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Orrin Lemuel Chapman

b. 6 April 1841, Door Prairie, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Reuben Gates and Matilda (Bryant) Chapman
d. 21 October 1919, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas

m/1. 4 June 1862
Josephine Anderson
b. 1839, Pennsylvania
d. 15 August 1893, Lake County, Indiana

m/2. 25 December 1862, Lake County, Indiana
Almeda Augusta Chapman
b. 19 July 1841, Lorain County, Ohio, to Orvis A. and Electra Minerva (Buck) Chapman
d. 22 February 1915, Athol, Smith County, Kansas

m/3. 14 November 1869, Greenwood County, Kansas
Sarah M. Casner
b. 15 February 1851, Richland Township,
Washington County, Arkansas
d. 25 March 1886, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri

m/4. 15 June 1876, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Mary Jane Shelton
b. 10 January 1856, Davis County, Iowa, to John and Nancy Ann Hawkins (Bagby) Shelton
d. 17 January 1918, Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Children with Almeda Augusta Chapman:

  • Omer
  • Azel Vanrensler (1866-1932) married Mrs. Matilda Ann Styles
  • Charlotte Cecilia “Lottie” (1868-1966) married Andrew Jackson Highland

Children with Sarah M. Casner:

  • Reuben (1872-1872)
  • Minnie Josephine (1873-1934) married Carl Frederick Sorensen
  • Thomas Jefferson (1876-1967) married Sara Emma Chance

Children with Mary Jane Shelton:

  • William Josiah (1877-1943) married Mabelle Wilkerson
  • LeTracey Ettie (1878-1880)
  • Jeannettie Matilda (1880-1965) married Isaac Terrell
  • John Orin (1882-1964) married Stella May Butler
  • Perry Jesse (1887-1969) married Magdalen Catherine “Betty” Bright

Orrin lived in Door Prairie, LaPorte County, and West Creek, Lake County, before leaving Indiana between 1864 and 1866.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX

Josiah Bryant

b. 9 March 1784, Montgomery County, Virginia, to Josiah and Lydia Bryant
d. 27 August 1871, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa

m. 24 December 1809, Miami County, Ohio
Mary Turman
b. 2 December 1791, Montgomery County, Virginia
d. 23 March 1890, San Jose, California

Children with Mary Turman:

  • Matilda (1812-1891) married John Bailey
  • Benjamin Turman (1815-1899) married Affa Mariah Benedict
  • Sarah Ruann (1821-1914) married Charles M. Teeple
  • Martha Mallone (1830-1864) married Francis A. Nolan

The Bryants lived in Turman Township, Sullivan County, and in LaPorte County before leaving Indiana about 1863.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX


John Martin Sims

John Martin Sims
b. 24 April 1843, near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, to Henry J. and Mary Ann (Jenkins) Simms

Lucy J. Bryant
b. about 1847, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Silas J. and Matilda (McCammack) Bryant
d. 1872

Rebecca Abigail Martin

Children with Lucy J. Bryant:

  • John Lewis (b. 1868)
  • Mary Matilda (b. 1870)

After the death of John’s mother, Mary Ann (Jenkins) Simms, in 1844, Henry J. Simms, John’s father, brought his motherless children to Morgan County, Indiana, where he bought land. After the death of their father about 1858, John Martin Sims and his younger twin brothers were “farmed out” to work for other people on their land.

John Martin Sims enlisted in Company B, 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, when he was 18 and served during the entire Civil War as a private and a corporal. He received his discharge on 17 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

John and Lucy J. (Bryant) Sims lived and farmed near Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana, for a time after their marriage. They then moved to near Leroy, McLean County, Illinois.

John Lewis Sims, son of John and Rebecca (Martin) Sims, was about 12 years old when he and his sister moved from Hendricks County, Indiana, to Stafford County, Kansas, in 1880 to live with their father and stepmother. Although he lived and farmed in Stafford County the rest of his life and died there on 2 August 1948, he always claimed to be a Hoosier and visited relatives in Indiana whenever possible. He married Alice Gertrude Ewing in 1896 and had five children, the youngest being Gilbert Lewis Sims, who was born 7 August 1915 and died 15 May 1966. Six children were born to John M. and Rebecca (Martin) Sims.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Sims Robinson
Berryton KS

Jonathan Jackson Robinson

Jonathan Jackson Robinson
b. 10 September 1818, Jackson County, Indiana
d. 28 September 1887, Franklin Township, Monroe County, Iowa

m/1. 4 October 1832, Jackson County, Indiana
Elsie Ross
d. 1852

m/2. 1854
Jane W. Coen
b. 20 November 1827, Dearborn County, Indiana
d. 14 December 1905, Marian Township, Franklin County, Nebraska

Children with Elsie Ross:

  • Mariah (b. 1843)
  • John (1847-1893) married Sarah G. Bryant
  • Jacob (b. 1849)
  • Naomi (b. 1852)

Children with Jane W. Coen:

  • Sarah Carrie (1856-1920) married T. F. Maher
  • Francis M. (b. 1857)
  • Ida Dora (1858-1931) married Aaron Jacob Harouff
  • George L. (1861-1927) married Emma Isabelle Gilliland
  • Lucinda Maver (b. 1866) married Charles H. Stanley
  • Cora (b. 1872) married [–?–] Ditton

Jonathon moved to Monroe County, Iowa, in 1854.

Submitted by:
JoAnn Goodacre
Springfield VA

Benjamin C Payne

Benjamin C Payne
b. 16 July 1798, Virginia
d. 21 February 1889, Boone County, Iowa

Maria Bryant

Benjamin immigrated to Indiana in 1830 from Maryland. He emigrated from Indiana to Boone County, Iowa, in 1854. Benjamin served in the War of 1812.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

Harry Austin Moore

b. 17 June 1883, Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada, to Joseph John and Martha (Bryant) Moore
d. 11 December 1964, Carlsbad,California

m. 23 June 1910, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
Sarah Glenn Culver
b. 17 June 1887, Carthage, Miner County, South Dakota, to George Herbert and Alice Julia (Cooling) Culver
d. 23 May 1974, Libertyville, Illinois

Children with Sarah Glenn Culver:

  • John Austin (1912-1977) married Ruth Martin
  • Glenn Culver (1914-1973) married Margaret Allison
  • Jean Louise Virginia (1916-2001) married Milton James Weber

Harry was a machine tool salesman. He came to Indiana in 1927 and lived in Elkhart where he was the sales manager of the Foster Machine Co. He made fine furniture of walnut wood obtained in the Elkhart area using the many woodworking machines he had. He left the state about 1943 for Washington, D.C., where he spent about 18 months as head of the Machine Tool Division of Lend Lease before retiring and moving on once again, eventually ending up in Carlsbad, California, where he died.

Submitted by:
Dian Moore
Crawfordsville IN