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William Cornett Stark

William Cornett
b. 14 June 1844, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 14 September 1919, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

m. 10 January 1867, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas
Mary Molly Dawson
b. 1844, Texas
d. 1910

Children with Mary Molly Dawson:
• Willard (b. 1870)
• Addie (1871-1930)
• Annie (1872-1935)

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Silas Stark

Silas Stark
b. 15 November 1841, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 20 February 1875, Windsor, Henry County, Missouri

m. 3 September 1863, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Margaret Eliza Johnson
b. 18 April 1845, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 31 August 1914, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Children with Margaret Eliza Johnson:
• Luella (1864-1956) married William Franklin Radspinner
• William Elijah (1866-1940) married (1) Sarah Ellen Smith, (2) Birdie Mae Smith
• Lytle Johnson (1869-1888)
• Ambrose Edward (1871-1926) married Louise Kerr
• Raymond Clifford (1873-1875)

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Elijah Stark

Elijah Stark
b. 4 July 1811, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Frances Stark
d. 25 December 1898, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

m. 16 October 1837, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Elizabeth Johnson
b. 27 February 1818, to William and Margaret (Shook) Johnson
d. 22 September 1902, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Elizabeth Johnson:
• Thomas (1838-1838)
• James (1839-1921) married Hester Ann Ludwick
• Silas (1841-1875) married Margaret Eliza Johnson
• William Cornett (1844-1919) married Mary Molly Dawson
• Henry (1847-1935) married Minerva Ann Gray
• Wilson (1849-1895)
• John (1851-1943) married Mary Eliza Tyson
• Anna (1854-1925)
• Calvin (1856-1939) married Elizabeth Shook
• Mary Frances (1859-1860)
• Emery (1861-1938) (twin)
• Martha (1861-1861) (twin)

In the early 1830’s, Frances Stark moved her two sons to a farm east of Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana. Elijah received his education in Lexington, Kentucky. He purchased his own land in Ripley County in 1832. He taught school, played violin, taught singing, and farmed. In 1834, he went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Natchez, Mississippi with a flatboat load of produce. He remained in Natchez nearly four years. While there, he learned carpentry and married Elizabeth. Their first child was born and died there. In 1838, they moved to Ripley County, Indiana. He was elected Treasurer of Ripley County in 1846, and elected County Clerk in 1860. Elijah moved to Grant City, Missouri in 1885.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

James Arthur Soules Jr.

James Arthur Soules, Jr.
b. 28 May 1895, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to James Arthur and Angeline Isabell (Jones) Soules, Sr.
d. 27 July 1987, Madras, Oregon

m. 10 September 1919, Dickinson, North Dakota
Beth Carpenter Johnson
b. 14 January 1896, Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 26 March 1976, Dickinson, North Dakota

Children with Beth Carpenter Johnson:
• Ward James (1920-1990) married Beverly Fohl
• Garet James (1924-2002) married Dacotah Omemee Swett

James resided in Vigo County, Indiana, until 1905, when the family left for North Dakota, and then later moved to Oregon. He served in the Army during World War I as a Lieutenant and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

James Arthur Soules, Sr.

James Arthur Soules, Sr.
b. March 1862, Vigo County, Indiana, to Origen Brigham and Fraches Ann (Watkins-Draper) Soules
d. 14 September 1945, Bismarck, North Dakota

m/1. 20 October 1891, Vigo County, Indiana
Angeline Isabell Jones
b. 17 January 1866, Vigo County, Indiana, to Nathaniel M. and Sarah Ann (Brown) Jones
d. 3 November 1900, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2.
Wilhelmina Neukom

Children with Angeline Isabell Jones:
• Frances Sarah (1892-1967) married Vincent Grimes
• James Arthur, Jr. (1895-1987) married (1) Connie Carlson, (2) Beth Carpenter Johnson

Children with Wilhelmina Neukom:
• Mary E. (1910-1972) married Powell J. Bing

This family was first in Indiana prior to 1826 and resided in Vigo County. James did not leave for North Dakota until after 1905. He was a businessman and elected county officer while in Vigo County, and later a businessman in North Dakota.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

William Thomas Tarpey

William Thomas Tarpey
b. 27 February 1879, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to John and Ellen (Sheridan) Tarpey
d. 10 April 1962, Vermillion, Lorain County, Ohio

m/1. 18 September 1899, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Delia Brigit Kelly
b. 8 May 1876, Indiana
d. 7 March 1927, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

m/2.
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m/3. 30 November 1917, Chicago, Illinois
Senobia Albertina Johansson/Johnson

Children with Delia Brigit Kelly:
• Helen (1901-1982)
• John

Children with Senobia Albertina Johansson/Johnson:
• Marie (b. 1919)
• Alice

Williams’s family came to Indiana after 1872. They left Indianapolis in the 1950’s.

Submitted by:
Mary Mathewson
Rocky River OH
E-mail: mary@treesprout.com

James Stark

James Stark
b. 19 April 1839, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 15 July 1921, Newburg, Jasper County, Iowa

m. 3 May 1864, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Hester Ann Ludwick
b. 10 July 1845, to Jacob and Hester (Myers) Ludwick
d. 15 September 1927, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa

Children with Hester Ann Ludwick:
• William Cornett (1865-1929) married Sophia Jane Love
• Mary Elizabeth (1866-1944) married (1) Willis Eugene Newton, (2) Porter Y. Fuller
• Anna Florence (b. 1868) married Newton John Morgart
• Elijah Ludwick (1872-ca. 1950) married Isadora Strickland
• Clarence Howard (1876-1955) married Ida Elizabeth Green
• Edith Viola (1880-1918) married Clarence Grubb

James was a deputy treasurer of Ripley County under his father. He enlisted in the 68th Indiana Regiment in 1861. In 1869, he, his wife, and three young children left Ripley County by covered wagon for Jasper County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com