Return to Nodaway County Lineages

Descendants of William Severs


Submitted by: Debbie M Leftwich

A1: William Severs, born in Virginia in 1752, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 25 August 1852, married Catherine Peck, the 14 October 1793 in Montgomery Co., VA.
(Notes: William Severs, Sr. was born in Virginia according to the only family records to which we have access. We do feel that he was married at least twice, possibly more. He had one son that we have documented to date, John Severs, Sr. It is very likely that there were more sons and possibly daughters. William moved to the area now known as Anderson Co., TN around 1801. It would appear that he settled his family in an area known as Clinch River. It has been written that William was a blacksmith by trade and more than likely he farmed. Around 1850, William moved from TN to MO with his son John and John's family. At the time of the move, William was approximately 97 years old.)


He had 2 children:
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B1.1: Mary (Polly) Severs married William Lamar, in 1812 in Knox Co., TN.
She had 2 children:
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C1.1.1: Ann Lamar married Crockett Wade.

C1.1.2: William Lamar.
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B1.2: John Severs, Sr., born in Virginia the 18 December 1797, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 13 April 1873, married Rebecca Vandergriff (born the 1 December 1806 and died the 3 September 1858 in Nodaway Co., MO).

(Notes: 1870 MO Census lists a 73 year old farmer born in VA with real estate valued at $2200 and personal property valued at $2500. Living with the Severs are two female children, Ellen, 9, and Sycena Ross, 7. Both born in IA and attended school.)


He had 8 children:
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C1.2.1: William G. Severs, Jr., born in Anderson Co., TN the 23 February 1827, died in Nodaway Co., TN the 15 October 1855, married Elizabeth C. Laugherty, the 19 December 1847 in Anderson Co., TN (born in Anderson Co., TN and died the 18 September 1855 in Nodaway Co., TN).
He had 2 children:
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D1.2.1.1: John T. Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 8 October 1848, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 28 September 1929, married Millie E. Wallace, the 14 October 1869.

(Notes: Went to live with his grandfather, John, Sr., after his parents and sister died. He later lived with his uncle, Daniel Fletcher Severs, until he reached the age of 21. We have copies of the guardianship papers. Buried in the Lamar Cemetery.)


He had 5 children:
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E1.2.1.1.1: Elizabeth Severs, born in 1870.

E1.2.1.1.2: Thomas Jefferson Severs, born in Auburn, NE in 1871, married Manda L. Reynolds, the 11 September 1895 in Nodaway Co., MO.

E1.2.1.1.3: Cora Alma Severs, born in Elmo, MO the 14 August 1876, died in Elmo, MO the 30 June 1951, married Orrin G. Spangler, the 5 October 1898 (born the 21 September 1869 and died the 26 May 1903 in Nodaway Co., MO).

E1.2.1.1.4: Ada May Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 9 May 1883, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 6 January 1944, married David McCord.

(Notes: Buried in the Lamar Cemetery.)


She had 1 child:
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F1.2.1.1.4.1: Kenneth W. McCord, born in Nodaway Co., MO in 1913, died in 1914.
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E1.2.1.1.5: Etta E. Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 3 November 1884, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 15 November 1891.
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D1.2.1.2: Elizabeth Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 20 April 1851, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 3 August 1855.
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C1.2.2: Daniel Fletcher Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 26 April 1828, died in Nodaway Co., TN the 9 July 1899, married Mary Jane Laugherty, the 25 January 1849 in Anderson Co., TN (born the 7 March 1827 in Anderson Co., TN and died the 28 May 1904).

(Notes: Daniel is listed as being the first customer of the first bank in Maryville, MO. Have picture. Have copy of his will.)


He had 7 children:
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D1.2.2.1: Mary K. (C.) Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 10 December 1849, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 23 July 1897.

D1.2.2.2: Sarah E. Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 18 September 1851, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 24 March 1938, married James Squire Bradley, the 24 January 1875 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 29 April 1852 in Warrensburg, MO and died the 28 December 1945 in Elmo, MO, Nodaway Co., son of George W. Bradley and Elizabeth E.?).

(Notes: Divorced September 23, 1908, Nodaway Co., MO. Decree reads "abandonment for over a year." Filed by J.S. Bradley. Notes from Nancy Dobner: "born near College Springs, IA, or N of Old Church Road, NW of Elmo, E side of road". Page Co., IA 1910 Census shows her living with Elmer Ray family. Page Co, IA 1920 Census shows divorced widow living on Main Street, Elmo, MO.)


She had 5 children:
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E1.2.2.2.1: Ollie Ethel Bradley married Calvert Dennis McGehee (born in 1881 and died in 1974).

E1.2.2.2.2: Leonard E. Bradley, born in 1875, died in 1903, married Martha A. Wilson (born in 1875 and died in 1962).
He had 5 children:
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F1.2.2.2.2.1: Walter Bradley, born in 1895, died in 1918.

F1.2.2.2.2.2: Izetta Bradley, born in 1897.

F1.2.2.2.2.3: Lenore Bradley, born in 1897.

F1.2.2.2.2.4: Tom Bradley, born in 1902.

F1.2.2.2.2.5: Wilson Bradley, born in 1903.
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E1.2.2.2.3: Allie Ransom Bradley, born in 1877, died in 1954, married (1 ) Jessie Lee Bailey (born in 1881 and died in 1958), (2 ) Cora E. Campbell.
He had 3 children:
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F1.2.2.2.3.1: (1) Arah Audrey Bradley, born in 1902, died in 1932.

F1.2.2.2.3.2: (1) Coleto Ahalia Bradley, born in 1904, married George E. Shelton (born in 1895 and died in 1972).

F1.2.2.2.3.3: (1) Leo Ellis Bradley, born in 1906, died in 1988, married Lois Field (born in 1910 and died in 1975).
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E1.2.2.2.4: Ovie E. Bradley, born in 1886, died in 1977, married (1 ) Fannie Helen Spangler (born in 1886 and died in 1965), (2 ) Helen Weddle Blackford.

E1.2.2.2.5: Myrtle Abigail Bradley, born in 1889, died in 1980, married Elmer Joseph Ray (born in 1882 and died in 1951).
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D1.2.2.3: William P. Severs, born in Page Co., IA the 24 September 1854, married (1 ) Samantha C. Lamar, the 27 January 1876 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 18 June 1858 and died the 2 July 1880, daughter of John McCann Lamar and Mary Russell), (2 ) Lottie?

D1.2.2.4: Martha A. (Abbie) Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 3 July 1856, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 10 March 1913, married John W. Parker, the 27 March 1883 in Nodaway Co., MO.

(Notes: Infant daughter died on June 30, 1886.)

D1.2.2.5: Charles Wesley Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 1 February 1858, died in Lincoln, NE the 7 January 1941, married Frances Elizabeth Davis, the 25 September 1879 in Clearmont, MO (born the 22 November 1861 in Fillmore, MO and died the 26 May 1950 in Cleveland, MS, daughter of James Lysander Davis and Mary Ann Messick).

(Notes: Owned a boarding house at 1119 K Street, Lincoln, NE. Family story told that Charles Lindbergh stayed at the boarding house while he was in flight training.)


He had 9 children:
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E1.2.2.5.1: Bertha Dell Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 22 November 1881, died in Otoe Co., NE the 10 July 1900.

(Notes: Story related by a family member (Severe) says that when Bertha became ill a doctor was called. While attending her, Bertha told him she saw a person dressed in white. The doctor then told the family that she would not live. Bertha died the next day.)

E1.2.2.5.2: Gertrude Alice Severs, born in Unadilla, NE the 16 April 1883, died in Palmyra, NE the 26 March 1907, married Harry L. Severe, the 14 September 1904.

(Notes: According to phone conversation with H.L.Severe (son of Harry L.), she died of a ruptured appendix. She is buried in the Rosewood Cemetery, Palmyra, NE. She and her sister, Myrtle, were married in a double ceremony at the home of their parents.)

E1.2.2.5.3: Myrtle Mary Severs, born in Unadilla, NE the 2 May 1885, died in Cleveland, MS the 23 September 1987, married (1 ) Lucious Burton Miller, the 14 September 1904 in Palmyra, NE, (2 ) Joseph Esam Michie, the 1 September 1917 in Kansas City, KS.

(Notes: Divorced from Miller 01/09/1917. Have copy of the divorce decree.)


She had 1 child:
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F1.2.2.5.3.1: (1) Quenton Armond Miller, born in Palmyra, NE the 21 March 1906, died in Jackson, MS the 30 October 1966, married Christine Johnson, the 13 February 1927 in Merigold, MS.
He had 1 child:
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G1.2.2.5.3.1.1: Quenton Armond Miller, Jr., born in Merigold, MS the 20 October 1927, married Louise Rizzo, the 18 March 1950 in Cleveland, MS (born the 15 March 1931 in Cleveland, MS, daughter of Anthony Rizzo and Conchetta Gagliardi).
He had 3 children:
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H1.2.2.5.3.1.1.1: Debra Philene Miller, born in Cleveland, MS the 5 July 1951, married Eugene Porter Leftwich, III, the 26 November 1971 in Rosedale, MS.
She had 1 child:
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I1.2.2.5.3.1.1.1.1: Miller Erin Leftwich, born in Hattiesburg, MS the 21 March 1978.
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H1.2.2.5.3.1.1.2: Ronald Esam Miller, born in Natchez, MS the 22 September 1955, married (1 ) Linda Morris, (2 ) Jeanne Harper.
He had 1 child:
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I1.2.2.5.3.1.1.2.1: (1) Cassie Miller, born in Clarksdale, MS the 29 December 1982.
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H1.2.2.5.3.1.1.3: Lisa Miller, born in Greenville, MS the 27 February 1958, married William Davidson Alford, the 13 November 1981 in Gunnison, MS.
She had 1 child:
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I1.2.2.5.3.1.1.3.1: William Davis Alford, Jr., born in Cleveland, MS the 27 January 1986.
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E1.2.2.5.4: Nora Jane Severs, born in Unadilla, NE the 28 April 1888, died in Bennett, NE the 8 November 1944, married Nels Cornelius G. Nelson, the 30 April 1913 (born the 24 March 1881 in Bennett, NE and died the 24 November 1953 in Bennett, NE).
She had 3 children:
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F1.2.2.5.4.1: Elaine Gertrude Nelson, born in Bennett, NE the 18 April 1914.

F1.2.2.5.4.2: Dale Cornelius Nelson, born in Bennett, NE the 3 March 1916.

F1.2.2.5.4.3: Charles Ole Nelson, born in Bennett, NE the 28 September 1919, died the 27 October 1968.
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E1.2.2.5.5: Agnes Elsie Severs, born in Palmyra, NE the 10 April 1891, died in Lincoln, NE the 17 December 1981, married Harry Glenn Pennington (son of Harry Springer Pennington and Della Miller).
She had 2 children:
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F1.2.2.5.5.1: Leland S. Pennington married Susanah Edelmaier.

F1.2.2.5.5.2: Richard Maxwell Pennington married Millicent Fayrene Shriner.
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E1.2.2.5.6: Harry Lysander Fletcher Severs, born in Palmyra, NE the 16 January 1895, died the 28 December 1953, married (1 ) Catherine Lucinda McCauliffe, (2 ) Gladys Cape, in 1936.
He had 2 children:
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F1.2.2.5.6.1: (1) Patsy Sue Severs.

F1.2.2.5.6.2: (1) William Severs, born in Britton, OK in 1932.
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E1.2.2.5.7: Floyd Davis Severs, born in Palmyra, NE the 10 December 1898, died in Lincoln, NE the 21 June 1989, married Edna Clara Heed, the 5 April 1924 in Lincoln, NE.
He had 2 children:
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F1.2.2.5.7.1: Robert Wesley Severs.

F1.2.2.5.7.2: Richard Harmon Severs.
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E1.2.2.5.8: Maude Cordelia Severs, born in Palmyra, NE the 8 August 1901, died the 11 January 1929, married Eyer Alvin "Pod" Parks.

(Notes: Married for only two weeks. Died of a ruptured appendix. Information comes from Max Pennington, a nephew.)

E1.2.2.5.9: Claude Oris Severs, born in Palmyra, NE the 14 March 1905, died in San Francisco, CA the 8 February 1959, married (1 ) Cleo Prindle (died in 1951), (2 ) Beulah.
He had 2 children:
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F1.2.2.5.9.1: (1) Gene Kneer Severs, born the 9 December 1927, married (1 ) Lynn Reaves, in 1947, (2 ) Gloria Rimola, in 1952, (3 ) Gunvor? in 1973.
He had 4 children:
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G1.2.2.5.9.1.1: (1) Ronald Wayne Severs, born the 16 December 1948, died in 1979.

G1.2.2.5.9.1.2: (1) Sharon Lee Severs, born the 28 February 1950.

G1.2.2.5.9.1.3: (2) Andrew James Severs, born in August 1956.

G1.2.2.5.9.1.4: (2) Laura Lee Severs, born in April 1958.
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F1.2.2.5.9.2: (1) Joan Severs, born in 1929, died in 1990, married Al Iannella.
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D1.2.2.6: John Scott Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 1 January 1860, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 8 October 1941, married (1 ) Sarah Jane Crabtree, the 15 April 1876, (2 ) Mary Alice Davis, the 22 September 1881 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 3 April 1862 and died the 9 December 1881 in Nodaway Co., MO, daughter of James Lysander Davis and Mary Ann Messick), (3 ) Julia Henderson, the 18 May 1883 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 8 January 1859 and died the 8 December 1892 in Nodaway Co., MO), (4 ) Mary E. Calhoun Beall, the 19 April 1908 in Elmo, MO (died the 18 July 1941, daughter of Joseph C. Calhoun).

(Notes: Lived in Bedford, IA after 1914, until his death. Buried in the Elmo Cemetery.)


He had 2 children:
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E1.2.2.6.1: (3) Leon Charles Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO, married Verda Eula Gray, the 17 April 1910 in Elmo, MO.
He had 1 child:
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F1.2.2.6.1.1: Son Severs, born in Burlington Junction, MO the 6 June 1911.
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E1.2.2.6.2: (3) Eda Jane Severs, born in 1884, died in 1971, married Ross R. Joy, the 22 March 1905 in Maryville, MO.

(Notes: Married at the Linnville Hotel in Maryville, MO.)


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D1.2.2.7: Theodosia E. Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO in 1869, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 25 September 1944, married Robert D. Kinman.
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C1.2.3: Mary Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 2 February 1830, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 9 February 1913.

(Notes: Buried in Six Corners Cemetery outside Elmo, MO. Isaac had been married previously on March 2, 1848 to Malinda Wray and moved to Missouri. He later moved to Lincoln Township, Nodaway County in 1862. He and Malinda had five children. After Malinda's death, he married Mary Severs and had five children.)


She had 4 children:
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D1.2.3.1: Hugh Newton Castillo, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 26 August 1861, died in 1931.
D1.2.3.2: Malinda A. Castillo, born the 10 May 1863.

D1.2.3.3: Daniel Castillo, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 8 December 1865.

D1.2.3.4: Etta L. Castillo, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 30 December 1871, married R. G. Smith.
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C1.2.4: Dicy R. Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 7 August 1831, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 15 May 1882, married (1 ) Green C. Dagley, the 22 February 1852 in Nodaway Co., MO, (2 ) Edmund Tom Chestnut (born in 1810 and died in 1888 in Nodaway Co., MO, son of Samuel Chestnut and Rachel Gum).

C1.2.5: Eliza Charlotte Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 15 December 1833, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 4 December 1911, married Jacob Lamb, the 4 October 1857 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 30 November 1826 in England and died the 29 June 1896 in Nodaway Co., MO).

(Notes: Buried at Six Corners Cemetery.)

C1.2.6: Martha A. Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 18 November 1835, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 15 June 1919, married Napoleon B. Lamar, the 28 June 1857 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 13 March 1829 in Anderson Co., TN and died the 30 October 1924 in Nodaway Co., MO).

C1.2.7: Hugh McCann Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 15 September 1837, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 8 September 1919, married Julia Ann Isabella Lamar, the 8 August 1868 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 9 February 1839 in Anderson Co., TN and died the 26 March 1876 in Nodaway Co., MO, daughter of Charles Lamar and Rhoda Ross).

(Notes: Hugh and his wife Julia had an infant son that died on September 5, 1860. Julia's birth date is in doubt; probably born in 1839, not 1849 as listed on some of the records we've found, or the account of the death of the child is the wrong date. 1870 MO Census lists a "Henry" M. Severs with wife, Julia. Also living with this family is a Sarah Wade, 22, born in MO and an Alexander Him, 16, born in Kansas. 1880 MO Census lists Hugh M. Severs as a widow living with his sister and his two children. He is also listed as being "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled. Resided in Nodaway Co., MO from age 12, except for 2-3 years when he was engaged in freighting across the plains.)


He had 2 children:
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D1.2.7.1: Hattie Edith Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 22 July 1871, died in St. Joseph, MO the 26 August 1958, married Franklin G. Younger, the 1 January 1890 (died the 8 September 1949).

(Notes: Buried in the Miriam Cemetery. Birth dates from ages on 1910 Census.)


She had 4 children:
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E1.2.7.1.1: Iris Fern Younger married (1 ) Ross E. Horn, (2 ) Dave M. Tucker.
She had 2 children:
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F1.2.7.1.1.1: (1) Iva Lou Horn.

F1.2.7.1.1.2: (1) Edward Horn.
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E1.2.7.1.2: Floyd Anthony Younger, born in Nodaway Co., MO in 1891, married Virgil Mae Lightfoot.

(Notes: Was living in Oak Creek, CO around 1958.)


He had 8 children:
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F1.2.7.1.2.1: Verda Younger, died the 4 October 1982.

F1.2.7.1.2.2: Jim Younger, died in 1981.

F1.2.7.1.2.3: Charles Younger, died in 1973.

F1.2.7.1.2.4: Eva Younger.

F1.2.7.1.2.5: Floyd Glenn Younger.

F1.2.7.1.2.6: Pete Younger.

F1.2.7.1.2.7: Ida Younger.

F1.2.7.1.2.8: Richard Younger.
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E1.2.7.1.3: Bertha M. Younger, born in Nodaway Co., MO in 1898, married James P. Cummings.

E1.2.7.1.4: Hugh Charles Younger, born in 1905.

(Notes: Was living in Los Angeles, CA around 1958.)


He had 1 child:
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F1.2.7.1.4.1: Betty Jean Younger.
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D1.2.7.2: Charles William Severs, born in Nodaway Co., MO the 22 February 1874, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 20 May 1963, married Jessie May Spangler, the 21 March 1897 in Nodaway Co., MO (born the 8 June 1879 and died the 6 January 1967, daughter of John William Keller Spangler and Margrate Maddox).

(Notes: Charles and Jessie had an infant son who died at six days old on December 29, 1902, buried in the Oddfellows Cemetery.)


He had 1 child:
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E1.2.7.2.1: Margaret Verleyne Severs, born the 17 February 1914, married Paul Mires, in April 1933 in Elmo, MO.
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C1.2.8: Rebecca Severs, born in Anderson Co., TN the 3 January 1839, died in Nodaway Co., MO the 31 October 1897, married Henry Allen Cox, the 30 July 1871 (born the 19 June 1830 and died the 11 August 1876 in Nodaway Co., MO).

(Notes: 1880 MO Census lists Rebecca as "maimed, crippled or otherwise disabled." Also lists her as a widow. Buried in Lamar Cemetery, outside Elmo, MO.)