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Lot Wright

Lot Wright
b. 1811, Pennsylvania
d. 20 October 1889, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m. 5 March 1833, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Martin
b. 10 June 1809, Kentucky, to Micajah and Mary Martin
d. 4 October 1859, Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana

Children with Mary Martin:
• Micajah M. (1834-bef. 1910) married Mary E. [–?–] (1834-bef. 1900)
• Ethan W. “Will” (b. ca. 1836-bef. 1860)
• Daniel Gard (1838-1913) married (1) Emily Lenora Butler (1846-1875), (2) Sarah Ann Davis (1859-1930)
• John Simeon “Sim” (1840-1919) married (1) Susan
Franklin (1840-1897), (2) Lizzie Shaffer (b. 1850)
• Mary J. (1842-1869) married (1) George W. Richardson, (2) William F. Barnard
• Jehu L. (b. 1844)
• Addison F. (1848-bef. 1930) married Mary R. Gant (b. ca. 1851-aft. 1930)

Lot purchased property in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1832 at age 21. The family moved to Preble County, Ohio, in 1840 and came back to Hancock County, Indiana, in 1848 to resume farming. After his wife died, he sold everything and left the state. He was living in Colorado in 1861. After moving to California, he was a blacksmith with his son Dan.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

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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