Delaware County, Indiana

Posted Queries for August 1997

EASLEY, ESSLEY, PATTON, SIMMONS posted by Gwen Boyer BJORKMAN on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

John ESSLEY b. ca. 1770, d. 1834 Delaware Co, IN; land grant 1814 in Union Co, IN says from KY. John and Francis EASLEY in Nicholas Co, KY 1800 census. Thomas PATTON b. ca. 1755, d. 1834 in Fayette Co., IN, reported to have served in the Rev. War from MD. He was in OH by 1810. His son William PATTON m. Rebecca ESSLEY 1818 in Franklin Co, IN. William PATTON to Delaware Co, IN where his dau Nancy PATTON m. Rial SIMMONS in 1838. Rial was the son of Peter SIMMONS who d. 1835 in Delaware Co.

MALINOWSKI posted by D. BOLLERT on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

John MALINOWSKI, Jr was born Sept 1886 in Grand Rapids, MI. He married Augusta of St. Joseph, MI. They had 3 children: Vincent, Ruth and Edward. Sometime after the 1920 census John moved to Muncie. He was living there in 1940, when his father died. A family letter (from the 60's or 70's) mentions his son, Edward still living in the same house in Muncie. I assume his father, John had died by then. There are no MALINOWSKI's listed in the current Muncie directory. Can someone check an old city directory to see when John was last listed? Are there indexed obituaries for the Muncie area? All ideas to help narrow down his death date would be appreciated.

OGLE, SHOCKLEY, TRIPLETT posted by Donata BOYLE on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Hello, Is anyone searching the OGLE or TRIPLETT or SHOCKLEY lines in Delware County Indiana? James Shockley b.1792 d.1849 sp Mary Ogle b.1799 d.aft 1860 & bef. 1870? (Mary shows up in the Monroe twp.Del.Co.In. census in 1850 & 1860 and then is not in 1870 or 1880 census so am presuming she did sometime between these census.) David Shockley b.1827 d.1863 sp Susan Triplett b.1831 d.1894 Susan Triplett 2nd sp John Curts Have a very extensive file I'am working on, on the Shockley line it looks like all the Shockley's in Delaware Co.In. were all related steming from the above James Shockley and Mary Ogle. I have dates ect on the names above among most of the other's in my database. Anyone searching any of these please email me Thanks,

TOOTLE, TUTTLE posted by Kim D. COX on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

My ancestor, General TOOTLE/TUTTLE d 1879 in Darke Co., IN. He was b c1800 in NC, he lived in Rush Co from 1840-1860. I can't seem to locate him afterwards. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Kim

BRANSON, DAVIS posted by Eldon E. DAVIS on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Am looking for names of parents of Asa DAVIS and Mary Jane BRANSON. Asa and Mary were married in Dec 1846 in Delaware Co. Believe they later lived in Madison Co. Known children were Theodore, Thomas, and Hampton. Please email findings to:

FLEMING, HOLLOWAY posted by Kay FLEMING on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Researching the FLEMING and HOLLOWAY families of Delaware county in the 1840-1855 time period. Benjamin, son of Noris Fleming married Louisa Holloway in 1844. Who were her parents? Any information on these persons appreciated.

BARTLETT, FLEMING, TURNER posted by Thomas GEBE on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Am researching the TURNER and BARTLETT surnames in Delaware, Co., IN. Specifically, Harrison TURNER b. in IN m. Mary BARTLETT b. 1838 d. 1921. Their children: George, Beatrice, Elizabeth, Leroy, Cora, Lily, Benjamin, Hattie, and Lucy. Mary's parent's: Benjamin BARTLETT b. 1775 d. 1858, m. 1815 in VA (WV) to Elizabeth FLEMING b. 1793 d. 1843 in IN.

