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  • ID: I19545
  • Name: Mary Emma (called Emma) WATERMAN
  • Given Name: Mary Emma (called Emma)
  • Surname: Waterman
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: 2EECDCC4F1DE47E092F86829CC6DCF66393C
  • _FSFTID: L2QV-LKG
  • Change Date: 19 DEC 2016
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    2016Dec from Ella Buzzard - ejbuzz(at) ckt.net 
    This e-mail is very interestingas Lettie is my great-grandmother?s half sister and she married mygreat-grandfather
    twice and divorced him twice andthen took back the name of her first husband.  I have always wondered whoher father was
    but haven?t found anything toprove it other than I know she was born in Adams County, Illinois.  I haveher obituary at home
    plus information on Sarah JaneBanks and her parents.  Sarah Jane Banks and John Waterman are mygreat-great grandparents.
    The record from the funeral homein Walnut gives Lettie?s father?s name as J. W. Waterman, but as you havediscovered that is not
    possible if you study thecensuses.  Also John Waterman  and Sarah Banks were married inBourbon County, Kansas a few years
    after Lettie was born. 
     
    If you are trying to find thisinformation for someone else, please forward my e-mail address to them. My e-mail address is
    ejbuzz (at) ckt.net. I will be glad to share any information I have on the Banks and Watermanfamilies.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Ella Buzzard
    Crawford County KansasGenealogical Society Volunteer


    2016Dec from Tom Childers - user633879 (at) aol.com
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    Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911
    Name John Waterman
    Event Type Marriage
    Event Date 11 Jan 1863
    Event Place Bourbon, Kansas
    Gender Male
    Spouse's Name Sarah Banks
    Spouse's Gender Female
    GS Film Number 001434854
    Digital Folder Number 004858015
    Image Number 00140
    Note: the marriage was recorded on the 15th
     
     
    Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
    Name: Sarah Jane Waterman
    Gender: Female
    Spouse Name: John Baker
    Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1863
    Marriage County: De Kalb
    Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Recordslocated at Sycamore, IL.
     
     
    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Name: Sarah Helton
    Gender: Female
    Marriage Date: 2 Mar 1865
    Marriage Place: Grainger, Tennessee
    Spouse: John Helton
     
    _________________________________________________________
     
    <b>Letitia
    </b> 
    Question: where is Letitia in the 1860 census?
     
     
    Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
    Name: Letia Banks
    Census Date: 25 Oct 1865
    Residence County: Bourbon
    Residence State: Kansas
    Locality: The Eight Mile Strip
    Birth Place: Illinois
    Family Number: 14
    Gender: Female
    Age: 9
    Birth Year: abt 1856
    Household Member(s): Name Age
    Thomas Banks 24   [brother to Sarah Banks]
    Sarah Banks 29
    Letia Banks 9
    M C Banks 1
    D B Cronick 12
     
     
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Letitia Waterman
    Age in 1870: 12
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Crawford, Crawford, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Girard
    Household Members: Name Age
    John W Hilton 28
    Sarah J Hilton 32
    Rosa A Hilton 3
    Letitia Waterman 12
    Mary E Waterman 6
     
     
    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Letta Smith
    Age: 22
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1880: Baker, Crawford, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Samuel Smith
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Occupation: Keeping House
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Smith 30
    Letta Smith 22
    Jessie Smith 6
     
     
    Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
    Name: Letta A Smith
    Census Date: 1 Mar 1895
    Residence County: Crawford
    Residence State: Kansas
    Locality: Walnut
    Birth Place: Illinois
    Family Number: 2
    Gender: Female
    Age: 37
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Race: White
    Household Member(s): Name Age
    C H Koester 41
    Kane Koester 32
    Annie Koester 12
    Jacob Koester 14
    Katie Koester 9
    Amanda Koester 3
    Henry Koester 1
    S D Smith 45
    Letta A Smith 37
    Jesse Smith 20
    Ethel Smith 7
     
     
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Lettie A Smith
    Age: 42
    Birth Date: Nov 1857
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1900: Walnut, Crawford, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Samuel D Smith
    Marriage Year: 1873
    Years Married: 27
    Father's Birthplace: Illinois
    Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
    Mother: number of living children: 3
    Mother: How many children: 4
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel D Smith 50
    Lettie A Smith 42
    Jesse L Smith 25
    Ethel J Smith 11
    Veril Smith 3
    Albert Gunnell 14
     
     
    Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
    Name: Lettia A Smith
    Census Date: 1 Mar 1905
    Residence County: Crawford
    Residence State: Kansas
    Locality: Walnut
    Birth Place: Illinois
    Family Number: 55
    Gender: Female
    Age: 48
    Birth Year: abt 1857
    Race: White
    Household Member(s): Name Age
    S D Smith 55
    Lettia A Smith 48
    Ethel Smith 16
    Verl Smith 8
    Thomas Sealey 58
     
     
    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Lettia A Smith   [Lettie A Smith] 
    Age in 1910: 52
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1910: Walnut, Crawford, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Saml D Smith
    Father's Birthplace: Illinois
    Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
    Native Tongue: English
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Years Married: 36
    Number of Children Born: 4
    Number of Children Living: 3
    Household Members: Name Age
    Saml D Smith 60
    Lettia A Smith 52
    Ethel J Smith 21
    C Vel Smith 13
     
     
    1920 United States Federal Census
    Name: Lettie A Davis
    Age: 63
    Birth Year: abt 1857
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1920: Walnut, Crawford, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: J A Davis
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Household Members: Name Age
    J A Davis 63
    Lettie A Davis 63
    Stephen A Davis 19
    Note: it appears to me that Lettie is the sister of Mary EmmaWaterman.  Stephen A. Davis is the youngest son of her sister Mary EmmaWaterman and Joseph A. Davis
     
     
    1930 United States Federal Census
    Name: Lettie A Smith
    Birth Year: abt 1857
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Relation to Head of House: Mother
    Home in 1930: Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas
    House Number in Cities or Towns: Apr 19
    Dwelling Number: 19
    Family Number: 133
    Age at First Marriage: 14
    Attended School: No
    Able to Read and Write: Yes
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jesse Smith 55
    Agnes Smith 49
    Lettie A Smith 73
    Dave Smith 23
    Vernon Smith 21
     
     
    Lettie A Smith
    Birth: 1857
    Death: 1936
    Spouse: Samuel Davenport Smith (1850 - 1914)
    Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Walnut, Crawford, Kansas
    Created by: David Woody
    Record added: Aug 31, 2011 
    Find A Grave Memorial# 75758409
     
     
    So, I guess we are back to several alternativesbecause Letitia was born before any of the existing marriages.  And,she always indicates she was born in Illinois.  I keep thinking Sarah JaneBanks had a relationship with some other man before she left Illinois forKansas.  I just cannot find it, nor can others that I ran across. Sarah was old enough to have a relationship.
     
    I looked at the handwritten paper with lots of names, places, etc. In red it says John Baker married Sarah in 1856, then Letitia 1957. Well, the marriage record above shows a different marriage date. The person who created that piece of paper is a global thinker, ratherthan a linear thinker.  :)
     
    At this time I suspect that an obituary for Letitia may be theonly way to find the answer.  However, I see only one person performinglookups in Crawford County, Kansas, and she offers to lookup cemetery records.
     
     
    Does your Genealogy Society have a reciprocal lookup orinformation sharing relationship with others across the country?  If so,here is who I would ask:
     
    Crawford County Genealogy Library
    308 North Walnut
    Pittsburg, Kansas. 66762
    PH: 620-230-5558
    Operating Hours: Monday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday thruFriday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    E-mail: genealogy@pplonline.org
     
     
    Tom
  • Birth: 25 OCT 1863 in Ft Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States
  • Residence: 1880 Baker Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States
  • Death: 13 OCT 1913 in Iantha, Barton, Missouri, United States



    Father: John A (sent to Leavenworth prison 1898) WATERMAN b: 18 FEB 1834 in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
    Mother: Sarah Jane (1870 Crawford Co KS) BANKS b: DEC 1837 in Adams, Illinois, United States

    Marriage 1 Joseph Arbanner DAVIS b: MAY 1856 in Hillboro, Fountain, Indiana, United States
    • Married: 23 DEC 1880 in Crawford County, Kansas
    Children
    1. Has Children Josie Almina DAVIS b: OCT 1884 in Crawford, Kansas, United States
    2. Has Children Osa Rosetta Ossa DAVIS b: 5 JAN 1887 in Crawford County, Kansas
    3. Has Children Hugh John DAVIS b: 17 FEB 1889 in Crawford County, Kansas, United States
    4. Has Children Essie Lavere DAVIS b: 19 OCT 1891 in Crawford, Kansas, United States
    5. Has No Children Isabell Lizzie DAVIS b: 26 JUL 1894 in Oklahoma, United States
    6. Has No Children Iva Sarah DAVIS b: SEP 1897 in Crawford, Kansas, United States
    7. Has No Children Stephen A DAVIS b: 10 OCT 1900 in Crawford, Kansas, United States
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