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Taylor Webster Niccum

Taylor Webster Niccum
b. 12 February 1837, Decatur County, Indiana, to Jesse Batchelor and Elizabeth (Shaw) Niccum
d. 5 December 1913, Berwick, Nemaha County, Kansas

m. 5 July 1860, Preble County, Ohio
Phoebe Gordon
b. 1834, Preble County, Ohio
d. 6 May 1908, Oneida, Nemaha County, Kansas

Children with Phoebe Gordon:
• John G. (1864-1928)
• Evelyn Narcusus (1871-1936)
• Minta
• Anna Elizabeth (1878-1936) married P.D. Clear

Taylor left Decatur County, Indiana, for Preble County, Ohio, in 1857 with his father after his mother’s death. Before moving to Kansas, he and his wife lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and Fairhaven, Preble County, Ohio.

Submitted by:
Phyllis Clear Feeley
Naperville IL

Lewis Riley Niccum

Lewis Riley Niccum
b. 20 September 1885, Wabash County, Indiana, to John and Mariah (Mallott) Niccum
d. 3 March 1960

m. 3 December 1907, Wabash County, Indiana
Marie Garst
b. Somerset, Wabash County, Indiana
d. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lewis and Marie had no children. He was the 11th child of John and Mariah and died while on vacation in the west. He is buried in Ogan Cemetery in Wabash County, Indiana.

Lewis lived in Indiana until about 1927 when he transferred to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the Honeywell Corp.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN

Abigail Niccum

Abigail “Abby” Niccum
b. 28 February 1879, Wabash County, Indiana, to John and Mariah (Mallott) Niccum
d. 1 January 1961, Rumford, Maine

m. 20 July 1898, Wabash County, Indiana
Arthur Brewer
d. Maine

Children with Arthur Brewer:
• Elma Marie married Linwood Jordan
• Vernon (b. 1914) married Dorothy Tyler

Abby was the eighth child of John and Mariah. She lived in Wabash County and Elkhart County, Indiana until about 1910 when her husband was transferred to Portland, Maine, by the Indiana Paper Mill for which he worked.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN

James K. Clear

b. 11 December 1844, Union City, Randolph County, Indiana, to Philip and Permelia (Clapp) Clear
d. 11 June 1918, Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas

m. 29 January 1874, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Nancy Ann Watters
b. 22 April 1856, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
d. 4 October 1948, Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas

Children with Nancy Ann Watters:

  • Philip Daniel (1874-1956) married Anna Niccum
  • Minnie V. (1877-1959)
  • Laura (1878-1959)
  • Orah (b. 1880)
  • Lula (1882-1970)
  • Etta (1887-1969) (twin)
  • Effie (b. 1887) (twin)

James enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. He fought in 11 battles and was wounded at Egypt Station, Mississippi, on 28 December 1864. After he was discharged, he lived with his widowed mother for a few years, then in 1870 moved to Defiance County, Ohio. In 1885, he moved to Cherokee County, Iowa, and later that year, moved to Nemaha County, Kansas. After a fire destroyed their home, James, Nancy Ann, and Philip’s family all moved to Sheridan County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Phyllis Clear Feeley
Naperville IL