Tag Archives: Dewell

Austin Joseph Silsby

Austin Joseph “Asa” Silsby
b. 1832, New York, to [–?–] and Harriet Silsby
d. February 1897, Clarence, Cedar County, Iowa

m. 22 June 1853, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Dewell
b. 11 April 1834, Wayne County, Ohio, to Solomon and Carolyn (Miller) Dewell
d. 3 August 1916, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Children with Sarah Ann Dewell:
• Harriet (b. 1856) married Milton Fisher
• Richard W. (b. 1857) married Orpha Woolery
• Silas (b. 1860)
• Mary (b. 1863) married George W. Whetstone
• Michael Abraham (b. 1866) married Daisy Graham
• Melissa Jane (b. 1868) married Enoch Scott Cochran
• Alice married Noah A. Pontious

There may have been three more children. Asa came to Indiana before 1850 and lived in St.
Joseph and Kosciusko counties before moving to Cedar County, Iowa, in the 1860’s. He was a private with Company F of the Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Submitted by:
Cynthia Cockran Jones
Marietta GA

Solomon Dowell

Solomon Dowell/Dewell
b. 13 April 1789, Frederick County, Maryland, to Benjamin and Barbara (Springer) Dowell/Dewell
d. 6 October 1864, Cedar County, Iowa

m/1. 1 June 1815, Harrison County, Ohio
Patience Potts
b. 17 June 1797, Pennsylvania
d. 30 July 1828

m/2. 15 April 1829, Wayne County, Ohio
Carolyn Elizabeth Miller
b. Flanders(?)
d. April 1841, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana

m/3. 1844, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Sarah M. (Moon/Hoon) McCombs

Children with Patience Potts:
• James P. (1816-1835)
• Samuel (1819-1839)
• Benjamin (1823-1903)
• Charlotte (1823/4-1916)
• Joshua (b. 1826)
• Elizabeth (b. 1828)

Children with Carolyn Elizabeth Miller:
• Nathaniel Miller (1830-1890)
• Eliza Jane (b. 1832)
• Sarah Ann (1834-1916)
• Charles (1836-1864)
• John (1838-1921)
• Mary Jane (1841-1841) (twin)
• Catherine (1841-1841) (twin)

Solomon and his second wife, Elizabeth, moved to Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana, in 1839, locating two miles south of Mentone. Solomon was a prosperous farmer. In 1848 he registered his stock mark as follows: a swallow fork in the left ear and under bit in the same, a crop and under bit in the right ear.

Three years after Elizabeth’s death in 1841, Solomon married Sarah McCombs and after the tax assessment of 1864, they moved on to Cedar County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Cynthia Cockran Jones
Marietta GA