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Olive Alexander

Olive Alexander
b. 10 June 1887, Jay County, Indiana, to Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander
d. 29 October 1973, Merced, Merced County, California

m/1. 11 August 1906, Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana
Dallas Ray Richison
b. 4 August 1884, Jay County, Indiana, to Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison
d. 13 March 1947, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana

m/2. 15 April 1950
J. Frank Hodge
b. 24 November 1878, Jay County, Indiana, to Commodore Perry and Susan (Wood) Hodge
d. 1956, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana

Children with Dallas Ray Richison:
• Modjeska Pauline (1907-1989) married Milburn
Theodore Thornburg
• Ophir Orlo (1909-1949) married Zella Beatrice
Wilkerson
• Herbert Meredith (1913-1969) married Alice Louise
Richardson
• Charles Allen (1918-1989) married Mildred Miley
• Frank Vaughn (1920-1999) married Edith Catherine
Smith

Olive lived in Jay and Randolph counties while she was in Indiana. She was moved to California by her son Frank and daughter Pauline when her health began to decline in 1966. When she died there in 1973, her ashes were flown back to Indiana to be buried beside her first husband, the father of all her children, in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

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

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William “Henderson” Lewelling

William “Henderson” Lewelling
b. 23 April 1809/10, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach (1787-1840) and Jane (1789-1835) (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. 28 December 1878, San Jose, Alameda County, California

m/1. 30 December 1830, Henry County, Indiana
Jane Elizabeth Presnall
b. 8 April 1815, Randolph County, North Carolina, to John and Hannah (Littler) Presnall
d. 7 March 1851, Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Oregon

m/2. 27 June 1851
Phoebe Eddy Grimes

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Children with Jane Elizabeth Presnall:
• Alfred William (1831-1904) married Mary Elizabeth Campbell
• Mary (1833-1850) married William Meek
• Asenath (1834-1875) married John Bozarth
• Rachel “Hattie” (1837-1917/19) married (1) Seth Eddy, (2) Henry Charles Wilson
• Jane Harriet (1839-1872) married Henry Welch Eddy
• Hannah (1841-1917) married (1) Walter Wood, (2) William Bradbury, (3) Col. A. P. Hawes
• Levi (1843-1877) married Emma Eaton
• Albert (1845-1883) married Mary Gardener
• Oregon Columbia (1847-1912) married Emily Jane Norris
• Eliza Anne (1849-aft. 1925) married Isaac Wood

Henderson came to Indiana in 1822 with his father. He was in the nursery business with his brother John while in Indiana. He moved to near Salem, Iowa, by 1837 and opened a nursery there.

After reading of Lewis and Clark’s adventures, he was determined to leave Iowa. In 1847, he took his cargo of living trees across the plains and over the Rocky Mountains to the Willamette Valley, the first cultivated or grafted fruit to reach the Pacific Northwest.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Jacob B. Henderson

Jacob B. Henderson
b. 30 March 1812, Franklin County, Indiana, to William and Martha Henderson
d. 9 September 1886, Cedar Township, Monroe County, Iowa

m. 9 August 1832, Fountain County, Indiana
Hannah Bailey Booth(e)
b. 10 August 1814, Readyville, Rutherford County, Tennessee, to Nathan and Mary (Wallis/Wallace) Booth
d. 12 September 1907, Lushton, York County, Nebraska

Children with Hannah Bailey Booth(e):
• Martha J. (1833-1911) married Matthew Maddox
• Nathan G. (1836-1881) married (1) Elizabeth Cline, (2) Harriet [–?–]
• William (1838-1839)
• John R. (1840-1860)
• James Thomas (1843-1872) married Klingen Smith
• David (1846-1924) married Elizabeth Purcell
• Mary E. (1848-1928) married Robert Anderson
• Adaline (1851-1868) married Charles Wesley Booth
• Anna Olive (1855-1938) married (1) Barzella Nelson Spar Etcher, (2) Orlan Thomas Wood, (3) Robert N. Stall
• Josephine Fern (1857-1917) married William Sanford Mart

Jacob was a farmer and a pastor of the United Brethren Church. He lived in Covington and Troy townships of Fountain County, Indiana, before emigrating to Fulton County, Illinois, in 1854.

