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Vincent Scott McClure

Vincent Scott McClure
b. 30 October 1815, Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana, to Samuel and Jane (Curry) McClure
d. 18 May 1893, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m/1. 1834, Knox County, Indiana
Sarah “Sally” Bruce
b. Bruceville, Knox County, Indiana, to Major William and Sarah (Polk) Bruce
d. 1858, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m/2. Oregon
Sarah Tandy Benson

Children with Sarah Bruce:
• Hester “Hettie” (1835-1901) married Isaac William Bond
• Jane married William F. Lyon
• William Henry Harrison

The family emigrated on 20 March 1853. They traveled seven months by ox and wagon with several family members to Oregon. They were part of “The Lost Wagon Train of 1853” which got lost between Fort Hall and the Cascade Mountains. They finally arrived in the Willamette Valley in late October. He was instrumental in the formation of the First Christian Church in Eugene in 1866 and served as the first deacon. He was elected to the state legislature in 1862, serving one term.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

Granville Love

Granville Love
b. 7 April 1815, Kentucky
d. 26 September 1871, Jackson County, Missouri

Jane Granger
b. 1823, England
d. before 1881

Children with Jane Granger:
• Thomas Jefferson (1847-1925) married Theodosia Curry
• Charlie (1854-1881)
• George W.
• John
• Martin
• Newton (1862-1946) married Alice Latimer

Granville lived in Miller, Dearborn County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1860 to Jackson County, Missouri. He was killed in a gunfight at Pink Hill Church in Jackson County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Thomas Love
Pinellas Park FL

Lawrence Morton McCammon

Lawrence Morton McCammon
b. 17 June 1878 Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana to Charles Riley McCammon and Nancy Caroline Vaughn
d. 15 April 1938 Sanders, Monroe Co., Indiana
bur. Lucas Cemetery, Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana

Lawrence Morton McCammon

Lawrence Morton McCammon

m/1. 18 August 1898 Monroe Co., Indiana
Mary Ellen Deckard
b. 20 Jan 1878 Polk Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana to King Anthony “Mon” Deckard and Nancy C. Clendenin
d. 19 July 1962 Sanders, Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
bur. Lucas Cemetery, Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana

m/2. 1931 Monroe Co., Indiana
Emma Garner
Divorced 27 Dec 1932


  • Charles Clinton McCammon (1899-1967) m. Hulda Curry
  • Clara Jane McCammon (1901-2001) m. Warren Wisley
  • Maggie Pearl McCammon (1903-1920)
  • Clarence Edward McCammon (1910-1989) m. Lucille Smith
  • Harley Gilbert McCammon (1913-1975) m. Irene Sowders
  • Earl Millard McCammon (1915-1979) m. Lois Jean Jones
  • James Hoyd McCammon (1918-1990) m. Ivonne Hays
  • (also, two stillborn infants; one in 1907, the other in 1921)

Though he was born in Lawrence County, Lawrence spent most of his life in Monroe County, where he was employed in the limestone industry. An injury to his leg caused his retirement and, according to his obituary in the Bloomington Daily Telephone, brought complications leading to his death in 1938.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccammon@comcast.net

Damon Wilsey Pugh

Damon Wilsey Pugh
b. 15 May 1913, Shelburn, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Robert Webb and Flossie Mamie (Smith) Pugh
d. 4 September 2002, Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee

m/1. 11 August 1934, Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana
Doris Esther Harris
b. 26 July 1914, Prairie Creek, Vigo County, Indiana, to Elza Wales Jennings and Bertha Florence (Clouse) Harris
d. 23 June 2001, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2. 1961
Doris Jean Fanning
b. 24 Mar 1931
d. 26 October 2002

Children with Doris Esther Harris:

  • Shirley Arlene (b. 1936) married Thomas David Thomson
  • Kenneth Duane (b. 1937) married Janice Southwood
  • Glenn Harold (b. 1941) married Carol Ann Curry

Children with Doris Jean Fanning:

  • Susan Jean (1951-2006) married (1) Thomas C. Kilpatrick, (2) Malcolm Sidney Wright, Jr.

Damon Pugh’s ancestors, Evan and Sarah (Cloud) Pugh migrated to Madison County, Indiana in 1826 from Licking County, Ohio. The family remained in central Indiana in the area of Madison and Delaware counties until early in the 1880’s when the Damon’s grandfather, Joseph I. Pugh, moved, following the death of his first wife, to Sullivan County, Indiana. In 1885, Joseph married Clara Delia Dudley in Sullivan County and became parents of ten children. Today their descendants continue to live in Indiana’s Sullivan and Vigo counties.

In 1960, Damon and Doris Harris divorced. It was then that he left Indiana. He lived for a time in Mississippi and married a second time to Doris Jean Fanning Thrash. Later they made their home in Hohenwald, Tennessee, where they lived and worked for thirty-five years. They died there in 2002.

Damon produced a memoir in 1994 entitled, “My First Eighty Years: Memories of a Man of Sullivan County, Indiana.” It includes stories from his early years on a farm in Sullivan County. As an adult, he mastered a variety of occupations, acquiring a handful of patents in the process. The first two were created for coal processing when he ran the above-ground operations at Jonay Coal Mine near Sullivan, Indiana. He spent the last forty years of his life in sales of heavy equipment used in farming, lumbering, and building operations.
Submitted by:
Shirley Pugh Thomson
Walnut Creek CA
E-mail: thomsonsa@astound.net