Category Archives: Monroe County

Ernest Sidney Matson

Ernest Sidney Matson
birth: 25 Oct 1911, Ellettsville, Monroe Co., Indiana to Ulysses Sidney Matson and Ida Bell Turner
death: 13 Sep 1944 in World War II, Atlantic Ocean
burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Ellettsville, Monroe Co., IN

marriage: 9 Nov 1940, Monroe Co., IN
Nellie Frances (May) Hazel
birth: 27 Dec 1912, Bean Blossom Twp., Monroe Co., IN to Obie Francis May and Rosa Dell Hughes
death: 10 July 1975, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Ellettsville, Monroe Co., IN

Children of Ernest Sidney Matson and Nellie Frances (May) Hazel:

  • Donald K. Matson b. 1943

Ernest Sidney Matson lived in:

  • 1911- 1944- Ellettsville, Monroe Co., Indiana

Other Information:

Ernest Sidney Matson and his son, Donald K. Matson, were both born at 104 W. Temperance St. (Hwy. 46) in Ellettsville, Monroe Co., Indiana. Ulysses S. Matson bought the property in 1896 and his grandson Donald K. Matson sold this property in 1998.

Ernest Sidney Matson was Seaman 2nd Class in U.S. Navy

Submitted by:
Donald K. Matson
Email: dmatson876@gmail.com

James Ephraim Baugh

James Ephraim Baugh
birth: 9 January 1896, in Spencer, Owen Co., Indiana to John Thomas and Mary Estella (Stimson) Baugh
death: 20 December 1975, Clay Co., Indiana
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 7 January 1915, Owen Co., IN
Hazel Elizabeth Mason
birth: 28 Feb 1896, Owen Co., IN to Elwood U. and Emily (Bowne) Mason
death: 9 Sep 1986, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of James Ephraim Baugh and Hazel Elizabeth Mason:

  • Patricia Ann Baugh, m. Emery Joseph Nagy
  • Emily Elizabeth Baugh, b. 24 Sep 1920, d. 24 Sep 1920

James Ephraim Baugh Lived In:

James was born, raised, and died in Owen County, Indiana.

Other Information:
Built a house in 1936 on Highway 46 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. This home is the current residence of the submitter. The ancestor and submitter are not related.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

George Washington Trisler

George Washington Trisler
b. 8 July 1835, Mercer County, Kentucky, to David and Lydia (Hoover/Rohrer) Trisler
d. 5 April 1922, Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma

m. 25 September 1865, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
Nancy Ann Wire
b. 15 June 1850, Midway, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 March 1932, Avant, Osage County, Oklahoma

Children with Nancy Ann Wire:
• Clara Florence (1866-1932) married (1) Enoch Jones, (2) Jacob Downs
• Sarah (b. 1869) married (1) Jack Shores, (2) George Marion Faylor
• Charley Enay (1872-1951) married (1) Eve Crippen, (2) Elizabeth Stevens
• George Washington (1873-1937) married Dillie Crippen
• Mary (1876-1920) married (1) Winter D. White, (2) David Hildebrand
• James A. (1880-1940) married Ethyl Malone
• Laura B. (1882-1970) married Albert Setterstrom
• Benjamin Harrison (1886-1968) married Letha Ida Linton
• Ross Albert (b. 1895) married Lillie Karnes

George came to Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, in 1840. After living in Rockport and Midway in Spencer County, Indiana, he emigrated to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in 1878. Then in 1881 the family moved to Indian Territory which later became Oklahoma. He was a cooper (barrel-maker). He was in Company I, 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry from August 1861 to August 1864, except for three months in the 49th Regiment in early 1864.

Submitted by:
Tina Trisler Gilbert
Wichita KS
E-mail: wgilb10676@aol.com

Zebulon Collins Smith

Zebulon Collins Smith
b. 20 October 1806, Kentucky
d. 26 November 1878, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa

m/1. 2 June 1831, Monroe County, Indiana
Martha “Patsey” Finley

m/2. 6 June 1836, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Ann “Polly” Moore
b. 22 October 1818, Lincoln County, Kentucky, to William and Ann (Inyart) Moore
d. 15 January 1914, Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa

Children with Martha Finley:
• Martha Jane (b. 1833) married Joseph Jefferson Maxwell

Children with Mary Ann Moore:
• John Moore (1839-1922) married Anna Maria Ralph
• Cynthia Ann (1841-1940) married Aaron Kennedy Ralph
• Mary McClelan (1843-1931) married Freeland Edwards
• William Henry (1846-1919) married Mary Elizabeth Miner
• Jacob Zebulon “Jake” (1850-1930) married Lydia Anne DeMar
• Reuben Jasper (1853-1925) married Mattie Matison
• Theodoria Ellen (b. 1856) married Frank Archer

It is unknown when Zebulon immigrated to Indiana; however he lived in Monroe County and, after his second marriage, in Orleans, Orange County, before emigrating in 1855 to Clark County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore
b. 22 October 1818, Lincoln County, Kentucky, to William and Ann (Inyart) Moore
d. 15 January 1914, Osceola, Clark County, Iowa

m. 6 June 1836, Monroe County, Indiana
Zebulon Collins Smith
b. 20 October 1806, Kentucky
d. 26 November 1878, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa

Children with Zebulon Collins Smith:
• John Moore (1839-1922) married Anna Maria Ralph
• Cynthia Ann (1841-1940) married Aaron Kennedy Ralph
• Mary McClelan (1843-1931) married Freeland Edwards
• William Henry (1846-1919) married Mary Elizabeth Miner
• Jacob Zebulon “Jake” (1850-1930) married Lydia Anne DeMar
• Reuben Jasper (1853-1925) married Mattie Matison
• Theodoria Ellen (b. 1856) married Frank Archer

In 1819, Mary Ann immigrated to Indiana from Lincoln County, Kentucky. She lived in Monroe County, where she married the widower Zebulon Smith. They moved to Orange County near where her parents lived in Washington County before immigrating to Clark County, Iowa, around 1855.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

Jennie Moffett Miller

Jennie Moffett Miller
b. 17 July 1886, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, to R.N. Miller
d. 19 March 1920, Sterling, Rice County, Kansas

m. 2 March 1911
Wesley Williams

Children with Wesley Williams:
• Mary Jane
• Lillian Frances
• Nellie Roberta
• Robert Wesley

Jennie emigrated from Indiana about 1890.

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

James McMains

James McMains
b. about 1808, Woodford County, Kentucky, to Andrew P. and Sarah (Haddon) McMains
d. Indianola, Iowa

m. 1844
Catherine Sears
b. Monroe County, Indiana, to David and Catherine Sears
d. 14 January 1884, Jefferson County, Iowa

Children with Catherine Sears:
• Manerva
• Malissa A. married David Wertfall
• Lydia

James came to Indiana sometime between 1810 and 1820 from Woodford County, Kentucky, and lived in Lawrence, Parke, and Putnam counties. He was educated in a one-room log school. In 1837, along with his brother, John, and with one horse to ride between them, the brothers headed out to the Iowa Territory, nine years before Iowa became a state.

In 1851, James drove an ox team to California to take part in the Gold Rush there, taking six months to complete the journey. After spending two years working up and down the California and Oregon coasts, James returned to Iowa by way of the Isthmus of Panama, having walked across the isthmus.

Submitted by:
Evelyn Stiles
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Oscar Macy

Oscar Macy
b. 28 July 1829, Knox County, Indiana, to Obed and Lucinda (Polk) Macy
d. 1 November 1910, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 24 June 1873, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Margaret Elizabeth Bell
b. 2 December 1848, Millersburg, Ohio
d. 28 October 1891, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Margaret Elizabeth Bell:
• Estell (b. 1874)
• Margaret Lucinda (1876-1908)
• Irene (1879-1902) married F.J. Whitney
• Alice Bell (b. 1882)
• Oscar Alexander (1884-1918) married Ella McLean

Oscar started west in the spring of 1850. He started from Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, overland to Columbus, then by railroad to Madison, by steamboat to Louisville, Kentucky, and another steamboat to St. Louis, Missouri, then by another boat to Kansas City, Missouri, where his parents and family met him. It then took them nine months to cross the plains.

He had a gold stake for a while. Then he became a printer for several publications. He was the Deputy Collector of Customs at San Pedro and a member of the Los Angeles City Council. Macy Street in Los Angeles is named for this family, since the only house on the street for many years was the Macy’s house.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

John Homer Lee

John Homer Lee
b. 31 August 1849, Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio, to William (1829-1909) and Mary A. (1829-1912) (Adams) Lee
d. 20 December 1898, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois

m/1. 9 March 1873, Rockville, Parke County, Indiana
Rebecca Adaline Mitchell
b. 30 December 1845, Parke County, Indiana, to William Durrow (1818-1898) and Sarah Foster (1818-1857) (Martin) Mitchell
d. 9 January 1879, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois

m/2.
Julia Dove Cain

Children with Rebecca Adaline Mitchell:
• James William Reeder (1874-1896)
• Barthenia Rose (b. 1875) married Asa Parker
• John Baker (1877-1955) married Dollie Dorris

Children with Julia Dove Cain:
• Harry Caine (1888-1959) married Beatrice Crabtree

John came to Monroe County, Indiana, from Rockville, Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1869 with his parents and siblings. He left from Parke County, Indiana, to Mitchelsville, Saline County, Illinois, in 1877. He was a doctor in Harrisburg, Illinois. John served in Company G, 13th Regiment of Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War; his papers list his name as Homer J. Lee.

Submitted by:
Susan Lee Cook
San Diego CA

Isaac Milton Cox

Isaac Milton Cox
b. 17 November 1838, Monroe County, Indiana, to Isaac and Delilah (Reed) Cox
d. 17 January 1917, Bowdre Township, Douglas County, Illinois

m. 12 March 1862, Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana
Tracy Ann Griffith
b. 7 October 1842, Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana
d. 16 July 1917, Douglas County, Illinois

Children with Tracy Ann Griffith:

  • Isaac
  • Martha E.
  • Lewis Cass
  • Omer
  • Hettie Jane
  • James Milton
  • Thomas Stafford
  • Arthur Beswick
  • Delilah Florence

Isaac left from Monroe County, Indiana, about 1877.

Submitted by:
M. Tracy Carpenter
Lambertville, MI