Vigo County Indiana

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Vigo County Query
Sue Fritz Mon Dec 9 17:35:49 1996
GRAY: Am seeking any information on the family of Erskine and Elizabeth WOOD GRAY; camt to Vigo Co. between 1833-1850; Had 2 known sons: William GRAY b.1818 in Scotland and David GRAY b. 1823 in Scotland. Erskine d.1870, Elizabeth d. 1872. Did William marry? Obit does not mention a waife (he d. 1897); David married Isabel MALONE (b. 1833 Vermillion Co.,IL) in 1850 and they had the following: Elizabeth b. 1851, married Eli CARPENTER; Franklin b. 1853 d. 1853; Martha C. b. 1855 m. Herman ROCKWOOD d. 1874; Anna B. b. 1857 m. Charles Runyan; William D. b. 1859 m. Mary Ellen WILLOY; Samuel E. b. 1861 m. Cora Carpenter FERREL (my great grandparents); Lucy E. b. 1863; Robert T. b. 1865; Drusella b. 1867; Helen b.1869 m. Olif JOHNSON; August b.1872 d. 1891; Any information on any of these GRAY's would be appreciated! Thanks!
Audrey Barnett Mon Dec 9 22:44:44 1996
Searching for Father of Jack Willis Barnett b. Nov 26, 1936, West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Mother's maiden name Alvena (?)Ellingsworth. Birth certificate, parents marriage information, father's Social Security number, would help. Believe father was a railroad employee.
Sheila Gamm Thu Dec 12 13:36:49 1996
I am looking for any information on Thomas Porter Woods. I know that at the time of WWII he lived in Terre Haute Indiana. I think he may have lived there most of his life. He was my ggrandfather. If you have information please contact me.
Mike Boucher Fri Dec 20 11:18:26 1996
Looking for Parks in the Terre Haute area. Wife's family used to visit relatives there, but no present info. Said to be "circus People" and maybe notorious? Thanks
Donald Burch Sun Dec 22 20:09:34 1996
Looking for info on my great grandfather. His recorded name was Martin van Buren Burch. Born 8-Nov-1863. His headstone reads "of Sullivan County Indiana", the funeral company's records show "Terre Haute, Indiana". He died near Clyde, KS 17-NOV-1903.
Megan Thompson Wed Dec 25 23:14:46 1996
I would like to correspond with anyone researching Willis WATSON of Posey County. Willis WATSON m. Phoebe FRAKES of Vigo Co. Ind. Their daughter, Sarah Mary WATSON (my gg-grandmother) m. William Henry Harrison DANIEL b. 1837 White Co. ILL. Thanks for doing this page!
Ruby L. Ewart Sun Dec 29 08:10:01 1996
Phebe (CREECH) WARD m2. Patrick McGIRR 11 Aug 1857 Vigo Co. They, dau Jane and Phebe's son, Levi Ward, lived in Riley Twp. on 1870 census (name sometimes appears as McGar, etc.) Cannot locate after this census. Any help appreciated. Phebe's sister, Temperance "Tempy" (CREECH) TOLER and 2nd husband Jonathan L. Bivens last known 1892 when they supplied a pension affidavid giving their residence as Terre Haute (probably not directly in). Was Jonathan the John Bevins on 1900 Harrison, Vigo, census in household of s/i/l Thomas HEFFNER (vol. 79, ed. 122)? Do these people show up on any Vigo Co. cemetery records? Also really need help with family John M. PRICE and Charity BIVENS and children Jeremiah b.1855 and Mariah b.1857 Price. Only known from 1860 Riley, Vigo Co. census. A Price also provided an affidavit in previously mentioned pension file in 1892 Vigo Co. Will share info. Thank you.
Janice B. Wright Sun Dec 29 12:07:50 1996
I am seeking information regarding my Gr.Grandfather Robert D. Baker possibly born in Vigo County, Terre Haute, IN. in July 1866. He was married to Nobie Coats Baker in Newnan, Coweta Co. Georgia around 1915- 1916. He also had a brother who lived on Long Island, N.Y. and he died the early part of the 1940's. He had a sister named Sara Jane. That is about the extent of the information I have. He was reportedly from rather wealthy family who gave him a yearly $$$ allowance and he spent his before the years end. His family decided to set up a trust fund for his future children. It was reported to me by my mother, Zelma Louise Baker Buice deceased in 1984, he ran away from home and ended up in Newnan Georgia where he married by grandmother Nobie Coats Baker. Before he died, he always stated to my mother she would inherit his money that was put in a trust fund since she was his only child. Any information would be greatly appreciated. This has always been a great mystery to my family and we would like to know anything regarding Robert D. Baker. Thank you, Janice B. Wright
Michael Thurman Sat Jan 4 10:58:28 1997
I am looking for any and all info regarding my Thurman ancestors in/from Indiana. Most would be from the Vigo county area. I am most interseted in info regarding Cyrus Thurman who would have lived in Vigo county in the early part of this century. He had a wife Josephine(maiden name Christopher) who had a brother in the Danville area. Cyrus and Josephine had 3 sons- Banks,Kenneth and Lester. When Josephine and Cyrus broke up, she and the boys moved to California. Cyrus stayed behind and reportedly died in a mining accident in Kentucky some time shortly thereafter(this may not be so). Thank you for efforts.
Tom Fields Sun Jan 5 08:55:25 1997
Field(s) family see query in Clay county.
Prof. K. Edward Lay Sun Jan 5 10:36:12 1997
Most likely my 5th GGF Johan Henrich LAY, b. 1720 probably in DEU, is listed in 1782 in Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co., PA Tax List, 300 Acres, as LEY's Estate, in 1780 & 1779 in Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co., PA Tax Lists, with 300 Acres, as Henry LEH, and in 1768 Tulpehoccon Twp., Berks Co., PA (just north of Myerstown) Tax List, with 100 Acres, as Henry LEYS. But my LAY/LEY/LEI/LOY/LEH/LYE line can only be traced back with definitive documentation to the 1800 Census of Mifflin Twp., Cumberland County, PA, where my 4th GGF, John LAY was listed. He was b. before 1755 in PA, 1m. Eva Margaret HENRY, had 5 sons and 3 daughters in 1800 (at least 2 more sons and 1 daughter were born after 1800), and d. c 1820 in Toboyne Twp., Perry Co., PA. His second wife, Hannah, was b. 1770 in Philadelphia Co., PA. His oldest child, a male, was b. between 1774 and 1784. A daughter, Catharine LAY, 1792-1876, and her husband, Christian HENRY (1790-1871) were both born in Bucks Co., PA. Another son, my 3rd GGF, John LAY, b. between 1790-1794, had a Sheriff's Deed issued on his Mifflin Twp., Cumberland Co., land in 1825. His wife remarried to a LORE and had a son, Joseph LORE (born c 1825) who lived in Terre Haute, Vigo Co, IN, in 1907. The LAY family intermarried with the HENRY family and lived near each other in Henry's (Diehl's or Sheaffer's) Valley, Perry Co., just over the mountain north of Mifflin Twp., Cumberland Co.
Donald Roby Sun Jan 5 19:59:09 1997
John T Roby/Robey, born abt.1820 Oh/MD, wife Ruth (Davis) born 1822, Carroll co., Ohio, came to Terre Haute around 1877. Looking for any information on this family.
Judi Assony Tue Jan 7 10:40:41 1997
HEARN, Dennis, b 1800 NC m Elizabeth Smith 1822 in IL moved to Vigo Co abt 1823 HEARN, Nanny or Nancy, b 1804 KY, m Henry Smith in IL moved to Vigo Co. abt 1823 HEARN, Mary Polly (widow) b 1774, SC m. George Smith (widower) in Vigo Co. Looking for Mary Polly's maiden name. I believe Mary Polly to be the mother of Dennis and Nanny, seeking for information on this family.
Judi Assony Tue Jan 7 10:55:31 1997
SMITH: I have information on the George Smith family of Vigo Co, IN who settled here abt 1823. George had the following children. Sarah Smith b 1796 m Henry KUYKENDALL John Smith b 1798 m Margaret KENNEDY Elizabeth Smith b 1800 m Dennis HEARN Henry Smith b 1803 m Nanny HEARN David Smith b 1805 m Nancy NOEL Mary Smith b 1807 m Isaiah LEWIS George Smith Jr. b 1810 m Mary CAMPBELL Rachel Smith b 1814 m Jesse KENNEDY Leonard Smith b 1819, no known marriage.
