Thomas Strickland/Stricklin married Zelpha Slocum

Thomas STRICKLAND, father of Thomas b. 1802 who married Elizabeth Shock, is believed to the Thomas who appears in the 1790 NC Sampson Co. census beside Samuel STRICKLAND Jr. However, there is a Thomas STRICKLAND who appears in court records in Sampson Co. NC during the time Thomas is in TN, so the link isn’t […]

Jesse L. Hackney married Emily Smith

Jesse L. Hackney, son of our William Hackney and Sarah Shannon, sibling of our William S. Hackney, was born about 1822 and died likely before 1870. He married 1847 Aug 5 in Wapello County, Iowa, Emily Smith, who was born in 1830 in Illinois. They had three children: 1. James Hackney b. circa 1848 in […]

Elouise Rebecca Crockett married William Foster and Nathaniel Brockey

Elouise (Louisa, Lula) Rebecca Crockett, daughter of our James Kelly Crockett and Millie Ann Stricklin, and sibling of our Samuel Kelly Crockett, was born 1870 Nov 2 in Boone County, Missouri. 1895 Jan 5 she married William W. Foster, who I don’t locate in the Chautauqua County cemeteries. They had no children. In 1900 she […]

John Wesley Pershall and Jennie Kirkpatrick

Lucretia Jane “Jennie” Kirkpatrick, who married John Wesley Pershall, was a daughter of William Robert Kirkpatrick and Zilpha “Jane” Strickland, sister of our Millie Ann Stricklin who married James Kelly Crockett (direct line of this blog). All these families settled in Chautauqua County, Kansas. PERSHALL, JOHN WESLEY AND JENNIE From a “Chautauqua Co. History” F748 […]

Henry Shock image from book frontpiece

Henry SHOCK image from book frontpiece courtesy of Judy Berndt Henry Shock, Jr., son of Henry Shock and Sarah Elizabeth Holtzapfel, was sibling to John Shock, of this blog’s line. From “Pioneer Families of Missouri”, Page 410 “Henry SHOCK of Germany, emigrated to America and settled first in Pennsylvania, from whence he removed to Greenbriar […]

Henry Shock (1740-1818) and Sarah Elizabeth Holtzapfel (1751-1818)

Henry SHOCK was born abt. 1740-42 in Germany and, according to “Pioneer Families of Missouri”, emigrated to Pennsylvania then Greenbriar County, Virginia. Henry died at about the age of 78, 7 Feb 1818, at Twistville, Braxton County, West Virgnia (formed in 1836 from Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas and Randolph Counties, and was called Nicholas County at […]

William George Jack and Ermie Lemmon

WIlliam George Jack bio from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed October, 1997. SOURCE: US GENWEB 5 Nov 2000 WILLIAM GEORGE JACK, M. D. Though born and reared on a farm and […]

William Fillard Lemmon and Martha Eliza Crockett

William F. Lemmon married Martha Eliza Crockett, daughter of James Kelly Crockett and Millie Ann Stricklin. Martha was a sibling of direct line. The Lemmons resided in Chautauqua County, Kansas. General Notes Willard Fillard LEMMON was born June 13 1848 in Knox County Ohio, died at the age of 83 on Sept 24 1931, and […]

Michael Strickland Family


Michael Kelly STRICKLIN, son of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Shock, was born 23 Dec 1842 in Boone Co. MO., the 13th of 14 children. He was a sibling of Millie Ann Strickland, of this blog’s direct line. He married (1) Mercy Jane Arnold about 1869, then married (2) Gormelia Elizabeth FAIRCHLD b. 1856 IA on […]

William Hardesty of Van Buren County Iowa in the “Annals of Iowa”

Annals of Iowa Volume 1 No. 9 January 1865 History of Davis County, Iowa by Capt. Hosea B. Horn of Bloomfield Chapter II In the year 1838, Mr. William Hardesty came to this county and settled on the disputed territory near the line of Van Buren county. He was from Fountain county, Indiana, and came […]