Zephaniah Silvers (1834-1911)

Braun Settlement, Warner Township, Clark Co., WI

"Zeph" was born 23 Jan 1834 in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, the son of Francis M. and Mary (McIntyre) Silvers, and brother of Teter Myers (b. 1828) and William (b. 1837).  His fraternal grandparents were Dr. William and Mary (Myers) Silvers, Sr.  Louisa Catherine married Zeph in Randolph County, Indiana, 20 Jul 1854.  She was born 30 May 1834, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Loy) Foust.  The Silvers and their daughter Mary Elizabeth (b. 13 Apr 1855) moved from Indiana to Marietta, Crawford County, Wisconsin, where three more daughters were born: Lucinda J. (12 Jan 1857), Matilda Ann (25 Nov 1859, m. Joseph Adams), and Louisa C. (20 Aug 1862), who was named after her mother.  They had returned to Indiana by the time their son, Francis M. was born, 28 Nov 1864.  "Frank" was just 2 months old when Zeph and his brother-in-law, Martin V. Foust, signed up with Co. A, 147th Ind. Inf., 24 Jan 1865.  Thirty year old Pvt. Silvers stood 5'5'', had a fair complexion, gray eyes and brown hair.  His unit was organized in Indianapolis and mustered in 13 Mar 1865, leaving for Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, 3 days later.  They attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Prov. Div., Army of Shenandoah, did guard duty at Charleston, and participated in the battles of Stevenson’s Station and Summit Point, Berryville, Harper’s Ferry and Maryland Heights. Pvt. Silvers was honorably discharged with his unit and mustered out 4 Aug 1865.  Another brother-in-law, John T. Foust, served for Wisconsin during the same period.  After Zeph’s safe return, the Silvers had 3 sons: David (14 Oct 1867), Morgan (5 Feb 1871) and Joseph (27 Nov 1873).  At the time of the 1880 Census, the Silvers were living in Jefferson, Jay County, Indiana, but by 1890 they had returned to Marietta, Wisconsin.  The family moved to the Greenwood area about 1898 to farm in the Braun Settlement, Warner Township.  Morgan married Betsey Jane Loomis, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Ellen (Foust) Loomis.  Joseph married Nora Havens, and when he died 22 Aug 1900 in a logging accident, he was buried in the Greenwood, WI City Cemetery, but has no headstone.  Louisa died 11 Aug 1903, and "Grandpa Zeph" passed away 22 Jul 1911 in Morgan’s home.  Both of them are buried in a shady spot in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Braun Settlement, Warner Twp., Clark County, Wisconsin.

 

Census

1880 Federal Census--Jefferson, Jay County, Indiana
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Nativity Occupation Father's Nativity Mother's Nativity
 Zepheniah Silvers   Self   M   Male   W   46   OH   Day Laborer   VA   OH 
 Louiza Silvers   Wife   M   Female   W   46   IN   Keeps House   TN   TN 
 Louiza Silvers   Dau   S   Female   W   17   WI   At Home   OH   IN 
 Frances M. Silvers   Dau   S   Female   W   15   IN   At Home   OH   IN 
 David Silvers   Son   S   Male   W   12   IN   At Home   OH   IN 
 Morgan Silvers   Son   S   Male   W   9   IN   At Home   OH   IN 
 Joseph Silvers   Son   S   Male   W   6   IN   At Home   OH   IN 

 

 

 

Name: Zephaniah SILVERS

 

Born:              23 Jan 1834, Mechanicsburg, Champaign, OH

Son of:           Francis M. & Mary (McIntyre) Silvers

                                    Grandson of: Dr. William & Mary (Myers) Silver, Sr.

Died:               22 Jul 1911, Warner, Clark, WI

Buried:           Forest Hill Cemetery (Braun Settlement), Warner Twp., Clark Co., WI

 

Married: 20 July 1854, Randolph Co., IN

Spouse: Louisa Catherine Foust  b. 30 May 1834, Randolph Co., IN

                                                            d. 11 Aug 1903, Greenwood, Clark Co., WI

            Daughter of John & Elizabeth (Loy) Foust

            Mother of 8 children (1900 Census: 3 of 8 children living)

            Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Braun Settlement), Warner Twp., Clark Co., WI

 

Children: (8)

1.  Mary Elizabeth Silvers   13 Apr 1855 IN - before 15 Jan 1898                                  Spence ?

2.  Lucinda J. Silvers           12 Jan 1857 WI - 25 Sep 1878 WI, m. 20 Apr 1875 Ely Silvers

3.  Matilda Ann Silvers        25 Nov 1859 WI -                m. 10 Nov 1878, Joseph M. Adams

4.  Louisa C. Silvers            20 Aug 1862 WI - 26 Feb 1889 WI

5.  Francis M. "Frank" Silvers   28 Nov 1864 IN -                m. 14 May 1887, Marry Painter / Margaret ?

6.  David Silvers                   14 Oct 1867 IN - 24 Jun 1891 Marietta, WI

7.  Morgan Silvers                05 Feb 1871 IN -                m. Betsy Jane Loomis

8.  Joseph Silvers                27 Nov 1873 IN - 22 Aug 1900 WI, Greenwood, m. Nora Havens

                                                            (after her husband’s death, Nora married William Foust)

Civil War Service:

     Residence: (unknown)

Private, Company A, 147th Indiana Infantry Regiment

Enlisted: 24 Jan 1865         Mustered Out: 4 Aug 1865             6 mo 11 days

            (Martin V. Foust: Private, Co. A, 147th Indiana Inf, 3 Jan 1865 - 4 Aug 1865, 7 mo 1 day)

            (John T. Foust: Private, Co. H, 44th Wisconsin Inf, 1 Jan 1865 - 9 Aug 1865, 7 mo 9 days)

 

Residence:

   1834 Jan 23 - born in Mechanicsburg, Champaign, OH

   1850 Census - as of June 1 - not found

   1854 Jul 20 - married Louisa in Randolph Co., IN

   1856 - moved to Wisconsin before birth of daughter Lucinda (12 Jan 1857)

   1860 Census - as of June 1 - Marietta, Crawford, WI - age 26 (1834)

   1864 - moved to Indiana, after Aug 1862, before Nov 1864

   1865 Jan 24 - enlisted in Indiana Infantry, Co. A, 147th Regt.

   1865 June 15 - chronic diarrhea and kidney trouble; 4 July 1865 - chronic eye infection

   1865 Aug 4 - mustered out of military at Harper’s Ferry, VA (W. V.)

   1870 Census - as of June 1 - Monroe, Randolph, IN - age 35 (1835)

   1880 Census - as of June 1 - Jefferson, Jay, IN - age 46 (1834)

   1885 Special Veterans Census - (not in WI?)

   1889 - moved back to Wisconsin before June 1890 Special Census

   1890 June - Special Veterans Census / WI Census - Marietta, Crawford, WI

   1895 Enumeration of Soldiers - Marietta, Crawford, WI

   1898 approx - moved to Greenwood, Clark Co., WI

   1900 Census - as of June 1 - Eaton, Clark, WI - age 66 (Jan 1834)

   1903 Aug 11 - wife Louisa died

   1905 WI Census - as of June 1 - Warner, Clark, WI - 70 (1835)

   1910 Census - as of April 15 - Warner, Clark, WI - 76 (1834)

   1911 Jul 22 - died, Warner, Clark, WI

 

NOTES: survived by sons Morgan and Frank

Parents: Francis M Silvers, born 1805, Berkeley Co., VA.

                Mary McIntyre (married 11 Dec 1827, Champaign Co., OH)

Siblings: Teter Myers Silvers (1828, Clark OH)

            Dr. William Silvers (25 May 1837, Champaign, OH - d. 1915)

From the family Bible [1] [2] (can’t determine relationship)

William E. Spence b. 9 Jan 1874; Charley O. Spencer 26 Dec 1875; Flora Spencer 24 Feb 1872

 

10 May 1889 Pension document lists age 55, and residences since leaving service:

      Ridgeville, Ind., Ft. Recovery, Ohio, & Crawford County, Wisconsin

 

19 Jul 1890 Pension document lists age 56, residence: Marietta, Crawford, WI - PO Boyd town

 

23 Mar 1907 Pension document gives his age as 72 and his address as:

     R.F.D. #2, Greenwood, county of Clark, State of Wisconsin

 

6 Feb 1909 Pension document lists age 75, and previous residences as:

     7 or 8 years in Indiana, 5 year in Ohio, and since in Wisconsin

 

18 Feb 1909 Pension document includes description from 1865 enlistment:

     Age 30, farmer, 5’ 5˝" with fair complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair

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U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

Name: Zephaniah Silvers              Side: Union       Regiment State/Origin: Indiana

Regiment Name Expanded: 147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry          COMPANY: A

Rank In: Private       Rank Out: Private                Film Number: M540 roll 70

 

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

Name: Zephaniah Silvers              State Filed: Wisconsin        A  147  Ind Inf

1889 May 13    Invalid         Appl # 705.290         Cert # 785.672          Filed: Wis

 

CENSUS REPORTS

                                               

1840 United States Federal Census - Township: Goshen, County: Champaign, State: Ohio

Name: Francis Silvers    6 males, 3 fem      m: 2 (<5), 1 (5-10), 2 (10-15), 1 (30-40)

                                                                           f: 1 (<5), 1 (10-15), 1 (30-40)

 

1840 United States Federal Census - County: Jay, State: Indiana  

Name: Wm Silvers, Sr.        3 m, 2 f           m: 2 (10-15), 1 (70-80) / f: 1 (10-15), 1 (60-70)

Name: David Silvers            1 m, 2 f           m: 1 (20-30), / f: 1 (<5), 1 (20-30)

Name: Wm. Silvers, Jr.        1 m. 2 f           m: 1 (20-30) / f: 1 (<5), 1 (15-20)

 

1850 United States Federal Census    (can’t find Zephaniah in 1850 Census)

Name: Louisa E Foust        Age: 16          Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834

