John Green (1789-after 1860) & Leah Dunn (1789-1854)

I believe that John Green and Leah Dunn are my 5x great grandparents, the grandparents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Jane Green. I don’t know who Sarah’s parents were.

It’s very hard to untangle the Greens. Here’s my attempt. I would appreciate feedback from other researchers.

John Green was born about 1789 in Virginia. His parents are unknown.

Leah Dunn was born October 24, 1789 in Pennsylvania. Her parents are unknown.

John and Leah married December 28, 1808 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

There’s a John Green as head of a household in Mercer County, Kentucky on the 1910 US Census. There were 12 in the household: 1 male under age 10; 2 males aged 16-25 (John was 21); 2 females aged 16-25 (Leah was 21); 7 slaves.

In 1811, the name John Green appears on a petition to Congress by citizens of the Indiana territory complaining of the improper interference of their governor in elections.

On the 1820 US Census, John Green was head of a household in Washington, Knox County, Indiana. There were 7 in the household: 2 males under age 10; 1 male aged 10-15; 1 male aged 26-44 (John was 31); 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 26-44 (Leah was 31).

On the 1830 US Census, John was head of a household in Washington County, Indiana. There were 14 in the household: 1 male under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (John was 41); 3 females under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 2 females aged 10-14; 2 females aged 15-19; 1 female aged 30-39 (Leah was 41); 1 female aged 70-79.

On the 1840 US Census, John Green was head of a household in Knox, Indiana. There were 5 in the home: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (John was 51); 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 40-49 (Leah was 51).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Knox County, Indiana. John and Leah were both 61. Others in the home were on Robert R. Green, age 24 and his wife Ruffina, age 26; son James J. Green, age 36; Washington Green, age 13 (son of their son William, living elsewhere with his wife and other children); Phoebe Green, age 4 (daughter of James); Thomas Green, age 1 (son of Robert & Ruffina) ; and Alfred Green, age 1 (son of James).

Leah died on March 4, 1854. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, John was 71 and lived in Palmyra, Knox County, Indiana. He lived with son William, age 49 and his wife and 7 children. That is the last record I have of John Green.

The children of John Green & Leah Dunn:

Based on Census reporting, they may have had 13 children. Others included on online family trees that I can’t find record of are: Samuel, born in 1808; Phoebe born in 1818; Harriet born in 1821; Eliza born in 1822. Marriages that took place in Knox County, Indiana between 1820 & 1840 include the following Greens: Solomon Green & Hannah Bray in 1832; Eliza Jane Green & Ad Scott in 1836; Phoebe Ann Green & George W. Purcell in 1836.

William E. Green – William was born about 1813 in Kentucky. He married Sarah Steffy on May 19, 1834 in Knox County, Indiana. They had a son and Sarah died shortly after. The son, Sylvester Washington Green, lived with William’s parents on the 1850 US Census. William married Sarah Palmer on March 20, 1838 in Knox County, Indiana. William and Sarah lived with his parents on the 1860 US Census with their 7 children. The last record I have of him is the 1870 US Census when he lived with his wife and 4 children in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana.

James J. Green – James was born December 15, 1814 in Kentucky. He married Mary Palmer on September 19, 1836 in Knox County, Indiana. They had a daughter in 1846 and his wife died shortly after. He married Elizabeth House on September 25, 1848 in Knox County, Indiana. They had a son in 1849 and Elizabeth died in 1850. James lived with his parents on the 1850 US Census, along with his daughter Phoebe, age 4, and son Alfred, age 1. On the 1860 US Census, son Alfred lived with widowed Charles House (relationship unknown), and I can’t find James. James died February 3, 1868. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Robert R. Green – Robert was born October 9, 1824 in Indiana. He married Ruffina Steffy in 1847. They were found living with his parents on the 1850 US Census, along with their son Thomas, age 1. They had 3 more children, and Ruffina died in 1860. Robert married Catherine Fox on September 4, 1862 in Knox County, Indiana. They had 6 children. Robert died March 23, 1897. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Decker Green – John was born in about 1827 in Indiana. He married Eliza (last name unknown) in about 1846. They had 3 children. He married Anna Maria Draper on October 25, 1855 in Knox County, Indiana. They had 8 children. John died November 15, 1898 in Vincennes, Indiana. He was 71.

A granddaughter of John Green & Leah Dunn:

Sarah Jane Green – My 3x great grandmother Sarah was born April 16, 1835 in Kentucky. She married Caleb Green on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. (The record indicates that her “mother” Leah Green gave consent. ) Sarah & Caleb had 10 children. Sarah died on June 27, 1913 in Oakland City, Indiana. She was 78. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

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Clemiel Davis (1818-1861) and Martha Priestly (1821-1885)

Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly are my 4X great grandparents, parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Davis.

Clemiel Davis was born in about 1818 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of mother Sarah (maiden name unknown) Davis Stockstill and stepfather Austin Stockstill. Clemiel was found on the 1830 US Census living with his parents and siblings in Union, Illinois.

Martha Priestly was born July 20, 1821 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Priestley and Isabelle Hazelett. See Samuel’s Find A Grave memorial here.

Long Ago Tales of Our Family by David Carver Caldwell and Peggy Anderson Caldwell includes information on Clemiel and Martha, much of which I’ve used here.

Clemiel and Martha were married in 1835 in Benton County, Missouri. Clemiel was 17, and Martha was 14.

On the 1840 US Census, Clemiel was recorded as Clarence, head of a household in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. There were 3 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Samuel was a newborn); 1 male aged 20-29 (Clemiel was about 22); 1 female aged 15-19 (Martha was 19).

On the 1850 US Census, Clemiel was 33 and Martha was 30. They were farming in Swan, Taney County, Missouri. There were 5 children in the home: Samuel, age 10; Sarah, age 8; John, age 6; MJ (unknown), age 4; J (unknown), age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, Clemiel was 40 and Martha was 39. They were in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Clemiel was a merchant. There were 4 children at home: Sarah, age 16; John W., age 14; Martha, age 3; Clarissa, age 4 months.

Clemiel fought in the Civil War as a Captain with Company E of the Stone County Home Guard. He died September 10, 1861. He was 43. He had been taken prisoner and was killed. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, Martha was widowed and 48. She was in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with two children at home: Martha, age 14; Clarissa, age 11.

On the 1880 US Census, Martha was 56 and living in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. She lived with daughter Clarrissa  “Belle” and her husband Rufus Gideon.

Martha died July 23, 1885 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 65. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly:

Samuel Marion Davis – Samuel was born in 1840 in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Lavina Manning on July 14, 1859 in Forsyth, Missouri. They had 9 children. He served the Union in the Civil War with Company E, Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He was a merchant clerk (1860 in Missouri), a farmer in Kansas (1880), and a watchman at a roundhouse (1900 in Colorado). He was widowed in January of 1917, and was admitted to the U.S. Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, later in 1917 and again in 1918. In 1920 he was living in Kern County, California with a son. He died November 24, 1923 in Kern County, California. He was 82 or 83. See his Find A Grave memorial here.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis – My 3X great grandmother Sarah was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She married William Baker on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 8 children. Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

John Wesley Davis – John was born July 28, 1845 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He served in the Civil War in Company E Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He married Alicy Catherine Melton in 1867. They had 14 children. He was a preacher, farmer and wheelwright. He died March 15, 1895 in Pueblo County, Colorado. He was 49. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

MJ – MJ was born about 1846 in Missouri. The only record of her is on the 1850 US Census.

J – J was born about 1849 in Missouri. The only record of him is on the 1850 US Census.

Martha Eveline Davis – Martha was born on September 12, 1856 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Thomas Butler on November 12, 1874 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 1, 1938 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 81. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Clarissa “Belle” Isabell Davis – Belle was born about 1860. She married Rufus Gideon on January 1, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri (1880) and Rufus was a car inspector on the railroad in Pueblo, Colorado (1900, 1910, 1920). They had 3 children. They moved to Los Angeles, California with son Elmer after the 1920 US Census, Belle died June 28, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. She was 67 or 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Bowling Baker (1794-1864) and Mary Jane Smith (1802-1861)

Bowling Baker and Mary Jane Smith are my 4X Great Grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather William Baker.

Bowling Baker was born in 1794 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was the son of Bolling Baker and Patsey Morris.

Mary Jane Smith was born December 25, 1802 in Russell County, Virginia. It is thought that she was the daughter of Ali Smith (who served in the American Revolution) and Mary Jane Denny (whose father fought in the American Revolution).

Bowling and his brothers George, James, and William, bought what became known as Baker’s Forge in 1822. It was an iron works on Grant’s Creek in Campbell, Tennessee which had been established in 1801. You can read about Baker’s Forge here.

Bowling and Mary were married in 1824 in Campbell County, Tennessee.

On the 1830 US Census, Bowling was head of a household in Campbell County, Tennessee. There were 6 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (Thomas was 3 and George was 2); 1 male aged 30-39 (Bowling was 36); 2 females under age 5 (Jane was 3 and Elizabeth was a newborn); 1 female aged 20-29 (Mary was 28).

Bowling served as Postmaster from January 7, 1834 to February 19, 1835 for the Baker’s Iron Works Post Office in Campbell County, Tennessee.

On the 1840 US Census, Bowling was again head of a household in Campbell County, Tennessee. There were 11 in the household: 3 males under age 5 (William was a newborn, Eli was 3, and Henry was 8) ; 1 male aged 5-9 (Enos was 9); 2 males aged 10-14 (Thomas was 13 and George was 12); 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (Bowling was 46); 2 females under age 5 (Nancy was 5 and Martha was 8); 1 female aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 9); 1 female aged 10-14 (Jane was 13); 1 female aged 30-39 (Mary was 38).

They came to Missouri from Tennessee shortly after that census, in ox-driven wagons.

An April 10, 1843 land record shows that Bowling bought 40 acres in Pulaski County, Missouri (Township 34N, Range 12W, Section 10.) Pulaski is northeast of Stone County.

On the 1850 US Census, the family was found farming in Linn, Taney County, Missouri. Bowling was recorded as being 30, but was 56. Mary was 48. There were 8 children at home: George, age 24; Enos, age 19; Henry, age 16; Martha, age 16; Nancy, age 14; Eli, age 13; William, age 11; James, age 9.

A March 10, 1856 land record shows that Bowling purchased 35.44 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 24N, Range 23W, Section 6.)

A May 15, 1857 land record shows that Bowling purchased 40 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 25N, Range 23W, Section 33.)

A June 1, 1859 land record shows that Bowling purchased more 40 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 25N, Range 23W, Section 33.)

On the 1860 US Census, Bowling was 60 and Mary was 59. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 4 unmarried children at home: William, age 19; James, age 17; Eli, age 23; and Henry, age 23. A widowed daughter, Elizabeth Wooley, age 27, and her 5 children lived with them.

Mary Jane died in 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 58 or 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bowling was shot by Bushwhackers during the Civil War. He died September 6, 1864 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 69 or 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bowling Baker and Mary Jane Smith:

Jane Baker – Jane was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee (twin of Thomas). She married Jeremiah Kelley on December 20, 1846 in Taney County, Missouri. They had 10 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri and Washington County, Arkansas. She died December 23, 1915 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. She was 89. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Baker – Thomas was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee (twin of Jane). He married Nancy Hembree on August 16, 1848 in Taney County, Missouri. They had at least 10 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. Thomas died on September 17, 1915 in Creek County, Oklahoma. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Baker – George was born in about 1827 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Hall on April 20, 1854 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 6 children. He died prior to 1870, and Sarah didn’t remarry.

Elizabeth Baker – Elizabeth was born in 1830 in Tennessee. She married Felix B. Wooley and they had 5 children. She was widowed in 1859. She married the widowed Young Bynum “Bine” Rickman on November 3, 1867 in Stone County, Missouri. Bine had served in the Civil War on the Confederate side. He had 6 children. The last record I have of them together is the 1880 US Census when they lived in Polo, Carroll County, Arkansas. Bine died in 1891. It’s possible that on the 1900 and 1910 US Census, Elizabeth was listed as Elizabeth Baker, living with brother George’s widow Sarah Baker in Stone County, Missouri.

Enos Baker – Enos was born in 1831 in Tennessee. He married Martha Stone on February 13, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had at least 2 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. He served in Captain Clemiel Davis’ Company of the Missouri Home Guards for the Union in the Civil War. He died November 15, 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 29 or 30. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Baker – Martha was born April 29, 1832 in Tennessee. She married Francis Marion Carr on October 23, 1851 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 3 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. On the 1880 US Census, Francis was a hotel keeper. She died on April 21, 1916 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Henry Baker – Henry was born  November 28, 1832 in Tennessee. (His birthday is too close to sister Martha’s for both to be correct. They are both listed as 16 years old on the 1850 US Census, so they may be twins, or were born in the same year.) According to the book History of Stone County, Henry married a woman named Margaret, and they had 2 children. She disappeared, and was perhaps killed for her horse. I doubt this story because I can’t find another marriage record, nor can I find the two children. Henry married Margaret Gentry on December 22, 1857. They had 7 children. He was a farmer and carpenter in Stone County, Missouri. He died February 2, 1914 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He was 81. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Baker – Nancy was born October 14, 1835 in Tennessee. She married John W. Williams on December 22, 1851 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children.  She married Jonathon Jones, and they had 1 child. She married Samuel Gentry on March 3, 1869 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children. They divorced in about 1890. She died June 26, 1905. She was 69. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Eli Baker – Eli was born about 1837 in Tennessee. He was murdered on October 1, 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 24. Larry Wood wrote about it on an Ozarks History blog, and you can read it here.

William Baker – My 3X great grandfather William was born on May 9, 1840 in Tennessee. were married Sarah Elizabeth Davis on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri.  They had 8 children. William died on September 4, 1910 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about him here.

James Baker – James was born in 1841 in Missouri. He married Rose Ann Wilson on November 12, 1864 in Stone County, Missouri. That’s the last record I have for him.

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William Baker (1840-1910) and Sarah Elizabeth Davis (1844-1921)

William Baker & Sarah Elizabeth Davis are my 3X Great Grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Mary Baker.

William Baker was born on May 9, 1840 in Tennessee. He was the son of Bowling Baker and Mary Jane “Polly” Smith.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly.

On the 1850 US Census, William was 11 and his family lived in Linn, Taney County, Missouri. Sarah was 8 and her family lived in Swan, Taney County, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, William was 19 and his family lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. Sarah was 16 and her family lived in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Both families were enumerated about two weeks before William and Sarah married.

William and Sarah were married on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 20 and she was 16.

On the 1870 US Census, William was 31 and Sarah was 22. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were two children in the home: Mary, age 6; and Sarah, age 6 months. Also in the home was Thomas Butler, age 22, who would marry Sarah’s sister Martha in 1874.

On the 1880 US Census, William was 38 and Sarah was 36. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 5 children at home: Mary, age 16; Sarah, age 10; Ida, age 6; Eva, age 3; and Alexander, age 2 months.

On the 1900 US Census, William was 60 and Sarah was 57. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 4 children in the home: Joseph, age 19; Ada May, age 17; Mandy, age 15; and Benjamin, age 12. Sarah reported that she’d had 12 children, and 7 were still living.

On the 1910 US Census, William was 70 and Sarah was 67. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. Daughters Sarah Jane Baker Hardin and Eva Florence Baker Loomis and Ida Baker Daley Stallion, and sons Benjamin and Joseph lived nearby.

William died on September 4, 1910 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1920 US Census, Sarah was widowed and 76. She lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with daughter Eva Florence Baker Loomis, her husband and children.

Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William Baker and Sarah Elizabeth Davis:

Mary Baker – My 2X Great Grandmother Mary was born October 9, 1864. She married Sigel Francis Hedrick on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Mary died on August 30, 1948 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

Sarah Jane Baker – Sarah was born December 17, 1869. She married David A. Hardin on September 27, 1896 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 6 children, but only 2 were living in 1910. In 1920 they were caring for orphaned sisters Ella and Carol Gore. She died April 30, 1938. She was 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ida B. Baker – Ida was born in December 1874 in Missouri. She married John Daley on August 15, 1892 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children. She married Joseph Stallions on March 21, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. He had been widowed and had a daughter. They had 3 children, and Ida died in 1908. She was 33 or 34.

Eva Florence Baker – Eva was born July 28, 1877 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Hiram Loomis on January 19, 1896 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 7 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 23, 1954 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 76. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Harvey Baker – Joseph was born on February 29, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. (He was listed as “Alex B.” age 2 months on the 1880 US Census. He indicated he was born on February 29, 1879 on his World War I Draft Registration Card, but Leap Year was 1880.) He married Jennie Verdra Scobee on November 8, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 10 children. According to his World War I Draft Registration Card, he was tall and slender with blue eyes and brown hair. He died January 4, 1969 in Sacramento County, California. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ada Mae Baker – Ada was born on December 7, 1881 in Galena, Missouri. She married William Crabtree on July 1, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. They had at least 5 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. They left Missouri for California sometime after the 1930 US Census. Ada died August 22, 1950 in Colusa County, California.  She was 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Amanda J. “Mandy” Baker – Mandy was born July 19, 1885 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Benjamin Franklin Scobee on March 24, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. Both of their fathers gave permission for the marriage and the wedding took place at the bride’s home. Amanda was 14 and Benjamin was 19.  The 191o US Census indicates that it was a 2nd marriage for both, and I found another marriage record indicating the couple was married again, at the same location, by the same Justice of the Peace, on December 24, 1904. They had at least 10 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 9, 1962 in Greene County, Missouri. She was 76. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Benjamin H. Baker – Benjamin was born March 11, 1889. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates that he was tall and slender with grey eyes and black hair. He married Gertrude Hill on February 3, 1910 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 1 child and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. He died August 27, 1971 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He was 82. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Jonathan Hedrick (1798-?) & Elizabeth Travilian (1800-?)

I suspect that Jonathan Hedrick & Elizabeth Travilian are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather Isaac Hedrick. I explain my thoughts here. My cousin Larry Hedrick took my research and expanded it greatly. Read his account here.

Jonathan Hedrick was born in about 1798 in Garrard County, Kentucky. He was the son of Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick & Sarah (last name perhaps Tipton.) His siblings include:  Jacob Headrick (1783-?), Rebecca Hedrick Pulliam (1791-1871), Mary Hedrick Swope (1792-1870), Joseph Headrick (1796-1858), Isaac Headrick (1800-1882), William Hedrick (1802-?), Orpha Hedrick Head (1804-?), Sarah Headrick Brockman (1805-1873), Elizabeth Hedrick Smith (1806-?), Samuel Hedrick (1812-1857).

Elizabeth Travilian was born about 1800. I do not know who her parents were. Only one family of Travilians (or anything close to that) were on the 1800 US Census, and they were in South Carolina. On the 1810 US Census there was 1 family in North Carolina and 7 in Virginia. On the 1820 US Census was 1 family in New York, 9 in Virginia, 1 in Tennessee and 1 in Mississippi. By 1830, there were still no Travilians in the midwest. Elizabeth’s marriage record is the first record of a Travilian I can find in Missouri, and there isn’t another one for 18 years.

Jonathan and Elizabeth married on December 23, 1824 in Cooper County, Missouri. The marriage record indicates that bride and groom were both residents of Cooper County.

On the 1830 US Census. Jonathan Hedrick was head of a household of 5 in Howard County, Missouri: 3 males under age 5; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 female aged 30-39.

Jonathan died sometime after 1836 based on the ages of his children.

On the 1840 US Census, Elizabeth was widowed. She was head of a household of 10 in Moniteau, Cole, Missouri: 3 males under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 2 males aged 10-14; 1 female under age 5; 2 females aged 5-9; 1 female aged 30-39.

Elizabeth died prior to 1850. Jonathan’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Jonathan Hedrick & Elizabeth Travilian:

Mary Elizabeth Hedrick – I have no information on Mary, but it is said that she was born about 1828 in Howard County, Missouri.

Sarah Ann Hedrick – Sarah was born November 2, 1830 in Howard County, Missouri. She married Henry Jobe on June 17, 1849 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had 6 children. She died February 18, 1867 in Moniteau County, Missouri. She was 36. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lamanda Jane Hedrick – Lamanda was born February 12, 1832 in Howard County, Missouri. She married William Yates on September 20, 1856 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had a daughter, and William died during the Civil War. Lamanda married John Steven Jobe on June 11, 1865 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had at least 5 children. Lamanda died on April 9, 1886 in Miller County, Missouri. She was 54. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Isaac Hedrick – My 3x great grandfather Isaac was born in about 1835 in Tennessee. He was raised by his Aunt Mary Hedrick Swope after his parents died, and was living with her on the 1850 US Census. He married Minerva Mathes on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children, and both died in late 1868/early 1869. Isaac was about 34. Read about them here.

Jonathan J. Hedrick – Jonathan was born about 1836 in Missouri. A note on his father’s Find A Grave memorial says he was under the guardianship of his Uncle Samuel when Samuel died in 1857. Jonathan married Mary Renfrow on March 21, 1858 in Moniteau, Missouri. They had a son. According to cousin Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas (hedrickld@aol.com), Jonathan “served in the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) and was captured along with several others behind Union lines during Confederate General Sterling Price’s invasion of Missouri in March of 1862.  Since he and his companions were not in uniform, they were accused of being spies.  They were tried in a military court, found guilty, and sentenced to be shot dead.  The death sentences were overturned by President Lincoln and Jonathan J. Hedrick was then held as a prisoner-of-war in Alton, Illinois where he unfortunately died, probably from disease, before the end of the war.  Perhaps he was a spy, or maybe just trying to make contact with General Price’s force.  The truth is lost in history and will never be known.”

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Ten Generations of Hedricks – Guest Post by Larry Hedrick

Shared with permission from Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Contact him at hedrickld@aol.com
Written November 3, 2016.

Prologue

Our Hedrick ancestors can be traced reliably to the Palatinate (Pfalz) region of southwest Germany.  This area along the Rhine River has common boundaries with France, Luxembourg, and Belgium.  It is the prime wine producing region in Germany.

The area was long a part of the Holy Roman Empire and suffered mightily during the religious wars that ravaged Europe in the middle part of the last millennium.  The bitter 30-Year’s War between Catholics and Protestants, fought from 1618 to 1648, largely occurred on German soil.  This war devastated the Palatinate and other regions of Germany as foreign armies, many of them mercenary, scavenged bare the lands over which they passed, leaving famine and disease in their wake.  The German population was reduced by one-third as a result.

It was against this backdrop of religious upheaval that our Hedrick story, as we presently understand it, began.

Generation 1

Michael Heddrich (1651-1721) was born in Langenselbold, a village just northeast of Frankfurt, in the German State of Hesse, deep in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire. Michael was a farmer.  He married Anna Marie Wacker (1656-1736) and had one son, Cohan Johann Carl Hedrich.  All Palatinate families at the time were subject to religious persecution and periodic invasion of French troops under King Louis XIV.  Michael died in Germany and is buried there.

Generation 2

Like his father Michael, Cohan Johann Carl Hedrich (1693-1739) was born in Langenselbold and also farmed there.  Carl married Elizabeth Ermoldt (1698-1732) and they had five children together:  Johann (John), Wilhelm (William), Catrina, Anna Margareta, and Cohan Heinrich (Henry).

The death of his wife in 1732 may have prompted Carl and his children to join thousands of other Palatinate families as they left religious strife behind for the promise of hope in the New World.  They traveled down the Rhine River to the port of Rotterdam and embarked there on the sailing ship Elizabeth bound for America.  The Elizabeth, captained by Edward Lee, reached Philadelphia on August 27, 1733 and the names of Carl and his children were recorded in the immigration rosters of Pennsylvania.  Carl was 40 years old at the time.

The trip across the Atlantic was long and treacherous, and of the 192 passengers aboard the Elizabeth, 16 perished in the crossing.  Carl’s young daughter Anna Margareta Hedrich, age 6, was among those who died.

Carl settled in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Late in his life, Carl returned to his native Germany though his children stayed in Pennsylvania.  It is unknown if Carl ever returned to America.

Generation 3

Cohan Heinrich “Henry” Hederich (b. about 1729-1786) was born in Germany and accompanied his father and siblings to America in 1733.  He married Catherine Haidenberg and they had 4 children together:  Abalena, William, Johann Jost “Joseph”, and Peter.

Henry died about 1786 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and is buried there

Generation 4

Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick (1765-1825) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  He married Sarah Sally Tipton (1766-1854) and they had 11 children together:  Jacob, Rebecca, Mary, Joseph, Jonathan, Isaac, William, Orpha, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Samuel.

Joseph and Sarah left Pennsylvania and settled first in Mercer (now Garrard) County, Kentucky.  They subsequently left Kentucky and settled in Howard County, Missouri.

Joseph died in Howard County, Missouri and is buried there.  Sarah is buried in Pettis County, Missouri.

Generation 5

Jonathan Headrick (b. 1798-d. between 1838 and 1840) married Elizabeth Travilion on December 23, 1824 in Cooper County, Missouri.  There is documentation for 4 children, Mary Elizabeth born in 1829, Sarah Ann born in 1830, Lemanda Jane born in 1832, and Jonathan J. born in 1836.  I am reasonably sure that there was a second son, Isaac Jacob born in 1838.  Jonathan moved his family to Montineau Township (later Montineau County) of Cole County.  By the 1840 census, Elizabeth was living alone with 2 children under the age of 15, 1 child under the age of 10, and 3 children under the age of 5.  Jonathan had apparently died between 1838 and 1840.  There is no information about the circumstances of his death or the place of burial.

Generation 6

Isaac Jacob Hedrick (1838-1869) married Minerva Mathis (1844-1868) in 1858 in Stone County, Missouri.  They had 2 sons, Jacob Wylie born in 1860 and Sigel Francis born in 1862.  In 1868 Isaac, Minerva and their two sons were living in Galena, Stone County, Missouri.  Family tradition is that both were teaching school.  An influenza outbreak in December of that year took the life of Minerva.  Isaac died about a month later in the same epidemic early in 1869.  Both were buried in the Railey Creek Cemetery near Galena.  The two young sons were raised by Minerva’s brother and their uncle, Wylie Green Mathis.

Generation 7

Jacob “Jake” Wiley Hedrick (1860-1937) married Mary Martha Keithley (1864-1949) about 1878, likely in Stone or Taney County, Missouri.  Their children were William (1878-1904), Nancy (1882-1930), Lemuel (1888-1970), Claude (1893-1982), Roxie (1901-1961), Olbert (1904-1969), and Fannie (1909-1985).  Jake and Martha moved from Missouri to Kenwood, Delaware County, Oklahoma.  Both died there and are buried in the Euwasha Cemetery at Kenwood.

Generation 8

Lemuel Elvin Hedrick (1888-1970) was born in Stone County, Missouri. Eva Gertrude Blair (1897-1973) was born in neighboring Taney County.  They were married about 1912.  They had 14 children:  Ruby (1913-1996), Boyd (1917-1980), Edith (1919-1998), Jack (1920-1996), Jessie (1923-2013), Georgia (1924-2013), Buster (1927-present), Freda (1929-2009), Bill (1931-present), Patsy (1933-2007), James (1936-2007), Lewis (1938-2002), Barbara (1938-2008), and Glen (1940-2012).  Lem died in Lawrence County, Missouri and is buried in the Yocum Pond Cemetery near Reeds Spring in Stone County, Missouri.  Gertrude died in Rusk County, Texas and is buried in the Kilgore City Cemetery in Gregg County, Texas.

Generation 9

Buster Hedrick was born in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri on January 19, 1927.  He married Clara “Katty” Bell Ellis (1929-2015) born June 20, 1929 at Wynnewood in Garvin County, Oklahoma, on May 31, 1947.  They were wed at Laird Hill, Rusk County, Texas.  They had 3 sons, Larry (1948-present), Dennis (1951-present), and Terry (1957-present).  Katty died on June 5, 2015 and is buried in the Danville Cemetery, at Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas.  As of this writing, Buster still resides at the home he and Katty shared for nearly 40 years a few miles west of Kilgore in Rusk County, Texas.

Generation 10

Larry Hedrick was born in Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas on September 27, 1948.  Paula Jean Johnson was born July 15, 1950 in Odessa, Ector County, Texas.  They were married in Houston, Texas on July 20, 1968.  They had 4 children together, Brian (1970-present), Geoffrey (1973-present), Andrea (1975-present), and Mark (1976-present).

With Paula’s help and encouragement, Larry graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology in 1970, and an M.S. in Forestry in 1973.  After two years of work with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin, Larry accepted a job with the U.S. Forest Service and over the next 37 years lived in Lufkin, Texas, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama, and finally, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Larry and Paula are now retired and remain in Hot Springs, a place that after 28 years has come to feel like home.

