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Charles Garrett "Chas" Janeway

Charles Garrett "Chas" Janeway

Male 1814 - 1896  (82 years)

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  • Name Charles Garrett "Chas" Janeway  [1, 2, 3
    Born 19 Jan 1814  Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1896  Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Buried Center Friends Cemetery, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I30612  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Father Benjamin Janeway,   b. Abt 1783, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1856, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother (Unknown) Childers,   b. 1785, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1827  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married 1807  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F18465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Hammer,   b. 16 Oct 1815, Near New Market, Jefferson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1890, Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1837  [10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Dr. Daniel Fulton Janeway,   b. 6 Jan 1852, Strawberry Plains, Fulton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1929, Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F6699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Charles Garrett Janeway
    Charles Garrett Janeway
    Charles Garrett Janeway & Susanna Hammer
    Charles Garrett Janeway & Susanna Hammer

  • Notes 
    • According to "A Look Back" (citation details below), he and his wife moved to Iowa from Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1857 because of their opposition to slavery. They first settled in Hammer's Grove north of Amboy, and later in Kellogg. This is 100% consonant with everything we know about everyone in their kinship network. They hated slavery, and as the Civil War approached, they left for places where owning human beings wasn't considered cool. How about that.

      But! According to an unsourced document on ancestry.com, while his wife was a Quaker, he was a Baptist, and the reason they moved to Iowa was "to provide education opportunities for their children [at] Penn College at Oskaloosa, Iowa." Yeah sure.

      In fact, Charles Janeway regularly appears in the records of Iowa's Center Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, and his obituary in the Quaker newspaper The American Friend (citation details below) specifically names him as "a member of Center Monthly Meeting." We suspect someone has a problem with their ancestor or relative having been a sincere abolitionist.

      "He is a Republican in politics. Owns 190 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre." [History of Jasper County, Iowa, 1878, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4783] Find a Grave page for Susanna Hammer Janeway.

    2. [S4833] Biography of Jesse & Curtis Hammer and Family Reminescences by Marion R. Hammer. Self-published, 1930.

    3. [S4784] "A Look Back." Newton, Iowa Daily News, 22 Mar 1971.

    4. [S4782] Find a Grave page for Rev Charles Garrett "Chas" Janeway.

    5. [S4787] "Janeway." The American Friend 3:308, Third month, 26, 1896., year and state only.

    6. [S4946] A History of Jasper County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878., year and county only.

    7. [S4787] "Janeway." The American Friend 3:308, Third month, 26, 1896.

    8. [S4904] A History of the State of Oklahoma by Luther B. Hill. Volume 2. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1910., year only.

    9. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, on ancestry.com.

    10. [S4904] A History of the State of Oklahoma by Luther B. Hill. Volume 2. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1910., says 1833.

    11. [S4946] A History of Jasper County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878.