William H. Endly

William H. Endly was the second child born to Jacob and Mary Rabe.  William was born 12 Mar 1812 near Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio.  He married first, Sarah Ann Brooks, 19 May 1835 in Columbiana, Guernsey County, Ohio and they had one daughter, Harriet E. Endly. Harriet married William A. Lawrence. (More on her family later.) Second, William married Magdalena Nyce – 09 Mar 1841 in Guernsey County.
Date of Article: Friday, August 09, 1844
DIED– On Monday Evening the 29th, ultimo, Mrs. MAGDALENE ENDLEY, consort of William H. Endley, aged, 22 years.
There were apparently no children from this marriage.

Third,  William married my 2x great grandmother, Catherine Pedan (also sometimes shown as Pedon, Paden, Payden, and who knows what other spellings). This is from the Probate and Juvenile Court of Columbus, Ohio. The record of marriage of William H. Endly and Catherine Pedan on November 2, 1848. A certified copy may be had for 50 cents. (I’d bet that it would cost way more than 50 cents now!)

Catherine and William had one son, William James Endly.

William H. Endly died near Lanesfield, Kansas, of typhoid fever in the 52st year of his age. He was born and raised in Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio. He faithfully and acceptably discharged the duties of Auditor of his native country for six years.
Six years ago [he] left that place and sought a new home in the far west, where, after the toils, privations, sorrows and successes of the frontier life, [he] died on the 29th of November, in the Communion of the Presbyterian Church (Old School) of which he had been a member for some years past.
–Copied from the Cambridge Jeffersonian by Audra E. Frew in the 1950s–


Know all me by these presents that I, Wm. H. Endley, of the County of Johnson in the State of Kansas, farmer, being of sound, disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

I give and devise to my son Wm. James Endly all my homestead farm situate in the Township of McCamish, Johnson County, State of Kansas, whereon I now live being the South West Quarter of Section 5, Township 15, Range 22 Containing 160 acres more or less to have and to hold the same to him the said, Wm J. Endly and his heirs and assigns forever.

I am induced to give the entire homestead as above described to my son, Wm. J. Endley, as an act of Justice from the following facts.

To my daughter, Harriet E. Endly (now Lawrence) I have heretofore given 160 acres of land in the state of Iowa and in the future may be comparable (LOOKS LIKE COIGAUE pwc) in value with my present home, and earnestly desiring that no distinction may be between my two children, decree as set forth above and trust that a harmony of feeling may exist between them and that neither may imply any impartiality of feeling in their father.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this my last will and testament in presence of the witnesses named below this 23rd day of January 1862–
Wm H. Endly

Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by said Wm. H. Endley as and for his last Will & Testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
C. S. Dille
Alfred Dille
Margaret H. Dille
Proved and Record this 23rd day of Feby 1865 L. F. Blodger and Robert Snyder
Died – Near Lanesfield, Kansas, on the 29th , of typhoid fever, WILLIAM H. ENDLY, in the 51st year of his age.
Born and reared in Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio, the deceased settled in the vicinity of his native village, amidst the scenes and companions of his youth, where he grew in substance and in the esteem of his fellow citizens. He was generally known throughout the county, for which he faithfully and acceptably discharged the duties of Auditor for six years. About six years ago, he bade farewell to the region and to friends associated with the lithesome days of childhood, as well as the more grave and active responsibilities of riper years, to find a home in the far West; where after a few years amidst the toils, privations, perplexities, sorrows and successes incidental to frontier life, he died in the communion of the Presbyterian Church, (Old School,) of which he was a respected member for some years past.
“Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him, but weep sore for him that goeth away, for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.” S.W.
Presbyterian Banner, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1863

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