Descendants of Hannah * BECHTOLD
Generation No. 1
1. HANNAH *3 BECHTOLD (WILLIAM *2 BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born July 28, 1807 inPA; (BECKTOLD,BECHDOLT, BECHDOLL) see NOTE, and died October 30, 1890 in ButlerCo,OH. She married JACOB * WOLFORD March31, 1825 in Butler Co, OH; from IGI OHmarriages. He was born October 21, 1800in Lancaster, PA; (or WOOLFORD); poss. Sept. 20 ?, and died July 14, 1848 inButler CO., OH.
Notes for HANNAH * BECHTOLD:
On the 1850 census,pg.Butler Co, Madison Twp. Pgs 349-350, Hannah WOLFORD 40, is shown born in PA& with children: John 23, Daniel 18, Samuel 16, Jacob 14, Mary 21 (Isuspect is John's wife), Sarah 12, Susanna 7, Joseph 9 & Eliza A. 4, allborn in OH. On the 1860 census, samelocation, she is Hannah WOOLFORD 52, born in PA living next door to John, andshe is living with Samuel 26, Joseph 19.
Hannah is on the 1870census Pg. 278 Madison Twp. living with Grandson William (Henry) Bolen, nextdoor to son John - this is consistent with the information given to me inJanuary 2003 by Henry Bolen's Great-Grandaughter, Rebecca Pratt, that HenryBolen was raised by his Grandmother Hannah. Then on the 1880 she is listed as Hannah WOLFRED census Pg.136B Roll996. On the latter census she lists bothof her parents born in PA! I need tocheck in the county to see if there is a death certificate & obituary forher, or her son John who died Jan 19, 1908. The Butler Co., page is very extensive on the net (set up by NancySWEEN), and although there are several WOLFORDs there, Hannah is not shown onthe deaths, but I did later have someone mail me a cemetary list showing Hannahintered at the Elk Creek cemetery, 2 miles West of Middletown, OH on Rt. 122,north side. (also see notes on son John& husband Jacob).
In July 1997, Ivisited the gravesite and the property Hannah lived 56 years on, just a milenorth of Astoria, OH, and about 2.5 miles North of the Elk Creek Cemetary. The tall gravestone lists only Hannah &Jacob, finally confirming their relationship, and is next to their son John& his two wives. Hannah's obituarywas a disappointment, and not even found in one of the papers there.
The North America IGIlists a Hannah as a BECHDOLT rather than the other spellings, It shows she waschristened at the Swamp Reformed Church in West Cocalico Twp., Lancaster onJuly 19, 1807, so I presume that is the correct Hannah, although I have noother proof. This CD lists her parentsand sibs, and all but one of those names can be found in Butler Co. marriagesbetween 1825-1850 (except Peter but there is a Philip mentioned). However Hannah's gravestone reads: "diedOct. 30, 1890, age 83 years 3 mos. 2 days, wife of Jacob"; This implies abirthdate of July 28, 1807, which implies a dicrepancy of 9 days with William'sdaughter - could this be a difference of birth versus Baptism dates. - HoweverI later found a Baptism date for her as July 4, 1809.
Hannah's obituary Ifound in the Middletown Daily Signal, November 1, 1890 reads:
Mrs. Hannah Wolford died yesterday morning ather home near Astoria. The deceased wasone of the pioneers of Madison, being 83 years old and having lived at theplace of her death for the past 56 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 O'clock from the ElkCreek Church, services conducted by Rev. D. C. Vance. Internment in Elk Creek Cemetary. (Madison is the Twp. she lived in Butler Co)
Now, on the 1790 census of Cocalico Twp, ofLancaster Co, PA is: John BECHDOLL (sp.is 2 Ls) - with 2 males>15, 2males<16 & 4 females - these numbers include the head of household andpresumably a mother. Please note thishistory as I understand of the evolution of the church William & Magdalenahad their children baptized in the early 1800s. First it was called the Muddy Creek ReformedChurch - then in the late 1700s or early 1800s became the Swamp Reformed Church- then Swamp United Church of Christ - then in 1968 has gained the nameof Peace United Church which it still retains in 2000.
More About HANNAH * BECHTOLD:
Burial: Elk CreekCem., Madison Twp, Butler Co, OH
Notes for JACOB * WOLFORD:
1848 died; NancySilkey sent me an email showing a will in Butler Co. for this year which fitsperfectly with our Jacob. She only wasable to give the details of the number of the will: OW63, P264, at8, P542. I have no idea what that all means, buthopefully some later trip to OH will show this.
