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Benjamin Way14 MAR 1799 -- 29 MAR 1873avatar
Celia Caroline Nelson23 DEC 1802 -- 15 DEC 1871avatar
Isaiah Pickett
 
Isaiah Piggott
30 DEC 1791 -- 1 JUN 1859avatar
Phoebe McMasters25 JAN 1795 -- 25 DEC 1865avatar
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Shubal Jefferson Fowler2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Way2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Birth22 JUL 18362 3 7 10
 
Reside18502
Moved1858
 
from Chatham Co., North Carolina
Military1861
 
IL Army / Private / US Civil War
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IL Army / Private / US Civil War
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Occupation: Farmer; head of hosuehold with [his new wife] Anna S. Way, [his step children] & [their child together], Taylor Colfax Way3
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with [wife], Ann S. Way, and six children [4 of whom were children of his brother, James O Way]
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Death6 MAR 19008 9 10
 
near Council Grove
Grave7 MAR 1900
Aged: 63.6 years
Twin

Shubal was a full brother of his wife's first husband, James O'Kelly Way. He served with the Union Army, from 1 Oct 1861 with Co. E, 7th Illinois Cavalry, and from 2 Feb 1864 with Co. H., 14th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. He was given an honorable discharge. At the time of his military service, Shubal was 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 145 pounds, with a dark complexion, grey eys and black hair.

During the Civil War, Shubal was disabled by a gunshot wound he suffered in Mississippi on 16 Sep 1862. His left side had partial paralysis of his right arm. His files show several drawings of where the ball entered left side of his back at the shoulders and came out on the right side of his back at the shoulders, both places in muscles covering the scapula.

According to researcher, Ida Mae (Way) Vinson, Shubal was wounded during General Sherman's famous "March to the Sea." Because of the wound's severity, he was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to die.  One morning he became conscious, but when he opened his eyes, he saw what was to be his shroud hanging on the bed-post.   He recovered and joined the 14th Illinois Cavalry, serving to the end of the war.

In Shubal's account, he related, "On 18th day of September 1862 was badly Shot across Shoulders and Spine. had bad care of erysipelas in wound and this and the cases already named have given me a troublesome back - So much So that being a farmer I have not been able to do a dys ploughing in 10 years." In that account, he went to show how little he had been compensated: 1880 $2 per month 1883 $4 per month 1884 $6 per month Further, he had been given no increase since, and the letter was dated 11 Jan 1890.It helps to understand that a dollar went a lot further than in modern times, but it still was a pittance considering his very serious wounds. In 1880, there was a mark for Shubal in the column for "maimed, Crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled."

The following is a death notice from the "Council Grove Republican," Friday, 9 March 1900 W. J. Way [sic], of Four Mile, died Tuesday morning. Mr. Way has been ailing most all winter. He was an old settler of this county and was well and favorably known. His remains were interred in the Four Mile cemetery [sic] Wednesday morning. News story from "The Courier Guard," 9 March 1900 Death of S. J. Way After a lingering illness, S. J. Way of Four Mile died at his home last Tuesday morning. Early last fall he was taken with what seemed to be an attack of la grip. Complications set in and heart trouble developed which proved fatal. The deceased was of wide acquaintance, of sterling character, and true nobility. Few men stand for more effective good in a community than he did. He was one of the early settlers and one of the well known men throughout this and Lyon county. Funeral serviced were held from the home Wednesday. In common with many friends here we extend sympathies to the bereaved relatives.

He apparently belonged to the Civil War veterans organization, The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), in the Wadsworth Post #7 for a long time, even serving as Sergeant Major.
Anna Semira Pickett 1c

Anna Semira5 6 8 9 10 12 13 Pickett5 6 8 9 10 12 13

Birth24 NOV 18365 6 8 10 12 13
 
Reside18506
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MovedMAY 185810
 
from NC by wagon train with 3 siblings, parents and Moon & Quakenbush families
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with [husband] James O. Way, and [daughter] Cora B. Way
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Household of her new husband, Suibal Way [brother of her first husband]
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widowed, head of household, living with sons, John and Tunis Way.8
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as Emma D. [sic] Way, widowed, living with her son, Hubert F. Way. She had given birth to 7 children, 5 of whom were still living.
Death16 FEB 191610
 
Grave
Aged: 79.2 years
Anna Semira Pickett married two brothers: 1) James O'Kelly Way, and upon his death, 2) Shubal Jefferson Fowler Way. She had children by both of them.

Obituary for Annie S. Way from the "Daily Guard," 25 Feb 1916

Annie S. Way

"Annie Semira Pickett was born in Chatam [sic] county, North Carolina, Nov. 24, 1836. Here she grew to womanhood, and was married Nov. 11, 1857, to James O. Way. The following spring they, with her father, mother, two brothers and a sister migrated to Kansas, in a covered wagon, and settled in Emporia. To this union four children were born, Cora, Florence, Grant and Mollie, all of whom are living excepting Florence. She [Annie] was left a widow in 1866. Two years later she was married to Shubal J. Way. Three children were born to this union, Taylor, John and Tunis. John preceded his mother to the better land just seven years [ago], he passing away Feb. 15, 1909, and she departing this life Feb 15, 1916.

"In 1875 they left Emporia and came to Morris county, settling on Four Mile, where she as since made her home. In 1900 she was again left a widow, and has since made her home with her son Tunis. At the time of her death she was 79 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss, one brother, three sons, two daughters and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held from the home in charge of Rev. J.A. Davies, and the remains were laid to rest in Four Mile Cemetery."
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Taylor Colfax 

24 JUL 18693 APR 1935  KS, Lyon Co, Emporia Mattie Olive Thompson 
2

John Pickett 

26 OCT 187115 FEB 1909  KS, Lyon Co, Emporia  
3+

Hubert Tunis "Tune" 

10 FEB 18776 DEC 1971  KS, Morris Co, Council Grove Icy May Wylie, Elise Mabel Layton 
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Sources
  1. Findagrave Shubal Jefferson Fowler Way
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1850
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  5. FamilySearch United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  6. FamilySearch United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933
  7. Other: Hubert Tunis Way, courtesy of Leona Doby to Violet Page World, Transcript from Hubert Tunis Way's Bible, letter sent in about 1979;
  8. Other: Obituary for Annie S. Way, "Daily Guard," 25 Feb 1916, Council Grove Pubilc Library, Council Grove, Kansas;
  9. Other: News story, "Death of S. J. Way," Courier Guard, 9 March 1900;
  10. Other: Military Pension File, WC-519-111, for Shubal J. F. Way, National Archives; Many documents including descriptions of military service & injuries, as well as family data & correspondence;
  11. Website: Kansas Trails, Morris County, Kansas List of Pensioners, January 1, 1883;
  12. Marriage Sources:
    Other: Marriage Certificate for Shubel J. Way and Annie S. Way; copy in his Civil War pension file, National Archives;
  1. Findagrave Anna Semira Pickett Way
  2. FamilySearch Isaiah Pickett, 1850 U.S. Census
  3. FamilySearch James O Way Census • Kansas State Census, 1865
  4. FamilySearch Mollie J Fortener Death • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  8. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  9. FamilySearch United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933
  10. Book: Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860 Who Were Born in TN, VA, NC and SC;
  11. Census: KS, Lyon Co, Pike Township. State of Kansas, 1865 Kansas State Census for Pike Township, Lyon County;
  12. Other: Hubert Tunis Way, courtesy of Leona Doby to Violet Page World, Transcript from Hubert Tunis Way's Bible, letter sent in about 1979;
  13. Other: Obituary for Annie S. Way, "Daily Guard," 25 Feb 1916, Council Grove Pubilc Library, Council Grove, Kansas;
  14. Marriage Sources:
    Other: Marriage Certificate for Shubel J. Way and Annie S. Way; copy in his Civil War pension file, National Archives;
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