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Rebecca Ellen Pence

Rebecca Ellen Pence

Female 1847 - 1919

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  • Name  Rebecca Ellen Pence  [1, 2, 3
    Born  10 Apr 1847  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • She may also have been called Roberta (per census listing). Rebecca Pence was listed incorrectly as Rebecca "Pena" at the Louisa County biographies online. It is NOT writtten thus in the actual book of 1911 biographies.
    Alt. Birth  1848  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Likely this alternative birth date was sloppy subtraction, based solely upon her age of 2 in the 1850 federal census.)
    Census  1850  District 56, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Rebecca Pence, age 2, female, born in Virginia
    Census  1860  Upshur County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Rebecca E. Pence, age 12, female, born in Virginia, attended school during census year
    Moved  1866  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    West Virginia 
    Census  1870  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Rebecca Meyer, age 21, female, white, occupation keeping house, born in Virginia
    Census  1880  Jackson Township, Edwards County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Rebbecca (sic) Moyers, white, female, age 34, wife, married, occupation keeping house, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Rebecca Moyers, age 35, female, married, occupation keeping house, born in Virginia, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Rebecca Moyers, 47, female, married, born in Virginia, Methodist Protestant
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Rebecca Moyer, wife, white, female, born in April 1847, age 53, married, married for 38 years, mother of 10 children, 7 of these children living, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Card #: 142, Rebbeca (sic) Moyers, Post Office: Wapello, RD No. 2
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Rebeca (sic) E. Moyers, wife, female, white, age 63, married (once), years of present marriage 41, mother of 10 children, 7 of those children living, birthplace Virginia, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation none, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Card Number: A852, female, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 60, Rebecca Moyers, age 68, Des Moines County, post office address: 720 Leevins Street, Burlington, Ward 7, extent of education in the common schools: 8, birth place: Virginia, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: Virginia, mother's birthplace: Virginia, signed by assessor: H. A. Anderson
    Died  30 Mar 1919  west of Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  2 Apr 1919  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 18, 19, 20
    Funeral Notice  3 Apr 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mrs. George Moyers, who died at her home west of Mediapolis, Sunday evening (March 30, 1919), was laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery, Wednesday afternoon.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [19
    • Name: Rebecca E. Moyers; Sex: F; Born: 1847; Died or Buried: 1917; Age: 70; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-62; Notes: born 10 April 1847; died 30 March 1917; wife of George W.
    Person ID  I237  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 

    Father  Jonathan S. Pence,   b. 28 Jun 1810, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1865, Alexandria, Alexandria (City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary "Polly" Tutwiler,   b. 1816, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Apr 1835  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Virginia Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Jonathan Pence; Bride's Name: Mary Tutwiler; Marriage Date: 30 April 1835; Marriage Place: Rockingham, Virginia; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86865-0; System Origin: Virginia-EASy; Source Film Number: 33497; Reference Number: P. 161; Collection: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
    Family ID  F175  Group Sheet

    Family  George Washington Earl Moyers,   b. 12 Apr 1849, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1926, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1869  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 23
    Officiant 
    • Squire Willcox officiated at the wedding of George and Rebecca.
    Residence  Abt 1880/1884  Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • George and Rebecca Moyers and their family lived in Kansas four years according to Pearl Moyers' 1915 Des Moines County, Iowa, biography. Gertie died in 1885 and was buried in Iowa. Cora was born in 1878 in Iowa, so the move to Kansas was apparently between 1878-1881.
    Residence  1888  rural Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Residence  10 Apr 1918  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Headstone Photograph 
    • George Washington Earl Moyers and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers' grave is located at Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: George W. Moyers, born April 13, 1849, died March 28, 1926; Rebecca E., His Wife, born April 10, 1847, died March 30, 1919"
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    Children 
     1. Samuel Lee Moyers,   b. 1 Mar 1871, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1872, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary Lucinda "Lu" Moyers,   b. 12 Feb 1873, Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1958, Harmony Nursing Home, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers,   b. 12 Dec 1875, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1964, Klein Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers,   b. 18 Jul 1876, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1918, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Cora Ellen Moyers,   b. 15 Apr 1878, farm near Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1948, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Burton James "Bert" Moyers,   b. 4 Feb 1883, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1961, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Gertie Edna Moyers,   b. 4 Feb 1883, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1885, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Edward Nelson "Ed" Moyers,   b. 6 Mar 1887, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1948, at home in Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. (Infant Son - 00238) Moyers,   b. 7 Sep 1888, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1888, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyer, Sr.,   b. 27 Sep 1889, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1974, Elk River Nursing Home, Elk River, Sherburne County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos

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    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George and Rebecca Moyers's biography was published in 1912 in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II.. Their photographs were also published in that book. The book was by Arthur Springer.

    (Though published in 1912, the photographs were definitely taken earlier, probably in the 1880s.)
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    This is a photograph (photo postcard style) I have inherited. My cousin, Virginia Golliher, has the same image and the people in the canoe are identified on hers. Her mother, Myrtle, and my mother, Leota, were both in the picture.

    The older woman on the left is Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers. The girl in front of her is Zella "Myrtle" Walker. George Washington Earl Moyers is rowing the canoe. On the right are Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she is holding the baby (my mother), Hattie "Leota" Walker. My mother was born in March 1912, so this photograph was taken in that summer. Myrtle was 7 or else 8, depending upon the date of the picture.
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    This is a second photograph of my great grandparents, George and Rebecca Moyers, as published in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II. This is provided as the other version shows part of the outside cover of the book, putting them in context. I estimate the photos were taken in the 1880s.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    Rebecca Moyers was born in Virginia in 1847. Her mother, Mary "Polly" (Tutwiler) Pence, died in 1848, so she never knew her. Her father, Jonathan S. Pence, who had remarried, died during the Civil War June 2, 1865, in Alexandria, Virginia. At that time Rebecca was 18. In 1866, Rebecca, along with a married sister, Mary V. (Pence) Deen, moved to Iowa. Her sister's family ended up in Cass County, in northwest Iowa. Rebecca ended up in southeast Iowa, where she married my great grandfather, George Washington Moyers on November 11, 1869. (Note: Her husband George and brother-in-law Martin were second cousins.)
    Walker Women and a Moyers - Three Generations
    Walker Women and a Moyers - Three Generations
    This photograph ports three generations of Walker family women and or three generations of Moyers women, depending upon once reference. Standing in the rear left is Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle"), the baby is her sister, Ruth Rebecca, next is their mother, Harriett (Hattie Mae (Moyers)), with her mother, Rebecca Moyers next to her (Rebecca (Pence)) and Harriett's daughter, Maude (Maude Mae) on the right. Seated is "Aunt Sallie," (Sarah Ann "Sally" (Houseman/Edgar) Walker), the step-mother-in-law of Harriett, the second wife of Charles Pearsey Walker. The little girl in the front was my mother, Leota (Hattie "Leota"), another daughter of Hattie Mae (Moyers) Walker.

    Ruth was born in 1915. This photograph was probably taken during the summer of 1916.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Funeral Notice of Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    The Funeral Notice of Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    Rebecca Moyers died March 30, 1919, in Des Moines County, Iowa. She was a native of Virginia, born April 10, 1847. She, a sister and a brother-in-law moved to Iowa from West Virginia in 1866. About three years later, in November 1869, she married George Washington Earl Moyers, a native of Sperry. They remained in southeast Iowa for a few years, then moved to Kansas, but by 1885 had returned to southeast Iowa, settling in Louisa County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S408] Dotson, Mary Lucinda "Lu" (Moyers) - Obituary, ((originally published in a southeast Iowa newspaper, probably the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about January 14, 1958; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 378-383 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      Ancestral file submitted by Joy Lynn Conwell, URL: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/individual_record.asp?recid=18746901&lds=0®ion=-1®ionfriendly=&frompage=99

    5. [S37] Moyers, George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 42A, page number: 143; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

    7. [S280] GenCircles Gedcom or Family File (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.gencircles.com/users/tutwiler/1/data/1780

    8. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Page Number: 172 344, District 56, Rockingham County, Virginia; enumerated on December 17, 1850

    9. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Page Number: 8, Sheet Number: 172, Upshur County, Virginia; Post Office: Buckhannon, Virginia; enumerated on June 4, 1860
      There was no district, township, etc. listed on this image.

    10. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois).

    11. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 40, Burlington, Ward 5, Des Moines County, Iowa; Sheet 401, Post Office: Burlington; enumerated on August 13, 1870

    12. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Jackson Township, Edwards County, Kansas; Page 6, Supervisor's District 21, Enumeration District 374, Sheet 258B; Enumerated on June 11, 1880

    13. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, page 359; Roll: IA1885_177

    14. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    15. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    16. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 14A, page number: 180; enumeration date: May 16, 1910

    17. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Post Office: 720 Leevins Street; Roll: IA1915_143

    18. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    19. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S8222] Moyers, Rebecca Ellen (Pence) - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, April 3, 1919; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S400] Pence, Richard Allen - Web Site (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/gensum1.htm

    22. [S98] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1692

    24. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S34] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1879) The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879) (Reliability: 4).

    26. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 352, 355 (Reliability: 3).
      From Samuel N. Moyers' biography: "This worthy couple have had four children: Marietta, died at the age of fourteen; George W., is a farmer of Louisa County, Iowa; Sarah, deceased wife of James Larkin of Franklin Township, Des Moines County; and Jacob N., now residing in Oskaloosa."

    27. [S36] Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) - (Wapello Republicah), (originally published probably in The Wapello Republican, April 11, 1918; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).