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Cora Conner

b. 3 December 1850, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, to Richard James and Mary McAlpine (Alexander) Conner
d. 28 February 1937, Washington, D.C.

m. 27 April 1870, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
W. Terrell Pattison
b. 13 November 1845, Marion County, Indiana, to Thurston Thomas Nelson and Elizabeth Grant (Mauzy) Pattison
d. 14 November 1928, Washington, D.C.

Children with W. Terrell Pattison:

  • Frederick (1871-1891)
  • Gertrude (b. 1872) married Clarence Benjamin Miller
  • George [a daughter] (b. 1875) married Edward Neffeler
  • Florence (b. 1877) married Edwin Derickson Vincent
  • Louise (1885-1971)

Cora lived in Noblesville and Indianapolis, Indiana, before emigrating in 1935 to live with her daughter Gertrude in Washington, D.C.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN

Anna Laura Conner

b. 11 April 1861, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, to George Frederick and Elizabeth (Hazelrigg) Conner
d. 17 May 1912, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

m. 1885, Laurel, Franklin County, Indiana
John Betson Johnson
d. 4 April 1925, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

Children with John Betson Johnson:

  • Lucas Conner (b. 1886) married Rachel Roberts Alexander
  • George Conner (1888-1917)
  • John Conner (b. 1894)
  • Richard Conner (b. 1896) married Etta Shaw

Anna lived in Noblesville, Hamilton County, and Laurel, Franklin County, before leaving Indiana around 1887.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN

Alexander Hamilton Conner

b. 5 August 1831, Conner’s Trading Post, Hamilton County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth (Chapman) Conner
d. 29 May 1891, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska

m/1. 1855
Helen Stevenson
b. 1833
d. 27 January 1856

m/2. 1865, Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky
Katherine Willis
b. 8 August 1842, Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky, to William and Sara Hane (Tupman) Willis
d. 13 May 1911, South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan

Children with Katherine Willis

  • William Willis Graves (1866-1930)
  • Sarah Katherine (1868-1963)
  • Elizabeth (1871-1873)

None of the children married.

Alexander lived in Noblesville, Hamilton County, and Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Helen died in childbirth shortly after their marriage; the child died, too. He attended New York Law School at Poughkeepsie, and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Indiana General Assembly, but lost his bid for U.S. Senate three times. He was actively involved in the campaign for Abraham Lincoln. He was appointed postmaster of Indianapolis in 1861. He and two others owned the Indianapolis Journal for several years, selling it in 1870. He was chairman of the Republican Central Committee 1868-1872. In 1872, he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he practiced law. He was a member of the Nebraska State Senate for three terms, serving as its president for two years.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN

George Cyrus Cole

b. 24 August 1844, Pennyan, Yates County, New York, to Cornelius and Eleanor (Daesler(?)) Cole
d. 22 July 1921, Union, Cass County, Michigan

m. 20 March 1867, Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan
Sarah M. Ross
b. 23 June 1844, Wayne Township, Noble County, Indiana
d. 2 October 1890, Stamford, Harlan County, Nebraska

Children with Sarah M. Ross:

  • Anna Eliza
  • Eddie Jacob
  • Eva May
  • Emmie E.
  • Edna E.
  • George Rueban (twin)
  • Caroline S. (twin)
  • Myron J.
  • Willis (twin)
  • Willard (twin)

George moved to Indiana from Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan, around the time he married Sarah Ross in 1867. The family lived in Kendallville, Noble County, until they emigrated in 1869.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

Anna Elisa Cole

b. 10 February 1868, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana, to George C. and Sarah N. (Ross) Cole
d. 8 August 1953, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado

m. 23 November 1886, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska
John H. Truesdell, Jr.
b. 3 March 1857, West Coxsacki, New York
d. 22 May 1952, Colorado

Children with John H. Truesdell, Jr.:

  • John
  • Sarah M.
  • Myrtle C.
  • Frank V.
  • Orlo M.
  • Grace
  • Willis H.
  • Mary E.
  • George M.
  • Corneluis
  • Eugene E.

Anna Elisa emigrated from Noble County, Indiana, in 1869.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

John Harrison Cochran

b. 1 November 1840, Allen County, Ohio, to George and Mary (Sunderland) Cochran
d. 1 February 1905, Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio

m. 11 September 1862, Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio
Anna Catherine Null
b. 30 March 1843, Thorn Township, Perry County, Ohio
d. 6 April 1936, Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio

Children with Anna Catherine Null:

  • John A. (1863-1864)
  • Charles E. (1865-1945)
  • Franklin E. (1867-1951)
  • Ida Jane (1870-1943)
  • Nettie Viola (1877-1957)
  • Lorena Elmira (1879-1967)

The family arrived in Tiosa, Fulton County, Indiana, after August 1869 and left after 1872.

Submitted by:
Carol W. Moellering
Fort Wayne IN

Robert Cloyd

b. 4 April 1836, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to John and [–?–] Cloyd
d. 1 June 1902, Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 31 March 1859, Ohio
Ann Randall
b. 29 April 1838, Ohio
d. 10 February 1879, Glengary, Fillmore County, Nebraska

Children with Ann Randall:

  • Emma Jane
  • John O.
  • William H.
  • Mattie E.
  • Jefferson F.
  • George A.
  • Cora B.

Robert lived in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, until 1865 when he emigrated to Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Ruby Jean Francis
Denver CO

James Oliver Clevenger

b. 20 July 1860, Greene County, Ohio, to Jonathan B. and Nancy (James) Clevenger
d. 13 April 1928, San Francisco, California

m. 29 June 1889, Grant County, Indiana
Nancy Gosnell
b. 23 March 1872, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, to Alexander and Martha Elizabeth (Reeder) Gosnell
d. 11 November 1948, San Francisco, California

Children with Nancy Gosnell:

  • Gladys Cary
  • Raymand Arl
  • Ruie Muriel
  • Frank
  • Ruby Madge
  • Robin Mary
  • Ruth Gosnell
  • Dorothy Isabel
  • Rudyard James
  • Theodore Matt
  • Charlotte Mande
  • Bonnie Mae
  • Martha Leona
  • Lenora Ann

James came to Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, about 1863 and lived in Jonesboro and Marion in Grant County before emigrating from Indiana in 1916.

Submitted by:
Joan Jane Yale Shields
Marion IN

William Holeman Clements

b. 17 July 1828, Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County,
Kentucky, to Phillip and Mary (Hiland) Clements
d. 5 February 1889, Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas

m. 24 September 1846, Boone County, Indiana
Elizabeth Brown
b. 4 August 1829, Indiana
d. 3 September 1906, Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Brown:

  • Milly Catherine married [–?–] Hutchings
  • Lafayette
  • Wesley Eugene
  • Mary Eliza married [–?–] Shirley
  • Philip Hathaway
  • Sarah Ellen married [–?–] Franklin
  • Laurenda Jane married [–?–] Hardendorf
  • Nancy Ann married [–?–] Johnson
  • Della Alice married [–?–] Ford
  • Letha Wilburn

William left Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky about 1834 and came to Indiana. He resided in Harrison Township, Boone County, until 1878 when he emigrated and moved west to Kansas, remaining there until his death.

Submitted by:
Donna Doyle
Fountain Valley CA

James K. Clear

b. 11 December 1844, Union City, Randolph County, Indiana, to Philip and Permelia (Clapp) Clear
d. 11 June 1918, Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas

m. 29 January 1874, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Nancy Ann Watters
b. 22 April 1856, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
d. 4 October 1948, Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas

Children with Nancy Ann Watters:

  • Philip Daniel (1874-1956) married Anna Niccum
  • Minnie V. (1877-1959)
  • Laura (1878-1959)
  • Orah (b. 1880)
  • Lula (1882-1970)
  • Etta (1887-1969) (twin)
  • Effie (b. 1887) (twin)

James enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. He fought in 11 battles and was wounded at Egypt Station, Mississippi, on 28 December 1864. After he was discharged, he lived with his widowed mother for a few years, then in 1870 moved to Defiance County, Ohio. In 1885, he moved to Cherokee County, Iowa, and later that year, moved to Nemaha County, Kansas. After a fire destroyed their home, James, Nancy Ann, and Philip’s family all moved to Sheridan County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Phyllis Clear Feeley
Naperville IL