Saturday, December 26, 2009

Introduction

This is a compilation of the information I have gathered on the descendants of Alfred Brunson KEPHART. I have included a little on his forefathers, but so far have not proven any records beyond the marriage of his grandfather, Henry Kephart, Jr. in 1794 at Lancaster, PA. The information concerning Henry, Sr. and Johan Georg Kephart is probably not correct. A descendant of Alfred Kephart's uncle Conrad is also working on trying to prove the line, so maybe between the two of us we will figure it out. However, there are many, many Kepharts, Gebharts, Capeharts, some related, some not; so it is a difficult process.

My research of the KEPHART family probably began in 1976 or 1977 when I inquired of the owner of the Kephart Music Store in Decorah, IA if he had ever done any research on his Kepharts. He hadn't but his sister had, so he gave me her address. I haven't found that we are related, but I was hooked on finding out as much as I could. About a year or two later I received a manuscript of the Kephart family history and I was on my way.

That manuscript I have typed and it is the first two pages of this booklet. I made no corrections in the information, though there are some errors, but the typing errors are all mine.

Towards the back of the booklet I have included some of the Civil War records of Alfred Brunson Kephart who served in Company H, 21st Iowa Infantry regiment from 1862 to 1865. I include a map of his travels, and also a copy of a letter which he wrote to his mother - you will note that it is dated 19 April 1865, but he apparently hadn't heard the war had ended or that President Lincoln had been assassinated for he didn't mention either fact.

I have included as much information as I have on each of the children of Alfred Brunson Kephart. Please let me know of any errors or omissions. I will try to continue to collect the information which I do not have, but not everybody is as interested in it as I am so some of my requests go unanswered. To those of you who have returned the information I have asked for, I thank you. Especially helpful over the years was my dad's Aunt Mae Rost who gave me much information, loaned me pictures so I could make copies and generally encouraged me.

Verla A. Williams
4333 Pine Ridge Trail NE
Iowa City, IA 52240.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ancestors of Alfred Brunson KEPHART (1842-1921)


Pedigree Chart. Alfred Brunson KEPHART (1842-1921).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

KEPHART Family History

By Francis Marion Armstrong

The genealogy of this branch of the Kephart family dates back to the emigrant parent, John George Kephart, born about 1720, arrived in Philadelphia, October 21, 1754 on the ship, Ban[n]ister, (Record of arrival, Penn. Archives, Vol. 17, Second Series) whose home appears to have been in the southern part of Germany, in [the] political division of Freyburg in Odenwald, or the timber district not far from Swiss border.

His wife's name was Elizabeth. They lived in Berks County near Reading, PA. Their children so far as known were Adam, Daniel, Henry, Caleb, and John.

The man Henry was born about 1747 which indicates he was foreign born. His wife's name is not known. They were thought to have lived in Lancaster Co., PA where a couple of his boys were born. The father, Henry Kephart, died when these boys were six or eight years old.

One of the boys named Henry Kephart, Jr. was a direct parent of the following Kephart family and grandfather of the biographer [James Kephart].

The second boy, brother to Henry Kephart, Jr. was named Caleb. His wife's name was Bennett [Peninnah Benner] - they had three boys, Philip, Mulland and Benner. They lived in the vicinity of Reading, PA.

Henry Kephart Jr. was born in 1771. His wife's name was Elizabeth Epley, daughter of Conrad Epley of Chester Co., PA. He lived for several years with his family in Plum Forge near Phillipsburg, PA. There were seven boys and eleven girls in the family. The biography of these boys and four of the girls are given here, all that is known of them, all natives of PA.

Henry Kephart, Jr. came to Dubuque, Iowa, presumably with his son Naugle Kephart or his son-in-law Richard Plum, husband of Catherine in 1838 where he remained until his death.

The wife and mother, Elizabeth Epley Kephart, died in the home of her son, Jacob, in Dubuque Co. either in 1849 or 1850. They were all buried in Dubuque, but later moved to the M. E. Cemetery at Cottage Hill about thirty miles west of Dubuque on what in early days was known as the Dubuque and Colesburg road.

The record of the family of girls:

Mary Ann - unmarried, died in Dubuque and was buried with her parents.

Sarah - married William Hammond of Holidaysburg, PA, was born 1811.

Catherine - thought to have been born near Philipsburg, PA. Became [the] wife of Richard Plum, who was born in North Wales in 1811. He enlisted in Sept. 1862 in the 37th Graybeards Iowa Infantry [and] was discharged April 28, 1864. Catherine died in Dubuque Co., March 6, 1900. One son, Edward O. Plum, became a doctor. He was a soldier in [the] 6th Iowa Cavalry. He died in Chicago in 1915.

Of the family of boys:

Conrad - was born in Lancaster, PA, 1795, [and] baptized December 10, 1795 in St. James Church. His wife's name was Rebecca. They moved to Dubuque in 1849 and lived on a farm twenty-five miles west of Dubuque, in what was known as Cottage Hill. They raised a numerous family of boys and girls. Two of the boys, Jacob and Conrad served in the Union Army, 21st Iowa Infantry. Conrad was killed in May 1863 during the battle of Vicksburg.

Henry G. - was born in Huntingdon Co., PA in 1804 at a place known as Barre Forge. He married Margaret Burdine. They came to Dubuque, Iowa in 1849. He was a blacksmith. He built a home and shop on [the] main road between Dubuque and Colesburg on what is known as Bald Ridge a few miles north of Cottage Hill Church. They raised a family of eight boys and one girl. Three of these boys served in Union Army during War of the Rebellion - William and John in [the] 5th Iowa Cavalry. John was wounded at Gravely Springs near Muscle Shoals. Caleb was killed at New Orleans July 28, 1864. Henry’s wife died in 1862 and was buried in [the] Cottage Hill Cemetery. In later years Henry lived with his son in Clarksville, Iowa where he died at a very great age. It was said he lived more than a hundred years. He worked at the blacksmith forge for over 70 years and is buried in Clarksville, IA.

Caleb - twin brother to Henry G. His wife's name was Jane. They came to Dubuque at same time as his twin brother. One son named Samuel served in Union Army. He was believed to have been in [the] 38th Iowa Infantry. Caleb moved back to PA some years after [the] close of war where he settled and died. The place and dates are not known.

Essington - was born in Huntingdon Co., PA in 1807. His wife's name was Mary A. Neese [Meiss]. They were married in 1827 and went to Venango Co. PA. the same year. One son George was killed by lightning on July 8, 1869. [They had] two daughters, one of whom married an attorney named Myers in Franklin, PA. Essington's home was always near Franklin, PA.

Jacob - his wife's name was Jane O’Neil. He was born May 27, 1809. They lived in Venango Co. PA. He embarked at Emlinton, PA with his family consisting of two daughters and two sons, Conrad and James. They arrived in Dubuque, IA April 1848. These boys both served in [the] Union Army - Conrad in [the] 8th Iowa Cavalry. He was captured on McCook raid south of Atlanta in 1864. He was held in various prisons including Andersonville for seven months. He made his escape and reached Union lines at Willmington. James served in [the] 13th U.S. Infantry, was awarded a Medal of Honor by [the] U.S. Congress for gallantry at Vicksburg, May 19, 1863 in action on assault of rebel work. Jacob's wife died in Epworth, IA and he died in Plymouth, IN and was buried there.

John D. - The place of his birth [is] not know[n], the year 1819. His wife's name was Sarah. John D. enlisted in 21st Iowa Infantry August 1862. He was mustered out with his regiment at Baton Rouge July 15, 1865. He was 43 years of age at his enlistment and was noted by his commander as a model soldier. Their family was two girls and two boys, John and Theodore. His wife died early in the sixties and was buried in Cottage Hill. John D. remarried and moved to [the] western part of state. The record of his death is not known.

Naugle - was born February 1, 1798 in Huntingdon Co. PA. His wife's name was Susan Jones who was born December 11, 1803 in Wales. They came to Dubuque, IA in 1838, [they] came by water, taking three weeks to make the trip. He was a farmer and they lived on a farm he pre-empted near Cottage Hill, IA, where they remained until their deaths. Their family consists of seven girls and three boys. The parents died, the father in 1885 and mother in 1886 and are buried in M. E. Cemetery, Cottage Hill.

Their children:
Catherine, born August 8, 1822, m. J. McElhaney.
Mary Ann, born March 28, 1825, m. Rebmans.
Henry, born March 16, 1828.
Elizabeth, born November 14, 1830, m. William Glew.
Margaret, born February 18, 1833, m. George Shirk.
Sarah Hammond, born June 25, 1836, m. F. M. Allen.
Milton, born December 1, 1839, m. Margaret Mettler.
Alford Brunson, July 25. 1842, m. Mary Meyers.
Levina, born May 2, 1844, m. R. MacIntosh.
Emma Francis, born March 14. 1848, m. Will Meyers.
NAUGLE KEPHART'S FAMILY

Catherine - was born August 8, 1822 in PA. When a small girl her parents moved from Center Co., PA. Catherine was married to James McElhany. They always lived in PA. Catherine only made a few trips back to visit her relatives. James McElhany died in 1895. Catherine died October 8, 1916 at her home in Pittsburg. She was survived by seven children.

Mary Ann - married a man by [the] name of Rebmans. Their children as known are Henry, Minnie, Frank, August, Gertrude, [and] Estelle. I find it difficult to find any trace of these older children.

Henry - Henry's wife's name has been forgotten. The only children that can be remembered are Laura, Safrona, Frank, [and] August. These aged relations have made a few trips back to Dubuque, Iowa to visit their brothers and sisters. As time went on we have lost track of them.

Elizabeth - was born November 14, 1830 in PA. She came with her parents to Cottage Hill, IA in 1838. She married William Glew in 1838. William was born November 7, 1818. They moved from Cottage Hill to Epworth in 1899 and resided there until their deaths. They had seven children:
Oscar, born November 28, 1853, m. Hannah Sullivan.
Myra, born February 29, 1856, m. Frazer Cook.
Della, born, November 30, 1857, m. W. H. Stacks [Stocks].
Margaret, born January 15, 1860, m. Tom Stacks [Stocks].
Estell, born August 16, 1862, m. Tom Lewis.
Etta, born August 6, 1868, m. Frazer Cook.
Laura, born December 18 (or 10), 1872, m. Fred Beyer.
William died [in] 1906, Elizabeth [in] 1908.

Margaret - married George Shirk in [the] 1850s. They had four children, three of them died in infancy. The name of one girl was Ella. She was raised by her grandmother Kephart after [the] death of her mother was very sudden. Ella died when she was about twenty years old. George Shirk remarried Marietta. George was later drowned in mill race.

Sarah - was born June 25, 1836. She was three years of age when her parents brought her to Cottage Hill, IA. They went to Pittsburg and down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Dubuque, IA, taking three weeks to make the trip. They settled at Cottage Hill ,where she remained until she reached womanhood. She married Francis Marion Allen February 8, 1866. He was born July 11, 1837. They remained at Cottage Hill until after Adah was born. They moved to Princeton, IL, and were there eight years where Catherine, Anna, Robert, and Elizabeth were born. They moved back to Pin Oak, IA where Francis, Margaretta, and Gertrude were born. They later moved to Farley, IA where they remained until their deaths.
Ada Francis, born February 5, 1861, m. Glew and McGee.
Catherine Elmira, born June 22, 1865, m. A. Stuart.
Anna Viola, born December 15, 1866, m. G. Armstrong.
Robert Levi, born May 6, 1869, m. M. Small.
Susan Elizabeth, born November 13, 1871, m. F. Reinhold.
Francis Marion, born February 13, 1875. m. W. Keller.
Margaretta Levina, born August 23, 1877, m. G. Strief.
Miriam Gertrude, born May 14, 1880, m . R. Stuart.
Sarah died March 25, 1927; Marion January 3, 1929.

Milton - was born at Cottage Hill, IA, December 1, 1839. He married Margaret Mettler in 1859. She was born in Switzerland, December 7, 1839. They left Cottage Hill about 1870 and went to Garnavillo, Clayton Co., IA. They left Clayton Co. in May 1899 and moved to Spirit Lake, IA. They then moved to MN in 1887 and settled in Jackson Co. [They] moved to Lakefield, MN in 1908. They had eleven children:
Elmore, born August 17, 1861, m. Sarah D'Arcy.
Ausbirt, born April 24, 1863, m. Lucy Wilford.
Elnora, born July 16, 1865, m. James D'Arcy.
Rose, born September 30, 1867, m. Henry Hardman.
Elizabeth, born September 8, 1869, m. Chas. Yoder.
Ernest, born April 12, 1872, m. A. Rossow.
Milton, born March 6, 1877, m. Ada Leonard.
Margaret, born July 8, 1880.
Elby, born February 20, 1881, m. May T. Ross.
Mathilda, born February 19, 1895, m. A. Rossow.
Sarah, born February 22, 1885.
Elmore died August 11, 1913. Milton died January 16, 1926, the father died February 18. 1933.

Alford - was born in Cottage Hill, IA. July 25. 1842. He served in [the] 21st Infantry during [the] Civil War. He married Mary Meyers of Pin Oak, IA, December 26, 1867. She was born in Dubuque Co., June 3, 1849. Mr. Kephart and family moved to Jackson Co., MN in [the] fall of 1883 and remained in that county. They resided at Loon Lake for nearly twenty years then moved to Lakefield, MN. Their children:
Bertha, born April 23, 1869. m. Gene Palmer.
Lottie, born March 9. 1871, m. George Blakey.
William, born February 13, 1873.
Levi, born June 10, 1876, m. Carrie Brown.
Della, born October 22, 1878, m. Roscoe Brown.
Roscoe, born March 13, 1881, m. Clara Vilmo.
Ella, born March 1, 1886, m. Earn Pearson.
Earl, born April 15, 1888, m. Clara Rost.
Mae, born January 21, 1891, m. R. R. Rost.
George W., born in 1883 and died same year.
Alfred B., born in 1893 and died in 1897.
LeRoy, also died in infancy.
A. B. Kephart died December 20, 1921 and Mary Kephart died August 28, 1936.

Lavina - married Robert McIntosh. He was a carpenter. They lived at Cottage Hill, IA. They had two children. James was about 20 years at the time of his death - he was drowned in Okoboji. Lelia died when she was 2 or 3 months. Lavina died a heart rendering and sudden death in 1875. Her husband went to Canada after her death.

Emma Francis - was born at Cottage Hill, IA on March 14. 1848. She married William Meyers [on] April 20, 1865. They left Cottage Hill and moved to a farm two miles south of Manchester, IA. In 1897 they moved to Manchester and lived there until her death. Their children:
Emma, m. U. G. Simmons.
William.
Albert C.
Margaret, m. Frank Pinch.
Nellie, m. Ernest Slack.
Emma died February 25, 1932. William died December 29 and mother died March 4, 1933.

The Kephart Family Record

The biographers of this sketch of Kephart family secured their information through the War Department of Washington, DC, some friends, obituaries, relatives either by mothers, sisters or children of their family, some of whom are very aged. We believe it is as near correct as possible under conditions secured.

We gladly credit [the] Honorable C. I. Kephart of Washington, DC. Also James Kephart of Gooding, Idaho for the first (seven) pages of biography.

The children[’s] names and dates of their birth have been added to the Naugle Kephart family by [the] composer of [the] rest of [the] biography. We will gladly receive any name and date of a relative whether marriage, birth, or death. Our desire is to keep this record up to date. We have gathered this information for benefit of our coming generations.

I am very grateful and I sincerely thank everyone who has helped us with our record.

Francis Marion Armstrong

Hand copied by Edna Allen, 11 Nov 1977.
Typed by Verla Williams, 14 Apr 1994, from a hand-written copy of the KEPHART family history done probably in the late 1930s.
Scanned and edited by Mark D. Williams, 29 Nov 2009. Edits are in brackets [ ].

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Johan Georg GEBHART (21 Oct 1754)

Ancestry.com contains an online database that lists German Pioneers who arrived at the port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808. In it was a list confirming Kephart Family History's mention of the 21 Oct 1754 arrival in Philadelphia of John George Gebhart and (probably his brother) Johann Adam Gebhart on the ship, Bannister. The spacing below appears that way in the record:

List of Foreigners imported in the Ship Bannister, Capt. John Doyle, from Amsterdam. Qual. 21st October 1754. No. 84. D. Beneset.

