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Samuel R Grimes

Samuel R. Grimes
b. 18 September 1834, Elrod, Ripley County, Indiana, to John and Mary “Polly” (McDonald) Grimes
d. 28 December 1901, Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas

m. 9 February 1860, Lincolnville, Ripley County, Indiana
Catherine Ann Carrington
b. 30 April 1841, Benham, Ripley County, Indiana, to John Bennett and Maria (Chapin) Carrington
d. 29 February 1924, Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas

Children with Catherine Ann Carrington:
• Emily/Emma L. (1861-1927) married James Hervey (1854-1941) Connelley
• Nora B. (1863-1912) married Joseph H. Walker
• daughter (1864-1864)
• Mary Deborah (1865-1888) married Leonidas C. Wails
• Laura A. (1867-1941) married J. N. Banks
• Carrie A. (1871-1892) married Thomas L. Harper
• Dellie Elizabeth (1872-1952) married Charles Richard Wallace
• Robert C. (1882-1882)
• Paul W. (b. 1883)

Samuel was a teacher for twenty years. He was active in local affairs, being Assessor and Collector for Ripley County, Indiana, as well as holding other county offices. The family left Elrod, Ripley County, in 1855. In Marshall County, Kansas, he was Postmaster at Vliets and Weighmaster. Both of his grandfathers, James Grimes and Joseph McDonald, served in the Revolutionary War, as did his wife’s grandfather and great-grandfather.

Submitted by:
Don Connelley
Surprise AZ
E-mail: helenblue@att.net

James Andrew Cunningham

James Andrew Cunningham
b. 30 August 1842, Daviess County, Indiana, to William R. Cunningham
d. 10 May 1923, El Campo, Wharton County, Texas

m. 23 May 1868, Daviess County, Indiana
Martha A. Martin
b. 18 April 1851, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Sarah A. (Darrall) Martin
d. 17 May 1917, St. Louis, Missouri

Children with Martha A. Martin:

  • Joseph Douglas (1870-1928) married Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ellis
  • Charles Sidney (1873-1946) married (1) Daisy Ann McDonald, (2) Mazelle Server, (3) Emma Elizabeth Shields Holden
  • Samuel (b. 1878)
  • Verna “Vernie” (b. 1879) married William Earl McKiddy
  • Lenora Maude (1887-1968) married Harry Eugene Harder

James was living in Madison Township, Daviess County, Indiana in 1850. They left the state sometime after 1868. All their children were born in Missouri. Martha was also married to Frank Ross.

Submitted by:
Charles L. Cunningham, Jr.
Houston TX
E-mail: clc@flash.net

John Wells

John Wells
b. 4 March 1821, Gill Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Priscilla (Ridgway) Wells
d. 14 August 1903, Sullivan County, Missouri

m/1. about 1845, Sullivan County, Indiana
Rebecca Landers
b. to James Landers
d. between 1846 and 1852

m/2. 2 August 1853, Wayne County, Iowa
Mariah Elizabeth Cook
b. 21 July 1835, to Alfred and Rebecca Cook
d. 21 March 1920, Sullivan County, Missouri

Children with Rebecca Landers:

  • James (1846-1917) married Malissa Redding

Children with Mariah Elizabeth Cook:

  • Mary Jane (1855-1930) married Murl Kerns
  • Rebecca Priscilla (1856-1937) married Jacob Henry Hatfield
  • Isaac Alexander (1858-1954) married (1) Nancy J. Duncan, (2) Mrs. Hannah Franklin
  • Nancy Caroline (1860-1932) married George Miller
  • Benjamin A (1862-1896) married Jane Ellen Evans
  • Henry Morton (1864-1941) married Mary Catherine “Mollie” Lewis
  • Jacob Thomas (1866-1931) married Margaret E. “Mag” Evans
  • Laura Belle (1869-1952) married Martin G. Smith
  • Joseph Marrion (1871-1972) married Nettie Ann McDonald
  • Emma Cordelia (1875-1936) married John Frederick “Fred” Petre
  • Mildred May “Mid” (1878-1935) married Lee Roy Riley

John’s parents, Benjamin and Priscilla (Ridgway) Wells, married on 17 February 1813 in Bullett County, Kentucky. By the 1820 Federal Census, they were living in Gill Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, with five children. John was the sixth child of eight and the first born in Indiana.

After his first wife, Rebecca Landers, died, John took his young son and went to Iowa where he had a brother. He met and Married Mariah E. Cook and they moved across the border into Sullivan County, Missouri. They had eleven children with seven born in Missouri and four in Indiana (1856, 1862, 1864, and 1866). John told family members in later years that he made so many trips to Indiana and was so well known along the way that he could borrow cornmeal for bread making if the family supply got low and repay the lenders on his return trip.

They were in Indiana when the Civil War broke out and his 17 year old son, James, enlisted and served in Company H, 132nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry from 30 April 1864 to 7 September 1864. John is said to have been in the Home Guard during that time.

John was always a farmer. In later years he and Mariah settled in the small town of Pollock, Sullivan County, Missouri, in a house on land owned by his son Jake. John was a member of the Church of Christ and was instrumental in organizing the Church of Christ in Pollock. John was always a Republican while his father, Benjamin, was a strong Democrat who considered John a “black sheep.” John was totally blind in the final years of his life. He is buried in the Pollock Cemetery and his grave is marked by a tall spire tombstone.

Submitted by: 5363
Dorothy L. (Wells) Van Cleef
Lafayette IN
E-mail: dwvancleef@aol.com

Joseph Edward Parmer

Joseph Edward Parmer
b. 29 June 1893, Franklin County, Indiana, to Joseph and Sarah (Scott) Parmer
d. 12 April 1938, Williston, North Dakota

m. 7 May 1917, North Dakota
Thea Bakke
b. 6 September 1893, Ottofy, North Dakota
d. 17 Mar 1966, Fargo, North Dakota

Children with Thea Bakke:

  • Thelma Sylvia (1918-2000) married Adolph Gurk
  • Warren Claude (1920-2001) married Ethel Elaine Homme
  • Viola Deloris (b. 1922) married Waldo Phillip McDonald
  • Joseph Theodore (b. 1924) married Carol Joyce Fautect
  • Levi Quintin (b. 1927) married Ruth Ellen Hawes
  • Dwayne Dennis (b. 1930) married Luella Charlotte
  • Russell Gary (1935-1994) married (1) Magdelin Krump, (2) Bobby [–?–]

Submitted by:
Frances Metz
Batesville IN

Amsie Clark

b. 20 May 1843, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Joseph and Elizabeth (McDonald) Clark
d. 26 January 1913, Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 5 May 1866, Jasper County, Indiana
Joseph Pillars
b. 1839, Carroll County, Ohio
d. 11 April 1878, Jasper County, Indiana

Children with Joseph Pillars:

  • Anna Elizabeth (b. 1867)
  • Mary (b. 1870)
  • Lola (b. 1873)
  • Mamie (b. 1875)

Amsie arrived in Indiana sometime between 1854 and 1860 from Elk Run Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. She lived in Marion Township, Jasper County while in Indiana and left there about 1885 for Iroquois County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Elaine V. McLauchlau
Boynton Beach FL