Martin County, Indiana
1999 Queries
Part of the USGenWeb Project


I am looking for the parents of JohnE. Acre. He was married to Laura Ann.
They had seven children in Shoals. They had seven children. John is reported to
have ben born in AL.

Contact: M Skerlick
Posted: May 6, 1999

Allen - Brown

I am looking for family information on Ida Mae (Brown) Allen, and would
be willing to share what I have.
Ida Mae Brown was born May 1864, in Alfordsville, Indiana.  She married
Jackson W. Allen on November 5, 1882, in Daviess County, Indiana.
Most of their children were born in Martin County, Indiana: Amy B., William C.,
Eva V. (marries Crockett), Ola Glenn (marries  William A. Gootee), Mary C.,
Helen B. (marries Ernest Routt), Darceanette,  and Lester F..
Any information concerning the Brown family would be greatly appreciated.

Contact: Clara Marie Gootee-Arnold
Posted: October 18, 1999


I am looking for any sources of information on my great grandfather, John
Armstrong, born April 20, 1856, married to Catherine Holt, born January
5, 1897.  I am looking for any information about these people.

They are buried in the West Union and Holt Cemetery.

I believe John was born in Ohio, Catherine in Indiana.  In searching,
I see a lot of Holt family names, but have not made a connection with her parents.

Can anyone please help me??

Posted: August 19, 1999


I'm looking for information about the family of Silas Ballard and
Rosie William. Had a daughter Della born June 1,1912 and also had
children by the names of Ora, Stella,Emmie, Annie, Authur, George. For
which I need bithdates and any other information about. I found Della in
the Martin County Birth records.
Emmie married Hiram Evans and Annie married Jim Bob Evans, Stella
married a Freeman and then possibly a Tansley. Can anyone help with
any of their records as far as birth,  marriage, or death?

Contact: Peggy Anderson
Posted: October 18, 1999


I'm attempting to find information on a Jonathon Blair, who was born in
Martin County, Indiana in 1847.  He later moved to Clay County, IL and
married my g-grandmother Clementine Edwards.

Contact:  Al Cary
Posted: August 19, 1999

I would like to get in touch with anyone that would have any information
on William Edward Booher Jr. and family b. 9-28-1862. He was married to
Eliza Alice Ganstine b. 1-22-1869

Contact: Jeff Schwandt    
Posted: February 11, 1999

Brock, Jesse

I am looking for information about the following line of Brocks:   Jesse,
Alan, Rev. John, Herod, Daniel. all lived in Martin, Lawrence, and Davies

I will be happy to share my information with those who
respond.  I am Daniel's grandson.

I have a great deal of information on
the Brock family but am unable to get beyond Jesse.

Contact:   Dan Brock
Posted: August 19, 1999


Would like info on Isam Edington and Lucinda Butcher residing in Baker
Township, Martin Co. according to census of 1870.They are my ggg
grandparents.He was born 1809 and died 1879.She was born 1822 d.1897.

Contact:   Linda
Posted: February 1, 1999


Looking for information on an Edward Burch b abt 1822 Indiana, married a
Mary E. Queen 1-11-1845 in Martin Co. Indiana.  Children were Joseph S.
b 1846, Sarah J b abt 1847, Sarah E. b abt 1849, John F. b abt 1851 and
Edward F. b abt 1858 all in Martin Co. Indiana.  Any information on this
family or extended families would be helpful  Thanks

Contact: Karen
Posted:  February 1, 1999


Briner = Sir name of interest, i.e., The George Briner and John Briner
families lived in Martin County during the 1860 Census. It is believed
George died there. Elizabeth Briner Stanfield lived with her husband, John
Stanfield, and her family during the 1850 Census.

Contact:  Clifton F. Briner
Posted: February 1, 1999


I am searching for any information on an Adam & Nancy (aka Nellie) BRUNER
that resided in Martin County per the 1850 census.  They had a child
named George Washington BRUNER, born in 1850.  They may have moved to Vigo
County shortly thereafter.  Any help is appreciated.

Contact: Pamela Pianfetti
Posted: August 19, 1999


I am searching for information on Eslie Buzan genealogy.  Any information
would be appreciated.

Contact:  M.L. Rockway
Posted: August 19, 1999


Looking for Rebecca Jane CANNON v. Nov 28, 1854 in Loogootoo, Martin Co.,
Father Isaac Cannon, Sr. . Rebecca married Joseph Allen Blackwell ca 1872
in Dent Co., Missouri.

Contact: Carole
Posted: May 6, 1999


Wm B. Rev., Christian Church in Rutherford Twp. in 1850. listed as
35 and Married to Temfie Adams, children are Wm. A., Daniel A., Hannah
and Sarah E.   Rev. William B. Carter is listed on Hannah Janes Death Cert.
as being born in Kentucky.  I am seeking more information on this family
and the church that the Rev. served at.

Donna Potts Walling
Posted May 6, 1999


I'm looking for the parents of Amanda Elizabeth Carothers,
b. 1/1/1848.

I am pretty certain that her father was James Carothers,
b. abt. 1820 in Ky, probably. James was the son of William
Carothers. James is thought to have lived briefly in Lawrence
County, Indiana & I've received information that leads me to
believe that he may be buried in Martin County, Indiana. I
believe his brother Isaac is buried at Old Trinity Springs
cemetery in Martin County (d. 8/19/1904).

Can anyone fill in the gaps?

Thanks very much,

Contact:    Martin Meadows
Posted: February 3, 1999


My g,g, grandfather Lemuel COULTER is listed in the 1860 Martin County
census as living in Mitcheltree twp. with his wife Amilda.  I suspect he
died in Martin Co.  I have tried for many years to locate his grave in
Washington, Orange, Lawrence, and Jackson.  I only recently found that he
had moved to Martin Co.

Can anyone tell me if the publications of the Martin Co. Genealogical
Society are available at both Shoals and Loogootee libraries?  I wish to
plan a trip there and am uncertain which would be better for Micheltree

I would appreciate any help with locating this name in Martin County.

Contact:  Jane Sarles
Posted: February 11, 1999

Malcom M. DAVIS m. Lydia WARNER.  Their daughter, Sarah Catherine DAVIS
m. James S. TODD in Martin county 2 Feb 1867.  Looking for dates on
Malcom and Lydia and siblings of Sarah.

Contact:  Joe Weber
Posted: February1, 1999


I am looking for information on my husband's great-grandfather and his

Thomas Davis was born 11-24-1871 in Loogootee to Milton Davis and Martha
Maddus.  He married Regina Ruchti in Clay Co. IL on Feb. 10, 1891.  They
had two daughters Evelyn and Irene.  Following Regina's death he married
Doris ? and they moved to Sterling IL.

Any info. on Thomas and his parents, siblings, ect. would be appreciated.
Will be happy to share any info. I have on the family.

Posted: August 25, 1999


I am looking for information on Ralph Delamater whose daughter, Ida was my
grandmother. I found them in the Indiana 1860 census but the 1870 microfilm
quality is so poor and the fact that it is not indexed makes it imposible
search. I would like to know if they were still in Indiana in the 1870's
where. I did find Ralph in "History of Martin County, Indiana Vol 2"  said
he owned a quarry in 1862. Any help is appreciated.

Contact: Mike
Posted: May 6, 1999

Dillion, Martha

I am looking for information on Martha Dillion, who married Anthony Street
He is buried at Inman Cemetary in Martin County.  Do not have any
other information on Martha.  Would appreciated any and all help.

Contact: Phyllis Rice
Posted: October 18, 1999


I am looking for any information you might have on Dover Hill.  I descend from the Dover Family, particualry Joshua Dover.

I am curious as to how Dover Hill was named and what information might be available.  I have searched Greene County, but am just now aware of Martin Co.

I hope someone can help me.

Contact: Pam
Posted: May 6, 1999


I have received information regarding my gggg grandfather John Ely DYE died
in Martin County, Indiana in 1884.  I looked over the information that the
Martin County page offered and did not see him listed.  He supposedly came
to Indiana with his wife from Mason County, Kentucky and landed in Lawrence
County, Indiana.  His wife Lucinda "Lucy" Harding DYE died in Lawrence
County, IN in 1844. There were two land transactions in Lawrence County, IN
and both were in Lucy's name with no mention of John Ely DYE.  I looked in
the 1830 Lawrence County, IN  Census and found that Lucy is head of the
household.  Did John fall off the face of the earth????  Can someone
enlighten me?

Contact: Rosie O'Neal
Posted: May 6, 1999

I would appreciate any information on the descendants of James Ellis,born
1806, and Jane Clements,born 1813. They were married 1829 in Martin
county,(Loogootee).and raised seventeen children there. I have the names of
the children but not much else other than on  Patrick who is my Great

Contact:   Bill Ellis
Posted: February 11, 1999


I am looking for information on the children of Patrick Ellis  and Sarah
Emiline Walker. Married in martin county in 1878 and raised seventeen

Contact: Bill Ellis
Posted: May 6, 1999


I am looking for any information on Edward Farrell,  born November 11,
1838 , Ireland ,died February 12, 1903 Martin County, IN.  Immigrated to US in

Married Mary Ann (Summers) Hughes in Martin County on April 13, 1869.
Mary Ann Summers was born Nov 13, 1840 died Oct 31, 1897 Martin County IN.

They lived in Loogootee.  Edward and Mary had the following children:
Bridgett Jane, Sarah E., Irene (Catherine), Margaret,  Mary ., Thomas E., Michael.
Also there is a Marguirite born 1897 who may be either their child or
grandchild.  Mary Ann had a son, John T., from her previous marriage to
Thomas Hughes.  I have information on Mary Ann Summers thanks to other
researchers, but I am having trouble on finding out about Edward.  I
cannot find him in the 1860 Census for Indiana and I cannot find Naturalization
paperwork on him.  I also have not been able to find death records on
Edward or Mary Ann.

