Category Archives: Martin County

William Ransler Horton

William Ransler Horton
birth: 7 Aug 1892, in Lewis Township, Clay Co., IN to Francis Perry and Manerva (Tipton) Horton
death: 22 Jul 1966 at Elgin, Kane Co., IL
burial: Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Elgin, Kane Co., IL

marriage: 12 Mar 1912, Greene Co., IN
Nellie Elizabeth Holmes
birth: 18 May 1893 Trinity Springs, Martin Co., IN to Harry Grant and Margaret Elizabeth (Carmichael) Holmes
death: 19 Mar 1980, at Elgin, IL
burial: Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Elgin, Kane Co., IL

Children of William Ransler Horton and Nellie Elizabeth Holmes:

  • Francis Harold Horton: b. 1912, d. 2000, m. Mildred Marguerite French
  • Margaret Isabel Horton: b. 1916, d. 2005, m. John Sylvester Kelley
  • William Wayne Horton: b. 1918, d. 1988, m. Mary Charline Stockton
  • Alice Minerva Horton: b. 1920, d. 2012, m. Kenneth Lyman Thurnau
  • Eugene Perry Horton: b. 1922, d. 2013, m. Kathryn L Johnson
  • Phyllis Irene Horton: b. 1924, d. 2011, m. Lewis Egan Kelley
  • John Robert Horton: b. 1926, d. 2003, m. (1) Marjorie Alice Jay, (2) Jo Ann Miller
  • Walter Paul Horton: b. 1928, d. 1995, m. Barbara Jean Wishon
  • Ina Mae Horton: b. 1930, d. 2012, m. Edwin Ernest Ahrens

William Ransler Horton lived in:

  • 1892-1911: Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana
  • 1912-1919: Midland, Greene County, Indiana
  • 1924-1928: Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana
  • 1958: Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana

He also lived in:

  • 1919-1924: Bridgewater, Adair County, Iowa
  • 1928: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1929: Huntley, McHenry County, Illinois
  • 1930: Plato Center, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1931-1932: Pingree Grove, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1933-1935: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1935-1944: Plato Center, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1945-1946: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1946-1947: St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1947-1950: Udina, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1950-1957: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1957-1958: Cabool, Texas County, Missouri
  • 1959-1966: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois

Other Information:

William Ransler Horton, youngest child and only son of Francis Perry and Manerva (Tipton) Horton, was born August 7, 1892, on a farm in Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana. He attended school at a Coalmont School, brick schoolhouse near the farm, and also at the Wilson School. His parents were members of the Wilson Baptist Church, across the road from the farm. William Ransler Horton and his sisters remained very close all their lives and after William moved his family moved to Illinois there was a lot of visiting back and forth between them and the aunts and cousins “down home.”

Nellie and “Ranse” were married in March, 1911, and started housekeeping on the home farm. William Horton worked the farm and also worked part time in nearby coal mines. Their son Harold was born on the family farm in 1912. In 1916 they were living in Midland, a small mining town in Greene County, where Margaret and Wayne were born.

At Midland, William worked for the Monon Railroad. Wayne was born in 1918 and in 1919, when he was a baby, the family moved to Iowa. William had a cousin, Tom Brothers, who was working on a big farm in Iowa and encouraged the Hortons to also take a job out there.

Alice and Gene were both born in Iowa and then, sometime in 1923 or 1924, the family came back to Indiana and lived on the “Home Place” in Lewis Township where Phyllis was born in 1924, followed by John in 1926 and Walter in 1928.

Frank Rowe and Wes Edmonson had a 99-year lease on the Gordon Mine near Jasonville, Indiana. It was a slope mine and a wet one. William drove a mule team and hauled out the cars of coal in clothes wet up to his waist. Then he had to weigh the wagons of coal and sell them. He made 40 cents an hour.

Having outgrown the farm house, the Hortons moved again, this time to Elgin, Illinois, where their friends, the Clarence Flint family, lived. The first winter there, William worked for an ice house, chopping ice on the Fox river. He also worked as a farm laborer and then took a job as tenant farmer at Huntley. In 1930, the family moved to the farm south of Plato Center where Ina was born. Another move to the Pingree Grove farm in 1931. William Horton remained a farmer the rest of his working life.

Submitted by:
Maureen Kelley
Email: mkkgene77@yahoo.com

 

Maxine Dea Armstrong Arvin

Maxine Dea Armstrong
birth: 11 Apr 1917 at Trinity Springs, Martin Co., IN to John Sample Armstrong and Ila Sanders
death: 12 Feb 1993, El Paso, El Paso Co, TX
burial: Truelove Cemetery, Martin Co., IN

marriage: 26 Sep 1936, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IN
Charles Robert Arvin
birth: 21 May 1914, Rutherford Twp, Martin Co., IN to James Albert Arvin and Bertha Zeta Kelley
death: 2 Jul 1974, Knox, Hardin Co., KY
burial: Truelove Cemetery, Martin Co., IN

Children of Maxine Dea Armstrong and Charles Robert Arvin:

  • John “Jack” Charles Arvin, b. 1939, d. 2015, m. Helga Beck
  • Living
  • Jan Marie Arvin, b. 1956, d. 2016, m. living

Maxine Dea Armstrong Arvin lived In:

Martin County, Indiana at Trinity Springs and in Rutherford Township. Her family home is now part of Crane.

She also lived in:

  • Wayne, Michigan
  • St. Albans, New York
  • Ft. Richardson, Alaska
  • Ft. Bliss, Texas
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Paris, France
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Submitted by:
Shannon Combs-Bennett
Email: shannon@kandsbennett.net

John Newton Love

John Newton Love
birth: 28 Apr 1809, Stokes County, North Carolina to John Crook Love and Flora Campbell
death: 10 Apr 1869,  Martin County, Indiana
burial: Love Cemetery, Martin County, Indiana

marriage: 11 Nov 1834
Rachel Carrico
birth: 1 Oct 1816, Indiana
death: 22 Oct 1859, Martin County, Indiana
burial: Love’s Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana

Children of John Newton Love and Rachel Carrico:

  • Flora Jane, 1835-1902, m. Armaduke Moses Fraim
  • Milton H. 1842-1858
  • John Augustus, 1850-1909, m. Bridget Gump

John was a shoemaker, a Justice of the Peace (ca. 1852). He established Love’s Meeting House (Methodist) with his mother and siblings on her land. He married, at Rachel’s death, his cousin, Sarah Jane Love, had one son, William A. (ca. 1863).

John lived in Stokes County, North Carolina; and Daviess County and Martin County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

George Fraim

George Fraim
birth: 17 Feb 1799, Bullitt County, Kentucky to Archibald Fraime and Nancy Watson
death: 14 Dec 1842, Martin County, Indiana
burial: Brooks Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Martin County, Indiana

marriage: 10 Sep 1820, Bullitt County, Kentucky
Nancy Watson
birth: 27 Feb 1795, Pennsylvania
death: 10 Aug 1863, Martin County, Indiana
burial: Brooks Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Martin County, Indiana

Children of George Fraim and Nancy Watson:

  • Elvira, 1825-?, m. Johnson Singleton
  • William Harrison, 1827-1850; m. Mary Selenia Taylor
  • Kesiah, 1827-ca. 1851, m. Peter Quick
  • James Franklin, 1829-?
  • Thomas Logan, 1831-?
  • Elvis Lynch, 1833-? m. Margaret C. Meek
  • Armaduke Moses Jr., 1834-1895, m. Flora Jane Love
  • Nancy Jane, 1837-1918, m. Francis Ruggles

George platted a large section of Mt. Pleasant and sold plots. He was a merchant.

George lived in Bullitt County, Kentucky; Hindostin and Mt. Pleasant, Martin County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

Michael Matthew Dooley

Michael Matthew Dooley, M.D.
birth: 9 Aug 1857, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada to Matthew Michael Dooley and Bridget Moriarty
death: 21 Oct 1907, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
burial: St. John’s Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana

marriage: 26 Feb 1889, St. Peter’s RC, Montgomery, Daviess County, Indiana
Anna Elizabeth Wathen
birth: 11 Nov 1861, Montgomery, Daviess County, Indiana to Raphael Wathen and Mary Ann Caanaugh
death: 19 Sep 1926, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana
burial: St. John’s Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana

Children of Michael Matthew Dooley and Anna Elizabeth Wathen:

  • Mary Helen, 1890-1969, m. J. Christopher O’Brien;
  • Rose Bernadette, 1892-1982, m. Emil Norris;
  • Agnes Eloise, 1894-1983, m. Wiliam Austin Walker;
  • Jeanne Marie, 1898-1979, m. Hubert Huebner;
  • Gertrude Aurelia, 1901-1984, m. Paul Barrett;
  • Joseph Matthew, 1904-1959, m. Sarah Birdena Lett;
  • Mary Esther, 1907-2004, m. Paul Rittenhouse

Michael was first a carpenter, then a construction engineer, in 1886 he earned his medical degree from the Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville.

Michael lived in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland (1857-1868), Antigonish, Nova Scotia (1868-1878), New York City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Louisville, Kentucky and Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana (1889-1907). He died at his brother’s house in Connecticut.

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

Barbara Lein

Barbara Lein
birth: 18 Jan 1835, Selbitz, Bavaria to Johann Nicol Lein and Margaretha Bauer
death: 8 Dec 1893, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana
burial: St. Paul’s Cemetery, Haysville, Dubois County, Indiana

marriage: 18 March 1856
Johann S. Huebner
birth: 13 Mar 1835, Wasserkraut, Bavaria to Johann Hubner and Kunigunda Lehren
death: 28 Jan 1892, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana
burial: St. Paul’s Cemetery, Haysville, Dubois County, Indiana

County of Barbara Lein and Johann S. Huebner:

  • Anna Katherine, 1857-1913, m. Charles Harned
  • Henry, 1859-1861, n.m.
  • John, 1860-1936, m. Martha Matthewson
  • Martin E., 1862-1934, m. Rachel Fraim
  • Margaret, 1864-1952, m. John Allman
  • Anna, 1868-1963, m. Joseph McAtee
  • Harry, 1873-1903, m. Elizabeth Young
  • Philip, 1875-1913, n.m.
  • Augusta, 1878-1932, m. Wiliam Mosier

Barbara was born in Selbitz, Oberfranken, Bavaria. She arrived on the ship “Emma” with her sister Catherine on 22 October 1853. Her brother, Eberhardt, and mother, Margaretha (nee Bauer), came in 1861 after the death of their father, Johann Nicol.  Margaretha is buried immediately to the west of the Hubner plot. She lived in Haysville, Dubois County, Indiana (1853-1860) and Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana (1860-1893).

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

Johann Huebner

Johann (John) Huebner
birth: 15 Oct 1794, Gesees, Bavaria to Johann Huebner and Margaretha Bohner
burial: St. Pau’s Cemetery, Haysville, Dubois County, Indiana

marriage: 2 Feb. 1827, St. Jacobus, Creusen, Bavaria
Kunigunda Lehren
birth: 10 Sep 1802, Wasserkraut, Bavaria to Johann Geor Lohr and Margaretha Brindel
death: 29 April 1871, Haysville, Dubois County, Indiana
burial: St. Paul’s Cemetery, Haysville, Dubois County, Indiana

Children of Johann Huebner and Kunigunda Lehren:

  • John Henry, 1824-1886, m. Barbara Steger
  • Elizabeth, 1829-1868, m. John Mehne
  • John Jr. 1832-1917, m. Margaretha Neukam
  • John S. 1835-1892, m. Barbara Lein
  • Barbara, 1839-1906, m. John L. Hoffman
  • Magdelena, 1844-1863, n.m.

Johann lived near Haysville, Dubois County and Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana.

The Huebners were in Gesees, Oberfranken, Bavaria for at least six generations. Their spouses came from surrounding area. They moved to Wasserkraut (just outside of Pegnitz) circa 1831 and to Haysville, Indiana in 1845.

Johann was a farmer and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The family apparently immigrated as part of a religious movement (Bavaria was to be Catholic at that time).  Additional reasons:  2) Military conscription: John Henry was already in the Army when they came (he came later), and with two more sons it was reasonable.  3) Weather had been very bad for several years – there was a serious draught condition for five years before they migrated.

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

Elijah Woodall

Elijah Woodall
b. 11 March 1836, Martin County, Indiana
d. 11 January 1922, Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado

m. 7 May 1857, Jasper County, Illinois
Erminda Carpenter
d. 16 September 1906

Children with Erminda Carpenter:
• [—?—] married H. G. Danhaver
• [—?—] married J. R. Proctor
• [—?—] married H. A. McKean

Elijah left Martin County, Indiana, about 1840.

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

Joseph Raney

Joseph Raney
b. 14 July 1824, Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana, to Joseph and Cecilia (Cissel) Raney
d. 22 February 1889, Sherman Township, Kossuth County, Iowa

m/1. 31 January 1847, Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana
Polly Gootee
b. 19 February 1819, Perry Township, Martin County, Indiana, to Thomas and Nancy Gootee
d. 26 March 1862, Sherman Township, Kossuth County, Iowa

m/2. 22 May 1863, Cresco Township, Kossuth County, Iowa
Mary Fisher
b. 5 March 1845, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to Addison and Martha Fisher
d. 31 December 1907, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa

Children with Polly Gootee:
• Virginia (b. 1847) married (1) William Johnson, (2) A. J. Downs
• Walter W. (1849-1920) married Cora Marie Fisher
• Thomas (1850-1851)
• Sheldon (b. 1852) married Isabella Gilmore
• John (b. 1854)
• Nancy (1856-1875)
• Caroline (1858-1918) married John Robert Fraser
• Francis Joseph (1860-1889)
• unknown

Children with Mary Fisher:
• Mary A. (1864-1955) married E. C. Clark
• Henry A. (1865-1871)
• Phoebe O. (1867-1944) married Charles Elmer Clark
• William H. (1868-1926) married Flora B. Stoddard
• Cora Marie (1870-1929) married John Orlando Starks
• Charles A. (1872-1946) married Leila Clark
• David Elmer (1874-1924) married Adda Sample
• Carrie I. (1876-1885)
• James Adolfus (1877-1954) married Lula Mae Fitch
• Martha A. (b. 1879) married Walter R. Davis
• George S. (b. 1881) married Lula [–?–]
• Robert F. (1883-1957) married (1) Josephine Ryan, (2) Caroline M. McLoed
• Lillian Gertrude (b.1885) married Forest Ward Cairy
• Frank (1888-1912)
• Eleanor

Joseph and Polly moved to Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1854, then on to Kossuth County, Iowa, in 1856. Joseph was the third white farmer to settle in what is now Sherman Township but was then Irvington Township. The first white birth in that township was their daughter Caroline. The second white death in the township was Polly.

Submitted by:
Thomas H. Starks
Las Vegas NV
E-mail: tomstat@aol.com

John McRay Inman

John McRay Inman
b. about 1841, Indiana, to George and Nancy (Webster) Inman
d. 8 January 1929, Oklahoma

m/1. about 1861
Lucinda Richison
b. about 1847, Indiana, to James and Hester Richison
d. 11 August 1905, Hennessey, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
dv/1. between 1875 and 1876

m/2. 18 January 1877, Cedar Grove, Franklin County, Indiana
Sarah Heap
d. 10 January 1929, Oklahoma

Children with Lucinda Richison:
• George (b. 1862)
• Hester A. (1864-1929) married William D. Shackelford
• James “Jim” (b. 1867) married Emma Crane
• Isaac “Ike” (b. 1870) married Rosa Copeland
• William “Bill” (b. 1872)
• Noah (b. 1875)

Children with Sarah Heap:
• Richard “Dee” (b. 1878) married Gertrude [–?–]

John and Lucinda lived in Mt. Spring, Baker Township, Martin County, Indiana, in the 1870 census. By the 1880 census, John, his second wife Sarah, their son Dee, and John’s son William were in Montague County, Texas, where John operated a saloon in Spanish Fort, Texas. John, Sarah, and Dee left Nocona, Texas after 1900 for Manitou, Oklahoma, where John operated a café. John and Lucinda’s sons, George, William, and Noah all stayed in Daviess County, Indiana, near Elnora, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK