Enos Corey


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Enos Corey was born May 28, 1800, in Luzerne Co., PA, and died March 17, 1887, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 86. He is the son of Joseph Alvin Corey of East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, and Prudence Parks of Preston City, New London Co., CT.

Electa Wilcox was born April 24, 1804, in New York, and died April 15, 1867, in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI, at age 62. Buried in Kekoskee Cemetery, Kekoskee, Dodge Co., WI. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Enos Corey and Electa Wilcox were married October 24, 1824, in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA.

Enos Corey and Electa (Wilcox) Corey had several children:

  1. Permelia D. "Pamela" Corey: Born July 3, 1827, in Steuben Co., NY; Died May 7, 1917, in Coronado, San Diego Co., CA (age 89). Cremation at eliametery. Married November 19, 1845, in Crawford Co.,  PA, to Ira S. Thompson: Born about 1820 in Massachusetts; Died Unknown.
  2. Adelbert Alonzo "Albert" Corey: Born February 28, 1829, in Steuben, NY; Died September 21, 1891, in Sutton, Clay Co., NE (age 62). Married June 3, 1848, in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI, to Betsy E. Howe: Born March 17, 1832, in New York; Died June 25, 1911, in Sutton, Clay Co., NE (age 79).
  3. Rachael Rosina Corey: Born March 8, 1833, in New York; Died June 19, 1915, in Bigfork, Flathead Co., MT (age 82). Married January 21, 1849, in Mayville, Dodge Co., WI, to Elisha Alvin Littlefield: Born November 17, 1820, in Readsboro, Bennington Co., VT; Died December 7, 1891, in Grafton Twp., Fillmore Co., NE (age 71).
  4. Lucretia M. "Lucy" Corey: Born August 6, 1835, in Randolph Twp., Crawford Co., PA; Died July 6, 1923, in National City, San Diego Co., CA (age 87). Buried in La Vista Memorial Park, National City, San Diego Co., CA. Married 1858 in Unknown to Anson A. Titus: Born April 20, 1832, in Colebrook, Coos Co., NH; Died May 9, 1912, in Otay, San Diego Co., CA (age 80). Buried in La Vista Memorial Park, National City, San Diego Co., CA.
  5. Sophronia Mariah Corey: Born September 10, 1837, in Pennsylvania; Died July 31, 1927, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA (age 89). Married Unknown to Ransom C. Clark: Born June 16, 1832, in New York City, NY; Died November 9, 1916, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA (age 84). Both are buried in Greenwood/ La Vista Cemetery, National City, San Diego Co., CA
  6. Warner Joseph Corey: Born May 26, 1840, in Greys Corners, Crawford Co., PA; Died December 16, 1882, in Lynxville, Crawford Co., WI (age 42). Married January 7, 1872, in Nebraska to Martha Louisa Hopkins: Born April 16, 1855, in Wyoming Valley, Iowa Co., WI; Died May 23, 1928, in Wagner, Charles Mix Co., SD (age 73).
  7. Elnora Malvina Corey: Born 1842 in Pennsylvania; Died July 24, 1931, Waukegan, Lake Co., IL (age 89). Married June 4, 1863, in Mayville, Dodge Co., WI, to John N. Tidyman: Born July 22, 1838, in Scotforth, County Lancashire, England; Died February 24, 1896, in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL (age 57). 
  8. Lester Enos Corey: Born May 26, 1844, in Crawford Co., PA; Died before 1850 in Pennsylvania.
  9. Adella Corey: Born about 1845 in Randolph Twp., Crawford Co., PA; Died November 20, 1892, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA (age 47). Buried in La Vista Memorial Park, National City, San Diego Co., CA. Married February 22, 1872, in Kekoskee, Dodge Co., WI, to Orrin Abner Abbey: Born April 22, 1847, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Canada West; Died October 4, 1905, in Artesia, Eddy Co., NM (age 58). Buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Artesia, Eddy Co., NM.
  10. Alfred George Corey: Born March, 1847, in Kekoskee, Dodge Co., Wisconsin Territory; Died August 24, 1927, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 80). Married July 23, 1871, in York Co., NE, to Mary Catherine Gilmore: Born May 1, 1850, in Fayette Co., PA; Died October 24, 1939, in Fairfield, Clay Co., NE (age 89). Alfred was appointed postmaster in Fairfield, NE, in 1893.
  11. Alice E. Corey: Born March, 1847, in Kekoskee, Dodge Co., Wisconsin Territory; Died September 15, 1864, in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI (age 17). Buried in Kekoskee Cemetery, Kekoskee, Dodge Co., WI. Never married.
  12. Ira Corey: Born April, 1850, in Kekoskee Twp., Dodge Co., WI; Died after 1930 in Southwest City, MO. Married February 1, 1877, in Dorchester, Saline Co., NE, to Mary A. Bradley: Born March 1858 in Kentucky; Died after 1910 in Unknown. Married to Manerva Unknown: Born about 1859 in Arkansas; Died 1920 - 1930 in Unknown.



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Anson A. Titus and Lucretia M. "Lucy" (Corey) Titus are buried in La Vista Memorial Park, National City, San Diego Co., CA. In 1870 Anson was a Millwright in Bradford Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA; in 1880 Anson was a Millwright in West Blue, Fillmore Co., NE; and in 1900 Anson was a Fruit Farmer in National City, San Diego Co., CA. Enos Corey lived with Anson and Lucy in 1880.


 


Rufus, Fanny, Martha, Lucy, Benjamin, Ambrose, Enos, Joseph W., John and A. Dana, were children born to Joseph and Prudence Parks Corey of Luzerne Co PA and Allegany Co NY. A. Dana was the only child of theirs born in NY.

Joseph was the son of Jonathan and Martha Cooke ____ Corey. 1778 Revolutionary War Joseph did serve. We don't have in depth info on his service, but enough to confirm his serving. Joseph also survived the 3 Jul 1778 Wyoming Valley Massacre, Luzerne Co PA where his three brothers Anson, Jenks and Rufus did not survive.
24 Oct 1824 PA Enos married Electa Wilcox. Their marriage was blessed with 12 known children; Permelia, Alonzo Adelbert, George C. (?), Rachael Rosina, Lucy M., Sophronia W., Warner Joseph, Elnora Malvina, Adalia, Alice, Alfred George and Ira Corey. Enos and family made an awesome trip from Luzerne Co PA to Allegany/Steuben Co NY to Crawford Co PA to Dodge Co WI, not done yet, then by 1880 are in Fillmore Co NE, then to his final place of rest the state of CA.

His daughter, Permelia authored and published a book in 1908 called "How the Coreys went West." It profiles Enos but historically it leaves a lot of emptiness. But a cute read.
I do not know the final resting place of Enos, but with all our ancestors I believe he deserves a memorial.

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Children:

Alonzo Adelbert Corey (1828 - 1891)*

Warner Joseph Corey (1839 - 1882)*


 

 

 

 


George L. Corey: Born February 28, 1829, in Steuben Co., NY; Died Unknown. Married July 3, 1848, in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI, to Lydia N. Howe: Born about 1834 in New York; Died Unknown. George's father is Benjamin Corey.

La Vista Cemetery, National City, San Diego Co., CA

Titus                  Anson              20 Apr 1832  9 May 1912   Co. E 3 Wis. Inf.; 2 Markers 2 Photos
Titus                  Lucy M.            6 Aug 1835   6 Jul 1923


Ontario was known as: Upper Canada from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; Canada West from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and Ontario after July 1, 1867.

Enos Corey was born May 28, 1800, in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA.

Electa Wilcox was born April 29, 1805, in New York.

Enos Corey and Electa Wilcox were married October 24, 1824, in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA.

After the death of Orrin's father in 1849 in Canada, and the birth of Orrin's brother, Abner Nathaniel Abbey on August 9, 1849 in Port Hope, Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, Orrin's mother, Mary (Nugent) Abbey, became a resident of Wisconsin, locating in Sheboygan Co. with her children, where she purchased a claim. For two years she made her home on the farm, then in 1851 his mother sold her interests and returned to Canada with all of her children except Wellington, where she spent the remainder of her days. She died at her home in Millbrook, Ontario, Canada in 1888, and is buried beside her husband. There is no listing of the Abbey family in either the 1850 U. S. Census for Wisconsin or the 1851 Canadian Census, probably due to the timing of their travels.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 1, 1850 shows Enos Corey (age 50) born in Pennsylvania with Real Estate worth $500 is a farmer living in Williamstown Township, Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Elexxx Corey (age 45) born in New York. Also living there are: Lucey Corey (age 14) born in New York; Sophrenia Corey (age 12) born in Pennsylvania; Warner Corey (age 10) born in Pennsylvania; Eleonora Corey (age 8) born in Pennsylvania; Adelia Corey (age 6) born in Pennsylvania; and Alice Corey (age 3) and Alfred Corey (age 3) are twins born in Wisconsin. Other Corey families lived nearby.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1860 shows Enos Corey (age 60) born in Pennsylvania with Real Estate worth $2,000 and Personal Estate worth $300 is a farmer living in Williamstown Township, Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Electa Corey (age 55) born in New York. Also living there are: Lucey Corey (age 23) a teacher born in New York; Warner Corey (age 20) a farm laborer born in Pennsylvania; Elenora Corey (age 18) a domestic worker born in Pennsylvania; Adalia Corey (age 16) born in Pennsylvania; Alice Corey (age 13) and Alfred Corey (age 13) are twins born in Wisconsin; and Ira Corey (age 9) born in Wisconsin. Numerous Corey families lived nearby.

Electa (Wilcox) Corey died April 15, 1862 in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI at age 56.

Orrin Abbey enlisted in the naval service on the seventh day of November, 1864, and served as a seaman on the gunboat, Paw Paw, on the Ohio and Tennessee rivers for a year, when he was discharged by reason of expiration of term of enlistment.

In 1865 Orrin lived in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI when he enlisted in the War of the Rebellion (Civil War) in Company E., 38th Regiment Infantry, Wisconsin Volunteers on February 15, 1865. He was mustered out at the end of the war on July 26, 1865, in Washington, DC.

Orrin Abbey was honorably discharged at Washington, D.C. on July 26th, 1865 by reason of special orders, headquarters department of Washington.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1870 shows Wellington Aby (age 29) born in Canada West with real estate worth $4,000 and personal property worth $700 is a Farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Laura Estelle Aby (age 24) born in New York, who is a House Keeper. Also living there is George Aby (age 1) born in Wisconsin; and Orrin Aby (age 23) born in Canada West, a Farm Laborer.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 8, 1870 shows Enos Corey (age 70) born in Pennsylvania with Real Estate of $3,000 and Personal Estate of $700 is a Farmer living in Williamstown Township, Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are Lucey Corey (age 35) born in New York with Personal Estate of $700, who is Keeping House; and Delle Corey (age 24) born in New York, who is at home. They are part of the James Hart household. Also in the dwelling were Martin Hart and his family.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Adella "Della" Corey were married February 22, 1872, in Dodge Co., WI.

By 1878 Orrin Abbey was living in Clay Co., NE.

In 1878 Orrin Abbey Petitioned for citizenship in Clay Co., NE. BOOK I - PETITION, Canada, Page 404.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1880, shows Orrin Abby (age 35) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Farmer living in Freedom Twp., Republic Co., KS. Living with him is his wife Belle Z. Abby (age 35) born in Pennsylvania to New York-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Della's brother, Ira Corey and wife Mary lived in an adjacent house, and Della's sister, Sophronia Clark and her husband Ransom Clark lived next to the brother. All heads of household were farmers.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1880, shows Anson Titus (age 48) born in New Hampshire to New Hampshire-born parents is a Millwright living in West Blue, Fillmore Co., NE. Living with him is his wife, Lucy Titus (age 45) born in York State to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his father, Enos Corey (age 80) born in York State to New York-born parents, who is a Farmer.

