WESTFALL GENEALOGY

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Cornelius Westfall

Cornelius Westfall was the founder of Thorntown in Boone County, Indiana in 1830, and built the first house in Thorntown. Cornelius Westfall and the house he built in Thorntown, Indiana are pictured in a book "The Thorntown Centurial", published in 1930.  The book is about Thorntown, Indiana, which was founded in 1830 by Cornelius Westfall. 

Cornelius Westfall was born 7 Mar. 1778 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, and died 5 Sept. 1856 in Wolf Grove, McDonough County, Illinois. He married 1st Elizabeth Bryan, married 2nd Rachel Dye, and married 3rd Sarah Mary Davis 10 Oct. 1823. She was born in 1802 in New Jersey, and died in 1874 in Wolfgrove, Illinois. Cornelius was the son of Jacob Westfall born 1755 and Mary (King) Westfall. His grandparents were Jacob and Judith (Hornbeck) Westfall. His great grandparents were Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall. His great great grandparents were Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall, and Cornelius's great great great grandfather was the original Westfall immigrant to America who came to America in 1642 from Holland, Jurian Westfall who married Maritje Hansen. *******Cornelius was the first child born to Jacob Westfall and Mary King. Cornelius was age sixteen when he moved with his parents to Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1794. Cornelius moved to Ohio before 1803 and helped establish the town of Dayton and taught in the first Dayton school. Later, Cornelius moved to Miami County, Ohio and surveyed and platted the town of Troy. He became Clerk of Common Pleas for Miami County and served in that position for twenty-four years. Cornelius wed Rachel Dye (1784 - 1823) in Miami County, Ohio on April 25, 1809, and they had two daughters, whose names are unknown. Rachel died in about 1822 and Cornelius wed Sarah Mary Davis (1802 - 1874) in Miami County on October 28, 1823. Sarah was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 6, 1802. They lived in present Troy, Ohio and there had thyese children: (1) Beverly Randolph Westfall born 13 Aug 1824, died 1882; (2) Mary Elizabeth Westfall Armstrong born 14 Dec 1825, died 1905; and (3) Sarah Ann Westfall born in 1828. On November 10, 1829, Cornelius bought 160 acres in Indiana for $4 per acre. In April of 1830, Cornelius platted his land into ninety-four lots to create the town of Thorntown. It was named after the Miamis Indian village that had been there and named ka-wi-a-ki-un-gi (place of thorns). There they had these children: (4) Josephine (Malissa) Westfall Otterman born 1 May 1830, died 1923; (5) Louisa Maria Westfall Harris born 4 Dec 1832, died 1907; (6) Elnathan Kemper Westfall born 8 Jan 1839, died 1912; (7) Harriet Steele Westfall Cogswell born on 30 Aug 1841, died 1924; and (8) Clara Amelia Westfall born in 1845. In 1854, Cornelius moved to a farm in Macomb Township in McDonough County, Illinois and died there two years later.

THE MAN WHO FOUNDED THORNTOWN - There is some evidence that there had been a trading post on the site of where Thorntown now is as early as 1827. Prior to this time the area was occupied by the Pottawatomie Indians under a grant from the Government. In 1826 their tribe ceded the land back to the government and in 1828 their title to the land became extinct by reason of the treaty and the land was disposed of through a government land office in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Several men came to the area but it was Cornelius Westfall who entered the land from the government where Thorntown now stands, which he did on the tenth day of November 1829. On the tenth day of April, 1830 he laid out and platted the original Plat of Thorntown, which Plat comprises the greater part of the best part of Thorntown. Cornelius also built the first house in Thorntown. The history that we have at our command tells us that a post office was established in 1829. About this time it seems that a demand for social and business organization began to exist. (Excerpt from an article written by George Lyster for the 1930 Thorntown Centennial.)

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Cornelius Westfall's gr. gr. gr. grandfather Juriaen Westfall (Westvael) was born in 1629 in Holland. Jurian Westfall was the first recorded Westfall ancestor in America. He came to America in 1642. On August 4, 1642 Jurian Westfall (Juriaen Van Westphalen) arrived in New Amsterdam, New York aboard a ship called "The Houttuyn" from Luyderdorp, Holland. He was only 13 at the time. His family had migrated to Holland from Westphalia in Germany in the 1600's. It is not known whether his parents died in Holland or enroute, or he came with other relatives. He then went up the Hudson River 135 miles arriving at Fort Orange (later Albany) New York on August 11, 1642. He arrived as an indentured servant to killiaen Van Reassalaer. He was placed in the home of Michael Jansen ... Jurian moved south of Albany to Esopus (later Kingston) New York with his friend and fellow indentured servant Evert Pels in about 1653. He was granted 32 morgan (70 acres) of land Sept. of 1654. He married Marretge Jansen that same year. On Aug. 17, 1659 Jurian and 12 others petitioned Peter Stuyvesant to establish a chuch at Wiltwyck (Esopus was briefly named Wiltwyck and later after British rule called Kingston}. Jurian signed with a three pronged fork of trident mark. The church was established. Numerous records regarding Jurian and his descendants are available in records of the then Dutch Reformed Church of New York.

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The following information is from a book "American Nomads" written by Emily Stowell whose ancestor Jacob Kuykendall married Sara Westfall daughter of Johannes.... The Esopus Indians lived near Wiltwyck and for a number of years they were peaceful, but in 1663 they burned and looted the town. There were 12 men, 2 children, and 4 women killed, and 6 women and 7 children taken prisoner. Jurian and his family escaped harm at the time, but later in 1667 or 1668 Jurian was killed by Indians who were at war with the Esopus Indians while he was guiding a troop of British soldiers. Jurian married Marretje Hansen about 1654. Marretje was born in about 1636 in Holland. Her father was Hans Hansen or Jansen (Hans Jansen Van Noordstrandt). Hans was born about 1610 on Norstrand Island, Netherlands, and migrated to New Amsterdam in 1638. He worked as an interpreter and often traveled between Holland and the new settlement. He married Rymerig Volkert, and they had 4 children-Marretje, Hans, Simon, and Elsa. His wife died in 1645, and Hans placed Marritje who was just 9 and her sister Elsa in the home of a farmer Phillip Garretsen where they learned the art of homemaking. Hans died in 1690 in Flatlands, Brooklyn. After Jurian's death Marritje remarried to Jacob Jansen. Marritje died after 1670 in Ulster, Kingston County, New York.

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In 1696 Jurian's son Johannes Westfall and 18 others including his brothers Symen, Nicholas, and his widowed sister Rymerick Quick bought land from the Minsi Indians along the Delaware River near the New York/New Jersey line. The land lies principally in Deerpark Township, Orange County, New York. The peaceful Minsi Indians were one of the three tribes of the Lenni Lenape people. About 1699 Johannes and his family moved to what was called the Minisink settlement. They were among the first white people to live in the area. Johannes oldest son Jurian and his friend Jacob Kuykendall hunted and trapped with the Minsi Indians as youths, and later traded with them. Jurian married Jacob's sister Styntje Kuykendall and Jacob married Jurian's sister Sara westfall. They raised their families and farmed there in the Minisink Valley along the Delaware River at peace with the Indians for many years. Jurian had the first apple orchard in the area, and Jacob established the first trading post.

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Jurian and Marretje (Hansen) Westfall had 6 children-Rymerick Westfall, Nicholas Claes Westfall, Johannes Juriaen Westfall, Abel Westfall, Symen Westfall, and Elsjen Westfall.

Cornelius Westfall gr. gr. gr. grandson of Jurian Westfall was born 7 Mar. 1778 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, and died 5 Sept. 1856 in Wolf Grove, Illinois. Cornelius Westfall married 1st Elizabeth Bryan, October 13, 1795 in Nelson County, Kentucky. (Note: I don't know if Cornelius Westfall and his 1st wife Elizabeth Bryan had any children. I have been unable to find any information about any children they may have had together.)

Cornelius Westfall married 2nd Rachel Dye, April 25, 1809 in Miami County, Ohio, and she died in 1823. Rachel Dye was born about 1784 and died in 1823 in Miami County, Ohio. It is probable that Cornelius Westfall and Rachel Dye had no children together since her estate was divided among her relatives. Rachel Dye was a daughter of Andrew Dye and Sarah Miner. Andrew Dye was a son of James and Sarah (Leach) Dye. He was born in 1744 near Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey and he died on July 5, 1831 in Miami County, Ohio. He married 1st Sarah Miner in 1768, and she died in 1810. She was a first cousin of Martha (Curtis) Washington wife of President George Washington. Andrew Dye moved to Maryland and from there to Whiteley Creek in what is now Greene County, Pennsylvania, where in 1785, he had warranted to him a tract of land under the title "Sparrows Nest." He had met and married Sarah Minor, sister of Colonel John Minor, one of the first settlers on Whiteley Creek, a daughter of Stephen and Athaliah (Updyke) Minor. During the Revolutionary War he was a soldier in the Pennsylvania Line for which service he received a pension. Sometime after 1790, he removed to Kentucky and then in 1803, to Ohio, where he died at Stillwater, Newton Township, Miami County, on July 5, 1835. His second wife was Mrs. Ann (Lamb) Evans, who was born April 11, 1767, and died January 7, 1843. Andrew Dye and his second wife are buried in Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.

Cornelius Westfall married 3rd Sarah Mary Davis 10 Oct. 1823 in Miami County, Ohio. Sarah Mary Davis Westfall was born Sep. 6, 1802 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, and died Mar. 2, 1874 in Wolfgrove, McDonough County, Illinois. Sarah was born to Joseph Davis and Sarah Phillips. She wed Cornelius Westfall in Miami County, Ohio on October 10, 1823. They lived in present Troy, Ohio and there had these children: (1) Beverly Randolph Westfall born on 13 Aug 1824, died 1889; (2) Mary Elizabeth Westfall born on 14 Dec 1825, died 1905; and (3) Sarah Ann Westfall born in 1828. In 1829, the family moved to present Thornton, Indiana and there had these children: (4) Josephine (Malissa) Westfall born on 1 May 1830, died 1923; (5) Louisa Maria Westfall born on 4 Dec 1832, died 1907; (6) Elnathan Kemper Westfall born on 8 Jan 1839, died 1912; (7) Harriet Steele Westfall born on 30 Aug 1841, died 1924; and (8) Clara Amelia Westfall born in 1845.

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Cornelius Westfall was the son of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall and he had 7 brothers and sisters-Levi Westfall (1782-1848) married 1st Temperance King, and married 2nd Margaret Petit; Elizabeth Westfall (1784-1851) married David Swank; Reuben Westfall born 1787 married Elizabeth Tucker; John Westfall born 1788 married Rachel; Anna Westfall born 1790 married John Anderson; Mary Westfall born 1796 married 1st Jeremiah King, and married 2nd Zacheus Tiberghin; and Janet Westfall (1799-1863) married Daniel Mills.

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Cornelius Westfall and his 3rd wife Sarah Mary (Davis) Westfall had these children-Beverly Randolph Westfall, Sarah A. Westfall, Mary Elizabeth Westfall, and Josephine Melissa Westfall, Louisa Maria Westfall, Elnathan Kemper Westfall, Harriet S. Westfall, and Clara A. Westfall. I don't have any information about any children Cornelius Westfall may have had from his other other wives, Elizabeth Bryan and Rachel Dye.

(1) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's son Dr. Beverly Randolph Westfall was born 13 Aug. 1824 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio. He died in Aug. 1882 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Burial: Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Died Age 64 11 months 21 days. Buried 3 Aug 1889. He married Ellen Esther Hays 14 Oct. 1847. He was also married to another woman (her name unknown).

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     Children of Beverly Westfall and Ellen Hays were-Charles Rush Westfall born in 1849; Sarah Saloma Westfall born in 1851, died 1926, married F. M. Martin; Cornelius Frank Westfall born in 1853, married 1st L. Marion Cord, married 2nd Ida Taylor; Ralph Beverly Westfall born in 1856; Alfred Bruce Westfall born in 1857; Clara Ellen Westfall born in 1859, married J.R. Bonner; Mary Amelia Westfall born in 1861; Leland Davis Westfall born in 1862, married Clara Kate Plaster; Charles Grant Westfall born in 1863; Minnie A. Westfall (1864 - 1889); Linneus Lincoln Westfall born in 1865, died 1927, married Adelaide Mickel; Hugh Hahneman Westfall born in 1866, died 1948, married Mary E. Barrett; Alice Nightengale Westfall born in 1868, married William Mckay; Almira Hays Westfall born in 1869; and Claud Randolph Westfall born in 1971.

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(1a) Beverly Westfall and Ellen (Hays) Westfall's daughter Sarah S. Westfall Martin was born Jan. 16, 1851 in McDonough County, Illinois, and died Jun. 28, 1926 in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri. Burial: Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri. She married Francis Marion Martin (1850 - 1923), and they had these children: B. Raleigh Martin (1872 - 1917); Mabel Pauline Martin (1874 - 1961); and Charles Vilas Martin (1879 - 1938).

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(2a) Beverly Westfall and Ellen (Hays) Westfall's son Linneus Lincoln "L.L." Westfall was born in 1866, and died Jan. 31, 1927 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Burial: Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. He married Adelaide Mickel and they had a daughter: Ethel B Westfall Martin (1897 - 1994).

(2) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Mary Elizabeth Westfall was born 14 Dec. 1825 in Miami, Ohio. She died 16 Jan. 1905. Burial: Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois. She married Alfred Armstrong (1807 - 1893) 29 Sept. 1847 in Montgomery, Indiana, and they had these children: William Armstrong, Sarah E Armstrong, Martha M. Armstrong (1855 - 1936), Anna Armstrong, & Alfred C. Armstrong.

(3) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Sarah A. Westfall was born in 1828 in Miami, Ohio. She married Joseph Owens 11 Mar. 1854 in McDonough, Illinois.

(4) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Josephine Melissa Westfall was born May, 2 1830 in Miami, Ohio. She married Joseph Otterman 12 Jan. 1852 in Montgomery, Boone County, Indiana. Her husband Joseph Otterman was born 14 Apr. 1826 in Kanawha, VA. He died 18 July 1910 in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. He was buried 20 July 1910 in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. Joseph and Josephine Melissa (Westfall) Otterman had these children-Sarah Caroline Otterman and Harriet "Hattie" Otterman.

(5) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Louisa Maria Westfall Harris was born Dec. 4, 1832, and died May 27, 1907. Burial: Bardolph Cemetery, Bardolph, McDonough County, Illinois. Louisa Maria Westfall married Durham C. Harris (1832 - 1893) on 11 Mar 1856 in McDonough co, IL, and they had these children: Beverly Stitus Harris (1856 - 1925); and Eva Jane Harris (1858 - 1919).

(6) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's son Elnathan Kemper Westfall was born Jan. 8, 1839 in Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana, and died Jul. 20, 1912 in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois. Burial: Bushnell Cemetery, Bushnell, McDonough County. Illinois. Elnathan was born to Cornelius Westfall and Sarah Davis. He enlisted in company B of the 16th Illinois regiment as a first sergeant on May 24, 1861. On October 1, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Due to health reasons, he was mustered out of the army on June 20, 1862. He wed Emma Curl in Rock Island County, Illinois on January 2, 1873 and she died on October 28th. Elnathan next wed Irene Wann in McDonough County, Illinois on October 16, 1879 and they lived in Bushnell and had these children: (1) Clara Ellen Westfall born in 1883 (died at age three from pulling a pot of boiling water upon herself and was scalded); (2) Curtis C. Westfall born on 14 Jul 1886 (died of syphilis); (3) Mary Harriett Westfall born in Feb 1881 (first female pediatric dentist in Illinois); and (4) Beverly Kemper Westfall born on 1 Nov 1893. Elnathan was a medical doctor and a politician and became a lieutenant colonel in the 8th Illinois regiment. A military headstone was ordered in 1934 but the military had a request in 1941 to destroy it.

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(1a) Elnathan Kemper Westfall and Irene Rebecca (Wann) Westfall's son Beverly Kemper Westfall was born Nov. 1, 1893 in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois, and died in 1962 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Burial: Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He married Jane Brant (1886 - 1968), and they had three children-John Brant Westfall (1916 - 1967); Beverly Kemper Westfall (1919 - 1992); and Mary Lou Westfall who married Bill Lake, and they had 2 girls Jane Lake and Linda Lake.

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(1aa) Beverly Kemper Westfall and Jane (Brant) Westfall's son Dr. Beverly Kemper Westfall Jr. was born May 19, 1919 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, and died Nov. 18, 1992 in Marion County, Indiana. Burial: Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He married Audrey Bertrand. Audrey was born in the heart of Cajun Country, Opelousas, Louisiana, on March 21, 1922, and died April 1, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She married 2nd Dr. J. William Wright, Jr. Children of Dr. Beverly Kemper Westfall Jr. and Audrey (Bertrand) Westfall Wright were-Beverly Kemper Westfall, III (1948 - 1977), Susan (Westfall) Keller, Kathryn (Westfall) Gidwitz, and Elizabeth (Westfall) Flynn.

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Dr. Beverly Kemper Westfall Jr.'s wife Audrey (Bertrand) Westfall Wright's obituary - Audrey Bertrand Westfall Wright 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 1, 2013. An Indianapolis resident for nearly 70 years, Audrey was born in the heart of Cajun Country, Opelousas, Louisiana, on March 21, 1922. She graduated from the Academy of the Immaculate Conception in 1940 and recently attended her 72nd high school reunion with seven remaining classmates. She was a student at Louisiana State University/New Orleans Charity Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1944. About her nursing class she stated, "When we graduated we were fit for army, navy, private duty - you name it. We were proud and we were good." While at Charity Hospital she met a charming doctor named B. Kemper Westfall, Jr. from Indianapolis. They fell in love, married and lived in Indianapolis for 36 years together raising four children. She later married Dr. J. William Wright, Jr. spending 11 happy years with him. Both husbands preceded her in death. Audrey, aka Sis, Mom, Mother, Grandma, Nana, the Cage and Cajun Sweetheart, is best remembered for her joie de vivre. She was an avid and winning tennis player from age 14 to 80. She loved to ride and jump horses and rode them on the beaches of both the Atlantic and Pacific, her last ride at age 83. She was an ardent world traveler and at age 63 caught a two-and-a-half foot Arctic char from Tree River in the Arctic Circle. She was a voracious reader and made a mean chicken gumbo. She was a member of Meridian Hills Country Club and St. Luke Catholic Church and past member of Highland Country Club, Indianapolis Athletic Club, the Columbia Club and the Indianapolis Racquet Club. She belonged to the Children's Museum Guild, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Oriental Arts Society and the Indiana Medical Auxiliary. She was a Brownie Leader, a Girl Scout Licensed Camper, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Kentucky Colonel. But even with all her accomplishments, talents and interests, her children and grandchildren were her greatest and lasting love. She moved mountains for them and loved them with all her heart. Besides her husbands, her son, B. Kemper Westfall, III, preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters, Susan Keller, Kathryn Gidwitz (Jim) and Elizabeth Flynn (John); grandchildren, Bonnie Phoenix, Jason Keller (Kristin), Jamee, Brant, Clare and Lydia Gidwitz, Ryan and Garret Flynn; two great granddaughters, Eve and Quinn Keller. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 5th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church with calling starting at 10:15 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the St. Luke Special Fund. Burial will be private. Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 3, 2013

(7) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Harriett S. Westfall Cogswell was born Aug. 30, 1841, and died Aug. 21, 1924. Burial: Andrew Cemetery, Friend, Saline County, Nebraska. She married George H. Cogswell (1830 - 1911), and they had a daughter: Elza Beverly Cogswell (1883 - 1950).

(8) Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Clara A. Westfall was born in 1845, and she married Lewis Cole.

Below are some Westfalls who I believe are descendants of Jurian Westfall and related to the other Westfall families on my genealogy website, but I have been unable to find the names of their parents and the link to connect them and their families to the other related Westfall families. If you have information that would help me link them to the other related Westfall families please email me at walterwestfall@webtv.net

Isaac Westfall

Isaac Westfall was born abt. 1814 in VA, and died in 1861. He married Harriet Black in Miami Co., OH in 1833. Harriet Black was born abt. 1812 in VA, and died 4 Dec 1884 in MO. Children of Isaac and Harriet (Black) Westfall were-William Riley Westfall born abt. 1835 in OH, died abt. 1916 in OK, married 1st Margaret Louis, married 2nd Sarah Kellings, married 3rd Sarah Capps; John Harrison Westfall born 1835 in IN, died 1907 in Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma, married 1st Charity Moss, married 2nd Mary Jane Heathcock; Ethalinda Westfall born in 1838 in OH, married Elias Moss; James A. Westfall born in 1840 in OH, died 1898 in MO, married Rachael Tarleton Clow; Elizabeth Westfall born 1842 in OH, married Uriance Adason; Anna Westfall born in 1843 in OH, married Abner Bell; Jacob Westfall born in 1847 in IN, married Eliza Bell; Benjamin Westfall born 1849 in IN, died in 1860.

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(1) Isaac and Harriet (Black) Westfall's son William Riley Westfall was born abt. 1835 in Ohio, and died Aprx. 1916 in Checotah, Mcintosh Co., OK. He married 1st Margaret Louis born in 1837 in IL. Children of William Riley Westfall and his 1st wife Margaret Louis were-John Westfall, and George Westfall. William Riley Westfall married 2nd Sarah E. Kellings born 1851 in ARK. Children of William Riley Westfall and his 2nd wife Sarah E. Kellings were-Lula Westfall, Mary Westfall, Monroe Westfall, and Charley Westfall. William Riley Westfall married 3rd Sarah Capps born in 1849. Child of William Riley Westfall and his 3rd wife Sarah Capps was-William Westfall.

(1a) William Riley Westfall and his 1st wife Margarett (Louis) Westfall's son John William Westfall was born 23 Apr 1863 at Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas, and died 25 Nov 1937 in Perkins, Payne Co., Oklahoma, His burial was at Oilton, Oklahoma. He married Mildred Angeline Bell (1870-1937. Children of John Westfall and Mildred Angeline (Bell) Westfall were-John Alvie Westfall, Amos Luther Westfall, James Westfall, Jessie Westfall, and George Westfall.

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(1aa) John William Westfall and Mildred Angeline (Bell) Westfall's son John Alvie Westfall was born 29 Aug 1888 Webb City, Jasper Co., MO. He died 4 Jan 1954 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His burial was Oilton, Creek Co., Oklahoma. He married Merribel Sophia Melton Sept 30, 1926. She was born 19 July 1901, and died in 1954. Children of John Alvie Westfall and Merribel Sophia Melton were-James Hoyt Westfall born 3 July 1927, married 1st Melba June Ince, married 2nd Margarete Hanna Lore Bratfisch, married 3rd Mildred Pauline Denney; Jackie Ray Westfall born 17 Sept 1934, died 1988, married Bettie Duncan; Mary Mildred Westfall born 8 June 1929, married 1st Harvey Fix, married 2nd John Wilburn Allen; Leroy Westfall born abt. 1933, married Ola Mae Gatlin; and Rosie Ivon Westfall born abt. 1936, married Eugene C. Abbott.

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(1aaa) John Alvie Westfall and Merribel Sophia (Melton) Westfall's son James Hoyt Westfall born 3 July 1927, married 1st Melba June Ince, married 2nd Margarete Hanna Lore Bratfisch, married 3rd Mildred Pauline Denney abt 1950. James Hoyt Westfall had these children-Wallace James Westfall and John Everett Westfall.

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(2aaa) John Alvie Westfall and Merribel Sophia (Melton) Westfall's son Leroy Westfall born abt. 1933, married Ola Mae Gatlin abt. 1950. Leroy and Ola Mae (Gatlin) Westfall had these children-Shirley Ann Westfall, Roy Lee Westfall, Johnnie Kay Westfall, Mary Sue Westfall, Eddie Westfall, Barney Jay Westfall, Bradley Westfall, and Gary Westfall.

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(3aaa) John Alvie Westfall and Merribel Sophia (Melton) Westfall's daughter Rosie Ivon Westfall born abt. 1936, married Eugene C. Abbott abt. 1955. Eugene C. Abbott and Rosie Ivon (Westfall) Abbott had these children-John David Abbott, Robert Wayne Abbott, Rebecca Lynn Abbott, James Abbottm and Rosetta Faye Abbott.

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(4aaa) John Alvie Westfall and Merribel Sophia (Melton) Westfall's daughter Mary Mildred Westfall born 8 June 1929, married 1st Harvey Fix, married 2nd John Wilburn Allen abt. 1950. John Wilburn Allen and Mary Mildred (Westfall) Allen had these children-James Wilburn Allen and Gary Lee Allen.

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(2a) John William Westfall and Mildred Angeline (Bell) Westfall's son Amos Luther Weatfall was born 9 Aug 1905 in Checotah, McIntosh Co., OK, and died 7 Mar 1982 in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. He married Beulah Mae Turner 6 NOV 1926, Drumright, OK. She was born 1910 in OK, and died 1987 in KS. Children of Amos L. and Beulah (Turner) Westfall were-Amos Leon Westfall born 1928, Creek Co., OK; Billy Laverne Westfall born 1930, Creek Co., OK; J. C. Westfall born 1932, Creek Co., OK; Kermit Eugene Westfall born 1934, Creek Co., Ok; Patricia Chistine Westfall born 1937, KS; and Linda Fern Westfall born 1949, KS.

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(1aa) Amos L. and Beulah (Turner) Westfall's son Amos Leon Westfall was born Sep. 13, 1929, and died Aug. 19, 2008. Burial at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Kansas. He married Dolores N. Deckert (1930 - ____) on Nov. 19, 1950, at Great Bend, Kansas. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United States Army Signal Corps. Amos Leon Westfall and Dolores N. (Deckert) Westfall had these children-Dale Westfall; Larry Westfall; Alan Westfall; Karen Westfall Copeland; and Connie Westfall Remmert. --------- Amos Leon Westfall's obituary - A. Leon Westfall, 78, of Great Bend, died Aug. 19 at Galichia Heart Hospital, Wichita. He was born Sept. 13, 1929, at Oilton, Okla., the son of Amos L. and Beulah Turner Westfall. He married Dolores N. Deckert on Nov. 19, 1950, at Great Bend. She survives. He was a retired branch manager for Stanion Wholesale Electric. He was a resident of Great Bend for most of his life, coming from Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United States Army Signal Corps. Mr. Westfall was a member of the First Christian Church, VFW Post 3111, American Legion Argonne Post 180 and the Great Bend Foundation, and a former member of the Kiwanis Club, a former city councilman, Ambassador of the Chamber of Commerce and trustee of First Christian Church. He was also a member of the C.R. Aldrich Trust Committee for the Cheyenne Scoutland, Cheyenne District Scout executive, a former Boy Scout and Cub Scout master for Troop 155 and a coordinator of Cheyenne Scoutland. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award for adult BSA volunteers. Survivors, in addition to his wife, of the home, include two sons, Larry Westfall and wife Jan, and Alan Westfall, all of Great Bend; two daughters, Karen Copeland and husband Greg of Wilson and Connie Remmert and husband Rick of Great Bend; two brothers, Bill Westfall of Great Bend and Kermit Westfall of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Patricia Waggoner of New Mexico and Linda Edwards of Divide, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Tyler Remmert, Jenna Wornkey, Tia Bodine, Kaci Bodine, Ian Eeles, Emma Eeles and Audrea Wood; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Moos and Emmett Eeles; and six stepgrandchildren, Mike Copeland, Chris Dayton, Sam Copeland, Jane Mohr, Laura Carstens and Charlie Copeland. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale Westfall, and a brother, J.C. Westfall. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church. Donations to memorial funds for the church, for the Aldrich Trust Committee or for the Boy Scouts of America may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net. Funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530, 620-793-3525 (Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 21, 2008)

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(2) Isaac and Harriet (Black) Westfall's daughter Ethalinda Westfall was born abt. 1838 in OH. She married Elias Moss. Children of Elias Moss and Ethalinda (Westfall) Moss were-Charity Moss, James Moss, Martha Moss, Sarah Moss, Tillman Moss, Rosana Moss, Charles Moss, Plesonton Moss, Harriette Moss, Daisy Moss, Rachel Moss, John Moss, and Clara Moss.

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(3) Isaac and Harriet (Black) Westfall's son James Andrew Westfall was born 12 Apr 1840 in OH, and died 16 Mar 1898 in Jasper Co., MO. His burial was at Center Point, Jasper Co., MO. He married Rachael Tarleton Clow in Jasper County, MO June 2, 1861. Rachel was born on May 6, 1844, a native of Indiana. She was the daughter of John Tarleton and Nancy McKinney. She died on June 6, 1913 and was buried beside her beloved James in Center Cemetery, Jasper County, Missouri. Children of James A. Westfall and Rachael (Tarleton) Clow Westfall were-Harriett Elizabeth (Westfall) Moss (1863-1929), Mary A. Westfall, Sarah Luvina Westfall, Amos B. Westfall, Emma D. Westfall, and Minnie B. Westfall.

Note: JAMES A. WESTFALL, farmer and stock-raiser, section 14, post-office Carthage, was born in Ohio, April 12, 1840, and ten years later immigrated with his parents to southwest Missouri, and settled at Fidelity, Jasper county, where his father died in 1861. Our subject's early years were spent in going to the common schools and working at the carpenter's trade. He was married in Jasper county, June 2, 1861, to Miss Rachel Tarelton, a native of Illinois. Mr. Westfall was a Union man; witnessed the battle of Carthage in 1861, and shortly afterward started for Illinois, getting as far as Springfield, Mo., when he found it would be dangerous to attempt further travel in that direction, and returned to Jasper county. In February, 1862, he went to Ft. Scott, Kan., where he enlisted in June of that year in Company H, of the Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry; went immediately into service, and participated in many battles, skirmishes, etc. He was mustered out in Arkansas in June 1865, and returned to Ft. Scott, Kan., where he remained until September of the same year; he then returned to Jasper county and engaged in farming near Center Creek, where he lived six years. He sold out and went to Arkansas in 1871, and not liking the situation, returned the same year. He bought the farm upon which he now lives in 1882, which consists of 160 acres of good land, seventy acres of it improved. His family consists of five children and his mother-in-law, a well preserved lady at an advanced age. Mr. Westfall is a hard working man and a good citizen. (from "History of Jasper County, Missouri", Mills and Company, 1883)

(Note: John Westfall, James A. Westfall, and another brother, William Westfall were Civil War soldiers for the Union Army, and were all in the 6th Kansas Cavalry, Company H.)

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(4) Isaac and Harriet (Black) Westfall's son John Harrison Westfall was born May 2, 1835 in Indiana, and died Feb. 13, 1907 in Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma. His burial was at Sulphur Cemetery, Hartshorne, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma. He was a Civil War Veteran. He enlisted Companies G and H, 6th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. He married 1st Charity Moss 12 July 1856, Carthage, MO. She died April 1862 of Measles. He married 2nd Mary Jane Heathcock (or Hathcock) 14 July 1865. She died 20 August 1916, Haileyville, OK. John Harrison Westfall and his 1st wife Charity Moss had a son-James Henry Westfall (1858 - 1924). John Harrison Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Jane Heathcock had these children-John Monroe Westfall (1866 - 1898); Nathan Benjamin Westfall (1867 - 1947); Joseph A. Westfall (1869 - 1934); Susan Westfall; Isaac Jonathan Westfall (1872 - 1937); and Henry Alvin H. Westfall (1877 - 1963).

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John Harrison Westfall and his 1st wife Charity Moss Westfall's son James Henry Westfall was born Sept 11, 1858 at Cane Hill, Washington County, Arkansas. He married Margaret Catherine "Maggie" Latty May 27, 1884, at Caddo Gap, AR. Maggie was born Nov 5, 1866, at Star of the West near Daisy in Pike Co, AR. Her parents were John Latty and Fanny Connor Latty. James Henry Westfall owned a farm near Glenwood in Montgomery Co., Arkansas. He died in April 1924. His wife Maggie died fifteen years later in November 1939. Children of James Henry Westfall and Margaret Catherine "Maggie" Latty were-Albert Lee Westfall, married Baker Bell, children were James Westfall and Eileen Westfall; Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Westfall, married Mamie Hubbard, children were Charles Westfall, Viola Westfall, Raymond Westfall, and Franklin Westfall; John Henry "Walter" Westfall died in childhood; Joseph Andrew "Joe" Westfall, married Helen Green, only child Joe Westfall Jr; Mary Alice Westfall married Sam Palmer; James Alvin Westfall, married Pearl Burton, children were Dorothy Westfall, Marjorie Westfall, Jimmy Westfall, and Billy Westfall; Denver Clay Westfall, married Nellie Sellars, children were Evelyn Westfall and Edmund Bud Westfall; Russell Harrison Westfall, married Edna Wilson, only child was John Russell Westfall; Fanny Belle Westfall died in childhood; Theodore Jackson "Ted" Westfall married Joella Richardson, children were Ronald Westfall and Betty Jo Westfall; and Mabel Westfall, married Bert Kibler, children were Opal Kibler, Lavern Kibler, and Wayne Kibler.

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James Henry Westfall's wife Margaret Catherine (Latty) Westfall's obituary - Margaret Catherine Westfall - Thursday, Nov. 23, 1939 - Margaret Catherine Latty Westfall, daughter of John and Fannie Latty, was born near Daisy, Arkansas, November 5, 1866. On March 27, 1884, she was married to James Henry Westfall, of Caddo Gap who preceded her in death 15 years ago. She is survived by 7 sons, A.L. Westfall of Childress, Texas, J. Alvin Westfall of Hot Springs, T.J. Westfall of Texarkana, Texas, Joe A. Westfall of Camden, B.F., D.C, and R.H. Westfall, all of Glenwood; two daughters, Miss Alice Westfall and Mrs. Mable Kibler, both of Glenwood; 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Westfall was converted and united with the Christian Church, early in life, later joining the County Line Methodist Church having been a member of this church for more than a quarter of a century. She has been a resident of Montgomery County for more than 50 years. She had been in failing health for the past 5 years and had been a confirmed invalid for the past year. The end came quietly and peacefully at 9:23 p.m., November 13 at the family home, one mile north of Glenwood. Funeral services were conducted from the County Line Church, Wednesday morning, November 15, the services being in charge of Dr. J.T. Barr of Norman, who was assisted by Robbie Dale Hughes of Ouachita College, Arkadelphia. Interment was in County Line Cemetery in charge of Westbrook Funeral Home.

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(1a) John Harrison Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Jane (Heathcock) Westfall's son Isaac Jonathan Westfall was born Jun. 3, 1872, and died Nov. 3, 1937. His burial was at Conley Cemetery, Mountainburg, Crawford Co., Arkansas. He married 1st Ellen L. Hatfield (1874 - 1898). He married 2nd Emily L. Hatfield (1879 - 1968). Emily Hatfield was born 3 Feb 1879 in Mountainburg, Crawford Co., Arkansas. She married 9 Jan 1898 to Isaac J. Westfall in Crawford Co., Arkansas. She died 19 Nov 1968 in Colton, California. Her father was Pleasant Hatfield, born 15 Jan 1850, died 19 Dec 1889 and was buried in the Hatfield cemetery in Mountainburg. His father was John W Hatfield, born in 1816 or 1818. Children of Isaac Jonathan Westfall and his 1st wife Ellen L. Hatfield were-Jessie May Westfall Cox (1893 - 1982), and Daniel Martin Westfall (1895 - ? ). Children of Isaac Jonathan Westfall and his 2nd wife Emily L. Hatfield were-Andrew Jackson Westfall (1901 - 1993); Alice Louise Westfall Morgan (1904 - 1999); Pauline Westfall Center (1909 - 1969); Kenneth Floyd Westfall (1913 - 1959); and Robert Gordon Westfall (1918 - 1984).

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(1aa) Isaac Jonathan Westfall and Emily L. (Hatfield) Westfall's son Andrew Jackson Westfall was born 20 Jan 1901, Mountain Twp., Crawford Co., Arkansas, and died 15 Jan 1993, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California. His burial was at Hermosa Memorial Gardens, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California. He married Gertrude Lucille Hays born 23 Nov 1910 Washington Co., Arkansas, died 28 Feb 1983 Colton, San Bernardino Co., California. She was the daughter of Jessie Orlander Hays (1883-1973) and Myrtle Christine Talley (1893-1964). Her burial was at Hermosa Memorial Gardens, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California. Children of Andrew Jackson Westfall and Gertrude Lucille (Hays) Westfall were-Jack Dale Westfall born 1932, married Janet Elmira Leathers; Wilma Jean Westfall (1929-2003), married Allen Alford Hibbetts; and Donald Gwinn Westfall born abt. 1930, died in infancy.

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(2a) John Harrison Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary Jane (Heathcock) Westfall's son John Monroe Westfall was born Jun. 8, 1866, and died Sep. 21, 1898. His burial was at Vaughn Memorial Cemetery, Gilmore, Le Flore Co., Oklahoma. He married Nancy J. McKinney. She later married George I. Smith. Children of John Monroe Westfall and Nancy J. (McKinney) Westfall were-Mary Elizabeth Westfall Lane (1888 - 1918); John Wesley Westfall (1890 - 1940); Willie B Westfall (1894 - 1895); and Herman Westfall (1896 - 1897).

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(5) Isaac and Harriet (Black) Westfall's son Jacob Westfall was born in Indiana about 1847. He married Eliza Bell in Newton Co., MO in 1868, and they were still living there in 1870. By 1880 they had moved to Sebastian Co., AR. Children of Jacob Westfall and Eliza (Bell) Westfall were-Isaac Westfall born 1869 in MO; Francis Westfall; and Rosy Westfall.

Rankin Westfall

Rankin Westfall was born abt. 1801 in Virginia. He married Martha Black on 17 Jun 1824 in Greene County Ohio. Children of Rankin Westfall and Martha (Black) Westfall were-Abram A. Westfall born abt. 1826 in Ohio; Martha E. Westfall born abt. 1835 in Ohio, died 17 Jun 1887; R. T. Westfall born abt. 1837 in Ohio; Newton Westfall born 1839 in Ohio; Albert R. Westfall born abt. 1842 in Ohio, died 30 Mar 1866; William W Westfall born abt. 1844 in Ohio; and Mary V. Westfall born abt. 1846 in Ohio.

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(1) Rankin and Martha (Black) Westfall's daughter Martha E. Westfall was born abt. 1835, and died 17 Jun 1887. She married James Waggoner on 13 Dec 1853 in Logan County, Ohio, son of Samuel Waggoner and Elizabeth Weeks. Children of James Waggoner and Martha E. (Westfall) Waggoner were-Samuel Rankin Waggoner born 17 Feb 1857 in Pierceton, IN, died 09 Feb 1925 in Ft. Wayne, IN; Lyman Emerson Waggoner born 08 Oct 1866 in Pierceton, IN, died 30 Dec 1925 in Stockton, Calif; William Albert Waggoner born 1859 in Pierceton, IN, died 1887 in Kansas; James Waggoner born 1860 in Pierceton, IN; Sylvia Imogene Waggoner born in 1862 in Pierceton, IN; Howard Waggoner born 1855 in Pierceton, IN; and Alice Waggoner born 1856 in Pierceton, IN.

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(1a) James Waggoner and Martha E. (Westfall) Waggoner 's son Samuel Rankin Waggoner was born 17 Feb 1857 in Pierceton, IN, and died 09 Feb 1925 in Ft. Wayne, IN. He married Ida Mae Walker, daughter of Peter Walker and Jane Buck. Children of Samuel Rankin Waggoner and Ida Mae (Walker) Waggoner were-Merl Albert Waggoner born 22 Jan 1891 in Pierceton, IN, died 09 Dec 1970 in Homer, Michigan; Hazel Eliza Waggoner born 01 Feb 1890 in Pierceton, IN, died 02 Jun 1897, Pierceton, IN; Ruby Alton Waggoner born 26 Jun 1895 in Pierceton, IN, died 04 Jan 1963 in Media, PA; Foster Walker Waggoner born 08 Jul 1897 in Pierceton, IN, died 25 Feb 1956; Lena Ethyl Waggoner born Jun 1888 in Pierceton, IN; Opal Ina Waggoner born 1902; Wallace Waggoner born 1904 in Ft. Wayne, IN, died 12 Sep 1914 in Ft. Wayne, IN; Nile Glen Waggoner born 08 Mar 1908 in Ft. Wayne, IN, died 19 Mar 1908 in Ft. Wayne, IN; and Gerald Rankin Waggoner died 25 Sep 1944 in Appleton, Wi.

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(2) Rankin and Martha (Black) Westfall's son Newton Westfall was born abt. 1839 in Ohio. He was a Civil War Veteran. (Military service 1: 22 Nov 1861, Enlists, company B, 44th Infantry Regiment, Indiana. Military service 2: 06 Apr 1862, Wounded, Shiloh. Military service 3: 22 May 1862, Discharged because of wounds. Military service 4: 04 Aug 1862, Enlists, company C, 4th Cavalry Regiment Indiana. Military service 5: 29 Jun 1865, Musters out.)

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(3) Rankin and Martha (Black) Westfall's son Albert R. Westfall was born abt. 1842 in Ohio, and died 30 Mar 1866. He married Wealthy W. Blair on 03 Feb 1864 in Kosciusko County, IN. He was a Civil War Veteran. (Military service 1: 22 Nov 1861, Company B, 44th Infantry Regiment Indiana. Military service 2: 06 Apr 1862, Wounded, Shiloh. Military service 3: 30 Sep 1862, Discharged because of wounds.)

Solomon Westfall

Solomon Westfall was born in abt 1848. He married Hester "Hettie" Conaway. She was born abt. 1847, a daughter of Daniel Conaway born 1810 in Hampshire Co., WVA, and Melinda Amos born abt. 1812 in Hampshire Co., WVA. Solomon and Hester "Hettie" (Conaway) Westfall had 2 sons-Alfred Westfall married Anna Watkins, and Jay Westfall married Edith Robinson. In the 1880 census Solomon Westfall and his family lived in Pawpaw, Marion Co., WVA.

Solomon Westfall

Solomon Westfall was born Mar. 7, 1796, and died Nov. 16, 1855. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire, Tioga County, New York. He married Betsey (or Betsy) Lane (1801 - 1870). She was born in New York. They had these children--George L Westfall (1827 - 1919); Rachel Westfall (1831 - 1832); James Westfall (1832 - 1842); Charles H. Westfall (1840 - 1913); Eli F. Westfall (1840 - 1900); James Alva Westfall (1850 - 1919); Dorcas Westfall; and Derinda Westfall.

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(1) Solomon Westfall and Betsey (Lane) Westfall's son Eli F. Westfall was born Dec. 26, 1840, and died Jan. 1, 1900. Burial: East Newark Cemetery, Newark Valley, Tioga County, New York. He married Luana Westfall (1834 - 1932), and they had these children--George Westfall (1868 - 1959); Minnie Westfall Graham (1869 - 1923); Millie Westfall Tarbox (1875 - 1948); Lorenzo Westfall (1877 - 1927); Arthur Westfall (1881 - 1908); Harry Ernest Westfall (1883 - 1953); and Sadie Westfall (1885 - 1904).

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(1a) Eli F. Westfall and Luana Westfall's son George Westfall was born Feb., 1868 in Tioga County, New York. and died Feb. 6, 1959 Tioga County, New York. Burial: Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley, Tioga County, New York. He married Katherine Benham (1870 - 1933), and they had these children--Walter Westfall (1894 - 1980); Elmer Westfall (1896 - 1919); Earl Franklin Westfall (1899 - 1973); Helen L. Westfall Myott (1900 - 1983); Sadie Westfall Whitmarsh (1904 - 1967); and Agnes Laraway Westfall Hammond (1912 - 2013).

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(2) Solomon Westfall and Betsey (Lane) Westfall's son Charles H. Westfall was born Mar. 22, 1840 in Tioga County, New York, and died Feb. 10, 1913 in New York. Charles H. Westfall, Civil War veteran, son of Solomon Westfall, died Feb. 10, 1913; born March 22, 1840 in Tioga Co. NY Survived by his wife, Almira Kimm (Peet) Westfall (1845 - 1924) and 4 sons: Lewis Westfall of Port Allegany, Lucas Westfall of Witchita Falls, Texas, Gene Westfall & Edward Westfall (1874 - 1949) of Painted Post, NY & 1 daughter, Mrs. Louise Anna Westfall Tubbs (1870 - 1944) of Candor, NY. Buried in Eulalia cemetery.

John A. C. Westfall

John A. C. Westfall was born in Ohio in 1805 and died in May, 1850 in Miami County, Ohio. He married Hulda S. Van Dusen in 1828 in Miami Co. Ohio. She was born in 1808 in Ohio. Children of John A. C. Westfall and Hulda S. (Van Dusen) Westfall were-Anna Mahala Westfall born December 10, 1835; William H. Westfall born abt. 1837; John F. Westfall born 1839 in Ohio; Joseph Westfall born abt. 1842; Huldy Westfall, born abt. 1843; Rhoda Westfall born abt. 1844; Sydney Westfall born abt. 1846; Unknown Westfall born abt. 1848.

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(1) John A. C. Westfall and Hulda S. (Van Dusen) Westfall's son John Frederick Westfall was born June 25, 1839 in Ohio. He married Kathern Morris, daughter of Robert Morris and Rebecca Coleman. She was born June 16, 1833 in Binghamton, Broome Co., New York, and died March 28, 1919 in Genoa, Dekalb Co., Illinois. Children of John Westfall and Kathern (Morris) Westfall were-Tamar Rebecca Westfall born August 22, 1866, died April 14, 1963 in Belvidere, Boone Co., Illinois, married Joachim Fredrich Wilhelm Rubeck February 22, 1866, born November 19, 1858 in Dambeck, Gutzkow, Pommarn, Prussia, died September 09, 1931 in Genoa, Dekalb Co., Illinois; Jay Leroy Westfall born 1871, married Liebu; Omar John Westfall born January 1873, married Lyle; known Westfall born 1877.

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(2) John A. C. Westfall and Hulda S. (Van Dusen) Westfall's daughter Anna Mahala Westfall was born December 10, 1835 in Ohio and died March 23, 1912, in Miami County, Ohio. She married James Young Pearson March 9, 1859, in Frederick, Miami County, Ohio. Anna Mahala Westfall's parents were John A. C. Westfall and Hulda S. Van Dusen. Her father was born in Ohio in 1805 and died in May, 1850, in Miami County, Ohio; her mother was born in Ohio in 1808. They married December 25, 1828, in Miami County, Ohio.

James Westfall

James Westfall married Catherine "Caty" Van Campen 6 Apr 1786 in Deerpark, NY. She was born 31 Mar 1754 in NJ. Children of James and Catherine "Caty" (Van Campen) Westfall were-Daniel Westfall born abt. 1787 Sussex, NJ, married Mary Elizabeth Grodevant (or Grovevant); Elijah Westfall born 15 Sept 1788 NJ, married Martha J. Sleighter; James Westfall born NJ; Jane Westfall born NJ, married William Greek; Levi Westfall born 1799 in Susquehanna, Harmony Co., PA, married in 1836 to Rachel Taylor; John Westfall born 1811 in Susquehanna, Harmony Co., PA, married Rebecca Winters; and Catherine Westfall born in Susquehanna, Harmony Co., PA.

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(1) James and Catherine "Caty" (Van Campen) Westfall's son John Westfall was born 1811 in Susquehanna, Harmony Co., PA. He married Rebecca Winters abt. 1836. Children of John and Rebecca (Winters) Westfall were-Burdette Westfall, Clara Westfall, William Westfall, Jerome Westfall born 1836, Homer Westfall born 1842, and Louise Westfall born 1847.

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(2) James and Catherine "Caty" (Van Campen) Westfall's son Daniel Westfall was born abt. 1787 Sussex, NJ, married Mary Elizabeth Grotevant (or Grodevant). Children of Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (Grotevant) Westfall were-Mary E. Westfall born abt. 1820; John Westfall born abt. 1823, married Mary (maiden name unknown); James Westfall born 21 July 1824, married Alzina Lyon; Henry Westfall born abt. 1825, married Ellen Dise; Andrew Jackson Westfall born 9 May 1826, married Abigail Lyon; George Westfall born April 1832; Catherine "Caty" Westfall born 1835, married Simeon B. Sargent; William T. Westfall born abt. 1837, married 1st Sara "Lucy" (maiden name unknown), married 2nd Anna Jane Bennett; and Rossena Westfall born abt. 1836.

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(1a) Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (Grotevant) Westfall's son Andrew Jackson Westfall was born 26 Feb 1826 in Susquehanna, PA, and died 9 May 1886 in Montpelier, Bear Co., IN. He married Abigail Lyon born 17 Apr 1836. Children of Andrew Jackson Westfall and Abigail (Lyon) Westfall were-James A. Westfall born May 1850 in Warren, PA; Willard Westfall born 1861; and Albert Westfall born 1864.

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(1aa) Andrew Jackson Westfall and Abigail (Lyon) Westfall's son James A. Westfall was born May 1850 in Warren, PA, and died 1 MAY 1910 in Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA. His burial was at Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia. He married 1st Sarah Lindsey. He married 2nd Minerva Jane Failing 23 Aug 1876 in Saline Co., NE. She was born 28 Apr 1862 in Coshocton Co., OH. He married 3rd Mamie Oxford 1903 in GA. Children of James A. Westfall and Minerva Jane (Failing) Westfall were-Perry Alfred Westfall born 14 Oct 1879 in Bear Lake Co., ID; Mary Almareta Westfall born 7 Jun 1881 in AZ; Emma Annetta Westfall born 18 Aug 1882 in ID; Viola A. Westfall born 27 Jan 1884 in ID; Annie Olive Westfall born 10 Jul 1885 in ID; Maud Westfall born 7 May 1890 in Cora, WY.

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(1aaa) James A. Westfall and Minerva Jane (Failing) Westfall's daughter Maud Westfall was born 7 May 1890 in Cora, WY, and died 15 Feb 1920 in Payson, UT. She married Henry Alonzo Binning 28 Jul 1906 in Green River, Sweetwater co., WY. He was born 28 Feb 1867 in Dyersville, Dubuque Co., IA. Children of Henry Alonzo Binning and Maud (Westfall) Binning were-Henry A. Binning born 4 May 1909 in Cora, WY; Opal Maud Binning born 12 Feb 1911 in Cora, WY; Rheo Perry Binning born 18 Nov 1912 in Cora, WY; Lester Lee Binning born 13 Aug 1914 in Cora, WY; Living Binning; Living Binning; Living Binning.

Pvt. Cornelius Messenger "Henry" Westfall

Pvt. Cornelius Messenger "Henry" Westfall was born about 1831 in Thorntown, Indiana, and died Oct. 14, 1864 in Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia. From Civil War Military records: Cornelius M. Westfall age 33 of Johnson County,Iowa nativity Indiana enlisted Mar 29, 1864 into Co D 24th Iowa Infantry. He was Wounded severely Sep 19, 1864 in the Battle of Winchester, VA. He died of wounds in Winchester Hospital Oct 14, 1864. Buried Winchester Nat. Cemetery Lot 76.

He was married to Hannah Evans Edmonds (1833 - 1887). They had 1 son-George Perry Westfall (1861 - 1937).

Cornelius Messenger Westfall was born around 1831. On his civil war papers he put Thorntown, Indiana as his nativity (place of birth). He was rooming, on a farm, in the 1860 Iowa Census. He married Hannah Evans in Iowa on 29 March 1861. They had a son, George, 18 Aug 1861. Cornelius enlisited in the Civil War in March 1864, and was wounded in Sep 1864 and died in Oct 1864. I have been unsuccessful at finding his parents. I do not have any information on the parents or siblings of Cornelius. The pension papers that Hannah applied for did not give Cornelius' parents names. The pension papers did verify that George was the son of Cornelius and Hannah.

Pvt. Cornelius Messenger "Henry" Westfall's wife Hannah Evans Edmonds was born Feb. 23, 1833, and died Jan. 5, 1887. Hannah Evans wife of William Titus Edmonds (1823 - 1859) first. She married 2nd Cornelius Messenger Westfall who died during the Civil War. She married 3rd William C. Shepherd (1826 - 1891). Her parents were James Evans (1808 - 1873) and Wilhelmina Riggle Evans (1808 - 1873). Children from her 1st husband William Titus Edmonds were-Amanda Melvina Edmonds Johnston (1855 - 1923) and William Evan Edmonds (1856 - 1926). Child from her 2nd husband Cornelius Messenger Westfall was-George Perry Westfall (1861 - 1937). Children from her 3rd husband William C. Shepherd were-Elis Shepherd (1865 - 1873) and Edward Shepherd (1867 - 1879). Her burial: Evans Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa. (Note: The stones in this cemetery are limestone and very weather worn. The top has been broken off this headstone.)

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(1) Cornelius M. Westfall and Hannah Evans Edmonds son George Perry Westfall was born in 1861 in Iowa, and died in 1937 in Iowa. Burial: Evans Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Emma Marie James (1867 - 1929). Children of George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie James were-Elsie May Westfall Stock (1888 - 1951); Coyt Messinger Westfall (1890 - 1967); Clarice Westfall Lenz (1892 - 1975); Irene I. Westfall Harrison (1895 - 1973); Raymond D. Westfall (1897 - 1983); Steyn C. Westfall (1899 - 1967); Lewis James Westfall (1905 - 1980); and Doris Eva Westfall Mullinnix Harman (1909 - 2004).

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(1a) George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie (James) Westfall's son Lewis James Westfall was born Sep. 18, 1905 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Nov. 26, 1980 in Iowa. Burial: River Junction Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Pauline Ruth Mullinnix Westfall (1914 - 2005). They had a son-Edwin L. Westfall (1934 - 2011).

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(1aa) Lewis James and Pauline Ruth (Mullinnix) Westfall's son Edwin L. Westfall's obituary - Edwin L. Westfall, 76, of West Liberty, formerly of Lone Tree, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services for Ed will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Carol Kaalberg, St. Mary's Parish Life Administrator will preside. Burial will be in the River Junction Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post #457. Casket bearers and honorary casket bearers will be Ed's grandchildren. Following the committal services at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion. Visitation for Ed will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Ed. Online condolences for Westfall family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. Edwin Westfall was born on October 23, 1934, in Lone Tree, Iowa, the son of Lewis James and Pauline Ruth (Mullinnix) Westfall. Ed was a graduate of Lone Tree High School and served with the United States Navy. On November 8, 1958, Ed was united in marriage to Kathleen J. Meade in Iowa City. Following Kathleen's passing in 1990, Ed found his second love of his life, Eva Eden. Ed was a farmer in the Lone Tree area his entire life. Ed had a great love of farming and logging. He also enjoyed poker at the casino, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, mushroom hunting, traveling, homemade ice cream and being with his family. Ed will be deeply missed by Eva Eden of West Liberty; his children, Chris Westfall and his wife, Colleen of Lone Tree, Linda Aldridge and her husband, Rick of Lecompton, Kansas, Gail Hunter and her husband, Dennis of Batavia, Bonnie Thomann and her husband, Jeff of Ainsworth and Brian Westfall and his wife, Trudi of Lone Tree; and 17 grandchildren, Eileen, Kyle, Kerry, Landon, Jill, Tyler, Riley, Avery, Wyatt and Abbigail, Luke, Jessie, Cody, Vic, Tony, Ashley and Brent. Extended family Steve Parizek and his wife, Deb of West Liberty and Kirt Parizek and his special friend, Lis Wolf of West Liberty and special friends, Becky Knebel and Brian McIntire of West Liberty, Ed was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Kathleen, in 1990.

Emery Elmer Westfall

Emery Elmer Westfall was born Apr. 19, 1873 in Wayne County, Illinois, and died Oct. 3, 1941 in Noble, Richland County, Illinois. Emery married Clara H. Steffy daughter of Aaron Steffy and Mary Catherine Sennar on 28 Sep 1897 in Richland County, Illinois. Clara was born on 17 Nov 1878 in Richland County, Illinois. She died on 25 Mar 1938 in Richland County, Illinois. Both were buried in Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Richland County, Illinois. Children of Emery Elmer Westfall and Clara H. (Steffy) Westfall were-Earl Dewey Westfall (1899 - 1975); and Ida Mae Westfall Fulk (1910 - 2003).

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Emery Elmer Westfall's wife Clara H. Steffy was born on 17 Nov 1878 in Richland County, Illinois. She died on 25 Mar 1938 in Richland County, Illinois. Clara married Emery E. Westfall on 28 Sep 1897 in Richland County, Illinois. Emery was born on 19 Apr 1873. He died on 3 Oct 1941. He was buried in Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney Richland County Illinois.

Second Generation: Aaron Steffy was born on 23 May 1850 in Stark County, Ohio. He died on 18 Mar 1911 in Richland County, Illinois. He was buried in North Freedom Cemetery, Noble Twp., Richland County. He married Mary Catherine Sennar on 9 Oct 1877. Mary Catherine Sennar was born on 7 Apr 1852 in Carroll County, Ohio. She died on 15 May 1927 in Olney Twp, Richland County, Illinois. She was buried in North Freedom Cemetery, Noble Twp., Richland County.

Third Generation: Daniel Steffy was born on 4 Apr 1816 in York County, Pennsylvania. He died on 6 Nov 1852 in Marlboro Twp, Stark Co, Ohio. He was buried in St. Peters Reformed Church Cemetery. He married Julia Ann Hossler on 13 Aug 1842 in Stark County, Ohio. Julia Ann Hossler was born on 30 Mar 1822 in York Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 22 Jan 1901 in Richland County, Illinois. She was buried in Linden Lawn Cemetery, Olney Twp, Richland County, Illinois. Adam Sennar was born on 4 Nov 1810 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. He died on 6 Jan 1899 in Richland County, Illinois. He was buried in Scherer (Fritschle) Cemetery, Olney Twp., Richland County. He married Susan Smith on 13 Jan 1848 in Harrison Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio. Susan Smith was born on 17 Mar 1817 in Ohio. She died on 19 Oct 1870 in Richland County, Illinois. She was buried in Scherer (Fritschle) Cemetery, Olney Twp., Richland County.

Fourth Generation: Phillip Steffy was born on 8 Jan 1794 in Chanceford Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. He was christened on 11 Mar 1794 in Pennsylvania. He died on 31 Mar 1890 in Claremont Twp, Richland County, Illinois. He was buried in Linden Lawn Cemetery, Olney Twp, Richland County, Illinois. He married Sarah Kaltrider on 1 Jun 1815 in York County, Pennsylvania. Sarah Kaltrider was born on 5 Dec 1793 in Windsor Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. She died in Dec 1875 in Claremont Twp, Richland County, Illinois. She was buried in Linden Lawn Cemetery, Olney Twp, Richland County, Illinois.

Fifth Generation: Heinrich Steffy was born on 19 Oct 1775 in Germany. He died in York County, Pennsylvania. He married Anna Maria. Anna Maria died in York Co, Pennsylvania.

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(1) Emery Elmer Westfall and Clara H. (Steffy) Westfall's son Earl Dewey Westfall was born Jan. 8, 1899 in Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois, and died Apr., 1975 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Burial: Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville, Jefferson County, Ohio. He married Clerine Agnes Stout (1901 - 1990), and they had these children: Vesta L. Westfall Devore (1919 - 1998); Earl Arthur Westfall (1924 - 1985) - (Served in Germany in General Patton's Army. Was involved in the liberation of Verdun, France.); and Gertrude E. Westfall Lash (1926 - 2013).

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(1a) Earl D. and Clerine (Stout) Westfall's daughter Vesta L. Westfall Devore's obituary - From The Steubenville Herald-Star - Steubenville, Ohio - (Jefferson County) - Monday, November 16, 1998 - MINGO JUNCTION - Vesta Lee DeVore, 79, of Mingo Junction died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center West. She was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Arkansas, a daughter of the late Earl D. and Clerine Westfall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a brother, Earl A. Westfall, and a sister, Virginia Westfall. She was Methodist by faith. Survivors include her husband, James S. DeVore; three sons, James A. of steubenville, Robert Westfall of Brilliant and Thomas of Mingo Junction; two daughters, Rose of Brilliant and Mary Jean of Mingo Junction; a sister, Gertrude Lash of Steubenville; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Peter Paul Westfall

Peter Paul Westfall was born Oct. 26, 1827 in Knox, Albany County,, New York, and died Jul. 7, 1891 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. Buried "On the old William Snyder farm in the Bozen Kill hollow road leading to Lee's Church, and west of George J. Williamson house, twenty-seven gravestones have inscriptions and twenty-five have no inscriptions." According to the 1870 Gazetteer and Business Directory for Albany and Schenectady County Peter P. was farmer 4 in Duanesburgh on lot 867. The 1880 Federal Census lists a son named Marton, age 9 months. This is likely Martin, their grandson not a son. Their son Edward Peter and wife Kate Bradt had a son named Martin on Aug 12, 1879. Kate died August 30, 1879. So likely they looked after the grandson in some capacity for awhile. According to Peter Westfall's death certificate, he died at Utica State Hospital in Utica, NY and was originally buried in New Forest Cemetery in Utica, NY. His remains were brought to the Grove Cemetery vault on March 13, 1892 according to this article: —The remains of Peter Westfall who died some time since at Utica were brought to this place and placed in Grove Cemetery vault, Sunday. He was then likely buried on the farm. He married Catharine Scott (1827 - 1890), and they had these children: Emeline Westfall Stead (1848 - 1917); Mary A. Westfall (1851 - 1852); Amelia Westfall (1852 - 1853); Oscar Westfall (1854 - 1855); Edward Peter Westfall (1855 - 1917); Huldah Westfall Larson (1858 - 1915); William A. Westfall (1860 - 1872); and Emmet E. Westfall (1862 - 1862).

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(1) Peter Paul Westfall and Catharine (Scott) Westfall's son Edward Peter Westfall was born Sep. 16, 1855, and died Oct. 5, 1917 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. Burial: Grove Cemetery, Delanson, Schenectady County, New York. He married Kate Bradt (1859 - 1879), and had one son, Martin Westfall (1879 - 1973). Kate died shorly after Martin was born. Edward later married Tina C. Wheeler (1863 - 1944), and had Foster J. Westfall (1886 - 1923); Kate Westfall (1888 - 1890); Leslie Cecil Westfall (1890 - 1970); John Ervin Westfall (1895 - 1964); and Omer V. (1898 - 1978).

Edward Peter Westfall's Obituary: On Friday October 5 occurred the death of Edward P. Westfall of this town at the home of George Rolfe in Schenectady. He was 62 years of age and is survived by his wife and several sons. He was a strong prohibitionist and a man of excellent character. Funeral services were held at Delanson M. E. church Monday.

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(1a) Edward Peter Westfall and his 2nd wife Tina C. (Wheeler) Westfall's son Foster J. Westfall was born Nov. 19, 1886 and died Sep. 27, 1923. Burial: Grove Cemetery, Delanson, Schenectady County, New York. He married Theresa T. Pickett (1887 - 1949), and they had these children: Clarence Foster Westfall (1907 - 1989); Ella C. Westfall (1910 - 1910); Marion Ruby Westfall Waleski (1915 - 1990); Willard E. Westfall (1917 - 1985); Carl A Westfall (1919 - 1989); and Olive Westfall Orsini (1921 - 2007).

Foster J. Westfall's obituary - Husband of Theresa T. Pickett; Father of Ella C. - From Altamont Enterprise obituary, published September 28, 1923 (available at Altamont Enterprise Historic Newspapers). - Foster Westfall died suddenly last night at his home west of Quaker Street. He had been ill less than a week. He leaves a wife and seven children, mother and several brothers. - From Altamont Enterprise, published Oct 5, 1923 - Foster Westfall at the age of 36, died suddenly at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28th, after less than a weeks illness of a complication of diseases. Spinal menengetis caused death. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and seven children the youngest of which is less than two years; his mother, Mrs. Tina Westfall of Saratoga; three brothers, Cecil and Omer of Lee's Corners; John of Delandon R.D. 4, one half brother Martin of Delanson R.D. 4 and a host of friends and relatives. A few years ago Mr. Westfall bought the farm where he resided, until death called him away. He had lived all his life in and near this vicinity. The family have the sympathy of all. Foster Westfall, a highly respected citizen, died at his home on Delanson R.D. last Thursday evening at seven o'clock, aged 36 years. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and seven children, his mother and four brothers, Martin, Cecil, John and Omer. He was the son of the late Edward Westfall of Delanson R.D. The funeral was held at his late residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. J. Norman Bennett officiated.

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(2a) Edward Peter Westfall and his 2nd wife Tina C. (Wheeler) Westfall's son (Leslie) Cecil Westfall was born Oct. 27, 1890 in Schoharie County, New York, and died Jan. 9, 1970 in Delanson, Schenectady County, New York. He married Rose Auchampaugh (1893 - 1986), and they had these children: Victor Cecil Westfall (1917 - 1999); and Alice Rose Westfall (1920 - 1991).

(Leslie) Cecil Westfall's Obituary: L. Cecil Westfall, 79, of RD 1 Delanson, died yesterday morning at his home after a long illness. Born in the Town of Wright on October 27, 1890, Mr. Westfall was a member of the Delanson Methodist Church and a trustee of the Grove Cemetery Association of Quaker Street. He was employed for over 20 years at the Gage Stock Farms of Delanson, retiring 15 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Rose Auchampaugh Westfall; a son, Victor Westfall of Cherry Plain; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Westfall of Albany; two brothers, Omer Westfall of Richmondville and Martin Westfall of Schoharie. Three grandsons, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Delanson, with the Rev. Harry Burdess, pastor of the Delanson Methodist Church, officiating. The funeral home will be open today from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in the Grove Cemetery, Village of Quaker Street. (Source: SCHENECTADY GAZETTE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1970, page 20) ======== L. Cecil Westfall - L. Cecil Westfall, 80, a retired employee of the Gage Stock Farm in Delanson, died Jan 9 at his home after a long illness. Born in the town of Wright, he lived at RD 1, Delanson. A communicant of the Delanson Methodist church, he was a trustee of the Grove Cemetery association. He was employed with the Gage Stock Farm for 20 years retiring 15 years ago. Survivors include his wife, the former Rose Auchampaugh; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Westfall of Albany; a son, Victor Westfall of Cherry Plain; two brothers, Omer Westfall of Richmondville and Martin Westfall of Schoharie, RD 2; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the White Funeral Home, Delanson. Burial will be in Grove cemetery, Quaker Street. (Source: Altamont (N.Y.) Enterprise - Albany Co. Post, Fri, Jan 16, 1970)

George Westfall

George Westfall was born in 1783 in Phelps. Ontario County, New York, and died Aug 31, 1850 in Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. George Westfall was married to Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). He and his sons, Jacob, Levi, Cornelius, Reuben and Albert left New York state and came to Michigan in the 1830s. It is thought that his wife had died in New York prior to their move. On 8 Oct. 1835, Levi and George Westfall of Ontario Co., NY, purchased land in Michigan Territory at the U.S. Land Office in Detroit, MI; 166 acres in Livingston Co., MI. George, and sons, Jacob and Albert lived in Plymouth, MI. His sons, Levi, Cornelius and Reuben bought land in Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI and farmed there. The parentage of George Westfall has not been established, nor the maiden name of his wife, Elizabeth. Children of George and Elizabeth Westfall were: Levi Westfall (1806 - 1859); Jacob Westfall (1815 - 1845); Cornelius B. Westfall (1818 - 1893); Reuben H. Westfall (1823 - 1849); and Albert Westfall (1825 - 1897).

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(1) George and Elizabeth Westfall's son Levi Westfall was born in 1806 in Phelps, Ontario Co., New York, and died Sep. 4, 1859 in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. Levi Westfall was a son of George Westfall and his wife, Elizabeth ____. He was married about 1830/31, Phelps?, NY to Lydia Burgess. Coming to Michigan from Phelps, NY, Levi Westfall and his father, George, purchased land in Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co. MI, in Section 7, 160 acres SE 1/4 and in Section 8, 80 acres W 1/2 of SW 1/4. Final date on purchase agreement dated 18 June 1834. In the "History of Livingston County, Michigan" pp. 310 and 311: "........Levi Westfall settled in Unadilla in 1839. He lived 3/4 of a mile southwest of Plainfield." In later years, with his son Aaron Westfall farming the land, Levi finally moved to Stockbridge, Ingham Co. He built a tavern at that place and kept it a number of years. Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall had eleven children: Laura Westfall Ives (1832 - 1898); Moses Westfall (1833 - 1913); Aaron Westfall (1834 - 1888); andWilliam Westfall (1835 - 1912), all born in Phelps, Ontario Co., NY, and Delia Ann Westfall (1839 - 1854); Benjamin J. Westfall (1841 - 1901); Reuben Westfall (1843 - 1913); Betsey Westfall Crouse (1845 - 1893); Jacob Westfall (1847 - 1918); Caroline M. Westfall Cook (1849 - 1926); and Sarah Ellen Westfall (1852 - 1914), all born in Unadilla, Livingston Co., MI.

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(1a) Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall's son Aaron Westfall was born Feb. 22, 1834 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York, and died Nov. 27, 1888 in Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. He farmed with his father, Levi, and after Levi died, he took over the home farm. The 1875 Livingston Co., MI Atlas shows that he had 160 acres in Section 7, and 120 acres in Sect. 8, Unadilla Twp. His mother, Lydia, and some of his siblings lived with him. His obiturary in the Pinckney Dispatch, 8 Dec. 1888, lists surviving siblings: Moses, Benjamin, William, Jacob, Reuben and sisters Mrs. S.C. Ives, Mrs. James Jackson, and Mrs. Crouse of Cleveland, Ohio. It failed to list his sister, Caroline Westfall Cook. He was spoken of as a well-to-do farmer. His tomstone reads, "A Great Man Has Fallen."

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(2a) Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall's son William Westfall was born Dec. 3, 1835 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York, and died Mar. 3, 1912 in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. William married 1st to Mary Melvina Barton, born 30 June 1839, MI; died 21 July 1891, Stockbridge, MI, a daughter of Daniel Barton and Mary M. Babcock. William and Melvina had a farm in the Stockbridge, MI area. They had one child who died at birth Oct. 1, 1877. William married 2nd 19 Apr. 1892, Mason, MI, to Elizabeth Ball, a daughter of Orrin Ball and Emeline Smith. She was born about 1838, Kalamazoo, MI; died 24 July 1898, Stockbridge, MI. Elizabeth was a dressmaker living in Hudson, Lenawee Co., MI, at the time of her marriage to William Westfall. It was her first marriage. They were married by Asahel W. Parkhurst, J.P. William married 3rd 11 May 1900, Stockbridge, MI, to Sarah L. Smith, born 3 Feb. 1855, MI; died 4 May 1935, Stockbridge, MI. She was a daughter of Cephas Smith and Louisa Bell. William and Sarah were married by Joseph John Cooper, Minister. In the 1900 U.S. Census, William listed his occupation as "capitalist."

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(3a) Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall's son Benjamin J. Westfall was born Jan. 18, 1841 in Michigan, and died Oct. 3, 1901 in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. He married Orphy A. Binding born (1843-1910), 02 Apr 1865 in White Oak, Ingham County, Michigan, and they had these children: Edith May Westfall Crouse (1865 - 1930); Daisy Westfall Howlett (1874 - 1900); and Irena Westfall.

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(4a) Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall's son Jacob Westfall was born Apr. 4, 1847 in Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan, and died Mar. 4, 1918 in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. He was married about 1866, to Maria Brearly (1847 - 1900), daughter of Robert and Betsey Brearly. Their daughter, Minnie L. Westfall was born in 1867, Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI. Minnie was mar. 3 July 1889, to Edwin Farmer. After his wife, Maria, died in 1900, Jacob, age 57y, married Clara Binding Hall (1854 - 1924), age 50y, November 22, 1904 in White Oak Twp., Ingham Co., Michigan Jacob died in 1918 of a gastric ulcer. He was 70y 11m 0d old. His wife, Clara Binding Hall died 23 Jan. 1924 in Stockbridge, MI, of heart disease. She was 69y 6m 22d old.

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(5a) Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall's son Reuben Westfall was born Feb. 18, 1843 in Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan, and died Aug. 20, 1913 in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Burial: Mooreville Cemetery, Mooreville, Washtenaw County, Michigan. He married (1) 3 Dec. 1867, Macon Twp., Lenawee Co., MI, to Mary Cornelia Cook a daughter of Hiram Cook and Catherine Vescelius. They were married at the home of her mother and stepfather William Cadmus. Reuben married (2) 26 Sept. 1888, Ann Arbor, MI, to Edith Carter, a daughter of Michael Carter and his second wife, Mary Martin. At the time of their marriage, Edith was a dressmaker living in Mason, Ingham Co., MI. In Vol. II, p. 1436; "History of Washtenaw County Michigan" - York Township, Reuben Westfall's biography reads as follows: "Reuben Westfall, farmer, Section 36; born in Livingston Co., MI, a son of Levi and Lydia (Burgess) Westfall. Mr. Westfall moved to this county in 1862. Mr. Westfall owns 172 acres of good land and deals extensively in sheep. He believes in the principles as set forth by the Democratic party." Children of Reuben Westfall and Mary Cook: i. Irene (Rena) Westfall born 8 Oct. 1868, York Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married by D.H. Yokum, minister, on 6 Feb. 1889, Saline, MI, to Frederick Gauntlett born May 1866, York Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI, a son of Richard Gauntlett and Alice _____ ii. Luella C. Westfall born 25 Sept. 1878, York Twp. Washtenaw Co., MI. Children of Reuben Westfall and Edith Carter: iii. Aaron Westfall born Aug. 1889, York Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; married 7 Feb. 1912, MI, to Grace Rhoades born about 1890; died 28 Nov. 1975, a daughter of Charles Rhoades and Myrie _____. iv. Ruth J. Westfall born May 1891, York Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI.

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(2) George and Elizabeth Westfall's son Captain Jacob Westfall was born Aug. 19, 1815 in New York, and died Oct. 7, 1845 in Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. Jacob was married to Eliza Jane Myer probably in New York state. Known as Capt. Jacob Westfall, he was a member of the New York state militia before coming to Michigan. He and Eliza had three children, all born in Michigan. He died from tuberculosis and was buried at the Old Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth, MI. Eliza remarried 4 July 1850, Plymouth, MI to Daniel Tibbets. After the death of Daniel, Eliza married 15 Aug. 1869, Stockbridge, Ingham Co., MI, to Gordon Backus, a widower. Children of Jacob Westfall and Eliza Myer; (1) Mary Elizabeth Westfall born about 1839, Plymouth, Wayne Co., MI; died about 1902, Stockbridge, MI; married to William C. Nichols. (2) George Myer Westfall born 22 May 1841, Plymouth, MI; died 24 Mar. 1931, Stockbridge, MI; married 22 June 1872, Stockbridge, MI, to Melvina L. Whited. (3) Maria Jane (Jennie) Westfall born about 1842, Plymouth, MI; died about 1910, Stockbridge, MI; married 1 Aug. 1866, Stockbridge, MI, to James M. Ewing.

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(1a) Jacob Westfall and Eliza Jane (Myer) Westfall's son George Myer Westfall was born May 22, 1841 in Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan, and died Mar. 24, 1931 in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. He married 22 June 1872, Stockbridge, MI, to Melvina L. Whited (1849 - 1928), with Seward Osinger, minister of Unadilla, Livingston Co., MI officiating. Witnesses were David F. Bird of Stockbridge and Miss Sarah E. Bird of Unadilla. Melvina was a daughter of Mitchel Whited and Emaline Baxus of Livingston Co., MI. George and Melvina had a farm near Stockbridge. By 1900 they owned their property mortgage free. Two children were born to them: (1) Guy Westfall born 7 Feb. 1874, Ingham Co., MI; died 18 May 1950, Stockbridge, MI; married 10 Dec. 1895, Stockbridge, MI, to Emma M. Owens. (2) Dora Westfall born about 1881, Ingham Co., MI; married. 9 Dec. 1903, Jackson, Jackson Co., MI, to Herman Carl Riethmiller born 28 Feb. 1882; died 15 Apr. 1966, Grass Lake, Jackson Co., MI.

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(3) George and Elizabeth Westfall's son Cornelius B. Westfall was born Sep. 24, 1818 in New York, and died Oct. 24, 1893 in Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. He married about 1838 in NY to Betsey Van Syckle (1821 - 1899) who was born in Lyons, Wayne Co., NY. Their farm of 166 acres, was located in Section 7, Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI. The "History of Livingston County, Michigan" pp. 310 and 311: "C.B. Westfall, a native of Phelps, Ontario Co., NY, came to Michigan in 1838, and located at Plymouth, Wayne Co., where he resided two years. His father, George Westfall, had come previously from the State of New York, and purchased the farm in Unadilla upon which the son now lives." Cornelius and Betsey had one son, David Westfall born 1 Jan. 1839, Plymouth, MI; died 14 Sept. 1922, Stockbridge, MI. "Pinckney Dispatch," Pinckney, MI; Thurs. Nov. 2, 1893; Plainfield. "The funeral services of C.B. Westfall, who died at his home in this village last Tuesday, was held at the Presbyterian church, of which he was a member, Thursday afternoon, Rev. North officiating. Deceased was 75 years of age and had been a resident of this village for twelve years. He leaves a widow, one son and many friends to mourn his departure."

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(1a) Cornelius B. Westfall and Betsey (Van Syckle) Westfall's son David S Westfall was born Jan. 1, 1839, and died Sep. 14, 1922. Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. He married Lydia Patterson (1842 - 1905) in 1867. Married Catherine ? about 1907. They were in the 1910 census in Stockbridge Village, Ingham Co, Michigan. David was listed as a widower in the 1920 census (living with his daughter's family). One of the oldest residents of the community, was born January 1, 1838 in Plymouth, Michigan and departed this life Thursday morning, September 14, 1922, aged 83 yrs 8 mos and 13 days. He was the only child of Cornelius B & Betsey (Van Syckle) Westfall. He was united in marriage with Lydia Patterson and this union was blessed by the adoption of one daughter, Mrs James A Mitteer (Georgia), who with her husband and two children, Marie and Robert, have always been a great comfort to him and are the only immediate survivors. When a very small lad, he moved with his parents, to what is known as the David Westfall Farm, near Plainfield, Unadilla Twp, where he resided until 1902, when he moved with his wife to the village of Stockbridge. After a couple of years spent here, the failing health of the wife made it necessary for them to return to the farm where she might be cared for by the daughter and where she passed away July 11, 1905. The past eleven years have been spent in the home of the daughter in the village of Stockbridge where he has been most tenderly cared for. Although in failing health for the past few years he was able to be about as usual until a few days prior to his death. He has belonged to the Masonic Fraternity since March 23, 1865, having been a charter member of the Stockbridge Lodge No 130 and was made and Honorary Member of this order April 9, 1914. He was very proud of his long membership and never missed a meeting when it was possible for him to attend. The funeral was held at the home Saturday at 2PM. Rev Adair officiating with interment in Plainfield cemetery under the auspices of the F & AM.

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(4) George and Elizabeth Westfall's son Reuben H. Westfall was born Apr. 21, 1823 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York, and died Feb. 13, 1849 in Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. He married about 1844, Livingston Co., MI, to Caroline M. Backus, a daughter of Orla J. Backus and Diantha King. Reuben Westfall came to Michigan with his father, George, in the 1830s and lived at Plymouth, Wayne Co., MI. In 1840, Reuben and his brother, Cornelius, settled in Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI, where Cornelius had a farm. Reuben lived with Cornelius for nearly two years, and then moved to a farm nearby. He died there in Feb. 1849. Reuben and his wife, Caroline, had a son, James Westfall born 17 Aug. 1845, Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI; died 24 May 1846, Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI, age 9 months, 7 days. After Reuben's death, Caroline lived with her parents and is listed with them in the 1850 U.S. Census.

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(5) George and Elizabeth Westfall's son Albert Westfall was born Oct. 22, 1825 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York, and died May 18, 1897 in Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Unadilla, Livingston County, Michigan. He was married 1 Jan. 1850, Plymouth,Wayne Co., MI, to Elizabeth Jones (1835 - 1914). Witnesses at their marriage were George Westfall and Eben Jones. Albert and Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, MI, where he farmed land for his father, George Westfall. In 1866, they left Plymouth and moved to Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI and had a farm in Section 16. They lived in the village of Plainfield, MI. Children of Albert and Elizabeth were: i. child; died young; ii. Eleanor A. (Ella) Westfall born 2 June 1853, Plymouth, MI; died 3 May 1887, Ottawa, Kansas; married 3 June 1874, Unadilla Twp., Livingston Co., MI; to Edwin S. Wasson; iii. child; died young.

John Westfall

John Westfall was born in 1818 in New York, and died before 1855 in Wayne County, New York. He married Julia Ann McDougal, who was born in Fulton Coonty, New York in 1822, and supposedly died there 10 Dec 1894. She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Brunson) McDougal, who had 5 other children in Fulton Co. They moved to Wayne Co., NY, where they were in the 1850 Federal and 1855 state censuses, after which they moved to WI. Julia was married, first, to John Westfall, and had 3 children (William Westfall, Samuel John Westfall, and Mary Westfall), but she was widowed by the 1855 NY State census. In 1860 she is married to John McClary (listed as Mclarry in the 1860 census), but she cannot be found in any censuses after that (including the 1865 and 1875 NYS censuses). Either she died earlier, or she and John McClary divorced and she perhaps married again. (John McClary remarried and relocated to WI and then NE.)

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(1) John Westfall and Julia Ann (McDougal) Westfall's son Samuel John Westfall was born Jul. 18, 1847 in Clyde, Wayne County, New York, and died Aug. 14, 1936 in Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska. He married Anna Susan Hobert (1846 - 1925) 3 March 1867, and they had these children; Lillia May Westfall Cooper (1868 - 1932); Sybil Amanda Westfall Brown (1868 - 1924); Alice Eleanor Westfall Kernen (1872 - 1959); Leonard Chester Westfall (1875 - 1955); Geneva Emma Westfall Johnston (1880 - 1972); Laverne A. Westfall (1884 - 1961); and Gordon Roscoe Westfall (1888 - 1976).

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(1a) Samuel John Westfall and Anna Susan (Hobert) Westfall's son Leonard Chester Westfall was born Sep. 8, 1875 in Wisconsin, and died Jul. 30, 1955 in Cass County, Iowa. Burial: Victoria Cemetery, Massena, Cass County, Iowa. He married Edith Virginia Taylor (1879 - 1967), and they had these children: Oscar Kenneth Westfall (1900 - 1988); Everett Samuel Westfall (1902 - 1964); Mildred Minerva Westfall (1908 - 1965); and Melberne Lucinda Westfall Cox (1908 - 1993).

Leonard Chester Westfall's obituary - Adams County Free Press, August 4, 1955 - Leonard Westfal, 79, Massena retired farmer, died Saturday, July 30 at the Dennis Nursing Home in Atlantic, Iowa, where he had been a patient two weeks. Services were held Monday, August 1, 1965 at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Massena, with interment in Victoria cemetery south of Massena.

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(2a) Samuel John Westfall and Anna Susan (Hobert) Westfall's son Laverne A. Westfall, Sr. was born Aug. 21, 1884, and died Oct. 14, 1961. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska. He married Medora Rosina Berquist (1882 - 1971), and they had these children: Laverne Westfall Jr.; and Melba E. W. Westfall Herrmann (1920 - 2010).

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(1aa) Laverne, Sr. and Madora (Berquist) Westfall's daughter Melba E. W. (Westfall) Herrmann's obituary - Melba E. (Westfall) Herrmann, 90, died Sunday July 4, 2010 at Bryan LGH Hospital East in Lincoln, Nebraska. Melba was born April 23, 1920, to Laverne, Sr. and Madora (Berquist) Westfall in Atlanta, Nebraska. Melba grew up in Atlanta where she graduated from Atlanta High School in 1938. On July 22, 1944, Melba married John "Jack" Joseph Herrmann at Atlanta, Nebraska. They came to McCook in 1948 where Jack was employed for 18 years with Highway Motor Freight and 18 years with the Whitaker Furniture Store. Melba was head librarian at the Carnegie Library from 1963 to 1968 when she became the head librarian at the newly constructed McCook Public Library; she retired in 1990. She continued her dedication through the McCook Library Foundation. Melba was preceded in death by son, Capt. Kevin James Herrmann on Oct. 3, 1986 and by her husband, Jack Herrmann on April 10, 2001; and brother, Laverne Westfall Jr. Melba is survived by son, Michael Herrmann and his wife, Mary Lea (Crocker) of Clawson, Michigan; granddaughters, Marsha Champion and husband, James, Melissa Fahning and husband Brian; grandsons, Travis Herrmann and Christopher Herrmann and wife, Julie; great-grandchildren, Aldan Champion, Morgan and Hannah Fahning; daughter-in-law, Linda Herrmann of Killeen, Texas; and relatives and friends.

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(3a) Samuel John Westfall and Anna Susan (Hobert) Westfall's son Gordon Roscoe Westfall was born Feb. 20, 1888 in Iowa, and died Apr. 11, 1976 in Iowa. Burial: Victoria Cemetery, Massena, Cass County, Iowa. He married Ethel May Cox (1894 - 1977), and they had these children: Edith Yvonne Westfall Bissell (1914 - 2005); Hobert W. Westfall (1916 - 1998); and Merlin K. Westfall (1925 - 2010).

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(1aa) Gordon and Ethel (Cox) Westfall's son Merlin K. Westfall's obituary - Merlin K. Westfall, 84, of Prairie du Sac, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 21, 1925 in Massena, Iowa, the son of the late Gordon and Ethel (Cox) Westfall. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Fletcher on Feb. 22, 1948. Merlin and Marilyn farmed in Cass and Adair Counties in Iowa, moving to Wisconsin in January 1969, where they purchased a farm in West Point Township. Continuing to farm and raising beef cattle, he also worked off the farm. Merlin retired from Alkar in Lodi in 1989, and moved to Prairie du Sac in 2006. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four children, Kathy (Doug) Pickar, Linda (Tim) Ryan, Roger (Diane) Westfall and Jim Westfall; eight grandchildren, Chris (Erin) Pickar, Alissa (Jeremy) Lick, Dan Pickar, Derek (Sara) Ryan, Casey (Jessie) Ryan, Nick (Stefanie) Westfall, Amanda Westfall and Charlie Feezor; four great-grandchildren, Declan, Madelyn, Lillyan, Miles and Kellen (arriving soon). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Hobert and sister Yvonne. A funeral service was Sept. 21, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Prairie du Sac, with Pastor Fred Rilling officiating. Burial was in the Garden Bluff Cemetery.

Other Westfalls I am seeking to identify below.

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Hannah Westfall

Hannah Westfall married Aaron Dean in 1803 in Montgomery Co., Ohio.

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Eury Westfall

Eury (or Ury) Westfall married Henry Ridgly (or Ridgley) in 1822 in Darke Co., Ohio.

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Joel Westfall

Joel Westfall married Hannah Kinney in 1806 in Montgomery Co., Ohio.

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Joel Westfall

Joel Westfall married "?" McJimpsey (first name unknown) in 1811 in Miami Co., Ohio.

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James Westfall

James Westfall married Mary McJimpsey in 1824 in Miami Co., Ohio.

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Jonathan Westfall

Jonathan Westfall married Sally Brown in 1838 in Miami Co., Ohio. Jonathan Westfall's wife Sally (Brown) Westfall was the daughter of Richard Brown and Nellie Ellender (or Elinger). Sally was born in 1773 in Ohio, and died 29 Mar 1853 in Montegut, LA. She was buried in the Thomas Ellender Tomb located in lower Montegut, LA. Sally Brown's mother Nellie Ellender (or Elinger) born in 1748 was a sister to Joseph Elinger, Thomas Elinger's father. This is how Sally Brown happened to came to Louisiana with Thomas Elinger. She was 80 years old when she died and Thomas was 40 years old when she died. Catherine Roddy, sister of Henri Roddy married Thomas Elinger.

Jacob Stalnaker Sr.

Jacob Stalnaker Sr. was born abt. 1710 in South Carolina. He died in 1792 in Beverly, Randolph Co., Virginia. He was buried in Scotts Lake, Beverly, Randolph Co., Virginia, Stalnaker Cemetery. He married Marie Elizabeth Truby. He was a son of Captain Samuel Stalnaker born in Westphalia, Germany, died in 1769/1777, and Sarah (Susannah) Williams died on 18 Jun 1755 in Augusta Co, Virginia (killed by indians). Captain Samuel Stalnaker and Sarah (Susannah) Williams had the following children-Jacob Stalnaker Sr born abt. 1710, married Marie Elizabeth Truby born abt. 1720; Adam Stalnaker born in Virginia, died 18 Jun 1755 in Virginia (killed by indians); Nancy Stalnaker born abt. 1717, married James Booth born 1705 in Wales; and George Stalnaker. Captain Samuel Stalnaker was an explorer, trapper, and guide, and the first white man to discover Cumberland Gap. He was a Captain in the French and Indian Wars, and was a mediator between the Indians and the early Virginia government. He commanded a stockade fort at Draper's Meadows. The name Stalnaker is derived from the German word "Stahal" and "Stald" for steel, and "Negel" meaning sharp point or spear. The origin was "Stahlnegel" meaning sharp pointed steel spear. So the word was first applied to a warrior who was armed with such a weapon.

(Note: That Samuel Stalnaker was in Augusta County, Virginia before 1748 is proven by the Journal of Dr. Walker, who states that in April, 1748, he met Samuel Stalnaker on his way to the Cherokees. (Filson Club Papers, No. 13, Page 42). On March 23, 1750, Dr. Walker again met Stalnaker, who had just come to the place to settle on Middle Fork of Holston River, the last western settlement in Virginia. Here his house was built and here, no doubt, the Cherokees wished to meet the Commissioners of Virginia. On the map of 1751, this settlement is located on the Middlefork of Holston River, a few miles above its junction with the south fork, which is now Washington County, formerly a part of Fincastle, and the first county in Virginia named for George Washington. When Samuel Stalnaker was born; where he was born; when and where he was married, is unknown. The next record we have is in Summers History of southern West Virginia, Page 58, in which is given a register of persons killed or taken prisoners by the Indians in 1754, 1755, and 1756, on the New and Holston Rivers and Reedy Creek. This register states that Samuel Stalnaker on Holston River was taken prisoner, and escaped, but that his wife, Mrs. Stalnaker and his son, Adam, were killed. The official report of this is found in Dinwiddie Papers, Vol. 2, Page 447, in a letter written to Governor Sharpe of Maryland by Governor Dinwiddie dated April 1, 1756, regarding Indian troubles saying "One Stalnaker who was taken prisoner by Shawnees escaped and says he saw six French officers and one thousand from Outboten? Bound to Fort Duquense and the frontier. Samuel Stalnaker was an explorer, trapper, and guide, the first white man to discover Cumberland Gap, and who hunted and explored in Kentucky many years before Daniel Boone ever entered it.)

(Note: From - First explorations of Kentucky: Doctor Thomas Walker's journal of an ... By Josiah Stoddard Johnston ------ 23rd. We kept down Holston River about four miles and Camped; and then Mr. Powel and I went to look for Samuel Stalnaker, * who I had been inform'd was just moved out to settle. We found his Camp, and returned to our own in the Evening.
24th. We went to Stalnaker's, helped him to raise his house and Camped about a quarter of a mile below him. In April, 1748, I met the above mentioned Stalnaker between the Reedy Creek Settlement and Holstons River, on his way to the Cherokee Indians,* and expected him to pilate me as far as he knew but his affairs would not permit him to go with me.
This was the Middle Fork of the Holston, which joins the French Broad near Knoxville and forms the Tennessee. The Holston was called by the Indians first the Cat-Cloo, afterward the Watauga. It took its present name from an early hunter and explorer named Holston. Haywood's Tennessee. Samuel Stalnaker was probably, as his name indicates, one of the early pioneers from the Lower Shenandoah Valley or from Pennsylvania, of German descent, the family having numerous representatives in the valley. He was doubtless a hunter and Indian trader who had visited the Cherokees and was acquainted with the route to Cumberland Gap, upon which Doctor Walker had never been, or he would not have needed a guide. It was from him evidently that Doctor Walker received information as to certain localities he was about to visit, as Clinch River, Cave Gap, and other points of which, as he advanced into Kentucky, he gave evidence of previous information. It is not improbable that the route from the Ohio River to Cumberland Gap and the Cherokee country, which at that time was defined and known as "the Warriors' Path," was traveled by hunters and traders, and that Stalnaker was acquainted with it personally or from others. On Fry and Jefferson's Map, 1751, Stalnaker's settlement is put down as the extreme western habitation)

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Samuel Stalnaker's son Jacob Stalnaker Sr. was born abt. 1710. He died in 1792 in Beverly, Randolph Co., Virginia. He was buried in Scotts Lake, Beverly, Randolph Co., Virginia, Stalnaker Cemetery. He married Marie Elizabeth Truby abt. 1751. She was born in Holsten, Augusta Co, Virginia abt. 1720. She died in 1816 in Beverly, Randolph Co, Virginia. Jacob Stalnaker Sr. was granted 191 acres on the Tygarts Valley River in 1780. Children of Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby were-Levi Stalnaker born abt. 1752, died in Ft Fincastle, (killed by indians); Katherine Katy Stalnaker, born abt. 1754 in Augusta, VA, married 1st Matthew Whitman in Virginia, married 2nd Andrew John White; Jacob Stalnaker, Jr., born abt. 1739 in Augusta, VA, died 11-07-1834 in Randolph, WVA, married Eleanor Truby; Valentine Stalnaker, born abt. 1758, died 11-29-1833, married Catherine Parsons, born 1779; Adam Stalnaker, Sr., born abt. 1750 in Hampshire, WVA, died 1782, married Catherine Whitman; Samuel Stalnaker, born abt. 1763, died 11-07-1834 in Lewis, WVA, married Susannah Radcliff; Sebastian Boston Stalnaker, born abt. 1740 in Hampshire, WVA, died 1-22-1826 in Randolph, WVA, married Margaret Hamilton; John I. Stalnaker, born abt. 1752 in Hampshire, WVA, died 1784, married Margaret Elizabeth White; Andrew "Blackhawk" Stalnaker, born abt. 1773 in Beverly, Randolph Co., WVA, died 1840 in Randolph, WVA, married Catherina Marteney; William J. Stalnaker, born abt. 1773 in Beverly, Randolph Co., WVA, died 1853 in Gilmer, WVA, married 1st Elizabeth Goff, married 2nd Margaret McHenry; Mary Stalnaker, born abt. 1765 in Beverly, Randolph Co., WVA, married Ebenezer Mace.

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(1) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's daughter Katherine Katy Stalnaker was born in 1754 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died in 1839 in Beverly, Virginia. She married 1st Captain John White. Captain John White was born in 1750. He died in Oct 1777 in Elkwater, VA (killed by indians). She married 2nd Matthew Whitman in 1779/1780. Matthew Whitman was born in 1760. He died on 28 Jun 1836.

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(2) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son Jacob Stalnaker Jr was born abt. 1739 in Holsten, Augusta Co, Virginia. He died on 7 Nov 1834 in Tygert Valley, Randolph Co, Virginia. He married Eleanor Truby. Eleanor Truby was born about 1758. She died on 7 Nov 1834. Jacob Stalnaker Jr. and Eleanor Truby had the following children-Jacob Stalnaker III born in 1776 in Virginia, married Nancy A Channell; Catherine Stalnaker born on 15 Oct 1778, died on 9 Mar 1857 in Randolph Co., Virginia, married William Daniels Jr, and they had a daughter Eleanor (Nellie) Daniels; Major William O. Stalnaker born in 1783 in Beverly, Randolph Co., Virginia, died on 18 Sep 1874 in Dekalb, Gilmer Co, West Virginia, buried in DeKalb, Gilmer Co, West Virginia, married Elizabeth Sheredine Goff, and they had a son Salathiel Goff Stalnaker; Andrew Stalnaker born in 1789 in Randolph Co, Virginia, married Clarissa Danbury/Danberry on 23 Dec 1812 in Randolph Co, Virginia; Eunice Stalnaker; Mary Stalnaker, married John Meyers 28 Mar 1808 in Randolph Co, Virginia; and Elizabeth Stalnaker, born abt. 1780 in West Augusta, Monongalia County, Virginia, and died 8 Mar 1861 in Gilmer County, Virginia, married William Louw Westfall Jr.

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(1a) Jacob Stalnaker Jr. and Eleanor Truby's son Jacob Stalnaker III was born in 1776 in Virginia. He married Nancy A Channell on 18 Jan 1803 in Randolph Co, Virginia. Nancy A. Channell was born in 1781/1782. Jacob Stalnaker III and Nancy A Channell had the following children-Jesse Hodges Stalnaker; Andrew Stalnaker born 6 Mar 1813, married Margaret Smith; Isom Channel Stalnaker; and Martha J. Stalnaker.

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(1aa) Jacob Stalnaker III and Nancy Channel's son Andrew Stalnaker was born 6 Mar 1813 in Monongalia, VA, and died 2 Nov 1888 in Gilmer, WV. He married Margaret Smith 6 Mar 1809 in Lewis Co, Virginia. Margaret Smith was born on 6 Mar 1809 in Harrison Co, Virginia. She died on 13 Jun 1897 in , Gilmer Co, West Virginia. Children of Andrew Stalnaker and Margaret Smith were-Marcellus Stalnaker born 22 Oct 1834 in WV; Adam C. Stalnaker born 19 Apr 1836; Elizabeth Eunice Stalnaker born Abt 1838 in [Randolph Co] WV; Newton Cain Stalnaker born Abt 1839 in [Randolph Co] WV; Marietta E. Stalnaker born Abt 1841 in [Randolph Co] WV; Eunice Stalnaker born Abt 1842; Hannah Stalnaker born Abt 1844 in Randolph Co., WV; Caroline Stalnaker born Abt 1845; Thaddeus S. Stalnaker born Abt 1847; Henry Stalnaker born 1 Dec 1847 in Randolph Co., WV; Jacob Stalnaker born Abt 1849 in [Randolph Co] WV; Cain Stalnaker born Abt 1850; William Stalnaker born Abt 1850 in WV; Henry Erskine Stalnaker born 1851 in [Randolph Co] WV; and Margaret Anna Stalnaker born Abt 1852.

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(2a) Jacob Stalnaker Jr. and Eleanor Truby's son Andrew Stalnaker was born in 1789 in Randolph Co, Virginia. He married Clarissa Danbury/Danberry on 23 Dec 1812 in Randolph Co, Virginia. Andrew Stalnaker and Clarissa Danbury/Danberry had the following children-Mahala Stalnaker; Eleanor (Ellen) Stalnaker; William C. Stalnaker; Eliza Stalnaker; and Ann Stalnaker.

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(3a) Jacob Stalnaker Jr. and Eleanor Truby's daughter Elizabeth Stalnaker was born abt. 1780 in West Augusta, Monongalia County, VA (now WV), and died 8 Mar 1861 in Gilmer County, VA (now WV). She married William Louw Westfall Jr. born 1768 in Randolph County, VA (now WV), died in 1821, son of Wilhelmus William Westfall and his 2nd wife Mary. William Louw Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth Stalnaker had these children-Job Westfall born 1790 married Elizabeth Pickens and Sarah Hinkle; John Westfall born 1799 married Ellen Clark and Eliza Bush; Mary Westfall born 1801 married Eli Chenoweth Stalnaker in 1824; Dorcas Westfall married Levi Rosencranz; William S. Westfall born 1805 married Elizabeth Ware and also wives Matilda Hacker and Rebecca (last name not known); Adam Westfall born abt. 1802, married Sarah McClean September 14, 1824 in Randolph County, (West) Virginia; and Jacob Westfall born abt. 1810, married Ivia Marteny Ryan. To go to a page for more information about William Louw Westfall Jr. and Elizabeth Stalnaker's descendants click here - William and Elizabeth (Stalnaker) Westfall Family

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(4a) Jacob Stalnaker Jr. and Eleanor Truby's daughter Mary Stalnaker was born in 1778 Beverly, Randolph Co., WVA. She married John Myers 12 Jun 1808 in Randolph Co, VA. They had the following child-Charles J. Myers was born 1810 in Randolph Co, VA.

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(3) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son Valentine Stalnaker was born abt. 1758 in Holsten River Area, Augusta Co, Virginia. He died on 28 Nov 1834 in Randolph Co, Virginia. He married 1st Catherine Parsons. He married 2nd Lucretia Jenkins. Catherine Parsons was born in 1753. She died in 1803 in Randolph Co, Virginia. Valentine Stalnaker and Catherine Parsons had the following children-George Washington Stalnaker born 27 Feb 1777 in Randolph Co., Virginia, died 14 Nov 1857 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, buried in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, Ninth Street Cemetery, Lot 238, married Susannah Hart in 1796, and they had a daughter Nancy Ann Stalnaker; Isaac Stalnaker was born on 1 Sep 1782 in Virginia, married Stella (Hetty) (Estaline) Oliver on 11 Mar 1803; and Jacob S. Stalnaker born in 1793 in Virginia, died on 11 Apr 1878, buried in his father's cemetery across from Scott's Lake, married Eunice Stalnaker 12 Sep 1822 in Randolph Co, Virginia, and they had a daughter Eleanor Stalnaker born in 1827.

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(1a) Valentine Stalnaker and Catherine Parsons' son Isaac Stalnaker was born on 1 Sep 1782 in Virginia. He married Stella (Hetty) (Estaline) Oliver on 11 Mar 1803. Isaac Stalnaker and Stella (Hetty) (Estaline) Oliver had a son-Asbury (Asberry) Stalnaker born in 1807 in Virginia, died on 18 Jul 1894 in Stalnaker Run, Barbour Co, West Virnigia. He married Rachel (Rachael) Stalnaker 3 Aug 1830 in Randolph Co, Virginia. Rachel (Rachael) Stalnaker was born on 18 May 1804 in Virginia. She died on 4 Nov 1887 in , Randolph Co, West Virginia. They had the following children-Oliver Cromwell Stalnaker; Harriet Stalnaker; Henson W. Stalnaker; Alba H. Stalnaker; Katharine Ann Stalnaker; and William Stalnaker born in 1852.

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(4) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son John Stalnaker was born abt. 1752. He died in 1784 (killed by indians). He married Margaret Elizabeth White. Margaret Elizabeth White was born in 1756 in Frederick Co, Virginia. She died on 28 Mar 1846. She was buried in Elkins, Randolph Co, Virginia, Primitive Baptish Church Cemetery. She married 2nd Herbert Richard Kittle. John Stalnaker and Margaret Elizabeth White had the following children-Rachel Stalnaker born on 4 Jul 1780 in Virginia. She died on 22 Apr 1810 in Randolph Co, Virginia. She married Robert T. Chenoweth, born 19 Apr 1782 in Hampshire Co, Virginia, died on 21 May 1862 in Westfork, Calhoun Co, West Virginia, buried in Nicut, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, and they had a daughter Rachel Chenoweth; and John White Stalnaker born on 19 May 1783 in Randolph Co, Virginia, died on 19 Oct 1870, married Mary Chenoweth 24 Mar 1803 in Randolph Co, Virginia, born on 22 Oct 1785 in, died on 30 Apr 1870.

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(1a) John Stalnaker and Margaret Elizabeth White's son John White Stalnaker was born on 19 May 1783 in Randolph Co, Virginia, and died on 19 Oct 1870. He married Mary Chenoweth 24 Mar 1803 in Randolph Co, Virginia. She was born on 22 Oct 1785 in, died on 30 Apr 1870. She was born in Hampshire Co., Virginia. Mary was the oldest surviving daughter of John and Mary Pugh Chenoweth. She was married at the age of 17 to John White Stalnaker in Elkins, Randolph Co., Virginia (now WV). John was two months shy of 20, the son of John I. Stalnaker and Margaret Elizabeth White. His sister, Rachel, had married Mary's brother, Robert, a year earlier. From this union would come a long line of Stalnaker-Chenoweths. Of their 15 children, twelve would survive to marry and dwell in the Randolph County area. Born just after the American Revolution, John White Stalnaker would live to the age of 87 surviving his wife Mary by six months, both living well past the bitter struggles of the Civil War. Mary's niece Susannah, daughter of Robert, would marry John W. Stalnaker to form a second Stalnaker line within the Chenoweth family. In 1813 John White Stalnaker was Constable of Randolph Co. Though many of the descendants of this family still live in Randolph Co., several moved into areas of Central West Virginia where Mary's brother Robert settled a generation earlier. Mary and John are both buried in the Gilman cemetery (AKA Phares), Leadsville District, Randolph Co., WV. Children of John Stalnaker and Mary Chenoweth were-Eli Chenoweth Stalnaker born January 03, 1804, died October 03, 1862, married Mary Westfall April 1824, Randolph Co., VA (now WV); born 1801, Beverly, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), daughter of Jacob Westfall and Elizabeth Stalnaker; Rachel Stalnaker born May 18, 1805, Virginia, died November 04, 1888, West Virginia, married Asbury Stalnaker August 04, 1830, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), born 1807, died July 18, 1894, near Elkins, WV; Richard Stalnaker born March 18, 1807, Virginia, died January 01, 1888, married Mary Jane Mace May 17, 1833, born 1810, Nicholas Co., VW (Now WV); Isaac White Stalnaker born May 25, 1809, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died August 29, 1884, married Harriet Ann Talbott February 09, 1840, Virginia, born February 19, 1822, Virginia, died September 09, 1886; John Chenoweth Stalnaker born May 25, 1809, Virginia, died October 24, 1826; Ann Stalnaker born August 02, 1811, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), married George W. White November 30, 1843, born Abt. 1815, Virginia; Mary Stalnaker born October 04, 1813, Virginia, died January 06, 1814; George Washington Stalnaker born February 05, 1816, Virginia, died November 29, 1843, married Elizabeth Piercy September 29, 1836, born Abt. 1819, died January 28, 1881; Labanna (Lavina) Stalnaker born June 12, 1818, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died October 07, 1862, married John Bayles Earle November 25, 1852, Randolph Co., WV, born September 29, 1813, Beverly, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died November 11, 1881, Randolph Co., WV; Eliza Stalnaker born November 08, 1819, Virginia, died June 05, 1905, buried in Montrose, West Virginia, Gilman Cemetery; Levi Ward Stalnaker born January 07, 1822, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died March 19, 1911, married Amanda Stalnaker born April 25, 1824, Virginia (now West Virginia), died October 06, 1915; Terza Stalnaker born August 22, 1824, Virginia, died 1900, married Cyrus Kittle January 09, 1845, Virginia; b. August 01, 1819, Virginia; d. April 26, 1885, West Virginia; Edith Stalnaker born June 13, 1827, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died February 27, 1875, Randolph Co., WV, married Elias W. Phares April 14, 1854, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), born February 23, 1830, Elkins, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died April 11, 1886, Randolph Co., WV; Emma Stalnaker born June 13, 1827, Randolph Co., WV, died September 26, 1885, married Washinton G. Corrick September 26, 1852, born June 15, 1826, Virginia, died June 16, 1888; and John I. Stalnaker born January 23, 1830, Virginia, died October 21, 1894, married Mary Hilkey December 24, 1854, born October 17, 1827, died September 09, 1906.

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(1aa) John White Stalnaker and Mary Chenoweth's son Eli Stalnaker was born in Randolph Co., Virginia (now WV), Eli, the oldest son of John White Stalnaker and Mary (Chenoweth) Stalnaker, married there, at the age of 20, his 2nd cousin, Mary Westfall, the daughter of William Westfall, Jr. and Elizabeth Stalnaker. They had 8 children all probably born in Randolph County. In the 1840s, Eli and Mary moved to Gilmer County and located on Sleeth Fork of Steer Creek. Eli died at age 58 during the Civil War. It is not known when Mary died. Much of this family still lives in Central West Virginia. Children of Eli Stalnaker and Mary Westfall were-Jacob Stalnaker born April 20, 1825, Randolph Co., VA (now WV); Jehu Chenoweth Stalnaker born April 20, 1825, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), married Rebecca McMorrow September 27, 1855, Braxton Co., VA (now WV), born May 15, 1826, Hardy Co., VA (now WV); Uzzill William Stalnaker born January 31, 1827, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), died September 09, 1922, Suttonn, Baxton Co., WV, married Martha Jane Bush November 01, 1857, born 1840, died November 22, 1932; Rachel D. Stalnaker born April 24, 1830, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), married Isaac James Frame December 02, 1850, Gilmer Co., VA (now WV), born Abt. 1830, Nicholas Co., VA (now WV), died Bef. 1900; White Stalnaker born April 24, 1830, Virginia (now West Virginia); Catherine Ann Stalnaker born December 30, 1831, died July 10, 1875, married Silas Stump born March 12, 1828, Gilmer Co., VA (now (WV), died October 11, 1870; Sullivan Isaac Stalnaker born January 25, 1833, Randolph Co., VA (WV), died September 16, 1929, Progress, Braxton Co., WV, married Drusilla Goff Frame Abt. 1860, Braxton Co., VA (now WV), born February 09, 1840, Braxton Co., VA (now WV), died August 18, 1920; Dyer Ward 'Edgar' Stalnaker born December 18, 1833, died Abt. 1920.

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(5) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son Andrew "Blackhawk" Stalnaker was born in Jan 1773 in Beverly, Randolph Co, Virginia. He died in 1840 in Randolph Co, Virginia. He was buried in Randolph Co, Virginia, Stalnaker Cemtery. He married Catherine Marteny born on 31 Jan 1776 in Frederick, Maryland. She died on 6 May 1860. She was buried in Randolph Co, Virginia, Stalnaker Cemtery. Children of Andrew "Blackhawk" Stalnaker and Catherine Marteny were-John Marshall Stalnaker born in 1819 in Virginia, married Bethany Kittle 15 May 1845 in Randolph Co, Virginia. Bethany Kittle was born in 1824 in Virginia. Children of John Marshall Stalnaker and Bethany Kittle were-Permelia Ann Stalnaker; Christopher Columbus Stalnaker born 24 Dec 184, died on 29 Jul 1850, buried in Kittle Cemetery; Nancy Catherine Stalnaker born on 15 Aug 1849 in Virginia, died 15 Jul 1851, buried in Kittle Cemetery; Abraham Stalnaker; Parkinson Stalnaker; White Stalnaker; Mary E (Marietta) Stalnaker; Lucy Virginia Stalnaker; Benjamin Wilson Stalnaker; Charles Marshall Stalnaker born on 3 Feb 1860 in Virginia, died on 6 Feb 1931, buried in Plainville, Kansas; Thomas Henry Stalnaker; Child Stalnaker, (Still born baby); and Jettie Stalnaker born in 1872.

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(6) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son Sebastian Boston Stalnaker was born Abt. 1840 in Augusta, VA, and died 1826 in Randolph, VA (WV). His burial was at Elkwater, Randolph Co., West Virginia. He married Margaret Hamilton. She was born in 1770 in Augusta, VA. Children of Sebastian Boston Stalnaker and Margaret Hamilton were-Dorcas Stalnaker born Abt 1797 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV), married William Mace; Katherine Stalnaker born Abt 1800; Ferdinand Stalnaker born 23 Jan 1789, married Sarah Yeager; Mary "Polly" Stalnaker born 1793, married Matthew W. White; Elizabeth "Betsy" Stalnaker born Abt 1794, married Andrew Crouch; Margaret Stalnaker born 1802, married John Hornbeck; Nancy Ann Stalnaker born 1805, married Jonas Simmons; Jacob Warwick Stalnaker born Abt 1807, married Ellen Sharp; Alexander Stalnaker born 1807; Eliza Ann Stalnaker born about 1809/1810, married Joseph Wamsley; and Hamilton Stalnaker born 24 Apr 1815 in VA.

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(1a) Sebastian Boston Stalnaker and Margaret Hamilton's daughter Dorcas Stalnaker was born Abt 1797 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV). She married William Mace in 1823 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV). He was born 15 Oct 1794 in [Greenbrier Co] VA (WV). Children of William Mace and Dorcas Stalnaker were-John Henry Mace born 4 Jul 1818 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV), died 1861, married Rebecca Crouch; Kate Mace born 1819, married 1st James Miles, married 2nd Samuel Smith; Jacob W. Mace born November 05, 1821, Randolph Co., (W)VA; married Priscilla Arbogast; Margaret See Mace born March 06, 1824, Randolph Co., (W)VA, married Josiah Bridger; Ferdinand S. Mace born 1827, Randolph Co., (W)VA, married Judith Smith; Ophelia A. Mace born Abt 1830 in VA, married Washington Cochran; William E. Mace born May 12, 1831, married Margaret Swecker; Ebenezer Mace born Abt 1832 in VA; Mary E. Mace born Abt 1835 in VA, married Absolom Stalnaker; Charles L. Mace born Abt 1838 in Randolph Co., (W)VA, married Margaret Gum; and Christian S. Mace born Abt 1843 in VA.

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(2a) Sebastian Boston Stalnaker and Margaret Hamilton's son Ferdinand "Fetty" Stalnaker was born 23 Jan 1789 at Warm Springs, Bath, Virginia, and died 18 Jul 1841. His burial was at Hamilton Cemetery, Elkwater, Randolph Co., West Virginia. He married Sarah Yeager 28 May 1812 in [Pendleton Co] VA (WV). She was born 16 Jun 1793 in [Pendleton Co] VA (WV). Children of Ferdinand "Fetty" Stalnaker and Sarah Yeager were-Tabitha Stalnaker born 1815; Penelope Stalnaker born 1818; Elizabeth L. Stalnaker born Jan 1819 in WV, married Solomon Wamsley; Absolom Stalnaker born 1822, maried Mary E. Mace; John Yeager Stalnaker born 1824 in VA, married Dorcas Wamsley; William Lantz Stalnaker born 1 Jun 1826; Alexander Franklin Stalnaker born 1831; Rachel Jane E. Stalnaker born 1833 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV); Emeline Stalnaker born 1834; and Margaret Catherine Stalnaker born 10 Feb 1836 in Elkwater, Randolph Co., West Virginia, married Henry Harrison McAtee.

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(3a) Sebastian Boston Stalnaker and Margaret Hamilton's daughter Elizabeth "Betsy" Stalnaker was born Abt 1794. She married Andrew Crouch 7 Jul 1814 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV). He was born Abt 1795 in VA. Children of Andrew Crouch and Elizabeth "Betsy" Stalnaker were-Eliza Jane Crouch born Abt 1826 in VA; Mary Crouch born Abt 1818 in VA; Eli Crouch born Abt 1833 in VA; Sarah Crouch born 1823; Caroline Crouch born Abt 1828; and Rebecca Katherine Crouch born 4 Jun 1816 in VA.

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(4a) Sebastian Boston Stalnaker and Margaret Hamilton's daughter Margaret Stalnaker was born in 1802, and died 3 Feb 1883. She married John Hornbeck 17 Jul 1827 in [Randolph Co] VA (WV). They had the following children-Adam Hornbeck, Margaret Hornbeck, Dorcas Hornbeck, and Elizabeth Hornbeck.

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(7) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son William J. Stalnaker was born in Jan 1773 in Hampshire Co, Virginia. He died in 1853 in Barbour Co, Virginia. He married Margaret McHenry in 1795 in Peak Mountain Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Margaret McHenry was born in 1776. She died in 1840. William J. Stalnaker and Margaret McHenry had the following children-Samuel Stalnaker born 1796, married Isabelle Ryan; Andrew Valentine Stalnaker born 1802, married; Rachel Catherine Holsberry; Mahala Stalnaker; James Stalnaker, married Elizabeth Neptune; Willis Stalnaker, married Nancy Digman; Isabel Stalnaker; John Stalnaker born 1811, married Margaret Black; Dorcas Stalnaker; and Elizabeth Stalnaker born 1820, married Henry Strum.

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(8) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son Adam Stalnaker was born abt. 1750 Beverly, Randolph Co., WVA. He died 1782 in Tygarts Valley, Randolph Co., VA. He married married Catherine Whitman. Adam Stalnaker and Catherine Whitman had the following children-Adam Stalnaker Jr. born 1780, died 1814; and John Whitman Stalnaker born 1779, died 1821.

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(9) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's daughter Mary Stalnaker was born abt. 1765. She married Ebenezer Mace about 1780 in Hardy Co., West Virginia. He was born in 1761 in Hampshire Co., West Virginia. He died in 1835 in Randolph Co., West Virginia, United States. They had the following children-William Mace born 1794 in Hacker's Creek, Webster Co., WV, married Dorcas Stalnaker; Sarah Mace born on 1 Jan 1797 in Randolph Co., West Virginia, died 19 Sep 1871, married Jesse Wamsley.

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(1a) Ebenezer Mace and Mary Stalnaker's daughter Sarah Mace was born January 01, 1797 in Randolph Co., (W)VA. She married Jesse Wamsley. They had the following children-Solomon Wamsley born February 04, 1818, Valley Head, Elkins, Randolph Co., VA, married 1st Catherine Light, married 2nd Elizabeth Lea Stalnaker; Mary Ann Wamsley born July 01, 1819, Valley Head, Elkins, Randolph Co., VA, married James Rosencrance; Elizabeth Wamsley born December 03, 1820; Hannah Wamsley born December 05, 1821, married John William Daff; Emily Wamsley born May 05, 1824; Dorcas Wamsley born March 07, 1826, married John Y. Stalnaker; John M. Wamsley born June 28, 1829; and William M. Wamsley born November 08, 1831, Randolph Co., (W)VA, married Hannah Ward.

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(10) Jacob Stalnaker Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Truby's son Samuel Stalnaker was born in Hampshire County Va in 1763 and died 1835 in Hackers Creek, Lewis County, West Virginia. He served the Colonies in the VA Militia during the American Revolution and was pensioned in Lewis County in 1833. He married Susannah Radcliff, a daughter of William and Deborah (Hughes) Radcliff. She was born in 1765 and died in Harrison County VA in 1840. She married Samuel Stalnaker in Beverly,Randolph County VA February 26, 1788. Children of Samuel Stalnaker and and Susannah Radcliff were-Delilah Stalnaker born Feb 13 1789, died Feb 26 1872. married Thomas McWhorter Mar 25 1807; Judith Stalnaker born 1791, married William Brown Mar 25 1819 in Lewis Co., VA; Andrew Stalnaker born 1793 , died 1812, (died at Yorktown, VA during the War of 1812); Charles Stalnaker born 1794, died 1868, married Susannah England 1822 Lewis Co VA; Susannah Stalnaker born 1798, married James Brown; Martha Stalnaker born 1799, married Thomas Brown 1813 Harrison Co., Va; Samuel Stalnaker III born Aug 20 1800, died Mar 25 1845, married Elizabeth "Betsey" McWhorter Oct 1 1827; William Perry Stalnaker born 1805, married Eleanor Reeder Nov 22 1836; Deborah Stalnaker born 1806, died 1861, married David E. Brown Feb 15 1827 Lewis Co., VA; and Elizabeth Stalnaker.

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(1a) Samuel and Susanna (Radcliff) Stalnaker's son Samuel Stalnaker was born August 20, 1800 and died March 28, 1845. He married Elizabeth "Betsey" McWhorter, a daughter of Walter Fields McWhorter and Margaret (Hurst) McWhorter. She was born January 15, 1811. She married Samuel Stalnaker October 1, 1827. Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (McWhorter) Stalnaker-John Stalnaker born 1829; Charles Stalnaker born Aug  5 1830, died Oct 18 1901, married Julia Henderson Sleeth Oct 14 1854; Andrew Stalnaker, married Eunice Brown Nov 25 1852; Julia Ann Stalnaker born 1832, died Aug 26 1869, married McWhorter (unknown first name); Walter Stalnaker, married Ruelina L. Waggoner Dec 23 1861; Levi Stalnaker born 1835, died 1915, married Dorinda Davis; Samuel Marion Stalnaker born 1836, died 1891, married Sarah Ann Davisson 1860; Amanda Stalnaker; Sobisca Stalnaker born Jan  8 1839, died Jan 15 1923, married Christina Waggoner Sep 20 1860; George Stalnaker born 1841; Margaret Stalnaker. Adam Stalnaker; and Elizabeth Stalnaker born 1845.

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(1aa) Samuel and Elizabeth (McWhorter) Stalnaker's son Charles Stalnaker was born Aug  5 1830, and died Oct 18 1901. He married Julia Henderson Sleeth Oct 14 1854. She was born January 15, 1830 and died March 11, 1915. She was the daughter of Alexander K. and Kathern (Wolfe) Sleeth. Known children of Charles and Julia (Sleeth) Stalnaker were-Elizabeth Stalnaker; Grant Stalnaker, married Melissa Gladwell; Philena Stalnaker, married Lewis H. Rowh; Moses Stalnaker married 1st Clementine Lance, married 2nd Rebecca Reynolds; and Alden Bruce Stalnaker born Dec 21 1868, died Dec 6 1945, married Mary Jane Westfall Feb 22 1893.

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(1aaa) Charles Stalnaker and Julia Henderson Sleeth's son Alden Bruce Stalnaker was born Dec 21 1868, and died Dec 6 1945. He married Perry and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Westfall's daughter Mary Jane Westfall Feb 22 1893. She died before 1947 in Roane County, West Virginia. Alden and Mary Jane (Westfall) Stalnaker had 10 children-Lora Dale Stalnaker, Romie Stalnaker, Lewis Laken Stalnaker, Dola Stalnaker, Lide Stalnaker, Hazel Stalnaker, Harley Stalnaker, Bethel Stalnaker, Delpha Stalnaker, and Ruby Stalnaker. To go to a page for more information about Alden and Mary Jane (Westfall) Stalnaker's family and descendants click here - Alden and Mary Jane (Westfall) Stalnaker's family

(Note: Mary Jane (Westfall) Stalnaker was a daughter of Perry Westfall, an uncle to my grandfather Jasper Mifflin Westfall.)

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