Saturday, January 17, 2009


This is a picture of my Grandpa and Grandma Boney and their five oldest children. Grandpa, Jacob Andrew Boney, was born on August 9, 1853 in Lawrence, Township, Washington, County, Ohio. He was the son of John Boney and Julia Hipsley. Grandma was born on February 9, 1861 near Harriettsville, Noble County, Ohio. She was the daughter of William Pyles and Mary Elizabeth Scott.

The picture shows Uncle John born May 15, 1887 in Ritchie County, West Virginia beside grandmother who has her hand on grandpa’s shoulder. She is dressed in dark clothing. Aunt Mareeda has on light clothing. She is the oldest child and was born on 12 or 13, November 1880 also in Ritchie County, West Virginia. Uncle James Irvin, the oldest son, is next. He was born on September 21, 1884 also in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Aunt Mary Elizabeth is the young girl wearing the plaid dress. She was born on May 16, 1890 in Brookfield Township, Noble County, Ohio. Her little brother Stanton Edward, sitting on grandpa’s lap was born on September 27, 1897 in Noble County, Ohio when grandma was 36 years old. They did wear dresses on little boys back then. My dad, Vernon Boney, was born on May 16, 1901 in Noble County, Ohio. He and Stanton both had to obtain delayed birth certificates. I do not have a picture of my dad as a child.

This is the only picture I have of aunt Lizzie as she was called. She died on October 19, 1924. She married and only had one child, a son who only lived one day. She and her child are both buried in Bell’s Cemetery, Sharon Township, Noble County, Ohio. Grandma and Grandpa are buried there and Grandma’s brother, uncle Jeff, Thomas Jefferson Pyles is buried there as well.

Aunt Mareeda and uncle Benjamin Willey had eleven children and three died young. Eight of them lived to maturity and had children. Uncle Irving and aunt Lucinda Emmaline Linton, Emmie, had six children, four daughters and two sons. They all married and added more children. Uncle John and aunt Ina Cecil Mckee also had four daughters and two sons that repeated the process adding to the numbers.

Uncle Stanton moved to Texas and married Mary John Patterson. They had one daughter. She also married and has added to our Boney-Pyles descendants. Last my dad, Vernon, married Ida Ellen Mincks and they had two daughters and one son. That appears to total twenty-eight grandchildren for Jacob and Arminda.

Vernon and Ida had eleven grandchildren. Who has the number of grandchildren for Mareeda, Irvin, John and Stanton?

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