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Harrison Lafayette Neely

Harrison Lafayette Neely
b. 22 July 1843, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Greenlief S. and Nancy (Lawrence) Neely
d. 19 April 1913, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

m. 13 September 1863, Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
Algeronia L. Maxwell
b. 24 January 1844, Jefferson, Lost Creek County, Tennessee, to A. C. and Amanda B. (Fleming) Maxwell
d. 1 February 1921, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

Children with Algeronia L. Maxwell:
• Newton Randolph (1864-1887)
• Lucy Jane (1866-1885) married Sam Goodson
• Calvin Monroe (1868-1948) married Bessie Mullins
• Olivia Eva (1870-1963) married Eliab Lucas Cooper
• Mary Matilda (1872-1966) married James Wooten Dyer
• Greenlief S. “Leafy” (1875-1942) married Sue Dyer
• Mattie Lorina “Lora” (1879-1961) married William Webb Hudson
• Freddie (1881-1882)
• Lawrence Lafayette (1885-1962) married Stella Van Hoozer
• Rosalee (1887-1989) married Paul William Goff, Sr.

Harrison also lived in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, before his emigration from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

Robert Merrifield Brenton

ROBERT MERRIFIELD BRENTON
b. 9 August 1855, Bainbridge Township, Dubois County, Indiana, to John Borders and Ruth Miller (Heady) Brenton
d. 26 October 1935, Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma

m. 25 October 1877, Ireland, Dubois County, Indiana
Sarah Belle Dillin
b. 25 March 1859, Bainbridge Township, Dubois County, Indiana, to Samuel and Jane (McMahan) Dillin
d. 19 May 1931, Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma

Children with Sarah Belle Dillin:

  • Rupert Asa (1878-1962) married Frances T. Carnahan
  • Ruel Obed (1880-1968) married Catherine Emerson
  • Berthel (1882-1883)
  • Sylvan Bryan (1883-1939) married (1) Hannah Marguerite Carnahan, (2) Becky Wooten
  • Altha Belle (1887-1961) married LeGrande Lee Wright
  • Alma Jane (1889-1974) married Frank Goumaz
  • Robert Edgar (1891-1966) married Edna Marie Johnson
  • Ruby Ruth (1893-1941) married Emmet Alvin Jones

Both Robert and his wife, Sarah, were born and raised in the Scotch-Irish community near Ireland, Dubois County, Indiana.

Robert was a carpenter and moved his family west as the railroads opened the west with opportunities for those with building skills. By September 1878, they were in Walton, Kansas, and by March 1891 had moved on to Pueblo, Colorado.

In 1893 they moved back to the Kansas-Oklahoma area where Robert took part in making the Cherokee Strip Run. He homesteaded 11 miles northwest of Enid, Oklahoma, about four miles west and one mile south of Kremlin.

Submitted by:
Radine Brenton Weedon
Stow OH