Category Archives: Owen County

Flora Louise DeMoss

Flora Louise DeMoss
birth: 2 Aug 1883 at Knox County, Indiana to Samuel T. and Sarah Frances (Winkler) DeMoss
death: 15 Oct 1861, Gosport, Owen Co., IN
burial: Edwardsport Cemetery, Knox Co., IN

marriage: 4 Sep 1901, at Knox Co., IN
Robert E. Barr
birth: 26 Jun 1882 in Knox Co., IN to James and Susan (Welch) Barr
death: 18 Jun 1951 at Knox Co., IN

Children of Flora Louise DeMoss and Robert E. Barr:

  • Gilbert Barr, b. 3 Nov 1903, d. 11 Dec 1985
  • Leona E. Barr, b. 24 Apr 1907, d. 10 Jan 1992, m. (1) James A. Holt, (2) Unk Moreland
  • Blanche E. Barr, b. 17 Oct 1911, d. 26 Jul 1985, m. William N. Decker

Flora Louise DeMoss Barr Lived In:

  • Born at Knox County, Indiana
  • Monroe County, Indiana
  • Died at Owen County, Indiana (from c.1923)

Other Information: Flora Louise DeMoss was divorced from Robert Barr in 1920 at Monroe County, Indiana.

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

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

Amos Neier

Amos Neier
birth: 25 February 1860 at Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel and Margaret (Fertig/Fertich) Neier
death: 22 September 1964 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

marriage: 10 Aug 1891, Jasper Co., IN
Alice Chrisenberry
birth: Sep 1869 in Indiana
death: 26 Jul 1956, at East Monticello, White Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

Children of Amos Neier and Alice Chrisenberry:

  • Edith Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 2 Jan 1986, m. Harry Cunningham
  • Edgar Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 31 May 1973, m. Deva Marie Cochran

Edith and Edgar were twins.

Amos Neier Lived In (in order):

  • Born in Owen County, Indiana
  • Putnam County, Indiana
  • Jasper County, Indiana
  • White County, Indiana
  • Died in Tippecanoe County, Indiana

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

Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney

Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney
birth: 5 Aug 1876 at Spencer, Owen Co., IN to Alfred Paul and Elizabeth Jane (Lehman) Viquesney
death: 4 Oct 1946, at Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 24 Jun 1904, Owen Co., In
Cora Belle Barnes
birth: c.1880, Kansas to Isaac and Laura (Dean) Barnes
death: 3 Oct 1933, Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney and Cora Belle Barnes:

  • No children

Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney Lived In:

Shelbyville, IN very briefly

Also lived in Georgia

Other Information:

After Cora died, Ernest married Elizabeth Sadler. He was the creator of “The Spirit of American Doughboy” and other works of art. Ernest established the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana.

Submitter is not related.

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

Alfred Paul Visquesney

Alfred Paul Visquesney
birth: 12 May 1828, France
death: 15 Jan 1899, Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: Before 1854
Sarah E. Bell
birth: 5 Nov 1834, Virginia
death: 2 Mar 1866, probably Parke Co., IN
burial: Rockville Cemetery, Parke Co., IN

Children of Alfred Paul Visquesney and Sarah E. Bell:

  • Ella R. Viquesney, b. c.1854, m. James A. Strouse
  • Anna C. Viquesney, b. c.1856,
  • Charles W. B. Viquesney, b. c.1859
  • James Viquesney, b. c.1859, d. after 1899
  • Edward Viquesney, b. c.1860, d. after 1899

Alfred Paul Visquesney Lived In:

  • Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Parke County, Indiana
  • Owen County, Indiana
  • France
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Arbor Hill, Virginia
  • Augusta County, Virginia

Other Information:

After the death of his first wife, Alfred remarried twice; one child was born to each of the subsequent marriages. According to his obituary, published in the Danville (IN) Republican on January 26, 1899, “Paul A. Viquesney” died Jan. 15th at Spencer. The Spencer Journal says:

