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Lewis McClellan Walden

Lewis McClellan Walden
birth: June 1862, probably in Owen Co., IN to Zephania Walden and Nancy A (Abernathy) Walden
death: 16 Jun 1938, Owen Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 9 Nov 1883, Owen Co., IN
Hattie Chambers
birth: 22 Jun 1864 in Indiana to Isaac and Lynne Chambers
death: 21 Nov 1964, Owen Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Lewis McClellan Walden and Hattie Chambers:

  • Pearl Walden, b. 1884, d. unknown, m. Emmett Rumple
  • Bert Walden, b. 1885, d. 1917, m. Mamie E Hawkins
  • Ralph Walden, b. 1888, d. 1973, m. Jennie Swafford
  • Charles R Walden, b. c1895, d. 1968, m. Mary M Allen

Lewis McClellan Walden Lived In:

It is believed that Lewis lived his entire life in Monroe and Owen Counties, primarily the latter.

Other Information:

This ancestor of no relation to the submitter.

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

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Charles Allen

Charles Allen
birth: 2 March 1800 in Virginia to Daniel and Martha (Barker) Allen
death: 2 June 1874 in Jasper County, Iowa
burial: Bethany Cemetery, Sully, Jasper County, Iowa

marriage: 14 January 1837 in Marion County, Indiana
Cela Jackson
birth: 30 September 1802 in North Carolina
death: 25 June 1877 in Jasper County, Iowa
burial: Bethany Cemetery, Sully, Jasper County, Iowa

Children of Charles Allen and Cela Jackson:

  • Anna Allen Perfect, b.1837, d.1924
  • Eliza J. Allen Hopper, b.1840, d.1931
  • Charles Wesley Allen, b.1841, d.1932
  • Thomas Jefferson Allen, b.1843, d.1870
  • Martha Allen, b.1847, d.1897, m. Hillary Lee Vestal, b.1842, d.1918

Charles Allen Lived In:
Marion County, Indiana, 1937

Other Information:
Charles Allen also lived in Virginia and Iowa.

Submitted by:
Patricia A. Wagner
Email: pat9225@hotmail.com

Peter Buell Allen

Peter Buell Allen
birth: 24 Nov 1775 in Dover Dutchess, New York to Moses Allen and Chloe War
death: 13 Jun 1833 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
burial: Memorial Marker at Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana

marriage: 25 Sep 1796 in New York
Mary Peterson
birth: 5 Sep 1774, Albany Co, New York to Andrew Peterson and Mehitable Benton
death: 2 Jul 1832, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
burial:

Children of Mary Patterson and Peter Buell Allen:

  • Henry Cromwell Allen (1797 – 1837), m. 1823 Zelota Cargill
  • Ira Allen (1799 – 1866), m. 1819 Lydia Cargill
  • Catherine Allen (1801- 1821), m. Curtis Gilbert
  • Harriet Allen (1803 – 1855), m. (1) 1819, John Britton, divorced 1825, (2) 1829 George Conn
  • Myron Holley Allen (1805 – 1866), m. 1827 Nancy Jackson
  • Amanda Allen (1807 – 1866), M. 1825 Silas Hoskins
  • Chloe Ward Allen (1809 – 1869), m. 1828 Carlton C Belt
  • Peter B Allen (1811 – 1901), m. 1836 Mary Rowena Hoskins
  • Adeline Allen (1814 – 1857), m. 1828 Brittain Moore Harrison

Peter Buell Allen lived in:

  • 1775- Born in Dover, Dutchess, New York
  • By 1790- Rupert, Bennington, Vermont (Likely the Moses Allen family of that place)
  • About 1796-97- Ontario Co, New York, where they settled in Pittstown
  • 1817- Peter sold his New York land to his brother
  • Jan 1818- Peter and his family migrate to Vigo Co, Indiana

Other information:

Peter Allen purchased land in Vigo County, Indiana in 1817 and sold his lands in New York to his brother. He is said to have built a flat boat and floated down the rivers, arriving in Indiana by January of 1818. He built a cabin from the lumber used for the flat boat. All of his nine children, some of them young adults, came with him to Vigo County. He died in Terre Haute in 1833.

Peter was born in Dover, Dutchess, New York, where his father leased land in the Beekman Patent. His father, Moses Allen, served in the Revolution from that place. Soon after the war, the family moved to Vermont. They are likely the Moses Allen family living in Rupert, Bennington, Vermont in 1790. About 1796-7, the Allen families moved to Ontario County, New York, settling in Pittstown. Peter sold his property there in 1817 and migrated to Vigo Co, Indiana.

Peter and his bother Nathaniel were members of the first Masonic lodge in Richmond, Ontario, New York, 1806. Later (about 1820) Peter would be the first Master of the Terre Haute Lodge, No. 19, the first Masonic Lodge in Vigo County.

In 1808, Peter was Vestryman of St. Paul’s Church, Honeoye, New York. Honeoye was first named Pittstown, and later became Richmond. Peter Allen represented Richmond in the county legislature in 1812. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 20th regiment of the New York State Militia in the War of 1818. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Queenston Heights on the Niagara River, 13 Oct 1812. Over 400 Americans were captured but soon released, honor-bound not to take up arms again. In 1816 – 1817, Peter Allen was elected to the New York Assembly from Ontario County.

After relocating to Vigo in 1818, Peter Allen served as the first county clerk and recorder.

The obituary of his son Peter B Allen states, “By wagon they went to the Ohio river where a flat boat was built and loaded their goods. In it they went down the Ohio to the Wabash and up the Wabash to where Terre Haute is not situated and entered land in what is now within the present limits of Terre Haute, Ind.”

Submitted by:

Kay Haden
Email: khaden1959@gmail.com

 

Alva Dow Cooksey

Alva Dow Cooksey
b. 30 July 1899, Atkinsonville, Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis and Mary Cynthia (Criss) Cooksey
d. 25 November 1938, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/1. 1 February 1919, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois
Virgie Jewel Pate
b. 13 June 1900, Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Rev. Virgil and Clara Isis (Allen) Pate
d. 25 November 1987, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

Children with Virgie Jewel Pate:

  • Clara Cynthia (1919-1961) married Elmer O. Long
  • Geneva Darlene (1922-1984) married Charles Raymond Cade
  • Margaret Evelyn (1925-1979) married Albert Elvin Crothers
  • Dorothy Fern (1928-2003) married Charles Wayne Cox
  • Dow Junior (b. 1930)
  • Hubert Paul (twin, 1934-1956)
  • Hugh Pate (twin, 1934-1934)

The Cooksey family came to Owen County, Indiana from Montgomery County, Virginia, in 1832. They lived at Atkinsonville, Patricksburg, and Vandalia, all in Owen County. About 1915, Samuel Cooksey and family moved to Newman, Douglas County, Illinois. In 1935, Alva Dow, Virgie, and family moved to Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.

Alva Dow was a successful farmer at Newman, Illinois, until the great depression. After moving to Hoopeston, Illinois, he developed diabetes and attendant health problems. Beginning to lose his sight, he began making brooms, a trade he had learned from his father.

Submitted by:
Dow Junior Cooksey
Danville IL
E-mail: dcooksey@insightbb.com

Virgie Jewel Pate

Virgie Jewel Pate
b. 13 June 1900, Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Rev. Virgil and Clara Isis (Allen) Pate
d. 25 November 1987, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/1.
Alva Dow Cooksey
b. 30 July 1899, Atkinsonville, Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis and Mary Cynthia (Criss) Cooksey
d. 25 November 1938, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/2.
William Arthur Musk

Children with Alva Dow Cooksey:

  • Clara Cynthia (1919-1961) married Elmer O. Long
  • Geneva Darlene (1922-1984) married Charles Raymond Cade
  • Margaret Evelyn (1925-1979) married Albert Elvin Crothers
  • Dorothy Fern (1928-2003) married Charles Wayne Cox
  • Dow Junior (b. 1930)
  • Hubert Paul (twin, 1934-1956)
  • Hugh Pate (twin, 1934-1934)

Children with William Arthur Musk:

  • Arthur Jyrone (1944-2007) married Penny Ann Edwards

Virgie was a descendant of the very first settlers of Lawrence County, Indiana – the Flinns, Guthries, Williams, Allens, and Plummers. She moved with per parents in 1915 to Newman, Douglas County, Illinois. Virgie and her husband, Alva Dow Cooksey, moved to Hoopeston Illinois in 1935.

Virgie was a homemaker and loving mother. Her husband died at age 39, leaving Virgie with five children still at home. She was a housekeeper in a hotel in Hoopeston to support her family, did sewing for others, always planting a huge garden and canning for winter. Every night she would read to her children and many of the neighborhood children. Her life was centered on her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, the denomination of her preacher father.

Submitted by:
Dow Junior Cooksey
Danville IL
E-mail: dcooksey@insightbb.com

William “Riley” Murray

William “Riley” Murray
b. 27 April 1873, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, to Joseph and Mahala (Montgomery) Murray
d. 17 October 1959, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota

m. 3 July 1893, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana
Elizabeth Ellen Bryant
b. 24 June 1875, Vigo County, Indiana, to William Cleaster and Julia Louise (Grindle) Bryant
d. 16 July 1946, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota

Children with Elizabeth Ellen Bryant:

  • Raymond (1894-1894)
  • Grace Ellen (1895-1963) married (1) William Epperson, (2) Forrest E. Cox, (3) S. Alvin
  • Ethel Gladys (1897-1987) married Willard D. Greenleaf
  • Stella (1899-1901)
  • Mary May (1901-1989) married (1) Georg Frison, (2) Claude Allen
  • William Anthony (1903-1995) married Ann Mary Johnson
  • Harry Cleaster (1905-1984) married Myrtle Kline
  • Lee Harvey (1907-1987) married Lillian Standahl
  • Julia Esther (1913-1984) married (1) Walter Horne, (2) Felix Ochose, (3) Arnold Huddleston, (4) Walter Shaver

While in Indiana, Riley worked as a checker in the coal mines. He would take the metal “checks” or brass tags off of each man’s cart of coal as he weighed it and credited the man with the coal he had dug.

In 1914, at the urging of Elizabeth’s brother Bill, the family moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota. Riley worked for Bill, who maintained a coal and feed business, for the first year. In the spring of 1915, Riley went into farming. In 1923, he rented two farms of 500 acres each, with rights to 200 acres of Dry Lake. He used horses and employed quite a few men during the year, especially during harvest time.

The Murray home was noted for its hospitality and was a neighborhood gathering place on Sundays. There would be games of baseball, horseshoe pitching, and other activities with Elizabeth serving hundred of doughnuts and beverages.

In the fall of 1943, the farm machinery was sold at auction, and Riley and Elizabeth retired in Devils Lake. The farm was rented to son Bill Murray. Daughter, Ethel Greenleaf, continued to live in Devils Lake, but the rest of the family spread out from Michigan to Washington states.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Philo H Allyn

Philo H Allyn
b. 7 March 1824, Posey County, Indiana, to Abijah and Catharine (Hooper) Allyn
d. 5 November 1888, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 25 January 1849, Posey County, Indiana
Sarah Welborn
b. 10 May 1827, North Carolina, to Moses and Deborah (Chipman) Welborn
d. 19 November 1902, Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Sarah Welborn:

  • Virgil (1849-1928) married (1) Mary Jane Wilson, (2) Arvilla Kern
  • Mary (b. 1851) married (1) George Manning, (2) Henry Newcomer
  • Joseph W. (1854-1880)
  • William C. (1859-1900) married Hattie Allen
  • Julia (1862-1961) married James W. Thompson
  • Charles Howard (1863-1943) married Minerva Tesch
  • Nora E. (1866-1867)

Philo’s parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles came to Posey County, Indiana, from Cayuga County, New York, about 1820. In 1857, Philo purchased land in Andrew County, Missouri. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1877. By the summer of 1880, he had moved again, this time to St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. His final move was to Dawson County, Nebraska, in 1885, and he died there in 1888.

Philo was engaged in agriculture and livestock. His son, Joseph, allegedly committed suicide on 27 January 1880, in Buchanan County, Missouri. There was initially some suspicion that it might have been a homicide rather than a suicide.

Submitted by:
Emily Moore
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: eallynm@aol.com