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David Honeyman

David Honeyman
b. 26 March 1802, Hampshire County, Virginia, to Charles and Barbara (Moore) Honeyman
d. 18 March 1874, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois

m/1.
Elizabeth Sterling
b. Fayette County, Pennsylvania

m/2. 10 September 1823, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Isabella Long
b. 15 September 1800, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to Andrew and Jemina (Santee) Long
d. 11 September 1855, Union County, Indiana

m/3. 24 September 1857, Union County, Indiana
Jane Long Malaby Noble
b. 5 March 1815

Children with Isabella Long:
• John Long (1825-1875) married Sarah Jarvis
• Mary Ann (b. 1826) married (1) Samuel Coffman, (2) William Kennedy
• Sarah Jane (1828-abt. 1884) married Zachariah Eikenbary
• William Jackson (b. 1830) married (1) Martha Jane Swallow, (2) Frances America Swallow
• Elizabeth (1832-1907) married Samuel David McCann
• Rebecca Emma (1834-1916) married William Andrew Jarvis
• James Oliver (1837-1842)
• Ellen M. (1839-1863) married James V. Lyons
• George Washington (1841-1915) married Caroline Coe
• Louisa C. (b. 1844) married Thomas Jackson

Children with Jane Long Malaby Noble:
• Isabelle V. “Belle” (1859-1877)

David was in Union County, Indiana, by November 1828 and left in 1864 by wagon train for Mercer County, Illinois. His wife Jane moved to Mercer County, Illinois, after her first husband’s death and had left a married daughter there; she had brought her young sons from her second marriage back to Union County with her.

David was a strong Democrat, but also a peace Democrat, who thought the issues surrounding the Civil War could be solved by negotiation.

Submitted by:
Nadine D. Holder
Sierra Vista AZ
E-mail: nadin@c2i2.com

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William Madison Harrell

William Madison Harrell
b. 30 December 1844, White River Township, Johnson County, Indiana, to Mosses and Margaret (Street) Harrell
d. 19 March 1934, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

m. 3 August 1865, Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Mary Catherine Hoover
b. 28 August 1840, Miami County, Indiana, to Eli and Sarah (Beaver) Hoover
d. 24 January 1910, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Mary Catherine Hoover:
• Louisa Jane (1867-1910) married William Peterson
• Alta Viola (1870-1932) married Thomas Truman Winchester
• John Sherman (1873-1919) married Letha Alma Long

William was the sixth of eleven children. He outlived all of his siblings and three of his own children, dying at the age of 89.

He farmed for a while in Howard County, Indiana, and was part owner of the old Stonebraker Mill on Wildcat Creek. In the early 1880’s, with wife and three children, he left Indiana for Nebraska, where he homesteaded 160 acres about five miles north of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska.

A few years later, he settled on 160 acres about seven miles northwest of Anselmo. Several of his cousins of the Greenbury Rush Street family also lived in the area—there were so many families from Indiana they called it “Hoosier Valley.” There was even a post office named Hoosier at William’s farm for about five years at the turn of the century.

Submitted by:
Ray Duncan Harrell
Centennial CO
E-mail: rayharrell@comcast.net

James Lee

Rev. James Lee
b. 1759-1760 in VA or NC, to (unknown) Lee and Jane Jones
d. 3 Mar 1819 at Vigo Co., Indiana
bur. Prairie Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at Vigo Co., Indiana

James Lee gravestone

James Lee gravestone

LEE James

m. abt 1784, Teas Valley, VA
Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Jones
b. abt 1750 at Frederick Co., MD
d. after 1820

Children with Mary Jones

  • John Lee (1785-1849) m. Amassa Lucas
  • Henry Lee (1790-1854) m. Priscilla Long
  • Samuel Lee
  • James Lee Jr. (1802-1877) m. Mary Kerchival
  • Elizabeth Lee (1787-1870) m. Thomas Ferguson
  • Jane Lee (1814-after 1900) m. George Southard
  • Ruth Crawford Lee (1788-1839) m. Isaac Dehman

Rev. James Lee and his family came to Indiana in 1817. They settled in Prairie Creek Twp., Vigo Co. and as a circuit minister, Rev. Lee helped to found the Prairie Creek Baptist Church, which is still active today. His burial marker was placed by the DAR and cites his service in the Revolutionary War as a private in the 10th NC Continental Line.

Submitted by:
Sandra Rackard
Mobile, AL
E-mail: SRackard@bellsouth.net

Alva Dow Cooksey

Alva Dow Cooksey
b. 30 July 1899, Atkinsonville, Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis and Mary Cynthia (Criss) Cooksey
d. 25 November 1938, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/1. 1 February 1919, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois
Virgie Jewel Pate
b. 13 June 1900, Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Rev. Virgil and Clara Isis (Allen) Pate
d. 25 November 1987, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

Children with Virgie Jewel Pate:

  • Clara Cynthia (1919-1961) married Elmer O. Long
  • Geneva Darlene (1922-1984) married Charles Raymond Cade
  • Margaret Evelyn (1925-1979) married Albert Elvin Crothers
  • Dorothy Fern (1928-2003) married Charles Wayne Cox
  • Dow Junior (b. 1930)
  • Hubert Paul (twin, 1934-1956)
  • Hugh Pate (twin, 1934-1934)

The Cooksey family came to Owen County, Indiana from Montgomery County, Virginia, in 1832. They lived at Atkinsonville, Patricksburg, and Vandalia, all in Owen County. About 1915, Samuel Cooksey and family moved to Newman, Douglas County, Illinois. In 1935, Alva Dow, Virgie, and family moved to Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.

Alva Dow was a successful farmer at Newman, Illinois, until the great depression. After moving to Hoopeston, Illinois, he developed diabetes and attendant health problems. Beginning to lose his sight, he began making brooms, a trade he had learned from his father.

Submitted by:
Dow Junior Cooksey
Danville IL
E-mail: dcooksey@insightbb.com

Virgie Jewel Pate

Virgie Jewel Pate
b. 13 June 1900, Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Rev. Virgil and Clara Isis (Allen) Pate
d. 25 November 1987, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/1.
Alva Dow Cooksey
b. 30 July 1899, Atkinsonville, Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis and Mary Cynthia (Criss) Cooksey
d. 25 November 1938, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

m/2.
William Arthur Musk

Children with Alva Dow Cooksey:

  • Clara Cynthia (1919-1961) married Elmer O. Long
  • Geneva Darlene (1922-1984) married Charles Raymond Cade
  • Margaret Evelyn (1925-1979) married Albert Elvin Crothers
  • Dorothy Fern (1928-2003) married Charles Wayne Cox
  • Dow Junior (b. 1930)
  • Hubert Paul (twin, 1934-1956)
  • Hugh Pate (twin, 1934-1934)

Children with William Arthur Musk:

  • Arthur Jyrone (1944-2007) married Penny Ann Edwards

Virgie was a descendant of the very first settlers of Lawrence County, Indiana – the Flinns, Guthries, Williams, Allens, and Plummers. She moved with per parents in 1915 to Newman, Douglas County, Illinois. Virgie and her husband, Alva Dow Cooksey, moved to Hoopeston Illinois in 1935.

Virgie was a homemaker and loving mother. Her husband died at age 39, leaving Virgie with five children still at home. She was a housekeeper in a hotel in Hoopeston to support her family, did sewing for others, always planting a huge garden and canning for winter. Every night she would read to her children and many of the neighborhood children. Her life was centered on her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, the denomination of her preacher father.

Submitted by:
Dow Junior Cooksey
Danville IL
E-mail: dcooksey@insightbb.com

Mary Bryant

Mary Bryant
b. 5 December 1827, Sullivan County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Bryant
d. 5 October 1889, Van Buren County, Iowa

m/1. about 1846
Zephaniah Donaho
b. about 1805, Pennsylvania
d. before 1857

m/2.
William Barr
b. 1813, Ohio
d. 27 February 1882, Van Buren County, Iowa

Children with Zephaniah Donaho:

  • John William (1846-1909) married (1) Margaret Jackson, (2) Amanda Florence Hurst
  • Josiah (b. 1848)
  • Elizabeth (1850-aft. 1900)

Children with William Barr:

  • Amelia (1860-aft. 1900) married Charles Schooler
  • Emil (1862-aft. 1920) married Bertha Long
  • Emily (b. 1862)

Mary’s family immigrated to Turman Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, before her birth in the early 1800’s.

After her first husband died, Mary moved to Van Buren County, Iowa, where her sister Elizabeth Bryant and husband, John Baird, had settled. Her brother, Thomas Bryant, a disabled Civil War veteran also lived there.

In 1882, Mary was again widowed and her married daughter, Amelia, is living there as well.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Walter Long Tucker

Walter Long Tucker
b. 23 February 1848, Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, to Aaron and Nancy Ann (Long) Tucker
d. 23 July 1933, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma

m. 19 June 1887, Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri
Vandalia Hopper
b. 26 June 1865, Mercer County, Missouri
d. 24 December 1939, Bristow, Creek County, Missouri

Children with Vandalia Hopper:

  • Elmore Meredith
  • Aaron Marion
  • Walter Long, Jr.
  • Nancy Retha
  • Levisa Ellen

Walter emigrated from Madison County, Indiana, to Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1857.

Submitted by:
Tommy D. Tucker
Marion IA