Category Archives: Grant County

Rebecca Genevieve Smith

Rebecca Genevieve Smith (went by “Genevieve”)
birth: 8 Jan 1907 at Matthews, Grant Co., IN to Harry J. and Jessie (Eward) Smith
death: 18 Sep 1994, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
burial: Unknown

marriage: 13 Apr 1935 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
Weldon B. Wright
birth: 23 Jul 1900, Erath Co., TX to Joe Alec and America (Copeland) Wright
death: 23 Jul 1952, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
burial: Unknown

Children of Rebecca Genevieve Smith and Weldon B. Wright:

  • Nancy Suzanne Wright, b. 19 Jul 1939, m. Henry V. Brennan

Rebecca Genevieve Smith lived in:

  • Matthews, Grant County, Indiana
  • San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Other Information:

Genevieve and her family left Indiana by train in 1911 to resettle in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She grew up there, attending Riverside Park grade school and Brackenridge High School. Prior to her marriage, Genevieve worked several jobs, but the job at a major radio station was the one she liked to talk about. After marriage and the birth of her daughter, Genevieve worked for thirty years with the San Antonio Independent School District.

Genevieve Smith, age 4, photo

Genevieve Smith, Age 4 1/2, Summer 1911, San Antonio, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by:
Nancy Wright Brennan
Email: nwbrennan@sbcglobal.net

Harry J. Smith

Harry J. Smith
birth: 17 Nov 1869, probably in Randolph Co., IN to Stephen Alvaro and Suzannah (Epps) Smith
death: 12 Feb 1959, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
burial: unknown

marriage: 29 Jun 1892 in Converse, Miami Co., IN
Jessie Louena Eward
birth: 11 Sep 1866, Marion, Grant Co., IN to John William and Rebecca Jane (York) Eward
death: 14 May 1945, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
burial: unknown

Children of Harry J. Smith and Jessie Louena Eward:

  • Lucile Eward Smith, b. 5 Oct 1893 in Converse, Miami Co., IN, d. 11 Jan 1921, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
  • Laura Winifred Smith, b. 30 Aug 1897, d. 30 Jan 2003, m. E.A. Huebner
  • Rebecca Genevieve Smith, b. 8 Jan 1907, d. Sept 1994, m. W.B. Wright

Harry J. Smith lived in:

  • Randolph County, Indiana
  • Converse, Miami County, Indiana
  • Marion, Grant County, Indiana
  • Matthews, Grant County, Indiana
  • Roanoake, Huntington County, Indiana
  • San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Other Information:

Harry was born in Indiana and lived in Ohio. He returned to Indiana before his marriage. He worked as a carriage body finisher, a shoe dealer, and was a master mechanic for the Chicago, Indiana & Eastern railroad, which ran a short route in Indiana. Later, he was an auto painter. He could draw, play piano, and tell stories.

The family moved to San Antonio in 1911.

Harry J Smith photo

Harry J. Smith, about age 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by:
Nancy Wright Brennan
Email: nwbrennan@sbcglobal.net

Laura Winifred Smith

Laura Winifred Smith (went by Winifred)
birth: 30 Aug 1897 in Marion, Grant Co., IN to Harry J. and Jessie (Eward) Smith
death: 30 Jan 2003, at age 105, in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
burial: unknown

marriage: 14 Sep 1922 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
Earnest A. Huebner
birth: 5 April 1890
death: 2 Dec 1963 at Marlin, TX
burial: unknown

Children of Laura Winifred Smith and Earnest A. Huebner:

  • Ernest Alfred Huebner, b. 10 Feb 1924, m. Verna Mae Shields
  • Harry James Huebner, b. 13 June 1926, m. Glenn Merriman

Laura Winifred Smith lived in:

Marion, Grant County, Indiana

Other Information:

The family migrated to Bexar Texas by train in 1911.

Winifred attend Main Avenue High School in San Antonio and worked for a book store and then in school libraries until retirement.

Submitted by:
Nancy Wright Brennan
Email: nwbrennan@sbcglobal.net

Phillip M. Pickering

Phillip M. Pickering
birth: 13 Jan 1842 in Green Co. Tennessee to Jonathan Pickering and Jane White of Rheatown, Tennessee.
death: 19 Jan 1929 in Nevada, Tipton Co. Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Howard Co. Indiana

marriage: 16 Nov 1866 in Alto, Howard Co. Indiana
Prudence Elizabeth Jackson
birth: 3 Apr 1846 in Jellico, Campbell Co. Tennessee to Benjamin V. Jackson and Sarah Mary Ayers
death: 3 Apr 1937 in Nevada, Tipton Co. Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Howard Co. Indiana

Children of Phillip M. Pickering and Prudence Elizabeth Jackson:

  • Vilena Jane Pickering, b. 4 Sep 1867, m. Albert Miller
  • James Virlin Pickering, b. 23 Oct 1871, m. (1) Pearl Lizzie Johnson, (2) Della Fergeson
  • Charles David Pickering, b. 25 Dec 1875, m. Maggie M. Ferguson
  • Mary Myrtle Pickering, b. 2 Jan 1897, m. Harry. E. Farmer
  • Estella May Pickering, b. 14 Jul 1881, m. Fred C. Johnson

Ancestor Phillip M. Pickering Lived In:
Phillip and Prudence were both born in Tennessee but spent the majority of their lives in Indiana. All of their children were born and died in Indiana.

Other Information:

Phillip Pickering was ten years old when his family walked to Indiana from Rheatown, Tennessee. The family left Tennessee on November 1, 1852 and traveled for 27 days to Howard County, Indiana.
In the Civil War he enlisted with the Union Army, Company H of the 34th Indiana Volunteers and served all 5 years without any injuries. After the war, he and his brothers formed a club and sang at many rallies in Howard, Grant, Tipton and Madison counties. He was very involved in the Grand Army of the Republic.
Phillip and Prudence were the longest living Methodist in the county, and were honored in Tipton for the many years they served.

Submitted by:
Pamela Sullivan
Email: hurst_rare@yahoo.com

John Abel Baldwin

John Abel Baldwin
birth: 4 Jan 1844, Grant County, Indiana to Charles Phillip Baldwin and Rachel Lancaster
death: 1913, Amboy, Miami County, Indiana
burial: Amboy, Miami County, Indiana

married: 1868, Howard County, Indiana
Sarah Jane Hunt
birth: 1846, Randolph County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Christina Jane Baldwin Nicholson
chrisbnicholson@hotmail.com

Milton Brewer

Milton Brewer
b. 5 September 1847, Union Township, Grant County, Indiana, to John M. and Permelia (Davis) Brewer
d. 18 April 1932, Mt. Hope, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m/1. 29 August 1869, Grant County, Indiana
Rachel E. Osborn
b. 27 January 1848, Grant County, Indiana, to Henry and Mary (Parson) Osborn
d. 13 May 1870, Fairmount Township, Grant County, Indiana

m/2. 23 March 1871, Grant County, Indiana
Elizabeth Jane Payne
b. 14 August 1850, Union Township, Grant County, Indiana, to William Collet and Celia (Lewis) Payne
d. 27 February 1928, Mt. Hope, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Jane Payne:
• Emma C. (1872-1873)
• William David “Will” (1875-1938)
• Mary Emma (1887-1950)
• Charles Ernest “Pete” (1880-1932)
• Joseph Franklin (1880-1880)
• L. May
• Robert Glen
• Carrie

Milton left Indiana in the fall of 1881 and moved to Sedgwick County, Kansas. He farmed there for the rest of his life. He was a member of the M.E. Church and was a Populist in politics and served in public office.

Submitted by:
Charles E. Wells
Clinton MO
E-mail: cwells@midamerica.net

Nancy Ann Sutton

Nancy Ann Sutton
b. 8 April 1827, Mississinewa Township, Delaware County, Indiana, to Jeremiah and Mary Ann (Franklin) Sutton
d. 16 January 1900, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m. 10 June 1849, Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana
Hezekiah Shettler
b. 22 December 1822, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
d. 26 December 1886, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

Children with Hezekiah Shettler:
• George F. (1850-1886) married Martha J. Grubbs
• Aaron J. (1852-ca. 1941) married Levina Roley
• John Franklin (1854-1941) married Angela Edith (Boyer) Bentley
• Phebe “Julia” Ann (1856-1943) married (1) Joseph H. Argo, (2) John Barwick
• Jacob Martin (1858-1925) married (1) Mary R. Renfro, (2) Evaline Lillian Layton
• William Henry (1862-1933) married Rose “Lottie” Connolly
• Marshall Mercer (1864-1931) married Eliza Jane Connolly
• Mary Ellen (1866-1880)
• Etty Isabelle (1873-1873)

Nancy lived in Delaware, Grant, and Jasper counties in Indiana before emigrating in 1859 from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana. The family settled in Blue Rapids Township, Marshall County, Kansas, in 1860. They moved to Cedar Township, Wilson County, Kansas, in 1867. Then in 1882, they homesteaded 160 acres in Ferndale, Washington, where Hezekiah and his three sons set up the first steam sawmill in the county.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA