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Genealogical Gleanings 61 – 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 were detailed in the last column and ten more are shown this week.

Following the Duncan family (detailed in last issue) is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pugh. John J. Pugh, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Jan 1855. On May 30, 1880 in Rush Co. he married Mary M. Pendergrass. She was born in Ind. in Dec 1862. They do not have any children.

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Brosius, a widow of Frank Brosius, is listed next. Elizabeth was born in Ind. in Aug 1847. Her husband was born in Virginia and died between 1880 and 1900. They are the parents of five children, only four of whom survive. All of the children are living at home, some with their spouses - daughter Margaret G. (b. June 1868) and her husband William Porter (a day laborer born in Ind. in Mar 1863; daughter Savannah E. (a teacher born in Dec. 1872); daughter Pearl A. (b. June 1877) and her husband Wilbur Woods (an attorney born in Ind. in July 1864); and son Frank C. Brosius (b. May 1883). Also living in the home is Hazel Green, an infant born in Oct 1898, but listed as a boarder in the home.

Kentucky native John Lee follows. Mr. Lee, a day laborer, was born in Mar 1869.  Living with him is widowed mother, Elizabeth Lee, and his brother Francis Lee. Elizabeth was born in Apr. 1840 in Kentucky and is the mother of twelve children though only seven survive. Francis, also a day laborer, was born in Mar 1883 in Kentucky.

Enumerated next, but apparently living in the same home or on the same property, is Lee family member, Eliza J. and her husband Richard Lamb. Mr. Lamb was born in Mar 1849 and Eliza was born in Oct 1862, both in Kentucky. They were married on Dec 11, 1879 in Henry Co. and are the parents of nine children, only seven of whom survive – James W. (b. Sept 1880), Maggie (b. Sept 1882), Mary E. (b. Aug 1884), Jennie A. (b. Aug 1887), Ethel F. (b. Sept 1890), Clifton (b. Apr 1895) and Lucy (b. Nov 1899).

Another Kentucky native, Mrs. Amanda Obrien, also a widow, is listed next. Amanda was born in Mar 1855 and is the mother of four children, though only three survive – Louis (b. May 1875), Bertha (b. Mar 1879) and Mary (b. Mar 1882).

Ohio native Mrs. Amanda Dixon, also a widow, is shown after the Obriens. Mrs. Dixon was born in July 1835 and is the mother of three children, all living but no longer at home.

Following the Dixon home lives Fannie Ross. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1857 and is listed as single. Also living in the home are two servants, Florence Williams and Rosa Green with her son Claude Green. Florence was born in Ind. in Aug 1872 and Rosa was born in Ind. in Jan 1877. Claude was born in Ind. in Feb 1897.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Staff follow. Henry was born in Ind. in Feb 1842. He was first married to Mary Pash on Apr 24, 1866 in Henry Co. On June 9, 1887 in Marion Co. he married Sarah M. Rowe. She was born in Ind. in Oct 1868. They do not have any children together. Also living in the home with them is William and Sarah E. Welborn who are listed as nephew and niece. William, a stock dealer, was born in Ind. in July 1848 and Sarah, his wife of seven years, was born in Ind. in Sept 1860. They do not have any children.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hayes are listed next. Edward, a trader, was born in Ind. in July 1852. Elizabeth M., his wife of 28 years, was born in Ind. in July 1853. They are the parents of one child, still living but no longer at home.

The family of John F. Groves, a stock dealer, is enumerated next. Mr. Groves, a widower, was born in Ind. in July 1847. Two sons are living at home. His son Harry R. Groves, also a stock dealer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1875. His son Guy F. Groves was born in Ind. in June 1887.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 62 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues 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 19 residences were detailed in the last column and ten more are shown this week.

Following the Groves family (detailed last week) lives Isaac Roberts. Isaac was born in Virginia in May 1837 and is listed as single. He works as a gardener.

Mrs. Elizabeth Clifford, widow of Cassius R. Clifford, is listed next. Elizabeth, formerly Miss Bowen, was born in Ind. in May 1846. She married Mr. Clifford on Feb 28, 1866 in Rush Co. They are the parents of two children, both living but no longer at home. Elizabeth’s brother, Frank E. Bowen, also lives in the home. Frank was born in Ohio in Oct 1832 and is a retired farmer.

Andrew Bowen and his wife Nancy are shown next. Mr. Bowen, a carpenter, was born in Ohio in July 1838. On Feb 26, 1865 in Rush Co. he married Nancy Bowen, quite likely a sister of the Bowen siblings enumerated above as birthplaces of their parents are exactly the same. (Andrew Bowen’s parents were born in another state). Andrew and Nancy do not have any children.

Shown next is William Ayers, a carpenter. Mr. Ayers was born in Ind. in Oct 1853. On Mar 2, 1882 in Henry Co. he married Martha McKee, who is no longer living. Mr. Ayers lives alone.

Mrs. Christina Carr, a widow of George W. Carr, lives alone in the next home listed. Christina, formerly Miss Staff, was born in Ind. in Oct 1840. She married Mr. Carr on Apr 16, 1865 in Henry Co. They did not have any children.

The family of North Carolina native Stephen M. Steele follows. Mr. Steele, a plumber and gas fitter, was born in May 1857. In Aug 1895 in Hancock Co. he married Carrie B. Trowbridge. She was born in Ind. in Dec 1870. They are the parents of one child, Harry S., who was born in Feb 1900. Also living with them is Charles E. Steele, Stephen’s son by a previous marriage. Charles was born in Ind. in Mar 1881.

West Virginia native Caroline Sheff is listed next. She was born in Mar 1827. She is single and lives alone.

Mrs. Nancy Johnson, a widow, lives alone in the next home. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1830 and is the mother of eight children, all of whom are no longer living.

The home of Wesley Estell is enumerated next. Wesley, a plasterer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1827. On May 25, 1876 in Henry Co. he married Rebecca Kirkman, who is no longer living. Two children are still living at home – Roy (born Mar 1874) and Annie (born Mar 1883). Roy’s occupation is listed as working in the U.S. Army.

North Carolina native William Sylvester and his wife are shown next. William, a gardener, was born in Aug 1834. Elizabeth, his wife of 42 years, was also born in North Carolina in Jan 1838. They do not have any children.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 63 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues 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 29 residences were detailed in previous columns and nine more are shown this week.

Following the Sylvester home (detailed last week) is the home of Amos Crawford. Mr. Crawford, a farm laborer, was born in Pennsylvania in Jan 1838. Mary B., his wife of ten years, was born in Ind. in Mar 1846. They are the parents of three children though only their son Leland L. is still living. Leland was born in Kansas in Feb 1892.

Charles B. Spencer and family are listed after the Crawford’s. Charles, a cabinet workman, was born in Ind. in Feb 1855. Delphina M., his wife of ten years, was born in North Carolina in Nov 1858. They are the parents of six children though only four are still living – Harold C. (b. Nov 1894), Alice (b. May 1885), Frances E. (b. Feb 1887) and Oral C. Barker (b. July 1881). Alice and Frances are children from a previous marriage of Charles’. Oral is a son from a previous marriage of Delphina’s.

Carolina Langston and her brother Emmett Langston are shown next. Carolina was born in Ind. in Mar 1852. Emmett, who works as a pension agent, was born in Ind. in Feb 1839. Also living in the home is John W. Bratton, a nephew. John was born in Ind. in May 1867 and is employed as a laborer at the railroad.

Mrs. Mary A. Barnes, a widow of Greenberry Barnes, lives next. Mary, the former Miss Jones, was born in Ind. in May 1840. She married Mr. Barnes on Aug 11, 1866 in Henry Co. Greenberry was born about 1817 in Ohio and died between 1881 and 1900. They are the parents of 11 children though only nine are still living in 1900. Some children living in the 1880 Raysville census were Alice (b. about 1868), Luella (b. about 1869), Mathew (b. about 1871), Mary F. (b. Aug 1873), Stella (b. about 1875) and Miles (b. about 1878).

Following Mrs. Barnes lives her daughter Mary with her husband Samuel C. Shaffer. Samuel was born in Ind. in Dec 1872 and works as a railroad section laborer. He married Miss Barnes on June 26, 1892 in Henry Co. They have one son, John W., who was born in Feb 1896.

Mr. and Mrs. Slack are shown next. Henry M. Slack was born in Ind. in Dec 1869. He works as a laborer in a nursery. On Nov 27, 1889 in Henry Co. he married Minnie W. Hartley. She was born in Illinois in Jan 1871. They do not have any children.

Kentucky native William A. Jones, a widower, and children follow. Mr. Jones, railroad section laborer, was born in Aug 1854. On June 7, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Emma Lamb. She was about 1874 in Ind. and died between Aug 1894 and Jun 1900. They are the parents of two children – Edna B. (b. Feb 1893) and Charles H. (b. Aug 1894).

North Carolina native William Woods and family are listed next. Mr. Woods, a grocer, was born in Oct 1863. On Jan 3, 1886 in Henry Co. he married Sarah A. Shafer. She was born in Ind. in Dec 1869. They are the parents of five children though only four survive – son Carroll (b. Apr 1886), son Morris (b. Jan 1890), daughter Opal (b. July 1894) and son Paul (b. Aug 1897).

Another railroad section worker, William Pride, is enumerated next. Mr. Pride was born in Ind. in Aug 1865. In 1894, he married his wife Carrie E., who was born in Ind. in Dec 1875. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive – Nellie R. (b. Nov 1894) and Ora D. (b. July 1897).

Next week’s column will continue detailing information in the 1900 Wayne Township census for those residences outside of Knightstown town limits. Email me scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 64 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues 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 38 residences were detailed in previous columns and nine more are shown this week.

Following the William Pride home (detailed last week) is the Dent family home. James I. Dent, a day laborer, was born in Mar 1845. On May 27, 1868 in Henry Co. he married Lucinda Daniels. She was born in North Carolina in Aug 1847. They are the parents of three children though only two survive. Still at home is their son John who was born in Oct 1871.

Mrs. Emma Hunt, a widow, lives next. Mrs. Hunt was born in May 1842 in North Carolina. She is the mother of one child who is still living at home. Her son, Omar L. Bowman, was born in Apr 1860. He listed as crippled.

Shown next is another North Carolina native, Mrs. Rebecca Crenshaw, a widow of Allen Crenshaw whom she married on Jan 7, 1864 in Henry Co. Mr. Crenshaw was born about 1820 in Kentucky and died between 1880 and 1900. Rebecca was born in Jan 1847. She is the mother of seven children though only two survive. Still living at home is her daughter Margaret F. Crenshaw, who was born in May 1871. Other children listed in the 1880 census include John (b. about 1868) and Nora (b. about 1872).

Mr. John W. Mussleman, a widower, is listed next. John was born in Ind. in Aug 1830. On July 2, 1854 in Rush Co. he married Minerva Armstrong. She was born about 1839 in Ind. and died between 1880 and 1900. Though John lives alone in 1900, several children were listed in the 1880 Raysville census, including two sets of twins. The children were Isaac (b. about 1861), Emma (b. about 1883), Anna (b. about 1868), twins Alonzo and Hermando (b. about 1870), and twins Lizza and Letta (b. about 1879).

Enumerated next is Ireland native Mrs. Catherine Texton, a widow of David Texton. Mr. Texton was also born in Ireland in about 1829. He died between 1880 and 1900, probably in Henry Co. Catherine was born in Nov 1827 and came to America in 1851. In 1900, she is listed as a mother of 11 children though only six survive. Still living at home in 1900 are daughters Mary (b. Sept 1860) and Catherine (b. Mar 1869). Other children listed in the 1880 Raysville census include John (b. about 1855), Johanna (b. about 1858), David (b. about 1861) and twins Maggie and Katie (b. about 1867).

The Jackson family follows. Clarence Jackson, a dairy worker, was born in Ind. in Oct 1870. On July 3, 1894 in Hancock Co. he married Flora Belle Moins. She was born in Ind. in June 1876. They are the parents of three children, all boys – Jessie H. (b. Jun 1895), Guy O. (b. Nov 1897) and a six-month old son whose name is listed only as “baby” (b. Nov 1899).

Listed next is another Ireland native, Timothy Clair, a widower. Mr. Clair was born in Mar 1843 and came to America in 1860. His daughter Margaret (b. Aug 1874) and son Thomas (b. Nov 1881) are still at home.

John Dwain Sr., also an Ireland native, is shown after the Clair’s. John Sr., a widower, was born in Apr. 1813 and came to America in 1870. Living with him is his son John Jr. (b. Apr 1846) and daughter Kate (b. Mar 1853). They were also both born in Ireland. John Jr. came to America in 1868, two years before his father and sister came.

Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, a widow, follows. Mrs. Jackson was born in Ind. in May 1829. She is a mother of seven children though only two survive. Still at home is her son, John Green. John was born in Sept 1858.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Email me scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 65 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 47 residences were detailed in previous columns and ten more are shown this week.

Following the home of Mrs. Rebecca Jackson (detailed last week) is the Workman home. Charles Workman, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1857. Sarah, his wife of 11 years, was born in Ind. in June 1857. They do not have any children.

The Hubbard family is listed next. Charles S. Hubbard was born in Ind. in Sept 1829. Martha W., his wife of 49 years, was born in Ind. in Aug 1828. They are the parents of six children though only five survive. Also living in the home is their daughter Estella and her husband. Estella was born in Ind. in Mar 1870. On Oct 17, 1894 in Henry Co. she married Aubrey C. Wilkinson. He was born in Ind. in June 1870. They do not have any children at this time.

The family of John F. Phares follows. Mr. Phares, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct 1872. On Jan 29, 1895 in Shelby Co. he married Alma Estella Benifiel. Estella was born in Ind. in Oct 1877. They are the parents of three children though only two survive – Grace L. (b. Mar 1897) and Fern R. (b. Feb 1899).

Willard M. Phares, likely a brother of John above, is listed next. Willard, a school teacher, was born in Ind. in Mar 1877. On May 7, 1899 in Shelby Co. he married Emma F. Wissing. She was born in Ind. in June 1882. They do not yet have any children. Shown next is Mrs. Clemmie C. Phillips, a widow of Pardon L. Phillips who died between 1893 and 1900. Clemmie, formerly Miss Roberts, was born in Ind. in Oct 1866. She married Mr. Phillips in Henry Co. on Aug 28, 1885. They are the parents of two sons, Denford (b. June 1890) and Rupert (b. Feb 1893), as well as two daughters, Levada (b. July 1886) and Vedna (b. Dec 1887). Another widow, Mrs. Mary Lakin, possibly a sister of Clemmie Roberts Phillips above, is listed next. Mrs. Lakin was born in Ind. in Sept 1848. Also enumerated as living in her home are two of her brothers, Isaac and Hannibal H. Roberts. Isaac, a bartender, was born in Ind. in Feb 1862. Hannibal, who is not employed, was born in Ind. in Mar 1860.

North Carolina natives Mr. and Mrs. Milton Wood follow. Milton, a gardener, was born in Dec 1830. Elizabeth M. Wood, his wife of 48 years, was born in Mar 1836. They are the parents of six children, though only four survive and are living on their own.

The McFall family is shown next. Alexander E. McFall, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Aug 1858. On Mar 21, 1886 in Henry Co. he married Mary E. Slack. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1861. They are the parents of two children – Mable E. (b. Apr 1892) and Audry E. (b. June 1894).

Another Roberts family follows. Marion Roberts, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Sept 1852. Alzina L., his wife of 25 years, was born in Wisconsin in Nov 1852. They are the parents of six children, only five of whom survive. Four of their children are still living at home – Maude (b. June 1876 in Ohio), Clarence (b. Feb 1878 in Ind.), Clara (b. Feb 1890 in Ind.) and Irena (b. Mar 1895 in Ind.).

Ohio natives Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Maple are listed next. Ezra, a carpenter, was born in Nov 1842. On Sept 5, 1874 in Henry Co. he married Alice Smith. She was born in Mar 1852. They are the parents of two children, both living but no longer at home.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 66 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 57 residences were detailed in previous columns and 12 more are shown this week.

Following the Maple home (detailed last week) is the home of William Small. Mr. Small, a railroad section worker, was born in Ind. in Oct 1865. On Nov 11, 1886 in Henry Co. he married Louisa Edna Miller. Edna was born in Ind. in Sept 1868. They are the parents of two children – Grace O. (b. Aug 1887) and Claude A. (b. Feb 1889).

North Carolina native Samuel W. Heathcoe follows. Samuel, a day laborer, was born in Mar 1840. Sarah, his wife of 37 years, was also born in North Carolina in Apr 1842. They are the parents of seven children, though only six survive. Still living at home is their daughter Amanda. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1880 and works at a laundry as an ironer.

Ireland native Joseph Shaw is listed next. Mr. Shaw, a marble polisher, was born in Jan 1849 and came to America in 1867. On Oct 21, 1876 in Henry Co. he married Josephine Smith. She was born in Ind. in June 1847. They do not have any children.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin are enumerated after the Shaw’s. Henry Martin, a gardener, was born in Ind. in Mar 1828. Mary, his wife of 20 years, was born in North Carolina in Mar 1835. They are the parents of one child who is no longer living.

Kentucky native William Crenshaw follows. William, a mason, was born in Jan 1852. On June 23, 1881 in Henry Co. he married Rosa Jenkins. Rosa passed away sometime between Apr 1888 and June 1900. They are the parents of two children – Elsie (b. Sept 1884) and Clarence (b. Apr 1888).

New York native Charles Shea is listed next. Charles, a brick mason, was born in Feb 1853. Mattie E., his wife of 24 years was in Ohio in Dec 1859. They are they parents of three children all born in Ind. – Gertrude L. (b. Jan 1898), William O. (b. Sept 1879) and Lawrence E. (b. Dec 1888).

Two Webber families are shown next. Jacob Webber, a mill worker, was born in Tennessee in Apr 1863. On June 4, 1891 in Henry Co. he married Anna Lamb. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1872. They are the parents of two children – Harry (b. Nov 1891) and Roy (b. Sept 1895).

After Jacob Webber is William H. Webber, likely Jacob’s older brother. William, a day laborer, was also born in Tennessee in Jan 1859. On Nov 13, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Leavell. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1870. They do not have any children. Another Maple family is shown next. Albert B. Maple, a farmer, was born in Ohio in Apr 1853. Ida C., his wife of 17 years, was born in Ind. in Nov 1863. They are the parents of three children – Bertha L. (b. June 1884), Forest S. (b. May 1890) and Elmer C. (b. Dec 1894).

Mary C. Shaffer is listed next. Mary was born in Ind. in Mar 1855. She is single.

John Ollaker is shown after the home of Ms. Shaffer. John, who works as a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Jan 1839. He is also single.

Two more Ireland natives, Thomas Cleary and Mary Cleary, are enumerated next. Thomas, a retired railroad worker, was born in Dec 1824 and came to America in 1850. Thomas is a widower. His sister Mary was born in Aug 1838 and came to America in 1852.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 67 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 69 residences were detailed in previous columns and ten more are shown this week.

Following the Cleary family of Ireland (detailed last week) is the home of the Clair family. Mike Clair, also an Ireland native and retired farmer, was born in Apr 1835. He came to America in 1850. His wife, who was also born in Ireland, has passed away. Living with him is his daughter Johannah. She was born in Ind. in May 1860.

North Carolina native Clarkson Cox is listed next. Mr. Cox, a farmer, was born in Sept 1865. Lundy A., his wife of seven years, was born in Ind. in Oct 1874. They are the parents of two children – Joseph N. (b. July 1894) and Martha J. (b. June 1898).

England native Edmund Littlewood follows. Edmund, a broom maker, was born in Aug 1828. Harriett M., his wife of 43 years, was also born in England in Sept 1833. They came to America in 1865. They do not have any children.

Abraham Level, a widower, is shown next living alone. He was born in Ohio in Dec 1835 and works as a carpenter.

Mrs. Barbara McFall, a widow, and her son are listed after Mr. Level. Barbara was born in Ind. in Apr 1833. She is a mother of four though only three children survive. Her son John B. lives with her. John, a railroad section worker, was born in Aug 1870.

North Carolina natives Nathan C. and Samantha R. Swain are shown next with their children. Nathan, a farmer, was born in Jan 1850. On Aug 9, 1883 in Hancock Co. he married the former Miss Cox. Samantha was born in Aug 1855. (Their marriage record shows her name as Penelope R., not Samantha R.) They are the parents of four children, only two of whom survive. Still at home are their children Lura M. (b. Mar 1887) and Sanford O. (b. Aug 1890).

Two more England natives, John and Ann Bird, are listed next. John, a nursery farmer, was born in Mar 1828. On Aug 27, 1868 in Henry Co. John married the former Matilda Ann Manning. Ann was born in July 1834. They both came to America in 1868. They are the parents of one child, George W., who lives with them along with his wife and child. George, also a nursery worker, was born in Ind. in May 1869. On Nov 14, 1894 in Henry Co. George married Christie J. Deem. She was born in Ind. in Nov 1868. George and Christie have one child, Harry D., who was born in Nov 1896.

Ohio native Thomas Maple and family follow. Thomas, a teamster, was born in Jan 1849. On Nov 28, 1872 in Rush Co. he married Sarah Slack. She was born in Ind. in May 1852. They are the parents of five children – Max L. (b. about 1874), Florence (b. about 1879), Ralph (b. Nov 1882), Fred E. (b. Oct 1890) and Myrtle M. (b. Mar 1892). Only the three youngest children are still living at home.

David Harrison and his sister Sarah J. Harrison are listed next. David, a gardener, was born in Ind. in Sept 1848. Sarah was born in Ind. in Feb 1854. They are both single.

The Manning family is enumerated after the Harrison’s. Harry Manning, a grocer, was born in England in Mar 1844 and came to America in 1865. On Feb 19, 1873 in Henry Co. he married Mary J. Hatfield. She was born in West Virginia in Oct 1836. They are the parents of two children, Robert H. (b. July 1875) and Edward T. (b. July 1878). Robert also works as a grocer.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 68 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 79 residences were detailed in previous columns and nine more are shown this week.

Mrs. Alice Green, a widow, follows the Manning family (detailed last week). Alice was born in Ind. in Feb 1863. She is the mother of nine children, only seven of whom survive and live at home – sons Emry (b. Apr 1878), Benny (b. Jan 1886) and Earl (b. Mar 1892) along with her youngest daughters Katie (b. Apr 1887) and May (b. May 1893) as well as her married daughters Nellie B. Smith (b. July 1882) and Jessie Reeves (b. Apr 1884). Nellie was married to Frank Smith on Feb 10, 1899 in Henry Co. and though Nellie is listed as married, Frank is not shown as living in the home. Jessie was married to Orian Shirley Reeves on Mar 13, 1900. Mr. Reeves, who was born in Ind. in Mar 1881, does live with the rest of the Green family. Also living in the home are two servants, Ada Perkins (b. Nov 1882) and Grace Perkins (b. Mar 1881).

The Armstrong family lives next. Ira W. Armstrong, a painter, was born in Ind. in Oct 1864. On July 3, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Belle Davis. She was born in Ind. in Apr 1872. They are the parents of four children – James C. (b. June 1893), Myra F. (b. June 1895), Mary C. (b. Nov 1898) and Myrle (b. Feb 1900).

Edmund White, a farmer, and his family are shown next. Edmund was born in Ind. in Sept 1837. On Aug 12, 1880 in Henry Co. he married Adda Woodward. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1850. They are the parents of five children together – Edna A. (b. Sept 1881), Howard W. (b. Nov 1882), Olive E. (b. Jan 1885), Wayne W. (b. Mar 1887) and Cecil E. (b. June 1890). Also living in the home are two daughters of Edmund’s from an earlier marriage - Bertha (b. Oct 1870), an artist, and Evaline (b. Apr 1873), a school teacher.

The Risk family is enumerated after the White’s. John W. Risk, a farm laborer, was born in Ind. in June 1874. On Feb 20, 1896 in Henry Co. he married Erma O. Beeson. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1879. They have one child, Paul H., who was born in Jan 1897.

The Williamson family follows. Charles O. Williamson, also a farm laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1874. On Feb 25, 1894 in Henry Co. he married Nettie S. Catt. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1877. They are the parents of two children though only their son Horace M. (b. Aug 1898) is still living.

Illinois native Charles E. Welch, a day laborer, was born in Mar 1867. He is a widower. He has one daughter, Hazel P., who was born in Sept 1887 in Ind. Also living in the home are Charles’ sister, Luetha T. Gaylor and her daughter. Luetha was born in Illinois in Dec 1859. She is also widowed. She is the mother of two but only her daughter Daisy R. (b. Dec 1879) survives.

Another widower, John F. Koffman, is listed next. John was born in Ind. in Dec 1854. His occupation is listed as patient medicine.

Edward Sherrum, a day laborer, is shown after Mr. Koffman. Edward was born in Ind. in Mar 1859. He is still single.

Ms. Abigail Kipp, also single, follows Mr. Sherrum. Abigail was born in Ind. in Apr 1843. She is the mother of one child who is still living but no longer at home.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 69 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 88 residences were detailed in previous columns and eight more are shown this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Owens are enumerated after Abigail Kipp (detailed last week). Charles S. Owens, a commercial salesman, was born in Ind. in Sept 1867. His newlywed wife, Anna R., was born in Ind. in Sept 1872. They do not yet have any children.

North Carolina native Rufus E. Pitts lives next. Mr. Pitts, a superintendent at a mill, was born in Oct 1862. His wife of 15 years, Mary V., was born in Ind. in June 1862. They are the parents of two children though only their daughter Edna J. survives. She was born in Mar 1892.

The Rhodes family follows. Harry Rhodes, a farm laborer, was born in Ind. in Dec 1873. On June 19, 1895, in Henry Co. he married Nellie M. Mason. She was born in Ind. in Oct 1875. They have one child, Guy M., who was born in Apr 1898. Also living in the home is Harry’s brother Walter Rhodes. He was born in Ind. in Sept 1876. He is also a farm laborer.

The Mannings are enumerated next. Clendens S. Manning, who works at a box factory, was born in July 1869. On Aug. 29, 1895 in Henry Co. he married Alice J. Brittain. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1876. They are the parents of one child, Claud D., who was born in Apr 1897. Also living in the home is Alice’s sister, Melza E. Brittain. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge follow. Allison Trowbridge, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Apr 1868. His wife of six years, Laura C., was born in Ind. in May 1868. They are the parents of one child who is no longer living.

Shown next is Andrew Burch. Mr. Burch, a farm laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1866. About 1891, he married Leotta C. Beaver. She was born in Illinois in Dec 1874. They are the parents of one child, Richard F., who was born in Illinois in Mar 1893. Also living in the home are Leotta’s parents, John W. and Margaretta Beaver. John, a farm laborer, was born in Illinois and his wife of 27 years was born in Ind. in Feb 1849. Leotta is their only child. A servant, Eva Goodwin, is also living in the home. She was born in Ind. in Jan 1888.

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Shelton, a widow, is listed next. Elizabeth was born in Ind. in June 1823. She is the mother of seven children though just five are still living. One daughter, Ida W. Shelton, is living with her. Ida was born in Ind. in Nov 1865 and is now a school teacher.

The McCorkle family is enumerated next. Samuel M. McCorkle, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Dec 1858. In about 1885 in Henry Co. he married Margueretta “Maggie” Crandall. She was born in Ind. in Oct 1868. They are the parents of six children – Charles H. (b. Aug 1886), George E. (b. July 1888), Russell R. (b. Aug 1890), Ina B. (b. Feb 1893), Harry E. (b. Mar 1897), and William C. (b. Nov 1899).

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Genealogical Gleanings 70 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 96 residences were detailed in previous columns and eight more are shown this week.

Following the home of Samuel McCorkle (detailed last week) is the Parker home.  Isaac Parker, a farmer, was born in Ohio in May 1823. On Sept 22, 1847 in Henry Co. he married Hannah M. Newby, as recorded by the Spiceland Quaker Monthly Meeting. Hannah was born in Ind. in May 1823. They are the parents of eight children though only four survive. Only their daughter Mary A. Parker is still at home. Mary was born in Ind. in Aug. 1857.

Another Trowbridge family is enumerated after the Parkers. Robert E. Trowbridge, a day laborer, was born in June 1862. His wife of eight years, Lucy, was born in Ind. in Dec 1875. They are the parents of three children – Silva May (born Nov 1893), Chilton B. (born Oct 1896 and Alice G. (born Apr 1899).

North Carolina native Joseph M. Pitts Sr. follow. Mr. Pitts, a farmer, was born in June 1833. Kissiah L., his wife of 42 years, was also born in North Carolina in May 1840. They are the parents of 13 children though only ten survive. Still living at home is Walter E. (born Jan 1877), Ralph B. (born Nov 1882) and Joseph M. Gr. (born Sept 1890).

The Hodson family is listed next. Pleaseant B. Hodson, a farmer, was born in Ind. in 1833. On Aug 20, 1882 in Henry Co. he married Louise Bell Allison. She was born in Ind. in Nov 1858. They are the parents of one child, Arthur H. whom as born in Dec 1883. Also living in the home is a servant, Bridget McCliosky. She was born in Ireland in Apr 1840 and came to America in 1860.

William D. Matlock is shown after the Hodson family. William, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1837. His wife of 16 years, Ellen, was born in Ind. in July 1850. They are the parents of one child, Hazel, who was born in Ind. in Oct 1889.

The Williams family follows. George W. Williams, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Apr 1855. On Oct 28, 1869 in Henry Co. he married Sarah E. Barrett. She was born in Ind. in June 1859. They are the parents of five children though only four survive – Alphord A. (born Dec 1881), Milton E. (born Nov. 1888), Ida M. (born Aug 1885) and Atta E. (born Sept 1887).

The Deck family is listed next. John M. Deck, a farmer, was born in Apr 1862. On May 4, 1887 in Henry Co. he married Viola A. Tygart. She was born in Ind. in Feb 863. They are the parents of three children – Alice A. (born May 1884), Earnest F. (born Jan 1891) and Ralph E. (born July 1895).

Ms. Susannah Simmons is shown next. Susannah was born in Ohio in Aug 1838. She is the mother of one child, Joseph L. Simmons, who is living at home. He was born in Ind. in Feb. 1871 and is a farmer.

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Genealogical Gleanings 71 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 104 residences were detailed in previous columns and eight more are shown this week.

Following the home of Susannah Simmons (detailed last week) is the residence of Mrs. Clara A. Hodges, widow of William C. Hodges whom she married on Feb 10, 1886 in Henry Co. Clara was born in Ind. in Dec 1860. She is the mother of three children – Letha A. (b. Mar 1887), Lee J. (b. Aug 1889) and Lena G. (b. Aug 1891).

The Bockman family is listed next. Arthur Bockman, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct 1877. He married Silva M. Butterfield on May 30, 1897 in Hancock Co. They are the parents of two sons, Ira F. (b. Aug 1898) and Forest E. (b. Apr 1900).

Benjamin Wilson and family follow. Mr. Wilson, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1849. On Mar 4, 1869 in Hancock Co. he married Esther A. Flowers. She was born in Ind. in Apr 1853. They are the parents of ten children though only eight are still living. Six of their children are at home – Minnie E. (b. Oct 1879), Ollie A. (b. May 1881), Frank B. (b. Aug 1883), John R. (b. May 1888), Clarence C. (b. May 1894) and Roland (b. Dec 1899).

Noah B. White and his son Henry S. White live after the Wilson’s. Noah was born in Ind. in Feb 1842. On Dec 10, 1862 in Henry Co. he married Martha E. Conklin, who has since passed away. Henry was born in Sept 1871. They both work as farmers.

Another Trowbridge family is shown next. John J. Trowbridge, also a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1851. He is a widower. Two children still live at home with him – Charles M. (b. Apr 1879) and Arthur W. (b. May 1883).

Then another White family is enumerated after the Trowbridge’s. Mrs. Mary J. White, a widow, was born in Ind. in Oct 1834. She is the mother of seven children whom are all living. Her daughters Flora (b. June 1872) and Neoma J. (b. Dec 1875) are still at home. Flora is employed as a school teacher.

The Fort’s are shown next. Charles E. Fort, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Apr 1870. On Oct 16, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Nellie F. Green. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1871. They are the parents of two children though only their daughter Ruby G. survives. She was born in Oct 1893.

Illinois native Benjamin F. Ankrum, a farmer, is listed next. Mr. Ankrum was born in Oct 1877. His wife of eight years, Nora L., was born in Illinois in Apr e1879. They are the parents of one child, Myrle V. (b. Sept 1899). Also living in the home is Benjamin’s son-in-law Asa Hathaway. Mr. Hathaway, a farm laborer, was born in Illinois in Oct 1877.

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Genealogical Gleanings 72 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 112 residences were detailed in previous columns and nine more are shown this week.

Following the Ankrum family (detailed last week), is the home of Henry M. Fort. Mr. Fort, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1871. On May 17, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Alice F. Baldwin. She was born in Ind. in Sept 1869. They are the parents of one child, Rea G. Fort. She was born in Ind. in June 1896.

Another Fort family is listed next. Freeman Fort, a retired farmer, was born in Ind. in Jan 1827. On Mar 1, 1849 in Henry Co. he married Sarah Lewis. She was born in Ind. in Jan 1827.

The Maxwell family follows. James A. Maxwell, also a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1858. On Aug 17, 1887 in Hancock Co. he married Clara Thomas. She was born in Ind. in Nov 1859. They are the parents of two children, Iva (b. July 1888) and Fred (b. May 1894).

Lowry Fort is shown after the Maxwell’s. Lowry, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Nov 1858. On Sept 2, 1896 in Henry Co. he married Emma L. Cary. She was born in Ind. in Mar 1864. They are the parents of one child, Mildred (b. Nov 1897).

Enumerated next is Jospeh W. Cary, likely the brother of Mrs. Emma Fort listed above. Mr. Cary, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct 1854. On Aug 17, 1881 in Henry Co. he married Julia E. Addison. She was born in Ind. in Nov 1862. They are the parents of five children though only three survive. Still living at home are Vernon F. (b. Apr 1883), Erma F. (b. Sept 1886) and Luna L. (b. Mar 1898).

The Rhodes family follows. Jesse J. Rhodes, a farmer, was born in Ind. in a On Dec 14, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Anna M. Davis. She was born in Ind. in Dec 1862. They are the parents of two children, Leland (b. Sept 1893) and Blondie L. (b. Mar 1898).

Yet another Fort family is listed. William G. Fort, also a farmer, was born in Ind. in Sept 1863. Records show he married Leontine “Leone” Webb on Sept 24, 1887 in Hancock Co, but the census record shows they have been married “zero years.” Leone was born in Ind. in Apr 1874. They do not have any children. However, a hired hard, Charles W. Davis, is living in the home with them. Mr. Davis was born in Ind. in June 1881.

The family of Harry O. Boren is shown next. Harry, a farm laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar 1870. On Feb 15, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Nellie F. Armstrong. She was born in Ind. in Feb 1876. They are the parents of one child, Mary M. (b. Feb 1898).

Another Boren family follows. Charles T. Boren, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct 1859. On Jan 27, 1885 in Henry Co. he married Mary E. Maxwell, who is no longer living. One son lives at home with his father. Lee M. Boren was born in Ind. in Mar 1886.

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Genealogical Gleanings 73 – Southern half Wayne Township 1900

This week’s column continues detailing information on the families living outside of Knightstown in the southern half of Wayne Township in the 1900 Henry County census. The first 121 residences were detailed in previous columns and eight more are shown this week.

Following the two Boren families (detailed last week) is the Tweedy family home. Thomas A. Tweedy, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1850. On Sept 24, 1873 in Henry Co. he married Sarah E. Vandal. She was born in Ind. in July 1856. They are the parents of three children, all of whom survive. Still living at home are their two daughters Daisy E. and Minnie F. Daisy was born in Kansas in Feb 1879 and Minnie was born in Ind. in Dec 1888.

The Burns family is listed next. Albert R. Burns, a stone mason, was born in Ind. in Mar 1853. His wife of 22 years, the former Lena Richards, was born in Maryland in Mar 1861. They are the parents of five children, all of whom survive. Still living at home is their daughter Alice P. (b. Apr 1884) and their two sons Lawrence (b. Dec 1885) and Donald (b. Dec 1891).

Mr. and Mrs. Cox follow. William C. Cox, a railroad section laborer, was born in Ind. in Oct 1872. On Oct 1, 1899 in Henry Co. he married Laura Pearl Oakerson. Pearl was born in Kentucky in Nov 1873. They do not yet have any children.

Living on the same property, if not in the same home are Mrs. Cox’s parents and nephew. John Oakerson, head sawyer at a saw mill, was born in Kentucky in May 1848. Tobitha J. Oakerson, his wife of 30 years, was also born in Kentucky in June 1845. They are the parents of five children, all of whom survive, though all live on their own now. Their grandson Allen H. Oakerson does live with them. Allen was born in Ind. in Apr 1888.

Another Kentucky family is after the Oakersons. James W. Keene, a junk dealer, was born in Ky. in May 1859. On Jan. 20, 1879 in Madison Co., Ky. he married Mary Bell Lee. She was born in Ky. in Feb 1860. They are the parents of one child, James J. Keene. He was born in Ind. in Jan 1880 and works as a junk dealer too. Also living with them is Mary J. Church, a niece, who was born in Ky. in July 1887 and Walter E. Green, a nephew, who was born in Ky. in Nov 1841.

The Risk family is enumerated next. Oris Lee Risk, a farm laborer, was born in Ind. in Feb 1869. On Aug. 7, 1887 in Henry Co. he married Rosa B. McNew. She was born in Ind. in July 1870. They are the parents of three children – Arthur L. (b. Oct 1887), Clinton (b. July 1884) and Omar C. (b. May 1891).

Kansas native Shurman B. Herold is listed next. Shurman, a flour miller, was born in Oct 1865. Ollie B., his wife of 14 years, was born in Ind. in Nov 1866. They are the parents of two children – Clarence C. (b. Aug 1888 in Kansas) and Iona F. (b. Nov 1894 in Ind.).

The Johnson family follows. Gideon Johnson, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Feb 1845. On May 26, 1868 in Rush Co. he married Mary A. Tandy. She was born in Ind. in Aug 1845. They are the parents of two children, both of whom survive, though only their son Walter E. (b. Aug 1882) is still living at home.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1900 Wayne Township census outside of Knightstown. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.