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Ira Austin EWELL

Male 1842 - 1917  (75 years)


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  • Name Ira Austin EWELL 
    Born 13 Jan 1842  Summerville, Texas, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Apr 1917  Crosby, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Apr 1917  Crosby, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I387  Maxcey Ewell Family
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2016 

    Father Joshua EWELL,   b. Abt 1808, , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1878  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Charlotte SUMMERS,   b. Abt 1820, , of Cass, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1838  , Cass, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: IGI Ext
      Gail Fines notes dated July 30,1996 states that Vernon Co. would stil have been a part of Cass Co. in 1838

      Joshua Ewell married Charlotte Summers June 30, 1838 in Van Buren Co (now Vernon Co) MO and they had the following children: Ephriam Summers, Ira Austin, and twins Henrietta & Henry Clay. Charlotte Ewell is deceased by the 1850 census. Joshua has the following children by previous marriage who are also with him in the 1850 Census: Olivia, Jane, Maria, and William.
      Nancy Thompson
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah E. SUMMERS,   b. 22 Feb 1852, of Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1927, Crosby, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1873  Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marr: IGI Extracted, FGS of Cordelia Ewell

      in 1900 Census it states that they had 7 and 7 Living children
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Franklin EWELL,   b. 11 Dec 1873, , Vernon, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Atta Pearl EWELL,   b. 8 Feb 1876, , Vernon, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Crosby, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Mary H. EWELL,   b. 26 Jul 1878, , Vernon, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Nacobdoches, Nacobdoches, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. James Clinton EWELL,   b. 6 May 1881, Clinton, Henry, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1943, Crosby, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Samuel Jackson EWELL,   b. 10 Aug 1884, Rising Star, Eastland, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1952, Crosby, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Minnie A. EWELL,   b. 17 Oct 1888, , Burleson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1900, Mt Belville, Chambers, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     7. Henry EWELL,   b. 8 Aug 1891, , Burleson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Sheldon, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: 8 years old in the 1850 Fed. Census, Bates Co, Missouri, ED 6 pg 57
      dwelling 257, 1860 census gave the "A" for middle intial
      age 36 in 1880 Osage, Vernon, MO, ED 212 pg 13 dwelling 170

      Learned of his middle name as Austin, from a phone call, 15 Feb 1999 to Ira A Ewell Jr,
      He is a great grandchild of Ira A Ewell son of Joshua Ewell. Found Ira by checking the phone directory for those who had same names as their ancestors.
      He gave Cordelia's phone no., who is a wife of the late Monroe Ewell, a son of James Clinton. and has done some research on the this Ewell family.

      Ira has pictures of his Great Grandfather's family!

      Death: Information from Ira A Ewell Jr
      Also FGS sent from Cordelia Ewell gives dates and places.
      At age 75, Ira died of a heart attack at home on Holy Road in Cosby, TX. Buried in White Cemetery

      Events taken from Ira's History sent by Cordelia Ewell

      Scotch-Irish
      Ira Austin Ewell was a young man when he carried the mail on horse back.
      At the age of nineteen, he joined the Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
      He served under the southern General Price, Missouri Infantry Division.
      He was a Corporal in Company E, 11 Regiment
      He returned to Missouri after the war and drove a frieght wagon pulled by oxen.
      After Ira and Sarah were married , they lived and worked in Missouri until 1882, when they moved to Rising Star, Texas, in a covered wagon with their four children.
      The Family farmed there in west Texas until 1884.
      Moved to Bell Co. Texas in 1885 and stayed for 3 years.
      Moved to Liberty Co. Texas in 1895 and lived there thirteen years.
      Moved to Harris Co. Texas, stayed there four years.
      Moved to Matagorda Co. Texas and lived there one year.
      Moved to Montgomery Co. Texas and stayed one year.
      In 1915, they moved to their home on Holy Road, Crosby, Texas.

      Picture of Ira Austin with his wife and children sent by Ira A Ewell Jr in 1999