Category Archives: Jennings County

Alva C. “Bud” Spillman

Alva C. “Bud” Spillman
birth: 2 Aug 1920 at Seymour, Jackson Co., IN to Chester Spillman Sr and Ella Crane
death: 19 July 2000 at Washington, Daviess Co., IN
burial: Sugarland Memory Gardens, Washington, Daviess Co., IN

marriage: 24 Mar 1945, North Vernon, Jennings Co., IN
Agnes Janet (pronounced “Jeanette”)
birth: 27 Jan 1927 at Urbana, Wabash Co., IN to Melvin Horton and Iva Claytor, adopted by Robert and Agnes (Claytor) Moore

Children of Alva C. “Bud” Spillman and Agnes Janet:

  • Donald Spillman, b. 21 Nov 1948
  • Richard Spillman, b. 29 Sep 1952

Alva C. “Bud” Spillman Lived In:

  • 1920-27: Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1927-1945: North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana
  • 1945-2000: Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Other Information:

Alva C. “Bud” Spillman was Chief Train Dispatcher for B & O Railroad, which later became CSX. He served eight years on the Washington School Board and was Republican Precinct Committeeman for over twenty years. Alva C. “Bud” Spillman also served on the Washington Board of Zoning Appeals for twelve years and was active in both the Christ United Methodist Church and the Washington community.

Submitted by:
Donald Spillman
Email: donspillman1@gmail.com

Charles R. Young

Charles R. Young
birth: 20 Jan 1861 in Sand Creek, Jennings Co., Indiana to George G. Young and Katherine (Unknown)
death: 3 Mar 1899 in Tetersburg, Tipton Co., Indiana
burial: Tetersburg, Tipton Co., Indiana

marriage: 1 Nov 1883 in Tipton, Indiana
Mary Caroline Staneart
birth: 30 Dec 1865 Tipton, Indiana to Harvey Anderson and Diana A. Teeter
death: 4 Apr 1943 in  Frankfort, Clinton Co., Indiana
burial: Indiana

Children of Charles R. Young and Mary Caroline Staneart:

  • Emma Frances Young  b. 22 Aug 1884, d. 9 Mar 1932, m.  Johnston A. Morelock
  • Clara M. Young b. 6 Apr 1887, d. May 8, 1907
  • Lena May Young b. 27 Mar 1892, d. 28 Sep 1982, m. John Pyle
  • Myrtle A. Young b. 29 Sep 1894, d. 3 Dec 1898
  • Mabel O. Young b. 6 Oct 1898, d. 28 Jan 1987, m. Arthur A. Teal

Ancestor Charles R. Young Lived In:

Charles R. Young lived in Indiana his entire life.

Other Information:

His mother came to America from France at the age of eighteen and lived to be ninety-four years old. She died just three days before her chance to vote.

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

Lois Mildred Williams

Lois Mildred Williams
b. 4 June 1894, near Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, to Smith Vernon and Frances Ann (Holsclaw) Williams
d. September 1959, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California

m. September 1823, Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
Thorne O. Evans
b. 3 August 1895, Koleen, Greene County, Indiana
d. 8 March 1969, Colton, San Bernardino County, California

Children with Thorne O. Evans:
• Eugene Barton
• Alfred Carleton “Bud”

They left Bedford, Indiana, in 1823.

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

N. R. Thompson

N. R. Thompson
b. 7 October 1846, Jennings County, Indiana
d. 25 April 1921, Osage County, Kansas

m/1. 12 September 1872
Emaline Miller
d. 27 December 1891, Osage County, Kansas

m/2. 24 October 1904, Osage County, Kansas
Ida McLaughlin

Children:
• Iva G.
• Lory L.
• Delgar W.
• Ina Rubie
• Gertrude Hill
• Ira
• I. W. Cramer

N. R. had a brother, J. L. Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Indiana.

N. R. left Indiana about 1884.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Frances E. Potter

Frances E. Potter
b. 1789, Virginia, to Louis and Mary Potter
d. 4 September 1859, Dunville Township, Davis County, Iowa

m. 18 April 1810, Warren County, Kentucky
Richard Grinstead
b. 14 April 1788, Henrico County, Virginia
d. 4 April 1875, Jennings County, Indiana

Children with Richard Grinstead:
• William
• Lewis P.
• Ann
• John H.
• Edward W.
• Betsy
• Richard H.
• Susan
• Daniel
• Thomas
• Jasper

Frances immigrated to Indiana in 1834 from Warren County, Kentucky. In 1849, she left Jennings County, Indiana, and moved to Iowa, where she died in 1859.

Submitted by:
Pearl Howard Wolf
Seattle WA

Samuel D. McCarty

Samuel D. McCarty
b. 23 July 1836, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Henry and Hester McCarty
d. 16 November 1900, Paris, Edgar County, Illinois

m/1. between August 1861 and January 1862, Zenas, Jennings County, Indiana
Emily Herndon
d. January 1862

m/2. 16 April 1863, Edgar County, Illinois
Mary E. Raffety
b. 1844, Indiana
d. 28 May 1875, Paris, Edgar County, Illinois

m/3. May 1876
Martha Matilda Baum

Children with Mary E. Raffety:
• William Warder (b. 1867) married Nancy Catherine Meadows
• Emmit E. (b. 1869) married Laura Brown

Samuel served in the 43rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. He returned to Indiana to muster in with his brothers and brothers-in-law on 18 February 1865. He mustered out as a corporal on 14 June 1865.

Samuel lived in Jefferson County and then in Zenas, Jennings County, Indiana, before leaving in 1862. According to the Paris Beacon, he “was one of Paris’ most highly respected citizens, having been successfully engaged in the insurance and real estate business in this city for several years.”

Submitted by:
Rose Overstreet Stein
Grand Rapids MI

Isaac Robert Littell

Isaac Robert Littell
b. 17 January 1855, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Ephraim and Lucinda (Shedd) Littell
d. 12 January 1945, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 1 April 1880, Jennings County, Indiana
Sarah Jane Withrow
b. 17 March 1861, Jennings County, Indiana
d. 1 October 1928, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children with Sarah Jane Withrow:
• Floyd W. (1883-1920)
• Alberta W. (1904-1986)

They lived in Geneva Township, Jennings County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1900.

Submitted by:
Stephen H. Dawidowicz
Trenton IL
E-mail: dplus9@aol.com

Robert Henry Hall

Robert Henry Hall
b. 23 October 1862, near Butlerville, Jennings County, Indiana, to David and Margaret (Davidson) Hall
d. 25 February 1955, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

m. 10 September 1896, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana
Nellie Cooley
b. 26 August 1872, Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana
d. 9 September 1911, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana

Children with Nellie Cooley:
• Frances (b. abt. 1899)
• Frieda (b. 1901)
• Margaret E. (b. 1903)
• Allen R. (b. 1906)
• Howard H. (b. 1909)

Robert’s parents came to Indiana from Butler, Pennsylvania. Robert quit school after the fourth grade. He also lost an eye while chopping wood, but after marrying and having a family, he earned a degree in Civil Engineering.

Local citizens razzed him about leaving home at age 62 to build houses in Barrington, Illinois. He not only won contracts to build them, but his houses were featured in the Roto Gravure section of the Chicago Tribune.

After the banks failed in 1933, he made his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his daughter Margaret.

Submitted by:
Marynell D. Kirkwood
Moline IL

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

Charles Ezra Redington

Charles Ezra Redington
b. 12 July 1884, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, to John M. and Margaret E. (Hopper) Redington
d. 5 May 1970, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

m. 16 November 1910, Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana
Hazel Agnes Tucker
b. 5 October 1891, Westport, Decatur County, Indiana, to William R. and Mary Olive (Walker) Tucker
d. 28 May 1974, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona

Charles moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1926 and then moved to Arizona after his retirement. He was a real estate developer. He built the Tides Hotel & Bath Club resort in the late 1930’s. The town of Redington Beach was created in 1944 and is named after him, as are North Redington Beach and Redington Shores, Florida. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters.

Submitted by:
Maureen Duncan
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: mduncan75@excite.com