Leona Biggs & Jonathan Peart

Jonathan Peart

Jonathan Peart PedigreePeart Bible - Jonathan J Peart

Jonathan Johnson Peart was born on 10 Nov 1809 in Fayette County, Kentucky as the second child of James Peart and Elizabeth Johnson.1 He had twelve siblings. By 1813 the Peart family was living in Logan County, Kentucky.2  When he was 25, Jonathan married Cassandra D Bailey, daughter of George Bailey and Martha “Patsy” Rice, on December 22, 1834 in Logan County, Kentucky.3 4

Daughters of Martha Rice & George Bailey

Nothing further is found on Cassandra Bailey-Peart, but I have an unresearched, unverified feeling that Cassandra Bailey-Peart likely died during (or shortly after) childbirth of her daughter Cassandra J (possibly Johnson?) Peart. Cassandra J Peart was born about 1834.5 6 Purportedly, she is the first child of Boanerges R Peart and Sphelia “Sarah” Bailey.7  My issue with B.R. and Sarah being the parents of Cassandra starts with the marriage date of B.R. and Sarah in 18418, 7 years after Cassandra’s birth.  In 1849, the guardian of Cassandra J Peart was George Hines, husband of Frances Bailey.9

On August 3, 1839 Jonathan J Peart purchased Lot 58 from William Collins, and his wife Elizabeth Collins in the town of Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.10  January 4, 1840 he then sold part of Lot 58 to Mr. Elijah Wilkerson.11 On January 19, 1841 he was living in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri.12  Jonathan had an $87 promissory note secured by his remaining land in Lot 58 come due on March 5, 1841 to Mr. Cary A Lee; Mr. Lee filed suit against Jonathan on April 5, 1841.13

Leona “Oney” Biggs

Leona Biggs Pedigree

Leona P Biggs was born on 28 Apr 1824 in Montgomery County, Virginia as the third child of Moses Biggs and Elizabeth Surface. She had eleven siblings.7 15  By 1830 the Biggs family moved to Wayne County, Indiana.16 They continued on to Johnson County, Indiana by 1840.17 18

Jonathan & Oney

When he was 32 and she was 18, on August 23, 1842, Jonathan and Leona were married in Platte County, Missouri.19 20 21 22 On December 14, 1842 Jonathan was on the losing end of the suit filed by Mr. Cary A Lee in Jackson County, Missouri when the Jackson Co Sheriff issued a deed to collect $87.00 in damages.23

Children of Oney & Jonathan

  1. Stuart was born about 1843.
  2. Mary Louisa was born September 7, 1844.
  3. William B. was born July 25, 1848.

Stuart, the first child of Oney Biggs and Jonathan Peart was born about 1843 in MIssouri.24  Nothing further has been found on Stuart.  The couple was blessed with their second child, Mary Louisa on September 7, 1844.25  On July 25, 1848 the couple welcomed their youngest child, William B Peart into their lives.26

Peart Family in the 1850s

Sadly, Leona “Oney” Biggs-Peart passed away on January 9, 1850 in Jackson County, Missouri.7 15  On August 8, 1850 Stuart, Mary, and William were living with William Corel and family in Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri.29  A few doors down, it appears that their father, Jonathan, was living as a boarder and working as a stone mason on August 9, 1850.30

In 1850 Cassandra is living with George and Frances Hines and Columbus Peart in Disctrict 2 of Logan County, Kentucky.5 When she was 17, Cassandra married William M Powell on November 5, 1851 in Logan, Kentucky.32

In 1854, J.J. Peart is listed in the Douglas City Poll-book for the Second District in the Kansas Territory.33  J.J. is found again on the 1857 Johnson County, Kansas Territory Voter’s Census with 2 males living with him.34  I can only assume that Stuart and William were living with Jonathan in 1857.  Curiously, I have not been able to locate Jonathan, Stuart, or Mary on the 1855 Kansas Territory Census, but I have found William Peart living with Cosby Jane and William Justice in District 2.35

Peart Family in the 1860s

Mary Peart lived as a servant with the Marquis household on the 1860 census taken on June 26, 1860.36  On August 16, 1860 Jonathan and William “Parrott” were enumerated on the 1860 census in Tharps, Ballard County, Kentucky with Cassandra and William Powell and their three daughters: Mary F. born about 1852, Ophelia D. born about 1856, and Nora born about 1858.  I found it most interesting that Jonathan is listed as being blind.37

1860 Census - Powell & Peart

On November 12, 1865 Jonathan is recorded in the Logan County, Kentucky Deed Book 39 on Page 557.7

Jonathan died in Kentucky on April 7, 1870.39

Peart Bible

Show 39 footnotes

  1. Peart Family Bible (In possession of Benjamin Johnson, Ancestry.com Member Name FreeMarket of Nashville, Tennessee), Personally held, Cited in the family tree “Johnson Family Tree” created by “FreeMarket”. Jonathan Johnson Peart was born November the 10th, 1809. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37864432/person/19215408166.
  2. Judy Utley Lyne, President, Logan Co., KY, Genealogical Society, Inc., Miscellaneous Notes from Logan County, KY, Order Book 5 (Logan County, KyGenWeb Project), Kentucky Kinfolk, Copyright 2007-2009 by Sherri Bradley and the individual county site coordinator(s). If passed along to others or used in some other text, please credit or blame: Judy Utley Lyne, President, Logan Co., KY, Genealogical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 853, Russellville, KY 42276-0853. P. 258, Nathan Roseberry, apprentice, is listed as about age 7 and he is to learn stone mason’s trade from James Peart. http://www.kykinfolk.com/logan/misc/courtorderbook5.txt.
  3. Peart Family Bible (In possession of Benjamin Johnson, Ancestry.com Member Name FreeMarket of Nashville, Tennessee), Personally held, Cited in the family tree “Johnson Family Tree” created by “FreeMarket”. Jonathan Johnson Peart was married Dec 22 1834. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37864432/person/19215408166.
  4. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 (http://FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch, Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City), FamilySearch, Accessed 28 November 2015; Reference it 1 p 119; FHL microfilm 2,134,965; Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01919-4. Jonathan Peart and Cassandra D. Baily, 22 Dec 1834; citing, Logan, Kentucky. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW15-H3X.
  5. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432,), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Logan, Kentucky; Roll: M432_211; Page: 121B; Image: 248.
  6. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Tharps, Ballard, Kentucky; Roll: M653_354; Page: 702; Image: 142; Family History Library Film: 803354.
  7. Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Per Benjamin Johnson via Ancestry.com messaging on November 1, 2015, he owns the Peart Family Bible with names, dates, and information. Cited in the family tree “Johnson Family Tree” created by “FreeMarket”. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37864432/person/19215408166.
  8. Van A Stilley, National Genealogical Society Members’ Ancestry Chart # 72-181L (Washington D.C., 11 May 1980), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Family Chart attached to the family tree “Johnson Family Tree” created by “FreeMarket”. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37864432/person/19153209528 Shows various dates of birth, death, and marriage (including spouses) of the family of James Peart and Elizabeth Summers including source information and speculation of the compiler.
  9. FamilySearch, Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990, database with images, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-20810-3744-75?cc=1875188 : accessed December 27, 2015), Logan > Guardian records, 1834-1856, Vol. B > image 172 of 256; county courthouses, Kentucky.
  10. Jackson County Missouri Recorder of Deeds, http://recordsweb.jacksongov.org/, Deed Book 6, Page 468-469.
  11. Jackson County Missouri Recorder of Deeds, http://recordsweb.jacksongov.org/, Deed Book 6, Page 607-608.
  12. Jackson County Missouri Recorder of Deeds, http://recordsweb.jacksongov.org/, Deed Book 7, Page 288.
  13. Jackson County Missouri Recorder of Deeds, http://recordsweb.jacksongov.org/, Deed Book 7, Page 385-387.
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  37. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Tharps, Ballard, Kentucky; Roll: M653_354; Page: 702; Image: 142; Family History Library Film: 803354.
  38. Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Per Benjamin Johnson via Ancestry.com messaging on November 1, 2015, he owns the Peart Family Bible with names, dates, and information. Cited in the family tree “Johnson Family Tree” created by “FreeMarket”. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37864432/person/19215408166.
  39. Peart Family Bible (In possession of Benjamin Johnson, Ancestry.com Member Name FreeMarket of Nashville, Tennessee), Personally held, Cited in the family tree “Johnson Family Tree” created by “FreeMarket”. Jonathan Johnson Peart died 7th April 1870. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37864432/person/19215408166.