Martin County Indiana

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Martin County, IN 
1998 Queries 

Looking for info on Nancy Ann ACRE, b. ca 1827 , prob. in Alabama; 
also, her husband Moses H. DENNY b. ca 1821 in IN, married 7 Aug 1850 in 
Shoals, Martin Co. Thank you. 
Contact: Margo Wilson 
Posted: September 17, 1998 


Searching for ADAMS surname. Rev. George Washington and wife Stella, children: Arlene Adams Lindsey, Royce
and Clifford. Rev. Joseph and Margaret Reel Adams and children John, Guy and Rev. Earl. This ADAMS family
originates in Harrison Township, Knox County, IN and the ministers may have preached in Loogootee, probably in
the early 1900s. Any information would be appreciated. For Adams family, go to 
Contact: William P. Adams 
Posted: May 11, 1998 

Searching for information regarding a Rev. Joseph Adams and his wife 
Margaret Reel Adams. Joseph was born in 1858, Harrison Township, Knox 
County, Indiana. They had three sons, John, Guy and Earl who also became 
a minister. My information indicates that Joseph may have preached in 
Logootee at some time. 
Contact: William P. Adams 
Posted September 7, 1998 


I am looking for information on the ANDERSON family of Indian Springs area. My 2x- great grandfather was
James W. ANDERSON. He had at least 3 children. Lowry, William (Will), and Flora. I do not know the name of
James' wife, but do know that James fought for 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery, Co. F. Any info. on this family is greatly
Contact: Sue Worley 
Posted: March 24, 1998 


Looking for information on Seth BAKER b. 1869 in Martin Co. I think I have found him on the 1870 census-Center
Township-Shoals, along with Seth 51, Sallie A. 21, Lydia 14, Searcy 11. Would appreciate any information. 
Contact: Bunny BSolo44602 
Posted: July 30, 1998 


I am trying to locate any information on Mack W. Banks and Ida Johnson af Shoals in Martin Co. Mack married Ida
and had a son Franklin Webster Banks. This is the only information that we have on this family. 
Contact: Carol S. Moore 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


Looking for information on Sarah Jane BICKERTON who married Seth BAKER August 16, 1868 in Martin Co.
She probably died around April 1869 or early 1870. 
Contact: Bunny 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


I am searching for any information on the Isaac BLEDSOE family which is burried in Martin county.He was my
G-G-Great Grandfather.His son was Martin BLEDSOE who moved from around Shoals to Illinois.If you know of
any cousins of mine still kickin'..Please give them my E-mail and Address. 
Contact: Bruce Bledsaw P. O. Box 632 Warrensburg, Illinois 62573 
Posted: June 27, 1998 


Elijah BOBBITT b.3-14-1815, d.4-6-1880. Married Mary QUICK in 8-25-1841. Children, Josphene b.10-22-1844 d.7-8-1868, Married John A. TODD in 6-20-1861. Columbus BOBBITT b.3-18-1848, d.4-161880. Married Elissabeth (the way it was spelled in the family Bible) E. TODD. Malinda Mae BOBBITT b.9-27-1864, d.1-12-1944 married a George Washington SANDERS in12-26-1877. There are other children: J.L., Noah, Oscar, Elijah, Mary Elissabeth, Madison, Mary, Joseph. They Lived in Martin Co, Indiana. I would appreciate any information. 
Contact: Mary Norris 
Posted: March 24, 1998 


I am seeking information regarding Hugh BODLE, b. circa 1802, who migrated from PA, to Licking Co. OH, where
he resided from approx. 1828 to 1840. Upon the death of his first wife, Ruth FOWLER, Hugh married Mary
PRIEST and moved to Martin County, IN. Hugh BODLE and Mary PRIEST were the parents of Ruth Ann,
Samuel, Samantha and Abner BODLE. 
Contact: H.D. Giles 
Posted: May 11, 1998 


ISO information on William and Monica Johnston BOWLING, parents of James William BOWLING, b. 1823 in KY,
sold land in Washington Co, KY in 1846, and moved to Daviess Co, IN in 1847. Descendants all settled in
Contact: Shirley Platt 
Posted: March 24, 1998 


Seeking the name of the city or county in Missouri where THOMAS J. BROWN 
and his wife, JULA ANN O'BRIEN BROWN were residing at the time of the 1870 
census. Their daughter, THERESA ELIZABETH BROWN was born in Missouri 
4/26/1870. Theresa married FREDERICK R. BLACKWELL. 

Posted : October 15, 1998 


Looking for any information on Leo Charles Isaac Cornelius BRUNSON, born 5/13/1887, son of Charles Augustus BRUNSON and Mary CARNAHAN. Particularly interested in searching farther back into the BRUNSON and
CARNAHAN families, but not sure where they're from. Leo married Pearl STRANGE (my grandmother) from Bramble circa 1910, but they divorced in the early 30s. Lost track of Leo, but know he's buried in Richmond, IN.
Any help? 
Contact: Rob Brunson 
Posted: February 16, 1998 


I am looking for info on Thomas CHRISTIAN and his wife Frances, also Samuel and Nancy CHRISTIAN CHAPMAN. Thomas was in the 1850 Martin Co. census, prior to that both Thomas and Samuel and their families were in the 1840 Lawrence Co. census.  
Contact: Janice Enk 
Posted: May 11, 1998 

I am looking for info on the James CHRISTIAN who was listed in the 1860  Martin Co. census in Columbia township. I do not have access to that  census can anyone help me it is on Page 940. 

Contact: Janice Enk 
Posted: November 29,1998 


Would like to find information about James and Lydia (Dicks) CLARK. Last known location was Columbia Township 1850. Was an Associate Judge in Paoli in1832, Married in 1818 in Orange County, IN. James was born in 1792 in Pennsylvinia, Lydia was born in 1800 in North Carolina. 
Contact: Dadelou 
Posted: March 28, 1998 


I am looking for any information on Basil Clements b 1830 married to  Manerva???? b 1840  Their children Patrick b 1860, Richard b 1862 married Mary Fischer,  Malinda b 1865, Mary E b 1867, John S b 1869, William b 1872, Alfred b 
1874, Charity Anna b 1877, Amanda b Nov 1879.  

Contact: Claire Ehrhart Abel 
email: or 
Posted September 1, 1998 


Looking for any info on Thompson COX listed on page 837 in the 1860 Martin Co Census, McCameron TWSHP.
Trying to confirm this is my gggrandfather's brother b.c.1830 in MO. 
Contact: Cheri Astrahan 
Posted: July 30, 1998 

Cook/ Ellis 

Was wondering if anyone knows anything of a Cook/ Ellis Bible in 
Loogottee, Martin Co IN ? 
Contact: Tricia Harms 
Posted: September 20, 1998 


Looking for information on William Lawson CRAYS and Mary Catherine TEWELL. They had a daughter Nancy J. CRAYS b. 1838 d. October 12, 1887 buried at Railly Cementery, Mt. Pleasant, Martin County, Indiana. Nancy married Henry Albert HOWARD on April 22, 1861 at Dover Hill Martin County. Any information on any and all of the above people will be greatly appreciated. 
Contact: melvina 
Posted: July 30, 1998 


Still trying to find origins of Jesse DUNCAN b. 1816, KY, and wife, Dianna CUNDIFF b. 1805, VA. They moved from Owen Co. to Mitchelltree Twp., Martin Co. by 1860; and supposedly lived out their lives there. When did they die..Where are they buried? Also need info on the family of James P. CUNDIFF & wife, Miley (GEE) whom also lived in Mitchelltree Twp. 
Contact: Helen 
Posted: January 4, 1998 


I am searching to find the burial place for: 1. Margaret E. (CUTSINGER) WILSON, who marrried George W. WILSON, May-15-1898. 2. Margaret M. (JONES) CUTSINGER, who married George C. CUTSINGER, Mar-24-1874 I would appreciate hearing from anyone with this info and of course will share any related info that I may have. 
Contact: Ed Sellers 
Posted: March 6, 1998 

I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth Davis (1830-1872), first wife of 
Robert J. Morrison of Martin Co. Robert and Elizabeth were married Jan 
31,1861 and had children as follows: William A., Nancy J., William J., 
Charles, Sarah Ella, and John. Robert Morrison later married Mary J. 
Simmons and Sarah Ann Wilson. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

Posted: November 20, 1998 


Searching for John DECKER 1810-1825 From Ohio to knox county, Green, Gibson and possibly Martin co. In. Sons Asa, Job, And John. Thanks  

Posted: July 30, 1998 


I am trying to find information on Anna J. DICKINSON. She was born Jan 18 1868 at Indian Springs, IN. Her father was David, her mother was Catherine. Any information would be appreciated. 
Contact: Darla Jones 
Posted: March 24, 1998 


I am looking for Orley ELLIS.He lived in Oden, Indiana in the early 1960's. 
Contact William Ellis at 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


I am reseaching all Emmons lines in the Martin Co., IN area 

My email is 

Lori Stephenson 
Posted Sewptember 1, 1998 


I am looking for the family of Susan FERRIS b. 1808, place unknown. Was married to William McCORMICK before 1845 in Shoals, Martin, Ind. She died in 1897 in Shoals, Martin, Ind. I know only that her father was Paul FERRIS. No other information on him. 
Contact: Lane Lance 
Posted: June 27, 1998 


I am attempting to research the ancestory of William Fitzmaurice, husband of Clara, and brother of Tom. They were from Loogootee and lived in the 1940s and 50s on a farm northeast of town.Any help is appreciated. 
Contact: Eberhards 
Posted: January 12, 1998 


I am interested in Jonathan FLETCHER, son of James FLETCHER and Malinda PRIDEMORE, b in Martin Co., IN. married 29 Sept. 1859. Interested in the father of James FLETCHER also. Where did he come from. etc. 
Contact: Robert Fletcher 
Posted: June 27, 1998  


I would like to post a query for John Asbury FROMAN born June 18, 1827. He married Sarah Ann DICKENS, daughter of Shadrack DICKENS and Malinda PITMAN. Lived most of adult life in Spice Valley Twp Martin County or Lawrence County, Indiana.  I would like the names of his parents. 

