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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