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("Kill ma") 
From an oil painting by George Wright (1864). 



Descendants of William Bromwell and Beulah Hall 

With Data Relating to Others of 

The Bromwell Name 

in America. 

Also Genealogical Records of Branches of the Allied Families of 

HOLMES, (of Plymouth County, Massachusetts,) 

PAYNE, (of Kentucky and Indiana, ) 

RICE and LEFFLER, (of Rice's 

Fort, Pennsylvania). 

With some descendants of Major Conrad Leffler, of Pennsylvania, and 

of the Rev. Peter Fullenwider, Rev. Jasper Simler, and 

Jonathan Boone, of Kentucky, 

(Eighty lllustralio/is from -various sources.) 

BY /V'" 







R 1911 L 

Copyright, 1910 

Published November 15, 1910 


Denver, Colorado, U. S. A. 

I'rinted by The \V. K. Robinson I'rintinjj Co.. 151J Arapahoe Street 
KuKravingf by the Cocks-Clarke Eiicravini; Co.. Barclay Block. 

"As to the Patriarchs of this Brotherhood, the Lodge they opened is 
closed to them on earth forever. The lights they kindled have long ceased 
to burn before their altar. The voice of greeting and admonition resounds 
not in the solitary chambers of the dead; and the swelling iwtes of their 
parting hymn hare long ago passed with the extinguished loinds which bore 

Where they lie scattered in the little burying grounds a thousand 
leagues asunder — sleeping on the lonely desert, by the jagged bastions of 
the mountains, beneath the sighing branches of the trackless icHderness, by 
the crowded mart, or in the infinite aivd ever-sobbing sea, ice know not, nor 
will tee ever know; but only this, that they filled the places ice fill today, 
joitied in the same ivelcome, icore the same badge, iiyi'ought in the same Or- 
der, bore the same jetvels, taught and received the same lessons, and ut- 
teied the same farewell on the shore of the far Atlantic, as ive today in 
the presence of the monarch mountains of the West ; that one by one they 
laid down the rod, the jewel and the gavel ; one by one surrendered the key. 
the pen and the scroll; one by one dropped the axe, the fascicle, and the 
hour-glass, and passed silently from among their brothers to the undiscov- 
ered country, and the hidden life." 

Oration of H. P. H. BromxceU (1S73). 



E. Emily Bromwoll. (Frontispiece.) 

Old Royal Arch Diploma 14 

Merlyn Park, Cecil County 18 

Henry B. Bromwell, Sr 22 

Henrietta Bromwell, Sr 23 

Old Royal Arch Apron 25 

Masonic Diploma (1825) 27 

Leaf Prom Old Contract 29 

Deborah Pell Bromwell 31 

Beulah Bromwell Ridgeley 31 

Florence C. Bromwell 32 

Jacob Bromwell (Cinn.) 33 

Hon. Jacob H. Bromwell 41 

"Nettie" 49-127 

"Pelham" (In 184S) 51 

Hon. H. P. H. Bromwell 53-127 

Card From Lincoln to Stanton. ... 55 

Old Dinner Invitation 59 

Diploma, McKendree College 61 

Masonic Testimonials 62-63-64 

Henry P. P. Bromwell 67 

Resolutions (Colo.) 70 

Laura E. Bromwell (Cook) 79-129 

Jno. Edward Bromwell 84 

Rev. J. Lowe Bromwell 86 

Dorothea 93 

Sarah Ellen Bromwell 95 

Payne Graves in Corydon 96 

Dr. John E. Bromwell 98 

Roberta Bromwell Craig 99 

Lemuel Holmes 102 

Malvina Holmes 108 

Hon. P. Harlow Morse Ill 

Josiah Harlow Holmes Ill 

Will of Lemuel Holmes 115 

Joseph Holmes and Lucy 117 

Old Holmes Mansion 119 

Antique Wall Paper (4 Ilhis.). 120-121 


Holmes Mansion (1812) 122 

Home of Senator John Holme.s. ... 123 

Hon. John Holmes 124 

Harlow Coat of Arms 132 

Old Capitol. Corydon 134 

Graves of Payne Family 136 

Hon. John W. Payne 138 

Elizabeth (Rice) Payne 139 

Dr. H. R. Payne and Bride 142 

Cedar Glade, Corydon 143 

Elizabeth W. Payne 145 

Dr. Wm. A. Payne 14 5 

Hon. Jonathan Payne 147 

Capt. Jno. W. Payne 148 

Dr. Robt. L. Payne 149 

Grave of Jno. F. Payne 152 

Doorway, Anderson Hom" 158 

Rev. Wm. H. Throop 160 

Prof. Jno. B. DeMotte 161 

W. Kavanagh Payne 163 

Dr. Fleniin.!? R. Payne 163 

Jas. Harvey Payne 163 

William PajTie 163 

Jas. H. Payne Family 167 

Major H. Rice Pavn" 169 

The Family Centenarian 176 

Anna Rice Harbison 188 

Daniel Rice 190 

John Rice 192 

Lydia Anna Rice 193 

Old Bible Used at Rice's Fort 200 

Hon. Shepherd Leffler 216 

Hon. Isaac Leffler 226 

Absolom I..effler 22 8 

William Leffler 229 

David Leffler 230 

Elizabeth Leffler 231 



GRAVE (173.-,). 

Whereas, EDWARD FELL of INIaiple. in tlio County of Cliostor and 
Province of Pennsylvania, and MARY MUSGRAVE of the same place, hav- 
ing declared their intentions of Marriage with each other before several 
monthly meetings of the Christian People called Quakers, at Providence, 
according to the good order used among them, and having consent ot 
Friends and Relatives concerned, their Said Projiosal of Marriage was al- 
lowed of by said Meeting. Now these are to Certify whom it may concern 
that for the full accomplishment of their said intention this fifteenth day of 
the third month in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
thirty-five. They, the said Edward Fell and Mary Musgrave. appeared in 
a publick Meeting of the said People at Springfield, in the County afore- 
said, and the said Edward Fell, taking the said Mary Musgrave by the 
hand, did in solemn manner openly declare that he took the said Mary 
Musgrave to be his wife, Promising through Divine assistance to be unto 
her a Loving and Faithful Husband until death shall separate them; and 
then and there in the same assembly the said Mary Musgrave did in like 
manner Declare that she took the said Edward Fell to be her Husband, 
promising with Divine Assistance to be unto him a Loving and Faithful 
Wife until Death should separate them, and. moreover, they, the said Ed- 
waid Fell and ]Mary Musgrave (she according to the custom of ■Marriage as- 
suming the name of her husband), as a further confirmation thereof did 
then and there to these Presents set their hands, and we. whose names are 
hereunder also subscribed, being present at the Solemnization of the said 
Marriage and Subscription, have as witness thereto set our liaiids the day 
and year above written. 







NOTE — William and Elizabeth Shipley were :imon,er the founders of Wil- 
mington, Del. William ShiDlev was a noted leader and ministor amonp: the 
Friends about 1722, and later was of Springfield. Pa. Tlic above cortifioate 
is in the old Friends' records, and is thought to be of the parents of Deliorah 













FELL (175S). 

(The Parcntf^ of licuhih 11 (ill.) 

Whereas, DAVID HALL, son of MATTHEW HALL of Maiple. in 
the County of Chester. Province of Pennsylvania, and DEIIORAH FELL, 
daughter of EDWARD FELL of SPRINGFIELD.* in the county and 
province aforesaid, havintj declared their intentions of marriage with eadi 
other before several meetings of a people called (Quakers at Providence, in 
the county aforesaid, according to the good order used among them, and 
having consent of parents and relations concerned, their said proposal of 
marriace was allowed of bv said meetinir. Now these are to certify whom it 

It is interesting to note that both the grandmothers of Abraham Lin- 
coln were sisters and Qualvcrosses named Shipli'V. Mary Ijeing the mother of 
Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy being: the mother of Xanc.\- Hanks. 

THOMAS AND LYDIA FELL requested a certificate from Latshaw in 
Lancashire, Nov. 17, 1714, to Chester Monthly Meeting. 

EDWARD FEI^L had a certificate granted him from Hartshaw monthly 
meeting, Dec. 12, 1717. Anion? othor things his "Clearness from "Women on 
acct. of Marriage" is montionod. That certificate was read and accr»ptod at 
Chester Monthly Meeting. July 29. 1718. (Fell Gen. By Sarah M. Fell.) 

Among those who liad "Old Rights" in Chester Co. were : 

HANNAH MUSGROVE, 400 acres. 1701. 

JOHN MUSGROVE. 600 acres, 1712. 

MOSES MUSGROVE, 300 acres, 1713. 

THOMAS MUSGROVE'S Children, 500 .acres, 1703. 

WIDOW MUSGROVE. 500 acres in Philadelphia Co., in 1701, and in 
Bucks Co. WIDOW MUSGROVE had 50ft acres in 1702. 

THOMAS Ml'SGROVE. in York Co.. had J,2.-,n acres in 1682; 1,500 acres 
in 1698. 

JOSEPH MITSGROVE. Phila.. 1780. Estate valued at $122,000. Paid 
taxes among the highest in Phil.a. (Penn. Arch.). 

AARON MUSGROVE. Phila.. 1780. Property assessed for $12,000. 

Among the old owners of land in Chester Co. are : 

OSW'IN MUSGROVE. who had. in 1683, a place or lot of land in the ter- 
ritory between Priest Creek and Crum Creek. 

T 11 K H 11 (>M W K L L FA M 1 I. V 

may i-<jnivr«. ihut fur the full iUKunplisliiii',' thoir saitl intentions this 
twi'iity-llrnt day of the twelfth month of the year of our I^onT one thousana 
wviMi huntlrcil ami fifty fi;.'ht. they, the said n.Wll) HALL and DEHORAPT 
KKI.L. apiM-ariNl in a puMiek meeting; of tli'- -aiil people at Sprinjrlielu 
ttforeoaiii. and the DANID HALL, takin;; the said DKMOKAll FKLL 
by the hand, did in Mdemn manner i»|H'nly declare that he took nKHOKAlI 
FKLL to be hiit wife, promiitin;;. with the Ix>rd's assistanec. to lu- unto liei 
a loving; nnit faithful huxlNind until death »hall -eparute then). And tlieii and 
there, in the name ai>M-mbly. the said DKHOKAH FKLL diil in like manner 
o|M*nly ilwlare that »»he tot»k the sjiid D.WID HALL to l>e her IiusIkuhI, 
promiitin;;. with the I»rd'» ai^nintamv. to In- unto him a lovln;: and faithful 
wife until death nhould iM>|Kirate them. And moreover they, the said 
DAVID HALL and DKItdltAH FKLL (hhe aec-oidin;: to the eustoin of 
niarriap* a»>»umin;; the name of her hui>luindl, as a further eonllrMiation 
theretif, did then ami ther«> to the«e pretu-ntn M>t their hands. 

And we mIhimc naineii are 
underwritten Iteinf; pre«ent at 
the Milemniuition of tlie naid 
inarria{;e and HubMrriptii>n 
ha%e nn \vitni><uM'« hereunto m-t 
niir hnmU the iLiy .ind vi-ar 
aUive written 





SAMl KL TAM n.\v| 
1IIO.K. Ml .m;1{<)\ F 

M\llli;\\ IIAl.L 

FhUAKi) fi:ll 


Pprlnk-n. I.t w..- 
Man'h' 1 
North I. 

N«-lll«T I 

M<*«'tlnK ' 

I);IV«' t)«-«-tl !:• i 1 w II 

ir Diiladt'lphia. near tho present .site of Swartmore 
'" It on tJif Kaj<t. and (Viini <' on tli<' West. 
MO. tx-iwei-n ttiese two creeks. l)oiin(le(l on the 
' 1! ,.i>,, r Twp. ; l'pp<'r Providence Twp., and 
of SprinRtleld and Marple. Friends' 
je two Providences. There seems to 
>: ,i,.|. . .MM ,11 .^prln^neld, near the line of Marple. 
I)AVII> MALL (Man'le'- Tax paid l».v him amonp the iiipliest in tlic 
Twp. Onl.v nln« out of .i liundre<i paid so nnicli tax. 1785. (Cliestcr Co.) 
I»AVII» HALL and KDWARI) VV.IA^. nam< s occur among tho 
lists of AK.H4K-laion« and Militia of Pa.. In of American Liberty. 1777. 
Ch«'»«ter fo.. Itattali<m. t-'apt. I>»wnde». with them JOHN HALL. 
(PcHwa. Arthivrn.^ 

THOM.VS IIALI.^ 16SL Chester Co. Had an original grant of land 
from William Penn. 

MAHLON FKLI* Ensljfn. War of 1S12. Dead in roll-call of Capt. Col- 
lins' Co.. Pa. I'. S. Volunt<-«TS. JOHN' HALL. Capt.; also JOHN HALL. 
Lieut., in same. 









BEULAH HALL (1779). 

Whereas, WILLIAM BROMWELL of the City of Philadelphia and 
Province of Pennsylvania, son of JACOB BROMWELL, late of Talbot 
County, in the Province of Maryland, deceased, and BEULAH HALL, 
daughter of DAVID HALL of Marple Township, in the County of Chester 
and Province of Pennsylvania, having declared their Intentions of ]\Iar- 
riage with Each Other before several Monthlj'^ Meetings of the People called 
Quakers, at Providence, according to the good Order used among them, 
and having the Consent of Parents and Relations Concerned, their said 
Intentions of Marriage were allowed of by the said Meeting. Now these 
are to certify whom it may Concern that for the full accomplishing their 
said Intentions this first day of the fourth Month. Seventeen hundred and 
seventy-nine, they, the said WILLIAM BROMWELL and BEULAH HALL, 
Appeared in a publick meeting of the said People at Springfield and the 
said WILLI A:\I BROiRVELL. taking the said BEULAH HALL by the 
hand, did in Solemn manner Openly declare that he took the said BEULAH 
HALL to be his wife, promising through Divine Assistance to be to her a 
Loving and Faithful Husband until death should separate them, and then 
and there in the Said Assembly the said BEULAH HALL did in like man- 
ner declare that she took him, the said WILLIA3I BRO:\nVELL. to he her 
husband, promising through Divine Assistance to be unto him a Loving 
and faithful Wife until death should them separate. And moreover, they. 

NOTE — From Friends' Records: Chil. of Edward and Mary Fell of 
Springfield, Pa. WILLIAM, b. Mav 27, 1779, THOMAS, BEULAH, BENJA- 
(These are probably nephews and nieces of our ancestor Deborah. Mary Fell, 
wife of Edward, d. Aug. 17, 1818, aged 65 yrs. 

Among the births is that of DAVID HALL, b. July 5, 1812, one of the 
8 chil. of Uavid and Hannah Hall of Marple. 

Among the interesting items relating to the name of Fell in Pa. are the 
following : 

Margaret Fell, widow of Judge Thomas Fell, of Swartmore Hall, Lan- 
caster Co., England, m., 2d, George Fox. founder of the Society of Friends. 
He was a son of Christopher Fox. said to have been of a reduced gentle- 


the said WILLIAM BROMWELL and BEULAH HALL, she according to the 
custom of maniaye, assuming the name of her Husband, as a farther con- 
firmation thereof, Did then and there to these presents set their hands. 
And we whose names are here 

imto Subscribed being present at the 

Solemnization of this Marriage and 

Subscription have as witnesses set our 

ands the Day and year above writ 








family. He was b. in Leicestershire, Eng., in July, 1624 : early in life became 
a lay-preacher. Was a man of rare executive power. "I never aaw the occa- 
sion," said Penn, "to whicli he was not equal ; he had .a lofty soul, and deep 
spiritual insight." Margaret was of a very ancient family, which had lived on 
the same estate in Lancaster for nineteen generations. Before her marriage 
to George Fox in Bristol, in 1669, her home, Swartmore HtII. had been the 
place of the earliest meetings of tliese persecuted people. She used to peti- 
tion the King in their behalf. Her grandson, Charles Fell, m. the grand 
daughter of William Penn. To this grandchild, Gulielma Maria Fell, Penn 
granted Fell Manor, In Pa., consisting of 10,000 acres (1727). 

WM. FELL was of a Comm. (17751 to treat with parties in the Spring- 
field meeting who were concerned in instituting military preparations. A 


A Few Lilies in Memory of Mis. Deborah Hall, Who Departed This Life on 
the 9th Day of the 8th Month, About 5 o'Clock in the Evening, i7i the 
6Sth Year of Her a(/e. Written by Her Brother, Edward Fell. (1801.) 

Blessed are the dead that in the Lord doth die, 

The holy scriptures fully testify; 

They from their labours cease, and their reward 

Is sure with him who doth their souls regard: 

Their troubles and their trials that were great 

\\'hile here below will end in joy complete. 

And now, dear sister, as thou hadst a share 

Of troubles and of sore afflictions here 

Which thou for thy dear Savior's sake did bear, 

I make no doubt but at that port of rest 

Thy soul will land and be forever blest. 

With saints and angels thy glad voice will raise 

In endless hymns to celebrate //is praise 

Who's been thy guard, thy council and thy friend 

And led thee safely to thy journey's end. 

Xow let us take a retrospective view 

Thy conduct and thy steps let us pursue; 

Thy precepts and example did agree 

Which gave them weight and bid us follow thee 

As thou hast followed thy Redeemer, dear. 

We ought to follow thee, and then how clear 

Our evening sun will set, and how serene 

Our close will be, dear friend, as thine has been. 

Did we not see, did we not hear thee say 

To this import, there's nothing in the way. 

Pale Death approached with but solemn pace 

Without one terror in his awful face 

And bid thee leave this scene of sorrow here 

And us (poor mourners) in our griefs to share. 

Why should I say "poor mourners?" Is there cause 
To mourn? But nature our affection draws 
Against our reason wlien we grieve for thee 
Whom we believe is in felicity. 

No cause at all to grieve: but rather say 
The Lord who gave hath right to take away: 
Then let us dry our tears, and weep no more 

TTionth later these jiarties were recommondod to be turned out of tlio society 
on the advice of Fell and others. (Revolution.) 

'WX^AAA^l FELL, was on comm. to repair Providence Meeting House 

T HE B R O :iIW E L L V A :\I I L Y . 11 

On thy aocovinl, but our own loss deplore. 

But since it is so ordered and decreed 

That thou must go, and we must thee succeed 

J know nc better way to show our love 

To thee, than that we do thy ways approve 

And follow on as thou hast led the way; 

And then with hearts rejoiced we may say, 

Xot only say, but also with thee sing 

With cheerful voice, Oh! Death! where is thy sting? 

Thy boasted might no terror is to me. 

And then, oh grave, where is thy victory !"■■' 

RECORD. OCT. 14. 1S07. 

Respected Fiiend : On the evening of the 8th inst. T received an- 
otlier letter from thee dated Septembei- 28th, and postmarked October 
4th. informing mc that thy great-great grandfather and mother. David 
Hall and Dcboraii Fell, were married in 1758. Thee says thee must now 
lind her mother's name and trace them back. 

I think there are no records more reliable than the records of a 
monthly meeting of Friends, and I fear thee has not the whole record of 
that marriage or thee woiild have her mother's name. 

The minutes should show that David Hall and . his wife, were 

of the town of and county of . etc. They would also show 

whether he was a member of Chester Monthly Meeting, or of some other 
[Monthly fleeting. By tracino- the minutes back further it would show 
whether she came to be a member of that Meeting by certificate from 
some otlier Monthly Meeting either here or in England. If she did not so 
become a member she became so by birthright and the record of births 
would show when she was born and where, and who her parents were. 1 
am inclined to think that Deborah Hall, thy great-great grandmother, is 
one generation earlier than any I have known of either personally or by 
tradition till thj' first communication, though possibly slie may have been 
an older sister of my wife's grandfather. 

William Penn made his first visit to his Province of Pennsylvania in 
the summer of 1(582, landing first at New Castle, in the State of Dela- 
ware adjoining, thence Upland, which was his first landing place in his 

*Wife of David Hall and mother of Beulah. This manuscript has been 
handed down in the family for over a hundred years, and is now published 
probably for the first time. — (Ed.) 

12 r [[ K 1! R (» M \\ K L L \- A M I L ^ . 

He Naid to his fiieiid ' Thomas Pearson, who \\ii< with liiiii. "W liat 
sliiill 1 iiaiiic thi- |ila<i'?" — iiitimatinj; tliat lie would iiain.' it a> rt-ar-nii 

J'car-nn ii'idicd. ■■Naiiii- it ('iii'>tcr. after my iiali\c |da<f." So it 
was named (lie-tei-. and remain^ as tiiiis named to tliis day. 

Penn remained liere nearly two years, and Imsied liim-idf in pei feel- 
ing liis government, making treaties witli the Indians, jdaiining for his city 
of Phihidelpliia. ami formin.: emiiitie-. tlie liist four of which were 
Philadel[)hia. Chester. .Montgomery, and iJucks eomities. Philadelphia 
eounty was |)rineipally hetwreii two ri\ii- end»raeing the laml around 
his projected city: Hucks county was laid out up and along the Delaware 
liver: C'ln'ster county was laid out down the Ki\er Dcdaware to and along 
the Delaware -tale lin- ami wc-i of the Schuylkill river, and Montgomery 
county wa- the laml Ivirig hetween (liestei- and I'ucks counties, and ]uin- 
cipally ea-l of tiie Schuylkill ri\er. ( lie-tcr and Montgomery were \cry 
lai'ge counties, and. with Huck- and I'hiladel|ihia. enduaced all the land 
within thirty miles of Philadelphia west and noith, and the>e cfimprise the 
extreme southeastern |)ortion of the state. The boundaries <if tlie-c remain 
the same with exception of ( he-ti-r county, and this is what I want thee to 
get clear in tliy mind w lii-n we >peak of CMiester and Delaware counties: 
Aliout the la-t of I7<I0 or tin- U-ginning of ISdO a portion of the county of 
Chester aliout twelve miles wide, lying along the Delaware river and down 
to the Delaware -late line, lieing the southeastern portion of Chester eounty 
as originally laid out. wa- i ut oil' fiom that county and erected into Dela- 
ware county. 

Chester AFonthly Meeting and all of its branches, or the meetings 
for worsliij) helonginu to it. are -ituated in what is now Delaware County, 
lint all of the old record- willi which we are intere-led will call il ( lic-ter 

William Penn liad -ent lliree ve— td- to hi- province jircviou- to lii- 

*Thomas Pearson was tlie fatlier of t-arah Pearson, mother of the emi- 
nent American painter Benjamin West, who, In 1792, became President of tlie 
British Royal Academy, and was perhaps the only American who ever de- 
clined the honor of Kniglithood wliicli is conferred on the artist in this posi- 
tion. Tliis representative American was born in Sprin^eld, Pa., in Chester 
Co., and was an early friend and associate of Deborah Fell, our ancestress. 
It has been said in the family that at one time they were sweethearts. Be- 
fore he went away to Europe and to fame slie had married David Hall and 
settled down in Chester Co. His father was John "West. The old house of 
stone whei-e he was born is still standing on the campus of Swartmore College, 
near Phila. It is a fine house for that day, and is used now by the faculty of 
the school. When West declined the honor of Knighthood it was on the ground 
of being a Quaker. He was the successor of Sir Joshua Reynolds in this posi- 
tion. He was born in 1738. 

♦William Penn was h. in London in Hi44, and d. in 171S. He was 
the son of Admiral Penn, who was aiming at a Peerage, .ind much dis- 
gusted that he should take up theologj-. He was in college in Oxford when 
he met Thomas Lowe, the eloquent and forceful leader who w-as making so 
many converts, and was influenced by him to become identified with the new 
religious movement. He was finally, in Ireland, completely converted. Lowe 

Ill i: i: i:n M w i: 1. 1. i \ m ii. \ . i.t 

• iiiluii kiii;^ lor tin- iii'.t iimr. ami ivM-iiiy ilini- ciiiiif wliili- lu'ie on iiis fn >t 
\i«it. uiiil it wa» I»«'Ii«'V»hI iIhti* wt-n- al»out J.-^tMl jK-i-xtiio i iii(lii(lin<; n few 
Dutch that wfif Intc w iit-ii h<- anivtMl i lu-if at the tiiiu' of )ii> ri-tiiin. 

It i'< i«-aMtiiulile til oiiiiiMiM- that (hextfr Mnnthlv Mcftiii;; \\a> i-lali 
li^lutl iMMin uft'-r hi-> arrival; nt\y the ni-\t vcar. ltiS:{. Tliiv iiifi>iiii» nx' in 
thy la->t that l>i-lM>ruh. thy ;;rfat i.'ii*at ;'raii(iiii<itlicr. ilicd in iSltj. aL<'<l *>■'>■ 
'lhi<« witiihl liriii;; hi-r Itirth ilown tn l7-'t*>. and from thi«. Iia<k to IllS.'t. 
wuiilil lfa\c lint iiion- than .'t.'l yt>ur» of niiinl of the family t<> tiaci- tln<iii;;li 
th«' n'<'«inl<» *»f (hf^ti-r MnntMy Mi-^-tin;; in .\m«Ti<a, hut if tin- family wen- 
m«-nilH-i« in Knclaml. thc<- will n<>t haxc niu<-h liitritulty in tia<in;: tlicin 

What I liavf wriltrn lM*furi> thin wa* |Minri|ially tn tin tine a kiinlne^^. 
anil a<>»i«t th«i- in thy ilt-oiif. ami it ha» lM-«-n ni\ idca-uri- to <ln it. and 
thii- i» \i'ry wi-lionii- to what little I ha\i- doni*. and am willin;: (o do 
mon* if I can, ft>r thy liitr*! infornnition lia« aiou«i-d a di'^iic in mv^rlt m 
know niort*. 

\\'«-re I livin;; in my nuti\r county of Dtdcwaii* alMnit thirr mil<-< oni 
of ( liiotfr. I would liki* to evaniini* lhoii4- idd n-iitnl- for my-idf. and doulit 
not hut I (<ouhl (;i>l thi* o|i|Hiiiunily : hut that wa» »i\ti-in niili-> ^oudiwrxt 
fioni I'hiladidphiii, and I am now in .Mont;>onHTy. an many niili- noi i h <>| 
that lily, and alM>ut thirtx niihit fioui my old home, 
loth mn.. Nth. IK1I7. 

worked and fif<-ur>-<l many dlHi-lpleN In that cnuntry. IN-nii married Ciilli-lrna 
Marlu Sii Nk-' ti .l.m ..f i l.<i,.ti.i 

N' ■ Irli'-rn were n-ci-ivi'd from Mr. Morgan. 

and al- II of M<-4lla. Pa., all ••N|ir<-s.slnK tin- n- 

ttntnl I....... .... ^.,..„. . .. .,..i»ut iJi«-lr li«'l|i theac r«'i-orilH i-onid not 

Ijavi" been iwourtnl. — t-Ui. 

Jerusalem Chapter R. A. M. was formed to be attached to Lodge No. 15, Fell's Point, Baltimore, in 1787. 


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(Erum Eairhairn's C'rcsLs.) 

riM ).MA1J.. Wiirc-i^stcr^liiro, a IJat'clnis' liead, voupcd at shoiil- 

vr:^ gules. JMair lit, ( 'nst 1. 
lilJOMKI.L. A (k'ini-ciiiilc displayed with two heads, each dn- 

(•;dl\ cr-.u-iicd. Plate «;;}, Crest 2. 
I;K.\.\I\VKIJ.. IMai.' no. Crest i>. {Fanill,/ of Loni Chief 

■ I iislicc Itniiiiircll), Edeuhndije . K<iil. 
I'dM'.M.Mll., nr IIKI'M^IKLL, a d<.ve, with an hraiu-h. 

ri:iic 1^. ( 'i-c-i i:.. 

Ill J< ).\i l!A 1,1,. .V (hini-hon nnn/xnil, (hnihlr (fueued. l^late 

li'O. Crest !.■.. 
I!lk< ).M 1 1 A LL, Ijiiidiiii Mild (hc-liire, a lion jifissniil. or. Plato 

I IK<) M 1 1 A 1.1,. ncdfiii'd, a (Ji'iiii-lioii . or. hetween paws a cross 

erosslet fifchcd. .sa/de. Plate <'t."i, Cre-t ti. 

Ml{. ISAAC l'.i;<»M\\ KI.I, \vii«. anion- tli.' early -liip-niastcis to come 
(o \ir;rinia. 

ISAAC HHOMWKLL an.l Coo. Powsie. niasters of llio sliip ASSUR- 
\N( i;. t'xaniincil by the niinislor of tlio town of fiiavoscnil of tlioir con- 
fdiniity in our nli^rion: tlic men ii ivc tak<'n tlic oatlis of allcj^'ianco and 
su|)ieinacy. .Inly 24. Ki.S.l. ASSTK-VXCK lirouj;ht 220 passcnjfcrs; 5."? ships 
fame in tiiis year lo Viifxinia : tin* .\SSrR.\XC'K scorns to liavp boon one 
of the laij:cst of tlicni. ( List.t of cmiii. In Amrr.. hct. 1.000 and 1,700, by 
■John Camilvn Hottrn.) Thos. Hull, apod l.l. and Wni. Hall, aped 21, were 
among the passenger p. 

DR. OL.\F BROMEL or OLAl'S BRO^rAL. Swedish Physicist and 
Botanist, after whom the order nromrliitrar. in Botany, is named. Very 
eminent writer, author of many works in the Latin language, the principal 
ones being '"C/i/or/.s dolhicu" (published fiothenbonrg, 1002, Svo.. which 
made known Swedish plants: ^'De Pleurifidc" (1007, in 4to) : "De Lum- 
hriris frrrrstribiift" (lOT-T): "Cafalofju.t Oencrali.^" (lOflS), and "Lupolo- 
»/i'7." published in 10S7. in Stockholm. He accompanied, as physician, the 
Swedish ambassadors in Englanil, Holland and in fJermany. pursuing his 
researches, and died in 170.). He was born in the province of Xerccie in 


MARCUS von BROMELL, his son, b. in Stockholm, 1679: d. 1731: 
became a physician, and was first physician to the King of Sweden, at the 
same time being President of the College of Medicine of Stockholm. He was 
the author of several important works on medicine written in the Latin 

ANTHONY BRUMEL. The most noted contrapuntist of the ancient 
French school, of whose works we have any, remains. Contemporary with 
Jusquin and scholars of Okenheim. He is not likely to be inquired after 
in the present age, but the fame of the great musicians of antiquity is so 
established in books that, though not a single relic of their works has been 
known these 2,000 years, their names and renown are still held in venera- 
tion by mankind. [Rees Cycl., 1818.) 

DR. B. BROMEL. Author of work on Etienne Marcel, Basle. 

BROEMEL. Writer (liberal, political). Potsdam, Germany. 

Prof. L. Fr. Leffler, of the University of Stockholm, Swe- 
den, sends the following- notes concerning the name in Sweden. 
(It is by no mean^; certain that our ancestors came from that 
country, however). 

The name of BROMELL is shortened from an older form BROME- 
LIUS, as is usually the case with Swedish names ending in ell. 

In the province of Nerike (Xarke) , some persons with the name of 
Bromelius occur in the 17th century. 

OLOF GUNNARS80N. ^Merchant and burgher of Orebro in Nerike, 
had a son, OLOF BROMELIUS, b. 1(139: d. 1705; Med. Doctor. He had 
two sons, MAGNUS and OLOF BROMELL. ]\Iagnus was ennobled and be- 
came known as Von Bromell, and was a celebrated physician. His son, 
JACOB VON BROMELL. died 1790. OLAF BROMELL was commissary 
of war. 

Another : 

OLAF BRO:\IELIUS and wife, Anna Hielmer, had a daughter, Brita 
Bromelia; m. about 1700, Sebastian Geijer. She was d. 17G1 in Orebro. 
No information as to whether this is related to the one above, nor as to 
the fact of his having sons. 

Another : 

JACOB BRO:\rELL. b. 1718; was Lieutenant Colonel of the Swedish 
artillery; Captain in the French army, and Chevalier de I'onre pour le Mer- 
ite Militaire. 

Another : 

OLOF BROMELL. d. 1721, Stockholm: had a son. 

CARL MAGNUS BROMELL. Lieutenant of the artillery; went 
abroad ( ? ) 

ERIC BROMELIUS. Lived in Stockholm, 1607. 


(1) JACOI] BKOMWELL Planter; Talbot Co., Md. 
Was 1>. about 1700, and d. not oarlii-r than 17.")!, Avliieh was the 
vear in which hi- yonnjrest child was born. lie may have lived 
ninch longer than this date, thoujih was dee'd in 1773, the year 
of his son's see^md niarriagi*, as the faet is nientii>ned in the niar- 
riaire certificate. His wife's name was ]\Iary. 

The first ccn-ns of Maryland, taken in 17".M), conld not in- 
elnde him, but a nnnd>er of the mimes are mentioned as amonii; 
heatls of families in Tali)ot and Dorchester Counties. The sj^ell- 
inir <»f the (derks and recorders of that |)erio<l was \-eiv ivrciiu- 
lar. and tin' name a]>]»ear< a- IJromwell, lii-nmwell. iJraniwel, 
l5i-oiii(|. I5r\imniell. iJrnincd, etc.; indeed, it is rather likely that 
the name of Hrondiy may sometime- be inten<le(l foi; this name, 
ami possibly that of IJromhali. However, we must be contented 
with traciiiii' tlio-c line- which sju-lj the name Dromwell. ( )ur 
ance-tor William s])cdled \\'\< name in this way, ami it is likely 
that this form of sj)ellin«r i- more ancient than his day, as the 
ilescendants of other line<. whi(di must be those of his brothers 
and coii-in-, -till \i-e it. 

In the census of IT'.'ii the followinii' heads of families 
are found in TallM)t and Dorchester Counties: (The records of 
the county a^ljoininc,' these were destroyed by fire.) Records 
iixdmle heads of families. 

J.\( (i|; I'.KOMWKIJ.. -2 free wliito males over Ki years, 1 free white 
made under 1(1. ',i free white females, and 5 slaves. 

ABRAM BROMWKLL. 1 fre.- white male over 10. 4 free white males 
under 10. .'} free white females. 

EDWARD UROMWKLL. 1 free white male over 10. ,") free white 
females, and 7 slaves. 

EDWARD BRO.MWELL. JR. .3 free white males over 10, 1 same 
\inder 10, 7 free white females, and 17 slaves. 

The above are all in Talbot Co. In Dorchester occurs the name of 

SHEDDTX BRUMWILL (Spedden. ?). with 3 free white males over 
16 (1 under 10 |, 7 free wliite females, and .3 slaves. 

T 11 K 1! i: < > M W K I. 1. F A .M 1 L V . 19 

These records show .-«» iiiaii\ uf the name, there was no 
doubt a hirjre faniilv previous t<» the time of our aneostor's 
death. The name seems to i»eeur in ilu' earliest Marvlaiul ree- 
ords. Among the tirst wills rtH'orded in Marvland is that of 
William lirummalr . or linnnnlc. which was ree»»nled Dvc. 4, 
moo, ainl tlireo chil. mentioneii, Liih-c. Iii(li<inl and i'lnirlcs. 
Later the will of liirhnrd is recorded, l(a\iiiir wife .Ioy«c. ir.Tf.. 
Then- was a plaei* ealled lirumli/c. on Wve liivtr. left hy llcmy 
Parker, l«■•^7. Tlu-rc was another oM estate, Ilranitield, in 
Quei'U Ann ( 'o.. in 1T0!>. These coineidenees su:rir«'<t that the 
name was long in the e«»untrv. It is supixwed they were (Qua- 
kers from the fact that our ancestor, Williaiii, was twice mar- 
ried in (^iiaker meeting, ImiiIi times to daughters of ohl (Quaker 
families. It is known that the (Quakers were jjersecutecl else- 
where, and t<K)k refuge in Talbot Co. in IfiSO. Eastoii. TallH't 
Co., was once a more important point than HaltiniiTe. and luoli- 
ahly larger. Tt was called Talbot Court llousi'. The lir>i Ma 
s<jnic Grand I>odp'of Marvland was organized there.* 

The following daita is copied froni an »dd Bible ..t hi lioiali 
Unnnwell, daughter of our ancestor William. It is believed to 
1m' a record of his brothers and sisters, the chiblren id' Jacob. 
It has the aj^iwarance of having been copied from an 'll- ?• lv.»ik, 
Ix'ing in the handwriting of n later generation : 

■2 KOIIKKT Him.MW Kl.l,. 1.. K.I.. II. ITJH: .1. Isiil. 

.{ .1. nitoMWKI.L. U. O.t. .{. K.JI: .1. isoa. 

4 .lOIIN HlKiMWKLL. Ii. .Mav 24. IT.'}.".: d. ISOJ. 

•"ThPre wn» n Mnnnnlc Ix>dK«" nt Tnlbot Courthouse f now Ea.ston), Tal- 
bot Co.. M<1.. prior to 1703 (no writton nconl.s). Also one at Port Tobacco, 
1761. Ciill«'<l Port Tolmroo I>Ml»r<" al I^onanltnwn. arc fxtlnct. I.,o<lg<' 
No. 34. nt Tallmt Pourt Mousi-. was chart<T. <1 In 17S0. Tho Gr.ind LodRe of 
Marvlan.l was founil<il on th«- Kast.-rn .«;iu>r.-. nT<t|nK. for tho first tlm<'. In 
TaltKil Court Housi-. 17S3. an<1 .l.-cthiK Oran<l Omr«-rs. This was not a suc- 
C'sa until thr<M- vears later, whin ati<ith<r ronv<ntlon ass<-mbl<<l nn thf Kast- 
• rn Shon-. »loct««l offlr«Ts. an<l <stahllsh.-cl tin- Orantl LodKf of Maryland. A 
I^hIk.- at Cell Co. wa.s «st.i»>llsh.<l alxmt this tinv. and Elkton No. S, .it Elk. 
now Elkton. Port Tobacco was lnstltiitt<l about 1790. Those an- now gonf. 
Th»- corn«'r-ston<- of th<- Capitol at Washincton was laid b.v thf Grand LodK< 
of Marvland. .Sopt.. 1793. Th.- Oran<l I.ndKf convonod In Easton. Md., until 
1794. th.-n n-movid to Baltlmon-. onlv one- thorf-aftor mfotlnp In Easton, in 
1806. Thf first Grand lyidR.- inf<tinKs In Baltimore woro In old Concordia 
Lodge rooms, now unknown. Aftf-rward In second story of thf old Watch- 
house, corner of Bflvfdon- .'it. (now .North), and Orang.- Alley (now Lexing- 
ton)." {Maryland Prncrcdinps.) 


5 EDWARD BROMWELL. b. April 27, 1738; d. . 

6 MARY BROMWELL. b. Jan. 17, 1733 (?), (1739?). 

7 SPDX (SPEDEN) (?) BROMWELL. b. March 20, 1741. 

8 MARY BROMWELL. b. May 3, 1745. 

9 DziVID BRO]\nVELL. b. Sept. 1, 1749. 

10 WILLIAM BROMWELL. b. Sept. 14, 1751. 

NOTE — There is a record of the will of Robert Brummel, planter, Dor- 
chester Co, who died in 1709. Widow, Rebecca, and sons John, Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob. He leaves plantations called "Taylor's Promise" and "Part- 
nership." (Early Wills of Md. Baldwin.) There is another family of Brum- 
mels descended from Joseph of Annapolis, whose family settled later at Hamp- 
Btead. He came not long before the Amer. Revolution. This name is some- 
times spelled Bromwell. 


The Descendants of WiUiam. (10) 

(10) WILLIAM BROMWELL. b. Sept. 14, 1751; d. 
aged about 69 yearns, Dec. 31, l's20; m. twice, both times in 
Friends' [Meeting, first to Mary, dan. of Moses and Alice For- 
ster of Phila. ; second to Benlali, dan. of Da\'id and Deborah 
(Fell) Hall of Sprinofield, Pa. ; the second marriage Avas of date 
April 1, 1779. 

At the time of the marriage to Benlah his estate is as- 
sessed at $7,700, in Philadelphia, which was qnite a fortune 
for that time, when one dollar would buy as much as four dollars 
would buy at the present date. This may represent his patri- 
mony. In addition to his o^vn taxes he seems to have paid taxes 
and been administrator for estates, valued at $10,000. He was 
evidently a man of unusual sense and ability to be entrusted 
with property in this way, when only twenty-eight years of 
age. He seems to have had a shop for the manufacture 
of wire and wheat fans, sieves and other articles used in the 
milling and building trades. Removing to Baltimore this busi- 
ness was increased, and in time became quite large, so that he 
was enabled to leave at his death considerable to each of his 
large family of children. In addition to the factory he carried 
on a laro-e lumber vard, and bought and sold lumber, and owned 

T 11 E 15 K U -M W K L L V A .M 1 L Y . 21 

]):irc'C'U of land in tlitfcivnt |):)rt< of ^[arvlanil ;unl Delaware, 
riio ]»lac(' (tf business in IJahiniorc was for niaiiv vears at 17 
MeKMerv's Wharf. In 1 ><!."> William West kept office in the 
iiuihlinir, f<»riiierl_v <iwne(l hy him. ami which he had Greeted 
near Fell's Point, IJefore and after his death his sons William 
and Ilenrv 11 and .laeoh carried on hiisiness at the same ]dace 
undi-r the Hrm name of W. \- 11. lliumwell. ( 1^17-1>l*2.) 

It i~ prohaMc that he died in Dnliimore, tlKPiiiih this is 
n<'t <'(rtain, as lie |K)Ssesse(l eoiintrv |>rn|tfrty, where he carried 
Mu |>lantiML^, and may have dieil at one of these place-. .Ml of 
hi~ children were reare<l in the reliiri<>n <d" the S<K'iety of 1" ricnds, 
ami were e(|ncate«l in the 1- riiinU' school-, which were the tiiiesf 
the country atVordrd at that time. lie wa- a <irict disci pliuariau 
and very reliiri'Mi<. 

There is a tradiiiou in the family that William and l!cu- 
lali were hoth very han<lsome, lieulah in jiariicular heiuii 'd 
I'cmai'kahle sweetness and ^cntleiie-s, with tace of rciiular and 
heantifid features. She was an exhorter, and would sometimes 
"sjM'ak in nieetintr when the <|»irit nioveil," and, thouiih very i-e- 
Hn»'d. was fond of expres-siuir the natural elo(|uenc(^ that wa- in 
hei'. She u<ed to wear <ilverv ^ray dre-M'<, with -n<twv 'kei'chief 
of th<' tinest linen, with cap tr» match. Tlie^e would he hem- 
stiteheil with much delicacy, for while the (Quakers eschewed 
embroideries and laces, they allowed themselves much luxury 
in (jiKiJih/ of hoth matei'ial and workmaii-hi|i on llieii- (•lothinu-, 
and their plain <lresses were (d'ten marvels of dainty lu'edle- 
work. Beulah was considered a most remarkahle wftnian, 

Slie died at 1 ..'(dock a. m., March lM, ls24, ajred 01 years, 
10 month- and 17 day-. llci- funeral was aften.led hy many 
Quakers from all the eomitry around, and even froin I'hila. 
and Chester Co., where .she had s]»ent her girlhood. 

At the pre.sent time a trolley ride throuiih enchantinc: hits 
of woodland an<l hy ex(p)isite little cflens will well repay the 
descendant of William an<l lleulah who visits Philadel])hia, 

JV> Varietur. 


One of the Defenders of Baltimore, 1812. 
(The Autograph is Taken From His Masonic Diploma.) 

^i^'Z^e-<><z-2,-^L-<i.y^<— Qy- 

^c:r:^-y^ 'T-O, 


{Daughter of Lemuel Holmes.) 
A Descendant of Rev. John Holmes, Brewster, Cushman, Warren, Faunce, 
Bartlett, Allerton, Harlow, Washburn, Hopkins, Masterson, Bourne and 
Other Famous Puritans. 


and wishes to see the country made sacred bj several genera- 
tions of ancestors whose lives were remarkable examples of 
goodness and usefulness. The lovely Brandy wine River, so 
wonderful for its scenery, flows down through Chester Co. and 
empties into the Delaware near Wilmington. The famous and 
beautiful Wissa-hickon is not far away, and all the country 
around is filled with groves of fine trees, some of these of ancient 
date, with the luscious color which the rich soil produces, this 
being the ''Garden of Pennsylvania." A trip to old Darby and 
to Swartmore and to old Chester, where many ancient houses can 
he seen, should be part of the pilgrimage, and it will not be 
complete without a visit to some of the old meeting houses, sev- 
eral of which are yet kept up in the old style. 

Clii}. of William Bvomwcll by First Wife, Mart/ Forster.'* 

11 MARY BROMWELL. b. Oct. 26. 1774; d. Oct. 1, 1820: m. Henry 

12 HANNAH BROMWELL. b. March 2. 1777: d. June 9, 1798. aged 
21 yrs, 3 m. 7 d; ni. • Bowers. 

Chil. by Second Wife, Beulah Hall. 

13 WILLIAM BROMWELL (JR.). b. in Phila., Jan. (June) (?) L 
1780; m. Eliza Coulson. 

14 DEBORAH BROMWELL. b. Oct. 4, 1781 ; d. at her brother's place, 
Merlyn Park, Cecil Co., Md., April 20, 1848 ; unm. Was always a de- 
voted Quakeress, and noted for works of charity, and for her fine 
quilts and needlework. She is buried at Nottingham Churchyard, 
near Port Deposit, on the "Eastern Shore." 

15 DAVID HALL BROMWELL. b. Jan. 28. 1783; d. Feb. 9 or 10, 
1815, in a British Prison ship, at Halifax, where he had been taken, 
having been a soldier in defense of Maryland and in the war of 1812. 
Was for a time in business with his brother William in Bait., but 
moved to Richmond. Was married. No issue. 

16 JACOB BROMWELL. b. Aug. 3. 1785 or 6, Richmond, Va. ; m. 
'ioftwice; first to Maria '""'''^ , and second to Mrs. Ellen (Moore) 
/J/V McNabbs (a cousin of Sir John Moore, the noted English General),. 

Oct. 14, 1814. 

*NOTE — Her father, Moses Forster. of Phila., seems also to have had a. 
dau. Alice. His estate was assessed at $30,000, wliich would equal over $100,- 
000 in our money. 

( )M Kov;il Ai'cli Apnm of Ilciirv Urunulitiiii nruiiiwcll, Sr. 

V\'hito sntin. with piping of red. and decoration of blue, and of gold and 
Bilvor thrf-ads. Made previous to lS2fi. and may bo much older, as there is a 
tradition that it belonged to his father, William Bromwell. It was worn by 
his son wlien, as Grand Master of III. A. F. and A. M., he laid the corner-stone 
of the Ma.sonic Temple in Washington, D. C, and on many other great occa- 


17 BEULAH BROMWELL. b. Sept. 18, 1788; d. Dec. 21, 1788. 

18 JOSEPH BROMWELL. b. Nov. 27, 1790; d. April 1, 1855; iinm. 
Always lived with his sister Deborah, and is buried by her side in 
Nottingham Churchyard, Cecil Co. 

19 HENRY BROUGHTON BROMWELL. b. in Richmond, Va., Oct. 11, 
1793; d. in Charleston, 111., March 25, 1867; m. Henrietta Holmes, 
Aug. 18. 1818. 

20 BEULAH BROMWELL. b. Nov. 9, 1800; d. Aug. 25, 1803. 

TiiiED^ Fourth^ Fifth^ Sixth axd Seventh Generations. 

The Descendants of Mary (11). 

(11) MARY BROMWELL. b. Oct. 26, 1774 ; m. Henry 
Broiighton, who died Oct. 21, 1818. His family was of Henrico 
Co., Va. They lived in Richmond at one time, and seem to 
have been very intimate with the Bromwells, both in Baltimore 
and Port Deposit. It is an old English name, and first occurs 
in Va. as far back as 1635. In England it has been a great 
name ever since the time of Llenry IV. Broughton Hall is in 
Eccleshall, County Stafford. jSToted branches of the name are 
also found in Cheshire. It is also an old name in Maryland. 

Chil. of Mary Bromwell and Henry Broughton. 


22 DR. HENRY BROMWELL BROUGHTON. Was a phys. in Port 
Deijosit. Grad. in Bait., Md. ; m. Isabella Sophia Evans. One dau., 
Georgiana, who m. Jesse J. Buckley, whose itiother was Martha Da- 
venport. Sophia Buckley was a dau. of Georgiana. She m. H. R. 
Cameron, a druggist, and has one son. (Port Deposit, Md.) 

23 MARY F. BROUGHTON. m. a McCoy, and lived near Port Deposit, 
at a country place called "Evans' Choice." Had chil.: August Will- 
iam (d. at 30). Henry, James, John, Willia7n Bromwell, Joshua, 
Mary, Newton, Beulah (who m. and moved to Cinn., O.). George, 
who went to China in 1863. GuUelma (died), and Marcus, b. 1843. 

NOTE — BEULAH HALL had a brother, JOSEPH HALL, who went to 
Cinn. in 1819, according to old letters. He had at that time DEBORAH, 
DAVIS, SALLY ANN, JOSEPH, AMELIA and BEULAH; he speaks of his 
son going to "Americai." 

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(He was Made a Master Maso^i in 1823, King David's Lodge No. 6'8, Baltimore.) 


The Descendants of }YiUiam (13). 

(13) WILLIAM BEOMWELL. h. in Phila. Jan. 1, 
ITSO; m. Eliza Coulson. He d. July 10, 1827, from drinking a 
glass of ice-water after being overheated in the sun. He had 
lumber yards and other business in Baltimore, and carried on a 
business in weaving wire and the manufacture of wheat fans. 
In 1805 was in partnership with his brother David, and later 
with his brothers Henry B. and Jacob, in the manufacture of 
wire and wire weaving, and making of wire goods. He was 
very devout and religious, and an excellent business man, and 
made a great deal of money, but lost much of it, in company 
with his brother when the lumber yards were burned in 1822. 
He kept up a fine country home in Cecil Co., and spent much 
of his time there. The quaint old house still stands where he 
lived when in Port Deposit. The place was called ^Merlyn Park, 
and all his children were born there. It is on the land now 
owned by the heirs of his son. Dr. Robert E. Bromwell, and is 
used now by the tenant. Dr. Bromwell died in the newer house, 
which was called Hillwood, and is situated some distance from 
the old one. The place is most beautiful, with fine old trees 
and lawns. The scenery about Port Deposit is ideally lovely, 
being varied, with hills of broken outline, and much coloring. 
jSTottingham Church is near by, with its hedges of clipped cedar 
and grand old elms. Here the family of William have always 
worshipped, and in the beautiful grounds surrounding the little 
edifice of pinkish stone, many of them are buried. 

Chil. of William Bromwell and Eliza. 

24 GEORGE BROMWELL. d. in inf. 

25 MARTHA BROAfWELL. d. Aug. 20, 1817, aged 7 m. 25 d. 

26 THOMAS BROMWELL. d. in inf. 

27 MARY ELIZA BROMWELL. b. 1818: d. 1854. 

28 BEULAH HALL BROMWELL. b. 1820: d. March 15. 1874: m. Al- 
fred G. Ridgeley. who d. 185G. Thfy lived near Port Deposit. He 
was of the old Ridgelev family of Md. 

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C£^^S^ -^ /^d'^dhi/^-f^ '^ Z^vl^t^^D ^x«)fc^^ ^*2y^j7 U^^>£m? 







Leaf from an old contract drawn up by Henry B. Bromwell, Sr., when 
he was 24 years old (in 1S17), being a part of an agreement between himself 
and his elder brother William on going into the lumber business together in 
Baltimore. The business was built up very greatly, and five years after- 
ward, when the fire occurred which swept it out of existence, was worth 
over $25,000, which would represent as much as $100,000 in the money of the 
present day. 


29 DEBORAH FELL BROMWELL. b. Feb. — , 1822; d. in Paterson, 
N. J., March 23, 1897; m. George J. A. Coulsoii, Oct. 22, 1844. Had 
issue: Sophia Broughton, Eliza Bromioell, Florence Oeorgiana (who 
d. April 18, 1903), Alfred Ridgeley (who d. Nov. 18, 1853), George 
(Rev. George Coulson) , Mary Bromioell (artist)-, and Robert Brom- 
well, who m. Elizabeth Cooke. No gvandchil. in this family. 

30 SAMUEL BROMWELL. b. 1825; d. 1834. 

31 DR. ROBERT EVANS BROMWELL. b. Feb. 28, 1827; m. Joseph- 
ine Evans. 

(31) DR. ROBERT EVA:NtS BROMWELL. b. at Mer- 

Ijn Park, Cecil Co., Md. ; lived all liis life on the same place 
where he was born, and d. there March 21, 1906, in a house 
erected at a later date on another part of the grounds. He grad- 
uated in medicine at the University of Maryland in 1850, and 
practiced in Cecil Co., having a very successful career, and be- 
ing much beloved by all his neighbors. The situation of his 
place was ideally refined and attractive, and he passed a very 
happy life with congenial society. His last days were saddened 
by the death of his only son, and from this blow he never fully 
recovered. He m. Josephine Evans (dan. of the Hon. Levi 
IloUiiif/sivorth Evans, b. Mar. 15, 1798 ; d. Oct. 11, 1868), son of 
John Evans and Mary Alexander, son of Bohert Evans and ]\Ear- 
garet Kirkpatrick, son of John Evans (1680-1738), who m. 
Jean Moore, from Wales). 

Chil. of Dr. R. E. BromiceU aud Josephine. 

32 MARY EVANS BROMWELL. b. May 5, 1862; d. Sept. 29. 1872. 

33 A • l^ l3- Feb. 24. 1866; d. 
"""^^^vw /^ht—^—t .-^--t^-e-^c Sept. 30. 1898: unm. 

In 1888 graduated at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, followed 
by a post-graduate course, and the degree of Ph. D. from the same in- 
stitution. In 1891 was connected with the U. S. Naval jNIuseum of 
Hygiene at Wash., D. C. : he then spent several years in Tenn., 
where he held an important post as Consulting Chemist: was Asso. 
Prof, of Chemistry in Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, and died while 
Prof, and instructor in Chemistry, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He 

T H E B R ]\I W E L L F A M I L Y 


(Mrs. Coulson) 29. 





was very ambitious and seemed to have a brilliant future before him, 
but was stricken with typhoid fever, and died after a short illness. 

Sept. 10, 1871; m. Oct. 17, 1899, Dr. Alexan- 
der Richter Crai<r, Phila., who is connected 
with the Medical Dept. of the University of 
Pa. She was educated at the Southern Home 
School in Bait. Had issue: Josephine Brom- 
loell, h. Nov. 15, 1900; and d. April 12, 1904. 
Margaretta, h. Sept. 3, 1902, and Robcrin 
Bromioell, b. Feb. 24, 190.5. 

The Descendants of Jacob (16). 

(10) JACOB BROMWELL. b. in Richmond, Va., Aug. 
3, 1785 (or 6) ; d. Xov. 27, 1866, in Switzerland Co., Ind., a 
country place not far from Cinn., O. Here he had spent 
his declining years after retiring from business in Cinn. in 
1846 or 1817, and where he was surrounded by his children 
and grandchildren, and greatly beloA^ed for his kind and amia- 
ble disposition. 

He was educated in the Quaker schools of Baltimore, and 
then became a partner and associate of his father there, carry- 
ing on a wire-weaving and wheat-fan making business, and ac- 
cumulating enough money to enable him to come, in 1815, to 
Cinn., O., where he embarked in the same business which is 
still owned by his great-grandson, William Bromwell Melisli 

NOTE — The Craig family descent is as follows : 

Captain Samuel Craig, Sr. (of N. J., and after 1772 of Westmoreland 
Co., Pa.) ; d. about 1777; m. Eliz. McDonald. 

Captain Samuel Crairj, Jr. b. 1757; d. 1S08, Westmoi-eland Co., and 
Eliz. Shields, dau. of Col. John Shields, of Salem Twp. 

Alexander Craig, b. Aug. 15, 1794, in Westmoreland Co.; d. at Hillside, 
Sept. 10, 1869, and s'ybilla Kern of Greensburg, Pa., dau. of Joseph Kern, and 
Margaretta Steinbach. 

Dr. Alexander Craig, b. at Hillside, Westmoreland Co., Pa., Dec. 22, 
1838; d. Columbia, Pa., Aug. 16, 1899, and Eleanor Margaretta Richter, dau. 
of Washington Richter and Elizabeth Mayer Cottrell. Their son, Alex. Rich- 
ter Craig m. Florence C. Bromwell. 




William (10). • 
Jacob (I): 

( The First of Cincinnati. ) 

(son of Maria, dan. of his eldest son, William), and noAV a 

large establishment. He m. first Maria , l\v whom 

he had two children, and second on Oct. 14, 1814, Mrs. Ellen 
■SfeN^abb, who first saw him as he was passing her house in Bal- 
timore in his regiment (he having participated in the war of 


There is a romantic tradition related of this lady, which 
has been handed down to her descendents, and is worth record- 
ing. It is said that her father, with his two little daughters, 
Helen or Ellen Stuart Moore, and Rennie Moore, came to the 
Colonies when the children were two and three years of age, 
having his own ship, and returning to Scotland later, leaving 
the children in care of a relative. He was never afterward 
heard from, and it is supposed the ship was lost, or that he had 
been killed in the rebellion going on at that time. His name 
was Robert Moore, and his wife was Helen Stuart. He was 
thought to have been a relative of Sir John Moore. There is 
also in this branch of the Bromwell family a tradition relating 
to Bromwell, which might be worth mentioning; it is to the 
effect that the name was originally Cromwell, and that the first 
ancestor in America changed the first letter of his name on com- 
ing to this country, because he was a political exile, following 
the Cromwellian downfall in England. For a long time after 
the Restoration the name of Cromwell was held in disrepute 
in England. Even in the Colonies families were not anxious to 
acknowledge any connection with the fallen Protector, as it often 
in those times meant political and social death to them. The 
Protector died in 1658, and no doubt it was at least a hundred 
years before this persecution and the fear it created, wore out. 

Jacob Bromwell was said to have been a very large, portly 
man, and to have been fond of good living, and to have kept 
open house and table for all of his friends and kindred, almost 
to the detriment of his estate. 

Chil. of Jacob Bromicell and Maria {First Wife). 

35 WILLIAM BROMWELL. b. in Bait., Md., about 180G: ni. Sara 

36 JACOB BROMWELL. b. in Baltimore, July 27, 1809; m. Eliz. 

By Second Wife Ellen {Moore) McNabb. 

37 HELEN RENNIE BROMWELL. b. in Bait., Md., Oct. 21, 1815; m. 
Wm. L. Young. 


38 HENRY BROUGHTON BROMWELL (JR.). Named for his uncle, 
b. March 4, 1819, in Bait.; m. Mrs. Sara Peers Avril. 

39 JOSEPH BROMWELL. b. Jan. 11, 1821, in Cinn., O. ; m. Emily 

40 BEULAH BROMWELL. b. Jan. 21, 1823, in Cinn., 0.; m. Wm. 
McCarthy. Had issue: William, George, Mollie, Mattie, Ella, Ho- 
ratio ( ? ) . 

41 ROBERT BROMWELL. b. June 10, 182.5, in Cinn., 0.; m. Harriet 

42 CHARLES BROMWELL. b. Dec. 25, 1826; m. Margaret Barton. 
(He served in the Civil War.) Had Olive and John. The children 
were in Texas when last heard from (about 1895). He m. a 2d time, 
after he moved to Ark., where he d. 

43 GEORGE WASHINGTON BROMWELL. b. Cinn., 0., July 20, 1828. 
School teacher. Lived 60 years in Ind., where he d. Aug. 10, 1907, 
aged 80 yi'S. ; m., 1st, Harriet Carrington; 2d, Lucinda Coy; 3d, Eli- 
zabeth Coy; had 18 chil., 6 sons and 12 dau. In 1910 twelve of 
them were surviving. By 1st wife he had Frank and Marion, twins, 
b. 1857, the last named dying in inf. Clara, who m. Mr. Peyton (d). 
Laura, b. 1859; m. Mr. Richardson. Elmer (A), and Leonard, b. 
July 3, 1861 ; d. May 29, 1909 (m. in 1882 Louisa Peak, and had 11 
chil., as follows: Irving, Edith, Vivian, Lillie, Sylvia, Anna, Laura, 
Alma, Eleanor, Arthur (d. in inf.) and Bryan). By his 2d wife, G. 
W. Bromwell, had Andrew, Minnie, who m. Mr. Hunt, and an infant, 
unnamed. By his 3d wife he had ten more chil., the first three, 
Robert, Henry and Helen, d. in inf. Ida, m. Mr. Eichler; Emma 
m. Mr. Craig; Lulu m. Mr. Reader; Mary ra. Mr. Eichler; Eliza- 
beth m. Mr. Robinson, and Delia. 

Frank Bromwell, the 1st child, m. Emma Ellis, and had 14 
chil.: Jere, Herman, Wm., Edw.. .Jesse, Ella, Charles, Mary, 
Lily, Nellie, Emma, Rosa, Henry, Georgia. Of these chil., Ed- 
ward (the 4th) m. and has Edw. J.; Jesse (the 5th) m. and has 
Robert. Clara Bromicell Peyton, who d. in Feb., 1896, was 
twice m., 1st to Allen Coy (issue, Thomas Coy) ; 2d, Nathan 
Peyton of Cinn. (issue, Grace Peyton, Frank Peyton, Henry 
Peyton, John Peyton). Laura Bromwell Richardson m., 1st, 
Jeptha Skidmore. and had Irving Skidmore, who m. Clara Lyle 
and had Homer, Clyde, and Alice. Another child of G. W. 
Bromwell, Georgia, m. Lyle Walton. 

44 A SON. (Twin of the one above: d. in inf.). 

45 SAMUEL BROM\VELL. b. in Jefferson Co., Ind., Aug. 10, 1833. 
Had Henry, b. about 18G5, who d. in childhood: and a girl, who was 
adopted by a family in Iowa after her mother's death. He m. a 2d 
time. Lived in Kan. 


46 SARAH BROMWELL. b. Jefferson Co., Ind., Jan. 8, 1836; m. John, 
son of John Carver (Ind.). She d. Sept. 11, 1889, and he d. Feb. 
20, 1894. Had issue: Helen, m. M. Shultz, and has Daisey, Morris 
and Sidney (111.). Nannie, d. Aug. 4, 1901; ni. A. Mclntyre, and 
had John, Newlxjn and Lillie (Ind.). Mattie, m. O. D. Eckerson 
(son of Nelson, b. in Wis., Sept. 21, 1858). Issue: Adelia, Homer, 
Harrie, Daisey, Earl. Adelia, the last child of Sarah and John, ni. 
P. Mills (Ind.). 

Fourth Gexeratiox. 

(35) WILLIAM BEOMWELL. b. 1806; m. Sara Da- 
vis. Lived in Cinn., O., and was all his life a most snccess- 
ful business man, identified with everything for the advance- 
ment of that city, and was a man of fine character and educa- 
tion. He was President of the first street railway company of 
Cinn., and drove the first car down Seventh St. He extended 
the scope of the business left him by his father, and it grew 
steadily as long as he lived. He left property worth over a hun- 
dred thousand dollars to his descendants, d. in 1877, and is 
buried in Spring Grove Gem., Cinn., O. 

Chil. of William Bromucll and Bara. 

47 MARIA BROMWELL. b. Oct. 19. 1831 ; m. Rev. Thos. J. Melish. 

48 ISABELLA BROMWELL. b. 1834; m. Staats G. Burnet of Cinn., O. 

(36) JACOB BROMWELL. b. July 27, 1809 : m. Eli- 
zabeth Wolfe in Cinn., O. She was b. in ^N'ew Haven, Conn., 
Jan. 13, 1814, and d. March 10, 1888, in Cinn. They formerly 
o\vned the property opposite the present Sinton Hotel. Jacob 
Bromwell was a very prosperous business man, and was also a 
very handsome man. He d. March 22, 1855, and is buried in 
Spring Grove Cem. 

Chil. of Jacob Bronnoell and EUzaheth. 

49 BELLE BROMWELL. b. 1837; m. Ed. Atwater; d. No. chil. 

50 ANDREW J. BROMWELL. b. 1839; m. Ella Ireton. Lives in St. 
Louis. Two daus. Alice., m. Nell, m. Claranee McCiine. 

51 MINNIE BROMWELL. b. Jan. 14, 1841 ; m. Ed. Ireton (d. in Cinn., 
O., in 1892). Issue: Kate Louise, who m. Samuel J. Osborn, and 
had two chil., Samuel J. and Louise; and Minnie Belle, h. 1876, who 


m. Clinton Osborn I5rainoid of St. Louis, Oct. 18, 1897. (Lives Del- 
mar Blvd. ) . 

52 OLIVER W. BRO^NIWELL. b. Aug. 3, 1843. Is unni. Lives in 
N. Y. 

53 LOUISE BROMWELL. m Wm. Edmeston, merchant, of Cinn., 0. 

54 KATE BRO:\IWELL. Lives in Cinn., O., and has traveled a good 
deal, at one time going around the world. She was educated at 
Cinn. public and private schools. 

55 WM. OMER BUTLER BROMWELL. m. Annie Jones. Had two 
child., who d. in inf. Was Supt. of McAlpine & Co., Cinn., 0. 

(37) HELEAT REXXIE BROMWELL. b. in Bait., 

Md., Oct. 21, 1815 ; d. ; m. William L. Young, a 

Quaker, in Cinn., O. They are buried at Carthage, Ind. 
Eight Chil. of Helen R. and Wm. L. Young. 

56 DR. ROBERT WATSON YOUNG, b. July 26, 1835; d. Nov. 24, 
1902: m. in June, 1858, Thyrsa A. Berkshire. Issue: Helen. ( He 
was in Civil War, Co. R, 66th Ind. Inf.) 

57 JACOB YOUNG, d. at 3 years. 

58 WILLIAM A. YOUNG, m. twice. (He was in the Civil War.) 
Had, by 1st wife, Watson and William, and by 2d wife (Katherine), 
he had GertnuJe, Louie and Frank H. (Ind.). 

59 THEODORE YOUNG, m. Rebecca Cory. Had WiUiam, Edith, Benj. 
B., Grace and Martin. (Theodore Young was in the Civil War, and 
a prisoner at Andersonville seven months.) 

60 CHARLES YOUNG, m. Merriam B. Young. No issue. 

61 GEORGE B. YOUNG, m. Octavia Owen. Their chil. are the Rev. 
Austin L. Young (Kan.). Ethel, who is a Deaconess in Detroit. 
Rev. Owen Young (Kan.). Ruth Gladstone, Lowell. 

62 HELEN R. YOUNG, m. Solomon Sanders. Issue: Mayme, Zulah, 
D., Florence. The latter m. Jesse Allie, and had twin boys, Robert 
and Herbert. Mayme, m. Chas. Dargets, and had lone, Esther, Hugh, 
Margaret and Dorothy. 

63 FRANK H. YOUNG, m. Etta Patten. Issue: Raymond, Bern- 
ice, Helen, Marie, Esther, Frances Henriette. 

ond), b. March 4, 1819; m. Mrs. Sara Peers) Avril, dau. 
of William Peers, from London, Eng. She d. in 1886 soon 
after her husband. B}^ her first husband she had one dau., 
Laura Peers. ((7.) 


Chil. of Henry B. Bromicell {Second) and Sara. 

64 MARY BROMWELL. d. in infancy. 

65 HON. JACOB HENRY BROMWELL. b. May 11, 1847; m. Eliz. C. 

66 ELLA BROMWELL. m. Jno. C. Humphreys. Issue: Howard Brom- 
well, Grace Helen (who m. Hanna, and has a son), John Wes- 
ley and Clifford. 

67 ELIZABETH CHASE BROI\rWELL. m. Wm. F. Zessinger, a wid- 
ower with three ehil. (named Randolph, Wm. and Florence). They 
had issue: Stella, b. 1887. and Howard Bromwell, b. 1891. 

68 WILLIAM BROMWELL. Went to Ark. Is unm. 

69 ANNA BROMWELL. b. in 1865; m. Louis C. Betts. Lives in Day- 
ton, Ky. Issue: Matthetv, d. in infancy, and Lucille, d. 1908, 
aged 7 yrs. 

(47) MARIA BROMWELL. b. Oct. 19, 1831 ; d. Feb., 
1908 ; m. Rev. Thomas J. Melish, who was a well-known Rector 
of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, in Cinn., O., and also an 
editor and publisher. He d. in 189G. 

Chil. of Maria Bromwell and Rev. T. J. Melish. 

70 MARIA MELISH. b. Feb. 18, 1850: m. Wm. L. Townsend of Cinn., 
O., son of Edwin, and has Maria, who lives in New York. Ed. L., 
who m. Kate Justis, Glendale. O., and has Ed. and Helen, who m. 
Ross Young ( N. Y. ) . 

71 WILLIAM BROMWELL MELISH. b. July 28, 1851. President of 
the Bromwell Co. of Cinn., 0. (Brush and Wire Mfrs.). Is promi- 
nent in Masonic work, having been at the head of most of the jMasonic 
Grand bodies of Ohio at some time, and at present Grand Com- 
mander of the General Grand Chapter of Knights Templar of the 
U. S., and having received lately an honor from the Grand Priory 
of England and Wales, conferred by the Earl of Euston, a much- 
coveted honor, shared by only a few other American Masons. (Knight 
Com m. of Ihe Temple in the Great Priority of England and Wales. ) He 
has been Imperial Potentate of the Mystic Shrine. He m. Sara, dau. 
of Frank Gatch, and had issue as follows: May, h. 1874 (who m. 
B. F. Harris of Champaign, 111., and had Henry H., Elizabeth, Melish 
and twins, who d. in inf.) Thomas J., b. 1876 (Sec'y of the Brom- 
well Co., Cinn.) : m. Miss L. McClurg. 

72 DORA MELISH. b. June 14, 1854; m. Marshall E. Ogborn of Wyo- 
ming, O., and has Gertrude, h. 1877 (who m. Ferdinand B. Wagner, 
and has one dau., Marie O.). Ella, b. 1881, and Marie, h. 1890. 


73 GERTRUDE MELISH. m. Chas. Gibson. 

74 CHARLES B. MELISH. b. Jan. 16, 1850; m. Anna Gatch. 

75 CARRIE MELISH. m. Morrow Condon. Lives in Wash., D. C. 
Has issue: Miriam (b. 1884; m. Leonard Tingley) and Jack, b. 1890. 

76 SARA MELISH. b. 1873; m. E. T. Fuller, of R. I. Has one son, 
Edward Melish, b. 1906. 

77 REV. JOHN HOWARD MELISH. b. 1874, in Cinn., O. Was Rector 
of Christ Church, Cinn., O., and since 1905, has been Rector of the 
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, N. Y., the pulpit for- 
merly occupied by the noted Dr. Hall, who was the only friend of 
Henry Ward Beecher during the famous trial. Dr. Melish m. Mar- 
garet, dau. of Wm. R. MeComas, and has John Robert, b. 1902. Will- 
iam Howard, b. 1910. 

O,, Sept. 19, 1834; educated same place, and m. on Jan. 15, 
1852, Staats Gonverneur Bnrnet, attorney at law, a son of Isaac 
Gonverneur Burnet, whose wife was Kitty Winne Gordon of 
Goochland Co., Va. The Burnet family is one of unusual dis- 
tinction. Dr. William Burnet, Sur. Gen. in the American Rev- 
olution, and member of the Continental Congress (1777), was 
a son of Ichabod Burnet, who graduated at the University of 
Edinburg (physician). Dr. William Burnet married Miss Gon- 
verneur, and his sons were Dr. William Burnet, Jr., of ^N". Y. ; 
Major Ichabod Burnet of Ga. ; the Hon. Jacob Burnet, b. Fe1). 
22, 1770, Judge of the Supreme Court of O., and U. S. Senator 
in 1828 ; d. in Cinn., 1853. Isaac Gonverneur Burnet, b. 1786, 
first mayor of Cinn. (the father of Staats G.), and David Gonv- 
erneur Burnet, first Provisional President of the Republic of 
Texas, b. April 4, 1788. The name of Staats was derived from 
the grandfather's medical instructor in IS". Y., the eminent 
Dr. Staats. Isabella A. Bumet has lived in Cinn., O., and in 
Eldon Co., la., and since the decease of her husband, in Virginia. 

*NOTE — David Gouverneur Burnet was b. in Newarlc, N. J. He traveled 
over South America and went to Texas, where he was a promoter of her inde- 
pendence. He was President of Texas at the time of the famous Battle of 
San Jacinto, when Santa Anna surrendered. Burnet Co., Tex., is named for 
him. He was as notable for excellence of character as in other ways, and 
was a man greatly beloved for his charities; d. 1870. 


Chil. of IsabeUe Adclla Bronvtcell and Staats G. Burnet 

78 EDITH BURNET, b. Feb. 7, 1853; m. Gerril Hale Smith of Flor- 
ence, Ala. Issue: Kate Burnet (d.), Burnet Pomeroij (d. ), and 
Richard, who ni. Eobocca Mayos (Columbia, Tenn.). 

79 WILLIAM BROMWELL BURNET, b. July 15, 1854; d. Feb. 5. 
1909; m. Carrie, dan, of Peter Rudolph Net!', son of Isabel Freeman 
and Peter Neff (b 1797). Her father was a law partner of Judge 
Jacob Burnet, Jr. William Bromwell Burnet was educated at the 
State University of Iowa, and practiced law in Cinn., O., and later 
in New York. Issue: Carrie M., Darid, Staats G. and Josephine 

80 ARTHUR BURNET, b. July 25, 1850 ; m. Alice G. Neff, planter, in 
Trevalians, Va. Issue: Htigh Gordon, h. Sept. 17, 1883. Belle, b. 
April 7, 1885. Robert G., b. Aug. 0, 1891. Gladys, b. Nov. 18, 1894. 

81 JULIA BURNET, b. Sept. 25, 1858; m. Clarenf-e A. Turrell (Civil 
Eng.), Florence, Ala. Issue: Isabella, b. May 9, 1892. Margaret, 
b. March 1, 1894, and Thalia, b. July 1, 1895. 

82 HARRY BURNET, b. Jan. 18, 1801; d. in Havana, Cuba, Dec. 14, 
1909; m. Eva Hadley. Issue: Staats, b. Nov. 14, 1888. 

83 PAUL BURNET, b. Dec. 11, 1860; m. Nannie Hyne, Oct. 30, 1891 
(Hadlock, Wash.). No issue. 

84 :MARGARET BURNET. Lives in New Rochelle, N. Y. 

85 DAVID BURNET, d. in inf. 

86 SARA BELLE BURNET, d. in inf. 

11, 1847, Cinn., O., near Eighth and Mound Sts. ; m. Eliza- 
beth Catneigh Summers, Aug. 6, 1868. She is a daughter of 
Thomas and Agnes Tait Summers of Rising Sun, Ind. (See 
Tait Family Tree.) He was educated in the public schools of 
Cinn., and early in life became a teacher, following this profes- 
sion for 17 years, connected all the time with advanced work 
in the Cinn. high schools, and especially Avith Hughes High 
School. He studied law, and in 1880 graduated from the Cinn. 
Law College, and at once commenced the practice, remaining 
in Cinn., where he soon became Assistant County Solicitor for 
Hamilton Co., which office he held four years. In 1894 he was 
elected to Congress, and for several terms was re-elected, serving 
ten years, retiring in 1903 (2d Ohio District). Since this date 
he has been Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1907-13). 



{Fifth Generation.) 

(Judge Bromwell introduced into Congress the first Resolution pertain- 
ing to the Spanish-American "War. The Resolution called for an appropria- 
tion of $20,000,000 for the commencement of hostilities.) 

In addition to the honors he has had in the political field 
he has been much honored bj the Masonic Institution, having 
been for years Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, 
and havinff received the 33rd decree in the Scottish Rite. 


Chil. of Hon. J. H. Bromwell and Elizabeth C. 

May 1, 1809. Educated at Cinn., 0., graduating at the Woodward 
High School^ and later at the U. S. Military Academy, at West 
Point, N. Y., June 12, 1890, then studying at the U. S. Engineering 
School, and graduating in 1893. Made 1st Lieut, in 1895. Took the 
rank of Captain in 1901, since which time he has served in import- 
ant engineering projects throughout the country, helping to fix the 
boundaries of Yellowstone Park, and under the administration of 
President Roosevelt being Superintendent of Public Grounds and 
Buildings in Washington, as well as being chief attache to the Presi- 
dent in the White House. He, during this period, represented the 
President in Greece in some important negotiations. He has lately 
taken the rank of Major (June, 1909). He married Letitia Greene 
Scott, dau. of Matthew T. Scott, of Bloomington, 111., and niece of 
the wife of Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson, who gave her away 
at the wedding in Washington, D. C, June 11, 1896. Had issue: 
Mattheic Scott, b. on Decoration Day, May 30, 1897, and Mildred, b. 
in 1900. 

88 BLANCHE BROMWELL. b. in Newport, Ky., Jan. 3, 1872; m. Aug. 
2, 1893, Royal Camillus Hart, who d. in 1895. She has traveled a 
good deal w^ith her little son, and lives with her father at Wyoming, 
0. Issue: Royal Camillus, b. Nov. 18, 1895. 

89 HELENE MARIE BROMWELL. b. in Rising Sun, Ind., Jan. 21, 
1878. Educated at the high schools of Cinn. and Wyoming; m. 
George Clifford Ault, son of Charles Albert Ault, of Wyoming, 0. 
He is President of the Ault & Jackson Lumber Co. of Cinn., O. Is- 
sue: Bromwell, b. June 28, 1899. Elizabeth, h. Oct. 6, 1901. Charles 
Albert, b. Aug. 11, 1903, and Jean King (named for Dr. J. B. King), 
b. Aug. 21, 1908. 

90 MAUDE BROMWELL. Lives in Wyoming, 0., with her father. 

(39) JOSEPH BROMWELL. b. in Cinn., O., Jan. 11, 
1821 ; m. Emily Gowcly. He was burned to death about 1874, 
on the steamer "Pat Rogers," on the Ohio River. His widow 
lived to the age of 81 in Madison, Ind. 

Chil. of Joseph Bromwell and Emily. 

91 AMELIA BROMWELL. b. Cinn., 0., Dec. 11, 1843; d. in 1906; m. 
John Egan in 1861. He d. in 1909. Issue: Amelia, b. Feb. 12, 
1864; m. Jno. Salm (has 7 chil.). John, b. June 15, 1865; m. E. 
Schank (3 chil.). Edio., b. June 17, 1868; m. I. Hotten. Blanche, 
h. June 27, 1871; m. Jas. P. Hogan (1 child). Daniel, b. Oct. 21. 


1873; d. July 29, 1902 (unm.). William, b. June 8, 1875; m. E. 
Holmes (Montana). Pius, b. Oct. 20, 1876; m. D. Crets (1 child) ; 
Sylvester, b. Nov. 19, 1879; d. Sept. 19, 1880. 

92 WILLIAM R. BROMWELL. b. May 3, 1846, in Ohio; m. Lizzie 
Fenn. He died Aug. 29, 1906, in Xashville, Tenn., having been one 
of the most respected citizens of that city. He started the Cumber- 
land Iron Works there, and was associated with his brother, John 
R., in the enterprise. Early in life he had been a traveler and visited 
all parts of the country. He died suddenly of heart failure. Had 
issue: William Joseph, b. June 29, 1880, in Xewjwrt, Ky. (m. An- 
nie Howell). Dora E., b. same place, Feb. 8, 1882, and d. in Nash- 
ville in her young girlhood, receiving many testimonials as to the 
beauty and perfection of her person and character. 

93 HELEN P. BROMWELL. b. in Covington, Ky., July 11, 1847; m. 
Isaac Simonton in 1863. Issue: Joseph, b. April 8, 1865; d. Sept. 

7, 1889. Oliver, b. March, 1867 (m. , and has one child, Harry 

R.) ; Richard, b. Aug. 27, 1871 (m. and has Marvin M.), and Harry 
Bert, b. May, 1876 (m. and has 1 child). Emma, b. May 29, 1880 
(m. Harn, and had Cecil). Archie, b. Sept. 11, 1884. 

94 JOHN RICHARD BROMWELL. b. Feb. 22, 1850, in Cinn., 0.: m. 
Lizzie Krafts, in Newport, Ky., in 1872. He lives in Tenn. Issue: 
George, b. Sept. 13, 1873; m. Annie Spilman. Jennie, b. Aug. 16, 
1875 (m. James Le Roy Harper (son of James), and has son, Leroy, 
who was b. Oct. 2G, 1893, and dau., Willie Gertrude, who was b. Jan. 
21, 1897). Birdie, b. Jan. 18, 1890; m. Tom Gilliman. 

95 RICHARD BRO^^IWELL. b. Feb. 2, 1852, in Cinn., 0.; m. Mary 
Hill, in Newport, Ky., 1876. He is a merchant in Covington, Ky. 
Issue: Alice Catherine, b. Aug. 24, 1878; m. Mr. Grizzell. William 
James, b. July 13, 1882; d. June 10, 1898. Clarence Joseph, b. May 
15, 1885; d. April 17, 1880. Estella, b. March 25, 1877. The eldest 
dau., Alice, has two chil., Richard Earl, b. April 26, 1901, and Dor- 
othy May, b. Sept. 5, 1903. 

96 ELISA JANE BROMWELL. b. Cinn., Dec. 26, 1854; m. in Newport, 
Ky., Jan. 14, 1874, Benj., son of Joseph Dorks of Pa. Issue: Harry, 
b. March 23, 1875; m. Hannah Lambert of Ky., and has Loretta, b. 
April 12, 1896. Althea, b. April 22, 1901, and Matthew, b. July 22, 
1908. He is a minister and lives in Colo. Albert, b. Nov. 30, 1879; 
m. and lives in Ore. Helen, b. Jan. 4, 1887; has been a teacher; m. 
J. G. Grimes, Nov. 27, 1907 (Ore.). Leonard, b. Ocl. 4, 1894; lives 
in Ore. 

97 JULIA D. BROMWELL. b. in Cinn., Aug. 15, 1858; d. Aug. 8, 1881 ; 
m. Jas. Bunce, 1879; had one child, who died with her (drowned). 

98 LAURA BELLE BROMWELL. b. Dec. 11, 1863; m. Frederic Klein- 
schmidt, in Ind., 1878. Issue: Minnie, b. May 8, 1881. Jessie, b. 


April 22, 1888 (m. Lesley Brock, and has one child). Honard, h. 
Oct., 1892. Manj, b. April IS, 1898. Gladys, b. Nov., 1900; d. May 
28, 1902. 

99 JOSEPH BROMWELL. b. Sept. 10. , in Newport, Ky. ; m. in 

1893, Elizabeth Giltner. Issue: Horace Charles, b. Sept. 27, 189.5. 
Albert Richard, b. June 12, 1902. Iloicard Milton, h. June 27, 1905. 
Kenton Co., Ky. (Scott's P. 0.) 

(41) KOBERT BEOMWELL. 1). June 10, 1825, 
Cinii., O. ; d. 'Nov. 3, 1892 ; m. in 1845, Harriet Cake. Was 1st 
Lieut. 5th Ohio Inf. (Civil War). Had issue: 

100 LEWIS L. BROMWELL. b. Cinn., O.. July 17, 1847; d. in Oak- 
land, Cal., Jan. 27. 1908; m. Fannie, dau. of John Converse. He 
removed to the Pacilic Coast in 1870, and became prominently iden- 
tified with the insurance business, spending years of his life building 
up and promoting a company (of which he was Vice-Pres. ), and had 
many risks placed in San Francisco during the great earthquake 
and fire in 1907 ; the disaster ruined his company, in which most of 
his fortune was invested, and while he was cheerful and brave over 
the losses, they ultimately caused his death. He Avas handsome, pop- 
ular, a member of a number of prominent clubs, and had been Grand 
Master of the I. 0. 0. F. of Cal., and was a member of the Elks' Soci- 
ety; was most generous, had a handsome home, and liked to entertain 
his friends. He was in youth a soldier in the U. S. Navy, and later in 
the Civil War. He was a man of very honorable dealings and strict 
integrity. Had issue: Louise, b. Sept. 21, 1872; m. Shelby Martin, 
Aug. 3, 1883 (m. Walter Luzador and has two chil). Laura, b 
and had two sons. John Wesley and Kenneth C. (2) Percival, b. 
June, 1874; d. 1909; m. but no issue. (3) Harry, b. Oct. 24, 
1879; d. 1899; unm. (4) Bcrnice, b. Jan. G, 1893. 

101 P.ENJAMIN T. F. BROMWELL. b. 1849; m. Elizabeth M. Hayes 
in 1874. He d. Aug. 2G, 1908. Had issue: Minnie, b. Jan. 10, 1875; 
d. Aug. 10, 1890, aged 15 yrs. 

The Descendants of Henry B., Sr. (19). 

Richmond, Va., Oct. 11, 1793 ; m. in Bait., Md., Aug. 18, 1818, 
to Henrietta, dau. of Lemuel and Patience (Harlow) Holmes 
of Plymouth Co., Mass. He d. in Charleston, 111., March 25, 
1867. His wife survived him almost fifteen years, dying Jan. 
7, 1882, in Denver, Colo. 


He was reared in the Quaker schools of Baltimore, the 
finest the city afforded, receiving- a classical education, and be- 
ing taught, as all his father's children were, the religion of the 
Society of Friends. His father had a very handsome and com- 
fortable home in Baltimore, and also visited often his planta- 
tion on the ''Eastern Shore." He reared his children with strict 
j-eligious observances, but for some reason those who "married 
out of meeting" did not displease him as much as they did his 
gentle and pious wife Beulah. While he was a very religious 
and good man, he was not fanatical as some were, and had 
broad views. Henry, who was the pet and darling of his mother, 
and much like her in disposition and temperament, very much 
wished to go to England and study art, for which he was said 
to have great talent. His grandmother Hall (Deborah Fell) 
had been a friend of Benjamin West, the famous painter, when 
West was a boy in Chester Co., Pa. She was fond of relating 
stories of West, and his success in Europe so interested young 
Henry that he for some time wished to cultivate this talent in 
schools abroad, but was never able to carry out his design. His 
early years were spent in work and study in his father's office 
as bookkeeper and accountant. He wrote a very beautiful hand, 
and his letters give evidence of excellent education and man- 

In the war of 1812 he, with his brothers Jacob and David, 
took part, for Quaker youths could fight to protect their homes. 
He was one of the defenders of Baltimore in the Battle of 
Xorth Point, the decisive battle of the war. He was then 17 
years of age, but his brothers were older. He first went into 
business for himself with his elder brother William in 1815, 
and, according to the articles of agreement between them, Will- 
iam contributed all the capital, $14,85-1.75, while Henry and 
James Clark, the other partner, were to carry on the business, 
and pay William interest on the money thus loaned. This ar- 
rangement seems to have worked well, for only two years later, 


in 1817, this firm was dissolved, and William and Henry again 
made articles of agreement by wliicli William contributed $19,- 
000 cash, while Henry put in nearly $4,000, which represented 
the profits from the previous venture. They had a large lumber- 
yard and carried on quite a business. William, in addition to 
this, had a shop where he carried on the business of wheat-fan 
making and wire-weaving. His connection with Henry was only 
in the lumber-yard, and he probably helped with advice and in 
other ways, as he was much older and more experienced. The 
business was flourishing in every way, and growing month by 
month, when, in 1822, June 23rd, a fire swept all away. It was 
Sunday morning, and the yards were surrounded by high fences. 
A man had Avhipped a negro that morning, and in revenge the 
negro had set fire to his master's store near the lumber yards. 
The shingles and other dry piles of wood and lumber easily 
caught from the blaze of the store, and in a very few hours all 
the worldly possessions of Henry and his brother William were 
destroyed. It was not possible to put the fire out, and there 
was no insurance. William did not feel the loss so much as 
Henry, for he had another good business, and also land and 
other property. Later, when the father's estate was divided, the 
children all shared in the patrimony, and this gave a start again 
to Henry, but he was much discouraged and diffident for years 
afterward, although he again went into the lumber business after 
his removal to Cinn., or about 1826. Here he was associated 
with others in the building of steamboats for use on the Ohio 
River, then a great thoroughfare to the west and south. 

The following old. paper serves to show the sort of boats 
that were built in those days, as well as to explain several items 

of his business at that time : 

"Cincinnati, Feb. 23, 1825. 
"This is to certify that we, John Newton, Henry B. Bromwell, and 
Abraham P. Howell, have this day contracted with Isaac Hamet to build us 
a Steamboat, to be called the 'Dandy,' of the following size and construction, 
and on the following conditions: 


"She is to be 80 feet straight rabbit on the keel, and 19 feet beam, 
and precisely the shape of the model shown us, and to be built of the very 
best of material, and that to be well seasoned. The keel to be of good white 
oak, the timbers to be one-third locust, one-third red cedar, and the other 
third white oak, clear of rots, bad knots, sap and windshakes. The kelson 
and keel are to be cut out, and the timbers let in so that the kelson and 
keel meet each other and make a good joint. The clamps are to be made of 
white oak, and notched into the timber about one inch. The bottom of the 
boat is to be made of good, sound white oak, of such thickness and width 
as we may think best, and to be spiked and bolted on in the best manner. 

"The Deck is to be made of good, sound timber, clear of rots, bad 
knots, windshakes, etc., and both bottom and deck to be caulked and 
pitched in the best manner ; she is to be finished with a guard and railing, 
rudder and bowsprit, and, in fact, to be finished in first-rate style and full 
as well as the best of boats are finished, and to be delivered to us in the 
water, clear of all breakages, injuries, or anything of the kind. For which 
w^e are to pay him $1,000. We are, if we think proper, to pay for the tim- 
ber and lumber and hands' wages to his order, to the amount of $600, and 
when the boat is finished, we are to pay him the balance of $400, or he is to 
find every article of material and pay hands' wages, and we are to pay him 
$150 when the boat is one-fourth completed, and $150 when two-fourths 
completed, and $150 when three-fouiths completed, and the balance when 
fully completed and delivered. He also agrees to complete and deliver said 
boat in three months from this date, and as much sooner as possible, or to 
pay $5 each day for each day we may be kept out of said boat after the 
three months expire, and he also agrees that John Newton may be there 
and see the work going on, and have the privilege of making such altera- 
tions as he may think proper, and throw out such timber as he may think 
unfit to go into said boat. It is also agreed that all spikes and bolts are to 
be made of the best Junietta iron. It is also agreed that he is to furnish 
the capson, and we the iron for said capson. 


The family have a tradition that the boats were operated 
at a loss on account of several breakages and wrecks. At any 
rate, he seems to haA-e removed to Dayton, Middletown, and later 
to Coshocton Co., O., and in 183G to Illinois, where he took 
up some land, to which he was entitled as a "bounty" for his 
services in the war of 1S12. This land was in Cumberland, on 


the "National Eoad," then finished thus far, and, as fortune 
would have it, was stopped at Cumbeidand, and instead of being 
the great thoroughfare to St. Louis that the people expected, 
was never completed much beyond this point. It was a "fine 
road, macadamized, built at the expense of the government, and 
had. been promoted bv Henry Clay. Many persons filled the 
country at this time traveling along this road. It had stone 
bridges, and property along it was considered likely to be valu- 
able. The family lived in exile here for tAvelve years l)efore 
they were able to trade this land for other property and move 
away.* He had brought with him in moving to Illinois a num- 
ber of excellent books, and they were able to educate their 
children, and, in fact, started a school in the place which they 
kept up for some time. He was always anxious to help in every 
way to promote education in the county, and it did much good. 
He was always greatly beloved for his sweetness of nature, 
which, united with his generosity and attractive manners, made 
him one to be singled out in any community, and remembered 
with tenderness even by those in no way related to him. 

He was always very fond of children, and especially of 
his little grandchildren, Genie in particular being his favorite. 
He always called her "^'Little Pet/^ and otherwise gave her great 
attention. The two eldest children of his daughter Laura had 
been his first favorites, and as they were one after the other 
stricken by death, his heart was almost broken ; he grieved for 
years over this loss of these two little grandchildren ; one was 
bom after the other died, and both died at the same age. His 
daughter Henrietta was the idol of his heart at all times, but 
she died at the age of 25 years. He could not give her up, but 
would take his chair and spend hours in the graveyard grieving 
and refusing to be comforted. She was a remarkable young 

NOTE — The S. W. quarter of the S. E. quarter of Sec. 17, and the S. E. 
quarter of the S. W. quarter of same, in Twp. 10 N., Range 14 W., Clark Co., 
111. ; also lots 4-.5, in block 1 1, in the west quarter of block, Cumberland. Lem- 
uel Holmes' lots where he lived were Nos. 3 and 6 in block 1, Cumberland. 


woman and an unusual child, very studious, always writing (her 
poetical compositions were frequently published in the papers of 
the time), and she had high ambitions for her brother. She 
was said to be very handsome, Avith beautiful dark brown eyes. 

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and hair that curled naturally and hung in long ringlets around 
her shoulders. The Bible she read incessantly, and became 
filled with the spirit of it, as persons did at that time in those 
lonely situations. She had a little Sunday-school for the chil- 
dren of the neighborhood, which she kept up for years, and also 
a little private day school and a class in singing. She was much 
like her brother in disposition and appearance and temperament. 


The country was full of malaria, occasioned by the open- 
ing up of the rich soil of the prairies and forest lands. Every 
house had a case of sickness, and many deaths occurred in every 
family during a number of years. They Avere all ill most of the 
time for fifteen years after coming to Illinois, and the country 
contained no money, and there were no markets. They had so 
much sickness during this period that the sur\dvors of the fam- 
ily for thirty years afterward, or as long as they lived, continued 
to complain and feel that they were not quite well and never 
would be. They were never reconciled to the death of this 
beautiful and gifted daughter and sister, a martyr to the settle- 
ment of Illinois. Her mother would grieve and weep over the 
loss forty years afterward. She was buried in the little "Cum- 
berland Burying Ground," on the ''Xational Eoad," near the 
house where she died. 

His wdfe was a woman of so much vigor that she kept 
things from becoming stagnant even in a western wilderness. 
If she could have moved every year she would have done so, and 
encompassed the earth in her desire for change. He gave up 
the place in 1848 and went to Vandalia, wliich had been the 
capital of Illinois, afterward removed to Springfield. He was 
a Mason, having been a member in Baltimore of King David's 
Lodge, and of Jerusalem Chapter R. A. M. of Maryland. In 
Vandalia he joined Fayette Lodge, and later on removing to 
Charleston, after about ten years in Vandalia, he was a mem- 
ber of Charleston Lodge ]^o. 35, wdiich performed the beautiful 
rites of the Craft at his funeral, which was very large. Many 
of the Masons appeared in blue sashes, a fashion not uoav in 
vog-ue. The diploma herein represented was always carried 1)y 
him on his travels to Xew Orleans and other distant places dur- 
ing the active years of his life. 

They had six children, but only three grew to adult age. 
He adored his son "Pelliam," and this feeling was returned. 
So strongly had it been impressed on the son that he should 



take care of his father, that in dying, when an okl man nearly 
80 years of age, years after the death of his father, he talked 
incessantly in his delirium of his feeling of responsibility, say- 
ing: "Where is father? Is he in the house? Don't let him 
<jo out into the storm." 

Chil. of Henry liroughton Broinwell, Sr., and Henrietta. 

102 HENRIETTA MALINDA BROMWELL. b. in Bait., Md., July 29, 
1820; m. Dr. Adams A. Barbour, an Englishman, in 1838; d. in Cum- 
berland, 111., Oct. 7, 1845. No issue. 

103 HENRY PELHAM HOLMES BROMWELL (1st), b. in Bait., Md., 
May 17, 1822; d. Aug. 28, 1822, aged 3 mo. (Named Pelham for his 
mother's uncle.) 

104 HENRY PELHAM HOLMES BROMWELL (2d), b. Aug. 26, 1823; 
m. Elizabeth Emily Payne. 

105 LAURA EUGENIA BROMWELL (1st), b. in Cinn., O. ; d. at the 
age of 2 yrs. 

106 FREEMAN HARLOW BROMWELL. b. in Middletown, 0., June 27, 
1828, and d. July 4, 1828, one week old. 

107 LAURA EUGENIA BROMWELL (2d), b, Cinn., 0., July 7, 1830; 
m. John W. Cook. 

'PELHAM" IN 1848. 


Aug. 26, 1823, in Bait., Md. ; m. Elizabeth Emily, dau. of John 
Wright Papie and Elizabeth (Rice) Payne, on June 20, 1858, 
in Marshall, 111, ; he d. in Denver, Colo., Jan. 9, 1903. 

He came with his parents to Cinn., O., in 1824, when an 
infant ; lived in childhood in Montgomery, Middletown, Day- 
ton and in Coshocton, O., in that state, and in 1836, when 13 
years of age, came to Cumberland, Clark Co., 111., a town no 
more on the map, but which was on the site of the present town 
of Casey. 

In 1844, when 21 years of age, he taught school in the old 
stone school house in Marshall (called "The Academy") and 
was very successful, and esteemed a great scholar by the neigh- 
borhood. But his ambition was to study law, so as soon as the 
land could be exchanged for a newspaper, the family departed 
for Vandalia, where they lived during a number of years, or 
from 1848 until 1858. Here he assisted his father in the work 
of carrying on his paper, "^Tlie Age of Steam/' and at the same 
time studied law, and came to the bar in Nov., 1853. He 
made very elaborate preparation for his examination in law, and 
was fortified at all points, having exhausted himself in studies 
to be able not only to pass, but to pass without a mistake, and 
in fact to surprise the old lawyers by his perfect work. To his 
astonishment and chagrin the board declined to examine him at 
all, but had a few jokes at his expense, and gave him his cer- 
tificate. This was something he had not thought of, and was 
one of the great disappointments of his young life. In speaking 
of it years after^vard, he always used it as an illustration of 
the fact that his whole life through he had had much to contend 

In 1853, soon after being admitted to the bar, he was 
elected County Judge of Fayette Co., being elected at the same 
time ex-officio chairman of the County Board, which went at 
that time with the office of County Judge. "Wliile in this office 


he had charge of rebiiihling the court house (formerly the state 
capitol building), and made all the plans, drawings and con- 

tracts, and let all the work, and it was finished in good style 
for the time. It still stands, one of the examples of the old 
court houses of that period. 

While in Vandalia he made a campaign for Congress 


against Aaron Shaw, who was successful. His friends and 
intimates at this period included Robert G. Ingersoll, who was 
much devoted to him, and wrote him some very friendly letters 
for years afterward. IngersoU was also studying law, and try- 
ing to write, and sent many communications to the "Age of 
Steam," some of which, by the way, had to be rejected. 

Vandalia, besides having been the capital of the state, was 
for many years one of the largest and most important places, and 
most of the eminent lawyers of the time, such as Lincoln, Sid- 
ney Breese, and others, practiced in the courts there, and many 
others since famous were frecpiently in the })lace. Joseph and 
David Gillespie, of ^Madison Co., came there dftoii, and on the 
eastern side of the circuit Richard AV. 'r]i()m])son came over 
from Indiana. He and Jo>e])h ^iarshall and Caleb B. Smith 
were thonght to take the palm. Breeze was an illustrious man 
(of Carlyle). He was U. S. Senator, and afterwards on the 
Supreme Bench of Illinois, lx?ing Judge under three different 
constitutions of the state. Years afterward, in old age, in re- 
viewing the eminent lawyers whom he had kno\\Ti in Illinois 
during his life there, he gave the palm to these, and to Judge 
Gregory of Fayette Co. ; to Uri ]\ranley of Clark Co., who was 
a splendid lawyer and fine gentleman ; to James C. Allen of 
Palestine, who ran against Breeze for Congi'ess at one time; 
to Edmund Y. Rice of Montgomery Co., who Avas in the Con- 
stitutional Convention of 1870 ; to Charles H. Constable of 
Marshall (splendid laAvyer) ; James M. Davis of Vandalia ; Sam- 
uel W. Moulton, who was member of Congress (Shelby Co.) 
in 186-1:; to James R. Connolly of Charleston, who was later 
in Congress from that district; to Judge Thornton and Judge 
Anthony of Shelby Co. ; Seth Post of Macon, Co. ; Judge S. B. 
Gookins of Terra Haute (Ind.) ; John P. Usher, aftor^vard Sec- 
retary of the Interior under President Lincoln ; Stephen T. Lo- 
gan of Springfield, who, with Lincoln and "Long Archibald 
Williams, were counted the three heads of the state for manv 


years. Later, on removing to Charleston, he made the acquain- 
tance of Orlando B. Ficklin, who was the leader of the Democ- 
racy in Coles Co. at that time, and whose wife was Elizabeth 
Colquitt, daughter of Senator Colquitt of Georgia, the noted 
leader in the Rebellion. John Soofield of Marshall was another 
who was intimately associated with him, and grew up in Mar- 
shall, and afterward attained to the Supreme Bench of Illinois, 

Card of Introduction from Lincoln to Stanton. 

and was offered a place on the Supreme Bench of the United 
States, but declined for the reason that his wife was an invalid 
and could not leave ^larshall to live in Washington. 

Illinois was, in fact, at that time and later not a bad en- 
vironment for a young lawyer. He could find plenty of good 
subjects to sharpen his metal upon. During all the years of 
his residence in Cund)erland he studied incessantly, and was 
becoming proficient in Latin, Greek and the modern languages, 
besides mastering mathematics and the natural sciences. 

In 1856 he was on the Republican ticket for Elector for 
Fremont, but was defeated. In 1857 he removed to Charleston, 
111., (Oct.), and in 1860 was a candidate for Presidential Elec- 
tor for Lincoln, and was elected. He was on the school board, 
also, in Charleston. In 1861 he was nominated for the Con- 


stitutional Convention for connties of Douglas, Moultrie and 
Coles. His Democratic opponent, O. B. Ficklin, was elected. 
In 1864 he was nominated for Congress against John Eaton 
(Dem.), and elected by 3,300 majority.* The nomination (as 
in all cases where he was concerned), had been nnanimons. He 
was again nominated and elected in 1S66, his opponent this time 
being Gen. John C. Black, the District being the 7tli, and this 
time his majority being 4,300. Then, in 1869, he was nomi- 
nated (by acclamation) and elected a member of the Second 
Constitutional Convention for the connties of Coles, Douglas 
and Vermilion. 

He came to Colorado in Oct.-Xov., 1870 (arriving Xov. 
10th). Was President of the School Board Dist. Xo. 2 for four 
years. Elected to the Territorial Legislature (upper House), 
in 1873-5, seiwing two years. !Made campaign for Congress in 
1874, being defeated through the interests wliich he had antag- 
onized in the Territorial Council, when he ha<l prevented some 
legislation wliicli was directed toward the confiscation of the pub- 
lic lands. 

In 1878 he was elected to the Legislature of Colorado, and 
during his term of office was appointed County Judge, but de- 
clined to accept. He was elected a member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention of Colorado in 1875, and was the one who 
more than any other secured for the women of Colorado the 
right to the franchise. For this he has l>een called '*the Father 
of Woman Suffrage in Colorado." He was a most eminent 

NOTE — * In a communication from Gov. Richard Yates of lU. to Pres- 
ident Lincoln, of date Nov. 1, 1864, he requests the President to furlough any 
troops that can possibly be spared of the 49th, 114th and 119th Regs, of 111. 
Inf. (then moving back to III.), in order that they may vote: "It need not 
detain them longer than four days, and the necessity for electing a loyal 
State Senate is absolute ; and increase of three members of Congress, viz. : 
Jehu Baker defeating Morrison : Bromwell defeating Eaton, and CuUom defeat- 
ing Stuart, depends on these regiments ; and the Presidential and State ticket 
need tliat aid to guarantee success ; defeat in 111. is worse than defeat in the 
field, and I do hope you will immediately order that these regiments may be 
allowed to remain and vote on the route to Tennessee. Please answer at 
Springfield as soon as possibly convenient." 

("This despatch to be delivered to Mr. Lincoln only." 

Official Records, War of Rebellion, Series III, Vol. !,, P- S12 {190',.) 


member of this body, serving on the Committee on "Order of 
Business and Proper Rules for the Government of the Conven- 
tion/'' Chairman of the Committee on "State^ Municipal and 
County Indebtedness;" "Revisions and Adjustments ;" on Stand- 
ing Committee on "Rules;" on "The Right of Suffrage and Elec- 
tions/' and his Minority Report brought in from this Committee 
is printed in page 266 of the Proceedings of the Convention 
(edition of 1907.) In 1881 he was appointed to revise the 
laws of Colorado, which he did, working several years. (Stat- 
utes of 188 J/..) The work is still tlie official law of the state. 
(His name does not appear on the book, however, except in the 

He was always most eloquent. When, in Congress, he 
made his speech on the Civil Rights Bill, Thaddeus Stevens 
came to him, and, taking both hands, said, "It was grand." As 
Stevens was the finest orator in the House, the praise was ap- 

He ran on the same ticket with Lincoln in 1856, both be- 
ing candidates for Presidential Elector, Lincoln being for Elec- 
tor-at-Large, and he lieing for elector for the Seventh District 
(Buchanan's time). Both voted for Fremont. Others on the 
ticket were Colonel Olnoy of Chester, and John W. Palmer, 
who was candidate from the Springfield District; Allen C. Ful- 
ler of Winnebago Co., Judge Plato, Leonard Swett (Blooming- 
ton), Lawrence Weldon (Clinton), The ticket stood: 







For many years he had been one of the most influential 
and prominent speakers and orators in promoting the organi- 
zation of the Republican party in Hlinois, and to show how he 
worked, and what his influence was, a few letters of that period 


are appended to this biography. He ''stumped" the state with 
Lincohi, and assisted him in that most important campaign of 

1860. (See Article, p. 72.) For twenty years he played a most 
important part in the political work of Illinois. 

He was made a Mason in Temperance Lodge jSTo. 1 6, at 
Vandalia, 111., in 1854; Senior Deacon, 1855; Worshipful Mas- 
ter, 1856-7. Removing to Charleston, he was, in June, 1858, 
elected a member and Worshipful Master of Charleston Lodge 
N'o. 35, being re-elected in '5 9-' 60-' 61-' 6 2 and '63. In 1861 he 
was appointed Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Illinois. 

In 1862-4-9 he continued to fill this office. In 1863 he was 
elected Senior Grand Warden, Deputy Grand Master in 1864, 
and Grand Master in 1865. He declined re-election in 1866 as 
being unjust to J. R. Gorin, who had served as his deputy dur- 
ing his absence in Washington attending the stormy sessions of 
the Congress of 1865-6. 

He took the Royal Arch Degrees in Edgar Chapter, Paris, 
111., in 1859. He was High Priest of Keystone Chapter, ]S[o. 
54, Charleston, 111., in 1861-2-3, received the Degree of Royal 
and Select Master at Paris, 111., in 1860 or '61 ; the orders of 
Knighthood in Ellwood Commandery in Springfield, 111., in 

1861, and the Scottish Rite Degrees to the 32d in Denver, Colo.. 
1877. He was an honorary member of l^aval Lodge Xo. 4, and 
Pantalpha Lodge I^o. 25, in the District of Columbia. In Den- 
ver he affiliated with Lodge 'No. 5, April 4, 1874, and with 
Denver Chapter No. 2, May 22, 1878. Lie was Grand Orator of 
the Grand Lodge of Colorado in 1874, and Avas made an honor- 
ary member of this body in 1889. He was also an honorary 
member of the Scottish Rite bodies of Denver. He was the 
originator of a branch of Masonry known as the F. & A. Archi- 
tects, which flourished for a number of years. It was designed 
to impart to students of Masonry a knowledge of the symlwlism 
not otherwise obtainable. It had five Lodges — one in Charles- 
ton, 111. ; one in Washing-ton, D. C. : at Denver, and at Portland. 




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After his retirement from active work in it, the Lodges became 

His work on Symbohy occupied him for twenty years in 
the composition, and was not published imtil after his death, 
under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Colorado. He made 
elaborate and beautiful plates for its illustration, finely dra^\Ti 
in water color. This work, now published and circulated in 
nearly every Grand Jurisdiction in the world, has been made 
the subject of resolutions by the Grand Lodge of Illinois, by 
which it is characterized as "The most remarkable contribution 
of its class ever made to Masonic literature." 

Lawrence ]^. Greenleaf characterized him as "The foremost 
Mason of his time." The late Dr. Joseph Robbins, one of the 
most eminent scholars in Masonry the Craft has ever had, said in 
an address delivered before the Grand Lodge of Illinois that he 
was "the most singularly striking personality that lias graced 
tJie presence and adorned the annals of this Grand Lodge since 
its organization." 

The following is from William 7i. Ginthcr of Charleston, 111. (It was 
published in The Charleston Courier, in 1903) : 

'"His orations have never been surpassed, if, indeed, they have been 
equaled. A few brief quotations from one will prove this assertion : 'Truth, 
Most Worshipful Grand Master, is the corner-stone of the Masonic edifice; 
the stone of foundation of Enoch, and the glory of the Grand Architect of 
the Universe. * * '* Truth is freedom, and error is slavery throughout 
the universe of God; and truth, and the freedom it confers, must prevail at 
last. Error may wrestle and combat under countless transformations, and 
at times grow strong, and become as a devastating storm; but truth, the 
celestial fire-bolt of Jupiter, hidden in the clouds, breaks from its own 
bosom to scatter and dissipate its rage, and make way for the standards 
of ligiit. ■"■ """ * For these reasons I have said that truth is the corner- 
stone of the ^Masonic edifice. For, if it were otherwise, the Masons would 
be neither free nor accepted ; the edifice itself would not be the temple of 
knowledge and light, but a cave of superstition and darkness. Every crime 
would find a refuge in its courts, and instead of the Divine order of Jerusa- 
lem and the glory of the Shekinah, the confusion of Babel, and the darkness 
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ophers of all ages seek for truth as the most precious object to which man 
may attain in mortal life, whether it be set forth in the plain envmciation 
of Solomon, or veiled in the awful myths of the seers of Chebar and Pat- 
mos; whether taught in simple household words, or the wondrous allegories 
of Pandit and Rosicrucian.' This must suffice for want of space. 

"At any and all times when he arose to speak he commanded undi- 
vided attention. His conclusions and advice were always adopted with- 
out a question, and to this day I do not remember any one who ever spoke 
an unkind or unloving word of him. 

"In the beginning of his public career he possessed and gave life to 
native talents, found in comparatively few cases among the sons of men. 
To those, and to his persistent studies must be ascribed the wonderful de- 
velopment by his own efforts to that remarkable and profound erudition 
which distinguished him in after life. He was equally at home in history, 
and in the arts and sciences, and his poetic works prove his conspicuous 
ability in that direction, notably that upon the "Boulder." 

■'His extraordinary command of the English language was derived 
from an industrious study of philology, both in its primary and general 
sense. He knew as much, or more, of the German tongue and the German 
masters as the writer of this l)iography, who is of that nationality by birth. 
He who will read his translation into English of Schiller's great poems of 
'Das Lied von der Glocke' (The Song of the Bell), and 'Der Taucher' (The 
Diver), and his connnents thereon will be readily convinced of the truth of 
this assertion. 

"There can be no wonder, therefore, to one knowing these facts, that 
he attained to extraordinary powers of eloquence in oratory, and instant 
readiness to respond in a telling manner to a call for a speech upon any 
topic upon which he had not been previouslj' apprised. During one of 
his terms in Congress he accepted an invitation from the Masonic Fratern- 
ity in Baltimore to a great festival, and a request for an address upon 
purely Masonic mysteries. Upon his arrival from Washington, in the large 
hall where he was to speak, he found to his astonishment and dismay that 
it was filled not alone by the Masons, but also by their mothers, wives, sis- 
ters, sweethearts and aunts, whose presence (not to speak of their beauty, 
which ordinarily would have delighted and moved his loving and widowed 
heart to palpitation), was entirely out of place with him upon that occa- 
sion, as it ruined his carefully prepared speech, and left him stranded upon 
the shores of his immediate resources. He pulled himself together, however, 
and, as he e.xpressed it to the writer, succeeded in making the best of all 
the orations that he had ever delivered impromptu or otherwise. The 
Press of Baltimore afterwards confirmed his opinion. 

"The power and volume of his voice also contributed to his effective- 
ness as an orator. When he delivered his great speech upon the newly-laid 
corner-stone of the Masonic Temple in Washington, his eloquent words 


were distinctly heard by some ladies of his acquaintance at an open window, 
blocks away. 

"He had, and ever preserved, a sunny temper; this, and his pleasing 
ways, together with his accomplishments as a conversationalist, uncon- 
sciously made him the central figure upon all occasions among his associ- 
ates, both of liigh and low degree of culture. 

"One of the most conspicuous of the traits that made him popular 
was his humility, and constant effort to ascribe to others what really came 
from himself, and made for success and use. His greatness and talents 
were conspicuous, and appreciated wherever he went.'" 

The ''Song of the Wahbeek" was written at different times 
ihirinii' his life, some portions of it, such as the storv of the 
Whippoorwill having been published in The Age of Steam in 
Vandalia. This paper seems to have had a wide circle of ex- 
changes, and was sent as far as Boston and Xew York. The 
connected poem as it was published in 1909, years after his 
death, was the result of much changing and amending, the last 
copv having been made in the declining years of his life. He 
did not add anything to it, but rearranged it somewhat, and took 
out portions he consi(k»ved too long. In its first connected form, 
but very much smaller than at the time of its publication, it was 
read at ]\lcKendree College, in Illinois, in 1868, and on that 
occasion he received the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts. 
He was already well known as a scholar all over the state. He 
loved his poem of the Wahbeek, or "Boulder," as he at first 
called it, and was fond of reading it to gatherings of his friends. 
Once, by invitation, it was read to the assembled members of the 
Constitutional Convention of Illinois, in 1870. He was a fine 
reader and could deliver it in a style to make its beauties appre- 
ciated. At such times it seemed to be a piece of music in which 
the time and harmony were perfect. 

He had only three children, the youngest of whom, Emma 
M., died soon after her mother, or in February, 1865 ; this child 
was born Aug. 16, 1864 (110), in Corydon, Ind,, where his wife 
died. She was a most beautiful and gifted woman, and during 
their brief married life they were very happy. In her way she 



was as popular and successful as her husband, and a woman of 
fine style and education ; a great loss to him. They were said to 
resemble very much, and used to be mistaken for brother and 
sister in traveling*. (ElizahefJi Emily Payne; m. June 20, 


Henry P. H., 4. 
Henry B., Sr., 3. 
William 2. 
.Tacob 1. 

His second child, Henry, or Henry PelJiam Payne Brom- 
well (109), was b. in Charleston, HI., Jan. 8, 1862, and d. in 
Denver ISTov. 18, 1881, aged nineteen years and some months. 
He was a fine, tall, athletic boy, ambitious, studying law in the 
office of his father's former partner, Mr. Ezekiel B. Sleeth. He 
had more than the usual talent for the study, and was progressing 
well, when he was suddenly stricken with typhoid fever and 


died after a short illness. He Avas a boy of noble character, very 
unselfish, absolutely honest, with that honesty which is incapable 
of the slightest deceit. He would have made a partner of his 
father, and in his death all the father's plans were abandoned. 
He never recovered from this loss, and was never the same again. 
Henry was the hope of his old age, and his death broke his fa- 
ther's heart. , 

The only member of this family now living is the daughter, 
Miss Henrietta Elizabeth Bromwell (108), who lives in Den- 
ver, Colo. 

The Denver Republican of .Tan. 10. 1903, had the following editorial, 
written by Jiidce Oliver B. Liddell : 

"There will be a funeral in this city to-morrow of one of the most 
distinguished citizens in the life of the state for more than thirty years. 

"Enfeebled by ill health and age, and in retirement for nearly twenty 
years, his abode among us has been largely lost sight of in the hustle, 
tumult and commotion of a commercial age. 

"To those who knew Judge Bromwell no enconium or eulogy is neces- 
sary, for his attainments, nobility of character and splendid citizenship are 
a joy to those who come within the charmed circle, and ought to be deeply 
memorialized in the minds and lives of the younger generation : dying to- 
wards the close of his eightieth year, his life exemplifies the noblest prod- 
uct of our country in the last century. 

"Drifting into the current of law his learning therein became of the 
most proficient, and he rose to the plane of the best, with Lincoln, Baker. 
Logan, Douglas and Palmer as his associates, co-workers and friends. 
Deeply versed in constitutional, statutory and common law, he added the 
quality of statesmanship, and was called by his fellow citizens of Illinois 
to represent them in Congress when in very truth 'the office sought the man.' 

"What a sterling, worthy picture the character of this man presents 
to us at this time, as we see the travesty, caricature and burlesque prac- 
ticed of the 'office seeking the man.' Without guile, dissimulation or slight- 
est deceit in public or private, he was a model servant of the people, ready 
to make any sacrifice or perform any labor within his power in such service, 
and the people of Illinois made him one of the builders of their constitu- 
tion, and when the foundations of our state were laid he fitly became the 
master builder of our constitution (and well would it be for our people if 
his master hand could have followed and guided the many devious wander- 
ings of its amendments added thereto). 

"In private life and purity of character he was the ornament and 
pride of his associates. In the order of Masonrv to which he was at- 


tached he had more of its learning than any in our state, and his writings 
therein voluminous. His productions as a poet are endowed with lofty senti- 
ment, fine rythm, and creative imagination. 

"Such a man he was, in truth and in fact, without overdrawn descrip- 
tion or fulsome flattery, a model in most things for young men, and a fine 
study and copy for all. 

"Fortunate was the friend v/ho had his friendship and enjoyed close 
communion with him as gentleman, lawyer, poet, scholar, philosopher and 

NOTE — For further biographical and other mention of H. P. H. Brom- 
well, see the following : Restorations of Masonic Geometry and Sijmbolry, 
preface (1905). The Song of the Wahbeek, preface (1909). Iowa Journal 
of History and Politics, April, 1904 (published quarterly by the State Histori- 
cal Society of Iowa ; article by Elmer Herbert Meyer of the University of 
Denver, Colorado, on the Colorado Constitutional Convention of 1875. Square 
and Compass, Jan., 1903 (by Lawrence Nichols Greenleaf). Rocky Mountain 
Netvs of Jan. 12, 1903 (by Ellis Meredith). The Charleston (III.) Courier 
(by Wm. E. Ginther), Jan., 1903. The Denver Times, Nov. 7, 1903 (by Mrs. 
Mila Tupper Maynard). In tiiis article the Minority Report on Suffrage was 
first published. Proceedings of tlie Constitutional Convention of Colorado, pub. 
1907, containing a record of his work In that body in 1875. Rocky Mountain 
News, Feb. 17, 1901. Editorial, Denver Republican, Jan. 10, 1903. The Den- 
ver Post, Jan. 18, 1903. Masonic Oration at the laying of the corner-stone of 
the Denver Masonic Temple, Charleston Courier, May 2, 1889. Oration on 
Lincoln, Feb. 13, 1896, Denver Republican or Rocky Mountain News. Speeches 
scattered through the volumes of The Congressional Globe, from March, 1865, 
to March, 1869. Oration, laying the corner-stone of the Masonic Temple, 
Washington, D. C, The Washington Chronicle, May 21, 1868. Speech on Re- 
construction U. S. House of Representatives, Feb. 24, 1866. The Voice of Ma- 
sonry contained articles from liis pen from 1883 to 1888, or later (Cliicago), 
now entitled Masonic Voice Review (see files). Hon. O. B. Liddell in the 
Annual Report of the Colorado State Bar Association (1903). The Hist, of 
Denver (1880), Square and Compass (Denver), contained articles, orations, 
poems, etc., from his pen for years (1890 to this time). Orations as Grand 
Orator of 111. in Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of 111., A. F. and A. M., for 
the years 1863-4-6, etc. (He was the successor of Stephen A. Douglas as 
Grand Orator of 111.). Colorado Grand Lodge Proceedings contain several 
of his orations in part or entire. Many articles were published in papers and 
magazines at various times during his entire adult life. Many articles on his 
works and writings l^ave bffn publislied since his death. The Proceedings of 
the Grand Lodges of 111. and Colorado (A. F. and A. M), contain portraits and 
biography (1903). Some biographical notices of him appeared in most of the 
Grand Lodge Proceedings of the United States, and Canada (at the time of 
liis death). Byer's History of Colorado also contains biography. 


"Washington, D. C, June 12, 1856. 
"H. P. H. Bromwell. 

"Dear Sir — This week T did well hope that my case would be decided, 
being assigned for Monday, the 9th, but there were not members enougli to 
form a quorum in the House tliis week, and the matter will not be taken up 
until after the return of tlie members from Convention in Pliila., and I have 
come to the conclusion to go to New York, see in person Messrs. L. Winslow, 
McMartin, et. al, of and concerning our M. and A. R. R. I cannot hear from 
Mr. Waite, and does it not take him a long tim > to make out and have pub- 
lished the detailed statement of the affairs of our Company, which he assured 
me would be done in quick time? 

"Call a meeting and elect a President to take charge of the work, put it 
under contract, as our citizens in Clark and Cumberland are desirous to know 
if the line will be altered from the present location, of which I intend to have 
their views in N. Y. I have no desire to spend a dollar unnecessarily, but I 
will, if possible, learn our prospects as to this road, and for the interest of all 
citizens on the line I make the trip. 

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"Well, Mr. Buchanan is the nominee of the Party, and ours will be se- 
lected next week, and I am of the opinion that Judge McLean will be that 
man, though I may be mistaken. I know him well, and, casting about, think 
he is the most available man. His father was an Irishman from the Sod, 
came in before the Revolution, was in the service with Washington for years. 
His mother is of New Jersey, in which state he was born, and moved to War- 
ren Co., O., in very early day. His father's farm and that of my father were 
one mile apart. I lived with him in IS 10, went to school from his residence 
in Lebanon that summer, previously went to school to him in our neiglibor- 
hood. They may take him from his youth up, and not a blemish to be found 
in his character. A self-made man, as yourself, struggled to get his educa- 
tion, etc. I hope you will accept the appointment as elector, and then we may 
hope and expect a defeat in our District, as to Constable and Ficklin. It will 
place you in the high road to fame, and will enlist you in political life, for 
which you have some slight inclination. It is a stormy life, and not the most 
lucrative in a monied point of view, but you must yield, and undertake the 
labor for the good of the cause. 

"Mr. Chittenden introduced a Resolution requesting the President to 
send out Gen. Scott to make peace in Kansas. I heard them in opposition to it 
yesterday in Senate. They will vote it down. Afraid Scott will tell the tale 
too strong on them, so Seward made a short speech in favor of it, a strong 
appeal to them to settle the war and stop the effusion of blood, which they 
will not do. 

"Judge Butler holds forth today on Kansas matters. Mr. Douglas and 
Trumbull cannot agree, and take a shot at each other occasionally. Trumbull 
has courage, and will never yield to his colleague. 

"You will please drop me a line how political matters are in your sec- 
tion since Mr. Douglas failed to get the nomination. Is Alfred Kitchell out on 
our side in the slavery question? I see Ben Bond has gone over to the enemy. 
As near as I can learn, Mr. Allen will not be a candidate for re-election, and 
Mr. A. Shaw will be the man. 

I will know my fate about the 24th of this month, be retained or re- 
turned home in quick time to my own private matters. 
With respect I am. 

Yours truly 



Washington, D. C, June 21, 1856. 
"H. P. H. Bromwell : 

"Dear Sir — The House as good as adjourned on the 29th of May, a 
goodly number of the party attending the Cincinnati Convention. Many on 
our side went to the Philadelphia Convention, and have generally returned. 
Nothing has been done in the House until yesterday. My case will come up 
this week. On the 13th I went to New York on the subject of our road; on 
Saturday, 14th, saw Mr. Lanier and Winslow. They have not as yet settled 
with contractors, but intend to do it. Mr. Smith was tliere ; did not see him; 
tliey Avere expecting Sanger ct al. on there. The road will be made and com- 
mence at each end, and work to the center ; my plan to haste the work and 
conciliate the friends of the road, and this must be conceded. You have 
learned that at Phila. we nominated Fremont and Dayton. I was the devoted 
friend of Judge McLean; only 19 of our delegation for him; the balance for 
Fremont. He is a man who cannot be warped from his own views or moved 
from the position he takes by these flattering deceptive office seekers. He will 
have made out the true character of Mr. Fremont and Dayton, and that of 
Mr. Buchanan. In a short time you sh.all be furnished with all the docu- 
ments you desire on each side to enable you to do up the work understand- 
ingly. I started A. Lincoln for V. Pres. on the morning of the 18th, after 
dark, and it took well. Tliey, however, were committed to Dayton, who is a 
first-class man, and, with his influence so near and intimate, the citizens of 
the two states and Pennsylvania can be carried for Fremont. 

"The contest will be warm not to the extent in our state as if Douglas 
had been nominated. His satellites in 111. must be deeply wounded. Con- 
stable had thrown himself into his arms some time since. Douglas is and 
will be down ; laid on the shelf, despised by the high-minded and honorable 
men of his party in the South and elsewhere. He was neglected — overlooked — 
and F. Pierce, he, too, is — must be — a miserable man. A Whig meeting was 
called here this evening. I attended, as did Mr. Staimton of our house ; James 
Jones of Tenn., Senator, led off full of fire, etc., to organize over this land the 
old Whig party. Some five or six hundred present. Democrats, Fremont, Fil- 


more men, etc. They ask extension from the 4th of July to the last Wednes- 
day in July to meet in Louisville. Such bitterness I never saw. L. D. Camp- 
bell was present ; came to look on ; did not intend to speak, but when ob- 
served was called out, and stated that he had ever been a Whig, a Clay 
Whig, was an American, belonged to the order which Jones abused. Well, sir, 
a scene took place which I never expected to see, and it appeared to me that 
violence must take place. Campbell is extension of slavery, and he spoke 
fearlessly, though a motion was made to dra? him down, a motion to move 
to the City Hall, and at this moment all the lights in the house but one were 
instantly put out and an attempt to put that last one out. We stood by 
Campbell and went to the City Hall, and on the steps Campbell gave them his 
views fearlessly, denouncing the administration. 

"One man made at Campbell ; he was recognized as an agent of the 
Post Office. 'Come on,' says Campbell, shaking wickedly his neat small cane 
at him. He was stopped by the crowd around him. Campbell spoke defiantly, 
and as brave as Caesar. Warm and unpleasant will be the contest, but it 
must be met, and we will succeed. Fremont and Dayton we will carry in our 
state. You must take care of your health, and when furnished with all the 
documents and evidence necessary — as you will be — in the style I named have 
buggy and trunk moved over the district, and when commenced make a busi- 
ness of it. Please write me, and how the current is sotting. 

Yours truly, 



Intcrvieio published in the Denver Tribune during 1880 {?). Pub- 
lished by permission of Mr. Htapleton, Editor of the Denver Pepublican. 

'"It was during the last session of the Legislature that the interview 
between George Alfred Townsend and Judge J. P. Usher concerning Presi- 
dent Lincoln, whose Secretarj' of the Interior ^Ir. Usher was, was pub- 

"It is interesting," said Judge lironiwoll, speaking to a Tribune re- 
porter concerning the matter ; "it is decidedly interesting, but it is incov- 

Now. in the days of President Lincoln. Hon. H. P. H. Bromwell was 
a prominent man in Illinois; indeed, in national politics; a memlier 
of the same bar as Mr. Lincoln, politically of the same faith, he and the 
Judge were naturally warm friends. Hence the reporter was disposed to 
get Judge Bromwell to relate his version of the affair. But he was very 
busy making laws, and although he told the reporter that he was present 
on some of the occasions referred to, he declined to go into details. Yester- 
day the patient reporter was rewarded. He met the Judge, and, finding 
him comparatively at leisure, asked him about the Lincoln anecdote. "The 
anecdote was that concerning a lawyer and a doctor," put in the reporter; 
"you told me you were present, if I recollect." 

"I was present, and know all about it; except I forget some of the 
most laughable parts of the altercation between the lawyer and doctor re- 
ferred to. If I could recollect every word I could not tell it as Mr. Lin- 
coln could, and did. There is a sequel to the story, more interesting than 
any part of it, which must go with it ; it concerns Mr. Lincoln directly in 
the last days of his life. There is not now another person than myself 
alive who knows all of both parts of this story. I will give you the facts 


just as they happened, and you may be assured that every expression attrib- 
uted to Mr. Lincoln is in the very words used by him, unless where I state 
it to be otherwise." 

"Late in September, 185G, Mr. Lincoln and I were on a trip together 
speaking through the old Seventh Congressional District of Illinois. We 
left Charleston, Coles County, about ten o'clock in the morning, on a 
freight car on the Terre Haute and Alton Railroad to go to Grandview, a 
small town about two miles from the railroad, in Edgar County, where a 
township meeting was to be held at one o'clock that day. There were no 
other passengers, as I can recollect, and we got off at Dudley, two miles 
from Grandview, and went to dinner with R. B. Sutherland, who lived then 
at the station, an old and leading citizen of Grandview, and one of the best 
men of Edgar County. He is now "no more of earth," but he was one of 
those men whom I cannot mention with indifference at any time. 

"After dinner we went in a one-horse wagon with Mr Sutherland and 
others to Grandview, where a platform had been built in a grove that was 
fenced in, and the ground was covered with a rank growth of blue grass 
nearly two feet high. The scenery arovmd Grandview was worthy of the 
name ; the whole neighborhood presented a succession of undulations, the 
summits covered with walnut groves, the trees being tall and straight 
and jvist enough scattered to give all the beauty of mingled shade and sun- 
shine, and the mellow autumn sunlight breaking through the wide-spread- 
ing branches of the pensive-seeming walnut trees, bending with the weight 
of their orange-like fruit, together with the wide and quiet landscape to- 
ward the north, gave a wonderful air of repose to the whole scene. The 
people assembled and sat down on the cushion of blue grass which filled 
every square foot of the inclosure, and shortly after one o'clock the 
speaking began. 

"Mr. Lincoln was one of the Republican nominees for elector at large 
on the Fremont ticket, and I was nominee on the same ticket for elector 
for the district which involved Logan County, running seventy miles north 
of Springfield, and Lawrence Covmty, opposite Vincennes on the south. 

What our chances were in that region may be inferred from the 
numbers of each party present (it being a Republican meeting), which 
were ninety Democrats and forty-six Fillmore men, or forty-six Democrats 
and ninety Fillmore men, I forget which, and six Republicans. 

"Although that may seem a slim showing for us, yet by comparison 
it didn't seem so bad to me, for there were present five more Republicans 
than I found in all Clay County, and six more than in Piatt County at 
the beginning of the campaign. 

"Mr. Lincoln spoke first, and made one of the most masterly speeches 
of his life, and his jovial spirit seemed to fill the assembly, and there wa? 
not only universal good humor, but, from some cause, there grew up a re- 
markable disposition to have some roaring fun. 


Eveiybodj^ was at ease and leisure; all had been to dinner, and to eat 
dinner with the Edgar County people meant to get what the Frenchman 
called 'a ver grand satisfye' of all the good things which a country produced 
when it was constantly remarked that 'a man could work one day and live 
on it six.' 

"The lawyer and doctor mentioned by Mr. Usher were both there, 
though not bj' appointment. The lawyer was Hon. J. P. Cooper, a Repub- 
lican of ^Marshall, Clark County, formerly Democratic member of the Legis- 
lature, and afterwards Judge of the County Court of Coles County; and 
the doctor was Dr. A. Goodale of Paris, then, as always, a devoted Demo- 
crat. Tliey were both men of remarkable fluency of speech, both excitable, 
and each for certain peculiarities never had an equal that I ever saw. Each 
for some reason had a special desire to get after the scalp of the other, and 
each had come to make a speech if a chance could be had. Each was full 
of wit and droll, comical expressions: but they were so different that if 
either had been pitted against any man than tlie other, nothing extraordi- 
nary would probably have happened. But the combination brought them 
out. They were both restless while the appointed speakers were on the 
stand, and just before Mr. Lincoln concluded, Dr. G, came and asked me if 
we had any objections to his taking the stand. I said no, and went and 
told Mr. Lincoln what he wanted, and he announced that the doctor would 
speak. Judge Cooper, as it seems, did not expect that, was annoyed, and 
came to me saying he wanted to speak. I mentioned this to Mr. Lincoln 
and it was arranged that Cooper should follow the doctor. The crowd 
cheered the announcement, and as soon as Mr, Lincoln concluded the doctor 
mounted the stand, amid a roar of cheers, Avith his attention fixed on 
Cooper, who was in front of the stand, and seemed to take to himself every- 
thing the doctor had to say, and it was ii\ that each rejoiced in the 
scalp of the other in advance. 

"Among the doctor's peculiarities the most remarkable was his Avon- 
derful stock and flow of words — words of all descriptions, but especially 
those of the sciences, theology and metaphysics, besides his medical vocabu- 
lary; he spoke fast and the crowd cheered, and as the cheering went on 
increasing it became necessary for him to speak louder and louder in order 
to be heard above the din, and as this excited him he went faster and 
faster. He was wittj% and made some remarkable hits, and as the cheering 
went on he seemed to credit it all to that account, though the crowd en- 
joyed a good deal more than that, in what was going on. 

•'Judge Cooper, who seemed to take the whole speech to himself, was 
in front of the platform passing back and forward and gesticulating vio- 
lently, and frequently making some retort at which the crowd shouted with 
all its might, whereupon the doctor would start upon another flight of his 
remarkable words, the crowd roaring imtil he was utterly drowned out by 
noise, and he would stop for breath, and the screaming and laughing would 


go on. As soon as it slacked the Judge cut in between them with some- 
thing that set all going louder than ever, and the next lull the doctor, 
with fresli breath and a new supply of his curious words and wit, took all 
by storm. 

"Now, Judge C. was short and fleshy, and, being lame in one hip, 
used a very stout cane, which he flourished much in speaking, and as he 
moved back and forth in front of the stand, and the doctor on the platform 
chassed from one end of it to the other, each letting fly at the other in his 
peculiar way, and the people rolling and sprawling in the blue grass and 
roaring, and the noise increasing every moment, it soon became a question 
of time, or rather endurance on the doctor's part, how long before he must 
yield the platform, and Cooper take his place. 

"The doctor held the stand an hour, when he closed, utterly out of 
breath. Everyone jumped up and shouted for about five minutes, until the 
noise could have been heard a mile at least. Cooper was instantly on the 
platform, and as soon as he could be heard, went for the doctor, who was 
now in front and moving back and forth, every minute making some 
repartee, until it became a regular set-to between them. 

"I lay on the grass, and at times leaned against the trunk of a 
walnut tree, about seven feet from the right hand corner of the platform. 
Mr. Lincoln lay at full length, with his feet at the same corner, and his 
head supported at times on his hand, his elbow on the ground. Sometimes 
he moved around and cracked a joke with somebody else. He remembered 
all the strange, witty or ludicrous things that were uttered by either 
partj', or by the audience; bvit I have forgotten most of them. I recollect, 
however, that Cooper was descanting on the fact that, just at the time of 
such momentous movements in the political world, this doctor should make 
his appearance among men, and, in addition to that, should have a vision 
and see the obsolete things of all dictionaries in every language, and noth- 
ing that the people wanted to know. 

" 'That's more than any lawyer around here has seen lately,' shouted 
the doctor; 'a vision of anything homogeneous with a dictionary would 
throw their whole system into spasms.' 

" 'If a lawyer or anybody else should take spasms, or get foundered 
on any kind of valuable knowledge,' said Cooper, 'a Democratic speech 
would work it all out of him in time to save life.' 

"And so they went on. All questions concerning the Nebraska bill, 
Missouri compromise and slavery were lost sight of in the contest of out- 
witting each other. Each was several times on the platform, and some- 
times both, the crowd shouting. 'Go it. Pill-bags,' 'Go it. Lawyer.' 'Stick 
to him. Doctor,' etc., hats flying twenty feet high in the air, some standing, 
some rolling in the grass, and all in a roar of laughter. 

At one time the Judge let off a hit at the Doctor, and he replied with 
a short, 'That's not so; that's a lie!' 


"'You say that's a lie, do you?' screamed Cooper; 'well, Doctor, I'll 
take that off of you; I'll take anything in the world from you, but for 
God's sake don't give me any of your pills!' 

"I've got no pill that would help your case; I don't treat delirium," 
said the Doctor; 'I'll let you know that I am not practicing medicine at 
all now!' 

'■'You don't jiractice medicine any more, you say?' shouted Cooper"; 
'my God, the country is safer than I had supposed.' 

"And so it went on, from four o'clock until just as the sun set, when 
the speakers subsided from sheer exhaustion, and the crowd began to stir 
around and separate; but the cheering and laughter did not slacken. On 
every road that they went you could hear them more than a mile off, making 
the woods ring. Mr. Lincoln had laughed till he was worn out. Several 
who were near us found it impossible to stop. For my part, it was the first 
and only time in my life that 1 laughed till I became alarmed; but the 
fact was. it produced a kind of spasm through the chest and body, which 
did not pass off for several hours. 

"We rode back to Mr. Sutherland's and nobody thought of going to 
bed Iwfore midnight; yet even tlien the laughter would l)reak out some- 
where about the house, and all liands would join in. and so it went on for 

"The next morning we separated, and I saw Mr. Lincoln no more, till 
we met at Atlanta, Logan County. 

"Well, what was the other part of the story?" 

"Nearly nine years after, in the last days of ^larch, 18G.5, I was at 
Washington, and went with Judge James Steel, then chief clerk of the 
Land division of the Indian Bureau, to call on Mr. Lincoln. We found him 
writing a letter at a long table. Governor Y^ates and Delegate Burleigh of 
Dacotah were in an adjoining room and came in. Mr. Lincoln asked us all 
to excuse him till he should finish the letter. Before he had finished writ- 
ing, the door opened and Mr. Seward came in with a portfolio under his 
arm, and advanced to the opposite side of the table. As he did so Mr. 
Lincoln spoke out in a loud, ringing tone: 

"'Good morning, Mr. Secretary; I was just writing a letter to send 
to you. but as you are here now I will give it to you myself,' and with 
that he said it made him think of a story about a lawyer up in one of the 
northern counties of Illinois, who wrote a letter to the Judge while the 
Court was in session, because the Judge would not allow him to speak fur- 
ther in the case. 

"After he had told the story he introduced me to Mr. Seward, and 
said, 'This is the man who was with me at Grandview the time I told you 
of, when we had so much fun.' Then he said to Governor Yates, 'You never 
heard that story, did you?' The Governor said he had not. Thereupon 


Mr. Seward said to Governor Yates that he must hear it, and Mr. Lincoln 
began to tell it with all the particulars. 

"The table was a long one, standing about six feet from the fireplace, 
and in one corner of the room stood a long hickory cane, with the bark on. 
It was about four feet long. As he began to describe the performances at 
Grandview, he stepped to the corner, took that long staff, and came round 
on the side of the table farthest from the fire, and, flourishing the cane, and 
limping as though with a lame hip as he used it, he went backward and 
forward before the table, imitating Judge Cooper in action and voice ; 
then laying the cane on the table he would give the Doctor's part, and so 
on. the room in a roar of laughter. 

■■(loveinor Yates. .Tiulge Steel and I knew Judge C'oojior, who was Acry 
short and fleshy, with a white head, and here was Mr. Lincoln, over six 
feet high, slender and straight, with a cane far too long even for him, 
showing off a man of such opposite form and likeness, which made the 
whole thing ten times more laughable than otherwise. 

"Just as he had repeated the words of Cooper, 'Then the country is 
safer than I had supposed, and was whirling around the corner of the 
table, with the cane against his right hip — Secretary Seward. Governor 
Yates and all the rest convulsed with laughter — the door opened and in 
came the usher, saying: 

" 'Mr. President, that soldier is out there waiting to see you again. 
He wants to know when you will see him.' Mr. Lincoln .said: 

" 'Tell him I can't see him any more about that matter. I've seen 
him as many times as I can.' And, turning toward the rest of us, he con- 
tinued: 'I Avish that man would let me alone; I've seen him again and 
again, and I've done everything for him that I can, and he knows it 
just as well as I do; and I've told him over and over, and he ought to let 
me alone, but he won't stop following me up. He knows I can't do anything 
more for him. I declare if he don't let me alone, I'll tell him, as I did a 
fellow the other day, that I'll undo what I have done for him.' The usher 
withdrew, and Mr. Lincoln went on, saying, 'There is no end of these cases 
of people that come to see me for something or other that nobody else can 
do for them. I do everything I can for them, but I can't do everything; 
and some of them are so unreasonable about it they won't let me off after 
I've talked it over with them time after time. It seems to me sometimes 
they will wear the verj'^ life out of me : but then all of these matters are 
nothing to these cases of life and death, and there are so many of them, 
and they all fall on me. I reckon there never was a man raised in the 
country on a farm, where they are always butchering cattle and hogs, and 
think nothing of it, that ever grew up with such an aversion to bloodshed 
as I have; and yet I've had more questions of life and death to settle in 
four years than all the men who ever sat in this chair put together. But 
I've managed to get along and do my duty, as I believe, and still save 


most of them ; and there's no man knows the distress of my mind. But 
there have been some of them I couldn't save — there are some cases where 
the law must be executed. There was that man , who was sen- 
tenced for pirac}' and slave trading on the high seas. That was a case 
where there must be an example, and you don"t know how they followed 
and pressed to get him pardoned, or his sentence commuted : but there was 
no use of talking. It had to be done. I couldn't help him, and then there 

was that , who was caught spying and recruiting within Pope's 

lines in Missouri. Tiiat was another case. They besieged me day and 
night, but I couldn't give way. We had come to a point where something 
must be done that would put a stop to such work. And then there was this 
case of Beal on the lakes. That was a case where there must be an exam- 
ple. They tried me every way. " They wouldn't give up : but I had to stand 
firm on that, and I even had to turn away his poor sister, when she came 
and begged for his life, and let him be executed, and lie was executed, and 
I can't get the distress out of my mind yet.' 

"As he uttered these words tlie tears ran down his cheeks, and T not 
only saw them, but saw them drop one by one on the floor. (He was tiien 
sitting within five feet of me.) 

"There was not a dry eye in the room, but the most profound silence, 
until we all, except Mr. Seward, rose to depart. Mr. Lincoln followed us 
to the door: we shook hands with feelings not to be described. To me it 
was the last grasp of the hand, and the last sound of the voice of Abraham 
Lincoln. In less than three weeks the telgraphing instruments were an- 
nouncing at every station throughout the eivi!i/ed world the unspeakable 
crime of his assassination.'' 

(107) LATKA EUGE^^IA JJliOMWEJ.L. b. Cinii., O., 
Jitly 7, 1830; d. in Jefferson Co., Colo., at "Sunnvside," Dec. 
23, 1909; m. in Cumberland, Clark Co., 111., on Feb. 28, 1848, 
to John Wesley Cook, the wedding taking- place at ''Camp greet- 
ing" (Rev. ]\Ir. Palmer officiating). She had been brought to 
Illinois when a child of six years, and M^as educated at home by 
her father and sister Henrietta, and was always of a most refined 
and almost angelic disposition ; a more absolutely unselfish na- 
ture was never created ; she w^as all affection, not only for her 
o-^Ti but for all persons, giving of what she had and having no 
doubt or suspicion of any living creature, but believing all to 
be spotless and good. In youth she was fresli and attractive, 



with brown eyes and hair, and red cheeks and good health. She 
was always modest, not very ambitious, except to do good and 
have affection, of which she never seemed to find enough. Her 
husband was a very unusual character, very positive, witty, fond 
of anecdotes, and able to occupy tlie center of the stage at all 

(From a Picture Taken in 1850) 

times and keep any number of persons convulsed by his sallies 
of humor. He was kind-hearted, and placed very little value on 
praclical things, enjoying himself hugely with his many retain- 
ers (for many always lived off his bounty), and he was never 
so happy as at those times when the crowd would be thick and 
much applause paid him for the entertainments which persons 
so freely accepted from him. He carried on a nursery in Cum- 
berland, and when the California excitement was great, in 1852, 
took a voyage to that state, taking with him considerable nursery 
stock, grapes, peach trees, etc. Here he spent six years, while 


his family lived with his wife's brother. He returned in 1S5S 
and again embarked in horticulture in Casey, but became pos- 
sessed with a desire for change in 1870 and removed to Colo., 
where he settled down upon a ranch and did not make any fur- 
ther move, and had the first grapes and apples ever raised in the 
vicinity of Denver ; he was fond of experiments, and liked to 
breed new varieties, and liad a watermelon which he thought 
the finest ever bred, but wliicli Irjs not survived; it disappeared 
even during his lifetime, and he always used it as an illustration 
of the human race, saying- that people were like watermelons and 
should not be planted next to pumpkins, as the next generation 
would be "some pumpkins," and the one after that would be 
"all pumj)Ji-ins/' 

Children of Lniira E. and John W. Cook. (Ml horn in Cancy, III.) 

Ill HENRIETTA MELINDA COOK. b. Dee. f). 18-lS. and d. Oct. LS, 

IS.ll. aged 2 years, 10 months and 1.3 days. 
\\1 HENRIETTA MELIXDA COOK (2D), h. June IG. 18.52: d. in Van- 

dalia July 7. 1854, ajred 2 ,veais, 21 days. 
1 13 LAL'RA EUGENIA COOK. b. Oct. 9, 185!); ni. J. L. Randall. Issue: 

.3 chil.: Herbert M., h. June 11, 1881 (ni. Retta Dowiick in July, 

1903, and has .Jonathan Edward, b. Sept. 2.5, 1906, and Henrietta 

Julia, b. Sept.. 1908). Ida Irene, b. Nov. 8, 1882: ni. Grant Churches. 

She d. Oct. 18. 1901 (one infant, who d. at same time). Laura 

Alice, h. April 5, 1887; ni. Leroy Adams, and has Irene Ellen, b. 

1907. and Laura, b. 1910. 
114 LILLIAN BROMWELL COOK. b. July 18. 1802: ni. .Fames Horace 

Brinkerhoff, Sept. 14, 1879. Issue: .5 chil.: Ennna. h. 1880; m. 

Torrence white in 1898, and had dau. Hazel, who d. Olirr Irene, 

One of the stories told by him illustrates his dramatic abilities : he went 
at one time to Nebraska, intending to "break that country to fruit," taliing 
witli liim. as usual, a large amount of nursery stock ; nothing was heard from 
him for some time, no letters, and the family left in Cumberland became very 
uneasy : inquiries were sent out, but nothing resulted ; at last, as they had 
about given up hope of hearing from liim, he walked in one day, looking 
happy and pleased, and full of interest in Cumberland and vicinty. "Why, 
little ones," he said, "I wouldn't stay in Nebraslia if you could get somebody 
to give me the whole state set in peaches. When I first passed through there 
I thought it was some windy, but supposed it would stop. I noticf'd a shock 
of corn blown up in the gable of a barn ; it seemed to stay there without dan- 
ger of falling; the heifers under it stood with their noses pointed upward; 
three months later, coming back. I passed the place and the sam=^ shock of 
corn was still there, and the heifers, too, in the same position, only they had 
grown some." 


b. 1886; m. Benj. Tracy, and has Mabel, b. 1906, and James, b. 1908. 
Guy Arthur Tilden, b. 1894. Cressic, b. 1898; and Maij, b. 1903. 

115 EMILY FRANKLIN COOK. b. March 23, 1865; m. Jan. 26, 1886 
(by the Rev. R. H. Rhodes) to C. E. Briggs. Issue: Clarence M., 

b. Aug. 9, 1887; Chester Freeman, b. June 18, 1890; Chauncey Earle, 
b. June 8, 1894; Hetiry Pclham Holmes, b. April 27, 1898; Nettie, h. 
Dec. 16, 1899; Emily Payne, h. July 8, 1903; and Clara D., b. Feb. 
2, 1907, 

116 OLIVE IRENE COOK. b. Sept. 6, 1868; m. Benj. McLinnis; no 
issue. She d. 1893. 

Schedule of a school kept by H. P. H. Bromwell {n-hen tioenty-one 
years of age) in the Stone Schoolhoiose, Marshall, Clark Co., III., com- 
menciny on Monday, April 1st, and ending on Saturday, June 30, IS'/'i. 

John Barlow, James Barlow, Milton Barlow, Reuben Ream, Pamelia 
Ream, Christina Ream, Levi Mark, Julia Thompson, Levi C. English, Mar- 
tha English, Sarah Dugan, Wni. Thompson, Wm. Mark, Wm. M. Neal, 
Calvin Neal, Margaret Neal, Rufus Neal, Naomi Neal, Howard Harlan, Cy- 
rus Harlan, Edwin Harlan, Wm. Martin, Andrew Martin, John W. Martin, 
John Byers, Wm. Beyers. Angeline Beyers, A. E. Beyers, Martha Rankins, 
Anna I. Rankins, John Rankins, Edward Henbest, Almavine Colburn, Aba- 
gail Chapman, John Chapman, Hamilton Eaton. 

I certify that the foregoing schedule of the names of scholars therein 
mentioned, residing in Township No. 11, Range 12 West, is correct. 

Given under my hand and seal this 27th day of Dec, 1844. 


We certify that at a meeting of the employers of H. P. H. Bromwell, 
the above named teacher, held at Marshall, on the 24th day of November, in 
the year 1843, we were appointed trustees of said school, that we have per- 
formed the duties of said trustees, by visiting said school and superintend- 
ing the same, that we have examined said schedule and find it to be cor- 
rect ; that the scholars named therein were at the dates of their attendance 
residents of Township No. 11 North, Range 12 West, and that there is due 
said teacher for instructing said scholars the sum of forty-two dollars and 
seventy-nine cents. 

Witness our hand and seal this 27th day of December, A. D. 1844. 


Trustees of Said School. 

*Nole — Hial Cook was b. June 9, 1790 ; d. July S, 1S74 ; m. Esther Leach. 
Sept. 16, 1810. She was b. June 15, 1790, and d. Aug. 4, 1850. Issue: Ben- 
jamin W. (Washburn?), b. Jan. 8, 1812; Marie P., h. Aug. 22, 1813, and d. 
Dec. 17, 1830; Stephen L., b. May 23, 1815: John Wesley, b. March 16, 1817, 
and d. hi 1886: Truman B., b. April. 13, 1819: George W., b. March 20, 1821, 
d. Oct. 17, 1872: S\isan S.. b. Oct. 14, 1822: Hial, b. Sept. 19, 1824, d. about 
1883. (One of these chil. was called "Wa-shburn.") John Wesley Cook had 
a son by a previous marriage named Melvin Leroy Cook; d. 1908. 

82 T H E B R :^I \V E L L F A :N1 I L Y . 

The following is a schedule of a school kept bv H. P. H. Biomwell in 
the Academy at Marshall, Clark County, Illinois, commencing on Monday, 
the 26th of August. lS-44. and ending on Friday, the 11th of Octolier. A. D. 
IS^W. In addition to the names given above are the following: 

Thomas Phillips. Eliza Phillips. William Phillips, Marcus Cole, Gieorge 
Centre, Mary E. Day, Wesley Martin. Oliver Martin, Benjamin Martin. 
Sarah Bicknell, Owen Simms. 

Dorchester arid Frederic County Families. 

(A) JOHX BROMWELL. Planter, lived in Talbot or 
Dorchester Co. ; d. soon after his son, John Edward, was mar- 
ried, or about 1S30 ( I) : m. Rose Anna Rob?on. 

(a) SOPHIA R. BR0M\VI:LL. b. iMarch 3. 1803. in Madison. Dor- 
chester Co.; m. Feb. 21. 1834. Francis Linthicum i by Rev. L. Drain i. 
Issue: John i?., b. Dec. 5, 1834: d. June 11. 1861. Elizabeth Ship- 
ley, b. Feb. 16, 1837; d. Aug. 13, 1910. Josiah B., b. Aug. 30, 1840. 
William R., b. Feb. .1842: d. at INIaryland Heights, Sept. 1, 1863. 
Sophia R. Bromwell Linthicum. d. Aug. 18, 1881, aged 77 years 8 mo. 
Dr. Edgar Smith Linthicum of Bait, is a grandson of this family. 

(e) JOHN EDWARD BROilWELL. b. 1808. 


(e) ilARY AXXE R. BROMWELL. m.. 1st, Dr. Lewis: 2d. Mr. Fisher, 
by whom she had 2 sons, James and William, who left descendants. 

Secoxd and Third Gexekatioxs. 

(h) JOSIAH ROBSOX BROMWELL. b. Dorchester 
Co., lEd., 1S05; d. Baltimore, March 24, 1S64, aged 59 years; 
m., 1st, Miss Keene of Dorchester Co. ; 2d, Miss Applegarth, 
Dorchester Co. ; 3d, Miss Applegarth of Baltimore. He was a 
resident of Baltimore for the greater part of his life, and held 
various positions, being in the office of the Comptroller of the 
City of Baltimore for some time, and being a man of whom it 
was said truly : '"He was ever esteemed a high-minded man and 
a good citizen : he has filled various public positions beside that 

THE B E M ^V E L L F A AI I L Y . 83 

he held at the time of his death, in all of which his integrity of 
character was ever manifested." He lived at 234 X. Howard 
St. (or 254). 

Issue (by first idfe) : 

ELIZABETH SHIPLEY BROMWELL. b. in Bait.. Md., Dee. 20, 
1835: m. in Bait. Dec. 22, I86I, Chas. S. Fiye of Orange, X. J.: had 
i.?5ue: Margaret Adelia, b. Dec. 21, 1862: d. Jan., 1865, in Orange. 
Josiah Bromicell. b. -June 23. 1864, in same place. Mary Helen, b. 
June 29, IS65. in Ills.: d. Dec. II, 1885. Adelia Elizabeth, b. Feb. 
27, IS68, in Menomenie, Wis. Effie Phoebe, b. Jan. 4, 1871, same 

ADELIA BROilWELL. b. Bait.. 1836: d. in Vienna. Dorchester Co., 
Md., 1882, aged 46. 

Issue of Josiah R. Bromicell (by second wife) : 
CELESTIA A. BROMWELL. b. Bait. Aug. 31, 1842; m. Dr. Eugene 
Hodson of Dorchester Co. Issue: Margaret Araminta, b. July 4, 
1860. in Vienna. Md.: m. Oct. 26. 1879, Thos. J. Webb (5 chiL). 
Thomas Peyton Bromicell, b. Dec. 9. 1861 : ni., 1st, Minnie Belle Grey, 
Dec. 9, 1889; 2d, Marie Lecompte, Dec. 20, 1899 (3 dan. by last 
mar. ) . Mary Lydia, b. Dec. 22, 1865 ; m. Horace Drew, Feb. 26, 1895 
(2 chil.). Eugene Withers, b. June 26. 1867: m. Era Ward Smith of 
Bait. July 11, 1900 (one son). Robert Lerin, b. Dee. 19, 1868; m. 
Mrs. Sadie Collins of Bait. Aug.. 1899: has one dau. Thomas James, 
and Catherine Celestia. were twins, b. Aug. 9, 1874: d. Oct. 10 and 
11, 1874. 

JOHX A. BROMWELL. b. Bait. Xov. II. 1844: d. Bait. Nov. 14, 
ISS4: m. Anne Rebecca Linthicum. Issue: Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 
30. 1866 (d.). Julia Annette, b. Xov. 27. 1868. Ellen Rehecca, b. May 
22. 1871 (d.). John Andreic Uartman. b. July 22, 1873 (d.). 
ROBERT HEXRY COLEilAX BROMWELL. b. Bait., 1846; d. aged 
9 months. 

By third wife Josiah R. Bromicell had no issue. 

(c) JOHX EDW.VEI) BEO::^IWELL. b. in Talbot Co., 
^Id., Jnly 26, 180S ; d. Xew Market, Md., Jan. S, 1881 ; m. in 
IS — Elizabeth Hall Shipley, dan. of Thomas Chew Shipley of 
Xew ]\Iarket. Md. (Frederick Co.). The Shipleys were an 
old family, as were also the Halls, and were many of them 
wealthv and owned slaves and land. John Edward Bromwell is 


said to have been a Christian gentleman of sterling principle 
and high honor. He was a planter. Had issue : 



THOMAS CHEW' SHIPLEY BRO:\nVELL. d. March 27, 1892, in 

New Market, Md. ; ni. Frances R. Davis of Georgetown, U. C. (one 

son, T. Davis Bromwell, who d. in his eighth year, Aug. \5, 1881). 


HENRY HALL BROMWELL. d. in Chicago, April 23, 1886; m. 

Sarah ; no issue. He was a ])roniincnt fur merchant for many 

years. (A Confederate soldier.) 

DR. JOSIAH ROBSON BROilWELL. ni. Catherine Constable of 

Baltimore. Lives in W'ash., D. C. She d. Aug., 1910. 


ELIZABETH M. BROMWELL. m. H. C. Griffith of Frederic Co., 

Md. ( Alexandria, Va.). One surviving child. 

chester Co., Md., 1812 ; d. in Bait., 1887 ; is bnried at Mt. Olivet 
Cem, He m. ^largaret Anne, dan. of James Earl Denny, 
abont Xov. 13, 1838. Issne: 

GEORGIA M. BROMW^ELL. b. in Phila., Pa., Sept. 9, 1839. Unni. 
JAMES EDWARD BROMWELL. b. May 16, 1843, Bait.; d. in 
Wash., D. C, Oct. 4, 1908 (buried in Arlington Cem.) ; m. about Jan. 
26, 1871, Emma M., dau. of Joseph John.son. by Rachel A. Croxall, 
dau. of Thomas Croxall, whose cousin, several times removed, inter- 
married with the family of Lord Baltimore. Emma M. also descends 
from the Alorris familv of Pa., of which tlie most distinguished mem- 


ber is Robert Morris. They had issue: Anna Mabel, William 
Thomas, James Edward and Dicight Lyman. 

WILLIA]\I THEODORE BROARVELL. b. in Talbot Co., Md., Sept. 
8, 1845; d. Feb. 3, 1908; m. Emma Taylor. Issue: Margaret Tay- 
lor and Clementine Cordelia. 

JOHN THOilAS BROMWELL. b. in Bay Hundred, July 8, 1847 ; m. 
Fannie Nolb. He d. April 10, 1908 ; buried in Mt. Olivet, Bait. No 

(B) WILLIAM J. BROMWELL. Brother of John 
above. (A) 

(C) JACOB BROMWELL. Brother of A, and B, above. 

(D) EDWARD BRO^EWELL. Another brother. These 
four brothers are thonght to descend from Edward, son of Jacob 
Broniwell (1) of Talbot Co., Md. 

(E) JACOB T. BROMWELL, planter, Oxford Keck, 
Talbot Co., Md. b. 1770 ( ?) ; d. 1840, aged 70 years. ; m., 1st, 
Sarah jMatthews; 2d, Mary McDaniel of St. Michaels. Issue: 

a SARAH BROMWELL. m. 1819 (?) .Jesse Delahaye. 

b JOHN BROMWELL. b. 1800 (?) ; came West; m. and had James, 
Avho was in Union army, and Mary. 

c JAMES BROMWELL. b. 1804 ( ?) ; came West 1835 ( ?). 

d JEREMIAH BROMWELL. b. 1814 (?), Talbot Co.: planter: lived 
all his life at Oxford Neck; m. 1840 (?) Mary A. Bowdle, and had 
Chas. H. (m. Josephine Delahaye, and has Chas. II. and (}. Boicdle). 
2, Nicholas E.; 3, Julia; 4, Addison; 5, Ella. {It is possible that 
Jacob T. {above) is identical icith Jacob {F) and with Jacob (C). 

(F) JACOB BROMWELL. Lived a hundred years ago 
( n, on the Eastern Shore of Md. Was loved and honored by 
all ; was a Wesleyan, a friend of Cookman, Bishop Scott and 
other noted Methodists, who used his house as a preaching place. 
He freed his slaves for conscience sake, and impoverished him- 
self and family. He had issue (order uncertain) : 1, John 
(came West in 18-10 (Iowa) ; had James, and Mary, who m. 
^Ir. Edging-ton. 2, Jacob: 3, Wm.; 4, Nicholas; 5, Sam'l ; 6, 
James E. The last named. 1). 1 Si 8 in Aid. ; came West in 1840 : 
m.. 1st, Catherine Grav, 1842; 2d. Mary E. Bunnell. (Tnwa.) 


Issue: a, Wm. H., who m. Marj Whitmeek, and has Harley E., 
James A., Flora, Carrie \V. ; (Keb.). h, Carrie; m. M. W. 
Kepler ; has Maud, Evelyn, and Jessie, c, Leonidas H. ; ni. 
Mary A. Lathrop (has Elsie and Thomas D.). d, T. G. ; m. Ella 
Bailey (has Zulah, Xina, Jas., Max, Vince, Lnra). e, James E. 
(atty. in Marion, la.; m. Theodora Stearns; has Marion), f, 
Addie B. ; m. Vince G. Shumack; has Marion. (Iowa.) 

This family had an ancestor who was a Gov't pilot in Ches- 
apeake Bay. They also have the tradition that the name was 
changed from Cromwell, and this is curious, as the other branch 
having the tradition have had no communication with this branch 
for over a hundred years. 

WILLIAM BROMWELL. Lived in Bait, in 1S12 ; merchant, etc.; very 
well off, but misfortune overtook liim. Was captured by the British Fleet 
when they were coming up the Chesapeake to attack Baltimore. He and his 
wife were on their wedding trip, and were kept several days, but were allowed 
to g-o ; were well treated by the British while prisoners. He was brother of 
John (A) and uncle of Win. R. Bromivell above. 

(c) Probably this refers to Wm. J. Bromwell (B) above. 

(d) JACOB BROMWELL. A very old man in Trappe dist., Md., 
when Jno. Thomas Bromwell above was a small boy, or about 1S35 or '4'n ; 
thought he may have been a brother of his gr. f. 

Henry Broughton Bromwell, Sr., had a cousin Jacob, whose dau. Susan 
m. Charles Townsend. 

(Notts made by H. P. H. B. in Md. in 1SG6) . JOHN WILLIAM and 
EDWARD BROMWELL were brothers. John settled in Dorchester, Edward 
in Talbot Co., and AVm. in Bait., Md. William was the father of William, 
Jacob, David, Joseph. Henry B., while JOHN was the father of John, William 
J, Jacob and Edioard. 

John (3) was father of Josiah R., John E.. William, Sophia, and Mary 
Anne, all descendants of Edward, and lived in Talbot Co. 

The Descendants of Rev. Jacob Loire Bromivell. 

WELL. b. of Methodist parents at Bayside, 
Talbot Co., Md., Aug. 1, 1Y92; d. at Wa- 
verly, Ind., March 9, 1871 ; m., 1st, Melinda 
Davis of Va., who d. without issue; 2d, Oct. 
30, 1828, Charlotte, dau. of Jno. Brunnemer 
of Va. He was son of Jeremiah Bromwell, 
who d. Aug. 1,5. 1806, or 1807. He was the 
oldest and only son; his father m. twice; 
had by first wife, in addition to this son, 3 


daughters: Anne (b. 1795; m. Mr. Hearst; d. in Morgan Co., 
Ind., isov. 24, 1864, leaving descendants; Alice, who was 
bnmed to death when 3 years of age from clothing catching fire, 
and Xancv, d. in inf. By his second wife Jeremiah Bromwell 
had Eliza, Susan, and Mary Anne; the last m, a Mr. Hopkins 
of Annaj)olis, Md., and had son, Samuel, who in 1858 was Clerk 
of Court in Easton, Talbot Co., Md. Jeremiah also had a 
brother, Jacob Bromwell, who was living in 1807, and had by a 
second wife sons John, Jeremiah, Jacob, and possibly others. 
The Rev. Jacob Lowe Bromwell was an orphan by the death of 
his mother at 7 years of age ; his father d. when he was 15 years 
old ; his uncle Jacob was made his guardian ; he entered the min-_ 
istry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and joined the band of 
traveling ministers, preaching through the pioneer settlements of 
Va. and Ind. ; for 40 years he was a member of the Baltimore 
Conference, and could remember when the old building on Light 
St., Bait., would hold all the ministers of the Conference. His 
work Avas very difficult, and obstacles almost at times insur- 

He was converted in early life in Baltimore, and was 
licensed to exhort by Eev. Henry Boehm, Presiding Elder in 
Talbot Co., at the quarterly meeting at Trappe, May 10, 1815. 
His first license to preach was given by Eev. Jacob Gruber, Pre^ 
siding Elder, dated June 15, 1816; he was ordained Deacon by 
Bishop R. R. Roberts in Bait., March 14, 1819, and Elder by 
Bishop Enoch George, Sept. 23, 1821, in Lexington, Ivy. ; in 
1817 he was admitted to trial in the Baltimore Conference, and 
appointed to Huntington Circuit, Carlisle District, and in 1818 
to the Pendleton Circuit, Greenbriar District; in 1819 to the 
Greeubriar Circuit, and in 1820 to the Monroe Circuit, in the 
same District. In 1822 he was sent to the Lancaster Circuit, 
Potomac District; in 1823-4 to Berkeley Circuit, and in 1825 to 
Botetourt Circuit, Winchester District ; in 1826 he was superan- 
nuated on account of an affection of the throat, but became effect- 


ive again in 1829, and was sent to the Greenbriar Circuit and 
Rockingham Circuit; he was again superannuated in 1830, and 
sustained the relation until death. He came to Indiana in 1831 
and entered land in Morgan Co., where he d. His dau. Mary 
S. now lives on a part of this old estate. When he came to Ind. 
the country was a wilderness, and he commenced his labors as 
he was able, preaching in cabins, log schoolhouses and in the 
woods as opportunity offered, and preaching funerals all over the 
range of country where he lived. He became the founder of a 
number of societies, and especially of Shiloh and Salem 
churches ; although a superannuate for forty years, he did good 
service for the church in the country around him. He was 
Justice of the Peace also most of this time. He was ill only a 
short time when he died at the age of 79 years, and the fifty- 
fourth of his ministry. His Conference was in session in Balti- 
more at this time. 

He did not know the precise degree of his relationship to 
William Bromwell (Xo. 10, p. 20), but thought himself to be a 
great-nephew. He said he had a great-uncle in Md., on the East- 
ern Shore, who had a grist mill, and also a line of ferryboats, 
and had so fine a voice that it could be heard across the river 
when he would call his ferryman, "Stanley." 

Issue (all by second wife) : 
(a) ELIZABETH ANNE BROMWELL. b. Sept. 10, 1829: d. M.nclx. 

1901; m. Archibald Dressier. Had issue: 1, Tippet, h. 

(m. Jno. Duncan, and had Annie Luella, b. May 17, 1870. Guy. b. 
Aug. 24, 1878. Minnie, b. Oct. 4, 1880. and Marie Elizabeth, b. April 

1, 1884, and m. Mr. Sheffer, and had Horace Duncan, b. 1903; Ed- 
ward Sherrel, b. March 1, 1907, and Jennie Park, b. May 19. 1910. 

2, Lavinia E. Dressier; m. Horace Lafayette Riggs, June 1. 1873, and 
had 6 chil.: Hilbert Arley, b. Sept. 8, 1874; James Arthur, b. 
June 29, 1876: Ethel May. b. May 23. 1880; Win. Riley, b. Oct. 21, 
1884: Harry Raymond, b. Feb. 2G, 1889, and Hazel Marie, b. Dec. 9, 
189.'>; of these chil., the 1st, Hilbert Arley Riggs, m. Ivy D. Myers 
on Nov. 24, 1897, and had James Lee, b. July 9, 1898, who d. Aug. 
14, 1898, soon after his mother; Hilbert Arley Riggs remarried to 
Irma Ross, Feb. 14. 1903. The 2d child of Lavinia E. Dressier and 


H. Lafayette Riggs (Jas. A.) m. July 20, 1898, Bessie Wetzel, andhad 
Rajnuond Allen, b. Dec. 19, 1900; James Carrol, b. Jan. 13, 1902; 
Roma, b. June 17, 1904, and possibly other chil. The 3d child of 
Lavinia E. and H. L. Riggs (Ethel May) m. Arthur Saxon April 8, 
1903, and had Lloyd Atherton, b. April 4, 1905, and Doris Marie, b. 
Feb. 20, 1909. The 4th child (Wm. Riley Riggs) m. Daisy Mosher 
Sept. 20, 190G. 3, Laura Dressier, b. Feb. 7, 1857 ; m. Floyd Terhune, 
and had issue: Ertle, b. Feb. 14, 1872; Callie, b. April 7, 1876; Ar- 
chie, b. July 27, 1880; Bessie, b. Jan. 11, 1887; Lester, b. March 6, 
1889; Albert, b. Oct. 8, 1891, and Guy, b. Jan. 22, 1896. 4, Prof. 
Fletcher Bascomb Dressier, h. Sept. 21, 1858; m. Cornelia, dau. of 
Judge Welborn, and has Otis, b. Dec, 1893, and also another son, b. in 
1910. Prof. Dressier grad. at the Univ. of Ind., and is Prof, of the 
Science and Art of Teaching at the University of Alabama, and was 
formerly a member of the Faculty of the University of California. 
He is the author of two books. 5, Ella May Dressier; m. Byron Det- 
more, and had Mary M. (b. July 14, 1882, m. Wm Roe, and had Vio- 
let, b. 1906) ; Ernest A. Detmore, b. ^Nlay 13. 1884, m. Nellie Stev- 
ens; Maud A. Detmore, b. Nov. 4, 1888; Dottie Detmore, b. June 27, 
1890; Glen A. Detmore, b. March 25, 1900; Opal Detmore, b. .Jan. 
29, 1902, d. Feb. 12, 1902; Alice Detmore, b. July 4, 1905. 0, Jacob 
Dressier, b. May 25, 1864, m. Nora Knox. 7, Coda Dressier, b. Jan. 
12, 1867, m. Adeline Taylor, and had Adeline, b. July 5, 1895; Elsie, 
b. Dec. 1, 1896; Russel, b. Feb. 27, 1901. d. April 24, 1904, and Lena 
Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1905. 8, Ariadne Dressier, b. Oct. 11, 1868, m. 
Jefferson, son of Enos Musgrave, and had issue: Jacob R., b. March 
17, 1890; Frank D., b. April 2, 1894; Edith M., b. June 6. 1895; 
Martha R., b. Jan. 28, 1897; Enos Fletcher, b. Dec. 25, 1898: Rachel 
Garnet, b. March 10, 1901; Harry, b. Jan. 27, 1903: Silas R., b. Dec. 
23, 1905; Paul Wendell, b. Jan., 1907, and j\Iabel Florence, b. April 
23, 1909. 
(b) JOHN BRUNNEMER BROMWELL. b. Dec. 16, 1833, in .Johnson 
Co., Ind. In the autmnn of 1861 he volunteered and entered the army 
(Company E, 26th Reg. Ind. Vols.), and was engaged in chasing Price. 
Was in the Battle of Prairio Grove when the bullets were flying 
thickly about him, cutting off twigs above his head, but never touch- 
ing him. He was taken prisoner at Morganza. and marched to Tyler 
and guarded with other prisoners in an open place. His fare was 
rough. One pint of meal, unsifted, and a small piece of blue beef. 
After about two weeks he tried to devise means to escape. He could 
not get any of his company to join him, but three members of an- 
other company intended to go, and he determined to go with them. 
In some way their other companions attracted the attention of the 


guard on his beat, when they went out on hands and feet, expecting 
at any moment to hear the guns go olT. 

They soon found themselves among the pines, and as the wind was 
blowing quite hard, thought the hounds were after them, and made 
fast time in flight. But they were taken up by the conscript catch- 
ers, and carried along with them, and once more made an escape. 
Being very hungry they stopped at a house to get something to eat, 
and a negro betrayed them. They w^ere again taken, but escaped a 
third time, and then ran into the Rebel picket lines, w^ere caught, 
and carried away to Shreveport, where they were put into a log jail. 
John, on looking about him, saw a crack in the walls of the build- 
ing, and with a dull piece of iron he worked at this until he made 
an opening, through which he could pass, and for the last time re- 
leased himself, and later, after severe suffering, reached the Union 

His feet were worn out, so that the toe nails came off. After reach- 
ing home he seemed at first to be doing well, but took erysipelas and d. 
Jan. 7, 1805, and was buried with the honors of Avar on Jan. 8th. 
He had m. Mary E. Bressler in 1854. She survived him, d. Jan. 12, 
1884. Issue: Alice, d. while her father was in the army. George 
D., b. Oct. 27, 1856; m. Miss Sheffelberger, and had (1) Nellie M., 
b. Dec. 24, 1880; (2) Attie M., and (3) Hattie G. (twins), b. Dec. 
10, 1882; (4) Fannie B., b. Sept. 7, 1885. (Attie (2), m. C. L. Law- 
rence.) Florence, b. Nov. 11, 1858; m. M. S. Taylor, 1878. Issue: 
(1) Myrtle, d.; (2) Mary (m. Emmet Landers, and has Helen); 
(3) Nettie, w^ho is a nurse in the Methodist Hospital in Indianapo- 
lis; (4) Dattie (who m. Walter Armstrong, and has 2 chil.). Floyd, 
d. in inf. 
(c) MARTHA MELINDA BROMWELL. b. Jan. 25, 1837; m. Wni. J. 
Knox in 1854. He was a Sergeant in 33d Reg. 111. Vols., and was 
taken by the Confederates and kept for a time in Libby. They had 
issue: Melville Crary, b. Aug. 18, 1855 (m. Clara Johnson and has 
Ray Ruth and Irene Gladys). Ella, b. May, 1858; m. Jacob Miller 
Julian, son of Thos. P. Julian, one son, J. Knox Julian (sergeant- 
at-arms of the U. S. Senate), Indianapolis, Ind. Ada, b. Aug. 4., 
1865; m. John Richardson (insurance, Indianapolis), has William 
Knox and John Atwood. Arda, b. Nov. 29, 1868j is teacher of Man- 
ual Training in the High School of Indianapolis, Ind. Rose, b. May 
4. 1870; m. R. Carl Minton (has Ralph Carlton, who was b. May 
29, 1894). Charlotte Bromioell, b. Aug. 25, 1872; m. Lieut. Har- 
lan Page Perrill, of the U. S. Navy (has Harlan Knox, who was b. 
Dec. 17, 1904, and Martha Ellen Charlotte, wdio was b. March 1, 
1909). Media Gertrude, b. May 13, 1875; m. Jerome E. Jennie 
(N. Dakota). 


(d) JEREMIAH FLETCHER BROMVVELL. b. in Ind., Oct. 22, 1839. 
Lives in Kan.; m. in Ind., Nov. 22, 1800. He was named for his 
gv. f . ( Biomwell ) , and for the Rev. Fletcher. His w^ife, Margaret 
Wiley Park, was b. April 10, 1842. He is a very large man, weigh- 
ing over 200 pounds, and has always had fine health. He was in 
the famous 33d Reg. of Indiana, which marched to the sea with 
Sherman (Co. C, mustered in Sept., 1861, and mustered out in At- 
lanta in Sept., 1864). Issue: John Fletcher, b. Oct. 12, 1861, while 
his father was in the army (m. Carrie Brumbaugh and had 6 chil., 
viz.: Clara, Altha, Denzel, Ruth, John, Park and Bessie). James 
Grant, b. Dec. 31, 1865. Jacob Clarence, b. Oct. 2, 1867 (m. Emma 
Blair, and had 5 chil., viz.: Harry Edward, Vivian (d. in inf.), Imo- 
gene, Minnie and Ralph). He lives in Ottumwa, la. William Co- 
bum, b. Feb. 28, 1871 (m. Minnie Chorn, and has 1 dau, LoUa Rhea, 
b. April 23, 1899). Altha Belle, b. April 21, 1874 (m. Jno. R. Will- 
iams, and had 3 chil., Margaret Esther, Reed and Mary). Live in 
Marion, Kan. Edward Wellington, h. Sept. 24, 1875; d. Sept. 4, 1877. 
Harry Porter, b. April 9, 1879. Lives in Kan. and in Okla. (1 son.) 

(e) MARY SUSAX BROMWELL. b. Aug. 10, 1842; m. Henry Wright, 
Issue: Lewis, m. Clara Sanders. Hani/ (died). Hallie, m. Ezra 
Deen, and Bertram. 

(f) ESTHER M. M. BROMWTXL (Indiana), b. Jan. 10, 1847; m. 
Gabriel Howe, who died, and she m. Isaac Freeman (Ohio). One 
child, Hallie, died. 

AN:N'E BROMWELL. b. 1795, in Md. ; m. Jacob 
Hearst ; lived in Annapolis, where her eldest chil. were b., and 
then in Bait., and after the death of her husband in Morgan Co., 
Ind. She was a sister of the Rev. Jacob Lowe Bromwell ; their 
father, Jeremiah Bromwell, b. Oct. 5, 17G5, m. Elizabeth Lowe, 
their mother. (The Lowe name is very ancient in Md. One of 
the name, Yincent Lowe, m, a sister of Lord Baltimore.) Ann 
had issne : 

a SARAH HEARST, m. Samuel Brown. Issue: John, who lives in 

Bait., and Anna Victoria, who m. a Mitchell, and lives in Phila. 
b JOHN HEARST. Lived in Mo.; unmar. ; d. Feb., 1858. 
c ELEANOR HEARST, b. Sept. 14, 1834, Annapolis, Md.; m. Geo. 
Cook; d. Dec. 22, 1897. Issue: Geo. Addison, h. July 7, 1852, m. 
Matilda Holman, and d. March 6, 1904; Anna Catherine, h. May 27, 
1855, d. 1860; M. RoselU, d. June 23, 1882; ^arah J., m. Valentine, 
son of Aaron Wiley. John Phillips, m. Eva Lloyd, and, 2d, Eliza- 
beth Gagle; lives in Ga. and had Emmet Lloyd, who was b. June 9, 


1895, and d. March 6, 1900. Wm. Fletcher m. Viola Bruner. Of 
these chil., the elder, Geo. Addison Cook, had issue: Grace Mildred, 
b. Feb. 19, 1892; Victor Leroy, b. June 12, 1894; Cecil Edgar, b. 
Feb. 7, 1897; Albert Glenn, b. Nov. 25, 1899. 

d GEORGE HEARST. No information. 

e JACOB HEARST. No information. 

lid., May 7, 1831 ( ?) ; son of James D. and Emeline (Smith) 
Bromwell. He was finely educated, was an author and contrib- 
utor of botli fiction and poetry to magazines and papers, and 
wrote several books. He studied law with Barton, Key and Car- 
lisle of Washington, and became a fine lawyer and highly re- 
spected. During the Civil War he lived in Eichmond, where he 
was Secretary to Judah P. Benjamin, the Secretary of State of 
the Confederacy. He is said to have been of very great talents 
in every way, and remarkably handsome also. He m. Oct. 24, 
1860, Alice, dau. of Capt. Otmay H. Berryman, of the LL S. 
Xavy, of a family which lived in Winchester, Va., before the 
war. The first soundings for the Atlantic cable were made by 
Capt. Berryman, who commanded at that time the IT. S. brig. 
Dolpltuh^ He was a most loyal and noble officer, considered of 
great value to the Union, and if the story could be told of the 
courtship of his child by the Secretary of the principal Cabinet 
officer of the Confederacy no doubt it would be a romantic one. 

WiUiam J. BromircU and Alice Had Issue. 

ALICE BERRYMAN BROMWELL. b. Jujie l."), 18G2: m. June 19, 

1889, to Wm. H. Johnson, and 2nd Joseph Foster, and had dau. 

Dorothea, b. Nov. 1. 1895. (Tliere may be other issue from this 
dau.). Wash., n. C. 

*Note — In Henry Field's book. "The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph." 
he gives a very interesting account of the labors of Berryman, both in the 
matter of making the soundings for the cable, a daring undertaking, and in 
nis unselfish and brave work for the Union, when he rendered so much assist- 
ance to the cause. Field styles him "This gaUant officer who did such service 
to science and to his country.'' He died soon after the war. William J. Brom- 
well, above, said that the name of Bromwell was Welsh, and had been at 
one time Bronncellyn. 





A bird last spring came to my window shutter, 
One lovely morning at the break of daj% 

And from his little throat did sweetly utter 
A most melodious lay. 

He had no language for his joyous passion, 
No solemn measure nor artistic rhyme ; 

Yet no devoted minstrel e'er did fashion 
Such perfect tune and time. 

It seemed of thousand joys a thousand stories, 
All gushing forth in one tumultuous tide; 

A hallelujah for the morning glories 
That bloomed on every side. 

And with each canticle's voluptuous ending, 

He sipped a dew-drop from the dripping pane; 

Then, heavenward his little bill extending, 
Broke forth in song again. 

I thought to emulate his wild emotion. 

And learn tlianksgiving from his tuneful tongue; 

But human heart ne'er uttered such devotion, 
No human lip such song. 

94 T H E B R O M W E L L F A M I L Y . 

At length he fiew and left me in my sorrow, 
Lest I should hear those tender notes no more, 

And though I early waked for him each morning, 
He came not nigh my door. 

But once again, one silent summer even. 

I met him hopping in the new-mown hay ; 
But he was mute and looked not up to heaven. 

The bird that sang in May. 

Though now I hear from dawn to twilight hour 
The hoarse wood-pecker and the noisy jay, 

In vain I seek through leafless grove and bower, 
The bird that sang in May. 

And such, methinks. are childhood's dawning pleasures ; 

They charm a moment, and then fly away ; 
Through life we sigh, and seek those missing treasures, 

The birds that sang in May. 

This little lesson, then, my heart remember. 

To seize each bright-winged blessing in its day, 

And never hope to hear in cold December, 
The bird that sang in May. 

The following is appended to a reprint of this poem, made many 
years ago in a Maryland paper (clipping date unknown) : 

"This beautiful poem was written by Mr. William Bromwell, a 
native of Trappe, and resident until the period of his early manhood. 
While employed as tutor in the Lloyd family of this county, he met the 
noted Judah P. Benjamin, who was then Senator from Louisiana and 
who afterward became Attorney General of the Confederacy. Mr. Brom- 
well's ability attracted the attention of this brilliant lawyer and states- 
man, through whose influence he was employed by the government at Wash- 
ington, and later by the Confederate government in Richmond. It was in 
Washington that this poem was written, and it was published in Harper's 
Magazine of June, 1857. 

"After the close of the Civil War, Mr. Bromwell, having studied law, 
accompanied Mr. Benjamin to London, where they made their residence, the 
latter winning favor and distinction at the bar, but Mr. Bromwell only 
lived a few years longer. A widow and two daughters survived him, and 
they returned to their early home in Virginia. Many of the older residents 
here were well acquainted with this gentleman of talent, and he was a 
brother to the mother of Mr. H. E. Mullikin." 




Sept. 26, 1836; d. in 1864 or 1865; m. 
Henry Miillikin and had issue: Harry 
Edgar, h. Aug. 1, 1860; m. Jan. 14, 1886, 
Roberta Lee Raffle (b. June 29, 1863), 
and has Isabella Bromwell, b. Oct. 14, 
1886; Harry Edgar, b. Feb. 10, 1888; 
:\rildred Earle, b. 1890; Gladys Car- 
lysle, b. Aug. 26, 1892. In addition to the 
son above mentioned, Sarah Ellen had a son, 
who d. in inf. It was another case of a 
mother leaving her little one to be reared by 
others, as she died when her eldest was only about 4 years old. She 
was a sister of Wm. J. Bromwell above, and they had also a 
brother Alfred, who was said to have lived in Cuba at one time. 

Military records of various persons named Bromwel! not otherwise enu- 
merated : 


PETER BROMWELL,. Enlisted Jan. 22, 1776, Talbot Co., Md. Muster 
roll of 4th Maryland (Independent) Co. 

PETER BROMELL. Under 5th Regiment, Maryland; date of enlist- 
ment not given; he d. June 26, 1777. (This is a list of non-commissioned offi- 
cers and men.) 

GEORGE BRUMWELL. In list of men blown up in the barges. (Wm. 
Lowe, Lieut. ) 

ROBERT BROMWELL (same also spelled BROMEL), 5th Regiment. 
Maryland Troops. He enlisted Dec. 10, 1776, and was reported missing Aug. 
16, 1780. Regiment recruited in Baltimore and Frederic Co. 

ROBERT BROMWELL. Name among a list of the sick of the 5th Mary- 
land Regiment, commanded bv William Richardson. To be sent to the hospital 
at New Windsor, Dec. 8, 177S. Wm. Kilty, surgeon 5th Md. Reg. 

NATHANIEL BRUMELL. Capt. 10th Militia Reg., 1777, Connecticut. 

TITUS BRUMELL. Capt. 15th Militia Reg., 1778, Connecticut. 

CIVIL WAR (Union Side). 

SEYMOUR BROMWELL. Appointed Capt. Subsistence, Oct. 2S, 1S62. 
Resigned Oct. 15. 1864. 

JOHN H. BROMWELL. 1st Reg., Potomac Home brigade; inf. recruited 
in Baltimore and Frederic Co., Md. Also in Company K, 13th Md. inf., Feb., 
1865; May, 1865. 


WILLIAM BROMWELL. 1st Reg., Eastern Shore Inf., Co. A., Sept. 27, 
1861; Aug. 16, 1862. Hon. disch. (Co. recruited in Cambridge, Dorchester 
Co., Md.). The Reg. was in Battle of Gettysburg. 

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CHARLES T. BRAJMWELL. d. Dec. IS. 1S64, in Rebel prison in Dan- 
ville, Va. : enlisted June IS, 1S61. Co. organized in Bait., Md. (2d Reg-., Md. 
Inf., Co. B). 

JOSEPH BROMWELL. Enlisted Sept. IP,. 1861; hon. disch. Sept. 13. 
1864. This Co. was recruited in Frederic Co. and Baltimore Co. It was in tlie 
Siege of Petersburg, Battle of Antietam, Siege and Occupation of Richmond 
(Co. E, 5th Reg. Inf., Md.). 

LATROBE BROMWELL. Co. H. 11 th Reg., Md. Volunteer Inf., Jan. 
22, 1862. Mustered out June 15, 1865. Recruited in Baltimore. 

JOHN BRUMMEL. Feb. 19, 1865, to May 29, Co. B., 13th Reg. Inf.. 
Md. ; recruited from Baltimore and Frederic City. Honorable discharge. 

JOHN BRUMMEL. In Co. K. ; same ; served four years. 

JOHN BRUMMEL. Recruited in Frederic Co., Md., 1st Reg., Potomac 
Home Brigade Inf., Co. B. 


CHARLES L. BROMWELL. b. in Montreal, Canada; son of English- 
born parents; d. ; buried in Montreal (St. Mary's Cem. ), by the side of 

his mother. His estate was settled in Boston, Mass. ; had sister, who m. Pat- 
ricia Ryan ; another, who in. Wm. Burrows, and another ni. Mr. Higgins, of 

Toronto, Can. The first-named lived in Montreal. He m. Nellie F. , and 

had son, Charles L. 

W. H. BROMWELL. Bait.; b. St. Michael, Md..; mariner; says his 
father's relatives were in the West ; is not related to those in Bait. His father 
lias 4 bros., 2 sisters; all dec'd before 1910. 

WILLIAM BROMWELL. From a place called Tobacco Sticlt, Caroline 
Co., Md. ; m. Miss Johns. Had issue: Hosea J. (who m. Louisa Hammond of 
Frederic Co., and had several cliil., incUiding Richard E. of Bait., one of the 
younger ones). William also had d. Elizabetli. who never m., and another 
dau., who m. Robert E. Hardcastle. Say they are not related to the other 
Bromwells in Md. 

JOSEPH BRUMMEL. (1) Emig. from Yorksliire, Eng., about 1780; 
m. at Annapolis, Md., and d. early, leaving widow, wiio moved to the Eastern 
Shore of the state.. (She first remarried). 

His son, JOSEPH BKl'.M.MIOL (2), b. in Annapolis, moved to Hamp- 
stead, Carrol Co., where JOSIOI'II I'.RUMMEL (3d) was born; the rest of the 
family lived in and around llanipslead ; the de.scendants are widely scattered. 

JOSEPH BRUMMEL (4). b. in Bait, about 1839; now 71 years old. 

Judge Charles Brainel, of Laramie, Wyo., was a son of John How- 
son Bramel (who had a bro. William), and was b. in Bait., Md. Son of 
William Bramel. whose ancestors came from Wales. Also lived in Nor- 
folk, Va. 

The name of Bromswold is of great antiquity in Nottingliam Co., Eng. 
(Leighton Bromswold had a son, Henry Pelham, b. 1883). 

WILLIAM BROMWELL. b. in Dorchester Co., Eng., March 12, 1S21. 
Came to America in 1S40, locating in Canada. In 1S65 removed to Cedar Co., 
Iowa; d. June 10, 1S74 ; m. Mary G. Nightengale in Clarance, Iowa. (She 
was a native of Eng.). Issue: Jane M., Harriet E., and William H. Brom- 

THOMAS BROMWELL. Came from Eng. time of Am. Rev. Name was 

spelled Bramwell in old country ; wife probably named Dillaha. Issue : 

James T., and another named William, who went west. James T. had issue : 

James Dillaha Bromwell, Robert F , and Charles, who was b. in Easton, 

Talbot Co., Md., about 1873 (?). Lives now in Phila. (iron mf.). 

J. E. BROMWELL. b. Linn Co., Iowa, March 12, 1847. Lived in 
Raymond, Iowa. His father d. in 1866. J. E. B. had son Edward, b. 1876. 

Mem. contrib. by Wm. W. and Wm. R. Bromwell, 1900. 

JAMES BROMWELL. b. at Tobacco Stick (now Madison), Dorcliester 
Co., Md., about 1810; d. about 1S82 ; had a relative named Josiah Bromwell. 
He had 4 sons, and 1 dau. ; his son John Edward m. and had issue : Wm. R. 
and a dau., who m. B. .S. Lambert and lived in Bait. James Bromwell's next 
son, William W., b. in 1831, in Dorchester Co., Md., m. a dau. of Jno. Har- 
rington of same Co.. about 1852, and had : 1, Mattie E. (who m. Mr. Baer, and 
had 4 chil.) ; 2, Josephine H., m. Mr. Johnson (2 chil.) ; 3, John W., m. (1 
child. Bait.) ; 4, Columbus H., m. (1 child) ; Bait. 







{Sixth Generation.) 




Great Grand-daughter of 
Willimn Bromioell, Beulah Hall. 
Lemuel Holmes, Patience Harloiv. 
Jonathan Payne, Elizabeth Wright. 
Henry Rice, Elizabeth Leffter. 


Data relating to their ancestors and a record of all of their descend- 
ants, and some matters of interest concerning collateral lines of both 
Holmes and Hailow. 

Nineteen Illustrations. 

I .^^W^^^^-^*— L^. 

(From an old oil painting in possession of his descendants (artist unlvnown) 
painted about 179S, in New Berne. N. C.) 





Authorities: Adams, Gen., by Georc/e P. Adams: Gyles Memorial, by 
J. Adams Vinton; Savage's Gen. Index; Davis' Landmarks of Plymouth; 
Kingston and Plymouth Records, etc. 

Ancestors Names in Capitals and Italics. 

(1) EEV. JOHK HOLMES, b. prob. in Eng. ; thought 
by Vinton to be the son of William of Marshfield, one of the 
"Conihasset Planters," a company of 26 colonists who purchased 
the hmd near Scituate, and operated it after the manner of a 
modern corporation. William was Freeman of Plymouth Col- 
ony in 1658, and in Scituate 1641, later removing to Marshfield. 
He was identified with the Colonial wars. His son John studied 
at Harvard College, and became Pastor of the Church at Dux- 
bury, and m. Mary, dau. of John Wood, or Atwood of Plymouth ; 
m. 1661. The Rev. John Holmes d. Dec. 24, 1675, 3 years be- 
fore his father; his will is dated Dec. 16, 1675; he describes 
himself as ''teacher of the Church of Christ at Duxbury," gives 
to his eldest son Joseph ''all my Latin and Grreek books;" 
gives to his wife Mary, "all my houses and lands in Duxburrow, 
with all my moveables excepting, etc." His widow Mary after- 
ward remarried to Major William Bradford, son of Gov. Wil- 
liam Bradford. She was a grand-daughter, on her mother's side, 
of Richard Masterson, who never came to the Colonies, but who 
remained in Leyden for twenty years after the sailing of the 
Mayflower, the Puling Elder and leader of the remnant of the 
flock who did not leave Holland. 

Rev. John Holmes and Mary had with other issue: 

(2) JOSEPH HOLMES, b. July 9, 1665, Duxbury; 
d. Kingston, June 26, 1753. He established an iron manufac- 


turing business in Kingston, on Jones River, which later grew to 
large proportions, and has been carried on by a number of gen- 
erations of his descendants. His grandson, or great-grandson, 
George Bass Holmes, became a noted iron manufacturer, and 
was promoter of the first cotton mill to be operated by steam in 
Massachusetts. Joseph, our ancestor, m., 1st Sarah Sprague; 
nothing authentic known of their son John. His second wife 
was Mary Breivster, our ancestor, b. Kingston, Feb. 10, 1678-9, 
and d. April 17, 1761, aged 82 years. She was dau. of Wrest- 
ling, son of Love, son of Elder William Breivster, the spiritual 
leader and guide of the Pilgrims both in Plymouth and Holland, 
who was b. at Scrooby Manor-House, ^Nottinghamshire, Eng., a 
place already made famous as the house where C-ardinal Woolsey 
stopped after being banished from public life by Henry VIII. 
Brewster was Assistant Secretary to Davidson, Secretary to 
Queen Elizabeth, but abandoned public life on Davidson's down- 
tail, and, becoming converted to Puritanism, went to Leyden 
with the earliest of the Pilgrims, who left England in search of 
religious freedom, and there supported himself by teaching Eng- 
lish and Latin in the University. His chil. were William, Pa- 
tience, who came in the "Anne," and was later the 2d wife of 
Gov. Thomas Prence; Fear, who was the 2d wife of Isaac Al- 
lerton; Wrestling (d. unmar.), and Love (came in the May- 
flower), m. Sarah Collier, dau. of William Collier, merchant of 
London, one of the promoters in a financial way of the Mayflower 
expedition, and who cast in his lot with the Pilgrims, removing 
to the Colony, where he was assistant for 28 years, and one of the 
first plenip. at the first meeting of the Congress of the United 
Colonies (1643); d. 1670; was one of the first purchasers at 
Dartmouth. Mary and Joseph lived at "Breivster Place," King- 

Joseph Holmes had (with other issue) hi/ Mary Brewster: 

(3) JOSEPH HOLMES, b. Oct. 4, 1696 ; m. May 20, 

1731, Rehecca, dau. of Boht. Waterman. She was born Oct. 9, 


1710, lier mother being Mary Cushman, dan. of the Rev. Isaac 
Cushman, first pastor of the first church at Plympton, dying on 
Oct. 22, 1732, in the eighty-fourth year of his age, and the thir- 
ty-seventh of his ministry; he was described as "tliat eminent 
and faithful steward and servant of Christ." His father was 
the noted Elder Thomas Cushman. who came in the Fortune, 
and preached the first seraion ever printed in America. He is 
buried on Burial Hill, Plymonth, where his descendants have 
erected a monument. He was styled ^Hhat faithful Servant of 
the Lord." He was son of Robert Cushman, the business agent 
of the Pilgrims in London, who rented the ship for them, and 
otherwise managed the financial part of the enterprise of the 
expedition from Leyden of those who came to the new world. 
The mother of our ancestor. Rev. Isaac Cushman, was Mary Al- 
lerton, who came in the Mayflower with her father Mr. Isaac 
Allerton ; he had m. in the exile in Leyden Mary N orris of i^ew- 
bury, Eng. He was b. in Eng. between 1583 and 1585, and m. 
in 1611, iSTov. 4. His second wife was Fear, dau. of Elder Wil- 
liam Brewster. Allerton was the wealthiest of all the Pilgrims ; 
he was the fifth signer of the Compact. Mary Allerton was the 
last survivor of the Pilgrims. 

Joseph Holmes had (unth other issue) by Rebecca Water- 

(4) JOSEPH HOLMES, b. Oct. 20, 1733, Kingston; 
m. ]^ov. 29, 1770, Jemima, dau. of John, son of Francis, son of 
Richard Adams, who came from Eng. and was killed by Indians 
in his efforts to effect a settlement on a tract of twelve thousand 
acres of land in !N^ew Hampshire, he having the intention to 
colonize it with English colonists. He was engaged in the work 
of making the preliminary survey when killed. Joseph Holmes 
and Jemima had the following children: 

5 LEMUEL HOLMES, b. Oct. 15, 1771: in. Patience, dau. of Capt. 
Zephaniah Harloic. They had issue: 
6 HENRIETTA HOLMES; ni. Henry Broughton Biorawell. 


G MELIXDA HOLMES; m. :\Lxttliew Trimble. 
6 LEMUEL HOLMES; m. Mary Newton. 
5 JOSEPH HOLMES; b. Dec. 11, 1772; m. his double cousin, Lucy 
Holmes. Kingston. 

5 PELHAM HOLMES; b. Nov. 10, 1774; m. , Mary 

Lobdell. One son (d.) Pelham. 
5 CLARISA HOLMES, b. Jan. 11, 1779; m. 1803, Lemuel Bryant. 
5 PAMELIA HOLMES; b. March 18, 1781; m. Capt. Robt. McLauthlin. 
5 POLLY HOLMES; b. Sept. 24, 1783; m. Solomon Leach. 

TJie Descendants of Lemuel. 

(.Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John. William, I.) 

(1) LEMUEL HOLMES, b. in Plymouth Co., ^lass., Oct. 
15, 1771 ; d. in Cumberland, Clark Co., 111., Aug. 21, 1847 ; m, in 
1791 in Plymouth, to Patience Llarlow, dan. of Captain Zepha- 
niah Harlow, whose wife was Patience Johnson. The descent 
of Patience Harlow can be found in Davis' Landmarks of Plym- 
outh^ in N. Eng. Gen. Beg., in Savage, and other well known 

Lemuel and Patieuce are buried in Illinois, in a little neg- 
lected burying ground in what is now Casey, but was formerly 
Cumberland, a town that has disappeared. She died in 1819. 
During their last few years they were cared for by their daugh- 
ter Henrietta (Mrs. Bromwell), who was very much devoted to 
them. There has been two portraits of Lemuel, both painted in 
oil ; one was ordered painted by his Masonic Lodge (in Newbern, 
]^. C), to which he had given a set of fine china, brought back 
from one of his oriental trips. Correspondence with the officers 
of this Lodge has failed to trace any record of this picture, 
which seems to have disappeared. It was said to have been of 
full length, and life-size. It must have hung in the Lodge halls 
a long time, but since that period a hundred years have passed, 
and it is gone. The other portrait, which is here reproduced, 
was painted also in oil, and is still in possession of the family. 
The artists of both portraits are unknown. 

Patience was born March 5, 1775, in Plymouth, probably 


in Summer St., as there seems to have been an old honse there, 
owned at that time by Zephaniah Harlow. Lemuel w^as born at a 
country place called by the family ''Egypt," because they 
brought com from it and shipped it to other places along the 
coast in their boats. The house at Egypt was two-storied, 
shingled all over, with ten rooms, and wide doors and fireplaces. 
It was burned about 1870. Some lilac bushes marked the spot 
for many years afterward, and may still be seen growing by the 
cellar, which is all that remains of the old home, so long the 
abode of this generous family. 

In personal appearance Lemuel Holmes was light in com- 
plexion, with very bright gray eyes, and light brown hair, and a 
most cheerful and amiable expression, which reflected an opti- 
mistic and loving disposition, and a regard for the rights and 
feelings of others which was most unusual. He was of medium 
height, rather slender, with broad shoulders, liad a finely-shaped 
hand and foot, and was very erect in his carriage, and although 
sprightly, was dignified, and commanded the respect of all wdio 
had any relations with him either in business or society. He 
was of a fearless mould, could make ''ventures" which seemed 
very hazardous, and wdien he met with reverses, as he several 
times did, was never overcome with disappointment, but could 
go again into still more difficult enterprises. During the war 
with Great Britain in 1812 he many times "ran the blockade," 
bringing through the British lines cargoes and ships into port 
when it seemed to be impossible to do so. He was for years a 
very successful shipping merchant, doing business along the 
coast betw^een Kingston, J^orth Carolina, New Orleans and other 
points, sometimes having twenty and thirty vessels, many of 
them quite large, engaged in the trade. He would visit a local- 
ity, taking with him a cargo of goods from some other point, 
would trade it, load up with some other kind of goods, then make 
another point, and finally after many trades would come back to 
Plymouth with a snug little fortune. He had several ships out 



on the water at the time the Congress laid an embargo on Ameri- 
can shipping, and his boats could not enter the ports, and were 
most of them captnred and sunk by the British. This loss he 
bore with fortitude, however, and made renewed efforts, which 

MALVIXA lloL.MKS IX 1849. 

were more or less successful. Only in his old age, when his 
powers were not so great did he decline in his business sagacity, 
and make some investments which met with failure. 

He came West to engage in the river trade between Xew 
Orleans and Cincinnati and other places on the Mississippi and 


Ohio Rivers. He spent a number of years in this business, and 
had river boats constructed with which to carry on the trade. 

In Xew England, his family remaining in Plymouth Co., 
are among the wealthiest and best-known people in the place. 
The descendants of his brother Joseph (Brown Univ. graduate, 
1796), still own the old house where he lived after he was mar- 
ried. It is a fine old mansion, with a wonderful wall paper 
(on the walls of the parlor), which was brought from Europe 
in some of the old ships. The effects in this paper are of Ital- 
ian landscape and architecture, against a background of blue 
sky, with figures in costume of the period of the empire ; none 
of the composition is repeated, but makes a continuous picture 
all around the room. 

Some old elms are at the back of this house, and across 
the street is the ancient burying ground, with its black-green 
cypress trees and slabs of Welsh slate. The charm of this old 
cemetery is unusual ; around it stretch away the dense "Ply- 
mouth Woods," and opening into the town nearby are many em- 
bowered lanes and walks of great beauty. The three children 
of Lemuel and Patience were born in Kingston. Henrietta was 
born in the old Francis Adams house, near the river. 

Chil. of Lemuel Holmes and Patience. 

2 HENRIETTA HOLMES, b. Sept. 4, 1795: m. Henry Broughton 

3 MELIXDA HOLMES, b. 1796; m. Matthew Trimble. 

4 LEMUEL HOLMES, b. ilarch 11, 1798; m. Mary Newton. 

Second Generation. 

(.Lemuel, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John, William 1.) 

(2) HENPJETTA HOLMES. Lived in her childhood 
in Kingston, except for occasional trips with her father on his 
boats to places down the coast not very far away from home. At 
14 years of age she was sent to Bath, lie., to attend the academy 
there, and to be with her Aunt Eliza Morse, whom she loved 


very clearly, and who was one of the strong, good and brainy 
women of her time. Her situation with this aunt was most 
happy, and she formed some friendships, one with John Xeal, 
and also with his sister Rachel, both afterward celebrated in 
different ways, she as a teacher and he as a writer. In the acad- 
emy she had instruction in dancing, for, Avhile her family were 
very pious people, they always taught that art to the children. 
Her other studies w^ere history, English literature, and what 
would now be called elocution, or the art of reading with expres- 
sion and effect, in which she became very clever, being assisted 
bv a natural genius in this direction. For music she had no 
"ear," and could not sing anything, but she enjoyed it seemingly 
as much as other persons. She was a little blonde, and only 
weighed 90 pounds, and had light grey eyes, with the innocent 
expression of a kitten ; but she had a very .firm and determined 
will to always have her way, and never failed to do so. She 
became well educated for her time, always read the best mas- 
ters, had no desire to embroider or make quilts at a time when 
these arts were most practiced by women, never was known to 
gossip, and thought the Holmes, Harlow, Morse, Brewster, Cush- 
man, Warren and other Plymouth Co. families the only ones 
having the real quality. 

She used to say that her family descended from the Duke 
of Clarence, and when any one ^\'ould express doubt would be- 
come very indignant. She did not seem to know in what way 
the descent was derived, but had a knowledge of many of her 
ancestral lines, which a search of the books has proved to be 

Her desire for change of scene was uncontrollable, derived 
from sea-roving ancestors, l^ever was she contented long in one 
place, and it was owing to this disposition that after her mar- 
riage she kept the familj' moving until they arrived in Colorado 
and declined to go further. Here she died Jan. 7, 1882. 

Her marriage to Henry Broughton Bromwell took place 

Member of Congress, Consul to London, etc. 



Aug. 18, 1818, in Baltimore, Md., where her mother took her 
to visit some cousins. Here she met her fate, and never after- 
ward returned to her beloved Plymouth, which was a constant 
source of mourning and lamentation all her life long. She M'as 
most eloquent, her powers of expression inexhaustible. Her wed- 
ding was made the occasion of a large party, and she wore a 
white canton crepe dress which her father had brought her from 
one of his trips to China, and the family still have her wedding 
slippers of white satin, and the silk stockings and garters, and 
silver garter buckles of the groom,"" 

She was most generous and affectionate, and adored her 
children, and reared two children who were in no way related 
to her, as well as two grandchildren. The two ''bound children" 
were called "Willie and Vinie Bromwell, but their real name was 
Ingram, they being little orphans of some people who died of 
cholera in Cumberland, 111. She was intensely religious and 
romantic, and fond of observing signs and omens ; to hear her 
read and intone the psalms was a treat ; she could give the exact 
value to each word and line, and chant like a trained chorister. 
In Illinois, when the state was almost a wilderness, she used to 
entertain large companies during the "camp meetings," when 
the traveling preachers would come through the country, and 
was often known to deliver very fine addresses and exhortations 
without any previous preparation. The family still possess an 
old melodeon which was used on these occasions. 

Chil. of Henrietta Holmes and Henry B. Bromiccll, Sr. 




*Note — When she was married her prospective brotlier-in-law, Henry 
Broughton, made her a present ot a young- negress named Phryne, who was 
her devoted maid for several years ; after the fire, when the arrangements 
were being completed for removal to Cincinnati, she gave this girl her freedom, 
as Phryne wished to marry a young free negro man who was going to Ger- 
many with a family who had inherited property there. The couple were mar- 
ried, and departed very happily for Europe. 




10 LAURA ENGENL4 BROMWELL. m. John Wesley Cook. 

{For a further account of her family and descendants, see BromweU 
Gen., 'Sos. V.K JO'/, 11)1. and Payne Xo. 19.) 

{Lemuel, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev John, Willinm 1.) 

(3) MELIXDA HOLMES, b. in Kingston, Mass., in 
1796 ; m. Matthew Trimble, and went to Oliio, where they bought 
a place in the country in Coshocton Co., calling it "The Maples," 
They built quite a handsome two-story brick house, with large 
rooms and good furnishings, and they erected at their own ex- 
pense a little brick church or chapel, and the professors from 
Kenyon College, a few miles distant, would fill the pulpit, so 
that they always had services each Sabbath. The church was 
on a corner of their land, and they gave a little space, also, for a 

They kept a very hospitable home here for many years, and 
she enjoyed having a house full of friends staying with her, and 
was a fine housekeeper, delighting to make dainties for her lit- 
tle nephews and nieces, as well as for others, and to give enter- 
tainments for the pleasure of her neighbors. She died in 1873, 
and is buried near the chapel, which is in a state of decay, if, in- 
deed, it still stands, to keep guard over the little country grave- 
yard, now grown up in weeds and wild flowers. 

Chil. of Mclinda Holmes and Matlheiv Trimble. 

11 A DAUGHTER, d. in inf. 

12 EVELYN TRIMBLE, b. about 1835: d. unm. in or near the year 

13 CAROLINE SIDNEY TRIMBLE, d. unm., 1883. She was two 
years younger than her sister. 

(Lemuel, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John, William 1.) 

(4) LEMUEL HOLMES, b. in Kingston, Mass., March 
11, 1798 ; d. Feb. 14, 1880 ; m. in Bait., Md., Mary T. :N'ew- 
ton, a sister of Irving Xewton. She was born in Plymouth, 
Mass., Aug. 6, 1805, and d. Sept. 24, 1884. Their marriage 


was solemnized by the Rev. Jno. M. Duncan, Jan. 28, 1822. 
They lived several years in Baltimore, and then removed to 
Ohio, taking a place near Gambler, Knox Co. They were mem- 
bers of the Episcopal Church. 

Chil. of Lemuel Holmes {2d) and Mary. 


15 MARY ROSETTA HOLMES, b. West Bedford. 0., Oct. 24, 1824; 
d. in Coshocton Co., O., Feb. 11, 1849. "Rose:' Unm. 

16 MELINDA MALVINA HOLMES, b. West Bedford, O., Sept. 2.5. 
1826. Lives in Gambier^ O. 

17 ADELINE HOLMES, b. Coshocton Co., O., June 29, 1828; d. there 
Oct. 11, 1835. 


ThikD;, Fourth^ Fifth and Sixth Genekatioxs. 

(14) I,EMUEL JOSEPH HOLMES, b. in Baltimore, 
Md., Dec. 9, 1822 ; lived in childhood in Knox Co., O., and m. 
Nancy Young, 'Nov. 12, 1844. She was b. in Fayette C<3., Pa., 
March 30, 1822, and d. Sept. 29, 1895. He Avas married, 2d, 
Oct. 20, 1896, to Mary Magdaline Gillian. He d. at his home 
near Kendall ville, Noble Co., O., where he had lived for many 
years, on March 14, 1899. He had 7 children. 

Issue {by First Wife). 

19 EUGENE MILTON HOLMES, b. Knox Co., O., June 24, 1847; m. 
Mary Alice, dau. of Cordelia and Ephraini Cramer. Issue : Florence 
Edna, Merle Lemuel, and Beatrice, b. June 2, 1880; m. April 8, 1908, 
Wm. Arthur Amos, and has Roland Elbert, b. July 8, 1909. 

20 MARY ROSETTA HOLMES, b. Knox Co., 0., Dec. 24, 1848; m. 
Sept. 20, 1873, to Allen Willets. Issue: Maud Rosetta, b. Noble 
Co., Ind., Sept. 19, 1874, and Lemuel Franklin, b. in Whitley Co., 
Feb. 15, 1877. The first married, Sept. 25, 1896, John Harold, and 
had one son, Howard Stanley Herald, b. March 18, 1899, and she 
died March 1, 1900. The second child, m. June 6, 1905, Jessie Earl, 
and have son, Allen Earl Willets, b. April 2, 1908. Allen Willets 
(Sr.) d. July 4, 1904. 

21 FLORENCE PARTHENIA HOLMES, b. in Knox Co., 0., Nov. 2, 
1850; m. Jacob Matthews Haines, March 17, 1874. Issue: Arthur 


■ /w .iJ^^^ u.,-ejz~^ — -— : • — - — — ^ 

LAST WILL OF LEMUEL HOLMES. (Written by Himself.) 
(One-fourth the Size of Original.) 


lloirdid. 1). in Muskegon, Midi., Apr!) \'y. 1875. Minnie, b. in Noble 
Co., Ind., Jan. 17, 1887; d. in inf. The first child, Arthur H., m. 
Sept. 27, 1897, Mae Bodenhaffer, and has Norman Byron, b. in Noble 
Co.. Ind., May 20, 1800, and Elton Lee, b. Kendallville, O., Jan. 20, 

22 OLIVE MALVINA HOLMES, b. in De Kalb Co., Ind., June 1. 18.53; 
m. John Willis Wilson, Oct. 7, 1879. Issue: Howard Stanley, b. in 
Noble Co., Ind., Feb. 2, 1885. Arthur Earl, b. same place, March 3, 
1897. The eldest child, Howard Stanley, m. Martha Mae Lysher, 
Auo;. 1. 1900, and has Raymond Robert, b. in Noble Co., May 30, 1908. 

23 HOWARD STANLEY HOLMES, b. Dekalb Co.. Ind., Nov. 4, 1858; 
m., 1st, Helen Francis King, Feb. 5, 1884. 2d, Mrs. Elizabeth Buffe, 
on Oct. 15, 1895. Issue: By 1st wife (who d. Juno 20. 1893), 
Grace, b. Dec. 12, 1886, and m. March 17, 1908, John Taylor. By 
2d wife, Howard Stanley Holmes had issue: Martha, h. Noble Co., 
O., Feb. 22, 1897, and Mary Ellen, b. Feb. 30, 1808. 

24 FRANKLIN LEMUEL H0L:\IES. b. in De Kalb Co., 0., Oct. 21. 
1804; d. Feb. 28, 1880. 

Issue of Lemuel Joseph Holmes and 2d Wife. 

25 JAY ALBERT HOLMES, b. in Noble Co., Ind., Oct. 10, 1897. 

(18) JOSIAH HAKLOW HOLMES, b. Coshocton Co., 
O., Jnno 18, 1830; m. Oct. 16, 1855, Sarah Crawford Wasson. 
who d. in Gambier, April 2, 1881. He m., 2d, Hannah ]\[aria 
Cunningham, of Delaware Co., O. His death occurred April 19, 
1892, in Gambier. Xo issne by 2d marriage. 

Chil. of Josiah Harlow Holmes and Sarah C. 

20 MEANS WASSON HOLMES, b. Nov. 8. 1850; m. Oct. 12. 1881, 
Alice Wilcox. Issue: Clarence Lemuel, h. June 19, 1883, and d. 
Nov. 2, 1884. Theodore Wasson, b. Oct. 21, 1886. Mary Evangeline, 
b. Dec. 8, 1888. 

27 EMMA HOLMES. Lives in New Y^ork, where she graduated in the 
Bellevue Hospital Training School for Nurses, and where she has 
since practiced. Unm. 

28 SARAH LOUISE HOLMES, b. Feb. 26, 1860; m. Oct. 3, 1882, to 
George W. Bennett. Issue: Helen Grace, b. Jan. 16, 1884 (m. April 
5, 1904, to Joseph Clyde Smith, and has Margaret Louise and Ralph 
Bennett, b. Jan. 11, 1000, and April 25, 1908). Sara Lena, h. Dee. 
4. 1885; m. June 3, 1908, John Cunningham. Edna Malrina, b. Sept. 
18, 1892. 



29 HARRY HARLOW HOLMES, b. Jan. U, 1861: m. Aug. 16, 1883, 
Celestia Wolfe, b. Sept. 22, 1859. Issue: Ethel Emma, b. Aug. 13, 
1885; m. June 1. 1901. Jasper P. Walker, and has Ruth Marion, b. 
Oct. 30, 1902, at Los Angeles, Cal.. and Harlow Holmes, b. March 17, 

30 GRACE LORRAINE HOLMES. Lives in New York. 


Descendants of Joseph. 

{Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John, WilUum 1.) 

JOSEPH HOLMES. (The only brother of Lemuel 
Holmes, who left descendants), b. in Plymouth Co., Mass., 
Dec. 11, 1772; d. in Kingston; m. his double cousin, Lucy 
Holmes, b. Oct. 9, 1776, dau. of Jedediah Holmes, by wife 
Sarah Adams, dau. of John, son of Francis, son of Kichard 


Adams. Joseph Holmes graduated at Brown TJniversitv in 
1796, with his cousin John, afterward the noted Senator from 
^faine. He then entered upon a Inisiness career, becoming a 
ship buihler, and following navigation the rest of his life. He 
was always an honored resident of Kingston, doing much for 
the support of the church, and in every way having the esteem 
of the community. He lived in the old mansion represented on 
p. 119, and the reproduction of the old wall paper shows, witli 
the picture of the front entrance, something of the style of the 
conitV)rtal)le houses of that jx'riod in Plyiiiourli Co. llo liad seven 
children, hut only three of them left descendants. They are as 
follows : 

ALEXANDER HOLMES, b. March ,31. 1803; m. his cousin, Eliza 

A. Holmes, and had two sons. He was a very prosperous business 
man, and President of the Old Colony Railroad Co., and a promoter 
of benevolent enterprises in Boston and Kingston. Issue: Joseph, 
who is unmar., lives in Kingston, and has a most beautiful country 
place with fine grounds; Frank H., who m. Miss Brewster, and has 
Alexander. Arthur B. and Helen, the last a graduate of Smith Col- 
lege, a liorist and horticulturist in Plymouth Co. 

EDWARD HOLMES, b. Sept. 15. 180(5, in Kingston; engaged in 
ship-building and navigation ; ni. his cousin, Eliza Bryant, dau. of 
Clarisa Holmes and Lenuicl Bryant. Issue: Anne E. (who always 
called henself her own first cousin) ; m. Sewall A. Faunce (Atty. ), 
of Boston, son of Charles Faunce, a descendant of Elder John Faunce, 
the last ruling Elder of Plymouth Colony. Edtoard K. and Lemuel 

B. were the other chil. of Edward, by Eliza, who d., and he m., 2d, 
^ji^r-^CAbby Bosworth of Plympton, and had Ahhy B.; m. Henry M. Jones, 

'pj^^}^ son of Dr. Henry N. Jones and Paraclete IF., who has Emily B. 

and Joseph. The youngest child of Edward is Lucy, who m. C. 
Fred Howe, son of Alfred, son of Thomas Howe. They live in the old 
Fuller place, Kingston, and have Natalie F., a student at Simmons 
College, Boston; Harold, and Edward, a graduate of the Mass. In- 
stitute of Technology, 1010. 

HORACE HOLMKS. b. Jan. 4, ISOt); m., 1st.. Anne Bradford, a de- 
scendant of Gov. William Bradford. Had Horace, who d., and Guy. 
He m., 2d, Betsy Ward, and had Mary and Lucy. Horace Holmes, Sr., 
d. Jan. 17. IBo;'). the other two brothers later. 

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Upper picture, west wall in parlor of the old Joseph Holmes mansion, showing ancient 
wall paper brought from Europe in some of the old ships almost a hundred years ago. In color . 
It IS deep blue m distance, with foreground effects in cream and brown, and architecture in 
cream or white. Thought to have been brought by Lemuel Holmes. 

Lower picture, east wall of parlor. 

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Upper picture, south-east and south-west corners of room. 
Lower picture, north wall. 




(Pljnnouth Co., Mass., Built 1812) 

The Descendants of Clarisa. 

{Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John, William 1.) 

CLAEISA HOLMES, b. Jan. 11, 1779 ; m. Lemuel Bry- 
ant. Issue: Adeline, m. Cephas Cobb; Eliza, m. her cousin, 
Edward, son of Joseph Holmes ; Alvin, m. Betsy Johnson ; Mary, 
m. Geo. Harrub ; Edwin; Lemuel, m. Marie Bradford, and Clar- 
isa. (!No further information.) 

The Descendants of Pamela. 

{Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John, William 1.) 

PAMELA HOLMES, b. March 18, 1781 ; d. March 10, 
1810; ni. Ca]it. Bobert ^^IcLautblin of Kingston, who d. Dec. 

T H E H O L M E S F A M 1 E Y 


28, 183G. Issue: Pamela, b. 1800; m., 1st, John McLautlilin; 
2d, Allen C. Streeter; Mary, b. 1810; m. Si>encer Holmes of 
Kingston, son of Spencer, son of Sarah Adams and Jedediah 
Holmes; Lucia, b. 1812; m. James W. Holmes, son of Col. 
Charles Holmes (she had two ehil., Liicia. b. Sept. (i, 1838, and 
Anne Maria, b. Jnne 26, 1841) ; Ainic. b. isi.") ; ni. Pelham, son 
of Isaac Brewster. (Xo issue.) 

77/r Dcsrcnddnh of Polh/. 

(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John. Williatn 1.) 

POLLY H0L:MES. b. Sept. 24, ITs:): .1. Dec. 0, 1850; 
m. Solomon Leach. Issue: MarsJmll, Frrdcnc. Milton (who 
was washed overboard at sea) : Ihirrison. and < '(ilhcrlnc . who in. 
Fra7d\liii Cross. Xn further iuforuiation. 

Alfred, Me. 



U. S. Senator from 1820-29. 

Descendants of John Holmes. 

(Melatinh, Joseph, Joseph, Rev. John, William 1.) 

HON. JOHN HOLMES, b. Kingston, Mass., March, 
1773, son of Melatiah Holmes and Elizabeth, clan, of Peleg 
Bradford, a descendant of Gov. William Bradford, of Plymonth 
Colony. They were m. in Kingston, Jan. 31, 1771. John 
Holmes was reared in Kingston, and educated at Brown Univ., 
graduating with the class of 1790, with his cousin, Joseph. (See 
p. 117.) He studied law, removed to Alfred, Me., and became 
a very famous lawyer. He was the promoter of the separation 
of Maine from Mass., and was her first TJ. S. Senator; he was 
in the Senate from 1820 to 1829, and was an intimate friend 


of Henry Clay, and has been considered one of the most able 
men who ever entered this body, his wit, eloquence and genius 
in debate were remarkable, and gave him at once great eminence. 
He was later in life Justice of the Supreme Court of Maine. 
In pri^'ate life he was most lovable, with children being particu- 
larly winning and frolicsome, and a prime favorite. Judge 
Holmes d. in Portland, July 7, 1843. He had m. Sally, dau. 
of Xoah and Hannah Brooks of Scituate. She d. 1834. 

Issue : 

(1) WILLTA:\r BRADFORD HOLMES. (No cliil.): m. Phoebe Little 
of Castine. Me., about IS."}."). 

(2) CHARLES HENRY HOLLIES. ( Xo cliil.) : iii. same year as above, 
Harriet Everson of Topsfiekl, ^Ia>s. 

(.3) HANNAH STETSON HOLMES, d. uniiiar. at tlic age of GO years. 
(4) SARAH ANNE HOLMES, b. 1806: m. the Hon. Daniel Goodenow, 

Justice of the Supreme Court of ]\Iaiiie (son of John). She d. aged 

35 years. 


(A) JOHN H0L:\IES goodenow. b. Alfred. Me. Very eminent 

lawyer, State Senator, later U. S. Consul to Constantinople; d. 

irnmar. at the age of 74 yrs. 
(R) HENRY CLAY GOODENOW. b. June 2.3, 1834. in Alfred. 

Lawyer, municipal Judge of Bangor, Me.; m. Mary Brown. He 

d., aged 62 years. Issue: 

(a) DR. DANIEL GOODENOW. b. Dee.. 1863: one dau., Sadie. 
CNIaynard. Mass.) 

(b) WALTER BROWN GOODENOW. (Florist, etc.) Stough- 
ton, Mass. ; m. 

(c) FRANK GOODENOW. b. in Bangor. Lived in Ports- 
mouth, Va. ; m.; d. 

(d) GRACE GOODENOW. b. in Bangor: m. Terry Gordon: 
lives in Norfolk, Va. 

(e) ANNE GOODENOW. m. Eugene Carpenter: lives in New- 
ton, Mass. ; dau. Elizabeth G. 

(C) ANNE HOLMES GOODENOW. m. Rev. Dr. William Henry 
Willcox. son of Oliver of N. Y. Lives in Maiden, Mass. Issue: 

(a) ELLA G. WILLCOX. b. in Kennebunk, Me. Is a teacher 
in Drury College and in Wellesley. Is unniar. 

(b) MARY ALICE WILLCOX. b. April 24, 1856. Has been 
for twenty-seven yrs. Prof, at Wellesley College (Zoology) ; 


educated at Salem, Mass., State Nor. Sch., and at Mass. Inst, 
of Tech., in Boston, and later at Newnham College, Eng. ; 
taught in Frederic, Md., Female Sem. in 1875-6. Is an 
author of note on Zoological subjects, and is mem. of the 
Soc. of Am. Naturalists. 

(c) WILLIAM GOODENOW WILLCOX. b. Reading, Mass.; 
m. Mary Otis Gay; lives in New York. (Insurance.) Is- 
sue: Henry, b. May 3, 1890; 8ydney Gay, b. July 28, 1892; 
Daniel Goodenow, b. April 25, 1896, d. March 23, 1907; 
Elizabeth Neall, b. July 11, 1899; Anna Goodenow, b. April 
26, 1903. 

(d) WALTER FRANCIS WILLCOX. b. in Reading, Mass., 
March 22, 1861. Grad. Phillips Academy and Cornell Law- 
School, and is now Prof, of Political Economy and Statistics, 
and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of Cornell 
University. Is also an author of note on statistical subjects, 
m. Alice Work. Issue: Bertram Francis, b. July 11, 1895; 
Mary Goodenow,, b. Oct. 21. 1899; Alanson Work, b. July 
30, 1901 ; William Bradford, b. 1906. 

(e) VELERIA WILLCOX. b. in Reading. Teacher. 

(f) FREDERIC A. WILLCOX. Lives in vicinity of Boston. 

(g) HENRY HOWARD WILLCOX. m. Grace Turnbull. Is in 
business near Boston. Issue: Edith Howard, b. Sept. 30, 

Letter from Joseph Holmes to His Brother, Lemuel Holmes. 

January 1st, 1842. 
Mr. Lemuel Holmes: 

Dear Brother — Yours of the no date came to hand some time ago, and 
I have no particular reasons to offer why I have delayed answering it except 
being very much engaged in my business, having much to attend to, and 
considering it something of an undertaking to write all I wished to commu- 
nicate in my answer. 

To your enquiries about our connections, etc., I shall begin with my 
family. We continue to live in the same house we did when you last vis- 
ited us, having something of an addition of some size to it. W^e have five 
sons, three married and two unmarried, and two daughters, both unmarried. 
Our children thus far have been good and dutiful children ; those who are 
married are all settled around us in the neighborhood. 

I am doing very well. As regards this world's goods, I have no reason 
to complain. I have a great property in my possession I have six dwell- 
ing houses in this town ; I own seven schooners of about one hundred tons 
each ; I have two ships of five hundred tons each, and part of another of 

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300 tons; I own four wharves in Kingston and a large fishing establish- 
ment, whicli business we carry on to considerable extent. I own considerable 
land about the vicinity, some very choice pieces, and do considerable in the 
farming line, and keep two horses. My oldest son, Alexander, lives where 
Abiel Washburn formerly lived, is doing business by himself, and owns 
a number of i^essels, and is married, and doing a very good business. My 
fourth son, Horace, is married and in trade in the neighborhood, and doing 
well. My third son, Edivard. is married and lives at Landing, and is con- 
nected with me in vessels and fishing. My second son, Paraclete, has al- 
ways followed the seas; he has commanded my ship liialto of Kingston for 
the last seven years, in the freighting business between New Orleans, and 
has been one-quarter of his time in New Orleans, and I think it strange 
you have never found him out. He is now at home, and I think will not go 
to sea again. He, with my two daughters, are with us, and we are well. 
{Lucy E valine and Pamela). 

Our sister Clarissa, you will remember, married a Lemuel Bryant, 
and lived in Plympton. He died some twenty years ago. She lives a 
widow. She has lest a son, and a daughter; has two sons and three daugh- 
ters living. Her children are all settled near and about and with her. She 
was left with some property, and has everything necessary and comfortable 
about her and at her disposal. Our sister Pamela, you know, married a 
Robert McLauthlin. She has been dead some twenty years, leaving four 
daughters — Pamela, Mary, Lucia, and Ann. They are all married, the three 
yovmgest settled in Kingston, all well off as to living, etc. Our sister 
Polly, you recollect, married Solomon Leach. They removed to Matapop- 

pett. They have five children, W , W (handtc-riting illegible), 

Alexander, Harrison and Catherine. Two of them are dead; one settled in 
South Carolina, the others with her at Matapoppett. He has been dead about 
ten years, leaving her a widow with some property, so that she lives very 
comfortably, and has brought up her family well. 

The aforegoing is a history of our family as near as I can give it on 
such reflection as I am able at this time to afford to it. 

I am sincerely sorry for your misfortune and afflictions. But, my 
Dear Brother, you must remember afflictions come not from the ground: 
no troubles from the dust; we have. Sir, a good, a kind, and a merciful 
GOD who watches over and directs the events of the universe, and, though 
his ways are in some respects mysterious, yet they are doubtless right. 

May His spirit attend you and yours to guide, sustain, and bless you. 


THE II i> l.M Ks 1- A M I L V 


LAI i;\ 1 r<.i;MA i i;i:<>M\\ i;Li.i (ook. 

(Latest IMctuip. I 

((;ruiul<lau;;iit(T of Liiiiuil llolines. ) 

MKNTtlin'TA 7 
LK.NirKL •;. 
JOSKPH .".. 
RKV. J<^HN 2. 

I.ftfcr from Mi-. Kli/;i (Ihiiinu) Mnrsc to .Mrs. Pa- 
tience ( Harlow ) IIoliiio. (late<l I)ec('iiilK-r 2.'., ls41. flJatli, 


My Dear I'.elovfd Sistrr: 

I cannot pxpn-ss my ft-clin;.'* on n'Cfi\ in;: your kin<l letter. How niueh 
Iia\e I to \tt> thankful for wlion I !ia\e >i'eli a fiiend and sister. 

But far am I from making that juo^tc^s in the Divine life that you 
would fain think. No. I am a stupid, ungrateful ereature. with scareely 
n u'linuiier of hope that I hi\c hcen translated from a state of sin and 

130 Til E HOLM KS F A .M 1 L V . 

w rctclicdiicss into a •^latc of ricli liijui'". my iiiii;il i-^ <l;nk ami liocloudcd 
^\•illl sill. 

It ji'Iaddi'iis my lieait tu tliiiik that you arc cnjoyiiij^ the presence of 
the blessed Saviour; may you ever live in tlie light of his reconciled counte- 
nance. If T could have your society now. I think T should prize it more than 
ever. 1 should not write today, as m>' JH'ad i- \cry dizzy and ])aiiiful. 
which is vei'v often the case tliis winicr. hut 1 \\i~l! to p\it this in the ollice 
in the morning. 

1 expect Freeman here this week, with his wife and children, to spend 
the winter. He spends the winter in Augusta. Dear Edwin sent word he 
is coming with his children to make a siioit visit. The last time he was 
here he came after Mary to carry her home: it must he very trying to his 
feelings when he comes again. 

Do, my sister (I love the word sister, there is sometliing so sweet in 
the sound), do write about your health, and all the family. How is my own 
Henrietta? Should I see her now, instead of tlic lively girl, it wo\ild be the 
so1»er matron. Give my love to all dear friends: I wisli much to hear how 
licniictta ^^. enjoys iicr licaltli. Pclhain llnlnics" \\i(hi\\ was vcvy ill last 
summer: have not seen her since. 

W'lien I attempt to write, am t]iiid<ing all tiie time how sweet it 
would lie to see you: why should I feel so unreconciled at being so great a 
distance from you? The Loid knows what jilace and circumstaiu-e is best 
for us. I want to feel entire submi>sion to His Holy will. Kcmcmlicr me 
in your prayeis. 




Copied in 1897 from a Bible 130 years old by Mrs. Anne Allen of Mon- 
mouth and North Livermore, Me., a grand-daughter of Zephaniah Harlow and 
Patience John.son. 

/KPllAXIAH HARLOW, b. .AEay 25, 1748. PATIE^^oe 
•lOlIXSOX, 1). :\Iareh 27, 1752. Slio d. in Bath, Me., 1819; 
111. April 11, 1772; He <1. in Path, :\Lm'h 22, 1827. 

Note — FREEMAN HARLOW MORSE (nephew of Patience Harlotv) 
was b. 1807 in Bath. Me., and made bis homo there and in .\ugusta, and in 
Washington, D. C. He was always a most eminent man. a fine lawyer, as a 
congressman noted for ability and sterling character. His <liploiiiatic talents 
were great, as is evidenced by the official correspondence pul)lish(>d with the 
Civil War records, which show his fui<' work for tlie Knion when in London as 
U. S. Consul, where lie kept constant watch on the movements of liostile emis- 
saries and was .ahle to advise and warn the government, through the Secre- 
tary of State. (Official Recoi-ds, War of the Rebellion.) For his work in 
Congress see Cont^'cssional Record. He only one son, Freeman Harloiv, 
who d. in childhood, and two daughters, Clara Francis, b. 1836, and Abbie 
Auonsta, b. 1840. For gen. of the Harlow family see N. E. Gen. Reg. 


(a) ZEPHAXIAH. b. April 24. 1773: m. Sallie Thomas, Dee. 12, 1796; 
2 chiL, Sally Thomas, b. Jan. 28, 1799, and Josiah, b. Nov. 16, 1800. 

(b) PATIENCE, b. March 5, 1775; ni. Lemuel Holmes; 3 chil. 

(c) FREEMAN, b. Dec. 24. 1776. Was lost at sea. No family. 

(d) JOSIAH. b. Sept. 4, 1780. 

(e) ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 27, 1783; d. ; m. William Morse; had 

11 chil.: William Morse, 180.5; Freeman Harlow Morse, 1807; Edicin 
A. Morse, 1809; Henrietta Holmes Morse, 1810 (namesake of her 
cousin, and afterward the wife of Rev. Wm. Day) ; Alfred Morse, 
1812 (clergyman and missionary) ; Zephania Harloio Morse, 1817 
(called Harlow) ; Elizabeth Morse; Abigail Morse; Daniel Brainerd 
Morse ; Henri/ B. Morse, and Patience Morse.^ 

(f) ELLEN. (The date of this child was not recorded in the 
Bible, and she was the youngest, and the mother of Mrs. Allen. She 
married Joseph Littlefield and they lived in Bath, Me., and had 9 
chil.: Malinda Littlefield, Ellen Littlefield, Ann Eaton Littlefield, 
Patience Johnson Littlefield, Lemuel Littlefield, Emily Littlefield, 
Elisa Littlefield, Joseph Littlefield, Charlotte 8. Littlefield. Of these 
chil., Joseph Littlefield had 5 chil.: Francis, George, Margaret. Ame- 
lia and Harriet. Malinda and Ellen never married; Ann Eaton Lit- 
tlefield. the 3rd child, m. David Allen of Monmouth, Me., in 1839 (he 
d. in March in 1883). and had 2 chil.; Walter Allen, who d. at the 
age of 24 unmarried, and Annie Allen, who married John W. -Jackson, 
and had two sons, Willie E. .Jackson, who died in 1880, and W^alter 
A. Jackson, who married and had son, Cyrus. This last family lived 
in Medway, Mass. Mrs. Ann Eaton (Littlefield) Allen d. in N. Liv- 
ermore, Me., about 1900. 

*Note — Elizabeth Harlow Morse, the mother of this family, d. June 7, 
1853, and her husband, William, the following July 11. Of her children old 
letters indicate that in that year William, Freeman and Edwin were in Bath, 
all with fine wives and beautiful children, and great pains taken with their 
education. Alfred and wife were in Maumee City, Ohio, he being pastor of a 
Presbyterian Church. Harlow, with his pretty, pleasant family, was in Rock- 
land, on Penobscot Bay. Brainerd and Henry B., the two youngest sons, were 
in California, where they had been for three years, unmarried. The two 
daughters, Elizabeth (Wiggins) and Abbie (Wadbridge), with their husbands 
and Abbie's two little girls, left Bath, in March of this year, and, sailing 
around the Horn, arrived in Stockton, Cal., in August. Heyirietta's husband. 
Rev. Mr. Day, was a Baptist minister in Bangor, Me., and elsewhere. She d. 
in East Boston about 1890, or later. They had one .son, Fred B. Her grand- 
son, Frederick W. Day, was a well-respected alderman of Boston. 



'iiiK iiai;l(»\\ (oa r ok 

From ;ui old wjitci loloi- paiiitiii;:- liamlcd down Ciom Captain Zepha- 
ninli Harlow of I'.alli. Mc, tlirou;,'h his daiijiliter Ellon, who married a Lit- 
thdicld. whose daughter Ann niarricd an AlK^n. and kept the relic. She died 
at a great aire in recent years, in North Livennore. Me. Captain Harlow of 
Bath was the father of our ancestor. Patience Harlow. There has always 
been comniunication between this branch of tlie Harlows and the western 
branch. The fidlowinu: notes arc from l)i-. William Pai^c Harlow, of the 
faculty of the I'niversitv of Colorado: 


Copied from The Encyclopaedia of Heraldry or General Armory of Eng- 
land, Scotland, and Ireland. John Burke, Esq., and J. Bernard Burke, Esq., 
London, Eng. 3d Edition. 18.'i7. 

HARLOW (Essex) Sa. three inesciitcheons or. on each a lion 

ramp. Gu. 
HAELOW (Gray's Inn, London, and Preston Co.), Northamp- 
ton, granted 1629). Gu. a fesse vaire, betw. 6 billets or 
Crest a cinquefoil or, issuing from between the horns of a 
crescent vat re. 
HARLOW, per salt ire, or and as; on the first 2 martlets, on 

the 2d as many cinqnefoils, all countercharged. 
HARLOW. Per saltire, or and az; on a chief of the first a 
martlet of the second, charged with a cincfoil, gold. 
Tlie second mentioned above was the one brought to this country. The 
crescent in the crest signifies the second son of the first liou&e, and upon the 

death of the father, was changed to a lion (erased). 

The Harlow family contributed over seventy soldiers to the Revolution 
from Massachusetts alone, thirty being from near Plymouth. Most of these 
were "Minute Men."' 

WILLIAM HARLOW (the first), b. about 1624 In England. Probably 
came to the Colonies when about thirteen years of age with Thomas -Hampton 
of Sandwich, for he is a beneficiary of Hampton's will, and there is evidence 
that he was related to Secretary Morton of Plymouth Colony, as the will of 
Morton testifies, and he is an executor of this will. It is thought they came 
from the same localities in England. Some accounts have given Essex, and 
the village of Harlow as the birthplace of William. He first appears in Sand- 
wich, Mass., in 1637, and was later of Lynn. Then moved to Plymouth, 
where he was afterward a most respected and useful member of the colony, 
representing it in the General Court 1673-75, and being Selectman for fifteen 
years from 1669 to 1691. He was very public-spirited, and a most virtuous and 
exemplary character. He first m. REBECCA BARTLETT, our ancestress, 
daughter of ROBERT BARTLETT, and his wife, MARY WARREN, daughter 
of RICHARD WARREN, the Pilgrim who came in the Mayflower. The second 
wife of William Harloio was Mary, daughter of Elder Thomas Faiince, and 
he m., 3d, Mary Shelley, who survived him, and became the wife of Lieut. 
Ephriam Morton of Plymouth. In Plymouth still stands the old house once 
occupied by William Harlow, built out of the old timbers of the fort of the 
Pilgrims. It is weatherboarded, and well painted at this day, and presents 
quite a modern appearance. {From published records.) 

(From Rees' Cyclopaedia, ISli)) : 
HARLOW. A parish and village in the hundred of the same name. 
County of Essex, Eng. Formerly a market town and place of considerable 
trade, but fallen into disuse. Inhabitants chiefly supported by agricultural 
pursuits. Three annual fairs. Harlow Bush fair for sale of cattle, etc. The 
church was partly demolished by fire in 1711, but was soon restored and orna- 
mented with much painted glass. The original structure was in the cathedral 
form, but the tower, which rose from the center, has been replaced by a 
cupola. Harlow is 23 miles froin London; in 1801 had 265 houses and 1,514 
inhabitants. About three miles distant, in the Parish of Latton, are the re- 
mains of an Augustine Priory, founded previous to 1270 (see Morant's Hist, 
and Antiq. of Essex, 2 vols.). 

(From a Sketch by Henry Biomwell.) 


Descendants of Jonathan Paij)ie and EUzahetJi Wright. 

(1) JOXATIIAX PxVYXE. b. Kov. 3, 1770, Bedford 
Co., Va., or Pa., according to different family traditions. The 
names of these states when abbreviated and written carelessly 
resemble each other very much. The fact of the descendants 
having two traditions is easily accounted for. He d. Sept. 16, 
1845, aged 74 years. He is said to have been a descendant of 
Josiah Payne, who was a relative of Sir Robert Payne, one of 
the original proprietors of Virginia. He was a very remark- 
able character, deeply religious, of a most refined, sensitive na- 
ture, of sterling integrity and very proud. He married in Sliel- 
by Co., Ky., Aug. 20, 1798, Elizabeth Wright, who was 16 years 
old at the time, born in 1782, April 22, in Virginia, Berkeley 
City, BerkelcA^ Co. She remembered her native state, and often 
spoke of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains which she had 
crossed in childhood, going to her Western home in the forests 
of Kentucky, then inhabited by Indians to a great extent, and 
a place of adventure and wonder. In personal appearance Eliz- 
abeth Avas said to have been small, and in youth pretty, and had 
a sober, seriou-^ disposition, without much humor, but very ten- 
der-hearted, and, like her husband, ardently religious. She was 
a Methodist, and always did a great deal to help the cause of 
religion, promoting camp-meetings, entertaining traveling min- 
isters, and giving freely of all she had, so that it was said that 
she was one of the large-hearted women of her time. She was 
also skilled in spinning, the making of wine and preserves, and 
could keep such fine discipline among her thirteen children that 
it was said she had a real talent for governing. 

In 1822 her third son William became possessed with a 
fever to go to Indiana, and nothing else would do but the' family 
must sell the place in Kentucky and go with him. Slie finally 


T II K 1' A V X J-: 1' A M n. \ 

consentod, mid thov wont nut <m li(ii-sol);i(*k, and later vctnrnod 
and moved there with all tlicir heloniiiiiiis. Ifer eldest <i»n at 
this time was siudvini;' law in Louisville, and did Udt p* with 
tluMu, hut all llie others went togetlier, and soon estahlisluMl 
themselves in Owen Co., on a plaee which is still owned by some 
of their descendants. Here they both died, Elizabeth snrvivini^ 
her hnsband, and dying' Feb. 24, 1802, aged 79 years. Her 
daughter Klizabeth W. Payne, was perha])s her favorite of the 


(The gravo with the tree growing out of it is that of Julia Payne Allison; the next 
Jonathan Payne, and the next is of Elizabeth. The spot was reserved when the family sol 
land, hut, like all otlier burying grounds on priva te estates, is now forgotten and neglected.) 


children, and was said to resemble her very much. The por- 
trait of this daughter, published on page 145, is said to be a bet- 
ter likeness of the mother. 

Elizabeth is said to have been a sister of Richard Wright. 

Thirteen Chil. of Jonathan and Elizabeth {All Born in Shelby Co., Ky.) 

2 JOHN WRIGHT PAYNE, b. Dee. 14, 1799. 

3 SAMUEL PAYNE, b. March 7, 1801 ; d. in 18G0 in Iowa. 

4 WILLIAM PAYNE, b. March 5. 1803. 

5 MARY PAYNE, b. March 14, 1805. 


7 JULIA ANNE PAYNE, b. May 12, 1809; m. James N. H. Allison. 
She d. March 30, 1827, aged 18 yrs. No issue. 

8 JONATHAN PAYNE, b. Dec. 4, 1810; d. July 27, 1811. 

9 NANCY B. PAYNE, b. May 24, 1812; d. Aug. 22, 1845; ni. Dr. 
Ezra Steele of Paris, 111. Had Ezra, who graduated in medicine. 
Constanza. Both sons d. unm. 

10 ELIZABETH W. PAYNE, b. April 18, 1814. 

11 SUSAN WILLIS PAYNE, b. May 19, 1810. 

12 EMILY FRANKLIN PAYNE, b. Dec. 27, 1819. 

13 FLEMING RICE PAYNE, b. Feb. 22, 1821. 

14 JAMES HARVEY PAYNE, b. May 5, 1823. 

The Descendants of John Wright Payne. 

(2) JOH^T WRIGHT PAYISTE. b. Dec. 14, 1799 
(Shelby Co., Ky) ; d. in Corydon, Ind., Jan. 27, 1846 ; m. Eliza- 
beth Rice, dau. of Henry and Elizabetli (Leffler) Rice in 182G. 
He lived in Ky. until early manhood, when he studied law, 
came to the bar, and removed to Corydon, Ind., which was then 
the capital of the state, and a place of some considerable busi- 
ness importance. In politics he was a Whig, which was not in his 
favor, as Indiana was then a Democratic state. He made several 
unsuccessful campaigns for Congress, the last one against Rol> 
ertDale Owen, and it was from a cold protracted during this cam- 
paigni that he died at the early age of 46 years. He was a mem- 
ber of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1833, and in the 
State Senate in 1834-'35-'36. In 1841 he was a Presidential 




(From a Life-size OH Painting, Done Probably in 1S.18.) 
{Artist Unknoion.) 

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1:1.1/ \i;i:i II I i:i( Ki I'avm: '■2>. 

{t'lnni an Olil (til f'liniliiui \'> ii/ \fiiih Itiiindqfil , 
Siiiiitusiil til ll'iii Hon Itoni in IS. IS.) 

140 T H E P A \' X K V A .M I I. V . 

elector for Williniu Ilcnrv Harrison, aii<l later \\a- Pro-cent iiiii' 
Attorney for the Second .hnlieial ("irenit of Indiana. 

Tie Avas so liigldy esteemed that years after his death' 
he was still held in affectionate renicnihrance by the connnunity. 
His nnbleniished character, learning", ehxinenee and ]>ersonal 
dignity, and perfect manners, made him one not to be forgotten. 
In personal appearance he was handsome, even more so than is 
usnal even among Kentuckians. lie had literary tastes, and a 
higldy ])octical natnre, and was considered a tine speaker ami 
orator. lie Avas called ]\rajor Payne, bnt it is not certain what 
his military record was, if anything. He was of a delicate con- 
stitution, thongh not subject to diseases, and had brown eyes and 
hair. In Corydon he lived in a large, substantial house, and had 
his law office in the front west room on the second floor, an en- 
trance to which was effected by a staircase erected on the out- 
side of the house, which Avas frame, painted white, and stood on 
a side street near the Public Square. It is still sranding, but 
has been cut in two, and moved apart. It had originally twelve 
rooms, a wide hall, handsome staircase and fireplaces. In thfe 
yard behind it there was one of those curious '"wind caves" some- 
times seen in southern Indiana. A country place across the 
river called "Peach llilT' was also owned by him, and he left 
property enough to enable his Avidow to educate and rear her chil- 
dren, to which she devoted herself. She survived him more than 
thirty years. 

( drvdon was in his time a ])lace of much interest. It Avas 
settled with Kentuckians, very Avell bred, am! polite peo])le ; they 
entertained, dressed and liveil in good style, it was a beautiful 
place, too, full of tine old elms, one of which is still point(Ml out 
as the tree under which the Legislature is said to have met at 
one time, Avhen in special se-^sion, in the Avarm Aveather. The 
old stone Capitol is still standing in the Square, and so Avas the 
old mansion of Goveruoi- Hendricks until a few years ago. The 
first Constitutional Convention of Indiana met in Corvdon in 


181G. llis law partner at the time of bis death was Judge 
Shuighter, who had formerly been his law stndent, and with 
whom yonng- Walter Q. Gresbam studied law when be eame np 
to Corvdon from Lanesyille to begin a career which ended in 
the United States Cabinet.* Associated with Payne as friends 
were Joseph G. Marshall, Joseph L. White and Richard W. 
Thompson, all welbknown lawyers of bis time. On bis grave 
stone in Corvdon is the following inscription: 

"An eminent Jurist. 

A distinguished Legislator, 

An humble Christian." 
"Let me die the death of the rigliteous. 

And let my last end be like his." 

Seven ChiJ. of John Wright Payne and Elizahefh. 

15 HENRl^ RICE PAYNE, b. June 21, 1827. 

IG JONATHAN PAYNE, b. Feb. 29, 1829. 

17 DAVID WILLIAM PAYNE, b. Jan. 28, 1831 : d. ]\Iay 19. 1835. 

18 JOHN WRIGHT PAYNE, b. Jan. 13, 1834. 

19 ELIZABETH EMILY^ PAY^NE. b. March 3. 1837: m. H. P. H. 

20 WILLIAM ALEXANDER PAY'NE. b. March 20, 1840. 

21 ROBERT LEFFLER PAY'NE. b. Nov. 23, 1842: m. INlary Van 

*NOTE — Hon. Walter Quinton Gresham, who was the most prominent 
Republican candidate for the Presidency before the nominating convention ol 
18S4, and who was at different times postmaster general, secretary of the 
treasury, and at tlie time of his death secretary of state, was b. near Lanes- 
ville, Harrison Co., Ind., March 17, 1833, a son of William Gresham and 
Sarah, da.u. of John Davis of Ky. His parents were m. Nov. 3, 182 5, and al- 
ways lived in and near Ijanesville, which is a very quaint little hamlet in 
a most picturesque part of the beautiful southern Indiana hills. They had 
several sons who achieved note, besides Walter Q., for Benjaniin gained dis- 
tinction in the Army of the Potomac, while William was a noted jurist. The 
mother lived to be over 100 years old. During the term of his student days 
he lived at Cedar Glade with his old friends, the McGrains, and later m. one 
of these fine girls, but not before he had been an unsuccessful suitor for the 
hand of Emma Payne, who was his first sweetheart. 


Til I-: PA VX K FA M 1 L V 


(15) DK. HENRY RICE PAYXK. 1.. in (Orvdu,,, 
Tud. (Harrison Co.), June 21, 1S2T; d. in Kansas City, Mo., 
Graduated in medicine in T^uisvillc, Kv., and practiced in Cnrv- 
don, Ind; then in Marshall, 111., and finally in Kansas City, Mo. 
During the Civil War he was a medical director (1861-4), and 
surgeon of tlie lOtli 111. Jleix.. v.-itli the raidc of ^[ajor. 

nij. iiKxin' i;i( K i'anM': axi:) r.iunE. 

In ap])earance he was erect, distinguished, with (dear 
brown eyes, and dark, curling hair. In old age his hair was 
white, which greatly adchMl to his attractiveness. He was very 
tall, dignified, and of a serious dis])ositiou. He m. in Corydon, 
Jane Anne, dan. of Col. Thomas McCrain. Her sister m. Wal- 



ter Q. Greshain. They were a very hospitable family, and their 
home place in Cory don, "Cedar Glade," was always a social cen- 
ter. Their honse was beantifnlly furnished in old mahogany.* 


3 Chil. of Dr. nennj Rice Payne and Jane Anne: 

MATTIJ] PAYNE, b. in Coiydon, Ind. ; in. in Kansas City, Mo., 
Norton Holbrook Thayer, in 187G. He was a prominent and suc- 
cessful business man of that city for thirty years, dying in 1908. 
He was a great-grandson of John Adair, eighth Governor of Ken- 
tucky, in 1820. etc. Adair was in the Revolution, was taken pris- 
oner by the British, and suffered many indignities. He was a son 
of Baron William Adair of Scotland, whose wife was a Moore. John 
Adair was in the United States Senate in 1825, and in Congress in 

*Jane Anne McGrain was b. in ISoO and d. in 1876, eldest dau. of 
Col. Thomas McGrain of Corydon, Ind. ; her mother was his first wife, Matilda 
Reade McGrain. He was son of Thos. McGrain of Dublin. Ireland, and his 
mother was Kate, dau. of Thos. and Elizabeth Bacon of Dublin. This branch 
of the Bacon family use the same crest as that used by Lord Francis Bacon, 
and the old seal, with the wild boar, is still in possession of Jean Anne's de- 
scendants. Her brothers and sisters are: Kate, b. 1S3?. ; m. John B. Jones of 
Pittsburg, Pa. Matilda, b. 1840; m. Hon Walter Q. Gresham. Thomas; m. 
Margaret Griffin. Maria Eliza, b. 18.37; m. James Scott-Byrne in 1873 (has 
dau. Genevieve) ; lives in Dublin, Ireland. Harry McGrain; m. Kate, dau. of 
Judge Wm. D. Slaugliter, former law partner of John Wright Payne. Mary H. 
was another sister, and Alice, b. 1850. 


