Adams - Ashby Family History

With connected family names including Baugh, Bell, Fowler, Gravitt, Hart, Hockersmith, Palmer, Stout, and many others.

William Duncan Burgher1,2

M, #3821, b. 2 March 1858, d. 6 August 1928
Last Edited25 May 2018

Family: Florence Alice Gravitt b. 14 May 1874, d. 21 March 1925

DaughterMargia Marie Burgher b. 30 December 1903
SonZibia Nicholas Burgher+ b. 4 October 1905, d. 25 August 1965
SonWilliam Paul Burgher+ b. 18 May 1912, d. 9 November 1975

Biography

BirthWilliam Duncan Burgher was born on 2 March 1858 in Davis County, Iowa.G1,3,2
MarriageHe and Florence Alice Gravitt were married on 15 March 1903 in Davis County, Iowa.G1,4,5
DeathWilliam Duncan Burgher died on 6 August 1928, at age 70, in Fabius Township, Davis County, Iowa.GO1,3,2
BurialHe was buried in August 1928 in Burgher Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa.G2
NoteSee attached sources.1,6
Note(Research):BIO:William buried three wifes before he married Florence Gravitt. Both himself and Florence are buried in the Burgher Cemetery in Fabius Twp., Davis Co.,IA. Occupation Farmer.

Person Source

Medical:He took his own life with a 38 revolver.

Picture: I have a picture of him in my possession.

BURIED: Bugher Cemetery, Section 29, Fabius Twp.

Citations

  1. [S363] Sandra Hargrove, GEDCOM File submitted by Sandra Hargrove.
  2. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, William Duncan Burgher, 29422830.
  3. [S519] Tombstone of William D. Burgher, Record Type: Cemetery Marker, Name Of Person: William D. Burgher, Reader: Robert L. Adams, William D. Burgher 1858 - 1928
  4. [S329] Davis County Republican: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams
  5. [S620] Moulton Weekly Tribune: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, Page: Page 1, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams, She was united in marriage to Wm. D. Burgher, March 15, 1903.
  6. [S384] Death Certificate, Picture of Tombstone.

Florence Alice Gravitt1

F, #3822, b. 14 May 1874, d. 21 March 1925
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherJohn William Gravitt b. 11 March 1837, d. 18 March 1918
MotherSarah Ann Dwyer b. 27 April 1844, d. 1 May 1913

Family: William Duncan Burgher b. 2 March 1858, d. 6 August 1928

DaughterMargia Marie Burgher b. 30 December 1903
SonZibia Nicholas Burgher+ b. 4 October 1905, d. 25 August 1965
SonWilliam Paul Burgher+ b. 18 May 1912, d. 9 November 1975

Biography

BirthFlorence Alice Gravitt was born on 14 May 1874 in Fabius Township, Moulton, Davis County, Iowa.GO1,2,3,4,5
MarriageShe and William Duncan Burgher were married on 15 March 1903 in Davis County, Iowa.G1,6,7
DeathFlorence Alice Gravitt died on 21 March 1925, at age 50, in Fabius Township, Davis County, Iowa.GO1,2,6,4,8
NameFlorence Alice Gravitt was also known as Florence A. Gravitt.9
Religious AffiliationShe was religious.6
Find A GraveFind A Grave.
NoteSee attached sources.1
Note(Research):BIO: Her daughter told the story to me on how she would raise chickens and when holidays came along she would kill, clean, and stuff them ready for roasting and sell them to the railroad men for $2 according to Margie her father would accuse his wife of highway robbery.

BURIED: Burgher Cemetery, Section 29, Fabius Twp

QUESTION: Name in family reference is listed as Gravett in certificates of death it is listed as Gravitt. Also her first name on death certificate is listed as Laura or Launa Burgher.

MEDICAL: Died of Cerebral Hemorrhage.

Citations

  1. [S363] Sandra Hargrove, GEDCOM File submitted by Sandra Hargrove.
  2. [S739] Elaine Bukove, Compiler: Elaine Bukove, Gravitt Descendents, Unpublished genealogical report, without sources, prepared by Elaine Bukove for Robert L. Adams, Page 9
  3. [S329] Davis County Republican: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams, Born in Fabius Township, Davis County, Iowa, May 14, 1874
  4. [S518] Tombstone of Florence A. Gravitt Burgher, Record Type: Cemetery Marker, Name Of Person: Florence A. Gravitt Burgher, Reader: Robert L. Adams, Florence A. Burgher 1874 - 1925
  5. [S620] Moulton Weekly Tribune: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, Page: Page 1, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams, Born in Fabius Township, Davis County, Iowa, May 14, 1874
  6. [S329] Davis County Republican: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa
  7. [S620] Moulton Weekly Tribune: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, Page: Page 1, She was united in marriage to Wm. D. Burgher, March 15, 1903.
  8. [S620] Moulton Weekly Tribune: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, Page: Page 1, She passed away at her home five miles east of Moulton, on March 21, 1925, at the age of 50 years, ten months and seven days.
  9. [S244] 1880 US Census of Davis County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Davis Co., IA, ED 51, Sheet 21, line 36

