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Rev. Isaac Wilcox

Rev. Isaac Wilcox
b. 25 November 1809, Barren County, Kentucky
d. 29 January 1886, Crescent Hill, Bates County, Missouri

m. 16 December 1828, Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Duncan
b. 11 June 1811, Bath County, Kentucky
d. 29 August 1901, Everett, Cass County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ann Duncan:
• James Harvey (b. 1829)
• Lueretia (b. 1831)
• Wm. Handy (b. 1832)
• Mary Ann (b. 1834)
• Sarah (b. 1837)
• Samuel A. (b. 1838)
• Nancy Jane (b. 1840)
• Richard M. (b. 1842)
• Jerusha H. (b. 1843)
• Isaac (b. 1846)
• Margaret (b. 1849)
• Josephine Elma (b. 1851)
• Susan (b. 1853)
• Elizina (b. 1856)

Isaac was pastor of the Stilesville Baptist Church in Hendricks County, Indiana, for many years. The church is still in use today.

Rev. Wilcox left Indiana in 1867 for Crescent Hill, Bates County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Wanda Wilcox McKay
Temecula CA

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George Edgar Goldthwaite

George Edgar Goldthwaite
b. 18 October 1889, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, to Edgar Louis (1850-1918) and Candace Leah (1860-1930) (Zombro) Goldthwaite
d. 10 January 1960, Mahwah, New Jersey

m. 30 May 1925
Emily Jack Duncan
b. 23 September 1889, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to James Staples (1854-1900) and Rosalie Emily (1856-1930) (Jack) Duncan
d. 16 June 1994, Jackson Heights, Queensboro County, Long Island, New York

Children with Emily Jack Duncan:
• Duncan (b. 1927) married Margaret Turner Temple

George was an electrical engineer who was an expert on rates, services and capitalization of public utilities in New York. He was a musician who played viola in a string quartet. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for service as a flight commander in France in World War I. The family lived in Jackson Heights, Queensboro County, Long Island, New York. He was preparing to hike in the Ramapo Mountains when he died on a train. Emily was a teacher and a YMCA director. The family left from Marion, Grant County, Indiana, about 1915.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: harcourt@comcast.net

Neil Gilman Duncan

Neil Gilman Duncan
b. 10 October 1853, Fortville, Hancock County, Indiana, to Hiram Wright and Martha Jane (Reddick) Duncan
d. 3 January 1919, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 14 March 1880, Madison, Yolo County, California
Mabel Ann Stephens
b. 6 December 1860, Coal Bank, Cooper County, Missouri, to James Madison and Mary Jane (Rodgers) Stephens
d. 26 May 1942, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Mabel Ann Stephens:
• Laura May (1881-1962) married Charles Clarence Hansen
• Charles Ross (1882-1961)
• Robert Neil (1895-1920) married Viola Minnie Hanger

Neil was a miller in northern California. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. One source refers to Neil’s wife as Elizabeth Ann Maybelle.

Submitted by:
Donald L. West, Sr.
Price UT
E-mail: dlwest@emerytelcom.net

Hiram Wright Duncan

DUNCAN, HIRAM WRIGHT
b. 21 May 1847, Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana, to Hiram Wright (1809-1889) and Martha Jane (Reddick) Duncan
d. 6 June 1913, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 10 March 1884
Maggie Foster

m/2.
Sarah Edwards

m/3.
Margaret M. [–?–]

Hiram is reported to have had two children with Sarah Edwards.

Hiram graduated from Indiana Medical College, Indianapolis, in 1875 as an “allopath,” which is probably a general practitioner. His profession has also been listed as a “butcher.”

Submitted by:
Donald L. West, Sr.
Price UT
E-mail: dlwest@emerytelcom.net

Harriet Ann Duncan

Harriet Ann Duncan
b. 1 March 1838, Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana
d. 8 February 1922, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m. 18 September 1861, Douglas County, Kansas
Benjamin Glenn

Children with Benjamin Glenn:
• William
• John
• [–?–] married Thomas Warren
• Ellen married [–?–] Cates
• [–?–] married Frank Gregory
• [–?–] married R. B. Keplinger
• Sherman Duncan
• Benjamin
• Alec
• David

Harriet Ann emigrated about 1850 from Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

John Wells

John Wells
b. 4 March 1821, Gill Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Priscilla (Ridgway) Wells
d. 14 August 1903, Sullivan County, Missouri

m/1. about 1845, Sullivan County, Indiana
Rebecca Landers
b. to James Landers
d. between 1846 and 1852

m/2. 2 August 1853, Wayne County, Iowa
Mariah Elizabeth Cook
b. 21 July 1835, to Alfred and Rebecca Cook
d. 21 March 1920, Sullivan County, Missouri

Children with Rebecca Landers:

  • James (1846-1917) married Malissa Redding

Children with Mariah Elizabeth Cook:

  • Mary Jane (1855-1930) married Murl Kerns
  • Rebecca Priscilla (1856-1937) married Jacob Henry Hatfield
  • Isaac Alexander (1858-1954) married (1) Nancy J. Duncan, (2) Mrs. Hannah Franklin
  • Nancy Caroline (1860-1932) married George Miller
  • Benjamin A (1862-1896) married Jane Ellen Evans
  • Henry Morton (1864-1941) married Mary Catherine “Mollie” Lewis
  • Jacob Thomas (1866-1931) married Margaret E. “Mag” Evans
  • Laura Belle (1869-1952) married Martin G. Smith
  • Joseph Marrion (1871-1972) married Nettie Ann McDonald
  • Emma Cordelia (1875-1936) married John Frederick “Fred” Petre
  • Mildred May “Mid” (1878-1935) married Lee Roy Riley

John’s parents, Benjamin and Priscilla (Ridgway) Wells, married on 17 February 1813 in Bullett County, Kentucky. By the 1820 Federal Census, they were living in Gill Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, with five children. John was the sixth child of eight and the first born in Indiana.

After his first wife, Rebecca Landers, died, John took his young son and went to Iowa where he had a brother. He met and Married Mariah E. Cook and they moved across the border into Sullivan County, Missouri. They had eleven children with seven born in Missouri and four in Indiana (1856, 1862, 1864, and 1866). John told family members in later years that he made so many trips to Indiana and was so well known along the way that he could borrow cornmeal for bread making if the family supply got low and repay the lenders on his return trip.

They were in Indiana when the Civil War broke out and his 17 year old son, James, enlisted and served in Company H, 132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry from 30 April 1864 to 7 September 1864. John is said to have been in the Home Guard during that time.

John was always a farmer. In later years he and Mariah settled in the small town of Pollock, Sullivan County, Missouri, in a house on land owned by his son Jake. John was a member of the Church of Christ and was instrumental in organizing the Church of Christ in Pollock. John was always a Republican while his father, Benjamin, was a strong Democrat who considered John a “black sheep.” John was totally blind in the final years of his life. He is buried in the Pollock Cemetery and his grave is marked by a tall spire tombstone.

Submitted by: 5363
Dorothy L. (Wells) Van Cleef
Lafayette IN
E-mail: dwvancleef@aol.com

William Dolph Murphy

William Dolph Murphy
b. 25 March 1834, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Peter Liam and Drusilla (Dolph/Dewolf) Murphy
d. 26 January 1882, Central City, Putnam County, Missouri

m. 3 November 1854, Spencer County, Indiana
Sarah Ellen Brown
b. 3 December 18336, Spencer County, Indiana, to James Abbott and Sarah (Masterson) Brown
d. 7 February 1895, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen Brown:

  • Luella Belle (1855-1927) married Giles M. Morgan
  • RoseAnn Drusilla (1858-1934) married Louis Clinton Morgan
  • William Brown (1860-1928) married Nellie Ellen Metz
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1864-1942) married Loren L. Gray
  • Eunice Jane (1867-1962) married John H. Sandusky
  • Julia Ida (1868-1869)
  • James Lehem “Lee” (1869-1959) married Kitty Ann Duncan
  • Albert David Arthur (1873-1951) married Bertha May Alexander
  • Mary Emaline (1875-1970) married James H. Demry
  • Newton E. (1877-1877)

William emigrated in 1866 from Indiana to Central City, Putnam County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
San Diego CA