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William Cooper

William Cooper
b. 14 February 1832, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
d. 1907, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

m/3. about 1869, Kentucky
Elizabeth (Murphey) Harness
b. 18 April 1846, Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky
d. 11 January 1911, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth (Murphey) Harness:
• Charles E. (1870-1935)
• Orah E. (b. ca. 1872)
• Elvira Jane (1873-1947)
• William, Jr. (b. ca. 1880)
• Anna B. (1884-1942)
• Ira (1887-1962)
• twin girls (b. ca. 1889-died shortly aft. birth)

William, a farmer, took his family by covered wagon from Indiana to Kansas, arriving in Neosho Falls on Christmas Day 1883. The wagon was drawn by two pair of oxen, of which Buck and Bright were his favorite pair. Horses were not used to pull such wagons because they required too much food, and mules were often too difficult to handle.

Submitted by:
Mary F. Peek McBride
Huntsville AL

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John McElroy, II

John McElroy, II
b. to Robert and Matilda (Trout) McElroy
d. 6 April 1887, Kankakee County, Illinois

m. 11 February 1840, Jefferson County, Indiana
Margaret Crozier
b. to James and Mary (Woods) Crozier
d. November 1871, Kankakee County, Illinois

Children with Margaret Crozier:
• Sarah (1849-1920) married Ben Roberts
• George McKee (1852-1939) married Lydia Cooper
• Julia E. (b. 1854) married James Smiley
• James (1857-1948) married Melissa Ann Hoyt Cooper
• Mary Frances “Mace” (1858-1939) married John Blackstone Cooper
• John, Jr. (1861-1938) married Cora Jane Cooper
• Edwin McLellan (1864-1938) (twin) married (1) Belle Sullinder, (2) Magda T. Kopstad
• Elvina “Allie” (b. 1864) (twin) married Harry Watkins
• Wilbur (1868-1899) (twin)
• Willis (1868-1929) (twin) married Katie Mann

John came Indiana in 1830 as a boy. He moved to LaPorte County about 1854 and to Kankakee County, Illinois, in 1860. He was a farmer, a stock breeder, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by:
Tammy Wilson
Newton NC
E-mail: tym50@bellsouth.net

Rebecca Jane Stephans

Rebecca Jane Stephans
b. 21 December 1839, Shelby County, Indiana, to Stacy and Sarah (Phares) Stephans
d. 8 April 1924, Houston, Texas

m. 6 July 1857, Franklin County, Kansas
James Cooper
b. 8 February 1839, near Marietta, Ohio, to John and Susanna (Brown) Cooper
d. 8 April 1912, Ceres, Oklahoma

Children with James Cooper:
• John Stacy (1857-1884)
• Sarah Ellen (1864-1870)
• Susanna Eulalie (1865-1950)
• Rebecca Naomi (b. 1866)
• Luvena Jane (1870-1870)
• Robert Matthew (b. 1870)
• Mary Elizabeth (b. 1872)
• Amy Lucy (b. 1874)
• Lillie Lucretia (1874-1887)
• Alice Louisa (b. 1877)
• Annette Mae (1878-1891)

Rebecca lived in Shelby County, Indiana, until about age 28. Her husband was a farmer and was in the Union Army. He was discharged at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri on 17 July 1865. He also worked as a stone mason and made the Land Run in the Oklahoma Territory. After the death of her husband, Rebecca Jane lived with her daughter S. Eulalie (Cooper) Eldred in Houston, Texas until her own death in 1924.

Submitted by:
Shirley J. Stedman
Marion TX
E-mail: vega711@juno.com

Mary Rapp

Mary Rapp
b. 27 November 1859, Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, to Johan Michael and Dorothea Catharine (Sauerwein) Rapp
d. 5 April 1926, White County, Illinois

m. 28 May 1874, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky
Friedrich Ludwig Roser
b. 18 November 1839, Obermutschelbach, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, to Friedrich Ludwig and Anna Maria (Schmidt) Roser
d. 2 January 1919, White County, Illinois

Children with Friedrich Ludwig Roser:
• Edward (1874-1880)
• Frederick “Fritz” (1879-1955) married Clara Ethyl Clark
• Kathryn Rebecca (1880-1962) married Frederick William Wohlhueter
• Augustus William (1883-1975) married Nola May Eplin
• Lawrence Farrington (1886-1969) married Theresa Henning
• Eunice (1890-1923) married Elvis Huffaker
• Arthur Cecil (1893-1957) married Nellie E. Daily
• Inez Marie (1896-1987) married Harry Horton
• Viola (1889-1978) married Max Cooper

Mary’s parents and older siblings came from Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, to Posey County, Indiana, on 31 May 1853. After her father died in 1862, she and her mother went to live with an older sister and her husband in Henderson, Kentucky. Mary’s sister died in 1872. Two years later, Mary married her sister’s widower. He had a grocery store in Henderson. In 1880, they moved to a farm in White County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Barbara Wohlhueter
Bradenton FL

James Johnson Poland/Polen

James Johnson Poland/Polen
b. 12 December 1865, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Elmira Elizabeth (Herod Betts) Poland/Polen
d. 27 June 1952, Gideon, New Madrid County, Missouri

m/1. 1 March 1885, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Rhoda Charlotte Layman
b. 26 January 1890, Azalia, Bartholomew County,Indiana, to James Carter and Rutha Jane (Crosby) Layman
d. 10 September 1908, Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana

m/2. date unknown
Mary Bray

Children with Rhoda Charlotte Layman:
• Oscar Warren (1886-1925) married Lou Ethel Appell
• Edna May (1889-1954) married Lafayette French
• Nellie Gertrude (1891-1932) married Claud Glass
• Ruth Elmira (1893-1975) married Clifton Mason
• Vergle Edith (1896-1977) married John Wagster
• James Herschel (1898-1951) married Virgie Stewart
• Dauris Emeral (1901-1982) married Mildred Viola Batson
• Charley Layman (b. 1904) married Rhemo Cooper
• Leonard

James lived in Azalia, Elizabethtown, and Columbus (all located in Bartholomew County, Indiana) as well as Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1909 to Arkansas. In 1910 the family emigrated to Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri, and then to Gidean, New Madrid County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

Harrison Lafayette Neely

Harrison Lafayette Neely
b. 22 July 1843, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Greenlief S. and Nancy (Lawrence) Neely
d. 19 April 1913, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

m. 13 September 1863, Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
Algeronia L. Maxwell
b. 24 January 1844, Jefferson, Lost Creek County, Tennessee, to A. C. and Amanda B. (Fleming) Maxwell
d. 1 February 1921, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

Children with Algeronia L. Maxwell:
• Newton Randolph (1864-1887)
• Lucy Jane (1866-1885) married Sam Goodson
• Calvin Monroe (1868-1948) married Bessie Mullins
• Olivia Eva (1870-1963) married Eliab Lucas Cooper
• Mary Matilda (1872-1966) married James Wooten Dyer
• Greenlief S. “Leafy” (1875-1942) married Sue Dyer
• Mattie Lorina “Lora” (1879-1961) married William Webb Hudson
• Freddie (1881-1882)
• Lawrence Lafayette (1885-1962) married Stella Van Hoozer
• Rosalee (1887-1989) married Paul William Goff, Sr.

Harrison also lived in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, before his emigration from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

Isaac H. Bell

ISAAC H. BELL
b. 1787, Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to David D. and Mary Bell
d. 12 October 1865, Cedar Township, Monroe County, Iowa

m. 3 October 1814, Henry County, Kentucky
Elizabeth Keiser
b. 1797, Shelby County, Kentucky, to John and Catherine (Ferguson) Keiser
d. after February 1881, Monroe County, Iowa

Children with Elizabeth Keiser:

  • David (1815-1864) married Elizabeth Orchard
  • Catherine (1816-1888) married (1) John Hargin/ Hargan, (2) Henry Harter
  • William H. married Elizabeth Torrey
  • Sarah A. “Sally” (1824-1897) married Samuel Richmond
  • Mary (1827-1856) married Reuben Torrey/Toney
  • John (1828-1888) married (1) Nancy Jones, (2) Catherine Cooper
  • Absolem (1830-1896) married America Jones
  • Isaac Syrene (1832-1868)
  • Jacob Derrick “Jake” (1833-1925) married Mary Elizabeth Millard
  • Sarah Frances (1839-1916) married James Cooper

There were three more children born between William H. and Sarah A.

The family came to Indiana from Oldham County,Kentucky, in 1835. They lived in Brown, Johnson, and Morgan counties before emigrating in 1845. Isaac served in the Kentucky militia and in the War of 1812. Elizabeth was a weaver.

Submitted by:
Patricia Little Maddox
Alexandria VA