Wayland - pafg31 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Immigrant to Virginia prior to1720, Thomas Wieland and related lines

Herman Russell WAYLAND [Parents] 1 was born on 18 Dec 1897. He died on 4 Jan 1966. Herman married Mamie Sormes DUNN on 20 Nov 1920.

Mamie Sormes DUNN was born on 12 Sep 1897. She died in Aug 1984 in Shawnee, , OK. Mamie married Herman Russell WAYLAND on 20 Nov 1920.

Dates are from SSDI.

I wonder if the following could be her father, found at:


"JOHN M. DUNN, a worthy representative of an old and respected family of Chariton county, and a Gentleman of exemplary character and strict integrity, was born in Salisbury township, November 18, 1864. Robert Dunn, the grandfather, was born in Halifax county, Va., April 6, 1803. In 1828 he settled in Kentucky and there met and married Miss Jane Hart, also of Virginia. In '31 they emigrated to Howard county, Mo., and seven years later to Chariton county, where they resided until their death. To them were born 8 children, John D., Father of our subject, being the eldest. He was born in Lincoln Co. Kentucky, in '31. September 13, 1853 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha J., daughter of Alton and Mary A. (Wasson) Freeman, of this county, but formerly of Kentucky. They were the parents of three children, namely, James E.; Mary E., now Mrs. F. P. Twyman, and John M., our subject. The death of the father occurred August 2, 1885. Mrs. Dunn now resides in Salisbury, and is a lady of culture and refinement, with a large circle of acquaintances. Reared upon the farm, the boyhood days of our subject were not unlike those of the farmer lad. Completing the course of the common schools, in 1883-4 he attended the State Normal at Kirksville, Mo. Returning home he taught four terms of school, giving excellent satisfaction. In 1888, he located in Salisbury and for two years engaged in the grocery business, meeting with a reasonable degree of success. At present he is engaged in the insurance business and holds the position of city collector. On March 28, 1895, he was united in marriage with Miss Eva G. Morehead, one of Salisbury's most intellectual and accomplished ladies and a daughter of Mrs. Amanda Morehead, well and favorably known in this city. Socially, Mr. Dunn is an enthusiastic member of the Knights of Pythias order. Politically he affiliates with the democratic party. Religiously he and his wife are consisted members and active workers of the Methodist church."

Since they were married 1895, would be right for her parents as she was b. 1897. But, this is just guesswork, which has not been confirmed.

They had the following children:

  M i Living
  F ii Living

John Fountain WAYLAND [Parents] 1 was born on 16 Oct 1904. He died in Dec 1982 in Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri. John married Living on 20 Oct 1934.

Middle name Fountain is after his paternal grandfather, of course. I have a nice photo of John and his daughter and granddaughter and his two sisters. I got his date of death from the SSDI records.


They had the following children:

  F i Living

Columbus Marion SWEARINGEN [Parents] was born on 30 Apr 1830 in , Boone Co., Missouri. He died on 17 May 1902 in , Boone Co., Missouri. Columbus married Sarah WIGHAM on 18 Dec 1851.

This may be another son of this man:

Married on the 7th day of Feb., 1877, at the residence of the bride's
father, by Eld. R. H. HUDSON, Mr. John B. SWEARINGEN and Miss Luvina A. PITCHER, both of Howard County, Mo.

I wonder if this could be a dtr. of this man (biography):


was born in Howard county, Missouri, in 1845. His father, a native of Boone
county, Missouri, was born in 1817, and married Miss Mary Ann YOUNG, of
Howard county. D. R. SHORT, the eldest of a family of three children,
remained with his father until the death of the latter, after which he made
his home with his mother until twenty-one years old. In 1874 Mr. S. was
married to Miss Mary E. SWEARINGIN of Boone county, and a daughter of C. M.
SWEARINGIN. To them were born three children, Ethel, Josia, and Sallie
Marie. In 1881, upon leaving Boone county, Mr. SHORT came to Howard county,
which has since been his home. Here he devotes his attention to the raising
of stock. Politically he is a democrat.

Sarah WIGHAM was born on 16 Sep 1832 in , , Missouri. She died in Apr 1890. Sarah married Columbus Marion SWEARINGEN on 18 Dec 1851.

They had the following children:

  M i James Armistead SWEARINGEN

Living [Parents]

Estie ROWLAND was born on 26 Jun 1898. She died in May 1981 in Hallsville, Boone Co., Missouri. Estie married Living.

Dates are from SSDI.

They had the following children:

  F i Living
  M ii Living

Willis Seaberry MORGAN was born on 6 Mar 1834 in , , Kentucky. He married Sarah WAYLAND.

NOTE: Addendum to my book... information furnished by Harley Wayland.

Sarah WAYLAND [Parents] 1 was born on 19 Jun 1842. She died in 1913. Sarah married Willis Seaberry MORGAN.

Birth and death dates furnished by Harley Wayland.

They had the following children:

  F i Lucy Jane MORGAN

James Obediah SWEARINGEN [Parents] was born on 6 Sep 1840 in , Howard Co., Missouri. He died on 29 Feb 1908. James married Frances E. "Nancy" WAYLAND on 27 Apr 1861 in , Howard Co., Missouri.

NOTE: B, p.47. Seven of his children are listed in the 1880 Howard County Missouri Census, p. 2 of Richmond Township as living with him and Frances.


farmer and stock raiser. Mr. Swearingen is another of the many honest and worthy citizens of Howard county, who are the sons of the early settlers, and were born and raised in the county, and, true to the noblest instinct of man -love of country - have always made this their home. Mr. S. was one of a family of seven children born to Joseph and Nancy Short Swearingen, who came to this county from Kentucky among the early pioneers. James O. was born in this county on the 6th of September, 1840, and was reared on a farm, which occupation he has followed from youth. He acquired a good ordinary education in the common schools of the times, and on reaching manhood engaged in farming on his own account. When General Price, "full high advanced" the blood and tear-bathed standard of the south upon the plains and heights of old Missouri in 1864, he became a plighted soldier to the southern banner, and followed it to its Calvary, and until the door of its sepulchre was sealed forever. On the 14th of March, 1861, Mr. S. was married to Miss Nancy E. Wayland, of this county. They have a family of eight children : Elimelech, Obed C., Joseph W., Mary B., Mattie J., James K., Dollie A. and Addie S. Mr. S. is a member of the A.O.U.W."

But "Nancy" may be correct nickname as this next one says the same:

[From "The Howard County Advertiser" dated 5 Mar 1908--(top of this article was turned under when it was filmed, but it is the obit of James O. Swearingen. This is all that I could get.) in Howard county on September 6, 1840, and died in Fayette, Missouri February 29, 1908.

Funeral services were conducted from his residence on Watts Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. T. H. Swearingen officiating, after which his remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery, surrounded by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Mr. Swearingen had been in poor health for several years, and little less than a year ago submitted to an operation, after which he rallied and thought for a while he would get strong again. But he soon took to his bed and continued to grow weaker until death relieved him of his suffering.

Deceased was born in this county and lived here all his life. His parents, Joseph and Nancy Short Swearingen, came to this county from Kentucky in early pioneer days. Mr. Swearingen was a soldier in Price's army during the great "Unpleasantness in this country."

March 14, 1861 Jas. O. Swearingen was married to Miss Nancy C. Wayland, of this county, to which union were born eight children--four girls and four boys--all surviving their father except one son. Joe and Obe, two sons, the former now a resident of New Mexico, the other of Illinois, were here to attend the last days of their father's illness. His daughters, with their husbands, were also here to pay the last honors and respect to the father. They were, B. M. Rowland and wife, of Hannibal; L. A. Wheeler and wife, of Hannibal; Joseph Rooker and wife, of Jefferson City; Ed Dougherty and wife of Glasgow.

The Advertiser extends sincere sympathy to these good friends now bowed down in sorrow.

Frances E. "Nancy" WAYLAND [Parents] was born on 29 Oct 1843 in , Howard Co., Missouri. She died on 7 Nov 1930 in Fayette, , Missouri and was buried in Fayette, , Missouri. Frances married James Obediah SWEARINGEN on 27 Apr 1861 in , Howard Co., Missouri.

