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Calvin BARKER

ABT 1840 - ABT 1863

Father: Alfred James BARKER
Mother: Catherine "Caty" BLEVINS

Family 1 : Mary STUART

                             _Edward "Neddy" BARKER _+
                            | (1795 - 1872)          
 _Alfred James BARKER ______|
| (1816 - 1906) m 1839      |
|                           |_Rebecca PENNINGTON ____
|                             (1789 - 1820)          
|
|--Calvin BARKER 
|  (1840 - 1863)
|                            _James BLEVINS _________+
|                           | (1795 - 1865) m 1818   
|_Catherine "Caty" BLEVINS _|
  (1824 - 1910) m 1839      |
                            |_Sarah "Polly" STITT ___+
                              (1795 - 1875) m 1818   

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Mary L. BLEVINS

ABT 1858 - ____

Father: Robert Kirkland BLEVINS
Mother: Dorinda GARDINER


                            _Stephen Ausborn (Osborne?) BLEVINS _+
                           | (1787 - 1851) m 1810                
 _Robert Kirkland BLEVINS _|
| (1827 - ....) m 1854     |
|                          |_Nancy KIRKLAND _____________________+
|                            (1789 - 1873) m 1810                
|
|--Mary L. BLEVINS 
|  (1858 - ....)
|                           _____________________________________
|                          |                                     
|_Dorinda GARDINER ________|
  (.... - 1860) m 1854     |
                           |_____________________________________
                                                                 

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Wiley BRACKIN

ABT 1798 - 1860

Father: Henry BRACKIN
Mother: Mary GILLIAM

Family 1 : Levesta Delila BELL
  1.  Adaline BRACKIN
  2.  Buckhannon BRACKIN
  3.  Bryson BRACKIN
  4.  Calvin BRACKIN
  5.  Margaret BRACKIN
  6.  Wiley BRACKIN
  7.  Nancy E. BRACKIN
  8.  Livingston K. BRACKIN
  9.  Alexander Clinton BRACKIN
  10.  Sarver BRACKIN
  11.  Bransford BRACKIN

                       _Isaac BRACKIN ______+
                      | (1740 - ....) m 1769
 _Henry BRACKIN ______|
| (1772 - 1832) m 1794|
|                     |_Rachel STALCUP _____
|                       (1749 - 1830) m 1769
|
|--Wiley BRACKIN 
|  (1798 - 1860)
|                      _____________________
|                     |                     
|_Mary GILLIAM _______|
   m 1794             |
                      |_____________________
                                            

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Scott CASTO

____ - ____

Father: Oscar CASTO
Mother: Stella BLEVINS


                       _________________________
                      |                         
 _Oscar CASTO ________|
|                     |
|                     |_________________________
|                                               
|
|--Scott CASTO 
|  
|                      _Elmer C. BLEVINS _______+
|                     | (1899 - ....)           
|_Stella BLEVINS _____|
                      |
                      |_Harriet Rosellie LEWIS _+
                        (1897 - 1932)           

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Mary E. FINLEY

6 MAY 1866 - ____

Father: John A. FINLEY
Mother: Mahala BLEVINS

Family 1 : John GARRIS

                       _Washington T. FINLEY _
                      |                       
 _John A. FINLEY _____|
| (1836 - ....) m 1856|
|                     |_Elizabeth LEWIS ______
|                                             
|
|--Mary E. FINLEY 
|  (1866 - ....)
|                      _James BLEVINS ________+
|                     | (1805 - ....) m 1825  
|_Mahala BLEVINS _____|
  (1838 - ....) m 1856|
                      |_Susanna WELCH ________
                        (1815 - ....) m 1825  

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Darla Gay FITZGERALD

____ - ____

Family 1 : Ronnie Dale WEBB
  1.  Ronnie Jason WEBB
  2.  Samantha Kay WEBB

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Louis Fulcher GOURLEY

____ - ____

Father: Henry Wilburn GOURLEY
Mother: Jessie Ada SCOTT

Family 1 : Evelyn Lucille BLACKBURN
  1. +Donald Louis GOURLEY
  2. +James Alton GOURLEY
Family 2 : Ruby Rae WALTON

                          _John Lozier "Bud" GOURLEY _+
                         | (1853 - 1910) m 1878       
 _Henry Wilburn GOURLEY _|
| (1879 - 1971) m 1900   |
|                        |_Betty Florence PIPER ______
|                          (1863 - 1936) m 1878       
|
|--Louis Fulcher GOURLEY 
|  
|                         ____________________________
|                        |                            
|_Jessie Ada SCOTT ______|
  (1886 - 1914) m 1900   |
                         |____________________________
                                                      

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Shirley Rose HUDSON

____ - ____

Father: Luther Reid HUDSON
Mother: Tressie Aretta BLEVINS


                           _Thomas Franklin HUDSON _+
                          | (1881 - 1953) m 1902    
 _Luther Reid HUDSON _____|
|                         |
|                         |_Frances Louiza MOXLEY __+
|                           (1886 - 1971) m 1902    
|
|--Shirley Rose HUDSON 
|  
|                          _William Vance BLEVINS __+
|                         | (1886 - 1963) m 1908    
|_Tressie Aretta BLEVINS _|
                          |
                          |_Phoebe Rose ANDREWS ____+
                            (1891 - 1974) m 1908    

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Rebecca LORTON

[34221]

23 JUN 1754 - ____

Father: Jacob LORTON
Mother: Lydia RATLIFF?


                       _Israel LORTON ______
                      | (.... - 1752)       
 _Jacob LORTON _______|
|  m 1748             |
|                     |_____________________
|                                           
|
|--Rebecca LORTON 
|  (1754 - ....)
|                      _____________________
|                     |                     
|_Lydia RATLIFF? _____|
  (1721 - 1798) m 1748|
                      |_____________________
                                            

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[34221] [S485] Thompson, Archibald

[34222] [S485] Thompson, Archibald


William L. MCKINLEY

____ - ____

Family 1 : Barsheba S. BLEVINS

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[38770] Meigs Co. TN Marriage Book


John MINTON

ABT 1820 - BEF 1864

Father: Isaac MINTON
Mother: Ruth Ann BLEVINS

Family 1 : Mary A. NOBLE
  1.  Mary E. MINTON
  2.  Susan A. MINTON
  3.  James T. MINTON
  4.  Virginia "Jennie" MINTON
  5.  John MINTON

                       __
                      |  
 _Isaac MINTON _______|
| (1790 - 1840)       |
|                     |__
|                        
|
|--John MINTON 
|  (1820 - 1864)
|                      __
|                     |  
|_Ruth Ann BLEVINS ___|
  (1800 - 1866)       |
                      |__
                         

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Isaac Tilden MOORE

7 JUN 1876 - 30 MAR 1920

Family 1 : Cordella "Della" PHIPPS
  1.  George Henry MOORE

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William M. NIDIFFER

JUL 1863 - ____

Father: Demarcus NIDIFFER
Mother: Louise GRAHAM

Family 1 : R. Carolyn
  1.  William Roy NIDIFFER
  2.  Claude A. NIDIFFER
  3.  Anna May NIDIFFER
  4.  Ira NIDIFFER
  5.  Samuel NIDIFFER
  6.  Lottie NIDIFFER
  7.  Mattie NIDIFFER
  8.  Clarence NIDIFFER
  9.  Pauline NIDIFFER
  10.  Effie NIDIFFER

                       _Solomon NIDIFFER ___+
                      | (1793 - ....)       
 _Demarcus NIDIFFER __|
| (1828 - ....) m 1867|
|                     |_Sarah K. BLEVINS ___
|                       (1817 - ....)       
|
|--William M. NIDIFFER 
|  (1863 - ....)
|                      _____________________
|                     |                     
|_Louise GRAHAM ______|
   m 1867             |
                      |_____________________
                                            

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Anne PERCY

ABT 1447 - ____

Father: Henry PERCY
Mother: Eleanor POYNINGS


                       _ (PERCY GENEALOGY) _
                      |                     
 _Henry PERCY ________|
| (1421 - 1461) m 1439|
|                     |_____________________
|                                           
|
|--Anne PERCY 
|  (1447 - ....)
|                      _____________________
|                     |                     
|_Eleanor POYNINGS ___|
  (1422 - 1483) m 1439|
                      |_____________________
                                            

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James Madison QUEENER

[3178]

ABT 1817 - ____

Family 1 : Edy C. BLEVINS
  1.  A. J. QUEENER
  2.  N. J. QUEENER
  3.  J. M. QUEENER
  4.  E. H. QUEENER
  5.  R. C. QUEENER
  6.  Elizabeth QUEENER
  7.  William M. QUEENER

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[3178] [S538] Cook, Everett


Matthew ROBERTSON

____ - ____

Family 1 : Barbara Jay CLAYCAMP

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Thomas Hart Benton SKEEN

[6563]

19 JAN 1838 - 13 MAR 1922

Father: Alexander David SKEEN
Mother: Mary BLEVINS

Family 1 : Eunice HARGER

                          _Jesse SKEEN ________+
                         | (1764 - 1842) m 1798
 _Alexander David SKEEN _|
| (1815 - 1893) m 1834   |
|                        |_Keziah TAYLOR ______+
|                          (1777 - 1840) m 1798
|
|--Thomas Hart Benton SKEEN 
|  (1838 - 1922)
|                         _Daniel BLEVINS _____+
|                        | (1794 - 1875) m 1815
|_Mary BLEVINS __________|
  (1818 - 1899) m 1834   |
                         |_Lucy ROBERTS _______+
                           (1798 - 1870) m 1815

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[6563] From A Biographical and Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska.Vol. I. Chicago and New York: Lewis Publishing, 1904.

Thomas B. Skeen

Thomas B. Skeen, who was christened Thomas Hart Benton Skeen after thegreat Senator Benton, for whom grandfather Blevins was a warm admirer,is one of the oldest living residents of Nemaha county, Nebraska. Hewas a boy of seventeen on his father's farm near Nemaha city when thesurveyors were running the base line in August and September of 1855.He was born in Buchanan county, Missouri, on a part of the Plattepurchase, on January 19, 1838.

The family originated in England, among the English nobility, and hadits seat in Scotland for many generations. Great-grandfather Skeen wasthe ancestor who came from Scotland and founded this particular branchof the family in America. Jesse Skeen, the grandfather of Thomas B.Skeen, was born in South Carolina, November 24, 1764, but emigrated toTennessee, where he was a farmer and distiller. He and his wife, KeziaTaylor, who was also Scotch, born in 1777, reared four sons and fourdaughters, and two of the latter joined the Mormons and went to SaltLake City. These grandparents died in old age in Tennessee.

Alexander D. Skeen, the father of Thomas B. Skeen, was born in Sumnercounty, Tennessee, near Gallatin, December 18, 1815, and died inNemaha city, Nebraska, in the early spring of 1892. His wife was MaryBlevins, who was born in Green county, Kentucky, in 1817, and was adaughter of Daniel and Mrs. (Roberts) Blevins, who were Kentuckyfarmers, and the former was in the Black Hawk war. Alexander D. Skeenand his wife were married at the respective ages of nineteen andsixteen, and they began farm life near Independence, Missouri. He hadleft home in his teens, and became a Mississippi river trader, goingto St. Louis at an early day, and it was there that he met his wife.After the Platte purchase was opened he went viewing, and an oldFrench trader, Roubidoux, urged him to take a claim on the Missourinear the mouth of the Blacksnake, which was the ultimate location ofthe city of St. Joseph, but he was not pleased with that locality, andtook a claim in the dense timber, seven miles southeast of the presentSt. Joseph. He built the log cabin in which his son Thomas B. was bornin the following winter, and as he was poor he had to work for wagesto keep the wolf from the door, often cutting and splitting rails fortwenty-five cent per hundred. He enjoyed the pioneer experience ofgoing sixty miles to mill, with his blind horse loaded with corn. Hefound this life too arduous, and shortly afterward pre-empted onehundred and sixt acres in Atchison county, Missouri, where he beganlife anew, but still in humble circumstances. He moved to Nebraska in1854, and he died on the old homestead which he had settled fortyyears before, and his wife followed him in 1899. He and his wife weremembers of the Christian church, in which he was an elder, and he hadserved in the militia which routed the Mormons from Jackson county,Missouri. He was a quiet, unobtrusive man, living at peace with hisneighbors, and attended strictly to his own business.

There were eleven children born to these parents, but a son died ininfancy. Mrs. Margaret Snow, a widow of Auburn, was born in Buchanancounty, Missouri; Jesse died at the age of twelve. the third in orderof birth is Thomas B.; Elizabeth is the wife of David Tourtelott, ofLincoln, Nebraska, and they have six children; Lucy Jane, deceasedwife of James Hiatt, left four children; Richard is a retired farmerat Red Cloud, Nebraska, and has two daughters; Kenyon died in Arkansasin 1896, leaving his wife, a son and two daughters; Mary, wife ofHenry Shubert, her second husband, lives in this county and has fourchildren; John W. is at Broken Bow, Custer county, Nebraska, and hasone son and one daughter; Nancy Ann is the wife of James Linn, ofLincoln, Nebraska, and has one son and one daughter.

Thomas B. Skeen was reared and inured to farm life from an early age.Owing to his father's financial circumstances and the primitivesurroundings in which they lived, his education was meager, and theold schoolhouse in which it was obtained was of the fashion now passedfrom history, being roughly made, with puncheon floor, slab seats andfireplace, and other equipments and appliances known to the schoolboyof sixty years ago. In 1854 he and his father came to Nemaha county,Nebraska, where they laid out a claim and built a double log house andcattle shed. They were among the first comers, and "batched" it thefirst winter, as the family did not come until the following April.The Indians had not yet removed from their old camping grounds, butthey lived at peace with the whites, their only depredations being thestealing of corn once in awhile, nor where they polite in their visitsnor ever backward in begging for food. The first winter that Mr. Skeenspent there was a hard one, the deep snow making existence for thecattle especially precarious, and some of their sheep perished, thered men eating the dead animals in the spring.

Mr. Skeen remained at home until he reached his majority, and in thespring of 1859 was among the stampeders to Pike's Peak. Denver thenhad about twelve houses, and from there his party of eight went to theClear Creek and Boulder region. They were turned back by the deepsnows on the east side of the mountains, and established claims atTwelve Mile Diggings, and they have since been thankful for theoutcome of the expedition, for had they reached the other side of themountains their bones would have later been found there by somesubsequent wanderers. After spending one summer in this newexperience, Mr. Skeen returned to what seemed God's country, inNebraska. But he was not satisfied with his western experience, and hesoon afterward engaged in freighting, taking about ten wagons, drawnby four or six oxen or two or four horses, and loaded with flour,bacon and other provisions, to Denver and other parts of the state,where he sold the flour for sixteen dollars per hundred, his corn fornine cents a pound and other prices in proportion. He began thisenterprise on borrowed money, and at the end of four years quit withtwo thousand dollars to the good. He had bought eighty acres of land,trading one hundred and twenty acres of wild prairie toward it andborrowing three hundred dollars at five per cent interest per month.He and his family moved on this property in 1861, and in the spring of1865 he sold out for twelve hundred dollars and went to Jacksoncounty, Missouri. He soon returned, however, and invested in aflouring mill two mile east of Auburn. He conducted this with successfor nine years, and in 1873 sold his half interest in it for tenthousand dollars. During the following summer he was in the NorthwestPacific coast country for the purpose of locating land, but in the endcame back to Nebraska, and settled on one hundred and seventy-threeacres of improved land, where he was engaged in stock business. In1879 he bought thwo hundred acres near Nemaha city, and from thenuntil 1898 engaged in the cattle-feeding business, shipping about fivecarloads each year. He moved into Auburn in 1888, farming by proxy forone year and then came back to the two hundred and eighty acres threemiles southwest of Nemaha City, but a year later he sold this forfifty dollars an acre, which was then the top-notch price for land. Hethen bought two farms nearer Auburn, and in 1892 built his good homeon a quarter of block of city property. He owns these two farms, forwhich he paid forty-five dollars an acre, besides one hundred andsixty acres one mile north of Howe, for which he paid fifty-fourdollars an acre. He has since refused seventy-five dollars an acre forsome of his land, and he is now one of the prosperous landowners ofthe county, all of which he has made by his own well directed efforts,beginning with nothing at the start in life. Diligence, perseveranceand honorable methods of business dealing have brought these rewardsto one of the best known pioneers and citizens of Nemaha county.

On October 10, 1860, Mr. Skeen was married to Miss Eunice Harger, whowas born at Muscatine, Iowa, a daughter of Jarias and Elizabeth(Wickersham) Harger, who came to Iowa from Indiana at an early day,and the latter was connected with the family which settled Yellville,Arkansas, in the early history of that state. Mr. and Mrs. Skeen arethe parents of the following children Mary Elizabeth, born January 14,1862, died when two years old; Eunice Eulalie, born April 7, 1864, isthe wife of James Armstrong and has one son; Ada Frances, born March19, 1867, is the present wife of Riley Turney, residing on one of herfather's farms, and she has one son by her first husband, JamesWhitcomb Fairbanks; George B., born September 13, 1869, is in Grantcounty, Oklahoma, on one hundred and sixty acres which his fatherbought him, and he has one son and three daughters; Lydia May, bornMay 25, 1872, is the wife of William Harris, of South Ausburn, and hasone daughter, and she was a teacher before her marriage; Ford, bornJuly 31, 1877, is on one of his father's farms, and has one daughter;Adelbert died in 1892 at the age of eleven; Cora Ethel died in 1874,one year old. Mr. Skeen is a Master Mason, and he and his wife aremembers of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he has been anofficial for many years. In politics he is a Republican.


Nazzie STURGILL

____ - ____

Family 1 : James William KENNEDY

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