Category Archives: Greene County

Smith Terrill Walker

Smith Terrill Walker
b. 11 March 1845, Beech Creek Township, Greene County, Indiana, to Edward and Elizabeth Walker
d. 25 January 1903, Lamont Township, Grant County, Oklahoma

m. 18 February 1866, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana
Rachel Arthur
b. 1 January 1848, Beech Creek Township, Greene County, Indiana
d. 4 January 1929, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas

Children with Rachel Arthur:
• Sylvester
• George
• Cora
• Joseph
• Mary
• Blanche
• Estle
• Bertha
• Jessie

Smith emigrated from Greene County, Indiana, between 1876 and 1879.

Submitted by:
A. Kay Webb
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: caitana@worldnet.att.net

Lenoir E. Reeves

Lenoir E. Reeves
b. 8 August 1808, Virginia or Tennessee, to William and Ann (Terrell) Reeves
d. 15 March 1888, Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon

m. 1828, Greene County, Indiana
Mourning Walker
b. 14 February 1804, Lexington, Kentucky
d. 14 June, along the Platte River near Chimney Rock, Nebraska

Children with Mourning Walker:
• Anna Walker (1829-1882) married [–?–] Woody
• John R. (b. 1832)
• George H.
• T. T. (1837-1842)
• Sarah Jane (1842-1922)

Lenoir came to Greene County, Indiana, before 1828. They left the state from Terre Haute, Vigo County, in 1837. They were in Benton County, Missouri, in 1842, where a son died and a daughter was born. They then took the Oregon Trail to Oregon, where Mr. Reeves, John, and Sarah lived until their deaths.

Submitted by:
Michelle Findley Yahnian
Visalia CA

Alberic Heyraud

Alberic “Albert” Heyraud/Heraud
b. 1871, Besseges, Dept. Ardeche, France
d. about 1960, Dept. Ardeche, France

m. 1896, Dept. Ardeche, France
Fanny Eugene “Jennie” Verrot
b. 9 September 1875, Dept. Ardeche, France, to August and Fannie (Roche) Verrot or Vearaut
d. 28 May 1922, Linton, Greene County, Indiana

Children with Fanny Eugene Verrot:
• Denise A. (1901-1973) married (1) Charley J. Barnett, (2) [–?–] Davis, (3) Willard Jent
• Fernaud (1903-ca. 1909)
• Mary Rose “Marie” (1905-1962) married (1) Amos Edwards, (2) [–?–] Tincher
• Audrey “Odette” (1909-1983) married (1) Joseph Bart Harrell, (2) Floyd May

The family came to the United States on 27 June 1903. They first lived in McDonald, Pennsylvania. They had two other children who died before 1910. Albert was naturalized in 1919 in Greene County, Indiana. He was a farmer and a coal miner. After his wife’s death, Albert returned to France. There he remarried and had another daughter. He was reunited with his American daughters in Detroit, Michigan, in the fall of 1952. Albert had forgotten most of the English he had learned, and they had forgotten most of the French they grew up with.

Submitted by:
Amos Edwards
Greenfield IN

Thorne O. Evans

Thorne O. Evans
b. 3 August 1895, Koleen, Greene County, Indiana, to Leonard A. and Myrtle Ann (Davis) Evans
d. 8 March 1969, Colton, San Bernardino County, California

m. 29 November 1923, Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
Lois Mildred Williams
b. 4 June 1894, east of Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana
d. 23 September 1959, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California

Children with Lois Mildred Williams:
• Eugene Barton
• Alfred Carleton “Bud”

The family left Indiana from Bedford in 1823.

Submitted by:
Joyse Ann Evans
Colton CA
E-mail: joyseann@att.net

Margaret Anne Dye

Margaret Anne Dye
b. 30 August 1850, Linton, Greene County, Indiana, to [–?–] and Elizabeth (Morrow) Dye
d. 17 May 1937, Effingham County, Illinois

m. 21 November 1867, Martin, Indiana
James Adams
b. 27 December 1844, Newark, Licking County, Ohio
d. 23 July 1950, Effingham County, Illinois

Children with James Adams:
• Vera Ola (b. 1870)
• Earnest (b. 1871)
• Elsa (b. 1873)
• Sarah B. (b. 1876)
• George (b. 1882)
• Fred (b. 1884)
• Rex (b. 1892)

Margaret left the state from Martin, Indiana, in 1869.

Thomas M. Drake

Thomas M. Drake
b. 2 February 1827, Rowan County, North Carolina, to Simon and Patience (Gregory) Drake
d. 2 March 1902, Choctaw Area, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)

m/1. 24 July 1851, Worthington, Greene County, Indiana
Sarah A. Smith
b. 1837, Indiana, to Anderson H. and Elizabeth (Syke) Smith
d. about 1870, Kansas

m/2. about 1871
Dice S. [–?–]

m/3.
Rufina Folsom
b. to Judge Rufus and Salina (Wade) Folsum

m/4.
Izo Roberts

Children with Sarah A. Smith:
• William Joe (1856-1922) married (1) Joanna [–?–], (2) Laura Arkanzada Hasty
• Mary (ca. 1858-1870)
• Worthington “Worthy” (aft. 1860-bef. 1890)
• twin sons (b. and d. on the trail westward)

Children with Dice S. [–?–]:
• Laura (b. 1871)

Children with Rufina Folsom:
• George W.
• John William
• Mable Sue

Children with Izo Roberts:
• Edith
• Rose

Thomas came to Indiana before 1840. The Drake family left Greene County, Indiana, for the area of the Five Civilized Tribes, Choctaw area, Indian Territory, about 1870. On the trail westward to Texas, twin sons were born and died, as did their mother Sarah.

Thomas mined coal in the area and was active in union organizations, as was his son William Joe. The children born to Thomas and Rufina were registered on the Dawes Commission Rolls as Native Americans. Thomas is buried in what is now Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma.

Submitted by:
Shirley Drake Maynard
Hampton VA
E-mail: MaeMay510@aol.com

Philip Carpenter

Philip Carpenter
b. February 1836, Indiana, to Thomas and Nancy (Collum) Carpenter
d. after 1900, probably Texas

m/1. 23 January 1855, Greene County, Indiana
Elizabeth Ooley
b. 1839, Indiana, to Elijah and Sarah (Newton) Ooley
d. about 1875, Indiana

m/2. 15 September 1875, Greene County, Indiana
Hannah E. Sims
b. October 1847
d. after 1900

Children with Elizabeth Ooley:

  • Salina (1859–bef 1870)
  • Ithamar (1862-1944)
  • Sarah (1864-1941) married (1) Jacob Staggs, (2) John Heinrich Kaiser, (3) Linza L. Woods
  • America (1867-abt 1932) married I. W. Wright
  • Eliza E. (b. 1870)

Children with Hannah E. Sims:

  • James A. (b. 1877)
  • Martha J. (b. 1879)
  • Kalie (b. 1887)

Thomas Carpenter came to Indiana from Kentucky. Phillip left Indiana with the children of his first marriage and his second wife, Hannah Sims. In Missouri, Phillip and Hannah had James; in Arkansas they had Martha; Kalie was born in Texas in 1887. By 1900 they were living in Cedar Township, Polk County, Arkansas.

Submitted by:
Mildred Holmes
Marysville WA
E-mail: mildredwear@peoplepc.com