I am researching Merrit Ransom b 1787 in CT;married Susan b 1796 in CT. They ended up in Knox County, OH,for many years then ultimately in Fulton COunty, IL. Their children were Gustavus RANSOM, b. 1823, Ohio, d. date unknown. Truman S. RANSOM, b. 1827, NY, d. date unknown. +William Augustus RANSOM, b. 11 Feb 1833, Ohio, d. 12 Oct 1909, Wichita, Sedgwick, KS. Mary Schoellen RANSOM, b. 1841, Ohio, d. date unknown
William Augustus married Mary Johnson, dau of Cassandra Johnson on 28 Dec 1858 in Fulton, County, IL. They moved to moved to Wichita, KS between 1868 and 1877. Their children were:
Melvin RANSOM, b. 31 Jul 1859, IL, d. 13 Jun 1894, Mulvane, KS. Eva RANSOM, b. 1862, Il, d. date unknown. Luella RANSOM, b. 1864, IL, d. date unknown. Edward RANSOM, b. 1868, IL, d. date unknown. Ernest RANSOM, b. 1877, KS, d. 04 Dec 1930, Wichita, Sedgwick, KS.
I believe I have a picture of Melvin as a new father. The picture is labeled 4 generations of Ransoms.