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Hiram William Van Cleave

  • Birth 3 Mar 1827 Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 1913 Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 13863767

Hiram William is the son of Hiram Walter and Paulina Van Cleave.
Hiram was born in Shelby Co., Kentucky. He moved with his parents to Parke Co.,Indiana before 1830. By 1850 the Van Cleave clan had moved to Monroe Co., Iowa.

Hiram married Mary Nancy Carter Oct 22, 1846 in Greencastle, Indiana. Mary was born 1828 and died July 31, 1859. (Eliza was 10 years old when her mother died)
Their children were:
Benjamin Carter b. July 9, 1847 Indiana died young.
Eliza Helen born Jan 1, 1849 Iowa and died July 2, 1921 Ottumwa, Iowa buried at Shaul Cemetery. Married Dallas Scott on June 28, 1868 Ottumwa, Iowa. Separated before 1910. Dallas is the son of John Cornelius and Rebecca Morrow Scott.
Katie Ann born Feb 1, 1852 Iowa and died Feb 8, 1944 Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma. Married Joseph S. McAllister on March 31, 1870, McLennan Co., Texas. Divorced before 1900
Tabitha Leona born Sept 26, 1854 Iowa and died Oct 27 1927 Ottumwa, Iowa. Married Winfield Scott Wellman on Nov 17, 1874 Ottumwa, Iowa. Both are buried at Wellman Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa
Talitha Jackalina born Sept 26, 1854 Iowa. Death unknown. Married William Henry Wellman on Aug 20, 1874. Wm Hennry b. Nov 3, 1848 and died Feb 25, 1937 in St. Lucie, Florida. The Wellman brothers are sons of John and Mary Hendrickson Wellman
Cyrus Perry born Sept 16, 1857 in Texas. Died 1911 in Nokomis Twp., Buena Vista Co., Iowa. In 1860 Texas census has Cyrus listed as 4 years old in Jack, Texas and no adult female on census.

Second wife: Nancy Ann Price married June 19, 1863 in Jack, Texas. No children listed

Third wife: Amelia Elizabeth Hoadley married March 8, 1869, Texas. Amelia was born Aug 17, 1840 in Ohio and died Nov. 18, 1898 Iowa. Buried at Blakesburg Cemetery
Their children were: (difference in spelling)
1) Charley Vancleve b. Dec 11, 1870 Tx - d. Oct 31, 1954 Des Moines, Iowa married Dec 24, 1893 Ottumwa, Iowa, to Laura Gibson
2) Melvin Vancleve b. 1873 - (not listed with his family in the 1885 census - would be 12).
3) Emery Lee Vancleve b. Nov 2, 1877 Iowa - d. Jun 21, 1939 married Carrie A. Meek #13863148
4) Achsa B. Vancleve b. Feb 20,1882 in Indian Territory which is now Oklahoma and d. Jan 18 1955 Albia, Iowa. Achsa married 1899 1) Harry F. Angel b.1879 - d. Nov 29, 1901 in a drilling accident. Children: Ferel Leeon and Thelma F. 2nd marriage Nov 16, 1910 to Elmer Chadd b. 1887 Ia - d. ? child: Icel Rowena. Achsa marriage lasted 6 or 7 years and then divorced. Achsa remained in the Blakesburg area, with her children and taking care of her father until his death.


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  • Maintained by: Marcia Habijanac
  • Originally Created by: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
  • Added: 5 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13863767
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram William Van Cleave (3 Mar 1827–2 Nov 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13863767, citing Blakesburg Cemetery, Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marcia Habijanac (contributor 47163912) .