Tag Archives: Harvey

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 Swope

William Swope
b. 27 January 1818, Monroe County, Virginia (West Virginia), to James (1783-about 1839) and Frances (Harvey) (about 1776-about 1830) Swope
d. 17 February 1884, Fillmore Township, Iowa County, Iowa

m/1. 24 November 1839, Henry County, Indiana
Polly Harvey
b. 8 May 1819, Monroe County, Virginia (West Virginia), to John Harvey (about 1785-1856)
d. 28 May 1865, Fillmore Township, Iowa County, Iowa

m/2. 26 May 1867, North English, Iowa County, Iowa
Susan [–?–] Brewer
b. February 1825, Kentucky
d. after 1900

Children with Polly Harvey:
• John H. (1841-1901) married Mary Etta Garringer (1853-1938)
• Jane (ca. 1842-bef. 1915) married Louis Martland
• Mary Emily (1843-1879) married James M. Lowder/ Louder
• Benjamin Austin (1846-1926) married Laura Edith McKinstry (1851-1954)
• Elizabeth F. “Becky” (1848-1909)
• Jemimah Catherine “Kate” (1852-aft. 1920) married Andrew Jack Burne (b. 1846)
• Joshua Louis “Luther” (1852-1938)
• James Wesley (1855-1939) married Myra W. [–?–] (1868-1904)
• Polly Ann “Anna” (1859-1884) married Lorenzo Maitlen (1855-1898)
• William H. (1862-1912)

The family was in Jefferson Township, Henry County, Indiana, by 1832 and left from there in 1856. William’s second wife Susan was Mrs. Brewer; she had five children.

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

James Henry Horine

James Henry Horine
b. 20 March 1827, Jessamine County, Kentucky, to Dr. Jefferson Napoleon and Mary (Dean) Horine
d. 1896, Newell, Iowa

m. 24 February 1848, Grant County, Indiana
Rachel Davis
b. 19 July 1827, Henry County, Indiana, to Mark and Rebecca (Osborne) Davis
d. 21 June 1901, Newell, Iowa

Children with Rachel Davis:
• Mary Ann (b. 1849) married (1) [–?–] Thomas, (2) Nelson Sickles
• Ruth Ellen (b. 1851) married J.V. Mullenix
• Enoch M. (b. 1853) married Clementine Harvey
• Nancy E. (b. 1856) married William J. Mann
• George L. (b. 1858)
• Stephen David (1858-1931) married Lillie Mae Beeson
• Thomas Jefferson (b. 1861) married Etta Green
• John Mark (b. 1863) married Jennie Elizabeth Fyfe
• Rebecca Elizabeth (1866-1936) married (1) Willis Rockwell, (2) Marion Lawson Kinnamon
• Julie May (b. 1868)

James came to Delaware County, Indiana, with his parents in 1837. Next they lived near Kokomo in
Howard County. In 1852, the family moved to Friendswood, Sauk County, Wisconsin, where he was a farmer and owned a lime kiln and a quarry. In 1894, they moved to Newell, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Leslie Hope
Santa Monica CA
E-mail: lahope@jps.net

Clara Alice Dexter

Clara Alice Dexter
b. 2 February 1886, Morocco, Newton County, Indiana, to David Austin and Anne Marier (Howell) Dexter, Jr.
d. 28 March 1969, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas

m. before 1903
Joseph Marion Swiger
b. 15 November 1877, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to John and Sarah (Harvey) Swiger

Children with Joseph Marion Swiger:
• Barbara Ellen (1903-1984) married (1) Russell Chester Miller, (2) Newton Vincent Smith, (3) James Bodkins
• Margarete May (1904-1979) married Edward Joseph Hartke
• Lawrence Elmer (1907-1977) married Gertrude Peo
• Daisy Lorena (b. 1907) married Harold Edward Millard
• Jennie Blanch (1909-1998) married (1) Chester Bert Zimmerman, (2) Leo Stanley Owxzarski
• Sarah Evelena (1911-1994) married (1) Harry Novak, (2) Jesse Frank Odle
• Joseph Willferd (1914-1966) married (1) Irma May Walker, (2) Betty Lou Gunn
• Beatrice Louella (b. 1916) married Orran Zerber
• Benjamin Willard (1919-1961) married Marjorie Harris
• Florence Elizabeth (b. 1924) married Garl Figgins
• Mary Louise (b. 1931) married (1) Russell W. Vernard, (2) Denzil Patrick

The family lived in Tippecanoe, Lake, LaPorte, and Newton counties in Indiana. Clara left Michigan City after 1944. At the time of her death, she lived next door to her daughter Barbara. Joseph’s whereabouts after 1927 are unknown. Clara was granted a legal separation from Joseph on 3 April 1926 in LaPorte County. The divorce was granted 18 January 1927 in the same county. She was called Alice, her middle name, until after the divorce, when she began using Clara.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net

George William Uphaus

George William Uphaus
b. 12 July 1871, Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana, to Johann and Anna Marie (Igelmann) Uphaus
d. 27 February 1956, Glasgow, Valley County, Montana

m. 8 May 1895, Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana
Elizabeth Henrietta Beck
b. 16 August 1874, Ripley County, Indiana, to A. C. Frederick and Anna Marie (Reidemann) Beck
d. 7 March 1956, Glasgow, Valley County, Montana

Children with Elizabeth Henrietta Beck:

  • Raymond Frederick
  • Roy George
  • Mary Anne married Sherman Francis Harvey
  • Lester Charles
  • Clara Rose married William McKee Anderson
  • Emery Delos
  • William Henry
  • Richard Herschel
  • Merla Marcella married Bert Elmo Gines

In 1903, George and Elizabeth Uphaus emigrated from Ripley County, Indiana, to Iroquois County, Illinois. Ten years later, they moved to Church’s Ferry, North Dakota, where they homesteaded on Brazil Creek, Valley County, Montana, in 1913.

Bill, as George William was known, had brought shorthorn cattle, horses, and machinery with him to Montana by train. The first man in his neighborhood to own a gasoline engine powered tractor, he did the neighborhood plowing required by the Homestead Act for improving the land. In the fall, he canvassed the neighborhood with a threshing machine, horsedrawn bundle racks, and a cook car.

Elizabeth’s nephew Emmert Hadler, a bachelor who left Indiana in 1917 to work on the Great Northern Railway, visited the family frequently.

Submitted by:
Merla Uphaus Gines
Renton WA

Jacob Anderson Stark

Jacob Anderson Stark
b. 29 November 1847, Crothersville, Jackson County, Indiana, to Samuel and Sarah Ann Stark
d. 30 December 1914, Grove Township, Adair County, Iowa

m. 6 December 1868, Jackson County, Indiana
Barbara Ellen (Harvey) Hedrick
b. 24 April 1849, Thornhill, Grainger County, Tennessee
d. 18 May 1920, Harrison Township, Adair County, Iowa

Children with Barbara Ellen (Harvey) Hedrick:

  • Sarah Emma
  • Ozella Gelestine
  • Ida May
  • William Andrew
  • Bessie Estella
  • Kate
  • Freddie

Jacob moved in 1877 to Cass County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Judith L. Weber
Greenfield IA

Calaway Hedrick

Calaway Hedrick
b. 6 November 1832–33, Tennessee, to John and Lucy (Hipshire) Hedrick
d. July 1912, Liberty, Montgomery County, Kansas

m. 3 November 1858, Grainger County, Tennessee
Sarah Emmaline Harvey
b. September 1828 or 1830, Tennessee
d. 30 July 1902, Montgomery County, Kansas

Children with Sarah Emmaline Harvey:

  • Barbara Ellen
  • William Tobias
  • Mary
  • Eliza
  • James E.
  • Lucy
  • Albert Sherman
  • John Wesley

Calaway immigrated to Indiana from Tennessee in 1865. He emigrated from Randolph County, Indiana, to Liberty, Montgomery County, Kansas, after 1876.

Submitted by:
Judith L. Weber
Greenfield IA