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Joshua Whitney Hillman Lounsberry

Joshua Whitney Hillman Lounsberry

Male 1809 - 1892

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  • Name  Joshua Whitney Hillman Lounsberry 
    Born  16 Feb 1809  Conklin, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Aug 1892  Union, Hardin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I15  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2013 

    Father  Joseph Lounsberry,   b. 8 Mar 1776, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1828, Conklin, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Polly Whitney,   b. 22 Jul 1781, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1814, Conklin, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 May 1801  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ruth Minerva Guernsey,   b. Abt 1810,   d. 1836, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Feb 1830  Windsor, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Hannah Lounsberry,   b. 11 Mar 1831,   d. 17 Feb 1891
     2. William Lounsberry,   b. 18 Nov 1832,   d. 5 Dec 1832
     3. Joel Guernsey Lounsberry,   b. 13 Sep 1833, Conklin, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nathaniel Latin Lounsberry,   b. 2 Feb 1836,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F352  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Priscilla Minerva Gager,   b. 18 Nov 1816, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1855, Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Aug 1836  Camden, Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Lounsberry,   b. 15 Jul 1837, Lexington, Richland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1903
     2. Permelia Rose Lounsberry,   b. 18 Mar 1839, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867
     3. Alexander Abanorther Lounsberry,   b. 6 Oct 1841, Lexington, Richland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1916, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Harvey Wellington Lounsberry,   b. 14 Mar 1844, Lexington, Richland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1922, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rhoda Jane Lounsberry,   b. 20 Mar 1846, Lexington, Richland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1916, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lucy Lucretia Lounsberry,   b. 25 Feb 1848, Lexington, Richland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1876, Boone, Boone, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Emma Gager Lounsberry,   b. 25 Dec 1852, Morrow, Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oakland, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F13  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Sarah Bird,   b. 31 May 1811,   d. Abt 1902 
    Married  3 Sep 1855 
    Children 
     1. Ella Lounsberry,   b. 29 Apr 1857,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F353  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1809 - Conklin, Broome, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1830 - Windsor, Broome, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Aug 1836 - Camden, Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1892 - Union, Hardin, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rea
      Here is a little info on Joshua from the book 'History of Hardin County,
      Iowa' Union Publishing Co. 1883.
      Joshua W. Lounsberry born in Broome Co. NY on the 18th of Feb. 1809. In 1831 he married Ruth Guernsey. She was born in the county. By this union there were 3 children, Mary, Joel G. and Nathaniel L. In 1835 he emigrated to Trumbull Co. OH, moving with teams. He there remained a short time, and finally settled in Loraine, Richland Co. Oh. where he became personally acquainted with Bovernor Kirkwood and Clark, a brothe-in-law. Mr. Lounsberry by trade is a millwright. He built some of the large steam saw and grist mills in Ohio, and followed the business up to 1852, when he was employed by Hall & Allen of Mansfield, Ohio, as general agent for protable engines and mill gearing. In 1854, he came West, traveling through the different States looking at the land, and finally selecting the place where he now resides.
      In the spring of 1855 he went to Iowa City, where he built a mill for Kirkwood & Clark. In the following fall he moved his family and resided
      there until 1856, when he came to Eldora, Hardin Co. Iowa, remaining one year, when he built his present home, into which they moved and have lived for 26 years. Mrs Lounsberry died in Trumbull Co. Ohio, February 1836. He subsequently married Priscilla Gayer (Gager). By this union there were 7 children. She died January 1, 1855 and he afterwards married Sarah Bird.
      One child blessed this marriage, Ella. Mr. Lounsberry has been identified with the county for many years and has lived to see the broad prairies transformed into beautiful farms. Coming to the county a poor man by judicious management he has accumulated a competency. Mr. and Mrs. Lounsberry are member of the Congregational Church.
      From the same book some info on Joel Guernsey Lounsberry, son of Joshua and Ruth:
      Joel B. Lounsberry was born in Windsor, Broome Co.NY, Sept.12,1833. Son of J.W. Lounsberry and Ruth (Esther) Guernsey, the latter dying when he was but 2 years old. In early life Joel learned the trade of millwright with his father and afterwards took up the carpenter trade. In 1859 he came to Hardin Co. IA locating in Eldora, where he subsequently embarked in the carpenter trade, employing as high as 6 men. In the spring of 1861 he enlisted in the 1st Iowa Cavalry, Co. G, and was mustered in at Burlington. He participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, Little Rock, Black River Bridge and others, serving 3 years and 2 months. He was injured at Prairie Grove. He was promoted sergeant of the company, and in 1856 he married Miss Martha E. Edgington, a sister of Colonel Edgington, of Eldora. She was born March 18, 1835. By this union there was one child, which died in infancy. Mrs. Lounsberry died in 1860. His second wife was Jane Whitney, daughter of George Whitney. She was born in Stephenson Co. Ill. They are the parents of 4 children, 3 of whom are living, William G., George W, and J. Clement. Mr Lounsberry has a beautiful farm of 210 acres under cultivation, and valued at $40 per acre.
      In the same book: Alexander A. Lounsberry was born in Richland Co. Ohio October 5, 1841. He is son of J.W. and Priscilla Gayer Lounsberry, and was 13 when his parents emigrated to Iowa City, where they lived until 1856, when they removed to Eldora, Hardin Co. IA. Mr. A.A. Lounsberry worked on the farm until he was of age, when he saw the necessity of a more thorough education and therefore attended Albion Seminary two terms. He married Martha Whitney daughter of George Whitney, by whom he has five children, Emma May, Rose, Rufus and an infant. Mr. Lounsberry has 150 acres of land valued at $40 per acre.
      Alexander and Martha's children:
      1. Emma May b. 5-5-1866
      2. Rose Pearl b. 6-26-1872
      3. Ruth A (twin) b.2-17-1875 d. 4-2-1875
      4. Rupert b. 2-17-1875 d. 4-2-1875
      5. Rufus Choate b. 5-2-1880
      6. Fredrick Rowe b. 8-26-1882, d. 12-15-1949 San Bernadino, CA, married Anna McDonald
      7. Myrtis M. (our Line) b. 6-2-1865 Hardin Co. Iowa near Union d. 4-4-1924 Florida, marreid Woodward Dennis Melick on 9-18-1886 in Iowa. Woodward son of Robert Wilson Melick and Sabina Dennis was born 12-12-1865 Liscomb, Marshall Co. IA, d. 10-3-1931 Liscomb, IA. Woodward and Myrtis had been on a trip to Florida for her health, when she died there. Their children;
      1. Robert b. 10-21-1887 he left home around 1918 and was never heard from again.
      2. Elsie May b. 8-2-1889Liscomb, Marshall Co. IA, d. 12-19-1953 Minnesota, married Albert lee Arney on 3-18-1914 Iowa
      3. Carl Emerson b. 9-23-1896 Liscomb, Marshall Co. IA married Pearl
      4. Lawrence Lounsberry Melick, b.4-13-1898 Liscomb, Marshall Co. IA, d. May 1918 Liscomb, IA
      5. George Dennis b. 12-15-1900, d. 1-20-1971, married Eva Jaunita
      6. Ernest Fredrick b. 9-2-1902, married Louise
      7. Grace M. (our line) b. 5-23-1892 Liscomb, Ia, d. 5-12-1971 Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. IA. married Clarence M. Albright on 10-4-1917 Liscomb, IA Grace was a school teacher, she taught in a one room school in Dunkerton, Black Hawk Co. Iowa. Clarence was son of Fred Gustav Albright and Julia Miller, he was born 7-17-1895 Box Elder, SD, d. 10-24-1976 Waterloo, IA.
      Here is a little more info on Joshua's wife Ruth, she was b. 3-7-1809 and d. 2-13-1836 just a few days after birth of her 4th child. Her children are:
      William b. 1832, d. 1832, Mary Hannah b. 3-11-1831, d. 2-16-1891 NY married
      William C. Cummings, Joel Guernsey b. 9-12-1833, d. 1856, and Nathaniel
      Lattin b.2-2-1836 married Sarah Jane Kinzer.
      Regards, Chris