Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday's Stories, 52 Ancestor Weeks, Week #51, Ann nee Lashbrook Stowe

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This is week 51 of my participation Amy Johnson Crow's, once a week challenge to blog about one ancestor a week, tell their story, biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on that one ancestor. More about the challenge can be found at her Blog, No Story Too Small.

Ann Lashbrook was born Apr 8, 1832 somewhere in New York, possibly in Clinton County where her parents, Richard Lashbrook and his bride Ann Newcombe Lashbrook probably were living in 1832.

By the mid 1840's Ann had moved with her family to McHenry County Illinois.  On October 30, 1852 she married Roswell William Stowe (also known as William Roswell Stowe) in McHenry County Illinois.

Ann and William had the following children:

Lucy Cornelia Ann Stowe
John R. W. Stowe
Edward Warrington Stowe
Marietta R. Stowe
Rosetta L. Stowe

Ann is located on the 1860 U.S. census for Richland Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa:  Roswell W.,  age 32, farmer, value of real estate $500., value of personal property $200., born New York; Ann, age 27, born New York; Cornelia, age 7, born Iowa; Adolphus, age 5, born Iowa; Warrington, age 1, born Iowa.

Ann is enumerated in the 1870 US census for Butler Center, Albion Township, Butler County, Iowa as follows: R. W.  (Or R.A.) Stow, age 46, farmer, value of real estate $1700., value of personal property $500, born New York; Ann, age 37, keeping house, born New York; Cornelia, age 16, at home, born Iowa; Rudolph -?-, age 14, at home, born Iowa; Washington, age 11, at home, born Iowa; Maretta, age 6, at home, born Iowa; Lorena (Rosetta L. ??) Age 2, at home, born Iowa.

Ann is enumerated with her husband R.W. in the 1880 US census in Albion Township, Butler County, Iowa as follows: R.W., age 57, farmer, born New York, parents born New York; Ann, age 48, occupation--cannot read, born New York, parents born England; Meretta, age 16 (although this age looks much like 11), daughter, works at housework, born Iowa; Rosetta, age 12, daughter, at school, born Iowa.

In 1883 when her father's estate was settled Ann lived in Parkersburg, Butler County, Iowa.  Ann cared for her mother after Richard, her father, died.

Ann appears on the 1885 census of Albion, Butler County, Iowa: R. W. Stowe, age 63, farmer, born New York; Ann, age 53, born New York; Warington (? Washington ?), age 24, born Iowa (county name is hard to read, but ends with "saw"); Roseta Stowe, age 17, born Iowa (county name hard to read, looks like Butler); and William H. Stowe, age 3, born Iowa (Butler County??)

In 1893, when her brother John's estate was being settled, Ann is listed as deceased.  Butler County death records were checked for every entry between 1883 and 1894, and no record of the death could be found.  In 1893 only one of her children is listed as living in Butler County, that being Rosetta.  Two of her children lived in Sioux County Iowa in 1893. Two of her children were living in Faribault County, Minnesota in 1893.  In May of 2011 I again checked the death records for Butler County, Iowa for the year 1888 and again, no record was found.

Ann died on May 17, 1888 in Butler County, Iowa.  She and William are buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, Butler County, Iowa.  I maintain their Find A Grave memorials.  Hers.  His.

Wish list for Ann:  Death record and a photo.  I have a photo of her husband William but, none of Ann.  I'll just bet the family member that has photos of her parents has a photo of Ann too.

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