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Nancy Ann Sutton

Nancy Ann Sutton
b. 8 April 1827, Mississinewa Township, Delaware County, Indiana, to Jeremiah and Mary Ann (Franklin) Sutton
d. 16 January 1900, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m. 10 June 1849, Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana
Hezekiah Shettler
b. 22 December 1822, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
d. 26 December 1886, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

Children with Hezekiah Shettler:
• George F. (1850-1886) married Martha J. Grubbs
• Aaron J. (1852-ca. 1941) married Levina Roley
• John Franklin (1854-1941) married Angela Edith (Boyer) Bentley
• Phebe “Julia” Ann (1856-1943) married (1) Joseph H. Argo, (2) John Barwick
• Jacob Martin (1858-1925) married (1) Mary R. Renfro, (2) Evaline Lillian Layton
• William Henry (1862-1933) married Rose “Lottie” Connolly
• Marshall Mercer (1864-1931) married Eliza Jane Connolly
• Mary Ellen (1866-1880)
• Etty Isabelle (1873-1873)

Nancy lived in Delaware, Grant, and Jasper counties in Indiana before emigrating in 1859 from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana. The family settled in Blue Rapids Township, Marshall County, Kansas, in 1860. They moved to Cedar Township, Wilson County, Kansas, in 1867. Then in 1882, they homesteaded 160 acres in Ferndale, Washington, where Hezekiah and his three sons set up the first steam sawmill in the county.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

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Evline Lillian Layton

Evline Lillian Layton
b. 18 September 1878, Union Mills, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Seymour Charlie and Estella M. (Bement) Layton
d. 5 February 1929, Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

m/1. 12 September 1897, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
Jacob Martin “Jake” Shetler
b. 11 November 1858, Kentland, Jasper County, Indiana, to Hezekiah and Nancy Ann (Sutton) Shetler
d. 19 August 1925, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m/2. 13 November 1922, Everette, Snohomish County, Washington
Gust Hill

Children with Jacob Martin Shetler:
• Minnie “Blanch” (1898-1957) married (1) Gus Anderson, (2) M. B. Webb, (3) Fred Smith, (4) Cliff Cook, (5) Floyd Challender
• Harry Layton (1899-1974) married (1) Violett Gorrie, (2) Nancy Isabell Johnson Graves
• William Cecil “Wooley” (1901-1928) married Estelle “Dollie” Belle
• Lester Earl (1903-1963) married (1) Vera Viola Heay, (2) Grace Minney (Hoffman) Williams
• Charles Semore (1905-1993) married Stella E. Duree
• Genevieve Estella “Neva” (1907-1990) married (1) Ross Best, (2) Jack Taylor, (3) Bernard Neustead, (4) Johnny Krieger
• Jacob LeRoy “Roy” (1909-1987) married Mary A. Knight
• Emma Garnetta (1911-1918)
• Pearl Ione (1915-1989) married (1) Earl Joseph DePew, (2) Karl Johan Algat “Al” Hemmingson, (3) Milton Storrs

Evline’s stepmother, Lois C. Layton, put her in an orphanage when her father died in 1889. At age 15, she was adopted by the George A. Monroe, Sr. family, originally from Michigan City, who now made their home in Ferndale, Washington. After her marriage, she began to wonder about her family. Her mother, Estella, had married John F. Neu, and was living in Omaha Nebraska. They were reunited in 1907. After her divorce in 1920 from Jacob Shelter, Evline became a camp cook for logging camp #9 above Hamilton, Washington.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

William Welling Bowerman

WILLIAM WELLING BOWERMAN
b. 15 September 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Silas and Anna (Welling) Bowerman
d. 19 September 1899, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

m. 8 January 1931, Schenectady County, New York
Diadema Lester
b. 1815, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Mordecai and Abigail (Rushmore?) Lester
d. 26 April 1901, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

Children with Diadema Lester:

  • Catherine “Kate” (b. ca. 1832) married [—?—] Farmhurst
  • Esther (b. ca. 1834) married Josiah Long
  • Mary (1836-1877) married Isaac Paden Fish
  • Abigail “Abby” (b. ca. 1839) married O.J. Hyde
  • Ann Eliza (1841-1905) married Lemuel D. Spaulding
  • Diadema (b. ca. 1843) married [—?—] Brenning
  • William W. (b. ca. 1845)
  • Lunda L. “Lundy” (1847-1929) married (1) Darthula [–?–], (2) Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman, (3) Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
  • Earnest W. (1848-1929) married Julia Stanley
  • George “John” (b. ca. 1850)
  • Elva R. (ca. 1852-1913) married (1) Charles Starkey, (2) Arthur B. Owen
  • Selba (died young)
  • Adeline E. (b. ca. 1854) married James Hannah
  • Estella “Estie” (b. ca. 1856) married [—?—] Layton or Loncks

The family settled near Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, by the 1860 census. They had come from Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They moved briefly to Wisconsin, then to Taylor County, Iowa, where they were for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. William and Diadema next moved to Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, then back to Iowa around 1890.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Estella M. Bement

ESTELLA M. BEMENT
b. 9 January 1858, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Samuel and Lydia Celesta (Waite) Bement
d. 15 April 1926, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

m/1. about 1877
Seymour Charlie Layton
b. 23 February 1851, Pennsylvania, to Hiram and Julia Layton
d. 12 September 1880, Noble Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

m/2. about 1883
Gordon Martin
d. about 1893, Nebraska

m/3. about 1894
John Neu
b. 29 March 1867, Berlin, Otoe County, Nebraska
d. 10 October 1889, Berlin, Otoe County, Nebraska

m/4. about 1910
J. W. Smalley

Children with Seymour Charlie Layton:

  • Evline Lillian (1878-1929) married Jacob Martin Shelter

Children with Gordon Martin:

  • Kathryn “Kitty” (b. 1884) married Charles Kuss
  • Edith (b. ca. 1885)
  • Flossie (b. 1887)

Children with John Neu:

  • Ethel Rae (1895-1937) married Fred G. Powell

Estella lived in South Bend, St. Joseph County, and Union Mills, Noble Township, LaPorte County, before emigrating from Indiana. She then lived in Berlin, Otoe County, Nebraska.

Submitted By:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA