My 3GGrandparents James and Mahala (Streeter) Gillard


Descendants of James & Mahala (Streeter) Gillard

1. James H. Gillardb. 1812, London, England, m. 27 Oct 1840, in Chateangay, New York, Mahala Streeter, b. 4 Jun 1817, Athens, London, England, d. 23 Jan 1892, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, buried: Maplewood Cmtry, Luverne, Minnesota. James died 30 Sep 1894, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, buried: Maplewood Cmtry, Luverne, Minnesota. Notes: Birthdates for all children were arrived at from 1860 Census forms of Butler County, Iowa. Obituary: Friday, October 5, 1894 Pipestone Star Newspaper: "Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Lincoln returned home from Luverne this noon where they had been to attend the funeral of James Gillard, the aged father of Mrs. Lincoln. Mr. Gillard was well known here and the following notice of his death from the Luverne news will be of interest to our people. James Gillard died Sunday evening last in the 84th year of his age. He was born in 1812 in England, but came to America when a young man and has long been a respected resident of Rock County. He was thrice married, in 1836 the first time, 1842 the second time, and 1893 the third time. One son was born of the first marriage, James Gillard of this county. Ten children blessed the second union, seven of whom are still living, most of them in Rock County. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church, Reverend E.H. Bronson officiating. Interment was made in Maplewood Cemetery." 1870 Census for Butler Center, Butler County Iowa shows a Sarah Gillard, age 100 born in England living with James & Mahala. Could this be James' mother???


i Hannah Gillard.

ii Jenny Gillardm. 10 Jul 1887, in Pipestone, Pipestone Cty., Minnesota, Horace Page.

2. iii Sarah Jane Gillardb. 12 Jun 1842.

iv Melissa Gillardb. 1845, Wisconsin, m. 10 May 1867, Det. A. Hart.

3. v James H. Gillardb. 1848.

vi Orrin L. Gillardb. 1852, Illinois, m. 19 Dec 1909, in Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota, Hannah E. Smith.

4. vii Julia Ann Gillardb. 5 Apr 1853.

5. viii Milford L. Gillardb. 1855.

ix Hattie Gillardm. 31 Dec 1877, in Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, John F. Loeffler.

x Harriet Gillardb. 1857, Iowa.

Second Generation

2. Sarah Jane Gillard(1.James1) b. 12 Jun 1842, Illinois, m. (1) 31 Mar 1859, in Allison, Iowa, David A. Howard, b. 1838, Illinois, d. 4 Jun 1862, Butler County, Monroe Twp, Iowa, m. (2) 1 Sep 1863, in Butler County, Iowa, Robert William Shaw, b. 12 Mar 1821, New York, d. 18 Oct 1885, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Sarah died 4 Jun 1892, Willard, Logan County, Colorado, buried: Topeka, Kansas.

Children by David A. Howard:

i Melvina Howardb. 1 Jul 1860, Butler County, Iowa, d. 4 Jul 1860, Butler County, Iowa.

ii Mary J. Howardb. 22 Nov 1861, Butler County, Iowa, d. 11 May 1862, Butler County, Iowa.

Children by Robert William Shaw:

iii Celia Orissa Shawb. 7 Sep 1864, m. (1) Frank Smith, m. (2) August Richier. Celia died 14 Aug 1933. Postcard from Celia to Julia (Gillard) Lincoln - calls Julia aunt and says August's mother died March 5, 1915. Celia and August were living in Bowie, Texas at the time. Also says heard from Anna and Early's wife was sick.

iv James E. Shawb. 1 May 1866, m. Mary (Unknown). James died 22 May 1889, Canadian River on way to OK land rush.

v Charley William Shawb. 7 Mar 1868, d. 22 Mar 1868.

vi Robert William Shawb. 23 May 1869, d. 21 Mar 1836, Willard, Logan County, Colorado. Name Could have been William Robert Shaw.

vii Arthur Edmund Shawb. 25 May 1871, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, m. 1907, in Hammond, Bourbon County, Kansas, Emma Janet Scram, b. 13 May 1872, Hammond, Bourbon County, Kansas, d. 22 Nov 1961, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas. Arthur died 2 Sep 1928, Hammond, Bourbon County, Kansas. Died of either bone cancer of diabetes. He lost both legs before he died leaving wife and daugther to run the 80-acre farm alone. When Arthur was about 7 years old he lived on the Lincoln farm 16 miles northeast of Springfield, IL. His sister Anna was born on the farm in 1878. Arthur moved to Cripple Creek, Teller Cty, CO where he worked for Bell Telephone.

viii Orin D. O. Shawb. 6 Mar 1873.

ix Jacob Edward Shawb. 15 May 1875, m. Ida (Unknown). Jacob died 24 Nov 1938, Cortez, Montezuma Co., Colorado. May also have been known as Doctor Early Shaw. He lived at Rock Creek, Kansas in 1892 at the time of his mother Sarah's death.

x Emma Mahala Shawb. 28 Nov 1876, m. Robert Compton. Emma died MAR 1951. Emma lived at Topeka, KS at the time of her mother Sarah's death in 1892.

xi Anna Jane Shawb. 27 Aug 1878, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, m. ?? Michaels?. Anna died 6 Mar 1849, Probably in Kansas City.

xii Heuston Edward Shawb. 2 May 1883, d. 17 Jan 1907. Could have been a grandson of Sarah Jane and Robert, not son

3. James H. Gillard(1.James1) b. 1848, Illinois, m. Rosetta M. _____, b. Ohio.


i James D. Gillardb. Wisconsin.

ii Adelbert F. Gillardb. Wisconsin.

iii Edward Gillardb. Minnesota.

iv Melissa A. Gillardb. 1 Dec 1871, Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota.

v Olivia V. Gillardb. 15 Mar 1875, Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota.

vi Mary Jane Gillardb. 7 Mar 1880, Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota, m. 2 Dec 1897, in Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota, Heinrich Stumpenhausen.

4. Julia Ann Gillard(1.James1) b. 5 Apr 1853, Janesville, Illinois, m. 23 Apr 1871, in Parkersburg, IA, Allen Gilbert Lincoln, b. 28 Oct 1850, Batavia, New York, (son of Oliver Lincoln Jr. and Almira G. Denton) occupation Farmer, d. 10 Feb 1946, Park Rapids, Hubbard Cty., Minnesota, buried: Greenwood Cmtr., Park Rapids, Minnesota. Julia died 23 Feb 1941, Park Rapids, Hubbard Cty., Minnesota, buried: Greenwood Cmtr., Park Rapids, Minnesota. Julia's Obituary from Park Rapids Enterprise, February 1941: MRS. A.G. LINCOLN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY "Mrs. A.G. Lincoln, 87, affectionately known as "Grandma" Lincoln, answered the summons to a higher life early Sunday morning. In failing health for some time, due to age complications, Mrs. Lincoln had been seriously ill only about three weeks. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church of which she had long been a member, Rev. A.E. Wittrup officiating. Beautiful flowers attested to love of her host of relatives and friends. Pall bearers were Frank Rice, B.F. Daniel, C.A. Fuller, R.S. Schaefer, H.C.Schroeder and E.T. Jansen. Burial was made at Greenwood Cemetery. Born April 5, 1853 to Mr. and Mrs. James Gillard at Janesville, Illinois, Julia A. Gillard moved in infancy with her parents to Iowa, where she grew to womanhood and on April 23, 1871 became the bride of Allen G. Lincoln at Butler Center, Iowa. The family moved to Luverne, MN, in 1878 and four years later moved to Pipestone and from that city to Osakis. In 1916 they came to Hubbard County settling on a farm near the south boarder of Itasca State Park in Clover Township. Of late years the home has been in Park Rapids. Mrs. Lincoln was a lady of rare graces and refinement. In her quiet, unassuming manner she went about caring for her home and loved ones. Her thoughts were only of the welfare of her husband and her fondest hope had been as they were reaching the end of life's journey that she might be called first. Mr. Lincoln might be called first. Mr. Lincoln said that at different times when he had been at death's door, that through her will for him to live, she had literally "prayed him back to life." Her death severs a companionship which had covered seventy years, had she lived until April 23. They were sweethearts to the end. Each year their wedding anniversary was celebrated with their friends taking charge and last year their 69th anniversary was observed at the F.C. Rice home, their nearest neighbors. "Grandma" was loved best by those who knew her best. She leaves the cherished memory of a gentle wife and mother to live forever in the hearts of her loved ones. Surviving are the devoted husband and companion of seventy years, a daughter Mrs. W.C. Pritchett (Grace L.) and two sons, Fred O. and Ovid H. Lincoln. A daughter Lettie M. and two sons Ed A. and Melford L. Lincoln preceded their mother in death. There are twenty-nine grandchildren and thirty greatgrandchildren, also a half sister, Mrs. Hattie Leffler of California. Relatives in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Pritchett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Koch and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. Erving Pritchett and daughter, all of Arago; Mrs. Andrew Koch and two great grand-daughters of Little Fork, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rogers,, Todd township, also Mrs. Esther Felton and niece and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Felton and son of Pine River."


i Fred Orville Lincolnb. 29 Feb 1872, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, m. 1 Jan 1895, in Oskaloosa, Kansas, Sophia S. Koehler, b. 28 Jan 1877, Wisconsin, d. 16 Feb 1960, Topeka, Kansas, buried: Meridan, Kansas. Fred died 2 Jan 1947, Topeka, Kansas, buried: Meridan, Kansas. All information on Fred Lincoln's descendants from Fred's daughter in law, Mrs. Herman Henry Lincoln, (Marie) who sent it to Elwyn Cecil Lincoln.

ii Edward L. Lincolnb. 26 Sep 1873, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, d. 15 Jan 1908, Osakis, Douglas Cty., Minnesota, buried: Lakeside Cemetary, Osakis, Minnesota. Edward died of a brain hemmorhage when he was 34 years old. He was buried in Osakis.

iii Lettie M. Lincolnb. 18 Jul 1875, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, m. (1) 14 Sep 1895, in Pipestone, Minnesota, Isaac (Ike) Sandage, buried: Rosalia Cmtry, Spokane, Washington, m. (2) 1903, in Osakis, Minnesota, Albert A. Ireland, b. 1860, d. 7 Mar 1940, Spokane, Washington, buried: Fairmont Cmtry, Spokane, Washington. Lettie died 13 May 1933.

iv Ovid Howard Lincolnb. 5 Mar 1877, Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, m. 2 Feb 1904, in Alexandria, MN, Maude Mable Larson, b. 8 Mar 1887, Brookings, Dakota Territory, (daughter of O. J. Larson and ??? ???) d. 20 Aug 1967, Forsyth, Montana, buried: Forsyth Cmtry, Forsyth, Montana. Ovid died 7 Dec 1941, Forsyth, Montana, buried: Forsyth Cmtry, Forsyth, Montana.

v Melford L. Lincolnb. 31 May 1879, Pipestone, Pipestone Cty., Minnesota, d. 3 Apr 1881, Pipestone, Pipestone Cty., Minnesota. Notes: Birth information from Pipestone County records. On a trip to Pipestone in August of 1988, my mother and I visited at the old Lincoln homestead near Pipestone. A descendant of the person who purchased the land from Allen and Julia Lincoln was still living on part of the land. He told us that his grandfather had told him about the baby being burned. It seemed that Allen and Julia had went out to the barn to do chores, leaving the children in the house. The baby pulled a teakettle of boiling water over on top of himself and died a short while later. A wooden, mummy shaped coffin was built, placed in a copper boiler, and the baby was buried there on the Lincoln farm. In 1949 the county road was to be widened and afraid that the grave may be damaged, the owner of the land told the road crew of the grave. The road crew dug up the grave, took the copper boiler, broke in the top of the coffin, removed the remains and placed them in a rubber battery box from one of their trucks. They then dug a new grave ten feet farther from the road and about four or five feet deep, placed the new rubber "coffin" in it, and buried it. The land owner then poured a cement slab approximately four feet long, two and one-half feet wide and four inches deep on top of the grave, and laid the headstone in the cement flush with the ground so that no further damage would come of it. The headstone has a lamb lying on the top and one ear had already been broken off. This all occurred almost 70 years after the baby had died. We were told that the wooden coffin was still in good condition at that time. Why they removed the remains from the original coffin has never been explained. My parents traveled to Pipestone on October 29th, 1988 after making the necessary arrangements, and brought back the remains of Melford L. Lincoln along with the original headstone. A small burial ceremony was held on Sunday, October 30, at Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids. Melford was buried on the same burial plot as his parents, Allen and Julia Lincoln, above their caskets. Reverends of St. John's Lutheran Church of Park Rapids officiated. After being buried originally in a wooden casket inside a copper boiler for almost 70 years, then in a rubber battery box which leaked in water and dirt for another 39 years, the baby was laid to rest snuggled in baby blankets, inside a double-walled plastic container that was sealed shut to keep out moisture. He's finally with his parents.

vi Grace Susan Lincolnb. 9 Oct 1882, Pipestone, Pipestone Cty., Minnesota, m. 22 Apr 1905, in Osakis, Douglas Cty., Minnesota, William Pritchett, b. 16 Jul 1879, Grundy Center, Iowa, (son of William Pritchett and Lydia Jane Smith) occupation Lumberman, d. 26 Jul 1945, Univ. Of Minn., Minneapolis, Minnesota, buried: Greenwood Cmtry, Park Rapids, Minnesota. Grace died 31 Dec 1957, Kelso, Washington, buried: Greenwood Cmtr., Park Rapids, Minnesota. Obituary in Park Rapids Enterprise, January 23, 1958: Pritchett Rites Held January 7 - Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 7 for Mrs. Grace Susan Pritchett of Kelso, Washington., formerly of Park Rapids, who died December 31. She had been failing in health for some time. Grace Susan Lincoln was born in 1882 at Pipestone, Minn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Lincoln. She moved with her parents to Osakis at the age of 5. There she grew to womanhood. On April 23, 1905 she was united in marriage to William C. Pritchett. They moved to a homestead in Becker County, Savannah township and lived there until 1926 when they moved to Clover Township in Hubbard County. Following the death of her husband in 1947, she moved to Kelso, Wash. where she had since made her home. She is survived by eight children, three sons, Erving and Dean of Park Rapids and Floyd of Kelso, Wash., five daughters, Mrs. W. O. Lansing, Mrs. Myron Holden and Mrs. Frank Vossen all of Kelso, Wash., and Mrs. Lawrence Weiss and Mrs. Leo Rogers, both of Park Rapids. She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters. Services were held at 2 0'clock at the Riverside Methodist Church of Park Rapids with Rev. Garrett Phillips officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Thelen, Ilo Stettler, Harry Dudak, Tom Hjermstad, Harris Walsh, and George Short. Relatives attending the services from a distance were Mrs. W. O. Lansing, Mrs. Myron Holden and Mrs. Frank Vossen of Kelso, Wash.

5. Milford L. Gillard(1.James1) b. 1855, Iowa, m. 23 Mar 1881, in Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota, Susan Jaycox, b. Minnesota, (daughter of A. Jaycox and Nancy (Lafarge) Jaycox).


i Lawrence Melford Gillard b. 29 Nov 1885, Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota.

ii Baby Girl Gillardb. 1 Mar 1887, Luverne, Rock Cty., Minnesota.