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Robert White Wilson

Robert White Wilson
b. 17 December 1813, Sussex County, Delaware, to Jesse and Lovy (Waller) Wilson
d. 9 June 1890, Mariposa Township, Jasper County, Iowa

m. 10 November 1835, Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
Johanna DeMar
b. 27 October 1819, Kentucky, to Francis G. and Nancy (Haldren) DeMar
d. 6 April 1890, Mariposa Township, Jasper County, Iowa

Children with Johanna DeMar:
• Ann Jane (1836-1843)
• Rebecca Frances (1838-1920)
• Charlotte Regina (1840-1921)
• Sarah Irene (1843-1907)
• Mary Fletcher (1845-1846)
• William DeMar (1847-1884)
• Robert Fleetwood (1849-1932)
• David Rice (1852-1949)
• Fletcher Nesbitt (1854-1944)
• Eliza Laura Jane (1857-1882)

Robert moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1814, then to Fayette County, Kentucky, before coming to Clark County, Indiana, in 1821. He lived in Clark and Scott counties in Indiana before moving to Phillips County, Arkansas, in 1837. In 1842, he returned to Scott and Clark counties in Indiana, before going by covered wagon to Jasper County, Iowa, in 1854. He was a farmer, a Methodist, and a Republican.

Submitted by:
Donald M. Wilson
W. Des Moines IA
E-mail: dwilson986@msn.com

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Zebulon Collins Smith

Zebulon Collins Smith
b. 20 October 1806, Kentucky
d. 26 November 1878, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa

m/1. 2 June 1831, Monroe County, Indiana
Martha “Patsey” Finley

m/2. 6 June 1836, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Ann “Polly” Moore
b. 22 October 1818, Lincoln County, Kentucky, to William and Ann (Inyart) Moore
d. 15 January 1914, Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa

Children with Martha Finley:
• Martha Jane (b. 1833) married Joseph Jefferson Maxwell

Children with Mary Ann Moore:
• John Moore (1839-1922) married Anna Maria Ralph
• Cynthia Ann (1841-1940) married Aaron Kennedy Ralph
• Mary McClelan (1843-1931) married Freeland Edwards
• William Henry (1846-1919) married Mary Elizabeth Miner
• Jacob Zebulon “Jake” (1850-1930) married Lydia Anne DeMar
• Reuben Jasper (1853-1925) married Mattie Matison
• Theodoria Ellen (b. 1856) married Frank Archer

It is unknown when Zebulon immigrated to Indiana; however he lived in Monroe County and, after his second marriage, in Orleans, Orange County, before emigrating in 1855 to Clark County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore
b. 22 October 1818, Lincoln County, Kentucky, to William and Ann (Inyart) Moore
d. 15 January 1914, Osceola, Clark County, Iowa

m. 6 June 1836, Monroe County, Indiana
Zebulon Collins Smith
b. 20 October 1806, Kentucky
d. 26 November 1878, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa

Children with Zebulon Collins Smith:
• John Moore (1839-1922) married Anna Maria Ralph
• Cynthia Ann (1841-1940) married Aaron Kennedy Ralph
• Mary McClelan (1843-1931) married Freeland Edwards
• William Henry (1846-1919) married Mary Elizabeth Miner
• Jacob Zebulon “Jake” (1850-1930) married Lydia Anne DeMar
• Reuben Jasper (1853-1925) married Mattie Matison
• Theodoria Ellen (b. 1856) married Frank Archer

In 1819, Mary Ann immigrated to Indiana from Lincoln County, Kentucky. She lived in Monroe County, where she married the widower Zebulon Smith. They moved to Orange County near where her parents lived in Washington County before immigrating to Clark County, Iowa, around 1855.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

John Sparks

John Sparks
b. about 1814, Estill County, Kentucky, to George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks
d. 1870’s

m. 14 November 1837, Johnson County, Indiana
Delila Ann Demar
b. about 1819
d. about 1855, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Delila Ann Demar:

  • Nancy Jane
  • Talton Emery
  • Daniel
  • James
  • Martha Ann
  • Fanny
  • George

John immigrated to Indiana in 1826 from Kentucky and resided in Brown and Johnson counties in Indiana. He left Indiana in 1846 for Putnam County, Missouri. John Sparks is said to have died along the Oregon Trail.

Submitted by:
Michael R. Darnel
Granger IN