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Genealogical Gleanings 49 – Madison Street 1900 continued

This week’s column will continue with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Madison Street in 1900. There were 47 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first nine homes were detailed last week and the families of nine more Madison St. residences are detailed below.

Following the home of William Leavell is the Midkiff home. Wallace Midkiff, a widower, was born in Virginia in July 1831. On Oct. 8, 1857 in Hancock Co. he married Hannah L. Woods. She was born about 1838 in Ind. and died between 1881 and 1900. In the 1880 Hancock Co. census (Brown Twp.), there were eight children living with them – Columbus (born abt. 1858), Lafayette (born abt. 1861), Jerry (born abt. 1864), Estella (born abt. 1867), Charles (born Jan. 22, 1870), Frank (born abt. 1872), Anna (born Jan. 1875) and John (born July 1880). In 1900, son Charles, a poultry dealer, and son John “Rosco” (a shoemaker) are living at home with their father. Also living in the home in 1900 is daughter Anna and her husband Charles Clark (born in Ind. in Nov. 1869). They were married on Dec. 24, 1895 in Hancock Co.

The Dewitt family is shown next. Emma Dewitt, a divorced mother of seven children, was born in Kentucky in Feb. 1864. Six of her children are living at home in the 1900 Census – Lillie (born. Dec. 1884), Otis L. (born Nov. 1886), Leonard (born Dec. 1888), Ruby (born Sept. 1892), Iva F. (born May 1896) and Fanny (born Jan 1898). All of children were born in Kentucky except Fanny who was born in Ind.

North Carolina native Jesse H. Bundy follows. Mr. Bundy was born in Oct. 1851. On Mar. 13, 1878 in Henry Co. he married Lucina Allee. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1852. They have one child, Carl, who was born in May 1882.

The family of Marquis Estell is listed next. Mr. Estell, a retired teamster, was born in Kentucky in May 1822. On Jan. 23, 1845 in Henry Co. he married Maria (or Mariah) Reasoner. She was born in Ohio in Jan. 1825. They are the parents of eleven children though only seven survive in 1900. Living at home in 1900 are daughter Hattie A. (born Feb. 1859) and Herbert (born May 1873). Other children listed in the Knightstown census records of 1860, 1870 and 1880 are James O. (born abt. 1850), Nancy Emily (born abt. 1852), Mary M. (born abt. 1854), Eliza J. (born abt. 1856), Cassie (born abt. 1861), Martin (born abt. 1863) and Mattie (born abt. 1866).

Mrs. Jessie Hewitt follows. Jessie, the former Miss Welborn, was born in Sept. 1850. On Oct. 16, 1879 in Henry Co. she married Charles Hewitt, a school teacher in Knightstown at that time. He was born in Michigan about 1838 and died between 1889 and 1900. They are the parents of one child, Donald, who was born in Sept. 1888. Also living in the home is Emma Riggle, a servant. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1865.

Mrs. Martha Metzker, a widow, is listed next. Martha was born in Ind. in July 1855. She is the mother of four children – Ward E. (born Feb. 1877), Frank M. (born May 1880), Bertha M. (born Jan. 1884) and Minnie (born Mar. 1886). Ward and Frank were both born in Ohio while Bertha and Minnie were born in Ind. Ward works as a salesman.

The family of Frank J. Vestal is shown next. Mr. Vestal, a banker, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1857. On Mar. 5, 1879 in Henry Co. he married Alice M. Kirk. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1854. They are the parents of four children – George K. (born Feb. 1881), Donald (born Oct. 1885), Beulah (born Sept. 1891) and Ethel (born Nov. 1898). George is employed as a printer. Also living in the home with them is Nellie Gardener, a servant. She was born in Ind. in Aug. 1881.

John M. Bundy, a salesman, is listed after the Vestal home. Mr. Bundy was born in Ind. in Sept. 1856. On June 7, 1888 in Henry Co. he married Adeline “Ada” Reece. She was born in Ind. in Jan. 1867. They are the parents of one child, Charles R. who was born in July 1894. Also living in the home is Seth Allee, a boarder. Mr. Allee, a widower, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1830.

Kentucky native Lewis O. Fox follows. Lewis, a barber, was born in Oct. 1872. On Jan. 21, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Minnie E. Lawrence. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1875. They are the parents of one child, Helen. She was born in July 1899.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Madison Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 50 – Madison Street 1900 continued

This week’s column will continue with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Madison Street in 1900. There were 47 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 18 homes were detailed in previous columns and the families of 10 more Madison St. residences are detailed below.

Following the Lewis Fox family (detailed last week) is the Lowry home. Frank M. Lowry, a meat dealer, was born in North Carolina in Dec. 1830. Sarah A. Lowry, his wife of 48 years, was born in Kentucky in May 1831. They do no have any children.

Following Frank Lowry is George S. Lowry, likely Frank’s brother. George, also a meat dealer, was born in North Carolina in Dec. 1827. Eliza L. Lowry, his wife of 11 years, was born in Oct. 1836 in Michigan. Also living in the home is George’s son J.W. Lowry and his wife Adie and son Charlie. J.W. was born in Ind. in Apr. 1855 and has been married for 20 years. No further information was given on Adie or Charlie.

Albert Gynn, a bartender, is shown next. Mr. Gynn was born in Ind. in Dec. 1853. He is single.

Harry A. Skillman is listed after Mr. Gynn. Harry, a salesman, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1870. On May 5, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Rosella “Rosa” Frederick. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1870. They are the parents of one child, no longer living. Also living in the home is Earnest Frederick, Rosa’s brother. Earnest was born in Oct. 1876 in Ind. and works as a blacksmith.

Following the Skillman home is the Albright home. Joseph Albright, an engineer at a saw mill, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1849. On Feb. 24, 1869 in Henry Co. he married Sarah Rebecca Weaver. She was born in Ind. in Apr. 1852. They are the parents of three children – Harry (born Nov. 1870), Frank (born July 1873) and Herman (born Mar. 1877). Harry is a day laborer and Frank and Herman are both salesmen.

Earl R. Maple, a printer, is listed next. Mr. Maple was born in Ind. in Oct. 1876 and is single.

The Matix family follows. Roy Matix, a harness maker, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1869. Elva, his wife of five years, was born in Ind. in June 1870. They are the parents of two children – Louise (born Nov. 1896) and an unnamed infant daughter born in Mar. 1900.

Charles R. Swain and family are shown next. Mr. Swain, a lawyer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1872. On July 3, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Lillie “Maude” Stites. She was born in Ind. in Apr. 1879. They have one child, Hazel E., who was born in Sept. 1898.

The Hooten family follows. Andrew O. “Andy” Hooten, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1859. On Nov. 27, 1881 in Hancock Co. he married Mary O. Marsh. She was born in Ind. in July 1860. They are the parents of five children, though only three survive. Still at home are Stella (born May 1883), Ora A. (born Jan. 1886) and Benjamin (born Mar. 1889). Also living in the home is Andy’s widowed mother Elizabeth Hooten. She was born in Ohio in Oct. 1828 and is the mother of ten children, only four of whom are still living in 1900. Another elderly widow, Mary Morris, lives in the home also. She was born in Dec. 1831 in Ohio and is the mother of six children, only one of whom is still living.

Zachariah Lyon and Mariah E. Lyon, his wife of 41 years are listed after the Hootens. Mr. Lyon, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in May 1834. Mrs. Lyon was born in Ind. in Oct. 1833. They are the parents of three children, all living but no longer at home. However, their granddaughter Grace Wolford is living with them. She was born in Ind. in Aug. 1883.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Madison Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 51 – Madison Street 1900 continued

This week’s column will continue with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Madison Street in 1900. There were 47 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 28 homes were detailed in previous columns and the families of 10 more Madison St. residences are detailed below.

Following the Zachariah Lyon family (detailed last week) is the Lewis home. Joseph S. Lewis, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1873. On Oct. 1, 1896 in Henry Co. he married Myla Moffitt. She was born in Ind. in Aug. 1876. They are the parents of one child, Forest, a son born in Nov. 1899.

Omar D. Mattix and family are listed next. Mr. Mattix, a machinist, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1863. On Feb. 25, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Laura B. Archibald. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1867. They are the parents of one child who is no longer living.

Kentucky native James Wade follows. Mr. Wade, a carpenter, was born in Mar. 1833. Cincy N. Wade, his wife of 43 years, was born in Ohio in Jan. 1838. They are the parents of six children, all living but no longer at home.

England native Peter Watts, a lumber dealer, is shown after the Wades. Mr. Watts was born in Dec. 1838 and came to America in 1850. Sophia, his wife of 34 years, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1844. No information is shown on the number of children they have, but their daughter Maude (born June 1882) is living with them.

Daniel Lewis and family follow. Daniel, an engineer, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1851. On June 15, 1871 in Henry Co. he married Mary N. Kinder. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1850. They are the parents of three children – Perry (listed below with his family), Joseph (listed above with his family) and Rosa (born Feb. 1886) who is still at home.

The Nibarger family is listed next. Irven Nibarger, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1843. On June 19, 1894 in Delaware Co. he married Anna Bergdoll. She was born in Ind. in June 1864. They do not have any children together, but three children from an earlier marriage are living in the home – Edward Nibarger (born Jan 1879), Charles Nibarger (born May 1882) and Nellie (born Sept. 1884).

Mrs. Mary E. Brookshire, a widow of Orange Brookshire, is shown after the Nibargers. Orange Brookshire was born in Ind. about 1850 and died between 1889 and 1900. He first married Georgianna Irwin on Mar. 11, 1875 in Henry Co. She was born about 1858 in Ohio. They had at least four children together – Frank (born abt. 1876), Mark (born July 1878), Maude (born Apr 1880) and Arthur (Mar. 1882). Mr. Brookshire then married Mary E. Hutson on Oct. 25, 1888 in Henry Co. She was born in Ind. in May 1857. Still living at home with Mrs. Brookshire are her step-children Mark, Maude and Arthur.

Albert L. Ferguson and family are listed next. Albert, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1870. On Feb. 21, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Alice Davis. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1873. They have two children – Rex (born Sept. 1893) and Dortha (born May 1896).

The family of Perry C. Lewis follows. Perry, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1872. On Oct. 18, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Clara E. Collins. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1873. They have one child, Thursia R., a daughter born in Nov. 1897.

French-Canadian born Andrew Watson is shown after the Lewises. Mr. Watson, a teamster, was born in Dec. 1857 and his wife of 12 years, Lizzie M. Watson, was born in June 1869 in Michigan. They have one child, John, who was born in also born in Michigan in May 1890.

Next week’s column will detail information on the families of the remaining nine residences listed on Madison Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 52 – Madison Street 1900 continued

This week’s column will concludes with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Madison Street in 1900. There were 47 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 38 homes were detailed in previous columns and the families of the remaining nine Madison St. residences are detailed below.

Following the Andrew Watson home (detailed last week) is the home of William Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was born Ireland in Dec. 1827 and came to America in 1848. Margaret, his wife of 51 years, was also born in Ireland in Feb. 1827. She came to America in 1846. They are the parents of five children though only two survive and no longer live at home.

North Carolina native George Riley is shown next. Mr. Riley, a day laborer, was born in May 1854. Agnes, his wife of 20 years, was born in Ireland in May 1855. She came to America in 1870. They are the parents of three children – William (born Sept. 1882), Charles (born Mar. 1886) and Ella (born June 1888).

New Jersey native James F. Brown, a florist, follows the Riley’s. Mr. Brown was born in July 1850. On Nov. 1, 1883 in Henry Co. he married Mary S. Laboyteaux. She was born in Pennsylvania in Sept. 1866. They have one child, Gertrude, who was born in July 1846.

Listed next is Charles Corner. Mr. Corner, a grocery man, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1868. Christine N., his wife of three years, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1874. They have one child, Thomas, who was born in Apr. 1898.

The Shipley family follows. Samuel S. Shipley, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1855. On Apr. 15, 1875 in Henry Co. he married Eliza Wade. She was born in Kentucky in Aug. 1856 and works as a dressmaker. They are the parents of three children – Grace (born Sept. 1876), Guy (born Apr. 1880) and Wayne (born Jan. 1884).

Enumerated after the Shipley family is Herbert R. Holland and his wife Ellen (also shown as Helen). Herbert was born in Ind. in Oct. 1878. In late 1898 in Henry Co. he married the former Ellen Burns. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1882. They had one child who did not survive.

Following Herbert Holland is Charles W. Holland, a painter. He was born in Ind. in Aug. 1861. On Jan. 25, 1888 in Henry Co. Charles married Eva A. Reeves. She is not listed with Charles in the 1900 census, though he is shown as being married, not widowed. One child, Earl, is living with Charles in 1900. Earl was born in Nov. 1888. Also living in the home is a housekeeper, Katie Dethart, who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1862. She is listed as a widow. Further research shows that two months after the 1900 census was taken, Charles Holland married Katherine Dethart on Aug. 15, 1900 in Henry Co.

The Brown family is listed next. Sandy L. Brown, a barber, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1859. On Aug. 16, 1878 in Henry Co. he married Emma Scott. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1861. They are the parents of four children – Harry (born Jan. 1880), Charles (born Apr. 1882), Frank (born Aug. 1884) and Edna L. (born Mar. 1887). Harry works as a painter and Charles is a barber.

In the last home enumerated on Madison Street in 1900 lives Mrs. Phebe Whitesell, widow of James L. Whitesell. The former Phebe J. Gray was born in Ind. in Jan. 1858. She married Mr. Whitesell on Mar. 24, 1874 in Henry Co. They are the parents of one child, Florence, who was born in June 1876. Florence and her husband William H. Hanley are living with her mother in the 1900 census. Mr. Hanley, an electrician, was born in Ohio in July 1870. They were married on Oct. 16, 1895 in Henry Co.

Next week’s column will begin detailing information on the families living in the residences on McCullum Street in Knightstown in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 54 – Front Street 1900

This week’s column begins with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Front Street in 1900. There were 14 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first seven homes are detailed below.

In the first residence enumerated on Front Street is the Heathcoe family. Simon T. Heathcoe, a day laborer, was born in North Carolina in Feb. 1859. On Oct. 17, 1883 in Henry Co. he married Maggie Owens. She died sometime between Mar. 1895 and 1900. At home with Simon are their six children – Arthur F. (born July 1883), Fred W. (born May 1886), Carl (born Aug. 1887), Charles W. (born Mar. 1889), Goldie A. (born May 1890) and Simon T. (born Mar. 1895).

Virginia native William M. Cameron is listed next. Mr. Cameron was born in Dec. 1835. On Dec. 5, 1861 in Henry Co. he married Phebe Brosius. She was also born in Virginia in Feb. 1841. They are the parents of four children, only two of whom survive. Still at home are son Harry Cameron and his newlywed wife Lucie. Harry was born in Ind. in Apr. 1878 and his wife was born in Ind. in Mar. 1878. Harry works as a shoemaker.

