Tag Archives: Orr

Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana
Perlina White
b. 25 September 1813, Union County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary (Lewis) White
d. 25 January 1895, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Perlina White:
• Charles W. (1835-1908) married America Hodge
• Asa V. B. (1837-1906) married Zelpha M. Walker
• Richard S. (1839-1911) married Adaline Davis
• Sarah E. (1841-1905) married Jasper Cartwright
• Bathsheba (1843-1928) married Nathan Ashby
• Emanuel (1845-1922) married Rosaline Thompson
• Mary Jane (1847-1877) married Henry Chism
• John A. (1849-1870)
• Lafayette (1851-1890) married Elizabeth Beavers
• Adeline P. (1853-1949) married Thomas C. Orr

In about 1834, Reeves moved to Union County, Indiana with his siblings, John Alfred Riggins, Richard Stokes Riggins, and Polly Riggins and her spouse, Isaac Dunn. Reeves left Indiana in about 1846 and moved to Coles County, Illinois.

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

Caleb Wesley Smith

Caleb Wesley Smith
b. 6 April 1824, Charlottesville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Samuel and Parthena Ide (Rowland) Smith
d. 31 March 1902, Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas

m. 21 June 1849, Worth Township, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Jane Orr
b. 18 March 1833, Hancock County, Indiana, to Jacob and Elizabeth Jane (Scott) Orr
d. 31 July 1905, Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas

Children with Mary Jane Orr:

  • Amanda Francis (1852-1931) married Horace Alonzo Keesler
  • Catherine Parthena (1854-1935) married Daniel M. Haines
  • John Sanford (1856-1936) married Ida Jane Day
  • Margaret Jane (1859-1932) married Milton Miles Brokaw
  • Alice Eleanor (1861-1900) married Horace Long
  • William Morton (b. 1863) married Josephine [–?–]
  • Rosa Louella (1868-1942) married Cornelius Davey
  • Walter William Wiggins (b. 1879)

Caleb moved to Jasper County, Iowa, between 1860 and 1870. As early as 1875 the family emigrated from Iowa to Mitchell County, Kansas, along with Caleb Wesley’s uncle, Leander Smith.

Walter William Wiggins was adopted by Caleb and Mary Jane.

Submitted by:
Corlyn Holbrook Adams
Ft. Worth TX

Timothy B Lewis

Timothy B Lewis
b. 1819, Steuben County, New York, to William and Sarah (Miller) Lewis
d. 20 July 1878, Grant Township, Riley County, Kansas

m. 23 April 1840, Jennings County, Indiana
Mahala or Melinda Lett

Children with Mahala/Melinda Lett:

  • Thomas M. (1845–1860)
  • Mary Jane (1848–1877) married Thomas Jefferson Murphy
  • Salina Ann (1849–1927) married John Joseph Robbins
  • Daniel Thomas (b. 1851) married Katie Mayfield
  • Rachel Esther (1859–1913) married James Doyle
  • Marion M. (b. 1861)
  • Melvin (b. 1861)
  • William Lincoln (adopted) (b. 1863) married Addie Orr

Timothy resided in three Indiana counties: Jennings, Shelby, and Rush. He moved in 1865 to Grant Township, Riley County, Kansas. Timothy Lewis was a Baptist minister at Coffee Creek Baptist Church, Jennings County, Indiana.

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