Category Archives: Vanderburgh 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

 

John Morgan

John Morgan
birth: 26 Aug 1811, Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
death: 17 Jun 1852, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 24 Dec 1835, Floyd County, Indiana
Margaret A. Bright
birth: 2 May 1815, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky to John Andrew Bright & Lydia Hinkle
death: 16 Aug 1902, Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana
burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Children of John Morgan and Margaret A. Bright:

  • Richard George Morgan (1836-1912)  m. 1863 Hester Ann Russell
  • Elizabeth Martha Morgan (1838-1973) m. 1854 Calvin Henry Thompson
  • John Bright Morgan (1840-1913) m. 1861 Mary E. Kipp
  • William Henry Morgan (1842-1926) m.1866 Sarah Louise Elliott
  • Sarah Ann Morgan (1844-1934) m. 1865 George William Tolson
  • David Kimble Morgan (1847-1926)  m/1. 1872  Hannah Sipgler; m/2. 1875 Harriet Sparks
  • Volney Edgar Morgan (1849-1935) m/1. 1877 Elizabeth Christina Bruner; m/2. 1888 Mary Ann Miles; m/3. 1920 Julia Cummings; m/4. 1926 Junetta “June” Bailey
  • Lydia Morgan (1852-1906) m. Joseph C. Loughmiller

John moved to Floyd County, Indiana with his parents in 1815. He married Margaret Bright in Floyd County and their first child, Richard, was born in Terre Haute, Vigo County. By 1842, the family lived in Frederickbury, Washington County, where son William was born.

Thomas Albert Morgan, born 25 Aug 1805 and John Morgan, born 26 Aug 1811 were brothers born in Wheeling, West Virginia and settled in Indiana in 1826 at Fredricksburg, Indiana.”

“John B. Morgan Sr. was born in Virginia, presumably in the Shenandoah Valley.  In 1815 his, parents moved to Floyd County Indiana, in 1815, where he was raised and educated.  He entered the saddle and harness trade with his brother Thomas in 1825 in Fredericksburg, Indiana. and the business proved profitable.  The 1850 census indicated that he had $2,000 to his name, which was quite a bit for that period.“

“John’s son Kimble and Volney were the first to settle in Daviess County, Indiana.”

“Richard George Morgan was born at Terri Haute, In 8 Feb 1836.  His parents moved to Fredricksburg , Posey County, in the Spring of 1841, opening an general store and harness shop in the old building recently torn down to give place to Julian’s new building.  At that time Washington Street was the State road.  A brick hotel that stood near the wall on that street, the brick building now occupied by Thomas Richards and a few cabins constituted the town.
Mr Morgans father (John) soon erected an old fashioned English inn, where H.L. Siegs residence now stands.  It was a very large building, containing more than twenty rooms, had great double porches and was built with a view to the convenience and comfort of the traveling public.  It was destroyed by fire about 1855.”

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

Rachel Kenyon Turner

Rachel Kenyon Turner
b. 14 April 1897, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Rev. James Wesley and Elizabeth (Woodfill) Turner
d. 10 February 1982, Akron, Ohio

m. 17 September 1924, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana
Donnell Riggs Shoffner
b. 22 May 1897, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
d. 27 January 1966, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan

Children with Donnell Riggs Shoffner:
• Donnell Riggs (b. 1925)
• James Harry (b. 1928)

Rachel lived in Evansville, Indiana, the first few years of her life, then lived in Greensburg until 1924, when she married and moved to Port Huron, Michigan. In 1978, she left Michigan to live with her sons. She was a member of DAR.

Submitted by:
Janet Smith
Bay City MI
E-mail: marinedad2@yahoo.com

Harrison Lafayette Neely

Harrison Lafayette Neely
b. 22 July 1843, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Greenlief S. and Nancy (Lawrence) Neely
d. 19 April 1913, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

m. 13 September 1863, Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
Algeronia L. Maxwell
b. 24 January 1844, Jefferson, Lost Creek County, Tennessee, to A. C. and Amanda B. (Fleming) Maxwell
d. 1 February 1921, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

Children with Algeronia L. Maxwell:
• Newton Randolph (1864-1887)
• Lucy Jane (1866-1885) married Sam Goodson
• Calvin Monroe (1868-1948) married Bessie Mullins
• Olivia Eva (1870-1963) married Eliab Lucas Cooper
• Mary Matilda (1872-1966) married James Wooten Dyer
• Greenlief S. “Leafy” (1875-1942) married Sue Dyer
• Mattie Lorina “Lora” (1879-1961) married William Webb Hudson
• Freddie (1881-1882)
• Lawrence Lafayette (1885-1962) married Stella Van Hoozer
• Rosalee (1887-1989) married Paul William Goff, Sr.

Harrison also lived in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, before his emigration from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

Greenlief S. Neely

Greenlief S. Neely
b. 20 April 1807, Montpelier, Caledonia County, Vermont, to Matthew and Hannah (Sabin) Neely
d. 16 November 1875, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas

m. 17 October 1830, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Nancy Lawrence
b. 1813/14, Lost Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee, to Richard and Jane (Hammond) Lawrence
d. about 1892, Hopkins County, Texas

Children with Nancy Lawrence:
• Sarah Jane (b. ca. 1832-1885) married Sam H. Overall
• Matthew Hammond “Mack”(1836-1913) married (1) Eva A. Sanders, (2) Sarah Dowell, (3) Mrs. Tabitha Winton
• Mary Ann “Polly” (1838-1886) married George Bradley Merchant
• Randolph P. (b. ca. 1840-ca. 1865)
• Harrison Lafayette (1843-1913) married Algeronia L. Maxwell
• Reuben Monroe (1847-1901) married Josephine Huskey
• Hannah Elizabeth (1850-1902) married George F. Smith

Greenlief came to Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, about 1817. He also lived in Booneville, Warrick County, before leaving from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

Mary Ella Dickey

Mary Ella Dickey
b. 29 November 1885, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Robert Dickey
d. 18 October 1918, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois

m. August 1907, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois
Carroll W. Schnell

Children with Carroll W. Schnell:
• Frederick
• Marrow
• Kathryn
• Bernice

Mary Ella emigrated from Evansville, Indiana, about 1886.

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

Ray William Conover

Ray William Conover
b. 19 October 1884, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Ralph L. and Anna (Smith) Conover
d. 22 April 1933, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. 30 July 1912, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Hattie Lee Chapman
b. 8 March 1889, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
d. 27 April 1987, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio

Children with Hattie Lee Chapman:

  • Anna Lee

Ray lived in Terre Haute, Vigo County; Vincennes, Knox County; Evansville, Vanderburgh County; and Richmond, Wayne County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1927.

Submitted by:
Marie Ann Reedy
Fairborn OH
E-mail: rreedy@mics.net