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Genealogical Gleanings 134 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Sept. 13 column. (Note: There was no genealogy column published in last week’s Sept. 27 issue or the week before, Sept. 20, the column was about Banner publisher Eric Cox’s connections to Henry Co.)

The next home listed in the 1920 census, following the Robbins family at 38 W. Morgan (detailed in the Sept. 13 issue) is the one owned by the Parker family at 428 N. Jefferson Street. Robert M. Parker was born in Aug 1876, probably in Henry Co., the son of Nathaniel W. Parker and Lydia M. Chappell. Nathaniel and Lydia were married in Henry Co. on Jan. 1, 1868. Nathaniel was working as a slate roofer in Knightstown in 1880 and in 1870, the Knightstown census shows he is working in marble. Robert was one of five children and his other siblings included Ann, Charles, Mattie, and Carolyn. Robert married Nellie F. Camplin on Aug. 29, 1915 in Henry Co. Nellie was born in May 1884, probably in Henry Co. near Greensboro. She is the daughter of Robert Oliver Camplin and Sarah J. “Jennie” Phelps, who were married in Henry Co. on Oct. 19, 1878. In 1920, Robert is employed as a salesman at a dry goods store. He and Nellie do not yet have any children in 1920 but do when the 1930 Knightstown census was taken. Their daughter Sarah J. was born about 1921 and their son Robert M. was born about 1922. In 1930, the family is still living at 428 N. Jefferson and Robert is employed as a shoe salesman.

The Wilson family is listed next in the 1920 census at home they own at 420 N. Jefferson. Orville M. Wilson was born in Nov 1879, probably in Henry Co. He is the son of Charles C. Wilson and Harriet A. Allison, who married in Henry Co. on Sept. 11, 1878. Orville’s mother died when he was about four years old and his father remarried to Phebe E. Reddick on Nov. 28, 1883 in Henry County. Orville married Roxie D. Fort in Henry Co. on Oct. 19, 1903. Roxie was born in Apr 1883, possibly in Hancock County. She is the oldest child of Jesse M. Fort and Eva Belle Scott who were married in Hancock Co. on July 20, 1882. Orville and Roxie do not appear to have ever had any children. In the 1910 census, Orville is working as a plasterer but by 1920 his occupation is listed as a funeral director. In the 1930 Knightstown census, Orville and Roxie are shown as living at 16 Main Street. Orville is listed as a funeral director and Roxie is listed as his assistant in the undertaking room.

Next week’s column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

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Undoubtedly, there are many longtime family researchers living in or near Knightstown, and many others every year who become addicted to the hobby. Though I have little time to do extended research for others, I encourage others who have developed computer files on their local families to contact me about sharing their research in my online database so we can increase the chances to find others having Knightstown connections.

Also, I have been curious for a long time about the “fence factory” that is often mentioned by Knightstown residents in 1920 as their place of employment. If any Banner readers have any further information on this fence company, please call or email me.

This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Oct. 4 column. (Note: There was no genealogy column published in last week’s Oct. 11 issue.)

Following the home of Orville and Roxie Wilson (detailed in last column) is the home owned by Charles and Sarah Martin at 364 N. Jefferson Street.

Charles W. Martin was born in Ind. in Dec 1848, the son of Simon and Mary Martin. Simon Martin was born about 1817 in Delaware and married Mary Waddle in Union Co., Ind. on Apr. 5, 1838. Mary was born in Ind. about 1822. Simon moved from Union Co. to the rural Washington Township in Rush Co. between 1841 and 1849 with his wife and children including Julia A., James A., Dorothy E. and possibly Charles. Three other children – Thomas J., Nancy A., and Willard - would be born after they moved.

Charles married Sarah E. Redding on Mar. 13, 1870 in Henry Co. and was living right next to his parents that year in the Washington Township of Rush Co. Charles and Sarah would have two children, Luther R. (b. June 1872) and Simon (b. Jan 1874) in Rush Co. before moving into Knightstown sometime between 1901-1909 as they were living on Jefferson Street in 1910. Through 1910, Charles earned a living as a farmer but in 1920, he was working as a night watchman for the town. His son Luther married Birdie Cole on Jan. 22, 1901 in Marion Co. and they had one son, Eugene (b. about 1904). His son Simon married Hattie Adams in Henry Co. on Sept. 5, 1894 and they had at least one child, Mabel I. (b. May 1895).

Following Charles and Sarah Martin’s house in 1920 Knightstown is the home owned by Joseph R. and Iola M. Cook at 362 N. Jefferson.

Joseph R. Cook was born in Ind. in Aug 1871. His wife, Iola M., was born about Apr 1874 in Pennsylvania. They were married about 1892, according to earlier census records, though no marriage record was found online. Joseph and Iola had one child, Floyd W., who was born in June 1893. Joseph was working as a farmer in the 1900 census and living in or near Spiceland. The family had moved into Knightstown and is living on Jefferson Street by 1910, at which time Joseph earned a living as a harness maker in his own shop. In 1920, Joseph is still a harness maker but by 1930 his occupation is listed as a cobbler at his shoe shop. It is not specified if it is his shop.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

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This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Oct. 18 column.

Following the Cook home (detailed last week) is the home owned by Boren family at 354 N. Jefferson Street. Harry O. Boren was born in May 1870, likely in Henry County. Harry married Nellie F. Armstrong in Henry Co. on Feb. 15, 1893. Nellie was born in Feb 1876 in Ind.

Harry is the son of Albert Boren and Mary A. Fredrick, whom were married in Henry Co. on Feb. 15, 1855. Albert and Mary had at least five other children including Marlena (b. abt 1857), Charles F. (b. abt 1859), Frank M. (b. abt 1860), Oliver M. (b. abt 1862), Laura E. (b. abt 1864), and William (b. abt 1866). Harry worked as a farm laborer in 1900 and 1910. By 1920, Harry was working as a miller at a flour mill. Later, in 1930, Harry was working as a delivery person for a grain elevator.

Nellie Boren was likely the daughter of Marcus V. Armstrong and Mary C. Smith. The Armstrongs were married in Rush Co. on Mar. 6, 1872. They had at least two other children. Sons Leroy (b. abt 1873) and Harry (b. abt 1878) were listed in the 1880 Knightstown census.

Harry and Nellie had two children. Mary M. Boren was born in Feb 1898 and Ethel L. Boren was born about 1905.

The Moffitt family is listed after the Borens in the 1920 census in the home they own at 346 N. Jefferson Street. Carl A. Moffitt was born in Aug 1886 either in Rush Co. or Henry Co. Carl married Clenna M. Smith in Henry Co. on Nov. 25, 1909.

Carl is the son of Christopher M. Moffitt and Ellenora Johnson, whom were married in Henry Co. on Mar. 13, 1878. The Moffitts were living in Center Township in Rush County in the 1880 census and 1900 census, but had moved to Henry Township near Spiceland in 1910. Christopher and Ellenora had at least seven other children including Lena B. (b. Mar 1882), Elva E. (b. Oct 1884), Bessie P. (b. Feb 1891), Ethel F. (b. Nov 1892), Mary H. (b. Nov 1895) and Helen F. (b. abt 1903).

Clenna Moffitt was born in Ind. about 1889. No further information on her parents was able to be obtained.

Carl and Clenna Moffitt had at least four children including Donald C. (b. abt 1911), Juanita (b. abt 1915), David S. (b. abt 1921) and Dick E. (b. abt 1929). Carl was working as a farm laborer in the 1910 census in Rush Co. and as a carpenter in the 1920 Knightstown census. But, sometime between 1921 and 1928, Carl and Clenna moved their family to Oregon where they were living in the city of Portland (Multnomah Co.). There Carl was working as a carpenter in a railroad shop.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or comments.

 

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This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Oct. 25 column.

Following the home of the Moffitt family (detailed last week) is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson at 340 N. Jefferson Street. James M. Wilson was born in Ohio in Oct 1848, the son of Robert H. (b. abt. 1826) and Sarah A. (b. abt. 1831) Wilson. His parents were married about 1847, possibly in Muskingum County, Ohio, where they were living in the 1850 with their two-year old daughter Crissendo and 11-month old daughter Ida. Living by them is Robert’s brother John Wilson and his wife Mary. Robert and John are both listed as shoemakers. Both men were born in Pennsylvania.

By 1860, Robert and Sarah had moved the family to Monroe Twp. of Preble Co., Ohio, where they live with their two oldest daughters and sons James and William (b. abt. 1853). They also have another daughter, Francis (b. 1859). Robert is still working as a shoemaker.

The family had moved to Harrison Twp. of Henry Co., Ind. by 1870 as they were living there with their sons James and William as well as daughters Francis and Mary, who was born about 1867 in Indiana. James is 18 in this census and has followed in his father and uncle’s footsteps. Both James and his father are working as shoemakers.

James married Celestina “Lettie” Munden on June 28, 1873 in Henry Co. She was born in Sept 1853, likely in Henry Co. She is the daughter of David L. Munden (b. Ind., Sept 1831) and Ruth Pressnall (b. Ind., abt. 1837). David and Ruth were married on July 2, 1852 in Henry Co. They were living in rural Henry Twp. of Henry Co. in 1860 with Celestina and their younger children Leonard (b. abt. 1858), Mary (b. abt. 1859), and Lula (b. 1860). David and Ruth must have moved to Iowa shortly after Celestina was born then back to Indiana in 1859 as Leonard and Mary were born in Iowa but Lula was born in Indiana. Ruth likely died sometime between 1861 and 1872 as David remarried on Jan. 27, 1872 in Henry Co. to Margaret Bundy (b. Apr 1844). They had one child, Herman (b. Apr 1874). He married Grace Hinshaw on June 26, 1897 in Henry Co. and they were living in his parents’ home in 1900 with their son Cleo (b. Aug 1898).

In 1880, James and Lettie Wilson were living in Harrison Twp. of Henry Co. with their three children – Wallace D. (b. June 1874), Elizabeth H. “Lizzie” (b. Mar 1876), and William L. (b. abt. 1878). James is still a shoemaker. By 1900, James and Lettie had moved to Knightstown where they were living on Jefferson Street. Their daughter Lizzie and her husband are living with them. Lizzie married George W. Hardy on Nov. 30, 1898 in Henry Co. George Hardy was born in Ind. in Mar 1868. He works as a machinist in 1900. James works as a shoemaker his whole life and has his own shop by 1910 or earlier. James and Lettie continued to live on Jefferson Street through the 1920 census. James died before 1930 but Lettie is still on Jefferson St. in 1930 with Lizzie’s family living with her. By 1930, Lizzie’s husband George Hardy owns and operates his own machine shop and they have a son, George Jr. (Note – in 1930, the home’s address is shown as 304 Jefferson, not 340)

Their son Wallace was enumerated in 1900 as living at the Eastern Indiana Hospital for the Insane in Richmond where he is working as an employee. He married Anna Berneice Wright in Henry Co. on Nov. 4, 1902. They lived in Richmond after their marriage to at least 1930 where Wallace continued to work at the asylum as a laundryman. After losing two children early on in their marriage, they did not have any others.

James’ son William was unable to be located in 1900. However, on Oct. 17, 1906 in Henry Co., William married Mary Ethel McGuffin. They were living in Knightstown in 1910 on Brown Street with their son Gilbert. By 1920, the family had moved to Anderson but by 1930 William had died and Ethel is living back in Knightstown with her children Gilbert (b. abt. 1909), Richard L. (b. abt. 1913) and Martha L. (b. abt. 1921).

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or additional information.

 

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A few weeks I requested any information folks had on the fence company frequently in the early 1900 censuses. I have received some further information on this company. I would like to publish a story in the near future on this company but would love to hear from any others who know more about it. Please email or call the Banner and leave a message if you have further information to share. Any help is most appreciated.

This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Nov. 1 column.

Following the home of James and Lettie Wilson is the home owned by Mr. and Mrs. Paddock at 332 N. Jefferson. Rife Paddock was born in Ind. about 1855. He works as a carpenter. His wife, Amanda, was born in Iowa about 1861. Information prior to 1920 was able to be found on this couple. They were still living on Jefferson Street in 1930 but there address in that census shows 310 N. Jefferson. Also living in the home with the couple in 1920 is Elaine Huffman, a servant. She was born in Ind. about 1904.

