Elhanen Wakefield

Ellhanen and Candance [Gillett] Wakefield Family

Researched and Submitted by Martha J. Martin

The Old Wakefield Homestead

wakefieldhouse (176K)

(2456) Albert Joel Wakefield, son of Elhanen Winchester and Candance (Gillett) Wakefield, was born 31 May 1828 and married 29 May 1851 in Lawrence Co, OH, (2464) Hester Shelton. Albert Joel died 14 Jun 1896.

Ironton Register 24 July 1938 states that Albert WAKEFIELD son of E. W. WAKFIELD moved to Lake Washington, Minnesota. It gives no further information on Albert. [See E. W. WAKEFIELD’S notes]
Children:
8457*William W. Wakefield b. 1855
8458*Albert L. Wakefield b. 1858
8459*Forsam J. Wakefield b. 1860

(2457) Diana W. Wakefield, daughter of Elhanen Winchester and Candance (Gillett) Wakefield, was born 18 Oct 1829 and married 18 Oct 1849 in Lawrence Co, OH, (2465) William Holroyd. Diana W. died 20 Dec 1865 and was buried in Windsor Twp, Wakefield Cem, Lawrence Co, OH. William died 28 Dec 1909 in Proctorville, Lawrence Co, OH.

From Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of WAKEFIELD by: Homer WAKEFIELD, M. D. 1897

Page 64 Diana WAKEFIELD HOLROYD lived in Windsor, was a teacher, a devoted Christian and died in 1865, leaving two sons and one daughter, who are now dead.
Marriage Book 4 Page 136 Lawrence Co., OH

From the Will Of William Holroyd
Vol 7 Page 359 Lawrence Co., OH

     27 Oct 1908 That I, William, is about 84 years of age and names daughter, Mrs. John Brauiuer, grandchildren Florence Corn, Clarence Holroyd, Alice Hayes (Clarence’s sister) and his niece Bessie Dennon. He mentions Olive Marks but does not give specific relation to her. He then states that the remainder money is to be turned over to the trustees of the M. E. Church at Labelle, Ohio.

Witnesses H. B. Mauck residing at Proctorville, OH B. F. Beckett residing also at Proctorville, OH

Her tombstone reads Diana W. Holroyd wife of William died 20 Dec 1865 55Y 2M 2D
Children:
2530*W. Reed b. 20 Apr 1875 d. 22 Feb 1886
11656*W. Reed b. 20 Apr 1875 d. 22 Feb 1886

(2459) John Wesley Wakefield, Rev., son of Elhanen Winchester and Candance (Gillett) Wakefield, was born 27 Nov 1832 and married 10 Aug 1859, (2467) Maria Riggs Valette.

From Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family

of WAKEFIELD by: Homer WAKEFIELD, M. D. 1897

Page 64
JOHN WESLEY WAKEFIELD-b. 27 Nov. 1832, married first 10 Aug 1859 Maria Riggs VALETTE; married second 22 April 1890 Mrs. Anna WELCH.

From Scioto Co., OH Minister License

WAKEFIELD, John W. Methodist 12 Sept 1859 Jackson Co., OH

J. W. WAKEFIELD preformed a Marriage in Gallia Co., OH in the year 1862 from Gallia Co., Oh Marriages 1851-1900

From Ironton Register 17 March 1887:
Rev J. W. WAKEFIELD was in town this week. He leaves today to visit his mother at Proctorville, and see his many old friends. In 1856, Mr. WAKEFIELD was Recorder of this county, and when his term expired, he entered the Ohio Conference, where he continued for many years. Of late, he has been in other businesses, living in Madison County, but he proposes to reenter the active work of the ministry in a novel and interesting manner. He purposes to organize a sort itinerant church, and for this purpose, has bought a large tent or pavilion which will hold 3000 people. In connection with it will be a fine choir of four voices. There will be several preachers connected with the organization, and the tent will be moved about over the country wherever the field for usefulness opens, in the North in the Summer and in the South in Winter. The idea of the movement is to bring religious privileges and the gospel to people who do not otherwise go to church. Mr. WAKEFIELD will start in the work on the 5th of May, spending two Sundays at Columbus. He is trying to get Talmage to dedicate the pavilion. Mr. WAKEFIELD is a man of energy, a strong preacher and a good man and will make it win.
Page 64 KEZIAH WAKEFIELD-b. 25 June 1836, attend Ironton High School, taught in public schools several years and died in 1865; Unmarried.
Tombstone reads: died 19 Feb 1865 aged 28 years d/o E. W. & C.

(2396) Peter Wakefield, son of Elhanen Winchester and Candance (Gillett) Wakefield, was born 1 Mar 1838 in Bartramville, Lawrence Co, OH, and married 26 Feb 1879 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, (2397) Anna Wolfe. Peter died 26 May 1923 in Carthage, Jasper Co, MO and was buried 28 May 1923 in Park Cem, Jasper Co, MO.

From Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of WAKEFIELD by: Homer WAKEFIELD, M. D. 1897

Page 64
PETER WAKEFIELD-born 1 Mar 1838, was a private soldier in the late war and a farmer near Carthage, MO.

Civil War Records in owner’s possession:
Joined in Ironton OH-Artillery Co and also served in 7th WV Cav Reg Co E

Death Certificate from Jasper MO District # 408 Reg. # 1422

PLACE OF RESIDENCE 1020 Garrison, Carthage MO
OCCUPATION Retired Farmer
CAUSE OF DEATH Arteris Silerous??
DATE OF DEATH 26 May 1923
UNDERTAKER Knell Mortuary
PLACE OF BURIAL Park Cemetery
INFORMANT Mrs. Anna WAKEFIELD
PHYSICAL QUALITIES 6’1″/ Fair Complexion/Grey Eyes/Light Hair/Occupation-Farming
       Was blind in the right eye and could see very little with left eye. His hearing was very poor and was disabled from working. He also suffered from Bladder troubles.
DATED 30 July 1920 1510 Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO
SIGNED BY Peter Wakefield

7TH WV CALVARY
by Ronald R. Turner
page 185:

       PETER WAKEFIELD, Co. E; PC#648053, WC#940863; Enlisted 10 Dec 1864 Charleston WV; 6’0″ tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair; born about 1838 Lawrence Co, OH, died 26 May 1923, Carthage MO.

1840 Lawrence Co., OH Census

WAKEFIELD Peter
MALES
1 20-30yrs
1 70-80yrs
FEMALES
1 20-30yrs
1 30-40yrs

1840 Lawrence Co., OH Census

WAKEFIELD Benjamin A.
MALES
1 under 5yrs
1 30-40yrs
FEMALES
1 under 5yrs
1 20-30yrs

1840 Lawrence Co., OH Census

WAKEFIELD Elhanan W.
MALES
1 under 5yrs
2 5-10yrs
1 10-15yrs
1 15-20yrs
1 40-50yrs
FEMALES
2 under 5yrs
2 5-10yrs
1 30-40yrs

From Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of WAKEFIELD
By: Homer WAKEFIELD, M. D. 1897

Page 64
     PETER WAKEFIELD-born 1 Mar 1838, was a private soldier in the late war and a farmer near Carthage, MO.

Children:
2394 James Merrill Wakefield b. 20 Sep 1886 d. 28 Apr 1939
2401 Nellie Wakefield b. 7 Jul 1880
2402*Luella Wakefield b. 14 Apr 1883 d. 17 Feb 1975
2403 Cheater Elhanan Wakefield b. 28 Jul 1894

He also married 1 Jan 1863 in Ironton, Lawrence Co, OH, (2533) Mary Jane Skelton. Mary Jane died 6 May 1872 in Carthage, Jasper Co, MO.
SOURCE: Peter WAKEFIELD’S Civil War records

(2462) Chloe Wakefield, daughter of Elhanen Winchester and Candance (Gillett) Wakefield, was born 24 Dec 1839 and married 13 Sep 1870, (2472) George Washington Wakefield, Jr., son of George Washington and Emily (Gilett) Wakefield, who was born 20 Jul 1842. Chloe died 1871 in Montana. George Washington, Jr., was also married to Adela Davis Street.

From Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of WAKEFIELD
By: Homer WAKEFIELD, M. D. 1897

Page 64 CHLOE WAKEFIELD-b. 24 Dec 1840, attended Normal University Lebanon, OH, taught public schools at Windsor and died in 1870; No Issue.

Ironton Register 24 July 1938       CHLOE WAKEFIELD, daughter of E. W. WAKEFIELD, moved to the Territory of Montana. It does not give any other information as to where in Montana, just that she died in 1871. We do not know if she married or not or where she was buried. [See notes for E. W. WAKEFIELD]

(2463) Columbus Gillett Wakefield, Rev., son of Elhanen Winchester and Candance (Gillett) Wakefield, was born 24 Dec 1839 and married 22 Sep 1870 in Lawrence Co, OH, (2498) Sarah A. Doty. Columbus Gillett, Rev., died 31 Oct 1876.

From Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of WAKEFIELD
By: Homer WAKEFIELD, M. D. 1897

Page 64 COLUMBUS GILLETT WAKEFIELD-b. 11 Oct 1843, attended Ohio University at Athens and taught in public school and became a minister, died 31 Oct. 1876.

1870 Lawrence Co., OH Census – Elizabeth Twp.

WAKEFIELD Columbus 27 Storekeeper OH living alone

From Ironton Tribune 9 Nov 1876:
C. G. WAKEFIELD died 27 Sept 1876 and he was employed by Etna Furnace and was of Mr. C. DOTY family.

Marriage Recorded Lawrence Co., OH Book 10 Page 138