BARRETT, WOODRING posted by Julie HEIDE on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

I am looking for the birthdate of WILLIAM FRANK BARRETT. He was married on 5-9-1864 to HANNA WOODRING in Delaware Co. IN and raised 12 children there. He died on 1-2-1920 and I believe he is buried in Elizabeth Town Cemetery. I would also like to know of any info on his parents(names, birth-death dates etc)

HOWELL, PRIEST posted by John LAIRD on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

am researching the PRIEST family that came to Delaware County in the 1830's-40's from Clark County OH. Jeremiah and Elijah appeared to settle there, along with a sister Phoebe Priest HOWELL, married to Jeremiah HOWELL. I would like to exchange info with anyone working on these lines.

FRANK posted by Su LINK on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Any FRANK who lived in Albany, Dunkirk area. Steve FRANK was the owner of a gas station. There was a black bear that could be wrestled for a fee. Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

GILMORE, SUTTON posted by Linda THORPE on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

I am looking for information on Humphrey/Umphrey &/or Sophronia SUTTON. Humphrey was born in Kentucky about 1795 and married Sophronia GILMORE there in 1818. They lived in Wayne County by 1820 & my gg grandfather was born there in 1832 - the last of at least 6 children. In May of 1839 they sold their Wayne County lot but they had already moved to Delaware County. They are not on the 1850 census & I do not know what happened to them. Would someone be so kind as to check the Deed Index to see if they bought or sold land in Delaware County? Oliver remained in Delaware County until his death in 1900.


I am looking for descendants of SAMUEL HUTCHINGS and MARGARET STOUT. Moved to Muncie, IN (New Burlington area) around 1820. Samuel died July, 1849 and Margaret died May, 1856. Seeking information on any HUTCHINGS from the Muncie, IN area from 1820 through 1860. Other family names RIBBLE, RECTOR, CHALFANT, CARY, JACKSON, COATES, MULKINS, PAYTON AND PERINE.

BAKER, REYNOLDS posted by Ronald L. BAKER on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Information on Amos H. BAKER born Dec. 25, 1839 and died July 3,1919. Amos lived in Delaware County Indiana where he is believed to have come from Butler County Pa. He married Sarah REYNOLDS from Blackford County Indianadate unknown. I believe Amos was a member of the 35 or 36 Indianna Volunteers. I am after information preseeding the mid 1880s back to his birth and the family line before him. I am also after information on Lizzie "Shonara" who may have been a native american indian and who married Alf Baker on the 24th of July 1890 in Gant County Indiana. I have a family Bible that has the births, deaths and marriages of the Harris, Patterson and Gilliland famalies from the 1820 through the later 1890s in Grant County I will share with anyone interested. Indiana

RUTHERFORD, VANMATRE posted by Linda BELLOMO on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am looking for the parents and siblings of RICHARD VAN MATER b. circa 1850. He was married to MARY RUTHERFORD. They had at least one child:ALTA A.VAN MATER/VAN MATRE b.1878 Delaware Co, In. - d. 1916 in Delaware Co.,In. Any help on these families is appreciated. Thank you.

JEFFREY, VANMATRE posted by Linda BELLOMO on Saturday, August 23, 1997

am looking for the JEFFREY/VANMATRE family. DR.HOMER SCOTT JEFFREY b.? - 1918 Delaware, Co.,Ind. Married in 1896 to ALTA(ATTA) VAN MATRE.Children born in Delaware Co.: Golda( Charles Raymond Garthwait) and Helen( Dr.William Braunlin). Who were Homer and ALta's parents and siblings? I have information that I would be happy to share. Thank you. Linda

GETTS, RIFE posted by Bob BLAKELEY on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for families of Jacob RIFE b. 23 SEP 1836 PA or VA and Margaret E. GETTS b. 28 DEC 1840 PA or VA, married 31 MAY 1840 in Delaware Co, IN, 11 children: George 1861, David 1864, Benjamin 1865, Sarah 1867, Horatio 1868, Mary 1870, Theodore 1872, Charles 1875, Cora 1877, John b/d 1881, Ida 1885. Jacob's father was John RIFE b. Germany. They were "dunkers".

COMPLIMENT, FADELY, HAWKINS, PIERSON posted by Mary CAMPBELL on Saturday, August 23, 1997

FADELY,HAWKINS,PIERSON,COMPLIMENT. John Franklin Fadely b. 1863 Mason co.,W.Va d. 1930 in Delaware co.,In. m. Amelia Hawkins b. 1868.d.1929 Delaware co.,In bur Union cem. Delaware co.,IN. Child Gora L. Fadely b.12-17-1892 Point Pleasant. WVa.m. Hattie L. Pierson b.8-12-1895,d.9-28- 1965 in Delaware co. IN.Daughter of James and Amanda (Gump) Pierson.Gora and Hattie had one child James Fadely,b.8-13-1930, Delaware co.,IN m.Virginia M.Compliment 7-21-1950 Anderson Madison co.,IN. Looking for others that might know about this family!

BUMBALOUGH posted by Natalie BUMBALOUGH CLARK on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am looking for information on BUMBALOUGH brothers living in Muncie, IN. My grandfather was J.T. Douglas BUMBALOUGH who died on 31 Jan 1962 in Muncie. I would very much like to know if someone in Muncie would be able to contact me about how I can get a copy of his obituary and also, information about where he is buried. His brother Hollis James BUMBALOUGH died in 1988 and I am seeking information on his obituary and place of burial also. His brother Paul Major BUMBALOUGH died in 1972 and same info is desired. I believe all both Hollis and Paul died in Muncie as well.

COATES, MORGAN, RIBBLE, SWIFT, TUTTLE posted by Howard CROUSE on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am researching the TUTTLE's, SWIFT's, MORGAN's of Delaware County. also would like to contact Nancy Baker regarding her research on the COATES, and RIBBLE familie's.

DARBY, KELLY posted by Rusty DARBY on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am seeking information on the family of Glendora Louise KELLY , b. 1/15/1876 in Delaware County (Muncie) to Dennis KELLY and Glendora McKINNEY KELLY. She married Rufus Fulton DARBY. They were the parents of Corneleous DARBY, b.3/26/1893 (my grandfather) . I would like to know any additional information, including siblings, dates, etc.

GRAHAM, ROGERS posted by Glenn DICKISON on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am looking for John GRAHAM who came to Delaware Co in the mid 1800s .I know he died in Delaware Co. He was married to Nancy ROGERS of Switzerland Co. In.John was born in Ky. They had a dauther named Pheabe.

MATHEWS, NICHOLS, SLOVER posted by Ann DROWN on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Searching for information on parents/siblings of Nancy Jane SLOVER. She was born 1835 in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. Her father may have been Abraham SLOVER (born NJ), and mother's maiden name may have been MATHEWS (born Ohio). She married Bausel NICHOLS and died in Grant Co. Will be happy to share information I have.

THORN posted by Betty FREEBURN on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for anyone who has information on Lunsford J THORN and his family. He was married in Muncie-Delaware.

DRAGOO, MCGRUE, THORN, THORNS posted by Betty FREEBURN on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Am looking for information on a Mary Ann DRAGOO or MCGRUE. She was born 17May1812 in Muncie-Delaware. She married Lunsford J THORN who was born in Culpepper Va. They had a daughter Lucy Adalaid THORN who was my ggrandmother. If anybody has info on this family please contact me. The name DRAGOO is in the LDS records yet Lucy THORNS death certificate says MCGRUE. Thank You

FULKERSON, KATTNESS, STEWART posted by Perry Taylor FULKERSON on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Am looking for the gravesite of my great-grandfather, Amos Newton Fulkerson, who died in Muncie, Indiana, on March 11, 1918. Also looking for death date and burial site of his spouse, Rebecca STEWART FULKERSON, who preceded him in death (abt 1915). Also looking for descendants of their daughter, Martha Fulkerson, who married Engle KATTNESS and lived at 3215 S. Plum Street, in Muncie.

GUINNUP posted by J.L. Guinnup- GARDNER on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am looking for any info on my family: GUINNUP. Because of a family fued all I really know is that there was once a family farm near Gaston in Delaware Co. and that my grandfather's (Adolph Guinnup) brother Rudy killed himself when he was young. I would appreciate any info or someone that might possibly remember this family and what happened.

HARDWICK, STEWART posted by Shawn GRAY on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for info on the family of William HARDWICK. He came to Delaware County in 1827. He married Sarah STEWART. He ran a mill in Yorktown before he died in 1831. Have much info to share.

COOK, JONES posted by Shawn GRAY on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for info on the family of Timothy JONES. Timothy was born in 1767 in Culpeper Co., VA. He married Sarah COOK and they moved to Delaware County. They had as far as I know: Henry, David, John, James, Frances, William, Charles, & Levi. There may be more. I am searching for any and all info concering this family and their descendents.

COPPERSMITH, JONES posted by Shawn GRAY on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for info on Joseph COPPERSMITH. He married my ggg grandmother's sister, Martha JONES. They had Joseph, Myrtle, and Flora Etta. He was last found down in Marion Co., IN in 1900.

CARTER, SHARP posted by Wayne HANNAH on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for the parents of Evan (Ivan) CARTER b. abt 1819 who married Mary SHARP in Delaware County, IN in 1836. Thay lived in Fulton County in 1860 and he is a Civil War Vet. Moved to Kansas about 1865.

GOINGS, HOOVER posted by Shirley HARPER on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Seek information about an Adam HOOVER shown on a Liberty Township, Delaware Co. IN map ca 1870. Contiguous property listed for Susannah GOINGS. Where does this Adam HOOVER fit into the Delaware Co. HOOVERS?

HUNSUCKER, NORRIS posted by Chuck HEASTON on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Seeking info on Valentine Decatur NORRIS b14 Feb 1854, Tenn/Va, m Mary C HUNSUCKER 22 Dec 1877, moved to Indiana March 1900. Also lived inPortland,RedKey, Albany and Muncie. Had a shoe shop in Selma, In, circa 1920-1930's. Believe he also had a windmill repair service. Have his descendants, but unable trace his ancestry.

GIFT, PENCE, WIMMER posted by Nancy PASCAL on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Seeking the parents of Malinda Irene WIMMER b 21 Nov 1852 in or around Grant Co., IN. She married ca 1870 Jacob Sims PENCE b 09 Jan 1848 in Grant Co. Their CH: Minnie Bell (1871) dy, Nora Alice (1874); Charles Franklin (1876); Rosco (Ross) (1879); Jesse Blane (1882); Pearl Mary (1885); and Winnie Faye (1895). Winnie Faye married Wendell GIFT and re- sided in Converse, Miami Co., IN.

HARVEY, PEARSON, ROHRER posted by Daniel POTTER on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am researching the PEARSON line of my family. My grandmother Elois Pearson was born in Muncie In. in 1902. Her parents were Herbert Pearson and Allice ROHRER Pearson. They were living at 1715 Macidonia Ave Muncie In. at the time Elois was born (an at-home birth). Herbert Pearson parents were Lemnel Pearson and Angelina HARVEY. I have no information on any of them. Allice Rohrer's parents were Rudolph Rohrer and Hannah Alexander. Allice was born in Tipton but I have no other information.

GOSSETT, JONES posted by Donna RADCLIFF on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Seeking information on g-grandfather Isaac GOSSETT and g-grandmother, Dilsie Violet JONES GOSSETT. They arrived in Delaware County from Lawrence Co., OH just before 1900 with their children Edmond, Alonzo, Allen and Maggie, first residing in Albany, then moving to Muncie about 1903. Would like verification of Allen Gossett's death in 1902. I have been told he's buried in Strong Cemetary in Albany, but someone else said there are no Gossett graves there. Isaac GOSSETT disappeared from family in 1905; Dilsey listed herself as a widow from then on, but her son listed him alive after that time. Dilsey reportedly remarried in 1920 and on app said previous marriage ended by death in 1920. I am also seeking info on Dilsey; she also went by the name of Violet D. GOSSETT. After marriage to Stephen C. of Henry Co., in 1920, she reappeared in Muncie directories in 1924, under her original married name of GOSSETT. She disappeared from the directories in 1930, about the time she was supposed to have died. Have not found a death certificate or obit for her, and know she was not brought back to OH. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

