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Cosby Jane Corel

Headstone of William and Cosby Jane Corel Justice

Cosby Jane Corel and William Justice

Cosby Jane Corel was born March 17, 1830. Cosby Jane was the oldest unmarried child to travel with William Corel and Rebecca Oney to Westport, Jackson County, Missouri.

August 14, 1851, at the age of 21 years, Cosby Jane Corel married William Justice in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri. The newylweds moved with the Corel family into Douglas County, Kansas. In 1862 William Justice moved his family a bit to the west to Wyandotte County, Kansas. William Justice and Cosby Jane Corel remained on their 100 acres in Section 13 of Shawnee Township. The above photo of the tombstone of William and Cosby Jane Corel Justice was graciously provided by Linda Lewis at www.cottonhills.com.

In the fall of 1854, William Justice and his family settled on the Wakarusa River, seven miles southwest of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. This country was unsettled at this time. There were only two or three other families in that locality. He farmed there for about eight years. They then moved to what is now known as the Turner area in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. William Justice is listed as a voter in District 2 in the Kansas Territory poll books in 1854 and 1855.

September 28, 1857 William filed a claim for items stolen from his barn and homestead on August 12, 1856 and September 11, 1857. These items totaled $516.00. They included: mule, mare, sorrel, saddles, harnesses, robes, quilts, pants and guns. These items were taken by armed robbers. It was said that these items were seen in the possession of men engaged in the insurrectionary movements then going on in the country. He had two witnesses that swore to the same story that he told. He was awarded the $516.00.

1862, William moves his family to Wyandotte County, Kansas, near what is now known as Turner and Edwardsville. They settled on one hundred acres in section 33, Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas..

William G. Cutler wrote the following about William Justice in Cutler's book History of the State of Kansas, first published 1883. This excerpt can be found in Volume 2, page 1248.

WILLIAM JUSTICE, farmer, Section 33, P. O Turner came to Kansas in the fall of 1854, and settled on the Wakarusa River seven miles southwest of Lawrence. The country was then unsettled, only two or three families lived in that locality. He farmed eight years on the Wakarusa bottom, and then moved to where he now lives, on a well-improved farm of 100 acres of choice bottom land. Mr. Justice is one of the oldest settlers in Kansas, and while he is a quiet and unassuming man, he is recognized as one of the solid men of his county. He has been very attentive to home duties, and hence has never figured prominently in public matters. He has furnished ties to some extent for construction of K. C., Ft. S. & G. R. R., but has been principally engaged in farming all his life. He was born near Nashville, E. Tenn., February 22, 1826, son of Alfred and Sarah Justice. At an early age, moved with his parents to Jackson County, Mo., where he was raised on a farm. About the year 1848 moved to Westport, Mo., where be farmed and teamed till 1854, when he moved to Kansas. He was married in Westport August 14, 1851, to Jane Corel, who was born March 17, 1830, in West Virginia, daughter of William and Rebecca Corel. They have eight children, viz. Albert, John G., Samuel M., James Monroe, Alice Ellen, Ella Lee, Hattie Ann and Eva Lena. Mr. Justice and wife are worthy members of the South Methodist Episcopal Church.

Cosby Jane Corel Justice died in 1884 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. She is buried at the Shawnee Cemetery in present day Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas. William died in 1895 and was buried with his wife at the Shawnee Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas.

Children

Jane (as she was often called) Corel and William Justice had 10 children through 1872.

  1. Allice was born about 1852 in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri. She is listed with the family in the 1870 Census.

  2. Albert Berten was born October 24, 1853 in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri.

  3. John G. was born September 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. He is listed with the family in the 1860 census.

  4. Samuel M. was born about 1858 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. He is listed with the family in the 1870 Census.

  5. James Monroe was born May 1860 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. He is listed with the family in the 1860 census.

  6. William P. was born November 12, 1862 in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. He was buried in Shawnee Cemetery in 1875.

  7. Mary was born about 1864 in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. She is listed with the family in the 1870 Census.

  8. Ella Lee was born about 1867 in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. She is listed with the family in the 1870 census. Ella married Unknown Beattie.

  9. Hattie Ann was born about 1870 in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. She is listed with the family in the 1870 census. Hattie married Joseph Earnshaw. There are several Earnshaw plots at the Shawnee Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas near the Justice family plots.

  10. Eva Lena was born about 1872 in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. She is listed with the family in the 1880 census. Eva married James Earnshaw. Certainly Joseph Earnshaw and James Earnshaw are related, but at this time I have been unable to find anything showing their relation.

 

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