Tag Archives: White

Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana
Perlina White
b. 25 September 1813, Union County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary (Lewis) White
d. 25 January 1895, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Perlina White:
• Charles W. (1835-1908) married America Hodge
• Asa V. B. (1837-1906) married Zelpha M. Walker
• Richard S. (1839-1911) married Adaline Davis
• Sarah E. (1841-1905) married Jasper Cartwright
• Bathsheba (1843-1928) married Nathan Ashby
• Emanuel (1845-1922) married Rosaline Thompson
• Mary Jane (1847-1877) married Henry Chism
• John A. (1849-1870)
• Lafayette (1851-1890) married Elizabeth Beavers
• Adeline P. (1853-1949) married Thomas C. Orr

In about 1834, Reeves moved to Union County, Indiana with his siblings, John Alfred Riggins, Richard Stokes Riggins, and Polly Riggins and her spouse, Isaac Dunn. Reeves left Indiana in about 1846 and moved to Coles County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

Jacob Harvey Mason

Jacob Harvey Mason
b. 6 July 1856, Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana, to Simon Peter and Elizabeth (White) Mason
d. 7 March 1903, southeastern Woods County, Oklahoma Territory (now Major County)

m. 14 December 1876, Howard County, Indiana
Madora Alice Early
b. 8 February 1876, Howard County, Indiana, to William and Catharine (Burchfield) Early
d. 15 February 1933, Meno, Major County, Oklahoma

Children with Madora Alice Early:
• Lova Ellen (1877-1942) married John Lee Lozier
• Mertie Catherine (1878-1972) married James Munkres
• Emma Elizabeth (1880-1948) married Thomas Melvin Freed
• Etta May (1882-1981) married George Benton Gander
• Anna Lulu (1884-1972) married Rhode Francis Montgomery
• Alma Arretta (1886-1909) married Clarence Curtis Burchfield
• Lester Edward (1888-1966) married Susie Ellen Wysong
• Lennie Virgil (1892-1949) married William D. Fyffe
• Bertha Olive (1895-1963) marred George William Nelson
• Clifford Clyde (1897-1982) married Ethel Lorena Morton
• Lonzo Russell (1900-1900)
• Harley Alfred (1902-1993) married Ardell Jane Wysong

Jacob was a true pioneer in Oklahoma Territory as he was the first person to farm the 160 acres of land on which he settled. In the small house in which they lived, the first term of school was taught, and they also boarded the teacher. The same room was donated to church services on Saturday and Sunday for three denominations–Methodists, Dunkers, and Adventists.

Submitted by:
James M. Freed
Delaware OH
E-mail: jmfreed@midohio.net

Simon Peter Mason

Simon Peter Mason
b. 7 March 1834, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Jacob Daniel and Rebecca (Showalter) Mason
d. 3 February 1901, Southeastern Woods County, Oklahoma Territory (now Major County)

m. 28 October 1852, Howard County, Indiana
Elizabeth White
b. 1 March 1834, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Jefferson and Elizabeth (Alder) White
d. 1 February 1888, Sumner County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth White:
• Mary Jane (1853-1919) married James Henry Coy
• Jacob Harvey (1856-1903) married Madora Alice Early
• Sarah Ellen (1857/58-1894) married Samuel Charles Burchfield
• Elizabeth Ann (1861-1899) married (1) William Harrison, (2) Joseph Francis Williams
• Martha Catherine (1863-1927) married Isaac Edward Millsap
• Joseph Howard (1866-1918) married Rhoda Alice Roberts
• Thomas Jefferson (1868-1924) married (1) Elizabeth L. Young, (2) Martha Isabel Gearheart
• James Franklin (1871-1952) married (1) Clara Durfella Coy, (2) Julia Clementine Turley
• Ida Mae (1875-1947) married Alfred Lewis Rice
• Charles Nelson (1878-1956) married Martha Susan Lozier

Simon’s grandparents were born in Pennsylvania and came to Dearborn County, Indiana, in 1818 and 1822. His parents moved to Ervin Township, Howard County, in 1850. In 1879, Simon moved his family to the Oklahoma Territory. He was a true pioneer, having “broke the sod” in both Kansas and the Oklahoma Territory. He made the Great Land Run into the Cherokee Outlet in September 1893 to stake his claim.

Submitted by:
James M. Freed
Delaware OH
E-mail: jmfreed@midohio.net

George Washington Trisler

George Washington Trisler
b. 8 July 1835, Mercer County, Kentucky, to David and Lydia (Hoover/Rohrer) Trisler
d. 5 April 1922, Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma

m. 25 September 1865, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
Nancy Ann Wire
b. 15 June 1850, Midway, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 March 1932, Avant, Osage County, Oklahoma

Children with Nancy Ann Wire:
• Clara Florence (1866-1932) married (1) Enoch Jones, (2) Jacob Downs
• Sarah (b. 1869) married (1) Jack Shores, (2) George Marion Faylor
• Charley Enay (1872-1951) married (1) Eve Crippen, (2) Elizabeth Stevens
• George Washington (1873-1937) married Dillie Crippen
• Mary (1876-1920) married (1) Winter D. White, (2) David Hildebrand
• James A. (1880-1940) married Ethyl Malone
• Laura B. (1882-1970) married Albert Setterstrom
• Benjamin Harrison (1886-1968) married Letha Ida Linton
• Ross Albert (b. 1895) married Lillie Karnes

George came to Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, in 1840. After living in Rockport and Midway in Spencer County, Indiana, he emigrated to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in 1878. Then in 1881 the family moved to Indian Territory which later became Oklahoma. He was a cooper (barrel-maker). He was in Company I, 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry from August 1861 to August 1864, except for three months in the 49th Regiment in early 1864.

Submitted by:
Tina Trisler Gilbert
Wichita KS
E-mail: wgilb10676@aol.com

Maria Elizabeth Sutherland

Maria Elizabeth Sutherland
b. 21 October 1857, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, to Zera and Maria Elizabeth (Dodds) Sutherland
d. 13 November 1915, Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan

m. 1 July 1873, North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana
James Herschel White
b. 25 December 1846, Chatham, Medina County, Ohio
d. 11 September 1923, Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan

Children with James Herschel White:
• Fannie Sevilla
• Hiram Levi “Jake”
• James Gloyd
• Jessie M.
• Paul Sutherland

The last two named children died young.

Maria lived in Logansport, Cass County, and Larwill, Whitley County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1887. She was also known as Mariah.

Submitted by:
F. Norman Pottle
Berrien Springs MI
E-mail: beverlypottle@msn.com

John Strickland

John Strickland
b. 1820, Gibson County, Indiana, to Arron and [–?–] Strickland
d. Wayne County, Missouri

m. 1 April 1841, Daviess County, Indiana
Jeanie “Jenny” White
b. 1822, Daviess County, Indiana
d. Wayne County, Missouri

Children with Jeanie White:
• William R., Rev. (1845-1922) married Mahalia Tennessee Garrison
• Mary Jane (b. 1850)
• John (1855-bet. 1875-79)
• Samuel (b. 1867)
• Elisha (b. 1853) married Martha E. ?iliso

It is unknown when John left Indiana.

Submitted by:
Lisa Douglas
Nipomo CA
E-mail: relenk@utech.net

John Wesley Kimbel

John Wesley Kimbel
b. 8 May 1847, Ohio, to Daniel and Elizabeth (Cole) Kimbel
d. 30 January 1919, Leonidas Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan.

m/1. 19 December 1868, Marshall County, Indiana
Margaret E. Hissong
b. about 1851, Indiana
d. 25 February 1873, Menson Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m/2. about 1876
Anna J. White
b. 1860, Michigan, to Amos and Clarissa White
d. 28 September, Leonidas, Michigan

m/3. 22 June 1881, Three Rivers, Michigan
Louisa J. Lamphier March
b. 1859
d. April 1883, Manistee County, Michigan

m/4.
Emma Augusta Brand
b. 27 August 1869, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
d. 12 December 1952, Centreville, Michigan

Children with Margaret E. Hissong:
• Lilly M. (1870-1876)
• George Lee (1873-1929) married Theresa Pauline Henrietta Piotrasch

Children with Anna J. White:
• female infant (1878-1878)
• Wesley John (1879-1970) married (1) Clara J. Wagner Marsac, (2) Marigam A. Monroe Ramsey

Children with Emma August Brand:
• Charles (1887-1955) married Emma [–?–]
• Daniel (1888-1949) married Jeanette Baldwin
• Arthur (1891-1957) married Alma Emilia Giehne
• Vesta (1893-1920) married Valma N. E. Brown
• Ezra R. (1895-1903)
• Clifford (1897-1903)
• Leathia R. (1898-1903)
• Ola F. (1900-1961) married (1) Harry Inman, (2) James A. Jordan, (3) Howard Ellis
• Ralph (1902-1971) married Glennys Moughton
• Katie Marie (1904-1974) married Lester George McAmis
• Earl (1905-1981) married (1) Florence [–?–], (2) Emma Bavin

John was living in Fairfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, by 1853. He left from Bourbon Township, Marshall County, Indiana before 1873. He also lived in Etna Green, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Sally Kimbel
Troy MI
E-mail: swansall@123.net

Daniel Kimbel

Daniel Kimbel
b. July 1822, Ohio, to Francis Squire and Catherine (Hursh) Kimbel
d. 14 April 1904, Leonidas Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 8 February 1844, Seneca County, Ohio
Elizabeth Cole
b. 10 January 1822, Ohio, to John Cole and Elizabeth Burgess
d. 6 August 1886 in Cleon Township, Manistee County, Michigan

Children with Elizabeth Cole:
• Margaret Matilda (1845-1901) married (1) Alexander McClish, (2) Josiah Boyer
• John Wesley (1847-1909) married (1) Margaret E. Hissong, (2) Anna J. White, (3) Louisa J. Lamphier March, (4) Emma Augusta Brand
• Nancy Jane (1850-1933) married Noah McClish
• Catherine H. (1853-1933) married Royal Artemus McClish
• Francis Squire (1857-1942) married (1) Belle Craner, (2) Jennie McClish
• Daniel (ca. 1859-1888) married Mary Jane Ream
• Charles William (1860-1896) married Jennie McClish

The family was in Fairfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, by 1853. They lived in Etna Green Township and in Harrison, Kosciusko County, Indiana, before leaving in 1875 for Leonidas Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan.

Submitted by:
Sally Kimbel
Troy MI
E-mail: swansall@123.net

William B Sanders

William B. Sanders
b. 31 Dec 1800, England
d. 26 Feb 1875, Switzerland County, Indiana
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

William B Sanders gravestone

William B Sanders gravestone

m1. England
Ann White

m2. 5 Mar 1837, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Susan Estep
b. abt 1804, Maryland
d. 23 Aug 1864, Switzerland County, Indiana
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana
Susan m1. Johnson Moran, 4 Mar 1824, Prince George’s County, Maryland

Susan Estep and Winfield Sanders gravestone

Susan Estep and Winfield Sanders gravestone

Children of William B. Sanders and probably Ann White:

  • Richard H Sanders (cir. 1828-1856) m. Caroline Merrill
  • Violetta B. Sanders (1831-1912) m. William A. Archer

Children of William B. Sanders and Susan Estep:

  • Joshua Sanders (1838–1866), m. Elzira Matilda Ryan
  • George W. Sanders (1842–1901), m. Sarah Jane Dunning
  • Edwin Sanders (1845–1922), m. Fanny C. Moore
  • Winfield S. Sanders (1848–1864)

William’s life in England is unknown, but he did have 2 children born there. By 1834, he was living in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. After 1850, William, Susan, and their family lived in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons (genwishlist@gmail.com)
Fort Wayne, IN

James Ezra Smith

James Ezra “Ed” Smith
b. 29 Oct 1891 Polk Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
d. 3 July 1978 Clear Creek Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
bur. Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe Co., Indiana

James Ezra Smith

James Ezra Smith

James Ezra Smith gravestone

James Ezra Smith gravestone

m. 25 June 1908 Polk Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
Cemilda Jane “Millie” Kinser
b. 14 August 1892 Polk Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
d. 12 July 1971 Indian Creek Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
bur. Clear Creek Cemetery Monroe Co., Indiana

Children with Cemilda Jane Kinser

  • Hershel (1908-1982) m1.) Helen Cuttright; m2.) Alma Bald
  • Vannie (1910-1995) m1.) Stacy White m2.) Frank Nethery
  • Dasel (1911-1979) m. Lori Shields
  • Lucille (1913-1989) m. Clarence Edward McCammon
  • James (1918-1998) m. Dorothy Waterford
  • Margaret (1922-1995) m. Herbert Dick
  • Joan (1929-) m1.) Louis Treman; m2.) Bill Fleetwood

“Ed” was the son of General Jackson Smith and Ada Norman. He spent his entire lift in Indiana and worked as a farmer and also in the stone quarries of Monroe Co. He married Cemilda “Millie” Kinser who was the daughter of William Manson Kinser and Elva Hawkins. They are buried together at the Clear Creek Cemetery in Monroe County.

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