Brown County Queries 1998

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Last Updated 2-15-1998

65) PING, MAYHEW posted 1/1998

I am looking for information on the PING family and the MAYHEW families who lived in Brown County in the 1850's to 1871. My husband's great-great grandmother was Nancy PING. Eventually, she married a Westley MAYHEW. Nancy PING and Westley MAYHEW had Pertle Mayhew SHAW(b. October 02, 1871), Bessie MAYHEW, and Rose MAYHEW. If anyone has information on the PING or MAYHEW families, please e-mail me as soon as possible. Pertle MAYHEW changed his name to SHAW after his first marriage. We don't know if his stepfather was a SHAW, and that is why he changed his name? Thanks! Christina West

66) BLACK posted 1/1998

I am trying to find a connection between one H.A.BLACK and Lottie Mae BUDD(03 Mar 1903 - 30 Jan 1957) (who was born (a Dr. RALPHY was in attendance )on H.A. BLACK's farm near Spearsville in Brown Co. IN. Lottie's father (George F. BUDD)was born in Massillon OH. and her mother (Alice E. Johnson) was born in Noble Co. IN. I was wondering if George's mother (Sara A. BLACK wife of Job BUDD and both born in England)was related to H.A.BLACK. Any information about H.A.BLACK would be much appreciated. Robert Lensky


I am currently searching for information on Nathan Smith/Emily Carter, George Smith/Mary Nancy Neal, Gilbert Smith/Mary (wife), Linsey Neal/Catherine Olive Baughman, Samual Neal/Abigale Trowbridge, and ancestors of these individuals who resided in Brown County, Indiana. The old home place (log cabins) are still being lived in and are west of Nashville about 2/3 miles apart. One is on the corner and was a bed/breakfast inn. I will be glad to share any info that I currently have. Mary Nancy Hays Deckard

68) WALTMAN posted 1/1998

I am researching the WALTMAN line which lived in Beanblossom, Brown Co, IN during the 1800's. I have a fair amount of info on this line if anyone needs help. The WALTMAN line originates in Bavaria, Germany. Count Conrad WALTMAN is the original immigrant. He married Catherine Beyerly (Bierley) after settling in Northampton Co. PA. Two of their sons, Hiram Michael and John Peter Waltman (also Waldman) moved to Frederick Co. MD. Hiram Michael's son Thomas married Catherine WOLF and they had 11 children. They moved to Brown Co. IN. Originally, they settled in Georgetown, but due to postal duplication, the town was rnamed to Beanblossom. Son William M. WALTMAN was born there on 15 Nov 1844. Married Mary E. Moser on 16 Nov 1865. He died on 15 Jun 1913. He co-counded the Brown County Democrat, a local paper. William had ten children, Walter, Edgar, Hattie, Thomas, John, Charles, Bert, Margaret, Ruby and Homer. Son Walter married Ida SCHNEIDER who may have been a resident of Jefferson or Selby county. Additional info is available. I am looking for info on Ida Schneider. Bill Waltman

69) WEBBER posted 1/1998

Ira WEBBER moved to Brown Co. in the 1870's from Noble Co., Oh. with his wife Hanna MOORE WEBBER, several of thier children made their homes in Brown Co. Malissa Webber m. 1. Hugh TAGGART, 2. Wm. P. TAYLOR, 3. Wm. A. PITCHER in 1876.. Chester Webber m. 1875 to Mary L. DEWHAMMEL. Samuel WEBBER m. Minerva A. DEAN in Brown Co. in 1866. Their children Franklin E. Webber, James H. Webber, Charles C. Webber who married Cora HAISLE, Laura E. Webber m. Bertie O. ZIMMERMAN, Pearl E. Webber m. William E. MEAD. Also another child of Ira and Hanna's, Lovina Webber was m. to in Noble Co., Oh. to Luther L. FLANDERS and lived in Spearsville where my grandmother Carrie was born in 1876. DawnF1863

70) SHANNON posted 1/1998

Seeking information about Samuel and Margaret SHANNON of Jackson, Brown County in the censuses for 1850, -60, and -70. Their children were Alexander, Margaret (m. Nathan RAWLINGS) and James, and probably my g2-grandfather Robert also. Robert had two older (half-?) sibs named Mary and Will. Mary settled down in Ohio, but is the William SHANNON who married Mary PROSSER (1841) in Brown Co. the same as Robert's brother Will? Did this William have a son James H.? In 1846, Robert married Sarah Susan GRAY, daughter of Andrew Samuel GRAY and Nancy (BASS) who lived at Hamblen and are buried in the Bethel Church Cemetery. Other GRAY children were Elizabeth (MARSHALL), Mary Jane (MURPHY), Rhoda (POWELL), William, Rachel (DAVIDSON), Andrew, David, Nancy (MEAD), Sally and Cyrus! David E. Shannon

71) HEDRICK, NOBLETT posted 1/1998

Seeking info on parents/siblings of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" HEDRICK who married 03 July 1853 to Julia Ann BROWN, d/o Thomas Andrew and Mary ONEAL BROWN. Where was Frank born? He and Julia had children as follows: George Andrew b 22 Oct 1854 Br Co IN mar 02 Apr 1874 Br Co to Henrietta Jane Noblett. Shelby "Shell" b 1860 mar Sarah Carter-Tabor Elizabeth b 1862 mar Dave Hall mar2 John C. Setser William Sr b 26 Apr 1864 m Margaret "Marge" Roddy Granville b 1867 mar Mary Sullivan Thomas b 1870 mar Mary Elnora "Nora" McKinney Albert "Pink" b 1871 mar Susan McKinney Amanda b 1874 mar Horace Taggart Any info appreciated. Also seeking par/sibs of Levi and Amanda BERRY NOBLETT, par/o Henrietta. Thanks! Sandy Morris

72) ROGERS posted 1/1998

Looking for the father surname is ROGERS and mother first name and her surname unknown. Margaret ROGERS married Franklin MULLIS on June 4, 1948 in Brown Co. They had 6 children. Hope someone is working on the ROGERS family and where they lived before coming to Indiana. CarolynSam

73) PARKS, HENRY posted 1/1998

I am seeking information on the PARKS and HENRY families in Brown Co ca. 1830-1870. Samuel PARKS married Tabitha Dorcas Henry in 1836. Dorcas was the daughter of George and Martha Buchanan HENRY. Samuel and Dorcas were in Sullivan Co IN in 1850. Dorcas was deceased before 1860 census as Samuel was listed with new wife, Julia Driver Parks. However, he was back in Brown Co in 1870, married to wife no. 3, Martha Helms Fox. He and Martha are buried in the Deckard cemetery in Brown CO. Information on Samuel's parents or siblings will be appreciated. Edward Deckard

74) PERCIFIELD, BRUMMETT posted 1/1998

Whch Samuel Percifield married (1) Nancy Brummett in 1856 in Brown County and (2) her sister Sarah Jane Brummett in 1867? Was he Thomas and Jemima (Breedlove) Percifield's son or Gilbert and Edith (Cass) Percifield's son? Both couples had sons named Samuel, born ca. 1830-36. Dale Kelley

75) FRAD, FREAD, FRED posted 1/1998

I am searching for information about the name Frad, Fread, Fred in Brown county Indiana. My great grandfather, Joseph Frad, was born there in 1827, son of John Frad who died in Hamblin Township in 1860. Mike and Denice Feekes

76) CLEMMER, PARSLEY posted 1/1998

Need help in locating burial place of Ola M. Clemmer believe date of death to be August 7 or 9 1928; told he's buried near Morgantown IN Maybe buried with or near his wife Nellie Mae (Parsley) Clemmer have looked in Johnson County also but no luck there either...any help appreciated thank you! Jo Moore

77) BATES Posted 1/1998

Looking for info on Benjen (Benjamin) and Mary BATES. Only info I have is they had 1 son - William Wells Bates b.-March 20, 1850 N.Y.?(maybe other children)William left home at age 16 and settled in Texas. Need any info on this family. LES and SANDRA ELLENBURG

78) PROSSER Posted 2/1998

I'm looking for any info on James Lewis Prosser family . He was born Sept.24 1923. married to Hattie Marie Patterson May 16,1942. He is the son of George Curtis Prosser and Lola Prince. He died June 4, 1996 buried at Helmsburg, Brown Co. The couple had 4 children: James Lewis Jr. 1943-1988 Jerry Lee 1948 John Leroy 1951 and Susan Marie 1958. Would like more on his mother and father if possible. Thanks in advance. Lavon Campbell

79) CRAIL Posted 2/1998

I am researching the Crail surname. I find a William S. Crail living in Brown Co. IN in the 1850 Census. I was wondering if anyone knew of this Crail. His wife was Abigail Taylor. Was she living when residing in Brown Co.? William S. Crail is my husbands g-g-grandfather. I have a date of their marriage as 12 Oct 1830 in Washington Co. IN. Thanks, Theresa A. Crail

80) BROWN Posted 2/1998

I am looking for information on the Brown for whom Brown County was named. He was my grandmotrher's great grandfather i believe. I have a land grant from the U.S. government granting him a large track of land in what is now Brown County. The land grant is signed by President Monroe! Hal Garver

81) RAMSEY Posted 2/1998

I am searching for any info on James RAMSEY b.abt 1818 Ky. lived in Brown Co. In. Hensley Twp. and Hamblen Twp. 1850 and 1860 and Johnson Co. 1840 married to a Lovina (Leuvina, Levina) BURNS (BUMES) and had abt. 6 children. Any info on any of this family would be greatly appreciated. Ray Jennings

82) KELLEY, JOHNSON Posted 2/1998

I have a marriage license issued to Jesse W. Kelley and Mary F. Johnson on 29 April 1886 in Brown County. They were married by Walker Ping, J.P. Does anyone know who their parents were and what became of them? Dale Kelley

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