Friday, May 30, 2014

52 Ancestors: #22 - Daniel Severs (abt 1823 TN to 1876 MO)

Daniel Severs was born about 1823, although some researchers indicate he was born about 1828.  The 1850 census for Missouri shows that Daniel was 21 while the 1860 census, also in Missouri, shows that he was 37.  Then in the 1870 for Arkansas he is 41.  So, which is correct?  Daniel does not appear in the 1880 census. 

Daniel’s parents were William Severs and Matilda, whose last name is unknown. 

Family lore states that Daniel was bushwhacked in 1876 and was buried in Newton County, Missouri.  On a trip to that area, I met a cousin who showed me broken pieces of headstones, one which was Daniel’s.  Through “witching” she was able to determine that this marker was for the Daniel Severs, son of William and Matilda.  She also determined that he died in 1876.  I have no further confirmation of this.

Daniel married Elisa Thurman sometime around 1853-54, probably in Missouri.  I believe they had seven children.  At least these are the names of children living with them when the census was taken, even if there were no indications of relationships.

John Severs (1855 MO – aft 1910) married Sarah Jane Crabtree

Sidney Parala Severs (1855-abt 1877) She is interesting because a girl was enumerated in one census as     Sidney and another as Parala.  I believe she married Jacob Kiser/Kaiser/Kizer, etc. in 1874 in Arkansas.

Frances Severs [female] (1859 MO-1908 MO) married Tilman Akers in 1875 in Missouri.  Sometimes his name is spelled with two “l”s.   

Daniel Severs (1863 MO-aft 1870 MO) I was unable to find another Daniel with the correct age in the 1880 census.  No death or marriage information has been found for him.

Jacob Henry Severs (1867 MO-1950 KS) who married Mary Olive Teague who died in childbirth in 1906.  He then married Dollie Gertrude Collins, or Stenfield, in 1924. 

Eliza Jane Severs (1869 AR – 1938 CA) who married James Snow about 1883 in Missouri.  Even though Eliza died in California, it appears that she was buried in Missouri. 

Nathan Payne Severs (1875 KS – 1964 OK) married Luella O’Bannion in 1902 in McDonald County, Arkansas.  Luella died in 1913 and Nathan married Stella, whose last name is unknown but she had been married to a Joseph Fitts, or Felts, or…. before she married Nathan in 1915, also in Arkansas.

I have copies of some documents related to these children, but most of the information was gained from online searches, mostly finding images. 

If you are researching any of these people, I would like to collaborate with you.