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Genealogical and Biographical Information from the Research of Carl Kenneth Mattocks

4 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: [Carl Kenneth Mattocks], genealogical and biographical information from the research of Carl Kenneth Mattocks.

´╗┐MATTOCKS, Chauncey Leon
Born [information withheld to protect privacy]
Birth Records should be on file at [information withheld to protect privacy]
May have been the last person to have been born in a log house in [information withheld to protect privacy]. This may be the reason he has such character!!

MATTOCKS, Beverly Earl
Born in Earl Park, IN in 1891
Died 22 October 1971 at Galveston, TX
Buried at Wheatfield, IN

DANNER, Gladys Deema
Born December 28th, 1897 at Liberty, MO
Died November 1957
Buried in Brookings Cemetery, Raytown, MO

MATTOCKS, Walter Andrew
Divorce records of his parents in Newton County IN indicate that he was born in August of 1862.
Died at Thayer, IN 1943. Buried at Hobart, IN.

CRANE, Rachel Idella
Born June 5th, 1865 at Goodland, IN
Father’s name was Peter MURPHY
Married at Niles, MI in August 1881 to #4 above. Have never been able to locate a copy of the marriage license.
Died June 10th 1952 at La Porte, IN
Buried at Hobart, IN

MATTOCKS, Cyrus Rumsey
Born in 1828 at Bennington, NY, which was then in Genessee County and is now in Wyoming County.
Died on March 5th, 1892, at 6634 South Halsted St – Chicago IL
Buried at Schrontz Cemetery 1.1 miles East of Momence – IL.

HESS, Hester Ann
Little is known about her except she was born in 1844 at Morocco, IN.
Married #8 ca 1859. Bore him two children, Walter in 1862 and William in 1865. Divorced #8 in 1870 Newton County, IN. Remarried to a Lucien JONES.

DANNER, Michael Elisha
Little is known of this man except (1) he was a miner and (2) he had red hair. A note from my Mothers Bible indicates he was born March 22nd, 1872.
When he died ca 1908 he left behind a wife and six (6) children.

HOUGH, Martha Minary
Born June 22nd, 1879 at Gallatin, MO
Died – ?
Buried in Brookings Cemetery – Raytown, MO
It is my belief that this woman, my grandmother, may have had some Afro background.
Physical features and mannerisms coupled with the habit of making up surnames support my beleif.
Who ever heard of the names BURLAH and DEEMA ?
Blacks are noted for doing this.
I use to have an old photo of the oldest daughter who was named BURLAH MAE and she had the big nose, thick lips and coarse hair associated with the Afro’s.
Do you remember Uncle Gene – a good case in point.
She remarried to William Orman BEARD who was born in Bloomington, IL. Four (4) children were born of this
It may appear that I am bigoted which is not true. I have many good black friends and slavery was a blot on this Countrys record.

MATTOCKS, Ichabod Jr.
Born – 1802
Sheldon, NY then located in Genessee County, now in Wyoming County
Died at Momence, IL in 1851
Buried in Schrontz Cemetery, 1.1 miles East of Momence.

Little is known about this man. Born in England.
His name was found on a petition to remove the Narragansett Indians from Massachusettz

See attached sheet.
His Church affiliation was Congregational.
Organized a guild (Union) of Coopers w/ Boston and Charlestown. (1840’s [sic])
It is believed he departed from England thru the Port of Bristol but he came from Totnes, Devonshire.


Personal Information
MATTOCKS, Carl Kenneth
Born-[information withheld to protect privacy]
Place- [information withheld to protect privacy]
Religious affiliation- Baptized in Baptist Church- ca 1927-28 Leeds, MO
Military Affiliation-US Army
Occupation- Operating Engineer
Married- [information withheld to protect privacy] to Jane BAKER of [information withheld to protect privacy]
Divorced in [information withheld to protect privacy]
Married- [information withheld to protect privacy] to Elizabeth Ellen BRYANT of [information withheld to protect privacy]. Her Fathers name was Henry BRYANT and her Mothers maiden name was Ellen McNAUGHTON. (Canadian)


Beverly MATTOCKS, b. 1891, m., 1917, Gladys DANNER, d. 1957.

  1. Aline VICKERS – [information withheld to protect privacy]
  2. Beverly Earl – 1918 Died (Lived 1 hr)
  3. Carl – [information withheld to protect privacy]
  4. Earl – [information withheld to protect privacy]
  5. Donald – Oct 29 1923 D 1944 in Belgium Pneumonia
  6. Walter – 1928 D 2 months 22 days
  7. Norma – May 3 1925 D
  8. Mary – [information withheld to protect privacy]
  9. Paul Eugene – 1935 D Lived few hrs
  10. Pat – 1929 D
  11. Leon┬á – [information withheld to protect privacy]



  1. Elisha Michael – March 22 1872
  2. Martha HOUGH – June 22 1879
  3. Burlah Mae – 1895
  4. Gladys Deema – Dec 28 [or 18?] 1897
  5. Clarence Allen – Nov 16 1899
  6. Eugene Ray – July 14 1902
  7. Violet Fern – June 17 1904
  8. Mary Ellen – May 21 1906