See notes on his Father John & hisdaughter Sue. Jacob is found on the 1840Ohio Census, Butler Co, Madison Twp.(Page 108), not very many doors down fromAdam STOVER, just as was Hannah WOOLFORD in the 1850 (page 349) & 1860census, then still she is on the 1870 & 1880 Butler Co. census.
Continuing backwards, there are 2 JacobWOLFORDs in Ohio in 1830, 1.) Ross Co, page 184, Chillicothe Twp. & 2.)Muskingham Co, 324, Salem Twp.
PLUS there is oneJacob WOOLFORD in Delaware Co. 063 Concord Twp. .. - but none in Montgomery Co.as we might expect from son, Daniel Wolford's Douglas Co, IL obituary claiminghe was born there.
In 1820 there is a Jacob WOOLFORD in Ohio @Fairfield Co, page 079, Hocking Twp. AND Jacob WOLFORD @ Pickaway Co,pg. 173 Madison Twp.
AND there is a JacobWOOLFORD in the 1820 Pennsylvania census, Bedford Co, Londonderry Twp., page018.
I have found (on LDS-IGI cd) a Jacob WOLFORDb. 1800 in Hampshire Co, VA, son of John WOLFORD & Catherine (?). Will try to locate possibilities in PA.
The parents I havelisted here for Jacob (John W. & Catherine HECKMAN) & generations abovecame from Jon WOHLFORD from Trimble, MO. I am not convinced we know these are for sure his parents.. this isreally only speculation thus far.
Don S. Wolford of 1804Schirm Dr., Middletown, OH 45042, ph:513-422-6485 gave me (4-97) a list ofdeaths in Butler Co, @ Elk Creek Cemetary, 2 miles West of West Middletown, onthe north side of Hwy 122. This includeddeath dates and ages for Jacob & Hannah, and their son John & his 2wives and a child of Joseph's. Doninsists his name is purely coincidental with these and feels certain he is notrelated to this line.
In July 1997, Ivisited Butler Co, and this cemetary. His tombstone reads: "died July 14, 1848, age 47 years 9 months, 24days". Jacob and Hannah are both shown on the same tall tombstone, eventhough they died many years apart. Theonly other data I gained on that trip was an Obituary for Hannah, which is hereon her info page, but did not add anything of significance, except say that Idiscovered where she lived for 56 years, which means that Jacob moved there1890 minus 56 = 1836, which correlates to his presence on the census'. The land she and John Wolford lived on wasvery beautiful in 1997. I could notfind the Stover name on any property although the census shows them livingclose by. ??
The only suggestion asto Jacob's birthplace was given in an obituary of J.P. WOOLFORD from abiographical & Historical book of Douglas Co. In it it says "His paternal GrandfatherJacob Woolford, was born @ Lancaster, PA, and moved from there to Butler Co.OH. Daniel Woolford came to this countyin March, 1869, and located on a farm 2 miles from Arcola. Since 1893 J.P. Woolford has resided atGalton, and was first engaged in grain buying. In 1894 he built an elevator of 20,000 bushels capacity, and has sincebecome one of the most successful grain dealers in the county.
Elk Grove CemeteryListing in Madison Twp, Butler, County, OH:
WOLFORD, Elizabeth d. 25 Apr 1882, age 41 yrs 9 mos 6das, wife of John
Hannah d. 30 Oct 1890, age83 yrs 3 mos 2 das, wife of J.
Hannah E. d. 29 Aug 1864,age I yr 9 mos 14 das dau of Jos & Catherine.
Jacob d. 14 July 1848, age47 yrs 9 mos 24 das.
John d. 19 Jan 1908, age 81yrs 4 das.
Mary E. d. 22 June 1863,age 21 yrs 9 mos 4 das, wife of John
January 2003: two descendants of Jacob & Hannah'sdaughter, Mary "Polly" Wolford have sent me dates handed down to themshowing 11 children - 3 of whom I didn't have (William, Nancy & Jacob Jr.)- and had a slightly different birthdate for Jacob - they had Sept 20, 1800instead of mine of Sept. 21, 1800. Hereis the main part of the letter received from Jennie Quinn with letters a dayealier from her Aunt, Becky Pratt:
Have a handwritten paper which lists the namesand birth dates of the
Wolford family. This is what is written on the paper:
-- Wolford --
Jacob Wolford born20th of Sept 1800
married Hannah Bechdol(note the different spelling) 31st day of March 1825
William Wolford born18 Jan. 1826
John................15 Jan.* 1827
Mary(Polly).........18 Dec. 1828
Daniel Wolford.......__Dec. 1831
SarahAnn............09 Feb. 1839
ElizaAnn............29 Aug. 1846
* - There is no monthgiven for John, but the person who wrote this used
two dashes (--) toindicate what I believe to be ditto marks elsewhere on
the paper, and thisfalls right underneath the "Jan" for William. She left
a blank space forDaniel's and Jacob's birthdays, so I don't think she knew
I believe this paperwas written by my great-grandmother, Rebecca's
grandmother, PearlBolen Smith. Pearl was the daughter ofWilliam Henry
Bolen, who was the sonof Mary (Polly) Wolford and James Bolen. She also
had a sister namedStella.
More About JACOB * WOLFORD:
Burial: Elk Crk. Cem.,Butler Co, OH
Children of HANNAH BECHTOLDand JACOB WOLFORD are:
i. WILLIAM4 WOLFORD,b. January 18, 1826.
2. ii. JOHN WOLFORD, b. January 15, 1827, Ohio, (per 1870census-Butler Co, MadisonTwp.; d. January 19, 1908, 2nd wife was ElizabethSTOVER, sis of Daniel.
3. iii. MARY "POLLY" WOLFORD, b. December 18, 1828; d. 1857, prob. died inchildbirth with Henry.
iv. NANCY WOLFORD, b. October 11, 1830.
4. v. DANIEL WOLFORD, b. December 26, 1831, Montgomery Co, OH; to Douglas Co,IL March 1869; d. January 16,1908, Bur. @ Arcola Cem, Arcola, IL (Douglas Co).
vi. SAMUEL WOLFORD, b. April 17, 1834.
vii. JACOB WOLFORD, b. November 1836.
viii. SARAH ANN WOLFORD, b. February 9, 1839, I believe she died young?.
5. ix. JOSEPH WOLFORD, b. March 13, 1841.
6. x. SUSAN * WOLFORD, b. January 13, 1843, Ohio; ProbablyMiddletown, Butler Co.; d. November 24, 1911, DouglasCo,IL;Buried @ Arcola Cem;see NOTE.
xi. ELIZA A. WOLFORD, b. August 29, 1846, living single with Motherage 22 in 1870.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN4 WOLFORD (HANNAH *3 BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born January 15, 1827in Ohio, (per 1870 census-Butler Co, MadisonTwp., and died January 19, 1908 in2nd wife was Elizabeth STOVER, sis of Daniel. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH ENGLE January 1, 1857 in Butler Co, OH (if so>last2 below 2nd wife. She was born March 18,1841 in OH; 2nd wife =Elizabeth in 1870-, and died June 22, 1863 in Butler Co,OH;above Daniel STOVER's sister. Hemarried (2) ELIZABETH STOVER Aft. June 1863, daughter of ADAM STOVER and REBECCASTOVER. She was born July 19, 1840, anddied April 25, 1882 in @ Elk Grove Cem. with John & his 1st wife.
Notes for JOHN WOLFORD:
I visited John's graveat Elk creek cemetery, just South of Astoria, on Hwy 122, 2 miles West of WestMiddletown. There were 3 people listedon that tall gravestone: He and bothwives, 1. Mary E. & 2. Elizabeth. Heis also shown on the 1875 platte map living adjacent north to Hannah, and in1895 on the same property, after Hannah died.
1870 - census shownunder Hannah's scrapbook - shows John living next door to Hannah, his motherand with his 2nd wife, Elizabeth STOVER - and with their children - Ellen (from1st wife) and Charles, age 4 from 2nd wife.
Child of JOHN WOLFORD and MARY ENGLE is:
i. ELIZA ELLEN5 WOLFORD,b. 1859, went by Ellen on the census.
Children of JOHN WOLFORD and ELIZABETH STOVERare:
7. ii. CHARLES E.5 WOLFORD,b. 1866, Ohio - listed as a teacher on the 1910 census.
iii. JOHN HENRY WOLFORD, b. 1872, believe he went by Harry -on 1910 censusw.Chas; d. see brother Chas. scrapbook for 1910 census.
More About JOHN HENRY WOLFORD:
Burial: listed as apharmacist on the 1910 census
3. MARY "POLLY"4 WOLFORD (HANNAH *3 BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born December 18, 1828,and died 1857 in prob. died in childbirth with Henry. She married JAMES BOLEN December 21, 1854 inButler Co, OH. He was born Abt. 1828 inI once had her listed as marrying James Pollard or Polard.
Notes for MARY "POLLY" WOLFORD:
January 2002 -received this from Rebeca Pratt:
Thought you would liketo know that we are descendants of the Jacob & Hannah BechtoldWolford. Their daughter Mary (Polly) wasmy great-great grandmother. She wasmarried to JAMES BOLEN (probably around 1854 or 1855), and died in childbirth(or very shortly thereafter) in 1857. Her son, Henry Bolen, was my great-grandfather. He was their only child. He died in 1939 or 1940. Henry was raised by Hannah Bechtold Wolford,known in our family as simply "Granny Wolford". Henry Bolen married Virginia Davis ofMiddletown, Ohio in about 1885-1890 andthey settled in Jay County, IN, near Portland. They had two daughters, Estella, and my grandmother, Pearl. Pearl was born 1/24/1897 and married Elmer EverettSmith in Marion, IN in 1913. She died inMay of 1972. They had two children, Elmer Ellsworth Smith (my father), andVirginia Emmaline Smith Koegel Green. Mydad was born on 1/27/1918 and died on 7/13/83. Virginia was born in 1922 and died in 1980 or 1981.
I once had her listedas marrying James Pollard or Polard at Butler Co, OH on December 21, 1854. Not sure how this could be listed this way,or whether the phonetics of Mary's middle name Polly similar to Pollard hasanything more than coincidence here. Nevertheless, Rebecca above is certain her ancestor is Mary, daughter ofJacob & Hannah.
Child of MARY WOLFORD and JAMES BOLEN is:
8. i. WILLIAM HENRY5 BOLEN, b.January 5, 1857, OH - lived near Portland, Indiana - Jay Co.-; d. May 2, 1941, Marion,Indiana - Grant Co..
4. DANIEL4 WOLFORD (HANNAH *3 BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born December 26, 1831in Montgomery Co, OH; to Douglas Co,ILMarch 1869, and died January 16, 1908 in Bur. @ Arcola Cem, Arcola, IL (DouglasCo). He married ELIZABETH ECKERTFebruary 16, 1854 in Butler Co, OH, daughter of JOHN ECKERT and SARAH ECKERT. She was born May 4, 1837, and died August 6,1914 in together on the 1860 census Butler co,Pg62.
Notes for DANIEL WOLFORD:
Daniel's Obit says hewas a C.W. soldier with the 167th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This obituary claims Daniel was born inMontgomery Co, OH - implying that Jacob & Hannah lived first in MontgomeryCo. in the 1830s before moving south to Butler Co. It also says he moved to Douglas Co, ILMarch 1, 1869. It lists 4children. Interestingly, James Skinnerwas a pall-bearer.
More About DANIEL WOLFORD:
Burial: This lineseemed to prefer the spl.: WOOLFORD
Notes for ELIZABETH ECKERT:
I suggest name ofEMERICK because there is Henry EMERICK age 14, living with them on the 1860census, Madison Twp. while Elizabeth is age 23. I suspect this is her younger brother?
Children of DANIEL WOLFORD andELIZABETH ECKERT are:
9. i. JACOB PETER5 WOOLFORD,b. February 18, 1855, Butler Co, OH; on Marriage Cert.; d. August 2, 1918,lived at Galton, Douglas Co..
ii. SAMUEL L. WOOLFORD, b. November 14, 1856, OH; d. October 3,1931, Douglas Co, IL.
More About SAMUEL L. WOOLFORD:
Burial: Arcola Cem.with parents
iii. SARAH J. WOOLFORD, b. August 19, 1860; d. December 15, 1896; m.NATHANIEL HARRY; b. Abt. 1856.
10. iv. JOHN C. WOOLFORD, b. March 15, 1862, OH; d. 1924.
5. JOSEPH4 WOLFORD (HANNAH *3 BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born March 13,1841. He married CATHERINE (?) WOLFORD. She was born Abt. 1842.
Child of JOSEPH WOLFORD andCATHERINE WOLFORD is:
i. HANNAH E.5 WOLFORD,b. 1862, OH, Buried at Elk Grove Cem.;d. August 29, 1864, Butler Co, OH @ age 1yr.9mos.14 da..
6. SUSAN *4 WOLFORD (HANNAH *3 BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born January 13, 1843in Ohio; Probably Middletown, Butler Co., and died November 24, 1911 inDouglasCo,IL;Buried @ Arcola Cem; see NOTE. She married DANIEL * STOVER November 17, 1864 in Ohio; her obit. says 1863,son of ADAM STOVER and REBECCA STOVER. He wasborn February 7, 1838 in Ohio; moved to Douglas, Co, IL 1884, and died June 30,1907 in Douglas Co,IL;Buried @ ArcolaCem; see NOTE.
Notes for SUSAN * WOLFORD:
I first discovered Suewas Alda STOVER's Mother when I found Alda's Death & Marriage Cert. in theDouglas Co. Courthouse in Tuscola. Ithen found Susan WOOLFORD, age 17 living in Middletown, OH on the June 26, 1860Ohio census of Butler county, Madison Twp. Roll 942. (Page 302 & 303)living with presumed Mother Hannah WOOLFORD, age 52 (Born Pennsylvania) &sibs Samuel 26, Joseph 19, & Eliza 14. No Father was shown, however living next door to them was a Possibleolder brother John Woolford, 31 & a very young wife Mary E. 19, & childEliza E. age 1. All the childrenincluding John, list State of Birth as Ohio, So we are to presume that Hannah& ? Husband left Pennsylvania before by Hannah's age of 21 (1829) if infact John was their older child. So willneed to check the Pennsylvania census of 1820 & 1830 to see if they werethere?
On that same censussheet (5 addresses from Sue) was an Adam Stover see notes on his son Daniel. I need to determine where & when she diedto see if a death cert. & obit. exists.
A wonderful CONFIRMATION of the abovepresumptions came from a letter Virgina (Yager) Lawrence, daughter of Lucille(Skinner) Yager, & Grandaughter of Alda Stover- sent me with a reply frommy request for any information she could find. She wrote that she found a tinyamount of information about people unknown to her but whom apparently are herGreat Grandparents STOVER/WOLFORD. Thistold me for certain of the Wolford connection which up to that point was purelyconjecture. Virginia found thefollowing handwritten as below in a bible at her home handed down from herMother or Grandmother?:
Daniel STOVER was born Feb. 7, 1838
& Susan WOLFORD was born Jan.13, 1843
It also confirmed the date of their marriage,and I have a copy she sent me from that bible - see the scan of those biblepages in Susan's scrapbook.
I was quite happy to find Hannah was with thesame children plus John then was living with them at stating age 23 on the 1850census. Now of much greater interest isthe fact that in 1850 they were living close as in 1860 to the Adam (w sonDaniel) STOVER family.... AND on the 1840 census a Jacob WOOLFORD & familywere living about the same number of houses from the STOVERs also. Unfortunately Hannah & the children werenot shown then due to that was that 1840 was the last year that the only namegiven on the census was the head of household. I feel that strongly indicates that Hannah's husband & Sue's Fatherwas this Jacob, shown then with the same number of children/sex & age asbefore except that there appears to be one extra male under age 5. That likelyindicates they had one male child die in between 1840 & 1850? In the 1870, 60 & 50 census they wereshown as WOLFORD (one "O") but in 1840, Jacob was shown as WOOLFORD. Sue was shown as Susanna.
July 97: I did find Hannah & Jacob'sgrave @ Elk Creek Cem. in Madison Twp., Butler Co. showing the given dateshere. Hannah's obit. doesn't mentionanything about her family (children or ancestors), but does say Hannah died atthe same location she lived for 56 years (since 1836).
In Sept. 97, I found Susan's obituary inArcola. On the front page of the WeeklyArcolian, Nov. 30, 1911:
"Death occurred Fri. Morning; The causeof her death was a stoke of Apoplexy. Mrs. Stover had been a sufferer from paralysis for over 2 yrs. and hasbeen confined to the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Skinner. Mrs. Stover was the daughter of Jacob andHannah Woolford and was born in Butler Co, OH, Jan. 13 1843. She spent her early years in OH and wasmarried to Daniel Stover there in 1863 (ed.other sources say 1864). The couple came to Illinois 28 years ago,locating at Galton which place was their home for many years. After Mr. Stover's death 5 years ago shecontinued to live in her Galton home until 2 yrs. ago last June when she wasstricken with paralysis. 3 children wereborn to them, one of which died at age 5. The others are: Mrs. J.W.Skinner, ARcola and Mrs. V.V. Hartford, Port Arthur, TX." This implies they came to Illinois in 1883or 84, about 15 yrs. after Daniel WOLFORD came to Arcola area. 1910- She is in Douglas Co. at Arcola Twp, near city of Arcola, living with herdaughter, Alda and her son-in-law, Will Skinner - see John William Skinner'sscrapbook for that census.
Notes for DANIEL * STOVER:
Daniel Stover is listed with his parents onthe 1860 Ohio, Butler Co., (Middletown), Madison Twp. Census, Page 301 or302. Although I cannot be certain it islater Susan's Husband, I strongly suspect it is, especially since they wereshown living 5 houses down from Susan Woolford in 1860. He was shown as 5 years older than Susan, andlisted as a laborer as was his Father. His Birth State was shown as Ohio as was his Father Adam Stover, but theMother, Rebecca Stover was shown from Pennsylvania. The 1850 & 1880 censusshows the same thing, for the Adam & Rebecca's birth location. They were living a few doors from theWoolford's in 1850 also. The dates forthe births of Daniel are estimated based on the census, so could be +/- oneyear. Adam is also shown on the 1840census in Butler Co., as well and near Jacob Wolford. And probably still living in the same place,as the distance in names on the census is consistent. The 1840 census doesn't show names of peopleother than head of household but the age ranges/sex of children are the same,so I am relatively certain it is the same family.
He and Susan are shownmarried on the 1880 Butler Co, census, he age 42, Farmer, says he is from OH,as is his Father, but says Mother was from PA. They misspell Aldas name as Alvi? age 10 and shows Ellen, age 7. I amtrying to find out if Ellen is Mrs. Vernon Hartford, listed in Daniel'sobituary. - Later proved true and I havespoken to descendants of Ellen, in the Port Arthur, TX area but they knewnothing of Ellen's sister Alda nor of any Wolford name.
Virginia Lawrence, from Kansas reported tome she has a family bible page that shows the marriage, birth & death datesof Daniel STOVER & Sue WOLFORD. Virginia has sent a copy of this to me (See Sue Wolford's notes)- see acopy of this in Susan Wolford's scrapbook.
Daniel's obituary from the ArcolianNewspaper of July 1907 says: "Awell known resident of the vicinity of Galton, passed away at his home in thatvillage on Saturday morning of last week. Mr. Stover came to the vicinity of Galton about 20 yrs. ago fromOhio. He has been a successful farmerand a much respected resident of the Galton neighborhood. He is survived by he is wife and 2 children,Mrs. Will Skinner and Mrs. Vernon Hartford. At the time of his death he was a few months past 69 years of age. Note: THIS Obit. says nothing of parents or sibs names and whereabouts! So, it appears that Daniel & Susan cameto Douglas county in the mid to late 1880s, about 18 years after Susan'sbrother, Daniel Wolford came to Douglas Co. IL.
Also see wife, Susan'sobit which says They had 3 children, (the 3rd, dying at age 5- accounting forthe long gap between marriage and first living child). Also the obit. says Mrs. Vernon HARTFORDlived in Port Arthur, Texas in 1911. I havealso found a clipping of Mrs. Vernon Hartford's mother in law in 1929 sayingVernon still lived in Port Arthur, TX, but it did not mention Ellen. This information led me to a few descendantsof Ella - one who has written me, but was unable to supply me with barelyinformation on her immediate family - let alone any knowledge whatsoever ofElla's parents. She did barely recallthat Douglas Co. has been mentioned, but had no clue where it fit in and had noidea they came from Ohio. This womandid recall that Ella, her Grandmother was sort of a saintly woman, but didn'thave good things to say about Ella's husband as the family implied that Ellawas mistreated by her husband. See the1875 map in Hannah Wolford's scrapbook. It shows a parcel of land immediately West of Hannah and her son John'sproperty that appers to say (almostillegible) D. S. Stover 7.5 - I assumethat was Daniel Stover's property. I'venever been able to find Adam's name on anything in the county, but feel he musthave been there, since he was on every census 1840-80 living near to theWolford property.
Children of SUSAN WOLFORD andDANIELSTOVER are:
11. i. ALDA E. *5 STOVER, b.December 31, 1871, Middletown, Ohio - Butler Co.; 1900 census says 1873; d.June 23, 1937, Arcola, Douglas Co. IL; see NOTES.
12. ii. ELLA STOVER, b. 1873, Actually Ellen ?; d. 1951, PortArthur, TX; @ age 78; or 1950 ?.
Generation No. 3
7. CHARLES E.5 WOLFORD (JOHN4, HANNAH *3BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born 1866 in Ohio -listed as a teacher on the 1910 census. He married ELIZABETH (?) WOOLFORD. Shewas born 1875.
Child of CHARLES WOLFORDand ELIZABETH WOOLFORD is:
i. JOHN6 WOLFORD,b. 1909.
8. WILLIAM HENRY5 BOLEN (MARY "POLLY"4WOLFORD, HANNAH *3BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born January 5, 1857 inOH - lived near Portland, Indiana - Jay Co.-, and died May 2, 1941 in Marion,Indiana - Grant Co.. He married VIRGINIADAVIS. She was born Abt. 1858.
Notes for WILLIAM HENRY BOLEN:
Note, William Bolenlisted on 1870 census living with Hannah at age 13. He went by "Henry" This is consistent with
This note from RebeccaPratt:
- Henry Bolen'sobit. His name is listed as simply"Henry Bolen", "born in
Butler County, Ohio January 5, 1857 the son ofJames and Polly (Wolford)
Bolen". He died in Marion, IN (Grant County) on May 2, 1941.
Children of WILLIAM BOLEN andVIRGINIA DAVIS are:
i. ESTELLA6 BOLEN, b.Abt. 1895.
ii. PEARL BOLEN, b. January 24, 1897, This is the Grandmother ofRebecca Smith Pratt; d. May 1972; m. ELMER EVERETT SMITH, 1913, Marion, Indiana; b. Abt. 1896.
9. JACOB PETER5 WOOLFORD (DANIEL4 WOLFORD, HANNAH *3BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born February 18, 1855in Butler Co, OH; on Marriage Cert., and died August 2, 1918 in lived atGalton, Douglas Co.. He married CAROLINE "CARRIE" KELSODecember 24, 1879 in Arcola, Douglas Co., IL, daughter of WILLIAM KELSO andCARRYCURRY. She was born April 10, 1860 inIL, and died July 13, 1931 in both are buried at the Arcola Cem., Douglas Co,IL.
Children of JACOB WOOLFORD andCAROLINE KELSO are:
i. ROSCOE MARCHANT6 WOOLFORD,b. November 1880; d. 1947; m. VIVIAN IRENE HALBERSTADT; b. Abt. 1880.
ii. ALFRED JACOB WOOLFORD, b. February 1894.
iii. SAMUEL WARD WOOLFORD, b. April 1897; d. 1980; m. BESS CARROLL; b.Abt. 1898.
10. JOHN C.5 WOOLFORD (DANIEL4 WOLFORD, HANNAH *3BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born March 15, 1862 inOH, and died 1924. He married MARY SUSAN HOOD. She was born October 1864 in OH.
Child of JOHN WOOLFORD andMARYHOOD is:
i. ROBERT HUGH6 WOOLFORD,b. January 1893, source: his daughter, Rebecca Baker, Charleston, IL; d. 1941,Arcola, IL; m. CHARLOTTE CECILIA LYONS; b. 1893; d. 1970.
More About ROBERT HUGH WOOLFORD:
Burial: Arcola Cem.
More About CHARLOTTE CECILIA LYONS:
Burial: Arcola Cem.
11. ALDA E. *5 STOVER (SUSAN *4 WOLFORD, HANNAH *3BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born December 31, 1871in Middletown, Ohio - Butler Co.; 1900 census says 1873, and died June 23, 1937in Arcola, Douglas Co. IL; see NOTES. She married JOHN * WILLIAM SKINNER August 22, 1895 in Galton, Arcola Twp,Douglas Co.IL, son of JAMES SKINNER and ANNA CHENEY. He wasborn February 20, 1872 in Douglas Co, IL ; maybe Born: Feb.23rd -went by"Will", and died August 24, 1942 in Arcola, IL in a Mausoleum there.
