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AUSTIN, Conover Rue

AUSTIN, Conover Rue

Male 1873 - 1953  (79 years)

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  1. 1.  AUSTIN, Conover RueAUSTIN, Conover Rue was born on 23 Jul 1873 in Kansas (son of AUSTIN, George Washington and RUE, Anna Marie); died on 22 Feb 1953 in SANTA CLARA, California.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Not Stated, San Benito, California
    • Residence: 1880, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1898, Enterprise Precinct, Hollister, San Benito, CA
    • Residence: 1900, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    • Residence: 1900, San Francisco
    • Residence: 1902, San Francisco
    • Occupation: 1906, Lather
    • Residence: 1906, Enterprise District, Hollister, San Benito, CA
    • Residence: 1910, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Occupation: 1916, Mechanic
    • Residence: 1916, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1920, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1930, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California

    Conover married MULLEN, Isabell on 25 Oct 1894 in Gilroy, CA. Isabell (daughter of MULLEN, James M and UNKNOWN, Ellen F) was born on 3 Oct 1872 in Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA; died on 28 Sep 1903 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    From Hollister Free Lance

    Married -- AUSTIN-MULLIN -- in Gilroy, Oct. 25th, by Rev. GRUBB; Miss Bell MULLIN, of Gilroy, to Conover Rue AUSTIN, of Hollister.

    Children:
    1. AUSTIN, Eva Verna was born on 30 Jul 1895 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; died on 28 Jul 1979 in Monterey Co, California; was buried in Mission Memorial Park, Seaside, Montery Co, CA.

    Conover married LIPSCOMBE, Florence Isabel on 21 Sep 1904 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA in 1920 US Census lists as divorced. Florence (daughter of LIPSCOMBE, Henry Thomas and THOMAS, Alice Mary) was born on 21 Feb 1882 in ENGLAND; died on 22 Nov 1968 in LOS ANGELES, California. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    From the Sept 26, 1904 edition of the "San Francisco Call":

    A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Lipscombe, 860 West Street, Hollister, Sept 21, when their daughter, Florence Isabel, became the wife of Conover Austin.

    The bride, who is well known in Hollister, was charming in her cream colored lace dress, her only ornaments being white oleanders. Mr. Austin, who has lived here more than thirty years, is well and favorably known. The couple left immediately for a trip to San Francisco.

    Children:
    1. AUSTIN, George Henry was born on 5 Oct 1906 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; died in 1972.
    2. AUSTIN, Clifford La Verne was born on 16 Mar 1909 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; died on 26 Feb 1977 in SAN LUIS OBISPO, California.
    3. AUSTIN, Amy Lucretia was born on 20 Jul 1910 in San Benito, California; died about 2002 in Fresno, Fresno, CA, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  AUSTIN, George WashingtonAUSTIN, George Washington was born on 9 Apr 1848 in Illinois (son of AUSTIN, Francis Brown and WHITTEN, Eleanor L); died on 14 Mar 1925 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried on 16 Mar 1925 in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Obituary: From Hollister Free Lance, 14 Mar 1925: GEORGE AUSTIN, OLD CIVIL WAR VETERAN, TOWN FIGURE, DIES The faint echo of Taps from the battlefields of Appomattox, Chickamauga and Gettysburg, floated over Hollister away, it caught up in its train the soul of an old Civil War veteran, George Austin, one of Hollister’s leading, but humblest, citizens for many years. Suffering for many months, but holding onto life at times only by the tenacity of the “61” spirit that made him “keep on”, George finally answered the last Roll Call a few minutes after ten o’clock this morning, and “fell in” the ranks of the Great Commander. Austin was for many years the town Constable of Hollister, a familiar and welcome figure with the law-abiding and a terror to the wrong doer but with that a just and cool law enforcer. His death further thins the ranks of all too few veterans of the Civil War of the community, and though his passing was expected at any moment, the actual news of his death came as a distinct shock to all of his old buddies and the rest of the community. Funeral arrangements in the hands of W.W. Black, have not been completed at this early hour of going to press; but burial will probably be on Monday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, with the younger veterans of the Great War as an honorary escort. George volunteered in the 62nd Illinois infantry, a unit of the famous “Iron Brigade” at the opening of the Civil War, and saw much active service and experienced many hardships, as fell to the lot of them all in those heroic days. He was born in Illinois in 1848, so was a mere kid by the time the bugle sounded for him to volunteer and serve his country. Shortly after the end of the war, during the period of reconstruction, he moved West and settled in California. This afternoon announcement was made the funeral would be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Christian Church, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. A guard of honor from the young veterans of the Great War will attend. He survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie M. Austin, one son, C.J. Austin, and three daughters; Mrs. Ralph De Cries (of Oakland), Mrs. J.A. Ebi (of Hanford), and Mrs. Alvin Ebi, of Hollister.
    • Cause of Death: Colon cancer & bronchiatasis
    • Residence: 1850, Not Stated, Hancock, Illinois
    • Census: 22 Oct 1850, Hancock County, IL, USA
    • Residence: 1860, Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois
    • Military: 11 May 1864, Civil War, Illinois 137 Infantry, Company I
    • Residence: 1872, Thayer, Neosho, KS USA
    • Occupation: Between 1875 and 1916, Carpenter
    • Residence: 1880, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Occupation: 1886, Town Marshal
    • Residence: 1892, Victoria, BC, Canada
    • Physical Description: 1898, Height 5' 9", Light complexion, blue eyes, light hair
    • Residence: 1898, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1900, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1906, Enterprise District, Hollister, San Benito, CA
    • Residence: 1910, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1916, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Occupation: 5 Nov 1918, Constable, Hollister Township
    • Residence: 1920, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA

    Notes:

    Summary on George Austin from Trapper Byrne:

    George Washington Austin. born 4-9-1848 in Illinois, died March 14, 1925 in Hollister
    of Colon Cancer. He was the 12th of 12 children. In May
    1864, when he was 16, he enlisted in the Union Army and served in an
    Illinois regiment that saw service with Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman during
    his campaign in Georgia. George was in the Army for only 100 days, but that
    was not uncommon. There's nothing I've found that says whether George s
    actual combat, but I have my doubts.

    By 1872, George had found his way to Neodesha, Kansas, where he was
    married on the Fourth of July to Anna Marie Rue, commonly known as Anni
    She was just shy of 17 years old -- born 7-19-1855 in Ohio. They stuck
    around Kansas long enough for Conover to be born a year later. By April 1875
    they had made their way to Hollister, where George was listed on the voter
    rolls as a carpenter.

    By 1886, the next set of surviving voter rolls, George is listed as the
    town marshal. In a newspaper interview, Grace said he was the town constable
    for 10 years and that she could remember him running for office every year.
    Since she was born in 1885, that would have his tenure lasting into the
    1890s sometime.

    In that interview, Grace recalled living in ""a big house with a big lo
    ... Bad winters meant that wagon loads of mud had to be taken away. ... This
    was grain country the. You could see grain and hay storage bins
    everywhere.'' Sounds exciting, eh?

    Grace described her mother, Annie, as ""a good and religious woman, but
    she did like to watch the race horses every week.'' Grace, by the way, was a
    schoolteacher, and said she taught at ""the old Fremont school for over 10
    years.''

    George died of colon cancer on March 14, 1925. Annie lived to
    be 83 before succumbing of something called chronic myocarditis on
    10-11-1938. She was living at 840 Washington St. in Hollister at the time.




    Hollister News Items on George Austin:

    The Hollister Democrat. February 23, 1883

    Hard Blows -- Some people may entertain the idea that the position of a night watchman is one of ease and comfort. If any one hereabouts has such a notion, he should try the occupation a few nights. We know not how night officers act in other towns, but we dow know that officer Austin has experienced several rough times in the discharge of his duties as an officer. Last Saturday night he was compelled to use severe force in quelling a turbulent spirit, and in the fracas he recieved a painful injury to one of his hands, which has caused him much trouble since. Last Sunday night he again came in collision with a fighting character, and was forced to throw the man and threaten to use the club before the law-violator would act peacefully. In such cases as these, the officer would be justifiable in giving the resisting men a decoction of hickory and handcuffs. We do noth uphold any officer in abusing a criminal, but we believe that when a man attempts to injure an officer when making an arrest, that a genuine blow over the head should be administered. Mr. Austin is a most careful officer, but he always captures his man, and he fears none.

    The Hollister FreeLance. Februrary 4, 1887

    G.W. Austin to A.H. Fredson, house and lot on San Benito street.


    The Hollister FreeLance. April 8, 1887

    Fire Department -- The following-named persons are active members of the Hollister Fire Department

    * Alert Hose Co. No 1: G.W. Austin


    The Hollister FreeLance. May 27, 1887

    Geo. Austin left last Tuesday morning on a business trip to Fresno, accompanied by G.M. Roberts.


    The Hollister FreeLance. February 1, 1889

    **Grand Army Officers**

    The members of the Jesse I. Reno Post. No. 58 have elected the following officers: Wm Eastman, P.C.; Wm Cashman, S.V.; G.W. Austin, J.V.; F.W. Oliver, Adjt; H. Snibley, Quartermaster; J.W. Spader, O.D.; John Young, O.G.; D.K. Sanford, Chaplain; Q.V.R. Serles, Surgeon; H.M. Campbell, S.M.; D.F. Gray, Q.S.


    The Hollister FreeLance. Feb 2, 1889

    Tres Pinos. We see the Tres Pinos schoolhouse is radiant ina new coat of paint, and the new fence is quite an improvement. It was moved from the street in which it stood by Mr. Geo Austin.


    The Hollister FreeLance. March 22, 1889

    The Jesse L. Reno Post. of Hollister now numbers 33 members. Its officers are:
    Wm. Eastman, Commander
    W. Cashman, Senior Vice Commander
    Geo. Austin, Junior Vice Commander
    F.W. Oliver, Adjutant
    H. Snibley, Quartermaster
    D.K. Sanford, Chaplain
    J.W. Spader, Officer of the Day
    J. Young, Officer of the GUard
    D. Gray, Quatermaster Sargeant
    (Full story, p.2, col 5)

    ***

    For two years past B.F. Ross has held the position of Marshal of the Town of Hollister. His term expires in May, at which time a new Marshal will be elected. Mr. G.W. Austin announces himself as a candidate for this important office. Mr. Austin is well known by all our people, and has obtained already a good reputation as an officer. In 1882 he was appointed night-watchman, the following year he was elected Marchal. For 3 succeeding years he was re-elected Marshal.


    The Hollister FreeLance. May 10, 1889

    ***G.W. Austin Elected Marshal***

    W.W. McDonald is a first class man, and no doubt would have made a good Marshal but Austin received 190 votes while McDonald could only scare up 101. Frank Ross was elected marshal last year because all the roughs and toughs in town from R.R. Brown down or rather up, through the whole category of dead beats, pimps and drunks supported him. They elected Ross last year, and Mac thought as long as they stood in with him, he could get enough of the respectable element to pull him through. Alas! he reckoned without the cost, and the result is he got soup.

    Is Marshal Austin going to run the toughs, or will the toughs run the Marshal? Up to date the Marshal has run the toughs, and it is to be hoped will continue to do so.

    ***A Drunken Trio***

    On Saturday three of Jon Cullen's men came into town and proceeded to get drunk. Marshal Austin arrested the worst one and told Joe Perez to put the team up. When Joe attempted to do this, the two who were left seized him by the legs and made him turn a somesault out of the wagon onto the ground. For this effort the remaining members of the trio were allowed to explore the mysteries of the calaboose.

    On Sunday morning John Cullen came to town, paid the fines of his men, and then got drunk, was arrested and locked up in the calaboose along with one of the men whose fine he had just paid.





    From The Adjutant General Report, Illinois:

    One Hundred-Day Men.

    Early in the spring of 1864 the government of the Northwestern States, namely: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, believing that the rebellion was nearing its close, and desiring to aid the Government in every way possible, tendered to the President a volunteer force of 85,000 one hundred-day men, to relieve the veteran soldiers from guard duty at our forts, arsenals and elesewhere. Of this number Illinois furnished thirteen regiments and two battalions.

