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William Feighner = Mary Ann Reynoods
Posted by: John Phillip Cheevers Date: May 28, 2000 at 14:53:47
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The following is from a Kerr book published in 1898. Noticed the name Feighner & thought it might be of interest.

good hunting

Phil Cheevers

Chapter IX



Rebecca, third child of David and Cornelia Kerr, was born (All David and Cornelia Kerr’s children, with the exception of John and Mary, were born in the old house shown in this book.) in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, January 4, 1789. She married John Reynolds in the year 1812. They remained in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, at least until 1821. Their son David was born in Beaver county in that year.

From Beaver county, Pennsylvania, they moved to Belmont county, Ohio, and from Belmont county they came to Richland county, Ohio, the spring of 1830, and located in the Harding settlement several miles west of Millsborough, This was n the western part of the county and not far from Crestline, Crawford county, They remained there until long after Mr. Reynolds was killed, 1831 by a tree falling on him at a “chopping”

Rebecca moved to Peoria, Ill., in 1854, and made her home with her son James until her death. In the spring of 1856 they moved to Mackinaw, Tazewell county, Ill. She died January 19, 1872 and is buried in the village cemetery at Mackinaw. She was 83 years and 15 days old at the time of her death.

To this union were born six children, viz: Mary Ann, Cornelia, David, James, Thomas and Rebecca. They are all dead except Thomas, who was living in Chicago, Ill., in 1893.


Eldest child of John and Rebecca Reynolds, was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, June 16, 1817. She married William Feighner in Richland county, Ohio to Mackinaw, Tazewell county, Ill., and I 1862 to Penna Ridge, Peoria county, Ill., where William Feighner died April 6, 1865. Mary Ann died at Burlington, Iowa, at the home of her son Francis Luther, August 11, 1876 and is buried in Aspen Grove Cemetery, that city.

To Mary Ann and William Feighner were born four children, all in Richland county, Ohio, as follows:

       Francis Luther Feighner, born November 30, 1847.
       James Morris Feighner, born September 13, 1853.
Sarah Elizabeth Feighner, born September 13, 1853.
       Cornelia Feighner. Born August 31, 1854

Francis Luther was s soldier in the War of the Rebellion, serving in Company I, 139th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was finally discharged at the close of the war, before he was 18 years of age. He was married July 3 1869, at Mackinaw, Ill., to Elizabeth Watson (called Rose to distinguish her from Mr. Feigner’s sister Elizabeth). To them were born seven children:

       Mary Angeline (Dolly), born in Gentry county, Missouri, October 7, 1871; died at Burlington, Iowa, march 6, 1873; buried at Mackinaw.

John William, born at Burlington, Iowa, April 17, 1874; died at Mackinaw, Ill., September 21, 1874; buried at Mackinaw.

       Charles Leavitt, born at Burlington, Iowa, August 1, 1876

       Nellie May, born at Burlington Iowa, February 27, 1879.

       Minnie V., born at Burlington, Iowa, February 10, 1882

       Ina, born at Peoria, Ill., February 20 1885.

       An infant daughter born January 23, 1887, at Peoria, Ill., is buried at Mackinaw.

Charles , Nellie, Minnie and Ina live at 508 Pennsylvania avenue, Peoria, Ill., with their mother.

Francis Luther Feighner, father of these children, lives at 1314 Fourth street, Peoria, Ill. He says:

       “When my grandmother, Rebecca Reynolds, left Ohio for Illinois, she gave me some of grandfather Reynolds’ belongings and an old flint-lock rifle that she said her father , David Kerr, had used before, during and after the Revolutionary war. About two years after she left, when we were getting ready to move to Illinois, and while we were living on Uncle Robert Kerr’s farm, my keepsakes disappeared. We were going to move in a wagon and could not take any unnecessary luggage I cried for my old gun and some other things grandma had given me, but it did no good. I always thought father had given the gun to Isaiah or Benjamin, sons of Uncle Robert, or to the sons of Jesse Roberts, near Shelby, whose wife was father’s sister. If I had that old gun now, no money would buy it.”

JAMES MORRIS FEIGHNER is unmarried and lives at 322 South Broadway, Lexington, Ky. He has dropped his family name and goes by the name of James Morris.

SARAH ELIZABETH married Alonzo Parmenter at Mackinaw, Ill., March 23, 1869, and moved to Henry, Ill., returning to Mackinaw a year later, where they lived five years and then moved to Peoria, where Mr. Parmenter died December 25, 1879, and is buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria. Mrs. Parmenter remains his widow and resides at 114 Jackson street, Peoria. To them were born four children, viz;

Edmund Jackson, born at Mackinaw, May 8, 1870; married Ida Bennett, January 1, 1893 To them was born one son, Raymond Clyde, November 30, 1893. They live at 111 Jackson street, Peoria, Ill.

William Rollin, second child of Sarah Elizabeth Parmenter, was born at Mackinaw, February 11, 1872; married Lizzie D. Price at Osceola, Mo., April 14, 1895. They live at 315 Hulbert street, Peoria, Ill. One child , William Herbert, was born to them December 29, 1806; died January 7, 1898.

Ada may, third child of Sarah Elizabeth Parmenter, was born at Mackinaw, November 21, 1878; married John Jones at Peoria, October 30, 1892. To them was born one son, Russell Everett, June 16, 1893. Mrs. Jones lives at 2003 North Sixteenth street, Kansas City. Mo.

       Cornelia, fourth child of Sarah Elizabeth Parmenter, was born at Peoria, February 22, 1870, and died three May 20, 1881.

CORNELIA FEIGHNER married Moses Lantis at Mackinaw, Ill., April 15, 1869, and moved to Annelly, Kan., in 1875. To this union were born the following children:

       Effie Maud, born February 16; married Henry Guyot in 1884. her children are: Henry Albert, born July 1, 1885; Charles Frederick, born March 20, 1887; Benjamin Harrison, born September 16, 1888; Ada May, born December 25, 1890; Edith, born April 29, 1893; Myrtle Iva, (sic) born April 12, 1896. They live at Newton, Kan.

       Adaline, born March 23, 1872; married John Eilert, August 15, 1887. her children are: Mable Pearl, born May 20, 1888; Clarence Clayton, born January 23, 1891; Cornelia Nora, born August 51894 Louis, born February 18, 1807. They live at Annelly, Kan.

       William B., born June 13; 2874; lives at Annelly Kan.

       George Homer, born September 14, 1875; lives at Annelly, Kan.

       Lewis Henry, born July 28, 1878; lives at Annelly, Kan.

       Alonzo, born November 5, 1880; loves at Annelly, Kan.

       Bessie, born December 9, 1882; married Harry Eaves, June 6 1807. They live at Annelly, Kan.

       Medora V., born June 22, 1885; lives at Annelly, Kan.

       Horace Glenn, born July 8, 1886; lives at Annelly, Kan.

       Almeda, born November 3, 1888; lives at Annelly, Kan.

       Lora Edna, born may we, 1891; lives at Annelly, Kan.


Second child of John and Rebecca Reynolds, was born in beaver county, Pennsylvania, I 1819; married David Cassel three miles southeast of Crestline, Ohio, in 1840. Two children, John F. Cassel and Amanda Cassel, were born to this union, after which Mr. Cassel died at New Castle, Richland county, Ohio.

       JOHN F. CASSEL, was born at New Castle, Richland county, Ohio, in 1841. He lived on a farm until he was 18. He then went to Illinois and lived with William and Mary Ann Feighner, his uncle and aunt, until he enlisted in the Third Illinois Cavalry, Company B, serving three years, after which he returned to Ohio. He has been Station Baggage Master of the Pennsylvania railway at Crestline. Ohio, for 27 years. He married Mary Baker and to them were born two daughters:

       Charlotte married Edward Umberger and they have two children: Ennis, nine years old, and Herbert, four years old.

       Cornelia Married G.M. Herr, an undertaker, at Crestline, and they have one son, John G. Herr, 8 years old.

       John Cassel and all his children live at Crestline, Ohio.

AMANDA CASSEL, was born at New Castle, Richland county, Ohio, September 15, 1813. After the death of her father she lived with her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Ann Feighner, until grown, when she returned to Ohio and married Thomas Scott at Crestline, December 24, 1863. They were the parents of nine children, six of whom are living. Mrs. Scott and her children; not otherwise noted, live at Mansfield, Ohio. They are:

       David McClellan Scott, born January 13, 1865; married Clara Betts, December 1890, and has one daughter, Estella May, 4 years old. They live at Crestline, Ohio.

       Mary Ella, born April 28, 1867; died at Crestline Ohio, August 6, 1893.

       Della May , born at Crestline, Ohio, June 19, 1869: married Edward Dunmire, March 29, 1888. She died at Mansfield, September 1 1895. Her husband and three children, Walter, aged 8, Flossie, aged 6, and Venessa, aged 4, live at Chicago Junction, Ohio.

       Anna Laura, born October 29, 1871.

       Wilford Strine, born October 24, 1873.

       Flora Rachael, born July 15, 1876; died october 6, 1881.

       George Daniel, born May 23, 1879.

       Corlett Leroy, born September 6, 1881

       Gertrude Amanda, born September 19, 1884.

Mr. Scott died April 21, 1895, and was buried at Crestline, after which Mrs. Scott moved to Mansfield, Ohio, where she now resides, with five of her children at 21 Orchard street.

After the death of David Cassel, Cornelia married Jacob Whisler at New Castle and they moved on a farm three miles west of Bueyrus, and from thence to Mackinaw, Ill., in the year 1854, where she died in the spring of 1856. Jacob Whisler was caught in the water wheel of his grist mill in the spring of 1857 and instantly killed.

To Cornelia Cassel and Jacob Whisler were born four children:

       ROSALINDA, born May 20 1847; married Henry Duvall at Deer Creek, Tazewell county, Ill., where they now live and have five children. (Mr. F. L. Feighner says he visited them in 1885 and they had two daughters married and either eight or nine children single.)

       JOSEPH MONROE, born in 1849, lives in Missouri married, married.

       THOMAS CORLETT, born in 1851, lives single at Deer Creek with Mrs. Duvall.

       One child, Artamissa, died in infancy.


Third child of Rebecca and John Reynolds, was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, in the year 1821, and died in Richland county, Ohio, 1833


Fourth child of John and Rebecca Reynolds, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, September 28, 1823. He married Miss Cloe Snow at Fredericktown, Ohio, in 1850. They moved to Mackinaw, Ill., in 1854, where three children were born to them:

       MARY ADELAIDE, born in 1859, lives single at Newton . Kan.

       JOHN ALDEN, born in 1864, married Ina Inghram at Newton, Kan., in 1886. She died at Riverside, Cal., in 1892.

       JAMES MELVIN, born in 1867, is unmarried.

John Alden and James Melvin are proprietors of the Reynolds Printing Company at Newton, Kan.

John Alden had two children: Avis Ina, born in 1888; Carrol Alden, born in 1891 and died in 1892.

James Reynolds moved to Newton, Kan., in 1878, where he died July 2, 1896.


Fifth child of John and Rebecca Reynolds, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in 1826. He married Ellen Harper at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in 1852. They now live at Pullman, Ill. He moved from Ohio to Mackinaw, Ill., in 1854, and later to Peoria, where he lived for many years. They were the parents of six children:

An infant is buried at Mackinaw. Two other, Charles and William, are buried at Peoria.

       Alice, born in 1857; married John Conkling at Peoria in 1883. They live at Bloomington, Ill., and have one daughter, Bessie, 12 years old.

       John Franklin, born at Mackinaw, in 1859; married in 1884. He has three children and lives somewhere in Chicago.

       Cora, born in Peoria in 1866; married John H. Bogue at Chicago in 1894 and lives somewhere in that city.


Sixth and last child of John and Rebecca Reynolds, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in 1829. She was a teacher in the public schools of Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1852, after which she went to Peoria Ill., and taught school there many years. She is yet remembered kindly by all the old families of that city, and by many of the prominent business and prominent professional men who were her pupils. She died unmarried at Mackinaw, Ill., in 1861. She was a teacher of rare attainments and a woman of noble Christian character.

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