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  • ID: I1494
  • Name: Angemima Ann Gemima Angie Anjemima WILLIAMS
  • Given Name: Angemima Ann Gemima Angie Anjemima
  • Surname: Williams
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: D3B9D9599EE741B99FDFEFD67E72BD719EDC
  • _FSFTID: 273W-LJL
  • Change Date: 16 MAY 2015
  • Note:
    2015may from Tom Childers - user633879 (at) aol.com
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    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/40214785/person/20401757733 
    1850 United States Federal Census
    Name: Ann Williams
    Age: 15
    Birth Year: abt 1835
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1850: District 2, Pendleton, Kentucky
    Gender: Female
    Family Number: 8
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elias Arnold 59
    Mary Arnold 45
    Rebecca Arnold 21
    Lithberry Arnold 13
    George Arnold 13
    Andrew Arnold 11
    Ann Williams 15 
    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Angemima Greathouse
    Age in 1860: 22
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: Pendleton, Kentucky
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Callensville
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Greathouse 39
    Angemima Greathouse 22
    Marietta Greathouse 3
    Leander S Greathouse 1  Mother's name: Caroline McCandless 
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Angie Greathouse
    Age in 1870: 32
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1870: Precinct 6, Pendleton, Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Elizabeth Town
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thos Greathouse 48
    Angie Greathouse 32
    Marietta Greathouse 13
    Sanders S Greathouse 11
    Flemming E Greathouse 4 
    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Aggie Greathouse
    Age: 44
    Birth Year: abt 1836
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1880: Clay, Hendricks, Indiana
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Thos. Greathouse
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Occupation: Keeps House
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thos. Greathouse 60
    Aggie Greathouse 44
    Lee S. Greathouse 21
    Fleming Greathouse 14 
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Angie Greathouse
    Age: 65
    Birth Date: Mar 1835
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1900: Pleasant Valley, Finney, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Thomas S Greathouse
    Marriage Year: 1855
    Years Married: 45
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother: number of living children: 3
    Mother: How many children: 3
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas S Greathouse 79
    Angie Greathouse 65
    Pl*Ing E Greathouse 34 
    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Angle Greathouse   [Angie Greathouse]
    Age in 1910: 74
    Birth Year: abt 1836
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1910: Pleasant Valley, Finney, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Mother
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Household Members: Name Age
    Fleming E Greathouse 44
    Maud Q Greathouse 22
    John E Greathouse 1 [1 11/12]
    Angle Greathouse 74
    Note: Angie is the birth mother of 3 children with 3 children still living.  TLC 
    Angemima Williams Greathouse
    Birth: Mar. 20, 1836
    Death: Jun. 29, 1917
    Spouse: Thomas Smith Greathouse (1820 - 1905)
    Children:
      John P. Greathouse (1863 - 1933)   [Note: I think this person is NOT a child of Angemima and Thomas]
      George Thomas Greathouse (1876 - 1957)  [Note: I think this person is NOT a child of Angemima and Thomas]
    Inscription: His Wife (refers to Thomas Greathouse)
    Burial: Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney, Kansas
    Plot: Weeks Zone, Lot 328, Space 1
    Created by: scrap
    Record added: Mar 28, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 13770446 
    http://www.greathousecousins.com/johncatharina/1844.htm
    ________________________________________________________________ 
    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Thomas Greathouse
    Age in 1860: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1821
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: Pendleton, Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Callensville
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Greathouse 39
    Angemima Greathouse 22
    Marietta Greathouse 3
    Leander S Greathouse 1 
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Thomas S Greathouse
    Age: 79
    Birth Date: Jun 1820
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1900: Pleasant Valley, Finney, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Angie Greathouse
    Marriage Year: 1855
    Years Married: 45
    Father's Birthplace: Maryland
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas S Greathouse 79
    Angie Greathouse 65
    Pl*Ing E Greathouse 34 
    Thomas Smith Greathouse
    Birth:  Jun. 25, 1820
    Death:  Feb. 23, 1905
    Spouse:  Angemima Williams Greathouse (1836 - 1917)
    Children:
      John P. Greathouse (1863 - 1933)
      George Thomas Greathouse (1876 - 1957)
    Note: Interred 2/28/1905
    Burial: Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney, Kansas
    Plot: Weeks Zone, Lot 328, Space 2
    Created by: scrap
    Record added: Mar 28, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 13770586  
    http://www.greathousecousins.com/johncatharina/1844.htm
       Tom  ;

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    SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION:
    "E. E. Barton Collection" Falmouth, Pendleton Co., KY Library;
    The Grassy Creek Road passed through land of Owen Williams and Martin Fugate;
    [Grassy Creek is on border of Pendleton Co KY & Grant Co. KY]
    Owen Williams' apparently probate began between March and April 1836
    US census 1820 [probably pendleton co KY] family #647 lists one daughter
    1800-1804, 2 additional daughters born 1810-1820,
    [note family group sheet lists birth date of oldest daughter "ca 1804/7 to 10"]
    first wife of owen williams apparently still alive in above 1820 us census ;

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    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=janemac40&id=I06861
    version of sept 2006;

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    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=janemac40&id=I05145
    version of 5 jan 2006;
    Arnold Ancestors, Descendants of George Pitt, online on Pendleton County, KY
    website.
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    1850 Pendleton Co., KY census, p. 646, Ancestry.com image 2: Elias Arnold 59,
    Mary 45, Rebecca 21, Tilberry 13, George 13, Andrew 11, Ann Williams 15.

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    GOOD: W.Forsythe posted the Childers sisters' compilation because those results
    were the most difficult ancestral linkages I've ever personally experienced
    someone discovering by perseverance. Most of their ancestors in the colonial
    south were so dirt poor that they never owned land; so the family linkages were
    discovered e.g. by stock brand records etc. of what ear notches meant the horse
    was owned by which poor farmer. I (Forsythe) wrote a colonial article in
    National Genealogical Society Quarterly 84 (1996): 182-199, but some of the
    Childers sisters' research is way beyond the family difficulties I ever faced;
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    If y'all want to ask more details about this compilation:
    The best way is to write to the postal mail addresses below,as long as they are
    able to correspond (after all, they did the research!) but you are welcome to
    email the " computerizer" of this database, Mr. Forsythe--and he'll try to
    convey your message to Mrs. Kunz or Mrs. Hanks.;
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    oct 2006 for now Forsythe just copies the general list of documentation sources
    listed in the Childers sisters' family publications (below)
    COMPILED BY VIRGINIA C. HANKS REVISED 2005
    SEEN IN kITTITAS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOC. LIBRARY 2006 ELLENSBURG WA;
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mrs. Hanks, 908 Seattle, Ellensburg WA 98926 has loads of
    documentation summarized by her:
    personal knowledge
    data told by Guy&Anna Childers, Sally Childers, Marie Williams, Frank Holznagel
    Lincoln and Spokane County [WA state] vital records and church records
    parish records of Silesia, Germany on microfilm at Family History Center,
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Scotland, Clark and Lewis County, Missouri vital records
    Census records of Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia
    U. S. Military records
    Nelson, Pendleton, Grant and Harrison Counties, Kentucky vital records
    Amherst, Albemarle, Greenbrier (now WV), and Kanawha (now WV), Virginia records
    Research done by Betty Jean Pfeifer, Ruth Weed, Roger Rickman, Pauline Foster,
    Evelyn Garrett, Terry England, Jean Rodgers, Carol Hudson, Helen Moore,
    Orville Paul Taylor, Eugene Dodge, Reta King and Mary Rouse
    research done by Paul Gilbert, Pat Searight, Joaseph Collins Oldham,
    Richard C. Stephenson, John B. Conrad, Lori Piercefield Fox, Lorlei K. Melke,
    John Wren, Ruth Rawlings, Jeanne Jackson, Donna Maxine Gilmer, Barbara McQueen,
    [Lena] Marie Williams and Paul Williams;

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    SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION:
    "E. E. Barton Collection" Falmouth, Pendleton Co., KY Library;
    The Grassy Creek Road passed through land of Owen Williams and Martin Fugate;
    [Grassy Creek is on border of Pendleton Co KY & Grant Co. KY]
    Owen Williams' apparently probate began between March and April 1836
    US census 1820 [probably pendleton co KY] family #647 lists one daughter
    1800-1804, 2 additional daughters born 1810-1820,
    [note family group sheet lists birth date of oldest daughter "ca 1804/7 to 10"]
    first wife of owen williams apparently still alive in above 1820 us census ;

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    GOOD: W.Forsythe posted the Childers sisters' compilation because those results
    were the most difficult ancestral linkages I've ever personally experienced
    someone discovering by perseverance. Most of their ancestors in the colonial
    south were so dirt poor that they never owned land; so the family linkages were
    discovered e.g. by stock brand records etc. of what ear notches meant the horse
    was owned by which poor farmer. I (Forsythe) wrote a colonial article in
    National Genealogical Society Quarterly 84 (1996): 182-199, but some of the
    Childers sisters' research is way beyond the family difficulties I ever faced;
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    If y'all want to ask more details about this compilation:
    The best way is to write to the postal mail addresses below,as long as they are
    able to correspond (after all, they did the research!) but you are welcome to
    email the " computerizer" of this database, Mr. Forsythe--and he'll try to
    convey your message to Mrs. Kunz or Mrs. Hanks.;
    -------------------------------------------
    oct 2006 for now Forsythe just copies the general list of documentation sources
    listed in the Childers sisters' family publications (below)
    COMPILED BY VIRGINIA C. HANKS REVISED 2005
    SEEN IN kITTITAS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOC. LIBRARY 2006 ELLENSBURG WA;
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    "JOHN KUNZ" (..."WAS BORN IN WAYNE COUNTY , NEW YORK ON FEBRUARY 2, 1851")
    is the closest that Mr. Forsythe can see to title of mrs. Kunz's publication;
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    For specific sources on the other shorter List of surnames below,
    contact Mrs. Kunz, 420 NW Blake, Wilbur WA 99185-9712;
    SHORTER LIST of Mrs. Kunz's surnames researched:
    KUNZ BADGER WETZEL BOYLE SOMERS SUMMERS GRAHAM BOYLE WEBER SCHERMER
    SYMMONDS LINSEY POWERS HOFFMAN;
    other people's databases at http://wc.rootsweb.com which touch on these
    families: databases in oct 2006 named gcrimmins , hallmarc rjhoffman , bryant ;
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    FOR more specific documentation on the LONGER LIST OF SURNAMES (listed below)
    CHILDERS, Holznagel Whalen Morgan Williams Finley Landrum
    Collins Jones Wren Loyd [Lloyd] Turner Pryor Goolsby (& less compiled names:)
    Schoonover Bonebrake Penney Troedel Waggoner Paine White Pence Reinolt
    [Rheinholt] McAndrew Shipp Wolf Craddock Zeuner Dale Willis Copeland Beinbrach
    Conrad Wright Little Hollister Lake Clemmon Dale Dodson Garnett Johnson Wright
    McCormack [McCormick] McNey Rider Southern Goad Plunkett Boulware Zumbach Haley
    Redmond Ramsey Hansford Cook Ward Hudson Tuberville Allen Lewis Simmonds Hill
    Smith Thornton Brooks Moser Howard Diskin Elliott Robinson Walker Meaders Davis
    Annen Bell Steptoe Collins Holliday Peachy Rufi Keyes Holladay Nichols Nevett
    Hauswirth Baylor:
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    Mrs. Hanks, 908 Seattle, Ellensburg WA 98926 has loads of
    documentation summarized by her:
    personal knowledge
    data told by Guy&Anna Childers, Sally Childers, Marie Williams, Frank Holznagel
    Lincoln and Spokane County [WA state] vital records and church records
    parish records of Silesia, Germany on microfilm at Family History Center,
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Scotland, Clark and Lewis County, Missouri vital records
    Census records of Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia
    U. S. Military records
    Nelson, Pendleton, Grant and Harrison Counties, Kentucky vital records
    Amherst, Albemarle, Greenbrier (now WV), and Kanawha (now WV), Virginia records
    Research done by Betty Jean Pfeifer, Ruth Weed, Roger Rickman, Pauline Foster,
    Evelyn Garrett, Terry England, Jean Rodgers, Carol Hudson, Helen Moore,
    Orville Paul Taylor, Eugene Dodge, Reta King and Mary Rouse
    Bourbon and Fayette County, Kentucky Deeds
    James City and Goochland County, Virginia deeds and tax lists
    History of Albemarle County, by Woods
    Orange County, Va records and genealogies by Brockman
    VA counties of Isle of Wight, King and Queen, King George, Essex,
    Westmoreland, Lancaster, Spotsylvania, Orange, Louisa, and Fairfax
    deeds, tax records, vital records
    The Sellers Letters, a newsletter by Sims
    The Virginia Genealogist, quarterly, edited by [John] Frederick Dorman
    Genealogy and History of Gouldsby, Goldsby, Goolsby and Bee, Vol. I,
    by Margarette Gouldsby-Goolsby Gaissert
    research done by Paul Gilbert, Pat Searight, Joaseph Collins Oldham,
    Richard C. Stephenson, John B. Conrad, Lori Piercefield Fox, Lorlei K. Melke,
    John Wren, Ruth Rawlings, Jeanne Jackson, Donna Maxine Gilmer, Barbara McQueen,
    Marie Williams and Paul Williams;

