Wells Family Genealogy

The study of my Family Tree

June 17, 2010 June 17, 2010

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Today I noticed the little area that tells you what people googled to get my blog.  Here are some of the odder examples: victorian prison cells ,sears and roebuck catalog 1840’s west wagon.  I’m thinking they were disappointed. 

So today I found 3 new cemeteries.  These are for folks that  are offshoots of the Stillman side of the family.  One in Nebraska, a whole new state for my list.  So here are today’s CEMETERIES OF THE DAY.

Hillside Cemetery, North Loup, NE  (Valley Co.) 

Worth, Catherine “Katie” Stillman (Mar 8, 1800 – Nov 24, 1893) 2nd Cousin 4Xs Removed   (Catherine is the daughter of Jesse Stillman & Esther Maxson who are in the Stillman Village Cem, Petersburg, NY)

“The Loyalist”; North Loup, Nebraska; Thursday, November 30, 1893, p 4………Katie (Stillman) Worth, daughter of Jessie and Angeline Stillman, was born at Richburg, N. Y. on March 8, 1800 and died at the home of her son-in-law, A. J. Davis, in North Loup, Nebraska, November 24th, 1893, aged 93 years, 8 months and 16 days.  Her husband, Walter Worth, died near De Ruyter, New York, in 1864. After the death of her son Jesse about 15 years ago, she has made her home with her daughter, whose death so closely preceded her own. Interment took place at the North Loup cemetery on Saturday, funeral services at which Rev. Hurley officiated, taking place at the Baptist church at the usual service hour.  The relatives of the deceased have the deep sympathy of the entire community in their deep affliction. Mrs. Worth, whose serene and peaceful existence was extended to almost a century, has been remarkable vigorous for one of her years, and has maintained a cheerfulness that has almost been the envy of her juniors. Her daughter has endeared herself to a wide circle of warm friends who will find her vacant place most difficult to fill.

Davis, Esther Stillman Worth  (Mar 13, 1835 – Nov 22, 1893 ) 3rd Cousin 3Xs Removed  (Esther is the daughter of Catherine Stillman and Walter F. Worth)

“The North Loup Loyalist”, North Loup, Nebraska, Thursday, Nov. 30, 1893, p 4…….Esther S. (Worth) Davis, whose death occurred on Wednesday of last week, was the daughter of Walter and Katie Worth, and was born in Madison county, N. Y., on March 13, 1835, and died at North Loup, Nebraska, Nov. 22, 1893, aged 58 years, 8 mo’s and 9 days.  During her school life at the De Ruyter Institute she was converted and baptized by Eld. Irish.  In 1855 she, with her sister and brother-in-law, moved to Iowa, where she became acquainted with A. J. Davis, and they were united in marriage on Oct 25, 1857.  For a number of years they resided at Welton, Iowa, where the deceased was faithful, earnest and active as a christian worker.  About twenty years ago she, with her husband and children, removed to North Loup, where they have since lived.

Davis, Adoniram Judson   (Dec 21, 1829 – Feb 25, 1906 ) h/o Esther S. Worth

“The North Loup Loyalist”, North Loup, Nebraska, Friday, March 2, 1906, p 4…..At the Norfolk Hospital, Feb. 25, 1906, comforted by the presence of his grandson, Otto R. Hill, Adonirum Judson Davis in the 78th year of his age. His funeral and burial took place at North Loup, his permanent home for the last 33 years, on Tuesday Feb. 27. The funeral services were held at the S. D. B. church of which he was a member, Rev. Fox of the M. E. church officiating. Only two children survive him, Dr. W. L., of Lincoln and Mrs. Eva Hill of this place, both of whom with their families were present at the funeral.  Mr. Davis was born in West Virginia in which state he spent his boyhood days. He lived for a time in Ohio and in Iowa coming to this place from Welton, Iowa, among the first of the S. D. B. people. He was always an active, energetic man and was greatly interested in public affairs, and was closely identified with all the interests of North Loup till his health failed him last summer. He carried the mails from the depot to the post office from the time the railroad began carrying it until he was compelled last August, to resign on account of ill health. There has been no one else who has ever lived here who was a more familiar figure than “Jud” as he was called by everyone. In his younger days he was an active worker in the S. D. B. church of which he was a member, and for a good many years acted as chorister. Before his mind failed him he again identified himself with his church, and was reinstated to full membership. Thus another old settler has gone and has left only a memory of good things conscientiously done.

Hill, Eva Elfreda Davis   ( May 13, 1859 – Jan 7, 1938)  4th Cousin 2Xs Removed

“The Sabbath Recorder”, Vol 124, No 6, p 96, Feb. 7, 1938…..Eva Elfrida Davis Hill, oldest daughter of A. Judson and Esther Worth Davis, was born in Welton, Iowa, May 13, 1859, and died at North Loup, Neb., January 7, 1938.  In 1874, she came with her parents to the North Loup settlement, where January 1, 1876, she was married to Castello W. Hill. To them were born three sons: Claude L., Otto R., and Judson V. Her one great passion in life was music. Though denied training, she had a wonderful voice which she used freely and joyously. For several years she used this gift as a singing evangelist. Music was her comfort and rest. Many did not know that when her heart was nearest breaking her singing was the best. While young she united with the Welton Church, later transferring her membership to North Loup. She was devoted to her family. Many years were devoted to being chorister, Sabbath school teacher, and other church work. Her cheerful, cordial, and helpful disposition won her friends everywhere. Besides the sons there are left to mourn her going nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one brother, Dr. Walter L. Davis. – From “The North Loup Loyalist”.

Hill, Castello Welcome  (May 16, 1852 – Aug 5, 1933 ) h/o Eva E. Davis

“The Sabbath Recorder”, Vol 115, No 11, p 262, Oct. 30, 1933…..Castello Welcome, youngest son of Varnum and Lavina Cheesborough Hill, was born in Albion, Wis., May 16, 1852, and passed away at Ingleside, Neb., August 5, 1933.  While he was a boy his parents moved to a place near Dakota, Waushara County, Wis. They became a part of the Seventh Day Baptist group there.   About 1874 Mr. Hill came to Nebraska and soon homesteaded. On January 1, 1876, he was united in marriage with Eva Davis by Elder Oscar Babcock. To this union were born three sons: Claude, Otto, and Jud. Mr. and Mrs. Hill experienced the rigors and privations of pioneer life. They shared willingly and joyously these hardships as they built their home in a new land.   Brother Hill was highly respected by his neighbors and friends. Honesty was one of his cardinal virtues. He was good-natured and kind. Early in life he became a Christian, was baptized and joined the church. At the time of his passing he was a member of the North Loup Seventh Day Baptist Church.  Mr. Hill is the last of his immediate family of three brothers and one sister. There survive, besides his widow and his three sons, a half brother living in Burnam, Wis., eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Farewell services were conducted by Pastor Hurley S. Warren from the A. H. Babcock home. Interment was in the North Loup Cemetery. H. S. W.

Farina Cemetery, Farina, IL (Fayette Co.)

Hill, Claude Lawrence   (Apr 24, 1878 – Mar 11, 1953) 5th Cousin 1X Removed   (Claude is the son of Castello W. Hill and Eva Elfrida Davis who are in Hillside Cemetery, North Loup, NE.  His wife     Cora May Brace is also buried there)

Johnstown Center Cemetery, Johnstown Township, WI (Rock Co.)

Hill, Rev. Carroll Leigh  (Jan 14, 1902 – May 5, 1981 )   6th Cousin

Hill, Harriet Emmeline Belland ( Mar 16, 1904 – Nov 29, 1995  )w/o Carroll L. Hill


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