Franklin County Indiana Queries

June '96 thru March '97

Here are some of the older queries from the old Franklin County website.
Feel free to glance through for any connections!!

Query Index Page

Albert Olthaus Wed Aug 14, 1996
I am interested in the surnames FUCHTMANN;GEILE;THEISING;LEISING;BOHMAN. Will share my data

Don Hinds Thu Aug 29, 1996
(HINDS) Seeking information regarding HINDS families in Ripley, Jefferson,and Franklin County. Benjamin HINDS purchased land in Franklin County in 1813. He had a son James HINDS, a grandson John B. HINDS, and a great grandson James Hovey HINDS (my great-grandfather). Other surnames are KRAUSE, BROMLEY (BRUMLEY?), and possibly HANTS.

Stacy Clark-King Tue Sep 3, 1996
I am searching for information on a Patsey McCarty who married a Enos Reed in Fayette County on October 23, 1821. Enos then remarried an Elizabeth Rishling in 1824. What happened to Patsey? Who is she, and who are her parents? Can anyone help me?

Alan Teller Fri Sep 6, 1996

Jim Allen Mon Sep 9,1996
Looking for information on the location of the HAYS farm, probably in Blooming Grove Twp. I have a history of the John ALLEN family that relates that John ALLEN was buried on the HAYS farm when he died on 3 Oct 1837. He was married to Rebecca SHEPPARD, who died in Oct of 1817. Any information about the location of the HAYS farm, or this branch of the ALLEN family would be appreciated.

Don Hinds Tue Sep 10, 1996
Benjamin HINDS , 1813 Franklin County original land entries, pg 56.TWP 9N R1W sect 29. Benjamin Hinds is probably my gr-gr-gr grandfather.Henry HINDS, 1817 Franklin county original land entries pg 46, Township 12N, range 13E,sec 28. Are these two related? Any information regarding HINDS family in Franklin County would be greatly appreciated.

Bonnie J. Gaskins Tue Sep 10 1996
I am searching information of Gibson HIGGINS and Elizabeth FARTHING who supposedly married in Franklin Co. around 1840.I know that their son, Franklin HIGGINS and his wife Caroline lived in Andersonville, Rush Co. Gibson and Elizabeth wer my ggggrandparents on my grandmother's side who was Elsie Ava HIGGINS married to Sylvester William MCKIBBEN of Rushville,IN. If anyone has information on this family, I would love to hear from you.

Janna Mayfield Tue Sep 10,1996
Lewis Ray and Lee families Seeking information on the Lewis Ray and Lee Families in Franklin Co., between 1850-1900. Will share information.Please e-mail me with the subject Ray and Lee families.

Dick Andis Sat Sep14, 1996
Need birth date, death date, burial location, marriage date/location for James GUNN. He entered land 7 Oct 1835 in Brandywine Twp, Hancock Co; several his children born KY. This Scottish GUNN may be from VA. Also need parents.

Don Hinds Sat Sep 14 , 1996
FRANKLIN COUNTY QUERY HINDS - any information regarding the HINDS family in Franklin County:Franklin co original land entries. twp 9N R1W sec 29 Benjamin HInds 1813 pg 56. Franklin co Original land entries twp 12N range 13E sec 28 Henry HInds 1817 pg 46.

Larry Prather Sun Sep 15, 1996
ALLEY/SELBY. Will share information related to the families of Alley and Selby. Am descendant of Samuel Alley through his son Doddridge. Also descendant of William Atkinson Selby through his son Joshua Selby and Joshua's daughter America Selby who married Stephen Alley, son of Doddridge Alley. Both families resided in Decatur County. Alleys in Franklin prior to Decatur; Selbys in Rush. Thanks.

Aaron Hiler Tue Sep 17 , 1996
I am looking for any references to the surname Hiler in Whitewater Township of Franklin County between 1820 and 1910.

Lee Ann Teller Wed Sep 18, 1996
Franklin County, IN CARSON and LOVE. Hanson (B or V) LOVE and Polly CARSON LOVE were in Franklin Co as early as 1811. Polly's brother James CARSON was also there. Believe they are buried in Metamora Twp. Where? Looking for a record of all children. What happened to James CARSON? All of these people came from KY.Where in KY? All help appreciated.

Barbara Boese Fri Sep 20, 1996
Would like to contact desc. of Jacob White of NJ, PA, KY, OHIO some of whose sons settled in Franklin co. Indiana re - early land records.Some of known children are: Providence, Caleb, Itharmer, etc.

Cris West Sat Sep 21,1996
Looking for info on CONKLIN, KEELER, PETTY RUDICEL families. I am a descendent of Caleb KEELER and Sarah CONKLIN and George M. RUDICEL and; Nancy PETTY. George and Nancy were married 10/21/1830 in Franklin county. Caleb and Sarah possibly lived there also, coming from New York and settling in Rush county. I would appreciate any help

Vivian Jensen Mon Sep 23, 1996
I would like any information on the family of Zophar COLEMAN father of Anna Coleman. Anna was b Oct 14, 1791, m Nash Glidewell Nov. 2, 1814 in Franklin co., IN.

Dan McNeely Mon Sep 23,1996
Searching for info on Robert McNeely, b: 1824, VA, and his wife, Leannah Burdine Bunyard, b: ca 1826. The 1860 census for Shelby Co., IN, Shelbyville (third ward) shows:House 369 Family 371, Robert McNeely, 36, day laborer, born VA.Leaner , 36, born VA.Sarah A, 14, born IN.Ida , 9, born IN. William 6, born IN.,John 3, born IN.The 1850 census shows them living in Franklin County, and the 1870 census shows them in Jasper Co., IL. Roberts parents or siblings may have moved from VA to IN with him. We have heard rumors that Robert had two brothers that moved further west after living in Indiana. One may have moved to Missouri and the other may have wound up in Utah.We are trying to find the names of Roberts parents and where they came from. The names of Roberts brothers and their death certificates may give us the clues we need Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dan McNeely Tue Sep 24,1996
My sister Deanna and I are searching for records of McNeelys in Franklin Co. ca.1850. The 1850 census for Brookville Township (21 Sep 1850) shows:House 242, Family 242, Robert McMeely (spelled the way it showed up on the census), age 27, farmer, born VA. Roberts wife was listed as Hannah,age 24, born VA. Her name was actually Leannah Burdine Bunyard. Children were Sarah, 4, born IN. and Mariah, 2, born IN. Mariah never showed up on any further census records so she might be buried in Franklin Co. The 1860 Census shows them as living in Shelby County, IN, in Shelbyville (third ward). They had three other children that could have been born in Franklin Co.:Ida McNeely, born ca 1851.William Preston McNeely, born Dec, 1854. my g-grandfather.John McNeely, born ca 1857.The Preston name keeps showing up with various McNeely families but I don't know the source of it.We are looking for any records that establish who Roberts father and mother were. We believe that Robert had at least two brothers that came to Indiana with him. It is also possible that his parents came at the same time, but we don't know.If you can provide any leads we would greatly appreciate it.Thanks for your time

Nelda Rowland Thu Sep 26,1996
I am tracing descendants of the following couple:Jesse Stout (b. 1754, Hunterdon County, NJ, d. 10 Aug 1834, Morgan County,(IL) married 1783, Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, NJ, to Mary (Slater?) Revolutionary War Service: Entered service from Amwell Township --- New Jersey Militia, May or June 1776 (5 months, Capt. Anderson's Company,Col.Johnston , Col. Philips Regiment); August 1777 (5 or 6 months, Capt.Philip Snook): May 1778 (2 months, Capt David Jones , Joseph Churg?); 1778(3 months, Capt. Philip Snook, Col. Shreve's Regiment). Battles: White Plains,NY and Elizabethtown, NJ (wounded, gunshot wound to left shoulder}He listed his father as James Stout. Father of 8 children: James, Henry, Thomas and Elizabeth, 4 unnamed in pension application.Source: Revolutionary Pension Record (W25108} Other places Jesse and Mary lived: NJ to Berks County, PA, back to NJ,then 23 years in Hamilton County, OH (Old Miami), 7 years in Franklin County,IN

Don Tharp Sun Sep 29,1996
My great-great-grandfather, William H. Tharp was born in Indiana 5 Aug 1814. His father, my 3rd great-grandfather, was John Tharp I am trying to determine if this John Tharp was the John Tharp who married Elizabeth Dollar in Franklin County, Indiana on 8 Nov 1812. Any information on the Tharp or Dollar surnames from Indiana would be greatly appreciated. I have information on both lines to share.

Lynn and Debbie Cupp Mon Sep 30,1996
I need some help tracing my GGGF William Cupp. William was born in KY 11 Feb 1817 and married Nancy Davis in Franklin County, IN 9 Oct 1842. They had 2 children that I know of: Almira, born in 1846 and William H. born in 1848.Who were they parents of William Cupp and Nancy Davis? When/where was Nancy born? Nancy apparently died in the 1850's as William married a Nancy Gratt (Garrett?).There are also a number of other Cupp's in Franklin County, IN at that time as evidenced by the marriage records. Does anyone know of the parents or descendants of the following families, all from Franklin County, IN?Mary E. Cupp and Daniel Miller - married 5 Sep 1838,Esther Cupp and Tobias Rychman - married 2 May 1840,Samuel Cupp and Lydia Weston - married 31 mar 1841,John Henry Cupp and Mary Davidson - married 31 Jan 1847,Elizabeth Cupp and Jacob Monroe - married 26 Dec 1852, Joseph N. Cupp and Elvira Coffey - married 4 Apr 1854, Mary Ellen Cupp and George W. Smith - married 27 Jul 1854,Rebecca J. Cupp and William Jackson - married 14 Jan 1862, Joseph Cupp and Margaret Farout - married 31 Dec 1868,Maria J. Cupp and George Goble - married 14 Jan 1869,Phebe E. Cupp and John Fulton - married 25 Feb 1872,Maggie Cupp and Oliver Joliffe - married 6 Jan 1876,Caroline Cupp and John Cotter - married 2 May 1877,Amanda Cupp and Samuel Mathews Jr. - married 1 Jan 1878,Olive Cupp and Joseph Jones - married 4 Feb 1879,Mary M. Cupp and William E. Swan - married 29 Sep 1880. Any info gratefully appreciated.

Kathleen Pruitt Fri Oct 11, 1996
I need help with my Hamilton line. My ggrandfather was Andrew Hamilton,m. Mary____ca 1848,maybe in Indiana, maybe in Searcy Co. Ar. His parents were David and Elisabetts _____, both born in Virginia according to the 1850 census. All their children were born in Indiania and I find a David Hamilton in Franklin Co., Ind. in 1840 is the reason for this note. I would appreciate any help I can get on these people.

Donna Taylor Sun Oct 13,1996
TAYLOR, Wright(Right) Sr. m. Elizabeth TEMPLE. 5 of ? children found: 1) George b est 1785/95 2) Nicholas b 1780 3) John b. est 1785 4) Sarah b ca 1800 5) Wright Jr. b ca 1802.This family was in Logan Co. KY approx. 1799-1819, where they then sold off their properties for movement into Davies Co. KY 1816-1822. From there they moved into IN (some found in Warrick Co., Gibson Co. and Franklin Co.)

Sam D. Lawson Mon Oct 14,1996
Anyone interested in exchanging info on the DAVIS family of Franklin Co.,Indiana at COLTER'S CORNER (Bath)? We are descended from Zachariah and Hannah (DAVIS) DAVIS. In turn we are descended from their son ROBERT NELSON DAVIS. Robert married Eleanor Mary SHULTZ.

Sam D. Lawson Mon Oct 14 1996
Seeking persons wishing to exchange data on the John SHULTZ family of Franklin County, Indiana. he married first Maria CRAWFORD. After her early death, he remarried to Catherine COX of Augusta Co., Va. We are descended from dau. Eleanor Mary SHULTZ who married Robert Nelson DAVIS in 1856 in Franklin Co., Indiana.

Terry Reed Sun Oct 20, 1996
Would like information on Richard Reed b.1810, Mary Beacham - Reynolds.1851 Indiana Index Richard Reed ae 40 farmer, b Ohio ?, Mary ae 23 IN ?,Martha ae 14 IN ?, Amanda ae12 IN ?, Samantha ae 2 IN ?, and Franklin ae 8/12 ? OH. IGI - Ohio Richard Reed married 1843 , Union Co., Eliza Ann Ammarine. Would like more specific information on these individuals since Richard is my great grand-father. Mary Reed parents - Thomas Reynolds and Miss Beancham or Beauchamp supposely in Pickaway Co., OH.Mary and Richard Reed traveled to Crawford Co. WI in 1856 and had more children.

Bonnie J. Gaskins Wed Oct 23,1996
I am looking for information on Isaac STEPHENS b. 1795 in NC who married Elizabeth SMITH b. 1798 in TN. Isaac and Elizabeth were married in 1817 in Noble, Madison CO., IN. Their daughter, Sarah Lee married William Giltner WINCHELL on August 26, 1841 in Rushville, IN. I would like to know more about Sarah and her family. My ancestors from this area are, besides the STEPHENS and SMITH, those of COLVIN/MCKIBBEN.

Lynn Jones Thu Oct 24, 1996
Seeking information on parents and siblings of Henry J. Stewart b. 9-21-1851 where ? d.12-30-1897 in wayne co.Ind. m. Martha Bowden 2-19-1873 b.3-27-1855 Jay co Ind. d.12-27-1931 Wayne co.Ind. children Leona b.11-24-1873. William F. b. 4-2-1877. Alta b.6-22-1882. Harry A. b. 2-17-1891.

Maria Eckhoff Sat Oct 26,1996
Looking for REUS/REUSS/REIS/RIES and KLOTZ families. My great grandfather Frank A. KOENIG married Catherine Theresa REUS. She was born May 27, 1874, probably in the Brookville, IN area. Wrote to the Catholic church in Brookville in 1991. Someone there was kind enough to do some research but the church records were not available per the pastor. Found many persons named RIES/REIS and KLOTZ who must have been related. Catherine's sisterís records indicated Mary (Maria Magdalena) was daughter of John and Mary Margaret (Maggie) (KLOTZ) REUS. John REUS was born July, 1847,apparently in Germany. Mary Klotz Reus was apparently born December, 1852 in Indiana. Frank A. KOENIG and Catherine lived in Cincinnati by the late1890's.

Marla J. Mosley Fri Nov 1,1996
My GGM, TAYLOR, Susan Eddie was born 08 OCT 1862 in WHITE Co., IN.She died 03 JAN 1890 during childbirth.Her parents were TAYLOR, Isaac b.(?)d.(?) and HICKSON, Martha Ann b.(?) d.(?). I know of one sister,TAYLOR, Eddie Jane b.21 AUG 1860/d.08 FEB 1926.Susan married BRADFORD, Samuel Perry on 14 FEB 1884. He was born in FRANKLIN Co., IN (25 JAN 1857).They had 3 children:BRADFORD, Lovena Frances b.23 JAN 1885 (my GM)d. 26 MAY 1980 (Paragould, AR) BRADFORD, Isaac Erritt(sp?) 13 APR 1886 BRADFORD, Martha Elizabeth b.22 MAY 1888 After Susan died, Samuel P. married her sister Eddie Jane TAYLOR,who already had one child:TAYLOR, Ninna Levada b.11 OCT 1892/ m REYNOLDS,(?) They had the following children:BRADFORD, Russell Earl b.27 JAN 1894/m. (?),Blanche BRADFORD, Harvey Eugene BRADFORD, Goldie Isabelle b.24 SEPT 1898/m.GARRETT, Edwin BRADFORD, Samuel (PERRY) I haven't been able to find anything else on Susan's parents. (Isaac TAYLOR and Martha HICKSON).Would be happy to exchange info with anyone who might have ties with these families.

Ken Marlin Sun Nov 3,1996
Marlin ancestors in Franklin Co. 1820's - 1870's - came from NJ. Have a lot information and will share/exchange info. with serious researchers. Charles, William, and Nathaniel Marlin were brothers.lived in Salt Creek Twsp.

Edward J Wiggans Wed Nov 6,1996
I am hopeful that you may be able to help me with my genealogy searches in your area.1) My great grandfather Henry Hudson Wiggans was born in Franklin Cty. on Aug 13 1832. He was the youngest child of John and Sarah (Evans) Wiggans.Where would there be an official record of this? 2) Henry Hudson Wiggans married Emily Jane Tague on Dec 16 1854 and moved west to lawrence cty KS the following year. Would this marriage record be available? 3) Emily's sister Sarah married William Mcwhinney about the same time and all moved west and settled near each other in Kansas. Would the marriage record be available?John Wiggans as a young man built or helped build the earliest stone housesin Cincinnati and Sarah Evans was a school teacher there. Both families reportedly lived in Franklin Cty Indiana. John had a farm. His father also "John" immigrated from Scotland before the revolution,fought with the Continental Army until hostilities were over and then moved westward ending.

Joanne Locke Wed Nov 6, 1996
relatives of the following:Gottfred Seibel b 1812 D 1903 Brookville; Catherine Seibel B 1842 Highland Twns. D 1864-65 Brookville;Dr. Charles Schum b 1825 Germany d 1910 Brookville; Margaret Catherine Schum b 1860 St Peters d 1912 Brookville ;Joseph Dudley b 1855 St Peters d 1933 Brookville; George Dudley b 1816 Germany ;Judith Schneider b 1815 ;Mary Margaret Dudley b 1883 St Peters d 1926;Hugo Tettenborn b 1880 Germany d 1967

Leon D. Leeds Wed Nov 13,1996
Seeking information on parents of George M. Schebler, b 29 SEP 1865, St.Peters, Franklin County. Also place of death and burial site, in 1942,believed to be Franklin County.

Cheryl Trusler Sun Nov 17,1996
Searching for Nelson Trusler and wife Mary Stevens born in Metamore, Indiana and child William H. Trusler born in Rushville Indiana February 17, 1854. Nelson was my great, great grandfather and my entire family is looking. Can anyone help?

Nancy Pascal Fri Nov 22, 1996
Looking to correspond with anyone who might be researching the WIMMER families of IN. I am looking for the parents of Malinda Irene WIMMER (b 1852) married Joseph Sims PENCE of Grant Co. There is evidence that some of the family of William WIMMER and Sarah TEMPLETON do go to Grant Co. One son, William Perry WIMMER (b 1831) married Emaline DUBOIS of Franklin Co.,IN. Another one of their sons, Isaac WIMMER (b 1827) is also in Grant Co. by 1860. Also know that Jacob WIMMER son of Johannes WIMMER died in Butler Co., OH in 1821. Need help to sort this all out.

Cleo Wilcox Sun Nov 24,1996
Seeking parentage of greatgreatgrandfather John J. TAYLOR, b. ca 1808,MD. married Elizabeth STANSBURY in Franklin Co. IN on 18 Dec 1830. They moved on to Illinois by 1850 (census) and then into Iowa by 1853. Daughter Mary Ann was born 1832 in IN. Son William born 1834, Ohio. Daughter Hannah born 1837, IN. Daughter Amanda E. born 1842, Illinois. Son Joseph W. born 1845, IN. Daughter Rachel J. born 1747, Illinois. This movement leads me to believe they were connected somehow with the railroad. I THINK that John had brothers named Robert, William Lewin (or Levin), Samuel and Perry, because these names all settled, (along with John and Elizabeth)in Henry Co. IA by 1854. I would appreciate any contact and will gladly exchange any data that I have.Thank you.

Mary South Tue Dec 3 ,1996
My PUCCINI ancestors migrated to Cedar Grove, Franklin Co., IN in 1913. I would like to know *where* Cedar Grove is/was as I haven't been able to locate it on a map. I would, also, like to correspond with any Puccinis from this area,ie. descendants of Robert, Mayo, Oliver or Peter PUCCINI.

Lonnie Fink Sun Dec 8, 1996
I am in search of a copy of the auto Dr. James CROOKS that mentions information on a David JOHNSON family. This family lived in Butler Co,OH,Franklin CO,IN and Parke Co,IN. Any information on this autobiography would be appreciated.Thank you.

Barbara Wolfmeyer Tue Dec 10, 1996
Ezekiel ANDERSON b. NY July 1799 m. Clarissa SISSON b.NJ 1810. Ezekiel in Franklin Co. IN 1840 Census. Clarissa m.2d: Eli CORSON (b 1812) in Dec 1849 Dearborn Co. IN. Unable to find place and date of Ezekiel's d. and place of burial. Believe Ezekiel and Clarissa had dtr. Susan b. ca 1824 NY, may have m. Albert Corson. Not sure this Susan Anderson is our family's Susan. Ezekiel and Clarissa's other ch: William V, Rufus C, Thomas, Henry P. b. NY,Eunice, Leroy b. IN. Eli and Clarissa to KY in 1850 Census, then to Clark Co. MO. Both d. Clark Co. MO. Eli and Clarissa had:Charlotte b. IN, Windfred S.and Catherine b. KY.Any information would be welcome - will share mine.

Peggy Loos Thu Dec 12, 1996
(GRAFF) Looking for ancestors/descendants of Mary Agnes GRAFF b.10/16/1848 Franklin Co, IN d. 10/26/1894. She married Joseph SATTLER 1866 in Cedar Grove, IN. In 1900 Census they were in Madison Co, IN. Interested in exchanging information.

Earl J.S.Rook Tue Dec 17,1996
I am looking for any information on Caroline DARE and her family. She was born, in Fairfield, Franklin County, Indiana on 31 March 1827; future wife of Phillip Brown. Ended up in Boone County Nebraska.

Betty Rudolph Fri Dec 20, 1996
Would like to contact any descendants of John VINCENT, b. 24 Aug 1750 in Kensington, Middlesex, Eng. He served in the Rev. War from VA and d. in Brookville, Franklin Co. on 26 Jan 1837. Children: Nancy b. Nov 1779, md. John SIMPSON; Rebecca b. 12 Sep 1782 md. Hugh BROWNLEE; Kahterine b. 1785, md. Richard T. GAINES; Elizabeth b. 1788, md. Isaac WILSON; Polly,b. 1792, md. John W. WILSON; William b. 1795, md. Nancy STOOPS; Jeremiah b. 1798, md. Nancy HASTINGS; Samuel b 1800; Sarah b 1808, md. Amos MARTIN; and John md. Lydia WILSON.

Nancy P. Goodman Fri Dec 20,1996
The COLGATE family of Brookville, Franklin County,Indiana included William Ellsworth COLGATE and his brother Dan COLGATE. Both boys were sent (or taken) to Dickson County, Tennessee and raised by a farmer named JONES. William E. took the JONES name and used it when he married Mary Jane Ellen BOWKER in the 1800's in Dickson County, TN; he then took back the COLGATE name, and raised a large family in Davidson County, Tennessee, including my husband's grandfather,James Horace COLGATE. The COLGATE family inter-married with the LYON family in Indiana. Seeking others connected to the COLGATE family.

Alfred Wilson Sun Dec 29, 1996
I am searching for information on John WILSON - who entered on land in sect. 32 of Connersville Twp. (about 3 mi. s.e. of Connersville) 21 Feb 1815, stating his residence as Butler Co. Ohio.Among his children were Joseph WILSON b.1795, Oh. md. Jan. 1818 to Mary FREEL b. 1798, Oh. and Ruth WILSON b. 1797 Oh. md Sept 1818 to John FREEL b. 1791 Pa. (both marriages registered at Brookville, Franklin Co, In.)John and Mary FREEL were children of James and Jean WOOD FREEL. James FREEL entered on the same section as John WILSON .Would appreciate any information on any related families.

Franklin County Indiana Queries


Pat Weber Mon Jan 6, 1997
CROW, Laura Born Franklin County Ind. Sept. 27, 1860. Also searching FRAZEE, Joseph

Dan Cambridge Tue Jan 7, 1997
Request information on John F.and/or Charles Cambridge and/or Oliver Cambridge, brothers, lived Franklin CO, IN, c 1816-1843. All married women named Petty. Other related names. Malson, Cox, Good.

RAGON Thu Jan 9, 1997
I am researching Ragon and Ault families that lived in Franklin Co., Ripley Co. IN. ca. 1840-65. Please reply if you are researching these families also. Thanks!

Edward Adkins Sun Jan 12, 1997
Searching for information re Herman and Elizabeth DREES who lived in Batesville from the mid 1800's until about 1920. Also interested in their offsprings.

William E. Stokes Tue Jan 14, 1997
Searching for all Stokes from Franklin co. IN.

Mary Hartman Sat Jan 18,1997
Doing research on the CHAIN family. Augusta Chaine married Conrad Addison Indiana. My Grandmother remembers going there as a child. I'm looking for her decendants or any information concerning this family. What County is Richmond in?

Pat Weber Sun Jan 19, 1997
Looking for a Laura Crow who was born in Franklin Co. in 1860. Need to know her parents names and mother's maiden name. Where they came from and where they went next. Other brothers and sisters, etc.??? Can anyone help???

Shannon Dodd Mon Jan 20, 1997
I am looking for information on the LINKHART family. ETTA ALICE LINKHART was born on February 24, 1865, in Franklin County, IN. She married James FOREMAN. Her parents were OBID LINKHART and ELLEN ANDERSON. I would appreciate any information regarding the LINKHART family.

Donna Bishop Tue Jan 21, 1997
Looking for info on Francis Champlin, born 1798 and appears in the 1850 Franklin County census. He married Rachael Gibbens and they had a son, Calvin. Calvin married Elizabeth C. Wise in 1855. She died in 1870 and is buried at Napoleon, IN.

Vera Boyatt Wed Jan 22, 1997
Benjamin HARKRADER was on the Franklin Co IN 1820 census. His daughters married there - Sophia married in 1826 John SMALLEY and his daughter Maria Magalena married in 1820 James BLEW. I have other Harkrader inforamtion to share, but nothing else of Sophia SMALLEY or Maria BLEW. Have you heard of them. Thanks

Mark Kleinhans Wed Jan 22, 1997
Anyone, Anywhere researching BUTCHER, WIGGINTON, RIDGEWAY? Seeking birth record of John Wesley BUTCHER, b. 15 July 1841, Blooming Grove, Franklin County, Indiana. The son of Irvine and Sophia or Sophrina (WIGGINTON) BUTCHER; Seeking birth place of his parents. John Wesley BUTCHER married Martha Jane RIDGEWAY of MO, somewhere? on 27 Aug 1863. They had 7 children; Sophia Eldora, Malidia Elizabeth, Edgar Wilson, Johh Edgar, Charles Monroe, Frances Myrtle and Alva all born between 1864-1883 in Palmyra, Macoupin Cnty,IL. Could someone check the Census of 1840 and 1850 for Irvine and Sophia Butcher. Thank you,

Pat Siegel Sat Jan 25, 1997
(BREES, BROOKS) Am looking for information relating to the Brees Family. They located throughout the Ohio River Valley starting in about 1810. Those locating in Franklin Co. would include Timothy and Henry Brees. Would like to share information. I am also looking for information about the William Brooks and Martin Brooks families from about the same time.

Cris Lewellen West Sat Jan 25, 1997
Looking for RUDICEL/RUDISILL family from Franklin county. I am descendant from George M. RUDICEL and Nancy PETTY. Nancy had a sister, Mary (Polly), who married Mulford BAIRD, and a sister Lucretia who married David F. COOLEY, and a brother, Reuben, who married Sarah CHILDERS and Elizabeth JOHNSON.

Jerry Holland Sun Jan 26, 1997
I am searching for descendants and information on the family of George Razor/Rasor who lived in Franklin County, Indiana during the 1830 census.One son Silas Marion Rasor/Razor was born there December 12, 1828. Silas married Dovey Lovina Wooliver. The family later moved to Shannon County, Missouri. Will share information. Thank You!

f, abernathy Sun Jan 26, 1997
Doing book on Abernathys in Franklin, Co., Hugh Abernathy and his seventeen children, Hugh died 1825-buried at Sims CemeteryFairfield, In. His son Robert is our line. Anyone of this line - please contact me.

Alvin G. Cook Sun Jan 26,1997
I am looking for information regarding Alfred P. GAINES and wife Elizabeth CARLE (?) and children Alfred P. GAINES 2 and Mary GAINES. Believe they were married in Indiana or Ohio in 1834 or 1835 and moved to Franklin county.

Larry J. Clark Sun Jan 26, 1997
I am trying to get in contact with other people connected to the families of John Scott and Atwell Jackman who were early settlers of the Rush County and Franklin County area in the 1830's. John Scott and Sarah Jackman had several children including Elsie Scott who married William Nelson in Rush County in 1864 and then in 1867 moved to Hebron in Porter County. John Scott's parents were William H. Scott and Anne Houston who came to Rush County from Rockbridge County,Virginia. Atwell and Margaret(Simpson) Jackman were Sarah's parents and they came to Franklin County from Hamilton County,Ohio and before that Pennsylvania. William Nelson's parents were William Sr. and Susan Akers who came from Bedford County,Pennsylvania. William Jr. and Sr. were both blacksmiths in Franklin and Rush Counties.

Kihm Schroeder Mon Jan 27, 1997
I'm looking for information on two families. Herman SCHROEDER and Joseph SCHWEGMANN. Both Families were listed in the 1880 Butler Township, Franklin County census. Herman Schroeder married Mary SCHWEGMANN in June of 1879 in St Mary's Church. Any Infomration would be>

Sue Marsh Fri Jan 31, 1997
Desire information on JOHN MILLER and wife SARAH SAWYER. JOHN born c.1842/3 in Franklin County, Indiana. SARAH b.c.1851/2 in Franklin County, Indiana. Children: ELLA MILLER; CLARA MILLER; FRANK E. MILLER (b. Feb 1873; mar. DILARD ";DILLA"; M. JOHNSON); SAMUEL MILLER; NEWTON MILLER. Family lived in Whitewater twp, Franklin Co, Indiana in 1880. JOHN MILLER died c.1906 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana and is buried at Bethel Cemetery in that town. DILARD M.JOHNSON MILLER died c.1903 in Indianapolis and is buried same location.Lived in Pike township, Marion County, Indiana at time of death.

Shirley Eads Sat Feb 1, 1997
)RUDISEL-STOUGHTON) Info requested on RUDISEL(RUDISAL) families who moved to Dearborn, Franklin Co., In areas from Ohio and before from Pa.My connection William RUDISAL mar: Elizabeth STOUGHTON (possibly STOCKTON) Dearborn Co., In Dec 1, 1844. She was born in Ohio? Would like any info on Williams parents and siblings: Jacob, Catharine,Michael, George, David, Elizabeth, Samuel, Sarah are some of the names connected to this family. Any kind of lead appreciated on Elizabeth STOUGHTON.

Judy Tillison-Wright Fri Feb 7, 1997
I will be glad to search my files on Shelby Co. In. families: TILLISON, WICKLIFF, PARISH, WILKINS, MEANS, JOYCE,SMITH(Moral Twp.), BRIDENSTEIN, WENDELL, KLEMME,WM ARMSTRONG, WHITEHEAD, HUBBELL, BISHOP and Franklin Co. In. families of Wendell and Klemme..

Betty Rudolph Sun Feb 9, 1997
Want to exchange information on John VINCENT, b. 24 Aug 1750 Middlesex, England, md. Sarah JOHNSON, prob. in Hampshire Co. VA (WVA) abt 1778, d. 26 Jan 1837 in Franklin Co. IN. His children were: Nancy (md. John SIMPSON), Rebecca (md. Hugh BROWNLEE), Katherine (md. 1st Richard Thomas GAINES, 2nd Elijah BARWICK), Elizabeth (md. Isaac WILSON), Polly (md.John William WILSON), William (md. Nancy STOOPS), Jeremiah (md. Nancy HASTINGS), Samuel, Sarah (md. Amos MARTIN), and John (md. Lydia WILSON).

Albert Olthaus Wed Feb 19, 1997
The surnames of my distant relatives from Franklin County IN.are FUCHTMANN,GEILE,DOWNS,BOHMAN,LEISING AND THEISING circa 1840-1880 I would like to hear from anyone from the town of ENOCHBURG,IN also.

Darla ADAMS SNYDER Sun Feb 23,1997
Researching HOERNING and AHLE families. Both came to America ~1847 from Prussia. August HORNING came with his father, Christian and brothers, Fredrick, Ernst. August married Maria Christiana Wilhelmina AHLE in Cincinnati, Ohio on 24 May 1848. Her parents were Wilhelm AHLE and wife Fredricka. She had a sister who married ELLERMAN. August and Wilhelmina had ~14 children. They possibly operated a business in Brookville, Franklin, Indiana on a corner known as HORNING's Corner. August and wife moved to Cedar County, Missouri ca 1869. Any info please!

Mike Murray Wed Feb 26, 1997
Looking for Seth Murray, great, great grandfather Believd to have married Amanda Hedrick Have at least two sons in Franklin County: John Murray, Born July 1862 (great grandfather) James Murray, Born Feb 16, 1866 (great uncle)

ALLAN HAPPE Wed Feb 26, 1997
I am researching any records of any HAPPE from the Oldenburg Indiana area. One George B. Happe emmigrated to the area in the early 1850's.Sons are Edward, Frederick, Anthony, Ben, Daughter Elizabeth. Any names of OSTHEIMER as well as they married into the family.

Bonnie ANDREWS Sun Mar 2,1997
Slias Andrews, b. VT, ; wife, Eunice ______, b. RI, m. 1805 VT? 1820 Washington Co., IN, 1840, Andersonville, Franklin Co., Indiana; Levi FORTNER, b. N.C., wife, Kasiar McCLURE, Levi Bought land 1817, Franklin Co., IN; James Fowler, b. Butler Co., OH/Dearborn Co., IN, md Martha DuCATE/DuKATE, she could be d/o John DuCATE? and he could be s/o John FOWLER and ______ DEVORE of Butler Co., OH. Will exchange data.John Prickett of Clermont Co., Ohio Bought land at Brookville; John Apple Of Clermont Co., Oh; John McCord, bought land at Brookville. Wiil exchande data.

Kathleen Hughes Tue Mar 4, 1997
Stephen, Gideon, Samuel, Jesse, John and William Jenks, sons of Stephen Jenks and Ann Sayles had settled in Franklin County, IN in the mid 1810s. Gideon and Samuel stayed in Franklin County and the others moved to Wabash County. Would love to hear from and share info with anyone else who may be researching this family.

Phillip L Glisson Wed Mar 5, 1997
Seek any info on Alexander HILL b.abt 1831 NC or SC. Appeared in 1860 Franklin Co. Census with John & Jane WASHBURN Jane may of been his sister. He married 1862 Franklin Co. to Rachel Ann STANT dau of William STANT & Mary WHITELOCK. Have lot of info on STANT & WHITELOCK families. Alex & Rachel had 2 children Mariah b.1863 m.Lewis GLISSONand Alex Jr. b.1865 m.Mattie BRADBURN. In 1870 Rachel married Milton WARNER. In 1882 Atlas Alex Sr's land was listed as heirs of Alex Hill. Thus he must of died 1865-1870. I have no other info on Alexander HILL. Any info would be appreciated.

Phillip L Glisson Wed Mar 5, 1997
Seek info on ancestors of William H. ALFRED. He was born 1838 Ohio m.1864 Franklin Co. to Eviah (Ivah) WILEY dau of Adonijah WILEY and Sarah HOYT. His death certificate list his parents as Emmel ALFRED and Catherine DUNGAN. Have only found William in 1880 Census in Franklin Co. He should of been in 1870 but where? Charles ALFRED may of been a brother. He was in Franklin Co. then went to Fayette Co. He married ? Sarah HOYT WILEY mother-in- of William. William and Eviah's children were, Sarah Lb.1867, William b.1869, Wesley b.1870, Orah b.1872, Daly b.1874, Daisey b.1876, James b.1878, Emmel b.1882, Mary Eliza b.1886.Mary Eliza ALFRED m.(1) 1904 to William Thomas HALL in franklin Co. m.(2) to Caleb RICHMOND, m.(3) to Chandice HULL, m.(4) to Carl RUDICILL. Any info on these families would be appreciated.
Phillip L Glisson Wed Mar 5, 1997
Seek info on ancestors and desc of Rueben (Roland) HALL and; wife Mary ? Rueben b.1803 NY and Mary b.Canada West. Came to Franklin county 1840-1850 from Jefferson Co. NY? Probable children were Lydia b.1826 Jefferson Co. m.Martin Harder, Phebe b.1828 m.Alfred Whitelow, Lorenzo b.1830, Robert W. b.1832 m. Nancy Coon, Charles A.HALL b.1834 NY m.Margaret Jane WESTON, and George Lambert b.1836 NY m.Rebecca Hauverman.Charles A. Hall d.1860-66. His widow Margaret m.1866 to John Katzendauffer. Children on Charles A. were Lorenzo D. b1852 m.Mary Ann WYATT dau of Thomas WYATT & Sarah MULLEN, Mary E. b.1855 m.William Chance. Children of Lorenzo D. Mary Hall were Charles b.1873, John H. b.1876 went to Decatur Co., William Thomas HALL b.1883 m.1904 to Mary Eliza (Lida) ALFRED.

Alan Overman Sun Feb 16,1997
Looking for information on GOLDTRIP and MCDOUGAL surnames in Franklin County, Indiana circa 1830 to 1860.

Carol Williams Fri Jan 31, 1997
Looking for material on ANDREW J.FOLMSBEE b. 30 Jun 1822 in Hamilton Co., OH to ISAAC FOLMSBEE, Major and DEBORAH SWIFT.Andrew is shown in the 1860 census in Franklin Co. IN with his wife Lucretia b. 1825 KY and daughters Josephine, Mary, Laura, and Elizabeth. Andrew had brothers Theodore, William and Stephen. Need help with descendants.

Sue Marsh Fri Jan 31, 1997

Sue Marsh Fri Jan 31,1997
Desire ANY information on SAWYER family in Franklin County, Indiana c.1850-1880. Looking for UNKNOWN SAWYER b. New Jersey whose daughter SARAH SAWYER (b.1850/1) married JOHN MILLER in Franklin County, Indiana.

Glen Dickison Thu Feb 6, 1997
I am searching for Danial Dickerson (Dickison) He m. Hannah Kiger in Franklin Co. 29 July 1823 I am also interested in Hannah's familey ,Thank You

Betty Rudolph Sun Feb 9, 1997
Want to exchange information on John VINCENT, b. 24 Aug 1750 Middlesex, England, md. Sarah JOHNSON, prob. in Hampshire Co. VA (WVA) abt 1778, d.26 Jan 1837 in Franklin Co. IN. His children were: Nancy (md. John SIMPSON), Rebecca (md. Hugh BROWNLEE), Katherine (md. 1st Richard Thomas GAINES, 2nd Elijah BARWICK), Elizabeth (md. Isaac WILSON), Polly (md.John William WILSON), William (md. Nancy STOOPS), Jeremiah (md. Nancy HASTINGS), Samuel, Sarah (md. Amos MARTIN), and John (md. Lydia WILSON).

Cindy Birk Conley Sat Mar 8, 1997
I am looking for the family of James N. SAVAGE, who was born about 1800 and died about 1836. His widow, Phoebe YOUNG?, remarried a Cyrus SANDERS in Laurel or Blooming Grove in 1838, and after he died in 1859, her son James Campbell SAVAGE and wife Mary Elizabeth JOLLY moved to White Co, IL, from Cincinnati, OH. No one in our family has been able to track down James N. SAVAGE's parents or other family members, but have always concentrated their search in Cincinnati. Since Pheobe was in Franklin Co. maybe other family members spent time their. Phoebe supposedly took care of Cyrus SANDER's children by a previous marriage for many years, and was much younger than Cyrus, who was a veteran of the War of 1812. See my page on the White County Historical Society and Genealogy Library at Thank you.

Laura Heidekrueger Sat Mar 8, 1997
Searching for LEWIS family of Oldenburg , Franklin County.Families of WILLIAM G. LEWIS, DAVID LEWIS and allied lines of LEACH

Janna Eversmeyer Sun Mar 9,1997
Am researching the STAFFORD family who lived in Franklin Co., Indiana by 1812. This family is mentioned in the History of Franklin Co. [no date of publication], subject, murder of William Franklin in 1812 by Indians. JOHN STAFFORD and his wife BETSEY WAINSCOTT (both b. North Carolina) had 14 children including WILLIAM (b. c. 1796), TYRA, and ENOCH. ENOCH remained in Indiana; the remainder of the family (that I know of) migrated to Iowa by 1840. The STAFFORDS are allied to the SHAW family of Hamilton County, OH. STAFFORD daughters married into the JULEN, DICKEY, LADD, SIMMONS, IRWIN, SPURGEON, SHAW, VANCE, and WHISMAN families. All information regarding the STAFFORD family and their antecedents will be very much appreciated.

Phillip L. Glisson Fri Mar 14, 1997
Franklin Co. Indiana, Seek info of family of David CASE b.1776 Somerset Co. NJ d.1832 Franklin Co, IN, m.1808 Butler Co. OH to Sarah STAGGS b.1792 VA. Arrived Franklin Co. 1814 with brother Henry CASE. Children of David and Sarah were 1-Henry b.1807, 2-William b.1810 m.Frances BOWMAN, 3-Catherine b.1812 m.James Bradford PRATT, 4-Lewis H. b.1813, 5-Jessie P. b.1815, 6-Mercy b.1817. 7-Anna b.1819 m.Archibald HAHN, 8-David Jr. b.1821, 9-Mary b.1823 m.John S. GLISSON, 10-Hannah b.1825 m.John C.ARMSTRONG, 11-Alexander b.1826 m.Sarah Ann WYNKOOP, 12-Sarah b.1828 m.William W. PARVIS, 13-John Q. b.1830 m.Sarilda HARRY, 14-Martha b.1832 m.Andrew J. SENOURS. Can not find much info on older children. All marriages were in Franklin Co. Many descendants still live in Franklin Co. I have some info on ancestors of David for 5 generations. Any info on these families would be appreciated.

Donald L. Jones Fri Mar 14, 1997
Seeking information on parents of Sara PATTY, b.1812 IN. Possibly in Franklin Co., IN as d. of James PATY f.c. 1820 Franklin Co., IN and f.c.1830 Union Co., IN. Sara was m. 1835 in Union Co., IN to Joseph WOOD. Thanks.

Phillip L. Glisson Fri Mar 14, 1997
Franklin Co. Indiana, Seek any info on family of Adonijah WILEY b.1812 In d.1857 Franklin Co. IN. Son of James WILEY & Elizabeth WILLIAMS. Adonijah m.1837 to Sarah HOYT b.1821 CN, Adonijah's widow Sarah may have married (2) to Charles ALFRED abt 1859 and went to Fayette Co. IN. Children of Adonijah and Sarah were 1-Alvin b.1838, 2-Olive Kate b.1842 m.1860 to Squire L. TRYON, 3-Emily b.1844 m.1862 to Godfrey HEDRICK, 4-Eviah (IVAH) b.1845 m.1865 to William H. ALFRED, 5-Nelson b.1848, 6-James b.1850 m.1874 in Iowa to Frances E. WILFORD, 7-Elizabeth b.1853 m.1874 to Gabriel HILDRETH, 8-Laura b.1855. Children of Charles ALFRED and Sarah HOYT WILEY were, 1-Mary Louisa b.1859, 2-Henry b.1861, 3-Sarah b.1863, 4-Ellsworth b.1867. Most of the Wiley children were raised by gp James and Elizabeth Wiley in Franklin Co. Reason Unknown. Any info on these families or any HOYT families would be appreciated.

Phillip L. Glisson Fri Mar 14, 1997
Franklin Co. Indiana, I Have several families in Franklin co. that are my direct line plus have spent years researching relatives of these families. Have volumes of info on Franklin co. Check out my homepage at for a complete listing of Franklin Co. Indiana lines that I am working on.

Abby Cox Sat Mar 15,1997
Searching for ancestors of William George TRAGESSER, b. 26 Feb.1869, Brookville, Franklin Co. IN, m. Katherine JOERG (GEORGE),b. 24 Dec. 1879. Any help greatly appreciated.

Nancy Burke Sat Mar 15, 1997
Seeking information about the daughters of Elizabeth (SIMMNS) CHRIST.Elizabeth was the widow of Ephraim SIMMONS of (W)VA and married widower George CHRIST in Franklin Co. 1824..Her SIMMONS daughters would have been of age to marry ca 1825-1830.

Don Tharp Wed Mar 19, 1997
Seeking information that would confirm William H. Tharp b. IN 1814 was the son of John Tharp and Elizabeth Dollar who married in Franklin County, IN in 1812/13. Any information on the John Tharp above would also be appreciated.

Paula Jansing Fri Mar 21, 1997
I am looking for John (Johann) JANSING who died before 1883 in Franklin County, IN. He is probably buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. His wife is buried there according to the newspaper account of her death. His wife was Anna Gesina KUHR, born Sept. 3, 1821 and died Apr. 23, 1903. I am looking for any information on him or his children. Thanks!

Earl J.S.Rook Fri Mar 21,1997
Looking for any information on my ggggrandmother, Caroline Dare, born 31March 1827, in Fairfield, Franklin County, Indiana; future wife of Phillip Brown.I have no information on either her parents or siblings and would like to contact anyone researching this surname in Franklin County. Thank you.

Kathryn Alsbury Sun Mar 23, 1997
Looking for Coens in Indiana. Would like to know more about the family of Rev. Josiah Coen. His wife was Sarah Jane Babcock. We know they had several kids born in Dearborn Co., Ind.. Caroline who married William Egbert. Margaret Jane who married Jackson Richardson. Josiah Jr. who died April 3, 1845 and is buried in Franklin Co., Ind.. Ezekiel who was married to a Susannah?. Others were born in Franklin Co.,Mary E. who married Jonathan Flemming. William B who married Theodosia Ann Kelly. Samuel who married Sarah Fenter.They had one more born in Franklin but this is my line and I have a lot of info on him. His name is Israel Barnard and he married Anna Stubbs on April 4, 1848 in Decatur Co. Ind.. He was born on July 19, 1828 in Franklin Co., Ind. They later moved to Daviess Co., Mo.. He had a son named Andrew Jackson, who had a son named Israel Raymond(my Grandfather), who had a daughter named Kathryn Dorreen, who had a daughter named Kathryn Susan(ME). Would like to know more about the spouses of all the above also. Any help will be appreciated and will gladly share anthing I might have.

Dorothey Sherman Sun Mar 23 ,1997
Need parents of Joseph Weston and Lydia Crist; married in Franklin Co., 19 July 1826; dau Ann Louisa Weston m Allen Marshall 1855 at Wapello Co., Iowa; need names of other children.

Geo Cavender Tue Mar 25, 1997
Looking for any info on John SHOUSE, Living in Ray Twp, Franklin Co, IN, in 1850. Need parents, beleived to be Barnard SHOUSE. John married Sarah Rolf, Oct. 24, 1850, in Decatur Co, IN. They lived in IN until 1869 when they moved to Boone Co, MO. I'm glad to share what I've got.

Kenneth Brasel Thu Mar 27, 1997
I am looking for the ancestors of Hartwell Hays Mitchell. He was Born march 25, 1817 in Iredell co., N.C. and moved with his mother to Franklin co. where he grew up. He married Mary Willis on August 18, 1836 in Rush co., In. and became a minister in the Methodist-Episcopal Church. They moved to marion, lewis, and shelby co. Mo. and then to Phillips co. Ks He died in Harlan co.Nebraska.

Debbie Haught Fri Mar 28, 1997
Looking for information on Issac Mulkins and his wives Athalia Jones and Lucinfa Thornburg. Issac and Athalia were in Franklin Co according to the 1860 and maybe even longer. Issac was the father of at least 15 children. Issac died in 1864, went to fight in the Civil War leaving wife and 15 children. Children were Rebecca, Sarah, Mary, Willard, Joab,Samuel, Lucinda, Joseph, Levi, Frank, John Henry, Martha, Elizabeth, Elizah and Cora. They were born between 1841 and 1864. What happen to his children, who did they marry? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Alice D. Cates Sun Mar 30, 1997
Researching families of Robert HANNA Sr. and Jr. and Valentine MOWERY and his daughter Sarah in Franklin Co. ca. 1820.

Mary Renner Sat Apr 5, 1997
I am looking for information on Edward Clayton, son of James A. Clayton and Sarah Wright. He is listed in the obituary of my great-grandfather, Alonzo Jefferson Clayton, as a brother of Alonzo living in Brookville, Indiana, in 1935. Any help would be appreciated.

Debra Yanik Sun Apr 6, 1997
I'm looking for, and willing to share, any information on the following relatives: --My great x3 grandparents John Thomas McCoy and Lydia Clendenning moved to Springfield township, Franklin Cty, Ind in 1856. --My great x3 grandparents George Oliver and Mary Jane Benn are listed in the 1880 census for Rushville, Rush Cty, Ind --My great x2 grandparents Thomas Alexander McCoy and Alice Oliver are listed in the 1900 census for Lafayette, Madison Cty, Ind --My great x1 grandparents Blaine McCoy and Hazel Marie Petersimes.

Mark Parsons Sun Apr 6, 1997
Jacob & Dorothea (SCHLEMMER) MEDDEL/METTEL arrived in America c1843 and settled in Franklin Co IN. They are on the 1850 census in Highland Twp, but are not listed in 1860. When did they die, and where are they buried? An 1882 plat map shows the surname MEDDEL andSCHLEMMER in Highland Twp. I assume the MEDDELs are children of Jacob and Dorothea!? Are the SCHLEMMERs related to Dorothea?

Mark Parsons Sun Apr 6, 1997
John & Elizabeth (CHAPMAN) SPRADLING moved to Franklin Co IN before 1820, from somewhere in TN. There was an Enoch CHAPMAN who lived in Franklin Co IN that was the right age to be Elizabeth's father. John and Elizabeth were married 1802 Wilkes Co NC. I believe this Enoch CHAPMAN may have come from Wilkes Co NC. Was Enoch Elizabeth's father? What happened to this Enoch CHAPMAN?

Linda Steinke Sun Apr 6, 1997
DEFORD: Looking for information on the Deford families in Franklin County in early 1800s.

Julie Gue Smith Sat Apr 12, 1997
Am looking for information on Addison Gue and Rosemary Gue who were in the Franklin Co Census in 1850. Addison was married to Lucy Hogue in 1834 in Rockbridge Va. He is listed on census page 205. Rosemary Gue was married to MaryAnn Hogg in 1807 in Amherst VA. He is listed in the 1850 cenus on page 208. I am particularly interested in James Gue son of Addison and Lucy born abt 1837. Please help!

Donald L. Jones Tue Apr 15, 1997
I am seeking information regarding Sarah PATTY, b. 1812 Franklin Co., IN m. 1835 Union Co. to Joseph WOOD, fc 1850 Union Co. and her possible father James PATTY, fc 1820 Franklin Co., fc 1830 Union Co. It ia also possible that Mary PATTY m. 1933 Union Co. and Rececca PATY m. 1832 Union Co. were her sisters.

Marta Jackson VaillancourtThu Apr 17, 1997
I am seeking information on the following people shown in the 1860 Franklin Co, IN census: George DEBOY, Sr. born approx 1822-died 11/30/1888. He married Amelia who was born 6/9/1822 and died 5/2/1892. They had Abraham and Eliza. Thanks for any help.

Art Conner Sat Apr 19,1997
I would like to exchange information with anyone who is researching the following Fayette Co In family. Alfred M CONNER (son of Daniel CONNER and Betsey DICKEN) b 1822 in In who m in Franklin Co In Elizabeth Ann YORK b 1825 in Ky. Alfred andElizabeth had 1- Flavius CONNER who m Mary E _____ and had Cora A Conner, Frank W conner, and (son)Orrie B Conner, 2- Lucy J CONNER, 3- Elizabeth E CONNER who m William R GREENWOOD and had Nellie J Greenwood, Robert J Greenwood, Effe A Greenwood, Una Ann Greenwood, and Omer S Greenwood, 4- (son)Marion CONNER, 5- Olivia A CONNER, and 6- Loretta A CONNER.

Sharon Theriault Tue Apr 22, 1997
OTTO, HARDEN/HARDING: Looking for information on John Otto, b. Baltimore, MD 1811,married in 1837 in Franklin Co., IN. to Delila Harding/Harden, b. Indiana in 1820, Lived in Henry Co. Iowa by 1850. Thanks for your help.

BJMcNally Thu Apr 24,1997
I am searching for all descendants of Peter GRINER, b 1742 Germany, came to America 1749, resided in Cumberland County NJ, until moving to Franklin Co. IN c1820. Thanks

randy klemme Sat Apr 26, 1997
have been working on family history for nearly 15 years and am looking for any and all information and decendents of the following surnames: KLEMME, HILDEBRAND, HILKENE, NUNIER, ZINS, FRANZMAN, HEEB AND LETMAN. information, pictures and family stories are all needed and appreciated.

R.D. FREAD Sat May 3, 1997
Seeking information on FREAD, FRED, FRAD who were located in Franklin County during the early 1800s. I have information on several marriages there, but I would like to know who the parents were of the people who were getting married. Any information would be appreiated. Thanks

David Cleaver Sat May 3, 1997
Wooster Dakin CLEAVER settled in Franklin County about 1830. He had married Margaret Davis in Clinton County OH in 1827. Their children were: Phebe b 1828 OH, Amos b 1829 OH, David b 1830 IN, George Issac b 1837 IN, Loretta b 1839 IN, Caroline b 1840 IN, and Wooster, Jr. b 1843 IN. Margaret is buried in Shelby County, IN. George Issac CLEAVER married Elizabeth RHORER (dtr of Simeon RHORER and Jane MCFADDEN).George was killed in Civil War. Their children were Walter Lincoln CLEAVER and Wallace CLEAVER. After George's death, Elizabeth moved her family to Paris, IL. Wooster Dakin CLEAVER was born in 1798 in CT(unverified family story).

Peggy Hammett Fri May 2, 1997
Trying to locate parents of Frederick H. LAMPING born 1801 Oldenburg Germany died 13 Nov 1890 Oldenburg IN. Married Elizabeth WILLENBAUGH/WILLENBACH born 1818 Oldenburg Germany died 29 Dec 1891 Oldenburg IN. Son Bernared born 1853 IN died 1930 Oldenburg IN. Daughter Catherine born 1856 IN. Son Frank Henry born 1862 IN died 1927 Cincinnati OH. Thanks.

R.D. FREAD Sat May 3, 1997
I am looking for any and all information relative to the following surnames: FREAD, FRED, FRAD.

Debbie Haught Sun May 4, 1997
Looking for parents of Lydia Mulkins who married Robert Spear on June 15, 1814. Who were their parents??? Any help appreciated.

Loretta Niemeier Mon May 5, 1997
Searching for descendents of Frederick REIDENBACK, born ca 1849, whose guardian was Nicholas REIDENBACK, of Franklin Co., IN. He was appointed guardian 1859. Will share.

Wendy Lawrence Tue May 6,1997
Who are the parents of David LAWRENCE b. ca.1827 Dearborn Co., In. or Pennsylvania, lived in the Lawrenceville, In. area before moving to Franklin/Decatur Co. area (Salt Creek Twp), David was married to Mary Ann BRYAN/T b. 1837, he died in late 1800's, she in approx. 1899, children include Millie,Lewis F., Hiram Nicholas, James Robert. Lewis m. 1881 to Eliza BEHNE in Fayette Co.,In. d. 1940's Wayne Co., In. Any information on this LAWRENCE family will be greatly appreciated<.br>

Marie Beckman Tue May 6, 1997
I am looking for the parents of William Beckman Sr.(Sept. 23 1841-May 4, 1923) I believe he was born in Franklin Co. IN. He was married to Christena Margaretha Gesell.(Sept. 30 1851-Sept. 28 1938) I am also interested in contacting anyone researching any of the following families: Beckman, Gesell, Bossert,Wirth or Ritter.

Ann Maxson Tue May 6, 1997
I am looking for any information on the THROCKMORTON family who owned land in Franklin county in the 1830's. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Clark Sinclair Fri May 9, 1997
Researching James ADAIR b 1747 Bucks Co Pa d 1831 Brookville Franklin Co Ind m Rebecca MONTGOMERY b 1751 d 1835 d/o James MONTGOMERY d 1791 Laurens Co SC: ch:Margaret m John EWING d 1828 Fairfield Ind;Isabel m John ALEXANDER;Ruth m 1810 Decatur Co Ind Benoni RICHARDSON;James ADAIR m 1st Polly MEEK;Rebecca m James REMEY;Jane m William EADES;Isaac ADAIR m 1st Jane HOLLAND;Lucretia d 1870 New Trenton Ind m John WILDRIDGE; Joseph ADAIR m Rachel ? Has anyone proof of the parents of James ADAIR or James MONTGOMERY?

Cathy McGuire Sun May 11 1997
My gggrandfather was Jacob SIMMERMEYER who died February 26, 1911 in Franklin County, IN. He was born October 23, 1832 in Germany.Would appreciate any information on him, his parents, or his descendants. (Where in Germany was he born? Was he naturalized? etc.) BTW, his death certificate shows his name as Jacob ZIMMERMEYER corrected to SIMMERMEYER. On the death certificate his mother's name is illegible, but looks to be Martha SCHAU??? or SCHAN???. To me it looks like SCHAUAUR, but that seems odd. Does anyone have a stab at what this name might be?

Peggie Bastin Tue May 13,1997
(McCAFFERTY/CHIDESTER:) Need parents of Joseph McCafferty, b. 1793 in NY (where?) and wife, Mary Chidester McCafferty, b. ca 1796 NJ.They were settled in Cedar Creek, Brookville Twp., Franklin County by 1818. Their children were:Elizabeth (m. Warren Cowels); Josiah, (m. Susan Shank); Theodore B.; Emeline (m. Alfred Rees); William; Ora Ann (m. Isaac Anderson) and Celeste (?). Both Joseph and Mary McCafferty died in Indiana. More specific information on their origins and parents much appreciated.

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