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Robert Merrifield Brenton

ROBERT MERRIFIELD BRENTON
b. 9 August 1855, Bainbridge Township, Dubois County, Indiana, to John Borders and Ruth Miller (Heady) Brenton
d. 26 October 1935, Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma

m. 25 October 1877, Ireland, Dubois County, Indiana
Sarah Belle Dillin
b. 25 March 1859, Bainbridge Township, Dubois County, Indiana, to Samuel and Jane (McMahan) Dillin
d. 19 May 1931, Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma

Children with Sarah Belle Dillin:

  • Rupert Asa (1878-1962) married Frances T. Carnahan
  • Ruel Obed (1880-1968) married Catherine Emerson
  • Berthel (1882-1883)
  • Sylvan Bryan (1883-1939) married (1) Hannah Marguerite Carnahan, (2) Becky Wooten
  • Altha Belle (1887-1961) married LeGrande Lee Wright
  • Alma Jane (1889-1974) married Frank Goumaz
  • Robert Edgar (1891-1966) married Edna Marie Johnson
  • Ruby Ruth (1893-1941) married Emmet Alvin Jones

Both Robert and his wife, Sarah, were born and raised in the Scotch-Irish community near Ireland, Dubois County, Indiana.

Robert was a carpenter and moved his family west as the railroads opened the west with opportunities for those with building skills. By September 1878, they were in Walton, Kansas, and by March 1891 had moved on to Pueblo, Colorado.

In 1893 they moved back to the Kansas-Oklahoma area where Robert took part in making the Cherokee Strip Run. He homesteaded 11 miles northwest of Enid, Oklahoma, about four miles west and one mile south of Kremlin.

Submitted by:
Radine Brenton Weedon
Stow OH

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John Borders Brenton

JOHN BORDERS BRENTON
b. 30 March 1832, Pike County, Indiana, to Robert and Catherine (Borders) Brenton
d. 3 December 1899, Kremlin, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory

m. 5 October 1854, Centerville, Spencer County, Indiana
Ruth Miller Heady
b. 14 September 1833, Grass Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to Esquire and Susanna “Sucky” E. (Cotton) Heady
d. 13 January 1907, Kremlin, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory

Children with Ruth Miller Heady:

  • Robert Merrifield (1855-1935) married Sarah Belle Dillin
  • Christopher Julius (1857-1891) married Jessie C. Linnens
  • John Samuel (1858-aft. 1900)
  • Franklin A. (1860-1926) married Laura Evelyn Springston
  • Effa (1866-1884)
  • Clara Flora (1868-1909) married Floyd Dillon
  • Blanche (1872-1904) married Kile R. Ochiltree

John was a carpenter and moved west as the railroads opened the west. He served in the Civil War in Company E, 58th Regiment, Indiana from October 1861 to July 1865.

He lived in Pike County and in Bainbridge and Harbison townships in Dubois County while in Indiana. He left about 1878 from Harbison Township to Harvey County, Kansas, then moved on to Pueblo, Colorado about 1891.

Submitted by:
Radine Brenton Weedon
Stow OH