Notes for ALDA E. * STOVER:
Initially there wereother versions of her name (STOKER), but both her marriage certificate and herdeath certificate show it as STOVER. What is different about the 2 certificates is the 1st name of herFather: the death Cert. reads David and the Marriage C. reads Daniel. The Marriage C. would seem to me to be morelikely correct. Both show her Mother asbeing Sue WOOLFORD, and both parents born in Ohio, and her being born inMiddleton, OH. I suspect this isMiddletown, (between Dayton & Cincinnati), However I have discovered a tinytown named Middleton on the far Eastern border of Ohio, south of Youngstown,just SE of Columbiana; & NW of Pittsburgh, PA. I need to get her obituary from June 1937 tofinalize her research. Later I foundsolid data showing her family in Butler Co, OH, thus making the correct townthat of Middletown in Eastern Butler Co. I've also been in contact - analog mail - with descendants of Alda'sonly sibling (a brother died at age 5), her sister Ella. Apparently Ella & her husband moved toPort Arthur, TX from Douglas Co., about the turn of the century - and somestill live there.
Notes for JOHN * WILLIAM SKINNER:
John is on the 1920census with his age erroneously corrected to 58 when it should be 48, same asAlda's. That census is from the city ofArcola, and it correctly lists his parents birth places. Virginia LAWRENCE in Pittsburg, KS tells meher Grandfather, John William went by "Will".
Children of ALDA STOVER and JOHN SKINNER are:
i. JAMES * CLIFFORD6 SKINNER,b. May 12, 1898, Arcola, IL; d. May 6, 1962, Decatur, IL 6 days short of 64years old of Emphysema; m. EDNA * VIOLA BROTHERTON, June 1, 1921, Mattoon, IL; b. July 4,1900, Mattoon, IL; d. October 18, 1994, Lakeland, FL - at 94 y.o..
Notes for JAMES * CLIFFORD SKINNER:
J.C. was on the 1920census of the city of Arcola at age 21, still living with John W. & Aldaand his younger sister, Lucille. He wasVice President of Crown Cork & Seal in Decatur, IL. He was a heavy smoker.
More About JAMES * CLIFFORD SKINNER:
Burial: Fairlawn Cem.,Decatur, IL
Notes for EDNA * VIOLA BROTHERTON:
When I first met mywife's Grandmother, Edna in 1976, she was a very frail, small, friendly ladywho lived in Decatur, IL. She had been widowed for 14 years by then and seemedquite capable of being independent and seemed to enjoy remaining so. However, as she became older, and somewhatdemented, her only living child, Kenneth (Ann's Uncle) moved her next door tohe & his wife in Connecticut. Shecontinued to deteriorate and needed to be moved to a nursing home. In her last 5 years she usually did notrecognize her family, and had major medical problems, kept alive in anunnatural state by modern medicine. Shedied after Kenneth elected to move her to Florida where they were also movingto. - Allan Griffith
More About EDNA * VIOLA BROTHERTON:
Burial: Fairlawn Cem.,Decatur, IL
Event 1: 1925, CliffordStanton = Stillborn
Event 2: 1927, DonaldRay Stanton= Stillborn
ii. LUCILLE ELIZABETH SKINNER, b. April 29, 1903; d. March 12, 1972, TerreHaute, IN; m. SYLVAN AUSTIN YAGER, Arcola, IL; b. February 18, 1896; d. August 23,1970, They lived @ 2227 S.8th St. Terre Haute,IN.
More About LUCILLE ELIZABETH SKINNER:
Burial: Roselawn Cem.,Terre Haute, IN
More About SYLVAN AUSTIN YAGER:
Burial: Roselawn Cem.
12. ELLA5 STOVER (SUSAN *4 WOLFORD, HANNAH *3BECHTOLD, WILLIAM *2BECHDOLT, JOHN1BECHDOLL) was born 1873 in ActuallyEllen ?, and died 1951 in Port Arthur, TX; @ age 78; or 1950 ?. She married VERNON V. HARTFORD in SeeNOTES of her Father, Daniel, son of WILLIAM HARTFORD and MARGARET VANDEREN. He wasborn Abt. 1872, and died 1930 in lived in Port Arthur, TX at least 1911-29.
Children of ELLA STOVER and VERNON HARTFORDare:
i. HAROLD6 HARTFORD,b. Abt. 1900.
ii. SELMA PEARL HARTFORD, b. Abt. 1902; d. 1990; m. MR. STAFFORD, 1stHusband surname McKENZIE; 2nd STAFFORD; b. Abt. 1880.
iii. WAYNE HARTFORD, b. Abt. 1905.
iv. PALMER HARTFORD, b. Abt. 1908.
v. EDWIN CLIFFORD HARTFORD, b. February 10, 1915, Port Arthur, TX; m. ALMA HARTFORD; b.Abt. 1916.