Abednigo Lawellin (1836 Randolph Co. IN - 1915 Anderson Co KS), Jepthat (his brother)

Billie Harris - Mar 14, 2012

 LAWELLIN, Abednigo - Died Nov. 20, 1915, and was born June 16, 1836 in Randolph County, IN.   In 1857, he and his parents, three brothers and two sisters came to Anderson County, Kansas, and settled in Jackson Township, on the farm on which he lived up to the time of his death.   He was the last member of the family to cross over the River.
Not long after he came here, he married Miss Martha SANDLIN, and to them were born two daughters.   The mother passed away shortly after the birth of the second daughter.   In 1865, Mr. LAWELLIN and Rebecca SEVERN were married, and three daughters and two sons were born to them.   Two of the children died at an early age, and the mother soon followed them.
Deceased lived to a ripe age, and was seventy-nine years, five months and four days old when he died.
He leaves a son, Wesley B. and four daughters, Mrs. Rachel SMITH, Mrs. Mary NICKELSON, Mrs. IDA RAYMOND and Mrs. Cythia ASKENS, eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to mourn their great loss.   All his children were with him when he passed away.
The funeral services were conducted at the home, Monday morning, Nov. 22nd, Rev. H.A. Church, of Baldwin, conducting the services.   A large number of of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had been so long among us, and who was highly esteemed   by everyone who knew him, and many followed him to his last resting place, in the West Scipio cemetery, by the side of his loved ones who have gone before.
Mr. LAWELLIN was an ideal citizen.   He was a man of unsullied honor and the strictest integrity, and all who knew him had the utmost confidence in his word.   In his death, the community suffers a distinct loss.

"As precious one from us has gone;
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God, in His wisdom, has recalled
The bloom his love has given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven."
Cards of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to those who assisted us during the illness and after the death of our dear father, for the words of sympathy in this dark hour and for the beautiful floral offerings. Wesley B. LAWELLIN and Family, Mrs. Rachel SMITH and Family, Mrs. J. T. NICKELSON and Family Mrs, Will ASKEN and Family

 LAWELLIN, Erma- July 7, 1927, drowned in Cedar Creek, near the dam, Sunday afternoon.   She went to the creek with her mother, Mrs. O.A.   LAWELLIN, and Mrs. DeArmond, and Charles MANLOVE.   Erma and Mr. MANLOVE were in the shallow water splashing each other, and she stepped backward into deep water.   Mr. MANLOVE tried to save her, but she pulled him down fighting to get out, and he went down helpless also.   Mrs. Dearmond ran into the water and as MANLOVE was going down the third time, she managed to reach out with one hand and hang onto the boat nearly.   Erma did not come back up to the surface.   After considerable exertion, Mr. MANLOVE was revived, and Mrs. DeArmond ran for help to a farm house, but there was no telephone, and she ran to another, losing forty-five minutes before help arrived.   W.E. BATES went out in his taxi, and the body of the girl was soon recovered.   Funeral at U.P. Church, July 5. Pallbearers and singers were from the senior girls class.   She was born on a farm near Garnett.   She was the oldest child, and ready for the eighth grade.   She is survived by parents, two brothers. and a sister, all four grandparents and a great grandparent.   Mrs. J. A. (should be J.M. ??) , O.A. , said that she knew that her daughter Erma died July 3, and that the people join her in prayer that the message reach her son and he return to his family.

 LAWELLIN, Jepthat -A Pioneer and Patriarch Passed "Over The River"...Jeptha W. LAWELLIN, one of the "landmarks" or pioneers, of Anderson County, has gone to his reward in test "Unknown Country" he has gone to meet those dear ones who proceded him years ago. Mr. LAWELLIN closed his eyes in the sleep that knows no awakening Saturday evening about 5 o'clock and his soul passed from the scenes of over half century of activity. Deceased was seventy-three years of age on the 4th day of this month Mr. LAWELLIN's life was an active one until a few years ago, when his age, couple with the infirmities brought on by hard work in earlier years, made it impossible for him to continue his work on the farm; but he continued to live on the old home place until a few weeks ago, when he was brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. John PARSONS, where he breathed his last. About nine years ago he gave over the work of conducting the farm to his sons.   During those nine years he suffers a great deal.   Two or three years ago, if we remember right, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. Notwithstanding his pain and suffering, he was always cheerful and had a kind word for everybody.   He never complained of his own suffering, and from his own mouth one never knew he suffered.
During the past two years, Mr. LAWELLIN has spent a good deal of time visiting his daughter Mrs. LAIZURE, who lives near Lamar, MO, but for some months has been on the old home place, on, or near Cedar Creek.
Mr. LAWELLIN was converted nearly fifty years ago, and he has lived a consistant Christian life ever since. His house was often thrown open to the people of his neighborhood for religious worship, and the "man of God" who braved the hardships of pioneer life to "carry the glad tidings of great joy" during those troublesome times- the times that tried men's souls- always found a haven of rest at the LAWELLIN home. Mrs. LAWELLIN, who shared the privations and hardships of pioneer life with her husband, died about twent-three years ago, and Mr. LAWELLIN did not marry again, but all of his love and tenderness went out to his children, whom he tried to raise in the "fear of God" or, more properly speaking, in the LOVE of God.   That he succeeded is proven by the life and career of his children.
Another obit.....
Died Dec. 14, aged 73 y. 11d.   He grew to manhood in Randolph County, (Indiana), then moved to Ft. Madison, Iowa, in 1855, and came to Kansas in 1857.   He homesteaded in Jackson Twp. (Anderson County, KS.) and has lived there ever since.   When he came there the principle inhabitants of the county were a few pioneers settlers and many wild Indians.   Churches and schools were unknown as we think of them now.   The first Sunday school and church was held at his father's house, and later at his house.   He united in early life with the Methodist Episcopal Church.   Nine years he was stricken with paralysis.   He leaves two brothers, A., Jackson Twp.; David, Oswego; and eight children, Mrs. NORTON, Bismark, ND.; B.B.;   Mrs. PARSON, and M.C., Garnett; Mrs. LAISURE, Lamar, MO; W.S., Goulty, OK; G.R., Baldwin, and Frank Jackson Twp.

 LAWELLIN, Jeremiah S. Oct. 17th, 1873   Mr. Jeremiah LAWELLIN, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died of inflammation of the stomach last Friday. Aged about fifty.

 LAWELLIN, John- Dec. 20, 1928- John Meshach LAWELLIN was born in Iowa, July 8, 1857 and   moved to Kansas with his parents, Jeremiah and Rebecca.   They moved to a farm NW of Garnett. His afther died in 1873, and his mother in 1907. He lived most of his life on the farm, except two years in Canada, and one in South Dakato. He Married mary Jane HAMILTON at Richmond, Kansas, September 25, 1888, and two sons wer born, Delos and O.A. He   died December 13 at his home in Garnett, ages 71y, 5m, 5d. Funeral at U.B. Church Saturday.

 LAWELLIN, Mary -   Mary Lucinda LAWELLIN died February 26, 1944 at Fort Benton, Montana, age 80 years. Funeral at Farris Funeral Home March 01,   and burial in West Scipio Cemetery. Daughter of Martha and Abednago LAWELLIN, born June 1 1863, in Anderson County where she spent most of her life.   In 1885, she married Jobe T. NICKELSON.   Five children, Maude, Dora DOLL, Wesley and Jerry, and Mildred PLAISTED.   Her husband and oldest daughter preceded her.   She was a member of Organized Church of the Latter Day Saints.

LAWELLIN, Marion Crawford, former Mayor from 1928-34, and businessman at Garnett, and one-time Judge of Anderson County, died quietly at his home on W. 4th, November 09, 1937.   Funeral at the Methodist Church, Wednesday.   Survived by Mrs. A. J. NEIL, Mrs. Clarke JACKSON, Garnett, and M.M. LAWELLIN, Tulsa.   Wife died July 09, 1931.   He was born in a log cabin 4 miles NW of Garnett, December 04, 1866, son of J. W. and Mary Jane LAWELLIN.   He married May Ellen WYCOFFin 1893.   He taught scholl several years, served as probate judge 1906-10 and was in the abstracting business with son-in-law Clarke JACKSON.   He was an acive Democrat, and served as elector in Electoral College when Woodrow WILSON won second term in 1916.   He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen, Royal Neighbors, Eastern Star and Community Church.   Burial at Garnett.  

 LAWELLIN, Martha M. was born near Garnett, February 18, 1859 and died October 15, 1927.   She married   John B. PARSON, April 4, 1880.   She was 69y, 1m, 27d and a pioneer of Anderson Co. Survived by husband and son George PARSON.   Funeral at Christian Church, Monday.


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He was probably the son of Benjamin and grandson of Meshach and Hannah.   These are thought to be the descendants of Shadrach and Deborah (Burson) Lewallen.

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21st Battalion 1918 Kansas - Delot Lawellin and Marion Lawellin

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Descendants of Nancy (Paul) Hamilton

Generation No. 1

       1.   Nancy3 Paul   (Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born March 05, 1847 in Madison Twp., Scioto Co., OH, and died April 11, 1928 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.   She married William Duncan Hamilton December 26, 1869 in Anderson Co., KS, son of L. Hamilton and Mary.   He was born May 28, 1848 in Cobden, Union Co., IL, and died August 15, 1925 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

Children of Nancy Paul and William Hamilton are:

+       2                 i.     Mary Jane4 Hamilton, born June 05, 1872 in Anderson Co., KS; died May 30, 1954 in Larned, Pawnee Co., KS.

+       3                 ii.     Perris Augustus Hamilton, born February 02, 1875 in Monroe Twp., Anderson Co., KS; died May 28, 1914 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

       4               iii.     Elizabeth May "Lizzie" Hamilton, born January 09, 1878 in Union Co., IL; died March 1952 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.   She married (1) Benjamin W. Knight June 10, 1919 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; born April 04, 1868 in Clifty, IN; died November 1923 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.   She married (2) Lewis "Lou" Kneese January 25, 1930 in Anderson Co., KS; born September 05, 1866 in McDonald Co., IL; died February 11, 1948 in nr Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

+       5               iv.     George Washington Hamilton, born August 11, 1880 in Union Co., IL; died October 1972.

       6                 v.     Lida Lorena Hamilton, born July 28, 1883 in Anderson Co., KS; died July 1985 in Richmond , Franklin Co., KS.   She married Wesley Benjamin Lawellin March 20, 1918; born December 17, 1868 in Kansas .

       7               vi.     Clara Leota Hamilton, born June 03, 1886 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died June 28, 1994 in Richmond, Franklin Co., KS.

+       8               vii.     William Thomas Hamilton, born October 30, 1889 in near Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died May 26, 1969 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

+       9             viii.     Charles Elile Hamilton, born February 26, 1894 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died March 21, 1957 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Generation No. 2

       2.   Mary Jane4 Hamilton (Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born June 05, 1872 in Anderson Co., KS, and died May 30, 1954 in Larned, Pawnee Co., KS.   She married John Meshach Lawellin September 25, 1888 in Richmond , Franklin Co., KS, son of Jeremiah Lawellin and Rebecca Woodward.   He was born July 08, 1857 in Iowa , and died December 13, 1928 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

Children of Mary Hamilton and John Lawellin are:

+       10               i.     Delos Lawellin5, born May 10, 1891 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died January 08, 1959 in Iola, Allen Co., KS.

+       11               ii.     Oney Alvin Lawellin, born October 03, 1893 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died November 1969.

       3.   Perris Augustus4 Hamilton (Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) Gus was born February 2, 1875 in Monroe twp., Anderson Co., Kansas, and died May 28, 1914 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, son of William D. Hamilton and Nancy Paul.. He lived with his parents till 1905 when he went to Lawrence, Kansas, and learned the stone-cutter trade. Work was slack and he went to work in ditching and tilling for two years. He was working in Salt Lake City when the panic of 1907 came and the company went out of business. He then went to Tucumcari, New Mexico and filed homestead on 280 acres and, with the exception of a few months work on 4th Avenue bridge on Cedar Creek, stayed on his homestead, where he died of apoplexy induced by over exertion. His body was returned to his family and buried in Garnett City Cemetery in Anderson Co., Kansas. Perris never married.

       5.   George Washington4 Hamilton (Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born August 11, 1880 in Union Co., IL, and died October 1972.   He married Ada Isadore Wickersham April 1908 in Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS, daughter of Frank Wickersham and Rhoda Standiford.   She was born November 17, 1887 in Kansas , and died January 27, 1973 in Alameda Co, CA    

Children of George Hamilton and Ada Wickersham are:

       12               i.     Vera Aileen5 Hamilton, born February 05, 1913 in Lawrence, KS; died August 10, 1997 in San Joaquin Co., CA.   She married (1) William Wayne Sherburne November 08, 1933 in Topeka , KS .   She married (2) Raymond Cosby August 06, 1946.

+       13               ii.     Ralph Elvin Hamilton, born June 15, 1915 in Topeka , KS .

       8.   William Thomas4 Hamilton (Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born October 30, 1889 in near Garnett, Anderson Co., KS, and died May 26, 1969 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.   He married Gertrude Blanche McClanahan February 20, 1918.   She was born August 02, 1899, and died October 13, 1982.

Children of William Hamilton and Gertrude McClanahan are:

       14               i.     Anna Laura5 Hamilton, born July 26, 1918; died August 22, 1993.   She married Kenneth Potter.

+       15               ii.     Opal Hamilton .

       16             iii.     Dorothy Hamilton.   She married Schrock.

       17             iv.     Robert Hamilton.

       18               v.     Franklin Hamilton.

       19             vi.     James Hamilton.

       9.   Charles Elile4 Hamilton (Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born February 26, 1894 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS, and died March 21, 1957 in Los Angeles Co., CA.   He married Clara Louise Roeglin September 05, 1916, daughter of Robert Roeglin and Amelia Drewanz.   She was born June 19, 1892 in Wilton Twp., Waseca Co., MN, and died February 07, 1990 in Sonoma Co., CA.

Children of Charles Hamilton and Clara Roeglin are:

       20               i.     Leonard Charles5 Hamilton, born July 16, 1918 in Waseca, Waseca Co., MN; died November 20, 1990 in Kern Co., CA.   He married Betsy; born January 03, 1918.

       21               ii.     Lucile Alta Hamilton, born January 16, 1921 in Minnesota .

       22             iii.     Rodney Roeglin Hamilton, born October 19, 1923 in Minnesota .

Generation No. 3

       10.   Delos Lawellin5 (Mary Jane4 Hamilton, Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born May 10, 1891 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS, and died January 08, 1959 in Iola, Allen Co., KS.   He married Mabel Clair Scott February 22, 1914 in Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS.   She was born October 17, 1895 in Kansas , and died May 08, 1983.

Children of Delos Lawellin and Mabel Scott are:

       23               i.     Pearl Margaret6 Lawellin, born December 02, 1915 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died April 14, 1986 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.   She married James Barnett September 14, 1952 in Chanute , KS .

       24               ii.     John Scott Lawellin, born August 11, 1917 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died September 13, 1918 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

       25             iii.     Nellie Viola Lawellin, born June 27, 1919 in Kansas ; died March 21, 1998.   She married Hawley.

       26             iv.     Lawrence Lawellin, born Bet. 1920 - 1921.

       27               v.     Lois Lawellin, born Bet. 1922 - 1923.   She married Elton Bishop May 21, 1939.

       28             vi.     Lloyd Lawellin, born Bet. 1924 - 1925.   He married Jane Hayt December 19, 1942.

+       29             vii.     Mary E. Lawellin, born Bet. 1926 - 1927.

       30           viii.     Ilena Florence Lawellin, born 1930.   She married Melvin L. Miller June 08, 1946 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

       31               ix.     Shirley Lawellin.

       32               x.     Junior Lawellin.

       33               xi.     Ralph Lawellin.

       11.   Oney Alvin5 Lawellin (Mary Jane4 Hamilton, Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born October 03, 1893 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS, and died November 1969.   He married Blanche Myrtle Roush February 22, 1913.   She was born June 08, 1891 in Johnson Co., KS, and died November 30, 1944 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

Children of Oney Lawellin and Blanche Roush are:

       34               i.     Erma Agnes6 Lawellin, born September 19, 1913; died July 03, 1927 in Cedar Creek west of Garnett, Anderson, KS.

       35               ii.     Clara Lawellin, born 1915.   She married Rust.

       36             iii.     Alvin Lawellin, born 1918.

       37             iv.     Clarence Orval Lawellin, born April 24, 1921 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS; died November 30, 1941 in Garnett, Anderson Co., KS.

       13.   Ralph Elvin5 Hamilton (George Washington4, Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born June 15, 1915 in Topeka , KS .   He married Saylor.  

Child of Ralph Hamilton and Saylor is:

       38               i.     Daughter6 Hamilton .

       15.   Opal5 Hamilton (William Thomas4, Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1)   She married Kenneth Mowat, son of Mark Mowat.  

Child of Opal Hamilton and Kenneth Mowat is:

       39               i.     Glen Dale6 Mowat, born July 10, 1940; died December 29, 1940.

Generation No. 4

       29.   Mary E.6 Lawellin (Delos Lawellin5, Mary Jane4 Hamilton, Nancy3 Paul, Peris Augustus2, Peter1) was born Bet. 1926 - 1927.   She married Clarence Leroy Twombly April 1945, son of Leroy Twombley and Lena McAlexander.   He was born August 16, 1917 in Kansas , and died December 30, 1977 in Topeka , Shawnee Co., KS  

Child of Mary Lawellin and Clarence Twombly is:

       40               i.     Robert Leroy7 Twombly, living.