Gibson County, Indiana Queries

                   Gibson County, Indiana Queries

DATE: JUN 24 1998
NAME: David E Krusen Jr.


The BOLIN family you seek is descended from Thomas BOLIN and his wife Mary. Thomas' Revolutionary war pension record is on file in Perry County, IN. Thos. moved from Wilkes Co, NC to Hardin Co, KY then Hancock Co & died in Troy Twp., Perry, IN. Using the federal census you should be able to trace this line rather easily. It was also compiled by Daniel Lynn BOLIN, dec'd, of Breckinridge, KY. His books are in the Breckinridge/Hawesville KY libraries. It is my personal belief that Thomas BOLIN may be the son of Col. John BOLLING & Mary JEFFERSON, sister to Pres. Thomas JEFFERSON, though I have not been able to prove it. If this is the case, Thomas would be a descendant of Pocahontas/Metaoka/Rebecca. It kind of got to me after a while so I dropped the search about a yr. or so ago. However, the birth date Thomas gave for himself in his Revolutionary War Pension Statement appears to be a merging of the christening & birth dates for two children of John & Mary BOLLING; Thomas (who has never been located as an adult) and Jane BOLLING. It is important to take note that in the NC Revolutionary Records Thomas' last name is spelled BOLLING.

DATE: JUN 28 1998
NAME: David W. Miedema Jr. and Parents


First of all, you have a wonderful site at My wife and research department spent a week wandering southern Indiana, and we think she found some good stuff, when we get it organized. From several months ago it looks like I owe you an answer on where her KINDER roots come from. Alsie KINDER shows up in generation 5. The David in generation 2 I think is sibling of Rebecca KINDER BOLIN that you mentioned. I have 3 wives for David. A lot of the stuff that my wife found is from the Booneville Library, and was prepared by Opal B. PHILLIPS in 1990. Do you have any idea how much of this is trustworthy? I compared her Thomas BOLIN to your on line records, and found that she found 6 kids including a Henry Curtis born ca 1840 died before 1850 census. buried Perry County. She, in another area that we have touched on, I think has Peter I KINDER with three wives. She lists the second as Levina, third as Dolly ---no last names. One of the interesting findings is "The Gentry Family in America, 1676 to 1909" written by Richard GENTRY. It suggests that all the GENTRY of Indiana Settled in Warrick and Spencer Co. and Ohio Co. KY are the descendents of the 8 sons of Samuel that moved from North Carolina. Other names they cover are CLAIBORNE, HARRIS, SHARP, HAWKINS, ROBINSON, SMITH, WYATT, FULKERSON, BUTLER, BUSH, BLYTHE, PABODY, NOBLE, HAGGARD and TINDALL. A newspaper article claims that there were 960 GENTRY voters in Warrick Co. I think you know of a few GENTRY links to your tree, I suspect that this book could fill it out better. My inclination is to give Higinson Book Company the $52 they want for a copy. We also got some FERGUSON info, which is not as well laid out it is mostly trees devoid of dates. Descendants of Peter Kinder Generation No. 1 1. PETER3 KINDER (PETER2, GEORGE1 GUNDER) died 1818-1820. He married ELIZABETH COWAN. Child of PETER KINDER and ELIZABETH COWAN is: 2. i. DAVID4 KINDER, b. May 31, 1799, KY; d. September 16, 1882, McCoupin County, IL. Generation No. 2 2. DAVID4 KINDER (PETER3, PETER2, GEORGE1 GUNDER) was born May 31, 1799 in KY, and died September 16, 1882 in McCoupin County, IL. He married ELIZABETH FISHER February 17, 1824 in Perry County, IN. Child of DAVID KINDER and ELIZABETH FISHER is: 3. i. HENRY H.5 KINDER, b. December 1834, Kentucky. Generation No. 3 3. HENRY H.5 KINDER (DAVID4, PETER3, PETER2, GEORGE1 GUNDER) was born December 1834 in Kentucky. He married LAVISA CARLISLE WOOLSEY December 16, 1855 in Pike County, IN. Child of HENRY KINDER and LAVISA WOOLSEY is: 4. i. SIEGEL FRANK6 KINDER, b. March 22, 1863, Stendal, IN; d. June 25, 1951, Oakland City, IN. Generation No. 4 4. SIEGEL FRANK6 KINDER (HENRY H.5, DAVID4, PETER3, PETER2, GEORGE1 GUNDER) was born March 22, 1863 in Stendal, IN, and died June 25, 1951 in Oakland City, IN. He married (1) CLARISA BRISCO. He married (2) LOUISA ALVIRA GENTRY August 13, 1891 in Warrick County, IN, daughter of JOHN GENTRY and SARAH REED. Child of SIEGEL KINDER and LOUISA GENTRY is: 5. i. ALSIE RAY7 KINDER, b. May 11, 1891, Pike County, IN; d. May 09, 1974, Evans- ville, IN. Generation No. 5 5. ALSIE RAY7 KINDER (SIEGEL FRANK6, HENRY H.5, DAVID4, PETER3, PETER2, GEORGE1 GUNDER) was born May 11, 1891 in Pike County, IN, and died May 09, 1974 in Evansville, IN. He married NORA ETHEL SUTTON November 25, 1914 in Pike County, IN, daughter of CHARLES SUTTON and IVA FERGUSON. Children of ALSIE KINDER and NORA SUTTON are: 6. i. RELDA MAE8 KINDER, b. May 09, 1933, Pike County, IN. ii. LAWRENCE KINDER. iii. GORDON KINDER. iv. VONDIA KINDER. v. LAVON KINDER. vi. VIOLET KINDER. vii. DONALD KINDER. viii. EARL KINDER. ix. JOHN KINDER. Generation No. 6 6. RELDA MAE8 KINDER (ALSIE RAY7, SIEGEL FRANK6, HENRY H.5, DAVID4, PETER3, PETER2, GEORGE1 GUNDER) was born May 09, 1933 in Pike County, IN. She married PAUL OWEN HARPER September 13, 1952 in Evansville, IN, son of WOODROW HARPER and SARAH EASTON. Children of RELDA KINDER and PAUL HARPER are: i. WANDA LEE9 HARPER, b. March 08, 1954, Chicago, IL; m. DAVID WILLIAM MIEDEMA, February 14, 1981, Princeton, IN. ii. DEBORAH DARLENE HARPER, b. December 29, 1952. iii. EDWARD RAY HARPER, b. August 27, 1957. iv. DIANA LYNN HARPER, b. February 02, 1962. v. DONNA JEAN HARPER, b. February 02, 1962. vi. RONALD LEE HARPER, b. November 22, 1965.

DATE: JUN 28 1998
NAME: Dixie Barringer, 40 Ems Ln B25A, Pierceton, IN 46562-9134


Dixie Barringer, 40 Ems Ln B25A, Pierceton, IN 46562-9134 is seeking info on the following family. She does NOT have email -- WRITE her or send info to her friend, Mary Green: Hugh MURPHY b ca 1830 Sarnana Co, Ire; church St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Princeton, Gibson Co, IN; d 1879 Gibson Co, IN; bur St Peter & Paul Catholic Cem, Haubstadt, IN was a Railroad Laborer. He came to Indiana in 1865 and it is possible he lived in Hancock Co, KY or elsewhere in KY prior to Indiana. Hugh MURPHY married ? date to Ann LARACY (marriage supplement for son shows as LAUROY and may even be LaROY or LOWREY). She was born Jun 1834 Ireland (same church as Hugh) and she d Apr 23, 1920 Patoka, IN and buried in same cemetery as Hugh. She came to America in 1854, and to Indiana in 1865. She was with husband 1870 Gibson Co, IN census, and also on 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 census' in same county. Hugh MURPHY and Ann (LARACY/LAUROY) MURPHY's known children are: 1) Mary, b 1860 KY, marr Sep 22, 1887 Gibson Co, IN to George SLATER. She was living in Princeton, IN in the 1930's and 40's. No more info on them. 2) Catherine (Kate) MURPHY b 1862 KY married Louis PFOHL and they lived in Vincennes, IN. 3) John Patrick MURPHY was b Mar 17, 1865 IN and d Dec 6, ____ Patoka, Gibson Co, IN; bur Oak Hill Cem, Patoka, IN. He was a boiler room engineer at the Princeton Water Works and worked at Ft Wayne State School. Lived Princeton, IN as well as Ft Wayne, IN. On Sep 9, 1897 Gibson Co, IN he married Della Mae MARSH. It shows on the supplemental marriage that he was 33 when he married, so he may have been born 1864 instead. The mother's surname was showing as LAUROY on this same supplement (h-2 27). These are Dixie Barringer's grandparents. Some children known to have been born to John and Della are: Female, b June 4, 1898 (h-6 37) male, b Mar 20, 1901 (h-8 16) male, b Mar 11, 1907 (h-11 46) 4) Hugh MURPHY b 1867, lived in Patoka, IN and married ca 1907 to Lucy MILLER. Some children known to have been born to Hugh and Lucy are: Charles Edw, male, b Dec 7, 1911 Irwin Albert, male, b Nov 26, 1913 Margaret B., female, b Mar 29, 1917 Mary Cath., female, b Feb 25, 1910 Robert F., male, b Apr 8, 1920 Virne Lester, male, b Jun 26, 1915 5) John (James) MURPHY, b Apr 3, 1868 Gibson Co, IN; church St Peter & Paul Catholic, Haubstadt, IN; d Aug 31, 1921 Gibson Co, IN and buried in St Peter & Paul Catholic Cem, Haubstadt, IN. He was a broom maker and attended the Trade School for the Blind. Lived Patoka, IN and never married. He was blind. 6) Frank MURPHY, b 1872, never married and lived with his brother, Thomas. 7) Thomas MURPHY, b 1874, never married and lived "in the old home place" with his brother, Frank. 8) Charles MURPHY, b 1877 Gibson Co, IN; d Jun 29, 1890 Gibson Co, IN and he lived Patoka, IN too. Other than the above little is known of these persons, their ancestors or their descendants and Ms. Barringer would like to fill in the blanks and be in contact with other descendants and persons having information on this family. Any MURPHY information that you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dixie Barringer 40 EMS LN. B25 A Pierceton, IN 46562 (please note -- this is Pierceton, not Princeton) [note: above written by Judith Sandage Murphy for Ms. Barringer from info in her letter/jm)

DATE: JUN 26 1998
NAME: Gene & Helen Keusch


Hello, can you post this? My address is Needing information on Phobe (Felia) CRABTREE who was born in Posey/Gibson Co, IN in 1825 and married John SOLMAN (SAULMAN) b. in VA in 1823. They died in Montgomery Twp and are buried in the Saulman Cemetery. They had the following children: George W., Margaret J., Thomas J., Sarah C., Mary E., and Elizabeth F. Any information will be appreciated. Helen Keusch

