Amos Totten b 1818 in VA married Rebecca Wright I think in VA . She must of died, then Amos moved with his children to Missouri, I have reference of it being in Christian Co. He married a women by the name of Jane. They had 2 children that I know of; Frank S Totten b 1862, maybe in this county or it could be in Jasper Co., Frank sister was born also, Anna Totten. My husband is the gt grandson of Frank. Would be wonderful if someone here could help me with the line of Ancestors of this family, thankingyou in advance for your help.
. Amos TOTTEN, b. ca 1818 in VA. Amos and family were in Tazwell County, VA in 1850. By 1860, they were in Green Township, Lawrence Co. MO. His wife was then Jane. In 1870 he was in Labette Co. KS and his wife was Martha.
The history of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens has the following statement in its article on Elm Grove Township:
"The first party to locate in Elm Grove township was William Bowen, who took his claim on sections 3 and 10 early in the spring of 1867, the old settlers say, although no one whom I have met is able to fix the date of his settlement. Probably the next settlers in the township were R. P. and Amas Totten, who located on section 10, as it is thought, in the summer of 1867. "
Amos served in Captian Elliott's Co. A, Lawrence County Home Guard. One of his service cards lists him as Talten.
There was an Amos C. Totten listed in the Denver City Directory in 1886. He married (1) Rebecca WRIGHT, married 16 Jan 1839 in Tazewell Co., VA, b. ca 1823 in VA, (daughter of Gideon WRIGHT and Elenor WAGGONER) d. aft 1852. He married (2) Jane, married bef 1860, b. ca 1839 in MO.
Children by Rebecca WRIGHT:
2 i. Gideon Harvey TOTTEN, b. ca 1839 in VA. At. Mt. Vernon, MO he joined, as a sgt, Co. C 76th EMM on 12 Aug 1862. His service card has the statement "taken by the enemy August 23, 1862."
A Harvey Totten Joined the Cass Co. Home Guard at Ft. Leavemworth, KS in 1861 and mustered out at Harrisonville, MO. Also, a Harvey Totton served in Co. F 43rd MO Infantry. This Harvey applied for and received a pension so he survived the war. The Footnote database has his application date as 25 Jul 1820 which couldn't be true. It looks more like 1870 to me.
3 ii. Ellender Miranda TOTTEN, b. 1 Mar 1843 in VA, d. 19 Jan 1893 in Douglas Co., MO, buried Jan 1893 in Ellis Cem., Douglas Co., MO. She married Thomas P. ROBINSON, married 11 Dec 1860 in Lawrence Co., MO, b. 9 Apr 1833 in Russell Co VA, (son of Samuel Paul ROBINSON and Celia PRICE) d. 1922 in Douglas Co., MO, buried 1922 in Ellis Cem., Doulgas Co., MO. Thomas: Thomas is listed as Robinson in 1870 and as Robison in the 1880 census records.
4 iii. Rebecca Jane TOTTEN b. ca 1845.
5 iv. Rescey "Reese" F. TOTTEN b. 15 Sep 1848.
6 v. Fannie Recina TOTTEN, b. 13 Jun 1852 in Tazewell Co., VA, d. 24 Nov 1882 in Udall, Ozark Co., MO, buried Nov 1882 in Price-Mitchell Cem., Ozark Co., MO. She married Thomas MISHLER, married 17 Apr 1873 in Greene Co., MO, b. 1851 in Somerset Co., PA, d. 10 Jan 1910 in Ozark Co., MO, buried Jan 1910 in Lilly Ridge Cem., Ozark Co., MO.
7 vi. Nancy Eliza TOTTEN b. 15 May 1854.
8 vii. William TOTTEN, b. ca 1857 in Lawrence Co., MO.
9 viii. Milton TOTTEN, b. ca 1859 in Lawrence Co., MO.
Children by Jane:
10 ix. Frank S. TOTTEN b. SEP 1862.
11 x. Anna TOTTEN, b. ca 1867 in MO.
Maxine, I have tried to collect all Totten genealogy info that is accessable via the web, and I have this family line through Sylvia Mae Totten b. Jun 1891, Chrisitan Co, Mo, d. 28 Jun 1977, San Diego, Ca, wife of James William Marsh. Maybe, I got this from you. I am willing to help you - and myself, by further fleshing out this line. Contact me gatotten"at" hotmail.com (using the comercial symbol @ in place of "at").. Thanks.