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Harrison Lafayette Neely

Harrison Lafayette Neely
b. 22 July 1843, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Greenlief S. and Nancy (Lawrence) Neely
d. 19 April 1913, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

m. 13 September 1863, Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
Algeronia L. Maxwell
b. 24 January 1844, Jefferson, Lost Creek County, Tennessee, to A. C. and Amanda B. (Fleming) Maxwell
d. 1 February 1921, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

Children with Algeronia L. Maxwell:
• Newton Randolph (1864-1887)
• Lucy Jane (1866-1885) married Sam Goodson
• Calvin Monroe (1868-1948) married Bessie Mullins
• Olivia Eva (1870-1963) married Eliab Lucas Cooper
• Mary Matilda (1872-1966) married James Wooten Dyer
• Greenlief S. “Leafy” (1875-1942) married Sue Dyer
• Mattie Lorina “Lora” (1879-1961) married William Webb Hudson
• Freddie (1881-1882)
• Lawrence Lafayette (1885-1962) married Stella Van Hoozer
• Rosalee (1887-1989) married Paul William Goff, Sr.

Harrison also lived in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, before his emigration from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

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Charles Gaither

Charles Gaither
b. 29 September 1894, Plainville, Daviess County, Indiana, to Lincoln and Mary E. (Dyer) Gaither
d. 25 June 1976, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California

m/1. 17 October 1913
Leola “Jennie” Hough
b. November 1894, Erie County, New York
d. October 1947, New York
divorced.

m/2. 1927
Ida Stewart

Children with Leola Hough:
• Raymond (1914-1936)
• Kinneth (b. 1920)
• Glada (1922-1975) married Al Higney
• Edith (b. 1924) married (1) Walter Pankey, (2) Gene Butler

Charles left Indiana in 1936 and moved to a chicken ranch in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California. He served in both World War I and II.

Submitted by:
Shirley Leola Smith
Grass Valley CA

William Newton Monroe

William Newton Monroe
b. 4 June 1841, Flat Creek, Scott County, Indiana, to Sanders Alexander and Katherine Elizabeth (Monroe) Monroe
d. 26 December 1935, Monrovia, California

m. 24 December 1863, Fort Kearney, Nebraska
Mary Jane Hall
b. 1 January 1846, LaGrange, Lewis County, Missouri, to Milton S. and Nianna Hall
d. 8 February 1932, Monrovia, California

Children with Mary Jane Hall:

  • Milton Sanders (d. 1899)
  • George Otto married Anetta Evans
  • Myrtle Mignonette married Bruce C. Bailey
  • Jesse Lee (d. age 7)
  • Mabelle Huntington married Thomas Dyer

William’s family moved to Liberty Bell, Iowa, when he was only eleven years old. After finishing grammar school, he went to Ashland University, Iowa, and graduated at eighteen years old. Following graduation, he taught school in the John Wiley district on the Des Moines River. He had thirty-six pupils and received a salary of forty dollars a month. He took turns boarding with parents of his pupils.

On 3 August 1861, William enlisted in the Union Army at Ottumwa, Iowa. He joined the First Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and his regiment fought in battles in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. He was subsequently commissioned First Lieutenant and was mustered out in 1865 with the rank of Major.

After the Civil War, William engaged in railroad construction work in association with his father-in-law, building twenty-five miles of railroad from Omaha to Fremont, Nebraska. More railroad construction followed, taking the family from California to Texas, to Chile, South America, to Mexico, and to Alaska. Along the way he bought land, helped found the town of Monrovia, named in his honor, and served as the new town’s first mayor.

In 1935, at the age of ninety-four, he led the Monrovia Day parade when Monrovia celebrated its forty-ninth anniversary.

Submitted by:
Naomi Keith Sexton
Scottsburg IN
E-mail: scasi@c3bb.com

Lucy Margaret Rutledge

Lucy Margaret Rutledge
b. 15 May 1858, Lizton, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Isaac Archibald (1831-1866) and Millie Martin (Bradley) (1831-1904) Rutledge
d. 4 October 1949, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m. 20 December 1876, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charles Wilson Faussett
b. 17 July 1854, Indiana, to Isaac and Unity (Lynch) Faussett
d. 4 October 1914, Haviland, Kiowa County, Kansas

Children with Charles Wilson Faussett:

  • Isaac Frederick “Fred” (1879-1970) married (1) Mable Edith Dyer, (2) Elizabeth Magdalena DeSmith
  • Iva Ethel (1880-1967) married John Henry Miller

Lucy’s family was from Clark County, Kentucky, but by the time she was born, they had settled outside Lizton, Hendricks County, Indiana. She and husband Charles left Indiana for Henry County, Illinois, between 1900 and 1905. They settled in Welsford, Kiowa County, Kansas, by 1910.

Lucy and Charles both had relatives who had already settled in Kansas—Lucy’s oldest sister, Mary Elizabeth (Rutledge) West, lived just a couple of counties away. Family tradition says that Lucy and her sister came back to Indiana periodically to visit. Lucy died at the age of 91.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

Katherine Adele Pittman

Katherine Adele Pittman
b. 5 February 1871, Indiana, to Sherrod J. and Harriet (Dyre/Dyer) Pittman
d. 18 November 1950, San Diego, California

m/1. 16 August 1887, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
Lawrence Wilmer Jackson
b. June 1865, Bennington, Switzerland County, Indiana, to James Wallace and Elizabeth E. (Adams) Jackson
d. 25 June 1901, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana

m/2. 9 December 1902, Clark County, Indiana
Kersey R. Battin

Children with Lawrence Wilmer Jackson:

  • Nest Harriet (1888-1962) married Hubert Victor Everly
  • Pauline Roberta (1890-1948) married Oscar Frederick Quarforth

Katherine moved to San Diego, California, before 1910.

Submitted by:
Jan Everly Williams
Honolulu HI
E-mail: jeverly@lava.net