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Edwin Toole

Male 1808 - 1898  (89 years)


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  • Name Edwin Toole 
    Born 23 February 1808  Shelby Co., KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1898  Helena, MT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • =============================================================================================Biographical Sketch of Edwin Toole
      From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
      Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.
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      Edwin Toole was born February 23, 1808, in Shelby County, Kentucky,
      is now in his seventy fourth year, and perhaps looks as young and feels
      as stout and active as most men at the age of fifty. Between the ages
      of eighteen and twenty three he taught several schools in both Shelby
      and Henry Counties, and at Newcastle, in the latter county, studied
      law and was admitted to the bar when about twenty four years of age.
      Was married to Lucinda S. Porter, at Owenton, Kentucky, on the memor-
      able 12th of November, 1833, the night of which day will ever be re-
      membered as of star shooting notoriety, or rather of metoric showers.
      About the 1st of April, 1837, they left the State of Kentucky with two
      children, boys, one about three and the other about one year old, and
      embarked at Louisville for St. Louis by steamboat, thence up the
      Missouri River to Liberty Landing, at which place both children died
      and were there buried. They were detained at said landing some four
      or five weeks, and finally reached the point at which they located on
      June 10, 1837, about two miles south of where the city of Savannah now
      stands. At that time there were not exceeding fifteen or twenty famil-
      ies within the limits of what now constitutes Andrew County, who had
      preceded them, and most, if not all, of them were living in tents and
      camps, but the country began to fill up very rapidly, and all the
      country lying west and northwest of Clinton County, including what now
      forms Andrew, Holt, Nodaway, Atchison and possibly Buchanan Counties,
      being attached to Clinton County for civil and military purposes. He
      was, during the following fall or winter elected justice of the peace
      of Washington township, which then included all the territory now
      forming Judge Kelley's circuit, and possibly no inconsiderable part of
      Judge Sherman's. Soon after this, however, Platte and Buchanan Counties
      were organized, and the territory now constituting Andrew, Holt, etc.,
      was attached to Buchanan, and orders for the election of county officers
      made and published. Although now a citizen of Buchanan County, yet
      living in the territory attached to her, Mr. Toole became a candidate
      for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court, and was elected, William
      Fowler at the same time being a candidate for both Circuit and County
      Clerk, and was elected to the latter. At the next succeeding session
      of the Legislature, Andrew County was organized, and not being a resi-
      dent and citizen within the chartered limits of Buchanan County, and
      having no desire at that time to change his residence for the sake of
      said office, he let it slide, feeling assured that the office of both
      circuit and county clerkships in Andrew County were at his service, both
      of which he filled for many years, and resigned the former in the spring
      of 1858. Then removed to St. Joseph, where he resided until the spring
      of 1875, at which time he settled on a farm two miles east of Troy, in
      Kansas. In April, 1878, Mrs. Toole died, and was buried in the cemetery
      at Troy, leaving him alone. In the month of August, following, he
      visited the city of Helena, Montana Territory, where he has two sons,
      E. W. and J. K., practicing law, and have been there engaged for a
      number of years. His two daughters, Mrs. Dr. Atchison and Mrs. R. P.
      Stout, have, with their families, both followed him, and are settled
      there, and his two other sons, Ben W. and C. B., may before long, do
      likewise. His youngest son Oliver B., died at Helena in october,
      1877, of brain fever, soon after his admission to the bar. Mr. Toole
      is a man of large frame. He has all his life enjoyed excellent health,
      and now, in the seventy fourth year of his age, is as stout and active
      as most men of fifty. During the period of his long and active life no
      man has enjoyed a higher degree of respect and of personal popularity.
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      1850 USA census (22 Aug 1850) - Nodaway Township, Andrew, MO:
      Name Age Sex Profession Real Estate Birthplace Attended school
      Edwin W Toole 42 M County & Circuit Clerk 4000 Kentucky
      Lucinda S Toole 39 F Kentucky
      Edwin W Toole 11 M Missouri Y
      Benjamin W Toole 9 M Missouri Y
      Ann V Toole 8 F Missouri Y
      Claudius B Toole 6 M Missouri Y
      Lucinda E Toole 3 F Missouri
      Clora [Cleora]Toole 9/12 F Missouri
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      1860 USA census (3 Aug 1860) - St Joseph, Buchanan, MO:
      Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Personal value Birthplace Attended school
      E Toole 50 Male J P 6000 3000 KY
      S Toole 48 Female Wife KY
      E W Toole 21 Male Merchant 8000 4000 MO
      B M Toole 19 Male Merchant MO
      V Toole 18 Female MO
      A B Toole 16 Male MO
      E Toole 14 Female MO Y
      J Toole 10 Male MO Y
      M Toole 5 Male MO Y
      J R Drier 18 Male Laborer MO Y
      S Drier 17 Female Servant MO Y
      C Drier 12 Male MO Y
      J Tillman 17 Male Laborer MO Y
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      1870 USA census (18 Jan 1870) - St Joseph Ward 3, Buchanan, MO:
      Name Age Sex Race Occupation Birthplace Parents of foreign birth
      Edwin C Toole 63 M W Deputy? Recorder Kentucky
      Lucinda Toole 60 F W At Home Kentucky
      Bruce Toole 24 M W Lawer Kentucky
      Oliver Toole 15 M W At Home Missouri
      Joseph Toole 19 M W Lawer Missouri
      Sofa Fankhouser 13 M W Servant Prussia Y Y
      George Toole 12 M B Servant Missouri NB: George is clearly shown as "black"
      PS: on same page are a Ben C and Rosa Porter ages 58 and 52 both born Kentucky
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      1880 USA census:
      Household:
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      Regulus P. STOUT Self M Male W 32 MO Horse Dealer --- ---
      Ella STOUT Wife M Female W 29 MO Keeping House VA VA
      Cleora STOUT Dau S Female W 10 MO MO VA
      Xerxes K. STOUT Son S Male W 9 MO MO VA
      Charles L. CLARKE Nephew Male W 15 NE IN MO
      Edwin TOOLE Father W Male W 72 VA --- KY
      Source Information:
      Census Place Helena, Lewis And Clark, Montana
      Family History Library Film 1254742
      NA Film Number T9-0742
      Page Number 291D
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      Bruner - Ahart - Sallee - Ziegler - Putnam - Morrison
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      # ID: I556023137
      # Name: Edwin W TOOLE
      # Given Name: Edwin W
      # Surname: Toole
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: Feb 23, 1808 in Shelby Co., Ky
      # Note:
      Father: Daniel TOOLE b: 1788 in Culpepper Co., Virginia
      Mother: Elizabetha BRUNNER b: Jan. 8, 1783 in Fredrick MD
      Marriage 1 Lucinda Sheppard PORTER
      * Married: Nov 12, 1833 in Owenton, Ky
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      # ID: I319
      # Name: Edwin W. TOOLE
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: in Shelby Co., KY
      # Note:
      Father: Daniel TOOLE b: 1788 in Christianburg, Kentucky
      Mother: Elizabeth BRUNNER b: 1794 in Bruner Town, KY
      Marriage 1 Lucinda Shepperd PORTER
      Children
      1. Has No Children Edwin W. TOOLE b: 1839
      2. Has No Children Benjamin W. TOOLE b: 1841
      3. Has No Children Ann V. TOOLE b: 1842
      4. Has No Children Claudius B.TOOLE b: 1844
      5. Has No Children Lucinda E. TOOLE b: 1847
      6. Has No Children Clara TOOLE b: 1849
      7. Has Children Joseph Kemp TOOLE b: 1851 in Savannah, Missouri
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      http://sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/findingaids/rg003-09.asp
      Missouri State Archives
      Finding Aid 3.9
      Office of Governor
      John Cummins Edwards, 1844-1848
      Records of Governor John Cummins Edwards, 1844-1845
      Scope and Content
      This series includes correspondence relating to the boundary dispute between Missouri and Iowa, as well as correspondence, petitions, and reports relating to the tobacco industry and warehouse located in St. Louis. Edwards was called upon to make appointments to fill vacancies in the offices of United States Senator, State Auditor, and Attorney General. The collection also includes correspondence relating to slavery and Native Americans.
      Container List
      Location Box Folder Date Contents
      1B/1/1 5 14 1845 Apr 04 Edwin Toole, Savannah, Andrew County;
      Re: Power of Attorney
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      http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/andrewpl.html
      A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets
      Past and Present
      of Andrew County, Missouri

      Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser

      Savannah (elevation 1100 feet)
      The history of Savannah proper dates from the year 1841, at which the town site was selected for the permanent seat of justice by the commissioners named in the legislative act creating Andrew County. These commissioners were Harlow Hunkston, Elijah P. Howell and Elijah Armstrong, who made a formal report of their proceedings at the April term of the County Court, in 1841, to the effect that they had carefully examined the location, and, finding it to be within three miles of the geographical center of the county, had fixed upon it as the most eligible site for the seat of justice. After making their selection they gave to the prospective town the name of Union, which was officially changed at the July term, and the name Savannah substituted. The original town site including 160 acres on the southeast quarter Section 9, Township 59 N, Range 35, was entered in the name of Andrew County, by Edwin Toole, a short time after the county organization went into effect...

      One of the first houses on the town-site was erected by Johnson Woods...It was a small round log structure and answered the two-fold purpose of a dwelling and boarding house...

      From the best information, one of the first if not the first houses in Savannah was a small structure, erected by John Riggins...(--History of Andrew and DeKalb Counties, p. 149.)

      It is situated at Secs. 8, 9, 10 & 14, Twp. 59 N, R. 35 W at the junction of E & 71.

      Union
      See Savannah.
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      CITY WEEKLY
      Friday, October21, 2005
      City of St. Joseph, Missouri

      our community…
      The first record, recorded on February 16, 1938, appointed Edwin Toole as Circuit Clerk…forty-one
      marriages were recorded in 1839…authorization to move the county seat from Sparta to St. Joseph came
      from the Secretary of State on March 25, 1845.
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    Person ID I8822  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 May 2007 

    Father Daniel Toole,   b. about 1788, Culpepper Co., VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Betsy Brunner,   b. 8 January 1783, Bruner Town, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 3 April 1808  Shelby Co., KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3011  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Lucinda (Lucy) Shepherd (Shepard) Porter,   b. 7 February 1811, Shelby, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 April 1878, Troy, Doniphan Co., KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 November 1833  Owenton, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Male1 Toole,   b. about 1834, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Liberty Landing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
     2. Male2 Toole,   b. about 1836, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Liberty Landing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     3. Edwin Warren Toole,   b. 24 March 1839, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 65 years)
    +4. Benjamin W Toole,   b. 1840, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Ann Virginia (Jennie) Toole,   b. about 1842, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Claudius (Cornelius ) Bruce Toole,   b. 16 October 1844, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 July 1913, Toole Residence, c/o Fifth avenue and Ewing Street, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Lucinda? Ella Toole,   b. about 1847, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Cleora Toole,   b. 10 September 1849,   d. 12 November 1857, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     9. James Toole,   b. about 1850, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Joseph Kemp Toole,   b. 12 May 1851, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1929, San Franciso, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     11. Victor Huttall Toole,   b. 9 January 1853,   d. 3 March 1854, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     12. Oliver B Toole,   b. about 1855, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1877, Helena, MT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Family ID F3008  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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