Tag Archives: Boone

Silas White

Silas White
b. 3 March 1818, Wayne County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary Polly (Lewis) White
d. 13 August 1888, Coles County, Illinois

m. 6 December 1846, Wayne County, Indiana
Mary Jane Boone
b. 12 April 1823, Pickaway Plains, Ohio
d. 12 September 1892, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Mary Jane Boone:

  • Thomas
  • Monroe
  • Martha Ellen
  • Mary Elizabeth
  • Isaac
  • Sarah Jane
  • Lewis S.
  • Clarinda Emma

About 1843, Silas emigrated from Wayne County, Indiana, to Coles County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Everett W. Spackman
Laramie WY

Phebe Rissler

Phebe Rissler
b. 3 February 1800, Green Spring, Frederick County, Virginia, to John and Catherine Rissler
d. 26 January 1873, Worth, Boone County, Iowa

m. 2 August 1821, near Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana
Squire Boone
b. 7 June 1794, Virginia
d. 5 December 1879, Boone County, Iowa

Children with Squire Boone:

  • William Myrtle (1822-1837)
  • Matilda Ann (1824-1837)
  • Err Rissler (1826-1837)
  • Melmoth (1828-1829)
  • Hannah C. (1830-1901)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1832)
  • Julia (1834-1908)
  • John L. (b. 1836)
  • Tyler (1840-1928)
  • Harrison (1840-1862)
  • Anna M. (1841-1920)

Phebe emigrated from Indiana in 1852 to Boone County, Iowa. In 1794 Phebe’s parents, John and Catherine Rissler, and their five children moved in a covered wagon from Pennsylvania to Virginia, where they built a one-room log house with a large stone chimney and fireplace. When everything seemed to be going well, John died leaving Catherine with ten children, the oldest just nineteen.

Catherine remained on the farm for a few years until the older children married and moved to other states. Then, soon after 1817, she moved with the younger children to Harrison County, Indiana. Here two of Moses Boone’s children, Squire and Susan, married Phebe and William Rissler. William later moved on from Harrison County to Putnam County, Indiana, where he built a mill on Walnut Creek. Then he returned to Harrison County to move his mother to Putnam County, where she died in 1839.

Phebe and her husband Squire Boone moved to Boone County, Iowa, in the early 1850’s. They are both buried there in the Squire Boone Cemetery, which borders the farm where they lived.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

John Nutt

John Nutt

m. by 1831, Ohio
Anna Philhower

Children with Anna Philhower:

  • Nancy (1831-1886) married Mathias Hoffman
  • Effie Ann (1833-1913) married Jefferson Hoffman
  • Phillip (1835-1917)
  • Linda (b. 1836) married Pleasant Gibson
  • Robert (1837-1918)
  • John, Jr. (b. 1838)
  • Elizabeth (1840-1914) married Thomas J. Gildea
  • Mary (1841-1904) married Tyler Boone
  • Sarah (1846-1920) married (1) Harrison Boone, (2) Cyrus Davis

John and Anna may have immigrated to Putnam County, Indiana, along with the Squire Boone family from Harrison County, Indiana, or may have followed the Boone family a year or two later. Then, in 1853 the Nutt family emigrated from Indiana to Douglas Township, Boone County, Iowa. The Nutts and Boones were very close friends and neighbors in the 1800’s and still are today, with many still living in the same townships in Boone County, Iowa. Anna Philhower’s father had brought his family by waterway on a raft from New Jersey to Ohio, where Anna married John Nutt by 1831. About 1836, when Anna and John had four children, they loaded the family into a covered wagon and moved to southern Indiana.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

Tyler Boone

Tyler Boone
b. 9 November 1840, Clay County, Indiana, to Squire and Phoebe (Rissler) Boone
d. 27 December 1928, Worth Township, Boone County, Iowa

m. 18 October 1860, Boone County, Iowa
Mary Nutt
b. 8 October 1841, Indiana
d. 14 May 1904, Boone County, Iowa

Children with Mary Nutt:

  • Lewis
  • Phillip Sheridan
  • Weston
  • Squire
  • Julia Elizabeth
  • George Roe
  • Emma Alice
  • Minnie

At the age of twelve, Tyler moved with his parents from Indiana to Iowa in a caravan of covered wagons. The children walked most of the way, playing and helping with the livestock. Tyler was a small, quiet man whose greatest pleasures were his family and hunting in the timberland near his farm home.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

Squire Boone

Squire Boone
b. 7 June 1794, Virginia, to Moses and Hannah (Boone) Boone
d. 5 December 1879, Worth, Boone County, Iowa

m/1.
Nancy Cotner
d. 14 February 1820

m/2. 2 August 1821, near Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana
Pheobe Rissler
b. 3 February 1800, Green Spring, Frederick County, Virginia
d. 26 January 1873, Worth, Boone County, Iowa

Children with Nancy Cotner:

  • Melissa J.
  • Nancy C.

Children with Phoebe Rissler:

  • William Myrtle (1822-1911)
  • Matilda Ann (1824-1837)
  • Err Rissler (1826-1837)
  • Melmoth (1828-1829)
  • Hannah C. (1830-1901)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1832)
  • Julia (1834-1908)
  • John L. (b. 1836)
  • Tyler (1840-1928)
  • Harrison (1840-1862)
  • Anna M. (1841-1920)

Squire and Phoebe lost two children, Err and Matilda, when their house was struck by lightning. After their oldest son moved to Boonesboro, Iowa, Squire and most of his family followed in 1852.

Squire’s paternal grandfather was Squire Boone, Jr., the younger brother of Daniel Boone. Squire’s father, Moses Boone, was about ten years old when Indians ambushed the people from the Squire Boone Station as they were moving to Linn’s Station in Kentucky. In 1805 Moses and Hannah (Boone) Boone moved to Indiana, where Moses was appointed judge of Harrison County and served as one of three commissioners who directed the building of the first Indiana State House at Corydon.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS