Descendants of Joseph Bolling
By Robert Lane

 

 

 

First Generation

 

1.  Joseph Bolling1 was born in 1753. His birth date was in his military records.  It is believed that he was born in, or at least lived in Stafford County, VA.  Son William reported Joseph's birth place as Indiana in the 1900 census, but this is unlikely.

 

He served in the military between 1777 and 1780 in The American Revolutionary War. He was enlisted in the Army on March 2, 1777 in Virginia by Captain Cornelius Collins of Georgia.  He was marched to the encampment at Morristown and assigned to a company commanded by Valentine Peyton in the 3rd Virginia regiment commanded by Colonel William Heth.  On May 29, General Washington broke camp and marched his troops 20 miles south to more defensive ground at Middlebrook.  On June 12, British General Howe marched to New Brunswick, and for the next several weeks tried to lure Washington off the hill at Middlebrook.  After three major attempts to dislodge Washington, Howe finally withdrew to Staten Island.

Howe then decided to take the rebel capital at Philadelphia. Washington rushed his troops to the area in response.  On September 11, while still 50 miles from Philadelphia, Howe met and defeated Washington's army of 11,000 (including Joseph) at the battle of Brandywine Creek.  Joseph and the 3rd Virginia regiment were assigned to support their brigade's artillery, and were involved in the heaviest fighting of this battle.  The 3rd Virginia lost their captain and half of their enlisted men.  The British occupied the capital of Philadelphia, forcing the rebel government to operate from the town of York.

On October 4, Washington attempted to drive the British out of Philadelphia in a battle at the nearby village of Germantown. Washington's army, including Joseph, was again driven back.  Howe decided to winter in Philadelphia, and Washington decided to winter in Valley Forge.  Joseph's regiment was encamped in the far southeast corner of Valley Forge.

On June 19, 1778, the British army left Philadelphia and began a march toward New York.  Washington followed on a parallel path across New Jersey.  On June 27, the British reached the Monmouth courthouse in Freehold, NJ.  The following morning, Washington ordered his General Lee to attack the rear flank of the British.  In Lee's first test under fire, he became confused, gave conflicting command and finally called for his troops to retreat.  Upon hearing this, Washington dismissed Lee on the spot, reformed the line, and led a new a successful charge on the British.  The British lost 416 killed or wounded, while Washington lost 360, one of the wounded being Joseph Bolling.

From late June to early July 1778, Joseph was at Camp Paramus, NJ. From July to September, he was in White Plains, NY.  From October to November he was in Camp Pumpton, NJ.  From December 1778 to April 1779, he was again at Camp Middlebrook. On January 1, he was promoted to Corporal with a pay of $7-1/3 Continental dollars per month, a dollar increase in pay.  From May to July, he was at Camp Smith's Grove assigned to the 3rd regiment of foot commanded by Colonel John Neville.  From August to September, he was at Camp Ramapaugh.  His whereabouts from October 1779 to June 1780 are not known.  He was discharged in Philadelphia on June 18, 1780.

 

There was a Joseph Bolling in Claiborne County, TN from about 1800 until 1813, but it is not known if this was the same person.  By 1819 Joseph was in Crawford County, IN.  By 1826 Joseph was in Orange County.  On July 21, 1826, he applied for his military pension.  A pension of $8.00 per month began on September 4, 1826.  In 1827, he moved near Corydon in Harrison County.  Sometime between 1830 and 1836, he moved back to Orange County.

 

He died on January 30, 1836 at the age of 83 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Joseph Bolling and [Unknown] were married between 1780 and 1790.  Nothing is known of his first wife.  There is some evidence that he had a family of at least four daughters, but only the youngest two are known.  [Unknown]1 was born Unknown.  She died Unknown.

 

Joseph Bolling and [Unknown] had the following children:

 

              2              i.   Nancy Bolling, born about 1802.

              3             ii.   Sarah C. Bolling, born May 13, 1813.

 

Joseph Bolling and Martha "Patsy" Williams were married in 1818 in Madison, Kentucky, United States.  Joseph and John Bolling (relationship unknown) posted a marriage bond on May 19, 1815 in Madison County, KY.  Joseph's Revolutionary War pension records state  that they were married in the spring of 1818.  Martha "Patsy" Williams1 was born about 1789.  Son William reported her birth place as Indiana in the 1900 census, but this is unlikely.  She lived in Greene, Indiana, United States in 1858.  Joseph's Revolutionary War pension records states that Martha applied for Joseph's military pension on July 13, 1858, and she was living with stepdaughter Sally Bolling Stone in Greene County, IN.  Affidavits filed on her behalf in September and December 1859 report her at the same residence.  She died Unknown.

 

Joseph Bolling and Martha Williams had the following child:

 

              4              i.   William Bolling, born January, 1819.

 

 


 

Second Generation

 

2.  Nancy Bolling1–2 was born about 1802 in Tennessee, United States.  This is based on the 1850 census.

 

There is a wealth of conflicting data on the children of Nancy Bolling and James Belcher.  More than 20 names are listed by various researchers.  However, both the 1830 and 1840 censuses reported 2 male children and 2 female children, and the 1850 census listed two children, suggesting that the correct number of children was much lower.  Timothy, Martin and Nancy are named in the 1850 census, and Jeremiah seems to be connected, but the other names are speculation.

 

She appeared in the census in 1830 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1840 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Nancy (48), Martin (14), Nancy (9), and Timothy (20) and wife Sarah (17).

 

She died before 1859 at the age of 57 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Nancy Bolling and James Belcher were married between 1815 and 1820 in Kentucky, United States.  Some postings on Ancestry.com list the year as 1817.  James Belcher1–2 was born in 1796. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists 1 male 0-5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 20-30.  He appeared in the census in 1840 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists 1male 0-5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40 and 1 female 60-70.  He died between 1841 and 1850 at the age of 45 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Some postings on Ancestry.com list the date as May 1842.

 

James Belcher and Nancy Bolling had the following children:

 

              5              i.   Jeremiah Belcher, born December 20, 1821.

              6             ii.   Timothy Belcher, born about 1829.

              7            iii.   Martin Belcher, born about 1835.

              8            iv.   Sara Belcher, born about 1838.

              9             v.   Nancy Belcher, born about 1840.

           10            vi.   John Belcher, born Unknown.

           11           vii.   Joseph Belcher, born Unknown.

           12          viii.   Amelia Belcher, born Unknown.

           13            ix.   Mary Ann Belcher, born Unknown.

 

3.  Sarah C. Bolling1–4 was born on May 13, 1813 in Kentucky, United States,.  Her birth place is from  the censuses.  Her obituary reported  it as Virginia.

 

She appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.   She appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.   She appeared in the census in 1870 in Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1880 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on November 25, 1892 at the age of 79 in Greene, Indiana, United States.  The Bloomfield Democrat (December 19, 1892) reported "In kind remembrance of our mother, we wish to say to all the relatives and friends that she has gone to that bourse whence no travelers ever returns.  She departed this life on November 25, 1892, with cancer of the stomach.  She was born in Old Virginia, Farquare [Fauquier] County, May 13, 1813.  Her maiden name was Sarah Bowling, her parents moved to Indiana when she was quite young and first settled in Orange County, Indiana, from whence they moved to Greene County and first settled the place where James Uland now lives.  They built a log cabin in the woods at this place, around the door of which could quite often be seen deer, bear and panther.  In this log cabin Sarah Bowling was married to Enoch S. Stone, January 5, 1832, at the age of nineteen years.  To this union was born eleven children, four of whom she has gone to meet, but she leaves behind a bereaved and loving husband and seven children, five girls and two boys, to mourn her loss.  She was seldom ever sick—never took a dose of medicine except in her declining years.  Dr. P. M. Cook was the only physician that ever attended her, in whom she put implicit confidence.  Almost her last words were, 'I want you to come back tomorrow.'  But, alas! Tomorrow never came.  She was afflicted with blindness, which deprived her of any of the pleasures of life; still she bore it with meekness and patience for almost fourteen years.  During this period she was attended on at her home by her granddaughter, Amanda Stone, who watched over her and administered to her many wants with as much patience and affectionate care as a mother would over her child, for which she deserves our brightest esteem.  Mother was a good talker and full of fun.  She possessed the sterling qualities of a pioneer—went with her sleeves rolled up to her elbows when she worked on the farm or in the house.  She said the way to make a living was to stay at home and keep the gates shut.  Her motto was, 'A rolling stone gathers no moss; never cross the river until you reach it.'  She lived an honorable, dutiful, kind and exemplary wife and mother, and having lived to that good old age of four score years, sixty of which she passed with the kind and loving husband that she leaves behind, had she lived to see Jan. 5, 1893.  She said: 'I can do nothing here; this life has but few pleasures for me, I am ready at any moment; Lord Jesus, save me,' and fell asleep in death just as thought she had gone to sleep in life.  She passed away without a struggle; without a frown on her beautiful face.  Her continence in death wore a beautiful and lovely smile.  Too good for earth, to Heaven she is gone.  Her favorite song, which we all should sing, was 'The Old Church Yard.'"   She was buried at Stone Cemetery in Greene, Indiana, United States.

 

Sarah C. Bolling and Enoch S. Stone were married on January 5, 1832 in Greene, Indiana, United States.  Enoch S. Stone1–4 was born on November 2, 1812 in North Carolina, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  It lists Enoch (37), Sarah (36), Elizabeth (14), John (12), Elijah (10), Martha (8), Eliza (6), Minerva (4) and Joseph (1).  He appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  It lists Enoch (47), Sarah (47), John (21), Elijah (19), Martha (17), Malissa (15), Manerva (11), Joseph (9) and Sarah (7).   He appeared in the census in 1870 in Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  It lists Enoch (58), Sarah (57), Joseph (21) and Sarah (18).  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  It lists Enoch (67), Sarah (66) and Joseph (28).  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  It lists Enoch (87) living with his son Joseph.  He died on July 18, 1900 at the age of 87 in Greene, Indiana, United States.  The Bloomfield News (July 27, 1900) reported "Enoch S. Stone, or Grandpa Stone as he was called, passed away Wednesday morning, July 18, 1900, at 7 o’clock, at his home in Center township of senile, aged 87 years, 7 months and 16 days.  The end was calm and peaceful with a smile on his dear, beloved face.  He remained unconscious for more than seventy hours; seemed to lie in that awful, deep sleep that knows no waking in this world.  He scarcely took any nourishment for three weeks previous to death.  It seemed that he was inclined to go, yet he lingered and seemed to fight the grim monster every inch of the way.  He was carefully attended by his son, J. S Stone, and his three sisters, Mrs. E. Combs, Mrs. M. Rutledge and Mrs. M. Burch and his good neighbors who rendered to him ever assistance that mortal hand could do, but in spite of all this he sank deeper and deeper every day in that last sleep of death.  He spoke no last words that we could hear; his lips seemed to move as if he was trying to say something.  The subject of this sketch was born in North Carolina, Surry County, November 2, 1812, and came to Indiana with his parents when only twelve years old, or in 1824.  Much of his life was spent as a pioneer.  He remembered when Bloomfield was a mere village of three or four houses.  He was married in his twenty-first year to Sarah C. Bowling, and to this union were born ten children, four boys and six girls, three of whom preceded this parent to the glory land.  In 1858 he joined the Regular Predestinarian Baptist church of Beech Creek, whose pastor then was Davis Burch.  We take great pleasure and pride in saying to all the relatives and friends that Grandpa Stone never lived in vain.  He improved his talent the best he could for his chances and his day, having lived at a time when there were no free schools and but few churches, and lived an honorable, dutiful and upright citizen, a Christian gentleman, and a kind and tender husband and father.  No motive of wrong, however tempting and selfish, ever caused him to mistreat his fellow-men.  We shall always claim for this grand old man that he lived a life worthy of our highest ambition and emulation.  He was buried in the Stone graveyard."  He was buried at Stone Cemetery in Greene, Indiana, United States.

