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Cora Mae Davidson

Cora Mae Davidson
b. 12 May 1861, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, to James/John and Rebecca (Avery) Davidson
d. 27 December 1947, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

m. 8 April 1883, Hendricks County, Indiana
Silas Patterson
b. 15 April 1859, Hendricks County, Indiana, to John K. Y. and Arie Ann (Shockley) Patterson
d. 8 June 1917, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana

Children with Silas Patterson:
• Ralph (1884-1884)
• infant female (1885-1885)
• Bessie Rebecca (1887-aft. 1947) married Harry Franklin Reynolds
• Herman Clair (1880-1925) married Klora Mae Kirkendall
• Lula Verner (1890-1918) married Thomas Arthur Griggs
• Eva F. (1892-1978) married Wilbur Tedrow Kilbourne
• Wallace E. (1900-1982) married Cecelia [–?–]

The family farmed in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, until 1907, when they moved to Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, to work in the factories. In 1917, Cora’s husband died when he was cutting trees and fell to the sidewalk, hitting his head. Shortly after that, she and her four surviving children moved to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

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James Henry Patterson

James Henry Patterson
b. 27 September 1839, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, to John K. and Arie Ann (Shockley) Patterson
d. 29 December 1897, Craig, Burt County, Nebraska

m. 7 November 1861, Hendricks County, Indiana
America Smith
b. 16 March 1840, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana
d. 12 September 1925, Craig, Burt County, Nebraska

Children with America Smith:
• Eva (1863-1883)
• Flora (1864-1941)
• Erastus Alexander (1867-1949) married Vina Ernst
• Wesley (1869-1872)
• Everett (b. 1872) married Hattie Pond
• Harley (1874-1970) married Martha Balzer
• Susan Lillian (1878-1905) married Charles W. Sackett
• Bert (1880-1922)
• Virgil James (1884-1962) married Ruth Monson Pearson

The family left the state in 1883 shortly after the death of Eva. They followed James’ niece and her family, who had moved to Nebraska in the 1880’s.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

Travis Adcock Emry

Travis Adcock Emry
b. 3 June 1788, Guilford County, North Carolina, to James and Rachael (Moorman) Adcock
d. 31 January 1866, Penn Township, Jefferson County, Iowa

m/1.
[–?–]

m/2. 27 August 1818, Center Quaker Meeting House, Wayne County, Indiana
Elizabeth Frazier
b. 15 May 1795, Randolph County, North Carolina
d. 23 July 1871, Penn Township, Jefferson County, Iowa

Children with Elizabeth Frazier:

  • Susanna (1819–1897) married Thomas Hockett
  • James (1821–1898) married Katherine Shockley
  • Rachel (1823–1901) married Dillon Hoskins
  • Sarah (1824–1846) married Caleb Pickett
  • Gideon (1826–bef. 1835)
  • Archelaus Moorman (1828-1890) married Margaret Frakes
  • Thomas Frazier (1830-1895) married Ruth Hodson
  • David (1832-1916) married Amanda Talbert
  • Rebecca (1834-1881) married James F. Hodson

Travis immigrated to Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana, possibly from Highland County, Ohio, about 1814. He emigrated in 1837 to Henry County, Iowa.

Although the family name was changed from Adcock to Emery by the Indiana General Assembly on 22 January 1835, the family has generally spelled the name Emry. Harriett Emry, a granddaughter, wrote in 1941 that the Adcock name was changed to Emry because the children were being teased at school about their name.

From Tucker’s History of Randolph County, Indiana: “The first settler in Washington Township may have been Travis Adcock…”

Submitted by:
Col. (Ret.) Joseph P. Barnes, FACG
Dewey AZ