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There is a fascinating site where 2 gentlemen in Kentucky have for sale a vast number of old photos (all identified) which they have found in their travels, as well as old Bibles and family documents. The URL is
There are currently listed 5 photos of a family with ties to Monroe County. I found in the 1860 census that a Susan Sillivan was employed by my g-g-grandfather, Absalom Baker, after his wife, Harriet Gentry, died, as there were still children at home. Since that wasn't a common name, I noticed it again when I was looking at some marriage records, and saw that Susan married J. Frank Carter (at Absalom Baker's home).
On the site I mentioned above there is a picture of J. Frank Carter and his wife, Susan Sillivan Carter, taken by L. E. Shaw, a photographer of Bloomington. There is a picture of their son, William A. Carter (1867-1908) and another of him and his wife, Beatrice Moore. There is a picture of Neva Carter. And there is a picture of Polly Ann Pafford, identified as a daughter of Frank and Susan. Most, if not all, of these photos were found in Holland, Michigan.
I have no interest in them myself, but I felt I must mention them in case there is still someone in the Bloomington area (and on this list!) who would want these pictures.
I have purchased one picture from this site and was well satisfied with the condition of the photo and the professional way the sale was handled.
And by the way, mention of the Carter family was included in the materials transcribed by Linda Jenkins Wensel for this list from the Blanchard book, Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. It was about Ira Carter, who lived in Van Buren Township.
Hope these photos find a home!
Was there someone on the Monroe County list who was wishing recently for a directory of doctors, to look up an Indiana ancestor whose county she didn't know? I had no answer at that time so didn't respond. But I came across something yesterday that might be of help, depending on the time period. I would have looked it up myself but couldn't remember the man's name.
On Cyndi's List, on the No-Frills Index, click on "Medical, Medicine, Genetics." On the "category index" on the first page, click on "Doctors" and a very interesting batch of information appears. The American Medical Association gave to the National Genealogy Association their information on "Deceased American Physicians" for the period 1906-1969. I hope this will be of help.
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, April 24, 1916, p. 1.
GOES TO PRISON FOR LIFE
Unwritten Law Doesn't Save Frank Fulford
Frank Fulford, a former Monroe County man who has been on trial at
Vincennes for murder, goes to prison for life. A Vincennes dispatch tells
"Frank Fulford, the Edwardsport coal miner who on Dec. 11 last year shot
and killed Ben Morgan during a dispute over a small account, must spend the
remainder of his life in the state prison at Michigan City. This in in
accordance with the verdict returned by the jury after finding the
defendant guilty of murder in the first degree as charged in the
indictment. The jury reached the verdict in 65 minutes. While such an
early finding was not expected, the fact that the jury found the defendant
guilty did not come as a surprise. While the defense had endeavored during
the trial to show that the killing of Morgan was justified by the unwritten
law because of an alleged insult to Fulford's wife, no evidence was
introduced to indicate that Fulford had killed Morgan (for other) than the
dispute over a claim for wages."
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, Apr 24, 1916, p. 1.
IN EFFORT TO SAVE GIRL'S LIFE
Dr. Davidson, IU Graduate, Gives Own Blood
(Special to The Telephone)
Evansville, Ind., April 24--Miss Geneva Hart, 17-year-old daughter of
Robert Hart of St. Charles, Hopkins County, Ky., died at a local hospital
today of blood poisoning after the attending physician Dr. W. R. Davidson
had made stenuous efforts to save her life by a transfusion of blood from
his arm to the arm of the young patient.
The girl was brought here for treatment two months ago and her condition
gradually grew worse.
She was to have graduated from the St. Charles public schools in June and
the graduation dress she had looked forward to wearing will become her shroud.
Dr. Davidson is a graduate of Indiana University, a brother of Mrs. Harry
Johnson, East 3rd Street, and frequently visits in Bloomington.
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, Apr 25, 1916, p. 1.
FATHER OF 19 IS DEAD
Isaac Grubb, Age 63, Who Took Pride in Being a Happy Father
Enoch Grubb, father of 19 children, is dead.
