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Cordelia Day Gibson Morford - IN & IO
Posted by: Vicky L. Winfield Date: February 22, 2001 at 21:08:48
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I would like to find my cousins stemming from the marriage of Cordelia DAY GIBSON to either Milo Harvey GIBSON (died in Civil War) or Francis Marion MORFORD. Also any stemming from the marriage of Cordelia's parents - Cyrus DAY to Harriet (KASHOW ????). Am in contact with one DAY cousin (a direct descendent of one of Cordelia's brothers) but she also has no further information on the DAY's nor can she verify Harriet as being a KASHOW.

Am praying that some of the other cousins might have found more information on "my brick wall" on the DAY line - have found Cordelia's family (father, mother and probably most of the siblings) but cannot go back further to her father's family nor her mother's family (Cyrus DAY married to Harriet KASHOW). The earliest trace I have of them is an 1840 Census from Marion Twnshp., Jennings Co., IN: anything further back is pure speculation on my part - a marriage record for Jennings Co., Indiana ----- DAY, Cyrus married to KASHOW, Harriet on 02 Jan 1833 (daughter of Daniel Kashow and Elizabeth Higgins) ----- but cannot verify this is "MY" Cyrus and Harriet and can go no further back although I have found a Daniel KASHALL married to a Elizabeth HIGGINS in NJ --- the spelling of KASHOW to KASHALL is holding me back and cannot get to NJ to verify the records.

Have no idea on tracing Cyrus DAY - as always, there seems to have been more than one - plus - 3 of the 4 census readings I have (my own scanned copies) are disagreeing on where he was born - two say NJ (1850 & 1860) and one says NY (1870). At least Cyrus DAY and Harriet (KASHOW ????) DAY are in agreement as her census reading (line) says the same for the same years!??? I believe I have found the burial sites for Cyrus, Harriet and at least one of their children in Woodlawn Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, IA. Also know that Milo Harvey GIBSON (1st husband of Cordelia - died in the Civil War). Cordelia is buried with her 2nd husband Francis Marion MORFORD at Calvery Cemetery, Malvern, Mills Co., IA. The Gibson girls all grew up in the Malvern, Mills Co., IA area - they were raised by Cordelia DAY GIBSON and her 2nd husband Francis Marion MORFORD.

*Cyrus DAY married to Harriet (KASHOW ????) -- my Great Great Great Grandparents.
children: 8
James Black Day
**Cordelia Day (married 1. Milo Harvey GIBSON, 2. Francis Marion MORFORD)
Alfred Day
Alexander Day
Phebe A. Day
Eliza Jane Day
Mary F. Day
Silas W. Day (married to Martha Flora) I have found a cousin from this line.

**Cordelia DAY GIBSON married to Milo Harvey GIBSON (1) (my Great Great Grandparents)
children: 6
Harriet Gibson
Emma T. Gibson
Lucinda Jane Gibson
Mary E. Gibson
Eliza Ann Gibson
***Florence Elenor Gibson (married to Benjamin Franklin JONES) my Great Grandparents.
**Cordelia DAY GIBSON MORFORD married to Francis Marion MORFORD (2)
children: 7
Francis Arlando Morford (I have found a half-cousin from this line - she has no further info on the Day line either)
Alexander Columbus Morford
Cyrus Hiram Morford
Silas J. Morford
Charles Nathaniel Morford
Floa Elmina F. Morford
Merdle G. Morford

Any sharing would be 'greatly' appreciated! Have the line on down from Florence Elenor GIBSON JONES to share with cousins & half cousins! and of course, whatever research I have done that others do not have! Thanks for listening (reading)! <g>

Vicky Williams Winfield
Mother - Laura Elenor JONES WILLIAMS
Daughter of Alfred Franklin JONES and Nellie Belle FARRELL
Son of Benjamin Franklin JONES and ***Florence Elenor GIBSON
Daughter of Milo Harvey GIBSON and **Cordelia DAY GIBSON MORFORD
Daughter of *Cyrus DAY and Harriet (KASHOW ????)


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