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William “Henderson” Lewelling

William “Henderson” Lewelling
b. 23 April 1809/10, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach (1787-1840) and Jane (1789-1835) (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. 28 December 1878, San Jose, Alameda County, California

m/1. 30 December 1830, Henry County, Indiana
Jane Elizabeth Presnall
b. 8 April 1815, Randolph County, North Carolina, to John and Hannah (Littler) Presnall
d. 7 March 1851, Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Oregon

m/2. 27 June 1851
Phoebe Eddy Grimes



Children with Jane Elizabeth Presnall:
• Alfred William (1831-1904) married Mary Elizabeth Campbell
• Mary (1833-1850) married William Meek
• Asenath (1834-1875) married John Bozarth
• Rachel “Hattie” (1837-1917/19) married (1) Seth Eddy, (2) Henry Charles Wilson
• Jane Harriet (1839-1872) married Henry Welch Eddy
• Hannah (1841-1917) married (1) Walter Wood, (2) William Bradbury, (3) Col. A. P. Hawes
• Levi (1843-1877) married Emma Eaton
• Albert (1845-1883) married Mary Gardener
• Oregon Columbia (1847-1912) married Emily Jane Norris
• Eliza Anne (1849-aft. 1925) married Isaac Wood

Henderson came to Indiana in 1822 with his father. He was in the nursery business with his brother John while in Indiana. He moved to near Salem, Iowa, by 1837 and opened a nursery there.

After reading of Lewis and Clark’s adventures, he was determined to leave Iowa. In 1847, he took his cargo of living trees across the plains and over the Rocky Mountains to the Willamette Valley, the first cultivated or grafted fruit to reach the Pacific Northwest.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Joseph Edward Parmer

Joseph Edward Parmer
b. 29 June 1893, Franklin County, Indiana, to Joseph and Sarah (Scott) Parmer
d. 12 April 1938, Williston, North Dakota

m. 7 May 1917, North Dakota
Thea Bakke
b. 6 September 1893, Ottofy, North Dakota
d. 17 Mar 1966, Fargo, North Dakota

Children with Thea Bakke:

  • Thelma Sylvia (1918-2000) married Adolph Gurk
  • Warren Claude (1920-2001) married Ethel Elaine Homme
  • Viola Deloris (b. 1922) married Waldo Phillip McDonald
  • Joseph Theodore (b. 1924) married Carol Joyce Fautect
  • Levi Quintin (b. 1927) married Ruth Ellen Hawes
  • Dwayne Dennis (b. 1930) married Luella Charlotte
  • Russell Gary (1935-1994) married (1) Magdelin Krump, (2) Bobby [–?–]

Submitted by:
Frances Metz
Batesville IN