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William Henry Smith

William Henry Smith
b. 19 May 1846, Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, to Zebulon Collins and Mary Ann “Polly” (Moore) Smith
d. 7 November 1919, Douglas Township, Madison County, Iowa

m. 31 October 1869
Mary Elizabeth Miner
b. 11 May 1852, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Robert Harvey and Sarah Ann (Wright) Miner
d. 27 January 1931, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa

Children with Mary Elizabeth Miner:
• Fannie Grace (1871-1953) married Marcus James Boyce
• Edith May (1874-1952) married John F. Harrell

William Henry was a cabinet maker, a painter, a paperhanger, and sometimes built houses. He was called “Pilgrim” for a tune he used to whistle while working. His parents moved their family to Clarke County, Iowa in October 1855.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

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Alberic Heyraud

Alberic “Albert” Heyraud/Heraud
b. 1871, Besseges, Dept. Ardeche, France
d. about 1960, Dept. Ardeche, France

m. 1896, Dept. Ardeche, France
Fanny Eugene “Jennie” Verrot
b. 9 September 1875, Dept. Ardeche, France, to August and Fannie (Roche) Verrot or Vearaut
d. 28 May 1922, Linton, Greene County, Indiana

Children with Fanny Eugene Verrot:
• Denise A. (1901-1973) married (1) Charley J. Barnett, (2) [–?–] Davis, (3) Willard Jent
• Fernaud (1903-ca. 1909)
• Mary Rose “Marie” (1905-1962) married (1) Amos Edwards, (2) [–?–] Tincher
• Audrey “Odette” (1909-1983) married (1) Joseph Bart Harrell, (2) Floyd May

The family came to the United States on 27 June 1903. They first lived in McDonald, Pennsylvania. They had two other children who died before 1910. Albert was naturalized in 1919 in Greene County, Indiana. He was a farmer and a coal miner. After his wife’s death, Albert returned to France. There he remarried and had another daughter. He was reunited with his American daughters in Detroit, Michigan, in the fall of 1952. Albert had forgotten most of the English he had learned, and they had forgotten most of the French they grew up with.

Submitted by:
Amos Edwards
Greenfield IN

Margaret Heagans

Margaret Heagans
b. 20 April 1851, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Ann (Kelley) Heagans
d. 17 January 1919, Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois

m. 5 March 1868, Johnson County, Indiana
Robert Simeon Hunt
b. 21 December 1842, Johnson County, Indiana, to William R. and Martha (Terhune) Hunt

Children with Robert Simeon Hunt:
• Dallas (never married)
• Franklin Pierce married (1) Ida Andrews, (2) Sarah Land
• Anna Dale married David Riley Harrell
• Ida Estelle married Charles Richardson
• Homer Herschel married Mary Gertrude Dulgar

Margeret’s granddaughter, Irene Hunt, was a wellknown children’s author. Her book Across Five Aprils is loosely based on the Heagans-Hunt family history, including the story of William Heagan’s joining the Confederate Army. William Heagans, like many who lived in southern Indiana, was a Southern sympathizer; he left his dying wife and five children to join the Confederacy and was never heard from again.

Submitted by:
Irene “Rene” Denother
Alton IL

William Madison Harrell

William Madison Harrell
b. 30 December 1844, White River Township, Johnson County, Indiana, to Mosses and Margaret (Street) Harrell
d. 19 March 1934, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

m. 3 August 1865, Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Mary Catherine Hoover
b. 28 August 1840, Miami County, Indiana, to Eli and Sarah (Beaver) Hoover
d. 24 January 1910, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Mary Catherine Hoover:
• Louisa Jane (1867-1910) married William Peterson
• Alta Viola (1870-1932) married Thomas Truman Winchester
• John Sherman (1873-1919) married Letha Alma Long

William was the sixth of eleven children. He outlived all of his siblings and three of his own children, dying at the age of 89.

He farmed for a while in Howard County, Indiana, and was part owner of the old Stonebraker Mill on Wildcat Creek. In the early 1880’s, with wife and three children, he left Indiana for Nebraska, where he homesteaded 160 acres about five miles north of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska.

A few years later, he settled on 160 acres about seven miles northwest of Anselmo. Several of his cousins of the Greenbury Rush Street family also lived in the area—there were so many families from Indiana they called it “Hoosier Valley.” There was even a post office named Hoosier at William’s farm for about five years at the turn of the century.

Submitted by:
Ray Duncan Harrell
Centennial CO
E-mail: rayharrell@comcast.net

Joseph Thomas Harrell

Joseph Thomas Harrell
b. 22 August 1833, Clark County, Indiana
d. 4 June 1906, Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois

m. 12 September 1861, Clark County, Indiana
Anna Catherine Makowsky
b. 17 September 1834, Clark County, Indiana
d. Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois

Children with Anna Catherine Makowsky:
• David Riley
• Parazyde
• Myrtle
• Taber
• Phyletus
• Ann Dale married [–?–] Hunt
• Walden

Joseph Thomas was born in southern Indiana and moved north to Johnson County, Indiana. During the Civil War he served with the Union Army in the 28th Indiana Volunteers, Company H, based in Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky. His one daughter, Parazyde, was named for the Army nurse that took care of Joseph while he was in the Army hospital. Prior to 1892, he emigrated to Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Irene “Rene” Denother
Alton IL

David Riley Harrell

David Riley Harrell
b. 30 August 1865, Johnson County, Indiana, to Joseph Thomas and A. Catherine (Makowsky) Harrell
d. 5 December 1837, Alton, Madison County, Illinois

m. 18 August 1892, Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois
Anna Dale Hunt
b. 13 September 1874, Johnson County, Indiana
d. 29 October 1895, Bushton, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Anna Dale Hunt:
• Winifred Columbia married George Baker
• Dallas Thomas married Irene Lois Kaune

David was a carpenter and cabinetmaker that worked between eastern Illinois and western Indiana. He left Indiana prior to 1892 for Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Irene “Rene” Denother
Alton IL

Arthur Alva Austin

ARTHUR ALVA AUSTIN
b. 14 September 1883, near English, Crawford County, Indiana, to James and Nancy (Peyton) Austin
d. 2 August 1959, Alton, Madison County, Illinois

m. 10 June 1905, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Mary Grace (Riley) Gowen
b. 4 April 1883, Coles County, Illinois
d. 13 March 1959, Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Children of Mary Grace Riley and (1)Henry Gowen:

  • Chester married Gladys Champlin

Children with Mary Grace Riley:

  • Raymond Arthur
  • Nancy Marie married Leo Johnson
  • Nolan Estes married Helen Ross
  • Vivian Pearl married (1) Raymond Cummings, (2) Edward Rhodes
  • Garnett Ruth
  • Hazel Ivadean married (1) Norman Combs, (2) John Edwards
  • Harold E. married (1) Mary Lucille Harrell, (2) Lucille Lea
  • Calvin Clyde

Arthur and Mary left Indiana prior to 1911 and went to Patton Station, Lawrence County, Illinois. They moved to western Illinois around World War I to join up with Arthur’s brother, Cyrus Austin. They moved to Wood River Township, Madison County, Illinois.

Arthur found work at the Western Cartridge Company, which is now the world-renown ammunitions and chemical manufacturer, Olin Corporation. Olin was founded at East Alton, Madison County, Illinois, in 1892 and is best known for supplying ammunition in time of war. Its most famous line is the Winchester Rifle and cartridges. Arthur worked for Western for 25 years before retiring in 1948.

They lived in Crawford and Knox counties while in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Irene “Rene” Denother
Alton IL