Category Archives: Warren County

Sophia Esther Stevens

Sophia Esther Stevens
b. 9 February 1896, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Leonard and Ida J. (Hatt) Stevens
d. 30 August 1916, Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois

m. 10 January 1914, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
John Ruben Scott
b. 3 January 1894, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois
d. 8 August 1969, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas

Children with John Ruben Scott:
• Earl Sylvester

Sophia lived in Tangier, Parke County, and Tab, Warren County, before emigrating in 1909.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

Leonard C. Stevens

Leonard C. Stevens
b. January 1869, Parke County, Indiana, to John Walter and Julia Ann (Life) Stevens
d. 13 October 1925, Normal, McLean County, Illinois

m. 21 July 1889, Parke County, Indiana
Ida Jane Hatt
b. July 1871, Parke County, Indiana

Children with Ida Jane Hatt:
• Joseph Earl
• Cecil Coyer
• Cynitha B. (?)
• Sophia Esther
• Clyde
• Orval L.

The family lived in Parke County; Terre Haute, Vigo County; and Tab, Warren County, Indiana, before leaving the state in 1909.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

Ida J. Hatt

Ida J. Hatt
b. July 1871, Parke County, Indiana, to William Albert and Martha A. (Braden) Hatt
d. after 1920

m. 21 July 1889, Parke County, Indiana
Leonard C. Stevens
b. January 1869, Parke County, Indiana
d. after 1920

Children with Leonard C. Stevens:
• Joseph Earl
• Cecil Coyer
• Cynitha B.
• Sophia Esther married [–?–] Scott
• Clyde
• Orval L.

Ida lived in Terre Haute, Vigo County, and in Tab, Warren County, in addition to Parke County while in Indiana. She left from Warren County in 1909. She moved from Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois, sometime after 1920.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

Rebecca M Cronkhite

Rebecca M Cronkhite
b. 8 August 1824, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Elijah and Catherine (Ouderkirk) Cronkhite
d. 18 November 1891, Marion County, Iowa

m. 26 December 1846, Jones County, Iowa
William H. Garrison
b. 21 August 1819, Dearborn County, Indiana
d. 3 November 1890, Marion County, Iowa

Children with William H. Garrison:

  • Elijah (1849-1850)
  • Sarah (b. 1850)
  • Silas and Eliza (b. 1851)
  • Samantha J. (b. 1855)
  • Abraham (b. 1856)
  • Omer (b. 1857)
  • Lincoln (b. 1860)

Rebecca was in Warren County, Indiana, by 1829 and emigrated about 1840.

Submitted by:
Phyllis J. Miller
San Mateo CA

Washington Marion Crawford

Washington Marion Crawford
b. 21 April 1838, Warren County, Indiana, to Nelson G. and Martha (Smith) Crawford
d. 23 August 1889, Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas

m. 4 March 1860, Warren County, Indiana
Mary Foster
b. 28 August 1842, Warren County, Indiana, to Zebulon and Caroline (Ostrander) Foster
d. 21 January 1929, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas

Children with Mary Foster:

  • Ida Kate (1862-1934) married Alva O. Sherman
  • Judson Foster (1866-1949) married Josie Winifred Hammond
  • Carrie A. (1870-1886)
  • Lida A. (1871-1945) married Alvin Hamilton Lighter
  • Nelson Garfield (1881-1957) married (1) Cora B. Adams, (2) Grace Nicoll Stateler

The family left Warren County, Indiana, about 1885.

Submitted by:
Marcia Crawford Philbrick
Seneca KS

Edwin Hiram Clark

b. 24 June 1859, St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota
d. 13 June 1945, Norfolk, Princess Anne County, Virginia

Leeta Bannon
b. 8 August 1871, Pine Village, Warren County, Indiana
d. 31 July 1920, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana

Children with Leeta Bannon:

  • Glenn R. (1897-1962) married (1) Catherine Matilda Morse, (2) Mrs. Belle Meek
  • Perry Edwin (1899-1955) married (1) Mary Ellen McDaniel, (2) Betty Jean Severance Montgomery
  • Irma (b. 1901) married Sidney Baker

Edwin was a carpenter and telephone electrician. He lived in Warren and Benton counties in Indiana for most of his life. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. in Oxford. The family was in Minnesota at the time of its 1857 territorial census. His body was returned to Oxford, Indiana, for burial.

Submitted by:
Barbara Clark Myall
Goleta CA

Henry Kelley Woodson

Henry Kelley Woodson
b. 16 November 1831, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
d. 15 May 1920, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

m. 3 March 1853, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Elvina Johnson
b. 8 November 1833, Attica, Warren County, Indiana
d. 5 March 1920, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Children with Elvina Johnson:

  • [–?–]

The couple stopped several years in Illinois before moving on to Kansas, where their only son was born. Both Henry and Elvina were given federal pensions for service during the Civil War from Indiana.

Submitted by:
Carla Kelley White
Tonkawa OK

Francis M Wade Lemming

Francis M Wade Lemming
b. 27 March 1861, Medina Township, Warren County, Indiana, to Ephraim and Ann (Henry) Lemmings
d. 26 July 1937, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 27 June 1894, Warren County, Indiana
Mary Jane Crow
b. 1870, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana

m/2. after 1922, Los Angeles, California
Loretta [–?–]

Children with Mary Jane Crow:

  • Cora Inez (1895-1975) married Frank R. Martin
  • Fred Earl (1897-1947) married (1) Eva [–?–], (2) Edith V. “Nettie” Smith

Francis Lemming resided in both Medina and Jordan townships of Warren County, and in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wade Lemming left Indiana for the West in the 1880’s. In 1890 he resided in Newcastle, Wyoming Territory, and later the same year, near Cotopaxi, Colorado. He and his wife settled in Salida, Colorado, where their two children were born.

In the late 1890’s Wade was living in Denver, Colorado, where he was employed as chief lineman for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. But by 1905 he had returned to Indiana and was farming in Jordan Township, Warren County, where he remained until June 1918.

He left Indiana for the last time in 1918 and spent the last nineteen years of his life employed by the Christian Science organization in the Los Angeles, California, area. Mary Jane remained in Indiana and filed for divorce in 1922 on grounds of desertion. He died in Pasadena, California, and is buried in San Gabriel.

Submitted by:
Donald H. Ebbler
Glendora CA

William Cantrall

William Cantrall
b. 1808, Kentucky
d. Modoc, California

m. 30 December 1833, Warren County, Indiana
Malinda A. Boyer
b. 1818, Ohio
d. 15 June 1881, Cedarville, Modoc County, California

Children with Malinda A. Boyer:

  • Stephan (1835-1911)
  • John (1836-1890)
  • Mary (b. 1838)
  • Andrew (1840-1929)
  • Sarah (b. 1841)
  • Malinda (b. 1843)
  • William (1846-1925)
  • Thomas Icabad (1848-1917)
  • Robert (b. 1850)
  • Jane (b. 1853)
  • George (b. 1858)
  • Nancy Agnes (b. 1860)

William immigrated to Indiana from Kentucky in 1830. He resided in Warrick and Warren counties in Indiana. William moved in 1836 to Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Bonnie Bartlett
Springfield OR

Preston C Bugher

Preston C Bugher
b. 4 July 1871, Carroll County, Indiana, to Daniel P. and Mercy Monba (Lewis) Bugher
d. 21 August 1911, Salem, Marion County, Oregon

m/1. 28 December 1893, Warren County, Indiana
Emma Stella Smith

m/2. 22 September 1898
Emma Stella Smith

m/3. 12 December 1901, Parke County, Indiana
Laura Phillips
b. 9 September 1879, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Thomas Walter and Alice Ann (Coker) Philips
d. 24 August 1956, Salem, Polk County, Oregon

Children with Laura Phillips:

  • Hazel (1902-1986) married Marion Charles Andresen
  • Walter C. (b. 1908) married Pearl M. Patterson

Both marriages to Emma Stella Smith were later dissolved.

About 1907, Preston and Laura moved to a claim in Texas County in the Oklahoma panhandle. Following a few years in a dugout on the claim and as operator of a livery stable in Guymon, Preston decided to move to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Following Preston’s death in 1911, his widow shipped his body back to Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, for burial. Her plans were to return to Indiana to live, but after living in Indiana for a short time, she moved back to Oregon to raise her children.

Preston enlisted on 13 May 1898 and served as a private in Company K, 2nd U.S. Infantry, during the Spanish American War. He fought in four battles of Santiago in 1898 and was honorably discharged at Anniston, Alabama, on 16 January 1899.

Submitted by:
Mary Alice Janis
Tampa FL