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101 Possibly son of John Bilyeu's 2nd wife Rachel Carr, as he is described by Delilah as her half-brother in her Indian Wars Widow's Pension application.

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Bilyeu, Joseph (I002)
102 QUAY 1 Source (S3815)
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108 RICHARD RICH, first Baron Rich (1496?-1567), lord chancellor, second son of Richard Rich and Joan Dingley, his wife, was probably born in 1496, since early in 1551 he is officially described as fifty-four years of age and more. The family was of Hampshire origin, and the chancellor's great-grandfather, Richard Rich (d. 1469), a prominent member of the Mercers' Company, served as sheriff of the city of London in 1441. He left two sons, John (d. 1458), from whom are descended the baronets of the Rich family, and Thomas, grandfather of the lord chancellor. The visitation of Essex in 1512 represents the chancellor as second son of John Rich, who died on 19 July 1468, which is impossible. Robert, a brother of the chancellor, died in 1557.

Rich was born in the parish of St. Laurence Jewry, in the church of which several of his family were buried. Cooper states that he was at one time a member of Cambridge University, and in 1539 be was an unsuccessful candidate for the chancellorship of that university against the Duke of Norfolk. He was bred to the law, entered the Middle Temple, and formed an acquaintance with Sir Thomas More, a native of the same parish and member of the same inn. 'You know,' said More to Rich at his trial, 'that I have been acquainted with your manner of life and conversation a long space, even from your youth to this time; for we dwelt long together in one parish, where, as yourself can well tell (I am sorry you compel me to speak it), you were always esteemed very light of your tongue, a great dicer and gamester, and not of any commendable fame either there or at your house in the Temple, where hath been your bringing up.'1

Rich, however, in spite of his dissipation, acquired an intimate knowledge of the law. In 1526 be was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of common serjeant against William Walsingham, the father of Sir Francis. In 1528 he wrote to Wolsey urging a reform of the common law, and offering to describe the abuses in daily use, and to suggest remedies. In the following December he was placed on the commission for the peace in Hertfordshire, and in February 1529 was made a commissioner of sewers. In the autumn he became reader at the Middle Temple, and in November was returned as one of the burgesses of Colchester to the 'reformation' parliament which sat from 1529 to 1536. In June 1530 he was placed on the commission for gaol delivery at Colchester Castle, and in July was one of those appointed to make a return of Wolsey's possessions in Essex. In March 1532 he was granted the clerkship of recognisances of debt taken in London, and on 13 May was appointed attorney-general for Wales and the counties palatine of Flint and Chester.

On 10 Oct. 1533 he was made solicitor-general, and knighted. In this capacity he took the leading part in the crown prosecutions for non-compliance with the acts of succession and supremacy. In April 1535 he assisted at the examination of the three Carthusian monks who were executed shortly after at Tyburn. Baily's story2 that Rich was sent to Fisher with a secret message from Henry to the effect that he would not accept the supremacy of the church if Fisher disapproved is improbable; but in May Rich came to the Tower and endeavoured to ascertain the bishop's real views on the subject, assuring him on the king's word that no advantage would be taken of his admissions, and promising that he would repeat them to no one but the king. Nevertheless this conversation was made the principal evidence on which Fisher was condemned, and at his trial he denounced Rich for his treachery in revealing it.

Similarly base was Rich's conduct towards Sir Thomas More. On 12 June he had an interview with More in the Tower, in which, according to his own account, he 'charitably moved' the ex-chancellor to comply with the acts. But at the trial he gave evidence that More had denied the power of parliament to make the king supreme head of the church; the words rested solely on Rich's testimony, and More charged Rich with perjury, 'n good faith, Mr. Rich,' he said, 'I am more sorry for your perjury than mine own peril; and know you that neither I nor any one else to my knowledge ever took you to be a man of such credit as either I or any other could vouchsafe to communicate with you in any matter of importance.' Rich attempted to substantiate the accusation by calling Sir Richard Southwell and Palmer, who had attended him in the Tower; but they both professed to have been too busy removing More's books to listen to the conversation. More was condemned, and Rich reaped his reward by being appointed before the end of the year overseer of liveries of lands, and chirographer of common pleas.

