Delaware County, Indiana

Posted Queries for September 1997

DRAGOO posted by Theresa DRAGOO on Friday, September 19, 1997

FREEBURN, Betty searching for Mary Ann DRAGOO, e-mail me

CALLISON, COLLISON, WAYNE posted by Marilyn HANSEN on Friday, September 19, 1997

I'm am trying to find any information on the CALLISON/COLLISON surname in Delaware Co. The first indication I have for them is John Collison 1830 census and then Mary 1840 census. There are some marriages for this surname in the 1837-1850 time period that I suspect may be children of John. This John may possibly have been married to Mary WAYNE so do not know if he was deceased by 1840 and Mary is the widow. I do not have emumeration for either of these census records which are difficult for me to get in Mississippi. I am trying to tie John into my line. I have a John Callison Jr in the 1820 census of Clark Co, Ohio. If I can make this connection, I can connect john back to James and Isabel CALLISON of 1742 Virginia. Thanks for any help. Marilyn Hansen

SCOTT posted by Derek JENSEN on Friday, September 19, 1997

I am looking for the parents of Franklin Pierce SCOTT. Born in Selma 17 April 1865.

HEARN posted by William VINCENT on Friday, September 19, 1997

HEARN family. Elizabeth Vincent married a Hearn probably in Delaware County. They had the following children: Sarah A., Mary E., Henrietta B. George, Maria, Benjamin H., Olivia, Thomas. Sarah married a Patrick, Mary married a Holloway, Henrietta married a Hopkins, George never married, Maria married a Gordy, Benjamin H. married but don't know a name, Olivia married a Holloway, Thomas--don't know if married. Trying to find out the names of Elizabeth's parents and the first name of the Hearn she married as well as his parents. Believe this happened in Delaware County but possibly Jay County. Would appreciate any info you have.

VINCENT posted by William VINCENT on Friday, September 19, 1997

VINCENT family. Searching for the names of parents of following VINCENT'S, all in one family. Phillip, Sarah, Jane, Hiram, Henry, Benjamin, George, Rose, Anna, Minnie. All were born in Delaware County. Phillip married Sarah Green January 1, 1865; Jane married a Wright; Rose married a Hinton; Anna married a Short; Minnie married a DeLong. Would appreciate your help.

MULKINS, SIMMONS posted by Helen BATTLES on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

I am working on my brother-in-law's line in KY. He is a SIMMONS, his ancestor was Susan Elizabeth MULKINS. I believe they were of Hardin Co., KY, I believe her fa was a Joseph MULKINS, which I am trying to prove. In their hh in 1870 c was a M. J. Mulkins? b in IN, aged 15, who I believe was her younger sister, as she was 25 herself. When I checked Marr CD's, I find that a Joseph MULKINS m Elizabeth Brotherton on 28 May 1837 in Delaware Co., IN. I checked the 1840c for Delaware Co., and found Harry MULKINS on p. 296. Have you ever came across this name?

CRITES, LEWIS posted by Robert BLAKE on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

I am seeking the date of death and burial place of ANDREW LEWIS, a Civil War veteran who died sometime after 1923. His wife was ELMIRA CRITES. Both were orginally from Hardy county, WV. I believe he passed his remaining years with his son SHERIDAN LEWIS.

TOMLINSON posted by Judy BRITT on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Seeking info on ancestors/relatives of Omer Roscoe TOMLINSON. Any help would be appreciated.

MCALLISTER posted by Patrick CARPENTER on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Seeking family of Joseph MCALLISTER, moved from Terre Haute, Vigo County to Muncie in 1890s. Wife was Elizabeth. Daughters included Josephine Agnes, born 1899 and Madgaline, born 1900. Joseph was an iron puddler.

