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John Homer Lee

John Homer Lee
b. 31 August 1849, Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio, to William (1829-1909) and Mary A. (1829-1912) (Adams) Lee
d. 20 December 1898, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois

m/1. 9 March 1873, Rockville, Parke County, Indiana
Rebecca Adaline Mitchell
b. 30 December 1845, Parke County, Indiana, to William Durrow (1818-1898) and Sarah Foster (1818-1857) (Martin) Mitchell
d. 9 January 1879, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois

m/2.
Julia Dove Cain

Children with Rebecca Adaline Mitchell:
• James William Reeder (1874-1896)
• Barthenia Rose (b. 1875) married Asa Parker
• John Baker (1877-1955) married Dollie Dorris

Children with Julia Dove Cain:
• Harry Caine (1888-1959) married Beatrice Crabtree

John came to Monroe County, Indiana, from Rockville, Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1869 with his parents and siblings. He left from Parke County, Indiana, to Mitchelsville, Saline County, Illinois, in 1877. He was a doctor in Harrisburg, Illinois. John served in Company G, 13th Regiment of Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War; his papers list his name as Homer J. Lee.

Submitted by:
Susan Lee Cook
San Diego CA

Leonard Crosby

Leonard Crosby
b. 1786, Chester County, South Carolina, to John and Sarah (Jeter) Crosby
d. 7 November 1844, Monroe County, Mississippi

m. 16 March 1814, Knox County, Indiana
Sarah Purcell
b. 6 February 1792, Hampshire County, Virginia, to Jonathan and Catherine Purcell
d. Monroe County, Mississippi

Children with Sarah Purcell:

  • Susan (d. 1874) married James L.T. Cockerham
  • Elizabeth (ca. 1815-1878) married William M. Morton
  • Catherine (b. ca. 1817)
  • John Jeter (1818-ca. 1905) married Joannah T. Cain
  • Noah (b. ca. 1826) married Frances Collins
  • Sarah (b. 1826) married Henry F. Cockerham
  • Andrew J. (b. 1827) married Lucinda Porter

It is not known when Leonard came to Indiana from South Carolina, but the family left the state around 1844 for Mississippi.

Submitted by:
Shirlee Sacks
Redondo Beach CA

Jonathan Jeter Crosby

Jonathan Jeter Crosby
b. March 1818, Knox County, Indiana, to Leonard and Sarah (Purcell) Crosby
d. about 1905, Tamaha, Haskell County, Oklahoma

m. 29 October 1839, Monroe County, Mississippi
Joannah T. Cain
b. 7 April 1816, Georgia
d. 6 January 1887, Audelia, Texas

Children with Joannah T. Cain:

  • Sarah
  • Thomas J.
  • Laura Etta
  • Marcellus Cicero
  • Lucy
  • James W.
  • Jerry M.
  • Susan C.

Jonathan left Indiana before 1839.

Submitted by:
Shirlee Sacks
Redondo Beach CA 90277

Enoch Canada Morris

Enoch Canada Morris
b. 15 May 1830, Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, to Hezekiah Morris and Nancy Anna (Penney) Morris
d. 11 Oct. 1920, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

m. 27 Oct. 1885, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN
Lydia Etter
b. 5 Sept. 1833, Putnam Co., IN
d. 1 Oct. 1916, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL
bur. Enoch and Lydia are in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

Children with Lydia Etter:

  • Anna Rebecca (1856-1938) m. John M. Sparks
  • David Henry (1859-1939) m. Minnie Richardson
  • Hezikiah Dolphus (b. 1861) m. [–?–]
  • John Will (1864-1956) m. Elsada Isabel Shuck
  • Joseph Simpson (1867-1901)
  • Melissa Catherine (1869-1893)
  • Frederic Nelson (1871-1899)
  • Violet Elizabeth (1874-1965) m. William Forest Cain
  • Milford Manford (1878-1901)

Born in Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, Enoch and his family moved to central Illinois by covered wagon in October 1874. They stayed in Cumberland Co., IL until the following October 1875 when they moved north-northwest into Shelby Co., stopping at Middlesworth, Shelby Co., IL. In October 1877, the family moved to their new home northwest of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL. Enoch found a wooded area near the banks of the Kaskaskia River. He cleared the area for the house, and he built their home from the logs of the trees he had felled. From 1877 to 1885, Enoch was engaged in timber work, mostly in getting out railroad ties, chopping woods, etc.

Enoch and Lydia were both very devout in their religious beliefs. He was a member of the Old Predestinarian Church on Walnut Creek in Putnam Co., IN. Lydia was formerly a member of the Church of the Brethren near Clinton Falls, IN. In February 1906, Enoch and Lydia moved into Windsor, IL, to live the remainder of their days with their son, John Will Morris, and his family. Both Enoch and Lydia are buried in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL.

Submitted by:
J. Fred Schouten
Bourbonnais, IL
E-mail: FredSchouten@netscape.net

Alexander O’Neill

Alexander O’Neill
b. 11 Sept 1811 in Pittsburgh, PA to Hugh O’Neill and Deborah Joyce
d. 16 Mar 1897 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN
bur. Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd Co., IN

Alexander O'Neill gravestone

Alexander O’Neill gravestone

m. 13 Jul 1837 Floyd Co., IN
Margaret Louisa Kain/Cain 
b. 1819 at Carlisle, PA
d. 27 Nov 1879 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN
bur. Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd Co., IN

Children with Margaret Louisa Kain/Cain:

  • William James O’Neill (1838-after 1865)
  • Andrew Foster O’Neill (10 May 1840-10 Jun 1914) m. Lucinda Lyons (6 Mar 1841-5 Sept 1913) 9 Oct 1866
  • Sarah Jane O’Neill (25 Apr 1843-26 Feb 1929) m. Norman Campbell (1843-16 Jun 1886) 1 May 1873
  • Emily Isabel O’Neill (17 Mar 1846-15 Sept 1930) m. Joseph McPherson (1844-2 Oct 1895) 1 Dec 1869
  • Charles W. O’Neill (abt. 1848-)

Submitted by:
Ronald L. Darrah
Indianapolis, IN
E-mail: darrah@comcast.net

John Francis Newton Cain

JOHN FRANCIS NEWTON CAIN
b. 27 October 1866, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County,
Indiana, to George W. and Anna (Logsdon) Cain
d. 14 October 1940, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

m. 22 June 1890, Quantah, Hardeman County, Texas
Caledonah Lee Hutchison
b. 28 November 1865, Tupelo, Lee County,
Mississippi
d. 5 March 1950, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Children with Caledonah Lee Hutchison:

  • Charles Dee
  • Sarah Edna
  • Monroe Cullie
  • John Wesley
  • Dollie May
  • Matt Doss
  • Annie Lee
  • Fannie Fay
  • William Harold

John left Lafayette, Indiana, in 1872.

Submitted by:
Carol Cain Headley
Greenwood MO

George Washington Cain

GEORGE WASHINGTON CAIN
b. 19 January 1843, Fountain County, Indiana, to John and Elvira Cain
d. 14 March 1920, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

m. 18 January 1866, Fountain County, Indiana
Anna Logsdon
b. 11 March 1845, Holmes County, Ohio
d. 24 January 1925, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Children with Anna Logsdon:

  • John Francis Newton
  • Charles Samuel
  • Joe Andrew
  • George E.
  • Ralph O.
  • Burty
  • Florence
  • Nancy Elizabeth
  • Mattie P.
  • Robert L.

George lived in Fountain County and in Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, before leaving between 1870 and 1872.

Submitted by:
Carol Cain Headley
Greenwood MO