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William Thomas Graham

William Thomas “Will” Graham
b. 2 Jun 1874, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, to William Isaac and Julietta (Cook) Graham
d. 7 September 1955, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana

m. 19 October 1901, Champaign, Illinois
Frances Celia Preston
b. 2 June 1886
d. 25 September 1975

Will was a carpenter by trade. He died at age 82 and is buried in the Highland Cemetery at Great Falls, Montana.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Margaret Ethel Graham

Margaret Ethel “Maggie” Graham
b. 27 June 1882, Williamstown, Decatur County, Indiana, to William Isaac and Julietta (Cook) Graham
d. 21 October 1957, Illinois

m/1. 27 October 1901, Champaign County, Illinois
George Thomas Peters
b. 29 January 1878, Thomasboro, Illinois, to John and Mary (Redenbaugh) Peters
d. August 1940, Illinois

m/2. 17 September 1946
M. J. Wagner

m/3. 11 July 1950
George Matlock

Children with George Thomas Peters:
• Mary S. (1902-aft. 1939) married [–?–] Billman
• John William (1905-aft. 1939)
• Bertha Etta (1907-aft. 1976) married [–?–] Milligan
• Walter (b. 1909)
• Laura (1912-1996) married [–?–] Schwalbach
• Anna Josephine (1915-aft. 1956) married David Baker
• George Charles (1918-1977)
• Sarah Frances (1920-aft. 1976) married [–?–] Taylor
• Samuel Edward (1923-aft. 1939)

Maggie outlived all three of her husbands and had 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren when she died at age 75.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Julietta Cook

Julietta Cook
b. 28 November 1840, near New Point, Decatur County, Indiana, to Joseph Davis and Margaret Cook
d. 27 April 1923, near Great Falls, Montana

m/1. about 1861, probably Indiana
Frank Matthews
d. about 1869

m/2.
William Isaac Graham
b. 28 February 1840, Kentucky
d. before 1915, Fayette County, Indiana

Children with Frank Matthews:
• Louisa A. (1862-1914) married John Pleasant Meyers
• Horatio (1870-1880)

Children with William Isaac Graham:
• William Thomas (1874-1955) married Frances Celia Preston
• Mary Lillie (1876-1955) married James Edward Meyers
• Jerry Frank (1879-1915) married Ida [–?–]
• Margaret Ethel “Maggie” (1882-1957) married George Thomas Peters

On 7 June 1880, a tornado destroyed the home of Julietta and William Graham near Orange, Fayette County, Indiana, killing Julietta’s young son Horatio, and seriously injuring Julietta. Years later, when she was widowed for the second time, she went to live with her son Will near Great Falls, Montana, where she eventually died in 1923.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Rebecca Elizabeth S. Cook

Rebecca Elizabeth S. Cook
b. 13 February 1835, Harmony Township, Union County, Indiana, to James and Charlotte Eliza (Rose) Cook
d. 18 Jun 1897, Chanute, Kansas

m/1. 27 Apr 1857, Decatur County, Indiana
Benjamin Bloomhart
b. 11 December 1820, Indiana
d. 9 December 1873, near Chanute, Kansas

m/2. after 1873
[–?–] Davis

Children with Benjamin Bloomhart:
• Elmira (b. ca. 1858)
• Laura (b. ca. 1860)
• Clarissa “Liza” (b. ca. 1863)
• James S. (b. ca. 1868)

Benjamin and Rebecca moved to Kansas in the spring of 1869. The surname is recorded as Bloomheart in Kansas.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Rebecca Cook

Elizabeth Rebecca Cook
b. 29 December 1867, New Point, Decatur County, Indiana, to Wilson Rose and Elizabeth E. (Ross) Cook
d. 6 July 1936, near Chanute, Kansas

m. 15 January 1885, Kansas
Stephen B. Trammell
b. 1 December 1862, Plymouth, Illinois
d. 10 Mar 1942, Kansas

Children with Stephen B. Trammell:
• Earl (b. ca. 1887)
• Herbert Emmett (1889-1918) married Lelia Porter
• Carl (b. ca. 1892)
• William Wilson (1904-1973) married Beulah J. Braden

Stephen was a truck farmer and later operated a meat market. He moved to Kansas in 1869, first settling in the Big Creek neighborhood, then moving to a farm two miles east of Chanute in 1909.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Wilson Rose Cook

Wilson Rose Cook
b. 17 December 1833, Harmony Township, Union County, Indiana, to James and Charlotte Eliza (Rose) Cook
d. 28 May 1930, near Chanute, Kansas

m. about 1858, Decatur County, Indiana
Elizabeth E. Ross
b. 6 February 1842
d. 23 October 1939

It is unknown when Wilson left Indiana.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

John Sitzler

John Sitzler/Sistler
b. 1783, Tennessee, to Henry Sitzler/Sistler
d. between 1835 and 1850, Mt. Vernon, Monroe County, Tennessee

m. about 1805, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Mary Ann Moyers
b. between 1790-92, West Virginia
d. 8 September 1864, Mt. Vernon, Monroe County, Tennessee

Children with Mary Ann Moyers:
• John, II (1811-1889) married Lydia McBee
• Naomi “Oma” (1812-1891) married Andrew Jackson Cook
• Henry E. (b. 1816) married Mary “Jane”
• [–?–]
• Thomas William Appleberry (1824-1918) (twin) married (1) Ruth Moab Holloway, (2) Margaret S. “Molly” Trovillion
• Mary Jane (b. 1824) (twin) married John A. Holloway
• Robert (b. 1830) married Cynthia Mowery
• Nathan K. (b. ca. 1831) married Cynthia Bishop

There may have been two other children born between 1815 and 1820.

John left Harrison County, Indiana, sometime between 1805 and 1812 for Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Carol Sue Robinson
Klamath CA
E-mail: c.s.robinson@gmail.com

Evline Lillian Layton

Evline Lillian Layton
b. 18 September 1878, Union Mills, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Seymour Charlie and Estella M. (Bement) Layton
d. 5 February 1929, Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

m/1. 12 September 1897, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
Jacob Martin “Jake” Shetler
b. 11 November 1858, Kentland, Jasper County, Indiana, to Hezekiah and Nancy Ann (Sutton) Shetler
d. 19 August 1925, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m/2. 13 November 1922, Everette, Snohomish County, Washington
Gust Hill

Children with Jacob Martin Shetler:
• Minnie “Blanch” (1898-1957) married (1) Gus Anderson, (2) M. B. Webb, (3) Fred Smith, (4) Cliff Cook, (5) Floyd Challender
• Harry Layton (1899-1974) married (1) Violett Gorrie, (2) Nancy Isabell Johnson Graves
• William Cecil “Wooley” (1901-1928) married Estelle “Dollie” Belle
• Lester Earl (1903-1963) married (1) Vera Viola Heay, (2) Grace Minney (Hoffman) Williams
• Charles Semore (1905-1993) married Stella E. Duree
• Genevieve Estella “Neva” (1907-1990) married (1) Ross Best, (2) Jack Taylor, (3) Bernard Neustead, (4) Johnny Krieger
• Jacob LeRoy “Roy” (1909-1987) married Mary A. Knight
• Emma Garnetta (1911-1918)
• Pearl Ione (1915-1989) married (1) Earl Joseph DePew, (2) Karl Johan Algat “Al” Hemmingson, (3) Milton Storrs

Evline’s stepmother, Lois C. Layton, put her in an orphanage when her father died in 1889. At age 15, she was adopted by the George A. Monroe, Sr. family, originally from Michigan City, who now made their home in Ferndale, Washington. After her marriage, she began to wonder about her family. Her mother, Estella, had married John F. Neu, and was living in Omaha Nebraska. They were reunited in 1907. After her divorce in 1920 from Jacob Shelter, Evline became a camp cook for logging camp #9 above Hamilton, Washington.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

Achelus Shedrick Key

Achelus Shedrick Key
b. 18 January 1842, Surry County, North Carolina, to William S. and Lydia D. (Jones) Key
d. 13 June 1930, Sharpsburg, Taylor County, Iowa

m/1. 31 December 1862, Surry County, North Carolina
Martha Ellen Whittaker
d. Indiana

m/2. 1 November 1868, Jasper County, Indiana
Mary Grubb
b. 19 November 1846, Jefferson County, Virginia, to Adam and Elizabeth (Mercer) Grubb
d. 19 February 1901, Grove Township, Taylor County, Iowa

m/3. 22 September 1901
Sarah Ellen Coe
b. 3 September 1873, North Carolina
d. 21 July 1969, Taylor County, Iowa

Children with Martha Ellen Whittaker:
• Samuel Jefferson (1865-1924) married Rose L. Gaudard
• James Lewis (ca. 1867-1961) married Blanche Davis

Children with Mary Grubb:
• Eliza Ellen (1870-1918) married John Wattie Campbell
• Cora Lee (b. 1872) married Elmer McLaughlin
• John Orman (1874-1957) married Goldie Cook
• Charles Lee William (1879-ca. 1950) married Ida Bell Crowe
• William (b. aft. 1880)
• Oscar Henry (1883-1967) married Ethel Mae Strum
• Rosa Edith (1885-1934) married Jerry Wilson

Children with Sarah Ellen Coe:
• Roxa Viola (1902-1961)
• Lloyd Amond (b. 1903) married Edna Weese
• Eunice May (b. 1905) married James A. Eller
• Lydia DeBose (b. 1907) married Russell Reynolds
• Bessie Maciel (1908-1944) married Elwin Brown
• Hollis Cecil (1910-1910)
• Hattie Dell (b. 1911) married Asa Tackett
• Royal Jackson (1914-1917)
• Lula Tessie (1917-1917)
• Dora Jessie (1917-1918)
• Mary Lessie (b. 1917) married William Terry

A. S. Key was a Confederate soldier in Company H, 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (volunteers) from June 1861 for twelve months. He was wounded as part of Jackson’s campaign of the Shenandoah Valley on 25 May 1862. In June 1862, he was reported as being “absent without leave.”

Six months later her married his first wife. The couple most likely moved to Indiana between the births of their two sons, probably because of the harsh conditions in North Carolina after the war. Martha died, leaving him with two young children. While it is not known exactly when they came to Indiana, they left Jasper County in 1869.

He married Mary in Jasper County and their first child was born in Peoria, Illinois, where Mary also had family. By 1880, the family was in Grove Township, Taylor County, Iowa.

By the end of his life, A. S. had married three times and had twenty children, the last three being triplets. His name has also been spelled Achillus Sherdrick Key.

Submitted by:
Sandra L. Carter-Duff
Denver CO
E-mail: sandy@carduff.com