Tag Archives: English

Willametta Pearl Rutledge

Willametta Pearl Rutledge
b. 4 April 1881, Hendricks County, Indiana, to William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Jane (English) Rutledge
d. 1 October 1950, Flandreau, Moody County, South Dakota

m. 3 January 1904, Hendricks County, Indiana
Raleigh Marshall Phillips
b. 16 December 1882, Hendricks County, Indiana
d. 1 October 1950, Flandreau, Moody County, South Dakota

Willametta was named for her father but was known as Pearl.

Raleigh and Pearl had no children together but after Pearl’s sister Bertha Shockency died in 1912, they raised three of Bertha’s five children (Bertha’s husband had been committed to the Central State Hospital for the Insane in Indianapolis before her death).

Raleigh was a farmer and insurance salesman in Hendricks and Boone counties in Indiana. He and Pearl owned a farm in South Dakota and would drive out each year to visit it. They had just started back in 1950 when their car ended up in a pond. They died at the hospital within a few hours of each other.

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

Matilda English

Matilda English
b. About 1839, Indiana, to Jonathan E. (1801-1875) and Christiana (Coombs) (1806-aft. 1880) English
d. About 1883, Navarro County, Texas

m. 11 February 1857, Hendricks County, Indiana
James H. Sheets
b. 15 December 1833, Illinois
d. 27 September 1890, Navarro County, Texas

Children with James H. Sheets:

  • Ellen (b. abt. 1857)
  • John Franklin “Frank” (1858-1917)
  • Mollie (b. abt. 1864)
  • Samuel (b. abt. 1865)
  • Emma (b. abt. 1867)
  • Levi S. (1871-1937)
  • Ida M. (b. abt. 1871)
  • Malinda (b. abt. 1874)
  • William W. (b. abt. 1875)
  • Samuel (1882-1882)

Matilda’s family settled in Hendricks County, Indiana, shortly before her birth, having moved from Cumberland County, New Jersey. Matilda and her husband moved to Navarro County, Texas, between 1875 and 1880.

Some of Matilda’s children moved back to the Hendricks County, Indiana, area as adults.

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

James Lane Alley and Tamzen Johnson

James Lane Alley
b. 25 October 1849, Decatur County, Indiana, to Hiram and Emily (Selby) Alley
d. 4 March 1932, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
m. 6 April 1874, Decatur County, Indiana

Tamzen Johnson
b. 7 September 1856, Decatur County, Indiana
d. 16 December 1921, Finney County, Kansas

Children with Tamzen Johnson:

  • Emily Izora (1875-1893) married Robert English
  • Minnie Belle (1878-1965) married Oliver James Christy
  • Hiram Vorhees (1879-1932) married Mamie E. Baker
  • Lydia Ann (1880-1963) married Lewis I. Buck
  • Lewis Korseman (1882-1957) married Fanny Agnes Buck
  • Jessie Melissa (1885-1945) married Fredrick Samuel Wolking
  • Clarence Franklin (1888-1889)
  • Ocea Matilda (1890-1968) married Lewis E. Leonard
  • Samuel (1892-1895)
  • Eliza Jeanette (b. 1894) married Wallace L. Dagget
  • William Robert (1895-1979) married Anna Jane Brown

James resided in Decatur and Madison counties in Indiana before emigrating from Madison County, to Gray County, Kansas, in 1889-90.

Submitted by:
Regina Falcetto
Emporia KS