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John Alfred Riggins

John Alfred Riggins
b. 24 October 1798, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 4 March 1863, Jasper County, Illinois

m/1. 22 October 1822, Guilford County, North Carolina
Mary Ann Osborn

m/2. 27 April 1831, Guilford County, North Carolina
Patsy Lamar

m/3. 14 May 1840, Morgan County, Indiana
Franky Ford

Children with Mary Ann Osborn:
• Martin A. (b. 1823-aft. 1880) married Phebe J. Richey

Children with Patsy Lamar:
• Mary Ann (1830-1898) married James W. Crane
• Roxanna I. (1832-1912) married Arlindo Frazier
• Eunice C. (1836-1922) married John I. Guin

Children with Franky Ford:
• Milton (1842-1868) never married

John moved to Indiana in 1834 and lived in Gosport, Owen County, Indiana, and Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana. He was a farmer and joined the Second Agricultural Society in 1851. Later that year, on 25 October, he won $3 for the best brood mare at the Society’s first fair.

He left Indiana in about 1855 for Jasper County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

John McRay Inman

John McRay Inman
b. about 1841, Indiana, to George and Nancy (Webster) Inman
d. 8 January 1929, Oklahoma

m/1. about 1861
Lucinda Richison
b. about 1847, Indiana, to James and Hester Richison
d. 11 August 1905, Hennessey, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
dv/1. between 1875 and 1876

m/2. 18 January 1877, Cedar Grove, Franklin County, Indiana
Sarah Heap
d. 10 January 1929, Oklahoma

Children with Lucinda Richison:
• George (b. 1862)
• Hester A. (1864-1929) married William D. Shackelford
• James “Jim” (b. 1867) married Emma Crane
• Isaac “Ike” (b. 1870) married Rosa Copeland
• William “Bill” (b. 1872)
• Noah (b. 1875)

Children with Sarah Heap:
• Richard “Dee” (b. 1878) married Gertrude [–?–]

John and Lucinda lived in Mt. Spring, Baker Township, Martin County, Indiana, in the 1870 census. By the 1880 census, John, his second wife Sarah, their son Dee, and John’s son William were in Montague County, Texas, where John operated a saloon in Spanish Fort, Texas. John, Sarah, and Dee left Nocona, Texas after 1900 for Manitou, Oklahoma, where John operated a café. John and Lucinda’s sons, George, William, and Noah all stayed in Daviess County, Indiana, near Elnora, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK

James Inman

James “Jim” Inman
b. 8 December 1867, Martin County, Indiana, to John and Lucinda (Richison) Inman
d. about 1925, Los Angeles area of California

Emma Crane
b. February 1872, Texas

Children with Emma Crane:
• Lillian (b. 1893)
• Mary (b. 1896)
• Vent (b. 1898)
• Verda (b. 1900)
• Alvin (b. 1902)
• Lucille (b. 1906)
• Freda (b. 1908)
• Bessie Jim (b. 1910)
• Lorene (b. 1914)

While it is unknown when Jim left Indiana, he was in Texas by 1872. Between 1893 and 1896, he moved his wife and daughter to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma (Chickasaw Nation). They moved to Rush Springs, Grady County, Oklahoma, around 1909. In the 1920’s, most of the family, except Lillian and Mary who were married, moved near Los Angeles, Calfornia.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK

Robert Sherman Crane

Robert Sherman Crane
b. 14 May 1891, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana, to William Thomas and Mary C. (Walton) Crane, II
d. 14 March 1974, Ames, Story County, Iowa

m. 15 November 1915, Eagle Grove, Wright County, Iowa
Jennie Beukelman
b. 1 July 1894, Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa
d. 30 December 1970, Clarion, Wright County, Iowa

Children with Jennie Beukelman:

  • Mary Elizabeth (b. 1922)
  • Doris Marquerite (b. 1924)
  • Barbara Jean (b. 1927)
  • Robert Gerald (b. 1931)
  • Alice Lou (b. 1933)
  • Richard H. (b. 1934)

Robert left Loogootee, Indiana, in 1910.

Submitted by:
Alice Crane Haulik
Fort Dodge IA

William Wallace Cooper

William Wallace Cooper
b. 5 January 1854, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, to William W. and Angeline (McKibben) Cooper
d. 15 February 1939, Abilene, Alberta, Canada

m. 24 December 1874, Minier, Tazewell County, Illinois
Hannah “Hattie” Folk/Foulke
b. 26 February 1855, Ohio, to Samuel and Mary Ann (Landon) Folk/Foulke
d. 17 February 1936, Abilene, Alberta, Canada

Children with Hannah Folk/Foulke:

  • Mary Elizabeth (1876–1955) married Asa Adam Seibert
  • Rosie Maud (1877–1961) married Morris Seaver Crane
  • William Elmer (1879–1960) married Maggie Annie Wenonah Hart
  • Arthur Seth (1883–1886)
  • Earley Vernon (1886–1967) married Lilla Alva Garland
  • Lola Edith (1891–1981) married Godfrey Alister McCullough
  • Claude Wallace (1894–1978) married Jean Lillian Burgess

William moved to Gridley, McLean County, Illinois, about 1862. He farmed in Iowa, Missouri, and North Dakota before filing for a homestead in Alberta, Canada, in 1907.

Submitted by:
Dr. Jeanne R. Cooper
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada