Della Shafer

AncientFaces Member since Aug 01, 2015

About: Surnames: AUBLE,BALL,BEST,BUCKINGHAM,HALEY,KNIFFEN,ORR,PUTMAN,SCOFIELD,SHAFER,SMITH,SPACE,STINSON,THORP,WARNER,WATKINS Areas of research: Ontario; Bedford & Somerset Co., PA; Hancock Co., OH; South-central IA; Sussex Co., NJ; St. Lawrence Co., NY; Wayne Co., IL; Kent Co., MI

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Charles Dill SPACE was born in Sussex county, N. J., on January 12, 1848. Charles' parents separated when he was five years old and he and his older brothers were finished raising by other families. In the 1860 Census, he was in the home of his uncle William SPACE in Newton, Sussex Co., NJ. He enlisted in the Regular Army at Cleveland, OH on Aug 9, 1870 and served in the 6th Cavalry, F Troop at Fort Griffin and Fort Richardson in Texas and in Wichita, KS until May 8, 1872 when he deserted from a camp near Ft. Hays, KS. His whereabouts after that are unknown until 1880, when he was found buying property in Belton, MO where he established and operated one or more feed mills. He was united in marriage to Olivia Adelia "Ollie" HALEY on October 15, 1888, in Belton. He later moved with his family to Sumner Co., KS and made his living with his family-owned threshing outfit.
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Pictured: Silas GORDON, born 1829 and wife Frances Ann (BALL) GORDON, born 1841 to James E. BALL and Virginia Caroline (WALKER) BALL; children Etta, Edd, John, William and Edd's baby.
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Photo taken in New Philadelphia, OH and identified as the father of Rebecca (born January 1825), wife of William WATKINS, whom she married in 1846 in Guernsey Co., OH. Census records for Rebecca indicated her father was born in Maryland.
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This group of photos was with the Gates ORR descendants' family pictures and was just labeled "Charlie Orr." This man doesn't fit in any known branches of the family, so it is a mystery how he might fit.
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Gates ORR, born 10 Feb 1827 Hanover, Licking Co., OH, died 10 Dec 1905 Sumner Co., KS and his second wife Mary Jane BEST, born 13 Nov 1839 Columbiana Co., OH, died 18 Feb 1923 Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. They came to Sumner Co., KS in 1878 with three children from Gates' first marriage and the three born to him by Mary Jane.
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