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Enoch N. Hollingsworth

Enoch N. Hollingsworth
b. 7 November 1835, Wayne County, Indiana
d. 15 March 1920, Newbeng, Kansas

m. December 1856
Mary A. Morris
d. February 1919, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

Children with Mary A. Morris:
• Edward M.
• Joseph A.
• Clifford E.
• Rosa H.
• Nellie married [–?–] Hollenbelk

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Ellerson Fields

Ellerson Fields
b. 17 August 1829, Butchers Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee, to William and Judida (Sizemore) Fields
d. 23 May 1890, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

m. 10 March 1842, Jackson Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Mary Ann Diehl
b. 15 November 1821, Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Charles and Mary
Elizabeth (Sheets) Diehl
d. 22 April 1912, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Children with Mary Ann Diehl:
• Manerva (1843-1922) married Lewis Jontra
• Lewis (1844-1927) married Martha Jane Miller
• Eli (1847-ca. 1935) married Mary Weirock
• Levi (1847-1847)
• Charles Diehl (1849-1934) married Lucinda Victoria Morris
• Elizabeth (1851-1880) married Archibald Elisha Abbott
• Ephraim (1853-1941) married Rebecca Clark
• Harriett Melissa (1854-1880) married Zachary Taylor Baysinger
• Hiram (1856-1936) married Sarah Jane Ellison
• John William (1861-1943) married Sarah Jane Dennis
• Milton Leander (1862-1953) married Clara Agnes Witham
• Leslie Martin (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Jonas Squire (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Mary Martha (1869-1958) married Charles A. Bateman

Ellerson lived in Ward and Jackson townships in Randolph County; Richmond Township, Grant County; and Hartford Township, Adams County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1864.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

Charles Diehl Fields

Charles Diehl Fields
b. 18 February 1849, Grant County, Indiana, to Ellerson and Mary Ann (Diehl) Fields
d. 29 July 1934, Gage, Ellis County, Oklahoma

m. 14 December 1873, Blue Rapids, Marshall County, Kansas
Lucinda Victoria Morris
b. 10 February 1857, Butler Township, Bates County, Missouri, to A. Joseph and Ellen C. (Butcher) Morris
d. 25 September 1916, Gage, Ellis County, Oklahoma

Children with Lucinda Victoria Morris:
• John Walter (1874-1951) married Josephine Duck
• Frederick Ephram (1876-1949) married Anna Katherine Lewis
• Estella M. (1879-ca. 1973) married Elmer Pierce
• Clarence C. (1880-1945) married Caroline Estelle Kibler
• May (1882-1882)
• Albert E. (1883-1965) married Roberta Lee Hudson
• Floy Alice (1888-1974) married James Ellis, Sr.
• Goldie (1892-1940)

Charles lived in Richland Township, Grant County, and in Hartford Township, Adams County, while in Indiana. He emigrated in 1864 from Adams County.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

Mary Ann Diehl

Mary Ann Diehl
b. 15 November 1821, Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Sheets) Diehl
d. 22 April 1912, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

m. 10 March 1842, Jackson Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Ellerson Fields
b. 17 August 1820, Butchers Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee, to William and Judida (Sizemore) Fields
d. 23 May 1890, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Children with Ellerson Fields:
• Manerva (1843-1922) married Lewis Jontra
• Lewis (1844-1927) married Martha Jane Miller
• Eli (1847-ca. 1935) married Mary Weirock
• Levi (1847-1847)
• Charles Diehl (1849-1934) married Lucinda Victoria Morris
• Elizabeth (1851-1880) married Archibald Elisha Abbott
• Ephraim (1853-1941) married Rebecca Clark
• Harriett Melissa (1854-1880) married Zachary Taylor Baysinger
• Hiram (1856-1936) married Sarah Jane Ellison
• John William (1861-1943) married Sarah Jane Dennis
• Milton Leander (1862-1953) married Clara Agnes Witham
• Leslie Martin (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• James/Jonas Squire (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Mary Martha (1869-1958) married Charles A. Bateman

Mary Ann’s family came to Randolph County, Indiana, in 1840. She lived in Jackson Township, Randolph County; Richland Township, Grant County; and Hartford Township, Adams County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1864.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

Thomas Jefferson Crum

Thomas Jefferson Crum
b. 27 November 1846, Scott County, Indiana
d. 11 November 1920, Long Beach, California

m. 10 September 1873, Charlestown, Illinois
Mary J. Barnes

Children with Mary J. Barnes:

  • A.B.
  • C.J.
  • Olive C. married R.N. Morris
  • Sue V. married [–?–] Cradit

Thomas emigrated from Indiana in 1856.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Enoch Canada Morris

Enoch Canada Morris
b. 15 May 1830, Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, to Hezekiah Morris and Nancy Anna (Penney) Morris
d. 11 Oct. 1920, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

m. 27 Oct. 1885, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN
Lydia Etter
b. 5 Sept. 1833, Putnam Co., IN
d. 1 Oct. 1916, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL
bur. Enoch and Lydia are in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

Children with Lydia Etter:

  • Anna Rebecca (1856-1938) m. John M. Sparks
  • David Henry (1859-1939) m. Minnie Richardson
  • Hezikiah Dolphus (b. 1861) m. [–?–]
  • John Will (1864-1956) m. Elsada Isabel Shuck
  • Joseph Simpson (1867-1901)
  • Melissa Catherine (1869-1893)
  • Frederic Nelson (1871-1899)
  • Violet Elizabeth (1874-1965) m. William Forest Cain
  • Milford Manford (1878-1901)

Born in Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, Enoch and his family moved to central Illinois by covered wagon in October 1874. They stayed in Cumberland Co., IL until the following October 1875 when they moved north-northwest into Shelby Co., stopping at Middlesworth, Shelby Co., IL. In October 1877, the family moved to their new home northwest of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL. Enoch found a wooded area near the banks of the Kaskaskia River. He cleared the area for the house, and he built their home from the logs of the trees he had felled. From 1877 to 1885, Enoch was engaged in timber work, mostly in getting out railroad ties, chopping woods, etc.

Enoch and Lydia were both very devout in their religious beliefs. He was a member of the Old Predestinarian Church on Walnut Creek in Putnam Co., IN. Lydia was formerly a member of the Church of the Brethren near Clinton Falls, IN. In February 1906, Enoch and Lydia moved into Windsor, IL, to live the remainder of their days with their son, John Will Morris, and his family. Both Enoch and Lydia are buried in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL.

Submitted by:
J. Fred Schouten
Bourbonnais, IL
E-mail: FredSchouten@netscape.net

Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris
b. 7 October 1821, Clark County, Kentucky, to Wm. G. and Nancy (Young) Morris
d. 12 June 1905, Lothrop, Warren County, Iowa

m. 17 December 1846, Shelby County, Indiana
Artie Keck
b. 7 November 1827, Monongalea County, West Virginia to Daniel and Priscilla (Chew) Keck
d. 15 June 1979, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska

Children with Artie Keck:

  • Daniel T.
  • Annie
  • Willis G.
  • Marion F.
  • Allen M.
  • Riley
  • Dora
  • Clark
  • Greenlee
  • Elda

In 1825 at age four, Benjamin, the seventh of ten children, moved to Shelby County, Indiana, with his parents. In 1835 at age eight, Artie moved with her parents to Shelby County, Indiana. She was the second oldest of eight children.

The lives of the Morris family members in Shelby County are well documented. One son, Hamilton, sold land for the Morris Cemetery in Marion Township.

The Keck family is less well known. About the only tidbit of interest is that in February of 1859, The Shelby County Republican reported that Daniel Keck recovered a stolen horse that had gone missing for some time. It was found in Jackson Township where it had been “fenced.”

Benjamin and Artie moved to Warren County Iowa, in October 1853 with their first three children. Several of their relatives relocated to Iowa as well. Marion F. moved to Nebraska where his daughter and her son were born. All of these families were farmers and every move they made was concerned with better land opportunities.

Submitted by:
Jean Martinez
Newcastle, WY