Black Hawk County, IA
The IABLACKH Mailing List Archives
Presented here are some of the mailings which have been sent to the IABLACKH mailing list.
They are not complete digests of the mailings, just some important notes to each of us, and
family information which is shared in the list.
You will find a mix of family information and also links to help us in our searches.You also can search
the archives for the IABLACKH mailing list at the following sites.
**As emails are discovered not working, links will be disable and marked with red. K and K 19 Jun 2017
2. They do not have the person-power to do general searches. In order for them to look up something in particular you would have to be "pretty specific" in the information you are looking for.
I hope this helps clear up any questions about the library and what can be sought from them. If you have any questions you would like to ask them about, their number is 319-291-4521. This is the general number and you just tell them you have a genealogical question and they connect you with the right person.
(More recent generation info available upon request due to privacy issues.)
Additional info that I have:Taken from the Biographical Sketches of the History of Black Hawk County:
George F. Ward, one of the leading citizens of Black Hawk Township, was born in Rutland County, Vermont, in the town of Brandon, May 1, 1817, a son of Erastus and Mary Ward. His mother dying when he was about five years of age, he was taken to the home of his uncle, James Ward, with whom he lived till sixteen years of age, when he commenced life on his own account. He located in Michigan in 1833, and came to Chicago in 1836, then a village, where he remained about ten years. He is now a member of the Old Settlers' Society of Chicago, which is composed of men who resided in that city prior to 1840. Mr. Ward was married in Chicago, April 10, 1844, to Miss E. J. Watson, who was
born in Akron, Ohio, October 29, 1825, her father, N. W. Watson, becoming a resident of Chicago in 1842. They have a family of five children---Mary Ellen, wife of Herman Wood, of Amador, California; Charles, in the employ of the American Express Company; George F., Jr., and Fred A., residing at home. Mr. Ward has done what few men can boast of. He has made the whole distance from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Francisco by wagon. In 1850, he crossed the plains to California, where he was engaged in mining for two years, returning in 1853. In the spring of 1854, he visited Black Hawk County, Iowa, and purchased 560 acres of land in Black Hawk Township. He then returned to
Chicago and in the fall of the same year he again visited Black Hawk County and bought 120 acres more. At the outbreak of the Rebellion, Mr. Ward assisted in recruiting Company C, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, of which he was commissioned Second Lieutenant. The regiment did duty in the Army of the Potomac and was one of the most gallant civalry regiments in that army. The regiment was employed most of the time in the Shenandoah Valley till September, 1862. It was under General Miles at Harper's Ferry, and surrounded by General Jackson's rebel force when the officers of the Twelfth Illinois Cavalry and the Eighth New York Cavalry, with a few of the Maryland Cavalry, received permission from General Miles to cut their way out if they were able. They did so, thus saving themselves from being included in that disgraceful capitulation, and for their gallantry on that occasion they received the applause of the whole nation. In making their way out they captured a train of seventy-three wagons belonging to General Longstreet's corps. Lieutenant Ward was disabled in the retreat, by being thrown from his horse, and was so injured as to necessitate his discharge and entitle him to the pension which he now receives. During his service, he was promoted to First Lieutenant. In 1864, Mr. Ward became a resident of Black Hawk County and soon after coming here he settled on section 28, Black Hawk Township, where he remained till 1870. He then resided ten years in Waterloo, and in 1880, settled in his present residence on Section 34, where he has a valuable farm of 380 acres, his residence and farm buildings being among the best in his part of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Ward are known and respected throughout the county, and friends and acquaintances are always extended a hearty welcome at their hospitable home. In politics, Mr. Ward affiliates with the Democratic party. He is a member of Waterloo Lodge No. 105, A. F. & A. M., and also belongs to the chapter at Waterloo.
In another publication....America Heraldica.....a compilation of Coats of Arms, Crests, and Mottoes of Prominent American Families settled in this country before 1800...there is written..(also a picture of the crest)
John Ward, a Cromwellian officer, is mentioned in the records of Newport, R. I., as being settled there in 1673. A descendant of his, Governor Richard Ward, of Rhode Island, has his tombstone, with the armorial bearings we give, in the old Newport churchyard. We also find a William Ward, settled already, in 1639, at Sudbury, Mass. And, finally, Andrew Ward, received a freeman of Watertown, Mass., in 1634, accompanied the Davenport and Eaton expedition to Connecticut, and settled there. It is well known that this colony was only composed, at the start, of men of high standing and respectable connections. The descendants of the last-named Ward settled also in Westchester County, N. Y., and made constant use of the arms we give.
Crest: A wolf's head, erased: proper---langued, gules.
Mottoes: Non nobis solum. (Not for ourselves alone.)......Sub cruce salus.
(In the cross is salvation.)
Bolton: History of Westchester Co., N.Y., I., 254
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, VI., 123
W. H. Whitmore: The American Genealogist, 1875.
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, XXII., 115
John Ward: Memoir of Lieutenant Colonel Sam Ward, etc. 1875
Sir Bernard Burke: The General Armory of England, etc., 1884
The Book of Family Crests, II., 484
Kelly's and their kin lived in Black Hawk County from the time Patrick D. purchased his first 80 acres in Lincoln Township in 1868 until the present day. John D. Kelly's son Michael was city attorney and then postmaster of Waterloo. Many of the Barry's also moved on from Wisconsin to Iowa.
One of the Kelly daughters (Margaret Kelly Hegarty) had daughters who married in Black Hawk County. Mary Hegarty married Jeremiah Sullivan in 1892. Hannah Hegarty married Dr. Thomas Thornton. Hannah had many children. She and her mother are buried in the Immaculate Conception Church cemetery at Blessing (south of Hudson) in Lincoln Township.
Michael Lynch bought 80 acres next to P.D.'s place on the same day. He married Mary Harrington (daughter of Mary Kelly Harrington) and they had three children by 1880.If any of these names are connected with your family or you have run across them in your researches, please drop me a note.
This wedding was reported in: The Weeks Review, Saturday,Jun 22, 1895. If you are from Waterloo, check the names of those present and the locations. Was one of your relatives at this wedding? What denomination was the Reverend J.O. STEVENSON?
An at-home ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.O. STEVENSON at Widow Jane Scott Thompson's home at 400 Commercial St. in Waterloo, Iowa and catered by Cora's fellow members of the "Kooking Klub" [I have a photo of
the "Kooking Klub"members]
The groomsman was Charles Homer WOODRUFF, the bridesmaids were Grace WELD and Bertha GRAFF A Miss DOE showed up from Davenport, IA and these young ladies assisted
The dining rooms were presided by:
Mrs. WELD, Mrs. C. H. BROWN, and Miss TAYLOR and
Blanche JACKSON Della ALFORD
Carrie NEWCOMB Mary NEWCOMB
Maude SNYDER Bess SHOEMAKER
These young ladies served the lemonade from an ice well
Grace WILHOITE, Katie HUSTEAD,and Frankie MULLAN (a girl)
Then a special fortune-telling cake was sliced up and served
Miss Mary ALFORD, possessed the ring, Miss Grace LEAVITT the thimble and
Miss Belle BRATNOBLER, who was represented by Mrs. Walter JOHNSON, had the dime.
This is the second time Miss Alford has carried off the ring
The young couple were to move to 625 Washington street, Waterloo, Iowa. [Later they moved to Seattle]
The guests from abroad were:
Miss DOE, Davenport, Iowa
Miss EDGERS,Smith Falls, Ontario [Canada] (relative of groom, she tried to
get a teaching job in Waterloo)
Miss SUTLIFF, Big Rock Iowa
Miss WILHOITE, Wall Lake, Iowa
Mrs. JUDGE FLETCHER, Clarksville, Iowa
C.H. WOODRUFF, Spencer, Iowa
Mr.LESSLIE, Meadville, Pa. Tom & Carolyn Ward wrote:
My students and I are in the process of transcribing and putting online: _History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people_ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] This summer I uploaded volume 1 which contained the history. We are currently working on volume 2. More will be added about every 6 weeks until the volume is completed. In addition to the transcription of the biographies, I am creating a name index and a location index. The location index will indicate which biographies contain a particular location (not necessarily the main person in the biography). People came to Kansas, and in this case Wyandotte County, from many locations, perhaps you'd like to link to this information.
Tom & Carolyn WARD
KSGenWeb State Coordinators
P.O. Box 77
Columbus, KS 66725-0077
Pvt Henry H. Hall, Co. F 7th Iowa Vol Cav, was killed at Julesburg on January 7th, 1865. He was one of fourteen troopers lost in the battle out of thirty-seven engaged. Pretty tough odds for any battle.His company commander was Captain Nicholas J. O'Brien. The First LT was John S. Brewer. Originally, Michael Towers was the 2nd LT, but he was later replaced by Sergeant Major Ware upon his promotion on Sept. 4, 1863. This is detailed in Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa, 1867, Vol. 1, page 340.
Hall, Henry H. Age 16 (at time of muster). Residence Waterloo (Iowa), nativity Massachusetts. Enlisted October 22, 1864. Mustered October 22, 1864. Killed in action January 7, 1865, Julesburg, Colorado
Poor kid was 16, only 10 weeks in the army, and during the winter on the plains too. Probably had little or no training at all. He would have been armed with a colt revolver, Sharps carbine, and a cavalry sabre. Probably enlisted to "cover himself in glory" as the saying of that era goes. He would have been a new recruit in the 7th Iowa Cavalry "reorganized", as the initial three year term of service for the Regiment would have run out in Sept 1864, and many of the veterans went home. A new call was put out for "fillers" to fill the holes in the ranks of the reduced battalions, which wereunfortunately under manned and spread very thinly on the plains since the regular army was hotly engaged with the rebels in the east and south.
