Tag Archives: Freeland

Martha Ann Streepy

Martha Ann Streepy
b. 15 May 1824, Daviess County, Indiana, to Edward and Delilah (Freeland) Streepy
d. 26 February 1912, Udell, Appanoose County, Iowa

m.
Thomas James Cooley
b. 1807

Children with Thomas James Cooley:
• Louella
• Eudora

Submitted by:
Julia Newman
Hackensack MN
E-mail: julienew@uslink.net

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Robert McCain

Robert McCain
b. 15 December 1849, Otwell, Pike County, Indiana, to Hugh and Susannah H. (Mosby) McCain
d. 8 September 1884, Gothenburg, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 16 December 1880, Algiers, Pike County, Indiana
Adeline Ovanda Chappell
b. 31 January 1848, Otwell, Pike County, Indiana, to Moses Lane and Nancy Delilah (Freeland) Chappell
d. 20 March 1902, Gancy, Logan County, Nebraska

Children with Adeline Ovanda Chappell:
• Kelpie Myrtle (1882-1983) married Fred Eugene, Sr.
• Cora Delilah (1884-1973) married Allen Beverly Adams

In 1884, Robert McCain, his brother-in-law Denphard Chappell, and William L. Newkirk went to Nebraska to homestead. Robert returned to Indiana for his family and their belongings, while the other two stayed to guard the land. Two boxcars were loaded with the furniture and farm equipment; Robert traveled on this train to Gothenburg, Nebraska. The letter stating when he would arrive had not reached Chappell and Newkirk, so Robert unloaded the boxcars himself. In doing so, his appendix ruptured and he died. His wife and her four girls arrived later to find that he had died. Adeline had two daughters, Mary and Martha, from her marriage to Mr. Sullivan.

Submitted by:
Larry L. Nielson
Fruitland ID
E-mail: lniel19027@juno.com

Nancy Delilah Freeland

Nancy Delilah Freeland
b. 10 May 1827, Daviess County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Mary P. (Miller) Freeland
d. 30 April 1912, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

m. 3 August 1846, Algiers, Pike County, Indiana
Moses Lane Chappell
b. 24 April 1822, Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana, to Jacob and Rachael (Lane) Chappell
d. 13 August 1883-1886, Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana

Children with Moses Lane Chappell:
• Adeline Ovanda (1848-1902) married Robert McCain
• Rachel Elizabeth “Lizzie” (1849-1932) married Albert McCain
• Mary Ann (1851-1935) married Rev. John Henry Derryberry
• Milton Simpson (1854-1924) married Susan Emily McCain
• Deamphard Silsbery (1856-1929) married Laura Frances Heaton
• Martha Angeline “Mattie” (1859-1946)
• Moses Ellsworth (1862-1943) married Sarah Frances “Sallie” Thomas
• James Franklin (1867-1920) married Mary Elizabeth DeMotte
• George W. (1869-1941) married Virginia Hila Perkins

Moses was married 16 June 1842 in Dubois County, Indiana, to Amanda Melvina Susan Twitty, born about 1820 to Buford and Rebeckah (Brittain) Twitty. They had one child, Elvira Demerette (1842-1915) who married Allen Overton Adams.

Three of Nancy’s children moved to Fort Worth, Texas (Mary, Mattie and Moses), while all the others moved to Nebraska. It is not known when they left Indiana.

Submitted by:
Larry L. Nielson
Fruitland ID
E-mail: lniel19027@juno.com