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George Christopher Chamberlain

George Christopher Chamberlain
birth: 12 May 1816 in New York
death: 6 Nov 1899, Pike, Co., IN
burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, near Monroe City, Knox, IN

1st marriage: 13 Feb 1839, Knox Co., IN
Ophelia Cressa Stipe
birth: 1818, in Indiana to George Stipes and Mary Alton
death: 5 Jan 1862, in Palmyra Twp, Knox Co., IN
burial: Alton Cemetery, Palmyra Twp, Knox Co., IN

2nd marriage: about 1863
Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard
birth: 1833 to David B. Myers and Lucinda Downey
death: 1899
burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, near Monroe City, Knox, IN

Children of George Christopher Chamberlain and Ophelia Cressa Cripe:

  • Christopher Columbus Chamberlain, b. 1837, d. 1855
  • William J. Chamberlain, b. 1840, d, 1906, m. Charlotte Doane
  • George Joel Chamberlain, b. 1846, d. 1888, m. Sarah Ellen Harrell
  • Orisa Bossin Chamberlain, b. 1848, d. 1851
  • Cordelia Chamberlain, b. 1852, d. 1885
  • Anne E. Chamberlain, b. 1858, d. 1884, m. John W. Miles

Children of George Christopher Chamberlain and Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard:

  • Margaret Lucinda Chamberlain, b. 1864, d. 1938, m. William Clark Welton
  • George C. Chamberlain, b. 1866, d. 1908
  • Rosalie Chamberlain, b. 1870, d. 1889
  • Mary Summit, b. 1861, d. 1891, not a biological child of, but was raised by, George and Lucretia

George Christopher Chamberlain Lived In:

  • New York
  • Palmyra Township, Knox County, Indiana
  • Harrison Township, Knox County, Indiana
  • near Alford, Pike County, Indiana

Other Information:

As a young man, George Christopher Chamberlain, came to Knox Co., IN from New York, possibley Buffalo or Rochester. He started farming in Palmyra Township and later, perhaps after the death of Ophelia, bought a large farm in Harrison Twp.
After his marriage to Mrs. Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard, George Christopher Chamberlain bought a farm near Alford in Pike Co., IN.
His obituary stated he was well known in both Knox and Pike counties.
The family was mostly Republican in their political views. Many family members belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Two of George Chamberlain’s sons served the Union in the Civil War; William in Company E, 44th Indiana Infantry and Joel in Company I, 31st Indiana Infantry.

Submitted by:
Dee Schlesser
Email: mama.dee@twc.com

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Alva Alaska McConnell

Alva Alaska McConnell
b. 26 October 1872, Monroe County, Indiana to Fletcher and Lucinda (Downey) McConnell
d. 26 October 1959, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana
bur. Walkers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

Alva Alaska McConnell

Alva Alaska McConnell

m/1. 26 June 1893, Lawrence County, Indiana
Edith E. Johnston
b. 14 June 1875, Monroe Countu, Indiana to Robert and Sarah A. (Bennett) Johnston
d. 16 August 1913, Monroe County, Indiana
bur. Walkers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

m/2.
Lurie Stipp

Children with Edith E. Johnston:

  • Eva (18941981) married James Daniel Boruff
  • Virgil E. (1897-1993) married Ruth M. Graves
  • Oliva (1902-1994) married Russell Loesch
  • Effie (1904-1998)
  • Christa L. (1911–1911)
  • Leola Ona (1912-1998) married Lester Moore

Children with Lurie Stipp:

  • Lou Ellen (b. 1919) married Mathew Kasten

Alva was born and raised in Indian Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana. In 1893, he and his first wife, Edith E. Johnston, rode his horse to Bedford, Indiana to get married. He and Edith began their life together in Indian Creek Township. Years later, after Edith had died and he had remarried to Lurie Stipp, he purchased a farm in Pleasant Run Township in Lawrence County, Indiana. That farm was eventually sold and Alva moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he died in 1959.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccommon@comcast.net

Moses Millard Ward

Moses Millard Ward
b. 30 November 1817, Monroe County, Ohio, to Timothy and Rebecca (Matheney) Ward
d. 4 August 1893, Lakin Township, Barton County, Kansas

m. 18 August 1838, Monroe County, Ohio
Matilda Moore
b. 31 December 1819, Ohio, to Solomon and Mary Sarah (Truex) Moore
d. 25 November 1874, Van Buren, Brown County, Indiana

Children with Matilda Moore:

  • Mahlon (1839-1915) married Rebecca Downey
  • Henry Johnson (1841-1933) married (1) Susan W. Sowders, (2) Margaret Adaline Butler
  • Benjamin F. (1843-1901)
  • Mary J. (b. 1846)
  • Timothy (1849-1923) married Amanda M. Gatten
  • Rebecca A. (b. 1851)
  • Emaline (1855-1926) married (1) John Gatten, (2) George Webster King, (3) Phillip A. Moore, (4) Daniel Keller, (5) Harold R. Brown
  • Evaline (1855-1890) married Christopher Cook
  • Albert (b. 1859)

Moses immigrated to Indiana from Belmont County, Ohio, in 1847. They emigrated from Brown County, Indiana, to Barton County, Kansas, in 1878.

Emaline and Evaline were twins. Mahlon, Henry Johnson “John”, Timothy, and Emaline are all buried in Barton County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Donna R. Kuhlman
Columbus IN