NOTE: B, p.46,47.

Family found in 1880 Howard Co. Missouri Census on p. 2 of Richmond
Township listing 7 children.

Here is her obituary:


Frances Wayland Swearingen was born in Howard County, Oct. 29, 1843 the eldest of nine children, and died Friday morning, Nov. 7, 1930, aged 87 years and nine days.

March 14,1861 she was married to Mr. James Swearingen and to them were born eight children, four boy and four girls, of whom six - three boys and three daughters, survive the mother. Mr. Swearingen died in 1908.

Mrs. Swearingen was baptized as a baby and when a young girl joined the Methodist church. Her pledge of devotion to her Lord at the church alter has never been rescinded, but steadfastly and loyally to the end, her faith was bright and clear. Her long life of fidelity is an abiding example of Christian perseverance and love which all may well follow. She was the product of a Christian home. Her mother and father were God fearing people, and she early learned the things that are good and noble and true.

She reared a large family and did her task well. Without murmuring she sacrificed for them as they were growing up and then lived to see them honored and respected, and good citizens of their respective communities. For the last seven years she has made her home with her son in law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Ed A. Dougherty, and those of us who have known her well can recall easily some of the outstanding characteristics of her life. She loved flowers. A simple trait, yet it revealed the purity of her heart. She liked to have flowers in all their fragrance and beauty near her. And now she herself is a flower in the eternal garden of God. The was always busy, industrious, ,thrifty. Even to the day she took her bed, she was working at something with her hands and had planned other things yet. And now God will give her greater work to do. For she has been faithful over a few things here, and He has put her to rule over many and greater thins over there. She has been like the woman described in the 31st chapter of Proverbs, her hands were never idle, she looked after the welfare of her children and took an interest in their lives even unto the end of her life.

Mrs. Swearingen is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Rowland of Hannibal; Mrs. Mattie Rucker of Fayette; and Mrs. EA.. Dougherty of Glasgow. By three sons, Mr. Lem Swearingen of Dodge City, Kansas; Mr. Obed Swearingen of Maquen, Ill; and Mr. Joseph Swearingen of Cimmaron, New Mexico. By three brothers, Fountain Wayland of Illinois, Albert Wayland of Texas and Joel Wayland of Fayette. By three sisters, Mrs. Will Hunter and Miss Cora Wayland, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Isabel Hare of Brookfield, Mo. There remain ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. And Mrs. E. A. Dougherty at 1 P.M. Sunday by the Rev. C.C. Gray, pastor of the Glasgow Methodist Church. Interment was in the cemetery at Fayette."

E.A. Dougherty married her dtr.

They had the following children:

  M i Elemeleck "Lem" SWEARINGEN
  M ii Obediah C. SWEARINGEN was born on 18 Jul 1864.

He was in Maquen, IL when mother died in 1930.
  M iii Joseph William SWEARINGEN was born on 7 Nov 1866.

He was in Cimmaron, New Mexico when mother died in 1930.
  F iv Mary Belle SWEARINGEN
  F v Martha Jane "Mattie" SWEARINGEN
  M vi James Keyser SWEARINGEN was born on 17 Nov 1875. He died on 15 Dec 1902.

In another place, his dob is 1873.
  F vii Dollie Ann SWEARINGEN was born on 30 Mar 1877. She died on 23 Sep 1915.
  F viii Adeline "Addie" Snell SWEARINGEN

CORNELIUS was born about 1845. He married Mary E. WAYLAND.

There is no indication that this is him, but possibility:

Cornelius, John George** -- Pvt., Poindexter's MO Cav. George was captured
in Linn Co. 1 Aug 1862 & died of disease while a POW at Gratiot Street
Prison on 10 Nov 1862. He is buried in the National Cem., Jefferson
Barracks, St. Louis, MO, Lot #4870. Ref: CSR, MPOW

Mary E. WAYLAND [Parents] was born in 1845. She died before 1930. Mary married CORNELIUS.

NOTE: B, p.47,89. Not mentioned in sister Frances' obit in 1930.

