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HIGH SCHOOL, 1886-1986
lost villages of Lima and Albany
Andrew Hensley and Pioneer History Andrew Hensley was one of the
original pioneers into Fayette County along the Mission Trail in
Westfield Township, buying the Nathaniel Wilcox claim in 1842 and
relocating to the county in 1844, then to Lima, Albany for the remainder
of his life in 1849.
Lima Railroad A revolution of transportation and communication for an isolated farming 'community.' The first train arrived late in 1882, the last in 1838.
School (Includes Albany, Frog Hollow, Westfield Township and
some early Fayette County, Iowa history. Large page; slow loading.)
People the Carmichael cabin (a pioneer family's log cabin, and
some early history)
1860 Census (The 1860 Census of Westfield Township list many of
the early families. Plats from 1868 show some names.)
|NOTE: Links to Photopoint.com albums are gone as of May 1, 2001. I lost 15,000+ pics, when they started charging then went under. I could not get them saved in time. If you find any Photopoint links, they are dysfunctional.||Important
links to other's Fayette interests.
Fayette Co Rootsweb (a must)
Marjorie Fletcher's Genealogy (Dempster, Smith)
"Chats with Old Timers" by time
1850 Fayette Co. Census Info
Mission Trail to Ft. Atkinson
"Chats with Old Timers" by topics
Hunt's Furniture and Undertaking, 1875
1910 Main Street Fayette
1911 Main Street Fayette
Biographies of James E. Robertson and his father-in-law Robert Alexander, Fayette Pioneers
of Fayette County 1878"
In the Beginning, pp307-312
First Settlement, the Wilcox Cabin, pp 315-317
Westfield "Pry" Quarry Line, 1850's
Fayette County Census Data
Westfield Township 1860 Census
West Union Township 1860 Census
Fairfield Township 1860 Census, with history.
Big Rocks area updated
11/15/2001, very large page with graphics, if it time-outs, try hitting
refresh and you browser should start where it left off loading the page.
Brush Creek Time Line
Pioneer Letter on 1800's Life in Ohio/Illinois
Solon W. Barnes, 1850's life around Taylorsville
Groat Cemetery (full page with graphics, slow loading)
Groat Cemetery (fast loading text page)
Garden Prairie Cemetery, Church and Genealogy (full page with graphics, slow loading)
Garden Prairie Cemetery, Church and Genealogy (faster loading with less graphics and text)
Job Ashby Family Farm and Dunham Grove School
Strong, and Albert H. Strong Biography
Sec A Burials, Years
Sec A Burials, Surnames
Sec A Burials, Lots and Pic Links
How Grandview Started
Hill Entrance & Some Fay. Hist.
My genealogy pages contain a lot of data gathered off internet resources and should not assumed correct for official genealogy work. The information is made available for family use to piece together the possible lineage of several surnames before it is totally lost. If you have connections or data to post send it along.
GENEALOGY, mother's side
I am doing some major work on the Thompson surname that came through Harford Co, Maryland to Harrison/Carroll Co, Ohio, to Fayette Co, Iowa. There are many related Ohio surnames involve. It will be quite sometime before all of the work is done.
Thompson Cemeteries of Interest
GENEALOGY, mother's side
The Denbow Family
River Lower Hundred, Harford/BaltimoreCo, Maryland>Harrison/Carroll
Co, Ohio>Fayette Co. Iowa
The Gold Rush from NE MO
Old Clinton (St. Peters' Catholic) Cemetery, Monroe Co, MO
GENEALOGY, father's side
I am working on a "ton" of Zbornik and Siglin data but it is a long way from uploading.
Other Surnames of interest: Copet, Schuler, Forsman, Reimler
Zbornik--Prague area, Bohemia>NY>Winn. & Fay. Co. IA (coming)
At present I have ALL of the Fayette County Cemetery booklets in my possession. If you need Surname referenced email me the information.
Fayette County Townships:
Auburn---Eden, Oak Ridge-Auburn, St. Luke's Catholic, Sawyer Family.
Bethel---Bethel, Richfield, Pitts Family
Center---Center Grove, Dunhan Grove
Clermont---St. Peter's Catholic
Dover---Bethay Lutheran, Dover Public, George, Nutting, St. Peter's Lutheran-Eldorado.
Eden---Alpah, Eden, Oak Lawn, St. Mary's Catholic, St. Rose Catholic, Waucoma.
Fairfield---Brooks, Groat Cemetery Database (Brush Creek or Arlington), Taylorville, McAlavey.
Fremont----Greenwood, Calvary Catholic, St. Peter Lutheran
Illyria---Illyria-Highland, Old Pioneer in Wadena, St. Jospeh's Catholic, Wadena.
Jefferson---(I do not have this twp, but indent to order)
Oran---Fairban Protestan, Immaculate Conception, Oran
Pleasant Valley---Brainard, God's Acres, Elgin.
Smithfield--- Garden Prairie Cemetery, Church and Genealogy
Union---Lippincott Family, Mr. Calvary Catholic (Holy Name), Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant Grove, West Union
Westfield---Fayette (Grandview, original book), County Farm, Lima, Pleasant Hill, St. Francis Catholic. Grandview, Sec A Burials, Years
Windsor---Boales, Hawkeye, North Windsor, South Windsor
|Reference Sites||Personal Sites with Fayette Co. Iowa Connections|
|http://home.sprintmail.com/~robtmarj/ Robert and Marjorie Fletcher's site mentions surnames Dempster, Templeton, Smith, Voshell in Fairfield Twp.|
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All of my direct surnames were
very early pioneers into Fayette Co, generally in the mid 1850's. Growing
up in Fayette and trekking the hills, prairies, streams throughout the county
when the small villages and farms were so active and functional before the
1960's, the now lost history and memories of the pioneer generations and
lifestyles from 1840-1960 continue to hold my interests.
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