Wabash County, IN

Posted Queries for February thru March 1997

Researcher: Ann Watkins
Email: ann.watkins@csun.edu
Date posted: Monday, February 3, 1997

Looking for the parents of William J. WATKINS who was born in 1822 in either Indiana or Virginia (depending on which census one reads). He married Sarah Jane HUDSON of Ohio in Randolph Co, Indiana in 1845. In 1850 they were living in Waltz Township, Wabash Co, Indiana. About 1853, they moved to Iowa. Their children were Elizabeth, James, John, David, Newton, Mary, Winfield, Charles, Robert Douglas, George, and Sanford. I suspect his parents may have been Thomas Watkins and Betsey WISEHEART originally of Montgomery Co, VA who moved to Henry Co, Indiana about 1820. Alsa Bade Watkins was a brother of Thomas. I have lots of information to share and am lacking only the proof that William is indeed the son of Thomas and Betsey. Thank you in advance for any information you can send me.

Researcher: Pat Cutler
Email: sophia9617@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, February 5, 1997

I am looking for information regarding parents of Maude RAY, my grandmother. Maude was born in 1881 in Wabash, IN. I think parents are Webster B. RAY and Louise Abigail PHILLIPS. They had another child, Fred RAY born in 1879. I have found Maude RAY on 1900 census, but cannot locate the parents or brother on any census. Any help would be appreciated.

Researcher: William H. Adams
Email: pacific1@pioneer.net
Date posted: Thursday, February 13, 1997

James ABBOTT b. 1/15/1776 SC, d. 1/24/1867 North Manchester, IN. Married Catherine TILLMAN b. 1/7/1786 NC, d. 1/24/1865 North Manchester, IN. In 1834 they moved to Chester Township, in Wabash Co., IN, about two miles north of Liberty Mills. Catherine's brother, Jacob Tillman, and his family ended up in North Manchester, IN. I would like more information on these two families. James & Catherine had three children: Jane, David, and George, possibly others. Jane Abbott b. 1806 Preble Co., OH d. 1879 Kosciusko Co., IN m. 12/13/1845 Elam (Robert?) ROBBINS b. 1806 Darke Co. OH, d. 12/30/1845. David Abbott b. 5/7/1815 Preble Co. OH d. 10/17/1885 Clarinda, Page Co., IA. m1. unknown, had son Isaac W. Abbot b. 1842, m2. 2/1/1862 his cousin Catherine LOY b. 12/19/1815 Preble Co. OH, d. 12/26/1887, Clarida, IA. George Abbott b. 9/18/1816 Preble Co., OH was a minister.

Surnames: DOWD, KING
Researcher: Linda Ann Harney
Email: laharney@serv2.fwi.com
Date posted: Sunday, February 16, 1997

I am tracing my mother's genealogy. She was born in Wabash County as were her parents. Her mother's side is the one I am interested in. She was Rose Bell KING b 8 Feb. 1892 and was the mother of 5 children. Rose's mother was Alice DOWD. Alice's father was Plylander DOWD. I need help in getting into the next generation and if someone can add to this information I would really appreciate it!

Surnames: HARDEN
Researcher: Joseph L. Hardin
Email: Joeleehard@msn.com
Date posted: Tuesday, February 18, 1997

Hello Hoosier's. I am researching my ggreatgrandfather who is listed in the 1850 and 1860 Census index for Waltz Twp, Wabash Co, IN. His name is Troy HARDEN and was born approximately 1843-1844 in Wabash Co. Since Troy was listed as 26 years old in the 1870 Census where I live, I must assume that the Troy Harden listed in the 1850 Census Index was my gggrandfather. Any information would be geatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

Researcher: Judy Cameron
Email: wefit@mail.fwi.com
Date posted: Thursday, February 20, 1997

I am looking for information on Mary Melinda "Minnie" SWAFFORD. In Wabash County, she was raised in Lincolnville and went to school in Richvalley where she lived with an aunt and uncle. Sometime prior to 1890 she married Samuel L. COLE in Wabash and they moved to Blackford County and later to Grant County. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Researcher: Raymond Stock
Email: estock@micronet.net
Date posted: Saturday, February 22, 1997

I am seeking Information on the ancestors, siblings, and descendants of my Grandmother, Della M.SAILORS (b. 1883 in La Fontaine, Wabash Co, IN). She married Frederick C. WILKINSON, (b 1877 Macy, IN) on Nov 28, 1905 in Peru, IN. The only child that I am aware of is my mother, Vivian Patricia, (b 1908 Peru, IN). Della's parents where Frances M. SAILORS, (b. ca 1860 in La Fontaine, IN) and Mollie BADGER, (on whom I have nothing other than she had died by 1905).

Researcher: Avie Heathcock
Email: avie@icock.net
Date posted: Wednesday, February 26, 1997

Researching the last name WIYSEL. My great-grandfather was Daniel Harrison WIYSEL. Because he was much older when he fathered my grandfather alot of the history has been lost regarding the family. I believe Joseph WIYSEL was Daniel's father. Joseph WIYSEL was born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania around 1790. He married Susanna WEISINGER. They left Pennsylvania for places unknown, but settled in Wabash County, Indiana. Joseph WIYSEL died during the Civil War. His wife Susanna was still living in Wabash County Indiana in the late 1880's. Joseph and Susanna became parents of six children and four were still living in 1899 . I would like to know when Joseph and Susanna died, where they are buried, what their childrens names were or any significant information. I am not positive that Daniel was a son of Joseph, but feel there is a connection because it is not a common surname and because in an Arkansas history book it mentions that an A. WIYSEL was a past resident of Wabash CO. and Daniel was living in Arkansas during the same time as A. WIYSEL. Can anyone help with this problem? Are there any WIYSELs left in Wabash county? Thank you very much for your help.

Researcher: Joan Hostetler
Email: jehostet@iupui.edu
Date posted: Saturday, March 1, 1997

I am compiling a directory of Indiana PHOTOGRAPHERS, 1840-1940, and would like any information about the following:
 North Manchester: Ault, David Blickenstaff Crill, James Ezra Horn, C. W. Martin, J. J. Place, Francis M. Wabash: Barrows, J. G. Bechtol, James Bradford, Burr Donaldson, E. R. Hummel, L. Kilby, Alman S. McLain, Byron W. (Indiana College of Photography) McMahan, M. F. Moore, Samuel B. Murphy, R. G. Rice, Arthur F. Rice, Levi T. Williams, Frank E. Wilson, Jason 

Researcher: Vivian Creeden
Email: Vcreed70@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, March 3, 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone researching family of Dr. Jason HOLLOWAY, b 21 Feb 1820 Richmond, IN. Marr. 1st Harriet DODD; 2nd Sophrina DODD (sisters). Jason was a physician in Wabash from ca 1850 to 1872. His ch: Sarah Jane; James "Lan"; Willie Roy (killed in Civil War); John Frank; Josephine; Mary; Charles "Dick"; & Harriet. He also had a dau. Laura who died young. Would like to know her b.d. & d/o/d. Vivian Creeden, 5732-78th Place N.E, Marysville, WA 98270

Surnames: JENKS
Researcher: Kathleen Hughes
Email: kmhughes@aros.net
Date posted: Tuesday, March 4, 1997

Stephen, Gideon, Samuel, Jesse, John and William JENKS, sons of Stephen Jenks and Ann Sayles, had settled in Franklin County, IN in the mid 1810s. Gideon and Samuel stayed in Franklin County and the others moved to Wabash County. Would love to hear from and share info with anyone else who may be researching this family.

Researcher: Mark Geesey
Email: geeseym@cofc.edu
Date posted: Wednesday, March 5, 1997

I am researching the GIESE / GEESEY / KEESEY (among other spellings) descendants of Conrad GIESE who came to America in 1741 and settled in York Co., PA. My sources (from the 1930s) indicate that a branch of the family came to Wabash Co., IN. If you are researching this family please contact me so that we can share information.

Surnames: SCOLES
Researcher: Bruce
Email: RReed1111@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, March 7, 1997

Amon SCOLES Died 12/25/1848 Lagro, Wabash Co, Ind. Looking for record of existance in Indiana between 1843 and 1848. What town did he live in, where was he buried, how did he die. Spouse Margaret Elizabeth, children John R., Clarice, Elizabeth Angeline, Wilson Shannon, Jasper Newton.

Surnames: OLIVER
Researcher: Marilyn Jacobs
Email: jakesjag@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 15, 1997

Looking for info on Benjamin OLIVER b. about 1817 (according to census tract)in Ohio. His wife, Sebthany and their first child Mary A. were also born there. The rest of their children are John W., James, Sarah I., Ritta, Sampson, David H., Thomas W., and Henrietta. They lived in area outside of Lagro, Wabash Co called Hopewell. I am hoping to find out where they came from in Ohio and their parents names.

Researcher: Ron Baldwin
Email: rbaldwin@ansel.intersource.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 16, 1997

Here in Bloomington, Monroe Co., there has been a gravestone show up of a civil war veteren from Wasbash Co. We would like to find the gravesite it belongs on. All we have is the top half, there is a soldier carved on stone with the name of LAUTZENH and Co. B. 47th Ind. Vol. We have found in this outfit a LAUTZENHIZER, Silas from N. Manchester. Does anyone know anything that can help us locate his burial. Thank you, Ron Baldwin, Monroe Co. Cemetery Committee

Researcher: Debbie White
Email: sdwhite@mail.sisna.com
Date posted: Monday, March 17, 1997

Looking for Clara B. WALTERS. Clara was born June 9, 1874 in Wabash County. Father Levi WALTERS. Levi was born March 15, 1849 in Pennsylvania. Levi married Anna PAYNE. Anna was born April 12, 1848 in Wabash County. Any assistance on WALTERS or PAYNE would be appreciated. Debbie White - sdwhite@mail.sisna.com

Surnames: GARNER
Researcher: Garner II
Email: petersen@sojourn.com
Date posted: Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Looking for info on Henry GARNER unknown birth date circa 1840. Son Joseph Garner, his son Joseph Howard Garner, myself Joseph Howard Garner II b. Wabash Co, my Son Joseph Howard Garner III

Researcher: Diana Stout-Mahan
Email: wmmahan@comsys.net
Date posted: Saturday, March 22, 1997

Looking for help with the family and any other information about Neute BROWN born abt 1900, maybe in Wabash Co. His wife was Goldie GARRETT. I have no information on either of these people except they had 3 daughters: Amelia Louise, Nellie, and Betty. Amelia was born 13 Jan 1930 in Wabash. She married William E. CAMPBELL.

Surnames: DAVIS, MACY
Researcher: John A. Rea
Email: jarea@ukcc.uky.edu
Date posted: Wednesday, March 26, 1997

An ancestor of my late wife, Lydia MACY (born DAVIS) died at Wabash, IN 22 Feb 1863. Is she buried there? She was a Quaker. Her children include Nathaniel, Elizabeth, and Susanna. Many thanks.

Researcher: Joanna E. Long
Email: jelong@pacifier.com
Date posted: Friday, March 28, 1997

The following children of Thomas RUBLE and Elizabeth IRONS married in Wabash Co.
 Elizana Ruble to Jenkins COX 1 Nov 1844 William Ruble to Ruth RUSSELL 20 Nov 1844 Elma Rose Ruble to Ephraim BADGER 28 Nov 1844 Sarah Jane Ruble to BENNETT Tom 9 May 1847 Susanna Ruble to Thomas PASLEY 13 Apr 1848 
This is suppose to be accurate, but I personally haven't proved it. Any information about the above would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Bobby C. Lilley
Email: bclilley@netusa1.net
Date posted: Monday, March 31, 1997

I am looking for descendants of Pheneas H. COOK, b. 4 Jul 1828 in Terre Haute, IN d. 18 Aug 1897 in Wabash, Wabash Co., and buried in the Friends Cemetery. He married Sarah A. PEARSON on 8 Aug 1848 in Miami Co., Indiana d. Jan 1892 in Wabash Co. buried in the Friends Cemetery. They were member of the Friends Church in Wabash. Because they ran off to Miami Co., and were married by a Justice of the Peace, they were excommunicated from the church for awhile. Children : David COOK; Lavina COOK b abt 1851 in Wabash Co., m. George S. KOONS 3 Aug 1871 in Wabash Co.; Nathan COOK b. abt 1854 Wabash Co., d. 1933 in Wabash Co., m. Emily J. ???? b. abt 1856 d. 1895; Mary COOK b. abt 1858 in Wabash Co., m. James M. COOPER 10 Oct 1878 in Wabash, Wabash Co.; Alfred COOK b. abt 1865 in Wabash Co. d. 1925 M. Martha ROZELLE b. abt 1865 d. 1945; Elizabeth COOK b. 29 Mar 1869 in Wabash Co., d. 6 Aug 1936 in Marion, Grant Co. m. Lewis GOSHERN Sr. 7 Sep 1889 in Wabash, Wabash Co , d. 10 Feb 1952 in Peru, Miami Co. Who was Sara Pearsons parents? Will be glad to share information with any one that can help me locate any relatives or information. Bob Lilley.....bclilley@netusa1.net

Researcher: Phyllis Piety-Delaney
Email: AnNMe@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, March 31, 1997

Doing research on the family of David Sean MURPHY. He practiced medicine in both Wabash and Grant Co. Indiana. Had a daughter Hazel Patricia Murphy who married Samual Wayne PIETY. David Murphy died sometime around 1919 in Grant Co. I know very little about this family and would appreciate any pertinent information. David was my greatgrandfather. I know nothing about his wife or her family either. I believe the time period involved would be from 1830? to the time of Davids death. I think his wifes name was Margaret (SCHNIEDER or ALSAFER?) I do know a relative of hers lived in a house in South Wabash that is still standing and is probably one of the oldest houses in the city. Thank you so very,very much,

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