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Nicholas Wathen

Nicholas Wathen
birth: 21 Apr 1787, Charles County, Maryland to Barton Wathen and Mary Coomes
death: 3 May 1857, Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana
burial: St. Peter’s Cemetery, Montgomery, Daveiss County, Indiana

marriage: 1 Nov 1814, Washington County, Kentucky
Sarah Masters
birth: 1793, Prince Georges County, Maryland to Joshua Masters and Elizabeth Selby
death: 1871, Washington County, Indiana
burial: St. Peter’s Cemetery, Montgomery, Daviess County, Indiana

Children of Nicholas Wathen and Sarah Masters:

  • Richard, 1815- aft 1888; m. Martha Cissell
  • Ann, 1817-?, m. Charles Gibson
  • Athanatius, 1819-1898, m. Elizabeth Ann Mattingly
  • John, da. 1821-1901, m. Julia Ann Kidwell
  • William Francis, 1827-1893, m. Lucinda Cissell
  • Elizabeth, 1828-?
  • Raphael, 1829-1917, m. Mary ann Cavanaugh
  • Joshua, 1830-?, m. Julia O’Dell

Nicholas was a veteran of War of 1812 and took Indiana land as a grant. He lived in Charles County Maryland (1787 – after 1800); Washington County, Kentucky (1812-1835) and Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana (1835-death).

Submitted by:
Carol Collins
Email: carolcollins65@gmail.com

William Oliver Richison

William Oliver Richison
b. 13 May 1887, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana, to Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison
d. 23 April 1962, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. 25 December 1906, Jay County, Indiana
Mary Louisa “Lulu” Gibson
b. 20 April 1886, Jay County, Indiana
d. 18 April 1961, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

Children with Mary Louisa Gibson:
• Irma Frances (b. 1908) married Ralph Richard Mumma
• Wava Margaret (1911-1996) married Russell Renzi Haney
• Carl Albert (1914-1944) married Frances Geraldine Mumma
• Glenn Alvin (b. 1921) married Catherine Bernadette Roach

Will left Jay County and lived in both Muncie, Indiana, and Detroit, Michigan, before finally settling in Dayton, Ohio. Will and Lulu are both buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, just outside of Bryant in Jay County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Carl Albert Richison

Carl Albert Richison
b. 9 February 1914, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, to William Oliver and Mary Louisa (Gibson) Richison
d. 30 May 1977, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. 6 February 1937, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Frances Geraldine Mumma
b. 30 July 1914, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
d. 1 October 1997, probably Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

Children with Frances Geraldine Mumma:
• Phillip Kent (1938-1994) married Barbara Ann Daniels
• Sue Rebecca (b. 1940)
• Sarah Jane (b. 1943)
• Pamela Ann (b. 1952) married Dean Alan Wright

Carl was born and raised in Portland, Indiana but left in the 1930’s for Harrison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, and lived out the rest of his life there.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Henry Clay Gibson

Henry Clay Gibson
b. 12 October 1846, Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, to Henry Clay and Sarah (Bond) Gibson
d. 1 May 1925, Effingham County, Illinois

m. 15 February 1872, Fayette County, Indiana
Lydia Anna Veatch
b. 15 July 1849, Fayette County, Indiana
d. 29 April 1915, Effingham County, Illinois

Children with Lydia Anna Veatch:
• Henderson Brady
• Emma Zetta
• Pearl Leota
• Robert Clay

The family lived in Parke and Fayette counties and in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, before emigrating.

Frank Albert Richison

Frank Albert Richison
b. 17 May 1862, Clark County, Ohio, to John Webster and Sarah Jane (Ayars) Richison
d. 2 April 1944, Pennville, Jay, Indiana
bur. Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant, Jay, Indiana

Frank Albert Richison and Sarah Jane Davis gravestone

Frank Albert Richison and Sarah Jane Davis gravestone

m. 25 Dec 1883, Jay County, Indiana
Sarah Jane Davis
b. 21 May 1862, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, to Oliver J. and Drusilla (Timmons) Davis
d. 28 Feb 1931, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
bur. Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant, Jay, Indiana

Children of Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison:

  • Dallas Ray (1884-1947) married Olive Alexander
  • William Oliver (1887-1962) married Mary Louisa “Lulu” Gibson
  • Berley Oral (1889-1946) married Ruby Marie Manes
  • Sylvia C. (1892-1966) never married
  • Guy Eli (1895-1959) married Carrie Estella Stoner

Frank Albert was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. He came to Indiana with his parents sometime between 1870 and 1880 from Ohio. His parents eventually moved a bit farther west to Delaware County but Frank and his family remained in Jay County. Three of his sons returned to Ohio and raised their families there.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com

Isaac William Bond

b. 19 December 1827, Virginia, to Joseph and Mary (Ashelman) Bond
d. 22 May 1915, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

m. 9 October 1851, Knox County, Indiana
Hester “Hettie” McClure
b. 19 August 1835, Knox County, Indiana, to Vincent Scott and Sarah “Sally” (Bruce) McClure
d. 14 April 1901, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Children with Hester McClure:

  • Vincent Scott (b. ca. 1854) married Etta McConnell
  • Joseph Wolfe (b. ca. 1855) married Mattie Zumwalt
  • Louisa Elizabeth (b. ca. 1856) married Rufus Robertson
  • William Loretta (b. ca. 1859)
  • Allen Watson (b. ca. 1861) married Rachel Gross
  • Mary Ann “Mollie” (b. ca. 1863) married Charley Withrow
  • Emma Jane (b. ca. 1866) married William Wheeler
  • Eliza Catherine (b. ca. 1868) married Halvor Wheeler
  • Hetty Amanda (b. ca. 1870) married John Parker
  • Robert Bruce (b. ca. 1873) married Belle Gibson

Isaac came to Knox County, Indiana, in 1837. He and his family left for Oregon from Oaktown, Knox County, on 21 March 1853 with a wagon and ox team. Several relatives also were part of this wagon train. This group became lost and wandered around for two weeks before coming to a place they had been before. They were “The Lost Wagon Train of 1853,” which rescuers were sent out to find.

Most of the land used for the Eugene Maholn Sweet Airport originally belonged to the Bonds. Isaac was a charter member of Pleasant Hill Grange and Irving Grange. He was Deacon of the Christian Church for many years. He served on the school board for twenty years, and he was a member of the board of supervisors for roads for three terms.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL

John Nutt

John Nutt

m. by 1831, Ohio
Anna Philhower

Children with Anna Philhower:

  • Nancy (1831-1886) married Mathias Hoffman
  • Effie Ann (1833-1913) married Jefferson Hoffman
  • Phillip (1835-1917)
  • Linda (b. 1836) married Pleasant Gibson
  • Robert (1837-1918)
  • John, Jr. (b. 1838)
  • Elizabeth (1840-1914) married Thomas J. Gildea
  • Mary (1841-1904) married Tyler Boone
  • Sarah (1846-1920) married (1) Harrison Boone, (2) Cyrus Davis

John and Anna may have immigrated to Putnam County, Indiana, along with the Squire Boone family from Harrison County, Indiana, or may have followed the Boone family a year or two later. Then, in 1853 the Nutt family emigrated from Indiana to Douglas Township, Boone County, Iowa. The Nutts and Boones were very close friends and neighbors in the 1800’s and still are today, with many still living in the same townships in Boone County, Iowa. Anna Philhower’s father had brought his family by waterway on a raft from New Jersey to Ohio, where Anna married John Nutt by 1831. About 1836, when Anna and John had four children, they loaded the family into a covered wagon and moved to southern Indiana.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS