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William Poland

William Poland
birth: 1788 Virginia
death: Jan 2, 1856 Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana
burial: Bethel Cemetery at Concordia Cemetery 2703 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

marriage: Jan 17, 1810 Highland County, Ohio
Mary Swadley
birth: 1793 Virginia to Nicholas Swadley and Elizabeth Hevener
death: Apr 22, 1855 Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana
burial: Bethel Cemetery at Concordia Cemetery 2703 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

Children of Mary Swadley and William Poland:

  • Matilda Poland B: abt 1811 D: bef 1870 M: Job Troth
  • Phebe Poland B: 2 Feb 1812 D: 10 Jul 1833
  • John A Poland B: 2 Feb 1812 D: 2 Oct 1886 M: Anna Symmonds
  • William Poland Jr. B: 1 Jan 1815 D: 9 Mar 1863 M: Hester Murphy
  • Nicholas Poland B: 18 Jan 1817 D: 6 Oct 1881 M: Elizabeth Candace Brassfield
  • Peter Poland B: 1818 D: 1819
  • Catherine Poland B: 1821 D: 20 Apr 1882 M: Benjamin Thomas Newman
  • Nathaniel Poland B: 1 Apr 1823 D: 9 Apr 1882 M: Lydia Rickabaugh
  • Mary Poland B: abt 1824 D: ?? M: George Evans
  • Elizabeth Poland B: 1826 D: 4 Jun 1880 M: William McBee
  • Samuel H Poland B: 15 Nov 1828 D: 8 Mar 1915 M1: Mary Sophia Brown M2: Elizabeth Ayers
  • Henry Poland B: 8 Aug 1831 D: 16 Mar 1915 M: Salinda Flanagan
  • Mahala Poland B: 1834 D: 17 Apr 1887 M: Jacob Stamm
  • Martin Van Buren Poland B: 11 Apr 1835 D: 5 Oct 1889 M: Rachel Lyons

Ancestor here lived in: Wayne Township, Marion County

Other Information: Born in Virginia, but in Ohio from at least 1810 to 1828

Submitted by:
Jennifer Fancher

Martha Murphy

Martha Murphy
b. 20 December 1794, Berkley County, Virginia, to James and Phoebe (Wallingford) Murphy
d. 22 December 1845, Jefferson County, Iowa

m. Kentucky
William Bennett
b. July 1781
d. 17 August 1831, Parke County, Indiana

Children with William Bennett:
• Mary Blue (d. in infancy)
• Hannah (1813-1814)
• Amy (b. 1814)
• John Saulter (b. 1817)
• David Blue (1820-1820)
• Calvin Asbury (b. 1822)
• Benjamin Reeder (b. 1825)
• Pressley Toler (b. 1827)
• Sarah (b. 1830)

Phoebe Wallingford, Martha’s mother, survived her husband James Murphy and married David Blue. Martha was raised as Martha Blue, but not being of that blood line, she is in the record of the blood line of Wallingford.

Submitted by:
Helene Nevins Fennessy
Corpus Christi TX

George Humphreys

George Humphreys
b. about 1764
d. 10 April 1840, Edwards County, Illinois

m/1. about 1780
Frances Garrard
b. to Daniel and Elizabeth Garrard
d. 1836, Gibson County, Indiana

m/2. 25 February 1838, Clay County, Illinois
Mary Rose
b. about 1808
d. 4 June 1884

Children with Frances Garrard:
• Elizabeth married (1) Samuel Murphy, (2) John Severns
• Joseph (1784-1830) married Margaret “Peggy” Lynn
• Sarah married John Adams, Jr.
• Nancy married Peter Groves
• Uriah (1794-1842) married Rachel Gordon
• George married Jane Woods
• Dice married (1) William Brittingham, (2) John Taylor, (3) [–?–] Tomes, (4) John Dunning
• Elijah married Sabra Garwood
• Mariah married William Garwood

Children with Mary Rose:
• Martin Van Buren married Elizabeth Warmoth
• George Washington

George was a private in Captain Hughes Company of Colonel White’s 1st Regiment of Continental Dragoons, enlisting in the fall of 1781 at Williamsburg, Virginia. He came to White River Township, Gibson County, Indiana, from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, about 1807. He moved to Illinois about 1837. Frances Garrard was the niece of the governor of Kentucky. Mary Rose married the second time in 1843 in Illinois, Pelic Hull, who died in 1850. In 1853, Mary was granted a pension of $100 per month from George’s Revolutionary War service. She later lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and Farmersville, Tulare County, California.

Submitted by:
Sharon Howell
Greenwood IN
E-mail: sshowell@indy.net

Bert O. Cook

Bert O. Cook
b. 16 July 1879 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to Andrew Cook and Martha Hayth
d. 12 Aug 1944 at Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Bert Cook

Bert Cook

Bert Cook gravestone

Bert Cook gravestone

m. 20 Sept 1899 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
Minnie Puntenney
b. 18 Sept 1880 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to John Guffy Puntenney and Margaret Hixon
d. 30 Jun 1953 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Children with Minnie Puntenney:

  • Bereniece Cook (1990–1984), m. George Richardson
  • Maxine Eliza Cook (1903–1991), m. Walter B. (“Tip”) Murphy
  • Madonna Opal Cook (1909–1993), m. Parke Lewman

Bert’s obituary in the Montezuma Enterprise, 17 August 1944, stated that he died of a heart attack in Clinton while on the way to see a doctor in town. He was a farmer and the operator of the Cook Grain company in Mecca. He was a Mason and member of both the lodge in Montezuma and the Scottish Rite at Indianapolis.

Bert was born on his parents’ farm southwest of Mecca and spent most of his life in Parke County. He was survived by his wife Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs. W. B. Murphy, both of Mecca, and Mrs. Parke Lewman of Montezuma; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Carrico of Terre Haute, Mrs. Rose Miles of Rockville, and Mrs. Eva Funkhouser of Hymera. He also had four grandchildren.Rev. Robert Shanklin, pastor of the Montezuma Methodist Church, presided over the funeral service.

Submitted by:
Mikel Lewman

Charles Mortimer Bryant

Charles Mortimer Bryant
b. 12 August 1894, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, to William Cleaster and Julia Louise (Grindle) Bryant
d. 24 November 1959, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin

m. about 1923, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin
Lucy Murphy
b. about 1898

Children with Lucy Murphy:

  • William Edward (1925-1982) married Joan Claire Goodreau
  • Elizabeth married Sylvester Campbell

Charles left Indiana in 1914, moving to Devils Lake, North Dakota with the W. R. Murray family. He left to join his brother, William Edward Bryant, but later moved to Superior, Wisconsin where he remained until his death.

For a time, he worked for the Great Northern Railway and The Express Company. He also served as deputy county auditor under J. A. Kramer. He was a clerk of the draft board and enlisted from Devils Lake in 1917. During World War I he served overseas. When he returned to Devils Lake, he resumed his position as deputy county auditor.

Charles was a charter member of the Tim Running Post of the American Legion and served as its first commander. He was also a member of the Masonic bodies and Kern Temple.

After leaving Devils Lake, he resided in Superior, Wisconsin, and was employed in the store department of the Great Northern Railway at Superior. He was married, raised a family, and lived in Superior until his death in 1959.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

William Townsend

William Townsend
b. 14 February 1832, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
d. 1907, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

m. about 1869, Kentucky
Elizabeth (Murphy) Harness
b. 18 April 1846, Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky
d. 11 January 1911, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth (Murphy) Harness:

  • Charles E. (1870-1935)
  • Orah E. (b. ca. 1872)
  • Elvira Jane (1873-1947)
  • William Cooper, Jr. (b. ca. 1880)
  • Anna B. (1884-1942)
  • Ira (1887-1962)

William and Elizabeth had twin girls, born about 1889, who died soon after birth. William Cooper, a farmer, took his family by covered wagon from Indiana to Kansas, arriving in Neosho Falls on Christmas Day 1883. The wagon was drawn by two pair of oxen, of which Buck and Bright were his favorite pair. Horses were not used to pull such wagons because they required too much food, and mules were often too difficult to handle.

Submitted by:
Mary F. Peek McBride
Huntsville AL

William Dolph Murphy

William Dolph Murphy
b. 25 March 1834, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Peter Liam and Drusilla (Dolph/Dewolf) Murphy
d. 26 January 1882, Central City, Putnam County, Missouri

m. 3 November 1854, Spencer County, Indiana
Sarah Ellen Brown
b. 3 December 18336, Spencer County, Indiana, to James Abbott and Sarah (Masterson) Brown
d. 7 February 1895, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen Brown:

  • Luella Belle (1855-1927) married Giles M. Morgan
  • RoseAnn Drusilla (1858-1934) married Louis Clinton Morgan
  • William Brown (1860-1928) married Nellie Ellen Metz
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1864-1942) married Loren L. Gray
  • Eunice Jane (1867-1962) married John H. Sandusky
  • Julia Ida (1868-1869)
  • James Lehem “Lee” (1869-1959) married Kitty Ann Duncan
  • Albert David Arthur (1873-1951) married Bertha May Alexander
  • Mary Emaline (1875-1970) married James H. Demry
  • Newton E. (1877-1877)

William emigrated in 1866 from Indiana to Central City, Putnam County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
San Diego CA

Thomas Jefferson Murphy

Thomas Jefferson Murphy
b. 15 October 1814, Jennings County, Indiana, to Daniel and Nancy (Baker) Murphy
d. 10 February 1922, Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas

m/1. 29 January 1863, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary Jane Lewis
b. 15 March 1848, Jennings County, Indiana, to Timothy B. and Mahala (Lett) Lewis
d. by January 1877, Jennings County, Indiana

m/2. 21 January 1877, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary Delanzo Carpenter
b. about 1859, to Watis and Anna (Graston) Carpenter
d. 18 March 1896, near Stockdale, Riley County, Kansas

m/3. 29 April 1899, Riley County, Kansas
Saphronia (Carpenter) Allison
b. 12 September 1855, to Watis and Anna (Graston) Carpenter

Children with Mary Jane Lewis:

  • Elnora (1864-1870)
  • Cora (b. 1867)
  • Minetta E. (b. 1870) married John S. Carpenter
  • Timothy Thomas (1871-1933) married Katie May Dobson
  • Nancy Mae (1873-1885)
  • Samuel Hall (1875-1942) married Ida Adelia Brundige

Children with Mary Delanzo Carpenter:

  • [–?–] (1878-1878)
  • Louella (b. 1879) married Warren W. Maloney
  • Ida Belle (1881-1954) married John S. Thomson
  • James Leland (1884-1973) married Lucinda Marietta Johnson
  • Frances A. (1887-11974) married Ace Applebee
  • Mabel Pearl (1888-1972) married Charles Anderson Trotter
  • Homer C. (1889-1967) married Ada M. Deckert
  • Howard (b. 1892) married Pearl [–?–]
  • Henry F. (1894-1970)
  • [–?–] (1896-1896)

Saphronia (Carpenter) Allison was Mary Delanzo Carpenter’s sister.

Thomas Murphy served in Company G, 145th Indiana Regiment, during the Civil War. He and his second wife Mary Delanzo (Carpenter) Murphy emigrated from Jennings County, Indiana, to Grant Township, Riley County, Kansas, in 1865. Mary and Saphronia were sisters. Thomas Jefferson Murphy claimed 21 children.

Submitted by:
Kevin L. Stilley
Manhattan KS
E-mail: trlrhouseman@aol.com

James W Murphy

James W Murphy
b. October 1850, Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana, to John T. and Mary Ann Elizabeth (Smallwood) Murphy
d. 2 May 1906, Holcomb, Dunklin County, Missouri

m/1. 14 August 1877, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Percillia A. Parks
b. 15 April 1855, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, to Samuel and Dorcus (Henry) Parks
d. 22 December 1895, Donaldson Creek, Trigg County, Kentucky

m/2. 27 January 1897
Florence M. E. “Betty” (Walker) Wilkerson
b. to John C. and Amy Jane (Allen) Walker
d. 13 May 1906

Children with Percillia A. Parks:

  • Nannie M. (1879-1892) married (1) George W. Hawley, (2) James Whitt Dowlen
  • Effie Lena (b. 1883) married Thomas Rice Hagewood
  • Allie Elmire (b. 1885) married (1) Brown Hagewood, (2) Harrison Butcher, (3) [–?–] Grey, (4) John Inman
  • Margaret (or Emma) Elizabeth (1889-1933) married Columbus Collier Mathis Pascal
  • Lyman Arthur
  • Minnie Ruth

Children with Florence M.E. (Walker) Wilkerson:

  • Florence Lorene
  • Tryman Jessie
  • Janie (1902-1904)
  • Bodie Ophelia

The family left Bartholomew County, Indiana, about 1890 for Donaldson Creek Valley, Trigg
County, Kentucky. They left Kentucky for Ashland City, Cheatham County, Tennessee, about 1899. Next, the family moved to Holcomb/White Oak, Missouri, in 1904.

James and Betty both died in May 1906 of pneumonia caused by being in the river after their ferry caught fire. They left six young children. The oldest four girls, all of whom were born in Indiana, had married and stayed in Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Lela B. Murphy Winfree
Warren MI

Andrew J Murphy

Andrew J Murphy
b. 8 May 1841, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Samuel and Matilda (Smith) Murphy
d. 3 February 1825, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas

m. 24 September 1866, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Lydia Ann Pleakenstrauffer
b. 16 April 1846, Shilo, Decatur County, Indiana, to H. and Mary (Smith) Pleakenstrauffer

Children with Lydia Ann Pleakenstrauffer:

  • William Grant Paul (1867-1942) married Christina Haddow
  • Rosella (1869-1953)
  • Telitha Jane (1871-1969) married Charles Vance
  • Anna Viola (1873-1931) married Benjamin Galen Campbell
  • Andrew S. (1876-1884)
  • Lydia Edna (1877-1911) married Emery Albertus Dain
  • Emma Alice (1880-1894)
  • Mary M. (1882-1884)
  • Mabel Augusta (1885-1971) married Norval Morgan
  • Almina V. (b. 1887) married Gilbert Parrick
  • Euclid Theodore (1889-1966) married Elsie [–?–]

Prior to her marriage, Lydia Ann is said to have lived in an orphanage.

According to his Civil War records, Andrew and Lydia were married by Samuel K. Ross at Cincinnati, but the records were destroyed when a courthouse burned. Andrew was an octoroon whose grandfather, according to census records, was a “free mulatto”.

Andrew J. Murphy enlisted in the Union Army at Indianapolis on 18 August 1864 and served in a colored unit. After discharge he settled in Fairland Township, Shelby County, Indiana. In 1880 he emigrated with his family from Hymera, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Rolene Kiesling
Groveland CA