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Re: Michael Feeler Census records
Posted by: David Brady (ID *****9499) Date: August 25, 2007 at 14:45:40
In Reply to: Re: Michael Feeler Census records by Jack O'Leile of 18

The information I have is as follows:
Ebenezer "Calvin" Thomas Feeler bn 1812 VA
married Wash. Co., IN to Mary Emaline Hartley bn 1816

son: Archibald "Squire" Feeler bn Feb. 19, 1835 Wash.Co. IN
married in 1815 to Mahala Elizabeth Daniels

son: Tilghman M. Feeler


son: Harve Feeler

The following narrative is taken from the Maries County, Missouri, A County / Family History, Vol. II, pages 223 &223, published in 1990.

HARVE FEELER FAMILY
This is a literal translation of a hand written letter dated January 1957.

“I will try an follow-up the history of the Feelers written by Amos. The best I can remember, my great-grandfathers, both Feelers, were Calvin and Simeon. They were cousins and were the ones who came to Maries County from Indiana and both owned farms on the Gasconade River.

Simeon had four boys: Simeon, Jr., Bill who was my mother’s father, Arch and Mike. Bill’s family consisted of three girls: Debby who married Jim Cook, Ellen, my mother, and Lucy was an invalid from age 18 to 60. She never married. Mike raised five boys, three of them still living – Mike and Simeon in Maries County, Ben in Montana. Arch had two boys, Arch, Jr. and Stanley. Arch is still living in Maries County, Stanley died of blood poison. Also, there were seven girls all living, but one who burned to death.

As for Calvin’s descendants, there were Arch, Jack, and Cornelius, Betty and Emily. Jack and Cornelius both died about the same time of pneumonia, about 1906, Cornelius being a confirmed bachelor. Jack, having two boys, Lewis and Arthur, who died quite young, but had three boys who have since grown up and live around Rolla. Emily, as I remember her, was married to a Tomas and had two sons. I don’t whether he died or left her when they were small, but I know in the latter part of her life, she lived with her mother, my great-grandmother, known as Granny Pop and was taken care of by Uncle Jack and Grandpop Arch. As for Betty, she married a Cisco and later left him and no one ever knew where she went until about 56 years later one of her daughters heard her speak of Rolla, so she wrote to Rolla and got in touch with my father and later visited Maries County. Lewis, Jack’s oldest son went to Texas when he was young and is still there, having raised his family there, so there are several Feelers in Texas. And as for Arch, which I know more about than any, who was always known as Squire, taught school in his young days and was later Justice of the Peace. He was somewhat of a leader in the Spring Creek Township and was busy most of the time performing marriages and holding court. I have some of his court records which are quite amusing. His family consisted of four boys and two girls. Mary and Mike and Bill died young. Bill drowned in the river when a young man. Lucy married Bill Ragan. They raised a large family, but both died relatively young. Henry married a Snodgrass, she died young and later he married Octavy Pelican. Their family were four boys and two girls. The boys are all dead except Amos of St. Louis, Woodrow having been killed in World War II. Henry died in 1953. Octavy is in St. James Soldier’s Home at present which brings me down to the line of my father Tilghman whom I could write quite a book on but will not go into details. Having married my mother Ellen when they were quite young, they settled down on the old place on the river at the mouth Spring Creek with two hound pups and one yellow poney as their sole possessions. However, they borrowed money and bought the farm and turned their attentions to making money and raising children. They had ten children. Mother died at the age of 38 when my youngest sister Martha was born. There were three boys and seven girls. Six girls and myself are still living. Father developed into quite a stockman and seemed to devote most of his interest in acquiring land, owning at his death in 1935 around 3,500 acres. However, after my mother’s death, he married Jane Spencer, a young neighbor girl, who was not only a wonderful mother, but raised 11 of her own making my father 21 children altogether – 17 of them still living,



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