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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

Levi Burton

b. 1767, Maryland
d. 1860, Des Moines, Iowa

m/1. 9 March 1803, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Elizabeth Lansford
b. 7 January 1786, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
d. 1811, Harrison County, Indiana

m/2. 24 February 1812
Mary Mitchell

Children with Elizabeth Lansford:

  • Thomas (1804-1864)
  • Mary (1806-1886)
  • Nancy (b. 1808)
  • Isham (1811-1899)

The family came to Harrison County, Indiana, about 1810 and moved to Parke County around 1825. In 1842, they moved to West Point Township, Iowa, and in 1848 moved to Des Moines County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Joe Wood
South Bend IN

Gordon Burton

b. 9 February 1838, Lawrence County, Indiana
d. 30 January 1918, Olivet, Osage County, Kansas

m. 13 December 1858
Mary Jane Griggs
d. 16 April 1915, Olivet, Osage County, Kansas

Children with Mary Jane Griggs:

  • Elmer of Olivet, Kansas
  • Lon of Lebo, Kansas
  • Henry of New Mexico
  • Mary of Macksville, Kansas
  • Lottie of Salem, Washington County, Indiana

Gordon emigrated from Indiana in 1878.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Noah Bunton

b. 12 March 1844, Randolph County, North Carolina, to William and Mary Bunting
d. 26 June 1932, Jasper County, Illinois

m. 14 February 1864, Morgan County, Indiana
Sarah Ellen Lewis
b. 4 April 1844, Indiana
d. 4 July 1925, Jasper County, Illinois

Children with Sarah Ellen Lewis:

  • Grant
  • Del
  • Joseph
  • David
  • Ivy
  • Mary
  • Sherman
  • Henry
  • Perry
  • possibly one or two others

Noah came to Monroe County, Indiana in 1860. He left from Morgan County, Indiana about 1875. He changed the spelling of his surname from Bunting to Burton sometime between 1870 and 1880. He became a Methodist minister in 1884 and served many churches in southern Illinois.

Submitted by:
Hale E. Bunton
Janesville WI

Lemuel Doane

Lemuel Doane
b. 6 November 1827, Spice Valley Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Jehu and Jane (Marley) Doane
d. 5 July 1905, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 13 January 1850, Lawrence County, Indiana
Lydia West
b. 22 December 1833, Indian Creek Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Miles and Susan (Swan) West
d. 22 May 1924, Los Angeles, California

Children with Lydia West:

  • Sarah Jane (1851–1858)
  • Catherine Mary (1852–1922) married Andrew Jackson Kern
  • Josiah (1854–1930) married Katherine O’Conner
  • Elizabeth (1857–1857)
  • Ziba Howard (1859–1920) married Anna Louis Browning
  • Ellis E. (1862–1943) married Elizabeth Burton
  • Charles West (1863–1946) married Josephine Olive Browning
  • Clara (1866–1957) married Wiley Miller
  • Susan (1868–1900) married John Sherman Flater
  • Homer Harvey (1870–1933) married Emma Dorthea Schleuter
  • Eva (1875–1941) married George White Bartlett

Lemuel resided in Lawrence and Greene counties in Indiana. Of the eleven children, ten were born in Indiana; only Eva was born in Nebraska.

Lydia West was orphaned at age 8 when both of her parents died on the same day of what was called “milk sick” caused by cows eating poisonous snakeroot plant. She was then raised by Robert and Elizabeth Brindle.

Lemuel served in Company A, 140th Indiana Infantry, during the Civil War. In 1874, he and his family emigrated from Greene County, Indiana, to Dodge County, Nebraska, and settled in the area that became known as Hoosierville.

According to the North Bend, Nebraska, Eagle of 16 August 1956, six other Indiana families left Huron, Indiana, for Nebraska in covered wagons on 3 October 1874. These were the families of Samuel Etchison, James Bowden,

George Ray, John West, Eli Burton, and Jim Gerkins. Samuel Etchison’s team included a mare that had a colt that followed its mother all the way. It forded streams, boarded ferries, and was the children’s pet.

When the travelers made camp at night, the wagons formed a circle, and the horses were hobbled. The men took turns guarding the camp against Indians and horse thieves. The wagon train forded the White River and crossed the Mississippi at Hannibal, Missouri, where the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ray died and was buried.

As trails became steep, men put log chains through the spokes of all four wheels of each wagon and fastened the chains to the wagon box so that the wheels couldn’t turn. Then ropes were fastened to the front and sides of the wagon, and all men went down the incline with it, pulling on the ropes to hold the wagon back and to keep it from upsetting.

The group ferried the Missouri River at Blair, where they spent the first winter. They arrived in North Bend, Nebraska, in the fall of 1875.

Submitted by:
Verna Doane Moll
Sonoma CA