1 William Edwards Edwin H. Edwards b. Feb. 24, 1807 b. Feb. 22, 1840 d. July 14, 1873 p. Clay County, MO Elizabeth Leeds Welton d. Dec. 9, 1919 b. July 24, 1813 Robert Elcana Edwards p. Webber, KS d. Dec. 26, 1885 b. May 20, 1874 Elcanna Cullom Owens p. Jewell Co, KS Mary E. Owens b. Oct. 15, 1815 d. Feb. 9, 1906 b. Feb. 27, 1845 d p. Jewell County, KS p. Holt County, MO Mary Nickells d. Dec. 9, 1916 b Robert Clinton Edwards p. Jewell County, KS d b. Apr. 13, 1904 James Atkins p. Mound City, MO b. May 12, 1817 d. May 4, 1997 Montgomery F Atkins d. Jan. 18, 1882 p. Nuckolls Co, NE b. Sept. 9, 1841 Lydia Fisher p. Wythe County, VA b. Mar. 5, 1818 Victoria Anne Atkins d. Jan. 8, 1925 d. July 19, 1851 b. Jan. 30, 1876 p. Webber, KS Charles Miller p. Monroe County, WV b. June 6, 1804 d. Aug. 24, 1950 Jane Miller d p. Topeka, KS b. Apr. 18, 1838 Mary Peters p. Monroe County, WV b. Dec. 3, 1804 d. Oct. 23, 1927 d. Nov. 15, 1897 Elsie Irene Edwards p. Webber, KS b. Jan. 3, 1924 p. Jewell County, KS d. George McKinney p. b. d. Alexander Wilson McKinney b. Jan. 1846? Davey p. County Cork, Ireland b. George William McKinney d d. b. Aug. 14, 1874 p. Webber, KS p. Carleton, NE d. Feb. 24, 1947 Patrick Reynolds p. Brea, CA b Annie Reynolds d. b. Nov. 13, 1853 Mary Connor p. Chicago, IL b Velma Leona McKinney d. Feb. 14, 1897 d. b. Feb. 26, 1905 p. Webber, KS p. Webber, KS d. Aug. 19, 1993 Josiah Gleason p. Superior, NE b. Aug. 15, 1793 George H. Gleason d. Sept. 21, 1833 b. May 18, 1832 Roxana Torrey p. Worcester, MA b. Dec Roxie Ann Gleason d. Dec. 31, 1907 d. Aug. 26, 1842 b. May 3, 1872 p. Beaver County, OK p. Putnam County, MO Allen Griffin d. May 16, 1913 b. Dec. 21, 1804 p. Webber, KS Ann Griffin d b. Sept. 20, 1833 Florilla Ford p. Vinton County, OH b. Sept. 25,1805 d. Mar. 4, 1893 d p. Putnam County, MO
2 Name place of death age cause of death 1. Edwin Harness Edwards** Webber, KS 79 uk 2. Willia m Edwards Nebraska City, NE 66 uk 3. Robert Elcana Edwards* Webber, KS 32 Suffered from kidney & stomach trouble for 2 yrs. carbuncle on throat 2 weeks before death (diabetes) 4. Elizabeth Leeds Welton Jewell Co., KS 72 uk 5. Elcanna Cullom Owens Superior, NE 71 pneumonia 6. Mary Elizabeth Owens** Jewell Co., KS 71 uk 7. Mary Nickells Holt Co., MO 34 died after child birth 8. Robert Clinton Edwards* Nuckolls Co., NE 93 killed in car accident 9. James Atkins Wythe Co., VA 65 uk 10. Montgomery Freel Atkins* Webber, KS 84 bedfast for several years before death paralysis (kidney & heart complication) 11. Lydia Fisher Wythe Co., VA 33 uk 12. Victoria Anne Atkins* Topeka, KS 74 uk; complications, type 2 diabetes 13. Charles Miller Monroe Co., WV 80 uk 14. Jane Miller** Webber, KS 89 uk 15. Mary Peters Monroe Co., WV 93 uk 16.Elsie Irene Edwards living at age George McKinney Ireland uk uk 18. Alexander Wilson McKinney** Webber, KS 72 uk 19? Davey Ireland uk uk 20. George William McKinney* Brea, CA 73 uk; complications, type 2 diabetes 21. Patrick Reynolds Chicago, IL uk uk 22. Annie Reynolds* Webber, KS 44 died after childbirth 23. Mary Connor Chicago, IL uk uk 24. Velma Leona McKinney* Superior, NE 88 old age; complications, type 2 diabetes 25. Josiah Gleason Sutton, MA 40 uk 26. George Hiram Gleason* Beaver County, OK 75 uk 27. Roxana Torrey Dixfield, ME 46 uk 28. Roxie Ann Gleason* Webber, KS 41 obit: "died after a short illness" 29. Allen Griffin Jewell Co., KS 79 uk 30. Ann Griffin* Putnam County, MO 60 consumption (tuberculosis) 31. Florilla Ford Superior, NE 67 uk 32. Benjamin Tallent Blount Co., TN 73 uk 33. James Tallent Blount Co., TN 71 uk 34. Samuel James Tallent** Republic County, KS 60 uk 35. Martha? Blount Co., TN 68+ was living in James Anderson Blount County, TN 73 was living in Edy Anderson Blount Co., TN 32 uk 38. Toley Troy Tallent* Belleville, KS 84 heart failure 38. Jesse James Blount Co., TN uk uk 39. Alvin R. James Blount Co., TN 62 uk 40. Mary Rooker Blount County, TN 75 uk 41. Tennessee B. James** Republic Co., KS 44 died after childbirth (burned severely in a fire a short time before her death) 42. James Key Blount County, TN uk uk 43. Salina Key Blount Co., TN 62 uk 44. Ursula Greer Blount Co., TN uk uk 45. Dale Omer Tallent living at age Rudolph Fry Waynesboro, VA 84 uk 47. John G. Fry* Pawnee City, NE 78 uk 48. Mary Groves Waynesboro, VA 65 uk 49. John David Fry* Republic Co., KS 70 shot himself 50. Christian Coffman Augusta Co., VA uk uk 51. Sarah Coffman* Holmesville, NE 83 uk (she went blind in old age) 52. Katrina? Augusta Co., VA uk uk 53. Vinna Belle Fry* Belleville, KS 90 old age
