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Munger, Philip & Salmon

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Re: Munger, Philip & Salmon

Posted: 7 Feb 2007 8:24AM GMT
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Surnames: MUNGER, DENIS, PHELPS, FERRIS, SOULE, KING, MURRAY, DARRAH, FOLTS, FOSTER, CROSS, MITCHELL, STOUGHTON, RICHARDS, POINDEXTER, WORNELL, WILLIAMS, AUSTIN, WATSON
In the 'The MUNGER Book' by J. B. MUNGER the following information can be found on Philip, Salmon, Thomas and Darius.

This family is through Nicholas's second son Samuel.

282 i Salmon (Salmon,5 Philip,4 Joseph,3 Samuel,2 Nicholas,1). b. Saratoga Springs, NY 18 December 1786; d Hanover, Chautauqua, NY 11 December 1845; married Charlotte DENIS,______, 1808 daughter Daniel and Mary (WOLF) Denis; b Monmounth County, NJ_______, 1791; d Emmetsburg, Iowa, ___August 1882. Her homes was near Sandy Hook.

Children 7th Generation

790 i Lydia b Saratoga Springs, NY 1809 died young

791 ii Darius Sales b Chautauqua, NY 21 August 1812
married Julia PHELPS

792 iii Daniel Denis b Chautauqua, NY 1 May 1814
married Pheobe FERRIS

793 iv Ruth b Saratoga Springs, NY 5 February 1816
married Stephen W. SOULE

794 v Charlotte b Hanover, Chautauqua, NY 22 June 1818
married Alanson KING

795 vi Salmon Lewis b " " " 24 March 1820
married Emeline SMITH

796 vii Cornelia b " " " 1822 died young

797 viii Cordelia b " " " 11 March 1824
married 1st Seth MURRAY
married 2nd John DARRAH

798 ix Justin Bishop b " " " 19 January 1826
married Elizabeth FOLTS

799 x Mary b " " " 23 July 1828
married Johnson FOSTER

800 xi Infant b " " " 1830 died young

801 xii William Dix b " " " 19 April 1831
married Catherine CROSS

802 xiii Electa b " " " 6 May 1833
no marriage listed

803 xiv Ellen Panama b Silver Creek, 27 May 1837
married Rev Bennett MITCHELL

" Salmon MUNGER bought land in the 'Holland Purchase' about 1809 or '10, locating in what is now Chautauqua County, NY. Here he had begun to make a home where neighbors were few and Indians plenty, when as a 'Minute Man' he was called into the army, leaving his young wige and infant son in their wilderness home. He was located at Buffalo, when that place was burned by the British." ' Coporal, Capt. Tubbs company ( Reg't. not given).
" Near the close of the war, returned to Saratoga County, where he remained about two years, when he again moved his family to his wilderness home with his family." Here in the course of the years and with the assistance of his sons, became possessed of a fine farm. In addition to farming, he was a stock buyer and contracter. Member of the Baptist church; deacon for many years.

791 ii Darius Sales MUNGER (Salmon,6 Salmon,5 Philip,4 Joseph,3 Samuel,2 Nicholas1). b. Nashville, Chautauqua, NY 21 August 1812; d Wichita, KS, 5 December 1879; married Julia PHELPS, at Forestville, NY 7 August 1834, daughter James and Ruth (STOUGHTON) PHELPS; b Westfield, Mass., 10 March 1814; d Wichita, KS 18 March 1894.

Children 8th Generation

1483 i Julia Helen b Silver Creek, NY 16 August 1835
married Enoch RICHARDS

1484 ii Charles Phelps b Manitowoc,WI 18 September 1837
married 1st Mrs. Vestella C. (POINDEXTER)RIDWAY
married 2nd Mrs. Mary M. (WORNELL) COAKLEY

1485 iii Melissa Love b " " " 27 June 1840
married David X. WILLIAMS

1486 iv Amelia b " " " 29 September 1843
married _______AUSTIN

1487 v Mary Ellen b Canton, Lewis, MO 17 March 1855
married Granville P. WATSON

Darius S. MUNGER was one of the first settlers at Manitowoc, WI, removing to that place in the spring of 1837. Was a carpenter and builder; a man possessed of remarkable natural mechanical ability. Was Tax Collecter, Justice of Peace, Postmaster. Had much to do in the upbuilding of the town of Manitowoc. It is said his son was the first white child born there. Late removed to Missouri, and in 1868, proved up a claim on the Osage lands for a town site, which later became the city of Wichita, Kansas. He built the first dwelling in town, which was residence, hotel and postoffice.

Wichita First Dwelling

Wichita's fisr dwelling house, after being hid from public view for some thirty-seven years, has suddenly emerged from its seclusion, and now for a few days presents the most interesting of holiday treats.
This house is the homestead of D. S. MUNGER, erected in 1868 on the claim which he proved up on the osage lands for a town site, at the suggestion of a Burlingame land company.
What was Mr. MUNGER'S home, is now known as 901 North Waco Avenue, where for a generation was the home of the late Commodore W. C. WOODMAN, Wichita's pioneer banker.
P. J. CONKLIN has for several yeats owned the land, and some time ago sold to DR. J. H. FULLER the historic dwelling, which was concealed in the WOODMAN home. It is now for the reason that DR. FULLER has workman engaged stripping off the WOODMAN house which has been as a shell to the historic old first dwelling, and is removing the MUNGER house to a pemanent location closer to the river banks.
It will be recalled that in the spring of 1910 Mr. CONKLIN presented to the city of Wichita a log cabin which occupied his premises, and this cabin was removed to Central Riverside Park, near the Zoo. It was described by some persons as the MUNGER cabin. A number of old-timers called the EAGLE'S attention to the fact that this was a very grave inaccuracy relating to the early history of Wichita, causing the EAGLE to secure from Mr. MUNGER'S daughter, living in this city, an authentic story of the MUNGER home, which they stated was still concealed in what has been known in Wichita for many years as the old WOODMAN home.
The EAGLE printed a number of letters from old-timers who identified the building now in Riverside as a trading-post, in no way connected with the MUNGER home.
The MUNGER homestead was Wichita's first dwelling, hotel and postoffice. As soon as the Indian lands could be proved up for homesteads, Eli P. WATERMAN proved up one claim, ehich he sold, and D. S. MUNGER proved up a claim further to the north. Mr. MUNGER arrived in Wichita in the spring of 1868, and commenced immediately the construction of his home, a work which occupied most of the year. Mrs. MUNGER remained in Topeka, their daughter Mary (Mrs. WATSON of this city) attended Bethany Seminary at that place. In the spring of the 1869 the daughter joined her father, Mrs. MUNGER coming in the fall. The building was constructed of logs for the most part, and were cut by Mr. MUNGER on what was known as Teuchel Island near the junction of the two rivers. He went to the island in a skiff, cut down the cotton woods and hewed them out with an adz, and carefully joined them. This house was pretentious considering the labor necessary in those days of pioneering, when many plains men were content with sod houses, dug-outs or rough puncheons.
Mr. MUNGER lathed the house, cutting windows and splitting them for the purpose. For plaster he burned his own lime, building a kiln on the river bank back of the house. He used buffalo hair to bind the plaster. He hauled the window glass, sash and flooring from Emporia, overland in frieght wagans.
A small log addition on the north end of the house was Wichita's first postoffice, if one may ignore the fact that the "really and truly" first postoffcie was Mr. MUNGER'S black silk hat. In this log postoffice room was a table about three feet long, on which were piled cigar boxes for pigeon holes. Here Miss Mary MUNGER, fourteen years old when she came to Wichita, acted as assistant to the postmaster.
On the north gable of the house, the exterior was plastered, and in the plaster pebbles were embedded in a effort to put a mark of distinction to the first dwelling. ( Wichita EAGLE, 24 December 1911).


Darius's father is brother to Thomas who is my line.

I will finish the family information as time permits.


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