Descendants of William and Nancy Jane (Bealer) Paul

Generation No. 1

        1.  William3 Paul  (Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born August 10, 1841 in Madison Twp., Scioto Co., Ohio, and died November 11, 1916 near Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas, son of Perris Augustus Paul and Elisabeth Monroe.  William came to Anderson County with his parents and siblings in 1858 trailing a team of oxen. Perris and Betsy settled in the northeastern section of the county and remained there except for a brief exodus in 1860 when about half of Anderson County's population left during a severe drought. The ground was so parched and split that stumbling in the cracks was a game for the children if not a hazard for everyone else. In addition to the weather, trouble was brewing between the States and Kansas was as in-the-middle as it could get. Following the drought was the Civil War. William, a young man at the time, enlisted in the Union Army. He served as a private in Co. A, 2nd Kansas Cavalry. In later life, William was a member of the G.A.R.

William married Nancy Jane Bealer January 1, 1867 in Anderson Co., Kansas, daughter of pioneers William Bealer and Matilda Bartlett.  She was born March 16, 1845 in Lee Co., Iowa , and died suddenly February 13, 1922 at her home on 2nd Street in Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas. William and Nancy are buried in the Canton or Judy Cemetery northeast of Garnett.

Children of William Paul and Nancy Bealer are:

+      2                 i.    Rosanna B.4 Paul, b. Nov. 22, 1867 in Kansas ; d. after 1930.

+      3                ii.    Matilda Elizabeth Paul, b. Apr. 30, 1872 in Kansas ; d. Dec. 3, 1943.

Generation No. 2

        2.  Rosanna B.4 Paul (William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born November 22, 1867 in Kansas , and died after 1930, daughter of William Paul and Nancy Jane Bealer.  She married Everett Ambrose Post December 25, 1886 in Anderson Co., Kansas, son of John Post and Maria Porter.  He was born June 1863 in Pennsylvania , and died after 1930. Everett and Rosa farmed in Anderson County at least till 1900. In 1910, they were inIngalls Township of Gray Co., Kansas, where Everett ran a livery stable in partnership with his son Carl. The next younger son, Burton (called Burr or Berr) was working for wages. Everett was in Oklahoma when his father died in 1914. By 1920, divorced Rosa had returned to Anderson County where she was living with her mother in Garnett. Rosa eventually bought a home at 206 East 2nd Street in Garnett where she was living in 1930 and employed as a nurse. In the same year, Ambrose was boarding in Renton, King Co., Washington, and working as a millright in a lumber mill.

Children of Rosanna Paul and Everett Post are:

+     4                 i.    Carl Alton5 Post, b. Jan. 22, 1888 in Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas; d. Nov. 16, 1939 in Rosebud Co., Montana.

+      5                ii.    Burton Everett Post, b. Dec. 1893 in Kansas .  He married Lula; b. about 1895 - 1896.

+      6               iii.    Paul Post, b. 1909 in Kansas .

        3.  Matilda Elizabeth4 Paul (William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) Tillie was born April 30, 1872 in Anderson Co., Kansas , and died December 3, 1943 near Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas, daughter of William Paul and Nancy Jane Bealer.  She was married January 1, 1896, in Garnett to Benjamin Warton Thomas.  He was born May 14, 1873 in Kansas and died September 17, 1959 in Garnett, son of Seth Harrison Thomas and Mary C. McLaughlin . Ben, who was slender and had gray eyes and dark brown hair, was a cabinet maker and farmer. For the first five years of their marriage, Ben and Tillie lived near Bush City, southwest of Garnett, where Tillie was active in Lincoln Chapel. In 1909, they moved to Garnett and purchased a home at 315 Third Street where they remained untill 1933 when they moved to Tillie's parents homestead at Bealer. Tillie's funeral was held at the Methodist Church on Monday, December 6, 1933. Ben and Matilda are buried in Garnett City Cemetery.

Children of Matilda Paul and Benjamin Thomas are:

+      7                 i.    Alta M.5 Thomas, b. June 1, 1898 in Kansas; d. Dec. 1975; m. Lee Huffman .

+      8                ii.    Paul Thomas, b. Dec. 17, 1902 in Kansas; d. Oct . 1980 .

+      9               iii.    Wilma Joy Thomas, b. Apr. 4, 1914 in Kansas ; d. Mar. 23, 1984 in Harris Co., Texas; m. Marion Raymond Wilkinson.

