Tag Archives: Williams

Thomas William Appleberry Sitzler

Thomas William Appleberry Sitzler/Sistler
b. 5 February 1824, Harrison County, Indiana, to John and Mary Ann (Appleberry/Moyers?) Sitzler/Sistler
d. 1 March 1918, Pope County, Illinois

m. about 1845, Monroe County, Tennessee
Ruth Moab Holloway
b. about April 1824, Monroe County, Tennessee, to Minter and Margaret (Pate) Holloway
d. 29 December 1862, Pope County, Illinois

Children with Ruth Moab Holloway:
• John Minter (1846-bef. 1850)
• John Frederick (1847-1917) married (1) Buena Vista Reubel, (2) Mary M. Williams
• Margery “Martha” (1850-1924) married William Jefferson Rodgers
• Jacob E. (1850-1910) married Mary L. Paisley
• Thomas William Appleberry, II (1853-1932) married Mary Elizabeth Rexer
• Matthew Pate (1855-1935) married (1) Loretta Farmer, (2) CanZada “Sadie” Maxwell
• George Allen (1857-1944) married Ida [–?–]
• James McClelland (1862-1932) married Mary Melissa Brush

The first four children were born in Tennessee and the later ones in Illinois.

Submitted by:
Carol Sue Robinson
Klamath CA
E-mail: c.s.robinson@gmail.com

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

William Edward Bryant

William Edward Bryant
b. 25 June 1880, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, to William Cleaster and Julia Louise (Grindle) Bryant
d. 29 May 1934, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota

m/1. 16 May 1904, Vigo County, Indiana
Margaret “Maggie” Sarah Devonald
b. 25 January 1885, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, to James Lewis and Margaret Sarah (Lewis) Devonald
d. 13 November 1973, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2. 1 June 1912, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota
Dora Lillian Williams
b. about 1890

Children with Margaret Sarah Devonald:
• Gladys Marie (1905-1993) married (1) Clarence Albert Cornell, (2) Glenn Winter Jones

William remained in the Rosedale area of Parke County, Indiana, until late 1904, when he left for North Dakota to take up homestead near Ryder. He later worked for the McClure Coal Company at Minot and in 1911 went to Devils Lake to be employed at the Stevens Grain and Fuel Co.

A prominent member of the Masonic bodies, William served as Master Mason of West Lodge in Minot and later transferred to the Minnewaukan chapter in Devils Lake. He served as commander of the Cyrene Commandery of the Knights Templar during 1932 and 1933, was a member of Doric chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of the Scottish Rite bodies, and of Kent Temple Knights of the Mystic Shrine at Grand Forks. William was also a member of the Elks, serving as past noble grand of the I.O.O.F. lodge and an active member of the B.P.O.E. He held the first three stations of the Elks until moving to the west and figured prominently in the activities of that group. He was secretary of the Devils Lake Rotary club for several years.

At the time of his death he owned the Lake Fuel Company, which he had purchased from the Stevens Grain and Fuel Company several years before.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Lois Mildred Williams

Lois Mildred Williams
b. 4 June 1894, near Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, to Smith Vernon and Frances Ann (Holsclaw) Williams
d. September 1959, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California

m. September 1823, Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
Thorne O. Evans
b. 3 August 1895, Koleen, Greene County, Indiana
d. 8 March 1969, Colton, San Bernardino County, California

Children with Thorne O. Evans:
• Eugene Barton
• Alfred Carleton “Bud”

They left Bedford, Indiana, in 1823.

Submitted by:
Joyse Ann Evans
Colton CA
E-mail: joyseann@att.net

James Boyd Williams

James Boyd Williams
b. 20 July 1796, Sevier County, Tennessee, to William and Rachel (Kemp) Williams
d. 11 July 1883, Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa

m. 14 August 1817, Union County, Indiana
Hepzibah Stanton
b. 14 October 1798, Campbell County, Virginia, to Latham and Huldah (Butler) Stanton
d. 19 June 1873, Salem, Henry County, Iowa

Children with Hepzibah Stanton:
• Matilda Butler (1818-1841/42) married Hamett Graham
• Lilbern J. (b. 1820) married Emma Gilken
• Frederic S. (b. 1822) married Mary Park
• Lydia Minerva (1827-1892) married Benjamin Franklin Hord
• William Lewis (1831-1832)
• Addison Rankin (b. 1836) married Sarah J. Hord

James immigrated to Indiana in 1814, probably from Jefferson County, Tennessee. He left in 1846 for Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Because the Quaker records indicated the family moved from Chatham, Orange County, North Carolina, to Surry County, North Carolina about 1794, it was not certain whether James Boyd was born in North Carolina or Tennessee. When a copy of his death record was located in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, it stated his place of birth was “East Tennessee,” and a copy of his 1883 obituary stated he was born in “Severe” County, Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Hezekiah Williams

Hezekiah Williams
b. 12 September 1857, Prairie Township, Henry County, Indiana, to Thomas and Susan “Suzanne” (Cassaday) Williams
d. 21 May 1915, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

m. 22 September 1885, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Honora “Nora” Savage
b. December 1865, Ireland
d. 2 January 1930, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Honora Savage:
• Mathew (1886-1886)
• John Russell (1887-1946)
• Mayme “Mary” (b. 1890)
• Catherine Edna (1893-1972)
• James Bernard (1895-1953)
• Julia Vernet (b. 1898)
• Thomas Raymond (1901-1901)
• Joseph (1903-1903)

Nora came to Indiana between 1866 and 1869. The family left the state sometime between 1903 and 1910. They lived in Springport, Prairie Township, Henry County; Cowan, Monroe Township, Delaware County; and Muncie, Delaware County.

Submitted by:
Barbara Amburgey
Massillon OH
E-mail: b.amburgey@worldnet.att.net

Marilla Thompson

Marilla Thompson
b. 10 December 1849, Leesburg, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Samuel and Sarah Thompson
d. 20 March 1919

m. 8 June 1879
John Williams
d. 9 July 1903, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

Children with John Williams:
• Sarah Lovella married Richard Schultz
• Harry Herbert
• Olive Gertrude
• Ira
• Samuel C.

Marilla left Indiana in 1870.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL