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George Robbins

George Robbins
birth: 5 Feb 1862, Marshall, Calhoun County, Indiana to Samuel Robbins and Charlotte Jeanette Budington
death: 18 May 1926, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
burial: Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana

married: 16 Sep 1885, Texas Corners, Michigan
Annie Lessie Newell
birth: 28 Jan 1870, Texas Corners, Michigan to William Bannister Heald Newell and Marilla B. Butler
death: 8 Jan 1953, Miami, Florida
burial: Highland Cemetary, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana

Children of George Robbins and Annie Lessie Newell:

  • Lotta Murilla Robbins B. 1886 D. 1951, m. Melvin A. Monnett
  • Norma Louise Robbins B. 1890 D. 1957, m. John Sylvester Bricknell
  • Eva Marie Robbins B. 1893 D. 1926, m. Fredrick Charles Scheer
  • Newell Budington Robbins B. 1899 D. 1971, m. Lora Lee Longshore
  • Agnes Elizabeth Robbinsw B. 1906 D. 1984, m. Edward Erwin Gobler

George and Anna lived in Hammond, Indiana from 1893 to 1926 with a few years in between in Hartford, Van Buren County, Michigan.

George Robbins was appointed in 1894 Captain in the Fire Department. He was also in the courtroom when the Tin Man came in and started shooting and he was shot in the arm.

Submitted by:
Nancy Westenfield

John Stark

John Stark
b. 24 December 1851, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 17 April 1943, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa

m. 5 November 1872, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Mary Eliza Tyson
b. 18 December 1851, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 16 December 1932, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas

Children with Mary Eliza Tyson:
• Cornett Tyson Hamilton (1873-1961) married (1) Clara McManus, (2) Ella Mae Fike, (3) Eleanor Salome Barrell
• Curtis (1875-1940) married Lydia Groth
• Mabel (1877-1954) married Louis DeValois Butler
• Ethel (1879-1967) married Benjamin William Longenecker
• Herbert “Bertie” (1881-1969) married Lydia Agnes Stover
• Grace (1886-1961) married (1) Azro Dudley Hardy, (2) Louis C. Bauer, (3) James O. Rosillo
• Grey (1886-1969)
• Ralph “John” (1889-1895)

The family left Ripley County, Indiana, about 1876 for Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas. John Stark was a soldier in the Spanish American War and served in Cuba. He lived a number of years in the Soldier’s Home in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Daniel Gard Wright

Daniel Gard Wright
b. 13 April 1838, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, to Lot and Mary (Martin) Wright
d. 19 May 1913, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

m/1. 19 November 1865, Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Emily Lenora Butler
b. 28 June 1846, Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, to John Jackson Munsey and Sarah “Sally” (Donaldson) Butler
d. 19 September 1875, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m/2. 27 March 1877, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Sarah Ann Davis
b. 15 February 1859, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to Truman Stilphin and Barbara Ann (Widener) Davis
d. 16 August 1930, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

Children with Emily Lenora Butler:
• Mary Emily (1866-1922) married (1) James Jefferson Douglas, (2) Rufus Wilbur [–?–]
• William Daniel (1868-1938) married Mrs. Dolly (Wright) [–?–]
• Lot Donaldson (1870-1870)
• Edward Lorenzo (1872-1942) married (1) Mary Ramona “Mamie” Chapman, (2) Florence Julia Dietz
• Robert Lee (1873-1953) married (1) Leah Anne Woolsey, (2) Esther Emma Baker

Children with Sarah Ann Davis:
• Ellen Isophene (1878-1959) married Horace Churchill Lewis
• Pleiad Elizabeth (1887-1969) married Smith Lynn Selvester
• Ethel Leona (1896-1977) married Maurice D. Taylor

Dan’s father, Lot Wright, who was born somewhere in Pennsylvania about 1811, moved to Hancock County, Indiana, around 1832. He left for “the West” when he was about 23 and eventually arrived in Utah where he met and married Emily. He was primarily employed as a blacksmith, but also did some farming. In his midfifties he apparently suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

Lot Wright

Lot Wright
b. 1811, Pennsylvania
d. 20 October 1889, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m. 5 March 1833, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Martin
b. 10 June 1809, Kentucky, to Micajah and Mary Martin
d. 4 October 1859, Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana

Children with Mary Martin:
• Micajah M. (1834-bef. 1910) married Mary E. [–?–] (1834-bef. 1900)
• Ethan W. “Will” (b. ca. 1836-bef. 1860)
• Daniel Gard (1838-1913) married (1) Emily Lenora Butler (1846-1875), (2) Sarah Ann Davis (1859-1930)
• John Simeon “Sim” (1840-1919) married (1) Susan
Franklin (1840-1897), (2) Lizzie Shaffer (b. 1850)
• Mary J. (1842-1869) married (1) George W. Richardson, (2) William F. Barnard
• Jehu L. (b. 1844)
• Addison F. (1848-bef. 1930) married Mary R. Gant (b. ca. 1851-aft. 1930)

Lot purchased property in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1832 at age 21. The family moved to Preble County, Ohio, in 1840 and came back to Hancock County, Indiana, in 1848 to resume farming. After his wife died, he sold everything and left the state. He was living in Colorado in 1861. After moving to California, he was a blacksmith with his son Dan.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

James Boyd Williams

James Boyd Williams
b. 20 July 1796, Sevier County, Tennessee, to William and Rachel (Kemp) Williams
d. 11 July 1883, Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa

m. 14 August 1817, Union County, Indiana
Hepzibah Stanton
b. 14 October 1798, Campbell County, Virginia, to Latham and Huldah (Butler) Stanton
d. 19 June 1873, Salem, Henry County, Iowa

Children with Hepzibah Stanton:
• Matilda Butler (1818-1841/42) married Hamett Graham
• Lilbern J. (b. 1820) married Emma Gilken
• Frederic S. (b. 1822) married Mary Park
• Lydia Minerva (1827-1892) married Benjamin Franklin Hord
• William Lewis (1831-1832)
• Addison Rankin (b. 1836) married Sarah J. Hord

James immigrated to Indiana in 1814, probably from Jefferson County, Tennessee. He left in 1846 for Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Because the Quaker records indicated the family moved from Chatham, Orange County, North Carolina, to Surry County, North Carolina about 1794, it was not certain whether James Boyd was born in North Carolina or Tennessee. When a copy of his death record was located in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, it stated his place of birth was “East Tennessee,” and a copy of his 1883 obituary stated he was born in “Severe” County, Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Charles Gaither

Charles Gaither
b. 29 September 1894, Plainville, Daviess County, Indiana, to Lincoln and Mary E. (Dyer) Gaither
d. 25 June 1976, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California

m/1. 17 October 1913
Leola “Jennie” Hough
b. November 1894, Erie County, New York
d. October 1947, New York

m/2. 1927
Ida Stewart

Children with Leola Hough:
• Raymond (1914-1936)
• Kinneth (b. 1920)
• Glada (1922-1975) married Al Higney
• Edith (b. 1924) married (1) Walter Pankey, (2) Gene Butler

Charles left Indiana in 1936 and moved to a chicken ranch in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. He served in both World War I and II.

Submitted by:
Shirley Leola Smith
Grass Valley CA

Rosanna C Hampton and Samuel Jack

Rosanna C Hampton
b. 15 October 1796, to Preston and Elizabeth Hampton
d. 2 February 1867, Posey, Switzerland, Indiana
bur. Jack Cemetery, Switzerland County, Indiana

Rosanna Hampton gravestone

Rosanna Hampton gravestone

m. 15 June 1815, Boone County, Kentucky or 10 June 1815, Pendleton County, Kentucky
Samuel Jack
b. 30 June 1792, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky to John and Mary (Mason) Jack
d. 30 March 1834, Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana
bur. Jack Cemetery, Switzerland County, Indiana

Samuel Jack gravestone

Samuel Jack gravestone

Children with Samuel Jack:

  • Wade Hampton (1816-1887)
  • John James
  • Angeline (b. 1820) married Emer Butler
  • Edward Hampton (b. 1823)
  • Samuel Conner (b. 1825)
  • Eliza Smith (b. 1828)
  • Mary Emron (1831 – before 1840)
  • Benjamin F. (b. 1834 – died in infancy)

Rosanna moved to Switzerland County, Indiana, in about 1819 from Kentucky. She appears in the U.S. Census from 1820 through 1860 in Switzerland County.

Samuel was a Presbyterian and he served in the War of 1812. He moved to Switzerland County, Indiana, in 1819 from Gallatin County, Kentucky. He had entered land there in 1816 and is shown in the 1820 and 1830 census in Switzerland County. He was a farmer and a Democrat. He was a Justice of the Peace in Switzerland County, 1821-38, 1832-34, and was a Freemason. Samuel Jack served in the House of the Indiana General Assembly, 1829-1830.

Submitted by:
Erin K. Larson
Noblesville IN
E-mail: erinklarson@comcast.net

Nathan Clinton Bowen

Nathan Clinton Bowen
b. 30 January 1918, Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Claude Clinton and Pearl May (Shipp) Bowen
d. 26 December 1989, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

m. 1 Jun 1938, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Bertha May (Green) Lackey
b. 13 November 1914, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, to Elba Seymour and Margaret “Minnie” (Butler) Green
d. 9 August 1971, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Bertha May Lackey:

  • James Nathan (1938-1941)
  • Nathan Clinton, Jr. (b. 1940)
  • Jacqueline Jean (b. 1942) married Mr. Virag
  • Carol Ann (b. 1943) married Mr. McCracken
  • Claude David (1945-1980)
  • Paul Revere (1948-2003)
  • Sharon Lee (b. 1953) married Mr. Kokoruda

Nathan’s family originally came to Indiana in 1836 from Jessamine County, Kentucky. He was born in Haddon Township of Sullivan County, Indiana, and worked on a farm until he was 18 and joined the Army. While on furlough in 1937, he met his future wife at the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio. They married on 1 June 1938, and he was honorably discharged a little over a year later at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

He and Bertha May settled in Cleveland where they raised their family. She was born Bertha May Green, but after her mother divorced Elba Green in 1924 and married James Joseph Lackey, Bertha was adopted by Lackey and changed her name to Lackey.

In March of 1944, Nathan was drafted and served with Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was severely wounded in action outside of Aachen, Germany and was hospitalized in England before being transported to a hospital in Pennsylvania. He was again honorably discharged on August 3, 1945.

Nathan was a machinist and worked at the Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company, Cleveland Rock Drill Division of Leroy Company, and was Forman at the Elwell Parker Electric Company,
making electric customized truck lifts. He retired from Elwell Parker in 1978 and later moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, to live with his daughter, Carol Ann, due to ill health.

For his combat service during World War II, Nathan received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Attachment, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Honorable Discharge Service Lapel Button WW II, Expert Infantry Badge, and Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine and Rifle Bar.

Submitted by:
Nathan Clinton Bowen, Jr.
Fayetteville, NC
E-mail: bowenate@aol.com

Annette Butler

Annette Butler
b. 7 August 1919, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, to Walter Quinton Gresham and Mabel Vawter (Norris) Butler
d. 6 August 1988, Encino, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. April 1936, probably Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky
John Joseph Britt, Jr.
b. 5 September 1913, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, to John Joseph and Delia Bridgett (Ryan) Britt, Sr.
d. 6 July 1987, Auburndale, Polk County, Florida

m/2. 28 February, 1942, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
James Kem Cheeseman
b. 11 January 1921, Greensfork, Randolph County, Indiana, to Earl Alexander and Rotha Beatrice (Ward) Cheeseman
d. 15 September 1991, Mission Viejo, Orange County, California

Children with John Joseph Britt, Jr.:

  • Barbara Ann (b. 1936) married Eugene Andrew Betsch

Children with James Kem Cheeseman:

  • Cynthia Sue (1943-1997)
  • Diane Kem (b. 1946)

Annette was descended from a long line of Indiana pioneers. Her first direct relative to arrive in the Old Northwest Territory was Jesse Vawter who brought a flatboat across the Ohio River from Kentucky to what is now Madison, Indiana, in 1806. He was followed by other direct ancestors: Thomas Endicott who moved to Posey County in 1817, Owen Todd and Maria Jane Paxton who arrived in Jefferson County in 1817, and two different Butler lines – John Hopkins Butler (Jefferson County, 1819) and Chauncey Butler (Jefferson and Jennings counties, 1815). Direct descendants of these and other family lines moved throughout southeastern and central Indiana, finally settling in Richmond, Wayne County.

Annette, her second husband, James Cheeseman, and their children left Richmond in 1946 and moved to Sarasota, Florida. The family then moved to Columbia, South Carolina, shortly thereafter relocating to Burlington and then Lexington, North Carolina. They moved once again, ending up in the greater Los Angeles, California area in 1951.

Annette was gifted in the fine arts; particularly as an author of short stories and poetry and as an amateur artist, painting both in watercolors and oils. She was active as a Girl Scout leader and in PTA. During World War II, she made piston rings at the Perfect Circle plant in Richmond. Following the war, she worked at various secretarial jobs. Her second husband, James Cheeseman, enlisted in the Army during WWII and worked closely with the French Resistance until D-Day. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two clusters, a Presidential Citation, the Croix de Guerre (French Cross) and five bronze service stars. He was also named an honorary field director for the American Red Cross.

Both Annette and her second husband are buried in the Butler plot in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Barbara Ann (Britt) Betsch
Olympia WA
E-mail: bbetsch5639@integrity.com

Huldah Butler

Huldah Butler
b. 13 October 1776, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
d. 27 March 1813, Warren County, Ohio

m. 14 September 1797, Campbell County, Virginia
Latham Stanton
b. 14 July 1777, Guilford County, North Carolina, to William and Phebe (Macy) Stanton, Sr.
d. 11 March 1835, Fayette County, Indiana

Children with Latham Stanton:

  • Hepzibah (b. 1798)
  • Elizabeth Hunnicutt (b. 1800)
  • Gulielma (b. 1803)
  • Daniel (b. 1805)
  • William, Jr. (b. 1807)
  • Stephen Butler (b. 1809)
  • Mary (b. 1812)

Huldah came to Indiana from Campbell County, Virginia, a couple of years after the birth of her daughter Mary. She lived in the Cincinnati District of Union and Fayette counties in Indiana. When she moved to Warren County, Ohio, where she died, is not known.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX