Daniel James McCabe Ramsey Family

Daniel James McCabe Ramsey came from Rockcastle County, Kentucky with cousins and a wagon train of family to Greene County, Missouri. He and his brother were orphaned by the deaths of his parents about 1861-1865. He worked as a farmhand for Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Jasper Watts who lived near Rogersville, Missouri.

There he met the sister of Mrs. Watts, Mary Jane Hedgpeth. They were married in 1871 in Greene County, Missouri. They stayed in the area and lived most of the time in Christian County which is just south of Greene County. There they had six children, two of which died very young. They had a hard life there as farmers and never owned a piece of land. They moved around a lot trying to clean up land and establish a place to live.

Finally in 1899 they came with two wagons to Sumner County, Kansas. There they remained until the death of Daniel in 1913. Mary went to live with family until her death. The last place they lived was west of Ashton. They had four living children, Lenna Fogg who remained in Wellington during her lifetime; Myrtle Wartick who also lived there, C. Ulman who lived near his parent’s farm west of Ashton and John who lived in Wellington until moving to Wichita about 1921. There he remained until his death.

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