Sharon W Gabel Sun Jan 12 03:11:20 1997
Searching for information on HARDEN, COON, WELLS surnames. My ancestor Annie Marie HARDEN born Abt 1867 in Vigo Co to Charles Raymond HARDEN and Sarah T. COON married John Andrew WELLS in AR in 1887.
John Klingler Mon Jan 13 20:47:34 1997
Vigo County Query 1/13/97 Researching the following individuals, ancestors and descendants: David Ellington(abt 1838-?) & Mary Boston Ellington(1841-?) Jesse Oliver Jackson (1878-1926) & Frances J. Burns Jackson (1879- 1949)
Annita Box POWELL Tue Jan 14 06:28:08 1997
I am looking for information on the Hiram Eugene REED Family. Wife was Angie COMBS. Dau. May REED mar. John Henry WILLIAMSON (ggrandparents). Grandmother, Amelia Mae/Mae Amelia WILLIAMSON was born 18 Oct. 1893 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co. IN. There were several other children, two died young. Thank you, Annita Box Powell, Route 3 Box 131A Clarksville, AR 72830-9329
Gary Phillips Fri Jan 24 10:47:53 1997
CARBERY / CARBERRY / CARBURY / ASHTON: Seeking ancestors and siblings of my great-grandmother, Magnolia Delilah CARBERY, who was b. in or near Terre Haute, Vigo Co. date unknown, last 30 yrs. or so of 19th C. She married John F. ASHTON, and my grandfather Asa Dale ASHTON was b. 24 Dec 1897 at Brazil, Clay Co., IN. Magnolia died (date unknown) in Antrim Co., MI and is buried there in the Helena Twp. Cemetery but her marker gives no dates. Any information about CARBERY families in Vigo or Clay counties would be most welcome.
Dave Chandler Tue Jan 21 11:29:12 1997
Sullivan Co. Query - Jan.21,1997. Would like to coorespond with any GILSON related family from Sullivan Co. area from period 1860/1867. John GILSON b.abt.1840 OH. m. Edna HUNTER of Greene Co. IN. abt.1860. They resided Sullivan Co.1862 thru 1867. Where Millicent Ann, George, Joshua & Oliver Perry were born. The family moved to Iowa where John W. was b. 1868. In 1875, Mary Alice. Daniel Martin & Thomas Levi were born in Putnam Co. MO. John died b/t 1879/1885 either in Putnam Co. MO. or Otoe Co. NE. Contact; or
Julian Livingston Wed Jan 15 05:16:37 1997
VIGO CO., INDIANA QUERY: I am interested in contacting anyone researching the FEARS (or FEAR) family in Vigo Co. I believe a John FEARS arrived in Vigo after selling property in Jennings County in 1838. I want to know if he had a daughter, Perneta, who married John Hansford of Monroe Co., Indiana.
Wayne Donily Wed Jan 15 19:49:58 1997
I am looking for my ancesters who lived in Indiana in the mid 1800 possibly imigrated from Irland or England to live in Indiana the name is a rare spelling so should be easy to spot . Thanks for your help.
Lisa Wilson Thu Jan 16 06:34:24 1997
Seeking ANY information on: FITZGIBBONS,James Jr. b. 16 Mar 1853, Co. Limerick, Ireland, d. 21 Dec 1935, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN m. 8 Oct 1879, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN SMITH, Alice C. b. 25 Dec 1854, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN d. 10 Apr 1915, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN McALLISTER, Joseph b. 1795/1807-11, Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland d. 25 Aug 1875, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN m. 11 Dec 1831, Old Monkland, Scotland McVEIGH, Mary Ann b. 1815, Drumacholse, Co. Londonderry, Ireland d. 3 Jun 1875, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lisa Wilson <>
Pamela S. Hall Sat Jan 18 09:13:50 1997
Looking for connections in Vigo County to JOSEPH EDNEY JONES and SARAH E. HALL. JOSEPH was the town tax assessor and town street commissioner for Terre Haute in the 1850s. He died in 1864. He was married 3 times: 1st wife: SARAH/SALLIE HESS and their children: JOHN PAUL, MARY and MELISSA. 2nd wife: SUSAN DRAKE and their child, unknown. 3rd wife: SARAH E. HAll and their children: JOSEPH WARREN, JAMES MONROE, and IDA (died at birth).
sharon g parrish Sat Jan 18 17:03:43 1997
Seeking information on or fellow descendants of Marshall Murphy who lived in Crawford Co., IL 1830-s to ca 1880. He died in Vigo County in 1878. Marshall Murphy married Julia Funk; three of their children, Morris Murphy, Norman Murphy and Mary (Murphy) Coe lived in Terre Haute in 1800's. Marshall Murphy was my husband's great-grandfather, his son Norman was my husband's grandfather.
David Horning Mon Jan 20 17:19:44 1997
I am interested in any information I can get on Harmon A. Swits, Maude Swits , and Marguerite Swits Horning who are buried in the cemetary East of Terre Haute on old route US40. Mrs Horning died in May of 1939 . Mrs Swits address was 1422 N. 7th St. in 1952 When she died. Any information concerning the dates of their birth and death would be most helpful. Thank you for tour help. David Horning
Nina Mack Wed Jan 22 17:00:50 1997
WALDEN, Joseph b abt 1780 VA, died abt 1834 in Terre Haute wife Nancy b abt 1780 VA, died Terre Haute. ch:Nancy 1795-1800 VAor KY, John 1811, Eliza 1815, James 1821-1825, Joseph 1821-1825 Betsy 1826-1830. Abram BAKER, married their dau. Nancy, March 21, 1814 in KY, they had William 1816, Joseph 1819, Boy 1821, Abraham 1823, Elisha 1824, (married Eliza McMullens, buried at Woodlawn) Judith 1825, George W. (maybe)1827, Nancy 1834, Julia E.1835,(married David Swalls), Elizabeth 1836, Samual K. 1843-1844, William BAKER 1816 married Lucy Jane DAVIS 1818, married March 15, 1838 Terre Haute Ch: Samuel 1840, Abram Jr. 1843-1844, (married Dalmatia Dean), Joseph 1846, John D. January 8, 1850, (married Josephine McClain DeCAMP), Jane 1852 (mar: David Getty), Julia 1854, Richard 1856, William 1858,Levica 1862 (marr: Wm. Albright) Would like to also find anything on Lucy Jane DAVIS and her siblings or parents. William and Lucy's ch: lived around Riley, Lost Creek and East Glen.
John Steven Siner Thu Jan 23 11:56:50 1997
I have been researching the Siner family for about 20 years. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to share information. My home address is 103 Cameo Drive, Vincennes, IN 47591-3820.
Lynn Venafro Sun Jan 26 10:04:09 1997
Looking for info on my GGGF Ludwig Reichert b. 27Sept1869 in Germany. Came to Terre Haute ~1883. Married Mary Ann Giffel, b. 18Oct1871 in TH, on 8May1888 at St. Benedict's. Lived at 1611 5th Ave. Died in TH on 11Mar1927.

SOSEBEE ALL Wed Feb 19 06:02:26 1997

Gary Puckett Mon Feb 17 20:13:11 1997
George Henry B. Puckett,born Terre Haute 1855, married Bertha E.Woodruff. Father Henry Lynville, Looking for info on Henry L., wife Eliz. Comer. Moved to Terre Haute in early 1800's. Henry was from either Ohio or Penn. Also looking to find father of Henry L. Henry L. father was I believe James, wife Sara Lynville.
