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Samuel H. Elrod

Samuel H. Elrod
b. 1 May 1856, Coatesville, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Jesse F. and Lydia (Pursell) Elrod
d. 13 July 1935, Clark, Clark County, South Dakota

m. 10 November 1884, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mary Ellen Masten
b. March 1863, Indiana, to Mathias and Eliza Jane (Fitts) Masten
d. after 1930

Children with Mary Ellen Masten:
• Barbara (1892-aft. 1920)
• Arthur Mellette (1896-1966) married Viola [–?–]

Samuel’s father’s family was from Stokes County, North Carolina. They settled in Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Samuel left Indiana for the Dakota Territory in 1882, shortly after graduating from DePauw University in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana. He came back in 1884 to marry a fellow Clay Township resident and to receive another degree, after which they returned to the Dakotas. He was a lawyer; a delegate at South Dakota’s first constitutional convention; state’s attorney for Clark County, South Dakota, for ten years; county postmaster; county probate judge; and the fifth governor of South Dakota (1905-1907).

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

Edmond Hamilton Carrington

Edmond Hamilton Carrington
b. 3 July 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Johnson) Carrington
d. 4 January 1910, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 25 August 1865, Ash Grove, Shelby County, Illinois
Sarah Elizabeth Keath
b. 4 November 1846, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana to Joseph M. and Irena (Elrod) Keath
d. 25 April 1898, Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois

Children with Sarah Elizabeth Keath:

  • James Thomas ((1866-1893)
  • Nora Bell (1868-1896) married Charles Alvin Fanning
  • Martha Abigail (1870-1899) married Oscar Riley Musser
  • Joseph Milton (1873-1956) married (1) Anna Payton, (2) Donna Maude McClain
  • William Edmond “Frank” (1877-1944) married Mary E. (Anna?) Leef
  • Sarah Irene “Rena” (1881-1982) married William Bennet Morgan
  • Stella Elrod (1884-1948)
  • Weaver Ernest (1892-1977) married Signe Marie Olson

Edmond’s parents were married in Kentucky where they both originated. In 1850 and 1860, they were living in Putnam County, Indiana but in 1841, they lived in Hendricks County, Indiana.

Edmond was a farmer most of his life. After his wife died, he moved to Onarga, Illinois, and became a janitor at the Grand Prairie Seminary there. His wife was a native of Indiana but died in Woodland, Illinois in 1898. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He joined Company B, 43th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in Bainbridge.

Submitted by:
Ann Carrington
Fort Lupton CO
E-mail: ann.carrington@mindspring.com

Sarah Elizabeth Keath

Sarah Elizabeth Keath
b. 4 November 1846, near Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, to Joseph M. and Irena (Elrod) Keath
d. 25 April 1898, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 25 August 1865, Ash Grove, Shelby County, Illinois
Edmond Hamilton Carrington
b. 3 July 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Johnson) Carrington
d. 4 January 1910, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

Children with Edmond Hamilton Carrington:

  • James Thomas (1866-1893)
  • Nora Bell (1868-1896) married Charles Alvin Fanning
  • Martha Abigail (1870-1899) married Oscar Riley Musser
  • Joseph Milton (1873-1956) married (1) Anna Payton, (2) Donna Maude McClain
  • William Edmond “Frank” (1877-1944) married Mary E./Anna Leef
  • Sarah Irene “Rena” (1881-1982) married William Bennet Morgan
  • Stella Elrod (1884-1948)
  • Weaver Ernest (1892-1977) married Signe Marie Olson

Sarah’s father, a Methodist minister, was born in Kentucky. His second wife, Sarah’s mother, was born in North Carolina. He later married for a third time and moved to Illinois. While Sarah is thought to have met her husband in Indiana, they were married in Illinois after he returned from the Civil War.

Submitted by:
Ann Carrington
Fort Lupton CO
E-mail: ann.carrington@mindspring.com