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Isaiah Reid Tippin

Isaiah Reid Tippin
b. 4 January 1821, Washington County, Indiana, to George Manton and Elizabeth (Ralls) Tippin, Jr.
d. 13 February 1915, Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

m/1. 22 October 1846, Washington County, Indiana
Jane McQuiston Faris
b. 23 February 1820, Preble County, Ohio
d. 1848, Washington County, Indiana

m/2. 12 November 1849
Susanna Rock
b. 1828, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
d. 21 October 1858, Sharon, Iowa

m/3. 8 March 1867
Louisa Sterrett

Children with Jane McQuiston Faris:

  • Margaret Tirzah (b. 1847)

Children with Susanna Rock:

  • Sarah
  • William
  • George

Children with Louisa Sterrett:

  • Elizabeth
  • Susan

Isaiah emigrated from Indiana to Morning Sun, Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1856.

Submitted by:
Ronald F. Rittel
Des Moines IA

Jane “Jennie” Boggs

Jane “Jennie” Boggs
b. 15 January 1863, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Andrew Hamilton and Martha (Thomas) Boggs
d. 16 June 1946, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma

John L. Rock

m/2. 15 March 1895, Clunette, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Edwin Forrest Shinn
b. 7 August 1853, Logan County, Ohio
d. 17 May 1938, Lexington, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Children with John L. Rock:

  • John Lestrang, Jr.
  • Zena Fay

Children with Edwin Forrest Shinn:

  • Earl Forrest
  • Edna Joy

When Jennie found out that her first husband, John L. Rock, had another wife and children from whom he had not bothered to disentangle himself legally, she was, needless to say, awarded custody of their two children John, Jr. and Zena Fay.

Jennie and Edwin Shinn emigrated from Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Lexington, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, after their marriage in 1895.

Throughout her life, Jennie was a resourceful woman. In May 1920 when her granddaughter, Genevieve Joy Peters, was born prematurely, weighing only two pounds and five ounces, Jennie kept the baby alive by feeding her with an eyedropper and surrounding her with hot bricks wrapped in flannel.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN