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James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist
birth: 04 Nov. 1798/99 – Scotland
death: 13 Oct. 1876 – Rochester, Fulton County, IN
burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN

marriage: 13 Aug. 1826 – Jefferson County, IN
Mary Anderson
birth: 08 Sep. 1799 – Johnstone, Dumfries, Scotland to Thomas Anderson & Elizabeth Bridget Beck
death: 01 Jan. 1877 – Rochester, Fulton County, IN
burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN

Children of James Gilchrist and Mary Anderson:

  • Elizabeth Gilchrist (25 Jan 1828 – 17 Jan 1835)
  • James Gilchrist (1832 – 1897)
  • Jennet Gilchrist (16 Jun 1835- 04 Oct 1865) m. 19 Jan 1860 in Rochester, Fulton Co., IN to Christopher Campbell
  • Thomas Gilchrist (14 Apr 1839 – 26 Apr 1926) m. 11 June 1862 in Fulton County, IN to Phoebe Keely

James Gilchrist lived in:

  • Recorded in both his first and second papers for citizenship, James Gilchrist was “a native of Lennockshire, Scotland (assumed Lanarkshire). He arrived at Port of Baltimore in late June 1821.
  • 1826 Jefferson County, IN
  • 1845 Fulton County, IN

Other Information:

James and Mary Gilchrist were members of the Carmel Associate Presbyterian Church in Hanover Township, Jefferson County, IN. Their first child, Elizabeth is buried in the cemetery there in the block of graves of the Thomas Taylor family, neighbors of the Gilchrists and also natives of Scotland.

Apparently James and Mary Gilchrist were well thought of in the Fulton County area where they lived. The obituary for James includes the following tribute:
“…Never was a neighborhood blest with more honest, accommodating
and useful neighbors than were Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist. They died as
they had lived, loved and esteemed by all, and are at peace with God…”

Submitted by: 
E. Ann Grubb
Your Email: eanng1177@gmail.com

Dr Daniel Emmett Barnett

Daniel Emmett Barnett
birth: 10 May 1875, Indianola, IL to Robert Edward Barnett and Mary Elizabeth Martin
death: 18 Nov 1942 at Homer, Rush Co., IN
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

marriage: 12 June 1901, Sidell, IL
Cora Lucretia McGinnis
birth: 21 Aug 1877 at Fairmount, IL to Lewis Abner McGinnis and Lavenia Hoak
death: 28 Mar 1961, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

Children of Daniel Emmett Barnett and Cora Lucretia McGinnis:

  • Inez Love Barnett, b. 10 Aug 1902 at Ann Arbor, MI, d. 14 Aug 1987 at Kalamazoo, MI, m. 22 Aug 1927 to Gifford Upjohn at Rushvile, Rush Co., IN
  • Irma Lowene Barnett, b. 19 Feb 1904 at Ann Arbor, MI, d. Aug 1985 at Mesa, AZ, m. 30 Dec 1944 to Cyril Joseph Wittliff at Detriot, MI
  • Arthur R. “Doc” Barnett, b. 5 Nov 1906 at New Hartford, MO, d. 11 Feb 1987 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, m. 17 Aug 1940 to Hanne K Beck in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN
  • Frances Marie Barnett, b. 25 July 1911 at Homer, Rush Co., IN, d. 10 Aug 2006 in New Braunfels, TX, m. 18 Oct 1941 to Colin Campbell Macdonald in East Lansing, MI

Dr. Daniel Emmett Barnett Lived In:

  • 1875 – 1901: the Indianola and Sidell areas of Illinois
  • 1901 – 1905: Ann Arbor, MI, while attending University of Michigan Medical School
  • 1905 – 1906: Ludington, MI, where he had his first practice
  • 1906 – 1908 or 1909: New Hartford, MO, where he had his second medical practice in this rural area he described as the “Champ Clark area”, a reference to a long serving U. S. representative
  • 1908 or 1909 – his 1942 death: Homer, Rush Co., Indiana

Other Information:

Dr. Barnett was a classic country doctor who visited patients on horseback or by buggy, and later, by Model T. He was beloved by his patients, many of whom credited him with saving them or their loved ones during the epidemics of the times.

Fellow physicians regarded him as a gifted diagnostician. An Indianapolis surgeon once remarked that if the Homer doctor called to say he was sending over a patient, his staff was instructed to prepare the operating room, as Dr. Barnett was rarely wrong.

Stories of Dr. Barnett’s medical training, career, and family life were published in 2016 in daughter Frances Barnett Macdonald’s The County Doctor’s Youngest Daughter. Copies are available at: http://squareup.com/store/stolen-owl-press

Submitted by:
Patricia Macdonald Skillman
Email: trishskillman@gmail.com

George William Uphaus

George William Uphaus
b. 12 July 1871, Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana, to Johann and Anna Marie (Igelmann) Uphaus
d. 27 February 1956, Glasgow, Valley County, Montana

m. 8 May 1895, Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana
Elizabeth Henrietta Beck
b. 16 August 1874, Ripley County, Indiana, to A. C. Frederick and Anna Marie (Reidemann) Beck
d. 7 March 1956, Glasgow, Valley County, Montana

Children with Elizabeth Henrietta Beck:

  • Raymond Frederick
  • Roy George
  • Mary Anne married Sherman Francis Harvey
  • Lester Charles
  • Clara Rose married William McKee Anderson
  • Emery Delos
  • William Henry
  • Richard Herschel
  • Merla Marcella married Bert Elmo Gines

In 1903, George and Elizabeth Uphaus emigrated from Ripley County, Indiana, to Iroquois County, Illinois. Ten years later, they moved to Church’s Ferry, North Dakota, where they homesteaded on Brazil Creek, Valley County, Montana, in 1913.

Bill, as George William was known, had brought shorthorn cattle, horses, and machinery with him to Montana by train. The first man in his neighborhood to own a gasoline engine powered tractor, he did the neighborhood plowing required by the Homestead Act for improving the land. In the fall, he canvassed the neighborhood with a threshing machine, horsedrawn bundle racks, and a cook car.

Elizabeth’s nephew Emmert Hadler, a bachelor who left Indiana in 1917 to work on the Great Northern Railway, visited the family frequently.

Submitted by:
Merla Uphaus Gines
Renton WA

Joseph Raichart

Joseph Raichart
b. 19 December 1832, to George and Anna Maria Raichart
d. 21 May 1906, Nebraska

m/1. 1 July 1847, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Elizabeth Beck
b. 8 March 1828
d. 10 May 1855, Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana

m/2. 26 March 1863, Whitley County, Indiana
Margaret A. Koontz
b. 16 May 1839, to Baltzer and Suzannah Koontz
d. 21 March 1906, Nebraska

Children with Elizabeth Beck:

  • Daniel Stewart
  • Emaline married [–?–] Herndon
  • Diantha married [–?–] Burham
  • Irena married [–?–] Goodman
  • Peter
  • Lydia

Joseph came to Indiana about 1855 from Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Huntington County, and Washington Township, Whitley County, Indiana. He left Indiana about 1878.

Submitted by:
Ruth A. Summers
Fort Wayne IN

Ezbon Allen

b. 16 September 1817, New York, to Joseph and Mary
(Sanford) Allen
d. 28 June 1886, Rock Island, Rock Island County,

m. 31 December 1848, Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois
Rebecca Jones
b. 28 February 1831, Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
d. 28 September 1865, Rural Township, Rock Island County, Illinois

Children with Rebecca Jones:

  • Joseph Levi (1849-1895)
  • James Eli (1852-1926)
  • Eliza Ellen (1855-1855)
  • Emit Swain (1856-1857)
  • Lillie Elsie (1858-1948) married John Beck
  • Millie Ada (1860-1861)
  • Minnie Etta (1862-1884) married James Murrin
  • Leota Maybell (1865-1865)

Ezbon came to Indiana from New York in 1819. He lived in Connersvillle, Fayette County; Hanover Township, Shelby County; and Porter County before emigrating in 1842.

Submitted by:
Kathryn M. Jennings
Orland Park IL

Benjamin F Altman

Benjamin F Altman
b. 6 September 1847, Holmes County, Ohio, to Elijah and Mary (Beck) Altman
d. 19 September 1915, Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri
m. 17 October 1875, Coshocton County, Ohio

Lydia Cross
b. 28 December 1856, Coshocton County, Ohio
d. 24 November 1921, Caldwell County, Missouri

Children with Lydia Cross:

  • Flora
  • Rosa N.

Benjamin immigrated to Indiana in 1860 and left in 1876 for Caldwell County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Michael R. Darnel
Granger IN