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VOL. 8, NOS. 2-3








Published Quarterly by


Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . GILBERT H. DOANE
The University Library, Lincoln, Nebraska




MRS. C. C. WALDO, '32




Hoover Bible Records


Davidson Bible Records


Nay Bible Records


Close Tomb Stone Records


Records of the Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Neb


Some Descendants of Jonathan Murray (concluded)


Inscriptions, Rock Bluff, Nebraska


   The Record is issued quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Subscription rates: two dollars a year, payable in advance, to be paid to Mrs. M. Al. Hale, Acting Treasurer, 2936 Sewell Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.





NO. 2-3

Copied by Dorothy Riley Hahnenkratt

Henry M. Hoover was born July 19th, 1817.
America Hoover was born October 10th, 1823.
Jacob A. Hoover, Jun. was born January 30th 1842 in Wayne Tp. Muskingum County, Ohio.
Moriah Jane Hoover was born Jan. 20th 1844 in Wayne Township, Muskingum Co., Ohio.
Mary Darcus Hoover was born March 12th 18-- in Gallatin Township, Daviess Co., Missouri.
Charles William Hoover was born April 14th 184- in Daviess County, Missouri.
Winfield Scott Hoover was born Jan. 10th 185- in Daviess Co. Missouri.
Barbara Catharine Hoover was born April 17th 1855 in Daviess Co. Missouri.
Sarah Elizabeth Hoover was born Jan. 31st 1858 in Benton Township, Daviess Co., Missouri.
Henry Edward Hoover was born July 14, 1860 in Salem Township, Daviess Co., Missouri.
Henry Hoover, Senior, was born October 31, 1788.
Jacob Ayres Hoover was born Nov. 15, 1810.
James V. Hoover was born Dec. 27th 1813.
William P. Hoover was born Sept. 29th 1815.
Henry M. Hoover was born July 19th 1817.
Moses J. Hoover was born July 11th 1819.
Charles I. Lisk was born Nov. 10th 1792.
Jane Lisk, his wife, was born Nov. 13th 1786.
Sarah Innocent Lisk was born Oct. 10th 1821.
Elizabeth Jane Lisk was born Dec. 25th 1823.
Mary Darcus Lisk was born March 29th 1828.
Nancy Welmon Lisk was born Nov. 10th 1829.

Henry Hoover, Sen. departed this life Feb. 13th 1820, aged 31 years, 4 months.
Jacob Ayers departed this life Dec. 11th 1820.
Innocent Ayres, his wife, departed this life April 11th 1823.
Mary Darcus Lisk departed this life June 29th 1828 Aged 3 months.
Jane Lisk, wife of Charles I. Lisk, departed this life June 9th, 1832 at two o'clock morning. Aged 45 years,
      five months and 27 days.



Copied by Ethel Nay Siglinger

James and Harriet Davidson were married on the 24th day of August, 1819.
Jane B. Davidson was married on the 20th day of August, 1839, to Harry I. Todd.
Mary W. Davidson was married on the 7th day of Nov. 1843 to Charles S. Reeves.
Mary W. Reeves was married to R. G. Samuels on the 27th day of March, 1849.



Sarah L. Davidson was married on the 6th day of October, 1846, to Thos. B. Glessing.
Lucy Davidson was married 22 October, 1851, to John N. Markham.
Sarah L. Glessing was married 24th of June to Samuel C. Smith, 1856.
Anna M. Davidson was married on the 4th day of Oct. 1860 to P. F. Hays.
Harriet C. Davidson was married on the 7th day of Jan. 1865 to Joseph Tichenor.
Mabel R. Tichenor was married on the 17th day of Feb. 1895, to Henry A. Crom.
Lucy B. Tichenor was married on the 5th day of Sept. 1895 to Kerr Caughey.
J. J. Crom, son of H. A. and Mabel Crom, was married to Lenora May Murray on Mar 3d.
James Davidson was born on the 13th day of November, 1777.
Harriet C. Davidson was born on the 24th day of June, 1801.
Jane B. Davidson was born on the 19th day of September, 1821.
Mary W. Davidson was born on the 13th day of September, 1823.
George R. Davidson was born of the 4th day of July, 1825.
Sarah L. Davidson was born on the 28th day of January, 1867.
Lucretia Davidson was born on the 18th day of December, 1829.
Elizabeth Davidson was born on the 12th day of July, 1830.
Delilia Hocker Slave was born Nov. 1830.
Jessy Hocker Slave was born 10th May, 1832.
George L. Pendleton Slave was born April, 1850.
Benjamin Lytle Slave was born 23 July, 18 54.
Lewis Hocker Lytle Slave was born 1st day January, 1856.
James Markham Slave was born 27th day of November, 1855.
Beny Dangerfield Slave was born on 23d Oct. 1857.
Gelitha Pendleton Lytle Slave was born Oct. 27th.
James M. Davidson was born on the 17th day of March 1832.
Joanna Monroe Davidson was born on the 29th day of May, 1835.
Harriet Davidson was born on the 29th day of July, 1837.
William Davidson was born on the 29th day of March, 1839.
Alice Davidson was born on the 23 day of Jeneary, 1840.
John B. Davidson was born on the 19 day of June, 1841.
Harriet Davidson Tichenor, daughter of H. D. and J. L. Lechenor, was born on the 20th day of December,
Mabel Rose Techenor was born on the 24th Feb. 1870.
Daisy Techenor was born on the 15th of Feb. 1874.
Lucy Blanche Lechenor was born on the 27th of April, 1876.
Lucy Hays was born on 3d Feb. 1861.
Harriet D. Todd, daughter of H. J. Todd and Jane B. Todd, was born on the 29th of January, 1841.
Ann Irmes Todd was born Nov. 3d 1842.
James Michael Todd was born the 4th of July 1844.
John H. Todd was born on the 11th of October, 1845.
Julia & Maria Todd were born Feb. 1852.
Harriet B. Glessing was born on the 23d of July, 1852.
James D. Reeves was born on the 11th of February, 1845.
Annie Todd Samuels was born on the 23d Dec. 1849.
Harriet Davidson Samuel was born on the 3d of March 1852.
James Nathan Smith was born 9th day of April, 1857.
George Davidson Todd was born April 19 1856.
Joeph L. Tichenor was born 21st Sept. 1821.
Harriet D. Tichenor died on the 20th day of September, 1869, aged 9 months.



Elizabeth Davidson died on the 24th day of July 1833 aged 3 years & 15 days.
William Davidson died on the 3 day of April, 1838 aged five days.
Alice Davidson died on the 24th day of January 1839, aged one day.
John B. Davidson died on the 1st day of July 1840, aged eleven days.
James Michael Todd died on the 10th day of June 1845 aged eleven months and six days,
Harriet B. Glessing died on the 13th day of February 1855 aged 2 years six months, and twenty one days.
Anna Irmes Todd died.
John H. Todd died.
Bonnie Todd died.
Joeph L. Tichenor died 4th of July 1886.
Harry Irmes Todd died May 1891.
J. M. Markham died 1890.
Anna M. Hays died in Honey Grove, Texas on the 16th day of June 1891, age 56.
Died in Granada Nicaragua on the 11th day of Dec, 1855 George R. Davidson on the 30th year of his age.
Maria C. Todd, daughter of H. I. and Janie B. Todd, died on the July, 1855.
Lucy Aubin Markham died on the of July, 1856.
Col James Davidson died on the 31st day of May, 1861, being of the age 83 yrs 6 & 18.
John William Markham, son of Ino M. & Lucy Markham died on the 8th of June 1861 being 11 yr 7 months
     & 3 day old.
Harriet C. Davidson Sr. died on the 24th day of February, 1862, in the 61st year of her age.
John Wilson Caughey died.
Harriett Davidson Tichenor died Sept. 25, 1915 aged 78.



Copied by Ethel Nay Siglinger

Maddeson Waddle was born the 29 day of January, 1825.
Sarah Jane Waddle born the 23 day of May 1856.
George Waddle was born the 8 day of August 1858.
Henry Osker Waddle was born the 1 day of May 1860.
Charles Madison Waddle was born the 22 day of February 1862.
Samuel H. Nay was born August 30th A. D. 1812.
Sally D. Nay was born Jany 1st A. D. 1814.
Lafayette Nay was born June 4th A. D. 1837.
Helen Nay was born January 1st 1839.
George Nay was born November 10th 1840.
Rosetta Nay was born January 17th 1843.
Horace Franklin Nay was born June 27th 1845.
Lauren Henry Nay was born March 11th A. D. 1848.
Marshall M. Nay was born March 4th A. D. 1850.
Samuel Gustoms Nay was born November 22 A. D. 1852.
Loretta Nay was born Aug. 27th 1861 Benton Holt County Missouri.
Martha F. Chester was born March 25th A. D. 1866.
Alfred Deroy was born October the 5 A. D. 1867.
Emily Hannah Chester was born Jan the 30 1870.
Minnie J. Chester was born September the 12, 1872.
Henrietta Nay Died April 28th A. D. 1835.
Sally D. Nay died April 24th A. D. 1855.
Samuel Horace Nay died the 9th of Feb. A. D. 1865.



Helen Waddel died Jan. 25, A. D. 1867.
Martha Frances Chester died September 7, 1871.
Samuel H. Nay was married to Sally D. Masten Nov. 4th A. D. 1835.
Samuel M. Nay was married to Henrietta M. Crillis March 30th 1859.
Helen Nay was married to Madison Waddle Dec. 13th A. D. 1855.
Rosetta Nay was married to James Chester Jan. 11th A. D. 1865. Benton, Mo.
Lafayette Nay was married to Eliza Chester Feb. 18th A. D. 1864, Benton, Mo.
George Nay was married to Happy Johnson, January 5th A. D. 1865. Clarinda, Iowa.
Samuel G. Nay was married to Martha F. Chester February 20th 1873. Bigelow Is. Mo.



Copied by Mrs. Ruth Whitaker Hopson

Soule Cemetery, Auburn, N. Y.

In what is known as the Old Section of the Cemetery, there are two stones; one a brown slate about 5 feet six

inches high, two feet wide and two inches thick which has this inscription: In memory of Stephen Close, Esq., who died February 12, 1817, aged 47 years 11 months 16 days, outlined around it are all the working tools of a Master Mason and the emblems. Underneath are these lines:

When nature sinks exhausted to the tomb,
And weeping friends attend the untimely bier,
How deeply awful is the cypress gloom;
How silently eloquent the pensive tear.

On the south side is a white marble slab about 3 feet six inches by two feet by two inches bearing this

inscription: Sacred to the memory of Joanna, wife of Stephen Close who died Jan. 15, 1829 - aged 57 years two months and two days. Come Lord Jesus and come quickly.

Next to Mrs. Close is another slab almost identical bearing this inscription: Sarah Ann, wife of William Tull

died June 10, 1837, in the 31st year of her age erected by her sister.

Just to the north east of Stephen's grave is another stone nearly the same bearing this inscription: Walter Close

who died Sept. 5, 1831, age 37 years- 10- months-27 days. He has gone, I trust, where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest.

Medina Cemetery, Medina, Mich.

Samuel Close died Feb. 8, 1865, age 65 years 8 months and 17 days.




(Continued from Vol. 8, p. 6, Jan. 1930)

     On the 25th day of April A.D. 1858, after sermon by Rev. Wm. Hamilton, at the schoolhouse in the city of Bellevue, Sarpy Co., Nebraska Territory, by request, notice was given to the audience that a meeting would be held at that place on Saturday the 1st day of May Next, to those who had been members in connection with the Old School Presbyterian Church, to take into consideration the propriety of resuscitating the church organized in that place near two years ago, or organizing anew; and Friday the 30th day of April having been set apart as a day of fasting and prayer in reference to that object:--there were convened at the time and place appointed, the following named persons, who were known to have been members in regular standing of the Old School Presbyterian Church viz:--

D. E. Reed

Omaha Mission Bellevue

Wm. McLaughlin

Omaha Mission Bellevue

Robert Hamilton

Chathoms Run

Mary Ellen Hamilton

Jersey Shores

Anna Maria Hamilton


Margaret Ely Hamilton


     After mutual consultation in relation to the object before them it was deemed expedient, under the circumstances to organize anew, whereupon after sermon by Rev. Wm. Hamilton, the following resolutions were passed.

     1. Resolved, that a Presbyterian Church, O.S., be organized in this place.

     2. Resolved, that the minister present, be requested to organize said church, according to the mode prescribed by the form of government of the Presbyterian Church.

     3. Resolved, that a ruling elder be elected to represent this church in its organized capacity.

     Wm. McLaughlin, having been nominated to the office of ruling elder, and no other nomination being before the congregation, he was unanimously chosen to that office, and Rev. Wm. Hamilton was chosen to act as stated supply for the ensuing six months.

     Mr. McLaughlin having signified his willingness to accept the office of ruling elder, the ordination was appointed to take place on the following Sabbath, May 2nd.

     May 2nd, 1858, Sabbath.

     Owing to the inclemency of the weather, and consequent inability of most of the congregation to be present, the ordination of the ruling elder was postponed until the following Sabbath, May 9th, immediately after sermon.



May 9th, 1858.

     After sermon, Mr. McLaughlin, having answered the usual questions prescribed in such cases, and the congregation also having publicly accepted him as their ruling elder, he was solemnly set apart, and ordained to that office in the Presbyterian Church at Bellevue.

May 16th, 1858.

     The sacrament of the Lord's supper was this day administered by the undersigned at which time were received by certificates to membership, of this church, the following named persons, viz:

Mary Marks

Presbyterian Church, Lewiston, Pa.

Margaret A. Bieglow

Associate Reformed, P.C. Ill.

H. T. Clarke

Reformed Dutch Church, Washington Co., N. York.

John Marshall

Pres. Ch. Washington, Pa.

Julia A. Hamilton

Bellevue Neb. Ter.

Mrs. Adelheit Zurcher on profession of faith.

Win. Hamilton

July 13, 1858.

     John Marshall received a certificate of membership in full standing to unite with any church which in the providence of God his lot may be cast. By order of session.

Win. Hamilton, Moderator.

October 2, 1858.

     The sacrament of Baptism was administered to Harold Hamilton Longsdorf, infant son of Dr. W. H. and Lydia R. Longsdorf.

December 31, 1858.

     Miss Margaret Ann Bigelow received at her own request, a certificate of membership in full standing, to unite with any evangelical church in the bounds of which her lot, in the providence of God, may be cast. By order of session.

Win. Hamilton, Moderator.

Jan. 2, 1859.

     The sacrament of the Lord's supper was this day administered by the undersigned, at which time the following persons were received as regular members of the church, viz:

Joseph S. Betz
    and            from the church at Blackbird Hills.
 Helen Betz

Margaret Cooper, from church Big Sugar Creek. Henry Zurcher, by profession of faith.

By order of the session.     
Wm. Hamilton, Moderator.



April 10, 1859.

     The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was this day administered by the undersigned, at which time Mrs. Sarah Burtch of Presbyterian Church, Cadiz, Ohio, was received by certificate as a regular member of this church.

By order of the session.     
Wm. Hamilton, Moderator.

May 6, 1859.

     Mary Marks received certificate of good standing to unite with the Presbyterian Church at St. Joseph, Mo. Members Received and Dismissed.

May 9, 1858.

 1. D. E. Reed Deceased

Oct. 16, 1859.

 2. Wm. McLaughlin

 3. Robert Hamilton

 4. Mary Ellen Hamilton

 5. Anna Maria Hamilton

 6. Margaret Ely Hamilton

May 16th, 1858

 7. Mary Marks.

By certificate.

May 6, 1859.

 8. Margaret A. Bigelow


Dec. 31, 1858.

 9. H. T. Clarks


10. John Marshall


July 13, 1858.

11. Julia A. L. Hamilton


12. Adelbert Zurcher.

By examination.

Jan. 2, 1859

13. Joseph S. Betz

By Certificate.

Omaha Mission.

14. Helen Betz


15. Henry Zurcher.

By examination.

16. Mrs. Margaret Cooper.

United with former church.

April 10, 1859.

April 10, 1859

17. Mrs. Sarah Burtch.

By certificate.

Nov. 7, 1859.

Nov. 7, 1859

18. Mrs. Laura Calkins.

By certificate.

Feb. 4, 1864.

To Baptist Church.

April 2, 1860.

19. Mrs. Mary B. Lovejoy.


April 24, 1863.

To Cong. Church of Omaha.

20. Mrs. Angeline A. Carlisle.


to church of Denver.

21. Mr. Joseph A. Carlisle,


22. Mrs. Mary Pusey.


23. Mrs. Amelia Osborn, Indian.


24. Miss Harriet Hageboom.


25. Miss Ann Eliza Burtch.


April 4, 1861.

26. Martha Ann Windiate.


Left country 1862.



27. Mary Elizabeth Hamilton.


April 11, 1861.

28. Mrs. Mary S. Kinney.


Nov. 11, 1861.

29. Mrs. Tabitha Clifton.

May 4, 1862.

30. Miss Rebecca Bennet.


31. Miss Elizabeth Walbridge.


32. Mrs. Elizabeth Watson.


33. Miss Cornelia Hageboom.


34. Mr. G. B. Tunison.


Dec. 20, 1862.

35. Whitfield T. Wood.


To California.

36. Martha Jane Wood.


"    "     

Traders Point.

37. Eliza Ann Wallace.


38. Mr. Samuel Allis.


39. Mrs. Emeline Allis.


40. Miss Hesther Dunbar.


May 3, 1863.

41. Miss Lucella Mona Peters.

Ex. and baptism.

42. Mrs. Maria Kimball.

Ex. and baptism.

43. Mrs. A. C. Wood.


To California.

44. Martha Wood


"     "    

45. Melinda D. Fisher


Dec. 13, 1863.

Sacrament of Lord's Supper administered.

46. Joseph S. Betz.


47. Helen Betz.


Jan. 16, 1864.

48. Geo. W. Wallace.


49. Miranda Feedler.


Feb. 21, 1864. Traders Point.

50. Mrs. Peeree


51. Miss Alice Gansom


52. Miss Lucy Pusy


53. Miss Harriett Allis


54. Mrs. Esther H. Pogue.


55. Mrs. Phebe Hageboom.


56. Miss Louise Wilhelmia Wolson.


Feb. 21, 1864.

Traders Point, Baptisms.

George Washington Wallace.

Mary Eliza Wallace.

Florence Wallace.

Win. Alvey Wallace.

Clara Wallace.

Alfred Fisher Wallace.

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