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My Buffington Lines

Posted: 2 Aug 2006 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kerr, Nighswonger, Buffington, Ogan
Descendants of William Buffington


Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM3 BUFFINGTON (THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1708 in Chester Co, Pennsylvania, and died 13 Mar 1784 in Hampshire Co, West Virginia. He married (1) MAGDALENE FERREE, daughter of PHILLIP (FEUHRE) and LEAH DEBOIS. She was born Abt. 1723 in Pennsylvania, and died 1778. He married (2) ALICE RUPP Bef. 1736 in Pennsylvania.

Notes for WILLIAM BUFFINGTON:
Genealogical Records: Early West Virginia Settlers, 1600's - 1900's
Cabell County Annals and Families, Buffington Family, Pg 373.

William Buffington of Hampshire County purchased from John Savage his interest in the Savage Grant and by his will dated in 1784 devised this interest to his sons, Thomas and William Junior, to be held in trust for his children, Joel, Thomas, William, David, Richard, Jonathan, Susanna, Ruth and Mary.
Thomas, his son, was born in 1751, died in 1836. He married Ann Cline in 1775 and they had twelve children only four of whom lived to be grown. He built on the point overlooking the Ohio River just below the mouth of the Guyandotte. His son William, born in 1787, died in 1858, married Nancy Scales, born in 1795 died in 1882. William built the brick house called Cedar Grove just below the residence of his father, Thomas Buffington. William BUffington was the first surveyor of lands for the county, colonel of the militia and held many county offices. His oldest son was Peter Cline Buffington, born in 1814, and died in 1875, who was in turn an assistant county surveyor, member of the Legislature and the first mayor of Huntington. Peter Cline Buffington married first, Eliza Jane Stanard, and second, Lou Garland. He owned the farm known as Forest Hill and his residence is now a part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital. He was the father of Dr. E. Stanard Buffington, one of the most beloved men in the county, and of Peter Cline Buffington, late sheriff of Cabell county. Thomas Buffington, Junior the second sone of Thomas Buffington and Ann cline died unmarried; Susan married Martin Hull; Rebecca married John Russell, and James married a Miss Lane and moved to Ohio.
Other children of William Buffington and Nancy Scales were Amanda, born 1816, died 1873, who married Michael Tiernan and lived in Ohio; William Henry, born 1818, died 1899; Dr. Thomas J. born 1821, moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Mary Jane, born 1824, died 1886, married William H. Hagen and ived here where the Saint Mary's Hospital now stands; James H. born 1829, attended Marshall College and owned the house on the point which he sold to D. W. Emmons, and removed to Kentuck; and Dr. John N., born 1832 died 1878, who married a Miss Thompson of Culpeper County, Virginia, and practiced medicine until the Civil War. After the war he married a second time, Julia L. Garland, and a daughter of this union Florence, married E. W. Staunton of Charleston.

Hampshire County, Virginia, Synopsis of Wills
William Buffington, Sr. - 3/13/1784; pr. 3/23/1784 and 3/25/1785 (codicil)
W. Mary, 9 ch. Thomas, William, Joel, David, Jonathan, Richard, Ruth Collins, Susannah Sullivan, Mary. Gr. s., Richard and William, sons of William. Mentions William Sullavin, orphans of Christopher Smith, Capt. John Savage, and Bryan Bruin.
Exec., wife and sons, Thomas and William. Sec., Isaac Miller, John Decker, Thomas Collins, John Campbell. Wit., Samuel Dew, Joseph Hall, William Carder, Christena Andrews. Widowed remarried McCartney.

Notes for MAGDALENE FERREE:
Will Synopsis of William Buffington states that she remarried Unknown McCartney. Listed as "Mary"

Notes for ALICE RUPP:
Alice's maiden name is from Johnathan Wert who is a descendant of Thomas Buffington and Ruth Cope.

Children of WILLIAM BUFFINGTON and MAGDALENE FERREE are:
i. RICHARD4 BUFFINGTON, d. 23 May 1811.

Notes for RICHARD BUFFINGTON:
Will Synopsis - there is no wife listed.
He left his farm to Richard and William, Sister mary's 7 ch. Catherine, Richard, William, Edward, Eliza, Thomas and Mary Elen (Fitzgerald) ; bro. David's 3 ch. Richard, Mary, and William.
Exec., Christopher Heiskell, William Naylor. Sec., James Dailey. Wit., James Gibson, Jno Temple, Jno McDonald.

2. ii. MARY BUFFINGTON.
iii. SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1748; d. Jul 1794; m. WILLIAM SULLIVAN.

Notes for WILLIAM SULLIVAN:
Spouse of Mary is from the Synopsis of Wills for William Buffington Sr.

3. iv. THOMAS BUFFINGTON, b. 1751; d. 1836.
4. v. JOEL BUFFINGTON, b. 1752, Virginia; d. 1821, Buffington Island, Ohio.
5. vi. DAVID BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1757.
vii. RUTH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1758; m. DAVID COLLINS.

Notes for DAVID COLLINS:
Spouse of Mary is from the Synopsis of Wills for William Buffington Sr.

viii. JONATHAN BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1759.
6. ix. WILLIAM BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1762; d. 02 Aug 1824.


Children of WILLIAM BUFFINGTON and ALICE RUPP are:
x. GEORGE BENJAMIN4 BUFFINGTON, b. 02 Feb 1729/30; d. 11 Feb 1814; m. MARY FRIZELL.

Notes for GEORGE BENJAMIN BUFFINGTON:
From another home page at fortunecity.com - He is listed as Benjamin and that he was a Revolutionary War Patriot and that he married a Mary Frizell.

7. xi. JONATHAN BUFFINGTON, b. 1736; d. 18 Oct 1801.


Generation No. 2

2. MARY4 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) She married (1) THOMAS FITZGERALD Bef. 1819. She married (2) JONATHAN BLACK Bef. 1824.

Notes for MARY BUFFINGTON:
The names of the Spouse and children are from the Synopsis of Wills in Early West Virginia Settlers, 1600s-1900s - Hampshire County, Virginia


Children of MARY BUFFINGTON and THOMAS FITZGERALD are:
i. CATHERINE5 FITZGERALD.
ii. RICHARD FITZGERALD.
iii. WILLIAM FITZGERALD.
iv. EDWARD FITZGERALD.
v. ELIZA FITZGERALD.
vi. THOMAS FITZGERALD.
vii. MARY ELEN FITZGERALD.


Children of MARY BUFFINGTON and JONATHAN BLACK are:
viii. REBECCA5 BLACK.
ix. SARAH BLACK.


3. THOMAS4 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1751, and died 1836. He married ANN CLINE 1775.

Children of THOMAS BUFFINGTON and ANN CLINE are:
i. THOMAS JR.5 BUFFINGTON.

Notes for THOMAS JR. BUFFINGTON:
Thomas died unmarried per Genealogical Records: Early West Virginia Settlers 1600-1900's

ii. SUSAN BUFFINGTON, m. MARTIN HULL.
iii. REBECCA BUFFINGTON, m. JOHN RUSSELL, 12 Mar 1820, Cabell County, Virginia - Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
iv. JAMES BUFFINGTON, m. ELEANOR LANE, 08 Aug 1822, Cabell County, Virginia1.
8. v. WILLIAM BUFFINGTON, b. 1787, Ohio; d. 1858, Virginia.


4. JOEL4 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1752 in Virginia, and died 1821 in Buffington Island, Ohio. He married ELIZABETH LOGAN Abt. 1772, daughter of WILLIAM LOGAN and MARY SMITH. She was born Abt. 1750.

Notes for JOEL BUFFINGTON:
4/15/02 received birth info from Lisa Worley at genforum.

Information on Children is from the Will Synopsis of William Buffington who died 8/2/1824, Hampshire County, Virginia

From the Family History Project at www.rootsweb.com/`ialcgs/buffam.htm
It states Joel is the progenitor of all of the Louisa County Buffington family, with several of his children resident in Louisa County in the 1840's and 50's but most nat staying lon. Joel's wife, Elizabeth Logan was part Indian, it is alleged, but no documentation for this claim has been found.

Children of JOEL BUFFINGTON and ELIZABETH LOGAN are:
9. i. WILLIAM5 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1773, Hampshire, West Virginia.
ii. JOSEPH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1776; d. 15 Jan 1849.
iii. PHILLIP COX BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1777.
10. iv. ABRAHAM BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1784, Virginia; d. 08 Dec 1891, Illinois.
11. v. JACOB BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1785; d. 01 May 1860.
vi. MAGDALENE BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1793; m. THOMAS DEWITT.
12. vii. SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON, b. 1794, Hampshire County, West Virginia; d. 09 Mar, Sparland Illinois.
viii. RICHARD BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1795; m. POLLY.
ix. ASA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1797; m. ELIZABETH.


5. DAVID4 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1757. He married MARGARET.

Notes for DAVID BUFFINGTON:
Children's names are from the Will Synopsis of his brother Richard.

Children of DAVID BUFFINGTON and MARGARET are:
i. RICHARD5 BUFFINGTON.
ii. MARY BUFFINGTON.
iii. WILLIAM BUFFINGTON.


6. WILLIAM4 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1762, and died 02 Aug 1824.

Notes for WILLIAM BUFFINGTON:
Sons are listed in the Sysopsis of Wills for William Buffington Sr.

Will Synopsis of William Buffington - 8/2/1/24: pr. 6/20/1825. No wife named. Br., David, has sons, John Peter, William, and daughters, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Susanna Mouser. Sister, Mary Black (hus. Jonathan - 1st hus. Thomas Fitzgerald) She had 7 ch. by Fitzgerald; 2 by Black, (Rebecca and Sarah Balck). Brother Thomas' sons and daughters, $1.00 each. brother, Joes's 5 ch., William, Joseph, Abraham, Phillip, and a daughter whose name he does not recall. Exec., John Jack and james Gibson. Sec., Isaac Kuykendall, John B. White, John Singleton. Wit: John Snyder, William Parker, Matthew Yost, Job Fitzgerald. Land in Hampshire and Hardy Counties.

Children of WILLIAM BUFFINGTON are:
i. PETER5 BUFFINGTON.
ii. WILLIAM BUFFINGTON.
iii. JOHN BUFFINGTON.
iv. REBECCA BUFFINGTON, m. UNKNOWN FITZGERALD.
v. SUSANNA BUFFINGTON, m. UNKNOWN MOUSER.


7. JONATHAN4 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1736, and died 18 Oct 1801. He married ANN CLAYTON Abt. 1760, daughter of EDWARD CLAYTON and ANN.

Notes for JONATHAN BUFFINGTON:
In the Biography on Joseph Buffington it is written that in "Chester County, near the site of the battle of the Brandywine, where his grandfather, Jonathan Buffington, had a grist-mill during the Revolution."

Children of JONATHAN BUFFINGTON and ANN CLAYTON are:
i. UNKNOWN5 BUFFINGTON.
ii. UNKNOWN BUFFINGTON.
13. iii. EPHRAIM BUFFINGTON, b. 23 Mar 1767; d. 30 Dec 1832.


Generation No. 3

8. WILLIAM5 BUFFINGTON (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1787 in Ohio, and died 1858 in Virginia. He married NANCY SCALES, daughter of NATHANIEL SCALES. She was born 1795 in North Carolina, and died 1882 in West Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th District, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 940 Family 977 (age 63)
Occupation: Surveyor Value of Real Estate: $32,000

Notes for NANCY SCALES:
1850 Census - 10th District, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 940 Family 977 (age 55)

1860 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 475 Family 461 (age 66)
Value of Real Estate: $30,000 Value of Personal Property: $10,000

1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 475 Family 461 (age 76)
Living with son John N.

1880 Census - Huntington Twp, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 568 Family 617 (age 85)
Living alone - no family close by.

Children of WILLIAM BUFFINGTON and NANCY SCALES are:
14. i. PETER CLINE6 BUFFINGTON, b. 1814, Virginia; d. 1875.
ii. AMANDA BUFFINGTON, b. 1816; d. 1873; m. JOHN TIERNAN, 02 Aug 1836, Cabell County, Virginia - Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
iii. WILLIAM HENRY BUFFINGTON, b. 1818; d. 1899.
iv. THOMAS J. BUFFINGTON, b. 1821.

Notes for THOMAS J. BUFFINGTON:
He became a doctor and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

15. v. MARY JANE BUFFINGTON, b. 1824, Virginia; d. 1886.
16. vi. JAMES H. BUFFINGTON, b. 1829, Virginia.
17. vii. JOHN N. BUFFINGTON, b. 1832, Virginia; d. 1878.


9. WILLIAM5 BUFFINGTON (JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1773 in Hampshire, West Virginia. He married (1) SARAH G. HUGHES. He married (2) FRANCES G. TIMS ROWLEY.

Notes for WILLIAM BUFFINGTON:
Birth date, place and spouses are from homepage at fortunecity.com

Children of WILLIAM BUFFINGTON and SARAH HUGHES are:
i. SOLOMON W.6 BUFFINGTON, m. MATILDA ROMINE, 20 Jun 1839, Wood County, Virginia1.
ii. SALVINIA BUFFINGTON, m. JOHN HALL, Abt. 1839.
iii. JOSEPH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1800; m. NANCY A. WILLIAMS.
iv. ELIZABETH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1802; m. REUBEN TUBBS.
v. SAMUEL BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1807; m. MARY PENNYBACKER, 24 Dec 1835, Wood County, Virginia1.
vi. SETH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1815; m. SUSAN, Abt. 1850.
vii. GEORGE BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1819; m. MARY FOUGHT.


Children of WILLIAM BUFFINGTON and FRANCES ROWLEY are:
viii. LYDIA6 BUFFINGTON.
ix. ELISHA TIMS BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1820.
x. SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1822.
xi. WESLEY BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1823; m. MARTHA SEAMAN.
xii. BROOKS BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1826; m. PHOEBE ANN GAY.
xiii. JANE P. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1828, Ohio; m. ALFRED WOODYARD, Abt. 1851.
xiv. BALDWIN BUFFINGTON, b. 1832; m. NANCY C. PETTY, Abt. 1851.
xv. PHOEBE BUFFINGTON, b. 1834, Ohio; m. LOUIS D. WOODYARD.


10. ABRAHAM5 BUFFINGTON (JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1784 in Virginia, and died 08 Dec 1891 in Illinois. He married MARGARET WARD ? Bef. 1811. She was born Abt. 1787 in Maryland.

Notes for ABRAHAM BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 65)
Occupation: Gun Smith Value of Real Estate: $1,000


Some information on this family forward was obtained from a Contribution of Verna Sanders Rozanski - Illinois Sesquicentennial edition of Christian County History. Thank you!!!



Notes for MARGARET WARD ?:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 63)

Children of ABRAHAM BUFFINGTON and MARGARET ? are:
i. UNKNOWN6 BUFFINGTON.
ii. UNKNOWN BUFFINGTON.
iii. UNKNOWN BUFFINGTON.
18. iv. LLOYD BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1811, Ohio.
19. v. PHILLIP BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1815; d. Bef. 1850, Illinois.
vi. SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1817, Ohio.

Notes for SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 33)

vii. ABRAHAM C. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1823, Illinois.

Notes for ABRAHAM C. BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 27)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $240

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 24)
He is living with Mason Nighswonger Family.

BUFFINGTON, ABRAHAM C
Rank PVT Company K Unit 49 IL US INF
Personal Characteristics :
Residence JEFFERSON CO, IL Age 38 Height 5' 11 Hair BROWN
Eyes GRAY Complexion DARK Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
Nativity POLK CO, IL
Service Record :
Joined When FEB 3, 1862 Joined Where JEFFERSON CO, IL
Joined By Whom CPT WOOD Period 3 YRS
Muster In JUN 5, 1863 Muster In Where MEMPHIS, TN
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks MUSTERED OUT FEB 3, 1865 TERM EXPIRED


viii. ELVIRA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1824, Illinois.

Notes for ELVIRA BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 26)

20. ix. ASA JACKSON BUFFINGTON, b. 1830, Illinois/Ohio; d. 1891.


11. JACOB5 BUFFINGTON (JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1785, and died 01 May 1860. He married AMELIA ANN HARVEY Jun 1804. She was born Abt. 1783 in Maryland, and died 07 Feb 1861.

Notes for JACOB BUFFINGTON:
Names of Jacob's children and their spouses is from Ed Gentzler his home page is at rootsweb.

Children of JACOB BUFFINGTON and AMELIA HARVEY are:
i. NEHEMIAH6 BUFFINGTON.
ii. REBECCA BUFFINGTON.
iii. ROWLEY BUFFINGTON.
iv. RICHARD BUFFINGTON.
v. HEZEKIAH BUFFINGTON, b. 26 Oct 1805; d. 18 Feb 1865; m. ELIZABETH A. BARRINGER, 25 Jan 1829.
vi. JACOB JR BUFFINGTON, b. 25 Feb 1809; d. 14 Feb 1881; m. SUSANA BOWMAN, 21 Jan 1836.
vii. HAMILTON BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1812; m. JANE HINN, 13 Aug 1834.
viii. RACHEL BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1818.
ix. ASA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1820; d. Abt. 1871.

Notes for ASA BUFFINGTON:
Unmarried in 1850.

x. AMELIA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1822; m. JAMES A. HARRELSON.
xi. WILLIAM A. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1825.
xii. WASHINGTON BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1826.


12. SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON (JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1794 in Hampshire County, West Virginia, and died 09 Mar in Sparland Illinois. She married REISEN NIGHSWONGER 1811 in Virginia, son of PETER NIGHSWONGER and JANE KERR. He was born Abt. 1792, and died 03 Jan 1870 in Illinois.

Notes for SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1850 Census Pike County Illinois Township 3 S 2 W Dwelling 259 Family 263 (age 56)
Listed as "Neghmonger" Living with her is Mary A. Ford age 19 and Susan F. Ford age 1.
Assuming that Mary and Susan are mother and daughter.

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973 (age 60)
Living with her daughter and son-in-law Abram Nighswonger

Notes for REISEN NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238
Indexed as: Readon Noosanger When you look at the census page you can tell that it is Reason Nighswonger because we have been searching for these names for so long. I feel sorry for those who had to index these records but do appreciate their efforts!!!

Under five years of age: 1 Asa Nighswonger...Of five and under ten: 2 Abraham and Mason
Of fifteen and under twenty: 3 Solomon, Peter, Reisen.....Of thirty and under forty: 1 Reason
Of seventy and under eighty: 1 Unknown ......Females under five years of age: 1 Magdalene
Females thirty and under forty: 1 Susannah Buffington

Children of SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON and REISEN NIGHSWONGER are:
21. i. JANE6 NIGHSWONGER, b. 23 Feb 1813.
22. ii. SOLOMAN NIGHSWONGER, b. 13 Oct 1815, Virginia.
23. iii. PETER NIGHSWONGER, b. 22 Mar 1817, Pike County, Illinois.
24. iv. REISEN NIGHSWONGER, b. 26 Jan 1819, Shawnee Town, Illinois.
25. v. MAGDALENE NIGHSWONGER, b. 05 Jul 1821, Shawnee Town, Illinois.
26. vi. ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER, b. 23 Sep 1823, Illinois; d. 10 Jul 1885, Kansas, Sedgwick County.
27. vii. MASON NIGHSWONGER, b. 20 Mar 1826, Illinois.
28. viii. ASA C. NIGHSWONGER, b. 23 May 1829, Illinois.
29. ix. MARY ANN NIGHSWONGER, b. 06 Feb 1831, Illinois.


13. EPHRAIM5 BUFFINGTON (JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 23 Mar 1767, and died 30 Dec 1832. He married REBECCA FRANCIS 04 Mar 1790 in Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, Delaware.

Notes for EPHRAIM BUFFINGTON:
In the Biography of Joseph Buffington it is written that "Ephraim buffington, kept a hotel at West Chester, at a tavern stand known as "The White Hall," a venerable hostelry, and celebrated through that region for many years."

Children of EPHRAIM BUFFINGTON and REBECCA FRANCIS are:
30. i. JOHN6 BUFFINGTON, b. 1799; d. 31 Mar 1832.
31. ii. JOSEPH BUFFINGTON, b. 27 Nov 1803, West Chester, Chester County, PA; d. 03 Feb 1872, Kittanning.


Generation No. 4

14. PETER CLINE6 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1814 in Virginia2, and died 1875. He married (1) LOU GARLAND. He married (2) ELIZA JANE STANARD 08 Aug 1841 in Nicholas County, Virginia3, daughter of UNKNOWN STANARD and REBECCA. She was born Abt. 1814 in Virginia4.

Notes for PETER CLINE BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th Dist, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 924 Family 961 (age 35)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $12,000
Living with them is Georgeanna Nichols age 17 and Rebecca Stanard age 57 (mother in law)

1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 474 Family 460 (age 45)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $95,000 Value of Personal Estate: $18,000
Living with them is Henry Stanard age 11

Notes for ELIZA JANE STANARD:
1850 Census - 10th Dist, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 924 Family 961 (age 35)
Birthplace looks like "Mo"

1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 474 Family 460 (age 45)

Children of PETER BUFFINGTON and ELIZA STANARD are:
i. WILLIE A.7 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1843, West Virginia.

Notes for WILLIE A. BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th Dist, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 924 Family 961 (age 7)
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 474 Family 460 (age 16)

ii. EUGENIA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1845, West Virginia.

Notes for EUGENIA BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th Dist, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 924 Family 961 (age 5)
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 474 Family 460 (age 14)

iii. EDWARD STANARD BUFFINGTON, b. 11 Aug 1847, West Virginia; d. 24 Feb 1929, West Virginia; m. NANNIE LYELL; b. 08 Oct 1851, Virginia; d. 23 Dec 1925, West Virginia.

Notes for EDWARD STANARD BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th Dist, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 924 Family 961 (age 3)
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 474 Family 460 (age 13)
1880 Census - Huntington Twp, Cable County, West Virginia - (age 32)
Occupation: Physicial
Living with them is Caroline Waltz age 14 and Mary Blackenbury age 30 both servants.


BUFFINGTON, Dr. Edward Stanard
BUFFINGTON, Edward S., 948 1/2 3d av., Huntington, W. Va. -PHCD, 1915
-see WALL & BUFFINGTON
Listed as a reporting physician in Cabell County Death Register Book 1, 1853-1903
Listed in CCAF, Pg. 167, Early Doctors. Article states After the city of Huntington was incorporated ... and among the first doctors in the new city were ... and E. S. Buffington and John Myers, the last two being Confederate veterans. - CCAF, pg. 167
Tombstone of Dr. Buffington and wife at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, WV. Both are inscribed on same marker, which is a grave-size stone slab about six inches in depth on the ground surface.
NANNIE LYELL
WIFE OF
DR. E. S. BUFFINGTON
OCT. 8, 1851
DEC. 23, 1925


EDWARD STANARD BUFFINGTON
AUG. 11, 1847
FEB. 24, 1929


Buffington, Edward S. Confederate Cabell


BUFFINGTON, Thomas H.(J.?)
Business License to practice medicine in Cabell County - 26 May 1852

Notes for NANNIE LYELL:
1880 Census - Huntington Twp, Cable County, West Virginia - (age 26)


15. MARY JANE6 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1824 in Virginia, and died 1886. She married WILLIAM H. HAGEN 23 Oct 1849 in Cabell County, Virginia - Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. He was born Abt. 1823 in Virginia.

Notes for MARY JANE BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th District, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 940 Family 977 (age 25)
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 476 Family 463 (age 34)

Notes for WILLIAM H. HAGEN:
1850 Census - 10th District, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 940 Family 977 (age 27)
Occupation: Merchant
Living with Mary's parents

1860 Census - Guyand0tte, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 476 Family 463 (age 37)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $20,000 Value of Personal Property: $3,000

1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 289 Family 289 (age 47)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $29,200 Value of Personal Property: $1,800
"Hagan"
Living with them is a Louisa Black age 15 Mulatto.

Children of MARY BUFFINGTON and WILLIAM HAGEN are:
i. NANNIE S.7 HAGEN, b. Abt. 1850, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for NANNIE S. HAGEN:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 476 Family 463 (age 10)
1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 289 Family 289 (age 19)

ii. JAMES W. HAGEN, b. Abt. 1853, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for JAMES W. HAGEN:
1860 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 476 Family 463 (age 7)
1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 289 Family 289 (age 17)

iii. IMOGENE HAGEN, b. Abt. 1857, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for IMOGENE HAGEN:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 476 Family 463 (age 3)
1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 289 Family 289 (age 13)

iv. PETER B. HAGEN, b. Abt. 1859, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for PETER B. HAGEN:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 476 Family 463 (age 1)

v. STELLA HAGEN, b. Abt. 1862, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for STELLA HAGEN:
1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 289 Family 289 (age 8)

vi. HUGH A. HAGEN, b. Abt. 1867, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for HUGH A. HAGEN:
1870 Census - Guyandotte, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 289 Family 289 (age 3)


16. JAMES H.6 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1829 in Virginia4. He married COLUMBIA. She was born Abt. 1831 in Virginia4.

Notes for JAMES H. BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 473 Family 459 (age 30)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $30,000 Value of Personal Estate: $5,300

Notes for COLUMBIA:
1850 Census - 10th Dist, Cabell County, West Virginia - Dwelling 924 Family 961 (age 19)
Looks like age 19 (who does she belong too?)
Living with Peter Cline Buffington and his family.

1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 473 Family 459 (age 29)

Children of JAMES BUFFINGTON and COLUMBIA are:
i. GEORGE N.7 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1851, Virginia.

Notes for GEORGE N. BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 473 Family 459 (age 9)

ii. WILLIAM H. BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1856, Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM H. BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 473 Family 459 (age 4)


17. JOHN N.6 BUFFINGTON (WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1832 in Virginia, and died 1878. He married (1) MARIA THOMPSON4. She was born Abt. 1836 in Virginia4. He married (2) JULIA L GARLAND.

Notes for JOHN N. BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - 10th District, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 940 Family 977 (age 18)

1860 Census - Guyand0tte, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 477 Family 463 (age 27)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $15,000 Value of Personal Estate: $4,000

1870 Census - Guyand0tte, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 288 Family 287 (age 37)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $6,800 Value of Personal Estate: $1,100

BUFFINGTON, John N.
Listed in CCAF, Pg. 166, Early Doctors. Article states Drs. Thomas J. and John N. Buffington lived in the neighborhood of Guyandotte and practiced medicine prior to the war but Dr. J. N. Buffington moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana at an early date. - CCAF, pg. 166

Notes for MARIA THOMPSON:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 477 Family 463 (age 24)

Child of JOHN BUFFINGTON and MARIA THOMPSON is:
i. COLUMBIA7 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1859, Cabell County, Virginia.

Notes for COLUMBIA BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Guyandette, Cabell County, Virginia - Dwelling 477 Family 463 (age 1)


Child of JOHN BUFFINGTON and JULIA GARLAND is:
ii. FLORENCE7 BUFFINGTON, m. E.W. STAUNTON.


18. LLOYD6 BUFFINGTON (ABRAHAM5, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1811 in Ohio. He married JANE. She was born Abt. 1820 in Tennessee.

Notes for LLOYD BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 607 Family 607 (age 39)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $160

1860 Census - Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 687 Family 648 (age 50)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $200 Value of Personal Property: $325



Notes for JANE:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 607 Family 607 (age 30)
1860 Census - Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 687 Family 648 (age 45)


Children of LLOYD BUFFINGTON and JANE are:
i. ABRAHAM7 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1829, Illinois.

Notes for ABRAHAM BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 607 Family 607 (age 21)

ii. SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1831, Illinois.

Notes for SUSANNAH BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 607 Family 607 (age 19)

iii. PHILIP BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1833, Illinois.

Notes for PHILIP BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 607 Family 607 (age 17)

iv. THOMAS C BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1835, Illinois.

Notes for THOMAS C BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 607 Family 607 (age 17)
1860 Census - Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 687 Family 648 (age 21)

v. LOYD W BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1837, Illinois.

Notes for LOYD W BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 687 Family 648 (age 18)

vi. MARY M BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1839, Illinois.

Notes for MARY M BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 687 Family 648 (age 16)


19. PHILLIP6 BUFFINGTON (ABRAHAM5, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born Abt. 1815, and died Bef. 1850 in Illinois. He married JULIA A.. She was born Abt. 1815.

Notes for JULIA A.:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 35)

Children of PHILLIP BUFFINGTON and JULIA A. are:
i. PHILIP7 BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1835, Illinois.

Notes for PHILIP BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 15)

ii. ERASTUS BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1837, Illinois.

Notes for ERASTUS BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 13)

iii. JOANNA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1839, Illinois.

Notes for JOANNA BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 11)

iv. ELIZABETH BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1841, Illinois.
v. MALVINA BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1849, Illinois.

Notes for MALVINA BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 1)


20. ASA JACKSON6 BUFFINGTON (ABRAHAM5, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1830 in Illinois/Ohio, and died 1891. He married REBECCA GREGORY 04 May 1854 in Jefferson County, Illinois5, daughter of ABSOLUM GREGORY and REBECCA HOLIDAY. She was born 1840 in Illinois, and died 1921.

Notes for ASA JACKSON BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Dist 10, Jefferson County, Illinois - Dwelling 605 Family 605 (age 18)

1860 Census - Hickory Hill, Jefferson Co., Illinois - Dwelling 585 Family 559 (age 30)
Occupation: Farmer
Living one door down is Andrew Gregory

1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 50)
Occupation: Farmer This states Asa was born in Ohio
Living with them is a Sister Margaret Harvey age 63 born in Ohio.
Living nex door are several Gregory's

Civil War Service Record - Company K, Forty-Ninth Infantry Regiment, Illinois Volunteers Discharged March 1, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennesssee.

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record
about Asa J. Buffington
Name: Asa J. Buffington
State Filed: Illinois
Widow: Rebecca Buffington


American Civil War Soldiers Record
about Asa J Buffington
Name: Asa J Buffington ,
Residence: Jefferson County, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 03 February 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Unit Numbers: 372 372
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 03 February 1862
Enlisted in Company K, 49th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 03 February 1862.
Rejected Company K, 49th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 01 March 1862


ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
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Name BUFFINGTON, ASA J
Rank PVT Company K Unit 49 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence JEFFERSON CO, IL Age 32 Height 6' 2 Hair BROWN
Eyes BLUE Complexion FAIR Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
Nativity JEFFERSON CO, IL

Service Record
Joined When FEB 3, 1862 Joined Where N/A
Joined By Whom N/A Period 3 YRS
Muster In N/A Muster In Where N/A
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks DISCHARGED MAR 1, 1862 AT FT DONELSON TENN


Notes for REBECCA GREGORY:
1860 Census - Hickory Hill, Jefferson Co., Illinois - Dwelling 585 Family 559 (age 20)

1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 40)

1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 32 Family 32 (age 69)
Married: Widowed Children: 8 Still Living: 5
Living with son Abraham.

Children of ASA BUFFINGTON and REBECCA GREGORY are:
i. ABRAHAM MARION7 BUFFINGTON, b. Feb 1858, Illinois6; d. 1938; m. MARY M TAYLOR, Abt. 1893, Illinois; b. Mar 1876, Illinois6; d. 1956.

Notes for ABRAHAM MARION BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Hickory Hill, Jefferson Co., Illinois - Dwelling 585 Family 559 (age 3)
1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 22)

1900 Census - Cherokee Twp, Payne Co., Oklahoma Territory - Dwelling 131 Family 133 (age 42)
Occupation: Farmer Marrie: 7 years Children: 2 Still Living: 2
Living with them is brother in law John Taylor

1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 32 Family 32 (age 52)
Occupation: House Carpenter Married: 17 years Children: 3 Still Living: 3
Mother is living with them.

1920 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 220 Family 231 (age 61)
Occupation: Carpenter
"A. M."

1930 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 150 Family 150 (age 72)
Occupation: Tax Assessor for City Married at age 35 & 17 Owns home valued at $1,500

Notes for MARY M TAYLOR:
1900 Census - Cherokee Twp, Payne Co., Oklahoma Territory - Dwelling 131 Family 133 (age 24)
1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 32 Family 32 (age 33)
1920 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 220 Family 231 (age 43)
1930 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 150 Family 150 (age 53)

ii. MARGARET E. BUFFINGTON, b. Nov 1861, Jefferson County, Illinois; d. 1869.

Notes for MARGARET E. BUFFINGTON:
1860 Census - Hickory Hill, Jefferson Co., Illinois - Dwelling 585 Family 559 (age 8 months)

iii. LEWIS LINCOLN BUFFINGTON, b. Sep 1865, Illinois6; d. 1948; m. ANNA BELL BAYS, 1887; b. Oct 1869, Illinois6; d. 1955.

Notes for LEWIS LINCOLN BUFFINGTON:
BUFFINGTON LOUIS L. IL Payne - Pg 1077 1890 Oklahoma Territory Census Index

1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 15)
1900 Census - Auburn Twp, Noble Co., Oklahoma Territory - Dwelling 48 Family 48 (age 34)
Occupation: Farmer Married: 12 years Children: 6 Still living: 6
"Louis"

1910 Census - Luther Twp, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 164 Family 164 (age 45)
Occupation: Farmer Married: 22 years Children: 8 Still living: 8

1920 Census - Luther Twp, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 25 Family 25 (age 53)
Occupation: Farmer

1930 Census - McKinley Twp, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 27 Family 27 (age 65)
Occupation: Farmer Owns home valued at $6,000
Indexed as Levis and Bella


Notes for ANNA BELL BAYS:
1900 Census - Auburn Twp, Noble Co., Oklahoma Territory - Dwelling 48 Family 48 (age 30)
"Belle"

1910 Census - Luther Twp, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 164 Family 164 (age 40)
1920 Census - Luther Twp, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 25 Family 25 (age 50)
1930 Census - McKinley Twp, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 27 Family 27 (age 60)

iv. MARY ELVIRA BUFFINGTON, b. 15 Jul 1867, Illinois; d. 02 Jan 1923, Prairieton Twp, Illinois; m. LELAND NICHOLAS SANDERS, 1897; b. Abt. 1863, Illinois.

Notes for MARY ELVIRA BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 13)
1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 48 Family 48 (age 42)

Notes for LELAND NICHOLAS SANDERS:
1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 48 Family 48 (age 47)
Occupation:Farmer Married: 12 years Children:6 Stll Living: 6
Living next door to Brother in law

v. CHARLES A. BUFFINGTON, b. 1870, Christian County, Illinois; d. 1932; m. LAURA BREWSTER; b. Abt. 1883, Missouri.

Notes for CHARLES A. BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 10)
1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 47 Family 47 (age 38)
Occupation:Farm Hand Married: 2 years Children: 1 Still Living: 1

Notes for LAURA BREWSTER:
1910 Census - Stonington Twp, Christian Co., Illinois - Dwelling 47 Family 47 (age 27)

vi. MAGGIE EMMA BUFFINGTON, b. 1874, Christian County, Illinois; d. 1953; m. BENJAMIN I MARTIN; b. 1879; d. 1964.

Notes for MAGGIE EMMA BUFFINGTON:
1880 Census - Hickory Hill, Wayne Co., Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 6)


21. JANE6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 23 Feb 1813. She married (1) IRA JOHNSON 07 Jan 1830 in Pike County, Illinois. She married (2) THOMAS DWYRE Aft. 1830.

Notes for JANE NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 36)
Occupation: none listed

Marriage Notes for JANE NIGHSWONGER and IRA JOHNSON:
Marriage information is from the Pike County Illinois - Illinois marriages to 1850.

Children of JANE NIGHSWONGER and IRA JOHNSON are:
i. LEVI7 JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1832, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for LEVI JOHNSON:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 18)

ii. SUSAN JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1834, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for SUSAN JOHNSON:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 16)

iii. MARTHA A. JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1839, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for MARTHA A. JOHNSON:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 11)

iv. HOSEA JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1845, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for HOSEA JOHNSON:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 5)

v. CHARITY JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1844, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for CHARITY JOHNSON:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 6)

vi. SOLOMAN JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1847, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for SOLOMAN JOHNSON:
1850 Census - Twp 3s2w, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 181 (age 3)


22. SOLOMAN6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 13 Oct 1815 in Virginia. He married ANNE ANN JOHNSON 02 Oct 1834 in Pike County, Illinois. She was born 1816 in Kentucky.

Notes for SOLOMAN NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1850 Census - City 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois, - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age35)
In the 1850 census it lists Solomon's birthplace as Virginia.
Living with them in the 1850 census is John Buffington age 17.

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 44)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $9,000 Value of Personal Estate $1,800
Living with them is John Good age 23 from Switzerland works as Farm Laborer

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $9,000 Value of Personal Property $1,500

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois (age 65)
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for ANNE ANN JOHNSON:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age34)
1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 42)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97
1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois (age 63)

Marriage Notes for SOLOMAN NIGHSWONGER and ANNE JOHNSON:
Marriage information is from the Pike County Illinois - Illinois marriages to 1850.

Children of SOLOMAN NIGHSWONGER and ANNE JOHNSON are:
i. ADELINE7 NIGHSWONGER, b. 1835, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for ADELINE NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 15)

ii. MARIA NIGHSWONGER, b. 1836, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for MARIA NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 14)


iii. HENRIETTA NIGHSWONGER, b. 1838, Illinois.

Notes for HENRIETTA NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 12)

iv. MARGARET NIGHSWONGER, b. 1840, Illinois.

Notes for MARGARET NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 10)

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 19)
Listed as "Mary"

v. JEFFERSON NIGHSWONGER, b. 1844, Illinois.

Notes for JEFFERSON NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 6)

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 17)
Listed as "Jeff"

vi. JOSEPHINE NIGHSWONGER, b. 1848, Illinois.

Notes for JOSEPHINE NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census Pike County Illinois, City 3 S 2 W - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 2)

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 13)

vii. LEWIS C. NIGHSWONGER, b. 1850, Illinois; m. MARY E.; b. Dec 1855, Illinois.

Notes for LEWIS C. NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - City 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois, - Dwelling 262 Family 266 (age 1/12)
Middle Initial is listed as "C"

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 10)

1880 Census - Fayette Twp, Livingston County, Illinois - (age 29)
Occupation: Farmer Living with them is Stanly Marshall as a Farm Laborer
Listed as L.C. Wighswanger

1900 Census Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 173 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 49)
Occupation: Farmer - Farm #46 Married: 26 years Children: 9 Still Living: 9
They own their farm but it is still mortgaged. Listed as "Louie"

Notes for MARY E.:
1880 Census - Fayette Twp, Livingston County, Illinois - (age 23)
1900 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 52 Dwelling & Family 175 (age 44)

viii. SEARS NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1851, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for SEARS NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97

ix. LOUISA NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1853, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for LOUISA NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 7)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97

x. JOSHUA NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1855, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for JOSHUA NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 5)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97
1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois (age 26)
Listed as "Josua"

xi. SUSAN F. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1857, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for SUSAN F. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 3)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97

xii. PAUL H. NIGHSWONGER, b. Apr 1859, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; d. Bef. 1930; m. SARAH LAVINA GEHR7, Abt. 1879, Marshall County, Illinois; b. Jul 1859, Illinois; d. Abt. 1951.

Notes for PAUL H. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall Co., Illinois - Dwelling 1039 Family 977 (age 1)

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshallall Co, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 95 Family 97

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois (age 21)
Paul and his wife are living with his parents.

1900 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 53 Dwelling & Family 132 (age 41)
Occupation: Farmer - Farm #112 Married: 21 Years Children: 6 Still Living: 6
I believe Paul was married twice. Vina and Sara L. are too different to be the same person, unless Vina was a nickname, etc.

1910 Census - Fritzlen Twp, Woods Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 203 Family 203 (age 50)
Occupation: Farmer - General Farm Married: 31 years Children: 7 Still Living: 6
Indexed under "Nigswonger" Living with them is J.A. Nighswonger

1920 Census - Fritzlen Twp, Woods Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 126 Family 126 (age 60)
Occupation: Farmer Living with them is Lena Seaman age 16 - domestic

Notes for SARAH LAVINA GEHR:
1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois (age 21)

1900 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 53 Dwelling & Family 132 (age 40)

1920 Census - Fritzlen Twp, Woods Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 126 Family 126 (age 60)

1930 Census - Fritzlen Twp, Woods Co., Oklahoma - Dwelling 104 Family 104 (age 70)
widowed.


23. PETER6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 22 Mar 1817 in Pike County, Illinois. He married NANCY BARRINGER 11 Mar 1838 in Pike County, Illinois, daughter of JACOB BARRINGER and SARAH BOST. She was born Abt. 1812 in Cabarrus, North Carolina.

Notes for PETER NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1850 Census - Township 4 S 6 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 844 Family 863
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $800
Indexed as "Wyswonger"

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 43)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $3,000 Value of Personal Estate: $600
Indexed as "Highswonger"

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $6,400 Value of Personal Property $1,600

1880 Census - Lincoln Twp, Daviess County, Missouri (age 63)
Occupation: Farmer Also living with them is a George Fairfield age 18 Occupation: Farm Hand

Notes for NANCY BARRINGER:
Birth year and place is from Bridget Smith at www.ancestry.com - bridgetsmith@ameritech.net
though the census says Ohio.

1850 Census - Township 4 S 6 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 844 Family 863

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 40)
Listed as "A. N."

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101

1880 Census - Lincoln Twp, Daviess County, Missouri (age 60)

Marriage Notes for PETER NIGHSWONGER and NANCY BARRINGER:
Marriage information is from Nancy B. Hall at www.genforum.com (under Barringer surname). Nancy Barringer is her great great grandmother.

Verified by www.ancestry.com Pike County Illinois - Illinois marriages to 1850

Children of PETER NIGHSWONGER and NANCY BARRINGER are:
i. ANGELINE7 NIGHSWONGER, b. 04 Jun 1840, Pike County, Illinois.

Notes for ANGELINE NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - Township 4 S 6 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 844 Family 863 (age 9)

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 20)
Listed as "Ang"

ii. SUSAN NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1842.

Notes for SUSAN NIGHSWONGER:
Susan is not listed with the others in the 1850 census.

iii. SEPHRONA NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1843, Illinois; m. ROBERT H. BLACK, 28 Feb 1867, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for SEPHRONA NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - Township 4 S 6 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 844 Family 863 (age 6)

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 17)
Listed as "S"

iv. ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1847, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - Township 4 S 6 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 844 Family 863 (age 3)
Listed as "Abram"

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 13)
Listed as "Abram"

1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101 (age 23 - living at home)
Occupation: School Teacher

v. AMANDA F. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1851, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for AMANDA F. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 9)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101

vi. ELIZA EMALINE NIGHSWONGER, b. 16 Nov 1851, Illinois; d. 12 Feb 1862, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for ELIZA EMALINE NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - Township 4 S 6 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 844 Family 863 (age 1)
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 11)

Listing of headstones in the Nighswonger family cemetery, probably compiled by the Marshall Co. Historical Society.

vii. WILLIAM ASA NIGHSWONGER, b. 16 Oct 1852, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; m. NANCY C.; b. Abt. 1854, Missouri.

Notes for WILLIAM ASA NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 7)
Listed as "Asa"

1870 Census - Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101 (age 17)
Listed as "Asa"

1880 Census - Lincoln Twp, Daviess County, Missouri (age 27)
Occupation: Farmer
Indexed as "W.A. Nighswonger"

Notes for NANCY C.:
1880 Census - Lincoln Twp, Daviess County, Missouri (age 26)

viii. PETER VAN NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1855, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for PETER VAN NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 5)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101

ix. LOUIS NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1858, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for LOUIS NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1042 Family 980 (age 2)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101

x. THOMAS D. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1862, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for THOMAS D. NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 99 Family 101
1880 Census - Lincoln Twp, Daviess County, Missouri (age 18)


24. REISEN6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 26 Jan 1819 in Shawnee Town, Illinois. He married ELLEN GREGORY 12 Oct 1843 in Pike County, Illinois - Illinois Marriage Index, daughter of ROBERT GREGORY and NANCY. She was born Abt. 1822 in Tennessee.

Notes for REISEN NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 41)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $5,000
Indexed as "Rezin Highswonger" States he was born in Virginia

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 51)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $9,150 Value of Personal Estate $2,300
Also living with Peter & Ellen is Sophia Harmon age 16 born in New York.

1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age 60)
Occupation: Farmer Listed as "Nicewanger"

Notes for ELLEN GREGORY:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 33)
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 43)
1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age53)

Children of REISEN NIGHSWONGER and ELLEN GREGORY are:
i. DAVID7 NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1845, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for DAVID NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 15)

ii. JANE NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1848, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for JANE NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 12)

iii. M. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1850, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for M. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 10)

iv. ANN E. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1854, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for ANN E. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 6)

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 16)
Listed as " E. Ann"

v. CHARLES S. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1856, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for CHARLES S. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 4)
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 14)
1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age 24)

vi. ROBERT NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1858, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for ROBERT NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 2)
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 12)

vii. NANCY A. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1860, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for NANCY A. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1037 Family 957 (age 6 months)
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 10)
1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age 20)

viii. ABBOT NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1862, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for ABBOT NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 8)

ix. ZILIA B. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1862, Illinois.

Notes for ZILIA B. NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age 18)

x. WILLIS F. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1864, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for WILLIS F. NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 6)
1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age 16)

xi. SARAH E. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1867, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for SARAH E. NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 224 (age 3)
1880 Census - Wells Twp, Appanoose County, Iowa (age 13)


25. MAGDALENE6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 05 Jul 1821 in Shawnee Town, Illinois. She married DAVID RICHART 07 Jan 1841 in Pike County, Illinois. He was born Abt. 1819 in Ohio.

Notes for MAGDALENE NIGHSWONGER:
In the Illinois marriage records Magadalene is spelled Magdalana.
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238
1850 Census Brown County, 2 S 3 W Township, Illinois - Dwelling 814 Family 819

Notes for DAVID RICHART:
Spelling of Richart is from the Pike County Illinois marriage record.

1850 Census Brown County, 2 S 3 W Township, Illinois - Dwelling 814 Family 819
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $250.

Marriage Notes for MAGDALENE NIGHSWONGER and DAVID RICHART:
Marriage information is from the Pike County Illinois - Illinois marriages to 1850.

Child of MAGDALENE NIGHSWONGER and DAVID RICHART is:
i. JOSEPH7 RICHART, b. 1847.

Notes for JOSEPH RICHART:
1850 Census Brown County, 2 S 3 W Township, Illinois - Dwelling 814 Family 819 (age 3)


26. ABRAHAM6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 23 Sep 1823 in Illinois, and died 10 Jul 1885 in Kansas, Sedgwick County. He married JANE SELLARS 19 Dec 1847 in Pike County, Illinois, daughter of HOWELL SELLARS and MARGARET CONNER. She was born 09 Jan 1828 in Tennessee, and died 09 Mar 1919 in Viola, Kansas, Sedgwick Co.

Notes for ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1850 Census - Township 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois (age 25)
Listed as "Neghswinger" States he was born in Virginia and Jane in Kentucky.
Cynthia Sellers is also living with them.

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973 (age 36)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $4,500 Value of Personal Estate $600

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $5,000 Value of Personal Property $1,200
Abram and Jane are both listed as being born in Illinois.

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 57)

More About ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for JANE SELLARS:
Jane is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution - DAR ID# 14475 Vol 15 page 178

1850 Census - Township 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 52)

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County Kansas, ED 256 Family #91 - (age 72)
Living with her son William. Married: Widowed Children: 6 Still Living: 6
It states her parents birth places as Tennessee.

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82 Dwelling 11 Family 11 (age 82)
Married: Widowed Children:10 Still Living: 4
Jane is living with her grandson Enoch C. Cooksey and his family.

More About JANE SELLARS:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Marriage Notes for ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER and JANE SELLARS:
Marriage is listed in the Pike County Illinois marriages before 1850. (www.ancestry.com)

Children of ABRAHAM NIGHSWONGER and JANE SELLARS are:
i. MARGARET7 NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1848, Illinois.

Notes for MARGARET NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Pike County Illinois Township 3 S 2 W

ii. ANNA NIGHSWONGER, b. 01 Aug 1851, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; d. 30 Mar 1906, Kansas, Sedgwick County; m. THEODORE KERR, Bef. 1871, Illinois; b. 28 Mar 1841, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County; d. 18 Aug 1921, Jefferson County, Arkansas.

Notes for ANNA NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973 (age 9)
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93 (age 18)
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 29)
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79

More About ANNA NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetary - Sedwick County, Kansas

Notes for THEODORE KERR:
1850 Census - Pine Twp, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - Dwelling 10 (age 8)

1860 Census - Rostraver Twp, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 58 Family 56 (age 19)
Census taken June 12th.

1860 Census - McCandless Twp, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - Dwelling 80 Family 80 (age 19)

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 88 Family 90 (age 27)
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Theodore is living with the Edward Burnson Family- next door to Abram Nighswonger
(future father-in-law)

1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 59) age is wrong

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 79 (age 58)
Occupation: Farmer - Owner
Indexed under "Kew"

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 82 Family 1 (age 69)
Occupation: Farmer - Owner

1920 Census - Richland Twp, Jefferson County, Arkansas - ED 128 Family 273 (age 78)
Occupation: None Married: Widowed Owns home.
Living with him is his daughter Rhoda.




Kerr Family Association of North America
David H. Kerr Genealogy Director
P.O. Box 238
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

On August 10, 1999, Dave mailed me copies what they have listed on Theodore and Anna.
They are KFAID Number 1874 Generation 003A



Received from Bill Pennington billpenn@swbell.net on 8/1/1999
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Sedgwicfk County, KS, 1901 Page 430
Theodore Kerr, a prominent and early settler of Sedgwick county, is tghe owner and occupant of two middle "eighties" in the south half of section 34, township29, range 3, west, and is one of the enterprising and progressive farmers of the community. He was born in Allegheny countym, Pennsylvania, in 1841, and is the oldest son of William and Margaret (Wilson) Kerr, who were both descendants of early settlers of that state; the former was of Scotch descent, while the latter was of Irish derivation. They had three children, there being besides TGheodore, a daughter, Emeline, who is deceased, and Albert, who resides in Greene county Iowa. By a former union with Mary J. Stewart, William Kerr had three children: Elizabeth, Alfred, and Mary Jane. By a third marriage, William Kerr had three more children: Edmond, who resides in Omaha, Nebraska; Martha M., of Wheeling West Virginia; and Newton,, who lives in Rock Island Illinois.

Theodore Kerr secured a good education in the public schools of his native town, and remained in Pennsylvania until 1865, when in March of that year he moved to Marshall county, Illinois, where he worked out as he had done in Pennsylvania the six previous years. He remained in that county until the spring of 1876, when he moved to Adair county, Iowa, and there he continued farming; in the following sring he drove through to Sedgwick county, Kansas, with this little family. A Mr. Andy Halsey had filed a claim on the two middle "eighties" of the south half of section 34, township 29, range 3 west, and our subject bought his interest therein for $22. As but very few if any improvements had been made, our subject at once set about to improve the farm, and his first efforts were devoted to moving a small frame house which he had purchased from a neighbor upon his property and to breaking a few acres of land. as he improved the soil he began to erect good substantial building upon his place and in 1885 built his present house, while in later years he added from time to time a number of outbuildings and a barn. With the exception of 45 acres which are in pasture, his entire farm is under cultivation, and each year yelds considerable grain.
The raising of cattle and hogs also occupies much of his attention and he is very partial to Poland-China swine. He has a fine orchard, bearing all kinds of fruit. The farm lies rather high for fruit trees to do their best, but nevertheless he raises fine fruit and at one time set out 1,000 trees in his orchard, which now produce excellent fruit.

While residing in Illinois, Mr Kerr was joined in marriage with Anna Nighswonger, a daughter of Abram and Jane Nighswonger, who were early settlers of Whitefield township, Marshall county, Illinois. Mrs. Nighswonger now resides in Sedgwick county, but Mr. Nighswonger died many years ago. Our subject and wife have ten children, who are named as follows.
1. Alfred W is married and lives with his grandmother; Jennie; Charles; Rhoda; William; Abram; Marion; John; and Laura, all the children excepting the eldes being at home. Politically, Mr. Kerr is a strong Democrat, while in religious views he is a Baptist, belonging to the Ninnescah Baptist Church.

The Kerrs are buried at Harrington Cemetary.

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/sedgwick/harrcem.txt

( I found in the census the 10th child is Grace Vida Kerr)

More About THEODORE KERR:
Burial: Harrington Cemetary - Sedgwick County Kansas

iii. SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER, b. 15 Apr 1854, Marshall County, Illinois; d. 27 Jul 1934, Gentry, Arkansas - buried in Kansas; m. ADA REBECCA TANQUARY, 26 Feb 1878, Illinois; b. 19 Apr 1857, Marshall County, Illinois; d. 13 Aug 1927, Sedgwick County Kansas.

Notes for SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp., Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973 (age 6)

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp., Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93 (age 16)

1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 26)
Occupation: Farming

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 46)
Occupation: Farmer Married: 22 years Children: 9 Still Living: 8 Owns Farm: 19

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68 (age 56)
Occupation: Farmer Gen Farm #60 Married: 32 years

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family 71 (age 65)
Occupation: Farmer Gen Farm #65

1930 Census - Gentry Twp, Benton County, Arkansas - Dwelling 197 Family 107 (age 79)
Occupation: None Lives on Otis Avenue




Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas. Chicago: Chapman Brother 1888.

Solomon Nighswonger, Sedgwick County has many well-to-do and successful farmers who are the architects of their own fortunes and are connected largely with the official life of this section. Amoung these is the subject of this personal history, who is the present Trustee of Viola Township, on section 26, where he settled in the fall of 1876. He was born in Marshall County, Ill., April 15, 1854, and is the offspring of Abraham and Jane (sellers) Nighswonger.
The grandparents of our subject were natives of Virginia, who settled in Pike County, Ill., where his father was born. The latter was reared to farm life, but in early manhood was emplyed for a time upon the various steamboats that plied upon the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, and was married in Pike County. Some time after his mariage he removed to Marshall County, Ill., where our subject was born, and there made his home until 1881, when he came to Kansas and settled on section 23, in Viola Township, where he owned a tract of 800 acres of land, which he had bought in 1876. This immense and valuable farm he improved and there made his home until his death, which occurred July 10,1885. The mother of our subject is living and resides upon the old homestead in this county. She was the parent of nine children, of whom the following six still survive: Annie, wife of Theodore Kerr; Solomon, the subject of this sketch; William, Frank, Isaac, and Oscar.

Solomon Nighswonger was reared upon the paternal farm and there received the training that he has made answer so successfully in his agricultural pursuits through life. He received his education in the district schools of his native county, and on attaining his manhood in 1876, came to Kansas, and made a claim on his present place. In 1878 he returned to his native county in Illinois, where, on February 26, he was united in marriage with Miss Ada Tanquary, who was born in Marshall County, Ill., April 19, 1857, and is the daughter of Cornelius and Sarah (Huff) Tanquary, natives of Ohio. By this union our subject and his wife have been blessed with a family of four children, who bear the following names: Bertha Viola, Rollie Albert, Harry Maynard and Walter C.

Mr. Nighswonger has a fine property of 240 acres of land, and gives the greater proportion of his time to the rearing of stock, in which he is meeting with a merited and richly deserved success. He is numbered amoung the wealthy and prosperous farmers of the county, and occupies a high place in the consideration and respect of his fellow-citizens. In his political views he coincides, to some extent, with the National Greenback party, but is entirely independent of party lines, being one of those rugged natures that have minds of their own, and having such, dare maintain them. He is now serving the people of the township as Trustee for the third term, and is a conscientious and faithful officer. In his religion he is a Baptist, and a God-fearing and sincere Christian gentleman.

More About SOLOMON NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for ADA REBECCA TANQUARY:
1870 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 146 Family 142 (age 13)
1880 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - (age 23)
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 86 (age 43)
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 67 Family 68 (age 53)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 70 Family 71 (age 62)

More About ADA REBECCA TANQUARY:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

iv. WILLIAM P. NIGHSWONGER, b. 02 Jun 1856, Marshall County, Illinois; d. 10 Sep 1918, Sedgwick County, Kansas; m. ANNA CLOADINE PARKER; b. 01 Mar 1861, Des Moines County, Iowa; d. 1952, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for WILLIAM P. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973 (age 4)

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93 (age 14)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 24)
Occupation: Farm Hand

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 41)
Occupation: Farmer Married: 18 years Children: Still Living: 8


Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas., Chapman Brothers 1888

William Nighswonger, senior member of the firm of Nighswonger & Robinson, dealers in agricultural implements at Viola, is also a prominent farmer of the township, where he has distinguished himself as a useful citizen since the spring of 1881. His homestead occupies the southeast quarter of section 23, the land being thoroughly cultivated and supplied with good buildings, and he also has an interest in anther quarter-section in company with his brother Solomon.

Our subject, a native of the Prairie State, was born in Marshall County, June 2, 1856. He received a practical education in the public schools, and during boyhood and youth made himself useful on the farm of his father. His parents, Abraham and Jane (Sellers) Nighswonger, were natives of Illinois, and settled in Marshall County, Ill. Thence, in 1881, they removed with their family to this county, the father purchasing a tract of land in Viola Township, where for a number of years he followed agriculture extensively. He died at his home in this township, 7/10/1885. Our subjec found his bride in this county, having been married, on the 14th of September, 1881, to Miss Anna, the daughter of Moses and Mary (schucks) Parker, of Clear Water. Mrs. Nighswonger, a native of Des Moines County, Iowa, was born March 1, 1861. Her parents were natives of Ireland and Iowa respectively, and are now living in Clear Water, Kan. Of her union with our subject there were four children: Perry P., born Sept. 16, 1882; Mary E., July 6, 1884, and Jay W., Nov. 9,, 1887. Jessie, who was born Sept. 23, 1885, died Aug. 24, 1887.

Our subject engaged in the agricultural implement trade early in the spring of 1887, and in the augumn following associated himself with Mr. Robinson as parter. This is the only establishment of the kind at Viola. Mr. Nighswonger has given much attention to improved farm machiner, and is the inventor of the roller cutter grain drill, a machine which will plant grain in stubbler ground or even prairie without plowing. He has not begun the manufacturer of this drill as yet, but there is a prospect that it will become a favorite labor-savor among the farmers of Southern Kansas. Mr. Nighswonger, in connection with James Grimsleyu, is also engaged considerably in the grain trade. His farm produces in abundance corn and wheat, to which it is admirably adapted, lying as it does on the bottom lands of the Ninnescah. He not infrequently gathers a corn crop averaging fifty bushels to the acre, and for the years 1883, 1884, 1885 and 1887, harvested over twenty-sever bushels of wheat per acre.

Our subject, whose time is mostly occupied with his farming interest, takes little part in politics, otherwise than to vote the straight Democratic ticket at the general elections. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. The former has been connected with it for fifteen years, and Mrs. Nighswonger for eleven years.


In the Sedgwik Kansas census they have a servant living with them. James Chelfont age 86 b: August 1865 in Missouri. Parents b: PA

Kansas Cemetery inscription shows middle initial P.

More About WILLIAM P. NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for ANNA CLOADINE PARKER:
1870 Census - Panola Twp, Woodford Co., Illinois - Dwelling 221 Family 221 (age 9)
1880 Census - Ninnescah Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas (age 19)

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Family 91 (age 39)

1920 Census - Sumner Twp, Conway County, Kansas - Dwelling 72 Family 72 (age 58)
Living with her son Jay.
Indexed as "Nighswouger"

1930 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 293 Family 343 (age 69)
Married: Widowed Address: 813 S. Topher (looks like)
Living with her are two sons and a grand daughter Wilda N. age 21 - Call Clerk at Credit Union.
Listed as "Anna C."


The Kansas cemetery inscription shows the middle initial as C.


More About ANNA CLOADINE PARKER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

v. FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER, b. 13 Nov 1858, Marshall County , Illinois; d. Oct 1937, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; m. EDITH A. WEYENETH, 06 Oct 1898, McMinn County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1866, New York.

Notes for FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER:
Frank is registered with the Sons of the American Revolution #6681.

1860 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 1035 Family 973 (age 1)

1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93 (age 11)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 21)
Occupation: Teaching

1900 Census - Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Ed 283 Ward 3 -Family 230
married two years, no children. Lived on North Emporia Avenue.

1910 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 82 Family 157 (age 51)
Occupation: Attorney - Law Married: 11 Years Children: 2 Still Living: 2
Address: 214 Emporia Avenue


Notes for EDITH A. WEYENETH:
1900 Census - Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Ed 283 Ward 3 -Family 230
1910 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 82 Family 157 (age 44)

Marriage Notes for FRANKLIN NIGHSWONGER and EDITH WEYENETH:
Kansas website by Mr. Penninton.

vi. ISAAC NIGHSWONGER, b. 14 Jan 1864, Illinois; d. 10 Dec 1945, Sedgwick County, Kansas; m. BERTHA A. NELSON, 28 Nov 1894, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas; b. 29 Dec 1873, Indiana; d. 06 Jun 1934, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Notes for ISAAC NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93 (age 6)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 16)

1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED Family 94

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 29 Family 29 (age 45)
Occupation: Farmer

1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 61 Family 61 (age 55)
Occupation: Farmer Gen Farm #56 Owns his home.
Listed as "Isom" in the Index.

1930 Census Sedgwick County, Viola Twp, Kanasa - ED 39 Dwelling 43 Family 45 (age 66)
Occupation: Farmer - Gen Farm #38 Owns his home.
Indexed as "Ossie"

Death Date is from Deb Landwehr at debslandwehr@earthlink.net (Dec 2005)

More About ISAAC NIGHSWONGER:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Notes for BERTHA A. NELSON:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED Family 94
1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 29 Family 29 (age 35)
1920 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 97 Dwelling 61 Family 61 (age 46)
1930 Census Sedgwick County, Viola Twp, Kanasa - ED 39 Dwelling 43 Family 45 (age 56)

Date born is from the Harrington cemetery inscriptions.

More About BERTHA A. NELSON:
Burial: Harrington Cemetery - Sedgwick County, Kansas

Marriage Notes for ISAAC NIGHSWONGER and BERTHA NELSON:
Kansas web site by Mr. Pennington.

vii. OSCAR ANDREW NIGHSWONGER, b. 30 Nov 1867; d. 07 Sep 1899, Sedgwick County, Kansas; m. MARY LIVINGSTON, 10 Oct 1889, Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas; b. Feb 1869, Illinois.

Notes for OSCAR ANDREW NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 91 Family 93 (age 3)

1880 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 13)
Listed as "Oscar"




Information that Oscar is Marys' husband is from www.ancestry.com Richard Davidson rdavis31127@aol.com

Death Date is from Deb Landwehr at debslandwehr@earthlink.net (Dec 2005)

Notes for MARY LIVINGSTON:
1900 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED 256 Dwelling 33 Family 33 (age 31)
Occupation: Farmer - Owns #25 Married: Widowed Children: 5 Still Living: 4

1910 Census - Viola Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - Dwelling 69 Family 70 (age 40)
Married: Widowed Children: 6 Still Living: 4

1920 Census - Wichita Twp, Sedgwick County, Kansas - ED Dwelling 243 Family 275 (age 50)
Widowed Mary is living with her son Glen.

viii. FEMALE NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1878, Illinois; d. Bef. 1880, Illinois.

Notes for FEMALE NIGHSWONGER:
Received birth info from Deb Landwehr at debslandwehr@earthlink.net (Dec 2005)


27. MASON6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 20 Mar 1826 in Illinois. He married (1) ELIZABETH CHECK. She was born 1827 in Tennessee. He married (2) LUCINDA Abt. 1852. She was born Abt. 1828 in Tennessee.

Notes for MASON NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1850 Census - 3 S 2 W Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Family # 261 (age 26)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $700. Listed as "Nighswinger"
Living with them is Abram Buffington age 13.

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 33)
Occupation: Farmer
Indexed as " M. Highswinger"
Living with them is Abram Buffington and A. Rinkenberger.

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate $5,500 Value of Personal Property $1,100

1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 53)
Occupation: Farmer (Listed as Mason Neighswenger)

Notes for ELIZABETH CHECK:
1850 Census - 3 S 2 W Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Family # 261 (age 23)

1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 32)
Listed as "L"

1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70 (age 42)

Notes for LUCINDA:
1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 50)

Children of MASON NIGHSWONGER and ELIZABETH CHECK are:
i. CHARITY7 NIGHSWONGER, b. 1849.

Notes for CHARITY NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - 3 S 2 W Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Family # 261
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 11)

ii. A. B. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1853.

Notes for A. B. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 7)

iii. W. E. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1855.

Notes for W. E. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 5)

iv. G. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1856.

Notes for G. NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1062 Family 1061 (age 4)


Children of MASON NIGHSWONGER and LUCINDA are:
v. ASA B.7 NIGHSWONGER, b. Nov 1852, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; m. LUELLA G., Abt. 1889, Illinois; b. Apr 1863, Illinois.

Notes for ASA B. NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census - Whitefield Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70
1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 27) Living at home.
1900 Census - Lake View Twp, Cook Co, Ill - ED 749 1238 Montana St., Dwelling 161 Family 270 (age 47)
Occupation: Machinist Married: 11 years Children: 0

Notes for LUELLA G.:
1900 Census - Lake View Twp, Cook Co, Ill - ED 749 1238 Montana St., Dwelling 161 Family 270 (age 37)

vi. MELISSA E. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1854, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for MELISSA E. NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70

vii. LUCINDA NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1856, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for LUCINDA NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70

viii. CHARLES W. NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1859, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; m. MATTIE A. TAYLOR, 11 Mar 1885, Ford County, Illinois.

Notes for CHARLES W. NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70

1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 21)

1930 Census - Cherry Creek Twp, Cheyenne County, Kansas - Dwelling 25 Family 25 (age 71)
Charles is living with his son Homer.

ix. SARAH JANE NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1862, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for SARAH JANE NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70
1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 19) Listed as Jane.

x. ULYSSIS GRANT NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1863, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; m. STELLA, Abt. 1889, Illinois; b. Abt. 1865, Illinois.

Notes for ULYSSIS GRANT NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70

1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 16)
Listed as Grant

1910 Census - Elderado Twp, Jackson County, Oklahma - Dwelling 177 Family 177 (age 45)
Occupation: Implement Company Married: 21 Years Children: 8 Still Living: 6

Notes for STELLA:
1910 Census - Elderado Twp, Jackson County, Oklahma - Dwelling 177 Family 177 (age 45)

xi. MARGETTE NIGHSWONGER, b. 1870, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for MARGETTE NIGHSWONGER:
1870 Census Marshall County, Whitefield Twp, Illinois - Dwelling 68 Family 70
1880 Census - Stockland, Iroquois County, Illinois - (age 11) Listed as Mary


28. ASA C.6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 23 May 1829 in Illinois. He married HARRIET WOOD 15 Mar 1855 in Pike County, Illinois - Illinois Marriage Index, daughter of MR. WOODS and UNKNOWN. She was born Sep 1837 in Ohio.

Notes for ASA C. NIGHSWONGER:
1830 Census - Unknown Twp, Pike County, Illinois - Pg 238

1860 Census - Whitefield Township, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1036 Family 974 (age 33)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate$1,000 Value of Personal Estate $300

1870 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 93 (age 31)
Occupation: Farmer Value of Real Estate: $2,400 Value of Personal Estate: $400

1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 52)
Occuption: Farmer

1900 Census - Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 174 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 71)
In the 1900 Census Asa and Harriet have been married 45 years. Had 12 children and 9 are still living. Of course if they have been married 45 years Harriet would have been 5 years old.
They own their farm. Asa is listed as A.C. Nighsonger

More About ASA C. NIGHSWONGER:
Occupation: 1900, Farmer - Farm #47

Notes for HARRIET WOOD:
1860 Census Whitefield Township, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1036 Family 974 (age 23)
1870 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 93 (age 31)
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 43)
1900 Census Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 174 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 44)

Children of ASA NIGHSWONGER and HARRIET WOOD are:
i. HARVEY7 NIGHSWONGER, b. Mar 1856, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois; m. IDA; b. Jan 1864, Illinois.

Notes for HARVEY NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Whitefield Township, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1036 Family 974

1870 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 93 (age 4)

1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 24)
Listed as Harvy

1900 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 52 Dwelling & Family 175 (age 44)
Occupation: Laborer Married: 18 years

Notes for IDA:
1900 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 52 Dwelling & Family 175 (age 36)

ii. JAMES NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1858, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for JAMES NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Whitefield Township, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1036 Family 974 (age 2)
1870 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 93 (age 13)

iii. EDGAR NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1859, Whitefield, Marshall County, Illinois.

Notes for EDGAR NIGHSWONGER:
1860 Census Whitefield Township, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 1036 Family 974
1870 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 97 Family 93 (age 1)
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 21)
Listed as "Edward"

iv. DOUGLAS NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1862, Illinois.

Notes for DOUGLAS NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 18)

v. LOUIS NIGHSWONGER, b. Sep 1866, Illinois; m. DELL, Abt. 1889, Marshall County, Illinois; b. Apr 1872.

Notes for LOUIS NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 15)
1900 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 52 Dwelling & Family 126 (age 33)
Occupation: Laborer Married: 11 years Children: 5 Still Living: 3

Notes for DELL:
1900 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - ED 52 Dwelling & Family 126 (age 28)

Marriage Notes for LOUIS NIGHSWONGER and DELL:
Per 1900 census

vi. THOMAS NIGHSWONGER, b. Jan 1869, Illinois; m. LILLIE; b. Abt. 1870, Kentucky.

Notes for THOMAS NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 12)

1900 Census - Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 174 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 31)

1910 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 179 (age 40)
Occupation: Farmer Married: 9 years Children: 6 Still Living: 4
Everett is their adopted son.

More About THOMAS NIGHSWONGER:
Occupation: 1900, Farmer

Notes for LILLIE:
1910 Census - Steuben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - Dwelling 178 Family 179 (age 24)

vii. ANNIE NIGHSWONGER, b. Oct 1870, Illinois.

Notes for ANNIE NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 174 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 29)


viii. ASA JR NIGHSWONGER, b. Jun 1871, Illinois.

Notes for ASA JR NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 9)
1900 Census Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 174 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 25)

ix. LOUISE NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1873, Illinois.

Notes for LOUISE NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 7)

x. ANNAH NIGHSWONGER, b. Abt. 1879, Illinois.

Notes for ANNAH NIGHSWONGER:
1880 Census - Stueben Twp, Marshall County, Illinois - (age 1)

xi. MARY NIGHSWONGER, b. Jun 1881, Illinois.

Notes for MARY NIGHSWONGER:
1900 Census Steuben Township, Marshall Co, Illinois - Dwelling & Family 174 - ED 52 Page 9 (age 18)


29. MARY ANN6 NIGHSWONGER (SUSANNAH5 BUFFINGTON, JOEL4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 06 Feb 1831 in Illinois. She married JOSHUA FORD.

Notes for MARY ANN NIGHSWONGER:
1850 Census - 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois -
Mary and her daughter are living with Susanna Nighswonger, Marys mother.

Child of MARY NIGHSWONGER and JOSHUA FORD is:
i. SUSAN F.7 FORD, b. 1849, Illinois.

Notes for SUSAN F. FORD:
1850 Census - 3 S 2 W, Pike County, Illinois - Dwelling 259 Family 263 (age 1)
Susan and her mother are living with Susanna Nighswonger, susan's grandmother.


30. JOHN6 BUFFINGTON (EPHRAIM5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 1799, and died 31 Mar 1832. He married HANNAH ALLISON.

Child of JOHN BUFFINGTON and HANNAH ALLISON is:
i. EPHRAIM7 BUFFINGTON, b. 08 Aug 1821, Pine Creek, Pennsylvania; m. MARGARET C. ORR, 21 Jan 1845, Pennsylvania; b. Abt. 1823, Pennsylvania.

Notes for EPHRAIM BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Kittanning Borough, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 190 Family 200 (age 28)
Occupation: Attorney at Law Value of Real Estate: $1,400

1860 Census - Kittanning Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 714 Family 612 (age 39)
Occupation: Justice of the Peace Value of Real Estate: $7,000 Value of Personal Estate: $1,000

1870 Census - Manor Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 48)
Occupation: Attorney at Law Value of Real Estate: $9,500 Value of Personal Estate: $5,150

1880 Cenus - Manor Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 87 Family 89 (age 59)
Occupation: Farmer

1900 Census - Kittanning Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 12 Family 12
Living at 250 South Wall (?) Street
Marion, Hannah and Mary are listed as daughters in this census but I can not tell if it is Ephraim or Hannah (who is still living?) It is blackened out.

Notes for MARGARET C. ORR:
1850 Census - Kittanning Borough, Armstrong Co, Pennsylvania - Dwelling 190 Family 200 (age 27)

1860 Census - Kittanning Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 714 Family 612 (age 35)
Listed as Mary

1870 Census - Manor Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 97 Family 97 (age 46)
1880 Cenus - Manor Twp, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 87 Family 89 (age 56)

1910 Census - Kittanning Borough, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania - Dwelling 238 Family 219 (age 86)
Occupation: Own income Children: 6 Still living: 6
Daughters are living with her


31. JOSEPH6 BUFFINGTON (EPHRAIM5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, RICHARD SR.1) was born 27 Nov 1803 in West Chester, Chester County, PA, and died 03 Feb 1872 in Kittanning. He married CATHERINE MECHLING, daughter of JACOB MECHLING and MISS DRUM. She was born Abt. 1808 in Pennsylvania, and died Sep 1873.

Notes for JOSEPH BUFFINGTON:
1850 Census - Kittanning Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania - Dwelling 187 Family 197 (age 44)
Occupation: Judge of the Court Value of Real Estate: $12,500
Living with them is Rebecca Leach age 20, Margaret McElhaney age 15, Catherine McElhany age 13, Elmiria Mott age 17 and John unknown .

From the "Biographical & Historical Cyclopedia of Indiana and Armstrong Counties Pennsylvania"
Published by John M Gresham & Co. in 1891 (Pg 334-338)

HON. JOSEPH BUFFINGTON, for many years judge of the 'old tenth' district, and whose life was intimately connected with the history of Armstrong county, was born in the town of West Chester, county of Chester, on the 27th of November, 1803, and died at Kittanning on the 3d of February, 1872. The ancestors of Judge Buffington were Quakers or Friends, who left England several years before William Penn, and in 1677, five years before the arrival of Penn, we find one of them, Richard Buffington, among the list of 'tydables' at Upland, which same Richard was the father of the first-born child of English descent in the Province of Pennsylvania. From Hazard's 'Annals,' page 468, as well as from. the Pennsylvania Gazette from June 28th to July 5th, 1739, we learn that, 9 on the 30th of May past, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Richard Buffington, Sr., to the number of 151, met together at his home in Chester county, as also his ninesons and daughters-in-law and twelve great-grandchildren-in-law. The old man is from Great Marle upon the, Thames, in Buckinghamshire, in Old England, aged about 85, and is still hardy, active and of perfect memory. His eldest son, now in the 60th year of his age, was the first-born son of, English descent in this Province.'

" The second son, Thomas, was born about 1680, and died in December, 1739. He was married to Ruth Cope, and, among other children, left a son, William, who was first married to Lena Ferree, as appears in Rupp's 'History of Lancaster county,' page 112, and afterwards to a second wife, Alice, whose maiden-name is unknown. By this second wife there was born, in 1736, a son Jonathan, who died October 18, 1801. This Jonathan Buffington was the grandfather of Judge Buffington. He owned and operated a grist-mill, which is still standing at North Brook, near the site of the battle of the Brandywine. At the time of that battle (September, 1777), his mill was taken possession of by the British troops, and the non-combatant Friend compelled to furnish food for the British.
Johnathan Buffington was married to Ann (born 1739, died June 16 1811), daughter of Edward and Ann Clayton. Their third child, Ephraim Buffington, was born March 23, 1767, and died December 30, 1832. Ephraim Buffington was married to Rebecca Francis March 4, 1790, at the Old Swedes curch, Wilmington, Delaware. He kept a hotel at West Chester, at a tavern stand known as the "white Hall," a venerable hosterly, and well known throughout that region for many years. It was here that judge Buffington was born and lived until his tenth year, when his father, in hopes of bettering his fortunes in the then West, left Chester county, came over the mountains and settled at Pine creek, about five miles abouve Pittsburgh, on the Allegheny river. When about eighteen years of age he entered
the Western university at Pittsburgh, then under the charge of Dr. Bruce, at which place he also enjoyed the instructions of the venerable Dr. Joseph Stockton. After finishing a liberal course of studies, he went to Butler, Pennsylania, and for some time prior to studying law, edited a weekly newspaper called the Butler Repository, and, in company with Samuel A. Purviance, - afterward a well-known member of teh Allegheny County bar and attorney-general of the Commonwealth-he engaged in keeping a samll grocery-store. Soon after-ward he entered as a student of law, the office of Gen. William Ayers, at that time one of the celebrated lawyers of western Pennsylvania under whose careful training he laid a thorough foundation for his chosen life-work. During his student-life he married Miss Catherine Mechling, a daughter of Hon. Jacob Mechling, of, Butler county, a prominent politician of that region, and for many years a member of the House of Representatives and the Senate of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Buffington survived her husband, dying September 11, 1873. They left no children, their only child, Mary, having died in infancy.

" In July, 1826, he was admitted to practice in Butler county and in the Supreme Court on September 10, 1828. He remained at the Butler bar for about a year, but finding that the business was largely absorbed by older and more experienced practitioners, he determined to seek some new field of labor, and finally decided upon Armstrong county, to which he removed and settled at Kittanning, where he continued to reside until his death. Shortly after his coming he purchased from his preceptor, General Ayres, the lots on Water street which afterward became his home, and on which he built the old homestead.

"Though the first years of his professional life were full of hardship and narrow means, yet his industry integrity and close application soon brought him to the front of the bar. He was constantly in attendance upon the courts of Clarion, Jefrerson, Armstrong and Indiana, and his services were often in demand in other counties. He was connected with all the important land trials of these regions and his knowledge of this intricate branch of Law was thorough and exhaustive.

"Upon coming to manhood Judge Buffington took a strong interest in politics. At the inception of the anti-masonic party in 1831, or thereabouts, he became one of its members, and served as a delegate to the national convention of that body, which met at Baltimore in 1832, and nominated William Wirt for the presidency. In 1810 he became a whig, taking an active part in the election of Gen. Harrison and serving as one of the presidential electors of the whig ticket.

" In the fall of 1843 he was elected a member of Congress as the whig candidate in the district composed of the counties of Armstrong, Butler, Clearfield and Indiana, his competitor being Dr. Lorain, of Clearfield county. In 1844 he was again elected in the same district, his competitor being Judge McKennan, of Indiana county. During his membership of the house he voted with the whigs on all important measures, among others voting against the admission of Texas on the ground of opposition to the extension of slave territory.

" His fellow-townsman and warm personal friend, Hon. W. F. Johnston, having been elected governor, he appointed Mr. Buffington in 1849 to the position of president-judge of the eighteenth judicial district, composed of Clarion, Elk, Jefferson and Venango counties. This position he held until 1851, when he was defeated in the judicial election by Hon. John C. Knox, the district being largely democratic.

"In 1852 he was nominated by the whig State convention for the judgeship of the supreme court. In the general overthrow of the whig party, which resulted in the defeat of Gen. Scott for the presidency, Judge Buffington was defeated, his competitor being the late Chief Justice Woodward, of Luzerne county.
"The same year he was appointed by President Fillmore chief-justice of Utah territory, then just organized, but declined to accept the proffered onor.
"In the year 1855, on the resignation of Hon. John Murray burrill, judge of the Tenth District, he was appointed to that position by Gov. Pollock, which whom he had been a fellow-member of Congress. In the fall of 1856 he was elected to fill the position to which he had been appointed, for a term of ten years. In 1871 failing health admonished him that the judical labors, already too great for any one man to perform, were certainly too severe for one who had passed the meridian of life, and had borne the burden and heat of the day. It was, indeed, hard for him to listen to the demands of a feeble frame; but, sustained by the consciousness of duty well done, and cheered by united voices from without, proclaiming his life mission to the public nobly performed, he left the busy scenes of labor and retired to private life after forty-six years' connection with the bench and bar of the Commonweath, to the thoroughness and industry of which the State reports of Pennsylvania bear silent, but eloquent testimony. Surrounded by friends and every comfort of ife, the following year passed quickly; but, as in the case of many an overworked professional man, the final summons came without warning. On Saturday, February 3, 1872, he was in his usual health, and, rising from dinner, he went to an adjoining room, across which he commened walking, as was his custom. His wife, coming in a few moments later, found him lying peacefully upon the sofa in the sleep of death. He was buried in the cemetery at kittanning, where his resting-place has been marked by a substatial granite monument, - a fitting emblem fo the completeness of his own life.









Notes for CATHERINE MECHLING:
1850 Census - Kittanning Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania - Dwelling 187 Family 197 (age 42)

Child of JOSEPH BUFFINGTON and CATHERINE MECHLING is:
i. MARY7 BUFFINGTON.



Endnotes

1. Virginia Marriages 1740-1850.
2. 1860 Census.
3. Virginia Marriages 1740-1850.
4. 1860 Census.
5. Illinois Marrige Index - Vol 2 Page 15.
6. 1900 Census.
7. Deb Landwehr at debslandwehr@earthlink.net (Dec 2005).


Re: My Buffington Lines

Frank Hedrick (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2006 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have several points that I do not agree with in your tree.
Jacob ( Joel, William, Thomas, Richard)
The last two sons in Jacob's family belong to his brother Richard and Mary (Polly) Brown Buffington.
I have talked to Ed and he has changed his web page.
The Adams County Buffingtons born in Illinois before 1840 are children of Richard and Asa. Richard died before the 1840 census and Asa died before the 1850 census.

William father of Joel had three wives in this order
Alice Rupp
Magdaline Feree
Mary Smith widow of Christopher Smith maiden name unknown. I did not know about Mary until yesterday.
He had children with all three.

Re: My Buffington Lines

Renee (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2006 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kerr, Nighswonger, Ogan
Hello,

Thank you for the info!
Didn't kn ow he had been married a third time either until recently!

Renee'

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 15 Dec 2006 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
My nams is Debby & William Buffington was my was my 5th great grandpa. Is really nice that I found some other members of the Buffington family. I would like to keep in touch & talk about the family & see if maybe we could work together on our tree. You can e-mail me anytime.

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 15 Dec 2006 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BUFFINGTON/PIKE/SPECHT/ZIMMERMAN
Debra

Email me directly at joebuff160@qwest.net.....William is my 4th Great Grandfather, I go from there thru Benjamin (1729/30); then Levi (1761), then Jacob (Jan 1801), then Levi 1848, the my father Howard 1896 all in the Dauphin Co area.

Joe Buffingtin in Sunny Arizona

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 15 Dec 2006 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, - that would be great!

rkerr56@peoplepc.com

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 15 Dec 2006 11:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi! back at ya u r the 1st 2 respond talk at u soon

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 15 Dec 2006 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi Joe I will e-mail u soon I am really glad someone else got back to me Thank u

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 22 Feb 2007 11:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Buffington
Hello reneekerr56,

I have done extensive research on this family and would like to correspond via e-mail to compare information and sources.

Please contact me at richard.c.casey@comcast.net.

Regards,

Rick Casey

Re: My Buffington Lines

Posted: 19 May 2012 3:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I call your attention to a map entitled "Battle of Baton Rouge fought on the 5th of August 1862, MSS. 4873, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La." Link to digitized version: http://cdm15140,contentdm.oclc.org/u?LMP,20. There is a notation on this map showing the location of "Dr. Buffington" located on the East side of Lafayette Street, on the block between Florida Street and Convention Street. If you have proof of that being the home of Dr. Thomas J.N. Buffington, I would appreciate knowing to add that to files on Baton Rouge history.
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