Tag Archives: Clark

Emily E. Poland/Polen

Emily E. Poland/Polen
b. 18 January 1837, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Hester E. (Cooperider) Poland/Polen
d. 2 December 1892, Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska

m. 9 April 1855, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Mathias M. Clark
b. November 1834, Washington County, Indiana
d. 1 May 1912, Holsey, Linn County, Oregon

Children with Mathias M. Clark:
• George W.
• Albert M.
• Calvin W.
• John R.
• Charles E.

Emily lived in Jefferson and Bartholomew counties in Indiana, before leaving in 1873 for Bromfield, Hamilton County, Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee
b. 30 October 1842, Port Finley, Hancock County, Ohio, to James and Elvina (Coleman) Lee
d. 3 November 1927, Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska

m/1. 1865
Maria N. Clark
d. 1884

m/2. 17 July 1886, Republican City, Harlan County, Nebraska
Eva Lillian Cadwell
b. 17 June 1867, Clark County, Kansas
d. 8 June 1922, Centralia, Lewis County, Washington

Children with Maria N. Clark:
• Charley C. (1866-1951)
• Cora Ann (1868-1870)
• James W. (1870-1946)
• Franklin L. (1872-1920)
• Nora May (1879-1879)
• Nancy L. (1880-1880)
• Stephen O. (1884-1885)

Children with Eva Lillian Cadwell:
• Sarah E. (1887-1949)
• John S. (1889-1966)
• Mindal Maud (1890-1891)
• Roy (1892-1914)
• Clay M. (1900-1984)
• Claude V. (1905-1998)

Stephen lived in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in 1861. According to his Civil War pension papers he lived in Ligonier, Indiana, 1865-1871; Kingsbury, Indiana, 1871-1884; Republican City, Nebraska, 1884-1892; and Hayannis and Bridgeport, Nebraska, 1892-1926.

From 1920 until his death in 1927, he spent his time between Bridgeport, Nebraska, and Centralia, Washington. He would go to Washington when it got cold in Nebraska. He joined Company C, 30th Indiana Volunteers on 27 August 1861 at the age of 19. He was discharged at Vicksburg 19 January 1865. He was a farmer by trade.

Submitted by:
Gary E. Lee
Cosmopolis WA

Meredith Earl Lockridge

Meredith Earl Lockridge
b. 29 September 1917, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, to Guy A. and Arizona Ione (Baker) Lockridge
d. 18 January 1994, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas

m. 1 February 1941, Knox, Starke County, Indiana
Emma Rose Hatter
b. 20 October 1919, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Harry and Bertha Rose (Sudlow) Hatter
d. 26 October 2000, Everton, Boone County, Arkansas

Children with Emma Rose Hatter:
• James Earl (b. 1944) married Regina Lee Scott
• Joan Marie (b. 1946) married Jimmie Lewis Cole
• Guy Dean, Sr. (b. 1949) married Rosetta Maria Phillips
• Kathaleen (b. 1952) married (1) Harvey Worrie Clark, Jr., (2) Duane Recoy, (3) Steve Riley, (4) Buck Underwood
• Margaret Ellen (b. 1962)

Meredith moved to Lorain, Ohio, in 1919 with his family but returned to Indiana the same year. He lived in Fulton County and then Starke County until 1959 when he left for Arkansas.

He was a farmer and a carpenter, but worked as a Standard Oil gas salesman and delivery man in Indiana. He also worked in a wood product factory in Arkansas. He was unaware it was his uncle who was raising him until he was told at age 21.

He served on the town council in Everton, Arkansas and helped to get the town streets paved.

Submitted by:
Joan Cole
Odessa MO
E-mail: jmcole@iland.net

Ferdinand Hollingsworth

Ferdinand Hollingsworth
b. 24 May 1808, Knox County, Indiana, to Thomas and Mary Anne (Sartor) Hollingsworth
d. 26 May 1879, near Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri

m. 26 October 1836, Knox County, Indiana
Rebecca Hill
b. 19 April 1818, Knox County, Indiana, to John and Mary Ann (Clark) Hill
d. 23 April 1910, near Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri

Children with Rebecca Hill:
• Albert (1839-1908) married Janette Sartor
• Clark (b. 1841) married Mary [–?–]
• Thomas P. (b. 1845) married Samantha E. [–?–]
• John (ca. 1850-1878) married Harriet Lavina Sartor
• Mary A. (1852-1916) married Rush Smith
• Eliza Jane (b. 1854) married Thomas Dodson
• Everett (1856-1925) married Christina [–?–]
• Henry (b. 1858)
• Elliott (1860-1918) married Jennie E. Nickolson
• Hugh (b. 1861)
• Melissa (b. 1863)

Ferdinand served in Company B, Mounted Rangers in the Black Hawk War, 1832, from Oaktown, Busseron Township, Knox County, Indiana. The family lived in Knox County until emigrating in 1870.

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

William Wallace Harper

William Wallace Harper
b. 29 October 1820, Knox County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth (Dunn) Harper
d. 4 February 1888, Mount Valley, Labette County, Kansas

m. 24 October 1842, Knox County, Indiana
Mary Ann Hill
b. 14 November 1823, Knox County, Indiana, to John and Mary Ann (Clark) Hill
d. 8 September 1912, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri

Children with Mary Ann Hill:
• W. (abt. 1843-bef. 1871)
• John S. (1845-1845)
• George Franklin (1846-1892) married Laura Alice Shick
• Eliza Jane (1848-1851)
• William B. (1851-1852)
• Mary Elizabeth (1852-1875) married Thomas Hollingsworth
• Rebecca J. (1852-1852)
• James W. (b. ca. 1856)
• Hannah L. (1857-1857)
• Rebecca J. (1857-1857)

The family emigrated from Indiana in 1871 with their three children (George, Mary, and James). William was a miller and the first mayor of Mound City, Kansas. He also served in the legislature about 1874.

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

Ellerson Fields

Ellerson Fields
b. 17 August 1829, Butchers Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee, to William and Judida (Sizemore) Fields
d. 23 May 1890, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

m. 10 March 1842, Jackson Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Mary Ann Diehl
b. 15 November 1821, Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Charles and Mary
Elizabeth (Sheets) Diehl
d. 22 April 1912, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Children with Mary Ann Diehl:
• Manerva (1843-1922) married Lewis Jontra
• Lewis (1844-1927) married Martha Jane Miller
• Eli (1847-ca. 1935) married Mary Weirock
• Levi (1847-1847)
• Charles Diehl (1849-1934) married Lucinda Victoria Morris
• Elizabeth (1851-1880) married Archibald Elisha Abbott
• Ephraim (1853-1941) married Rebecca Clark
• Harriett Melissa (1854-1880) married Zachary Taylor Baysinger
• Hiram (1856-1936) married Sarah Jane Ellison
• John William (1861-1943) married Sarah Jane Dennis
• Milton Leander (1862-1953) married Clara Agnes Witham
• Leslie Martin (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Jonas Squire (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Mary Martha (1869-1958) married Charles A. Bateman

Ellerson lived in Ward and Jackson townships in Randolph County; Richmond Township, Grant County; and Hartford Township, Adams County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1864.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

Mary Ann Diehl

Mary Ann Diehl
b. 15 November 1821, Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Sheets) Diehl
d. 22 April 1912, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

m. 10 March 1842, Jackson Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Ellerson Fields
b. 17 August 1820, Butchers Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee, to William and Judida (Sizemore) Fields
d. 23 May 1890, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Children with Ellerson Fields:
• Manerva (1843-1922) married Lewis Jontra
• Lewis (1844-1927) married Martha Jane Miller
• Eli (1847-ca. 1935) married Mary Weirock
• Levi (1847-1847)
• Charles Diehl (1849-1934) married Lucinda Victoria Morris
• Elizabeth (1851-1880) married Archibald Elisha Abbott
• Ephraim (1853-1941) married Rebecca Clark
• Harriett Melissa (1854-1880) married Zachary Taylor Baysinger
• Hiram (1856-1936) married Sarah Jane Ellison
• John William (1861-1943) married Sarah Jane Dennis
• Milton Leander (1862-1953) married Clara Agnes Witham
• Leslie Martin (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• James/Jonas Squire (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Mary Martha (1869-1958) married Charles A. Bateman

Mary Ann’s family came to Randolph County, Indiana, in 1840. She lived in Jackson Township, Randolph County; Richland Township, Grant County; and Hartford Township, Adams County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1864.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

John Parker Rushton

John Parker Rushton
b. 1823, Randolph Co., NC, to George Rushton and Sarah (Needham) Rushton
d. [–?–] Crawford Co., KS

m. 25 Sept. 1845, Hamilton Co., IN
Alice Ann Horn
b. 1828, Ohio
d. [–?–] Crawford County, KS

Children with Alice Ann Horn:

  • Sarah Ann (1846-1851)
  • Mary H. b. 1849
  • Rachel Ellen (1852-1882) married George W. Fippen
  • Joseph O. b. 1854 married Catherine E. Conner
  • Catherine S. b. 1857
  • Frances V. b. 1859
  • Irene Alice (1861-1956) married John R. Clark
  • John N. (1864-1952) married Ellen Taylor
  • George Wilson (1864-1952) married Esther Dix
  • Charles A. b. 1866
  • William P. (1869-1940) married Bessie Phelan

John moved to Indiana as a young man, in the late 1820’s,with his parents, from Randolph County, NC. They first settled in Hendricks Co., IN and by 1835, his father had a land grant in Hamilton Co., IN, where they moved.

After John married and had children, he moved his family to Crawford Co., KS. During the 1870’s, John’s brother, Edward D. Rushton, followed John by moving his family there. John was a farmer.

Submitted by:
Rhonda A. Dunn
Nashville, IN
E-mail: radunn1972@aol.com

Stokly D. Vaughn

Stokly (or Stokely) D. Vaughn
b. 26 June 1830* Hawkins Co., Tennessee [*obit says b. 1831]
d. 8 May 1917 Lawrence Co., Indiana
bur. Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana

m. 26 July 1850, Brown Co., Indiana
Amanda Sullivan
b. 9 Nov 1934 Johnson Co., Indiana
d. 13 May 1917 Lawrence Co., Indiana
bur. Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana

Children with Amanda Sullivan

  • William Clinton (1851-1912) m. Emma Upton
  • Margaret Ann (1853-1927) m. Isaac Fish
  • Srepta Jane (1855-1933) m. Joshua Waldrip
  • Mary Matilda (1857-1917) m. John Bodenhamer
  • Nancy Catharine (1859-1878) m. Charles Riley McCammon
  • James Ervin (1861-1907) m. Josie Sherlock
  • Eli Wilson (1866-1922) m. Mary Vaughn
  • Cyrus Douglas (1868-1944) m. Elizabeth Norman
  • Marinda Ellen (1870-1952) m. Dalton Clark
  • Susan Eunice (1871-1905) m. Sherman Deckard
  • Flora Belle (1875-1962) m. John Fender
  • Charles Roscoe (1876-1896)

David was the son of Wilson Vaughn and Nancy Bowlen. He married Amanda Sullivan who was the daughter of William Sullivan and Nancy Anna Rogers. He came to Indiana about 1849 with his mother, three brothers, and a sister. They initially settled in Brown Co., Indiana where David and his wife, Amanda, met and were married. Before moving to Lawrence County, they settled in Jackson County. David worked as a carpenter, was a member of the local Methodist church, and served as a Justice of the Peace. His obituary and death notice appeared in a number of local papers including the Bloomington Telephone and the Bedford Daily Mail, both describing David and his family as pioneers of the county. He died at the age of 85.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccammon@comcast.net

Meredith Earl Lockridge

Meredith Earl Lockridge
b. 29 September 1917, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, to Guy A. and Arizona Ione (Baker) Lockridge
d. 18 January 1994, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas

m. 1 February 1941, Knox, Starke County, Indiana
Emma Rose Hatter
b. 20 October 1919, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Harry and Bertha Rose (Sudlow) Hatter
d. 26 October 2000, Everton, Boone County, Arkansas

Children with Emma Rose Hatter:

  • James Earl (b. 1944) married Regina Lee Scott
  • Joan Marie (b. 1946) married Jimmie Lewis Cole
  • Guy Dean, Sr. (b. 1949) married Rosetta Maria Phillips
  • Kathaleen (b. 1952) married (1) Harvey Worrie Clark, Jr., (2) Duane Recoy, (3) Steve Riley, (4) Buck Underwood
  • Margaret Ellen (b. 1962)

Meredith moved to Lorain, Ohio, in 1919 with his family but returned to Indiana that same year. He lived in Fulton County and then Starke County until 1959 when he left for Arkansas.

He was a farmer and a carpenter, but worked as a Standard Oil gas salesman and delivery man in Indiana. He also worked in a wood product factory in Arkansas. He was unaware his uncle was raising him until he was told at age 21.

He served on the town council in Everton, Arkansas, and helped to get the town streets paved.

Submitted by:
Joan Cole
Odessa MO
E-mail: jmcole@iland.net