Category Archives: Cass County

Rebecca Belew

Rebecca Belew
b. 5 September 1832 IN to Joseph Belew and Susanna Pearson
d. 10 June 1873, Cass Co., IN
bur. Bethel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

Rebecca Belew gravestone

Rebecca Belew gravestone

m. 28 December 1848 at Cass Co., IN
Daniel Pickrell Skinner
b. 24 June 1824 at Montgomery Co., OH, son of !omas and Permelia (Cox) Skinner
d. 22 January 1882 Cass Co., IN
bur. Bethel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN.
Daniel m2. 30 December 1873 at Cass Co., IN to Amanda Bell

Children with Daniel Pickrell Skinner:

  • Amanda Alica Skinner (15 February 1850–9 March 1873) m. Stephen Melinger
  • Milton Robert Skinner (abt. 1851–?) m. Portia Carr, Dora LaRose, Emma Maiben
  • Johnson Ballou Skinner (28 April 1853–19 April 1906) m. Sarah Lucinda McCoy
  • Marilla Mossilene Skinner (1856–16 January 1929) m. Samuel F. De Moss
  • William Schuyler Skinner (19 January 1869–9 February 1927) m. Matilda V. Powell

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL
kstickney2@cfl.rr.com

Daniel Pickrell Skinner

Daniel Pickrell Skinner
b. 24 June 1824 Montgomery Co., OH, to Thomas Skinner and Permelia Cox
d. 22 January 1882, Cass Co., IN
bur. Bethel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

Daniel Pickrell Skinner gravestone

Daniel Pickrell Skinner gravestone

m1. 28 December 1848 at Cass Co., IN
Rebecca Belew
b. 5 September 1832 in IN, daughter of Joseph and Susanna (Pearson) Belew
d. 10 June 1873 Cass Co., IN; bur. Bethel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

m2. 30 December 1873 at Cass Co., IN
Amanda Bell

Children with Rebecca Belew:

  • Amanda Alica Skinner (15 February 1850–9 March 1873) m. Stephen Melinger
  • Milton Robert Skinner (abt. 1851–?) m. Portia Carr, Dora LaRose, Emma Maiben
  • Johnson Ballou Skinner (28 April 1853–19 April 1906) m. Sarah Lucinda McCoy
  • Marilla Mossilene Skinner (1856–16 January 1929) m. Samuel F. De Moss
  • William Schuyler Skinner (19 January 1869–9 February 1927) m. Matilda V. Powell

Child with Amanda Bell:

  • Emma Skinner

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL
kstickney2@cfl.rr.com

Permelia Cox

Permelia Cox
b. 1800 TN, daughter of Richard and Fannie Cox
d. 21 March 1868 Cass Co., IN
bur. Skinner Chapel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

Permelia Cox

Permelia Cox

Permelia Skinner gravestone

Permelia Skinner gravestone

m. 7 September 1820 at Montgomery Co., OH
Thomas Skinner
b. 11 March 1795 at Rockingham Co., NC, son of Thomas and Sarah (Pickrell) Skinner
d. 3 April 1880 Cass Co., IN
bur. Skinner Chapel Cemetery, Cass Co, IN
(Thomas m2. Mary Bockover on 24 May 1870.)

Children with Thomas Skinner:

  • John Calvin Skinner (1821–1896), m. Hannah Crooks, Sarah Han, and Fannie Bell
  • Daniel Pickrel Skinner (1824–1882) m. Rebecca Belew and Amanda Bell
  • Samuel Edwards Skinner (1826–1884) m. Mary Johnson
  • Richard Cox Skinner (1827–1905) m. Elizabeth Conrad
  • Caroline Skinner (1830–1920) m. Joseph Young Belew/Ballou
  • Margaret Jane SKinner (1832–1917) m. George W. Coil
  • Ira Hollingsworth Skinner (1834–1919) m. Nancy Ann Arthahultz
  • Thomas Harrison Skinner (1836–1927) m. Sarah A. Bockover
  • Sarah Ann Skinner (1838–1873) m. Tipton Clary

According to Thomas B. Helm’s History of Cass County, Indiana, Thomas and Permelia were among the founding members of the Twelve Mile Christian Church and donated land for the first church building.

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL
kstickney2@cfl.rr.com

Thomas Skinner

Thomas Skinner
b. 11 March 1795 at Rockingham Co., NC, son of Thomas and Sarah (Pickrell) Skinner
d. 3 April 1880 at Cass Co. IN
bur. Skinner Chapel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

Thomas Skinner

Thomas Skinner

m1. 7 Sept. 1820 at Montgomery Co., OH
Permelia Cox
b. 1800 in TN to Richard and Fannie Cox
d. 21 March 1868 at Cass Co., IN
bur. Skinner Chapel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

m2. 24 May 1870
Mary Bockover

Children with Permelia Cox:

  • John Calvin Skinner (1821–1896), m. Hannah Crooks, Sarah Han, and Fannie Bell
  • Daniel Pickrel Skinner (1824–1882) m. Rebecca Belew and Amanda Bell
  • Samuel Edwards Skinner (1826–1884) m. Mary Johnson
  • Richard Cox Skinner (1827–1905) m. Elizabeth Conrad
  • Caroline Skinner (1830–1920) m. Joseph Young Belew/Ballou
  • Margaret Jane SKinner (1832–1917) m. George W. Coil
  • Ira Hollingsworth Skinner (1834–1919) m. Nancy Ann Arthahultz
  • Thomas Harrison Skinner (1836–1927) m. Sarah A. Bockover
  • Sarah Ann Skinner (1838–1873) m. Tipton Clary

Skinner’s obituary in the Logansport Weekly Journal (10 April 1880) states that he moved as a youth with his parents to Ohio, then in 1836 with his family to Adams Township, Cass Co., Indiana. His funeral was one of the largest in the township. Thomas B. Helm’s History of Cass County, Indiana, states that Thomas and his wife were among the founding members of the Twelve Mile Christian Church and donated land for the first church building.

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL
kstickney2@cfl.rr.com

John Wiseman

John Wiseman
b. 5 January 1800, Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky, to James and Lydia Wiseman
d. 17 January 1882, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington

m/1. 8 February 1827, Harrison County, Indiana
Hannah Venner

m/2. 10 January 1841, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Catherine Van Doran

m/3. 14 December 1854, Linn County, Oregon
Catherine (Brown) Snith

Children:

  • Elizabeth married James Pearl
  • Catherine married Henry Rebhan
  • Sarah married Joseph Pearl
  • Daniel
  • Nancy Jane married Joseph McKinney
  • Lydia Ann married (1) Columbus Deal, (2) George Hill
  • James B.
  • Harriet L. married [–?–] Pollard
  • John Wesley married Bettie Jane Barton
  • Mary A. married [–?–] DeWitt
  • Hannah married Franklin Presley
  • William

John emigrated from Indiana in 1844 to Andrew, Missouri, and then moved to Linn
County, Oregon, in 1852. John’s father served in the Revolutionary War from Rowan County, North Carolina. He moved to Madison County, Kentucky, in 1792; to Cumberland County, Kentucky, in 1798; to Harrison County, Indiana, in 1813; and to Miami County, Indiana, in 1833.

Submitted by:
Robert D. Wiseman
Elkhart IN

John W Saxon

John W Saxon
b. 19 July 1873, Indiana, to Charles W. and Mary (Hyman) Saxon

m. about 1898
Julie I. [–?–]
b. September 1879, Michigan

Children with Julie I. [–?–]:

  • Nettie
  • Charles
  • Geraldine

John emigrated from Washington Township, Cass County, Indiana, with his parents to Chicago in 1877 and moved to Sand Lake, Kent County, Michigan, between 1880 and 1900.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com

Derexy Emeline Saxon

Derexy Emeline Saxon
b. about 1846, Carroll County, Indiana

m. 30 September 1860, Cass County, Indiana
David W. Osenbaugh

Children with David W. Osenbaugh:

  • Cora
  • Elmer

Derexy resided in Carroll and Cass counties in Indiana. He then moved to Champaign County, Illinois, before 1880.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com

James R Roark

James R Roark
b. 19 October 1834, Patrick County, Virginia
d. 14 December 1900, Valley Junction, Iowa

m. 1859, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
S. A. Nevitt

Children with S. A. Nevitt:

  • Elzada Roark married [–?–] Smith
  • Bert M.
  • Charles F.
  • Edgar G.
  • Otto

James emigrated from Indiana to Madison County, Iowa, where he lived until moving his family to Valley Junction, Iowa, in 1895.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt, from Hawkeye Heritage, published by Iowa Genealogical Society, winter 1993.

Frank Leighton Dunkelberger

Frank Leighton Dunkelberger
b. 29 April 1863, near Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, to Joel and Harriet Amanda Dunkelberger
d. 25 July 1948, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

m. 18 March 1886, Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Martha Everett Bowers
b. 22 October 1866, near Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
d. 28 May 1933, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

Children with Martha Everett Bowers:

  • Grover Ray (1887–1969)
  • Harry Maurice (1889–1979)
  • Gertie Mae (1891–1981) married Clarence T. Van Dolah
  • Orvill Leslie (1892–1978)
  • Albert J. (1895–1895)
  • Zora Victoria (1896–1967) married (1) Peter Thiel, (2) Arthur Krehbiel
  • Clarence (1900–1900)
  • Roy Franklin (1901–1965)
  • Charley Lee (1903–1964)

Frank’s father, Joel Dunkelberger, died during the Civil War and left his wife with several young children. Both Frank and his brother Benjamin moved to Kingman County, Kansas, about 1878.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

Francis Marion Ayers and Adeline Bishop

Francis Marion Ayers
b. 10 May 1850, Wabash County, Indiana, to Barcus and Anna (Martin) Ayers
d. 31 December 1924, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas,
m. 25 May 1871, Fulton County, Indiana

Adeline Bishop
b. 16 January 1850, Cass County, Indiana, to Stephen Manning and Caroline Amelia (Bonnel) Bishop
d. 21 March 1935, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas

Children with Adeline Bishop:

  • Charles (b. 1872) married Mary E. [–?–]
  • Laura O. (1873-1959) married Albert Sidney Butner
  • Alton S. (b. 1876) married Jay Smith
  • Allie J. (b. 1879)
  • Viola (b. 1882)
  • Elmer M. (b. 1886)
  • Rosa Elmira (1888-1917) married Robert Benjamin McNett

Francis resided in Wabash, Grant and Fulton counties in Indiana. He and his family emigrated from Indiana to Harrison Township, White County, Arkansas, in 1874.

Submitted by:
Linda Wilson
Kansas City MO