* Grandchildren of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill *
(version October 24, 2018)
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  1. Joseph Wolfskill and Sarah Reid had one stepson, and thirteen children (all documented in the family bible), who gave them many, many grandchildren. We list below their children and grandchildren, natural-born and otherwise, for whom there is reasonable evidence. Our main reference for these two generations of descendants are the genealogical notes of Joseph and Sarah's grandson Edward "Ned" Wolfskill, who attempted to document the names of his many cousins. There are a few instances where census returns reveal the names of additional cousins whom Ned does not list in his notes. We need to mention that there are also a number of family trees on the internet that have come up with the names of additional grandchildren, but almost always without documentation, and frankly we doubt the validity of most of these.

    William Joseph Wolfskill (1795-1876) was a stepson of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill, whom they raised as their own. He married Susannah Wheeler (1801-1872) on Oct. 8, 1817 in Garrard County, Kentucky, and they had the children who follow.

      children with SUSANNAH WHEELER (only marriage)

    • Joseph H. Wolfskill (1821-1907)
    • William B. Wolfskill (1824-1866)
    • Isabinta Wolfskill (c.1827-1871)
    • John T. Wolfskill (1831-1844)
    • Margaret J. Wolfskill (c.1833-?)
    • Elizabeth J. Wolfskill (c.1835-?)
    • Jesse Wolfskill (1837-1895)
    • Susan Catheirne "Kate" Wolfskill (1840-1909)

    William Wolfskill (1798-1866) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He began a common-law marriage with first wife Maria de la Luz Valencia (b. 1808) in 1833 in Los Angeles California, and married his second wife Maria Magdalena Lugo (1804-1862) on Jan. 12, 1842 in Santa Barbara, California. William and his wives had the children who follow.

      All of the children of William Wolfskill who are listed below were baptized in the "Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles", which is better known as the Los Angeles Plaza Church. It was actually an "asistencia" (i.e., sub-church) to the mother church of the San Gabriel Mission.

      stepchildren (mother MARIA de la LUZ VALENCIA, father unknown)

    • Manuela Valencia (b. 1829) was baptized on Jan. 2, 1829 in the Los Angeles Plaza Church. She also appears in the Wolfskill household in the 1836 census of Los Angeles.
    • Petra Valencia (b. 1832) was baptized on July 6, 1832 in the Los Angeles Plaza Church, but nothing more is known of her.
    • children with MARIA de la LUZ VALENCIA

    • Maria Susana "Juana" Wolfskill (1833-1897) was baptized on Nov. 18, 1833 in the Los Angeles Plaza Church. She married first in 1853 Henry Cardwell (1818-1859), then second in 1860 Elijah Moulton (1820-1902), both in Los Angeles; and she died on Feb. 17, 1897 in Los Angeles, where she is buried in Evergreen Cemetery
    • Timoteo Wolfskill (1835-1909) was baptized on Jan. 30, 1835 in the Los Angeles Plaza Church. He moved to Mexico, where he married, and he is believed to have died there in 1909, leaving behind a son named Guillermo Wolfskill (1877-1921).
    • Jose de la Cruz Wolfskill (1836-1898) was baptized on June 3, 1836 in the Los Angeles Plaza Church. He is probably the Jose Wolfskill who died as a mentally retarded patient on Aug. 31, 1898 in the Stockton State Hospital, where he is buried in the Hospital Cemetery.
    • children with MARIA MAGDALENA LUGO

    • Juana "Juanita Josefa Wolfskill (1841-1863) was born on Nov. 23, 1841 in Los Angeles. She married on Nov. 14, 1860 in Los Angeles Henry Dwight Barrows (1825-1914), who was the first to write a biography on her father. She died on Jan. 31, 1863 in Los Angeles, where she is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
    • Maria Francisca Wolfskill (1843-1923) was born on May 29, 1843 in Los Angeles. She married in 1880 Charles Shepard (b. 1845), and died on May 20, 1923 in Los Angeles.
    • Jose Guillermo "Joseph William" Wolfskill (1844-1928) was born on Sept. 14, 1844 in Los Angeles. He married Elena Pedorena (1846-1927) on Sept. 20, 1869 in San Francisco; and died on Febreuary 2, 1928 in Los Angeles, where he is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
    • Maria Magdalena Wolfskill (1846-1930) was born on May 7, 1846 in Los Angeles. She married Francisco Sabichi (1843-1900) on May 4, 1865 in Los Angeles; and died on July 17, 1930 in Los Angeles, where she is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
    • Luis Maria Wolfskill (1848-1884) was born in Jan. 1948 in Los Angeles. He married Luisa Ann Dalton (1852-1887) on May 16, 1872 in Los Angeles; and died on Feb. 26, 1994 in Los Angeles, where he is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
    • Maria Rafaela Wolfskill (1851-1855) was born on Oct. 24, 1851 in Los Angeles, and died there in March of 1855, when she was three-years old.

    Margaret Wolfskill (1799-1825?) was a natural daughter of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. She married John M. Reid (d. 1849) on July 8, 1820 in Howard County, Missouri; and they had the children who follow.

      children with JOHN REID (only marriage)

    • John Reid (1821-?)
    • Joseph Reid (1824-1874)

    Elizabeth Wolfskill (1801-1802) was a natural daughter of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. She never married and died without issue.

    Susanna Wood Wolfskill (1802-1888) was a natural daughter of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. She had child as a rape victim when she was a teenage. She later married Isham Roberts (1802-1878) on Jan. 1, 1824 in Howard County, Missouri; and they had the children who follow.

      children with UNKNOWN FATHER (rape)

    • Cyrus Wolfskill (c.1818-after 1841)
    • children with ISHAM ROBERTS (husband)

    • Marion Roberts (1825-c.1847)
    • Margaret Roberts (1829-1908)
    • Joseph Roberts (1830-?)
    • John Roberts (1832-?)
    • Amanda Roberts (1835-1863)
    • Joshua Roberts (1837-?)
    • Sarah Roberts (1837-?)
    • William Roberts (1838-?)
    • Columbus Roberts (c.1840-?)
    • Susan Ann Roberts (1843-1914)
    • Alice M. Roberts (1847-1880)

    John Reid Wolfskill (1804-1897) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. he began a common-law marriage with first wife Carmel Tapia (c.1812-1851) in 1849, and married his second wife Susan Cooper (1827-1906) on Jan. 10, 1860 in Colusa, California. John and his wives had the children who follow.

      stepchildren (mother CARMEL TAPIA, father WILLIAM KNIGHT)

    • Lucy Ann Knight (1834-1907)
    • Maria Carmel "Carmelita" Knight (c.1835-1892)
    • Jose Francisco "Joseph" Knight (c.1838-?)
    • Gregorio "Gregory" Knight (c.1840-1861)
    • Elenora "Ellen" Knight (c.1842-1890)
    • Guillermo "William" Knight (c.1844-?)
    • Victorino "Victor" Knight (c.1845-1923)
    • Aldanita Knight (1846-1916)
    • children with CARMEL TAPIA (first marriage)

    • Edward "Ned" Wolfskill (1850-1939)
    • children with SUSAN COOPER (second marriage)

    • Malinda "Linnie" Tate Wolfskill (1861-1929)
    • Nellie Wolfskill (1862-1863)
    • Virginia "jennie" Lee Wolfskill (1864-1935)
    • Frances "Fannie" Ann Wolfskill (1866-1934)

    Joseph Wolfskill (b. 1806) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He is said to have married Sallie Read about 1827 in Kentucky, but we know of no children.

    Mary "Polly" Wolfskill (1808-1896) was a natural daughter of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. She married Tobias Cooper (d. 1854) on Jan. 1, 1832 in Howard County, Missouri; and they had the children who follow.

      children with TOBIAS COOPER (only marriage)

    • Harriett Cooper (c.1834-c.1836)
    • Benjamin Cooper (1836-1918)
    • Margaret Cooper (1838-1905)
    • Ann Cooper (1840-?)
    • Frances "Fannie" Cooper (1843-1919)
    • Joseph T. Cooper (1847-1928)
    • Mary Ann Cooper (1850-1866)

    Mathus Wolfskill (1810-1891) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He married Permelia Ashcraft (1810-1876) on Sept. 1, 1831 in Howard County, Missouri; and they had the children who follow

      children with PERMELIA ASHCRAFT (only marriage)

    • John W. Wolfskill (1836-1913)
    • Joseph Cooper (1843-1947)
    • Amanda Wolfskill, died in infancy.

    Smith Wolfskill (b. 1810) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He never married and had no issue.
     
    Stephen Jackson Wolfskill (b. 1811) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He never married and had no issue.
     
    Joshua Wolfskill (b. 1812) was a natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He never married and had no issue.

    Sarchel Cooper Wolfskill (1818-1887) was a natural son Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He Margaret Ann Cooper (1829-1918) on Aug. 9, 1849 at Cooper's Fort in Howard County, Missouri; and they had the children who follow.

      children with MARGARET COOPER (only marriage)

    • Joseph Benjamin Wolfskill (1850-1925)
    • Milton Wolfskill (1851-1852)
    • John Henry Wolfskill (1853-1938)
    • William Galbraith Wolfskill (1855-1932)
    • Martha Wolfskill (1858- )
    • Sarah Wolfskill (1859-1952)
    • Elizabeth Cooper Wolfskill (1861-1906)
    • Mary "Mollie" Wolfskill (1864-1942)
    • Nellie Wolfskill (1866-1912)
    • Ruth Wolfskill (1871-1958)
    • Barnett "Shake" Wolfskill (1873-1926) was the youngest of the Wolfskill grandchildren. He was born more than 50 years after his oldest cousin Cyrus Wolfskill (b. 1818).

    Milton Wolfskill (1819-1906) was natural son of Joseph and Sarah Wolfskill. He married his first wife Mahala Ashcraft (c.1824-1847) on Sept. 19, 1844 in Howard County, Missouri; and he married his second wife Anna Susan Sweany (1841-1922) on Feb. 20, 1860 in Solano County, California. His children with both wives follow.

      children with MAHALA ASHCRAFT (first marriage)

    • Benjamin Franklin Wolfskill (1845-1848)
    • Sarchel Cooper Wolfskill (1847-1902)
    • children with ANNA SWEANY (second marriage)

    • William C. Wolfskill (1861-1943)
    • Josephine Wolfskill (1863-1891)
    • Louis Wolfskill (1864-1951)
    • Jane S. Wolfskill (1866-1869)
    • Reuben Wolfskill (1868- )

 

 

by Janet & Michael Clark

This history is an evolving document.
Despite our best intentions it probably contains mistakes.
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