Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE
(Abt 1830-Aft 1885)
(1849-Aft 1913)


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1. Dorcus A. JOHNSON


  • Born: Apr 1849, IL 2
  • Marriage (1): Dorcus A. JOHNSON on 11 Apr 1871 in Shirley Twp, Cloud Co, KS 1
  • Died: Aft 1913, perhaps OK

bullet  General Notes:

GIVEN NAME: assumed to be William Pleasant, since he was listed as William in one census, W. P. in one and Pleasant in another. Also, Orison Jesse Wickham's obit identified him as "Pleasant".

SIRNAME: could be Dority, Doraty, Doughterty, or a similar name

ARTHUR WICKHAM RESEARCH FILES: his name is listed as "Alfas" or "Plesant"; states he went to OK.

INFO FROM BUELAH STOCK: states he married Stella "Caroline" Cochran.

1870 KS CENSUS, Cloud Co, Buffalo Twp, Shirley P.O.: William Dority, 21, farmer, $1000 real estate, b. IL.

CLOUD CO, KS MARRAIGE RECORDS: William P. Dority, 21, married "Darkes" A. Johnson, 16, on 4-11-1871 in Shirley Twp.
(Willaim's mother was living Cloud Co, KS but not positive that this is the correct William Dority.)

1875 KS STATE CENSUS, Cloud Co, Summit Twp: W. P. Dority, 26, $250 personal property, farmer, b. IL, moved from IA to KS; D. A. Dority, 21, b. IA, moved from IA to KS; I. (or J.?) Dority, 2, b. KS; W. Dority, 1, b. KS.

1880 KS CENSUS, Morris Co, Council Grove Twp: William P. "Daugherty", 29, farmer, b. IA, parents b. IA; wife Dorcus, 24, keeping house, b. IA, father b. KY, mother b. IL; son John A., 8; dau. May, 6; da. Annie, 4. All children were b. KS and parents b. IA.

1885 KS STATE CENSUS, Dickerson Co, Lincoln Twp, Solomon City P.O.: W. P. Dority, 30, married, b. IN, moved to KS from IA; D., 28, married, b. IA, moved to KS from IA; J. A. (or I. A., male), 14, b. KS; May, 12, b. KS; Anna, 8, b. KS; Amanda, 5, b. KA.

1900 OK CENSUS, Grant Co, Medford Twp, Medford village: William P. Dority, b. Apr 1849, 51, married 30 yrs, b. IL, father b. NC, mother b. VA, agt. real estate; wife Dorcas A., b. Aug 1855, 48, married 30 yrs, 7 children, 7 living, b. IA, father b. KY, mother b. IL; dau. Bessie, b. Oct 1887, 12; son Marquis L., June 1890, 9; son Russell S., Oct. 1892, 7, All children were b. KS, father b. IL, mother b. IA.

1910 OK CENSUS, Major Co, Fairview city: William T. Dority, 61, wd, b. IL, parents b. NC, manager, livery barn; son Marquis L., 20, single; son "Rusel", 18, single; both sons were b. KS, father was b. IL, mother b. IA, driver, livery barn; Bell E. Cook, housekeeper, 23, 1st marriage, married 5 yrs, b. Canada, birthplace of parents unknown.

ORISON JESSE WICKHAM'S OBIT: his half-brother William Dougherty was listed as living OK in 1913.


William married Dorcus A. JOHNSON, daughter of Arthur JOHNSON and Elizabeth (---), on 11 Apr 1871 in Shirley Twp, Cloud Co, KS.1 (Dorcus A. JOHNSON was born in Aug 1855 in IA 2 and died between 1900 and 1910 in OK 3.)



1 Cloud Co, KS Marriage Records.

2 1900 OK Census.

3 1910 OK Census.

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