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Pictures from the William "Bill" & Catherine (Humphrey) Coons Collection
Donated to the
Jennings County Public Library in April of 2015

We are still in the process of sorting and preparing this collection there will be at least two file cabinets and many binders when we are done.

Written on back "William Gaston Humphrey Sr. B. 1835 Brighton, England D. April 25, 1914, age 79, Paris Crossing, Ind., M. Anna Buckman (Buckner)Cincinnati, Ohio 1857-58, B. 1833 D. March 10, 1908, age 74, Paris Crossing, In.
four children
Wm. G. Humphrey Jr.
Elizabeth Humphrey
Alfred M. Humphrey
Lottie Humphrey"

Martha (Bare) Keiper (on both the front and back of this picture Catherine spelled the name Kiper but Martha's headstone in Vernon Cemetery has it spelled Keiper.) Daughter of John P. Bare and Marietta Hartwell.

Willaim Owen Bare, written on back of picture, "Born Jan 1868 Martinsville, In.- Died March 1937, Married Dec. 10, 1895, Vernon, In. Lillie Belle Page, Born July 3, 1872, Jennings County - Died, Sept. 1952, Paris Crossing. Burial, Vernon, In." (Brother of Martha (Bare) Keiper, pictured above.)


William Owen Bare - same person as above.

This is a tintype paper taped to the back says "William (Billie) Bare, age 20, Born Jan. 24, 1868,
Vinnie Barnes-right, Ella Robbins-left
He grew up around Lovett & Marion Twp. Jennings Co. Ind."

The Humphrey family owned this store for over 107 years in Paris Crossing.

Written on photo - Paris Crossing Citizens, in front of Rail Road Station early 1890 - 1900's. If you can identify any of these people contact me Sheila Kell

Paris Crossing Grade School, 1906-1907. The only identified child is Alfred S. Humphrey (arrow), father of Catherine (Humphrey) Coons. (Again if you can identify others contact me.)

Coffee Creek Baptist Church - Paris Crossing

Wright's Flouring Mill - Owner Samuel Wright

Old Paris - Store & town pump. The dirt road in front of the store is now Indiana State Hwy. 250, known in the early days as the Madison to Brownstown Road. If you followed the road as it is in this picture you would cross into Jefferson County, and the next small town would be Lancaster, Jefferson County.


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