victor hugo noyes letter

Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora Noyes, December 1883

The date on the letter looks like Dec 1887 but Victor died in 1886. The date has been determined to be 1883, it being known that Victor was working in a tin shop in Kansas City in March of 1884. “I have many more envelopes than letters, and none of the letters were enclosed in […]


Please read the about page for information on this site. I am not only researching family lines (in particular McKenneys/McKinneys from the counties Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe and Noble of Ohio) but also the 19th century Alphadelphia Association, and the freethought community of Liberal in Missouri, and hope to hear from families who were associated with either and individuals with information to contribute. If you have photographs please send them in! Also, of course, I'm eager to hear from individuals associated with any of the personal family lines I'm researching (see the menu, family archives) and looking forward to sharing information. Again, if you have photos and stories, please contribute! People have sent to me some of the most amazing documents and I truly feel fortunate for them and am happy to archive them.

Personal Property of the Estate of David Nathaniel Brewer

Courtesy of Nancy Benton, we have papers listing the personal property from the estate of our David Nathaniel Brewer. Born Oct 31 1850 at Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, David married Delana Fowler on March 1 1869 at Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas. He died Aug 29, 1921 at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.

Van Caldwell and W. W. Baker and the Sac and Fox Agency

Van Caldwell, b. 1799, was brother of Paris Caldwell, b. 1816, who married Margaret Ellen Hackney in 1845 in Wapello Co., Iowa. She was sister of William S. Hackney (direct line of this blog) and daughter of William Hackney and Sarah Shannon. In 1849 in Wapello County, Iowa, W. W. Baker, son of Joshua Wells […]

Elmer C. Wheeler married Eva Rogers

Though Elmer Wheeler is not immediate family line, I find it often useful with family history to get a better picture when we know not only what was going on with family but with their extended relations and neighbors. Elmer C. Wheeler married Eva Rogers in 1903, a cousin of Antwine Rodman who married May […]