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2 Rhoda Porter

Rhoda Porter was born about 1831 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Thomas Porter and Freelove Clark.

She married twice:  her first husband was Elijah Stewart, married April 17, 1853 in Peoria County, Illinois. 

Children of Rhoda Porter and Elijah Stewart are:

Her second husband was George Cackler, they married about 1865.  He was born August 18, 1845 in Illinois, and died January 04, 1915, buried in Graceland Cemetery, Otto Creek Township. Lucas County, Iowa.

Children of Rhoda Porter and George Cackler are:

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The July 31, 1860 Census for Otter Creek, Lucas County, Iowa records the following:

 

Isaac Cackler, 39, born 1820 in Ohio, occupation: farmer.

Mary Cackler, 44, born 1815 in Ohio

Ruth A Cackler, 15, born 1844 in Illinois

George Cackler, 13, born 1846 in Illinois

Nelson Cackler, 9, born 1850 in Illinois

Willis Cackler, 4, born 1855 in Illinois

The July 5, 1870 Census in Van Meter Township, Dallas County, Iowa, records the following:

 

George Cackler, 25, born in Illinois, occupation: day laborer.

Rhoda Cackler, 36, born in Pennsylvania, occupation: keeping house.

Mary Stuard, 15, born Illinois.

George Stuard, 14, born Illinois.

Harriet Stuard, 12, born Illinois.

Anna Stuard, 10, born Illinois.

Annette Stuard, 7, born Illinois.

Henry Cackler, 1, born in Iowa.

John Cackler, 1 month, born in Iowa.

The November 12, 1850 Census in Township 12 N. 4 E., Knox County, Illinois records the following:

 

Isaac Cackler, 31, born Ohio, occupation: farmer.

Mary Cackler, 31, born Ohio

Oliver Cackler, 14, born Illinois

Ruth Cackler, 7, born Illinois

George Cackler, 5, born Illinois

The July 10-12, 1880 Census in Otter Creek Township, Lucas County, Iowa, records the following:

 

Willis Cackler, 23, born in Iowa, father from Ohio, mother from Ohio.

Lucinda Cackler, 20, wife, born in Missouri, father from Indiana, mother from Indiana.

Josie Cackler, 3, daughter, born in Iowa, father from Iowa, mother from Missouri.

William M Cackler, 1, son, born in Iowa, father from Iowa, mother from Missouri.

Prudia Cackler, 5 months born December, daughter, born in Missouri, father from Iowa, mother from Missouri.

George Cackler, 33, brother, born in Illinois, father from Ohio, mother from Ohio, unemployed 10 months, disabled (crippled).

The June 4, 1900 Census at Lucas County Farm, Whitebreast Township, Lucas County, Iowa, records the following:

 

George Cackler, 53, born August 1846 in Illinois, single, mother from Ohio, occupation: Inmate.

The 1890 Federal Census was destroyed by fire.  However the 1895 Iowa State Census records the following persons living in Liberty, Warren County, Iowa:

 

Isaac Cackler, 73, born Ohio

George Cackler, 48, born Illinois

Lydaormos Cackler, 54, born Iowa

Thomas Cackler, 13, born Iowa

 

Following persons living in Otter Creek, Lucas County, Iowa:

Willias Cackler, 38, born Lucas County, Iowa

37 other persons named Cackler lived in Lucas County, Iowa.

Rhoda Cackler appears in the 10 June 1890 Oklahoma Territory Census (see it on microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, page 18, and indexed at http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/lib/1890/C.html ) at location Township 19, Range 3, County Number One (Logan), Oklahoma, and states her place of birth as New York.  She is listed as head of household with her son John, 21, born in Iowa, and son Ira, 17, born in Illinois.

The November 8, 1850 Census in Township 11 N. 4 E., Knox County, Illinois records the following:


Thomas Porter, age 53, occupation “Cooper”, born “Mass”

(Note:  “Cooper” is a barrel maker, the name given to a person who makes wooden barrels.)
Freelove Porter, age 54, born “Mass”
Otis Porter, age 20, occupation Laborer, born NY
Philip Porter, age 17, occupation Laborer, born PA
Rhoda Porter, age 19, born PA

Lucy Porter, age 12, born Ohio
Henry Porter, age 9, born Ohio

Rhoda Cackler appears in the 1890 Smith’s Directory Homesteader List at homestead location “ne 4-19-3”  (NorthEast Quarter, Section  4, Township 19, Range 3.

Her brother John Henry Porter’s homestead was at “se 33-20-3”, across the fence to the north from Rhoda.

Right:  Logan County, Oklahoma

 

Below: Northwest portion of Logan County.  Blue box shows Cackler Homestead.

Location is at Santa Fe Road (N3080) and County Road 59, 8 miles west and 1 mile north of Orlando, Oklahoma.

Image from Google Earth.

 

Red box is homestead of
John Henry Porter.

 

Blue  box is homestead of Rhoda Porter Stewart Cackler.

Image below from Google Earth, shows the path taken from the Henry Porter homestead to the Frank Porter farm.

When John Henry Porter participated in the Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, his sister Rhoda Cackler homesteaded the property adjacent to the Porter claim. 

William Henry Cackler married Cora Belle Triggs.

The August 1, 1870 Census (seen below) in Otter Creek Township, Lucas County, Iowa, records the following:

Isaac Cackler, 50,Farmer, Ohio

Mary Cackler, 56, Ohio

Nelson Cackler, 18, Illinois

Willis Cackler, 14, Iowa

Harriett Stewart, 12, Illinois

The June 22, 1860 Census in Millbrook, Peoria County, Illinois records the following:

 

Elijah Stewart, 30, Farm Hand, born Ohio, working on the farm of Edmund Walsh.

Charlotte Stewart, 28, born New York

Mary J. Stewart, 5, born Illinois

George W. Stewart, 3, born Illinois

Harriet M. Stewart, 1, born Illinois

Photos above:  Ira Cackler is 8-10 year old boy on right.

 

Text on reverse:

Ira Cackler his dady married my dady-dady sister.  Ira was Papa cousin.

Ira Cackler parents and Dady Frank Porter Parents made the run from Arkansas City to 4 miles west of Orlando in 1889.  One family drove a cow & crocked mule.

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Photo Left:

Rhoda Porter Stewart Cackler

Born 1833-35  Died —-

 

Standing Left:  Willis Cackler

Born 04-01-1856  Died 07-07-1930

Standing Middle:  John W. Cackler

Born May 26, 1870  Died 06-26-1935

Standing Right:  Ira Cackler

Born 06-18-1872  Died 11-21-1936

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

George Stewart

1856

Colona, Illinois

 

 

Harriet M.  Stewart

2-5-1857

Illinois

 

 

Anna Stewart

1860

Illinois

 

 

Annette (Nettie) Stewart

1863

Illinois

 

 

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

William Henry Cackler

1-3-1867

Iowa

07-07-1930

 

John W. Cackler

05-26-1870

Iowa

06-26-1935

 

William Ira Cackler

06-18-1872

Centerville or Farmington, IL

11-21-1936

Blackwell, OK