Stuart, John

Stuart, John

Male 1808 - 1886  (77 years)

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  • Name Stuart, John  [1, 2
    Born 6 Oct 1808  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jan 1886  Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Presbyterian Cemetery
    Person ID I1944  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 

    Father Stuart, John,   b. Bef 1795, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824  (Age > 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alderman, Anna,   b. Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1808  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • ("...Rev. John and Anne (Alderman) Stuart, natives of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Holland, respectively, who were married in this country")
    Family ID F846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Glover, Eliza Jane,   b. Jun 1819, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1857, Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1838  Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Children 
     1. Stuart, Lymann,   b. 1839, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     2. Stuart, Mary,   b. 1843, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Stuart, John,   b. 15 Apr 1849, Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1908, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     4. Stuart, William Glover,   b. 31 Aug 1851, Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1922, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     5. Stuart, Charles,   b. 1854, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Stuart, Eliza,   b. Abt 1857,   d. Abt 1857  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Davenport), Wilmurth,   b. 1828, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1869  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1859 
    Children 
     1. Stuart, Ida,   b. Between 1859 and 1869  [natural]
     2. Stuart, Harry,   b. Between 1859 and 1869  [natural]
     3. Stuart, Malcom,   b. Between 1859 and 1869  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1838 - Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jan 1886 - Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Jno Stewart - 1860 United States Federal Census
    Jno Stewart - 1860 United States Federal Census

    Histories
    John Stuart Story
    John Stuart Story

  • Notes 
    • Obituary: Source: Bellevue Iowa LEADER, February 11, 1886.

      John Stuart was born in the city of Philadelphia, Pa. on the 6th day of October, 1808, of Scotch-Dutch parentage, his father being a native of Scotland and his mother a native of Holland, her maiden name was Alderman. When he was about 2 years of age his parents moved to Seneca Falls, N.Y., where his father had charge of a Presbyterian church as its pastor. His mother died when he was about 8 years of age, and his father when he was 16 years old. Mr. Stuart received a good common school education, and finished at an academy in Rochester, N.Y. At the age of 18 he became an apprentice at the trade of millwright, and after he had mastered the trade, he went to Canada, Michigan, and other states working in his trade. After following that occupation for several years, he finally located in Detroit, Michigan, where he kept a livery stable and ran several lines of stages to different points. from there he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he engaged in the same business. He left Columbus at the breaking out of cholera, and after visiting for a while with his relatives in Ohio, started for Connecticut, where he and others organized a company for peddling clocks in the west. After a few years of that occupation during which time he was located at the town of Jacksonville, Illinois, he sold out and went to Lebanon, Illinois, where he was married to his first wife, Eliza Jane Glover, in the year 1838. After marriage he engaged in hotel keeping, and had the honor of having as a guest Charles Dickens, while he was on the first American tour, the result of which was his American notes. He then engaged in merchandising; then tried farming for two years; then bought pork in Alton, Ills. for a short time. He then again resumed the occupation of mill building. In 1857 his wife died, leaving him a family of six children living, four boys and two girls, namely Lyman, John, William, Charles, Mary, and Eliza. The youngest child Eliza soon followed her mother to the grave.

      Mr. Stuart after finding suitable places for the children, resumed his occupation of mill building until 1859, when he was married to Mrs. Wilmuth Davenport of Warren, Ills. He then with his family moved to St. Louis Mo., where he worked as a millwright and draughtsman and also kept a grocery and provision store. When Price attempted to capture St. Louis in 1861, he with many others left the city. He then came to Bellevue, Iowa where he located, and engaged in businesses. Since his arrival here he has been constantly engaged in business of some kind; he was mayor of the town for one term, president of the Union League, built the building now occupied by the post office, took an active part in trying to have the Racine and Mississippi R.R. cross the river at Bellevue, revived the horse ferry, and worked faithful and hard, and spared no expense in trying to promote the interests of the town.

      Mr. Stuart was an inventor of no small ability, he having while living in Lebanon, Ills., invented a machine foe cutting grass and grain, the first of its kind. But McCormick beat him in getting the machine patented and he always said that he thought McCormick pirated the idea from him. The machine he built had a stationary sickle, and movable guards. He also at Lebanon, invented a ditching machine, a corn planter and operated each of them. Since he lived in Bellevue he has invented a hay press, corn planter, roller, and several other minor inventions. Mr. Stuart had a strong love for music, and could play on any musical instrument, the flute being his favorite. The writer heard him say that he played in the band that gave General Lafayette his first reception after his return to this county in 1825. Mr. Stuart lost his second wife in January 1869. She died leaving three children by this marriage, namely Ida, Harry and Malcom. His children were all at the funeral except Charles.

      Mr. Stuart had his own views on what is termed Christianity. His ideas of the creation of the world was that there never was a beginning and consequently there could never be an end or that there never was a time that there was no time. He held that nature was constantly undergoing changes, and he most firmly believed that there was nothing in nature's laws to demonstrate the possibility of self destruction. His view of Christ was that if there ever existed such a person he was none other than a good man. The story of the immaculate conception he treated as a fable, and firmly believed that the whole was a fabrication of the shrewd priests of olden time, gotten up by them to overawe and control the people and keep them in their power, he also believed in the invention by man of the personage known as the Devil for the same evil purpose. He claimed that these doctrines did not belong to the enlightened age, and should be relegated to the age of their invention. As to the existence of God, he said that he could not see the necessity of one and did not believe in the theory. His God was nature, his knowledge of physiology caused him to disbelieve the theory that mankind has what is called a spirit of soul. Mr. Stuart received all of the advantages of an early Christian education that a Christian father who was a minister could give, but he studied out the scheme of Christianity for himself, and as a result of this study, he arrived at the conclusions as stated before, in politics he was formerly a Whig, and was a strong advocate of his party's doctrines. At the organization of the republican party he became one of its members, and continued a strong advocate of its doctrines until the first message of Grant when he began his second term. Then he left the party in disgust, and soon after became identified with the Greenback party. He held that the republican party had forsaken its principle, and believed that the Greenback party had taken up the issues that belonged to Republicanism. He was a fearless advocate of what he believed to be right, and hated hypocrisy and deceit. He was a kind an affectionate husband, generous and dutiful to his children, a law abiding citizen and a lover of his country. He died fully confirmed in the truth of his convictions and a peace with all mankind.

      One Who Knew Him
      ***

      John Stuart, dealer in flour and feed, Bellevue; was born in New York, resided in different parts of that State and Michigan; came to Illinois in 1835; engaged in the business clock-peddling through the southern counties of that State. Was married at Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Sept. 6, 1838; kept the village tavern that Charles Dickens mentions in American Notes as being worthy the name of a first-class English alehouse; sold the hotel and worked as a millwright in several mills; his family remained in Lebanon until March 25, 1857, when his wife died. He married his second wife March 15, 1859, and removed to St. Louis; remained there until May, 1861, then moved to Bellevue, where he expects to pass the remainder of his life.

      Source: 1879 History of Jackson County, Biographical Sketches, pages 675-676.

      ***

      Ellis, James Whitcomb, History of Jackson County, Iowa. volume 2, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1910, page 261

      WILLIAM G. STUART

      Few men in Bellevue are more widely, and none is more favorably, known than WilIiam G. Stuart, who for almost half a century has resided here and
      during the greater part of that time has been identified with its commercial interests. always maintaining an unsullied reputation for enterprise and business
      integrity. For the past twelve years he has been engaged in real estate, fire insurance and bonds operations. and the substantial success he has derived
      from these fields of activity is an evidence of his ability, his sagacity and his progressive methods.

      He was born in Lebanon. St. Clair County. Illinois, August 31. 1851, a son of John and Eliza Jane (Glover) Stuart. The father was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 8. 1808. his parents being Rev. John and Anne (Alderman) Stuart , natives of Edinburgh. Scotland. and Holland, respectivdy, who were married in this country. The former was a minister in the Presbyterian Church and the father of four children. two sons and a daughter growing to
      maturity.

      John Stuart. the father of William G. Stuart, spent his boyhood days in Seneca Falls, New York, and received his education in the old academy at Rochester. that state. He played the flute in the band which assited in entertaining Marquis de La Fayette. on his visit to that city when he was traveling through the United States. There also, during a three years' apprenticeship, he teamed the trade of a millwright . and afterward built many mills in Canada, Michigan aud Illinois. He was of a strong mechanical turn of mind and made a machine to cutt gran. the first manufactured in the United States. He claimed that McCormick pirated his idea aud derived the benefits from his invention which consisted of a stationary sickle and movable guards. Wiith another he organized a clock company at Hartford. Connecticut. with a distribuling center at Jacksonville. Illinois, and employed number of men to sell clocks in this section of the country. For a time he was interested in a stage line, which he had helped to organize and which ran from Painted Post. Michigan , to Columbus, Ohio, but after he took up his residence in Bellevue, about 1861, he was engaged in general merchandising. His death occured in this place in 1886. He was married in Lebanon, lIIinoi5, to Miss Eliza Jane Glover, who was born in Kentucky in June, 1819, and died in the former place about 1857, leaving four sons and two daughters. Later Mr. Stuart married Mrs. Davenport, and of th is union there were two sons and one daughter.

      William G. Stuart resided in Lebanon, lIIinois, until 1859, when his father removed to 51. Louis, )t i5S(luri, that city being the famity home unntil the
      outbreak of the Civil War, when he came to Bellevue. In this town he has since resided. He availed himself of the educational opportunities afforded
      by the public schools here and for thirteen years worked in his father's store, Then, with the intention of starting out independently, he was a salesman and
      solicitor in various lines until! about twelve yeals ago. He sold at one time farm implements and the old chain pumps, and later was a distributor for
      rubber bucket chain pumps. Aboout twelve years ago he became interested in real estate, fire insurance and bonds, and has found the business a very profitable one. He deals not only in local lands but in lands in many states and in foreign countries as well, and by earnest. self-denying effort and close application he has gained a large clientage. whose wealth enables them to make extensive investment in the property he handles in different parts of the countrys.
      Tihose who deal with him learn quickly that they may rely upon his directness and candor in arranging a purchase or sale, and upon his scrupulous care in
      carrying out his part in the bargain, while his judgment is seldom if ever at fault,.

      In 1878 Mr. Stuart was married to Miss Louisa Burger, who was born in Savanna, Illinois, in l861, and was a daugher of Henry and Theressa (Schlecht) Burger, natives of Gcrmany. Unto them wcrc born four sons Charles H., Walter G. and Victor H., all of Belevue: and Rodney B .. of Montana. On the 31st of December, 1897, Mr. Stuart was called upon to mourn the death of his wife, who had bccn a faithful helpmeet and mothcr for more than a score of years.

      Owing to his upright life Mr. Stuart has a circle of friends almost coextensive with that of his acquaintances, the high regard which his honorablc record has brought him being evident in the fact that for sixteen years he has served the citizcns of Bellevue as city clerk.

      ***

      For additional information, see notes for William G. Stuart

  • Sources 
    1. [S306] Sanders.

    2. [S1362] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1997;).

    3. [S263] Obituary - William Montgomery Humphrey, (Name: Milton Herald (Iowa);).
      Bellevue, Iowa LEADER, February 11, 1886.

    4. [S343] Tombstone, Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA First Presbyterian Cemetery.


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      Birth: Oct. 6, 1808
      Death: Jan. 29, 1886

      Aged: 77 Years - 4 Months
      Jno Stewart - 1860 United States Federal Census
      Jno Stewart - 1860 United States Federal Census


    5. [S445] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1860; Census Place: St Louis Ward 9, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: ; Page: 724; Image: 342.
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      Jno Stewart - 1860 United States Federal Census
      Jno Stewart - 1860 United States Federal Census


    6. [S343] Tombstone, Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA First Presbyterian Cemetery.


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      Birth: Oct. 6, 1808
      Death: Jan. 29, 1886

      Aged: 77 Years - 4 Months

    7. [S199] WPA Graves Registration Survey - Jackson County Cemetery Index.

    8. [S167] History of Jackson County Iowa, Hon. James W. Ellis, (Name: 1910, vol 2.;), page 261.
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    9. [S186] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.