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Levi or Levy A. Graybill

Male 1855 - Aft 1920  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Levi or Levy A. Graybill 
    Born 10 Nov 1855  Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1920  of, , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I634  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.

      1880 US: Garner, Pottawattamie, Iowa; NA film T9-0361, p. 22C [Confirms William was born in Ohio and his parents both in North Carolina.]:
      William Graybill, farmer, self, 56, OH NC NC.
      Hannah, wife, 45, Eng Eng Eng.
      Levy A., son, 24, IA OH Eng.
      Rebecca, dau, 20, IA OH Eng.
      David M., son, 18, IA OH Eng.
      Lafayette, son, 13, IA OH Eng.
      Jesse, son, 10, IA OH Eng.
      Ira, son, 4, IA OH Eng.
      John Jones, laborer, other, 24, VA OH VA.

      Unsure if this is the right Levy or not since birthdates are off four years or so; however, I can account for all the other Levis in my database as not being the one who follows thereby leaving this Levi as the most likely match. Appears as a patient at the insane asylum:
      1910 US: St. Bernards Sanatorium for Insane, 1st Ward Council Bluffs, Kane Township, Potta., IA, p. 20b:
      Levi Graybill, inmate, single, 60, US US US.
      1920 US: St. Bernards Hospital, Council Bluffs, Kane Township, Potta., IA, p. 125b, entry 188:
      Levi Graybill, patient, single, 70, Unk. US US.

      3. Susan Easton Black, compiler, "Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," (Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1993, copy in Family History Library in Salt Lake City): "Graybill, Levy A., Source: Early Reorganization Minutes, 1852-71, book A, p. 308."

      BIRTH:
      1. Lewis book quoted below uses variant birth date of 1855. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 16-24: "Levi A. Graybill, b. 10 Nov 1855, Pottaw. Co., IA." If 1855 is correct,that would leave only 9 1/2 months between this birth and that of the older brother Sidney. Censuses seem to be closer to 1856/7.

      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.