Birth Place: Indiana

Home in 1850 (City,County,State): White River, Randolph, Indiana

     Household Members: Name Age

            John Foust                50  TN            Wagon Maker

            Elizabeth Foust        40  TN

            Lucinda A Foust      20  IN

            Louisa E Foust         16  IN                                      << Louisa Catherine, b. 30 May 1834

            David L Foust           14  IN

            Martin V Foust          12  IN

            John S Foust            10  IN                                      << John Tyler Foust, b. March 5, 1841

            Mary E Foust              8  IN

Neighbor: Christian Foust family (age 46, farmer, b. TN)

 

Zeph’s grandfather and 2 uncles

Name: William Silvers         Age: 76          Est. Birth Year: abt 1774     Birth Place: Ohio

Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Jefferson, Jay, Indiana

     Household Members: Name Age

            William Silvers          76  PA            Physician      3000               << grandfather

            Mary Silvers              67  VA

            William Silvers Jr.    35  OH            Farmer                                   << uncle (1815)

            Amanda Silvers        29  OH

            Mary Silvers              10  IN

            Thomas J Silvers       9  IN

            James W J Silvers     5  IN

            William Lewis Silvers 3  IN

            David Silvers              1  IN

Same page:

SILVERS: Teter 40, VA, farmer; Edith 42 KY;                                         << uncle (1808)

               Aaron 15 OH; James 11 OH; Henry 9 OH; Walter 7 IN; Elizabeth 5 IN; John 4 IN, Eli 1 IN

 

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941

Name: Zephaniah Silvers    Spouse Name: Louisa C. Fouse    Marriage Date: 20 Jul 1854

Marriage County: Randolph                            Performed By: JP Jacob Eltzroth

Source Title 1: Randolph County, Indiana     Source Title 2: Marriage Records 1852-1858

Source Title 3: Copied by Alice Lake Ketron Winchester, Indiana     OS Page: 46

 

1860 United States Federal Census       

Name: Zepfina Silvers        Age in 1860: 26        Birth Year: abt 1834      Birthplace: Ohio

Home in 1860: Marietta, Crawford, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

            Zepfina Silvers         26  OH            Sawyer           --          20

            Louisa C Silvers       26  OH

            Mary E Silvers            5  IN

            Lucinda C Silvers      3  WI

            Matilda A Silvers   8.12  WI

 

1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Frank Silvers            Age in 1860: 56        Birth Year: abt 1804

Home in 1860: Franklin, Randolph, Indiana      Post Office: Ridgeville

     Household Members: Name Age

            Frank Silvers            56  VA            Farmer           << father of Zephaniah

            Sarah Silvers            43  OH                                    << step-mother

            Morgan Silvers         10  IN 

            John Silvers                7  IN

            Jacob S Silvers          2  IN

            Catharine Steward 20  OH            Servant

            Sarah J Steward        2  IN

 

1870 United States Federal Census

Name:            Zeph Silvers              Est. Birth Year: abt 1835     Age in 1870: 35     Birthplace: Indiana

Home in 1870: Monroe, Randolph, Indiana       Post Office: Morristown

     Household Members: Name Age  (all said to be born in Indiana)

            Zeph Silvers                         35  male

            Louisa Silvers           34  fem

            Mary Silvers              15  fem

            Lucinda Silvers        13  fem

            Matilda Silvers          10  fem

            Louisa Silvers             8  fem

            Frank Silvers              6  male

            David Silvers              4  male

 

1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Frank Silvers     Est. Birth Year: abt 1800           Age in 1870: 70

Home in 1870: Franklin, Randolph, Indiana      Post Office: Ridgeville

     Household Members: Name Age

            Frank Silvers            70  VA                                    << father of Zephaniah

            Sarah Silvers            45                                            << step-mother

            Morgan Silvers         20

            John Silvers              16

            Jacob Silvers            12

 

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Zepheniah Silvers     Age: 46     Est. Birth Year: abt 1834     Birthplace: Ohio

Home in 1880: Jefferson, Jay, Indiana

     Household Members: Name Age

            Zepheniah Silvers   46  OH-VA-OH          Day Laborer

            Louiza Silvers           46  IN-TN-TN Keeping House

            Louiza Silvers           17  WI-OH-IN            Daughter

            Frances M. Silvers   15  IN-OH-IN             Daughter       SON

            David Silvers            12  IN-OH-IN             Son

            Morgan Silvers           9  IN-OH-IN             Son

            Joseph Silvers            6  IN-OH-IN             Son

Neighbors

Mary Silvers              22 abt 1858  IN-OH-NJ       House Keeper with Whitsell family

William Silvers          64 abt 1816  OH-MD-VA    Self (Head)    Farmer           << uncle?     

Viola Silvers              21 abt 1859   IN-OH-OH      Daughter       Keeping House

Sherman Silvers      15 abt 1865   IN-OH-OH      Son

 

Name: Matilda Adams         Age: 20          Est. Birth Year: abt 1860     Birthplace: Wisconsin

Father's birthplace: Ohio    Mother's birthplace: Indiana

Home in 1880: Jefferson, Jay, Indiana

     Household Members: Name Age

            Joseph Adams         23 

            Matilda Adams          20                                            < Matilda Silvers (daughter of Zeph)

            Josephine Adams 2 mo 

 

1885 - Veteran Schedule              not found      

 

1890 - Wisconsin Census, Database: WI 1890 Veterans Schedule

Name: Zephaniah Silver    County: Crawford County    Township: E.D. 6 Marietta

Veteran's Name: Zephaniah Silvers

Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Marietta, Crawford, Wisconsin

Year enlisted: 24 Jan 1865               Year discharged: 4 Aug 1865      Rank: Private

Company: A  Regiment: 147 Ind Inf         Length of service: 6 mo 11 days

 

1895 - Wisconsin State Censuses, Census Date: 1895

Name: Zeph Silvers             Residence County: Crawford        Locality: Marietta

Line: 18  Roll: v226_20       Household Members:

1895 - Enumeration of Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War  Census Date: 1895

Private            A   147   Ind               P.O. Boyd Town

 

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Zephaniah Silvers    Age: 66      Birth Date: Jan 1834      Birthplace: Ohio

Spouse's Name: Louisa C    Marriage Year: 1854     Years Married: 46

Home in 1900: Eaton, Clark, Wisconsin              Residence: Greenwood City

     Household Members: Name Age

Zephaniah Silvers   66  OH-VA-OH          Jan 1834       m. 46 years    Woodsman

Louisa C Silvers       66  IN-TN-TN May 1834       3 of 8 children living

Charles D Adams    15  OH-OH-WI          Sep 1884       Grandson                  << Matilda’s children

Zephaniah Adams   17  IN-OH-WI            Sep 1882       Grandson      Woodsman

Neighbor - son

Morgan A. Silvers    29  IN-OH-IN             Feb 1871       m. 6 years      Woodsman

Betsey J. Silvers       19  WI-WI-WI             Jun 1880       1 of 1 child living

Henry L. Silvers          3  WI-IN-WI              May 1897      

Neighbor - son

Joseph Silvers          26  IN-OH-IN             Nov 1873       m. 6 years      Woodsman  (d. 22 Aug 1900)

Elsie E. Silvers         25  WI-WI-IA              Jun 1874       2 of 2 children living                        Nora ?

Genevary Silvers       5  WI-WI-WI             Sep 1894      

Amos O. Silvers          2  WI-WI-WI             Oct 1897       

son

Name: Francis Silvers         Age: 33          Birth Date: Mar 1867           Birthplace: Indiana

Gender: Male            Relationship to head-of-house: Head     Spouse's Name: Margaret T

Marriage Year: 1885            Marital Status: Married        Years Married: 15

Home in 1900: Eastman, Crawford, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

            Francis Silvers         33

            Margaret T Silvers    44

 

1905 - Wisconsin State Censuses, Census Date: 1 Jun 1905

Name: Zephinate Silvers      Birth Location: Indiana      Est. Birth Year: abt 1835

Residence County: Clark   Locality: Warner

     Household Members: Name Age

            Zephinate Silvers    70  IN-IN        Head                                      Widowed

            Morgan Silvers         32  IN-IN        son     Day Laborer

            Jane Silvers              27  WI-WI       daughter-in-law        << Betsy Jane

            Henry Silvers              8  WI-IN-WI  grandson

            Silvers                          2  WI-IN-WI  granddaughter

            Geninie Silvers        11  WI-IN-WI  granddaughter         << daughter of Joseph

            Richard Adams        21  IN-IN        grandson                   << Zephaniah Adams (1900 Census)

            Charles Adams        19  IN-IN        grandson      

Neighbor - son

            Frank Silvers                        36  IN-IN        Head              Mason           

            Margaret Silvers       40  WI-IN        Wife   

 

1910 United States Federal Census       

Name: Zephaniah Silvers  Age in 1910:             76        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834

Birthplace: Ohio       Relation to Head of House: Head      Marital Status: Widowed

Home in 1910: Warner, Clark, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

Zephaniah Silvers   76  OH-VA-VA          Widowed       none

Morgan Silvers         37  IN-OH-IN             m. 14 years    Laborer - Odd Jobs

Betsey J Silvers        29  WI-WI-WI             3 of 4 children living                        Daughter-in-law

Henry Z Silvers        13  WI-IN-WI              grandson

Louis Silvers                           4  WI-IN-WI              grandson

Mary J Silvers    1 10/12  WI-IN-WI              granddaughter

 

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Charles D Adams      Age in 1910: 25      Est. Birth Year: abt 1885

Birthplace: Ohio       Rel. to Head of House: Brother-in-law     Marital Status: Single

Father's Birth Place: Indiana         Mother's Birth Place: Wisconsin

Home in 1910: Leon, Monroe, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

            Joseph Young          34  WI             m. 12 yrs

            Josephine A Young            29  IN              3 of 3 children living              << (Adams) daughter of Matilda

            Sadie K Young         10  WI

            Sylvia J Young           8  WI

            Leota M Young    1 9/12 WI

            Charles D Adams    25  OH                                                            << son of Matilda

 

Name: Zephaniah Adams     Age in 1910: 27     Est. Birth Year: abt 1883     << son of Matilda

Birthplace: Ohio       Relation to Head of House: Boarder        Marital Status: Single

Father's Birth Place: United States of America  Mother's Birth Place: Indiana

Home in 1910: Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin

 

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Francis Silvers         Age in 1910: 44        Est. Birth Year: abt 1866

Home in 1910: Warner, Clark, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

            Francis Silvers         44  IN-OH-IN

            Margaret E Silvers   54

 

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Francis M Silvers    Age: 57 years     Est. Birth Year: abt 1863    Birthplace: Indiana

Father's Birth Place: Virginia         Mother's Birth Place: Indiana

Home in 1920: Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

            Francis M Silvers     57  IN-VA-IN              Laborer - woods

            Margaret Silvers       64  WI-IN-IN

 

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Francis M Silvers    Age: 65          Est. Birth Year: abt 1865

Relation to Head of House: Brother

Home in 1930: Scott, Crawford, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

Morgan Silvers         59  IN-OH-IN            Head              Day Laborer

Betsy J Silvers          49  WI-US-WI            Wife

Dick Silvers               19  WI-IN-WI              Son                 Day Laborer

Eldie M Silvers           6  WI-IN-WI              Daughter

Francis M Silvers     65  IN-OH-IN             Brother           Day Laborer

Margaret E Silvers   74  WI-IN-IN              Sister-in-law

Henry L. Silver          30  WI-WI-IN             Head              Day Laborer

Goldy C. Silver         30  WI-WI-WI             Wife

Margaret E. Silver      3  WI-WI-WI             Daughter

Henry D. Silver     9/12  WI-WI-WI             Son

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Wisconsin Genealogy Index

Silvers, Louise C                  Death                         11 Aug 1903                         County: Clark

Silvers, Louise Ellen           Death                         07 Feb 1903              County: Clark

Silvers, Joseph                     Death             Aug 22 1900             Clark

Silvers, David                       Death             Jun 24 1891              Crawford

Silvers, Genevera                Birth                Sep 02 1895             Crawford  

 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wicrawf2/marriagerec.htm

Silvers, Morgan        Loomis, Betsy           Marriage        Jan 05 1895  Crawford

Silvers, Joseph        Havens, Nora            Marriage       Nov 20 1894 Crawford - Marietta

Silvers, Nora             Foust, William           Marriage        Oct 08 1901  Crawford

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Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941

Name: Zephaniah Silvers    Spouse Name: Louisa C. Fouse    Marriage Date: 20 Jul 1854

Marriage County: Randolph                            Performed By: JP Jacob Eltzroth

Source Title 1: Randolph County, Indiana     Source Title 2: Marriage Records 1852-1858

Source Title 3: Copied by Alice Lake Ketron Winchester, Indiana     OS Page: 46

 

Name: Eli Silvers     Spouse Name: Lucinda J Silvers      Marriage Date: 20 Apr 1875

Marriage County: Jay          Source Title 1: Jay County, Indiana

Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vo

Source Title 3: W. P. A Original Record Located County Clerk's Off    Book: C-D    OS Page: 173

 

Name: Matilda Ann Silvers              Spouse Name: Joe M Adams    Marriage Date: 9 Nov 1878

Marriage County: Jay          Source Title 1: Jay County, Indiana

Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vo

Source Title 3: W. P. A Original Record Located County Clerk's Off    Book: C-D OS Page: 478

 

Name: Francis Silvers         Spouse Name: Sarah Himes                     father

Marriage Date: 14 Aug 1845          Marriage County: Randolph

 

????

Name: Francis M Silvers    Spouse Name: Catharine F. A. Huffman

Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1866          Marriage County: Randolph

Performed By: J. Puckett Elder      Source Title 1: Randolph County Indiana

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Site Bios

 

---Subject: Silvers, Sephaniah (1834 - 1911)

---Source: Greenwood Gleaner 7/27/1911

            DEATH OF SEPHANIAH SILVERS

Sephaniah Silvers died at the home of his son, Morgan Silvers, on the West Side, Town of Warner, Clark County, Saturday, July 22, 1911, at the age of 77 years. Heart trouble was the cause of his death.

 

The funeral was held Monday at the home, Rev. W. T. Hendren conducting the services. The burial took place in the Braun Settlement Cemetery.

 

Several of the old soldiers were present at the Funeral. Wm. Oelig, Chas. Cummings, Paul Rossman, John Bleche, John Booth and Frank Abel were pallbearers.

 

Deceased was an old soldier, having served in the Civil War in an Indiana regiment that was enlisted at the last call for volunteers.

He was the father of eight children, two of whom survive him, Frank and Morgan of the West Side.

 

---Silvers, Louisa Foust (1834 - 1903)

---Source: Greenwood Gleaner, 8/20/1903

      OBITUARY MENTION.

The funeral service in memory of Mrs. Louisa Silver whose death was mentioned last week, occurred Thursday afternoon from the home in Braun Settlement, Rev. J. T. Hutton of this city preaching the service. A large attendance of relatives and friends was present and there was an appropriate display of flowers. Interment took place in the Braun Settlement cemetery.

 

Louisa Foust, as deceased was known before her marriage to Zeph. Silvers, was born in 1834. She moved with her family to this county about five years ago, coming from Crawford county. She leaves besides her husband several children and other near relatives.

 

---Obit: Silvers, Joseph (1873 - 1900)

---Gleaner 8-24-1900

Joseph Silvers whose home was five miles west of here, while sawing logs in Z. Sanford’s camp Wednesday, was struck on the head by a falling limb and instantly killed. Four men saw the manner of his death, but he was brought to this city where an inquest was held over his body. His funeral occurred yesterday forenoon from the Presbyterian church, Rev. W.T. Hendren officiating. Interment took place in the Greenwood cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and two young children.

 

---SILVERS family, Warner township

 

1905 #128 Silvers, Zepkinate Head W M 70 Widower Indiana Indiana O M H Morgan Son W M 32 M Indiana Indiana Day Laborer 10 Jane D Inlaw W F 27 M Wisconsin Wisconsin Henry Grandson W M 8 S Wisconsin Wis/Indiana  (no name) Grand Daughter W F 2 S Wisconsin Wis/Indiana Jerime Grand Daughter W F 11 S Wisconsin Wis/Indiana  Adams, Richard Grandson W M 21 S Indiana Indiana  Charles Grandson W M 19 S Indiana Indiana Nothing found on Richard or Charles Adams, evidently children of Zepaniah’s unnamed daughter and her husband surname Adams.       (Matilda Ann (Mrs. Joseph M.) Silvers Adams)

 

1905 #127 Silvers, Frank Head W M 36 M Indiana Indiana Mason 6 O M H  Margaret Wife W F 40 M Wisconsin Indiana

 

SILVERS, Zephaniah (23 Jan 1834 - 22 July 1911)

Zephaniah Silvers (son of Francis Silvers per cemetery records) died at the home of his son, Morgan Silvers, on the West Side, Town of Warner, July 22, 1911, at the age of 77 years. Heart trouble was the cause of his death. The funeral was held at the home. The burial took place in the Braun Settlement Cemetery. Several of the old soldiers were present at the Funeral. Deceased was an old soldier, having served in the Civil War in an Indiana regiment that was enlisted at the last call for volunteers. He was the father of eight children, two of whom survive him, Frank and Morgan of the West Side.

 

Silvers, Zephaniah Co. A, 147th IN Inf. Civil War Vet Warner township, buried Forest Hill

 

SILVERS, Louisa nee Foust (30 May 1834 - 11 Aug 1903)

The funeral service in memory of Mrs. Louisa Silvers whose death was mentioned last week, occurred from the home in Braun Settlement. Interment took place in the Braun Settlement cemetery. Louisa Foust, as deceased was known before her marriage to Zeph. Silvers, was born in 1834. She moved with her family to this county about five years ago, coming from Crawford County. She leaves besides her husband several children and other near relatives.

 

SILVERS, Joseph (27 Nov 1873 - 22 Aug 1900)

Joseph Silvers (son of Jeremiah and Louisa Silvers per Greenwood cemetery, think "Jeremiah" should be "Zephaniah") whose home was five miles west of here, while sawing logs in Z. Sanford’s camp Wednesday, was struck on the head by a falling limb and instantly killed. Four men saw the manner of his death, but he was brought to this city where an inquest was held over his body. His funeral occurred yesterday forenoon from the Presbyterian church. Interment took place in the Greenwood cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife (Nora) and two young children.

 

BRAUN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL 1912 - 1913: Louie Silvers, Henry Silvers (children of Morgan and Jane Silvers, grandchildren of Zephania and Louise nee Foust Silvers)

 

Braun Settlement (Forest Hill) cemetery: Louise Ellen Silvers 24 April 1901 - 7 Feb 1903, daughter of Morgan and Jane Silvers.

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Cemetery Index

GREENWOOD CITY - EATON

n Silvers, Joseph      27 Nov 1873      22 Aug 1900         Nora   Jeremiah & Louisa Silvers  

 

Forest Hill Cemetery - Warner Twp., Clark County, WI

When Gottfried Braun and his wife moved back to Sheboygan County, WI, he transferred the property where this cemetery is located to his brother, Fredrick.  In 1917, Frederick and his wife, Maria/Mary, donated the property to the Forest Hill Cemetery Association and the Warranty deed specified it should be used for burial purposes.

--Duane Horn, Braun Settlement Historian

 

Silvers, Louisa E.  Blk 12-Lot 3   4-24-1901     2-7-1903                      Morgan & Janice Silvers

Silvers, Louisa G.  Blk 12-Lot 3   5-30-1834   8-11-1903   Zephaniah Silvers      Foust

Silvers, Zephania H. (Vet)

                  Blk 12-Lot 3   1-23-1834   7-23-1911   Louisa G. Foust    Francis Silvers/Unknown

 

BOYDTOWN CEMETERY, Crawford County, Wisconsin

http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/wi/crawford/cemeteries/boydtown.txt

Silvers,

          David     Oct. 14, 1867---June 24, 1891     << son of Zephaniah & Louisa C.

          Louisa O.  Aug. 20, 1862---Feb. 27, 1889   << daughter of Zephaniah & Louisa C.

          Carol   died Feb. 10, 1953 (stillbirth)         << ???  no idea

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TREES - information contained in various online family trees - not necessarily confirmed

 

 

Myers                                                                                                                        

1 William Silvers, Sr. DR b: 1779 d: 1866            + Mary Myers b: ABT 1783

    2 Francis M Silvers b: 1805                   

                        + Mary McIntyre        + Sarah Himes

        3 Teter Myers Silvers b: 1828                + Elizabeth Ropp b: Sep 1825

        3 Zephaniah Silvers b: 23 Jan 1834     + Louisa Catherine Foust b: 30 May 1834

        3 William Silvers Dr b: 25 May 1837 d: 1915     + Elizabeth Shaner b: ABT 1840

                                                                                    + Elizabeth McClannon

                                                                                    + Edith Anthony

    2 Margaret Silvers b: 1806                     

                        + Michael Tucker b: ABT 1804

        3 Eliza Jane Tucker b: ABT 1830          

        3 John Tucker b: ABT 1831

        3 David Tucker b: ABT 1832

        3 Mason Tucker b: ABT 1833

        3 Jesse Silvers Tucker b: ABT 1836

        3 Elizabeth Tucker b: ABT 1838

        3 Mary Tucker b: ABT 1838

        3 Mariah Tucker b: ABT 1840

        3 Emily Tucker b: ABT 1842

    2 Teter Myers Silvers b: 14 Oct 1808 d: 17 Dec 1875

                        + Edith McCollister b: ABT 1808 d: 13 Aug 1873

        3 Aaron Silvers b: 1833 d: 9 Dec 1913               + Christina Foust

        3 James Silvers b: ABT 1839

        3 Henry Silvers b: ABT 1841

        3 Walter Perry Silvers b: ABT 1843

        3 Elizabeth Jane Silvers b: ABT 1845

        3 John Silvers b: ABT 1846

        3 Eli Silvers b: ABT 1849

    2 David Silvers b: 25 Jan 1809 d: 20 Jan 1879

                        + Mary Ann Welch

        3 Lucetta Silvers

        3 Elizabeth Silvers

        3 James J Silvers

        3 Myers Silvers b: 1844 d: 26 Jul 1931

        3 Isiah Silvers

        3 William Silvers

        3 Zephaniah Silvers

        3 Amanda Jane Silvers

        3 Marion Silvers

        3 Martha Jane Silvers

    2 Elizabeth Ann Silvers b: 1811

                        + John Welch           + William G Morris

    2 William Silvers, Jr. b: 18 Sep 1815 d: 1902

                        + Amanda Jane Welch b: 15 Sep 1822 d: 5 Jan 1871

        3 Mary Jane Silvers b: 8 Jun 1840

        3 Thomas Jefferson Silvers b: 25 Aug 1841

        3 Emily Silvers b: 18 Jun 1844 d: 20 Jul 1845

        3 James Silvers b: 10 Oct 1845

        3 William Lewis Silvers b: ABT 1847

        3 David Silvers b: 23 Apr 1849 d: 7 Mar 1879

        3 Elizabeth Silvers b: 6 Jun 1851

        3 Lemuel Silvers b: 27 Oct 1853 d: 6 Oct 1856

        3 Christina Silvers b: 6 Jan 1856

        3 Viola Silvers b: 4 Apr 1859

        3 Monroe Silvers b: 23 Feb 1861 d: 4 Feb 1865

        3 Ulysses Grant Silvers b: 5 Mar 1863

        3 William Sherman Silvers b: 6 May 1865

    2 Mary Jane Silvers b: 1818

                        + David Smith

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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

 

1. Zephaniah Silvers was born 23 Jan 1834 in Mechanicsburg, Champaign, OH.

            He was the son of 2. Francis M Silvers and 3. Mary McIntyre.

            He married Louisa Catherine Foust 20 Jul 1854 in Randolph, IND.

            She was born 30 May 1834 in , Randolph, IND.

           

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

 

2. Francis M Silvers was born 1805 in , Berkeley, VA.

            He was the son of 4. William Silvers DR and 5. Mary Myers.

 

3. Mary McIntyre (married 11 Dec 1827, Champaign Co., OH)

 

Children of Mary McIntyre and Francis M Silvers are:

 

      i. Teter Myers Silvers was born 1828 in , Clark, OH.

            He married Elizabeth Ropp 23 Jul 1850. She was born Sep 1825.

1.   ii. Zephaniah Silvers was born 23 Jan 1834 in Mechanicsburg, Champaign, OH.

            He married Louisa Catherine Foust 20 Jul 1854 in Randolph, IND.

            She was born 30 May 1834 in , Randolph, IND.

     iii. William Silvers Dr was born 25 May 1837 in , Champaign, OH, and died 1915.

            He married Elizabeth Shaner. She was born ABT 1840 in OH.

            He married Elizabeth McClannon. He married Edith Anthony.

 

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

 

4. William Silvers DR was born 1779 in Cumberland, PA, and died 1866 in , Jay, IND.

 

5. Mary Myers was born ABT 1783 in , Berkeley, VA.

            She was the daughter of 10. Teter Myers and 11. Margaret Behr.

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Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920           You searched for Silvers 

Name                         Date                            Location  Age  Gender  Race                   

Albert A. Silvers        14 Jan 1912              Green Township  10 dy  Male  White

Amanda E. Silvers  23 Feb 1915              Fallcreek Township  81 yr  Female  White

Carrie A. Silvers       5 Apr 1920                 Bicknell  19 yr  Female  White

Charloth Silvers       5 Apr 1910                 Kokomo  60 yr  Female  White

E. W. Silvers             25 Oct 1891  Kokomo  5 yr  Female  White

Edgar L. Silvers        7 Dec 1915                Portland  6 yr  Male  White

Elvira Silvers             31 May 1902             Kokomo  53 yr  Female  White

Everett L. Silvers      4 Oct 1904                 Jefferson Township  2 mon  Male  White

Floyd Silvers             2 Jan 1909                Kokomo  8 dy  Male  White

Fred Silvers               26 Jan 1888              Fort Wayne  42 yr  Male  White

Hannah J. Silvers    12 Mar 1917              Portville  67 yr  Female  White

Harry Silvers             24 Dec 1890             Indianapolis  4 wk  Male  White

Helen Silvers            14 Jul 1898               Fort Wayne  50 yr  Female  White

Infant Silvers            3 Dec 1905                Kokomo     Female  White

Isaac S. Silvers         24 Nov 1909             Wayne Township  58 yr  Male  White

James E. Silvers      19 Jul 1915               Wayne Township  66 yr  Male  White

James M. Silvers      23 Feb 1902              MT. Pleasant  62 yr  Male  White

Jas Wesley Silvers              22 Jul 1913               Trinity Springs  67 yr  Male  White

Jennie Silvers          13 Jul 1893               Indianapolis  34 yr  Female  White

John Silvers              2 Dec 1905                County Farm  83 yr  Male  White

Joseph E. Silvers     16 Dec 1906             Muncie  3 mon  Male  White

Josephine Silvers    1 Feb 1898                Marion County  34 yr  Female  White

Lizzie Silvers            7 May 1892               Dunkirk  26 yr  Female  White

Lovelle Silvers          2 Aug 1895               Pike Township  8 mon  Male  White

Lucy Silvers                          28 Jan 1919              Wab Township  67 yr  Female  White

Madonna M. Silvers  30 Oct 1919             Jackson Township  2 mon  Female  White

Madonna Martha Silvers  21 Jun 1917    Green Township  2 yr  Female  White

Mary Silvers              3 Mar 1901                Grant Township  76 yr  Female  White

Mary A. Silvers         7 Oct 1906                 Benton County  49 yr  Female  White

Mary A. C. Silvers    12 Apr 1876              Fort Wayne  1 yr  Female  

Mary E. Silvers         24 Jun 1906              Carroll County  60 yr  Female  White

Mary J. Silvers          16 Apr 1920              Terre Haute  82 yr  Female  White

Melvin Silvers           2 Aug 1907               Muncie  10 mon  Male  White

Nancy Silvers           26 Aug 1884             Carroll County  34 yr  Female  White

Nettie Silvers            5 Mar 1919                Muncie  52 yr  Female  White

Pearl Silvers             24 Jul 1910               Kokomo  8 mon  Female  White

Rachael Silvers        7 Jun 1911                Hagerstown  85 yr  Female  White

Rachel Ann Silvers  21 Jul 1913                          Wayne Township  71 yr  Female  White

Raymond Silvers     19 Apr 1908              Kokomo  1 yr  Male  White

Russell L. Silvers     23 Apr 1906              Portland  7 mon  Male  White

Ruth A. Silvers         5 Mar 1892                Indianapolis  63 yr  Female  White

Samuel H. Silvers    8 Jan 1908                Gill Township  70 yr  Male  White

Sarah A. Silvers       18 Oct 1915  Ashboro  77 yr  Female  White

Thomas J. Silvers    7 Nov 1918                Jackson Township  77 yr  Male  White

Vern Silvers                          2 Mar 1913                CO  3 mon  Male  White

Virgie F. Silvers        14 Jun 1906              Red Key  1 yr  Male  White

W. O. Silvers             19 Jul 1902               Staunton  74 yr  Male  White

Walter R. Silvers      15 Feb 1903              Muncie  6 yr  Male  White

Walter Roscoe Silvers  15 Feb 1903        Muncie  6 yr  Male  White

William C. Silvers     1 Oct 1898                 Indianapolis  86 yr  Male  White

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1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Margaret Painter     Age in 1860: 4     Birth Year: abt 1856     Birthplace: Wisconsin

Home in 1860: Meeme, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

     Household Members: Name Age

            John Painter                         37 

            Ellen Painter                         25 

            Margaret Painter        4 

            Catharine Painter      2 

Contributors

Marsha Hosfeld, Bev (Family Member), Janet Schwarze.

 

Zephaniah Silvers is also featured in the book, "Civil War Soldiers in the heart of Clark Co., Wisconsin."

 

 


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