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Marston Family Bible Contributed in
August of 2006 by: Carol Barber at: [email protected]
|Added to site on Mar 9, 2014|
Rumbaugh Bible - transcribed by: Debbie Lonie <[email protected]>
James Madison Rumbaugh was married to
Melissa Bailey Feby 7, 1850
James M. Rumbaugh was born July 5th
Ella Jane was born May 31st
Linna [Burlingham] Rumbaugh
[wife of Walter] Jan 13 1872 Ohio
Ella Jane departed
Mrs James Rumbaugh
Mary E. Van Dusen
|Added to site on Feb 3, 2009
Here is what is written in Palm Family Tree 1832 to 1980, A History of the Family of Jonas A. & Mathilda J. Palm & Palm Family Tree 1832 - 1980, 70th Palm Family Reunion June 15, 1980. I would assume the area folks placed copies of the (paperback) book in one or more LaPorte Co. libraries, but I don't know for sure.
"Mathilda (Palm)'s father, Carl Joseph (Josephson) Jessup, died on September 23, 1871 shortly after the Jessup family cane to this country. Reportedly, it was a bitter cold day when they loaded his coffin, made by a local cabinetmaker, on a horse drawn wagon and took it to the Door Village Cemetery for burial. The before-mentioned family friend, Jonas Anderson, went along to read from the Bible. (Note: Albert Palm, third child of Jonas and Mathilda Palm, always said that, as far as he knew, no one ever visited the cemetery, there is no grave-marker, and all efforts to locate the grave-site in later years were unsuccessful.)"
Additional information in the book tells that Carl Josephson was a Lutheran minister, and when the family arrived here from Sweden in the late 1860s "they took the name "Jessup", preferring to use that name instead of their Swedish name of "Josephson", a common practice among Swedish immigrants."
The Jessup family is listed in the 1870 census for Coolspring Twp., LaPorte Co., Ind. However, the surname is shown as "Gessup" and Carl as "Chas J" aged 52, thus I determine his birth date to be ca 1818.
Submitted by Phyllis (Charlesworth) DelBene, Niles OH.
Great-granddaughter of Jonas August & Mathilda Josephina (Josephson) Palm.
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|The following is a letter written to Miss
Ella Leaming of LaPorte County, Indiana from her Uncle, Rush G. Leaming upon
his travels back East to Woodbury, New Jersey.
Woodbury, N. J. 4/22 - 1882
This afternoon I walked in from one of the Battlefields of the Revolution you will find herewith a few flowers I gathered where men fought, bled and died for American Independence. It is called the battle of Red Bank or Fort Mercer and was one of the most brilliant victories won by our four fathers. I slept last night in a house where Count Donop, the Hessian Commander, died of his wounds: the house was built in 1748 & received one Cannon ball during the action. The Room where the count died was quite large and pleasant, with a fireplace in one corner.
The Court House here was built in 1787, the Clerks Office in 1799. I have just come from a large brick house used by Lord Cornwallace as his head quarters, drank from the well where he quenched his thirst, & sat in the room from whence he issued his orders against the rebels. A couple of old maids own and occupy it & is really one of the most interesting buildings I ever visited - their father owned it before them and would never permit the jarwells<sp> of the doors to be replaced that had been broken out - the front door has a knocker on it and an immense lock and key.
The walls are hung with pictures of Revolutionary scenes & Miss Campbell, is showing me from room to room, pointed out a bedstead, now occupied, one one hundred years old. Out on the battlefield I got a number of relics, among them a Cannon ball which I prize very highly. I did not think of writing so much when I commenced, excuse haste & believe me as ever. Your Affectionate
Rush G. Leaming.
Contributed by: Sue Brown of San Antonio, TX
||LAST WILL AND
TESTAMENT OF BENEVILL YARGER - DEC'D
I, Benevill Yarger, resident of the town of Wanatah, LaPorte County Indiana being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this as and for the last will and testament in manner and form following.
Item 1st - It is my will and I direct that all my just debts funeral expenses, and expense of last sickness be first paid out of my estate as soon as can reasonably be done, and for that purpose I devise and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named Lot No three (3) Block No Twelve (12) in the town of Wanatah, Indiana, with full power and authority in my said Executor to sell and convey the same for such price as he may deem best, without appraisement or notice and without any proceedings in or order of Court whatever, and from the proceeds thereof he shall first pay said debts and expenses in the order of their priority and shall then dispose of the remainder thereof as hereinafter directed.
Item 2nd - I give devise and
bequeath to my wife_____________Yarger should she survive me, to be had and
held by her in lieu of any and all interest she would otherwise and by law be
entitled to have and receive from my estate including the five hundred dollars
allowed by the statute, the following property to wit. Lot No. Seven (7) Block
it in Doud & Williams Addition to Wanatah, Indiana, she shall also have all
carpets and bedding that she brought with her when we were married. Also the
lounge and bureau and the carpet in the dining room, and the one half of all
extra bed comforters and I request that she move into the house on the said lot
herein devised to her within six months after my decease as that will afford
her a comfortable home and the property in which I designed for her living and
from the time she shall so move so long as she shall remain in the town of
Wanatah she shall have and receive for her support all rent or rents, received
from or earned by the property in which we now live, which I have given to my
son Perry but which rents she shall receive only on condition that she shall
first release to my said son by proper quit claim deed any and all interest on
claim in and to said property given to him and in which we now
Benevill Yarger (Seal) - The above and foregoing instrument in writing was on the day of it's date, signed, sealed and declared by the said Benevill Yarger in our presence as and for his last will and testament and was signed by us in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request as witnesses thereto. Jason Osborn Otto Groth
State of Indiana, LaPorte County, In: Be it Remembered That on the
21 day of July 1890 Otto Groth one of the subscribing witnesses to the within
and foregoing Last Will and Testament of Benevill Yarger late of said County,
deceased, personally appeared before the Clerk of the Circuit Court of LaPorte
County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said
Court upon his oath declared and testified, as follows, that is to say: That on
the 16th day of December 1889 he saw the said Benevill Yarger sign his name to
said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that the
deponent at the same time heard the said Benevill Yarger declare the said
instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament, and that the said
instrument in writing was at the same time, at the request of the said Benevill
Yarger and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said
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