Humphrey,  William Kendrick

Humphrey, William Kendrick

Male 1802 - 1884  (81 years)

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  • Name Humphrey, William Kendrick  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 13 Dec 1802  Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Aug 1884  Hurdland, Knox Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Rock Creek Cem., Hurland, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7182  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Humphrey, George,   b. Abt 1775, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Dec 1807, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Kendrick, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1780, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1827, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 29 Jan 1801  Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F2801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Petit, Eliza Ann,   b. 06 Dec 1800, Fauquier Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1886, Knox Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1825  Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Humphrey, John Kendrick,   b. 22 Oct 1826, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1908, Bible Grove, Mount Pleasant Twp., Scotland Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     2. Humphrey, Elizabeth S,   b. 1831, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Humphrey, Thomas Pettit,   b. 23 Mar 1833, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1911, Scotland Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  []
     4. Humphrey, Eliza Ann,   b. 26 Apr 1835, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1916, Scotland Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     5. Humphrey, David W.,   b. 1837, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Humphrey, Martin,   b. 26 Nov 1842, Hurdland, Knox Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1918  (Age 75 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F3172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1802 - Washington, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1825 - Washington County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Aug 1884 - Hurdland, Knox Co., Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rock Creek Cem., Hurland, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
    1860 United States Federal Census
    1860 United States Federal Census

  • Notes 
    • Census, 1850: Fabius Twp, Knox Co., Mo.

      William Humphrey 47 M Humphrey 2000 Kentucky
      Eliza Ann Humphrey 49 F Virginia
      Elizabeth J. Humphrey 19 F Kentucky
      Thomas Humphrey 17 M Farmer Kentucky
      Eliza Ann Humphrey 15 F Kentucky
      David W Humphrey 13 M Kentucky
      Martin Humphrey 7 M Missouri

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      Occupation: Farmer

      Listed as J.W. in the 1870 census. For the 1870 census, no children were shown living at home. John and Martin were the only sons shown living in Mt. Pleasant Twp. for the 1870 census.

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      John K. Humphrey, a well-known and enterprising farmer and stock dealer of Mount Pleasant Township, was born in Washington County, Ky., October 22, 1826, and is the son of William and Elisa Ann Pettitt Humphreys, The father was a native of Washington County. Ky., December 14, 1802 and died in Knox County Mo. August 8, 1884. The Humphrey family is of of English descent. The father, with his family, left Kentucky and came to Lewis County, Mo., about 1811, and from there to Scotland County, about 1830, where he remained until after the war. He then moved to Knox County, Mo., where he passed the remainder of his days. He was a farmer, and served as constable for several years. The mother of our subject was a native of Faquier County, Va., born December 28, 1800, and was of German descent. She was 11 member of the Baptist Church, and died in Scotland County, Mo., May 21, 18866. Our subject is the eldest of ten children, five now living. He received the rudiments of an education in Kentucky, and attended school a short time after coming to Missouri. He remained with his parents until 1848. when he married Rachel Davis, a daughter of R. M. Davis. She was born in Mercer County, Ky., May 14, 1830, was a member of the Christian Chnrch, and died in Scotland County, Mo., October 4. 1874. To this union were born five sons and eight daughters; four sons and three daughters now living. After marriage our subject rented land for two years, after which he purchased land in Knox County, where he lived six years. He then purchased the land that he now owns: and moved on the same. In 1854 he was living in Scotland County, and was elected magistrate, which position he held for twenty years. He is a worthy member of the Christian Church, and was formerly a member of the I. 0. O. F., when living in the vicinity of a lodge. He is a Democrat, and a man much respected by all his
      acquaiutances. He never sued, and was never sued, and has never been a witness before a jury except once, and that was before
      the grand jury.

      Source:History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri, 1887, pgs. 1178-1179

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      A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans - Volume 4, Wiilliam Elsey Connelley;Chicago : Lewis, 1918., page 2005

      Prof. Pius B. Humphrey. The claim of Prof. Pius B. Humphrey upon the esteem and confidence of the people of Caney, Kansas, is based upon five years of faithful and efficient service in the office of superintendent of city schools. When he came to this city, in 1911, he was admirably fitted to take charge of the institutions in which the mind of youth is molded and developed, and since that time he has through steady and constant endeavor built up a school system which may be said to be second to none of a city this size in the state. His entire career has been devoted to work of an educational character, and in whatever community he has centered his activities he has always gained the good will and respect of his fellow-citizens.

      Professor Humphrey was born in Scotland County, Northeastern Missouri, April 7, 1872, and is a son of Thomas P. and Sarah Jane (Stough) Humphrey. The family originated in England and the original American progenitors cnme to this country long before the Revolutionary war, being early settlers of Kentucky. From that state the family branched out to other parts of the country, one going to West 'Virginia, in which state was born in 1803, William Humphrey, the grandfather of Pius B. In 1838 William Humphrey came to the West, locating in Lewis County, Missouri, and twenty years later went to Scotland County. After a long and successful career passed as a farmer and stockraiser, he retired from active pursuits and moved to Knox County, Missouri, where his death occurred in 1885. He was a man of industry and progressiveness, honorable and trustworthy with his business associates, and a man who wielded a distinct influence in his community because of his general information and good judgment. He married Eliza Pettit, who was born in 1801, in West Virginia, and died in Scotland County, Missouri, in 1887, and among their children were the following: Ann, who married David Stice, a retired farmer, and resides at Downing, Missouri; Marten, who is a retired farmer of Hurdland, Missouri; and Thomas P.

      Thomas P. Humphrey was born in March, 1832, in Kentucky, and was six years of age when taken by his parents to Lewis County, Missouri, where he was reared and educated. He was brought up to farming pursuits, and on attaining his majority followed in the footsteps of his father and adopted agriculture and stockraising as his life vocations, pursuits in which he was engaged throughout his career, with the exception of several years passed in merchandising. Through good management and industry and operations carried on along well-directed lines, he accumulated a good property and was in fairly comfortable circumstances at the time of his death, which occurred in Scotland County, September 4, 1911. He had been a resident of that county from 1858. Mr. Humphrey was a citizen who always supported measures for the benefit of his community, but did not engage in politics, save to cast his vote in favor of the candidates nearest his ideal. His religious connection was with the Baptist Church.

      Mr. Humphrey married Miss Sarah Jane Stough, who was born July 30, 1842, in Ohio, and who died on the home farm in Scotland County, Missouri, May 18, 1916, and they became the parents of the following children: Melissa, who became the wife of Jesse E. Epperson, a farmer and stockraiser of Adair County, Missouri; Bettie Elizabeth, who is the wife of L. H. Ashby, a farmer and stockraiser of Knox County, Missouri, and the rural mail carrier of his community; Marten, who taught school for twenty years before becoming the owner of a large and valuable ranch in Garfield County, Washington, on which he died in 1895; William, the owner of a ranch and a stockraiser in Knox County, Missouri, who has also taught school for many years in his community; Thomas, who is engaged in operations on the old home farm in Scotland County; J. H., who is a resident of Denver, Colorado; Alice, who is the widow of Thomas Cashman, and resides at Keokuk, Iowa; Nora, who is the wife of J. E. Burns, a dairyman of Hannibal, Missouri; Pius B., of this review; Pearl, who is the wife of F. M. Long, engaged in merchandising at La Platte, Missouri; May, who is the wife of Virgil Donoehew, a farmer of Scotland County, Missouri; A. A., who is a farmer and stockman of Adair County, Missouri; Zoe, who .died in 1903, in Scotland County, Missouri, as the wife of Ed Donoehew, a brother of Virgil, who now resides in Kansas and is a farmer and stockraiser; Mina, who died young; and P. C., who is unmarried and resides on the home farm in Scotland County.

      Pius B. Humphrey received his early education in the public schools of Scotland County, Missouri, following which he took a course at a preparatory college at Hurdland. He began his career as an educator in 1893, in the State of Washington, and remained there during that and the following year, when he returned to Missouri and for seven years taught in the public schools. During that time, in 1902, he entered the Missouri State Normal School, at Kirksville, from which he received a life teacher's certificate in 1906. In 1908 he was given the degree of M. P. from that institution, and three years later the same school conferred upon him the degree of B. S. Mr. Humphrey resumed teaching in 1906 and for two years was principal of the schools at Bolckow, Missouri, then going to Centralia, Missouri, as superintendent of schools, an office which he held for three years. After one year in a like capacity at Lebanon, Missouri, he was brought to Caney, Kansas, in 1911, and here has since held the position of superintendent of city schools. Under Mr. Humphrey's supervision are four schools, thirtyfive teachers, and approximately 1,300 scholars. He has done much to improve the system and to elevate the educational standard here, and during his administration several new schools have been erected and a great many improvements installed. Professor Humphrey is a member of the Kansas State, Montgomery County and Southeastern Teachers' associations. He is a democrat in politics, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and fraternally is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Centralia, Missouri.

      Professor Humphrey was married in Adair County, Missouri, in 1893, to Miss Lula Rankin, daughter of David and Mollie Rankin, the former of whom died in 1892, while the latter still survives and makes her home at Kirksville, Missouri. Mr. Rankin was a successful farmer and stockraiser. Two children have been born to Professor and Mrs. Humphrey, namely: Cleo, who died in infancy; and Jewell, born November 27, 1898, who is now a member of the junior class at the Caney High School.

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Census 1860.
      Mt. Pleasant Twp., Scotland Co, MO. House 773, Family 758

    2. [S8] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States. 1850 United States Federal Census. M432, 1009 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Fabius, Knox, Missouri, roll M432_403, page 114, image 229.

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