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Margaret Ellen McCauley

Margaret Ellen McCauley
b. 8 August 1846, Orange County, Indiana
d. 3 August 1916, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m. 7 October 1866
A. J. Abel

Children with A. J. Abel:
• J. K.
• F. W.
• C. C.
• [–?–] married W. A. Hunting
• [–?–] married E. N. Jenkins
• [–?–] married P. E. Feltner
• [–?–] married L. S. Peterson

Margaret only lived in Orange County while in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

John Martin Sims

John Martin Sims
b. 24 April 1843, near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, to Henry J. and Mary Ann (Jenkins) Simms

Lucy J. Bryant
b. about 1847, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Silas J. and Matilda (McCammack) Bryant
d. 1872

Rebecca Abigail Martin

Children with Lucy J. Bryant:

  • John Lewis (b. 1868)
  • Mary Matilda (b. 1870)

After the death of John’s mother, Mary Ann (Jenkins) Simms, in 1844, Henry J. Simms, John’s father, brought his motherless children to Morgan County, Indiana, where he bought land. After the death of their father about 1858, John Martin Sims and his younger twin brothers were “farmed out” to work for other people on their land.

John Martin Sims enlisted in Company B, 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, when he was 18 and served during the entire Civil War as a private and a corporal. He received his discharge on 17 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

John and Lucy J. (Bryant) Sims lived and farmed near Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana, for a time after their marriage. They then moved to near Leroy, McLean County, Illinois.

John Lewis Sims, son of John and Rebecca (Martin) Sims, was about 12 years old when he and his sister moved from Hendricks County, Indiana, to Stafford County, Kansas, in 1880 to live with their father and stepmother. Although he lived and farmed in Stafford County the rest of his life and died there on 2 August 1948, he always claimed to be a Hoosier and visited relatives in Indiana whenever possible. He married Alice Gertrude Ewing in 1896 and had five children, the youngest being Gilbert Lewis Sims, who was born 7 August 1915 and died 15 May 1966. Six children were born to John M. and Rebecca (Martin) Sims.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Sims Robinson
Berryton KS

John T Quackenbush

John T Quackenbush
b. 25 November 1847, Orange County, Indiana, to John and [–?–] Quackenbush
d. 17 January 1915, Clay County, Illinois

m. 3 October 1869, Clay County, Illinois
Nancy Jenkins

Children with Nancy Jenkins:

  • J. I.
  • Jesse M.
  • George
  • Hester married [–?–] Baker

John moved to Clay County with is parents when he was a young man. He and Nancy had two other children who died young.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt, from Clay County, Illinois, Roots, fall 1993, p. 50

David Parkhurst

David Parkhurst
b. 15 November 1783, Morris County, New Jersey, to Ezekiel and Abiel (Hathaway) Parkhurst
d. 6 September 1858, Effingham County, Illinois

m. about 1800, Kentucky or Tennessee
Jane Jenkins
b. about 1784, North Carolina, to Roderick and Nancy (Pack) Jenkins
d. 8 September 1858, Effingham County, Illinois

Children with Jane Jenkins:

  • William (b. bet. 1801/1804-bet. 1870/1880) married (1) Rebecca Russell, (2) Martha Jane Taylor
  • Ezekiel (1808-aft. 1879) married (1) Mary Dias/Dies, (2) Aletha McClanahan
  • Abigail (b. bet. 1804/1810) married (1) Asa Russell, (2) Micajah Kittell/Kitchell
  • [–?–] (b. bet. 1804/1810-bet. 1820/1830)
  • Cynthia (1809-1891) married Mark Mitchell
  • Mahala Jane (1811-1874) married David S. Mitchell
  • Roderick (1814-1863) married Charlotte Knight
  • Tryphenia (1816-bet. 1865/1868) married Major Mitchell
  • Mary (1820-bet. 1870/1875) married (1) Jacob Legan, (2) Andrew J. Davis
  • John W. (1823-1862) married (1) Mary Ann Nay, (2) Nancy [–?–]

David and Jane Parkhurst immigrated to Indiana in 1836 from Smith County, Tennessee. They resided at Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana, and then moved in 1851 to Effingham County, Illinois.

Jane’s mother was either full-blooded or onehalf Cherokee Indian and was said to have had a very bad temper.

The family of Ezekiel Parkhurst, David’s son, had a rather turbulent life. Cousins in Tennessee maintain that Ezekiel’s second wife murdered him after 1870 in Smith County, Tennessee, by putting poison in his coffee. She left quickly for Chicago after his death and was never charged with the crime. Later, one of Ezekiel’s sons, John C. Parkhurst, married Martha Younger, purported to be a sister of the Younger brothers who rode with the Jesse James gang. Another of Ezekiel’s sons, Robert S. Parkhurst, moved to Missouri, where his second wife, it is said, stabbed him to death, took his money, and escaped to Texas. Apparently Ezekiel’s family had a streak of bad luck, especially with second wives.

Submitted by:
Yvonne Parkhurst
Tacoma WA

John A.J. Abel

John A.J. Abel
b. 5 December 1838, Orange County, Indiana
d. 30 June 1918, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m. 7 October 1866
Margaret Ellen McCauley
d. 3 August 1916

Children with Margaret Ellen McCauley:

  • James A. of Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana
  • J. K. of Hoisington, Kansas
  • Frank W. of Pomona, Kansas
  • Courtland C. of Wichita, Kansas
  • [–?–] married E. N. Jenkins of Red Oak, Iowa
  • [–?–] married W. A. Hunting of Caldwell, Kansas
  • [–?–] married F. S. Peterson of Anthony, Kansas
  • [–?–] married P.E. Feltner of Lyndon, Kansas

While John was born in Indiana and may have married there, he emigrated in 1899 to Kansas.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL


James Vance Bunten

James Vance Bunten
b. 16 December 1816, Mercer County, Kentucky, to William and Leannah (Wilson) Bunten
d. 16 July 1875, Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri

m. 19 October 1841, Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri
Ursula Flanary
b. 4 December 1820, Virginia
d. 10 September 1883, Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri

Children with Ursula Flanary:

  • Mary Ann (1842-1848)
  • Sarah Jane (1844-1848)
  • John F. (1846-1875) married Sallie Merritt
  • Susan S. (1848-1886) married John Wiley Worrel
  • William (1850-1930) married Alta Marlotte
  • James Marion (1852-1917) married Mary B. Nettie Jenkins
  • Henry Clay (1854-1869)
  • George Washington (1855-1856)
  • Martha Lee (1857-1879)
  • Thomas Green (1858-1943) married Dora Emma Gardner
  • Benjamin Franklin (1863-1864)

James Vance Bunten’s father, William Bunten, left Kentucky, James’s birthplace, due to his antipathy to slavery. James V. Bunten resided at Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, and moved in 1841 to Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Boris N. Bulatkin
Wichita KS