1831-2. (Norton Thayer was a son of Dr. John Holbrooke Thayer,* 
and Marion Wallace Bridges Tliayer, who were m. in Louisville, Ky., 
in 1835. Their children were Mary Holbrook, b. 183.5; d. 1837. 
Anna Palmer, b. 1836. John Bridges, b. 1838. Frances Hooker, b. 
1839. Bettie. b. 1841. Rowan, b. 1845. Henry Norton, b. 1840 
(d.). Sarah Ellen, b. 1847. Norton, b. 1840. William B., b. 1851; 
d. soon after his brother. Samuel P., b. 1853. and Isabel, b. 1855.) 
Mattie was one of the beauties of the Payne family, with bright, 
large brown eyes and fine complexion. She was idolized by her hus- 
band, who lavished evei-ything upon her. They had beautiful chil- 
dren and a handsome home. His death was very sudden, and he 
was a great loss to all his family and friends, for he was a most 
generous and lovable character, and a man of fine abilities. They 
had issue: Jemiie, b. Jan. 23, 1877; d. in inf. Marian B., b. July 
13, 1880; m. Thomas, son of .Judge Henry L. Waldo (Atty for the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R. System. She had Lucy, b. 
1904. Henry L., Jr., b. 190G, and Marian Thayer, b. 1910). Other 
chil. of Norton and Mattie are: Henry Payne, b. May 18, 1882; 
m. Grace Gilmor in 1908, and lives in Pasadena, Cal., where he is 
teller in a banking house. Mattie, b. 1885; m. Walter G. Bassinger 
(New Y'ork). Norton, h. 1893. 

23 ELIZABRTH EMILY PAY'NE. Named for her aunt, Emma Payne, 
afterward Mrs. Bromwell. b. 1856; m. Frank Mitchener in Kansas 
City, Mo.; she d. in 1889. She resembled her mother very much 
in person and temperament. Her husband never married again, but 
devoted himself to rearing the two little daughters, and died quite 
suddenly, when in church, in 1907. Issue: Jennie, d. in inf. Mar- 
garet, b. 1887, and Elisabeth, h. 1889; m. Frank Pierce in 1910, and 
lives in Hollywood, Cal. 

24 JANE ANNE McGRAIN PAYNE, b. in Marshall, 111., in 1859; m. 
1st in 1885 James B. Austin, and had James B., h. after the death 
of his father. She m., 2d, l']dward O. Howard, and had Marjorie, h. 
1900, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

(16) JOXATHAA^ PAYisTE. b. Corydon, In.l., Feb. 
20, 182t); (1. Aug. 1894, in La Pasos, Tex.; married in 
C^orydon, Mary Margaret, dan. of x\rthnr Vance. He removed 
to Texas before the Civil War, in which he participated, being 
in Hood's Brigade (Confederate). He was a hiwyer, and highly 
respected, being thonght a man of the most honorable character, 

*Dr. John Holbrook Thayer was b. Feb. 14, 1801; d. Nov.. 1870. His 
wife d. 1868, ag'ed 54 years. He was son of Caleb, son of Capt. Isaac, son of 
Abraham, son of Relief Thayer of Braintree, Mass. (See Thayer Gen., ISTi.) 

Kl.lZAl!i:rH \V. I'AVNi: i.Mts. Aii.l. rsoiM 
(DauKlit'T of Joiuithati and Klizalx-tl) WrlRlU Payiic) 

(Son of Hon. John Wright Payne and Elizabi-th Rice Payne) 


being very charitable and kind, and without an enemy in the 
world. He lived in Karnes Co. and Indianola, Goliad (Goliad 
Co.), and later in San Antonio, where he made some investments. 
He d. at a health resort in Texas. He was County Judge of 
Goliad Co., and was in the Legislature of Texas in 1870, and 
later, in 1884 or 1886. He at one time owned ten thousand acres 
of land, and rented it in tracts to cotton and other growers, but 
he re-invested in San Antonio and other property. His chil- 
dren all d. in infancy or childhood, excepting one dau. His 
widow survived him, and d. in San Antonio in Feb., 1909. 
Chil. of Jonathan Payne and Mary Marr/aret. 

25 CORNELIA PAY'NE. b. in Coiydon, and d. in inf. 

26 ARTHUR PAYNE, d. in inf. in Corydon. 

27 ANNIE FRANCES PAY^NE. b. Jan. 24, 1852. in Paoli, Ind. : m. in 
Texas to Andrew Birdsall, son of Judge Andrew Birdsall Briscoe of 
Houston, Tex. Judge Briscoe was a signer of the Declaration of In- 
dependence of the Republic of Texas, and was also a Capt. of Cavalry 
during the famous Battle of San Jacinto, when she achieved her inde- 
pendence. His mother was ISIary J. Harris, a daughter of one of 
Stephen A. Austin's colonists, who came in 1829 from Iowa (orig- 
inally from Harrisburg, Pa.). He lived in Harrisburg, Tex., where 
he kept up a fine plantation house, which was burned a few years 
since. The children of Annie Payne and A. B. Briscoe were: Car- 
rie, b. at Indianola. Mary and Birdsall Parnienus, both b. at Harris- 
burg, and Jonathan Payne, b. in Goliad. The 1st m. Thomas Per- 
rin West, and had 2 chil., Francis Briscoe, b. Feb. 3, 1892, and 
Thomas Perrin, b. 3 years later. Marj/ is a teacher of music in 
Houston, and has been secretary of the Society of the Daughters of 
the Republic of Texas, and is a member of the Daughters of the Con- 
federacy, etc. Birdsall P. is a draughtsman, and a writer of stories 
of Texas life for magazines. Jonathan Payne, m., 1st, Blanche, 
dau. of Otto Von Hugo, and had 2 chil., Evelyn Blanche (b. Frio 
Co.), and Hugo Payne, b. in Beaumont, Tex., in 1907. After the 
death of his first wife he remarried to EflTie Hollman. 

The married life of Annie Payne Briscoe was largely spent at 
"Casa Pinta," a place they owned near Goliad, Tex., where her chil- 
dren were educated by a governess. She d. before 1893. Her hus- 
band was a banker in Floresville at one time, and in the Confed- 

THE P A V X E F A M I L Y . 147 

erate Army was in Terry's Rangers. He was siirvivinji in 1910. 

He remarried after her d., but the 2d wife d. soon afterward. 
28 JOHX PAYNE, d. in cliildhood. 
2n EMMA PAYXE. d. in childhood. 


(18) REV. JOII X WRIGHT PAYNE, b. in Corydon, 
Jan. 13, 1834; d. in isitO; m. Josephine, dau. of Judge Arthur 
Simpson, of Paoli, Ind., on Oct. 12, 1858. Tie was first a hnv- 

148 THE PAYNE F A :\I I L Y . 

yer, but afterward entered the ministry of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, and was stationed at Evansville, Xew Albany 
and other points in sontliern Indiana, dying while in charge of 
Main St. Church at the last-named place. He was a sincere 


Christian, much interested in the work of his calling, being 
greatly assisted by his wife who was a woman of much sense 
and a leader in every way. He was a tall, ]iortly man, very elo- 
quent, made a fine appearance in the pulpit, and was a deep 
student. His sermons were very eifective, and he did much 
good during his ministry, and was much beloved by his people 
wherever he ministered. During the Civil War he was Capt. 
of a company recruited in Cory don, belonging to the 66th Reg. 
Ind. Vols. 

I III. I' A \ \ K 1 A M 1 I. V . 


C/ii7. of John W . I'tn/in- and ./ost/j/mh*' [Sijr). 

30 MAi;V KIJZAItKTII TAYNK (Lilil.i.'i. I). N»v. 1, IS.")!), in 

IihL: il. in lint S|irin'.'>i, Ark.. ;jlK>ut l!t(i:J. Nt-vt-r mar. 
:n AIMIIl K F. I'AVNi:. h. K«l.. J.J. ISC.l : .1. ISC.J. 
M .KUIN WIIKMIT I'AVNK. I.. April 14. ISti.l; .1. April iC. ISCi.t. 
.•{.{ W II.IJAM 1)A\ ID I'AVNK. Ii. .Inn.- 27. lS(i4: .1. July 4. isr.4. 
.U KDWAKl) 11.1:M1N<; I'AVNK. I>. -lulv l!'. iSC,.".. Vi-llvill.-. .\rk.. 

.•{.'» IIKNItV KK K I'.WNK. 1.. IVI.. li;. IStiT. I nni.. V<ll\ill.-. Ark. 

r\\(i i'<»i:ri: Ai IS or ni;. i;oi'KIM"; I'a^nk ai di i I'kkknt 


Dr. P.-ryno spent y.-ars In compllInK material for a «<'noalo(?y of the 
Pa>Tif famllv. trarlnc bark to th<- Knullsli ancstorH. Aftir his <l<'ath thf man- 
nscrlpt disappeared, and probably the matters h<- had pre.Hirvi-d arc now fui- 
vvfv to the desci-ndants. 


(19) ELIZABETH EMILY PAYNE, b. in Corydon, 
Ind., March 3, 1837, and d. in same place Jan. 1, 1865. Edu- 
cated in Corydon, Xew Albany, Ind., and at Asbury College, 
and was noted for beauty and for a kind and sweet disposition. 
Her old negro nurse, ''Aunt Morn," speaking of her thirty 
years after her death, said : "Miss Emma was the most inoffens- 
ive woman I ever saw; she never in her life hurt the feelings 
of a single person." She was an accomplished musician, on 
the piano and guitar, and had a fine soprano voice, well 
trained, and was fond of society, and entertained a good deal, 
and had unusual talent in conversation. She married H. P. H. 
Bromwell in Marshall, 111., at the home of her uncle. Dr. Flem- 
ing K. Payne, June 20, 1858. The wedding was a very hand- 
some one with all the windows of the house, both up-stairs and 
down, illuminated with candles, and brides maids dressed in 
white tulle. The groom's attendant was a young lawyer of 
Marshall, John Schofield, afterward Chief Justice of Illinois. 
(For a furlhcv account of her family see BromweU. Gen. (No. 


Corydon, Ind., ]\Iarch 26, 1840. ^Vas a soldier in the Civil War, 
had his health ruined by exposure, and died in Dec, 1874, after 
several years' suffering. He studied medicine in Louisville, 
Ky., graduated and practiced there and in St. Louis. He at 
first desired to enter upon a theatrical career which his family 
opposed, but later he went upon the lecture platform, and was 
becoming distinguished in this field when he took up the study 
of medicine. He wrote several treatises for medical magazines, 
and two books which are now out of print. In person he was 
very much admired, and had a disposition very ardent, poeti- 
cal, and inclined to literary and artistic effort. He was generous 
to a fault. He married Undine Had no children. 

(21) DR. ROBERT LEFFLER PAYXE. b. in Cory- 
don, Ind., Xov. 23, 1842; d. in Mattoon, III. in X^ov., 1881. 

THE PAYNE F A M I L Y . 151 

Educated in Corvdon and Xew Albany, Ind., studied medicine, 
«i:radnated in Cliicai!:o, and practiced there and in Mattoon and 
Charleston, 111. Served three years in the Civil War (Serg:eant 
Co. I), Citith Kcii. IikI. Int.), and was <>reatly injured in health; 
ni. Mr-. Mary X'au Dcrcn, widow of Dumas Van Deren whose 
l»rother wa> Th(oj>hihis \'iin Deren," a w(»ll kni>wn resident of 
( 'harleston. She had two chil. liy her ]>r('\ious marria<::e — 
Frankit', who innrrird AHcn J. ^IcFall, and Jessie, who d. in 
childhoo(]. Di-. Payne had im chiMren. 

The DescPiithnifs of W'illidni I'di/nr. 

(4) WII.I.IAM P.\\\K. I.. Marrh .".. 1 >();;, in Shelhy 
(_'o., Ky. ; d. March 1 I, l^^.'l, in Owen ( 'n., Ind., ai:cd ^0 years; 
m. Ainnia, dan. of Daniel I><'am, Nov. 2, 182G. She d. .May 
.'!1. 1^77. He came to Ind. in 1*^22, accompanyin<r his hrotlier- 
in law, N'alentine Lyon an<l wife. They to<>U land in what was 
then called the "Steel .Xeiiihln irho( m1," now calleil Montgomery 
"^rwj*. (()wen ( 'o. ) The place is now known as the Kli .\nder- 
son, or .lohn Ilyden tract, heiuic at that time unhroken foi'est, 
save a "deadenini!:'' <'t fifteen acre-. They cleared it, huilt a 
house, and tifty years later ate their irolden wecldinir dinner in 
the same room wiiei-e they came as In-ide and ui'ooni. Tlioy wei"e 
inai'i-ied in a little hrick house (the only one in the country) 
.-e\'eral miles distant. 'J'he country wa- -o new that 
there was no tailor to he had, and William I*a\iie, 

•NOTK — TlKophihis Van Dorcn was for m.any years a notod character in 
Oliarle.ston : he was a writiT, and contributed verse to the papers of his time, 
liut most of his work is probably lost. In character he was usually .ittractive, 
beinK very unsi-lfish .ind a di'voted friend to all humanity. He was very al)- 
sent-niinded. and a number of pood stories used to be tol<l of this peculiarity 
of his: One of the best ones Mrs. Fictclin fond of r<'latinK'. It h.ippened 
that he at oni- time escorted her to make .i call on a. celebrated visitor so- 
journinK in Charleston. Thi- preat lady w;is found (for it w;is a l.idy), .and, 
beinj? somewh.1t embarrassed, her callers opened the conversation on that uni- 
versal topic, the weather. This they discussed so much as to make it seem 
rather an exhausted subject ; a pause occurred, and just as Mrs. Kicklin, and 
probably also the distinj3:uished hostess, were wondering topic to bring 
up next, Theophihis shifted in his chair, coughed, .and Mrs. Ficklin saw 
he was going to speak. She experienced a feeling of relief, and the visitor 
gave an interested look tow.ard her callers : 

"It is a fine day," said Theophilus, with a slight 


who had bought himself a new suit of broadcloth for 
the occasion, had to take it to Bloomington to be made. 
They united with Salem Methodist Church, and were always de- 
voted to religious observances. He was a tall, finely-formed 
man, and bore a striking resemblance to Abraham Lincoln. He 
served in the Civil War, beiug in Co. K, 55th Reg., Ind. Vols. 
(Corporal). He had but one son, among seven daughters, and 
there is no male descendant to carry his name after his grand- 
son, the Rev. John William Payne, passes away. 
Issue : 

36 MARY" ANNE EEBECCA PAYXE. b. July 30, 1820; d. July !1, 
1892; m. Jas. X. Steele. Xo issue. 

37 JOHX FIXLEY PAYXE. b. Oct. 30, 1831 : d. Sept. 2. 1800: m. Feb. 
12, 1852, ]\Iartha J. Dean, and after her death m. 2d Cornelia C, 
dau. of Joel Van Meter, Feb. 17, 18G3. He was a man of the finest 
character and greatly respected. He served in the Civil War in Co. 
K, 55th Reg-. Issue (by 1st wife) : Florence 0.. h. July 7, 1854; 
m. Wm. Lawson (no chil.). 'I'irin hot/s. h. 1856: d. in inf. John 
William, b. July 15. 1858 (m. Lilly Auel and has Myrtle, and by 
2d wife, Ida B. Dagley, had Martha E., Mary and Jessie, the last 
d. early). Arrilla, b. Oct. 15, 1860: d. Oct.. 1865. By 2d wife, 
Cornelia C, Jno F. Payne had issue: Minnie Z>., b. March 13, 
1864 (she ni. Thos. H. Baker, and has Herman Payne, b. 1893). 
Mart/ Olive, b. July 30, 1865: d. Oct. 2, 1865. Emma, d. aged 7 
yrs. Jessie Helen, h. 'Sow 11, 1878 (she m. G. Sui'ber, and has 
Dwight Payne, b. Aug. 27, 1899, and Helen Cornelia, b. March 4, 
1903. John Stanley, b. April 7, 1907, and Xaomi, b. April 19, 1910). 

GRAVE Ol' J'lllX l\ WW Si:. 

T H E P A V N 1-: ]• AMI L \ . 153 

:?s; KIJZAliKTH K.MILV rAVNE. h. O.t. :5. IS:?:?: tl. :\I:iioh ■lr^. ISoO. 
:V.) AXXIE ADELINE PAYNE, h. Nov. 2:?. IS:?."): .1. Marcli -ii). 1S.>(); 
in. .7. MiKinnoy. Issuo: Mary : in. Craii,'. 

40 I. CAROLINE PAYNE. 1>. Maicli 1:5. 1S:?S: d. .luly ;U), HSl : m. 
1st. Nelson Dean, id. J. McKinney. Issue by named: .Uon/ 
Adeline, h. Dee. 1!>. IS.'j."). Lniint /?.. h. IS.")^. WilHutn F.. h. lS(iO. 
IJmerif K., h. ISIO-J. Morton, h. 1S(>.'. : d. 1S70. ./o/i/i E.. 1>. ISC.T. 
f'/ir/\. r.. ].. IStl!). AhiiiKi li.. I). 1S71. Ihtrnii II.. 1>. 1S74. and 
Olio I'., li. 1S77. 

41 .11 LIA r.KK.M l^\^•NE. 1.. .Inly :\. 1S4(): m. Win. Dr.ui. l>sue: 
/•(///,// .1.. li. April \1. iscl. hUnmn ('.. 1.. Marcli J!". ISC,:!, and d. 
O.t. I. lS(;.-i. ././,/Ms 11.. li. .May !). IStiC. .1//-.// f.. li. O.t. J:!. ISCS. 
Maiy /;., |}. Oot. 22. lS7(t. .\mmn V.. I>. March !l. 1S74. and d. 
Marcli 2:J. iniO (was ni. and left .') cliil.). /•;///.■ IK. I>. Nov. 2."). lS7(i. 

42 E.M.\I.\ T. I^\^ NK. K. .\u-. IS. lS4t;: .1. .May IS. ISiMI: ni. .I,.lui 
S. Sn<Ml;,Ma--. l-~ni': .{innut /■'.. li. Oct. I.'). ISC.."). .hiiins W.. li. O.t. 
2(i. lS(i7. /"' N.. \k Fi'I). i;. lS7it. Mnrii /.'. P.. \>. Scpl :!. 1S72. 
iHIo /'.. I., .hui. II. 1S7.".. I.'tiiro I.. I.. May :{ll. |SS|. Ihillir /;.. 
1.. April :.. ]SS!i. 

4:1 DEEL.V S. l'\NNi:. I.. D..-. :n. 1S4S: ni. dolin Smith. Issne: <)s- 
citr /'.. I). Ajuil ICi. IS7J ini. Kln-sic Steele, and has Jewell. (Janet 
and Heeeher). Kmm< I W.. I.. .March P>. 1S7!I. Win. /,'.. h. .\u;:. IS, 
ISSI. v.///. /'., 1). luly :!, ISSC, : mi. .I..lm \'i.k.Ty in liMd. 

77/r I )< scciiihliils nf Mm if /'<ii/iir. 

c) .M.\l:^■ I'A^xi':. i.. in siu-ihv c..., Kv., Wav. u, 

ISO.") (sec .\.i. 1 ) ; 111. ill I\y., N'alciit in;- Lvoii, wliost- iiuttlicr wiis 
Susan Atlicrlnii. lie wa- linni in Flnvani Co. (near Riclinmnd ), 
\'a., Fcl). ;;. 1 7'.'^. ami came t<» Tn<]. in IsiM (Owen ('«>.). Miwy 
il. llicrc, I'^cli. Ii'. I ^."•;;. all. I is luiricl in ( ircciica-ilc. \'alciitiii(! !ia- ciiililcfii cliil. l>v Ixdli wives. 

Chil. of Mil 11/ I'luini mill 1 ah nlinr Li/oii. 

44 .M.\I;Y jane LYON. b. in Shelby Co., Ky., Oet. :{1, 1821; m. 

\in.-cnt Anderson in Owen Co.. Ind.. Oct. :n, 1S:5!): d. Nov. 7. 1895. 

II.' wa- b. July 20, 181:5, and d. I)c.-. :!1. I ss.',. N-uc. S ciii!.: 

(a) William Thomafi. b. Oct. 5. 1S4(): m. Artie M. Slialluek, b. 

in Yigo Co., Ind.. Jan. :5(l, 1842. Issue: (1) Walter Mack, b. 

luly 11. 18G7: ni. Elda Dilley Weaver, and iiad Doris fiertrude, 

b. Jan. 10, 190:5. (2) Guy Ellino, b. Feb. 10. 1872; ni. :Maud 

Eli'aiior Kesslcr. and had Iv«'-tia (Jracc. b. June II, IS!)4. \'ashti 


M., b. May 2. 1898; Leo J., b. Feb. 4, 1900. Ellino Philip, b. 
March 12, 1904, and David Mark, b. March 20, 1910. (3) Les- 
tia Rose, b. April 15, 1877; m. Wiley Alphonso Parrish, Sept. 

27, 1900. He was b. Sept. 30, 1874. (4) Otis S., b. July 12, 

(b) Mary Elizabeth, h. June 15, 1844; d. in Iowa, March 17, 1855. 

(c) Lucretia Anne, b. Feb. 1, 1848; m. Nov. 14, 1872, Albert Frank- 
lin Stonehart, b. July 22, 1847. Lives in Brazil, Ind. ; coal- 
shaft contractor. Issue: Nellie May, b. Feb. 17, 1875; m. Paul 
R. Thompson, Sept, 25, 1894. He was b. Sept. 5, 1870. (2) 
Geo. Vincent, b. Oct. 23, 1877; m. Feb. 12, 1907, Estelle V. 
Vanes, b. April 23, 1878. Have Albert F., b. Dec 27, 1907. 
(3) Nixie J., b. Sept. 12, 1879; m. Jesse Austin Miller, Dec. 
25, 1909. He was b. Nov. 6, 1880. (4) Clint Albert, b. July 

28, 1884; d. June 20, 1885. 

(d) James Franklin, b. June 22, 1850; m. Eliza M. Poynter; b. 
Feb. 24, 1854; ni. Nov. 11, 1874. Issue: Everett Anderson, b. 
April 2, 1884; d. Oct. 8, 1884. He had a 2d wife, Olive V. Hoff- 
man, b. Aug. 3, 18G6, and m. Sept. G, 1900. 

(e) Charles Edioard, b. March 18, 1853, in Lucas Co., la.; m. July 
15, 1890, Nora Etta Boes; b. Jan. 16, 1870. Issue: Julia, b. 
Jan. G, 1892, and Harry Vincent, b. May 27, 1895. 

(f) Anna Maria, b. June 8, 1856; m. Aug. 19, 1877, to Jno. Akers 
Downing, b. Aug. 29, 1849. Issue, 9 chil.: (1) Chas. Albert, 
b. June 13, 1878: ni. Jeanie Hoffer, b. April 2, 1883. (2) Noah 
Ertle, b. Aug. 9, 1880; d. Aug. 25, 1880. (3) James Henry, b. 
July 29, 1881; d. May 25, 1882. (4) Julia Lucy, b. Sept. 10, 
1884; d. Oct. 16, 1885. (5) Orle Ertle. b. July 23, 1886. (6) 
William Rolla, b. Jan. 20, 1889: m. Dec. 14, 1908, to Josie 
Rachel Howard, b. June 3, 1890. Have David Franklin, b. July 
17, 1909. (7) Harvey Ednmnd, b. Aug. 14, 1891. (8) Berlin 
Finley, b. Sept. 25, 1894. (9) Zola Z., b. Jan. 1, 1899. 

(g) George Finley, b. Oct. 16, 1858; m. May 9, 1886, to Ella May 
Schnarenberger, b. May 3, 1864. Issue: Roy Herman, b. Dec. 

29, 1892, and Ethel Jane, b. Feb. 7, 1896. 

(h) Julia Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1860; m. July 26. 1885. to Orley 
Edwin Adams, b. Sept. 9, 1859. She d. May 23, 1886. 
45 JAMES ALLISON LYON. b. Jan. 19, 1824; m., 1st, Rebecca Marga- 
ret, dau. of Sam'l Dean. Issue: Sarali Anne, b. Jan. 8, 1850; m. 
July 31, 1866, Thos., son of John Holmes. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 26. 
1854; m. Dec. 24, 1874, Philip, son of Sanford Hauser. William Har- 
rison, b. Dec. 3, 1856; m. Oct. 6, 1881, Belle Dora, dau. of John Davis. 
Laura Etta, h. Nov. 5, 1863; m. Sept. 23, 1883, William Reid. James 
Franklin, h. March 9, 1864: m. Letitia, dau of John Ashley, Oct. 28. 


. Jolin Morton Onur, h. Dec. 10. 18(55: in. Clarissa, dau. of .John 

Spangler, Aug. 3, 1889. Mattie Esther, b. May 9, 1868: m. Frank, son 
of Abraham Keller. Bj' his second wife, Margaret Jane Hughes, m. 
Aug. 7, 1870, James Allison Lyon had further issue: Minnie E., b. 
Dec. 2, 1872; m. Dec. 31, 1891. Homer, son of \Vni. Cradie. Jtilin 
Maude, h. Jan. 19, 1874; m. Jesse, son of Abraham Johnson, on Aug. 
12, 1893. Xota Belle, b. April 1.). 187.): m. Oliver, son of Milton 
Reed, Nov. 30. 1899. Ora I'ai/nr, teaclier of music at Do Panw Uni- 
40 JULIA AXXE L^OX. 1). Jan. 29. lS2(i: m. Jere. son of Henry De- 
vore. Issue: Edininl. Mari/ ( m. Hi'ury McFarren 1 . Jfrnry ^'., and 

47 ALLEX B LYOX. b. Feb. IS. 1S2'.): m. Kli/.a Cuthlu'rt. Issue: 

Eltd. William, and Minnie. 

48 JOXATIIAX FRAXKLIX LYOX. b. June 20. 1833. He m. Mag- 
gie E., dau. of Thos. Agee. :Nray 21. ISC.S. Issue: William F.. 
b. March 6, 1809. Ihnrn/ Kdirin. h. April 2.'). 1S71. Yr//ir .1/'///. b. 

Xov. 12. 1872: m. Miller. Elizahrth A., b. Sept. 2.i, 1874. J'anl 

Pai/nc, b. Dec. 30. 1870, and m. 8e])t. 10. 1890. Joiin F. Lyon was in 
the 33d Reg., Ind. Vol., and was elected Chaplain of the Reg., but 
was cheated out of it by his Lieut. Col., win soon lost liis voice and 

49 WILLIA^r LYOX. b. 0<t. 27, 1835. Live> in Wash.. I). ( .: unmar. 

50 HARKISOX H. LY(»X. b. :\Iay 19. 1838: m. Rebecca, dau. of Jesse 
Jones, in (iosport. Ind., Oct. 5. ISd.'i i b. in Wasji. Co.. Ind.. .Inly 2.'), 
1840, and d. at High Hill, Mo., June 9. 1879) : he married. 2(1. Mary 
M. Wise, May 19, 1884. She was b. at Cedar Falls, la., .fan. 24. 1801. 
Issue, by 1st wife. Aha. h. Ind., Oct. 20, 1800. licsaic, b. Jan. 27, 
18(i8: m. Dr. T. W. Warner, son of X. Warner, and has Essie L., 
and Ralph (Parker, Kan.). Eduard, h. Aug. 20, 1809: m. Ollie Boyd, 
1894; lias ciiil., Everett, Bessie, Ada, Fernie, Lloyd, and Lois 
(Utah). Ella, b. June 5, 1871: m. James Ruble June 20, 1900. 

Jesse J., h. Dec. 31, 1873; m. Dec. 25, 1890, Pearl, dau. of Rev. R. 
Gist (they have Urdean, and Dorothy). Bert, h. Feb. 10, 1879. By 
second wife Harrison H. Lyon lias issue: (Jrace, h. Dec. 29, 1885; ni. 
J. C. Ruble. June 24. 1903 (lie is supt. of a smelter in Caney, Kan.). 
James A., h. Jan. 23, 1887. Earl L., b. June 27, 1891. Walter H., b. 
Feb. 10, 1893. Tommie, b. Xov. 5, 1899. E-ssie Ruth, b. Aug. 3, 1903. 
Harrison H. Lyon was a soldier in the 33d Reg., Ind. Vols. (4 yrs.), 
and during the war kept a journal, writing four thousand pages. 
He was made a Freemason in Hiram Lodge Xo. 7. Franklin, Tenn. ; 
his regiment had a traveling military Lodge, and during the war 
made many Masons. His life was saved once by Masonrj'. The inci- 


dent has been published with the Hist, of the 33d Reg., Ind. He, with 
five comrades, were captured by the Confederates near Atlanta, Ga., 
on the march to the sea ; lie was allowed to go, while his comrades, 
who were not Masons, were shot. He lives in Fort Scott, Kansas. 

51 THOMAS VALENTINE LYON. b. Jan. 1!), 1841 ; d. ; ni. . 

He was, with his brother above, 4 years a soldier. He afterward m. 
and went to Fayetteville, Ark., where he d. He was one of the most 
amiable, unselfish, and religious of men. He was a Methodist, and 
died in the faith. (His regiment was the 33d Ind. Vols., 2d brigade, 
3d Div., 20th C; went to the sea with Sherman). Issue: Thomas, 
Richard, Harrison, Bessie, Minnie (Mrs. Bentley). 

52 HARVEY LYON. b. Aug. 9, 1843; d. unmar. 

53 SUSAN MATILDA LYON. b. Dec. 9, 1845; m. Reid. Issue: 

Paul, Maud (m. Ross), and Leila. 

The Descendants of Williams Kavanagh Payne. 

(6) WILLIAMS KAVAJs^AGH PAYXE. b. in Shelby 
Co., Ky., May 17, 1807 ; d. in Ashmore, 111., Oct. 8, 1886, aged 
79 years ; m. Matilda, dau. of Rev. Joseph Wampler in 1834. 
For thirty years he was a merchant of Grandview, Edgar Co., 
111., and dnring the early days did a very profitable bnsiness. 
He was of a most genial and kind nature and religious. 

Issue : 

54 JOSEPH WAMPLER PAYNE, b. Feb. 23, 1835. 

55 JOHN WESLEY PAYNE, b. Feb. 4, 1838. 

56 SARAH E. PAYNE, b. Dec. 8, 1836. 

57 MARY E. PAYNE, b. Oct. 29, 1839. 

58 WILLIAMS KAVANAGH PAYNE, b. Dec. 10, 1842; d. Jan. 1, 

(54) JOSEPH WAMPLER PAYNE, b. Eeb. 23, 1835 ; 
d. May 11, 1899 ; m. Rachel, dan. of David Johnson of Logans- 
port, Ind. She was a fine, sensible woman, an excellent wife and 
mother. He lived in Paris, 111., where he was in bnsiness for 

*NOTE — After the death of Mary Payne Lyon, Valentine Lyon m. Ze- 
relda Myers, and had further issue : Chas. E., m. Anna Terr. Francis M., b. 
May 9, 1857 ; m. Anna Houcli. He Is i\n attorney, Greencastle, Ind. Geo. W., 
b. May 30. 1859 ; m. Eva Rocltford. Henry B., b. Jan. 5, 1862. Olwer L., 
Ph. D., b. Jan. l.S, 1864; m. in 1890, Edna Place. He is Prof, of Engrtish and 
Philosophy in Oklahoma Christian University at Enid, Okla. Emma F., b. 
Jan. 16, 1866: m. Matson Roberts in 1891. Ulysses G., h. Jan. 16, 1868: m. 
Cora Williams. 

THE P A V X K F A M 1 L Y . 157 

many years, and also acted as secretary for a fraternal society. 
She was born March 9, 1838, and d. Sept. 18, 1893. Had issue : 

ot) JESSIE PAYXE. b. Xov. 28, 18G0; educated in Paris, 111.; in. 

Louis \V. Godey ShoafT, June 7, 1882, and has traveled a wood deal 

in Europe.' He is an editor, and publisher of the Paris Gazette. 

His mother was Nancy Hanks, dau. of Abraham Lincoln's cousin. 

Dennis Hanks, who spent his last years with this grandson, and d. 

in Jessie's arms, a very old man. There are no chil. of this fam. 
60 GRACE TODD PAYXE. b. Jan. 13. 1870. in Paris. 111., where she 

was educated, and ni. Will, son of Henry Hodge. Issue: Joseph 


(55) DR. JOirX WESLEY PAYXE. U. Vvh 4, 1838 ; 
m. Xannie, dau. of Kichey Patton. Stiulied incdicine in San 
Francisco, where he practiced, afterward retiring- and taking' u]) 
other business in San Diego, C'al. He has travek^d extensively 
in all i)arts of rlic Cnited States. Had several cliil.. all of 
whom died in infancy excepting one son. 

01 DR. .JOSEPH RKHEY PAYXE. b. in Milton. 111. (Coles Co.). 
July lit. I8(il. Educated and studifd medicine in San Francisco. 
Cal. IvcmnNcd to Cliicai^n, and ni. 

(5(;) SAKAII K. I'AVXK. h. I)e<-. s, ls;;(;; (I. Xov. 
27, 1909, in Thayer, Kan.; ni. Dr. Wni. \'an dieter, a brother 
of the Avife of .lolm Fiidey Payne (-'57). li;nl i<sne : 

Chil. of Sditih E. I'di/nc iind Dr. Win. \'(in Meier. 

02 MYRA PAYXE VAX :MI':TEH. b. IS.IO: m. in 188:i. T. :M. Ooode. 
Issue: Omar I'ai/ne. b. 1880. Mnhrl ] ., b. 18S7. Frunk William, 
b. 1889. Delia Maij, h. 18!ll. and d. in inf. dui/, h. 1893. ^Valtcr, 
h. 1890. Of these chil. .Mabel \ . ni.. in l!i()."), Edgar Poe Thomas, 
and has Lewis, b. 190(;. 

63 JOEL E. VAX METER, b. 1801: d. 1880. unm. 

64 CHARLES EMMETT VAX METER, b. 1803: m.. 1887, L. L. Hough- 
ton. Issue: Maltida Kmeline. b. 1887. Bessie M., b. 1889. Georj/e 
William, h. 1891. Lois Lucy, b. 1897. Joel Emmett, b. 1900. Ted- 
die J., b. 1904, and Milo Vhaimceij, b. 1907. 

65 NANNIE VAN METER, b. )871: m., 1891, Charles W. Wright. 
Issue: John Wesley, b. 1891. Eunice, b. 1899. 

(57) MARY E. PAYXE. b. Oct. 29, 1839 ; m. Joel S. 
Carey, who was b. in Grandview, 111., Jan. 8, 1828, and d. July 


T HE PA Y N E F A M 1 L Y 


15, 1907. He was a son of Tlioinas Carev, b. in Xew York 
'Kov. 25, 1798, and Catherine Sniitli, 1). ^Nfareh 30, 1790. 

Chil. of Mary E. J'di/nr and .foci S. Carei/. 
WILLIAM CAREY, h. Dec. IT). 18(10: in. Kcl). 12. 1880, Anna l)ix. 
tHARLES CAREY, b. April 12. ISd.*}; m. .Maroh 15, 1880. Rose, 

(laii. of Jno. and Sarah McAilanis. Issuo: Arden (who ni. 

David, and has son, Harry, b. .luly, 1008). Merle, Joel, Jlazel and 

68 MATILDE CAREY, b. Sept. 7, lS(i7. 

69 GILBERT CAREY, b. May 12. 1870: d. Marcli 28. 1000; ni. Feb. 24, 
1802, Catherine Pendal. Issue: Esther, b. Nov. 2.5, 1806, and Owen, 
b. .June 10, 1800. 

70 MARY' CAREYS b. Marcli l.J. 1870: ni. Geor<,fe Grant, son of G. W. 
Grant, .June .'?, 1008. 


Descendants of EUzaheih IT. J^ai/ne. 

( 1<» ) Ki.lZABETH W. PAY.XE. b. in Shelby Co., Ky.. 
A])ril 18, 1814; d. April 5, 1887, aged 73 years; m. Eli Ander- 


son, afterward a soldier in Co. H, 14th Keg., Ind. Vol. Inf. 
(Civil War). Was the one of the children who took care of and 
nursed the old parents in their declining years. 

Chil. of Elizabeth W. Payne and Eli Anderson. 

71 BENJAMIN F. ANDERSON, b. July 24, 1834; d. in Jeffersonville 
Hospital from a, wound received at the Battle of Resaca, Ga. Was 
in Co. E, 33d Ind. Vol. Inf. (d. June 21, 18G4). 

72 VINCENT ANDERSON; b. Sept. 24, 1836; d. Nov. 23, 1904; m, 
June 11, 1875, Susanna R., dau. of James B., and Elizabeth Rice 
Hamilton. Issue: Jean Paul, b. Oct. 14, 1870, and m. Sept. 18, 
1905, to Mabel Alva. Albert Cyruft, b. Oct. 1, 1880 (lives in Port- 
land, Ore.). Ralph Joy, b. ^lay 25, 1885 (Science teacher in the 
High School at Portland, Ind.). 

73 MARINCE ANDERSON, b. April 9, 1838: d. Dec. 27, 1870: m. 
Aug. 19, 1857, Abner Arnold Duncan^ wlio was b. Sept. 18, 1830, and 
d. June 11, 1905. He served through the Civil War in Co. B, 97th 
Reg. Ind. Vols. Issue: Charles (d. in inf.). Homer E., b. Oct., 
18G3: d. Yirejil E., b. Dec. 22, 1869. Ida Elizabeth, b. .June 14, 
1875, and Cora, who d. in inf. Of these chil. Virgil E. m. Mary, 
dau. of Wm. Williamson, and had issue: Vincent, b. June 7, 1892. 
Ruth, b. March 3, 1896. Glenn, b. March 28, 1898. Florence, b. Dec. 
26, 1903, and Lex Everet, b. Feb., 1909. 

74 WILLIAM H. H. ANDERSON, b. Sept. 12. 1840; m. Malinda 

Fritts in 1800, and had issue: Frank, Charles, Lula (m. 

Steger). Jessie (m.). James G. {d. ixnm.) , and Maud (d.) . 

Descendants of Susan ^yiUis Payne. 

(11) SUSA^T WILLIS PAYXE. b. in Shelby Co., Ky., 
May 19, 1816; d. in Worthington, Ind., June G, 1889, aged 73 
years; m. Harrison II. Throop, a lawyer; lived in Worthington. 

Chil. of Susan W. Payne and fl. H. Throop. 

75 WALLACE THROOP. b. Oct. 10, 1830; m. Josephine Livingston. 
One son, Eugene Livingston. 

70 EMILY ISABEL. THROOP. m. Allison, 1802. I?sue: Jessie, 

Wallace, Biggins and Maxtrell. 



Oct. 25, 1846: d. in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 17, 
1884. Lived, when a boy, in Woithington, 
Ind., where lie was a very remarkable child, 
writing letters in verse at an early age, and 
making unusual advances in education. Hf 
studied for the ministry, and was very suc- 
cessful in the work when established, as the 
following, clipped from the "Historical Sketch 
of St. James Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, 
Wis.," will show: The book was published 
by the parisli in 1907: 

"The Rev. William H. Throop was Rector of the churcli from 
1S75 to 1882. Just before he entered upon his rectorship, the following 
advertisenunt appeared in an Eastern paper, which shows very plainly 
the darker side of St. Jaines, for it is true that there was much more 
friction in our church in the past than is now : 

" 'Wanted — A rector for St. James' Church, Milwaukee, Wis. He 
must possess all the Christian graces, and a few worldly ones. Must 
have such tact and disposition as will enable him to side with all par- 
ties in the parish on all points, giving offense to none. Should possess 
a will of His own, but agree with all the vestry. Must be socially in- 
clined, and of dignified mannei's, affable to all, neither running after the 
wealthy, nor turning his back upon the poor. A man of high-low 
church tendencies preferred. Must be willing to preach first-class ser- 
mons and do first-class work at second-class compensation. Salary 
should not be so much of an object as the desire to be a zealous la- 
borer in the vineyard. Should be able to convince all that they are 
miserable sinners without giving offense. Each sermon must be short, 
but complete in itself — full of old-fashioned theology in modern dress — 
deep, but polished, and free from the eloquence peculiar to newly grad- 
uated theologians. Should be youn? enough to be enthusiastic, but 
possess the judgment of one of ripe years and experience. He only who 
possesses the above qualifications need apply. To such an one will be 
given steady employment for a term of years. For further information 
apply to any member of the congregation.' " 

This remarkable notice seems to have suited William H. Throop, 
for the record goes on to sav: 

"Under Mr. Tlrroop the church grew rapidly, and much work was 
accomplished. He had great influence among people, and was much 
beloved. He organized St. James' Brotherhood, which worked for 
many years in the Palmer's Addition Mission Sunday School. The out- 
growth of this mission is the present St. Stephen's Church. Rev. Mr. 
Throop's death was very sad. He was still a young man, and his life- 
work seemed only beginning. But there are those who accomplish much 
in the few years allotted to them on earth, and leave an influence and 
name which others might envy." 

The cliurch later erected a handsome memorial window in honor 
of the talented, but martyred young man, who fulfilled all these re- 
quirements; d, unm. 

rs JAMES E. THROOP. b. Jan. 2.-). : d. June 17. ISOO. 

(0 JULIA THROOP. b. May 2.3. 1S4!): m. T. H. Hollis. Nov. 24. ISGS: 



one son. Win. Uribvrt. In iuMition to the cliilclion enuniorated. Su- 
san Willi-< Payne ami II. II. Tlirooj) hud two daujihters. Martjavet 
Elizabeth and M<ii n Iflrlinc. wlio died in infaney. 

VVAJI-. .lUlIN I!. 1)1-: Aid I 

Son nf Kinily I'i:inklin r;iyi).- (l>i- .M.iitc. > 

(\-2) VMW.Y \-\l\SK\AS I'AVXK. 1.. in Shcll.y ("..., 
Ivv., Dec-. :.'7. l^l'.i; <\. in Danville, lii«I., July H. l^.M ; in. Sept. 
2~. 1S42, I\ov. .Ii.lin 15. Dc .\r<>rrc. who \v;is a inini>tor of the 
^lethodist Episeoiial Cliurcli, nioinlnT (if the Xorthwcst Tndiana 
( iinferenee, afterwanl Pvc^iiliiio- Elder, of much promineiiee in 
the field, Prineipal of Ashnrv Colleije, at Greeneastle, Tnd., an 
in-=ririiti(pn which later hecanie Dc Panw Tnivcr.-itv. His father 


was the Rev. Daniel De Motte, an earlier preacher of note, who 
has been called the ''builder of Indiana Methodism." After her 
marriage she lived at the following points with her husband : 
Martinsville, La Porte, South Bend, Russellville, Perrysville, 
and finally Danville, where her death occurred. She is remem- 
bered in the family as a beautiful and most refined woman, and 
deeply religious, 

Chil. of Emily F. Payne and Rcc. J. B. De Motte. 

80 JAMES EMORY DE MOTTE. b. Oct. 1. 184.3: d. Nov. 11, 1843. 

81 MARY ELIZABETH DE MOTTE. b. Sept. 14, 1844: m. Dr. Mar- 
vin T. Case, Nov. 16, 1870. Issue: Jessie, h. Oct. 19, 1871. (Is a 
very fine musician, and has studied in Europ^e, and has charge of 
the musical dept. in a large private school (for girls) in Indianapo- 
lis). Clarence De Motte. b Feb. 11, 1874; m. Minnie Bowman and 
had Marvin Eliot, (d. in inf.), and a dau., Elizabeth. Ethel, b. 
April 14, 1877; d. April 29, 1877. Lauren Wilbur, b. Nov. 20, 1879. 

82 JOHN BREWER DE MOTTE. b. in Waveland, Ind., Aug. 21, 1848; 
d. in Greencastle, Ind., Sept. 1, 1907. Graduated at Depauw LTni- 
versity, Greencastle, with degree of B. A., in 1874: of M. A. and Ph. 
D., pro inerito, later on, and was also honored with the degree of 
1\I. D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Was principal 
of the preparatory department of the University for ten years, six 
years Associate Professor of Mathematics, and in 1882 became full 
Professor of Physics, which department he made famous, his lecture 
rooms and laboratory being crowded with students attracted by his 
enthusiasm, and the charm of his personality. In 1891 he severed 
his relations with the University, and enteied upon his great public 
career as a lecturer. His engagements took him to every state in 
the Union, and his pre-eminence was generally recognized. He 
made many trips to Europe for study, and with the advantage 
gained by so much post-graduate woik in the foreign schools, and 
his twenty years' experience as Professor of Mathematics and Phys- 
ics at Asbury and DsPauw Universities, he was well equipped to 
make for himself a vmique position among American lecturers. 

His illustrations were of his own designing. He was said to 
be the first to photograph sound waves, and reproduce them by mov- 

NOTE — After the death of Emily FrankHn (Payne) De Motte, the Re^■. 
J. B. De Motte. Sr., rem. to Phoebe Tamison Poster, July 27, 3 852. and had 
the following- Issue : Clias. Foster, Marcus Unclsey, Margaret, Emily Foster, 
George Ellis, Sarah Ellena and Phoehe M.. Margaret m. "V\''m. T. Potts. Em- 
ily F. m. Jus. E. Van Schoiack, and Geo. E. m. Minnie Flynn. The others d. 
in inf. 

T H K 1* A V X K 1" A M 1 L V . 


Upper picture, Willi:mis Kavanagli Paynf. Right hand lower picture, 
James Harvey Pavne. L.ft han<l lo\v«r picture. Dr. Fleming Rice Payne. 
Center Picture. William Payne Four brother.s, sons of Jonatlian and Eliza- 
beth Wright Payne. 


ing pictures. He gave one hundred lectuies annually for ten years. 
He had innumerable testimonials as to tlie worth and value of his 
work. His energy seemed tireless, and often when exhausted with 
travel he would undertake new and difficult situations. He had 
served in youth in the Civil War. He m., Feb. 5. 1878, Lelia Laura 
Washburn, dau. of the Hon. Henry Dana Washburn, member of 
Congress from Indiana under Grant's administration, and later Sur- 
veyor General of Montana, wliere he explored and first surveyed 
Yellowstone Park, his party naming some of the geysers. Later on 
others named for him the Washburn Range. 

After the death of Prof. De Motte the Southern Indiana Con- 
ference characterized him as "one of the most eloquent, faithful 
and efficient preachers of righteousness of this generation."' Issue : 
Lawrence Washhurn, b. Sept. 18, 1879. Has been master in the 
Jacob Thome Institute in Port Deposit, Md., and later head mas- 
ter of English and History in the Army and Navy Preparatory 
School, Washington, D. C. John Brewer, b. Feb. 16, 1889. a stu- 
dent at De Pauw University. 

The Descendants of Fleni'nuj Bice Payne. 

(13) DR. FLEMING EICE PAYXE. b. Feb. 22, 1821, 
in Shelby Co., Ky. ; d. in Marshall, 111., Dec. 1, 1873, ag-ed 52 
years. Graduated in Medicine in Louisville, Ky., and removed 
to Marshall, 111., where he was for many years at the head of 
the profession, and where his practice grew so much that he was 
unable to find opportunity for sleep, and had to resort to artifice 
to obtain needed rest each day. He was well liked in every way, 
and socially was very prominent. He was a factor in the politi- 
cal world, also, frequently naming the ones from the district Avho 
were most sure of election and securing their nominations. He 
was always consulted when the tickets were made up, and his 
advice never disregarded, even in the selection of the federal 
and state officers from that part of Illinois. In medical circles 
he was admitted to be one of the foremost members of the pro- 
fession. He wrote articles for medical journals, and at the time 
of his death had a work of a technical nature ready for press, 
several hundred pages of matter, which had occupied him for 
many years during his rare moments of leisure, and this valua- 

T H K P A Y X E F A M I L V . Kio 

Mc uuniusci'ipr was huniiMl tlironi:li tlio carple-^-^nos- of n ^(n'vnnt 
-<.M.)ii after ]n< funeral. 

His health \va< injured hy a trip to Calif. iniia in the winter 
of l."^Tl, antl he wa~ nevcM- «• well thereafter, llf had niarriecl. 
1st, Sarah, dan. uf Nineveh Shaw, who died Jtdv 1, l.s:>i>. That 
-he was vcrv nnu-h heloved the followini:' letter written t<i 11. W 
II. IJn.niwcll will t(-rifv. It is of date Sept. 2S, 1852 : 

■ ^ou luivf pr()l)al)ly lu-anl of tlie dcatli of my \vif(. Altlio\iiili 1 Iiavc 
lonj: Ijti-ii satisHcd that <\m' could not iffovci . yi-t this (alaiiiity falls vipoii 
lilt' with j^reat sevpiity. To he M|iar;;tt(l fonvci from a devottd (•om|)aiiioii 
is truly a irrcat atHittioii. She was ev»'r ready to shaio with iiii' not tuily 
in tlu' joys and jilcasuit-s. hut in the sorrows and conllicts of lifo. Whon 
• iicinies strove to l>]i;,dit my jnofessional prosju'cts. I eould with contidciuo 
look to luT for a smile of approliatioii. a woni of encouia;:ement. Tliron^di 
ill my mi-foituiu's, trial- ami diirniiities in tryiiiir <<> relieve us from the 
disad\anta,i:es of jioverty. she was ever ready to su|i])oit. coiufort iind eoii- 
>ol('. I'.ut now, when the |)ros|M'ets of hriu'liter days jue liefore »|s, she has 
heeii called to try the realities of an invisilile w<Mld. No lousier can she 
he a source of happiness to me. "nli/ in rcnicinliiaiKr of Ihi /kisI. She is 
none: i>ut I -hall ever look liack with pleasinir emotion upon ttic many 
liapjty lioiii- I lia\c -pent in I In- uniescr\t'd enjoyment of her soiicty. '1 
weep not a- llio-r who li.i\c iio Imp..' fnr conlidently do ! liclicsc lliat she 
is now in that woi Id where -iikness, sorrow, jiain and woe cometh never." 

Dr. Payne said that he renienihered the visit to his father's 
home (in lS'].'i) of John Howard Payne, the author of '*IIonie, 
Sweet Ilonic," who wa-. he thou::ht, a ndativc id" his father, lie 
was a man of tine memoi-y, and most aeeurate in all liis state- 
ments, and if he were livinii' eonld most likely add a "reat deal 
to this work from his knowledoe of the elder lines of the family. 

He iiian'ic<l, 2d, M.iry Esther, dan. of Col. \\'asliiiiotr))i Al- 
exander ol" Paris, 111. (a. widow of Dr. Chestnnt), hy whom she 
had had chil. — Sallie, who d. unmarried, aL'"ed 25 years, and 

The Alexander family has always been prominent in ICdgar Co. ; of the 
daughters of Col. Washington Alexander, Angeline married Dr. McMillan, and 
had one son. Willet. who m. and had two chil. : they lived in the old Alexander 
mansion in Pari.s. Edgar Co. "Tealie," another daughter, m. Dr. Ten Breok, 
and had several chil. "Cyntie" married Mr. Judson, and I^ucy married Judge 
Robert Bruce I^amon. whose first cousin. Ward H. Lamon. was Lincoln's law 
partner. Judge Lamon was for years connected with the Interior Department 
at Washington, and was appointed hy .Secretary I^amont special adviser in 
land cases. He was b. in Berkeley, W. Va. ; he left two .son.s, Walter S., and 
Judson A. I^amon. 


Charles, who married Belle Le Gore. This marriage was a most 
liapp.v one, the second wife having' an amiable, nnselfish and 
lovely character. She traveled to Colorado and other points 
after her husband's death, and died at the home of her sister, 
Mrs. Angelina McMillan, in Wash., D. C, May 2, 1901. 

Chil. of Dr. F. R. Payne bi/ First Wife, Sarah. 

83 CLARA ELIZABETH PAY^NE. b. in Darwin, HI., March 9, 1846; 
d. March 13, 1901, in Marshall, 111.; m. Nov. 23, 1869, Wm. A. Har- 
lan, son of Jvidge Justin Harlan, of 111. Their home was in Mar- 
shall. No issue. 

84 LOLA ELLEN PAYNE, b. Marshall, 111., Jan. 25, 1850; m. Henry 
A. Schwanecke, Nov. 15, 1877, a civil engineer, connected with rail- 
roading, construction work in several states, and a man of fine edu- 
cation. He d. in 1908, at which time he was chief engineer of the 
Pittsburg, Binghamton and Eastern R. R., with headquarters at 
Canton, Pa. Issue: Louis Payne (b. Feb. 4, 1879; m. Mamie 
Hughes, and has Henry Payne, b. April 30, 1905, and Louis Duncan, 
b. Dec. 30, 1907). Clara Emily, b. July 14, 1881. 

By Second Wife, Mary Esther: 

85 VERNON ALEXANDER PAYNE, b. Marshall, 111., Nov. 27, 1855. 
Is a druggist in Tuscola, 111.; m. Lou Alexander. Issue: Esther 
Mary and Clara. 

80 MARY GERTRUDE PAY'NE. b. Feb. 26, 1861; d. Aug. 18, 1801. 

87 LUCY J. PAYNE, b. in Marshall, 111. Has lived in Colorado, and 
in Washington, D. C. Unm. 

88 JOHN WASHINGTON PAY^NE. (Dick.*) b. in Marshall, 111., Sept. 
10, 1864, and was educated in Paris, 111. Removed to Colo. Springs, 
Colo.: d. in Phoenix, Ariz., Dec, 1908, unm. 

*He was named Jo'nn Washington for his grandfather, but was always 
called "Diclc," after Governor Oglesby, who called to see Dr. Payne on the day 
of the young man's nativity. It was near the dinner liour, and after some 
time spent in the library the Governor was invited out into the dining room 
to partalte of some of tlie triumphs of Dr. Payne's good negro cook ; the table laid for twelve, but there seemed to be an absence of persons of the fam- 
ily, and especially of the hostess ; Dr. Payne, who made one or two excur- 
sions away from the dining room, explained that she was upstairs attending 
to some important business. The Governor was a little surprised, as it was 
not her custom to prefer business to her social duties ; but he ate his dinner, 
and took his departure, and for sev-eral days the town of Marshall regaled 
itself with hilarity at his expense. 

T 11 E 1' A V X 1-: I- A .M 1 L V . 


llir Dcsccndaiifs of Janirs Ifdirci/ Pai/ne. 

(U) JA.MKS IIAKVEY PAVXK. I., in Shelln- Co., 
Kv., ^lay J), 1>J."!; 'I. Awv;. '■), 1 '.•(><>, jiiic'l ^'> vcars; iviiiovcd in 
1S.'»2, to Oregon, and then tu the Territorv of Washinjiton, whriu 
he went to assist in teaehinp: the Tmlians on a re^^ervatidn near 
Seattle. He spent pe\'( ral vcur- nn tlic rc-ci'\ atinn. \\r liail 
111. in Ciilcs ('(.., Til.. Sept. I't;. Isjs, MiiJml;! lUrraft Freeland, 
ilaii. lit" ncnjaniin ami .M;ii\ .\iinr i An-iicri l-'rcdand. rxMija- 
niin Freeland was lioni in (alxcrt ('<»., Md.. Mav .'>, IT'.'l. His 
wife, .Mar\' Anne Ai'chcr. \\a< tliun::hr r«i he a sifter (d' the father 

(The Bab}^ in This Picture (Flora) Has Been a GrandniotluT for Some Years.) 

108 rilK PAY X K FA .M I I, Y . 

of Col. ^yln. V,. Arclicr of ^faishalK 111. I For inotlier wa^ nil 
Allison. (See Note.) ^laliala was h. in Owen (V)., Tnd., .Iniic 
26, 1828, and d. Jan. 2(;. IIIOS. She wa^ a iikisi cliarniiiio', ro- 
rined woman, and lovod all ^ood works. -TaniPs Ilarvey Payne 
was a man of deep roliiiions convictions, and in his lator years 
took g'l'cat comfort in iioini;' t<> clnirch, no matter what the 
weather or state of his health, he was never al)sent from a meet- 
ing. For many year>, in his old age, he had to reliiKpii-'h active 
effort, and devote himself to the study of his IJihle. lie had a 
wonderfni memory for everything in the hook, and conld (juote 
freely concerning any ])oint which might he mentioned. He was 
vei'v domestic, de\-ot''d td his family and their material comfort, 
anil left them honses and other ])ro})erty at his death, lie never 
returned to the friends of his youth in the middle west. He 
was a Freemason, heing a memher of Junction Lodge Xo. GO, 
Point Commerce. Ind., Green Co. (H. IT. Throop was Sec'v 

89 EMMA AKAltKI.I.A 1^\^•\•K. t>. in (InuKh icw. 111. ( Kd.oar Co."*, 
Feb. 1:5. 1850: in. .Tanios <;. Tlioni;<s. May :iO. 1S74. lie d. .Tan. 4. 
187G. Xo i«snp. 

!>(» MARY ELIZAI'.KTII PAYXK. h. in VaI^-.u- to.. 111.. Auu. i.'). lS.-)-2; 
d. in ^Yash.. May 4. 1S70. Inni. 

91 JULIA ARIAXXE PAYXE. 1.. Linn Co.. ()re<;on. Xov. 24. 18.-)4: 
m. Chas. Henry Stadclniann. Dc-. 2."). 1870. Issue: /'r/ / (Uau(Ji»c 
(b. Feb. 20, 1878; m. Xov. 8. liU)."). Frederic G. St ill. a native ot 
Eng.). Frances Beatrice {h. May 10. 1882: ni. .lun.- 1."). litOi), in 
l?ellin<,'hani. Wasli.. to Arnold (■lni>tian Fhert ) . llrnri/ I'aipie, b. 
Auj,'. 9, ISIto. 

92 FLORA E. PAYNK. I., in lialsey. Ore.. .Ian. 18, 1857 (Sunday): 
in. William Hujilics. S(|>l. 2ti. 1878. I.ssue: Chester Payne, h. July 
22. lS7!t: d. in Dawson in IS'.Mt. Jessie Elizabeth, h. Sept. 21, 1884 
(ni. in Everett. Wasli.. .lune 24, 190:5. Harry E. Veness, a native of 
London, Enjr. They had Chester .Tames, h. July 2.'?. 1904: d. ajred 5 
montlis. and Robert Payne, b. May 27. 1909). 

93 JAMES QUIXX EMKRY PAYXE. h. in Linn Co.. Ore.. Jan. 28, 
1800; d. Sept. 2.3, 1891. nnin. 



Tenth Illinois Regiment Infantry. 

Descendants of Elijah Payne. 

Notes from Mrs. Clara Payne Harlan, Marshall, III. No dates. 
(.Four Generations.) 

ELIJAH PAYNE, thought to be a brother of Jonathan Payne (No. 1), 
had wife Rebecca. Issue : 
(a) EBENEZER PAYNE. Lived in Marshall, 111., about 1S60. Owned a 
mill and was very prosperous, and a good citizen ; m. Sarah McKeen. 
issue : 





I. KI.IZABETH PAYNE, m. Wni. J. Martin. Lived in Mar.shall. 
(1. thcTo. I.ssue : Kva. m. Dan McMillan of Freeport, 111. Mart/ 
Payne, ni.. 1st, Judgf Hamill, a prom, lawyer, and, 2d, Mr. Sliipe 
of Terre Haute, Ind. Jitnr Anne, Emma, Frances, who m. a 
Whitlock, and Williani, m. a Clark. 

REBECCA PAYNE, m. DariiLs Le Gore. Is.sue : Carrie Payne 
Frances, m. Bernie Hodge. Benj., m. Ruth, dau. of John Scho- 
field. Chief Justice of 111. No chil. 

ALEXANDER MILTON PAYNE, m. Emily Harlan. Lssue : Sa- 
rah, (m. a Scott, and lives in Ky. ). William, Ellivin, Marij, 
Clara, Curtis Clay. 

(b) SAMUEL PAYNP:. m. Sarah. Issue: Chester, Lewis, John, Jane. 

(c) LOriS PAYNE. No. fani. 

(d) JOHN P.VYNE. m. Sylvia, and had issue: Hannah, Rebecca, Jeffer- 
son, William, Eliza. 

(e) MARY PAYNE, m. Jas. Barnott. Issue: Jackson and Rebecca. 

(f) KISAH PAYNE, m. Jas (?) Forbes. Issue: Sylvia, Sarah, James. 

(g) NANCY PAYNE, m. Thos. Paddock. Issue: Eliza, Jane, William, 
Rebecca, Letha, Lorella, Rosetta. Thomas Paddock was son of Ebe- 
nezer Paddock. 

(h) SARAH PAYNE. m. Richard Ilardesta. Issue: Wilson, Jenette, 

Mary, Jane, Melvin, Samuel, Araminta. 
(i) JANE PAYNE, m. Washington Paddock. One son, Curtis (Indian- 

NOTE — * W)n. Thomas and Washington Paddock ivere brothers. 

*Note — JONATHAN PAYNE. 1st Lieut. (Associators and militia of 
Bedford Co., 7th Co., 2d battalion, commanded by Col. Wm. Parker. Muster 
rolls), Dec. 10, 1777. 

SAMUEL PAYNE. 2d Lieut. Same time and place. 

AARON WRIGHT, and DAVID WRIGHT. 1st and 2d Lieuts.. in an- 
other company of same, Bedford Co., same time. WILLIAM WRIGHT, pri- 
vate in same. 

Wright's fort was near Rice's Fort, in Pennsylvania, Wash. Co. 



(From an old account book.) The list enibraoes accounts from the year 
1828 until 1844 or o. Tlio b\isiness indicated in these aocoxints is most in- 
interestin"'. but would be too vohiniiiious for this book. 

ADAMS, BENJ. lcS2S-29-31-.'?7-3S. 
ARNOLD, GEO. 1833. 
AK.MSTRONG, WM. 1833-34. 
AVHIOS, ROBT. 1834. 
ALBEUTSON, NATH'L. 1838-40. 
AVERY, JOS. 1840. 
ATTANIA, FR. 1840. 
AKIN. ROBT (Jeffersonville). 1841. 
ADAMS, BENJ J. 1841. 
AVERY, MRS. 1842. 

BLUNK, MARY (admtr.). 1S2S. 

BOON 10, GEO. 1829. 
BAT'I', ISRAEL. 182 9-30. 
BOWEN, I.,ABAN. 1829. 
BELL, DAVID W. 1830. 
BALL, ROBT. 1830. 
BIGGS. ROBT. 1830-32. 
BOOKER. WM. 1830. 
BOONE. MOSES. 1830. 
BOONE, HIRAM C. 1830. 
B(^ONE, WM. 1831. 
r.UDWN, FRED. 1832. 
BRUCE. GEO. 1832. 
BLUM, FRED. 1832. 
BEGGS, ROBT. 1833. 
BIRD, JOHN. 1832. 
BIRD. JAS. SR. 1832-34. 



BIRD, JAS. JR. 1S32-33. 

BUTLER, CHAS. 1832. 



BYRNE, T. C. 1834. 


BENCE, JNO. 1834. 



BOHY, JAS. (Bolev ?). 1834. 

BATMAN, JNO. 1834. 


BELL, ROBT F. 1834. 


WM. 1834. 

JNO. 1834. 

BEARD, P. (Admtr. of P. P. 
MALTCK). 1835. 

BENTLEY, GEO., Esq. 1843. 

BRINGLE, DAN'L. 1835. 

BUCKLES, JNO. 1836. 

BRINGLE, et al.. Heirs. 1836. 

BENTLEY, ABEL. 1832-36. 


BALDWIN, SMITH. 1840-41. 


BEARD & BOONE. 1839. 


BROWN, DAVID. 1839. 


BEARD, GEO. 1840. 

BURTON, E. (Benton ?), 1840. 

BROOKS, PAXON & CO. 1840. 

BABCOCK, LEE. 1840. 

BIGGS, ROBT. 1841. 

BREEZE, GEO. W. 1841. 

BALDWIN, ROBT. 1841-2. 

BREEDEN, JAS. 1841. 

TY. 1841. 

BEGGS, WM. S. 1841. 





BOOKER, WM. 1843. 

BENTLEY. GEO. (Esq.). 1844. 

BRAY, GEO. W. 1841. 

CARROL, LEWIS. 182 8. 

CORBIT, JNO. 1830. 

CHARLEY. GEO. 1829. 

CtTNNINGHAM, WM. 1829-1841. 

COOK. WM. 1828. 

CARROL, DAVID. 1830-1840. 


CRAIG, THOS. 1831. 

CRABLE, DAVID. 1829-30. 

CONRAD, GEO. 1830-1843. 

CRAIG, DAVID. 1831. 

CHIN, JNO. (Cline ?). 1831. 

CASE, J. and HENDRICKS, T. 1831. 

CARR, ABRAM. 1832. 

CRAWFORD, WM. 1832. 

CASE, JAMES. 1831. 

CROMAR. JNO. 1832. 

CROMWELL. F. 1832. 

CHILD. ROYAL B. 1832. 

CRAWFORD, JNO. 1833-34. 

CARTER, WM. D. 1835-1838-40. 

CROWE & JARVIS. 1836. 
COLE, DAVID. 183 8. 
CARROL & BOONE. 1839-40-41. 
CONRAD, MR. (Lanesville). 1841. 
CARL, RICH'D. B. 1840. 
CRABLE & CONRAD. 1840-41. 
CHARLEY, JO. 1840. 
CLUB, PLEASANT (?). 1S41. 
CLENDENIN & CO. 1842. 
CARYSLE, JNO. D. 1842-5. 
CLARK, SAM'L. 1843. 
CURL, JOHN. 1830. 
CASEY, ABNER H. 1834. 

Dan'l Bring-Ie, Samuel Cunningham, 

etc.). 1836. 
CONRAD, GEO. ^Y. 1841. 
CONRAD & COOK. 1841. 

DAWSON, JNO. 1829-30. 

DOLL, FRED. 1829. 

DAVISON, GUY. 1829. 


DENBO, JOS. (Admtr.). 1S30. 

DENHAM, H. S. 1830. 

DYER, JONA. 1831-34. 

DAVIS, JACOB. 1832. 

DALEY, JNO. 1834. 

DECKER. (Admtr.). 

DYER, JAS. 1835. 

DUGGINS, REUBEN. 1835-36. 

DAVISON'S, H. (Admtrs.). 1835. 

DAGGS, BUEL. (Clark Co., Water- 
loo, Me.). 184L 


DAWSON, DUDLEY. (Admtr. of 
Jno.). 1839-41. 

DANFORTH, J. B. & CO. 1839-41. 

DECKER, JOS. 1841. 


DUNN, JAS. 1841. 

DYCE. 1842. 


ELLIS. JNO. 1828. 
ELLSEY, THOS. 1829. 
EDINGTON, WM. 1830. 
EWING, GEO. W. (Exrs.). 1836-40- 

EVANS, JOEL W. 1840. 
EVANS, RICH'D. 1842. 
ECKARD, JO. 1842-5. 
EVANS, JNO. 1842. 



FRAKRS, COXRAl). (First Cli.iil.) 

FABRIQUF, HENRY L. 1830-33-34- 

FLANAGAN, WM. 1830. 
FELLOWS. W. & C. 1833-40-41-43. 
FRANK, GEO. 1834-38. 
FRO^L^N. JAS. 183"). 
FERRE, JAGOB. 1836. 
FERGl^SON, J. K. 183G. 
FUNK. IS.A.AC. 183r.. 

FREEDLEY. H. & G. 1839. 

GRESHAM. JOHN. 1842-3. 
GWARTNEY, JNO. 1831-37-38-39. 
GRANT, GEO. (Hoir.s.) 1840. 
GREEN, ED. 1831. 
GIBBS. TFTOS. 1832. 
GWINN, GEO. 1834-42. 
GASQUITT, WM. A. & CO. 1841. 
GRASS, DAN'L. 1834. 
GILKERSON, W. H. 1834. 
GILMORE. S. SR. 1835. 
GIBBS. JAMES. 1835. 
GRANT, JNO. F. (Admtr of Goo.). 

GRAHAM. J. & J. 1839-40-41. 
GLAZE, ADAM. 1839-40-41. 
GRONTX, WM. 1841-43. 
GRANT. JOHN. 1840. 
GRANT. LEVI. 1840. 
GRANT. (Heirs.) 1840. 

HOLBORN. JXO. 1828. 
HUMPHREYS. JNO. 1829-32. 
HKTH. inONRY W. 182 6-1830-42. 
HARRTSOX. ELIZ. (Admtr.s.). 1830. 
HURST, WM. 1830. 
HT'RST. NIMROD. 1830-39-41-44. 
HUi;i;.\RI). ELTSH.A. 1831. 
HUDSON. JNO. 1832. 
HARTSON, JNO. 1833. 

HUBI5ARD, JAS. JR. 1834. 
HURST, HENRY. 1835. 
HARPER, A. 183 5. 
HAMMOND, JNO. 1835. 
HETH, WM. 1833-39-43. 
HIGHFaLL, THOS. (Heirs.) 1841. 

HUBBARD, B. 1832. 


HUPP. GEO. 1841. 
HALL, AMOS. 1841-42. 
HARR, W. H. 1842. 
HULL. JNO. 1842. 
HENDRICKS, T. 1831. 
HITRST, WM. (Son of Jack.) 1836. 
HOTTLE, PETER. (Admtr. of C. 

Hottle.) 1841. 

IXGLE, ADAM. 1834-41. 
IRVIN, SAM'L W. 1835. 

JONES. JOHN T. 1829. 
JAMISON, JNO. T. 1829. 
JONES, ANDREW M. 1838-41-42. 
JABINE C. (Loiii.sville.) 1830. 
JOYES, THOS. 1834. 
JONES. JAMES. 1831-34. 

KINTNER, JACOB. 1828-30-39-40- 

KING (HENRY) & OSBORN. 182 9. 
KINTNER, PETER. 1830-31. 
KET'Ll'^Y. GEO. 1830. 
KNOWLIOS, DAVID. 1832-34. 
KIXZIOR. HKXRY. (Of Pa.). 1831. 
KIX'I'NER, JACOB W. ( Esfi. ) . 1840- 


ki<:lli-:r. henry. is32. 
k.vowls. david. 1832. 
kioi'liov. jno. 1833. 
kiorr, abraham. 1834. 

KEEN. H. P. 1836. 
KEEN, ABNER, 1841-2. 
KEY & LEONARD. 1836. 
KIRK, JOSEPH. 1838. 
KEY, CROSSEY D. 1838. 
KING. DANIEL. 1839. 
KTXTNER. JNO. 184(1. 



KING, WM. 1S30. 

LEMMON, JNO. 1828. 
LITTLE, WM. 1828-32-34. 
LONG, THOS. 1828. 
LUCKETT, HEZ. 1829-34. 
LIKENS, CARTER, 1830-31. 
LUTZ, MARY. (Admtr.). 1834. 
LEMMON, M. 1833. 
LEAS, RICE B. 1834. 
LADD, HIMAN. 1833. 
LEFFLER, ROBT. (Admtr.). 1834. 
LITTLE. HUGH. 1834. 
LONG, THOS. 1834. 
LINDSEY, C. & S. A. 1836. 
LESLIE, FRED. 1836-38-41. 
LAPE, ANDREW. 1838. 
LANG, FRANCIS (& Levi Grant). 
LEE. WM. 1839. 
LEWIS, GEO. A. 1841. 
LESLIE, FRED. 1841. 
LINKHORN. 1842. 
LONG, ROBT. 1830. 

McREA, ALEX. 1828. 
MAUCK, PETER. 1828-32 
MITCHELL, DAVID G. 1828-30-31. 
MORGAN, EKEKIEL. 1829-35. 
Me A DA .MS. STEPHEN. 1829. 
McIX'rVRE, JNO. 1829. 
McMAHON, JNO. 1829-31-41. 
MELTON, JNO. B. 1830. 
MARTIN. RICH'D. 1830-33. 

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Mc-.XDAMS. HENRY G. 1833. 
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MARSH, WM. 1840. 
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McKINNEY. JOHN. 1841. 
MURRAY, CHAS D. 1841. 
McMAHON, JNO. 1842. 
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M(JRRIS, J. S. & CO. 1841. 
MILLER, ISAAC. 1841-2. 
MERRIL, J. R. 1840-42. 

McPHEETERS, A. (Washington Co.) 

i\LA(!TXXIS. EDW. A. 1840. 
MYERS, JESSE. 1841. 

NANCE, JAMES. 182 9. 
NEWBANKS, JAMES. 1832-41. 
NORRIS, JNO. 1833. 
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OSBORN . 182 9. 

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WOOD, THOMAS. 1830. 
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WHITE, JNO. J. 1834. 
WOOD, JNO. 1S34. 
WATERS. J. 1841. 
WILHITE. 1845. 


WHITE, JACOB H. ]841. 

WRIGHT, THOS. 1835-39. 


WRIGHT, GEORGE. 1837-42. (T. 
Wright's Estate.) 




(Admtr. of J. M. Weaver). 1839 

WOOD, GEO. 1839. 


T\^RIGHT, WM. (T. Wright's Es- 
tate.) 1842. 


WOODFILL, JNO. H. 1839. 

YOUNG, ST. CLAIR. 1840-41-42-43. 

ZENOR, GEORGE. (Admtr.). 1836. 

NOTE — The residences of these persons seem to be scattered in the 
counties of southern Indiana, thougrh tlie earlier ones seem to have been resi- 
dents of Corydon and vicinity. The cases are in the Supreme, District and 
in the other courts. A few of them are in Louisville, Ky. 

MlJZAl'.KTll KICK. (.Mrs. r,n\viii:in. I 

(Haughtor of Daiiii^l Rice and Anna Margaret Lcfflir. In Ihm- liUth yiar. ) 
(The Fduiil!/ Cciitendfiaii.) 



(1) JAC^OB rj(\E. Had wife Anne. Was one of four 
brothers who came from Germany to Hagerstown, Md. He came 
from Maryland to Western Pa. about 1770, and established a 
fort against the Indians, which became known as "Rice's Fort," 
in the histories of the time. Daniel Rice has been mentioned 
as the builder, but as he was the son of Jacob, and Avas not mar- 
ried until 1777, it is probable that it was built by the father, 
but with the assistance of all the other parties concerned.* 

The territory where the fort stood is now within or near 
the celebrated oil region of Pa., and not very far from the pres- 
ent city of Pittsburg, which Avas at that time Fort Pitt, or 
Fort Duquesne. The country is rolling, with some high hills, 
and many fine bits of meadow and bottom land between. At this 
day it is disfigured with oil derricks, and very untidy villages, 
though there are some places bearing evidence of the previous 
conditions, such as the quaint, beautiful little county seat of 
Washington, with its historic old college buildings, for which 
Benjamin Franklin had labored to secure endowments early in 
the history of the commonwealth. Washington Academy, incor- 
porated by act of the Legislature, 1787, was the first institution 
of learning west of the Allegheny Mountains, in the "Great Mis- 
sissippi Valley." Benjamin Franklin, in 1790, presented it with 
fifty pounds toward a library. Jefferson College was first lo- 
cated in Cannonsburg, seven miles from Washington. They 
were later consolidated. Rice's Fort was near the present site 
of this college, and next to the state line, on Dutch Fork of Buf- 
falo Creek, according to old ma]is, between the present Clays- 

*NOTE — The names of part of this pioneer company were Jacob Conrad 
Isaac Lefflcr (Jacob ?), Dr. Pf rimer, Jno. Winter, Henry Miller, John Piniler, 
Mr. Hoover, and their several families. 


ville, and West Alexander, Dutch Fork, a little north of mid- 
dle of line, West Alexander seeming to be the nearest post office 
to the old site. 

The old block lionse of Fort Pitt is still preserved l)v a pa- 
triotic society in Pittsburg, and it is probably much like the 
other posts of defense, and there were a number of them, for 
Miller's block house was three miles east of West Alexander ; 
Vance's Fort one mile west of Cross Creek village (a descend- 
ant of Major W^illiam Vance, Allison Vance, was lately in pos- 
session of the land of Vance's Fort) and Lamb's Fort, and 
Wright's Fort are all to be found on the old maps, not very far 
apart. One authority mentions Rice's Fort as being two miles 
down the creek from Miller's Fort ; Doddridge's Fort was an- 
other, a few miles away. The eminent Congressman, Dr. Philip 
Doddridge, was reared in this place, and his brother, the equally 
noted writer of the history of the Indian wars of western Pa. 
(edited after his death t>y his daughter Narcissa). 

Captain Isaac Craig, on his march from Carlysle to Fort 

Pitt in 17S0, stopped at Rice's Fort, May 14th. The fort seems 

to have been a rectangular stockade, with a blockdiouse in one 

corner, and containing dwellings Avithin its enclosure. It was 

never overwhelmed, but suffered one of the worst battles with 

Indians in the annals of the border wars. The following is from 

Kercheval's ''■History of the Yalley of Virginia" (1833) : 

"Previously to the attack on Rice's Fort, wliich took place in the 
month of September, 1782, several of the few men belonging to the fort 
had gone to Hagerstown, to exchange their peltry and furs for salt, iron 
and ammunition, as was the usual custom of tliose times. They had gone 
on this journey somewhat earlier that season than usual, because there 
had been 'a still time;' that is, no recent alarms about the Indians. 

NOTE — Dr. Jcsoph Doddridge, who wrote thf^ history of tliis region, and 
who was a friend and comrade of these people, living near Rice's Fort, was 
born in Bedford, Co., Pa., in 1769, and came to Washington Co., when a child 
four years of age. He became one of the finest writers. Had great powers 
of observation, and liis work gives evidence of culture and mental attainments 
of a liig'i order. His pleas for tlie sla^'e for freedom, etc., are most eloquent. 
He was a brotlier of tlie eminent Dr. Pliilip Doddridge, jurist and statesman. 
who d. while serving his term in Congress, and is buried in the Congressional 
Cemetery in Washington, D. C. 

THE Rll K F A M I 1. V . 17!t 

"A few clays before tlie uttaik on tliis fort about ."JOO lniliaii> liad 
made tlu'ir last attack on Wlieelin^^ Koit. On the third nijrlit of tlie in- 
vestment of Wiieelinjr the Indian eniefs held a eouncil, in whicli it \\a> 
determined tliat the siejje of Wheeling should l>e raised: two Inindicd of tlie 
warriors return home, and the remaininj,' hundred of picked nun make 
a dash into the country and strike a heavy blow somewhere before their re- 
turn. It was their determination to take a fort somewhere and massacre 
all its people in reven<(e for their defeat at WheelinLr. 

"News of the plan adopted by the Indians was uivcn by two wliite 
men who had been niaiU- prisoner> wiieii lad-, rai-ed anionic tlie Indian^ 
and taken to war with them. The-e men deserted from tliem soon after 
tiieir council at the dose of the siejr,. of Wheel in;:. The notice was indeed 
lint short, but it reached Rice's Fort alM)Ut half an hour before the com- 
mencement of the attack. Th" intelligence was brought iiy dacob Miller, 
who icceived it at Dr .Moore's, in tlie neighboi hood of Wa-hington. .Mak- 
ing all >peed home he fortunattdy arrived in time to a--.i-l in ibc dclen-.e 
of the place. On receiving tlii> mw- the |)eojde of the fort felt as-nred 
that the blow was intended for tiuin. and in tliis conjecture they were 
not mi-taken. Hut little time was allowed them ftu' ])r<'paration. 

"Tlic Indian- had -urruundcd tiie pbn-e In fore they were di-covered: 
but they were still at some distance. When seen, the alarm was given, 
on which every man lan for his giui ami took refuge in the block-house. 
The Indians, answering the alarm with a war wlnMt|) from tlu-ir whole line, 
commenced liring. and running towards the fort from every direction. Ii 
was evidently their intiiilii)n to take the place by assault: but the lire of 
the Indian- wa- .m-wered by that of -i\ lir;i\c and -killful -tiar|i-li()i>(ei-. 
This iiiie\|ic( led reception |>rt'\eiited tin' intenileil a--aiill. :iiid made tin- 
Indians take refuge ludiind logs, stumps and trees. The tiring (oiitinuc<l 
with little intermission for about four hours. 

"In the interval- of the tirin'/ the Indian- f reipieni ly called out to 
tlie peojde of tlie fort: '(iivc up. gi\e u|). too many Indian-: Indian too 
big: no kill." They were answered with delianiicr: ■{'oiih' on. you cow- 
ards: We are ready for you: -how u- your yellow hide-, and we will niaki' 
lioli's in tln'm for you." 

"Dining the e\ening many of the Indians, at some distance from the 
fort, aiiiu-ed themsidve- by -hooting the horse-, catth' and sheep, until the 
l')ttom was strewn witli their dead bodie-. 

"AlKuit 10 o'clock at night the Indians set fire to a barn about 30 
yards from the fort. It was largo and full of grain and hay. The (lame 
was frightful, and at first it .seemed to endanger the burning of the fort, 
liut the barn stood on lower ground than the fort. The night was ealm. 
with the exce|)tion of a slight breeze up the creek. This carried the fianie 
and burning splinters in a dilTerent direction, so that the burning of the 


barn, which at first was regarded as a dangerous, if not fatal oeeiirrence, 
proved in the issue the means of throwing- a strong light to a great di* 
tance in every direction, so that the Indians dare not approach the fort 
to set fire to it, which they might have done at little risk, under the cover 
of darkness. 

"After the barn was set on fiie. tlie Indians collected on the side nt 
the fort opposite the barn, so as to have the advantage of the light, and 
kept up a pretty constant fire, which was as steadily answered by that 
of the fort, until about 2 o'clock, when the Indians left the place and 
made a hasty retreat. 

"Thus was this little place defended by a Spartan band of six men 
against one bundled chosen warriors, exasperated to madness by their fail- 
ure at Wheeling fort. Their names shall be inscribed in the list of heroes 
of our earl}^ times. They were Jacob Miller, George Leffler, Peter Fullen- 
weider,"' Daniel Rice, George Felebaum and Jacob Leffler, Jr. George Fele- 
baum was shot in the forehead, through a port-hole, at the second fire of 
the Indians, and instantly expired, so that in reality the defense of tlie 
place was made by only five men. 

"The loss of the Indians Avas four, three of whom were killed at the 
first fire from the fort; the other was killed about sundown. There can 
be no doubt but that a number more were killed and wounded in the en- 
gagement, but were concealed or carried off. 

"A large division of these Indians, on their retreat, passed within a 
little distance of my father's fort. In following their trail, a few days 
afterwards, I found a large poultice of chewed sassafras leaves. This is 
the dressing which the Indians usually apply to recent gunshot wounds. 
The poultice which T found having become too old and dry. had been re- 
moved, and replaced with a new one. 

"Examples of personal bravery and hair breadtli escapes arc always 
acceptable to readers of history. An instance of both of these happened 
during the attack on this fort, which may be worth lecording. 

"Abraham Rice, one of the principal men belonging to the fort of 
that name, on hearing the report of the deserters from the Indians, mounted 
a very strong, active mare and rode in all haste to another fort, about 
three and a half miles distant from his own. for further news, if any 
could be had, concerning the presence of a body of Indians in the neigh- 
borhood. Just as he reached the place he heard the report of the guns at 
liis own fort. He returned as fast as possible, until he arrived within sight 
of the fort. Finding that it still held out, he determined to reach it and 
assist in its defense or perish in the attempt. In doing this he had to cross 
the creek, the fort being some distance from it on the opposite bank. Tie 
saw no Indians until his mare sprang down the bank of the creek, at which 
instant about fouiteen of them jumped up from among the weeds and 

J' UK IM ( K V A M 1 I. V . ISl 

Implies ami ili-«eli;n jii-d tlu-ir i.'iiii^ at him. OiU' hiilltt wtumtUd liiiii in tlio 
llf-liy part of liis li^lit arm alK>Vf tin- ollmw. By tliis timt- several mor.' 
of the IiidiaMs caiiie u|) ami shot at him. A seioml itall wonmlinl him in 
the thij;h a little iil)ove the knw. Imt without lneakin^ the hone, and the 
l)all passed transversely thnniL'h the lu ek of the mure. She, however, 
sprang; up tlie hank of the creek, fell !■• li< r knees and stumhled alonj: alioiil 
a rod hefore -^he reeoveretl. Durin-j tlii> time M-veral Indians came run 
niii;: up to tomahawk him. Vet he made iii- c-capc after liavin.: aliout 
thirty shots tired at him from a very sjiorl distance. .\ft»'r ridinir ahoul 
lour mill's, lie reacheti l^andi's Fort, much exhausleil from the loss of hlootl. 
After ;,'ettin;; his wounds dres-ed and restinj: a while, he set olT late in the 
eveninfr with twelve men. determined, if possihle, to reach tiie fort innU'r 
eo\er of ni;,'lit. When tiny ;iot within ahout two huntlred yanl- of it 
they halted, the tirin;,' still continued. Ten of tin- men. thinkini; the enter- 
in i/e too ha/ardous, refused to f,'n any furtlier and retreated. IJitc and 
two nther men <ript silently alon.j towariU tin- fort, init had not pm- 
ereded far iM'fore they caime ehisc ujioii an Indian in his concealnn-nt . lie 
;:ave the alarm yell, wiiidi was instantly passtnl around the line> with the 
utmost re;,Milai ity. This occasinned the Indians to make tlieir la»t etVorl 
to take the place and make their retreat un<lcr cover of the nii^ht. Kiee 
and hi-i two cmnpanions returned in safety to l..;ind)'s I'nrt. 

"AlMtut 10 o'clock the next moriiin;; sixty men enlhi ted at i;i(c~ 
I'nit fill the r«dief of the jda<e. They pursued tin- Indians, who kepi in 
a liody for alxmt two miles. The fndiaiiH had then di\ided intu -mall )iar- 
I ii*. and todk o\cr the liill- in diirereiit directions, -n that tlic.v could he 
Hacked no farther. The pur-uit was, of cdurse, ;riven up. 

'.\ small divisimi of tli.- Indiens had not proctcdetl far after their 
sejiaration, hefore they di«eovere<l four men comir,;,' tiom a neij,dih(M"in;r 
fort in tin- direction of v.liieh they had left. The Indians wavlaid 
llie |>atli. ami s)iot two of tlieni dead on the -pot: tlie o|hir>; lied. One 
of them, heiiii; swift r)f fo<it. soon uiiile his escape: the other. Iieinj,' a 
poor runner, was pursued hy an Indian, who, after a •^mart clia>ie, came 
< lo-e to liim. The man then whoded .irouml and sna|>|M-d his ^^'im at the 
Indian. Tlii- he repeated several timc-i. The Indian tiien threw his toma- 
hawk, init mi-sed him. Me then caii;:ht liojd of the end- of jiis licit, wliidi 
was tied hehind in a Imiw knot. In this, ajrain. the Indian was disappointed, 
for the knot came loose, so that he f:ot the Indt. hut not the man. who 
wheeled around and tried his i:un a;:ain. whiili happened to 'ui oil. and laid 
the Indian dead at hi- feet." 

lollN KICKS NOTKS (()X( KltMNC KK K'S |(i|;r. 

"In 1770 .lacoh llice and family. i;i loinpany with ten or twelve other 
familie-. came from Marvlaml across the .\lle<dieiv .M<iuntains, and -etiled 


ill Wash. Co.. I'm., ini Slioit Creek, near wlit-rc Wash.' Coll. now stand.--. 
There tlioy l)uill a tort to protect themselves against the Indians, eallini,' 
it Rice's roil. 

■"Tiie Indians were very aggressive at this time, and gave them much 
trouble. On one occasion two of the hads belonging to the fort were out- 
side its walls skimming stones on the creek, one of them being nine, and 
the other eleven years of age. Suddenly two Indians came up, took them 
prisoners, and carried them a distance of five miles. When night came 
the Indians stacked their guns and tomahawks and laid down, with the 
boys between them. 

"A deep sleep came upon the Indians, and the boys got up quietly, 
the elder one taking a stick of wood which he laid beside the head of one 
of their captors, placing a gun on the stick with the muzzle near the In- 
dians' head, and his little brother at the trigger. Then he took a toma- 
hawk and stood over the other Indian, and said to his brother, "When I 
strike, you pull the trigger."' Thus they killed their captors, and reached 
the fort before dayliglit : their report was found to be true by a party of 
men sent out to explore. 

"At another time live men from the fort were out hunting, and \\ere 
captured by the Indians. They were all killed by being chopped to pieces 
(most of tliem were old men), the feet, legs and arms l>eing taken off first. 
When it came to Mr. LefHer"s turn the Chief said: 'Xo kill him, good war- 
rior: keep him.' So they bound him with thongs of raw-hide. Duiing 
the night lie chcwcil these thongs in two and escaped safely to the fort. 

In Oct. the fort was attacked by over a hundred Indians. Dan- 
iel Rice was away at the time, but hearing the firing started home. As 
he neared the fort, riding a fleet mare, he made a dash tlirough the line 
of Indians, under a heavy fire, and just then his mare received a shot in 
the neck and fell to her knees. Several Indians advanced towards him 
with uplifted tomahawks, and raising the war whoop so frightened the 
wounded animal that she sprang up, and, dashing away, carried her rider 
beyond the reach of danger. He gathered a posse of men and returned at 
daybreak to succor the fort, but found one mightier than he had come to 
their aid. The fight had been carried on by five men, the women moulding 
bullets as fast as they were needed, and loading the guns for the men, so a 
constant fire was kept uj). It was a still evening at first, and the sun set 
in a clear sky: but after a while some large clouds came up. The Indians, 
who were in hopes to fire the fort, had backed some combustibles against 
it and set fii-e to it, but just as the pile of flax was beginning to blaze, and 
all hope seemed gone, the rain began falling, and increased until all the 
fire was extinguished. The Indians seeing this became convinced that the 
"Great Spirit" was angry with them, and departed, taking their dead with 


"Slioitly after tliis occurrence some of the boys were at the creek fish- 
ing, when their hooks caught in an Indians' breech-clout. They drew him 
to the top of the water and then ran toward the fort, crying: 'Indians, In- 
dians,' causing all men, women and children to rush to the guns immedi- 
ately. Boys were the same in 1770 as in later times." 

Jacob Rice's tract of 400 acres was surveyed to liim by 
William Hoge, Sept. 21, 1785. and was called ''Turkey's Nest " 
and was taken np by him on a Virginia certificate granted in 
Jan., 1780. This tract adjoined "Si/Ivia's Plain/' an estate on 
which Jacob Leffler had made settlement in 1774. 

Chil. of Jacob Rice. {Order of Seniority Uncertain.) 

2 DAXIEL EICE. m. Anna Margaret Leffler in 1777. 

3 HENRY RICE. b. May 4, 1702; m. Elizabeth Leffler. 

4 JACOB RICE. b. : settled in Ky. ; no information. 

5 ISAAC RICE. Settled in Ky. ; no information. 

{'} RICE. (Daughter), who m. and removed to Ohio. 

7 RICE. (Daughter), who m. a Mr. Link; 3 chil. 

8 CATHERINE RICE, m., 1st. Henry Fullenwider ; 2d, Jonathan 
Boone, a nephew of Daniel Boone. 

The Descendants of Daniel, Son of Jacoh Rice. 

(2) DAXIEL RICE. In Rice's Fort as early as 1782; 
date and place of birth uncertain. About 1777 he m. Anna 
Margaret Lcifler. (For her fam. and ch. by 2d marriage, see 
Leffier Gen., p. 221.) Her 2d husband was David Craig, a 
Scotch-Irishman by descent (or birth?). 

Chil. of Daniel and Anna Margaiet. 

9 ELIZABETH RICE. (See portrait.) b. in 1778: m. Bowman 

of southern Ind. She d. in her 104th yr. 

10 JACOB RICE. b. 1780: m. Polly Cooper in Shelby Co., Ky. Had 
issue with other chil.: ■fames (Judge Rice of Osceola, la.), and 
Williajn (of Oscaloosa, la.), and dau. Matilda, who m. Mr. Buchan- 
an, and lived near Waveland, Ind. He has also a grand-daughter, 
Avho m. Mr. Fordyce of Ind. His son, Isaac Anderson Rice, h. Shelby 
Co., Ky., m. his cousin, Elizabeth J. Rice, and had issue, as follows: 
(a) FELICIA NARCISSA RICE. m. Rev. Jeremiah M. Oldfather, 
D. D., and went with him to Persia, where they were mission- 
aries for seventeen vears, and later residents of Hanover, ind.. 

184 T H E R I C E F A M I L Y . 

wliere their children were edneated. They spent eight years in 
Tabriz, Persia, and nine or ten years in another mission. Issue : 
J ere M., d. aged 4 yrs., and is buried on Mt. Seir, Persia. An- 
nie Miriam, m. Rev. C. R. Adams of Fargo, North Dakota; 
Helen Sidwell, m. Rev. A. R. Rieshauer of Tokio, Jajian. Wil- 
liam Abbott, who is Prof, in the University of Illinois, and 
Charles Henry, a student at ]McCormick Seminary, Cliicago. 

(b) RENA RICE. Reared in Rockville, Ind., in family of her uncle, 
Dr. Harrison J. Rice. 

(c) MARY MIRIAM RICE. m. Rev. Chas. Little, D. D., of Wabash, 
Ind., and d. at age of 21 yrs. 

(d) HENRY CLAY^ RICE. d. in inf. 

11 ABRAHAM RICE. b. 1783: m. and left deet., among them :\Irs. Ro- 

12 JOHN RICE. b. 1780. 

13 HENRY" RICE. b. 1780. With his two brothers above, used to 
visit a good deal with his Uncle Heniy in Corydon.""" 

14 ANNA MARGARET RICE. b. 1792. 

15 ISAAC RICE. b. Dec 25, 1795, at Rice's Fort, went to Ky. in 180(>, 
where he m. in Shelby Co., Norcissa Montagu Allen, in 1821. She 
was a dau. of James and Elizabeth (Logan) Allen, who came fiom 
Rockbridge Co. (Augusta), Va. Allen was said to have been a Rev- 
olutionary soldier. Isaac and Narcissa are buried in Waveland, Ind., 
where they d. : he on Jan. 11, 1852, and she on Sept. 9, 1845. Had 
issue: 9 chil. : 

(a) DR. HARRISON JACOB RICE. b. Shelby Co.. Ky., Aug. 25, 
1822; m. Nannie Montagu Moxley; he. grad. in Phila. (Med. 
Dept. Jefferson Coll.) : was for 40 yrs. a most successful physi- 
cian, and left an estate of over $75,000 at death ; lived in Ind. 
Issue: 1, Victoria Catherine, b. Oct. 30, 1850; m. Jeremy 
Brown, and had Harrison F. and Merrill T. 2, Henry Haller, b. 
1853: m. Bettie E. Trevey, and had Wallace and Harrison Mox- 
ley. 3, Catherine Moxley, b. Sept. 18, 18G3: m. Maj. Frank E. 
Stevenson, whose sister m. Gov. Henrj' ;M. Buchtel of Colo. 4, 
Leta Jane, b. March 28, 1808; d. June 24, 1887. 

(b) ELIZABETH J. RICE. b. Shelby Co., Ky., Dec. 9, 1824: m. her 
cousin, Isaac A. Rice. (See above.) 

(c) JAMES MARTIN RICE. b. Shelby Co.. Ky.. Feb. 17, 1826; m. 
]\Iary Ellen, dau. of Cornelius and Mary Demaree, Oct. 9, 1848. 
Issue: Charles Cameron, b. 1850; m. Laura McCampbell. f^usan 

NOTE — * During one of these visits the boys with their uncle had a hunt, 
taking with them an old mare to carry the game. They came home in the 
evening with the animal loaded with twenty-six wild turkeys, which afforded 
them feasts for several days. 

T H K n I ( K K A M 11. V . 185 

yarcissd, h. June 18, 185;}; m. Rufus Dooh'v. May 17. 1877. and 
liiul ("liannini: Hicc. Kliza, Kllen, ami James. Williani ilhrrt, 
I). Jan. lit. IS.")!.: m. Klla Mc-C'aniplK'll, April 4. 1882. an.l liad 
Victoria E.. Jas. L.. and Tlios. H. Maiif KHzabcth, b. Fob. 22, 
ISoit; ni. Nov. 25, ISilCi. Sannu-I \\'., son of David, son of Jacob, 
son of Rev. Peter Fnllenwider. the sjiiritvial j.Miide and h-ader at 
Rice's Fort (see Full. (Jcii.) : tliev bad 2 dans.. Kli/.alH-tli Itiee, b. 
April 20. 18!t8. d. in int.. and Mary KniMia. b. Oct. 27. 18!)!) 
( W'avcland. Ind.l. Isaac \ eirtmi : d. in inf. Tiitnnas Aliwainirr, 
b. Oct. 15. 18(i;{: ni. Oct. 2ti. 18!)3. Kliza. Rboads. and had How- 
ard. Kli/.. and Frank M. Ihinisun ('(jnnliiis, ]>. Si|it. IM. 18(18; 
Ml.. Ut. Nina Temple; 2il. KM/. Hancock; has son .\llcn ( Ix)s 

Id I WILLIA.M H.\i;\ K^■ i:i( K. b. .luly 15. 1S27. Live! in Tex.; 
III., l>t. Itcbc.-ca laylnr (one -nn. Saniiitl): 2d. Marj^arct Sum- 
nicrlicld of .\la. 

ic) THO.MAS NKW TON KK K. b. Moiit-oniciy ( .... Ind.. .Iiiiic 7. 
18211: m. Mar;raret ni^d>y of It.lfa-t. he K-nc: ./<i„< Isahrl: 
m. J. S. Nave of .\tti<a., and bad .Mar;rarct. who ni. .Mr. .Folin- 
~on ( Mcrkeley, Cal.l, ami Heatrice. Manian t IH<iln/, who m. 
( ha>. Finney of .\ttica. and bad Samuel Thomas, ("has. l)i;,d>y, 
KouiM' |sab(d. and .\rlhur .M<>rri-«. ( T. N. Kice also had two 
cbil.. who d. I 

(f) ANNA .MAK(;.\i;i:r i;i( i:. b. .Manh 17. IS.II: 1,1. May S, 
1855. Levi Sidw(dl lAtti.a. liid.l. She i- >aid to lia\c l.c.ii a 
woman of saintly character, and much venerated by all Inr 
family. Issue: Win. /'.. b. .Ian. 111. 1857. ('Iiaiinnii /,'.. b. 
Oct. 2!i. IS58. .\„iiir r.. b. May 24. ISCI; ,,i. ("has. Stevenson. 
Moiihit/ii A'., b. .lime 1. 1S7.1. 

in) ARCHlli.MJ) .M.KX.WDKi; i;i( K. b. May 2(;. ls.!2: ni. \i<- 
toria J., dau. of .Marshal M. .Milford (Lafayette, Iixl.i. Issue: 
Ifriia 1/.. ami 7. If"l,t.. who m. .Mar^raret Parker, and bad 
Alex. A. 

(Ill Di;. JollX TlloMI'SON IM( K. b. .\iti<a. Ind.. Dec 24. 18:{4; 
ill. I.oiiana. <luu. of T. F. Urown. I>^ne: An inf.. wh<i d. : Thos. 
/■'. ( l^ I?c;ich. Cala.l; \iil<,riii. and n ihiii.. who iii. Clinulc 
(i) AN INIWNT. who .1. .Inly 1. 1S42. 

Tlic Dcst(ii(liiiils of If/iiri/ Ii'icc. 

(n) IIKXKV KICK. h. :\I:,y 4, ITC^: liv.-.l ;it Ilioe'.s 
Fori, where lie was in., in Dec, 1700, h> Kli/.alieth Leffler, a 


sister oi tlic wife of liis hi-other Daniel. In 1^07 llie Imlian? 
being" so very aggressive in AVesteru Pa., he, with many otliers, 
removed to Indiana, Avhere there was never at any time so much 
trouble with them. They traveled down the Ohio River on a 
flat-boat with their effeets, to Tobacco Landing, opposite Bran- 
denhnrg, Ky., where his sister, Mrs. Boone, then lived. Other 
members of the Boone family came with them, and their descend- 
ants still live in Harrison Co. The boats used at that time for 
river travel were made of green oak planks, caulked with tow, 
or some otiier pliable substance, and fastened with wooden pins 
to a timber frame. After a landing was made the family lived 
for several years in the country ten miles south of Corydon, and 
in 1813, when that place was made the State Capitol, they re- 
moved to Corydon, where Henry Kice built himself a comfort- 
able two-story brick house, the first in that part of the state, and 
where he died.* He was a strong, fine character, very religious, 
and from the first was an elder in the Presbyterian (liurch. He 
was prominent in the affairs of the town, and president of the 
first town board (1817). He d. in (^rydon, Sept. 25, 1825, 
aged Go years, and was buried in the old burying ground, now 
"Cedar Hill Cemetery." Elizabeth d. Sept. 28, 1831, aged 57 

Chil. of TJcnnj Rice and Kli~aheth LrffJcr. 

10 ANNA RICE. b. July 7, 1792, at Rice's Fori. 

17 ISAAC RICE. 1). May (>. 1794; d. July G. 1794. and is buried near 
the old fort. 

IS REV. HENRY LEFFLER RICE. b. Rice-s Fort. June 2.3. 179.-); 
m., in 1S22. Gertrude (sister of Dr. Van Dyke of New Jersey). 
He d. :\Iay 3, 1837, a<,^ed 32 yrs. (no eliil.) ; his wife d. June 9th, 
following (Chambersburg, Pa.). Dr. Rice was educated in Lexing- 
ton, Kv., and graduated at Trov I'niversitv, ISIS, and studied the- 

*XOTE — The original settlcr.s of Corvdon (ISOT) are said to have l)een 
Henry Rice and Henry Rice. Jr. : Lyman Beeman, A. Brandon. H. P. Cobnrn, 
David S. Collins, David Craig, Milo R. Davis, Davi.s Floyd. Patrick Flanagan, 
Dudley Grosham, Antliony Gwartlme.v. Ricliard M. Hf'th, Jonathan Hau.ser, 
Jno. T. Jami.son, Geo. Jones, Jas. ICirkoatriolr, .losoph McMahon, Harbin 
H. Moore, Robert A. New, Samuel Ruth, Thos. Spencer, Ja.s. G. Smith, Jas. B. 
Slaughter. Wiu. Smith. A. D. Thorn. Jno. Tipton, Wm. P. Thoma.sso!i. Eze- 
kiel Wood and Wni. Johnson. 


ology at Princeton. After serving as missionary in the west, he be- 
came pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church at Spottswood, 
N. J., and pastor, later, of the church at Chambersburg, Pa. (1834- 
37). Dr. Jos. H. Dubbs. in his "■Histonj of Marshall College," has 
the following: "The first blow which fell upon the young institu- 
tution was the unexpected death of the President of the Board of 
Trustees, the Rev. Henry L. Rice, of Chambersburg. He had been 
enthusiastically devoted to the work of establishing the new college. 
His death was believed to have been caused by exposure (scarlet 
fever). Dr. Ranch delivered the eulogy." The church erected a 
handsome monument to the memory of their beloved pastor, and his 
beautiful and amiable wife, who had done so much for the cause. 
It stands in the grass in front of the edifice on South Main St., in 
Chambersburg, and is about three feet at the base, and seven feet 
high. The church stands twenty feet from the sidewalk, and is the 
original building erected one hundred years ago, has a beautiful white 
spire, and is kept in excellent repair, with exterior unchanged, 
though the interior has been several times remodeled and beautified. 
The Rev. Henry Lefiler Rice and his beloved wife Gertrude are bur- 
ied under the moniunent, which has the following inscription: 

"The exclusive aim of his life was 
The glory of his Master. 
He loved his flock, the Reformed Church 
and her institutions, and dyins left 
them his blessings and admonitions. 

"Finally, Brethren, farewell : be of good 
comfort : be perfect, be of one mind : live 
in peace, and the God of love and peace 
shall be with you." 

19 LYDIA RICE. b. Jan. 12. 1798: m. Rev. Alexander \Yilliamson. 

20 ELIZABETH RICE. b. Rice's Fort, Jan. 20, 1800; ra. Hon. Jolin 
W. Payne. (For her descendants, see Payne Gen., Yo. 2.) 

21 DAVID RICE. b. Feb. 9, 1802. at Rice's Fort: d. March 14. 187(J, 
in Burlington, la. Buried there in Aspen Grove Cemetery with oth- 
ers of his family. He m., Nov. 20, 1838, Leonora Griffey, who was 
b. March 13, 1818. and d. at the age of 74 yrs, 11 mo. and 23 days. 
He was a very substantial man of unimpeachable integrity, always 
a devout Presbyterian, and an elder in tlie church until liis death. 
He early removed from Corydon, Ind., to Burlington. His chil. 
were: William, Mary. b. Dec. 20, 1844: d. Dec. 11, 1893. She m. 
a Powers. David J., b. Aug. 1847: d. Aug. 27. 1848, aged 1 yr. and 
15 days. Leannah, b. Aug. 1, 1853: d. Aug. 2(5, 1854, aged 1 yr., 25 
days. Charles S., h. Feb. 13, 1856; d. Aug. 13, 1901. Eliza, lives 
part of the season in Burlington. Xrttie, b. 1858; d. June 3, 1882, 
aged 24 yrs.. 5 mo. days. James (Judge Rice.) 






■lOHX RICE. b. April 16, 1804. 

JACOB RICE. b. March 28, 1806, in Harrison Co., Ind. He was a 
merchant trader, and never m. ; d. of cholera at Copperas Creek 
Landing, in 111., in 1849, Nov. 20. 

ISAIAH RICE. b. :\[arch 10, 1808; d. June 15, 1837, aged 29 yrs. 

DANIEL RICE. (8ee portrait.) b. Harrison Co., Ind., March 5, 
1812. Loft Ind. in 1849 for the gold fields of California. Made some 
money, returned and removed to Burlington, la., where he liveil 
with his brother David. Although unusually attractive in person 
and manners, he never m. He was fond of taking his nieces and 
nephews on pleasure trips, and once took his favorite niece, Emma 
Payne, on a trip up the Ohio River to Burlington, going all the way 
by water, and stopping off at St. Louis to see the wonderful "Plant- 
ers Hotel,"' where they spent several days. She was 16 years old, 
and wrote the exjierience up in verse for the Corydon paper, and it 
was much admired. He d. Jan. 23, 1872. {"Dear Uncle Dan.") 
SAMUEL DAVIS RICE. b. May 24. 1816: d. Sept. 5, 1831, aged 
15 yrs. 

TiriKD, FouKTir and Fifth Gexerations. 

(10) KE^K RICE. b. at Rice's 
Fort, July 7, 1792; m. in 1810, James 
Harbison, who was b. in 1705, Aug. 21, 
and d. of cholera, Ang. 8, 1833, of the 
epidemic during that period. He was a 
son of John Harbison of Pa. (said to be 
a Revolutionary soldier), whose wife 
Avas Catherine English. 33otii names 
are old ones in Pa., and seem to have 
■ appeared first near Phila. 

After the death of her husband, 
Anna Rice Harbison was left with a large family of children, 
and only one of the number was old enough to be of much serv- 
ice to her, those next in order of age being girls, but she bravely 
met her difficulties, and succeeded in rearing well the large fam- 
ily, giving them education, and making of them all good and 
useful citizens. She is buried in the little old Pf rimer burvina' 

T HE III ( E r A .M 1 L V . ISO 

groun<l Ileal" Lanosville, Tiid., tlu' old li(tiiie place. She d. Oct. 
;50. l.s:.7. 

Chil. of Aiit'd lUci- (ind ■/diiicfi Ihnhisoii. 

■27 MATTHKW IIAUI'.ISOX. h. Manli .ll. ISll : ,1. Dec -I'.K 1831. uiiiii. 

28 ELIZAIUTU IIAinUSUN. 1). Nov. ±2. ISl:!: d. 1SJ8: in. Isaac Mi- 

29 LYDI.\ HAUr.IsnX. \:. M.xwh 2:k is].", : ,1. S,.|u. :>. is:.-): 111. Addi- 
son C'arpi'iitiT. and Imd i--uc: Dmiil ll'.. h. in i.:ini'>\ illr. .\[\;^. 12. 
18:!(i. nirr/i and Mun/ (twins, h. .Ian. 18. 18;$8), the fonnor d. 
April 21. 18:5S. ami tin- latter .Tan. I't. 18:58. Ailrliitc. h. Foli. :i. 
184:5. S<ii,ni,l .[. and .hnins .)/. itwinsi. 1.. Ffh. IS. lS4(i: tlio fur 
nicr d. Krh. 1». isi'.i. eh, III, s f., \,. Mardi Hi. 1S4!I. 

30 M.WW IIAKKISdN. I,. .Inly Id, lsl7: d. Srpt. !». 1SS4: in. I'.i'n\ 
W. (Jwinn. l>siii-: W'illinni Ihniji. Ii. Ajnil 2. 1S:J(): d. 1"VI>. 4. 18.')."). 
./iiiiiis Monior. 1). Oct. 22. 18:!7: d. .Inly 2:5. 18!).'). ThoDinfs Wooilinii. 
I). .Imif 2.".. IS4(I: d. Nnv. 2:!. 1841. M,lis.s,i ./„«,. I,. Sept. 22. ]S4I ; 
d. Sv\,t. 22. ISIIT. I.liznhi th Eniihi. h. April 17. 1S»:;. II, mi, I A - ,(> 
<ll. I). ]).■(■. :tt). lS4t;. Aiiiiiiiilii JtiiKl. I>. Nov. l:!. IS41I: d. Sept. 1(1. 
1878. Aminir .liivhsau, I). Koi). l:{, IS.'iO: d. Au;.'. 1.'). I'.Mlj. Asliii- 
bili Wilhinil I'lirsoiis. h. Vrh. 2. 1S.')2: d. Sci)t. Ki. 18<Hi. .1/.// 7/ Mm- 
(jitii I , ll. .Ian. S. is.'i}. 

:!1 SAIJAII II \l;i'.IS()N. I,. F,.|p. 4. ISIS: m. Saimnd iicar.l. 
;52 NAM A II \i;i;lS(>N. 1.. .\piil IS. ISIH: m. .Ianir> .1. (Jwinn. 

I»iic: Itiirul Mmnor. Ii. Drc. 2(1, ls:;7. IHiiiilntii Aiin,\ h. Oct. 22. 

18:!<». droifir llohius, h. .Ian. .'>. iStl. \,iii,ii M ihlrril. h. 184:!. 
:!.•! iII•:^■|;^■ II.MM'.ISoN. I.. Dcc-. 2!t. I82O: m. llanict Pliij)ps. 
:!4 (■.\rili:i;iNi: II.XKitiSOX. 1.. .Inly 10. 1821: d. Nov. :$(). 18(18: n«. 

l\<r>on r>ynn. >oii of Craven Lynn. Is«.ne: I'niili/. who in. tlic lion. 

W ni. r. /enor. nienilicr of ( 'onirrc-^, from tlie Corydon Di-trict. 
:!.") .lOSKI'll ll.\i;i!lS(»N. 1>. .Imc S. 1S2S: ni. .Martha Knili. l-sne: 

Ainic. 1). .Tan. 2:5. lS4!t. A"/-, h. Nov. .'). 18.")(). .I,i.s.i,l, i. 1,. .fan. 

22. 18.')2. Murllii, /■,'.. 1,. April 17. 1S.')4. Alir, /.. I,. Nov. 7. lS.-)7. 

.hinns \l,nii;„, 1,. Sept. (i. ISIKI. ('lull I, s I'Jiinr. li. May 28. IStJ."). 

:!(i MAi:(;.\i;i;r .1. hakkison. h. An;:. 18. is.n. 

Ti JOHN IIAKI'.ISON. 1). April 8. 18.'}:!: in.. l>t. Mary (iK'-hani a1 

Lanesville: 2d. Nancy Kiith. 
38 I)A\II) IIAKUISON. h. March 2C.. 1S;!4: in. MaJinda ( . Hiilh. An.-. 

5, 184!). Issue: .liiinc.s A., li. Dec. 10. IS.'iO: d. Dec. 4. IS.').-',. Will- 

NOTE — • Hon. William T. Z ■nor wa.s b. three mih'S from Corydon. Ind. 
(a son of Philip and Annie Z'^nor). April .10, ]S4(i. Educntetl :xt the S'-minary 
of Prof. Jas. G. May. Studied law with the late .Judge D. W. ]>al'"ollette of 
New Alliany. Was a l:iw partner of Judge Fred Mathes in Corydon. Prose- 
cuting Attorney for the Dist. before 1S.S2. and in 1884 elected .ludg-e of the 
Judicial Circuit: re-elected in 1890, and Member of Congress after that date 
for ten years. 




iam, b. Aug. 30. 1852; d. Oct. 1.5, 1853. Anna M., b. July 18, 1854. 
Mari/ E., b. Aug. 2, 1850. Henry, b. Sept. 2, 1858; d. Dec. 9, 1859. 
Harriet E., b. Sept. 15, 1801. Dacid B., b. Sept. 7, 1864; d. July 14, 
1884. Morris M .. b. Nov. 7, 18(j(). C Henry, b. Oct. 6, 1868. Berry 
G. and Georye V. H., twins, b. May 9, 1871; the latter d. Dec. 13. 
1875. Lydia C, h. Feb. 7, 1874; d. Sept. 27, 1906. 
JAMES HARBISON, b. :\Iaich 26, 1834; ni.. 1st, Georgian Morris; 
2d, Mary Kinzer. Issue by 1st wife: Emma, b. May 12, 1856. Hat- 
tie, b. Aug. 11, 1858. Eliza, h. March 11, 1860. Adeline, b. Jan. 14, 
1862. Eudora, b. June 7, 1865. Georr/ia Anne, b. June 18. 1867. 
William, b. Jan. 17, 1870. 

(Son of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Leffler. ) 


(19) LYDIA EICP:. 1). Wash. Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1798; 
ni. in 182G to Tfov. Alexander Willianii^on, who for thirteen years 
was pastor of the first Preshyterian Chnreh of Corvdon, In<h, 
where lie d. July 14, 1S49. She d. Sept. :), 1M12, in llridgeton, 
X.J. Had issue: 

4U DAVID mtAIXERD \VIU,TA:VIS(^X. 1.. Od. 14. 1S27: .1. Aujj. 18. 
1000: 111., in IS.'jI, Anna Nortlimii. who il. in 1SS4. Ih- was a very 
brif^iit. original write r. Livi-tl in i'liihi.. and was c-oniUH-ted with tlie 
Enquirer and other well-known papers, and duriii;; the Civil War was 
war eonespondent. and <li<l niueh fine work. He was for a lonj,' time 
in \Vashin;:toii, I). (*.. doinji reportorial work. Had issue: Maria Mil- 
ler, who lives in I'hila.. and is a teaclu-r in the ])ul)lie schools, \iniii. 
Klizahvth Xorthruit. Ii. 1S.")4 (in. L. ii. Wilson, and has one daii.. 
who is a teaeher. also, in puhlie scIkmiI- oI IMiila.). Ali.nniilrr ll< !>■ 
hum, h. IS.")."), and Willinni Ifrnn/. li. IS.");, d. 1SS(4. 

41 IIAHKIET XKWKLl, WIl.MA.MSON. 1.. D.c 12. ISi!): in. in May, 
l.S.")2. tin' Rev. .lohn (loziei. In addition to tiie chil. enninerated 
•«lie liad live other-, who d. in inf. l>-ue: Mr.iitndtr Willitimson, 
Harriet Li/dia. m. Kev. (Jeo. Kiios. Ihnid I'lliim. ('Iiarles M<l\ )ii<i}it 
and Ifoherl H( iihiii ii. 

41 i:iJ/.\i:i:'iii ANN .n DSON W IM.IAMSON. 1.. May Jl. is;i2. 

4:{ MAItV I{KI;K( (A W IM.I.\.MS(»N. 1.. IS:{.-,: d. IS.-.l. 

44 WlLLlA.M IIKNIIV WILLIAMSON. 1.. K.I.. 2."). IS.JT: m.. ISO."). 
Dora S. 'rrii>p. lie d. O.t. :W. I'.MIS. lie a siieeeasful teaclier 
in s(hool>. ;uadeiiiie- and eolle;:e> until the day of his death. Issue: 
./olni Me.riiiitli r. I.i/iliii ./.. Anne, Harriet, I'liiUji. Williain Henrii, 
Charlis liraiuerd. liohirl. One of the sons is a liusiness man. and 
tiie otlier three are teachers. 

(■10) VAA'A WW- A' \\ KICK. h. dan. l'C, IMMI; hi. II. .n. 
Jdliii W. Piiyiic. She was a small, hrifiht, liniwn-eycd, liand- 
sonie woman, and had wctndcrful e.xeeutive ahility, hoth in husi- 
:iess matters and in rearinii' ami edncatino- her family. Tier ehil- 
dren were: Dr. llenry Rice Payne, Judge Joiuillunt Fai/ne, 
Rev. J no. W. Payne, Elizabeth Emily Payne (m. Hon. II. P. 
II. BromireU), Dr. ^Ym. Alexander Payne, and Dr. Robert Lef- 
fler Payne. (For a more extended notice, see Payne Gen., No. 
2. (iiid Ihoinircll den., Ao. U)J^). 



(22) JOHN RICE. b. in Wash. 
Co., Pa., April 16, 1804; d. in Craw- 
fordsville, Ind., at the age of 94 years, 
Feb. 5, 1898 ; m., 1st, Sophia Hinsdale, 
of Hinesburg, Vt., a lady of fine accom- 
])lislnnents and edncation, who had come 
to Indiana to teach. The wedding was 
on June 29, 1829 (by the Rev. Alexan- 
der Wiliamson), at Manckport, Ind. 
He m., 2d, ISTancy, dan. of Robert Bald- 
win of Blue River, near Cory don (Feb. 
20, 1849). John Rice was a merchant miller, a man of great 
sense and sagacity, very firm, very honest, religions, a supporter 
of the church, a strong Presbyterian, always an elder in the 
church, training his family to strict religious observances. In 
politics he was conservative. Republican, very pronounced in his 
views. In business life he was greatly respected, and his word 
was always as good as his note. 

He built a large mill in Corydon, and on Aug. 10, 1850, 
it was burned to the ground, entailing a total loss of $20,000. 
He rebuilt the mill, but a short time afterwards thought best to 
go to K^ew Albany, and built there a large brick mill on ]\Iain 
St., and was doing a very good business when the Civil War be- 
gan. He had made several shipments of flour to Xew Orleans 
and Memphis, amounting to $8,000, but before getting returns 
from these shipments war was declared, the ports blockaded, 
and this proved a total loss. He was then 57 years of age, with 
a large family, and the clouds of financial embarrassment never 
afterward lifted. He was a man of so much deep religious con- 
viction, however, that he was enabled to bear with fortitude these 
misfortunes, and died a happy and untroubled death. He re- 
moved to Bloomington, Ind., in 1864, and in 1870 t(^ Crawfords- 

T H E RICE F A M 1 L V . 


ville, his last home, where he had the care in his dcclininii- years 
ni' his devoted daughter, !Marv (^Irs. Truax). 

Ill his ohi age he was fond of reminiscences of his h)ng and 
nsefnl life. One of these is so pretty as to deserve record : ''I 
recall very plaiidy a scene of a time wlicn my sisters Lydia and 




Elizabeth sat in an np-stairs room singing ''Coronation." Sud- 
denly the roof and windows were covered with martins. So viv- 
idly did this scene impress me that, almost unconsciously, I 
seemed to be singing, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," and 
was immediately joined by these two sisters, and a chorus of 
others singing this same tune and hymn. As it was finished I 
heard in imagination my mother's voice as she used to often 
sing as she sat and helped me rock the cradle, "Come Ye that 
Lore the Lord, and Let Your Joys he Known." From that day 
to this these voices have been with me constantly, cheering the 
last days of my life." The hymn, ''How Firm a Foundation, 
Ye Saints of the Lord," w^as sung to him at his request, as his 
spirit took its flight. 

Issue {By First Wife, Sophia). 

45 GERTRUDE HOYT RICE. b. May 1, 1830; d. (Corydon), Oct. 11, 

40 EMELINE JUDSOX RICE. b. Aug. 5, 18.32; d. of cholera, Sept. 
15, 1833. 

47 RICE (a son), b. Sept. 15, 1833: d. Sunday following. 

48 MARTHA EMELINE RICE. b. Nov. 7. 18.34 ; d. May 8, 1842. 

4!) MARY ELIZABETH RICE. b. Aug. 8, 1836; m. in New Albany. 
Ind., Feb. 20, 1863, Rev. W. B. Truax. a Presbyterian minister of 
Chicago. She was educated in New Albany, became a teacher there. 
and in Kentucky in Stanton and Huntville Academies. Mr. Truax 
later in life was financial agent for the McCormick Theological Sem- 
inary in Chicago, and was Supt. of Missions for the American Sun- 
day School Union. He d. Feb. 23, 1885. She assisted Judge San- 
ford Hinsdale of Denver, Colo., in the compilation of the Hinsdale 
Genealogy. No chil. 

50 HENRY MARTIN RICE. b. March 14, 1838; m. June 26, 1867, in 
Washington, Ind. Mrs. Alma Sherman. She d. June 12, 1880. He 
then went to Kansas, and later to Minneapolis, Minn., where he was 
in the flour milling business. He was a deacon in the Presbyterian 
Church there at the time of the death, which was sudden (while in 
church), April 30, 1891. No issue; 

51 LYDIA ANNA RICE. b. April 22, 1840: m. in Crawfordsville, Ind., 
Sept. 6, 1871, by the Rev. R. F. Caldwell to Alfred Ryors. One son, 
Dr. Ernest Hinsdale Ryors, b. Aug. 15. 1872. He grad. at the Salt 
Lake Collegiato Institute in 1892. and in 1890 at tlie Universitv of 

T II !•: RUE F A M 1 L V . 1!),-) 

Michigan (medical dept.). She lives in Parkville, Mo. She was 
for years a very successful teacher in Bloomington. Ind. 

52 SUSAX HUXTIXGTOX RKE. h. :May 11. 1S42: ni. Lieut. Col. 
Robert Ellis Bryant, May 14, 1S74 (Crawfordsville. Ind.). Issue: 
Edith E., h. July 24, 1875 (who ni. Chase Harding, an attorney, a 
graduate of Wabash C<illege, ISOO. and soldier in the Spanish war. 
They have had Susan, b. dune 1. 1!I07: d. Aug 2S. 11107. and KolnTt 
Bryant, b. Dec. 111. I'.lOSi. Fmnk, b. May 24. 1S77. Col. Bryant, d. 
Dec. 21, 1!)0G. 

53 THEODORE F. RICE. b. May 7. 1S44: in. Kditli M. Trie". Sept. 1!>. 
1871. Had their honeymoon during the great Chicago tire, hived 
in Chicago, where he was for twenty-live years Viee-Pres. of the firm 
of Bradbury, Smith & Co. (])aper). and wa- al-o cuimected witli 
other important business enterprises of lliat city, lie d. in 1!)(>7. 
leaving a large estate. His residence was for a long time on Wood 
lawn Ave., near the campus of Chicago Tnivcrsity. Issue: I/mk/ 
am Ricr, 1). April 22. 1S7.?: d. same day. Edith <!. Hire; b. .May 
30, 1874. B;/i. I'lirc h'ici\ b. Feb. IS. 1877. h'obrrt II. h'icc, b. Jan. 
1, 187il. fhiu!/ II. liir,'. h. Fci). 27. ISSO. tlilmmi S. h'irc, b. Dec. 
27, 1882: d. .May :f. ISS.!. TUrodon I'. /I'o. . b. Oct. ."). ISS't. Cor- 
don h'irr. b. .Fune 21. ISltti. 

C/ii7. nf ./nil II I'irr hi/ Siconil \Vifr. 

54 RL 1 11 S(Jl'lll.\ i;i( ]•:. b. in ( orydoii. Feb. 4. IS.-.O; d. in 1!MI7. K.l- 
iicated in Xew Albany, wbtii' slie attended a private scliool. tauglit 
by Mrs. Michael C. l\«'rr. wiiose husband afterward liciamc Speaker 
of the House of Representatives at Wasliington. I). C. During these 
years Ruth was never tardy, and never missed a single rpicstion in 
any recitation. She was m. to James E. Kenton of Springfield, Mo.. 
Sept. (i. 1S71. Her husband was always an eldiT in tlic Presbyterian 
Church. He d. in lS!t7. I-sue: ^Villiln„ I,'., b. Jan. 2(1. 1873: d. 
same day. Edmi Huliliiin^ b. M nch 17. 1S7.">. Mniiricf Ihinhiii. li, 
Jan. 13, 1877. M"li,l liulh. b. May 28, 187!l. 

:i:i JOHX B. W. RK K. m. .M(dlie Hoover. Jan. 31, 1883. Lives in 

Crawfordsvilb'. Ilr was b. Oct. 12. 1851. 
5G LUCIXDA J. RK E. 1). .May 24. 1853; d. Sept. 20, 1803. 

57 HATTIE CORXELIA RICE. b. June 23, 1855; m. Wm. H. Kent. 
Oct. 15, 1874. Lived in Topeka. Kan. Issue: ^^'illie Rice, b. Oct. 
9, 1875. Louise Breeheuridfir. b. Jan. 21. 1878. Mar;/ ./., b. Feb. 14, 
1882. Bertha, b. Ai)ril 1. 188S; d. April 12. 1S88. Mabrl E.. b. 
April 30, 1890. 

58 WILLIAM BALDWIN RICE. b. Xov. 10. 1800: d. Aug. 27, 1803. 
''Little Willie." as he was called, was the pet of the family. At the 


age of two years he could sing, all unaided, many war songs of the 
time, such as ''Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," and "■Rally 'Round the Flay, 
Boys," which he had learned at the two soldiers' hospitals in New 
Albany, Ind., near where his father lived. He was a great comfort 
to the wounded soldiers, sick and far from home, and used to gi\e 
performances for them in these places, and was idolized by them. 
He had blue eyes and a profusion of golden curls piled up on his 
head, and wore little pink cambric frocks braided in white. He 
was a very angelic little child, (d. of diphtheria; was b. in Corydon). 

The Descendants of Catherine. 

(8) CATIlEPvIXE EICE (dan. of Jacob, 1st, and 

Anne), b. Dec. 9, 1768; d. Jan. 19, 1842, aged 73 years, 11 

niontlis ; ni., 1st, Henry Fnllenwider, who died soon of malaria 

{for her descendants by this see Fullenwider, Gen.) ; m., 2d, 

April 11, 1793, Jonathan Boone, nephew of the famous Daniel 

Boone, of Ky., he being a son of Sqnire and Jane Boone, and b. 

Atig. 30, 1766, and d. March 9, 1831, and lived at Rice's Fort, 

at Brandenburg, Ky., and in Alton, Ind. He was a man very 

nnich inclined to love a life of adventure, and a story is related 

of him that on one occasion, early in the morning, he started 

to a neighbor's house to borrow some fire, and, passing along the 

shore of the Ohio River (near Brandenburg), he noticed a l>oat 

with oars and other conveniences moored near the banks, and the 

.1 . . . . 

temptation was so irresistible that he immediately got into it for 

a little sail, at first intending to defer borrowing the fire only a 
few moments, l)ut he did not return for several months. The 
story does not include the feelings of his wife and the children 
who had to go themselves for the fire. But he was a fine, whole- 
souled fellow, and was idolized bj his family, and they easily for- 
got these small slips of memory. It is said that he was clever in 
many ways in addition to being a fine hunter. One of his de- 
scendants has a book which he wrote, quite a wonderful piece of 
workmanship, binding and all most remarkable, made entirely 
by hini, written in a fine style of penmanship, and exhibiting 


iiiueli scientific kimwlcdiic, and for tluit dnv and ag'c (a hundred 
years ago) is marvelous.'^ 

Chil. of Catherine and Jonathan Boone. 

(A) FRANCES ANNE ROOXE (Funny), b. Jan. IG. 1704: ni. her 
cousin. Col. Hiram C. Boone, of Meade Co.. Ky. (b. July 3. 1789). 

(B) ISAIAH BOOXE. b. Sept. 2.-). 179.1: d. early. 

(C) SOPHIA BOONE, d. in oaily wonianliood (said to liave been a 
beauty! : ni. Lewis Carroll. 

Vhildiin iif ill Finners .[nnc liooiir. anil Cal. Hiniiii ('. lioom. 

(a) (;RAM)1S0N 11. I'.OOXK. b. Feb. 19. 1S14: ni. Xaney. dan. 
of Judge Stevenson, wlm eaiiie from Va.. to wliat is now 
Deny Co.. Ind. Issue: Ihninihal. b. Sept. 1."). 1S4(); d. uiim. 
Sept. 4, 1S7:?. John. b. Oct. S. 1S4_>: d. April 14. ISltJ: m. 
L\ilu A. Kiddb', and had (> eliil.: 1st. Chas., wiio lives in 
I'.raiidon, Tex.: lias m. Clara Roehelle and has Daniel, -id, 
Delle. .'Id. (Jraee. 4tb. Fanny, who m. Jo-. Boyd (Tex.), 
."itii. Lucy. tith. F.nima. Tlic .id <-liild of (Jrandison H. Boone 
was J<iiii'\ /,'.. I). Sept. Jll. 1S4."). wild enaets the role of bach- 
elor uncle to an :i<lmirin<i circle of little Boone- in Brandon, 
Tex. Fannie S., h. Oct. -iCt, 1S48: m. Frank Kidtz, and lives 
in N'ernon. Tex.: has Eu'.'ene. Xellie, (Jraee. Bennie. Aliiert. 
Lulu, h'iehani lioone. b. .March 10, 1 S.14 : was the C.tli cliih! 
of Grandismi II. I'oone. and he iic\i r m., and d. Auj;. 21. 1S74. 
The .')th child was CUui. b. Xov. 2. IS.ll : d. Dec. 8, 1870. 
Hiram ('. Boone was h. Jan. 24. 18.")7: d. April 13. 18.i9. 

(b) RATLIFF H. HOOXF. b. Xov. .'>. ISKI: m. Sallie France: 
went to Mo.: has desc. living' near Ajrency. Issue: Fanny; 
ni. Daniel Hunt: John. Hiram; Malrina, m. Dr. Dowel I : Vic- 
toria : Susan, wiio m. H. Boone Ray. 

(c) JOHX TIRTOX BOOXE (named for Senator Tii)ton. noted 
in early Ind. history), b. March 27, 1819; m. Eliza Brazier 
of St. Louis. Mo., and had Medora. or "Dora." who m. Mr. 
Caldwell, and had 7 or 8 chil. She was reared in tlie family 

*The binding is bear-skin ; the leaves arc very thick and fastened to the 
cover with leather strings: the book measures 16x10x1 inch, and on the first 
page are the words: "JONATHAN BOONE, his book. A. D. 1787." The sub- 
ject is surveying ; there are no family records in the book. 

It has been handed down to the oldest grandchild of the Boone name, 
and is now owned by Ch.irles Boone of Texas (Brandon), and will pass to his 
baby, little DANIEL BOONE. 


of Col. Hiram C. Boone of Ky. Jolin Tipton lioone was lest 
in 184!) on his way overland to Cal. 

NOTE — After the death of Frances Anne Boone, Col. Hiram C. Boone 
rem. to Mrs. Stanles (.nee Renfro), and had further issue: Sarah Jane 
Boone, b. Aug. 22, 1S22. Frances Anne Clementine Boone, b. July 4, 
1827. Samuel H. Boone, b. July 15, 1828. James M. Boone, b. May 12, 1832. 
Junius B. Boone, b. March 28, 1834. Victoria Bonne, b. July 11, 1837 ; m. 
Judge Douglas of Corydon, Ind., and had Wm. B. Douglas and Maude Doug- 
las (the former is now U. S. Examiner of Surveys in Washington, D. C). 
Malvina Boone, b. Sept. 19, 1839. Col. Hiram C. Boone, Jr., b. April 29, 
1842 ; m. twice, 1st, Letitia Caldwell, by whom he had son, Hugh Caldwell 
Boone, and, 2d, Mary E. Park, who had Rowan Lee, Roberta Jane, Dr. Geo. 
P. (d. in Colo.), Ellen, who m. C. D. Blakey in Colo Springs, Sallie Harstan, 
Victoria, Samuel H., and Anna Catherine Boone. 

(Frances Atme Clementine m. Dr. Ray of Louisville, Ky., and Malvina 
m. Thos. Hite. Roberta, dau. of Col. Hiram C. Boone, Jr. ; m. Wm. L., son 
of Wm. Hayden Pullenwider, son of Peter Rice FuUenwider, son of Henry, 
son of Catlierine Rice above ; ( 8 ) by first marriage. ) . 

NOTE — Squire Boone, the father of Jonathan, Moses and Isaiah Boone, 
of Kentucky and Indiana, and brother of Daniel Boone, was buried in a cave 
in Harrison Co., Ind. ; was killed by Indians and scalped, it is said. The 
Boones emigrated from Bucks Co., Pa., to N. C. in 1748, during the time 
when that country was being colonized. They were Quakers, and this partly 
accounts for the way in which Daniel could always live with tlie Indians, and 
never have trouble with them. He was greatly beloved by them, and must 
have been a very humane man and of utmost integrity and beauty of char- 
acter. He was adopted at one time by an old chief as his son, and historians 
have related accounts of the ceremonies used on this occasion. He was 
born in Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 11, 1735, one of the .sons of Squire, Boone and 
Sarah Morgan, and his grandfather was George Boone, who came from Eng. 
in 1717. D.aniel was induced to go to Kentucky by the noted explorer John 
Finley, who, in 1767, had visited this wilderness and told of its wonders. He 
made several trips back and forth, and was employed by the government to 
negotiate treaties with the Indians. Daniel, m. Rebecca Bryan, and is said 
to have had the following children : Col. Daniel Morgan Boone, who lived 
in La., and d. about 1860, aged SO yrs. James Boone and Israel Boone 
(killed by Indians). Jesse Boone, who came to La. in 1806, and d. a few 
yrs. later in St. Louis, Mo. Major Nathan Boone, who lived in La., and in 
Green Co., Mo. ; Jemima Boone, and Rebecca. Susanna and Lavina Boone, 
the three last living marrying and dying in Ky. Daniel's brothers and sis- 
ters all lived to a great age. George d. in Shelby Co., Ky., Nov., 1820, aged 
83. Samuel d. aged 88. Jonathan at the age of 86. Mrs. Wilcox, a sister, at 
the age of 91, and Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Smith, other sisters, attained the 
age of 84 yrs. Daniel Boone d. in Mo., Sept. 26, 1820, aged 86. (Niles Reg., 
Vol. XIX.) 

It is said in history that Gov. Caleb F. Bennet, 15th Governor of Dela- 
ware (1835-1837), was a grandson of Mary, a sister of Daniel Boone, and the 
second Governor of Indiana was RatlifT Boone, who was probably a near rela- 
tive. He represented Indiana foi' many years in Congress, and lived in Cory- 
don. The Boones were said to have been related to the Leas family, still 
living in Oley, Berks Co., Pa. The names of Daniel's brothers and sisters 
were, Israel, Sarah, Samuel, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Mary, George, Edward, 
Squire, and Hannah. 

Some Descendants of Nicholas Rice. 

NICHOLAS RICE. Came from Pa. (some say Va.), to 
Hardinsburg, Kv., when liis son Jacob was 4 years okl, thougbt 
to be a cousin of Ilenrv Rice of Corydon, Had chil., as follows : 

THE RICE F A M I r. V . 199 

(a) JACOB RICE. (Alway.s tlaiimd that .Tolin Wu-o of (, raw fortlsville 
was his second cousin), h. Jan. 2(> or 28. 17S0: ni. Oct. 21, 1802, 
Susannah Peckinpaugli. His son found him dead not far from the 
house April 4, 1840. They lived at Fort Hardin, where Hardins- 
bur<;, Ky., now stands, and there Jacoh saved the life of old Mr. 
William Hardin, brother of Robert Hardin. Tlic cliii. of Jacob and 
Susanna Rice were: 

Polh/ Rice. h. 1807: <1. 1S2S | -aid to liavc Iwen a poetess). 
Catherine Ifirr. b. .June 2.), 180!); m. Nov. Hi, 1888, \Vm. Rob- 
erts, one of 20 chil. of Tlios. Francis Roberts. Catherine d. Dec. 
12, 18(iO. Will. d. An- 21. 1 !»(>.!. in Concordia. Ky.. wlicic tlicy 
had lived foi- over .■)(» yis. They had chil. 

Xichold't h'icr. 1>. May 2. ISll: ni. Miss Samucl>. and went to 

Eli:'ihrllt h'icr. b. Dec :{(». 1S14: m. Win. Head ijollddft ( son of 
Natliaiii<dl. 4 chil. She .1. \-\-\,. s. 1S74. and Win. d. D.t. .1, 
1S!I7. (Alton.) One of Iwr<ilitcrs was Manin (Inlnnlc, 
wild iM'came the first wife of Prof. Temple H. Dunn of Marcnj,'o, 
Ind. (Siipt. of Schools). 

Marihia h'i<r. b. .hinc lit. islti: in. liiiaiii 11. Mayliii (.\lton). 
Children: Maiilihi, w lio il. in IS'.i!). ;ind liiraiii. wlio d. in lS7li. 
,fuiialh(ni liirr. li. .\piil l."». iSlS; in. I'iliz. Scott. I,i\('<l in 
Dallas City. 111.: d. .\|.iil 27. lS<t4. (Sin- niiivIvo. ) 
Sallir Ix'irc. b. .May ."), 1820: d. early. 

Susan nice. b. 1822: in. June 8. 1S4.'). ( iicciibni ^ Kobcit-. a 
brother of Win. (above). Lived in ( 'niiconli;!, K.v. lie d. Nov. 
II, 18.")l : >lie d. .Inly 24. 18t)(): 4 diil. 

.Miner Kncclmi,! h'icr. b. May 12. I82.">: in.. IS.'>1, l,(niisa Har- 
riet 1.^'as, dan. of Elizabeth Fnllenwider and (ieo. Ia'As. (See 
Fullenirider (len.). She d. .Inne .T. 1874, and ho d. Nov. 11. 
1900: chil. 

.Mart/ A<hline h'ier. b. .Inly 27. 182S: m.. lS4ti, Klijali Posey 
Tipton Holleroft, half brotliei t.. Win. K. llolleroft. He d. .Inly 
2.3, 1898, Alton, 111.: 12 chil. ( NOTE— Nathaniel and I'.enja- 
min Holleroft were brothers of E. P. T. Holleroft.) 

(b) JONATHAN RICE. Lived and d. near Henderson. III. 

(c) CIlb'l.'^TlNA RICE. m. John reckinpan<,di. 

(d) RACHEL RICE. Became 2d wife of John Peckinpaugli, and had a 
dan., now Mrs, Amnion, who is livinir in Nebraska, aged 85 yrs. 
(Nancy). Rachel m., 1st. a Mr. Edwards, by whom she had 5 chil. 

(e) BETSEY RICE. (Bruner.) 


1752) USED 


UEV. PETER FT'LLEXWIDFJJ. Cainc fr.uu Swlrz- 
crhiiKl to I laiiorstowii, Md.. in I7.'>i.'. with his Vduiiii' wift', 
iiiakiiiii' the vovaoe in thirteoii weeks; in miil-occan they wore 
called n])oii to <iive up their only eliihl, which they consiiiiied 
to the waves, lie was a ]>rcachei' of the II(^t"<nMiied Pn^sbyterian 
('hnrcli, an<l il is said liad two brothers wliu also came to Amer- 
ica, near the same time, ami went t<i the South ('arolina settle- 
ments, where their descendants still live, thouiih spellinji; the 
name somewhat diti'erently — Fullwiler or Fullwider— and hav- 
iiiii' many of the family traits ami resemi)lance. 'i'lic name is 
said l»y family tradition to he only about three liumlre(l years 
old; there is an interest inii' and curious story a< to its origin; 
it is said that the ancestor who first ado))ted the name was a 
''morganatic" son of a nobleman of the Royal family of Hol- 
land, and as he could not lei:ally assume his father's mime, ho 
was called FuU-wiler, or X'enl-wiler, which meant in Dutch a 
wild or strouii' colt, he beiui: ii-^ child and man of renuirkable 
sti-cuiitb and actixity. This Fullwiler, or his son, passed into 
Gornumy, where the name in Ili^li i)uicli became b'ullenwider. 
This story is related by Dr. Austin L. Fullenwider of Plaza, 
Wash., who was a son of Dr. Fullenwider, who married Jane 
Houston, a niece of (Jen. Sam Houston, of Texas fame. Flis 
father was one of the yomiiicr sons of Jacob, son of Rev. Peter 
Fullenwider. and liad written the story out for the family to have 
and hand down, and stated that it was a tradition of his grand- 

In eomino' to the new world it bad been the desire of the 
Rev. Peter FnllenAvider to convert the Indians, and it was on 
this mission that he sought the border countries. It is probable 
that he experienced great disappointment in this work, but no 
<loubt found much to do in ])reaching righteousness to the mem- 


bers of his own race, and was a power for good wherever he so- 
journed ; he was at many of the forts, at Rice's, Boone's, most 
likely at Wright's block-house, and at Doddridge's and Vance and 
Miller's forts, all of which lay in close distance of each other 
except that of Boone. The Indian atrocities became so dreadful 
that traveling was most difficult, yet in 178-3 he is said to have 
gone to Kentucky, where the family lived in constant fear of 
assassination. One of his little grandchildren, a boy about three 
years old, was taken and scalped, and his body left in a field. 
The family at the time had thought him inside the house, but 
found too late that he had taken his cup of bread and milk out- 
side to eat, and had been carried off before they learned their mis- 
take. On another occasion a son-in-law was killed and scalped 
by the Indians, and also his eldest son Peter, but this was pos- 
sibly after the father's death. One Sunday as he, with several of 
the grandchildren, was returning from meeting, which had been 
held at some distance from the block-house, a company of In- 
dians drove up, and demanded their surrender ; the young people 
put spurs to the horses and managed to reach the fort, but the 
old grandfather was walking, and could not follow ; he threw up 
his hands in sign of surrender, but the savages let him go on, 
and he finally reached the block-house in safety. 

He died in Shelby Co., Ky., in 1709, and was buried under 
the house, safe from Indian scalp-hunters. The old Bible, illus- 
trated above, was brought by him from Switzerland in 1752, 
and has been carried in all his wanderings, taking part in the 
many picturesque incidents of his remarkable career. To him it 
was as the cherished treasure of his heart. Although it weighed 
thirty pounds, it was carried on horseback all over the country, 
and from its pages the little congregations at Rice's and many of 
the other forts were taught the Gospel. Many were the Indian 
companies that listened to his translations from this book, for 
he tried to study their language as far as he could. 

In old aee it was for vears his custom to sit at a ]on<x table 

T H E F U L L E X W T D E R F A M 1 L \ . 203 

and read from this ehcrislicd volnnie, and dailv he conhl be seen, 
his silvery hx'ks falling over his shoulders, stooping over the 
hook, enjoying its promises and enra})tured with its beauties. 
One morning when his little grandsons were tiny boys playing 
about the house with their little sisters and cousins, the venerable 
grandparent was found to be dead with his face in tlie old P>il)le. 
"God had taken him thus," it was said. 

The foUoiring list of his children is thouf/ht to ittcliKh' all I lie sons, 
hut there may have been one or ttco daughters, uhose nanirs arc 
not noir hnoiru : hia irife tens named liarhura: 

1 MARY FULLEXWIDER. b. Haj?erst(nvn. Md. : in.. 1st, .Mr. Lul/e 
(killed by Indians) ; 2d. Wni. Coo])pi- ; her dau. Polly ni. Jacob Rice. 

2 BARBARA FULLEXWIDER. ni. Samuel Ryker. 

3 PETER FULLEXWIDER. ni. Xancy Rice ( ?). He was b. probably 
in Haj^crstown. Md.. and was killed by Indians in Ky. ( ?) 

4 I1I:NRV FULLi:XWll)ER. d. of malaria, leavinj; a small family: 
m. Catherine Rice, dan. of Jacob, of Rice's Fori. There is nncei- 
tainty as to which of these brothers ni. Catherine, but there seems 
to be evidence that it was Henry. 

f) ELIZABE'ni FUIJ.EXWIDER. m. Wm. Carr: amonpf other issue 
had Barhdid, wlio was reared by her uncle Jacub, and m. (ierardus 
Ryker R()l>bins. and had dau. Sarah, who m. W']u. Carioll Young, and 
Mrs. Vcmng still lives in Ind.. aged 84 yrs. ( b. Feb. .i. 182(i). Other 
issue of Barbara and Mr. Robbins were: FJizah'th, Imac, Anne, 
Jacob. Sarah. Chariti/. <'afhrriii<\ 

(\ AXXA FULLEXWIDER. m. Thos. Inticld. Lived in Ind. 

7 JACOB FULLEXWIDER. b. in Hagerstcnvn. Md.. June 2. 17(i7: m. 
Catherine, dau. of Christopher Winter. 

Secoxd Geneeatiox, 

(The Descendants of Ilenri/.) 
(Iter. Peter ]) 

(4) HENRY FULLEX^YIDER. m. Catherine Rice 
and had two chil. Lived at Rice's Fort, Pa., and at l^oone's 

Fort, Ky. Had 400 acres of land in Wash. Co., Pa., in 4TS1. 

8 ELIZABETH FULLEXWIDER. b. 178.i in Shelby Co.. Ky : m. Geo. 

n HEXRY FULLEXWIDER. b. Dec. 19, 1788. 

204 T HE F r L L E N W I D E R F A M 1 L Y . 

(Henry, liev. Peter, 1), 

Ky., 1785; d. Alton, Ind., May 14, 1869; m. in Shelby Co., 
Ky., George Leas, who d. in 1859. (The name of Leas is an 
old one in Oley, Bucks Co., Pa., where they are related and in- 
termarried with the Boones long before the time of the settle- 
ment of Ky.). Elizabeth and George are said to have lived at 
Boone's Fort, and later came to Clark Co., Ind., and then to 
Alton, where they have numerous descendants. 

ChiJ. of Elizabeth and Geoif/e Leas. 

I. RICE BOONE LEAS. b. 180(>; d. iinmar. in 1876, Dec. 20. 
II. CECELIA LEAS. b. 1810: d. unmar. in 1858 (?). 
III. ELVIRA LEAS. b. April 6, 1812: m. Burton Parr, and, 2d, George 
Riddle. By 1st marriage she had one child, and three by the 2d, as 
follows : 

(a) Burton Jefferson Parr. h. April 24, 1832; d. Oct. 17, 1900; m. 
Lucinda Riley, Dec. 11, 1850, and had 9 chil.: 1st, Edward 
Everett Parr, b. Sept. 29, 1800: ni. Mary i:mi]y Gaitlier, and 
had Clarence, Burton, May, Edw., Wm., Robert, Harry, Mary 
Belle, Frank, and an infant, unnamed. 2d. Robert Henry Parr, 
b. Jan. 25, 1863, and drowned when a child, June 7, 1866. 3d, 
Cora Julia Parr, ith, Minnie Belle Parr, b. Oct. 20, 1867; d. 
May 12, 1900. oth, Fannie Ellen Parr, b. Jan. 14, 1870; m. 
1900, Marshal Ney Fullenwinder. Jr., of Ky., and has one dau., 
Ruth Ellen, b. June 13, 1901. 6th, Mary Adeline Parr. 7th, 
Elijah Posey Tipton Parr, b. Nov. 15, 1874; m. Helen (dau. of 
James and Adeline Rice), and lived in Alton. Ind. (dau. Ermine 
Amelia). 8th, Burton Jefferson Parr, b. March 3, 1877. Oth. 
Percy Rayborn Parr, b. May 23, 1880. 

(b) Henry Rice Riddle (Elvira's first child by 2d marriage). Wa.s 
a soldier in the 1st Ind. Cavalry, Union Army, served three 
years, and d. at Pine Bluff, Ark., on his way home. Unmar. 

(c) James Riddle. Soldier in Co. H, 49th Ind. Inf. Reg.; d. in the 
army at Young's Point. La. Unmar. 

(d) William Emory Riddle, b. Feb. 10, 1846; m., 1878, Catherine, 
dau. of Milton Williams; lives in Corydon, Ind. Issue: Jesse 
Riddle, b. 1879; d. 1884; Bettie Elvira Riddle (a teacher in 
Carydon schools, grad. 1899). Ida Rayborn Riddle, b. 1880; 
grad. in 1903; m. Peter Rice Fullenwider (had Catherine Eliza- 

T H E 1" I 1, 1. K X W 1 1) K \l V A M I L Y . 205 

beth. who died in inf.. and Robert Riddle Fullenwider ) . Jessie 
Lillian Riddle, who is manager of the (oiydon Tele|)hone Ex- 
ehan;j;e: Temple Riddle, b. Sept. 2.'). 1S!I:5. and Kate l>'c Ricldle. 
b. Feb. 2U, 18!)U. d. Dee. :{. 1898. 
I\. INDIANA LEAS. ni. Oliver Pair (Ills.). Had /snhrl. who ni. .Mr. 

Buck; JcHniv (who ni. Mr. Neal ami iiad >on l-'red i . and Mmi/. who 

ni. Mr. Draper (Ills.). 
\. LoriSA HARRIET LEAS. b. 1S22: d. .lune :5. 1S74: in. Abner 

Kneeianil Rice (see descendant- of Niciiolas Rice. p. I'.Hl. Rice <!eii.). 

Issue: Oscar Alonzo h'irr. h. Aul'. 1">. 1S.",_>: d. Oct. 11. I'.KXt; ni.. 

1880, Alice Ferris, who d. Feb. 20. ISIt.}. leaving; one child, Kva Al- 

tha Rice: he ni.. 2d. I'mily C'asbon. and had Temple Rice; and 

Betty Rice, wlm d. in inf. i ( licycniic. Wyo. ) . Liaiitinr /I'icc. b. Aiijr. 

11, 18r)(i: d. .March I'.l. iSTtl. Artlnn l\ nrrlaiiil Uirr. b. Oct. 2;{. IS.'iS 

( m. Jessie Temi)leton. and iia- .Maud Iniojrene. .Vrthur i\neeland. 

Robert Tem])!eton Rice i . 'I'( Lxmn. .\ih.: KuL'cnc Kicc lunniar. ). and 

lmr)^ene Rice. 
\!. .MF.IJSSA .F.\( INrilA i.KAS. I.. I'd,. 2. 1S2:!: d. March 10. IS.').") 

I in Helena. Ark. i : in. dan. lo. 1S4 1 . W 11 Iia mi. sum (if Lark in Dnim nf 

\a.: b. .March 1. jsld: d. .(an. 2."). 1S4S. She ni.. 2d. Fraid<lin I iin 

nin^ihani of Ky. l>-ue: 

(a) f-JdmiiiKl Tiiiloit Ihnin. I.. Dec. 20. 1S-)1: d. .\pril 1:1. iSC.O. 
(Ill ir(7/i(;//( li'ir, Ihiini. ii. .Inly |S»:i: ni.. iStlO. Martha \irj;inia 
ddhnxui. and ha- Maicia \i<>la. li. .\pril 22. ISCT nn. Dr. .las. 
Morton .Icnkin- (if ((irliand. ind.. and ha- W ni. Irxiii;,' .leid<in-. 
Jesse Moitfin Jenkins, and Temple Burdi Jeid<in-|. Win. It. 
Dunn and Martha \'. had al-o Dr. .Jesse Tcmjile Dunn, who is a 
jihysician and sur'Tccm in Louisville, Ky., b. Nov. !), 1808, and m. 
in 1801 Ida M. IVck. b. Oct. 20. 1808. .W. Bertha B. Dunn, b. 
July 28. 1S71: d. April 14. 1S7:{. They also had an adopted 
niece, Marci;i W'enona Newhfiuse. b. Anj:. 2. 188.'). who ni. Kelsa 
Botthorfl' of Seymour. Ind. Win. Rice Dunn was a soldier in Co. 
K., 38th Ind. Inf., and wa- chief nm-iciaii (if the rc;.'iiiient. 
(e) Prof. Trmpir flnirl.ins hiiini. b. Feb. 0. 1840. Soldier in Co. 
H, 4J)tIi Ind. Inf.. Cnidn .\rmy. and is ]>r<iminent as an eilneatoi 
in Ind.. beiii',' Su|)t. of Schools, and has been foi- several yeai> 
connected with advanced educational movements in the state. 
He has l)een irreatly interested in collectin<r and preservinj; the 
record of the families of Leas, Fullenwider, Boone. Rice, etc., 
as it is. He m.. 1870. Marcia Gertrude, dau. of Capt. Win. R. 
Hollcroft. and they have lived in Alton, Ind., thoufjh teachinfr 
abroad: she was b. Dec. 28, 1840, and d. Au^. 2, lOO.'J, and 
he m., 2d, Mrs. Marv E. ( Weathers) Hedrick of Maren^ro. 


Ind., who d. Oct. 6, 1908; 3 chil. (all by 1st wife). Bettie 
Dunn, b. Jan. 13, 1877, giad. in Quiney, 111., and m., 1906, 
Dr. Thomas Clyde Emerick, a son of Capt. John and Chris- 
tina Emerick of Alton, Ind. They live in Mt. Vernon, Ind., and 
have two adopted children, John Temple Emerick and Julia 
Catherine Emerick. Prof. Dunn had, further, two sons, twins, 
b. Aug. 28, 1878, William Raymond Dunn, and William Merle 
Dunn; the first d. Sept. 22 and the second Sept 23 of the same 

(d) Louisa Anne -laciniha Dunn. b. Dec. 20, 1847: m. Jan. 3, 1867, 
Robert Riley, b. Jan. 23, 1840; a soldier in Co. H, 23d Ind. Inf. 
(Civil War)). They have lived in Alton, Ind. Issue: Burton 
Riley, b. Oct. 13, 1807: d. Aug. 18, 1872. Temple Dunn Riley, 
b. Nov. 17. 1869; m., 1st, Leona Wheeler, in 1894, and 2d, in 
1900, Eva Belle Ia^cs. He was a soldier in 1st Ky. Inf., Spanish- 
American war; lives in San Francisco, Cal. Melissa Riley, b. 
June 6, 1872; m. Cicero Wheeler, of Rome, Ind., and d. May 21, 
1893; she was a teacher. Floyd Riley, b. Sept. 19, 1874; d. Nov. 
23, 1894. Leantine Riley, b. March 19. 1877: d. April 9, 1879. 
Arthur Riley, b. March 31. 1880; d. Nov. 24, 1900. Edward 
Everett Riley, b. Oct. 13, 18«2. Fannie Adeline Riley, b. June 
7, 1885; m. Jan. 23, 1907, Hubert Rice, son of James, son of 
John Bunyon Rice (b. Carroll Co.. Ky. ). They have one dau., 
Louisa Adeline Rice, b. April 17, 1908. William Riley, b. Sept. 
13, 1887; d. June 17, 1889. Robert Jesse Riley, b. Dec. 12, 1889. 
Percy E. Riley, b. Feb. 20, 1894: d. April 25, 1895. 

(e) Benjamin Franklin Cunninfjham. (Son of Melissa J. Leas, and 
2d husband, Benj. F. Cunningham). Ky. 

VII. JULIA ANNE LEAS. b. 1824; d. unmar. Dec. 8, 1874. (Said to 
have been an old sweetheart of John Rice, who afterward married 
Sophia Hinsdale.) 
VIII. ISABEL LEAS. b. Nov. 4, 1827; m. John Sheckell, who d. in 1803; 
2d, John Tyler of Ky., and 3d, Capt. James G. Land, who d. in 1902 
(of Co. K., 38th Ind. Inf. Issue: Abraham Sheckell, b. Nov. 4, 1845, 
m. Malvina Sewell of Ky. (lives in Crawford Co., Ind.). Noah Jef- 
ferson Sheckell ; m. Sallio. dau. of Dr. T. W. Owings of Wolf Creek, 
Ky. ; they live in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is an attorney 
and have two chil., Oviings and Nora. 

(Henry, 2; Rer. Peter 1) 

(9) COL. HENRY FULLENWIDER. b. Shelby Co., 
Ivy., Dec. 19, 1788; d. July 21, 1870; m. Oct. 1, 1812, Anne 

THE F U L L E N W 1 D E R F A M I L Y . 20; 

Harstan Renfro of Meade Co., Ky. (b. Apr. 15,1793 ; d. Aug. 26, 
1852). Lived near Alton, Ind. He was a planter; was very 
clever and intelligent and can-ied on, besides, a tannery, distil- 
lery, and shipped boatloads of produce to IN^ew Orleans before the 
intervention of the steamboats. He came to Ind. in 1810 or 
1811, and was colonel of a regiment of Indiana militia. Had 
11 chil., as follows: 

(A) PETER RICE FULLEXWIDER. h. An;:. 27. 1814: d. May 13, 
1898; ni., in 183!), Nancy, dau. of Robt. Hardin (carried away to 
Canada by Indians when an infant, together with his mother). Home, 
Meade Co., Ky. She was b. July 29, 1819; d. Feb. 25. 1870. They 
had the following issue: (He m., 2d, Mary Dugan of Ky. : no issue 
by 2d wife. ) 

a. h:iiza ./. Fiillciiirider. b. Aug. 4, 1841 : d. Sept. 28, 1841. 

b. Martha Ellen FuUenindct: b. Sept. 27, 1842: d. 1910; m.. in 
1804, Jefferson Lee of Ky. Issue: Mary II. Lee, b. 18G7; d. 

1808. Rice Lee, b. 1870. Clarence I^ee. b. 1872. and Jesse 
Hardin Lee, b. 1878. 

e. Anne Elizabeth Fulleniridcr. b. May 31. 1844: d. May 11. 1878; 
m.. in 180."). Nathaniel S. Hollcroft. Issue: Minnie Lee lloU- 
croft (m. Riciiard Willet in 1888. and had one dau., Nellie Wil- 
let), \uthanicl, or "\attie," Hollcroft, named for her father 
who d. before her birth, b. 1807: m.. in 1888. .John H. Weathers, 
b. April 28, 1800. She has 3 chil.: Earl H. Weathers. I). :May 
8. 1890. Aileen Weathers, b. May 17. 1891. and Mary Virginia 
Lee Weathers, b. March 8, 1903. 

d. Lifdia Edivina Eiillennider. b. May 0. 1840: m. Samuel Horn- 
beck of Ky. Issue: Thomas Hornbeck, b. Oct. 3, 1808, Mary 
Eliska Hornbeck, b. April 22, 1870: m. .Tames Collins of Ky. 
Elizabeth Helen Hornbeck. b. Sept. 7. 1871: m., 1893. W. N. 
(JriHin of Ky. Nannie Rice Hornbeck. b. Sept. 9, 1873. .Tames 
P. Hornbeck, b. Sept. 10, 187."). Martha E. Hornbeck. b. Feb. 
2."). 1877. Sarah Letitia Hornbeck, b. Aug. 17, 1885. 

e. Niith Eliska Fullenicider. b. Jan. 1, 1848: m., 1872, Dr. Clar- 
ence Griggs of Ky. Issue: Martha, Nannie, Rice, Nellie and 
Carlisle Griggs. 

f. Julia Catherine Fullenicider. b. Oct. 1, 1849; m., 1807, Dr. T. 
H. Davis of Ky. Issue: Robert Clayton Davis, b. Aug. 24, 

1809. Savilla Davis, b. April 13, 1873. Martha E. Davis, b. 
Dec. 29, 1876; m., in 1893, Mack Allen. 

g. Columbia Riee Fullenicider. b. Aug. 31, 1851 : m.. 1807. Henj. 

208 THE F L L L E X W 1 D E 11 F A M I L Y . 

Hollcroft of Ky. I^-sue: Nannie Hollcioft, b. Muicli 1. 180!t; 

m., 181)2, Geo. King (b. Dec. 28, 1802). Florence Hollcroft, b. 

Jan. 19, 1872; d. while at college. May 17, 1889. Eice Hollcroft, 

m., 1898, Agnes Warland. 
h. Eliza Jane FuUenwider. h. Sept. 26, 1853: m., 1873, Thos. C. 

Wright; one dau., Jennie Maude, b. Feb. 24, 1874: m., 1893. 

Benj. Berkshire of Ky. 
i. Emma Isabel FuUenwider. h. Oct. 2, 185(i: ni., 1875, same 

Thos. C. Wright ; 2 chil. or more, 
j. Robert Henry FuUenwider. b. April 25, 1858: m., 1887, Mar- 
garet Jenkins. Issue: George Rice FuUenwider. b. Oct. 17. 1888 

Jesse Rayburn FuUenwider, b. April 21, 1890; d. Jan. 28, 1893. 

Benjamin Stewart FuUenwider, b. Nov. 27, 1893. 
k. Sallie FuUenwider. h. March 25, 1800; m. Chas. Unsel in 1902. 

(B) ELIZA JANE FULLENWIDER. b. Oct. 12, 1810: m., 1838, John 
Hardin, bro. of Nancy. Thej^ lived in Ky. ; she d. May 11, 1839. 

(C) WILLIAM HAYDEN FULLENWIDER. b. Nov. 10, 1818; d. March 
18. 1903: m., 1853. Delilah Suddarth (b. Feb. 7. 1833; d. April 18, 
1903). Lived in the old homestead near Alton, Ind. Issue: 

a. Dr. Cassius Henry FuUenwider. b. April 27, 1854; m., 1897, 
Cornelia Thomas, and has Anne Victoria and Emma Bramlette 
(Mt. Vernon, Ind.). 

b. Robert Fillmore FuUenwider. b. Nov. 28, 1855; d. Dec. 31, 1882; 
m., 1882, Jennie Hardin, grand-dau. of Robert Hardin of Ky., 
dau. Roberta Fillmore FuUenwider. ( Ind. ) . 

c. Martha Anne FuUenwider. b. Sept. 10, 1857; d. Feb. 26, 1800. 

d. Minerva Ellen Fullenivider. Lives in Meade Co.. Ky. 

e. William L. FuUenwider. h. Oct. 10, 1862; m. Roberta, dau. of 
Col. Hiram C. Boone of Meade Co., Ky. 

f. Margaret C. FuUenwider. h. March 16. 1805: m.. 1892, James 
K. Bramlette of Ky., and has Hayden Bramlette, Gedry Bram- 
lette and twins, Evelyn and Nellie Bramlette. 

g. Anna Eliza FuUenwider. b. Feb. 10. 1807: m., 1890, Wm. Hat- 
field. Has Lorenzo Hayden Hatfield and Minnie Hatfield. 

h. Naftie Elizabeth FuUenwider. b. 1869: m. Wm. H. Laninan. 

She had one dau.. Delilah Helen Lanman. (Ind.). 
i. Marshall Key FuUenwider. h. Sept. 17. 1871: m.. 1900. Fan- 
nie Parr; dau„ Ruth, b. 1901. (Ky.). 
j. John Henry FuUenwider. h. Nov. 20, 1873: m. Ellen, dan. of 
Robt. Riddle, a great-great grand-dau. of Robert Haidin: one 
dau., Lucille, 
k. I'rrcy II. FnUrniridcr. h. Feb. 20. 1S79. Lives in Mitchell. S. 
D. (num.). 

I" II ]•: F r I, L E X \\' I 1) K R F A M I 1. V . 201i 

(D) JOSEPH ATWKI.L FIIJ.KN \\ I DEI!. 1.. Vvh. -21. ISJd: ,1. Nov.. 

(E) FAXXIE AXXE Fll-EEXW I l)EI{. 1.. Jan. _»(;. 1SJ:5: ,1. Foh. (".. 

.Fi ^LAKTUA AXXE FL LLEXW 1 l)i;i;. \k .Miiicli 20. 1S24: d. Sept. 
.{(>. 1S.)1 ; 111.. 184.S. Bloom Parr of Ky.. and liail W'm. Pan. d. iiiiiii. 
Harden Parr in. and lived in Te\.. and Cala.: and .Inn. Kiee Pan. 
111. and lived in Cal. (d.l. 

.(;) ROBERT FrLLEXWIDEi:. h. Dee. 2."). lS2.->: d. Fel>. 2S. 1!»():{ (Al- 
ton. Ind.): III.. 18(i(i, Mis. IJettie .Johnson of Ky. (daii. of Anieiiea 
Fians.) : 7 eiiil.: Umr,/. h. May :{1. 18(i8. ('has. 1/.. 1>. X«.\. 18. 
18(;n: d. F.l). 17. IS'.i.-). ]t,ir„ Ainir. h. Aufr. 21. 1S71: in. (Jeo. W. 
Spindle. I'll,, /,*((■.. I). Srpt. ('.. 1S7:!: ni. Ida \\.. dau. nf Enieiy Kid 
die of Coiydon, Ind. ( tliey liave 2 eliil., (atlieiine Eli/.ahetli. who d. 
in inf.. and Rohert Riddle Fullenwidei l . (Iroitic Chii/, h. Sept. lO. 
1S7."). onli I/., in. Dr. Ilany Dean. -<.n of Rieliar<l Dean. Sdllir /:. 
Ill (ArilERINE .1 am: FILIJAW IDEK. 1.. Sept. 22. IS2S: d. Anj: 
Id. l.s:!4. 

(1) .MARSII.M, ^E^ Fl El.EXW IDEi:. 1.. April If,, in. Ell.n 
Riddle of Ky. ( w Im d. ISO.ii. Is-in-: i:ii:<i -lititr. !>. 1S.j7: in. Rohl. 
Henry Hardin. \fitiii (iilUrruii- ( >aid iiy her aunt I>ali<d Lands to 
reseiiiiile Very mueli her <,Meat-f,nandinother. Catherine Ri<-e). •loUn 
Hue. 1>. Fel). 10. 18(H. a (Jov. P. O. Inspeetor, stationed in Spokane. 
Wash. Thoimin, h. ISO.'i. wa- nine day^ (dd when his mother dieil. 
I Ind. I . 

I.I) IlEM;^ ( l.\^ fi i.i.knw ii)i;i;. k. d.t. 2.-.. is.;.!: ,1. Dee. 21. 

Is72; 111. Ainiiia .\ninion. I~~iii': I'rrci/, I'minii : ni. .Mi', (liilrnnan; 
Mnltir and (i<'o. Clai/. 
>Ki D.\XIEE WEI'.S'IEI; Fl I.I.FNW I DEK. I.. .Inly 4. is.Kl; d. -Ian. 

1 lie /)isccii(l(liils of Jftroh. 
{ i:< r. I'rlrr 1. ) 

(7) -lACUli FrLLK.WVlDKK. 1.. Ihi-orstown, .M.I., 
• liiiic -1. 17F,7; (1. in Scott's Station, K.v., in 1^4S. In 178*> he 
went to Kcntuckv with \\\> fattier, and was alwavs a iircat Indian 
tiiihter, and was later in the army of "Mad Antliony Wayne," it 
l)eing- his last campaign against the Indians. He lived for a time 
at a fort, and later returned to Pa. to claim Anne Lcffler as his 
liride, but this cajn-icions vonng lady had changfMl her mind, and 


gave out that she did not wisli to go to such a wild place as Ken- 
tucky, preferring the more civilized environment of Ric-e's Fort. 

Young Jacob was feeling rather badly when the benevolent 
Mr. Christopher Winter,* who had observed the state of his feel- 
ings, came forward with sympathy, saying to him : "^ow you 
don't care for her as much as you think you do ; look at all these 
other fine girls ; why don't you take one of them ?" ''They might 
not want to go to Kentucky either," said Jacob, ruefully. ^Fr. 
Winter became more and more sympathetic, seeing such a fine 
young man in such trouble, and at last said, ''there's my Kather- 
ine ; she'll go with you !" And so they were man'ied almost im- 
mediately, on April 18, 1796, but spent several years in Pa. be- 
fore going, as the first three children were born there; whether 
this tardiness in kee])ing her part of the bargain was pleasing to 
Jacob, history does not inform us, but they finally left Pa. and 
journeyed toward Ky., part way on horseback and part way by 
boat on the Ohio river. A story which illustrates her charac- 
ter is told of her presence of mind during this trip ; the boat was 
not very well constructed, and some leaks came, and it was seem- 
ingly filling with water ; every one made an effort to leave when 
she called for knives and tow, and Ixwan calking the cracks, and 
her bravery so inspired the others that they soon had the boat 
quite tight, and by watching and working with it niana2:ed to 
keep it afloat until they reached their destination. The cap- 
tain was very grateful to her for this conduct. 

Jacob was for fifty years an elder in the Presbyterian 

Note — In a quaint old hymnal possessed by Mrs. Bettis (a desc. ) is the 
following inscription : 

"1806, den 6th April gebe ich. Christophel Winter, dieses gesangbuch 
meiner Tochter Chaterina Follenwiderin zum gfbrauch fiir Ihre Seele zu 
haben mit lesen iind Singen ; in Ihren Mutter Sprach ; und di meine Rhat 
folgest und dieses Buch fleissigen gebrauch da von machst so wirst du eine 
manchen Trost fiir dich finden schon hier in den zeit und einen Platz fiir die 
Ewigkeit der nicht verweldet. Ewigkeit lass mich dich nicht vergessen. 

"Catherina p-ollenwiderin ist geboren im Jahre ein Tausent sieben Hun- 
dert und sieben und siebzig den zweiten August." 

*The brothers and sist(>rs of Catherine Winter (copied from an old record 
by Mrs. Nash — Clara La Follette) are Mary, who m. a Reed; Susanna, who 
m., 1st, Rev. John Simler of Ind. : 2d, Mr. Hanks (a relative of Nancy Hanks, 
Lincoln's mother) ; John, Jacob, Samuel, Christopher, David. 


Church, and was the principal founder of Shiloh and Olivet 
Churches ; he was a man of much vig'or, even in old age, and 
made a trip to Indiana on horseback when 80 years old, return- 
ing the same way. His wife died about the time of his death. 
They reared to manhood and womanhood fifteen children. 

Chil. of Jacob and Katherinc (all but three were born in Shelby Co. Ky.)- 

(I) PETER FLLLENWIDER. b. in Pa. (Rite's Fort), June G. 1707: 
became a minister and went as a missionary to Texas, and lost his 
sight from riding in a fiei'ce sandstorm. He and most of his fam- 
ily died of yellow fever about 1860; m. Belinda. 
(II) JOHN FL'LLEXWIDER. b. May 14, 1798. in Pa., and d. in Shel- 
by Co., Ky., at an advanced age. He was a student at Princeton 
Univ. Said to have been unm. Was by many persons considered 
the l)est Greek scholar in Ky. 
(Ill) ELIZABETH FLLLENWIDER. b. Oct. G, 17!)!», in Pa.: m. in 
Shelby Co., Ky., Louis Beatty, whose mother was Miss Mount (a 
Virginia fani. originally). Elizabeth was the first graduate of 
old Science Hill, still a nourishing college in Shelbyville, Ky. Is- 
sue: James t<tuart lieaity, who m. Mary Blankenship and had 
Clarence Beatty. Lilly Beatty (Mrs. Smith), and Virginia Beatty, 
who m. Walter Smith. (B) Thomas Beatty and (C) Cron- Beatty 
were twins and d. young. (D) Harriet Beatty, b. Oct., 1837: d. 
Sept. 7, 1901: m., in 1861, Rev. James Presly McMillan. Had 
Elizabeth McMillan, who m. Robt. Anderson Bettis, and Georgia 
Ray McMillan. (E) JAeut. William Beatty, who perished on the 
Sultana in the Civil War. 

The Rev. James Presly McMillan is living near his daughters 
in Athens, Tenn. He is a native of Georgia, and is now in his 80th 
year. Graduated at Centre College, Danville, Ky. His first charge 
was Old Shiloh and Olivet, at that time two separate houses of 
worship, alternating meeting days, and congregations overlapping. 
His life work has been in the mission field, in the hill country. 
Cumberland Co., Ky., where he established Alexandria College, 
and built a brick chapel; the building and grounds of this college 
were most l)eauliful. He later removed to Chatanooga, Tenn. 
After five years he went to Lumberton. N. C, for the health of his 
wife, who d. in this place (near Wilmington). He then accepted 
a call to Citronville, Ala., where he remained until Nov., 1909. 
when he became pastor of the church at Athens, Tenn., near Chat- 
tanooga. Here he lives in the Manse, with a young college pro- 
fessor for company, and "Tennessee," the colored housekeeper, who 

212 T H E F U L L E X W I D K R F A :\I I L Y . 

is devoted to him. Ho is very active, and nothing would induce 
him to relinquish his work. His daughters graduated at Oxford 
College, O. (Their mother had been a graduate of Stuart's Col- 
lege, Shelbyville, Ky., in 18.>4. ) Elizabeth then studied music at 
Columbia College. New York. 

(IV) AXXE FULLEXWIDER. b. in Ky., Sept. 14. ISOO: m. Asm 
Tucker and lived in Ky. Had Da rid, Kate (who m. ^Nlr. McWill- 
ianis), and probably others. 
(V) ELEAZER FULLf:XWIDER. b. at Scotfs Sta., Ky.. Feb. .'). 1802: 
d. Crawfordsville, Tnd., 1870: m. Lavina Allen. Issue (11 chil. | : 
William, who m. Mary F>enefield and lived near ]51oomington. 111. 
Elizabeth, m. Rev. Joseph Piatt. Samuel, who lived in Kan. Jo- 
aeph Neirtoii, who m. Miss Long and lived in ^lontgomery Co.. 
Ind.. and had four chil. (Henry. Robert. Scott, and Lavina Lof- 
land). Harriet Y., who m. Joseph ^lilligan, and had Harry J., 
who is a prominent attJ^ of Indianapolis, and daughters Clara 
and India, both of whom d. prior to the death of their mother. 
TJie (till child of Eleazer and Lavina was Jennie, who m. Ur. (ro 
zier, and lives in X". M. 1th, Xarcissa, who m. Andrew Shular 
(Black Falds, Alberta, Canada), i^th. James ('.. who perished 
in the Civil War (33d Reg., Ind.). 9th. Robert Allen, who lived 
near Indianapolis, and had chil.: [Josephine. Catherine (Mrs. 
Ohaver), Jessie (Mrs. Goss), and Robert J., who lives in Denver.] 
Kith. Chalmers, who lives in Crawfordsville. Ind.. and has James 
Samuel, Wesley A., J. Xewton and Fiaid-c C. The 11th and last 
child of Eleazer and Lavina is Jacob C. who live-^ near Rlooiiiing- 
ton, Ind.. and had Alice, ({race and Earl. 

(VI) SAMUEL FULLEXWIDER. b. Sept. G, 1803: d. in 18!)0. aged 
i)2 yrs (Burlington, la.). Was a physician, and one of the three 
who knelt in the snow when Wabash College was dedicated. His 
brother David visited him in Iowa shortly before his death. It 
was a love-feast, for the brothers had not been together for lifty 
years. Dr. Samuel Fullenwider ni. 1st. Jane Houston, and had 
children; his son. Dr. Austin L. Fullenwider, lives in Plaza. Wash. 
(VII) :\1ARY FULLEXWIDER. b. Sept. 20. 180."): m. Robert Con])er. 
and lived in both Ind. and Ky. Had Catherine, Jennie, Larinia 
and James. Had desc. in Wilmington. X. C. (Cummings). 
(XUl) LUCIXDA FULLEXWIDER. b. June 27. 1807: m. in Shelby Co.. 
Ky., in 1829. Atwell Mount. She il. Oct. 31, 1871. Her husband 
was 1). in Farquier Co., Va.. Sejjt. 4, 1806, and d. Feb. 23. 1880. 
They had 12 chil.: Thomas R.. Caiherine Young, Jacob F., Elijah 
<'., \Vm. H .. Anna Elizabeth. Man/ Jane, James A.. Arvenia Fran- 
ces. Harriet ycircll. Liicimla Caroline. Sainiicl Brainerd. Of these 

T IT K F r T, L E X W I D K \l V A :\1 I L V . 213 

cliil., Elijah ('. was b. April 2, IS.").'), aiul in. Elizabeth Sopliia 
]*ogue, Dec. 20. ISoo. Issue (4 ohil.): Mavtiis Auielius. b. Nov. 
14, 185(5: (1. Maiili 20. 1S80. Win. Diaincid. b. May 2S, 1858 
[lives in Indianapolis, and ni.. 1st. Annie E. iUulianan. Dec. 10, 
1S7S. and bad Win. Chalmers (a physician at Kiiklin. Ind.) Eli- 
zabeth Pearl (in. Carl Cox), Franci.s F. and Frederic. Win. Brain- 
enl Mount: in.. 2d. Fannie Boone]. The 3d. son of Elijah C. 
Miiiiiit. and Elizabetli Sophia is James Edgar, wim m. iMiima L. 
Stewart in 1885. and has one dau., ilarie. .Janus Edgar Mount 
was 1). Dec. 4. 18(i2. The 4th child is Finley P. Mount, i). Nov. 
2(), 18()t>: m. in Denver, Colo., June 0, 180(i. to Henrietta Allen of 
Terre Haute. Ind. 1-- a prominent lawyer of Ind.. and in 1010 is 
candidate for Attorney (Jeneral of Ind. on llii- !!( i)\il)liian ticket. 
I>ives in Crawfordsville. 

Tlic Sth child of Lucinda Fullenwider and At well Mnniil was 
the linn. ./iiiiDS Ahrrli Mount, b. Marcli 2."!. 1S43. and d. Jan. HI, 
IIMtl. (iovernor of Ind. in IS'.Mi; m. Kate A. Boyd, and had 3 
<liil.: Ilallie I^ee Mount, who in. Charles E. Butler. Helen Xes- 
bit .Mount, who in. the Rev. John Nicely (Chicag)). and Rev. 
Harry X. Mount. 1). I)., of Ore. 

(L\l ( HKISTOPHEU Fl'ELEXWI DEB. b. .\piil I. ISd'.i. Was an 
early settler in .Montgcnnery Co.. liid.. lint d. in Iowa. (There was 
fine of this name at N'intoii and Di-corab. la.): m. Sarah Van 
Xuyr-, and had chil.: l>t, J'koI, \ ., ni. .Marg. Park: lived in 
111. and Kan. 2d. Ijrtitia Amir (uiim.). 3d. Sknuii Callierinc, m. 
Harvey M. La Follette. had Charles. Clara. William (the two last 
of the State of Wa>li.i. Ilar\fy f formerly State Supt. of In-tiuc- 
tinn in Ind. (Jiiint. who li\cs in Tcnn.. and Ja~p(i|. Tlic 4tli 
child of Chii-toplicr and S:iiali wa- laiciiida Jane, who d. umn. 
in Ky. 5th. Sarah IJIiza, who in. Mr. Pratt and lives in Cedar 
Rapids, la. The (ith is ./oini Cioir, and the Ttli Williani. Sth, 
■hiiiKs Davis, who d. a soldier in the Civil War. 0th. Hohrrt. 

The La Follette family descends from Joseph La Follette, 
w ho came from France a iiunil)er of generations ago. Judge D. W. 
I^a Follette of New Albany. Ind.. was a cousin, and U. S. Senator 
Robert Marion La Follette is a nephew of Harvey M. La Follette. 
Susan Catherine survives in Thornton, Ind.: her son, William 
Lcroij La Follette, is. in 1010. a candidate for Congress in the 
State of Washington. 
(X) GAMALIEL FULLENWIDER. b. Dec. 2, 1 810 (thought to have 
d. in the South). 

(XI) A SON. b. Jan. 13. 1812. and d. aged 20 day-^. 
(XII) NANCY FULLENWIDER. b. Feb. 13. 1813: m. :\Ir. Harris and 
had dau.. Edmonia. who d. 

214 THE F U L L E N W I D E R FA M I L Y . 

(XIII) DAVID FULLENWIDER. b. Oct. 15, 1814, pioneer of Ind., 1839; 
m. Elizabeth Moxley of Ky., whose sister, Nancy, m. Dr. Harrison 
J. Rice. {See Rice Gen.). Had issue (10 chil) : William H., 
Mary C, Geo. M., Susan D., Samson D., Martha A'., Samuel Win- 
ter, Lillie, Emma L. and Irving. The 7th child, Samuel Winter 
FuUcnicider, ni. Mary Elizabeth Rice, dau. of James Martin Rice, 
son of Isaac Rice, son of Daniel, son of Jacob Rice of Rice's Fort. 
(They have dau., Mary Emma.) The 9th child, Emma L. Fullen- 
idder, m. Richard Canby Speed of Ky., a nephew of Gen. E. R. S. 
Canby, and also of Gen. H. P. Hawkins. ( Several chil. ) . Irving 
Fullenwider, the youngest child, lives in Waveland, Ind. (m. and 
has Ethel, George, Helen, Catherine, Eveline, Moxley and Elizabeth. 
His wife was Rhoda Hobson.) Mrs. Speeds chil. are David, Wm., 
Margaret, Mary Louise, and Emily. Wm. Harrison Fullenunder, 
the eldest child of David and Elizabeth, m. Nancy Hanna, and had 
Oscar, Earl, Ernest, and Elizabeth. The 2d, Mary Catherine, b. 
Aug. 1, 1843, m. Sydney B. Davis, May 17, 1864, and had Dr. Wm. 
S. Davis (Terre Haute, Ind.), b. July 8, 1865; Geo. Moxley Davis, 
b. Dec. 22, 1868. and Mary Sidney, and Grace Emma Davis. Dr. 
Wm. S. Davis' children are Marian Virginia, Sydney Thomas, Mar- 
tha May, and Mary Catherine. He m. Stella James, in March. 
1900. Geo. M. Davis m. Elinor Hawkins, and has Virginia Irving 
Davis, b. Dec. 7, 1898. He is an attorney in Terre Haute, Ind. 

(XIV) HENRY WINTER FULLENWIDER. b. Jan. 20, 1816; m. Jane 
Amanda Shipman of Ky. Issue: Mary Ellen, who m. Rev. G^eo. 
T. Gould, D. D. (d.), and lives in Ijouisville, Ky. Leila J. (d.). 
Aurelia Tevis ; m. James W. Wright of Moberly, Mo. Wm. Isaiah, 
m. Nancy McCormack, and John Wesley: m. Susan McCormack. 
James Henry; m. Ada, dau. of Lemuel McCormack (Shelby Co., 
Ky. ) . The Gould grand-children are Geo. Henry, Kenneth Edward, 
and two daughters. 

(XV) KATHERINE FULLENWIDER. b. Dec. 9. 1818; m., 1st, John 
Cooper of Ky.. and had dau., Virginia, who d. prior to her mother. 
Catherine ni., 2d, Wm. Mount, of Crawfordsville, Ind., and d. March 
13, 1900. (Mr. Mount was a cousin of Atwell Mount.) 
(XVI) JACOB CROW FULLENWIDER. b. Nov. 17, 1820. (No infor- 

Descendants of Henry FuUenwider and Harriet Neal. 

HEXRY FULLENWIDER. b. (different traditions) in 
1778 or 1799, Hagerstown, Md. ; m. Harriet I^eal; lived in 
Shelby Co., Kv., and after his death in 1833 his widow came to 

THE F r L L K N W I D K i; 1 A M 1 L V . 

Ills. (San^Jiiiiuii (V». ), Tiu'v IkkI '.• diil. : Simnicl A.. ■Imob 
Xelson, a. <l:ni. (\\li<> iii. Kf\. Ann'M 1 !.(\\ hkim ). Snlimion \.. 
Simun I'l h r, Marcus, John II .. aii'l others. In I'mrfH's Siun/d- 
mrm Co. SrHlrrs (ISTd) ilic (li'K-cudants i>f this liiu' an* ijivfn 
some lentil, hut it is not canictl as far back as tiic iri'ncration 
lieforo Ilciirv. He niav haxc JK-rn cither a ncplicw or a irraiul- 
~"n of the Kc\". Peter Fulhiiuiihr. hilt i- too Vdlinir to have U-eli 
a sun. Hi* i> >aitl in thi- hi>torv to have ha<l a yoiuiir l>ri>ther 
\v1k» was killed hy Indian^: there is soine confusion of identity. 
for the ll<-nry Knilenwider whose brother was killed in this way 
died h-avini: a -niall family, and I'eter. dr.. wa> killed <onie time 
after Udnir marrie<l. It is likely that a ireneration has U'cn 
skipjH'd h<'r<' hy some oversight. Possibly the lienrv al>ove i< a 
son of I'eter. dr. ( 'I'lii> record i-* mentioned ><• a- to i,M\c all the 

e\idenee al liaild. ) 

.f'nith SiImoii Fullrniritlrr, tin* 4lli «liil(l of tlii-» fiiniily. !•. .Iiiiir 
■'•. ISI4. <l. Jail. 22. 1HH7: iii. Surali Hiillanl. ami had II cliil. S.\<ial 
•I. ill inf. Htiznbrlh ./., I.. .Manh 7. IS.JH; .1. Krii. 11. l!l(»J. in Kla.: 
111. I)avi<l S. Hall, ami liml ^H-nryia. .\<lili«' (J. (<l. in inf.). (lias.. 
Kilwin. anil .Ia«iil>. 'Ilic <l<|fHt. (;c4ir;:ia Hall. in. Win. Tli(>in|)s(in 
<Jrniit. aiitl liail llnllia 1'.. I'r.oik II.. .I<>^-|>|| Kn<l. anil Win, ( lia^. 
It4>rtha I*. (Jioiit III. .lnM|>li r. <)(i, of San .Vntonio. 'Iix., and has 
Kli'anor JJnuo Oti*. h. Srpt. IJ. l!iU». Thr voiin;;!'.! child of .lamh 
\»dson K. was lloincr. h. .\uy. l!». IS.")*!: ni. .It-nnic. ilaii. of Col. N. (;, 
Ka;:land of Sliidhv ( o.. Kv. TIh-v had .\;:m«. Natal'i' and l.iaii 
( M«*«dianirs|iurj:. III. i i 

.lohn (Jrant F.. and Miinv .\il<n I", ot ( >«|<.. air -on* m .Inlui 11. 
Fiillrnwider. tlu- y«nin>;t>st ihild of H«-niy ami llarriid Ncal. /." 
riiiia. who in. (apt. TIhni. True of the I'. S. .\iiny. and lives in l.o- 
.■\ny«dfs. i- a dan. of the Hi- v. .Arnold Itownian and Nanry N.. the 
tlfth I'hild. 


The first Representative in Congress from the State of Iowa. Presi- 
dent of the First Constitutional Convention in 1844, and member of the 
second Convention as well. He was a member of the 4th. .5tli. Oth. 7th and 
8th Legislative Assemblies of the Territory. He was first elected to Con- 
gress in 1845. and served until 1851. The following extract is from his 
speech delivered at the opening of the first Constitutional Convention, from 
the History of the Conslifniion.s of loica, hij Benj. F. Sha inha ugh, ] 902: 

"Under your auspices, the youngest and fairest daughter of tlie wliole 
American family is to commence lier separate political existence, to take her 
rank in the Union of American States. It is not yours to gild or finish the su- 
perstructure, but to sound tlie bottom, to lay the foundation, to place the corner- 
stone : In all its essential features it should be as good, if not wiser and 
better than any other instrument which has ever yet been devised for the gov- 
ernment of mankind : So that Iowa, young, beautiful, blooming as she now is, 
endeared to us by every attachment that can bind us to our country, may at 
no distant day, for anything that is great, noble or renowned, rival, if not sur- 
pass, the proudest State of the American Confederacy." 


Extnu-t Icrter of PKOF. L. Vll. LAFFLER to 11. E. 

•Djursliolin. Sweden. Feb. ,">. 1000. 

"A- I mil tliiii iiiiiiilicr nf til'' r^'lller family in Sweden wlu) tukes 
especial iiilere-t in the lii>tnry nf tlie t'amily. and tliiriiiL: many years lias 
iiuidi- res'.-arches on the (ienealojjy nt tlie Litllei-. my lnotlicr (Josta has 
asked nie to answer yonr lettei- of May :id. 

("As I am a friem! of the -|>elliiiLr refniiii. I have cliaiiucd m\ name 
into Lafflerl. 

"We lia\e a comidete .L;enealo;,'y of onr family from llie lte;;iniiim: of the 
seventeenth eentiny, wiien onr ancestor, (liori/iiis Lcfflcr, lived in IJreslan. 
Sclilesia. (lermany. His son. ToUIiin. eiiii;.'rated to Sweden ahout 1(>.")."), 
pinlialily lor the same leaxm for which the "Mayllowcr" emi;irants went 
ti> America — leli^ioii'^ lilierty. l-'ruiii tlii- Tol>ia> Ltlllcr. I and my Inotiiers 
are descended in tlie sixth de;,'ree. 

"A grandson of tliis Tohias. with the name Ainhi.s Li/flrr. wiio was a 
snper-in-pector of the cnstonis in ( iotlienliiiiL:, hail cijihtceii children, amonjj; 
whom was a >on. .[ndrrs (litslnf IjCffhr. \>. l-'cli. 1."). I7">li. Of him it is said 
ill tile family history: "He wciil to London, and has ncscr -iiice hccn 
liiard of." Il could l>e thai lie has emi^'iated from London to America, 
thonjih the year. 177<l. -eems to he a little too early. If yon can find the 
name of that I>'nier who first came to America, and if it should really 
he Aiiilrin (iKsliif. I >hall '^'w.' you further particulars ahont the family. 

