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Jasper Benjamin Mallory Family
Back Row: (l-r) Mary Catherine "Molly" Mallory (married George William Wolf, son of Peter Wolf and Elizabeth Rowray);
Elizabeth Jerusha Mallory (married Henry Brown Daniels, son of John Daniels Jr and Candace Sarah Emery);
Edwin Grant Mallory (married Ida Mae Cotherman, daughter of Reuben Cotherman and Matilda Winklebeck);
Nellie Jane Mallory (married Harvey Cole, son of Wilson Cole and Charlotte Wells);
Romanza Anna Mallory (married William N Greeley, son of John Michael Greeley and Hannah Waldron);
and Jasper Bobb Mallory (married Alice Bixler, daughter of Josiah Bixler and Alice E Drawe).
Front Row: (l-r) Josiah Willard Mallory (married Cora Alice Wilkinson, daughter of Dilleston Kenyon Wilkinson and Elizabeth Stotser;)
Josephine Mallory (married Thomas Lincoln, son of Franklin Lincoln and Sarah Leuella Robinson of Ridott;)
Jasper Benjamin Mallory b 1831, son of Dewitt Clinton Mallory and Eleanor Brown;
and Ella Jane Luce Mallory, daughter of Robert Luce and Sarah Lazell.
Five surviving daughters of Jasper Benjamin and Ella Jane "Elsie" (Luce) Mallory
Back left: Josephine Mallory b 19 Jun 1871 Montevallo, Mo = Thomas Lincoln;
Elizabeth 'Dilla' 'Lizzie' Mallory 27 Dec 1856 Lancaster Twp, Stephenson Co IL = Henry Brown Daniels;
Romanza A 'Maggie' Mallory 1865 = William N Greeley;
Front Row: Nellie Jane Ellen Mallory 28 Nov 1853 Rock Run Twp, Stephenson Co IL = Harvey Cole;
Mary C 'Mollie' Mallory 18 Oct 1844 Rock Run Twp, Stephenson Co IL = George William Wolfe.
JASPER MALLORY Family
Photos and information Contributed by Mallory Smith
Jasper Benjamin Mallory died at home of daughter, Josephine Lincoln He became the first cheesemaker at the creamery in Davis in 1891, but in 1892 Will Ohl became manager. Ran for County Treasurer in 1886. Visited in Hampton, Iowa, jun 29 1913.
Jasper's farm is now known as the Terl-Hark Farm, south of the former Berlin School and the former Berlin Methodist Church. Page 174 History of Stephenson Co. "South of the church was the site of an early store run by Jasper Mallory on his farm in Section 17. He and his wife, a girl reared by Josiah Willard, who was the father of Frances E Willard, temperance lecturer and author, brought a supply of goods in their covered wagon with which to stock the shelves." Freeport Weekly Democrat "Davis, April 12, 1891 "The contract for building the creamery has been let to Daniel Wenzel and work will begin at once. Jasper Mallory, of Freeport, has rented the building and will place in the factory the most improved machinery."
Lizzie (Elizabeth Jerusha Mallory Wolf) never made it to Elwood. She caught TB and died in Aurora NE in 1891 after moving there to be closer to her sister, Nellie. She is buried in the Aurora Cem. Henry married in 1899, Jane Ann (Miller) Swan who had previously been married to Isaac Samuel Swan and had 10 children.
Elizabeth was born in Rock Run Twp Stephenson Co IL. Her parents, Jasper Benjamin Mallory and Ella Jane Luce were married in Stephenson co in 1853. Ella had met Jasper on a trip to Freeport with her adoptive sister, Francis Willard, the famous temperance author and lecturer..and President of the World Women Christian Temperance Union. Francis was a good friend of Susan B Anthony. Ella named one of Lizzie's brothers Josiah Willard Mallory and his grandson Willard is still living. Josiah Flint Willard was Ella's adoptive father. Ella's mother Sarah Lazell died in 1833 in NY and father Robert Luce 1838 in Bristol Indiana.
Romanza Anna "Maggie" Mallory was born 16 May 1864 in Rock Run Twp Stephenson co Illinois to Jasper Benjamin Mallory and Ella Jane Luce. She died in St Paul MN 23 Oct 1935. Maggie entered Illinois State Normal University 6 Sep 1886 and attended through the winter of 1887. During her time there she was offered a teaching job at the Berlin school in Stephenson Co (per letter in my possession.) She and husband William N. Greeley were living in Richland Wisconsin at time of marriage at her parents home in Rock Run 1 Dec 1890. . Made their home in Stockton, Illinois where he was a "creamery man." Romanza and William had Gladys A. Greeley Oct 1891, Loyal L. Greeley 30 Jun 1893, and six weeks after she divorced William, a son William Nelson Greeley 14 Mar 1897. Romanza taught at the Berlin School in Dakota, Illinois spring of 1906, fall 1906 and spring 1907. (1920 Census age 55 Shannon Twp, Carroll Co IL) "Romanza (Maggie) Greeley came to Grandpa and Grandma's place when I was there. She was an old lady then. The photo of her school back in Stephenson County, Illinois shows a young woman about 17 years old, who looks totally in charge of the pupils. She had three children, but I only knew Gladys and her husband, George Lau from visits to their home in St Paul Minesota?." by Ernest James Bird
Jasper Bobb Mallory was a railroad conductor from Freeport, Illinois, a portly man who always wore a dark blue suit and had the requisite watch with gold chain across his vest. He also come to our farm several times over the years. We enjoyed his visits. He was hale and hearty and could tell wonderful stories. I never saw his wife, Alice. She apparently lived to serve the poor people of Freeport. She gave everything she and Uncle Jap had for the cause. She fed the poor and neglected Uncle Jap. The had no children, but raised several orphans?." by Ernest James Bird b 5 Aug 1921, son of Olive Rose Mallory and Frank Bird.
Verne married the grandson of OD Weaver, Harry Elmer Weaver. Verne and Elmer had sons Adelbert and Charles in 1908 and 1910 while living in Rock Run. They were living in Tucson Arizona by 1940. Harry's sister married Bert E Nibla (probably Niblo). George William Wolf 's brother Thomas married Elizabeth Niblo.
EDWIN GRANT MALLORY - 15 Nov 1861 Stephenson Co IL d 20 Mar 1929 = 1 Jan 1885 Ida May Cotherman 18 May 1866 Green Co. Wisconsin d Monday 29 Jan 1962 home of Robert and Faerie (Mallory) Engle Chicago, Ill bur Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Illinois (Reuben E Cotherman 20 Apr 1835 Hartley Twp, Union, PA Moved to Stephenson Co 1871. Operated a mill at Lost Lake retired and moved to Dakota IL 1907, 315 Center St. d 21 Mar 1915 Rockford IL bur Dakota Cem Stephenson Co IL = (1) Isabell Dennis d Mar 1864 (2) Matilda
J Winkelbech 13 Nov 1843 Centre Co PA d 5 Jan 1916 Freeport IL bur Dakota Cem) (Daniel C Corderman = Catherine Frederick) (William Winkleblech = Lucy Ann___) Mallory, Grant II 297 History of Decatur Co IA (NOTE: 1920 census Union Jackson IA Grant Mallory 1870 IA)
.... I never knew Edwin Grant Mallory, but enjoyed knowing his wife, Aunt Ida, many years. The photo of her shows a woman of wit and wisdom and substance, exactly what she was. She had two daughters, Elsie, who married Herbert Coon and lived in Freeport, Illinois, and Faerie, who married Robert Engle and lived in Chicago. Ida lived with Elsie and Herb most of the time and with Faerie and Bob occasionally. During World War II, Ida took it on herself to write to all her young relatives in service and her letters sparkled and always carried a subtle challenge to do one’s best. One time I jumped off the train too soon and found myself two miles from Freeport at 2 am on a winter morning. I knocked on the Coon’s door at 4 am and Ida answered the door, and figuring that I was starving after my cold walk, fried six eggs and a pound of bacon to tide me over until breakfast. The Coons lived in a large three-story house which resembled Grand Central Station when all the family were there. When the Coons came to see us, we cranked up a lot of homemade ice cream and fried a lot of chicken. Bob and Faerie came with a 1932 LaSalle with poles over the seats for a sleeping platform. The Coons had five children: Dorothy was married to Dale Fair, her father’s partner in the appliance business. Ruth was a widow who remarried in the mid-forties and spent time in Kenya and Nigeria. Lois married Dr Elwood Kortemeier. She asked Aunt Ida why she pulled the shades down in her bedroom before she turne off the light. Ida told her she didn’t want any peeping Toms to be disappointed. I avoided Herbie Jr because his life was closing the bars every night….” [Contributed by Mallory Smith - written by Ernest James Bird]
Ida Catherine Mallory
Edwin and Ida's daughter Faerie taught at the University of Chicago. Here husband Prof Robert Engle was a peer of Milton Freidman, the noble prize winner. Ernest Bird's daughter typed and edited the Noble Prize winning essay. (He's the writer below) Farie and Robert's son Rear Admiral Raymond Edwin Engle was on the Natilus when it went under the pole. Ernest Bird was the grandson of Josiah Willard Mallory, brother to Elizabeth and Edwin. Josiah Willard Mallory was named after Ella Jane Luce's adoptive father, Josiah Flint Willard. Ella was mother to Josiah, Elizabeth, Nellie, Edwin, Josephine (married Lincoln from Ridott), mary, Romanza, and Jasper. Josiah Flint Willard was the father of the great temperance author and lecturer Francis Elizabeth Charlotte Willard..President of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (World Pres.) Ella was adopted by the Willards about the time Charlotte was born and Ella was about 10. Ella's grandfather Zenas Lazell was President of the Mayflower Society.
(Ella Jane Luce, daughter of Robert Luce and Sarah Lazell), wife of Jasper Mallory, of the town of Rock Run, three miles north of Ridott, died at her home at 10:30 Saturday night of old age and heart trouble. Mrs. Mallory was about 80 years of age (b 22 Jun 1827 Oneida Co NY.) She was married to Mr. Mallory 54 years ago (12 Feb 1853 Freeport) and has lived at Rock Run ever since. Besides her husband, Mrs. Mallory leaves seven children, viz: Mrs. Nellie Cole (Harvey Cole b 1850 Stephenson Co) of Aurora, Neb., Joseph of Iowa (Josiah Willard Mallory,) Grant (Edwin Grant) and Jasper of Freeport, and one brother and one sister. The funeral services were held and the home at 12:30 today and at the Methodist church half an hour later. Rev. Mr. Jones officiated. Interment was in Young’s cemetery. (Silver Springs) [Contributed by Mallory Smith - Freeport Daily Bulletin January 6, 1908 p 1, col. 4]
Note: Ella’s mother Sarah Lazell, died 2 sep 1833 Carelton Oneida Ny, and father Robert Luce died 21 Aug 1838 Bristol Indiana. Ella was then adopted into the family of Josiah Flint Willard. Her adoptive sister, Francis Elizabeth Charlotte Willard, was the famous temperance author and lecturer and President of the Women’s World Christian Temperance Union, founder of the women’s temperance movement. Francis and Ella were visiting Freeport when Ella met Jasper. Sarah Lazell’s father, Zenas Lazell, was a president
of the Mayflower Society. After her death, the state of Illinois donated a figure of Francis Willard to the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, the only woman to receive that honor. Susan B Anthony, Booker T Washington, and the Evangelist Dwight Moody were all friends of Francis Willard. Susan B Anthony visited Francis on her death bed.
From Edna Ferris Mallory diary: "Apr. 9, 1914: Gene is just a year old now. He had his first haircut today. Frank Bailey came up here to do it. Baby was good, but lively. I made his cake with chickens and rabbits, as it is so near Easter. William runs and plays until he is so tired at night he cries. Uncle Jasper died last night. He had pneumonia again and couldn't rally.”
LIZZIE MALLORY DANIELS
From the journal of Lizzie Mallory Daniels 1887 Hampton IA:
Maggie Niblo wrote letter to Lizzie. She is going to the Women's college in Chicago
Thomas Niblo, brother of Maggie, married Elizabeth Wolf, daughter of Peter Wolf and Elizabeth Rowray.
George William Wolf was son of Peter Wolf and Elizabeth Rowray and married Mary Catherine Mallory, sister Lizzie Mallory Daniels.
Susan Rowray, sister of Elizabeth, who married Peter Wolf, married James C Mallory, uncle of mary Catherine and Elizabeth Mallory.
Susan Rowray married second Thomas Jefferson hathaway whose mother, Sarah Brown, was sister of Eleanor Brown, grandmother of Mary Catherine and Elizabeth Jerusha (Lizzie) Mallory Daniels (daughters of Jasper Benjamin Mallory and Ella Luce).
George William "Willie" Wolf and Mary Catherine Mallory had Jasper Rowray Wolf 1885....he married Bessie McCalmon and lived in Ogle co with Jeremiah Twitmyer who married Gertrude McCalmon, daugher of William.
Wednesday - Jan 31 1887 : (Hampton IA)
-- Wednesday rose early and went to town to trade. When we came home Joe Cora and Baby Bertha Will Mollie (George William Wolf and Mollie Mallory) and children and Bert Mallory were here. Joe and Cora look very natural though Joe does not look as well as he did last Spring when I saw him last. (Joe is Josiah Willard Mallory b 1 Oct 1858, wife Cora Wilkinson b 17 Jan 1864 and daughter Bertha Bess b 20 Jul 1886) They told us lots of news of my old home. Some are prospering some not. Some have died. Among them Lizzie Thoman 19 years of age. Their old neighbors sent them many kind words and blessings to me. It always does me good to think of my old friends in Berlin. Pleasant day. Received a letter from Maggie Niblo of Chicago Girls Training School. Maggie is a noble Christian and no doubt will do a good work. (Thomas Niblo, Maggie's brother, married George William Wolf's sister Elizabeth c 1863) May the lord lead her is the wish of her friends. Aunt Libbie sent me some some quilts to use while I had visitors. I did not have enough.
ALEXANDER NIBLO, farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. Pecatonica; born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1815; came to America in 1820, and to Stephenson Co. in an early day; he owns 160 acres, and made the improvements; only 25 acres of the place were under the plow; now has 100 or over cultivated. His wife, Emily Amelia Nay, was born in Scotland March 17, 1839, and have had ten children, four living - Maggie A., Thomas R., George S. and Abraham; John James was drowned in Rock Run, in sight of the house, while in bathing, June 25, 1869; when they first came to Illinois, they lived in the house in which the first white man lived with his squaw ; his name was American Mack. F.S. McClamon married Susan E Mack.
ALBERT PAUL DANIELS:
Albert, Viola and Carrie Daniels
Albert Paul Daniels, son of John Daniels Jr. and Candace Sarah Emery, was born at Rock Run, Stephenson Co, Illinois 12 May 1945. He was in the first class at the College School, Irish Grove, Stephenson co. in 1854 with his brother Henry Brown Daniels. Married Caroline McClintic, daughter of Nathaniel McClintic and Eliza Bolinda Sloan, April 3, 1870 in Stephenson Co. Illinois. They had a daughter Viola in Dec 1871. The census indicates Viola was born in Illinois and that is probably correct. Viola's death certificate says she was born in Clarksville Nebraska, but it's likely Albert went to Clarksville (later Clarks) in 1873 with his step-brother Albert Tunks. Albert's wife died 20 Dec 1892 in Clarks and Albert and Viola moved to Victoria, Texas and later to Seadrift where Albert died 20 Nov 1930. Viola married William Bennett and died in Seadrift in 1940. [Contributed by Mallory Smith]
Note from Mallory Smith: The Mallorys were originally from Milford Ct. Jasper Mallory b 1784 and wife Harriet L Newton b 1791 moved to Belmont Co OH c 1805. Jasper Benjamin Mallory’s (subject of above obit) father, Dewitt Clinton Mallory b 20 Jan 1805, was their eldest child. About 1827 DWC Mallory and related’s, the Hathaways and Browns, (see bio of John Henry Brown and John Brown Jr Album and Portrait of Stephenson co IL 1888) moved to Paw Paw Grove Vermilion co IL. Dewitt Mallory and his brother-in- law
John Brown Jr fought the Black Hawk War and removed to Stephenson co c 1835. The John Brown Sr lost his life when thrown from a “stallion” in Vermilion co about 1830. His widow, Jane Hurley Brown, died in Stephenson co c 1849. Harriet Newton was a direct decendant of the Puritan Leader Rev Thomas Hooker who founded Hartford Ct. Jasper Mallory’s father, Joseph (aka Jasper) Mallory married Susannah Pond. Susannah’s brother Cpt Charles Pond crossed the Delaware with Gen Washington and commanded the Patriot war ship,
New Defense. He delivered Nathan Hale on his spy mission. Susannah Pond’s brother Cpt Peter Pond was co-founder of the NorthWest Company and discovered the Northwest Passage (Mythe). His maps were used by Lewis and Clark. The Northwest company eventually merged with the Hudson’s Bay Company.
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