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Cora Mae Davidson

Cora Mae Davidson
b. 12 May 1861, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, to James/John and Rebecca (Avery) Davidson
d. 27 December 1947, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

m. 8 April 1883, Hendricks County, Indiana
Silas Patterson
b. 15 April 1859, Hendricks County, Indiana, to John K. Y. and Arie Ann (Shockley) Patterson
d. 8 June 1917, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana

Children with Silas Patterson:
• Ralph (1884-1884)
• infant female (1885-1885)
• Bessie Rebecca (1887-aft. 1947) married Harry Franklin Reynolds
• Herman Clair (1880-1925) married Klora Mae Kirkendall
• Lula Verner (1890-1918) married Thomas Arthur Griggs
• Eva F. (1892-1978) married Wilbur Tedrow Kilbourne
• Wallace E. (1900-1982) married Cecelia [–?–]

The family farmed in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, until 1907, when they moved to Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, to work in the factories. In 1917, Cora’s husband died when he was cutting trees and fell to the sidewalk, hitting his head. Shortly after that, she and her four surviving children moved to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

John Hays

John Hays
b. 5 May 1829, Harrison County, Indiana, to James and Mariah (Faith) Hays
d. 4 March 1903, Washington County, Iowa

m. 19 December 1850, Harrison County, Indiana
Melissa F. Jacobs
b. 17 April 1831, Harrison County, Indiana, to John P. and Sarah (McMonigle) Jacobs
d. 14 March 1909, Washington County, Iowa

Children with Melissa F. Jacobs:
• Florence (1851-1851)
• Walter Quinton (1853-1934) married Lora Ellen Smith
• Emmett (1855-1948) married Amanda Jane Campbell
• Oliver Morton Parker (1856-1948) married Martha Rozella Bales
• Andrew (b. 1858)
• John Harrison (1861-1947) married Nora May Warren
• Daniel Nelson (b. 1863) married Elizabeth Devine
• William Henry (b. ca. 1865) married Clara Jane Kimmel
• Joseph Decker (1866-1955) married Cora Ann Shaw
• Mark (1868-bef. 1947) married Mary J. Birka
• Ida Mae (1870-1892) married Thomas Devine
• Sarah (1872-1963) married John Wilson Davidson
• Samuel Conklin (1873-1947) married Martha Ann Devine

John and Melissa also had twin girls who died at birth about 1860.

John served in the Home Guards in Harrison County, Indiana, who took part in the Battle of Corydon during the Civil War. In 1868, he migrated to Washington County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
David L. McMonigle
Edgwater FL
E-mail: davemcmo@voyager.net

Robert Henry Hall

Robert Henry Hall
b. 23 October 1862, near Butlerville, Jennings County, Indiana, to David and Margaret (Davidson) Hall
d. 25 February 1955, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

m. 10 September 1896, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana
Nellie Cooley
b. 26 August 1872, Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana
d. 9 September 1911, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana

Children with Nellie Cooley:
• Frances (b. abt. 1899)
• Frieda (b. 1901)
• Margaret E. (b. 1903)
• Allen R. (b. 1906)
• Howard H. (b. 1909)

Robert’s parents came to Indiana from Butler, Pennsylvania. Robert quit school after the fourth grade. He also lost an eye while chopping wood, but after marrying and having a family, he earned a degree in Civil Engineering.

Local citizens razzed him about leaving home at age 62 to build houses in Barrington, Illinois. He not only won contracts to build them, but his houses were featured in the Roto Gravure section of the Chicago Tribune.

After the banks failed in 1933, he made his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his daughter Margaret.

Submitted by:
Marynell D. Kirkwood
Moline IL

John Robbins

John Robbins
b. 29 May 1788 at Washington Co., PA, son of Daniel and Sarah Jane (Leedom) Robbins
d. 5 February 1852, IN
bur. Sand Hill Cemetery, Fulton Co., IN

m. 20 April 1809 at Adams Co., OH
Lydia Hannah, likely daughter of William and Martha (Moore) Hannah

Children with Lydia Hannah:

  • James Robbins (20 January 1810–?) m. Mandy Hatch
  • Sarah Robbins (3 October 1811–11 February 1869) m1. John Davidson; m2. Samuel McCoy
  • William Robbins (4 November 1813–?) m. Roxana J. Town
  • Elizabeth P. Robbins (15 May 1817–?) m. Francis G. W. Irvine
  • Mary Ann Robbins (2 August 1819–?) m. William Tyler Polke
  • John H. Robbins (8 November 1821–2 June 1891) m. Nancy E. Whaley
  • Nancy Robbins (25 June 1825–2 August 1848) m. Samuel McCoy
  • Thomas J. Robbins (18 October 1827–7 February 1900) m. Elizabeth Cole
  • Harriet Robbins (25 August 1830–10 January 1880) m. George W. Surgery

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL

Sarah Robbins

Sarah Robbins
b. 3 October 1811 at Adams Co., OH, daughter of John and Lydia (Hannah) Robbins
d. 11 February 1869 at Cass Co., IN
bur. Spring Creek Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

Sarah Robbins gravestone

Sarah Robbins gravestone

John Davidson
b. 6 August 1829
d. 12 April 1845

Samuel M. McCoy as his second wife
b. abt. 1826 in OH
d. 16 March 1901 at Hoover, Cass Co., IN
bur. Spring Creek Cemetery, Cass Co., IN, in unmarked grave next to Sarah

Children with John Davidson:

  • Clarissa Davidson (?–26 November 1886)
  • Elizabeth A. Davidson
  • Allen Bruce Davidson (29 September 1839–3 October 1910) m. Mary Eliza Hensley
  • Lydia Helen Davidson (1842–2 February 1895) m. John Bunyan Winters

Children with Samuel McCoy:

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
33 Black Hickory Way
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

John C. Ardery

b. 27 December 1822, Decatur County, Indiana, to James Ardery (1793-1853)
d. 30 June 1901, Odin, Marion County, Illinois

m/1. 26 December 1844, Decatur County, Indiana
Sarah Jane Donnell
b. 30 April 1823, to James and Elizabeth (Fisher)
d. 13 July 1864

m/2. 28 November 1867
Eliza Bennett
b. 26 May 1842, Warren County, New York
d. 26 September 1920, Salem, Marion County, Illinois

Children with Sarah Jane Donnell:

  • William L. (1846-1907) married Ann Phelps
  • Elizabeth Jane (1848-1916) married Gilbert B. Martin
  • Emma

Children with Eliza Bennett:

  • Junella (1874-1956) married Samuel Elisha Davidson (1863-1928)

The family lived in Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, before emigrating after 1864

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN