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Mathew W Stewart

Mathew W Stewart
b. 3 September 1858, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to James W. and Mary C. (Bell) Stewart
d. 8 June 1939, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho

m. 12 January 1905, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho
Catherine C. Delaney
b. 12 September 1879, Davenport, Thayer County, Nebraska, to Edward and Mary (Morley) Delaney
d. 12 January 1959, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho

Children with Catherine C. Delaney:

  • infant (1906-1906)
  • Margaret (b. 1907)
  • Carolyn Rose (1908-1963) married Glen Wyant
  • Matthew W. (1909-1971) married Mildred Wayman
  • James Edward (1910-1925)
  • Margaret Helen (1918-1973) married Lyle Edgar White

Matt’s grandfather came from Ireland, lived in Louisville, Kentucky, then moved to Parke County Indiana, by 1826. The family moved to Vigo County by 1829, where they built and owned the Stewart House.

Matt, his brother James, and his sister Helen, moved to Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho before 1900. The 1900 census lists Matt as a miner, James as a tinsmith, and Helen was listed without an occupation. The three of them were not living in the same household.

Matt served as the Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho sheriff for two terms. Three deputies were killed during Matt’s service as sheriff. He was a miner, carpenter, and livestock rancher.

Submitted by:
Leila Crawford
Philomath OR
E-mail: leila@peak.org

Amos Windsor

Amos Windsor
b. 21 June 1801, Surry County, North Carolina, to Isaac and Anne (Riley) Windsor
d. 27 November 1873, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan

m/1. About 1823, probably Surry County, North Carolina
Mary McDaniel
b. 9 September 1805, Surry County, North Carolina
d. 1 August 1855, Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana

m/2. 1857
Anne Senner/Sonner

Children with Mary McDaniel:

  • Judah (b. ca. 1827) married John Bitner
  • Aquilla (ca. 1829 – aft. 1910) married Eleanor Bell
  • William R.
  • Frances married Elihu S. Wells
  • Elizabeth A.
  • Mary M.
  • Albert
  • unknown

Amos, the youngest son of Isaac and Anne (Riley) Windsor of Yadkin County, North Carolina, lived a few years in Virginia after marrying Mary McDaniel. Before 1840, Isaac moved his family, including his two oldest children, Amos and Mary, to Rush County, Indiana, where his family increased to at least six children.

In late 1848, Amos purchased 80 acres in Lafayette Township of Allen County, Indiana, and was living there with Aquilla, William R., Frances, Elizabeth A., and Mary M. at the time of the 1850 census. Sometime between 1860 and 1870, Amos and his second wife moved to Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan. Amos, a farmer, died there of typhoid fever, at the age of 72.

Submitted by:
Gretel Smith
Garrett IN
E-mail: gsmith@epl.lib.in.us

William H Knight

William H Knight
b. 10 December 1832, Pasquotank County, North Carolina
d. 20 July 1920, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

m. 26 May 1859, Rush County, Indiana
Drusilla A. Baird
b. 18 October 1839, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph & Abigail Baird
d. 22 May 1919, Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania

Children with Drusilla A. Baird:

  • Mary Jane (1861-1906) married John H. Patton
  • George Washington (1863-1947) married Mary Miriam “Mollie” Morgan
  • Floyd E. (1866-1951) married Mary McClain
  • Cora Kella (1870-1951) married (1) James F. Richardson, (2) E. Howard Bell

William probably arrived in Indiana in the early 1850’s. He lived in Knightstown, Cambridge City, Indianapolis, and Seymour, Indiana, before moving to Lewistown, Pennsylvania, about 1916, to live with his daughter. He was a farmer and a carpenter.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI
E-mail: graye@mnu.edu

James Newson Sellers

James Newson Sellers
b. 3 December 1817, Garrard County, Kentucky, to James and Mary “Polly” (Crawford) Sellers
d. 19 December 1882, Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa

m. about 1837, Putnam County, Indiana
Matilda Ann McCoy
b. 14 January 1822, Kentucky
d. 25 February 1885, Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa

Children with Matilda Ann McCoy:

  • William Harvey (b. 1838) married Marian Johnson
  • Sarah Frances (b. 1841) married [–?–] Sayles
  • Mary Abigail (b. 1843) married Merritt Higley
  • James David (b. 1847)
  • John Albert (b. 1849)
  • Nathaniel Crawford (b. 1852) married Mary Maria Keith
  • Granville Boone (b. 1854)
  • Lizzie Caroline (b. 1856) married [–?–] Jenison
  • Lucy Lucynthia (b. 1859) married Jake A. Smith
  • Hugh Thompson (b. 1864) married Cora Bell

James emigrated from Indiana in 1839 to Maries County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Gladys Sellers Hedstrom
Wheaton MD

Isaac H. Bell

b. 1787, Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to David D. and Mary Bell
d. 12 October 1865, Cedar Township, Monroe County, Iowa

m. 3 October 1814, Henry County, Kentucky
Elizabeth Keiser
b. 1797, Shelby County, Kentucky, to John and Catherine (Ferguson) Keiser
d. after February 1881, Monroe County, Iowa

Children with Elizabeth Keiser:

  • David (1815-1864) married Elizabeth Orchard
  • Catherine (1816-1888) married (1) John Hargin/ Hargan, (2) Henry Harter
  • William H. married Elizabeth Torrey
  • Sarah A. “Sally” (1824-1897) married Samuel Richmond
  • Mary (1827-1856) married Reuben Torrey/Toney
  • John (1828-1888) married (1) Nancy Jones, (2) Catherine Cooper
  • Absolem (1830-1896) married America Jones
  • Isaac Syrene (1832-1868)
  • Jacob Derrick “Jake” (1833-1925) married Mary Elizabeth Millard
  • Sarah Frances (1839-1916) married James Cooper

There were three more children born between William H. and Sarah A.

The family came to Indiana from Oldham County,Kentucky, in 1835. They lived in Brown, Johnson, and Morgan counties before emigrating in 1845. Isaac served in the Kentucky militia and in the War of 1812. Elizabeth was a weaver.

Submitted by:
Patricia Little Maddox
Alexandria VA

William Riley Morris

William Riley Morris
b. 15 March 1847, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Joshua and Barbary (Huffman) Morris
d. 1 October 1927, Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois

m. 15 January 1982, Edwards County, Illinois
Melvina Potter
b. 25 April 1856, Edwards County, Illinois, to Jesse and Nancy (Bell) Potter
d. 13 July 1909, Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois

Children with Melvina Potter:

  • George Washington
  • Jesse Joshua
  • Mary Alta
  • William Valentine

They had two other sons who died before 1900.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

Ida Nora Hazen

Ida Nora Hazen
b. 13 February 1867, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Michael and Mary Elizabeth (Bell) Hazen
d. 18 October 1922, White Pigeon, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 14 December 1889, Etna Green, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Oscar Sylvester Messner
b. 1862, Kosciusko County, Indiana
d. 22 November 1929

Children with Oscar Sylvester Messner:

  • Pearl
  • Ada
  • Eliza
  • Lewis
  • Ernest William
  • Earl
  • Delbert Michael
  • Fred Forest

Ida moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1895, and then to White Pigeon, Michigan.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN

Marion Claude Harshner

Marion Claude Harshner
b. 1873, Etna Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to James Oscar and Harriet E. (Bell) Harshner
d. California

Edna Pearl Stone

Children with Edna Pearl Stone:

  • Harold
  • Juanita
  • third child, name unknown

Marion emigrated from Indiana to Alameda County, California, about 1898. Claude’s wife died at age 25, leaving him with three small children. He later remarried.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN

Chester Garfield Harshner

Chester Garfield Harshner
b. 17 November 1879, Etna Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to James Oscar and Harriet E. (Bell) Harshner
d. 12 February 1966, Sacramento, California

Grace Stone

Children with Grace Stone:

  • Chester, Jr.
  • James Nelson
  • Mary
  • Robert

Chester emigrated from Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Alameda County, California, about 1898. Chet retired in 1950 after 28 years employment by the Sacramento County Schools.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN