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George Washington Smith

George Washington Smith
b. 17 May 1854, Franklin County, Indiana, to John H. and Leannah J. (Lane) Smith
d. 6 October 1925, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 13 December 1874, Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Ida Isabelle Hunter
b. 14 July 1860, Ripley County, Indiana, to Aaron Nathan B. and Cynthia Ann (Lawrence) Hunter
d. 29 October 1956, in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

Children with Ida Isabelle Hunter:
• Allen M. (1876-1954) married (1) Della Clark, (2) Etta Bruce
• Charles Henry (1878-1936) married (1) Martha Nelson, (2) May E. Alexander
• Jule U. (1879-1880)
• Dore Viola (1882-1882)
• Jennie Lavine (1884-1919) married LeGrand H. Mason
• Edna Lenore (1886-1972) married Albert Bayne
• Carrie Alice (1888-1978) married Oliver S. Wagner
• LeAnna Belle (1890-1989) married Herman Leo Pierce
• Bertha Mae (1892-1966) married (1) Frank Brown, (2) George Brewster
• George Lorance (1899-1986) married (1) Clara Persons, (2) Auleen Hiner
• Franklin Evert (1898-1950) married (1) Mable Shapiro, (2) Velma Davis
• Bonnie Rae (1900-1900)

Submitted by:
Gerry Yost
Ravenna NE
E-mail: gyost@webtv.net

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Vincent Scott McClure

Vincent Scott McClure
b. 30 October 1815, Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana, to Samuel and Jane (Curry) McClure
d. 18 May 1893, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m/1. 1834, Knox County, Indiana
Sarah “Sally” Bruce
b. Bruceville, Knox County, Indiana, to Major William and Sarah (Polk) Bruce
d. 1858, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m/2. Oregon
Sarah Tandy Benson

Children with Sarah Bruce:
• Hester “Hettie” (1835-1901) married Isaac William Bond
• Jane married William F. Lyon
• William Henry Harrison

The family emigrated on 20 March 1853. They traveled seven months by ox and wagon with several family members to Oregon. They were part of “The Lost Wagon Train of 1853” which got lost between Fort Hall and the Cascade Mountains. They finally arrived in the Willamette Valley in late October. He was instrumental in the formation of the First Christian Church in Eugene in 1866 and served as the first deacon. He was elected to the state legislature in 1862, serving one term.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

Fernando Cortez Nichols

Fernando Cortez Nichols
b. 10 July 1885, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Lewis & Sophia Adams (Hayes) Nichols
d. 6 March 1917, Rinard, Wayne County, Illinois

m. 16 November 1872, Sparta, Noble County, Indiana
Margaret Ann Richardson
b. 6 October, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, to James Monroe & Mary Jane (Bruce) Richardson
d. 13 November 1929, Rinard, Wayne County, Illinois

Children with Margaret Ann Richardson:

  • Frank (1873-1922) married Sallie Burton
  • Charles (1876-1933) married Jessie Williams
  • Mary (1879-1881)
  • Edna (1882-1960) married Charles Gibbs
  • Ida (1883-1919) married John Mullen
  • Bessie (1885-1951) married David Pretsch
  • Jessie (1888-1968) married Rollie McDaniel
  • Edger (1890-1968) married Carrie Whitson

Fernando’s father, Lewis, came to Indiana from New York in 1818. Fernando was a farmer until he volunteered as a soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted with the 7th Indiana Infantry and fought in 32 battles, including Gettysburg. He moved his family to Illinois and died there in 1917.

Submitted by:
Randall McDaniel
Webster TX
E-mail: spacegeezer@msn.com

Isaac William Bond

ISAAC WILLIAM BOND
b. 19 December 1827, Virginia, to Joseph and Mary (Ashelman) Bond
d. 22 May 1915, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m. 9 October 1851, Knox County, Indiana
Hester “Hettie” McClure
b. 19 August 1835, Knox County, Indiana, to Vincent Scott and Sarah “Sally” (Bruce) McClure
d. 14 April 1901, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Children with Hester McClure:

  • Vincent Scott (b. ca. 1854) married Etta McConnell
  • Joseph Wolfe (b. ca. 1855) married Mattie Zumwalt
  • Louisa Elizabeth (b. ca. 1856) married Rufus Robertson
  • William Loretta (b. ca. 1859)
  • Allen Watson (b. ca. 1861) married Rachel Gross
  • Mary Ann “Mollie” (b. ca. 1863) married Charley Withrow
  • Emma Jane (b. ca. 1866) married William Wheeler
  • Eliza Catherine (b. ca. 1868) married Halvor Wheeler
  • Hetty Amanda (b. ca. 1870) married John Parker
  • Robert Bruce (b. ca. 1873) married Belle Gibson

Isaac came to Knox County, Indiana, in 1837. He and his family left for Oregon from Oaktown, Knox County, on 21 March 1853 with a wagon and ox team. Several relatives also were part of this wagon train. This group became lost and wandered around for two weeks before coming to a place they had been before. They were “The Lost Wagon Train of 1853,” which rescuers were sent out to find.

Most of the land used for the Eugene Maholn Sweet Airport originally belonged to the Bonds. Isaac was a charter member of Pleasant Hill Grange and Irving Grange. He was Deacon of the Christian Church for many years. He served on the school board for twenty years, and he was a member of the board of supervisors for roads for three terms.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL