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Ambrose Whitlock Smith

Ambrose Whitlock Smith
b. 2 January 1831, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, to James and Eliza (Jones) Smith
d. 22 October 1898, Portia, Lawrence County, Arkansas

m/1. 15 August 1853, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Sarah Ellen Kellar
b. 14 February 1834, Jefferson County, Kentucky, to Moses and Catherine Kellar
d. 22 June 1858, Jefferson County, Kentucky

m/2.
Elizabeth [–?–]

m/3. 21 June 1862
Julia F. (Chadwick) Rainey
b. 1 June 1828
d. 20 January 1887

m/4. 23 January 1888
Laura Morill
b. about 1830

m/5. 14 September 1892
A. Baker
b. about 1842

Children with Sarah Ellen Kellar:
• Emma Hite (1854-1920) married Thomas Watkins Campbell
• Anna Ayres (1856-1890) married Edward Bryant Kellar

The Smith family left Knox County, Indiana, about 1834 for Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Ambrose’s parents had a cotton plantation, as well as a house in New Orleans. Julia Rainey had several children from her previous marriage that became part of his household. During his first marriage, Ambrose lived in Kentucky, but later took the children to Louisiana after their mother’s death. In 1859 he purchased land in Lawrence County, Arkansas. Shortly after the town of Portia was opened on the railroad, Ambrose moved there. He was a dry goods merchant, a druggist, and a land merchant.

Submitted by:
Steven E. Kellar
Overland Park KS

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Achelus Shedrick Key

Achelus Shedrick Key
b. 18 January 1842, Surry County, North Carolina, to William S. and Lydia D. (Jones) Key
d. 13 June 1930, Sharpsburg, Taylor County, Iowa

m/1. 31 December 1862, Surry County, North Carolina
Martha Ellen Whittaker
d. Indiana

m/2. 1 November 1868, Jasper County, Indiana
Mary Grubb
b. 19 November 1846, Jefferson County, Virginia, to Adam and Elizabeth (Mercer) Grubb
d. 19 February 1901, Grove Township, Taylor County, Iowa

m/3. 22 September 1901
Sarah Ellen Coe
b. 3 September 1873, North Carolina
d. 21 July 1969, Taylor County, Iowa

Children with Martha Ellen Whittaker:
• Samuel Jefferson (1865-1924) married Rose L. Gaudard
• James Lewis (ca. 1867-1961) married Blanche Davis

Children with Mary Grubb:
• Eliza Ellen (1870-1918) married John Wattie Campbell
• Cora Lee (b. 1872) married Elmer McLaughlin
• John Orman (1874-1957) married Goldie Cook
• Charles Lee William (1879-ca. 1950) married Ida Bell Crowe
• William (b. aft. 1880)
• Oscar Henry (1883-1967) married Ethel Mae Strum
• Rosa Edith (1885-1934) married Jerry Wilson

Children with Sarah Ellen Coe:
• Roxa Viola (1902-1961)
• Lloyd Amond (b. 1903) married Edna Weese
• Eunice May (b. 1905) married James A. Eller
• Lydia DeBose (b. 1907) married Russell Reynolds
• Bessie Maciel (1908-1944) married Elwin Brown
• Hollis Cecil (1910-1910)
• Hattie Dell (b. 1911) married Asa Tackett
• Royal Jackson (1914-1917)
• Lula Tessie (1917-1917)
• Dora Jessie (1917-1918)
• Mary Lessie (b. 1917) married William Terry

A. S. Key was a Confederate soldier in Company H, 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (volunteers) from June 1861 for twelve months. He was wounded as part of Jackson’s campaign of the Shenandoah Valley on 25 May 1862. In June 1862, he was reported as being “absent without leave.”

Six months later her married his first wife. The couple most likely moved to Indiana between the births of their two sons, probably because of the harsh conditions in North Carolina after the war. Martha died, leaving him with two young children. While it is not known exactly when they came to Indiana, they left Jasper County in 1869.

He married Mary in Jasper County and their first child was born in Peoria, Illinois, where Mary also had family. By 1880, the family was in Grove Township, Taylor County, Iowa.

By the end of his life, A. S. had married three times and had twenty children, the last three being triplets. His name has also been spelled Achillus Sherdrick Key.

Submitted by:
Sandra L. Carter-Duff
Denver CO
E-mail: sandy@carduff.com

William J. Jones

William J. Jones
b. 13 January 1856, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Nathaniel and Sarah (Brown) Jones
d. 23 December 1933, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington

m. 10 July 1877, Vigo County, Indiana
Florence Belle Pierce/Pearce
b. 21 June 1858, Riley Township, Vigo County, Indiana
d. 28 February 1947, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington

Children with Florence Bell Pierce/Pearce:
• Victoria (b. 1878)
• Nellie (b. 1880)
• Sylvia (b. 1886)
• Charles (b. 1889)
• Lulu May (b. 1891)

The family left Riley Township, Vigo County, in 1906 to homestead in Hettinger County, North Dakota. In about 1925, the parents and some of their daughters went to Los Angeles County, California, where they remained until about 1930 when they moved to Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.

Submitted by:
Jeanne Clement Oates
Lake Stevens WA

Mary Grubb

Mary Grubb
b. 19 November 1846, Jefferson County, Virginia, to Adam and Elizabeth (Mercer) Grubb
d. 19 February 1901, Taylor County, Iowa

m. 1 November 1868, Jasper County, Indiana
Achelus Shedrick Key
b. 18 January 1842, Surry County, North Carolina, to William S. and Lydia D. (Jones) Key
d. 13 June 1930, Sharpsburg, Taylor County, Iowa

Children with Achelus Shedrick Key:
• Eliza Ellen (1870-1918) married John Wattie Campbell
• Cora Lee (b. 1872) married Elmer McLaughlin
• John Orman (1874-1957) married Goldie Cook
• Charles Lee (1879-ca. 1950) married Ida Bell Crowe
• Wiliam (b. aft. 1880)
• Oscar Henry (1883-1967) married Ethel Mae Sturm
• Rosa Edith (1885-1934) married Jerry Wilson

Mary and her parents moved to Ohio in 1850 and to Jasper County, Indiana, in 1852. She and her husband moved to Peoria County, Illinois, in February 1869 and to Taylor County, Iowa, in the spring of 1880.

Achelus was in Company H, 21st Regiment of the Confederate Army and was wounded on 25 May 1862; the next month he and his brother deserted. He was married in 1862 in Jasper County, Indiana, to Martha Ellen Whittaker; they had two sons, Sam and Lewis, who were raised by Mary Grubb Key. He was married 22 September 1901 in Iowa to Sarah Ellen Coe; they had eleven children.

Submitted by:
Sandra L. Carter-Duff
Denver CO
E-mail: sandy@carduff.com

Isaiah Elliott

Isaiah Elliott
b. 21 May 1818, Center Township, Wayne County, Indiana, to Nathan and Rachel (Bunch) Elliott
d. 30 June 1885, Eagle Township, Richland County, Wisconsin

m. 28 December 1837, Preble County, Ohio
Rachel S. Jones
b. 11 June 1817, Gasper Township, Preble County, Ohio
d. 22 June 1858, Eagle Township, Richland County, Wisconsin

Children with Rachel S. Jones:
• Nathan
• Jane “Amy”
• Rachel
• Margaret
• Barbara Allen
• Joseph Franklin

Isaiah’s parents came to Wayne County, Indiana, in the spring of 1816. He left Wayne County between 1840 and 1842.

Submitted by:
Perry E. Krumbach
Spokane WA
E-mail: krumbach@ieway.com

James Dunham

James Dunham
b. 1 November 1865, Johnson County, Indiana, to Aaron and Emily (Jones) Dunham
d. 15 August 1894, Weatherly, DeKalb County, Missouri

m. 21 September 1884, Missouri
Sarah Ellen McBrayer
b. 23 February 1868, Daviess County, Missouri
d. 18 October 1951, Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen McBrayer:
• John Henry
• Virgil Preston
• Josephine married [–?–] Chapman

James lived in both Johnson and DeKalb counties in Indiana before moving to Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Robert B. Lamison, Jr.
Renton WA

David E. Dunham

David E. Dunham
b. February 1861, Johnson County, Indiana, to Aaron and Emily (Jones) Dunham
d. 12 March 1941, Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri

m. Missouri
Emma Veronica Nolte
b. 13 November 1867, Missouri
d. 4 August 1952, Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri

There were no children of this marriage. David lived in both DeKalb and Johnson counties in Indiana before moving to Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Robert B. Lamison, Jr.
Renton WA