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    SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION:
    US CENSUS and pendleton co. and grant co. 1840/1850/1860 and marriage records
    Arnold articles in "Footsteps of the past" in Williamstown, Grant Co, KY
    newspaper;

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    most basic SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION:
    "E. E. Barton Collection" Falmouth, Pendleton Co., KY Library;
    The Grassy Creek Road passed through land of Owen Williams and Martin Fugate;
    [Grassy Creek is on border of Pendleton Co KY & Grant Co. KY]
    Owen Williams' apparently probate began between March and April 1836
    US census 1820 [probably pendleton co KY] family #647 lists one daughter
    1800-1804, 2 additional daughters born 1810-1820,
    [note family group sheet lists birth date of oldest daughter "ca 1804/7 to 10"]
    first wife of owen williams apparently still alive in above 1820 us census ;

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    additional Specific documentation:
    An Ellison/Allison Williams married Mary Johnston/Johnson
    19 feb 1801 -- one or two fo the children married Johnsons,
    probably Ancel Johnson's sisters
    (refers to above?)-information of B. f. Arnold, Falmouth, Pendleton Co. KY 1939
    1870 us census Pendleton Co KY--John K Williams 49, a carpenter, b. KY
    Nancy 47 Sarah 21 Charles S 19 Hiran 16 John A 14 Nancy J 10 Fanny 8 Mary E 7
    Carter 5 all born KY;
    On 1850 US census was John Williams 57 KY wife Sarah 35 William 14 Female 12
    Eliza 11 Juley E (female) 9, Robert 7 Elizabeth 5 John 3 Horace 1 ;
    1860 Grant Co KY US census John W. Williams 42 blacksmith, Lucetta 30 b. KY
    1850 US census John W age 34, Lucetta 37 (?);
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    Katherine Childers married William E Barker, Owen Williams security,
    Pendleton Co KY 3 July 1831 --william E Barker was son of __(blank)__ Barker;
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    road report Pendleton Co KY Aug. 1820, Grassy Creek road passes through lands
    of John H. Fugate, Edward [maybe same as Edwin?] B. Rule, Graham Wallace,
    John Wallace, Owen Williams, Martin Fugate,
    Book D , page 82 [Pendleton Co. KY surely,but does it apply to above or below?]
    Owen williams on jury 28 july 1820
    Pendleton Co. KY June 1839, John W. Williams appointed patroller in county;
    Martin Fugate signed as proof for license: Owen Williams & Polly childers 1823
    Martin Fugate was sheriff of Pendleton Co. 1825
    photocopy of record gives Edwin B. Rule as security
    --Edwin B. Rule owned land on Grassy Creek;
    --executor of estate of Samuel McMillan, deceased, deeded land of McMillan
    estate in Pendleton Co. KY to Edw. B. Rule.;
    --Edward B. Rule married Mary/Polly Eastin, daughter of Achilles and Eleanor
    Eastin; Achilles died before June 1799 Pendleton Co. KY, And Elanor married
    William Owens, whom the clerk wrote as both Owens and Owings;
    --other chioldren of Achilles Eastin were William, Thomas, Susannah who married
    Joseph J. Johnson, Margaret who married William Shannon, and Griffin;
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    1870 Pendleton Co. KY [US census] Joseph Williams 54 KY, Sarah D 30 VA
    William C 17 KY, Susan 9 IN [Indiana], Alice 5 KY, Sarah 2 KY, Robert 3mos KY;
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    The Commonwealth vs. Owen Williams, breach of peace, Nov. 1831 Book H: 63-66;
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    Estate of Owen Williams, administrator John H Williams, securities John
    Childers, Robert Makemson, appraisers D. S. Clarkson + John Myers +
    B. F. Fugate + Jonathan Callen, 3 Sept 1837 Book I: page 44;

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    2015May from Tom Childers - user633879 (at) aol.com
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    Kentucky, Birth Records, 1852-1910
    Name: Levender S Gratehouse   [Leander S. Gratehouse]
    Birth Date: 6 Dec 1858
    Birth County: Pendleton
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Father's name: Tho S Gratehouse
    Mother's name: Caroline Mccandless
    Note: the parents do not correctly match up on the handwritten page.  The correct mother is written as Angeline Williams.
     Lee S. Greathouse
    One of the most attractive and prosperous sections of Western Kansas is Pleasant Valley Township of Finney County.  Its history as the home of permanent settlers covers hardly more than thirty years and of the chief families who can claim to have participated in the development of these three decades none has been more prominent than the Greathouse.  Much of the real and important history of the locality can be told incidental to the career of Mr.  Lee S.  Greathouse, who has spent the successful portion of his Kansas career in the vicinity of Terryton. It was in March, 1886, that the Greathouse family came to Finney County.  There were several families in the colony that located in Pleasant Valley Township that year, and Lee Greathouse's parents were leaders among those "who pitched their tents" and expressed their confidence in the far West.  Lee Greathouse brought with him in an emigrant car a plug horse, a scrub mule, a filley and three heifers.  He also brought along a house already framed, and a small barn.  These he erected on the northwest quarter of section 9, township 22, range 32, his homestead.  That was the scene of his maiden activities on the frontier.  His cash capital was so short that he was obliged to borrow money to pay his freight bill before he could unload his car.  Thus he started his Kansas career in debt.  Another financial obligation was incurred when he commuted his claim and secured his patent from the Government.  In the exercise of his right to the public domain he proved up a timber claim in Scott County. For many years Iowa had been the home of the Greathouse family.  That was and is a magnificent corn growing country.  Mr. Greathouse's success in growing corn on the sod the first year he came to Kansas encouraged him, like others, to believe that this staple would flourish in Western Kansas.  The next year he planted corn even more extensively, but the season was dry and the stalks dried up.  The next year and the next were also years of little moisture, and the Greathouses had to figure closely how they would manage to live and still keep their interests in Kansas. About that time Lee S. Greathouse acquired a tract of land in Iowa and decided to occupy it as a means contributing to the support of his father's household in Kansas.  The father remained in charge in Kansas, while the son spent nine more years in Iowa, making periodical trips back to Kansas.  During that time he witnessed the harvesting of some splendid crops, a matter which encouraged him eventually to return.  The crop of 1892 produced twenty-five bushels of wheat to the acre, and the Greathouses had a large acreage that year.  To many settlers who remained this famous crop proved both a blessing and a disaster.  It encouraged them to continue sowing wheat until they were reduced to poverty, so many droughts having followed each other in succession. Lee Greathouse fortunately was not snared by this profligacy of nature into pinning his faith to grain at the beginning of his second and permanent connection with Kansas.  He chose the stock route to success, depending upon his soil to produce enough feed for the winter, while the free grazing of the wide expanse of everybody's pasture for stock food was sufficient in summer.  It was a wise choice, since his combination of mixed farming and stock has so prospered him that his land domain has been widened and extended and for years he has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most successful and influential stock men of the country.  His horses of the Percheron strain have been bred up to a grade pronounced by an expert to be the finest class in this region.  With cattle he has crossed the White Face with the Shorthorn and has thus developed a beef animal unequaled by any other with which his experience has acquainted him. Mr. Greathouse's ranch embraces eleven quarter sections.  Nine of these were added by purchase at from $75 to $750 a quarter.  His location is in the shallow water field and his supply of pure water at a depth of thirty feet is sufficient to slake the summer thirst of all the stock within reach of his wells.  Pasture shade is the only essential lacking to make his locality the ideal one for grazing, and this feature might be supplied by giving more attention to tree planting on the banks of ponds filled from wells where windmills stand wide open to the breeze. As everyone knows the prevailing season in this section of Kansas is dry.  While it is therefore unfavorable for grain, some splendid crops have been harvested.  Wheat at twenty-six bushels, barley at forty-four, and corn at thirty bushels to the acre are not unknown to the settlers who had such crops in the ground when these prolific years came along. The Greathouses settled in Finney County during the rush of emigrants from everywhere to find free homes in this region.  Within a year after they came almost every section in Pleasant Valley Township was occupied by three families.  The township was twelve miles square.  Schoolhouses were hurriedly built, school districts multiplied, churches were organized, Sabbath schools and literary societies provided for the benefit of the young and other community matters common to old established sections came into being during the brief prosperity of population this country enjoyed.  Three years of drought acted like an evaporator upon the locality.  The population fled almost as suddenly as it came.  The "stayers" bought up the schoolhouses and residences left behind and used the fields for pasture where they did not cultivate them.  There was a gradual shrinkage until fewer than fifty people resided in the Pleasant Valley proper, while not more than 100 occupied the 144 sections comprising the township's area.  During these years Mr. Greathouse took a turn at being trustee of the township and also as a member of the board of Silver Dale School. Lee S. Greathouse was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, December 4, 1858.  In 1871, when he was thirteen, the family moved to Putnam County, Indiana.  His education came chiefly from the common schools there.  He learned farming under a painstaking father.  His chief occupation about the time he became a man was as a teamster, and at one time he showed signs of becoming a professional mule driver.  When the family moved out to Wayne County, Iowa, in the fall of 1881 he became more closely connected with farming and stock raising, but had achieved only slight success in the accumulation of goods and chattels prior to his advent to Kansas. The people of Finney County will appreciate a tribute to some of the qualities and activities of his honored father, the late Thomas S.  Greathouse, who, as above noted, was a settler and homesteader in Finney County the year following his son.  Thomas S. Greathouse was born in Warren County, Kentucky, in 1820.  He was a man of splendid influence and accomplishment wherever he lived.  As a boy he exhibited extraordinary musical talent.  His accomplishments as a singer brought him a wide fame, and he was also known for his industry as a farmer and his church work as a local preacher.  His musical talent was encouraged and trained, and he taught vocal music for many years, continuing active until past sixty years of age.  During the rebellion he sang among the camps of Confederate soldiers, voicing the national airs of the Union and other favorite strains of Yankee music expressive of his own sentiments upon the issues of the war.  None the less he was unmolested in his person, and was applauded for the splendid talent he possessed and the entertainment he furnished.  In physique Thomas S. Greathouse was large and strong and had the endurance of a man of iron.  Many stories are told of his physical prowess.  He especially excelled in swinging the old fashioned grain cradle.  While he lived in Indiana he was challenged to a test with the cradle by a young fellow of twenty-eight.  This challenger clapped his hands and smacked his chops at the idea of meeting such a snap as "Uncle Tommy" would prove to be.  When the race was on and not yet near the end, Mr. Greathouse leading, the youngster called to him and declared there was something wrong with him, his tobacco didn't taste good.  Without pausing in the steady swing of the cradle Uncle Tommy replied "Yes, I know what is the matter with you, this exercise is too violent and you need a rest."  He advised the young man to get under a bush nearby and recuperate.  Then the veteran with the cradle went on at the same champion lick he had established and finished the day with his competitor following several laps behind.  Thomas Greathouse retained perfect health until an attack of paralysis, which caused his death.  He was a noted pedestrian.  When past eighty-four he harrowed on foot and sowed a seventy acre field of wheat which harvested twenty-six bushels to the acre the year he died.  His good and useful career came to a close in 1905.  Among other lines of activities and responsibilities which he carried were those of preaching as a Missionary Baptist local minister.  He knew his Bible and could quote long chapters of it from memory.  Both he and his sons were republicans.  Thomas S. Greathouse married Anjemima Williams, daughter of Owen Williams, of Pendleton County, Kentucky.  She died June 29, 1917.  Their children were: Mrs.  F. M. Smith, of Fresno, California; Lee S.; and Flem E., of Pleasant Valley Township.  In their family circle Thomas S. Greathouse and wife were the first to die.  Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are all still living. January 28, 1886, in Wayne County, Iowa, Lee S. Greathouse married Miss Stella Wood.  Her father, Jeremiah Wood, went to Iowa from Ohio.  The maiden name of his wife was Eliza Holderbaum.  In the Wood family the children were Miss Mary Wood; Isaac M., of Nebraska; Mrs. Greathouse was born January 7, 1865, in Wayne County, Iowa; and Clarence, of that county.  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Greathouse have five children.  Rolland, a farmer near his father's place, married Mrs.  Ida Clark and their children are Lawrence, Isabel and Clark.  Ralph, who carried the active responsibilities of his father's ranch until his call to Camp Funston in August, 1918, is the second son.  Mabel, the oldest daughter, is now the wife of P. A. Lindner, of Finney County.  Olive married I. S. Ruth, of Scott City, Kansas, and they have two children, Ira Sankey and George Leander.  Helen is the wife of John Craig, of Finney County.  Mr. and Mrs. Greathouse are active Baptists, and he has served as superintendent of the Sabbath school.  He and his wife are also members of the Yeomen Order.
    Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.
    http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/1919ks/g/greathls.html
     Leander Smith Greathouse
    Birth:  Dec. 4, 1858
    Death:  Feb. 17, 1933
    Inscription: Father
    Burial: Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney, Kansas
    Plot: Weeks Zone, Lot 328, Space 4
    Created by: scrap
    Record added: Mar 28, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 13770520  Tom  ;
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  • Birth: 20 MAR 1836 in of Grassy Creek, Pendleton, KY, or 20 march 1836
  • Death: 29 JUN 1917 in Pleasant Valley Twp, Finney, Kansas, United States
  • Burial: ABT JUL 1917 Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States
  • Christening: 1880 us census, Hendricks, Indiana



    Father: Owen (a farmer) WILLIAMS b: ABT 1775 in not ca27Oct1769?, Loudon a guess?, VA, not:1795OwenofWV c: in Baptist, Pendleton, KY, 1820 us census
    Mother: Mary Polly Susan Ann Anne CHILDERS b: ABT DEC 1805 in of, Pendleton, KY, Susan? Ann Anne?

    Marriage 1 Thomas Smith Rev. GREATHOUSE b: 25 JUN 1820 in Warren, Kentucky, 1880HendriksCoIN
    • Married: 10 DEC 1854 in or 12 Oct 1854, Pendleton, KY
    Children
    1. Has Children Marietta Mollie GREATHOUSE b: 4 NOV 1856 in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States
    2. Has Children Leander Smith Lee Sanders (Mar 1886 to Finney Co KS) GREATHOUSE b: 4 DEC 1858 in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States
    3. Has Children Fleming Elsworth Flem GREATHOUSE b: 1 DEC 1865 in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

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