William Ellsworth Stewart - son of James B. "Little Jim" and Camillia Claver Stewart b 18 Mar 1869 Lovilia, IA d 1949 Greenwood Co, KS married 11 Dec 1886 IA Alice Jane Forrest dau of Charles Milton and Jane Cousins Forrest b 23 May 1868 IA d 26 Apr 1956 Greenwood Co, KS children Mertie Mae b 3 Feb 1889 MO d 31 Aug 1976 KS m Harold Beedles KS Nellie Edith b 8 Feb 1888 MO m Arthur Braden 3 Oct 1905 Clara Evelyn b 24 Nov 1897 m Vic A. Tanner 8 Aug 1916 Fred Forrest b 9 Nov 1894 d 17 Apr 1926 m Orah Hamon 5 Apr 1916 After William and Alice were married, they started to Kansas in a covered wagon. They stopped in either Macon or Moberly, MO, where Mertie and Nellie were born. They arrived in Eureka, Greenwood Co, KS, in 1889 and settled in the Farmington neighborhood. William made the Cherokee run in OK. He had checked out the territory in advance, found some good land, and staked his claim. Two men rode up on horseback, beat him up, and took his claim. He decided KS was a better place to live. The Stewarts were charter members of the Farmington Methodist Church and belonged to the First Methodist Church after they moved to Eureka in 1922. William was bailiff of the District Court in Eureka for 21 years. Some of Alice's family had medical training which they taught her, so she assisted in the delivery of most of her grandchildren.