William Crewdson Linton

Note by Phyllis Brown:  At some point after this biographical sketch was written in 1882, William Crewdson Linton and family moved to California, where he died January 18, 1898.

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1047

Monoa Township, Clayton County, Iowa

William C. Linton, one of the pioneers of Clayton County, was born in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, on the 7th day of October, 1815.  His parents, Benjamin and Lucy Crewdson Linton, were married in Fluvanna County, Virginia, April 12, 1805.  A family of twelve children was born to them, eight sons and four daughters.  His father was by trade a tanner and currier, which he followed in connection with farming.  Benjamin Linton died in Kentucky in 1866.

The subject of this memoir was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education.  In May, 1842, he left Kentucky for Iowa, and located in what is now Allamakee, then Clayton County.  In the fall of 1844 he entered a claim in Farmersburg Township, where he afterward made a farm and resided until 1882, when he disposed of it and moved to Monona Township, where he still lives.  In 1849 he married Jeannette Phillips, a widow of D. M. Barber, one of the early settlers of Clayton County.  She was born in Chautauqua County, New York, April 14, 1825.  Mr. and Mrs. Linton are the parents of three children – John, Millard F. and Mattie S.  Mr. Linton came to the county when it was one vast wilderness, and has lived to see it transformed from a wild, uncultivated state to one of the wealthiest counties in Iowa.  Mr. and Mrs. Linton are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was a soldier in the Mexican War.

Today In Genealogy History – August 26, 2011

Ruth Jewell was born 333 years ago – August 26, 1678 – in Braintree, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas Jewell and Susannah Guildford, one of eight children.  Ruth’s grandparents were Thomas Jewell and Grissell Fletcher, and John Guildford and Mary Knowlton.

Obituary of James Hughes Coleman

The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Saturday, February 20, 1897

Obituary of James Hughes Coleman

Mr. James Hughes Coleman died of consumption at his late residence on East Street, 9 o’clock at night, last Tuesday.  He had been an invalid for months and, fully aware of his condition, he was prepared for the inevitable.  To both Dr. W. P. Harvey and Rev. J. F. Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church, he expressed a willingness to die, trusting in the love and atonement of a merciful Savior.  Jim, as he was familiarly called by his host of friends, had many good virtues with his faults.  He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Coleman and for years was associated with his father in the livery business.  As a driver and courteous
gentleman he had few superiors.  He sometimes drove like Jehu, but his judgment and experience were such that he never once experienced an accident.  Ten years ago he was married to Miss Emorme Gordan, the handsome and accomplished daughter of Mr. Samuel Gordon of Nicholasville.  His wife and two daughters, Catherine, aged seven, and Robin, two, survive him.  Had he lived until August he would have been thirty years old.  The funeral was conducted, Thursday afternoon, at the residence of his parents on Lexington Street, by Revs. J. F. Williams and J. G. Hunter and the interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  The Harrodsburg fire company, of which the deceased had been an active member, took charge of the funeral cortege and did honor to their deceased friend and comrade.  The large attendance at the funeral, while the rain was pouring down, evidenced the popularity of Mr. Coleman.

Today In Genealogy History – August 25, 2011

Mary Alberta Clarkson and Sidney Albertus Clarkson, twins, were born 126 years ago – August 25, 1885 – to Edwin Barbour Clarkson and Etta Clark Taylor of Washington County, Kentucky.  Unfortunately they both died before 1900.  Mary and Sidney’s grandparents were Theodore Clarkson and Martha L. Edwards, and Benjamin Springer Taylor and Martha Jane Janes.

Harrison Coulter Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet for Harrison Coulter

Husband: Harrison Coulter
Birth: 1812
Marriage: 02 Mar 1833 in Mercer County, KY
Father: Mark Coulter
Mother:  nancy taylor

Wife: Elizabeth Leonard
Birth: 1823

Children:
Name: Nancy Jane Coulter
Birth: 1836
Marriage: 19 Aug 1855 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Mansfield Crow

Name: James Coulter
Birth: 1838 in Washington County, KY
Marriage: 03 Mar 1856 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Rebecca Murphy

Name: Sarah D Coulter
Birth: 1846
Marriage: 23 Sep 1868 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Timothy Corn

Name: Amanda J Coulter
Birth: 1849
Marriage: 08 Nov 1870 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: William W Hill

Name: Rutha A Coulter
Birth: 1851
Marriage: 15 Jan 1871 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Lewis Goff

Name: Mary L Coulter
Birth: 02 Jun 1853
Marriage: 16 Oct 1873 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: John Shields

Name: Maranda S Coulter
Birth: 1856

Name: Rhoda E Coulter
Birth: 1858
Marriage: 15 Sep 1889 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Mack Case

Today In Genealogy History – August 24, 2011

Emily Elizabeth Coulter and Silas Armstrong were married 110 years ago – August 24, 1901 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Emily was the daughter of Starling Coulter and Sarah Rigdon.  I have no record of children for Emily and Silas.  This was Emily’s second marriage; her first husband was Henry H. Mobley, with whom she had four children.