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Elizabeth Jane Graybill

Female 1853 - 1932  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Jane Graybill 
    Born 27 Jan 1853  , Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Jun 1932  Shelby, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I627  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2015 

    Father William Lenore Graybill,   b. 25 Jan 1824, Bloomfield Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1880, of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Hannah Pilling,   b. 3 Mar 1835, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1914, of Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 26 Apr 1852  , Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Reviewed Rootsweb Worldconnect and LDS Family Search Oct 2003.

      2. Censuses:
      1856 Iowa: (From Ancestry.com) Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 4 of 63, 19/19:
      Wm. L. Graybill, 32, 10 years in Iowa, OH, farmer.
      Hannah, 21, Eng., 6 years in Iowa.
      Elizabeth J., 3, IA.
      Levi A., 0, IA.

      1860 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, dwelling 503, family 444, neighbors to Polly Graybill:
      William L. Graybill, 36, farmer, $100 real estate, $45 personal property, OH.
      Anna, 25, house wife, Eng.
      Elizabeth J., 7, IA.
      Levi A., 4, IA.
      Rebecca A., 4/12, IA.

      1870 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 172b, dwelling 52, family 53; the following families were neighbors: Simeon Graybill, Margaret Stoker, George Graybill, William L. Graybill, Phillip Gatrost:
      W.L. Graybill, 47, farmer, $1400 real estate, $350 personal property, OH.
      Hannah 34, keeping house, Eng.
      Elizabeth, 17, IA.
      L. A., 13, IA.
      Rebecca, 10, IA.
      David, 8, IA.
      Layfayett, 3, IA.
      Jessee, 5/12, IA.

      BIRTH:
      1. See quotation with marriage. Date given therein is undocumented, but using censuses, I had already estimated "Abt 1853."

      MARRIAGE:
      1. One reported possibility for husband is Wenger Groff; however, the only two Wenger Groffs in the 1900 census resided in Pennsylvania. Wenger Groff appears unlikely. 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 gives the following which appears more reliable: "Elizabeth Graybill, b. 1853, m. Eli Collins (son John and family lived on the neighboring farm by Yorkshire, Iowa, where I grew up).
      Family Tree accessed 31 May 2013 shows marriage as 25 January 1880 in Potta. co., IA. Initials are used for groom and bride.

      BURIAL:
      1. Family Search's "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990," accessed 14 Dec 2013: Elizabeth J. Collins, d. Shelby, Iowa, bur. 19 Jun 1932. FHL film 1035203, p. 58, no. 1321.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 34-38, note that this book has a very detailed downline of the children of this individual.