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THE CARSON FAMILY FROM IRELAND, ADAMS and BROWN  COUNTY, OHIO

Marjorie Fletcher    Page Update: November 2011

James Carson 1

John Carson 2

James Carson 3

Martha C. Carson 4

Della Elnora Carson 5

Leota M. Collins 6

JAMES CARSON 1 AND AGNES MCKEE FROM COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND

    James Carson 1 was born between 1764-1774 in Dufferin, County Down, Ireland....Parish of Killyleagh; died in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; buried in Adams County, Ohio. He married about 1797, possibly in Pennsylvania, Agnes (Nancy) McKee born 1770-1775 in Ireland.

    James Carson's will was dated 2 November 1817 in Adams County, Ohio; probated February 1818 in Adams County, Ohio. He owned 200 acres of land on the Cherry Fork of Brush Creek in Adams County, deed dated 8 March 1803.

Abstract of the Will of James Carson of Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio dated 2 November 1817

Probate of the Will was recorded February term of court 1818

    My beloved wife Agnes Carson her saddle and spinning wheel. My eldest son John Carson the horse and saddle claimed by him. To my eldest daughter Mary Carson her saddle and spinning wheel. My own saddle to remain on the Plantation for the use of the family. My personal estate for the use of the family for one year and then to be sold and equally divided after the dower of my wife. Beloved wife Agnes and William McGarrah to be sole executors. 2 November 1817 (signed) James Carson, Wits: Robert Morrison and Thomas and Jacob Pendell. Recorded in Volume 1, folio 125 H or M, signed by Joseph Darlington. Children: John, Mary Demint, William, James, Jane/Jenny (Source: from Ann Johnson, 8022 U.S. 62, Russelville, Ohio 45168, now deceased) Her letter was dated 5 June 1990. This information was typed by Hazel Barns Williams, now deceased of Clinton, Ohio, daughter of Judge Barns. The will was found many years ago in partially burned papers in the basement of the Courthouse in Adams County, Ohio.

    These papers were copied by Hattie Osman of Adams County, Ohio: This is to certify that the bearer James Carson was born in the Parish of Killyleagh (a town and Parish in the Barony of Dufferin) of protestant parents and has lived in the same from his infancy during which time his conduct and morals have been unblemished always. Supporting a fair and unblemished character and now being disposed to go to America. I do hereby certify from the long experience I have had of his honesty and integrity that the greatest confidence may be reposed in him given under my hand at Killyleagh this 21st day of May 1789, County Down, Ireland, that the bearer James Carson is a native of this Parish that he is protestant of the Presbyterian denomination and a regular member of Josehey Union Congregation here and that he is a sober honest and industrious young man so far as I know or heard is certified at Killyleagh in County Down, in Ireland this 3rd day of May 1789. (original spelling and wording of document was followed).

April 1810, Common Pleas Court of Adams County, Ohio

    James Carson native of Grate Britain and to the Court to be admitted to become a Citizen of the United States of America, having proven to the satisfaction of the Court that he was residing within the limits of the United States between 18 day of June 1789 and 1802 that he resides within the state of Ohio, he had behaved as a man of good character attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and disposed to the order and happiness of the same. And he having declared on his solemn oath that he would support the Constitution of the United States, that he did absolutely and entirely renounce all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign sovereign state and sovereignty what ever and particularly that he did absolutely renounce allegiance  and fidelity of the King of the United Kingdom of Grate Britain and Ireland of whom he was a subject whereupon the name of James Carson is here by naturalized and admitted a citizen of the United States of America in testimony that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the record of the proceedings to which it relates...I Joseph Darlington, clerk of Courts of Common Pleas for the County aforesaid have here unto set my hand and affirmed the seal of said Court at West Union, Ohio this 12 day of April in the year of our Lord 1810 in the 7th year of this State of Ohio, Signed Joseph Darlington, Adams County Clerk.

    James Carson arrived in America 18 June 1789. He and Agnes McKee may have been married in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. There first child, Mary was born in Pennsylvania in 1797 and it is possible that their son John was born there too, although he states in the census that he was born in Ohio. James and Agnes Carson were probably married about 1795-1796. It is very possible that the Thomas Carson of Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania is the father of James as Thomas patented land in Fallowfield Township in 1789, the same year that James Carson came to America. I am not certain when Thomas Carson came to America or do I know his wife's name, but it is thought to be Mary. Agnes (McKee) Carson was alive 13 June 1836 when she sold her right to dower of land to he son, James Carson, Jr. for $60. (Volume 16, p. 161 Adams County, Ohio deeds). I am sure that Nancy and Agnes Carson are the same person as in the 1826 Adams County, Ohio tax record it records her as "Agnes or Nancy Carson" of Wayne Township.

Children of James Carson 1 and Agnes (McKee) Carson

1. Mary Jane Carson 2 (James Carson 1) born 1797/1798 in Washington County, Pennsylvania; married 5 March 1818 in Adams County, Ohio, Samuel Demint born about 1795; died about 1835 in Adams County, Ohio. He was the son of James Demint and Elizabeth (Greeley) Demint. On 30 July 1828 Mary (Carson) Demint sold her share of her father's estate to her brother James Carson, Jr. Children of Mary Jane (Carson) Demint and Samuel Demint were: (1) Nancy born 26 November 1820 in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio; died 22 October 1889 in Highland Township, Union County, Iowa; married John McKee 20 January 1842 in Adams County (possible cousins). (2) William S. born 1824 in Adams County, Ohio; married Malinda. (3) James born about 1826.

2. John Carson 2 (James Carson 1) born 9 January 1799 in Ohio; died 29 September 1877 in Adams County, Ohio; buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery in Wayne Township, Adams County; he married 13 March 1821 (1) Rachel Beam (2) 5 December 1861 in Adams County, Isabelle E. Ellison born 26 January 1817 in Ireland; died 22 July 1904 in Adams County, Ohio; buried in Lick Fork Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio.

3. James Carson 2 (James Carson 1) born in 1802 in Byrd Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 25 October 1870 in Byrd Township, Brown County, Ohio (Brown County was created from Adams County in 1818. Before 1818 Byrd Township was in Adams County); buried in Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Decatur, Brown County, Ohio; he married 12 August 1830 in Brown County, Ohio, Mary Dunham born 1806 in Byrd Township. She was the daughter of Forsythe Dunham and Miss (Pickerill) Dunham. She was a granddaughter of Samuel Pickerill, a Revolutionary War Veteran buried in Liberty Chapel Cemetery near Decatur, Brown County, Ohio. James Carson, Jr. was a large land owner, owning 300 acres of land in Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio. He owned the Gray farm in LaSalle County, Illinois in Osage Township (Source: Brown County, Ohio 1870 death records and will records). Children: (1) Mary Elizabeth Carson born about 1833 in Brown County, Ohio; married 6 January 1848 in Brown County, James Orr (2) Nancy Ann Carson born about 1834 in Brown County; married 16 October 1851 in Brown County, Milton Bayne. (3) Samuel Dunham Carson born about 1836 in Brown County. (4) James McKee Carson born about 1837 in Brown County: died 1922 in Decatur, Brown County, Ohio; buried in Decatur, Brown County, Liberty Chapel Cemetery.

4. William Carson 2 (James Carson 1) born 10 October 1803 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 28 May 1885 in Adams County, Ohio; buried in Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Adams County, Ohio; he married about 1831 in Ohio, Sarah (possibly a McClughen) born 9 July 1813 in Ohio; died 14 September 1887. She is buried in Winchester Cemetery in Winchester Township, Adams County, Ohio. Children: Nancy J. born about 1832 in Adams County.  (2) Mary M. born about 1843 in Adams County. (3) William T. born about 1849 in Adams County.

5. Jane/Jenny Carson 2 (James 1) born 10 October 1811 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 13 August 1885 in Winchester Township, Adams County, Ohio; buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio; she married about 1840 in Adams County, James McClughen born 14 November 1814 in Winchester Township, Adams County, Ohio; buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery, Adams County. He was the son of James McClughen and Margaret (unknown) McClughen. Children: (1) Fred born about 1841 in Adams County (2) Nancy J. born about 1843 in Adams County (3) James Wilson born 24 November 1824 on the McClughen farm in Winchester, Adams County; died 26 August 1924 on the McClughen farm; married 21 January 1885 in Adams County, Eliza Jane Shriffler (3) C. C. born about 1860 in Adams County, married Eva Wasson (4) Sarah Annias born 3 February 1851 in Adams County; married 28 March 1880 Cary Alphaeus McGovney in Ohio (5) Martha A. born 1853 in Adams County; married Mr. Reid (6) Mary Isabel born 22 December 1851 in Adams County; died 22 December 1856 in Adams County, Ohio.

GENERATION 2

JOHN CARSON 2 AND RACHEL (BEAM) CARSON

    John Carson 2 (James 1) was born 9 January 1799 in Ohio; died 29 September 1877 in Adams County, Ohio; buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery in Adams County. He married 13 March 181 in Adams County, Ohio, Rachel Beam born 1 August 1799 in Adams County, Ohio; died 15 May 1861  in Wayne Township, Adams County; buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio. She was the daughter of John Beam and Jane (unknown) Beam. He married 5 December 1861 (2) Isabelle E. Ellison born 26 January 1817 in Ireland; died 22 July 1904 in Adams County; buried in the Lick Fork Cemetery in Adams County, Ohio. John Carson was a farmer and resided in Wayne Township, Adams County. His father and mother purchased land on the Cherry Fork of Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio in 1803

Children of John Carson 2 and Rachel (Beam) Carson

1. Mitchell Morrison Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1)  born 26 May 1822 in Manchester, Adams County, Ohio; died 9 September 1897 in Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska. He married 22 March 1841 in Adams County, Ohio, Sophronia Emaline Matthews born 1824 in Indiana. She was the daughter of Joseph Matthews. He married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Patton, probably in Iowa. Mitchell Carson and Sophronia (Matthews) Carson moved from Adams County, Ohio to Louisa County, Iowa, Columbus City, Morning Sun between 1856 and 1860. It states in the 1860 Louisa County, Iowa census that he was a carpenter. Children: (1) H. E. born 1842 in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio (2) Rachel born 1844 in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio (3) Margaret J. born 1847 in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio (4) Emma Permelia born 1849 in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio (5) John M. Carson born 1850 in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio (6) Sarah E. born 1853 in Ohio (7) Mary E. born in 1855, Ohio.

2. Nancy Jane Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born August 1823 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 10 December 1888 in New Harmony, Brown County, Ohio; she married about 1843 in Brown County, Ohio, Robert Alexander born 1806 in Virginia, son of John Alexander and Catherine (unknown) Alexander. Children: (1) Salina born 1842 in Ohio (2) Francis M. born 1844 in Ohio (3) Wilson S. born 1849 in Ohio; married Mary (unknown) born 1854 in Ohio (4) John C. born 1853 in Ohio, married Ella S. born 1848 in Kentucky.

3. James Charles Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 6 March 1824 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 15 April 1897 in New Harmony, Brown County, Ohio; buried in New Harmony Cemetery. He married (1) Mary Ann Lawrence (2) Eleanor Greathouse.

4. John Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born about 1826 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; he married Mary (unknown) Carson born 1827 in Ohio.

5. William B. Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 1832 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; he married 29 September 1854 in Brown County, Ohio Fancherry (Fannie) Bartholomew. After 1850 William B. Carson moved to Peoria, Woodford County, Illinois with his family.

6. Davis (or David) Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1)  born 1835 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died in Nebraska; he married 3 December 1857 in Highland Co., Ohio (1) Almira Ann Corbin born 4 April 1838 in Virginia; died 24 October 1863 in Highland County; buried in Storer Cemetery, Jackson Township, Highland County (2) married 28 March 1864 in Highland County, Ohio Nancy J. Noland born about 1843. Davis moved to Buffalo County, Nebraska between June 1880 and 16 May 1882. His occupation in 1860 was a merchant and he lived in New Market, Highland County, Ohio. His first wife, Almira Ann died at the age of 25 years 6 months and 20 days. Children of Davis (or David) and Nancy J. (Noland) Carson were: (1) Augustus B. born about 1865 (2) Almira A. born about 1867 (2) Horatio W.. (twin) born 1869 (3) Horace (twin) born 1869 (5) Cyrus H. born 1871 (6) John W. R. born 1873 (7) Nem C. W. born 1876 (8) Jennie Bell born 1878 (9) Jessie N. born 1879. All the children were born in New Market, Highland County, Ohio.

7. Margaret Rachel Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 17 May 1841 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 27 January 1927 in Council Grove, Morris County County, Kansas. She married 25 August 1864 in Adams County, Ohio at the home of the bride, Benjamin Robert Pulliam born 8 November 1835 in Highland County, Ohio; died 1 April 1916 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. He was the son of Benjamin F. Pulliam and Sarah (unknown) Pulliam. Benjamin R. and Margaret Rachel (Carson) Pulliam had a farm in Council Grove, Kansas. Children: (1) Olive born 1860 (2) Newton O. born 25 October 1869 (3) Emma A. born 1870; died 7 May 1920 (4) Austin Elihu born 1873; died 8 May 1942 (5) Hattie E. born 1875; died 28 March 1961 (6) Nora S. born 10 February 1878; died 22 February 1960.

GENERATION 3

JAMES CHARLES CARSON 3 AND ELEANOR (GREATHOUSE) CARSON

    James Charles Carson 3 (John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 6 March 1824 in Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio; died 15 April 1897 in New Harmony, Brown County, Ohio; buried in New Harmony Cemetery in Brown County. He married 11 June 1847 in Brown County (1) Mary Ann Lawrence born 1827 in Adams County; died about 1851 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; buried in Brown County. She was the daughter of George Lawrence and Margaret L (unknown) Lawrence. He married (2) 28 November 1851 in Brown County, Ohio Eleanor Greathouse born 1 April 1826 in Belmont County, Ohio; died 28 April 1898 in New Harmony, Brown County; buried in New Harmony Cemetery. She was the daughter of William Greathouse and Mary (unknown) Greathouse. Mary Ann Lawrence probably died in the spring of 1851 of an illness, probably cholera as there was an outbreak at that time in Ohio. Her two daughters, Margaret J. Carson and Mary Ann Carson died at the same time (from Carson family records). See The Greathouse Family

    James Charles Carson died of cancer as stated on his death notice. James lived in Jackson Township in Brown County from about 1850-1880's. At his retirement he sold his farm and moved to New Harmony. Evidently, in 1880 Nancy J. Carson, Rachel Carson and Martha Carson were still living at home with James and Eleanor Carson as were grandchildren, Charles William Carson and Nola A. Carson. They were the children of Martha Carson, their oldest daughter.

Children of James Charles Carson 3 and Mary Ann (Lawrence) Carson

1. Margaret J. Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 14 March 1849 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died about 1851 in Brown County. Margaret probably died in the spring of 1851 of an illness, probably cholera as there was an outbreak of cholera in Ohio at that time. Her sister, Mary Ann and her mother died at the same time.

2. Mary Ann Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 6 February 1851 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died about 1851 in Brown County at the same time that her sister Margaret J. Carson died (Source: the information on Margaret and Mary Ann Carson is from Carson family records).

Children of James Charles Carson 3 and Eleanor (Greathouse) Carson

1. Martha C. Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 14 July 1852 in Jackson township, Brown County, Ohio; died 7 January 1928 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas; buried in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas, Wodke Family Cemetery. She married Frederick Wodke, her one and only marriage.

2. William James Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 16 October 1853 in Jackson township, Brown County, Ohio; died 27 April 1944 in Williamsburg, Hamilton County, Ohio. William James Carson was living at the road station in Bellevue, Kentucky in 1897 at the time of his father's death.

3. Rachel Ann Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 14 October 1855 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died 10 November 1953 in Williamsburg, Hamilton County, Ohio. Rachel Ann Carson lived in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio in 1897 at the time of her father's death.

4. Margaret Ellen Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 2 March 1857 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died 27 June 1943 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; buried in Lawshe Cemetery in Adams County, Ohio. She married 29 October 1884 in Brown County, John William Morrison, born 12 November 1853; died 6 July 1897 in Peebles, Adams County, Ohio; buried in Lawshe Cemetery in Adams County. He was the son of James Morrison and Mary Jane Cobler.

5. John Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 29 January 1859 in Jackson township, Brown County, Ohio; died 1866 in Jackson township, Brown County, Ohio.

6. Robert Alexander Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 10 February 1862 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died 29 April 1931/1932  in Ohio. He married Hattie Bodnum born 21 October 1867; died 16 May 1898 in Ohio. In 1897 he lived in Eastwood, Brown County, Ohio. He may be buried in Miamiville, Ohio.

7. Nancy Jane Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 19 February 1864 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died 29 September 1961 in Brown County, Ohio; buried in New Harmony Cemetery, New Harmony, Brown County, Ohio.  She married Joseph Long born 1858; died 1931 in Brown County. Nancy and Joseph Long lived across the road from James and Eleanor Carson. They later lived in New Harmony. Nancy Jane (Carson) Long had only one child, Walter Harold Long born 29 December 1900 in Brown County, Ohio; died November 1982 in Mt. Orab, Brown County, Ohio; married Cecil McMullen (1901-1962). Nancy Jane Carson married late in life.

8. Mary Emma Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 16 May 1868 in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio; died 17 January 1951 in Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio; buried in Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg. She married 7 October 1893 in Brown County, Ohio, Henry William Ogden born 1872; died 7 July 1944 in General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio; buried in New Harmony, Brown County, Ohio. He was the son of Francis M. Ogden and Sarah Jane (Brooks) Ogden.

GENERATION 4

MARTHA C. CARSON 4

Martha Wodke, Leota Collins

Fred Wodke, Martha C. (Carson) Wodke

Martha C. (Carson) Wodke

    Martha C. Carson 4 (James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 14 July 1852 in Jackson township, Brown County, Ohio; died 7 January 1928 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas; buried in the Wodke Family Cemetery in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas. She married 28 February 1888, Frederick Wodke born 29 November 1842 in Demain, Germany; died 25 February 1912 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas; buried in Dunlap in the Wodke Family Cemetery. Frederick Wodke was her one and only marriage.

    Martha C. Carson went to work as a housekeeper for Dr. James Newton Salisbury and his wife, Maria Lydia (Payne) Salisbury. They lived in Russelville, Brown County, Ohio. She was about 18 years of age and still living at home with her parents at the time. Later, about 1884/1885, at the age of 34 years, Martha left Ohio for West Virginia, leaving her two oldest children in the care of their grandparents, James and Eleanor Carson while taking her daughter, Della with her. She stayed in West Virginia for a short time with relatives and then traveled by train with her small daughter, Della to Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. They stayed with her aunt, Margaret Rachel (Carson) Pulliam. Margaret was the wife of Benjamin Robert Pulliam and the sister of Martha's father, James Carson. While living on the Pulliam farm in Council Grove, Kansas, she met Frederick Wodke, a widower with 5 children. His wife Ann (Henderson) Wodke had died a short time before. He had a farm in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas. They were married on 28 February 1888 in Council Grove. Frederick Wodke came to America at the age of 18 years and settled in Attica, New York. He was in the Civil War, a Corporal in the 160 Reg't., New York Infantry. He was discharged from the Army 13 August 1862 after 3 years of service. The children in this marriage all belong to Frederick Wodke and his first wife, Ann (Henderson) Wodke. There were no children of his marriage to Martha Carson. Martha's daughter, Della had a happy childhood growing up on a farm with her step-brother and step-sisters. Frederick was a farmer all his life until his retirement. Martha was well thought of by the Wodke family. Martha never married her children's father as he was already married and had a family. She gave them the Carson name.

Middle, Nola A. Carson

Right, Charles W. Carson

Left, Della E. Carson

Children of Martha C. Carson 4

1. Nola A. Carson 5 (Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 15 October 1870 in Brown County, Ohio; died 20 March 1922 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio; buried 22 March 1922 in Madisonville, Hamilton County, Ohio. She married in 1892, Louis/Lewis Gordon born April 1868 in Ohio; died about 1958 in Mariemont, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was the son of George Washington Gordon and Melvina (unknown) Gordon. Nola died of pulmonary tuberculosis. It states on her death certificate that she was sick for five years before her death. Children: Myrtle B. born January 1894 in Ohio, married Irving Maas (2) Leroy born May 1896 in Ohio; died about 1959 in Fulton, Oswego County, New York, was a soldier in W. W. I and was gassed in France; buried in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton, he married in 1917, Marie A. (3) Hazel B. born May 1899 in Ohio; married in 1916 Earl F. Snyder (4) Martha (Nola) Gordon born 1904 in Middletown, Ohio; died August 1977 in Fulton, Oswego County, New York; married Ira Palmer (5) Lewis Gordon (twin) born 1906 in Ohio (6) Lawrence Gordon (twin) born 1906 in Ohio; died of scarlet fever at the age of 7 years.

2. Charles William Carson 5 (Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 18 February 1876 in Brown County, Ohio; died 15 November 1954 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, Clinton Memorial Hospital; buried in Mt. Orab Cemetery, Brown County, Ohio. He married (1) 24 November 1897 Minnie McKenzie born about 1876; died about 1900 during a difficult childbirth. (2) 6 March 1902 Leona Zugg born 8 April 1880 in Ohio; died 12 February 1924 in New Harmony, Brown County, Ohio; buried in Mt. Orab Cemetery in New Harmony. She was the daughter of Lewis Zugg and Icelinda Devargus (Penny) Zugg. Charles William Carson died a very tragic death in a car-train collision while returning home from a hunting trip. He lived in Green, Brown County, Ohio. Children of Charles and Minnie Carson; Wilbur Ralph Carson born 9 June 1898 in Brown County, Ohio; died 11 February 1988 in Ohio, married about 1924 Viola Mae Phillips born 23 December 1904; died 8 May 1989 (2) Pearl Carson born about 1900, died at birth. Children of Charles and Leona Carson: (1) Maude S. 1902-1993 (2) Howard 1904-1968 (3) Frieda Irene 1908-2001 (4) Herbert Alexander 1909-1987 (5) Mildred Viola 1911-1929 (6) Ada Berneda 1913-1997) (7) Charles Lee 1915-1995 (8) Carrie Alberta 1917-1997 (9) Anna Elizabeth 1921-1922.

3. Della Elnora Carson 5 (Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 10 April 1882 in Eastwood, Brown County, Ohio; died 28 February 1975 in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California; buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. She married (1) 19 December 1903 in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas at the home of William Robinson, Bryce Monroe Collins born 3 April 1877 in Junction City, Geary County (then Davis County) Kansas; died 10 October 1937 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas; buried in Topeka, Rochester Cemetery (divorced 1916 because he was unfaithful). He was the son of Brice Monroe Collins, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth (Warlick) Collins. (2) about 1918/1920 in Kansas or Denver, Colorado, Star Young (aka Riley Randolph) born 4 May 1878 in Ceresco, Calhoun County, Michigan; died 1 September 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, son of Cyrus Young and Jane (Skinner) Young. Star Young was killed when he was hit by a car on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. He had a brother named Walter Scott Young.

GENERATION 5

DELLA ELNORA CARSON 5 AND BRYCE MONROE COLLINS

Bryce Monroe Collins

Della E. (Carson) Collins

L-R: Leota Collins, Della

    Della Elnora Carson 5 (Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 10 April 1882 in Eastwood, Brown County, Ohio; died 28 February 1975 in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California. Worked in the laundry at Fort Riley, Kansas during the first World War. In the 1910 census she was a cook on the railroad boarding car. Later in life she was a live-in housekeeper, a wonderful and kind person. She and Star Young (aka Riley Randolph) moved to Los Angeles, California in October 1929. Della was taking care of her mother, Martha Wodke and waited until after Martha's death, which occurred in 1928, to leave Kansas. Della remembered nothing of her birthplace in Ohio. Della's marriage to Bryce Collins ended in divorce 1 October 1915 and became final six months later, 1 April 1916. They had one daughter, Leota Margaret Martha Collins, named after both of her grandmothers. There were no children born to the marriage of Della Elnora (Carson/Collins) Randolph and Riley Randolph. (Riley Randolph was the name he used after 1915)

Child of Della Elnora (Carson) Collins and Bryce Monroe Collins

1. Leota Margaret Martha Collins 6 (Della Elnora Carson 5, Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 24 September 1906 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas; died 13 February 1975 in McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon. She married Orange Otto Smith 10 April 1926 in Los Angeles, California.

GENERATION 6

LEOTA MARGARET MARTHA COLLINS 6 AND ORANGE OTTO SMITH

(Della Elnora Carson 5, Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1)

Leota M. Collins

Leota, Marjorie, Orange Smith

Leota M. Collins

    Leota Margaret Martha Collins 6 (Della Elnora Carson 5, Martha C. Carson 4, James Charles Carson 3, John Carson 2, James Carson 1) born 24 September 1906 in Manhattan, Riley county Kansas; died of a heart attack 13 February 1975 in McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon; buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens, Lane County, Oregon. She married 10 April 1926 in Los Angeles, California, Orange Otto Smith born 24 November 1903 in Oscar, Texas County, Missouri; died 12 March 1986 McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon; buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens in Lane County, Oregon. They had one child.

 

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