Family: Leven Wanless/Nancy Dilley (F5)

m. 11 Feb 1836


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  • Leven WanlessFather | Male
    Leven Wanless

    Born  21 Mar 1813  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Sep 1901  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  11 Feb 1836  [1]  Pocahontas Co, Virginia  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Ralph Wanless | F10 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Lucretia (Crissey) Nichols | F10 Group Sheet 

    Nancy DilleyMother | Female
    Nancy Dilley

    Born  16 Oct 1818  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Jan 1895  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Henry Dilley | F124 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret Sharp | F124 Group Sheet 

    Eldridge WanlessChild 1 | Male
    Eldridge Wanless

    Born  19 Jul 1837  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 May 1916  Drain, Douglas, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Margaret Salina WanlessChild 2 | Female
    Margaret Salina Wanless

    Born  26 Apr 1839  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jan 1840  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Francis Asbury WanlessChild 3 | Male
    Francis Asbury Wanless

    Born  19 Jun 1841  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Jan 1928  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Harriet Amelia Swartz | F57 
    Married  17 Jul 1867  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location

    Alonzo Byron WanlessChild 4 | Male
    Alonzo Byron Wanless

    Born  13 Feb 1844  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Jan 1920   
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ella Gertrude Shoecraft | F60 
    Married  7 Mar 1876  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location

    Perry Allison WanlessChild 5 | Male
    Perry Allison Wanless

    Born  29 Aug 1846  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Nov 1925  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Calvary Cemetery, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Cynthia Marie Ryan | F62 
    Married  4 Jul 1876  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Albion Emile WanlessChild 6 | Male
    Albion Emile Wanless

    Born  13 Oct 1848  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jan 1931  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Ladorah Jane Punteney | F4 
    Married  6 Feb 1873  Eldora, Hardin Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Darinda Laoquincy WanlessChild 7 | Female
    Darinda Laoquincy Wanless

    Born  2 Jun 1851  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Jul 1913  Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Robert Holt | F63 
    Married  27 Dec 1871  Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Elizabeth Jane WanlessChild 8 | Female
    Elizabeth Jane Wanless

    Born  15 Jun 1852-1853  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Dec 1910  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Eugene Damon | F64 
    Married  13 Jun 1877  (probably) Cresco, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Oliver Gustavius WanlessChild 9 | Male
    Oliver Gustavius Wanless

    Born  13 Oct 1855  Thorny Creek, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jun 1948  Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ora Galloway | F65 
    Married  2 Nov 1882  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Photos
    Children of Leven Wanless
    Children of Leven Wanless
    Back Row, left to right: Elizabeth Jane, Oliver Gustavius, Darinda Laoquincy
    Front Row, left to right: Perry Allison, Francis Asbury "Frank", Albion Emile, Alonzo Byron
    Probably taken in Howard or Winneshiek Co, Iowa between 1883 and 1893. Frank eventually settled in western Oregon; Emile in Vancouver, Washington after stints in Oregon, Iowa, Missouri, and Alberta, Canada; Darinda (Holt) in Saskatchewan, Canada; Oliver in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Alonzo and Perry stayed in the Winneshiek & Howard counties area of Iowa. After caring for their father Leven Wanless in Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa until his death in 1901, Elizabeth (Damon) and her family moved to La Grande, Oregon. The only child missing from this photo is Eldridge, the oldest son, who was probably in Arizona.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 8 FEB 1836 BOND FOR SEVEN WANLESS & NANCY DILLY. SURETY, SEVEN WANLESS & HENRY DILLY. NO RETURN [THIS IS FROM THE TRANSCRIBED MARRIAGE BOOK, WHERE LEVEN LOOKS LIKE SEVEN APPARENTLY]. (Reliability: 3).