1998 LAWRENCE COUNTY INDIANA QUERIES
James W. Burch Monday, July 6, 1998
BURCH, DUNCAN, CHESNUT, TUCKER, QUINN, KERN, HACKLER, SKEEN, HARRIS, BOYD, COX, ADAMSON, WILLIAMS, RUBOTTOM, PRICE, HOLDERNESS, PIERCE, WILKENS, and ADAMS
I live in Lawrence County, IN near Bedford. I have been involved in geneological research for several years and have accumulated a great deal of information on many of my Lawrence County ancestors that I would be glad to share with anyone interested. My surnames include the following: BURCH, DUNCAN, CHESNUT, TUCKER, QUINN, KERN, HACKLER, SKEEN, HARRIS, BOYD, COX, ADAMSON, WILLIAMS, RUBOTTOM, PRICE, HOLDERNESS, PIERCE, WILKENS, and ADAMS. My USPS address is Rural Route 13 Box 635, Bedford, IN 47421.
RF1227@aol.com Thursday, July 02,
LOWERY, LOWREY, LOWRY, MAY
Need information about Henry and John LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRY. They purchased land together in Lawrence, Warren, and Benton Counties. John's wife's name was possibly May. Any information helpful. Trying to connect these two men to John P. Lowery of Washington County, IN. Willing to share information.
Linda Osborn Mon, 25 May 1998
DAVIS, DOAN, FOX, STROUD
I am looking for information on a John Doan who lived with (maybe not married) a Sarah Fox and had six children in the early 1800's. Some of the children's names were: John, Riley and Jesse. Riley was born in 1820 and Jesse in 1827. Jesse married Elizabeth Davis in Bedford, Ind. They had 4 children: Caroline, 1854, William, 1856; Riley, 1860; and Jefferson Henry 1864. They may have somehow been connected to the STROUD'S from North Carolina. (Hiram and Sarah Fox Stroud in the 1850 census - Sarah was from NC) Hiram may have been the boys step-father. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Susan McGee Tue, 21 Apr
NEWKIRK, RADER, TAGGART, WAGGONER
I am trying to discover the death date for HANNAH (WAGGONER, NEWKIRK) TAGGART. She reportedly died in Bedford, Lawrence County, and I have narrowed down the time to between 1860-1864. Also, a possible marriage date for her son, LEWIS TAGGART to REBECCA RADER (circa 1873). Also her son JAMES SAMUEL NEWKIRK (circa 1865). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Susan
Lee Dougherty Tue, 20 Jan 1998
DOUGHERTY, DUNHAM, DURHAM, SUTHERLAND
Looking for information on any one of several DOUGHERTYs who lived in Jackson and Lawrence Co. Preston DOUGHERTY is the first DOUGHERTY. He married Massey SUTHERLAND in Lawrence Co. in 1834. His children were Alexander, (Blacksmith in Jackson Co.),William, James, George, David, Burton, and Eliza. Alexander DOUGHERTY married Sarah Ann DURHAM (or DUNHAM) Sept. 2, 1869. Their children were Edgar, Edward, (moved to Kansas - I have a picture of Alexander, Sarah, Edward and Edward's two children), John, Thomas, Longsford, Chelsea, Henry, Edith, Essie, Delpha, Clarence, and George. Alexander and several of his children are buried in Brownstown. Edgar had a son named Everett Leon DOUGHERTY, my son is Everett Leon DOUGHERTY IV. Any information on any of these, or any other DOUGHERTY in the area would be greatly appreciated. I am especially interested in any information on where Preston moved to when he left Brownstown area in the mid 1800s.
Bradley Raney Wed, 14 Jan 1998
RANEY, HAWKINS, ACTION
My grandfather's name was Arther "Pop" Raney. His father's name was Joesph H. Raney. He died in Madison 1931. Wife's name is Paulina Hawkins. And his father's name was Stephen Raney From Nashville Tenn. They arrived here right after the "War Between The States" and set up a home in Pleasent Run Township, in the little town of Heltonville. The last census that I found of him was the 1870 of Pleasent Run Township. He did have a brother that also followed him from Tenn.; I also found him in the same year, same place. Living with him at that time where the Parents, William and Kisiriah Raney. I have tried everything in my power to find out where Stephen is laid to rest. Would you have some clues? Oh, I did find a Stephen in Greene County marriages that married a Mary Action in 1878, I did try the courthouse in Bloomfield. All they had was a single land deed that he sold a plot of land and the year that it was sold. Thanks.
Gayle (White) Livingston Sat, 10 Jan
FITCH, WHITE, WORKMAN
Looking for a Major S. White, married Alley Workman, July 28, 1850, in Bedford. Had 9 children Christia, Nancy, Jerry, Simon, John, William, Mary E., Scofield, Sarah C. 1880 census shows one grandson H. F. Fitch. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Margaret Ortigo Fri, 09 Jan
COVALT, HAMER, SOUDER, SOWDER
I am looking for any information on Hamer and Souder families. I am trying Lawrence County because of the Hamer Cemetery in Mitchell. Joseph Reader HAMER (1817 - 1904) is my gt gt grandfather. He was married to Mary Ann SOUDER (SOWDER) (1819 - 1852). Their daughter Mary Josephine HAMER (1852 - 1935) married Lafayette COVALT. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.
Janice Enk Thu, 08 Jan 1998
CHAPMAN, CHRISTIAN, RAY
Looking for information on Samuel CHAPMAN and Nancy CHRISTIAN CHAPMAN his wife. They are the parents of Rebecca CHAPMAN who married James Ray, 27 June, 1858 in Lawrence Co. They are my ggggreatgrandparents.
Michelle Heis Wed, 07 Jan 1998
I am researching all Daltons in the Lawrence and Orange Counties of Indiana. (Some did move on to Clay County) I descend from William DALTON (c1794 VA-c1857 IN) and his wife Rebecca (EVANS) DALTON (c1790 TN-aft 1862 IN). I am trying to determine the relationship between William and the other DALTONS in the area including: Samuel Hyson Dalton, William R. Dalton, Bradley Dalton, John Dalton, Benjamin Dalton and others. Any help will be appreciated. I have information to exchange. Thanks!
Steve Aronson Tue, 6 Jan 1998
BROWN, FLINN, HARRIS
BROWN, Samuel b. Ohio on Mar 27, 1824; d. 1889 in Flinn twp, Law co, IN and is buried in Pin Hook Cemetery. He was married to Sarah Harris who died June 22, 1868. Their children were George W. b. 1848, d. 1851; Elizabeth Catherine b. 1850; Benjamin Franklin b. 1852; Jeptha L. b. 1854; John Rile b. 1856, d. 1857; Mary Jane b. 1858, d. 1860; Sarah Lucinda b. 1860; Jason Melvin b. 1863. Samuel married Elizabeth FLINN in 1869; and had Albert Oscar; Amanda Evelyn; and Ada Gertrude b. Mar 25, 1878 (m. William Brown). Has anyone got any information on this family?
Dot Morris Fri, 02 Jan 1998
I am looking for any information on James Clinton MELVIN, b.1818 in N.C. He married Phoebe RUDYARD (b.12-27-1825 IN ) 10-28-1841 in Lawrence Co. They had 7 children. They were William b.1844, James R., b.1845, Lucy, b.1846, Sarah, b.1848, Henritta, b.1850, Melford L., b.10-04-1854, John, b.1856. Melford was my greatgrandfather. I would like to know who James's parents were, when he died and also who Phoebe's parents were. I'll take anything you have. Thank you in advance.
Last updated: 9 September 1998.