in about 1859. They had 5 children, all born in Grant County. Letitia died abt 1899, one report said of typhoid fever. I do not know where she died or where she is buried. Some family members believe she may have been hospitalized with TB or mental illness. Any info or leads would be greatly appreciated. My email is [email protected].


Sheila Stover Mon Sep 11 2000 10:50 am
John LORD, wife, Maria TYLER were me prior to 1840 when son, Rufus TYLER, was b. Horace J. LORD md. Betsey J. Tyler 15 April 1856. Did these families orginate in NY/PA, please contact me at [email protected]

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Russ Ellis Sun Sep 10 2000 11:14 pm
JABEZ STEPHEN ELLIS He lived in Grant county WI during 1850 in Beetown. I believe his father is James or Arthur Ellis and his mother may be Jane RUSSELL. Brothers could be: John, William, and Walter.. Sister could be Sarah, Clairinda, Malinda... Jabez was born in NY 1830... Any help would be appreciated.

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Suzanne Harris Sun Sep 10 2000 12:03 am
Looking for death dates and cemetery that Frances Cox born 12-20-1851 and Johnathan Cox born 1-7-1855 are buried at. I think they died before 1860 as not on the census at Hazel Green, Grant County WI.

Parents Francis Cox born 1825 England and Jane Osborne born 1829 in England. Other children born at Hazel Green or that area. William Cox 11-30-1849. Laura Cox 9-20-1950, Margaret Cox 7-11-1856, John W. Cox 4-15-1858, Francis Cox 4-7-1861, Albert Cox 9-23-1862. Thanks, Suzanne

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Donna Brossoit Sat Sep 9 2000 1:16 pm
I am searching for information on my father’s family. He was Floyd Harrison Crabtree, born May 24, 1890 in Greene, Butler County, Iowa. He served in the U. S Navy from 1911 to 1928 and was on active combat duty during World War I.

Floyd’s parents were Robert W. Crabtree and Lottie Barnett. Robert W. was sister to Mary Crabtree, who married William F. Crouse on April 12, 1866 in Grant County, Wisconsin, and moved to Greene in 1969. It is possible that they all came to Iowa from Wisconsin at the same time. I do know that both families moved to Shawnee Oklahoma at around the turn of the century. I also have reference to an "Aunt Lou" who seems to be of this generation, not sure whether a Barnett or Crabtree. She was either the daughter or daughter-in-law of Mrs. Nancy Colwell.

Floyd’s siblings were Adah, Ethel (m.Jim Bird), Lou (m. Joe Street, son John Gray Street), Earl, Art (m Trude, daughters Helen, Evylyn), at least two more brothers, possibly Robert and William.. I have family picture albums, with lots of given names, but I haven’t been able to sort them all out yet. There pictures of a John Wesley .

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Janet Truchot Sat Sep 02 2000 11:36 pm
My great-grandparents were Thomas William HARPER, born about 1860, in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin, and Clara ORR, born about1862, in Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin. They were married February 25, 1885, in Grant County. All five of their children were born there, also. I found the children's birth information but I can't find the parents', nor can I find their death dates and places. Can anyone there help me?

Janet Truchot

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Jeanette L. Saulnier Tue Aug 29 2000 11:39 am
I am searching for a marriage date for greatgrandparents: Wm H. BRILL b1830 in New York married Elizabeth HUGEL b 1839 in Platteville WI. He served in the Union Army from WI. any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
Jeanette L. Saulnier
40420 Via Francisco
Murrieta, Calif 92562
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Sundae Simons Orwick Fri Aug 25 2000 8:41 pm
researching in Grant County, WI the following names:
John Simons aka Symon aka Simmonds and his wife Lucinda Maria (nee Betts aka Bates) who were married 16 Nov 1862 in Grant County

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Janet Truchot Mon Aug 21 2000 4:356 pm
My grandfather, Ray Stanley HARPER, was born Sept. 28, 1892, in Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin, to Thomas William HARPER, born in Beetown, Grant Co., Wi., and Clara ORR, born in Bloomington. Their first child, Bessie, was born on Jan. 13, 1886, so they were probably married in the early 1880's. They were probably born between 1850 and 1865. Thier other children were: Cora Lee, born Feb. 6, 1888; Charlie T., born Sept. 4, 1889; and Walter Duncan, born Sept. 18, 1895. All were born in Grant County. There was also a half-sister, Minnie CARNES. I assume CARNES is her married name.

Does any one know any more about any of them?

Janet Truchot
Rt. 2 Box 173
Choteau, Mt. 59422
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LaVeryl Andrews Mon Aug 21 2000 4:14 pm
Elizabeth Bass and David Rich were married and lived in Grant Co., where they raised 4 children in the 1839-1850s. LaVeryl Andrews, [email protected]

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Ila McErlean Thu Aug 17 2000 7:36 pm
My grandmother was Kitty Pearl Hayden. Her parents were Margaret Jane Pafford and Benjamin Hayden. I know Margaret and Benjamin were divorced, as was Kitty (from Benjamin Wiley) Kitty remarried (I believe to a Frank Fleming). I would like any information and Kitty, Benjamin, Margaret or anyone related. Recently discovered There was a son of Kitty & Benjamin named John, he died April 10, 1968 and is buried in Hazel Green Comm Cemetery. Was he married, etc? Thanks. Ila McErlean Email: [email protected]

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Suzanne Harris Tue Aug 15 2000 11:17 pm
Researching Francis Cox born 1825. Married Jane Osborne. They are both from England and lived at Hazel Green in Grant County from apx. 1849 to 1862.

Children born at Grant County are William, Nov 30, 1849, Laura Sept 20, 1850, Frances Dec 20, 1851, Johnathan Jan 7, 1855, Margaret July 11, 1856, John April 15, 1858, Francis April 7, 1861 and Albert Sept 23. 1862.

I have a lot of information on children but need information on parents.


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Lynette Williamson Thu Aug 10 2000 1:10 pm
I am looking for information on Francis Hampton, born 25 Apr 1943 in Glen Haven, WI. His mother was Irene (Esser) Hampton and his father was Ted Hampton. If you have any current information on him, please e-mail me at: [email protected]
Thank you.

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Loanne L. Rebuck Mon Aug 7 2000 6:26 pm
Looking for information re W. H. Chapman age 76 b CT who lived with the W. S. Toland family in Platteville, Grant Co., WI in the 1870 census. Any help appreciated, Loanne

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Loanne L. Rebuck Mon Aug 7 2000 6:24 pm
Looking for information re Edward Haskins age 32 wife Mary age 26 and Edgar Haskins age 26 wife Martha age 25. Both men born in Vermont and lived in Muscoda Twsp., Grant Co. in the 1870 Census. Were they brothers? Who were their parents? Did they have a brother John b 1835? Any help appreciated, Loanne


Nancy Mitchell Thu Aug 3 2000 7:11 pm
Looking for any information about I.C. Jones and Mary McKinney. They are the parents of my great grandfather Ransome Jones that was born 30 May, 1858 in Grant Co, Wisconsin. He married Ada Crain, of whom I have no information. They eventually are known as farmers in the Prunedale, Elkhorn district of Monterey Co, California where Ransome died and is buried. Nancy Mitchell [email protected], e-mail address may change due to uswest being changed to qwest. Please try kennpoet at if the address doesn't work. Thanks.

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Helen Pratt Tue Aug 1 2000 11:04 pm
Looking for any information on a Ebenezer and Sarah Tyson they had at least one daughter Abra Mongomery Huckins Kielley she was living in either Grant or Crawford Co when she married my gggrandfather.
Helen Pratt
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Betty McCoy Tue Aug 1 2000 6:03 pm
I have been trying to find proof that my COLLINS family was in Grant Co. at least by 1940. James COLLINS and his wife Lydia had four children while living in Grant Co. They were Henry, born about 1840; Mary, born about 1841; William, born about 1842 and Norman, born May 04, 1845. They had property in Richland Co. at Orion, which was on the Grant Co. line and am wondering if the James Collins who had property in Grant Co. was connected in some way. Henry, William and Norman were all in the Civil War but entered from Richland Co. The pension papers of all three say they were born at Platt or Platteville. Can anyone help me. I don't even know the maiden name of James wife Lydia. Any scrap of information will be exciting for me. Thanks a million, Betty McCoy [email protected]

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Helen Wilson Mon Jul 31 2000 12:10 am
Looking for information on WILSON C. CRANDELL who married VIRGINIA M, PALMER on July, 03, 1864 in Grant Co., Wilson parents were JOHN H. and RHODA CRANDELL. VIRGINIA parents were WILLIAM H. and CARLINA L. PALMER. Any info on these family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Helen

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Candi Beard Nation Sun Jul 30 2000 1:01 pm
Am seeking info on Ferdinand W. BEARD, appears on the 1846 Grant Co WI census.
Ferdinand W. BEARD, b. 1818 Bedford Co VA, married Mary Wyatt HOWELL 1841 in Monroe Co, MO. Their 1st 4 children were born in Wisconsin, abt 1841-1849. Nancy J., Sarah Ann, Robert Ferdinand, James H.
Ferdinand and family show up in Missouri again on 1850 census. We know Ferdinand liked the river... and the river boats. We don't know the names of Ferdinand's parents, where he lived in Wisconsin other than Grant Co., or what brought him to Wisconsin, etc. It's rumored he was the son of a Virginia physician.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks -- Candi Beard Nation ([email protected])

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Jan Wood Strum Fri Jul 28 2000 2:10 pm
I have a lot of information and continue searching for MORE info and researchers on the Wiederholt family in Grant County, Wisconsin.

Jan Wood Strum
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Jerry Harrison Thu Jul 27 2000 8:40 pm
Hi All, does anyone have access to records for Grant County, WI? Edmond Taylor LOCKE and Harriet Amelia NIXON were m. Grant County on September 8, 1847. They had a daughter, Bertha, who was b. abt August 1849. Harriet, age 19, and Bertha, age 11/12 are found in Plattsville in the 1850 U.S. Census - with no mention of Edmond. Bertha m. ______ De Land (according to DAR records)

Did Edmond die prior to 1850? What happened to the family after 1850?

Thanks in advance for any help.


Jerry Harrison
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Albuquerque, NM


Grant D. Tanner Thu Jul 27 2000 2:03 am
Amsden, Henry md in Grant Co., 1851 looking for more info on possible brothers Lyman, Joe/Joseph, Simeon P.


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Catherine L. Hoffard Mon Jul 17 2000 5:51 pm
I am looking for information on James Thomas and wife Jane. They were listed in the 1840 and 1850 census of Grant county.

In the 1850 census the location is E district 25 (Harrison). Could someone tell me where the E district 25 (Harrison) is located. In 1850 the occupation listed for James is miner what were they mining? He and his wife are both listed as being from England and their first and second child were born in Virginia. I know that they were married in Virginia, does anyone have any suggestions?

The children in 1850 were Ja* H (14), Susan J (12), William J (10), Josiah (8), John (7), Richard (5), Edwin (4), and Obadiah (2).

Aloha, Oregon
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Betty Kersey Fri Jul 14 2000 10:13 pm
Searching for JOHN/MARTHA NEELEY of Grant Co. JOHN b. c 1811 in Pa. MARTHA b. in Ohio. CHILDREN: MILTON, WILLIAM, MARY JANE (GG GRANDMOTHER) HARRIET, LUCINDA, ASEL (ASCHEL ?), DAVID, MARTHA. Believe John was a brother to ROBERT and SAMUEL NEELEY both living in Grant CO. 1860. Contact [email protected]

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Betty Kersey Fri Jul 14 2000 10:05 pm
Searching for information on JOHN JOHNSON /LUCY HALL JOHNSON who came from ENGLAND in 1830. Childern: JOHN m.PERMILA (where), THOMAS and JOSEPH, JANE m. THOMAS HODGESON Pa., STEPHAN m. MARY JANE NEELY/NEELEY in Grant CO. Wis 1850 our gg grandfather. Believe John and Thomas were both in Wis. In 1835-42. Please contact [email protected]

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Jean Klebenow Sun Jul 9 2000 2:26 pm
Looking for information about Jacob SIDLER/SEIDLER/SIDLER , b 10 Oct 1823, Crawford Co, PA s/o Jacob Sitler and Sarah Kiser, md Mary STAINBROOK/STEINBRUCH abt 1845 , d 15 Dec 1898 in Boscobel, Grant, WI. Migrated to Dane Co., WI, part of 1850 and 1860 census. Want to exchange info with their descendants and learn about their children. Thanks. Jean Klebenow [email protected]


D.C. Van Fleet Fri Jul 7 2000 7:32 pm
SAVAGE, Asahel & Mary Ann (CHANDLER) per 1850 Census living in "24th District", Grant Co with 6 children, David, Joseph, John, Mary A, Eleanor, Sarah E. Next door are Chandler, Thomas-60, & Mary-63.

Does anyone know where the "24th District" was. Asahel & Mary Ann were married in IL, Fulton Co in 1840, and by 1855 they were in WI, Crawford Co. I am looking for any family information.

D.C. VAN FLEET- [email protected]


Star Ostgard Fri Jul 7 2000 1:19 am
Trying to find info on ancestors of Benjamin Franklin DICKERSON, b 19 Jul 1870, Boscobel, Grant Cty, WI, d 1915 in Iowa, married Anna Katherine BULOW (b 1871 IA). Benjamin is my half-siblings' ggrandfather (helping my niece find her half of the tree).

Star Ostgard
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Deb Miller Thu Jul 6 2000 5:52 pm
My GGG Grandparents were John Wesley Hammond and Sarah Jane Gleason. I believe they were married 10/20/1861 in Cassville, Grant County Wisconsin. Seeking any information on their relatives. I believe Sarah's father and mothers names were Chester Gleason and Effie Gleason (maiden name unknown). I know nothing more about J.W. Hammond.

Thank You
Deb Miller

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Dianne Morris Thu Jul 6 2000 4:24 am
HAWK, William b 9 Sep 1840 in England died in Platteville WI-son John G. HAWK by 15 Jul 1879 Platteville WI. Seek information on this family. They migrated to Fayette Co IL.

Dianne Morris
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