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Obed Macy

Obed Macy
b. 14 December 1801, Guilford County, North Carolina, to William and Mary (Barnard) Macy
d. 9 July 1857, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 17 October 1824, near Bruceville, Knox County, Indiana
Lucinda Polk
b. 6 January 1808, Knox County, Indiana, to Charles and Margaret (McQuade) Polk III
d. 3 August 1872, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Lucinda Polk:
• Amanda (1824-1826)
• Urania (1828-1916) married David Williams Cheesman
• Oscar (1829-1910) married Margaret Elizabeth Bell
• Nancy (1832-1916) married Aphek Lorenzo Woodruff
• Lousia (1834-1896) married John Moran Foy
• Charles P. (1837-1850)
• Margaret (b. 1839)
• William (1841-1923)
• Obed (1843-1922) married Mary Teresa Sullivan
• Lucinda (1844-1926) married Samuel Calvert Foy
• Mary Jane (1849-1917) married Taliesin Evans
• Alice (1852-1854)
• Christina (1855-1856)

Obed came to Liberty, Union County, Indiana, in August 1818. He also lived in Bruceville and Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1850. His son Charles died of cholera near the South Platte River on the California Trail. Obed was a medical doctor in Bruceville, and the first medical doctor in Los Angeles.

The family crossed the plains in 1850, arriving at San Gabriel Mission on 1 January 1851. They camped two months at San Gabriel, and then moved to El Monte. In 1852, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Dr. Macy bought the Bella Union Hotel. They lived on the northwest corner of Los Angeles and Commercial Streets. Dr. Macy then procured a site on the Zanja Madre at what is now the corner of North Main and Macy Streets, where he built a low spreading building.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL
E-mail: christie@cartar.com

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Stokly D. Vaughn

Stokly (or Stokely) D. Vaughn
b. 26 June 1830* Hawkins Co., Tennessee [*obit says b. 1831]
d. 8 May 1917 Lawrence Co., Indiana
bur. Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana

m. 26 July 1850, Brown Co., Indiana
Amanda Sullivan
b. 9 Nov 1934 Johnson Co., Indiana
d. 13 May 1917 Lawrence Co., Indiana
bur. Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Lawrence Co., Indiana

Children with Amanda Sullivan

  • William Clinton (1851-1912) m. Emma Upton
  • Margaret Ann (1853-1927) m. Isaac Fish
  • Srepta Jane (1855-1933) m. Joshua Waldrip
  • Mary Matilda (1857-1917) m. John Bodenhamer
  • Nancy Catharine (1859-1878) m. Charles Riley McCammon
  • James Ervin (1861-1907) m. Josie Sherlock
  • Eli Wilson (1866-1922) m. Mary Vaughn
  • Cyrus Douglas (1868-1944) m. Elizabeth Norman
  • Marinda Ellen (1870-1952) m. Dalton Clark
  • Susan Eunice (1871-1905) m. Sherman Deckard
  • Flora Belle (1875-1962) m. John Fender
  • Charles Roscoe (1876-1896)

David was the son of Wilson Vaughn and Nancy Bowlen. He married Amanda Sullivan who was the daughter of William Sullivan and Nancy Anna Rogers. He came to Indiana about 1849 with his mother, three brothers, and a sister. They initially settled in Brown Co., Indiana where David and his wife, Amanda, met and were married. Before moving to Lawrence County, they settled in Jackson County. David worked as a carpenter, was a member of the local Methodist church, and served as a Justice of the Peace. His obituary and death notice appeared in a number of local papers including the Bloomington Telephone and the Bedford Daily Mail, both describing David and his family as pioneers of the county. He died at the age of 85.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccammon@comcast.net

Margaret Healey

Margaret Healey
b. 18 September 1861, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to Oliver and Mary (Sullivan) Healey
d. 26 February 1951, Pearl River, Rockland County, New York

m. 18 August 1894, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Thomas Clark Dexter
b. 6 February 1848, Wadam, Stephenson County, Illinois, to William Powers and Anna Barbara (Wonderly) Dexter
d. 10 October 1929, Rockland County, New York

Children with Thomas Clark Dexter:

  • Marie Gertrude (1897–28 June 1990) married William Griffith
  • Thomas Albert (1899–1993) married Josephine Mildred Walters
  • Margaret (1902–1986) married Frank Cavalli

Margaret Healey was working at William Burford’s bookbindery when she met Thomas Dexter, a salesman for his brother Talbot’s company, the Dexter Folder Co. Talbot Dexter invented the folding machine for newspapers in 1880 in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved his factory to Fulton, New York, and then to Pearl River, New York, in 1894. Margaret emigrated from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Pearl River, Rockland County, New York, in 1894.

Submitted by:
Barbara Dexter Schwartz
Sag Harbor NY