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  • ID: I4247
  • Name: Julia Ann Pettis 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 26 Jan 1840 in Madison County, New York 2
  • Death: 13 May 1880 in Clayton, Polk, Wisconsin 1
  • Note:
    Chardel Gerlach lists a birth date of "1849" in Madison County, New York. Darien Williamson, citing a death record (Polk County vol 1 page 62), lists a birth date of "26 Dec 1840." Her gravestone reads "Julia Ann died May 13, 1880 age 40 years, 3 months, and 17 days," which yields a calculated birth date of 26 Jan 1840. That date has been used herein.

    Extract from the 1850 Census:
    Name: Julia Ann Pettis
    Age in 1850: 10
    Estimated birth year: 1840
    Birthplace: New York
    Race: white
    Gender: female
    Relation to head-of-house: daughter
    Home in 1850: Dryden, Tompkins, New York
    Occupation: attending school
    Siblings living at home: Eliza (age 6), Hannah (5), and Hiram (1)
    Census place: Dryden, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M432_605; Page: 83; Image: 169
    Date: 12 Aug 1850

    Extract from the 1860 Census:
    Name: Julia A Pettis
    Age in 1860: 11 [sic - should be 21]
    Estimated birth year: 1849
    Birthplace: New York
    Race: white
    Sex: female
    Relation to head-of-house: daughter
    Home in 1860: Fountain Prairie, Columbia, Wisconsin
    Post office: Leeds
    Occupation: attending school
    Siblings living at home: Hannah (age 16), Thomas (12), Oliver (10), Edwin J (3), George (2), and Charles (1)
    Census place: Fountain Prairie, Columbia, Wisconsin; Roll M653_1401; Page: 278; Image: 285; Family History Library Film: 805401
    Date: 3 Aug 1860
    Note: name listed as "Julia A Peller" by Ancestry.com.

    Henriette Van Dyke b. 23 Mar 1876 in Lincoln Township, Polk County, Wisconsin
    Clara J Van Dyke b. 23 Mar 1876 in Lincoln Township, Polk County, Wisconsin
    Anna Van Dyke b. 1879 in Wisconsin.

    This Ancestry.com posting by Barbie Miller dated 9 Jan 2003 appears to refer to Julia Ann Pettis and Joseph VanDyke:
    I am looking for information on Julia Pason who was married to Joseph VanDyke in Richardson, Wisconsin. They had three children Clara Jeannette and Etta, twins born 23 March 1876, and Annie who was born 31 December 1879.

    Email from K Lee Elmer - klelmer AT amerytel.net - dated 29 Feb 2004:
    I found your posting at Ancestry.com. I am transcribing the markers at East Lincoln Cemetery, formerly known as Mapleton in the late 1800s. This marker is for members of the Joseph Van Dyke family, his first two wives (Philena and Julia Ann) and two children (Elizabeth and Milton). There is more info posted as a reply to "Julia Pason" at Ancestry.com. I have more info on this family in local records, Joseph's relation to the Millers, Snyders, and the location of their residence.

    Email from James Bovee dated 18 Mar 2013:
    I am wondering what you know about Julia Ann VanDyke. She died in May of 1880 and is buried in Lincoln Township, Polk County Wisconsin.
    The following may seem odd, but I think I have enough envidence to support the following as fact.
    Julia Ann Pettis was born in New York in 1840 to Hiram N Pettis and Malinda Ann Taylor.
    In the late 1850s she moved with her immediate and much of her extended family (the Pettises) to Columbia County Wisconsin.
    Sometime after 1860 the Pettises move to into Western Wisconsin, southern Eau Claire County, Northern Jackson, and Dunn Counties.
    About 1863 Julia Ann Pettis marries Philo D Payson. Julia's grandmother was a Payson and Julia's sister also marries a Payson.
    Julia and Philo have a son, John E Payson born 1864. Philo is drafted into the Wisconsin cavalry and is captured in Georgia and dies at Andersonville in August of 1864 - likely never seeing his son.
    Julia, with an infant son, marries a widower with three minor children, David Powell in Jackson County Wisconsin in 1866.
    In 1868, son John Payson begins to receive a survivor's pension. J A Powell is listed as his guardian.
    In 1870, Julia Ann Powell is living under the name of Julia A Bovee with Truman Bovee and her son John and Truman's brother's family in Moscow Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Truman and Julia would have gotten together in Jackson County Wisconsin. Julia is still married to David Powell and her legal name is still Powell. Truman and Julia have a son, William A Bovee born Oct. 1870 in Moscow.
    The next year they move to Clayton Township, Polk County Wisconsin. Truman and Julia apply for land claims with the BLM on segments of Section 20. The applied separately and Julia under the name of Julia Powell.
    In September of 1871 Truman Bovee marries Elisa Hamlin (Julia's cousin on the Pettis side). Julia Powell is a listed witness.
    Also by 1875, Julia's parents Hiram and Malinda Ann Pettis are living in Moscow back in Minnesota. I believe, Moscow was home to Malinda Ann Taylor's extended family. Taylors are still farming there today and they trace the ancestory back to at least the 1870s in the area. As one said to me, "You know your family has been around for while when they name a cemetary after you."
    In Sep 1877, Julia Ann Pettis marries Van Dyke and they have three children.
    The 1880 census for Clayton Township, Polk County Wisconsin, lists John Payson, William Bovee, Truman Bovee, and the VanDyke family all living close to each other. Of course, Julia died a month earlier and is buried.
    I am convinced that all of these events and circumstances are dealing with the same woman, Julia Ann Pettis.

    Extract from Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907:
    Name: Julia Ann VanDyke
    Death date: 13 Apr 1880 [sic]
    County: Polk
    Volume: 01
    Page #: 0029
    Reel: 107
    Image: 2120
    Image num: 105493
    Sequence #: 399088

    Her exact date of death is from her gravestone.

    Burial: Mapleton, Lincoln Township, Polk County, Wisconsin [source: Darien Williamson 20 Nov 2002].

    Burial: East Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln Township, Polk County, Wisconsin. The cemetery is located about 60 miles NE of Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is one mile east of Amery, Wisconsin. 55276869

    Gravestone inscription:
    Julia Ann
    May 13, 1880
    Ae. 40 yrs, 3 m's
    and 17 d's

    The Rhode Family Tree has a photograph of the gravestone.

    Father: Hiram Nelson Pettis b: ABT. 1819 in Chenango County, New York
    Mother: Malinda A. Taylor b: 1821 in Jefferson, Schoharie, New York

    Marriage 1 Joseph P. Van Dyke III b: 13 Mar 1826 in Indiana
    • Married: 23 Sep 1877 in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin 3

    1. Title: Grainger, Carol Hibbard
      Publication: 18 Mar 2002 to present
      Note: Carol Hibbard Grainger email: carolgrainger-hotmail.com (use an "@" for the "-")
      Note: La Verne, California
      Media: Letter
    2. Title: Williamson, Darien
      Publication: November 20, 2002
      Note: Darien Williamson email: ctn41041-centurytel.net (use an "@" for the "-")
      Media: Electronic
    3. Title: Wisconsin Marriage Index
      Author: State of Wisconsin
      Note: Rootsweb.com
      Media: Electronic
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