Cathy Pierce Tue Feb 18 20:03:00 1997
I am interested in finding my birthmother. I was born on Oct 20 1966 in Vigo county. I am a female. Other information available by e-mail. E-mail address:
Leslie Fri Feb 21 10:13:21 1997
Looking for Overmans in Terre Haute in the early 1800's
Marvin Bratt Sat Feb 22 08:07:53 1997
Greetings... I am looking for families related to the Bratt family of Vigo county. There were two Dr. Bratts, both veterinarians who practiced in Terre Haute between 1940 and 1980. I have information on my family and related families on my website at that you are all welcome to browse. Thanks for these pages and keep up the great effort... Surnames of greatest interest to me include William Edward Myers, Wallace Moorhead, Sarah Green - d of Alexander Green, and a ton of others... Marvin Bratt
Bruce P. Beddow Fri Feb 22 08:37:02 1996 BEDDOW, BENJAMIN T. b. 1/31/1833 in Albemarle Co., VA. Married ANN NYSWARNER (b. 2/28/1834 - d. 2/8/1904) on 9/16/1854 in Delaware Co, OH. Lived in Vigo Co., Lost Creek Twshp. from circa. 1865 to d. on 10/6/1906. GEORGE BAKER appt. guardian in Terre Haute 1902. Seven children (Charles, Chester, Frank, Vernor, Eugene, Hortence and Allen). Seeking info. on him and his parents and siblings from Virginia.
J.Sink Sat Feb 22 16:40:55 1997
Marriage of Levi Arkett, born 1836 and Catherine Layer, born 1838
Paul Kidd Sat Feb 22 18:27:16 1997
Is the 1870 and 1910 soundex for these censuses available yet?? If so, I would like to get the location reference data (ED,sht no., page number, etc.) for the names Hugh Morrow and John Kidd in Vigo County. Thanks for your help. If the soundexes are not yet ready, does anyone know when they will be available. Thanks P.D. Kidd An addition to the query I just sent: The spouse of either of the names above is Margaret.
Paul Kidd Sat Feb 22 18:42:24 1997
I was wondering if there is any Vigo County church records in which the name Hugh Morrow or his wife, Margaret, appears. I have no idea about denomination, but the time period is 1870-1925. I certainly would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance. Sincerely,
Gary Poole Mon Feb 24 11:44:28 1997
HOWARD,William Henry b.3 Sep 1812 Oh. m. OSBORNE,Jane Williams 12 Dec.1833 one account says marriage was in Vermi.Co.Ill. another says Van Buren Co. Iowa .William was son of Samuel Howard who was born Va. 1793 .Janes parents were James Osborne [no info ]and Nancy Ruggles Williams. [no info]Any information on any of the above appreciated. Thank you, Gary Poole
Ann Lovaas Fri Feb 28 08:31:18 1997
I am looking for family members to William A. MAHAN born about 1833 in Indiana, wife Louisa born about 1841 in Ohio, sons Charles MAHAN, born about 1861 in Indiana and William L MAHAN, born March 17, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. I found the family in Terre Haute 1870 & 1880 Census. If anyone knowns anything please contact me.
D. Carrico Sat Mar 1 15:00:29 1997
Need all info on Moody Chamberlain, Jennie Chamberlain, Martha Ellen Clark Margret Jamison-Darnell, Agnes Juanita Darnell-Carrico
D. Carrico Sat Mar 1 15:06:15 1997
Need all info on Worley Darnell (12/12/1879 to ?) Nellie Crawford-Darnell (? to -5-13-1908)
Ruth Ryan Sat Mar 1 15:57:15 1997
My great-great-grandmother was Sarah GUSS and I know she met and married her husband, Travis B. Day, in Terre Haute (married by a Methodist minister, Aaron Wood, on Feb. 7, 1854), but I have been unable to trace any more GUSSes anywhere. I'm hoping her parents are listed in the 1850 census in Terre Haute.
Ron Holliday Mon Mar 3 15:01:57 1997
Looking for a friend of a friend. Maiden name Sharon Howard. Appox. 52 years old. When to Warren Elementary, Deming Jr. Hi, Garfield Hi. Thanks
Char Rose Mon Mar 3 08:48:43 1997
Need someone to do lookup for: death certificate book & page # for Hannah HEWITT d. 10 JAN 1922, Vigo Co. Obit lookup for same person. Will lookup for same person. Thanks to anyone who can help. Please respond to me personally Charlene
Alan Bickley Tue Mar 4 07:05:55 1997
I'm looking for information about Albert Moss who was born in 1851 in or around Center Point, IN near Brazil. He married Cassie Akers of Greenup County, KY in 1891 or 1892, and with her made the land run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip of what was to become Oklahoma. Mr. Moss, my grandfather, was the son of a Civil War Union army major who was captured by the Confederates early in the war and held - I believe - in the prison camp at Atlanta, GA.