Submitted by:
Patricia Little Maddox
Alexandria VA
E-mail: ramseesmar@aol.com

John Wesley Goldthwaite

John Wesley Goldthwaite
b. 28 October 1816, Fairfield County, Ohio, to John (1768-1829) and Mary (1785-1847) (Crawford) Goldthwaite
d. 13 November 1896, Salt Lake City, Utah

m. 4 June 1844, Grant County, Indiana
Mary Bedsaul
b. 25 June 1825, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Isaac and Katherine Bedsaul
d. 11 September 1853, Salt Lake City, Utah

Children with Mary Bedsaul:
• Caroline (1845-1893) married Daniel Wood
• Emily (b. 1849) married William Elmendorf
• John (1852-1853)

A set of twins was born in 1848 that did not live. All the children were born in Marion, Grant County, Indiana.

The family lived in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, before traveling to California in a wagon train in 1853. Mary died on the way west; baby John died three months later. John was a miner in California. After the Civil War, he moved to Ophir City, Utah. He was a probate court judge in Grant County, Indiana, in 1833.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: harcourt@comcast.net

William Briggs Griffis

William Briggs Griffis
b. 21 September 1874, Carthage, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Newton Carter and Luella (Murdock) Griffis
d. 9 May 1959, Los Angeles, California
bur. Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

William Briggs GRIFFIS

William Briggs GRIFFIS

m. 25 December 1896, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mary Alice Wood
b. 20 September 1878, Harrisburg, Gallia County, Ohio to William Henry & Sophronia A. (McCarley) Wood
d. 24 Dec 1941, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Children with Mary Alice Wood:

  • Vernon Albert (1898-1965), married Eloise E. Richardson
  • Gladys May (1901-1983), married Martin Andreas Norre Anderson
  • Sylvia Loretta (b. 1903), married Ernest Frakes

Although William was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, and died in Los Angeles, California, he “devoted 38 years of his life working for the city of Indiana” (according to Indianapolis Jaycees who gave him a Good Government Award in 1951). He was appointed to the Fire Department of Indianapolis in 1912 and was assigned to the Gamewell Division, which is the alarm system of the Department. Eventually he became superintendent.

After the death of his wife in 1941, he continued to live in Indianapolis before finally moving to Los Angeles to be near his daughter, Gladys Anderson.

Submitted by:
Mrs. William R. Griffis
Largo FL
E-mail: jbgriffis@aol.com

William Allison Wood

William Allison Wood
b. 1 November 1860, Liberty, Henry County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Eugene (Hodgson) Wood
d. 29 December 1954, Osage County, Oklahoma

m. 28 February 1886, Wilson County, Kansas
Emma Jane Routh
b. 4 August 1866, Henry County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Stanley) Routh
d. 5 August 1954, Osage County, Oklahoma

Children with Emma Jane Routh:

  • Ora Elizabeth (1887-1949) married Warren Cress
  • Della May (1888-1939) married Clifford Wells
  • Gladys (1891-1922) married Ray Rex
  • Rex (1893-1958) married Fannie Kamm
  • John Franklin (1897-1960) married Faye Cole
  • Moses (1895-1984) married Marie Kamm
  • Oval (1900-1972) married Bertha Clyde Edmundson
  • Pauline (June 1902-December 1902)
  • Dorothy (1904-1929) married Marion Hall
  • Oren Milam (1909-1950) married Margaret Fanning

William Wood’s father emigrated from Ohio to Delaware County, Indiana, with his parents. After his parents died in 1875, the orphaned William lived with the Milton Routh family in Henry County, Indiana, and moved to Wilson County, Kansas, with them in 1880. In 1886,
William married the Routh’s daughter Emma Jane.

Submitted by:
Jean Wood Cobb
Lynchburg VA

Oliver P. Bailey

OLIVER P. BAILEY
b. about 1820, New York, to Aaron and Susanah Bailey
d. about 1865, Lavaca, Texas

m. 2 September 1840, Jefferson County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Wood

Children with Sarah Ann Wood:

  • John W.

Oliver’s family came to Indiana sometime in the 1820’s and left the state in 1846.

Submitted by:
Josephine Fitzhenry Hodge
Nassau Bay TX