Category Archives: Warrick County

Cletus Emril Spradlin

Cletus Emril Spradlin
birth: 08 Aug 1908, Warrick County, IN to Louis Everette Spradlin and Katie Hamby
death: 19 Oct 1974, Perham, Otter Tail, MN
burial: St Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend, St Joseph, IN

marriage: 03 Aug 1929, Valparaiso, Porter, IN
Vera Fern Wilson
birth: 26 April 1907 to Jacob Abijah Wilson and Bertha Loretta Asper
death: 07 Aug 1999, Tucson, Pima, AZ
burial: St Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend, St Joseph, IN (shared headstone)

Children of Cletus and Vera Spradlin:

  • Phyllis Jean Spradlin, b: 25 May 1930, d: 10 April 2005, m: 23 Sept 1950- Arthur William Bruggeman
  • Larry Dean Spradlin, b: 24 Mar 1935, d: 20 May 2012, m, 1st: Carolyn Paege, m, 2nd: living
  • Son Spradlin, Living

Cletus Spradlin lived in Warrick County, Indiana from birth until approximately 1928, when he removed to St Joseph County, where he lived from 1929-1967 (in both Mishawaka and South Bend). He lived in Dent, Otter Tail County, Minnesota 1967- 1974.

Charter member of the River Park Lions Club and member of the River Park Fisherman’s Club
Worked at both Bendix and Studebaker
Was a tool-maker/owner at DeBurring Products Company

Submitted by:
Teresa Bruggeman Kahle
Email: teresa@theintrepidsleuth.com

 

Benjamin F. Stites

Benjamin F. Stites
b. 26 December 1843, near Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Sidney Vail (Davis) Stites
d. 31 October 1921, Moore, Fergus County, Montana

m. Yankeetown, Warrick County, Indiana
Matilda Lee
b. 11 January 1858, Yankeetown, Warrick County, Indiana
d. 12 May 1911, Moore, Fergus County, Montana

Children with Matilda Lee:
• Daisy D. (b. 1878)
• Della M. (b. 1880)
• Benjamin Frank (b. 1882)
• William S. (b. 1885)

All the children except William were born in Warrick County, Indiana; William was born in Buffalo County, Nebraska. The family moved to Amherst in Grant Township of Buffalo County some time between the birth of Benjamin and William.

Submitted by:
Norma Sullivan
Delphi IN

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

Jefferson Simmons

Jefferson Simmons
b. 20 January 1860, Pike or Dubois County, Indiana, to Jefferson and Elizabeth (Kinder) Simmons
d. 25 January 1907, New Madrid County, Missouri

m/1. 25 November 1884, Warrick County, Indiana
Sarah R. Isaacks
b. 1863, Pigeon, Warrick County, Indiana
d. 2 May 1898, Como, New Madrid County, Missouri

m/2.
[–?–]

Children with Sarah R. Isaacks:
• Alford/Alfred
• Henry
• William “Bill”
• Hattie married [–?–] Duty

Children with [—?—]:
• Tom
• Jerrie married [–?–] Berg

There were five other children but they all died young.

The family lived in Dubois, Pike, Spencer, and Warrick counties in Indiana before leaving the state in 188l.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

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

Joseph Isaacks

Joseph Isaacks
b. April 1841, Warrick County, Indiana, to Jesse and Sarah A. (Berry) Isaacks
d. 27 April 1903, Bernard, Mississippi County, Missouri

m. 18 May 1862, Gentryville, Warrick County, Indiana
Elizabeth R. Barker
b. June 1841, probably Hancock County, Kentucky
d. 23 February 1913, Bald Knob, White County, Arkansas

Children with Elizabeth R. Barker:
• Sarah R. married [–?–] Simmons
• Valentine P.
• Phebe J. married [–?–] Heath
• Jesse C.
• Mary E. married [–?–] Cartes
• Furrenda V.
• Minna D. married [–?–] Hipp
• Mina A. married [–?–] Hardin
• George Harvey

Joseph left Indiana in 1888.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

Nathan Perry France and Carrie Catherine Arford

Nathan Perry France
b. 9 Nov. 1869 Boonville, Warrick Co., IN to William Glen France and Permelia Ellen Goad
d. 24 Feb. 1952 Anderson, Madison Co., IN
bur. East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN

Nathan Perry France

Nathan Perry France

m. 7 May 1902 Odon, Daviess Co., IN
Carrie Catherine Arford
b. 3 Nov. 1877 Odon, Daviess Co., IN to Franklin Bloom Arford & Jane C. Wilson
d. 19 Feb. 1963 Anderson, Madison Co., IN
bur. East Maplewood Cemetery at Anderson, Madison Co., IN

France gravestone

France gravestone

Children of Nathan Perry France and Carrie Catherine Arford:

Nathan Perry France was born and raised in Indiana. He studied at seminary out of state but returned to Indiana afterwards to spend his life as a preacher for the United Brethren Church of Christ in 15 cities throughout the southern part of the state. He retired in Anderson, where he died in 1963.

Carrie Catherine Arford was born and raised in Indiana. She attended college out of state but returned to Indiana afterwards to spend her life as a preacher’s wife, travelling with her husband who was a preacher for the United Brethren Church of Christ in 15 cities throughout the southern part of the state.

Submitted by:
Rick France
Indianapolis, IN
E-mail: rfrance@indy.rr.com

Sarah A. Berry

SARAH A. BERRY
b. 3 January 1815, Kentucky
d. 23 July 1897, Mississippi County, Missouri

m. 16 March 1837, Spencer County, Indiana
Jesse Isaacks
b. 1 August 1807, North Carolina
d. 21 July 1888, Pigeon Township, Warrick County, Indiana

Children with Jesse Isaacks:

  • Harvey
  • Furrenda E. married [–?–] Hesson Joseph
  • Mary A. married [–?–] Chaney
  • John A.
  • David (1851-1859)

Sarah came to Indiana about 1830 from Kentucky. She lived in Spencer and Warrick counties while in Indiana and emigrated from Pigeon, Warrick County, in 1890.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

John R Stites

John R Stites
b. 4 March 1836, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Benjamin and Sydney (Davis) Stites
d. 29 September 1897, Havana, Sargent County, North Dakota

m. 3 October 18856, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana
Eliza Johnson
b. 31 August 1829, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana
d. 1 February 1922, Oakland, Alemeda County, California

Children with Eliza Johnson:

  • Robert
  • Virginia
  • Kate
  • Lou Cretia
  • Arthur

John immigrated to Indiana from Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1836-1837. He lived near Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana, and Yankeetown, Warrick County, Indiana. John moved to Havana, Sargent County, North Dakota, after 1870.

Submitted by:
Norma M. Sullivan
Delphi IN