The Ancestors

Of

John Addison Biles

 

Special thanks to the following people for their help in compiling the information in this annex:

 

1. Barbara Anne (Effler) Hershner: Paragraph 4a.C.3.f.(4.(f.(2)(a)[1., below.

 

2. Larry Rea Thompson: Paragraph 4a.C.2.b.(5.(a.(9)(d)[1., below.

 

3. James Lloyd Biles.

 

4. June Hartzell and Christine Morgan (see Para. 4a.C.4.b.(6., below)

 

5. David Stephan: Paragraph 4a.C.3.f.(4.(a.(4)(a)[1., below.

 

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John Biles - Gen 5

 

Henry Biles (1748 - 1811)

 

Biles Generation 6

 

DAR Ancestor # A010103 

 

1.  Henry’s parents: John Biles, perhaps a descendant of the 2 Biles brothers (William & Charles) who emigrated to the Delaware River valley from England or Wales.  Source: family tradition from Henry’s son, Alexander Patterson Biles to his son, Jacob Place Biles, who repeatedly reported the same to his son, John Addison Biles.  This John Biles must have had other children, since John Addison Biles told Marian Elizabeth Biles: “My grandfather [Alexander Patterson Biles, a respected school teacher] often spoke [to his many grand children and students] of his cousins.”

 

However, it is also possible Henry moved to Northampton County, Pennsylvania from New England and was not a descendant of the William and Charles Biles who settled along the upper Delaware River.

 

2.  Henry’s birth: 29 February (leap year) 1748 in Bucks County (per DAR Index), Pennsylvania (also seen: (1) b. not far from Easton, PA, and (2) b. Trenton, NJ).  Of interest, John Addison Biles said Henry was a native of Trenton, New Jersey or a nearby farm.  (across the Delaware River from Bucks Co., PA).  However, Henry was young when the calendar was changed by government decree from 2 September 1752 to 14 Sep 1752, 11 days skipped (a date before 29 Feb 1700 (leap year) would only drop 10 days, since one of the days dropped was the Leap Year day of that year).  If he adjusted his birth date to the new style of time accounting, one might need to subtract 11 days (b. 17/18 Feb 1747/48) to match church or other records of his early life.

 

Henry’s death: 11/14 January 1811, without a will, from complications of internal injuries received when he fell from a horse at Monongahela City (originally called Parkinson's Ferry by 1792, then Williamsport by 1796), Washington County, Pennsylvania.  A coffin was constructed for Henry on 10 January 1811 (order placed by Henry's son, William) and the sum of $7 was paid for it by William Biles on 4 February 1811.  Henry's estate was settled 18 March 1825 (probate records).

 

3.  Other biographical notes on Henry:

 

Henry Biles was said to be a relatively short, portly man, and was a federalist (supporter of states rights).  He was a native of Trenton, New Jersey (or, perhaps across the Delaware River in Bucks Co., PA) before migrating as a young man (about 1770) to Lower Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania, perhaps residing at Easton for a while in transit.  Resided on a farm and was employed as a weaver.  His name does not appear in the 1761 public tax list for Smithfield Township, when he would have been about 13 years old.  Was a recruiting officer in the Northampton County, Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War, wearing his military uniform on all public occasions and holidays and riding a good horse in parades.  In 1778 he served as a private in Captain Timothy Jayne's 7th company of the 5th Battion of Northampton County, Pennsylvania's Militia.  In 1780, 1781, and in 1782 Henry served as a private in Captain Henry Shoemaker’s 5th Company, 4th class, 5th Battalion of Northampton County's Pennsylvania Militia (see PA Archives, 5th Series, Vol 8, pgs 379, 380, 417, 418, 420, and 435).

 

Purchased land in Lower Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania along the Delaware River, where his children were all born (1773-1790).  In 1786 Henry was taxed on 140 acres, a weaver, and 4 cattle, and by 26 February 1792 for 400 acres. (of interest, in the same general area, in 1792 a Charles Biles was taxed on 300 acres and 2 cattle; in Lower Saneon Twp a John Byle, Esq. was taxed on 271 acres, 4 horses, and 5 cattle, and in 1782 and 1786 a William Biles was taxed on 50 acres).  In the late 1780’s Henry Biles and a partner (as well as military comrade and close neighbor), Judge Moses Coolbaugh, went to Bradford County to establish a shad fishery at the mouth of Towanda Creek (or, by another account, near Wysox).  Moses bought land there in 1791 and stayed, but it appears Henry did not, opting instead to return during the fishing season to work with his friend and partner.  Store accounts in Lower Smithfield Township in 1807 indicate Henry was still a resident there.

 

In 1807 (or very early 1808), based on glowing accounts of the Louisiana Territory in correspondence from his son, John, Henry started out for that area to become a "planter" with his remaining children (all but John, Charles, Alexander, and Robert, who had already moved west).  They planned to follow the Ohio River system west.  It appears they stopped in Warren County, Pennsylvania, where Henry's son, Charles and his family, joined them.  In the fall of 1807 (or very early 1808) the party stopped to rest on the Monongahela River in Washington County, Pennsylvania, about 25 miles south of Fort Pitt (Pittsburg area), and in February or March 1808 Henry [per his son, William's recollection under oath] purchased a lot and house from John Smith for $75 (with $37.50 down payment) at Williamsport (earlier known as Georgetown), Nottingham Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania (a few miles west of what is now Monongehela City). On 21 May 1809 Henry Biles lost a law suit brought by George Schwartz, who was awarded $9.37 by the court.  It appears Henry did not pay promptly, because on 12 September 1809 Henry's son, William Biles was given 20 days to either sell a sufficient amount of Henry's property to pay that debt or to deliver Henry to the County Jail, where he would remain "until the said debt and costs accrued are paid."  During that multi-year stop, on or about 10 January 1811 Henry, age 62, tragically fell from the horse he was riding in a parade at Monongahela City and died from his injuries (rupture of internal organs).  That dramatically changed the family’s plans; Charles, William, Mary, and Betsey stayed near Pittsburg and started new lives.  Only Benjamin continued on the original course to the Louisiana Territory.  Henry, Jr. had already gone there by a different route.

 

1790 US Census: Henry Byles was heading a household in Lower Smithfield Township, Northampton (later Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  The household included 2 males over age 16, 6 males under age 16, and 2 females.

 

1800 US Census: Henry Biles was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.  The household included 2 males age 10 to 16; 3 males age 16 to 26; 1 male over age 45; 1 female under age 10; 3 females age 10 to 16; and 1 female over age 45.

 

1810 US Census: Henry Boyles was heading a household in Nottingham Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania (pg 74).  The household included 1 male over age 45; 2 females under age 10; 2 females age 10 to 16; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

4a. Henry’s 1st marriage:

 

A. To whom: Eleanor/Eleonor B. Patterson (also seen: Elenor Helen/Helena Patterson)

             "Nellie"/"Phoebe"

 

1. Nellie’s parents: Alexander Patterson of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, who was a large land owner near Easton, Pennsylvania.

 

2. Nellie’s birth: 11 June 1750 at Upper Bucks County/Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

Nellie’s death: 2 June 1802 (also seen: b. 21 Jun 1802), age 51, in Middle Smithfield Township, Northhampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania from complications of dropsy (obsolete term for generalized edema (swelling), probably caused by heart failure).

   

B. Marriage date & location: 2 January/June 1770 near Easton, Pennsylvania. (note: A Midwest Bible had them m. 2 Jun 1774, meaning they would need to have had their 1st son, John, very soon after marriage, since he was at least age 16 in 1790.)

 

C. Children:

 

1. John Biles: (more info)

 

Born about 1772-75 on the Biles homestead in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died about 1864.  Married (1st) (?) Stokes of Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York about 1795.  They resided near Painted Post/Horseheads, New York.  John was employed as a surveyor.  Moved to New Orleans, Louisiana about 1803, where he received a Presidential appointment as the 1st federal judge in Louisiana.  With his first wife John had the following son:

 

a. Lewis Biles: Born 14 October 1796 in Horseheads Township, Chemung County, New York.  Died 29 September 1875 in Bath Township, Steuben County, New York.  Owned and operated a foundry near Bath.  Was employed as a gunsmith.  Progenitor of the Biles of Louisiana and Los Angeles, California.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Schockey (b. 13 Aug 1801; d. 14 Mar 1820, probably from complications of child birth) on 4 August 1819 and had the following son:

 

(1. William A. Biles: Born 14 March 1820.  Died 27 September 1845.  Married Mary Downey in 1843 and had the following child:

 

(a. Infant son: Born April 1845.  Died after April 1845.  Never married.

 

Lewis Biles married (2nd) Delana Thurber (b. 4 Sep 1795; d. 24 Sep 1867) on 19 February 1822 and had the following children:

 

(2. Hezekiah S. Biles: Born 1 April 1823.  Died 6 April 1892.  Married Olive Griswold.  No Children.

 

(3. Elizabeth “Lib” Thurber Biles: (photos) Born 3 October 1825.  Died 10 December 1895.  Never married.

 

(4. John P. Biles: Born 1 June 1829.  Served 30 days in the Civil War.  Was manager in a foundry from 1851 to 1876.  Died 10 May 1908 in the Soldiers Home, Erie, Pennsylvania.  Married Elizabeth Abbie Bumsey (d. age 85) on 28 May 1858.  Of interest, Elizabeth had a brother (b. about 1834), who was age 94 in 1928.  John and Elizabeth had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Elmer Ellsworth Biles: (photos) Born 26 April 1863.  Corresponded with John Addison Biles several times over a number of years in the early 1900s regarding Biles family history; J.A. Biles shared with Elmer several family and Biles Reunion pictures.  Married Emma Myrtle A. Carpenter on 25 May 1904 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Elmer Ellsworth Biles, Jr. “Ellsworth”: (SSN: 556-12-3103) Born 2 February 1906.  Died November 1980.  Resided at Los Angeles, California 91344.

 

(2) Daughter: Married Harold Boyer and resided at Glendale, California, about 10 miles from his wife’s parents.

 

(b. Lewis A. Biles: Died August 1938.  Resided at Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.  Was married, but left his wife.

 

(c. Myrtle Emily Biles: Was in the 1st graduating class at Knoxville.  Resided at Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.  Never married.

 

(5. Frances “Fannie” N. Biles: (photos) Born 26/21 November 1831.  Died 3 August/23 April 1876.  Married Reuben W. Eddy (photos) (b. 17 Jul 1834, d. 13 Nov 1895) on 28 January 1862, who operated a clothing store.  Frances and Reuben had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. George Biles Eddy: Born 1862.  Was in the printing business.  Married Lillian Platner/Plotner (b. 1870) in 1889 and resided in Omaha, Nebraska; at one point in the Wellington Hotel there.  George and Lillian had the following children:

 

(1) George Edgar Eddy: Born 1890.

 

(2) Roberta Eddy: DAR member 106947 Vol 107, p. 288.  Born 1892 at Omaha, Nebraska. Married Richard Thatcher Kitchen and resided at Los Angeles, California.

 

(b. James W./B. Eddy: Died Bath, New York.

 

(6. Robert Teneyck Biles "Teneyck": Born 17 July 1834.  Died 7 April 1884, age 49, at Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois; interred there in Oakland Cemetery (block 5, lot 61).  Married Catherine "Kate" R. Vodges (b. abt 1838, d. 24 Jan 1913, age 75) in November 1860 and had the following children:

 

(a. Edward “Ned” DeLuce Biles: Born 22 September 1861/62 at Bath, Steuben County, New York.  Died 6 November 1937 at Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.  Founded the N.D. Biles Lumber Company in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Died 10 June 1937.  Married Mary Thompson Kyle (b. 11 Jan 1865, d. 5 Aug 1961) and had the following children:

 

(1) Edward “Ned” DeLuce Biles, Jr.: Born 22 September 1899 in Missouri.  Died there July 1985.  Continued in the lumber business.  Married (1st) Lucy Brisco Hughes on 5 November 1927 at Buchanan, Missouri and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Mary Elizabeth Biles: Born 1927.

 

Ned, Jr. married (2nd) Eustis H. Hundley (b. 1903, d. 1985) in 1935 and had the following daughter:

 

(b) Sally Scott Biles: Born 16 April 1940 at Kansas City, Missouri.  Died 21 April 2012, age 72, at Fairway, Kansas.  Married Hugh Almeron Sprague, III and had the following children:

 

[1. Elizabeth Sprague: Married (?) Brandt and had the following daughter:

 

[a. Elizabeth "Betsy" Brandt: Married (?) Hundley.

 

[2. Chesney Sprague: Married (?) Eden and had the following children:

 

[a. John Chesney Eden.

 

[b. Timothy Charles Eden.

 

[3. Hugh Almeron Sprague, IV.  Married (?) and had the following son:

 

[a. Matthew Chesney Sprague.

 

(2) Bessie Biles: (perhaps) 

 

(b. Bessie V. Biles: Born 1865.  Died 20 March 1888, age 21; interred Oakland Cemetery (shared gravestone with her parents and Uncle George).

 

(7. Lieutenant Colonel George E. Biles: Born 4 December 1836.  Died 6 February 1878, age 44, at Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois; interred there in Oakland Cemetery (block 5, lot 61).  Veteran of the American Civil War.  Enlisted as a Second Lieutenant on 30 April 1861 at Bath, Steuben County, New York; roughly 2 weeks later (16 May 1861) was commissioned into Company A, 23rd New York Infantry; resigned 12 November 1861.  Promoted to Captain 10 September 1862.  Commissioned into Company D, 161st New York Infantry Regiment on 10 November 1862; discharged for promotion on 10 September 1863 at Port Hudson (near Jackson), Louisiana.  Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commissioned into the 17th Infantry Regiment Corps d'Afrique on 24 September 1863; in 1864 this unit was redesignated the 88th Regiment of US Colored Troops (USCT), which in July 1864 was disbanded, with enlisted men transferred to other regiments.  Lieutenant Colonel George E. Biles was discharged from active duty on 28 July 1864.

 

(8. Martha “Marthy” Delana Biles: (photos) Born 8 February 1839.  Died after 1909.  Married Benjamin “Ben” Carr Wilson (d. 6 Aug 1889) on 6 August 1862 and had the following children:

 

(a. Robert Carr Wilson: Born 5 March 1865.  Was in the signal service.

 

(b. Lewis Fairfield Wilson: Born 13 November 1867.  Died 30 October 1922 at home in Maywood, New Jersey (0a suburb of Hackensack).  Was an attorney.  Married Marian H. Udall (d. 13 Jan 1929 at Pasadena, CA) and resided in New York City.  After Lewis died Marian moved to California, residing in 1927 at 10805 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles.  Lewis and Marian had the following children:

 

(1) Marian Udall Wilson: Born about 1905.  Graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1927 and was a teacher in the Pasadena, California public schools.

 

(2) Fairfield Wilson: Born about 1907.  Graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1928.

 

(c. Helen E. Wilson: (photos)(more info) Born 4 October 1878.  Died 1902/1 (about 26 years old) from typhoid fever in New York City; interment Grove Cemetery.  Was valedictorian of Haverling Academy in 1893 and graduated from Cornell University.  Was a teacher and writer for Century, Lippincott’s Cosmopolitan, and other publications in New York City.  Never married.

 

In 1805, following its purchase from France, Judge John Biles migrated west into Louisiana Territory, where, by some accounts, he married (2nd) (?) and had a family near Natchez Parish, Washington County, Mississippi, including the following daughter:

 

b. Martha Biles:  Born, presumably, in Louisiana Territory.  In 1863 she was living near Natchez, Washington County, Mississippi.

 

2. Charles C. Biles: (more info)

 

Born on the Biles homestead approximately 1776/8 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Apparently died before 1830.  Married Jane Miles, daughter of Robert Miles, by 1806, when Charles was taxed for 400 acres of land in Warren County, Pennsylvania and the year before their son, Jehiel, was born.  By one account Charles married Jane on 16 November 1796 in Northampton County, the year before his future father-in-law moved to and purchased 1,100 acres of land in Warren County.  Charles Biles and Robert Miles both served in the Northampton County Militia, so it's likely Charles and his father, Henry Biles, knew Robert Miles in Northampton County, and it is possible Charles also knew Jane Miles before she moved to western Pennsylvania.  Warren County in 1806 and 1809. 

 

We aren't sure when Charles Biles moved west to Warren County, but it was certainly before 1806.  His mother died in 1802, and his father was still a resident of Middle Smithfield Township in 1807.  To have moved to the same area of Warren County as his father-in-law would seem to indicate Charles was married to Jane Miles before they left Northampton County.  Otherwise, an unmarried Charles would have had to move west by himself and, coincidentally, would have had to settle near the Roberts in Warren County, where he met (perhaps again) and married Jane.  The fact that Charles and Jane did not have children until 1807 suggests their marriage was probably close to 1806, unless one or more initial children did not survive.

 

Both Charles Biles and Robert Miles were taxed in Warren County in 1806 and 1809.  About 1810 Charles and Jane joined Henry Biles and his younger children as they moved west, settling that same year near Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, just east of Monongahela City, which is just south of Pittsburg.  Their residence was on a horseshoe bend of the river between Donora and Fisher Heights.  Census records list Charles’ occupation as agriculture, but he was also employed as a surveyor and was an expert weaver.

 

Charles wrote his brother, Alexander Patterson Biles, that he was going down the Ohio River to fight Indians.  He built a boat on the Monongahela River and with his family (except daughter, Ellen, who was married by then and resided near Pittsburg) floated down the Ohio River to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where Charles was taken ill.  Jane left her son, William, and daughter, Mary, with Charles and continued down river.  In case their father recovered, they were to continue downriver.  However, the family never met again.  Mary soon married Dr. Keltsy, who had been caring for her father. (note: Charles’ granddaughter, Mary Caroline (Biles) Armour wrote on 29 Oct 1900 that Charles and Jane died in Lawrence Co., PA; this was also, apparently, the position of the Crawford Co., PA Historical Society.  However, Mary’s brother, Dr. William Patterson Biles, Jr. had a different account – see Para. g.(6, below.)

 

At the time of the 1830 US Census, Jane (Miles) Biles was heading a household in Brighton Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  Charles and Jane (Miles) Biles had the following children:

 

a. Jehial Biles: Born 1807 (also seen: 1799), probably in Warren County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edith Griswold on 3 April 1828 at Trumbull, Ohio and later resided at Cincinnati, Ohio.  Jehial and Edith had the following children:

 

(1. Charles Biles.

 

(2. Lydia Ellen Biles.

 

(3. Two additional children died young.

 

b. Eleanor “Ellen” Biles: Born about 1809 in, probably, Warren County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. Beaver Co., PA).  Died 26 February 1879 at Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred there 27 February in the Bingham Street Methodist-Episcopal Cemetery, corner of Ormsby and Hays Avenues.  Married Benjamin Franklin Hunnewell/Honeywell and had the following children:

 

(1. Alfred Albert Hunnewell: Born 7 February 1832 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 23 May 1868 in Yount Township, Napa County, California.  Married Eliza E. Bowman and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Carrie Hunnewell: Born 13 July 1855 in Pennsylvania.  Died 29 July 1943 at San Francisco, California.  Married James W. Safley and had the following children:

 

(1) Agnes Safley.

 

(2) Irene Safley.

 

(3) Leone Safley.

 

(4) Beatrice M. Safley.

 

(2. Mary Jane Hunnewell: Born 3 October 1836 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married George W. Caldwell and had the following children:

 

(a. Laura B. Caldwell: Born 1 June 1858.  Died 17 August 1940.

 

(b. George W. Caldwell, Jr.: Born about 1861.

 

(c. William H. Caldwell: Born about 1863.

 

(d. Charles E. Caldwell: Born about 1865.

 

(e. Frances M. Caldwell: Born about 1869.

 

(3. Caroline Hunnewell: Born 8 May 1839 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 29 November 1842.

 

(4. Benjamin Franklin Honeywell, Jr.

 

(5. Catherine Ann Hunnewell: Born 16 August 1843 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 11 August 1919 from complications of bronchial pneumonia; interred 14 August in Southside Cemetery.  Married Christopher Marker and had the following children:

 

(a. Sarah Ann Marker: Born 12 December 1863 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 12 June 1946 from complications of coronary occlusion; interred 15 June in Mount Royal Cemetery.  Married Charles Maxwell Hager and had the following children:

 

(1) George Edward Hager.

 

(2) John Francis Hager.

 

(3) Mabel Evaline Hager.

 

(4) Anna Stuart Hager.

 

(5) Charles W. Hager, Jr.

 

(6) John Charles Edward Hager.

 

(7) Catherine Sophia Hager.

 

(8) George Christopher Hager.

 

(9) Helen Aleda Hager: Born 9 August 1900 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 21 November 1971 from complications of intestinal blockage and gangrene; interred South Side Cemetery.  Married Charles Henry Thompson on 7 August 1918 at Folansbee, West Virginia and had the following children:

 

(a) Raymond Lea Thompson: Born 17 April 1920 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died April 1985 at Salem, Ohio; interred there.  Married Henrietta Voelker.

 

(b) Aleda Helen Thompson: Born 22 September 1921 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 28 January 1999.  Married Stephen John Fitzgerald and had the following children:

 

[1. Stephen John Fitzgerald, Jr.

 

[2. Patricia Louise Fitzgerald.

 

(c) Loretta Fern Thompson: Born 20 November 1922 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 August 1991 at McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.  Married James Melville Dougherty on 31 December 1952 at Pittsburgh and had the following children:

 

[1. Elizabeth Ann Dougherty.

 

[2. Donna Lee Dougherty.

 

[3. Carol Lynn Dougherty.

 

(d) Anna Elizabeth Thompson: Born 14 January 1926 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 15 December 1982 at Imperial, Pennsylvania; interred 18 December in Melrose Cemetery.  Married Frank Rea Thompson on 3 July 1942 at Pittsburgh and had the following children:

 

[1. Larry Rea Thompson: Born 1943 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Has done a lot of work documenting his family’s history, some of which is on display in this annex, but more so at his web page: http://twothompsongenealogies.com/.

 

Married Patricia Paulette Madenich in 1964 at Chicago, Illinois and had the following children:

 

[a. Trudi Christina Thompson.

 

[b. Pauline Bernadette Thompson.

 

[c. Larry Rea Thompson, Jr.

 

[d. Brian Paul Thompson.

 

[2. Paul Raymond Thompson.

 

[3. Frank Rea Thompson, Jr.

 

[4. William Alan Thompson.

 

(e) Charles Henry Thompson, Jr.

 

(10) Alice Gertrude Hager.

 

(11) Hubert Peirson Hager.

 

(b. Catherine Marker.

 

(c. John C. E. Marker.

 

(6. Ellen Hunnewell.

 

(7. William Wiley Honeywell.

 

c. Mary Biles: Born in western Pennsylvania, perhaps Warren, Beaver, or Washington County.  Died at Poland, Ohio.  Married, probably before 1830, Dr. (?) Keltsy/Kelty, who was caring for her sick father at Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  Subsequently resided near New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (on the railroad).

 

d. John Hanson Biles: Born 13 December 1813 at Twilight, Washington County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. MD).  Died 10 June 1890 in Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred in Row 7 of Mt. Tabor Cemetery (Methodist/Episcopal), Long Branch Borough, Rosco Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  John was employed as a laborer and miner.

 

1850 US Census: John (age 36 and employed as a farmer) was heading a household in East Pike Run Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. (age 35); son, Harrison (age 15 and employed as a laborer); daughter, Elizabeth (age 11); son, William H. (age 8); son, John (age 5); daughter, Melissa (age 3); daughter, Druzilla (age 1); and Fleming Biles (age 19) [son of Alexander Patterson Biles, the son of Henry Biles, Jr., Para. 5, below].  All were born in Pennsylvania.

 

1870 US Census: Employed as a coal miner.  All children born in Pennsylvania.

 

John married Mary Ann Lynn/Linn (b. 22 Apr 1814 in Washington Co., PA, d. 26 Dec 1891; interred Mt Tabor Cemetery, Rosco) on 8 September 1834 in Washington County.  From about 1844 to about 1849 they resided in the log cabin that had been constructed in 1799 for the Friends’ (Quaker) Fallowfield Monthly Meeting and was in use for that purpose until about 1840.  In 1849 the property was sold to Cornelius McKenna, who donated part to the local Methodist congregation, and a Methodist church was built on the site in 1850.  That church was given the name Mt. Tabor by Mrs. Mahlon Riggs, whose son, John L. Riggs, married Dorothy Biles, daughter of Alexander Patterson Biles of Allen Township.  John and Mary had the following children:

 

(1. Harrison/Henry Biles: (photos) Born 22 February 1835 in Allen Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 October 1917, age 82 years, 7 months, and 15 days; took his own life (gunshot wound to the head) to escape arthritis pain when laudanum was made illegal and was no longer available.  Was employed as a laborer and miner.  Resided at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: No record found.

 

1870 US Census: Harrison Biles, age 35 (b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household at Monongahela City, Allen Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Harriet Biles, age 30 (b. PA); daughter, Mary A. Biles, age 5 (b. PA); son, John Biles, age 3 (b. PA); and sister-in-law, Hannah Watson, age 32 (b. PA) and employed as a house keeper (see Watson Annex).  Of interest, the household headed by his father, John Biles, age 55, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

1880 US Census: Harrison Biles, age 45 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household in the Village of Allenport, Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Harriett Biles, age 40 (b. location not recorded); daughter, Mary Ann Biles, age 16 (b. PA) and at home; son, John W. Biles, age 13 (b. PA); son, William H. Biles, age 9 (b. PA); daughter, Olive B. Biles, age 1 (b. PA); daughter, Hanah L. Biles, age 5 (b. PA); and daughter, Ella V. Biles, age 2 (b. PA).

 

1900 US Census: Harrison Biles, age 65 (b. Feb 1835 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household on Gilbert Street in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 40 years, Harriet A. Biles, age 60 (b. Dec 1839 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 8 children, 6 of whom were still alive; and daughter, Hannah Biles, age 24 (b. Sep 1875 in PA), single, and employed as a dress maker.  Of interest, the household headed by Henry Biles, age 29 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a teamster, was enumerated next door.

 

1910 US Census: Harrison Biles, age 75 (b. PA; father b. MD; mother b. PA) and not employed, was heading a household on Gilbert Street in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 49 years, Harriet A. Biles, age 70 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and not employed, who had been married once and had had 8 children, 6 of whom were still alive; daughter, Hannah L. Biles, age 34 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a seamstress in her own home; and boarder, James N. Davenport, age 32 (b. PA; father b. England; mother b. PA), single, and employed as a coal miner.

 

Harrison Biles married Harriet Ann Watson (photos) (b. 3 Dec 1839 at McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA, d. 25 Jun 1910, age 70 yrs, 6 mos., and 21 days; interred with Harrison), daughter of James (b. Allegheny Co., PA) and Mary (Stewart) Watson of McKeesport, on 29 April 1860 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a. Anna Cordelia Biles: Born 4 January 1861 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 July 1861.

 

(b. James Franklin Biles: Born 26 May 1862 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 13 October 1863.

 

(c. Mary Ann Biles: (photos) Born 1 July 1864 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 9 January 1939; interred Woodlawn Cemetery, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married Samuel Allan Rankin (b. 28 Oct 1860 in PA, d. 7 Dec 1936, age 76 yrs, 1 mo., and 9 days, from complications of congestive heart failure, at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., PA; interred with Mary), son of John (b. 1837 in Scotland, d. Gillespie, Fayette Co., PA; interred there in Little Redstone Presbyterian Cem.) and Mary Anne (Thropp/Throp) Rankin (b. 1837 in England, d. 1881 at Gillespie, Fayette Co., PA; interred with John), on 5 July 1882 (also seen: m. abt 1881) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Isadora/Icadora Rankin: Born 29 March 1882 in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. Fayette City, Fayette Co., PA).  Died 5 May 1946 at Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Woodlawn Cemetery, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

Isadora Rankin married Charles Bush Temple, Jr. (b. 31 Mar 1886 at Glendale, Scott Twp, Allegheny Co., PA, d. 1959; interred with Isadora), son of Charles Bush (b. 1847, d. 1929) and Martha J. (Malone) Temple (b. 1852, d. 1918) and had the following children:

 

(a) Allene Temple: Born 1912 in PA.

 

(b) Samuel Charles Temple: Born 9 October 1913 at East McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died ; interred Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married Nancy Fleming Vine (b. 3 Apr 1919 in Scotland) on 25 December 1941 at Pitcairn, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c) Lloyd Temple: Born 7 September 1915 in Pennsylvania.  Died 23 June 2002 at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married Regina Helen Mckay.

 

(d) Joseph Temple: Born 1918 in Pennsylvania.

 

 

(2) William Rankin: Born 1884 in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Alliene Rankin: Born 28 May 1884 in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) Webber and had the following children:

  

(a) Joseph Webber: Born 1908 in Pennsylvania.

 

(b) William Frank Webber: Born 1910 in Pennsylvania.

  

(4) Samuel Harrison Rankin "Harrison": Born 23 September 1886 in Elco or Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 April 1944 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; interred Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California.  Married Myra H. (?) (b. 1895, d. 1975).

 

(5) Harry Rankin.

 

(6) William Mitchell Rankin.

 

(7) Arthur Bryan Rankin: Born 3 August 1896 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 23/22 December 1972.  Married Mary (?) (b. 1894, d. 1978).

 

(8) Alexander Biles Rankin: Born 19 November 1902 at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 24 March 1972 in Pennsylvania.  Married Clara Grace Probst (b. 1901 in PA, d. 2001) and had the following children:

 

(a) Raymond B. Rankin: Born 1923.  Died 3 December 2019 at Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland.  Married Betty Jane Ross (b. 8 Jun 1923, d. 16 Aug 2005 at Rockville, Montgomery Co., MD) on 2 October 1946 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b) Philip Rankin.

 

 

(d. John Watson Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 13 October 1866 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 May 1955, age 88, from complications of heart disease at home in Marianna, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred there in Beallsville Cemetery, Bealsville.  Employed as a miner.

 

John W. Biles married, as her 2nd husband, Emma (Winde) Booth (b. abt 1865 in PA, d. 29 Sep 1938), who had the following daughters from her 1st marriage:

 

(1) Martha (?): Married (?) Leeds and in 1955 resided at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Gertrude (?): Married (1st) (?) Cheaver.  Married (2nd) (?) Hathaway and in 1955 resided at Beallsville, Pennsylvania.

 

(e. William Henry Biles "Henry": (photos) (more info) Born 14 April 1871 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 January 1965 at Elco, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  After leaving school spent 12 years as a store clerk, then was a miner until 1918, when he opened a general store in Elco, Washington County, Pennsylvania (along the Monongahela River), which was a success.  William was also appointed Postmaster of Elco on 20 July 1918.  In 1924 he was elected Burgess of Roscoe.

 

1900 US Census: Henry W. Biles, age 29 (b. Apr 1871 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a teamster, was heading a household on Gilbert Street in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Elberting Biles, age 24 (b. Oct 1875 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Edith E. Biles, age 1 (b. Nov 1898 in PA); and daughter, Harriet A. Biles, age 4 months (b. Apr 1900 in PA).  Of interest, the household headed by his father, Harrison Biles, age 65 (b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was enumerated next door.

 

1910 US Census: William H. Biles, age 39 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a laborer in a coal mine, was heading a household on Nixon Hill Road in Long Branch Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Elberta Biles, age 34 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Edith E. Biles, age 11 (b. PA); daughter, Harriet A. Biles, age 10 (b. PA); son, William H. Biles, Jr., age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Anna D. Biles, age 5 (b. PA); and daughter, Iris E. Biles, age 3 (b. PA).

 

1920 US Census: W. H. Biles, age 48 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as Post Master in a post office, was heading a household on Second Avenue in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Elberta Biles, age 44 (b. PA; parents b. PA); daughter, Edith E. Biles, age 21 (b. PA), single, and not employed; daughter, Harriet A. Biles, age 19 (b. PA), single, and employed as a clerk in a post office; son, William H. Biles, age 16 (b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer in a coal mine; daughter, Susa D. Biles, age 15 (b. PA); daughter, Iris C. Biles, age 12 (b. PA); and daughter, Grace D. Biles, age 9 (b. PA).

 

1930 US Census: William Biles, age 58 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a Post Master in a  post office, was heading a household on Second Avenue in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  His residence was valued at $6,000, and he married 1st at age 27.  The household also included his wife, Alberta Biles, age 54 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 23; son, William Biles, Jr., age 27 (b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer in a chemical works; daughter, Anna Biles, age 25 (b. PA), single, and employed as a teacher in the Elco Public School; daughter, Iris Biles, age 23 (b. PA), single, and not employed; and daughter, Grace Biles, age 19 (b. PA), single, and not employed.

 

1940 US Census: W. H. Biles, age 68 (b. PA) and employed as a laborer doing road work, was heading a household on Second Street in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 7th grade.  The household also included his wife, Elberta Biles, age 64 (b. PA), who had completed 4th grade; son, William H. Biles, age 36 (b. PA) and employed as a Roadman? for a coal mine, who had completed 7th grade; and daughter, Iris E. Biles, age 34 (b. PA) and employed as a public school teacher, who had completed 4 years of college.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

William Henry Biles married Edith Alberta “Elbertie” Davis (b. 19 Oct 1875 at Woods Run (now a neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh), Allegheny Co., PA, d. 1955; interred with William), daughter of Greenbury D. (b. 1837 at Zollarsville, PA, d. 3 Mar 1899), who was a cooper, as was his father) and Ellen (Mahlon) Davis (b. 11 Apr 1837 in Washington Co., PA, d. 13 Dec 1891), on 30 May 1898 at Wood’s Run (also seen: m. Fayette Co., PA).  Of interest, Greenbury D. Davis was the son of Joseph (native of Washington Co., PA) and Edith (Bumgarner) Davis.  William and Alberta had the following children:

 

(1) Edith Ellen Biles: Born 10 November 1898 at Elco, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 May 1943; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated 1918 from Elco High School and 1920 from Southwestern Normal School, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a school teacher.  Married James Bell, Jr. (b. 2 Feb 1897/99, d. 12 Dec 1956; interred with Edith) on 24 July 1929 and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Anna “Ann” Elberta Bell: Born 1938.  Married (1st) Robert Huber and had the following children:

 

[1. Scott Albert Huber.

 

[2. Pamela Marie Huber: Married Dennis Cummings.

 

Anna (Bell) Huber married (2nd) Fred W. Abraham (b. 1915) at Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

(2) Harriet Ann Biles: Born 7 April 1900.  Died 1997; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married James Parkins (b. 20 Jan 1895 in Washington Co., PA, d. 31 Jul 1949; interred with Harriet) on 16 August 1926.  No children.  In 1997 was living with her sister, Iris, in her parents’ house.

 

(3) William Henry Biles, Jr.: Born 21 January 1903 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 17 November 1959; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

(4) Anna Drusilla Biles "Susa": Born November 1904 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6 July 1954; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from Elco High School and Southwestern Normal School, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Subsequently employed as a school teacher.

 

1930 US Census: Albert Fargukar, age 46 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a clerk in a steel mill, was heading a household in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st at age 32, and his residence was valued at $1,700.  The household also included his wife, Sadie Fargukar, age 48 (b. PA; father b. England; mother b. PA), who married 1st at age 34; daughter, Alberta Fargukar, age 12 (b. PA); daughter, Mary Fargukar, age 8 (b. PA); step-son, Clifford Giles, age 23 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a clerk in a steel mill; and mother, E. Jane Abbot, age 71 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and widowed.

 

1940 US Census: Clifford Giles, age 34 (b. PA) and employed as a clerk in a steel mill, was heading a household at 255 Church Street in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 2 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $1,200.  The household also included his wife, Anna Giles, age 35 (b. PA), who had completed 2 years of college; daughter, Charma J. Giles, age 6 (b. PA); and daughter, Iris A. Giles, age 4 (b. PA).  They resided in the same borough on 1 April 1935.

 

Anna Biles married Clifford G. Giles (b. 18 Apr 1906 in PA, d. 15 Mar 1969; interred with Anna), son of (?) and Sarah "Sadie" (Boyle) Giles, on 21 January 1933 and had the following children:

 

(a) Sharma Jean Giles: Born 20 January 1934.  Died 2 December 2010, about age 76; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Frank Dietz, likely born about 1928 and the son of Frank and Mary (?) Dietz of Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in July 1954 and had 1 son and 2 daughters.  Married (2nd) (?).

 

(b) Iris Ann Giles: Born 24 April 1935.  Died 17 October 2012; interred Fells Church Cemetery, Fellsburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Raymond O. Schwartz (b. 18 Apr 1931), likely the son of Otto Schwartz, and in 2004 resided at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Iris and Raymond had 2 children.

  

(5) Iris Emma Biles: Born 29 March 1907 at Long Branch, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 22 April 2001 at Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from Charleroi High School, Washington County, Pennsylvania and Southwestern Normal School, California, Pennsylvania.  Never married.  In 1997 was living with her sister, Harriet, in the house she grew up in with her parents.

 

(6) Grace Dixon Biles: Born 10 May 1910.  Died 10 July 1974; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from high School at California, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Percy Amil Wagner (b. 1906 in PA, d. 15 Mar 1957; interred with Grace), son of Joseph and Amelia (Schultz) Wagner, on 5 November 1932 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  No children.

 

(f. Olive Blanche Biles: (photos) Born 31 March 1873 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 26/31 May 1935 in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Olive Biles married (1st) John Hugh "JH" Mitchell (b. Nov 1858 at Bentleyville, Washington Co., PA, d. 5 Dec 1905 at Coal Center, Washington Co., PA; interred with Olive), son of David (b. 1821, d. 1898) and Sarah A. (Lutes) Mitchell (b. 1820, d. 1867), on 11 September 1896 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  John was a storekeeper at Coal Center until his death.  Olive and John had the following children:

 

(1) Ross Mitchell: Born 9 June 1897 at Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 25 January 1907, about age 10, at Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania (accident; struck by train).

 

(2) Hazel E. Mitchell: Born 9 June 1899 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died there March 1984.  Married Dewey Ellsworth Dodds (b. 22 Mar 1898 at Herminie, Sewickley Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 15 Jan 1971 at Irwin, Westmoreland Co., PA) and resided at Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3) John Maurice Mitchell: Twin. Born 21 October 1902 at Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 14/18 May 1941, from complications of typhoid fever, at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Maisie Hopkin/Hopkins (b. 26 May 1903 in PA, d. 15 Aug 1989 in Westmoreland Co., PA) and resided at Herminie, where he worked in the mine.

 

(4) Joseph Fretts Mitchell: Twin. Born 21 October 1902 at Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 November 1991 at Greenburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Gladys M. Bashforth (b. 30 Jan 1905 in PA, d. 31 Jul 1981 at Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA) and resided at Scottdale, then Greenburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where Joseph was assistant cashier at the First National Bank until his retirement in 1968.

 

Olive (Biles) Mitchell married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, John Lloyd Nicklow (b. 4 Jan 1871 in Fayette Co., PA, d. 3 Jul 1956 at Herminie, Westmoreland Co., PA), son of Franklin and Huldah (Thomas) Nicklow, on 14 July 1908 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and moved to Herminie, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where Lloyd was a mine supervisor.  John Nicklow had married (1st) Lula E. Butler (b. 1873) on 22 July 1893 at Percy, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and had children.

 

(g. Hannah Louisa Biles: (photos) Born 25 September 1875 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1 February 1963, age 87, from complications of heart disease at Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Hannah Biles married James Nicholas Davenport (b. 4 Aug 1877 at West Newton, PA, d. 9 Aug 1937, age 60 yrs and 4 days, at Charleroi, Washington Co., PA (hit by an automobile on Route 88); interred with Hannah), son of John (b. England) and Sarah (Young) Davenport (b. Granville, PA) on 10 July 1910 and resided in Elco Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Hanna and James had the following children:

 

(1) Sarah Harriet Davenport "Harriet": Born 14 January 1912.  Died 13 June 1979; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married William Barr Kennedy (b. 16 Nov 1905 at Elco, Washington Co., PA, d. 6 Apr 1974, age 68; interred with Sarah) on 27 January 1933 and had the following children:

 

(a) James William Kennedy: Born 1934.  Married (1st) Mary Ann Kassarski (d. 1955).  Married (2nd) Donna Kay Cooper in 1957 and had the following children:

 

[1. Jeffrey William Kennedy: Born 1958.

 

[2. James Kevin Kennedy: Born 1961.

 

[3. Mary Elaine Kennedy: Born 27 March 1959.  Died 27 March 1959.

 

(b) Raymond Eugene Kennedy: Born 1935.  Married Joan Tushak in 1955 and had the following children:

 

[1. Frank Joe Kennedy: Born 1956.

 

[2. Raymond Steven Kennedy: Born 1957.

 

[3. Cynthia Louise Kennedy: Born 1958.

 

(c) Karen Elaine Kennedy: Born 1938.  Married (1st) David Lee Scrip in 1959 and had the following children:

 

[1. David Scrip, Jr.: Born 1961.

 

[2. Kimberley Scrip: Twin.  Born 1962.

 

[3. Kathleen Scrip: Twin.  Born 1962.

 

[4. Michelle Rena Scrip: Born 1965.

 

Karen (Kennedy) Scrip married (2nd) Raymond Ermlich.

 

(2) James Arthur Davenport: Born 23 December 1914.  Died 9 December 1917.

 

(3) 5 additional still births.

 

(h. Ella Victoria Biles "Victoria": (photos) Born 23 December 1877 in Allenport Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 2 October 1958 at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred there in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Married John James Fitch (b. 21 Mar 1874, d. 27 Jul 1953; interred with Ella) on 14 June 1898 and resided at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Ella and John had the following children:

 

(1) Willard Rankin/Rockley Fitch: Born 21 August 1898 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 May 1952 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  Married Julia Orbin and were missionaries in Korea.  Willard and Julia had the following children:

 

(a) Willard Fitch, Jr.

 

(b) Lloyd Fitch.

 

(2) Silas McKinney/McKenzie Fitch: Born 1 September 1900 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died May 1967 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.  Married Flora M. Bell (b. 1899 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA) on 9 June 1936 in Manhattan Borough, New York City, New York.

 

(3) Millard Fitch: Born 6 September 1900 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4) Earl Milton/Mitchell Fitch: Born 18 September 1902 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 April 1919; interred McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (also seen: d. Jul 1985 at Greeville, Mercer Co., PA).

 

(5) Gladys Fitch: Born 1904 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(6) Mildred Gertrude Fitch: Born 10 April 1905 at Port Vue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 4 June 1994 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married Frank James Kamper/Kampman (b. 22 May 1902 in PA, d. Aug 1981 at McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA) on 7 February 1923 in Brooke County, West Virginia and perhaps had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Mildred Gertrude Kampman: Born 16 June 1925 at Port Vue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 June 2013.

 

(b) Carl Kamper/Kampman.

 

(c) Betty Jane Kamper/Kampman.

 

(7) Ora Fitch: Twin.  Born 13 September 1907 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 30 September 1913; interred  Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(8) Orval Fitch: Twin.  Born 13 September 1907 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 August 1994.  Married Dorothy Rohde and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Evelyn Fitch.

 

(9) Florence Phoebe Fitch: Born 10 June 1910 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 2 November 1999 at Clearwater, Hillsborough County, Florida.  Married Jim Karns and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Geraldine Karns.

 

(10) Gladys Harriet Fitch: Born 13 February 1914.

 

(11) Donald R. Fitch: Born 15 November 1916 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 November 2009 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(12) Clyde Alvin/Alvis Fitch: Born 23 July 1919 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1 October 1999 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

 

(2. Booth Biles: Died as an infant on 29 September 1838.

 

(3. Elizabeth Ann Biles: Born 17 January 1839 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 27 September 1921, age 82; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Jesse Duncan Barnum (b. 17 Aug 1835, d. 19 Apr 1897; interred Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cem., Washington Co., PA) on 4 January 1864 and had the following children:

 

(a. Samuel Arrison Barnum: Born 20 September 1864 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 12 August 1949, age 84; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Sarah "Sadie" Jane Anderson (b. Sep 1864/66 in PA, d. 7 Dec 1918 at home in California Twp, Washington Co., PA; interred with Samuel) and had the following children:

 

(1) Ruth Cleveland Barnum: Born 28 January 1889 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 July 1961, age 72, at Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interred Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Harry Alexander and in 1927 resided at Akron, Ohio.

 

(2) Paul Thurman Barnum: Born 24 November 1891 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 January 1946, age 54, at Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina; interred there in Mount Hope Cemetery.  Married Elizabeth Isabel St George (b. 1896, d. 1994; interred with Paul) and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Grace Bonnelle Barnum: Born 6 June 1923 in Moore County, North Carolina.  Died 1949; interred Mount Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina.

 

(3) Grace Barnum: Born 23 January 1894 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 9 December 1927, age 34, at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  In 1912 graduated from the California, Pennsylvania Normal School.  Married, as his 1st wife, Wilbur Floyd Galbraith (b. 12 Aug 1891 in Washington Co., PA, d. 19 Dec 1969, age 78, at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; interred there in Homewood Cem.), son of Alexander Woodroe Galbraith.  Wilbur Galbraith, who was employed as an attorney, married (2nd) Florence Gretton (b. 1900, d. 1984).

 

(4) Hildagail "Gail" Barnum: Born 22 November 1898 at California, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 April 1960, age 61, at home in Indian Head Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edward Raymond Sparks (b. 1899, d. 1983; interred with Gail) and in 1927 resided at Indian Head, Pennsylvania.  Hildagail and Edward had the following children:

 

(a) Sarah Jane Sparks: In 1960 resided at New York City, New York.

 

(b) Ann Sparks: Married Llewellyn Bell and in 1960 resided at Columbus, Ohio.

 

(b. Ada Barnum: Born 17 December 1867 in Pennsylvania.  Died 17 November 1916, age 48, at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Alvin Packer Barnum: Born 24 June 1869.  Died 14 July 1947, age 78; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Sophia Jones (b. 30 Dec 1869 at Allenport, Washington Co., PA, d. there in Mercy Hospital on 7 Feb 1938, age 68; interred with Alvin) in October 1889 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) David Reese Barnum: Born 3 February 1894 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 8 May 1964 in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, age 70; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Marjorie H. (Balmer) Riley (b. 10 Jul 1910, d. 5 Dec 1989, age 79; interred Belle Vernon Cem., North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland Co., PA), who had married 1st John Otto Riley (b. 11 Apr 1903, d. 13 Jan 1944; interred with Marjorie) and had the following son:

 

(a) John Riley: In 1964 resided at Sherman Oaks, California.

 

(2) Mary J. Barnum: Born 9 January 1897.  Died 3 August 1988, age 91; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edward Vernon Balmer (b. 1895, d. 1962; interred with Mary).

 

(d. Francis Rumble Barnum: Born 21 May 1873 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1956; interred Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Married Georgia C. Baldwin (b. 25 Dec 1874 in PA, d. 28 Oct 1940, age 65; interred with Francis) and had the following children:

 

(1) Elizabeth Marie Barnum: Born 1897 at Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 May 1965 in Marshall County, West Virginia; interred Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Married (?) Lowery.

 

(2) Jesse Thornton Barnum: Born 21 July 1898 at Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 June 1974, age 75, at Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Married Rose Hilda/Hildred Brantner (b. 22 Dec 1900 at Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, d. 5 Sep 1974, age 73, at Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga Co., OH; interred with Jesse), daughter of Michael L. and Philippine (Kull) Brantner, in 1923 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) David T. Barnum: Married Nancy (?) and in 2010 resided at Willowick, Ohio.

 

(b) Dorothy Rose Barnum: Born 8 May 1924 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.  Died there 21 September 2003, age 79, in Bishop J. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, West Virginia; interred Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Married William Edwin Maxwell (b. 21 Oct 1918 at Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, d. 5 Apr 1985, age 66; interred with Dorothy).

 

(c) J. Richard Barnum: Born 1 November 1926 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Died 6 August 1997, age 70, at Marion, Grant County, Indiana; interred Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

 

(d) Margaret "Peggy" Barnum: Born 15 February 1929 in Marshall County, West Virginia.  Died 10 February 2010, age 80, at home in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; interred Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Married Richard Ward and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Randy Ward.

 

[2. Michele Ward: Married Charles "Chuck" Duckworth and in 2010 resided at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.  Michele and Chuck had the following children:

 

[a. Mallory Duckworth: In 2010 resided at Huntington, West Virginia.

 

[b. Chase Duckworth: In 2010 resided at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

 

[3. Stacey Ward: Married (?) Davis, and in 2010 resided at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

(3) Susan Frances Barnum: Born 26 August 1905 at Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 January 1995, age 89, at home in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; interred there in Union Cemetery.  Married Walter M. Magers (b. 21 Jan 1904 at Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, d. 2 Sep 1999, age 95, age Westerville, Franklin Co., OH; interred with Susan), son of Marion F. and Alice B. (Woodburn) Magers, on 19 June 1937 and had the following children:

 

(a) Patricia Magers: Married Niels Petersen.

 

(b) John Walter Magers: Married Donna (?).

 

(e. Harvey Hampton Barnum: Born 20 September 1877 in Pennsylvania.  Died 25 January 1937, age 59, at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Anna "Annie" E. Marker (b. 15 Sep 1889 in PA, d. 11 Mar 1933, age 43, of complications of spinal meningitis, at Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, Fayette Co., PA; interred there in Bridgeport Cem.), daughter of John Lewis (b. 1852, d. 1925) and Laura Ann (Lopp) Marker (b. 1857, d. 1937), and had the following son:

 

(1) Everett Harold Barnum: Born 22 March 1905 in Pennsylvania.  Died 3 June 1962, age 57; interred Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

 

(f. Alice M. Barnum: Born 10 April 1881 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 11 May 1973, age 92, in Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Charles Smith, Jr. (b. 1881, d. 10 Aug 1910; interred Monongahela Cem.).  Married (2nd) James Edgar Gee (b. 19 Oct 1873 in PA, d. 7 Jun 1941 at Aspinwall, Allegheny Co., PA; interred Monongahela Cem.), son of John R. and Mary (Weyant) Gee.

 

(4. Louisa Biles: Born 31 May 1840.  Died 19 December 1840.

 

(5. William Henry Biles: Born 10 October 1842.  Died 8 October 1872, age 29; interred Mt. Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Roscoe, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a coal miner.  Married, as her 1st husband, Pleasant "Plezzy" Larimer (b. 1850, d. 1879 in Washington Co., PA; interred Mount Tabor M-E Cem) on 11 July 1872.

 

Pleasant (Larimer) Biles married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Alexander Duncan Bruce (b. 22 Nov 1826 in Scotland, d. 14 Jul 1906, age 79 yrs, 7 mos., 22 days, from complications of cholera in Stockdale Borough, Washington Co., PA; interred Mt. Tabor M-E Cem.), son of Robert (b. Scotland) and Mary (Duncan) Bruce (b. Scotland).  Alexander Duncan Bruce had married (1st) Deborah Ann Allen in 1854 and had the following children:

 

(a. James David Bruce: Born 1858 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 April 1933 in Stockdale Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Henry Francis Bruce: Born 24 July 1858 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 October 1942, age 84, at Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred there in Mount Auburn Cemetery.  Married Emma J. Rutherford (b. 30 Jun 1863 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, d. 28 Aug 1940, age 77, at Fayette City, Fayette Co., PA; interred with Henry) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Alice K. Bruce: Born 1887.  Died 1909; interred Mount Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. William Elgin Bruce: Born 24 August 1862 at Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 October 1949, age 87, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(d. Ada Mae Bruce: Born 11 June 1865 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 August 1954, age 89, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married John Sloan.

 

(e. Mary Duncan Bruce: Born 15 October 1867 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6 October 1946, age 78, in Stockdale Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Peters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married Thomas Harrison Smith (b. 2 Nov 1867, d. 12 Mar 1960, age 92; interred with Mary) and had the following children:

 

(1) Daughter: Married Stanley Stockdale and in 1946 resided at Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) W. Bruce Smith: In 1946 resided at Library, Pennsylvania.

 

(f. Alexander Allen Bruce: Born 30 June 1871 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 April 1960, age 88, in Chartiers Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Alexander and Pleasant (Larimer)(Biles) Bruce had the following children:

 

(g. John Charles Bruce: Born 8 September 1874 at Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 July 1931, age 56, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(h. Bert Benjamin Bruce: Born 19 April 1876 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 October 1958, age 82, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; interred Beallsville Cemetery, Beallesville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Lena Griffith (b. 25 Nov 1889/88 at Stewartsville, Belmont Co., OH, d. 24 Nov 1958, age 69, at home in Washington Co., PA; interred with Bert), daughter of Mahlon H. and Anna (?) Griffith, and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Charles Bruce: Born 2 August 1917 at Stewartsville, Belmont County, Ohio.  Died 27 March 1958 at Greene County Memorial Hospital, Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; interred Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Beulah Bruce: Married (?) Schayers/Schayes and in 1958 resided at Short Creek, West Virginia.

 

(3) Audrey Bruce: Married (?) Piper and in 1958 resided at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

(4) Pauline Bruce: Married (?) Swarrow and in 1958 resided at West Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

 

(5) Flora Bruce: Married (?) Wilson and in 1958 resided at Millsboro, Pennsylvania.

 

(6) Beatrice Bruce: Married (?) Trbovich and in 1958 resided at Millsboro, Pennsylvania.

 

(7) Shirley Bruce: Married (?) Masciaerilli and in 1958 resided at Millsboro, Pennsylvania.

 

(8) Fred "Buzze" Bruce: Born 16 August 1923 at Stewartsville, Belmont County, Ohio.  Died 17 December 1987, age 64, in St. Margaret's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  In 1958 resided at Millsboro, Pennsylvania.  Married Angela Lovetere (b. 18 Oct 1927 in Cumberland Twp, Greene Co., PA, d. 11 Jun 2017 in PA, age 89; interred with Fred) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Candy Bruce: Married (?) Allen.

 

[1. Cara Allen.

 

(b) Cheri Bruce: Married (?) Gross.

 

[1. Christi Gross.

 

[2. Ryan Gross.

 

(c) Wayne Bruce.

 

[1. Wayne Bruce, Jr.

 

[2. Jason Bruce.

 

[3. Devin Bruce.

 

(i. Flora Mabel Bruce: Born March 1879 in Pennsylvania.  Died 15 September 1953, age 74, at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Alexander Bruce married (3rd) Christena/Debra Allen and had the following daughter:

 

(j. Grace Elenora Bruce: Born 8 November 1887 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 November 1960, age 73, from complications of pneumonia in Greene County, Memorial Hospital, Greene County, Pennsylvania; interred Howe Cemetery, Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married David L. Anderson.

 

(6. John Hanson Biles, Jr.: (photos) Born 27 March 1844 at Twilight, Hempfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7/9 July (also seen: b. 7 Jun) 1909, age 65, at Belle Vernon/Fairhope, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a carpenter.  Married Eliza Ward (b. 8 May 1841 at Pittsburg, PA, d. 16 Apr 1896), daughter of Joseph Ward, and had the following children:

 

(a. Harrison Biles: Born 20 November 1867/70 in Pennsylvania.  Died 9 May 1920 (per death certificate: age 50 yrs, 5 mos., 30 days), age 50, from complications of pneumonia in Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania (unmarked grave).  Employed as a pipe fitter and resided last at 207 First Street, Donora Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Harrison (b. Nov 1867) was heading a household in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Hestra Biles (b. Jun 1869, m. abt 1888); daughter, Charlotte R. Biles (b. Jan 1890); daughter, Belva Biles (b. Dec 1891); son, Andrew Biles (b. Dec 1892); son, Harrison Biles (b. Nov 1894); daughter, Sylvania Biles (b. Jan 1898); and daughter, Maggie Biles (b. May 1900).

 

1910 US Census: Harrison, age 42, was heading a household in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Esther Biles, age 39; son, Anderson Biles, age 18; daughter, Sylvania Biles, age 12; daughter, Margaret Biles, age 10; and son, William Biles, age 3.

 

Harrison Biles married Hester/Esther/Hestra (?) on 17 October 1888 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1) Charlotte R. Biles: Born January 1890.

 

(2) Belva Biles: Born December 1891.

 

(3) Andrew J. Biles: Born December 1894/92.  Died 1935; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a brakeman for the railroad.

 

1930 US Census: (enumerated 14 Apr 1930) Andrew, age 36 and employed as a railroad brakeman, was heading a household in Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Helen Biles, age 34; son, Andrew Biles, Jr., age 12; son, Charles Biles, age 10; daughter, Mildred Biles, age 9; son, Warren Biles, age 4 yrs, 3 mo.; and son, Horace Biles, age 2 yrs, 2 mo.

 

Andrew J. Biles married (1st) Helen (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Helen Biles: Married Charles Doyle and resided at Acme.  In 1968 resided at West Elizabeth.

 

(b) Robert G. Biles: Died before February 1997.  Resided at Mars.

 

(c) Horrace Biles: Died before February 1997.

 

(d) Charles W. Biles: Resided at Elrama.

 

(e) Mildred L. Biles: (more info) Born 8 March 1921 in Clairton Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died at home on Tuesday, 18 February 1997, age 75.  Resided in Forward Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Later resided at Dry Run, New Eagle Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Employed at Johnny’s Drive-in Restaurant in West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.  Married Andrew G. Bartko (d. 1990) and had the following children:

 

[1. Andrew G. Bartko, Jr.: Resided at Upper St. Clair.

 

[2. Richard A. Bartko: Resided at Jefferson.

 

[3. Priscilla Bartko: Married Donald Parker and resided at Dormont.

 

[4. Sandra Bartko: Married Frank Lassalie and resided at West Newton.

 

Andrew J. Biles married (2nd), as her 1st husband, Mary Elizabeth Green (b. 1895, d. 1982) and had the following children:

 

(f) Warren F. Biles: (more info) Born about 1926.  Died 13 July 1968 at McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  Was employed by Unity Trucking Company.  Married Jetta Lee Groves and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Sharon Kay Biles: Resided with her parents in 1968.

 

(g) Horace G. Biles: Born 20 March 1928.  Died 8 October 1934, age 6; interred with parents in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Mary Elizabeth (Green) Biles married (2nd) (?) Barrow and in 1968 resided at St. Petersberg, Florida.

 

(4) Harrison Biles, Jr.: Born November 1894.

 

(5) Sylvania Biles: Born January 1898.

 

(6) Margaret “Maggie” Biles: Born May 1900.

 

(7) William Biles: (more info) Born about 1907.  Died 29 March 1911 (accidentally shot and killed by his brother, Andrew) at his parents’ home on Caster Avenue, Donora, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Joseph W. Biles: Born about 1868/70.  Married (?) on 4 September 1889 at Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Ethel Mae Biles: Born 4 December 1889 at Tarrs Station, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 December 1997 at Henry Clay, Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) Stillwagon.

 

(c. Nannie Biles: Born June/July 1871 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1951 at Ellsworth, Ohio.

 

1900 US Census: (enumerated 12 Jun 1900) James A. Lenhart, age 32 (b. Sep 1867) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Concord Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 8 years, Nannie Lenhart, age 28 (b. Jul 1871, had had 2 children, both still alive); son, Philip Lenhart, age 6 (b. Nov 1893); daughter, Ida Lenhart, age 3 (b. Mar 1897); and niece (Joseph’s daughter), Ethel M. Biles, age 10 (b. Dec 1889).  All were born in Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: J. A. Lenhart, age 52 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Nannie Lenhart, age 45; daughter, Mary A., age 15; nephew, Arthur Biles, age 18; nephew, Robert Biles, age 9; nephew, Wilfred Biles, age 6.  All were born in Pennsylvania.

 

1930 US Census: Nannie, age 57, widowed and managing a farm, was heading a household in Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included [her nephew,] Robert Ward Biles, age 18, single and employed as a farm laborer; and [nephew,] Wilfred Biles, age 16, single and employed as a farm laborer.

 

Nannie Biles married James A. Lenhart about 1892 and had the following children:

 

(1) Philip Lenhart: Born November 1893.

 

(2) Mary A. Lenhart: Born about 1895.

 

(3) Ida Lenhart: Born March 1897.

 

Following the accidental death of her brother, John Hanson Biles, III (Para. (g., below), James A. and Nannie (Biles) Lenhart took in the following of John’s children:

 

(4) Robert Biles: Orphaned son of John Hanson, III and Ida Mae (Hunt) Biles.

 

(5) William Arthur Biles: Orphaned son of John Hanson, III and Ida Mae (Hunt) Biles.

 

(6) Wilfred Biles: Orphaned son of John Hanson, III and Ida Mae (Hunt) Biles.

 

(7) Elsie Biles: Orphaned daughter of John Hanson, III and Ida Mae (Hunt) Biles.

 

Elsie Biles found the transition to her new home difficult, so she was moved to live with her uncle, Arthur Hunt, where she remained until she was married.

 

(d. Theodore Ellsworth Biles: Born February 1873.  Died 1955; interred North Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a construction supervisor.  Married Ella Rowe about 1895.

 

1910 US Census: Theodore, age 38, was heading a household in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Ella Biles, age 33; daughter, Orie Biles, age 13; daughter, Edith Biles, age 8; and daughter, Luetta Biles, age 6 months.

 

1920 US Census: Theodore, age 42, was heading a household in Washington Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Ella Biles, age 42; daughter, Edith Biles, age 17; daughter, Louetta Biles, age 11; daughter, Dora Biles, age 7 ½; Ellsworth Biles, age 5 ½; and boarder, Daniel McCoy, age 44 (b. England).

 

1930 US Census: Theodore, age 57 and employed as a supervisor for a construction company, was heading a household in Washington Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The  household also included his wife, Ella Biles, age 53; son, Ellsworth Biles, age 15; son-in-law, Harry Secrist, age 22 and employed as a laborer in a steel mill; and daughter, Ella (Biles) Secrist, age 17.

 

Theodore E. and Ella (Rowe) Biles had the following children:

 

(1) Orie E. Biles: (more info) (male) Born 3 March 1896 in Pennsylvania.  Died at home in Baltimore, Maryland on 10 September 1968 from complications of a heart attack; interred Baltimore.  Resided at Fairhope.  Later resided at Baltimore, Maryland.  Married Mary (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Orie Alvin Biles: Resided at Baltimore, Maryland.

 

(b) Melvin Biles: Resided at Baltimore, Maryland.

 

(c) Ruth Biles: Married Herbert Barnot and resided at Baltimore, Maryland.

 

(d) Donna Biles: Married James Anderson and resided at Baltimore, Maryland.

 

(2) Edith F. Biles: Born February 1899.  Married (1st) Joseph Ercegovich and resided at Arnold City.  Married (2nd) (?) Anderson.

 

(3) Louetta/Luetta Biles: Married Albert Emerick and resided at Brownstown.

 

(4) Dora Ella Biles: Married Harry Secrist and resided at Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

 

(5) Theodore “Ted” Ellsworth Biles, Jr.: (more info) Born 17 December 1914 at Fairhope, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died Saturday, 6 August 1994, age 80, at home in New Eagle, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Pennsylvania.  Veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations.  Retired from USX Corporation’s Irwin Works.  Married Mary Revetta about 1937 and resided at Monongahela, Pennsylvania.  Theodore and Marry had the following children:

 

(a) John C. Biles: Died 1 June 1980.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Mary Biles: Married Randy Wilson.

 

[2. Valerie Biles: Married Lee Morlas.

 

[3. Bernadette Biles: Married William Evans.

 

(e. Frank Biles: Born February 1874.

 

(f. James “Jim” Biles: Born August 1876.  Married Molly (?).

 

(g. John Hanson Biles, III: (photos) (more info) Born 16 June/July 1878 at Woods Run (now a neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 March 1916, age 35, at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania (fell under train while performing his job coupling train cars near Gibsonton, PA; died in route to hospital); interred North Belle Vernon Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a freight conductor for the Pennsylvania & Lake Erie Railroad.  Resided at Belle Vernon.

 

1900 US Census: John H., age 21 (b. Jul 1878) was heading a household at Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Ida M. Biles, age 22 (b. May 1878).  Both were born in New York State.

 

1910 US Census: John, age 32, was heading a household at North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Ida Biles, age 32; son, Arthur Biles, age 8; and daughter, Elsie Biles, age 6. 

 

Married Ida Mae Hunt (b. 10 Apr 1878 at Jones Cottage, Speers St., Belle Vernon, Fayette Co., PA, d. there 28 Apr 1915 from complications tuberculosis; interred with John), daughter of Sylvester Hunt, on 18 April 1900 and had the following children:

 

(1) William Arthur Biles “Art”: (more info) Born 10 February 1902 at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Died 13 June 1964 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio from complications of heart failure; interred Forest Lawn Cemetery, Youngstown.  Following the untimely death of his parents in 1915 and 1916, was raised by his aunt and uncle, James A. and Nannie (Biles) Lenhart at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Employed as a machinist for the Republic Rubber Division of Aeroquip Corporation.

 

1920 US Census: Arthur Biles, age 18 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by his uncle, J.A. Lenhart, age 52 and employed as a farmer, in Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.  The household also included J.A.’s wife, Nannie Lenhart, age 45 (b. PA; parents b. PA); daughter, Mary A. Lenhart, age 15 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and Arthur’s younger brothers, Robert Biles, age 9 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and Wilfred, age 6 (b. PA; parents b. PA).  All were born in Pennsylvania.

 

William Arthur Biles married Marie Thomas on 24 July 1925 and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Janet Marie Biles: Married (?) Bolinger and reside at Washington, D.C.

 

(2) Elsie Marie Biles: Born 27 January 1904 at Belle Vernon, West Moreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 August 1998, age 94 at Johnsonburg, Elk County, Pennsylvania; interred Wardville Cemetery, Johnsburg, Elk County.  Following the untimely death of her parents in 1915 and 1916, was initially raised by his aunt and uncle, James A. and Nannie (Biles) Lenhart at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio, but Elsie and her aunt did get along well, so Elsie went to live with her Uncle Arthur Hunt.  She resided with Arthur Hunt until she married Vincent Lupole, son of Otto Everett Lupole, on 22 March 1922 at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Charles Henry Biles: Born 28 April 1906 on Spear Street, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Died there 5 April 1907 from complications of a high fever; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.

 

(4) Nellie Mae Biles: Born 24 June 1908 on Spear Street, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Died there 16 November 1909.

 

(5) Robert Ward Biles: Born 5/10 November 1910 near Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 July 1988, age 77, at Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio; interred Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Mahoning County.  Following the untimely death of his parents in 1915 and 1916, was raised by his aunt and uncle, James A. and Nannie (Biles) Lenhart at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Employed by the railroad.

 

1920 US Census: Robert, age 9 (b. PA; parents b. PA) resided in the household headed by his uncle, J.A. Lenhart, age 52 (b. PA; father b. England; mother b. PA) and employed as a farmer, in Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.  The household also included J.A.’s wife, Nannie Lenhart, age 48; daughter, Mary A. Lenhart, age 15 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and Robert’s brothers, Arthur Biles, age 18 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; and Wilfred Biles, age 6 (b. PA; parents b. PA).  All were born in Pennsylvania.

 

1930 US Census: Nannie Lenhart, age 57 (b. PA; parents b. PA), widowed, and employed as manager of a farm, was heading a household in Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.  She married 1st at age 21 and her residence was valued at $10,525.  The household also included her nephew, Robert W. Biles, age 18 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farmer; and nephew, Wilford E. Biles, age 16 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1940 US Census: Robert Biles, age 29 (b. PA) and employed as a laborer for the WPA [Works Progress Administration], was heading a household at Kensington, Hanover Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.  He had completed 7th grade.  The household also included his wife, Alma Biles, age 23 (b. PA), who had completed 6th grade; daughter, Elsie Irene Biles, age 6 (b. OH); and daughter, Edna Biles, age 5 (b. OH).  On 1 April 1935 Robert and Alma resided at Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio; Elsie and Edna resided at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.

 

Robert Ward Biles married Alma Emma Brozi (b. 19 Jan 1916 at Lamberton, Fayette Co., PA, d. 1991 in Boardman Twp, Mahoning Co., OH; interred with Robert), daughter of August and Emma L. (Nacke) Brozi, on 27 August 1932 and had at least the following children:

 

(a) Elsie Irene Biles: Born 7 October 1933 at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.  At age 17 married Kenneth Earl Shonce (b. 9 May 1933 at Ellsworth, Mohoning Co., OH), age 18, son of Earl H. and Edna May (Jewel) Shonce, on 20 May 1951 (license issued 12 May 1951) in Mahoning County, Ohio.  Subsequently married (?) Price.

 

(b) Edna Biles: Born about 1935 in Ohio.  At age 17 married William Lockard, age 21, son of Elden and Helen (O'Neil) Lockard, on 9 July 1952 in Mahoning County, Ohio.  Subsequently married (?) Brown.

 

(c) John Hanson Biles, IV: (more info) Born 23 November 1944 at Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio.  Died 13 May 2020.

 

At age 21 John Hanson Biles, IV married Valura "Values" Jo Deiwert (b. 10 Nov 1948 at Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH, d. (murdered) 21 Mar 1976), age 17, daughter of James Allen and Betty Jean (Tidd) Deiwert, on 28 May 1966 (license issued 20 May 1966) in Trumbull County, Ohio and had the following son:

 

[1. Richard John Biles: (photos) Born 1967.

 

Richard Biles married (3rd) Christy Marie Sherwood (photos) (b. 1985) and had the following children:

 

[a. Shalura Bethlynn Biles: (photos) Born 2017.

 

[b. Arya Rose Biles: (photos) Born 2018.

 

(6) Wilfred “Bill” Earl Biles: (more info) Born 15 May 1913 at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 July 1982 at North Jackson, Mahoning County, Ohio; interred there in North Jackson Cemetery.  Following the untimely death of his parents in 1915 and 1916, was raised by his aunt and uncle, James A. and Nannie (Biles) Lenhart at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Employed as a tool and die maker for Packard Electric.

 

1920 US Census: Wilfred, age 6, resided in the household headed by his uncle, J.A. Lenhart, age 52 and employed as a farmer, in Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.  The household also included J.A.’s wife, Nannie, age 45; daughter, Mary A., age 15; and Wilfred’s brothers, Arthur, age 18; and Robert, age 9.  All were born in Pennsylvania.

 

Wilfred Earl Biles married (1st) (?) on 22 February 1934 and had the following son:

 

(a) James Arthur Biles: Born 11 November 1934 at Greenford, Ohio.  Died 8 August 1990 at Houston, Texas.

 

Wilfred and his 1st wife were subsequently divorced.  Wildred married (2nd) Elsie Marie Weber and had the following children:

 

(b) Ronald John Biles: (more info) Born 2 January 1942 at North Jackson, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Died 21 March 2005 at Mahoning Valley Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio; interred North Jackson Cemetery, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Served in the US Army.  Employed as a cutter at Packard Electric; retired 1996 after 30 years.

 

(c) Richard Dale Biles: Married JoAnn (?) and resided in Ohio.

 

(d) Avanell Marie Biles: Born 25 August 1950 at North Jackson, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Died there 17 January 1998.  Married (?) Noon.

 

(e) Arleen May Biles: Married Herbert Campbell and resided in Ohio.

 

(f) Clark Allan Biles: Resided in Ohio.

 

(g) Clifford Blaine Biles: Resided in Ohio.

 

(7) Lida Irene Biles: Married (1st) John Seaton Langley, son of Albert Earl and Susan (Mosser) Langley.  Married (2nd) Argel Basel Cornell.

 

Following the untimely death of their parents, Robert, William Arthur, Wilfred, and Elsie were taken in by their aunt and uncle, James A. and Nannie (Biles) Lenhart, who resided at Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio.

 

(h. Ethel Biles: Born June/July 1881.  Married (?) McCoy in 1899.

 

(i. Azzie Biles: Born 7 May/June 1882 in Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Thomas Miller about 1899.

 

1900 US Census: Thomas (b. Apr 1878) was heading a household in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 1 year, Azzie Miller (b. Jun 1883); and daughter, Goldie Miller (b. Jan 1900).

 

1910 US Census: Thomas, age 32, was heading a household in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Aggie Miller, age 27; son, George Miller, age 8; son, Thomas Miller, age 6; and daughter, Mildred Miller (no age given).

 

1920 US Census: Thomas Miller was heading a household at Morgantown, Monongahela County, West Virginia.  The household also included his wife, Azzie Miller, age 38; son, George W. Miller, age 19 (b. WV); daughter-in-law, Emma (?) Miller, age 19 (b. WV); son, Thomas L. Miller, age 18 (b. WV); daughter, Mildred Miller, age 10 (b. WV); daughter, Emma Miller, age 8 (b. WV); daughter, Maud Miller, age (?, b. WV); son, Daniel S. P. Miller, age 1 yr, 3 months (b. WV).

 

Thomas and Azzie (Biles) Miller had the following children:

 

(1) Goldie Miller: Born January 1900 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2) George W. Miller: Born about 1901/02 in Pennsylvania.  Married Emma (?) (b. abt 1901).

 

(c) Thomas L. Miller: Born about 1904 in Pennsylvania.

 

(d) Mildred Miller.: Born about 1909/10 in Pennsylvania.

 

(e) Emma Miller: Born about 1912 in Pennsylvania.

 

(f) Maud Miller: Born in West Virginia.

 

(g) Daniel S. P. Miller: Born about 1918/19 in West Virginia.

 

(7. Melissa Ann Biles: Born 19 February 1847 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 27 September 1938; interred Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Isaac F. Phillips (b. 1841, d. 1905; interred with Melissa), son of Isreal (b. 1798, d. 1883) and Abigail Josephine (DeHaven) Phillips, and had 2 daughters, including:

 

(a. Syvilla/Sellyvia Phillips: Born 1867 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1968; interred Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Isaiah Stanton Miller "Stanton" (b. 1864 at New Salem, PA, d. 1905; interred with Syvilla) and had the following children:

 

(1) Anna Miller: Born 1889.  Died 1974; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Married Thurman Huey Blacka (b. 13 Aug 1888 at Fayette City, Fayette Co., PA, d. 16 Mar 1953 at Charleroi-Monessen Hospital; interred with Anna), son of Joseph H. (b. 1863, d. 1923) and Rose (McCoy) Blacka, and had the following son:

 

(a) Thurman H. Blacka, Jr.: Born 8 July 1923 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  Died there 19 August 1980, age 57, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Married Jean Jones (b. 1923, d. 2001; interred with Thurman, Jr.) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Thurman H. Blacka, III.

 

[2. Bruce Blacka.

 

[3. Bryan Blacka.

 

[4. Keran Blacka: Married Harold Work and in 1980 resided in West Virginia.

 

(2) Delilah Miller: Born 1891.  Died 1971; interred LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Married Benjamin H. Crawford (b. 1888, d. 1975; interred with Delilah) and had the following son:

 

(a) Benjamin H. Crawford, Jr.: Born 28 February 1921 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 26 April 2003, age 82, in Mon Valley Hospital, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edna E. Jones (b. 15 May 1927 in PA, d. 16 Sep 2004, age 77, at home in Webster, PA; interred with Benjamin), daughter of Frank Gilmore (b. 1888, d. 1962) and Edna P. (Foster) Jones (b. 1890, d. 1973), and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Paul Lewis Crawford: Born 22 April 1957.  Died 6 November 1961, age 4; interred with parents in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

[2. Paula Marie Crawford: Born 13 November 1959 at Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 8 February 2014, age 54, at Baptist Hospital, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas; remains were cremated.  Married Melvin E. Leonard, Jr. (d. 2004) and in 2003 resided at Deweyville, Texas.  Paula and Melvin had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Lewis Leonard: Married (?) and had the following child:

 

[1] Cheyenne Leonard.

 

[b. Christina Leonard: Married (?) Burton and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Trinity Azaziah Burton.

 

[c. Charity Leonard.

 

[d. Carman Leonard: (female) Married (?) Schexnider and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Alyssia Schexnider.

 

[3. Benjamin H. Crawford, III: Died 2012.  In 2003 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[4. Edna Crawford: Married Dale Sethman and in 2003 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[5. Molly Ann Crawford: Married Wayne Lonce and in 2003 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Grace Miller: Born 1895.  Died 1978; interred Maple Creek Cemetery, Chareroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Andrew B. Redd (b. 1891, d. 1969; interred with Grace) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Doris J. Redd: Born 1916.  Died 1997; interred Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Leroy E. Lauder (b. 1913, d. 1997).

 

(b) Grace Marie Redd: Born 12 February 1927 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 15 February 1927; interred Maple Creek Cemetery, Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c) Lois Redd: Married (?) Weekly, and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(d) Ruby Redd: Married Donald "Don" Romito, and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(e) Beverly Redd: Married Kenneth Baringer, and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(f) James "Jim" L. Redd: Born 3 December 1932 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 November 2011, age 78; remains cremated.  Married Bonnie McCullough on 4 August 1955 in Pennsylvania and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Deborah Redd: Married (?) Nolan and had the following children:

 

[a. Jaime Nolan: In 2011 resided at Antioch, Illinois.

 

[b. Justin Nolan: Married Emily (?) and in 2011 resided at Lafayette, Indiana.

 

(4) Alden Eugene Miller: Born 6 May 1900 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 6 September 1934, age 34 years and 4 months, from complications of acute indigestion and myocarditis (heart muscle inflamation) (reported by Otto Miller); interred Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

(8. Drusilla/Druzilla Biles: Born 7 May 1849 (also seen: b. Apr 1849).  Died 18 December 1893, age 44 years and 8 months; interred Paltzgroff Cemetery, Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio.  Married C. Duncan Bunting (b. 1849, d. 1935; interred with Drusilla) and had 2 sons.

 

(9. Martha Jane Biles: Born 6 October 1852.  Married Robert Lawther on 7 January 1871 and had a large family.

 

(10. Allen M. Biles: Born 19/14 August 1855 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 7 January 1910; interred Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsyvlania.  Employed as a coal miner.  In 1880 resided next to his parents.

 

1880 US Census: Allen, age 25 and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Biles, age 26 (b. England); son, Eddy Biles, age 5; and son, Willis Biles, age 3.  All but Ellen born in Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Allen, age 44 (b. Aug 1856) was heading a household in Washington County Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Caroline Biles, age 44 (b. Jan 1856, had had 1 child, still alive); son, Louis Biles, age 8 (b. Dec 1891); and boarders Melvin Adams and Howard Fullerton.

 

  Allen M. Biles married (1st) Margaret Ellen Rippens "Ellen" (b. 1 Feb 1864 in England, d. 6 Oct 1885) on 24 September 1874 and had the following children:

 

(a. Edward M. Biles: Born 16 September 1875 at Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 March 1957 in McCandless Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Willis Biles: Born about 1877 in Pennsylvania.

 

Allen M. Biles married (2nd) Caroline Swanger (b. 9 Jan 1856/55 in PA, d. 20 Oct 1921 at Allenport, Washington Co., PA; interred Mount Auburn Cem., Fayette City, Fayette Co., PA) about 1886 and had the following son:

 

(c. Louis H. Biles: (more info) Born December 1891.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Eleanor Biles.

 

(2) Allen Ream Biles: Born 9 August 1921 at Allenport, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 July 1996 at Commerce, Michigan.  Served in the US Army during World War II.  Held doctorate degrees in both Hypnosis and Theosophy (definition: “1. A belief about God and the world held to be based on mystical insight.  2. The beliefs of a modern movement originating in the U.S. in 1875 and following chiefly Buddhist and Brahmanic theories, especially of pantheistic evolution and reincarnation.”)

 

e. Andrew Jackson Biles: (more info) Served with distinction in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he contracted a severe fever.  His father brought him home to recover, but he died; interred beside his mother, Jane (Miles) Biles.

 

f. Enos/Eneas Graham Biles “Graham”: (more info) Born 1823 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 October 1864 in Schuyler County, Missouri (shot 23 Oct 1864 by a “Yankee bushwacker,” a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle, on 23 Oct 1864 through a window of his residence while reading during family worship); interred Biles Cemetery, Schuyler County.  Served with Confederate forces during the Civil War.  Married Jane Smith (b. abt 1827) of Lawrence County, Indiana in 1842/47 in Pennsylvania.  Employed as a surveyor near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  Moved to Schyler County, Missouri in 1851.  Was a “union man” and in 1861 was teaching school in northern Missouri.  Enos and Jane had the following children:

 

(1. F.H. Biles: Born 1 December 1848.  Married Lavenca/Lavinia Lanens and in 1901 resided at Coalsville/Coatsville, Missouri.

 

(2. A.D. Biles: Born 28 September 1851.  Married Emma Hargraves/Hargraven and in 1901 resided at Coatsville, Schuyler County, Missouri.  By one account Emma had a sister who married (?) Hale, who was employed by the Monroe Drug Company in Unionville, Missouri; by another, Mrs. Hale was a daughter “Graham” Biles.

 

(3. Ellen Biles: Born 24 August 1854.  Married William Walkins/Watkins and in 1904 resided at Glenwood, Missouri.

 

g. William Patterson Biles: (more info) Born 18 March 1814 on the banks of the Monongahela River in Washington County, Pennsylvania (per Mary Armour, Para. (1., below).  Died 2 August 1892 (also see: 25 August 1872) at Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interred Baptist Cemetery, Custards, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a weaver in Beaver Falls, Beaver County; “set up ‘the Rising Sun’ pattern…and at once became foreman at a good salary.”  Moved to Schyler County, Missouri in 1851.  According to John Addison Biles, this William very much resembled George Biles.  Married (1st) Anna “Annie” Murdock (d. 1858, soon after the birth of her daughter, Edith), daughter of James and Nancy (Mitchell) Murdock, on 2 June (also seen: Mar) 1836 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Mary Caroline Biles “Caroline”: Born about 11 May 1840.  Married (1st) Daniel Cummings, but he only lived another 2 or 3 years.  Married (2nd) William M. Armour (d. before 31 Jul 1900) in 1861 and in 1900 resided at Cochranton, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  Mary and William had the following children:

 

(a. Ida Bell Armour: Married Mackson “Mack” Bell (brother of Andrew Bell), who was employed as a carpenter, and resided with her parents at Franklin, Pennsylvania.  Ida and Mackson had the following children:

 

(1) (?) Bell: Married A. J. Marshall and resided at Erie, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) William Bell: Resided with his parents in 1904.

 

(3) Nora/Zora Bell: Resided with her parents in 1904.

 

(b. Carrie Armour: Married Andrew “Andy” Bell (brother of Mackson Bell), who was in the oil business, and resided at Knox, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, just over the county line from their mailing address: RFD #3, Emlenton, Vernango County, Pennsylvania.  Carrie and Andrew had the following children:

 

(1) William Armour Bell: Born 1 June 1887.

 

(2) Mabel Bell: Born 10 May 1891.

 

(2. Andrew Jackson Biles: Born 11 August 1846.  Died 7 October 1864 from wounds received in combat at Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.  In that conflict he served as a Private assigned to the 83rd Pennsylvania Regulars, Volunteer.

 

(3. John Cowden Biles: Born 28 December 1847.  Possessed the old family Bible.  Was employed as a dealer in pedigree livestock.  Married Sarah “Sally” Ann Williams on 21 January 1861 and in 1900 resided at Chanute, Kansas.  John and Sarah had the following daughter:

 

(a. Edith Biles: Married (1st) (?) Williams.  Married (2nd) Charles Allison and had two children.

 

(4. James W. Biles: Born 4 December 1848 at Franklin, PA.  Was in the grocery business with William G. Power, who married his niece (Dr. William’s daughter), Bertha Maud (Biles) Power.  Married Bertha Power (b. 3 Aug 1854) and had the following children:

 

(a. Wallace Biles: Died young.

 

(b. William Armour Biles: Born 1 November 1884.  In 1904 resided with his parents.

 

(5. Naomi Biles: Married Daniel/David Cummings.

 

(6. William Patterson Biles, Jr. “Patterson” “Pat”, MD: (photos) (more info) Born 20 June 1850.  Died from complications of cancer after September 1904; had a leg amputated in 1902.  In 1883 resided at Union City, Pennsylvania.  In July 1900 resided at Custards, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  In September 1904 resided at Carlyle, Illinois.  Studied medicine at Cincinnati, Ohio and later practiced medicine at Union City, Erie County, Pennsylvania.  From 1889 to 1899 lectured on eye and ear medicine at the American Medical College of St. Louis.  He wrote the following to John Addison Biles on 25 November 1900: “Sometime if I get to feeling better, I will write you how the family came to separate and never meet again.  My father and a sister, Mary, who later became Mrs. Keltsy, with all their family and effects were on a boat of their own build, floating down the Monongahela River.  They reached Ohio and had floated as far as Beaver Falls, when Grandfather was taken violently sick.  Grandmother ruled all with an iron will.  Her word was law.  She saw a large woolen mill, and as my father had learned that trade, she had the old man carried on shore and left him with father and Aunt Mary to care for him.  In case he got better, they were to come on a river boat when the rest were located.  The family never met again.”

 

Dr. William P. Biles married (1st) Sarah “Sadie” Dilley (d. 1890) on 1 July 1875 and had the following children:

 

(a. Bertha Maud Biles: Born 30 June 1876.  In 1904 appears to have resided at 110 Atlantic Avenue, Franklin, Pennsylvania.  Married William G. Power, a dairy farmer (who, apparently, was also in the grocery business with his wife’s uncle, James W. Biles), on 28 October 1896 and had the following children:

 

(1) Helen Power: Born 12 December 1899.

 

(2) William Emmons Power: Born 23 May 1878.

 

(b. William Emerson Biles: Born 23 May 1878.  In September 1904 was not married and resided at Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Child: (perhaps; order uncertain) Died young.

 

After Sadie (Dillon) Biles died, Dr. William Patterson Biles, Jr. married (2nd) Sallie S. Sharp in 1894.  No children.

 

(7. Edith Ann Biles: Born 1857.  Died 1857/8.

 

After Anna (Murdock) Biles died, William Patterson Biles married (2nd) Martha Williams.  No children.

 

h. Francis Asbury Biles “Asbury” “Berry”: Born 27 November 1821 in Pennsylvania.  Lived in Illinois/Indiana for a while.  Died 22 August 1897 at Lancaster, Schyler County, Missouri (near Iowa border)(one account says Asbury was shot by Rebs on 23 Oct 1864, d. Oct 25th).  At some point moved to Missouri; died there; interred Fabius Cemetery, Schuyler County, Missouri.  Married Nancy Bass (b. 13 Nov 1824 in Indiana; d. 1903 at Lancaster, MO).  Francis and Nancy had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Jane Biles: Married John Taylor and resided at Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri.

 

(2. Alfred Graham Biles: Born 27 November 1847 in Indiana.  Died 3 January 1925.  Resided in Lewis County, Missouri.  Married Spicey Cardelia Jane Tipton (b. 12 Mar 1851; d. 9 Jan 1933) on 9 June 1872 and had the following children:

 

(a. Clara Esabell/Easbell Biles: Born 16 December 1873 in Schuyler County, Missouri.  Died 1 July 1940/46.  Married Alva Latham Merrell (b. 17 Jan 1873; d. 1 Jul 1966) on 16 January 1895 and had the following children:

 

(1) Nellie May Merrell: Born 11 November 1895.  Married Orville Edward Johnson (b. 16 Nov 1894 near Lewistown, MO), son of Charles and Mary (Nettie) Johnson, 12 May 1915.  They resided near Lewistown and had the following children:

 

(a) Zelma Merrell Johnson: Born 1919. Married Verne Russell Brace in 1941 and had the following children:

 

[1. Sharon Laverne Brace: Born 1941. Married Cledith Anthony Slater in 1960 and had the following children:

 

[a. Julie Ann Slater: Born 1961.

 

[b. Christina Lynn Slater: Born 1963.

 

[c. Pamela Sue Slater: Born 1966.

 

[2. Ronald Verne Brace: Born 1943.  Married Mary Elizabeth Wlecke in 1962 and had the following son:

 

[a. Steven W. Brace: Born 1963.

 

[3. Orville Douglas Brace: Born 1949.

 

(b) Orville Cleo Johnson: Born 1923.  Married Helen May Smith in 1945 and had the following children:

 

[1. Linda Carol Johnson: Born 1946.

 

[2. Stephen Craig Johnson: Born 1950.

 

[3. Vicki Ann Johnson: Born 1952.

 

(2) Iva Lee Merrell: (SSN: 536-20-6697) Born 2 June 1899/1 November 1888.  Died November 1963.  Resided in Lewistown, Missouri.  Married Walter Lee Gosney (b. 3 Sep 1899) on 9 January 1927 and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Eloise May Gosney: Born 1930.  Married Lloyd James Penn in 1951 and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Judy Ann Penn: Born 1955.

 

(b. John William Biles: Born 13 February 1876.  Died 9 April 1960.  Married Caroline Ester and had no children.

 

(c. Henry Francis Biles: Born 30 November 1879.  Last heard of by a brother in 1939.

 

(d. Murrey Lee Biles: Born 9 February 1882.  Died 2 July 1962.  Married Walsie Akin on 5 September 1908 and resided at 715 W. 4th Avenue, Eldorado, Kansas.  Murrey and Walsie had the following children:

 

(1) M. Orin/Oren Biles: Resided in Kansas.

 

(2) Iva Biles: Married Ralph Palmer and resided in Kansas.

 

(3) Orville/Orvall Biles.

 

(4) Alfred Biles: Resided in Arkansas.

 

(5) Ralph F. Biles: Resided in Kansas.

 

(6) Hazel Biles: Married Joe Bulgar and resided in Kansas.

 

(7) Evelyn Biles: Married Morris Long and resided in New Mexico.

 

(8) William V. Biles: In the mid-1960s resided in Kansas.

 

(9) Arlie Biles: Born 1919 in Kansas.  Resided in Kansas and was employed by the Social Security Administration.  Married Iva Marie Windhorst (b. 1921 at Glasgow, KS) and had the following children:

 

(a) Charles Ray Biles: Born 22 August 1943. Died 6 May 1953.

 

(b) Karen Biles: Born 1946.

 

(c) William Murray Biles: Born 1950.

 

(d) Jan Marie Biles: Born 1958.

 

(e) Jo Renee Biles: Born 1959.

 

(10) Alice Jane Biles.

 

(11) Robert “Bob” Biles: Resided in Kansas.

 

(12) Helen Biles: Married and resided in Oregon.

 

(e. Nancy Susan Biles: Born 3 August 1885.  Died after 1969.  Resided in Monticello, Missouri.  Married Bert Hinton on 14 February 1905 and had the following children:

 

(1) Beatrice Hinton: Married (?) Miller and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Lois Lean Miller: Married (?) Brown and resided in Missouri.

 

(2) Gertrude Hinton: Married (?) Tompkins and resided at 117 N. Scott St., Aukney, Iowa, 50021.

 

(3) Chester Hinton: Resided in Monticello, Missouri.

 

(4) Nina Hinton: Married (?) Horscher and resided at 1418 Thayer Dr., Richmond, Washington 99352.

 

(5) Curtis Hinton: Resided in Kirkwood, Illinois.

 

(6) Evert Hinton: Resided in Monticello, Missouri.

 

(7) Alberta Hinton: Married (?) Jenkins.

 

(8) Paul Erwin Hinton: Resided in Monticello, Missouri.

 

(9) Leora Hinton: Married (?) Lillard and resided in Stronghurst, Illinois.

 

(10) George Elvin Hinton.

 

(f. James Asbury Biles: Born 13 January 1888.  Died 23 December 1936.  Married Lucile Mitchell and had the following children:

 

(1) Eldora Biles: Resided in Washington State.

 

(2) Layel Biles: Resided in Washington State.

 

(3) Raymond Biles: Resided in Portland, Oregon.

 

(4) Ester Biles.

 

(5) James Biles: Was serving in the US Army in 1969.

 

(g. George Leonard Biles: (SSN: 065-10-7948) Born 12 June 1891.  Died June 1982 in Texas.  Resided at 1563 West 4th Place, Mesa, Arizona 85201.  Married Cora Bell Hand (b. 31 May 1894, d. Jun 1981, SSN: 526-31-9328) at Alanreed, Texas on 18 January 1914 and had the following children:

 

(1) Lorene Elizabeth Biles: Born 1923.  Married Walter Titus Emery, II in 1945 and had the following children:

 

(a) Judith Irene Emery: Born 1946. Married Chester Shewski in 1963.

 

(b) Walter Titus Emery, III: Born 1948.

 

(2) Nancy Vivian Biles: Born 1934. Married George Marshall in 1960 and, though later divorced, had the following daughter:

 

(a) Cheryl Lynn Marshall: Born 1963.

 

(3. Martha Ann Biles: Died young in 1864.

 

(4. Sarah Eleanor Biles “Ellen”: Married James Gerry and resided at Lancaster, Missouri.

 

(5. Elizabeth Frances Biles: Interred Fabius Cemetery, Schuyler County, Missouri.  Married Thomas Gerry and resided at Lancaster, Missouri.

 

(6. John Harrison Biles: Married Belle (?).

 

(7. Moses Henry Biles (also seen: Moses A.): Died 9 July 1862, age 8 years, 10 months; interred Biles Cemetery, Schuyler County, Missouri.

 

(8. William Ransom Biles (also seen: William B.): Died 16 October 1870, age 10 years; interred Biles Cemetery, Schuyler County, Missouri.

 

(9. Lucetta Barbara Biles.

 

3. William Patterson Biles: (more info)

 

Born 2 June 1779 in New Jersey (also seen: b. PA).  Died 28 May 1851 at Pittsburg, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania (or, perhaps, Williamsport, Washington Co., PA); interred Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio (also seen: d. Williamsburg, Clermont Co., OH).

 

Anecdotally, William P. Biles once told of assisting his father at the Biles-Coolbaugh fishery near Towanda and how seines of fish could often fill a wagon.  He recounted one day when a seine full of fish was brought in that there was a poorly clad boy of six or eight years old among the spectators.  William told the boy he could have the fish of his choice if he could get it.  The boy took the largest one in sight and was promptly thrown to the ground by the fish, which was not yet dead.  The fish twisted violently and threw the child several more times before the boy got away with it.  The spectators all applauded and were very much entertained.

 

Married Mary McCauley/McCaully (b. 30 Jun 1784 in PA, d. 13 Nov 1876, age 92, in Winona Twp, Winona Co., MN; interred with her daughter, Elizabeth, in lot 52 of Pleasant Valley Cem., Olmstead Co., MN), daughter of Charles and Frances (Seymour) McCauley (b. Dublin, Ireland 1 May 1758), on 23 March 1803 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  In 1810 William Biles was among approximately 500 residents of the town of Williamsport, Washington County, Pennsylvania (later Monongahela City, just south of Pittsburg), which was originally laid out on 26 August 1796 with 104 lots.  Served from September to November 1812 in Captain William Hunter’s infantry company during the War of 1812.  On 6 February 1814 more lots were created adjacent to Williamsport (called George Town) and William P. and Margaret Biles were among those who purchased property there.  In 1816 he was one of the directors of the Monongahela & Williamsport Manufacturing Company, which subsequently failed.

 

William was referred to as “Judge,” and his father's probate records indicate he was a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth.  Page 102 of The Old and New Monangahela (1893) described him as follows: “William P. Biles was an early settler in the town and was the first citizen who pretended to practice law in the place.  He was also a singing master.  He lived for years in the old house which stood on Main Street, a little west of Mark Borland’s residence.  Biles, though not educated in the classics, yet was a man of genius and made himself heard when conducting suits before the old time Esquires.  It is said he had two prices for conducting a law suit, two dollars and a half if the client found the witnesses, and five if he found them.  In all he was a peculiar character.” 

 

1810 US Census: William P. Boils was heading a household in Nottingham Township, Washington County, New York.  The household included 1 male under age 10; 2 males age 16 to 26; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 females under age 10; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

William left Monongahela about 1840 and traveled down the river, trading, to Cincinnati, Ohio.  William and Mary had the following children:

 

a. Horatio Seymour Biles “Seymour”: Born 26/20 July 1804 at Waco, Texas.  Died 9 August 1833 at Williamsport, Washington County, Pennsylvania (obit in Washington Examiner on 18 Aug 1833).  Resided at Williamsport.  Employed as a brick mason and masonry contractor.  Married (?) in 1829 and had the following son:

 

(1. William A. Biles: Born 15 July 1830.  Like his father, was employed as a brick mason and masonry contractor.  Moved to Waco, Texas, and in 1904 resided at Galveston, Texas, where he was in the Texas Rangers; captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Was also a musician.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Richard Biles: Born at Waco, Texas.

 

(b. William Biles: Born at Waco, Texas.

 

(c. Claudia Biles: Married Thomas Stone and had at least 3 sons at Waco, Texas.

 

(d. Mary Biles: Married (?) at Austin, Texas.

 

(e. Maggie Biles.

  

(f. Tina Biles.

 

b. Elizabeth “Eliza” F. Biles: Born 30 June 1806 in Monroe County, PA.  Died 12 May 1901, age 94 year, 10 months at Plainview, Wabasha Co., MN; interred Lot 52 of Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olmsted County (south of Plainview), Minnesota); same lot as her sister, Matilda (Biles) Nuss.  Employed managing a rooming house.  Married Major William Donaldson (b. 16 Feb 1805/06 at Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA, d. 27 Jul 1891, age 85, at Plainview, Wabasha Co., MN) of Canonsburg on 4 May 1830 at Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  William fought in the Civil War (MN 1st).  Subsequently was employed as a bricklayer and resided at 109 Court Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Apparently Elizabeth’s mother, Mary (McCauley) Biles, resided with Elizabeth or her sister, Matilda, when she [Mary] died, because Mary is interred with Elizabeth and Matilda.  Elizabeth and William had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Elizabeth Donaldson: Born 25 March 1831 (8 PM) in Pennsylvania.  Died before 12 May 1901.  Married Franklin Clark Bryan (b. MI) in 1853.

 

(2. James M. Donaldson: (more info) Born 12 November 1832 (1 PM) in Pennsylvania.  Died 24 April 1855 (age 22 yrs, 5 mo., 12 days) at Ashland, Kansas Territory (north of the Kansas River) from complications of lung cancer.  Traveled to Kansas from Cincinnati on 24 March 1855 on board the steamer Express.

 

(3. Ellen M. Donaldson: Born 30 November 1834 (11:15 AM) in Pennsylvania.  Died 30 May 1901.  Married (1st) James H. Evans (b. 21 Mar 1835 in IN, d. 5 Apr 1881) and had the following children:

 

(a. Herbert Darwin Evans: Born about 1865 in Minnesota.

 

(b. Harry L. Evans: Born March 1867 in Minnesota.  Died 26 April 1951 in Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Married Eva N. (?) about 1888.

 

(c. Anna M. Evans: Born about October 1869 in Minnesota.

 

(d. Eva Evans.

 

Ellen M. (Donaldson) Evans married (2nd) (?) Henry and had the following children:

 

(e. Luella E. Henry: Born 23 June 1858.  Died 7 September 1863.

 

(f. Lida Henry: Born about 1860 in Ohio.

 

(4. William Donaldson #1: Twin.  Born 14 June 1837 (5:15 AM).  Died 2 August 1839.

 

(5. John B. Donaldson: (more info) Twin.  Born 14 June 1837 (5:20 AM) in Pennsylvania.  Died Saturday, 22 August 1857 (age 20 yrs, 7 mo., 8 days) at his father’s residence in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(6. William Donaldson #2: Born 25 October 1839 (7 PM).  Died 19 September 1840.

 

(7. Charles W. Donaldson: Born 25 November 1841 (9:15 PM) at Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 February 1926 at Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Married Nancy C. Cheatham (b. 24 Nov 1840 in IL, d. 2 Jan 1897) on 14 February 1867 in Plainview Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota and had the following children:

 

(a. Zula E. Donaldson: Born 19 January 1868 at Six Oaks, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Died 8 August 1934 at Plainview, Wabasha County.  Married Harry Allen Weikel (b. Dec 1865, d. 15 Mar 1912 in MN) on 14 October 1895 and had the following children:

 

(1) Bernice C. Weikel: Born November 1898 in Minnesota.

 

(2) Malcolm D. Weikel: Born about 1902 in Minnesota.

 

(b. Lillian E. Donaldson: Born 22 April 1870 in Minnesota.  Died 19 January 1952 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married George Cotterell (b. Sep 1863 in MN, d. 8 May 1926 at Dover, Olmsted Co., MN) about 1895 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Florence Cotterell: Born June 1896 in Minnesota.

 

(c. Jennie C. Donaldson: Born 15 April 1872 in Minnesota.  Died 20 July 1916 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

 

(d. Charles James Donaldson: Born 7 December 1874 in Plainview Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Died 12 February 1962 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Alma M. Schroeder on 25 September 1906.

 

(e. Ellen Donaldson: Born 15 May 1876 in Minnesota.  Died 18 August 1931 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Edwin Alfred Messerschmidt (b. 17 Dec 1875 in Quincy Twp, Olmsted Co.,MN, d. 25 Feb 1962 at Chatfield, Olmsted Co.) on 8 October 1901 at Six Oaks, Wabasha County, Minnesota and had the following children:

 

(1) Rowan D. Messerschmidt: Born 27 August 1904 in Minnesota.  Died January 1981.

 

(2) Donald Gordon Messerschmidt: Born 1 October 1912 at St. Charles, Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Died 6 July 1994 at Watertown, Dodge County, Wisconsin.  Married Virginia Hull on 30 January 1937 at South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had the following children:

 

(a) Donna Messerschmidt.

 

(b) Jean Messerschmidt.

 

(c) Donald Messerschmidt.

 

(d) Dale Messerschmidt.

 

(3) Male: Born 30 September 1913 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Died there 30 September 1913.

 

(4) Male: Born 7 February 1915 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Died there 22 May 1915.

 

(5) Edwin Donald Messerschmidt: Born 2 February 1918 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

 

(6) Edwina Ellen Messerschmidt: Born 21 July 1919 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Died 7 September 2009.

 

(7) Charles George Messerschmidt: Born 19 December 1920 in Minnesota.  Married Lenora Jane Weinrich (b. 1923 in Olmsted Co., MN) on 23 June 1947 at Quincy, Olmsted County, Minnesota and had the following son:

 

(a) Male: Born 6 December 1948 at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Died there 6 December 1948.

 

(f. Winston Robert Donaldson: Born 8 January 1879 in Minnesota.  Died 28 May 1961 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Golda B. Yandon (b. 13 Jan 1884 in MI, d. 6 Jul 1977 in Olmsted Co., MN) about 1905 and had the following children:

 

(1) Robert Winston Donaldson: Born 18 December 1904 in Minnesota.  Died 29 July 1986 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Rose E. Simon (b. 9 Dec 1903 in Whitewater Twp, Winona Co., MN, d. 6 May 1996 at Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN) on 20 April 1933 at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota and had the following children:

 

(a) Nancy Donaldson.

 

(b) Sally Donaldson.

 

(2) Doris M. Donaldson: Born about May 1917 in Minnesota.  Married Lucillian Hilton Sanders on 15 January 1944 at Oakland, ALemenda County, California.

 

(g. John N. Donaldson: Born 11 February 1881 in Plainview Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Died 11 February 1950 at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Winifred Woodward (b. 26 Jul 1885 in Elgin Twp, Wabasha Co., MN, d. 16 Feb 1985) on 19 June 1907 in Elgin Township, Wabasha County and had the following children:

 

(1) Marion Dorothy Donaldson: Born 3 February 1910 at Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Died 13 April 2002 at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Enos J. Hanrahan on 22 November 1965 in Olmsted County.

 

(2) Glen Hubert Donaldson: Born 10 March 1915 in Quincy Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Died 6 August 2006 at Pine Island, Goodhue County, Minnesota.  Married Harriet Julia Stuve (b. 23 Sep 1924 in Cascade Twp, Olmsted Co., MN, d. 7 Oct 2005 at Rochester, Olmsted Co.) on 14 June 1951 at Oronoco, Olmsted County and had the following children:

 

(a) Nancy Lee Donaldson: Born 1952 in Olmstead County, Minnesota.  Married James Allen Sanford (b. abt 1949) in 1970 in Olmsted County and had the following children:

 

[1. Ann Marie Sanford: Born 1972 in Goodhue County, Minnesota.

 

[2. Allen James Sanford: Born 1973 in Goodhue County, Minnesota.

 

(b) Charles William Donaldson: Born 1954 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married (1st) Rebecca Ann Fagerlind (b. abt 1960) in 1979 in Olmsted County and had the following son:

 

[1. Brian August Donaldson: Born 1980 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Teresa Kay Worden and had the following daughter:

 

[a. Jasmine Mercedes Donaldson: Born 2001 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

 

Charles William Donaldson married (2nd) Julia A. Atkinson (b. abt 1956) in 1987 in Wabasha County, Minnesota.  No children.

 

(c) Linda Mae Donaldson: Born 1962 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.  Married Larry Scott Gobin (b. abt 1959) in 1985 in Olmsted County and had the following children:

 

[1. Amber Louise Gobin: Born 1986 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

 

[2. Nicholas Scott Gobin: Born 1989 in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

 

(8. Hester Jane Donaldson: Born 14 January 1845 (12 PM - noon) in Pennsylvania.  Died 28 November 1928 at Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington.  Married Henry H. Cheatham (b. 28 Nov 1842 in IL, d. 4 Apr 1913 at Seattle, Washington Co., WA) on 8 June 1866 in Wabasha County, Minnesota and had the following children:

 

(a. Harry E. Cheatham: Born 1868 in Minnesota.  Died before 1 June 1900.

 

(b. Eliza Jennie Cheatham: Born about 1869 in Minnesota.  Died before 1 June 1900.

 

(c. Charity Cheatham: Born about 1872 in Minnesota.  Died before 1 June 1900.

 

(9. Ann Elizabeth/Eliza Donaldson: (perhaps) Born 11/10 March 1849 (4:45 PM) in Brown County, Ohio.  Married James Morgan Cheatham (b. Sep 1842 in IL, d. before 1920) about 1871 and had the following children:

 

(a. William W. Cheatham: Born 30 June 1872 at Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Died 27 February 1931 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Married Christina Berg (b. abt 1873 in Norway) about 1894 and had the following children:

 

(1) Clarence Edward Cheatham: Born 23 August 1895 in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.  Died 23 August 1975 in Santa Barbara County, California.

 

(2) Lyda Eleanor Cheatham: Born 21 January 1901 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Died there 18 July 1999.

 

(3) Robert William Cheatham: Born 15 January 1907 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Died there 7 November 1997.

 

(4) Doris Christine Cheatham: Born 15 September 1910 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

 

(b. Victor Ray Cheatham: Born 29 September 1875 at Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota.  Died 18 September 1929 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Married Clara A. Comstock (b. abt 1878 in MO) about 1904 and had the following children:

 

(1) Victoria Sybil Cheatham: Born 22 January 1910 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

 

(2) Samuel James Cheatham: Born 10 December 1911 in Minnesota.  Died 22 February 1955 in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

 

(3) Harriet Sylvia Cheatham: Born 5 January 1915 in Washington County, Minnesota.

 

(c. Edward Trebue Cheatham: Born 10 October 1878 in Minnesota.  Married Pearl (?) about 1907.

 

(d. Donaldson Cheatham: Born November 1880 in Minnesota.  Married Florence (?) about 1917.

 

(e. Grace Ellen Cheatham: Born 9 March 1885 in Brown County, South Dakota.

 

(f. Lida B. Cheatham: Born June 1888 in South Dakota.  Married John Wesley T. Collins (b. 28 Jan 1889 at Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD) about 1915 and had the following children:

 

(1) Vern N. Collins: Born about April 1917 in South Dakota.

 

(2) John Collins: Born about 1922 in South Dakota.

 

c. Peggy Marick/Mariah Biles: Born 23 February 1809.  Died 29 August 1811.

 

d. William Biles, Jr.: Born 26 August 1811.  Had a cabinet factory in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Went to St. Louis and suddenly disappeared.  Presume he died of cholera, since he was in a hospital there.  Never married.

 

e. Matilda Biles: Born 30 August 1814 in Pennsylvania.  Died 17 May 1865 (age 50 yr, 8 mo., 18 days); interred Lot 52 of Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olmsted County, Minnesota (same as her sister, Elizabeth).  Married Elias Nuss (apparently not interred with Matilda) on 14 August/July 1836 and moved to Minnesota.  No children.

 

f. Charles Biles: (more info) Born 9 September 1817 in Williamsport Borough, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.  Died 2 January 1875 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Married Mary Edgar January (b. 16/17 Oct 1826/28 at Maysville, KY (also seen: b. Mason Co., KY), d. 31 Jan 1909 at Reading, Hamilton Co., OH) of Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Thomas Huston (more info) and Mary "Polly" (Martin) January and granddaughter of James (b. 8 Jan 1756 at Maysville, KY) and Susan (Huston) Martin (b. abt 1766 in PA), on 9/8 January 1843 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio (also seen: m. Cincinnati, OH) (Of interest: John Addison Biles met with and interviewed Mary Edgar (January) Biles.  Also of interest, Mary's great uncle, Samuel January of Maysville, married the 1st cousin of John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the US, and had a son, John Wales January (photos), who was a veteran of the American Civil War and survived the infamous Andersonville Prison in Georgia.)

 

Charles was employed as a bricklayer and construction contractor.  He was in business in Pennsylvania when he was awarded the contract in 1849 to build Saints Peter and Paul Church in Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio, where he met and married Mary Edgar January.  Also built a residence for his family at 125 Pike Street, Reading, Ohio.  During the Civil War Charles served in the Union Army; he worked in the quartermaster (logistics) department while stationed at Camp Dick Robinson in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

1870 US Census: Charles was heading a household at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  His real estate was valued at $8,000 and his personal property was valued at $800.

 

1880 US Census: Widow Mary Biles (b. OH) was heading a household at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included son, C. Doney Biles (b. 1848, employed as a brick mason); Fannie Biles (b. 1860) [probably Mary’s daughter, Fannie (Biles) McArthur]; and son, Edgar Biles (age 1) [Fannie’s son, Edgar Huston McArthur].

 

Charles and Mary had the following children:

 

(1. Edin/Eden/Edwin Bersuisse/Bersuisee/Burrough/R. Biles: Born 13 October 1844 (7 PM) in Ohio.  Veteran of the American Civil War; served in the Union Army (4th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry).  Married (1st) Susan Frank and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles F. Biles.

 

(b. Stella Naomi Biles: Married E. L. Bunnell.

 

(c. Edgar Morris Biles.

 

Eden Burrough/Reader Biles married 2nd (?) Harris; no children.

 

(2. Theodore Huston Biles: (more info) Born 9 January 1846 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 9 October 1940, age 94, at home, 328 Crescent Avenue, Wyoming, Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; interred 11 October 1940 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Glendale, Hamilton County.  Joined the Union Army at age 15 during the American Civil War; served in the 2nd Regiment of Missouri Cavalry (Merrill's Horse) from 9 September 1864 to 15 June 1865.  Was serving in the quartermaster (logistics) field when he was captured by Confederate troops.  Considering his age, Confederate General Wheeler gave him $.50 and sent him home.  However, he returned to his unit.  He subsequently joined “Merrill’s Horse Brigade,” where, at age 17, he was in a raiding party that captured Confederate General Marmaduke.  Following the War Theodore was employed as a bricklayer.

 

1930 US Census: Theodore H. Biles, age 83 (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. KY) and not employed, was heading a household at 8403 Anthony Wayne Avenue, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  He married 1st at age 37.  The household also included his wife, Louella V. Biles, age 67 (b. OH; parents b. OH), who married 1st at age 22; and daughter, Winnie C. Biles, age 46 (b. OH; parents b. OH) and single, who was employed as a cashier for an electrical shop.

 

Theodore married Louella/Luella V. Wolverton (b. Aug 1861 at Wyoming, Springfield Twp, Hamilton Co., OH, d. 9 Aug 1934), daughter of David C. and Eliza Jane (Sharp) Wolverton, about 1884 and resided at 328 Crescent Avenue, Lockland/Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio. (also seen: Theodore m. Lucile V. Carson)  Theodore and Luella/Lucile had the following daughter:

 

(a. Winnie C. Biles: (photos) Born 2 November 1884.  Died 8 January 1976; interred with her parents in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

(3. Anna “Annie” Carrie/Curry Biles: Born 2 July 1849 in Pennsylvania.  Died 23 June/22 February 1850 in Pennsylvania; interred Oak Hill Cemetery, Glendale, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(4. Charles Perry Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 20 August 1850/51 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 1/2 August 1940, age 89, at home, 123 Pike Street, Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinatti) from complications of a hip fracture and stroke; interred Reading Cemetery.  Employed as a brick mason and brick contractor.  Built a house next door to his parents and resided there the remainder of his life.  Member, St. John’s Evangelical Church, Reading, Ohio and a 67-year member of the local bricklayers union.

 

1880 US Census: Charles, age 30 (b. OH, as were his parents) and employed as a brick mason, was heading a household at Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth, age 29 (b. Bavaria, as were her parents); son, Charles, age 6 (b. IN); daughter, Minnie, age 4 (b. OH); daughter, Frances, age 2 (b. OH); and daughter, Florence, age 8 months (b. OH).

 

1900 US Census: Charles, age 49 (b. Aug 1850, father b. PA, mother b. VA) was heading a household at Sycamore, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife of 27 years, Elizabeth, age 48 (b. Feb 1852 in Germany, as were her parents, immigrated 1869; had had 10 children, 8 still alive); son, Anthony, age 17 (b. abt 1883); daughter, May, age 16 (b. May 1884); daughter, Hattie, age 14 (b. Apr 1886); son, Benjamin H., age 11 (b. Feb 1889); daughter, Adie, age 9 (b. Nov 1890).

 

1910 US Census: Charles Biles, age 59 (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. KY) and employed as a bricklayer doing odd jobs, resided in the household headed by his brother-in-law, John L. McArthur, age 65 (b. Scotland; parents b. Scotland), who was employed as a machinist in a glass factory, at 125 Pike Street in the Village of Reading, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. The household also included Charles' 2nd wife, Stella P. Biles, age 36 (b. OH; father b. VA; mother b. OH), who had been married once for 1 year and had had 1 child, still alive; Charles' son, Gilbert P. Biles, age 9 months (b. OH; parents b. OH); Charles's sister (and John's wife), Fannie A. McArthur, age 48 (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. KY); Charles' nephew (John's son), Thomas B. McArthur, age 25 (OH; father b. Scotland; mother b. OH), single, and employed as a ticket agent for a railroad company.

 

1920 US Census: Charles, age 69 (b. OH, father b. PA, mother b. KY), was heading a household at Sycamore, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Stella, age 47 (b. OH, father b. VA, daughter b. OH); son, Gilbert, age 10; daughter, Anna, age 8; daughter, Mary, age 6; and son, Ben, age 30.

 

1930 US Census: Charles, age 79, was heading a household at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Stella, age 56 (b. OH); son, Gilbert, age 20; daughter, Anna, age 18; and daughter, Mary, age 16.

 

Charles Perry Biles married (1st) Elizabeth/Elisabetha Lier (b. 16 Feb 1852/51 in Billigheim, Rhein, Pfalz-Bavaria, Germany; d. 26 Dec 1905 at Reading, Hamilton Co., OH; interred there; emigrated to the US 1869, age 18) (spelled “Lier” in Family Bible; spelled “Lear” in church marriage record), daughter of Johannes and Magdalena Maria (Rel.) Lear, on 28 August 1873 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Perry Biles, Jr.: (more info) Born 20/22 August 1875/74 in Hamilton County, Ohio/Indiana.  Died 5 March 1904, age 29, in Hamilton County, Ohio; interred Reading Protestant Cemetery, Reading, Hamilton County (perhaps interred Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana).

 

1900 US Census: Charles Biles, age 25 (b. Aug 1874 in OH; father b. OH; mother b. Germany) and employed as a bricklayer, was heading a household on Main Street in the Village of Reading, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Sophia Biles, age 21 (b. Aug 1878 in Germany; parents b. Germany), who had had 3 children, all still alive and had immigrated to the US in 1881; son, Charles Biles, age 3 (b. Jul 1896 in OH); daughter, Florence Biles, age 2 (b. May 1898 in OH); and son, Edgar Biles, age 3 months (b. Feb 1900 in OH).

 

1910 US Census: Sophia Biles, age 30 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany), widowed, and employed as a Loundres for private families, was heading a household at 100 Pike Street in the Village of Reading, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  She had had 4 children, all still alive and she had immigrated to the US in 1882.  The household also included her son, Charles F. Biles, age 14 (b. OH) and employed as a harness maker in a factory; daughter, Florence M. Biles, age 12 (b. OH); son, Edward G. Biles, age 10 (b. OH); daughter, Hilda Biles, age 8 (b. OH); and brother-in-law, Ben H. Biles, age 21 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. Germany), single, and employed as a mold holder in a glass works.

 

Married, as her 1st husband, Sophia "Sophie" Luise/A. Schilling (more info) (b. 12 Aug 1878 in Germany, d. 8 May 1961 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH (also seen: d. Reading, OH)), daughter of Christian Gottlieb (or Gottlieb Christian) (more info) (b. 1830, d. 1912) and Caroline (Wolf/Wolfe) Schilling (b. 1850, d. 1918), on 6 June 1896 in Hamilton County, Ohio and resided at 100 Pike Street, Reading, Hamilton County.  Charles and Sophia had the following children:

 

(1) Charles Frederick Biles: (more info) Born 31 July 1896/95 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 10 February 1962 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; interred Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.  Employed as a tool and die maker for the Ratchford Tool Company.  Resided last at Dayton, Ohio.

 

1920 US Census: Charles Biles, age 25 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. Germany) and employed as superintendant SJark Machine for a tool company, was  heading a household at 2919 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife, Josephine Biles, age 27 (b. KY; father b. MO; mother b. Germany); and daughter, Charlotte Biles, age 7 months (b. OH).

 

1930 US Census: Charles F. Biles, age 36 (b. OH; parents b. Germany) and employed as a machinist for a tool and die works, was heading a household at 23 Ridgeville Drive in the City of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  His residence was valued at $6,000, and he was married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Josephine Biles, age 36 (b. KY; parents b. Germany), who was married 1st at age 23; and daughter, Charlotte J. Biles, age 10 (b. OH).

 

1940 US Census: Chas F. Biles, age 44 (b. OH) and employed as a tool and die maker for the Norwood Engineering Company, was heading a household at 2706 Oabermont Avenue, Pasadena, Van Buren Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.  His residence was valued at $3,500; he had completed 8th grade; and in April 1935 he resided at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Josephine Biles, age 47 (b. KY), who had completed 8th grade. 

 

Charles F. Biles married Josephine "Jo" Brunen (b. 24 Nov 1891 at Covington, Kenton Co., KY), daughter of Bernard and Wilhelmina (Ball) Brunen, on 19 September 1918 in Hamilton County and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Charlotte J. Biles: Born 1919 in Ohio.  Died ; interred Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.  Married William Bowen of Richmond, Indiana and resided at Richmond, Indiana.

 

(2) Florence M. Biles: (more info) Born 25 May 1898 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died  there 4 November 1980, age 82.  Married George F. Fricke (more info) (b. Reading, Hamilton Co., OH), son of George C. and Louise (Holtgreve) Fricke, on 25 May 1920 in Hamilton County and resided there at Cincinnati.  Resided last at Reading, Ohio.   George was a veteran of World War I.  Florence and George had the following children:

 

(a) Ellen Fricke: Born 1921.  Died 1989.  Married (?) Rusche.

 

(b) Carl E. Fricke: Born 1925.  Died 2002.  Married (1st) his 2nd cousin, Jacqueline Brogan (more info) (b. abt 1928. d. 5 Sep 1971, age 43, from complications of cancer), daughter of Nina (Leflar) Brogan and granddaughter of Frances (Biles) Leflar (Para (c., below), and had the following children:

 

[1. Carol Fricke.

 

[2. Mary Fricke.

 

[3. Maureen Fricke.

 

[4. Joseph Fricke.

 

[5. James Fricke.

 

Carl E. Fricke married (2nd) Alma (?) in Kentucky.

 

(3) Edward Gottlieb Biles: (more info) Born 4 February 1900 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 1 April 1963.  Resided at Reading, Ohio.  Married Mary Alice Shannon (b. 1913, d. 2002) and had the following children:

 

(a) Edgar/Edward “Ed” G. Biles: Born 18 October 1931 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio (suburb of Cincinnati).  Attended Miami University, Ohio.  Employed as a football coach, including Head Coach of the National Football League's Houston Oilers from 1981 to 1983.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

 

[1. Michael “Mike” Biles: Born 1953.

 

[2. James “Jim” Biles: Born 1954.  Married Linda Veto.

 

[3. John Biles: Born 1958.

 

(4) Hilda Katharine/Katherine Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 23 December 1901 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 8/18 October 1996 at North College Hill, Hamilton County; interred Reading Protestant Cemetery, Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Resided in Reading until about 1944; then moved to Clovernook in North College Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Married Charles "Carl" Alfred Stephan (photos) (more info) (b. 23 Jun 1901 at Cincinnati, OH, d. there 15 Jun 1975, age 73, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center; interred with Hilda), son of Henry M. (b. 1875 in Bavaria, Germany and immigrated to the US with his family in 1881, settling at Reading, OH; d. 1951) and Emma (Knippschild) Stephan (b. 1882 at Reading, OH, d. 1966) on 19 November 1927 in Butler County, Ohio.  During World War I Charles served in the US Navy aboard the USS Pocahontas, a captured German ocean liner used by the US to transport troops.  Following the War, Charles was employed as a machinist by the General Electric Corporation and resided at Reading, Ohio.  Hilda and Charles had the following children:

 

(a) Glenn Edward Stephan: (photos) Born 15 March 1930 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 7 January 2008 at Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio; interred Oak Hill Cemetery.  During the Korean War served as a radio operator in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska; enlisted 11 May 1951; discharged 9 April 1953.  Graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Employed as an accountant for the General Electric Corporation.  Married Diana Joyce Hunsucker (photos) (b. 27 Aug 1935 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, d. 9 Mar 2013 at Springdale, Hamilton Co., OH) in 1957.  Diana attended Western College for Women, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, until her health forced her to quit.  Glenn and Diana had the following children:

 

[1. David Stephan: Born 1959.  Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio.  Never married.  Has done a lot of work documenting his family’s history, some of which is on display in this annex, but which can be viewed in greater depth and breadth at findagrave.com, ancestry.com and familysearch.com.

 

[2. Lesley Rae Stephan: Born 1961.  Graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Employed as a pharmacist.  Moved to Alabama, where she married John Wilson and had the following children:

 

[a. Cory Wilson: Born 1994.  Served in the US Marine Corps.

 

[b. Morgan Wilson: (female) Twin.  Born 1998.

 

[c. Trevor Wilson: Twin. Born 1998.

 

Lesley and John were subsequently divorced.

 

[3. Amy Elizabeth Stephan: Born 1965.  Married (1st) William Skiba and had the following children:

 

[a. Matthew Skiba: Born 1995.

 

[b. Kevin Skiba: Born 1998.

 

Amy and William were subsequently divorced.  Amy (Stephan) Skiba married (2nd) Thomas "Tom" Reigler.

 

(b) Ralph Robert Stephan: (photos) (more info) Born 24 October 1932 at Reading, Ohio.  Died 16 August 1997 at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida from complications of lung cancer; cremated remains scattered off the coast of West Palm Beach County, Florida.  Served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  Subsequently employed by aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, a division of the United Technologies Corporation.  Married Carolyn (?) (b. 1934) in Florida and resided in Florida, where Carolyn was employed as a school nurse.  Carolyn's parents resided in Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida.  Ralph and Carolyn had the following children:

 

[1. Kay Elizabeth Stephan: Born 1959.  Married Steven Peacock, who she met while they both were employed at a Supper Club in Florida.  Kay and Steven had the following daughter:

 

[a. Kari Peacock: Born 1983.  Subsequently resided om Florida.

 

[2. Ralph Robert Stephan "Robbie": Born 1963.  Graduated from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.  Employed by the United Technologies Corporation.  Married Lisa (?) (b. France), whose parents had moved from France to Florida for business reasons, and had the following children:

 

[a. Matthew Stephan: Born 1991.

 

[b. Allie Stephan: Born 1994.

 

Following Charles’ death, Sophia (Schilling) Biles married (2nd) Edward Julius Hesterberg (b. 1882, d. 1939) and resided at Reading, Ohio.  Sohia and Edward had the following son:

 

(5) Earl J. Hesterberg: Born 3 September 1920.  Died 18 September 2013; interred Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Resided at Reading, Ohio.  Married Eleanor L. (?) (b. 26 Nov 1915, d. 30 Jun 2003).

 

(b. Minnie Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 9 March 1876 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 18 May 1953, age 77, at Lockland, Hamilton County.  Married George Clifford Skillman “Clifford” (b. 2 May 1875 in OH, d. 17 Jun 1950), son of John Wellington (b. 1 Apr 1852 at Lockland, Hamilton Co., OH, d. 3 Dec 1916) and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Rynearson) Skillman (b. 6 Nov 1856, d. 18 May 1937), on 9/19 October 1898 in Hamilton County and resided at 109 N. Cooper Avenue, Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio.  In 1900 George was employed as a day laborer at Lockland.  Minnie was a member of the Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church.  Minnie and George had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Wellington Skillman: (photos) Born 4 May 1899 at Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 20 February 1956 at Bethesda Hospital; interred Oak Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio (Sec 12, lot 574, space 7).  Married Ada Herzig (b. 25 Jul 1904 at London, KY, d. 28 Dec 1992 at Bethesda North Hospital; interred with Wellington).

 

(2) George Perry Skillman: (photos) Born 16 December 1902 in OH.  Died 21 February 2002; interred Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason, Ohio.  Married Mary Johanna Vogel (b. 1 Apr 1909 in OH, d. 25 May 2001; interred with George) on 25 May 1929 at Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio and resided at Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio.  George and Mary had the following children:

 

(a) George Edward Skillman.

 

(b) Captain Roger Perry Skillman.

 

(c) Lieutenant John Wellington Skillman.

 

(3) Clifford Charles Skillman: Born 2 March 1907 in Ohio. Died there 17 April 1990.  Resided at Amelia, Clermont County, Ohio.

 

(4) James Warren Skillman “Warren”: Born 7 October 1920.  Died 3 November 1973.  Married Rita Lungo and had the following children:

 

(a) Nancy Skillman.

 

(b) Janice Skillman.

 

(c) Karen Skillman.

 

(d) James Joseph Skillman.

 

(e) Jeffery “Jeff” Skillman.

 

(f) Gregory Warren Skillman.

 

(g) Jerry Skillman.

 

(c. Frances “Fannie” Biles: Born 22 September 1877 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died there 3 July 1975/76, age 98 (in zip code: 45215).

 

1910 US Census: William E., age 32, was heading a household in Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Fannie, age 30; daughter, Mabel, age 9; son, William E., Jr., age 7; and daughter, Nanna, age 4.

 

Fannie Biles married William E. Leflar (more info) (b. 25 Jun 1877 at Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, d. 20 Nov 1936 from complications of kidney cancer; interred Hopewell Cem., Hopewell Twp, Muskingum Co., OH), son of Francis and Dora (Maddox) Leflar of Ohio; subsequently separated.  Fannie and William had the following children:

 

(1. Mabel Leflar: Born about 1901.

 

(2. William E. Leflar, Jr.: (more info) Born 20 January 1903 at Riverside, Montgomery County, Ohio.  Died 21 April 1937 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio; took his own life; interred Hopewell Township, Muskingum County, Ohio.  Employed as a bartender in a cafe.  Married Bernice (?); subsequently divorced.

 

(3. Nina/Nanna Leflar: Born about 1906.  Married (?) Brogan and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Jacqueline Brogan: Married her 2nd cousin, Carl E. Fricke (Para (a.(2)(b), above).

 

(4. Robert Leflar.

 

(d. Florence Biles: Born 12 September 1879 (also seen: Oct 1879) in Ohio.  Died 19 November 1896, age 17.  By one account married William Rublis.

 

(e. Theodore/Anthony “Doney” Biles: Born 9 June 1881/82 in Ohio.  Died 9 April 1926, age 44.

 

(f. Cora Mae/May Biles “Mae”: (photos) (more info) Born 7 May 1884 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 25 March 1972, age 87; interred Reading Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Member of the Woodlawn Sewing Club.  During World War II was a member of the Valley Surgical Dressing Unit, which made surgical dressings for use in wartime hospitals.  Inherited her great-grandfather, William P. Biles’ Bible.  Married C. F. William Rulfs (b. 1879), son of John Henry (b. 27 Nov 1845, d. 21 Feb 1923) and Anna (Altenhoefer) Rulfs (b. 24 May 1853, d. 3 May 1919), on 24 July 1901 at St. John Lutheran Church, Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Together they operated the Woodlawn Poultry Farm, raising award-winning poultry.  Cora and William had the following children:

 

(1) Dorothy Anna Rulfs: (photos) Born 19 January 1902.  Died 9 May 1980.  In the late 1940 was employed in a photography studio, and in the 1950s and 60s was employed as Secretary for Reading Heating, Reading, Ohio.  Was very artistic, enjoying painting, ceramics, and needlework.  Dorothy inherited William P. Biles’ Bible.  Married Clarence Frederick Steiner on 8 November 1922 in the St. Gabriel Church Parlor, Glendale, Ohio and had the following children:

 

(a) Dorothy Mae Steiner: (photos) Born 17 September 1923.  Died 19 October 2005.  Employed as a registered nurse.  Inherited William P. Biles’ Bible.  Married M. Edward Effler (b. 27 Jun 1918, d. 2 Jul 1995) and had the following children:

 

[1. Barbara Anne Effler: Inherited William P. Biles’ Bible.  Has done a lot of work documenting her family’s history, some of which is on display in this annex.  Married David L. Hershner.

 

[2. Michael Edward Effler.

 

[3. Judith Ann Effler.

 

[4. Janice Marie Effler.

 

[5. Jo Ann Effler.

 

(b) Ann Louise Steiner: (photos) Born 14 September 1924.  Died 25 September 2002.  Employed as a registered nurse.  Married Robert Anthony Matuska (b. 30 Mar 1925, d. 17 Jun 2004) and had the following children:

 

[1. Marianne Matuska.

 

[2. Marcia Matuska.

 

[3. Roberta Ann Matuska.

 

[4. Antoinette Matuska.

 

[5. Deanna Louise Matuska.

 

[6. Robert Anthony Matuska, Jr.

 

(c) Clarence Frederick Steiner, Jr.: (photos) Born 21 January 1929.  Died 5 January 2004.  Married Sue Miller and had the following children:

 

[1. Martha Sue Miller.

 

[2. Ann Marie Miller.

 

[3. Mary Clarissa Miller.

 

Clarence and Dorothy (Rulfs) Steiner separated in the early 1940s.

 

(2) Lola Kathryn Rulfs: (photos) Born 26 January 1903.  Was employed by Sterns & Foster and was Treasurer for Carey Employees Federal Credit Union.  Was also a dedicated follower of Cincinatti Reds baseball, belonging to the “Rosy Reds.”  Married William Schumacher (b. 22 Jun 1901) on 1 October 1924 and had the following children:

 

(a) Jack Conrad Schumacher: Born 1928.  Was employed as a baseball player.  Married Lois Beemer.

 

(b) Donald Schumacher: Married Willa Ayre.

 

(c) Shirley Shumacher: Born 1932.  Married Albert Kretschmer.

 

(3) Anna Mae Rulfs: (photos) Born 31 August 1906.  Died 25 March 2001.  Was employed for Sterns & Foster.  Married Frank Fath on 25 January 1939 at Saints Peter and Paul Rectory and had the following children:

 

(a) Thomas Franklin Fath.

 

(b) Mary Ann Fath: Married James Kalla.

 

(4) John Henry Rulfs: (photos) (more info) Born 4 December 1908.  Died 23 February 1932.

 

(5) William Theodore Rulfs: (photos) Born 23 November 1913.  Died 8 September 1977.  Married Ida Mae Bates (b. 29 Nov 1913, d. 3 Apr 1991) on 10 June 1938 and had the following children:

 

(a) Janet Marie Rulfs: Born 1940.  Married (1st) Hal Wood.  Married (2nd) Peter “Pete” Wiedemann.

 

(b) Gerald William Rulfs: Born 6 December 1944.  Died 28 October 1966 in an automobile accident.

 

(g. Harriet “Hattie” J. Biles: (photos) Born 3 April 1886 I Ohio.  Died 25 December 1960, age 73, in Riverside County, California.  Perhaps married Harry Joseph Brandon on 1 August 1910 at Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky and subsequently resided at St. Paul, Minnesota.  Harriet and Harry had the following daughter:

 

(1) Son: (perhaps) (photos)

 

(2) Adeline “Addie” Brandon: (photos)

 

(3) Benjamin “Ben” Brandon: (photos)

 

(h. Josephine Biles: Born 26 February 1888.  Died 1888.

 

(i. Benjamin “Ben” Harrison Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 12 February 1889 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio (also seen: b. Cincinnati, OH).  Died Wednesday, 29 October 1958, age 69, at Daniel Drake Memorial Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

1910 US Census: Age 21 and single.  Resided with his older brother’s family, headed at that time by Sophia (Schilling) Biles.

 

1920 US Census: Age 30 and single.  Resided with his father and step-mother.

 

Benjamin married Sarah Price (d. before Ben), who had the following daughter before her marriage to Benjamin:

 

(1) Mrs. Emmett Williams.

 

(j. Addie Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 26 November 1890 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 19 August 1979, age 88, at Cincinnati, Hamilton County; interred Springfield Twp, Hamilton County, Ohio (Sec 15, Lot 357W, grave 7).

 

1910 US Census: Addie Biles, age 19 (b. OH; father b. US; mother b. Germany) and single, was a "patient" in St. Joseph Hospital and Foundling Asylum, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  She had had 1 child, still alive.  On the same census page infant Adeline Biles, age 9 months (b. OH; father b. unknown; mother b. OH), was enumerated as an "inmate."

 

Addie Biles (apparently) had the following daughter:

 

(1) Adeline Biles: Born about July 1909 in Ohio.  Did not reside with her mother in 1920, so perhaps was put up for adoption.

 

Addie Biles married William J. Kissel (more info) (b. 27 May 1892 at Carthage, OH, d. 17 Dec 1951, age 61; interred beside Addie), son of Adam and Anna (Burger) Kissel (who also had the following children: Mrs. Mary (Kissel) Ellis, Mrs. Elizabeth (Kissel) Kaul, Mrs. Anna (Kissel) Brock, and Harry Kissel), on 30 October 1915 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio and subsequently resided at 7216 Lebanon Avenue, Carthage, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Addie and William had the following children:

 

(2) William J. Kissel, Jr.: (more info) Born 9 April 1916.  Died 30 September 1986 at Bethesda North Hospital, Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio; interred there in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  Employed as a welder.

 

(3) Elizabeth “Betty” M. Kissel: Born 11 May 1917.  Died 14 July 1965; interred beside her parents (grave 8).

 

(4) Joseph "Joe" W./E. Kissel: (more info)Born 15 October 1918 at Cincinatti, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died Sunday, 2 May 1948, age 30; interred beside his parents (grave 5).  Resided with his parents at 7216 Lebanon Avenue, Carthage, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(5) Edward “Eddie” Kissel.

 

(6) Rosemary Kissel.

 

Charles Perry Biles married (2nd) Stella P. (Reeder) Mallory (b. 1873, d. 1934) on 29 August 1908 in Kenton County, Kentucky and had the following children:

 

(l. Gilbert P. Biles: Born 11 July 1909 in Ohio.  Died 6 October 1981 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  In 1976 (when named in the will of Winnie C. Biles) resided at Frankfort, Frankfort County, Kentucky.

 

(m. Anna R. Biles: Born 31 December 1911.  Died January 1989 in zip code area 45224.  Was employed as a school teacher at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Never married.

 

(n. Mary Elizabeth Biles: (more info) Born 3 November 1913.  Died Friday, 24 July 1959; interred Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Married George E. Kelm (b. 10 Jun 1918, d. 11 Aug 1967), son of Theodore and Wanda (Hintz) Kelm, and resided at 2409 Carol Drive, Reading, Ohio.  Mary and George had the following children:

 

(1) Gary Kelm: In 1976 (when named in the will of Winnie C. Biles) he resided at Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

(2) Beverly Kelm.

 

(5. Edgar January Biles: Born 26 August 1857 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 26 January 1877 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(6. Frances “Fanny/Fannie” Agusta Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 22 May 1860/61 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 24 February 1956 at Reading (also seen: d. Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH); interred Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.  Founder of the Reading, Ohio Parent Teachers Association (PTA), originally the “Mothers Club,” as well as PTAs throughout Hamilton County, Ohio.  Was the 1st female elected to public office in Reading when she was elected to the Reading Board of Education.

 

1900 US Census: Fannie was in a household in Hamilton County, Ohio.  She had had 6 children, 4 still alive.

 

1910 US Cenus: John L. McArthur, age 65 (b. Scotland; parents b. Scotland) and employed as a machinist in a glass factory, was heading a household at 125 Pike Street in the Village of Reading, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  He immigrated to the US in 1870, was subsequently naturalized, and had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 32 years, Fannie A. McArthur, age 48 (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. KY), who had been married once and had had 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Thomas B. McArthur, age 25 (b. OH; father b. Scotland; mother b. OH), single, and employed as a ticket agent for a railroad company; brother-in-law, Charles Biles, age 59 (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. KY) and employed as a bricklayer doing odd jobs; Charles' 2nd wife, to whom he had been married 1 year, Stella P Biles, age 36 (b. OH; father b. VA; mother b. OH), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; Charles' son, Gilbert P. Biles, age 9 months (b. OH).  Of interest, the household headed by Elizabeth Stephan, generation 3 of the Stephan Annex, was enumerated nearby, at 103 Pike Street.

 

1920 US Census: John McArthur was in a household in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Immigrated to the US in 1854.

 

Frances married John Livingston McArthur (photos) (b. 30 Dec 1844/1 Jan 1845 at Perth, Scotland, d. 19 Mar 1930 at Reading, Hamilton Co., OH; interred Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA), son of James and Jeannett (Braidwood) McArthur, of 315 Wyoming Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 12 September 1877 at Reading and subsequently resided there in parents’ residence, 125 Pike Street, Reading.  John McArthur emigrated from Scotland to the US in 1854 and was a veteran of the American Civil War; serving in the 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry Regiment.  Fannie and John had the following children:

 

(a. Edgar Huston/Houston McArthur: Born 14 August 1879 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 10 December 1961 at Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio; interred Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.  Graduated from Lockland High School in 1897.  Was single and living at home in 1904.  Married Edith Godwin in 1908 and in 1956 resided at St. Augustine, Florida.  Edgar and Edith had the following children:

 

(1) Gertrude McArthur.

 

(2) Harry McArthur.

 

(3) Alan McArthur.

 

(4) Edgar McArthur, Jr.

 

(5) John McArthur.

 

(b. Artena May McArthur: (more info) Born 23 September 1882 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 28 December 1943 at Richmond, Virginia; interred Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland.  Graduated from Lockland High School, Reading, Ohio.  Single and living at home in 1904.  Married Owen Norman Spain, son of Cornelius Joseph and Hester Clark (Randall) Spain, on 10 November 1904 at Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, where they resided for several years.  Subsequently moved to Richmond Virginia.  Artena and Omar had the following children:

 

(1) Edgar Randall Spain: Born 3 June 1900.  Died 18 January 1958.  Resided at Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(2) Virginia Maye Spain: Born 20 February 1907 at Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  Died 1951.  Apparently did not marry.

 

(3) Owen Norman Spain, Jr.: Born 2 May 1913 at Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  Died 17 August 1967 at Rome, Oneida County, New York.  Served in the US Navy.  At one point resided in Washington, D.C.

 

(4) Beatrice Marie Spain: Born 15 October 1918.  Died 20 November 1974.  Married William Thompson and resided at New London, Connecticut.

 

(5) Marjorie Helen Spain: Born 20 August 1923.  Died February 1976.  Married Colin Campbell and resided at Richmond, Virginia.

 

(c. Thomas Braidwood McArthur: (more info) Born 2 August 1884 at Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died 1949 (age 65) at home, 2122 Glenside Avenue, Norwood, Ohio; interred Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Graduated from Lockland, High School.  Single and living at home in 1904.  Was employed as a ticket agent at Union Terminal in Cincinnati.  Married Eveline/Evelyn C. Paine (b. abt 1887 in IL) in 1911 and resided at 2122 Glenside Avenue, Norwood, Ohio.  Thomas and Eveline had the following children:

 

(1) Arthur P. McArthur: Born about 1914 in Ohio.  Served as a commissioned officer in the US Marine Corps.

 

(2) Jane McArthur: Born about 1916 in Ohio.  Married (?) Butts and resided at 1178 North Lynnebrook Drive in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(3) Paul E. McArthur: Born about December 1916 in Ohio.  Resided at North Hollywood, California.

 

(4) Priscilla McArthur: Born about April 1919 in Ohio.  Married W. H. Lewis and resided at Williamson, West Virginia.

  

(d. Edith Lawrence McArthur: Born 23/28 September 1886 in Ohio.  Single and living at home in 1904.  Married (1st) Chester Cross.  Married (2nd) William Leighton and resided in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Edith and William had the following children:

 

(1) Harry Leighton.

 

g. Hester “Hetty” Marick/Mariah Biles: Born 16 June 1820 in Pennsylvania.  Died 4 November 1895 at Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.  Married Alexander C. Mason (b. Apr 1818 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA) (John A. Biles met and interviewed him) on 7 April 1847 in Hamilton County, Ohio and resided at Walnut Hill, then Cincinnati, Ohio.  The 1853-54 Williams Cincinnati Directory indicates Alexander was a bricklayer.  Hattie and Alexander had the following children:

 

(1. George Edwin Mason: Born 3 January 1848 (8:15 AM) at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Died there 3 January 1930.  Married Permelia Adelaide Hively (b. 13 Jun 1857 at Cincinnati, d. there 15 Dec 1932) about 1879 and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Mabel Mason: Born July 1887 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Married Charles Kingsley Field on 23 January 1921 at Cincinnati.

 

(2. William Alexander Mason: Born 16 August 1849 (10 AM) in Ohio.

 

(3. Mary Cathrine Mason: Born 25 November 1850 (9 AM) in Ohio.  Died 2 September 1933 at Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Married Henry John Willis (b. Aug 1854 in NY, d. 7 Jan 1933 in Winona Co., MN) about 1877 and had the following daughter:

 

(a. May Willis: Born 9 September 1883 at Winona, Minnesota.  Died there 19 October 1968.  Married Robert E. Whitney (b. 2 Jul 1882 at Winona, MN, d. there 2 Feb 1947) on 27 December 1921 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Mary K. Whitney: Born 12 April 1927 in Ohio.  Died 22 November 2004.  Married Hans R. Schweitzer on 18 January 1947 at Winona, Minnesota.

 

(4. Franklin Biles Mason: Born 15 September 1852 in Ohio.

 

(4. Edmund Keck Mason: Born 17 November 1854 in Ohio.

 

(5. Hester Ellen Mason: Born 13 October 1856 in Ohio.

 

(6. Emma Jeannette Mason: Born 17 December 1858 in Ohio.

 

h. Margaret Ellen Biles: Born 20 June 1826 in Pennsylvania.  Married M. Adam Keck (b. Nov 1824 in PA, d. 16 Apr 1902) on 27 December 1849 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  The 1853-54 Williams Cincinnati Directory indicates Adam was employed as a car builder at Keck’s Car Factory.  In 1904 Margaret and Adam resided in St. Louis, Missouri.  Margaret and Adam had the following children:

 

(1. William Patterson Keck: Born 5 September 1851 (10 AM) in Ohio.  Married Mary (?) (b. abt 1853 in CT, d. 1 Jun 1900) and had the following children:

 

(a. Jennie Keck: Born about 1878 in Illinois.

 

(b. Ellen Keck: Born June 1879 in Illinois.

 

(2. Evanda M. Keck: Born 15 June 1855 (1 PM).  Died 4 July 1855; interred Columbia Presbyterian – Fulton Mechanics Cemetery, Linwood, Hamilton County, Ohio.

 

(3. George Washington Keck: Born 23 September 1857 (4 AM).  Died 18 July 1859 (7:30 PM).

 

(4. Mary Ella Keck: Born 3 October 1859 (12:30 PM) in Ohio.

 

(5. Matilda Geneva Keck: Born 22 March 1862 (3 AM) in Ohio.

 

(6. Lida Keck: Born about 1865 in Ohio.

 

(7. Marvin A. Keck: Born 19 May 1871 in Missouri.  Married Jennie S. (?) (b. abt 1874 in IN) about 1909 and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Helen Keck: Born about 1913 in Missouri.

 

4. Robert “Rob” Biles:

 

Twin.  Born 7 June 1781 in Middle Smithfield, Northhampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a farmer.  Died from (presumably) sun stoke 26 September 1812/15 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  He had been “taken with spasms a day or so earlier,” and on noticing it, Rebecca “called in Nicholas and Paul Overfield, who were cutting hay in their meadow near Rob Biles house.”   Married Rebecca/Rebeccah Place (b. 14 Jan 1785 (per her Bible) at Smithfield, Monroe Co. PA, Bapt. there 9 Jul 1788, d. 1 Sep 1875), daughter of Captain James and Phoebe (Winans) Place, in 1802.  Note:  Rebecca was a sister of Rosanna Place, who married Robert’s younger brother, Alexander Patterson Biles, paragraph 6, below.

 

In 1806 Robert, and his brother Alexander, moved their families from Northampton County (now Monroe Co.) Pennsylvania to the Susquehanna River Valley and settled at Meshoppen, now Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  They settled behind the Overfield Cemetery.  Though Alexander returned to Middle Smithfield, Robert Biles continued to live there until his death in 1812.  On 21 August 1925 George Strunk (Para 4.C.2.g. of the Alexander Patterson Biles pg) told John Addison Biles: “Robert Biles lived about halfway between the Nicholas Overfield place and the Allen Jayne road, a half mile toward the Solomon Bunnell place.  Alexander Patterson Biles lived near Nicholas Overfield, a little east, where Aunt Rebecca Depew died.”

 

Robert Biles was educated as a weaver. He and Rebecca were progenitors of the Biles of South Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  They had the following children:

 

a. James Biles: Born 22 July 1803.  Apprenticed out to a man he did not like in Middle Smithfield, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  When, at about 14 years of age, his mother refused to buy his freedom, James ran away and was not heard from again.  His mother grieved over this the rest of her life.

 

b. Henry Biles/Boyles: Born 23 April 1805.  Died 25 January 1888 in western Pennsylvania.  Married Eliza Beers (d. 2 Feb 1907; interred 5 Mar 1907) and initially resided at Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where they had two children.  In 1835 moved to the Fisk place.  Then moved to Frenchtown, Asylum Township, Bradford County, where son, Charles, was born.  Sometime later the family moved to western Pennsylvania.  Henry and Eliza had the following children:

 

(1. Andrew Jackson Biles: Drowned.

 

(2. Theodore Biles.

 

(3. Mariah Biles.

 

(4. Lucetta Biles.

 

(5. Charles “Charley” Redfield Biles: Born 1835.

 

(6. Orsemus/Orcemus/Orenimus “Orsey” “Aret” Rose Biles/Boyles: The following information on Orsemus and his descendants is largely from the research of June Hartzell and Christine Morgan.

 

One of Orsie's children referred to him as John; another as Horace.  Probably named after his aunt Phoebe's husband, Orsamus Bowker Rose.  He was born 20 March 1836 in Indiana.  Died 2 February 1907, age 70; interred with wife, Margarett.  Employed as a laborer.  In 1870 resided in Columbiana County (SE of Cleveland), Ohio.  In the mid-1870s resided at 186 Columbus Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  At some point reportedly resided in Ashtabula County (NE of Cleveland), Ohio.  At death Orsemus resided at 28 Lorain Street, Cleveland.

 

1870 US Census: Orsey, age 30, was heading a household in Columbiana County, Ohio.  Wife, Margaret, was age 28.

 

1880 US Census: Art Boyles was heading a household in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

Married Margarett S. McPhearson/McPherson/McFerson (b. 26 Sep 1842 at Newcastle, Tyne, England, d. 27 Jan 1888 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH; interred 29 Feb 1888 in Riverside Cem., Cleveland), daughter of James (d. Civil War) and Catharine/Catherine (Williams) McPherson, before June 1863.  For reasons that aren't clear, following Margarett's death, her sister, Jane (McPhearson) McWhorter, cared for Margarett's younger children; it is unknown where Orsemus resided during that period.  However, this may help explain why a guardian was appointed for the estate of O. R. Biles on 17 April 1901 (6 yrs before his death).

 

Orsemus and Margarett had the following children:

 

(a. Ada A. Biles: Born about 1864 at East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio.  Died 17 April 1884 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred there 13 May 1884.  Married Claude Byrne on 30 May 1882 at Cleveland.

 

(b. Ida May Biles: Born July 1865 at East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio.

 

1900 US Census: Ida and son, Pascal, resided in the household headed by Jane McWhorter at 147 Salisbury Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Married (1st) Edward P. Ruprecht (b. 2 Apr 1868 at Cleveland, d. 6 Oct 1947 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL; interred there in Mt. Greenwood Cem.) on 17 November 1887 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Edward was employed as a clerk.  Ida and Edward had the following children:

 

(1) Charles (Ruprecht) Gibbons: Born 1886.  Married Ethel Green (b. 1887 at Mansfield, Wayne County, Oh), daughter of Justice and Margaret (Cotes) Green, on 22 January 1909 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

 

(2) Pascal W. Rupert: (birth certificate: E. P. Rupert) Born 19 April 1889 at West Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died September 1969 at Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida (Social Security index lists death at Riverview, Hillsborough, FL); interred Sarasota Memorial Cemetery, Sarasota.

 

1910 US Census: Pascal resided as a boarder at 128 Portage Street, Kent, Franklin Township, Portage County, Ohio.

 

1920 US Census: Pascal was a captain in the US military stationed at Ft. William McKinley, Philippines.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude.

 

Pascal married (1st) Gertrude (?) (b. abt 1904 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH).  Married (2nd) Edna Mitzloff (b. 25 Jan 1902 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, d. Jul 1968; interred with Pascal) and had the following children:

 

(a) George W. Rupert: Born 1923 in Illinois.

 

(b) Dorothy M. Rupert: Born 1929 at Manilla, Philippine Islands.  Married George K. Alston (b. 1927 at Wilkinsburg, PA), son of Charles (b. Wilkinsburg, PA) and Mabel (Keyser) Alston (b. Wilkinsburg, PA) of Wilkinsburg, in 1947 at Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Mildred G. Ruprecht: Born 13 March 1893 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

Edward and Ida (Biles) Ruprecht were divorced about April 1900 (the 4 Apr 1900 "Cleveland Plain Dealer" cited "gross neglect" as rationale).  Ida married (2nd) Charles D. Gibbons (b. abt 1865 at Warren, Trumbull Co., OH), son of Dr. David and Amanda M. (Williams) Gibbons, on 5 November 1900 at Cleveland, Ohio.

 

(c. Minnie Rose Biles: Born 18 October 1867 at east Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio.  Died 4 March 1918 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred there 7 March 1918 in Riverside Cemetery.  Married George Thomas Morgan (b. 1 Mar 1859 at Alliance, Stark Co., OH, d. 12 Mar 1939 at Cleveland, OH; interred there 15 Mar in Riverside Cem.), son of John (b. Wales) and Erma (Hollifield) Morgan (b. England), on 20 November 1888 at Cleveland and had the following children:

 

(1) George Orville Morgan: Born 24 October 1889 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died there 22 November 1973; interred there 24 November in Riverside Cemetery.  Veteran of World War II.  Resided last at 1869 E. 19th Street, Cleveland.

 

1920 US Census: George resided at 1923 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

George Morgan married Irene Spaeth (b. 13 Oct 1888 at Cleveland, d. 10 Sep 1967; interred Berlin Hts Cem.), daughter of William H. and Catherine "Kate" (Klapp) Spaeth of Cleveland, on 7 March 1916 at Cleveland and had the following son:

 

(a) Earl William Morgan: Born 19 April 1919 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died there 27 September 2003; interred there 30 September in West Park.  Height" 69 inches; weight: 157 pounds.  Veteran of World War II; enlisted 6 May 1942 in the US Army.  Married Mary E. Vodicka (b. 13 mar 1926 at Cleveland, d. there 12 Dec 2005; interred with Earl on 14 Dec), daughter of Anton and Elizabeth (Honzl) Vodicka, on 25 June 1949 at Cleveland.

 

(2) Grace Ella Morgan: Born 21 September 1905 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died there 13 September 1985; interred there 16 September in Riverside Cemetery.

 

Grace married (1st) Harold L. Miller (b. abt 1902 at Canton, Stark County, OH), son of Thomas B. and Bessie E. (Brookins) Miller, on 14 January 1924 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Betty Louise Miller: Born about 1927 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Married Donald Arthur Boyce (b. abt 1926 at Cleveland), son of Arthur and Ethel (Prohm) Boyce, on 29 March 1952 at Cleveland and had the following children:

 

[1. Kenneth A. Boyce: Born 1955.

 

[2. Donald L. Boyce: Born 1958.

 

Harold and Grace (Morgan) Miller were subsequently divorced (Case # 344494 in Court of Common Pleas).  Grace married (2nd) Benjamin Goodman (b. 12 Feb 1894 at Cleveland, d. there 16 Apr 1975; interred there 18 Apr in Riverside Cem.) on 6 September 1939 at Cleveland, Ohio.

 

(d. Azelia Rebecca Biles: Born 30 July 1869 at East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio.  Died by 1880.

 

(e. William James Biles: Born 6 October 1875 at Cleveland, Ohio.  Died 23 January 1955 at Maywood, Cook County, Illinois.  Was employed as a plumber.

 

1910 US Census: William, a plumber, and wife, Hattie (m. 6 yrs) resided on South Maywood Street Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois.

 

William J. Biles married Hallie/Hattie A. Wicks (b. 4 Feb 1881 in IL, d. Sep 1968 in Maywood Twp, Cook Co., IL) on 2 June 1903 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  At the time of the WWI draft, they resided at 911 South 6th Avenue, Maywood, Cook County, Illinois.  In 1950 they resided at 1606 S. 3rd Avenue, Maywood, Illinois.  No children.

  

(f. Joseph Wesley Biles: Born 17 April 1878 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.    Died there 1 November 1952; interred there 5 Feb 1907 in Riverside Cemetery (also seen: interred Greenlawn-Uniontown Reformed Cem., Lake Twp, OH).  Veteran of World War I.  In 1950 resided at 1060 Valdos Avenue, Akron, Ohio.

 

1900 US Census: Joseph, employed as a butcher, was heading a household on Juito Street, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Father born Indiana.

 

1910 US Census: Joseph and wife, Elsie, resided at 1871 W. 116th Street, Cleveland.

 

1930 US Census: Joseph, employed as a salesman for West Refrigerators,  was a boarder in a residence on Crosley Street, Akron, Ohio.

 

Joseph Biles married, as her 2nd husband, Elsie Mary (Weitzman) (?) "Mary E." (b. 22 Dec 1879/82 at Cleveland, d. 22 Dec 1962; interred with Joseph) of 695 W. Madison Avenue, Cleveland, daughter of Frederick and Margaret (Wenz) Weitzman, on 11 January 1902 at Cleveland; subsequently divorced.

 

(g. Jessie Adam (Biles) Murphy: Born 17 April 1878 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died there 9 April 1956; interred there 12 April in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Changed surname to Murphy after marriage to Sarah.  In 1899 was employed as a machinist and resideddy91900 was employed as a machinist and resided at 214 Elton Street, Cleveland.  In 1950 resided at 12368 West 143rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Married (1st) Mary Waddington (b. Dec 1879 in OH) on 9 February 1898 at Cleveland and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Ada Biles: Born 14 January 1899 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died there 22 January 1900; interred there 24 January in Riverside Cemetery.

 

Married (2nd) Gertrude A. Kerr (b. 1882 at Shelby, Richland Co., OH), daughter of Robert C. and Mary Etta (Barrone) Kerr, on 20 June 1906 in Summit County, Ohio; subsequently divorced.  Gertrude remarried to Charles O. Miller on 23 October 1917.  Jesse married (3rd) Sarah "Sadie"/"Vern" Veronica Ferguson (b. 3 Mar 1878 at Cleveland, d. there 16 Apr 1960; interred 19 Apr with Jesse), daughter of George and Mary (Tobin) Ferguson originally from French-speaking Canada, about 1908 and had the following son:

 

(2) William J. Murphy: Born 1 August 1916 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died 13 January 2003 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred there 18 January in Holy Cross Cemetery.  US Navy veteran.  Married Irene E. Williams (b. 7 Nov 1922 at Massillon, Stark Co., OH, d. 23 May 2001 at Cleveland; interred 29 May with William), daughter of Dale and Anna (Keller) Williams, on 12 February 1944 at Cleveland and had the following children:

 

(a) Carolyn Cecilia Murphy: Born 1944.  Married (1st) Albert J. Horatschki (b. 1942, d. Feb 1998) at Cleveland and had the following children:

 

[1. Christine Elizabeth Horatschki: Born 1965.

 

[2. Stephanie Irene Horatschki: Born 1967.  Married Roger D. Moore (b. 1961).

 

Married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Frank Richard Longar (b. 1937, d. 19 Sep 1998) in Lorain County, Ohio.  From his 1st marriage Frank had the following children:

 

[3. Debra A. Longar: Born 1959.

 

[4. Frank Longar: Born 1960.

 

[5. Scott Gerrard Longar: Born 1962.  Married Amy J. Backstrom (b. 1961).

 

[6. Kelly P. Longar: Born 1963.

 

Frank and Carolyn (Murphy)(Horatschki) Longar had the following son:

 

[7. Son.

 

(a) Jayne Christine Murphy: Born 1946.  Married (1st) Larry Ronald Pozek and had the following children:

 

[1. Danielle Pozek: Born 1966.

 

[2. Ronald D. Pozek: Born 1967.

 

Jayne (Murphy) Pozek married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Dewey M. Lewis (b. 1941), who had the following children from his 1st marriage:

 

 

[3. Kevin M. Lewis: Born 1971.  License to marry Margaret R. Stanowicki (b. 1968) issued in 2005.

 

[4. Michael J. Lewis: Born 1978.

 

(h. Maude/Maud Biles: Born 5 August 1880 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Died ; interred 1971 in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Married Vernon Ellis Simpson (b. 30 Mar 1873 in PA, d. 1925) on 11 March 1899 in Lancaster County and subsequently resided at 200 E. 63rd Street, New York City, New York.  Vernon was employed as a grocer.  Maud and Vernon had the following children:

 

(1) Hazel G. Simpson: Born November 1899 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Married Paul Blake and resided at Annapolis, Maryland.  Hazel and Paul had the following son:

 

(a) Jerry S. Blake: Born Sep/Oct 1919 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Mary E. Simpson: Born 1902 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Married Colonel Joseph Lynch and resided at 409 Palmer Avenue, Temple City, California.  Mary and Joseph had the following children:

 

(a) Patricia Lynch.

 

(b) Mary Jane Lynch: Married (?) Durret?

 

(3) Joseph T./D. Simpson:  Born 1907 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Married Helen M. (?) (b. 1911 in PA) and resided at 4031 Ridgeview Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Joseph and Helen had the following children:

 

(a) Jerry T. Simpson: Born 1932 in Pennsylvania.  Died 2013.  Married Hillary M. (?) (b. 1937).

 

(b) Jo Ann Simpson: Born 1936 in Pennsylvania.

 

(4) Ellis/Ellias P. Simpson: Born 16 August 1914 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Died ; interred Indian Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

 

(i) Bert E. Biles: Born 4 January 1885 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Married (1st) Helen Driscoll (b. abt 1889 at Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH), daughter of Con and Mary (Doyle) Driscoll, on 16 January 1908 at Cleveland and had the following son:

 

[1. Bert Biles: Born 18 June 1908 in Ohio.  Died 11 January 1946.  Perhaps married Mildred Williams.

 

Married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Julia E. (Huckins) Searing (b. abt 1886 at Bay City, Bay Co., MI), daughter of Isaac and Margaret (Prestan) Huckins on 30 April 1914 at Cleveland.  Julia's 1st husband died.  Bert E. Biles married (3rd) Rose (?).

 

(j) (?) Biles: Born 4 January 1887 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

(7. George Biles: Was a policeman in Terre Haute, Indiana.

 

(8. Etheline Biles.

 

(9. Elizabeth Biles.

 

(10. Albert Biles.

 

c. Phoebe/Phoebee Biles: Born 4/6 February 1807 in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 February 1897.  Named after her Aunt Phoebe.  Married Orsamus Bowker Rose (b. 6 Dec 1805, d. 14 Aug 1884/89) on 3 December 1825 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee.  They had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Jane Rose: Born 19 September 1826 at Nashville, Tennessee.

 

(2. Hester/Esther Rose: Born 10 November 1827.  Died March 1852.  Married Charles DeVinney on 10 November 1827 and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Eugene DeVinney: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Edwin DeVinney.

 

(2) Mattie DeVinney: Married William Higdon and had about 3 children.

 

(3) Edith Rose DeVinney.

 

(4) Percy DeVinney: Married (?); later a widower.

 

(b. (?) Madison DeVinney: Married (?) and had about 2 children.

 

(c. Anna Bell DeVinney.

 

(d. Orsamus DeVinney.

 

(e. Rosaline DeVinney.

