|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1842|
Pend Oreille County
CIVIL WAR VETERAN Williamson Page was the son of Williamson and Betsy "McCloud" Page. He was born about February 18, 1842 near Eel River in Hendricks County, Indiana. He served 18 months during the civil war in the 51st Indiana Volunteers prior to the age of 21. He had been discharged with a disability and drew a good pension so he had money to spend.
In 1866, he married Malinda Plunkett of Putnam County. Malinda had been rotating suitors taking her to church and recalled that Willie Page, the youngest of the Pages, came to see her every second Sunday for five months before he proposed. The couple married at her brother Alfred Plunkett's home and moved into Willie's brother Bob's old place. Their first child, whom they named Oliver, was born 13 months later. The couple sold the land a year and a half later and relocated four hours away by wagon to Boone County where Willie's sister Demarias Gardener lived. They paid about $2400 for the sixty acres, 40 in cultivation and 20 in timber. The house had four big rooms; once it had been a country church. Their daughter May arrived in 1971 and their last child, a son, arrived in 1875.
Willie's father-in-law had died and after his estate was settled, the couple decided to relocate to Kansas as the Army had promised veterans 160 acres of free land. By covered wagon they traveled west and ended up in Beloit, Kansas. They tried homesteading but Willie wanted to return to Indiana. He booked passage on a train to ship the horses and wagon home. They rented out their Boone County farm and moved to Black Rock in Wabash River country where his sister-in-aw Nancy lived. After two years of bad crops in both counties, they returned to their Boone County farm but Malinda left him with the three children and moved to Texas. He sent May to live with his sister, Annie Shepard and the two boys went with him to his sister Demarias' home. Willie divorced Malinda while she was away; a year later, Malinda came to Kansas and picked up their daughter. Willlie kept the boys with him. they were in New Albany, Kansas in 1880.
Willie married again to Mary Lineberry. She had died before the 1900 census when he was living in Jordan Valley, Oklahoma.
Family records show that Willie died in Ione, Washington after 1900 but his name does not appear in the Washington death index and the exact date and place of his death cannot be confirmed.
Williamson Page (1797 - 1866)
Elizabeth McCloud Page (1802 - 1880)
Malinda J Plunkett Jenkins (1848 - 1931)
Oliver Wesley Page (1866 - 1958)*
Ida May Page Dickson (1871 - 1943)*
William A Page (1875 - 1946)*
Mary Eleanor Page McCloud (1825 - 1911)*
Jeremiah J. Page (1834 - 1915)*
Chesley Page (1835 - 1878)*
Robert M. Page (1838 - 1906)*
Demarius Page Bush (1842 - 1908)*
Williamson Page (1842 - 1901)
Created by: Margie & Bob von M
Record added: Mar 23, 2014
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