Mr. Grubb, who was employed as a helper at the Monon yards, died Monday at
his home on South Walnut after an illness of only a few days. Mr. Grubb
was 63 years of age, the father of 19 children, most of whom are living,
and he was very proud of the fact. Only a few months ago the stork called
at the home of Mr. Grubb and left a baby and The Telephone in announcing
the happy event said that Mr. Grubb ought to meet Col. T. R. Roosevelt.
Mr. Grubb called at the office to say it was one of his ambitions to meet
and talk with the Colonel and that he was going to write and tell him about
the 19th baby. He was advised to do so and promised to bring the Colonel's
answer to The Telephone for publication when it came, but he failed to do
so or failed to write.
Mr. Grubb will be buried at Mitchell, the old home, and no services will be
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, April 25, 1916, p. 1.
HAPPILY MARRIED AT INDIANAPOLIS
Mrs. Hazel Simmons Bowles and Reed Steele
Mrs. Hazel Simmons Bowles and Reed Steele, both well known young
Bloomington people, were married this morninng at 9 o'clock at Indianapolis
by Rev. Hurlstone. Mrs. Bowles has been residing in that city for the past
few months and the wedding took place at her apartments in the Cambridge
building and the only guests were the immediate members of the family.
After the ceremony and wedding breakfast, the bride and groom left on an
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Simmons and is a charming
lady and accomplished musician. She is a graduate of Indiana Univesity, a
member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and of various local
organizations. Mr. Steele is a son of Mrs. Harriet Steele, east 3rd
street. He is an Indiana graduate, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity
and for the past few years has been connected with the Auld fraternity
jewelry house as a traveling salesman.
Mr. and Mrs. Steele will be at home at suite 38 of the Cambridge
apartments, Indianapolis, after May 15th. They have the very best wishes
of a large circle of Bloomington friends.
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, May 1, 1916, p. 1.
Martha Ruth, the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Shopmyer,
Atwater Avenue, died Sunday morning from bowel trouble and pneumonia.
Brief servcies were held from the home at 1:30 in charge of Rev. C. H.
Taylor of the First M. E. Church and the body was taken via the Monon
Sunday afternoon to Bowling Green, the old home. Services Tuesday and
interment in the German Cemetery at Poland. Mr. and Mrs. Shopmyer have
been residents here for several months, while Mr. Shopmyer was attending
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, May 1, 1916, p. 1.
LeRoy,the 18 days old child of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wright, west 5th street,
died Saturday from inanition (sic). Burial Sunday at 2 o'clock in Rose
Hill. No services.
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, May 1, 1916, p.1.
Elias Lawyer, aged 74, died sunday morning at his home 7 miles east of the
city, the result of old age and a complication. He was a civil war veteran
and served in the 66th Indiana volunteers. Those who survive are the widow
and six children--William H., Isaac Milton, George H., Albert, Alice and
Miner. Funeral services Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Knights Church in
charge of Monroe Swindler and burial in the adjoining cemetery.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bert Thompson <bert.a.thompson(a)worldnet.att.net>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 2:04 PM
Subject: ALLEN FUNERAL HOME RECORDS, Vol. 1, 909-1911, (D-I)
> The index as noted below consists of name, age, date of death, and
> cemetery. It was compiled by Randi Richardson from fragile originals made
> available by the Allen Funeral Home in mid-March 2000.
> A copy of the original volume, re-organized in alphabetical order, will
> made available to the Monroe County Public Library on May 1, 2000. Once
> copy has been bound, it will be made available to the general public.
> Until May 1, 2000, copies of individual records can be purchased from
> at a cost of $1.00 per page and a SASE. Likewise, copies of the index in
> its entirety may be purchased for $5.00 which includes shipping. The
> complete, 20-page index includes, in addition to the information noted
> below, the names of the parents of the deceased. While some other
> have, in the past, been made available at cost, the mark up on the funeral
> home records is intended to provide on-going support for the effort to
> collect and preserve these valuable documents in such a manner that they
> available to the public. Randi's address is: Rt. 4, Box 121, Spencer, IN
> Volume 1 consists of 300 records. Each record is a l-page, standardized
> form with space for the following information: name of the deceased,
> parents of deceased; age, sex, race, occupation, last place of residence,
> marital status, place of birth, cause of death, attending physician,
> officiating clergyman, place of burial, goods and services provided, and
> account information.
> Please keep in mind that many of the records were not fully completed,
> although a few contained notes that exceeded the bounds of the questions.
> Furthermore, the legibility of some records was quite poor. To enhance
> accuracy, these records were compared with marriage and cemetery records
> determine better the correct spelling of names. While that enhanced
> accuracy, it did not guarantee it. It is always a good idea to
> all information with other records to the extent possible.
> SOURCE: Allen Funeral Home Records, Monroe Co., Indiana, Vol. 1,
> 1908-1911, (D-I)
> Davis, Albert, d. Jan 15, 1911, 4Y2M25D, Rose Hill
> Davis, Alfred, d. Jun 22, 1910, 51Y10M. Bethel
> Davis, Ida, d. Sep 22, 1909, No age given, Bethel
> Davis, William H, d. Aug 13, 1910, 33Y10D, Martinsville, IN
> Deckard, (MRS) d. Oct. 1910
> Dennis, Richard, No other information given
> Dennis, Susan, No other information given
> Doherty, John E., d. Sep 1909
> Donehew, Morton Grant, d. Jul 4, 1909, No age given, Russellville, IN
> Dorr, Elizabeth, d. May 11, 1909, 54Y, Phillips
> Doub, John, d. Jun 1910, 3Y
> Douglas, Gertrude, d. Aug 6, 1910, No age given, Clear Creek
> Douglas, John F. d. Mar 26, 1910, 75Y2M17D, Rose Hill
> East, Beryl Ray, d. Jun 27, 1910, 10M13D, Rose Hill
> East, William H., d. Jul 10, 1910, 52Y28D, Rose Hill
> Eaton, Henry L. d. Jun5, 1910, 49Y16D, Koontz
> Eaton, Mary Louella, d. May 31, 1910, 73Y6M17D, Rose Hill
> Ellis, Robert, d. Jan 9, 1911, 2Y2m5D, Rose Hill
> Evans, Thomas Henry, d. Feb.25, 1909, 68Y7M6D, Bethel
> Faris, Inez Lewis, mar 25, 1911, 40Y6M16, Rose Hill
> Farley, Herbert Edward, d. Apr 22, 1910, 2Y1M12D, Rose Hill
> Ferguson, John S. d. Jan 6, 1911, 74Y5M2D, Rose Hill
> Fishel, Marg, d. Jan 1, 1909, 69Y, Needmore, IN
> Fishel, Solomon, d. Mar14, 1910, 70Y11M9D, Needmore, IN
> Fitzpatrick, John, d. Dec 8, 1908
> Fleener, Jacob, d. Jun 21, 1910, 70Y5M27D, Unionville, IN
> Flood, Jerry O. d. May 15, 1909, 58Y, Rose Hill
> Ford, Robert Russell, d. Feb 20, 1909, 1Y10M9D, Rose Hill
> Fox, Herbert, d. Mar 21, 1910, 2M10D, Knights of Pythias
> Fritch, Amanda, d. Jan 2, 1911, No age given, Brown Co., IN
> Gentry, Richard Henry, d.Sep 16, 1910, 84Y11M23D, Rose Hill
> George,(Mrs.), d.1908
> Goodbody, Louise Ann, d.Mar 5, 1911, 43Y, Rose Hill
> Goodman, Basha Jane, d.Jun 27, 1909, 93Y25D, Deckard
> Graham, Samuel M. d.Oct 28, 1910, 72Y11M22D, Rose Hill
> Graves, Edward, d. Apr 1910, No age given, Harrodsburg, IN
> Graves, Isaac, d. Apr 9, 1910, 78Y, Harrodsburg, IN
> Guest, Bessie, d. Aug 19, 1908, 9M27D, Rose Hill
> Hacker, Mabel Lucille, d. Feb 14, 1910, 11M11D, South Union
> Hamilton, Hugh Ramsey, d. Apr 7, 1909, 83Y6M30D, Rose Hill
> Hamilton, Mary, d. Apr 19, 1909, 82Y2M15D, Rose Hill
> Harper, Archibald, d. Jul 27, 1910
> Harrah, Mary Ann, d. Mar 23, 1910, 84Y2M, Whitehall
> Harrah, Samuel B. d. Oct 13, 1908, 51Y10M7D, Whitehall
> Harris, Catherine Alice, d. Oct 12, 1909, 58Y10M9D, Rose Hill
> Harris, David, d. Aug 12, l909, No age given, Rose Hill
> Harris, J.E. d. Nov 6, 1908, 61Y10M5D, Rose Hill
> Haste, Bertha Alice, d. Mar6, 1911, 6M29D, Rose Hill
> Haste, DeWitt, d. May 8, 1910, 4Y3M25D, Rose Hill
> Hay, William, d. Sep 12, 1908, No age given, Brookston, IN
> Hayes, Annie, d. Jul 29, 1908, 55Y4M3D, Rose Hill
> Head, John Anderson, d. Sep 20, 1909, No age given, Burgoon
> Helms, Elizabeth, d. Jan16, 1911, 69Y8M26D, Rose Hill
> Hendrick, Jacob, d. Dec 14, 1908, 74Y10M24D, Greene Co., IN
> Hendrickson, (Infant), d. Oct 24, 1910, No age given, G.Thorton's
> Hensley, Alice Elsie, d. Sep 1, 1910, 25Y17D, Clear Creek
> Hensley, Eliza, d. Jan 24, 1911, 73Y4M11D, Mt. Gilead
> Hessian, Joseph Michael, d. Sep 17, 1910, No age given, Rose Hill
> Hill, Mandy, d. Mar26, 1911, 20Y5M29D, Burgoon
> Hillenburg, Lobie Russell, d. May 22, 1910, 11M8D, Knights
> Hillenburg, (Infant), d. 1909
> Hinds, A.L. d. Jul 7, 1910, 51Y, Rose Hill
> Hinkle, Dorothy, d. Jul 2, 1908, 1Y2M14D
> Hodges, Mary Jane, d. Jun 1910
> Hooper, America, d. Jul 20, 1909, 72Y8M26D, Mattoon, IL
> Hughes, Mary, d. May 14, 1909, No age given, Rose Hill
> Hunter, Elizabeth Louise, d. Oct 6, 1909, 59Y6M27D, Rose Hill
> Hunter, Robert Wayne, d. Jul 2, 1909, 1Y4M4D, Rose Hill
> Hunter, Samuel Mahan, d. Aug 24, 1909, 40Y1M13D, Rose Hill
> Hyde, James Samuel, d. Jun 1, 1910, 72Y9M6D, Unionville
> Illingworth, Richard Watson, d. Mar 15, 19 , 11Y11M8D, Rose Hill
The index as noted below consists of name, age, date of death, and
cemetery. It was compiled by Randi Richardson from fragile originals made
available by the Allen Funeral Home in mid-March 2000.
A copy of the original volume, re-organized in alphabetical order, will be
made available to the Monroe County Public Library on May 1, 2000. Once the
copy has been bound, it will be made available to the general public.
Until May 1, 2000, copies of individual records can be purchased from Randi
at a cost of $1.00 per page and a SASE. Likewise, copies of the index in
its entirety may be purchased for $5.00 which includes shipping. The
complete, 20-page index includes, in addition to the information noted
below, the names of the parents of the deceased. While some other records
have, in the past, been made available at cost, the mark up on the funeral
home records is intended to provide on-going support for the effort to
collect and preserve these valuable documents in such a manner that they are
available to the public. Randi's address is: Rt. 4, Box 121, Spencer, IN
Volume 1 consists of 300 records. Each record is a l-page, standardized
form with space for the following information: name of the deceased,
parents of deceased; age, sex, race, occupation, last place of residence,
marital status, place of birth, cause of death, attending physician,
officiating clergyman, place of burial, goods and services provided, and
Please keep in mind that many of the records were not fully completed,
although a few contained notes that exceeded the bounds of the questions.
Furthermore, the legibility of some records was quite poor. To enhance
accuracy, these records were compared with marriage and cemetery records to
determine better the correct spelling of names. While that enhanced
accuracy, it did not guarantee it. It is always a good idea to corroborate
all information with other records to the extent possible.
SOURCE: Allen Funeral Home, Monroe County, Indiana, Vol. 1, 1908-1911.
Abrams, Mary, d. Apr. 6, 1909, no age noted, Liberty
Adams, Emma Jane, d. Apr. l7, 1910, age 6Y3M10D, no cemetery noted
Akin, Laura Adaline, d. Aug. 4, 1909, age 53Y, Rose Hill
Allen, (daughter), d. 1911, no age or cemetery noted
Anderson, Minerva, d. Nov. 28, 1908, no age or cemetery noted
Back, (infant), d. Aug. 3, 1910, age 0, Rose Hill
Bales, Sarah, d. Sept. 20, 1909, age 66Y, no cemetery noted
Barrett (baby), d. May, 1910, no age or cemetery noted
Barrow, James Lewis, d. Aug. 22, 1910, age 3M13D, Unionville
Barrow, Laura Bell, d. Nov. 21, 1910, age 43Y7M20D, Unionville
Barth, Wilhimena, d. Jun 25, 1909, age 90Y9M6D, Rose Hill
Bates, Mary, d. May 23, 1909, age 55Y6M10D, Rose Hill
Baugh, Harry Herbert, d. Mar. 27, 1910, age 22Y4M5D, Rose Hill
Bayne, (infant), d. Feb. 4, 1910, age 9D, Payne
Baxter, Calvin, d. Nov. 16, 1910, age 64Y2M12D, Knights
Baxter, James, d. May 14, 1908, no age or cemetery noted
Beck, Hubert, d. Aug. 31, 1910, age 4M19D, Pleasant View
Beers, John F., d. June, 1908, no age noted, Pine Grove
Beers, Susan Jane, d. Jul. 1, 1909, age 80Y10M5D, Rose Hill
Bender, Eliza J., d. Nov. 19, 1908, no age noted, Hughes
Bender, Mary Elizabeth, d. Feb. 21, 1911, age 36Y7M18D, no cemetery
Bender, Newton, d. Sep. 29, 1908, no age noted, Rose Hill
Benjamin, Jacob, d. Dec. 9, 1910, age 36Y11M, Cincinnati OH
Beville, (Mrs.), d. Sep. 1908, no age or cemetery noted
Billings, Rachel Ann, d. Jan. 27, 1910, age 64Y2D, Methodist
Black, Henry H., d. Jan. 17, 1911, age 43Y, Hartford City IN
Blair, Grace, d. Dec. 1910, age 0, Rose Hill
Blevett, Ella Marie, d. Jan. 12, 1911, age 53Y8M19D, Rose Hill
Bowen, Edmon Joseph, d. Jun. 24, 1910, age 29Y2M20D, Rose Hill
Bowton, (infant), no date of death or age noted, Sheldon IL
Bowton, (infant), d. Nov. 12, 1909, Rose Hill
Bowton, Jessie, d. Nov. 12, 1909, age 20+, Sheldon, IL.
Branam, Elsie Jane, d. Dec. 11, 1910, age 71Y11M26D, Payne
Branam, Isaac, d. May 15, 1910, age 73Y8M5D, Payne
Brassfield, Allen, d. Dec. 19, 1910, no age noted, South Union
Breckenridge, Elizabeth, d. Sep. 25, 1910, age 67Y2M20D, Covenanter
Brock, Melville, d. Apr. 17, 1909, no age noted, Friendship
Brown, Martha, d. Jan. 9, 1909, age 77Y10M25D, Whitehall
Brummett, Kathleen, d. Nov. 28, 1909, age 12Y2M23D, Helmsburg, IN
Brummett, Lourena, d. Feb. 7, 1910, age 34Y8M28D, Brown Co., IN
Buchanan, Mary Ann, d. Apr. 3, 1910, age 75Y, Harrodsburg IN
Butcher, Etta, d. Dec. 11, 1909, age 24Y, Knights
Butcher, Maudie Ellen, d. Sep. 18, 1910, age 22Y6M1D, Rose Hill
Buzzard, John Rudy, d. Oct. 23, 1909, age 74Y9M27D, Rose Hill
Campbell, Charles Barnett, d. Jul. 18, 1908, 22Y9M5D, Rose Hill
Campbell, James Monroe, d. Feb. 14, 1909, age 52Y4M12D, Rose Hill
Carnahan, W. V., d. Sep. 13, 1909, age 21Y6D, Princeton IN
Carpenter, Clara Belle, d. May 29, 1910, age 33Y7M28D, Rose Hill
Carr, John Edward, d. Apr 11, 1911, age 20Y4M15D, Rose Hill
Chambers, (Mrs.), d. May 8, 1910, no age noted, Harrodsburg IN
Chambers, Andrew Jackson, d. Nov. 3, 1909, age 47Y22D, Lucas
Chambers, Calvin, d. Nov. 9, 1910, no age noted, Clear Creek
Chambers, Martha, d. Nov. 21, 1910, age 85Y10M15D, U. P.
Chambers, Vesta, d. Oct. 16, 1909, age 5Y3M18D, Lucas
Chandler, Eliza M., d. Feb. 22, 1911, age 44Y, Knight
Chandler, Ira, d. Apr. 2, 1909, age 54Y, Knight
Chandler, Silas G., d. Aug. 25, 1910, age 82Y6M, Chandler
Clark, Elizabeth, d. Dec. 31, 1908, age 40Y4M21D, Hughes
Coan, Steve, d. Dec. 11, 1908, no age or cemetery noted
Coffey, Amanda, d. Jan. 12, 1909, age 67Y, Baptist
Cole, Lillie, d. Jul. 15, 1910, age 27Y21D, Garrison Chapel
Coleman, Marie Annie, d. Jul. 10, 1909, age 11Y5M23D, Mansfield IN
Connor, Opal D., d. Jun. 24, 1910, age 2Y4M6D, Mt. Ebal
Coons, Stanley Herter, d. Jan. 29, 1910, age 9Y1M, Louisville, KY
Corder, Steve, d. Jan. 5, 1910, age 71Y5D, no cemetery noted
Corr, Charles G., d. Aug. 25, 1908, no age or cemetery noted
Covalt, Orphia C., d. Feb. 12, 1909, no age noted, Greentown IN
Cox, Henry, d. Jan. 4, 1911, no age noted, Rose Hill
Craig, (infant), d. Jun. 18, 1910, age 0, Covenanter
Crouch, Rebecca P., d. Jul. 17, 1910, age 54Y6M29D, Rose Hill
I found the following Stipps buried in the Sherrill Cemetery, Lawrence
County, Indiana, as noted in a cemetery index compiled by Bernice Martin in
1952. Said index is located in the Lawrence County pamphlet file at the
Indiana State Library.
Jesse T. Stipp, January 16, 1856 to July 30, 1941
Margaret Alice (Sherrill) Stipp, October 2, 1856 to November 22, 1941
Freddie L. Stipp, s/o J. T. and A. Stipp, January 20, 1888 to September 9,
Arthur C. Stipp, s/o Jesse T. and Alice S., 1881 to 1945
At 02:22 PM 3/30/00 EST, you wrote:
>In response to the discussion of Rachel Hensley Stephens Myer, I have the
>following from a book called "Peter Stephens and some of His Descendants
>1690-1935" by Dan V. Stephens; published by Hammond & Stephens Co., Freemont
>In this book there is information about the descendants of Lewis Stephens,
>early Monroe County resident in the Brummetts Creek area. Lewis Stephens,
>born in Stephensburg, VA about 1766, entered Monroe County in 1818 having
>moved from Knox Co.,Ky. Lewis Stephens and wife unknown were parents to
>following children: Nancy, Polly, Katherine, Jacob, Sarah Jane, Jordan,
>and Adam. (In addition to these children listed in the book, my ancestor,
>Eva Stephens, wife of Banner Brummett, was another daughter of Lewis
>Back to Rachel Hensley. This book lists John Stephens, son of Lewis, b.
>1808 in Ky, as married to Rachel Hensley 14 August 1828 in Bloomington, the
>marriage having been performed by Jacob Moser, a brother-in-law of John
>Stephens. John Stephens died in a wagon accident in December of 1845 and is
>buried somewhere along the road near New Albany, Indiana. Rachel Hensley
>Stephens was 15 or 16 at the time of her marriage to John which would put
>birth in 1813 instead of 1808. (Possible confusion is that John Stephens
>born 1808.) This books lists the children of John Stephens and Rachel
>Hensley Stephens as: Sarah Jane, William, Richard Lewis, James, Adam C.,
>In light of Randi's discourse yesterday, I would assume that Rachel is
>buried with the name of Stephens with a tombstone probably provided by her
>children who were Stephens and were anxious that this fact not be lost in
>later marriage to Mr. Myers --hence "w/JS&Meyer" -- JS being John
>The book also lists as a son of Jordan Stephens, son of Lewis above, a Hugh
>Stephens who may be the Hugh that was married to Rachel Parks Stephens. If
>so, our two Rachels were in the same family, Hugh being a nephew of John
>Stephens who married Rachel Hensley Stephens.
>Hope this helps shed a little more light. Connie Young Kitchen
Thanks, Connie, for the additional enlightenment about the two Rachel
Stephens in the Richardson Cemetery.
It is so rewarding being a part of this list where people are willing to
share information, adding the the material that is already known.
>The book "Peter Stephens and Some of His Descendants" , which is a little
>lax about providing sources, claims that the J. Stephens, husband of Rachel
>Hensley, is John Stephens ( b. Ky 1808; d. Dec. 1845).
>Also it mentions two other children, Sarah Jane and a William - died in
>I was interested in that it was said that my ggg_grandfather, Jacob Moser
>performed the marriage.
Thanks for sharing that Bob. I will add this bit of info to my
Henderson/Stephens file and take a look at the source you mentioned.
Bloomington (IN) Evening World, Jul 31, 1943, p. 1, c. 6. NOTE: The
middle name in headline in not consistent with the middle name in the body
of the text. I have no idea which is correct, if either.
PERRY KANE KINSER DIES
Death From Heart Ailment
Perry Lane Kinser, 68 years old, died suddenly Friday morning at his home
in Pleasant Run Township in Lawrence County, four miles north of
Heltonville. Death resulted from a heart ailment from which he had
suffered for the past two months.
Funeral services will be held at the Chapel Hill Church, but the time has
not been set. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.
He was the son of Andrew and Serelda Arthur Kinser and was born in Monroe
County, September 1, 1874. He married Nelia Sowders January 23, 1898, who
survives. Other survivors are three sons, Zoren and Zelbert Kinser of
Heltonville, and Zanford Kinser, Charlestown; six daughters, Mrs. Zella
Clark and Mrs. Zona Sowders, Bloomington; Mrs. Zelda Lentz, Smithville;
Mrs. Zola Blackwell and Mrs. Zalaya Smith, Heltonville, and Mrs. Zoretia
Faubion, Charlestown; a brother, Jerry Kinser, Bloomington; 34
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Zelpha Depue,
preceded him in death in 1924.
Indiana University, Its History, 1828-1890
Theophilus A. Wylie, 1890
Davis Carpenter Bunten, born July, 1858, at Terre Haute, Indiana. Residence,
Terre Haute, Indiana. Educated in the Terre Haute High School. Degree, A. B.
Occupation, in railroad office, at present, 1883, assistant paymaster of the
Indiana University, Its History, 1828-1890
Theophilus A. Wylie, 1890
William Theodore Blair, born May 1, 1856, at Bloomington, Indiana.
Residence, Bloomington, Indiana. Educated in the Bloomington public schools.
Degree, B. L. Occupation, hardware business, at present, 1885, a dealer in
shoes, in 1888 was elected Auditor of Monroe County. Married Miss Waldron,
Indiana University, Its History, 1828-1890
Theophilus A. Wylie, 1890
William Francis Axtell, born December 28, 1855, at Solsberry, Greene Co.,
Indiana. Residence, Washington, Indiana. Educated in Bloomington High
School. Degree, A. B. Occupation, teacher, in the public schools, Principal
of Washington (Indiana) high School in 1886. Married Miss Kate Bollenbacher.
Indiana University, Its History, 1828-1890
Theophilus A. Wylie, 1890
Minnie (Coffin) Wallingford, born in Salem, Indiana. Residence, Minneapolis,
Minnesota. Educated in Bloomington, Indiana. Degree, B.S.