I have a copy of a letter written in 1932 by Lula Cornelius Headbrink of Moberly, MO to R.C. Wayland (Romulus?) of Yates, MO. She says that she is the daughter of Mollie Wayland Cornelius, who was the dtr. of James S. Wayland and Eliza Arnold Wayland. I have no evidence that this is the same one as this "Mary", but "Mollie" seems to be the most likely nickname for this one, of all the siblings, and I have placed her here.

There is this possible match:

"I found the marriage I was asking about, Adolphus Cornelius and Mattie May Wayland 1 Nov 1866 marriage book 4 page 79. I believe
he is the son of John and Jane Means Cornelius and bro to my Robert A. Cornelius. Adolphus was with Pointdexter Reg't, Civil war, captured in
Howard County, 28 Sept 1862 sent to Gratiot Nov 1862 then to Alton
Military Prison 6 Jan 1863 remarks (Guerilla warfare and violation of
oath) sent back to St. Louis 16 March 1863, 30 June 1863 Military Court sentence was six months in Alton Prison order no. 60 and arrived back there(Alton) on 24 July 1863. He was released 8 Jan 1864."
Janice Toms (received 3/99)

They had the following children:


Fountain W. WAYLAND [Parents] was born in 1847/1848 in , , Missouri. He died after 1930. Fountain married Sarah STREET on 22 Sep 1867 in , Howard Co., Missouri.

NOTE: B, p.46,47

Fountain is found in the 1880 census Soundex, Vol. 5, ED 20, Sheet 45, Line 18, Boone Co., Perchetown, and this is where I get the family from, courtesy of Vicki Maddox.

He is found in his parents' family on the 1850 census, age 3 at:


In his sister Frances' obit (see her notes) in 1930 he is in Illinois.

Sarah STREET was born about 1850. She married Fountain W. WAYLAND on 22 Sep 1867 in , Howard Co., Missouri.

NOTE: B, p.47,89; see also addendum to B

They had the following children:

  M i Robert WAYLAND was born in 1871 in , , Missouri.

There is a marriage on p.227 of Vol. 6 of the Randolph County, Missouri (County next door to Howard where his father was living for awhile) Marriage Index of a R.C. Wayland marrying a "Beulah O'Neal", 8 Feb. 1899. Don't know if it could be this one.
  F ii Florence WAYLAND was born in 1873 in , , Missouri.

There is a Florence Wayland who on 26 Aug 1893 in Johnson, TX marries W.S. Capp, according to LDS records.
  M iii James R. WAYLAND was born in 1876 in , , Missouri.
  F iv Annie B. WAYLAND was born in 1879 in , , Missouri.

Joel M. WAYLAND [Parents] was born in 1849. He died in 1939 and was buried in Walnut Ridge Cem, Fayette, Missouri. Joel married Mamie I..

NOTE: B, p.46,47.

In his sister Frances' 1930 obit, he is in Fayette, MO.

Mamie I. was born in 1862. She died in 1920. Mamie married Joel M. WAYLAND.

NOTE: B, p.47

Howard Co., Missouri Cemetary Records, Vol. 3, Ellsberry, says that Joel
and Mamie are buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetary. Their dates are from stones.

Albert WAYLAND [Parents] was born about 1852. He died after 1930. Albert married Eliza.

NOTE: B, p.47,48. Albert is found in the 1880 census, Vol 7, ED 169,
Sheet 16, Line 34, as "A.D. Wayland, age 26, b. MO.", with a notation,
"can't read or write...wife can". Wife is Eliza, age 20 and one child
is listed, Isabel, born Oct., age 10 months.

Eliza was born in 1860. She married Albert WAYLAND.

NOTE: See addendum to B
I wonder if she could be the Elizabeth Grigsby who marries an Albert Wayland Smith. The Smith is dropped in the obit shown under Henry A. Grigsby. Dates pretty well match. It was not unusual for those with the common name of Smith to drop it for another name like Wayland. Then again, it could be this Albert, born a Wayland.

They had the following children:

  F i Isabel WAYLAND was born in Oct 1879 in , , Missouri.

NOTE: See addendum to B

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