Category Archives: Jefferson County

Jasper Newton Short

Jasper Newton Short
b. 29 June 1832, Switzerland County, Indiana, to Joseph and Frances (Cotton) Short
d. 16 July 1918, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas

m. 23 October 1856 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
Mary Jane Christie
b. 17 September 1837, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
d. 16 November 1923, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas

Children with Mary Jane Christie:
• Charles Preston (1858-1921) married Emma Brady
• Joseph Warren (1859-1938) married Martha Colliver
• James Taylor (1862-1940) married Flora A. Epperson
• Ira Newton (1866-1942) married Mary Popplewell
• Frances Elizabeth “Fannie” (1870-1930) married Justus A. Davis
• Edgar Leroy (1873-1950) married Louie Brothers
• Jeanette “Nettie” (1873-1959) married Edward Spencer Shriver
• Jennie (b. 1880) married William Franklin Smith

Jasper first moved to Ripley County, Indiana, with his parents. After his marriage, he lived near Canaan in Jefferson County and then in Decatur County before moving to Kansas in 1868, where first he moved to Davis County, then to Haskell County, and finally to Sumner County in 1897.

Submitted by:
Richard Shriver
Ft. Wayne IN

Emily E. Poland/Polen

Emily E. Poland/Polen
b. 18 January 1837, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Hester E. (Cooperider) Poland/Polen
d. 2 December 1892, Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska

m. 9 April 1855, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Mathias M. Clark
b. November 1834, Washington County, Indiana
d. 1 May 1912, Holsey, Linn County, Oregon

Children with Mathias M. Clark:
• George W.
• Albert M.
• Calvin W.
• John R.
• Charles E.

Emily lived in Jefferson and Bartholomew counties in Indiana, before leaving in 1873 for Bromfield, Hamilton County, Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

Calvin Wesley Poland/Polen

Calvin Wesley Poland/Polen
b. 23 January 1834, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Hester E. (Cooperider) Poland/Polen
d. 4 April 1923, Opdyke, Jefferson County, Illinois

m. 12 October 1865, Bellair, Crawford County, Illinois
Olive Elizabeth Lathrop
b. 14 December 1843, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio
d. 2 April 1921, Opdyke, Jefferson County, Illinois

Children with Olive Elizabeth Lathrop:
• Margaret E.
• Clyde Washington
• Laura Sarah
• John Calvin
• Halleck Wesley
• Harriet Melissa
• Edward Clark
• Luella Leona

The family lived in Madison, Jefferson County, and near Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. They left about 1864 for Giltner, Nebraska, and in 1865 settled in Opdyke, Jefferson County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

Margaret F. Oliphant

Margaret F. Oliphant
b. 18 June 1842, Indiana, to William S. and Jane Elizabeth (Van Zile) Oliphant
d. 1 January 1915, Austin, Travis County, Texas

L. W. Carter

[–?–] Rutledge

Children with L. W. Carter:
• Jennie L.

Margaret was in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1850, then left in 1852 from Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Connie Wallace Perdue
Austin TX

William Nichols

William Nichols
b. 20 January 1831, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, to John and Martha (Dunn) Nichols
d. 18 May 1901, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri

Elizabeth Salyens
b. 2 July 1829
d. 1860

m/2. 25 August 1864, New Orleans, Louisiana
Austine Jolls
b. 11 September 1841, New Orleans, New Orleans County, Louisiana
d. 26 February 1910, College Hill, Ohio

Children with Elizabeth Salyens:
• May Bruce
• Frank Barrett
• Richard Preston

Children with Austine Jolls:
• Idalie
• Edith
• William Lewis
• Henry Edgar
• Alvin B.

William emigrated from Indiana in 1848, reaching St. Louis in the spring of 1850. He then went to Sedalia, Missouri, where he prospered in various mercantile enterprises. In 1860, worried about the future of the country, he sold his store and collected all monies due him. He then found opportunity in supplying the Union forces. He followed troops to Vicksburg where he obtained permits for the cotton trade. Staying in Vicksburg after the war, he started a bank. In 1867, William moved back to St. Louis, where he became a partner and cashier in another bank and later became its president.

Submitted by:
Constance C. Roeder
St. Louis MO

Nancy P Moore

Nancy P Moore
b. 10 April 1816, Jefferson County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth (Foster) Moore
d. December 1865, Davis County, Iowa

m. 17 December 1835, Jefferson County, Indiana
James Marshall Humphries
b. 23 April 1812, Garrard County, Kentucky
d. 6 March 1875, Davis County, Iowa

Children with James Marshall Humphries:
• Moriah Louiza married (1) Cavendar Love, (2) Lambdin P. Millikin of Huntington
• Samuel C.
• John M.
• Elizabeth married Oscar A. Lewis, MD of Huntington

Nancy did not leave Monroe Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, until 1860.

Submitted by:
Rev. David McDonald
Peotone IL

Robert Harvy Miner

Robert Harvy Miner
b. 2 May 1818, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Robert and Martha (Skeen) Miner/Minor
d. 29 December 1896, Allendale, Worth County, Missouri

m/1. 29 November 1838, Jefferson County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Wright
b. 20 March 1820, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Levy and Sarah Wright
d. 20 May 1865, Clark County, Iowa

m/2. 7 December 1885, Clark County, Iowa
Rachel A. Starbuck
b. 6 September 1834, Ohio
d. 30 November 1910, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ann Wright:
• Sarah (1839-1895) married James B. Edwards
• Martha (1842-1845)
• Andrew (1844-1844)
• Olive Malissa (1845-1899) married William S. Moore
• Nancy Ellen (1847-1852)
• Levi Thomas (1850-1851) (twin)
• William (1850-1850) (twin)
• Mary Elizabeth (1852-1931) married William Henry Smith
• Louisa Jane (1855-1921) married T. Benton Boyd
• Sylvia Ann (1858-1860)
• Harvey Judson “Judd” (1862-1931) married Hattie Amanda Shaw

Children with Rachel A. Starbuck:
• Rachel A. “Della” (1867-1879)
• Daley Rossella “Zella” (b. 1871) married [–?–] Wilson
• Ida May (b. 1876) married Adam Mull

Robert’s parents came to Indiana from Jessamine County, Kentucky, before he was born. He and his family left the state about 1855 for Iowa. In northern Iowa, there were several meetings with Indians, so the family moved back to Clark County in southern Iowa before the 1860 census. After Robert’s second marriage, he moved to Worth County, Missouri. There were two other children born to Robert and Rachel.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS