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Biddle, Campbell, Carter, Collins (2), Cox, Derry, Eakes, Elliott, Everson, Fort, Harrell, Harvey, Hawkins, Martin, McGruder, Metz, Pittman, Price, Rash, Reynolds, Schrecker, Seaman, Shortridge, Simmons, Stansberry, Staats, Strong, Stutsman, Wilson, Wright


Cheri <CEStorie@aol.com> on 10 Jun 1999
I'm trying to find info on the family of Ace or Asa Bell Wilson. His wife was Hulda Coffey. They had 13 siblings. My Grandfather Walter George Wilson was one of the siblings. He waas born Jan 13 1887 in Philadelphia Hancock County. He died 1965 in Indianapolis. I haven't been able to find any information on this family.
I do have the names of Ralph, Elmer, Albert and Alta as some of the siblings born to A. B. and Hulda WILSON.
I wrote to the vital records office in Hancock County but they have no record of Walter George Wilson's birth.
Thank you
Cheri cestorie@aol.com


Barbara Martin <martinb@net4u.net> on 02 Jun 1999
I am researching my ancestors in the RASH family. Arthur Rash, my great-grandfather lived in Fortville on Main Street. My Grandfather was Raymond Rash who was raised in Vernon Township, rented a place and farmed in Southeast of Greenfield, then bought a small farm next to where he was raised in Vernon Township. He moved to Fortville from the farm after an accident. He was married to Claire Hiday. Has anyone asked about the RASH family before? Thank you for any help you can provide as to dates of arrival/departure and any other ancestral lines.

Harold J. Martin


Ed Davis <eddavis@inland.net> on 31 May 1999
STANSBERRY, JACOB M. m STRONG, MYRTLE DAISY where or when? Information on STRONG, ROSS (or ROSEY).


Rebecca <abigaill@pacbell.net> on 27 May 1999
I am trying to gather information on the following family members: Catherine Nancy Price Born: 10/18/1879 James Watson Biddle Born 10/11/1878 They were married 2/24/1897 and gave birth to: Charles Orville Biddle Born: 3/30/1901 who is my great grandfather. I would appreciate any help in discovering my roots. thanks, Rebecca


Marilyn P. Steber <mpsteber@cts.com> on 12 May 1999
On the 1900 census Elizabeth Seaman Carter and husband Powhattan Carter were living with a son in Hancock County. They were in their 70s. They had 2 sons, George T. and William D, in the Lewis County, KY school census in 1879. Elizabeth's parents were Thomas and Catharine (McCoy). Powhattan's father was John Carter of WV.

Same census--David G. Seaman (Elizabeth's brother) was living with his daughter Cora Eakes and family. David died in 1903 in Hancock county. Are there any descendants of these?



George & Nancy Collins <nancor@4ez.com> on 10 May 1999
Looking for William Collins b. sc 1772, d. 1842 possibly Hancock Co.In. m. Nancy Drake b. 1776, d. 1865 possibly Hancock Co. In. Burial site? Date and place of marriage? Thanks for taking the time to read this... any help would be greatly appreciate. Thanks again.....


Joan Derry <MDMama2841@aol.com> on 1 May 1999
Good Morning!

Researching the DERRY (Dairy) family line in Hancock County, Indiana. Any new clues would be gratefully received!!!

Last known information available:

  1. Jeremiah DERRY (1802-1887) - Early settler of Pipe Creek Twp., Hancock Co. + Lavina Street (married 1824) + Malinda White (married 1826) ** Buried Curry's Chapel Cemetery in Hancock County, Indiana
  2. Samuel DERRY (1829-1873), son of Jeremiah Derry. Stabbed to death in family argument (July 1873) by sister and brother-in-law, Harrison KINGAN and Lucinda (nee Derry) Kingan in Center Township (Greenfield?). ** Buried Curry's Chapel Cemetery in Hancock County, Indiana
  3. William DERRY (d-1864) - 8 year old son of Samuel Derry Alexander DERRY (d-1864) - 11 month old son of Samuel Derry ** Buried Curry's Chapel Cemeter in Hancock County, Indiana.

I am most especially interested in Basil DERRY (Dairy) and Carlisle DERRY (Dairy) who also settled in the Hancock-Madison County area of Indiana around the 1840's.

Thank you so very much!
Joan Derry


J. Bryan Toll <jbt@midmaine.com> on 30 Apr 1999
I am searching for several families from Hancock County, however at the moment, I am looking for EVERSON's who lived/live in the area. My g-g-grandmother was Rachael Everson (1857-1937) who married Edward LUCAS (1852-1916). Her parents were Jacob M.EVERSON (1833-1896) and Lavina ? (1837-1914). The parents of Jacob were William Parks EVERSON (Jan 7, 1808-May 1, 1888). Another daughter of William and Elizabeth was Susan Elijah EVERSON I believe.

Anyone with information on this family, or any branch, please contact me. I am willing ot share any information I have. I have photos of all of their gravemarkers as well.

J. Bryan Toll


Muncie Shortridge <MuncieS@aol.com> on 29 Apr 1999
Seeking transcript of data contained in the 1840 census of Hancock County, Green Township, IN on William SHORTRIDGE.
Muncie Shortridge


Bev Dobbins <Bosartbev@aol.com> on 16 Apr 1999
Researching Fred H. Stutsman who married Nellie C. Surface 12-24-1901 in Anderson (Madison Co.) IN.
The library told me that on their marriage application, his father was Nicholas Stutsman and the mother a Nancy _____Stutsman.
Would you be able to provide any other information?
Thanks in advance.
Bev Dobbins


Russell L. Elliott <russe@rma.edu> on Fri, 16 Apr 1999
Thomas Jefferson ELLIOTT 14 Aug 1849 to 21 May 1922 and India TUTTLE 15 July 1858 to 18 Jan 1920 (my Ggrandparents)were married 1 Jan 1878 in Hancock County,Indiana . Both are buried in Surgar Creek Cemetary. Their children were Carl Adolph, Fred C., Walter Scott, Jean Tuttle and Alice.
Carl married Grace E. Selson. Had two daughters: Aileen and Winifred
Fred married Grace Shelby. Had a daughter: Lois who married Maynard Brown and stayed in Indiana.
Walter married Nancy Deck. My grandparents: Lived in Muncie until about 1911 then moved to Dayton,Ohio had Ralph, Ruth, and Betty.
Alice married Homer Binford. Had a son Joe.
Jean never married died 1902.
Who were the parents Thomas Jefferson Elliott? Were they Allen C. and Martha, both of which are buried in the same cemetary as Thomas J.Elliott?
Thomas J. Elliott's siblings were Dawson, Allen G., Alice, Sarah, Meg, Margarette. Who did his siblings marry?
Any info to the above would be greatly appreciated.
Russ Elliott, Front Royal, Va email "russe@rma.edu"


Gordon Miles <gnmiles@gte.net> on 14 Apr 1999
Hancock Co 1860 census listed Sobrena Harrell, Martha E Harrell, Isabella Harrell, Mary Harrell and Eliza J. Harrell.  Who was the husband of Sobrena Harrell , who were his parents and where was he in 1860?


Kay Wood <kaywood@famvid.com> on 13 Apr 1999
According to the 1870 census, my great-grandfather, John Conrad Schrecker was a hotel keeper in Fortville.  I would appreciate knowing where the hotel was located. Also two of his seven children were born in Indiana and I would like to know if there might be possibly someone who has run across his name.  His wife was Louisa Metz, the children born in Indiana were Emelia and Andrew.   Kay Wood     e-mail   kaywood@famvid.com


Sue Emerson <fossilsue@aol.com> on Mon, 12 Apr 1999
I am desperately seeking information about my gggg-grandfather, Dory McGruder, born in Kentucky in 1791 and died in Hancock County, Indiana on 7-23-1840. He was married to Elizabeth Mattox and they had one son, Andrew.


Cathy Hawkins <CHawk36650@aol.com> on 10 Apr 1999
Would like to hear from anyone researching Hawkins in Hancock County, especially the Rezin Hawkins line.
Cathy Hawkins


Cindy West <friend5875@aol.com> on Sat, 10 Apr 1999
Does anyone have information on Thomas and Sarah (or Sally) COLLINS ? They lived in Madison and Hancock Co. around 1829-1834.
Sarah died in 1834.
Thomas remarried.
Did Thomas and Sarah have any children ?


Alexander M. Wright <Wright_Alexander_M@lilly.com> on 08 Apr 1999
Lott WRIGHT married Mary MARTIN on 5 Mar, 1833, in Hancock County, IN. They had a son, Daniel Gard Wright in Liberty, Union Cty, IN on 13 Apr, 1838. I am looking for who Lott's parents were.
Please contact me if you have information.


Barb G <Dickcrakr@aol.com> on Tue, 06 Apr 1999
Andrew Preston Pittman lived in Hancock Co, Indiana in 1910 with his family. Wife Mary Campbell, Children Jeanette or (Jean), Russell, Oral, Ruth. These children were all born in this Co. I would like to know of their existance during this time. Cannot seem to fine them in the census.In 1920 they were found in Lewis Co. Mo.


Mary Ellen Wexler <mewexler@buffnet.net> on 4 Apr 1999
Hi, researching Harvey. I have the information that a Francis Harvey, New Light Circuit rider minister died on his circuit and is buried in Fortville, IN. Any help for me on this? Also is anyone familiar with a Nelson Cemetery in the area?
Mary Ellen


George Simmons <simmons@iei.net> on 3 Apr 1999
Looking for info SIMMONS Family of Hancock Co., IN. Robert E. Simmons b. 1-20-1854 d. 3-22-1928 m. Missouri Anna Cook b. 1-8-1854 d. 3-2-1939 on 7-16-1881 in Hancock Co. Robert's first wife was Margaret Jane Jarvis. I had thought Robert came to IN c1880 from PA?. However, I now find that Rob't's older brother's, John B. Simmons, granddaughter, Harriett Frances Forgey m. Joel A. Cook who was younger brother of Missouri Anna Cook, wife of Robert E. Maybe Robert and John came IN or they were born here. I have no idea where they were born, no locations, only dates. Children of Rob't and Missouri are, Sarah Jane, Noah Matt, Rob't E., Jr., Marye Elizabeth, Joel Benjamin, Harry L. and Frank Paul. John August Simmons was son of Rob't and Margaret Jane Jarvis. I have eleven page chart of descendants of Henry S. Simmons b. 1790. Surnames allied with this Simmons family are, ETTER, SHEETS, JOHNSON, BIDDLE, BUSSELL, WILLIAMS, HUFFMAN, SMITH, WILSON, JEFFERIES, DAVIS, MILLER, GRIFFITH, ADAMSON, KRALL, BROWN, FORGEY, COOK, MCINTIRE, MCCLARON, JACKSON, BARRETT, WHITTON, MOFFITT, STALEY, REEVES, WALKER, ALLENDER, CATT, PRATT, HUGHES, PARKER, SPARKS, BRADDOCK, TROY, APPLE, WHITE, CONKLIN, WALES, SMITH, BUSSELL, COLLINS, RATCLIFF, COTTRELL, GIBSON, ADDISON, KEATTES, BRIDGES, TREES, DUDLEY, SCOTT, FIELDS, SUTHERLAND, COOK, GRASS, HARLAN, PRYOR, PRESSEL, FIERS, DAVIS, UMBENHOWER, GENDA, LOY, MICHEAL, MCCLINTOCK, HILBERT, BELL, GRANDISON, COLLIER, MITCHELL, WELTY, SAYERS, COATES, HUDDEL, SCOTT, JONES, EGLY, FULTZ, SNIDER, GRUND, LIDRAL, VANDENBARK, BOLIN, WILSON, LEE, WALKER, PRICE, FOX, SMITH, JACKSON, SHUMWAY, THOSMAS, WHITE, THOMAS, HASKETT, BAILEY, COOK, WILFONG, VERNON, WHITE, JOHNSON, CRONK, FAHL, SOWERWINE and MASTERS. Thses are not in any order. I went down list can copied names of spouses. Any info this family greatly appreciated. George Simmons


Pamela J. Robinson <robbie4@flashcom.net> on Thu, 01 Apr 1999
Researching quite a few surnames from Hancock, Henry, Hamilton, Jennings Counties of Indiana. My great-grandparents were Morris Fort (born 1833 Henry Co)
and Rebecca Garrett STAATS (born c.1839 Fortville); and
John Henry COX (lived in Jennings, Hamilton counties) and his wife, Lucretia M. BAILY. My mother, Rhea LeFort COX, was born in Hancock County in 1904, the daughter of Jacob Dorval COX and Nell FORT. Any possible connection appreciated very much!
Pam Robinson
alternate email address robbie4@earthlink.net

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