Category Archives: Brown County

Mary Jane Yoder

Mary Jane Yoder
b. 1 April 1854, Brown County, Indiana, to John and Mary (Tull) Yoder
d. 30 March 1894, Hamilton Township, Harrison County, Missouri

m. 23 November 1873, Harrison County, Missouri
John Mathis
b. 25 December 1840, Brown County, Indiana
d. 20 February 1914, Hamilton Township, Harrison County, Missouri

Children with John Mathis:
• Lieuella
• Dollie
• George
• Ebenezer “Bud”
• Carl
• Carrie
• Hovey
• Alice

Mary Jane left Indiana about 1857.

Submitted by:
Kathleen M. Kinstler
Tigard OR

John Mathis

John Mathis
b. 25 December 1840, Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, to Reuben and Loretta (Pierce) Mathis, Jr.
d. 20 February 1914, Hamilton Township, Harrison County, Missouri

m. 23 November 1873, Harrison County, Missouri
Mary Jane Yoder
b. 1 April 1854, Brown County, Indiana
d. 30 March 1894, Hamilton Township, Harrison County, Missouri

Children with Mary Jane Yoder:
• Lieuella
• Dollie
• George
• Ebenezer “Bud”
• Carl
• Carrie
• Hovey
• Alice

John left Indiana about 1868.

Submitted by:
Kathleen M. Kinstler
Tigard OR

James Edward Frad

James Edward Frad
b. 20 November 1844, Hamblin Township, Brown County, Indiana, to James and Lydia (Stewart) Frad
d. 30 December 1920, Alamo, Hidalgo County, Texas

m/1. 25 December 1867, Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa
Eliza Porter
b. March 1848, Briston, England
d. 2 January 1903, Freeman Township, Dickens County, Iowa

m/2. 11 September 1911
Emma Paddock

Children with Eliza Porter:
• Clarence (b. ca. 1868)
• Robert J.
• William J. (1871-1932) married Lulu Pickler
• Joseph Delbert (1877-1948) married (1) Naomi Purinton, (2) Mille Peters
• Leroy (1880-1951) married (1) Emma [–?–], (2) Dolly [–?–]
• James Edward (1885-1945) married Anna Victoria Johnson

James lived in Hamblin Township in Brown County and Wildcat County in Tipton County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1865. He was a farmer.

Submitted by:
Paula Frighetti
Tucson AZ
E-mail: dntfncmein@msn.com

Harriet Ann Duncan

Harriet Ann Duncan
b. 1 March 1838, Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana
d. 8 February 1922, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m. 18 September 1861, Douglas County, Kansas
Benjamin Glenn

Children with Benjamin Glenn:
• William
• John
• [–?–] married Thomas Warren
• Ellen married [–?–] Cates
• [–?–] married Frank Gregory
• [–?–] married R. B. Keplinger
• Sherman Duncan
• Benjamin
• Alec
• David

Harriet Ann emigrated about 1850 from Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Stokly D. Vaughn

Stokly (or Stokely) D. Vaughn
b. 26 June 1830* Hawkins Co., Tennessee [*obit says b. 1831]
d. 8 May 1917 Lawrence Co., Indiana
bur. Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana

m. 26 July 1850, Brown Co., Indiana
Amanda Sullivan
b. 9 Nov 1934 Johnson Co., Indiana
d. 13 May 1917 Lawrence Co., Indiana
bur. Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana

Children with Amanda Sullivan

  • William Clinton (1851-1912) m. Emma Upton
  • Margaret Ann (1853-1927) m. Isaac Fish
  • Srepta Jane (1855-1933) m. Joshua Waldrip
  • Mary Matilda (1857-1917) m. John Bodenhamer
  • Nancy Catharine (1859-1878) m. Charles Riley McCammon
  • James Ervin (1861-1907) m. Josie Sherlock
  • Eli Wilson (1866-1922) m. Mary Vaughn
  • Cyrus Douglas (1868-1944) m. Elizabeth Norman
  • Marinda Ellen (1870-1952) m. Dalton Clark
  • Susan Eunice (1871-1905) m. Sherman Deckard
  • Flora Belle (1875-1962) m. John Fender
  • Charles Roscoe (1876-1896)

David was the son of Wilson Vaughn and Nancy Bowlen. He married Amanda Sullivan who was the daughter of William Sullivan and Nancy Anna Rogers. He came to Indiana about 1849 with his mother, three brothers, and a sister. They initially settled in Brown Co., Indiana where David and his wife, Amanda, met and were married. Before moving to Lawrence County, they settled in Jackson County. David worked as a carpenter, was a member of the local Methodist church, and served as a Justice of the Peace. His obituary and death notice appeared in a number of local papers including the Bloomington Telephone and the Bedford Daily Mail, both describing David and his family as pioneers of the county. He died at the age of 85.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccammon@comcast.net

Charles Claude Casey, Sr.

CHARLES CLAUDE CASEY,  SR.
b. 19 March 1884, near Bicknell, Knox County, Indiana, to Charles Robert and Tabitha (Crusslow) Casey
d. 2 February 1952, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

m/1. April 1909
Laura Louise Bange d. 1910

m/2. 1910
Lydia Shoemaker
b. 10 June 1886
d. 14 December 1915, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan

Children with Laura Louise Bange:

  • Eloise Dorothy (1910-2002) married [–?–] Craig

Children with Lydia Shoemaker:

  • Charles Claude, Jr. (1912-1970)
  • Carleton (1915-1915)

Charles lived in Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Knox, and Ripley counties in Indiana before emigrating in or before 1912.

Submitted by:
Donna Casey
Milford MI

Moses Millard Ward

Moses Millard Ward
b. 30 November 1817, Monroe County, Ohio, to Timothy and Rebecca (Matheney) Ward
d. 4 August 1893, Lakin Township, Barton County, Kansas

m. 18 August 1838, Monroe County, Ohio
Matilda Moore
b. 31 December 1819, Ohio, to Solomon and Mary Sarah (Truex) Moore
d. 25 November 1874, Van Buren, Brown County, Indiana

Children with Matilda Moore:

  • Mahlon (1839-1915) married Rebecca Downey
  • Henry Johnson (1841-1933) married (1) Susan W. Sowders, (2) Margaret Adaline Butler
  • Benjamin F. (1843-1901)
  • Mary J. (b. 1846)
  • Timothy (1849-1923) married Amanda M. Gatten
  • Rebecca A. (b. 1851)
  • Emaline (1855-1926) married (1) John Gatten, (2) George Webster King, (3) Phillip A. Moore, (4) Daniel Keller, (5) Harold R. Brown
  • Evaline (1855-1890) married Christopher Cook
  • Albert (b. 1859)

Moses immigrated to Indiana from Belmont County, Ohio, in 1847. They emigrated from Brown County, Indiana, to Barton County, Kansas, in 1878.

Emaline and Evaline were twins. Mahlon, Henry Johnson “John”, Timothy, and Emaline are all buried in Barton County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Donna R. Kuhlman
Columbus IN