Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810


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Wakeley Family Genealogy Forum
Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810
Posted by: Janie Ralls cjralls@ionet.net
Date: December 05, 1999 19:27:02

I would like any information on Lemuel Wakely, born 1745-47 in Connecticut.
He married first to Rosanna Ruggles in 1781. He married second to Nancy
Biggs and had one son, James A. Wakely., He married third to Mary Ann Duke
and had one son, Lemuel Wakely Jr. Lemuel Jr. and his brother, James A.
Wakely moved to Sevier County, Arkansas where he died between 1860-70.

Followups:

* Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 Dan Sadberry 1/13/00
o Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 Phyllis Huff 1/25/00
o Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 David Kelley 1/15/00
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Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810
Posted by: Dan Sadberry dsadbe9725@aol.com
Date: January 13, 2000 at
In Reply to: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 by Janie Ralls

Hi Jane, I have quite a bit of info. on Lemuel and his ancestors. I am a
descendant of his son, Lemuel, Jr. Would like to exchange more info with
you. Lemuel's parents were David and Penelope Lacy Wakelee. The spelling
of the name seems to have varied throughout. By the time this particular
group came to AR. they were using the "ey" ending. This line came from the
Fairfield Co., CT. area and you will find most of the records under the
spelling of Wakelee. Dan

Followups:

* Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 Phyllis Huff 1/25/00
* Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 David Kelley 1/15/00
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Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810
Posted by: David Kelley a0009792@airmail.net
Date: January 15, 2000 05:19:19
In Reply to: Re: Lemuel Wakely, 1745-after 1810 by Dan Sadberry

It appears this is the same Lemuel Wakelee (Wakely) who was the father of
Hannah wife of James Alexander that settled at Mound Prairie, Hempstead
County, Arkansas in 1817. Is Rosanna Ruggles the mother of Hannah? Any
relation to Salmon Ruggles?
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From: DLH916@aol.com
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 16:52:41 EDT
Subject: WAKELEY
To: a0009792@airmail.net

Hi, I saw your inquiry on GenForum. Maybe I can help you about Lemuel. I
have information on Salmon and Lemuel. D. Henderson
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From: a0009792@airmail.net
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 22:12:00 CDT
Subject: WAKELY-RUGGLES
To: DLH916@aol.com

D. Henderson

Thank you for responding to my inquiry on GenForum. I welcome information
on Lemuel Wakely and Salmon Ruggles. I have been researching families from
Bellevue, Missouri to Hempstead County, Arkansas 1817-1818 &c.

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Family Group Record                0032
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                         Moved to Missouri in 1807
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Husband's Name   James Alexander
 Born:    03 Jan 1790    Place: Lincoln County, North Carolina
 Died:    25 Jul 1834    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
 Married: 21 Jan 1813    Place: Bellevue, Washington, Missouri (JR)
 Father:         John Alexander
 Mother:         Mary (Price) Morisson (Morrison)
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Wife's Name      Hannah Wakely
 Born:    30 Sep 1794    Place: Fairfield County, Connecticut
 Died:                   Place: 
 Father:         Lemuel Wakely (Waklee-Wakley)
 Mother:         
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Children
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 1. Sex Name
     F  Rhoda Alexander
        Born:    03 Dec 1813    Place: Bellevue, Washington, Missouri
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married  05 Nov 1835    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (BB-234)
        Spouse:  Carey A. Black
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 2. Sex Name
     M  Fealding (Fielding) Alexander
        Born:    03 Jan 1815    Place: Bellevue, Washington, Missouri
        Died:    15 Aug 1846    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Married  27 Oct 1840    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (BB-328)
        Spouse:  Rhoda Wallis
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 3. Sex Name
     F  Eliza Alexander
        Born:    22 Jan 1817    Place: Bellevue, Washington, Missouri
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married  27 Oct 1835    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (BB-233)
        Spouse:  Charles T. Ramsey (Reverend)
        Married: 16 Nov 1837    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (BB-266)
        Spouse:  Arthur W. Simmons (Reverend)
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                         Moved to Arkansas in 1817
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 4. Sex Name
     F  Lodema Alexander
        Born:    26 Mar 1819    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married: 15 Feb 1843    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (BB-409)
        Spouse:  William N. Jenkins
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 5. Sex Name
     F  Harriet N. Alexander
        Born:    25 Nov 1820    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place:
        Married: 02 Jul 1843    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  Jerome A. Campbell
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 6. Sex Name
     M  John G. Alexander
        Born:    11 May 1822    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:    24 Jul 1857    Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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 7. Sex Name
     M  James M. Alexander
        Born:    02 Jun 1824    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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 8. Sex Name
     M  Joseph Benson Alexander
        Born:    12 Dec 1825    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married: 11 Jan 1860    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (A-410)
        Spouse:  Susannah Catharine Jenkins
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 9. Sex Name
     M  Martin R. Alexander
        Born:    10 May 1827    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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10. Sex Name
     F  M.E. Alexander
        Born:    09 Jan 1829    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:    31 Jul 1846    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
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11. Sex Name
     F  A.E. Alexander
        Born:    16 Jul 1830    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:    05 Aug 1846    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
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12. Sex Name
     M  Harvey W. Alexander
        Born:    06 Oct 1832    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:    18 Apr 1853    Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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13. Sex Name
     M  Lemuel W. Alexander
        Born:    07 Sep 1834    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
        Died:    27 Sep 1864    Place: Pilot Knob, Missouri (Civil War)
        Married: 02 Sep 1863    Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas (B-32)
        Spouse: Catharine (Kate) Wallace
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Sources of Information: Ambrose D. Jenkins Journal; Hempstead County,
Arkansas Marriage Records: Book BB, page 233, 234, 266, 320, 409; Book A,
page 410; Book B, page 32; Reference: Hempstead County, Arkansas Marriage
Records 1817-1875, Bobbie Jones McLane & Capitola Glazner, 1969;
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Hempstead County,
page 392; Howard County, page 276; Key: (JR) Journal 
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Rev. A.D. Jenkins ... grandfather, James Alexander, lived in Missouri, and
his wife was at New Madrid at the time of the earthquake. This family came
on pack horses to Arkansas in 1817, crossed the Arkansas River at Little
Rock, before there was any settlement at that place, and came to Mound
Prairie in what is now Hempstead County ... The maternal great-grandfather
Lemuel Wakely was an officer in the Revolutionary War ... 
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Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, The Goodspeed 
Publishing Company: Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis, 1890, Howard County, 
page 276.
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Update 03.08.00              David Kelley 2000                 FGR-0032.HTM
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I appreciate you contacting me. You are the first one since posting the
query on January 25.

David
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From: DLH916@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 21:17:54 EDT
Subject: WAKELEY/RUGGLES
To: a0009792@airmail.net

Hi,

Got your Email. This is the information that I have and perhaps you have
some I need. First of all a Lemuel Wakelee married Rosanna Ruggles. She
was born around l777, daughter of Capt. Joseph Ruggles, Jr. I do not have
a date of death for Rosanna, hopefully you might. Some of this Ruggles
family moved to MO and in the Bellevue Cemetery in Caldeonia is a Lemuel
Wakeley who died in l814 aged 59 years. Then in my papers when Salmon
Ruggles went to Arkansas with the Methodists, a Lemuel Wakely went also.
Not sure if the Lemuel buried in MO is the husband of Rosanna?? The dates
do not seem to jive.

Someone mentioned Hannah. Rosanna had a sister named Hannah. Maybe this
will make some sense to you. If you have a marriage date and date of death
and where Rosanna is buried, I would appreciate having that. Rosanna was
the 8th child of 9 children. Hannah her younger sister. Hope this helps,
and please contact me again.

Thanks

D. Henderson
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From: a0009792@airmail.net
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 22:40:00 CDT
Subject: WAKELY-RUGGLES
To: DLH916@aol.com

D. Henderson

The query of Janie Ralls on GenForum prompted my response. She was seeking
"any information on Lemuel Wakely, born 1745-47 in Connecticut. He married
first to Rosanna Ruggles in 1781." This would not fit a birth year of about
1777 for Rosanna as you have suggested. Also the query reads: "He married
second to Nancy Biggs and had one son, James A. Wakely. He married third to
Mary Ann Duke and had one son Lemuel Wakely, Jr. Lemuel Jr. and his brother
James A. Wakely moved to Sevier County, Arkansas where he died between
1860-70." You mention a Lemuel Wakely moved to Arkansas with the Methodists
the same time as Salmon Ruggles. This would of necessity been a junior 
Lemuel since an elder, senior Lemuel Wakely, died in 1814 and is buried in
Caledonia, Missouri as you have indicated.

You have indicated Rosanna was the 8th of 9 children having a sister named
Hannah as the 9th child. Does this mean you have a list of all of the
children, and if so, is Salmon Ruggles a brother? Is Rosanna Ruggles Wakely
the mother of Hannah Wakely Alexander. These were the things I was wanting
to clarify by my posting on GenForum after seeing the postings of the
others seeking information. I had no information about the Ruggles family
other than the name of Salmon Ruggles and I believe he was a minister.

There are two sources I have which provide some information about the
Wakely (Waklee) family following:

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Howard County, Arkansas:

Rev. A.D. Jenkins, a worthy divine of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, was born in Ouachita County, Ark., in 1846, the second of seven
children born to William N. and Lodema (Alexander) Jenkins ... The mother's
ancestors came to this country with the Puritans, and one member of the
family, Capt. Edwards, commanded one of the vessels during their journey
thither. The grandfather, James Alexander, lived in Missouri, and his wife
was at New Madrid at the time of the earthquake. This family came on pack
horses to Arkansas in 1817, crossed the Arkansas River at Little Rock,
before there was any settlement at that place, and came to Mound Prairie,
in what is now Hempstead County, and here Mrs. Jenkins was born. The
maternal great grandfather, Lemuel Wakely, was an officer in the
Revolutionary War.

Ambrose D. Jenkins' Journal:

James Alexander the son of John Alexander was born in North Carolina Jan.
the 3d., 1790. He was married to Hanna Waklee (Wakely) in Missouri, Jan.
the 21st, 1813. He came with his wife to the present State of Arkansas and
settled in the present Hempstead Co., five miles north-west of Washington
in 1817. He lived there until his death, which occurred July the 25th,
1834. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the time of his
death, and had been for years previously.

Hanna Alexander the daughter of Lemuel Waklee and wife of James Alexander
was born in Connecticut, September the 30th, 1794. Her grandfather, David
Waklee was born in England and came to North America with his
brother-in-law Capt. Edwards, who was in charge of a vessel with the
Puritans, which landed at Plymouth.

Lemuel Waklee the son of David Waklee was born in Connecticut about the
year 1751; this was the father of Hanna Waklee who was born at the time
above mentioned. She was married to James Alexander, Jan. the 21st, 1813.
She came with her husband to the present State of Arks. in 1817 and settled
in Hempstead Co., that is the present county, where she lived and reared a
large family. Having lost her husband in 1834, she was left with the cares
of her children on her mind. Her children have scattered, some have died,
but she yet lives in the same county and not far from the place she first
settled. While young in life she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, but being in the South at the separation, she became a member of
the Church South, but of later years she again connected herself with the
M.E. Church. She has long been battling for the home of the good, and when
I hear of her death, I shall feel that she has gone safely. A.D.J. Sept.
4th 1880.

Lemuel Waklee, whose ancestors came from England before the Revolutionary
War, was a soldier in the war, and an officer. He got cloth for a uniform
of two kinds, dark and red. Before the cloth was made into a uniform, the
war, I suppose, closed and the cloth was made into two cloaks, and he had
two daughters, Hanna & Lodema; in the division, Lodema got the dark cloak
and Hanna the red one. She kept it until her death in her 89(th) year. Her
daughter Harriet Campbell of near Ozan, Ark. became the possessor of it,
and she kept it until her death and her son Mack Campbell became the
possessor of it. It has been wonderfully preserved. A.D.J

David
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From: DLH916@aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 11:07:31 EDT
Subject: Re: WAKELEY/RUGGLES
To: a0009792@airmail.net

Well this is turning out to be interesting. Such is the problem of naming 
everyone the same I think. Yes, Rosanna's brother was Salmon. Here is the
list of siblings.

l. Tamar 2. Comfort (my line) 3. Salmon 4. Eden 5. Azor 6. Rhoda 7. Martin
8. Rosanna 9. Hannah

I have most birthdates. Comfort's birthday was 1763 and we have proof with 
the family Bible. So I am pretty sure Rosanna's birthdate is pretty 
accurate. Not much can be found on Rosanna other than she married Lemuel
Wakelee. I have printouts from the Methodist archives and they have some
information of who went to Arkansas and Salmon and a Lemuel were listed.  
Hannah and Rosanna are the only two we have no other information on. Hannah
married an Edmund Lewis

Not sure if you know about Comfort Ruggles but he was in the Revoultionary
war and also was one of the Indians who dumped the tea in Boston Harbor. He
was only a kid but we think he was with someone in the family. He made the
confession on his death-bed.

Hope this was of some help.

D. Henderson
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From: a0009792@airmail.net
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:08:00 CDT
Subject: Re: WAKELEY-RUGGLES
To: DLH916@aol.com

D. Henderson

Thank you for providing the names of the Ruggles' siblings and indicating
Salmon Ruggles was a brother of Rosanna who married Lemuel Wakeley-Wakely.
I believe it would be necessary to look at the year of marriage for Rosanna
and Lemuel Wakeley-Wakely, 1781, suggested in Janie Rall's message, as
several years too early.

A colaboration together with Janie Ralls, Dan Sadberry, you and I may be
helpful in coming to an agreement (based on what is known about these
families) about their records.

In review, Lemuel Wakelee-Wakeley-Wakely born in Connecticut (about 1751
according to A.D. Jenkins's journal) a son of David Wakelee, married
Rosanna Ruggles, daughter of Joseph Ruggles, Jr. Identified children:
Hannah Wakely born September 30, 1794 in Connecticut, married James
Alexander; and Lodema Wakely.

I do recall during my research of the Bellevue Valley, Missouri reading
about Comfort Ruggles and his involvement at the Boston Tea Party. Thank
you for reminding me about it.

David
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From: DLH916@aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 23:01:48 EDT
Subject: Re: WAKELEY/RUGGLES
To: a0009792@airmail.net

Where did Lemuel marry the second time and when. Is the Lemuel in the 
Belleview Cemetery the man who married Rosanna? I would like to find where
she is buried and when she died. If you know or find this out, please let
me know. Thank you.

D. Henderson
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From: a0009792@airmail.net
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 23:40:00 CDT
Subject: Re: WAKELEY-RUGGLES
To: DLH916@aol.com

D. Henderson

I believe it is time to contact Dan Sadberry dsadbe9725@aol.com who
indicated on GenForum, January 13, 2000 to Janie Ralls, that "I have quite
a bit of info. on Lemuel and his ancestors. I am a descendant of his son,
Lemuel, Jr. ... Lemuel's parents were David and Penelope Lacy Wakelee."

This is a new area of research for me and I have provided what I have
about Lemuel Wakely ... first, his mention in A.D. Jenkins' biography and
second, what A.D. Jenkins wrote about him in his journal, 1880 and
afterwards, sent to you in a previous email.

It would be great to know where Lemuel married the first time and when. I
believe it is likely he is the one buried in the cemetery at Caladonia you
mentioned before. Refer to the family group record of his daughter Hannah.
She is married to James Alexander at Bellevue, Missouri in 1813. In 1817
she and her husband and their first 3 children moved to Mound Prairie,
Arkansas. You indicated from the Methodist archive records, printouts
showing Salmon Ruggles and Lemuel Wakely also moved to Arkansas, and I
suppose it must have been about the same time.

Janie Ralls in her December 5, 1999 query on GenForum says about Lemuel
Wakely, "He married second to Nancy Biggs and had one son, James A.
Wakely., He married third to Mary Ann Duke and had one son, Lemuel Wakely,
Jr. Lemuel Jr. and his brother, James A. Wakely moved to Sevier County,
Arkansas where he died between 1860-70.

I will contact Dan and Janie and send them a copy of the GenForum queries
and our email exchanges. I have an idea they will be able to provide help
with this.

David
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Date: Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 23:56:00 CDT
To: cjralls@ionet.net
From: a0009792@airmail.net
Subject: RUGGLES/WAKELY-WAKELEY-WAKELEE
CC:dsadbe9725@aol.com

Janie Ralls
Dan Sadberry

Janie and Dan

Your assistance will not only be appreciated but necessary to help us move
on with the families of Lemuel Wakely and Rosanna Ruggles. I have appended
below a complete exchange of recent email and also what was posted on
GenForum to hopefully make this easier. I will appreciate a reply.

David Kelley

Appended Text (not included here)
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From: DSadbe9725@aol.com
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 22:12:25 EDT
Subject: Re: RUGGLES/WAKELY-WAKELEY-WAKELEE
To: a0009792@airmail.net
CC: cjralls@ionet.net

Hi David, 

Good idea! And glad to help, if I can.

First, let me correct one of Lemuel Sr.'s wives. The third marriage was to
Patsey HAMILTON, not Mary Ann Duke. The info. that I have on his marriages 
are:

(1) Rosannah RUGGLES on 13 December 1781 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT.
(2) Nancy BIGGS on 5 August 1807 in St. Clair Co., ILL
(3) Patsey HAMILTON on 12 June 1808 in St. Clair Co., ILL.

Some census info:

1790 Brookfield, Fairfield Co., Ct. Census
Return: Brookefield Town, Page 10

Name                 Males>16   Males<16    Females   Others   Slaves

Lemwell WAKELEY         4          1           5         0        0

1810 Randolph Co., ILL Terr. Census
Return: No. 78; Kaskaskias.

Name  

L. Wakely (No Info.)

Return for the Southern Half of Illinois Territory. The Illinois Territory
was divided into two counties. Randolph Co. included roughly the lower one
third of present day Illinois, including the southern third of present day
St. Clair Co. While the northern two thirds of the territory was called
St. Clair Co. The returns for the 1810 census were available for Randolph
Co. only. The St. Clair Co. returns were too damaged.

I show that Lemuel Wakely, Sr. had three children by Rosannah Ruggles:

1. Annis Wakelee b. 9 October 1782
2. Lodeme Wakelee b. 17 July 1785
3. Hannah Wakelee b. 30 Sept. 1794; d. abt 1883

Lemuel Wakeley, JR. married Mary Ann Duke. She was born in about 1805 in
TN, and would never have worked as Sr.'s wife! The info. on the two
Illinois marriages can be found also in the online Illinois marriage index.
I don't have the web address, but will get it.

The info. on the Rosannah Ruggles marriage came from publications on CT. 
marriages, and showed a 'Limon" Wakelee marriage to Rosannah Ruggles. I
will recheck this source later this week, but I am confident about the
reference.

I don't have definitive info. on Lemuel's parents, but have been given this
info from other researchers. David Wakelee died in about 1791-95 in
Brookefield, Ct.

I really appreciate the info. on Lemuel's burial in Washington Co., MO.
What a find, and this makes his marriages in 1781 and 1807/08 appear of a
more reasonable age.

I am all ears on anything anyone else has to offer.

Dan
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From: "Janie Ralls" cjralls@ionet.net
To: "David Kelley" a0009792@airmail.net, "Dan Sadberry" DSadbe9725@aol.com
Subject: Lemuel Wakelee
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 22:49:26 -0500

I wanted to thank you David for your very informative series of e-mails
that you sent to me. I have been very busy with family and have not had
time to look at it until tonight. I have been very interested in my
husbands Wakely line for a while now.  When we first got married, I was
told that his family was related to the old time cowboy star, Jimmy Wakely.
Now at the time, I had never heard of Jimmy Wakely, so it did not mean very
much to me. Since then, I have found out that they were indeed relatives.
Apparently Jimmy Wakely descended from Lemuel Wakely Jr.

I wanted to apologize for the mixup about the third wife of Lemuel Wakely,
Sr. I had the correct information in the other room, but did not take the
time to look it up.

I will look over my Wakely data and compare it to what I have here. I will
also try to go to the library this week, if I can to see if I can get more
information.

Janie Ralls
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From: DSadbe9725@aol.com
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 23:51:15 EDT
Subject: Re: Lemuel Wakelee
To: cjralls@ionet.net
CC: a0009792@airmail.net

Hi Janie, 

Good to hear from you.  

Just discovered something else. It may be that Lemuel's third wife wasn't
a Hamilton by birth, but was widowed previously.

Found these marriages for St. Clair Co., Ill:

Lemuel WAKELY to Nancy BIGGS   8/5/1807 Vol. A; page 2.
Lemuel-Samuel WAKELY to Patsey HAMILTON 6/12/1808 or 8/6/1808 Vol. A; pg 2
Patsy WINN to James HAMILTON 2/27/1805 Vol. B; pg 301

Could be that Patsey Hamilton was the former wife of James Hamilton prior
to her marriage to Lemuel W.

Will check this out further, and get back to you.

Look forward to hearing from both of you.

Dan
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From: a0009792@airmail.net
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:10:00 CDT
Subject: Cemetery Record & Journal
To: DSadbe9725@aol.com
CC: cjralls@ionet.net

Dan & Janie

I appreciate receiving email from both of you and having the new info that
makes it fit together. I am familiar with the early Illinois area and some
of its history. My fourth great grandfather Giles Kelley settled in St.
Clair County, Madison County Illinois 1812, in 1804. My fourth great
grandfather Robert McMahan moved to Illinois in 1793 and lived in St. Clair
County, the part which became Monroe County. He later lived on Horse
Prairie in Randolph County, Illinois and during part of the time Lemuel
Wakely was in Randolph County, Robert McMahan was one of its Judges
1800-1806. His daughter Rebecca McMahan married my third great grandfather
William Kelley and they moved to what is now Delight, Pike County, Arkansas
in 1815. I also have another fourth great grandfather, William Hall, that
settled in Madison County, Illinois in 1815.

Without checking/research, below is what I am able to provide. An extract
from the compiled cemetery records of Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery at
Caladonia, Missouri and the full text from Ambrose D. Jenkins' journal
relating to Hanna Wakely, his maternal grandmother, and her family.

David

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           Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington County, MO
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This cemetery is located in Bellview Township, Survey 837, Township 35
North, Range 2 East. Location/Directions: East on Hwy 32 from Caledonia, a 
short distance to cemetery sign, on left.

                    Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery 1798
                      Site of 1st Presbyterian Church
                         west of the Mississippi.
                         Organized August 3, 1816
                          by Rev. Salmon Giddings

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RUGGLES, Comfort        |        |  1833  | Dressed as an Indian threw
                        |        |        | tea overboard in Boston Harbor
                        |        |        | Rev. War as told on his death
                        |        |        | bed to his Doctor
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RUGGLES, Joseph M.      | 16 Jul | 11 Mar |
                        |  1840  |  1842  |
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RUGGLES, Lodema         |  1778  | 19 Aug | w/o Martin Ruggles
                        |        |  1848  |
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RUGGLES, Luman          |        | 08 Aug | 32y.
                        |        |  1826  |
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RUGGLES, Martin         |  1775  | 02 Aug | Born in New England. 65y. 8m.
                        |        |  1840  | Major
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RUGGLES, Mary           |        |   Oct  | 19y. Consort of Elijah Ruggles
                        |        |  1830  |
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RUGGLES, Salmon         |        | 03 Feb |
                        |        |  1837  |
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RUGGLES, William Philip |        | 08 Jun | 9y. 6m.
                        |        |  1844  |
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WAKELY, Lemuel          |        |   Aug  | 59y.
                        |        |  1814  |
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  1999 Betty Brakefield & Kay King; reproduced here with their permission.
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                         Ambrose D. Jenkins Journal

Lodema Alexander the daughter of James and Hanna Alexander, and wife of
William N. Jenkins was born in Hempstead Co., Arks., Mar. the 26th 1819.
She became religious in early life and joined the Methodist Episcopal
Church. She was married to Wm. N. Jenkins by the Rev. Alexander Avery of
the Arks. Conference, Feb. the 15th 1844. She moved with her husband the
same year to Ouachita Co., Arks. where she became the mother of seven
children, five of whom have passed away. Her husband's house was ever the
home and resting place of the Methodist itinerant preacher.

She was not ashamed of the religion she professed nor of the duty and
privilege of prayer. What a blessing is a praying Mother! She continued
her connection with the Methodist Episcopal Church until the separation of
the Church, when with her husband, she adhered to the Church South. She
shared the toils of this until God saw fit to call her to rest, which
occurred Nov. the 25th 1865. Her funeral was conducted by the Rev. Sam'l
Morris, then of the Little Rock Conference; after which her remains were
deposited in the grave near Mr. Riddick's in Ouachita Co., Ark., where now
sleeps her husband and five of her children.

                      Years have past dear Mother,
                      Since thou hast left
                      Thy earthly home;
                      But memory yet lingers, at times
                      Around the past.
        
                      Sleep on dear Mother,
                      For thy conflicts are all over;
                      And when the Master calls
                      Thou wilt stand in thy lot.

                              Aug. 30th 1880.
                                   A.D.J.

James Alexander the son of John Alexander was born in North Carolina Jan.
the 3d., 1790. He was married to Hanna Waklee in Missouri, Jan. the 21st,
1813. He came with his wife to the present State of Arkansas and settled
in the pres't Hempstead Co., five miles north-west of Washington in 1817.
He lived there until his death, which occurred July the 25th, 1834. He was
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the time of his death, and
had been for years previously.

Hanna Alexander the daughter of Lemuel Waklee and wife of James Alexander
was born in Conn., September the 30th, 1794. Her grandfather, David Waklee
was born in England and came to North America with his brother-in-law Capt.
Edwards, who was in charge of a vessel with the Puritans, which landed at
Plymouth.

Lemuel Waklee the son of David Waklee was born in Conn. about the year
1751; this was the father of Hanna Waklee who was born at the time above
mentioned. She was married to James Alexander, Jan. the 21st, 1813. She
came with her husband to the present State of Arks. in 1817 and settled in
Hempstead Co., that is the present county, where she lived and reared a
large family. Having lost her husband in 1834, she was left with the cares
of her children on her mind. Her children have scattered, some have died,
but she yet lives in the same county and not far from the place she first
settled. While young in life she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, but being in the South at the separation, she became a member of
the Church South, but of later years she again connected herself with the
M.E. Church. She has long been battling for the home of the good, and when
I hear of her death, I shall feel that she has gone safely.

                              Sept. 4th 1880.
                                   A.D.J.

Rhoda Alexander, the daughter of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in the
State of Mo., Dec. the 3d 1813, became a member of the Methodist Church,
and in 1837 was married to Mr. Carey Black in Hempstead Co., Arks. They are
still citizens of the same county, and have been members of the Methodist
Church for years.

Fealding Alexander, the son of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in Mo.,
Jan. the 3d 1815. He became an efficient member of the Methodist Church;
was married, and on the 15th day of Aug. 1846, departed this life in
Hempstead Co., Arks.

Eliza Alexander, the daughter of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in
Mo., Jan. the 22d 1817. She became a member of the Methodist Church; and
was married to the Rev. C.T. Ramsey of the Ark's Cof. in Oct. 1835. He
died in Batesville, Arks. Nov. the 10th 1836 and she was married again in
Nov. the 10th 1837 to the Rev. A.W. Simmons of the Ark's Conference.

Lodema Alexander. See page 23. (Above)

John G. Alexander, the son of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in the
present Hempstead Co., Arks. May the 11th, 1822. He became a Methodist
minister and traveled in connection with the Ark's Conf. a while, ceased
however in, or after the discoveries of California were made; he went there
and died July the 24th 1857.

James M. Alexander, the son of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in the
present Hempstead Co., Arks. June the 2d, 1824. He became a member of the
Methodist Church, married and moved to Texas. Later years I learned he
changed his Church relations.

Joseph B. Alexander, the son of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in the
present Hempstead Co., Arks. Dec. the 12th, 1825. He became a member of the
Methodist Church; and not long after the discovery of gold in Cala. he,
with two younger brothers, went there. He returned after some years and
married, went to Texas, lost his wife, married again and returned to
California.

Martin R. Alexander, the son of James and Hanna Alexander, was born in the
present Hempstead Co., Arks. May the 10th, 1827. He became a member of the
Methodist Church when young and with J.B. Alexander went to California;
returned after about five years, and after the war married in Columbia Co.,
Arks.

Harriet Alexander, the daughter of James & Hanna Alexander, was born in the
present Hempstead Co., Arks. Nov. 25, 1820. She was married to Jerome A.
Campbell in July 2d 1843. She is a member of the M.E. Church South, and has
been for years endeavoring to like the life of the faithful. She became a
christian at the age of about 13 and joined the Methodist Church. (Added
entry) She lived a faithful christian, and died in Ozan, Feb. 27th 1910.

Harvey W. Alexander, the son of James & Hanna Alexander, was born in
Hempstead Co., Arks. Oct. the 6th, 1832. He went to California with his
brother J.G. Alexander and there died Apr. the 18th 1853.

A.E. Alexander, the daughter of James & Hanna Alexander was born in
Hempstead Co., Arks. July the 16th, 1830 and died Aug. 5th 1846.

M.E. Alexander, the daughter of James & Hanna Alexander, was born in
Hempstead Co., Arks. Jan. the 9th 1829 and died July 31st 1846.

Lemuel W. Alexander, the son of James & Hanna Alexander, was born in
Hempstead Co., Arks. Sept. the 7th, 1834. He went to California with J.B.
& M.R. Alexander, his brothers, and after some years returned, and was
married in Hempstead Co. Arks. Sept 2d 1862 to Miss Kate Wallace. He
belonged to the Confederate army and was killed at Pilot Knob, Mo., Sept.
the 27th, 1864, leavin(g) a wife who has since died. They left one child to
bare the name, Lelia Alexander, who is now in Texas.

                              Sept. 27th 1880.
                                   A.D.J.

Lemuel Waklee, whose ancestors came from England before the Revolutionary
War, was a soldier in the war, and an officer. He got cloth for a uniform
of two kinds, dark and red. Before the cloth was made into a uniform, the
war, I suppose, closed and the cloth was made into two cloaks, and he had
two daughters, Hanna & Lodema; in the division, Lodema got the dark cloak
and Hanna the red one. She kept it until her death in her 89(th) year. Her
daughter Harriet Campbell of near Ozan, Ark. became the possessor of it,
and she kept it until her death and her son Mack Campbell became the
possessor of it. It has been wonderfully preserved.

                                   A.D.J.
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Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:26:00 CDT
Subject: Email Ruggles/Wakely-Wakely
To: DLH916@aol.com

D.H.

I have contacted Janie Ralls and Dan Sadberry and received replies from
both. Our email exchanges follow and there is information that is helpful.

David

Email exchanges (above)
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From: "Janie Ralls" 
To: "David Ralls" sscout@concentric.net, "Dan Sadberry" DSadbe9725@aol.com,
"David Kelley" a0009792@airmail.net
Subject: Stratford Settler's Map (2)
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 18:59:09 -0500

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/pages/stratford/stratford_settlers.htm

Stratford Settler's Map (2)

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