- Tuell Reunion Picture (61 KB)
Lizzie, Stella, Jesse?, Hattie, Nancy Tuell
Nolie , Shivey, Lillian, Harry, Tom Hodson or Bert Clark
- Samuel S Allen (1 KB)
SAMUEL STANLEY ALLEN
Born: July 10, 1859…. Sparta, Randolph, Illinois
Married: September 05, 1906…. Elsinore, Riverside, California
To Lillian May Tuell
Died: March 27, 1930… Riverside, California
Buried: Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, California
Sam Allen preferred to be called “SS”. It was very fashionable for men to go by their initials in the early 1900’s. Grandfather started with nothing and left a sizable estate at the time of his death. I know he owned several houses and an apartment house in Riverside.
SS didn’t like school and left home at seventeen, he traveled to St, Louis. Where he talked the owner of a hauling company into letting him work with a team of draft horses that had killed a man. The team was oversized and the male would try to smash a man that entered his stall. This is how the last driver had been killed. SS simply poked the big horse on one side and while he was slamming into the wall, SS slipped up to his head on the other side. The big horses neck was so large that the harness collar had pinched the top of his neck, making a painful sore. SS took care of the sore and then he went to his boss and explained the problem. He asked to have a special collars made to fit the team and the boss agreed. With the special collars and padding, Grandfather had no problem driving the team. They were hauling heavy loads through a town where they had to stop and double team to get up a hill. This team was so strong that if Grandfather could get a good start they could pull the hill without stopping to double hitch. In the process of running the hill their shoes would make sparks fly off the cobblestone road. People got so they would come out of the stores, just to watch this team go by. The owner came to Grandfather and said he had a great offer from a brewery for the team but he wouldn’t sell unless Grandfather Okayed it and offered the choice of any other team. Breweries paid
- Shiveral Tuell Family (56 KB)
Taken in Riverside California
- Lillian May (Tuell) Allen (1 KB)
LILLIAN MAY TUELL
Born: April 07, 1872…. Clarksburg, Decatur, Indiana
Died: August 05, 1959… Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California
Buried: Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, California
When my sister started to talk grandmother didn’t like the idea of being called “Grandmother”, so we called her “Grammie ”. Since she didn’t like her name “Lillian”, “Grammie” stuck except for her brothers and sisters, which always called her “Sis”.
Grammie left home at eighteen and traveled by train to Riverside, California. Her oldest brother, SR, had located in Riverside and eventually the whole Tuell clan would move from Indiana to the Riverside area. The Tuells stuck together.
In the early 1900’s it was hard for a woman to make a living. Grammie worked as a seamstress for rich people. She was a perfectionist on sewing and many other things. Then she talked a “Sweet Shop” owner into letting her work for him. She cleaned up the shop and ended up managing it. A sweets shop was like a bakery/coffee shop. She loved this job and resented it when after marriage SS made her quit. It was a disgrace to have one’s wife work in the early 1900’s.
After SS’s death in 1930, Grammie came down with a sever case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. For six months her joints were swollen and she suffered extreme pain. The doctors at that time didn’t know what it was and were of little help. After six months, the swelling went away, but every joint was left unmovable. She didn’t give up like others, but worked until she managed to walk and feed herself. She rocked or bounced up and down to get out of a chair until she lit on her feet. We had great times together especially going to town in her “golf cart” At that time, golf carts were unheard of…. So it was an electric cart designed for the handicapped.
During World War II she couldn’t go to town without picking up soldiers.
- Shiveral Tuell's grown family (203 KB)
Wilfred & Wilna Walkinshaw - Luella & Clinton Marr
Phillip Keegan-Estella & Shiveral Tuell - Iva Keegan
Katherine Estella Walkinshaw (1924) - Clinton Marr(1926) - David Walkinshaw (1920) - Margaret Louise Marr (1924)
- Aaron Allen (115 KB)
AARON MINOR ALLEN
Born: December 25, 1818…. Horse Prairie, Evansville, Randolph, Illinois
Married: March 02, 1843…. Sparta, Randolph, Illinois
To Jurinda Sarah McClinton
Died: December 04, 1903… Sparta, Randolph, Illinois
There has never been much said about Aaron. I know he believe in educating his daughters at a time when must father’s didn’t. He sent them to college in Monmouth, Illinois. After reading his Civil War diary, I would say he suffered from depression. He was smart in business but too trusting of Church people.
I understand he was an orphan as was Jurinda’s father, Samuel McClinton. Aaron started out by sweeping floors in the general store and ended up owning a store, a flourmill, and an orchard.
From his diary he attended several churches each Sunday. It was good business. However, he was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 1969, when I visited Sparta, the plaque was still in the entry which commending him and several other elders for the gift of the Church Organ
- 1911 Chalmers (55 KB)
This was SS Allen's first car.
- Jurinda (McClinton) Allen (65 KB)
JURINDA SARAH MCCLINTON
Born: September 11, 1823 …. Horse Prairie, Evansville, Randolph, Illinois
Died: March 06, 1892 … Sparta, Randolph, Illinois
There is practically nothing passed down about Jurinda except they called her Sarah. We know her parents, her children, and her lineage, but Jurinda remains a shadow. When Grandfather (SS Allen) left home at Seventeen, she gave him a small Bible, which I still have. She was very religious. However, it is through her McClinton, Miller, and Campbell lines we claim our great Scot heritage, with many great family stories of the frontier. The McClinton’s always valued education.
Children: Nancy J ALLEN, January 08, 1845;
Avis ALLEN, September 11, 1847;
Mary Elizabeth ALLEN, August 26, 1849;
John Chesley ALLEN, November 17, 1852 (died young);
Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN, August 21, 1855;
William Cramer ALLEN, September 11, 1857;
Samuel Stanley ALLEN, July 10, 1859;
Winnie ALLEN, June 10, 1864;
Laura ALLEN, August 12, 1866;
Henry Howard ALLEN, February 14, 1869
- Jesse Peyton Tuell and Mary Ann Prince (71 KB)
JESSE PEYTON TUELL
Born: September 8, 1809…. Clark County, Indiana
Married: April 14, 1839…. Tampico, Jackson, Indiana To Mary Ann Prince
Died: September 01, 1870 … Jackson County, Indiana
Cause of Death: Erysipelas, is also known as St. Anthony's Fire
Jesse P. Tuell’s Grandfather came to the Southern Indiana….Louieville Kentucky area when he was just five years old. The family came into the territory with the George, Rogers Clark Expedition. Jesse’s Grandfather was the carpenter with the expedition. They were left in this area to build a fort and plant crops for the soldiers to return to after their mission to take Kaskaskia and Cahokia during the Revolutionary War. This places our Tuell’s in the territory in 1778. The Tuell’s seem to have a natural talent for carpentry. Their other talents are art, music and marksmanship. Their weakness (Beware!) is alcoholism…
We do not have much information about Jesse P., but he seems to have done well with Carpentry and farming. The Tuell cemetery is still located on his old home place. In 1969 when I visited it the rot iron fence was still protecting the graves with huge fir trees standing like giant guards. A Mr Peters owned the property at that time; he apologized for tearing down the old Tuell house. It had become too rotted and dangerous. The land was rough and hilly with a wash running through it…. The cattle had worn the land down a good foot around the Tuell Cemetery.
- Beruca Jefferson Tuell (78 KB)
BERUCA JEFFERSON TUELL
Born: August 28, 1840…. Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana
Married: April 03, 1864…. Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
To Josephine May
Died: January 12, 1913… Sacramento, CA
Beruca grew up in Southern Indiana, one of seven brothers. They were reported as being a scrappy bunch, as was the next generation. Beruca served in the Civil War on the Northern Side. Beruca was very religious. As custom at that time, he strictly enforced the Sabbath with his family. On Sunday, you went to Church all morning, and didn’t work or play. You came home and ate a meal that had been prepared the day before, then settle down in the living room to listen to Beruca read the Bible until sundown. Women were not allowed to cut their hair, and Beruca wore a full beard. He was postmaster of Clarksburg, Indiana and a Justice of the Peace. At the turn of the century, he moved to be near his adult children that had settle around Riverside, California. He died in Sacramento while visiting his daughter.
Every time I go to Riverside, I have to correct the cemetery records that insist on listing him as Bernice. Most of Beruca’s family is buried near him.
- Josephine (May) Tuell (114 KB)
Born: May 10, 1847…. Probably Georgia/Tennessee
Died: December 09, 1920… Riverside, California
Josephine May is our Southern connection and has always been a little mysterious. The story goes that Berucha was a guard on a house full of Southern women. Josephine was sixteen. She was raised by her grandparents, which disowned her when she married Beruca, a Northern Soldier. Her mother has never been accounted for and her father was William Barnell May, a Gold prospector. He was in the California Gold Rush of 1849.
The house Josephine was staying in was passed back and forth between the Northern and Southern armies, depending on which one held the area. This way the women were protected. They said you could hear the battle of Lookout Mountain. Josephine was sent North to Beruca’s parents until the war was over and he could go home.
Children: Shiveral Rucker TUELL, October 07, 1865; (Uncle Shive)
Nancy Elizabeth TUELL, May 10, 1867; (Aunt Nannie)
Jesse Everett TUELL, August 10, 1869; (Uncle Jess)
Lillian May TUELL, April 07, 1872; (Grammie)
Alta Iva TUELL, May 29, 1874; (Died young)
Daisy Ida TUELL, February 09, 1876; (Died young)
Leodis TUELL, December 11, 1878; (Uncle Nolie)
Wilma Elsie TUELL, October 04, 1881; (Died young)
Mintie Ethel TUELL, March 10, 1884; (Died at 24)
Harrison Gordon TUELL, November 24, 1886(Uncle Harry)
- Charlotte Elizabeth (Miller) Tuell (24 KB)
Charlotte Elizabeth Miller was the daughter of John Perry Miller & Elcya Adaline Applegate, she was the wife of David Prince Tuell
- David Prince Tuell (25 KB)
David Prince Tuell was the son of Jesse Peyton Tuell & Mary Ann Prince, husband of Charlotte Elizabeth Miller