The 1885 Kansas State Census shows Orrin Abby (age 40) born in Canada and previously lived in Nebraska is a married Farmer living in Freedom Twp., Republic Co., KS. Living with him are: a married female, Dele Abby (age 40) born in Pennsylvania and previously lived in Nebraska; Mary Abby (age 8) born in Wisconsin and previously lived in Nebraska; and Eunice Abby (age 6) born in Nebraska and previously lived in Nebraska. Orrin's military record shows serving in Co. E, 38th Wis. Infantry.


The Belleville Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, March 18, 1886

Mr. H. M. Davies, of Byron, Wisconsin, an old friend of Orrin Abbey, of Freedom tp., was in this city with the latter last week. He is looking over the country with a view to locating, and is very much pleased with what he has seen. He has gone farther west, but will probably visit Belleville again before buying land.

Leigh Larson note: Eunice Adella Davies was adopted by Orrin Abbey in 1880. H. M. Davies is very likely related.


In 1887 when Orrin Abbey was a stock holder in the Republic County Co-operative Association, a claim against the Association a claim in the amount of $139.65 and costs of $2.10 was served upon him. He took this to court and was found that he did indeed owe that amount "ABBEY v. LONG".

Enos Corey died March 17, 1887, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 86.

In 1889, Orrin Abbey was Commander of John Brown Post No. 44, G. A. R., in Republic Co., KS.

In the November 1891 Election for Republic Co., KS, Orrin Abbey (Populist Party) came in second place for the office of Register Of Deeds.

The 1891 Isle of Man Census taken on shows William T. Garrett (age 34) born in Kirk Andreas, Isle of Man, is a Farmer living in Ballaugh Civil Parish, Isle of Man. Living with him is his wife, Margaret A. Garrett (age 34) born in Kirk Andreas, Isle of Man. Also living there is his son, Fredrick Garrett (age 3) born in Ramsey, Isle of Man. Also living there is an unmarried General Servant Domestic: Sarah Kneale (age 17) born in Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man.


The 1891 Isle of Man Census.


The Republic County Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, September 24, 1891

Mrs. Abbey received a dispatch on Monday night stating that her brother, A. O. Corey of Sutton, Neb., had died at that place. Mrs. Abby and Mr. Ira Corey, her brother, left on the 10:20 to attend the funeral. Mr. Corey was an old disabled soldier.


The Republic County Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, April 14, 1892

Mrs. Orrin Abbey lies very low at her home near Belleville. She has been sick for about ten days and her many friends hope for her speedy recovery.


The Republic County Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, September 1, 1892

Mrs. Orrin Abbey and the little girl are safe in San Diego, California at the present time. They were over five days on the road. Mrs. Abbey writes that she got along nicely and was feeling quite well after her trip. She has three sisters at that place.


Mary Garrett (age 35) and Fred Garrett (age 4) emigrated from England, departing Liverpool aboard S. S. Umbria, arriving in the Port of New York on October 3, 1892. Their intended destination is California.


The Republic County Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, November 10, 1892

Orrin Abbey left for California Thursday morning. He took a car load of things with him. Mr. Abbey moved there on account of his wife's health. They were among the oldest settlers in the county and will be missed by their neighbors and friends. We hope the change will be to their advantage all around.


Adella "Della" (Corey) Abbey died November 20, 1892, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 47.


The Republic County Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, December 1, 1892

DIED.

News was received that Mrs. Orrin Abbey died at San Diego, Cal., of consumption, the day after Mr. Abbeys arrival at that place. Mrs. Abbey went out early in the fall hoping that her health might be benefitted and Mr. Abby rented their place and followed in November. Mrs. Abbey leaves a husband, one daughter and a large circle of friends who lament her loss.


The Belleville Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Friday, December 2, 1892

We learn that Mrs. Orrin Abbey, who went to California some few months ago with the hope of improving her health, died at San Diego the fore part of last week. Mr. Abbey, who went to join her, arrived only a few hours before she died.


Orrin Abbey and Margaret Anne "Maggie" (Kneale) Garrett were married January 25, 1894, at the Central M. E. parsonage, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.


The Republic County Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, July 14, 1898

Miss Eunice Abbey left on Friday last for California. She will make her home with an aunt.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900 shows Frank B. Johnson (age 41) born March 1859 in Illinois to Connecticut-born parents is a Conductor owning his own home with a mortgage and living at 617 Logan Avenue, 9th Ward, City of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 16 years, Elta Johnson (age 36) born June 1863 in Wisconsin to New York-born parents, with 1 of the 2 children born to her still alive. Also living there is his son: Forest Johnson (age 10) born October 1889 in California to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there is his unmarried cousin: Eunice Abbey (age 20) born June 1879 in Nebraska to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, who is a School Teacher.


The Belleville Freeman, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, October 18, 1900

A. Titus and wife, of National City, California, are visiting Orrin Abbey and other relatives in this vicinity this week. Mr. Titus and Mr. Abbey are brothers-in-law.


The Belleville Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Friday, June 24, 1904

Orren Abbey presented us on Tuesday with a very large orange from his brother's farm near San Diego, California. Mr. Abbey was in California a few years ago and assisted his brother to set out the trees on which this orange grew. Miss Eunice Abbey recently returned from a visit with her uncle's family.


The Belleville Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Friday, August 25, 1905

Ira Corey received a dispatch on Monday that Orrin Abbey was worse and Mrs. Corey left the next morning to be at his bedside.


The Belleville Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Friday, October 6, 1905

Orren Abbey Dead.

Ira Corey received a telegram early Thursday morning telling of the death of Orren Abbey at Artesia, New Mexico. Mr. Abbey is well known in Republic county, where he was a resident for a number of years. For some time he has been suffering with throat trouble and went to New Mexico only about a year ago in the hopes of benefitting his health. It is thought that this throat trouble led to a complication of diseases which caused his death. He was a highly respected, well-to-do citizen and the news of his death will come as a shock to his many friends in this vicinity. At the time of going to press it is not known whether his body will be brought here for burial or not. He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security at this place.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1910 shows Margaret A. Abbey (age 53) born in England to English-born parents with all 4 of the children born to her still alive is a widowed Head of Household owning her own home free of a mortgage and living at 3924 University Boulevard, 1st Ward, City of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. Living with her is her five unmarried children: Eunice A. Abbey (age 30) born in Nebraska to English Canadian and English-born parents, who is a Clerk in the Post Office; Fred K. Garrett (age 22) born in England to English Canadian and English-born parents, who is a Home Carpenter; Mary E. Abbey (age 15) born in Kansas to English Canadian and English-born parents; Ethel M. Abbey (age 13) born in Kansas to English Canadian and English-born parents; and Lucy M. Abbey (age 9) born in Kansas to English Canadian and English-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Elta Estella (Unknown, her mother's maiden name was Corey) Johnson was born June 26, 1863 in Wisconsin and died January 31, 1949 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA at age 85. Frank Bishop Johnson was born March 2, 1859 in Illinois and died May 17, 1942 in San Diego Co., CA at age 83. His mother's maiden name was Warner.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910 shows Frank B. Johnson (age 51) born in Illinois to Connecticut-born parents is a Carpenter Working Out and owning his own home with a mortgage and living at 633 Logan Avenue, 9th Ward, City of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 25 years, Elta E. Johnson (age 47) born in Wisconsin to New York and Pennsylvania-born parents, with 1 of the 2 children born to her still alive. Also living there is his unmarried son: Forrest C. Johnson (age 20) born in California to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents, who is a Student.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 12, 1920 shows Frank B. Johnson (age 60) born in Illinois to Connecticut-born parents is a Proprietor of an Apartment House living at 312 Cedar, City of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 25 years, Elta E. Johnson (age 60) born in Wisconsin to New York and Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a Proprietor of an Apartment House. Also living there is her unmarried son: Forrest C. Johnson (age 30) born in California to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents, who is a Foreman at a Plant. Numerous boarders also live there.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930 shows Frank B. Johnson (age 71) born in Illinois to Connecticut-born parents and first married at age 25 has no occupation with real estate worth $4,000 is living at 730 Beach Street, City of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Elta E. Johnson (age 65) born in Wisconsin to New York and Pennsylvania-born parents and first married at age 20, who has no occupation. Also living there are two lodgers and numerous renters.


