I have written about a number of the Stufflebean descendants of John, the Revolutionary War soldier and pensioner and have highlighted some of the life of Lewis Michael Stufflebean, through newspaper notices. Lewis was the great grandson of John, descended through Michael Stufflebean and Elizabeth Baker and then John Stufflebean, who died in the Civil War, and Matilda Peavler.
Today, I would like to share family information about Lewis and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Cornett, their children and grandchildren. The Stufflebeans apparently had eight children, although three of them died young in a three year span of time in the 1890s.
1. Allie Edith, born 17 December 1884, Colusa County, California; died 4 March 1936, Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri. She married four times, the first three in Linn County, Missouri, but had no children. (1) J.S. Henderson, 10 July 1902 (2) David D. Mason, 17 May 1905 (3) Cicero G. Davis, 5 May 1911 and (4) John E. Jimmerson, 8 September 1914 in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. It also appears that her first three husbands were significantly older than she was. J.S. Henderson, if the correct man, was born in 1852. David Mason was born in 1848 and Cicero Davis was born in 1843. Her last husband, John Jimmerson, was two years younger than her.
2. Bertha May, born 21 June 1886, Colusa County, California; died 1954, Pueblo, Colorado. She married Marion Douglas Robison on 4 January 1905, Linn County, Missouri. They had three children: Della May, born 1 July 1908 and died 13 April 1939 of a pulmonary embolism, John L., born 1920 and died 15 May 2005 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri and Marion Windfield, born 24 August 1924 and died 23 March 1999. It appears all three children have descendants.
There may be a family Bible record around somewhere because several online trees include these three children. Census data does support the death of three children before 1900.
3. Lawrence Fredrick, born 30 April 1888; died 31 August 1890
4. Florence R., born and died on 6 April 1890
5. Truman Jefferson, born 8 February 1893; died 30 September 1899
Next, from census records:
6. Amy Belle, born 17 February 1896, Linn County, Missouri; died 19 July 1923, Visalia, Tulare County, California, following an operation. She married George Washington Dunkle, 21 June 1914, Laclede, Linn County, Missouri, but they had no children.
7. Ethel Ada, born 22 September 1900, Linn County, Missouri; died 30 January 1990, Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri. She married Frank Ambrose King, 10 April 1917, Laclede, Linn County, Missouri. They had one son, Francis Melvin King, born 29 June 1919 and died 5 December 2015. Francis has descendants today.
8. Elsie Hope, born 19 October 1904, Linn Co., MO; died 30 October 1989. She married (1) Ward Lee Wilson, on 4 June 1921, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. Her obituary reports that she gave birth to five children, none of whom survived long. Missouri death records identify three of the children: Ward Lee, Jr., born 13 February 1922 and died 16 February 1992; Boy, born 30 January 1923 and died 31 January 1923; Naomi Lou, born 28 March 1928 and died 31 March 1928. All were premature births. Elsie and Ward divorced and she married (2) Leon Dennis, 14 May 1946, Linn County, Missouri. They had no children.
Therefore, of the eight children of Lewis Michael and Elizabeth Jane (Cornett) Stufflebean only Bertha and Ethel have descendants today.
If you are related to this branch of the family, please leave a comment.