“Paul A. Viquesney died Jan. 15th at Spencer. Concerning him the Spencer Journal says: He was born May 12, 1828, near Paris, France, where he lived until about three years old when his parents came to this country and settled in Philadelphia and afterwards moved to Washington, D. C., from there to Arbor Hill, Va., where he was married to Sarah E. Bell, December 29,1852. To this union were born six children. He moved some time in the year 1860 to Danville, Hendricks County, Ind., where he lost one child, Anna C. Sometime in the fall of ’65 he moved to Rockville, Parke County, Indiana, where he lost his wife and three children. There are only two living of this marriage, James A. and George E. He afterward married Marie Tenbrook who had one child, Bert. He came to Spencer in 1872 and Dec. 24, 1894, married Jane Lehman. To this union was born one child, Ernest M.; who is at Ft. Barancas, Fla. Mr. Viquesney was in his 70th year. He was a member of Hobahlodge, I. O. O. F. and the Royal Arcanum. His funeral took place Tuesday at 3 PM under their auspices.”

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

Walter Cadis Sanderson

Walter Cadis Sanderson
birth: 3 Sep 1880, at Owen Co., IN to William and Mary (Cassida) Sanderson
death: 18 Dec 1968, at Brazil, Clay Co., IN
burial: Carolina Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 28 Jan 1914, at Owen Co., IN
Ethie May Huber
birth: 12 Oct 1880, at Owen Co., IN, to Levi Reed and Margaret Caroline (Lucas) Huber
death: 26 Feb 1967, Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Carolina Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Walter Cadis Sanderson and Ethie May Huber:

  • Billy Avon Sanderson, b. 15 Oct 1919, d. 12 Nov 1933, never married
  • Mary Marguerite Sanderson, Living, m. Owen Barnes
  • Estes Huber Sanderson, b. 12 Oct 1920, d. 16 Feb  1961, m. Cleota Nicoson

Other Information:

Walter Cadis Sanderson was born in Owen County but lived the majority of his life in Poland, Clay County, Indiana, about half a mile from the Owen County line. He died at the Clay County Hospital in Brazil, Indiana.

Walter and Ethie attended the Carolina Church in Jordan Village. The church was built by Ethie’s father, Levi. Ethie’s family lived not too far east of the church.

Submitter is related to Ethie aka Effie (Huber) Sanderson.

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

 

William Sanderson

William Sanderson
birth: c.1851, Indiana
death: 15 Mar 1886
burial: unknown

marriage: 13 Apr 1876 at Owen Co., IN
Mary Cassady/Cassida
birth: Nov 1857, Indiana to Isaac and Tempa (Jordan) Cassida
death: 22 Jul 1908, Putnam Co., IN
burial: unknown

Children of William Sanderson and Mary Cassady/Cassida:

  • Roscoe Tilden Sanderson, b. 23 Dec 1877, d. 2 Jun 1964
  • Walter Cadis Sanderson, b. 3 Sep 1880, d. 18 Dec 1968, m. Ethie May Huber
  • Ora Mae Sanderson, b. 20 May 1883, d. 10 Nov 1960, m. Lee Roy Baldwin

Other Information:

After William Sanderson’s death, his widow Mary married Eli Fraizer/Frazier, 20 September 1889 at Owen County, Indiana, and had three additional children: Martha, Mary, and Hazel. This family is not related to submitter.

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

 

Lewis McClellan Walden

Lewis McClellan Walden
birth: June 1862, probably in Owen Co., IN to Zephania Walden and Nancy A (Abernathy) Walden
death: 16 Jun 1938, Owen Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 9 Nov 1883, Owen Co., IN
Hattie Chambers
birth: 22 Jun 1864 in Indiana to Isaac and Lynne Chambers
death: 21 Nov 1964, Owen Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Lewis McClellan Walden and Hattie Chambers:

  • Pearl Walden, b. 1884, d. unknown, m. Emmett Rumple
  • Bert Walden, b. 1885, d. 1917, m. Mamie E Hawkins
  • Ralph Walden, b. 1888, d. 1973, m. Jennie Swafford
  • Charles R Walden, b. c1895, d. 1968, m. Mary M Allen

Lewis McClellan Walden Lived In:

It is believed that Lewis lived his entire life in Monroe and Owen Counties, primarily the latter.

Other Information:

This ancestor of no relation to the submitter.

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

Zephania E Walden

Zephania E Walden
birth: 3 Jun 1833, probably in Monroe Co., IN, to Lewis L Walden and Virlincha G (Parks) Walden
death: 22 Jan 1916, Owen Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 27 Apr 1854, Monroe Co., IN
Nancy A Abernathy
birth: 1 Feb 1833, in Indiana, to Eli and Polly/Mary (Havener) Abernathy
death: 2 Mar 1919, Owen Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Zephania E Walden and Nancy A Abernathy:

  • Amanda Walden, b. 1857, d. 1875, m. Abner Evans
  • Lewis M Walden, b. 1862, d. 1938, m. Hattie Chambers

Zephania E Walden Lived In:

  • Monroe County, Indiana
  • Owen County, Indiana

Other Information:

Most of the family is buried in Chambersville Cemetery east of Spencer.

There is no relation between this Indiana ancestor and the submitter.

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

Lewis Walden

Lewis Walden
birth:18 January 1801, at Woodford County, Kentucky to Joseph and Rachel Walden
death: 8 Apr 1886, Owen County, Indiana
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 25 Apr 1822
Virlincha G Parks
birth: c.1805 in North Carolins to William and Jemima Parks
death: 3 Nov 1885, probably in Owned Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Lewis Walden and Virlincha G Parks:

  • William J Walden, b. 1823, d. 1897, m. Virlincha Julia Parks
  • Austin M Walden, b. 1825, d. 1879, m. Mary Matilda Litten
  • Nancy Ann Walden, b. 1826, d. 1916, m. Rufus H. Cline
  • Willis Benjamin Walden, b. 1829, d. 1914, m. Filena/Philina Cline
  • Lewis W. Walden, b. 1830, d. 1885, m. (1) Elizabeth Ann Owens, (2) Frances Reynolds
  • Zephania E Walden, b. 1833, d. 1916, m. Nancy A Abernathy
  • Virlincha Walden, b. 1836, d. 1916, m. William Litten
  • Jemima Walden, b. 1838, d. 1883, m. William Cline
  • David C Walden, b. 1840, d. 1855
  • Rachel Walden, b. 1842, d. 1927, m. (1) Andrew J Hite, (2) Joel H Malicoat

Lewis Walden Lived In:

The Walden family lived in Virginia until after the close of the Revolutionary War, when they relocated to Woodford County, Kentucky and then to Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana in 1819. They lived in Ellettsville, Monroe County for a time and then settled in Owen County on a property known as Flat Woods.

Other Information:
Most of the family is buried in Chambersville Cemetery east of Spencer.

There is no relation between this Indiana ancestor and the submitter.

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

 

Birch Evans Bayh

Birch Evans Bayh
birth: 29 Sep 1893 at Quincy, Owen Co., Indiana to Frederick C. and Metta Alice (Evans) Bayh
death: 26 Aug 1971 at Bethesda, MD
burial: Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

marriage: 25 Dec 1923 in Vigo Co., IN
Leah Ward Hollingsworth
birth: 6 Sep 1897 in Indiana to John Harrison and Mary Katherine (Ward) Hollingsworth
death: 16 Oct 1940 in Washington, D.C.
burial: Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Children of Birch Evans Bayh and Leah Ward Hollingsworth:

  • Two children were born to this marriage, including Birch Evan Bayh II, former U.S. Senator from Indiana

Birch Evans Bayh Lived In:

Owen, Clay, and Vigo Counties, Indiana

Washington, D.C.

Other Information: Birch Evans Bayh and Leah Ward Hollingsworth were the grandparents of Evans Bayh, former Governor of Indiana.

There is no relation between this Indiana ancestor and the submitter.

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