Category Archives: Clark County

Virgil James Gilchrist

Virgil James Gilchrist
birth: 28 Mar 1900 in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., IN to William Jefferson Gilchrist & Millie Artemicia Mow
death: 08 Apr 1971 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN
burial: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN

marriage: 25 Oct. 1927 in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN
Alcie Elizabeth O’Dell
birth: 25 Oct 1903 in Montgomery County, IN to William Franklin O’Dell & Virginia Margaret Phelps
death: 18 Mar 1972 in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN
burial: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co, IN

Children of Virgil James Gilchrist and Alcie Elizabeth O’Dell:

  • Claudia Marie Gilchrist m. Robert Eugene Deen
  • Margaret Jean Gilchrist m. Frank Duane Killebrew
  • Wilma Opal Gilchrist (11 Dec. 1930 – 01 May 2012) m. 27 Aug 1955 to Samuel Cline Gill
  • James Bruce Gilchrist (01 Jan 1933 – 04 Jan 2004) m. Katherine Joanna Wishard
  • Living
  • Robert Allen Gilchrist m. Patricia Sue McAllister

Virgil James Gilchrist lived in:

  • 1900-1927 Fulton County, IN
  • 1928- 1939 St. Joseph Co., IN and Fulton Co., IN
  • 1943-1945 New Albany, Floyd County, IN
  • 1945- 1954 Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN
  • 1957-1971 Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN
  • 1939-1943 Vinita, Craig County, OK
  • 1954-1957 Reidland, McCrackin County, KY

Other Information:

Virgil dropped out of high school in the first part of his senior year and began his life’s work in construction. For a short time he took a job in IL, working on a horse farm and helping to train trotters and pacers. He loved sulky racing and frequently took his family to fairgrounds and race tracks where these horses were raced. He never bet on the horses, but simply loved to watch them run. Living in Jeffersonville, IN he often took out-of-town visitors to Lexington, KY to tour the thoroughbred horse farms in the days when visitors were allowed to walk through the barns and stables. In his younger days, Virgil was on the construction crew that built the football stadium at Notre Dame University in South Bend. During his working life, he worked as a carpenter and later as construction superintendent, building schools, churches and place of business. From the 1940s until his death, Virgil was very active in the Methodist Church, serving as lay leader, chairman of the official board, choir member and Sunday School teacher. He started teaching a class of junior high school students at Park Place Methodist Church and continued with that class until those students had children in junior high school. He was lovingly called “Pop” Gilchrist by that group, and at the time of his death, the class built a picnic shelter on the church property and named it in honor of Virgil J. Gilchrist. He loved working with young people, and he loved the Lord he served so faithfully.

Submitted by: 
E Ann Grubb
Your Email: eanng1177@gmail.com

Bonnie Lincoln Noe

Bonnie Lincoln Noe
birth: 13 Feb 1921, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY to C.F. Noe and Agatha May Lightcap
death: 16 Feb 1999 at Naples, Collier Co., FL
burial: Barnes Cemetery, Nabb, Clark Co., IN

marriage: 29 Mar 1944, Scottsburg, Scott Co., IN
Margaret Ann Nicholson
birth: 21 Sep 1927, Salem, Washington Co., IN to Noble Durward Nicholson and Ruth Helen Voyles
death: 9 Feb 2016, Naples, Collier Co., FL
burial: Barnes Cemetery, Nabb, Clark Co., IN

Children of Bonnie Lincoln Noe and Margaret Ann Nicholson:

  • Paula Jeanne Noe, b. 1946, living, m. Steven Carlisle
  • Peggy Joanne Noe, b. 1949, living
  • Patsy Joyce Noe, b. 1952, living
  • Pamela Joy Noe, b. 1958, living
  • Penny Janalyn Noe, b. 1967, living

Bonnie Lincoln Noe lived in:

  • Nabb, Scott County, Indiana from 1921 – 1967
  • Naples, Collier County, Florida

Other Information:

Bonnie was a owner and operator of his own business:  Noe’s Garage and Filling Station in Nabb.  He also drove a school bus for Lexington Township School, Lexington, Scott County, Indiana and was a hobby farmer.   His wife, Margaret Ann Noe, was Bonnie’s assistant and also drove a school bus in Lexington Township.  She was their first woman school driver.  Due to Bonnie’s health, the couple moved to Naples, Florida, where it was warmer and out of the cold winters of Indiana.