Nebraska Genealogy, Hamilton and Clay Counties, 1921

Alfred G. COREY

Among the valued and substantial citizens of Fairfield, Clay county, is A. G. Corey, who for many years was prominent in agricultural development of York county. On removing to Fairfield he engaged in the implement business for some time and them received an appointment as postmaster. He received another appointment to the same position by Woodrow Wilson and is still active on the connection.

A. G. Corey was born near Janesville, Rock county, Wisconsin, in 1847, a son of Enos and Electo (Wilcox) Corey, both born near Meadville, Pennsylvania, the former in 1800 and the latter in 1803. There were married there and removed to Wisconsin at an early day, where the father bought land and engaged in farming. Mrs. Corey passed away on the farm in 1866 and the death of her husband occurred in 1898 in San Diego, California, where he had gone for a long trip and rest. Nine children were born to that union, five of whom are living: Lucy, the wife of A. A. Titus of California; Alnora, the widow of a Mr. Tidman (Elnora Tidyman, wife of John N. Tidyman), and a resident of Wisconsin; A. G. the subject of this review; and Ira a farmer of Arkansas. The fraternal affiliation of Mr. Corey was with the Masons, of which he was a Knight Templar, and his political allegiance was given to the democratic party. Four of his sons fought in the civil war.

In the acquirement of an education A. G. Corey attended schools of Kekoskee, Dodge county, Wisconsin, and after putting his school books aside engaged in farming with his father. At the age of seventeen years he offered his services to the Union army and enlisted in 1865 in the Two Hundred and Forty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry. He was in active service for nine months. At the close of the war he returned to his home in Wisconsin but soon afterwards came to Nebraska and in 1868 located in York county, where he took up a homestead, whereon he resided for nearly twenty years. He then sold his homestead and removed to Fairfield, where for six months he engaged in the implement business. During Cleveland's second administration he was appointed postmaster and was again appointed to that office by Woodrow Wilson.

In 1871 occurred the marriage of Mr. Corey and Miss Mary Gilmore, further mention of whose family is made in the sketch of her brother Sebastian Gilmore, to be found in another part of this work. Five children have been born to this union: Clarence, who owns a job printing plant in Omaha; Ethel, the wife of Ed Lewis a traveling man; Vernie, at home; M. L. in Omaha; and A. B., roadmaster at Vancouver, Washington.

Since age conferred upon Mr. Corey the right of franchise he has been a staunch supporter of the democratic party, having firm belief in the principles of that party as factors in good government. He was supervisor for five terms in York county and was holding that position at the time the courthouse was built. His religious faith is that of the Christian church and he is a member of the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Corey devotes his entire time and attention to his duties as postmaster and his many admirable traits of character, combined with his public-spirited citizenship, make him a highly esteemed and representative of Fairfield.


John N Tidyman enlisted September 14, 1861 at Kekoskie for 3 years service in the Civil War. He entered as a private in Co. B, 10th Wisconsin Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal 10/1/1862 and to Sgt. 4/20/1863. He fought in a number of major battles, reported to be 8. He was at Perryville, KY, Chattanooga, Peach Tree Creek, Dallas, Stone River, and was wounded at Chickamauga, GA. He was in Sherman's army at Atlanta. He was discharged 11/3/1863. After the war he settled at Mayville, Wisconsin where he had a farm implement store with Mr. Abler. They dissolved in 1884. In 1876 he started the first grain elevator, across from the depot in Mayville (part of which still stood in 1991). He was a dealer in lumber, grain, and produce. He was a mason by trade as had been his ancestors. He was the postmaster at Mayville 8/28/1889 to 9/29/1893. They transferred to the larger post office at Waukegan, IL. They lived at "spaulding Corner". He was a member of AF&AM and IOOF lodges.


Married: 4 JUN 1863 in Kekoskie, WI

Elnora Malvina Corey