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Cornelius Leonard CANINE

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913) p 1053

The CANINE family has been among the well known and energetic in Montgomery Co. since the pioneer days, and, being people who lead upright and helpful lives, they have always enjoyed the good will and high regard of their neighbors. One of the best remembered was the late Cornelius Leonard Canine, who spent his long, industrious and commendable life in his native vicinity in the SW part of the county, where he operated a good farm and did what he could toward the general upbuilding of the locality. Mr. Canine was born on the old Canine homestead in Brown Twp., Feb 22, 1827. He was a son of Ralph and Margaret Canine, who came to this county from Ky, arriving in the wilderness here on Jan 1, 1826, making the overland journey from Shelby Co, Ky., which required some little time owing to rough roads, or no roads at all. Ralph Canine was b. in Pa. and was a son of Peter Canine and wife. Peter Canine was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The family originally came form Holland. Peter Canine had 6 sons, 3 of whom settled in Montgomery Co, one in Howard, one in Johnson Co, and one in Ohio. Ralph Canine entered government land near Waveland for himself and also for his sons, Peter, William; John and James -- 320 for himself and probably 160 acres of each son. Afterwards he bought other land in that vicinity. The Union Primitive Baptist church was organized in his home with 8 constituent members of the fourth Sun. in Oct 1826. Ever since its organization that church has had its regular monthly covenant meeting on the Sat. before the fourth Sun. of the month. Ralph Canine was one of the first deacons in the church. He was a grand character and did much good among the first settlers. He reached the advanced age of 92 years. Politically, he was a Democrat. Cornelius L. Canine grew to manhood on the home farm here and he lived within a mile and a half of the home place all his life, engaged successfully in general farming and stock raising. He was a quiet, unassuming home man. He took a great interest in vocal music, and was known far and near as a leader in singing, and his services were inf requent demand to lead the singing at old settlers' meetings all over this part of the country. He was active in Democratic politics, but never sought office. Mr. Canine marr. Keziah Montgomery, daughter of James & Phoebe (FISHER) MONTGOMERY. Her parents came here from Shelby Co, Ky, in 1832, when she was about 5 years old and settled NW of Whitesville, in Union Twp. The land is still in possession of their descendants, being owned by a grandson, Grant WARD. The following children were b. to Cornelius L. and wife: Mary Catherine and Sylvia Ann, both deceased; Marion Montgomery Canine lives in Crawfordsville and operates a poultry farm there. He is an elder in the Primitive Baptist Church, his membership being still in the old church that was started in his grandfather's house. He joined the church when 17 and has been faithful to its teachings ever since. He marr. Celia Jane RUSSELL of Parke Co. and they have 3 sons; William Banks; Charles Russell and Cecil Clare, all married. William B. lives near Danville, Ill; Charles live snear Marshall in Parke Co; and Cecil lives in Indianapolis. Edna Lovia Canine, fourth child of the subject of this sketch, marr. J.T. DEERE and to them 9 children were born; the mother died in Nov. 1893. Anna Canine married Caleb COBB of Bedford, Indiana. Walter DeBracket Canine lives W. of Ladoga where he owns 80 acrs of farm land; he is married and has one daughter. Eva is the wife of George W. HARSHBARGER of Clark Twp. William Rice Canine died when 24. Louise ALice married Dudley MYERS and they live at Carmi, ILL. Cornelius Leonard Canine, Jr. lives in Lincoln, NEB. Banks has two daughter, Celia Henson and Viola Russell. Charles has a son, Roy Russell. Celia Jane RUSSELL was born in Parke Co, In near the village of Marshall. She is a daugther of William Banks Russell and Elizabeth (ELDER) RUssell who came from Ky. to that county in an early day. Banks marr. Agnes HENSON from near Danville, Ill. Charles married Dolly MYERS of Parke County. Cecil married Minnie MISH of Crawfordsville. The death of Cornelius L. Canine occurred in June 1898. Keziah Canine died June 11, 1894.

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Source: Beckwith, H.W. History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Chicago: HH Hill, 1880, p. 274

C.L. CANINE, farmer, Waveland, was born in Montgomery County IN Feb 22, 1827, and is the son of Ralph & Margaret WARMAN Canine. The father was born in PA Dec 3, 1789 and maried in Shelby Co KY in 1809 and the mother was born Nov 18, 1780. They removed to Mongomery County, IN in 1825 and settled in Brown Twp where they lived till their death, the father dying Sept 27, 1879 and the mother Nov 5, 1863. The subject of this sketch has been a resident of the county all his life, and has been an humble tiller of the soil. Nov 5, 1845 he married Miss K. MONTGOMERY, daughter of James Montgomery. She was born in Shelby Co KY Dec 17, 1827. The issue of this happy marriage is four sons and four daughters: Marion M; Edney L; Annie E; WIlliam Rice; Eva J; Walter B; Lula A; Cornelius L and two dec, Mary C. and Sylvia.  

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Source: Atlas of Montgomery County, Indiana. Chicago: Beers, 1898

Cornelius L, CANINE, PO Waveland, farmer and stock Dealer, son of Ralph & Margaret Canine, who settled on Sec 23 (Brown Twp) in 1825; was b. Feb 22, 1827 married Keziah MONTGOMERY Nov 5,1 845. 8 children: Marion M, Edna L (Now Mrs. T DEER); Anna E, William R; Eva J; Walter B; Lula A; Cornelius L; Mary C (eldest died at age 16). Mr. C. is a member of the Regular Baptist Church; has a fine farm and is quarter owner in Union Block, Crawfordsville.

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Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana June 30, 1899

Louise Canine, administrix of Cornelius L. Canine will sell the home farm, two miles north of Waveland Monday July 17.

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