In the 1850 census of Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri, the Peart children are shown living with William and Rebecca Corel and their family. It is shown that Oney P. Biggs-Peart died in January 1850. Who was Oney? Is she somehow related to Rebecca Oney-Corel? The Peart father, Jonathan, lived Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri, perhaps as a border in 1850. Perhaps he was just unable to care for the young children and felt they would be better taken care of by William and Rebecca.
Over time I have come to be able to answer some of these questions. It does not appear that “Oney” Biggs-Peart was related to Rebecca Oney-Corel.
Learn more about Jonathan Johnson Peart and Leona P. “Oney” Biggs.
Jonathan and Oney had three children, all born in Missouri:
- Stuart was born about 1843.
- Mary Louisa was born September 7, 1844.
- William B. was born July 25, 1848.