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Edgar Tschupp

Edgar Tschupp
birth: 22 Jun 1913, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana to Maurice Edgar Tschupp (1892 – 1975) and Bertha Anna Kurtz (1894 – 1956)
death: 8 Feb 1957, Phoenix, Arizona
burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

marriage: 27 Aug 1943, South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana
Gertrude Marie Mearing
birth: 1913, Gas City, Grant County, Indiana to Ernest Ward Harper and Artie Mae Goldy; adopted by Howard Mearing and Edith Schafer
death: Feb 1988, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
burial: Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

Children of Edgar Tschupp and Gertrude Maria Mearing:

  • Betty Valentine Tschupp (adopted) 1935 – 2011
  • Edgar Tschupp 1913 – 1957 (Army Veteran)
  • Cathy Tschupp Reed Bland
  • Diana Tschupp Beckett 1948 – 2009
  • John Edgar Tschupp

Edgar lived in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; Concord, Elkhart County, Indiana; Baugo, Elkhart County, Indiana; Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana; St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Edgar was an army veteran. He adopted Betty Jean Valentine, his wife’s daughter by first marriage. He died on colon cancer.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp

Volney Edgar Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Edgar Morgan
birth: 8 Dec 1849, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana to John Morgan & Margaret A. Bright
death: 15 April 1935 Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

marriage 1: 11 Feb 1877, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana
Elizabeth Christina Bruner
birth: Indiana to Nancy Bruner (b. 29 Apr 1829 d. 24 Mar 1883)
death: 10 Apr 1887, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
burial: Veal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Christina Bruner

Christina Bruner

marriage 2: 8 Apr 1888, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
Mary Ann Miles 

marriage 3: Apr 1920, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Julia Cummings 

marriage 4: Dec 1926, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Junetta Bailey

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Elizabeth Christina Bruner:

  • Florence Isabelle Morgan (1875-1950) m. 1890 Henry John Miles
  • Bertha P. Morgan (1879-1950) m. 1907 Orville W. Lee
  • Lee Royce Morgan (1881-1881)
  • Thomas Edgar Morgan (1883-1978) m/1. 1904 Sadie B. Hendrix; m/2. 1928 Florence Kemplin; m/3. 1937 Ethel Prosser

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Mary Ann Miles:

  • Nettie J. Morgan (1889-1893)
  • Joseph W Morgan (1890-1977) m. 1915 Stella Shaw
  • William Alexander Morgan (1892-1983) m. 1913 Lila Northey
  • Oscar Morgan (1894-1967) m. 1921 Grace McGinnis
  • Andrew Valentine Morgan (1896-1988) m. Dorothy Burns
  • Mary M. Morgan (1898-1956) m/1. 1917 Harold Dunlap; m/2. 1954 Rallph Ozburn
  • Francis Aloysious Morgan (1900-1984) m. Helen Duryea
  • Margaret Elizabeth Morgan (1901-1955) m. 1922 Robert Sieloff
  • Barbara Agnes Morgan (1903-1993) m/1. Edward Humpal; m/2. Albert J. Ordway
  • Harry M. Morgan (1905-1951) m/1. 1936 Ruth Reed; m/2. 1951 Lelia L. Lynass

The obit for Volney:
“Valentine Edgar Morgan. Valentine Morgan grew to manhood in Fredericksburg, IN.  He was left an orphan when he was a mere child and had to make his way however he could.  As a result he was not able to obtain so much as a grade school education.  He could not read a book or write a letter.  But he did pick up a surprisingly good practical education in his own experience.  However the lack of education seriously limited him all through his life and this, together with much bereavement he experience, caused him to be very quiet and reserved.  In the years 1895 he came to Dawson County, Nebraska and he has resided here ever since.

While he himself belonged to no church, so far as is known, ….He himself attended worship in the Methodist church of Lexington until he was no longer able to do so.

In 1871 Mr. Morgan married Elizabeth Bruner in Fredericksburg, Indiana.  To this union 2 daughters and a son were born.  These survive their father.  They are Mrs. Bertha Lee, Forrest Park, Illinois, Mrs Henry Miles, North Platte, Nebraska, and Mr Edward Morgan of Oshkosh Nebraska.  The mother of these three passed away in about 1885.

In April, three years later, Mr. Morgan married Mary Miles in Washington, Indiana.  To this union 10 children were born.  One daughter, Nettie passed away in 1893 at the age of 3 years.  This Mrs. Morgan passed away in 1910.  The 9 children who survive their parents are, Joseph W. Morgan and Mrs Mary Dunlap of Lexington, William A. Morgan, San Diego, California, Oscar J. Morgan, Fr. Collins, Colorado, Andrew and Frank Morgan, Cheyenne Wyoming, Mrs Marjorie Sieoff, Ainsworth, Nebraska, Mrs Bea Humpal, Ravenna, Nebraska, and Dr. Harry Morgan, Ship Surgeon on the USS Grant (at sea).

Then years after Mrs. Morgans death Mr. Morgan married Julia Fox in Lexington, Nebraska.  This was in April 1920.  Two years later Mr Morgan was again bereaved of his wife.

Five years later in 1927, Mr Morgan married Junetta Gullick in Lexington.  Mrs Gullick-Morgan survives her husband.”

When Volney married his first wife Christina Bruner he used the name Volney Morgan in 1877.  Then when he married Mary Ann Miles he used the name Valentine Morgan in 1888.  His son Thomas Edgar Morgan said his father’s name was Volney.

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon

John S. Ramey

John S. Ramey
b. 26 March 1816, Virginia, to James and Nancy A. (Reed) Ramey
d. 16 January 1891, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

m/1. 30 December 1837, Ohio
Mary Craig
b. 9 March 1816, Pennsylvania
d. 26 February 1848, Ohio

m/2. 8 February 1849, Champaign County, Ohio
Rebecca Jane Neal
b. 1833, Ohio
d. 7 February 1904, Sangamon County, Illinois

Children with Mary Craig:
• James M. (b. 1838) married Elizabeth J. Miller
• William Alfred (1840-1915) married Mary Ann Mott
• Mary Jane (1843-1939) married John A. Jackson
• Joseph (1845-1848)
• John F. (1846-1923) married Sarah J. Deardoff
• George

Children with Rebecca Jane Neal:
• Edward S. (1852-1916) married Sarah Jane Odell
• Joshua Harrison (1853-1933) married Elizabeth J. Brent
• Belle (b. ca. 1857-1907) married George W. Hurley

John was in Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana, by 1850 and emigrated in 1860.

Submitted by:
Bradley S. Bolin
Springfield IL
E-mail: bbolin1964@aol.com

Isaac Milton Cox

Isaac Milton Cox
b. 17 November 1838, Monroe County, Indiana, to Isaac and Delilah (Reed) Cox
d. 17 January 1917, Bowdre Township, Douglas County, Illinois

m. 12 March 1862, Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana
Tracy Ann Griffith
b. 7 October 1842, Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana
d. 16 July 1917, Douglas County, Illinois

Children with Tracy Ann Griffith:

  • Isaac
  • Martha E.
  • Lewis Cass
  • Omer
  • Hettie Jane
  • James Milton
  • Thomas Stafford
  • Arthur Beswick
  • Delilah Florence

Isaac left from Monroe County, Indiana, about 1877.

Submitted by:
M. Tracy Carpenter
Lambertville, MI

Joseph Belew

Joseph Belew
b. Unknown year in SC to possibly Renney and Keziah Belew
d. 10 December 1864, IN
bur. Skinner Chapel Cemetery, Cass Co., IN

Joseph Belew gravestone

Joseph Belew gravestone

m1. 10 October 1816 at Miami Co., OH
Susanna Pearson
b. ? at SC, daughter of William and Hannah Pearson
d. 21 June 1838 IN
bur. Crooked Creek Christian Cemetery, Cass Co., IN.

m2. 18 November 1847
Margaret Cox Reed

Children with Susanna Pearson:

  • Keziah Belew (1 October 1818–25 March 1852) m. William Cotner
  • Robert Belew (1824–20 December 1874) m. Sarah Ann Vernon
  • William Renney Belew (?–29 May 1845) m. Lydia Ballinger
  • Jonathan Belew (?–5 December 1844) m. Rebecca Amanda McCoombs
  • Rebecca Belew (5 September 1832–10 June 1873) m. Daniel Pickrell Skinner
  • Hannah Belew (?–29 October 1841) (child)
  • Nancy Belew (?–28 October 1850) (child)
  • Allen Belew (?–June 1847) (child)
  • Joseph Young Belew (February 1835–24 May 1904) m. Caroline Skinner

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL

James Nelson Martin

James Nelson Martin
b. 2 July 1911 to Nelson Oscar Martin and Carrie Elizabeth Condra
d. 24 Nov 1995 at Washington, Daviess Co., IN
bur. The New Veal Creek Cemetery

James Nelson Martin

James Nelson Martin

m. 26 May 1934 at Lawrenceville, IL
Lena Nova Stafford
b. to James Morton Stafford and Flora Lenora Horrell

Children with Lena Nova Stafford (dates ommitted for children living as of date of publication):

  • James Lee Martin, m1. Anna Marie Matthews; m2. Penelope Miller
  • Arthur Irwin Martin, m. Judith Lynne Hill
  • Charles Nelson Martin (1940–1940)
  • Clair Cecil Martin, m1. Donna Jo Colbert; m2. Connie Kay Reed
  • Billy Jo Martin, m1. Carla Jeanne Wadsworth; m2. Brenda Lea Berhman
  • Thomas Ralph Martin, m. Karen Lynn Burris
  • John Wayne Martin (1950–1950)

James Nelson Martin lived in Washington, Indiana, for most of his life. He and Lena lived on property previously owned by her father, James Morton Stafford.

Submitted by:
Phillip L. Martin (PYR@WOH.RR.com)
Monclova, OH

Emma “Grace” McGrew

Emma “Grace” McGrew
b. 12 Apr 1877 Patricksburg, Owen Co., IN
d. 11 Mar 1963 Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Emma Grace McGrew

Emma Grace McGrew

m. 18 June 1902 Lewis, Vigo, IN
Zachariah “Zack” Jones
b. 21 Mar 1874 Huron, Lawrence Co., IN
d. 14 Jan 1968 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN

Children with Zachariah Jones

  • Glenn Winter (1903-1973) m/1.) Lois Edsil Eubank; m/2.) Gladys Marie Bryant
  • Richard Hebb (1904-1995) m. Jenny Mae Wilson
  • Clifford (1906-1976) m. Grace Louivier
  • Victoria Nevada (1908-1908)
  • Harold (1910-1962) m/1.)Dema Eberle; m/2.) Ruth M. Wilson
  • Herbert Raymond (1912-2003) m. Sylvia Dicks
  • Wayne Eugene (1915-1951) m/1.)Lorene David; m/2.) Helen Foltz
  • Kermit (1917-1995) m. Michael Kuckewich
  • Donald (1919-1975) m. Mary Ellingsworth
  • Wallace Z. (1921-1993) m. Alice G. Brown
  • Russell Edward (1923-1999) m. Geraldine Mullins

Grace was born to David Bacon McGrew and Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver and spent her entire life in Indiana. She married Zachariah Jones, who was the son of Thomas Jones and Sarah Caroline Reed. She died at the age of 85 after a fall.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute, IN
E-mail: JenniCruse@gmail.com

Sarah Caroline Reed

Sarah Caroline Reed
b. aft 27 July 1837, Indiana
d. 27 July 1900, Daviess County, Indiana
bur. Washington, indiana

Sarah Caroline Reed

Sarah Caroline Reed

m/1. 17 June 1858, Tinity, Martin, Indiana
Jeramiah Redyard
b. about 1836
d. 10 July 1866

m/2. 18 December 1868
Thomas Jones
b. 1831, Indiana, to George Willis and Rebecca (Chapman) Jones
d. 1877, Huron, Indiana

m/3. 3 September 1881, Lawrence County, Indiana
William Scaggs

Children with Jeramiah Redyard:

  • Henry Clay (1866-1937) married Mary Francis Devies
  • Mary Elizabeth (b. 1859) married Soloman C. Jones
  • William Harrison (b. 1861) married Emma Chapell

Children with Thomas Jones:

  • Jackson (1869-1964) married Nancy Ella Hammersley
  • Zachariah (1874-1968), married Emma Grace Hammersley
  • Louis (b. 1876) married Teresa E. O’Brien
  • I May (abt 1878)

Sarah Caroline Reed lived her entire life in Indiana. She is buried in Washington, Indiana according to the record of her death in Daviess County, Indiana but there is no stone on her grave.

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

Harmon Osburn

Harmon Osburn

Harmon Osburn
b. 3 June 1812, Clermont County, Ohio, to Benjamin and Ruth (Duckett) Osburn
d. 6 June 1883, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
bur. Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana


m. 26 April 1832, Clermont County, Ohio
Elizabeth Jane “Eliza” Packard
b. 17 February 1811, Middletown, New Castle County, Delaware
d. 19 June 1887, Moores Hill, Dearborn County, Indiana
bur. Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana

Children of Harmon and Elizabeth Jane (Packard) Osburn:

  • Hannah Packard (1833-1895), married Isaac Reed
  • Benjamin Franklin (1834-1918), married Mary Torr
  • Anna (1835-1885), married Elijah Billings
  • John Wesley (1839-1903), married (1) Juliet Johnson, (2) Eliza J. Howard, (3) Joyce Frederica Richards Hobson
  • Mary Almira (1843-1918), married Lewis Gould Adkinson
  • Sarah E. (1843-1847)
  • Martha Jane (1848-1883)
  • William Henry Osburn (1850-1932), married Mary Frances Blanche
  • Edward Walker (1854-1931), married (1) Florence Hobson, (2) Elsie Dinsmore Hard

In 1927, the youngest son of Harmon and Elizabeth, Edward Walker Osborn wrote the following about his parents and their life together:

“They began housekeeping in a one room log cabin with a split log floor, near Milford, Clermont County, Ohio. Father was not of his freedom on his wedding day. The next morning after the wedding, both went away to work, Father at fifty cents a day to accumulate money, Mother worked for clothing material and food to take home. While living there, the three eldest children were born . . .”

“In the year 1836 or 1837 the family moved to Rush County, Jackson Township, Indiana, where Harmon entered 160 acres of land, paying the government $1.25 per acre . . . They made the trip in a wagon drawn by an old mare twenty-two years of age and a year old colt. Closest neighbor was about one and on-fourth miles through very heavy timber. a one large room house was soon erected, puncheon flooring (split logs), home make shingles, log frame and finishing. After the days work and the children were in bed, father and mother worked in the clearing, felling trees and sawing them into lengths, ready for the log-rolling, piling and burning brush, often working until midnight. By spring they were ready for crop planting. No better buildings and other improvements within many miles. No finer stock of all kinds in the county, nor was there better machinery or greater yields in the fields. The first mower and harvester were on our farm. The first sewing machine and washer in in our house. Father was many years ahead of his day as a farmer. With diversity of crops, home made fertilizers, drainage, deep plowing and thorough cultivation his farm increased in productiveness each year. Seldom was a load of grain, except wheat and flax, sold from the place, all went into stock.”

In the fall of 1870, Harmon and Eliza and the three youngest children moved from the farm to Greencastle, Indiana, the seat of Asbury University, later know as DePauw. In December 1882, Harmon and Eliza moved from Greencastle to Noblesville, Indiana, where Harmon died in 1883.

Harmon, according to his son “converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1830. From the date of his conversion until 1883, he was almost continuously an official member and religious leader. As far as I know, neither ever told a lie, not even a little white lie, they never exaggerated, nor misrepresented. In truthfulness, brotherly kindness, love, piety, and downright godliness and dependability they were the real article.”

Submitted by:
Alexander Blair Smith
Simsbury CT
E-mail: alexsmith17131@gmail.com

Zachariah Jones

Zachariah “Zach” Jones
b. 21 March 1874 Huron, Lawrence County, Indiana to Thomas Jones and Sarah Caroline Reed
d. 14 Jan 1968 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

Zachariah Jones

Zachariah Jones

m. 18 June 1902 Lewis, Vigo County, Indiana
Emma “Grace” McGrew
b. 12 Apr 1877 Patricksburg, Owen County, Indiana to David Bacon McGrew and Rebecca Ellen Saltsgiver
d. 11 Mar 1963 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

Children with Emma McGrew

  • Glenn Winter Jones (1903-1973)
  • Richard Hebb Jones (1904-1995)
  • Clifford Jones (1906-1976)
  • Victoria Nevada Jones (1908-1908)
  • Harold Jones (1910-1962)
  • Herbert Raymond Jones (1912-2003)
  • Wayne Eugene Jones (1915-1951)
  • Kermit Jones (1917-1995)
  • Donald Jones (1919-1975)
  • Wallace Z Jones (1921-1993)
  • Russell Edward Jones (1923-1999)

Zachariah was employed by the railroad for more than 50 years during which he served as a switchman, a brakeman, and a fireman. He was also a member of the brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen for more than 60 years and a member of the Retired Railroadmen’s Association later in life. He enjoyed listening to baseball games on the radio and playing cards.

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