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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

Henry Clay Gilmore

Henry Clay Gilmore
b. 14 October 1841, Boone County, Kentucky
d. 1887, near Colorado Springs, Colorado

m. 5 July 1861, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana
Sarah Margaret “Maggie” Strahan
b. 22 September 1846, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana

Children with Sarah Margaret Strahan:
• Oliver Lowell (b. 1864)
• Orian Franklin (b. 1866)
• Charles Eugene (b. 1867)
• Leonidas (b. 1871)
• Rose (b. 1875)
• John B. (b. 1876)
• Harry (b. 1878)
• Thomas (b. 1880)
• Jesse Gilbert (b. 1882)
• Pearle (b. 1885)
• May Avesta (b. 1889)

Henry came to Indiana after 1845 and left the state about 1874. His last known residence in the state was Merom, in Sullivan County. He went to Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Washington, and back to Colorado. He may have lived in other states, but these are the states where his children were born.

Submitted by:
Joyce Barlow Munson
Ft. Wayne IN
E-mail: munsonjo@verizon.net