Generation No. 3

        4.  Carl Alton5 Post (Rosanna B.4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born January 22, 1888 in Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas , and died November 16, 1939 in Rosebud Co., Montana, son of Everett Ambrose Post and Rosanna B. Paul. Carl was of medium build and height and had blue eyes and brown hair. He served as a private in the marine corps during World War I and later farmed his own homsetead near Sarpy, Montana. By 1920 he was working as a hired hand on the Davidson Ranch in Rosebud County. He was buried November 21, 1939, in Custer National Cemetery at the Crow Agency in Big Horn Co., Montana.

        5.  Burton Everett "Berr"5 Post (Rosanna B.4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born December 20, 1892 in Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas, son of Everett Ambrose Post and Rosanna B. Paul. In 1917, Berr was living in Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, where he was employed as a metal worker. In 1920, he was an unemployed tractor mechanic living in Kansas City, Missouri, with his cousin Charles E. Furman. In 1929/30, he married Lula Gregory who came to the marriage with two daughters from a previous marriage. They were 12-year-old Elenor Gregory, and 6-year-old Betty L. Gregory. At the time, Burr owned 4460 Adams Street in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a veteran of the World War and was working as an airplane mechanic. His wife, Lula, was born about 1895 in Kansas. In 1939, when his brother Carl died in Montana, Burr was still in Kansas City at the Adams Street address.

        6.  Paul5 Post (Rosanna B.4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born about 1909 in Kansas, son of Everett Ambrose Post and Rosanna B. Paul.

        7.  Alta M.5 Thomas (Matilda Elizabeth4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born June 1, 1898 in Anderson Co., Kansas, and died in April 1976, daughter of Benjamin Warton Thomas and Matilda Elizabeth Paul. She married Lee Elsworth Huffman, a veteran of World War I, who was born April 16, 1898 and died April 27, 1976, son of Charles Henry Huffman and Lillian Sabina Knauss. Lee had his studies at South Western College in Winfield, Kansas, interrupted by his service. He was a resident of Nickerson, Kansas, at the time. Alta and Lee lived in Macksville, Stafford Co., Kansas, in 1930. In 1943, at the time of her mother's death, Alta was living in Kiowa, Kansas. Lee and Alta were public school teachers and later residents of Ottawa, Franklin Co., Kansas.

        8.  Paul5 Thomas (Matilda Elizabeth4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born December 17, 1902 in Anderson Co., Kansas, and died in October, 1980, a resident of Macksville, Stafford Co., Kansas, son of Benjamin Warton Thomas and Matilda Elizabeth Paul. Paul was married and divorced prior to 1930 at which time he was living with his sister Alta and her husband in Macksville. He had moved from Garnett, Kansas, in Macksville in 1928 and purchased the Imperial Cafe from William Wren. It was a big step up from the dishwasher beginnings of his career. A year later he changed the name to Pinkie's Silver Dollar Cafe - his own nickname. He married Violet ______ and together they made the cafe an area landmark - the Biggest Little Restaurant in Kansas. Although the food was some of the best around, and always good, they were better known for the toy train and miniture landscaping that ran around the interior of the cafe just above the diners' heads. Paul would put up a new display just before each Thanksgiving and keep it up until after each following Easter. In addition to the cafe, Paul dabbled in local politics, even running for City Council in 1952. He was successful in 1955 and welcomed into the fold of city fathers by a newly elected mayor.

        9.  Wilma Joy5 Thomas (Matilda Elizabeth4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) was born April 4, 1914 in Kansas , and died March 23, 1984 in Harris Co., Texas.  She married Marion Raymond Wilkinson.  He was born December 13, 1911, and died April 18, 1997 in Harris Co., Texas. Marion belonged to Delphian Lodge No 44 in Garnett, Kansas, till his death and lacked just one year of getting his 50 year pin. He was a son of John Wilkinson who lived in the Colony, Anderson Co., Kansas, area many years ago.

Child of Wilma Thomas and Marion Wilkinson is:

        10               i.    Mary Ann6 Wilkinson, presumed living; m. [div] Barney Lee Stringer.

Generation No. 4

        10.  Mary Ann6 Wilkinson (Wilma Joy5 Thomas, Matilda Elizabeth4 Paul, William3, Perris Augustus2, Peter1) is presumed living, daughter of Marion Raymond Thomas and Wilma Joy Thomas. She married, and later divorced, Barney Lee Stringer.

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