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(Bef 1755-Bet 1820/1830)
Benjamin WICKHAM
Jerusha "Rusha" (---)
(Abt 1790-Aft 1856)
Philinda "Melia" WICKHAM
(Abt 1823-1888)


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1. Michael FAYER

Philinda "Melia" WICKHAM 2

  • Born: Abt 1823, OH 3
  • Marriage (1): Michael FAYER on 2 Nov 1856 in Poweshiek Co, IA 1
  • Died: 30 Apr 1888, Mahaska Co, IA about age 65 4

bullet  General Notes:

BENJAMIN WICKHAM'S ESTATE: "Philinda Wickham" signed her "mark" Aug., 9, 1851 as she received $25 from the estate of her father. No husband was listed.

1856 IA CENSUS., Poweshiek Co, Jefferson Twp: "Lorana R. E. Wickham", 43, widowed, b. PA, in IA 0 yrs; Philinda Wickham, 30 (or 36?), b. OH, in IA 0 yrs, 40 acres of improved land, 120 acres unimproved land, 20 acres in corn, 55 bushels corn harvested, 1/4 acre in potatoes, 25 bushels potatoes harvested, 50 lb. butter manufactured; Silas M. Wickham, 20, b. OH, in IA 2 yrs.
(Listed on same census page were Lorana's & Philinda's brothers, Alpheus and Elias Wickham.)

1860 IA CENSUS, Iowa Co, Honey Creek Twp: Michael "Faher", 44, blacksmith, $300 real estate, $200 personal property, b. Ireland; wife Philinda, 31, b. OH, cannot read or write; son John, 1, b. IA.

1870 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Jefferson Twp: Michael Fayer, 45, farmer, $800 real estate, $600 personal property, b. Ireland, parents of foreign birth, unable to write, right to vote denied; Malinda, 32, keeping house, b. OH, unable to write; John, 10, b. IA; Edward, 8, b. IA; "Chancy", 5, b. IA; Mary, 4, b. IA.
(Listed on the same census page was Isaac Wickham.)

1880 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Union Twp: Michael Fayer, 62, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland, retired blacksmith; wife Philinda, 57, b. OH, parents b. OH; son John, 20, farm laborer: son Edward, 18; son Michael, 15; dau. Mary, 12. All children were b. IA, father b. Ireland, mother b. OH.

1885 IA STATE CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Union Twp: Michael Fayer, township 78, range 15, section 3(?), SESE, 65, farmer, b. Ireland; wife "Belinda", 66, b. OH; son John, 23, b. IA; son Ned, 21, b. IA, son Michael, 18, b. IA.


Philinda married Michael FAYER, son of William FAYER and Nellie KELLEY, on 2 Nov 1856 in Poweshiek Co, IA.1 (Michael FAYER was born about 1814 in Ireland,5 died on 5 Aug 1900 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, IA 4 and was buried in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, IA 6.)



1 Poweshiek Co, IA Marriage Records - Book A.

2 Will of Benjamin Wickham.

3 1880 IA Census.

4 One World Tree.

5 1870 IA Census.

6 Info from Judy Striegel.

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