Joseph Raney

Joseph Raney
b. 14 July 1824, Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana, to Joseph and Cecilia (Cissel) Raney
d. 22 February 1889, Sherman Township, Kossuth County, Iowa

m/1. 31 January 1847, Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana
Polly Gootee
b. 19 February 1819, Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana, to Thomas and Nancy Gootee
d. 26 March 1862, Sherman Township, Kossuth County, Iowa

m/2. 22 May 1863, Cresco Township, Kossuth County, Iowa
Mary Fisher
b. 5 March 1845, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to Addison and Martha Fisher
d. 31 December 1907, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa

Children with Polly Gootee:
• Virginia (b. 1847) married (1) William Johnson, (2) A. J. Downs
• Walter W. (1849-1920) married Cora Marie Fisher
• Thomas (1850-1851)
• Sheldon (b. 1852) married Isabella Gilmore
• John (b. 1854)
• Nancy (1856-1875)
• Caroline (1858-1918) married John Robert Fraser
• Francis Joseph (1860-1889)
• unknown

Children with Mary Fisher:
• Mary A. (1864-1955) married E. C. Clark
• Henry A. (1865-1871)
• Phoebe O. (1867-1944) married Charles Elmer Clark
• William H. (1868-1926) married Flora B. Stoddard
• Cora Marie (1870-1929) married John Orlando Starks
• Charles A. (1872-1946) married Leila Clark
• David Elmer (1874-1924) married Adda Sample
• Carrie I. (1876-1885)
• James Adolfus (1877-1954) married Lula Mae Fitch
• Martha A. (b. 1879) married Walter R. Davis
• George S. (b. 1881) married Lula [–?–]
• Robert F. (1883-1957) married (1) Josephine Ryan, (2) Caroline M. McLoed
• Lillian Gertrude (b.1885) married Forest Ward Cairy
• Frank (1888-1912)
• Eleanor

Joseph and Polly moved to Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1854, then on to Kossuth County, Iowa, in 1856. Joseph was the third white farmer to settle in what is now Sherman Township but was then Irvington Township. The first white birth in that township was their daughter Caroline. The second white death in the township was Polly.

Submitted by:
Thomas H. Starks
Las Vegas NV
E-mail: tomstat@aol.com

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