 

Enoch S. Stone and Sarah C. Bolling had the following children:

 

           14              i.   Mary Janet Stone, born December 1, 1832.

           15             ii.   Elizabeth Stone, born about 1836.

           16            iii.   John Stone, born about 1838.

           17            iv.   Elijah Stone, born about 1840.

           18             v.   Martha Stone, born about 1842.

           19            vi.   Eliza Stone, born about 1844.

           20           vii.   Minerva Stone, born about 1846.

           21          viii.   Joseph W. Stone, born about 1849.

           22            ix.   Sarah Canice Stone, born October 18, 1852.

 

4.  William Bolling2,5–6 was born in January, 1819. most likely in Indiana.  William reported Indiana in the 1860, 1880 and 1900 censuses and Dennis McCormick reported that he was probably born in Crawford County, IN.  However, William reported Kentucky in the 1870 census, and his son John reported North Carolina in the 1900 and 1910 censuses and West Virginia in the 1920 census.  He was a farmer.

 

He appeared in the census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists William (40), Hannah (38), Jeremiah (20) and John (15).   He appeared in the census in 1870 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists William (51), Fereby (36), and stepchildren William (20), Samuel (15), George (13), Edward (10) and John (8) Lashbrooks.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists William (60), Nancy (45) and Clorinda Marlett (18) from Nancy's first marriage.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Wileys Cove Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States. living with grandson Reuben Bolling.  His surname was spelled Boldlen.

 

Dennis McCormick reported that William and Hannah left Orange County shortly after their marriage in 1838 and their whereabouts are unknown until 1852 when they returned to Orange County.  William bought 160 acres of government land on March 1 of that year.  Dennis also reported that William and 4th wife Sarah accompanied son Jeremiah and family when they moved to Arkansas in the 1880's.

 

William died Unknown.  Many family researchers believe that he died circa 1902 in Arkansas.  

 

William Bolling and Hannah Trusty were married on August 2, 1838 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-2, page 88). Hannah Trusty2,5–6 was born about 1822 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died before 1868 in Orange, Indiana, United States. This is based on the fact that William remarried that year.

 

William Bolling and Hannah Trusty had the following children:

 

           23              i.   Jeremiah "Jerry" Bolling, born about 1843.

           24             ii.   John W. Bolling, born May 13, 1845.

 

William Bolling and Pharaba Taylor were married on December 10, 1868 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-5, page 469).  Pharaba Taylor1–2,6 was born about 1834 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died before 1874 at the age of 40 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  This is based on the fact that William remarried that year.

 

William Bolling and Nancy Tillery were married on December 10, 1874 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-6, page 314).  Nancy Tillery2,6 was born about 1835 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Nancy (36), James (12) and Clorinda (7).  She appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died before 1884 at the age of 49 in Orange, Indiana, United States. T his is based on the fact that William remarried that year.

 

William Bolling and Sarah Seybold were married on February 4, 1884 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-7, page 394).  Sarah Seybold2,6 was born about 1829 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Sarah (42), Emeline (15), Nancy (13) and John (12).  Sarah died Unknown.

 

 

 


 

Third Generation

 

5.  Jeremiah Belcher1–2,6 was born on December 20, 1821 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  This is the birth place reported in the 1850 census.  Other sources report it as Crawford County, Indiana.

 

He appeared in the census in 1850 in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.  It lists Jeremiah (24), Rebecca (20) and John (1).  His occupation was farmer.

 

He died on September 18, 1905 at the age of 83.

 

Jeremiah Belcher and Rebecca Brock were married on January 6, 1848 in Crawford, Indiana, United States (book B, page 53).  Rebecca Brock2,6 was born in 1830 in Knox, Kentucky, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.  She died in 1859 at the age of 29 in Crawford, Indiana, United States.

 

Jeremiah Belcher and Rebecca Brock had the following child:

 

           25              i.   John Belcher, born about 1849.

 

6.  Timothy Belcher2,6–7 was born about 1829 in Indiana, United States.

 

He appeared in the census in 1860 in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.  It lists Timothy (31), Sarah (27), Nancy (10), Mary (8), Sarah (6) and Phebe (4).  His occupation was farmer.

 

He served in the military.  He served as a Private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers.  His pension records show that he filed as an invalid of February 24, 1880.  

 

He died on March 14, 1889 at the age of 60 in Indiana, United States. The government's records of headstones provided for deceased Union soldiers, posted on Ancestry.com, list his death date and indicate that he was buried at Eckerty, IN.

 

Timothy Belcher and Sarah Wilson were married on July 11, 1850 in Crawford, Indiana, United States (Indiana Marriages Thru 1850).  Sarah Wilson2,6 was born about 1833 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.  She died Unknown.

               

7.  Martin Belcher2 was born about 1835 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1850 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

     

8.  Sara Belcher1 was born about 1838 in Indiana, United States.  She died Unknown.

     

9.  Nancy Belcher2 was born about 1840 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. S he died Unknown.

               

10.  John Belcher was born Unknown.  He died Unknown.

       

11.  Joseph Belcher was born Unknown.  He died Unknown.

       

12.  Amelia Belcher was born Unknown.  She died Unknown.

       

13.  Mary Ann Belcher was born Unknown.  She died Unknown.

               

14.  Mary Janet Stone4 was born on December 1, 1832 in Indiana, United States.  She died on January 13, 1833 at the age of 0 in Indiana, United States.  She was buried at Stone Cemetery in Greene, Indiana, United States.

       

15.  Elizabeth Stone2 was born about 1836 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She died Unknown.

       

16.  John Stone2 was born about 1838 in Indiana, United States. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

       

17.  Elijah Stone2 was born about 1840 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

       

18.  Martha Stone2 was born about 1842 in Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States. Martha died Unknown.

       

19.  Eliza Stone2 was born about 1844 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She died Unknown.

       

20.  Minerva Stone2 was born on December 26, 1846 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She died December 28, 1928 at the age of 82 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: place of death was at home, cause of death was old age, residence was Center Township, occupation was not listed, marital status was widow.

       

21.  Joseph W. Stone2 was born about 1849 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1850 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1870 in Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States. It lists Joseph (50) and his father Enoch (87).  He died Unknown.

       

22.  Sarah Canice Stone2,4 was born on October 18, 1852 in Monroe, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Center Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.  She died on May 26, 1940 at the age of 87 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.  She was buried at North Platte Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

 

23.  Jeremiah "Jerry" Bolling1–2 was born about 1843 in Indiana, United States.  Dennis McCormick reported that Jeremiah had his surname recorded as Bolden almost all of his adult life (his marriage record shows Boulden), and the family uses it to this day.  This is apparently the way he pronounced it.

 

He immigrated between 1880 and 1885 to Arkansas, United States.  Dennis McCormick reported that Jeremiah and family along with Jeremiah's father William and Anna's parents Reuben and Martha Cox and some of their family moved to Marion County, AR.

 

He purchased land on April 6, 1868 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Dennis McCormick reported that Jeremiah and Anna bought 40 acres of land from Silas and Dovey Lane Luttrell for $275.  They sold the land on December 1, 1869 to William and Mary Cox Love (Anna's sister) for $400.

 

He appeared in the census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Jeremiah (27), Annie (25), James (5), Jacob (4), John (3) and Martha (2).  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Jeremiah (37), Jane (36), James (18), Jacob (17), John (14), Martha (12), Reuben (6), Philip (3) and Sarah (2).

 

He died about 1895 at the age of 52.  Family tradition states that Jeremiah and Anna died within two hours of each other.  Some sources report that he died in a sawmill accident.

 

Jeremiah "Jerry" Bolling and Anna Jane Cox were married on November 6, 1861 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-4, page 450).  Anna Jane Cox1–2,6 was born about 1844 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died about 1895 at the age of 51.

 

Jeremiah Bolling and Anna Jane Cox had the following children:

 

           26              i.   James William "Willie" Bolling, born 1864.

           27             ii.   Jacob Bolling, born 1865.

           28            iii.   John W. Bolling, born 1866.

           29            iv.   Martha Bolling, born 1868.

           30             v.   Reuben Bolling, born January, 1876.

           31            vi.   Philip Bolling, born  1877.

           32           vii.   Sarah E. Bolling, born 1878.

           33          viii.   Columbus C. Bolling, born 1880.

           34            ix.   Arlie Bolling, born August, 1889.

 

24.  John W. Bolling2,4–6,8–11 was born on May 13, 1845 in Orange, Indiana, United States. He was a farmer.

 

He appeared in the census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists John (25), Susannah (24) and Michael (1) living next door to Susannah's parents and siblings Thomas and Catherine.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists John (34), Susannah (33), Michael (11), Mary (9) and Christopher (5).  He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists John (55), Susannah (54), Christopher (23) and Elsie (19) living next door to son Michael.  The surname is spelled Bowling.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists John (65) and Susannah (64) living next door to son Michael.  The surname is spelled Bowling.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists John (74) and Susannah (74) living next door to son Michael.

 

He died on September 16, 1920 at the age of 75 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States (book BK-5, page 399).  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was optic neurosis, residence was French Lick Township, occupation was farmer, marital status was married.  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

John W. Bolling and Susannah "Susan" Flick were married on March 1, 1868 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-5, page 420).  Susannah "Susan" Flick2,4–6,8–11, daughter of Christopher Cresap Flick and Mary Ann Cox, was born on February 24, 1846 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1850 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1860 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1880 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. S he died on December 6, 1931 at the age of 85 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was cardio renal disease, residence was Jackson Township, occupation was housewife, marital status was widow.  She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

John W. Bolling and Susannah Flick had the following children:

 

           35              i.   Michael C. Kerr Bolling, born July 20, 1868.

           36             ii.   Mary Margaret Bolling, born January 4, 1870.

           37            iii.   William T. Bolling, born August 31, 1874.

           38            iv.   Christopher Bolling, born July, 1876.

           39             v.   Katherine Bolling, born about 1880.

           40            vi.   Elsie Bolling, born 1881.

 

 


 

Fourth Generation

 

25.  John Belcher2 was born about 1849 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1850 in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

               

26.  James William "Willie" Bolling1–2 was born in 1864 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Hee served time in prison in 1894.  Dennis McCormick reported that James had learned to alter a $1 bill to look like a $20 bill, and on April 25, 1894, he attempted to pass one of the counterfeit bills to Ben Estes, owner of a dry goods store in the nearby town of Eros, AR.  Ben saw the $20 bill for what it was and had James arrested.  He was remanded to Ft. Smith, AR, for trial and an appearance bond was set for $500.  Jeremiah and Anna arranged with friends and relatives for the $500, pledging their homestead as collateral.  James appeared on November 19 and Jeremiah and Anna had their bond returned.  However, James was found guilty and sentenced to 2-1/2 years at hard work in Detroit, MI, and was fined $500.  It is not known where James raised the $500, but it seems likely that Jeremiah and Anna sold the Marion County homestead for about that amount and moved out of the county. He died Unknown.

       

27.  Jacob Bolling1–2 was born in 1865 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. Jacob died Unknown.

       

28.  John W. Bolling1–2 was born in 1866 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

       

29.  Martha Bolling1–2 was born in 1868 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died Unknown.

       

30.  Reuben Bolling2 was born in January, 1876 in Orange, Indiana, United States, according to the 1900 census.  The 1880 census places the year around 1874.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Wileys Cove Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States.  It lists Reuben (24), Netty (30), her children from a previous marriage, and Reuben's brother Arlie (10) and grandfather William (81).  Reuben and Arlie's surnames are listed as Bolling,  William's is listed as Boldlen.   Reuben died Unknown.

       

31.  Philip Bolling2 was born in 1877 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

       

32.  Sarah E. Bolling2 was born in 1878 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died Unknown.

       

33.  Columbus C. Bolling1 was born in 1880 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died Unknown.

       

34.  Arlie Bolling1–2 was born in August, 1889 in Arkansas, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Wileys Cove Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States . It lists Arlie (10) living with brother Reuben.  He died Unknown.

 

35.  Michael C. Kerr Bolling2,4–6,8–10 was born on July 20, 1868 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Steven J. Beatty reported that his great-great-grandfather Michael C. Kerr Bolling was probably named after Michael Crawford Kerr of New Albany, IN, who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in the mid 1870's.  Kerr was a popular Congressman who served the House from 1865-1873 and 1875-1876.

 

He appeared in the census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1880 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Michael (30), Mary (29), William (9), Courtland (8), Charles (5), Jennings (3) and Clara (1) living next door to his parents.  The surname is spelled Bowling.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Michael (41), Mary (39), Walter (19), Courtland (18), Charles (15), Jennings (13), Clara (11), Lawton (9), Mary (6), Carrie (4), John (2) and Henry (2/12) living next door to his parents.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Michael (52), Mary (49), Lawton (18), Margaret (16), Olive (14), John (11), Henry (10) and Marie (6) living next door to his parents.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists M.C.K. (71), Mary (68) and granddaughter Ella Yarber (15).  His occupation was farmer.  His highest level of education was 8th grade, Mary's was the same.

 

He died on January 24, 1962 at the age of 93 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was arterioscleratic heart disease, residence was Kokomo, occupation was farmer, marital status was widower.  His obituary reported "Michael C. Kerr Bolling, son of John and Suzannah (Flick) Bolling, was born July 20, 1868 on a farm near French Lick and departed this life January 24, 1962 at the age of 93 years, six months and four days at the St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana where had been a patient for nine days.  On November 17, 1889 he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Beatty.  To this union were born 11 children, three having preceded him in death, namely William Sampson, who lost his life in action in World War I, Carrie Olive and Henry Wadsworth.  In 1948, on September 20, sorrow again came to his home when he lost his wife.  They had been married for 58 years.  Those left to mourn his departure are his children, Courtland Matson and Charles Munson of Tucson, Arizona, Bryan Matthew of Sheldon, Illinois, Clara Etta Morgan of Plymouth, Indiana, Lawton Waynewright of New Albany, Indiana, Mary Margaret Tillery of Kokomo, Indiana, John Wesley of Noblesville and Elsie Marie Harrison of R.R. 1, French Lick, Indiana; also a granddaughter, Ellen Mae Beatty of French Lick Indiana, who was reared in the Bolling home from infancy; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren besides several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.  After losing his companion, he went to make his home with a daughter, Margaret Tillery of Kokomo, where he remained until his death.  He united at Pleasant Valley Christian Church early in life, and in later years, placed his membership at Cane Creek Christian Church where he served as Deacon, Elder and other offices in the church.  He remained faithful to 'Ole Cane Creek', as he often called it, after moving to another community where he was not able to attend church and Sunday School.  He farmed most of his life in the community where he was born until he had to retire due to the illness of his wife and later himself."  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Michael C. Kerr Bolling and Mary Ellen "Ella" Beatty were married on November 17, 1889 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-8, page 237).  Mary Ellen "Ella" Beatty2,5–6, daughter of Christopher Beatty and Rebecca A. Jacobs, was born on June 4, 1870 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census on June 4, 1870 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. She died on September 20, 1948 at the age of 78 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her obituary reported "Mary Ellen Bolling, daughter of Chris and Rebecca Beaty was born June 4, 1870.  She grew to young womanhood in the community where she was born and attended the public schools and church in the community.  On November 17, 1889 she was united in marriage to M. C. Kerr Bolling and has spent her entire life on a farm near Cane Creek.  This union was blessed by the birth of eleven children.  One son Sampson gave his life for his country in World War I.  Another son Henry and a daughter Olive have preceded their mother in death.  Mrs. Bolling was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church.  She was a faithful companion; a mother who looketh well after her own household, and a helpful and sympathetic friend and neighbor. She was quiet and reserved and very patient in her long years of affliction, she showed remarkable courage and never lost faith in her Savior.  She leaves her companion of almost 60 years and eight children, Courtland and Munson of Tucson, Arizona; Bryan of Sheldon, Illinois; Clara Morgan of South Bend; Lawton of Louisville, KY.; Margaret Tillery of Kokomo, Indiana; John of Noblesville, Ind. and Marie Harrison of Norton.  She also leaves a granddaughter, Ella Mae Beaty, whom she reared as her own child after the death of her mother, also 15 other grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, brothers William, Charlie, Amon and Amos Beaty and one sister Ladenna Cox besides many other relatives and friends."  She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Michael C. Kerr Bolling and Mary Ellen Beatty had the following children:

 

           41              i.   William Sampson Bolling, born September 1, 1890.

           42             ii.   Courtland Matson Bolling, born November 28, 1891.

           43            iii.   Charles Munson Bolling, born November 16, 1894.

           44            iv.   Bryan Matthew Bolling, born October 12, 1896.

           45             v.   Clara Etta Bolling, born November 28, 1898.

           46            vi.   Lawton Waynewright Bolling, born March 22, 1901.

           47           vii.   Mary Margaret Bolling, born January 4, 1904.

           48          viii.   Carrie Olive Bolling, born February 10, 1906.

           49            ix.   John Wesley Bolling, born March 23, 1908.

           50             x.   Henry Wadsworth Bolling, born January 11, 1910.

           51            xi.   Elsie Marie Bolling, born April 2, 1913.

 

36.  Mary Margaret Bolling2,5–6,8–10,12–13 was born on January 4, 1870 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her name is shown as "Mary M. Hagan" on her grave stone, but the Hagan grandchildren remember her as "Margaret".

 

She appeared in the census in 1880 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She is listed twice - once with her parents and once with her grandmother Mary Ann Cox Flick in Jackson Township.  She appeared in the census in 1900 in Steen Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Mary (59) and Bessie (17).  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States.  It lists Mary (70) living with daughter Bernice.  Her highest level of education was 4th grade.

 

Donna Chilton Derrick told a story about Mary Bolling Hagan that happened one Thanksgiving in Santa Ana, CA: "My father, stepmother and I were all at Bernice's along with Bessie and their husbands. Grandmother Mary was living with Bernice at that time.  Bernadine (Bernice's only child), Bob and Pam (Bessie's children) and I were all playing and talking in the yard.  Bob and I were in High School I think, or at least in the 8th grade.  All of a sudden one of the adults asked what was the matter with the cat.  Bernice had a big cat, and it was wandering around like it was drunk and moving in circles. They all said 'What did you do to the cat?'  We of course said we did not do anything, which we didn't.  Then Welby Pedigo picked up the cat and said 'Someone has cut off one side of the cat's whiskers!' Immediately everyone said 'Okay, which one of you kids did that to this poor cat?'  Of course we denied it, and in fact we had not done it.  We kids came to the conclusion that Mary must have done it because she was doing some stitching and was the one who had the scissors.  On the way home that day I got grilled by my father, and I swore that we had not done it.  So finally he also came to the conclusion Grandma Mary must have done it."   Bernadine Pedigo Gorgas disputed this story, saying that it was actually Bessie Hagan Pedigo who had cut the whiskers off a cat when she was a child.

 

She died on March 12, 1955 at the age of 85 in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.  Bernadine Gorgas reported that Mary had been living with daughter Bernice in Fullerton, CA, and that she died in the hospital.   The Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1955) reported "Mrs. Martha Margaret Hagan, 85, widow of Osa Hagan, died Saturday in the home of a daughter in Santa Ana, Cal.  She formerly lived near French Lick.  The body was flown to Indianapolis Tuesday and then brought to the Ritter funeral home here, where services were held Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. T. O. Younce officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Lebanon cemetery.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Albert Pedigo and Mrs. Welby Pedigo, both of Santa Ana, and Mrs. Walter Robbins of West Baden, and one son, Luther Hagan of French Lick."   She was buried at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Mary Margaret Bolling and Osa M. Hagan were married on January 12, 1888 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Book H-1 page 118 lists Osa M. Hagan (28), son of Arthur B. and Sarah A. Baxter, and Mary M. Boling (19), daughter of John W. and Susanah Flick on January 12, 1888.  Book H-1 page 142 lists Asa W. Hagan (28), son of A B and Lurus A. Barter, and Mary M. Bollings (20), daughter of John W. and Susan Flick, on March 2, 1889.  There were two marriage certificates issued, one with each of these dates.  It is unknown as to why this was done, or which one is correct.   Osa M. Hagan2,4–6,8–10,12–13, son of Arthur B. Hagan and Sarah A. Baxter, was born on May 28, 1860 in Jefferson, Illinois, United States.  He was a farmer.  He appeared in the census in 1860 in Jefferson, Illinois, United States.   He appeared in the census in 1870 in Beaver Creek, Bond, Illinois, United States.   He appeared in the census in 1880 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Osa (21) and Nancy (18) living next door to his parents.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Steen Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.   It lists Osa (40), Mary (28), John (7) and Martha (6).  He appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Osa (50), Margaret (40), Luther (18), Martha (16), Arthur (14) [he was actually 4] and Bernice (2).  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Osa (59), Mary (50), Luther (27), Benham (13), Bernice (11) and Bessie (7).  He died on November 24, 1928 at the age of 68 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book BK-6, page 128).  The Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) reported "Osa M. Hagan, aged 67 years, 5 months and 4 days, died suddenly at his home in Jackson Township last Saturday of organic heart trouble.  Funeral services were conducted at Scarlett Ridge Sunday afternoon by Rev. B. F. Nicholson, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery."  His obituary in the same issue said "Osa M. Hagan, son of Arthur and Mary Hagan was born May 28, 1860 and died November 4, 1928 at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 4 days [note the difference between this and the news article].  At the age of 18 years he was united in marriage to Nancy Caroline Case.  To this union was born five children: Bertha O., Gracie N., Carrie C., three of these preceded their mother in death, who died February 8, 1887.  He was again united in marriage to Mary M. Bolling in the year 1888.  To this union was born six children: Luther J., Martha W., Benham A., Bernice M. and Bessie O. One infant preceded the father in death.  He also leaves ten grandchildren and one great grandson.  At an early age he united with the Christian church and remained a faithful member until death.  He was a devoted husband and father, and a good neighbor, and will be sadly missed in the community by a host of relatives and friends."  He was buried at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Osa M. Hagan and Mary Margaret Bolling had the following children:

 

           52              i.   Luther John Hagan, born February 2, 1892.

           53             ii.   Martha Washington "Marty" Hagan, born February 22, 1894.

           54            iii.   Arthur Benham Hagan, born October 17, 1906.

           56             v.   Bessie Opal Hagan, born September 1, 1912.

               

37.  William T. Bolling5,11 was born on August 31, 1874 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died on October 11, 1874 at the age of 0.  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

38.  Christopher Bolling2,5–6,8,10 was born in July, 1876 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

He appeared in the census in 1880 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

He died Unknown.

 

Christopher Bolling and Addie M. Atkinson were married on April 27, 1901 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-2, page 24).  Addie M. Atkinson6 was born about 1875.  She died Unknown.

       

39.  Katherine Bolling5 was born about 1880 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She is not listed in the 1880 census.  She died Unknown.

       

40.  Elsie Bolling2,5,8,10 was born in 1881 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died on January 28, 1939 at the age of 58.

 

 

 


 

Fifth Generation

 

41.  William Sampson Bolling2,4,7,11 was born on September 1, 1890 in Orange, Indiana, United States. 

 

He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He is listed as Walter S. 

 

His 1917 World War I draft registration card described him as medium height, slender build, light blue eyes and sandy hair.  His occupation was farm laborer.  His residence was French Lick.

The Springs Valley Herald (unknown date) reported "On Jan. 1 a big dinner was given in honor of Sampson Bolling of the 335th U.S. Infantry at the home of his parents, M. C. K. Bolling.  The following families were represented: Uncle John Flick wife and two sons, Morton J. Whittinghill wife and daughters, Ingomer Cox wife and daughter, Sam Love and wife, Ottis Love and wife, William Case wife and children, Charles Beaty wife and son, W. J. Reynolds wife and children, Christie Flick wife and three sons and John H. Veatch.  They all brought baskets well filled with good things to eat.  Well it is a good thing that Mr. Hoover hasn't been notified.  All reported a good time.  They departed for home about three o'clock wishing Sampson all the good luck as possible and hoping that he would return from France looking as well as he does now."

