Ancestors and Descendents of D&P Mendheim


Henry M LaVo [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 was born 11, 12 on 6 Dec 1842 in Pennsylvania. He died 13 on 23 Nov 1932 in Harris County, Texas. Buried at Forest Park. He was buried in 1932 in Forest Park, Houston, Texas. He married Nancy L. Beardslee on 5 Mar 1888 in Denison, Grayson, Texas.

Other marriages:
LaVo, Mary

Henry was born in December 1842 and was the 5th child of Brooks andEunice LaVo. He was living with his parents in 1860 and joined theUnion Army (17th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (162nd Volunteers)) in1862, serving until 1865. He Married someone named Mary (as identifiedin the 1870 census) in 1869 in Pennsylvania. He his shown owning ahomesite in Jefferson, Pa. in 1873 and that is all we have found ofHenry until he shows up in the 1900 census in Denison, Texas. Thecensus shows Henry and 4 of his children (Gilbert Aug. 1870, Howard6-10-1874, Lulu Aug, 1876 and George Aug. 1886). Henry was listed asdivorced (by him). Apparently he and Mary moved to Texas after 1873and before October, 1883 since their youngest (George H.) says he wasborn in Sherman Texas. Henry married Nancy Beardslee on March 2, 1888but not much more is known of their marriage.

Beginning in 1912 Henry was in and out of various “National SoldiersHomes” (today's Veteran hospital / home). In the 1920 census he is inGainesville, Florida at his sister Parthenia's home (along withbrother Eugene). Records showing discharge from the Soldier's home in1921 identifies his daughter, Addie Barton of Punxsutawney,Pennsylvania, as next of kin. Similar discharge papers for 1929 inLeavenworth Kansas have a note (apparently added after discharge)where his son George H. LaVo reported that he died in Houston Texasand was buried in Forest Park Cemetery. He is shown in the 1930 censusat the Leavenworth Kansas Soldiers Home and he died 23 Nov 1932 inHouston.

Nancy L. Beardslee [Parents] was born about 1844 in Pennsylvania. She married Henry M LaVo on 5 Mar 1888 in Denison, Grayson, Texas.


Louis Simms Bowen 1, 2 was born 3 about 1865 in Texas. He died 4 on 8 Mar 1944. He was buried 5 in 1944 in Colony Cemetery, NW of Ranger, Eastland, Texas 3 mi. out on Hwy 101. He married Frankie Greenwood on 12 Dec 1889.

Frankie Greenwood [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 4 Jul 1861 in Mason, Texas, USA. She died 5, 6, 7 on 13 Jun 1915 in Travis or Bastrop, Texas, USA. She was buried 8, 9, 10 in 1915 in Greenwood Cemetery, Travis Co., Tx.. She married Louis Simms Bowen on 12 Dec 1889.

Other marriages:
Maddux, William F

They had the following children:

  M i Calvin Oliver "O. C." Bowen 1, 2 was born 3 on 16 Jun 1891 in Red Rock, Bastrop, Texas, USA. He died 4 on 18 Aug 1958 in Ranger, Eastland, Texas, USA.
  F ii Ruth Maude Bowen 1 was born 2 on 30 May 1893 in Red Rock, Bastrop, Texas, USA. She died 3 on 10 Aug 1972 in Austin, Travis Co, TX.
  F iii Bessie "Twin" Bowen 1 was born 2 on 14 Oct 1896 in Red Rock, Bastrop, Texas, USA. She died 3 on 21 May 1969 in Kyle, Hays, Texas, United States of America.
  F iv BERTHA Bowen 1 was born 2 on 14 Oct 1896 in Red Rock, Bastrop, Texas, USA. She died 3 on 9 Mar 1961 in Austin, Travis, Texas, USA. She was buried 4 in Austin Memorial Park, next to Ulysis S. Davis, double headstone.

William Greenwood [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 was born 11, 12, 13, 14 in 1816 in Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia, USA. He died 15, 16 on 1 Oct 1885 in Red Rock, Bastrop, Texas, USA. He married Caroline Matilda Allen on 2 Aug 1847 in Comal, Texas.

Other marriages:
Coffer, Martha

Caroline Matilda Allen [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4, 5 in 1830 in Smith, De Kalb County, Tennessee. She died 6, 7 on 29 Dec 1888 in Red Rock, Bastrop, Texas, USA. She married William Greenwood on 2 Aug 1847 in Comal, Texas.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ann "Mollie" Greenwood 1 was born 2 on 19 May 1848 in Bexar, Texas, USA. She died 3 in 1920 in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA (likey due to 1900 census being.
  F ii Martha Ann "Mattie" Greenwood was born on 7 Nov 1850. She died on 19 Sep 1934.
  F iii Nancy Amanda "Nannie" Greenwood 1 was born 2 on 6 May 1852 in Selma, Bexar, Texas, USA. She died 3 on 1 Jan 1943 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  F iv Grace Greenwood 1 was born 2 in 1857 in Texas. She died 3 on 15 Dec 1915 in Austin, Travis, Texas, USA.
  F v Dora Greenwood was born on 27 May 1859. She died in 1880.
  F vi Frankie Greenwood was born on 4 Jul 1861. She died on 13 Jun 1915.
  F vii Minnie Gray Greenwood 1 was born 2 on 18 Dec 1862 in Texas. She died 3 on 23 Jan 1889 in Bell Co., TX.
  F viii Nellie Greenwood 1 was born 2 on 1 Sep 1863 in Texas. She died 3 on 31 Jan 1889 in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, United States.
  M ix James Byrd Greenwood 1 was born 2 in 1869 in Mason, Mason, Texas, USA. He died 3 in 1879 in San Saba, San Saba, Texas, USA. He was buried 4 in San Saba, San Saba, Texas, USA.
  F x Ada Binnington Greenwood 1 was born 2 on 19 Apr 1871 in Texas. She died 3 on 15 Dec 1911 in Rusk, Texas, USA.

Meshack Ashburn Maddux [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 15 Jun 1827 in Jasper, Georgia, USA. He died 4 on 9 Nov 1881 in Monroe, Georgia, USA. He married 5 Nancy Ann Pennington on 7 Feb 1850 in Jasper, Georgia.

Nancy Ann Pennington [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 25 Jun 1831 in Jasper, Georgia, USA. She died 6, 7 after 1880. She married 8 Meshack Ashburn Maddux on 7 Feb 1850 in Jasper, Georgia.

They had the following children:

  M i Thaddeus Bowen Maddux was born in 1851. He died in 1922.
  M ii William F Maddux was born in 1853.
  F iii Mary E. Maddux 1, 2 was born 3 in 1855 in Georgia.
  M iv John Maddux 1 was born 2 in 1856 in Georgia. He died 3 on 8 Jun 1932.
  M v James Arinimus Maddux 1 was born 2, 3 in 1858 in Georgia.
  M vi Robert Dixon Maddux 1 was born 2 in 1861 in Georgia. He died 3 on 15 Apr 1921 in Monroe, Georgia, USA.

David Bunnell [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 on 25 Apr 1783 in New Jersey. He died 7 on 9 Oct 1854 in Honesdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania. He married Parthenia Kellam on 5 Mar 1805.

David Bunnell (1783-1855), a native of Middle Smithfield, MonroeCounty, Pa., came from Wallpack, N.J., in 1804 and settled at Bethany,Pa. on the place now owned by William Stephens, where he erected theresidence found there in 1886. On March 5, 1805, he married PartheniaKellam (1786-1875), of Palmyra, Pike County, and removed to his newhome at Bethany, Wayne County. He was a blacksmith by trade, and issaid to have been the first of that trade to settle at that place. Hecleared much of the timber from his farm, and carried on blacksmithingin the shop which he built in settling there, while he resided atBethany. There being meager accommodations for strangers visiting theplace at court-time, Bethany being then the county seat, he used toaccommodate boarders at his house on these special occasions. For manyyears he served as justice of the peace. Both himself and wife weremembers of the Baptist Church at Bethany and their generoushospitality, intelligence and support of every good work, areremembered by those now surviving, who were their neighbors. In 1839he sold his property at Bethany, and, with his sons (Henry, Pike andJohn K.), bought some seven hundred and fifty acres, mostly a wildtract of land, partly in Dyberry, and partly in Texas townships, uponwhich he settled. For one summer he resided on the most improved partof it, where his son, Pike, afterwards resided, in Dyberry township,and he erected in 1840, the present residence of his son John K.Bunnell, at Bunnell’s Pond, on another part of this tract in Texastownship, to which he removed, and at the outlet of this pond with hissons, the same year he erected a saw-mill, and began lumbering andclearing off their land, and fitting the soil for crops. Fifteen yearsafter this David Bunnell died. His wife survived him twenty years, anddied at the residence of her daughter, Eunice B., at Bethany. Bothwere interred at Honesdale. Their children are as follows: Rockwell,born April 2, 1806, survives in 1886 and resides at Prompton, Pa.;Eleanor (1807-1843), was the wife of Isaac Olmstead and resided atBethany; Eunice B., born January 6, 1810, now deceased, was the wifeof Brooks Lavo, of Bethany (1811-1872); Zebulon Montgomery Pike.(1813-1856); Charles F. (1815-1868), resided in Oxford, N.Y., where hedied; John Kellam, born January 14, 1817; Sarah E., born December 11,1820, is the wife of Rev. Gilbert Bailey, D.D., of California; DavidS., born November 19, 1821, is a contractor in Philadelphia; HarrietA., born May 21, 1824, died a young woman; Abigail Jane, born October9, 1826, is the widow of William Stockdale, who was a merchant ofSpringfield, Ill.

Henry Bunnell, second son of David, was born at Bethany, October 17,1811, had the usual opportunities for an English education, with otherboys, at his native place, but was taught, in early life thatindustry, economy and a purpose in life, are necessary elements ofcharacter to succeed in business and to make a good citizen. In 1836he married Amanda Page, at Harford, Pa., and for some time after hismarriage resided at Montrose, Pa. About 1839 he joined his father andbrothers in the purchase of the large tract of land herein referredto, and from that time until his death made his home on a portion ofit, at Bunnell’s Pond. He was more largely engaged in lumbering thanfarming, and in 1860, after the great freshet that swept away the oldsaw-mill, he built another upon the same site, also a tannery, and healso erected the pleasant residence now occupied by his widow,adjacent to the saw-mill grounds. Many years ago he purchased a timbertract in Oregon township of five hundred acres, upon which he erecteda saw-mill, and, after carrying on the lumber business there forseveral years, he sold the property to William Penwarden, giving himample time for payment. Mr. Penwarden was then a man without wealth,and, by the timely aid of Mr. Bunnell, got a start for his presentlarge fortune. During Mr. Bunnell’s life-time the families were veryintimate friends.

Henry Bunnell was a man of large business capacity, a friend to thepoor man, and always ready to lend them any assistance that wouldbetter their condition, and he sought to fulfil the full duties of thecitizen. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Honesdale, to whichhe gave liberally, and was active in the work of the church. His wifedied in 1853. Their children are David Montgomery, residing atBunnell’s Pond, owns the saw-mill, and, in 1869, built a grist-millnear it on the site of the tannery, which had been built by his fatherabout 1860, and was burned in 1869; Louise Priscilla, died at the ageof twenty years; George F., deceased; Mary E., wife of Romain Bump, ofKansas; William H., deceased; Calvin P., resides at Tanner’s Falls;and Amanda (1853-1880), who was the wife of John Bellamy.

Henry Bunnell married for his second wife, in 1855, Lydia A.Schofield, who died in 1859, leaving children, Judson Willard, amerchant of Honesdale, and Irving Washington Bunnell, of Aldenville,Pa. His third wife, who survives him in 1886, and causes his engravingto be placed in this work, whom he married in September 26, 1861, isMary, a daughter of Gershorn Bunnell (1804-1869), and Anna C.Bergstrasser, born in 1808, and now survives, of Wallpack, N.J., towhich place Henry, father of Gershom Bunnell, removed from MiddleSmithfield, Pa., with his family about 1808. This Henry Bunnell was abrother of David Bunnell, who settled at Bethany in 1804, and theirancestry may be further traced in an account written by Thomas G.Bunnell, editor of the New Jersey Herald, at Newton, N.J., andpublished in the history of Sussex County, of that State, by Everts &Peck. Mary Bunnell was born in August, 1834, and, by her marriage toHenry Bunnell, has children , Edward Elmer, William Fletcher, IdaBelle, Harry Horatio and Elory Pike Bunnell.

John Kellam Bunnell, fifth son of David and Parthenia (Kellam)Bunnell, was born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pa., January 14, 1817, andwas the youngest of the three Sons who joined their father in thepurchase of the large tract of land in 1839, herein described.

In common with all the children of this large family, he in early lifebecame inured to hard work, and learned from the best of tutors -- hisparents -- that those who succeed in life must lay the foundation forsuccess in their industry, correct habits, energy and good judgment.All these things John K. Bunnell observed in boyhood, and added tothem such an education from books as the school of his native placeafforded.

He succeeded to one hundred and eighty acres of land of this purchaseat Bunnell’s Pond, upon which is the residence built by his father andsons in 1840. Besides engaging in the general clearing up andimprovement of this farm, and in the construction of suitablebuildings thereon for farm purposes, he has for over twenty years pastgiven his attention to dairying, selling the products of his dairy, inmilk, in Honesdale and vicinity.

He averages to keep on this farm from twenty-five to thirty-fivewell-bred dairy cows, and by excellent care of his stock, and goodquality of fodder supplied them, he has been able to furnish hispatrons the richest quality of milk. It is safe to class Mr. Bunnellalong with the intelligent farmers of Wayne County in everything thatpertains to agriculture and dairying. He has served his township(Texas) as supervisor and been otherwise officially identified withits interests, and he has for many years served on the board oftrustees of the Methodist Church at Honesdale, of which both himselfand wife have been members for over thirty-five years. He married in1841, Ann S., a daughter of John and Joanna (Spettigue) Bronscombe,who is a native of Devonshire, near Cornwall, England, born on NewYear’s Day, 1823. John Bronscombe (1790-1863) and his wife, JoannaSpettigue (1788-1858) came with their family, to Berlin township,Wayne County, from England in 1830, resided there eleven years, andthen settled at Bunnell’s Pond where they died. He was a well-educatedman, was a teacher for many years before coming to this country, andhere was almost invariably selected as clerk at the polls on electionday, and on other occasions when accuracy, neatness and dispatch inbusiness were necessary. The other children of John Bronscombe areRev. Henry Bronscombe, an eminent clergyman of the Methodist EpiscopalChurch for forty-four years in Pennsylvania, and Eliiabeth, wife ofSeth G. Whiting, of Colebrook, Conn. The children of John K. and AnnS. Bunnell are Carrie Amelia, wife of Oliver W. Stanton, ofTunkhannock, Pa.; Hattie E., wife of Henry Webb, a farmer at Bethany;Frank C., a farmer in Texas township; Emma E., wife of Charles R.Brady, D.D.S., of Honesdale; and John Kellam, Bunnell at home. Oneson, George G., born in 1844, died in 1863, and another, William B.Bunnell, born in 1847, died in 1860.

(Source: History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Alfred Mathews,Chap. 36, Texas Twp., 1886.)

Parthenia Kellam [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 in 1786/1788 in Palmyra, Pike, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 5 in 1875 in Bethany, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States. She married David Bunnell on 5 Mar 1805.

They had the following children:

  M i Rockwell Bunnell was born on 2 Apr 1806.
  F ii Eleanor Bunnell was born in 1807. She died in 1843.
  F iii Eunice B Bunnell was born on 6 Jan 1810. She died on 18 Nov 1876.
  M iv Henry Bunnell was born on 17 Oct 1811. He died in 1872.
  M v Zebulon Montgomery Pike Bunnell was born 1 in 1813. He died in 1856.
  M vi Charles F Bunnell 1 was born 2 in 1815. He died 3 in 1868.
  M vii John Kellam Bunnell was born on 14 Jan 1817.
  F viii Sarah Eloise Bunnell was born on 11 Dec 1820.
  M ix David S Bunnell 1 was born 2 on 19 Nov 1821.
  F x Harriet A Bunnell 1 was born 2 on 21 May 1824 in Bethany, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in died young.
  F xi Abigail Jenny Bunnell was born on 9 Oct 1826.

Stephen C Brush 1 was born 2 in 1829 in Connecticut. He married Parthenia LaVo on 26 Jun 1878 in St. Stephens Episcapol Church, Wilkes-Bare, Luzerne, Penn..

Parthenia LaVo [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Jul 1834 in Pennsylvania. She died on 5 Sep 1928 in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida. She married Stephen C Brush on 26 Jun 1878 in St. Stephens Episcapol Church, Wilkes-Bare, Luzerne, Penn..


Mortimer E LaVo [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 20 May 1838. He died 4 on 23 Feb 1932 in Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Crocker.

Mary Crocker was born 1 in Jan 1845 in England. She married Mortimer E LaVo.

They had the following children:

  F i Edith LaVo was born in Dec 1869 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.
  F ii Ada LaVo was born 1 in 1872 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.
  F iii Augusta E. LaVo was born in Apr 1876.
  F iv M. Bertha LaVo was born 1 in Sep 1879 in Pennsylvania.
  F v Edna A. LaVo was born 1 in Aug 1883 in Pennsylvania.

Truxton Kennedy?? was born in 1842. He married Mary LaVo.

Mary LaVo [Parents] was born in 1840 in Pennsylvania. She married Truxton Kennedy??.


Horton Phillips.Horton married (Harriet) Malvinia LaVo.

(Harriet) Malvinia LaVo [Parents] was born 1 in 1836 in Pennsylvania. She married Horton Phillips.


John Washington Crook [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 4 Dec 1830 in Fayette County, Tennessee. He died 3 on 3 Jun 1909 in Union Ridge Cemetery, Drew Co. Arkansas. He married 4 Lucy E. Massey in Jan 1854 in Shelby Co. TN.

Lucy E. Massey 1 was born 2 on 21 Jan 1836 in Tennessee. She died 3 on 9 Apr 1907 in Union Ridge Cemetery,Drew Co. Arkansas. She married 4 John Washington Crook in Jan 1854 in Shelby Co. TN.

They had the following children:

  U i Infant Crook 1 was born 2 in 1852/1878. Infant died 3 in 1858/1961.
  M ii John Washington Crook Jr. was born on 28 Dec 1853. He died in 1893/1944.
  M iii James Wiley Crook was born in 1857. He died in 1878/1947.
  F iv Mildred (Mittie) Julia Crook was born in 1863. She died in 1905/1958.
  F v Fannie Lou Crook was born about 1865. She died in 1879/1959.
  M vi Lawrence E. Crook was born in Feb 1867. He died in 1939.
  F vii Lucy May Crook was born about 1869. She died in 1883/1963.
  F viii Vivian Irene Crook was born in Mar 1871. She died in 1885/1965.
  M ix Marvin Carr Crook was born in Oct 1876. He died in 1929/1968.
  F x Margie Lee Crook was born in Nov 1880. She died in 1894/1974.

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