Epilogue

As I conclude this documentation, I know that generations 11 and 12 of this Hedrick line are already living.  But I have carried it far enough and will stop at generation 10.  I realize too, that there are many Hedrick lines that diverge at various points in the sequence, but all will benefit from knowledge of the first Hedricks in Germany and the first immigrant Hedrick of our line to come to America.  The important thing is that this information is precious and must not be lost again.  I plan to share it widely with my Hedrick cousins.

There remains a distinct possibility to extend our Hedrick line back even farther in time, perhaps to Godtmann Heydrich (1617-1667), and his father, Hans Heydrich (1590-1667), and his father Hans Enders Heydrich (1570-?).  If the linkage can be documented, the lineage to present will total some 15 generations.  But that must await more research.

Finally, I must acknowledge that most of the information compiled herein is the result of the work of others who have kindly posted the fruits of their labors on genealogy message boards over the years.  I am grateful for their work and their willingness to share information.  I am especially indebted  to cousin Suzanne Hopper Gray (descended from Sigel Francis Hedrick) who puzzled out the most likely parents of Isaac Jacob Hedrick.  With that linkage, the ancestral Hedrick past opened like a flower in the sun.
Larry Hedrick

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David Mathes (1795-1840) & Elizabeth Allen (1805-67)

David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Minerva Mathis.

Much of the information I have is taken from a blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region that was posted on Ancestry.com.

David Mathes was born between 1795  and 1800 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who his parents were.

Elizabeth Allen was born in about 1805 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who her parents were.

On the 1820 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male under age 10; 2 males aged 10-15; 1 male aged 16-25; 2 males aged 45 and over; 2 females aged 10-15; 2 females aged 45 and over.

On the 1830 US Census, David was head of a household of 8 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 60-69; 1 male aged 70-79; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 50-59; 1 male slave aged 55-99.

The blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region states that the family moved to Missouri in 1843 and that David died shortly after. However, the family was in Missouri by 1840.

On the 1840 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Ripley, Missouri: 1 male under age 5 (Wiley was 1); 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (David); 1 female under age 5 (Margaret was 5); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 30-39 (Elizabeth was 35).

On June 1, 1859, Elizabeth bought 50 acres in Warsaw, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, Elizabeth was 55 and lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri with daughter Margaret, age 25. Nearby were sons James, Wilson Squire, and Wiley Green.

Elizabeth died in about 1867.

The children of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen:

James Mathes – James was born January 26, 1821 in Illinois. He married Mary Garrison on December 2, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had a daughter named Missouri. James married Elizabeth Anderson Gentry on March 23, 1859 in Stone County, Missouri. Elizabeth was a widow with 4 children. They had a son named William. James served in Company H of the Greene County Home Guard during the Civil War. Elizabeth died in 1875. James married Juda Ann Summers on August 16, 1878 in Douglas County, Missouri. They had 3 children. He died April 24, 1901 in Douglas County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Nelson Mathes – William was born in about 1828 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Anabel Sutterfield. They had 2 children. William died in the Civil War on February 15, 1863 in Douglas, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Mathes – Margaret was born about 1835 in Missouri. The only record I have of her is the 1860 US Census.

Elizabeth Mathes –  Elizabeth was born in about 1835 in Missouri. She married William Smith  on May 1, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. William died in the Civil War.

Squire W. Mathes – Squire was born March 4, 1836 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Pritchard on July 28, 1856 in Granby, Newton County, Missouri and they had 8 children. She died in 1898. He married M. E. Larkins on June 16, 1906 in Stone County, Missouri. They divorced. The last record I have of him is the 1910 US Census when Squire was 74 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri.

Wiley Green Mathes – Wiley was born September 4, 1839 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Dorcas Guest Anderson in 1859. They had 6 children. He served in Company B of the Missouri Sixth Regiment in the Civil War. He was elected Probate Judge in 1890. He died February 22, 1898 in Stone County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Minerva Mathes – My 3x great grandmother Minerva was born in about 1844. She married Isaac Hedrick on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 sons, and both Minerva and Isaac died in late 1868 or early 1869 of the flu. Read about her here.

I know of these children only from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region:
Polly, Rebecca, Nancy, John

 

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Isaac Hedrick (1835-1869) & Minerva Mathes (1844-1868)

Isaac Hedrick & Minerva Mathes are my 3X great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Sigle Hedrick.

Isaac Hedrick was born in about 1835 in Tennessee. I think Isaac’s parents are Jonathan Hedrick and Elizabeth Travilian. I wrote about it here.

Minerva Mathes was born in about 1844. She was a daughter of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen. Read about them here.

On the 1850 US Census, Isaac was 15 and lived with the family of Jesse and Mary Swope in Pettis County, Missouri. Mary was likely Isaac’s aunt, and she was the daughter of Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick and Sarah.

I can’t find Minerva on the 1850 US Census.

Isaac & Minerva married on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. He was about 23 and she was about 14.

On the 1860 US Census, Isaac and Minerva lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri. Isaac was 25 and Minerva was 16. Minerva’s mother and sister lived close, along with many of her brothers, and their last name had changed to Mathews.

Isaac and Minerva had 2 sons.

Cousin Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas says “In 1868 Isaac, Minerva and their two sons were living in Galena, Stone County, Missouri.  Family tradition is that both were teaching school.  An influenza outbreak in December of that year took the life of Minerva.  Isaac died about a month later in the same epidemic early in 1869.  Both were buried in the Railey Creek Cemetery near Galena.  The two young sons were raised by Minerva’s brother and their uncle, Wylie Green Mathis.”

Isaac was about 34 and Minerva was about 25. You can see Isaac’s Find A Grave memorial here and Minerva’s here.

The children of Isaac Hedrick & Minerva Mathes:

Jacob Wiley Hedrick – Jacob was born in 1860 in Missouri. He married Martha Keithley in about 1878 in Taney County or Stone County, Missouri. They had 7 children. He died December 7, 1937 in Kenwood, Delaware County, Oklahoma. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sigel Francis Hedrick – My 2x great grandfather Sigel was born on December 11, 1862 in Missouri. Sigel married Mary Baker on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Sigel died on March 15, 1950 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. He was 87. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

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John Green (1796-183x) & Talitha Cumi Adams (1792-186x)

John Green & Talitha Cumi Adams are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather Caleb Green.

It’s very hard to untangle the Greens. Here’s my attempt. I would appreciate feedback from other researchers.

John Green was born about 1796, probably in Ontario, New York. He was the son of John Green & Anna Fritz. There is an unrecorded deed for Hardin County, Kentucky listing three heirs of John Green Sr. as Lumi Green (wife of deceased son John Green), Minerva Green Burba, and Pertheny Green Jenkins.

A story about John Sr. is posted on Ancestry.com and here it is with my edits for readability: John Green and Nicholas Burbee came to Ontario County, New York from New Hampshire together in about 1794. John bought land in the Honeoye Lake region of Ontario County. In 1794, John became the owner of the farm of John G. Briggs, Esq., situated near the head of Honeoye Lake. He had a copper still in connection with farm work, and added mite to the many engaged with supplying the people with strong drink. Green was a Colonel in the War of 1812. While he was on business to Canada previous to the declaration of war, he was arrested by the British. They questioned him about the strength of the American army and any preparations for war. He would not tell them anything, so they resorted to partial hanging in hopes of getting the information. They apparently ran him up the rope a number of times and still he would not give them the information they requested. The last time they hanged him he lost consciousness. They brought him back down and when he came to they asked him again for information. The nearly exhausted man answered, “No by the Lord I won’t!” No effort could change his mind, and he was imprisoned. He escaped, and returned to the States. Due to this experience, he joined the army, served efficiently, and was commissioned colonel. A sawmill was built by John Green in Briggs Gully and was the first structure of the kind in the town south of Mill Creek.

On the 1800 US Census, John Sr. was head of a household in Pitts, Ontario, New York. It was a household of 4: 2 males under age 10; 1 male aged 26-44; 1 female aged 26-44.

On the 1810 US Census, John Sr. was head of a household in Honeoye, Ontario, New York. It was a household of 7: 1 male aged 10-15; 1 male aged 16-25; 1 male aged 45 and over; 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 16-25; 1 female aged 26-44.

John Sr. moved the family to Kentucky in about 1818. They were one of many families who moved from New York to Kentucky around that time. They traded their land with Gideon Granger, a government surveyor and former Postmaster General. Granger bought poor farmland in western Kentucky and sold it to families in Ontario County, New York, claiming it was good farmland.  See “New York Migration” here.

John Sr. appears on the Tax Rolls in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1819.

Talitha Cumi Adams was born in about 1795 in New York. I believe her last name was Adams because her first son’s middle name was Adams. There were 31 Adams households in Ontario County, New York  in 1810. Three lived in the same town (Honeoye) as her future husband John. They were Alden, Isaac and James. Alden and James had daughters in Talitha’s age bracket (Isaac had younger daughters.) Alden’s will lists his children, and doesn’t list Talitha. So I think it’s possible that James A. Adams was Talitha’s father, and he appears to have been widowed by 1810. It’s also possible that her last name is not Adams.

The unusual name Talitha Cumi, according to several sources online, comes from the Biblical story in the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus Christ was said to have resurrected a dead child with the words “Talitha cumi!”

John and Talitha probably married in New York around 1818, just prior to the move to Kentucky.

On the 1820 US Census, they were living with John’s parents. John Green Sr. was head of household of 5 in Little York, Hardin, Kentucky: 1 male aged 16-18; 1 male aged 26-44 (John was 24); 1 male aged 44 and over (John Sr.); 1 female aged 10-14 (John Sr. & Anna’s daughter Pertheny); 1 female aged 45 and over (Anna). John Sr’s son-in-law William Foster and daughter Minerva lived nearby. (She would be widowed and marry Peter Burba before the next census.)

On the 1830 US Census, they were living with John’s parents. John Green Sr. was head of a household of 11 in Hardin County, Kentucky: 1 male under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 30-39 (John was 34); 1 male aged 60-69 (John Sr.); 2 females under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 30-39 (Talitha was 35); 1 female aged 60-69 (Anna); 1 male slave aged 36-54; 1 female slave aged 10-23. John Sr.’s son-in-laws (Peter Burba and Benjamin Jenkins) and daughters appear next on the census.

During the 1830s, John died along with his parents John Sr. & Anna.

On the 1840 US Census, Talitha was head of a household of 10 in Hardin County, Kentucky. The household included: 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 40-49 (Talitha was 48); 1 female slave aged 10-23; 1 female slave aged 55-99.

In 1843, Talitha married Benjamin Sly on November 2 in Hardin County, Kentucky.

On the 1850 US Census, Talitha, age 58, and Benjamin, age 69, lived in Harrison, Indiana. Benjamin is thought to have died the next year.

On the 1860 US Census, Talitha was 65 and lived in Scott, Harrison, Indiana with daughter Harriet, her husband Burton Breedon, and their children.

The children of John Green & Talitha Cumi Adams:

This is a very incomplete list. Many Greens were married in Harrison County, Indiana from 1844-1860, and I attempted to follow each of them. Some I couldn’t find record of past their marriage.  Many listed their birth location as Indiana on later Census, which could of course be incorrect, but I haven’t included them. Many I linked to other parents – Elizabeth who married Hamilton Rainbolt in 1853; Charles who married Elizabeth Trobaugh in 1854; Lucy who married Eli Roberts in 1854; Priscilla who married Elbert Lamon in 1854; George who married Elizabeth Hoagland in 1855; Eliza who married Lewis Cotner.

John Adams Green – John was born in about 1820 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He married Olive Smith on July 15, 1841 in Hardin County, Kentucky. They had 5 children. The last record I have of them is the 1870 US Census when the family lived in Columbia, Gibson, Indiana.

Harriet Green –  Harriet was born in about 1825 in Hardin County, Kentucky. She married Burton Breeden on September 10, 1844 in Indiana. They had 5 children, the last one born in 1862. Harriet died shortly after.

Sarah Green – Sarah was born on April 1, 1827 in Hardin County, Kentucky. She married Uriah Breeden on June 13, 1845 in Harrison County, Indiana. They had 4 children, the last one born in 1856. Sarah died January 15, 1857 in Harrison County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Caleb Green – My 3x great grandfather Caleb was born February 1, 1832. He married Sarah Green on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. Caleb died on January 19, 1892. He was 59. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

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Caleb Green (1832-1892) & Sarah Jane Green (1835-1913)

Caleb Green and Sarah Jane Green are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Elizabeth Anna Green.

Caleb Green was born February 1, 1832. He is the son of John Green and Talitha Cumi Adams.

Sarah Jane Green was born April 16, 1835. Many people list Sarah Jane’s last name as Sly. I can’t find any record of that. Her marriage record indicates that her last name was Green and that her mother Leah Green gave consent. I can’t find a Leah Sly in the area, but I do find a Leah Green. Leah would have been 46 when Sarah was born, so she could be her mother. On the 1840 US Census for the family of John Green and Leah Dunn, there are no girls under age 10, so perhaps they were actually her grandparents. I am going to consider them to be her parents for now. Sarah’s maiden and married last names were both Green. And, both her and Caleb’s fathers were John Green. But definitely different John Greens.

On the 1850 US Census, there was a 16 year old Sarah Green who lived with merchant Ephraim Griffith in Harrison County, Indiana. Emphraim’s wife was Mary Rusk, and there is a young man with the last name of Rusk living in the home too. I wonder if Sarah Green is a niece of this couple – Ephraim’s sister could have married a son of John and Leah Green, and died prior to 1850. It’s just a theory. This Sarah was 15 and living 100 miles away from John and Leah Green.

I can’t find Caleb on the 1850 US Census, but Caleb’s suspected mother Talitha Cunie, now married to Benjamin Sly, was in Harrison County, Indiana.

Caleb and Sarah married on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. Caleb was 21 and Sarah was 18. In 1854 they had a daughter and named her Talitha Leah, after both of their mothers.

On the 1860 US Census, Caleb was 28 and Sarah was 25. They were farming in Scott, Harrison County, Indiana. They had 3 children: Leah, age 5; Mary, age 4; Elizabeth, age 2.

From 1862 – 1865,  Caleb fought in the Civil War with Company D, 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment.

On the 1870 US Census, Caleb was 38 and Sarah was 35. They were farming in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 8 children in the home: Talitha, age 16; Mary, age 14; Elizabeth, age 12; Harriet, age 10; William, age 8; Jane, age 5; Martha, age 3; James, an infant.

On the 1880 US Census, Caleb was 48 and Sarah was 46. Caleb was a farmer and preacher, and the family lived in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 5 children at home: William, age 18; Irena, age 14; Martha, age 10; John, age 8; Fanny, age 4.

Caleb died on January 19, 1892. He was 59. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1900 US Census, Sarah was 65 and widowed. She lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with her widowed daughter Fannie Richey, Fannie’s son Walter, and another grandson, Floyd Julian. Sarah reported having had 11 children, with 7 of them living.

On the 1910 US Census, Sarah was 75 and lived in Greer, Warrick County, Indiana with son John W. Green, and his wife and children.

Sarah died on June 27, 1913 in Oakland City, Indiana. She was 78. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Caleb Green & Sarah Jane Green:

Talitha Leah Green – Talitha was born December 26, 1854 in Harrison County, Indiana. She married Josiah McGregor on February 25, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 10 children. Talitha died on December 8, 1932 in Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. She was 77. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary R. Green – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. She married Benjamin Franklin McCord on March 30, 1897 in Pike County, Indiana. He was widowed and had 2 children. Mary and Benjamin divorced, and married each other again on December 17, 1909. Both indicated their previous marriages had ended in divorce in April 1909.  On the 1910 US Census, Mary and Benjamin lived in Patoka, Pike County, Indiana with Benjamin’s son from his first marriage. They reported they had both been married twice, and had been married 13 years, and Mary had 1 child (unknown). Benjamin died in January of 1912. Mary married Oliver Ambrose Kelsey on December 21, 1912 in Pike County, Indiana. Their marriage record indicates that Oliver was widowed and that Mary had been married twice, once divorced and once widowed. She died in 1941. She was 84 or 85. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Anna Green – My 2x great grandmother Elizabeth was born June of 1859 in Indiana. She married Marcus McDonald Richardson on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Elizabeth died October 25, 1939 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

Harriet P. Green – Harriet was born in 1860 in Indiana. She married James R. Wilkerson on February 10, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 3 children. She died in 1904 in South Dakota. She was 43 or 44. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William E. Green – William was born in about 1862 in Indiana. He married Pauline J. Faries on January 30, 1884 in Indiana. That is the last record I have of him.

Arena Jane Green – Arena was born July 9, 1865. She married James Jackson Julian on March 27, 1887 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 2 children, one who had already died, and Arena may have died in childbirth. She died June 20, 1897. She was 31. Her only living child, Floyd, lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Green – Martha was born about 1867 in Indiana. I have no record of her past the 1880 US Census.

James Green – James was born in about April 1870, according to the 1870 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

John Green – John was born September 30, 1872 in Indiana. He married Laurinda Mason on June 6, 1896 in Indiana. They had 4 children. He died October 3, 1937. He was 65. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Fannie Mae Green – Fannie was born on July 7, 1876 in Indiana. She married James Butler Richie on August 7, 1894 and they had a son named Walter. She was widowed in 1898 and lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. On October 3, 1908 she married George Riley McMurty in Gibson County, Indiana. Both had been widowed. They had 2 children. Fannie died on June 8, 1946 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. She was 60. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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