Ohio natives Elijah and Elizabeth Applegate follow. Elijah, a lumber dealer, was born in Sept. 1830 and his wife of 32 years was born in Aug. 1835. They are the parents of two children – Charles (born about 1863 in Ohio) and Ella (born Mar. 1870 in Ind.). Ella is still living at home. Also living with them are two grandchildren – Charles W. Applegate (born Aug. 1885 in Ohio) and Emma Applegate (born Aug. 1888 in Ohio).

German-born Valentine Steiner and family are listed next. Mr. Steiner, a cigar maker, was born in Oct. 1837 and came to America in 1847. On Oct. 30, 1860 in Henry Co. he married Savannah E. Powers. She was born in Pennsylvania in Feb. 1848. They are the parents of nine children, only seven of whom survive. Still living at home are three daughters – Nina (born Mar. 1865), Katie (born Nov. 1877) and Mary (born Jan. 1880). Mary is employed in the printing business. Other children listed living in the home in 1880 Knightstown were Elmer (b. about 1862), Carl (b. about 1867), George (b. about 1869) and Charles (detailed below).

Another North Carolina native, John Pool, is shown next. Mr. Pool was born about 1858. His wife of 13 years, Rachel, was born in Kentucky in Jan. 1869. Also living with them is a nephew, Raymond Lee, who was born in Illinois in Apr. 1892.

Charles R. Steiner, son of Valentine and Savannah Steiner (above), comes after the Pool home. Charles, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1873. On Sept. 28, 1989 in Marion Co. he married Nellie A. Dennis. She was born in Ind. in Jan. 1872. They do not yet have any children. Also living with them are Nellie’s parents, John and Eliza Dennis. John was born in Ind. in Jan. 1846. On Oct. 24, 1861 in Henry Co. John married the former Eliza Tinney. She was born in Ind. in June 1848. They are the parents of four children, all still living.

The Edmonson family follows. Emery Edmonson, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1862. In about 1892, he married Sarah Rhodes. She was born in Ind. in June 1864. They are the parents of one child, Wayne, who was born in Nov. 1893. Also living with them is Sarah’s sister Iva Rhodes. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1882.

Next week’s column will conclude detailing information on the families living in the remaining nine residences on Front Street in Knightstown in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 55 – Front Street 1900 final

This week’s column concludes the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Front Street in 1900. There were 14 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first seven homes were detailed last week and the last seven are shown below.

Following the Edmonson family (detailed last week) is the family of James O. Rhodes, a brother of Mrs. Sarah Edmonson. Mr. Rhodes, teamster, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1867. On Aug. 9, 1894 in Henry Co. he married Minnie May Ward. She was born in Ind. in June 1878. They are the parents of three children – Elmer L. (b. Apr. 1895), Marshall E. (b. Oct. 1896) and Donald L. (b. Mar. 1898).

Mr. Robert Holmes, a widower, is shown next. Robert was born in Ind. in Mar. 1841 and works as a day laborer. On Jan. 6, 1876 in Wayne Co. he married Susanna Brumfiel. She was born in Ind. about 1840 and died between 1881 and 1900.

The Dalrymple family follows. Frank Dalrymple, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1872. On Dec. 30, 1887 in Henry Co. he married Verna Allison. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1872. They are the parents of two children – Russell B. (b. Nov. 1889) and Guerry (b. Sept. 1892).

The Alspaugh home is listed next. DeWitt C. Alspaugh, a harness maker, was born in Ind. in May 1832. On Feb. 7, 1871 in Henry Co. he married Lydia Walls. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1835. They are the parents of one child, who survives but is no longer at home.

William H. Green is enumerated next. Mr. Green, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1875. He is single at this time.

Pennsylvania native Joseph H. Roberts follows. Mr. Roberts, a railroad postal clerk, was born in Dec. 1853. Sadie O. Roberts, his wife of 22 years, was born in Ohio in Dec. 1856. They are the parents of eight children – Erma (b. Aug. 1878), Ruth (b. Nov. 1879), John M. (b. Mar. 1884), Leonard (b. Apr. 1886), Cyrus (b. Oct. 1889), Floyd (b. Dec. 1891), Josephine (b. Feb. 1893) and Margarie (b. Nov. 1896). Their five oldest children were all born in Ohio and their three youngest were born in Indiana.

The last family listed as living on Front Street is the Thomas family. Verlin N. Thomas, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1871. On Sept. 15, 1894 in Henry Co. he married Flora M. Chew. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1878. They are the parents of two children – Opal F. (b. May 1896) and Inas F. (b. Sept. 1899).

That concludes the information on the families living on Front Street in Knightstown in 1900. There are less than 40 families left to detail in the 1900 Knightstown census though the rest do not list a street for the residences. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 56 – Unknown Street 1900

This week’s column begins detailing the information on the residences shown in the remaining three pages of the 1900 Knightstown census. There were over 40 families on these pages but there was no street name shown.

Alonzo and Idella Hubbard live in the first home shown. Mr. Hubbard, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Aug 1837. On Dec 24, 1888 in Henry Co. he married the former Idella “Della” Cole. She was born in Ind. in June 1855. She is the mother of three children though only two survive and are no longer living at home.

Mrs. Letishia Weaver, a widow, is listed after the Hubbard family. She was born in July 1824 in North Carolina and is the mother of two children, both living but no longer at home.

The Hooten family follows. Alonzo F. “Frank” Hooten, a painter, was born in Ind. in Aug 1853. On Oct 7, 1875 in Henry Co. Frank married Mary C. Jackson. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1855. They are the parents of six children, all of whom survive. Still at home are sons Earl (b. June 1876), Raymond (b. Aug 1878) and William L. (b. May 1886) as well as daughters Nola (b. Aug 1881) and Loretta (b. Aug 1883). Both Earl and Raymond are working as painters. Also living in the home are Raymond’s wife Lillie and son Harold F. Hooten (b. Oct 1899). Raymond married the former Miss Wilson on Nov 16, 1898 in St. Joseph County. She was born in Ind. in Nov 1877.

Virginia native Baker C. Furr is shown next. Mr. Furr, a day laborer was born in June 1834. On Aug 26, 1861 in Henry Co. he married Martha A. Morris. She was born in Ohio in Oct 1839. They are the parents of five children, but only three survive. Two sons are still living at home – Charles T. (b. Dec 1873) and Eddie (b. Feb 1877).

Mrs. Mary A. Reddick, a widow, is listed after the Furrs. She was born in Ohio in Dec 1848. She does not have any children and lives alone.

The Lutholtz family follows. William H. Lutholtz, a barber, was born in Feb 1863. Living with him are his brother and sister-in-law. Isaac W. Lutholtz was born in Ind. in Sept. 1870. On Jan 28, 1891 in Henry Co. Isaac married Retta Mann. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1870. They do not have any children.

Ohio native Robert M. Breckenridge is listed next. Robert was born in Apr. 1826. Julia, his wife of 40 years, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1836. They are the parents of seven children, all of whom survive. Still at home are Eva (b. Jan 1864 in Iowa), Bertha (b. Mar 1874 in Ind.) and Grace (b. Nov 1877 in Ind.). Eva is working as a saleswoman but no occupations are listed for the other family members.

Another Ohio native, Fred C. Leisure, follows. Fred, a poultry dealer, was born in Aug 1844. Cornella A., his wife of 33 years, was born in Ohio in Feb. 1845. They are the parents of four children though only one survives and is no longer at home.

Nathan G. Tice, also from Ohio, is listed next. Nathan, a day laborer, was born in Aug 1868. His wife of eight years, Anna J. was born in Ind. in Mar 1868. They are the parents of four children though only three survive – Wallace E. (b. Apr 1892), Maggie E. (b. June 1894) and Lucia L. (b. Nov 1896). All the children were born in Ohio.

Mrs. Lizzie M. Lowry follows. Though enumerated as living alone, the census does show she is married. Mrs. Lowry, formerly Lizzie M. Suits, was born in Ind. in June 1870. She married Harry G. Lowry on Nov 23, 1898 in Henry Co. They do not yet have any children.

The Patterson family is next. Silas G. Patterson, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Apr 1847. On Oct 17, 1872 in Rush Co. he married Amanda E. Adams. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1847. They are the parents of five children, all living. Still at home is son Teral S. (b. Feb 1880) and daughters Clara M. (b. Aug 1882) and Genitha Breckenridge (b. Aug 1876). Genitha is divorced from Ernest Breckenridge whom she had married on May 27, 1896 in Henry Co. They had one child, Floyd (b. May 1899) who is also living in the home with his grandparents.

Next week will continue to detail the remaining families shown living in Knightstown in 1900. There are just over 30 families left to detail in the 1900 Knightstown census though the rest do not list a street for the residences. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 57 – Unknown Street 1900 (continued)

This week’s column continues detailing the information on the residences shown in the remaining three pages of the 1900 Knightstown census. There were over 40 families on these pages but there was no street name shown. Eleven residences were detailed last week and this column features ten more.

Following the Patterson family (detailed last week) is the Remley family. Jacob Remley, a farmer, was born in Ind. in July 1850. On Dec 25, 1883 in Randolph Co. he married Maria Elizabeth “Lizzie” Beckett. She was born in Ind. in Apr 1855. They are the parents of six children, all born in Kansas. Only five children survive however and they are James T. (b. Oct 1884), Charles C. (b. June 1886), Benjamin (b. Jan 1891), Mettie C. (b. Jan 1893) and son Leslie (b. Sept 1896).

Kentucky native James Frank Oakerson, a railroad operator, is shown next. He was born in Nov 1872. On Dec. 2, 1896 in Henry Co. he married Lena Patterson. She was born in Ind. in July 1878. They are the parents of one child, Edith L. who was born in Jan. 1898.

North Carolina native Mrs. Maud Moss, a widow, is listed after the Oakerson’s. Mrs. Moss was born in Apr 1830. She is the mother of seven children, though only five survive. Living with her are two grandsons, Charles Goings (b. June 1875) and James Goings (b. June 1880). They are the sons of Maud’s daughter Mary Moss and her husband Joseph Goings who were married in Henry Co. on Aug 5, 1870.

New York native John R. Bennett follows. Mr. Bennett, a day laborer, was born in Jan 1863. On Oct 27, 1895 in Grant Co. he married Clara A. Hall. She was born in Ind. in Oct 1861. Also living with them is Mrs. Elizabeth Carr, Clara’s widowed mother. Mrs. Carr was born in Ind. in Aug 1837.

The Green family is shown next. Thomas Edward “Ed” Green, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1860. On June 28, 1878 in Henry Co. he married Clara Catt. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1860. They are the parents of six children, only four of whom survive. Still living at home are Florence (b. Oct 1882), George C. (b. Dec 1884) and Maggie (b. Jan 1886).

Pennsylvania native John E. Rickard follows. Mr. Rickard, a meat cutter, was born in Aug 1837. His wife of 40 years, Lecalia, was born in Ind. in Oct 1839. They are the parents of four children, all living, but no longer at home.

John McCormack, single and living alone, is listed next. John was born in Ind. in June 1865.

Shown next is Mrs. Lydia M. Parker, a widow of Nathaniel Parker. Mrs. Parker, formerly Miss Chappell, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1844 and married Mr. Parker on Jan 1, 1868 in Henry Co. They are the parents of five children, all living. Still at home are Mattie W. (b. Mar 1874), Robert M. (b. Aug 1876) and Carrie G. (b. Oct 1879).

The Harris family follows. Martin B. Harris, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Apr 1830. On June 1, 1870 in Marion Co. he married Anna E. McSherry. She was born in Ohio in Mar 1837. They are the parents of four children though only three survive. Still at home is daughter Florence E. Harris who was born in Apr 1887.

New York native Charles A. Hathaway is listed next. Charles was born in Aug. 1833. On Oct 5, 1887 in Howard Co. he married Harriet T. Brown. She was born in Tennessee in July 1853. They do not have any children together. Also living with them is a niece, Florence H. Brown, who was born in Ind. in Aug 1881, and a boarder, Joseph Ayers. He was born in Ohio in 1833.

Next week will continue to detail the remaining families shown living in Knightstown in 1900. There are just over 20 families left to detail in the 1900 Knightstown census though the rest do not list a street for the residences. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 58 – Unknown Street 1900 (continued)

This week’s column continues detailing the information on the residences shown in the remaining three pages of the 1900 Knightstown census. There were 42 families on these pages but there was no street name shown. The past two columns detailed 21 of these residences and this column features 11 more.

Following the Hathaway family (detailed last week) is the home of Mrs. Ella M. McGlothian, a widow. Ella, who works as a dressmaker, was born in Ind. in Feb 1862 and is the mother of four children, all living but no longer at home. A boarder, William McKee, is also shown as living in her home. Mr. McKee, a lawyer, was born in Ohio in Jan 1868 and is unmarried.

The Finley family is listed next. Joseph (or Jessie) M. Finley, a teamster, was born in Ind. in May 1873. On May 11, 1892 in Clark Co. he married Lucinda “Lucy” Yadon. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1876. They are the parents of three children – Hazel (b. Feb 1895), Donald W. (b. June 1896) and Gladys (b. June 1894).

John W. and Nancy J. Newby are enumerated after the Finley family. Mr. Newby, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Apr 1833. On Dec 27, 1855 in Henry Co. he married the former Miss Polk. She was born in North Carolina in June 1835. They are the parents of two children, both living but no longer at home.

Ohio native Thomas J. Binard, a bookkeeper, is shown next. Thomas was born in July 1846. Jane E. Binard, his wife of 33 years, was born in Ohio in Oct 1845. They are the parents of four children, all of whom survive. One of their sons, Arthur C., is living with them along with his son Grey H. Binard. Arthur, a salesman, was born in Ohio in Sept 1867 and is divorced. His son was born in Ind. in Apr 1893.

Mrs. Anna A. Johnson follows. Mrs. Johnson, a widow, was born in Ind. in Nov 1840. She is the mother of one child, Minnie, who is also widowed and lives with her mother. Minnie was born in Ind. in Oct 1865. On Nov 23, 1887 in Henry Co. she married John M. Forbes. They did not have any children before his death.

Pennsylvania native William L. Kerr is listed next. Mr. Kerr, a day laborer, was born in Jan 1826. Sarah J. Kerr, his wife of 51 years, was born in Ind. in June 1830. They are the parents of seven children though only two survive and are no longer at home.

The Dewitt family, all Kentucky natives, follows. Abraham Dewitt was born in Mar 1839. On Aug 22, 1865 in Larue Co., Kentucky he married Nancy Ellen (last name unknown). She was born in Dec 1846. They are the parents of nine children, all living. Still at home are Jackson (b. May 1863), George (b. June 1871), Joseph (b. Jan 1875), Henry (b. Dec 1877), Grant (b. Feb 1879), Wesley (b. Apr 1882) and daughter Reana (b. Feb 1887). Jackson is listed as divorced.

England native Fred Blekman is shown next. Mr. Blekman was born in Apr 1845 and came to America in 1873. His is listed as single.

Benjamin W. Luther follows. Mr. Luther, a baker, was born in Ind. in Dec 1867. On Aug 20, 1891 in Henry Co. he married Minnie B. Brenneman. She was born in Ind. in Apr 1871. They do not have children.

After the Luther’s lives Adelia Straight. Ms. Straight was born in Ind. in about 1855. She is single and lives alone.

Virginia native Joseph H. Tipton follows. Mr. Tipton, a carpenter, was born in Dec 1859. The former Miss Isabelle Ward, his wife of 18 years, was born in Ind. in Aug 1864. They are the parents of five children though only their daughter Virginia P. Tipton survives. She was born in Arkansas in May 1889. Also living in the home is Isabelle’s brother Beverly R. Ward. He was born in Arkansas in Sept 1880.

Next week’s column will detail the remaining ten families shown living in Knightstown in 1900. There was no street name indicated for these families enumerated on the last page of the 39 pages for the 1900 Knightstown census. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 59 – Unknown Street 1900 (continued)

This week’s column concludes with information on the ten residences shown in the last page of the 1900 Knightstown census.

Following the Tipton family (detailed last week) is the home of John A. Allison. Mr. Allison, a carpenter, was born in Ohio in May 1819. Sarah B., his wife of 55 years, was born in Ind. in Nov 1819. They are the parents of four children, only two of whom survive. Living at home is their son Morton E. Allison (b. Dec. 1849). In the 1880 Knightstown census, Morton’s occupation was listed as a saloon keeper and there were two other children listed as living in the home then. They were William Allison (b. about 1847 in Ohio) and Lizzie M. Allison (b. about 1859 in Ind.). William was also listed as a saloon keeper and Lizzie gave her occupation as a seamstress.

Another Ohio native, Rufus O. Roop, is listed next. Mr. Roop was born in Nov 1854 and works as an engineer at a saw mill. His wife of 15 years, Anna L., was born in Ind. in July 1866. They are the parents of four children – Charles R. (b. July 1889), Martha E. (b. June 1891), Nellie E. (b. Mar 1894) and Clyde (b. Jan 1899).

The McNance family follows. Isaac McNance, a widower, was born in Ind. in Mar 1832 and works as a carpenter. Two children are living with him – a son, Ora (b. Feb 1877) and a daughter, Susie B. (b. Dec 1883).

John B. Morrison, a dentist, is shown next. Mr. Morrison was born in Ind. in Oct 1850. On Dec 27, 1882 in Henry Co. he married Laura H. Stewart. She was born in Ind. in July 1857. They are the parents of five children, only four of whom survive – Margera (b. Sept 1888), John S. (b. Nov 1890), Alice R. (b. Dec 1882) and Russell (b. Dec 1894). Also living in the home is John’s brother Robert I. Morrison, a civil engineer. He was born in Ind. in Nov 1835.

North Carolina native Willis Allen, living alone, is listed in the next residence. Mr. Allen, a day laborer, was born in June 1849.

Another North Carolina native, Thomas M. Swain, follows. Mr. Swain, a civil engineer, was born in Jan 1844. Julia E. Swain, his wife of 35 years, was born in Ind. in May 1845. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive and are no longer at home. Living in the home with them however is their daughter-in-law, Louise (?) Swain. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1878 and has been married for two years though no record on her marriage was found.

Following the Swain family is the Hinshaw home. Mary J. Hinshaw, a widow of Jesse B. Hinshaw, was born in Kentucky in Mar 1827. The former Miss Abbott married Mr. Hinshaw on Aug 28, 1853 in Henry Co. Jesse Hinshaw was born about 1814 in North Carolina and died sometime between 1863 and 1870. Mr. Hinshaw was married twice prior to his marriage to Miss Abbott. He was first married to Lydia Cowgill in Wayne Co. on Dec 12, 1835. His second marriage was to Martha Stratton in Henry Co. on Feb 9, 1840. He and Martha had four children - Ann M. (b. 1841), Alonzo (b. 1843), William (b. 1846) and Benjamin H. (b. 1849). Mr. Hinshaw and Mary Abbott were the parents of seven children though only three are still living in the 1900 census. The names of six of these children were found in previous census records and they were: Martha (b. about 1854), Charles F. (b. about 1856), John T. (b. about 1858), Joseph H. (b. Oct 1860), Jesse G. (b. about 1863) and Hattie A. (b. about 1864). Only son Joseph, working as a printer, is living at home with his mother in the 1900 Census. Also listed in the home in 1900 is a servant, Ada B. Trees. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1843.

The Culbertson family is shown next. L. M. Culbertson, a hardware merchant for more than 20 years in Knightstown, was born in Ind. in Aug 1843. Records usually show Mr. Culbertson as “L.M.” but his first name was also given as Lue and Lucidas. On Nov 1, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Alice A. Alspaw. She was born in Ohio in Sept 1844. They are the parents of six children – Edward H. (b. about 1869), Leora B. (b. Jan 1875), Luella A. (b. about 1876), Charles F. (b. June 1878), Atha S. (b. Oct 1880) and Pearl F. (b. Mar 1888). All the children are living at home in the 1900 census except Edward and Luella.

Mrs. Alice O’Malia is listed next. She was born in Ind. in Jan 1865. On June 29, 1880 in Henry Co. the former Miss Alice M. Bond married Nathan O’Malia. He is not listed in the 1900 census with the family though Alice lists that she is married not widowed. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive – Rosetta E. (b. Jan 1884) and Hattie (b. Dec 1885). Also living in the home in 1900 is Alice’s mother Anna Byerly Bond, a widow. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1822.

The last home listed in the Knightstown district of the 1900 census is that of Edgar H. Cole. Mr. Cole, a salesman, was born in Ohio in Nov 1863. On Jan 11, 1885 in Wayne Co. he married Jessie Markle. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1866. They do not have any children at this time.

Next week’s column will begin detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown but in Wayne Township in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 60 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column begins detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. There are 16 census pages for this half of Wayne Township with an average of 12 residences on each page. The first nine residences are detailed below.

The first family listed in this part of the census is the Woods family. Kinchen Woods, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Dec 1847. On July 30, 1867 in Randolph Co. he married Susan M. Scott. She was born in Ind. in Apr 1850. They are the parents of one child who is no longer living.

The home of Charles O. Shinn is shown next. Mr. Shinn, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1849. He married Sophronia A. Dowell in Henry Co. between 1872-1872. They are the parents of six children. Three of their sons and two of their daughters are still at home - Herbert (b. Apr 1877), Bertha S. (b. Aug 1882), Blanch A. (b. Feb 1885), Carrol R. (b. Feb 1887) and Clarence O. (b. Feb 1891). Also living in the home is Sophronia’s father, Edwin J. Dowell. He was born in North Carolina in Mar 1827 and is now widowed.

Listed next is Edward L. Shinn, likely the son of Charles and Sophronia Shinn (above). Edward was born in Ind. in Sept 1875. He just recently married Anna McNurney in Henry Co. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1876. They do not yet have any children. Also living in their home is Anna’s grandmother, Nancy A. Clair, a widow. She was born in Ireland in May 1814 and came to America in 1858. She is the mother of three children though all have passed away.

Massachusetts native George Graham follows. Mr. Graham, a farm laborer, was born in Feb 1868. Laura J. Graham, his wife of five years, was born in Ind. in Aug 1869. They are the parents of one son, Asher (b. Apr 1895), and one daughter, Fannie F. (b. Feb 1898).

Virginia native Michael Pride, a retired farmer, is shown next.  He was born in Feb 1826. On June 23, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Deniza J. Danner. She was born about 1840 in Virginia and died between July 1870 and June 1880. In the 1870 Wayne Twp. Census, they had three children – William (b. about 1867), Michael (b. about 1869) and Sarah (b. May 1870). Mr. Pride’s brother, Henry Pride, lives with him in the 1900 census (and also in previous censuses). Henry, a retired farmer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1835.

The family of John E. Rhodes follows. Mr. Rhodes, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Nov 1867. He married Nora B. Small in late 1897 or early 1898 in Henry Co. They are the parents of two children – Irene (b. Dec. 1898) and Cecil (b. Mar 1900).

Ezekiel Roberts and family are enumerated next. Mr. Roberts, a gardener, was born in Ind. in Oct 1840. His wife, the former Belle Davidson, whom he married in Henry Co. in about 1867, was born in Ohio in Aug 1845. They are the parents of four children – Carrie E. (b. Oct 1868), Earl A. (b. Aug 1874), Raymond (b. Mar 1880) and Edna B. (b. Dec 1881). Their daughter Carrie married a Mr. Stockton about 1889 but has since divorced and is living at home along with her children (Ray, b. Apr 1890, and Harold, b. Mar 1893). Earl is working as a clerk at a furniture store and Raymond works at a mill.

Ms. Laura Hibben lives next. Laura, formerly Miss Grunden, was born in Ind. in Mar 1867. She married Valden Hibben on Jan 15, 1887 in Henry Co. They have since divorced and did not have any children.

Another Kentucky native, Samuel Duncan, follows. Mr. Duncan, a day laborer, was born in Mar 1844. On Feb 8, 1873 in Henry Co. he married Emily A. Smith. She was born in Kentucky in Dec. 1840. They are the parents of four children, all of whom are no longer living. Emily’s sister Juriah, a widow, also lives in the home. She was born in Kentucky in June 1844 and works as a seamstress.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.