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BALL (Caleb and Phoebe line)
Researching these lines in Henry Co. See My Homepage.
Donna Meade Tauber
Looking for any information on Joseph, 1861-1889, and Sarah Baughman Alf, 1843-1920 As far as I know they had one son Herschel Eugene Alf,1887-1965. I know Herschel was married more than once. Joseph would have been my Great Uncle. Any information will be appreciated. Mary Jo Schnapp
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Jeff Anderson
Researching Armacost and Cole families, and connecting lines. Any information gratefully accepted. A Mount Family Homeplace
Pat Mount
Chambers 1828- 2011, Shively 1900- 2000, Gronendyke 1880- 2003, Bennett 1874- 1887, Atkinson 1868- 1905, Estes 1881- 2008, Hosea 1886- 1990. David R. Chalmers ( Scotland )
Researching these Henry Co. families, most of whom were here by the early to mid 1820's. Willing to help anyone with these families. Kyle D. Conrad
ESTELL(all spellings)
Researching both ends of surname- following are my grand and great grandfathers names. Some came to IN in 1750 Thomas Estel and sons abt-1850s Emory/Emery Ballenger - Henry Killis (Kill) Burton - Oleff Widvey, Norway- Josiah and James Van Metre. Appreciate contact with any decendant of these persons I know to be decended from. Henry and Hancock counties. Billie Jean (Ballenger/Burton) Reese
Searching for information on the Finch and Barnes family who lived in Stoney Creek Twp. from 1840 to ?? Adam Barnes d. 1862 and his wife Rhoda Ann Lee Barnes d. 1867 were buried in the Finch Cem. on road 600N (now sadly obliterated) along with two of their sons, James and Isaac, and two of their grandsons, John and Henry Finch. I have more information to share. Cynthia Finch Powers
Researching these surnames in Henry County. Cheryl Trowbridge-Miller
Looking for descendants of Hugh Bell of Campbell Co., KY. His sons Jesse and Lafayette both moved in the 1860s to Mechanicsburg. They most likely moved there because of the GINN family already in the area. Hughs wife was Elizabeth Ginn. Kevin Marsh
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I am researching Randolph Bicknell. He is listed on the 1840 and 1850 census for Henry Township, Henry County. I would like to know when and where he was buried and any other information available. I have one source saying he died in Wayne IN, but have found nothing in Wayne so far, may have died there, but not necessarily buried there. The death date mentioned in that information just says after 1835. I know that his wife's maiden name was Collier. He was my 4th great grandfather. Sharyl Mildenstein
Charles & Ellen (nee Kelly) Booth married 1857 settled in Cadiz around 1859. Children: Mary, Arwilda, Allie, Charles, William and Maggie. On 22 July 1891 Maggie Booth married William Veach in Henry County. They had two daughters Celia and Georgia both born in Henry County. Any information on this family and their descendants will be gratefully appreciated. You may contact me at Helen Ives
BRINSON Looking for information on Edith Brinson, who had a child named William Brinson born in 1935 in Henry County or New Castle, Indiana. Kathy
I am looking for information on Daniel Byerly and Matilda Gloyd who were married in Henry County, Indiana on July 2, 1849. Matilda Gloyd had a brother, George W. Gloyd. I am searching for the names of their parents who I believe lived in Henry County in the 1840s and early 1850s. Shirley Reynolds
Researching these families in Henry Co. Contact me at Peggy Humbles
CORY Elsa Nathan Cory1 was born on 20 Jan 1857 in Henry Co, IN. He died about 1922 in Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Elsa Nathan Cory and Frances Moxley were married on 4 Jan 1883 in California. Frances Moxley was born about 1860. She died in Sep 1914 in Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Elsa Nathan Cory and Frances Moxley had the following children: Pearl Adella Cory. Harliegh Carlon Cory.
I found these Cory's in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery Spokane WA
Elza Earl Cory �� 1835 �� 1883 Elza N. Cory �� 1857 �� 1922 Wife Frances E. Cory - 1880 �� 1914 Pearl Cory Arnold �� 1884 �� 1942 Charles Arnold �� 1885 �� 1972
Can link all but Elza Nathan to my Cory's in the Cory's of American Book written by my uncle Al B Cory. Looks like they were all born in Henry or Wells County Indiana. Vicki Cory Langridge
I am researching the descendants of the five sons of Roderick Craig. I have a lot on William Craig's line, but not some of the others. I need the names of spouses, date of marriages, children of the following:
1.James Craig married Elizabeth Gray, Henry County, Mar 1844, have names of children
2.Mary Craig married Peter Miller, Henry County, Aug 1844, have names of children
3.Daughter of Whitlock Craig and Lucinda Jackson, Elizabeth ever marry? I have date of birth and death, but no marriage.
4.Jesse Craig married Serilda Toler, three children lived into the 1930s. Found information on one through her obt, that brother William H. Craig, Willis Carl Craig were still living, but do not have the name names of children.
5. Martha L. Craig married John N. Ratliff in Henry County, when she died the children disappeared from the census. I have been trying to find out information about the following Ratliffs: Edna, Mollie, Netta, Esie, Clifford, Jesse, Velva, and Martin. I have some on Jesse and Velva, but very little on the others.

I have over 6000 names related to the descendant of Roderick and Rebecca Craig and their five sons. Any help in filling in the missing pieces would be greatly appreciated.
Carolyn Craig, Shelbyville, Indiana
I would like to compare notes with anyone connected to James W. Davis. I believe he is the brother to my GG-Grandmother Jennie Davis Born 1853 in Ky who married a William Smith 1870 in Indiana. They had a daughter Rachel A. Smith born 1871 in Indiana and a son born 1878 Jacob Oliver Smith. Thanks.
Year: 1900; Census Place: Stony Creek, Henry, Indiana; Roll: T623 377; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 75. Enumerated 5 June 1900, 69/69 DAVIS, James W., Head, W, M, Mar 1854, 45, married x 21 yrs., KY/KY/KY, Farmer, 0 mos unemployed, reads/writes/speaks English, Own mortgaged farm
-----Laura B., Wife, W, F, Feb 1861, 39, married x 21 yrs., 2/2 children living, IN/IN/IN, reads/writes/speaks English
-----Harry, Son, W, M, Aug 1886, 13, single, KY/KY/IN, At school 6 mos, reads/writes/speaks English
-----Nelly, Dau, W, F, Sept 1894, 5, single, IN/KY/IN
DAWSON We are searching for my wife's grandfather Robert Dawson born abt. 1832 he served in the civil war in Company K 123rd Infantry Indiana, We think he may have been from the Henry Co. area when he enlisted in the army. Thanks. James Eveland
DOUGHERTY Am trying to find John Dougherty info for Henry County. Did he have a son W.A. Dougherty born 27 Aug 1861 who married a Martha Jane Poor of Delaware County IN? Need more info on W.A. Dougherty. What did W.A. stand for? Who were his parents? How did W.A. Dougherty end up in Silver Bow, Montana from Indiana? When did he leave Indiana? C.A. Heath
DUMM I am researching the DUMM family. Ella Mae Dumm was born 30 Nov 1870 in Knightstown, Ind., daughter of Frank R. Dumm and Amelia Pyle. Frank was born 1840, Amelia born 1848. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Judith Orr Rastatter
EARL I am searching for the grave site of Phebe Earl. She was born in 1814 died May 21, 1882 Marion Co Indiana. (Found on the WPA records.) Her husband was Solomon Earl 1811. She was on the 1880 Dublin, Indiana census but died the following year. I have been unable to find where she was buried. Any help gratefully appreciated. Marge Gibbs
My family history is deep into Henry County. My grandparents founded the North 14th St. Church of God. My uncles were war heroes, Carol Edward in particular as there is a newspaper article about his relentless ] communications efforts during the war. There are several photographs that I will be happy to collect and share, if possible.
Following are some of the family names: Luther Napoleon Tabor, Bertha Lee Pelfrey Eden Tabor (my grandmother) William Harold Eden (uncle), Carol Edward Eden (uncle),Edith Louise Eden Holcomb Sloan(mother)/Richard Andrew Holcomb (spouse) Sharon Lee Holcomb, Larry Richard Holcomb, Charles Vernon Sloan, Lisa Charlene Sloan Hall, David Charles Sloan, Howard Eden (uncle), Barbara Tabor Crabtree (aunt), Paul Leon Tabor (uncle), Marguerite Tabor Turner, Mabel Tabor Salyers, George Tabor, Andrew Tabor. Lynne M. Slaven
EISENHAUER I am searching for a Henry Eisenhauer.He died on Dec23,1874 in Henry Co,Indiana. Any information will be appreciated. Lee Houseknecht
ELLISON I have a lot of information on Isaac and Mercy Ellison. Isaac and Mercy Ellison were probably only a small part of the wave of migration from Monroe county, WV. Henry county archives should be full of information on the Underground Railroad, it's people and the religious and political roles they played, not only in Henry county, but all along the underground stations from coast to coast. Any lists of early settlers available? [email protected]
FLEM(M)ING I am researching the Flem(m)ing family from (West) Virginia. They seemed to settle in the Fall Creek Twp. Quite a few of the family were there before 1850. Some did go on up to Grant Co. Ind. Some to LaSalle Co. Ill. Quite a few are buried in the White Union Cem. of Fall Creek Twp. Marlene Poe
I am interested in getting information on the Fletcher-Tackett family in New Castle, Indiana. There is a "book" written about the family, and I was given one, however, after moves, cannot find it. The house still stands,I believe, part of a large farm, with a log cabin in view. The cemetery is not far from the property, both Ike and Het Fletcher are there. This property was part of the underground railroad, as I was always told. The Lockridge family, aka Ross Lockridge, is a part of this family, I believe. Thank you very much, Delaney Butler Holaday Brandhorst
I would like to hear from anyone who may have information on any of these names. They were in Henry County and surrounding areas in 1800s. Some are buried in Livezey family cemetery. Thanks. Cindy
I am interested in researching my father's family---Garrett. I know that my great, great grandparents were Nathan Garrett, born 1810, in Henry County, and his wife, Elizabeth Johnson Garrett, born abt 1814 Ohio. They were married 9 January 1834 in Henry County. Elizabeth died 11 March, 1875, and is buried in Harvey Cemetery (aka Howard Cemetery). I believe his parents were John Garrett and Rebecca Little. Many thanks. Marilyn Garrett Bluck
I am researching these names in Henry Co during the time period 1800s to present. The Terrell family specifically in the range of 1830-1900. Thank you very much, Steven G. Terrell
Phoebe Marie Gibbs b. 30 June 1846 Knightstown, Henry County IN Daughter of William Gibbs b. IN and Sarah Walton b. PA
She married Adam Henry Hayes 13 Oct 1864 (Marriage license from Decatur County) but Adam's family may have been in Henry County prior to their marriage. According to Adam's Obit - they moved right after marriage to IA Adam was son of Thompson Hays and Nancy Hays
Especially interested in finding info on William Gibbs & wife Sarah Walton They may have farmed in Knightstown area when Phoebe was born. Only info we have so far is their names from Phoebe's later census records and from her death record in IA
Phoebe Gibbs & Adam Hayes my Great Grandparents Thompson & Nancy Hays my G Great Grandparents William Gibbs & Sarah Walton - my G Great Grandparents
Have pix of Phoebe & Adam - Happy to share
Please email me direct [email protected] and put GIBBS, HAYES FAMILY in subject box
Looking for information on Joseph O. Gilbert who married Thamer E. McCormack. I have that Thamer was born in Dec 1863 & died in 1943. Joseph was born in May 1865 and also died in 1943 . . . I have that they are both buried at the New Lisbon Cemetery. They had a daughter, Charma Leon Gilbert that was born in Cadiz, Indiana July 28, 1886. She married Arthur Thomas who I think was born in New Lisbon, Indiana. He was born October 31, 1881 and died in Richmond, Indiana May 20, 1997. Arthur's parents were Joseph W. Thomas & Mary Ellen Dickover. Both died in Henry Co. I would greatly appreciate any information on any of these lines . . . this is as far back as I have been able to go with these ancestors. Best regards, Dana Tedford
I am researching GILBREATH, SPOON & PARSONS families in Henry County, IN in the 1850-1870 time period, They arrived from Guilford County, NC in the mid-1850's, owned land, went to the Civil War, & disappeared. I do have information to share. Please e-mail me if you are looking for any of these ancestors.Kay Gilbreath
GOFORTH I am researching the Goforth Family of New Castle Indiana. Sebern and Bessie Goforth were my great aunt and uncle as were Ben and Nell Goforth. Ben and Nell had a daughter by the name of Lola Agnes. Would love to locate any information on this family.. Angie Dybas
GRAVES Seeking information regarding my g.g.grandfather, Sydney or Sidney Graves. He was born 15 Aug 1801 in VA. Married Margaret Dipboye 7 Oct 1830 in VA. Moved to Henry Co about 1834 & was a farmer. Children were Raginer Catherine, George Harrison, Abraham, Maryann Rosanna, Joseph, Adaline, Samuel, Cyrena, Lucinda B., Sydney, Margaret J., Elizabeth, and Eliza. Sydney and Margaret moved to Middletown about 1868. Carol Graves Wilson
Looking for information on George Thomas GRIGGS. The family story is that his father, Maurice Dowie GRIGGS, was a trapeze artist who traveled with the circus and who died before Goerge was born. His mother was DELILAH FERGESON (sp?).
George was born in Rockport, Spencer, IN in 1859. After his father's death, his mother married Thomas MULFORD. The family lived in Henry Co. when George was a boy.
 George married Rosa B. Reddick in Henry County in 1887. They divorced before 1892, when George married Espy Jane Bennett in Dunreith, Henry Co., IN. George and Espy Jane later moved to Utah where they divorced about 1922. George then married Minnie Estella Robison. They moved from Utah to CA.
I am also looking for other GRIGGS'family members who might have lived in the county. Deb McCabe
Henry Harvey Groves was born in Fall Creek Twp., Henry Co., Indiana on Jan. 20, 1840, son of Jacob Groves b. 1806 in VA and died in Marshall Co., Indiana after 1880 and Lucinda Parish. Looking for any information on this family. Bonnie Groves-Wilson
I am searching for information about John MOORE (born abt. 1791) and his wife Jane GROVES. They were born in Pennsylvania. Their children were born in Pennsylvania between 1816 and 1825. The children were James, Joseph m. Effie McCUNE, David m. Polly/Mary CONNELL, later m. Matilda DEARDOFF, and Mary m. William WAGGONER. All of the children were in Henry County, Indiana, after 1847. Marjorie Smith
HAHN Researching the surname HAHN. Please contact me by clicking HERE
HANDLEY Searching for George and Margaret Handley - One of first landowners in 1820 Judy Oldiges
I am researching records for Harry and (Nina Hendricks) Morrison and Elza and Julia (Harden) Kiser (both families living in either Middletown or Mechanicsburg at various times) during period of 1930-1940/50. the Kiser family owned a general grocery store in Mechanicsburg for many years which at one time included a blacksmith shop.
I am also interested in learning about the underground railroad that was situated in Mechanicsburg. I remember a small green hardback book of mechanicsburg history with pictures and information. I am interested in obtaining a copy of this. Thanks for your help. Gay Ayyagari
Researching and looking for info on Davis Harris born c. 1815 somewhere in N.Car., death unknown. He married Jane Dunbar born c. 1815 somewhere in N. Car., died 1858 Henry Co. They had issue several children, one being Eli Harris who first married Elizabeth Shelley and then Nancy Caroline Muterspaugh. His children were: William; Curtis Cornelius; Edward Everett (my dh's grandfather) & Charles E. Anyone with info on the above children, Eli or Davis Harris? Sherry Harris
I am looking for information on John Harrold and Minerva Johnson they were married in Henry County March 30th 1848.they moved to Grant County shortly after that. I would like to find the names of both John and Minerva's, parents. Charlie Mitchell
HARRY My interest in Henry County concerns the descendants of Albert Harry b. 1812 New Market, Va. Married Julia Bledsoe.All of his data can be viewed at Rootsweb World Connect database name jharry. Surnames of interest in Henry Co., are: Brown, Canaday, Conwell, Copeland, Harrell, Harry, Keesling, McCormack, Nation, Richey, Roach, Showalter. Towns of interest: Fall Creek, Blue River, Mount Summit, New Castle. J Harry
I am researching my Grandfathers family Hartley, William Hartley and Sarah Barker were married in Henry County on August 4, 1842, my great grandfather Perry Oscar Hartley was born in Knightstown, Henry, Indiana on October 13, 1863. I am looking for parents of William Hartley and Sarah Barker. Melanie Falcone
HOOSIER I'm doing research on a group of African Americans that migrated from North Carolina in the 1880's.
They settled in Henry County and raised families there. I have birth and death certificates for several family members. My great-great grandfather Joseph Hoosier was noted to be a noted gardner according to news reports of his death in New Castle in the 1920's. I can also support the information with census records. I have found connections to these different families: FEARS, KISER, KOONTZ, MODLIN, THURMAN or THRUMAN. I believe that Charity Kiser was Joseph Hoosier sister, but I have yet to prove it. Most of these Hoosiers eventually moved to other parts of Indiana, notable Indianapolis. I would really appreciate any help that you can provide for me. The good folks of New Castle have been really helpful in providing me with information! Thank you so much for your time. Tamela Hoosier-Jones
IMEL I am looking for information on Frank Imel, son of George and Mary Belle Imel from Madison County Indiana. Frank would have been my great uncle, brother to Charles Imel (my grandfather.) Suella F. Imel
I am seeking information on the parents of Benjamin Franklin Jackson, born about 1810 in North Carolina. In 1833 he married Naomi Hiatt in Henry County. I have a lot of info on the Hiatts, but nothing on the Jacksons prior to that wedding. Edward Jackson
JEFFERIS I am researching the Jefferis family surname. The family traces its origins to Robert Jefferis and Jane Chandler of Chester Co., PA. Asa Jefferis and his wife Margarat Darling arrived in Indiana from New Jersey in the late 1700's or early 1800's. They first settled near Richmond eventually making their way to Henry County. They ultimately settled in New Castle. I am specifically interested in John Turner Jefferis who I believe was Asa's grandson. Any information you may have will be appreciated. You may reach me via email at David Jefferis
JONES I am researching my great-grandfather, Mathew Jones (sometimes spelled "Matthew"). He was born April 16, 1842 in Henry County, Indiana. I do not know the names of his parents, just that according to the 1880 U.S. Census, both were born in Virginia. His father may have also been named "Mat(t)hew"; his mother possibly Nancy. I do not know where in Henry County he was born, nor when his parents came to the county. I have no information on siblings.
When my great-grandfather was very young, his parents died and he was indentured out to a Cornelius Quick. According to his obituary, he went to work for Mr. Quick when he was age 15. Thus far, I have found no information on Mr. Quick, but have only recently started working on my Jones line.
It is possible that Mathew Jones grew up in Delaware County or Mr. Quick lived in the county. When he was only 18, he married Elizabeth Black of Muncie, Delaware County. Mathew Jones organized a company of soldiers and served as their Captain during the Civil War. I have obtained his military record. He later moved to Illinois and became a minister in the Christian Church. Judith Hollenberg
I am constantly researching the Keesling, Munden, Alspaugh, McKee, Judd, Judge and Collier Families that settled near or around Mechanicsburg and Cadiz, Henry Co., IN and Markleville, Madison Co., IN. Regards, Scott Manwaring
KELLEY I am researching the Samuel Kelley family. They moved to Henry County about 1839. I can be reached via email at Lucy DeYoung
I have several families around Honey Creek. Sol Young(1807), Ephrain Kerlin had a son Levi(1847). Their descendents were there until late 1930's. Mary
I am researching the Lacy/Lacey family in the 1850 to 1920 time frame. Parker Lacey came to Henry Co. from North Carolina. A number of family members are buried in Blountsville Cemetery in Stony Creek Township. You may reach me via email at Eva Woolard
I am researching the following in Henry County: Time Period: 1820-1850
Looking for parents of Mary and Zimri. Lamm or Lamb, Mary, b. 1822 in North Carolina ? m. Pearson, Zimri, b. abt. 1821 in Harrison, Henry County, Indiana on 15 Jul, 1839. Also looking for parents and children of Nathan b. abt 1793 and Lydia b. abt 1791 (_______) Ratliff who also came from North Carolina. Barbara Howey Parks
I am looking for any information on a George W. Lane born in 1838 and died on Nov 18 1909. The information I have on him was he was a farmer in Henry County, Indiana. He Joined the Civil war Union in Sept 4th 1865. He was Married to a Sarah A. Kenny. They had a son named John Stephen Lane born April 28, 1861. Any information would be greatly appreciated thank you for your time. SSgt. Chad Lane
LAURIE I am looking for any info or photos on Grandma Laurie. She took in foster kids in the New Castle area. My grandmother was a Laurie. Jeff Chambless
I'm researching Magee/Mc Gee. My grandmother's father was Everett Mc Gee. He is buried in Spiceland cemetery. He lived in Henry County all his life. His father was George W. Magee. He was in Henry County in 1891. Father of George W was John W. They may be buried in the Spiceland Cemetery. I'm also researching Bouslog's. Prominent family in Prairie Township. John settled in Prairie Township in 1835 from Monongahela County, West Virginia. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Amy Unroe. 2/13/05 Email address is not valid.
MCNABB I am seeking information on Charles and Mae McNabb (and their descendents) who are on the 1920 and 1930 New Castle Henry Co IN Census. The 1930 Census shows a son, Phillip, age 5. Accoring to the SS Death Index, the last residence of Phillip was Lexington SC. He died in 1996. Charles was b KY, 1892 and d in 1972; Mae, b IL, 1897 to James and Mary Green Fox. She died in 1984. Both died, New Castle, Henry Co IN. Mae is related to my husband through the Fox surname. Please contact me at: Fran
MAIN Researching the MAIN families of Christopher MAIN Sr who arrived in 1822. His sons Christopher Jr, William, Ira, Grant, Noyes/Norris, John and Orrin had descendants living in the county until at least 1900 and some are still there in 2005. Mac Main
MARSH Looking for information on George A. Marsh. He was born Oct. 19, 1835 in Henry Co., Indiana and may have married a Miran J. Thomas. Am looking for his parents names or any other family members. Nancy Jeremias
MARSH James and Margaret (Summers) Marsh were with a group that traveled from Ohio to Missouri. They may not have stayed long in Indiana but they were in Henry Co. when their son, Simon P. Marsh was born in October of 1828. Other names that may have been associated with them are: RICHARDSON, TUCKER, and WISDOM. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you. Raylene
MAXWELL before 1850 I'm researching ancestry of Aaron Maxwell b. abt 1797, wife Elizabeth, children - William, Aaron, Robert Davis, & James. His mother's name was Mary b. 1769. Would like to find Aaron's father's name and his ancestry. Thank you.Linda Kunkel
Lt. McCune and my relative, Lt. LeRoy Mayne both served in the Federal counter guerilla unit on the Mississippi River known as the Mississippi Marine Brigade or MMB. The unit was successful at gaining control of the River thus denying the CSA use of that vital tributary and greatly helping the Union army secure its dominant position in the southern states as the war progressed. On the night of 8 April, 1863, as witnessed by friend and fellow officer, Lt. Sloan, both McCune and Mayne were lost overboard near New Madrid Missouri when the McCune steamer John Raine was coming along side Lt. Maynes boat the BALTIC. I have the information on the unit, the eyewitness account of their loss, pictures of Lt. Mayne shortly before his death, the recovery and burial of Lt. McCunes body, and pictures of the steamer BALTIC�only known picture of any of the seven MMB boats�plus the details on Lt. McCune from �Hazzards History of Henry County� Indiana which led me to his enlistment in the 8th Indiana Inf and then on to the MMB. I have no picture or hometown information on the McCune family which I would love to include with all this info for you if you have any of it??? Winfield Mayne
MESSICK John M Messick (married Mary A Newby 7 March 1850, Henry County IN) born abt 1826. Looking for parents, siblings, etc. Is this same person as Milton Mesic in 1870 Census? age 31 (b. 1839?) Email
Member's of each of these families are married into each one. The Michael family was in Henry County from the early 1800's forward. If you think can add information on these families I would like to hear from you. I have information to share. Please contact me at: Cindy
I am trying to find the parents of Mary Miller--- She was married 7-28-1861 Henry Co. In. to James Harvey Alexander . The had 5 children from 1862 to 1870 . Apparently she died and he married a Susan Nation 5-25-1878 in Henry Co. In. I don't know what happened to her but he married a Emma Frances Young 1-1-1891. I don't know where.
Can you provide any Witness to the marriage ,such as family members etc or Death information. Thanks. Harold
Our Moore's came from NC to Grainger County, TN, to Preble County, OH, then into Wayne/Randolph/Henry/Jay/Delaware/La Porte/Grant/Marion and other counties in IN. The town of Mooreland in Henry County is attributed to Miles Moore and Moore Family
Am searching for families of John Moore born in Virginia married to Mary �Polly� Harris born abt. 1814 in Tennessee, time frame 1835-1840. Their child, Rhoda was born between Millville and Knightstown in 1838. Polly later married John Custer and lived in Henry Co., Indiana. Any information would be appreciated. Ronda Baker
MURRAY I am trying to obtain information about Ralph V Murray who was a doctor from Henry County in the 1860s. He served with the 137th Indiana Infantry in the Civil War, mustered in at Indianapolis in May of 1864 and out in September, 1864. I don't know if he served as a doctor or not. I have a wonderful old Tintype photograph of a country doctor in his carriage labeled Ralph Murray, MD, 1866. It also claims he was the first president of the Allen Co Medical Society, which he was not and I have determined from Civ. War records that he was from Henry County. If anyone has more information, please let me know. Thank you, Michael Van Buskirk , Portland, Oregon
MUTTERSPAUGH Researching the Mutterspaugh name in Henry County. Karen Zach
We are seeking information on any family members of Stephen Myers (1811-????) born in Germany, immigrated to Henry Co. in 1835, married Susan Harshberger (1812-1899) between 1835 and 1840. Susan was born in Virginia or W. Virginia. They settled near Millville and raised a family of nine children (Nicholas (1840-????), Joseph (abt 1842-????), Mary (abt 1844-????), John Wesley (1846-1930), William (abt1848-????), Clenard or Clement (1849-1920), Susan (abt 1852-????), Nancy (abt 1854-????) and Rachel (abt 1856-????).
Nicholas married Louisa Bankus (1843-????) in 1861 and located in Liberty Twp of Henry Co., John Wesley married Sarah Harshberger (1851-1930) in 1869 and located in Green Twp of Jay Co., William married Rebecca Stultz (abt 1875-????) and Clenard married Angeline Crawford (1851-1906) in 1873 and located in Green Twp of Jay Co.
For a complete listing of the family tree go to WorldConnect File If you have any information on any of these families (or corrections) please contact us. Bill and Sharon Myers
NIXON Family was in Henry county from around 1846 to 1865 or later. Nixon's were from West Virginia except my Ggrandfather who was born in Indiana. Betty Nixon Swale
NULL Individuals: Peter NULL b. ABT 1828, Rebecca NULL b. ABT 1828, Anamaria/Anamerica NULL b. ABT 1849, Sarah NULL b. ABT 1856, Daniel NULL b. ABT 1858, George NULL b. ABT 1862, Elizabeth NULL b. ABT 1864. Time period: 1860's/1870's. By 1880 they were in Noble County, IN They were from PA. Interested in any information on this family. Julie Maranto
CARROLL Looking for info on the parents of Phillip C. OLINGER born 1808-1810, died Jan. 1, 1874 in Henry Co., buried Hess Cemetery. His wife was Mariah FELTENBERGER born about 1815, died May 24, 1879 Henry Co, buried Hess Cemetery. They married about 1832 in Ohio, came to Henry Co. in the late 1830's. Am also interested in the relationship of Henry CARROLL & Phillip, who may be related somehow. Henry was about the same age as Phillip, came from same area of Ohio, & lived next door to him for a time in Henry Co. Henry is buried in the Hess Cemetery next to Phillip, who paid for Henry's funeral expenses. Kathy Leeson
I am searching for Susan Orbough, born 24 June 1788 in Bucks County, PA, daughter of Andrew Orebaugh and Anna Frankenfield. She married on 26 October 1802 in Rockingham County, VA. She married Adam Meliza ( born in Virginia; died 25 July 1846 in Henry County, Indiana. Susan Orbough Meliza died on 21 October 1862 in Henry County, Indiana. Both are supposedly buried in White Union Cemetery in Fall Creek, Indiana. Does anyone have a cemetery index to this cemetery? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ada West
Runyan, Dinkins, Goar, Gordon, Thompson, Hays, Hayes, Dickover, Gilbert and Morris in Henry and surrounding counties. My genealogical website and blog can be found at http://www.collectors worldonline.com/blog/ or contact me at Mark Orr
PARKHURST I recently discovered that my ancestors came from Henry county. Settled in north part of Knightstown, Wayne Twp. I believe that my fourth great grandfather was Jacob Parkhurst Sr.. I discovered that he was one of the pioneers of that region. He was part of the Concord Bapist Church, and I discovered last weekend that he and thirteen other of his primary family are buried in the Old Pioneer Cemetery. I was excited to find him, and that his marker was readable. There are about three more headstones that are readable of Jacobs granddaughters. My questions for you are, Is there records of burial plots? Is there any possible pictures of the old cemetery? Who do I contact that is in charge of the cemetery? Thank you for your time, Jonathan Parkhurst
I'm looking for Patton in Henry County from 1931 to 1956. My grandfather's name was Clarence Alton Patton. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Pittenger (Patton). They had a daughter Maryann Patton (later Byrd, then Milburn). I'm looking for other children from Patton and Pittenger. They were in New Castle for awhile but I am not sure where else. Thank you. David Patton
I am looking for any memebers of the Isaac and Mercy Ellison Paul families. Isaac and Mercy are buried at the Paul (MEC) Cemetery, in Dudley Township, along with several other members of their family.They died in 1840 and 1844. Their Daughter Ruth Paul married Michael Skaggs, March 15th 1832 in Henry County. Ruth Paul and Michael Skaggs are my GGGrandparents, any information on this family would also be helpful. Thank You. Roxanna
PEACOCK I am looking for information on my gg grandfather Elijah F. Peacock. He moved to Henry County in 1845 with his family from Virginia. Elijah opened a blacksmith shop in Luray and lived there until his death in 1885. He was married Mary Jane Wright, of Loudoun County, Virginia, who died in November of 1862, leaving six children: B.F., William H. (my great grandfather), Cassa A., Susan J., Rebecca and Sarah A. Bruce Peacock
PICKENS Any input would be appreciated on the Elias Pickens family who settled in Liberty Township, Henry Co. about 1820. The family came from Hamilton Co., OH. Bruce Frobes
Looking for information about Ephraim Pike (born 1824, North Carolina), his wife Beulah Yates Pike (born 1833 in North Carolina) who moved to Henry County between 1850 and 1860. They had seven surviving children, including Nathan Henry Pike (born 1853) who married Locky Van Arsdol Rifner of the prominent Rifner clan from that area and Ohio. Also looking for information on the Rifners, Gochenours, and Claytors, all from Henry County. Ephraim is my great-great-great grandfather. Thanks for any help. Contact [email protected].
PITTS Looking for information on Cadwallader Pitts and Isaac Pitts in the time frame from 1832 to 1860. Karen Powell
I am looking for relatives both direct and lateral of David Powell and Sarah Elizabeth England Ashton. I am interested in exchanging information with any relatives or old neighbors.
I first remember visiting my Aunt Janes home on Q avenue in about 1952, I was there most recently in about 2006. Diane Sparling
PRESTON I have been told that John Phineas Preston died in 1907 and that he owned land on both side of the Delaware County and Henry County line. It is said that there was quite a disput between the heirs and it took several years to settled the dispute. The heirs finally divided "$1,720.88" (with no mention of the dates of the dispute!) No burial was found for John Phineas Preston in Delaware County, so maybe he died in Henry County, IN. Hopefully someone recognizes his name or the location & can help me with this.Mary Lu
I am searching for information about my great grandfather Thomas Pugh and his second wife Bessie C. Owens. He died in 1961 and she in 1982. Residents of Knightstown, they were both buried in Glen Cove Cemetery. I descend from his first marriage to Sitha Ratliff. They had four children. His son James was my grandfather. Any information will be appreciated. Please email Alisa Pugh
I am searching for info on my g-great grandparents, I believe they were married in Henry Co. Indiana Nov. 27, 1849. His name was Samuel Ratliff and he married Sarah Gearheart. They had at least two children, a daughter Abbie, who I think was born somewhere in Indiana (but could have been Illinois), and another daughter who was born in Illinois. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Sue Rogers
I'm trying to piece together some family history. My Father's name is Dale F. Rector - Birth Certificate indicates born in Wayne County, July 6, 1917, but he lived and grew up in Middletown. All references that I can find to his siblings and parents are from Henry County. My confusion is with his Mother (my grandmother). Dale's birth certificate indicates father is Dick Rector and mother is Mamie Riley born in Indiana. His death certificate states Dick Rector as father, but states his Mother as Manie Riley, born in Virginia. The Henry County website of Riley births and marriages adds to my confusion.
