Wabash County, IN

Posted Queries for July thru October 1996

Researcher: Mike Sweeney
Email: sweeney2@wolfenet.com
Date posted: Tuesday, July 30, 1996

Seeking information on ancestors and descendants of James ELWARD. James came to Lagro, Wabash Co, IN from Co Kilkenny, Ireland about 1831. In about 1835 he married Ellen DRISCOLL who came from Co Cork, Ireland abt. 1834 with her three brothers. They had 13 children, including my ggrandmother Anna Louise ELWARD. Any info appreciated.

Researcher: Ronda Redden
Email: RondaRed@AOL.com
Date posted: Friday, August 9, 1996

Seeking additional information on the family of George ARMSTRONG and Catherine (EDGE) ELLIS ARMSTRONG. They arrived in Wabash Co. Indiana about 1848, having left Fayette Co., Ohio. Both George and Catherine were born about 1820. They were married Oct. 16, 1845 in Fayette Co., Ohio. They had 6 children together: George Allen ARMSTRONG b. 1847 in Ohio Mary Elizabeth ARMSTRONG b. 1848 m. Nov. 24, 1864 Noble Co. IN to Isaac Wesley FAULK Cynthia Ann ARMSTRONG b. 1852 Vianna ARMSTRONG b. April 20, 1852, m. Richard Ella FLINN John Harmon ARMSTRONG b. Aug 20, 1856, m. Bertha Amelia ZIMMERMAN Leander Irvin ARMSTRONG b. 1858 in Indiana Catherine filed for divorce from George in 1862 and died in 1864. Catherind had two children from a previous marriage. After Catherine's death George married Margaret FAULK and I can find no further trace of him.

Researcher: Linda
Email: lindolie@attbi.com
Date posted: Sunday, August 11, 1996

My gggrandfather was Jacob HAMMOND married to Elizabeth KEMRY. There children were born in the 1880s -- and they were supposedly in Wabash County. Jacob, however, was a bigamist -- having another family under the name of Joseph HIVELY in Whitley County! Thanks in advance.

Researcher: Ann Drown
Email: genseek@hotmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, August 29, 1996

Would like to share information with other KESLER/KESSLER and NICHOLS researchers in Wabash County. I am descended from Christopher KESSLER (1830-1884) who was a tinsmith in Waltz Township.

Surnames: STAILEY
Researcher: Michael Stailey
Email: mstailey@aiegserv.corp.mot.com
Date posted: Wednesday, September 4, 1996

Seeking information on Jacob and Amelia STAILEY, both listed in the 1860 census as residents of Wabash County, IN. In fact, any information regarding the Stailey family in Indiana during the 1800's would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Joann Wilson
Email: dew@bendnet.com
Date posted: Friday, September 6, 1996

I am looking for Benjamin H FRANKLIN came to Wabash Co. IN in 1863. Married Malissa A JACKSON in Kentucky in 1852. Their children are Joseph Milton born 1867. Had a twin sister named Eliza( nicknamed Mae). Joseph married Dellia May HAMSHER on Dec 15, 1897 in Labette Co., Kansas. We know that the Franklins and Hamshers were Brethren.

Surnames: COX, MOORE
Researcher: Ken Cox
Email: kacox@mmm.com
Date posted: Monday, September 9, 1996

I am attempting to determine the parentage of Levi L. COX who was born 9Jun1823 in Indiana, county unknown. He married Margaret MOORE 7Sep1844 in Wabash Co., IN and had 11 children. They lived in Wabash Co. until ca.1864-1867, whereupon they moved to Fulton Co., IN where Levi died ca.1Mar1869.

 Children: daughter Cox (1846-1846) Fernando G. Cox (1848-1852) Arthur Miller Cox (1850/1-1869) Mary Ann Cox (1853-1892) m. Wm Phillebaum Melvina Cox (1854/5-1912) m.George W. Jones Russell Cox (1857-1946) m. Sara L. Miller Eli Carver Cox (1859-1935) m(1) Catherine Hoff m(2) Sarah Jane Johnson John W. Cox (1861-1928) m. Abigail "Abby" Martha Jane "Mattie" Cox (1864-1948) m. Alvah Stoops Lucy Ella "Ella" Cox (1867-1953) m. Jacob "Jake" C. Shoemaker [unknown female] Cox (died in infancy) 

Possible siblings to Levi:

Aaron Y. Cox (b.ca.1835/6, IN - county unknown)
Peraba Cox (b.ca.1840/1, IN - county unknown) married Jefferson Ray 7Jul1856, Wabash Co.IN. Peraba's name may actually be "Feraba" or "Theaba".

Aaron and Peraba were residing with Levi Cox in the 1850 Census of Wabash Co., but they are too old to be children of Levi and Margeret, so I presume they are either siblings or other close relatives.

Other possible siblings to Levi (based on circumstantial evidence) John V. Cox (b.1828, IN - county unknown; d.28Feb1892, Wabash Co., IN)
Samuel T. Cox (b.9Sep1832, IN - county unknown; d.29May1909, Wabash Co.,IN)

Researcher: Stephen S. Eltzroth
Email: snoop@indy.net
Date posted: Wednesday, September 11, 1996

Researching information on the decendents of John ELTZROTH b. November 27, 1786 in PA and died June 2, 1880 in Amboy, IN. He married Elizabeth WEAVER b. May 8, 1792 in PA and died June 29, 1864 in Waltz, Twp., Wabash County, IN. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Weaver of Montgomery County, OH. John Eltzroth and Elizabeth had 11 or 12 children.

Surnames: BRADY
Researcher: Trudy Ward Johnson
Email: Johnsn@carlnet.org
Date posted: Wednesday, September 18, 1996

Am looking for John D. BRADY and Jane Dean Brady and their children. Children were Aaron, James, Mary Ann, Leneh, Margaret, Adaline, Benjamin, John, Phebe, Ferdanand. I have them back to 1850 in Wabash County, Waltz twp. If anyone is doing any research on the Brady family, would love to hear from them.

Researcher: Vivian (Wheeler) Payne
Email: bpayne@airmax.net
Date posted: Saturday, September 21, 1996

Would like to converse with or know about anyone who has any connection with the family of Moses Thomas SPRAY b. 8-28-1819 in Ohio and d. 8-7-1887 in Wabash, Indiana. He is buried in the Quaker cemetery on Mill Pike Road located on the south side of the Wabash River and just a few miles southwest of the town of Wabash. His grave is marked with a newer type stone put there just a few years ago so someone in the Wabash area probably knows about his grave and his last years.

I am a great great granddaughter of his through his daughter Caroline Spray. Caroline was b. 9-20-1846 and d. 12-22-1928 in Howard County, Indiana and buried with her husband,Cyrus LEE, in the Friends cemetery at New London, Indiana. Their son, Manford Lee was my grandfather.

Other children of Moses Spray and his wife, Mary Tamar HUFF, are Matilda Spray, b.6-8-1845 and d. 8-9-1873 buried in New London Friends cemetery by her mother Mary Tamar Huff who was b. 2-7-1821 in Wayne Co., Indiana and d. 1-17-1869 in Russiaville, Indiana. Mary Malinda Spray b. 1-16-1850 and married Albert MOSS in Howard County, Indiana.

Emily Jane Spray b. 6-2-1848 and d. 6-3-1912 who married Rev. Benjamin Hanson HUTCHINS who's first wife had passed away. Emily is buried in the Amboy cemetery and her grave is marked with a large red granite stone. It is located on the north side of the cemetery and in about 10 or 12 rows from the road. Her husband, the Rev. Hutchins, is not buried with her but is buried with his first wife in another cemetery near Indianapolis. He was a Quaker minister.

It is possible that someone around Wabash knows the Rev. Hutchins family and about his second wife, daughter of Moses Spray. I would appreciate any information on those in the Wabash area, or anywhere else, who knows anything about relations or friends of Moses Spray and their descendents.

Researcher: John Donaker
Email: jondonaker@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, September 29, 1996

Seeking information on the DONAKER family. Melissa DONAKER moved to Lagro Twp. during the 1850's with her children. She was a widow and married John RING. Her sons John and Joshua married in the 1870's, moved to Kansas, and John returned about 1884. Their wives were Theodosia and Maria GUINIP, probably sisters. Maria married James VANRIPER in the late 1880's. Her children were William Donaker, Bruce Donaker, and Clara Donaker KLINE. Theodosia died in 1923 in Miami County. Am looking for death data on John Donaker. Send any information

Researcher: Sue Kimner
Email: skimner@wwilkins.com
Date posted: Monday, October 7, 1996

Seeking information on Sheridan MALOTT, born around 1903 I believe in Wabash County. His parents were Benjamin Franklin Malott and Maud (or Maude) Malott, and his older sister Dorothy Malott. Sheridan was briefly married to Elizabeth WORTH around 1924-1926 and they had a son, Donald Frank Malott, my father. I would appreciate any information about Sheridan and/or his family.

Researcher: Sue Marine
Email: suem@Hiwaay.net
Date posted: Sunday, October 20, 1996

Searching for any information about Jacob ROSENTHAL born 1 Mar 1835 Prussia, died 13 Feb 1879 and wife Katrina BENDER born 18 July 1833 and died 14 Dec 1886. She was first married to John Bender. Where are Jacob and Katrina buried? Did any other members of his family come to America with Jacob? What was Katrina's maiden name? All information appreciated. Thank you.

Researcher: Johnita P. Malone
Email: jmalone@ix.netcom.com
Date posted: Tuesday, October 22, 1996

On the Wabash Co., IN., 1850 census, there is a Virden DUTTON listed. Virden died in 1851 and is buried in Wasbash Co. but his family is still there on the 1860 Wabash Co., IN., census. Several of his children are married in Wabash Co., IN., prior to all of the family moving to Neosho Co., KS. Virden and his wife, Hannah CAREY, were married in 1829 in Sussex Co., DE., moved about 1834 to Marion Co., OH., and subsequently moved to Wabash Co. IN., before 1850. Hannah Dutton and her children moved to Neosho Co., KS., about 1868. I have found all of her children except the eldest son, John. The last record of John is in 1852 when he makes a statement on his sister's marriage record. I am looking for information about John Dutton. Where did he go? There is no record of his death in Wabash Co., IN.

Researcher: Richard F. Strait
Email: rfstrait@juno.com
Date posted: Friday, October 25, 1996

James STRAIT settled in Waltz Twp in 1841 where he lived until about 1856 when he moved to Missouri. His son Bennet Strait married Mary Catherine OYLER, daughter of Lewis Oyler. Any information would be appreciated.

Researcher: William H. Adams
Email: pacific1@pioneer.net
Date posted: Tuesday, October 29, 1996

I am researching the KING and TILLMAN families who moved to Wabash Co in 1840s from Preble Co., OH. Eli King, son of Samuel King, was born 11/22/1822 and died 11/12/1894. He married Eva Tillman born 3/12/1827 in Preble Co., OH, daughter of Jacob Tillman and Mary Magdaline THOMAS. Eli King and Eva Tillman had one daughter, Florence Mary King, born 10/10/1866 in White Co., IN, died 6/19/1941. I have not been able to conduct census or other research on this family yet, and so have little information. Any informatin will be appreciated.

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