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I purchased this book from Monroe County Historical Society's Gift Shop 2 months
ago. The price was $60.00. I did not notice if they had additional copies of
this book. If you call the gift shop I am sure they would be happy to check for
w m mahan (by way of Randi Richardson ) wrote:
> I do not know if the 1884 Monroe Co. History is still out there. I have
> been waiting for a copy to show up at a "old book store" in Wabash Indiana
> for years. I have seen parts of it in reprint. Anyone interested might
> check the "Ye Old Genealogy Shoppe" site on the Web. Ray most often has or
> can get things like that. I have seen the Brown Co. part at his store in
> Indianapolis. Diana is Rushville
Marvin, on September 3, 1998, you shared an obit for Nettie Faye Snoddy
with the Snoddy list. Nettie died May 3, 1995, at Harrisonville, Missouri.
You said you were unable to connect her.
I contacted the funeral home this morning. They indicated that she was the
daughter of James Madison and Susanna Barbara (Frank) Snoddy. She was born
July 10, 1905. The person who provided the death record information was
Does that help you make a connection?
I do not know if the 1884 Monroe Co. History is still out there. I have
been waiting for a copy to show up at a "old book store" in Wabash Indiana
for years. I have seen parts of it in reprint. Anyone interested might
check the "Ye Old Genealogy Shoppe" site on the Web. Ray most often has or
can get things like that. I have seen the Brown Co. part at his store in
Indianapolis. Diana is Rushville
>I just joined this list a few days ago, and noticed that Randi posted
>some information replying to a request for a lookup from a book called
>The History of Bean Blossom Township. I'm not asking for a lookup but I
>wonder if the book is in print, and/or for sale somewhere. I'm
>interested in some German families who migrated to Monroe and other
>central Indiana counties from North Carolina in the 1830s. Would the
>book cover this time frame, and these people? My surnames are CALFEE,
>COFFEY, GROUNDS, and especially ISENHOUR, one of whom I have buried in
>Old Dutch Cemetery in BB Township. I can also post all the people buried
>there if anyone is interested, or do lookups. Thanks. Also, John
>Summitt, are you on this list?
John, the name of the book is 1884 HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY INDIANA which
contains a chapter on Bean Blossom Township. The book was edited by
Charles Blanchard in 1884 and reprinted twice--in 1978 and 1981--by The
Bookmark, PO Box 74, Knightstown, Indiana 46148.
The book is indexed separately and said index also includes Brown and
Morgan county histories. It was originally printed by Esther A. Watts of
Whittier, California, in 1969, and reprinted by the Monroe County Public
Library, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1979. The index had 60 plus entries for
the Coffey family; none for Calfee, two entries for Ground but none for
Grounds; and three for Isenhower.
Does this help?
A photo copy of the letter which I will transcribe here is in my possession
and was given to me by my great-aunt Amy Wampler Thompson, daughter of Sarah
Sellars Wampler and John F. Wampler of Monroe Co., Indiana to whom the letter
was sent with a postmark of 10 May 1890. The letter was written by Sarah
Sellars Wamplers grandfather, Henry Sellars of Flat Rock, KY. Henrys wife,
Sarahs grandma, is Mary Ann Coffee Sellars. Henry was the son of John R.
Sellars and his wife Sarah Roberts Sellars. In the letter, Henry refers to
various aunts and uncles of Sarahs who are living close by Flat Rock, KY.
He mentions Sarahs mother Cat who also lives in Monroe Co., Indiana. This
is Katherine Sumner Sellars, daughter of George Sumner and Katherine Eaton.
Katherine Sellars is the widow of Henry and Mary Coffee Sellars son and
Sarahs father, James Hardin Sellars. James had died in 1885 in Indiana of
heat stroke. Henry also mentions Sarahs sister Mary who also lives in
Indiana and the children. The children are the rest of Sarahs sisters and
a brother who would still have been children at this time. The younger
siblings of Sarah and Mary were Jeanette Nettie, Margaret Meg, Amy and
James H. Sellars. Anyone wishing further information about any of these
people should contact me.
I will transcribe the letter as exactly as possible in the way it was written.
I will add punctuation to help in understanding the letter. Henry used no
punctuation but had a very nice handwriting.
The letter reads:
May 10th, 1890
Dear grandson and daughter,
I take the opportunity to try to write you a few lines all tho I am so feeble
& nervous, I can scarcely write. I have been very poorly ever since the first
of March. Not able to do any work & your grand mo is quite feeble. Tho we
are gitting old. I am 74 the 26 day of last April and your grand mo was 70
the 9 of April. I hope when these few lines reaches you they may find you
I do not have any thing of much importance to write to you more than your old
neighbors and connections are well as far as I can learn. Your Uncle John F.
Sellars is married and living down the ridge about 1/2 mile below us and
Maryan & Mandy is living over where you lived. Molly & Bill lives on the hill
in sight of us. James Childers lives about 4 miles from us and your Uncle
Seth has built him a house & is living about 3 rod from us. Aunt Lydia Ramsey
lives about 5 miles south of here near the rail road. Doctor Roberts is dead.
He died about the 1st of last September.
Before I close, I will give you some account of the times in old Ky. Corn is
50¢ per bu, meal 65¢, bacon 10¢ per pound, flour from $2.50 to $3.00 per
hundred. Good cows & calves are worth from 25 to 35 dollars and wages in this
country on the rail road is 1.10 cts and at the saw mill and peeling tar bark
about the same.
As to my self, I am not making any corn crop this season. I am aiming to try
to raise a garden. That is as much as I can attend to with out health gets
better. The spring has been so wet here. Nobody has planted much corn yet.
Sarah I think you asked something about your Uncle George. He is in Right
Co., Missouri. His post office is Norwood, Right Co., MO and he has 3
children--Matt and 2 girls. They are intending to come back to Ky as soon as
I must close for this time. My eyes are very tired. Give my best respects to
Cat & all the children. When you read this, hand it to Mary. Write again and
tell Mary to write.
Nothing more at present but remains your affectionate grand po and mo until
To Sarah & John F. Wampler
(Added to the top of the first page)
I told you your Uncle George had one boy & 2 girls. It is 2 boys, Matt and
Charley, & 1 girl, Mary Ann.
john c ottinger wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just joined this list a few days ago, and noticed that Randi posted
> some information replying to a request for a lookup from a book called
> The History of Bean Blossom Township. I'm not asking for a lookup but I
> wonder if the book is in print, and/or for sale somewhere. I'm
> interested in some German families who migrated to Monroe and other
> central Indiana counties from North Carolina in the 1830s. Would the
> book cover this time frame, and these people? My surnames are CALFEE,
> COFFEY, GROUNDS, and especially ISENHOUR, one of whom I have buried in
> Old Dutch Cemetery in BB Township. I can also post all the people buried
> there if anyone is interested, or do lookups. Thanks. Also, John
> Summitt, are you on this list?
> John Ottinger
For what it's worth, a George Isenhower purchased 40 acres (SW-SW of
Sect. 29) in Bean Blossom Twp on Oct. 15, 1833, which is located between
Stinesville and Ellettsville, one mile east of the Owen Co. line. His
close neighbors were Joseph Wampler, Jr. and William Brady.
Alan Tate in Virginia
Hi John and all,
I am researching the RIDDLE name of Monroe & Morgan Counties. I located have
a census entry for the following:
1870 Morgan County Indiana Census, enumerated on 16 June 1870, Office,
ISONHOUR, Cynthia, age 52, female, white, keeping house, value of real estate
6000, value of personal property 1500 or 1700 (car to read), born in NC,
cannot read or write
It appears that living with her are:
RIDDLE, Thompson, age 32, male, white, farm laborer, born in IN
--------- Jane, age 26, female, white, keeping house, born in IN
Do you have any information about who this Thompson RIDDLE & Jane are; and how
they are related to Cynthia ISONHOUR? Do you know who the parent of this
Thompson RIDDLE are?
Any information appreciated. Happy Spring, finally!
Cathy Riddle O'Connor
KAYO MAX B(a)aol.com
*Looking for parents and siblings of William RIDDLE, b 19 March 1803 in KY;
married Polly PARKS in Monroe Co in 1830; died 13 September 1840 in Monroe Co,
IN. Polly married #2 John RIDGEWAY, and #3 John E ANDERSON.
William T RIDDLE, married Nancy M ANDERSON
Priscilla Caroline RIDDLE, married Andrew B ANDERSON
George Marion RIDDLE, married Esther Ann SNYDER/SNIDER
Harrison H RIDDLE, married SARAH JANE WHISNAND/WHISMAND
Happy to share and exchange!
I just joined this list a few days ago, and noticed that Randi posted
some information replying to a request for a lookup from a book called
The History of Bean Blossom Township. I'm not asking for a lookup but I
wonder if the book is in print, and/or for sale somewhere. I'm
interested in some German families who migrated to Monroe and other
central Indiana counties from North Carolina in the 1830s. Would the
book cover this time frame, and these people? My surnames are CALFEE,
COFFEY, GROUNDS, and especially ISENHOUR, one of whom I have buried in
Old Dutch Cemetery in BB Township. I can also post all the people buried
there if anyone is interested, or do lookups. Thanks. Also, John
Summitt, are you on this list?
I am looking for anyone with information or connections to George O. Sumner, b
1800 in Va, m1 Katherine Eaton and m2 Louisa Godsey both in Pulaski Co KY.
George and Louisa were married in 1847 after the death of Katherine--there
were at least 10 children from the first marriage one of whom was Katherine
Sumner Sellars who eventually lived in Monroe Co Indiana too. George and
Louisa moved to Monroe Co by 1850 and were listed with the following children:
Nehemiah(known as Mier), Prior, Esther, Charlotte, Biddy, George, Martha, and
Nancy Godsey. In 1860 they have added David, Rebecca and John. In 1870, I
find no trace of the family except for George living with his daughter
Katherine Sumner Sellars and husband James H. Sellars. George was 69 at time.
Any contacts appreciated. Connie Young Kitchen
I am trying to locate descendents of the following Monroe Co family: James
Hardin Sellars and Katherine Sumner Sellars. They moved from Pulaski Co, KY
about 1880. "Hardin" died in 1885. They had the following children:
1. Mary Elizabeth B 17 September 1867 Pulaski Co Kentucky
M 10 May 1890 Monroe Co Indiana
Spouse John Wesley Prince
2. Sarah Jane B 24 May 1870 Monroe Co Indiana
M 29 December 1889 Monroe Co Indiana
Spouse John Francis Wampler
3. Margaret A. B 1873 Pulaski Co Kentucky
"Meg" M never married
D before 1910?
4. Jeanette B 5 May 1875 Pulaski Co Kentucky
"Nettie" M 10 August 1893 Monroe Co Indiana
Spouse William Godsey
5. Amy B 1878 Pulaski Co Kentucky
M 21 March 1894 Monroe Co Indiana
Spouse James Henry Skirvin Children: Horace,
6. James H. B 22 July 1880 Pulaski Co Kentucky M(1)
15 July 1899 Monroe Co Indiana
M (2) 13 May 1905 Monroe Co Indiana
Spouse (1) Jennie Mathis
Spouse (2) Bertha Anna Brown --she died 11 September
1908 at age 21. Birth records for Monroe Co show a baby born 15 December 1905
with the name George F. Sellars.
Any help appreciated, Connie Young Kitchen
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I'm looking for any information on the parents of George J Taylor, my
great great grandfather. He was born 1829/30 probably in Indiana. He
married Adaline B Acton/Alton around 1858/59, unknown where. I believe
she may have been from IL.
They lived a large part of their life in Monroe Co., IN and moved to
Indianapolis, IN around 1890. George was a Private in the 4th In. Vol.,
Co. B during the Mexican War.
Would love to hear from any descendants of George and Adaline.
I'm looking for any information on the parents of Miles Wesley Harris,
my great great grandfather. Unknown when or where he was born. Married
Martha Ellen Vint on Oct. 24, 1861 in Monroe Co., IN. Miles died July 1,
1863 at Jefferson Barricks Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Will appreciate any information.
I've just gone through the intestate (will) papers of Moses MCCARLEY.
I've been able to learn quite a bit about his family. I know that Samuel
Boyd HARRIS ended up in Monroe Co and so I thought I'd post this here.
Is there any interest in the McCARLEY name on this list?
Any corrections or updates?
1. Moses MCCARLEY m. ____ BOYD. Moses died 1844.
Moses McCarley's will was executed in February of 1845. Thomas
and Garet Conover were executors.
2. i Sophia MCCARLEY.
3. ii James MCCARLEY.
4. iii Samuel MCCARLEY.
iv Moses MCCARLEY, Jr. d. aft 1844. Living in
Garrard Co, KY in 1845.
5. v Elizabeth MCCARLEY b. 9 Nov 1802.
vi Sarah MCCARLEY b. bef 1825, m. George BULL, d.
aft 1844. Sarah died aft 1844.
George: Living in Owen Co, IN in 1845.
6. vii Nancy MCCARLEY.
viii Margret MCCARLEY m. Thomas ALVERSON, d. aft
1844. Margret died aft 1844.
Thomas: Living in Owen Co, IN in 1845.
ix Sabina MCCARLEY m. Wesley ALVERSON, d. aft
Sabina died aft 1844. Living in Owen Co, IN in 1845.
x Susan MCCARLEY m. James HAMONDS, d. aft 1844.
Susan died aft 1844. Living in Owen Co, IN in 1845.
2. Sophia MCCARLEY m. David LAWSON, d. bef 1845. Sophia died aft 1844.
i Woodford LAWSON b. abt 1817, KY, m. Angeletta
____, b. abt 1827, KY, d. aft 1850. Woodford died aft 1844.
Woodford LAWSON in 1850 Town of Paoli, Orange
Co, IN census:
339-340 WOODFORD Lawson 33 Laborer KY
Angeletta 23 KY
John T. 8 IN
Sophia E. 6 IN
Tilford 1 IN
I believe that the 1850 census taker or a
transcriber mixed Woodford's names.
ii James LAWSON b. bef 1825. Living in Orange
IN in 1845.
iii Courtney LAWSON b. bef 1825.
iv Tilford LAWSON b. bef 1825. Living in Orange
Co, IN in 1845.
v Sarah Ann LAWSON b. bef 1825, m. William
GULAWAY, d. aft 1844. Sarah died aft 1845.
William: Living in Monroe Co, IN in 1845.
vi Merida LAWSON b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
in Owen, Co, IN in 1845. A "minor under the age of 21".
vii John LAWSON b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844. Living
Owen, Co, IN in 1845. A "minor under the age of 21".
3. James MCCARLEY m. ____ ____, d. bef 1845. James died bef 1845.
i Margret MCCARLEY m. John SHELLY, d. aft 1844.
Margret died aft 1844. Living in TN in 1845.
John: Living in TN in 1845.
4. Samuel MCCARLEY m. Cilia ____, d. aft 1844. Samuel died bef 1845.
Cilia: Living in Jessamine Co, KY in 1845.
i Mary Ann MCCARLEY b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
Mary Ann and siblings listed as under 21 in 1845. Living in
Jessamine Co, KY in 1845.
ii Sarah E MCCARLEY b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
Living in Jessamine Co, KY in 1845.
iii Samuel MCCARLEY b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
Living in Jessamine Co, KY in 1845.
iv James R? MCCARLEY b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
Living in Jessamine Co, KY in 1845.
5. Elizabeth MCCARLEY b. 9 Nov 1802, m. 14 Jan 1819, in Jessamine Co, KY,
Thomas HARRIS, b. 2 May 1797, VA, (son of William HARRIS and Jane
OVERSTREET) d. 26 Jan 1864, Ellettsville, Monroe Co, IN. Elizabeth
died 17 Oct 1868. Living in Owen Co, IN in 1845.
i Samuel Boyd HARRIS b. 16 Jun 1823, Jessamine
KY, m. 09 Sep 1846, in Thos Johnson, M.G. (Minister),
CHAMBERS, also known as: Endermile b. 2 Jun 1823, Owen Co,
(daughter of Zacheus CHAMBERS and Isabella BLAINE) d. 1910,
Ellettsville, Monroe Co, IN, buried Presbyterian cemetery at
Ellettsville. Samuel died 11 Jan 1905, Ellettsville, Monroe
Co, IN, buried Presbyterian cemetery at Ellettsville. Of
HARRIS, Samuel B. married HECK, Mary in Shelby County IN.
1847. A different Samuel B. Samuel appears in 1880 Monroe Co
Samuel Boyd HARRIS in 1872 financed first
newspaper in Ellettsville IN, the Ellettsville Republican. In
1848 left log blacksmith shop, constructed store building.
1864 built an addition to the store for woolen machinery,
started a milling business in Ellettsville. Son John R.
associated with him, ran the breakers in the wool mill.
Children named: Mary E, John R, William B, Perry 0. 1860
Richland Twp, Monroe Cty, IN, age 37, merchant, b. KY.
Endemile: Marriage license came from Owen
County, IN. Prehaps the birthplace of Endamile? She is listed
as being born in Indiana on one census.
6. Nancy MCCARLEY m. George OVERSTREET, d. abt 1844. Nancy died aft
Living with all children in Morgan Co, IN in 1845.
i Moses I? OVERSTREET b. bef 1825, d. aft 1844.
Living in Owen Co, IN in 1845.
ii Casandra OVERSTREET b. bef 1825, m. Jacon
Ashbaugh, d. aft 1844. Casandra died aft 1844.
iii Williamson OVERSTREET b. aft 1825, d. aft
iv Richard OVERSTREET b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
v George M OVERSTREET b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
vi Melton OVERSTREET b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
vii Henry L. OVERSTREET b. aft 1825, d. aft 1844.
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I've been trying for several years to make headway on my Hainey line with no
luck! My grgrgrandfather, George A. HAINEY, b. 1844 in Pulaski Co., KY m.
Nancy Elizabeth GRAVES (b. 1870 in Monroe Co.) 1870 in Monroe Co. I have
Nancy's line but have been unable to trace George's ancestry. Any help
Republican Progress, July 9, 1895, Salt Creek items. "Henry W. Lucas died
Saturday, June 29, of dropsy, and was buried Sunday at the Lucas graveyard
near Smithville. Deceased was about 56 years old and was a son of John
Lucas, who died in June, 1893."
Bloomington Telephone, January 19, 1886, Salt Creek items. "Died, at his
mother's residence in Salt Creek Township, Wednesday, January 13thm 1888,
Willie Johnson. Deceased was about 24 years of age and had been an invalid
all of his life. J.B.E."
No date or source noted, Salt Creek items. "Mrs. Sallie Lampkins died
Sunday, May 15, 1887, aged 81 years, 9 months and 20 days. Deceased was
one of the old pioneers having resided in this county 60 years. She had
been a church member for 40 years."
Bloomington Courier, November 23, 1885, Salt Creek items. "Mr. Aaron Rayl
died Friday, May 8th . Mr. Rayl formerly lived in Knox County, Indiana.
Deceased was an upright citizen and highly esteemed by all who knew him."
Bloomington Courier, May 21, 1887, Salt Creek items. "Mrs. Ann Snyder,
wife of James Snyder, died at her house in Martin County recently. Mrs.
Snyder formerly lived here and was a sister of Andrew and H. T. Jacobs and
Mrs. Rhoda Butcher."
Bloomington Courier, December 24, 1886, Salt Creek itmes. "The funeral of
Mrs. Barbara J. Sexton wife of James Sexton was preached at Friendship
Church on Sunday, November 21. Rev. Frallkill delivered the discourse..."
No source or date noted, Salt Creek items. This particular column included
a chronological list of important events occurring in the township during
Apr 18, Solomon Lucas died
Apr 25, Mrs. McHaley died
May 22, Aaron Rayl died
Jun 28, A student named Hall drowned near Fairfax
Jul 12, Funeral of Solomon Lucas
Jul 12, Son of Tine Hays died
Sep 28, Jimmy Clark died
Nov 06, Funeral of Aaron Rayle
This is the last of the obits pulled from the Salt Creek file. Several of
you sent me a note and told me you appreciated these so I will continue to
go through other files and glean what information is available as time
I encourage each of you to share likewise. Remember that all information
sent to the LIST is archived and available through Rootsweb for your review
or the review of others who may not be members of the list. Its a
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At 09:17 PM 3/21/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Does anyone have access to the History of Bean Blossom Township? If so,
>could you look on page 617 and let me know what it says about the
>Houston family? I am trying to find information on James Houston who
>died 1839 or 1840 and Joseph Houston who died 1871 or 1872. Joseph was
>married to a Lucinda Putman.
>Your help is appreciated.
>Thank you very much.
>June R. Guinnee
I have this book but I don't know how much I can quote without violating
copyright laws. This particular page offers a biosketch of John W.
Houston, the youngest of eight children born to Joseph and Lucinda (Putnam)
Houston. Joseph and Lucinda were born in Kentucky. Joseph bought land in
Monroe County about 1822 and came to Monroe County about 1834; Lucinda
arrived with her parents in 1823. The names of John's siblings were not
Bean Blossom Township is bordered by Owen and Morgan County. If you lose
your Houstons in Monroe County, I would check those other counties as well.
Several weeks ago I sent an email requesting info on Richland Cemetery.
At the time, I thought it was odd for my g-grandparents to have been
buried there as they lived in Benton Twp. Now I understand that it
should have been Richardson Cemetery in Benton Twp. As they were
disinterred in 1923, current records will not show anything. Does
anyone know if there were records prior to 1923 and where they would
be? Their names are George W. and Martha J. Crane. I am still
searching for Martha's parents and siblings, her maiden name was
Anderson. I've already had someone check and I understand that there
are no Andersons or Cranes buried in that cemetery now. I'm still
hoping to find the original burial records with possibly her parents'
names on them.
Also, was there a Methodist church in that are in the late 1800's?
Thanks for your help!
Excerpted from "Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana", Blanchard
"JOHN W. HOUSTON,
an enterprising farmer and stock-raser, was born October 18, 1848, in this
township, and is the youngest of the eight children of Joseph and Lucinda
(Putnam) Houston, natives of Kentucky, and of English descent. John W. was
reared upon a farm and educated during the winter months, when farm work was
dull. On December 21, 1871, Mr. Houston married Martha, daughter of John and
Eliza (Johnson) Gilman, natives of Kentucky, and of German and English
descent. By this marriage there were six children -- Amanda, Lewis W. ,
Cassandra M. , Florence Ida, Walter T. , and Purnel J. Mr. Houston owns
ninety-nine acres of land, well cultivated, with a comfortable frame dwelling,
barn and out-buildings , supplemented by a thrifty orchard. Mrs. Houston
belongs to the Christian Church. Mr. Houston's parents came to Monroe County
in 1834, and settled on the farm where he now lives, and which his father had
improved. Lucinda Putnam and her parents came to Monroe County from Kentucky
in 1823. Mr. Joseph Putnam bought the farm which our subject now owns , in
about the year 1822. Thus Mr. Houston's grandparents were among the earliest
settlers in the county. He is a Democrat."
Bob Moser, Oklahoma
Does anyone have access to the History of Bean Blossom Township? If so,
could you look on page 617 and let me know what it says about the
Houston family? I am trying to find information on James Houston who
died 1839 or 1840 and Joseph Houston who died 1871 or 1872. Joseph was
married to a Lucinda Putman.
Your help is appreciated.
Thank you very much.
June R. Guinnee