 

He served in the military in World War I.  He enlisted on October 6, 1917 at Paoli, Indiana.  He trained at Camp Taylor, Kentucky and Camp Sevier, South Carolina.  He was assigned to Company A, 119th Infantry, 30th Division and went overseas on May 11, 1918.  He and his cousin Luther Hagan enlisted together, trained together, and went overseas within a day of each other.  

He died on October 17, 1918 at the age of 28 near Le Mans, France.  He was originally buried in a British Military Cemetery at St. Souplet, France, no. 642, grave 10, row 7, plot A.  The American graves were removed after the Armistice.  It took  3 years for his body to make it’s way home.  The Springs Valley Herald (Thursday, April 14, 1921) reported "The remains of Sampson Bolling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerr Bolling, who gave his life while serving his county at the battle front in France arrived here Sunday morning.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. John Marshall at the Cane Creek Church, then the soldiers took charge and he was buried with military honors.  The family has our sympathy in this sad bereavement."  The same issue also reported "Mr. and Mrs. Charley Beatty and Miss Blanche Adams attended the funeral of Sampson Bolling at Cane Creek Monday.  He was brought from overseas.  A large crowd was present to pay the last tribute of respect.  The American Legion had charge of the funeral and buried him with military honors."  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

42.  Courtland Matson Bolling2,4,7,14–15 was born on November 28, 1891 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

His 1917 World War I draft registration card described him as tall, slender build, blue eyes and light hair.  He was living in El Paso, TX, and worked as a master baker for Purity Baking Company.  He was married.

 

He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States. It lists Courtland (28) in a boarding house.  He is listed as divorced.  His occupation was baker foreman.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.  It lists Court (38) and Mabel (28) in a boarding house.  His occupation was baker.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.  It lists Courtland (40), Mabel (38) and Philip (16).  His occupation was baker foreman for a retail bakery.  His highest level of education was 12th grade, Mabel's was the same.

 

Courtland died on February 25, 1980 at the age of 88 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.  His obituary reported the date as February 23, but both the Texas death index and the U.S. veterans cemetery index list the date as February 25.  His obituary reported "Courtland M. Bolling, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of this community died Feb. 23 in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 88.  A son of M.C.K. Bolling and Mary Ellen Beatty, he was born Nov. 28, 1891, near French Lick.  He attended French Lick High School.   A retired baker, he owned bakeries in both Arizona and Texas.  He is survived by two sons; three brothers, Munson Bolling of Terre Haute, Lawton Bolling of Noblesville, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Harrison Williams, French Lick, and Margaret Tillery of Kokomo.  Five brothers and sisters preceded him in death.  Final rites were held Feb. 25 in El Paso." He was buried on February 28, 1980 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, United States. The U.S. veterans cemetery index reported that he was a corporal in the Army, serving from 3-20-1912 to 3-19-1915.  He is buried in section F, site 194.

 

Courtland Matson Bolling and Mabel V. [Unknown] were married Unknown. This was a second marriage for Courtland.  Postings on Ancestry.com report that Courtland married Imogene Hockett in July 1915, but this has not been confirmed.  It is known that he was listed as divorced in the 1920 census, then married to Mabel in the 1930 census.  Mabel V. [Unknown]2,14 was born on February 6, 1902 in New Mexico, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.  She died on November 14, 1995 at the age of 93 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

 

43.  Charles Munson Bolling2,4–5 was born on November 16, 1894 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

His 1917 World War I draft registration card described him as tall, slender build, blue eyes and black hair.  His residence was Sheldon, Illinois and his occupation was farm laborer.  His 1942 World War II draft registration card listed his address as 514 No. 8th St., Marshall, IL, and his employer as Moorman Manufacturing Co.

 

He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. Charles appeared in the census in 1920 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States. It lists Munson (25), Hazel (21), Glendon (2) and Aillene (1/12).  His occupation was farm laborer. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Richland Township, Benton, Indiana, United States. It lists Munson (35), Hazel (31), Glendon (12), Aileene (10), and Robert (7).  His occupation was farm laborer. He appeared in the census in 1940 in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States. It lists Munson (45), Hazel (41), Aileen (20), Robert (17), and son Glendon and his family.  No occupation was listed.  His highest level of education was 8th grade, Hazel's was the same.

 

He died on March 15, 1993 at the age of 98 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was coronary artery disease, residence was 242 Drieser Square, occupation was livestock feed salesman, marital status was divorced.  The Terre Haute Tribune-Star (March 16, 1993) reported "Munson Bolling, 98, of Terre Haute and formerly of Marshall, Ill., died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1993 in Lakeview Nursing Center.  He was a retired Moorman Feed salesman.  He was born Nov. 16, 1894 in French Lick to Mr. and Mrs. Kerr Bolling.  Survivors include two sons, Michael G. of Tucson and Robert W. of Terre Haute; one daughter, Aileene Ditto of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one sister, Marie Johnson of French Lick; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Marshall.  Services are pending in Pearce Funeral Home at Marshall."  The Terre Haute Tribune-Star (March 17, 1993) reported "Munson Bolling - died Monday.  Services at 1 p.m. today Pearce Funeral Home, Marshall, Ill., with the Rev. Richard Clark officiating.  Burial Marshall Cemetery.  Visitation 10 a.m. until services today." He was buried on March 17, 1993 at Marshall Cemetery in Clark, Illinois, United States.  This was reported on this death certificate.

 

Charles Munson Bolling and Sarah Hazel Walls were married on September 7, 1916.  Granddaughter Toni Bolling Lutters reported that they were later divorced, and this is confirmed on his death certificate.  Sarah Hazel Walls2,5 was born about 1899 in Indiana, United States. Her son Robert's obituary spelled her name Sara.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Richland Township, Benton, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States.  She died Unknown.

 

Charles Munson Bolling and Sarah Hazel Walls had the following children:

 

           57              i.   Michael Glendon Bolling, born July 30, 1917.

           58             ii.   Beatrice Aileene Bolling, born November 5, 1919.

           59            iii.   Robert W. Bolling, born October 22, 1922.

 

44.  Bryan Matthew Bolling2,4,6–7 was born on October 12, 1896 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  He is listed as "Jennings" in the censuses.

 

His 1918 World War I draft registration card described him as medium height, medium build, brown eyes and brown hair.  His occupation was farm laborer for father M.C. Bolling.  His residence was French Lick.

 

He appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  It lists Bryan (33), Jewell (27), Mary (8) and Forest (3).  His occupation was farmer.

 

He died in February, 1975 at the age of 78 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  His obituary reported "Bryan Bolling, 78, died in the office of a physician in Sheldon, Illinois, apparently as the result of a heart attack.  A native of this community, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C.K. Bolling.  He had lived in Sheldon for many years.  Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Jewel Whittinghill, and one son.  Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou; four brothers, Courtland Bolling of El Paso, Texas, Munson Bolling of Terre Haute, Lawton Bolling of New Albany and John Bolling of Noblesville; and two sisters, Margaret Tillery of Kokomo and Marie Harrison of this community."  He was buried at Sheldon Cemetery in Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

 

Bryan Matthew Bolling and R. Jewell Whittinghill were married on January 5, 1920 in Turner, South Dakota, United States (certificate 73183).  R. Jewell Whittinghill2,4,6 was born in 1903 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  She died in 1973 at the age of 70 in Illinois, United States.  She was buried at Sheldon Cemetery in Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

 

Bryan Matthew Bolling and R. Jewell Whittinghill had the following children:

 

           60              i.   Mary L. Bolling, born about 1922.

           61             ii.   Forrest E. Bolling, born about 1926.

 

45.  Clara Etta Bolling2 was born on November 28, 1898 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She appeared in the census in 1900 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She lived in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1925. according to Olive Bolling Yarber's obituary.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on January 9, 1970 at the age of 71 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.  Her obituary reported "Mrs. Warren Morgan, 71 years old, passed away at the Memorial Hospital at South Bend, Friday night, January 9 from cancer.  Mrs. Morgan was formerly Clara Bolling, born and raised in Orange County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M.C.K. Bolling.  She was a sister of Mrs. Marie Harrison of French Lick.  She leaves a devoted husband of 51 years, two sons, and their families, five brothers and two sisters.  A niece, Mrs. Ellen Beatty of West Baden and a host of relatives and friends in the French Lick community."

 

Clara Etta Bolling and Warren Morgan were married about 1918.  This date is based on the 1930 census.  Warren Morgan2,4,14 was born on November 17, 1899 in Illinois, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.  It lists Warren (40), Clara (41), Wilma (19) and Earl (17).  His occupation was service salesman for the ice company.  His highest level of education was 8th grade, Clara's was the same.  He died in October, 1983 at the age of 83 in Indiana, United States.

 

46.  Lawton Waynewright Bolling2,4 was born on March 22, 1901 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. He is listed twice:  First with his parents, where it lists Lawton (18), occupation laborer, working out.  Second as a roomer in the Lee Freeman household, where it lists Lawton (19), occupation elevator operator at a hotel.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.  It lists Lawton (29), Wilma (20) and brother-in-law Robert Barksdale (17).  They are living with James and Mildred Fowler and listed as in-laws.  This must be Mildred's family.  His occupation was machine salesman.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Saint Matthews, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.  It lists Lawton (39), Wilma (30), William (9), Richard (1) and brother-in-law Robert Barksdale (27).  His occupation was retail department store salesman.  His highest level of education was 8th grade, Wilma's was the same.  He lived in Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1980.  This information is from Courtland Bolling's obituary.

 

He died on October 4, 1987 at the age of 86 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was gram negative sepsis, residence was Indianapolis, occupation was merchandise store salesman, marital status was married.  Cremation was chosen.  His obituary reported "Lawton W. Bolling, 86, Indianapolis, died Sunday night, Oct. 4th in an Indianapolis hospital.  He was born and raised in the French Lick area to the late Mr. and Mrs. M.C.K. Bolling.  Surviving is his wife, Bernice, a resident of a New Albany nursing home; two sons, two daughters, a step-daughter, two brothers and two sisters.  One of his sisters is Mrs. Marie Williams of Rt. 1, French Lick.  A memorial service will be held at a later date."

 

Lawton Waynewright Bolling and Wilma Barksdale were married on August 1, 1925.  The date comes from postings on Ancestry.com, and matches the data in the 1930 census.  Wilma Barksdale2,15 was born about 1910 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Saint Matthews, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.  She died Unknown.

 

Lawton Waynewright Bolling and Wilma Barksdale had the following children:

 

           62              i.   William L. Bolling, born January 24, 1930.

           63             ii.   Living Bolling.

 

Lawton Waynewright Bolling and Bernice Ruth Morris were married Unknown.  Bernice Ruth Morris4,14–15 was born on September 21, 1903.  She died on January 3, 1992 at the age of 88 in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States.

 

47.  Mary Margaret Bolling2,4,6 was born on January 4, 1904 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  She lived in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1980, according to Courtland Bolling's obituary.

 

She died on November 22, 1992 at the age of 88 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was cerebral tumor, residence was 1023 S. McCann in Kokomo, occupation was housewife, marital status was married.   Her obituary reported "Margaret Tillery of Kokomo died at her home Sunday, Nov. 22.  She was born Jan. 4, 1904 in French Lick to Michael Kerr and Mary Ellen Beatty Bolling.  On Sept. 28, 1920 she married Howard R. Tillery who survives.  She was a member of the First Nazarene Church and A Fiken Missionary Class.  Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Marie Arnest of Kokomo, brother of Terre Haute, sister, Marie Williams of West Baden.  Six brothers and two sisters and her parents preceded her in death.  Mrs. Tillery was buried in Albright Cemetery in Kokomo."  She was buried on November 24, 1992 at Albright Cemetery in Howard, Indiana, United States.

 

Mary Margaret Bolling and Howard Tillery were married on September 28, 1920 in Orange, Indiana, United States.(book C-20, page 49).  Howard Tillery2,6 was born on July 27, 1902 in Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  It lists Howard (37), Margaret (36) and Fanny (16).  His occupation was stocker, open hearth, steel mill.  His highest level of education was 10th grade, Margaret's was 8th grade.  He died on December 6, 1994 at the age of 92 in Howard, Indiana, United States.  His obituary reported "Howard A. Tillery, 92, Windsor Estates, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1994, in the health care center.  He was born July 27, 1902, in English, to Alfred and Fannie (McWilliams) Tillery.  Sept. 28, 1920, he married Margaret Bolling, who died Nov. 22, 1992  He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.  He retired in 1967 from the maintenance department of Kokomo-Center Schools.  He had worked 20 years at Continental Steel Corp. and owned and operated Tillery and Arnest Washer and Vacuum Sales.  In his youth, he was an avid horseman and raised many horses.  He entered them in fairs and horse shows in the area.  Later he was interested in fishing and spent much time enjoying the sport.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and William Arnest of Kokomo; a brother, Cecil G. Tillery of Pleasant Grove, Utah; a niece and nephew. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, Alfred Tillery.  Services are 2 p.m. Friday in Fenn & Shirley Mortuaries Uptown Memorial Chapel, 416 S. Union St.  The Rev. James Chapman will officiate.  Burial is in Albright Cemetery."  He was buried at Albright Cemetery in Howard, Indiana, United States.

 

Howard Tillery and Mary Margaret Bolling had the following children:

 

           64              i.   Howard Alfred Tillery, born February 20, 1922.

           65             ii.   Frances Marie Tillery, born April 2, 1924.

 

48.  Carrie Olive Bolling2,4,11 was born on February 10, 1906 in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on May 11, 1925 at the age of 19 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was puerperal peritonitis, residence was French Lick, occupation was housewife, marital status was married.  The Springs Valley Herald (May 21, 1925) reported "Olive Bolling Yarber, daughter of Michael Kerr and Mary E. (Beatty) Bolling, was born Feb. 10, 1906, and died May 11, 1925, aged 19 years, 3 months and 1 day.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth Yarber, May 24, 1924. She joined the church at Cane Creek in September 1920, at the age of 15 years.  She was always ready to do and take part in church services and Sunday school and ready to do what she thought right ... She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, father and mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters: Courtland Bolling of Phoenix, Ariz., Munson of Watseka, Ill., Bryan of Sheldon , Ill., Lawton of Indianapolis, Ind., John at home.  Sisters Clara Morgan of South Bend, Ind., Margaret Tillery of Russiaville, Ind., Marie at home and a host of relatives and friends. Two brothers departed this life before her, Sampson who gave his life in the World's War for his flag and country and Henry, who went to rest before her." She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her grave stone lists her surname as Bolling.

 

Carrie Olive Bolling and Kenneth I. Yarber were married on May 24, 1924 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Kenneth I. Yarber2,4,11, son of Louis Yarber and Ada M. Johnson, was born on February 9, 1904 in Illinois, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Columbia Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States.  He died on November 5, 1933 at the age of 29.  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Kenneth I. Yarber and Carrie Olive Bolling had the following child:

 

           66              i.   Ellen Mae Yarber, born April 29, 1925.

 

49.  John Wesley Bolling2,4,14 was born on March 23, 1908 in Orange, Indiana, United States. (book H-9, page 23).

 

He appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists John (32), Darrell (4) and Elaine (2).  His occupation was laborer.  His highest level of education was 8th grade.  He was listed as married, but it appears that he and Ruth were separated.  Ruth (also listed as married) was a lodger in the Anna Stevens household.

 

He died on December 30, 1989 at the age of 81 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was colon cancer, residence was 1168 South St. in Noblesville, occupation was manufacturing security, marital status was married.  He was buried on January 3, 1990 at Washington Park East Cemetery in Marion, Indiana, United States. This was reported on his death certificate.

 

John Wesley Bolling and Ruth Maxine Burton were married on February 20, 1932 in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States.  Ruth Maxine Burton2,15–16 was born on September 30, 1911 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-10, page 84).  She appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Ruth (28), married, lodging with Anna Stevens.  Her occupation was housekeeper.  Her highest level of education was 12th grade.  She died on September 5, 2004 at the age of 92 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was illegible, residence was 1168 South St. in Noblesville, occupation was supervisor in a military finance center, marital status was widow.  She was buried on September 8, 2004 at Washington Park East Cemetery in Marion, Indiana, United States.  This was reported on her death certificate.

 

John Wesley Bolling and Ruth Maxine Burton had the following children:

 

           67              i.   John Darrell Bolling, born January 7, 1936.

           68             ii.   Living Bolling.

       

50.  Henry Wadsworth Bolling2,4,11 was born on January 11, 1910 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census on February 11, 1910 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died on September 11, 1923 at the age of 13 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book BK-5, page 258).  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

51.  Elsie Marie Bolling2,16 was born on April 2, 1913 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-15, page 20).  Her death certificate reported her birth place as Dubois County.

 

She appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on April 19, 1993 at the age of 80 at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was sub-dural hematoma, residence was West Baden, occupation was hotel pantry, marital status was widow.  She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Elsie Marie Bolling and Howard Blye Harrison were married Unknown.  Howard Blye Harrison4,11 was born on February 3, 1906 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died on January 19, 1974 at the age of 67 at Orange County Hospital in Paoli, Orange, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was congestive heart failure, residence was French Lick, occupation was farmer, marital status was married.   He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

52.  Luther John Hagan2,4,6–10,14,17–18 was born on February 2, 1892 in Orange, Indiana, United States. Luther reported that he was named John Luther Hagan at birth. His names were switched on U.S. Army records during World War I, and he chose to accept this order rather than to go to the trouble of getting the correction made.  Donald Hagan reported that when he was young, older people would refer to Luther as "Johnny Hagan", and the 1900 census lists him as John L., which seems to support this story.  However, he signed his draft registration form as Luther, not John.  He was a good tinsmith, carpenter, mason and plumber, but did other things as well. 

His World War I draft registration card (dated May 23, 1917) describes him as medium height, slender build, blue eyes and light hair.  His occupation was farm hand for George Sherman in Roberts, Ford County, IL.  His residence was French Lick, IN.  His World War II draft registration card (1942) listed his address as R.R. 2, French Lick, IN.  His wife was Agnes Hagan, and he was employed by William Elledge.

 

He served in the military in World War I.  In that era young men did not register until the draft was actually instituted for a particular conflict.  Luther related to sons Elvin and Donald that he had attempted to enlist in the Artillery (which was a separate branch in those days), but was turned down because he was too small.  He then approached the Navy and was rejected for the same reason.  He then "volunteered for the draft", which consisted of contacting the local draft board.  The board would then would move your name to the top of the list, so that when the next call came from Washington DC, you would be first to go.  He enlisted on October 6, 1917 at Paoli, Indiana.  He trained at Camp Taylor, Kentucky and Camp Sevier, South Carolina.  He was assigned to Company D, 335th Infantry, then transferred to Company M 335th Infantry, then to Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division.  He was overseas from May 12, 1918 to April 2, 1919, and was in the following battles: Ypres, Bellicourt and St. Souplet.  He was discharged on April 21, 1919.  He and his cousin William Sampson Bolling enlisted together, trained together, and went overseas within a day of each other.

 

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery.  The Cross and the related citations were framed by James Lane for Luther's daughter, Patricia Hagan Lane.  After Patricia's death, they went to the Hagan family.  An entry in the Indiana Book of Merit reports "Hagan, Luther J.  Private, 1980191, Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division, Distinguished Service Cross, General Orders no. 81, War Department, 1919: Near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918.  When his squad was held up by fire from a sniper's post he advanced alone against it across an open space and drove the others off, allowing a renewal of the advance.  Later he braved heavy shell fire to go to the aid of wounded soldiers, dressing their wounds and assisting them back to the lines.  Record:  Born February 2, 1892, French Lick; son of Osa M. and Margaret (Bolling) Hagan.  Farmer, French Lick.  Entered service October 6, 1917, Paoli.  Training: Camp Taylor, Ky.; Camp Sevier, S.C.  Assigned to Company D, 335th Infantry; transferred to Company M, 335th Infantry; to Company K, 119th Infantry.  Overseas May 12, 1918-April 2, 1919.  Battles: Ypres, Bellicourt, St. Souplet.  Discharged April 21, 1919.  Married Agnes Cope.  Son, Reid Cope, daughters Rae Marven (deceased), Patricia Allain." 

 

He appeared in the census in 1900 in Steen Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Luther (38), Agnes (27), Reid (4) and Patricia (1) living on the French Lick-Jasper road.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Luther (48), Agnes (37), Reid (14), Patricia (11), Elvin (9), Marion (7), Donald (5/12) and Agnes' mother, Jeanetta Beatty Cope (78) living on Hawhee Road (is this an earlier name for Grape Vine Hollow Road?).  His occupation was farmer.  His highest level of education was 8th grade, Agnes had completed 1 year of college.

 

He died on May 21, 1972 at the age of 80 at Orange County Hospital in Paoli, Orange, Indiana, United States. Donald Hagan reported that Luther had a stroke around 1966.  Agnes cared for him at home until she passed away.  He stayed at home for a while afterward, with Elvin and Don providing care.  Robert Lane reported that Luther eventually came to live with his parents, James and Patricia Hagan Lane in Terre Haute, IN.  He was given Robert's bedroom, and Robert took up residence in the basement.  When Patricia could no longer provide adequate care, Luther was moved to a nursing home on Woodsmall Road south of Terre Haute, and later transferred to The Gorge nursing home in French Lick.  Donald Hagan reported that Luther was diagnosed with colon cancer while in The Gorge, and that is what killed him.   His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was uremia due to cancer of the bowel, his residence was R.R. 2, French Lick, Indiana, his occupation was tin smith, his marital status was widower.  The Bedford Daily Times-Mail (May 22, 1972) reported "Luther Hagan, 80, Route 2, French Lick, passed away early Sunday morning at the Orange County Hospital.  Graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cane Creek Cemetery with burial there.  A veteran of WWI, Mr. Hagan is survived by: Five children, Mrs. James Lane, Terre Haute, Reid and Elvin Hagan, both of Route 2, French Lick, Dr. Marion Hagan of West Baden, and Don Hagan of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Pedigo and Mrs. Welby Pedigo, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; one half-sister, Mrs. Charles Flick of Paoli; seven grandchildren.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home in French Lick."  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Luther John Hagan and Agnes Ione Cope were married on June 6, 1923 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book 21, page 182).   Bessie Hagan Pedigo reported that Agnes was a teacher at a one room school house in Jackson Township in Orange County and was Bessie's 1st grade teacher.  Luther came home from the first World War, and just saw her around and they began dating.  Donald Hagan reported that Agnes taught at Baker School, located on the country road north of Baseline Road west of SR 145.  Directly across the road lies the quarter section that was Osa Hagan's homestead.  Don felt it was this proximity of Osa's property to her place of employment that led to Agnes and Luther getting acquainted.  Agnes Ione Cope2,4–6,8–10,14,16–17,19, daughter of Jesse Cope and Jeanetta Beatty, was born on April 13, 1903 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-6, page 4, which lists the date as April 15).  Don Hagan reported that Agnes attended Cuzco High School for her first two years (the school ceased to exist circa 1948 and is now part of Southridge at Huntingburg).  She then went to Birdseye, where she graduated, although Don doesn't know why she transferred.  While there, she stayed with her cousin Mary Ford Nelson.  Not many people went to high school in those days, especially if they were female.  Agnes taught at Baker School, located on the country road north of Baseline Road west of SR 145 in the early 1920's.  She later taught grades 1-3 at Springs Elementary School from 1953-1961 and grade 7 at Shoals Community High School from 1961-1962. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. Agnes appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1930 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. Agnes died on December 5, 1967 at the age of 64 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States. Agnes died in her sleep at home and was found the next morning by her daughter, Patricia Hagan Lane.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was a heart attack, residence was R.R. 2, French Lick, occupation was school teacher, marital status was married.  The Springs Valley Herald (Thursday, December 7, 1967) reported "Mrs. Agnes Ione Hagan, 64, died early Tuesday morning at her home on R.R. 2, French Lick.  Death was attributed to a heart condition.  She had taught four years in the Shoals schools, three years in Orange County township schools, and for the past five years she served as a private tutor for children in this locality who are unable to attend regular classes at Springs Valley Schools.  She was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church.  The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Cane Creek Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Luther; four sons, Dr. Marion Hagan of French Lick, Elvin, R.R. 2, French Lick, Reid of R.R. 2, French Lick, and Donald of Speedway; a daughter, Mrs. James Lane of Terre Haute; a brother, Lee Cope; and seven grandchildren."  She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Luther John Hagan and Agnes Ione Cope had the following children:

 

           69              i.   Rae Marven Hagan, born June 2, 1924.

           70             ii.   Reid Cope Hagan, born September 17, 1925.

           71            iii.   Patricia Allain "Patty" Hagan, born November 30, 1928.

           72            iv.   Elvin Elledge Hagan, born November 7, 1930.

           73             v.   Living Hagan.

           74            vi.   Living Hagan.

 

53.  Martha Washington "Marty" Hagan2,6,21–23 was born on February 22, 1894 in Knox, Indiana, United States (book H-2, page 203).  Don Hagan reported that the family had lived in Wheatland, IN (near Vincennes) for a while.  She must have been born while they were there.

 

She appeared in the census in 1900 in Steen Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on December 28, 1966 at the age of 72 in Bronxville, Westchester, New York, United States.  She was buried at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Martha Washington "Marty" Hagan and David Walter Robbins Sr. were married on October 13, 1912 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-4, page 29).  David Walter Robbins Sr.2,4,6–7,22, son of David Taylor Robbins and Minerva Jean Scarlett, was born on January 2, 1885 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  This is the date on his grave stone.  His draft card and death certificate report January 3.  His World War I draft registration card (not dated) describes him as medium height, medium build, blue eyes and brown hair.  His occupation was hotel clerk for the West Baden Springs Company.  His residence was West Baden, IN.  He appeared in the census in 1900 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Walter (35), Martha (25) and Walter Jr. (2/12).  His occupation was hotel clerk.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Walter (45), Martha (36) and Walter Jr. (10).  He appeared in the census in 1940 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Walter (55), Martha (48) and Walter Jr. (20).  His occupation was night club clerk.  His highest level of education was 8th grade, Martha's was the same.  He died on January 28, 1963 at the age of 78 at Orange County Hospital in Paoli, Orange, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was leukemia, residence was West Baden, his occupation was clerical worker at Crane Depot, marital status was married. He was buried at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

David Walter Robbins and Martha Washington Hagan had the following child:

 

           75              i.   David Walter Robbins Jr., born November 1, 1919.

 

54.  Arthur Benham Hagan2,4,8–10,12–13,16 was born on October 17, 1906 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-6, page 38).  Some of the family remembers him as Benham Arthur, but he was probably named after Osa's father.

 

He appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Arthur died on May 25, 1929 at the age of 22 in Montana, United States. The Montana Death Index reported that he died in Yellowstone County.  Burgoyne Drake related that there was an explosion and fire from a kerosene stove in a line camp in Montana where Benham was living.  Although he was not seriously burned, he contracted pneumonia and died as a result.  The Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) reported "On Saturday, May 25, 1929 Arthur Benham Hagan passed away into the Great Beyond. Passed to meet his aged father who preceded him there six months before.  He was the second and youngest son of Osa and Margaret Hagan and was born in Orange County, Indiana near French Lick.  In this vicinity he spent his entire life until the past three years, during which time he has been in the Western part of the United States where he met his death.  He leaves to mourn their loss his mother and sisters, Martha and Bessie, all of French Lick, Catherine of Palmyra, Bertha of Paoli and Bernice of Newport, one brother, Luther of French Lick.  With the bereaved mother, sisters and brother herein mentioned he leaves many other relatives and friends.  It is comforting to know that in suffering death Benham has paid the debt all mankind must pay, is in the hands of the God of Love who is just merciful and kind, who doeth all things well."  He was buried at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Burgoyne Drake related that Benham was a handsome, good-natured, fun-loving young man.  His major weakness seems to be that he liked his women.  The story goes that he found himself with two of his girl friends pregnant at the same time.  The only solution he knew was to leave town, so he went to Montana where he became a cowboy.  It appears that Pauline McDonald was one of the women in the family story.  She gave her child Benham's surname.  Pauline McDonald2,4,6,14,24, daughter of John J. McDonald and Lillian Mae Love, was born on May 18, 1909 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1910 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.  It lists Pauline (20) living with James and Emma Knowles.  She is listed as a cousin.  She was married, but her husband was not with her.  She died on March 4, 1998 at the age of 88 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, residence was 980 Indiana Ave. in Indianapolis, occupation was laundry supervisor, marital status was divorced.  She was buried at Floral Park Cemetery in Marion, Indiana, United States.

 

Arthur Benham Hagan and Pauline McDonald had the following child:

 

           76              i.   Living Hagan.

 

55.  Bernice Mae Hagan2,6,14,16,21 was born on June 2, 1908 in Orange, Indiana, United States.(book H-10, page 12).

 

She appeared in the census in 1910 in Northwest Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on July 9, 1991 at the age of 83 in Alameda, California, United States.

 

Bernice Mae Hagan and Ives Welby Pedigo were married on May 31, 1933 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book 27, page 36).  Sisters Bernice and Bessie Hagan married brothers Welby and Albert Pedigo.  Ives Welby Pedigo2,6,16,21,25, son of Elza Edward Pedigo and Minnie Lee Taylor, was born on September 4, 1907 in Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in Randolph Precinct, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Orleans Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. He was boarding in Columbus city.  His occupation was store manager.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States.  It lists Welby (32), Bernice (31), Bernadine (3) and mother-in-law Mary Bolling Hagan (70).  His occupation was salesman manager at an auto supply store.  His highest level of education was 12th grade, Bernice's was the same. He died on November 2, 1990 at the age of 83 in Alameda, California, United States.

 

Ives Welby Pedigo and Bernice Mae Hagan had the following child:

 

           77              i.   Living Pedigo.

 

56.  Bessie Opal Hagan2,6,8–10,12,16,26–27 was born on September 1, 1912 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-12, page 29).

 

She appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She graduated in 1931 at French Lick High School in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She lived in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1942.  The city directory listed Albert and Bessie living at 709 E. Wabash.  His occupation was typewriter sales and service for Hoosier Supplies.  They are also listed in the 1946 Frankfort city directory, where Albert had moved up to office manager for Hoosier Supplies.

 

She died on May 23, 2003 at the age of 90 in California, United States.  Donna Chilton Derrick reported that Bessie had gone to a rest home about two weeks prior to her death.  She was then taken to the hospital where she died of congestive heart failure.

 

Bessie Opal Hagan and Floyd Glenn Flick were married about 1932. T hey were divorced before 1935. T his was a short marriage.  Bessie remarried in 1935 and Floyd remarried in 1939.  Floyd Glenn Flick2,4,16, son of William Sherman Flick and Catherine Owens, was born on December 12, 1909 in Douglas, Washington, United States.  The place is based on Washington Birth Records 1870-1935.  His death certificate reported that he was born in Springfield, Washington.  He appeared in the census in 1910 in Yeager Precinct, Douglas, Washington, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Floyd (29) and Mildred (18) living with his parents.  His occupation was farmer.  His highest level of education was 12th grade, hers was 8th grade.  He died on July 7, 1997 at the age of 87 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: place of death was at home, cause of death was COPD, residence was R.R. 2, French Lick, occupation was farmer, marital status was widower.  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Floyd Glenn Flick and Bessie Opal Hagan had the following child:

 

           78              i.   Living Flick.

 

Bessie Opal Hagan and Albert Leon Pedigo were married on May 1, 1935 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book C-28, page 111).  Some family members reported that they were married in Marengo, Crawford County, IN.  Sisters Bessie and Bernice Hagan married brothers Albert and Welby Pedigo.  Albert Leon Pedigo2,4,6,14,16,21,25,27, son of Elza Edward Pedigo and Minnie Lee Taylor, was born on May 19, 1912 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-10, page 99).  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Orleans Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died Feb 29 1981 in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

 

Albert Leon Pedigo and Bessie Opal Hagan had the following child:

 

           79              i.   Living Pedigo.

 

 


 

Sixth Generation

 

57.  Michael Glendon Bolling2,5,14 was born on July 30, 1917 in Illinois, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Richland Township, Benton, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States.  It lists Glendon (23), Ruth (20) and Toni (2) living with his parents.  His occupation was meat cutter at a grocery store.  His highest level of education was 12th grade, Ruth's was the same.  He died on October 2, 2007 at the age of 90 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

       

58.  Beatrice Aileene Bolling2,5,14 was born on November 5, 1919 in Illinois, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1920 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Richland Township, Benton, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States.  It lists Aileen (20) living with her parents.  Her occupation was clerk at a variety store.  Her highest level of education was 12th grade.  She died on May 9, 2004 at the age of 84.

       

59.  Robert W. Bolling2 was born on October 22, 1922 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Richland Township, Benton, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States.  He died on September 3, 2013 at the age of 90 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States. The Terre Haute Tribune-Star (September 4, 2013) reported "Robert W. Bolling, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Union Hospital.  He was a retired carrier for the US Postal Service of Terre Haute.  He was born Oct. 23, 1922, at Sheldon, Ill., the son of Charles Munson Bolling and Sara Hazel Walls Bolling.  He married Jeanne Eitel on Sept. 1, 1943, in Oakland, Calif.  On this past Saturday, he and his wife celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary surrounded by their entire family.  His family was his number one priority and he was so fortunate to have all of them together for this very special day.  Surviving are his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Karen (Larry) Martin and Melissa (Floyd) Shassere, all of Terre Haute; three grandchildren, Angela (Tim) Patterson, Amy (Nick) Phillips and Chad Andrews; three step-grandchildren, David (Rachel) Shassere, Bradley Shassere and Christin (Robert) Higham; great-grandchildren, Andy Patterson, Katie Patterson, Kailynn Phillips, Chloe Phillips, Carsyn Phillips and Kyndall Phillips and step-great-grandchildren, Andrew Shassere, Lauren Shassere, Jon Higham, Sarah Higham, Emily Higham, Quinn Brown and Drew Brown.  Bob founded the Swinging Mates Square Dance Club in 1953 and was a Western Square Dance Caller for 49 years.  He was a member of the Prime Timers Bowling league, National Association of Letter Carriers, Clark County Post 90 of the American Legion, was a supporter of the Indiana State University men's and women's basketball teams and was a devout St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan since 1939.  He was a member of the United Methodist Temple in Terre Haute, and had served his nation in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 3787 Quarter Mast Corps.  Services in honor of his life will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, with the Revs. Steve Cain and David Deal officiating.  Burial will follow at Marshall Cemetery in Marshall, Ill.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church.  It is requested that memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Temple, Vigo County Public library or to the Heart Association.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pearce Funeral Home of Marshall, Ill."  He was buried at Marshall Cemetery in Clark, Illinois, United States.

               

60.  Mary L. Bolling2 was born about 1922 in Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  She died Unknown.

       

61.  Forrest E. Bolling2 was born about 1926 in Illinois, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.  He died before 1975 at the age of 49.

               

62.  William L. Bolling2,4,16 was born on January 24, 1930 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Saint Matthews, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.  He died on December 10, 2001 at the age of 71 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was cardio respiratory failure, residence was 6650 E. 65th in Indianapolis, occupation was pharmaceutical sales representative, marital status was married.  Cremation was chosen.

       

63.  Living Bolling.

               

64.  Howard Alfred Tillery4 was born on February 20, 1922 in Indiana, United States.  He died on March 23, 1931 at the age of 9 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: place of death was at home, cause of death was endocarditis, residence was 1537 S. McCann in Kokomo, occupation was none, marital status was child.  It reported that he was buried in French Lick, but this was incorrect.  He was buried at Albright Cemetery in Howard, Indiana, United States.  He is buried with his parents.

       

65.  Frances Marie Tillery2,4 was born on April 2, 1924 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  She appeared in the census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  She died on January 26, 2015 at the age of 90 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.  Her obituary reported "Frances 'Marie' Arnest-Bruce, 90, of Kokomo, passed away at 8:30 am on Monday, January 26, 2015 at her residence.  She was born on April 2, 1924 in Kokomo to the late Howard and Margaret (Bolling) Tillery.  Marie married William 'Bill' W. Arnest on July 19, 1942 at Courtland Friends Church, and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2002.  Marie married Richard L. Bruce on October 23, 2007 in Kokomo, and he survives.  Marie was born, raised, and lived in Kokomo.  She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1942.  She retired from American Standard in 1980 after 20 years of service in the personnel department.  Marie enjoyed activities such as dancing, fishing, hunting, traveling, and sewing.  She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.  She was a loving wife to Richard Bruce and will be missed by all her family and friends.  Marie is survived by her husband, Richard; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews; and all of her wonderful friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Arnest; her parents; and brother, Albert Tillery.  Special thank you to all the girls from Custom Companion for their wonderful care of Marie and Richard, their professionalism, kind, compassionate care is greatly appreciated.  The memorial service will be held for Marie at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, with Pastor Stan Zurcher officiating. Marie’s family will be receiving relatives and friends for a time of visitation on Friday, from 11:00 A.M. till time of service, also at the mortuary."  She was buried at Albright Cemetery in Howard, Indiana, United States.

 

66.  Ellen Mae Yarber4,6,11,16 was born on April 29, 1925 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book FL-3, page 25).

 

She appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  It lists Ella (15) living with grandparents Michael and Mary Bolling.  Both of her parents had passed away by this time.  Her highest level of education was 8th grade.

 

She died on March 13, 1977 at the age of 51 at Orange County Hospital in Paoli, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was diabetic acidosis, residence was Walnut St. in West Baden, occupation was kitchen employee at the French Lick Sheraton Hotel, marital status was married.  The Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1977) reported "Ellen Mae Yarber Beatty was born on April 29, 1925 into the home of Kenneth and Olive Bolling Yarber at French Lick.  Her mother, Olive passed away when Ellen was 12 days old and her father, Kenneth passed away when she was six years old.  She was reared in the home of her grandparents MCK and Mary Ellen Bolling and she often said, 'Grandpa and Grandma are my father and mother'.  On March 9, 1946 she was united in marriage to Harold V. Beatty.  This home was blessed and brightened with the births of four sons.  Ellen passed away March 13, 1977 shortly after entering the Orange County Hospital, at the age of 51 years, 10 months and 13 days.  Left to mourn her passing is her husband Harold; four sons, Wayne of French Lick, Henry of Mobile, Alabama, Bill in Germany and Steve of French Lick; the daughters-in-law, Mrs. Wayne (Angie) Beatty, Mrs. Henry (Cheri) Beatty, Mrs. Bill (Mia) Beatty and Mrs. Steve (Mona) Beatty, and little Jerry Dewayne; four uncles and four aunts, Bill Yarber of Salem, Munson Bolling of Terre Haute, Lawton Bolling of New Albany, John Bolling of Nobelsville, Mrs. John Koontz, Mrs. Gladys Wolf, Mrs. Margret Bolling Tillery of Kokomo and Mrs. Marie Bolling Harrison of French Lick; and a host of relatives and many, many friends."  She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Ellen Mae Yarber and Harold Victor Beatty were married on March 9, 1946 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book 32, page 501).  Harold Victor Beatty2,4,6,16, son of Amon Beatty and Dessie E. Thurston, was born on May 11, 1920 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-17, page 9).  He appeared in the census in 1930 in Guthrie Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Jackson Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died on December 15, 1982 at the age of 62 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was left ventricle failure, residence was West Baden, occupation was manufacturing laborer, marital status was widower.  The Springs Valley Herald (December 23, 1982) reported "Harold Victor Beatty was born May 11, 1920 to Amon and Dessie (Thurston) Beatty in Orange County.  He departed this life at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., December 15, 1982 at the age of 62 years.  On March 9, 1946, he was united in marriage to Ellen Mae Yarber, who preceded him in death March 13, 1977.  This home was blessed and brightened with the birth of four sons.  Harold spent all his life in this community, with the exception of the months he spent overseas in World War II.  He was a member of Cane Creek Christian Church.  Left to mourn his passing are the devoted sons, Harold Wayne and Steve of French Lick, Henry of West Baden and Bill of Fort Knox, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Dewayne, Gusta Mae and Steven James Beatty; three brothers and one sister, Hansel and Grant Beatty of Muncie, Lawrence of French Lick and Velma Parsons of rural route, French Lick; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  His father and mother preceded him in death."

               

67.  John Darrell Bolling2,14,16 was born on January 7, 1936 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died on May 18, 2006 at the age of 70 in Shreveport, Bossier, Louisiana, United States.

       

68.  Living Bolling.

               

69.  Rae Marven Hagan9–11 was born on June 2, 1924 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  Bessie Hagan Pedigo reported that Luther and Agnes lived in Muncie, IN, when they were first married, and Rae might have been born there.  She died in February, 1926 at the age of 1 in Orange, Indiana, United States.  She was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

70.  Reid Cope Hagan2,4,9–10,14,17 was born on September 17, 1925 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-8, page 68).

 

He appeared in the census in 1930 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Reid served in the military in World War II. His World War II enlistment record shows that he enlisted on December 6, 1943.  Reid was a nose gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber.  His crew flew their Liberator from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, across the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa, the Middle East, then to India, where Reid spent his 19th birthday.  From there, they flew the "Hump" over the Himalayas into China, arriving in September 1944. The food was horrible.  Donald Hagan remembers his mother packing small boxes with fig newtons, gum and other goodies to send to Reid.  He was in the 14th Air Force, headquartered at Kunming, China, although his outfit was stationed farther east.  His squadron was charged with patrolling the South China Sea, interdicting Japanese shipping and destroying supplies intended for Japanese land forces still fighting in the interior. The operation was called the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre.  The 14th Air Force was the operational descendent of Claire Chennault's famed Flying Tigers.  By the time Reid entered China, most of the Japanese fighter force had retreated to the Homeland to defend against the B-29's that were laying waste to their cities.  However, they had to be watchful of anti-aircraft fire.  These aircraft went on their patrols alone and were assigned a particular area of ocean to cover.  They carried about 18 hours of fuel and their missions were about 16 hours in duration.  The B-24 had a ceiling of about 32,000 feet, so if a typhoon came in, they had to fly through it - the storms were too tall to fly over and too wide to fly around with limited fuel.  On one particular mission, the squadron sent two aircraft (Reid could not remember why).  To get home, they had to fly through a typhoon.  When they emerged, they were over Hainan (Hainandao) Island off North Vietnam, which was Japanese occupied, and the plane was immediately subjected to anti-aircraft fire.  While transiting the storm, the crew had left their battle stations and gathered in the fuselage behind the flight deck.  They were hit by at least one burst of flak, which took off a portion of one of the two vertical stabilizers and the rear gun turret, which made the aircraft very difficult to fly.  They were low on fuel, so the pilot had feathered one prop, and they were lost.  The pilot ordered the crew to bail out while he stayed to try to land the aircraft, but the crew took a vote (very unmilitary of them) and told him they would all bail out together or they would all ride it down together.  They finally found a field (their comm gear was primitive and they had no contact with their home base), but they didn't know which side it belonged to.  The fuel gauges were on "E", so they landed.  The field turned out to be British.  No one knows what became of the second aircraft.  Another incident involved them arriving in the vicinity of their home field one dark evening and not being able to find it.  There were no landing lights.  The navigator was pulling his hair, positive he was in the right place.  Again, fuel was low, one of two engines had been feathered, and nerves were frayed.  Just when they were preparing for a crash landing, the runway lights came on.  The pilot made a hot descent and landed safely.  It turns out that the field commander had been warned that there were Japanese bombers in the area and had ordered lights out and radio silence.  They could hear the plane circling and the pleas on the radio, but would not answer.  When it became clear that the craft was running out of fuel and about to crash, the order was given to turn the lights on for a short period.  By the spring of 1945, no more complete crews were coming over. Replacements would come in by ones and twos. These people had to receive "on-the-job" training that the initial crews had received state-side prior to deployment.  Reid volunteered for these training missions.  People had to earn points to get rotated home.  Everyone had to accumulate around 300 hours to get out of the country and home.  The volunteer hours spent on training missions counted toward rotation home.  Just as replacements came in by ones or twos, veterans left the same way, as sufficient points were accumulated.  By the time Reid was eligible to depart, he was competing with guys who were coming out the jungles of Burma after 3 or 4 years; those guys got first dibs on flights to the U.S.  One could opt for a berth on a ship, but some of those ships took 3 months to reach the U.S., due to stopovers in the Philippines, Australia, and Hawaii.  Reid kept haunting the Military Air Transport offices in India and finally got a seat on a flight to San Francisco, then to Indianapolis.  He rode a Greyhound Bus to French Lick, arriving about 4 a.m. on July 4, 1945.  He deposited his duffle bag in front of the Star Store and walked home.  Walking out old Highway 145, he noticed something strange.  It finally dawned on him: trees, lush, full, trees.  Most of his training from September 1943 to September 1944 had been in areas of the country where there weren't many trees; the area of China where he was based was barren.  Wood was a precious commodity; it was needed for fuel by the peasants.  Needless to say, his arrival home in those warm, predawn, hours was a cause for much joy.  He was about 10 weeks short of his 20th birthday.  Reid received the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and possibly, the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Don Hagan was unable to locate any of these and Reid couldn't remember where they were.  His first wife took one of them for a memento.  

 

He died on May 23, 2006 at the age of 80 at Orange County Hospital in Paoli, Orange, Indiana, United States. Don Hagan reported that Reid fell in his basement on May 19.  He hit his head on the stairs, resulting in a blood clot on the brain.  He was taken to the Orange County Hospital, where he died a few days later.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was pneumonia and multiple trauma, residence was 2225 Old S.R. 145, French Lick, occupation was field supervisor for the State of Indiana, marital status was widower.  The Springs Valley Herald (Wednesday, May 31, 2006) reported "Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ames Chapel Cemetery for Reid C. Hagan, 80, French Lick, who died Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.  Born in Orange County on Sept. 17, 1925, he was the son of Luther and Agnes Cope Hagan.  He married Henrietta Thurston, and she preceded him in death.  He retired from Indiana Employment Security Division as a field supervisor, had been a public accountant and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, having served in WWII.  Survivors include one stepson, Jim Thurston of Chicago, IL; and two brothers, Dr. Marion Hagan of French Lick and Don Hagan of Indianapolis.  Preceding him in death with the wife were his parents, two sisters, one brother and one stepson.  Graveside Military rites will be accorded by French Lick American Legion Post #76.  Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."  He was buried on May 27, 2006 at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

Reid Cope Hagan and Margaret Ann Hall were married on June 18, 1948 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Donald Hagan reported in 2015 that when Reid started his military training, he was issued a parachute, which he carried all through the rest of the war, and brought home.  Margaret Ann's wedding dress was made from the silk in that 'chute.  They were divorced about 1951.  Margaret Ann Hall10 was born Unknown.

 

Reid Cope Hagan and Henrietta Dove were married on October 11, 1966 in Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia, United States.  Henrietta Dove2,4,14,16–17,23,28, daughter of Rosseau Tolman Dove and Lucy Kizzaire Galloway, was born on November 26, 1923 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book FL-3, page 21).  She appeared in the census in 1930 in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  She died on October 22, 1998 at the age of 74 in French Lick, Orange, Indiana, United States.  Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was sudden cardiac arrest, residence was 2225 Old SR 145 in French Lick, occupation was retired employee of City Drug Store, marital status was married.  The Springs Valley Herald (October 1998) reported "Henrietta Hagan, 74, died at her home in French Lick on Thursday.  She was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Orange County and was a retired employee of the old City Drug Store.  Mrs. Hagan was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church and was preceded in death by a son, Dan Thurston.  Surviving are her husband, Reid Hagan; a son, Jimmie Thurston of Chicago; and a sister, Jo Fleming of Winchester.  Rev. Rex Russell conducted the funeral at the chapel of the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home Monday morning.  Burial was in the Ames Chapel Cemetery."  She was buried at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

71.  Patricia Allain "Patty" Hagan2,4,9,17,20,28–29 was born on November 30, 1928 in Columbia Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States.  Donald Hagan reported that Luther worked briefly for his brother-in law, Andy Cope, who had a large farming operation near Cuzco, just across the county line into Dubois County.  Patricia was born while they were here.  This is supported by her birth certificate, which reported that her parents were living near Cuzco at the time.

 

She appeared in the census in 1930 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. She appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. Patty graduated in 1946 at French Lick High School in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

She died on February 7, 1992 at the age of 63 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States. Her death certificate reported the following: cause of death was [illegible] infection due to hepatitis B, residence was 3930 Riley Ave., occupation was bookkeeper, marital status was married.  The Terre Haute Tribune (February 9, 1992) reported "Patricia A. Lane, 63, of 3930 Riley Ave., died at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 1992, in Regional Hospital.  She was retired from Frank's Cycle Center and formerly was employed at Connection Christian Bookstore.  She was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Dubois County to Luther J. Hagan and Agnes Cope Hagan.  Survivors include her husband, James Lane, one son, Robert E. Lane of Terre Haute, one daughter, Nicky Margolin of Anderson, three brothers, Reid C. Hagan and Marion L. Hagan of French Lick and Donald J. Hagan of Indianapolis, and three grandsons.  Services are 1 p.m. Monday in Cross Funeral Home with Brother Abe Miller officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today."  The Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1992) reported "Former resident Patricia A. Lane, 63, of Terre Haute, died Friday, February 7 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.  She was born November 30, 1928 in Dubois County to Luther J. and Agnes Cope Hagan.  She married James E. Lane in Owensboro on December 18, 1946.  She was a graduate of French Lick High School, class of 1946.  For many years, she was a part-time bookkeeper and office manager at Frank's Cycle Center and The Connection Christian Bookstore.  She was regularly involved in weekly women's Bible studies.  She is survived by her husband, Jim and two children, Nicky Margolin of Anderson and Robert E. Lane of Terre Haute; and three brothers, Reid C. Hagan of French Lick, Marion Hagan of Paoli and Donald J. Hagan of Indianapolis.  A son Philip Michael Lane and a brother, Elvin E. Hagan, preceded her in death.  Services were conducted Monday by Bro. Abe Miller of the Eastside Church of Christ in Terre Haute.  Arrangements were handled by Cross Funeral Home." She was buried on February 10, 1992 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Vigo, Indiana, United States.

 

Patricia Allain "Patty" Hagan and James Edward "Jim" Lane were married on December 18, 1946 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States. James was home from Texas on a short furlough.  They were married in Kentucky to avoid the 3 day waiting period in Indiana.  Both mothers had to accompany them because parental consent was required in Owensboro for people under 21 years old. James Edward "Jim" Lane2,5,17,37,39, son of Chester Gwynn Lane and Hattie Ermel Toliver, was born on August 1, 1928 in Prospect, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He attended various secondary schools in the French Lick area, graduating from French Lick High School in 1946.   He received a BS, Business Education degree in 1951 at Indiana State University (then named Indiana State Teachers College), Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN.   He received a MBA, General Business degree in 1959 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe County, IN.  He received a DBA, Transportation degree in 1962 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe County, IN. Jim was . He taught accounting and transportation at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.  He was the first chairman of the Accounting Department.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in Prospect, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He died on May 18, 2007 at the age of 78 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States (book 111, page 488).  The Terre Haute Tribune-Star (May 20, 2007) reported "James E. 'Jim' Lane died Friday, May 18, 2007.  He was formerly a certified public accountant and was retired from Indiana State University.  He was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Orange County, the first son of Chester G. Lane and Ermel Toliver Lane.  He was married to Patricia A. Hagan, his classmate at French Lick High School, on Dec. 18, 1946.  She preceded him in death in February 1991 [it was actually 1992].  Survivors include his daughter and her husband, Nicky and Spencer Margolin of Anderson, his son and his fiancee, Rob Lane and Claudia Rost of Terre Haute; six grandchildren, including grandsons Derek and wife Julie, Joseph and wife Amy, and Sean Lane; 10 great grandchildren, including great-granddaughter Kaylyn Lane of Terre Haute; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Sue Lane of Charlottesville, Va, and Harry and Marlene Lane of Chestertown, Md.; and his very good friend, Mary Myers.  One son, Philip Michael Lane, preceded him in death in 1954.  Jim earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana State Teachers College, and his master of business administration and doctor of business administration degrees from Indiana University.  He was employed as a public accountant early in his career, and was a teacher at General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and at Indiana State University.  He had the honor of being the first chairman of the Department of Accounting when the School of Business was first organized at Indiana State University.  He served on the board of directors as an officer of the Terre Haute Chapter and of the state organization of the Indiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He also served as a member of the board and as an officer of the Wabash Valley chapter of the National Association of Accountants (now the Institute of Management Accountants).  Jim had a lifelong interest in transportation and railroads in particular.  He was a member of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the Monon Railroad Historical Technical Society, and the Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society.  He collected an extensive library on railroad history and economics, and related transportation topics.  Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Callahan-Debaun Funeral Home, with Abe Miller from Eastside Church of Christ officiating.  Visitation is Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial is in Roselawn Cemetery."  His obituary was also run in the Springs Valley Herald.  He was buried on May 22, 2007 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Vigo, Indiana, United States.

       

72.  Elvin Elledge Hagan2,4,9–10,14,20 was born on November 7, 1930 in Orange, Indiana, United States.(book H-9, page 56). 

 

He was a school teacher. Robert Lane recalled that he taught school off and on (English and History), usually just long enough to go back to college (something he really enjoyed).  The News of Yesteryear section in the Springs Valley Herald reported the following from October 31, 1957: "Four students from French Lick are among the 3,445 students enrolled for study this fall at Indiana State Teachers college. The four French Lick students are Donald L. Clark, Elvin E. Hagan, Glenn G. Parsons and Miss Rosalie Wagner."

Elvin loved to read, and had shelves full of books at his parents house, where he often stayed when between jobs or school.  Robert loved to spend his time there reading his books, especially his Edgar Rice Burroughs collection.  Elvin suffered a severe heart attack in his early 40's, and had to have heart bypass surgery (which was still in its infancy).  He only lived 4-5 years after the surgery.

 

He appeared in the census in 1940 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

He died on April 10, 1980 at the age of 49 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.  His death certificate reported the following: cause of death was a heart attack, residence was R.R. 1, West Baden, his occupation was school teacher, his marital status was never married.  The Springs Valley Herald (April 17, 1980) reported "Elvin E. Hagan, 49, a retired teacher, died Thursday at his home on R.R. 1, West Baden.  He was born Nov. 7, 1930 in Orange County to Luther J. and Agnes Cope Hagan.  He earned his BS degree from Indiana State University and received his Masters from Indiana University.  He taught in Trinity Springs, Shoals Community Schools and at Springs Valley Community Schools before retiring several years ago.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.  Surviving are three brothers, Dr. Marion Hagan, Reid Hagan, and Donald Hagan, all of R.R. 2 French Lick, and a sister, Mrs. James (Patricia) Lane of Terre Haute.  Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Cane Creek Cemetery with James Lane officiating.  The body was at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home preceding the service."  He was buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

73.  Living Hagan.  

       

74.  Living Hagan.

 

75.  David Walter Robbins Jr.2,16,22 was born on November 1, 1919 in Orange, Indiana, United States (book H-6, page 28).

 

He appeared in the census in 1920 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1930 in French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.  He appeared in the census in 1940 in West Baden, Orange, Indiana, United States.

 

He died on September 8, 1998 at the age of 78 in St. Paul de Vence, France.

 

76.  Living Hagan.

 

77.  Living Pedigo.

               

78.  Living Flick.

       

79.  Living Pedigo.

 

 


 

Sources

 

1.     Dennis McCormick.  Genealogy research.

2.     Federal and state census records.

3.     Jeanette Sarah Graham French.  Genealogy research.

4.     State and county death certificates and indexes, obituaries, wills, funeral homes, cemeteries, etc.

5.     Marvin P. Beatty.  Personal information and research.

6.     State and county marriage records.

7.     Military Records.

8.     Agnes Cope Hagan.  Personal information.

9.     Patricia Hagan Lane.  Personal information.

10. Elvin Elledge Hagan.  Personal information.

11. Cane Creek Cemetery, Orange County, IN.  Data on the Orange County USGenWeb and Find A Grave web sites.

12. Burgoyne Drake. Personal information.

13. Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Orange County, IN.  Data on the Orange County USGenWeb and Find A Grave web sites.

14. Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

15. Ancestry Family Trees.

16. State and county birth records.

17. Donald James Hagan.  Personal information and research.

18. Indiana Book of Merit (The Indiana Historical Society, circa 1930).

19. Vivian Cope Kearby.  Personal information.

20. Robert Edward Lane.  Personal information and research.

21. Donna Chilton Derrick.  Personal information and research.

22. Regis Robbins.  Personal information and research.

23. Ames Chapel Cemetery, Orange County, IN.  Data on the Orange County USGenWeb and Find A Grave web sites.

24. Ra'Shelle Hagan Colson.  Personal information and research.

25. Bernadine Pedigo Gorgas.  Personal information.

26. French Lick High School Alumni Roll 1909-1933.

27. Bessie Hagan Pedigo.  Personal information.

28. James Edward Lane.  Personal information and research.

29. Roselawn Memorial Park, Vigo County, IN.  Data on the Find A Grave web site.

30. Chester Robert & Wilma Sue McCarty Lane.  Personal information.

 

Notes

 

1.       Census Data:  Rather than repeat the detail from a family census entry in each person’s record, it has been recorded only in the Head of Household record, and only the census year and location are recorded in the family member records (with a few exceptions, like adult children living with their parents).  If you are reviewing a person who is not the Head of Household, be sure to look at the Head of Household entry to see if there is additional information.

 

2.       Name Spelling:  Spelling of names in obituaries, newspaper articles, census records, etc., was often incorrect.  The spelling could be different in every place it is found.  When I report these facts for a person, I usually report the name as it was spelled, but in some cases I chose to correct the spelling. 

 

3.       Place Naming Convention:  I use the following:  place (township, city, institution, etc.), county, state, country.  Descriptive words are only used when needed for clarification.  Here are some examples:

 

Orangeville Town = Orangeville, Orange, Indiana, United States

Orangeville Township = Orangeville Township, Orange, Indiana, United States

 

4.       Direct Ancestral Line:  The direct ancestors of the author of this document are highlighted in blue.

 

5.       To the best of my knowledge, this document excludes living people.  However, mistakes happen.  If you have evidence that I have incorrectly listed a person as deceased, please contact me and I will correct my information. 

 

Genealogy research is always a work in progress.  No matter how much information you have, it is never complete.  No matter how much you check your work, it will always contain mistakes.  Please keep this in mind as you read this document.  If you can offer additional information or correct any mistakes, I would love to hear from you. 

 

6.       Report created by Robert E. Lane (rlane4@ma.rr.com) in August 2016.