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THE SALLEE FAMILY STORY: Few citizens of Reno county, Kansas, enjoy a higher measure of esteem than Samuel Sallee, a very successful farmer on Section 28 in.....Read Story
Elizabeth Clear
B: July 5, 1823 Eaton, Ohio
M: August 6, 1841
D: December 1, 1903 (Age 80) Bell, Reno County, Kansas
Buried: Lerado Cemetery, Reno County, Kansas
Notes: Grandma Salee died Tuesday, December 1. The remains were laid to rest in the Lerado cemetery. She was past 80 years old. Her husband, Samuel Salee, survives her. She leaves five married daughters and one son to mourn her death. - 17 Dec 1903, "Hutchinson News" , Hutchinson, Kansas
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Samuel Sallee II
B: June 11, 1823 Eaton, Ohio
M: August 6, 1841
D: December 20, 1909 (Age 86) Sego, Kansas
Buried: December 23, 1909 Lerado Cemetery, Reno County, Kansas
Parents: Samuel Sallee and Elizabeth Croft
Notes: Samuel's father, Samuel Sr., was a soldier in the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Croft in 1813, in Preble County, ohio. Samuel had five siblings: Barbara, William, Lucinda, Urana, and Phillip Courtlin Sallee.
• In the 1880 Census, Samuel and Elizabeth were both 57. Samuel's occupation was a Farmer; Elizabeth's occupation was listed as 'Keeping House'.
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Obituary: HAD 109 GRAND CHILDREN. SAMUEL SALLEE TOOK UP A CLAIM ABOUT THIRTY YEARS AGO. Samuel Sallee, the well known Bell Township farmer who died last week, was the father of six living children and 109 living grandchildren. In all he was the father of ten children, four of them now being dead. Of the grandchildren, forty-five are of the third generation, sixty one are great grandchildren and three are great great-grandchildren. Mr. Sallee was 85 years old at the time of his death having been born June 18, 1823, in Preble County, Ohio. In the year 1841 he was married to Elizabeth Clear, who was also born in Preble County, the date of her birth being August 6, 1823. Mrs. Sallee died December 1, 1903, at the age of 80 years. Of the ten children which blessed their union, eight were reared to maturity, five of these being girls and the other three boys. Joel B. and William served in the Civil War, the former dying in 1862 of a disease contracted while in the Army and the latter being killed inbattle at Chattanooga. The other son, John B., is a retired farmer of Kingman County and now resides in Penalosa, this County. Mrs. Richmond DeVoe of Quincy, Illinois, Mrs. Blanchett of Harper County, Mrs. Hafstrom of Morrocco, Indiana, Mrs. Corley of Penalosa and Mrs. Benjamin Moore of Hutchinson are the daughters. Funeral services were held from the home and burial was in Lerado Cemetery. The six pall bearers at the funeral services were the six oldest grandsons. Another very interesting thing in connection with the life of Mr. Sallee is the fact that about thirty five years ago, he took up as a homestead the farm on which he died. The only record on file at the office of the register of deeds at the court house is the patent right granted to Mr. Sallee by the government. There have been no transfers, no mortgages, etc. Mr. Sallee lived there all of those thirty six years and made the farm pay well. January 28, 1909 Hutchinson News Weekly, Hutchinson, Kansas
Children of Elizabeth Clear and Samuel Sallee
1. Joel B. Sallee
B: 1843 Preble County, Ohio
D: November 22, 1863 of disease; Army,
Co E 76 Regiment, Illinois, Civil War.
B: January 1, 1845 Preble County, Ohio
D: December 12, 1935 Reno Cty, Kansas
Spouse: Mary Jane Layman
3. Mary Elizabeth Sallee
B: December 23, 1846, Eaton, Ohio
M: January 14, 1867 (To Woods)
Sps: Richmond Devoe; Isaac E. Woods;
4. William Sallee
B: 1847 Eaton, Ohio
D: 1863; Battle of Chattanooga.
B: June 28, 1855 Donovan, Illinois
M: September 24, 1871
D: July 30, 1918
Spouse: Robert R. Blanchet
B: Februaru 23, 1859 Donovan, Illinois
M: April 27, 1875 Iroquois
D: July 11, 1937 Morocco, Newton Co., IN
Spouse: Johan Peter Hafstrom
B: November 28, 1861 Donovan, Illinois
D: July 30, 1926
Spouse: Benjamin Moore (1856-1916)
8. Emma Sarah Sallee
B: December 28, 1864 Donovan, Illinois
M: August 19, 1880 (Marriage to Murray)
D: May 21, 1934
Sps: Blair Corley; Edward H. Murray
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