Friday, April 25, 2014

52 Ancestors: #17- John William Doyle (1829-1898)

John William Doyle was born in Belmont County, Ohio in February 1829, I believe.  At this time his parents are not known.  A marriage record dated 27 October 1850 in Marshall County, Virginia (which is now West Virginia) shows John Doyle marrying Rebecca Johnson.  In the 1850 census, it appears that both John and Rebecca are in the same household.  So were they living together before they were married?  Just curious.

John and Rebecca had four children that I know of:
Wiley Augustus Doyle (1851 VA/WV- 1924 CO) married Melissa Jane Adams
Mary Emma Doyle (1853-1933) who married Oliver Bryan (I wrote about them earlier)
William Franklin “Frank” Doyle (1856 OH-1928 CO) who married Dora Cleo                  Speckelmire/Specklemier, or other variations of the spelling
James Bruce Doyle (1856 IL-1911 CO) who married Della Ann Speckelmire (various also). 

Yes, the two ladies were sisters, daughters of John Calvin Speckelmire and Charity Mullen.  And there are SOOO many different ways I've found this last name spelled.

In 1858 Rebecca died in Randolph County, Illinois.  I am looking for cemetery records for her.

In September 1862, John enlisted in Company A, 110th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  He was discharged in June 1865, at the end of the Civil War.  John and his children lived in Jefferson County, Illinois in 1870, but moved to Rawlins County, Kansas, before 1880.

John William Doyle died in January 1898 in Rawlins County, Kansas and was buried in the Achilles Cemetery in Rawlins County.

I would like to collaborate with anyone researching any of these people. 

I would like to thank Amy Johnson Crow of   No Story Too Small  for encouraging us in our writing attempts for our ancestors.  This is the address in case the link doesn't work.  I missed my deadline one week, but this has been a great incentive for me to organize at least a little bit of information about each ancestor on a regular basis.  And, Amy also has been compiling a list every week in a recap.  This list is of all of those blogs and surnames that we have been writing about.  So, I check down the list every week to see if someone else has written about any of those people that I'm also researching.  Thank you, Amy.

GRIP 2015 Classes

What a surprise in my email box last night.  GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) announced that it will have TWO sessions next summer (2015), with two weeks in between.  How exciting!!!  Check here for all of the information.  GRIP 2015 classes  Also, as you can see, there are a few seats open in some of the 2014 classes. 

If you have questions about GRIP, you can contact the coordinators, Elissa or Debbie OR I'll be glad to tell you about my wonderful experiences the past two years and how much I'm looking forward to July in Pittsburgh, AGAIN.