Tag Archives: Vance

Edith Catherine Smith

Edith Catherine Smith
b. 15 February 1918, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Thomas Jackson and Eva May (Vance) Smith
d. 28 April 2003, Huntington Beach, California

m. 30 June 1946, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana
Frank Vaughn Richison
b. 6 October 1920, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, to Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison
d. 21 September 1999, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Children with Frank Vaughn Richison:
• Michael Vaughn (b. 1949) married April Irene Kuikahi
• Patrick Allen (b. 1951) married Patricia Byers

Edith was a registered nurse and worked at the Irene Byrum Sanitarium in Fort Wayne, Indiana, until after her marriage. By 1947 she was living in St. Louis, but moved to Winchester where she lived for many years before making her final move to Santa Ana, Orange County, California.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

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Frank Vaughn Richison

Frank Vaughn Richison
b. 6 October 1920, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, to Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison
d. 21 September 1999, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

m. 30 June 1946, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana
Edith Catherine Smith
b. 15 February 1918, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Thomas Jackson and Eva May (Vance) Smith

Children with Edith Catherine Smith:
• Michael Vaughn (b. 1949) married April Irene Kuikahi
• Patrick Allen (b. 1951) married Patricia Byers

Frank’s ancestors came to Indiana from Ohio sometime between the 1870 and 1880 censuses. The family lived in Wabash and Jackson townships of Jay County for many years, but by the time Frank was born, his father had located on a farm outside of Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana. Frank was living in St. Louis by 1947 but returned to Winchester for many years before moving to Santa Ana, California, where he lived out his life. He was a laboratory technician and worked long hours in the late 1940’s during a polo epidemic that caused many deaths in Winchester, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

John N. Wilson

John N. Wilson
b. 30 September 1834, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana, to Alex and Mary (Caut/Cott) Wilson
d. 22 January 1911, Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri

m. 4 December 1860, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana
Marrietta Farr
b. 5 March 1842, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana, to James and Delilah (Jangue) Farr
d. 2 February 1927, Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri

Children with Marrietta Farr:
• Maybell (b. 1862)
• Lillian Vance (1863-1933) married Jacob Nelson Berry
• Hattie/Harriett (b. 1865) married Barton Feadoria
• Minnie (b. 1867) married Abner Goodwine
• Annie (1867-1957) married William C. Miller
• Cynthia (b. 1873) married George Richardson
• Perry (b. 1876)
• Della Lynn (1878-1939) married (1) Dedgar Vance, (2) Jack Belknap
• Nellie (b. 1878) married William H. Leonard
• Julia Lee (1883-1973) married (1) William Louzhart, (2) Newell Thomas, (3) Eliza Gage

John’s family came to Indiana from Virginia shortly before he was born. They left the state for Illinois about 1864 and were in Missouri by 1883. He was a member of the 70th Regiment Indiana Volunteers and the 124th Regiment Indiana Volunteers in 1861.

Submitted by:
Susan Bower Litzenberger
Pahrump NV
E-mail: bolitz2000@yahoo.com

William R Mullen

William R Mullen
b. 6 August 1844, Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana, to James Franklin and Jane (Vance) Mullen
d. 10 June 1917, Lowell Township, Kent County, Michigan

m. 5 September 1875, Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana
Martha Jane Baker
b. 18 January 1854, Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Baker
d. 14 February 1936, Lowell Township, Kent County, Michigan

Children with Martha Jane Baker:
• Harley Samuel (b. 1876)
• Nancy Alice (b. 1879)
• Orlando Clyde (b. 1881)
• William A. (b. 1886)
• Ethel E. (b. 1895)

William lived in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, then in 1858, his family moved to Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 53rd Regiment of the Indiana Infantry Volunteers at Michigan City, Indiana, in April 1865. After being honorably discharged at Louisville, Kentucky, in July 1865, he returned to Marshall County and took up farming. He and his young family moved in 1882 to West Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan, then to Lowell Township, Kent County, Michigan, in 1890.

Submitted by:
Barbara Taylor Szabo
Osceola IN 46561-9424

George Washington Vance

George Washington Vance
b. 21 August 1811, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), to Henry and Elizabeth (Leaps) Vance
d. 2 December 1890, Mankato, Jewel County, Kansas

m. 2 February 1832, Fayette County, Virginia
Elizabeth Ann Murdock
b. 12 August 1812, Monroe County, Virginia
d. 6 November 1883, Mankato, Jewel County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Ann Murdock:

  • John James (1832-1840)
  • Henry
  • Elizabeth (b. 1835)
  • Lewis (b. 1837)
  • Daniel (b. 1840)
  • Rebecca (b. 1842)
  • George Washington, Jr.
  • Margaret
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Arrena
  • Millard

George immigrated to Indiana from Virginia in 1835. He resided in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, and emigrated to Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, in 1843.

Submitted by:
Everett W. Spackman
Laramie WY

Andrew J Murphy

Andrew J Murphy
b. 8 May 1841, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Samuel and Matilda (Smith) Murphy
d. 3 February 1825, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas

m. 24 September 1866, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Lydia Ann Pleakenstrauffer
b. 16 April 1846, Shilo, Decatur County, Indiana, to H. and Mary (Smith) Pleakenstrauffer

Children with Lydia Ann Pleakenstrauffer:

  • William Grant Paul (1867-1942) married Christina Haddow
  • Rosella (1869-1953)
  • Telitha Jane (1871-1969) married Charles Vance
  • Anna Viola (1873-1931) married Benjamin Galen Campbell
  • Andrew S. (1876-1884)
  • Lydia Edna (1877-1911) married Emery Albertus Dain
  • Emma Alice (1880-1894)
  • Mary M. (1882-1884)
  • Mabel Augusta (1885-1971) married Norval Morgan
  • Almina V. (b. 1887) married Gilbert Parrick
  • Euclid Theodore (1889-1966) married Elsie [–?–]

Prior to her marriage, Lydia Ann is said to have lived in an orphanage.

According to his Civil War records, Andrew and Lydia were married by Samuel K. Ross at Cincinnati, but the records were destroyed when a courthouse burned. Andrew was an octoroon whose grandfather, according to census records, was a “free mulatto”.

Andrew J. Murphy enlisted in the Union Army at Indianapolis on 18 August 1864 and served in a colored unit. After discharge he settled in Fairland Township, Shelby County, Indiana. In 1880 he emigrated with his family from Hymera, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Rolene Kiesling
Groveland CA