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Nelson W. BALLFINCH
Mary CAPPIS
Anna M. NEAT
Ida May RAKESTRAW
Husband:  Nelson W. BULFINCH / BALLFINCH
Birth:  2 Apr 1854, McLean Co., IL
Death:  26 Feb 1935, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO
Disposition:  buried 28 Feb 1935, Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO
Occupation:  carpenter, building contractor
Father:  Leander D. BULFINCH
Mother:  Ruth Alvina BENTLEY
Marriage-1:  21 Feb 1875, Champaign Co., IL
Wife-1:  Mary "Polly" CAPPIS
Birth:  1852/3, Champaign Co., IL
Death:  by 1883
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Abraham CAPPIS / CAPIS, b. ca. 1820, PA
Mother:  Lydia MYERS, b. ca. 1820, OH; m. 29 Mar 1840, Pickaway Co., OH
Marriage-2:  25 Oct 1883, Bates Co., MO
Wife-2:  Anna M. NEAT
Birth:  Apr 1864, IN
Death:  1922, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  George W. NEAT, b. 1823/4, KY
Mother:  Susan WOLF, b. 1828/9, IN; m. 22 Dec 1846, Harrison Co., IN 
Marriage-3:  1922-1930
Wife-3:  Ida May RAKESTRAW
Birth:  Mar 1859, Lucas Co., OH
Death:  15 Mar 1937, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 3 Sep 1884, Bates Co., MO, Charles Henry SLOAN
Other Spouse:  m2. 6 Sep 1919, Butler Co., MO, Judson Benjamin FRY
Father:  Jason W. RAKESTRAW
Mother:  Caroline CROSBY
Children with Mary CAPPIS:
  1.  William Leander BALLFINCH, b. 21 Dec 1875, Piatt Co., IL; d. 13 Dec 1925, Henry Twp., Vernon Co., MO
  2.  Leota E. BALLFINCH, b. 22 May 1878, IL; d. Nov 1969; last res. Girard, Crawford Co., KS; m. 8 Sep 1911, Bates Co., MO, Edward J. PEASE (1874- )
Children with Anna M. NEAT born in Rich Hill, Osage Twp., Bates Co., MO:
  3.  (Child) BALLFINCH, b. ca. 1885; died young
  4.  (Child) BALLFINCH, b. ca. 1887; died young
  5.  Anna Loy BALLFINCH, Oct 1889
  6.  Elsie Ruth BALLFINCH, b. 5 Dec 1890; d. 1 May 1963; bur. Dallas Co., AR; m. Arthur Edney VARNELL (1886-1958)
  7.  Monie Lelia BALLFINCH, b. Sep 1893
  8.  (Child) BALLFINCH, b. ca. 1895; died young
  9.  (Child) BALLFINCH, b. ca. 1897; died young
10.  Mary Elizabeth "Lizabeth" BALLFINCH, b. May 1899
Children with Ida May (RAKESTRAW) SLOAN:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio

Sources (n.b., Piatt Co. is adjacent to Champaign Co.):

1a.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900 (online at the Illinois State Archives web site):
BALLFINCH, Nelson CAPPIS, Polly 1875-02-21 v. 4, p. 79 Lic# 3043 Champaign Co.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-234):
Ballfinch, N.W. Neat, Anna Oct 25, 1883 Bates Co.

1c.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Abraham CAPPIS
Spouse: Lydia MYERS
Marriage: 29 Mar 1840, Pickaway, Ohio
Source: Marriages, 1810-1952. Pickaway County (Ohio). Probate Judge

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Nelson or his mother or sister.  His father is living in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula Co., OH (q.v.).  Mary CAPIS (æ 7, b. IL) is living in T20N.R7E, Champaign Co., IL (p. 326), with her parents, Abraham CAPIS (æ 39, PA) & Lidia (æ 39, b. OH), plus siblings.  George W. NEAT (æ 36, b. KY) and his wife, Susan (æ 31, b. IN), are living in Greenville Twp., Floyd Co., IN (p. 246), with their children and his parents.  Ida RAKESTRAW (æ 1, b. OH) is living in Lucas Co., OH, with her parents (q.v.).

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Nelson LYONS (æ 16, b. IL) is living in Middletown, Champaign Co., IL, with his mother, Ruth, and stepfather, Thomas LYONS (q.v.).  Mary CAPPIS (æ 17, b. IL) is living in the Town of Doña Aña, Doña Aña Territory, NM (p. 169B), with her parents, Abraham CAPPIS (æ 51, b. PA) & Lyddy (æ 51, b. OH), plus siblings.  Anna NEAT (æ 6, b. IN) is living in Osage Twp., Bates Co., MO (pp. 129B-130A), with her widowed father, Geo. NEAT (æ 45, b. KY), plus siblings.  Ida PAKESTRAW (æ 11, b. OH) is living in Carroll Co., MO, with her parents (q.v.).

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Nelson, Mary, or Leota.  Annie NEAT (æ 16, b. IL) is living in Osage Twp., Bates Co., MO (p. 67B), with her father, G.W. NEAT (æ 51/57, b. __), plus stepmother and siblings.  Ida M. RAKESTRAW (æ 21, b. OH) is living in Carroll Co., MO, with her widowed father (q.v.).

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 42):  Poplar Street, Rich Hill City (Ward 2), Osage Twp., Bates Co., MO, Roll T623_839, p. 231B, SN 3B, SD 6, ED 17, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* 62 62 Ballfinch Nelson W Head W M Apr 1854 46 M 16     IL OH OH House Carpenter 2   Y Y Y O M H
    _________ Anna M Wife W F Apr 1864 36 M 16 8 4 IL KY KY       Y Y Y      
    _________ Anna Loy Dau W F Oct 1889 10 S       MO IL IL At school   9 Y Y Y      
    _________ Elsie Ruth Dau W F Dec 1890  9 S       MO IL IL At school   9            
    _________ Monie L Dau W F Sep 1893  6 S       MO IL IL At school   9            
    _________ Mary E Dau W F May 1899  1 S       MO IL IL                  
*Poplar Street

6b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Leota BALLFINCH (æ 22, b. May 1878, IL/IL/IL), stenographer, is unmarried and boarding in Houston City, Texas Co., MO (p. 307A).

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 27 indexed "Rallpman," "Ballpinon," and "Ballfinda"):  Hall Street, Rich Hill Town (Ward 1), Bates Co., MO, Roll T624_768, p. 191B, SN 12B, SD 6, Ed 16, enumerated 28 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29
* 299 301 Ballfinch Nelson Head M W 56 M2 26     IL OH OH Eng Carpenter house OA N un Y Y   R F 2
    _________ Anna Wife F W 46 M1 26 7 4 IL KY KY Eng None         Y Y        
    _________ Loy Dau F W 20 S       MO IL IL Eng teacher school W N 0 Y Y        
    _________ Ruth Dau F W 19 S       MO IL IL Eng None         Y Y        
    _________ Lelia? Dau F W 17 S       MO IL IL Eng None         Y Y Y      
    _________ Lizabeth Dau F W 10 S       MO IL IL Eng None         Y Y Y      
*Hall Street

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 25):  100 Maple [Street] West, Rich Hill City (Ward 1), Osage Twp., Bates Co., MO, Roll T625_905, p. 168B, SN 1B, SD 6, ED 17, enumerated 2/3 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 100 27 29 Balfinch N W Head O F M W 65 M Y Y IL NY OH Y Contractor Carpentry OA
      ________ Anna Wife     F W 55 M Y Y IL KY KY Y none    
      ________ Ruth Dau     F W 28 S Y Y MO IL IL Y Book Keper Bank W
*Maple West

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 45 indexed "Ballzinch"):  Elm Street, Rich Hill City, Osage Twp., Bates Co., MO, Roll 1176, p. 157B, SN 10B, ED 7-22, SD 10, enumerated 10 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 287A 289A Ballfinch Nelson Head O 1,800 N M W 76 M 20 N Y IL NY OH Y Contractor Building E Y N
    _________ Ida May Wife       F W 69 M 21 N Y OH OH OH Y None        
*Elm Street

10.  Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1959:  Index and Images (online at the Missouri State Archives web site):
Name: Nelson W Ballfinch William Leander Ballfinch
Place of Death: Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO Henry Twp., Vernon Co., MO
Date of Death | Age: 26 Feb 1935 | 80y 10m 24d 13 Dec 1925 | 36y 11 m 22d
Cause of Death: cardio renal vasular disease traumatic pneumonia (fall)
Sex | Race | Status: M | White | Married Male | White | Single
Spouse: Ida Ballfinch  
Date of Birth: 2 Apr 1854 21 Dec 1875
Birthplace: Illinois Piatt Co., Ills.
Occupation: Building Contractor Farmer
Father's Name: Alexander (sic) Ballfinch  N. W. Ballfinch
Father's Birthplace: Ohio McLain Co., Ills.
Mother's Name: Ruth Bently Polley Cappis
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio Champaign Co., Ills.
Informant: Leota Pease of Girard, KS N.W. Ballfinch of Rich Hill, MO
Burial | Date: Green Lawn | 28 Feb 1935 Rich Hill, MO | 14 Dec 1925
File No.: 4321 41847

11.  Bates County, Missouri, Cemetery Records (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Nelson W. Ballfinch Anna Neat Ballfinch Ida Sloan Ballfinch
Birth Date:   1864  
Death Burial Date: 28 Feb 1935 1922 15 Mar 1937
Age: 80 yr., 10 mo., 24 da.   78 yr.
Cemetery: Gbeen (sic) Lawn Gbeen (sic) Lawn Gbeen (sic) Lawn
Location: Rich Hill,
Eates (sic) County,
Missouri
Rich Hill,
Eates (sic) County,
Missouri
Rich Hill,
Eates (sic) County,
Missouri
The database say these are death dates, but death certificates suggest these are burial dates.

12.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
PEASE, Leota 22 May 1878 Nov 1969 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) 509-05-2563 KS Yes
VARNELL, Ruth 05 Dec 1890 May 1963 (Arkansas) 526-10-2428 AZ Yes

13.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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