Meanwhile the lesser monasteries had been dissolved, and to deal with their revenues there was formed the court of augmentations of the revenue of the crown. This court was a committee of the privy council, and Rich, who was probably at the same time sworn of the council, was made its first chancellor on 19 April 1536. He was returned probably as knight of the shire for Essex to the parliament which met on 8 June and was dissolved on 18 July 1536, and was elected speaker. In his opening speech he compared the king with Solomon for justice and prudence, with Samson for strength and fortitude, and with Absalom for beauty and comeliness, and in his oration at the close of the session he likened Henry to the sun which expels all noxious vapours and brings forth the seeds, plants, and fruit s necessary for the support of human life.

He was now perhaps, next to Cromwell, the most powerful and the most obnoxious of the king's ministers. When in the same year the northern rebellion [cf. Pilgrimage of Grace] broke out, the insurgents coupled his name with Cromwell's in their popular songs, and in the list of articles they drew up demanded his dismissal and punishment, describing him as a man of low birth and small reputation, a subverter of the good laws of the realm, a maintainer and inventor of heretics, and one who imposed taxes for his own advantage. The failure of the rebellion was followed by the suppression of the remaining religious houses, and Rich devoted himself zealously to the work, being described as the hammer, as Cromwell was the mall, of the monasteries. Occasionally he visited a monastery himself, but his chief occupation was the administration of their revenues, and it was natural that some of the enormous wealth which passed through his hands should stick to his fingers. In 1539 he was appointed, as groom of the privy chamber, to meet Anne of Cleves at Calais; but he deserted Cromwell in the disgrace which consequently overtook him, and was one of the chief witnesses against his friend and benefactor.

Cromwell's fall was followed by a reaction against the Reformation, and Rich took an active part in the persecution of the reformers, working with Gardiner, and being described by Foxe as one of the papists in Henry's council. He was constant in his attendance at the privy council, and in April 1541 one John Hillary was committed to the Marshalsea for accusing Rich of deceiving the king as to the possessions of the abbey of Keynsham. In 1544 he resigned the chancellorship of the court of augmentations, and in the same year was treasurer of the wars against France and Scotland, accompanying Henry to Boulogne, and assisting in the negotiation of a treaty with France.

On 30 Dec. he was again returned to parliament as knight of the shire for Essex. In June 1546 he took part in the examination of Anne Askew, and was present when she was tortured in the Tower; according to her own explicit statement, Wriothesley and Rich 'took pains to rack me with their own hands till I was well nigh dead.'3 The story has been much discussed but never disproved, and 'is perhaps the darkest page in the history of any English statesman.'4

In spite of these proceedings, Rich's position was improved by the accession of Edward VI. Henry had appointed him an assistant executor of his will, bequeathed him 200, and, according to Paget, left instructions that he should be made a peer. On 20 Feb. 1547-8 he was created Baron Rich of Leeze (Leighs), Essex. In March Wriothesley was deprived of the lord-chancellorship, owing, it is said, to Rich's intrigues, and on 23 Oct. Rich was appointed lord chancellor. He acquiesced in the violent religious changes made by Somerset, signing the orders in council for the administration of the communion in both kinds and for the abolition of private masses. In 1549 he took part in the proceedings against the Protector's brother, Lord Seymour of Sudeley; having obtained an opinion from the judges and council, he conducted the bill of attainder through parliament, and afterwards signed the warrant for his execution.

On the outbreak of the rebellion in the same year he summoned the justices before him, and rated them for their neglect to preserve the peace in an harangue printed in Foxe. In October he accompanied Somerset to Hampton Court when the young king was removed thither; but, finding the Protector's party was deserting him, he took the great seal and joined Warwick at Ely House, Holborn. There, on 6 Oct., he described before the lord mayor the abuses of which Somerset was accused; he made a similar harangue at the Guildhall on the 8th, and on the 12th rode to Windsor bearing the news of the council's proceedings against Somerset to the king. He presided at Somerset's examination before the council, drew up the articles against him, obtained his confession, and brought in the bill of pains and penalties, by which the Protector was deprived of all his offices.

Rich may have thought that Warwick would reverse the religious policy of his predecessor, or perhaps the marriage of his daughter Winifred with Warwick's son. Sir Henry Dudley induced him to side against Somerset; but Warwick's triumph failed to improve his position. Probably against his will, he took part in the proceedings against Bonner and Gardiner. The eighth session of the court appointed to try the latter was held at Rich's house in St. Bartholomew's on 20 Jan. 1551, though at another stage of the proceedings Rich appeared as a witness in the bishop's favour. Similarly he was burdened with the chief part in the measures taken by the council against the Princess Mary. In 1560 he was sent to request her to move to Oking or come to court; she refused, but professed herself willing to accept Rich's hospitality at Leighs Priory. The visit was prevented by a dangerous sickness which broke out in the chancellor's household, and necessitated his absence from the council from June to November. More to Rich's taste were the measures he took against Joan Bocher and the sectaries of Booking.5

In August 1551 he was again sent to Mary at Copped Hall to forbid mass in her household. On 26 Oct. a commission was appointed to transact chancery business because of Rich's illness, and on 21 Dec. he resigned the great seal. Fuller, in his 'Church History,' relates a story communicated to him by Rich's great-grandson, the Earl of Warwick, to the effect that Rich had written a letter to Somerset, who he thought might yet return to power, warning him against some design of Northumberland. In his haste he addressed it merely 'to the duke,' and his servant handed it to the Duke of Norfolk, who revealed its contents to Northumberland. Rich, hearing of the mistake, only saved himself by going at once to the king and resigning the great seal. It is improbable, however, that Norfolk, who made Rich one of his executors, would have betrayed him ; at any rate, Rich did not resign the great seal to the king, but to Winchester, Northumberland, and D'Arcy, who were sent to his house for the purpose, and there can be no doubt of the genuineness of his illness. The great seal was entrusted for the time to Goodrich, bishop of Ely; but Rich's ill-health continuing, the bishop was definitely appointed lord chancellor on 19 Jan. 1551-2.

Rich now retired to Essex, where he was placed on a commission for the lord-lieutenancy in May; but he was still identified with the government of Northumberland, whom he appointed his proxy in the House of Lords. In November he recommenced his attendances at the privy council, and continued them through the early part of 1553. He was one of the commissioners who decided against Bonner's appeal early in that year, and on 9 July he signed the council's answer to Mary's remonstrance, pronouncing her a bastard and proclaiming Lady Jane Grey. But immediately afterwards he went down into Essex, and, paying no attention to a letter from the council on 19 July requiring him to remain faithful to Jane, declared for Mary. On the 21st a letter from the council ordered him to retire with his company to Ipswich 'until the queen's pleasure be further known;' and on 3 Aug. he entertained Mary at Wanstead on her way to London. His wife attended Mary on her entry into the city, and Rich was at once sworn of her council, and officiated at the coronation.

During Mary's reign Rich took little part in the government, and his attendances at the council were rare. He was one of the peers summoned to try Northumberland, and he was the only peer who voted against Gardiner's bill for the restoration of the see of Durham. But he vigorously abetted the restoration of the old religion in Essex; at Felsted he at once established masses for the dead, and he was a zealous persecutor of the heretics, examining them himself or sending them up to London, and being present at numerous executions. The excessive number of martyrs in Essex is attributed by Foxe to Rich's persecuting activity.

In 1557 he was raising forces for the war in France and defence of the Essex sea-coast, and in the following February attended Lord Clinton on his expedition against Brest. In November 1558 he was appointed to accompany Elizabeth to London, and in December was placed on a commission to inquire into lands granted during the late reign. He dissented from the act of uniformity, and in 1566 was summoned to discuss the question of the queen's marriage. He died at Rochford, Essex, on 12 June 1567, and was buried in Felsted church, where a recumbent effigy represents him with a small head and keen features; the inscriptions have been obliterated. His will, dated 12 May, with a codicil dated 10 June 1567, was proved on 3 June 1568. His portrait, by Holbein, is preserved among the Holbein drawings in the Royal Library at Windsor; it has been engraved by Bartolozzi and R. Dalton.

Rich has been held up to universal execration by posterity; catholics have denounced him as the betrayer of More and Fisher, and protestants as the burner of martyrs. A time-server of the least admirable type, he was always found on the winning side, and he had a hand in the ruin of most of the prominent men of his time, not a few of whom had been his friends and benefactors ? Wolsey, More, Fisher, Cromwell, Wriothesley, Lord Seymour of Sudeley, Somerset, and Northumberland. His readiness to serve the basest ends of tyranny and power justifies his description as 'one of the most ominous names in the history of the age.'6 But his ability as a lawyer and man of business is beyond question.

His religious predilections inclined to Catholicism; but he did not allow them to stand in the way of his advancement. Few were more rapacious or had better opportunities for profiting by the dissolution of the monasteries; the manors he secured in Essex alone covered a considerable portion of the county. It should, however, be acknowledged that he used some of his ill-gotten wealth for a noble object, and that he was a patron of learning. In 1554 he founded a chaplaincy at Felsted, and made provision for the singing of masses and dirges and the ringing of bells. These observances were abolished at the accession of Elizabeth, and in May 1564 Rich founded a grammar school at Felsted, which afforded education to two sons of Oliver Cromwell, to Isaac Barrow, and to Wallis the mathematician. Rich also founded almshouses in Felsted, and built the tower of Rochford church. His own seat was Leighs Priory, which was purchased in 1735 by Guy's Hospital. His town house in Cloth Fair, Bartholomew Close, afterwards called Warwick House, is still standing (1896).

By his wife Elizabeth (d.1558), daughter and heiress of William Jenks or Gynkes, grocer, of London, Rich had five sons and ten daughters. Of the sons, Sir Hugh, the second, was buried at Felsted on 27 Nov. 1554; the eldest, Robert (1537?-1581), succeeded to the title, and, unlike his father, accepted the doctrines of the Reformation. He was employed on various diplomatic negotiations by Elizabeth, and was one of the judges who tried the Duke of Norfolk for his share in the Ridolfi plot. He was succeeded in the title by his second son, Robert (afterwards Earl of Warwick). Of the daughters, Elizabeth married Sir Robert Peyton (d.1590); Winifred (d.1578) married, first, Sir Henry Dudley, eldest son of the future duke of Northumberland, and, secondly, Roger, second Lord North, by whom she was mother of Sir John North; Ethelreda or Audrey married Robert, son of Sir William Drury of Hawsted, Suffolk, and cousin of Sir William Drury; Frances married John, lord D'Arcy of Chiche (d. 1580), son of the lord chamberlain to Edward VI. Rich had also four illegitimate children, of whom Richard was father of Sir Nathaniel Rich.

1. Cresacre More, Life of Sir T. More, ed. Hunter, p. 263. link
2. Baily, Life of Fisher.
3. Foxe, Acts and Monuments, p. 547. link
4. Froude, History of England, v. 208. link
5. cf. Dixon, History of the Church of England, iii. 212.
6. Dixon.

Excerpted from:

Pollard, A. F. "Richard Rich, first Baron Rich."
Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. XVI. Sidney Lee, ed.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. 1009-1012. 
Rich, Richard Jr (I959)
109 Service info:

Name: Arnold, James D.
Service: Inducted 25 July 1943, Army
Number: 37536010
Registration: Registered, order # 758
Place: Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. (Board # 4) 
Arnold, James Dwight (I138)
110 Sisselt is almost certainly *not* the child of Cadwgan ap Elystan. (The relationship appears in "The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623" and seems to be the source of every existing genealogy which claims this parentage.) There is nearly a century's gap between Sisselt's estimated birth (c.1170) and the accepted estimates for Cadwgan's death (c.1075). At least three additional generations are needed to complete the gap, if indeed Sisselt is descended from Cadwgan ap Elystan. However, I'm leaving Cadwgan as a placeholder in the event that a link between the two is discovered.
ap Cadwgan, Sisselt (I1083)
111 Sisselt is almost certainly *not* the child of Cadwgan ap Elystan. See note on Sisselt's page for explanation. Cadwgan is here merely as a placeholder in the event that a link between the two is discovered. Family F352
112 Social Security Death Index says Escalon, California, but this is incorrect. Arnold, Mae (I177)
113 Some genealogies also include Elisha Doubledee, b.Abt 30 Jan 1713, Charlestown, MA; d.9 Jan 1806, Lebanon, Windham Co., CT. This is the line that Abner Doubleday of Civil War and misattributed baseball fame comes from. He seems shoehorned in to me, with no real evidence for the connection; for that reason I'm not including him here. Family F312
114 Some sources give her birthplace as Salem, MA--but Salem didn't exist in 1620! Jane (I985)
115 The Berkshire County, MA, 1850 mortality schedule lists a Mercy Dorman, b.CT, d.May, age 71. This may be Mercy Warren, though age would put her DoB at 1779/80. Warren, Mercy (I1334)
116 The data at this site, while comprehensive, is to be treated as highly suspect. The author deliberately includes figures from folklore and mythology. This seems to be not from any sort of maliciousness, but tongue-in-cheek-ly. Double-check any individuals found here that you are not 100% sure about. Source (S5422)
117 The following narrative is taken from the book, "A Jennings Family Genealogy" compiled by Shirley A. Jennings Weber, copyrighted 1988.

Nothing is known about Charles's parents. Family tradition alleges--father died aboard ship and was buried at sea, shortly before his birth. Place of arrival in the New World for his mother is thought to be in South Carolina. Where, and how long his mother survived is not known. Her death, while he was still a young child, resulted in his being bonded out. Who became his guardian is unknown. Harsh treatment dealt out by his guardian motivated Charles into running away before he became of age. Also alleged, during a heated argument Charles hit his guardian with such force he believed he had killed him. This act prompted him to run away and find a way back to England.

In the early 1890's, when descendants of Charles were trying to prove their family heritage, Elizabeth, daughter of his son Ezekiel, related the following story about her grandfather and grandmother: "he started back to England and got on a ship and they came a storm and cast them away and they landed in Scotland from there they came back to Washington City married there and moved from there to North Carolina and died in North Carolina."

In the state of Maryland and located in St. Mary's County near where the moth of the Potomac River enters Chesapeake Bay, there is a town called Scotland. Records of that county indicate the town existed as early as 1710. When or where Charles met Elizabeth Bonafield is untold. Possibly on the ship headed for England, or perhaps it was after he landed. The birth of daughter Mary, in March, 1775, would indicate they were married by late spring or early summer, 1774.

One of the early churches of Prince Georges County, Maryland is St. Johns Broad Creek of Piscataway Parish. Recorded in the birth register of this church are two of Charles and Elizabeth's children, Mary, born 19 March, 1775 and Ezekiel, born 16 June 1785.

Possibly it was in the spring of 1797 that Charles left Maryland for North Carolina, possibly by way of the Occaneechi Path. This path was a major road to the Carolinas and Alabama, going through Virginia and the towns of Richmond and Petersburg, on the to the town of Salisbury, North Carolina where a miliary road could be traveled northwest into Iredell and Wilkes Counties. On December 20, 1797, Charles purchased one hundred and twenty acres on a branch of Hunting Creek in the southwestern corner of Wilkes County. 
Jinnings, Charles Lawson (I1446)
118 The only early census record on which she may appear is the 1885 Nebraska census, where Amie Love is listed as a sister to the other siblings. The name Amie Love associated with this family cannot be found anywhere else in public record. She is the same age as the Amy Love found in Colorado in 1897. Amie/Amy and Amelia both were born in Wisconsin and both lived alongside the other Love sisters in Douglas Grove township in the late 1880s.
Love, Amelia M (I6)
119 The Slawsons came to Miller County from southwest Missouri (near Sarcoxie, Jasper County) after the Civil War and located in the Brays Mill area. Before coming west to Missouri, they had stopped off in Kentucky on their way from North Carolina where a couple of their children were born. Some of their children included: Katherine Slawson b. c/1833 in NC; Haywood Slawson b. c/1835 NC; Lowry A. Slawson b. c/1839 KY; James Slawson b. c/1841 KY; Sarah Slawson b. c/1847 MO. and Fetna Slawson b. c/1850 MO. Latermore children were born to Joseph Slawson Sr. and a second wife including Joseph Arnold Slawson Jr (born in Jasper Co., MO in 1854)

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Family F039
120 There are a William and Ida Seaver buried in National Cemetery in Ft Scott. No idea if these are ours, as I have no additional information about them to correlate.

Seaver, Ida, b. 11/15/1873, d. 03/12/1957, US Navy, RM3, Plot: 3 0 2580, bur. 03/15/1957
Seaver, William, d. 09/18/1945, Cavalry, PVT, Plot: 3 0 671, bur. 09/20/1945
Seaver, William (I499)
121 There is some question about whether this is the same George Harwood who was the son of William and Elizabeth (Greenham/Grenham) Harwood. See Harwood, George (I984)
122 This date is almost certainly wrong. le Rich, Robert (I1056)
123 This information is floating around out there, though I have not yet substantiated it:

Urbane3 Harris (William2, Joseph1) was born 1800 in ,,Virginia, and died 1853 in ,Humphreys Co., Tennessee. He married Jane. She was born Abt. 1813, and died Unknown.

Children of Urbane Harris and Jane are:
i. John G.4 Harris, born Abt. 1828; died 03 Jun 1877 in Vernon, Missouri. He married (1) Caroline Shropshire 27 May 1846 in ,Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died Unknown. He married (2) Mourning J. Martin 1872; died Unknown. 
Harris, John G (I485)
124 This is probably Georgia. There was never a Gertrude Love in the directory previously and Georgia does not appear thereafter. Source (S2)
125 This may very well be the same Andrew J Bilyeu. Both items from Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers: 1861 - 1866

Name: Bilyeu, Andrew
County: Miller

Subject: Prisoner being sent with Rufus Phillips; arrested with band of 5 others, his father killed; he escaped; has been plundering; witnesses William Salsman, John Martin, James S. Watson, George Martin

Date: 11-12-1861
Reel #F1383

Name: Bilyeu, Andrew J.
County: Pulaski
City: Waynesville

Subject: Charges from Provost Marshal's office of aiding and abetting rebellion.

Date: 08/14/1862
Reel #F1465 
Bilyeu, Andrew Jackson (I035)
126 Topeka Capital-Journal, 18 Dec 1999:

Robert Hilgardner

Robert T. "Bob" Hilgardner, 73, Topeka, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Hilgardner worked for the Kansas City Star for several years, and in the public relations department at Southwestern Bell telephone for more than 28 years. He retired in 1983. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Frank and Odessa Dobson Hilgardner. He graduated from Wyandotte High School and he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in 1949.

Mr. Hilgardner was a member of Countryside Christian Church, Telephone Pioneers and the Pioneers Family Campers.

He married Nola J. Blenden on March 25, 1962, in Wichita. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Bryan T. Hilgardner, Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Shirley Allen, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Frank Hilgardner, Kansas City, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Parker-Price Mortuary. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Hilgardner will lie in state after 2 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Christian Church, 2735 N.E. 36th St. Terrace, Topeka, 66617 or to the American Diabetes Association, Kansas Affiliate Inc., 3210 E. Kellogg, Wichita, 67208-3309. 
Hilgardner, Robert T (I670)
127 Twin of Basil Clifford-Riston. Clifford-Riston, Reason (I1454)
128 Twin to Reason Clifford-Riston. Clifford-Riston, Basil (I1435)
129 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 Source (S2967)
130 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 Source (S2955)
131 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 Source (S1791)
132 Until it can be verified that the Amy Love buried in Roselawn is ours, this is a bit of speculation. I can't find her buried anywhere else, and this is one of two cemeteries where most of the hospital's patients were buried. Love, Amelia M (I6)
133 William H. Melton enlisted in the U.S. Army 23 Nov 1861 in Co. D 24th Regt. Vols
under Cpt. Vaughn at Rolls, Mo. He was 46 yearsw old; 5'10" tall, fair complextion,
blue eyes, dark hair, occupation, farmer. He also served in Co G & E 48 Mo. Inf.

