Category Archives: Posey County

Otis Barton Allyn

Otis Barton Allyn
birth: 28 Sep 1912, Posey Co., IN to Abijah and Emma B. (Wolfinger) Allyn
death: 30 Aug 1985, at Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
burial: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, IN

marriage: 16 Dec 1944, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
Helen Louise Felker
birth: 20 Dec 1913, at Evanville, Vanderburgh Co., IN to John C. and Rosa (Reichert) Felker
death: 23 Nov 1997
burial: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, IN

Children of Otis Barton Allyn and Helen Louise Felker:

  • Mary Louise Allyn, b. 1956, d. 2016, m. Juncker
  • Living

Otis Barton Allyn lived in:

  • Posey County, Indiana
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Evansville, Indiana
  • And various locations during Great Depression summers

Other Information:

Otis attended Indiana University and earned an associate’s degree in education and an LLB from the School of Law. He taught elementary education in Posey County and later had an abstracting and title insurance company. Otis practiced law in Posey County from 1950 until his death in 1985.

Otis served during World War II in the 325th Glider Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division.

 

Submitted by:
Emily Moore
Email: eallynm@gmail.com

 

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

William Franklin Spillman, Sr.

William Franklin Spillman, Sr.
b. 1 October 1851, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, to John Hunter and Susan (Hudson) Spillman
d. 8 June 1937, near Boaz, Graves County, Kentucky

m/1. 7 January 1872, New Haven, Gallatin County, Illinois
Sarah Ann Burrows
b. 3 June 1854, New Harmony, Posey County, Indiana
d. 23 March 1918, near Boaz, Graves County, Kentucky

m/2.
Bige “Josie” Spradley

Children:
• Isaac Benjamin
• Jessie Blanch
• William Franklin
• George
• Fredrica
• Harry Cooksie
• Herbert
• Mary Ellen
• Sarah Ann

The family left Warrick County, Indiana, in 1876.

Submitted by:
Dorothy Austin
Mayfield KY

William Moore Rutledge

William Moore Rutledge
b. 26 June 1820, Mine Run Hundred, Baltimore County, Maryland, to William C. and Margaret (Moore) Rutledge
d. 29 November 1900, Waterloo, Lynn County, Oregon

m. 8 July 1845, Ohio
Sarah Jane Scott
b. 13 January 1824, Ohio
d. 16 July 1911, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Children with Sarah Jane Scott:
• Electra (b. ca. 1846)
• Charles Moore
• Delia
• Cornelia (b. ca. 1851)
• Dorothy Elizabeth (b. 1854)
• Elnora (b. ca. 1859)
• Orfa (b. ca. 1862)
• Maude (b. 1868)

The family came to Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, between 1847 and 1850, and left in December 1851.

Submitted by:
Laine Romero
Olympia WA
E-mail: lainepain@aol.com

William C. Rutledge

William C. Rutledge
b. 16 August 1794, Mine Run, Baltimore County, Maryland
d. 1 June 1872, Littlerock (formerly Black River), Thurston County, Washington

m. 6 March 1818, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Margaret Moore
b. 3 March 1792, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
d. 8 October 1858, Tumwater (formerly New Market), Thurston County, Washington

Children with Margaret Moore:
• John C. (b. 1818)
• William Moore (1820-1900)
• Rachel Jane (b. 1822)
• David Moore (b. 1823)
• Catharine Ann (b. 1825)
• George Washington (b. 1827)
• Margaret Jane (b. 1829)
• Thomas Elliott (1831-1909)
• Andrew Jackson (b. 1833)
• Rachel Amanda (b. 1834)

The family came to Gibson County, Indiana, about 1840, then to Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, about 1850. They left the state in 1851.

Submitted by:
Laine Romero
Olympia WA
E-mail: lainepain@aol.com

Thomas Elliott Rutledge

Thomas Elliott Rutledge
b. 6 March 1831, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, to William C. and Margaret (Moore) Rutledge
d. 28 September 1909, Littlerock, Thurston County, Washington

m/1. 24 July 1856, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington
Louisa Margaret Shotwell
b. 5 May 1839, Clermont County, Ohio
d. 24 February 1877, Littlerock (formerly Black River), Thurston County, Washington

m/2. 11 June 1882, Littlerock, Thurston County, Washington
Nancy Luella Miles
b. 13 November 1844, Pleasant Plains, Iowa
d. 3 March 1925, Littlerock, Thurston County, Washington

Children with Louisa Margaret Shotwell:
• William Thomas (b. 1857)
• Ellen Margaret (b. 1859)
• Emma (b. 1861)
• Marion Francis (b. 1863)
• John Franklin (b. 1866)
• Effie Belle (b. 1868)
• Leonard Moore (b. 1870)
• George Washington (b. 1872)
• Rollin Charles (b. 1873)

Children with Nancy Luella Miles:
• Thomas Albert (b. 1883)
• Lois Iola (b. 1884)

Thomas came to Gibson County, Indiana, about 1840. He also lived in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, before leaving the state in December 1851.

Submitted by:
Laine Romero
Olympia WA
E-mail: lainepain@aol.com

Mary Rapp

Mary Rapp
b. 27 November 1859, Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, to Johan Michael and Dorothea Catharine (Sauerwein) Rapp
d. 5 April 1926, White County, Illinois

m. 28 May 1874, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky
Friedrich Ludwig Roser
b. 18 November 1839, Obermutschelbach, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, to Friedrich Ludwig and Anna Maria (Schmidt) Roser
d. 2 January 1919, White County, Illinois

Children with Friedrich Ludwig Roser:
• Edward (1874-1880)
• Frederick “Fritz” (1879-1955) married Clara Ethyl Clark
• Kathryn Rebecca (1880-1962) married Frederick William Wohlhueter
• Augustus William (1883-1975) married Nola May Eplin
• Lawrence Farrington (1886-1969) married Theresa Henning
• Eunice (1890-1923) married Elvis Huffaker
• Arthur Cecil (1893-1957) married Nellie E. Daily
• Inez Marie (1896-1987) married Harry Horton
• Viola (1889-1978) married Max Cooper

Mary’s parents and older siblings came from Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, to Posey County, Indiana, on 31 May 1853. After her father died in 1862, she and her mother went to live with an older sister and her husband in Henderson, Kentucky. Mary’s sister died in 1872. Two years later, Mary married her sister’s widower. He had a grocery store in Henderson. In 1880, they moved to a farm in White County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Barbara Wohlhueter
Bradenton FL