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Harry Brown Alexander

Harry Brown Alexander
birth: 1 Sep 1878, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN to Milton Gregg Alexander and Laura Chambers
death: 18 Jul 1953, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, OH
burial: Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, OH

marriage: 4 Apr 1902, Greenfield, Hancock, IN
Anna Maria Witte
birth: 15 Oct 1879, Cumberland, Marion, IN to Friedrich “Fred” Wilhelm Witte and Maria “Christine” Hartmann
death: 24 Feb 1965, Dover Twp., Tuscarawas Co., IN
burial: Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, OH

Children of Anna Maria Witte and Harry Brown Alexander:

  • George Milton, 1903-1974, m1931 wife Ruth MOOS, 1907-2011
  • Frederick William, 1905-1990, m1935 wife Della Josephine MENAPACE, 1904-1995
  • Helen Vivian, 1910-2003, never married
  • Robert Donald, 1912-2002, m1939 wife Hazel Oneida CRAIG, 1917-2006
  • Harry Brown, Jr., 1916-2003, m 1941 wife 1: Jolan Mary BOTH, 1919-1960; m 1961 wife 2: Jean GOODMAN, 1916-2007

Ancestor here lived in:

Greenfield, Hancock Co. 1880-1899
Indianapolis, Marion Co. 1900-1902
Greenfield, Hancock Co. 1902-1903
Charlottesville, Hancock Co. 1903
Hillsboro, probably Henry Co. 1904-1908

New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co., OH, 1908-1953

Other Information: Earlest record for this Alexander family in Indiana is 1820 Franklin Co. Census (great grandfather James ALEXANDER). Mother Laura CHAMBERS arrived Franklin Co. with family from Maryland in 1835. Harry’s early jobs were in a bicycle shop and as a moulder at Home Stove Co. in Indianapolis. Started Witte & Alexander handle mfg. factory with father-in-law Fred Witte in Greenfield in 1902 and moved factory to Charlottesville in 1903. Started Hillsboro Novelty Works in 1906 in Hillsboro. Moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio c1908 and started Columbia Mfg. Co. (wood handles) 1908-1918. Foreman, American Sheet & Tin Co. New Phila. OH 1918-1933. Owned Diamond Handle Co. 1929-1953 and Alexander Insurance Co. 1932-1953. Served on New Philadelphia City Council for several terms and was President @death. Methodist; Knights of Pythias Equity Lodge 73 (Secy); charter member and Secy of DOKK (Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan)

Submitted by: Judi Baumgarner

Email:
judistree@gmail.com

John S. Ramey

John S. Ramey
b. 26 March 1816, Virginia, to James and Nancy A. (Reed) Ramey
d. 16 January 1891, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

m/1. 30 December 1837, Ohio
Mary Craig
b. 9 March 1816, Pennsylvania
d. 26 February 1848, Ohio

m/2. 8 February 1849, Champaign County, Ohio
Rebecca Jane Neal
b. 1833, Ohio
d. 7 February 1904, Sangamon County, Illinois

Children with Mary Craig:
• James M. (b. 1838) married Elizabeth J. Miller
• William Alfred (1840-1915) married Mary Ann Mott
• Mary Jane (1843-1939) married John A. Jackson
• Joseph (1845-1848)
• John F. (1846-1923) married Sarah J. Deardoff
• George

Children with Rebecca Jane Neal:
• Edward S. (1852-1916) married Sarah Jane Odell
• Joshua Harrison (1853-1933) married Elizabeth J. Brent
• Belle (b. ca. 1857-1907) married George W. Hurley

John was in Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana, by 1850 and emigrated in 1860.

Submitted by:
Bradley S. Bolin
Springfield IL
E-mail: bbolin1964@aol.com

Mary Elizabeth Jacobs

Mary Elizabeth Jacobs
b. 6 January 1845, Dubois County, Indiana, to Elisha Peoples and Arena Carolyn (McCarty) Jacobs
d. 23 November 1923, Creek County, Oklahoma

m. 4 January 1866, Crawford County, Indiana
Anderson Ott
b. 10 September 1837, Washington County, Indiana
d. 26 August 1894, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas

Children with Anderson Ott:
• John W. (b. 1863)
• Willard E. (b. 1871)
• Leora E. (b. 1874)

Anderson Ott served in Company K, 38th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, 1862-63. His first wife was Sara Roberts (married 1857); they had two children, Mary and William. His second wife was Elizabeth Roberts (married 1865); they had no children. Mary Elizabeth Jacobs was his third wife. He took the family to Arkansas after 1874. In 1894 Anderson left Mary Elizabeth and his children, deserting them for nineteenyear- old Lizza Craig. When she had second thoughts about the relationship, Anderson killed Lizza, and then committed suicide. Eventually, Mary Elizabeth went to live with children in Oklahoma. She was able to obtain a widow’s pension for Anderson’s Civil War service.

Submitted by:
Nancy K. Kilbourn
Thousand Oaks CA
E-mail: dushavo@aol.com

John Baird

JOHN BAIRD
b. 12 February 1789, Pennsylvania, to Samuel F. and Sarah (Craig) Baird
d. 5 June 1871, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa

m. 1 August 1824, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana
Martha Wilson Moore
b. 3 November 1796, Greenbrier County, Virginia
d. 20 September 1841, Putnamville, Putnam County, Indiana

Children with Martha Wilson Moore:

  • Lucinda (1825-1865) married William Conklin
  • Samuel Moore (1826-1896) married Millie Elizabeth Parks
  • Sarah Jane (1827-1915) married Rufus Hartley
  • Mary Archer (1829-1913) married John McGaughey
  • Martha H. (1836-1914) married John Merrill
  • Absolom (1837-1904) married Isabella Poore

John came to Putnamville, Indiana, in 1820 from Lincoln County, Kentucky, and left Indiana in 1851.

Submitted by:
Kathryn M. Jennings
Orland Park IL