Wednesday, July 4, 2012

John Emory Weatherwax b:23Nov1844Rensselaer co NY was the son of John Weatherwax and Sarah Lamphere. His parents migrated to Michigan by 1860 settling in Macomb co. MI. By 1878 John had migrated to Panama. Lancaster co. NE where he married Susan Isabell Weaverling. They married on 23 Apr 1878 (NE Marriage records). They had a son named Burdette Emery Weatherwax b: 17 Apt 1882 in Beatrice,Gage co NE. Shortly after the birth of this son his wife Susan died. He then married Susan's sister Margaret E. Weaverling on 10 Aug 1882 in Panama Lancaster NE (NE Marriage records). Together they  had three daughters: Susan Clair b:1882,Jennette K. b:1884;and Zima Zoe b:1885. Then either Margaret died or they divorced before 1887. On 19 May 1887 John married for the third time to Elizabeth Rutter, dau of  Oliver W. Rutter and Mary E. Womansee. They had a daughter Bessie b: May 1889. Then John divorced Elizabeth sometime before USC1900 where he appears as single.
 Elizabeth Rutter would go on to marry a William L Reeder they appear in USC1900 along with her daughter Bessie Weatherwax in Beatrice Gage NE. John appears in USC1910 in Kansas City MO living with son Burdette Emery Weatherwax. He died there on 28 Jan 1924 (MO Death certificate). He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery same location. Johns parents remain a mystery to me still. His father was b: c1807 and died after USC1870 in Branch co MI. Some of their children and spouse migrated on to Michigan and Missouri along with their parents, but I am still trying to determin John's parents.

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