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Hi Bob and list
My wife's ggg-grandfather is Lewis Stephens, b. 1766 in Stephensburg, VA
His parents are Peter and Barbara (WILSON) STEPHENS. I do not have his
wife's name.. Their son Lewis Stephens Jr. is her particular line.
There exists at the Monroe County Library Genealogical library a book on
the STEPHENS family written in the 1930's I think.
There are a few errors in this book, as Ginny's grandmother's name was
wrongly listed. Her uncle Glenn YOUNG researched that line 25 years ago
and that was his opinion.
Is this making sense to you or any one else?
Vic and Virginia SARBER Gulickson
> Hi All:
> My name is Bob Moser and I currently live in Oklahoma. I am new to geneology
> and have been easing into it for the past year. Currently I am gathering
> to help when I am able to start some serious research.
> The Internet has been good to me over the past year in that it has allowed me
> contact two lines as well as pointed me to some very good/revelant source
> The current lines I am looking at are DECKER, MOSER, SLEVIN, and STEPHENS.
> (Not all from Monroe county, but all in In.)
> My gggg-grandfather , Lewis Stephens, migrated to Monroe county in about
> 1818. My ggg-grandfather, Jacob Moser, and his wife Polly Stephens - daughter
> Lewis - followed in about 1819.
> Some of their descendants were either partitioned into or migrated to Brown
> County - Spearsville / Nashville area.
> My current stone wall is trying to trace Jacob Moser.
I have to agree with Cheri Busboom about loving to hear the old stories
about Bloomington. We enjoy our stay always when we come to research as
the area is beautfiul. My Whetsell, Perdue and Lowder families all
lived there and my Greatfather Ed Whetsell owned the Whetsell Shoe
Store on the square. My Grandfathers, Lindsey Lowder and Leon Whetsell
were Doctors there in Bloomington also. It would be nice to hear some
of the stories at various times that tell the story of Bloomington.
Just a suggestion. Jeralyn from Tampa, FL
Hi Vic and List:
I have already had two hits from my post (Introduction) this morning. One
and one off-list.
>Is this making sense to you or any one else?<
Certainly. I can place Lewis Stephens (b 1766) but am not certain about
>There exists at the Monroe County Library Genealogical library a book on
the STEPHENS family written in the 1930's I think.<
You may be refering to:
"Peter Stephens and Some of His Descendants"
Edited by Dan V. Stephens
Hammond & Stephens Co.
It contains a lot of information about the Stephens line in early Monroe
county, and I
would be surprised if it didn't have some errors.
There are others on this list who are more knowledable about the Stephens line
I and they might be able to help you more than I. But I will contact you off
I would like to tell all of you at Monroe County Historical Society
that you have done a wonderful job of getting information on your
website and a wonderful job on getting information together in your
And Nola Donley I would like to especially thank you for posting a
message regarding my query on the message board in regards to HACKER's
and posting the information on Valentine Hacker's will. Julian
Livingston and her look up on the 1880 Census realizing that they
spelled PELFREE, PELFER and sending me the information. And Randi
Richardson for helping me make 60 something copies when I came to the
Monroe County Historical Genealogy Library. And to the woman who sends
out the Publications, thank you for you prompt service.
You guys are truly amazing. I appreciate everything that you guys have
done for me and genealogy in Monroe County, Indiana.
My name is Cheri Busboom. I was born & raised in Indianapolis,
Indiana. My grandparents were born in and raised in Bloomington. My
aunt & uncle were born in Bloomington as well. My grandparents moved to
Indianapolis and they had my mother here in Indianapolis. My mother
tells me that she went to Bloomington every weekend. They would visit
the families there. My grandmother had 8 brothers and sisters and my
grandfather had seven brothers and sisters.
My mother most fond memories are eating at Tamale Joes and drinking Dr.
Pepper. She said that my grandfather would sit on the town square and
socialize with his relative while my grandmother went to her relatives
homes with the kids. My grandparents are still alive. My grandfather
is 82 years old and my grandmother in her 70's. I am 33 years old. I
love to hear their stories about the family in Bloomington, Indiana.
The family lines are
PELFREE, Joseph, his son James Abraham "Abe" 1870 - Now
SPIRES, Mahlon, his daughter Margaret 1830 - Now
EDWARDS, Drury, his son Lewis, his son Thomas 1840 - Now
GRUBB, Isaah F. , his son John Wesley, his daughter Mary Ellen 1860-Now
FLEETWOOD, Thomas 1830 - Now
TODD, Catherine "Caty" 1830 - Now
HACKER, Valentine, his son William, his son John R. 1830 - Now
FULFORD, Absalom, his daughter Mary 1830 - Now
I have all kinds of information on these lines. If anyone connects
please let me know!
Hi All --
I just joined the list and am looking to make contact with anyone
researching the Chitwood, Hileman/Heilman, Kent, Shawver and Stine
families of Monroe, Morgan & Brown Counties Indiana. I would love to share
information with anyone researching these names.
Sharon (Kent) Inskip
> From: w m mahan <wmmahan(a)comsys.net>
> To: INMONROE(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Fw: Introduction
> Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 4:54 PM
> > From: w m mahan <wmmahan(a)comsys.net>
> > To: INMONROE-L(a)rootweb.com
> > Subject: Introduction
> > Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 2:40 PM
> > Hi
> > I was born in Bloomington, and lived there until 1976. I have been
> > working on my Family Hist for over 25 years. My families were some of
> > first into the Monroe, Morgan & Lawrence Co. area. My 3 g-g-father
> > the "Old Stone House" on Stout Creek road. My dad's family was from
> > North half of the county and my mother's family from the South. My
> > and son still live in Bloomington.
> > My families are: Stout (1812 to Monroe Co. area); Shipley ( I know
> > about this family) Smith & Roberts (Morgan Co. and the North Monroe
> > area); Gaskins (Monroe Co. 1840''s); Denny, Peters & Fulford (Morgan &
> > Monroe Co. 1820's); Stewart or Stuart (Monroe Co. 1820-30); Deckard (
> > 1830"s Monroe Co. ); Clendenning ( 1850's Monroe Co.); Allen (Lavina
> > 1830-40 Monroe Co.); Reynolds ( 1860-70 Monroe Co.); Stillions (
> > Monroe Co.) ; Chambers ( 1820 David S. Monroe Co.) ; Wisley( 1820
> > Co.).
> > I have a lot of information on most of these families. Diana
My Harrod family wasn't in Monroe County for very long. They were the
families of William Harrod and George Harrod who were in Clark Co., Indiana
On the 1830 census they were in Monroe County. William might have gone to
Owen County, but George W. Harrod was in Daviess Co., Indiana for the 1840
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Hi! I was reading your introduction. I see that you searching for a
Samuel C. Holmes. I am also searching for a Samuel C. Holmes who
married Rebecca Pelfree 2/11/1875 in Monroe County, Indiana. Is that
the same Samuel C. Holmes and if it is what happen to him and Rebecca?
Randi Richardson wrote:
> INMONROE is less than a week old. There are already 33 list members. It
> probably doesn't seem that way because the list is pretty quiet right now.
> Maybe if we all introduce ourselves we can liven things up a bit. I'll
> start with myself.
> Richardson is my married name and I spend about 99% of my genealogical
> research effort on my husband's line because the records for his family is
> more available to me. The Richardsons, and other families from which he
> descended, were all in Monroe County almost from the beginning. About six
> years ago we moved from Monroe County to Owen County.
> I have been doing genealogy for about eight years. Three years ago I quit
> my real job in order to have more time to work on genealogy. I travel
> quite a bit to other libraries and courthouses throughout the Midwest in my
> quest for primary documentation.
> These are the names I'm working on, please note that they are ALL Monroe
> County to the best of my knowledge:
> Allen: Lavinia
> Brown: James>Sanford H.>Laura
> Clendinnin: Charles Americas>Nancy Caroline
> Coatney: Minerva
> Deckard: Elizabeth>King Anthony (Mone)>Robert>Ella Pearl
> Dubree: Sarah
> Gabert: Elizabeth
> Holmes: Samuel C.>Mollie S.
> Kleindorfer: Thomas>Martin>Mary Elizabeth
> McDonald: Minerva Jane
> Medaris: Betsy
> Myers: Henderson>Milton>Cora Jane
> Quensbury: Nancy Ann
> Rader: Thomas>Kitty Ann
> Richardson: Thomas>Andrew>J. Reese>John McKinley>John Willis
> Shields: David>Jane
> Skirvin: George>Simpson S.>Abraham McKee>Ross Monroe>Elizabeth Pauline
> Snoddy: Samuel>Martha Pauline
> Stephens: John>Mary
> Vaughn: Wilson>Wesley>Laura
> Of the above names I am most interested in the Snoddy family. I have
> connected all the Snoddy who ever lived in Monroe County since sometime in
> the 1820s. Consequently, I also have a lot on those who married into the
> Snoddy family.
> Are any of you working on these lines?
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Hi, My name is Roberta Huff and I am researching a few of my husband's lines
from Monroe and Lawrence counties. The main one is Jacob B. Lowe b. 21 Jul
1798 NC and married Evarilla S. M. Blair 03 May 1827 in Monroe Co. I have
quite a bit of the LOWE line on farther back but 'Evarilla' is a mystery. I
have not been able to tie her into any of the many BLAIR lines from that area.
She died 5 Nov. 1849 (cannot find where she is buried) and Jacob Lowe
remarried Emily Berry Marts, the widow of James Marts. The children of Jacob
and Evarilla: Lafayette, Rachael Jane who m. Albert H. Johnston, Jefferson,
William, Lydia, Martha, Mary, Enos, Evarilla. The children of Jacob and
second wife, Emily, were: Stephen who m. Mary B. Paxson, Jacob B.,
Emma/Emily, and Charles A.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Jacob and Catherine (Dellinger) Yoder family migrated from Lincoln
Co., NC in 1814 to Clark Co., Indiana. Shortly before the 1830 census,
they moved to Monroe Co. where they lived on Beanblossom Creek north of
the town of Bloomington. Jacob is buried there in Paine Cemetery.
There were 13 children and most of them married in Monroe Co. before the
next migration, 1850s, with some going to Missouri and some going to the
Yoder children married into these families: Henkel, Henry, Goss, Rader,
Jackson, Tull, Lentz, Shirley.
I am especially interested in the JACKSON and LENTZ family histories.
I live in Monroe Co., but have no relatives or ancestors from this area.
Most of mine stopped when they reached Ohio.
However, Julian Livingston, who wrote in recently, snagged me into
working for the Monroe County Genealogy Library. So some of the names
that have already shown up on this list are familiar, as I have sent
them information. I have at home the "Probate Boxes, 1818-1872" and
"Will Records, 1818-1904" books for Monroe Co. and am willing to check
for any of your relatives.
Glad to see this list! Roots web certainly has provided a very
productive service to those of us who spend hours on genealogy research.
Don't forget to support them financially if you can.
>The other main Monroe County line
>is Kinser. This line is proved quite easy to trace. My line came over from
>the Principality of Zweibrücken during 1737-38. They settled for about 70
>years in Heidleberg Twp, Lancaster County, PA before moving to Wythe County,
>VA. By 1830 they were under way to Lawrence and Monroe Counties. From the
>looks of the Bloomington phone book, I would say that most of the Kinsers
>In March last year, we moved to Fayetteville, GA after 25 years in Germany.
>Hopefully, a trip to Monroe County can be arranged next summer.
>Merle L. Bennett
In re the Kinsers, my husband is related to the Smithville clan and the
Steve Kinser that drives a race car and is well known here. I run into
Steve's sister every once in a while and, although she has made little
progress, she is very interested in the Kinser genealogy. Her last name is
now Burton. Have you talked to many Kinsers in the area?
If and when you get a chance to visit Bloomington, let me know. I'll make
sure you get to see all the GOOD stuff.
Hi all - nice idea Randi. Like Lana (apologies Lana) I tie into
Hazels, Wrights, Sears, and other Indian Creek Township background.
I think I know a lot about my direct line down there. I even know
that my Caleb Hazel Jr. came from another Caleb Hazel Sr. who stayed
in Kentucky and started a whole second family after 1816 with likely
five more children added before he expired about 1825-26. Did you
hear about all of that Lana?
My Livingston line settled in Bean Blossom in 1832 but moved to Clay
Township of Owen County in 1837 in order to buy a grist and saw mill.
This was just over the border from Richland Township in Monroe. They
intermarried with the John Hansford family of the Vernal Church. I'm
still trying to figure out what ever happened to Lavina Stogsdill,
John Hansford's first wife. I'm descended from Pernetta Fears, John's
second wife, but I have never been able to exactly identify her
line. The whole crowd came from Pulaski Co. KY, but exactly how is
hard to tell except for John himself. Unfortunately, I feel like I
have to work on my mother's line now, the Campbells, also of Clay
Township, Owen County, as I already published what I knew of those
connected to the Livingstons, but I'll be listening with open and avid
Julian Livingston - Monroe & Owen Co.s INDIANA Coord. for INGenWeb:
Monroe Co. Hist. Society- http://www.bluemarble.net/~julian/monroe.html
Monroe Co. Hist. Museum- http://www.kiva.net/~mchm/museum.htm
Owen Co. Hist. Society- http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owen.htm
MicroHistory Investigations- http://www.bluemarble.net/~julian
At 05:37 AM 1/31/99 EST, you wrote:
>Hi Randi and All,
> Randi, you have a great list of surnames, but unfortunately none of them are
> I started genealogy research while looking for my natural mother, Thelma
>(TAPP) TAYLOR>STUMPF (or sounds like Stumpf). No one has heard from her since
>the early 1970s. Last known whereabouts was Sunnyside, CA. I have a half
>brother, Michael Stumpf, I'm trying to located. So far, no luck.
> I was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, and will be moving home in
>March or April.
Lana, you hit my other hot button. I co-facilitate an adoption support
group in the Indianapolis area and have searched and found several adoption
triad members from the Monroe County area. What is your birthdate? Were
you relinquished at birth? What information do you already have about your
Were you area that Indiana has an adoption registry? There is no fee.
Additionally, in 1993, an intermediary program was put into place to
facilitate search in the event that a person sought is no on the registry.
In re the other names you mentioned, I do have Paynes that married into the
Snoddy family. Were your Paynes from Monroe County?
My name is Bob Moser and I currently live in Oklahoma. I am new to geneology
and have been easing into it for the past year. Currently I am gathering
to help when I am able to start some serious research.
The Internet has been good to me over the past year in that it has allowed me
contact two lines as well as pointed me to some very good/revelant source
The current lines I am looking at are DECKER, MOSER, SLEVIN, and STEPHENS.
(Not all from Monroe county, but all in In.)
My gggg-grandfather , Lewis Stephens, migrated to Monroe county in about
1818. My ggg-grandfather, Jacob Moser, and his wife Polly Stephens - daughter
Lewis - followed in about 1819.
Some of their descendants were either partitioned into or migrated to Brown
County - Spearsville / Nashville area.
My current stone wall is trying to trace Jacob Moser.
HI, this is Judi Pate-LaCroix, in Rhode Island, connecting to you by this
great medium of computers. I have been tracking my Pate family for quite a
number of years. They came over from France and probably Germany. I would be
interested to know if any stories have been passed down to others, through
families, on why they might have migrated to Indiana? They arrived in New
Orleans in January of 1853, leaving from the port of Le Havre, France. I also
am looking for the ship they came on. They then passed up to Monroe Co.,
Bloomington to be exact. There is no evidence they stayed in Louisiana.
Hi List members,
My name is Cathy Riddle O'Connor. I'm from Michigan. I've been researching
the RIDDLE, PARKS, ANDERSON, and allied families of Monroe County for several
years. Thank you for creating this list. I'm sure it will be most helpful to
I have been searching for clues to the parents and siblings of William RIDDLE,
b 19 March 1803 (per tombstone) in KY or VA (per children's census); married
Polly PARKS in 1830 in Monroe Co, IN; died 13 September 1840 in Monroe Co, IN;
buried in Amstrong/Bell/Parks Cemetery.
William T RIDDLE, 1831-1892, married #1 Nancy ANDERSON, #2 Harriet SIDERS (may
be been another in between)
Priscilla Caroline RIDDLE, 1835-1890, married #1 Andrew B ANDERSON (Nancy's
brother), #2 George SAULSBERRY
George Marion RIDDLE, 1837-1910, married Esther SNYDER
Harrison H RIDDLE, 1839-1934, married *1 Sarah WHISNAND/WHISMAND, #2 Margreat
Polly PARKS, the children's mother married John Ridgeway and later married
John E ANDERSON after the death of William RIDDLE - John E was the brother of
Nancy and Andrew ANDERSON mentioned above.
This family kinda fits the song, "I am my own grandpa" : )
This RIDDLE family lived in section 17, township 9, NRW1 of Monroe County (I
think is Bloomington Twp). Following the death of William RIDDLE in 1840, the
children were under the guardianship of Samuel JUDAH and the estate was
administrated by David JUDAH. After their mother married John RIDGEWAY, I
believe they continued to live on the RIDDLE family land in section 17, twp 9.
The children eventually all ended up in Marshall County, Indiana near the town
of Plymouth. Some of our RIDDLE family still lives there.
In the 1830 Monroe County census, there was a John RIDDLE listed on page 147
and my William RIDDLE listed on page 158.
Also, there was a George Washington RIDDLE 1807-1892 married to Margaret
JOHNSON in Monroe County by 1850 living in Marion Township. Anyone know
anything about this John RIDDLE or George Washington RIDDLE? Are they
connected to my William RIDDLE?
Would appreciate any hearing from anyone about any of the above families. Have
plenty to share and always looking for a new cousin.
Thanks for including me on the list.
Cathy Riddle O'Connor
KAYO MAX B(a)aol.com
I am looking for William MAY Descendants- Jacob MAY descendants-David
CARPENTER Descendants, Any BURKETTS and any BAXTERs descending from Joseph
BAXTER These are all early 1800s the Baxters migrated from Antrim Co
Carpenters Mays, Burketts from Ashe Co NC Ill answer any responses...Marie