Margia Marie Burgher1

F, #3823, b. 30 December 1903
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherWilliam Duncan Burgher b. 2 March 1858, d. 6 August 1928
MotherFlorence Alice Gravitt b. 14 May 1874, d. 21 March 1925

Biography

BirthMargia Marie Burgher was born on 30 December 1903 in Davis County, Iowa.G1
MarriageShe and Carl Henderson were married on 4 August 1920 in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.G1
NoteSee attached sources.1
Note(Research):BIO: Aunt Margie is still alive in 1995 and living in a rest home in IA. She has given me many wonderful family stories that would have been lost.
ResidenceShe had a residence on 31 March 1925 in Moulton, Appanoose County, IowaG.2

Citations

  1. [S363] Sandra Hargrove, GEDCOM File submitted by Sandra Hargrove.
  2. [S329] Davis County Republican: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams

Zibia Nicholas Burgher1

M, #3824, b. 4 October 1905, d. 25 August 1965
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherWilliam Duncan Burgher b. 2 March 1858, d. 6 August 1928
MotherFlorence Alice Gravitt b. 14 May 1874, d. 21 March 1925

Family: Arleta Odessa Wright b. 30 June 1908

DaughterBonnie June Burgher b. 26 June 1927, d. 31 August 1964

Biography

BirthZibia Nicholas Burgher was born on 4 October 1905 in Montery, Davis County, Iowa.G1
MarriageHe and Arleta Odessa Wright were married on 22 January 1926 in Kahoka, Missouri.G1
DeathZibia Nicholas Burgher died on 25 August 1965, at age 59, in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.G1
BurialHe was buried in August 1965 in Sunset View Cemetery, Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa.G1
ResidenceHe had a residence on 31 March 1925 in Fabius Township, Davis County, IowaGO.2

Citations

  1. [S363] Sandra Hargrove, GEDCOM File submitted by Sandra Hargrove.
  2. [S329] Davis County Republican: Mrs. Florence A. Burgher, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams

John William Gravitt1

M, #3825, b. 11 March 1837, d. 18 March 1918
Last Edited22 March 2018

Parents

FatherThomas J. Gravett b. 15 July 1812, d. 17 August 1890
MotherMary Ellen Rison b. about 1815, d. before 1839

Family 1: Sylvia Crowe b. 1839, d. 26 September 1858

DaughterMary E. Gravett b. 20 August 1857, d. 11 March 1860
DaughterFrances Gravett b. 20 September 1858, d. 3 November 1858

Family 2: Sarah Ann Dwyer b. 27 April 1844, d. 1 May 1913

SonWilliam Albert Gravett+ d. 16 June 1962
DaughterElla Nora Gravitt+ b. 6 September 1862, d. 16 July 1945
DaughterWilbeth Belle Gravitt+ b. 10 October 1864, d. 25 February 1955
DaughterSarah Amanda Gravett b. 15 January 1868, d. 3 April 1934
SonGeorge Ellis Gravett+ b. 21 October 1869, d. 22 October 1941
DaughterClarinda Jane Gravitt+ b. 8 December 1872, d. 16 May 1957
DaughterFlorence Alice Gravitt+ b. 14 May 1874, d. 21 March 1925
SonJohn Alfred Gravett+ b. 10 June 1877, d. 8 July 1960
DaughterAda Edna Gravitt+ b. 28 March 1881, d. 26 March 1954
DaughterOllie Mae Gravett+ b. 11 February 1885, d. 4 April 1961
SonLee Gravitt b. 1888

Biography

BirthJohn William Gravitt was born on 11 March 1837 in Estill County, Kentucky.GO1,2,3,4
MarriageHe and Sylvia Crowe were married before 1857 in Iowa.GO1,5
MarriageJohn William Gravitt and Sarah Ann Dwyer were married in September 1860 in Iowa.GO1,2,6,7,8
WitnessJohn William Gravitt and Eli D. Powers witnessed the marriage of George Washington Ashby and Melissa Ann Gravitt on 26 May 1875 in Davis County, Iowa.G9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Marriage Certificate of George and Melissa (Gravitt) Ashby
DeathJohn William Gravitt died on 18 March 1918, at age 81, in Fabius Township, Davis County, Iowa.GO1,2,3,4
BurialHe was buried in 1918 in Burgher Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa.G16
NameJohn William Gravitt was also known as John W. Gravitt.17
Birth CensBirth Cens.18
Birth CensBirth Cens.17
Land-DeedLand-Deed: in Fabius Township, Davis County, IowaGO.5
NoteNOTE: _DATE 23 JAN 1852
NOTE: OBJE
FORM JPEG
TITL Gravitt Settlement
FILE C:UsersBobDocumentsGenealogyTmgExhibitsgra3480guar1.jpg
NOTE Distribution of Estate Settlement to James Henson and John W. Gravitt
FORM JPEG
TITL Estate Gravitt
FILE C:UsersBobDocumentsGenealogyTmgExhibitsgra3480guar2.jpg
NOTE Distribution of Estate Settlement to James Henson and John W. Gravitt.19,1
Note(Research):were subjects of a guardian settlement

AKA: Bill or Billy.
Religious AffiliationHe was joined the Liberty Baptist Church. between 1880 and 1890 in Davis County, IowaG.
1915 Iowa State Census1915 Iowa State Census: 1915, in Fabius Township, Moulton, Davis County, IowaGO.20
Find A GraveFind A Grave: 1 January 2007, in Burgher Cemetery, Davis County, IowaG.16
Tombstone for John W. and Sarah A. Gravitt

Citations

  1. [S363] Sandra Hargrove, GEDCOM File submitted by Sandra Hargrove.
  2. [S158] MyFamily.com, Inc., Url: http://www.ancestry.com, Page: 50 Name: John W. Gravitt Birth Date: 1837 Death Date: 18 Mar 1918 Cemetery: Burgher Town: Fabius Comment: Sarah A. 1844 to 01 May 1913 Relative: wif: Sarah A. Grave Stone Records of Davis County, Iowa; copied by Graves Registration W. P. A. Project
  3. [S280] Davis Co., Iowa Cemetery Project, Url: http://showcase.netins.net/web/daviscoiacemeteries/, Last: Gravitt First: John Middle: W. Birth: 3/11/1837 Death: 3/18/1918 Age: Comments: Cemetery: Burgher
  4. [S516] Tombstone of John W. Gravitt, Record Type: Cemetery Marker, Name Of Person: John W. Gravitt, Reader: Robert L. Adams, John w. Gravitt Mar. 11, 1837 - March 18, 1918
  5. [S416] Mrs. Hunter Jones, The Gravett Family History
  6. [S280] Davis Co., Iowa Cemetery Project, Url: http://showcase.netins.net/web/daviscoiacemeteries/, Last: Gravitt First: Sarah Middle: A. Birth: 4/27/1844 Death: 5/1/1913 Age: Comments: w/o J. W. Cemetery: Burgher
  7. [S35] 1925 State Census of Appanoose County, Iowa, Ada Gregory - her parents were married it Iowa.
  8. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, accessed 22 Oct 2017, Sarah Ann Dwyer Gravitt, 17753970.
  9. [S1079] Iowa. Centerville, i THE CENTERVILLE DAILY CITIZENi0, col. 2; digital images, i THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF THE CENTERVILLE IOWEGIANi0  (http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 29 Feb 2016), THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF THE CENTERVILLE IOWEGIAN.
  10. [S1158] Ancestry, "Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999," database, Ancestry, i Ancestryi0, accessed 25 Nov 2017), Grover Everett Ashby; Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830–1950." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  11. [S81] 1910 US Census of Appanoose County Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Appanoose Co., IA, ED 14, Page 97, sheet 8A. Married for 35 years. Second marriage for George; first marriage for Mellisa
  12. [S960] Iowa, Appanoose, 1895 Iowa State Census, population schedule, Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, p. 746, dwelling 19, family 19, line 7, George W. Ashby; (Ancestry.com. : accessed 30 May 2015)
  13. [S831] Iowa, Appanoose, 1905 Iowa State Census, population schedule, Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, dwelling 19, family 19, George W Ashby; (ancestry.com : accessed 15 Oct 2016); citing Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.
  14. [S739] Elaine Bukove, Compiler: Elaine Bukove, Gravitt Descendents, Unpublished genealogical report, without sources, prepared by Elaine Bukove for Robert L. Adams, Page 7
  15. [S74] Marriage License and Certificate of George Ashby and Melissa Gravitt, Record Type: Marriage License and Certificate, Photocopy obtained from L & S Bertine in possession of Robert L. Adams, Wm. Gravitt testified as to their competent age and condition. The Certificate of Marriage was returned and filed on 19 June 1875.
  16. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, accessed 22 Oct 2017, John William Gravitt, 17753907.
  17. [S244] 1880 US Census of Davis County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Davis Co., IA, ED 51, Sheet 21, line 36
  18. [S602] 1850 US Census of Estill County, Kentucky, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Estill Co., KY, Page 73, entry 380 / 380.
  19. [S355] William L. Howison & Associates, Index to Settlements & Wills, Clark Co., Kentucky 1793-1854, Record Number: R929.37695 138 198, Book 11, Page 435 and Book 13, Page 94
  20. [S685] .Ancestry, Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.