JOSIAH HARRISON MATHENY & RUTH ALMA REEVES.
Josiah was born 8 Nov 1868 in Mineral Springs, OH, died 6 Jun 1951 in Blockton, IA,
buried at Platteville Cemetery in Platteville, IA.
Ruth was born 15 Sep 1875 in Indiana,
died 14 Feb 1976 in Blockton, IA,
buried at Platteville Cemetery, Platteville, IA.
They were married 17 Dec 1891 in Platteville.
They had nine children: Joseph Earl, Wilbur S. (died as infant), James Harrison, Paul Collins, Ruby Willmina, Amy Belle, Claude Levern, Mary Mae & John Arthur (died at age 13). Wilbur and John are buried at the Platteville Cemetery.
Josiah's parents were JOHN COLLINS MATHENY, born 26 Jan 1842 in Mineral Springs, OH, died 11 Jul 1934 in Platteville, IA, buried at Platteville Cemetery and MARY JANE MADDOX, born 9 May 1847 in Keokuk, IA, died 1923 in Platteville, IA, buried at Platteville Cemetery. They were married 21 Oct 1866 in Mineral Springs, OH. Children of John & Mary were: Myrta Wilmina (Mertie), Josiah Harrison, Lucy Night, Albert Lewis (Agg), William Wilson, Daniel Custer, Nettie Mae, Infant twins, Mary Jane (Maymie), Anna Lettia, John Thomas Lafayette, Marion Arthur (Art) & Infant son. John Collin's parents were JOSIAH LOCKHEART MATHENY & LUCY NIGHT.
Ruth's parents were JAMES REEVES and ELIZABETH ISABELLE ALKIRE.
James was born 1825, OH, died 14 Dec 1911, IA, buried at Platteville Cemetery.
Isabelle was born 1846, IN, died 1922, IA, buried at Platteville Cemetery. Children: Mary Ellen, Joseph A. Maranda Jane, Ruth Alma, Francis Norris, Frank, Elizabeth Lousia, Amy Bell, Fay Dell, John M, & Isaac.
ANDREW JACKSON SMITH & SYLVIA SHARP. Andrew was born 20 Mar 1870 in Lacon, IL, died 25 Dec 1948 in Vernon, KS. Sylvia was born 30 Sep 1878 in Brown Co, KS, died 22 Sep 1952 in Vernon, KS. They were married 14 Nov 1875 in Taylor Co, IA. Children: Clark, Laura Fern, William Ivan, Fredrick Earl, Lydia Ellen & Alice Pauline. Andrew's parents were WILLIAM IVAN SMITH & PRISCELLA JANE BLACK. Sylvia's parents were JAMES MILTON SHARP & LYDIA ELLEN JAMES. James was born 21 Oct 1834 in Shelby, IN, died 20 Apr 1906 in Bloomington, NE. Lydia was born 24 Sep 1853 in Morgan Co, IL, died 14 Sep 1940 in Bloomington, NE. James & Lydia were married 14 Nov 1875 in Taylor Co, IA. Children: Henry K., Sylvia, Clarence M., John Wallace, Galen, Edna, Maude B., Elsie l., & Willard. James' parents were JOHN L. SHARP & CATHERINE GOLDING.
I have a lot of information on these families, but there are a lot of gaps as well. If anyone can help me with the ancestors or descendants, I'd be very grateful.
Billie Henderson - firstname.lastname@example.org