I am a descendent of thier daughter Bridgett Jane Farrell.
Any information would be appreciated.

Contact: Kathy Snow
Posted: August 19, 1999

Field, Walls

I am looking for any information on the families of John C. Walls b. abt.
1794 Va. Died March 4, 1874 Martin Co. IN  burried in Burns City. John
married Malinda B. Field b. 18 June 1804, IN? died in Martin Co. also
Burns City.

Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Contact:    Carol Moore
Posted: August 19, 1999


My g-grandfather, Levi Fisher, died in IN 20 Feb 1880 and, according to
family records was buried in Burns City (which I am assuming is the one
in Martin Co. since they were married in Lawrence Co. next to Martin Co.
[date of marriage-3 Mar 1867]).  We've never found any record, census or
otherwise, of him or his family in IN.  We do have a transcript of
Levi's marriage to Sarah Jane Magner and a copy of her application for
pension for his service in Co.K. of the 80th Regiment, Indiana
Volunteers, which was granted in the 1890's.  We were given these
records by family. (After his death she and the children came by wagon
train with several other families to Independence Co., AR where she died
at Bethesda in 1917.)  Would appreciate any information on Levi or his

Contact:  Bill & Doris Creech
Posted: May 6, 1999


I've been looking for Levi & Sarah Jane Fisher in Lawrence Co., IN as
they were married at Bedford in Lawrence Co. 3 Mar 1867 - I haven't
found them there.  We recently visited Sarah Jane's gravesight in
Independence  Co., AR (she died 26 Feb 1917 - he died in 1880(81) in
IN).  A relative  had recently put a stone on her grave. On the back of
her stone he had an inscription made in memory of Levi showing that he
was buried in Burn City, IN in 1881 and made mention of his Civil War
service in Co. K. of  the 80th Reg't of the IN Volunteers.  I checked my
atlas and found a Burns City in Martin Co. so I am assuming that they
had settled there.  I would like any information on them and especially
who their parents were.  Would certainly appreciate your help.

Contact:  Bill & Doris Creech
Posted: May 6, 1999


Looking for information on Sarah (Sally) Fisher and/or Dickerson
They married in Martin County on 10/12/1845.

Contact:   Linda
Posted: August 19, 1999


 I am trying to locate some information on my grandfather Sherman T. Foster. He married Pearl Spurgeon in Martin County on June the 20th 1903. I can't find him in any of the census from 1910 or
I am positive that they stayed in Indiana in that area.

Contact: Jack Foster
Posted: May 6, 1999


I'm searching for the family of Susanna Franklin.  All I know about her is
that she's from Indiana and she married John Bruner in Martin Co, IN on 22
June 1848.  John Bruner was from Missouri.  Does anyone have FRANKLINs in
Martin County?

Posted: May 6, 1999


I would like to get in touch with anyone that would have any information
on Eliza Alice Ganstine and family b. 1-22-1869. She maried William
Edward Booher jr. b. 9-28-1862

Contact:   Jeff Schwandt
 Posted: February 11, 1999


Interested in anything to tell where these families originated, prior to
arriving in Martin Co.  The men are as follows: Thomas GEE; Isaac
McCARTY; Yelverton LEWIS and Elias ROLLINS.  Thank you.  Caroline SIMS

Posted: May 6, 1999

Gerkin (Gherkin, Girking)

Looking for any information on James Gerkin (Gherkin, Girking) who was
married in Martin County to Anna Jane Coulter.  She died about 1849 and he

Contact:  Jane Sarles
Posted: February 11, 1999


Looking for information on the James and Anna Gherkin family.  I have been
told they were in the 1850 Martin County census in Halbert Twp.  Especially
wish to know age and birthplace of Anna J. Gherkin (maiden name Coulter) .
Also death if available.

Contact:  Jane Sarles
Posted: February 1, 1999


I am looking for the following surnames. Goldsbury-for Ophia, Holt-for
Theodore, Lundy-for Orin, Stewart-for Beulah.

Contact:   Lisa Powers
Posted: May 6, 1999


I am looking for the parents and family of Charles Goodpaster who
married Sarah E. McNabb in Martin Co. in Jan. of 1890. This is my
grandparents and I have been looking for my grandfathers family for
about 10 years. The McNabbs in Martin Co. were easy to track, but not my
grandpa's family.
If you can be of any help I would really appreciate it.

Contact: Bill Goodpaster
Posted: October 18, 1999


 Looking for Martin Co., IN information on Henry S. Gootee married to
Mary Ellen Lents in Daviess Co. Feb. 4, 1851.  I'm having trouble with his
parents.  I do know that he is related to the Martin Co. Gootee's but I'm
having trouble proving his parentage.  I think that he is Silas Gootee's
son.  We found an inventory for Silas, with Thomas Gootee as administrator
and children were not named.  The clerk's office of Daviess Co. said that
the records burned.  Is there a Bible or church record that shows who he
belongs to?  I'll be eternally grateful for any help to steer me in the
right direction.  I'll be happy to share information.

Contact:  Mary Ann Norris
Posted: February 11, 1999


Looking for information on Barbara Walker.  She married Silas Gootee on
October 1, 1824, in Martin County, Indiana.  Will be glad to share

Thank you.

Contact:  Clara Marie Gootee-Arnold
Posted: August 19, 1999


Looking for other family members of the Graves from Martin County,
Loogootee, Indiana. Lineage is: John Graves & ? Montgomery from England,
John H. Graves & Elizabeth Morgan, Charles F. Graves & Inez Wedding.
Have some family info and pictures circa 1900 & 1910 of whole family.

Posted: August 19, 1999


Would be more than willing to share any Greenstreet family information.
John Greenstreet father of Nathan, Thomas and Innes Greenstreet, from Green
Co., KY, married in Indiana, children born Indiana from 1824-1846 or so before
the family moved to Adair Co., MO.

Nathan married Lucinda Cain, Thomas married Lavina Samules, and Innes
married James Musick.

Posted: August 19, 1999


Looking for any information on the Hammond family in Martin Co. Indiana.
Job Hammond died in Daviess Co. Indiana. His wife's name was Martha Palmer,
he had at least one daughter, Nancy Ann who married James P. Gilley in
Daviess Co. Ind.  I have reason to believe there were some Hammonds in
Martin Co. in the late 1800's.  Will be happy to share what little I have.

Contact: Louise Kellams
Posted: February 27, 1999


I am looking for information about my great-grandparents, Israel
Harris and his wife Sarah Williams Harris.

In the 1900 census they are listed in Brown township, Martin Co.,
Indiana with five children: Herman, Walter, Ralph, Brian and Elsie.

His parents are Emanuel Harris and Elizabeth Brown Harris from Knox Co., Indiana.

Her parents were Moses Williams and Lucinda Boman Williams.

They are listed in the 1880 census as living in Perry township, Martin Co.,
Indiana with six children.

 If anyone has any information, I would appreciate their help.
 Thank you!!

Contact: Sandra Tredway Smith
Posted: August 29, 1999


I'm researching the (Irish) Hart's of SHOALS, INDIANA, in MARTIN CO. I'm
looking for info about MARY (MARIE?) ALICE HART b. 1877 d. 1917. Father
JAMES married twice. I don't have the name of his first wife, but children
by her were ADDIE, ELLEN, JOSEPH, THOMAS, and the above mentioned MARY.
His second wife I believe was ANNA GRAY (sp?).Children by her were

Mary Alice Hart was my Gr. Grandmother and married Lewis Austin Hardin.
There were A LOT of Harts in Shoals, In. It is believed that they came
there from IRELAND to work on the railroad.

Contact:    Kim
Posted: August 19, 1999


I am looking for information on Ralphael Jerome Hatch born about 1825 in
He moved to Martin Co., IN.  I have found him on the 1850,1860, 1870
He was married at least 4 times.  Children that I know of were Samuel,
James, George and my Great Grandmother Rosy Etta Hatch who married George
Waggoner, son of Joseph Allen Waggoner (Buck).  Any info on this Hatch line would
be appreciated.

Contact:  Tambra Carr
Posted: August 25, 1999

I am looking for all HATFIELD family history. My father was Ora M. HATFIELD, my Grandfather was Modie HATFIELD. My mother was Thelma J. STEVENS. Can anyone help me?

Also, I have HATFIELD links at my web site:

Posted: February 3, 1999


Wm Hays, Sr. b.ca1780 N.C. md. Elizabeth ?.  Children: Andrew, Wm., Eli,
Joseph,  Nancy, David ,Sally, Eliza Jane, Hiram, Samuel, Betsy, James,
Mary Ann.  These children born 1799-1824.   This family in Martin Co, Ind.
by 1816 - then in Macoupin Co., Illinois by 1830.  Would anyone know if
family lived for a time in Ky and, if so, what co?  Did Wm. Hays serve in
War of 1812?  Would appreciate any help that would nudge me in the right
direction.  Thanks.

Contact:  Brenda
Posted: May 6, 1999


Looking for family of Martin Luther Hert married to Osie Evelyn Cecil.  I
already know the names of and birth dates of their children.  They were
born in Indian Springs, IN.  I do not know if Martin and Osie were from
Indian Springs or if they were married there.  I do know that their farm
was located in the area bought by the government in late 1930's or early
40's.  I would appreciate any information you might have.

Posted: August 19, 1999


I am looking for information on the family of SETH WEBSTER and MARY C.
HERT.  They had their first child on Feb. 13, 1888 in Martin County.

I am looking for information on their son WILLIAM ROSCOE WEBSTER born
10-08-1890, in Burns City.

Contact:  Connie Webster
Posted: August 19, 1999

Holtzclaw and Lane

David Jackson Holtzclaw married Sarah Lane in 1846.
One of their daughters, Mary Ann Holtzclaw Alford, was my gg grandmother.
David Jackson Holtzclaw is sometimes listed as John  Holtzclaw.  The census
says he was born in Indiana,(circa 1819)  his father was born in North
Carolina and his mother was born in Virginia.  A William and a Joseph
Holtzclaw are listed in the Martin County 1830 census, and I assume one
of them was his father.  Does anyone know who David's (John's) father
was?  Also, does anyone know anything about Sarah's family?

Contact: Barbara L. Buescher
Posted: October 18, 1999

My gggrandfather was Norval Inman (1846-1920) m. Martha
Edington(1853-1942?) in 1874. Their son Frank was my great-grandfather.
I am interested in connecting with other Martin Co. Inman researchers.
Other Martin Co. surnames: Corbin, Webster, Roberts.

Contact:  Jami Rene Davis
Posted: February 3, 1999


I am seeking information on my great-great-grandparents. They were Edward
Kidwell, born Jan. 11, 1828 and died June 8, 1900. He married Perlina
Jane Miles in Martin County Indiana on April 14, 1850. I understand he
was born in Martin County also.

Contact:   Priscilla Roth
Posted: August 29, 1999


I am researching the life of Civil War General Nathan Kimball who
was a practicing physician in Loogootee in the 1840s and 1850s. I would be
interested to know if he married a Martin County resident.  I only know
his wife's first name--Emily--and that they had several children, but I'd be
interested to know her surname and if his home is still standing.
Thank You.

Contact:  Gary Ecelbarger
Posted: August 19, 1999 


Looking for children of James, William and Richard Lemar.
James appears in the 1820 census, James and Richard both appear in the
1830 census. Previously from Mason Co, KY.
Looking for a daughter whose given or middle name might have been
Louvisa/Levisa/Lovisa born Dec 25 1820.

Contact:   Laure Jansen
Posted: August 19, 1999


I am searching for information on William and James Lemar, possibly
brothers. According to published information, these men fought with the
Kentucky Mounted Volunteers in the War of 1812 (Battle of the Thames)
and received land grants in Martin County for their service. Information
also indicates they moved there in 1819.

I have written for pension records of these men. I'm trying to connect
them to my great-grandmother's family, who lived in the Martin, Greene,
Daviess county area.

I found a James Lemar and a Richard Lemar in the Martin County, IN
Census for 1830, but the online version only provides numbers, not

Any information you can provide or suggests will be greatly appreciated.

Contact:  Nancy B. Jackson
Posted: August 19, 1999


Seeking information on James, William and/or Richard Lemar. Have read in
a book about Veterans of the War of 1812, that James and William served
with the Kentucky Mounted Volunteers in Canada at the Battle of the
Thames. And, that for this service they recieved land grants in Martin
County, IN. Other information, indicates that James and William came to
Martin County in 1819.

I am seeking information that might connect them to my
great-grandmother's family.
Nancy Belle Lemar, b. April 11, 1861, married John Henry Gardner, b. Jan
25, 1855. They were married Sept. 16, 1881 in Greene County, possibly

Any information you can provide will be appreciated. I will be glad to
share any of the limited information I have that I know to be accurate.

Contact:    Nancy B. Jackson
Posted: August 19, 1999


Looking for descendants of Abraham Long, who was born in NC ca. 1800.
Son of Henry and Fannie Houser Long. Abraham lived shortly in Blount
County, TN before moving to Martin Co. IN prior to 1850. His wife was
named Susan.

Contact: Caleb G. Teffeteller
Posted : May 6, 1999


Looking for William Martin married to a Nettie Trader. Also  Earl Martin
married to Lenora Gess. Earl is my grandfather, William greatgrandfather.
They were from  Indiana and Illinoisl area.

Posted: August 19, 1999


I'm looking for any info on my grandfather, Benjamin F. McManama, believed
born in Indiana around 1869.  He married my grandmother, Minnie L. Franklin
in Mississippi after 1910, but she was not his first wife.  He had children
by his first wife, but I have no other information on him.  I appreciate
any assistance.

Contact: Jan Black
Posted: May 6, 1999


Merrifield and or Maryfield, Merrifield changed their name to Maryfield
some time in the late 1800's ?  The Merrifields lived and some were buried in
Martin Co. (Burns City)

Gabriel Merrifield 1840-- 1863  Co. B. 27th  IN. Vol. Infantry, son of A
& E Merrifield, Amanda, Samantha, Rachel,

The Merrifield's are also connected to the following:  Laughlin, Swayze,
Duncan, Cunningham, Miller, Davis, Sims, Shively, Woodruff, Kilgore,
Hoggatt, Lay, Stuffle, Guthrie, Burris, Beasley, Freed, Ketchum, Prentice,
there are more but I mostly need Merrifield records, especially Gabriel.
Posted: August 29, 1999


Is there anybody out there, other than myself, researching Meltons in
Martin Co.? If so, please contact me and let's compare notes.
My gggrandfather, Henry Harrison Melton, owned 39.78 acres in Martin
Co...signature date: 05/01/1845. 'Henry Melton' is the patentee name.
Anybody ever hear of Nehemiah Melton?
How about Prudence Dishman, Mary A. Ecton or Nancy Corbin Inman?

Contact: Carla Harris
Posted: October 18, 1999


Gabriel Maryfield 1840-1863  Buried Burns City Cem.  27th Indiana Volunteer
Infantry I Co.  Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Maryfield, also Amanda,
COUNTY???? need info  on all of these Burials in Martin County.Samantha's
Tombstone dates are unreadable. Maryfield used to spell their name
"Merrifield"  any help appreciated.

Contact: D. Maryfield
Posted: May 6, 1999


Mary Virginia Haskinson McNeal died near Shoals, Martin County, on 19
Aug 1874. Her husband was Andrew C. McNeal. Looking for death
certificate, obituary, or other info on this family. Originally from KY
& OH, why were they in Martin County?

Contact: Richard A. Rice
Posted: February 1, 1999

Mitchell, Rachel

I am looking for information on Rachel Mitchell b. 1820 (mother of Margaret
Porter who lived in Martin County, Indiana.)
Rachel Mitchell maried David Porter.  Would like to have any and all information on this family.

Contact: Phyllis Rice
Posted: October 18, 1999

Mt Zion Church

Mt. Zion Christian Church of Martin Cty. was in McCameron Twp, near Farlan,
near the Daviess Cty. and Greene Cty. Lines.

The Church is not there but Mt Zion Cemetery is on top of the hill, west of
where the Church stood.

We understand the records of this Church may now be with the Mt Zion
Wesleyan Church in Loogootee.

Does anyone have information on the above.

John and Saundra Carr
Posted: May 6, 1999




Posted: August 19, 1999


Would like to reach anyone researching the Neideffer,Nidever family. In
1880 US Census George W. Nidiver and family lived in Martin Co.IN.
George W. Nidiver's wife was Margaret ?
His father John acquired land in IN. 1818.
Contact:  Gwen
 Posted : February 27, 1999


Am seeking information on my great-great-grandparents Daniel Nicholson, his
first wife Emma Rhoda Potts married 1866 and their ancestors.  He was  born
July 01, 1812 died January 12, 1889.  Daniel Nicholson mustered into the
Civil War service August 16, 1861 and mustered out August 18, 1864 in Martin
Moved to Columbia Township, Dubois County.  He had two daughters and two
sons to my knowledge.  His parents were Richard Nicholson and Susan Stover.
Married (2) (?) Kesterson.  Was murdered by his stepson, Samuel Kesterson.
I have no additional information on Emma Rhoda Potts.

I greatly appreciate any information or direction I am given.

Contact:  Mark Mynatt
Posted: February 1, 1999


I am looking for information on my Grandfather George Walter Norris born

Thank you  for any help you can give me.

 Contact: Joe Bridgewater
Posted: August 19, 1999


I`m researching the names of OWENS, MITCHELL & BAKER.   Robert OWENS born
ca 1832, died Nov. 17, 1862 and married Oct.5, 1850 to Sarah Ann
MITCHELL.  She was born on Oct. 27, 1832 and died July 7, 1897.  They are
both buried in the Dog Trot Cemetery at the Crane Naval Weapons Depot.
Every time I have visited their plots on Memorial weekend someone has
left plastic flowers on their graves.  I would like to correspond with
these people.  I know that they had a daughter Named Isabella Jane, known
as Ibba.  She was born Oct. 13, 1853 and married George BAKER.  Sarah
remarried Josiah JEWELL.  Robert was in the Civil War and died from
measles.  Ibba & George are in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at the Crane
Naval Weapons Depot also.  Any info on these people would be appreciated.

Contact : Sue Meier
Posted: August 19, 1999


I am looking for info. on William Philips and his wife America Chestnut.
They have a son named Joseph A. Phillips that was married  to a Mary Jane
Elsey. They have 5 childern their names are:  Charles, John S., Nelllie,
Pearl, Paul .
My husband is the son of John S. Phillips.

Contact: Mary Phillips
Posted: October 18, 1999


I am looking for Information on Salathiel Quinn - Lived in Martin County in
1840's-50's.  Was married to Elizabeth Gillespie.  Had two children while
living in Martin County  - Joseph 1847,  James 1851, and Possibly Fred?
Anything anyone has would be appreciated.  This is where my family tree

Contact: Randy Quinn
Posted: May 6, 1999


Need information on my great-grandmother, Lucinda Riley, who married
Thomas Thurston Walker (10/22/1854 in Lost River Twp., Martin Co.,
IN-1/15/1926).  Lucinda & Thomas were married in Martin Co., IN, but I
know nothing of Lucinda's background.  In addition, birthplaces of their
children (William Henry, Shelby Lemon--my grandfather, Jesse Ellen,
Samuel W., John Dshon, Walter Hunter, Clara C., Emma Tolliver, Otho
Stephen) are unknown.

Contact: Pam Green
Posted: February 1, 1999


I am trying to trace my mothers family from Martin CO. Her maiden name was
Mae Louise Sheetz. Any info would be appreciated.

She was married to Wayne D Kern from Lawrence Co.

Contact:  Karen Sedam
Posted: August 19, 1999

Sheetz,  Mae Louise

Looking for genealogy info on my Mother Mae Louise Sheetz (b) May
4,1914(d)April 4,1948 buried in Beech Grove Cemetery,Bedford,IN.(m) Wayne
D Kern about 1935 he was from Heltonville,In.  I would like to hear from
any of her family at all.I do not remember my mother since she died when
I was 4yrs old and my father moved us to Indianapolis after she died.I am
doing a family tree for the benefit of my children and grandchildren and
of course myself.

Contact: Karen Sedam
Posted: August 19, 1999

Simmons, Stephen Bauer

My grandfather on my mothers' side is listed above. He was born on a farm
near Natchez on June 1, 1857, and was educated in the Martin Cty country
schools. After completing school he farmed for a while until economics made him
decide  to try a different career. He went to work for the Pennsylvania R.R in
Dennison, OH on Jan.4, 1881, and became the Master Mechanic there until
he retired after 40 yrs of service.

He married my grandmother, Maria DeMuth, at 2 P.M. on Nov. 2, 1879 in Pleasant Valley, IN.

On Sunday, Sept. 3, 1933, they attended one of many annual re-unions of
the Simmons-Chestnut families "on the grounds" at Natchez. About 125
relatives and 40 "old time friends" attended, according to his diary I have. He
mentions Charles,  Cousin Emma Truax, Charles Dowell, whose mother was
Cousin Mattie. Charles may have been the Charles Chestnut at whose home at 316
So. Park St. in Seymour was where they spent the previous night. He mentions
Woods Restaurant frequently in Shoals as a place they atteneded often.

Would appreciate help on locating living relatives, plus info on any of
his brothers, sisters, and his parents that is available. I know nothing
about them.

Posted: August 19, 1999


I would like to get in touch with anyone who has information on John B.
Simpson, b abt 1877 in IN, m to Lillie L. Allen, b abt 1878, IN.  I have
extensive info on Lillie Allen but almost nothing on her husband.  They
could be from Greene County around Jasonville but am unsure.  Their
daughter, Chloe Fern Simpson was born in Indian Springs July 8, 1901.
were two other children, Oren and Mildred.  Unsure where they were born.
Thanks for any help.

Contact:  Kay
Posted: May 6, 1999


I am trying to research my great-grandmother, Flora SMELTZER SCHEID(t).
She was born in 1878 in Loogootee, In and died in 1967 in Mi.  Her
husband was
Charles Scheid(t).  They lived in Washington, In.  I would like to know
if anyone knows who her parents were and if she had any siblings.
Thank you,

Contact:  Judi Moseley
Posted: August 19, 1999


Looking for information on Asier Jacob SPEER and any family information
on the SPEER family living in Martin County, Indiana circa 1870's.


Contact:  Mike Hirrlinger
Posted: August 19, 1999


My mother and I are searching for information on John Stout born July
His first wife was America Jane McNamera (b:1833), second wife - Mary
Hannah Powell (b:1833, Dover Hill, Martin, IN), and third wife - Mary Jane
Harris (b:Jan. 1852).
He is listed as being buried in Orange County.
We can not find any records of his parents or other siblings.

Contact:  Cindy Fuller
Posted: October 18, 1999


I'm looking for parents and family of my ggrandmother, Anna Mary Summers,
a/k/a Mayme b. 2/1/1878.  Family records say she was from Loogootee, Martin
Co..  Her father's name was John Summers.  She married Harry Seth Bradford
from Washington Twp, Daviess Co., In.  We do not know her mother's first or
maiden name.  I would appreciate any information anyone has regarding this
Summers family.  Thanks!

Contact: Linda
Posted: May 6, 1999

Vanhoy/VanHoy/Van Hoy

I have a Lot of info on the Vanhoy families of Martin Co. both the Catholic
and Protestant Families. If anyone needs the info I am willing to exchange

I was raised in Martin Co. and am the 6th generation Martin Co., Vanhoy.
Presently I reside Evansville, Ind.

Contact:  Paul Vanhoy
Posted: May 6, 1999

Wallace - Tom and Becky

I am looking for any record of Tom and Becky Wallace - I know they were
in Martin County by 1866 as their daughter Rebecca died in childbirth and
they raised her children with the help of Aunt Lizzie (Elizabeth Wallace?)

