Saturday, October 26, 2013

Documents of Amos Tiffin “AT” Davis LaRue, Sr. Family

 A Work in Progress: It's like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, fitting in one piece at a time and wondering at the lovely picture of our kin when they finally reveal themselves. 

Amos Tiffin "AT" Davis LaRue, Sr. + Sarah Ann Stroud = 8 known children
son of 
b. April 17, 1830 (Ohio) – d. April 8, l830 (Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS)
Married on May 3, 1853
daughter of:
b. June 24, 1831 (Indiana) – d. August 19, 1891 (Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS)

1885 Kansas State Census
LaRue, A. F. D., 54 yrs. male, white, married, occupation - farmer,
-----, S. A. 53 yrs, female, white, married,
-----, J. A., 21 yrs. male, white, single,
-----, J. E., 19 yrs., male, white, single,
-----, D. L. 17 yrs. male, white, single,
-----, S. A., 14 yrs. female, white, single,

Source: 1885 Kansas State Census, Smith Twp., Beaver Co, Kansas. 1 Mar 1885. Line #12. Retrieved from
1895 Kansas State Census
A. T. D. LaRue, 64 yrs, male, white, birthplace-OH,
Sarah ", 63 yrs, female, white, birthplace-IN.
Ama, 23 yrs, female, white, birthplace-IN,
Dan, 26 yrs, male, white, birthplace-IN
Ernie, 3 yrs, male, white, birthplace-KS

Source: 1895 Kansas State Census, Jefferson, Union, 1 Mar 1895. Line #7. Retrieved from

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Amos LaRue migrated from Canada to Indiana. (Note: Amos was born in Ohio according to the above census record.)

He and his wife, Sara Ann had six sons that migrated from Indiana to Kansas where they more or less lost contact with another. Among these sons was Daniel, born in August 22, 1868, in Indiana. He arrived in Phillips County in 1898.

He was married August 27, 1898 in Stockton, Kan, by Judge Moore, to Deliah, daughter of James and Hester Ann Bailey, grand-daughter of Davis Morris, and great-niece of Robert Morris (NOTE: It is said by family tradition that she was descended from a Morris who signed the Declaration of Independence. There were two Morris' who signed the Declaration, a Robert Morris and Lewis Morris, but we have no documented proof at this time for either. )

Deliah was born March 15, 1880 (1879) in Stanberry, (Gentry Co.) MO.

Daniel LaRue was a mason by trade. He worked in the brick mill in Kirwin and in the flour mill.

Grace Wiley of Kirwin remembers the day when Ray LaRue was born: "Dan and Deliah came over to the farm for some straw tick to make a bed for the baby. It looked so funny because Mrs. LaRue had her bustle on backwards." 

Daniel died October 7, 1934, at Melvern, Kansas (Note: Daniel actually died in a Kansas City hospital due to a broken neck received in a car accident near Melvern.) and is buried at Waverly, Kansas. His widow died March 7, 1943, in Kansas City, and is also buried in Waverly.

Their son Ray moved back to Phillips County in 1957 and bought land in the Kirwin area where he now makes his home.

Children of Daniel and Deliah LaRue:
* Ralph was born in 1899 in Phillips County. He died in 1935.
* (Axie May 1901-1972)
* Ray was born in Phillips County in 1903. He married Abbie Bass in Hill City, Kansas on Sept. 11, 1925.
* Edith was born in 1905; Hill City. She married Russell Wells.
* Maurine was born in 1907 in Hill City (Menlo, KS). She married John Ullom.
* Pearl was born in 1907 (1908) in Hill City. She died in 1910.
* Harold was born in 1911 (1913). His wife's name, Nadine. (Harold's wife's name was Evelyn.)
* (Howard "Pete", 1913-2003. His wife's name was Nadine.),
* (Paul, 1915-1994)
* (Lily Marie, 1917-2004)
* (Lynn Kelsey, 1919-1987)
(Wanda Darlene, b. 1921)

Source: "LaRue." Submitted by the children of Ray and Abbie LaRue. Phillips County Kansas Settlers Prior to 1900. Phillips County Historical Society, Phillipsburg, KS, 1977.

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1.       Amos Tiffen Davis LaRue, Jr.

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2.       Elizabeth J. LaRue (1856-1863)

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3.       Mary C. LaRue (1858-1861)

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4.       John William LaRue (1861-1960)
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 10 day of Jan. A.D. 1884, there was issued from the office of said Probate Judge, a Marriage License, of which the following is a true copy:
To any person Authorized by Law to Perform the Marriage Ceremony, Greeting:
You are hereby authorized to join in Marriage John W. LaRue of Jewell Co, aged 23 years and Martha J. Elliott of Jewell Co, aged 23 years, and of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days.
{SEAL} J. MacRoberts Probate Judge
And which said Marriage License was afterwards, to-wit on the 24 day of Jan A.D. 1884 returned to said Probate Judge, with the following certificate endorse thereon, to-wit:
County of Jewell, ss.
I, Rev. J.W. Serz do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within License, I did, on the 13 day of January A.D., 1884, at Jewell City, KS in said county, join and unite in Marriage the within named J.W. LaRue and Martha J. Elliott. Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
ATTEST: J.W. McRoberts Probate Judge.
John William LaRue, eldest son of Amos D. and Sarah Ann Larue, was born in the state of Indiana, February 21, 1861 and passed away at the Community Hospital in Beloit, February 10, 1960 at the age of 98 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
At the age of 17, he came with his parents, brothers, and sisters to Kansas where he resided in Jewell County the rest of his life, except for a short period of time in Smith County and also in Riley Co.

On January 13, 1884, he was united in marriage to Mattie B. Elliot. To this union were born three sons and six daughters.

Preceding him in death were his daughters, Mrs. Iva Rightmeier of Burr Oak, Mrs. Elsie Abram of Jewell and Lily dying in infancy also two sons, Clifford LaRue of Hiawatha, KS and Vinton LaRue of Lebanon.
Surviving are Rev. J.E. LaRue and wife of Bentonville, Ark, Mrs. Mae Bowman and husband Herb of Burr Oak, Mrs. Olive Lichty and husband Arthur of Mankato and Mrs. Etta Ward of Lebanon, a daughter-in-law Mrs. Alice LaRue of Hiawatha, KS, a son-in-law Albert Abram of Jewell, also 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In 1884, he with his wife united with the Christian church at Reamsville, Smith County, KS later transferring his membership to Mayview Church where it remained.
John LaRue was a farmer as long as his health would permit.
After the passing of his wife in 1925, he lived with his children then went back to his own home.
He was a man devoted to his home and family. He has lived in Mankato for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Feb. 12, 2 pm at the Kramer Funeral Home in Mankato with Rev. Charles Fitsgerald officiating. Casket bearers were Earl Mullins, Duane Spatz, Raymond Worick, Roy Reece, Ote Thompson, and Emmett Hoyt. Burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, Montrose, KS.

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 5.       Jacob A. LaRue (b.1863)

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6.       Joseph E. LaRue (1864-1887)

AT Burr Oak, Kansas, Friday Nov. 18, of blood poisoning, Joseph E. LaRue, in the 23rd year of his age. Mr. Larue was born in Madison County, Indiana, and continued to reside in that place until July, 1877 when he moved to Norton County. In Feb., 1887, he came to Burr Oak where he resided to the time of his death. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His life was one of consistent piety and his death one of Christian triumph. His funeral took place from the Baptist church in this city last Saturday. Rev. McIntosh preaching the funeral memorial. The deceased left a wife and a small child to mourn ---- early bereavement.

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 7. Daniel Lewis LaRue (1868-1934)

See "Documents of Daniel Lewis LaRue Family" here. 

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 8.  Sarah Ann LaRue (1870-1952)
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 18th day of December A.D., 1895, there was issued from the office of said Probate Court, a Marriage License of which the following is a true copy.

TO ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO PERFORM THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY-GREETINGS You are hereby authorized to join in Marriage, Linton H. Moon of Burr Oak, Kansas, aged 24 years, and Sarah Anna LaRue of Burr Oak, Kansas, aged 24 years, and of this license you will make due return to my office within thirty days. J.B. Dill, Probate Judge. {Seal}
And which said Marriage License was afterwards, to wit: On the 18th day of December A.D. 1895 returned to said Probate Judge, with the following certificate endorse thereon, to wit:
COUNTY OF JEWELL}SS. I, J.B. Dill do hereby certify that in accordance with the authorization of the within License, I did, on the 18th day of December A.D. 1895, at Mankato in said County, join and unite in Marriage the within named Linton H. Moon and Sarah Anna LaRue.
Witness my Hand and Seal, the day and year above written. ATTEST: J.B. Dill, Probate Judge.

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