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John Graybill

Male 1851 - 1919  (67 years)


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  • Name John Graybill 
    Born 12 May 1851  near Kanesville (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1919  Underwood, Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 May 1919  H. G. Fisher Cemetery, Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I612  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2015 

    Father George Washington Graybill,   b. 26 Jun 1821, Bloomfield Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1900, Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Smith,   b. 16 Sep 1823, of Liberty Township, Henry, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1860, of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1841  Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Reviewed 24 Oct 2003 Rootsweb.com Worldconnect.

      2. Censuses:
      1856 Iowa: (From Ancestry.com) Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 10 of 63, 59/60:
      George W. Graybill, 35, 9 years in Iowa, OH, farmer.
      Mary, 32, 9, IN.
      Hannah, 13, 9, IL.
      Brigham, 11, 9, IL.
      Geo., 9, IA.
      Polly, 7, IA.
      John, 5, IA.
      Isaiah, 3, IA.
      Massey, 1, IA.
      Mary C., 0, IA. [Same person as Sarah A.]

      1860 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 362, dwelling 469, family 412, living next door to Simeon P. Graybill:
      George W. Graybill, 38, farmer, $1650 real estate, $400 personal property, OH.
      Hannah, 17, housekeeper, IL.
      Brigham, 16, farmhand, MO.
      George, 13, IA.
      Polly, 10, IA.
      John, 9, IA.
      Wm. P., 7, IA.
      Massie J., 5, IA.
      Catharine, 2, IA.
      Lydia J., 4/12, IA.

      1870 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 172b, dwelling 58, family 59; the following families were neighbors: Simeon Graybill, Margaret Stoker, George Graybill, William L. Graybill, Phillip Gatrost:
      Geo. Graybill, 47, farmer, $9600 real estate, $2200 personal property, OH.
      Hannah, 44, keeping house, IN.
      Geo. W., 23, farmer, $200 personal property, IA.
      Isaac, 17, IA.
      Massie, 15, IA.
      Cathrin, 11, IA.
      Lydia J., 10, IA.
      Julia, 6, IA.
      Samuel, 4, IA.
      Zenas, 2, IA.
      Hannah Sexton, 15, IA.
      Emily J. Sexton, 14, IA
      John Sexton, 11, IA.
      George Sexton, 10, IA.
      John Graybill, 19, IA.

      1880 US: Jefferson, Harrison, Iowa, NA T9-0343, FHL 1254343, p. 173A [note next door is the Ervin family]:
      John Graybill, marr., 29, OH OH OH, farmer.
      Elizabeth A., wife, 22, IA VA VA, keeps house.

      1895 Iowa: Hanwalk [Norwalk], Pottawattamie, IA:
      John Graybill, 44, Potta. Co. IA.
      Annus E., 37, Harrison Co. IA.
      Mawde E., 13, Harrison Co. IA.
      Guy, 11, Harrison Co. IA.
      Pearle, 5, Potta. Co. IA.
      Florence, 0, Potta. Co. IA.

      1900 US: Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 249A:
      John Graybill, b. May 1851, 49, m. 20 years, IA IN IN.
      Annes, wife, b. May 1858, 42, m. 20 years, 5 total children - 3 living, IA VA VA.
      Maud, dau., b. June 1882, 17, S, IA IN VA, schoolteacher.
      Guy, son, b. Aug 1884, 15, S, IA IN VA.
      Glen, son, b. Dec 1899, 6/12, IA IN VA.

      1910 US: Underwood Town, Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 139a, entry 56 [neighbor to sister Julia Hegarty, brothers Zenos, Samuel, Brigham, and bro. in law Henry Fisher]:
      John Graybill, 59, m. 1 for 30 years, IA OH IN, meatcutter.
      Annis E., wife, 52, m. 1 for 30 years, IA VA VA.
      Pearl E., dau., 19, IA IA IA, public school teacher.
      Florence E., dau., 15, IA IA IA.
      Glen E., son, 10, IA IA IA.

      3. 19 May 2002 Ancestry.com database ":ah4907b" gives death as 10 May 1919, wife as Annes Elizabeth Erwin b. 1858 and m. 24 Mar 1880 with four children: Florence Eva, Anaud, Guy, and Glenn. Database "doigk" has variant on wife's name as Ervin.

      4. Per FHL book 977.747 H2n "History of Harrison County, Iowa," 1891, p. 447, has the following biography of James Ervin, the father to Annes who married John Graybill:
      "James Ervin first settled in La Grange Township in June, 1857, where he rented two years and in the spring of 1859, went to Reeder's Mills, farmed one year then returned to La Grange Township, where he opened up a new farm. He built a log cabin sixteen feet square, which was provided with a cottonwood floor. He now has a fine farm house which was erected in 1879. Upon coming to the county he had $100 and a span of horses. Our subject was born in Monroe County, W. Va., in March, 1831, and is the son of John and Elizabeth (Moorhead) Ervin, who came to Harrison County in the fall of 1856, and lived with his children until his death in 1862. The mother died in June, 1868. Our subject remained at home until he was nineteen years of age and then learned the cabinetmaker's trade at Rocky Point, W. Va. He followed the cabinet business five years prior to his coming to Harrison County, on his own account. In December, 1852, he married Sarah Higginbotham, who is the third child of a family of five children. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin are the parents of a family of seven children - Eliza J., Annis, Alcesta, Etta, James, Verna and John."

      5. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 72-75, extensive downline of this family is in the book: "John 'Jack' Graybill, b. 12 May 1851, Potta., Co., IA; d. 10 May 1919; md. 24 Mar 1880 to Annes Elizabeth Ervin (or Erwin?). She was b. 12 May 1858, Logan, Harrison Co., IA; d. 4 Oct 1927. Their children were Anaude (or Maude?) E., Guy Everett, Glen, Pearl Etta, Hazel Edna, Florence Eva and Glen Ervin."

      BIRTH:
      1. Conflict between date of 12 May 1850 in death record and 12 May 1851 on tombstone. I use the tombstone date which coincides with 1900 census which also reports May 1851. The death record was reported to county officials second hand by someone from Underwood, Iowa.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/marriage/ba.htm has an 1853-1905 Marriage Index for Harrison County: "No. 406, John Graybill and Annice E. Ervin, 24 Mar 1880."

      2. FHL film 1513296 "Marriage Records Harrison County": "Mr. John Graybill, age 28, and Miss Annes E. Erven, age 21. Issue of License. Application being made this day by John Graybill for license for the marriage of Mr. John Graybill aged 27 years, and Miss Annes E. Erven age 21 years, and it appearing by acquaintance of clerk that the said parties are of competent age and condition to marry, license is therefore issued. C.L. Hyde, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Certificate of Marriage. To the Circuit Court of Harrison County: This certifies, that on the 24th of March A.D. 1880 at residence of James E. Ervin in said county, according to law and by authority, I duly joined in marriage John Graybill and Annes E. Ervin. Given under my hand the 25 day of March, 1880. (Signed) J.A. Sanders." [Note: variance in John's ages and in Erven/Ervin.]

      3. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, p. 99: "Annes Elizabeth Ervin, b. 12 May 1858, near Logan, Iowa, d. 4 Oct 1927. She was the daughter of James and Sarah (Higgenbotham) Erwin, who came to Iowa in 1856 from Va. It was their dau., Florence Eva Graybill (Wilson), who supplied the family data [that James Hook uses] pertaining to George Washington Graybill."

      DEATH:
      1. Tombstone shows 10 May 1919.

      2. FHL film 1477205 "Pottawattamie Death Records, 1898-," register entry #847: "John Graybill, farmer, Underwood in Norwalk Twp., male, white, married, born May 12, 1850 in Iowa, 68 years 11 months 28 days old, father is John Graybill born in Ohio, mother is Mary Smith born in South Carolina, informant was Florence Casey of Underwood, died May 10, 1919 of cirrhosis of liver, physician was H.B. Moorehead of Underwood, buried May 12, 1919, in Fisher Cemetery, undertaker was Woodring and Jackson of Council Bluffs." [Obvious error: father was Geo. W. Graybill and not John Graybill; mother is correct.]

      BURIAL:
      1. Per death record citation above.

      2. Per copy "Cemetery Book, Vol. II, Book 2" of the "1980 Botna Valley East Pottawattamie County Iowa Genealogical Society" booklet provided by the Council Bluffs Library of Pottawattamie Co., Iowa which lists burials of the H.G. Fisher Cemetery which is located on the west edge of the town of Underwood, Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. In this cemetery are several related Graybills as follows:
      Row 2 in the following sequential stone order:
      Sexton, Nellie Fern 1910-1973
      (Sexton), Fannie 1872-1937 Mother
      (Sexton), John 1857-1934 Father [probably son of James and Hannah (Smith) Sexton - Hannah later marries Geo. W. Graybill and is also buried here]
      Row 5 in the following sequential stone order:
      Graybill, Hazel E. 15 Oct 1892-4 Sept 1893 dau/o J. & A.E. Graybill "We love her"
      Graybill, Guy Everett 2 Aug 1883-17 Nov 1954 AmLeg-mm Wisconsin 1st Lt 39 Infantry WWI [son of John and Annes Graybill]
      Graybill, Glen E. 1899-1935 [son of John and Annes Graybill]
      (Graybill), Mother [probably refers to next stone]
      Graybill, John 12 May 1851-10 May 1919; Annes Ervin 12 May 1858-3 Oct 1927 his wife [son of George W. Graybill]
      (Graybill), Father [probably refers to previous stone]
      Graybill, Maude E. 1881-1952 [dau. of John and Annes Grabill]
      Fay, Pearl Graybill 1889-1977 [dau. of John and Annes Grabill]
      Wilson, Florence Graybill 1894-1974 [dau. of John and Annes Grabill]
      Wilson, William J. 22 Nov 1890-25 Aug 1964 Nebr. Pvt. 3 Bn 55 Engineers WWI [husband of Florence]
      Row 9 in the following sequential stone order:
      Graybill, Alice 1904 [daughter of George H. and Flora A. Graybill]
      (Graybill), Mother [probably refers to B.Y. Graybill stone]
      Graybill, Family Stone
      Graybill, B.Y. 1844-1931 and Theresa S. 11 Aug 1842 - 8 Mar 1900 [son of George W. Graybill]
      (Graybill), Father [probably refers to previous stone]
      Graybill, William I. 1854-1941 [son of George W. Graybill]
      Graybill, Zenas 1868-19__ [son of George W. Graybill]
      Graybill, Samuel F. 1865-1939 [son of George W. Graybill]
      Hegarty, Eva F. 29 Sept 1901-23 May 1919 [dau. of Patrick Hegarty and Julia Ann Graybill]
      (Graybill?), Mother [probably refers to next stone]
      Graybill, George W. 26 June 1821-5 Mar 1900; Hannah 27 Dec 1826-6 Nov 1903 Wife
      (Graybill?) Father [probably refers to previous stone]
      Row 10 in the following sequential order:
      Hegarty, Patrick 1863-1944 [Husband to Julia Ann Graybill]
      Hegarty, Julia A. 1863-1938 [Julia Ann Graybill, dau. of George W. Graybill with Patrick as husband]
      Graybill, Flora A. 1863-1933 Mother; George H. 1846-1912 Father [son of George W. Graybill]
      Row 11 in the following sequential stone order:
      Fisher Family Stone
      Aney, Allie Fisher 1886-1972 Daughter
      Fisher, Hannah 1842-1907 Mother [Hannah Grabill]
      Fisher, Henry 1836-1926

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. The book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories," FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, pp. 90-91. This book uses an undocumented birth date of 12 May 1850.