Category Archives: Harrison County

Benjamin Martin Sly, Jr.

Benjamin Martin Sly, Jr.
birth: 1781, New York to Benjamin Sly and Johanna Esther
death: 8 Oct 1851, Harrison County, Indiana

married
Joanna Green
birth: 30 Jun 1782, Canadaigua, Ontario County, New York
death: 1843, Harrison County, Indiana

Children of Benjamin Martin Sly, Jr., and Joanna Green:

  • Luther Sly, b. 1816, Canadaigua, Ontario County, New York; m. Mary Margaret Rockey

Benjamin lived in Harrison County, Indiana. He also lived in Ontario County, New York and Summitt, Ohio.

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

Thomas William Appleberry Sitzler

Thomas William Appleberry Sitzler/Sistler
b. 5 February 1824, Harrison County, Indiana, to John and Mary Ann (Appleberry/Moyers?) Sitzler/Sistler
d. 1 March 1918, Pope County, Illinois

m. about 1845, Monroe County, Tennessee
Ruth Moab Holloway
b. about April 1824, Monroe County, Tennessee, to Minter and Margaret (Pate) Holloway
d. 29 December 1862, Pope County, Illinois

Children with Ruth Moab Holloway:
• John Minter (1846-bef. 1850)
• John Frederick (1847-1917) married (1) Buena Vista Reubel, (2) Mary M. Williams
• Margery “Martha” (1850-1924) married William Jefferson Rodgers
• Jacob E. (1850-1910) married Mary L. Paisley
• Thomas William Appleberry, II (1853-1932) married Mary Elizabeth Rexer
• Matthew Pate (1855-1935) married (1) Loretta Farmer, (2) CanZada “Sadie” Maxwell
• George Allen (1857-1944) married Ida [–?–]
• James McClelland (1862-1932) married Mary Melissa Brush

The first four children were born in Tennessee and the later ones in Illinois.

Submitted by:
Carol Sue Robinson
Klamath CA
E-mail: c.s.robinson@gmail.com

John Sitzler

John Sitzler/Sistler
b. 1783, Tennessee, to Henry Sitzler/Sistler
d. between 1835 and 1850, Mt. Vernon, Monroe County, Tennessee

m. about 1805, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Mary Ann Moyers
b. between 1790-92, West Virginia
d. 8 September 1864, Mt. Vernon, Monroe County, Tennessee

Children with Mary Ann Moyers:
• John, II (1811-1889) married Lydia McBee
• Naomi “Oma” (1812-1891) married Andrew Jackson Cook
• Henry E. (b. 1816) married Mary “Jane”
• [–?–]
• Thomas William Appleberry (1824-1918) (twin) married (1) Ruth Moab Holloway, (2) Margaret S. “Molly” Trovillion
• Mary Jane (b. 1824) (twin) married John A. Holloway
• Robert (b. 1830) married Cynthia Mowery
• Nathan K. (b. ca. 1831) married Cynthia Bishop

There may have been two other children born between 1815 and 1820.

John left Harrison County, Indiana, sometime between 1805 and 1812 for Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Carol Sue Robinson
Klamath CA
E-mail: c.s.robinson@gmail.com

Asbury Wilkinson

Asbury Wilkinson
b. 16 January 1818, Leipsic Township, Kent County, Delaware, to Parismus and Polly (Smith) Wilkinson
d. 17 January 1909, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

m/1. 2 May 1843, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana
Rachel Berry Beswick
b. to Phillip and Sally “Sarah” (Pitman) Beswick

m/2. 13 Sep. 1847, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana
Mary Ann M. Beswick (Rachel’s sister)
b. 30 April 1825, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana, to Phillip and Sally “Sarah” (Pitman) Beswick
d. 3 July 1892, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Children with Rachel Berry Beswick:
• Mary Rebecca (b. 1844)

Children with Mary Ann M. Beswick:
• Rachel H. (b. 1851)
• Emma (b. 1856)
• Belle (1862-1952) married (1) Peter C. Pryor, (2) Chester D. Dickinson

Asbury was living in Laconia, Harrison County, in 1842; in Posey Township, Switzerland County, in 1850; in Moore’s Hill, Dearborn County, in 1851; in Shelbyville, Shelby County, in 1856 and 1860; and in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, by 1862. It is not known when they left Indiana, but they were in Kingman, Kansas, in 1876. He was a graduate of DePauw University and a Methodist circuit rider, who began several churches.

Submitted by:
Elizabeth Nash
Garden City KS
E-mail: dnash1@cox.net

Bessie Lona Shireman

Bessie Lona Shireman
b. 6 October 1897, Mauckport, Harrison County, Indiana, to Henry Hardin and Addie (Huffman) Shireman
d. 18 February 1973, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 23 May 1922, Owatonna, Minnesota
Landon Clifford Minor
b. 28 May 1889, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa
d. 15 August 1975, Bozeman, Montana

Children with Landon Clifford Minor:
• Donna Faye married [–?–] Tesch

Bessie left Indiana in 1920.

Submitted by:
Donna Faye Minor Tesch
Bloomington MN
E-mail: dtesch@mn.rr.com

Indiana McMonigle

Indiana McMonigle
b. 1843, Harrison County, Indiana, to Thomas J. and Matilda (Applegate) McMonigle
d. 1899, York County, Nebraska

m. 17 March 1861, Harrison County, Indiana
Alfred Grass
b. 1839, Harrison County, Indiana, to William and Priscilla (Crawford) Grass
d. about 1875, Harrison County, Indiana

Children with Alfred Grass:
• Francis Emmitt (1863-1916) married Mary Alice Watson
• William Emery (1865-1944) married Mable Ella Johnson
• John Edmund (1867-1955) married Louise Ramp
• Neva E. (1870-1935)

Indiana emigrated to York County, Nebraska, in the late 1880’s following some of her adult children. Watson families accompanied them from Harrison County.

Submitted by:
David L. McMonigle
Edgwater FL
E-mail: davemcmo@voyager.net

John Hays

John Hays
b. 5 May 1829, Harrison County, Indiana, to James and Mariah (Faith) Hays
d. 4 March 1903, Washington County, Iowa

m. 19 December 1850, Harrison County, Indiana
Melissa F. Jacobs
b. 17 April 1831, Harrison County, Indiana, to John P. and Sarah (McMonigle) Jacobs
d. 14 March 1909, Washington County, Iowa

Children with Melissa F. Jacobs:
• Florence (1851-1851)
• Walter Quinton (1853-1934) married Lora Ellen Smith
• Emmett (1855-1948) married Amanda Jane Campbell
• Oliver Morton Parker (1856-1948) married Martha Rozella Bales
• Andrew (b. 1858)
• John Harrison (1861-1947) married Nora May Warren
• Daniel Nelson (b. 1863) married Elizabeth Devine
• William Henry (b. ca. 1865) married Clara Jane Kimmel
• Joseph Decker (1866-1955) married Cora Ann Shaw
• Mark (1868-bef. 1947) married Mary J. Birka
• Ida Mae (1870-1892) married Thomas Devine
• Sarah (1872-1963) married John Wilson Davidson
• Samuel Conklin (1873-1947) married Martha Ann Devine

John and Melissa also had twin girls who died at birth about 1860.

John served in the Home Guards in Harrison County, Indiana, who took part in the Battle of Corydon during the Civil War. In 1868, he migrated to Washington County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
David L. McMonigle
Edgwater FL
E-mail: davemcmo@voyager.net