Category Archives: Washington County

Walter M. Crowe

Walter M. Crowe
birth: 11 Mar 1862, Indiana (probably Owen Co.) to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 24 Apr 1930, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Cuba Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

(1) marriage: c1888-1890
Gertrude Haines/Haynes
birth: unknown
death: unknown

(2) marriage: 30 Jun 1904 in Gibson Co., IN
Martha A. (Thorn) Cosby Loumiller
birth: unknown, parents were William H. and Jemima (Cain) Thorn
death: 15 May 1944, in Gibson Co., IN

There are no known children of Walter M. Crowe and Gertrude Haines/Haynes

Walter M. Crowe lived in:

Walter Crowe was probably born in either Washington County, where his parents lived in 1860, or in Owen County, where his parents lived in 1870. He was a traveling musician who worked in Indiana and adjacent states. It’s possible he lived in the Chicago area about 1900, although he is not found there in census records. In 1910, he was in Gibson County, Indiana. Efforts to locate him in the 1920 census were not successful. In 1930 he was living in Monroe County with his brother, Benjamin.

Other Information:

This is not contributor’s ancestor. Efforts to locate the date and place of Walter’s first marriage to Gertrude Haines/Haynes, also a musician, were not successful. According to newspapers from Huntington, Indiana, Gertrude sued Walter for divorce in May 1894, and that divorce was granted in June 1894. On June 30, 1904, in Gibson County, Walter married his second wife, Martha A. (Thorn) Cosby Loumiller.

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

Morris M. Crowe

Morris M. Crowe
birth: 29 Oct 1857, Pekin, Washington Co., IN to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 4 Nov 1947, at Carp, Owen Co., IN
burial: Hudson Hill Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 20 Mar 1881 at Owen Co., IN
Lula “Lulie” E. Montgomery
birth: 21 Jun 1860, at Owen Co., IN to William B. and Nancy A. Montgomery
death: 13 Aug 1951, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Hudson Hill Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Morris M. Crowe and Lula “Lulie” E. Montgomery:

  • Mont E. Crowe (1882-1970), m. Dovey Steele
  • Frank M. Crowe (1887-1900)

Morris M. Crowe lived in:

Morris lived in Washington County, Indiana, until sometime between 1860 and 1870 when his family settled in Owen County. He continued to live in Owen County until the time of his death. After the death of her husband, Lulie share a home with their son, Mont, in Spencer, Owen County. She died in Monroe County, after being taken there to a hospital after a fall.

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

James Ivan Dye

James Ivan Dye
birth: 4 Sep 1849, Jay Co., IN to John and Mariah Jane (Harritt) Dye
death: 5 Oct 1932, Athelstan, Taylor Co., IA
burial: Isadora, Worth Co., MO

marriage: 1 Jan 1873, Jay Co., IN
Martha Ellen Miller
birth: 24 Sep 1850, Washington Co., IN to John Arthur and Lucinda (Pinney) Miller
death: 7 Nov 1927, Athelstan, Taylor Co., IA
burial: Isadora, Worth Co., MO

Children of James Ivan Dye and Martha Ellen Miller:

  • Lewis Dye, b. 1873, d. 1948
  • George Dye, b. 1875, d. 1953
  • Lucinda M. Dye, b. 1876, d. before 1880
  • Joshua F. Dye, b. 1877, d. 1940, m. Ida M. Cordell
  • Effie O. B. Dye, b. 1879, d. 1949, m. Francis Emery “Frank” Smith
  • David H. Dye, b. 1881, d. 1958
  • Alfred A. Dye, b. 1883, d. 1899
  • Charles Albert Dye, b. 1885, d. 1940, m. Maude Grace Landreth
  • Charles Estes Dye, b. 1888, d. 1880
  • Johny W. Dye, b. 1891, d. 1899

James Ivan Dye lived in:

Jay County, Indiana from 1849 to after 1881.

He also lived in Missouri and in Taylor County, Iowa.

Other Information:

Ancestor is contributor’s 2nd great-grandfather through his son Joshua.

Submitted by:
Melinda J. Morrell
Email: melinda_morrell@yahoo.com

Jefferson Crowe

Jefferson Crowe
birth: 27 Jul 1836 near Salem, Washington Co., IN to Ira and Martha (Wilson) Crowe
death: 23 Jul 1910, Owen Co., IN
burial: Cuba Methodist Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 11 Dec 1854, Washington Co., IN
Amanda O. Motsinger
birth: 8 Nov 1838 in Washinton Co., IN to David and Lydia (Moore) Motsinger
death: 1 Apr 1923, Owen Co., IN
burial: Cuba Methodist Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Jefferson Crowe and Amanda O. Motsinger:

  • Josephine Crow, died in infancy
  • Morris M. Crow, b. 29 Oct 1857, d. 4 Nov 1947, m. Lulie E. Montgomery
  • Charles E. Crow, b. c1860
  • Walter M. Crow, b. 11 Mar 1862, d. 24 Apr 1930, m. (1) Gertrude Haynes, (2) Martha A. Thorn
  • William Jefferson Crow, b. 27 Aug 1863
  • Minnie P. Crow, b. 22 Mar 1870, d. 8 May 1890, m. Oscar Kayler
  • Benjamin Preston Crow, b. 6 Aug 1872, d. 9 Jun 1941, m. Henrietta A. Carter
  • Henry/Harry Crow, b. 12 Feb 1875, d. 12 Oct 1938, m. Elvira Meek
  • Cora/Christine A. Crow, b. 18 Jun 1879, d. 13 Oct 1961, m. (1) Reid Hight, (2) Charles P. Surber, (3) [–?–] Hendricks
  • Maude Crow, b. 25 Feb 1880, d. 10 Dec 1962, m. John Hill
  • Hattie May Crow, b. 15 May 1882, d. 25 Aug 1969, m. Homer E. Hyden

Jefferson Crowe lived In:

Born and raised in Washington County, Indiana, he came to Owen County between 1870 and 1880. He remained in Owen County until his death.

Other Information:

This Indiana ancestor is not related to contributor.

The family name appears as Crowe and Crow in records.

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

Bonnie Lincoln Noe

Bonnie Lincoln Noe
birth: 13 Feb 1921, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY to C.F. Noe and Agatha May Lightcap
death: 16 Feb 1999 at Naples, Collier Co., FL
burial: Barnes Cemetery, Nabb, Clark Co., IN

marriage: 29 Mar 1944, Scottsburg, Scott Co., IN
Margaret Ann Nicholson
birth: 21 Sep 1927, Salem, Washington Co., IN to Noble Durward Nicholson and Ruth Helen Voyles
death: 9 Feb 2016, Naples, Collier Co., FL
burial: Barnes Cemetery, Nabb, Clark Co., IN

Children of Bonnie Lincoln Noe and Margaret Ann Nicholson:

  • Paula Jeanne Noe, b. 1946, living, m. Steven Carlisle
  • Peggy Joanne Noe, b. 1949, living
  • Patsy Joyce Noe, b. 1952, living
  • Pamela Joy Noe, b. 1958, living
  • Penny Janalyn Noe, b. 1967, living

Bonnie Lincoln Noe lived in:

  • Nabb, Scott County, Indiana from 1921 – 1967
  • Naples, Collier County, Florida

Other Information:

Bonnie was a owner and operator of his own business:  Noe’s Garage and Filling Station in Nabb.  He also drove a school bus for Lexington Township School, Lexington, Scott County, Indiana and was a hobby farmer.   His wife, Margaret Ann Noe, was Bonnie’s assistant and also drove a school bus in Lexington Township.  She was their first woman school driver.  Due to Bonnie’s health, the couple moved to Naples, Florida, where it was warmer and out of the cold winters of Indiana.

Submitted by:
Jeannie & Steve Carlisle
Email: carlisle.jeannie@gmail.com

Nicholas Wathen

Nicholas Wathen
birth: 21 Apr 1787, Charles County, Maryland to Barton Wathen and Mary Coomes
death: 3 May 1857, Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana
burial: St. Peter’s Cemetery, Montgomery, Daveiss County, Indiana

marriage: 1 Nov 1814, Washington County, Kentucky
Sarah Masters
birth: 1793, Prince Georges County, Maryland to Joshua Masters and Elizabeth Selby
death: 1871, Washington County, Indiana
burial: St. Peter’s Cemetery, Montgomery, Daviess County, Indiana

Children of Nicholas Wathen and Sarah Masters:

  • Richard, 1815- aft 1888; m. Martha Cissell
  • Ann, 1817-?, m. Charles Gibson
  • Athanatius, 1819-1898, m. Elizabeth Ann Mattingly
  • John, da. 1821-1901, m. Julia Ann Kidwell
  • William Francis, 1827-1893, m. Lucinda Cissell
  • Elizabeth, 1828-?
  • Raphael, 1829-1917, m. Mary ann Cavanaugh
  • Joshua, 1830-?, m. Julia O’Dell

Nicholas was a veteran of War of 1812 and took Indiana land as a grant. He lived in Charles County Maryland (1787 – after 1800); Washington County, Kentucky (1812-1835) and Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana (1835-death).

