Monday, October 1, 2012

Benjamin Franklin Severance 1821-1865 and Betsey Britton 1825-1908

Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Severance
Born 16 Jan 1821
Parents:  Elihu Severance
Married Betsy Britton abt 1848 Iowa
Owned land in Wisconsin
Military: Co F 9th Regiment, Iowa Calvary, McGregor Iowa (3 years)
Died 29 Apr 1865 Barneston, Gage, Nebraska Note:  supposedly on his way home from the Civil War, he contracted "lung fever" and died.  He is listed as a deserter
Sources
Letter to my sister in law
Desertion:  same letter
Land:  ancestry.com
Betsy Britton
Born 7 Jan 1825 Steubenville, Ohio
Parents:  Alexander Britton
Married 2) John Kiler
Died 2 Aug 1908 Son-in-law Isaac Kiler's farm, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska
Buried Barneston, Nebraska
Sources
1900 US Census for Barneston, Gage, Nebraska (age 75)
Letter to my sister in law

CHILDREN

Lucy M Severance
Born abt 1848 Iowa
Married Thomas S Jones abt 1873 Iowa
Children:  Clarence, Claude
Sources
1880 US Census for Maple Valley, Buena Vista, Iowa page 69B (age 22)
Note:  In census, birthplace listed as Michigan
1910 US Census for Wessington Springs, Jerauld, South Dakota , page 12 (age 54)
Note:  In census, birthplace listed as Wisconsin
1920 US Census for Jerauld County, South Dakota (age 62)
Note:  In census, birthplace is listed as Illinois
Ancestry.com
Emma Severance
Born 12 Feb 1851 Prarie Du Chien, Crawford, Missouri
Married William Henry Smith 12 Mar 1867
Children: Cora, Minnie, Vida, Iva, Clare, Bessie
Died 18 May 1929 McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska
Sources
Family Group Record prepared by Cleta Marianne Fisher 2004
1880 US Census for Driftwood, Red Willow, Nebraska (age 29)
1900 US Census for Red Willow, Nebraska page 6B (age 49)
1910 US Census for Willow Grove, Red Willow, Nebraska p 8 (age 59) 1920 US Census for Red Willow, Nebraska (Widowed, age 68)
Ancestry.com Philamina (Phila) Severance
Born 27 Dec1852 Iowa
Married Charles Smith 25 Jul 1869 Mottsville, Michigan
Children: ? , Charles , Guy
Died 13 Nov 1933 Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska
Buried: Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska
Note:  Midland Section 36
Sources
http://iagenweb.org/benton/bios/kiler.htm
1900 US Census for Barneston, Gage, Nebraska (age 48)
1910 US Census for Gage, Nebraska  page 1 (age 57)
Note:  Her name is misspelled Bhila
1920 US Census for Gage, nebraska (age 67)
1930 US Census for Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska (age 77)
Note:  Guy and his wife, Thelma, are living with them
Ancestry.com
Clara Severance
Born 20 Feb 1854 Marion County, Ohio
Married Isaac Kiler 24 Jul 1870 Benton County, Iowa
Note:  Isaac's mother's name on the marriage record is Betsy Kiler - so they may have put the name of the bride's mother on the wrong line (mother of groom); otherwise, this could be a stepbrother that she married
Children:  Perley (male)
Died 12 Jan 1937 Barneston, Gage, Nebraska
Sources
Source: History of Gage County, Nebraska By Hugh Jackson Dobbs.Western Publishing & Engraving Company, Lincoln, Neb. 1918. Pages 1052-1053
Marriage:  Iowa marriages 1809-1992 Batch M02723-4 page 211 1880 US Census for Maple Valley, Buena Vista, Iowa (age 25)
1920 US Census for Gage, Nebraska
Ancestry.com
Edwin W (Edward) Severance
Born 5 Sep 1860 McGregor, Iowa
Married 1) Clara Newman (Neumann) 13 Dec 1885 Barneston, Gage, Nebraska
Note:  his name is given as E.W. Severance in record and his father's name as "Frank"
Children:  Clair, Hazel
2) Ida Thatcher
Died 13 Jun 1939 Los Angeles, California
Sources
Marriage to Clara:  Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995 Batch M00316-7 Film 1940547 ref 247
1910 US Census for Barneston, Gage, Nebraska
Note:  his name is given as Edward not Edwin
1920 US Census for Carbon County,Wyoming (age 59)
1930 US Census for Los Angeles, California (age 69, married to Ida, living with daughter Hazel's family)
Ancestry.com

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