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MCWHIRT Josiah Bell[1]
Male 1840 - 1908

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  • Birth  1840  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Birth  1840  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth  Sep 1840  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth  1841  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth  1841  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  1850  Bernadotte, Fulton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1860  Pleasant, Fulton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  1880  Sheridan, Crawford, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth  1881  Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name  J B McWhirt  [3
    Name  J B Mcwhirt  [4
    Name  Joseph McWhirt  [5
    Name  Joseph Earl McWhirt 
    Name  Josiah McWhirt  [6
    Name  Josiah McWhirt  [2
    Residence  01 Mar 1885  Labette, Labette, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  1900  Webb Ward 3, Jasper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  24 Jul 1908  Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  26 Jul 1908  Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I34310  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Father  MCWHIRT William,   b. Abt 1794, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1870 
    Mother  SHARP Susan,   b. Abt 1803, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F14770  Group Sheet
     
    Family  VALENTINE Anna Elizabeth,   b. 10 Jul 1844, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1925, Galena Cherokee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Sep 1861  Mason, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MCWHIRT Frank,   b. 18 May 1863, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. MCWHIRT Minnie,   b. 16 Jul 1865,   d. Abt 1866
     3. MCWHIRT Frederick,   b. 30 Oct 1866, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. MCWHIRT Ida May,   b. 06 Oct 1870, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. MCWHIRT William Harry,   b. 23 Dec 1872, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1954, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MCWHIRT Gertina,   b. Jun 1877, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. MCWHIRT M Ola,   b. 26 Feb 1878, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. MCWHIRT Garfield,   b. 26 Jan 1880, Crawford, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1925, Florence, Fremont, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F10993  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • I. Josiah Bell McWhirt (William McWhirt, John McWhirt)
      b. September 1840, OH
      d. 24 July 1908, Webb City, Jasper Co., MO
      bur. 26 July 1908, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Webb City, MO
      m. 26 September 1861, Mason Co., IL, to Anna Elizabeth Valentine
      Dau. of William Valentine and Mary Elizabeth Bell
      b. 10 July 1844, Camden, Camden Co., NJ
      d. 13 November 1925, Galena Cherokee Co., KS
      bur. 14 November 1925, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Webb City, MO

      Children: 1. Frank
      2. Minnie
      3. Frederic
      4. Ida May
      5. William Harry
      6. Gertina "Gertie"
      7. M. Ola
      8. Garfield

      There is some confusion as to the exact name. Early records list him as "Joseph Earl," leading one to think that perhaps Josiah himself decided later on to change his name.

      Josiah and Anna were married in Fulton County, Illinois. Sometime before 1870, the family moved to a farm outside of Girard, Sheridan Township, Crawford County, Kansas. At the time of the 1870 Census, Josiah's farm was valued at $1000. He had personal property worth $300. The farm consisted of 80 unfenced acres. Twenty of these acres had been planted in corn, one in Irish potatoes, and one in sorghum. Josiah had paid $15 in wages during the year, presumably to farmhands, and had made 150 pounds of butter for his family's use. He owned two horses, one milch cow, and five other cattle.

      In 1880, Josiah was still in Sheridan Township. The 1885 Census, however, found the family in Altamont, Labette Township, Labette County, Kansas. The Census states that Josiah rented 160 acres of land and owned machinery valued at $75. Thirty of these acres were under winter wheat, four under corn, and six under hay. The preceding year they had raised 50 bushels of corn and 20 tons of hay, and had made 100 pounds of butter for family use. Josiah owned 2 horses, 2 mules, 1 milch cow, 2 other cattle, 10 hogs, 1 dog and 80 apple trees.

      Just a few years before he died, the 1900 Census listed him at 72 North Hall Street in Webb City, Joplin Township, Jasper County, Missouri.

      His great-granddaughter, Ruby (McWhirt) Frazier, said that Josiah worked with herbs and roots and sold patent medicine throughout much of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Alta (McWhirt) Wade remembered being told that Josiah had the wanderlust and would take off without telling anyone where he was going or when he would return. His son Frank had to help with the family at an early age.

      Joseph Earl McWhirt recalled that on the night his grandfather Josiah died, Josiah and Anna attended church. Josiah got up and testified, saying that he loved the Lord and that he appreciated his neighbors. He added that this was the last time he would see them as he felt that the Lord was calling him home. His wife told him not to be silly, but Josiah died that very night.

      Anna's father was born in Germany and her mother in England. The files of Mt. Hope Cemetery state that Anna died of indigestion. Ruby (McWhirt) Frazier suggested, however, that perhaps it was a heart attack. At the time of her death, Anna was living with her daughter Ola in Kansas City. However, she died while visiting her daughter Gertie at 819 Wall Street in Galena, Kansas.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S546] Web: Missouri, Find A Grave Index, 1812-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 18 January 2013.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi;).
      birth date: 1840
      birth place: Ohio, USA
      burial date: 26 Jul 1908
      burial place: Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
      Name: Josiah Bell McWhirt
      death date: 24 Jul 1908
      death place: Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri

    2. [S147] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Bernadotte, Fulton, Illinois, roll M432_107, page 130, image 123..
      Record for Josiah McWhirt

    3. [S191] Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Ancestry.com., (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online..
      Record for J B McWhirt

    4. [S156] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Webb Ward 3, Jasper, Missouri; Roll: T623_866; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 51..
      Record for J B Mcwhirt

    5. [S151] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Sheridan, Crawford, Kansas, ED 59, roll T9_378, page 120.4000, image 0351..
      Record for Joseph McWhirt

    6. [S153] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Pleasant, Fulton, Illinois, post office Ipava, roll M653_179, page 190, image 191..
      Record for Josiah McWhirt

    7. [S191] Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Ancestry.com., (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online..
      Record for Garfield McWhirt