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Benjamin Hall, Jr.

Benjamin Hall, Jr.
b. 3 November 1799, North Carolina, to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Newby) Hall
d. 6 November 1885, Wright County, Minnesota

m/1. 21 February 1822, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana
Nancy Roberts
b. about 1802 to Benjamin and Mary Roberts
d. 1824

m/2. 25 December 1828
Priscilla Elsey

m/3. 29 May 1830
Esther Elsey

m/4. 7 September 1849
Elizabeth [–?–]

Children with Nancy Roberts:
• William (1822-aft. 1891)

Benjamin came to Indiana from North Carolina between 1811 and 1815. The family were farmers and Quakers. Benjamin followed his son William to Minnesota sometime after 1867 and was living with William when he died there in 1885.

Submitted by:
Fran Jutzi
Orange CA
E-mail: flj92868@yahoo.com

Elizabeth J. Hall

Elizabeth J. Hall
b. 1839, to Hiram F. and Catherine (House) Hall
d. 5 March 1908, Santa Ana, Calfornia

m. 12 March 1873
Jack D. Blair

Elizabeth came with her parents, a sister and three brothers to Kosciusko County, Indiana in 1846. Two later siblings were born in Kosciusko County before the family moved on to Kansas about 1866.

Submitted by:
Margaret Bobertz
P.O. Box 517
Platte SD
E-mail: sdmf@midstatesd.net

Benjamin Austin Swope

Benjamin Austin Swope
b. 7 December 1846, Henry County, Indiana to William and Polly (Harvey) Swope
d. 23 April 1926, North English, Iowa County, Iowa

m. 2 January 1881
Laura E. McKinstry
b. 29 August 1851, Mercer County, Illinois, to Alexander and Rebecca (Backus) McKinstry
d. 8 February 1954, North English, Iowa County, Iowa

Children with Laura E. McKinstry:
• Rose Millicent “Millie” (b. 1882) married Godfrey Knipfer
• Arthur Herbert (b. 1884) married Carrie Hall
• Ross Elliot (b. 1886) never married
• Martha Rebecca “Mattie” (b. 1891) married Rev. Ernest Molloy

Benjamin moved with his family in late 1856 or early 1857 to Iowa County, Iowa. Just after he turned 18, he enlisted in Company G, 8th Iowa Infantry Volunteers. His enlistment papers describe him as having hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and standing five feet eight and a half inches tall. He was mustered out in Selma, Alabama, at the end of his enlistment on 24 January 1866. Benjamin returned to Iowa and lived there until his death.

Submitted by:
Mary King
Worthington OH
E-mail: mandwking@prodigy.net

William Ira Woten

William Ira Woten
b. 5 December 1857, near Portland, Jay County, Indiana, to John and Mary (Boyles) Woten
d. 28 December 1933, near Adams, Gage County, Nebraska

m. 12 December 1878, Jay County, Indiana
Susannah Swarner
b. 4 April 1857, near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
d. 17 January 1917, near Adams, Gage County, Nebraska

Children with Susannah Swarner:
• infant daughter (1880)
• William Irvin (1881-1896)
• Samuel Claude (1882-1952) married Dorothy Lois Bryson
• Frank Allen (1883-1945) married Lena Colborn
• Elizabeth Blanche (1887-1889)
• Onesimus (1888-1889)
• Goldie Florence (1890-1981) married Louie Evert Schoneweis
• Sylvia May (1892-1979) married Herman A. Strufing
• Vera Grace (1898-1990) married Howard H. Hall

Ira’s father died when he was 12 years old. He was a farmer all his life. The family moved from Indiana in the spring of 1882 to Gage County, Nebraska. Ira lived on their farm the rest of his life, except for two years in Bartley and two years in Arapahoe.

Submitted by:
Sandra L. Carter-Duff
Denver CO
E-mail: sandy@carduff.com

Susannah Swarner

Susannah Swarner
b. 4 April 1857, near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, to Philip and Elizabeth (Holsapple) Swarner
d. 17 January 1917, near Adams, Gage County, Nebraska

m. 12 December 1878, Jay County, Indiana
William Ira Woten
b. 5 December 1857, near Portland, Jay County, Indiana
d. 28 December 1933, near Adams, Gage County, Nebraska

Children with William Ira Woten:
• infant daughter (b. 1880)
• William Irvin (1881-1896)
• Samuel Claude (1882-1952) married Dorothy Lois Bryson
• Frank Allen (1883-1945) married Lena Colborn
• Elizabeth Blanche (1887-1889)
• Onesimus (1888-1889)
• Goldie Florence (1890-1981) married Louie Evert Schoneweis
• Sylvia May (1892-1979) married Herman A. Strufing
• Vera Grace (1898-1990) married Howard H. Hall

Susannah came to Bellefontaine, Jay County, Indiana, on 22 September 1863 and left the state in 1882.

Submitted by:
Sandra L. Carter-Duff
Denver CO
E-mail: sandy@carduff.com

James Newby

James Newby
b. 16 November 1840, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana, to Thomas and Rebecca (Hall) Newby
d. 10 October 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

m/1. 14 April 1862, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana
Mary Sarah Ann Sechrist
b. 19 October 1839, Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana
d. 30 April 1865, Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana

m/2. 1 November 1866, Wayne County, Indiana
Zella P. Sawyer

Children with Mary Sarah Ann Sechrist:
• Etta Elizabeth (1863-1944) married Harry Beecher Cottingham

James was in Company I, 36th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. He was mustered in at Richmond, 16 September 1861, and mustered out at Indianapolis, 21 September 1864. During this time he was a sergeant, lieutenant, and a captain. It is unknown what year he left Indiana.

Submitted by:
Steve Hill
Rosselle IL
E-mail: hill55537@cs.com

Robert Henry Hall

Robert Henry Hall
b. 23 October 1862, near Butlerville, Jennings County, Indiana, to David and Margaret (Davidson) Hall
d. 25 February 1955, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

m. 10 September 1896, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana
Nellie Cooley
b. 26 August 1872, Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana
d. 9 September 1911, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana

Children with Nellie Cooley:
• Frances (b. abt. 1899)
• Frieda (b. 1901)
• Margaret E. (b. 1903)
• Allen R. (b. 1906)
• Howard H. (b. 1909)

Robert’s parents came to Indiana from Butler, Pennsylvania. Robert quit school after the fourth grade. He also lost an eye while chopping wood, but after marrying and having a family, he earned a degree in Civil Engineering.

Local citizens razzed him about leaving home at age 62 to build houses in Barrington, Illinois. He not only won contracts to build them, but his houses were featured in the Roto Gravure section of the Chicago Tribune.

After the banks failed in 1933, he made his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his daughter Margaret.

Submitted by:
Marynell D. Kirkwood
Moline IL

William Hall

William Hall
b. 5 December 1822, New London, Howard County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Nancy (Roberts) Hall
d. after 1891, California

m.
[–?–]
d. 1891, Minnesota

The Hall family were farmers and Quakers. They came to Indiana between 1811 and 1815 from North Carolina. William served as a Union soldier and moved on to Minnesota around 1867. His father joined him there a short time later. After his father died in 1885 and his wife died in 1891, he moved to Pasadena, California, with his children and grandchildren.

Submitted by:
Fran Jutzi
Orange CA
E-mail: flj92868@yahoo.com

John Creviston

John Creviston
b. 1797, Bedford or Somerset County, Pennsylvania
d. 9 June 1880, near Arthur, Douglas County, Illinois

m. 31 January 1822, Wayne County, Indiana
Isabella Grewell
b. February 1802, Kent County, Maryland
d. 27 July 1879, near Arthur, Douglas County, Illinois

Children with Isabella Grewell:

  • Sarah married George W. Zern
  • Harriett married (1) Horace Button, (2) George Taylor
  • Mary married Thomas Walker
  • Andrew
  • Elizabeth married Henry M. Hall
  • John Robert married Catherine Jane Logan
  • Nancy Jane married Joel King
  • Hannah Naomi married (1) Jestes D. Wilson, (2) W. L. Bonham
  • William married Susan Alice Hood
  • Jacob married Maranda Davis
  • Isabelle (died at age 11)
  • Castillia married Alexander Rogers
  • Rosa married (1) John Van Houten, (2) Isaac Newell

John came to Indiana after a great flood in Pennsylvania. He lived in Wayne County and Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, before leaving the state in 1851.

Submitted by:
M. Tracy Carpenter
Lambertville, MI

William Newton Monroe

William Newton Monroe
b. 4 June 1841, Flat Creek, Scott County, Indiana, to Sanders Alexander and Katherine Elizabeth (Monroe) Monroe
d. 26 December 1935, Monrovia, California

m. 24 December 1863, Fort Kearney, Nebraska
Mary Jane Hall
b. 1 January 1846, LaGrange, Lewis County, Missouri, to Milton S. and Nianna Hall
d. 8 February 1932, Monrovia, California

Children with Mary Jane Hall:

  • Milton Sanders (d. 1899)
  • George Otto married Anetta Evans
  • Myrtle Mignonette married Bruce C. Bailey
  • Jesse Lee (d. age 7)
  • Mabelle Huntington married Thomas Dyer

William’s family moved to Liberty Bell, Iowa, when he was only eleven years old. After finishing grammar school, he went to Ashland University, Iowa, and graduated at eighteen years old. Following graduation, he taught school in the John Wiley district on the Des Moines River. He had thirty-six pupils and received a salary of forty dollars a month. He took turns boarding with parents of his pupils.

On 3 August 1861, William enlisted in the Union Army at Ottumwa, Iowa. He joined the First Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and his regiment fought in battles in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. He was subsequently commissioned First Lieutenant and was mustered out in 1865 with the rank of Major.

After the Civil War, William engaged in railroad construction work in association with his father-in-law, building twenty-five miles of railroad from Omaha to Fremont, Nebraska. More railroad construction followed, taking the family from California to Texas, to Chile, South America, to Mexico, and to Alaska. Along the way he bought land, helped found the town of Monrovia, named in his honor, and served as the new town’s first mayor.

In 1935, at the age of ninety-four, he led the Monrovia Day parade when Monrovia celebrated its forty-ninth anniversary.

Submitted by:
Naomi Keith Sexton
Scottsburg IN
E-mail: scasi@c3bb.com