Misc. Wakefield

Misc. Wakefield Families

Submitted by Martha J. Kounse

(2499) Nancy Wakefield, daughter of Benjamin Austin and Parthenia (Judd) Wakefield, was born 1835 in OH.

(2501) Austen Wakefield, son of Benjamin Austin and Parthenia (Judd) Wakefield, was born 1841 in OH.

(2502) Catherine Wakefield, daughter of Benjamin Austin and Parthenia (Judd) Wakefield, was born 1844 in OH.

(2503) Rhoda Wakefield, daughter of Benjamin Austin and Parthenia (Judd) Wakefield, was born 1849 in OH.

(8462) M. D. Wakefield, son of Benjamin Austin and Parthenia (Judd) Wakefield, was born 1842 in OH.
1860 Lawrence Co., OH Census Windsor Twp.

(8460) Mahala Wakefield, daughter of Benjamin Austin and Parthenia (Judd) Wakefield, was born 1849 in OH.
1860 Lawrence Co., OH Census Windsor Twp.

(2506) Benjamin Wakefield, Jr, son of Benjamin Austin and Providence J. (James) Wakefield, was born 1855 in OH.

(2507) Tolbat Wakefield, son of Benjamin Austin and Providence J. (James) Wakefield, was born 1856 in OH.

(2508) Cora B Wakefield, daughter of Benjamin Austin and Providence J. (James) Wakefield, was born 1859 in OH.

(2509) George Wakefield, son of Benjamin Austin and Providence J. (James) Wakefield, was born 1861 in OH.

(2510) John Wakefield, son of Benjamin Austin and Providence J. (James) Wakefield, was born 1859 in OH.

(8318) Florence Holroyd, daughter of Oliver Cromwell and Martha (Told) Holroyd, was born 1881 and married 1898, (8319) John A. C. Corn, Minister, son of Jesse and Louisa (Doddridge) Corn.
Children:
8463 Frankie Corn

(2424) Dortha Wakefield, daughter of James Merrill and Millie Gertrude (Hayzlett) Wakefield, married (2426) Cody Anderson. Cody died 26 Apr 1953 in MO.
Children:
2427 Sally Anderson
2429 Janie Anderson
2428 Nancy Anderson

(2388) Merrill H. Wakefield, son of James Merrill and Millie Gertrude (Hayzlett) Wakefield, was born 25 Jan 1926 in Carthage, Jasper Co, MO, and married 27 Dec 1947 in Joplin, MO, (2389) Jerene LaVae Jackson, daughter of Mr., and Mrs, () Jackson, who was born 29 Jan 1922 in Garnett, KS.
Children:
2386 Daniel C. Wakefield b. 26 Feb 1951
2408*Martha Kay Wakefield b. 23 Oct 1953
2409*James Earl Wakefield b. 22 Feb 1957
2410 Sandra H. Wakefield b. 25 Feb 1942

(2432) Chester M. Wakefield, son of Chester Elhanan and Mary (Guthrie) Wakefield, married (2433) Mary.
Children:
2434 Mike Wakefield

(8465) Mary Brammer, daughter of William and Frankie (Corn) Brammer, was born 16 Aug 1920 and married (8470) Frederick Brown.
She also married 15 Jul 1985, (726) John L. Jones. John L. was also married to Lucinda.
She also married (15638) Thomas L. Taylor.
Children:
8472*William L. Taylor
She also married 15 Jul 1985, (15640) John L. Jones.

(5007) Nancy Blankenship, daughter of Beverly and Nancy (Anderson) Blankenship, was born about 1790 and married 29 Dec 1814, (5006) Richard Sharp, son of Richard Sharp, who was born about 1775/1780. Richard died about 1843. Richard was also married to Spouse unknown.
Children:
5004 Leonard Sharp b.c 1820

(5003) Matilda Sharp, daughter of Leonard and Rebecca (Layne) Sharp, was born 1845 in Lawrence Co, OH, and married 10 Feb 1865, (4999) John H. Murnahan, son of John and Mary Ann (King) Murnahan, who was born 26 Sep 1846 in Lawrence Co, OH. Matilda died 2 Jun 1882 in Lawrence Co, OH. John H. died about 1890 in Lawrence Co, OH.
Children:
5012 Benjamin LeRoy Murnahan b. 19 Dec 1880 d. 20 Aug 1971

(2442) Mary (Polly) Wakefield, son of William and Sarah (Hosea) Wakefield, was born 2 Apr 1790. Mary (Polly) died 1 May 1845 in Reading, MASS.

(2447) Mary Wakefield, daughter of William and Sarah (Hosea) Wakefield, was born 12 Apr 1835 in Windsor, Lawrence Co, OH, and married 20 Apr 1856 in Lawrence Co, OH, (2495) Clinton Forgey, son of Alexander and Lucy (Elkins) Forgey.

Not known for sure if this is the correct Mary WAKEFIELD. According the the Lawrence Co., History Book-mk
     Grandma died when I was only 3 years old but was a brave woman, writes Kathleen Forgey b. 1908. A thimping noise in their attic was explained as the “Forgey Ghost”. However, one night Grandma and her oldest daughter, being alone, decided to investigate the strange noise and with a shotgun and an oil lamp this fearless woman mounted the stairs and stared into the face of a snarling bobcat. He then escaped through a hole, I’m glad Grandma didn’t fire the gun.

IRONTON REGISTER 26 Apr 1906
     Mrs. Mary WAKEFIELD FORGEY was born in Windsor township, this county 12 Apr 1835. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin WAKEFIELD. All of Mrs. FORGEY’S brothers and sisters, now living, except Mr. T.J. WAKEFIELD of Lake Charles, LA, were present at this Golden wedding. They are Kate L. DYE; Dustin, Frank, George and Dr. J.D. WAKEFIELD.
-See Clinton FORGEY’S notes for additional information.-
      Grandpa Forgey, writes Katheen Forgey (b. 1908) in the Lawrence Co, Oh History Book, was a Republican and was elected twice as County Commissioners. His Brother, William, practiced law in Ironton, but died at the age of 35. Several Forgeys immigrated to America from Ireland before the Rev War. We believe my Great-great grandfather, James Forgey, was born shortly after his immigration and settled in PA. He had a brother, Hugh, and a son, Alexander, who became my great-grandfather. Alexander died at age 80, 5 Mar 1878 and is buried in the Forgey Cem on Ohio 775. Alexander had nine sons, one of them was my grandfather, Clinton. He and seven of his brothers fought in the Civil War and were all noted for their bravery. One of them Alexander, died of wounds received in the Battle of Shiloh . Great-Uncle Hugh helped built the Forgey Church, now known as Union Church and he also helped built the first schoolhouse in Union Twp.

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MR. AND MRS. CLINTON FORGEY CELEBRATED FRIDAY

Ironton Register 26 Apr 1906
      It is rarely permitted a man and woman to travel along life’s pathway hand in hand as husband and wife for half a century of time, and when it does happen it is an event which should be marked with a yellow stone, yellow because it is the emblematic color of the anniversary which thus occurs………………… Such has been the history of Mr. & Mrs. Clinton FORGEY of South Point, OH, who on Friday April 20, 1906, were granted this great favor of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. A large number of relatives and friends of the happy couple gathered at their hospitable home during the day to help them fittingly celebrate the occasion………………… They raised a family of eleven children, the oldest being 49 years and the youngest 26, and all are well and happy, although scattered and living in many states. This accounts for the fact that not all the children were permitted the be present, but all sent substantial tokens of love and esteem. Promptly at noon, the guests, nearly one hundred in number, were invited to the dining room where the following delicious dinner was tastily served by Mrs. FORGEY’S daughters, Miss LIllie FORGEY, Mrs. J.H. O’NEILL, Mrs. E.G COX, and Mrs. B.F. FORGEY, assisted by Misses Ethel and Della COX, Miss Jennie CHATFIELD, Mrs. Ed ELKINS, Mrs. Chas. W. ANKRIM, Mrs. James FERGUSON AND Mrs. Kate DYE. (MENU)
       Mr. & Mrs. FORGEY’S children are Mrs. Ophella HUFFMAN, Newton Kansas; Jesse L. Proctorville; Edgar T.; William S.; and Charles H., of Morgan City, LA; Mrs. E.G. COX, Ensee; Mrs. J.H. O’NEIL, N. Kenova; Benjamin F., Ironton; Millard F., Mahan, WV; Lillian R., and Maurice H. at home. Clinton FORGEY was born in Union township, this county, 12 Sep 1831, and spent the greater portion of his life in the region of the old FORGEY homestead on Indian Guyan. He is the son of Alexander FORGEY and Lucy (ELKINS) FORGEY, pioneer residents of this county, both of whom were born prior to the year 1800. His father worked at the Salt Works on Kanawha river in West Virginia and out of the proceeds of his labor he purchased from time to time the splendid farm now owned by Hugh FORGEY just back of Proctorville. He passed through all the vacissitudes incident to the settlement of a new country. In this family there nine brothers and one sister, all of whom have gone to that other world except Clinton and Hugh. The home of Mr. & Mrs. Clinton FORGEY has long been synonym in Lawrence county for genuine hospitality and kindness, esp. to the way-faring man. Few indeed who have not at some time broken bread with them, and the only regret we heard them mention on this happy occasion was that they were not able to have more of their friends with them.
NOTE: This is a large article and I left a lot of it out-mk.

Children:
2844*Ophella Forgey
2845*Jesse L. Forgey
2846*Edgar T. Forgey
2847*William S. Forgey
2848*Charles H. Forgey
2849*E. G. Forgey, Mrs.
2850*J. H. Forgey, Mrs.
2851*Benjamin Forgey
2852*Millard F. Forgey
2853*Lillie Forgey
2854*Maurice Forgey