|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1815, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1891|
My Third Great Grand Mother via her oldest child and daughter Sarah West Atwell and her first marriage to William Thomas Erridge.
Mary Farley (Doughty) Atwell was the mother of fourteen children, eleven survied to adulthood: Sarah West (Atwell) Erridge McCoy, Anne (Atwell) Webb, John Earl Atwell, Mary Nancy Farley (Atwell) Headley, William H. Atwell, Francis Farley (Atwell) Hoover, Harriet (Atwell) Stober, Richard Noler Atwell, Ellen (Atwell) Aldridge, George Atwell, and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Atwell) Jones.
All of the above children (except for the last three) were born in or near Ramsgate, County of Kent, England. Of the last three, Ellen was born in Pennsylvania shortly after her parents immigrated from England and it is believed that George and Elizabeth were both born in Wapello County, Iowa.
Mary immigrated fron England with seven of her children. They arrived on 18 October 1855 in New York on the Harvest Queen from Liverpool, England. John had immigrated earlier to prepare the way for his family. We still have not found the ship nor the date of his immigration.
OTTUMWA WEEKLY COURIER 1891 ; December 22, 1891, Page 7, Col. 3.
"Mary, wife of John Atwell, died of cancer at 12 o'clock last night, aged 77 years. The funeral will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock tomorrow."
1901 excerpt from ARTICLE: Mrs. Sarah West (Atwell) McCoy ---
"John Atwell was born in England, February 20, 1812, and was first a baker by trade, but later applied himself to agricultural pursuits. He now resides in Kansas. He married Mary F. Doughty, who was born in England, and is deceased. They became the parents of the following children: Sarah W.; Anna ; John ; Nancy ; William ; Frances ; Harriet ; Richard ; Ellen ; George ; and Lizzie."
SOURCE: History of Wapello County, Iowa and Representative Citizens; copyright 1901. Page 312
found online at: [NOTE: two line address]
John Atwell (1812 - 1908)*
Sarah West Atwell Erridge McCoy (1836 - 1922)*
Anne Atwell Webb (1838 - 1917)*
John E Atwell (1839 - 1930)*
Mary Farley Atwell Headlee (1841 - 1923)*
William H Atwell (1843 - 1928)*
Frances Farley Atwell Hoover (1847 - 1908)*
Harriett Atwell Stober (1849 - 1904)*
Richard N Atwell (1851 - 1923)*
Ellen M Atwell Aldridge (1857 - 1935)*
George B. Atwell (1859 - 1928)*
Elizabeth Atwell Jones (1861 - 1938)*
Born in Ramsgate, England. Gone but not forgotten. Aged 76Y. 10M. 23D.
Note: Buried next to her husband, John Atwell.
Round Point Cemetery
Created by: Vicky Winfield
Record added: Nov 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12281788