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James Ephraim Baugh

James Ephraim Baugh
birth: 9 January 1896, in Spencer, Owen Co., Indiana to John Thomas and Mary Estella (Stimson) Baugh
death: 20 December 1975, Clay Co., Indiana
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 7 January 1915, Owen Co., IN
Hazel Elizabeth Mason
birth: 28 Feb 1896, Owen Co., IN to Elwood U. and Emily (Bowne) Mason
death: 9 Sep 1986, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of James Ephraim Baugh and Hazel Elizabeth Mason:

  • Patricia Ann Baugh, m. Emery Joseph Nagy
  • Emily Elizabeth Baugh, b. 24 Sep 1920, d. 24 Sep 1920

James Ephraim Baugh Lived In:

James was born, raised, and died in Owen County, Indiana.

Other Information:
Built a house in 1936 on Highway 46 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. This home is the current residence of the submitter. The ancestor and submitter are not related.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Jacob Harvey Mason

Jacob Harvey Mason
b. 6 July 1856, Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana, to Simon Peter and Elizabeth (White) Mason
d. 7 March 1903, southeastern Woods County, Oklahoma Territory (now Major County)

m. 14 December 1876, Howard County, Indiana
Madora Alice Early
b. 8 February 1876, Howard County, Indiana, to William and Catharine (Burchfield) Early
d. 15 February 1933, Meno, Major County, Oklahoma

Children with Madora Alice Early:
• Lova Ellen (1877-1942) married John Lee Lozier
• Mertie Catherine (1878-1972) married James Munkres
• Emma Elizabeth (1880-1948) married Thomas Melvin Freed
• Etta May (1882-1981) married George Benton Gander
• Anna Lulu (1884-1972) married Rhode Francis Montgomery
• Alma Arretta (1886-1909) married Clarence Curtis Burchfield
• Lester Edward (1888-1966) married Susie Ellen Wysong
• Lennie Virgil (1892-1949) married William D. Fyffe
• Bertha Olive (1895-1963) marred George William Nelson
• Clifford Clyde (1897-1982) married Ethel Lorena Morton
• Lonzo Russell (1900-1900)
• Harley Alfred (1902-1993) married Ardell Jane Wysong

Jacob was a true pioneer in Oklahoma Territory as he was the first person to farm the 160 acres of land on which he settled. In the small house in which they lived, the first term of school was taught, and they also boarded the teacher. The same room was donated to church services on Saturday and Sunday for three denominations–Methodists, Dunkers, and Adventists.

Submitted by:
James M. Freed
Delaware OH
E-mail: jmfreed@midohio.net

Simon Peter Mason

Simon Peter Mason
b. 7 March 1834, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Jacob Daniel and Rebecca (Showalter) Mason
d. 3 February 1901, Southeastern Woods County, Oklahoma Territory (now Major County)

m. 28 October 1852, Howard County, Indiana
Elizabeth White
b. 1 March 1834, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Jefferson and Elizabeth (Alder) White
d. 1 February 1888, Sumner County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth White:
• Mary Jane (1853-1919) married James Henry Coy
• Jacob Harvey (1856-1903) married Madora Alice Early
• Sarah Ellen (1857/58-1894) married Samuel Charles Burchfield
• Elizabeth Ann (1861-1899) married (1) William Harrison, (2) Joseph Francis Williams
• Martha Catherine (1863-1927) married Isaac Edward Millsap
• Joseph Howard (1866-1918) married Rhoda Alice Roberts
• Thomas Jefferson (1868-1924) married (1) Elizabeth L. Young, (2) Martha Isabel Gearheart
• James Franklin (1871-1952) married (1) Clara Durfella Coy, (2) Julia Clementine Turley
• Ida Mae (1875-1947) married Alfred Lewis Rice
• Charles Nelson (1878-1956) married Martha Susan Lozier

Simon’s grandparents were born in Pennsylvania and came to Dearborn County, Indiana, in 1818 and 1822. His parents moved to Ervin Township, Howard County, in 1850. In 1879, Simon moved his family to the Oklahoma Territory. He was a true pioneer, having “broke the sod” in both Kansas and the Oklahoma Territory. He made the Great Land Run into the Cherokee Outlet in September 1893 to stake his claim.

Submitted by:
James M. Freed
Delaware OH
E-mail: jmfreed@midohio.net

Lewis Leslie McShane

Lewis Leslie McShane
b. 25 April 1879, Mahalasville, Morgan County, Indiana, to Francis Marion and Nora Rachel (Cramer) McShane
d. 19 October 1955, Glenside, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

m. 5 August 1903, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
Lorena Ellis
b. 1 June 1871, Indiana, to Jesse and Evaline (Thomas) Ellis, Jr.
d. 20 March 1964, St. Petersburg, Florida

Children with Lorena Ellis:
• Lois Jessie (1904-1997) married Clarence Eugene Mason
• Doris Loreen (1907-1999)
• Marjorie Elizabeth Louise (b. 1914) married Carl Irving Wilbur

Lewis’ grandparents came to Indiana from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, about 1830. They lived first in Harrison Township, Dearborn County, and later moved to New Trenton, Franklin County, Indiana in the 1840’s. Lewis left Indiana in 1881 for Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas. He later lived in Illinois and in Springfield, Massachusetts, before finally moving to Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Lewis was a teacher for a short time in Johnson County, Indiana, and married a teacher before joining Dodd, Mead & Company, where he sold encyclopedias for 20 years, but eventually left Dodd, Mead & Company. He moved to G & C Merrian & Company, where he became Vice President and a member of the board of directors.

Submitted by:
Helen M. Bailey
Travelers Rest SC

James Monroe Hickman

James Monroe “Jim” Hickman
b. 8 July 1850, Ray Township, Franklin County, Indiana, to John Barton and Mary Ann (Moody) Hickman
d. 7 November 1922, probably Kansas City, Missouri

m. about 1875
Minerva Anderson

Children with Minerva Anderson:
• Tosso (1877-1931) married Lena K. Polter
• Katherine (1885-1969) married William Franklin Mason

In the fall of 1879, Jim, his family, the Andersons, and three other families left Indiana in covered wagons to make their fortunes in the West. After many months, Jim and his family settled in Rooks Bounty, Kansas but left there in 1888 for Boicourt in Linn County, Kansas. Jim owned a feed and grocery store in Boicourt for many years. He was always active in politics. After Minerva died, Jim went to Kansas City where Toss and Kate were and had a grocery there until he died in 1922.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

George Washington Smith

George Washington Smith
b. 17 May 1854, Franklin County, Indiana, to John H. and Leannah J. (Lane) Smith
d. 6 October 1925, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 13 December 1874, Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Ida Isabelle Hunter
b. 14 July 1860, Ripley County, Indiana, to Aaron Nathan B. and Cynthia Ann (Lawrence) Hunter
d. 29 October 1956, in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

Children with Ida Isabelle Hunter:
• Allen M. (1876-1954) married (1) Della Clark, (2) Etta Bruce
• Charles Henry (1878-1936) married (1) Martha Nelson, (2) May E. Alexander
• Jule U. (1879-1880)
• Dore Viola (1882-1882)
• Jennie Lavine (1884-1919) married LeGrand H. Mason
• Edna Lenore (1886-1972) married Albert Bayne
• Carrie Alice (1888-1978) married Oliver S. Wagner
• LeAnna Belle (1890-1989) married Herman Leo Pierce
• Bertha Mae (1892-1966) married (1) Frank Brown, (2) George Brewster
• George Lorance (1899-1986) married (1) Clara Persons, (2) Auleen Hiner
• Franklin Evert (1898-1950) married (1) Mable Shapiro, (2) Velma Davis
• Bonnie Rae (1900-1900)

Submitted by:
Gerry Yost
Ravenna NE
E-mail: gyost@webtv.net

James Johnson Poland/Polen

James Johnson Poland/Polen
b. 12 December 1865, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Elmira Elizabeth (Herod Betts) Poland/Polen
d. 27 June 1952, Gideon, New Madrid County, Missouri

m/1. 1 March 1885, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Rhoda Charlotte Layman
b. 26 January 1890, Azalia, Bartholomew County,Indiana, to James Carter and Rutha Jane (Crosby) Layman
d. 10 September 1908, Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana

m/2. date unknown
Mary Bray

Children with Rhoda Charlotte Layman:
• Oscar Warren (1886-1925) married Lou Ethel Appell
• Edna May (1889-1954) married Lafayette French
• Nellie Gertrude (1891-1932) married Claud Glass
• Ruth Elmira (1893-1975) married Clifton Mason
• Vergle Edith (1896-1977) married John Wagster
• James Herschel (1898-1951) married Virgie Stewart
• Dauris Emeral (1901-1982) married Mildred Viola Batson
• Charley Layman (b. 1904) married Rhemo Cooper
• Leonard

James lived in Azalia, Elizabethtown, and Columbus (all located in Bartholomew County, Indiana) as well as Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1909 to Arkansas. In 1910 the family emigrated to Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri, and then to Gidean, New Madrid County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL