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John Morgan

John Morgan
birth: 26 Aug 1811, Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
death: 17 Jun 1852, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 24 Dec 1835, Floyd County, Indiana
Margaret A. Bright
birth: 2 May 1815, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky to John Andrew Bright & Lydia Hinkle
death: 16 Aug 1902, Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana
burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Children of John Morgan and Margaret A. Bright:

  • Richard George Morgan (1836-1912)  m. 1863 Hester Ann Russell
  • Elizabeth Martha Morgan (1838-1973) m. 1854 Calvin Henry Thompson
  • John Bright Morgan (1840-1913) m. 1861 Mary E. Kipp
  • William Henry Morgan (1842-1926) m.1866 Sarah Louise Elliott
  • Sarah Ann Morgan (1844-1934) m. 1865 George William Tolson
  • David Kimble Morgan (1847-1926)  m/1. 1872  Hannah Sipgler; m/2. 1875 Harriet Sparks
  • Volney Edgar Morgan (1849-1935) m/1. 1877 Elizabeth Christina Bruner; m/2. 1888 Mary Ann Miles; m/3. 1920 Julia Cummings; m/4. 1926 Junetta “June” Bailey
  • Lydia Morgan (1852-1906) m. Joseph C. Loughmiller

John moved to Floyd County, Indiana with his parents in 1815. He married Margaret Bright in Floyd County and their first child, Richard, was born in Terre Haute, Vigo County. By 1842, the family lived in Frederickbury, Washington County, where son William was born.

Thomas Albert Morgan, born 25 Aug 1805 and John Morgan, born 26 Aug 1811 were brothers born in Wheeling, West Virginia and settled in Indiana in 1826 at Fredricksburg, Indiana.”

“John B. Morgan Sr. was born in Virginia, presumably in the Shenandoah Valley.  In 1815 his, parents moved to Floyd County Indiana, in 1815, where he was raised and educated.  He entered the saddle and harness trade with his brother Thomas in 1825 in Fredericksburg, Indiana. and the business proved profitable.  The 1850 census indicated that he had $2,000 to his name, which was quite a bit for that period.“

“John’s son Kimble and Volney were the first to settle in Daviess County, Indiana.”

“Richard George Morgan was born at Terri Haute, In 8 Feb 1836.  His parents moved to Fredricksburg , Posey County, in the Spring of 1841, opening an general store and harness shop in the old building recently torn down to give place to Julian’s new building.  At that time Washington Street was the State road.  A brick hotel that stood near the wall on that street, the brick building now occupied by Thomas Richards and a few cabins constituted the town.
Mr Morgans father (John) soon erected an old fashioned English inn, where H.L. Siegs residence now stands.  It was a very large building, containing more than twenty rooms, had great double porches and was built with a view to the convenience and comfort of the traveling public.  It was destroyed by fire about 1855.”

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

Edgar Sherman Stayton

Edgar Sherman Stayton
b. 1 February 1870, Clay Township, Morgan County, Indiana, to Thomas C. and Mary Ann (Hornaday) Stayton
d. 3 May 1948, Niles, Cayuga County, New York

m/1. 1895
Anna Victoria Lavis
b. 9 March 1873, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois
d. 8 March 1903, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois

m/2. 26 February 1908, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois
Allie Russell
b. 26 February 1885, Trilla, Cumberland County, Illinois, to George A. and Casander (Gilman) Russell
d. 21 February 1969, Niles, Cayuga County, New York

Children with Anna Victoria Lavis:
• Edith M. (1895-1985) married George Wilson
• Henry D. (1897-1985) married Winifred Shaffer

Children with Allie Russell:
• Clarence (1911-1004)
• Hazel (1913-1986) married David Julius
• Esther (b. 1915) married George Kappesser
• Harold (1918-1985) married Phyllis Jennings
• Kenneth (b. 1920) married Dorothy Franklin
• Donald (1923-1988) married Thelma Jayne
• Hilda (1926-1996) married Harold Jennings

Edgar moved in 1892 from Morgan County, Indiana, to Cumberland County, Illinois. About 1919, he moved to Foley, Minnesota, and in 1920 to central New York State. He is buried next to his first wife in Mattoon, Cumberland County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Chester A. Stayton
Indianapolis IN

Hiram Walter Snider

Hiram Walter Snider
b. 23 October 1846, North Benton, Mahoning County, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Russell) Snider
d. 28 July 1918, Chelsea, Rogers County, Oklahoma

m/1. 28 April 1868, Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana
Christena Gross
b. 1847, Ohio
d. Parsons, Kansas

m/2. 5 June 1890, Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma
Annie B. Henry

Children with Christena Gross:
• Raymond (b. 1876)

Children with Annie B. Henry:
• Thomas Benton (b. 1892)
• Perry Edwin (b. 1893)
• Jerry Russell (1895-1909)
• Walter Isaac (b. abt. 1900)

Hiram came to Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana, in 1853. He lived in Madison Township, St. Joseph County; Bourbon Township, Marshall County; and Scott Township, Kosciusko County, before leaving the state sometime after 1880. The family went to Telluride, Colorado.

After divorcing Christena, Hiram went to Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma, where he met Annie. Annie’s father was one of the Cherokee participants in the “Trail of Tears” in the late 1830’s. In 1910, Hiram, Annie and the boys are in Rogers County, Oklahoma, living on their Cherokee Indian land allotment. By 1917, Hiram and Annie were separated, and he was living in Chelsea, Craig County, Oklahoma.

Hiram served in Company A, 35th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. He enlisted at La Porte, Indiana. He filed pensions in 1881, 1883, 1898, and 1917. Annie filed as his widow in 1929.

Submitted by:
Shirley Miller Thompson
Etna Green IN
E-mail: shirlthompson@maplenet.net

David Parkhurst

David Parkhurst
b. 15 November 1783, Morris County, New Jersey, to Ezekiel and Abiel (Hathaway) Parkhurst
d. 6 September 1858, Effingham County, Illinois

m. about 1800, Kentucky or Tennessee
Jane Jenkins
b. about 1784, North Carolina, to Roderick and Nancy (Pack) Jenkins
d. 8 September 1858, Effingham County, Illinois

Children with Jane Jenkins:

  • William (b. bet. 1801/1804-bet. 1870/1880) married (1) Rebecca Russell, (2) Martha Jane Taylor
  • Ezekiel (1808-aft. 1879) married (1) Mary Dias/Dies, (2) Aletha McClanahan
  • Abigail (b. bet. 1804/1810) married (1) Asa Russell, (2) Micajah Kittell/Kitchell
  • [–?–] (b. bet. 1804/1810-bet. 1820/1830)
  • Cynthia (1809-1891) married Mark Mitchell
  • Mahala Jane (1811-1874) married David S. Mitchell
  • Roderick (1814-1863) married Charlotte Knight
  • Tryphenia (1816-bet. 1865/1868) married Major Mitchell
  • Mary (1820-bet. 1870/1875) married (1) Jacob Legan, (2) Andrew J. Davis
  • John W. (1823-1862) married (1) Mary Ann Nay, (2) Nancy [–?–]

David and Jane Parkhurst immigrated to Indiana in 1836 from Smith County, Tennessee. They resided at Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana, and then moved in 1851 to Effingham County, Illinois.

Jane’s mother was either full-blooded or onehalf Cherokee Indian and was said to have had a very bad temper.

The family of Ezekiel Parkhurst, David’s son, had a rather turbulent life. Cousins in Tennessee maintain that Ezekiel’s second wife murdered him after 1870 in Smith County, Tennessee, by putting poison in his coffee. She left quickly for Chicago after his death and was never charged with the crime. Later, one of Ezekiel’s sons, John C. Parkhurst, married Martha Younger, purported to be a sister of the Younger brothers who rode with the Jesse James gang. Another of Ezekiel’s sons, Robert S. Parkhurst, moved to Missouri, where his second wife, it is said, stabbed him to death, took his money, and escaped to Texas. Apparently Ezekiel’s family had a streak of bad luck, especially with second wives.

Submitted by:
Yvonne Parkhurst
Tacoma WA

Silas Burke Hovious

Silas Burke Hovious
b. 1829, Lawrence County, Indiana, to John and Eliza (Litten) Hovious
d. 11 March 1915, Emporia, Kansas

m. 9 February 1854, Morgan County, Indiana
Mary Russell
b. Indiana
d. 21 September 1883, Hartford, Kansas

Children with Mary Russell:

  • Rosanna
  • Sarah
  • John
  • Eliza
  • Charles
  • Fred
  • Mable
  • Francis
  • Omer

Silas served in the Mexican War from 1847 to 1848 in Indiana Infantry Company G, 4th Regiment Volunteers. He moved to Kansas about 1885.

Submitted by:
Betty Hollowell
Ft. Lauderdale FL

Horace Russell Henkle

Horace Russell Henkle
b. 1 November 1870, Jasper County, Indiana, to Lemual Wesley and Lucinda (Russell) Henkle
d. 11 October 1949, Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

m. 5 September 1895, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Effa Hope Phelps
b. 20 October 1875, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana
d. 15 March 1952, Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

Children with Effa Hope Phelps:

  • Herman Henry (1900–1987)
  • Lydia (1902–1982)
  • Margaret (1904–1983)
  • Esther (1911–1987)
  • Charles Van (b. 1914)

Horace Henkle taught school in Jasper County, Indiana, for a time but chose to escape the fate of most tuberculosis sufferers by “going west” to work and live in the sunny, dry climate of Colorado. He emigrated from Indiana in 1895 to Colorado Springs, Colorado. After teaching there for a few years, he became a life-long farmer and fruit grower, pioneering a new planting of fruit trees in Mesa County, Colorado.

Copies of a pictorial family history, Ancestors and Descendants of Horace Russell and Effa Hope Phelps Henkle, have been donated to the Allen County Public Library, the historical library of Hamilton County, Indiana, and other genealogical libraries by four of their children.

Submitted by:
Charles Van Henkle
Lincoln NE

Franklin Dickerson

Franklin Dickerson
b. 23 November 1838, Boone County, Indiana, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Barnett) Dickerson
d. 8 October 1925, Newtown, Missouri

m/1. 17 July 1867, Johnson County, Indiana
Mary Elizabeth Russell
d. 1873, Johnson County, Indiana

m/2. 16 December 1880
Emily Armilda Guymon
d. 3 February 1916

Children with Mary Elizabeth Russell:

  • William Alexander
  • John
  • Thomas

Children with Emily Armilda Guymon:

  • Sarah
  • Samuel
  • Edward
  • George

Submitted by:
Karen Dickerson Hillson
Belton MO