Alphin - Buzbee Family


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11432 LUKE P. ALPHIN b. 1788 Albemarle co. VA, m.16 Dec 1816 Boone Co. KY to Nancy Points, b. 1790-1800, dau of John and Jane Points. Family moved to Morgan Co. IL, then in 1827 to Schuyler Co. IL, purchased land in sec.17, sold out and in 1837 moved to Ft. Madison, IA, then to CA where he died about 1880. Luke in 1830 census of Schuyler Co. IL, next to brother-in-law Balaam Buzbee, husband of Luke's sister, Nancy Alphin. Nancy Points d. 1840/45 probably Lee Co. IA.


Hulda Jane b. ca 1818 KY 
m.15 Jul 1834 Schuyler Co. IL, Chauncey Smith.
Zebulon b. 1820
Jonas(Olphra)  b. 1821 KY 
m.Jane ??. In 1850 Lee Co. IA census, Jefferson twp. 
Susana b. ca 1823 KY 
m. 4 Jan 1841 Lee Co. IA to Wm L. Graves, 
d. before 14 Jan 1844, possibly Lee Co. IA. 
Leticia b.1827 KY

11434 NANCY ALPHIN b.1795 Bourbon Co. KY, m.21 Jun 1816 Campbell Co. KY to Balaam Buzbee, b. 1790 SC. Parents unknown. The marriage is the first recorded record of Balaam. Nancy and family in 1830 census of Boone Co. KY.. A John Busby (sic) is there also, no connection found to this Balaam. A deed recorded to John in Boone Co. list him as "fromTipton Co. Tenn" Nancy and family also in 1830 census of Schuyler Co. IL, next to Nancy's brother Luke Allphin and his family, apparently coming together to IL.. Balaam entered land in Sec 26 of Camden twp 1833; was commissioned a Justice of the Peace of this twp 3 Sep 1835. He performed the marriage for one of his daughters. In 1838 he purchased land in the town of Rushville, Schuyler Co.IL.. Family still there in 1840, owning and operating a water saw-mill. Feb 15 1847 Balaam purchased land in Clayton twp, Adams Co. IL; selling 14 Dec 1849; still there in 1850 (census record). Shortly afterwards the family moved west, settling ca 1855 in Jefferson Co. KS, near the now non-existent town of Ozawkie. Balaam died sometime between June and Aug of 1855 Jefferson Co. KS. His wife Nancy is administrator of his estate. Where Balaam was buried is unknown, though his estate did provide for a fence to be erected around his grave, which has yet to be found. Nancy m/2 6 Apr 1857 Jefferson Co. KS to Jacob R. Smith (her fathers will in Ky gives her name as Nancy Smith). Apparently Jacob died or they separated as Nancy is living 1860 Riley Co. KS with her two sons Benjamin and George. Nancy m/3 31 Oct 1860 Ogden twp of Riley Co. KS at home of George Buzbee to Bartholomew Corwin of Davis Co. KS, her son Charles was a witness. Apparently he died as a Nancy Corwin, single, is living with son George 1865 in Riley Co. ES. Nancy m/4 9 Jul 1866 Riley Co. KS to Martin Schriber. Nancy d.20 Nov 1875 Riley Co. KS and buried Ogden cemetery, Ogden, KS.. Her head stone gives her age as 98 and spells her last name Schiver , apparently both in error, as the cemetery was moved and new headstones were cut.

Issue: (all by m/l)

Mary ( Polly ) b. 1817
Lucinda b. 1818 
Leitita b. 1819
Balaam Jacob b. 23 Feb 1820
Rebecca b. 20 Dec 1823
Elizabeth Martha b. 2 Sep 1824
Zebulon Shelton b. 26 Feb 1826
Eliza Jane b. 3 Jun 1827
Leonard b. 14 Feb 1829
John R.  b. 1831
Sarah b. 1833
Charles Moses b. 1834
Benjamin Franklin b.10 Jul 1836
George L.  b. 1837

11436 WILLIAM T. ALPHIN b.19 Nov 1797 Harrison Co. KY, m/1 13 Feb 1822 Boone Co. KY to Seneca (Louvisa) White; she died 1837 Huntsville, Schuyler Co. IL; Wm m/2 3 Jul 1841 Schuyler Co. IL to Zellah Wells, she died 8 Feb 1848 Linn Co. OR. Wm m/3 25 Sep 1849 Marion Co. OR to Phebe Farrier, b. 1805 KY, widow of David Farrier of Brownsville, OR.

Wm moved early to Marion Co. IN after the birth of son Green in KY 1823, there in 1825 when son Luke P. was born; still there in 1833 when dau Margaret was born. Moved to Schuyler Co. about 1837 when wife Seneca died. Wm and family moved about 1847 to Linn Co. OR.. Wm served in the OR Legislature, serving in the House 1850 up through 1852. Wm died 7 Oct 1876 Lind Co. OR.. Phobe d.13 Mar 1875 OR, buried Alphin cemetery.

Issue: (m/l)

Green White  b. 2 May 1823
Luke Prior b.23 Apr 1825
Thomas Zebulon  b.10 Feb 1827 Marion Co. IN
Milton Jackson  b. 7 Nov 1828 Marion Co. IN 
m.3 Apr 1902 Multnomah, OR Mrs Mary Anderson. 

Milton died 24 Jan 1902 Toledo, Lincoln Co. OR.

America b.17 Oct 1830 Marion Co. IN, 
m.10 Oct 1850 Linn Co. OR to Preston H. Bowman. 
She d.28 Jan 1916 Marion Co. OR, buried Allphin cemt.
Francis Marion  b. 1832 Marion Co. IN 
m.15 Oct 1858 Linn Co. OR to Allie Ann McClain 
Francis d.1862 Linn Co. OR
Margaret b.15 Sep 1833 Marion Co. IN
Issue: (m/2)
Rachel b.30 Nov 1842 Schuyler Co. IL 
m.1857 OR Wm Hale. Rachel 
d.23 May 1909 Marion Co. OR, buried Milton Hale cem
Willington b.19 Nov 1844 Schuyler Co. IL 
d.2 Mar 1884 Woodson Millersburg, Lind Co. OR, 
buried Hale cem.
Lydia A.  b. 1848 Linn Co. OR, 
m.28 May 1865 Linn Co. OR John M. Farlow

11437 REUBEN MANSFIELD ALPHIN b. 2 Sep 1801 Newport, Campbell Co. KY, !m/1 abt 1821 (date and place in question) Susan Brumback, b. ca 1801 VA, dau of Peter and Elizabeth Lee Simpsom Brumback. It is said Elizabeth was related to the General Lee family. Reuben was in the War with Mexico, from 1846 to 1847. He was credited as knowing Daniel Boone. Reuben and family moved about, lived Schuyler Co. IL, then McDonough Co. IL, then to St. Joseph, MO, and finally back to Schuyler Co. IL.. Susan died 25 Sep 1852 Huntsville, Schuyler Co.IL, buried Huntsville, King cemetery. Reuben m/2 23 Nov 1852 Schuyler Co. IL Susan Hills, b. 1816 NC, dau of Ephraim Hills St, widow of Thomas M. Webster (!!3 issue by this m). Reuben m/3 a Miss Brumback, Reuben m/4 8 Aug 1887 Schuyler Co. IL to Rachel Rich, b. Oct 1842 IL, she d.12 Dec 1917 Schuyler Co. IL, buried Rushville. Rachel m/3 after Reuben died to John Swartbaugh, Reuben died 17 Sep 1889 Rushville, Schuyler Co. IL, buried there.

issue: m/1

Zerelda b. Apr 1820/1
Sarah b. 1823
Wm Ransom b.12 Feb 1825
Henry b.10 Aug 1826
George W.  b.13 Sep 1830
Zebulon b.27 Jul 1832
Letitia b. 1834 
d. betwn 1841 & 1850 Schuyler Co. 
James ?  b. 18357
Susan E.  b. 1 Mar 1837
Issue: m/2
James b. 1854
issue: m/3
Julia.  b.26 Jan 1866 
d..Jun 1883 Rushville, Schuyler Co. IL (twin) 
Jessie b.26 Jan 1866 (twin) 
John b. Oct 1869 St.3oseph, MO., 
m. Hattie ? , 
d.1900 St. Joseph, Buchanan Co. MO. 
Charles b. Oct 1869/71 a twin to John?. 
Lived St. Joseph, MO 1900.
! a Reuben Alphin m. 9 Aug 1821 Shelby Co. KY to a Mrs Susanna Hall, a widow of SHELTON Hall, could this be Susan Brumback?. The Brumback's were in Shelby Co. at that time. A George Alphin was a witness. This George Allphin could be a child of Ransom Alphin b. 5 May 1756, (p.4)?.

!! Reuben Alphin was appointed guardian for John L. (age 14); Wm (age 12) and Matthew (age 10) Webster on 14 Oct 1859. Schuyler Co. IL Guardianships: Bonds and Letters, Book A, pages 28-43

11438 ZEBULON SHELTON ALPHIN b. 1803/05 Campbell Co. KY, m. 20 Dec 1830 Schuyler Co. IL Cassa Ann Irvin. Living Schuyler Co. IL 1850 with Wm Ransom Allphin and family, his son Francis N, age 4, is also there. Shelton d.15 Aug 1851 of cholera, Schuyler Co. IL. (Shelton used most frequently). A Cassa Ann Alphin m.18 Apr 1853 Schuyler Co. IL to John Pickenpaugh, she a possible widow of Zebulon Shelton.


Frances M.  b. 1846 IL 
d.24 Aug 1851 of cholera. 



114341 MARY (POLLY) BUZBEE b. 1817 Boone Co. KY, m.15 Mar 1836 by her father, Balaam, a Justice of the Peace, m. Schuyler Co. IL to Edward (Ned) Fox, b.Ireland.Family living 1855 Jefferson Co. KS. All trace lost after 1855.

N.A.(f)  b.IL
Balaam b. 8 Feb 1845 IL
John b.IL
Francis(m) 114381 b.IL

114342 LUCINDA BUZBEE b. 1818 Boone Co. KY, m. 20 Jul 1837 Schuyler Co. IL to Benjamin A. Carpenter, b.1820 TN. Family living Mason Co. IL 1850. Also living same area is Abner Carpenter b. 1778 VA and his wife Mary b. 1796 NC, could be parents of Benjamin Carpenter. Lucinda and family moved to KS in the mid 1850's.

issue: (all b. Schuyler Co. IL)

William  b.1836
Mary Jane  b.1838
Peterson b.1840
Sydney Ann  b.1842
Eliza  b.1844
George  b.1846
John  b.1848
Harvey  b.1850

114343 LEITITIA BUZBEE b. 1819 Boone Co. KY, m.21 Dec 1838 Schuyler Co. IL to Lewis C. Dunlap, b. 1818 PA, son of John W. Dunlap who d.2 0ct.1841 Schuyler Co. IL. This family living 1855 Buena Vista twp., Schuyler Co. IL. Leititia and family living 1860 Rock Creek twp. Jefferson Co. KS. Apparently coming with other Buzbee families to KS in the 1850's. Ail trace is lost after 1860.

issue: (all b. Schuyler Co. IL, except Thedore)

John W.  b.25 Dec 1840 
Maria b. 1841
Elizabeth b. 1842
  Virginia b. 1845
Jared S.  b. 1847
Cynitha b. May 1850
Thomas b. 1854
Theodore b. 1856 MO

114344 BALAAM JACOB BUZBEE b.23 Feb 1820 KY?. Some question as to birth location. His Civil War record states he was born Morrow, Marion Co. IN 1822. It is possible he was born IN, unable to find his family in the 1820 census of KY, the family may of went to IN and returned to KY.. Balaam m.27 Jul 1848 Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL to Catherine Bromley, b.8 Aug 1824 Monroe, County Bedford, Quebec, Canada, the dau of Samuel and Sarah Potter Bromley. Catherine's great grandfather 8ethuel Bromley marched on the first alarm at Lexington, enlisting 8 May 1775 in Col Parsons Regt.(see Bromley Genealogy by Viola Bromley). Balaam and family living 1850 in Scott Co.IL (here he says he was b. KY, while all other records say IN). Sometime after 1852 Balaam left his family and went to CA, via Panama to the gold fields in hopes of acquiring a fortune. After a two year absence he returned home with hardly any money at all. His return home was by a sailing ship around Cape Horn. Balaam and family left IL and moved to Jefferson Co. KS, arriving in Ozawkie 18 Aug 1856, after the death of his father in 1855. Salaam enlisted when the Civil War broke out, enlisting Sep of 1862 in the llth KS Cavalry. He served 3 yrs. He contracted a fatal disease while in the service and his wife received a pension for his service alter his death. He died 27 NOV 1872 OzawKie, KS. He was. buried first at Olive Branch cemetery, Jefferson Co. KS, later the cemetery was moved to Rose Hill cemetery, north east of Perry, Jefferson Co. KS.. The cemetery was moved due to the building of a damn which inundated the cemetery and most of the town of Ozwakie and much of the history and homesteads of the early settlers of that town and area. Catherine Buzbee after the death of Balaam moved to Lyndon, KS to five with her youngest dau Lillian Overfeldt. She died there 22 May 1907 and is buried next to her husband at Rose Hill cemetery. A large stone marks both their final resting place.


Edgar b. Jul 1850 Scott. Co. IL 
d. infant
Sarah  b.28 May 1852 Scott Co. IL
Emma L b.31 Mar 1857 KS
Lunetta b. 1859 KS 
d. young in a Prairie grass fire
Frank B.  b. 2 May 1861 KS
Lillian M.  b.28 May 1864 KS

114345 REBECCA BUZBEE b.20 Dec 1823 Boone CO. KY; m.2 Aug 1840 Schuyler Co. IL to Jesse Kinman, b.1 Feb 1818 KY, son of Jeremiah and Susanna Frank Kinman. Jeremiah b.1782 NC, his wife Susanna b.1784 PA.. Jeremiah d.25 Sen 1862 Schuyler Co. IL, his wife Susanna died prior to his death, probably Schuyler Co. IL also.

Rebecca and family living 1850 MO twp. Brown Co. IL.. Rebecca d.30 Apr 1878, her husband Jesse d.16 Jul 1872, both dying Brown Co. IL and buried Kinman cemetery, located in sec 2 of MO twp, just. below Camden, IL, Schuyler Co..

issue: (all b. IL)

Susanna b.1841
William b.1843
3* Mary J.  b.1844
4* James J.  b.1845
5,  Estailla b.1848
John b.1850 a twin
7 Jeremiah b.1850 a twin
8* Sarah E.  b.1852
Leonard b.1854 
d.17 Oct 1873 buried Kinman cemet. 
10  Nancy J.  b.1856
11 MarGaretea b.1858

114346 ELIZABETH MARTHA BUZBEE b.2 Sep 1824 Boone Co. KY, m/1 6 Mar 1843 Brown Co. IL t.o John Pile (Pyle), Apparently he died and Elizabeth m/2 25 AUG 1846 Schuyler Co. IL to Samuel Green, b. 1808 KY., his 2nd marriage also. A Samuel Green m.16 Mar 1826 Schuyler Co. IL to Caroline Trainer, perhaps Samuels first marriage. He had a son James, b.1842 IL by m/1 marriage. Elizabeth and family living 1850 Huntsville twp. and 1860 Buena Vista twp of Schuyler Co. IL..Sometime after 1862 Elizabeth and family moved to Ogden twp.. of Riley Co. KS, without her husband Samuel, as it is said he died 1862 in the Civil War in a Southern prison camp. Elizabeth m/3 21 Aug 1865 to Wm Wood, b.1816 England. He had been married before, with children born in England, KY, and IL. His first wife Sarah d.1862, age 42, Riley Co. KS.. Elizabeth and Wm divorced sometime in the 1870's, and Wm remarried 3 Jul 1876 Riley Co. KS to Elander Wood. Both Wm and Elizabeth still living 1880 Ogden twp of Riley Co. KS.. Elizabeth living 1900 Ogden twp, Riley Co. KS ,with dau. Ellen Wood Nelson, she is listed as mother-in-law. Wm d.1884 Riley Co. KS, with Elizabeth dying 23 Jul i900, either Ogden twp of Riley Co, or Junction City, Geary Co. KS.. Elizabeth and Wm Wood and Wm's first wife Sarah are buried Ogden cemetery, Ogden twp. Riley Co. KS..

issue: m/2

Nancy C.  b. Jan 1850 
Emily Jane  b. 9 Apr 1852 
Artimas May  b. Jan 1857
issue: m/3 (both b.Ogden twp. Riley Co. KS)
Mary A.  b. 1867
Ellen b. 1869 
m. Ramus Nelson

114347 ZEBULON SHELTON BUZBEE b.26 Feb 1826 Boone Co. KY, m.6 Feb 1850 Schuyler Co. IL to Mary Ann Lair, b.6 Mar 1831 KY, dau of Ruben, b.1803 NC and Nancy Lair, b.1803 NC. Ruben and Nancy living 1860 in Schuyler Co. IL.. Ruben living 1880 Riley Co. with Robert Thomas and family. Zebulon and wife were living 1850 Adams Co. IL; living 1855 Jefferson Co. KS. Apparently Zebulon and family returned to IL as he enlisted from Littleton, Schuyler Co. IL in Co A, loth MO Volunteers 2 Aug 1861, enlisting for 3 yrs. He was discharged 30 Jan 1863 on disability. He died at home 28 May 1863 Littleton, Schuyler Co. IL.. His widow remarried 20 Nov 1864 (IL or KS?) to Robert L. Thomas, b.1835 KY. This family lived Ogden, Riley Co. KS wi]ere Mary Ann applied for a pension for minor children of Zebulon. She had received a widows pension while in IL.. In 1880 Zebulon's son William N. is living with his mother in Riley Co. KS. Mary Ann d. 16 Jan 1900 Manhattan, Riley Co. KS.

issue: (all b. Schuyler Co. IL)

Sarah E.  b 7 Dec 1850 
d.30 Apr 1852 Schuyler Co.IL
George E.  b. 5 Aug 1853 
d.23 Feb 1863 Schuyler Co.IL
William Nath'l b. 8 Feb 1856
Joseph Shelton b.27 Mar 1858
Lavina E.  b.16 Jul 1860 
d.22 Sep 1860 Schuyler Co.IL
Mary M.  b.16 Jul 1860 (Lavina and Mary twins)

114348 ELIZA JANE BUZBEE b.3 Jun 1827! Boone Co. KY, m/1 21 Nov 1846 Brown Co. IL to Madison Ridgeway. He apparently died or they separated and she m/2 3 Oct 1847 Adams Co. IL (family bible record, not found in Adams Co. records) to Wm Lawrence Boon, b. 5 May 1821 PA (parents b. Wales, 1880 census record). Shortly after marriage Eliza and husband moved to 8arrien Co. MI, there in 1.850 census. Family moved ca 1852 to Polk Co. MO, there in 1860 census. About 1864 the family moved to Clark Co. MO, settling in Lincoln twp.. Wm d.17 Feb 1902 Waterloo, Clark Co. MO, buried Waterloo cemetery. Eliza d.13 Dec 1908 near Chambersbur9, Clark Co. MO, buried Waterloo cemetery, Clark Co. MO.. !(bible record says b. 18267)


Harriett Amanda b.15 Mar 184.9, 
d.24 Jul 1849, apparently born and died Barrien, Co. MI
Sarah Jane b.20 Apr 1852
Mary Francis b. 5 Dec 1853
Wm Marion b.23 Sep 1855
James Howard b.20 Mar 1857 Polk Co. MO, 
d.17 May 1866 MO, buried Waterloo, MO cemt. 
Perry Henderson b.28 May 1859
Inis Isabelle b.28 Oct 1861
Alice Belle b. 1 Dec 1864
Joseph Franklin  b. 1 Aug 1866
George Washington  b .1 Dec 1868
Berry Allen  b. 6 Jun 1892

note: most birth, marriage and death dates from family bible owned by Robert E. Boon of Luray, Clark Co. MO.. Marriage certificate of Eliza Jane and Wm L. Boon from bible gives date of marriage and married at "Brides Fathers" and both bride and Groom "of Adams Co. IL "; married by Rev Ruben McCoy, apparently same minster who performed first marriage of Eliza Jane to Madison Ridgeway in 1846, this registered certificate in Brown Co. IL is signed by minister "R.K. McCoy", Giving credence that Eliza Jane and Wm L. Boon were indeed married in Adams Co. IL.. Also Eliza Jane's parents were living by census returns 1850 Adams Co. IL. 

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