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Homer Egbert Hyden

Homer Egbert Hyden
birth: 12 Oct 1879, Owen Co., IN, to James E. and Nancy J. (Alverson) Hyden
death: 1 Nov 1910, Washington Twp, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 31 Dec 1907, Owen Co., IN
Harriet “Hattie” May Crow/Crowe
birth: 15 may 1882, Owen Co., In to Jefferson and Amanda O. (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 25 Aug 1969, Greene Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Homer Egbert Hyden and Harriet “Hattie” May Crow/Crowe:

  • No known children born to Homer and Hattie

Homer Egbert Hyden lived in:

After living most of their lives in Owen County, the couple moved sometime between 1940 – 1948 to Ellettsville, Monroe County. After Homer died and sometime between 1953 – 1969, Hattie moved to Greene County.

Other Information:

The contributor is not related to this Indiana ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Jefferson Crowe

Jefferson Crowe
birth: 27 Jul 1836 near Salem, Washington Co., IN to Ira and Martha (Wilson) Crowe
death: 23 Jul 1910, Owen Co., IN
burial: Cuba Methodist Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 11 Dec 1854, Washington Co., IN
Amanda O. Motsinger
birth: 8 Nov 1838 in Washinton Co., IN to David and Lydia (Moore) Motsinger
death: 1 Apr 1923, Owen Co., IN
burial: Cuba Methodist Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Jefferson Crowe and Amanda O. Motsinger:

  • Josephine Crow, died in infancy
  • Morris M. Crow, b. 29 Oct 1857, d. 4 Nov 1947, m. Lulie E. Montgomery
  • Charles E. Crow, b. c1860
  • Walter M. Crow, b. 11 Mar 1862, d. 24 Apr 1930, m. (1) Gertrude Haynes, (2) Martha A. Thorn
  • William Jefferson Crow, b. 27 Aug 1863
  • Minnie P. Crow, b. 22 Mar 1870, d. 8 May 1890, m. Oscar Kayler
  • Benjamin Preston Crow, b. 6 Aug 1872, d. 9 Jun 1941, m. Henrietta A. Carter
  • Henry/Harry Crow, b. 12 Feb 1875, d. 12 Oct 1938, m. Elvira Meek
  • Cora/Christine A. Crow, b. 18 Jun 1879, d. 13 Oct 1961, m. (1) Reid Hight, (2) Charles P. Surber, (3) [–?–] Hendricks
  • Maude Crow, b. 25 Feb 1880, d. 10 Dec 1962, m. John Hill
  • Hattie May Crow, b. 15 May 1882, d. 25 Aug 1969, m. Homer E. Hyden

Jefferson Crowe lived In:

Born and raised in Washington County, Indiana, he came to Owen County between 1870 and 1880. He remained in Owen County until his death.

Other Information:

This Indiana ancestor is not related to contributor.

The family name appears as Crowe and Crow in records.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

William Tennis

William Tennis
b. 30 September 1832, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, to Samuel S. and Jane (Crow) Tennis
d. 14 March 1914, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

m. 5 September 1878, Forest City, Iowa
Laura C. Westbury
b. 6 July 1860, Forest City, Iowa
d. 15 May 1937, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

Children with Laura C. Westbury:

  • Lloyd A.
  • Lillie E.
  • Jennie
  • Sam
  • Bertha
  • Mabel
  • Everett
  • Nora
  • Angie

William was the first settler in Norway Township, Winnebago County, Iowa, in 1856. He spent four years, 1860-1864, in Colorado with two partners mining for silver and gold. They were isolated from the world and lived off the land. Arriving in Denver, Colorado, still a tent city, to record and claim their mine in 1864, they discovered that there had been a Civil War but that it was now just over.

William lost the Humboldt silver mine, the largest silver mine in Colorado, when papers were destroyed in a house fire in Forest City, Iowa, in 1892. He and his family then migrated to Kingfisher, Oklahoma, where he again homesteaded during the Oklahoma Land Rush. He never had the chance to return to Denver, Colorado, to renew the burned papers showing his one-third ownership in the Humboldt mine due to his large family of seven children by 1893.

Laura (Westbury) Tennis was a fourth cousin to Gene Stratton, the original “Tom Thumb”. She was the midwife for at least six of her grandchildren. After William’s death in 1914, she made her home with one of her sons.

Submitted by:
Glen R. Tennis
San Angelo TX

Samuel S Tennis

Samuel S Tennis
b. 14 January 1790, Pennsylvania
d. 15 September 1888, Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa

m. 25 March 1831, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Jane Crow
b. 17 April 1806, Pennsylvania
d. 24 April 1886, Norway Township, Winnebago County, Iowa

Children with Jane Crow:

  • Philip
  • Eliza married B. F. Wellman
  • William (1832-1914) married Laura C. Westbury
  • Joseph Tennis (1837-1909) married Carrie Belle Johnson
  • Mary married J. J. Kewley
  • Harriet Catharine “Kate” (1841-1942) married George Washington Strong
  • Lora married H. S. Botsford
  • Samuel W. (d. 1864)
  • Elsa Ann (1850-1908) married Egbert D. Skinner
  • Margaret

Samuel resided at Eel River Township, Allen County, Indiana, and Union Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. In 1859 he emigrated from Indiana to Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa, and in 1861 he moved to Norway Township, Winnebago County.

According to family tradition, Samuel had a previous marriage to a woman who was the mother of Philip.

Samuel was elected county judge in Winnebago County, Iowa, in 1863 and re-elected in 1865 and 1867. When that position was abolished in 1867, he became the county auditor for one year.

Samuel’s son, Samuel W., died on 9 June 1864, while serving during the Civil War. He was marching with Company B of the Iowa Volunteers en route to Memphis, Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Kay Shoenwalk Shariff
Casper WY

Francis M Wade Lemming

Francis M Wade Lemming
b. 27 March 1861, Medina Township, Warren County, Indiana, to Ephraim and Ann (Henry) Lemmings
d. 26 July 1937, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 27 June 1894, Warren County, Indiana
Mary Jane Crow
b. 1870, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana

m/2. after 1922, Los Angeles, California
Loretta [–?–]

Children with Mary Jane Crow:

  • Cora Inez (1895-1975) married Frank R. Martin
  • Fred Earl (1897-1947) married (1) Eva [–?–], (2) Edith V. “Nettie” Smith

Francis Lemming resided in both Medina and Jordan townships of Warren County, and in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wade Lemming left Indiana for the West in the 1880’s. In 1890 he resided in Newcastle, Wyoming Territory, and later the same year, near Cotopaxi, Colorado. He and his wife settled in Salida, Colorado, where their two children were born.

In the late 1890’s Wade was living in Denver, Colorado, where he was employed as chief lineman for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. But by 1905 he had returned to Indiana and was farming in Jordan Township, Warren County, where he remained until June 1918.

He left Indiana for the last time in 1918 and spent the last nineteen years of his life employed by the Christian Science organization in the Los Angeles, California, area. Mary Jane remained in Indiana and filed for divorce in 1922 on grounds of desertion. He died in Pasadena, California, and is buried in San Gabriel.

Submitted by:
Donald H. Ebbler
Glendora CA