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Reginald Day
Martha Ballwell Wishard
Martha married first William Ford abt. 1818. they had a daughter Mary Ann with William's death sometime before 1826. It is possible that Martha married a D. Prother sometime after William Ford's death and before she married James Wishard. Martha married James Wishard in 1826. Matha died in Sept 1859 and is buried in McDuffy Cem., Union Co., IA under the name Martha Wishard with the notation on her headstone wife of James Wishard. See 1850 census Liberty Jefferson Co., IA under James Wishard 49 NY, Martha Wishard 53 OH(wife) and a Eveline Bollwell age 98 B. Ohio living in same household. The census doesn't specify whether Eveline is James' mother-in -law. A William Ballwell and Daniel Ballwell born in England and about Martha's age in nearby households in this census. This is very unusual name. William and Daniel are probably related in some way.
Added by Reginald Day on Oct 13, 2014 9:06 PM
JD Gilkey
Gilkey Info
Thank you, are you related the Gilkey Family?

I am always looking for distant cousins to add to the Gilkey Tree.

JD Gilkey
Added by JD Gilkey on Sep 02, 2014 12:02 PM
Doris Christensen
Thank you for updating Delilia's memorial for me - really appreciate your linking her to the family. She was a sister to my gt-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Cottrell.
Added by Doris Christensen on Jul 05, 2014 8:54 AM
Alan Thompson
Theo and Wesely
I spoke with my mother about possible relationship confusion. Did you ever hear Jonny Cash singing, "My name is Sue…How Do you Do?"
My Great Grandma always told us that her name is "Theo" just like you would name a boy. If I were in your shoes I would wonder about the relationships also. After you decline the transfer based on the confusion of relationships, I asked my mom if her grandfather was made fun of being married to her grandmother having a masculine name. My mother told me knows.
Wesley and Theo were not conventional parents at all in a day when you had mental challenged son as in the case of Don. They never put him in special home for retarded children in those days. They took him to Sunday school as well as doing the farm chores with the rule he could not drive the car or tractor. Don was allowed to work and save his own money.
After Wesley died Don had a nervous breakdown with nothing to do and was put in a home where he had nothing to do. In retrospect, my great-grandparents where a head of their time by valuing their son in age when you sent a child like him away to save yourself from embarrassment.
When I see the mentally challenged working, I remember the story that my great-grandma told about the farmer refusing to pay him just as much money as kid bailing he. Wesley told them that they pay him just as much as the others because he works just as hard or harder than those young punk kids in the late 40's. They always paid Don what he was worth because he would put in a hard days work.

Alan Thompson
Added by Alan Thompson on Jul 04, 2014 5:06 PM
Alan Thompson
Clearly you are not a descendant of Theo Gleata Johnson Wilson Hanson whose parents where John E. Johnson, and Blanch May Williby. I know where her parents are buried and I will be downloading them as well as her brothers.
Her maternal Grandfather John Thompson Williby is buried in Brownlee Cemetery in Lucas County Iowa. She married my Great Grandfather Wesley Robert Wilson whom she built a dream house out of scraps of marbles on Army Post Road that was torn down after the last Des Moines.
In her Union with Wesley, she had four children
Margaret Elaine Wilson
Dorothy Wilson
Donald Wilson
Anabelle Wilson.
Theo and her husband had blood types that did not mix, and Anabelle was a blue baby that only lived a few days.
Theo's daughter, Margaret married, my grandfather, Carl Dash, in 1937. My mother was born in 1938. In 1940, my grandmother (Margaret) had a still born baby, and years later a joint marker was procured that included Anabelle. My mother, Marlyn Dash Thompson married my father James Donald Thompson in July of 1955, and her grandmother Theo remarried Ivan L. Hansson.
Theo and Ivan signed prenuptial agreement that they would be buried by their spouse that they had children with so this is why there is a stone in memory of Ivan Hanson in the Norwalk Cemetery.
I am the youngest child of Marlyn Dash Thompson
Will you kindly transfer this memorial to my account?

Alan Thompson
Added by Alan Thompson on Jul 04, 2014 3:58 PM
Alan Thompson
Theo Wilson Hanson
Will you kindly transfer this memorial to me. My mother, Marlyn Thompson is excited about writing the bio about her grandmother. She is tell me so many things.

Alan Thompson
Added by Alan Thompson on Jul 03, 2014 4:24 PM
Alan Thompson
I am the Great Grandson of Theo Wilson Hanson 97290996. My mother is Marlyn Thompson who is the daughter of Margaret Wilson who is Theo's daughter. I would like to build the page with the photograph's my mother inherited from her mother.

Alan Thompson 48456316
Added by Alan Thompson on Jun 25, 2014 10:22 PM
Lindy/Olga Wise
Bessie Bruns
Thank you for transferring Bessie to my care. She is already connected to her parents. Keep up the good work. I am a Wise by marriage and am trying to connect as many as I find. Thanks again.
Added by Lindy/Olga Wise on Jun 08, 2014 8:34 PM
Bill Thayer
James R. Wasson 78437216
Just as a matter of curiosity, you will probably be interested in this man's highly unusual career. He was a graduate of West Point — first in his Class — and fought on Taiwan as a Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army, among other things! His entry in Cullum's Register is at

I've been unable to find a copy of the Army General Orders for 1883 online; his dismissal was very likely for embezzlement, I would guess.

Kind regards,
Bill Thayer
American & Military History
Added by Bill Thayer on Jun 02, 2014 9:34 AM
Family Historian
Everett & Nellie Bailey
Thank you so much for the transfer of my grandparents :) I am so grateful for your work!!
Added by Family Historian on May 26, 2014 1:37 PM
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