Contact: Jerry L Dickens 
Posted September 30, 1998 

Searching for info on: John Francis GREEN (1827 - 1906 ) who married 
Martha Elizabeth GREENWELL (1824 - 1875 St. John's Cem., Loogootee, IN). 
John & Martha were married on 4/29/1848 in Mt. Pleasant, Martin Co., IN. 
John's parents are Thomas Green and Jennie GREENWELL. 
Any info would greatly be appreciated! Thanks. 

Posted: November20, 1998 


Searching for the where abouts of William Richard GREENWELL's (1832 IN - 
??) grave. William m. Martha (Weekley) (1832 KY - 1909 IN) and they raised 
their family of 7 (known) children in Martin and Daviess Co.s. Martha is buried 
in Sheppard / Shaker Prairie Cem., Carlisle, IN along with several of their 

If anyone has any info at all, I would appreciate it greatly, if you would 
email me. Thanks. 

Contact: Pat 
Posted: November 3, 1998 


I am researching the GIBSON family (related names: Blagrave, Hembree, Hunt, Kilburn, Lingenfelter, Street, White) in Martin and surrounding counties from the early 1800's until the present time. Richard GIBSON married Martha STREET in Adair Co., KY, in 1830 and then moved to Martin Co. Will be happy to share any information I may have. 
Contact: Elaine Thomas 
Posted: February 23, 1998 


My ancestor is George GIPSON. I know his mother was named Mary, for I found her living with him later in IL. I think his father was William. George was b. IN. That's quite sketchy, but I found William Gipson on the Patent List from GLO records and I've found Wm. Gipson on some censuses in Martin Co.  
Contact: Roberta Torrence 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


Searching for information about Leonard GRISSOM, born December 10, 1890 in Martin County. Leonard married
Laura WEDGEWOOD on May 30, 1908. 
Contact: Don Grissom 
Posted: June 27, 1998 


We have most of the family identified in and around Martin, Orange and Lawrence, CO,s IN dating to my gg
grandparents John GRISSOM and Ruth HOPPER who are listed in the 1850 Orange CO. census. John was born
1822 and his age is listed as 28 in 1850. I do not know where he was born or who is parents are. I "think" his family
may have came from NC, so I have been looking around there. No luck as yet. I appreciate your interest and help. 
Contact: Don Grissom 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


My mother is Nina Sue GORE ROBERTSON. Her father was William Ralph GORE. Ralph was born in Martin County, but I believe that his family eventually moved to Lawrence Co. (Williams area). Ralph had 2 brothers and 2 sisters all are deceased. His father was Jesse W. GORE I believe that Ralph's grandparents were William and Sarah MOSIER GORE. Ralph married Martha Pauline HALL and  Jesse GORE married Leota REUTER. Any information will be helpful. 
Contact: Betsy Robertson 
Posted: January 19, 1998 


Searching for info on Henry and Sarah (Sally) HALL and family; arrived Martin County in 1815-16; stayed till 1827-28, when they moved on to IL. They seem to have been travelling with the TAYLORS. Nancy HALL m. William TAYLOR in 1819 in Martin Co. Any help would be much appreciated. 
Contact: Bill Hall 
Posted: April 19, 1998 


I am searching for any history available on the name HARBIN. 

Rachel Loraine Harbin (My G. Mother) was born Rachel Loraine Border, Aug. 
16th, 1899. She married James Edward Harbin; Born 1893 (Not sure of 
marriage date) who died in 1956 (Two years before I was born) My Grandfather worked for the railroad. 

They had 9 children: 
Carolyn Sue Harbin Born / Died 09-24-48 

The following are ranked according to age, oldest to youngest, not sure of 
birth dates: 

Leland Harbin 
Dorthy Harbin 
Thelma Harbin 
Jane Harbin 
Evelyn Bernice Harbin (My Mother) 
Harold Harbin 
Jerry Harbin (Female) 
Fern Harbin 

Leland Dorthy, Jane and Harold are now all deceased. 

Any information you could give would be greatly appreciated. Also any 
information on how to contact the Martin County Clerk and recorder's Office 
would be helpful, especially if they have a computer hook up available. 

Contact: Kerry L. Bouwens 
Posted: November 29, 1998 

I am searching for the ancestors of Mary Jane HAWKINS who married William 
WAGONER, son of John and Sarah (White?) Wagoner, on 10 December 1857, in 
Lostriver Township, Martin Co, Indiana. Mary & William are buried in 
Wagoner Chapel Cemetery in Martin Co. If anyone can help in my quest for 
Hawkins ancestors, please contact me. 

Marty moonbb1@midwest 
Posted: November 20, 1998 


Seeking information on Richard HICKS and wife Sara J. appearing in 1860 Census. Richard was 24, Sara J. 22, and indicated they were married within prior year. Living with them was a William H. HICKS, age 21. They were not in 1870 Martin County Census. Thanks for any help. 
Contact: Irene Brunet 
5010 Paloma Drive Tampa, FL 33624-4344 
Posted: February 23, 1998 


I looking for info. on Jacob HITCHCOCK and Elizabeth (BIRNEY) HITCHCOCK. They moved to Shoals and Indian Springs in Martin Co. in 1851 with 1 yr old daughter Nancy from Harrison Co. OH. Seven other children were born in Martin Co. IN(?). They lived there from 1851 to 1871. Children include Jim Finley b. 1852, John Thomas b. 1855, Hugh Wesley b. 1858, Samuel Lyman (b. Shoals) b. 1860, Martha Ella b. 1862, William Oliver b. 1864, Edwin May b. 1867 Samuel Lyman was my great-grandfather. I got the OH info. from the 1850 census for Harrison Co. OH, the rest is from my great-aunt. Looking for proof.  
Contact: Ron L. Hitchcock 
Posted: March 6, 1998 


Seeking the parents of Joseph Marion HOLT, b.1835 Indiana, and I believe in Martin or nearby county. He married Tabitha CHOATE in Jasper, co. IL. in 1855. 
Posted: February 16, 1998 


I have and am researching HOLTs in Martin Co., They arrived about 1833 and mine left 1860-80 to go to KS. Names are Henry H. HOLT and wife Catherine "Jane" GRAY from TN who had 12 known children including Calvin Rogers HOLT who mar Phoebe WOOD and Julianne MILLER. My great grandmother Calva Merle HOLT was b either the day her father died or the day after. Henry H. is supposed to be the son of Drury HOLT and Elizabeth ROGERS of TN. I would like to hear from anyone researching this family and am more than willing to
share what I have. Thanks Contact: Sherrie Perkins 
Posted: February 16, 1998 


Looking for Drury HOLT, possibly son of Henry H. HOLT, who came to Martin Co, IN abt. 1833. Henry's brother was also a Drury HOLT, preacher and JOP in Rush Co IN at. the same time. The Drury HOLT I'm searching for is the father of my grand- mother, Lora Jane HOLT, b. Mar. 26, 1893, in Daviess Co. IN....there were 8 other children: Charlie, Bill, Orel, Oda, Alma, Ava and Iva (twins), and Gertrude (Gertie). This Drury HOLT married Sarah E. COWEN, according to my grandmother's death certificate. 
Contact: Jan Roach 
Posted: March 28, 1998 


Trying to find information on William INMAN b. Sept. 1, 1872 in Martin Co. Indiana. William died May 26, 1962 in
Elnora...Daviess Co. He was first married first to Dolly PARHAM (d. about 1913). He then married Coy G. BEAN
around 1920. Needing help finding information to family before him. His father was John INMAN, but that's as far
as I can get. 
Contact: Holly Inman hminman@indiana.ed 
Posted: June 27, 1998 


Rosie Lee KAIL was married to Carl Wagoner. Lived in Martin Co. Had at least one child: Mayme O. b: May 26 1914. I am trying to connect Rosie Lee Kail to ANY of the Martin Co. Kails. Any information you have is greatly appreciated. 
Contact: Cully Waggoner 
Posted: July 30, 1998 


Looking for information on the ancestry of John H. Kerns b. 26 Sep 1842 d.14 Oct 1929 buried at Crystal Cemetery Dubois Co. IN. John moved to Martin Co. with his mother, siblings and grandmother between 1856 and 1860. His mother was Elizabeth Donaldson and grandmother was Mary Donaldson. He had several brothers and sisters. The name could have been Kern or Kearns as well. 

John Kerns married Melvina Smith on 12 Oct 1871. Melvina was born 15 Sep 1843 
(most likely in Martin Co. IN). She died 15 Dec 1930. Buried Crystal Cemetery 
Co. Dubois Co. IN. Seeking information on any of Melvina's ancestry, (who was 
her parents)? John and Melvina had 6 children that I know of: Mary E., Noah, 
George Washington, Cora, Otto and Adolphus (My Ggrandfather). 

Any information is appreciated. 

Kameron Klay Kerns 
Posted October4, 1998 

I am searching for information on William Kinder and his wife Emma Jane 
Cox. William was born in 1851, the son of Jacob Kinder and Marthena McDermed. 
Jacob Kinder is believed to be the son of John Kinder and ?, while Marthena 
McDermed is the daughter of Charles McDermed and Elizabeth Smith. Emma was born  June 6, 1850, of unknown parents. By 1860, both of his parents had died, and he  was living with his Grandmother, Elizabeth McDermed. William married Emma Cox in 1873 in Martin Co., and their first daughter, Deffie, was born in 1874 in 
Martin Co. By the 1880 census, and thereafter, they are found living in Lawrence 
Co. William died in 1905, while Emma died in 1918. 

If you have any information on these individuals that you would like to discuss 
or share, please e-mail me at 
Posted: November 20, 1998 


I am searching for information on Daniel KINDER who married Henrietta LEWIS. They had two children Sarah and John Quincy. Sarah married Hanna and John married Sarah Catherine BRIDGES. Any information on any of these families would be appreciated. 
Contact: Jantha Rollings 
Posted: February 8, 1998 


Looking for any information on Adam Saladee b 1809 Ohio d 1849 Williams, 
Ind m Julia Ann Miller (Mueller) b 7 may 1810 Penn or Germany d 22 apr 
1889 - need parental information and burial place. 

I have been told they are buried in Williams, Ind. I checked the Mt 
Olive Cementery and found only one daughter - Mary Ann Saladee who was 
married to Henry Wilking. I checked the Church of Christ cementery and 
did not find any Saladee. I do not know where or if there are other 
cementeries in Williams or nearby. 

Thank you 
Claire Ehrhart Abel 

email: or 
Posted September 1, 1998 


Searching for any info on Sarah Catherine LAUMBARGER, born about 1845. She married Benjamin PATON in Martin Co, IN on Dec 25, 1866. Story handed down is that she was an orphan. Her last name has been spelled: LAUMBARGER, LINEBARGER, LINEBAKER, LINEBACK. When she married Benjamin, his last name was spelled PATON, but has been known to be spelled: PAYTON, PEYTON, AND PATON. After they married, they lived in Clay Co, IN for a while and then moved to Kansas and had nine children. Any info is greatly appreciated. 
Contact: Annette Ward 
Posted: March 6, 1998 

Quillen LEWIS and father, Yelverton LEWIS. Any info on where to find their ancestors appreciated. 
Caroline SIMS COON 
Posted: November 20, 1998 


I am searching for anyone who has information on two brothers, Samuel+Frank LYTLE, who jointly married two sister, Sarah and Elizabeth GATTEN. The marriages occured in Martin Co, around 1870. 
Posted: May 30, 1998 


William McCORMICK b. 10 Mar. 1789, TN. Married Susan FERRIS bef 1845 in Shoals, Martin, Ind. Died 29 Jan 1876 in Shoals. Son of William McCORMICK, no information on him.  
Contact: Lane Lance 
Posted: June 27, 1998 


I am trying to get information on Charles MATTINGLY who married Rebecca KIDWELL. I think both were from Loogootee. They later moved to Washington, Daviess County, IN. Any help you could give me would be appreciated. 
Contact: Kay Macy 
Posted: July 30, 1998 


I am looking for any information on the ancestors of George Washington MELTON and his wife Virginia Ruth PERSHING who lived and died in Loogootee. I am their granddaughter. I have very little information to go on since they died so early in life. George was born 3/16/1909 and died 9/22/1964. Virginia was born 9/12/1917 and died 6/14/1964. I also know that George's father was Thomas Andrew MELTON. If any one can be of any help to me, I would be very appreciative. 
Contact: Cherri Flinn 1013 East Herrin Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948 
Posted: March 28, 1998 


I am trying to find out if the William MELVIN that is in Martin county in 1860 is the same William Melvin that is in Lawrence county, Indian Creek twp in 1850. He is living next door to my gggrandfather James C. MELVIN. I would like to find out if William could possibly be James's father. I believe this William Melvin in 1850 in Lawrence county moved to Martin county when his daughter Catherine married a Bridges. I maybe wrong, but this is what I think. The William Melvin in 1850 was 51 years and from NC married to a Sarah 45 years from NC. My James C.
Melvin was 32 yrs and from NC and his wife was Phoebe, 25 yrs from IN. Does anybody know anything about these families?? Thank you. 
Contact: Dot Morris 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


Eva Milburn married John WAGONER. They lived in Martin Co., IN and had children: George William, Hellen, Edna, and Edward. I am trying to connect Eva MILBURN to James E MILBURN who married Julia Ann WAGGONER. Any information that you may have will be greatly appreciated. 
Contact: Cully Waggoner 
Posted: July 30, 1998 


I am reaearching the MILES family in Indiana. John Benidict MILES b. 1792 in KY d. 1857 Martin CO Indiana. His sons Benedict G MILES b. 1839 Martin Co, IN d. 1895 OK. His son John Benidicet MILES b. 1860 Martin Co, d. 1954 OK. 
Contact: Don Bearly 
Posted: January 19, 1998 


I am looking for Thomas Moore in Martin County, Indiana. I would also love to know if he had a son named Aaron
Moore. Thank you so much. 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


Looking for Wm Rooker MORGAN b.1873 Martin Co In.married Janet G.MOORE. Any help will be appreciated. 
Contact: Joyce English 
Posted: July 30, 1998 


I am looking for information on Robert MORRISON (b. Mar 1839, IN or KY). He married 3 times. I am most curious about his second wife, Mary or Margy, whom I know nothing about. Roberts parents were Charles MORRISON (b.1804, NC) and Elizabeth IRELAND (b.1811 IN or KY). They married in Martin Co. in June 1837.
Any information on their parents would also be helpful. 
Contact: Beitak 
Posted: May 11, 1998 


I am researching James Morrison bn 1797 in East TN. Believe his brother is John Morrison born 1806 in TN. They both show up on the tax rolls in 1823, Green Co KY close to each other. (Same page). They both marry to sisters. Nancy Bell and Mary Bell. They are in the 1830 Census for Green Co. 1840 James Morrison goes to Martin Co. Indiana and shows up on the census. While there he has 3 more children to his 5 that he has. He then goes back to Green Co. KY, now Taylor Co KY, has one more child and in the 1850 census shows up again. On the same 1840
census is Charles Morrison. I am looking for their relationship or any Morrison info. Charles Morrison and James Morrison are on the same census page. 
Posted: July 30, 1998 

I'm researching my uncle and his family and all I have to go is a 
newspaper clip of his obituary. It's from an unknown Hopkins County, KY 
newspaper and reads as below. I've also posted it on the Hopkins County 
GenWeb obit page. His birth and dates are Abt. 1920-1969. The search 
has been compounded because he may have legally changed his surname to 
Murray from Murrah. Everyone else in the family used the Murrah name 
and so the obit below is partly in error in that regard. It reads: 

Former Hopkins Resident, Harold Murray, 49, Dies 

Harold Murray, 49, of Shoals, Ind, a former resident of the Nortonville 
community, died in a hospital in Bedford, Ind.,at 7:30 a.m. Friday, 
after an illness of several months. He had undergone surgery. 

Murray was the son of Mrs. Nellie Daniel, of Dawson Springs, and the 
late Dalton Murray. 

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Betty Murray, 
and three daughters, Mrs. Terry Sands and Misses Sharry and Deborah 
Murray, all of Shoals, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Lorene Drummond, 
Taylor, Mich., Mrs. Charolette Drummond, South Gate, Mich. and Mrs. Joy 
Hayes, Toledo, Ohio; Two brothers, Lonnie Murray, Detroit, and Woodson 
Murray, Leesville, La.; two aunts, Mrs. Del Dillingham, Nortonville 
Route 1, and Mrs. Mattie Cobb, Dansville, Ky. and several nieces, 
nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday in Shoals with interment in 
Huron Cemetery there. 

Please email me with any questions you may have. 
Dalton Edward Murrah blues 
Posted: November 20, 1998 


Searching for the grave of George Washington Neidfer,married January 25, 1858 to Margaret May Davies (B. June 9, 1935) She died November 27, 1908 buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetary in Martin County. 
I am trying to find out if they had a daughter named Hettie Jane (Corwin), or if George Neidfer had more than one wife. His birth date is unknown. 
Contact: Sheryl Corwin 
Posted: September 23, 1998 


Looking for any information on the family of Carl N. Norris of Martin Co. 
Contact: SLOEZ 
Posted: March 28, 1998 


Seeking information on the whereabouts of SYLVESTER O'BRIEN and his wife 
SARAH QUEEN O'BRIEN and their son , JAMES ALFRED O'BRIEN at the time of 
the 1870 census. Sylvester and Sarah resided in Martin Co., IN for most of 
their lives but may have lived briefly in Missouri or Kentucky around 1870 
prior to returning to Martin County. 

Posted : October 15, 1998 

I would like to exchange information with any descendants of Roseanna and 
(Mrs.) Susanna Oldham who married Joseph Wood and Jesse Wood in 1840 in 
Martin Co., Indiana. 

Mary Oldham 
Posted: Novenber 24, 1998 


I am searching for someone who could verify for me the grave sites of Noah S. PATE and Minnie Dearmin PATE.
Noah PATE died in 1904 and was supposedly buried in St John's cemetery in Loogootee IN. Minnie PATE died in 1909 and was supposedly buried there also. These are my great-grandparents. Thanks to anyone that can help. 
Contact: Kathy Whitt 
Posted: January 31, 1998 


Looking for the parents of John K. PEEK, born 1828. Also, does anyone know anything about the Peek Cemetery that used to be in Center Township? 
Contact: Margi Pond 
Posted: April 19, 1998 


My Grandfather was Christian Elmer PERSHING, and he lived in Odon, In the late 1800's to 1940. He was married to Hester HENSON IN 1891. After his wife passed away the remarried Ada HERNDON. Any information that can be provided will greatly appreciated. 
Contact: Adajhoff @AOL.COM 
Posted: February 3, 1998 


I'm looking for information on the PILES/PYLES families in Martin County around 1830. David Pyles married Syntha Vales there in 1831. I notice other marriages for the PILES name. 
Contact: Linda Steinke or 
Posted: May 11, 1998 


I am looking for information on Margaret PORTER, who married Morgan McBRIDE and lived in or around Martin County. She has a half brother named Silas PORTER. He married Ester. Their children are Emma, Della, Addie.
Margaret PORTER and Morgan McBRIDE had a daughter named Alice Ida who married James Albert HOWARD. They had four children. Sadie Alma who married (joe)Woods lived in Montana, Arthur Lee Howard who married Rowena Truelove; Ernest Howard who married Clara Hacker; and Lizzie who married Hugh Barr.
Morgan Mcbride has a brother named Lewis McBride and two sisters Betty McBride who married a clements and Sara McBride who married a Grove and then a Hayes. I would appreciate any and all information about any of
these people. 
Contact: Phyllis Rice 
Posted: May 30, 1998 


Looking for Sarah Queen's parents. She married Basel Clememts Jan 26 1826 

Claire Ehrhart Abel 
Posted Novenber 8, 1998 


I am looking for information on the RANEY's. Jeremiah, Jonathan, James, John Allen, Homer Thomas, and any other RANEY's that were related. Jeremiah Raney married to Mary Joan Sheehan MOORE. Some of their children were born in Martin CO, IN and some in Wash. Co. KY. Colonel James Virgil RANEY married Mary Helen HOLLAND, they had many children one of whom was my grandfather Homer Thomas RANEY. One of Homer's brothers was Francis Eugene RANEY married to Ruth Eileen GOOTEE, daughter of Lou GOOTEE, a town in Indiana named for him. All help is greatly appreciated. 
Contact: Marilyn (Sause) Conlon 
Posted: March 6, 1998 


Martin Greenberry Raney m. Katherine Lemar in Martin Co in 1835. He was 
the son of Joseph Raney and Ruth Silvers. Joseph had brought his family 
to IN from Washington Co. KY, purchasing land in Martin Co in 1817. 
Ruth died abt 1820, and Joseph later m. Cecilia Cissell. Have children 
of both his marriages and will share. Martin G. Raney left IN at some 
point after his marriage, eventually turning up on the 1850 Census for 
Washington Co *Texas*, alone. By 1860, Martin Raney is remarried to 
Mrs. Frances Murry, living in Milam Co TX. The oldest child by his 
previous marriage, in the household, is a daughter b abt 1845. There 
are also two sons in his household by a previous marriage. Looking for 
information about Katherine Lemar. Did she die before the family turns 
up in Texas, and, if so, was there another marriage? Were there 
children older than the daughter in the 1860 census, and are these the 
children of Katherine Lemar? On at least one census, this daughter 
reported Illinois as her birthplace. Does anyone have knowledge of 
Raney's in Illinois? So many questions! Thanks in advance for any 
help. I'll share everything I know about this family. 

Contact: Marcy 
Posted: September 21, 1998 

I am researching my family's history, trying to get beyond my 
great-grandparents William & Rebecca (Zollars) Renneker, who lived near 
Shoals, Indiana. I understand William's parents were James & Millie 
Renneker, and James's parents were Peter & Christina (Arbaugh) Renneker. 
I don't know when the family moved to the Shoals area. Would someone be 
able to point me in a good direction to find out further information? 

Contact: Bill Renneker 
Posted: September 17, 1998 


I need information about death and marriage license of James 
Lane Roark and Mary Belle Neal. I am ultimately trying to find out 
about their parents through the internet, if I can. Any help or 
suggestion would be greatly appreciated. 

Contact: Kellie Williams 
Posted: October 15, 1998 


Seeking ancestors of Matilda Lay ROBERTS b 1803 KY m Cornelius ROBERTS. Lived Martin and Greene County IN. Matilda d 1878 in Greene. Her father reportedly named William, mother Elizabeth. Unable to find death record
for William or Elizabeth Lay in Greene County IN. 
Contact: Saundra Carr 
Posted: May 11, 1998 


Interested in Probate of Angus Robertson 1837, Martin 
administered by Aaron Houghton. Would like any information on Angus. 

Contact: Michele Brooks 


I am looking for information on Matthew ROGERS, lived in Martin Co, IN . Married Nancy CLEMENTS 24 July 1824. May have been a brother to Lewis Reno ROGERS. Chlidren were: Basil, Sarah, Mary, Elias, Isabelle, Juliana,
Nancy, Jane & Permelia. I have found Nancy ROGERS on 1850 census for Martin Co, IN. Would like more info. 
Contact: Judy Storm 
Posted: March 6, 1998 


The RODENBERRY family is listed on the 1860 census for Martin County. John 
Rodenberry is listed as farmer. He had married Charlotte NOLAN in 1833 in 
Daviess County. The next listing for the family is the 1880 census for 
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. I am interested in further information 
about this family. 

Contact: Margaret Klein 
Posted: October 20, 1998 

Any information regarding my paternal grandfather, Samuel Salmon, or my 
father, William Edward Salmon. Samuel also had three sons by a former 
marriage: Ben, Matt and Arthur. 

Do not know where to begin search. 

Thank you 
Posted : November 29, 1998 


James Sanders, born 1839 in Newport Ohio, moved his wife Elizabeth Denning and family to Trinity Springs, Indiana in 1853-1854 . There his wife gave him six more children, making ten children in all. 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


Searching for information on Samuel S. and Susanna [YENNE] STEPHENS. Samuel was born 5 Feb 1831 in PA or VA. Susanna born 22 Sep 1845 [unknown where]. They were married 12 Jul 1866 in Greene County, PA. Sometime after their marriage they moved to Martin County, Indiana where rumor has it other relatives were living [unknown who]. Three of their children [Rachel - 3 Jan 1872; Mahala - 27 Nov 1873; and Thomas J. - 27 May 1875] were born in Martin County before they moved to Smith County, Kansas. Would greatly appreciate any information. 
Contact: Vicki Conklin 
Posted: March 28, 1998 


I'm looking for any information I can find on the history of the STREET family, and links to my ancestors. 
Contact: Cheryl Street Baehr 
Posted: April 19, 1998 


I am seaching for information regarding Stephen Bragg TALBOT, his father John Nixon TALBOT and any siblings including Harry C. TALBOT. Thanks. 
Contact: Jo Grasso 
Posted: March 13, 1998 


I'm looking for information on Jacob TINKER, b. 1808 in Kentucky. He married a woman named Jemima who was b. 1809 in North Carolina. They moved to Kicksville, Martin Co. IN (no date). Their children were; Elisha b. 5 Mar.
1840 in Kicksville, Martin Co. IN, Jessie (male) b. 1841 in IN, William Harrison b. 1844 in IN, Rebecca b. 1846 in IN, and John b. 1848 also in IN. I'm looking for census records of Jacob Tinker's family, (assuming he died in Martin
Co.) date of death, obituraries, parent's names,any siblings, or any other information on Jacob Tinker. I believe Jacob was blind from a burn in his face, according to an 1860 census (possibly from Vigo Co. Prairieton) I am also looking for any information on his wife Jemima; maiden name, date of death, parents, siblings 
Contact: Kelly 
Posted: August 28, 1998 


Looking for TRANOR or variations..TRAINER,TRAINOR,TRAYNER etc in Martin  County,IN. I am particulary looking for information of the HARRISON TRANOR  marriage to ELIZABETH TEVERBAUGH in 1866. 

Contact: Mick TRANOR 
Posted: September 21, 1998 


Looking for parents & sibs of Effie Truelove b. 9/2/1877 in Spencer, IN d. Clinton, IN, m. Otis Tilford Newsom. 
Posted: August 27, 1998 


Researching UMFLEETs from Martin, Orange and Knox Counties IN. Any information on Mary J. UMFLEET who is listed in the 1860 Census for Columbia Twp. would help.Thank You 
Contact: Brady Umfleet 
Posted: February 16, 1998 


Seeking information on any and all Utterbacks in Indiana. Known counties 
include: Green, Montgomery, Martin, Boone, and Clay. 

Sondra Brackman 


I'm looking for any information on the VALES family in Martin County around 1830. Syntha VALES married David Pyles there in 1831. Syntha was born in White County, Tennessee, in 1810 and moved to Indiana in 1823. 
Contact: Linda Steinke or 
Posted: May 11, 1998 


I am searching for any info on Charles R. VanHoy (1819 - 12/15/1884) and 
Rebecca GREENWELL (1825 KY - 12/10/1884 Martin Co., IN). They were 
married on 12/24/1849 in Martin Co., IN. Charles & Rebecca died within days of 
each other. Also any info on Rebecca's parent and siblings would greatly be 

Posted: November 20, 1998 


I am looking for information on the parents of Martin V. WALLACE b. 
1832, married Abigail Myer in Aug 20 1856 in Martin Co. d. 1883 Daviess 
Co. children: Aurther M, Laura A, Arron A, Charles M, Robert M, . 

Contact: Joe Wallace 
Posted: September 23, 1998 


Need information on the burial place of my gg-grandmother Susanah Harriet (SHAW) WHISMORE. Born 20 March 1847, Lawrence Co., Illinois, died 1 June 1881 in Shoals, IN. She was married to Ephriam WHISMORE, July 1866 in Sumner, IL. Upon Susanah's death Ephriam remarried to a divorcee, Lucy A. DOWELL SUMMERS, ex wife of David Burr SUMMERS. Can furnish info on Ephriam and Lucy, but would like any info on the Ephriam/SHAW union. 
Contact: Michael Manker 
Posted: March 24, 1998 


I am looking for information on Amos WHITE born Martin Co. IN. in 1843, served with the 27th. Indiana Regiment, Company Three. He enlisted in Indianapolis, 1862, moved to Davis County, IA. in 1868, died in 1933, Davis County
Contact: Beverly A. 
Posted: February 16, 1998 

Looking for information on John B. WILSON, b. 24 Feb 1828, d. 12 Sept. 
1910 in Shoals, Martin Co; and his wife Phoebe (or Sarah) GRAYBEL, b. 
in Sweden. Thank you. 
Contact: Margo Wilson 
Posted : September 17,1998 


I am looking Albert Clinton WINKLEPLECK b. 12 Sep 1851 he married Mary Elizabeth PERSHING in 1 May 1873 I am not sure if they had any children. Sara Ann WINKLEPLEK married Elijah Sherman PERSHING in 9 Dec 1868. I know of at least 1 child from this marriage and there may be more. 
Contact: Adajhoff @AOL.COM 
Posted: February 3, 1998 


James Stephen WOOD married Phoebe (ARMSTRONG) HYMAN on 01 Aug 1831 in Mason Co., KY.  They moved near Loogootee, Martin Co., IN where they raised a large family. James was the father of 8 children with his first wife 
Rebecca DRAKE. 
Phoebe had two sons from her first marriage to John HYMAN. Phoebe and James also had four children with each other. Their four children were: Charles b 1832, Rebecca b 1833, Emily b 1835 and Thomas A. who was born in 1836. 
I would like to hear from anyone who has more information on James WOOD and Phoebe ARMSTRONG or their four children. 

David Armstrong 
Posted September 8, 1998 


I would very much like information on and correspondence with 
descendants of the various YENNE and related families that have lived in 
Martin County. 

Vicki Conklin 
Posted November 8, 1998 

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