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James D Nicholson

James D Nicholson
b. 21 May 1837 at Parish of Bower, Caithnesshire, Scotland to John Nicholson and Catherine Bain
d. 19 Oct 1908 OK
bur. Seceder Cemetery (also called Portland Mills), Parke Co., IN

James Nicholson gravestone

James Nicholson gravestone

m. 25 Dec 1866 Buffalo, MO ?
Susanna Rexrode 
b. 13 Apr 1868 in Virginia to Henry Edmund Rexrode and Maria/Mary Burkholder
d. 16 Dec 1887 at Parke Co., IN
bur. Seceder Cemetery, Parke Co., IN

Children with Susanna Rexrode:

  • Mary (Molly) Belle Nicholson (13 Apr 1868-) m. George T. Johnson 7 Apr 1892
  • Charles T. Nicholson (19 Feb 1870-) m1. Nora Ratcliff m2. Bessie Minaul 16 Feb 1903
  • Ora Alice Nicholson (22 Mar 1874-5 Oct 1875)
  • William M. Nicholson (17 Jun 1876-) m. Bessie Riner 24 Nov 1897
  • John H. Nicholson (23 Aug 1878- ) m1. Cecil Mount 17 Jun 1903 m2. Artie B. Day 14 Oct 1912
  • Carmie Ethel Nicholson (27 Jun 1881-1 Mar 1961) m. William Clarence Wysong 16 Aug 1902
  • Katy Pearl Nicholson (27 Jan 1884-) m. Olan Lecker Williams Jun 1912

James D. Nicholson emigrated from Scotland in 1840. He arrived in Indiana in about 1842. With the exception of two periods in his life – between 1866 and 1882 and between 1907 until his death in 1908 – he spent all of his life in Parke County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Roberta Wysong
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: rlwysong@aol.com

Caroline Ermina Taylor

Caroline Ermina Taylor
b. 16 July 1854, Indiana, to William H. and Eunice (Day) Taylor
d. 12 August 1914, Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan

m. about 1880
Edwin L. Dunham
b. 12 September 1852, Penfield, Monroe County, New York, to Lorenzo A. and Ruth (Miller) Dunham
d. 29 January 1890, Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan

Children with Edwin I. Dunham:

  • Jesse Edith (1879-1961) married Frank Hall
  • Julia Grace (1880-1902) married J. Alton Wentworth
  • Bernice Adell (1882-1910) married Charles Edwin Arnold
  • Mark T. (b. 1883)
  • Blanche O. (b. 1885) married Robert Howard Watson

Caroline emigrated from Indiana about 1860 to Butler Township, Branch County, Michigan.

Edwin I. Dunham, a mechanic, was the first in his city to succumb to “La Grippe,” which developed into pneumonia. Dying at 37 years old, he left his wife with five young children, the oldest of whom was nine years old.

Submitted by:
Marilyn Lane
Mountain View CA

Caleb Wesley Smith

Caleb Wesley Smith
b. 6 April 1824, Charlottesville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Samuel and Parthena Ide (Rowland) Smith
d. 31 March 1902, Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas

m. 21 June 1849, Worth Township, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Jane Orr
b. 18 March 1833, Hancock County, Indiana, to Jacob and Elizabeth Jane (Scott) Orr
d. 31 July 1905, Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas

Children with Mary Jane Orr:

  • Amanda Francis (1852-1931) married Horace Alonzo Keesler
  • Catherine Parthena (1854-1935) married Daniel M. Haines
  • John Sanford (1856-1936) married Ida Jane Day
  • Margaret Jane (1859-1932) married Milton Miles Brokaw
  • Alice Eleanor (1861-1900) married Horace Long
  • William Morton (b. 1863) married Josephine [–?–]
  • Rosa Louella (1868-1942) married Cornelius Davey
  • Walter William Wiggins (b. 1879)

Caleb moved to Jasper County, Iowa, between 1860 and 1870. As early as 1875 the family emigrated from Iowa to Mitchell County, Kansas, along with Caleb Wesley’s uncle, Leander Smith.

Walter William Wiggins was adopted by Caleb and Mary Jane.

Submitted by:
Corlyn Holbrook Adams
Ft. Worth TX