Rebecca Wallace married Henry Pippitt and had Angeline, Frank, Everett
and Andrew that I know of.

Tom and Becky must have died in Martin County as did Rebecca. Anyone know
where they might be buried?

Contact:   Shannon Boll
Posted: August 19, 1999


I'm attempting to locate the parents of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wallace

I believe her to be the aunt of my great grandfather who helped raise him
after his mother (her sister) Rebecca Wallace Pippitt died in 1866.

Rebecca married Henry Pippitt in 1850 in Columbina County, Ohio.   Their
son  (my great grandfather) was born in Martin County in 1860.

Can anyone help me with the names of the parents of Elizabeth and

According to family folk lore they were named Tom and Becky Wallace and
were  supposedly from Ireland.   The only other name from family lore is "Aunt
Lizzie Sharum".

Contact:  Shannon Boll
Posted: August 19, 1999

Wallace, Pippitt

I am looking for any proof that my great great grandparents were Thomas
(Tom) and Rebecca (Becky) Wallace.  They were the parents of Rebecca
Wallace who married Henry Pippitt in Columbiana County Ohio in 1850. Rebecca died
in 1866 in Martin County - Her parents had to be in Martin County then or
shortly after as my great grandfather Everett Pippett (name changed
spelling) said he was raised by Tom and Becky Wallace his maternal
grandparents.   I have no proof of their existance.  They probably died
in Martin County?

Everett left Martin County in 1910 or 1911.  Anyone have any information
for me?

Contact:  Shannon Boll
Posted: August 19, 1999


Any descendant(s)sought of James(b-1790 in Ire.) & Mary(b-1802 in
Ire.)Wallace.  Children - John(b-1825-PA), Mary Jane(b-1828-PA married
Thomas Oliver),Rebecca (b-1832-PA married Henry Pippett), Frank Wallace
(b-1835-PA), Anne Wallace(b-1838?-OH, Catherine (b-1840-OH married James
Hampton), James (b-1844), William (b-1848-OH) and Elizabeth (b-1849-OH
married James M. Sharum).
James & Mary were in Columbiana Co in 1850 - In Indiana by 1860.  Older children
might have been married in Columbiana Co because Rebecca was married there in 1850.
Any connection to this family with Wallace Photo Studio of Shoals in the

Contact: Shannon.Boll
Posted: October 18, 1999


I am seeking additional data on Robert WARFORD and his family:
Robert WARFORD b: 1808 in Casey Co., KY, d: October 15, 1878 in
Martin Co., IN., married Frances BLAKE April 08, 1833 in Anderson Co.,
KY She was born 1815 in KY, d: Aft. 1886 in Fort Branch, Gibson, IN
Father: Randall Blake.  Robert WARFORD was a Civil War Vet.  Also
seeking any DOSS families from this area.

Janice Mauldin Castleman
Posted May 6, 1999


I am looking for information on William Thomas Watson, born 1840 in Ky.
I have one bit of information that he may have married Rachel Fox,born
1825. Also they were married 23 Apr 1843. I would likw to confirm this
marrage.  Also were there children to this union?

Contact:  Thomas W
Posted: May 6, 1999


Looking for information regarding John Arnold Webster, born 5/11/1906 in
Martin County, son of John Webster and Edith Payne. Any help appreciated.

Contact: Ann Taylor
Posted: October 18, 1999


I am looking for information on Cora Malissa McPike(Wilcoxen) and her decendants.
 Born in Lawrence County on 3/17/1859 to Luna C. McPike and Sarah Hawkins.
 Married James Wilcoxen (dom?), s/o Thomas Wilcoxen.  She appears in the 1880 Martin County Census.  She was alive in 1922.

Contact:   Ed Kadleck
Posted: February 11, 1999


I am searching for the cemetery locations for the John Bracken Williams
family. I understand from various records that some of this family was
buried in Trinity Springs, In. Some of the family later moved to Odon in
Daviess County.

I am decended from this family. John Bracken Williams II and III were my
great great and great grandfathers. JB II died 2/6/1865 and JB III died

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Larry J. Williams
Posted May 6, 1999


Researching the Wrights of Martin Indiana. My g-grandfather Charles Dorsey
Wright was born there in the 1880's.
Contact:  Kim Becker
Posted: October 18, 1999


It states on my Grandfathers birth certificate that his father Charles
Dorsey Wright was born in Martin County Indiana.  I do not know the year
possibly in the 1880's. I do not have his parents names. However, some of his
brothers and sisters were: Franklin Wright,as far as I know he remained in Indiana,
Elsworth Wright,also remained in Indiana, Arch Wright, moved to Tenessee, Olvier
Wright, Fred Wright, moved to Sikeston Missouri, Della Wright Gilkisen,remained
in Indiana, Ray Wright and Jenny Wright. I am tring to find the names of his parents .
Any info would be helpful.

Contact:   Kim Becker
Posted: October 18, 1999

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