Category Archives: Decatur County

Jesse Parmer

Jesse Parmer
b. 15 September 1789, Virginia, to Jesse and Rebecca Parmer
d. 18 November 1876, Jackson County, Iowa

m. 12 July 1814, Columbiana County, Ohio
Charity Pugh
b. 17 February 1796, Virginia
d. 18 August 1889, Jackson County, Iowa

Children with Charity Pugh:
• Aaron (b. 1815) married Catherine Davis
• Jesse (1818-1904) married (1) Sarah A. Davis, (2) Frances [–?–]
• Peter (1819-ca. 1864) married Catherine Davis
• Sarah (b. ca. 1820) married Levi Rolf
• Mary (b. 1822) married Daniel M. Robbins
• Belinda (b. 1826) married (1) Isaac E. Welch, (2) Joseph Larkins
• Nancy A. (b. 1837)

Jesse was an original landowner in Decatur County, Indiana, on 11 December 1834. It is unknown when he left Indiana. He was a veteran of the War of 1812.

Submitted by:
Francis Metz
Batesville IN

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James Parmer

James Parmer
b. 25 February 1821, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Joseph and Ruth (Potts) Parmer
d. 11 May 1911, Jackson County, Iowa

m. 25 April 1845, Decatur County, Indiana
America Davis
b/ 25 May 1828, Franklin County, Indiana, to Asa and Susannah (Blue) Davis
d. 10 October 1904

Children with America Davis:
• Ruth Ann (1846-1923) married Robert Bradley
• Asa D. (b. 1851)
• Joseph (1853-1854)
• John (1853-1865)
• James Amos (1858-1942) married Lucy Victoria Jerman
• David (1860-1890) married Laura A. Roush

James moved to Iowa in 1865. He was a member of the Adventist Church.

Submitted by:
Francis Metz
Batesville IN

Allen Jasper Hart

Allen Jasper Hart
b. 10 January 1882, Salt Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana, to James L. Marion and Harriett Jane (Shouse) Hart
d. 11 September 1957, Kiowa, Kansas

m. 14 February 1902, New Pennington, Decatur County, Indiana
Lou Ella Davis
b. 1 May 1881, Missouri, to David Arthur Thackrey and Anna Eliza (Hart) Davis
d. 3 August 1963, Jefferson County, Indiana

Allen was a farmer, and it is unknown when he left Indiana. Lou Ella had been committed to the Madison State Hospital on 2 September 1914, but Allen died in Kansas in 1957 before she died in Indiana in 1963.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Charles Edgar Davis

Charles Edgar Davis
b. 7 August 1897, Salt Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana, to David Arthur Thackrey and Anna Eliza (Hart) Davis
d. 30 April 1951, Michigan

m. 12 February 1922, Covington, Kentucky
Stella Marie Parmer
b. 4 November 1902, New Point, Decatur County, Indiana, to Isaac A. and Phebe May (Thackery) Parmer
d. 14 January 1996, Michigan

Children with Stella Marie Parmer:
• Doris Alene (1923-1998) married Ivan Gill
• Gerlad Keith (1927-1967) married Barbara Altman
• Joyce Marie (1936-1984) married David Fortson, Jr.

Charles was a World War I veteran. After Charles’ death, Stella Marie married Bonnye I. Donaldson. Again widowed, she married a third time to Leroy W. Vansickle.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Margaret Ethel Graham

Margaret Ethel “Maggie” Graham
b. 27 June 1882, Williamstown, Decatur County, Indiana, to William Isaac and Julietta (Cook) Graham
d. 21 October 1957, Illinois

m/1. 27 October 1901, Champaign County, Illinois
George Thomas Peters
b. 29 January 1878, Thomasboro, Illinois, to John and Mary (Redenbaugh) Peters
d. August 1940, Illinois

m/2. 17 September 1946
M. J. Wagner

m/3. 11 July 1950
George Matlock

Children with George Thomas Peters:
• Mary S. (1902-aft. 1939) married [–?–] Billman
• John William (1905-aft. 1939)
• Bertha Etta (1907-aft. 1976) married [–?–] Milligan
• Walter (b. 1909)
• Laura (1912-1996) married [–?–] Schwalbach
• Anna Josephine (1915-aft. 1956) married David Baker
• George Charles (1918-1977)
• Sarah Frances (1920-aft. 1976) married [–?–] Taylor
• Samuel Edward (1923-aft. 1939)

Maggie outlived all three of her husbands and had 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren when she died at age 75.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Julietta Cook

Julietta Cook
b. 28 November 1840, near New Point, Decatur County, Indiana, to Joseph Davis and Margaret Cook
d. 27 April 1923, near Great Falls, Montana

m/1. about 1861, probably Indiana
Frank Matthews
d. about 1869

m/2.
William Isaac Graham
b. 28 February 1840, Kentucky
d. before 1915, Fayette County, Indiana

Children with Frank Matthews:
• Louisa A. (1862-1914) married John Pleasant Meyers
• Horatio (1870-1880)

Children with William Isaac Graham:
• William Thomas (1874-1955) married Frances Celia Preston
• Mary Lillie (1876-1955) married James Edward Meyers
• Jerry Frank (1879-1915) married Ida [–?–]
• Margaret Ethel “Maggie” (1882-1957) married George Thomas Peters

On 7 June 1880, a tornado destroyed the home of Julietta and William Graham near Orange, Fayette County, Indiana, killing Julietta’s young son Horatio, and seriously injuring Julietta. Years later, when she was widowed for the second time, she went to live with her son Will near Great Falls, Montana, where she eventually died in 1923.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Rebecca Elizabeth S. Cook

Rebecca Elizabeth S. Cook
b. 13 February 1835, Harmony Township, Union County, Indiana, to James and Charlotte Eliza (Rose) Cook
d. 18 Jun 1897, Chanute, Kansas

m/1. 27 Apr 1857, Decatur County, Indiana
Benjamin Bloomhart
b. 11 December 1820, Indiana
d. 9 December 1873, near Chanute, Kansas

m/2. after 1873
[–?–] Davis

Children with Benjamin Bloomhart:
• Elmira (b. ca. 1858)
• Laura (b. ca. 1860)
• Clarissa “Liza” (b. ca. 1863)
• James S. (b. ca. 1868)

Benjamin and Rebecca moved to Kansas in the spring of 1869. The surname is recorded as Bloomheart in Kansas.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com