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Sylvanus Everett Huber

Sylvanus Everett Huber
birth: 22 May 1855, probably in Fayette Co., Indiana to Levi Reed and Eliza (Dungan) Huber
death: 7 April 1928, at  Rensselear, Jasper Co., IN
burial: Wheatfield Cemetery, Wheatfield, Jasper Co., IN

marriage: 18 November 1874 at Owen Co., IN
Louisa Neier
birth: 11 Janurary 1858, Owen Co., IN
death: 31 march 1907, Jasper Co., IN
burial: Wheatfield Cemetery, Wheatfield, Jasper Co., IN

Children of Louisa Neier and Sylvanus Everett Huber:

  • Willie Huber, b. 1875, d. 1876
  • Minne Alice Huber, b. 23 Aug 1877, d. 29 May 1948, m. James Montague Blankenship
  • Cora E Huber, b. 22 Sep 1879, d. 25 July 1959, m. Oliver Perry Hodge
  • Maude Huber, b. 3 April 1882, d. 19 April 1962, m. Greeley H Comer
  • Clara Huber, b. 13 Feb 1884, d. March 1985, m. Lewis Albert Grube
  • Ada Huber, b. 14 May 1887, d. after 19 April 1962, m. George J. Heil

Sylvanus Everett Huber  Lived In:

  • 1855 – probably Fayette County, Indiana
  • By 1860 – Owen County, Indiana
  • After 1874 – death in 1928 – Jasper County, Indiana

Other Information:
Ancestor is submitter’s maternal grandfather. He was raised by his stepmother, Margaret Caroline (Lucas) Huber.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net


Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana
Perlina White
b. 25 September 1813, Union County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary (Lewis) White
d. 25 January 1895, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Perlina White:
• Charles W. (1835-1908) married America Hodge
• Asa V. B. (1837-1906) married Zelpha M. Walker
• Richard S. (1839-1911) married Adaline Davis
• Sarah E. (1841-1905) married Jasper Cartwright
• Bathsheba (1843-1928) married Nathan Ashby
• Emanuel (1845-1922) married Rosaline Thompson
• Mary Jane (1847-1877) married Henry Chism
• John A. (1849-1870)
• Lafayette (1851-1890) married Elizabeth Beavers
• Adeline P. (1853-1949) married Thomas C. Orr

In about 1834, Reeves moved to Union County, Indiana with his siblings, John Alfred Riggins, Richard Stokes Riggins, and Polly Riggins and her spouse, Isaac Dunn. Reeves left Indiana in about 1846 and moved to Coles County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

Olive Alexander

Olive Alexander
b. 10 June 1887, Jay County, Indiana, to Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander
d. 29 October 1973, Merced, Merced County, California

m/1. 11 August 1906, Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana
Dallas Ray Richison
b. 4 August 1884, Jay County, Indiana, to Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison
d. 13 March 1947, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana

m/2. 15 April 1950
J. Frank Hodge
b. 24 November 1878, Jay County, Indiana, to Commodore Perry and Susan (Wood) Hodge
d. 1956, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana

Children with Dallas Ray Richison:
• Modjeska Pauline (1907-1989) married Milburn
Theodore Thornburg
• Ophir Orlo (1909-1949) married Zella Beatrice
• Herbert Meredith (1913-1969) married Alice Louise
• Charles Allen (1918-1989) married Mildred Miley
• Frank Vaughn (1920-1999) married Edith Catherine

Olive lived in Jay and Randolph counties while she was in Indiana. She was moved to California by her son Frank and daughter Pauline when her health began to decline in 1966. When she died there in 1973, her ashes were flown back to Indiana to be buried beside her first husband, the father of all her children, in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Thomas Franklin Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney

Thomas Franklin Alexander
b. 19 October 1850, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana, to Thomas and Lucinda (Harshman) Alexander
d. 25 October 1915, Portland, Jay, Indiana
bur. New Pittsburg Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana

m. 4 September 1873, Randolph County, Indiana
Mary Ann Courtney
b. 22 November 1849, Switzerland County, Indiana
d. 20 December 1903, Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana
bur. New Pittsburg Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana

Thomas Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney gravestone

Thomas Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney gravestone

Children of Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander:

  • Norman (1874-1933) married (1) Anna J. Hinkley. (2) Katie McClish
  • Carman (1876-1944) married Diora Delltieu Vincent
  • Clarence (1879-1975) married (1) Blanche Bash, (2) Anna Jennetta Imel
  • Arthur (1883-1953) married Eva Bisel
  • Armeda (1885-1913) married Robert Clem McKinley
  • Olive (1887-1973) married (1) Dallas Ray Richison, (2) J. Frank Hodge

Thomas appears to have spent his entire life in Jay and Randolph counties. He was a farmer and had pictures taken of he and Mary Ann with their first grandchild about 1901 or 1902 by a photographer in Portland. Another picture taken at the same time includes all of his children. Each of the pictures were passed down through different branches of the family and only recently have the present owners of the two pictures learned of the existence of the second picture.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com