For Unsells interested in scanned images, I have one of Helen Jo Unsell Kaser on my family tree.I will have one of her father, Euler Elkannah Unsell shortly.Helen was born in 1893, and lived to be 104.She was an only child.
Descendants of George Fredrick Unseld
Generation No. 1
1.GEORGE FREDRICK1 UNSELD1 was born 1709 in Germany1, and died 1756 in Frederick Co., MD1.He married MARIA APPOLONIA HOFFMAN1 1734 in Frederick Co., MD1.She was born Abt. 17091.
Child of GEORGE UNSELD and MARIA HOFFMAN is:
2. i. GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR., b. Abt. 1735.
Generation No. 2
2.GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR. (GEORGE FREDRICK1)1 was born Abt. 17351.He married ESTHER MILLER1.She was born Abt. 17451.
Child of GEORGE UNSELD and ESTHER MILLER is:
3. i. HENRY3 UNSELL, b. 1750, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. 1820, Kentucky.
Generation No. 3
3.HENRY3 UNSELL (GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR., GEORGE FREDRICK1)1 was born 1750 in Frederick Co., Virginia1, and died 1820 in Kentucky1.He married KATHERINE SCOWELL1 17821.She was born 17651, and died 18291.
Notes for HENRY UNSELL:
Henry Unsell was born in Frederick County,Virginia, and died in Kentucky.His place of residence during the Revolution was Shepherdstown (or Shepherd's Town), West Virginia.He was a private in the Revolutionary Army.His military service is established on records found in the book "Shepherds Town" on page 354.
(Information from Helen Jo Kaser, establishing her membership in the DAR, around 1954.)
War of 1812 Service Records:
UNSELLHENRY"14 REG'T (MITCHISSON'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA".enlisting rank: SERGEANTdisch. rank:SERGEANTroll box 213roll exct 602
County:Muhlenberg CountyRecord Type:Federal Population Schedule
Database:KY 1810 Federal Census Index
Full Context of A History of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Courts and Courthouses
The first petit jury impaneled for the circuit court served at the March term, 1803, and was composed of: Samuel Handley, John Dennis, David Casebier, David Robertson, Thomas Bell, Thomas Littlepage, Thomas Randolph, Henry Unsell, George Nott, Henry Davis, Jacob Anthony, and Philip Stom. The first case tried was that of "The Commonwealth against Peter Acre, sometimes called Acrefield." Peter Acrefield was charged with assault, and was fined "one penny besides costs."
Children of HENRY UNSELL and KATHERINE SCOWELL are:
4. i. JAMES MARTIN4 UNSELL, b. May 15, 1784, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky; d. October 12, 1867, Pike Co., MO.
ii. SCOWELL UNSELL1, b. Abt. 17861.
iii. CATHERINE UNSELL1, b. Abt. 18001.
Generation No. 4
4.JAMES MARTIN4 UNSELL (HENRY3, GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR., GEORGE FREDRICK1)1 was born May 15, 1784 in Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky1, and died October 12, 1867 in Pike Co., MO1.He married ELIZABETH COLEMAN JACKSON1 1811 in Kentucky1, daughter of LEROY JACKSON and MOLLY COLEMAN.She was born Bet. 1790 - 1793 in Kentucky1, and died 1883 in Peno, Pike Co., MO1.
Notes for JAMES MARTIN UNSELL:
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Worked to found the school system
Township:S E Qr Sec 32Range:T-6 R-3 W
Reference:THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
CHAPTER VII GRANTS WEST OF TENNESSEE RIVER (1822-1858)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
More About JAMES MARTIN UNSELL:
Emigration: Pike Co., Missouri1
Children of JAMES UNSELL and ELIZABETH JACKSON are:
5. i. TABITHA5 UNSELL, b. September 20, 1812; d. February 17, 1846.
ii. LUCINDA UNSELL1, b. October 14, 18141; d. December 24, 18931; m. (1) MASON BENN1; m. (2) ENOCH HOSTETTER1.
iii. ALFRED UNSELL1, b. May 08, 18161; d. October 13, 18581; m. (1) GRABRILLA BENN1; m. (2) PERMILIA E. NELOW1.
6. iv. JOSEPH M. UNSELL, b. November 26, 1818, Pike Co., MO; d. April 24, 1872, Pike Co., MO.
v. LUCRECIA A. UNSELL1, b. February 24, 18211; d. May 17, 18951; m. ROBERT ANDERSON BESHEARS1.
vi. ELI T. UNSELL1, b. December 21, 18271; d. September 18, 18431.
vii. ELIAS J. UNSELL1, b. December 31, 18271; d. 19271; m. EMMA LANDING1.
viii. WILLIAM A UNSELL1, b. October 25, 18301; d. Abt. 18531; m. MARY PATTERSON1.
ix. JAMES MARTIN UNSELL, JR.1, b. December 18, 18301; d. July 22, 19181; m. CATHERINE AGNESS BENN1.
x. HENRY TATE UNSELL1, b. July 26, 18341; d. March 24, 19141; m. (1) ELIZABETH CAVERLY1; m. (2) IDA VERMILLION1; m. (3) ISABEL J LITER1.
Generation No. 5
5.TABITHA5 UNSELL (JAMES MARTIN4, HENRY3, GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR., GEORGE FREDRICK1)1 was born September 20, 18121, and died February 17, 18461.She married JAMES A MC MILLAN1.
Child of TABITHA UNSELL and JAMES MC MILLAN is:
i. JAMES A6 MC MILLAN, JR.1.
6.JOSEPH M.5 UNSELL (JAMES MARTIN4, HENRY3, GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR., GEORGE FREDRICK1)1 was born November 26, 1818 in Pike Co., MO1, and died April 24, 1872 in Pike Co., MO1.He married MARY BOWLES1 December 30, 1840 in Ralls, MO1, daughter of THOMAS BOWLES and ELIZABETH R..She was born February 12, 1823 in Saverton, (tiny town along the Mississippi)1, and died April 11, 1913 in Missouri1.
Notes for JOSEPH M. UNSELL:
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He was a farmer, had 11 children.built a big, white, house for his family.All kids but Euler left when they married, and he managed the farm with his mother.
some sources say b 12/11/1818 d4/23/1872
Notes for MARY BOWLES:
When her husband died, she lived with her son and daughter-in-law, EE Unsell and Kathryn B. Kibler Unsell.She was well treated by her daughter in law, and her people loved to visit her there.
She lived with her son until her death at age 90.
(Helen Jo Unsell Kaser).
Children of JOSEPH UNSELL and MARY BOWLES are:
i. ELIZABETH61, b. Abt. 1843, Peno, Pike Co., MO1; d. Aft. 18821; m. JAMES B. CARVER1, November 1864, Pike, MO1; b. March 1839, Ralls, MO1; d. Aft. 18821.
ii. HENRY C. UNSELL1, b. 18441.
iii. HIRAM UNSELL1, b. 18461.
iv. THOMAS M. UNSELL1, b. 18481.
v. LUCINDA UNSELL1, b. 18501.
vi. EVA C. UNSELL1, b. Bet. 1852 - 18541.
7. vii. EULER ELKANNAH UNSELL, b. March 11, 1854, Frankford, MO country, Pike countyUnsell home; d. April 24, 1924, Frankford, MO country, Pike county Eric Kaser's house.
viii. URA UNSELL1, b. March 11, 18561; d. 18821.
ix. BOWLES UNSELL1, b. 18581.
x. MAY E. UNSELL1, b. 18601.
xi. COURTNEY M. UNSELL1, b. 18621.
Notes for COURTNEY M. UNSELL:
Courtney died young.Eric Kaser has a photo of him standing.Mamaw called the portrait "Uncle Courtney"died when about 13.
xii. JOSEPH E. UNSELL1, b. 18641.
Generation No. 6
7.EULER ELKANNAH6 UNSELL (JOSEPH M.5, JAMES MARTIN4, HENRY3, GEORGE FREDRICK2 UNSELD, JR., GEORGE FREDRICK1)1 was born March 11, 1854 in Frankford, MO country, Pike countyUnsell home1, and died April 24, 1924 in Frankford, MO country, Pike county Eric Kaser's house1.He married KATHRYN BIANCA KIBLER1 December 28, 1892 in Ilinois1, daughter of JOSEPH KIBLER and SARAH RUBLE.She was born April 01, 1861 in Kibler farm south of Pittsfield, Illinois Pike County1, and died November 23, 1938 in Phoenix, ArizonaMaricopa County1.
Notes for EULER ELKANNAH UNSELL:
E.E. or "Bus" (short for Buster?)
Was one of 11 children, managed the big farm with his mother.
In the words of Helen Jo Unsell Kaser, his daughter, then 99 years old:
"He grew up to be the mentor of his siblings, and also to lend most of them money on the 'never return' plan...He continued to live and work on this farm [near Frankford, MO.-- this old house has burned down, until 1911, when he sold it and went to Frankford, MO to live for three years.Meanwhile, he had bought another farm, about 3 miles from Frankford.A very old, southern type house originally built by a retired sea captain, was the only house on the place, so Dad had it completely remodeled and put in water, lights and heat, and they moved into it.Unfortunately, he had only six months to enjoy it.One day on a ladder trimming a tree, the limb supporting the ladder broke and he fell to the gound, and this caused my Dad's death.However, this farm and house are still owned and occupied by an Unsell great grandson and his familyand has been remodeled times without number and really looks nice."
More About EULER ELKANNAH UNSELL:
Burial: Frankford, MO1
Notes for KATHRYN BIANCA KIBLER:
Painting of her reclining at the lake painted by an aunt.Owned by a great grand daughter.
"The Unsell family loved my mother better than their own siblings.No wonder, for they visited Grandmother Unsell, who lived with us, often and my mother was always so kind and considerate of them all.After Dad's death, she lived the 13 years more with Virgil and me with never a word of complaint.She was a born teacher and began to teach our children when they were tiny.There were very few people like my dear mother.She left this life while in Phoenix, where she was 77 years old, and lies beside my Dad in the cemetary at Frankford, MO."
(from notes by Helen Jo Kaser, in her 99th year)
More About KATHRYN BIANCA KIBLER:
Burial: Frankford, MO1
Medical Information: had bronchiactis. tiny1
Child of EULER UNSELL and KATHRYN KIBLER is:
i. HELEN JO7 UNSELL1, b. October 02, 1893, outside Frankford, Missouri, Unsell home1; d. June 03, 1998, Phoenix, ArizonaMaricopa County1; m. VIRGIL CARSON KASER1, October 21, 1914, farm close to Frankford, Missouri Unsell place1; b. December 15, 1874, cabin near the KnobsWoods, near Baring, MO. oak, nut , fruit trees2,3; d. May 24, 1963, Phoenix, ArizonaMaricopa County4,5.
Notes for HELEN JO UNSELL:
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Written by Helen Unsell, about 1993.She left a drawer full of neatly organized, typed accounts of her many trips abroad, and also research papers she had presented to her study group, late in life.She also wrote musings on Scripture, and read the Bible through each year.
My mother, being a natural teacher, taught me until I was ready for the 8th grade.We lived so far from both country schools, she thought they were too far for winter walking.So I attended a little red brick country school only one term, my 8th grade.But we did have a good teacher.Dad loaned me his good saddle horse, Rob-- such a safe, kind horse, and I rode a side saddle, so with plenty of blankets I made it without any accidents.
The next years I attended Pike College in Bowling Green, MO.Then my mother went for 2 winters to Silver City, NM, hoping to get rid of a dreadful bronchial cough, and she took me with her.I attended high school there.The year before we went there, I had attended William Woods College in Fulton, MO, an excellent girls' school.
During the last winter we spent in NM, my Dad spent a few weeks with us and met a man, Mr. Fred Kaser, from Kirksville, MO, and his son, Virgil.As a walked down town one day, I met Dad and a sharp looking young man to whom Dad introduced me.So our meeting was very orthodox.Virgil very soon began to talk of marriage.I told him, while on one of our horse back rides, that there were 3 things I was determined to do before I would consider that fateful step, 1.I must be 21 years old,2.I must finish school and 3.,I had to have a good-looking man.
He agreed to all these musts, so when fall came around in 1914 returned to William Woods College.My major, of course, was piano.[I think these dates are a little mixed up..Lucia]
On October 21, 1914 we were married in my old home with my parents and 3 cousins as guests.The cousins had a car, something very scarce then, and after we had said the fateful words the cousins drove us to Louisiana, MO, where we took the train to Chicago, IL where we spent our honeymoon.
Then we arrived at our small post office town, Baring, MO, where we spent a month in a brand new hotel, while redid our house on the Kaser farm for occupancy of our first 13 years of life there.This house was a large, two story one, heated by 2 big wood burning stoves and a wood burner in the kitchen.
In the course of time, we had 2 children, Gene Carson, and his sister [who is alive].
Our life on the Baring Farm was not remarkable.I was used to farm life, and got used, in time to 2 children.
Virgil had a big Cadillac car which had a long rest each winter for a paved road was only one to be read about, then.For sometimes a farm wagon or horsefack were the only means of transportation for weeks.[Helen Jo said they used to take baby Kathryn out in the car to get her to go to sleep].My mother, who lived with us for 13 years after Dad's death, completed our family.Our close friends were Mr. and Mrs Charles Brosius.Virgil and Chales had a summer cottage built on a railroad water lake nearby,and it is still in our family.Our grandson and his family occupy it a few days in summer, for it has been reconditioned until now it is a nice little home. [in house plumbing was added, and a septic tank summer of 1963.Until then, the only bathroom was a chemical toilet in the Clubhouse].
Finally in 1926 Virgil tired of the long, cold winters, and we drove to Arizona, where we have been grounded for 67 years.
Our children grew up, graduated from colleges and married.Our son, chose the MO farms to live and work.After 4 1/2 years in WWII he married Evelyn (Toby) Heiser, a Hannibal, MO girl, and they had 3 children.
Virgil, much to my sorrow, departed this life in 1963, and I'm so glad my daughter and 3 of her children live here.
At age 99 years I am still able to push a pen, and make mistakes on my typewriter.As I push 100, maybe I'll be attending my great grandchildren's weddings
(End of History that Helen wrote for P. Kaser.Actually, she did attend the wedding of great grandson J.B. and knew his children.
More About HELEN JO UNSELL:
Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, AZ5
Cause of Death: colon cancer5