m. abt 1809
m. 21 Apr 1837
m. 23 Jan 1845
Facts and Events
LDS Marriage report #74142-0116, entry 1, submitted from family records by Gerald (listed as descendant) and Margaret Griffin, 1323 SW Payton, Des Moines, IA 50315 on 29 Apr. 1899. He did not know the names of his great (or g-g) grandmother Allen. I am aware that there are complete genealogical reports on the Earp family, but have just not taken time to pursue it because it is certainly available (and too far off the track of my research goals ... just historically interesting that there is a family tie).
June 24, 2001 while visiting Esther (Braught) Fleenor in Indianola, IA she gave to me the funeral card for Josiah from which much of the data reported here was taken. It said that with first wife Elizabeth Storms he had three sons before she died 19 Dec 1843. With second wife Elizabeth Jane Allen he had 11 more children: 6 boys and 5 girls. In 1846 they moved to IL where they remained until their deaths. He was a farmer and life long member of the Methodist Evangelical Church. I was 84 yrs. 14 days old at death.
His funeral card confirms his birth and death dates and locations as well as the name and date of his marriage to Elizabeth Storms and her death date. It mentions his second wife and that date, a life member of the M.E. Church and a farmer, he was father of 6 boys and 5 girls by his second marriage; 14 in all (must have had three with his first wife). The card includes a photo. Esther Braught Fleenor also gave me a photo of Josiah and his second wife Elizabeth together as very elderly couple.
Notice that the funeral cards for Josiah Earp, Eliz. (Allen) Earp, William Clark, and his son Edgar Clark were for funerals at very different times and places, but appear to be identical format and borders. I strongly suspect they were not originals, but created together at a later date by someone.