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

Volney Edgar Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Edgar Morgan
birth: 8 Dec 1849, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana to John Morgan & Margaret A. Bright
death: 15 April 1935 Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

marriage 1: 11 Feb 1877, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana
Elizabeth Christina Bruner
birth: Indiana to Nancy Bruner (b. 29 Apr 1829 d. 24 Mar 1883)
death: 10 Apr 1887, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
burial: Veal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Christina Bruner

Christina Bruner

marriage 2: 8 Apr 1888, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
Mary Ann Miles 

marriage 3: Apr 1920, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Julia Cummings 

marriage 4: Dec 1926, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Junetta Bailey

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Elizabeth Christina Bruner:

  • Florence Isabelle Morgan (1875-1950) m. 1890 Henry John Miles
  • Bertha P. Morgan (1879-1950) m. 1907 Orville W. Lee
  • Lee Royce Morgan (1881-1881)
  • Thomas Edgar Morgan (1883-1978) m/1. 1904 Sadie B. Hendrix; m/2. 1928 Florence Kemplin; m/3. 1937 Ethel Prosser

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Mary Ann Miles:

  • Nettie J. Morgan (1889-1893)
  • Joseph W Morgan (1890-1977) m. 1915 Stella Shaw
  • William Alexander Morgan (1892-1983) m. 1913 Lila Northey
  • Oscar Morgan (1894-1967) m. 1921 Grace McGinnis
  • Andrew Valentine Morgan (1896-1988) m. Dorothy Burns
  • Mary M. Morgan (1898-1956) m/1. 1917 Harold Dunlap; m/2. 1954 Rallph Ozburn
  • Francis Aloysious Morgan (1900-1984) m. Helen Duryea
  • Margaret Elizabeth Morgan (1901-1955) m. 1922 Robert Sieloff
  • Barbara Agnes Morgan (1903-1993) m/1. Edward Humpal; m/2. Albert J. Ordway
  • Harry M. Morgan (1905-1951) m/1. 1936 Ruth Reed; m/2. 1951 Lelia L. Lynass

The obit for Volney:
“Valentine Edgar Morgan. Valentine Morgan grew to manhood in Fredericksburg, IN.  He was left an orphan when he was a mere child and had to make his way however he could.  As a result he was not able to obtain so much as a grade school education.  He could not read a book or write a letter.  But he did pick up a surprisingly good practical education in his own experience.  However the lack of education seriously limited him all through his life and this, together with much bereavement he experience, caused him to be very quiet and reserved.  In the years 1895 he came to Dawson County, Nebraska and he has resided here ever since.

While he himself belonged to no church, so far as is known, ….He himself attended worship in the Methodist church of Lexington until he was no longer able to do so.

In 1871 Mr. Morgan married Elizabeth Bruner in Fredericksburg, Indiana.  To this union 2 daughters and a son were born.  These survive their father.  They are Mrs. Bertha Lee, Forrest Park, Illinois, Mrs Henry Miles, North Platte, Nebraska, and Mr Edward Morgan of Oshkosh Nebraska.  The mother of these three passed away in about 1885.

In April, three years later, Mr. Morgan married Mary Miles in Washington, Indiana.  To this union 10 children were born.  One daughter, Nettie passed away in 1893 at the age of 3 years.  This Mrs. Morgan passed away in 1910.  The 9 children who survive their parents are, Joseph W. Morgan and Mrs Mary Dunlap of Lexington, William A. Morgan, San Diego, California, Oscar J. Morgan, Fr. Collins, Colorado, Andrew and Frank Morgan, Cheyenne Wyoming, Mrs Marjorie Sieoff, Ainsworth, Nebraska, Mrs Bea Humpal, Ravenna, Nebraska, and Dr. Harry Morgan, Ship Surgeon on the USS Grant (at sea).

Then years after Mrs. Morgans death Mr. Morgan married Julia Fox in Lexington, Nebraska.  This was in April 1920.  Two years later Mr Morgan was again bereaved of his wife.

Five years later in 1927, Mr Morgan married Junetta Gullick in Lexington.  Mrs Gullick-Morgan survives her husband.”

When Volney married his first wife Christina Bruner he used the name Volney Morgan in 1877.  Then when he married Mary Ann Miles he used the name Valentine Morgan in 1888.  His son Thomas Edgar Morgan said his father’s name was Volney.

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.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

Thomas Albert Morgan

Thomas Albert Morgan
birth: 25 Aug 1805, Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
death: 10 Jun 1899, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Canton Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 24 Sep 1827, Floyd County, Indiana
Harriet Buckman
birth: 14 May 1808, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Benjamin Buckman & Eunice Mather
death: 18 Mar 1889, New Philadelphia, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Canton Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana

Children of Thomas Albert Morgan and Harriet Buckman:

  • Benjamine F Morgan (1829-1881)  m. 1851 to Margaret Walker
  • Ermine Morgan (1831-1914) m. 1860 to James Grokett
  • Margaret Ann Morgan (1833-?) m. 1857 to Thomas Thompson
  • Thomas Richard Morgan (1835-1891) m. 1857 to Penelope R. Moore
  • Eunice L. Morgan (1837-?) m. 1860 William Durbin
  • Elmira Morgan (1839-?) m. 1856 to William A.  Auston
  • Lafayette Morgan (1842-1880) m1. 1868 to Mary McCurdy; m2. 1877 to Marg. Monroe
  • Clark Buckman Morgan (1846-1864) died in the Civil War.
  • Harriet Morgan (1847-1882) m. 1868 Henry Clay Durbin
  • Clarence D. Morgan (1850-1855)
  • Belle Morgan (1858-?) m. [–?–] Meadows

“June  12, 1889, New Philadelphia items–Thomas Morgan Sr. passed the way of all flesh, June 10th , of paralysis.  Deceased was 84 years old and leaves a family of four children, one son and three daughters, who still survive him.  One of his sons, Clark, who departed this life several years ago, met his death while out defending the Stars and Stripes.  His son Thomas R. Morgan lives in Campbellsburg.  Mr. Morgan was pioneer saddle and harness maker, having carried on the business here alone for 30 years. He was an industrious good citizen and a member of the Baptist Church.”

“Thomas Albert Morgan was born on Aug 25 1805, either in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) or the Shenandoah Valley.  One of his grandchildren, Belle Meadows, recalled a story he related about having been lost in the mountains of Kentucky at the age of five, after trying to follow his father who was going hunting.  He became lost in the woods overnight while family and friends tried to locate him.  A Negro discovered him the following morning.  this story suggests that the Morgan family may have lived in Kentucky for a time.

In 1815, his parents moved to Floyd County, Indiana, where Thomas was reared and educated.  He moved with his brother to Fredericksburg in 1825 and opened a saddle and harness shop.  this business flourished and he became a prominent member of society.  Although not rich, he was financially sound.  On 26 Sept 1827, Thomas married Harriet Buckman in Floyd County, Indiana, who was the daughter of Benjamin and Eunice Buckman II.  They resided in Washington and Floyd Counties for the remainder of their lives and Thomas was renowned and respected throughout the area for the quality work he did.  Through out  the years they lived in Fredericksburg, Salem, New Albany, Canton and New Philadelphia.  On July 4 1885, Thomas and Harriet won a five dollar gold piece for having been married the longest of anyone present, 58 years.  Thomas died in New Philadelphia on 10 June 1889 and Harried died there on 18 March 1889.  They are buried in the Canton Cemetery in Canton, Indiana.”

New Philadelphia, Indiana is an unincorporated Community in Franklin Township, Washington  County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

Martha Ann Stout

Martha Ann Stout
b. 24 October 1844, Washington County, Indiana, to Reuben H. and Lucinda (Roberson) Stout
d. about 1873, Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee

m. about 1867
William M. Kelly
b. 5 March 1831
d. June 1895, Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee

Children with William M. Kelly:
• Nathan B. (1868-1888)
• Nancy Belle (b. 1870)
• Callie Hilda (b. 1872)

All three children were born in Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee. The two girls married brothers in Tennessee and moved to Arkansas.

Submitted by:
Jayne Kelley Hunter
Memphis TN