JONES, MCCOY, SMITH posted by Al SMITH on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I'm researching a Sarah JONES, born in Clinton County, OH around 1815- 1820. Her family later moved to Indiana where she married a Malcom MCCOY (born in Wayne County, IN) and had a daughter, Sarah Jane who was born in Delaware County, IN. Sarah Jane would then marry Marcus SMITH (son of Simeon) of the same county.

LAWSON, TOLL posted by J. Bryan TOLL on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am searching for info on the James LAWSON TOLL family . They lived in Delaware County near Muncie. The wife was Barbara Virginia Gothrop, children: Hazel, Addie, Nellie, Frank, and William Jennings Bryan. The only dates I have are Franks birth-October 6, 1895/death-October 1967. William-born- Janua ary 6, 1898/death december 5, 1990.

GOSSETT, JESTER posted by Phyllis VOLGARES on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Seeking information on STEPHEN JESTER. He resided in Henry Co. until 1920's. We have a marriage application from 1920 when he was applying for a license to marry our ggrandmother, VIOLET D GOSSETT. We can find no record of what happened to her after 1930, or to MR JESTER, or if there ever was a marriage after the application. He may have died about 1924. Violet was back in Muncie by 1925. If he is buried in Henry Co. She might be there too. If anyone has cemetary or death records for this time frame from Henry Co. we would appreciate some help.

CARMAN, CARMINE, STEINER, STINER posted by Beverly CARMAN on Saturday, August 30, 1997

Looking for info on a Emma STINER/STEINER who married - Jacob H. CARMAN/CARMINE September 11, 1887. There is a death record for a Emma CARMINE in 1888. I would like to get a copy of the Obituary for this person. Also find out what cemetery she is buried in. All I know is that she died in Delaware County. I do not have the name of the newspaper that this appeared in. I would appreciate any help anybody can give me. I will gladly reimburse for your time and costs. Emma CARMINE holds a very special place in our past. She was my husband's Grandmother. She died at the age of 30 probably in childbirth. All help is greatly appreciated. Beverly CARMAN

BRANSON, KIGER posted by Eldon E. DAVIS on Saturday, August 30, 1997

John KIGER lived in Delaware county IN in 1843. Believe he married my gg grandmother Mary Jane BRANSON in Mar 1843.I am trying to find his death date as well as Mary's.. Is there someone presently living in the county who would be kind enough to look up this information for me. There is a good chance John may have died by 1846.Mary probably lived up to 1890. Thanks

BRANSON, DAVIS posted by Eldon E. DAVIS on Saturday, August 30, 1997

BRANSON, Mary Jane Is there someone in the county who could look up info on this lady - actually same name,but perhaps two different ladies. One of them is my gg grand mother.I've found marriage records that say one married my gg grand dad Asa DAVIS in 1846. But another record says a Mary Jane married a John Kiger in 1843. Latter husband could have died, but census info says otherwise. Perhaps the Mary Jane that married Asa was a Quaker.Am trying to determine this as well as the parents of the Mary Jane Branson that married Asa Davis in 1846 in Delaware Co. IN. It also appears from census records both Mary's were born in Ohio probably 1820- 1826 range.Other useful info would be dates and location where Branson families lived and townships.And death dates and locations. Thanks

ARMSTRONG, BRANSON posted by R.J. Golden on Saturday, August 30, 1997

Daniel ARMSTRONG married Martha BRANSON in 1887 and was known to live in Deleware Co. and then Madison Co. Looking for decendant of these families.

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