COX, DAUGHERTY, REED posted by Terry DAUGHERTY on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Looking for info on Moses DAUGHERTY b ca 1800 married Jane REED in 1820 in Clinton Co. OH. Moses is somehow related to William & Lydia(COX) DAUGHERTY. Wm died in Deleware County. I believe Moses is either a son or nephew of William.. Please help..I'm stuck.....THANKS

ALLEN, GREGG posted by William FORESTER on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Seeking info on Wlliam E. ALLEN of Muncie, IN in DELAWARE Co. He came with wife to this county. He was born 25 DEC, 1865 in WV, married to Elizabeth GREGG. He probably died in 1952 according to family tradition.

DEWITT, MCCOOL, MILBURN, MULKINS, RAMSAYER, SAMUELS, SPEER, WELCH posted by Debbie HAUGHT on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Looking for info on Joseph MULKINS, Sr. living in Fayette,(1830 Delaware (1840) and Howard Co.(1850), Indiana. He later moved to Page Co., IA. Joseph was the father of Henry, Issac, Rachel WELCH, Harriett SAMUELS, Lydia DEWITT, Samuel, Joseph, Lois MILBURN, John, Jane RAMSAYER, Clarissa MCCOOL and Rebecca SPEER. Joseph had 2 wilves the first on Elizabeth and the other Jane. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks, Debbie,

CLAPPER, HANDLEY, HAYS, SWOVELAND, WARD posted by Patrick HAYS on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

I am looking for information on the HAYS, CLAPPER, HANDLEY, SWOVELAND, and WARD families in Blackford and Delaware Co., IN. I have accumulated quite a bit, but am always seeking more.

DARBY, RICKS posted by David HUTCHINSON on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Seeking information on Henry Clay RICKS who is known to have been living in Muncie in the late 1940's. At that time he two sisters that were living outside of Indiana. They were: Beartrice RICKS of San Mateo, California, and Margueritte Ricks DARBY of Charleston, West Virginia.

LANGLEY posted by Rich LANGLEY on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

*******LANGLEY****** Looking for any information on any LANGLEYs in Deleware Co.'s past or those living in the present. I have ancestors that came through Deleware county on the way to Howard Co. The Muncie phone book lists several LANGLEYs, but I don't know the family tie. I have ove 1200 names in the tree and many, many LANGLEYs. I have much to share. Examples: Allen LANGLEY, Jonathan LANGLEY, John Calvin LANGLEY, Martin LANGLEY, Curtis LANGLEY. Thanks, Rich Langley, Kokomo

PORTER posted by Carl MURDOCK on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Seeking information on David PORTER born in Christianburg,Va moved to Guyan, Ohio (Possibly Lawrence Co) in 1816 moved to Muncie,Ind in 1828. He was married to Abigal(abby) ? . He died 1828 in Muncie. If you have any information on David or his family please let me know

NASH, OGLE posted by William G. NASH on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Looking for information on Alonzo Elmer NASH (1870-1919), married to Elizabeth A. OGLE. They had seven children; Basil, Bernice, Marion, Eugene, Fred, Earl and Eleanor. Alonzo died in Anderson.

MOORE, NOTTINGHAM, SMITH posted by Jay NOTTINGHAM on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

I am researching my grandmother's ancestors, although I know very little about them. Her name Olive G. MOORE, died in 1965 and is buried in Beech Grove Cemetary, in Muncie. She was previously married to John C. NOTTINGHAM, who died about 1936 Married Carl Moore, in late 40's or early 50's. I have been told her maiden name was SMITH, and her parents also at Beech Grove. Possibly Thadieus, her father, but not sure.

GATES, RUSSELL posted by Dick RUSSELL on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Albert RUSSELL, b December 31, 1851, Delaware, Indiana, m Nov 10, 1874, and d Arcadia, NE. Married Emma GATES, b Oct 8, 1856, Chillicothe, IL, d 1911 in Arcaida, NE. I am GG grandson and am interested in other Russell family information.

RAINEY, TOLL posted by J. Bryan TOLL on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Looking for info on the parents of Willis TOLL ca-1822. Married Sarah Jane RAINEY in 1891. Children were James, Nancy, Marion, and two others. I believe his father came from Ohio but I can't confirm this. He is listed in the 1880 Delaware County Census. Thank you

BALTIMORE, BECHTEL, BROWER, HOOVER, LACY, RILEY, TROWBRIDGE, WOODS posted by Cheryl Trowbridge-TAYLOR on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

hillip BALTIMORE b.1770 d.1842@ Henry County IN. He & wife Mary had several children in Carl, Union County, IN, one daughter, Barbara b.abt 1798 married Samuel BECHTEL (aka Becktell)in Wayne Co IN, one of the children of Sam & Barbara was Elizabeth BECHTEL b.1816 @ Wayne Co married Benjamin BROWER in 1837, another daughter, Carolyn married Alfred LACY b.1830 NC. All of these families moved to Stony Creek Twp of Henry County IN by 1840 & 1850. By the 1880's the Brower & Lacy children have descendants living in Delaware Co IN. Allied families in all of these counties include TROWBRIDGE, RILEY, WOODS, HOOVER, PAUL, McClellen and more. I am interested in filling in all of these lines & have much data to share. Thanks, Cheryl

WEST posted by Cris WEST on Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Looking for info on my WEST family that moved to Muncie during the 1920's or 1930's. They were Charles William WEST, his wife, Bessie, and brother Thomas Riley WEST. Especially interested in Thomas Riley WEST, as he did not return to Bartholomew county, and is thought to have stayed and raised his family in Delaware or Clinton county

CARNEY, LOCKWOOD, ROBERTS, SILLS posted by Robin CARNEY on Thursday, September 25, 1997

I'm looking for info on Calvin CARNEY, b. 1831 who married Sarah SILLS, b. 1833 in Ohio. Records show they were married in Wells Co, IN. Five children: William, b. 1863, Anna M., b. 1866 Mary E., b. 1869, Alonzo, b. 1872, and Irwin, b. 1876. Calvin's mother was from Ohio, and Sarah's parents were from Pennsylvania. William married Loretta JULIAN 1/21/1888, and Irwin married Emma LOCKWOOD 5/4/1908. Emma's parents were Charles and Mary ROBERTS LOCKWOOD. Any info would be greatly appreciated! THANKS.

SHOCKLEY posted by Jim GATES on Thursday, September 25, 1997

I am interested in making connections with individuals who are researching or descended from the SHOCKLEY"S this family came to deleware and henry counties early 1800's .

PONTIUS, SHULL posted by Larry A. HACKNEY on Thursday, September 25, 1997

I'm seeking info on my grandfathers heritage on my mothers side of the family. His name was Ralph Leon PONTIUS b. June 8, 1894, d. Nov. 11, 1967. He lived in Muncie. I know his father was Clinton PONTIUS and his mother was Addie SHULL thats about all I know about it. Anything would be helpful. Thanx

GOINGS, HOOVER posted by Shirley HARPER on Thursday, September 25, 1997

Would like contact with/share research with anyone working on the HOOVER people in Delaware County in the 1800s. Hannah HOOVER married Frederick GOINGS in Delaware County in 1836. Surely one of the HOOVER men there in the 1840 census of Delaware Co. is her father or related: p. 298 Michael ?David Roland Martin Eli (Eli has a woman 70-80 in his hh, and on another page, 281, is a Joseph Hoover who is in the 80-90 category). Ongoing research indicates the Michael HOOVER (and wife Rachel) are probably the parents of Hannah. Any assistance or suggestions re the HOOVERS of Delaware Co. would be greatly appreciated. Shirley Bogart Harper, 4873 Butternut Hollow Lane, Bonita CA, 91902-1730.

LANE, MELDRUM posted by Nanette MECHAM on Thursday, September 25, 1997

I am looking for any information about Charity LANE who was born on Dec. 15, 1829, in Rigdon, which was then part of Delaware County. She married Henry MELDRUM on Feb. 12, 1849, in Wayne County, and died in Rigdon, Grant County, on August 27, 1871. These are my GG Grandparents, and although I have quite a bit of information on Henry Meldrum, I have absolutely nothing on Charity Lane. Can anyone help me? Thanx.

REEVES posted by Jon J. REEVES on Thursday, September 25, 1997

looking for father of James REEVES of Union City. James was born in 1801 in Ky. James' son John L. Reeves visited his grandfather in Delaware Co. at the age of 13 (1840) to help on his farm. No death age or location is known but probably died in Delaware Co., not in family cemetary in Randolph co.

RICHARDSON posted by Jeanne RICHARDSON on Thursday, September 25, 1997

I am am researching the RICHARDSON family in Indiana and my findings have led me to Delaware County. My ancestor, Benjamin RICHARDSON, was born in Delaware County on November 7, 1826. He moved to Orange County in about 1845 to lay bricks for the new Orange County courthouse, and ended up marrying Rebecca Abel and staying there. Does anyone have any information on Benjamin or any other Richardson's in Delaware County? Thank you.

KEASBY, WILKINSON posted by Raymond STOCK Jr. on Thursday, September 25, 1997

king for any information on my g-grandmother. Nellie M. KEASBY, ( b. c1850/Muncie,In.)Married James W. WILKINSON,(b.c1850/Macy, Miami co.). The only child I am aware of is Frederick C. WILKINSON, (b.Nov. 26,1877/Macy,Miami co.). James W. was an Optician and they lived in Peru, Miami co, In. in 1905.

COWGILL, FOUTCH, INGALL posted by Linda ALLEN on Friday, September 26, 1997

Seeking information for my cousin. She is looking for the parents and siblings of John Lewis FOUTCH born 7Aug 1857 in Indiana, died 1 Jan 1930 in Muncie, Deleware county Indiana. He married Martha Clarenda INGALL, daughter of ____INGALL and Arabella (COWGILL) INGALL, on 30 June 1878, Newton county MO. Martha was born 26 Oct 1863, Illinois, died 25 Dec 1909, Tulsa, OK. Their children were: Florence Lilybelle born 1880, AR; James Frederick born 1883, MO; Lemuel Chester born 1886, MO; Burl born 1888, MO; Elmer born 1893, KS; and Orvil born 1896, IN. If anyone has any information, we would be glad to share any info that we have.

GARDNER, GARNER posted by Linda BOWSER on Friday, September 26, 1997

Am looking for info on Jacob, John H., James and Job GARNER/GARDNER. In Harrison township up to and prior to 1838. Job's home served as the first schoolhouse.Any info will be greatly appreciated.


I have found new info on my husband's SHOCKLEY line from Delaware Co. Indiana, Over the last week I went to Bracken Lib. and found that they are now in the process of going thru 14,000 probate records (wills ect) they are up to about 3000 now. GREAT JOB BRACKEN.... This enabled me to find a will for JAMES SHOCKLEY I am trying to connect my David Shockley sp.Susan A. TRIPLETT as son of James. I believe he is but at this point don't have anything in writing that says yes David is the son of James Shockley and Mary (OGLES) James's will is dated 1849. He lists 4 children in it they are Reuben , Hiram , Valentine, Mary A. and James also listed Asberry W. Shockley in the will as son of Hiram. From the from the 1860 census Mary,Rueben,Hiram, David are all in Monroe Twp. as is Valentine. I have various other info on this line I'am interested in finding anyone decending from Reuben or Hiram or Mary A. or Asberry W. in hopes someone can connect David Shockley to them. ALL of these names mentioned above were listed in the Census as being born in Va. except. Asberry and there is some of the others that I haven't listed that were born in IN. some in Ohio but don't know how the Ohio ones connect into this family. I'am in touch via email with a decendant from the Valentine Shockley line that would be George HERBERT from Florida his wife Sally is from this line. Anyone searching SHOCKLEY in Monroe Twp. Delaware co. In. or in Delaware Co. anywhere or it is possible they could of came from Henry county then to Monroe Twp. in Del.Co.???? Please contact me. Trying to figure out where David fits in....I have dates ect. if anyone is interested...Thanks. Donata Boyle email Other Surnames I'am searching in Delaware Co. In. and surrounding areas are: SMITH,TIMBERLAKE,COX,DRUMM,HOWE,COOPER,OSBORNE,REEVES,RESLER, SHOCKLEY,TRIPLETT,BOYLE,SOULES,GRIMM,KERKONDIS,HOBSON,FREEMAN, EPPARD,BARCLAY,BENNETT,DICK,HARLESS,MCINTURF,SWOPE,TAYLOR,WUERTZ. OGLES. (I have a huge data base on the following lines DRUMM,HOBSON,RESLER.) DRUMM from Oh to In. HOBSON from Germany,NC,Va,Henry Co.In.,Del.Co.In. RESLER from Germany,Pa.,Oh.,Daviess Co.In,Del.Co.In.

HAWK, MCKINLEY posted by Neal BROWN on Friday, September 26, 1997

Looking for information about George HAWK born 1839 Ohio, who lived and died near Yorktown and buried in Hawk cemetery there in 1898. I do not know the name of George Hawk's parents or siblings. George Hawk married Sarah McKinley 1860 whose family lived in Mt. Pleasant Township. Sarah's father William MCKINLEY was born in VA in 1806, died 1865 and is buried in the Hawk cemetery. Sarah's mother's name was Malinda. She was born 1807 in VA and died 1886 and is buried in Hawk cemetery.

STANSBERRY, WATSON posted by Betty CRAWFORD on Friday, September 26, 1997

ABEL CARY, son of EPHRIAN and ABIGAIL (WATSON) CARY married ELIZABETH STANSBERRY on 31 March 1844 in Delaware Co., Ind.

SAMUELS posted by William CRAWLEY on Friday, September 26, 1997

Looking for information on William SAMUELS and Delila (?). When were they married and what was Delila's maiden name. This was the second marriage for both. Delila Was married to a Crawley before. What happened to Crawley? (around 1895) Delila had 4 children Charles, Elsworth, Ethel and Carl when they got married. and Samuels had 2 children Harry and Georgie. They lived in Delaware County in 1900. Thank You Wm. Crawley

BERG, BURG, DAUGHERTY, STANSBERRY posted by Janet DAVIS on Friday, September 26, 1997

STANSBERRY, Jesse William born 1905-1919ish. Mother died in Greencastle tornado right after birth. Father killed in war.(WW1?) STANSBERRY could have been the mothers name and not the father's. JESSE W. STANSBERRY was raised by the BURG/BERG family in Muncie Indiana. JESSE STANSBERRY married MARY ALICE DAUGHERTY (of Muncie) in 1936. Two daughters, Janet and JoAnn--both of Muncie. Last seen in Muncie, Ind. in 1953. Current whereabouts and status of person is unknown. Would like history on surname of STANSBERRY. Origin, etc.

GALBREATH, MARSHALL, SAYLOR posted by Debra GRAHAM on Friday, September 26, 1997

Looking for Family of James GALBREATH and Susannah SAYLOR, Form PA to OH to IN, in Delware and grant Co. John GALBREATH married Eunice MARSHALL in OH and then Came to IN.

HAMILTON posted by Phillip B. HAMILTON on Friday, September 26, 1997

I am searching for information on my Great Great Grandfather, Robert W. HAMILTON. He list his birthplace on his Civil War enlistment papers as Delaware County Indiana. He joined the 9th Indiana Inf. Co. B. He was born about 1835-1840. He married Martha Anne Gray in Dickson County Tennessee in 1865 and remained here till his death in about 1909.

JONES, MULKINS posted by Debbie HAUGHT on Friday, September 26, 1997

Looking for information on Issac MULKINS and wives Lucinda Thornburg and Athlia JONES. Issac born 1819 probably in Ohio and married Lucinda 1840 in Delaware Co, she died Dec. 1851 in Liberty, Delaware Co. Married Althia 1852 in Delaware Co. Issac enlisted to fight in the Civil War 1863/1864 leaving behind a wife and 15 children and 16th on the way. He died April 9, 1864 in Arkansas? during the Red River expedition. Would love to share information on this family. Debbie

BARTON, HAMILTON posted by Paul Ruben HERNANDEZ on Friday, September 26, 1997

Looking for data on James BARTON Ruben Hernandez. He was born Feb 1838 in Delaware County, IN. Also his Mother Susan HAMILTON BARTON Ruben Hernandez. She was born abt 1800 in Virgina and was married to ? Ralph Barton of Virginia and died in Delaware County, IN before 1881. Would like to know parents names and where born

SHOEMAKER, WALKER posted by Jim HOFFMAN on Friday, September 26, 1997

Pauline V. WALKER, born January 1853, Indiana Franklin taylor SHOEMAKER, born August 24, 1848 Muncie, Indiana Any information can be sent to Jim Hoffman 316 E. Sycamore Ave.

PLAYFORD posted by Brad LARRABEE on Friday, September 26, 1997

Looking for any info on the parents/siblings of Earl James PLAYFORD who was born in or near Muncie, Indiana in 1891. He alegedly left home at age 12 or so and eventually ended up in Portland, Or.

LEE, LUCAS posted by Dee NAUGHTON on Friday, September 26, 1997

LEE: Looking for information/decendants of Thomas Jefferson LEE and Mary Jane LUCAS LEE, who were living in Delaware Co.,IN in 1860. Thomas was born in VA and Mary Jane in OH. During the 1860 census of Delaware Co., they had 4 children listed. Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Alice(Alice Mary), Francis Ellen(Ellen Francis), John. In 1861, they had Hannah L.,1862-Silas L.,1864-Laura,1865- Grant, 1866-Florence, 1867-James, all born in IN. They then moved to Montezuma, Grinnell area of Iowa, where they had 2 more children, Albert and Susan. Would like to hear from anyone who may have connections to this family. Am looking for parents of Thomas and Mary Jane, also.

MCVICKER, SAUNDERS posted by Scotty ROBERGE on Friday, September 26, 1997

22 May 1834 in Delaware County, Milly SAUNDERS married JOSIAH McVICKER. Does anyone have a SAUNDERS or a MCVICKER in your SURNAME SEARCH. I happen to have both names in mine. If either name rings a bell, please get in touch. Scotty Roberge,

MCVICKER posted by Scotty ROBERGE on Friday, September 26, 1997

Are you a McVICKER?? I am looking for Elizabeth MCVICKER who was born in Apr. 1828 in W.VA and was living in Delaware, Liberty Twp in 1900 with Neston, Waitman, age 7. Elizabeth McVickers was the Grandmother of Neston. If McVICKER or MCVICKERS is in the family, please contact me at Thanks

MILLS, NICHOLSON posted by Linda Frizzelle SIGRIS on Friday, September 26, 1997

I am looking for information about the Mills family. Mary Alice MILLS was born in Delaware Co, Sept. 1889. Father was Boyd Mills. Mother's maiden name was NICHOLSON. Believe family to have been Quakers.

BUTTS, MERCER posted by Elven ZONGKER on Friday, September 26, 1997

Seeking info about Moses Clark BUTTS. He was a sargeant in Company I of the One Hunderth Regiment of Delaware County, IN. Moses was born January 22, 1829 in Oh. He married Henrietta MERCER in Troy, OH on March 30, 1857. Their children were Frank, Osa Eva, Harry Edwin, Grant, Carl, and Estella. In 1872 the family moved from the Muncie, IN area to the Kansas City, KS area, then on to Linn County, KS in 1878. Any help will be appreicated.

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