Family:Joseph Writer and Rachel Debolt (1)

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Marriage License[1] 3 Feb 1879 Effingham co., Illinois, United StatesA license was issued for Joseph J. Writer (occ. farmer), aged 22 years and born to Benj. N. Writer, and Rachael DeBolt, aged 21 years and born in Effingham co. to John DeBolt, both from Edgewood, Illinois.
Marriage[1][4][5] 4 Feb 1879 Mason, Effingham co., Illinois, United StatesJoseph and Rachael were united in marriage by John Broom, Justice of the Peace. It was witnessed by H. J. Newman and Elizabeth Ellison.
Census[2] 1 Jun 1880 Mason twp., Effingham co., Illinois, United StatesJoseph Writer (occ. farmer) was residing with his wife Rachael, infant daughter Bessie, and father Benjamine (occ. farmer). It was recorded that Bessie was born in Illinois in May.
Residence[4][5] 1885 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesThe family removed from Illinois to Kansas, near Roxbury.
Census[3] 1 Mar 1895 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesJ. J. Writer (occ. farmer) was residing with [wife] R. J., [daughter] B. V., [daughter] J. E., [son] R. O., infant [son] R. J., J. Leasie, C. Jacobson, and L. Babcock. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) It was recorded that B. V., J. E., and R. O. were each born in Illinois, and R. J. was born in Kansas.
Census[6] 1 Jun 1900 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Stateson a farm, in a home that was owned free of mortgage
J. J. Writer (occ. farmer) was residing with his wife R. J., sons R. O. (occ. farm laborer) and R. J., and boarders L. O. Starnes and Jacob Leicey. It was recorded that both sons had attended school, and only one of his wife's four children was living. (This is obviously an error.)
Census[7] 1 Mar 1905 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United States(in the Gypsum postal area)
on a farm, in a home that was owned free of mortgage
J. J. Writer (occ. farmer) was residing with [wife] Rachel, [son] Ross, Edward Chamberlin, and John Mannuel[?]. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) It was recorded that Ross had attended school within the year.
Census[8] 15 Apr 1910 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Stateson a farm, in a home that was owned free of mortgage
Joseph J. Writer (occ. general farmer) was residing with his wife Rachel J., son Ross J., and a few servants. It was recorded that Ross attended school, and all four of Rachel's four children were living.
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Effingham County (Illinois). County Clerk. Marriage records, 1839-1920. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976), FHL #1010048, 1:18, cert #233, registered 6 Feb. 1879.
  2. ED 141, Mason twp., Effingham, Illinois, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, roll 205 (FHL #1254205), f 455-C, p 32, Joseph Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 19 June 1880.
  3. Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson, in Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. State census of 1895. (Topeka, Kansas: Kansas State Historical Society, 1953-1958), microfilm K-86, p 10, dwelling n.n., family n.n., J. J. Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com].
  4. 4.0 4.1 Obituary of Rachel Jane Debolt, in The McPherson Daily Republican. (McPherson, Kansas), p 4, Thurs., 24 April 1924.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Obituary of Jasper Joseph Writer, in The McPherson Daily Republican. (McPherson, Kansas), p 4, Thurs., 7 April 1927.
  6. ED 130, Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson, Kansas, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), roll 488 (FHL #1240488), folio 18, sheet 6A, dwelling 112, family 112, J. J. Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 15 June 1900.
  7. Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson, in Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. State census of 1905. (Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society), microfilm K-89, p 7, dwelling 44, family 44, J. J. Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com].
  8. ED 54, Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson, Kansas, in United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), roll 446 (FHL #1374459), folio 15, sheet 5A, dwelling 90, family 98, Joseph J. Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 27/28 April 1910.