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

 

Elizabeth Hyden

Elizabeth Hyden
birth: 6 Jan 1837 in Indiana to John and Elizabeth (Beem) Hyden
death: 1920, place unknown
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 25 Apr 1860, Owen Co., IN
Alfred H. Pochin
birth: 1837 in New York
death: 1868
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Elizabeth Hyden and Alfred H. Pochin:

  • Agnes L. Pochin, b. Sep 1862, d. 4 Sep 1945, never married
  • Alfred “Fred” L. Pochin, b. Mar 1868, d. 23 May 1942, never married

Elizabeth Hyden lived in:

It is likely Elizabeth was born in Owen County because her parents were settled there about 1830. Because Elizabeth lived in Owen County in 1910 and was buried there in 1920, that is most likely the place of her death.

Other Information:

Very little is known about Elizabeth Hyden Pochin and her husband Alfred. Their children, Agnes and Alfred both never married and lived together. Agnes and Alfred lived in Denver, Colorado for a time (per the 1940 census) and both may have died there.

Contributor is not related to this Indiana Ancestor.

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

Homer Egbert Hyden

Homer Egbert Hyden
birth: 12 Oct 1879, Owen Co., IN, to James E. and Nancy J. (Alverson) Hyden
death: 1 Nov 1910, Washington Twp, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 31 Dec 1907, Owen Co., IN
Harriet “Hattie” May Crow/Crowe
birth: 15 may 1882, Owen Co., In to Jefferson and Amanda O. (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 25 Aug 1969, Greene Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Homer Egbert Hyden and Harriet “Hattie” May Crow/Crowe:

  • No known children born to Homer and Hattie

Homer Egbert Hyden lived in:

After living most of their lives in Owen County, the couple moved sometime between 1940 – 1948 to Ellettsville, Monroe County. After Homer died and sometime between 1953 – 1969, Hattie moved to Greene County.

Other Information:

The contributor is not related to this Indiana ancestor.

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

Abraham E. Branum

Abraham E. Branum
birth: 18 Mar 1840 in Gibson Co., IN
death: 10 Sep 1942 at Dorris, Siskiyou Co., CA

marriage: 16 May 1861 in Miami Co., IN
Mary Ellander Hawes
birth: Oct 1840 in OH to Jacob Hawes
death: 1906 in WY

Children of Abraham E. Branum and Mary Ellander Hawes:

  • Sarah A. Branum, b. 1861, d. 1898
  • John Daniel Branum, b. 1862, d. 1931
  • Chrisana Branum, b. 1864, d. 1929, m. George McKay
  • Adelia Branum, b. 1856, d. 1871
  • Amanda M. Branum, b. 1867, d. 1927, m. Sylvester Staggs
  • Mary M. Branum, b. 1872, d. 1950, m. Robert C. Woolery
  • Buddie (Bertie) Branum, b. 1875, d. 1885
  • Rosa Branum, b. 1877
  • Marion Henry Branum, b. 1879, d. 1960, m. Sadie Whitehead
  • Nicholas Barney Branum, b. 1882, d. 1959

Other Information:

Abraham E. Branum was a farmer, grain rancher, and blacksmith. He lived to be 102 y 5 m 23 d.

Abraham and Mary Branum

Abraham and Mary Branum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by:
Nancy E. Groshong
Email: catrvlr@pacbell.net

Archie Wayne Freeman

Archie Wayne Freeman
birth: 3 Jun 1902, Freeman, Owen Co., IN to Joseph Press and Edna M (Pryor) Freeman
death: 2 Nov 1992 at Bark River, Delta Co., MI
burial: Gardens of Rest Cemetery, Delta Co., MI

marriage: 31 Dec 1919 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
Lillian Hendricks
birth: 14 Feb 1900 in Hendricksville, Greene Co., IN, to Alonzo and Gracie (Abram) Hendricks
death: 3 Jun 1995 in Bark River, Delta Co., MI
burial: Gardens of Rest Cemetery, Delta Co., MI

Children of Archie Wayne Freeman and Lillian Hendricks:

  • Ruthana L Freeman, b. 2 Sep 1920, d. 26 Feb 2001, m. Mack W Eastburn, 30 Sep 1940
  • Lloyd Lavone Freeman, b. 23 Nov 1921, d. 26 Apr 1996, m. Lily Elizabeth Sundby, 7 Jun 1947
  • Kathryn Mae Freeman, b. 11 Jun 1923, d. 15 Oct 1993, m. Gerald Edward Borges, 4 Sep 1953
  • Betty Lu Freeman, b. 6 Sep 1925, d. 13 Mar 2003,  m. William Maddox
  • Richard Lee Freeman, b. 23 Feb 1929, d. 12 Mar 2008, m. Carol J. Freeman, 28 Jan 1950
  • Joan Carol Freeman, b. 22 Sep 1933, m. Ronald Charles Anderson, 18 Aug 1956

Archie Wayne Freeman lived In:

  • Owen County Indiana
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan
  • Florida

Other Information:

The Freeman family came from North Carolina to Indiana and in 1830, were living in Lawrence County. They moved to Owen County, where Archie was born, in 1933. Archie’s father, Joseph Press Freeman (born 1880 in Owen County) was a farmer. Archie’s brother, Herbert H. Freeman’s son Ronald still lives on the Freeman farm property.

Archie was involved in early auto racing in Indianapolis. Archie moved his family to Milwaukee in 1930 after having five children born in Indiana. Archie worked in Milwaukee as manager of Milwaukee Truck Service, Inc. In 1947, the family relocated to Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan, where he was manager for Clairmont Transfer Company.

Archie enjoyed entertaining and golfing. After his retirement in 1967, he spent his winters in Florida.

Photo of Archie circa 1904

Archie c.1904

Archie and brother Herbert

Archie and brother Herbert

Herbert & Archie in Milwaukee

Archie and his race car

Archie Freeman and his race car, made of parts from a Model T “Fronty Ford”, c1927, Indianapolis

Archie age 53, 1954

Archie Wayne Freeman, age 52, 1954, Escanbana, MI

Archie and Lillian's 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1969, Escanaba, MI

Archie and Lillian’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1969, Escanaba, MI

Submitted by:
Cynthia Jane Freeman Gard
Email: cindyjgard@gmail.com

Oliver William Bradford

Oliver William Bradford
birth: 20 Sep 1831 in Patriot, Switzerland Co., IN, to Orin R. and Roxanna (Hinman) Bradford
death: 22 Feb 1907 in Cedar Twp., Van Buren Co., IA
burial: Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA

marriage: 29 Nov 1861 at Centerville, Appanoose, IA
Nancy Ann Peckham
birth: 4 Feb 1842 at Holmes, Wright Co., IA to Frederick Plumer and Nancy Jane (Denning) Peckham
death: 21 Jan 1881, Cedar Twp., Van Buren Co.,, IA
burial: Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA

Children of Oliver William Bradford and Nancy Ann Peckham:

  • Horace Maynard Bradford, b.31 Aug 1865, d. 22 Mar 1938, did not marry
  • Laura Jane Bradford, b. 31 Jan 1867, d. 17 Jun 1944, m. Ebenezer Nelson Bundy
  • Loyd S. Bradford, b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 8 Mar 1870
  • Corwin Wentworth Bradford, b. 3 Jan 1870, d.  5 Mar 1942, m. Mary Amata Smith
  • Orin Reade Bradford, b. 14 Oct 1871, d. 9 Jan 1956, m. Mary Emily Walker
  • Randall Plummer Bradford, b. 12 Jan 1874, d. 7 Aug 1967, m. (1) Gladys I. Smith,  (2) Pearl May Smith, (3) Evelyn M.
  • Florence J. Bradford, b. 9 Apr 1875, d.  7 Nov 1976, m. (1) Francis L. Silver, (2) Joe W. Grinn
  • Georgie Bradford, b. 22 Jun 1876, d. 5 Aug 1876
  • Pierson S. Bradford, b. 21 Oct 1877, d. 3 Jul 1962, m. Hettie Marvin Smith
  • Andrew Bradford, b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 3 Aug 1879
  • Babe Bradford, b. 15 Jan1881, d. 15 Jan 1881

Other Information:

Oliver was a life long farmer in Van Buren County, Iowa. He and his wife had eleven children, nine of whom survived to adulthood. Oliver served in the Iowa 14th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He fought in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donaldson, and Shiloh. He was captured at the “Hornets Nest” after his unit was surrounded and had exhausted their ammunition.

Submitted by:
Larry A. Peck Sr
Email: pscpeck@gmail.com

John Vestal Smith

John Vestal Smith
birth: 6 Nov 1831, Lawrence Co., IN to Peter Smith and Margaret (Ford) Smith
death: Odon, Daviess Co., IN
burial: Odon Cemetery, Odon, Daviess Co., IN

marriage: 24 Jun 1851, Lawrence Co., IN
Susan A. Collins
birth: Oct 1834, Monroe Co., IN or possibly in TN, to Samuel Collins and an unknown mother
death: 22 or 27 May 1908, perhaps in Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN
burial: Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN

Children of John Vestal Smith and Susan A. Collins:

  • Eva M Smith, 1853-1876
  • Erma Smith, 1853-1974
  • Josephine Smith, 1856?
  • Charles Smith, 1863?
  • Margaret Emmeline Smith, 1852-1874

John Vestal Smith lived In:

Near Bedford in Lawrence County and also in Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Other Information:

“John V. SMITH, editor of the Prairie Scorcher, of Odon, Ind., was born November 7, 1831, in Lawrence Co., Ind.,near Bedford. He is one of a family of three sons and six daughters of Peter and Margaret(Ford) SMITH. John attended the district schools about three months during the year, and remained at home with his parents as long as he remained single. July 24, 1851, he wedded Susan A. Collins, daughter of Samuel Collins. Mrs. SMITH was born in Monroe County, Ind., about 1831. To their union nine children were born, all of whom are deceased. During the war Mr. SMITH became one of the “boys in blue”, enlisting in…” —History of Knox and Daviess County Indiana (Goodspeed Publishing: Chicago, 1886), p. 854-5.

“JOHN V. SMITH: Death of This Well-known Gentleman at His Home at Mitchell
The death of John V. Smith of Mitchell, which has been expected for many weeks occurred Monday afternoon. He had been ailing for a number of years with diseases contracted while serving in the late war, and recently the affliction fastened upon him that dread destroyer consumption. He had been confined to bed about one month previous to his death.

Mr. Smith was a native of Lawrence county, and was fifty-six years of age. He belonged to a large and prominent family in Lawrence county. In 1866, he removed to this county, settling at Odon, where he was engaged in the mercantile business for many years, and conducted a newspaper — the Clarksburg Spy. He continued in the newspaper business until his death.

The deceased was an untiring worker, and always was hopeful that he would recover from his illness. He was a genial gentleman and an honorable citizen. Many an eye in the village of Odon was filled with tears at the announcement that John V. Smith had passed away. He was a member of the 120th Indiana; belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic, and also was a Mason.
Of his immediate relatives who survive him, there are his wife, and brother Dr. D. J. Smith, of Odon. All the children of Mr. and Mrs. Smith preceeded their father to their eternal home.

The remains of John V. Smith were placed in a vault at Mitchell, Tuesday. He was laid to rest with Masonic honors, of which order he was long a member. In about one week, the body will be taken to Odon, and buried in the graveyard near the village so long his home.”  —”JOHN V. SMITH: Death of This Well-known Gentleman at His Home at Mitchell,” Daviess County (Indiana) Democrat, 31 December 1887, p.1.
Submitted by:
Linda Farbry
Email: lfarbry@gmail.com

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