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John Parker Rushton

John Parker Rushton
b. 1823, North Carolina, to George and Sarah (Needham) Rushton
d. Crawford County, Kansas

m. 25 September 1845, Hamilton County, Indiana
Alice Ann Horn
b. 1828, Ohio

Children with Alice Ann Horn:
• Sarah Ann (1847-1851)
• Mary H. (1849-1890) married Amby Teters
• Rachel Ellen (1852-1882) married George Fippen
• Joseph O. (b. 1854) married Catherine Conner
• Catherine S. (b. 1857) married John Mullin
• Francis V. (b. 1859)
• Irene Alice (1861-1956) married John R. Clark
• John N. (1864-1952) married Ellen Taylor
• George Wilson (1864-1952) married Esther Dix
• Charles A. (b. 1866)
• William P. (1869-1940) married Bessie Phelan

John came to Hendricks County, Indiana, with his parents in 1824 and moved to Hamilton County with them in 1830. He was a farmer.

He left Indiana about 1877 when he moved to Crawford County, Kansas, with one of his brothers. While the rest of the family and some of the older children remained in Indiana, John and his brother Edward’s family moved on to Kansas.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

Sarah Elizabeth Mullin

Sarah Elizabeth “Libby” Mullin
b. 31 December 1869, Rock Creek Township, Carroll County, Indiana, to Lewis and Nancy Jane (Young) Mullin
d. 19 February 1923, Superior, Mineral County, Montana

m. 29 April 1891, Camden, Carroll County, Indiana
Schyler Colfax Ray
b. 4 February 1869, Camden, Carroll County, Indiana
d. 5 May 1957, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana

Children with Schyler Colfax Ray:
• Daisy Margaret (b. 1892)
• Kate Elizabeth (b. 1893)
• Lois Anna (b. 1895)
• Julia Olive (b. 1899)
• Helen (b. 1901)
• Phillip Mullin (b. 1904)

The Mullin family immigrated to Indiana from Springboro, Warren County, Ohio, in 1831. Libby lived in Rock Creek Township and the town of Camden in Carroll County, Indiana, before leaving in 1909 to join her husband in St. Regis, Montana.

After the 1910 forest fire in which Libby and her family were refugees, she went to work for the railroad as a telegraph operator. Three of her daughters were also telegraph operators for the railroad. The West was a rugged, wild place at the time Libby Ray lived there, and it is said she never became reconciled to it. She always hoped to return to Indiana, and upon her death she was returned to be buried in Camden, Indiana, as was her husband.

Submitted by:
Ann Mullin Burton
Decatur MI

Earnest W. Bowerman

EARNEST W. BOWERMAN
b. 12 November 1848, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 18 December 1928, Kansas City, Missouri

m. 3 July 1870, Decatur County, Iowa
Julia Stanley
b. 5 May 1851, to Corydon and Ann E. Stanley

Children with Julia Stanley:

  • Claudie (1872-1873)
  • Edith Edna (b. 1873) married J. P. Mullin
  • Frank P. (b. 1875)
  • Roy W. “Willie” (b. 1881) (twin)
  • Ray E. (b. 1881) (twin)
  • Lillian (b. 1887)

The 1860 census of Jennings Township, Crawford County, Indiana, shows Earnest and his parents living there. Earnest was in Company F, 36th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. He was a partial invalid as a result of his Civil War service and resided at times in the State Soldier’s Home in Beadle County, South Dakota. He lived in Iowa until 1906, then in Taylor, Decatur, and Davison counties, South Dakota, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman 1820 W. 600N
Howe IN