|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1824|
MARGARET (MYERS) CLARK COMMONS
Margaret Myers was the fifth of nine children born to Col. Andrew and Mary (Lloyd) Myers. She was born in 1824 Pickaway County, Ohio. The 1909 obituary of her brother, William Perry Myers, tells the family lived near Tarlton, Pickaway County, Ohio. A few years later they moved to Wayne County, Indiana and in 1836 they moved again, overland (trip occupying one month), to New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois. Margaret would have been about ten years old when the family moved to Illinois.
She was married first to James Clark on 3/7/1844 in New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois. Margaret and James had one child, Ida Caroline Clark, born 1/1/1845 in New Boston, IL.
James died sometime between 1845 and 1850, as Margaret is widowed and she and Ida are living with her parents in the 1850 census.
Margaret's second marriage was to a widower named Enos Commons. They were married on 9/28/1852 in New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois.
CHILDREN OF ENOS & MARGARET COMMONS
(Margaret's Step Children) Enos's sons from 1st marriage to Delilah Sanders:
Nathan Commons, b. Indiana 9/5/1839
Jasper Commons, b. Illinois 11/21/1843
(Enos's Step Daughter) Margaret's daughter from 1st marriage to James Clark:
Ida C. Clark, b. in New Boston, IL 1/1/1845
(Enos & Margaret's children together) The following five children were all born in New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois:
Levi Myers Commons, b. 9/25/1853
Andrew M. Commons, b. 2/14/1856
Orpha M. Commons, b. 12/14/1858
U.S. Grant Commons, b. 2/25/1861
Ruth Martha Commons, b. Apr 1864
MOVE TO KANSAS & OREGON
Enos, and son's, Nathan and Jasper Commons went to Harvey County, Kansas, about 1871, along with other Mercer County families in the "Prouty Wagon Train".
MARGARET'S DAUGHTER IDA
Margaret's daughter, Ida Clark married Franklin Andrew Prouty, son of Mary Lucia (Stone) and Amos Prouty. They were married on 9/14/1865 in Mercer County, Illinois and went to Kansas with the Prouty family as well. Some of the families stayed in Kansas, while others moved onto Oregon. Franklin Andrew Prouty was b. IL 2/1/1846 - d. Harvey County, Kansas on 5/4/1929. Ida Clark Prouty died in KS 12/15/1889. They are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas.
CHILDREN OF IDA & FRANKLIN:
Opal Lily Prouty Cummings (1867 - 1942)
Orenna Pearl Proudy Kendall (1871 - 1925)
Bert J Prouty (1874 - 1918)
Bessie R Prouty Stapf (1882 - 1955)
Margaret and her second husband Enos Commons are both Buried in the Oretown Cemetery; Oretown, Tillamook County, Oregon.
Andrew Myers (1796 - 1881)
Mary Lloyd Myers (1794 - 1876)
James Clark (____ - 1845)
Enos Commons (1820 - 1895)
Ida Caroline Clark Prouty (1846 - 1889)*
Levi M. Commons (1853 - 1941)*
Andrew Myers Commons (1857 - 1935)*
Orpha M. Commons Wilson (1858 - 1916)*
Fred Grant Commons (1899 - 1969)*
Jane Myers Mannon (1818 - 1912)*
William Perry Myers (1820 - 1909)*
Mary Ann Myers Kirlin (1822 - 1909)*
Sarah Ann Myers Willits (1822 - 1847)*
Margaret Myers Commons (1824 - 1892)
Orpha Binkley Myers Ellett (1827 - 1909)*
Levi Willits Myers (1830 - 1924)*
Matilda A Myers Cowley (1833 - 1904)*
Louisa E Myers Mosby (1835 - 1909)*
Created by: Jamie Dawn Paul
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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