    Speaking of the the service performed by the hundred-day troops, Governor Yates, in his last annual message, paid them a high and deserved compliment in these words:

    "Our regiments under this call performed indispensable and invaluable services in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri, relieving garrisons of veterean troops who were sent to the front, took part in the Atlanta campaign, several of them also composing a part of that glorious army that has penetrated the very vitals of the rebellion and plucked some of the brightest laurels that this heroic age has woven for a patriotiic soldier. Five out of the one hundred-day regiments, after their term of service had expired, voluntarily extended their engagements with the Government, and marched to the relief of the gallant and able Rosecrans, who, at the head of an inadequate and poorly appointed army, was contending against fearful odds for the preservation of St. Louis and the safety of Missouri. The officers and soldiers of these regiments evinced the highest soldierly qualities and fully sustained the proud record our vetrans have ever attained in the field, and the State and Country owe them lasting gratitude, and we have in a great degree to attribute our success in Virginia and Georgia to the timely organization and efficient services of the one hundred-day volunteers furnished by all of said States. The President has, by order, returned them the thanks of the Government and the Nation for the service thus rendered, and accords the full measure of praise to them as our supporters and defenders in the rear, to which the regular reserve force of large armies are always entitled."

    The One Hundred and Thirty Seventh Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Ill, by Colonel John Wood, and was mustered in June 5, 1864, for one hundred days.

    On June 9, 1864, the Regiment left Quincy, and proceeded to Memphis, Tenn., where it was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, District of Memphis, Colonel E. L. Baltwick, Thirty-ninth Wisconsin commanding. On July 9, assigned to Third Brigade, Colonel John Wood commanding, and was stationed on the Hernando road, on picket duty.

    The Regiment was mustered out of the United States service at Springfield, Ill, September 4, 1864.

    Census:
    Name: George Austin / Age: 2 / Gender: M / Occupation: / Value of Real Estate: / Place of Birth: Ind / Attended School: /-

    Buried:
    JPG, Genealogy/Reunion/headstones/Headstone - George W Austin.jpg, George Washington Austin, HEADSTONE

    George married RUE, Anna Marie on 4 Jul 1872 in Neodesha, Kansas. Anna (daughter of RUE, Garrett C. and STEWART, Sarah Ann) was born on 19 Jul 1855 in Butler, Ohio; died on 11 Oct 1938 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  RUE, Anna MarieRUE, Anna Marie was born on 19 Jul 1855 in Butler, Ohio (daughter of RUE, Garrett C. and STEWART, Sarah Ann); died on 11 Oct 1938 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1859, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Residence: 1860, Hanover, Butler, Ohio
    • Census: 17 Jul 1865, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Census: 16 Jun 1870, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States
    • Residence: 1880, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1900, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1910, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1916, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1920, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1930, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA

    Notes:

    Grace described her mother, Annie, as ""a good and religious woman, but
    she did like to watch the race horses every week."

    Hollister Freelance, Oct 12, 1938:

    AUSTIN -- In Hollister, California, October 11th, 1938, Anna M. Austin, beloved wife of the late George Austin; beloved mother of Mrs. Lottie Younger and Mrs. Grace A. Ebi of Hollister and Mrs. Sadie E. Ebi of Hanford; sister of Mrs. Frances Frost of Hollister, and Mrs. Sylvia Isaacs of San Francisco. A native of Ohio. Age 83 years.

    Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Thursday afternoon, October 13th, at 2 o'clock from the Christian Church.

    Friends may call at the Chapel of George L. Grunnagle, San Benito street near Third until noon Thursday.

    Census:
    Rue Garret C / Arrived April 1 1858 / 1 other adult in household / 3 children / 5 total

    Census:
    388 / 419 / A. M. Rue / 10 / F / / / / Ohio / S / 1-

    Census:
    A M Rue | Age 14 | White | Female | At School | | Born in Ohio

    Notes:

    Grace recalled Hollister life: “A big house with a big lot... Bad winters meant that wagon loads of mud had to be taken away. ... This was grain country then. You could see grain and hay storage bins everywhere.”

    From Neodesha Citizen:

    Married
    Austin - Rue
    On the 4th of July, 1872, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev E.C. Cooper, Mr. Geo Austin of Thayer to miss Anna M Rue.

    The happy couple will please accept the thanks of The Citizen office for nice cake received. May George never Rue the day that made him husband

    Applied for license July 1st.

    Children:
    1. 1. AUSTIN, Conover Rue was born on 23 Jul 1873 in Kansas; died on 22 Feb 1953 in SANTA CLARA, California.
    2. AUSTIN, Charlotte Amanda was born on 17 Sep 1875 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; died on 8 Aug 1956 in Oakland, Alameda Co., California.
    3. AUSTIN, Selma Emeline was born on 1 Jan 1881 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; died on 13 Jan 1972 in SAN LUIS OBISPO, California.
    4. AUSTIN, Grace Alma was born on 30 Sep 1885 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; died on 21 Jun 1986 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  AUSTIN, Francis Brown was born on 24 Dec 1795 in Rochester, Vermont (son of AUSTIN, Jr Nathan and BROWN, Betsey); died on 4 Dec 1855 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Between Sep and Nov 1814, Private in New Hampshire Militia
    • Residence: 1820, Hancock, Addison, Vermont
    • Residence: 1833-1838, Oswego County, NY USA
    • Residence: 1838, Bartholomew County, Indiana
    • Residence: 1846, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA
    • Residence: 1850, Not Stated, Hancock, Illinois
    • Census: 22 Oct 1850, Hancock County, IL, USA
    • Will: 18 Dec 1855, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA

    Notes:

    On February 6, 1856, an auction was held for Francis’ possessions. Most of the larger items were sold to FW Austin and D Cratsenberg. The total auction proceeds were under $200.

    Residence:
    1820 Newspaper item indicates possibly New Haven, VT (also in Addison county)

    Census:
    Francis & Eleanor living on farm with their six youngest children-Name: Francis B Austin / Age: 54 / Gender: M / Occupation: Farmer / Value of Real Estate: $300 / Place of Birth: N H / Attended School: /-

    Francis married WHITTEN, Eleanor L on 1 Apr 1818. Eleanor (daughter of WHITTEN, John and HALL, Betsey) was born on 1 Dec 1800 in New Hampshire; died on 24 Feb 1874 in Kansas, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  WHITTEN, Eleanor LWHITTEN, Eleanor L was born on 1 Dec 1800 in New Hampshire (daughter of WHITTEN, John and HALL, Betsey); died on 24 Feb 1874 in Kansas, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1833-1838, Oswego County, NY USA
    • Residence: 1838, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
    • Residence: 1850, Hancock, Illinois
    • Census: 22 Oct 1850, Hancock County, IL, USA
    • Residence: 1860, Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois

    Notes:

    Census:
    Name: Eleanor Austin / Age: 49 / Gender: F / Occupation: / Value of Real Estate: / Place of Birth: N H / Attended School: /-

    Notes:

    Marriage
    Date: 1818«s125 Online publication - Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.»

    Children:
    1. AUSTIN, Levi Brown was born on 20 Feb 1819 in Addison County, Vermont; died on 13 Feb 1897 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
    2. AUSTIN, Emily was born on 4 Aug 1821.
    3. AUSTIN, Francis Sumner was born on 16 Oct 1824 in Addison, Vermont, USA; died on 17 Mar 1900 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA; was buried on 20 Mar 1900 in Vault in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Hancock Co, Illinois.
    4. AUSTIN, Lucius Monroe was born on 30 Nov 1826 in Vermont; died on 15 Dec 1889 in Clarion, Wright, Iowa, USA.
    5. AUSTIN, Freeman Whitten was born about 1828 in Vermont; died on 9 Jan 1891 in Mountain View, Santa Clara, CA USA.
    6. AUSTIN, Charles B was born on 12 Nov 1830 in Addison Co, VT; died on 1 Mar 1911 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA.
    7. AUSTIN, Susan B was born on 12 Nov 1832 in Vermont, USA; died on 21 Jun 1883 in Fountain Green, Hancock, IL, USA.
    8. AUSTIN, Eleanor was born on 27 Jan 1835.
    9. AUSTIN, Mary was born on 2 Jul 1836 in New York; died on 18 Mar 1875 in Hancock Co, Illinois; was buried in 1875 in Webster Cemetery, Hancock Co, Illinois.
    10. AUSTIN, Eliza Whitten was born on 5 Dec 1838; died on 4 Aug 1839.
    11. AUSTIN, William Henry Harrison was born on 2 Aug 1840 in Indiana; died on 23 Dec 1892 in Sanger, Fresno Co, California.
    12. AUSTIN, Eliza was born on 29 Nov 1842; died on 8 Sep 1856.
    13. 2. AUSTIN, George Washington was born on 9 Apr 1848 in Illinois; died on 14 Mar 1925 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried on 16 Mar 1925 in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.

  3. 6.  RUE, Garrett C. was born on 5 Jan 1824 in Lemon, Butler, Ohio (son of RUE, Theodorus C and COUWENHOVEN, Ann); died on 14 Jul 1890 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried on 20 Jul 1890 in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Esquire Rue / Squire Rue
    • Obituary: From Hollister Free Lance: Died -- RUE -- at Hollister, Jul. 18, Garrett C. RUE, a native of Ohio, aged 66 years. [suicide by hanging] funeral on Sunday, the remains being interred in the IOOF cemetery moved to Hollister in 1881...leaves a wife & 8 children, as follows: Mrs. George AUSTIN, Mrs. W.S. FROST, Mrs. Q.V.R. SERLES, Mrs. Charles LIEGAN, Mrs. Wm. GARNER, Mrs. A. LEAVITT, Charles & Frederick RUE and Miss Sylvia RUEÖ]
    • Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging
    • Residence: 1850, Lemon, Butler, Ohio
    • Arrival: 1 Apr 1858, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Census: 1859, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Occupation: 1860, Merchant
    • Residence: 1860, Gardner, Johnson Co, Kansas Territory
    • Elected: Between 1865 and 1866, Kansas House of Representatives, District 34, Gardner, Johnson County
    • Census: 17 Jul 1865, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Residence: 17 Jul 1865, Gardner, Johnson, Kansas
    • Civil: 4 Jan 1866, Civil monetary claim filed by William W. Watson
    • Civil: 16 Apr 1866, Civi Petition in Error filed against GC Rue by Christin Ann Bone
    • Civil: 10 Jan 1867, Civil monetary claim filed by John H. Sponable against "J.C. Rue"
    • Civil: 18 Mar 1867, Civil monetary claim filed by I. P. C. Davis
    • Civil: 13 May 1867, Civil monetary claim filed by D. A. Millington
    • Census: 16 Jun 1870, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas
    • Residence: 1880, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States
    • Emigration: 18 Nov 1881, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States

    Notes:

    Piecing together Garrett Rue's life, he appears to have been a troubled individual. He got off to a reasonable start, the son of a farmer in western Ohio. HIs father died when he was in his mid-twenties, and he was the executor of the estate, which appeared to leave very little to the descendants. His marriage to Sarah occurred only 5 months before the birth of his first daughter, Annie. Following his move to Kansas in the early 1860's, he appeared to be on a better track, serving as one of the first state legislators there. But he appears to have gotten into a number of legal disputes in Johnson County, mainly financial, and later moved to Neodosha. Once he and the family made it west to Hollister in late 1880s, more problems seemed to follow. His wife filed claims of assault against Garrett, and essentially divorced him. He ultimately hanged himself in 1890.

    From the Neodesha Register 11 Feb 1898:

    Then and Now.

    Tbe Citizen's '"Twenty-two Years Ago," column is to a few old cranks the most interesting part of the paper. We note in that portion of it chronicling Neodesha News, that "Ex-squire Rue is numbered with the new converts of tbe M. E. church", and that "The revival at the Methodist church has led to the conversion of about forty persons." What reminiscences are awakened in the minds of the old settlers when he sees the name of "Squire Rue." the fiery, redheaded giant, to whom every one gave the full half of the road. He settled on the place now owned by N. M. Tanquary, about 1868 and lived there until he sold out in 1881 to Mr. Tanquary. He went from here to California, and some time afterward took his departure from this world. He was a big grenerous man of fiery temper who feared nothing.

    Arrival:
    Rue Garret C / Arrived April 1 1858 / 1 other adult in household / 3 children / 5 total

    Census:
    Rue Garret C / Arrived April 1 1858 / 1 other adult in household / 3 children / 5 total

    Census:
    388 / 419 / G. C. Rue / 41 / M / Merchant / 600 / 3000 / Ohio / M

    Census:
    Found as “D C Ren”, though entries clearly identify this as Garrett and family.

    Emigration:
    G. C. Rue and family, of Neodesha, left for Southern California on Monday, taking the Frisco road to Wichita. They go to California to make it their home. 'Squire Rue was one of the pioneer settlers of Neodesha-tp., and an old resident of Kansas. Prior to his removal to Wilson-co. he lived near Gardner, Johnson-co, and once represented a district up there in the legislature.

    Buried:
    JPG, Genealogy/Reunion/headstones/Headstone - Garret & Sarah Rue.jpg, Garrett Rue and Sarah Stewart (Rue), HEADSTONE

    Garrett married STEWART, Sarah Ann on 17 Jan 1855 in Butler, Ohio. Sarah (daughter of STEWART, Unknown and BROWN, ?) was born on 1 May 1836 in Pennsylvania; died on 15 Jan 1932 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  STEWART, Sarah Ann was born on 1 May 1836 in Pennsylvania (daughter of STEWART, Unknown and BROWN, ?); died on 15 Jan 1932 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1859, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Census: 17 Jul 1865, Gardner, Johnson, KS, USA
    • Census: 16 Jun 1870, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States
    • Residence: 1880, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States
    • Residence: 1900, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1910, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1916, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1920, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA
    • Residence: 1930, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California

    Notes:

    Per affadavit of insanity, mother's maiden name was Brown, and there were three other siblings, all dead by 1929.

    Census:
    Rue Garret C / Arrived April 1 1858 / 1 other adult in household / 3 children / 5 total

    Census:
    388 / 419 / S. A. Rue / 38 / F / / / / Pennsylvania / M-

    Census:
    S A Rue | Age 33 | White | Female | Occ = Keeping House | | Born in Pennsylvania

    Residence:
    Shown as Inmate at Agnews State Hospital (Insane): Sarah La Rue. No other information, as appears the standard for other inmates.

    Buried:
    JPG, Genealogy/Reunion/headstones/Headstone - Garret & Sarah Rue.jpg, Garrett Rue and Sarah Stewart (Rue), HEADSTONE

    Notes:

    Married:
    “Married on the 17th Day of January, 1855, by the Rev. R. H. Brush, Garret C Rue and Sarah Stewart

    Divorce Filed:
    Sheriff record showing summons served to Garrett by Sarah, and assume this will filing for divorce

    Children:
    1. 3. RUE, Anna Marie was born on 19 Jul 1855 in Butler, Ohio; died on 11 Oct 1938 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.
    2. RUE, Josephine was born on 17 Dec 1856 in Ohio, USA; died on 2 Nov 1915 in Brayton, Audobon, IA USA; was buried on 6 Nov 1915 in Neodesha Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson, KS USA.
    3. RUE, Charles Whitedeer was born in Nov 1858 in Butler, Ohio; died on 19 Dec 1909 in Braithwaite, Washita, OK, United States.
    4. RUE, Mary Francis was born in Oct 1861 in Johnson Co, Kansas; died in 1932; was buried in Colma, CA, USA.
    5. RUE, Olive Esalia was born in Feb 1864 in Johnson Co, Kansas; died on 1 Dec 1927 in San Benito Co., CA.
    6. RUE, Lucy A was born in Sep 1866 in Johnson Co, Kansas; died on 7 Dec 1900 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried on 9 Dec 1900 in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.
    7. RUE, Minnie was born in Mar 1871 in Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas; died on 11 Nov 1933 in San Francisco, CA; was buried in Colma, CA, USA.
    8. RUE, Fred Conover was born on 26 Jan 1874 in Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas; died on 11 Jan 1935 in Veterans Home, Yountville, Napa, CA, USA; was buried in Veterans Memoria Grove Cemetery, Yountville, Napa, CA, USA.
    9. RUE, Sylvia was born on 2 Jun 1880 in KANSAS; died on 6 Mar 1975 in Martinez, Contra Costa, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  AUSTIN, Jr Nathan was born on 28 Feb 1770 in Antrim, Hillsborough, NH, USA (son of AUSTIN, Nathan and BARKER, Phebe); died in 1847 in Rochester, Windsor, VT, USA.

    Notes:

    Died:
    “and d there in 1847, aged 78”

    Nathan married BROWN, Betsey. Betsey was born in 1773 in Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA; died on 2 Apr 1808 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  BROWN, Betsey was born in 1773 in Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA; died on 2 Apr 1808 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, USA.
    Children:
    1. 4. AUSTIN, Francis Brown was born on 24 Dec 1795 in Rochester, Vermont; died on 4 Dec 1855 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA.
    2. AUSTIN, Nathan

  3. 10.  WHITTEN, John died on 16 Jul 1845 in Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, USA.

    John married HALL, Betsey in 1799 in Cornish, NH. Betsey (daughter of HALL, Samuel Read and HALL, Elizabeth) was born on 10 Sep 1777; died on 20 Jan 1830. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  HALL, Betsey was born on 10 Sep 1777 (daughter of HALL, Samuel Read and HALL, Elizabeth); died on 20 Jan 1830.
    Children:
    1. WHITTEN, John was born in UNKNOWN in Died at birth; died in UNKNOWN in Died at birth.
    2. WHITTEN, Betsey was born in UNKNOWN in Died at birth.
    3. WHITTEN, James was born in UNKNOWN in Died at birth.
    4. WHITTEN, A Dau was born in UNKNOWN in Died at birth.
    5. 5. WHITTEN, Eleanor L was born on 1 Dec 1800 in New Hampshire; died on 24 Feb 1874 in Kansas, USA.
    6. WHITTEN, Lucy was born on 6 Oct 1807.
    7. WHITTEN, Oliver was born on 10 Nov 1810; died in Jan 1816.
    8. WHITTEN, Elisha was born on 15 Dec 1815; died in Sep 1822.
    9. WHITTEN, Ann was born on 6 Apr 1817.
    10. WHITTEN, Sarah Hall was born on 21 Sep 1818.
    11. WHITTEN, Mary was born in Mar 1821; died in Sep 1822.
    12. WHITTEN, John L was born on 11 Jul 1823 in Chittenden, Vermont, USA.
    13. WHITTEN, Betsey Marsilva was born on 25 Jul 1825.

  5. 12.  RUE, Theodorus CRUE, Theodorus C was born in 1793 in Freehold, Monmouth, NJ (son of RUE, Matthew and BOWERS, Eliza); died on 2 Jul 1852 in Lemon, Butler, Ohio; was buried in Middletown Cemetery Sq08_L08, Section 28, Lemon Twp, Butler, OH.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 5 May 1793, Old Tennent Church, Manalapan, Monmouth, NJ
    • Military: 1 Jul 1813, War of 1812, Pvt, NJ Detailed Militia
    • Possessions: 1822, Lemon, Butler, Ohio
    • Residence: 1830, Lemon, Butler, Ohio
    • Residence: 1 Jun 1840, Lemon, Butler, Ohio, USA
    • Residence: 1850, Lemon, Butler, Ohio

    Theodorus married COUWENHOVEN, Ann before 1823. Ann (daughter of COUWENHOVEN, Garret and SCHENCK, Antje) was born in Sep 1790 in New Jersey. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  COUWENHOVEN, AnnCOUWENHOVEN, Ann was born in Sep 1790 in New Jersey (daughter of COUWENHOVEN, Garret and SCHENCK, Antje).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Ann Conover \ Ann Covenhoven
    • Residence: 1850, Lemon, Butler, Ohio
    • Residence: 1860, Franklin, Warren, Ohio

    Children:
    1. RUE, William was born before May 1823 in Lemon, Butler, Ohio; died before 1850 in Lemon, Butler, Ohio; was buried before 1860 in Middletown Cemetery Sq08_L08, Section 28, Lemon Twp, Butler, OH.
    2. 6. RUE, Garrett C. was born on 5 Jan 1824 in Lemon, Butler, Ohio; died on 14 Jul 1890 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried on 20 Jul 1890 in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.
    3. RUE, Maria was born on 8 Oct 1827 in Lemon, Butler, Ohio; died on 23 Apr 1906 in Warren, Ohio; was buried on 28 Apr 1906 in Woodhill Cemetery.
    4. RUE, Lafayette Schenck was born on 8 Sep 1829 in “Ben Morgan Farm”, Lemon, Butler, Ohio; died on 24 May 1908 in Warren, OH; was buried on 27 May 1908 in Woodhill Cemetery, Franklin, Warren, OH, USA.

  7. 14.  STEWART, Unknown was born in in Pennsylvania, USA.

    Unknown married BROWN, ?. ? was born in in Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  BROWN, ? was born in in Pennsylvania, USA.
    Children:
    1. 7. STEWART, Sarah Ann was born on 1 May 1836 in Pennsylvania; died on 15 Jan 1932 in Hollister, San Benito, California, USA; was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.
    2. STEWART, Edward C was born on 7 Feb 1842 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 12 Mar 1910 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA; was buried on 14 Mar 1910 in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO USA.




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