 

(3. John Andrew Jackson Rose “Jackson”: Born 8 September 1829.  Married (1st) (?).  Married (2nd) Jennie T. Wise and resided at Nashville, Tennessee.  Jackson and Jennie had the following children:

 

(a. Robert E. Lee Rose.

 

(b. Edwin Rose.

 

(c. Eloise Rose.

 

(d. Julieme Rose: Married John Clark.  No children.

 

(4. Elizabeth Rebecca Rose “Rebecca”: Born 10 August 1831.  Died 26 July 1895.  Married Aubrey Wilson and had the following children:

 

(a. Jonathan Glasgo Wilson.

 

(b. Martha Jane Wilson.

 

(c. William Orsamus Wilson.

 

(5. Lucinda Rose: Born 14 August 1833.  Died 10 August 1864.  Married Thomas Pentecost in 1847.  No children.

 

(6. Patterson Rose: Born 20 December 1839.  Died January 1841.

 

(7. William Dallas Rose: Born 24 April 1845.  Married Kate Abercrombie on 24 April 1872 and had the following children:

 

(a. Margarite Rose.

 

(b. Grace Rose.

 

(c. Andrew William Rose.

 

(8. Lewis Cass Rose: Born 21 August 1848.

 

d. Polly Biles: Born 24 February 1809 at Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 August 1892.  Named after her Aunt Polly.  Married (1st) James Pollard on 25 June 1833 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Phoebe Jane Pollard “Jane”: Died 24 July/May 1859.  Married Jefferson Gulick and resided at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford county, Pennsylvania.  Jane and Jefferson had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth Gulick.

 

(b. Frank Gulick: Was employed as a railroad locomotive engineer and resided at Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

When her marriage to James Pollard was over, Polly (Biles) Pollard married (2nd) Oliver Barker and had the following children:

 

(2. Amelia Ellen Barker: Died 19 September 1899.  Married Edwin Weed (d. 1888) on 1 January 1863.  No children.

 

(3. Oliver Barker, Jr.: Died 17 October 1838, age 11 months.

 

(4. John Nelson Barker: Born 16 November 1839.  Died about July 1900, age 60 years (notice ltr Jul 1900).  Married Delphine Curtis and resided at Norfolk, Virginia.  John and Delphine had the following children:

 

(a. Marcus Barker: Married Anna Gray in August 1896 and resided at Jacksonville, New York.

 

(b. Clinton Barker.

 

(c. Cora Barker: Married Howard Van Order on 25 December 1897 and resided at 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, New York.

 

(5. Marcus Miner Barker: Born 1842?  Died 2 July 1864, age 22, at Norfolk, Virginia while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War?

 

e. Miner/Minor P. Biles (Bible looks like “Miner,” but it’s not clear): (photos) Born 28 February 1811 at Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Died in 1893/2, age 82, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, where his son, Mel, resided; interred in the Old Gordon Cemetery in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (one account said d. 187_).  Was one of the original settlers of Asylum (Frenchtown), Bradford County, where he and Mr. Gordon purchased 50 acres of land each.  Minor later sold his 50 acres to Mr. Gordon and moved to Ellis Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1870 US Census: M. P. Biles, age 59 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in North Towanda Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $2,000 and his personal property was valued at $1,000.  The household also included Catherine Biles, age 66 (b. NJ). 

 

Minor P. Biles married (1st) Caroline/Carolyn/Carolina Sickler (b. 9 Nov 1811; from very faded ink in old Rebecca Jennings Bible, interred Cole Cemetery, no marker) and had the following children:

 

(1. Adelaide Biles: Born 26 September 1833.  Died young.

 

(2. Martha Biles: Born 3 July 1835.  Died in Ohio.  Married (?) Coleman.

 

(3. George Robert Biles “Robert”: Born 12 November 1836.  Died 15 September 1895; interred old part of Cole Cemetery, stone marker under pine trees.  Married Sarah “Ann/Anne” Thompson (more info) (d. ; interred Cole Cemetery with George) on 2 January 1865 and resided at South Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  George and Ann had the following children:

 

(a. Miner Biles: Died ; interred Cole Cemetery, no marker.  Married Jennie Gordon (d. in child birth with 3rd child; interred Cole Cemetery, no marker), daughter of Hart and Sarah (Van Nest) Gordon (Para. 6.f. of gen 4 of the Emery Annex), and had the following children:

 

(1) Lester Biles: (more info) Was a guide in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State.

 

(2) Howard Biles.

 

Following Jennie’s death, Miner did not marry again; he resided with his mother, who had separated from his father.

 

(b. George “Jack” Robert Biles, Jr.: (more info) Born 2 July 1873 and resided in South Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania all his life.  Died there 28 May 1952, age 78, at the residence of his daughter, Ernestine; interment in the Cole Cemetery.  Married Ida Whiteman/Whitman (more info) (d. about 1951 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA; interment Cole Cemetery).  George and Ida had the following daughter:

 

(1) Ernestine Biles: (more info)

 

Born 14 July 1903 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Tuesday, 9 July 1985 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda (also seen: d. at Corning, N.Y.); interred Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda.  Married Jay “Jerry” Madden of Towanda and resided at 107 Packer Avenue, Towanda.  Was employed for many years at the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  Before her death Ernestine resided at the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda.

 

Jerry and Ernestine (Biles) Madden had the following children: (also 13 grandchildren & 16 great grandchildren)

 

(a) Charlotte Madden: Married Paul Gates and resided at Towanda.

 

(b) George Madden: Resided at Lindley, then Corning, New York.

 

(c. Grant Biles: Born 24 March 1868.  Died 17 November 1878; interred Cole Cemetery.

 

(d. Bertha “Bert” Biles: Died 1949.  Had red hair.  Married (1st) George Kintner, son of William “Bill” and Rebecca “Becky” McCalister) Kintner of Sugar Hill (who moved there from Monroe Co., PA), who was employed maintaining the Bradford County Court House in Towanda.  Married (2nd later in life) George Horton (also seen (?) Strope).

 

(4. Charles Biles: Born 31 March 1838.  Died young from complications of typhoid fever; interred in the Gorden Cemetery, Frenchtown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(5. William M. Biles: Born 14 July 1839 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1918 (also seen: age 81); interred Cole Cemetery, Bradford County.  Married Katherine/Catherine Neiley (photos) (more info) (b. abt 1838 in Delaware Co., PA, d. 31 Oct 1911, age 73, at the home of her son on Baldwin Street, Lesterville; interred Towanda) (Para. 3.e. of gen 3 of the Neiley Annex), daughter of William McNeiley and Elizabeth (Plattenburg) Neiley, on 1 September 1861 and resided initially on Ellis Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Soon after son, Frank was born (Jun 1862) moved to Towanda/Liberty Corners, Bradford County, where William operated a store.  Resided there until about April 1911.  Of interest, Katherine had a sister, Mrs. Jane Gilson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  William and Katherine had the following children:

 

(a. Frank Willard Biles: Born 6 June 1862 on Ellis Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 9 November 1952; interred Cole/Wysox Cemetery.  Employed as a gardener.  In 1911 resided at Towanda, Bradford County.  Married Jennie E. Cowan/Cowen (b. 28 Nov 1867/21 Nov 1868 at Limestone, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. (also seen: Elmira), d. 1 Nov 1948 at Liberty Corners, Bradford Co., PA), daughter of David and Mary Ann (White) Cowen of Canton, Pennsylvania, and resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Both interred Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Frank and Jennie had the following children:

 

(1) Leonard “Len” “Leon” LeRoy Biles: Born 21 March 1885.  Died 2 August/21 March 1955 at Miami, Dade County, Florida; remains were cremated.  Played professional baseball with the New York Yankees’ Wheeling, West Virginia farm club in 1934 (as a pitcher); later with Greenville, before the Nebraska League.  Married (1st) Carrie M. Adams (more info) (b. Elmira, NY, d. 25 Oct 1968 at Johnson City, Broome Co., NY; interred Floral Park Cemetery) (who had siblings: Charles Adams; Fredrick Adams; Frank Adams; Edith (Adams) Heath) and had the following children:

 

(a) Leonard “Len” D. Biles: Resided at Endwell/Horseheads, New York.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Leonard “Len” D. Biles, Jr.: Born about 1937.  Resided at Johnson City, New York and graduated from Johnson City High School in 1955.  Attended Syracuse University on an athletic scholarship (baseball).  Later played professional baseball.  Married Jeannine Winters, who he met in high school, in 1955, and they had the following children:

 

[a. Linda Biles: Born about 1956.  Graduate of Boston University.

 

[b. Leonard “Lenny” D. Biles, III: Graduated from Cornell University.  Resided in New York.

 

[c. Ronald Lee Biles: Graduated from Queensbury High School, Queensbury, New York (a suburb of Glens Falls).

 

[2. Edward D. Biles: (more info) Graduated from the New York State Police Academy on 20 August 1968.  Resided in New York.  Was a State Trooper for a period of time.

 

(b) Infant: Died young.

 

Carrie (Adams) Biles, who was born at Elmira, New York, moved with her parents to the Towanda, Bradford County, New York area when she was about 5 years old.  She left Leon, and they were subsequently divorced.  Carrie married (2nd) (?) Vredenburg and resided at 235 Harrison Street, Johnson City, Broome County, New York when she died on 25 October 1968.  Leon Biles married (2nd) Bess Liebler/Luber from Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

(2) Henrietta “Etta” Marian Biles: Born 12 November 1888 in Towanda Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 13 January 1982 in a Vestal, New York nursing home; interred Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Edward Grey/Gray and resided at Owego, New York.  Following Edward’s death, Etta moved to reside with her daughter, Velma on Floral Avenue.  Etta and Edward had the following children:

 

(a) Velma Gray: Died June 1969.  Resided at 279 Floral Avenue, Johnson City, New York when she died on 13 June 1969; interred Oakhill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Otto Chaffee (d. 13 Apr 1969; interred Oakhill Cemetery, Towanda), son of M. B. (from Orwell) and Jennie (Overpeck) Chaffee (from Herrick) and resided at 259 Floral Avenue.  Otto was employed as a barber at that residence.  Velma and Otto had the following daughter:

 

[1. Betty Chaffee: Married (?) Cooper.

 

(b) Louise Gray: Employed as a school teacher.  Married Robert Riale and resided at Willow Point, near Vestal, Broome County, New York.

 

(c) Hilda Gray: Born 5 September 1909 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married John B. Hite and in the early 1950s resided at Princeton, New Jersey and had some relationship with Princeton University.  Later resided in Virginia.  Hilda and John had the following children:

 

[1. Aprille/April Gray Hite: Born 1943 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Married (?) Deacon.

 

[2. Virginia “Ginger” Gray Hite: Born 1947 at Princeton, New Jersey.

 

John B. and Hilda (Gray) Hite were divorced.

 

Henrietta (Biles) Gray married (2nd) Elmer S. Hugaboom (d. age 69; interred 30 Jun 1957; interred Tioga Cemetery, Owego Twp, Tioga Co., NY) and resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

(3) Harry William Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 5 August 1891.  Died Saturday, 18 October 1980 (age 89) at Community General Hospital, Newport Ritchie, Florida.  Funeral 23 October 1980 at Rice’s Funeral Home, Johnson City.  Interred Riverhurst Cemetery, Binghamton, New York.  Employed by Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Johnson City.  Married (1st) Lila Folly (b. 15 Dec 1893, d. 18 Sep 1961) and resided at 98 Park Avenue, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Subsequently resided on Ocio Drive, Holiday, Florida.  Was employed 45 years by the E. J. Shoe Company of Johnson City, New York.  Harry and Lila had the following daughter:

 

(a) Rita/Reta Biles: Had red hair.  Married (1st) (?) Heidenreich of Yonkers, New York and resided there.  Rita and her husband had the following children:

 

[1. Marilyn P. Heidenreich: Born 1936.  Married Philip J. Steitz (son of her mother’s 2nd husband?) and in 1968 resided at 4 Fieldstone Drive, Hartsdale, New York.  Marilyn and Philip had the following children:

 

[a. Elizabeth “Betty” Lynn Steitz: Born 1960.  Married Mark John Reynolds and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Valerie Allyson Reynolds.

 

[b. Caroline/Carolyn Jean Steitz: Born 1962.  Married Dr. Howard Sperling and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Genia Ashley Sperling: Born 1984.

 

[2] Michael James Sperling: Born 1986.

 

[c. Susan Allison Steitz: Born 1964.

 

[2. Judith “Judy” E. Heidenreich: Born 1942.  Married Edward R. Miller, Jr. in 1962.  Divorced 1973.  Judith and Edward had the following children:

 

[a. Edward R. Miller, III: Born 1964.

 

[b. Rita E. Miller: Born 1966.

 

Rita (Biles) Heidenreich married (2nd) Philip/Phillip P. Steitz of 4 Fieldstone Drive, Hartsdale, New York in 1975 and moved to Holiday, Florida.  In 1986 resided in New Jersey.

 

Harry and Lila Biles were subsequently divorced.  Harry married (2nd) Agnes M. Pulty (more info) (d. 21 Dec 1977 (age 85) at River Mede Nursing Home, Binghamton; interred Riverhurst Cemetery, Binghamton) of Yonkers, New York and continued to reside in Binghamton (98 Park Ave).  In 1980 Harry moved to Ocio Drive in Holiday, Florida.  Of interest, Agnes (Pulty) Biles had a sister, Fern Knight, who had the following daughters: Mrs. Lewis Walter of Binghamton, New York and Mrs. Charles (Marie) McNair of New Port Richie, Florida.

 

Lila (Folly) Biles, Harry’s 1st wife, married (2nd) Kenneth Ewart and resided in New York State.  Lila and Kenneth apparently had the following children:

 

(b) Rial Ewart: (female) Took her own life.

 

(c) Chaffee Ewart: (female) Died at age 6 or 7.

 

(4) Ella Marion Biles: Born 19 February 1894 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Died 1 November 1938.  Resided at Endicott, Broome County, New York (also seen: Towanda, Bradford Co., PA).  Married Claude Roy Wilber, son of Albert (b. Haliton, N.Y., employed as a brick layer) and Polly (Wayman) Wilber (b. Haliton, N.Y.) of Binghamton, on 16 November 1916 (application 4 Nov) with Reverend W. S. Hermans officiating.  Ella and Claude had the following children:

 

(a) Leon “Bob” Albert Wilber: Married (?), who was employed as a school nurse in Johnson City or Endicott, Broome County, New York.  Bob operated a restaurant at Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

 

(b) Marion Wilber.

 

(c) Jeanne Wilber: Resided at Baldwin Street, Johnson City, Broome County, New York.

 

(5) Frank Willard Biles, Jr.: Born 19 June 1910.  Died 13 November 1970 at Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided near Liberty Corners.  Never married.

 

(b. Sherman “Sherm” Biles: Born 22 April 1864/65 at Ellis Hill, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25/23 August 1906 in Johnson City, Broome County, New York; interred Cole Cemetery near Monroeton, Bradford County.  Married Rose Davidson (b. 28/8 Apr 1870/68 near Rummerfield, Bradford Co., PA) (also seen: at Durell, near Whitney Point or Lisle, N.Y.), only child of Jerry and Sophia (Jennings) Davidson (who separated soon after marriage), on 15 August 1887 at Waverly House and resided at Hiawatha while their children were in school.  On 2 January 1907 resided at Deposit, New York.  In 1952 Rose resided with her daughter, Maude, in Detroit, Michigan.  Sherman and Rose had the following children:

 

(1) Maude/Maud “Betty” Catharine Biles: Born 22 June 1888 at South Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 March 1971.  Married Harry Loewe/Lowe (d. 16 Nov 1954 at Detroit 14, MI; interred there in Forest Lawn Cem.) and resided at 2130 Berwick Avenue, Detroit 14, Michigan.  In 1965 Maude resided in the house her sister, Helen, had occupied before she died, 31 2nd Street, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  No children.

 

(2) Florence Biles: Born 16 January 1892 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 30 March 1930 at Detroit, Michigan; interred there.  Married Lewis Wendell of Detroit, Michigan on 25 August 1925 in a Catholic Parish House at Detroit, Michigan.  No children.

 

(3) Helen Eugenia Biles: Born 17 April 1894.  Died d. 14 Sep 1964 in Binghamton, Broome County, New York (also seen: d. 5 Mar 1971); interred Endicott Cemetery, Endicott, Broome County.  Married (1st) Gordon Decker and resided at 31 2nd Street, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Also resided near Lisle, New York.  Gordon and Helen had the following daughter:

 

(a) Jeannette Helen Decker: Died age 3.

 

Following Gordon’s death, Helen (Biles) Decker married (2nd) Herbert J. Decker (b. 25/28 Jun 1899, d. 23 Aug 1955; interred Riverhurst Cem., Endicott, N.Y.) (no known relation to her 1st husband, Gordon) of Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

(c. Carrie Biles: Born 18 July 1867 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 May 1952 near Williamsport, Pennsylvania; interred Milton/Milford, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Curt Bergstresser and resided at Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, where Curt was employed in a nail mill.  Carrie and Curt had the following children:

 

(1) Blanche Bergstiesser: Born 8 February 1886 at Lockhaven.  Resided initially with her parents at Milton, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st), after her father died, Charles Metz (d. early from complications of heart disease), perhaps as late as 1909, and resided at Newberry, Pennsylvania (also seen: near Williamsport, PA).  In 1959 her husband had been ill a long time with “heart trouble.”  Blanche and (?) had the following children:

 

(a) Edna Jean Metz: Born 25 April 1911.  Married Ernest E. Renninger and resided at 2238 Baker Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701.  Edna and Earnest had the following son:

 

[1. Paul M. Renninger: Born 1936.

 

(b) William Kerty Metz “Kurty”: Born 23 September 1916.

 

(c) George A. Metz: Born 1922.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. David J. Metz: Born 25 September 1948.  Died 12 November 1956.

 

[2. Barbara Jean Metz: Born 1951.  Married (?) Sees and had the following son:

 

[a. Lon P. Sees: Born 1970.

 

[3. Robert Metz: Born 1953.

 

[4. Jeanette Metz: Twin.  Born 1956.

 

[5. Jonathan Metz: Twin.  Born 1956.

 

(d) Carl K. Metz: Born 1925.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Diane Metz: Born 1952.

 

[2. Robert A. Metz: Born 1956.

 

Blanche (Bergstiesser) Metz married (2nd) Ernest Renniger.

 

(2) Charles Bergstiesser: Born 17 June 1888.  Died 11 February 1943 (also seen: 1949) at Milton, Pennsylvania, where he and his wife operated a restaurant.  No children.

 

(3) Ruth Bergstiesser: Born 5 October 1893.  Died 7 April 1916 from complications of tuberculosis.  Graduated from Bucknell University.  Was employed as musician.  Married Dale Ranck and resided at Milton, Pennsylvania, where Dale was employed as an undertaker.  Ruth and Dale had the following daughter:

 

(a) Florence May Ranck: Born 4 July 1915.  Died 22 March 1920.

 

Following Ruth’s death, Dale Ranck married again.

 

Carrie (Biles) Bergstiesser married (2nd) (?) Campbell. 

 

(d. William “Bill” M. Biles, Jr.: Born 24/25 October 1869 at Towanda (probably), Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where his parents had moved (from Ellis Hill, Asylum Twp) shortly after the birth of his brother, Frank.  Died 13 December 1936 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York; interred Cole Cemetery.  In 1911 resided at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Later resided at Conklin, Broome County, New York.  Was employed as a passenger inspector for the railroad.  Married Grace MacIntosh and had the following children:

 

(1) Catherine/Katherine “Rene” Neiley Biles: Born 8 September 1894.  Married James A. Foley of Brooklyn, New York at Brooklyn, and resided there.  Catherine and James had the following children:

 

(a) Elizabeth “Betty” Helen Foley: Born 1929.  Employed as a commercial artist.  Resided in Brooklyn, New York.  Never married; no children.

 

(b) James “Jimmy” William Foley: Was Vice President of J. S. Singer & Company, Inc., which was involved in textile yarn and fiber marketing to textile manufacturers.  Resided at 3015 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710.  Married Sandra Zack and had the following children:

 

[1. Brian Scott Foley: Born Brooklyn, New York.

 

[2. Keith Barton Foley: Born Brooklyn, New York.

 

(2) Elizabeth J. Biles: Born 27 September 1896.  Died 20 November 1980; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Initially resided at Brooklyn, New York.  Later moved to (just outside) Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  Married James Conley (d. abt summer 1970).  No children.

 

(3) Chester Biles: Born 27 August 1898.  Married (?) and resided at Sapulpa, Creek & Tulsa Counties, Oklahoma.  In 1970 resided at Bakersfield, California.  No children.

 

(4) Curtis “Curt” Biles/Byles: Born 6 April 1906.  Died 1988.  Converted his surname to Byles.  Married (?) and resided in Oregon City, Oregon in 1970.  Also resided at some point in California.  Was in a nursing home in 1985.  They had the following son:

 

(a) William “Bill” E. Byles: (photos) In 1985 resided in California.  Owned and operated the Bill Byles Boot & Shoe Service in California, which specialized in saddle repair, custom leather work, saddle making, and custom dying.  Married Stella (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Yolanda A. Byles: (photos) Born 1970.

 

[2. Domenic Diego Byles: (photos) Born 1973.

 

(e. Robert Biles: Born 25 April 1875.  Died spring 1948; interred Cole Cemetery, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1911 resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Later resided at Cleveland, Ohio.  Never married.

 

(f. Lizzie Biles: Born 22 June 1872.  Died 24 April 1880, age 8; interred at Durell.

    

(g. Walter “Walt” P. Biles: (more info) Born 29 December 1878 near Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 May 1939.  Employed as an automobile salesman.  In 1911 resided at Lestershire, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Ida Health.  Married (2nd) Laura Mildred Moody (b. 15 Nov 1886 at Ashley, MA, d. 14 Aug 1972, age 85; interred Cole Cemetery, near Monroeton, Bradford Co.), daughter of William F. (b. ME) and Abbie (Miller) Moody (more info) (b. ME) (who resided in MA before moving to Binghamton, Broome Co., NY), on 8 April 1905 at the Lestershire (now Johnson City) Baptist parsonage and resided on Baldwin Street, Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Laura later resided at 20 Laural Avenue, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  In 1943 widow Laura M. Biles resided at 48 Cleveland Avenue, Johnson City, Broome County.  She had an estate sale auction in 1940 and resided last at the Evangelical Home, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  Walter and Laura had the following daughter:

 

(1) Grace Biles: Married (?) Dickenson and resided at Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(h. Harry L. Biles: Born 15 March 1880.  Died 1925 (age 44) in a railroad accident at Langdon Station, near Kirkwood; interred Cole Cemetery, Bradford County.  Married Grace Dickenson and in 1911 resided at Lestershire, Pennsylvania.  Harry and Grace had the following daughter:

 

(1) Ernestine Biles: Born January 1900.  Died 18 January 1901, age 11 months and 26 days.

 

(i. Note: by one account there was a daughter: Catherine.  Could be Carrie or Lizzie, above.

 

(6. Francis “Frank” Biles: Born 3 December 1840.  Resided at Cleveland, Ohio (also seen: Youngstown).  Married (?) and had the following son: (perhaps the F.A. Biles whose wife (more info) d. Feb 1920 and was interred Cole Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA)

 

(a. Reuben Biles: Resided at Youngstown, Ohio.

 

(7. Melvin “Mel” M. Biles: Born 2 July 1847.  Resided at Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  Served during the Civil War, and was in the Battle of Gettysburg.  Married (?) and had at least the following son:

 

(a. Robert Biles: Resided at Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(8. Rebecca M. Biles: (photos) Born 27 May 1849.  Had red hair.  Married (1st) (?) Rolles (d. Denver, CO), a cigar man in Rome?, and resided at Colorado City, Pueblo County, Colorado.  Rebecca and her 1st husband had the following children:

 

(a. Verga/Verge Rolles: Was probably still alive in 1948.

 

(b. Charles Rolles.

 

Rebecca M. (Biles) Rolles married (2nd) (?) Callnon/Coburn (sp).

 

(9. Melissa A. Biles: Born 17 July 1851.  Married (1st) (?) Campbell and resided near Syracuse, New York.  Melissa and her husband had the following children:

 

(a. Deise (sp) Campbell: Twin.  Note, Deise and Harry were guides in the Adirondack Mountain woods.  One shot the other in that area.

 

(b. Harry Campbell: Twin.

 

Melissa A. (Biles) Campbell married (2nd) (?) Powell.  Resided at Syracuse, New York.

 

(10. Theresa Biles: Born 18 (?)1842.  Died young from complications of typhoid fever.   

 

(11. Emily Biles: Born 4 October 1832.

 

(12. James T. Biles: Born 31 August 1844.  Was a tall man, much like his brother, Mel.

 

After his marriage to Caroline Sickler, Minor Biles married (2nd) widow (?) Crawn, but she died less than 2 weeks later; no children.

 

Following the sudden death of her husband in September 1812, Rebecca (Place) Biles (paragraph 4, above) and her children moved in with Rebecca’s uncle, Peleg Place.  She eventually married (2nd) Benjamin Jennings and had the following children:

 

f. Isaac Jennings: Born 9 September 1814.

 

g. William Jennings: Born 17 December 1817.

 

h. Eleanor Jennings: Born 11 April 1821.

 

i. Savannah/Lavannah Jennings: Born 11 April 1823.  Married (?) Lewis.

 

j. Eliza “Liz” Jennings: Born 17 March 1825.

 

k. Laura “Lar” Jennings: Born 19 May 1827.

 

l. Nelson Jennings: Born 8 October 1829.

 

m. “Dag” Jennings: Born 4 June 1841.

 

5. Henry L. Biles:

 

Twin.  Born 7 June 1781 in Middle Smithfield, Northhampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  By one account was crippled and appeared not to have married.  Was educated as a tailor.  Thought to have migrated to Louisiana Territory approximately 1806/7 to join his older brother, John.  Not heard from again, though this could be the Henry Boyles listed in the 1810 US Census of Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1810 US Census: Henry Boyles was heading a household in Fallowfield Township, Washington County, New York (just west of Monongahela, PA).  The household also included 1 male under age 10; 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 female age 10 to16; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

By another account Henry Biles, Jr. married and had the following son:

 

a. Alexander Patterson Biles: Married Anna Riggs/Chester and resided in Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  Alexander and Anna had the following son:

 

(1. Fleming Biles.

 

6. Alexander Patterson Biles:

 

Born 28 October 1783 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 March 1855 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where he settled and raised a large family.  Employed as a printer, educator, and farmer.  Married Rosannah Place, daughter of James and Phoebe (Winans) Place, on 14 September 1801.  See generation 7 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles.  

 

7. Benjamin Patterson Byles/Biles:

 

Born 9 February 1787 (per church records) in Pennsylvania.  Baptized 13 May 1787 at the Smithfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the Reformed Dutch Church.  Probably died before 1860.  Was employed as a school teacher.  Thought to have moved to Louisiana Territory approximately 18 June 1807 (also seen: 1806) to join his older brother, John.  His family may not have heard from him again, though records suggest his parents, Henry and Eleanor, may have been present for the baptisms of a few of Benjamin’s children.  Settled about 1809 in the Neutral Strip, Rio Hondo Territory (near where Ft. Jessup was established 1822 in western Natchitoches (now Sabine) Parish, Louisiana. Was one of the earliest white settlers in the Neutral Strip.  On 3 September 1814 Benjamin wrote a letter from Natchez [in Natchitoches Parish], Louisiana to the administrator of his father's estate in Pennsylvania.  In 1819 Benjamin received a 640-acre land claim there on Bayou Harpoon.  By 1850 was employed there as a shoemaker.  Family tradition indicates the area was very wild; animals would come at night and kill livestock.  To prevent losses Benjamin’s animals were brought into the house at night and penned in a corner of the room for protection.

 

1850 US Census: Benjamin was heading a household in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, next door to the Elias Smith and (?) Thibodeaux households.

 

Benjamin Patterson Byles married (1st) Marie Louise Thibodeaux “Louise” (b. 7 Feb 1788) on 6 September 1808 at St. Martins, Louisiana (or 1805 at Bayou Boeuf, Rapides Parish, Louisiana) and had the following children:

 

a. Alice Byles: Born about 1807 at Bayou Boeuf, Rapids Parish, Louisiana.  Married Edmond Smith, one of 13 children born to Elias (b. 1775 in Halifax Co., NC; in 1835 resided at Crittenton Co., KY; moved to Sabine Parish, LA in 1836; d. Natchitoches Parish, LA (also seen: d. 23 Oct 1825 in Muhlenburg Co., KY)) and Keziah (Brown) Smith (b. abt 1780 in Muhlenburg Co., NC; in 1835 resided in Muhlenburg Co., KY; moved to Sabine Parish in 1836; d. 12 Jan 1852 in Sabine Parish, LA) in Muhlenburg County, North Carolina, about 1823 at Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and had the following children:

 

(1. Elizabeth Smith: Born 1825.

 

(2. Louisa Smith: Born 1830.

 

(3. Benjamin Smith: Born 1837.

 

(4. Edmond Smith, Jr.: Born 1840.

 

(5. James Alexander Smith: Born 1843.

 

(6. Henry Smith: Born October 1845.

 

b. Benjamin Byles: Born about 1808.  Married Cousie Smith.

 

c. Alexander Byles: (more info) Born 11 June 1809 in St. Martins Parish, Louisiana (or 1810 in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana).  Baptized 1840.  Employed as a surveyor.  Died 1853/56; interred New Hope Cemetery, Sabine Parish (unmarked grave).  Married, as her 1st husband, Kesia/Keziah “Cuzzie” Smith (b. 15 Mar 1816 in Crittenden Co., KY, d. 21 Nov 1881/80, age 65, at Old Blackwell Hill (near Many, Sabine Parish); interred Old Blackwell Hill, near Many), one of 13 children born to Elias and Kesiah (Brown) Smith (b. abt 1780 in Muhlemburg Co., NC, d. 12 Jan 1852 in Sabine Parish, LA) in Muhlenburg County, North Carolina, in 1832/33 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

1840 US Census: Kesiah (Brown) Smith, age 50-60, resided in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  She owned 2 slaves.  By the next Census she was 70 years old and resided with her daughter, Kesiah Byles.

 

1850 US Census: Alexander Biles, age 40 (b. LA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  The household also included his wife, Kisia Biles, age 36 (b. KY); son, John Biles, age 17 (b. LA); son, Eli Biles, age 14 (b. LA); son, Valmose Biles, age 11 (b. LA); daughter, Laura Biles, age 5 (b. LA); daughter, Vidora Biles, age 3 (b. LA); daughter, Louisa Biles, age 1 (b. LA); mother-in-law, Kisia Smith, age 70 (b. NC); Sara Smith, age 16 (b. LA); and Jos Hatfield, age 45 (b. England; laborer).

 

1860 US Census: R. A. Forbes, age 31 (b. TN) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  The household also included his wife, Kisiah Forbes, age 44 (b. KY); J.J. Biles, age 26 (b. LA), employed as a surveyor; Eli Biles, age 23 (b. LA, employed as a farmer); son, Valmore Biles, age 21 (b. LA, employed as a farmer); Laura Biles, age 14 (b. LA); Madora Biles, age 11 (b. LA); Louisa Biles, age 9 (b. LA); Mary Biles, age 7 (b. LA); and John Biles, age 12 (b. LA).

 

Alexander and Keziah (Smith) Byles had the following children:

 

(1. Sergeant John Jackson Byles: Born 13 September 1833 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died 4 February 1911, age 77, in Sabine Parish, Louisiana; interred there in the cemetery at Many, Louisiana.  Employed as a surveyor.  Employed as a trader when he applied for a veteran’s pension in 1909.  Served as an infantryman in Company I of the 28th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War (enlisted 15 Apr 1862).  Married Mary “Mollie” Price (b. 24 June 1849 in Sabine Parish, LA, d. 29 Sep 1929, age 80, in Sabine Parish) on 14 February 1868 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana and had the following children:

 

(a. Ida C. Byles: Born 1869.

 

(b. Florence Byles: Born 1871.

 

(c. Alexander Byles: Born July 1873.

 

(d. Mattie Byles: Born 1876.

 

(e. Alice Byles: Born February 1878.

 

(f. Mary Byles: Born March 1880.

 

(g. John J. Byles: Born November 1883.

 

(h. Eugene Byles: Born July 1886.

 

(i. Sarah Byles: Born November 1889.

 

(2. Private Thomas Eli Byles “Eli”: Born about 1836 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died 30 March 1861 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Employed as a farmer.  Served as an infantryman in Company G of the 17th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

 

(3. Valmore Byles: Born about 1839 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died 1912 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Employed as a farmer.  Later employed as educator in private schools and the old Byles School near Converse, Louisiana, which was named in his honor.  Married (1st) Laura Berry (b. 18470 of Kisatchie in 1870 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana and had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Byles: Born 1871 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(b. Laura Byles.

 

Valmore Byles married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Mary (Francois/Francis) Pye (d. 1881 in Sabine Parish, LA) in 1875 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, where she was employed as a private school teacher at either the Mt. Carmel or Middle Creek school.  Valmore and Mary had the following children:

 

(c. Sergeant Valmont Sebastian Byles/Biles: (more info) Born 17 February 1876 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died Sunday, 21 October 1945, age 69, at home in Many, Louisiana from complications of a long illness; interred Old Pisgah Cemetery, near Marthaville, Louisiana.  Served as an infantryman in Company B of the 17th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Married Alice Bertha Debose (more info) (b. 19 Nov 1885, d. Fri, 7 Feb 1958, age 71, at home in Many, LA from complications of a heart attack), daughter of Enoch Simeon “Sim” and Louisiana McGough (Armstrong) DeBose (who also had sons Grover DeBose of Many, LA; Everett DeBose of Pineville, LA; and Louis DeBose of Coushatta, LA), on 25 December 1905 in Sabine Parish and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

 

(1) Alice Mable Byles: Born 16 August 1905 in Louisiana.  Died there in 1914; interred Old Pisgah Cemetery near Marthaville, Louisiana. 

 

(2) Louis “Skip” Everette Byles: (more info) Died 5 February 1989 at Schumpert Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana; interred Mt. Freedom Cemetery.  Resided at Many, Louisiana.  Married Dorothy Vernice and had the following children:

 

(a) Donald Byles: Resided at Benson, Louisiana.

 

(b) Robert Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(c) Thomas Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(d) William Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(e) John Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(3) Elizabeth McGough Byles: Married Robert L. McComic, resided at Zwolle, Louisiana, and had the following son:

 

(a) Robert L. McComic, Jr.

 

(b) W. L. McComic.

 

(4) Pauline Celeste Byles: Perhaps married Donald “Don” D. Kelly, resided at Many, Louisiana, and had the following children:

 

(a) Dallas Kelly.

 

(b) Rufus Kelly.

 

(5) Robert Simeon/Simon Byles: (more info) Born 15 October 1915.  Died 13 February 1960, age 44; interred Many Cemetery, Many, Louisiana.  Resided at Many, Louisiana.  Married Ann Murray on 24 January 1937 and had the following children:

 

(a) Robert Valmore Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(b) Clauriste Hugh Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(c) Juanita Ann Byles: Resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(6) Roy Leon Byles: (more info) Born 18 June 1909.  Died 28 July 1985 in the Hermitage Manor Nursing Home, Many, Louisiana; interred Oak Hill Cemetery.  Resided at Many, Louisiana.  Married (1st) Alma Hopkins (b. before 1915) after 1925.  Roy had the following daughter:

 

(a) Carmen Elizabeth Byles.

 

Roy Leon Byles married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Mary Buna (Nichols) Teasley (more info) (d. Sat., 28 Sep 1996, age 94), who had the following children from her 1st marriage:

 

(b) Charles Lester Teasley: Resided at Sun City, Arizona.

 

(c) Peggy Jean Teasley: Married (?) Adams and resided at Many, Louisiana.

 

(d) Kenneth Doyle Teasley: Resided at Alton, Illinois.

 

(d. Celeste Byles: Employed as a school teacher.

 

(4. Thomas Byles: Born 1842 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died 1852, age 10, in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(5. Laura Lucy Byles “Lucy”: (photos) Born 31 August 1845 at Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 5 July 1928; interred Jeruselem Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Married Thomas T. Small (b. 25 Feb 1839 in Warren Co., TN, d. 18 May 1902), son of George Washington, Sr. and Elizabeth (Rains) Small, (who also had son, James A. Small (b. 22 Jun 1841, d. 25 Nov 1925, husband of Laura’s sister, Eliza Madora “Dora” Byles)), on 8 October 1867 and had the following children:

 

(a. Clara Small: Born 17 August 1868 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died there 7 March 1955; interred Jerusalem Cemetery in Many, Sabine Parish.  Married Reddick Matthew Sible in October 1887 at Many, Louisiana.

 

(b. Lona Small: Born 2 April 1874.  Died 9 July 1962.  Married Louis C. Jackson, Sr. (b. 29 Jun 1858, d. 1 Mar 1918) and had the following son:

 

(1) Newt L. Jackson: Born 29 November 1907.  Died 6 April 1992.

 

(c. James Fisher Small: Born 6 March 1878.  Died 11 January 1919.

 

(6. Eliza Madora Byles “Dora”: Born 28 October 1849 (also seen: 30 Oct 1843) in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died 18 June 1923, age 73 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Married James A. Small (b. 22 Jun 1841, d. 25 Nov 1925; interred Jerusalem Cem., Many, Sabine Parish, LA), son of George Washington and Elizabeth (Rains) Small (who also had son Thomas T. Small, husband of Eliza’s sister, Laura “Lucy” Byles), about 1866 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(7. Louisa Byles: Born about 1849/51 (also seen: 1845) in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Married (1st) Dr. J. J. Cater in 1872 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Married (2nd) J. T. Morgan in 1877 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(8. Mary “Molly” Josephine Byles: Born 3 February 1853 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 28 January 1929.  Married Marshall Benton Petty (also seen: married Josiah Opry abt 1872), son of Milton and Nancy (Jones) Petty, about 1870 in Sabine Parish Louisiana and had the following children:

 

(a. Marion Petty: Born about 1872.

 

(b. Robert “Bob” Petty: Born about 1874.

 

(c. Lily Petty: Born about 1876.

 

(d. Crit Petty: Born 21 September 1879.  Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1) Crit Petty, Jr.

 

Following Alexander’s death, Keziah (Smith) Biles married (2nd) Robert A. Forbis/Forbes (b. abt 1829, employed as a farmer) after 1853 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Family tradition indicates Keziah separated from Robert Forbes because he mistreated his slaves.  In support of that account, Keziah resided with her daughter, Lucy, and her family in 1880, and at the same time,the enumeration for Robert Forbes indicated he was divorced.

 

d. Marguerite Adeline Byles: Born 22 February 1811 in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana.  Died 20 June 1812.

 

e. Melissa Byles: Born 1812 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Married Firman Rachal there before 1839 and had the following son:

 

(1. Paul Firman Rachal.

 

f. Mary “Polly” Elizabeth Byles: Born 22 February 1814 in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana.  Died 17 January 1883 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana; interred Smith Family Cemetery near Ft. Jesup, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Resided in Sabine Parish until at least 1860.

 

1870 US Census: Mary, age 56 and widowed, was employed as a housekeeper.  The household also included her son, William Smith, age 28 and employed as a farmer; son, Eli Smith, age 20 and employed as a farmer; son, Thomas, age 16 and employed as a farmer; and son, Edmond Smith, age 25 and employed as a school teacher.

 

Mary Elizabeth Byles married Eli Smith (b. abt 1807 in Muhlenburg/Crittenden Co., KY, d. Feb 1867 in Sabine Parish, LA), son of Elias (b. 1770 in NC) and Kesiah (Brown) Smith (b. 1780 in NC), in 1831 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and had the following children:

 

(1. Elizabeth Isabelle Smith “Belle”: Born about 1832 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(2. Laura Smith: Born about 1833 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(3. Sarah Smith: Born 28 February 1833 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 17 December 1905 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(4. George Joseph Smith: Born about 1836 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died there 1912.  Enlisted 6 May 1862 in Company B, 11th Battalion of Louisiana Infantry in the Confederate Army and served during the Civil War.

 

(5. Benjamin Smith: Born about 1838 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 15 April 1864 at Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana from complications of wounds received in action during the Civil War.  Enlisted 6 May 1862 in Company B, 11th Battalion of Louisiana Infantry in the Confederate Army.

 

(6. Alexander “Zane” Smith: Born 24 November 1839 in Natchitoches Parish (now part of Sabina Parish), Louisiana.  Died 14 September 1895, age 55, at either Sabine or Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; interred Central Baptist Church Cemetery, which is near Robeline, Natchitoches Parish.  Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Married Alma Lavonia Martin, daughter of James Hiram, Sr. and Martha Loucretia (Reddish) Martin, on 21 October 1865 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and had the following children:

 

(a. Thomas Luther Smith: Born 7 August 1866 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(b. Minnie Lucretia Smith: Born 23 December 1869 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(c. William Martin Smith: Born 3 December 1871 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(d. Katherine Narcissus Smith: Born 28 December 1874 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(e. Samuel Eli Smith: Born 20 September 1877 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(f. James Smith: Born 29 November 1880.

 

(g. Henry Alexander Smith: Born 1 April 1884 at Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(h. Allie Victoria Smith: Born 25 June 1886.

 

(7. Addaline Smith: Born about 1841.

 

(8. Edmond Smith: Born about 1843.  Born with a club foot, so was not able to join his brothers in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

 

(9. William Smith: Born about 1845 in Natchitoches Parish (now part of Sabina Parish), Louisiana.  Died there 25 October 1937/2 September 1926; interred Ft. Jessup Cemetery, Ft. Jessup (abt 6 mi. east of Many, LA), Sabine Parish.  Enlisted 6 May 1862 in Company B, 11th Battalion of Louisiana Infantry in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Married Virginia James Martin, daughter of James Hiram, Sr. (b. 9 Feb 1807 in Washington, Co., GA) and Martha Loucretia (Reddish) Martin (b. 12 May 1818 in Warren Co., GA), on 18 January 1872 in Natchitoches Parish.

 

(10. Mary Josephine Smith: Born about 1847 in Natchitoches  Parish, Louisiana.

 

(11. Eli Smith, Jr.: Born 9 October 1850 near Ft. Jessup, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 14 January 1912 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

 

(12. James “Bud” Thomas Smith: Born about 1852 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died in Whitewright, Fannin & Grayson Counties, Texas.

 

(13. Joseph Smith: Born about 1854 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

g. John W. Byles: Born about 1814/15 in the Ft. Jessup area of Natchitoches (now Sabine) Parish, Louisiana.  Member of the (perhaps legal) firm of Byles and McGarahan.

 

1850 US Census: John, age 36 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  The household also included his wife, Charlotte Byles, age 27; daughter, Mary Byles, age 10; daughter, Margaret Byles, age 7; son, John Byles, age 3; daughter, Ann Byles, age 1; John Justice, age 19; and Martha Justice, age 16.  All were born in Louisiana.

 

John W. Byles married Charlotte “Sharloty” Justice (b. 11 Aug 1822 in LA, d. after 10 Apr 1853 in Sabine Parish, LA), daughter of Jacob J. (b. 1800, d. 1846) and Chairity (Smith) Justice (b. 1800 in Crittenden Co., KY, m. before 1822), about 1834 in the Ft. Jessup area and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Byles: Born about 1840.  Died between July 1871 and 1877.  Married Valmore Thibodeaux, son of Valmore and Elvira (Smith) Thibodeaux, on 17 January 1870 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(2. Margaret A. Byles: Born 15 February 1844 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died there 9 August 1927, age 83.  Married Richard Nash, son of Thomas and Mary (Smith) Nash, on 28 June 1866 in Sabine Parish.

 

(3. John Justice Byles: Also known as “John Jeston Byles, Sr.  Born about 1847 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

1880 US Census: John age 33 and employed as a farmer was heading a household in Ward 6, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  The household also included his wife, Susan Byles, age 29; son, Benjamin Byles, age 7; son, Joseph Byles, age 5; daughter, Ella Byles, age 3; son, John Byles, age 1; and farm hand, Clemon Royston, age 17.  Susan and her parents were born in Georgia.  All others, and their parents, were born in Louisiana.

 

Married Susan Octavia Martin Oct (b. abt 1851 in Randolph Co., GA, d. 9 Apr 1900 in Sabine Parish, LA), daughter of James Hiram, Sr. (b. 9 Feb 1807 in Washington Co., GA, d. 27 Mar 1897) and Martha Loucretia (Reddish) Martin (b. 12 May 1818 in Warren Co., GA, d. 2 Mar 1888 at Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, LA; interred Central Baptist Cem near Robeline), on 26 January 1871 in Sabine Parish (witnesses: Gustavus A. Mobley; Ranson Newton Duke; William Smith) and had the following children:

 

(a. Ross Byles: Born about 1872 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Married Christina Clark (b. abt 1875) about 1894.

 

(b. Benjamin Byles: Born about 1873 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(c. Joseph “Joe” Byles: Born about 24 March 1874 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 14 December 1928, age 54.  Married Annie Duren (b. 29/25 Mar 1881, d. 30 Jul 1958, age 77) about 1909 and had the following children:

 

(1) Walter Byles: (more info) Born 15 December 1910.  Died Friday, 11 December 1964, age 53; interred Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Married Iva Geneva (more info) (b. 19 Nov 1912, d. Wed, 31 Aug 1982 in Schumpert Medical Center) of Peason, Louisiana and had the following children: (order unknown)

 

(a) Charles Byles: Resided in Louisiana.

 

(b) Raymond “Deacon” Byles: Born 23 December 1934.  Died 18 October 1999.  Resided in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Married Sophia Barling (b. 1941).

 

(c) Terry Byles: Resided in Louisiana.

 

(d) James “Jimmie” Byles: Resided in Louisiana.

 

(e) Glen Byles: Resided in Louisiana.

 

(f) Ronald “Ronnie” Byles: Resided in Louisiana.

 

(g) JoAnn Byles: Married (?) Barnhill and resided in Louisiana.

 

(h) Linda Byles: Married (?) Bernard and resided in Louisiana.

 

(i) Billie Sue Byles: Married (?) Settles and resided in Louisiana.

 

(j) Shirley Byles: Married (?) French and resided in Louisiana.

 

(2) Mack D. Byles: Born about 1912 (also seen: b. 23 February 1909).  Died 11 November 1984.  Married Vera Larkin (more info) (b. 24 Nov/17 Oct 1908 in Sabine Parish, LA, d. Sat, 2 Oct 1982, age 73 at Natchitoches Parish Hospital; interred Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, LA), daughter of Green E. and Roena (Sibley) Larkin, on 15 March 1930 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(d. Ella Byles: Born about 1877 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

(e. John Jeston Byles, Jr.: (more info) Born 14 October 1878 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died 5 August 1953, age 74; interred Central Baptist Church Cemetery near Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Married Ellen Ebarbo (more info) (b. 7 Oct 1880, d. 23 Jan 1978, age 89, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home; interred Lambertown Cemetery, Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, LA) about 1898 and had the following children:

 

(1) Joe Ross Byles: Born about 1900.  Resided at Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Married Virginia Free about 1920 and had the following children:

 

(a) Cathy Byles: Born about 1922.

 

(b) Joe Byles, Jr.: Born about 1924.

 

(2) Ella Byles: Born about 1902.  Married (1st) (?) Johnston and resided at Marthaville, Louisiana.  Ella (Byles) Johnston married (2nd) Tally Winn (b. abt 1900) about 1920 and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Judy Winn: Born about 1922.

 

(3) Tony B. Byles, MD: Born about 1904.  Resided at Lake Charles, Louisiana.

 

(4) Willa/Willie Lee/Dee Byles #1: Born about 1906.

 

(5) Gertie Marie Byles “Marie”: Born about 1908.  Married (?) Chamberlain and resided at Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

(6) Hamp Byles: Born 8 January 1913.  Died 25 May 1956; interred Lambertown Cemetery, Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(7) Warren Gordon Byles: Born about 1912.  Resided at Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(8) Jim Buck Byles: (more info) Born 10 Apr 1923 (also seen: abt 1914).  Died Thursday, 4 July 1985 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana; interred Central Baptist Cemetery, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Served in the US Army during World War II.  Resided at Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

 

(9) B. R./R. B. Byles: (Also seen Grover Cleveland Byles) (more info) Born 3 March 1916.  Died Sunday, 29 January 1978, age 61; interred Central Baptist Cemetery, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Served in the US Army during World War II.  Resided at Robeline, Natchitoches Parish.  Married (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Thurman Benjamin Byles: (more info) Born about 1907 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Died Wednesday, 19 March 1952, age 45, in a hospital at Lake Charles, Louisiana from complications of a heart attack; interred Winnfield Cemetery, Winn Parish, Louisiana.  During World War II served in the US Navy aboard a medical ship.  Subsequently employed as a pharmacist in Winnfield.  In 1946 moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was employed as a pharmacist and manager of a drug store.

 

Married Nannie Belle Drewett (more info) (d. Thursday, 29 May 1969 at home in Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA), daughter of W. U. Drewett of Winnfield, LA (who also had sons Howard and Harold Drewett), and had the following children:

 

[1. William Ross Byles: (more info) Born Tuesday, 15 October 1946.  Died 16 October 1946; interred Thursday, 17 October 1946 in Winnfield Cemetery, Winnfield, Louisiana.

 

[2. Daniel “Danny” Lamar Byles: Born 1949.  Served in the US Marine Corps during the war in Vietnam War.  Married Linda (?) and resided in Louisiana.

 

Following Thurman’s death, Nannie moved back to Winnfield, Louisiana.

 

(b) (?) Don Byles: Resided at Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

(c) Robert Byles: Killed in an accident in Greenland while serving in the US Air Force.  Married (?) and had the following son:

 

[1. Robert “Bobby” Byles, Jr.  Died ; interred Catholic Cemetery, Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Was employed as an actor at Hollywood, California.

 

(d) Son.

 

(e) Daughter.

 

(f) Daughter.

 

(g) Daughter.

 

(10) Willa Dee Byles #2: Born about 1918.    Married (?)Doane/Done (b. abt 1915) about 1935 and resided at Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

(f. Grover Cleveland Byles “Cleve”: Born September 1883 at Robeline, Louisiana.  Died 16 March 1939, age 56, at Jim Wells, Texas; was not married; interred 18 March Fraternal Cemetery.  Employed as a cook in the Texas oil fields.

 

(g. Mack Byles: Born February 1888.

 

(4. Ann Byles: Born 10 April 1853 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  Died there 31 December 1916, age 63.  Married Elijah Cox about 1870 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

 

Benjamin Patterson Biles, generation 7, above, married (2nd) Elizabeth (?) (b. abt 1797 in LA, d. aft 1850 in Sabine Parish, LA) in 1810/1814 at Saint Landry (or Ft. Jessup area, Natchitoches Parish), Louisiana.

 

8. Mary “Polly” Biles:

 

Probably born late 1788 or 1789 in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Baptized 7 June 1789 in the Pennsylvania Dutch Reformed Church in Middle Smithfield.  Was a musical instructor.  Married Daniel Bedell and at some point resided near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

 

1810 US Census: Daniel Beadle was heading a household in Nottingham Township, Washington County, New York.  The household included 1 male age 26 to 45; 1 female under age 10; and 1 female age 16 to 26.

 

9. Phoebe Biles:

 

Born after the 1790 US Census.  Employed as a school teacher.  Apparently never married and died young, between mid-to-late 1810 (Washington Co. census finalized 15 Dec 1810), when it appears she resided with her father and step-mother in Nottingham Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and January 1811, when her father died.

 

4b. Henry’s 2nd marriage:

 

A. To whom: 2 names seen:

 

1. Margaret "Peggy" Wills

 

or

 

2. Margaret "Peggy" (Shoemaker) Fields

 

Perhaps a sister of Hannah (Shoemaker) Coolbaugh, who was the wife of Henry’s business partner, Judge Moses Coolbaugh.  They are listed in Wayne County at the time of the 1800 US Census.  The family moved to where Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania is now located sometime between 1806/7; and the 1810 US Census, probably in the part called Georgetown (later called Williamsburg, and still later a part of Monongahela City).  Probate records indicate Henry purchased a lot and house in Nottingham Township, Washington County (a few miles west of Monongahela City) in March or April 1808 from John Smith.

 

B. Marriage date and location: about 1803.

 

C. Children: (order uncertain)

 

Note: John Addison Biles wrote: “some people think that Henry Biles’ two daughters, Polly and Phoebe, were children of his second wife – Peggy Fields, whom he married about 1803 – but I am persuaded that this is not correct, since Robert Biles named his two daughters, Polly (Barker) and Phoebe (Rose) for their Aunts, who were then young ladies (1807-1809), which would place their births back soon after Benjamin – who was born 1785-6 (church record says Feb 9, 1787 (page 149 – Vol 57 – New York Genealogical and Biographical Record) – (for Middle Smithfield Church) – the US Census of 1790 shows Henry Biles had 1 son over 16, 6 sons under 16 – and one daughter – thus the whole family is accounted for, but the youngest daughter, who must have been born about 1790, as the girls were said to be near of an age.”

 

1. Elizabeth "Betsy" Biles: Born after 1803.  Was younger than Henry Biles, Jr.’s oldest child.  In August 1817 Elizabeth was married to William McNary.  Apparently, she also married, at some point, (?) DeHass and resided at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth and Mr. DeHass had the following children:

 

a. Frank DeHass.

 

b. Willis DeHass.

 

2. Nelly Biles: (Perhaps Eleanor "Nelly" Biles, in honor of her father's 1st wife, Eleanor "Nellie" (Patterson) Biles, deceased.) Still a minor child in 1811, when her father died.

 

3. Margaret Harriet Biles: Still a minor child in 1811, when her father died.

 

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Reference: Elizabeth J. Holt’s Genealogy

 

 

Notes:

 

1. By one account, an Andrew Jackson Biles died 22 August 1897 at Lancaster, Missouri.

 

 

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