Tag Archives: Reece

Michael C. Wilson, Jr.

Michael C. Wilson, Jr.
b. 12 December 1789, Guilford County, North Carolina, to Michael and Esther Wilson, Sr.
d. 21 February 1862, Salem, Henry County, Iowa

m. 13 February 1817, Highland County, Ohio
Rebecca Reece
b. 5 January 1798, Grayson County, Virginia, to David and Susannah (Hiett) Reece
d. 27 April 1877, Salem, Henry County, Iowa

Children with Rebecca Reece:
• Cyrena/Sirena (1817-1856) married William Lewelling
• David (1821-1856) married Elizabeth Hiatt
• Esther (1822-1852)
• Jane (b. 1824)
• Elias (1827-1857)
• Rebecca (b. 1831)

Michael, Jr. moved his family to Duck Creek, Indiana, on 17 November 1827; one month later he moved back to Highland County, Ohio. He returned to Indiana in 1831 and stayed until 1843, when he moved to Salem, Henry County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Jacob Carver

JACOB CARVER
b. 11 April 1807, Elizabeth Township, Miami County, Ohio, to Michael and Anna (Lennon) Carver
d. 7 May 1897, Clarksburg, Bourbon County, Kansas

m. 3 January 1830, Miami County, Ohio
Eleanor Derr
b. 1 February 1812, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Eleanor (Vanderbilt)
Derr/Dahr
d. 26 April 1892, Clarksburg, Bourbon County, Kansas

Children with Eleanor Derr:

  • Aaron (1830-1830)
  • James (1832-1909) married (1) Margaret Ann Reece, (2) Mary Jane Smith
  • Michael (1836-1916) married Matilda Eleanor Neeley
  • Joseph (1838-1914) married (1) Elizabeth Jane Elwood, (2) Marietta Curtis
  • Henry Rowe (1840-1892) married Elizabeth Jane Griffith
  • Nancy Catherine (1846-1900) married (1) Henry Pemberton, (2) John S. Barnhill
  • John Arthur (1852-1918) married (1) Elizabeth P. Johnson, (2) Catherine Ann Bloom
  • Barbra Elizabeth “Lizzie” (1855-bef. 1882) married Edward Hampton Greening

In 1841, the family came to Stoney Creek Township, Randolph County, Indiana. They left in 1868.

Submitted by:
Marjorie Meagher
San Jose CA

William Lewelling

William Lewelling
b. 28 September 1817, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach and Jane (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. before 11 December 1847, Indiana

m. 21 February 1838, Henry County, Indiana
Cyrena “Sirena” Wilson
b. 27 November 1817, Highland County, Ohio, to Michael C. and Rebecca (Reece) Wilson
d. 19 November 1856, Henry County, Iowa

Children with Cyrena Wilson:

  • Rebecca (1839–1922) married (1) Allan Hampton, (2) [–?–] Frazier, (3) [–?–] Chantry
  • Elvina (1840–1909) married (1) Joseph H. Bond, (2) Lew Trueblood
  • Anna (b. 1842) married Norton Hockett
  • Asa Guy (1845–1941) married Amanda Virginia Hord
  • Lorenzo Dow (1846–1900) married Angeline C. Cook

In 1838 William Lewelling moved with his brothers, Henderson and John, to Henry County, Iowa.

William, a Quaker minister, was a powerful advocate of the abolition of slavery. In 1847, while lecturing either in Illinois or Indiana, “with great fervor, power, and energy” on his constant theme, William was taken ill and afterwards “took to his bed and never arose.”

At the time of this lecture, William had admonished his friends and assistant, “Thee will have to look after Cyrena and the children, Eric.” Within a short time Cyrena Lewelling became the wife of Eric Knudson. But in 1856 a fire took Cyrena’s life, and the Lewelling children became orphans.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX