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Lewis Walden

Lewis Walden
birth:18 January 1801, at Woodford County, Kentucky to Joseph and Rachel Walden
death: 8 Apr 1886, Owen County, Indiana
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 25 Apr 1822
Virlincha G Parks
birth: c.1805 in North Carolins to William and Jemima Parks
death: 3 Nov 1885, probably in Owned Co., IN
burial: Chambersville Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Lewis Walden and Virlincha G Parks:

  • William J Walden, b. 1823, d. 1897, m. Virlincha Julia Parks
  • Austin M Walden, b. 1825, d. 1879, m. Mary Matilda Litten
  • Nancy Ann Walden, b. 1826, d. 1916, m. Rufus H. Cline
  • Willis Benjamin Walden, b. 1829, d. 1914, m. Filena/Philina Cline
  • Lewis W. Walden, b. 1830, d. 1885, m. (1) Elizabeth Ann Owens, (2) Frances Reynolds
  • Zephania E Walden, b. 1833, d. 1916, m. Nancy A Abernathy
  • Virlincha Walden, b. 1836, d. 1916, m. William Litten
  • Jemima Walden, b. 1838, d. 1883, m. William Cline
  • David C Walden, b. 1840, d. 1855
  • Rachel Walden, b. 1842, d. 1927, m. (1) Andrew J Hite, (2) Joel H Malicoat

Lewis Walden Lived In:

The Walden family lived in Virginia until after the close of the Revolutionary War, when they relocated to Woodford County, Kentucky and then to Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana in 1819. They lived in Ellettsville, Monroe County for a time and then settled in Owen County on a property known as Flat Woods.

Other Information:
Most of the family is buried in Chambersville Cemetery east of Spencer.

There is no relation between this Indiana ancestor and the submitter.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

 

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Martha Owen/Owens

Martha Owen/Owens
b. 31 March 1842, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana, to James M. and Matilda Lucinda (Sears) Owen(s)
d. 10 February 1931, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

m/1. 31 October 1860, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana
James Motley
b. 7 April 1831, Kentucky
d. 28 February 1868, Kentucky

m/2. 14 January 1869, Warren, Iowa
William Stewart Turbett
d. before 1931

Children with James Motley:
• Ida Catheran (1861-1951) married Cortes Cloyd Braught
• Ara Elizabeth (b. 1863) married William Smith
• Nettie Eldora (1865-1944) married Fred Edward Evans

The family left Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1868.

Submitted by:
Loran Ralph Braught
West Terre Haute IN
E-mail: loranbraught@verizon.net

Mary Catherine Hendricks

Mary Catherine Hendricks
b. 29 September 1843, Madison County, Indiana, to Lewis (1820-1856) and Lucinda (Rector) (1819-1866) Hendricks
d. 19 May 1903, Fellsburg, Edwards County, Kansas

m/1. 9 January 1859, Madison County, Indiana
John Wesley King
b. about 1837, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana, to William (1792-1869) and Nancy Ann (Owens) (1816-1887)
d. 23 January 1865, Paducah, McCracken County Kentucky

m/2. 26 May 1867, Madison County, Indiana
Gazaway Shipley
b. about 1840, Madison County, Indiana, to George and Elizabeth Shipley

Children with John Wesley King:

  • Nancy Lucinda (1860-1873)
  • William (1862-1937) married Mary Williams
  • Elizabeth Angeline (1864-1890) married Eli Bird Thomas

Children with Gazaway Shipley:

  • Mary Ellen (b. abt. 1868)
  • James Edward (b. 1869)
  • Millie (b. abt. 1873)
  • Sarah Jane (b. abt. 1875)
  • George (b. 1877)
  • Dora Leota (b. 1882)
  • Lewis E. (b. 1884)
  • Frank (b. 1886)
  • Charles

Mary Catherine’s father settled near Frankton in the 1830’s. Her first husband, John Wesley King, enlisted in October 1864 in the 17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He died of typhoid fever at the US Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, during his service. His remains were later moved to Mount City National Cemetery.

Mary Catherine and her second husband moved to Edwards County, Kansas between 1875 and 1877. Their last five children were born in Edwards County. Mary died there and is buried in Trotter Cemetery.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI
E-mail: graye@msu.edu

James Harvey Wells

James Harvey “Harve” Wells
b. 31 May 1834, Clark County, Indiana, to James and Malinda (Owens) Wells
d. 13 July 1902, Sangamon County, Illinois

m. 8 July 1852, Sangamon County, Illinois
Margaret Jane Sackett
b. 25 December 1834, Sangamon County, Illinois
d. 20 February 1914, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois

Children with Margaret Jane Sackett:

  • Levi Marion
  • Harriett Ellen
  • Mary R.
  • James Harvey
  • Lelia
  • Richard R.

James was one of five children born to James and Malinda Wells. His father died in 1851 when James was just 16 or 17 years old, and his mother is said to have also died when James was young. James married at the young age of eighteen and started with little or nothing. Through hard work he became a large land owner in Sangamon County, Illinois.

Besides being a farmer, James was a musician with a beautiful tenor voice. To supplement the family income and buy land, he would sing and provide music for various events in the evenings and on weekends. His work caused him to travel so much that sometimes he would swim his horse a mile and even two across rivers and streams to avoid the longer distances roads presented.

James built a fine home near Salisbury, Illinois, with a spiral staircase right in the middle of the house. All the floors were of alternate pieces of ash and walnut. No boards with knots were acceptable. When his grandchildren would play in the basement, they would look up, looking for knots in the wood.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

Stanley Brown Walker

Reverend Stanley Brown Walker
b. 22 February 1787, Virginia, to Richard and [–?–] Walker
d. 27 January 1843, Coles County, Illinois

m. 27 December 1809, Hardin County, Kentucky
Mary Owens

Children with Mary Owens:

  • Benjamin
  • William
  • Richard
  • John

Stanley immigrated to Perry County, Indiana, from Hardin County, Kentucky, in 1823. He emigrated from Indiana to Clark County, Illinois, in 1832.

Submitted by:
Judith L. Weber
Greenfield IA

Henry Raymond Monroe

Henry Raymond Monroe
b. 8 October 1888, Austin, Scott County, Indiana, to Joseph Levi and Mary Ann (Owens) Monroe
d. 28 April 1968, Newcastle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

m/1. 17 September 1909, Austin, Scott County, Indiana
Bertha June Peacock
b. 17 October 1887, Austin, Scott County, Indiana, to William and Sarah (Bolser) Peacock
d. 23 May 1944, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

m/2. about 1945, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cleo Harriott

Children with Bertha June Peacock:

  • Miles Lee (1910–1963) married Florence Gerber
  • Kenneth Raymond (b. 1912) married Ruth Reimer
  • Mary Mosell (1915–1988) married (1) John Pierring, (2) Lawrence F. “Jack” McIntire
  • Emma Elizabeth (1917–1987) married (1) Willard Owens, (2) Robert White
  • Josephine Wilma (1921–1986) married Robert Isabella
  • Margaret Rose (b. 1923) married Edward Seiling

Henry Monroe’s father and mother and his paternal grandfather, William P. Monroe, were all native-born Hoosiers.

Henry was Bertha June Peacock’s second husband. She first married Clem Chasteen.

Henry tried farming in both Indiana and South Dakota between 1917 and 1927 but in October 1927 moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he accepted a position as plant policeman with the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. He remained in Pittsburgh until his retirement in 1953 and move to Newcastle, Pennsylvania.

Henry’s son Kenneth Raymond did not like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after moving there in October 1927 with his parents. On 23 February 1934, with only an eighth grade education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1960, after receiving a high school diploma from George Washington University and graduating from Los Angeles City College, he accepted a position as comptroller with the U.S. State Department. He retired after 10 years with a total of 35 years service with the U.S. government.

Submitted by:
Kenneth R. Monroe
Tampa FL