John Borders Brenton

JOHN BORDERS BRENTON
b. 30 March 1832, Pike County, Indiana, to Robert and Catherine (Borders) Brenton
d. 3 December 1899, Kremlin, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory

m. 5 October 1854, Centerville, Spencer County, Indiana
Ruth Miller Heady
b. 14 September 1833, Grass Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to Esquire and Susanna “Sucky” E. (Cotton) Heady
d. 13 January 1907, Kremlin, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory

Children with Ruth Miller Heady:

  • Robert Merrifield (1855-1935) married Sarah Belle Dillin
  • Christopher Julius (1857-1891) married Jessie C. Linnens
  • John Samuel (1858-aft. 1900)
  • Franklin A. (1860-1926) married Laura Evelyn Springston
  • Effa (1866-1884)
  • Clara Flora (1868-1909) married Floyd Dillon
  • Blanche (1872-1904) married Kile R. Ochiltree

John was a carpenter and moved west as the railroads opened the west. He served in the Civil War in Company E, 58th Regiment, Indiana from October 1861 to July 1865.

He lived in Pike County and in Bainbridge and Harbison townships in Dubois County while in Indiana. He left about 1878 from Harbison Township to Harvey County, Kansas, then moved on to Pueblo, Colorado about 1891.

Submitted by:
Radine Brenton Weedon
Stow OH

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