The White family is listed after the Paddocks at the home they own at 322 N. Jefferson. Edgar T. White was born in Ind. in Jan 1843. He married Ada T. Mullin on Mar. 17, 1875 in Wayne Co. They have lived on Jefferson Street for at least ten years as they are living there in the 1910 census. But, in 1900, the family is living in Ripley Township in Rush Co. with their daughter, Eula, who was born in Ind. in Dec 1879. This 1900 census shows that they are the parents of one child. In 1880, Edgar and Ada are living in Howard Co. with five-month old Eula. This 1880 census indicates Edgar was born in Ohio and his name is listed as Edward. Edgar is listed in all these census records as a farmer.

The Huston family is shown after the Whites at the home they own at 314 N. Jefferson. Thomas M. Huston (also shown as Houston in other records) was born in Ind. in Feb 1839. Though information on his parents was not found, his father was born in Ireland and his mother was born in Ohio. His wife, Mary E., was born in Ind. in Oct 1848. They are the parents of two children. Thomas and Mary have lived on Jefferson Street since at least 1910. However, in the 1900 census, they are living in Center Township of Rush Co. Thomas is shown as a farmer in censuses from 1880 to 1920.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or additional information.

 

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This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Nov. 8 column.

Following the home of the Huston family (detailed last week) is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Addison at the home they own at 304 N. Jefferson. James Glen Blaine Addison was born in Feb 1876 in Hancock Co., the oldest child of John W. Addison and Susan Fall. John W. (b. Dec 1859 in Ind.) and Susan (b. Feb 1862 in N.C.) were married in Hancock Co. on Apr. 17, 1883.

Blaine’s father John W. is the son of John R. Addison and Aceneth (last name unknown). They were living in Shelby Co. in 1860 when John was just a year old with two older children, Sarah C. (b. abt. 1854) and Mary E. (b. abt. 1857). Aceneth likely died about 1861 as John remarried on Oct. 26, 1862 in Hancock Co. to Elizabeth Willis (possibly her married name). They had also had children – Jasper N. (b. Oct 1865), David (b. Apr 1868), Cornelia (b. Dec 1869) and James (b. Nov 1875). From 1870 to 1910, John and Elizabeth lived in Blue River Twp. of Hancock Co. But, John died between 1910 and 1920 and Elizabeth moved back to Shelby Co. where in 1920 she lives with her daughter Cornelia (“Nealy”).

John W. and his family were living right next to his parents in Hancock Co. in 1900 where Blaine was likely born as well as his sister, Maude (b. Sept 1886), and his brother Raymond (b. Nov 1890). By 1910, John and Susan have moved their family to Ripley Twp. of Rush Co. By 1920, they own a home on Fifth Street in Carthage. They are still living there in 1930. John works as a farmer throughout his life.

No further information was able to be found on the ancestry of Susan Fall.

James Blaine Addison married Nellie L. Sullivan on Mar. 16, 1912. In Knightstown’s 1920 census, a niece, Mary Sullivan, is living with them. In the 1930 census, they are still living on Jefferson St. and Mary still lives with them. However, in this census, she is listed as a foster daughter. Mary was born in Ind. about 1915. It appears that Mary and Blaine did not have any children. Blaine is a retail grocery merchant in both the 1920 and 1930 Knightstown censuses.

Nellie Sullivan was born in Hancock Co. in Jan 1890. She is the daughter of John Sullivan and Nancy E. Cooper, who were married in Hancock Co. on Aug. 18, 1882.

John was born in New York in Jan 1860 and Nancy was born in Ind. in June 1860. John likely came to Indiana without his parents. At age 21, he is a boarder/farm laborer living with the family of Madison M. Cox in 1880 Hancock Co. After he marries Miss Cooper, they rent a home on Spring St. in Greenfield, where they are living in 1900 and John is working as a bartender. This census shows Nancy is the mother of 14 children, only nine of whom survive. All nine children are still at home in this census – Alma (b. Oct 1879), Howard (b. Apr 1883), Willie (b. Dec 1884), Thomas (b. June 1888), Nellie, Edward A. (b. Dec 1892), Nora M. (b. May 1894), Nannie M. (b. July 1897), and Clara L. (b. Dec 1899). By 1910, the family is renting a home at 509 S. Pennsylvania St. in Greenfield. Despite it being 10 years later and two additional children living with the family (daughter, Miami C., b. 1902, and son, Christian M., b. 1906) , this 1910 census shows Nancy is the mother of 13 children, with ten living.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Morgan family is enumerated next. Email scox@thebanneronline.com with questions or additional information.

 

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This week’s column continues detailing the families living in Knightstown residences in 1920 from where we left off in the Nov. 15 column.

Following the home of Blaine and Nellie Addison (detailed last week) is the home of the Morgan family at 236 N. Jefferson Street. Raymond Morgan has lived on Jefferson Street with his wife, Bertha, and their children, for at least 20 years.

Charles Raymond Morgan was born in Indiana in Dec 1868, the son of Charles D. Morgan and Elvira H. Woods. His parents were married in Henry Co. on Nov. 14, 1856. Besides Ray, they were the parents of at least three other children including Willard T. Morgan, Frances H. “Fanny” Morgan, and Erie C. Morgan.

Charles D. Morgan was born in July 1829, possibly in Wayne Co., Ind. He was the son of Nathan Morgan (b. 1792 in New Jersey) and Margaret Holloway (b. 1799 in Virginia). Charles was an attorney and banker in Knightstown for several years. In 1860 and 1880, he was listed as an attorney. In 1870 and 1900, he was listed as a banker. In 1870, Charles’ real estate was valued at $26,000. That amount would be more than $360,000 in today’s world. His personal estate in 1870 was valued at $15,000 (more than $200,000 today).

Mrs. Elvira Morgan was born about 1834, likely in Henry Co., and was the daughter of Robert and Hannah Woods. Mr. Woods (b. abt. 1806 in Ky.) seems to have been a prominent farmer in the Knightstown area. He owned $33,600 in real estate value in the 1850 Henry Co. census. Robert was listed as a farmer and trader in the 1860 with real estate valued at $74,000 and personal estate valued at $35,000. That amount, $74000, would be more than $1.5 million in today’s world. In 1870, Robert is listed as “retired from business” and his real estate was valued at $90,000 (nearly $1.3 million today) and his personal estate valued at $130,000 (over $1.8 million today). Mr. Woods died in Knightstown on Oct. 21, 1892 at the age of 85. His wife, Hannah, preceded him in death on Mar. 7, 1884. She was about 1808 in Ohio. Robert and Hannah had several other children including Nancy (b. abt 1837), Henry (b. abt 1839), Caroline (b. abt 1845), Robert E. (b. abt 1847), and Florence Augusta (b. Mar 1851).

Elvira died on Apr. 17, 1899 in Knightstown. Charles D. Morgan remarried to Rebecca F. Gray on Aug. 19, 1890 in Henry Co. Rebecca was born in Ind. in Nov 1855. Charles died in Knightstown on June 22, 1911.

Information on the maiden name of Mrs. Bertha Morgan, wife of this column’s initial subject, Raymond Morgan, was unable to be found at this time. Ray and Bertha had several children including Charles T., Donald S., Stewart (or Stuart) R., Frances E. “Betty”, Robert, Richard M., and Louise. Raymond Morgan was listed as a farmer in all census records 1900-1930.

Much more information on these individuals listed above is included in my online database. If you think you may be related to one of these persons or think you may be able to provide more accurate information or additional details on these families, please email scox@thebanneronline.com to request a link to the online database. This database contains nearly 800 individuals now with more being added each week.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Winslow family is enumerated next.

 

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This week’s column continues detailing the ancestry of families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where we left off in the last column on November 22. (There was no column published on Nov. 29 or Dec. 6.)

Following the Morgan family (detailed last week) is the home of the Winslow family at 21 W. Brown Street. Gurney J. Winslow was born in Ind. about 1867. In 1920, he works as a barber in his own shop. He married Jennie May Carter on Sept. 10, 1914 in Grant County. Jennie was born in Ind. about 1888. They have one child, Elizabeth M., who was born about 1914.

In 1910, Gurney lived at the Ind. Soldiers & Sailors Home where he worked as a janitor. In 1880, he is living in Spiceland with his father, Spencer Winslow, who is a North Carolina native (b. abt. 1822). Spencer is a barber in 1880 but, in 1870, he’s a farmer living in Fairmount area of Grant County. Spencer had previously lived in Ripley Township of Rush County near Carthage in 1860 and 1850. Gurney’s mother, Emaline was born in North Carolina about 1836 and died between 1871 and 1879.

The Lutholtz family is listed after the Winslows in the home they own at 125 Harrison Street. William H. Lutholtz was born in Ind. in Feb 1863. William has been working as a barber in Knightstown since at least 1900 and by 1920, he owns his own barber shop. He is still running his shop in 1930 and the family is still at 125 Harrison. William married Mary J. Boblett on July 15, 1903 in Henry County. Mary was born in Ind. about 1878. They have two children – Myron E. (b. abt. 1905) and Mildred L. (b. abt. 1921).

The next family listed in the 1920 census after the Lutholtz family is that of the Earl Leisure family at 135 Harrison Street. Earl Leisure was born in Ind. in March 1895, the son of Alva J. Leisure and Eldora Anderson.

Earl’s youngest years were likely adventurous. His parents were married on Oct. 30, 1890 in Hancock County, but the family had lived shortly in Pennsylvania as Earl’s older brother Paul was born there in March 1893. Within two years they were back in Ind. as Earl’s birth date and place indicates. Then, in 1900, when Earl was just five years old, the family had moved to Beebe, Arkansas. There Earl’s father Alva was a proprietor of a saw mill. By 1910, the family had moved back to Blue River Township of Hancock County. Alva and Eldora were still living there in 1920 and 1930 when Alva is listed in both censuses as a machinist at a fence factory.

Earl married Gladys Sleeth on Sept. 16, 1916 in Hancock Co. Gladys was born in Ind. about 1899. In the 1920 census, Earl is working as a laborer at a factory. By 1930, Gladys has died and Earl is living alone on East Pratt Street in Indianapolis. There he works as a knitter at a hosiery factory. His brother Ralph Leisure and his wife and children live right next to Earl. His brother is also employed at the hosiery factory. Earl and Gladys had at least one child. Their son Eugene L. was born in 1817. In 1930, when Earl is living in Indianapolis, Eugene was found still living in Hancock County with the family of Grant and Eva Ball. He is listed as their nephew.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Copeland family is enumerated next.

Please email scox@thebanneronline.com with comments, additional information or questions.

 

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Due to the many obligations this holiday season, there will not be a regular genealogy column this week. I would, however, like to again encourage Banner readers to share their Knightstown area family history. This information is being gathered to help create a more detailed, accurate and personal historical perspective of the local history and to improve the information garnered from research while writing this weekly column.

Information provided to this writer/researcher by readers will not be shared with any type of marketing group. Also, the online database where the Genealogical Gleanings individuals appear does not allow information to be made available online for any individuals born before 1920. The request for information is being sought only for historical purposes.

Following is a list of all surnames currently in the Knightstown Genealogical Gleanings database, which now includes over 800 individuals. There are also more than 70 other individuals in the database with no last name. Those surnames are:

ADAMS, ADDISON [41], AHAUS [5], AKER, ALLISON [2], ALSPAUGH, ALSPAW, ARMSTRONG [13], BARKER, BARRETT [3], BAUR [5], BEEMAN [4], BELL, BENJAMIN, BIG, BLACK, BOAK, BOLEN, BOREN [11], BOWMAN [3], BRANSON [2], BROCK, BROSIUS, BROWN, BUNDY, BUTCHER, CAMPLIN [2], CAREY [3], CASE, CASS, CATES, CATT, CHAPPELL, CHARLES, CLARK, CLEAVER [2], COFFIN, COLE [2], COLLINS, COOK [3], COOPER, COPELAND [6], CRAIG [2], CRANFILL, CRASHER, CULBERTSON [10], CUNNINGHAM [6], CUPP, CURTIS, DAVID [3], DAVIS, DEEM, DILLE [4], DOAN, DUNBAR, DURNIN [2], EADS [2], EDWARDS [3], ELLIOTT [5], ELLIS [2], ESTELL, EUBANK [2], EVANS, FALKNER, FALL, FANNY, FAULKNER, FINCH, FISHER, FITHIAN [3], FLICK, FLOREA, FORT [4], FOUTZ, FREDRICK, GALLIHER, GARNER [5], GARRIS, GARTEN, GEORGE [4], GILSON [2], GIPE, GIRTY [5], GLASS, GLYMPSE, GODSEY, GOODMAN, GOODNOE, GORDON, GOSSER [2], GRAY [2], GREEN, GRIFFIN, HALL, HAM [2], HAP, HARDY [2], HARTSOCK, HASKET [2], HAUFLER, HAYWOOD [4], HEATHCOE, HEDRICK, HEIM [7], HELMS, HENDERSHOTT, HILL, HINSHAW, HOLDING, HOLLAND [12], HOLLOWAY [4], HOOTEN [5], HOPKINS [3], HUBER [3], HUSTON, JAMES [3], JERRY, JINKS, JOHNSON [5], JORDAN [8], KATTAU, KELLY [4], KERWOOD, KINDER [2], KIRK, KONZELMAN [4], KRINER [2], LAMBERT, LAMORE, LANGLEY [2], LAWRENCE, LEE, LEONARD, LETTIE, LEWIS [3], LOCKE [4], MACDONALD [2], MACY [2], MAPLE [16], MARSH [1], MARTIN [15], MATTIX, MCBRIDE [3], MCCANN, MCCONNELL, MCGOWAN [2], MCGRAW, MCGUFFIN, MCMULLEN [2], MCNABB, MEREDITH, MEYSKER, MIDKIFF, MILLER, MOFFITT [14], MOLES, MONROE, MONTICUE, MONTIGUE, MORGAN [25], MORRISON, MULLIN, MUNDEN [7], NAY, NEWBY [6], NILES, NIPP [20], O'MALEY [12], O'MALIA [3], OXLEY, PADDOCK, PAINTER, PALEMER [3], PARK, PARKER [9], PASSAGE [6], PAVEY, PERRY [3], PHELPS, PIKE [2], PITTS, POLLY, PORTER [2], POWELL, POWERS, PRESSNALL, PRICE, PRITCHARD [3], PYLE\PILE [2], RAMSEY [3], RAY, REDDICK, REDDING, REISER, REYNOLDS [2], RHODES [5], RICHARDSON [3], RICHEY, RIGGS [4], RISK [3], RITCHIE [7], ROBBINS [4], ROBERTS [8], ROBINSON [2], ROGERS [2], ROSS, RUBY, SALLEE, SAMPLE, SCHAEFFER, SCHAFFER, SCHATZLEIN [2], SCOTT [2], SHURRAN [2], SILVER [8], SIMPSON, SIPES [4], SMITH [8], SPINNING, SPUTH, STANLEY, STARBUCK [2], STEELE [4], STEINER [4], STOCKTON [2], STRAUCH, STUART, SULLIVAN [13], SWAIN, TALBERT [2], TAYLOR, THOMAS, TINNEY, TIPTON [8], TRAVIS, UNGER, WADDLE, WAGONER [3], WALKER [3], WALLACE [3], WALLING, WEAVER [4], WEEKS, WELLS, WHITAKER [5], WHITCRAFT, WHITE [3], WILKINSON, WILLIAMS [4], WILLIAMSON, WILLIE, WILLIS, WILSON [16], WISEHART, WOODS [13], WRIGHT [2], WYATT, WYSONG, YATES.

If you have further information on any of the surnames above or would like to have your family’s genealogy added to the database, please contact Stacy Cox at the Banner at 345-2292. You may also mail anything you would like to share to Stacy Cox-The Banner, P.O. Box 116, Knightstown, IN 46148 or email scox@thebanneronline.com with comments, additional information or questions.

Note: The database described above has, since this column was written, been updated to include all names from all genealogy column from 2003 through 2007, when the column ceased publication.