Submitted by:
Jeannie & Steve Carlisle
Email: carlisle.jeannie@gmail.com

Daniel Kirk

Daniel Kirk
birth: 1 Oct 1828 at Shelby Co., IN to William Henry Kirk and Elizabeth Depew
death: 11 Oct 1901, Morgan Co., IN
burial: Shultz Cemetery, Martinsville, Jefferson Twp., Morgan Co., IN

marriage: 7 Dec 1851, Morgan Co., IN
Martha Ellen Dow
birth: 9 Sep 1835 at Clark Co., IN to Nathan Dow and Matilda Robertson
death: 27 Apr 1891, Morgan Co., IN
burial: Shultz Cemetery, Martinsville, Jefferson Twp., Morgan Co., IN

Children of Daniel Kirk and Martha Ellen Dow:

  • Ella May Kirk, b. 27 Nov 1852, d. 5 Jan 1924, m. 18 Sep 1870 to Uriah Madison Hinson
  • William H Kirk, b. 20 Aug 1854, d. 15 Jul 1855
  • Charles Hamiller Kirk, b. 27 Feb 1856, d. 20 Aug 1938 at Westminster, CA, m. 3 Aug 1876 to Lucina “Sina” Garrison
  • Harvey Alexander Kirk, b. 27 Sep 1857, d. 24 Dec 1934, m. 18 Apr 1878 to Margaret Isabella Johnston
  • Mary Elizabeth Kirk, b. 13 Apr 1860, d. 1 May 1950, m. 18 Apr 1878 to John Wesley Dailey Sr
  • Benjamin Robertson Kirk, b. 5 Mar 1862, d, 17 Jul 1865
  • Susan Matilda Kirk, b. 7 Oct 1864, d. 20 Jul 1865
  • James Edward Kirk, b. 15 Jul 1867, d. 27 Jul 1926, m. (1) 20 Mar 1888 to Tura Belle Hinson, (2) 29 Oct 1891 to Abby Ellen Green
  • Daniel Perry Kirk, b. 13 Nov 1868, d. 26 Oct 1937, m. 4 Jan 1890 to Eva Lea Wooden
  • Nathan Franklin Kirk, b. 12 Jul 1871, d. 24 mar 1912, m. 18 Oct 1893 to Emma Mae Hinson
  • Martha Jane Kirk, b. 10 Jul 1872, d. 19 Oct 1881
  • Benjamin Allen Kirk, b. 16 Apr 1874, d. 8 Sep 1942, m. 15 Feb 1905 to Rebecca Hinson
  • Maggie Rosetta Kirk, b. 27 Sep 1879, d. 14 Nov 1881

Daniel Kirk Lived In:

Born in Shelby County, Daniel Kirk spent his entire life in the state of Indiana. After his mother died 4 July 1835, his father remarried, 17 February 1836, to Susan R Sloan. The family moved to Morgan County sometime between the remarriage and 1840. Most of Daniel’s life was spent in Jefferson Township, Morgan County. Before 1900, he’d removed to East Highland Street in Martinsville, Washington Twp., in Morgan. A widowered farmer, the 1900 census records he had zero days unemployed.

Other Information:

Daniel Kirk was a prosperous Jefferson Township farmer, working 220 acres that father-in-law Nathan Dow had originally acquired as a 240 acre parcel in two deeds dated 6 September 1836. The Kirks purchased the farm in 1855 and 1856 from Martha’s brother, David Dow, who had obtained it from his siblings following Nathan Dow’s death. The 1870 U.S. census lists Daniel’s real estate valued at $6000 and his personal property at $5000. The farm was honored as a Hoosier Homestead Farm in 1979 and still belongs to a descendant.

The Kirks were devout Christians, belonging to the Lamb’s Creek Christian Church, where Daniel was a leader. With the exception of Charles, who removed to California, all of the Kirk children lived their entire lives in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Patricia Marsh Dow
Email: pdow@aol.com

 

 

John Dellinger

John Dellinger
birth: 24 June 1784, Lincoln County, North Carolina to John and Barbara (Whitener) Dellinger
death: Between 31 Oct 1840 – 8 Feb 1841 at Clark County, Indiana

marriage: 8 Aug 1808 at Lincoln Co., N.C.
Elizabeth (Bollinger) Shuford
birth: c.1787 at Lincoln Co., N.C. to Heinrich and Mary Magdalene (Savits) Bollinger
death: After 1 June 1850, Clark Co., IN

Children of John Dellinger and Elizabeth (Bollinger) Shuford  :

  • (John’s stepdaughter) Susannah A. C. Perkins, b. 1804, d. after 1862, m. Alfred Spangler
  • (John’s stepdaughter) Mary “Polly” Shuford, b. 1806, d. 1871, m. Isaac Prather
  • Barbara Dellinger, b. c1809, d. after 1870, m. John Lutz
  • Sarah Dellinger, b. 1814, d. after 1870, m. Henry Fry
  • Elizabeth Dellinger, b. 1815, d. 1891, m. Albert Bennett
  • Jacob Dellinger, b. 1816, d. 1878, m. unmarried
  • John Dellinger, b. 1818, d. 1899, m. unmarried
  • Indiana Dellinger, b. c1820, d. after 1860, m. James Henry Whitsel
  • Sophia L. Dellinger, b. c1823, d. after 1900, m. Henry Spaulding
  • William Henry Dellinger, b. 1825, d. 1904, m. Claudine M. Clark

 John Dellinger Lived In:

  • 1784 – 1814 Lincoln County, North Carolina
  • 1814 until his death, John Dellinger lived on Lancassange Creek, Clark Co., Indiana. The area is present-day Utica Township.

 

Submitted by:
Kathy Gunter Sullivan
Email: sully1@carolina.rr.com

Luther Sly

Luther Sly
birth: 1816, Canadaigua, Ontario County, New York to Benjamin Martin Sly, Jr. and Joanna Green

married:
Mary Margaret Rockey

Children of Luther Sly and Mary Margaret Rockey:

  • Benjamin Martin Sly; b. Dec 1843, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana; m. Caroline Mehne

Submitted by:
James Sly
james.sly@opm.gov

Edmond Jacob Lightcap

Edmond Jacob Lightcap
b. 11 December 1875, Henryville, Clark County, Indiana, to Jacob W. and Nancy Ann (Beckett) Lightcap
d. 29 January 1957, Rockford, Illinois

m. 23 January 1898
Nora Bell Carroll
b. 13 November 1877
d. 27 October 1954
dv. 19 December 1919

Children with Nora Bell Carroll:
• Rhoda Mae (b. 1899)
• Strausie (b. 1901)
• Cordia (b. 1904)
• Ralph M. (b. 1908)

Child of Nora Bell Carroll:
• Ferris Carroll

Edmond moved from Indiana to Illinois with his son after his divorce in 1919, but his daughters remained with their mother.

Submitted by:
Jeannie Noe Carlisle
Nabb IN
E-mail: carlisle.jeannie@gmail.com

Robert White Wilson

Robert White Wilson
b. 17 December 1813, Sussex County, Delaware, to Jesse and Lovy (Waller) Wilson
d. 9 June 1890, Mariposa Township, Jasper County, Iowa

m. 10 November 1835, Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
Johanna DeMar
b. 27 October 1819, Kentucky, to Francis G. and Nancy (Haldren) DeMar
d. 6 April 1890, Mariposa Township, Jasper County, Iowa

Children with Johanna DeMar:
• Ann Jane (1836-1843)
• Rebecca Frances (1838-1920)
• Charlotte Regina (1840-1921)
• Sarah Irene (1843-1907)
• Mary Fletcher (1845-1846)
• William DeMar (1847-1884)
• Robert Fleetwood (1849-1932)
• David Rice (1852-1949)
• Fletcher Nesbitt (1854-1944)
• Eliza Laura Jane (1857-1882)

Robert moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1814, then to Fayette County, Kentucky, before coming to Clark County, Indiana, in 1821. He lived in Clark and Scott counties in Indiana before moving to Phillips County, Arkansas, in 1837. In 1842, he returned to Scott and Clark counties in Indiana, before going by covered wagon to Jasper County, Iowa, in 1854. He was a farmer, a Methodist, and a Republican.

Submitted by:
Donald M. Wilson
W. Des Moines IA
E-mail: dwilson986@msn.com

Frank Howell Neeld

Frank Howell Neeld
b. March 1881, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, to James W. and Catherine C. (Wells) Neeld
d. 1954, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

m. 8 June 1903, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
Catherine Ethel Edmonds
b. 1884, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana
d. 16 October 1958, Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Catherine Ethel Edmonds:
• Catherine
• Agnes
• Lou
• Frank
• Lawrence
• Helena

The family left New Albany, Indiana, in 1915.

Submitted by:
Joel K. Waszak
Louisville CO
E-mail: jwaszak@mho.com

Isaac McCoy

Isaac McCoy
b. 13 June 1784, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to William H. and Elizabeth (Rice) McCoy
d. 21 June 1846, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

m. 6 October 1803, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Christiana Polk
b. 12 November 1784, Nelson County, Kentucky, to Charles and Delilah (Tyler) Polk
d. 6 August 1850, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Children with Christiana Polk:
• Mahala (1804-1818)
• Rice (1807-1833)
• Josephus (1808-1831)
• Delilah (1809-1844) married Johnston Lykins
• John Calvin (1811-1889) married (1) Virginia Chick, (2) Elizabeth Woodson
• Elizabeth (1813-1822)
• Sarah (1815-1835) married (1) Thomas Jefferson Givens, (2) Thomas Gilens
• Christiana (1817-1837) married William Ward
• Nancy Judson (1819-1850)
• Eleanor (1821-1839) married Husband Dononue
• Maria Staunton (1823-1824)
• Isaac (1825-1849) married Martha Stone
• Charles Rice (1827-1831)
• infant (1831)

The family moved to near Sellersburg, Clark County, in the Indiana Territory in 1804. Later, they moved to Vincennes, Knox County, where Isaac was a spinning wheel maker and a jailer. In 1805, they moved back to Clark County, where he was licensed as a Baptist minister. Isaac served at Mariah Creek Church in Knox County, starting in October 1810. In 1818, he established an Indian mission north of Terre Haute near Montezuma on Raccoon Creek in Parke County. In 1820 he went to Fort Wayne in Allen County to establish a church for Indians; Christiana had a school that taught spinning and weaving. In 1828, Isaac was appointed a member of the commission to arrange the removal of Indians to reservations in Kansas. He and two sons moved to the Kansas City, Missouri area. In 1843, Isaac returned to Indiana where he was appointed Secretary and General Agent for the Indiana Mission Association of Louisville, Kentucky.

Isaac wrote a book on the white man’s attempt to Christianize the Indians in 1840. A memorial book Early Indian Missions by W.N. Wyeth tells of the lives and mission work of Rev. and Mrs. McCoy. Many of his writings are in the Isaac McCoy Collection of the Kansas Historical Society. The towns of Niles and Grand Rapids, Michigan were originally McCoy Indian Missions.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

Joseph Charles Lightcap

Joseph Charles Lightcap
b. 23 October 1882, Henryville, Clark County, Indiana, to Jacob W. and Nancy Ann (Beckett) Lightcap
d. 8 October 1939, Menard, Illinois

m. June 1905, Mansfield, Piatt County, Illinois
Lula Maud Brown
b. 14 January 1886, Mansfield, Piatt County, Illinois
d. 25 March 1966, Farmer City, Dewitt City, Illinois

Children with Lula Maud Brown:
• Dorothy Mae
• Mary Kathryn
• Russell Olander
• Martha

Joseph left Clark County, Indiana, before 1905.

Submitted by:
Jeannie Noe Carlisle
Nabb IN
E-mail: scjc@scottsburg.com