DATE: JUN 26 1998
NAME: Joyce Truitt


Arnett MASON lived in Gibson County. Later moved and raised his family in Pike County. I am looking for information leading to learning Arnette's parents. Any lead appreciated. Joyce Truitt

DATE: JUN 28 1998
NAME: sam or don douglas


My name is Don Douglas and I live in Princeton Ind. DOUGLAS,Cornelius Dow, grgrndfthr DOUGLAS,Lorenzo Dow DOUGLAS, Albert Warren (WARE) b.Jan.25, 1851 b.Aug.15, 1828 b.April 18, 1808 d.July 19,1924 d.Sept.27, 1915 d.Sept.9, 1893 Married---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAYLOR, Sophia Jane GUDGEL, Nancy ROSE, Nancy b.Dec.27,1852 b.Dec.19,1831 b.May 2,1808 d.Oct.30,1926 d.Mar.25,1893 d.Feb.15,1883 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sophia's parents TAYLOR, James TAYLOR, James TAYLOR, William Vand.Co. Penn. Virginia d.Dec.12,1863 d.1820 DeKalb Co.Tenn Married------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SWANSON, Martha ROSE, Rachel ?"widow RICE" d.1852 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Gudgel's parents---------------------------------------------------------------------------- GUDGEL, William GUDGEL, Andrew b.Feb.11,1801 d.Jan.22,1877 d.Aug.16,1815 Married----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THURMAN, Lucinda PANE, Elizabeth his 3rd b.Dec.12,1806 d.May 9,1887 d.Dec.2,1823 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you, Don Douglas

DATE: JUN 11 1998
NAME: Steve


I have surnames of MONTGOMERY, PEARCE and NICHOLS in Gibson. The WILLIS family in Pike County. Have been to the library in Princeton a few times (I forget her name at this time, but a real helpful lady works there). It's an 8 hour drive so I cannot make it down there too often. My ggg grandfather was Thomas NICHOLS who married Ruth Ann PEARCE. Her dad was George PEARCE. The MONTGOMERY person was Benjamin MONTGOMERY, his daughter Betty married James B. DOWNEY. These names were spelled so many ways. I am working on finding relatives who may have some pictures to share. Well I hope you have a nice weekend. Talk soon, STEVE

DATE: JUN 12 1998
NAME: Steve


The O'BRIENs that I have came from Maryland to Kentucky, Washington and Nelson Counties Kentucky. They lived mainly in Daviess and Martin Counties. I have the KIDWELLs, PORTERs, GIBSONs that lived in Martin and Daviess Counties. I also have a cousin who I talk to who lives in Cinninati, Ohio. She is on my KIDWELL family. Hezekiah KIDWELL, of Washington County, KY. I am from his son, Sylvester, who lived in Martin and Daviess Counties. Willing to share information, which I do have a few books full. Talk soon, STEVE

DATE: JUN 12 1998
NAME: Brock Ayers


Looking for any information on the early AYERS family of Gibson County and affiliated families. Azariah and Mary AYERS arrived in Gibson Co between 1806- 1811. He was an early blacksmith and owned a sawmill near Marsh Creek in Patoka Twp. Azariah died in 1822-1823. Moved to Gibson Co from Mercer Co, KY. Sons/daughter married into the families above. Mary AYERS, widow of Azariah, married Wm B. DIMICK. She died after 1840, but I cannot find her on 1840 census. Appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of the AYERS of Gibson Co and the above lines. In particular, need information on the FLINN family and Johnson FITZGARRALL. My line of this family moved to Wayne Co, IL in early 1840s, along with members of the WHEELER family and other Gibson Co families. I believe Azariah and Mary arrived in KY from NJ, but do not yet have conclusive proof. AYERS/McCRARY/WHEELER/FITZGARRALL/FLINN/MOUNTS - family names searching Happy hunting! Brock Ayers St. Louis, MO

DATE: JUN 13 1998
NAME: Doug Kelsey


I'm looking for information on Lena Victory WILSON and any of her descendants. Following are specifics: Lena Victory WILSON, b. Aug/13/1890 in Gibson County, IN. Lena's parents were: William F. WILSON, b. Sep/1864 in IN d. abt 1924? Cordelia McREYNOLDS, b. Mar 1870 They were married about 1877 Lena's siblings were: Osborn WILSON, b. in Gobson Country, IN, married a Jessie RAMSEY. Dorthy WILSON, b. after 1900? William F. WILSON's father was a John WILSON., b. abt 1808 in Ohio.

DATE: JUN 13 1998
NAME: Larry D. Conkle


Looking for information on the marriage of Clabourn I. CASH & June M. LEWIS in Gibson County on December 11, 1830. Also would like to know of any children to this couple. Larry D. Conkle

DATE: JUN 07 1998
NAME: Carlene Morrison


Hello, I am requesting help with the possibility of readings having been taken at the MORRISON CEMETERY in Patoka Township. My great-grandfather Barnett MORRISON (b.6 April 1827, d. 2 Oct 1899) is from the Princeton, Indiana area. He was married twice, both marriages having taken place (I think) in Gibson County. The first was to Isaphena LATHOM 2 Nov 1859, and the second to Lydia Elizabeth SPENCER 18 Feb 1877. Each marriage produced a number of children. I also do not know Barnett's parents names. Is there a publication which might have more about the Morrison Cemetery. Thank you for your response and your help. (Carlene Morrison)

DATE: JUN 07 1998
NAME: Cathi Curry


I am looking for information on the O'HERRON family who lived in the Haubstat area around the turn of the century. My great grandmother was Cecilia Margaret O"HERRON and she married my great grandfather, William Edward CURRY, on her family's land in June of 1904. Cecilia's parents were James and Mary O"HERRON, both originally from Ireland. They came to this country and settled in and around Cincinnati, and somehow ended up in Gibson County. Cecilia was the oldest daughter and their oldest son was Thomas O'HERRON. James O"HERRON died in Gibson County and is buried in St Joseph Cemetery. I am unsure of the date. His wife Mary died in 1926 and is buried in Terre Haute, IN. If anyone can tell me anything about this family, I would be grateful. Cathi L Curry

DATE: JUN 09 1998
NAME: Jackie Robbins


My father: Orris Hamilton WOODS was born Sept 20, 1910 in Gibson Co. (Hospital Unknown) His Father was Carl O. WOODS, Mother Effie. I'm looking for Effie's full maiden name. Is this possible? On a copy of Dad's birth certificate, it only lists parents as Carl & Effie. Thanks for your help. [My reply to him: Oris Hamilton WOODS (way spelled on birth records) was born to Carl WOODS and Effie HAMILTON. I am surprised that her maiden name didn't show as it did show on the birth record books. Effie HAMILTON married Carl WOODS Nov 1, 1909 Gibson Co, IN H-6 25 and on the marriage supplemental it shows Carl's parents as Frank WOODS and Mary BOYLE, and he was age 23 when he married; Effie's parents were Henry HAMILTON and Mary MILLER, and she was 25 when she married./jm]

DATE: JUN 10 1998
NAME: Betty Sink


I am looking for decendants of Silas M. WILLIAMS, living in the Princton, In. area.. One married McCLELLAN another DEASON. Some of them used to attend the WILLIAMS Family Reunion held at Ewing, Il, near Williams Chapel Church.

DATE: MAY 28 1998
NAME: Doyle Wilhite


Looking for information on Gordon WILHITE, born 1830. Married Eliza PIERCE. Lived in Fort Branch during 1860 census. Looking for place of birth and parents of Gordon WILHITE Thanks for any input. Doyle Wilhite

DATE: MAY 31 1998
NAME: Don Cordell


I did send a copy of the HUDELSON Book to the Princeton Library, last Tuesday, hope those family members in the area will be able to find it in the library. As usual it may take some time for them to get it on the shelf. But at least it's a good start. If there are any HUDELSON descendants in the Gibson County Genealogical Soc. if they have one, at least this is a start for them. Thanks Don Cordell Lancaster, CA

DATE: JUN 01 1998
NAME: DATE: MAY 21 1998
NAME: Ray and Carol Rick


I am a descendant of Alexander DEVIN of Gibson County and I would be pleased to be listed as a surname resource for him or his descendants Carol Rick

DATE: MAY 22 1998
NAME: Hal Truax


I am looking for the book "CEMETERY RECORDS in ILLINOIS and INDIANA" compiled by Carroll O. Cox. It is a 121 page typewritten book. I found an index to it in a Gibson County Internet link. Where would a copy of that be, or could I found someone who would be willing to look up the information for me. I would like information on Watson(s) on page 109. Thank you for your help, Susan H. Truax

DATE: MAY 23 1998
NAME: Mary Green


Hi, This is a shot in the dark. I just spoke to an acquaintance about MURPHYs. She thought perhaps my MURPHYs were from Indiana, but they aren't. Hers are from Gibson Co. and before that Handcock Co, KY. When I saw your last name I thought perhaps your MURPHYs were from Gibson Co. Dixie is not on the internet so I told her I would do some checking for her. Hugh and John MURPHY were the names she is looking for. Any connection? Mary Murphy Green

DATE: MAY 23 1998
NAME: DelanieJ


It might be nice to add a blurb with the address/phone of the Princeton Library and maybe the Willard Library in Evansville. Suggest that they call ahead for hours to the Princeton Library. Even though their sign on the door said the genealogy room was open on Saturday, they wouldn't open it because there was no one to staff it. It appears it will be closed Saturdays for quite a while. Luckily, the Willlard Library was open so this was an excellent backup plan. PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY 130 S. Hart Princeton, IN 812-385-4464 It's just south of the downtown square. For Hours, I would call first. The genealogy room is on the lower floor and is not open if there's not staff to man it. At the moment, it's only open M-F. WILLARD LIBRARY 21 First Avenue Evansville IN 47710 812-425-4309 Email (the first letter is an "el" or "L") Hours as of 5/98: Tues 9-8 W-F 9-5:30 Sat 9-5 Sun 1-5 I haven't gotten to visit the Princeton Library yet but the Willard library has a very nice setup and takes up the entire 3rd level of the building (very old building). Also, a person that visited a year or more ago, told me there were no hotels in Gibson Co. at all but 2 new ones have opened up in the last 6-9 months: THE HAMPTON INN and THE GUEST INN. Both are in Princeton off of Indiana 41. Both are new and nice. There are some good restaurants close by. They're only 5 minutes from the library, too. Hope this helps! Delanie Alcorn-Jones

DATE: MAY 26 1998
NAME: Don Cordell


Looking for all HUDELSON descendants, male or female, to update book on the descendants of James HUDELSON of Mifflin Co, PA to Ky to Gibson Co. in 1830's. Have an extensive file already, but looking for more recent family info. I've just compiled a 96 page book on the HUDELSON family, many of whom were in Gibson Co, I'd like to donate a copy to Gibson County Historical Soc. if they have one, or to the Library in Princeton. Could you advise me who/what/where if any in Princeton area. I realize you don't live there but perhaps you know the best place for this book to reach as many as possible. Don Cordell Lancaster, CA

DATE: MAY 11 1998
NAME: Ronnie Boring


I am seeking information on John D. (Doss?) BORING who married Jemima LUCAS 5-29-1821. I need to know the name of his father, mother and children if possible. Please email me at the address below if possible. Ronnie Boring

DATE: MAY 15 1998


Am researching the BURNETT family presumably of Francisco, Gibson County, Indiana; have very little info at this time. Am looking for a Grace BURNETT with a sister named Ruth. One of them may have been a nurse. Would appreciate any info anyone can share, as I am having a difficult time. Possible time line would be late 1800's and early 1900's. Thanks very much. Mary Ann

DATE: MAY 19 1998
NAME: Lisa Henderson


I really need to let you know all the changes that have occurred. First, my new address is, I had 2 back-to-back comp. crashes, then my server changed my e-mail, without telling me, then after I began to recover, they upgraded, shutting down for over a month...I was literally off the net for over 3 months!!!!!!! Second, I also have some really cool copies of stuff NOW at my home: The 1830 IN CENSUS INDEX PIONEER ANCESTORS of MEMBERS of the SOCIETY of INDIANA PIONEERS - this is very good, and has over 200 pages of early settlers, where and when they were born, where they resided before, and where they settled...very good. THE EMMERSON CEMETERY INDEX THE JORDAN CEMETERY and UPPER HILLS CHURCH CLARK CO 1807 CENSUS KNOX CO 1807 CENSUS Lisa Henderson

DATE: MAY 05 1998
NAME: Jackie L. Robbins


I'm searching for info. on my father's family: Parents: Carl & Effie (Maiden name: HAMILTON) WOODS. Children: Orris, Wallace, Edna, Ada & Pearl. They last resided in Cynthianna, IN, but I've been told that a connection exists with a Mrs. Margaret (BRUCE) WOODS in Owensville, IN. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Jackie L. Robbins 18606 Mallery Rd., Noblesville, IN 46060 email:

DATE: MAY 06 1998
NAME: CMorri2900


Looking for help regarding the birth certificate for Carl MORRISON who was born February 5, 1888 in Gibson County, Princeton, Indiana. Mother was Lydia Elizabeth SPENCER born October 10, 1851; father was Barnett MORRISON born April 6, 1827. They were married February 18, 1877. I am trying to determine where Barnett MORRISON was born, and where Lydia was born. Can you help? Thanks for your help, Carlene Morrison. PS I am just starting out and very new to this.

DATE: MAY 06 1998


THOMAS, BELOAT Ephriam THOMAS married Mary E. BELOTE (BELOAT) in Gibson County, Indiana May 23, 1843. Their children were William R. THOMAS (my ancestor), Francis, James W., David, George, Hyram, Joseph M. and Ephriam THOMAS. Would like to exchange information with any descendant of this family. James Purcell e-mail address is

DATE: MAY 09 1998
NAME: The McNeely Family


In the 1900 Census, a Stewart COMPTON, age 13, was enumerated in Gibson Co, Columbia Twp, IN, as a boarder with Robert ALCORN. Stewart was a son of Azor Charles and Margaret BLACK COMPTON, who were m. in Gibson Co. 23 Mar 1884. Can anyone give me any imput about this situation or any information about these people? Lorena McNeely

DATE: MAY 08 1998
NAME: Rich Southers


I am trying to locate information on a William KINDER. Unfortunately, my information is rather sketchy, but I will give you what I have in hopes that you may be able to help me, or at least provide some leads. My ggrandmother was named Deffie KINDER. In 1892 she married Ethel SOUTHERS. On the marriage record, her parents are listed as William KINDER and Jane COX. I have tried to find information on William KINDER, but without much success. I have found two IGI records on William. One is for 1873 showing that he married Jane COX in 1873 in Martin County, IN. The other is listed as miscellaneous and is dated 1844. It is also for Martin County. I know that you do research for Perry County, but you are the first reseacher I have found with a link to the name KINDER. As such, I am hopeful you may have some information on William. Thank you. Rich Southers

DATE: MAY 03 1998
NAME: Hewick


My husband descends from Henry J. MONTGOMERY: Descendants of Hugh Montgomery 1 Hugh Montgomery Abt 1809 - .. +Polly Johnston Abt 1813 - ......... 2 Henry J. Montgomery 1841 - 1918 ............. +Mary Hannah MASON 1842 - 1932 .................... 3 Laura B. Montgomery 1861 - 1907 ........................ +Benjamin Franklin BATTLES 1844 - 1902 .............................. 4 Benjamin Franklin BATTLESON 1894 - 1965 ................................... +Mae Winnona CORSON 1894 - 1950 ......... 2 Mary Montgomery 1844 - ......... 2 Fielding Montgomery 1846 - ......... 2 Margaret Montgomery 1849 - Henry's dau Laura B. MONTGOMERY b December 21, 1861 Pike Co., IN, d July 28, 1907 in Princeton, Gibson, IN. TIA, Helen @Hewick Helen Nichols Battleson, Hewick Plantation B&B, POB 82, Urbanna, VA 23175 - Rootsweb Sponsor and Listowner, ROBINSON & HIGGINBOTHAM Support public genealogy - join or sponsor the RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative. &/or &/or

DATE: MAY 03 1998
NAME: Robert Cundiff


Subject: Re: Lasley, Leslie, Lesley My grandfather was Martin LASLEY / LASLIE. My g-grandfather was William LESLIE married to Hannah HODGES, My gg-grandfather was Israel. William was the son of Israel and William was my great-grandfather. My grandfather Martin LASLEY, married my grandmother Lillia Malinda MARTIN Dec. 31, 1896. On the marrige information, it listed the marriage as a second marriage for Martin. Martin LASLEY died when my father was 13 and my grandmother died when I was 16 so don't have much info. Both of my parents are deceased and all of my fathers brothers and sister are deceased. So I have to do a lot of piecing.

Have found Israel LASLEY. He started out in Warrick county. Ran a store in Folsomville. Martin LASLEY / LASLIE listed his home as Ft. Branch on his marriage record to my grandmother. I would be interested in any information you have on the LASLEY / LESLIEs in Gibson County. My family still lives there. My brother Ernie Lasley is also doing Geneology. He lives in Owensville, but I'm not sure which county it is in.

Thanks for any help. Judy (Lasley) Cundiff

DATE: MAY 03 1998
NAME: Gary Kiesel


Judith...I'm enclosing my ged file with this post; also a pedigree chart of myself, and another handwitten sheet from Minnie. (this would be her brothers and sisters. Lawrence is her husband and Phyllis HOLFELNER is a granddaughter of hers. From the pedigree chart you will see that Matthew Kiesel is my G-grandfather and Magdalena is his first wife (he had two others). They had 8 children I believe, so if you run across any more just jot them down...maybe they are related somehow. I have their names in the file. I understand about nameing children after the grandparents....notice ....3 greatsgrandfather.. Getting a little sleepy...planing a hard day at work; Gary Kiesel.ged Judith1.jpg Judith2.jpg

DATE: MAY 01 1998
NAME: Gary Kiesel


The reason for the question if there was a St. James, IN is because I was told from my father that she was born there, and I could not find it on the map. Also a cousin of mine said that she was born elsewhere; course I would take my dads word first but he at times have made mistakes like we all do. Any way her birthdate was 8/29/1886 but she died in Evansville 2/1970. Her name is Minnie BANKERT KIESEL. What I'm looking for is her ancestors. Her dad, John Bankert, was born 10/4/1856 and d 8/8/1894. I have nothing on her mother; but I do have a first name of Lena that is mention through hearsay. Since there was a populated place named St. James, there has to be a cemetery near by. Maybe I can find someone that could help on that idea; maybe there are some caretakers; I don't know. I found out the vital records did not start until 1882, so my search there may be limited. If you have any ideas I sure would like to hear of them, at the present I'm not able to take off and travel for an hobby as this; but maybe in the future. Looking for the family of BANKERT, John- B 1856 d 1894 Any info would be helpful. Tks Gary

DATE: MAY 02 1998
NAME: Dan Chapman


My great grandmother was Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) FARRIS (born 1870 IN). Her mother was Sarah E JOHNSON born in 1840 and first married James A WILLIAMS in 1856 Gibson Co., IN. They had 3 children. She married George W FARRIS on Jan. 28, 1864 in Gibson Co., IN. I am trying to verify this information. Are they in your research? Sincerely, Mary Chapman

DATE: MAY 02 1998


HI, I tried to email Robert Woods about 1840 and 1850 Gibson Co. census, mail came back, undeliverable, could you, or could you answer or see that R. Woods gets this query? Please check census for Isaac DUNCAN and wife Mary GILLIS DUNCAN and their 12 children, particularly Mary Ann DUNCAN, b. abt. 1840 in Gibson Co. and Matilda E. DUNCAN b. abt. 1843, Gibson Co. and Isaac A. DUNCAN, born abt. 1845 and Henry DUNCAN, born Painstown, Gibson Co. 12/11/1848 I would appreciate it MUCH Jackie Duncan Nahrstadt

DATE: MAY 02 1998
NAME: Robert Cundiff


Hi Judy, Have found Israel LASLEY. He started out in Warrick county. Ran a store in Folsomville. Martin LASLEY / LASLIE listed his home as Ft. Branch on his marriage record to my grandmother. I would be interested in any information you have on the LASLEY / LESLIEs in Gibson County. My family still lives there. My brother Ernie Lasley is also doing Geneology. He lives in Owensville, but I'm not sure which county it is in. Thanks for any help. Judy (Lasley) Cundiff

