William Dilts is my gg-grandfather. Below is a three generation genealogy report. I would appreciate any help - especially on the ancestors of William Dilts. Likewise, I would be happy to share what I have.
Descendants of William Dilts
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 DILTS was born Abt. 1819 in Pennsylvania. He married HANNAH KELL Jun 5, 1845 in Richmond Co., Ohio, daughter of WILLIAM KELL and ELIZABETH ???. She was born Abt. 1821 in Pennsylvania.
Children of WILLIAM DILTS and HANNAH KELL are:
2. i. LEVI2 DILTS, b. Abt. 1842, Ohio.
ii. MARTHA A. DILTS, b. Abt. 1844, Ohio.
3. iii. SARAH J. DILTS, b. Mar 1846, Ohio.
4. iv. ELBRIDGE GAYLORD DILTS, b. Oct 23, 1848, Richland Co., Ohio; d. Feb 13, 1918, Emporia, Kansas.
v. GEORGE DILTS, b. Abt. 1853, Iowa.
vi. SAMUEL DILTS, b. Abt. 1855, Iowa.
5. vii. DANIEL DILTS, b. Abt. 1858, Iowa.
Generation No. 2
2. LEVI2 DILTS (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1842 in Ohio. He married KATE ???. She was born Abt. 1859 in Iowa.
Children of LEVI DILTS and KATE ??? are:
i. MAGGIE3 DILTS, b. 1878, Iowa.
ii. MARY DILTS, b. 1879, Iowa.
3. SARAH J.2 DILTS (WILLIAM1) was born Mar 1846 in Ohio. She married WILLIAM G. MCELREA. He was born May 1828 in Maryland.
Children of SARAH DILTS and WILLIAM MCELREA are:
i. FRANCIS3 MCELREA, b. Abt. 1867.
ii. MARTHA MCELREA, b. Abt. 1869.
iii. CHARLES MCELREA, b. Abt. 1870.
iv. EMMA MCELREA, b. Abt. 1873.
v. CARRIE B. MCELREA, b. Apr 1876.
vi. THOMAS MCELREA, b. Apr 1879.
vii. CHESTER A. MCELREA, b. Feb 1882.
4. ELBRIDGE GAYLORD2 DILTS (WILLIAM1) was born Oct 23, 1848 in Richland Co., Ohio1, and died Feb 13, 1918 in Emporia, Kansas1. He married ELIZA JANE RIGGLE Feb 5, 1870 in Knoxville, Marion Co., Iowa1, daughter of ABRAHAM RIGGLE and JULIA SIMMONS. She was born Jan 16, 1853 in Ohio1, and died Oct 6, 1914 in 5 miles N.E. of Emporia, Kansas1.
Notes for ELBRIDGE GAYLORD DILTS:
The following narrative was taken from "The Dilts Family History" compiled by Donna Sue Titel Dilts about 1991
"ELBRIDGE GAYLORD AND ELIZA JANE RIGGLE DILTS
Elbridge left home when he was 16 and joined the Cavalry to serve in the Civil War. (Enlistment record states he was 18.) He entered at Davonport, Iowa on 30 September 1864 into Company M, 5th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry and was mustered out on 17 June 1865 at Nashville , Tennessee. When he entered the cavalry his physical description was listed as follows: hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion and five foot five inches tall.
On 5 February 1870 he married Eliza Jane Riggle at Marion County, Iowa. They were married by Wm. G. McElree who was married to Sarah J. Dilts, Elbridge's sister. They lived in Iowa for several years before moving to Missouri in late 1886 or early 1887.
Nine children were born in Iowa. Lillian the fifth child died at the age of two weeks and I presume she is buried in Marion County, Iowa. Four more children were born to this union in Nodaway County, Missouri. All of the children married except Lucy who passed away following her 18th birthday and is buried at Graham, Missouri. The 22 of July, 1904, the day of Lucy's death was also a day of birth for Julia Dilts Linville's daughter. Elbridge asked Julia to name her Lucy in honor of his Lucy which Julia and Delta did. She is now Lucy Marie Linville Powell still living at the age of 87 in Washington, Kansas.
After living in Missouri for twenty-five years, 1886 or 1887 to 1911, they came to Kansas, Lyon County to be near most of their children.
Three years after arriving in Lyon County, Eliza Jane passed away and then four years later Elbridge passed away. They are both buried five miles southwest of Emporia. My father-in-law, Orville Harold Dilts, before he passed away told me he could remember the funeral of Elbridge. He remembered the casket being placed on a wagon, draped in black and pulled by mules to the cemetery.
As the children married, all of them except Gaylord moved away from Missouri. Gaylord stayed at Skidmore which is located in Holt County, the county bordering Nodaway County on the west."
Elbridge died at home at 201 Commercial Emporia, Kansas
Children of ELBRIDGE DILTS and ELIZA RIGGLE are:
i. GAYLORD3 DILTS, b. Jul 18, 1871, Iowa; d. Feb 22, 1924, Skidmore, Missouri; m. ELIZA A. BROWN, Jun 14, 1914.
ii. WILLIAM DILTS, b. Oct 30, 1872, Iowa; d. May 24, 1949, Shell City, Missouri; m. MARY ELLEN LYNCH, Mar 14, 1894, Seymour, Missouri2; b. Feb 25, 1870, Branchville, Indiana; d. Jul 14, 1948, Shell City, Missouri.
iii. ISABELLE DILTS, b. Sep 5, 1874, Iowa; d. Mar 21, 1967, Grand Island, Nebraska; m. THOMAS JACKSON WILLIS, Jun 15, 1890, Missouri; b. Oct 1866, Missouri; d. Grand Island, Nebraska.
More About ISABELLE DILTS:
Burial: Grand Island Cemetery
iv. NELLIE DILTS, b. Apr 4, 1876, Iowa; d. Apr 29, 1969, Portland, Oregon; m. ALFRED J. RAPHEAL, Aug 2, 1895; d. Dec 15, 1970.
Notes for NELLIE DILTS:
The following note was taken from the "Dilts Family Record" compiled by Donna Sue "Titel" Dilts about 1991.
" Nellie Dilts was born in Iowa, the fourth child of Elbridge and Eliza Jane Dilts. The marriage record kept in the Dilts Family Bible (in this book, page 34) has Nellie being married on 2 August, 1895. In 1914, 1918, and 1924 her last name was listed as Stacy in the obituaries. In 1938 her last name was Raphael, in 1950 Reed and then in 1961 it was listed as Raphael again. I obtained the death notice from the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon and it listed her last name as Raphael and her husband as Albert J. To any of the relatives I've talked to, Nellie did not have any children to their knowledge."
More About NELLIE DILTS:
Burial: Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon
v. LILLIAN DILTS, b. Apr 9, 1878, Iowa; d. Apr 23, 1879, Iowa.
vi. JULIA DILTS, b. Jan 7, 1880, Clarinda, Iowa; d. Apr 7, 1950, Beloit, Kansas; m. DELTA PEARL LINVILLE, Feb 8, 1899, Skidmore, Missouri; b. Sep 2, 1874, Near Skidmore, Missouri; d. Jun 22, 1944, Topeka, Kansas.
vii. BESSIE MAY DILTS, b. Nov 2, 1881, Iowa; d. Jan 7, 1974, Oregon City, Oregon; m. GEORGE ANDERSON CUNNINGHAM, Jun 2, 1902, Sedalia, Missouri; b. Mar 11, 1877, Sedalia, Missouri; d. Mar 17, 1954, Portland, Oregon.
More About GEORGE ANDERSON CUNNINGHAM:
Burial: Redlands Cemetery, Redland, Oregon
viii. LOTTIE DILTS, b. Apr 10, 1884, Clarinda, Iowa; d. Jan 14, 1972, Olpe, Kansas; m. HENRY ALLEN, Oct 15, 1903, Quitman, Missouri; b. Jun 15, 1879; d. 1943, Olpe, Kansas.
ix. LUCY DILTS, b. Jul 18, 1886, Iowa; d. Jul 22, 1904, Missouri.
x. PETER KEITH DILTS, b. Dec 13, 1888, Missouri; d. Mar 30, 1960, Mound City, Missouri; m. PEARL MITCHELL, Jul 5, 1909, Missouri.
xi. MARTHA CATHERN DILTS, b. Sep 4, 1890, Maryville, Missouri; d. Jul 16, 1914, Emporia, Kansas; m. (1) FRED LENT, Nov 20, 1909, Missouri; m. (2) ORICK HUEY, Feb 9, 1914.
Notes for MARTHA CATHERN DILTS:
Died at her parents home 3 mi NE of Emporia, Lyon Co., KS
xii. MARY ELLEN DILTS, b. May 3, 1892, Graham, Missouri3,3; d. May 21, 1938, Emporia, Kansas3; m. JOHN BENTON BEYER, Aug 21, 1911, Emporia, Kansas3; b. Nov 29, 1876, Danville, Montour Co., Pennsylvania4; d. Jun 6, 1958, Saffordville, Kansas.
Notes for JOHN BENTON BEYER:
(1) Came to Kansas in 1878 from Danville, Pennsylvania with his parents
(2) Died at home 5 mi. S. of Saffordville, Chase Co., Kansas
Marriage Notes for MARY DILTS and JOHN BEYER:
Married by W. W. Parker, Probate Judge of Emporia, Kansas
xiii. AUDREY DILTS, b. May 23, 1894, Maitland, Missouri; d. Jun 16, 1961, Denver, Colorado; m. (2) PETER PARK BEYER, Jan 1, 1912, The Dilts home; b. Nov 28, 1886, Lyon Co., Kansas; d. Jul 5, 1938, Home 11 mi SW of Emporia, Lyon Co., Kansas.
Notes for AUDREY DILTS:
Died in Porters Sanitarium Hospital, Denver, Colorado
More About AUDREY DILTS:
Burial: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Section A, Emporia, KS
More About PETER PARK BEYER:
Burial: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Section A, Emporia, Kansas
5. DANIEL2 DILTS (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1858 in Iowa. He married CAROLINE LONBOHER. She was born Abt. 1860 in Illinois.
Child of DANIEL DILTS and CAROLINE LONBOHER is:
i. FLORA M.3 DILTS, b. 1880, Iowa.
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