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Vesta F. Briles marries Joseph Marvin Hunt

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Follow-up to Vesta F. Briles & Joseph Marvin Hunt

Posted: 1175893518000
Classification: Query
OK, since I posted the original reply, I have done some more searching at Ancestry.Com and "think" I have cleared up the problem of some of us having different wives for John BRILES, Sr. (b.1816, Randolph Co., NC), and the problem of which children belonged to whom.

I have entered into my database the new data I found (much of which is well sourced) and here is how it looks:

1. John BRILES Sr. was born on 6 Feb 1816 in , Randolph, NC. He died on 8 Nov 1892 in Pawnee, Pawnee, NE.

John BRILES Sr. and Mary BOLLIGAUGH were married on 15 Dec 1839 in , Shelby, IN. (John & Mary BOLLIGAUGH evidently had no children, or, at least, no one has placed data for them on the Internet/Web.)

John BRILES Sr. and Mary Jane MICHAEL were married on 8 Mar 1846 in , Shelby, IN. Mary Jane MICHAEL was born in 1827. She died in 1861. John BRILES Sr. and Mary Jane MICHAEL had the following children:

i. Jacob BRILES was born in 1849.
ii. John BRILES Jr., born on 8 Oct 1852, , Shelby, IN; married Mira Ophelia SCOFIELD, on 1 Oct 1877, , Pawnee, NE; died on 5 Dec 1923, , Jerauld, SD.
iii. Clarinda BRILES was born in 1855.
iv. Hulda BRILES was born in 1857.
v. Sam L. BRILES was born in 1860.

John BRILES Sr. and Ann REED were married on 8 Sep 1861 in , Warren, IA. John BRILES Sr. and Ann REED had the following children:

i. Sarah BRILES was born in 1862.
ii. Mary E. BRILES was born in 1864.
(The last two children, Sara and Mary E., who were listed by some as the children of Mary Jane MICHAEL, evidently were the children, instead, of John Sr.'s 3rd wife, Ann REED, who is the only one I had in my original database.)

This is how the data for John BRILES, Jr., looks in my database:

John BRILES Jr. was born on 8 Oct 1852 in , Shelby, IN. He lived in Scott, Harrison, IN, in 1860. He lived in Township 1, Pawnee, NE, in 1870. He lived in Turkey Creek, Pawnee, NE, in 1880. He lived in Waubay (Ward 3), Day, SD, in 1910. He died on 5 Dec 1923 in , Jerauld, SD.

John BRILES Jr. and Mira Ophelia SCOFIELD were married on 1 Oct 1877 in , Pawnee, NE. Mira Ophelia SCOFIELD was born on 28 Jul 1860 in , Oswego, NY. She died on 2 Nov 1948 in , Clark, WA. Ophelia's name was also spelled Aphelia. John BRILES Jr. and Mira Ophelia SCOFIELD had the following children:

i. Lida Lucinda BRILES was born in 1879.
ii. Vesta F. BRILES, born in 1881; married Joseph M. HUNT, about 1899.
iii. Jack Monroe BRILES was born in 1886.
iv. May BRILES
v. Josephine Florence BRILES, born on 19 Aug 1887, Pawnee, Pawnee, NE; married John Ross RUMELHART, on 6 Dec 1903, Wessington Springs, Jerauld, SD; died on 18 Aug 1974, Miller, Hand, SD.
vi. Maggie A. BRILES was born in 1890.
vii. Dewey Sylvester BRILES was born in 1898.

Her is what I now have for Vesta Florence BRILES:

1. Vesta F. BRILES was born in 1881.

Vesta F. BRILES and Joseph M. HUNT were married about 1899. Vesta F. BRILES and Joseph M. HUNT had the following children:

2 i. Ethel B. HUNT, born in 1900; married Dewey Sylvester WARD, about 1918.
ii. Leonard O. HUNT was born in 1906.
iii. Dora HUNT was born in 1908.
iv. Joseph Keith HUNT was born in 1917.

Second Generation

2. Ethel B. HUNT (Vesta F. BRILES-1) was born in 1900.

Ethel B. HUNT and Dewey Sylvester WARD were married about 1918. Dewey Sylvester WARD was born in 1898. Ethel B. HUNT and Dewey Sylvester WARD had the following children:

i. Cora Jean WARD was born in 1925. She died on 12 Mar 2007 in Philip, Haakon, SD.

If anyone has different data, PLEASE don't hesitate to send corrections; also don't hesitate to send additional data which I don't have here. Maybe we'll finally get this BRILES branch tied in to the correct ancestors. Anyway, I'm glad to meet some new BRILES "cousins".


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