 Dick is shown as Father to Anna (my aunt), George (my uncle) both of whom I knew, as well as James and Richard, who I have no knowledge of. Dale did have another brother, my uncle Weldon Rector, who I have also met, but as with my father's name, there is no mention of my fathers other brother,Weldon. Don Rector
RICKARD I'm trying to fine any info. on John E Rickard. His DOB is 8-0-1838. I have found this on him 1880 US Census, 1880 IN Henry Knightstown p 220B. J E RICKARD, Self M, Male, W, 42, PA, Town Marshal, PA, PA Cecilia RICKARD, Wife, M, Female, W, 40, IN, Housekeeping, NC, NC. He was my GGGrandfather. Jeannie
I am seeking parent info on EMSLEY RIDDLE married to MINTY JORDAN. They were from Guilford, NC. Married in 1865. They moved to Odgen, IN around 1870. Would also like a full list of their children. Any info is appreciated. Note: It is believed that Emsley was Native American, although not sure of tribe or degree of Native American blood. Arleigh
I am looking for information on Allen and Mary Russell and their descendants. They had nine children. Homer (Bertha Crandall), Illa (John) Woolard, Nora (Frank) Fraizer, Cora [(George) Southall] (James) Morris, Grace (Morton) Gustin, Emma (Ledford) Lorentz, Ellen (Jacob) Cannaday, Effie (Robert) May, and Ernest (Myrtle Bachellor).
Nora Fraizer was my 2nd great grandmother, her daughter was Gladys Waltz, married to Ernest Waltz, son of Edward.
At one time they lived on Messick Road, but in 1910 lived in Prairie Twp. Am especially trying to find this house, if it still stands. Also welcome all information on the Fraizers and Waltzs. I believe all of us Waltzs are related so would love to hear from any of you! Please contact Robin Ellis
I am looking for information on the parents on my 4th Great Grandfather James Templeton Russell. He married my 4th Great Grandmother Cornelia Beatrice Noggle in Henry County Indiana on Oct 1, 1846. James Russell was born May 17, 1825 in Indiana, but I have no information on his parents. James Templeton Russell was a farmer in Liberty Township in Henry County in the 1850 census information I could find. However he is listed as James T Russel. His wife Cornelia, and his sons Charles W and Joseph A are also listed. Dean Russell
SCHILDKNECHT I am researching the Schildknecht name in Henry County, Indiana. They arrived sometime in the late 1840's and remained until 1880's then a branch of the family left to Missouri. Kelly Summers
SCOTT My Hammer, Lasater, Waitt and Scott Families in Indiana Genealogy website URL is:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dvhammer/ Dale Hammer
SHOTT I an looking for information on Hush Shott b. VA 1823 and Nancy Long Shott who moved to Middletown about 1864. Could Philip Shott b. 1821 who also moved to Middletown be a brother? Thank you for any help. Mary
SHRINER/SCHRINER I'm searching for Charles Shriner and Lillian Cluggish Shriner, grandparents c 1895 -1920, also Benjamin(Frank) Shriner (Schriner) and Jennie Simpson Schriner, great grandparents c.1850 to 1900. any information helpful. Phyllis Tolin
SIGLER I am looking for anyone related to Charles B SIGLER (1878-1953) who lived in Knightstown from 1911 until his death. His son Paul also lived and died in Knightstown. Alana Knochel Bauman
am researching the Strong family that moved into Henry County Indiana after the 1850 Census. Truman Strong was born in Vermont around 1809, moved to Hamilton Co. Ohio and married a Rachel Boothby May 4, 1827. Truman and Rachel had six children one of which was William H. Strong born in Hamilton Co. Ohio that married a Susan Runyan from Henry Co. Indiana. Additional information is needed on the Boothby's, Runyan's, Truman Strong's burial location and his father information if known. These families lived in Praire and Liberty Township's. My research has been placed on Ancestry.com. Aaron Strong
Please contact Becky Prince if you have information to share. Thank you.
John Seth Summers was born May 1835 in Henry Co. In. He was a doctor. His father's name was Seth. I would like to find more info about him and his wife and family especially the marriage date for John and Sarah Caroline Morris. Thanks. Donna Lytle
Have information that my wife's g-g-grandfather Philander R. Summers was born in mid-1830s in Henry County. Other info indicates he married Mary Ann Spurgin born in Bartholomew Co.,IN in 1833-34; marriage took place in Story Co., IA in 1856. Mary Ann is believed to have died in Lincoln Co., KS in May 1912. Have no clue as to prior "Summers" generations; Spurgin family may have come from Canada. Lloyd E. Goodson
SWEIGART I am researching the Sweigart Family that lived in Henry County. The dates range from 1850-1920. The spelling varies and could be Swagert, Swagart, or Sweigart to name a few. I'm looking in particular for info re: George and Isabel (Frye, Trye, Trya, Tyrvy) and their parents. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Marna Swagert
TARR I am looking for the Surname "Tarr". Any information would be appreciated. Lisa Schneider
TOUT I am looking for information on the surname Tout in Henry Co. Any help will be appreciated as I have only accounted for 3 generations. Norman Tout
I am looking for information on Jonathan Tutwiler (born 1819 in PA. Died 1842 in Knightstown)and wife (Mary) and son Jonathan Tutwiler born (Oct 10, 1842 died Jan 12, 1910). Jonathan the father died before his son was born. I found him listed in 1840 census along with wife no children. Would like to find out where Mary and Jonathan (the son) moved to after the death of Jonathan.
Did Mary remarry? Family names of the parents of Jonathan Sr. And Mary. Jonathan the son married Ann M. Davis . Their son Newton (born July 20, 1867 died June 12, 1944)married Lillie Smith (born 1872 died Sep 22, 1899)and after she died married Rosetta King. Newton and Lillie had three children Myrtle, Daisy Irene, Walter. Myrtle (born June 9, 1891 died Oct 9, 1916)married Albert Borne and my Mother Helen Lucille Borne (Hemmelgarn) was their only daughter. Myrtle died two weeks after giving birth to Helen.
 I have been to New Castle looking for info and found a court case about a newspaper man seeking rights for Jonathan the son. But cannot find the families of Jonathans parents. Carolyn (Hemmelgarn Schaefer
I am seeking information concerning my great great grand parents. Aaron Tweedy: born Perquimans Co, NC abt 1805. Temperance Nicholson: born Perquimans Co, NC 1808, married: Perquimans Co, NC 1831. Moved to Henry Co, IN approximately 1831. Died in Henry or Rush County. Looking for place of burial. My great grand parents James M. Tweedy: born 1843 in Henry Co, IN, died 1880 in Irvington, IN and Mary Elizabeth Stinger: born 1848 in Hancock Co, IN, died 1884 in Henry, Rush or Hancock Co. They married in 1865. Seeking cause of death for Mary Elizabeth and place of burial for both. Please contact me at: Bob Tweedy
I am looking for information on these families in Henry County for the period 1830 to 1900. I believe they were largely located in Harrison and Jefferson Townships and later in Newcastle. Josh Burns
WATKINS I am looking for information about my great great great grandparents Wiley Watkins and Eliza J. Watkins. They were married 16 Apr. 1840 in Middletown, Henry County, IN. Their children were: Belzona b. 1841 m. Joseph Dilhorn 8 Nov. 1860 in Henry Co. Richmond b. 1843 m. Mary Elizabeth Vaughn 1 Jan 1868 in Lawrence Co. AL Armstead b. 1845 m. 1st Emma Frazier 2nd Samantha Jane Norris 31 Jan 1876 Tipton Co.,IN James Thomas b. 1847 m. Dama Elizabeth Campbell 2 Nov. 1876 Tipton Co. IN Gilbert b. 1851 m Ethela Josephine Mowery 2 Nov. 1876 Jennie N. b. 1853 m. James Swindell 23 Dec. 1875 Henry Co. Gilbert b. 1851 m Ethela Josephine Mowery 2 Nov. 1876 Nancy b. 1854 Mary b. 1857m. George Miller 18 Sept. 1880 Henry Co. Any information on the people listed above will be appreciated. Jeanie
I am looking for information on the deaths of John A. Whitaker, Jr.(b.1772) and Sarah Riggs (b.1772). One site told me that they both died of milk sickness in 1837 and that John A. Whitaker died in 1857. I am unsure of his actual death date because of this discrepancy. Any information in regards to this couple would be appreciated. Cindy Hunt
I am researching the family of WILLIAM WILLIAMS (married to Rebecca Lore/Loar). Moved from Hamilton Co. Ohio between 1830 and 1840 to Henry Cnty. Shea Richland
WILLIAMSON I am seeking information on family members. My dad Robert Earl Williamson, grandfather Jess, great grandfather Amos and great great grandfather Issac Williamson are all buried in Glen Cove cemetery in Knightstown. I am trying to locate more information on Issac and his ancestors. Any information appreciated. Jerald "Jerry" Lee Williamson
I am looking for I. Aaron Wilson, a Doctor, living in Henry Co about 1846. Father is Isaac Allen Wilson b. 1827, married to Ruth Jones. I. Aaron's brothers are Issac Allen and James E. Wilson. Careena Scott
WINCHESTER I am searching for information regarding a great-uncle named John Riley Winchester who lived in Henry County between 1910 through 1976. He was born on April 7, 1907 in Kentucky and migrated to Henry County with his mother, Bernetta Jane Miller Winchester and older sister, Birdie Winchester. He died on November 3, 1976. He married twice. His first wife's name was Goldie and his second wife's name was Stella. I am searching for any information I can find for him or his children. Dianna Steinbach
I am researching the Rueben and Thomas Wisehart line, Elvina Lindsey and parents Edward and Elizabeth Farmer Lindsey, David and Elizabeth Stockringer Younts - all in Henry County, IN fro, 1820 - 1900. Debby Hisey
I am particularly interested in finding out what happened to William Owen Wood (b. 1856 in Henry County). My grandmother believes he drowned when his children were very young (probably around 1879), but we don't know the circumstances surrounding his death as no one would discuss it with my grandmother growing up.
I am also wondering what happened to his youngest daughter, Maud Wood. She was born in approximately 1879. She was separated from her sister Lola (my great-great-grandmother) because their mother could not take care of both of them. lola was raised by their grandparents and their mother kept Maud. We know they both lived with their mother (Mary Chew) and grandparents during the 1880 US Census, but they were separated shortly after that and we don't know what happened to Maud.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Erin Spain
WORTHINGTON Ishmal Silas Worthington (he went by Silas) was born probably in KY and married Maude Nickelson also born in KY. They moved to Henry Co. where they resided in New Castle. There were six children: Claude, William, Lucille, Dorothy, Warren and my step-father Donald Gene. Looking for any information regarding this family and for any living descendants. Email me at: Myrna Bailey
I am researching the ancestry of the WRIGHT and RATLIFF family of Henry County, Indiana in the early 1800's. My gr gr grandfather, Alpheus WRIGHT, was born February 19, 1826 in Indiana (likely Henry County). He married 1st Huldah RATLIFF December 9, 1847 in Henry County, Indiana. Huldah's parents were a well know Quaker family, Gabriel RATLIFF and Catherine PEARSON RATLIFF who are mentioned by Seth Stafford as residents of the Clear Spring Quaker Settlement in 1828. Any help on locating the parents and family of Alpheus WRIGHT greatly appreciated. Art Moore
I am researching the John Younger family that lived in New Castle, Ind. in the 1920s-1940s. John's wife was Lois Irene Reilly. Would like info on the Reilly family also. John and Irene adopted Richard Milo Younger in 1925 (when he was 2) and John died when Richard M. was 17. A family member thinks that Richard Milo's original last name was Stiltz but would like to confirm that.
Lois Irene Reilly married Carl Thomas Morrow in the 1950s since John died sometime in the 1940s. Both Lois and Carl are dead now. They lived in Knightstown, Ind. up until the 1980s.
Would appreciate any information you can share. Thanks. Sharman Hurd

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