Michael Ealey Tue Mar 4 16:40:58 1997
Looking for information on Willey MATHERLY who married Sarah MONTGOMERY June 1,1843. They had a son, John H.(b.3-19-1844 d. 3-27-1915). Sarah is next found marrying William H. SULLIVAN in Feb. 1846. Can find no further mention of Willey in any records. Any leads would be helpful.
Marie Nutter Wed Mar 5 20:21:27 1997
Looking for LAURA FRANCES GARDNER obituary, any links. She was born in Clay Co., Indiana 9 Dec 1896 and married Freddie Fredericks May 14, 1921, had a daughter, born in Terre Haute on 27 May 1922. Do not know what happened to her or Freddie. Her mother was Catherine (Katie) Fry Gardner, born in PA in 1876, father, Ed Gardner, born in Indiana. Daughter of Laura was raised by her grandmother and then by her great aunts. Do not know much about her--desparate for any info, including death date or where. Also lived in Brazil City, Clay Co., IN
Anita Rugwell Wed Mar 5 23:05:24 1997
Information of FERREL,William,b. abt 1888, married a HUTCHINS from Lyons, Ind. Looking for FERREL, James A., son of William, b, abt. 1908. Any records pertaining to the above greatly appreciated.
patricia howard Tue Feb 11 06:24:47 1997
Joseph Bach Tue Feb 11 11:39:09 1997
I am looking for information (Birth Certificates, etc.) on my great- grandparents. Any information I could receive would be helpful. Their names are Bernard Davis and Huletta (Robbins) Davis. I know my great-grandpa was born in Terra Haute but I am
Leslie Moore Thu Feb 13 14:09:13 1997
KENNEDY, Cenus Hardy. Looking for parents of Cenus Hardy Kennedy. We have no knowledge of the names. Once in the early 1900's someone came through Lake County, TN and told him that the land his father had abandoned in Terre Haute, IN, was sold for taxes. We know that Cenus had two older half- brothers by his father's first wife. He also had a brother, SAM, who went to Paris, Texas and died around 1926-7. It is not known if Cenus' father's first wife died or he divorced her. His second wife, Cenus' mother, was part Indian. They came to West Tennessee in 1870-80. Any possible leads to the parents of Cenus would be greatly appreciated.
Ian M. Spencer Sat Feb 15 05:42:37 1997
Looking for birth of Evan Evans, son of Evan, or Evan James Evans, and his wife Elizabeth (Morgans), from Rhondda Valley, South Wales. Evan said to have been born on 17 Jan 1893/4 at "Fountainette", now believed to be Fontanet, Vigo County. Possibly his sister Margaret was born there too the previous October, but may have been born at Wilkes-Barre, Pa like her eldest sibling John James Evans on 08/08/1888. Family returned to Wales in Nov 1894, by train from Terre Haute, to New York, thence by boat to Southampton, according to a surviving receipt for the journey. Further details in North-East Pennsylvania Journal Fall 1996. Any information on this family or Fontanet itself gratefully received, in exchange for reciprocal research in South East Wales.
Susan Potts Sat Feb 15 06:43:22 1997
Need information on the POTTS family of Terra Haute. Father Ben Potts and mother Kate RUTTMAN moved with children from Clark County, IL sometime after the birth of Joseph Eugene POTTS on Sept. 9, 1909. Listed as surviving in Josephs 1974 obituary are Mary C CAMPBELL, and Harold living in Terra Haute, IN. Donald and Richard living in Moorsville, IN. Joseph married Nora Lorene Cromer on Oct. 5, 1939, divorced in Vigo County March 1939.
Margaret N. Sun Feb 16 07:46:49 1997
Dennis Campbell Sun Feb 16 18:41:14 1997
I am looking for any avaliable infomation on the parentage of a George B. Campbell born in 1847 in Terre Haught?,Vigo,Indiana any information which could be provided would be helpful Sincerely,
Dana Kitch Mon Feb 17 05:58:29 1997
Rosella Jackson born: April 15, 1861

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