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Albert Miller

Albert Miller
birth: 14 Feb 1871 in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana to Elwood Miller and Judy Ann Porter
death: 15 Jan 1961 in Montpelier, Blackford Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana

marriage: 16 Sep 1890 in Howard Co., Indiana
Vilena Jane Pickering
birth: 4 Sep 1867 in Alto, Harrison Co., Indiana to Phillip Mosenberg Pickering and Prudence Elizabeth Jackson
death: 22 Nov 1939 Center, Benton Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana

Children of Albert Miller and Vilena Jane Pickering:

Ancestor Albert Miller Lived In:

Albert Miller lived in Indiana all his life.

Other Information:

He was a very soft-spoken man, but handsome if I can brag. He was a farmer and hard worker.
His grandfather, David Miller came with his family in 1808, to help pioneer our state.

Submitted by:
Pamela J. Sullivan
Email: hurst_rare@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Rebecca Cook

Elizabeth Rebecca Cook
b. 29 December 1867, New Point, Decatur County, Indiana, to Wilson Rose and Elizabeth E. (Ross) Cook
d. 6 July 1936, near Chanute, Kansas

m. 15 January 1885, Kansas
Stephen B. Trammell
b. 1 December 1862, Plymouth, Illinois
d. 10 Mar 1942, Kansas

Children with Stephen B. Trammell:
• Earl (b. ca. 1887)
• Herbert Emmett (1889-1918) married Lelia Porter
• Carl (b. ca. 1892)
• William Wilson (1904-1973) married Beulah J. Braden

Stephen was a truck farmer and later operated a meat market. He moved to Kansas in 1869, first settling in the Big Creek neighborhood, then moving to a farm two miles east of Chanute in 1909.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

James Edward Frad

James Edward Frad
b. 20 November 1844, Hamblin Township, Brown County, Indiana, to James and Lydia (Stewart) Frad
d. 30 December 1920, Alamo, Hidalgo County, Texas

m/1. 25 December 1867, Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa
Eliza Porter
b. March 1848, Briston, England
d. 2 January 1903, Freeman Township, Dickens County, Iowa

m/2. 11 September 1911
Emma Paddock

Children with Eliza Porter:
• Clarence (b. ca. 1868)
• Robert J.
• William J. (1871-1932) married Lulu Pickler
• Joseph Delbert (1877-1948) married (1) Naomi Purinton, (2) Mille Peters
• Leroy (1880-1951) married (1) Emma [–?–], (2) Dolly [–?–]
• James Edward (1885-1945) married Anna Victoria Johnson

James lived in Hamblin Township in Brown County and Wildcat County in Tipton County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1865. He was a farmer.

Submitted by:
Paula Frighetti
Tucson AZ
E-mail: dntfncmein@msn.com

Leonard Crosby

Leonard Crosby
b. 1786, Chester County, South Carolina, to John and Sarah (Jeter) Crosby
d. 7 November 1844, Monroe County, Mississippi

m. 16 March 1814, Knox County, Indiana
Sarah Purcell
b. 6 February 1792, Hampshire County, Virginia, to Jonathan and Catherine Purcell
d. Monroe County, Mississippi

Children with Sarah Purcell:

  • Susan (d. 1874) married James L.T. Cockerham
  • Elizabeth (ca. 1815-1878) married William M. Morton
  • Catherine (b. ca. 1817)
  • John Jeter (1818-ca. 1905) married Joannah T. Cain
  • Noah (b. ca. 1826) married Frances Collins
  • Sarah (b. 1826) married Henry F. Cockerham
  • Andrew J. (b. 1827) married Lucinda Porter

It is not known when Leonard came to Indiana from South Carolina, but the family left the state around 1844 for Mississippi.

Submitted by:
Shirlee Sacks
Redondo Beach CA

Grace Florence Williston

Grace Florence Williston
b. 4 May 1882, Butler, DeKalb Co., IN to William W. and Mary Jane (Porter) Williston
d. 29 May 1942, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
bur. Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

Grace Florence Williston

Grace Florence Williston

m/1.
Herman Greek

m/2. 20 Sept. 1909, Wallaceburg, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada
Willis Emerson Alexander
b. 08 April 1882, Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
d. 25 March 1911, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
bur. Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

Children with Herman Greek:

  • Dorothy V. (1903-1986)
  • Leonard E. (1904-1971)

Child with Willis Emerson Alexander:

  • Willis Dolly Alexander (1911-1978), married Harold L. Bliss

Grace was born in DeKalb County, IN, but her father and older brothers were born in Ontario, Canada. According to census records, the family immigrated to the United States in 1881. The most likely reason for her Indiana birth is that her father, a machinist, relocated to Indiana when he worked for the Wabash Railroad. By 1885, the Williston family had moved to Detroit where William Williston was employed by the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway.

Grace was first married to Herman Greek, and they were the parents of two children: Dorothy V. (1903-1986) and Leonard E. (1904-1971). After their divorce, Grace married Willis E. Alexander of Boone Co., IN. They were the parents of one child, Willis Dolly Alexander, born 3 August, after her father’s death on 25 March 1911 in Detroit.

According to family lore, “Gracie” was a witty and resourceful woman who enjoyed people and crafts. She quilted, was an accomplished seamstress, and painted beautiful china plates, using violets and other flowers in her designs. She owned mother-of-pearl opera glasses so she must have enjoyed attending live performances in Detroit. After her husband Willis’s untimely death, she supported herself and her three children by taking boarders into her home. Grace Florence Williston Alexander died in Detroit and is buried next to her parents and sister Genevieve in the South Lake section of historic Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

Submitted by:
Grace Elizabeth Bliss Smith (granddaughter)
Email: GraceMI@comcast.net

John Nicholson

John Nicholson
b. 26 Oct 1807 at Parish of Bower, Caithnesshire, Scotland to David Nicholson and Janet Smith
d. 27 Oct 1886 at Parke Co., IN
bur. Seceder Cemetery (also called Portland Mills), Parke Co., IN

John Nicholson gravestone

John Nicholson gravestone

m. 29 Jun 1830 Scotland
Catherine Bain 
b. 1805 at Parish of Bower, Caithnesshire, Scotland to James Bain and Margaret Murray/Murry
d. 1841 Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

Children with Catherine Bain:

  • Margaret Nicholson (10 May 1831-11 Jul 1905) m. William Porter 31 Aug 1848
  • Janet/Jennet Nicholson (5 Apr 1833-6 Mar 1922) m. James Pyle 10 Sept 1851
  • David Nicholson (23 Jul 1835-5 Mar 1913) m. Mary C. Dickson 6 Mar 1861
  • James D. Nicholson (21 May 1837-19 Oct 1908) m. Susanna Rexrode 25 Dec 1866
  • William Nicholson (9 Jul 1839-31 Jan 1865) m. Mary Ruth Bishop 13 Mar 1862

John Nicholson emigrated from Scotland in 1840. He arrived in Indiana about 1842 and lived briefly in Morgan County, before settling in Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana for the rest of his life.

Submitted by:
Roberta Wysong
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: rlwysong@aol.com

Mary Weed

Mary Weed
b. 4 February 1776, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, to Miles and Mary (Gray) Weed
d. after 1850, Illinois

m. 17 November 1798, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Caleb Smith
b. 2 April 1779, to Dr. Isaac and Abigail (Waring) Smith, Jr.
d. before 4 May 1830, Fayette County, Indiana

Children with Caleb Smith:

  • Jacob M. (b. 1799) married Margaret Rowland
  • Sally (1800-1860) married Glover Perrin
  • Samuel (1801-1863) married Parthena Ide Rowland
  • Lewis (b. 1805) married Elizabeth Porter
  • Leander (1807-1887) married Nancy Buchanan
  • Isaac
  • Edward (b. 1809) married Jane [–?–]
  • George
  • Lovina (b. abt. 1816) married Nicholas Smith

Submitted by:
Corlyn Holbrook Adams
Fort Worth TX