Westfield Mill
1855-1907
Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa
With concentration on the initial builders/operators, the Templeton surname.
The Time-line notes/data contain many tidbits of Fayette area history.

Overview:  1855-1907
...The Westfield Mill & village pre-dates the town of Fayette.
...Numerous surnames in Westfield came from the same area if Indiana as Robert Alexander (platted Westfield, entered thousands of acres), to include the Templeton's.
...Isaac Templeton probably started building the Westfield Mill in the summer of 1854, having it operational in 1855.
...Isaac Templeton ran the Westfield Mill for several years with sons Leroy & Henry, and bro/law Elijah Gregory.
...Isaac Templeton moved on to Newton, Jasper.Co.IA, 1858+/-, turning the mill operation over to his son Leroy 'Lee' Templeton.
...Leroy Templeton was involved in initial overseeing of the quarrying of limestone for the Seminary (UIU)
...Leroy Templeton, moved from Westfield shortly after the Civil War, ending up back in Indiana, thus the Templeton's ran the mill for about ten years.
...Elijah Gregory ran the mill from the mid-1860's through the mid-1880's with various co-owners/operators to include Samuel Brelsford & Allen Holmes & his s/law Sidney Cobb (Firm of Holmes & Gregory), plus Jackson Hendrickson, Elijah's s/law.
...Elijah Gregory also built the first grain elevator near the depot in 1873, dealer in stock/grain/produce, plus had a merchandise/grocery on Main.St in Fayette, before moving to California in 1886.  Elijah Gregory was a major business man in the Fayette valley for thirty years.
...Henry Klock bought the Westfield Mill property in 1886 and moved his Elgin Woolen Mill machinery to Westfield, operating the Mill about fifteen years, until 1902 with his son George.
...H.W. Grey bought the abandoned Mill in 1907, and tore it down to build a barn, but most of the big timbers were decayed and not useable.


Westfield Mill time-line overview:
...1849/1850, Robert Alexander started building a basic sawmill off the SE corner of today's Klock's Island Park (at head of the 1855+ mill race).
...The Templeton's and Alexander's came to Fayette.Co.IA, from the same area of Indiana.
...1853Fall, Isaac Newton Templeton, age 54 (1799-1873), moved from Benton.Co.IN to a cabin in the Bear Grove area, sec 1&12, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
...1854Spring, The Templeton's moved into the Westfield village plat and started building a mill, mill dam, mill run.
...1855, Isaac Templeton, original owner/builder, put the Westfield Flouring Mill into operation, with sons Leroy & Henry, b/law Elijah Gregory, numerous millwrights/smiths/craftsman already in Fayette.Co.IA, especially millwrights out of the Auburn village area that had a functioning Earl's Flouring Mill operating since 1850.
...1857-1858, Isaac Templeton conveyed the Mill property & 32a in the NW corner of Sec29/Westfield.Twp to son Leroy.  Isaac remarried & moved to Newton, Jasper.Co.IA, until after the 1870 census.
...1857-1858Winter, Leroy Templeton bought fed/fattened numerous local oxen in mill yard on 'left-overs' & drove/transported to NY City markets, likely first cattle shipment out of the county.
...1860, Sidney Cobb mill operator $7000/7000,  Elijah Gregory miller $500/300.
...1863, Elijah Gregory, operator of the Westfield Mill.
...1867Aug, Millwright Theodore Fisher made major improvements for co-owners/operators of the Westfield Flouring Mill, Elijah Gregory and Samuel M. Brelsford.  The overshot wheel replaced with Double Turbine, smut machine installed, bolting screens/system renovated, improvements to building/foundation/grounds/dam/run.
...1868Apr, Allan Holmes, bought 1/2 interest in Apr1868 from Samuel M. Brelsford for $1200, i.e. firm of Gregory & Holmes.
...1870Cenus, Westfield Mill owners/operators, $10k/1200 each, Allen Holmes52 & Elijah Gregory45, families living near Mill.
...1873, Elijah Gregory built a grain elevator west of the new RR depot & operated a market (buying/shipping) until 1886.
...1878Hist, (Elijah) Gregory & (Allen) Holmes, millers, Westfield Mill, annually 12k bu of flour & meal, cash receipts $7-8k.
...... Earnest Holmes (son) miller, Clarence Holmes (son) mill laborer..
...1878, Major flooding caused damage to mill and dam which was out of service for several weeks.
...1879, Fayette.IA plat;  (Sidney) Cobb and (f/law, Allen) Holmes owned the Mill ground.
...1880, Elijah Gregory & Clarence Holmes (son of Allan), mill operators. 
.......Allen & Clarence Holmes owner of the 'Klock's Island' land area.
...1883, Elijah Gregory, built 16x44ft Grocery, Boots/Shoes store N. of Bargain Store on Main.St, also operating Westfield Mill & Elevator/markets west of depot.
...1885, Jackson Hendrickson (son/law of Elijah Gregory) operating the Westfield Mill.
...1886, Henry Klock, bought the Westfield Mill property and moved the Elgin Woolen Mill machinery to the Westfield Mill.
...1890Jun, Major flooding on the Volga.  Henry Klock, began hauling timber for repair to the Westfield dam and mill run.
...1896, The mill dam was rebuilt due to winter ice & high water wash out, which was common.
...1896May, Henry Klock sold to his son George Klock, an undivided 1/4 of the Westfield Mill propterty.
...1900Jun, Severe flooding damaged the Westfield Mill dam.
...1902, Fayette.IA paper: The mill dam and race may have washed out for good.  There was talk of at least $1000 to rebuild for water power and it can be assumed too expensive with steam or gasoline engines being a better option.
...1907Apr, Fayette.IA paper: H.W. Gray bought the old Westfield Mill, it is to be taken down, the lumber used to build a large barn on his farm south of Fayette.  The Westfield Mill is now flat.  It was found much of the timber was badly decayed and not very valuable.
...1912, Fayette.Co.IA plat: Henry Klock shows as owning the 'island' land area.

...1916Plat, The Fayette Civic Improvement Association owned Klock's Island and mill race area.

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Templeton
Basic descendent trees of the major surname lines in Fayette Co, Iowa.
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Descendants of Robert Templeton

1 TEMPLETON, Robert b: 1650 in Argyllshire.Co.Scotland d: Aft. 1700 in Argyllshire.Co.Scotland

.... +REID, Margaret b: 1650 in Scotland d: Aft. 1710 in Argyllshire.Co.Scotland

2 TEMPLETON, Robert b: 26 Oct 1673 in Island of Bute, Argyllshire.Co.Scotland d: in Argyllshire.Co.Scotland

...... +CUDBERTSON, Margaret b: 1661 in Argyllshire.Co.Scotland

... 3 TEMPLETON, Robert b: 11 Jun 1704 in Island of Bute, Argyllshire.Co.Scotland d: in Scotland

......... +WILSON, Agnes b: 1706 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.Co.Scotland d: 1742 in Scotland m: in Scotland

..... 4 TEMPLETON, Robert b: 18 Mar 1724/25 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.Co.Scotland d: 1786 in Pittsylvania.Col.VA

..... 4 TEMPLETON, James b: 1739 in Irvine, Ayrshire.Co.Scotland d: 1776 in VA

........... +MCKIE, Marey b: 1742 in Wigtown, Wigtownshire.Co.Scotland d: Abt. 1776 in VA m: 22 Nov 1760 in Wigtown, Wigtownshire.Co.Scotland

........ 5 TEMPLETON, Edward b: 1760 in Scotland?

........ 5 TEMPLETON, William b: 1761 in Soctland or VA Note 11: Served in the American Revoluton.

........ 5 TEMPLETON, Robert b: 1763 in Boetourt.Co.VA Note 11: Served in the American Revoluton.

........ 5 TEMPLETON, James b: 20 Mar 1765 in Straitstone Creek, Pittsylvania.Co.VA d: 18 Jun 1863 in Milton, Cabell.Co.WV Burial: Salt Rock, Cabell.Co.WV Note 11: Served in the American Revoluton.

.............. +BILLUPS, Lucy b: Abt. 1770 in Botetort.Co.VA d: 1822 in Lawrence.Co.OH m: 21 Dec 1787 in Botetourt.Co.VA Father: Edward BILLUPS Mother: Sarah CASEY

........... 6 TEMPLETON, Edmund

........... 6 TEMPLETON, Elizabeth

................. +MCCREA, John

........... 6 TEMPLETON, James

................. +NORTON, Jane Morrison

........... 6 TEMPLETON, Lucy

................. +MILLER, Alexander

........... 6 TEMPLETON, William

........... 6 TEMPLETON, Sarah b: 24 Dec 1788 in Pittsylvania.Col.VA d: 09 Jul 1856 in Union.Co.IN

................. +WIMMER, William b: 28 Jun 1794 in Franklin.Co.VA d: 22 Aug 1888 in Converse, Grant.Co.IN m: 03 Oct 1815 in Franklin.Co.VA

............. 7 WIMMER, Ten Chidren b: in VA & IN

........... 6 TEMPLETON, Thomas b: 09 Oct 1790 in Boetourt.Co.VA d: 24 Jul 1884 in Lawrence.Co.OH

................. +SCOTT, Elizabeth b: 1793 d: Jul 1822 m: 05 Mar 1816 Father: Mathew SCOTT Mother: Lucretia OGLE

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Creek b: 17 Jun 1821 in Union City, Lawrence.Co.OH

........... 6 TEMPLETON, John b: 1796 in Pittsylvania.Col.VA d: in White.Co.IN

................. +RUCKER, Jane

........... 6 [3] TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton b: 1799 in Pittsylvania.Co.VA d: 1873 in Pine village, Adams.Twp, or farm in Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN. Note 2: Abt. 1820 Moved from VA to Shelby.Co.IN; married in 1823; Oelwein.IA paper1901Aug. Note 3: 1822 Tax records Shebly.Co.IN: Include; James Gregory, Adam Rhodes, John Rhodes, Isaac Templeton (1824, living on Lawrenceburgh.St.Rd, 2mi from Blue River. Note 4: Bet. 1834 - 1837 Land, in T21N R8W Warren.Co.IN: 1833May, 80a sec 3 S1/2 NE1/4; 1834Sep, sec 18 40a SW1/4 NE1/4 & 40a SW1/4 NE 1/4, sec 9 40a SW1/4 NE1/4; 1836Apr, sec 18 40a NW1/4 NE1/4 & 80a W1/2 NW1/4. Note 5: 1840 Census: Warren.Co.IN, Isaac Templeton family of ten. Note 6: 20 Jun 1846 Mustered for Mexican War, Sergeant, Co. F, 2nd Indiana Vol Inf, at New.Albany, Floyd.Co.IN by Col. Samuel Churchill; discharged 1846Aug25 on surgeon's certificate. Note 7: Bef. 1850 Warren.Co.IN; farmed, served 3 terms as sheriff (1845-1847), conty assessor. Note 8: 1850 Census: District 5, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Isaac50VAfarmer $5k, 2nd wf Maria nee Finch Jennings37OH, Lucy15IN, HenryL14IN, IsaacH11IN, Jasper9IN; Malissa Ann Jennings14IN $2k, GeorgeH Jennings10IN $2k, Martin McDale23IN farmer, Rhoda Templeton7IN. Note 9: Abt. Sep 1853 Peterman Notes: Isaac & Leroy Templeton families came from Benton.Co.IN (to overwinter in cabin at) Bear.Grove (sec 1&12 area, Smithfield.Twp), Fayette.Co.IA. Note 10: Bet. 1854 - 1855 Templeton's, Spring 1854, moved from Bear.Grove into Westfield village & built the Westfield Mill; by 1855, bought lots & started operating the flour mill. Note 11: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI(IssacJr)18IN clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Orne5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN. Note 12: 1856 Census: Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1799. with s/law George Brier & dau Jemima Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN. Note 13: Bet. 1857 - 1858 Remarried, moved to Newton, Jasper.Co.IA; sold off mill interest & land to son Leroy & b/law Eliah Gregory. Note 15: 1860 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac60VA farming, 3rd wf Malinda43KY, A.B.11IN, Lenetta7IN, BasilJ6IN, Wm.H.Hill17IL; & Gardner's, J.E.26NY, MaryJ20IL, Melinda2IA, Helen4mIA. Note 17: Aug 1867 Davenport.Ia paper: Thomas Johnston's Flour Mills, remodeled, Isaac Templeton millwrighting. Note 20: Jul 1869 Paper: Leroy from Benton.Co.IN, returned to visit father Isaac in Iowa. Note 22: 1870 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.co.IA. Templeton: Isaac71VA cattle dealer $1300, Malinda54KY. Note 27: Death location??: 1870 enumerated in Newton.IA, so is 1873 (Ancestry) in IN correct? bz/2014. Note 28: 1888 Will Bk3P17, Cabell.Co.WV 1888Nov (date? is the Isaac of Fayette.IA?,bz/2014): Written 1859Sep24, recorded 1865Aug16; left estate to wife Ann, children $1.

................. +GREGORY, Rhoda b: 10 Jan 1806 in KY d: 17 Jan 1848 in Warren, Warren.Co.IN Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN. m: 25 Jul 1821 in Lawrence, Benton.Co.IN Father: James B. GREGORY Mother: Elizabeth LEE

............. 7 [1] TEMPLETON, James Gregory b: 12 Mar 1825 in Shelbyville area, Shebly.Co.IN d: 07 Nov 1917 in Huntley Grove, McHenry.Co.IL Burial: Harmony Cem, McHenry.Co.IL Note 8: 1850 Census: Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Templeton: James25 farming $2800, wf Martha20OH, bro John22 farming. Note 15: 1880 Census: Huntley Grove, McHenry.Co.IL. Templeton: JamesV55IN famrming, 2nd wf TheresaA35OH, Bell19IL, s/son EdgarA Sprague12IL. Note 17: 1900 Census: Grafton, McHenry.Co.IL. Templeton: JamesG85IN retired, 2nd wf Theresa63OH, 2nd marriage for both.

................... +JOHNSON, Martha J. b: 1830 in OH d: 06 Aug 1869 in Huntley Grove, McHenry.Co.IL Burial: Harmony Cem, McHenry.Co.IL m: 15 Jul 1850 in Warren.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Emma M. b: 16 Dec 1854 in IN d: 13 Oct 1868 in McHenry.Co.IL Burial: Harmony Cem, no marker, McHenry.Co.IL Note 11: Age: 13y9m27d, no marker, dau of JG & MH.

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Baynard b: 1857 in IN?

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Sarah Belle b: 1861 in McHenry.Co.IL

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Roy J. b: 1865 in McHenry.Co.IL d: 14 Mar 1874 in McHenry.Co.IL Burial: Harmony Cem, McHenry.Co.IL

............. *2nd Wife of [1] TEMPLETON, James Gregory:

................... +DILLEY, Theresa Abia b: 1846 in OH d: 1941 m: 11 Mar 1875 in McHenry.Co.IL

................ 8 TEMPLETON, James Lee b: 15 Dec 1885 in McHenry.Co.IL d: 13 Apr 1951

...................... +WALTZIEN, Grace b: 1885 m: 1909 in McHenry.Co.IL

............. 7 TEMPLETON, William Jackson 'Jack' b: 08 Jun 1827 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 12 Mar 1894 in Benton.Co.IN Burial: Oxford West Cem, Benton.Co.IN. Note 6: 1860 Census: Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN. Tempelton: WilliamJ33IN stock dealer $8145, Melissa23IN, Horace6IN, Virginia5IN, Kate McKinney22NY. Note 8: 1863 Lt. Col, 60th IN Vol's. Note 11: 1866 Taxed in Indiana. Note 15: 1870 Census: Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN. Tempelton: Will42 farmer $30,500/13,750, Melissa38, Horace17, IdaV11, WillieM7, Nettie17, Ellen Garrety23 domestic, Truman McEndoffer20 farmhand, Jesse Perriog50 farmhand. Note 18: 1880 Census: Bolivar.Twp, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Jackson55 farmer, MalisaA44, Ida20, William18.

................... +JENNINGS, Melissa Ann b: 07 Jul 1836 in IN d: 29 Jul 1902 in Indianapolis, Marion.Co.IN Burial: Oxford West Cem, Benton.Co.IN. m: 14 Sep 1851 in Benton.Co.IN Father: Milton JENNINGS Mother: Maria FINCH

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Horace G. b: 1854 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN d: 1917 Burial: Oxford, Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Ida Virginia b: 1855 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN

...................... +PERRY, George William m: 03 Sep 1888 in Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Ida b: 1860 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, William b: 1862 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN d: 1891 in Benton.Co.IN Burial: Oxford, Benton.Co.IN

............. 7 TEMPLETON, John b: Abt. 1828 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN Note 8: 1850 Census: Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Templeton: James25 farming $2800, wf Martha20OH, bro John22 farming.

............. 7 [2] TEMPLETON, Leroy 'Lee' b: 20 Nov 1829 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 05 Apr 1920 in Indianapolis, Marion.Co.IN Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN. Note 3: Bef. 1850 Grew up on father's Warren.Co.IN farm, farming & stock raising. Note 4: 1850 Census: Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Templeton: Leroy21 farming, Mary Jane nee Patterson16; living with adj Daniel Vines family is Geo Patterson14. Note 5: Abt. Sep 1853 Peterman Notes: Isaac & Leroy Templeton families came from IN (to overwinter in cabin at) Bear.Grove (sec 1&12 area, Smithfield.Twp), Fayette.Co.IA. Note 6: Bet. 1854 - 1855 Templeton's, Spring 1854, moved from Bear.Grove into Westfield village area; by 1855, bought lots & started buiding the Westfield Mill. Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI(IssacJr)18IN clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Orne5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN. Note 9: Aft. Feb 1857 Father Isaac remarried, moved to Newton, Jasper.Co.IA; Leroy took ownership of 32a NW corner sec 29 & the Westfield Mill. Note 10: 1860 Census: Sec 26 area, Center.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Leroy28 farmer 1k/$15k (15k is the Westfield Mill property), MaryJ24IN, Oran9IN, GeorgeR7, Henry5, Wallace3, Leroy2m, Mary Carpenter15OH; adj to Alex Staples. Note 11: 20 May 1861 Enlisted with 1st volunteers from Fayette.Co.IA: residence Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA, as 1st Lt. Co F, 3rd IA Inf, served 15m, suffered from disease, resigned commission, returned to Westfield.IA,abt Dec 1863. engaged in milling, stock raising, droving. Note 12: Bet. Nov 1862 - 1864 Resigned after 15m of service, returned to Westfield; abt. 1864 moved from Fay.Co.IA to Peraria.Twp, Benton.Co.IN (1866 taxed IN), followed by driving large amount of stock across plains IA to CA, remained 18m in CA, returned to NY City by sea. Note 13: Bet. 1865 - 1867 Family in IN; Leroy in NY 2yrs, lost $50k in trading, returned to Benton.Co.IN for rest life becoming large farmer/stockman, politician. Note 16: Bef. 1870 Leroy apparently made a lot of money droving/shipping cattle east from IA/IN, as by 1870 was a large stockman/farmer in IN. Note 17: 1870 Census: Peraria.Twp, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Leroy38 'mega' farmer $30k/20k, MaryJ35, OrneO18, Geo17, Henry15, Wallace13, Frank10; Kate Tompson17, Daniel Redmond36, Moses Sharkey22, Laura Templeton1. Note 24: 1880 Census: Fowler village, Benton.Co.IN. Leroy Templeton1831IN boarder divorced farmer (1881, remarried Louisa 'Jennie' Mckinney). Note 26: 1894 Living in Indianapolis, Marion.Co.IN. Note 27: 1900 Census: Ruekle.St, Indianapolis, Marion.Co.IN. Templeton: Leroy69 farmer, 2nd wf married 1881 LouisaJ50, their dau's Leona12, Lenore9. Note 28: 1902 With cattle prices collapsing due to the 'beef trust' contol, Lee dropped his herd from 2k to 600-700. Note 30: 1910 Census: Indianapolis, Marion.Co.IN. Templeton: R.R./Leroy81 land broker, Jennie60, Lons22, Lenora20. Note 31: 1920 Census: Indianapolis, Marion.Co.IN. Templeton: Leroy90 retired, JennieM68.

................... +PATTERSON, Mary Jane b: 08 Aug 1835 in Marion.Co.IN d: 16 Jun 1921 m: 21 Mar 1850 in Warren.Co.IN Father: George PATTERSON Mother: Amanda FULLEN Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI18IN mill clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Oran5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN. Note 12: Bef. 1880 Divorced from Leroy Templeton.

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Arnold 'Orne' b: 06 Mar 1852 in Warren.Co.IN d: 06 Mar 1911 Burial: Greenwood Cem, Johnson.Co.IN. Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI18IN mill clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Oran5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN.

................ 8 TEMPLETON, George Ross b: 25 Nov 1852 in Warren.Co.IN d: 22 Sep 1928 Burial: Greenwood Cem, Johnson.Co.IN Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI18IN mill clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Oran5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN.

...................... +UNKNOWN, Mattie b: 1853 d: 1923

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Henry Vines b: 29 Aug 1856 in Warren.Co.IN d: 14 Apr 1929 in IN Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI18IN mill clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Oran5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN.

...................... +CLARK, Clara Pamela Selden b: 20 Jul 1855 in Winchester.IL d: 28 May 1939 in Columbus.OH m: 21 Aug 1875 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Wallace U. b: 31 Aug 1861 in Sec 26 area, Center.Twp, or Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA d: 25 Jun 1929

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Leroy b: 1860 in Sec 26 area, Center.Twp, or Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Frank Waldo b: 09 May 1861 in Sec 26 area, Center.Twp, or Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA d: 25 Jun 1936 Note 11: Most of life spend in IN. Note 13: Bef. 1910 With father & brothers in stock and farming operations. Note 15: Jul 1910 Moved to upland timbeer area & established the Templeton Lumber Co.

...................... +SHILLING, Frankie b: in IN m: in LaFayette.IN Father: Joseph SHILLING Mother: Theresa UNKNOWN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Carrie B. b: Aug 1864 in Fay.Co.IA or Fowler, Benton.Co.IN d: 30 Aug 1865 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN.

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Alma A. b: 14 Jan 1871 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN d: 29 Jul 1871 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Laura b: 04 Mar 1874 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN d: 07 Dec 1955 in Marion.Co.IN

............. *2nd Wife of [2] TEMPLETON, Leroy 'Lee':

................... +MCKINNEY, Louisa 'Jennie' b: Apr 1850 in IN m: 31 May 1881 in Tippecanoe.Co.IN Note 11: Apr 1920 Applied for Leroy's civil war pension.

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Unknown b: Aft. 1881 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN d: Bef. 1900 in IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Leona b: Feb 1888 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Lenore b: Sep 1890 in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Mary Jane 'Jemima' b: 10 Apr 1832 in Warren.Co.IN d: 27 Feb 1921 in CA? Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1800. with George Brier & Jemima (Isaac's dau) Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN.

................... +BRIER, George b: 08 May 1822 in St. Paris, Champaign.Co.OH d: 07 Feb 1886 in Sacramento, Sacramento.Co.CA m: in IN Father: Isaac Bryer Brair Brier MCBRAYER Mother: Mary Polly WEST Note 8: 1850 Census: Logan.Twp, Fountain.Co.IN. Brier: George27 house carpenter, wf Jemima nee Templton19IN. Note 11: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Brier: George34OH carpenter, wf Jemmima24; Templeton children listed with Brier surname, Rhoda12IN, Jennetta4IN, Basel2IN Note 12: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1800. with George Brier & Jemima (Isaac's dau) Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN. Note 15: 1870 Census: Ward 5, Sacramento, Sacramento.Co.CA. Brier: Geo48 carpenter $2500/200, Jeremiah38, BinghamC14, Nora10, Eldora5. Note 18: 1880 Census: Sacarmento.CA, Bryer/Brier: Geo58 carpenter, Jemima48, Bingham24, Norah19, Katie15, Charles9.

................ 8 BRIER, Rhoda Templeton b: 1842 in Indiana

................ 8 BRIER, Jennetta Templeton b: 1852 in Indiana

................ 8 BRIER, Basel Templeton b: 1854 in Indiana

................ 8 BRIER, Bengham C. b: 1856 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

................ 8 BRIER, Norra S. b: Nov 1861 in Sacramento.Co.CA

................ 8 BRIER, Katherine Eldora b: 22 Feb 1865 in Sacramento.Co.CA d: 07 Dec 1945 in San.Francisco.CA

...................... +VEACH, Frank Hollister b: Oct 1859 in Licking.Co.OH d: 28 Oct 1910 in Sacramento.Co.CA

................ 8 BRIER, Charles Baldwin b: Aug 1870 in Sacramento.Co.CA d: 13 Apr 1928 in Sacramento.Co.CA

...................... +NORTHRUP, Anna Mabel b: 21 Sep 1873 in Multnomah.Co.OR d: 08 Jul 1942 in Santa.Clara.Co.CA

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Lucy Ann b: 15 Apr 1834 in Warren.Co.IN d: 21 Sep 1910 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN Burial: Mt. Gilboa Cem, Flower, Benton.Co.IN.

................... +SHEETZ, John R. b: 03 Oct 1827 in Circleville, Licking.Co.OH d: 30 Jan 1872 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN Burial: Mt. Gilboa Cem, Flower, Benton.Co.IN. m: 28 Nov 1852 in Benton.Co.IN Father: John SHEETZ Mother: Isabella PARKER

................ 8 SHEETZ, Frances Mary b: 23 Jul 1853 in Benton.Co.IN d: 04 Mar 1932 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN

................ 8 SHEETZ, Newton b: 08 Jul 1856 in Benton.Co.IN d: 09 Dec 1886 in Benton.Co.IN

................ 8 SHEETZ, James Leroy b: 18 Dec 1858 in Benton.Co.IN d: 17 Mar 1935 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN

................ 8 SHEETZ, Wlliam Jasper b: 11 Nov 1861 in Benton.Co.IN d: 09 Apr 1924 in Moorsville, Morgan.Co.IN

................ 8 SHEETZ, Isabelle b: 13 Feb 1865 in Benton.Co.IN d: 24 Nov 1908 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN

................ 8 SHEETZ, Minnie A. b: 1868 in Benton.Co.IN d: 1925 in Boise, Ada.Co.ID

................ 8 SHEETZ, Albert Ross b: 27 Apr 1870 in Benton.Co.IN d: 28 Dec 1954 in Wolcott, White.Co.IN

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Henry L. b: 08 Feb 1836 in Warren.Co.IN d: 15 Oct 1863 in Sec 34 area, Center.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA Burial: Sec A, Lot 52, marker, age 27y8m7d, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 1850 Census: District 5, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Isaac50VAfarmer $5k, Maria nee Jennings37OH, Lucy15IN, HenryL14IN, IsaacH11IN, Jasper9IN; Malissa Ann Jennings14IN $2k, GeorgeH Jennings10IN $2k, Martin McDale23IN farmer, Rhoda Templeton7IN. Note 6: 1853 PetermanNotes: Isaac & Leroy Templeton families came from IN to Bear.Grove (sec 1&12 area, Smithfield.Twp), Fayette.Co.IA. Note 8: 22 Dec 1856 Fay.Co.IA.Hist.1878: Isaac Templeton & Charles Hoyt & O.W. Crary of Clayton.Co.IA, appointed lay & establish State road from Clayton City, Garnavillo, Elkader, Lima, Westfield, Wilson's Grove, Clarksville,Thorp's Grove, to Des.Moines River In Kassuth.Co. Note 10: 1860 Census: 40a in sec 12 of Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Henry24IN $400, 2nd wf Minerva18MA, Edward2IA. Note 11: 15 Aug 1862 Enlisted: H.L. Templeton, 4th Sergt, Co A, 38th IA Vol Inf. Note 14: 15 Oct 1863 Dr.C.C.Parker penson letter: died in Center.Twp (sec34). Note 15: 16 Oct 1863 Mustered out at Fayette.IA, deceased (usually means day of death?bz/2014). Note 16: Oct 1863 Fay.Co.IA tax: Henry Templeton, on 40a, SE1/4 of NW1/4, sec 12, Harlan.Twp. Note 18: 05 Nov 1863 Widow's Pension: for Minerva R. Templeton, widow of 4th Serg. Henry L. Templeton, CoA, 38IA Inf (chronic diphtheria?), & for 2ch (Issac & Winfield) until age 16y. Note 22: 1868 Plat1868: Templeton, 40a, SE1/4 of NW1/4, sec 12, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 28: Cause death: Dr.Charles C. Parker of Fayette, chronic diarrhea as result of Civil War; Pat.Moore/2014. Note 29: Burial not listed in original Grandview burial book (added to database, bz/2014).

................... +STAPLES, Minerva R. 'Mary' b: 01 Sep 1842 in Adams (South portion), Berkshire.Co.MA d: 14 Jan 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda.Co.CA Burial: Apr 1919 Ashes brought back by son Ed, from Berkeley.CA, for burial in Grandview Cem (SecA, Lot52), Fayette.IA; Oelwein.IA paper. m: 20 Aug 1857 in Westfield/Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA Father: Alexis Louis 'Alex' STAPLES Mother: Nancy Mason PARTIDGE Note 8: 1860 Census: 40a in sec 12 of Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Henry24IN $400, 2nd wf Minerva18MA, Edward2IA. Note 11: 05 Nov 1863 Widow's Pension: for Minerva R. Templeton, widow of Serg. Henry L. Templeton, CoA, 38IA Inf (chronic diphtheria?), & for 2ch (Issac & Winfield) until age 16y. Note 13: 1870 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Mary27MA (widow of Henry) dressmaker $1k/150, Edward12IA, Windfield8IA. Note 18: Oct 1886 West.Union.IA paper: Granted divorce fom Byron II Cornish, resumed maiden name of Mineva R. Templeton; married John Rhoades Dec1886 & moved to Sanoma.CA. Note 21: 1890 Voter.Reg: Sonoma.Co.CA, John Rhoades55Eng, farmer, naturalized 1859. Note 23: 1900 Census: Santa Rosa, Sonoma.Co.CA. Rhoades: John65Eng farmer, MinervaR57 (nee Staples Templeton(Henry) Newcomer(Daniel) Cornish(Byron). Note 24: 1910 Census: Berkely, Alameda.Co.CA. Templeton: MargaretC42 widow, HenryL20 apprentice S.P.Shops, CarryM15, m/law MinervaR (nee Staples Templeton Newcomer Cornish) Rhoades65 listed married. Note 25: 1910 Census: 226 4th St, Hotel, Santa Rosa, Sonoma.Co.CA. Rhoades: John75Eng listed widowed boarder Note 27: 1913 City.Directory: Santa Rosa, Sonoma.Co.CA. Minerva listed as widow, possibly separated/divorced between 1910Census & 1913?? bz/2014. Note 29: Burial not listed in Grandview burial book, ashes likely place in Sec A, Lot 52 with husb Henry by son Isaac Edward, bz/2014.

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Isaac Edward b: 23 Aug 1858 in Sec 12, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 7: 1860 Census: 40a in sec 12 of Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Henry24IN $400, 2nd wf Minerva18MA, Edward2IA. Note 9: 1870 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Mary27MA dressmaker $1k/150, Edward12IA, Windfield8IA. Note 14: Conductor for many years on the Milwaukee RR, from Marion to Calmar, through Fayette.IA.

...................... +FARWELL, Leena b: Nov 1862 in Iowa Father: Stephan 'Steven' FARWELL

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Edna b: 26 Jun 1891 in Davenport, Scott.Co.IA

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Henry Farwell b: 14 Mar 1898 in Iowa d: 28 Aug 1984 in San Angelo, Tom.Green.Co.TX

........................ +PHILLIP, Roxanna b: 27 Feb 1897 in Iowa d: 24 Jul 1978 in San Angelo, Tom.Green.Co.TX

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Winfield Scott b: 25 Sep 1861 in Sec 12, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 22 Feb 1909 in Guatemala Note 6: 1860 Census: 40a in sec 12 of Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Henry24IN $400, 2nd wf Minerva18MA, Edward2IA. Note 8: 1870 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Mary27MA dressmaker $1k/150, Edward12IA, Windfield8IA.

...................... +GIPPERT, Margaret Caroline b: 09 Jun 1868 in Balesburg, Knox.Co.IL d: 02 Nov 1929 in Laredo, Grundy.Co.MO Note 8: 1910 Census: Berkely, Alameda.Co.CA. Templeton: MargaretC42 widow, HenryL20 apprentice S.P.Shops, CarryM15, m/law MinervaR (nee Staples Templeton Newcomer Cornish) Rhoades65 listed married.

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Henry LeRoy b: 18 Nov 1889 in Van Horne, Benton.Co.IA d: 03 Nov 1943 in Alameda, Alameda.Co.CA Note 8: 1910 Census: Berkely, Alameda.Co.CA. Templeton: MargaretC42 widow, HenryL20 apprentice S.P.Shops, CarryM15, m/law MinervaR (nee Staples Templeton Newcomer Cornish) Rhoades65 listed married.

........................ +DABLE, Lucy May b: 13 Feb 1892 in Watsonville, Santa.Cruz.Co.CA d: 28 Sep 1972 in Stockton, San.Joaquin.Co.CA

..................... 10 TEMPLETON, Scott Albert b: 30 Jul 1916 in Berkeley, Alameda.Co.CA d: 15 Dec 2006 in Placerville, ElDorado.Co.CA

..................... 10 TEMPLETON, Mary Louise b: 19 Mar 1918 in Berkeley, Alameda.Co.CA d: 10 Nov 1972 in Stockton, San.Joaquin.Co.CA

..................... 10 TEMPLETON, Edna Caroline b: 08 Mar 1920 in Berkeley, Alameda.Co.CA d: 16 Mar 2014 in Benicia, Solano.Co.CA

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Caroline Minnerva b: 10 Apr 1895 in Perry, Dallas.Co.IA d: 21 Aug 1933 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 8: 1910 Census: Berkely, Alameda.Co.CA. Templeton: MargaretC42 widow, HenryL20 apprentice S.P.Shops, CarryM15, m/law MinervaR (nee Staples Templeton Newcomer Cornish) Rhoades65 listed married.

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton b: 04 Apr 1837 in Warren.Co.IN d: 24 Nov 1894 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA Note 5: 1850 Census: District 5, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Isaac50VAfarmer $5k, 2nd wf Maria nee Finch Jennings37OH, Lucy15IN, HenryL14IN, IsaacH11IN, Jasper9IN; Malissa Ann Jennings14IN $2k, GeorgeH Jennings10IN $2k, Martin McDale23IN farmer, Rhoda Templeton7IN. Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI(IssacJr)18IN clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Orne5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN. Note 10: 1867 Voter.Reg: IsaacN Templeton1837, Amador.Co.CA. Note 11: 1868 Voter.Reg: IsaacN Templeton1837, Santa.Clara.Co.CA. Note 12: Bet. 1869 - 1898 Voter.Reg: IsaacN Templeton1837, Amador.Co.CA. Note 14: 1870 Census: Amador, Amador.Co.CA. Templeton: Newton32 engineer, Mary28, EvaG11, EnosK9, Hattie7, Wm4, m/law Jane Keer/Kerr62, & 5 roomers. Note 18: 1880 Census: Amador, Amador.Co.CA. Templeton: IsaacN39IN Supt of Quartz Mill, Mary38PA, Erva21IA dressmaker, EnosR18CA, NattieR16CA, Wm16CA, Augusta9CA, IsaacN4. Note 19: 1880 Ag.Census: Amador.CA, 10a pasture, 30a woods, 6 milk cows, 15 cattle, 5 calves, 50 chickens.

................... +KERR, Mary b: 21 Mar 1838 in Crawford.Co.PA d: 03 Feb 1924 in Alamdea, Alameda.Co.Ca m: 1855 in Oxford, Benton.Co.IN Father: Robert KERR Mother: Jane HARPER

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Eva Janette b: 31 Aug 1857 in Westfield village plat, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA d: 02 Jun 1905 in San Francisco, San.Fransciso.Co.CA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Enos Robert b: 13 May 1862 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA d: 03 Jul 1937 in Oakland, Alamdea.Co.CA Note 6: 1870 Census: Amador, Amador.Co.CA. Note 8: 1880 Census: Amador, Amador.Co.CA. Note 9: 1896 Living at Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA Note 10: 1900 Census: East Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA. Note 12: 1910 Census: Alameda, Alameda.Co.CA. Note 14: 1920 Census: Oakland, Alameda.Co.CA. Note 16: 1930 Census: Oakland, Alameda.Co.CA.

...................... +FAGAN, Ann b: 15 Apr 1870 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA d: 16 Jun 1932 in Oakland, Alamdea.Co.CA m: 11 May 1891 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Unkown b: in California

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Faye Margaret b: Aug 1891 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA d: 1911 in California

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Clyde Maire b: Aug 1893 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton b: 03 Mar 1899 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Gertrude Evelyn b: 02 Sep 1903 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA d: 24 Dec 1943 in Alamdea, Alameda.Co.Ca

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Ruth Cecelia b: 1907 in Sutter Creek, Amador.Co.CA

.................. 9 TEMPLETON, Dathryn Clair b: 1909 in Alameda, Alameda.Co.CA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Harriett Rhoda b: 10 Feb 1863 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA d: 05 Jun 1944 in Larkspur, Marin.Co.CA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, William Jackson b: 02 Oct 1866 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA d: 02 Mar 1948 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Augusta Emma b: 22 Aug 1871 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA d: 12 Aug 1962 in Union City, Alameda.Co.CA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton b: 22 Oct 1874 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA d: 23 Aug 1913 in Sacramento, Sacramento.Co.CA

................ 8 TEMPLETON, Jasper B. b: 15 May 1881 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA d: Bef. 1894 in Amador, Amador.Co.CA

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Robert Jasper b: 12 Oct 1840 in Warren.Co.IN d: 31 Dec 1862 in Civil War in TN. Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN Note 8: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI18IN mill clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Oran5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN. Note 9: 1850 Census: District 5, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Isaac50VAfarmer $5k, 2nd wf Maria nee Finch Jennings37OH, Lucy15IN, HenryL14IN, IsaacH11IN, Jasper9IN; Malissa Ann Jennings14IN $2k, GeorgeH Jennings10IN $2k, Martin McDale23IN farmer, Rhoda Templeton7IN. Note 11: 14 Jun 1861 Enlisted in Benton.Co.IN. Note 22: Age at death: 22y2m19d, Civil War.

................... +UNMARRIED

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Adam (possible) b: 1842 in Warren.Co.IN

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Rhoda b: 08 Oct 1844 in Warren.Co.IN d: 03 Apr 1918 in Bussell, Chase.Co.NE Note 11: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1800. with George Brier & Jemima (Isaac's dau) Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN.

................... +DENNIS, Unknown

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Martha b: 1846 in Warren.Co.IN d: 1847 in Warren.Co.IN

........... *2nd Wife of [3] TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton:

................. +FINCH, Maria b: 13 Apr 1815 in Pickaway.Co.OH d: 18 Nov 1855 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp,Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec A, Lot 52, in N1/2, buiral #9, age 40y7m5d, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 02 Jan 1849 in Benton.Co.IN Father: Solomon FINCH Mother: Rachel JUSTUS

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Hosea Baleau b: 1849 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN Note 8: 1860 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac60VA farming, 3rd wf Malinda43KY, A.B.11IN, Lenetta7IN, BasilJ6IN, Wm.H.Hill17IL; & Gardner's, J.E.26NY, MaryJ20IL, Melinda2IA, Helen4mIA. Note 11: 1870 Census: Newton P.O., Malaka.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Gardner: J.E.36NY farming $6k/2136, MaryJ30IL, CynthiaM11, HellenE10, Lee7, Anna4, Jay2, G.4m & Hosea Templeton19IN farmhand (son of Isaac1799VA).

............. 7 'LENETTA, Janette, Nettie, Jennita' Templeton b: 13 Sep 1852 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN d: 27 Mar 1896 in IN Note 6: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1800. with George Brier & Jemima (Isaac's dau) Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN. Note 8: 1860 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac60VA farming, 3rd wf Malinda43KY, A.B.11IN, Lenetta7IN, BasilJ6IN, Wm.H.Hill17IL; & Gardner's, J.E.26NY, MaryJ20IL, Melinda2IA, Helen4mIA.

................... +DUFFY, Michael b: 1853 d: 1926

............. 7 TEMPLETON, Basil Justice b: 14 Jan 1853 in Oxford, Oak.Grove.Twp, Benton.Co.IN d: 1953 in Marion.Co.IN Note 6: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1800. with George Brier & Jemima (Isaac's dau) Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN. Note 8: 1860 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac60VA farming, 3rd wf Malinda43KY, A.B.11IN, Lenetta7IN, BasilJ6IN, Wm.H.Hill17IL; & Gardner's, J.E.26NY, MaryJ20IL, Melinda2IA, Helen4mIA. Note 11: 1870 Census: Newton P.O., Malaka.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Clark: Tobias44Can farming $1k/600, Ellen44NY, Fred9Ny, Eva6NY, Charlie4NY, Hezakial77NY, Watson Clark30NY farmer $0/600, Bazuell Templeton16(OH?) farmhand.

........... *3rd Wife of [3] TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton:

................. +UNKNOWN, Melinda Ann b: Bet. 1816 - 1817 in KY m: Bet. 1856 - 1859 in IA or IN Note 8: 1860 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac60VA farming, 3rd wf Malinda43KY, A.B.11IN, Lenetta7IN, BasilJ6IN, Wm.H.Hill17IL; & Gardner's, J.E.26NY, MaryJ20IL, Melinda2IA, Helen4mIA.

............. 7 TEMPLETON, No Childreon

........... 6 TEMPLETON, Martha 'Patsy' b: 1802 in VA d: in Smithland, Shelby.Co.IN

................. +SCOTT, John b: 01 Jan 1800 Father: Mathew SCOTT Mother: Lucretia OGLE

........ 5 TEMPLETON, John b: 1767 in Pittsylvania.Col.VA

........ 5 TEMPLETON, Martin b: 10 Apr 1767 in Pittsylvania.Col.VA d: 21 Nov 1855 in Pittsylvania.Col.VA

........ 5 TEMPLETON, Thomas b: 1769 in VA

........ 5 TEMPLETON, Sarah b: 1773 in VA

... 3 TEMPLETON, John b: 1710 in Sorn, Ayrshie.Co.Scotland d: 1773

 


Templeton burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. 

Templeton Henry L. Templeton Staples Minerva R. 1842/Berkshire.Co.MA-1919/Berkeley.CA (1st of 4 husb). Feb 08, 1836 15 Oct 1863 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 52.  Age 27y8m7d. Co A 38th IA VOL INF.  Burial is listed in orginal Grandview book.  Marble slab marker, readable when chalked, bz/2009.  Letter by Dr. C.C. Parker of Fayette states died in Center.Twp of chronic dirrehea, came back sick from the Army, Pat.Moore/2014.  Son of Isaac Newton Templeton 1800/VA-1873/IN(?) & Rhoda Gregory 1806/KY-1848/Warren.Co.IN, original Westfield village millwrights/operators. Wife Minerva Staples parents/siblings had major farms in the SW corner of Center.Twp.  Ch: Isaac Edward1858/Fay.Co.IA-?/?, Winfield Scott1861/Fay.Co.IA-1909/Guatemala
Templeton Maria Finch Templeton Isaac Newton 1799/VA-1873/IN, 2nd husb (2nd wf); 1st husb, Milton Jennings 1810/OH-1847/IN. Apr 13, 1815 18 Nov 1855 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 52, N1/2, burial #9.   Age 40y7m5d. Born in OH.  Small slab marker, readable when chalked.  Step/mother of Henry L. Templeton.  Ch with Milton Jennings:  Melissa Ann1836/IN-1902/IN, GeoH 1841/IN-1928/IN.  Ch with Isaac Templeton:  Hosea Baleau 1849/IN-?/?, Janette 'Nettie' 1852/IN-1896IN, Basil Justice 1853/IN-1953/IN.
Templeton Minerva R. Staples Templeton Henry L. 1836/Warren.Co.IN-1863/Center.Twp, 1st husb; 2nd Daniel L. Newcomer, 3rd Bryon Jr. Cornish, 4th John Rhoades.  Sep 1, 1842 Jan 14,1919 Grandview Fayette Unmarked.  Assume ashes are in Sec A, Lot 52 with husband, not listed in Grandview burial book, bz/2014.  Born Berkshire.Co.MA. Died Berkeley, Alameda.Co.CA, ashes brought to Fayette, Apr 1919 for burial, by son Ed (Horace Edward) (Olewein.IA paper).  Dau of Alexis Louis Staples 1804/Berkshire.Co.MA-1881/Sec26,Center.Twp & Nancy Mason Partidge 1808/Berkshire.Co.MA-1887/Sec26,Center.Twp.  Ch: Isaac Edward1858/Fay.Co.IA-?/?, Winfield Scott1861/Fay.Co.IA-1909/Guatemala.

 

  

 


Templeton lots in Westfield village,  Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA

Block 1 of Westfield:
1855Oct09, Bk1, Lot 1, Isaac Templeton and son Leroy & Mary Jane Templeton bought from Barnard Starr, line 9
1855Aug24, Bk1, Lot 3&4, Isaac & Maria Templeton and son Leroy & Mary Jane Templeton bought from Henry N. Sutton, line 4
1857Dec04, Bk1, Lot 3, 50ft of S end, Isaac Templeton and son Leroy & Mary Jane Templeton bought from Ezekiel Lewis, line 7
1858Nov22, Bk1, Lot3 & part of Lot 2, Minerva R. Templeton (wf of Henry) sold to Lucy R. Hammond, line 4
1860Mar05, Bk1, Lot 3&4, Isaac Templeton sold to Stephen P. Babcock, line 15
1863Jan22, Bk1, Lot 3&4, Henry L. Templeton bought from father Isaac Templeton, line24
1868Mar14, Bk1, Lot 3&4, undivided1/3, Minerva R. Templeton (guardian of Henry L.'s minor heirs) sold to Lucy R. Hammond, line 6

Block 2 of Westfield:
1856Apr02, Bk2, Lots 1&2, Isaac Templeton and son Leroy Templeton sold to George W. Walker (site of Geo. Walker Plow factory/shop), line 3
1857Feb05, Bk2, Lot 5,6,7, undivided 1/2, Leroy Templeton sold to (son/law) George Brier, line 6
1857Jun27, Bk2, Lot 6, Isaac Templeton & George Brier bought from Andrew West, line 5
1856Dec17, Bk2,Lot 8, Isaac Templeton and (son) Leroy Templeton bought from Archibald L. Bryon, line 2
1857Jun27, Bk2, Lot 8, Isaac Templeton & George Brier bought from Archibald L. Bryon, line 4
1858Oct11, Bk 2, Lot 8,Isaac & Malinda Templeton and George & (dau) Jennie (nee Templeton) Brier bought from Theossilus Harper, line 11
1860Feb17, Bk2, Lot 5, Isaac Templeton & George Brier bought from Eliz. Newcomer, line 9
1860Feb21, Bk2, Lot 7, undivided 1/2, Leroy Templeton sold to George Brier, line 8
1868Jun23, Bk2, Lot 7, Leroy Templeton & father Isaac Templeton bought by attorney from James G. Haskett, line 10

Block 3 of Westfield
1855May17, Bk3, Lots 1-8, all, Isaac Templeton & son Leroy bought from Robert Alexander, line 2
1855Aug25, Bk3, Lots 5&6, Leroy & Mary Jane Templeton and father Isaac & Maria Templeton sold to Thomas W. Irvin, line 3
1855Aug25, Bk3, Lot 7, Isaac & Maria Templeton and Leroy & Mary Templeton sold to Nelson W. Moulton, line 5
1856Mar26, Bk3, Lot 3, Isaac & Leroy Templeton sold to John R. Smith, line 6
1857Feb05, Bk3, Lots 1&2, undivided 1/2, Leroy Templeton sold to George Brier, line 13
1857Apr15, Bk3, Lot 4, Leroy Templeton sold to George Brier, line 12
1858Feb16, Bk3, Lot 8, Leroy & Mary jane Templeton and Isaac Templeton sold to John M. Caffrey, line 18
1858Jul12, Bk3, Lot 4, Isaac Templeton & Malinda and Geo & Jennie Brier sold to Nelson H. Moulton, line 14
1858Jul15, Bk3, Lot 4, Isaac Templeton & Malinda and Geo & Jennie Brier sold to Thomas McFadden, line 15
1869Aug19, Bk3, Lot 1, Minerva R. Templeton bought from B. F. Jacoby, line 29
1875May05, Bk3, Lot 1, Minerva R. Templeton sold to Mary A. Ray, line 5

Block 4, Westfield:
1855Nov30, Bk4, lot 8, Isaac and Leroy Templeton bought from Zephaniah Bryon, line 2
1855Aug25, Bk4, lot 7, Isaac & Maria Templeton and Leroy & MaryJ Templeton bought from John N. Axtell, line 5
1855Aug24, Bk4, lot 2, Isaac & Maria Templeton and Leroy & MaryJ Templeton bought from Henry N. Sutton, line 8
1855Aug25, Bk4, lots 5 & 6, Isaac & Maria Templeton and Leroy & MaryJ Templeton bought from Henry N. Sutton, line 9
1859Mar25, Bk4, lot 1, Isaac Templeton & George Brier sold to Francis Kelly by attorney, line 20
1864Oct31, Bk4, Lot 4, Minerva R. Templeton (widow of Henry L.) bought from Wm & Bridget Ryan, line 2
1866May05, Bk4, Lot 4, Minerva R. Templeton sold to Eliza Allyn, line 8
1867Nov29, Bk4, Lot 4, Minerva R. Templeton bought from ElizaJ & Caleb Allyn, line 9
1875May05, Bk4, Lot 4, Minerva R. Templeton widow sold to Elmer Allyn, line 11,


Time Line data:

...1822, Tax records Shebly.Co.IN:  Include;  James Gregory, Adam Rhodes, John Rhodes, Isaac Templeton
...1824May, Indianapolis.IN paper:  Dollars Reward, Strayed 1824Apr19, from Isaac Templeton living on Lawrenceburgh State Road, 2mi from Blue River, an iron grey horse about 16.5 hands high.  No marks or brands recollected.

...1836Jul, Wisconsin Territory formed including counties of Dubuque & Des.Moines.
...1840abt, Franklin Wilcox build a cabin along the Mission Trail, 1+mi S of today's Fayette.IA, becoming Wilcox Settlement, a location 'harboring' several first settlers that would enter land in the Westfield/Fayette village area when the Neutral Ground north of the Mission Trail opened to white settlement in 1849, to include Alexander Robertson.  Wilcox may have been in the area as early as 1835, hunting/trapping, looking for land, followed by moving his family in 1840.

...1845-1847, Isaac Templeton, Warren.Co.IN County Sheriff.

...1849,  Fayette county was organized. It had been a part of Clayton county. There was no courthouse, no jail, no board of supervisors, no schoolhouses, no roads, no maintained county roads, no bridges.
...1850, Robert Alexander had erected a saw mill near the SE corner of today's Klock's Island park, and had platted the four block town of Westfield, registering in 1851July.
...The first Villages in Fayette.Co.IA---The early platted villages in Fayette county were: West Union-June 1850, Westfield-July 1851, Auburn-1851, Volga City (Lima)-Oct 1851, Taylorsville-Feb 1852, West Auburn-Sept 1853, Centerville (adjoining Taylorsville)-May 1854, Albany-July 1854, Elgin-Feb 1855, Fayette-June1855 (surveyed 1854).


...1851Jul, Westfield village plat was filed by Robert Alexander (had moved form the Wilcox cabin in 1849/1850, building a first generation 'mule/single blade' saw mill at the S end of the later mill run at today's Klock's Island and surveyed for a village plat in 1850),  Practically no lots had been sold in Westfield.  There was no town of Fayette. In all of Fayette county there were only a few more than one thousand white settlers. The government was giving land free to old soldiers, and selling it to others at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. It was during those early years/decade that most of the older Fayette county families "got their financial start," or received a chance for it as a gift from the United States government.
.....Plan of Westfield:  Filed 1851Jul18 by Robert Alexander; Recorded 1851Aug6.
.......Westfield is on the NE1/4 of Sec 29, Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA.  For future surveys a stone is planted in the NE corner of Bk3.
.......Each Bk contains 8 lots.  Lots 4&5 in Bk3 are 48x120ft.  Lots 4&5 in Bk2 are 48x120ft.  All other lots are 60x120ft.  Main.St is 66ft wide.  Vine.St (Stage.St) is 60ft wide.  Streets are at right angles and alleys 10ft wide. 
.......Westfield was the the trading place until the building of a M.E. Seminary (UIU) was certain, and started in 1856, when commercial buildings were generally located around Main/Water.St in the Fayette plat, with the post office moving to Fayette after 1860.

...1853Feb, Lafayette.N paper:  There was a spirited meeting of the stockholders of the Lafayette.IN & Northern IL RR at Oxford, Benton.Co.IN.  Sufficient stock has been subscribed to organize.  Isaac Templeton was chosen as one of the directors.

The Templeton families were among the very first to establish in the Westfield/Fayette village area.

Fayette.Co.IA, in the 1850's, T.C. Peterman:
...1853Fall, Leroy & father Isaac Templeton came from Indiana in 1853 and lived at Bear Grove (Sec 1&12 area, Smithfield area,  5mi SE of Westfield (Fayette) village, 4mi NW of Brush Creek (Arlington), midway between the two, on land later owned by S.P. Babcock.
...1855Summer Templeton's moved to Westfield village plat and started building a mill, dam, mill run on the Volga River.
.....It took all the men that could be gathered in the county, 8 days to raise the mill frame, which was mainly made from hardwood hand hewn local timbers.
.....The mill shaft to the water wheel was 24in square, taking two days to haul out of the timber to Westfield village.
...Lee (Leroy) Templeton and son Orne attended together the first area log school off the SW corner of  today's Clark/Mechanic St, for a couple of terms.
...Lee entered UIU (abt.1860) just before the Civil War for perhaps two terms.
...While operating the mill, and before rails, Lee bought and fed cattle in the mill yard, driving them east for shipping to New York.
...After serving in the Civil War, Lee Templeton returned to Westfield village, Fayette.Co.IA, to continue milling, stock feeding/droving, until finally moving back to Indiana (after the war, Lee established in IN, but went to CA for a couple of years, followed by time in NY city before finally returning to IN the rest of his life, see notes followeing).

...The very first years of Westfield villageLetter1902, from Lee Templeton in Indiana to T.C. Peterman in Fayette.IA:  
....."I struck (came too) Fayette.Co.IA, in the Fall of 1853.  It was then a wild frontier place with few settlers on the Volga around old Westfield (village plat).  Fayette village was just a small cornfield extending from today's Main Street west to where the residence of James Robertson nestled in the woods.  Where your beautiful cemetery is not located, there were only two fresh dug graves and one of those was the grave of Robert Alexander's daughter."
....."On reflection, I see in memory at that time, Dr. (Col. Aaron) Brown, Clark Newcomb, Pogue Whitely, Tom (Thomas) Douglas, Peter Osborn and Auger Walker.  All these were with few others opening up farms in a small way."
....."The mill at Westfield was built in 1854, and proved a poor investment, this, I very distinctly remember, as I did it myself (Lee Templeton).  All the machinery and a large part of the lumber for the building of the mill was hauled from the city of Dubuque (would have been along the Mission Trail by oxen).
....."M.O. Walker opened a stage line that year (1854) from Dubuque.IA to St.Paul.MN, that gave us daily mail and dumped it out at the door of the first store on the Volga, run by a man named Sutton.  In a mail sack about the size of a 25lb sack of flour we were given the news of the world (probably coming from the Dubuque paper).  The fare to Dubuque by the stage route, was $11 each way."
....."Budlong & Gardner opened the first store in Fayette (SW corner of Main/Water).  John Noble and his brother, Henry Noble, built the first blacksmith shop (NW corner area of Water & Washington St's) with cottonwood logs.  Driving up (from Westfield) to the (Noble blacksmith) shop one cold, windy  day in March I cried out:  'do you show horses here at all times?'  'Yes,' says john, 'at all times, except nights and Sundays.'  Later on came Ed. Howe, the 'tin man,' Ed. Good, the Grannis boys, John Griffith, Elder Bronson, Dr. (Dixson) Alexander and my lifelong friend, Dr. (Charles C.) Parker."
....."The first settlers there were from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee."
....."The first church was Methodist of the old school, representing the ardent, emotional and shouting variety.  However, as soon as we got the school building (Seminary or College Hall of UIU) many eastern people came with more culture and education.  Church services were held in the chapel (room in the Seminary/College.Hall) at the time, and an amusing incident occurred.  The question of buying the first church organ came up.  The younger members supporting the proposition, the older members bitterly opposed.  After struggling along for weeks the younger element carried the day.  this brought the climax of excitement.  Old fathers Paine & Benge rose to their feet with hats in hand, walked out shouting at the top of their voices:  'We will never give out consent to worship God by machinery,' the older members crying 'amen.'  The victors then sang the Doxology, will satisfied with the victory they had won."
....."What would life be without its conflicts?  These early settlers endured hardships that the youths of today have little or no conception of, yet, rubbing up against severe vicissitudes in life educated the man."
....."One word personal of myself (Lee Templeton).  When I look back over my life of 72yrs (in 1902), I see nothing but lights and shadows.  May only regret is that I have accomplished so little in this world, considering the many opportunities for good that I have had.  I am the natural product of a back woods and prairie life.  If there is any thing of value in my character, give the credit largely to my surrounds on the Volga (river flowage).  If you find any of the bad, charge it to my associates, for I believe I am largely a creature of circumstances.  I have never been popular as a good society man, yet very found of agreeable company."
....."To my old friends on the Volga I say:  If in trouble, come to me, I cannot come to you.  I know that trouble is myself.  This world is full of lights and shadows, sorrows and tears, sunshine and gladness.  If we are not doing something to make the world a little better out labor is lost.  Plant a few flowers as you go though life, speak kindly to alls, but just and honest.  Feed the poor and when you cannot live longer some one will shed tears."  Yours truly, Leroy Templeton.

An Indianapolis.IN article, 1902, regarding Lee Templeton:
...Lee has not been a farmer in name only, his operations for years having been on such a large scale.  His greatest efforts have centered on feeding and maturing cattle, enjoying the distinction of being the largest cattle raiser in Indiana, and one of the largest of the Central states. 
...His various farms located in Newton, Benton, Marion, Margan, Johnson, Hamilton, and Delaware counties of Indiana, are well stocked.  His complete heard amounting to about 2,000 head  per year, and raises all his own feed.  During the Fall of 1902, the market has taken such a turn, Lee has decided to curtail his business, stating, "I have been in the cattle business for the last 50yrs.  I have made it my life business, and never known the price of cattle to fall as rapid as the last month.  It has unnerved me to the extent I shall cut my business by 1/2 to 2/3's, wintering in all but 600-700 head.  The cause of the price fall is the beef trust.  I am personally acquainted with all the big captions of the industry and privately they do not deny it.  I recently had conversation with Nelson Morris in Chicago, saying the present commotions would soon blow over.  It will kill the cattle industry as a business proposition if it does not. 

...1854, Sutton & Axtell built/started a mercantile/grocery at Westfield village (Bk 4, Lot 2 (store) & 7).

...1854, Fayette was surveyed (plat recorded in 1855Jun16, by Samuel H. & wife Sabra Robertson, to include 10a square of College grounds).

...1855, The Templeton Mill at Westfield village (saw, grist, flour), began full operation, after building started in 1854.

...1855Aug, Ad: H.N. Sutton Dry Goods & Groceries, Westfield.IA village (Bk 4, Lot 2 (store) & 7).

...1856, J. H. Maxon & Griffith, Budlong & North opened stores on Main.St in the Fayette village plat.  Work was started on the college Seminary building (today's large limestone block building.  The building of the Volga Stock Co. Hotel (Fayette House Hotel) began.
....1857Feb5, Isaac Templeton conveyed to Leroy Templeton, and undivided 1/2 interest in (32+a) NW1/4 sec 29, (see below):

.....Note:    Isaac Templeton conveyed his mill interest to son Leroy (probably either in 1857 or 1858), remarried and moved to Newton, Jasper.Co.IA, where he was enumerated  in the 1860 & 1870 census.  Leroy would run the mill as half owner with Elijah Gregory (uncle by marriage), feeding off oxen for market, droving/driving oxen and hogs to the Mississippi River, then off to eastern market.  Likely brother Henry L. was also working the mill, plus farming in the Center Grove area of Center.Twp, in the Staple's neighborhood of his in/laws.  The Brier's, Leroy's sister & bro/law were merchants in Bk 4, Westfield village at the time.  Leroy and Henry went to the Civil War.  The Mill would have been operated by Elijah Gregory.  After the War, Leroy would convey his half interest in the Mill to Samuel Brelsford, who in 1868, would sell his interest to Allan Holmes.  Holmes and Gregory would operated the Mill from 1868 to ????   See the time line notes in the Templeton tree, also.  bz/2014.

 
...1857Feb, Ad:  Budlong & Griffith merchants on the SW corner of Main/Water in Fayette.IA village.
...1857May, West.Union.IA paper: The Fayette County Journal started in Fayette is neutral in politics, and published on the material (press) formerly used for the 'Free Press,' at Fayette, by Griffith, Templeton & Co at $1.50/yr.
...1857Aug, West.Union.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton of Westfield.Twp, is a candidate for County Judge, independent of any political party or section of the county.
...1857Aug, West.Union.IA paper:  H.N. Sutton's Dry Goods and Groceries, &C.,&C., stock at Westfield village (opened as the first mercantile in Westfield) dry goods, groceries, clothing, hats, caps, boots, shoes.
...1857Aug, West.Union.IA paper:  There are 37 mills in Fayette.Co.IA.  In Westfield.Twp, there is one flouring mill (Templeton's at Westfield village), three more water saw mills on the Volga (Marvin's upstream from Albany, Earl's at Albany, Durfey's at Lima, and possibly a 4th or Cole's at the Big Rocks area) and two steam mills (Knight's at the N end of Wash.St & Grannis, in Grannis Hollow).
...1857Dec, West.Union.IA paper:  Isaac Brier has added to his grocery store, the 'Pioneer Store' of Westfield village, known at 'Old Sutton's' (Bk.4, Lot 2 of Westfield) this large dry goods store was the first in the place.  Mr. Sutton & Holmes having retired from the (store) business.  Mr. Brier is a social and accommodating businessman, and has chief clerk, J.H. Maxon, of long experience in the mercantile business.  This store is well supplied with almost every article that cane be called for, usually kept in a store of this kind.  
.....The proprietors (Templeton's) of the Westfield Flouring Mill (are making some necessary and practical improvements to the internal arrangements of their mill. An extra bolt is now nearly finished, which will be kept exclusively for custom work or grist grinding. 

...1857,  T.D.Peterman's articles; Most of the early settlers of Fayette.Co.IA had one or more yoke (pair) of cattle (oxen).  Ox were well adapted for heavy work of breaking up tough prairie soil, could live on hay, were cheaper to own, and work hard much better than horses.  As the soil became easier to work, farmers replaced oxen with horses if they could afford them. 
.....During Fall1857-winter1858, Lee Templeton, an all round speculator and stock buyer living at Fayette (Westfield), bought up a lot of work oxen and fed them for market.  Lee was interested in the Fayette (Westfield) Mill, and the cattle were fed largely on ground feed such as shorts and bran.  Most of the beef of that day came from cows and oxen.  Thomas McFadden, living nearly opposite of the Westfield Mill was engaged to feed and care for the cattle.  Joseph Hobson was living near-by in the John R. Smith house down by the Westfield ford (the ford in 2000, would have been just west/below the Hwy 150 bridge).  Joseph's son Norm Hobson, at the time 'running at large' as boys wanted to do, was an interested observer of the feeding of these cattle.  Norm would hold the highest judicial position in NE Iowa.  His father Joseph Hobson was teaching at the first log school off the SW corner of Clark/Mechanic St, near Robertson's (woods).
.....After the cattle had been fed, they left Fayette 1858Apr26, and were driven to Dubuque (on the Mission Trail, by McFadden (and Lee), where they were ferried over the river to Dunleith in IL, the nearest RR point at the time (Dunleith.Twp, Jo.Daviess.Co.IL, across from Dubuque.IA).   The cattle were shipped to Chicago, then to Detroit, then on to Albany.NY.  At Albany, Lee Templeton was taken very sick and went ahead to NY City, leaving MaFadden with the cattle who arrived in NY City 1858May12.  Lee made a good sale of the cattle.  Today (1902) Lee is well to do in Indiana and McFadden comfortable near Randalia.

...1858Jun, West.Union.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton of Fayette (Westfield) bought 14 head of stall fed cattle from Floyd Smith, 2mi N of West.Union, at 21c/100lb on the foot, the largest weighed 2,248lb, the next 2,120lb.  Also 4 head of J.J. Welch, the largest 2,040lb, next 1,946lb, and 2 head from Mr. Slocum, the  pair weighing 3,600lb.  Leroy just returned from New York City, where he disposed of a number of beef cattle, perhaps the first cattle ever taken to (eastern) market from Fayette.Co.IA.  Leroy will be taking this lot to N.Y.city.  The price of the best steer sold by Mr. Smith, amounted to $61.82, which shows Fayette.Co.IA is well adapted stock raising, and that grain fed to cattle or hogs is more profitably sold than in any other way.  Leroy's enterprise will bring us notice as a stock raising people, converting much of our surplus stock into cash.  We have stock, they have cash in the east.  Who would not like to have a heard of cattle to sell to Mr. Templeton on the same terms he is buying?  For the last two years we (paper) have been trying to persuade you to raise cattle, hogs, and some other stock.
...1858Nov, West.Union.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton will start east with a drove of 300 hogs.  James Bell started last week with 200.
...1858Jan, West.Union.IA paper:  The Fayette County Journal has been sold by the last owner, Leroy Templeton.
...1859Oct, West.Union.IA paper:  Brier & Sutton's Old Pioneer Store at Westfield.
...1860Jan, Brier & Sutton's Old Pioneer Store at Westfield village, a general assortment of dry goods, groceries, boots & shoes, ready made clothing, Yankee notions, crockery, hardware.
...1860Nov, West.Union.IA paper:  Lost, 3 red/white spotted steers of good size, letter 'T' branded on right horns, liberal reward.  Leroy Templeton, Westfield.
...1861Mar, Howl & Whitaker vs Brier & Templeman, Sheriff's Sale on 60' S of SE corner of a lot owned by Elijah Gregory, on the road between Fayette & Westfield, then S 120', then W 60', then N 125', then E 60', to the beginning.
...1861Dec, Indianapolis.IN paper:  Philip Griffin vs Leroy Tempelton, Benton.Co.IN, affirmed, Supreme Court, Nov.
...1862Apr, West.Union.IA paper, Lt. Leroy Templeton (one of the first to volunteer, CoF, 3rd Iowa) has been suffering form severe rheumatism.  He tendered his resignation but withdrew it when there was a prospect of regaining his health.  He deserves to be promoted to Capt. of Co. F, as he is the only commissioned officer who has stayed with his company.  The health of Co.F is sadly impairedFrom 15-20 are sick with diarrhea the prevalent disease.
...1863, O.W.Stevenson's Chats/1938:  Some Fayette Business Men of 1863:  William Derby operated the harness shop south of the post office (south of the Bank/2000), Robert Gaynor had a butcher shop on the corner on the NE corner of Main/Water St's (that building was moved just west of the Fox Furniture Store which was on the NW corner of Main/Water), Elijah Gregory operated the Westfield Flouring Mill, later having the Gregory Grocery just north of the Bargain Store (W side of Main of block between Water & State), Thomas Fowells had a shoe shop on the SE corner of Main/State & 'Yankee' White worked thee,  Scott Waterbury's drug store was on the west side of Main between Water/State and his father (Hiram)was postmaster.
...1863Aug, West.Union.IA paper, Soon after the battle of Shiloh (Apr1862), Capt. Newcomb and Lt. Leory Templeton resigned. 
...1863Oct12, West.Union.IA paper, Tax list; Henry Templeton, 40a, SE1/4 of NW1/4, sec 12, Harlan.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA.


...1865Nov, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Pine Creek Oil & Mining Co, Oxford.Twp, Benton.Co.IN, Leroy Templeton a director, Col. W.J. Templeton, Pres.
...1866Apr, Oxford/Benton.IN paper: Oxford Academy; Leroy Templeton elected permanent Chairman of Board of Trustees.   Col. W.J. (William Jackson)Templeton (bro. of Leroy) donated a tract of land & $150 for stock in he Academy.
...1866Jul, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton has gone to NY City several weeks to watch the cattle market.  Capt. Kennedy with him.
...1867Feb, Oxford/Benton.IN paper: Leroy Templeton resigned from the Oxford Academy.
...1867Mar, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton was in town, but started on his return to NY City.  He is thinking of moving to that city.

...1867Aug, Davenport.IA paper:  A large force of masons, carpenters & millwrights for come weeks have been remodeling Thomas Johnston's Flour Mills, completed their work at a cost of $10k.  The mill is now the most complete of the kind in this section of the country.  A 12 ft addition to the N and 24 ft addition to the S, and three stories in height.  Capacity has been enlarged from 2k to 10k bu.  Teh main building is 42x72ft. There are 3 sets of stones, that can grind 1k bu of wheat per day, making 200 barrels of flour.  The burrs have patent ventilators that convey a current of cold air between the stones, cooling the meal and improving the quality of the flour. The cooler the meal the better the bolting (screening) of the flour.  Sour flour is often caused by packing he meal before properly cooled.   Craftsman:  Thomas W. McClelland carpenter, Tyler Kineella stone work, Washington Robinson & Co stone work & 72ft smoke stack, James H. Dumont iron sheet iron work, M. Donabutt? machinery, Isaac Templeton millwrighting.

...1867Aug, Fayette.IA paper:  Westfield Mill;  We are pleased to be able to inform the public that the Westfield Mill, having been most thoroughly repaired (rebuilt), is again about ready for work, and will be put in operation by the end of August.  Messrs. (Elijah) Gregory) and (Samuel B.) Brelsford, who, as is well known, are not inclined to do things by halves, commenced at the very foundation (of the mill), and have made modifications and improvements, without regard to expense.  Hereafter we doubt not the establishment will yield returns and perform work more nearly in accordance with the wishes of the owners and patrons.
.....The heavy and cumbrous old overshot wheel has given place to a Double Turbine, which operated in a wonderfully small space, and exerts immense power.  With the better arrangements and by the force that will e communicated through this new (turbine) wheel, it is believed that the Westfield Mill will be able to grind 15bu of grain per hours in each burr (set).
.....A new Smut Machine has been obtained and the Bolt thoroughly renovated.  Everyone knows that fine flour is very intimately connected with good living, so that we most heartily congratulate everybody that we at last have a superior Mill, that will be able to run the year round and of a capacity to meet the wants of the community.  Millwright Theodore Fisher had superintendence of the improvements, and is commended, through his work and by his employers (Gregory & Brelsford), as a most able and skillful Millwright.

...1867Oct, West.Union.IA paper:  Notice to John & Ellen W. Sauders, defendants, plaintiff Elijah Gregory, claiming $122.40 & foreclosure of mortgage on lots 3,5,6, bk 3, Westfield village, Fay.Co.Ia.
...1868Feb, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton is spending a few days visiting his family.
...1868Mar, Oxford/Benton.IN paper: Leroy Templeton is in Chicago.
...1868Apr, West.Union.IA paper:  Land;  Allen Holmes bought from Samuel M. Breisford, the Westfield Mill property for $2500.
...1868Jun, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton has gone to NY City on business.
...1869Jan, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton is preparing to break up about 1500a of prairie during the coming season, about 200a for himself and 1800a for Mr. Earl & Mr. Fowler.
...1869apr, West.Union.IA paper:  Land; Elijah Gregory sold to D. Seely, part of SE1/4 of NW1/4 sec 29, Westfield.Twp.
...1869Apr, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Wanted a good skillful girl to do housework, $3/wk, apply at residence of Leroy Templeton in Prairie.Twp, Benton.Co.IN.
...1869Jun, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:   Railroad Matters, shares being sold to aid the Lafayette, Anderson & Bloomington RR include W.J. (William Jackson) Templeton 80/$4k, Leroy Templeton 20/$1k.
...1869Jul, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton is leaving to visit his father (Isaac) in Iowa for about ten days. 
...1869Jul,  West.Union.IA paper:  Lee Templeton, a former resident of Fay.Co.IA was in town (West.Union).  He lives near Lafayette.IN, now.
...1869Dec, Oxford/Benton.IN paper:  Big Trade:  Leroy Templeton of Benton.Co, sold 600 head of cattle to John T. Alexander, for over $60k.  They have been fed by Mr. Templeton on his farm in Prairie.Twp, averaging over $100/head, making it one of the largest transactions of this season, and aside from RR sales, probably the largest financial transaction in the State this year.
...1871Jul, West.Union.IA paper:  Elijah Gregory and old resident of Fayette is a candidate for County Sheriff (he with several others only received 1 vote).
...1872Sep06, Dixon.Letters, Fayette.IA:  To the surprise and pleasure of his friends Mr. Geo. B. Templeton arrived last week from Indiana, having made the journey on horseback in one week.  George is the 2nd son of LeRoy Templeton, a once well known citizen of this county.

...1872Nov, West.Union.IA paper: From Fayette;  The depot grounds begin to look railroadish (rails were being laid from Marion, through Brush Creek/Arlington and into Fayette, with the first engine/cars coming in 1873).  Gregory's (Elijah) elevator (grain) and Charley Speery's new warehouse are looking heavenward by degrees.  A full force is on Mr. (Reuben Sr) Hunt's (laying track coming into Fayette, just on the east side of old Hwy150/base of College Hill where the viaduct abutments still stand in 2000, thus the tracks had just reached Fayette in late 1872), and everybody seems in earnest that has hold of the work.

 
...1874May, West.Union.IA paper:  Market Reports; Fayette, Elijah Gregory, dealer in Grain & General Produce....Wheat 93-95c, Oats 40-45c, Corn 60c, Barley 60c, Rye 78c, Live Hogs $4/100, Timothy Seed $2, Salt $3.25/bbl, Beans $2, Cheese 12 1/2, Butter 13-15c, Eggs 8c, Potatoes $1.25, Wood $4-5, Coal $7, Cattle $2 1/4-3 1/3, Hay $3, Green Hides 4-6c per lb, Salted Hides 7c, Dry Hides 10-12c, Flour $3/100lb.
...1875Jan, West.Union.IA paper:  Market Reports; Fayette, (Elijah) Gregory & (son/law Andrew) Hendrickson, dealers in Grain & General Produce....Wheat #1/76c #2/63-70c, Oats 43-48c, Corn 41c, Barley 60-75c, Rye 60c, Beans $2, Cheese 18c, Butter 25c, Eggs 15c, Potatoes $2, Onions $1, Timothy Seed $2, Salt $2.75/bbl, Wood $5, Coal $7, Cattle $2-3.50, Live Hogs $5.80, Dressed Hogs $7.25.
...1875Jan, West.Union.IA paper:  Lee Templeton, coming from Indiana, is visiting in Fayette.Co.IA.
...1875Mar, West.Union.IA paper:   We have a letter written from Texas by Leroy Templeton.
...1875Jul, West.Union.IA paper:  Widow (Minerva nee Staples, Henry) Templeton is preparing a place with taste and considerable expense.  The new road to Grandview Cemetery is being opened (Abandoned in the late 1930's, was half way up College Hill, on the west side of old Hwy 150).
...1875Sep, Hoopeston.IL Chronicle:  Lee Templeton and friends recently charged upon and drove away a gang of roughs who entered his town of Templeton (Bolivar.Twp, Benton.Co.IN) and were carrying things with a high hand.  Knives and pistols were used freely, but Lee has seen such things before did not scare.
...1875Dec, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette;  Live poultry wanted by Samuel Basford (Brelsford)....will be taken at the Gregory Elevator in Fayette after Dec 10, geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys, highest cash price.


...1876Jan, West.Union.IA paper:  From Brush Creek/Arlington; RR agent C.C. Hogue resigned.  Mr. Gregory (Horace Newton) of Fayette is acting agent until the company decides whom to appoint.  Jan1877; our station agent is a son of our old friend Elijah Gregory, of Fayette.
...1876Mar, Brazil.IN paper:  Leroy Templeton, running for Sec. of State form Benton.Co.IN, was b.1831 near Shelbyville, Shelby.Co.IN. His father, Isaac, a farmer, native of VA and an old Whig.  The family moved to Warren.Co.IN while Leroy was quite young, were he grew to manhood at farm work.  Leroy married at age 20.  Farming & stock raising followed until 1855, when he moved to Iowa and continued farming  until the Civil War.  He volunteered in the 3rd IA Reg, was promoted to 1st Lt, served 15m, was disabled by disease and honorably discharged.  Leroy was in numerous battles, including Pittsburg Landing (Battle at Shiloh) in TN.  He went to California on stock speculation after being discharged, driving a large number of stock/cattle across the plains.  He remained in CA for 18m, then took a ship to South America, crossed the Panama Isthmus, going on to New York City, remaining there 2yrs. Leroy lost $50k in trading in NY, so came west in 1867, locating on a Benton.Co.IA farm.  Leroy now has a good farm and family, and doing well considering the times.  His past life has been devoted to private affairs, never holding an office or being a candidate, and not especially pleased that the convention selected him for a candidate.  He has always been liberal in views, both religous and political.  An old Republican, he voted for Horace Greely and Hendricks.
...1877Oct05, West.Union.IA paper:  Mr. Dan I. Newcomer, warden of the Insane Asylum (State Hospital) at Independence.IA has come to Fayette and carried off our prettiest woman, the widow of Henry Templeton (Minerva R. nee Staples), to be his forever. Last evening at Mrs. Templeton's lovely home, the marriage took place.  Mrs. Templeton was for many yeas associated  with the Orphans Home (Iowa's home for children of Civil War soldiers), and has a wide reputation.
...1879, Fayette.IA plat:  (Sidney) Cobb and (f/law, Allen) Holmes owned the Mill ground.

 
...1880, Fayete.Co.IA, had 20 operating water and steam flouring mills valued at $157k employing 41 millers, producing $333,811 of flour.  Twenty mills about equal too the other top 7-8 milling counties in Iowa, most in the NE corner of the state.
...1882Oct, Fayette.IA paper:  Ad; Elijah Gregory, proprietor of the Westfield Flouring Mills, keeps all grades of flour & feed, also has a salesroom on Main.St, Fayette.IA.

...1883Apr, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette; Mrs. (Lawrence) Barber, formerly living in Center.Twp, has bought the house of Mrs. (Minerva nee Staples, Henry) Templeton (in Westfield village).
...1883Jun, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette; Elijah Gregory is building a 16x40ft store.  He has a good stock of boots & shoes and with his flour and feed, is doing a good business.
...1885Feb, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette; Elijah  Gregory joined hands with the land hunters on the Pacific coast and left for CA which seems to be getting ahead of the territories in the number of applicants for land claims.  He has relatives in CA and will amke a pleasure trip as well as a business one.
...1885Nov, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette;  Elijah Gregory is settling affairs and moving to California.

...1885Dec, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette,  Elijah Gregory had his sale and will soon be in the land of gold (CA).


...1886Sep, West.Union.IA paper: From Fayette; The Elgin Woolen Plant is to be removed (by the Klock family)  to the old Westfield Mill property (will become the Westfield Woolen & Grist/Flour/Saw Mill).

...1886Oct, West.Union.IA paper:  Minerva R. (nee Staples Templeton) Cornish granted divorce from Byron II Cornish, and will resume her maiden name of Minerva R. Templeton.

...1887Apr, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette;  We have a letter from Elijah Gregory who is at Lugonia.CA.  As an indication of how crazy people are getting in that region, he sites some sales of orange lands.  One piece was offered at $275/a 8wks ago, is now worth $1k/a.  A farm of 50a sold to an Indianapolis man for $45k.  He says a drought has been feared, but recent rain has brought relief.  Barley is nearly ready to cut.
...1887May, Fayette.IA paper:  Fayette is to have a packing house, but it is only for slaughtering and packing poultry.  The Wyoming Poultry Co, has bought the stone work on which stood Marvin's Elevator and will roof it over.
...1887Dec, Fayette.IA paper:  The Wyoming Poultry Co. has erected 'quarters' just west of the
Gregory Elevator at the depot.  E.E. Walker is 'into it' again as load manager.
...1888, Fayette Paper: Ad:  Fayette Woolen Mills, Henry Klock, Proprietor.  Having purchased the old Westfield Flour Mill, remodeled it and put in my Elgin Woolen Mills and Machinery, entire, and having rebuilt the dam, I am now manufacturing the best grades of Cassimere's, Flannels and Stocking-Yarn, of which a good stock is always on hand and for sale.  Goods can be exchanged for wool.  I also run a set of buhrs for Feed Grinding.  Farmers' patronage specially solicited.

Descendants of Peter George Klock

1 KLOCK, Peter George b: 21 Aug 1802 in Montgomery.Co.NY d: 26 Oct 1894 in Rock Rapids, Lyon.Co.IA

.. +WINEGAR, Margaret b: 02 Oct 1802 in Danube, Herkimer.Co.NY d: 30 Mar 1843 in Java, Wayoming.Co.NY m: 08 Jul 1824 in Montgomery.Co.NY

2 KLOCK, Henry b: 13 Apr 1834 in Oppenheim, Montgomery.Co.NY d: 30 Apr 1896 in Westfield/Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1870 Census: Waverly, Bremer.Co.IA. Klock: Henry36 manufactor of cloth (woolen miller) $2k/3k, Rosana34, MaryJ11, George8, Artha7m. Note 11: 1880 Census: Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: Henry46 woolen man'f, Rosanna44 aristian at mill, George18 mill worker, Arlie10, Nellie8, Celia2. Note 14: 1885 Census: Center.St, Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: Henry52 woolen man'f, Rosanna49, Arlie15, Nella13, Cellia8. Note 17: 1895 Census: Westfield/Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: Henry60 woolen mill, Rosanna59, NellN23, Celia17.

.... +BOUROUGH, Rosanna b: 1836 in NY d: 19 Nov 1896 in Westfield/Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 1858 in NY

... 3 KLOCK, Mary Jane b: 11 Jul 1859 in Wyoming.Co.NY

... 3 KLOCK, Alice b: 20 Nov 1860 in Wyoming.Co.NY d: 15 May 1861 in Wyoming.Co.NY

... 3 KLOCK, George Peter b: 17 Feb 1862 in Wyoming.Co.NY Note 9: 1880 Census: Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: Henry46 woolen man'f, Rosanna44 aristian at mill, George18 mill worker, Arlie10, Nellie8, Celia2. Note 11: 1885 Census: Clermont.St, Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: Gorge22 laborer, Louisa23IA. Note 14: 1895 Census: Westfield/Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: George32 woolen miller, Louisa33. Note 17: 1900 Census: Westfield/Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: GeorgeP38 woolen miller, Louisa39. Note 18: 1905 Census: Westfield/Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Klock: George & wf Louisa.

....... +LEHMAN, Louisa b: Feb 1861 in Fay.Co.IA d: Abt. 1950 m: 1883 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

... 3 KLOCK, Arlie E. b: 29 Sep 1869 in Waverly, Bremer.Co.IA

....... +BRAY, Edward J. b: 04 Nov 1870 in Fay.Co.IA m: 1894 in Fay.Co.IA

..... 4 BRAY, George C. b: 11 Sep 1895 in Fay.Co.IA

..... 4 BRAY, Mila Marreta b: 06 Nov 1897 in Fay.Co.IA d: 03 Mar 1988 in San.Joaquin.Co.CA

... 3 KLOCK, Nellie M. b: 14 Feb 1872 in Waverly, Bremer.Co.IA

....... +SMITH, Melvin G. b: 15 Dec 1869 in Owa m: Abt. 1898 in Iowa

..... 4 SMITH, Forrest G. b: 11 Jan 1900 in Madiosn, Dane.Co.WI d: Apr 1975 in Bettendorf, Scott.Co.IA

... 3 KLOCK, Celia L. b: 10 Nov 1877 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

....... +SMITH, George W. b: 1874 in McCallsburg.IA m: 1897 in Nevada, Story.Co.IA. Father: Jonathan SMITH Mother: mary Ann SMAY

2 KLOCK, Five More b: in NY



...1888Jul, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette; Ed. Templeton, son of Henry, married Ms. (Leena Farwell) Farwall of Monticello.  Ed, as a RR official is widely known since his career since boyhood.
...1888Jul, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette:  Mrs. Vines has her only daughter living with her, first known to us as the wife of LeRoy Templeton.  She has a dau. expert in music, educated in Chicago, , who would like (to teach) a music class.  (???Who is 'Mrs. Vines???, bz/2014)
...1889Nov, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette:  Among the names of builders we see in the CA papers, are two that were once familiar in Fayette, Elijah Gregory and Pomeroy B. Fussell (b/inlaws).
...1889Nov, Fayette.IA paper:  Mr. Schrack is in the stock business and would like to operate the elevator at the depot.
...1890, Henry Klock began hauling timber for repair to the Westfield dam and mill run.
...1890Jun03, West.UnionIA paper:  From Fayette:   The Tues rain came in torrents with hail, driving wind, terrific thunder/lightning.  Wed morning the river was on a bend such as it had not been for 13yrs.  At the Westfield Mill the loss of Mr. Klock was $200-300.
...1890Aug, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette:  Horace Gregory, formerly of Fayette,  deceased, suicide, 7shots from .22 revolver.  Seasoned with romance as usual in such reports.  He was station agent at Oceanside, San.Diego.Co.CA.  He left no explanation or intimation of such an act, but a few hours before had been conversing rationally with friends around the station.
...1891 There was discussion in Fayette of attempting to buy 'Klock's Island' for a city park if Henry Klock would sell the land.  The area between the Volga River on the S,W, N and the Mill Run on the E, had long been used for city, area, county gatherings, to include the 'Harvest Home Picnic' and became known as Klock's Island after Henry Klock bought and upgraded the milling operation.  The old mill run had produced an 'island.'
...1892Jan, Fayette.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton sent Dr. Parker a letter concerning a lonely and sickly widow lady in Fayette, and without knowing her condition, enclosed check for $15 to be cashed and the money given her.  Lee always was a big-hearted "heathen."
...1892Nov, Fayette.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton was beaten for Governor of Indiana.  Le's home has been among the Hoosiers for many years.
...1893Jul, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette; On the same train from California, came Mrs. John Rhodes & Mrs. Winfield Scott Templeton, an attendant at the Davenport hospital.  Both old residents, who have never forgotten Fayette.
...1893Jul, West.Union.IA paper:  From Randalia; Mrs. John Rhodes of California, better known as Mrs. Menerva (Minerva R. nee Staples) Templeton, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. James Osborn.
...1896, Fayette.IA plat:  Lydia Foster shows as owning the 'island' land area.  A fresh mill dam rebuild was needed due to winter ice & high water wash out, which was common.
...1896May, West.Union.IA paper:  Land; Henry Klock sold to son George Klock, an undivided 1/4 of he Westfield Mill property.


...1896Sep, West.Union.IA paper:  Land; Isaac E. Templeton (son of Henry L.) sold to D. I. Homewood for $400, 40a, NE1/4 of NE1/4, sec 34, Center.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
...1896Nov, Fayette.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton now from Fowler.IN, is now a paralytic.  Before the war Lee was well known in Fayette.Co.IA.
...1897Feb, West.Union.IA paper:  Mrs. Templeton, an old time resident of Fayette is visiting Mrs. Vines.
...1897May, Fayette.IA paper:  We learn
Elijah Gregory a former resident died in California.  He was the miller at Westfield years ago when wheat was raised in the Fayette.Co.IA.  He built the house owned (1897) by Robert D. McCormick (on Water.St), and also the stone house owned by Mr. Wilbur.  Elijah at one time was quite well fixed financially but speculating in options in Chicago reduced him to the ranks again.  Soon after (1886/1887) he raked up his belongings and went to Southern California (built houses with b/law Pomeroy Fussell).  Whether he recovered his losses there, we are not informed.
...1897Sep, West.Union.IA paper:  Winfield Templeton, one of Fayette's old boys is a visitor in Fayette, on his way to visit his mother in California.
...1898Sep, West.Union.IA paper:  Winfield Scott Templeton, manager of the Perry.IA, car (RR) works, is visiting old friends in Fayette.IA.
...1898Oct, West.Union.IA paper: Randalia area; Bert Staples went to Cedar Rapids, for a visit with his cousin, E. Templeton.

...1900Jan, Fayette.IA paper:  .....Fayette also has a flooring, saw & woolen mill.
...1900Jun03, Tues, West.Union.IA paper:  From Fayette; Sever rain, wind, lightning, the worst in 13yrs, damaged fields, structures, mill dam.  Mr. Klock had $300 damage at the Westfield Mill.
...1900Jun, West.Union.IA paper:  Fayette news; Leroy Templeton who came to Fayette 1853 to Bear.Creek area 1853, to Westfield plat 1854), and engaged largely in the early enterprises of the town up until 1861, when he enlisted and was made 1st Lt. in Co.F, 38th IA.  After the the war (resigning commission 1862), he located in Indianapolis.IN (in Benton.Co.IN), where he has been very prominent in politics, having been nominated for governor, was shaking hand in Fayette with old friends.

...1901Jan, West.Union.IA paper:  Ed Templeton was in Fayette and brought a (RR) carload of horses for his big farm in western Iowa.  L.H. Young went along to help select them.  Ed, now of Monticello.IA, for a long time, is yet, a conductor on the C.,M.&St.P. RR, is well remembered by us as a Fayette County boy.

...1901Aug, West.Union.IA paper: Major Leroy Templeton, sketch of a long life of usefulness;  Closely allied with the history of Benton.Co.IN is the career of Major Templeton.  Leroy was prominently connected with political records, pioneer development, material and educational advancement.  He was a native of Shebly.Co.IN, b.1830Nov17, son of Isaac & Rhoda Gregory Templeton.  He grew up an Indiana pioneer farmer.  His mother died in 1849, the mother of 11 children, 2 were killed in the civil war, the others reached advanced age.  Isaac married a second wife, Melissa (nee Finch) Jennings, who died in 1871, leaving 3 children.   Isaac's 3rd wife died soon after their marriageIsaac died in 1872 at age 72.
.....Leroy married Mary J. Patterson in 1850, and they moved with his parents and siblings to Fayette.Co.IA in 1854.  A school teacher boarding in his home induced him to attend his school, so with little son Orne, Leroy again took up textbooks.  After a couple of terms, in 1859, Leroy entered UIU at Fayette, making great progress for the next two years.  He entered the first call at UIU for volunteers in Apr 1861, enlisting in Co F, 3rd IA Vols, and was elected its 1st Lt.  They participated in the Battle of Blue Mills (Liberty.MO), Shiloh and  Coriuth and others early in the war.  Leroy, becoming seriously impaired resigned his commission 1863Sept, and returned back to Iowa where he continued to keep his home for the next 8yrs(??). Immediately following his discharge he made a trip to the Pacific coast in search of health, accompanied by his son Orne and several horses which they disposed of at good profit.  The embarked at San Francisco, over the Isthmus of Panama, arriving after a voyage of 36 days in NY City, on 1864Dec14.  Leroy exchanged his gold worth $240 for green backs, and traveled to Oxford, Benton.Co.IN, stopping to visit with brother Jack, who induced him to invest in Benton.Co.IN land.  In 1865, his wife and children came from Fayette.Co.IA, to the new home in LaFayette.IN (probably Fowler, Benton.Co.IN, just NW of LaFayette).  The family remained in the Hoosier state, while Leroy and Jack engaged in the livestock and commission business in NY City, for the next five years.  In 1870, Leroy returned to Indiana, again prominent with the interest of Benton.Co.IN, engaging in farming and stock raising.  In 1871, with son Orne, he erected the first grain elevator and warehouse in Fowler, Benton.Co.IN.  In 1892, Leroy was the organizer of the Benton.Co.IN Bank, being a stock holder and director.  In 1901, he owns 2000a in Benton.Co.IN, and 5000a in White, Newton, Johnson & Morgan Co's.  His sons have all been students at Notre Dame U., now married and living on various farms.

...1902  The mill dam and race may have washed out for good.  There was talk of at least $1000 to rebuild for water power and it can be assumed too expensive with steam or gasoline engines being a better option.
...1904Apr, West.Union paper:  From Fayette;  Mrs. Elijah C. Gregory, of Redland.CA, arrived for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Elijah C. Fussel.  It is 18yr (1886-1887) since she saw Fayette.

 


Samuel M. Brelsford 
...1905Mar05, Fayette.IA paper:  Log House Burned, Friday bet. 4&5am.  The log house near Eagle Point occupied for so many years by Sam Brelsford, was destroyed by fire.  Some time before, Gene Lockwood passed by and found the old man shivering with cold and built a fire for him.  Coming to town he left word of his situation for Will Kelly, who stated out to give any assistance needed, as Mr. Brelsford had been in poor health for a number of weeks.  When he could see the house it was on fire.  Will Kelly and Will Potter reached the place about the same time, but it was then too late to save anything.  Brelsford was bare headed and barefooted and was brought into town.  The next morning he was taken to the County Farm, where better care can be give him.
.....Obit for Samuel M. Brelsford:  born in NY city, 1832Jan13, died 1908Mar08 (at the County Farm), age 76y2m, buried beside his mother in the (St.Francis) Catholic Cem (at Fayette).  He came to Fayette.Co.IA, Fall of 1855, locating on a piece of land in Harlan.Twp, and returned east.  He came back to Fayette.Co.IA in 1857 locating on a farm in Sec 30, of Westfield.Twp, a miles west of Westfield/Fayette villages, a young man of 24, with a good, practical education and had taught school in the East.   His memory of current events for the past 50yrs was remarkable and he was well versed in history.  Mr. Brelsford had the misfortune to lose his property a number of times by a bad investment on account of successive failures of the wheat crop.  Being a bachelor he took possession about 28yrs ago (1880) of a log cabin which he helped to build many years before that, close to the RR track (in the Eagle Point area) but a mile from any road.  He began to fail more than a month ago, which probably resulted in delirium, resulting in the burning of his cabin.  A week and two days later he died.  His familiar figure will be missed by those who have known him many years.

Descendants of Unknown Brelsford
1 BRELSFORD, Unknown
.. +MAVER, Mary b: 1800 in England d: Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Sec 30, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Burial: St.Francis Cath Cem, unmarked, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Obit for Sam.Brelsford: states burial in Fayette Cath.Cem beside mother, neither on burial database, which means both are unmarked, bz/2014.

2 BRELSFORD, Samuel M. b: 13 Jan 1832 in Penn d: 08 Mar 1908 in County Farm, Sec 6, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: St.Francis Cath Cem, unmarked, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Parents born in England. Note 5: Abt. Sep 1855 Came from NY.City, located on a piece of land in Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, then went back to East. Note 6: 1857 Returned to locate in sec 30, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1860 Census: Not found in Fayette.Co.IA, bz/2014. Note 10: 1863 Draft.Reg: Samuel Brelsford unmarried, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Apr 1868 West.Union.IA paper: Allan Holmes bought 1/2 interest in the Westfield Mill property from S.M. Brelsford for $2500 & became firm of Greogry & Holmes. Note 12: Apr 1868 West.Union.IA paper: S.M. Brelsford sold for $500 to Ed Kelly his und1/2 of W1/4 SE1/4 of sec 30 & SE1/4 NE1/4, sec 30, Westfield.Twp. Note 13: Apr 1868 West.Union.IA paper: S.M. Brelsford bought for $2150 from J.A. Brown, N1/2 NW NW Sec5 Illyria.Twp; W/12 SE & SE SE sec 31 Westfield.Twp. Note 14: 1870 Census: sec 30, Westfield.Twp, fay.Co.IA. Brelsford: Samuel38PA farmer $3k/225, mother Mary70Eng. Note 16: 1878 Hist.Fay.Co.IA.1878: Samual Brelsford, farming, sec 30, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, 1mi WxSW of Westfield/Fayette village. Note 17: 1879 Plat: 120a with M. Kelly, S3/4 of W1/2 of E1/2, sec 30, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, Note 19: 1880 Ag.Census: S.M. Brelsford, 16a tilled, 4a pasture, 20a woods, 3a mowed, 4a hay, 2 horses, 20a oats 600bu, 4a wheat 25bu, 2a apples 75 trees. Note 20: 1880 Census: sec 30, Westfield.Twp, fay.Co.IA. Samual Brelsford 48, farming. Note 22: 1885 Census: SW of NE, sec 30, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Brelsford: Samuel32PA laborer. Note 24: 1895 Census: Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Samuel Brelsford 63/PA. Note 26: 1900 Census: Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Samuel Brelsford 68PA gardner (truck farm). Note 29: Obit for Sam.Brelsford: states burial in Fayette Cath.Cem beside mother, neither on burial database, which means both are unmarked, bz/2014.

.... +UNMARRIED


 

...1905Dec, Oelwein.IA paper:  Martiette E. Williams vs. Isaac Templeton et al decree quieting title.

...1907Apr, West.Union.IA paper:  H.W. Gray has bought the old Westfield Mill, and it is to be taken down, the lumber that can be used he will build a large barn on his farm south of Fayette.
...1907Apr, Fayette.IA paper:  The old Westfield Mill is now as flat as if a cyclone had struck it.  It was found that much of the timber supposed to be good was badly decayed, and not very valuable.
...1909Mar, Arlington.IA paper:  From Fayette;  Mr/Mrs. Elijah C. Fussell, who have been spending the winter at the home of her mother, Mrs. Elijah Gregory at Redland.CA, expects to return home some time this month.

