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Earl Ferree Richison

Earl Ferree Richison
b. 31 May 1917, Indiana, to Dr. Earl and Sallie Cathern (Ferree) Richison
d. 22 December 1978, Anaheim, Orange County, California

Earl Ferree’s father had joined the Navy the month before Earl was born. He is listed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Base in the 1920 census but there is nothing to indicate where Earl and his mother were living at that time.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

John McRay Inman

John McRay Inman
b. about 1841, Indiana, to George and Nancy (Webster) Inman
d. 8 January 1929, Oklahoma

m/1. about 1861
Lucinda Richison
b. about 1847, Indiana, to James and Hester Richison
d. 11 August 1905, Hennessey, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
dv/1. between 1875 and 1876

m/2. 18 January 1877, Cedar Grove, Franklin County, Indiana
Sarah Heap
d. 10 January 1929, Oklahoma

Children with Lucinda Richison:
• George (b. 1862)
• Hester A. (1864-1929) married William D. Shackelford
• James “Jim” (b. 1867) married Emma Crane
• Isaac “Ike” (b. 1870) married Rosa Copeland
• William “Bill” (b. 1872)
• Noah (b. 1875)

Children with Sarah Heap:
• Richard “Dee” (b. 1878) married Gertrude [–?–]

John and Lucinda lived in Mt. Spring, Baker Township, Martin County, Indiana, in the 1870 census. By the 1880 census, John, his second wife Sarah, their son Dee, and John’s son William were in Montague County, Texas, where John operated a saloon in Spanish Fort, Texas. John, Sarah, and Dee left Nocona, Texas after 1900 for Manitou, Oklahoma, where John operated a café. John and Lucinda’s sons, George, William, and Noah all stayed in Daviess County, Indiana, near Elnora, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK

James Inman

James “Jim” Inman
b. 8 December 1867, Martin County, Indiana, to John and Lucinda (Richison) Inman
d. about 1925, Los Angeles area of California

m.
Emma Crane
b. February 1872, Texas

Children with Emma Crane:
• Lillian (b. 1893)
• Mary (b. 1896)
• Vent (b. 1898)
• Verda (b. 1900)
• Alvin (b. 1902)
• Lucille (b. 1906)
• Freda (b. 1908)
• Bessie Jim (b. 1910)
• Lorene (b. 1914)

While it is unknown when Jim left Indiana, he was in Texas by 1872. Between 1893 and 1896, he moved his wife and daughter to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma (Chickasaw Nation). They moved to Rush Springs, Grady County, Oklahoma, around 1909. In the 1920’s, most of the family, except Lillian and Mary who were married, moved near Los Angeles, Calfornia.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK

Isaac “Ike” Inman

Isaac “Ike” Inman
b. 5 April 1870, Martin County, Indiana, to John and Lucinda (Richison) Inman
d. Oklahoma

m. 4 September 1889, Arthur, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Rosa Copeland
d. Oklahoma

Children with Rosa Copeland:
• Ruby Estell (b. 1900)
• Mable (b. 1902)
• Earl (b. 1904)
• Joe (b. 1906)
• Juanita (b. 1908)
• Ethel (b. 1909)
• Lou Ellyn (b. 1912)
• Mildred (b. 1915)
• Edith (b. 1919)

It is unknown when Isaac left Indiana; however, he was in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma by 1889. The family later moved from the Indian Territory to Retrop, Oklahoma, in 1914.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK

Hester A. Inman

Hester A. Inman
b. 30 October 1964, Mount Springs, Baker Township, Martin County, Indiana, to John and Lucinda (Richison) Inman
d. 31 August 1921, Grady County, Oklahoma

m. 21 October 1888, Texas
William Dewitt Shackelford
b. Bowling Green, Missouri
d. 25 February 1937, Grady County, Oklahoma

Children with William Dewitt Shackelford:
• Maud (b. 1889)
• Mattie (b. 1891)
• Otie D. (b. 1893)
• Otie B. (b. 1893)
• Lou (b. 1896)

Sometime after 1880, Hester went to Texas with others to help care for their children. After her marriage, she lived in Nocona, Texas. In 1897, the family moved to Bailey, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. William drew land in the Kiowa-Comanche Indian Reservation near Rush Springs, Oklahoma. He paid $14.00 for the 160 acres. They lived there the rest of their lives.

Submitted by:
Ileta Blades
Chickashe OK

Frank Albert Richison

Frank Albert Richison
b. 17 May 1862, Clark County, Ohio, to John Webster and Sarah Jane (Ayars) Richison
d. 2 April 1944, Pennville, Jay, Indiana
bur. Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant, Jay, Indiana

Frank Albert Richison and Sarah Jane Davis gravestone

Frank Albert Richison and Sarah Jane Davis gravestone

m. 25 Dec 1883, Jay County, Indiana
Sarah Jane Davis
b. 21 May 1862, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, to Oliver J. and Drusilla (Timmons) Davis
d. 28 Feb 1931, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
bur. Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant, Jay, Indiana

Children of Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison:

  • Dallas Ray (1884-1947) married Olive Alexander
  • William Oliver (1887-1962) married Mary Louisa “Lulu” Gibson
  • Berley Oral (1889-1946) married Ruby Marie Manes
  • Sylvia C. (1892-1966) never married
  • Guy Eli (1895-1959) married Carrie Estella Stoner

Frank Albert was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. He came to Indiana with his parents sometime between 1870 and 1880 from Ohio. His parents eventually moved a bit farther west to Delaware County but Frank and his family remained in Jay County. Three of his sons returned to Ohio and raised their families there.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com

John Webster Richison

John Webster Richison
b. 24 November 1837, Ohio, to John R. and Elizabeth (Cory) Richison
d. 20 April 1908, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
bur. Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana

m. 24 November 1859, Clark County, Ohio
Sarah Jane Ayars
b. 21 August 1840, Ohio, to Micajah Robbins and Margaret (Priest) Ayars
d. 3 June 1906, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
bur. Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana

Richison gravestone

Richison gravestone

John Webster Richison gravestone

John Webster Richison gravestone

Sarah Jane Ayars gravestone

Sarah Jane Ayars gravestone

Children of John Webster and Sarah Jane (Ayars) Richison:

  • George Andrew (1860-1940) married Cenith M. Schwyhart
  • Frank Albert (1862-1944) married Sarah Jane Davis
  • Silas Alva (1863-1917) never married
  • William Allen (1866-1936) married Sophy E. Wells
  • Charles Anthony, Sr. (1868-1944) married (1) Ardie Ellen Miles, (2) Emma Carolyn Green
  • Carrie Alice (1873-1944) married William A. Beard
  • Margaret Ann (1878-1965) married Ebenezer Sherman Secrest
  • Micajah Arthur (1882-1886)

John did not move to Indiana until sometime between 1870 and 1880. His mother had died in 1865 and by 1870 his father was living with John Webster. He relocated to Jay County first and taught school there for awhile. Later he moved his family to Delaware County, north of Muncie, where he spent his remaining years.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com

Hall Jackson Wilkerson

Hall Jackson Wilkerson
b. 26 December 1860, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee to John and Mary Ann (Branham) Wilkerson
d. 26 December 1934, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana
bur. Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana

Hall Wilkerson and Martha Childress gravestone

Hall Wilkerson and Martha Childress gravestone

m/1. about May 1856, Tennessee
Cathrine [–?–]

m/2. 29 July 1904, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
Martha Florentha “Flora” Childress
b. 17 October 1880, Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, to Elisha Pharoh and Susannah Jane (Weaver) Childress
d. 27 February 1965, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
bur. Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana

Martha Florentha Childress m/2.
Ira Lester Johnson
d. 5 May 1963, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana

Children with Cathrine [–?–]:

  • John Michael Edward (1881-1916) married Cora May Swatzell
  • Rev. Rufus Hall (1882-1965) married Julia Privett
  • Charles (1889-1946) married Bertha Wallace
  • Laura/Larie Jane (1891-1921) married Carl O. Sharp

Children with Martha Florentha Childress:

  • Elmer (1906-1964) married Margaret Bell Slack
  • Zella Beatrice (1908-1992) married (1) Ophir Orlo Richison, (2) Delbert Albert Smith, (3) Forester Rosenbarger
  • Ethel Samantha (1912-2000) married Lyle Forrest Rozzell
  • Everett Elisha (1915-1968) married May Beatrice Michael

Hall Jackson and Flora moved to Indiana from Tennessee shortly after their marriage in 1904. He was about 20 years older than his new bride and had grown children just slightly younger than Martha. Several of the children from his first marriage moved to Indiana as well.

During the early years of their marriage Hall and Flora lived in Muncie and Progress in Delaware County, Indiana. Later they moved to Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana, and their children graduated from high school there.

While in Delaware County, Hall worked at the Kitselman Wire Mill, but when they moved to Henry County, some of his children remember him making home-made candies, apparently to sell. Flora took in washing and did housework for others to help support the family and continued doing such work to support herself after Hall’s death. Hall and Flora raised their children in a strict Baptist home, but Hall was also said to be a drinker. Flora did not remarry until many years after Hall’s death. She and her second husband lived in Indianapolis until Ira’s death just a couple of years before Flora’s. Ira was buried in Vincennes with his first wife and Flora is buried with Hall in Knightstown where they spent most of their years together.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me.com

Thomas Franklin Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney

Thomas Franklin Alexander
b. 19 October 1850, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana, to Thomas and Lucinda (Harshman) Alexander
d. 25 October 1915, Portland, Jay, Indiana
bur. New Pittsburg Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana

m. 4 September 1873, Randolph County, Indiana
Mary Ann Courtney
b. 22 November 1849, Switzerland County, Indiana
d. 20 December 1903, Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana
bur. New Pittsburg Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana

Thomas Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney gravestone

Thomas Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney gravestone

Children of Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander:

  • Norman (1874-1933) married (1) Anna J. Hinkley. (2) Katie McClish
  • Carman (1876-1944) married Diora Delltieu Vincent
  • Clarence (1879-1975) married (1) Blanche Bash, (2) Anna Jennetta Imel
  • Arthur (1883-1953) married Eva Bisel
  • Armeda (1885-1913) married Robert Clem McKinley
  • Olive (1887-1973) married (1) Dallas Ray Richison, (2) J. Frank Hodge

Thomas appears to have spent his entire life in Jay and Randolph counties. He was a farmer and had pictures taken of he and Mary Ann with their first grandchild about 1901 or 1902 by a photographer in Portland. Another picture taken at the same time includes all of his children. Each of the pictures were passed down through different branches of the family and only recently have the present owners of the two pictures learned of the existence of the second picture.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com

Dallas Ray Richison and Olive Alexander

Dallas Ray Richison
b. 4 August 1884, Jay County, Indiana, to Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison
d. 13 March 1947, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana
bur. Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana

m. 11 August 1906, Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana
Olive Alexander
b. 10 June 1887, Jay County, Indiana, to Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander
d. 29 October 1973, Merced, Merced County, California
bur. Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana

Dallas Richison and Olive Alexander gravestone

Dallas Richison and Olive Alexander gravestone

Children of Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander)Richison:

  • Modjeska Pauline (1907-1989) married Milburn Theodore Thornburg
  • Ophir Orlo (1909-1949) married Zella Beatrice Wilkerson
  • Herbert Meredith (1913-1969) married Alice Louise Richardson
  • Charles Allen (1918-1989) married Mildred Miley
  • Frank Vaughn (1920-1999) married Edith Catherine Smith

Dallas Ray was a painter and paperhanger in Winchester, Indiana, along with some of his sons at various times. He also had a small farm about five miles northeast of town. He died of injuries suffered during a fall in a stairwell where he was working. According to newspaper articles, he had not been feeling well and apparently had a dizzy spell. He struck his head and back on a banister as he fell and died a few days later.

Olive died in Merced, California where she had been living close to her youngest son, Frank. She was cremated and her ashes were shipped back to Indiana to be buried beside Dallas in November of 1973. A few friends and some of her grandchildren attended that graveside service in Winchester, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com