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Brother of Melinda Melton, wife of Cornelius Bilyeu.

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Melton, William H (I056)
134 William Perry was the son of Emma Dunnigan and another, unknown man. Emma was a widower when Joseph Arnold Slawson married her, and he adopted W.P. Slawson, William Perry (I570)
135 [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
Born at sea 
Lowell, John (I265)
136 [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
His wife Mary's mother, also Mary, was brought to court for wearing a silk hood and scarf. Discharged whenit was proved her husband was worth 200 pounds.
From Lowell Book Our Lowell Line?
page 306 
Lowell, Percival (I262)
137 [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
Mary Chandler's mother (also named Mary) was brought to court for wearing a silk hood and a scarf. Discharged when it was proved her husband was worth L 200!  
Chandler, Mary (I227)
138 [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
Richard Lowell was born in England in 1602. He left Bristol and came to America in 1639 with his father in the ship "Jonathan" 
Lowell, Richard (I246)
139 [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
The names of Lowell and of Percival were found in the Battle Abbey Roll of authentic Normans who came to England with the Conqueror. After a blank of a century and a half, the name was found again attached, in 1220, to William Lowle of Yardley in Worchestershire.
Percival Lowell was born in 1571 near N.Somerset(Kingston-Seymour),
England. He married Rebecca ? in England. He left England in 1639 and settled in Newbury, Mass. Died in 1664.
The family are reported to well conditioned people and held evidences of high position. In Bristol, England, they had a large mercantile
establishment by the name of Percial Lowle and Co.
From notes of H.C.Libby
Other Sources:
Percival Lowell of Newbury, Mass.1639-1899
Compiled and edited by Delmar R. Lowell
The Tuttle Co. Printers 1899
Rutland, Vermont
The Lowells and Their Seven Worlds
1946 Sneenlet and Ferris
Houghton & Mifflin
Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War--Maie
Fischer--DAR Library
Check Census Records--Arundel Library
All states before 1850
1850 on Show all family member names
Check index book 1790--1850
The Historic Geneology of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899- by Delmar Lowell The Tuttle Company, Printers, Rutland,Vt. 1899 
Lowell(Lowle), Percival (I240)
140 [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
Tradition says he opened a street through his land in Amesbury; built a house for each of his 7 sons and the street was known as Lowell Street.
He was a sea captain and owned many vessels. His wife went with him on his sea voyages.
From "The Lowell Genealogy" (Delmar R. Lowell):
1696 he was a "cordwainer".
1706 & later, he is called a "mariner" & "coaster".
Calls himself a "yeoman" in his will 1748, & when his will is executed 1753 he is called "captain".
Tradition says that he opened a street through his land in Amesbury; built a house for each of his seven sons and the street was known as Lowell Street.
He was a sea captain; built, owned & commanded his vessels--one a "sloupe" of 50 or 60 tons buron; sailed widely; took his wife Marian with him often, & probably some of his children were born while on these voyages. It is a familiar tradition that his son John was born in South Carolina while there with his ship.
In 1690 he was a soldier in the 1st expedition to Canada. (See Mass. Rec., Vol 114: p178)
It would seem that he was a very bold & successful boyager, as he amassed a considerable fortune. Traditions make it probable that in his voyages the King's revenue was not always considered, nor did he hesitate to run up aside of and board by force a French or Spanish craft as the opportunity presented. His vessels were staunch and swift, though not showing as fine outlines as some more modern ones might.
Unfortunately, the shipping records of those times were lost when the Custom House at Newbury was burned in 1811.
He owned a wharf near "Ames' Wharf" at the mouth of the Powow River, where he landed his cargos of "Rhum" and "Shugar" from the West Indies, or rice, resin and tar from the Carolinas. 
Lowell, Gideon (I249)
141 [Written by grandson Roy Seaver]
Grandma Gorse came over from Germany when she was about
six I think. I don't know what part tho. About all I know
of her, or about her is that her maiden name was Elizabeth
Hood. I think she was born in 1848. Her father and mother
were both dead by the time she was 13. Probably buried at
Kansas City. She had a hard time from then on as the people
that raised her was awful mean to her. Her and grandpa met
while she was working in a restaurant in Kansas City. She
had a brother killed in the Civil War.
Grandma died July 1920. Grandpa died December 1920.
They are both buried in the Deerifled, Missouri cemetery. 
Routs, Elizabeth (I241)
142 [Written by grandson Roy Seaver]: Grandpa Gorse
came from Hamburg at about 21 years of age to avoid the
"draft" there. Was a stow-away on a sail ship that was 5
weeks getting to America. It came down the St. Laurence
River to Buffalo, New York and froze in the river about a
mile from shore in January 1867. They had to haul the
freight to shore on the ice with oxen and sleds. He had
less than a dollar when he landed here. One of his first
jobs was a pick and shovel job. He didn't know our language
and he was so glad he had a job and was working too hard!
One of his co-workers tried to get him to slow down. He
couldn't understand him. The man got more firm, louder!
Grandpa thought he was cussing him and drew back his shovel
to hit the man and the man smiled and showed him by signs
and motions not to work so hard but watch the boss and rest
while his head was turned and when he looked around work!
He had to work his way across on the ship; and while
way out on the horizontal boom or sail pole that extends
out past the side of the ship, the ship rocked way over his
way and "doused" him under and he thought he would have to
turn loose and come up for air, but the ship rocked back in
One time he was trying to get a job in a Methodist
Community. After trying several places and was asked if he
was a church member (Methodist) he said no. He then decided
if he got a job he would have to be a "Methodist". So the
next place he asked for a job they, as usual asked if he
belonged to a church (Now grandpas talked awful "broken
German" in my time) and so he told them yes, he was a
METT-I-TUST; and he got the job but had to go to church with
them every Sunday.
After getting home from church they would get a keg of
whiskey out and all had a drink!! He died of a cancer of
the stomach December 11, 1920. He had a driving mare named
Mabel. He wanted me to "curry" her. He said for me to
"Scratch" ol "Maple" while Grant ma got breakfast. One
time he almost got stuck with his team coming up a hill.
He said; "Dey couldn't hardly pull de hill up."
If us grand children weren't behaving he would say:
"naw-naw-naw-ta-sa-sa." We didn't know what it meant, but
we sure knew enough to behave. He was always good to us tho.
(Obituary written by Roy Seaver (grandson) Dec. 1920)
John Gorse was born in Hamburg, Germany on April 8, 1845 and died on Dec. 11, 1920
five miles East of town at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. W. Seaver, Having been
bedfast for about four weeks. Death was due to a cancer,
Mr. Gorse came to this country in January 1866, having been something like 13 weeks
on the trip.
He worked on the farm in the Eastern states, later coming West, helped build what is
now the Frisco, also the Katy Railroads.
John Gorse was married in Kansas City in the year 1870 to miss Elizabeth Hood.
Later they lived in Eldorado, Kansas. Finally moving to a farm just across the State
line in Mo, on the Nevada road, where they lived some 43 years. In the spring of 1920
they moved to Ft. Scott where his wife died on July 14, 1920.
Some six or seven weeks ago he came to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. I.W.Seaver,
where he resided at the time of his death.
He is survived by two sons, Frank of Deerfield, Mo., and Will of Minden Mines, Mo.
and three daughters, Mrs. Oma Cutler of Salina, Kans., Mrs, Emma Harris of Kansas City, Mo.,
and Mrs. Edith Seaver of east of Ft. Scott.
Two children preceded their parents to the grave, Charlie some 13 years ago and
Mrs. Mary Johnson on Jan, 4, 1320 
Gorse, John S (I235)

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