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Lot Wright

Lot Wright
b. 1811, Pennsylvania
d. 20 October 1889, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m. 5 March 1833, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Martin
b. 10 June 1809, Kentucky, to Micajah and Mary Martin
d. 4 October 1859, Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana

Children with Mary Martin:
• Micajah M. (1834-bef. 1910) married Mary E. [–?–] (1834-bef. 1900)
• Ethan W. “Will” (b. ca. 1836-bef. 1860)
• Daniel Gard (1838-1913) married (1) Emily Lenora Butler (1846-1875), (2) Sarah Ann Davis (1859-1930)
• John Simeon “Sim” (1840-1919) married (1) Susan
Franklin (1840-1897), (2) Lizzie Shaffer (b. 1850)
• Mary J. (1842-1869) married (1) George W. Richardson, (2) William F. Barnard
• Jehu L. (b. 1844)
• Addison F. (1848-bef. 1930) married Mary R. Gant (b. ca. 1851-aft. 1930)

Lot purchased property in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1832 at age 21. The family moved to Preble County, Ohio, in 1840 and came back to Hancock County, Indiana, in 1848 to resume farming. After his wife died, he sold everything and left the state. He was living in Colorado in 1861. After moving to California, he was a blacksmith with his son Dan.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

Edgar Sherman Stayton

Edgar Sherman Stayton
b. 1 February 1870, Clay Township, Morgan County, Indiana, to Thomas C. and Mary Ann (Hornaday) Stayton
d. 3 May 1948, Niles, Cayuga County, New York

m/1. 1895
Anna Victoria Lavis
b. 9 March 1873, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois
d. 8 March 1903, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois

m/2. 26 February 1908, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois
Allie Russell
b. 26 February 1885, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois, to George A. and Casander (Gilman) Russell
d. 21 February 1969, Niles, Cayuga County, New York

Children with Anna Victoria Lavis:
• Edith M. (1895-1985) married George Wilson
• Henry D. (1897-1985) married Winifred Shaffer

Children with Allie Russell:
• Clarence (1911-1004)
• Hazel (1913-1986) married David Julius
• Esther (b. 1915) married George Kappesser
• Harold (1918-1985) married Phyllis Jennings
• Kenneth (b. 1920) married Dorothy Franklin
• Donald (1923-1988) married Thelma Jayne
• Hilda (1926-1996) married Harold Jennings

Edgar moved in 1892 from Morgan County, Indiana, to Cumberland County, Illinois. About 1919, he moved to Foley, Minnesota, and in 1920 to central New York State. He is buried next to his first wife in Mattoon, Cumberland County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Chester A. Stayton
Indianapolis IN

John Wesley Odle

John Wesley Odle
b. 19 August 1836, Randolph County, Indiana, to Caleb Owen and Irena (Franklin) Odle
d. 4 May 1921, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/1. 29 November 1855, Newton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Honn
b. 9 April 1836, Washington County, Indiana, to Johan and Jane (Putoff) Honn
d. 29 October 1911, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/2. January 1917, Kansas
Jennie [–?–]

Children with Sarah Ann Honn:
• Daniel Elisha (1856-1933) married Janette Mary Ann Mandeville
• Irena Jane (1859-1889) married Robert Henry Kerns
• John Wesley (1864-1939) married (1) Margaret Isabel Burns, (2) Emma Davis
• David Eli (1868-1950) married Cora Mae Folsom
• Mary Etta (1870-1961) married Joseph Warren Barr
• William Patrick (1873-1965) married Minnie Bell Folsom
• James Berton (1876-1959) married Hattie Emily Spitler
• Newton Edmond (1880-1948) married Maud M. Blurton

The family left from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana, after James was born in May 1876. Newton was born in Iroquois County, Illinois. They arrived in Florence, Kansas, in 1884. John was in Company A of the 128th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, serving from November 1863 to January 1866. He was with Sherman on the march to the sea and also fought at Gettysburg.

John’s second wife, Jennie, later married Frank Hoffman.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net

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 Holeman Clements

WILLIAM HOLEMAN CLEMENTS
b. 17 July 1828, Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County,
Kentucky, to Phillip and Mary (Hiland) Clements
d. 5 February 1889, Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas

m. 24 September 1846, Boone County, Indiana
Elizabeth Brown
b. 4 August 1829, Indiana
d. 3 September 1906, Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Brown:

  • Milly Catherine married [–?–] Hutchings
  • Lafayette
  • Wesley Eugene
  • Mary Eliza married [–?–] Shirley
  • Philip Hathaway
  • Sarah Ellen married [–?–] Franklin
  • Laurenda Jane married [–?–] Hardendorf
  • Nancy Ann married [–?–] Johnson
  • Della Alice married [–?–] Ford
  • Letha Wilburn

William left Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky about 1834 and came to Indiana. He resided in Harrison Township, Boone County, until 1878 when he emigrated and moved west to Kansas, remaining there until his death.

Submitted by:
Donna Doyle
Fountain Valley CA