Eli Melvin Rinker

Eli Melvin Rinker
birth: 4 Nov 1859, Morgan Co to Elizabeth Clark and John B Rinker
death: 10 Sep 1905, Morgan Co
burial: New Butterfield Cemetery, Morgan Co, IN

marriage: 17 Nov 1883, Morgan Co
Ora Ruth Hadley
birth: 15 Dec 1860, Mooresville IN to Margaret Ann Macy and Levi Simon Hadley
death: 4 Sep 1921, Brooklyn, Morgan Co
burial: Brooklyn Cemetery, Brooklyn, IN

Children of Ora Ruth Hadley and Eli Melvin Rinker:

  • Edna Margaret Rinker m Hobson 1884-1918
  • Myrle Rinker m. (Gregory) 1896-1968
  • Els Elizabeth Rinker 1888-1965

Ancestor here lived in: Morgan Co, Marion Co

Submitted by: Lucinda Smith

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William Alexander Warthen

William Alexander Warthen
birth: 14 Jan 1795 North Carolina to William Warthen (Wortham) and Phoebe Puckett
death: 1 Nov 1875 Ray Township Morgan County Indiana
burial: Warthen Cemetery Ray Township Morgan County Indiana

marriage: 1818 Overton Co. TN
Sarah W. Wadkins
birth: 1796 TN to Samuel Wadkins and Amanda (name unknown)
death: 1858 Morgan County Indiana
burial: unknown

Children of Sarah W. Wadkins and William Alexander Warthen:

  • Amanda, b. 11 Nov 1818, prob in Tennessee
  • Polly Ann, b. abt. 1820, prob. in Tennessee
  • John A., b. abt. 1820 in Tennessee, md. Eliza Jane Minton in abt. 1842, Eliza was born in 1822 in Virginia
  • Ira Smith, b. 20 Jul 1821 in Tennessee
  • Permilia, b. abt 1823 in Tennessee, died young
  • Francis, (female), b. 1825 in Tennessee
  • William Simpson
  • Phoebe Puckett, twin, b. 13 Nov 1832, d, 10 Apr 1899, Carters Burn Cemetery, Johnson, Indiana; Susan, twin, b. 13 Nov. 1832
  • James J. b. 23 Nov 1834, d. 9 Nov 1913, Carters Burn Cemetery, Johnson, Indiana
  • Sadie Wadkins, b. 7 Nov 1836, d. 29 Jun 1903, Olive Christian Cemeter, Morgan, Indiana
  • Bedford, b. abt. 1838; Laura, b. abt 1840

Ancestor here lived in:

  • William A. Warthen came to Indiana from Tennessee at an early date and shortly after emigrated to Missouri. In 1835 he returned to Indiana and purchased the farm in Ray township in Morgan county that he lived on till he died. In 1937 He received a land grant from President Van Buren for his service in the War of 1812 for property in Ray Township Morgan County Indiana. North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and finally Indiana.

Other Information:

He married (1) SARAH WADKINS Bef. 1818 in Tennessee. She was born 1796 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1838 – 1858 in Indiana. He married (2) MARY ANN COOK October 21, 1858 in Morgan county IN. He married (3) RHODA (FALLER) GORDON May 01, 1862 in Morgan county IN. She was born Abt. 1800, and died 1880.

William A. enlisted in Capt. David Smiths Company near Fayetteville, Tennessee. From Fayetteville, Tennessee, place of muster, he marched with the company to Fort Williams, Alabama, where he remained for the period of about four months and performed Garrison Duty. There were no battles in that district at that time. From Fort Williams he was furloughed beyond the time of his enlistment which he understood to be for the time of six months and permitted to return home in Overton County, Tennessee, where he was discharged. He was sent his discharge by his Captain from the home of the Captain at Sparta, Tennessee. William A. served from June 20, 1814 to February 2, 1815.

Francis Kittredge Porter

Francis Kittredge Porter
birth: 24 Sep 1794 Sullivan NH to Amaziah Porter and Rhoda Kittredge
death: 18 Apr 1874 Gosport, IN
burial: Samaria Cemetery Ray Township Morgan county

marriage: 1 May 1817 Jeffersonville, IN
Margaret Glass
birth: 2 Jul 1796 Sommerset, PA to John Glass, Sr. and Anna Barbara Shriver
death: 8 Feb 1829 Clark Co., IN
burial: unknown

Children of Margaret Glass and Francis Kittredge Porter:

  • Julian Ann 1818-1844
  • Hiram Egel 1820-1886
  • Sarah Ann 1822-1913
  • Margaret 1824-1871
  • Rhoda 1824-1871
  • Jonathan 1826-1828

2nd marriage
Pressha Elizabeth Hilton 1797-1873

Children of Pressha Elizabeth Hilton and Francis Kittredge Porter:

  • Christina 1831-1925
  • Lethana 1833-1922
  • Pressha Elizabeth 1837-1908
  • Mary J. 1842-1907

Ancestor here lived in:

  • 1817-about 1831 Clark Co. IN
  • 1831-1874 Owen Co. IN
  • 1794- about 1817 NH

Other Information:

Operated a grist mill in Owen/Morgan county powered by water from what is known as Porter’s Cave. His grandfather Dr. Francis Kittredge Jr. and his great grandfather Dr. Francis Kittredge Sr. were both surgeons serving in the Revolutionary War in MS.

Submitted by:
Ellen Wilson-Pruitt
Email: ellenwilsonpruitt@gmail.com

Jeremiah Conwell 

Jeremiah Conwell 
birth: 28 May 1786, Sussex County, Delaware to John Conwell and Elizabeth Waller
death: 10 April 1867 Franklin County, Indiana
burial: Conwell Cemetery, Laurel, Franklin, Indiana

marriage: 1809 Sussex County, Delaware
Catharine Kendrick
birth: 7 May 1789 Sussex County, Delaware to William Kendrick and Lydia Robinson
death: 14 Feb 1866, Fayette County, Indiana
burial: Conwell Cemetery, Laurel, Indiana

Children of WIFE here and HUSBAND HERE:

  • Robert Kendrick Conwell 1786-1869 m 1836 Malinda Larch 1811-?
  • James A. Conwell 1812-1879 m 1833 Harriet Conner 1815-1883
  • Daniel Conwell 1814-1834
  • Lydia K. Conwell 1818-1897 m 1836 Robert Macklin 1812-1879
  • Robinson Conwell 1819-1906 m 1848 Caroline Butler 1829-1906
  • Hester Jane Conwell 1820-1878 m 1841 Thomas McIlvaine 1816-?
  • Deborough Susan Conwell 1822-1897 m 1839 Peter Fretwell Wright 1814-1883
  • Elias N. Conwell 1825-1847
  • Catharine Riley Conwell 1827-1912 m 1847 John Henderson
  • William Kendrick Conwell 1829-1891 m 1853 Eliza Jane Thomas 1832-bef 1880 and m 1871 May Jane Elam
  • Anna Mariah Conwell 1832-1916 m 1853 Capt Wm Lockwood Day 1829-1913

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Sussex Co. Delaware 1766 – before 1840
  • Fayette and Franklin County, Indiana bef 1840-death in 1867

Submitted by:
Leslie Bagwell
Email: lesliewrightb@gmail.com

John Wesley Osburn

John Wesley Osburn
birth: 29 Apr 1839, Rush County, Indiana to Harmon and Elizabeth “Eliza” Jane Packard Osburn
death: March 27, 1903, Pueblo, Colorado
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Indiana

marriage: 23 Dec 1868, Hamilton County, Indiana
Juliet Johnson
birth: Abt. 1850, Hamilton County, Indiana to Phineas and Sarah Dehart Johnson
death: August 28, 1881, Hamilton County, Indiana
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Indiana

Children of Juliet Johnson and John Wesley Osburn:

  • Estelle Quail Osburn, 1871-1949, married (1) George W. Kent, Jr. (2) Raymond Paul Martz
  • Carrie Lee Osburn, 1873-1939, married John Kyle Smiley

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Rush County and Hamilton County, Indiana 1839-1886.
  • Wichita and Burrton, Kansas, 1886-1893.
  • Corning, Arkansas, 1893-1903.

Other Information:

 John Wesley Osburn (“J. W.”) was the fourth of nine children born to Harmon and Eliza Jane Packard Osburn. His brother, Edward Walker Osburn, wrote: “He was educated in the public schools and taught for a number of years. Most of his life was spent in farming and dealing in stock. He was a great lover of fine horses.” On the 1860, 1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses, his occupation is listed as “Farmer” and as “Milch Dary” (sic). He married (1) Juliet Johnson in 1868. She died in 1881. They had two daughters. He married (2) Eliza J. Howard in 1882. They had no children. In 1886, the family moved to Wichita, Kansas, where J. W. worked as real estate and loan agent. Later that year, the family moved to Burrton, Kansas, where he became owner and editor of the Burrton Weekly Graphic. Eliza Howard Osburn died in 1887. In April, 1890, J. W. Osburn was elected to the Burrton city council on the Citizens Party ticket. The main issue in the election was installation of electric lights in the town. He was in favor of it. In March 1893, J. W. sold the newspaper and moved to Corning, Arkansas, to marry Dr. Joyce Fredrica Richards Hobson. Mrs. Dr. Hobson, as she was addressed, had practiced eclectic medicine in Noblesville, Indiana, until 1891, when she had moved to Corning. The couple lived in Arkansas, along with J. W. Osburn’s daughters, until 1903. For reasons of health, John Wesley and Joyce F. Osburn moved to California. The climate reportedly did not agree with him, and they began their journey home in March 1903. J. W. Osburn’s health deteriorated, and they were forced to stop at the home of his nephew, Oliver Lincoln Reed, in Pueblo, Colorado. There, he died on March 27, 1903. His body was brought to Noblesville, Indiana, and interred in Crownland Cemetery.

Submitted by:
Alexander Blair Smith
Email: alexsmith17131@gmail.com

Lewis Gould Adkinson

Lewis Gould Adkinson
birth: 8 September 1839 in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana to Samuel Thomas Adkinson and Jane McHenry Adkinson
death: 19 January 1906 in Atlanta, Georgia
burial: West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

marriage: 28 July 1863 in Rush County, Indiana
Mary Almira Osburn
birth: 28 July 1843 in Rush County, Indiana to Harmon and Elizabeth “Eliza” Jane Packard Osburn
death: 29 June 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida
burial: West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

Children of Mary Almira Osburn and Lewis Gould Adkinson:

  • Isabel Adkinson (1865-1940) married Edwin Grant Conklin
  • Fannie Adkinson (1868-1942) married Edmund Crooker Ziegler
  • Albert Reed Adkinson (1871-1917) married Carlotta Opal Willett
  • Jennie May Adkinson (1877-1921) married Otha Thomas Usleman
  • Rufus Harmon Adkinson (1879-1902) Did not marry.
  • Laura Adkinson, dates unknown, died in infancy.
  • Arthur Edwin Adkinson, dates unknown, died in infancy.

Ancestor here lived in:

  • 1839-1860: Cotton Township, Switzerland County
  • 1861-1887: Southeastern Indiana, various locations as assigned as Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, including: 1870: Columbus, Bartholomew County; 1880: Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County
  • 1882-1887: Moores Hill, Dearborn County, as President of Moores Hill College
  • 1888-1900: New Orleans, Louisiana, as President of New Orleans University
  • 1901-1906: Atlanta, Georgia, as President of Gammon Theological Seminary

Other Information:

 Lewis Gould Adkinson began public life at the age of 18 ( abt. 1857) by teaching in a public school. In two years he was Principal of the third grade public school in Vevay, Switzerland County. In 1859 he was licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1860 admitted to the Southeast Indiana Conference. He served as minister in various locations until 1882. He was appointed as President, Moores Hill College, Dearborn County in 1882, and served until 1887. In 1887, Rev. Adkinson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from DePauw University. He was appointed as President, New Orleans (Louisiana) University, and served from 1888 until 1900. He was appointed as President, Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia and served from 1901 until his death in 1906.

Submitted by:
Alexander Blair Smith
Email: alexsmith17131@gmail.com

Mary Almira Osburn

Mary Almira Osburn
birth: 28 July 1843 in Rush County, Indiana to Harmon and Elizabeth “Eliza” Jane Packard Osburn
death: 29 June 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida
burial: West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

marriage: 28 July 1863 in Rush County, Indiana
Lewis Gould Adkinson
birth: 8 September 1839 in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana to Samuel Thomas and Jane McHenry Adkinson
death: 19 January 1906 in Atlanta, Georgia
burial: West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

Children of Mary Almira Osburn and Lewis Gould Adkinson:

  • Isabel Adkinson (1865-1940) married Edwin Grant Conklin
  • Fannie Adkinson (1868-1942) married Edmund Crooker Ziegler
  • Albert Reed Adkinson (1871-1917) married Carlotta Opal Willett
  • Jennie May Adkinson (1877-1921) married Otha Thomas Usleman
  • Rufus Harmon Adkinson (1879-1902) Did not marry.
  • Laura Adkinson, dates unknown, died in infancy.
  • Arthur Edwin Adkinson, dates unknown, died in infancy.

Ancestor here lived in:

  • 1839-1863: Rush County
  • 1861-1887: Southeastern Indiana, various locations accompanying her husband, who was a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and President of Moores Hill College (1882-1887)
  • 1888-1900: New Orleans, Louisiana,
  • 1901-1906: Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1906-1918: Jacksonville, Florida

Other Information:

Her biography appears in: Willard FE and Livermore MA. American Women. Fifteen Hundred Biographies with over 1,400 Portraits. New York: Mast, Crowell and Kirkpatrick, 1897, Volume 1, page 8. “She began her married life as a pastor’s wife in Laurel, Indiana. Removing to Madison, she was four times elected president of the Madison district association of the M. E. Church. Since 1873 she has actively engaged in temperance work, and is now (1897) a superintendent of the “Women’s Christian Temperance Union” in the State of Louisiana. .” Her brother, Edward W. Osburn wrote: “Mary was a very loyal and efficient helpmate to her husband. She was always prominent in church and social circles, and an untiring worker in the W. C. T. U. She was President of the New Orleans, La., W. C. T. U. during her residence there and from 1909-1917 was the efficient President of the Jacksonville, Florida, W. C. T. U.” After the death of her husband, she lived in Jacksonville Florida until her death in 1918.

Submitted by:
Alexander Blair Smith
Email: alexsmith17131@gmail.com

Benjamin Chadsey

Benjamin Chadsey
birth: 8 Aug 1765, North Kingston, RI, to Richard Chadsey & Servia Reynolds
death: 8 Aug 1812 near Vincennes, Knox County, IN
burial: Buried on farm near Vincennes, IN

marriage: 24 Aug 1786 in Vermont
Jerusha Nichold
birth: 29 Oct 1764 in Vermont
death: 15 Feb 1815 near Vincennes, Knox County, IN
burial: Buried on their farm with spouse near Vincennes, Knox County, IN

Children of Jerusha Nichold and Benjamin Chadsey:

  • Sirrinda Chadsey (1 Apr 1788 Vermont – 1820) m. 1715 Mr. Hibbard
  • Susanna Chadsey (22 Nov 1791 Vermont – 18 Oct 1845 Vincennes, Knox, IN) m. 1809 Mr. Maleory
  • Jerusha Chadsey (25 Jun 1794 Vermont – 1865 Schuyler County, IL) m. 12 Jun 1816 Mr. Robert Harrison in Knox County, IN
    • m. 22 Jun 1839 Nathan Brooks in Schuyler, IL
  • Benjamin Chadsey II (18 Aug 1796 Vermont – Schuyler, IL 1883)
  • John Milton Chadsey (22 Nov 1798 New York – 7 Nov 1876 Santa Fe, MO) m. 1828 Margaret Mitchell in Parke County IN
  • Robert Nichols Chadsey (22 Feb 1801 NY – 1 Aug 1885 Rushville, Schuyler, IL)
  • Asaph Nichols Chadsey (24 Feb 1803 NY – 10 Aug 1835 AR)
  • Sophronia Chadsey (23 Dec 1805 NY – 9 Feb 1881 Schuyler County, IL)
  • James A Chadsey (24 Oct 1809 NY)

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Franklin County, VT
  • Essex, NY
  • OH

Submitted by:
Ann M Yochum
Email: theyoders@indy.rr.com

Kenneth Eugene Mason

Kenneth Eugene Mason
birth: 20 Jan 1920 in Indianapolis, IN to Fern Clark & Volney Ancil Mason
death: 23 Aug 1959 in Terre Haute, IN
burial: Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN

marriage: 28 Feb 1946 in Dolphn, VA
Frances Colleen Gibson
birth: 21 Nov 1927 in Lawrenceville, VA to Lulu Virginia Lewis & William Cullen Gibson
death: 8 Dec 1968 in Terre Haute, IN
burial: Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN

Children of Kenneth Eugene Mason and Frances Colleen Gibson:

  • Fern Eugenia Mason (1947)
  • Billie Virginia Mason (1948)
  • Betty Lee Mason (1951 – 2011)

Kenneth Eugene Mason lived in:

  • 1920 – 1928 Nashville, IN
  • 1920 – 1944 Indianapolis, IN
  • 1944-1946 Army Air Corps
  • 1948 – 1950 Nashville, IN
  • 1950 -1959 Terre Haute, IN
  • 1946 -1948 Virginia

Other Information:
An accomplished stand up base player. Played with big bands and small cowboy groups. He played with Bill Monroe in Nashville, IN. He was key to promoting and playing in the Terre Haute Park Band.

Fern Lalonde
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