3 54. Jonas Stoner South English, IA 73 uk 55. Henry Stoner South English, IA 74 uk 56. Elizabeth Cupp South English, IA 55 uk 57. Margaret Emma Stoner** Republic Co., KS 60 uk 58. Solomon Wine Keokuk Co., IA 70 uk 59. Catharine Wine South English, IA 79 uk 60. Katie Shrum Rockingham Co., VA 28 died after childbirth 61 Cynthia Kay Tallent living at age 49 Mother's side The average age of death on my maternal side for males was years and for females was years. This is almost the same for my father's side for males, but there were more females that died from childbirth on my mother's side, lowering the average. The Edwards and Owens were from Wales and came to America in about 1735 living in Spotsylvania and Orange Counties in Virginia for a few generations. From there they moved to Kentucky and later to Clay, Andrew, and Holt Counties in Missouri. They were planters and a few owned slaves at one time. During the Civil War, they left Missouri for Nebraska City, NE where William Edwards worked as a blacksmith and Edwin Edwards was a teamster on the Santa Fe Trail and to California. After the war, Edwin and Mary moved down into Jewell County, KS where the family has farmed since. The Atkins also came to America in the 1700's from England and settled in Virginia, only farther down the Shenandoah Valley in Wythe County. Montgomery Freel Atkins was conscripted into the Confederate Army where he was a teamster. Captured June 5, 1864 north of Staunton, VA, he was sent to prison at Camp Morton, Indiana. In March 1865, he said, "They threw the gates open and we walked home, begg'en for grub as we went." He caught pneumonia and ended up in the Hospital in Richmond, VA. In 1882, Montgomery and Jane Atkins came west to Doniphan County, KS and on to Jewell County in He worked as a drayman. The Peters and Millers were of German descent. They came to America in the 1700's and settled in the part of Virginia that later became West Virginia (Monroe County). Henry Miller was a gun smith and learned the trade from a Mr. John Peters (who became his father-in-law). Peterstown, West Virginia was named for one of Mary's ancestors. The McKinneys and Reynolds were Irish and came to America because of the potato famine in Ireland. Alex worked as a sailor on the Great Lakes and married Annie Reynolds in Chicago, Il. When Alex broke his leg and it would not heal, the doctor told him to move to a dryer climate --- Strang, NE. They farmed until they lost everything to grasshoppers in They moved to Webber, KS and Mr. McKinney sold farm machinery. A daughter, Valentine McKinney, was born to them on Feb. 14, 1897 and Annie died in childbirth. Alex married twice after Annie's death. His third marriage was to the widow of Robert Edwards, Victoria Edwards. This makes my great-grandfather (RC Edwards) a stepuncle to the woman he married (Leona McKinney). Victoria Edwards McKinney ran a hotel at Webber, KS. The Gleasons came from England in the mid 1600's to Boston, Mass. and lived in this area for generations. George Gleason's parents died when he was young and he was raised by his uncle and aunt Torrey. They came west, first to Hancock Co., IL and then to Putnam Co., Missouri. George was a blacksmith. Roxie Gleason, the youngest of George and Mary's children went to Jewell County, KS to visit Griffin relatives and while there she met George McKinney. The Griffins had a bank at Webber and George McKinney worked there. Later, he worked his way up and ran the Webber Bank. After he retired, George McKinney moved to California to be near his children living there. My Tallent ancestor came to America in 1732 from London as an indentured servant or a convict and paid his debt with six years of labor on a plantation in Lancaster County, VA. His widow and sons
4 were in Anson County, NC by 1757 and our line migrated into Blount County, TN by Tennessee was a divided state during the Civil War and Benjamin Tallent served in the Union Army although much of the state was Confederate. He was a sawyer by trade, cutting trees for lumber. His son, Samuel Tallent brought his family to Republic County, KS after Samuel's wife Tennessee "Belle" was lighting a fire to heat the house one Sunday morning and was severely burnt. She was carrying a child at the time and lived with great pain for almost two months, till her daughter was born. Belle died shortly after she gave birth. Alice, the daughter, was raised by her oldest brother and his wife, Avery and Leona Tallent. Toley Tallent served in France during World War I. He was caught behind enemy lines for two weeks and hid in a wine cellar with nothing to eat but cheese. His son and my grandfather, Dale Tallent served in the Pacific during World War II in the Navy and Marines. Jesse Mc James was the youngest son of Jesse and Feby James and their only child born in America (Virginia). The James family came from Ireland just a few years before his birth in They moved down into Blount County, TN shortly after Jesse's birth. Alvin James served as a Justice of the Peace in Blount County, TN. All my ancestors on my maternal grandfather's mother's side were German. They probably came to Pennsylvania first and later moved down into Augusta and Rockingham Counties in VA. They all came west together in 1854 to Iowa and Keokuk Counties in Iowa. John Fry and Sarah Coffman had eloped and married at Harper's Ferry a year before coming west. Her parents were against their marrying. Henry Stoner and Catharine Wine married in Iowa County, IA. It was said that Henry had an "eye" for Catharine on the trip west. When John and Sarah Fry moved from Iowa to Pawnee County, NE, their son, John "David" stated his love for the young Margaret "Emma" Stoner. He said he would come back to Iowa and marry her. It took him five years to save up the money, but he was true to his word, and she waited for him. After their marriage in Iowa, David and Emma farmed in Pawnee County, NE until about 1904 when they moved to Republic County, KS. Sources: Most of my information was provided by my father, David Barnes. He is a member of the Brown County Genealogical Society and has helped compiled family tree books on the Schober, Wenger, Cashman and Tallent lines. Also, I received information and pictures from my grand parents, Donald and Betty Barnes and Dale and Elsie Tallent. My Grandmother, Elsie, has the dowry trunk of her grandmother, Roxie McKinney. It contains her family album. The late Floyd Howes of St. Joseph, Missouri compiled a history of the Edwards Family and all families connected with this line down to my g-grandfather, RC Edwards. George William Stoner of South English, Iowa compiled a book on the Wine and Stoner family in Jewel Colvin (Niswander) McDaniel of Raymond, CA compiler a book on the Fry family in * Information on date and cause of death was taken from newspaper obituaries or death certificates. ** Year of death and age at death were calculated from grave stone inscriptions.
5 James Tallent Benjamin Tallent b b d Samuel James Tallent p. Anson Co., NC Martha? b. Apr. 15, 1852 d. Apr. 30, 1890 b p. Blount Co.,TN p. Blount Co., TN d. after 1860 d. Apr. 21, 1912 James Anderson p. Republic County, KS Edy Anderson b b d. after 1850 p. Blount Co., TN d Toley Troy Tallent p. Blount County, TN b. Apr. 24, 1894 Jesse James p. Blount Co., TN b d. June 29, 1978 Alvin R. James d p. Belleville, KS b. Nov. 26, 1818 Mary Rooker p. Blount Co., TN b Tennessee B. James d. Apr. 11, 1880 d. after 1870 b. Mar p. Blount Co., TN James Key p. Blount County, TN b d. Oct. 30, 1906 Salina Key d. p. Republic Co., KS b. Mar. 9, 1834 Ursula Greer p. Blount County, TN b d. Jan. 6, 1896 d. Dale Omer Tallent p. Blount Co., TN b. Feb. 14, 1925 p. Republicl County, KS d. p. Rudolph Fry b John G. Fry d b. May 7, 1822 Mary Groves p. Waynesboro, VA b John David Fry d. Aug. 14, 1900 d b. Feb. 12, 1858 p. Pawnee City, NE p. Iowa Co., IA d. Mar 4, 1928 Christian Coffman p. Republic Co., KS b Sarah Coffman d. b. June 3, 1831 Katrina p. Augusta Co., VA b Vinna Belle Fry d. Sept. 20, 1914 d. b. Dec. 4, 1902 p. Holmesville, NE p. Pawnee Co., NE d. Sept. 28, 1992 Jonas Stoner p. Belleville, KS b in VA Henry Stoner d. Jan. 16, 1875 b. Jan. 14, 1832 Elizabeth Cupp p. Rockingham Co., VA b. Dec. 31, 1806 Margaret Emma Stoner d. Jan. 5, 1906 d. Sept. 14, 1861 b. Apr. 21, 1860 p. South English, IA p. Keokuk Co., IA Solomon Wine d. Jan 3, 1920 b. Apr. 23, 1812 p. Republic Co., KS Catharine Wine d. Mar. 28, 1882 b. Feb. 6, 1837 Katie Margaret Shrum p. Rockingham Co., VA b. Feb. 9, 1809 d. Jan d. Aug. 10, 1837 p. South English, IA