Pvt Henry Hall was a descendant of Samuel Hall. Descendants of Samuel Hall
1 Samuel Hall b: 05 January 1731/32 in Wrentham, Norfolk Co., MA d: 17 May 1790 in Keene, NH +Amity Day *2nd Wife of Samuel Hall: +Susannah Chamberlain b: Abt. 1742m: Abt. 1766
2 Susannah Hall
2 Arvilla S. Hall
2 Susannah Hall
2 Keziah Hall
2 Asaph Hall
2 Orpha Hall
2 Ziba Hall
2 Kezia Hall
2 Salome Hall
2 Sarah Hall
2 Arad Hall b: 06 November 1774 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, d: 03 March 1834 in Rowe, Franklin Co., MA +Hannah Bailey b: 07 January 1780 in Pelham, Hillsborough Co., m: 11 February 1800 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH
3 Hannah Hall b: 30 May 1800 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH, d: 16 November 1881 in Rowe, Franklin Co., MA +Jonathan Davenport m: Abt. 20 November 1823 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA
3 Polly F. Hall b: 18 August 1802 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH
3 Jeremiah Hall b: 21 May 1805 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH d: 30 May 1881 in Port Huron, St. Claire Co., MI; Obit:
+Lucy Taylor *2nd Wife of Jeremiah Hall:+Clarissa Ransom m: 28 September 1830 in +Townsend, VT d: 23 June 1840 in Oshtemo,Kalamazoo Co., MI
4 Clarissa Marie Hall
4 Fletcher Bailey Hall
4 Francis Mason Hall
4 Sophia Hall
4 James Ransom Hall
3 Samuel Hall b: 09 March 1807 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH d: in prob East Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA +Mary Fisk m: 29 June 1831 in Heath, Franklin Co., MA
4 Robert S. Hall b: 1841 in MA
4 Mary E. Hall b: 1843 in MA
4 Maria A. Hall b: 1846 in MA
4 Henry H. Hall b: 1848 in MA d: 07 January 1865 in Julesburg,
4 Amanda F. Hall b: January 1850 in MA
3 Clarissa Hallb: 28 August 1812 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH d: 25 April 1839 in in NH
3 Arad Hall Jr. b: 08 September 1818 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA d: Aft. 1880 in Possibly East Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA
3 Emily Hall b: 01 February 1822 in Colrain, Franklin Co.,MA d: in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
TRYING TO CONNECT TO MY HALL FAMILY Descendants of John L. Hall
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN L.1 HALL was born Abt. 1836 in OH 1. He married ELIZABETH RIZER Abt. 1855. She was born Abt. 1836 in OH1.Child of JOHN HALL and ELIZABETH RIZER is: 2. i. OHN WILLIAM2 HALL, b. June 1856, IA.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN WILLIAM2 HALL (JOHN L.1) was born June 1856 in IA 1. He married CLARA HILL Abt. 18871, daughter of HERMAN HILL and EUPHEMA SHIPPE. She was born December 1858 in Elkader, Clayton Co., IA
2. Notes for JOHN WILLIAM HALL: My grandfather was Frank Lindsey Hall b. 22 Jan 1888 in Edgewood, Clayton Co., IA. He died 12 November 1918 in McGregor, Clayton Co., IA during the flu panpidemic and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in McGregor, IA. His family was listed in the 1910 Census for Windsor Twp., Fayette Co., IA as follows: Dwelling 154; Hall, John 42 23 IA NC OH (b. IA calc. 1868); Clara 37 23 IA NY NY (b. IA calc. 1873); Ruby 19 IA; Clara 16 IA; Ralph 11 IA; adys 7 IA. Clara, the wife of John William Hall, was Clara Hill b. Dec 1858 Elkport, Clayton Co., IA d/o Herman Hill and Euphema Shippe. Frank L. Hall was already on his own in 1910. He married Myrtle Izeta Bailey in around 1908, I don't know where. Their daughter, Dollie Edna (Hall) Hale, was my mother. She was b. 7 Sept 1914 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA. d. 31 Aug 1980 in Rhodes, Marshall Co., IA.
The newspaper clippings ca 1865 and 1881 from the Waterloo Courier, were found in her papers. They would have been published while her grandfather was a child. Must have come from John L. Hall and, I believe, indicates a link between these two Hall lines.
I am Gerald Lee Hale, b. Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA 22 Sept 1938.
Last Update 19 Jun 2017