Peleg and Rebecca (Grover) Small Family



Family of Bowdoin Maine & New Haven, Indiana

1.Peleg Small , son of Joshua and Margery (Toothaker) Small, b. 1810 Bowdoin Maine Married Rebecca (Grover) , dau. of Ebenezer and Lois (Small) Grover,b. March 24,1813 d. October 15,1854 at the age of 41 y. 4 m. 9 days. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bowdoin, Maine. Although Rebecca's marker and those of three of their children have not survived, proof of their burials at Woodlawn is confirmed by a copy of the following information I received from Jayne Bickford 9/28/98.

Woodlawn Cemetery Bowdoin, Maine

"Inscriptions copied from every stone November 8, 1915 by Israel Phillips Folsom, Lewiston, Maine."

"...The yard has been very much negelcted, recently an association has been formed. The yard enlarged and improvements made and is now in fair condition."


wife of Pelig S. Small

d Oct 15, 1854

age 41 yrs 4 mos 9 dys"

On my recent visit to Woodlawn I located and photographed a footstone with the initials R.S. on one side and P.S. on the other located near the headstone of Pelegs father Joshua Small. After the death of his wife Peleg and his surviving children removed to the Fort Wayne, Indiana area where, my Great Grandmother Mary noted in a record, he died of Smallpox in 1857. His grave location remains a mystery. After the death of their father, Allen Co. IN. census 1860 reflects,the children lived for a time with their older sister Emeline and her husband Tom Bickford.

Children : All born Bowdoin, Maine

2."Rebecca d.Feb. 19, 1840 at 2 years, 4 months, 7 days" Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bowdoin, Maine

2. "Peleg d.Sept. 29, 1842 "(Bowdoin Vital Records Vol. II -says Oct. 27, 1847 at 7 years of age.) Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bowdoin, Maine

2.Purington b. 1841(42) m. Jane Powers, Oct. 16, 1864

3. Harrison Arthur b. Nov. 22, 1888

3. Elizabeth May b. Sept. 19 1880

3. Charles Ruben b. May 22, 1876

3. Albert Allen died at 6 months

3. Clara Emeline

3. William Henry born May 29, 1869, New Haven, Indiana; died 1944/45 Castle Creek, New York. Married(1) Calista Emily Galloway, June 20, 1900 died abt. 1909 in childbirth, the baby was stillborn. Married briefly to (2) (3) Married (4) Ethyl and had 4 children

4. Cyril Galloway born August 7, 1906, Fenton, Michigan; died December 20, 1994 Lockport, New York. Married Gertrude Estelle Andrews 1931.

4. Juanita born 1917

4. Roland born 1918, died 1972

4. Elwyn born 1920, died 1983

4. Marie born 1923

3. Eugene Lester

Purington enlisted Sept. 24, 1861 for 3 years, 30th Indiana, Company D, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was captured and escaped many times. He spent July 10, to July 13, 1864 in the Andersonville stockade when he made his escaped to Union lines at Marietta, GA. on August 2, 1864 he joined the regiment in front of Atlanta, GA. Discharged, Indianapolis Sept. 29, 1864 as Corporal. He died November 14, 1891,Chicago, Illinois

2. "Mary H. d. April 12, 1846 age 1 yrs & 5 mos" Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bowdoin, Maine

2.Rebecca born _____, Married 1. ______Robotham ; 2. _______Wren ; 3. ______Durkin

3. Sarah

3. Dennis Wren

3. Martin Durkin

2.Lois m. John Ball; no known children; died 1904 Pentwater, Shelby, Michigan

2.Emeline m. Tom Bickford; died 1908 Lansing, Michigan

3. Flora died at 7 years

3. Thomas died at 12 years

3. Sophia died at 68 years

3. Ella [ No other information]

2.Angeline Born 1851 m .(1) July 8, 1866 John C. Bowser, Allen Co. Indiana. No known children. (2) June 30, 1872 Allen County, Indiana Lewis James Adams,b. Jan. 15,1850, Allen Co. IN. son of Earl and Awearp? = Anne Earp (Bacon) Adams. Angeline died April 1902 and Lewis May 15, 1931.Both are buried Rose Hills Cemetery, Chickasha, OK.

3. Mary Emeline b. October 10, 1872 m.(1)Richard Brumback abt. 1887 (2) Jacob Poppinga, Iowa abt. 1899. Mary , Jacob and their daughter Martha are buried at Greenwood Cemetry, San Diego, Ca.

4. Flora Mae Brumback died in infancy of a fever (epidemic)
4. John Columbus Brumback
4. Ethel A. Brumback
4. Martha Mae Poppinga born February 15, 1900, Allison, Iowa. Died February 11, 1990, Perham, Minnesota. Married (1) Martin T. Johnson, Married (2 )Carlston Marxen, Married (3) Raymond Pearson

3. Alice L. b. October 1874, m. Frank Hazen

3. Willard J. m. Nellie Elliot

3. Earl m.(1) Lena Knapp (2) Hattie Harrietta A.

3. unnamed baby Adams died

3. Rebecca Ann m. (1) William Hale (2) John Southward

3. Charles E. m. Inez

3. Clara died at 14 days

2.LaForrest b.abt.1854,Died abt.1868 at age 14, Drowned in canal at New Haven, Indiana. May be buried in the Bowser Cemetery near Zulu, Allen Co. Indiana. No record or marker has yet been found.

2. Anderson P. m. Mary L. Grover, June 30, 1878, Allen County, Indiana

3. William

4. Marjorie Jane born 1922

4. Patrica Mae born 1924

4. Eugene B. born 1931

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