FR*rName crossed out, with remark "not 16."f

P647p [List 225 C] At the State House at Philadelphia, Monday, the 21st Day of October, 1754.

Present: The Worshipful Charles Willing, Esquire, Mayor. The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, Imported in the Ship Bannister, Capt John Doyle, from Amsterdam, but last from Cowes, did this Day take the usual Qualifications to the Government. 4 Roman Catholics. No. 84. From Wirten-berg, Westphalia and the Palatinate.

ttt Hans Michael Miller

Jacob Hörmann

Johan Peter Radenmacher Bastian Wittmer

Geörg Vittmer

Andereas Ebehrth

Johannes Kentsch

Kraft Weber

Johanes (+) Geisler

Johann Conrad Jauch Matthias Heinlein

Jacob Ludwig Deimling Dionysius Duretsch

Joseph (X) Connet

Joh. David Krauss

Christoph Ehrnfeuchter Martin (X) Toorward Friedrich Schiebel

Martin (X) Tootward, Junr Alexander (XX) Finck

G. Davit (X) Uhll

Jaques Talmon

Jaque Bara[l]

Jaque Baral

John Christoff Bartall, on bd Hans Michael Billheimer Hans Georg Ruoss

Hans Jacob Ruos

Johannes Karcher

Johann Michael Schickel Simon (X) Ege

Adam Ege

Balthas Müller

Philippe Rouchon

Johann Vallentin Keller Christoff (X) Diger

J. Bastian (X) Geyer Jerg Wiest

Phylype Saryous

Peter Butz

Hans Jerg Döliker Philip (X) Mode Johannes Weber

Johann Jacob Weber Johannes Benner

John Peter (X) Kebler Matias Buochman Vallentin (X) Jäger Johann Jacob Wolff Johann Peter Wolff Johann Görg Jäger Johan Nicolaus Dresser Abraham Kehr

Adam (X) Mirtorum Conrad (X) Kemp Nicolaus Bosermann William (+) Leeb

J. Henry (+) Ashman Johann Conrad Georg Johan Jacob (X) Moode Johannes Delp

Johan Gorg Holman Peter (X) Meister Lutwig Lang

P648p Johann Lönhardt Häuser Johann Nickel Minck Johann Lenhard Münch Christoffel Müller Johann Henrich Müller Johannes Müller

Görg Wärthmann Wenzel (W) Boteshway Johann Adam Gebhardt John George (X) Gebhart [Emphasis added.] Elias Hellermann

J. Peter (XX) Weber

Johanes (X) Weber

Leonhart (X) Weber

Johann Peter Emrich

Conrad (X) Gildner

John ( ) Fietler
Jacob ( ) Greess xxx sick, on bd
Piere ( ) Tolman
In all 84
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania German Pioneers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German Pioneers. Vol. I-II. Norristown, PA, USA: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 17, Series 2

The following is the page from the Pennsylvania Archives that lists the foreign arrivals on the Bannister for 31 Oct 1754. We find a Johan Adam Gebhart, but no Johan Georg, which contradicts the information in Strassburger and Hinke and the Kephart Family History above. Also the date is inconsistent with the other sources which claims the ship arrived on the 21st of October. It is probable that this is a typographical error as the entry on the following page is for 22 Oct 1754.


Wm. H. Egle, M.D., ed. Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Vol. XVII (Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, State Printer, 1890), p. 443. Image courtesy of Google Books.

The same book does list a Johan Georg Gebhardt who arrived on the Chance 8 Aug 1764. Whether this is the right Johan Georg is not known at this time.

 
Wm. H. Egle, M.D., ed. Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Vol. XVII (Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, State Printer, 1890), pp. 458-459. Image courtesy of Google Books.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Will for Johan Georg Gebhart (4 Oct 1799)


Will. George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 1. Film V172-147, Index Wills & Administration Berks Co, Reg. of Wills Office in Reading , PA : 1798/name Gebhart, George; Exec. Adm.: Adam & Daniel Gebhard, Vol Adm 5, pge 155. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Jacob Bower, Esq. Register for
the Probate of Wills, and granting
Letters of Administration, in
and for, the County of Berks.

To Adam Gebhart and Danl. Gebhart,
sons of George Gebhart late of Union Township,
in Birks County, Shoemaker, deceas.,
Elizabeth Gebhart widow & Relict of
said deceas., having first renounced
her right of Administration and to
each of them,


Greeting,

WHEREAS, the said George Gebhart lately died Intestate, (as is affirmed) having, whilst he lived, and at the Time of his Death, divers Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, within the said County, by Means whereof, the full Disposition and Power of granting the Administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattles, Rights and Credits, which were of the said Deceased within the said County; and also, the auditing the Accounts, Calculations and Reckonings, of the said Administration & a final Dismission from the same, to me is manifestly know to belong. I desiring that the Goods, Chattles, Rights and Credits, of the said Administation & a final fismission from the fame, to me I manifestly known to belong. I desiring that the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, of the said Deceased, may be well and truly administered, do hereby grant unto You, the said Adam Gebhart & Daniel Gebhart in whole Fidelity in this Behalf, I very much confide, full Power by the Tenor of these Presents, to administer the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, which were of the said Deceased, within the said County; and also, to ask, collect, levy, recover and receive, the Credits whatsoever of the said Deceased, which at the Time of his Death, were owing, or to him did any Ways belong, and to pay the Debts in which the said Deceased stood obliged, so far forth, as the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, will extend, according to their Rate and Order of Law, especially of well and truly administering the Goods, Rights and Credits of the said Deceased, and making a true and perfect Inventory thereof, and exhibiting the same into the Register's Office, at the Town of READING, in the County of BERKS, at or before the tenth Day of April next and tendering a true and just Account, Calculation or Reckoning, of the said Administration, at or before the tenth Day of March in the Year of our LORD, One Thousand, seven Hundred and Ninety Nine. And also, I do by these Presents, ordain, constitute and appoint, you the said Adam Gebhart & Danl. Gebhart Administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, which were of the said Deceased, within the Limits aforesaid, saving harmless, and for Ever indemnifying me, and all other Officers, against all Persons whatsoever, by Reason of your Administration aforesaid, and saving to all others their Rights. In TESTIMONY whereof, I have hereunto set my HAND & SEAL of Office, the tenth day of March, in the year of our LORD, One thousand, seven hundred & Ninety eight.


Will. George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 2. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.


Will. George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 3. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.


Will. George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 4. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.


Will. George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 5. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.


Will. George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 6. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.



Will.
George Gebhart (Union Township, Berks Co., PA: 4 Oct 1799), p. 7. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Family Group Sheet for Henry KEPHART Jr. (c. 1767-1845)

Husband: Henry KEPHART Jr.
Born: c. 1767
Place: PA
Married: 9 sep 1794
Place: Lancaster, PA
Died: 9 Sep 1845
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Husband's Father: Henry KEPHART Sr.
Husband's Mother: Unknown
Wife: Elizabeth EPLEY
Born: c. 1772
Place: PA?
Died: 23 Dec 1849
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Wife's Father: Conrad EPLEY
Wife’s Mother: Unknown


Children

1. Conrad KEPHART
Born: 12 Sep 1795
Place: Lancaster, PA
Spouse: Rebecca
Married: Unknown
Died: 26 Jul 1875
2. Naugle KEPHART
Born: 1 Feb 1798
Place: Huntingdon Co., PA
Spouse: Susan JONES
Married: c. 1820
Died: 5 May 1884
3. Henry Green KEPHART
Born: 1804
Place: Barre Forge, Huntingdon, PA
Spouse: Margaret BURDINE
Married: Unknown
Died: 1904
4. Caleb KEPHART
Born: 1804
Place: Barre Forge, Huntingdon, PA
Spouse: Jane
Married: Unknown
Died: Unknown
5. Essington KEPHART
Born: 9 Jul 1807
Place: Barre Forge, Huntingdon, PA
Spouse: Mary Ann MEISS
Married: 1830
Died: Unknown
6. Jacob KEPHART
Born: 27 May 1809
Place: Unknown
Spouse: Jane O'NEIL
Married: Unknown
Died: Unknown
7. Sarah KEPHART
Born: 1811
Place: PA
Spouse: William HAMMOND
Married: Unknown
Died: Unknown
8. John D. KEPHART
Born: 1819
Place: PA
Spouse: Sarah
Married: Unknown
Died: 6 Oct 1892
9. Catherine KEPHART
Born: c. 1820
Place: Unknown
Spouse: Richard PLUMBE
Married: 4 Feb 1834
Died: 6 Mar 1900
10. Mary Ann KEPHART
Born: 1824
Place: PA
Spouse: None
Died: 25 May 1844

Saturday, December 19, 2009

St. James Episcopal Church Records


St. James Episcopal Church. Lancaster, PA, est. 1744. Image courtesy of Lancaster County Heritage.


Marriage Record: KEPHART, Henry - Elizabeth EPLEY, Cert. by Elisha Rigg (Lancaster, PA: St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Sep 1794). Image courtesy of Verla Williams (17 Jun 1993).


Baptism Record:
KEPHART, Conrad, Cert. by Elisha Rigg (Lancaster, PA: St. James Episcopal Church, 10 Dec 1795). Image courtesy of Verla Williams (17 Jun 1993).



Marriage Record: NAGLE, John - Elizabeth Kiphart, Cert. by Elisha Rigg (Lancaster, PA: St. James Episcopal Church, 5 Nov 1793). Image courtesy of Verla Williams (17 Jun 1993).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cottage Hill Cemetery


Panorama shot of Cottage Hill Cemetery, Dubuque Co., IA. Image © 2007 Tom Schlarman.


Cottage Hill Cemetery, Dubuque Co., IA (1993). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.


Cottage Hill Cemetery, Dubuque Co., Iowa. Image © 2007 Tom Schlarman. Notice the amount of plant growth under the sign.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

KEPHART Gravestones


KEPHART gravestones in the NW corner of Cottage Hill Cemetery. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (1993).

The large gravestone in the corner Row 1, Stone 1 is that of Naugle and Susan KEPHART.

In Row 2 from top to bottom we have the following:
Stone 1: Ellen KEPHART. Died 23 Oct 1869. AE 46y 7m 17d. Dau. of Conrad & Rebecca Kephart.

Stone 2: Rebecca KEPHART. Died 23 Dec 1867. AE 70y 2m 13d. Wife Of Conrad Kephart.

Stone 3: Anna Margaret (Burdign) KEPHART (16 Sep 1826-14 Oct 1862). AE 36y 1m 2d. Wife of Henry Green Kephart. Dau. of Samuel Burdign.

Stone 4: William E. KEPHART. Died 14 Sep 1854. AE 11y 1m. Son Of J. & S. Kephart.

Stone 5: Henry, Elizabeth, and Mary Ann KEPHART.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gravestone: Henry, Elizabeth, and Mary Ann KEPHART

The graves of Henry KEPHART Jr., his wife Elizabeth (Epley) KEPHART, and daughter Mary Ann KEPHART are all marked by one obelisk-shaped gravestone in the Cottage Hill Methodist-Episcopal Cemetery in Dubuque Co., IA. The stone is in Row 2, Stone 5 as catalogued by Tom and Vicki Schlarman in 2007.

Verla and Vince Williams visited the cemetery in late 1978 and took several pictures. At the time there obviously had been very little maintenance done on the site which can be seen by the height of the grass in the pictures from that time. The inscription for Henry was on the east side of the obelisk, Elizabeth the south side, and Mary Ann the west side.


East side of gravestone. Henry KEPHART. Died 9 Sep 1845. Æ 78 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (1978).


South side of gravestone. Elizabeth, Wife of H. KEPHART. Died 23 Dec 1849. Æ 86 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (1978). In the upper right hand corner one can barely make out the gravestone for Naugle KEPHART.


West side of gravestone. Mary Ann KEPHART. Dau. of H. & E. KEPHART. Died 25 May 1844. Æ 20 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (1978). From the impression in the ground it appears as if the stone had been lying on its side for some time.

The Williamses visited again in Apr 1993 and took additional pictures. By this time someone had been maintaining the cemetery and mowing the grass. It also appears as if the caretaker or someone had cleaned, leveled, and repositioned the stone. Henry's inscription was now on the north side of the obelisk, Elizabeth's was on the east side, Mary Ann's was on the south side.


North side of gravestone. Henry KEPHART. Died 9 Sep 1845. Æ 78 yrs. Image courtesy of Vince Williams (Apr 1993).


Closeup of Gravestone. Henry KEPHART. Died 9 Sep 1845. Æ 78 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (Apr 1993).


East side of gravestone. Elizabeth, Wife of H. KEPHART. Died 23 Dec 1849. Æ 86 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (Apr 1993).


Closeup of gravestone. Elizabeth, Wife of H. KEPHART. Died 23 Dec 1849. Æ 86 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (Apr 1993).


South side of gravestone. Mary Ann KEPHART. Dau. of H. & E. KEPHART. Died 25 May 1844. Æ 20 yrs. Image courtesy of Verla Williams (Apr 1993). In the upper left corner one can see Naugle and Susan KEPHART's gravestone.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Naugle and Susan (Jones) KEPHART


Susan (Jones) and Naugle KEPHART (Date bef 1884). Image courtesy of Verla Williams. Partially digitally restored by Mark D. Williams.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Group Sheet for Naugle KEPHART (1798-1884)

Husband: Naugle KEPHART
Born: 1 Feb 1798
Place: Huntingdon Co., PA
Married: c. 1820
Place: PA
Died: 5 May 1884
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Husband's Father: Henry KEPHART Jr.
Husband's Mother: Elizabeth EPLEY
Wife: Susan JONES
Born: 11 Dec 1803
Place: PA
Died: 8 Mar 1885
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Wife's Father: Unknown
Wife’s Mother: Unknown


Children

1. Catherine KEPHART
Born: 8 Aug 1822
Place: Center Co., PA
Spouse: James McELHANEY
Married: Unknown
Died: 8 Oct 1916
2. Mary Ann KEPHART
Born: 22 Mar 1825
Place: Huntingdon Co., PA
Spouse: William REBMAN
Married: Feb 1847
Died: 12 Mar 1907
3. Henry KEPHART
Born: 16 Mar 1828
Place: PA
Spouse: Mary Rutherford
Married: 13 Mar 1855
Died: Unknown
4. Elizabeth KEPHART
Born: 14 Nov 1830
Place: PA
Spouse: William GLEW
Married: 17 Feb 1852
Died: 25 Jan 1911
5. Margaret KEPHART
Born: 18 Feb 1833
Place: Venango Co., PA
Spouse: George SHIRK
Married: 6 Jan 1854
Died: 13 Jun 1891
6. Sarah Hammond KEPHART
Born: 25 Jun 1836
Place: Venango Co., PA
Spouse: Francis Marion ALLEN
Married: 8 Feb 1860
Died: 25 Mar 1927
7. Milton KEPHART
Born: 1 Dec 1839
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Spouse: Margaretha METTLER
Married: 11 Mar 1861
Died: 18 Feb 1933
8. Alfred Brunson KEPHART
Born: 25 Jul 1842
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Spouse: Mary Brown MEYERS
Married: 26 Dec 1867
Died: 21 Dec 1921
9. Levina KEPHART
Born: 25 May 1844
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Spouse: Robert McINTOSH
Married: Unknown
Died: c. 1875
10. Emma Francis KEPHART

Born: 14 Mar 1848
Place: Dubuque Co., IA
Spouse: William H. MEYERS
Married: 20 Apr 1865
Died: 25 Feb 1932

Sunday, December 13, 2009

1830 US Federal Census: Naugle KEPHART


Detail of 1830 US Federal Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Kephart, Nagle
1 Male under 5
1 Male 10 to 15
1 Male 30 to 40
1 Female 5 to 10
1 Female 10 to 15
1 Female 30 to 40
1 Female 70 to 80
Source Citation: Year: 1830; Census Place: French Creek, Venango, Pennsylvania; Roll 164; Page: 7.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1830 U.S. Census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Map of Venango County, PA


"Map of Venango County, Pennsylvania." Herbert Charles Bell, ed., History of Venango County, Pennsylvania: Its Past and Present (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), pp. vi-vii. Images rotated and combined; courtesy of Internet Archive.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Richard Plumbe to Naugle KEPHART


Indenture. Richard Plumbe to Naugle KEPHART (15 Jul 1839). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.


Indenture. Richard Plumbe to Naugle KEPHART (15 Jul 1839), p. 2. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Richard Plumbe to Naugle Kephart

This Indenture made the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between Richard Plumbe of the Town of Dubuque and County of same and Territory of Iowa, of the one part, and Naugle Kephart of Dubuque County and Territory of Iowa, of the other part.

Witnesseth, that the party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Naugle Kephart at or before the sealing of these presents, the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold, delivered and relinquished, and by these presents does grant [for no gain?], sell, deliver and relinquished, and unto the said Naugle Kephart his heirs and assigns, all his, the said Richard Plumbe right, title and interest whatsoever in a certain _____ of Land with all improvements thereunto belonging situated in Township ninety (90) North and Range one (1) West, and said to be on Sections Twenty one (21) & Twenty two (22) in the aforesaid County of Dubuque and Territory of Iowa, as also, the following described personal property, viz.,

Four yoke of oxen, yokes & chains, Three milch cows, Two calves, One yearling do, Fifteen hogs, more or less, One mare & colt, Two Prairie plough[s], One common do, One Harrow, One wagon, One black wheel do, One set of Horse gears, One Man’s saddle, One side do, One Rifle, Two shot guns, One Kitchen cupboard, One cooking stove and fixtures, Six feather beds, Three Mattresses, Four pair comforts, Fifteen pair blankets, Twelve pair sheets, Ten counterpanes, Six looking glasses, One clock, Eight cane seat chairs, One Bureau, Three Rocking chairs, One Dining Set, One Tea set, Six plated Candlesticks, Five pair cot? Bedsteads, Onde childs crib, Two wash stands, Three dining and Kitchen tables, One round Table, Six small Tables, Three doz. Knives & forks, One Franklin Stove, Two sheet Iron do, and pipe attached, Two pair Bedsteads, Three Carpets, Three axes, Two Scythes & Rakes, Three Hoes, One set mining tools, Four Geese.

To have and to hold the said claim of ____ all the foregoing personal property unto the said Naugle Kephart, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Naugle Kephart, his heirs and assigns forever in testimony or hereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand & seal the day and year herein before written.

It being first however understood that such part of the aforementioned personal property as the said party of the second part may not at this time have actual possession of, the said party of the first part hereby agrees to deliver up to the said Naugle Kephart in reasonable good order in Twelve months from this date, paying the said Kephart such fair equivalent for the use of said property during the Twelve months as the can agree upon.

Signed, Sealed and deliver = Richard Plumbe
___ed in the presence of Charles Miller, Josiah Corkery?
Territory of Iowa
Dubuque County

Be it remembered that this day personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for said County and Territory, Richard Plumbe, who is personally known to said Justice to be the identical person whose signature appears to the foregoing conveyance and acknowledges that he signed, sealed and delivered the same for the use and purposes therein contained.

Given under my hand and seal the sixteenth day of July A. D. 1839
T. Mason J. P.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

1840 US Federal Census: Naugle KEPHART


Detail of 1840 US Federal Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Nagle Kephart
1 Male under 5
1 Male 10 to 15
1 Male 20 to 30
1 Male 30 to 40
3 Males 40 to 50
1 Male 70 to 80
1 Female under 5
2 Females 5 to 10
1 Female 15 to 20
1 Female 40 to 50
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Dubuque, Iowa Territory; Roll 101; Page: 41.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704, 580 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Land Grant: Naugle KEPHART (1 Feb 1848)


Land Grant. Naugle KEPHART (1 Feb 1848). Image courtesy of Ancestry.com. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.

Certificate No. 8278 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

WHEREAS Naugle Kephart of DuBuque County, Iowa

has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at DuBuque whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Naugle Kephart according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled, "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for

the South West quarter of Section fifteen in Township ninety, North, of Range one, West, of the fifth Principal Meridian, in the District of Lands, subject to sale at DuBuque, Iowa, containing one hundred and sixty acres,

according to the official plot of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the said Naugle Kephart,

NOW KNOW YE, That the United States of America, in consideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents, DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said Naugle Kephart, and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Naugle Kephart, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In testimony whereof, I, James K. Polk, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA, have caused these letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.

GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the Seventy second.

BY THE PRESIDENT: James K. Polk
By J. K. Stephenson, Sec'y
I. K. Laughlin RECORDER of the General Land Office

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1850 US Federal Census: Naugle, Jacob, James, Henry, and John D. KEPHART's Families


Detail of 1850 US Federal Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Naugle Kephart 43 M
Susan Kephart 37 F
Elizabeth Kephart 20 F
Margaret Kephart 17 F
Sarah Kephart 13 F
Wilson Kephart 11 M
Alfred Kephart 9 M
Lavina Kephart 6 F
Emma Francis Kephart 3 F

Jacob Kephart 47 M
Lavina Kephart 42 F
Emma Francis Kephart 14 F
Sarah Kephart 12 F
Conrad Kephart 10 F
James Kephart 8 F

James Kephart 54 M
Rebecca Kephart 43 F [Continued on next page.]


Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll M432_183; Page: 79B; Image: 556.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.



1850 US Federal Census
. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.


James Kephart 21 M
Elizabeth Kephart 20 F
Martha Kephart 17 F
Pheba Kephart 15 F
Rebecca Kephart 12 F
Jacob Kephart 3 M
Conrad Kephart 1 M

Henry Kephart 38 M [Brother of Naugle]
Margaret Kephart 25 F
Wm Henry Kephart 7 M
Caleb Kephart 6 M
John E. Kephart 5 M
Essington Y. Kephart 3 M
Jacob W. Kephart 5/12 M
J. Ellen Luries 25 F
Andrew Bow 22
M

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll M432_183; Page: 80A; Image: 557.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.



Detail of 1850 US Federal Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

John D. Kephart 33 M [Brother of Naugle]
Sarah Kephart 31 F
Wm E. Kephart 7 M
Jane E. Kephart 4 F
Emma Kephart 2 F
John W. Kephart 1/12 M

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll M432_183; Page: 80B; Image: 558.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 7, 2009

1854 Iowa Census: Concord Township


1854 Iowa Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Naugle Kephart 3 Males 4 Females 1 Voter
Jacob Kephart 2 Males 3 Females

John D. Kephart 4 Males 3 Female 1 Voter 1 Militia
Caleb Kephart 2 Males 2 Females 1 Voter 1 Militia

Cunard [Conrad] Kephart 4 Males 6 Females 2 Voters 1 Militia

Source Information:
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.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

1856 Iowa Census: Naugle and Jacob KEPHART's Families


Detail of 1856 Iowa Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Naugle Kephart 58 M
Susan Kephart 43 F
Sarah Kephart 20 F
Milton Kephart 16 M
Alfred B Kephart 14 M
Vena [Lavina] Kephart 11 F
[Emma] Frances Kephart 9 F


Jacob Kephart 50 M
Jane Kephart 53 F
Conard [Conrad] Kephart 16 M
James Kephart 14 M


Source Information: 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1860 US Federal Census: Henry and Naugle KEPHART's Families


Detail of 1860 US Federal Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Henry Gebhart [Kephart] 30 M
Mary Gebhart 26 F
Franklin Gebhart 4 M
Augustus Gebhart 3 M
Harry Gebhart 1 M

Nogle [Naugle] Gebhart 62 M
Susan Gebhart 57 F
Sarah Gebhart 22 F
Milton Gebhart 20 M
[Alfred] Bronson Gebhart 17 M
Lavina Gebhart 16 F
[Emma] Frances Gebhart 10 F
Mary E Gebhart 3 F


Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Concord, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll M653_320; Page: 83; Image: 221; Family History Library Film: 803320.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cpl. Alfred B. KEPHART


Cpl. Alfred B. KEPHART (c. 1863). Image courtesy of Mae Rost and Verla Williams.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Alfred Brunson KEPHART's Civil War Service Records (1862)


Alfred Brunson KEPHART's Civil War Service Records (1862). Images courtesy of Verla Williams.

R 21 Iowa
Alfred B. Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Descriptive Book
of the organization named above.

DESCRIPTION
Age: 21 years; height: 5 feet 8 1/2 inches
Complexion: light
Eyes: grey; hair: dark
Where born: Iowa
Occupation: Farmer

ENLISTMENT
When: Aug. 22, 1862
Where: Cottage Hill
By whom: S. G. Van Anda; term 3 yrs.
Remarks: In battle Hartsville, Mo., Jan. 11/63. Port Gibson, Miss., May 1/63. Champion Hill, Miss., May 16/63. B. R. B., Miss., May 17/63. Assault of Vicksburg, Miss., May 22/63. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. Siege of Jackson, Miss. in July 1863. Pro- (over)

moted to 8 Corp. June 1/63, to 7 Corp. July 1/63, to 6 Corp. Nov. 1/63. In siege of Spanish Fort and Blakely, Ala. in April 1865. Discharged in obedience to orders from War Dept. G. O. No. 64. M. D. W. M. at Baton Rouge, La., July 15, 1865.

R 21 Iowa
Alfred Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster-in Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Dubuque, Ia., Sept. 9, 1862.
Where born: Iowa
Age: 21 yrs; Occupation: Farmer
When enlisted: Aug. 22, 1862
Where enlisted: Cottage Hill, Ia.
For what period enlisted: 3 years
Eyes: Grey; hair: Dark
Complexion: light; height: 5 ft 8 1/2 in.
When mustered in: Sept. 9, 1862
Muster-in to date: Aug. 22, 1862
Bounty paid: $25 due $ ___ 100
Premium paid: $2
Remarks:
Bookmark:



Alfred Brunson KEPHART's Civil War Service Records (Aug-Dec 1862). Images courtesy of Verla Williams.

R 21 Iowa
Alford Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Aug. 23, to Oct. 31, 1862.
Present or absent: Absent
Remarks: Sick in quarters

R 21 Iowa
Alford Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Nov. & Dec., 1862.
Present or absent: Present

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Alfred Brunson KEPHART's Civil War Service Records (1863)


Alfred Brunson KEPHART's Civil War Service Records (Jan-Jun 1863). Images courtesy of Verla Williams.

R 21 Iowa
Alford Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Jan. & Feb., 1863

Present or Absent: Present

R 21 Iowa
Alford Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Mch. & Apr., 1863

Present or Absent: Not stated

R 21 Iowa
Alford Kephart
Pvt, Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Special Muster Roll
for Apr. 10, 1863

Present or Absent: Present

R 21 Iowa
Alford Kephart
8 Corp., Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for May & June., 1863

Present or Absent: Present
Remarks: Appointed 8th Corp. June 1 from the ranks.



Alfred Brunson KEPHART's Civil War Service Records (Jul-Dec, 1863). Images courtesy of Verla Williams.

R 21 Iowa
Alford B. Kephart
7 Corp., Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for July & Aug., 1863
Present or Absent: Present

Remarks: Appointed 7th Corp. July 1.

R 21 Iowa
Alford B. Kephart
7 Corp., Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Sept. & Oct., 1863
Present or Absent: Present


R 21 Iowa
Alford B. Kephart
6 Corp., Co H, 21 Reg't Iowa Infantry
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Nov. & Dec., 1863
Present or Absent: Present