Tag Archives: Cochran

Amos Neier

Amos Neier
birth: 25 February 1860 at Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel and Margaret (Fertig/Fertich) Neier
death: 22 September 1964 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

marriage: 10 Aug 1891, Jasper Co., IN
Alice Chrisenberry
birth: Sep 1869 in Indiana
death: 26 Jul 1956, at East Monticello, White Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

Children of Amos Neier and Alice Chrisenberry:

  • Edith Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 2 Jan 1986, m. Harry Cunningham
  • Edgar Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 31 May 1973, m. Deva Marie Cochran

Edith and Edgar were twins.

Amos Neier Lived In (in order):

  • Born in Owen County, Indiana
  • Putnam County, Indiana
  • Jasper County, Indiana
  • White County, Indiana
  • Died in Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

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Austin Joseph Silsby

Austin Joseph “Asa” Silsby
b. 1832, New York, to [–?–] and Harriet Silsby
d. February 1897, Clarence, Cedar County, Iowa

m. 22 June 1853, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Dewell
b. 11 April 1834, Wayne County, Ohio, to Solomon and Carolyn (Miller) Dewell
d. 3 August 1916, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Children with Sarah Ann Dewell:
• Harriet (b. 1856) married Milton Fisher
• Richard W. (b. 1857) married Orpha Woolery
• Silas (b. 1860)
• Mary (b. 1863) married George W. Whetstone
• Michael Abraham (b. 1866) married Daisy Graham
• Melissa Jane (b. 1868) married Enoch Scott Cochran
• Alice married Noah A. Pontious

There may have been three more children. Asa came to Indiana before 1850 and lived in St.
Joseph and Kosciusko counties before moving to Cedar County, Iowa, in the 1860’s. He was a private with Company F of the Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Submitted by:
Cynthia Cockran Jones
Marietta GA

Olive Bovard

Olive Bovard
b. 22 Feb 1847 at Aberdeen, Ohio County, Indiana to Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd
d. 10 Dec 1926 at Cass, Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton, Switzerland County, Indiana

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

m. 4 Nov 1866 Ohio County, Indiana
Robert Bruce Bascom 
b. 3 Nov 1839 at Switzerland County, Indiana to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter
d. 10 Mar 1907 at Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton, Switzerland County, Indiana

Children with Robert Bruce Bascom:

  • Williard Theodore Bascom (4 Jan 1868-30 Mar 1934) m. Susan Sanders (1870-1927)
  • Alice Luella Bascom (3 Mar 1869-19 Feb 1960) m1. John W. Cochran; m2. Benjamin Franklin Vanosdal (1859-1924)
  • Catherine Bascom (20 Aug 1871-)
  • Jessie Florence Bascom (7 Mar 1873-19 Oct 1904)
  • Josephine Bascom (29 Feb 1876-1964) m. Willard S. Tyler (1867-1940)
  • Grace Gertrude Bascom ( 6 Mar 1880-13 May 1929) m. Albert Conner (1870-1945)
  • Charlotte Bascom (1 May 1883-) m. William G. Miller (1880-)
  • Martha Bascom (18 Jul 1887-20 Feb 1952) m. Reuben Kittle (1884-1963)
  • Mary E. Bascom (18 Jul 1887-1973) m. John Dennis (1885-1961)

Olive was the second wife of Robert Bruce Bascom. She was born in Ohio County, Indiana to Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd. Olive lived in Ohio County all of her life and had nine children with Robert.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons
Fort Wayne, IN
E-mail: genwishlist@gmail.com

Robert Bruce Bascom

Robert Bruce Bascom
b. 3 Nov 1839 at Switzerland County, Indiana to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter
d. 10 Mar 1907 at Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

m/1. 1 Mar 1863 Switzerland County, Indiana
Margaret Littlefield
b. 25 Dec 1839 Indiana to Harvey Littlefield and Mary Ann Bovard
d. 15 May 1866
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

m/2. 4 Nov 1866 Ohio County, Indiana
Olive Bovard
b. 22 Feb 1847 Ohio County, Indiana to Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd
d. 10 Dec 1926 Cass Township, Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Children with Margaret Littlefield:

  • Edward H. Bascom (6 Mar 1864-21 Mar 1944) m. Jennie L. Myers (1866-1951)

Children with Olive Bovard:

  • Willard Theodore Bascom (4 Jan 1868-30 Mar 1934) m. Susan Sanders (1870-1927) May 1891
  • Alice Luella Bascom (3 Mar 1869-19 Feb 1960) m1. John W. Cochran; m2. Benjamin Franklin Vanosdal (1859-1924)
  • Catherine Bascom (20 Aug 1871-)
  • Jessie Florence Bascom (7 Mar 1873-19 Oct 1904)
  • Josephine Bascom (29 Feb 1876-1964) m. Willard S. Tyler (1867-1940)
  • Grace Gertrude Bascom ( 6 Mar 1880-13 May 1929) m. Albert Conner (1870-1945)
  • Charlotte Bascom (1 May 1883-) m. William G. Miller (1880-)
  • Martha Bascom (18 Jul 1887-20 Feb 1952) m. Reuben Kittle (1884-1963)
  • Mary E. Bascom (18 Jul 1887-1973) m. John Dennis (1885-1961)

Robert Bruce Bascom was born in Switzerland County, Indiana in 1839 to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter. He enlisted as a musician in the company band of the 16th Indiana Infantry. He mustered out on 23 May 1862 in Washington, D.C.

He first married Margaret Littlefield on 1 Mar 1863 in Switzerland County. Margaret died on 15 May 1866. They had one child, Edward H. Bascom. On 4 November 1866, Robert married Olive Bovard in Ohio County, Indiana. Olive was born in 1847 and was the daughter of Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd. Robert and Olive had nine children and lived in Ohio County where Robert worked as a farmer and dry goods merchant.

Robert died on 10 Mar 1907 in Ohio County. Olive died many years later, in 1926, also in Ohio County. They were buried in Littlefield Cemetery in Switzerland County, Indiana, along with their daughter, Jessie Florence Bascom.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons
Fort Wayne, IN
E-mail: genwishlist@gmail.com

David Bacon McGrew

David Bacon McGrew
b. 29 Feb 1832 Ohio
d. 16 Jul 1910 Sullivan, Indiana
bur. Stephens Cemetery, Pierson Twp., Vigo Co., Indiana

David Bacon McGrew

David Bacon McGrew

David Bacon McGrew gravestone

David Bacon McGrew gravestone

m. 5 May 1859 Lewis, Vigo Co., Indiana
Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver
b. 16 Sept 1837 Ohio
d. 12 Apr 1922
bur. Stephens Cemetery, Pierson Twp., Vigo Co., Indiana

Children with Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver

  • Mary Florence (1860-1931) m. John Stickels
  • Nathan Alfred (1863-1951) m. Effie Armilda Trimble
  • Nevada Victoria (1865-1924) m. Richard H. Cochran
  • Eliza Jane (1868-1943) m. Winter Lovette Kimbel
  • Cora Anise (1870-1892)
  • Edward Huston (1874-1952) m. Ruth Rozelle Roberts
  • Emma Grace (1877-1963) m. Zachariah Jones

David was born in Ohio to Nathan McGrew and Mary Huston. After spending a time in Iowa, he returned to Indiana by 1870, settling in Patricksburg before finally moving to Vigo and then to Sullivan counties. He married Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver who was the daughter of Joseph Saltsgiver and Maria Davis Kail. They are both buried at Stephens Cemetery in Vigo County.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute, IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver

Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver
b. 16 September 1837, Carr, Ohio, to Joseph and Maria Davis (Kail) Saltsgiver
d. 12 April 1922, Lewis, Vigo, Indiana
bur. Stephens Cemetery, Pierson Township, Vigo County, Indiana

Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver

Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver

Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver gravestone

Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver gravestone

m. 5 May 1859, Lewis, Vigo, Indiana
David Bacon McGrew
b. 29 February 1832, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, to Nathan and Mary (Huston) McGrew
d. 16 July 1910, Sullivan County, Indiana
bur. Stephens Cemetery, Pierson Township, Vigo County, Indiana

Children with David Bacon McGrew:

  • Mary Florence (1860-1931) married John Stickels
  • Nathan Alfred (1863-1951) married Effie Armilda Trimble
  • Nevada Victoria (1865-1924) married Richard H. Cochran
  • Eliza Jane (1868-1943) married Winter Lovette Kimbel
  • Cora Anise (1870-1892)
  • Edward Huston (1874-1952) married Ruth Rozelle Roberts
  • Emma Grace (1877-1963) married Zachariah Jones

Rebecca was born in Ohio and spent a short time in Iowa before moving to Patricksburg, Indiana then to Pierson Township in Vigo County, Indiana. She later move to Sullivan County, Indiana. After her husband’s death in 1910, Rebecca lived with her daughter, Mary Stickels and her family.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute, IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

John Harrison Cochran

JOHN HARRISON COCHRAN
b. 1 November 1840, Allen County, Ohio, to George and Mary (Sunderland) Cochran
d. 1 February 1905, Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio

m. 11 September 1862, Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio
Anna Catherine Null
b. 30 March 1843, Thorn Township, Perry County, Ohio
d. 6 April 1936, Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio

Children with Anna Catherine Null:

  • John A. (1863-1864)
  • Charles E. (1865-1945)
  • Franklin E. (1867-1951)
  • Ida Jane (1870-1943)
  • Nettie Viola (1877-1957)
  • Lorena Elmira (1879-1967)

The family arrived in Tiosa, Fulton County, Indiana, after August 1869 and left after 1872.

Submitted by:
Carol W. Moellering
Fort Wayne IN