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Henry Stark

Henry Stark
b. 14 January 1847, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 23 February 1935, Windsor, Henry County, Missouri

m. 31 October 1875, Osgood, Ripley County, Indiana
Minerva Ann Gray
b. about 1847, Osgood, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 24 June 1927, Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri

Children with Minerva Ann Gray:
• Florence Start (1876-1957)
• Arthur M. (1878-1936)
• Elizabeth (b.1880) married D. W. Glasgow
• Eliot (1883-1884)
• Etha (1884-1952)
• Walter S. (1891-aft. 1935) married Marion Wentworth

The family emigrated in the fall of 1877 to Grant City, Missouri. In 1928, Henry moved to Windsor, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Elijah Stark

Elijah Stark
b. 4 July 1811, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Frances Stark
d. 25 December 1898, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

m. 16 October 1837, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Elizabeth Johnson
b. 27 February 1818, to William and Margaret (Shook) Johnson
d. 22 September 1902, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Elizabeth Johnson:
• Thomas (1838-1838)
• James (1839-1921) married Hester Ann Ludwick
• Silas (1841-1875) married Margaret Eliza Johnson
• William Cornett (1844-1919) married Mary Molly Dawson
• Henry (1847-1935) married Minerva Ann Gray
• Wilson (1849-1895)
• John (1851-1943) married Mary Eliza Tyson
• Anna (1854-1925)
• Calvin (1856-1939) married Elizabeth Shook
• Mary Frances (1859-1860)
• Emery (1861-1938) (twin)
• Martha (1861-1861) (twin)

In the early 1830’s, Frances Stark moved her two sons to a farm east of Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana. Elijah received his education in Lexington, Kentucky. He purchased his own land in Ripley County in 1832. He taught school, played violin, taught singing, and farmed. In 1834, he went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Natchez, Mississippi with a flatboat load of produce. He remained in Natchez nearly four years. While there, he learned carpentry and married Elizabeth. Their first child was born and died there. In 1838, they moved to Ripley County, Indiana. He was elected Treasurer of Ripley County in 1846, and elected County Clerk in 1860. Elijah moved to Grant City, Missouri in 1885.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

David Henry Gray

David Henry Gray
b. 1825 or 1835, Indiana
d. 19 February 1889, Hailey, Idaho

m. 29 June 1870, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Charlotte Jane Thompson
b. 8 April 1842, Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio
d. 26 November 1930, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho

Children with Charlotte Jane Thompson:
• Eddie
• Daniel Thompson (b. 1872)
• Martha Daisy (b. 1875) married (1) [–?–] Hansbrough, (2) [–?–] Schellenback

The family left Wayne County, Indiana, about 1870. David was a Wells Fargo agent in California and a miner in Nebraska and Idaho.

Submitted by:
Mary Gray McMurdo
San Mateo CA

Ulysses Grant Weatherly

Ulysses Grant Weatherly
b. 2 April 1865, West Newton, Marion County, Indiana, to William Addison and Lydia (Dicks) Weatherly,
d. 18 July 1940, Cortland, Cortland County, New York

m. 24 December 1890
Alice May Burgess
b. 23 September 1868, Solon, Cortland County, New York, to Gersham B. & Rexvilla (Peck) Burgess
d. 1957

Children with Alice May Burgess:

  • Ruth (ca. 1896-1978) married John Gray

Ulysses was born in Indiana and lived most of his life here, but he moved to New York, the native state of his wife, after his retirement in 1935. He was a professor at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and one of the first college-level teachers in the field of social work. He served as chair of the Sociology Department from 1899 to 1935.

His widow and daughter established a Ulysses Grant Weatherly Award for Best Undergraduate Paper at Indiana University in his honor after his death.

Submitted by:
Mary Houghton
Woodstock VT
E-mail: office@ewize.com

Mary Weed

Mary Weed
b. 4 February 1776, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, to Miles and Mary (Gray) Weed
d. after 1850, Illinois

m. 17 November 1798, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Caleb Smith
b. 2 April 1779, to Dr. Isaac and Abigail (Waring) Smith, Jr.
d. before 4 May 1830, Fayette County, Indiana

Children with Caleb Smith:

  • Jacob M. (b. 1799) married Margaret Rowland
  • Sally (1800-1860) married Glover Perrin
  • Samuel (1801-1863) married Parthena Ide Rowland
  • Lewis (b. 1805) married Elizabeth Porter
  • Leander (1807-1887) married Nancy Buchanan
  • Isaac
  • Edward (b. 1809) married Jane [–?–]
  • George
  • Lovina (b. abt. 1816) married Nicholas Smith

Submitted by:
Corlyn Holbrook Adams
Fort Worth TX

William Dolph Murphy

William Dolph Murphy
b. 25 March 1834, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Peter Liam and Drusilla (Dolph/Dewolf) Murphy
d. 26 January 1882, Central City, Putnam County, Missouri

m. 3 November 1854, Spencer County, Indiana
Sarah Ellen Brown
b. 3 December 18336, Spencer County, Indiana, to James Abbott and Sarah (Masterson) Brown
d. 7 February 1895, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen Brown:

  • Luella Belle (1855-1927) married Giles M. Morgan
  • RoseAnn Drusilla (1858-1934) married Louis Clinton Morgan
  • William Brown (1860-1928) married Nellie Ellen Metz
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1864-1942) married Loren L. Gray
  • Eunice Jane (1867-1962) married John H. Sandusky
  • Julia Ida (1868-1869)
  • James Lehem “Lee” (1869-1959) married Kitty Ann Duncan
  • Albert David Arthur (1873-1951) married Bertha May Alexander
  • Mary Emaline (1875-1970) married James H. Demry
  • Newton E. (1877-1877)

William emigrated in 1866 from Indiana to Central City, Putnam County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
San Diego CA

Guilford Davis

Guilford Davis
b. 11 April 1795, Botetourt County, Virginia to William and Elizabeth (Plymell?) Davis
d. 5 August 1877, Highland Township, Wapello County, Iowa

m. about 1819, Sullivan County, Indiana
Mary A. Gray
b. 23 November 1796, Kentucky
d. 20 October 1886, Highland Township, Wapello County, Iowa

Children with Mary A. Gray:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • William
  • Abraham
  • Bethia Jane
  • James
  • Martha
  • Nancy
  • Joseph
  • John Gay
  • Benjamin

Guilford came to Indiana about 1813 from Tazewell County, Virginia. The family lived near Graysville in Sullivan County, Indiana, and moved to Iowa in 1850 after the enumeration of the 1850 census.

Submitted by:
John L. Davis, Jr.
Maryland Heights MO
E-mail: jlsdjr@sbcglobal.net