Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Clarence Bennett Bentley ~ Live Stock Dealer & Abraham Lincoln King ~ Farmer

12 Hogs. Raised by A. L. King. Age 7 months. Average Weight 240.
Best ever bought by Clarence Bentley.
The postcard photo dates from around 1910.

The photograph above illustrates the importance of the very lucrative pork industry in this area even up into the early 20th century.

A. L. King in the photograph is Abraham Lincoln King (the man with the long coat on). He went by "Lincoln King". He was born on July 16, 1859 and died November 8, 1946. He was 87 years old, 3 months and 22 days when he died. His father was William King (1827-1898) and his mother was Sarah Sabin King (1832-1906). His mother was born near Center Monthly Meeting in Clinton co., Ohio and his grandfather, William Sabin (1803-1869), was a noted Hicksite preacher (1903 Centennial Atlas of Warren County, Ohio, p. 23). Sarah King (formerly Sabin) was disowned from Quaker meeting for her marriage contrary to discipline to William King on December 24, 1856 (Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V., Ohio, p. 116). The Kings were not Quakers.

Lincoln King was married to Izora Hawke. Her parents were Silas P. Hawke an Mary E. Thomas Hawke. Izora was born on September 3, 1862 in Harveysburg, Ohio and died on February 3, 1933 at the age of 70 year, 5 months and 28 days. They are both buried in Miami Cemetery. Izora Hawke King is buried in Hawke burial plot in Section K (End of Drive Turn-around). Abraham L. King is buried by himself in the inverted "V" at the entrance to Section K. Lincoln King was a farmer all his life.

Clarence Bennett Bentley (man leaning against the fence), who was a live stock dealer in Waynesville, died when he was only 46 years old. He died on September 3, 1921 in Blanchester, Clinton Co., Ohio. He died of cerebral embolisms due to an injury to the base of his skull. He was married to Nina Erma Smith Bentley who was almost half his age. She was 24 in 1920. Clarence is buried in Miami Cemetery, Section P. After Clarence's death, Nina married Will C. St. John and became Nina E. St. John. Will and Nina St. John are buried close to Clarence Bentley in the same section.

On his World War I Registration Card, Clarence is described as tall with a medium build with blue eyes and light hair. He was 44 years old when he registered.

If you know anything more about Abraham Lincoln King or Clarence Bennett Bentley, please email Karen at campbeka@oplin.org.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Andrew Powell ~ Help Us Find Out More About Him

Jeremiah Powell, the father of Andrew Powell, pictured above, is mentioned in the 1840 Federal Census as living in Wayne Township of Warren County. Twelve year old Andrew and his fourteen year old sister Jane A. Powell are listed with their father in the 1850 Federal Census. Jeremiah and his children are listed as being born in New Jersey.

On March 29, 1857, the twenty-one year old Jane married Joseph Watkinson in Waynesville, Ohio. Joseph Watkinson had been born in Yorkshire, England. Jane and Joseph move out west to Iowa. By 1860, Andrew Powell is living with the Jonathan and Martha Haines family near Waynesville.

The 1880 Federal Census informs us that Andrew is now married and living in Waynesville. He married Mary A. White on November 28, 1880. He is listed as a laborer.

In the 1910 Federal Census he is listed as a widower.

If you have any further information about Andrew and Mary A. Powell, please contact Karen at campbeka@oplin.org. Thank you.

Jo Stump ~ Help Us Find Out More About Him

"Jo Stump" is written on the reverse

We don't know much about this young man pictured above. He was born around 1841. We think he is one of the two sons of Horatio and Emily Stump of Warren County, Massie Township, Ohio; the other son being Wesley. "Jo" lived with his parents on the farm up at least till 1870. By 1880, however, Horatio and Emily are living by themsleves in Massie Township. It is most likely that this Stump family is related to the Jonas Stump and family of Harveysburg thorugh common grandparents

If you have any information about "Jo Stump" and his family please email Karen at campbeka@oplin.org. Thank you.

Alex Emley ~ Teamster ~ "he was quite a horse man"

Alex Emley
B. January 1, 1848 ~ d. April 5, 1925

Alex, or Alexander, Emley was one of the sons of John and Clarinda McCollister Emley who lived in Corwin, Ohio. Alex's father John was born in New Jersey and he was a farm laborer. Alex was a teamster and had a good reputation for loving and understanding horses.

Alex was married to Mary L. Sidles Emley on October 9, 1872. They do not appear to have had any children. None are mentioned in his obituary, dated April 15, 1925 in the The Miami-Gazette Weekly Newspaper of Waynesville. After the death of his wife Mary on June 27, 1924, Alex had gone to live with one of his sisters in the county outside of Waynesville. According to his death notice which was published in the Miami-Gazette on April 8, 1925, he died at Blair's Hospital in Lebanon and the funeral was held in the Chapel in Miami Cemetery on the following Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. L. A Washburn officiated at both their funerals. Alex and Mary are both buried in Miami Cemetery.

If you have any further information about the Emley family of the Waynesville area, please email Karen at campbeka@oplin.org. Thank you.