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Joseph Sidney Gresham, 186x - 1941, man of mystery

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Joseph Sidney Gresham, 186x - 1941, man of mystery

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 9:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
These are some things I've found about Joseph Sidney Gresham, who I think was the same person. He may have been two. Can anyone help? In particular,
When was he born?
Was he really born in Illinois?
Did he really marry all those women?
What were their maiden names and birth years?
Thanks

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Joseph Sidney Gresham
Father: Anthony Gresham (15 Sep 1814 - 1888)
Mother: Phoebe Mary Solomon (bet 1812 and 1818 - 18 Sep 1868)

Birth 13 Feb 1866 Illinois
Census 1870 (age 04) Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri
Census 1880 (age 14) Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri
Census 1900 (age 34) Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri
Census 1910 (age 44) Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri
Census 1920 (age 54) Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri
Census 1930 (age 64) Kelly Twp, Carter, Missouri
Death 17 Oct 1941 (age 75) Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri
Burial Carter County, Missouri - Gresham Cem

Marriages/Children
1. Lillie Ann Wallor (Wallos? Wallace?)
Marriage 28 Oct 1887, Carter County, Missouri

2. Georgia Ann Wallis (Wallace?)
Marriage 31 Jul 1891, Carter County, Missouri
Children Eliza Gresham (Mar 1894 - )

3. Sarah Bell Cowan
Marriage 22 Apr 1904 (age 38) Carter County, Missouri

4. Bessie May Sears
Marriage bet 1920 and 1922 (age 54) Carter County, Missouri (prob)
Children
Josephine Gresham (1921/22 - )
Troy Gresham (1923/24 - )
John W Gresham (1926/27 - )
Sidney Gresham (1928/29 - )

Notes

Joseph's death certificate says he was born in 1859 in Missouri. He appears in the census:
1870: 05 (1865) Mo
1880: 14 (1866) Illinois
1900: 30 (1870), Mo
1910: 46 (1864) Illinois
1920: 54 (1866) Illinois
1930: 69 (1861) Kentucky

His tombstone says 13 Feb 1866.


1900, Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri

Grissom, Joseph, head, "abt 30", Widowed, Mo, Va, Ky
Grissom, Berry, stepson, Jun 1887, 13, Mo, Mo, Ala
Grissom, Eliza, dau, Mar 1894, 6, Mo, Mo, Ala

Sarah Bell's death certificate says her father was George Cowan, and her marriage to Joseph Gresham lists her as "Sarah Bell Crowford". The assumptiion is that Joseph married a widow, Sarah Bell Cowan Crowford.

1910, Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri

Gresham, Joseph, head, 46, Ill,, Va, Ky
Gresham, Sarah B, wife, 35, Mo, Mo, Mo
Gresham, Liza, dau, 16, Mo, Ill, Tenn
They have been married for 6 years.
Sarah has a sad little "2/0" for children borne/children living
Eliza, as the 1900 shows, is Joseph's daughter and Sarah B's step-daughter.


1920, Jackson Twp, Carter, Missouri

Gresham, Joseph S, head, 54, Widowed, Ill, Va, Mo


1930, Kelly Twp, Carter, Missouri

Gresham, J Sidney, head, 69, Ky, Tenn, Tenn
Gresham, Bessie M, wife, 42, Mo, Mo, Ark
Gresham, Josephine, dau, 8, Mo, Ky, Mo
Gresham, Troy, son, 6, Mo, Ky, Mo
Gresham, John W, son, 3, Mo, Ky, Mo
Gresham, Sidney, son, 1, Mo, Ky, Mo
House, Herbert, stepson, 9, Mo, Mo, Mo


Missouri Death certificate 24041
Name: Joseph Sidney Gresham
Died: 17 Oct 1941 in Jackson Twp, Carter, Mo
Male, white, married
Spouse: Bessie Gresham
Born: 15 Feb 1859, Mo.
Occ: Farmer
Father: Anthony Grisham
Mother: Solmon
Burial: Gresham Cem


Sources

Missouri Death certificate 24041.
Joseph Sidney Gresham, d. 17 Oct 1941

US Census, 1870, Jackson, Carter, Missouri; Roll: M593_766; Page: 483B; Image: 509.
US Census, 1880, Jackson, Carter, Missouri; Roll: 679; Page: 590C; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0422.
US Census, 1900, Jackson, Carter, Missouri; Roll: 845; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 36;.
US Census, 1910, Jackson, Carter, Missouri; Roll: T624_775; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 566;.
US Census, 1920, Jackson, Carter, Missouri; Roll: T625_908; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 1024.
US Census, 1930, Kelly, Carter, Missouri; Roll: 1181; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 690.0;.

US Gen Web, Carter County site, Gresham Cemetery transcription.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
Joseph S Gresham
Miss Lillie Ann Wallor
28 Oct 1887, Carter Co.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
Joseph S Gresham
Miss Grorge Ann Wallis
31 Jul 1891, Carter Co.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
Joseph Gresham
Sarah Bell Crowford
22 Apr 1904, Carter Co.

Missouri Death certificate 7753
Sarah Bell Gresham, d. Mch 3, 1915 in Jackson Twp, Carter, Mo
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