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James Madison McKee

James Madison McKee
b. 15 September 1837, Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana, to Samuel and Emily (Langston) McKee
d. 26 August 1904, Ojai, Ventura County, California

m. 27 March 1857, Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana
Nancy Catherine Eaton
b. 23 January 1840, Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 7 September 1894, Ojai, Ventura County, California

Children with Nancy Catherine Eaton:
• Sarah Ellen (b. 1857)
• Clarence Edmund (b. 1871)

James was a teacher in Ripley County, Indiana. He served in the Civil War with the 68th Indiana Volunteers. The family left Ripley County, Indiana, for Ventura County, California, in 1887. James was a Justice of the Peace in Ojai, California, 1887-1904 and also served as a judge.

Submitted by:
Gail Brandolino
Mandeville LA

William “Henderson” Lewelling

William “Henderson” Lewelling
b. 23 April 1809/10, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach (1787-1840) and Jane (1789-1835) (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. 28 December 1878, San Jose, Alameda County, California

m/1. 30 December 1830, Henry County, Indiana
Jane Elizabeth Presnall
b. 8 April 1815, Randolph County, North Carolina, to John and Hannah (Littler) Presnall
d. 7 March 1851, Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Oregon

m/2. 27 June 1851
Phoebe Eddy Grimes



Children with Jane Elizabeth Presnall:
• Alfred William (1831-1904) married Mary Elizabeth Campbell
• Mary (1833-1850) married William Meek
• Asenath (1834-1875) married John Bozarth
• Rachel “Hattie” (1837-1917/19) married (1) Seth Eddy, (2) Henry Charles Wilson
• Jane Harriet (1839-1872) married Henry Welch Eddy
• Hannah (1841-1917) married (1) Walter Wood, (2) William Bradbury, (3) Col. A. P. Hawes
• Levi (1843-1877) married Emma Eaton
• Albert (1845-1883) married Mary Gardener
• Oregon Columbia (1847-1912) married Emily Jane Norris
• Eliza Anne (1849-aft. 1925) married Isaac Wood

Henderson came to Indiana in 1822 with his father. He was in the nursery business with his brother John while in Indiana. He moved to near Salem, Iowa, by 1837 and opened a nursery there.

After reading of Lewis and Clark’s adventures, he was determined to leave Iowa. In 1847, he took his cargo of living trees across the plains and over the Rocky Mountains to the Willamette Valley, the first cultivated or grafted fruit to reach the Pacific Northwest.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Charles Fremont Doran

Charles Fremont Doran
b. 18 December 1861, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to Michael William Edward and Mary Jane (Weir) Doran
d. 5 September 1951, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 14 October 1883
Lulu Eaton

m/2. 1 January 1895
Emma Hardy

m/3. 2 September 1900, Hancock County, Indiana
Augusta Dorval
b. 9 March 1873, Verviers, Belgium, to Charles and Theresa (Hessling) Dorval
d. 12 December 1942, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Charles moved to Los Angeles in 1905.

Submitted by:
Patricia Doran Jones
Sunland CA
E-mail: ajnpatinla@earthlink.net