...1911Jun, Fayette.IA paper:  Original Notice, Fay.Co.IA District Court---James D. & Eliza Perry, Plaintiffs (claiming owners of land in sec 29, Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA) vs Leroy & Jennie M. Templeton, Jemima Brier, Rhoda Dennis, Basil J. & Mary J. Templeton, Nellie Pyott, Lucy Ann & Emmet St. Clair, Henrietta & Alba H. Stephesn, Frances L. & Hiram A. Brisbin, Horace G & Adell Templeton, Ida V. & George W. Perry,  Francis & Daniel J. Eastburn, William & Eva Sheetz, Minnie Fairchild, Aganes & George Stewart, Albert & Myra Sheetz, James L. & Sarah Sheetz, Mabel L. Duryen, Gertrude M. Duryen, Bernice Duryen, Hadassah & Clinton K. Robinson.  Mary Templeton, Enos H. & Annie Templeton, Hattie R. Randall, Augusta E. & John Gable, Isaac Newton Templeton Jr & wife, Clyde Templeton, Willian Templeton, Edward Templeton & wf, Margaret Templeton, Henry Leroy Templton, Carrie Minerva Templeton, Michael Duffy, Emmet Duffy & wf, Inez Duffy, May & Lueien(?) Rector, Michael Duffy Jr, Blanche & Harry White, George Duffy & wf, Laura Duffy, Dewey Duffy & wf, Jeanette Duffy, Eliz Jand Robertson, Cathy Ann Scoby, Noah Alexander, Robert Alexander & wf, Annie Alexander, Amanda A. & J.A. Ward, Frank M. Robetson & wf, Sarah E. Robertson, Orin R. & Jeanette Chamberlain, Ernest A. chamberlain, Rosamand(?) 7 Francis Proebsted(?), Anna & Adnah H. Hulbert, Effie G. & Henry I. Enches, Rosalia May Troy, Ethel & Freeman H. Bloodgood, Lawrence R. & Priscilla Hulbert, Chauncey E. Hulbert, Betsy & Robert W. Staley, Myrtle & Claude R. Parrish, Calvin Allyn & wf, ?? Allyn, Charles Allaman, Nine Scott & husb, George & Louise Klock, Mary Jane & George W. Wohlheter, Celia Lucinda Klock, Nellie May & Marlvin G. Smith, Arlie Emma & Edward Bray, Thomas A. Cummins, Mary J. Gardner, Glennie Hill, Jennie Hill, John Hill, Wm. Hill, Nora S Brier, Bingham C. Brier, ?? Brier & wf, John Brier, ?? Brier & wf, Kittie E. Brier, J.L. Paine, and any unknown claimants of the following real estate in Fayette.Co.IA----
.....10a, SE1/4 of NW1/4 of NW1/4; 5a, N1/2 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 of NW1/4; 5a, W1/2 of NW1/4 of NE1/4 of NW1/4, sec 29 of Westfield.Twp.
.....Also a track of land 2+a in W1/2 of SW1/4 of NE1/4 of NW1/4 of sec 29, of Westfield.Twp; beginning at a point 19chains & 40 links E & 9 chains & 95 links S of the NW corner of sec 29...running N 80deg E, 3 chains & 87 links to a stake 31 links from a small red oak, thence S 4deg E 6 chains, thence N 4deg W 7chins & 34 links to the place of beginning, containing 2a, two roads & 25 perches of land formerly known at the Hulbert Brick Yard
.....Also a track of land:  beginning 23 chains & 27 links E (512yds) & 7 chains & 20 links (160yds) S of the NW corner of sec 29, thence running N 63deg E 11chains & 24 links (250yds), thence S 5 chains (110yds), thence S 63deg W 7 chains & 80 links (170yds), thence S 14deg W 1 chain & 77 links (40yds), thence S 35 deg W 5 chains & 72 links (125yds), thence N 4 chains & 80 links (105yds), thence N 77deg E 50links (11yds), thence N 5 chains (110yds), to the place of beginning, containing 6.5a, in sec 29.
.....Also the N 2a of S1/2 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of sec 29.
.....James D. & eliza Perry are claiming they are the owners in fee simple absolute & in possession of the real estate above described.  They own the land by purchase from Clyde A. and Bessie B. Ashby, and they have paid the taxes on said land, caliming right for more than ten years past.
.....1857Feb5, Isaac Templeton conveyed to Leroy Templeton, and undivided 1/2 interest in NW1/4 sec 29.  The Perry's are informed & allege that Isaac & Leroy Templeton thereafter for more than 20yrs ago sold all of the said premises.
.....Note:  The claim text continues in the original notice as there was some level of ownership claim by Leroy Templeton (from Indiana) and others, bz/2014.

...1912, Fayette.Co.IA plat: Henry Klock shows as owning the 'island' land area.
...1912May, Oelwein.IA paper:  Dispatch from Hepner.OR,  Ed Templeton a fireman on the local train, climbed out on the pilot (front) of the engine and snatched a baby girl who was on the track, as the engineer was trying to bring the train to a stop, and saved the baby.
...1912Jun, Fayette.IA paper:  Reunion of Soldiers and "the Boys of the Sixties."  Dr. James D. Parker, son and successor of Surgeon Charles C. Parker of the 12th Iowa presided.  Son Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Parker searched his father's letters and read interesting excerpts, thenhe called the roll of 'soldier boys' that have been students at UIU in Fayette.  The first soldier to respond to speak was LeRoy Templeton, whose father (Isaac) built the old mill at Westfield (village)Mr. (Leroy) Templeton helped quarry the rock for the College Hall (Seminary).  Mr. (Leroy) Templeton was an old UIU trustee on the board with 11 preachers, good men, but did not know now to quarry rock.  Mr. Kinyon/Keenon spoke, he had carried the mortar that plastered College Hall.  He told a story about Lt. (Leroy) Templeton riding a mule and bringing a breakfast to the boys at Pittsburg Landing.

...1913-1914, About this time the Fayette Civic Improvement Association, a ladies group purchased Klock's Island for $3500 with the objective of owning and maintaining it as a park until the group no longer existed at which time the land would be given to the village of Fayette.
...1915.  George Klock (son of Henry) deeded the property to the Civic Improvement Association on January 25, 1915.  NOTE: This year does not correspond to news articles stating they bought the land 'several' years before paying off the debt in 1917.  Perhaps the action was taken prior to 1915 but recorded in Jan 1915.
...1916,  Someone vandalized and broke the picnic tables at Klock's Island.

....1917, The debt on Klock's Island was paid off.

...1919Apr02, Oelwein.IA paper; Fayette news; Ed Templeton arrived in town.  His mother died in Berkeley.CA, and he brought her ashes for burial in Grandview Cem.  Her husband (HenryL) was buried here a number of years ago.  Some 40 odd years ago, the Templeton's were residents of Fayette, and some years later Ed for many years was a conductor on this (Marion to Calmar, through Arlington & Fayette) division of the Milwaukee RR.

...1920Apr, Fayette.IA paper:  Leroy Templeton dies at Indianapolis Home...Former resident and UIU Trustee Member, passed away at the age of 90.  The  news came by way of Ed Templeton, conductor on the C.M. & St.P. RR of the death of his uncle  on April 5, from a cerebral hemorrhage resulting from a fall. 
.....The Templeton family came to the Fayette area before UIU was built, from Parish's Grove, IN, the place from which came Robert Alexander and his wife,  founders of the college (UIU).  Leroy's father (Isaac) was in partnership with Mr. Brier in the business (dry goods & groceries) in Westfield (village) and he also operated the (Westfield) mill.  The family resided in a large house near the (Volga) river, now occupied by James Lynch, and occupancy of it was shared by Joseph Hobson and family (early attorney & county politician in Fayette & West Union).
.....Leroy was a very active business man.  In the early days (1855-1861) it was said if one had anything to sell, Leroy Templeton would give something for it. 
.....Leroy was a member of the 3rd IA Reg, and soon after the war left Fayette (for his home county, Benton.Co.IN).  He was in the cattle business in TX (and IN), and has been prominent in IN politics during his lifetime.
.....At a soldiers' reunion in Fayette, Leroy said that he became a member of the UIU Board of Trustees upon the solicitation of Mrs. Robert Alexander, because of her plea that the board at that time consisted of 7 preachers, and knew that they did not know how to quarry stone, and it was necessary to have stone quarried in order to build.  Leroy became a member as requested, and directed the quarrying of the stone, "hauled it with oxen and personally shaped the ground upon which the first building (Seminary/College.Hall) was erected.|
.....In addition to his labors as a business man and politician, he was for several years editor of the American Nonconformist, a Populist publication, and became owner of several thousand acres of farm land in Benton.co.IN.  At one time he built an (grain) elevator in Fowler.IN, and operated that for several years.  His is survived by his wife, 3 dau's and four sons.

...1927Apr27, Fayette.IA paper:  Fire Destroyed Old Elevator.  The blaze early Tues. morning removed the old landmark.  Nothing being saved. 
.....Fired of unknown origin destroyed the F.T. Cary Feed Mill and Elevator near the C.M.&St.Paul depot. In the elevator was about a ton of flour, a quantity of feed, corn, salt, 500bu oats belonging to Joe Wood, and oats stored by Walter Rueben Hunt, besides all the machinery used in the plant.  There was insurance of $4k on the building and $4k on contents.
.....The frame of the elevator was built of huge oak timbers which burned for along time.  the rood and sides were lapped up by the flames with great rapidity.  The elevator was built in 1872 by Elijah Gregory, who filled it with wheat, expecting the RR would reach Fayette in 1872, and he would be able to ship it out, but the RR was not extended to Fayette until 1873Gregory lost a considerable sum of money because of this.
...1938, Fayette.IA paper:  O.W. Stevenson's Chats with Old Timer's;  I was told years ago that Charley West hired Elijah Gregory to plant the area of today's Klock Island with black walnut and butternut trees, about half and half.  It may have been Isaac Ashbaugh who at one time had a brick yare (Hulbert's Brick Yard) across the Volga River, west of the Island.

...1938,  Klock's Island was deeded over to the City of Fayette for one dollar but the Fayette Civic Improvement Association continued to work on the grounds, tables, etc.

Klock's Island notes from Chat's with Old Timers, O.W. Stevenson, Fayette.IA paper, 1938.
...Justin E. Miller says he remembers when there was a fair sized clump of burr oak trees in the northeast corner of the part of the Island (or park) south of the road. These being near the old grist mill were mostly cut out by Allen Holmes one time when he was rebuilding the mill race dam, at the mill, which had "gone out." He says there were formerly quite a few large cottonwood trees in the southeast corner of the "Island," near the old "big dam," all but perhaps one of which have been cut away during the years, as also were the big soft maples and willows that were in the southwest corner of the "Island" near what is now the Loban place. In the southwest corner of the "island" there also used to be a fine bunch of wa-hoo shrub (burning bush) where Miller used to get bark for "dropsy medicine," first for his grandfather, John Burget, and later for several other folks.
...Mr. Miller and Mrs. Nettie Newcomer Holmes, say that in earlier days what is now "The Park" was covered with brush, especially gooseberry bushes. Mrs. Holmes seems to think the place in very early days was called "Gooseberry Island."
...When George Klock (son of Henry)  was here several years ago (early 1930's) and was talking with George Hartman about the mill lot he said when his father bought the mill, in 1886, the land was covered with brush and had more trees on it. He and his father (Geo & Henry Klock) cleared out the brush and cut nearly all of the trees except the walnuts and butternuts. It may be Mr. Klock's cutting that developed the present grove of nut trees.
...Somebody once told me that "The Island" or Park was once mostly clear ground and some man scattered a lot of nuts over it from which these trees came. Perhaps there was a first "bit timber" there which was cut off for saw logs and wood.
....The recording this week (April 7, 1938) of a deed for the Park from the Fayette Civic Improvement Association to the Town of Fayette closes one chapter in a booklet of interesting activities of Fayette women that has not yet been published.
...J.S. Briggs wrote from Sumner, March 2, 1938, "I was told years ago by one whom I considered good authority at the time, it may have been Charley West, that a man by the name of (Elijah) Gregory, I believe, hired this same Charley West to plant the Island with nuts, black walnut and butternuts, about half and half, and whoever told me stated the amount that it took of each kind. Possibly it was Isaac Ashbaugh who told me. He at one time had a brick yard across the river west of the Island."
The Nut Trees on Klock's Island. Clark Older says that at one of the last Harvest Home Picnics, always held at Klock's Island, he and Charles West were talking together when a man (speaker of the day) come along and began to comment on the fine grove. Then Mr. West said that he planted eight bushels of walnuts and six bushels of butternuts on the land there, for E. Gregory when he was operating the mill. He said the ground was then clear from brush, but there were a few trees around some edges of the lot. Mr. Older has no memory of any old stumps on the island when he came here. I have had a theory that original forest trees were on the land prior to about 1850.
...John J. Orvis stated, that I have trooped over "Klock's Island" when there were few, if any walnut trees--certainly none old enough to bear, but plenty of old decayed stumps of other trees, which we delighted in kicking over. I recall tackling a big one that would not readily give in, and "old Jerome Seeley" put his foot against it for the final shove. Out came a bundle of blue racers--and we killed 23 by count. With our old ironwood poles we "mowed 'em down" as Charley McCarthy relays via Bergen.
...Some of you will think I am "nuts" about those nut trees. With Chas. Earle and Kenneth Boyd, who were clearing away some wood last week, I measured a walnut stump by the spring brook bank on the Rob. Harvey place. The stump averaged about two feet in diameter, close to the ground. The circumference was about 82 inches, and we made a count of about 75 rings for annual growth. One evening later I measured circumferences of several of the larger walnut trees on Klock's Island. They averaged about 60 inches. A few are larger, the four largest found measured 765, 77, 78, 88 and 93 inches. I doubt if more than one or two nut trees on the grounds are 75 years old, which would mean as old as 1863.


Descendent Trees for surnames,
Elijah Gregory, bro/law of Isaac Newton Templeton
Other surnames may be within the a master FTM file, if researching.

Descendants of James B. Gregory

1 GREGORY, James B. b: 28 Aug 1785 in Buncombe.Co.NC d: May 1843 in Yucatan, Mexico Note 4: 1822 Tax records Shebly.Co.IN: Include; James Gregory, Adam Rhodes, John Rhodes, Isaac Templeton Note 8: 1840 Census: Warren.Co.IN. James Gregory, family of 8.

.. +LEE, Elizabeth b: Jan 1787 in Westmoreland.Co.VA d: 10 Jan 1847 in Warren, Warren.Co.IN m: 1805 in Buncombe.Co.NC

2 GREGORY, Rhoda b: 10 Jan 1806 in KY d: 17 Jan 1848 in Warren, Warren.Co.IN Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN.

.... +TEMPLETON, Isaac Newton b: 1799 in Pittsylvania.Co.VA d: 1873 in Pine village, Adams.Twp, or farm in Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN Burial: Jones Cem, Hooker Corner, Warren.Co.IN. m: 25 Jul 1821 in Lawrence, Benton.Co.IN Father: James TEMPLETON Mother: Lucy BILLUPS Note 2: Abt. 1820 Moved from VA to Shelby.Co.IN; married in 1823; Oelwein.IA paper1901Aug. Note 3: 1822 Tax records Shebly.Co.IN: Include; James Gregory, Adam Rhodes, John Rhodes, Isaac Templeton (1824, living on Lawrenceburgh.St.Rd, 2mi from Blue River. Note 4: Bet. 1834 - 1837 Land, in T21N R8W Warren.Co.IN: 1833May, 80a sec 3 S1/2 NE1/4; 1834Sep, sec 18 40a SW1/4 NE1/4 & 40a SW1/4 NE 1/4, sec 9 40a SW1/4 NE1/4; 1836Apr, sec 18 40a NW1/4 NE1/4 & 80a W1/2 NW1/4. Note 5: 1840 Census: Warren.Co.IN, Isaac Templeton family of ten. Note 6: 20 Jun 1846 Mustered for Mexican War, Sergeant, Co. F, 2nd Indiana Vol Inf, at New.Albany, Floyd.Co.IN by Col. Samuel Churchill; discharged 1846Aug25 on surgeon's certificate. Note 7: Bef. 1850 Warren.Co.IN; farmed, served 3 terms as sheriff (1845-1847), conty assessor. Note 8: 1850 Census: District 5, Benton.Co.IN. Templeton: Isaac50VAfarmer $5k, 2nd wf Maria nee Finch Jennings37OH, Lucy15IN, HenryL14IN, IsaacH11IN, Jasper9IN; Malissa Ann Jennings14IN $2k, GeorgeH Jennings10IN $2k, Martin McDale23IN farmer, Rhoda Templeton7IN. Note 9: Abt. Sep 1853 Peterman Notes: Isaac & Leroy Templeton families came from Benton.Co.IN (to overwinter in cabin at) Bear.Grove (sec 1&12 area, Smithfield.Twp), Fayette.Co.IA. Note 10: Bet. 1854 - 1855 Templeton's, Spring 1854, moved from Bear.Grove into Westfield village & built the Westfield Mill; by 1855, bought lots & started operating the flour mill. Note 11: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac56VA widower farmer & miller (Westfield Mill), son NewtonI(IssacJr)18IN clerk, son R.Jasper15IN; son Leroy26IN miller & wf MaryJane21IN, Orne5IIN, GeoRoss3IN, HenryVines2IN. Note 12: 1856 Census: Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Templeton ch. of Isaac1799. with s/law George Brier & dau Jemima Templeton Brier family: Rhoda12IN, Jennita4IN, Bassel2IN. Note 13: Bet. 1857 - 1858 Remarried, moved to Newton, Jasper.Co.IA; sold off mill interest & land to son Leroy & b/law Eliah Gregory. Note 15: 1860 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.Co.IA. Templeton: Isaac60VA farming, 3rd wf Malinda43KY, A.B.11IN, Lenetta7IN, BasilJ6IN, Wm.H.Hill17IL; & Gardner's, J.E.26NY, MaryJ20IL, Melinda2IA, Helen4mIA. Note 17: Aug 1867 Davenport.Ia paper: Thomas Johnston's Flour Mills, remodeled, Isaac Templeton millwrighting. Note 20: Jul 1869 Paper: Leroy from Benton.Co.IN, returned to visit father Isaac in Iowa. Note 22: 1870 Census: Newton, Newton.Twp, Jasper.co.IA. Templeton: Isaac71VA cattle dealer $1300, Malinda54KY. Note 27: Death location??: 1870 enumerated in Newton.IA, so is 1873 (Ancestry) in IN correct? bz/2014. Note 28: 1888 Will Bk3P17, Cabell.Co.WV 1888Nov (date? is the Isaac of Fayette.IA?,bz/2014): Written 1859Sep24, recorded 1865Aug16; left estate to wife Ann, children $1.

2 GREGORY, Leroy b: 13 Dec 1808 in KY d: 19 Oct 1850 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN

2 GREGORY, Robert Crockett b: 15 Feb 1811 in KY d: 25 Jan 1885 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN

.... +BRIER, Elizabeth C. b: Abt. 1811 in PA d: 26 Mar 1886 in Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA m: 11 Aug 1831 in Fountain.IN

2 GREGORY, Lydia b: 14 Feb 1814 in Lawrence.Co.IN d: 07 Mar 1874 in Hendricks, Shebly.Co.IN

.... +MILLER, Isaac Newton b: 14 Jul 1807 in Gallia.OH d: 10 Feb 1874 in Shelby.Co.IN m: 15 Dec 1831 in Warren.Co.IN

2 GREGORY, Benjamin Franklin b: 11 Apr 1816 in Lawrence.Co.IN d: 07 Mar 1874 in Williamsport, Warren.Co.IN

.... +HEFFLEY, Hannah E. b: 1817 in Warren.Co.IN m: 31 Mar 1839 in Warren.Co.IN

2 GREGORY, Alfred b: 14 Feb 1818 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 31 Aug 1873 in Iroquois, Iroquois.Co.IL Note 11: 1850 Census: (Hooker Corner) Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Gregory: Alfred30 farmer $1k, Lucy23, RachelA5, Isabell3, Emeline1, Edward Gage18 farmhand. Note 14: 1860 Census: Middleport.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL. Gregory: Alfred42 farming, Lucy34, Rachel Ann14, Isabell13, George Frank8, James6, Anna4. Note 16: 1870 Census: Watseka P.O., Middleport.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL. Gregory: Alfred52 farming, Lucy43, GeoF18, Warren15, Hannah12, Lucy4.

.... +UNKNOWN, Lucy b: 1827 m: 24 Oct 1844 in Shelby.Co.IN

2 GREGORY, Narcissa b: 1822 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 1857 in Newton.IN

2 GREGORY, Mary L. b: 1824 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN

.... +CLAWSON, Garrett b: 13 Jun 1804 in Montgomery.Co.OH d: 23 Apr 1860 m: 09 Apr 1843 in Warren.Co.IN

2 GREGORY, Elijah b: 20 Feb 1826 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 26 Apr 1897 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA. Burial: Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San.Bernardino.Co.CA. Note 4: 1850 Census: (likely Hooker Corner), Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Gregory: H.C. (Henry Clay)23IN merhcant, wf MaryC21OH, son James11mIN, bro. Elizah24IN merchant. Note 5: Bet. 1854 - 1855 Moved from IN to Westfield village plat (with Templeton in/laws), engaged in milling business (with Templeton's), Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elija30IN miller, ElizC27MD, Arthur3IN; Rachel Clauson1847IN, Elijah Clawson4IN; adj to Chauncy Hulbert26NY family mason & brick yard W of Volga River at Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1860 Census: Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah33IN miller $500/300, Elizabeth30MD, ArthurW8IN, HoraceN3IA. Note 9: 1860 Census: Sidney Cobb33NY miller $7k/7k family close to Ejijah Gregory33 family. Note 11: 1864 Fayette.IA Cem. Assoc. formed, E.Gregory, treasurer. Note 12: Bet. 1861 - 1869 Burials: Grandview (2 burials) Sec A, Lot29, owner Elijah Gregory, Fayette.IA, Arthur15y, Edith8. Note 14: 1870 Census: Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah45 miller $10k/1200, Eliz49, Horris13, Eliz8, Estella5, Wm3. Note 15: 1870 Census: Westfield village plat, Fay.Co.IA. Westfield Mill owners/operators, $10k/1200 each, Allen Holmes52 & Elijah Gregory45, families living near Mill. Note 16: Nov 1873 Gregory's Elevator built W of Fayette.Depot, speculated on wheat, train a year late, lost major funds, continued with Elevator, Grain/Produce markets. Note 18: 21 Apr 1874 First meeting of Fayette.IA City Council, E. Gregory, trustee, present. Note 21: 1878 Fay.co.IA.Hist.1878: Gregory & Holmes, millers, Westfield Mill, annually 12k bu of flour & meal, cash receipts $7-8k, P.O. Fayette.IA. Note 23: 1880 Census: Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah54 miller, Eliz51, Estella15, Willie11, Mabel8. Note 24: Jun 1880 Ag.Census: Elijah Gregory, Westfield village; 12a tilled $600land/100stock, 3cattle, 4Thay, 2cows, 2calves, 260#butter, 9hogs, 75chick's/9other, 4a wheat, 10a apples/300trees/80bu, 120#honey/4#wax. Note 25: 1883 Built a boot/shoe store on N of Bargin Store, W side of Main.St in Fayette.IA, continued flour & feed business. Note 26: 1885 Census: Westfield plat, NEofSW, sec 29, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah58 feed store/elevator, Eliz55, WilliamL17, Mabel13; adj to son/law Jackson Hendrickson miller. Note 27: Aft. Nov 1885 Sold off Fayette.IA properties (had lost a lot of money trading in Chicago markets), moved to CA (building carpenter with b/law Pomeroy Fussell). Note 29: 1888 Voter.Reg: Redlands, San.Bernardion.Co.CA, 1888, 1892, 1894.

.... +UHLER, Elizabetth Clementine b: 18 Jan 1829 in Baltimore, Baltimore.Co.MD d: 14 May 1918 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA m: 14 Jul 1853 in Rainsville, Warren.Co.IN Father: Erasmus UHLER Mother: Catherine HOFFMAN Note 4: Parent b. MD.

2 GREGORY, Henry Clay b: 13 Dec 1828 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 27 Aug 1906 in Cottonwood Creek, Tehama.Co.CA Note 11: Sep 1850 Census: (likely Hooker Corner), Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Gregory: H.C. (Henry Clay)23IN merhcant, wf MaryC21OH, son James11mIN, bro. Elizah24IN merchant.

.... +KEENAN, Mary Catherine b: 30 Aug 1831 in Winchester, Frederick.Co.VA d: 14 Aug 1913 in Cottonwood Creek, Tehama.Co.CA m: 04 Jul 1849 in Warren.Co.IN

 

Descendants of Elijah Gregory

1 GREGORY, Elijah b: 20 Feb 1826 in Shelbyville area, Shelby.Co.IN d: 26 Apr 1897 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA. Burial: Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San.Bernardino.Co.CA. Note 4: 1850 Census: (likely Hooker Corner), Pine.Twp, Warren.Co.IN. Gregory: H.C. (Henry Clay)23IN merhcant, wf MaryC21OH, son James11mIN, bro. Elizah24IN merchant. Note 5: Bet. 1854 - 1855 Moved from IN to Westfield village plat (with Templeton in/laws), engaged in milling business (with Templeton's), Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1856 Census: Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elija30IN miller, ElizC27MD, Arthur3IN; Rachel Clauson1847IN, Elijah Clawson4IN; adj to Chauncy Hulbert26NY family mason & brick yard W of Volga River at Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1860 Census: Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah33IN miller $500/300, Elizabeth30MD, ArthurW8IN, HoraceN3IA. Note 9: 1860 Census: Sidney Cobb33NY miller $7k/7k family close to Ejijah Gregory33 family. Note 11: 1864 Fayette.IA Cem. Assoc. formed, E.Gregory, treasurer. Note 12: Bet. 1861 - 1869 Burials: Grandview (2 burials) Sec A, Lot29, owner Elijah Gregory, Fayette.IA, Arthur15y, Edith8. Note 14: 1870 Census: Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah45 miller $10k/1200, Eliz49, Horris13, Eliz8, Estella5, Wm3. Note 15: 1870 Census: Westfield village plat, Fay.Co.IA. Westfield Mill owners/operators, $10k/1200 each, Allen Holmes52 & Elijah Gregory45, families living near Mill. Note 16: Nov 1873 Gregory's Elevator built W of Fayette.Depot, speculated on wheat, train a year late, lost major funds, continued with Elevator, Grain/Produce markets. Note 18: 21 Apr 1874 First meeting of Fayette.IA City Council, E. Gregory, trustee, present. Note 21: 1878 Fay.co.IA.Hist.1878: Gregory & Holmes, millers, Westfield Mill, annually 12k bu of flour & meal, cash receipts $7-8k, P.O. Fayette.IA. Note 23: 1880 Census: Westfield village, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah54 miller, Eliz51, Estella15, Willie11, Mabel8. Note 24: Jun 1880 Ag.Census: Elijah Gregory, Westfield village; 12a tilled $600land/100stock, 3cattle, 4Thay, 2cows, 2calves, 260#butter, 9hogs, 75chick's/9other, 4a wheat, 10a apples/300trees/80bu, 120#honey/4#wax. Note 25: 1883 Built a boot/shoe store on N of Bargin Store, W side of Main.St in Fayette.IA, continued flour & feed business. Note 26: 1885 Census: Westfield plat, NEofSW, sec 29, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: Elijah58 feed store/elevator, Eliz55, WilliamL17, Mabel13; adj to son/law Jackson Hendrickson miller. Note 27: Aft. Nov 1885 Sold off Fayette.IA properties (had lost a lot of money trading in Chicago markets), moved to CA (building carpenter with b/law Pomeroy Fussell). Note 29: 1888 Voter.Reg: Redlands, San.Bernardion.Co.CA, 1888, 1892, 1894.

.. +UHLER, Elizabetth Clementine b: 18 Jan 1829 in Baltimore, Baltimore.Co.MD d: 14 May 1918 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA m: 14 Jul 1853 in Rainsville, Warren.Co.IN Father: Erasmus UHLER Mother: Catherine HOFFMAN Note 4: Parent b. MD.

2 GREGORY, Three More b: in IA or IN d: in Infancy, IN or IA

2 GREGORY, Edith M. b: Abt. 1852 in Shelby.Co.IN d: 05 Mar 1861 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec A (Assume in Lot 29 as burial not listed in Grandview book, bz/2014), Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.

.... +UNMARRIED

2 GREGORY, Arthur Walton b: 04 May 1853 in Sheby.Co.IN d: 08 Apr 1869 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec A, Lot 29 (owner father Elijah), burial #124, Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Age at death: 15y11m4d.

2 GREGORY, Horace Newton b: 21 Jan 1857 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 13 Aug 1890 in Oceanside, San.Diego.CA or Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA Note 12: 1878 Fay.co.IA.Hist.1878: Gregory, H.N., station agent at Brush Creek/Arlington. Note 13: 1880 Census: Brush Creek, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Gregory: H.P.23IN station agent, Hattie22OH (Martha Thompson). Note 22: Aug 1890 Cause of death: suicide, 7shots from .22 revolver, station agent at Oceanside.CA, widower.

.... +THOMPSON, Martha E. 'Mattie' b: 1858 in Perryville, Perry.Twp, Carroll.Co.OH d: 1889 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA, from TB. m: 07 Sep 1879 in Brush Creek (Arlington), Fairfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA Father: Eli Isaac THOMPSON Mother: Eliza KIRBY Note 3: Called Mattie Note 5: Married by Rev J.H. Barnes of Fayette.

... 3 GREGORY, Bertha M. b: Jun 1881 in Brush Creek (Arlington), Fayette Co, Iowa Note 3: May have married Wilfred Dwight Scott? Note 5: 1954 Living, Stubenville, OH.

....... +VOWINKEL, Charles A. b: 1872 d: 1936

..... 4 VOWINKEL, Dorothy b: 1902

......... +EDGAR, A. Willis b: 1898

..... 4 VOWINKEL, Charles G. b: 1906

......... +DREER, Eleanor b: 1917

..... 4 VOWINKEL, Elizabeth b: 1910

... 3 GREGORY, Caroline E. 'Carrie' b: Nov 1882 in Brush Creek (Arlington), Fayette Co, Iowa

... 3 GREGORY, Arthur B. b: 1886 in Brush Creek (Arlington), Fayette Co, Iowa

2 'LIZZIE'GREGORY, Elizabeth Luella b: 10 Jun 1862 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1925 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA Note 11: Lived in Fayette.IA several yrs after marriage; moved to Redlands.CA in the 1880's. Note 22: Cause of death: from lingering cancer.

.... +HENDRICKSON, Andrew Jackson b: 11 Oct 1847 in Holmes.Co.OH d: 17 Sep 1947 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA m: 01 May 1879 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1885 Census: Westfield village, Bk2, Lot 6, Fay.Co.IA. Hendrickson: Jackson36 miller, LizzieL22IA (nee Gregory, dau of mill owner Elijah), Clide4, Vernie1.

... 3 HENDRICKSON, William Clyde b: 20 Apr 1888 in Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA d: 05 Feb 1966 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA

... 3 HENDRICKSON, Vernon Uhler 'Vern' b: 06 Jun 1883 in Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA d: 06 Jun 1964 in Los.Angeles.Co.CA

... 3 HENDRICKSON, Arthur Fred b: 12 Apr 1891 in CA d: 27 Jul 1976 in Los.Angeles.Co.CA

2 GREGORY, Estella Belle 'Stella' b: 14 Oct 1864 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 17 Jan 1959 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA Burial: Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San.Bernardino.Co.CA. Note 8: 1885 Census; married, husb farming, dressmaker, on Water.Twp, Fayette.IA. Note 11: 1925 Census; widow, alone, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.

.... +FUSSELL, Elias C. b: 14 Aug 1859 in Sec 25, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 18 Dec 1924 in Redlands, San.Bernardino.Co.CA m: 14 Nov 1883 in Elijah Gregory home, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Father: David E. FUSSELL Mother: Rachel JENNINGS Note 6: 1880 Census; 20y, UIU student, living with parents in Fay.IA. Note 10: 1895 Census; farming E of Fayette; EliasC35, StellaB29, BessieU8, HaroldG5. Note 11: 1900 Census; farming E of Fayette.IA; EliasC1859, StellaB1864, BessieG1886, Harry1889. Note 12: 1910 Census; farming E of Fayette.IA; Elias50, Stella45, Harold20. Note 14: 1882 Paper; Elias Fussel, Restaurant & Bakery, Fayette.IA. Note 15: 1883 Listed liveryman at time of marriage (& restaurant proprietor), lived over business on Mayn.St, Fayette.IA. Note 17: 1885 Census; farming, living on Water.Twp, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA; Elias25, Estella20. Note 19: Jul 1895 Thrown from hay rack, struck by pitch fork handle, broke skin open, recovering. Note 22: Mar 1914 Returned to residence on Mechanic.St, Fayette.IA, after overwintering in Redlands,CA.

... 3 FUSSELL, Bessie M. b: May 1886 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1910 Census; alone, bookkeeper, Fayette, Fay .Co.IA. Note 15: 1824 Living at Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA.

... 3 FUSSELL, Harold Gregory 'Harry' b: 02 Aug 1889 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 11 Nov 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA Note 11: 1924 Living at Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA.

....... +BORCHERS, Martha Louise b: 26 Feb 1890 in Maynard, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Apr 1963 m: 29 Jun 1910 in Iowa

..... 4 FUSSELL, Richard Eugene b: 12 Jun 1921 in Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA d: 18 Sep 1988 in Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA

... 3 FUSSELL, Elizabeth Uhler

2 GREGORY, William Lincoln 'Willie' b: 04 Sep 1867 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Bef. 1918

2 GREGORY, Mabel Laura b: 17 Mar 1871 in Westfield village, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Aft. 1918 in Redlands, San.Bernadino.Co.CA? Note 8: 1918 At time of death of mother, living with, Redland.CA.

.... +UNMARRIED


 


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