Tag Archives: McClain

Andrew Jackson Neel

Andrew Jackson Neel
b. 24 January 1863, Liberty Township, Delaware County, Indiana, to Isaac and Catherine (Turner) Neel
d. 2 April 1953, Riverside, Riverside County, California

m. 26 February 1890 (license date), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Ida B. Ball
b. 14 November 1872, Richmond, Virginia
d. 20 July 1962, Riverside, Riverside County, California

Children with Ida B. Ball:
• Henry Homer (1890-1954) married Jessie McClain
• Eva Cecil (1892-1906)
• Bertha Edna (1895-1896)
• Eddie Orville (b.1899) married Verta Stierwalt
• Ina Mabel (1906-1974) married (1) Diamond Bell Phillips, (2) Hester Hernandez
• Elton Earnest “Jack” (1910-1987) married Velma Dickey
• Ethel Marie (b.1912) married Clifford Bryand Hicks

Andrew lived in Selma, Liberty Township, Delaware County, Indiana, until leaving the state in 1880 looking for adventure. He went to Dodge City, Kansas, then lived in Cheny, Kansas. He took part in the land rush in Oklahoma, farming in Woodward County, Oklahoma, before moving to California in 1920. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Orange and Riverside counties in California.

Submitted by:
Virginia D. Neel
Sebring FL
E-mail: vneel@digital.net

Edmond Hamilton Carrington

Edmond Hamilton Carrington
b. 3 July 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Johnson) Carrington
d. 4 January 1910, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 25 August 1865, Ash Grove, Shelby County, Illinois
Sarah Elizabeth Keath
b. 4 November 1846, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana to Joseph M. and Irena (Elrod) Keath
d. 25 April 1898, Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois

Children with Sarah Elizabeth Keath:

  • James Thomas ((1866-1893)
  • Nora Bell (1868-1896) married Charles Alvin Fanning
  • Martha Abigail (1870-1899) married Oscar Riley Musser
  • Joseph Milton (1873-1956) married (1) Anna Payton, (2) Donna Maude McClain
  • William Edmond “Frank” (1877-1944) married Mary E. (Anna?) Leef
  • Sarah Irene “Rena” (1881-1982) married William Bennet Morgan
  • Stella Elrod (1884-1948)
  • Weaver Ernest (1892-1977) married Signe Marie Olson

Edmond’s parents were married in Kentucky where they both originated. In 1850 and 1860, they were living in Putnam County, Indiana but in 1841, they lived in Hendricks County, Indiana.

Edmond was a farmer most of his life. After his wife died, he moved to Onarga, Illinois, and became a janitor at the Grand Prairie Seminary there. His wife was a native of Indiana but died in Woodland, Illinois in 1898. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He joined Company B, 43th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in Bainbridge.

Submitted by:
Ann Carrington
Fort Lupton CO
E-mail: ann.carrington@mindspring.com

Sarah Elizabeth Keath

Sarah Elizabeth Keath
b. 4 November 1846, near Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, to Joseph M. and Irena (Elrod) Keath
d. 25 April 1898, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 25 August 1865, Ash Grove, Shelby County, Illinois
Edmond Hamilton Carrington
b. 3 July 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Johnson) Carrington
d. 4 January 1910, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

Children with Edmond Hamilton Carrington:

  • James Thomas (1866-1893)
  • Nora Bell (1868-1896) married Charles Alvin Fanning
  • Martha Abigail (1870-1899) married Oscar Riley Musser
  • Joseph Milton (1873-1956) married (1) Anna Payton, (2) Donna Maude McClain
  • William Edmond “Frank” (1877-1944) married Mary E./Anna Leef
  • Sarah Irene “Rena” (1881-1982) married William Bennet Morgan
  • Stella Elrod (1884-1948)
  • Weaver Ernest (1892-1977) married Signe Marie Olson

Sarah’s father, a Methodist minister, was born in Kentucky. His second wife, Sarah’s mother, was born in North Carolina. He later married for a third time and moved to Illinois. While Sarah is thought to have met her husband in Indiana, they were married in Illinois after he returned from the Civil War.

Submitted by:
Ann Carrington
Fort Lupton CO
E-mail: ann.carrington@mindspring.com

William H Knight

William H Knight
b. 10 December 1832, Pasquotank County, North Carolina
d. 20 July 1920, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

m. 26 May 1859, Rush County, Indiana
Drusilla A. Baird
b. 18 October 1839, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph & Abigail Baird
d. 22 May 1919, Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania

Children with Drusilla A. Baird:

  • Mary Jane (1861-1906) married John H. Patton
  • George Washington (1863-1947) married Mary Miriam “Mollie” Morgan
  • Floyd E. (1866-1951) married Mary McClain
  • Cora Kella (1870-1951) married (1) James F. Richardson, (2) E. Howard Bell

William probably arrived in Indiana in the early 1850’s. He lived in Knightstown, Cambridge City, Indianapolis, and Seymour, Indiana, before moving to Lewistown, Pennsylvania, about 1916, to live with his daughter. He was a farmer and a carpenter.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI
E-mail: graye@mnu.edu

Thomas Anspach/Anspaugh

Thomas Anspach/Anspaugh
b. 23 February 1828, Butler County, Ohio, to John and Lydia (Bailey) Anspach
d. 7 August 1904, near Bussey, Marion County, Iowa
m. 30 September 1847, Decatur County, Indiana

Elsie Ridlen
b. 14 March 1826
d. 21 December 1905, Marion County, Iowa

Children with Elsie Ridlen:

  • Sarah
  • Elizabeth
  • Louisa
  • Alice
  • Barbara Emily
  • Ebenezer Warren William

Thomas’s siblings were:

  • Catherine Ann (b. ca. 1826) married Abraham Chriss.
  • Elizabeth (ca. 1829-1852) married Samuel Ridlen; Philip (ca. 1832-1849).
  • Barbara Ellen (1831/2-1912) married (1) Newton Hamilton Miller, (2) Julius Hoch.
  • John (b. ca. 1834) married (1) Jane Parkinson, (2) [–?–] Longsdorf.
  • Michael (1836- 1917) married (1) Elizabeth Wise, (2) Rebecca McGrew.
  • Susanna (b. 1838/39) married [–?–] Miller.
  • Sarah Ann (1840-1884) married Pierson Brelsford.
  • Marion Beck (1844-1918) married Amanda Ellen Shade.
  • Peter (1847-1924) married Catharine McClain.

Thomas Anspach served in the Mexican War 1847-47 and earned bounty land. In 1849, he moved his family to near Bussey, Marion County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Marilyn J. Edwards
Oxford OH