Person:Josiah Earp (1)

Josiah Jackson Earp
b.16 Oct 1816 Ohio County, Kentucky
m. abt 1809
  1. Lorenzo Dow Earp1809 - 1893
  2. Elizabeth Ann Mary Earp1811 - 1899
  3. Nicholas Porter Earp1813 - 1907
  4. Josiah Jackson Earp1816 - 1901
  5. Mary Ann Earp Eirp1817 - 1893
  6. James O'Kelly Earp1818 - 1893
  7. Francis Asbury Sr Earp1821 - 1901
  8. Walter C. Cookey Earp1824 - 1900
  9. Sally Ann Sarah Earp1826 - 1902
m. 21 Apr 1837
  1. James McHenry Earp1838 - 1847
  2. John W L Earp1839 - 1848
  3. Francis Marion Earp1841 - 1921
m. 23 Jan 1845
  1. Louise A. Ann Louisa Earp1845 - 1886
  2. Nicholas R Earp1847 - 1947
  3. I Jonathan D Douglas Earp1848 - 1864
  4. Josephine Earp1850 - 1944
  5. Appeline (Twin) Earp1850 - 1899
  6. Alferd S. Earp1852 - 1942
  7. I Sarah E. Elizabeth Elizebeth Earp1854 - 1926
  8. Walter C Earp1857 - 1917
  9. Mary Mitilda Matilda Earp1859 - 1948
  10. George E. Ellsworth Earp1862 - 1950
  11. Charles Henesman Earp1865 - 1866
Facts and Events
Name Josiah Jackson Earp
Gender Male
Birth? 16 Oct 1816 Ohio County, Kentucky
Marriage 21 Apr 1837 to Elizabeth Storm
Marriage 23 Jan 1845 Winterset,Madison,IAto Elizabeth Jane ALLEN
Census[1] 1880 Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Death? 30 Oct 1901 Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

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.

  1. United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1880 U.S. Census, Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois (Roll 256), ED 292, p. 208A; Dwelling 158; Family 160.
    Earp Josiah W M 63 [abt 1817] Married Gardener Kentucky Virginia Maryland
    Earp Elizabeth W F 55 [abt 1825] Wife Married Keep house Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
    Earp Alfred W M 27 [abt 1853] Son Single Farmer Illinois Kentucky Tennessee
    Earp Walter W M 23 [abt 1857] Son Single Laborer Illinois Kentucky Tennessee
    Earp George W M 17 [abt 1863] Son Single Laborer Illinois Kentucky Tennessee
    Earp Sarah W F 22 [abt 1858] Dau Single Teacher Illinois Kentucky Tennessee
    Earp Mary W F 18 [abt 1862] Dau Single Teacher Illinois Kentucky Tennessee
    Earp Edwin W M 12 [abt 1868] Gr/son Single Illinois Kentucky Tennessee
    Earp Martha A. W F 89 [abt 1791] Mother Widowed Maryland North Carolina North Carolina