DATE: MAY 03 1998
NAME: Gary Kiesel


Subject: Re: St. James, IN [MY NOTE: He queried whether or not there was a St. James in Gibson Co, IN possibly near Haubstaudt -- I said there was one and gave exact coordinates (found in the towns/cities of this webpage) and showed that it was southwest of Haubstaudt, IN right near the Vanderburgh county line and possibly if they were living in the country the birth could be recorded in that county or if buried the cemetery could also be in that county too/jm] I notice from the time I receive your post it was 1am this morning. You're just like me...sometimes I'm up that late; not last night but quite offen. Well LADY!!! You hit it. I'm almost ready to go to church; and I'm for sure am going to say a prayer for you and to Our Lord for this wonderful find. Through my own fault I should have sent you this attachment which you are about to receive. ( I hope your e-mail browser accepts attachments). This is a copy of Minnie handwriting showing dates of her reliatives. Just as you mention, I realize its hard to read others handwriting. Plus poor Minnie didn't have much schooling, for the spelling isn't correct. Just in case you can not receive attachments, her writing reads: Grandma ECKART died 23 June 1896 Grandma BANKERT died Oct. 29, 1900 Lena BANKERT died 7 Jan 1900 and was born July 22 1858 John BANKERT 4 Oct 1856 and died 8 Aug 1894 Married 21 Sept. 1880 Also she has written: Anton HERTZMAN died 18 Sept 1899 ( this person I can not place anywhere) Let me know about the attachments, weather or not you are able to receive them. that I have these dates; do I now write to the health dept for the records. If I understand correctly, the records will also show more info such as parents etc. And the numbers that you listed are they the numbers were they are located. ( such as H-33 16) [H stands for County Health Dept, vol 33, page 16/jm] Here is a response I received from the library in Evansville: [QUOTE] Dear Gary: Since I do not know how much research you have done, I'll quote a few basic facts about Vanderburgh County and Indiana, and we'll go from there. BIRTH and DEATH records did not officially start until 1882. The W.P.A. did an index for these records 1882-1920. Although we have the index which tells the book and page number of the record, copies of the records themselves must come from the heath department. The W.P.A. also did an index for the MARRIAGES, 1846-1920. As Vanderburgh Co. was officially established in 1818, we have indexed marriages back that far, and we have indexed those records forward from 1921-1945. There is a state-wide index that runs 1958-1965. We have all marriages on microfilm 1818-1979 and copies can be made. One of the local funeral home directors has prepared an alphabetical newspaper abstract of the deaths 1921-1993. This gives such info. as age, date of death, cause, funeral home, cemetery, and survivors. [END QUOTE] After this info you gave me I went back to your Gibson county page and found a Valentine ECKHART married a Margaret REINHARDT on 4/4/1844. Of course this don't tell me anything other than the last name is the same (Eckhart). But it is possible it is a related person. I went to the local LDS center today and tried my luck there...NONE. Oh! by the way; I live in Memphis Tn. The main library here in town has the 1900 census microfilms on each county in Indiana; although I could not find the one for Gibson county. Maybe someone had it check out. I was told that the 1890 census were burned and not available. True??? What is/are fiche ?? I never heard of that term. I need to run for now for its getting late... Gary ---------- [MY RESPONSE TO HIS MESSAGE : note that I NORMALLY Do NOT Do LOOKUPS or RESEARCH for others but I was transcribing some fiche that evening, so I did look for his surnames at the time I was doing other transcribing for the webpages. These transcriptions from the microfiche will all eventually be in the births, deaths,marriages, marriage supplement and other sections of the webpage for all to see (all surnames there). I had written the following to him in previous messages/jm: Fiche are the microfilms that are on little squares of negatives and they go into a reader between two pieces of glass -- think they are 4x6" but may be wrong there. Yes, 1882 is what I have for date beginnings on some county records. 1890 some of the stuff did burn and unsure if Gibson Co's census' were in this group or not -- not all states did and some were recreated. Remember as you read the info I am sending that these are from the fiche that WPA did when they did their compiling -- it was typed up after being read and because so much of this is hard to read many times the person reading did the "best" they could. Also there would be typos because many of these persons were not secretaries and just persons they paid to do this work. Same with the readings -- they were WPA persons who were not professional readers/typists of these types of script. Some of the books are extrememly bad condition and very faint writing too or writing from other pages would smear or come through the back -- this is all part of the reason I was 'scouring' the fiche trying to find anything that would sound like or the researcher may have picked up as another letter (for instance when I do readings I find R, B, F, and sometimes M's all look the same; same with e, o, u, i's. I did NOT find her YET -- but since you do have an LDS library see if you can't rent the microfilm of the actual birth books -- the one you want would be the County Health Dept record of Births and would be Volume 2, and should be between the pages of 104 and 114 (I got this by glancing at an Aug 5, 1886 date was on page 104 and a Nov 1886 date was on page 114). Minnie's birth MIGHT be in the fiche (I didn't check the F's yet) I have but so far not in the other places I have glanced (since may have been read different from what it actually was, and then typed up accordingly. It may be in a different area of the fiche because of the different spelling). By getting the actual copies of the birth books you can then see if you find it -- would be easier than the fiche because would be by birth date (unless it was an addendum in a later book) and these records usualy are not by alphabet like this fiche is. Costs between 2 and $7 I think to rent for a month. If you order the FICHE the LDS library gets to keep it in their stock forever, while the ROLLS of microfilm have to be returned after 30 days. Do NOT get the fiche F3931 & F3932 as these are the alphabetic ones by WPA and ones I used in trying to locate her birth (to no avail so far) -- get the actual birth book films. Here goes with what I have been able to find (never did find Minnie marrying to a KIESEL and you didn't mention her husband's name -- I checked in both fiche (marriage to 1920 and the marriage supplement). (H is county health dept book, first number is volume, second is page) From deaths (you already had John's date of death but didn't know if you had age and place of death): Bankert, John m w 38 d Aug 3, 1894 W.S.Gibson Co H-33 16 Bankert, Magdelena 42 Feb 7, 1900 Warrenton H-34 1 Bankert, Mary 81 Oct 29, 1910 Johnson tp H-39 30 From marriages -- note that there was a John who married a Lena: Bankert, John Lena Eckhart marr Sep 21, 1880 6 8 Benkert, Josephine John Eberhard Aug 25, 1874 (this last I copied because often brothers and sister married and I have seen Eckhart and Eberhard interchanged when people copied them) (I glanced to see if I could find a Lena Eckhart or Lena Bankert remarrying after John's death -- nothing) Births: Renkert, Edward John Lura Ecklurd m w b Jul 10, 1884 H2-19 (now this above appears at first sight NOT yours but look again -- R and B's often mistaken for one another; father John; u's and r's often mistaken for e's and n's and same with the lurd/hard/hurd/hart being interchangeable and Ecklurd/Eckhurd/Eckhart -- I think this Edward is an older brother of Minnie's. I could not find any other Ecklurd or Lura's who were married to any Renkert persons and for that matter any other Renkert in the county. At this time this is all I have been able to find -- not much but if Lena ECKHART who married John (date of marriage would be about right if she was born in 1886) then it is at least a "lead" to the Lena you have been seeking as well as the marriage date. My best, Judy M.

DATE: APR 11 1998
NAME: John C. Benham


Searching for information on the family of Gifford WHITE, believe to have married twice (1) 23 Dec 1830 to Mary D. BROTHERS and (2) 13 Feb 1848 to Patsey SMITH both in Gibson County. One known child from second marriage - Prentice WHITE b. 9 Jun1858 Gibson Co. and d. 15 Jan 1918. He m. 23 Aug 1889 in Gibson C to Mary A. DAVIS (no further information known on her). Prentice and Mary had three children: Charles Arthur b. 1890 d. 1924 m. Bessie B. ______, Helen Pearl b. 1 Jan 1893 d. 12 Jun 1946 m. Atley C. WRIGHT, and Holbert b. 1900 d. 1934 in Wayne Co., IN My name is Sandra Benham and my e-mail address is

DATE: APR 11 1998


I am trying to find information on the parents of Smith MILLER. Smith was born May 30, 1804 in North Carolina but moved to Gibson County as a child. He married Susan ROBB (b. January 1, 1807) on May 19, 1831 in Gibson County. Smith MILLER died March 28, 1872. He was an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Gibson County. I would love to hear of any information on any of his ancestors. Thank you very much. Dena White April 11, 1998

DATE: APR 18 1998
NAME: Barbara A. Larkin


Can you check Cemmematy records for GILLESPIE in these cematary: Archer, Maplehill, Odd Fellow, Warnock, and White? thanks

[MY REPLY: I do not have access to any of these readings at this time and do not do lookups or even live in the county where I can just "run over" to do so -- if anyone has access to these, please see if you can help this person/thanks/jm]

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DATE: APR 23 1998
NAME: Les Cutright


In searching for relitives in my family I found that the names that I was looking for were misspelled and was wondering if you could tell me the source of the information so that I might check and see if the original marriage license had the same spelling. I know these things happen and if the name is spelled this way on all the documents it will make my job of tracing our family much easier. The name is "John CARTRIGHT married to Sarah TWEEDLE" I know this is my great, great, great, grandfather because of Sarah TWEEDLE. The only difference is that our name is now spelled CUTRIGHT and we have been trying to get past a point in our search for years. This could be the answer. If you could tell me the source of information this marriage license came from it would be of great help. [MY REPLY: this was from a microfiche of the wpa readings that was typed up and put into book form and is located in Indiana State Library - was Cartright in this book and also shows as same on online marriage searching for Indiana marriages/jm] Thank you Les Cutright

DATE: APR 28, 1998
NAME: ZackJosh


RICHARDSON--Looking for info on Dorothy Dale RICHARDSON born approx 1901 Oakland, Gibson County, Indiana and her family. Clara BATTRAM married Emery RICHARDSON 1892 Gibson County,IN. Thank-you Debbie Allen April 28, 1998

DATE: 02 APR 1998
NAME: Sandra L. Lewis


I am interested in the OLIVER family that I believe lived in or around Oakland City in the 1900-1920 time frame.

Looking for Rebecca JOHNSON HARRISON who married Benjamin MAY 12 Dec 1820 in Gibson County. Rebecca is widow of Jeremiah HARRISON. Rebecca and Jeremiah had daughter Casander who married Dempsey GRIGSBY 16 May 1820 in Gibson County. What happed to Rebecca, Jeremiah or Benjamin? id they stay in Gibson County or did they move on? Thank you for your help.

Sandy Lewis

DATE: 03 APR 1998
NAME: Wjh7738


The OLIVER family was my mothers clan. William Arthur, the father, was married to Maude. My mother, Fern Marie, was born to William Arthur OLIVER and Maude on June 30, 1913. This blessed event supposedly took place in Oakland City. Other issue to William and Maude included Hazel, Thelma, Flo, Dimple, and Wayne. I am not sure if these issue were born in Oakland City. I am interested in the OLIVER family roots and the maiden name of Maude. Thanks again for your help. Bill Haas email: