Adams - Ashby Family History

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

Benjamin Hockersmith1

M, #4101, b. 19 January 1805, d. 28 June 1885
Last Edited16 July 2018

Parents

FatherJacob Hockersmith, Jr. b. 24 June 1779, d. 28 November 1839
MotherAnna Kiziah Skinner b. 19 April 1785, d. 16 August 1836

Family 1:

SonNewton Hockersmith

Family 2: Mary (Polly) Grisham b. 1817, d. 30 April 1882

SonDaniel Hockersmith+
SonGeorge W. Hockersmith+ b. August 1828
DaughterAnna Hockersmith b. 1838
SonEdward Hockersmith b. 1840
DaughterMalvina Hockersmith b. 1842, d. after 1850
SonJasper Hockersmith b. 1845, d. 1864
SonCharles Newton Hockersmith+ b. 4 May 1847, d. 10 December 1888
DaughterMartha Jane Hockersmith b. 1852

Biography

BirthBenjamin Hockersmith was born on 19 January 1805 in KentuckyG age 44 and born in KY. according to the 1850 Census.1,2,3,4
MarriageHe was married.
MarriageHe and Mary (Polly) Grisham were married on 28 September 1828 in Shelby County, Kentucky.G5,6,4
DeathBenjamin Hockersmith died on 28 June 1885, at age 80, in Adair, Iowa.GO3
1850 CensusBenjamin was [-EventRole] to the 1850 Census of Benjamin Hockersmith 26 September 1850 Fox Township, Davis County, IowaG.4
Census NeighborCensus Neighbor: 26 September 1850, in Fox Township, Davis County, IowaG.

Citations

  1. [S642] 1850 US Census of Davis County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Davis County Iowa, Entry 43/44
  2. [S36] GEDCOM File
  3. [S84] Randolph Co., Missouri GenWeb, Url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~morandol/, Larry Sumpter's Database of Deaths in Randolph County
  4. [S1196] 1850 U.S. census, Digital images, M432, roll M432_182, p. 280A, dwelling 43, family 44, Benjamin Hockersmith household, accessed 16 Jul 2018
  5. [S88] -Free Footnote - CD Entry, SHELBY CO.,INDIANA MARRIAGES 1822-1828 BOOK 1 at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/in/shelby/vitals/1822mar.txt compiled by JANET FRANKLIN email address SEPT 28, 1828 HOCKERSMITH, BENJAMIN & GRISHAM, POLLY
  6. [S88] -Free Footnote - CD Entry, Shelby Co Marriages 1822 – 1828, Book 1 Transcribed by Melinda Weaver, May, 1999 at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inshelby/courthouse/marriage_records/marriages_b1.htm 28 Sept 1828 Benjamin Hockersmith Polly Grisham Page 165

George W. Hockersmith1

M, #4103, b. August 1828
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherBenjamin Hockersmith b. 19 January 1805, d. 28 June 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Grisham b. 1817, d. 30 April 1882

Family 1: Mary C. Walker b. 1838, d. 5 August 1864

DaughterMary J. Hockersmith b. 1860

Biography

BirthGeorge W. Hockersmith was born in August 1828 in Missouri.G2
MarriageHe and Mary C. Walker were married on 4 September 1850 in Marion County, Oregon.G
MarriageGeorge W. Hockersmith and Caroline Swinney were married on 29 January 1865 in Lane County, Orgeon.G3

Citations

  1. [S642] 1850 US Census of Davis County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Davis County Iowa, Entry 43/44
  2. [S36] GEDCOM File
  3. [S95] IGI

Newton Hockersmith1

M, #4107
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherBenjamin Hockersmith b. 19 January 1805, d. 28 June 1885

Citations

  1. [S642] 1850 US Census of Davis County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Davis County Iowa, Entry 43/44

Peggy H. Gravitt1

F, #4109, b. about 1794, d. after 1816
Last Edited20 May 2017

Parents

FatherJohn Gravitt b. May 1757, d. 1836
MotherEllen b. about 1770

Biography

BirthPeggy H. Gravitt was born about 1794.1,2
MarriageShe and John Jones were married on 25 September 1814.
DeathPeggy H. Gravitt died after 1816.
Alt. MarriageThey has conflicting marriage information of 13 April 1816.2

Citations

  1. [S714] Application For Membership To The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Mae Belle Jennings, Application and fees received by the National Secretary on 4 Mar 1924. Application examined and approved on 11 Apr 1924. Accepted by the National Board of Management 12 Apr 1924. National Number 199281.
  2. [S739] Elaine Bukove, Compiler: Elaine Bukove, Gravitt Descendents, Unpublished genealogical report, without sources, prepared by Elaine Bukove for Robert L. Adams, page 2

John Jones1

M, #4110, b. about 1794
Last Edited20 May 2017

Biography

BirthJohn Jones was born about 1794.
MarriageHe and Peggy H. Gravitt were married on 25 September 1814.
Alt. MarriageThey has conflicting marriage information of 13 April 1816.2

Citations

  1. [S714] Application For Membership To The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Mae Belle Jennings, Application and fees received by the National Secretary on 4 Mar 1924. Application examined and approved on 11 Apr 1924. Accepted by the National Board of Management 12 Apr 1924. National Number 199281.
  2. [S739] Elaine Bukove, Compiler: Elaine Bukove, Gravitt Descendents, Unpublished genealogical report, without sources, prepared by Elaine Bukove for Robert L. Adams, page 2

Elizabeth Gravitt1

F, #4111, b. about 1796
Last Edited20 May 2017

Parents

FatherJohn Gravitt b. May 1757, d. 1836
MotherEllen b. about 1770

Biography

BirthElizabeth Gravitt was born about 1796.1,2
MarriageShe and Henry Rutledge were married on 15 February 1814.1,2

Citations

  1. [S714] Application For Membership To The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Mae Belle Jennings, Application and fees received by the National Secretary on 4 Mar 1924. Application examined and approved on 11 Apr 1924. Accepted by the National Board of Management 12 Apr 1924. National Number 199281.
  2. [S739] Elaine Bukove, Compiler: Elaine Bukove, Gravitt Descendents, Unpublished genealogical report, without sources, prepared by Elaine Bukove for Robert L. Adams, page 2

Henry Rutledge1

M, #4112, b. about 1794
Last Edited20 May 2017

Biography

BirthHenry Rutledge was born about 1794.
MarriageHe and Elizabeth Gravitt were married on 15 February 1814.1,2

Citations

  1. [S714] Application For Membership To The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Mae Belle Jennings, Application and fees received by the National Secretary on 4 Mar 1924. Application examined and approved on 11 Apr 1924. Accepted by the National Board of Management 12 Apr 1924. National Number 199281.
  2. [S739] Elaine Bukove, Compiler: Elaine Bukove, Gravitt Descendents, Unpublished genealogical report, without sources, prepared by Elaine Bukove for Robert L. Adams, page 2

Darrell Eugene Gravett1

M, #4113, b. 10 December 1927, d. May 1987
Last Edited22 January 2010

Parents

FatherClinton Bernard Gravett b. 9 August 1905, d. August 1982

Biography

BirthDarrell Eugene Gravett was born on 10 December 1927 in Davis County, Iowa.G1,2
DeathHe died in May 1987, at age 59.2

Citations

  1. [S725] Bernard and Pauline Johnson Gravett Family
  2. [S683] Social Security Administration Death Index, DARRELL GRAVETT

Rebecca Hawkins1,2

F, #4121, b. October 1852, d. 18 February 1906
Last Edited25 May 2018

Family: Jacob Hockersmith b. 1 April 1840, d. 8 November 1923

SonInfant Hockersmith b. 23 November 1874, d. 23 November 1874
SonRoland Hockersmith b. between 1875 and 1878
SonWilliam Rolen Hockersmith b. 12 December 1875, d. 26 November 1890
SonArthur Leslie Hockersmith+ b. 28 April 1878
DaughterRoxie Ann Hockersmith b. 20 July 1880, d. 20 August 1940

Biography

BirthRebecca Hawkins was born in October 1852 in Missouri.G3,4
MarriageShe and Jacob Hockersmith were married on 12 March 1874 in Boone County, Missouri.G1,2,5
DeathRebecca Hawkins died on 18 February 1906, at age 53, in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.GO1,6,2,4
BurialShe was buried in 1906 in West Grove Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa.G4
NameRebecca Hawkins was also known as Mrs. Rebecca Hawkings.
NameShe was also known as Mrs. Rebecca Hawkins.3
NameShe was also known as Rebecca Hockersmith.
NoteNAME: _DATE 22 APR 1874.5
Alt. BirthShe has conflicting birth information of 4 October 1852 and MissouriG.1,6
1905 Iowa State Census1905 Iowa State Census: 1905, in Fox River Township, Davis County, IowaGO.7

Citations

  1. [S737] Davis County Genealogical Society (Iowa), Davis County Iowa Cemeteries of West Grove Township, Record Number: R929.37779 D261, Page 19
  2. [S333] Editor: Robert T. Hockersmith, Hockensmith/Hockersmith Genealogy Forum V.1, No. 4
  3. [S36] GEDCOM File
  4. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, accessed 13 May 2018, Rebecca Hockersmith, 28763916.
  5. [S603] Marriage Register of Jacob Hawkersmith and Mrs. Rebecca Hawkings, Record Type: Marriage Register, Photocopy in possession of Robert L. Adams
  6. [S280] Davis Co., Iowa Cemetery Project, Url: http://showcase.netins.net/web/daviscoiacemeteries/, Last: Hockersmith First: Rebecca Middle: Birth: 10/4/1852 Death: 2/18/1906 Age: Comments: w/o Jacob Cemetery: West Grove
  7. [S550] 1905 Iowa Census, Household: Jacob Hockersmith, County: Davis, State: Iowa, Township: Fox River Township, Card numbers 512 and 513, Amanda Bell; born Mar., 1842; age 50; and, born in Missouri. The date of birth and age shown do not agree.

William Rolen Hockersmith1

M, #4122, b. 12 December 1875, d. 26 November 1890
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherJacob Hockersmith b. 1 April 1840, d. 8 November 1923
MotherRebecca Hawkins b. October 1852, d. 18 February 1906

Biography

BirthWilliam Rolen Hockersmith was born on 12 December 1875 in Davis County, Iowa.G1,2,3
DeathHe died on 26 November 1890, at age 14.1,2

Citations

  1. [S737] Davis County Genealogical Society (Iowa), Davis County Iowa Cemeteries of West Grove Township, Record Number: R929.37779 D261, Page 19
  2. [S280] Davis Co., Iowa Cemetery Project, Url: http://showcase.netins.net/web/daviscoiacemeteries/, Last: Hockersmith First: William Middle: Bolen Birth: 12/12/1875 Death: 11/26/1890 Age: Comments: s/o J. & R. Cemetery: West Grove
  3. [S333] Editor: Robert T. Hockersmith, Hockensmith/Hockersmith Genealogy Forum V.1, No. 4

Laura Matilda Clark1,2,3

F, #4123, b. 13 October 1840, d. 15 November 1911
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

Family: Francis Marion Hockersmith b. December 1836, d. 24 May 1910

DaughterCora Hockersmith b. 7 April 1870, d. 31 July 1949
SonCharles J. Hockersmith+ b. August 1871, d. 29 August 1945
SonMartin Luther Hockersmith+ b. 14 February 1873, d. 1927
SonThomas Jefferson Hockersmith b. 1 October 1875, d. 1946

Biography

BirthLaura Matilda Clark was born on 13 October 1840 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.G4,5,3
MarriageShe and Francis Marion Hockersmith were married.3
DeathLaura Matilda Clark died on 15 November 1911, at age 71, in West Grove, Davis County, Iowa.G3
HocD0005 Laura Hockersmith Obi
Alt. DeathShe has conflicting death information of 1912.1,5

Citations

  1. [S737] Davis County Genealogical Society (Iowa), Davis County Iowa Cemeteries of West Grove Township, Record Number: R929.37779 D261, Page 20
  2. [S36] GEDCOM File
  3. [S317] Davis County Republican: Mrs. F. M. Hockersmith, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa, Photocopy in possession of Robert L. Adams
  4. [S737] Davis County Genealogical Society (Iowa), Davis County Iowa Cemeteries of West Grove Township, Record Number: R929.37779 D261, Page 20. Shows only year of birth.
  5. [S280] Davis Co., Iowa Cemetery Project, Url: http://showcase.netins.net/web/daviscoiacemeteries/, Last: Hockersmith First: Laura Middle: M. Birth: 1840 Death: 1912 Age: Comments: w/o F. M. Cemetery: West Grove

Thomas Jefferson Hockersmith1

M, #4124, b. 1 October 1875, d. 1946
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherFrancis Marion Hockersmith b. December 1836, d. 24 May 1910
MotherLaura Matilda Clark b. 13 October 1840, d. 15 November 1911

Biography

BirthThomas Jefferson Hockersmith was born on 1 October 1875 in Iowa.GO2,3,4
MarriageHe and Elsie Williamson were married.5
DeathThomas Jefferson Hockersmith died in 1946, at age ~71.2,5,3
NameThomas Jefferson Hockersmith was also known as Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Hockersmith.5
ResidenceHe had a residence on 23 November 1911 in Davis County, IowaG.6
WWI Draft RegistrationWWI Draft Registration: 31 August 1918, in Bloomfield, Davis County, IowaG.1

Citations

  1. [S338] Compiler: Inc, MyFamily.com, WWI Draft Registrations, Url: http://www.ancestry.com, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,277 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S737] Davis County Genealogical Society (Iowa), Davis County Iowa Cemeteries of West Grove Township, Record Number: R929.37779 D261, Page 20
  3. [S280] Davis Co., Iowa Cemetery Project, Url: http://showcase.netins.net/web/daviscoiacemeteries/, Last: Hockersmith First: Jeff Middle: T. Birth: 1875 Death: 1946 Age: Comments: Cemetery: West Grove
  4. [S338] Compiler: Inc, MyFamily.com, WWI Draft Registrations, Url: http://www.ancestry.com, Date of Birth October i, 1875
  5. [S36] GEDCOM File
  6. [S317] Davis County Republican: Mrs. F. M. Hockersmith, Location: Bloomfield, Iowa, Photocopy in possession of Robert L. Adams

James Thomas Coons1

M, #4125, b. 2 August 1832, d. 23 April 1890
Last Edited25 May 2018

Biography

BirthJames Thomas Coons was born on 2 August 1832 in Indiana.GO2
MarriageHe and Lucy Ann Hockersmith were married on 30 March 1854 in Davis County, Iowa.G3,4,5
DeathJames Thomas Coons died on 23 April 1890, at age 57, in Davis County, Iowa.G6

Citations

  1. [S36] GEDCOM File
  2. [S331] Compiler: John N. McCue, Henderson Chronicles, Page 56 - Jas. Thos. Coons, b 2 Aug. 1832, Indiana.
  3. [S740] Hawkeye Heritage, Vol. XIII, Number 3, page 122 July 1978
  4. [S265] Davis Co., Iowa GenWeb, Url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadavis/davis.htm, James T. Coons and Lucy A. Hockersmith 30 Mar 1854
  5. [S331] Compiler: John N. McCue, Henderson Chronicles, Page 56 - Lucy Ann Hockersmith, m 30 March 1854 Jas. Thos. Coons.
  6. [S331] Compiler: John N. McCue, Henderson Chronicles, Page 56 - Jas. Thos. Coons, d 23 April 1890 Davis Co., Iowa.