"The name id" Ij<ffl<i (older fnriii LcU'elcr. in the sixteenth eentnrv) 
si;:nilies ju (lennan Lroffrlnhii il. or. what mi^hl lie called a "smith of 
spoons." a fahricant of these silver ami ;:old s|)oons from the entl of the 
middle aji^es and the hej^inninfi of the new a^'e |heie I'rof Laffler nuikes a 
little drawing of a sjHKni with ornamental handle], which are so nincli ap- 
preciated aincnifj collectors. I'erhaiis. also cd wooden spoons. The name 
belongs to the class of family names which si;;nify the executor of some 

"As the old word Lrffrl, spoon, now has chaii^icil into Laffil (comj). 
I.<nr(\ instead Ijiri. older form), the name L'fflcr, often now occurs in 
(iermany, as L<jcff1cr, as found in the name of the Professor of Medicine, 
the renowned bacteriolo<;ist, Frirdrich Ijorfffrr. in Grieswald : the Professor 
of Laws, Alexander Lofflrr in Wocer : the Professor of Geography in Coiwn- 
Iiagen, Ernst Loffler. A daughter of a Swedish Colonel. Balik, is niariied 


to an English gentleman (of London, I believe, with the name Lcfffer (of 
German origin, of course). 

"There are also Lefflers yet in Germany; for instance, two painters, 
artists, and there are surely several different families with the name. In 
Sweden there is another family with tlie name of Leffler. whioli came to 
Sweden from Germany a little earlier than my family. One branch of this 
family has been ennobled, and is now Reuterskold, a great family. The 
geneological tables of this family have teen printed, and there are among 
the members several men about whom nothing is known except the birth 
year, for instance: Lars Lrfflrr, h. ^G9'^■, Si))ion Lefficr. b. 1698; Johannes 
Leffler, b. 1699; Peter Marjnus Leffler. b. 170.') 

'"Among the German Lefflers or Leofllers, there is one who is known 
in Swedish history, though nothing is known about his relation to the 
Swedish families Leffler. His name was Jacob Leffler (also spelled Leoffler), 
}'on tind tier Xeidlinr/er. Dr. Jurisprudence. Chancellor in Wurtemburg, 
in 10.33, Vice-Chancellor of the "Evangelist Union," in Germany. (The 
Evangelist Union was quite a Swedish creation during the Thirty Years' 
War), Royal Swedish Privy Council, Sweden Legate to Paris. 

"Perhaps you have heard mention of my sister, Anna ( luuiotte LelHer, 
who died in Naples. Italy, in 1S92. as Duchess of Cajunello. She was a 
renowned authoress ; several of her works have been translated into Eng- 
lish, and one, the Hiograpliy nf Mr>. Kowalevsky. lias been published in 
an American edition. 

"Respectfully yours. 

L. Fij. LAKKl.EK. 

(1) JACOB LEFFLER. Date and place of birth \m- 
knowTi at present, though the family in one branch have a rec- 
ord of one of this name, born June 9, 1745, but as the record 
has been several times copied, it is not likely to be absohitely 
reliable, especially as there seems to be confusion in the identity 
of the person, one branch of the family taking it as a record of 
the birth of Jacob (11), his son. He seems to have lived, first, 
at Ilagerstown, Md., as one of his chil., Anna Margaret, the 
eldest, was b. there in 1702. After this time he mav have re- 

Note by H. E. B. • Prof. Laffler is a brother of the equally distinguished 
Prof. Gosta Mittag Leffler, Ph. D., and a member of the Faculty of the Uni- 
versity of Stockholm. They are sons of Rector J. C. Leffler, member of Par- 
liament. Prof. Leffler is a m^^mber of nearly all the learned societies of 
Europe, includin!? the Institute of France. 

Anna Charlotte Leffler, Duchess of Cajanello, left a son, b. 1892. called 
Oaetano Leffler Del Pezzn. He is the only son of the Duke of Caianello. 
and will, if he survives his father, succeed to the title. He has already pub- 
lished a little book of poems. 

T I! K I. K K K I.K K K A M I I. Y . 210 

inovcl to Wa^liiii^toii « <•.. I'a.. wlu-n' lu' iiiaiit- a ^nilcMicnJ 
ill 1774. Tlitri' i> nf«>nl of u truiisuciion by wliirli a tra<'t <»f 
40U arrt'* **{ lain), iuiiiuhI *'>'i//riVr« Plain." is jjranlfd .lai'oh 
l-«'tttiT oil Frl». 17. 17^.'». ami tin* fact of his pn-vious srttlrimMit 
of flu* tra«'t in iiii'iitioii«<i. It wa-* jTrantinl I»y a Virginia rcrtifi- 
rate, in wliirii it wan ilcs4TiUM| as aiijoinin^ laiuls of .lai'ob Kioo 
and (*)irii«to|»licr Wv;;aii«l in tlu* oMinty of ()., on HiifTalo 
Crock (a place near ihc |»n*^'nt nitc of \Va>iiin^lon ('oIlt»irc). 
]{ic«**x Fort. pntUihly «ic(Mipit'<l die lan«l i>f .lat'o)) HitM*. an<i all 
the families of the M'ltleiiieiil tist^l it as a |M»st of ilcfi-nst'. Katn* 
on tlie iMtiiify was ilividtHJ, ami W<*simon*laiul Co. enN'ttnl, ami 
later »till Washington Co. It in a very h>vely piee<» of cHuiiiiry. 
and hut for the Imlians u'onhl have pnivinl an ideal hitiiic where 
every kimi of game waK tn |ii> had. ahtindanl ti>>h in the rivers. 
Kiipir trei*i>, wild frtiii- of many kinds. <Mime now unknown, rich 
land for grain and tine paMurei^ for lior»es. The hunting of fur 
U^aring HniinaU was aliwi followe«l Uith for pastime and profit. 
The (*ompany at Kiji-'s Kort *e«'m to have inclmletl S4'veral Swim* 
|)et>ple, and iImti' i« a prt>l»al»iliiy ihai the LefHer* and Kiees, too, 
wen« fnnn Switzerland. a<( they ffdlo\ve<l the tenetn of the Wo- 
foriniNl Presbyterian Church. an«l their de«cen«lants have more 
of the rhnraeieriHii(>s of the Swi*s than of thr (lermau p«i»ple. 
They were very ndigious : s<i'm to liavf Uimi more than usually 
well e<lueaied. and to have U-en n*fined ; that is to fta\% not of 
a vulgar or ordinary S4irt, a* they had among them hn-eding and 
iiiaiiiitr''. almve the ei>iiinion ela^s ; and the feature^ of tlnir de- 
windants indicate this in a markcnl <legre<». 

The name of I^-ffler weins to have ap|>eareil in severnl Im-al 
ities in I'a. rarliiT than tin- time of .Tacoh. There i- a .fnroh 
Lrfflrr in I'erks Co.. as early as 17«»7, ami Mnjor Conrad Lrf- 
firr (tJth Ihiiialion IJcrks Co. 177^, with whom was a-^s^K-iated 
Liriil. Col. Jnhtt IUrr), may have Ikk-u a relative. es|M'cially as 
the name «»f Conrad j«eein« to occur at Kiee's Fori, and a family 
of the name came to Corvdon. In«l.. fr«>iii W: -t* ni I'a.. and had 


been more or less associated witli the Lefflers. The names of 
Peter, Pliilip, John, Frederic and others of the Leffler sir-name 
appear in the Archives among the Militia and taxpayers of Pa. 
even earlier than the settlement at Eiee's Fort. The descendants 
have a tradition that Jacob Leffler, their ancestor, was born in 
Germany; this conld easily have been Switzerland, however, as 
the boats came from German ports. 

In disposition the families ha\'e always been most kind, 
open, withont fear, very hospitable, and of sterling integrity. 
iMany of them have lived to a great age, and have been firm sup- 
porters of the Presbj-terian Church almost without exception. 

Jacob Leffler married Catherine Miller, and he must have 
died about 1785, near the time of his Virginia Certificate, as 
his widow seems to have remarried to the Rev, Jasper Simler 
in or near 1786. (For her descendants by this marriage see 
Simler Gen. at Ijacic of hooJ,-.) 

Issue of Jacob Leffler and Catherine. 

2 ANNA MARGARET LEFFLER. b. Dec. 25, 1762: m., 1st, Daniel 
Rice; 2d, David Craig. 

3 JOHN JACOB LEFFLER. b. Aug. 9, 1767; m. Jane Smith. 

4 ANNE MARY LEFFLER. b. Jan. 15, 1769. 

5 ELIZABETH LEFFLER. b. Fel). 19, 1774; m. Henry Rice. 
G ISAAC LEFFLER. b. Dec. 4, 1777: ni. Margaret Vance. 

7 CATHERINE LEFFLER. b. April 21, 1782 : m. Peter Miller. 

Second and Third Generations. 

(-2) AXXA .MAHGAPtET LEFFLER. b. Hagerstown, 
^[d., IJec. 25, 1762 ; m., 1st, Daniel Rice. Slie was a woman 
remarkable for lier understanding and retention of mind and 
memory to the last moment of life. She died in a paroxysm of 
congestive fever, being ill but a few hours. At the time of her 
death she did not appear to be over 60 years of age, though ap- 
proaching 90. Her teeth were beautiful and white, and almost 
perfectly even. Her sight was good, and hearing perfect. 


After the ilontli <»f her fii'-t hnsliand she iii., 2(1. David Craig, 
a Protestant Irisliinaii, a inaii of , tine jx-rson and cxcoUent in- 
telligence', and <»f verv great dec'i>ion of charaeter, who was said 
to very much resend)le President Jackson, Ixttli in physical and 
mental (•liaracf<'ristics. (Notes from l)r. II. .1. IJice.) 

David anil Anna .MarL^aret an- imiii'd at Wavdand. Ind.. w lii-re 

tlu'V rcnioM-d tKuii ( niyiloti. |t\ lici lir^t Im-liaiid. Daniel Kiit-. >lie 

liad 7 cliil., a- fnllnw- l.'li'.nlnth. III. Ml. I'.owman ( soe porliait). 

./iK-iili, III. I'nily ('<Hi|)cr. Ahiiiliiiiii. .hiliii, Hiiiii/. .iiinii Mariiiiict. 

Isiiiir, 111. Nar(i>-a M<>iita;:u .\ll( ii. For a further aeeount of her 

de^eeiidants >ee Hki (Ii ii. \u. i. 

I'.y licr -Jd hii^liand. David ( rail/, -he had i>-iie laM Ixuii at 

Itice- Fort I : 
S 1)A\ID CK.VK;. 1>. 17!iS. When a youn;: man lie went down the 

river to Niw <hlean^ or a llat hoat. and Mas never afteiward heard 

of. It i» »u|(|io-ed he died, lie \\a- a tiiie youiii; man .iiid amiiitioiis. 
ft .l.\NF ( i;.\l(;. 1.. ISdd. I'a.: m. twiee. Nt t.i Mi. Martin, and Id 

to a .Mr. I'.iillni nr Mullitt. H( r de-eendanl- li\e in ind near New 

.Mliany. Ind. l-.-iir hy Imth marria;.'es. 
10 DK. riKiM \^ ( i; AKi. I.. F.I.. -'.l. ISd.!-. m. .\|aiy ]]. WeMi. 

(:]) .lOll.X .l.\(()i; LKKKLKi;. h. .\u- n. 17<;.-, ,.r 
17<".7, aeei.rdiiiii i.i ditl'ercnt antln'fitit-. In the rrconl jiaiiilcd 
down aiimng many uf hi- di'^ccii<laiit- the name ot' .lohn <oem-; 
to lia\i' l»e<-ii I'liiillcd. liiit ill llir Simlcr taiiiilx ( de-t-ended Irolii 
hi- midjicr'- -on jy a 2d marriage) there i- a record which gi\'es 
ihir name, and -o ji i- ihonght U--! to include it. .\ccofdiiig to 
tradition, he wa- a \t vy tine man, tall, athletic, -troiig as a lion, 
and of' tirm will and good di-poil ion, gentle, |o\ing peace, and 
|ironioting ii, if neees.-ary, with force. lie m. dain' Snntli, I'eh. 
o, IT'^^, and li\"e(| on Short ('reek, -cvui mile- o\ii of Wheel- 
ing, \'a., actpiirefl land, hnill di-t i llcrie-, mill-, and assi-led in 
('(liicatioiial moxcment-, |ironioting the Iniver-ity of iJlooming- 
toii, Ind.. ami heing rln-ricc of the Peace in honcgal Twii., in 
r^^'i.',. (Washington ('<.., Pa.) lie later removed to Iowa, for 
he is -ai<l to lia\c heeii huried in Pnrlington ; d. .March '5, 1844, 
ao-e<l 7^ \ r-, O m. mid 22 d. ( M lie l'a<l ten ciiih'ren, and 


with exception of one, each of his sons received a college edu- 
cation. Two of his sons became members of Congress, one from 
Virginia, and the other from Iowa. 

Chil. of Jacob Leffler and Jane Smith. 

11 HON. ISAAC LEFFLER. b. Nov. 2.5, 1788, in Washington Co., Pa. 

12 JOHN LEFFLER. b. April 1, 1791. 


d. unm. Oct. 3, 1836. 

14 JOHN LEFFLER. ^ Triplets, b. June G, 1796. 

A Bachelor, Lived with William; d. 1841, 
Burlington, Iowa. 


16 ABSOLOM LEFFLER. b, Sept. 10, 1798. 

17 WILLIAM LEFFLER. b. May 30, 1800. 

18 DAVID LEFFLER. b. June 20, 1802. 

19 ELIZABETH LEFFLER. b. Sept. 14, 1804. 

20 MARY LEFFLER. b. April 13, 1807. 

21 HON. SHEPHERD LEFFLER. b. April 24, 1811. 

(5) ELIZAEETII LEFFLER. b. Feb. 10, 1774; d. in 
Corydon, Ind., 1831 ; m. Henry Rice at Rice's Fort, in Dec, 
1790. He was a brother of her sister Anna Margaret Leffler's 
first husband. She d. in Corydon, Ind. For a record of her 
chil. and numerous descendants, see Rice Gen. No. 3; Payne 
Gen. No. 2, and Bromv:eIl Gen. No. 10 J/.. 

(6) ISAAC LEFFLER. b. Dec. 4, 1777; d. Ang. 15, 
1833, in Corydon, Ind. Was very yonng when his parents died, 
and was reared by his brother Jacob; m. Margaret Vance, who 
was b. Feb. 16, 1782, and d. July 13, 1839. They were m. 
March 26, 1801. One of his name was Justice of the Peace in 
Wash, Co. Pa., in 1813. They lived in Corydon, Ind., for the 
greater part of their lives, and are buried there, in Cedar Hill 
Cemetery. He was a merchant, and owned mills, and was 
wealthy. He had one of the first brick houses built in that 
])art of Indiana, and a portion of it is still standing, with the 
little old brass door knobs. It was considered a verv fine man- 

T H E L E F F 1. E W F .A M I I. \ . 223 

sion for that time and place. In relii>i<>us lu'lief tli(\v were 
Presbyterians and supporters of that clmrch in ('orv(htn. 

t'liil. iif /.si/fif Liffltr mill Mm i/iiKt. 

11 \:\.\/..\ i.KI'I'I.EU. 1). .Tan. .'>. ISdJ: m. Il.-ii janiin .\\ del. .tie of Coiy- 
«l(in. Ind.. iiii.l .1. Fi 1.. 4 

■l:\ .M.\i:V ANNA I.FFFI.i:i;. 1.. Manli 1. ISO.',; ,1. Aujr. 4. ls:51. apod 
•_'(■» \r«. 

:.'4 .lOlIN I.KFFI.KK. I.. April IW. 1S(I7: ,1. D.-.-. 11. IS.!.?, a^uil H\ yis. 
7 iiu). 

i:, KOJ'.Fi;!' FEFFEEH. h. Sept. 7. ISOM: d. in Coiydon. Foh. 27. ia8.>. 
W'a^ a nu-iciiaiit of I'oivdon. (Javr tlu' Im-I! whicli Imiii,' for lifty 
or sixty years in tin* tosvcr of tlio Pi('sl)yt«Mian ( liiinii in ( niydim. 

•J(i .M.\H(;A1!ET LEFFLEU. h. F.-l.. IS. ISli: ni. Sanm.d Kotiit- and 
iiv.d in Cuiydon. II.- <l. "Shurh •_'!. IHiU. Slu- d. !)«•<•. !t. ISC.l. a;:fd 
4!t yi>. 

i: ADFI.INt: IJ;FFLE1:. I.. Manh s. isj.-, : ,1. j,, Spi in-lirld. D.. F.i.. 

l!Mt7. iiNcr !•() VIS. (if n\sv. in. Danfuitli. Li\rd in ( niydnn 

and .\r\v All»any. Ind. Had i-'sm-: .Mary, w lin ni. l)a\itl Kin;^ of 
Spi inj,Mi(dd. (». H'lltit, who m. Hohtrt T. Kin;r. and another dan., 
wliu ni. C.ip. C. Hall of El^'in. III. .Mary Danfortli Kin;: d. F.I).. 1!)07. 

JS KITH .lANF LEFFF.EI!. I., .hm.- l.l I SI 7: .1. Nov. JS. IS.IO. 

•J!i ISAAi \AN( E LEFKI.Ei;. 1.. D.r. J 1 . lSl!t. 

:!0 II.MIKIKT NFWEI.I. !.i:FF!.i:i;. K. _•!•. ]H11: .1. \i|._r. JS. 1S_>4. 

(7) (ATIIKIM.XK l.i:iKI.KK. h. .\pril l'I. 17m';. 1. 

Fch. l'7. l^f.s; III. .\|ii-il 1^. 17'.'7. In r.icr .\iill.r. Live. I at 

fir-t in \Va<li. ("'•.. Pa., hiii cauH' -'«,\\ after ihc hirih of ihc 

first chihl t.» Ky., |)rol»ahly. and later \>i Ind. ( llani~-in ("o. ). 

Their de<eendant< have livrd in and around ( 'ory.juii. Issne: 

:;i FLI/Alli:ri! MII.I.FI;. I.. o.t. l!i. 17!iS: m. .lolin l!.-n<-,-. Issue: 

Ihiiiiis, 1(. O.I. Jl. isjl. I', ,1)1', 1,1 , l>. .\uv'. 7. |S2:{: ni. Simeon H. 

W.dfe. n w.dlknowii l.iwyei. SdihiIis. h. Nov. ."). IS-2.'>: m. .Miss Nel- 

s.)n. .fmii\ li. .Inly .! 1 . 1SJ7: in. .Mr. Snod;:rass. a merchant of New 

.Mhany. .l</.7i»/.. li. Hi. Is.Jii: m. Mr. (Jarner. ha> son. E.hv., 

livinj: in Florida. sai<l to !«■ v<'ry we.ilthy. .[nnr llli-.n. h. May 11, 

18.3."): m. Dr. Harv.y S. \V.)lfe of New Albany. I'Jhti Kliznlxth, h. 

June 21, IS.SO; m. Henry I'.rock (was m. previons to this). John 

Doup, 1). March .'5. 1S41. These chil. wen- all h: in Harrison Co., 

Ind., and in IfllO finly two of them were livin^r. the .id ami 7th. 

.32 MAIUJARET MILLEK. h. .Tan. 2. ISOI. 

•.V.\ .I.VCOI'. MILLER, li. Mav .'.1. Is(i4. 


34 LYDIA MILLER, b. July 23, 1800; ni. Mr. Miller; luul son, Lewis, 
and dau., Margaret, who ni. Mr. Hurbaugh. Lydia d. Sept. 26, 1804. 

35 DAVID MILLER, b. Sept. 18, 1808. 
30 DANIEL MILLER, b. Aug. 28, 1810. 

37 ISAAC MILLER, b. July 5, 1812. 

38 JOHN W. MILLER, b. Sept. 3, 1814. 

39 ADELINE MILLER, b. March 26, 1817. 

40 WILLIAM A. MILLER, b. Sept. 3, 1821. 

41 ELIAS MILLER, b. Feb. 18, 1824. 

42 CATHERINE MILLER, b. July 11, 1829. 

Tpiird Generation. 

(Including the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Generations.) 

(10) DPv. THOMAS CRAIG, b. Feb. 23, 1S03, in 
Wash. Co., Pa. ; d. in Albia, Iowa, June 11, 1882 ; m. Mary 
Elizabeth Welsh, who was b. at Shepherdsville, Ky., Oct. 21, 
1811, and d. at Albia, Feb. 13, 11)02, in lier Dlst year. Dr. Craig 
was a fine character, a skillful and higlily respected physician^ 
and for many years practiced in Corydon, Ind., where he was 
the family pln^sician of the Rices, Paynes, Lefflers, McGrains 
and other old families of the place. He owned considerable 
property there, and has always been remembered with gratitude 
by those he served so faithfully, and who know his true nobility 
and worth. He and his wife reared fourteen children to man- 
hood and womanhood, and among them there were four sons who 
held connnanding positions in the army of 18G1-4. 

Chil. of Dr. Thomas Craig and Mary E. 

43 MAJ. ROBERT EMMET T. CRAIG, b. Corydon. Ind., Nov. 29, 
1830; d. in Murphreesboro, Tenn., April 2, 1804. He was a lawyer 
by profession. He m., 1st, Helen Horion; 2d, her sister Lulette; 
had issue by 1st union. Roht. E., Jr. (ni. and lives in Houston, Tex., 
several ehil.). Helen, m. Clay Lambert, Crawfordsville, Ind. She 
has 5 ohil., as follows: Grace (d.). Fannie (m. and lives in S. D.). 
Ward, Kent, Elinor Olive. Maj. Robert l<]niniett Craig was in the 
85th Ind. Reg. He was in prison three months at Libby. 

44 CAPT. DAVID ALEXANDER CRAIG, b. Laconia, Ind.. Sept. 2, 
1832; d. in Albia, la.. Aug. 31, 1803. He was a merchant. He was 

THE L E F F L E R F A M 1 L Y . 225 

Capt. of Co. H. 17th Iowa Inf.: iii. Josephine Woolsey. Issue: Jo 
scphitie, who ni. Mr. Clarno, and Ida, who ni. Mr. Xewell, and had 
2 chil. (Porthind, Ore.). Capt. Craig's widow remarried to James 
Kobb, an attorney, (d.). 

4.-) LIEIT. SAMIEL THOMAS CRAIG. 1st Iowa Cavalry. Served 
his country live years, war of 1861. Marchant; ni. Helen V>. \V\g- 
gins. He was h. in Corydon, Ind.. March 22, 1835, and d. in Albia, 
la., March 17, l!U)i. Had issue: Samuel Thomas, Jr. ( ni. Nellie 
Xoble and had son, Herbert). Charles (d.). Hrloi. m. Albert \\'. 
Potter. Laura, m. Wni. T. Ramsey, who owns coal mining interests. 
I One dan. I . Albia, la. 

•1(1 ,MAHY MARGARET CPvAKi. 1>. Waveland, Ind.. July 5. 1837 : d. 
in Xeb. in Jan., 1901: in. L. 1). I'liinney. Issue: Mvdora ( ni. Mr. 
McGee. and ln\s Rerna. who is a trainiHl nurse by i)rofession, living 
in Bullalo, X'. Y. Helen, m. and living near Niagara Falls, and an- 
other dau., who lives near St. .Inc. Mo. i . Lauren (unniar. I. Maii. 
ni. Fiank Tuttle (in gov't cinii'iiy ])in<liising -ui)plies. Tlicy liavi' one 
dau.. Lucille). Kiiinia i mi. Win. MiCluic. ;ind has (Jrace. who is a 
kiudcrgaiten teacher, and Leah, wiio is a student at the I'niversity 
in Lincoln, Neb.). Frank, m.. but has no chil.: is a ranchman in 
S. I). Charles (d.l. 

47 RLTH .L\NE CHAIG. b. Sept. 24. ls:i!l: ni. William Sliaw id.), 
Centreville. la. l>suc: j-.'niili/ ]'ir(iinia id.), ll'/zi. I'Jnin, m. Bes- 
sie Byrolie. Issue: 1\(\. whn lived in .\u\tin. Te.\. Samuel Thom- 
as (d.). /.'(•';/( (leant I d. I i'.en l.rnni Mil. Djulley Mitchell, St. 
I'aul. Minn., and has l-'va, who m. and lives in Fargo. S. \). filadys 
and Dudley. Ji). L'lia, ni. Mauiiee Kroeger (music dealer of Okla.: 
has .'{ chil.) : Man/ /■,'., in. .Merrill Mceki r. a jeweler ( d. ) : has 2 dan.. 
Ix'lia and Florence, St. Paul. Minn. 

48 EMILY VIRGINIA CRAKi. Twin oi tlu' above: d. .Ian. IS. lS.-)0. 

49 CAPT. JAMES WILLIAM CRAKi. b. Dec. Iti. 1841: d. Oct. 2:?. 
1879. Was in Co. H. 17lh la. Inf. Served three years in the Civil 
Wdv. He was in the theatre when Lincoln was assassinated; sat 
in the bo.\ opposite Lincoln, and was one of the two men who pur- 
sued Booth on the stage to the back door of the theatre: heard him 
ride away; ni. Mary E. Welsh. Issue: WillianK m. Mary, m. Edw. 
Saunders and had 3 chil. (Cala.). James (d.). 

.-)0 SUSAN E. CRAIG, b. Aug. 11. 1843: d. Sept. 4. 18(iO. 

ol SABAH AMANDA CRAIG, b. in Waveland, Ind., April 11, 1845; 
m. Theodore B. Perry, a well-known lawyer of Iowa, residing at Al- 
bia. He was a law partner for twenty years of Judge John S. 
Townsend, whose wife was a sister of Gov. Samuel H. Elbert of 
Denver., Colo,, Mrs, Sarah Amanda Perry has had 3 chil,: Eldon 



Craig (d.). Grace (m. Geo. D. Miller and has Philip Peny, Ruth, 
Frances and Martha). Theodore Boliccr, a lawyer in partnership 
with his father (unni.). He is a graduate of Ann Arbor, Mich., 
Law School. 

52 WALTER PRESTOX McCORMTCK CRAIG, b. April 17, 1847; m. 
Elizabeth Elgin. Issue: Walter, m., lives in Keokuk, la. 

53 ALICE M. CRAIG, b. March 4. 1849; ni. Robert Steele (d.). Issue: 
Robert E. (d). Mary .1. (ni. Jos. Crandals, and has one son and 
live dau., Centerville, la.). Teresa E. (m. James Peabody: has '■) 
chil.). Ruth Jane (m. John Miller, who is interested in the coal 
mines of Centerville, la. They have 4 sons). Lucy, m. T. Mason; 
1 son, Clinton, la. Minnie A., m. Fied Lentz (tel. opr., Marshall- 
town, la.; one son, Rex). 

54 THEODORE DAY CRAIG, b. Feb. 7, 1851; d. Nov. 9. 188G; m. 
Lucy Grissom, Albia, la. Issue: Charles, m. Lizzie Hyatt; has 
son, Edwin. In lumber business, Albia, la. Ella, m. Wm. Sylves- 
ter, a teacher at Amos College, la. Has 4 chil. Walter, m., 2 chil., 
St. Joe, Mo. Lucy, m. twice; 1st to Mr. Chenoworth (one son, Rob- 
ert), 2d, to Mr. Colter (2 sons), Centerville, la. Dr. Thomas D. 
(dentist), Albia, la., unm. 

55 ALBERT GALATIX CRAIG, b. Feb. 25, 1853; d. 1890. No issue. 

56 CHARLES ADDIS CRAIG, b. March 16, 1855 ; d. Jan. 2, 1889; m. 
Alma Trader. Issue: Lottie, m. Mr. Hagg; 2 chil., Eldon, la. 
Preston, unm. 

Xov. 25, 1788, in Wash. Co., Pa. ; m., 1st, 
Rebecca Fornian, in Xov., 1814; she d. 
and he ni., 2d, Letlienia, dan. of Hugh 
and Snsanna (Bounds) Mitchell, in 1832.* 
The following- is from the Congressional 
Directory (Lanman) : "Lie was educated 
in Jefferson College, studied law, and set- 
tled in Wheeling, Va. In 1817 was elected 
to the Virginia Legislature, where he 
served eic-ht vears. In 1827 he was 

(In Old Age. 

*NOTE — Hugh Mitchell, b. Jan. 25, 1776, and wife, Susanna Bound.s, b. 
April 10, 1782, had issue: Margaret, b. Dec. 31, 1802; m. Absolom Leffler. 
Lethenia, b. Oct. 26, 1803 ;m. Hon. Isaac Leffler. And7-ew. b. Oct. 6, 1806. T. 
Wiley, b. Jan. 13, 1805, John. b. Feb. 24, 1808. Nancy, b. Nov. 25, 1812. Rob- 
ert, b. March 10, 1815. Sarah Jane, b. July 20, 1817. Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1819. 
Samuel P., h. Feb. 24, 1821. 


elected a member of the Board of Public Works, and was 
a representative in CongTCss from Virginia, from 1827 to 
1829 (20th CongTcss). In 18o2 again ek^cted to the Virginia 
Legislatnrc. and in ls35 removed to l]nrlin<>ton, Ta. Served 
two years in the Legislature of Wi«;consin Territory, one year 
as Speaker, and he was one year in the Legislature of Iowa. 
In 1843 was appointed ^rprshall of I)\va. In 184'J Register 
of tlie Land Office at Stillwater, but declined. In 1852 ap- 
pointed Receiver of the same office.'' 

Fed. .March 8. 1800, in r.urlin-r'.n. la. 

Sercii I'ltil. 1)1/ rirsi Wife. Rebecca. 

57 ELBRIDfJE LEFFLKII. .1. Mai. 2!i. Isr.S; in. A'^w^^ Ronaldson. 
Had Dorcd.s (wlio in. EUwanl C'aiiu'ion, and had Clarence and Ches- 
ter). William, Horace, .Maiffarct (wlio ni. (Jeorge Chilcote). and 
Elizabeth (who ni. Daniel Hamilton). 

58 JOHN F. LEFFLKIJ. b. Is2(): d. Oct. ll . 1S41. 

50 DR. JOSEPH F. LKFFLKi;. I.. Isj.", : ,1. !),,•. 20. ]HM\. 

(10 .lAMKS LEFFLKi;. 

Gl ELOISE LEFFLKIJ. 1.. Se|>t. 24. ISlC (?l: d. Feb. (i. ISSS; ni. 
Isaac Kelly. Had Isaac (who ni. Nettie Frazier). .SVn/n/r/ (ni. Mary 
Mitchell). .Joseph (m. Skillinji). .Mesander (ni. Helen Up- 
ton). Otis (ni. Jennie Sunderland), and had Harold. Eliza (m. 
John Wrijiht I . 

(i2 (AROLl.VE LEFI-'LER. b. Feb. ;». : d. Jan. I. l!t():;. 

b.'. RFJSKCCA LEFFLER. ni. Isiac Ba;.'-,'s : had Monttjomerfj. ,\ra (ni. 
Geo. Dickie, and has (ieo. Jr.). Eihrard, Charles. 

Six Cliil. of Hon. Isaac L<fjlrr and S'l-ond Wife. Lrthenia : 

(14 ISAAC LEFFLER. b. 18.37: d. Jan. 2:5. 1855. 

()5 ALEXANDER McCLURE LEFFLER. b. May 24, 1830. 

()(> DAVID I. LEFFLER. b. 1841 : d. An-. 1, 1861 (1st la. (avalry). 

07 MARGARET LEFFLER. m. Oliver Palmer. 

08 LETHENIA LEFFLER. in. Daniel Baum. 

69 SARAH LEFFLER. b. :May 2.'}. 1844: m. E. E. Edwards. Had 
dau., Lula Belle, who m. Clement Chase, editor and publisher of 
Omaha, Neb. 




Sept. 10, 1798, ill Pa. ; d. in Burlington, 
Ta., Aug. 28, 1841 ; in. ^fai-o-arct :\rcClure 
Mitchell, dan. of Susanna (l>onnds) and 
Hugh Mitchell, on Dee. .'H, 1709; she d. 
in Stockton, Cal., .Iiiiic 19, 187(i. She 
was one of the ])ioiieers of California, and 
her descendants are native sons and daiigh- 
tcrs of that state, which is there considered 
a very great honor. 

(Fioin iui Old I'aintinjf.) 




FjUjht tliil. of Absoloia Lcfficr and Mai ga ret M.: 


.JACOB LEFFLER. m. Surah J. Cameron. Had ninlic. Frank. Ed- 
aard L. and Hattie AiK/iista. He d. Feb... IDIO. 

SAMUEL LEFFLER. m. Mary Craig (Stockton. Cal.) : had Noluff 
C, who ni. Kate Tulley Forrest, and had Viohi (wlio m. Richard Ell- 
win May), and RolulF F. AdcfUir (ni. .Joseph II. Martin and had 
ilary), and Orlando ^Yilhur. 

CLARA LEFFLER. I). : in.. 1st. Edward Inila Keep, and had 

Hattie Aiiyiista (in. Harry Eldridjre King, and has one dan., Mil- 
dred). Clara m., 2d, James Crosby Gage, and liad Julia Marccllen 
(who in. Geo. Francis Hudson, and has one child, Clara Catherine, 
b. Oct. 13, 1909), Stockton, Cal. 

SUSANNA LEFFLER. in. her cousin. Isaac Vance Lcffler. (See 
No. 29. ) 
SARAH JANE LEFFLER. b. 1837: d. 1840. 

(17) WILLIAM LEFFLER. b. May 30, 1800; in. in 
Va. in 1824, Mary A. j^oble. They lived there, where they 
had a large nnmber of slaves. In 18.j() removed to Burlington, 
la. Llis four eldest chil. were b. in Va., the three youngest 
in la. lie was a Civil Engineer, and would take large con- 
tracts from the Government for surveying the western lands, 
and be away from home months at a time, with parties of men 
to help him. 

T \l K I. K K K L K li 1 A M 1 I. V . 


A I I.I.I \M I.I ri'i.Ki: < 17 

Hiflhl chit, of Win. I.t flirr ami M'tiy A. 
lollN I.KKKI-KU. in. Kliz. Mowsninn. Uml 'l Hotix. I'lnridmrr, iiiitl »» i//irtHi. Th«\ have alwTiyn livcl at "I^'mci -." ru-iir \V. 
|tiirliM;;1nn. la. Pio\ i«l«in-«' ami .lolin liv«» toplliir. th<- fornur Imiujj; 



uiiniiu-.: the latter m. Mollie Bowman, and has 1 son anil 3 daughters. 
William lives in Portland. Ore. 
7!» EMILY LEFFLER. m. R. S. Chalfant in 1846. Had Martha, a 
very gifted girl, who d. at the age of 18 years; Mary, who m. T. R. 
Ross, who owned murh land near Boone, Iowa. They had two 
daughters. Anna, and Belle. The former m. Marion Burrell, and has 
several ehil.. and owns hundreds of acres of land and is wealthy. 

The latter. Belle, m. Swales, and has 2 sons, and lives with her 

father, T. R. Ross, and has been a great comfort to him, and a very 
dutiful daughter. Flora (m. Wesley Dillon). She is a fine book- 
keeper and accountant. Belle; m. W. D. Worthington, and lives at 
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa ; has a beautiful home, and the finest library in 
the place. Her husband is a very great reader and student. No 



82 PROVIDENCE LEFFLER. d. unmar. in lSt>:; on iiis way home 
from California. 

83 RUTH LEFFLKi;. d. in childhood. 

84 ANNA LEFFLER. m. in 1801 to J. VV. McFarland (Chicago) . Had 
2 daughters, Emma and Clara. The first, a beautiful, serious, and 
studious girl, was fond of books, and graduated before she was six- 
teen at High School, went to College and fitted herself as a teacher, 
and at the time of her death was in a good position in High School. 
She d. of a cold contracted in the chilly halls of the building, at the 
age of 22 years. The second daughter. Clara, was four years younger, 
and ni. H. W. Ohl. who has been buyer for the firm of Carson, Pirie, 
Scott & Co., of Chicago, for eighteen years, and goes to New York 
nearly eveiy month for goods. They have 2 chil., Irma, b. about 1894, 
and AValter, b. about 1800. 

85 MARTHA LEFFLER. d. in childhood. 

(18) DAVID LEFFLER. b. June 
20, 1802; educated at Bloomington Univ., 
Ind. Lived in West Liberty, Pa., Wasb. 
Co. ; d. May 4, 1885 ; m. Rebecca Kelly. 

Chil. of David Leffler and Rebecca: 

86 SHEPHERD LEFFLER. b. May 11, 1845; 
m. and had Amelia, Elbridge, and Raymond. 

87 JOHN LEFFLER. b. Aug. 30, 1846. 

88 ELIZA LEFFLER. b. May 13, 1849; m. J. 
Lazear. No chil. 

1 II K I. K I y I. K i; I A M I I. \ 

2a I 

8!t KMM A I.KKH.Ki:. I.. .Iiilv .iu. is.M ; m. Dr. K. I,. fJiliimro. .Ian. 17. 

1X72. H«- il. Manh .1. VMH\. Mas Ihirul. h. D.h-. .{. lS7i: Hlla l/.ii/. 

Ii. .Fun. «. 1K7.'». an.l il. tkt. 2S. 1S7S: Kt.hnl, h. .Ian. !(). 1S7S. and il. 

Nov. n. 187H; //oi.iir Ufflir, b. Oct. 11. IHTU; Aili,, b. S.-|.t. l.J. 

1882: Lrgler. b. June 12. 188,'i. 
!K) A(:\K.s I.KFFI.KK. ».. April 21. 18.-.4: U. June l-l. ISC.H. 
!M .IA( nn I.KKKLKK. I.. <Kt. 4. IS.'ul: ni. Flora Torrx . Liv.s ,„ar 

Wi-hI ltuilin;>ton. la. I)au;>b(fr. Hf/rllr. 
'Ji KLLA I.KFFLKK. I.. April 22. IHiMl; A. Mar.b I'.». 1SS7: ni. 

Churc-linian. and ha- oni* rhil.. Klla. 

( 1'.') I- 1.1/ \i:i- 111 I i:i ri.i;K. i.. 

Sr|d. 1 J. lso4: 111. SaniiM-l .Mii.h.ll 
W.MMJ., S pi. J. \^JJ. In Is.-,;; she went 
ti» (jil. I.ih a iiuiiuroiiH |n>>trriiy. iirarly 
ill! iN'iii^ n^idcnts of that stati'. 
Ik ^ -. U'*uc: 

02^ AM>KK\V \V(MU)S. in. hi» r«»u«in. .lam- Iwi-fflir. FHi. 10. IH.VJ. 
Had iooui*: U'lf/idiM idl: l/dri/ ./anr i m ho in. Duke .*<. Li|i»c«inili 
and had .lordan Li|iM^Muli. William LipMiinib. Farl I^ipitronili. and 
Hirhard l.ipiM-ondi. U'illiani l.ipMt>inb in. F^lilh lltown. Karl Lip- 
•M-<iinli ni. I >ra (iiliMin and had .lai'k : ami Kirhani Lip-M-otnli ni. Fh-ta 
Ixive (tardiii'r ami had Duki- H. and Vrrli> l.ip'M'ondil . Smnin-I (ni. 
I«t. I^jiura Itipdou. ami had Amlreu \V<mmU. Ora WimmU. and Myrtle 
WimmU: and bv 2d wife. Nellie roriiell. he had Howard \V(kn|h|. ./oAm 
l.r/fltr, f'mmft tdl. .|iif/»»ir id), ami {niir Hlizuhrfh i w ho m. (leni- 
ent v. Dart all. anil ha< h^irl W. Datrali. anil liuanl (lenient Par 
rah I. 

!i;i .MAIIV .1 \Ni: \\(M»|)^ ■ It"- 'M •-.;• • William l^-wi. M.iiil.N. 
No ehil. 

JM .MAH(;AI:KT ThDI) UimiD.S. m. M.11.I1 .;(!. 1S.-,K. Al.raliaiii .lanii 
<Mtn Hriiili'i >oti, and had I'ifir t'li:a (in. Alvin It. Darriili: no fain.). 
ll'i//iri»i If. I ni. Carrie Ayne- Carter, and ha<l Helen |. Sniinul 
ThnmuM (in. .\da Van .\Uline|)oeker : no fain). 

!•.-. Iin;ll Mm IIKI.I. \V(M>|)S. llaehelor. 

!Hi .l\((Hl I.KFFI.K.i: WiMlDS. m. Virj;inia K. Ward. (>••(. H. 1S7.1. 
Mad F.iliru, \\,i>,l MX hi. III. M.iIhI r«iii. an.l li.i.i Wan! Maiilevi. 

!t7 1{KI{K( < .\ W(MU)S. DiiNJ 

!»S SAMCKL W(X)I)S. m. riuiniin r Klli-. and had t'l„,,„<r ./. 
and Clniii ./. ltwin<). IfUn /'.. and Fmiirrn Hrrhfii. 

W S[ S.\S KI.IZ M'.iril \\n(H)s ,„ F..M11.I I.. Cneili. S.-pt. I'l. IHC.-,. 

232 THE L E F F I. E R F A M 1 L Y . 

Had Ererett ('., died: Robert Lee, died; Francis Mitchell (who lu. 
Lulu Thomas, and had 3 daugliteis, Grace, Rita, and Otha) ; Wil- 
liam, died: Mary J. ( wlio ni. Geo. E<hvin Reek), and Dulciiien Eliza- 

(21) IIOX. SHEPHERD LEFFLER. b. Apr. 24, 
1811. Erliicar('(l in tlie State University at Bl<x)iiiinj2,'toii, Tiid. 
Fie lived in Va.. and removed to Burlington, la., and was a 
Representative in Congress from that state. He, is said to have 
been the only Democrat in the entire Leffler family, and Avas al- 
ways Inirrahing- for Jackson from cliildliood. Tlie Letiier fam- 
ily in tlie early days are said to have been Whigs, with tliis ex- 
ception. Shepherd Avas a very liand-^ome man, and wlien in 
Washington was popular socially. lie always took his little 
daughter with him avIkii lie went to the White House. He 
m. Elizabeth Parrott ( b. Aug. 12, 1S20, and d. Oct. 2, 1878), 
and he d. Sept. 7. 187l». 

Cliil. of Hon. Sltrphrnl Jjfflrr n,i(1 EHzah'th. 

100 ( IIAi;i>i:s IJ:FFLER. (MaiysvlUe. Mo.). 


102 A.MKLIA LEFFLER. ( (iiieajro) : ni. Mr. Sunderland, and has 3 
(laii<;liters. F(i)iiiic. ./ciniir and Bessie. .Jennie ni. ^Ir. Kelley (Chi- 
cago ) . 

(29) ISAAC VAXCE LEFFLER. b. Dec. 21, 1819; 
m. Oct. 28, 184G, in Burlington, la., his cousin, Susanna Lef- 
fler. Went to Cal. Avith the jiioneers of that state, and d. there 
in Stockton, Oct. 4, 1904, aged 85 years. W^as a laAA^yer. and 
in 1845, with others, petitions the Legislature of lov/a. He 
practiced in ihe Supreme Court of Iowa. 

103 Chil. of Isaac ]'ance Leffler and f^usauna. 

104 FRF:DERIC LEFFLER. b. Oct. 1. 1S47: in. Ennna I5aner May o, 
1874. Had: Darid William, b. June 28. 187.). and d. Sept. 13. 188.5; 
■fosephinc Florence, fiitsanna. Hennan Vance (San Francisco). 

]0.-> FLORENCE LEFFLER. b. .Tan. 28, 18.50. and d. June 4, 1873; m. 
Isaac Lothrop, Aug. 12, 1872. Had: Horatio, who d. Feb. 18. 1874. 
lOG ARSOLOM LEFFLER. b. Aug. 17. 18.53: unniar. 

T M K I, K F F L K 11 F A M I I. V . J.1.1 

MiiiiiK- I.. >killiiiu'. Mill haii : Ihtini h'>>%s, li. .Tiily 20. ISMI, an. I 

CUimlr. I.. Murih 14. ISiM. 
1«H M AIC<;.\KKT IMLA LKKFLKK. b. Spt. JO. 1SU_»; m. I)i. (;«.. B 

K..II. Jan. 24, ISsS. Sin .1. July 30, lh1i;i. lla.l l.iirtlh; \t. Nov. 5. 

ln!» » LAKIHKI. LKKKI.KK. I.. N'ov. 4. I8(W: m. Inm- I. ISOfi. to WII 

liiini li«nry Kinj;: no fniii. hivi>« in San Krnnt'i««ii. 

DcMti'mlaiits of Major I'ounul LrffU'i: 

l»i:. .lolIX PKTKRCOXILVDI.KFKI.KK. Major Con 
eral in tin* .ViiuTicaii Kcv.tliiiinii. ('hum- fri«in lI<'?iM> Casscl to 
I 'a. ill I7«HJ. KdiicatiM] in tlio TniviTtiiiy tif GoiM'ti, (Jonnaiiy; 
III. Cutlicrini* Dr llari*-. May 2'-\, 17fi!», in Oloy Tup.. |{«rks 
Co., I*a. : «l. of fuini»l«-vrr in tin* I{«"v<i|iiiionarv army. Mr is 
suifi to iuiv«> Intu funiiliar with mvvu or fi^iit lanpiaps. and a 
iiiun of i^>at inflncncf ami rharucicr. lie whk one of tlie (*oni- 
iiiittcH* of Safety from .Monti;om<TV Co., Pa., Iirf<ir«' tin* IJrvolu- 
lion, ami Major of tlu> Sixili Hattalion of .\s.MN>iali>rs in tlio 
County of iJcrk)* for iho protection of the Provinn*, and for tlic 
drfi'nse of AnuTican Liborty. (S«n« Pa. Archivej*.) Ho \a 
ilioncht to hav(> hail Aovcral v*m*, Iml the names art* not known 
at pn-^'nt. i-xti-pt one, a.** follows. Is^uf: 

'\' JdllN I.KFKI.KK. I.ivi^ on the Miihlpnliarli. mar SImfTi-rHtnwn. 

I'M., ami d. abiiut \MQ. On«> of thr nn>( di<M-i|iliMi of Jncolt Alllirit'lit. 

foiindpr of llir Kvanerli«<«l Churrli; m. aliout ITi'M, Jiiliunii. dun. of 

John (irorp*. Min of iVirr ll«^*krr. i l!i*r nioihi>r un* uImi Julianu.i 

I'unii* 1721. and •4-tll)'«l on lln- MuIiIimiImicIi. Mud i»*u(': 

"•I .lOlIN I.KKKI.KIt. Ii. on tin- .Muhlcnbuth. .St-pt. 111. iHO.'t. .\I.>\..1 

lo Na|ii>rvil|p. 111.. IR.'>4: d. Junp :20. IfMO; m. Kamh. dnii. of 

IVlor and Mnpliilrnn Iliirk. I«<»iii*: 

III JKKKMIMI I.KKFI.KIl. I». MyrrMown. P«.. Oct. 10. l«4.'i. 
In Civil Wiir. lOlli anil In.'idi |||. Inf.: in. l>>nnM». ilun{;1i. 
of lienry and Kliuibi-th Hoy. If>«ur: Huiton iniHrric«l). 
ItairH. f'lauHr, Kalph. Karl K., Oliria (d). and A flu Hralrirr. 
(21 CHAHLKS WKSf.KY LKFFI.KH. in. Ijiura Koy (111.). 
(.1) I'AIL W. LKFFLKR. (1ii«iip.. III. Inv.nL.r of llip Ijcf 
llrr KliTlrif Sy«liin. nml «>f nimliinc for iniikin;; liiirlK-il 
wir«>. Olhrr iin|Mirtant inv«>ntionH. ni. .\nn«' F<TjjUM>n. 
<4) Sl'.SAXXA LKFFLKH. in. Inaar ('u»hnrd. Waterloo. la. 


(5) SARAH LEFFLER. cl. when 17 years of age. 

(6) LIZZIE LEFFLER. d. at age of 31 years: unmar. 

(7) JOHN LEFFLER, JR. d. in inf. 

(8) A DAU., who d. in inf. 

(b) SAMUEL LEFFLER. b. 1808 ; m. Elizabeth AYindermuth. 

(c) DANIEL LEFFLER. One of his sons moved to Ohio after the 
Mexican War. Daniel lived in Orwigsburg, Pa. ; d. 

(d) GEORGE LEFFLER. Bachelor. Orwigsburg, Pa.; d. 

(e) WILLIAM LEFFLER. m. and lived in Landingville. Pa.: d. 
about 1898. 

(f) JULIANNA LEFFLER. m. John Xogle. Newmantown, Pa. ; d. 

(g) ELIZ. LEFFLER. ni. John Snaveley. York, Pa.: d. 

(h) KATHRYN BETSEY LEFFLER. Landingville, Pa.: un- 
mar. ; d. 

(B) LEFFLER (son). 

(C) LEFFLER (dau.). 

The Descendants of Samuel Leffler. 

(b) SAMUEL LEFFLElR. (John, John Peter Conrad 1.) 

b. in Cocalico Twp,, Lancaster Co., Pa., ISOS ; ni. Eliz. Wil- 

dermuth in 1831, in Orwig-sbnrg', Pa. ; d. in Landingville, Pa., 

1876. Ont of respect to his memory, on the day of his fnneral, 

all bnsiness was snspended in Orwig-sbnrg, one of the largest 

towns in Sknvlkill Co. His wife was b. in Orwigsbnrg in 1800, 

dan. of Jno. Wildermnth. They were among the first members 

of the Evangelical Clmrch. There is a tradition in this family 

that the name Leffler is of French origin, and sig-nifies a 

"Flower," or La Fleur. This is a much prettier idea than the 

other before mentioned of the origin of the name. 

Issue of Samuel and Elisabeth : 

9 WILLIAM H. LEFFLER. b. in Orwigsburg. Pa.. 1832. Lives at 

10 SAMUEL LEFFLER. b. 1834: m. Sarah Miller about 1853: d. in 
Ocala, Fla., in 1890. Had 5 sons: Ellwood ; m. Cora Rose: lives in 
Reading, Pa.; has 5 chil. and 2 gr. chil. Milton; m. Valerie Regal; 
lives in Wash., D. C. (Govt. Printing office). Howard; m., 1st, Cora 
O'Harn of Mississippi, and. 2d, another southern lady; has one ch. 
(Tex.). -/?flt/woHf/; m. Ada Barsh (Reading. Pa.) . Claudius (died). 

11 EMMA LEFFLER. b. about 183G: m. Frank Zuber: lived in Do- 

THE L E F F L E U F A M 1 I. Y . -235 

ilifisville, I'a.; liail alxnit 10 chil. : d. in l'.U)l. Mar;/: in. .Tohn Soil 
of riiila. (has G eliii. and o <,'r. fliil.l. II i7/i(///i ; ni. Klla Hairy; lives 
in Cliirauo. Com: in. W't-sli-y HoytT. a rivil t-nj:.. at Port Cailnin. Pa. 
(.{ (hit.). //(//I.I/; ni. Miss Soil ( Poailiny^. Pa. I. 

\J. MAKV EEFFLEJf. I.. IS.tS: ni. Daniol Pan! in ISCC. ila- I Ifissis 
(»1.). Cunhlui (d.),anil l/i/i/nr Lr/fltr. i INirt (arliDn, Pa.i. 

l:{ ELIZABETH LEFFLEH. h. 1S41 : d. in inf. 

14 FHANKI.IN HFAM.VMIN I.KFFI.Ei;. 1.. Soj.t. in. 1S4:{: ni. duly 10, 
1S7<>, Amanda « '. I'aiil. d.ui. of l';uil Pan! and wifo ( Lydia Horn 
flofior. I). Hntior Iwp., Siliuylkill Co., Pa.. Ft 1>. .{. 1S4S). !,i\f at 
Fountain S|tiinj.'-i. P.i. \li' was oduiatoil in Aicadian in-t.. in Oi- 
\vi;jsl)iirj;. Issiio: .ln/«/n//i Htlirin, li. in Fo\intain Spi in;;^. May !•. 
|S72: <•«!. at tiio puldic s<di<Mds and at \\ o-t t'liostor Stato Ntninal 
Scliocd ; lioi-nsoil to |itartioo law; spent niiu- years in Now \'ork lity, 
and now snporx isiiij; piincipal of tho I'ort N'uo »rli<M>l-. i Pa. i . Mmnh 
l.iiiiiii. Ii. I.^intliii};\ illo, Aui.'. 12. Is7.'>; ed. in pul». -»li. and ;:iad. 
niii^eof tlio (icmnI Siiniiiritan Hosp., liihanon. Pa. i now liead nur>o at 
.Monto .\!to Sanitarium (Pa.i. (i<i,rijf I'mil. I>. .\pril Ht. 1S77. Foun- 
tain Sprin;;s, Pa.; eti. in puh. hoIi.; loainod tho art of piiiitin;r, aind 
is matuip-r of tho t'.tHtor ami I'ulilisht i\ Now ^ Kik la journal for 
puhlishors only I : ui. Aujr- -'•. 1!''>'>. Mary dano Hounds, at tin- ( hurch 
of tho Translij.nirution. in tlio rnnuintio world known a^ ilic "l.illlr 
Chiirrh Anninit thr ('ininr." His wife was li. in Sali-l»ury. .\Id.. |S7fi. 
tri//i(///i Hiiiiisiin, li. in Fountain Spiiii;:^. Pa.. .\u;.'. I.">, l!^7!l: ;:rad. 
in mod. :it tho .Modioo('hirur;:i«al ('ollo;,'e of Phila. in 1!I07. ami look 
a lioHpital course in th:- Vou!i;."*town. ().. and .McKoosport. Pa.. lio-pi- 
tals, and Um- in .\IrKo<"<port : m. ami ha-" dau. Planohe lune. wlio 
was 1». Nov. .">. ISS.J: m. Au>.'. 27. lOOS. to Norman Howard (Jei-l, and 
li\o^ in Darhy. noar Phila.; thoy Inivo a dau.. Phyllis Natalie (the 
only ;,'r. oh. of Franklin P«'nj. ami .\manda ('. Paul Iy<'lllor I . Slio was 
h. Nov. !•, P.tOil. Norman Howard (Joi-l was h. in .Mahsuton^io. twp.. 
North\indH-rland Co.. Pa., in ISSO. ( .\manda ('. Paul ahovo was a 
jrroatniooo. it is said, of .loan I'aul. othorwi-o known as dolin Paul 
.lonos, faniiiu- duiin;.' tho .\moriean Itexolulion. and who was of a 
Swiss family wlio souiL'ht rofu<:o in Scotland on account of rcdi^'ious 
or political trouldos in Swit/orland. I 

1.-. I.IA I I.KFFlJ.i;. I.. 1S4.-.: d. in inf. 

It; ri;l.\ll (JKOPCK LKFFF.EK. U. 1S4S: m. Kmma Mcl.)uodo. ISSO. 
I--UC. Will. .1111111 s Mrijuodr, and Clrmrnt ( Mo<hanic-villi'. Pa.). 

17 ( I.AKA l.l/Zli; TJ:FFI,KP. Inmar. : livr- with her uiuj,.. Wm. 


(1) REV. JASPER Sr:\ILER. b. in Switzerland, 
either in Zurich or Geneva ; date unknown at present. He was 
a student, became highly educated, was well versed in Latin, 
Greek, and also spoke French, as Avell as liis native tongue, the 
German. In Switzerland he held a professorship in some insti- 
tution of learning, and was said to have made monev, and when 
the tide of emigration turned to America was one of those who 
chose to come and trv the now world. He probably belonged 
to the same circles in Switzerland as Rev. Peter Fullenwider, 
and the ancestors of the Rice and Leitter families. He came to 
Westmoreland Co., Pa., in the early day, perhaps before Wash- 
ington Co. had been erected. He was in Rice's Fort, and ra., 
perhaps, about 1785 or 1786, to the widow of Jacob Leffler 
(1), who was Catherine, dan. of IMr. Aliller (probably of ^lil- 
ler's Fort). They had only one son, and are not known to have 
had any daughters. The name of Simlor has not increased mucli 
in the United States. 

A few years after Jasper Simler came to America and mar- 
ried he rode over the mountains to the town of Reading, Pa., 
to hear the Wesleyans preach, was converted, and ever after- 
ward a devoted ^Fethodist, was ordained to preach, and continued 
a minister until his death. He did not attain a great age. 

Issue : ( One son. ) 

(2) REV. ,I()HX SniLKR (.hisprv }). h. in i»a.. and 
probably in the vicinity of Rice's Fort, June 25, 1787 ; d. in 
Harrison Co., Ind., July 5, 1846 ; m. Susanna Winter, who Avas 
a sister of Catherine, who m. Jacob, son of Rev. Peter Fullen- 
wider. She was l)orn in Pa., probably near the same place as 
her future husband, Oct. 25, 1785, and d. in Harrison Co., Ind., 
July 5, 1814. They emigrated from I'a. about 1808, near the 


time during' which the Rice and iJooiie families came, and made 
a home in Jackson Twp., Harrison Co., on Raccoon Creek, a 
short distance north of Zoar Church. Th.e place is now known 
as the Hugh Dyer farm. Here his eldest children were born, 
perhaps all of them, and Jolin Jr., lived an<l died here. The 
country was very wild, but beautiful, at that early day. So 
much was it infested with wolves that large premiums were paid 
for their scalps. It is said that John Simler, Sr., often had 
considerable money for them, as he was a very successful hun- 
ter. He was a man of much more than ordinary ability in 
many ways ; was a teacher and com])oser of music, and read 
medicine a good deal. Two of his sons became ministers. He 
was a promoter of the University at Bloomington, contribut- 
ing money to it, and helping it in many ways. Some time be- 
fore his death he became an ordained minister and continued 
the work up to the end of his life. After his death his widow 
remarried to j\Ir. Hanks, a relative of the mother of Lincoln. 
He had eight chil., as follows : 

Chit, of -John Sinilcr and Susfuuia (Perhaps not correctly arranged) : 

3 DAVID SIMLER. Drowned when Ifl years of age in the Ohio river; 
lie and his brother were persuaded to go in by an older young man. 
who could swim, and were drawn in by the quicksand; both drowned. 

4 JACOB SIMLER. Was drowned with his brother above; aged 14 
years. He went to his brother's asistance and the sand overwhelmed 
them both. The place was Frank's Hollow, Harrison Co. 

5 JOHN SIMLER. JR. ni.. 1st, Isabel Stevenson; 2d, INIary Anne 

6 SOLOMON SIMLER. d. of brain fever at 19 years of age. 

7 ELIZABETH SIMLER. m. Absolom Mauck; had 3 dau.: Lucinda, 
Husanne, and Adeline; all now d. She d. of heart disease, aged 56 

8 DR. WILLIAM ANDERSON SIMLER. d. of typhoid fever, aged 27 
years; a very bright young man; a physician; m. and left a widow 
and 2 little daughters. 

9 ISAAC C. SIMLER. b. 1832 ; m. Elizabeth Fravel. and moved to Mo. 
in 1853 (?). Had 8 chil. : Catherine, Wesley, Daniel, Mary Anne, 
Inoac, Lucinda, George and John, the last living in Adair Co., Mo. 

238 THE SIM L E R F A M I L Y . 

Isaac C. Simler d. in 1898, a;j:o(l 7() years. He was an otlker in tiie 
Civil War; his son Daniel Siniler was killed durinj^- the war. Wesley 
Siniler was also a soldier, but lived to return home. 

10 M.\RY ANNE SIMLER. ni. Joseph Fiavel. and moved to Gibson Co., 
Ind. She was b. in Harrison Co., Ind.. Sept. 14, 1821, and d. in 
Owensville, Gibson Co., March 3. 1907. 

(5) HON. JOHN SIMLER. {John 2, Jasper 7.) b. in 
Harrison Co., Tnd., ]S"ov. 29, 1812 ; m., 1st, Isabel, dan. of James 
and Elizabctli Stevenson (who eame from Shenandoah Valley, 
Va.) ; 2d, Marv Anne Gwartney, A]n-il, 1859. He was a stu- 
dent and teacher of music, a school teacher, and also studied 
medicine. He was an ordained minister. Lived all his life near 
Lanesville, on the old home jdace where he d. June 12, 1889, 
aged 76 yrs, (» mo. and. 14 dys. He was a member of the Indi- 
ana State Legislature in 1850, and in many ways had the confi- 
dence of the community, and was much respected and liked. He 
liad twelve chil., as follows: 

Vhil. of ./ohn Sii'ilcr and Isabel (married April 21, 1830; Rev, Henry Bone- 
brake, officiatin"'). 

11 ELIZABETH M. SIMLER. b. Feb. 20, 1837; studied to be a teacher 
and taught several years before lier marriajie; she d. June 13, 1903; 
m. James H. Benson, and had 7 chil.: Albert McClellan, Annctfe 
Clara, Celesta Atlanta, Francis Doane, Nellie, Carrie Sylvia, and an 
inf. boy, avIio lived but a few days. 

12 MARY ANNE SUSANNA SIMLER. b. .Line 1."). 1S39; m. Abram N. 
Ragey. She d. Feb. 13, 1002. Had 9 chil.: William La Fayette, 
lives in Ky. ; Emma, m., and d., leavino- 3 chil.: Anna, m. Jesse Ber- 
ryman. of Brandenburg, Ky. : Ella, m. and d., leaving 3 chil.; 
Eva, m. Elisha Naufus, near Brandenburg: John Henry, d. in inf.; 
Alvin. d. in inf.: Charles, d. in inf, : Georyia, m. Mr. Herrington, and 
lives near Areola, 111. 

13 JOHN JASl'ER SIMLER. b. Nov. 27, 1840, Lives near Lanesville, 
Ind., and has been a school teacher and music teacher, etc., and is a 
devoted Christian worker, teaching the Bible class in Lanesville, and 
being prominent in the work of the church there. He m. in 1879, 
Mary E. Gresham, a relative of Hon. Walter Q. Gresham. and had 
10 chil.: Minnie A'., b. Dec. 21. 1880: Sallie Jane, Julie, h. 1882; 
Luella, Kate, Hattie, Charles, Carrie, an infant son, who. d., and 
Mary Anne, b. Jan. 30, 1895, a few days before her mother's death. 
The last was reared by her aunt. Mrs. Elniyra Shafer. 

T HE SI i\I L E K I' A M 1 L Y . 2.39 

14 JAMES STEVENSON SIMLER. b. April 3, 1843: d. July 18. 
1905; m. Martha J. Barrows in Oct., 1807 or 1808. Issue: 4 chil., 
twin boys, who d. in inf.; Stella May. who d. in 1895, aged 23 years, 
and John Lee, Avho survives, and lives in Harrison Co. James Steven- 
son Siniler served 3 years in the Civil War ; came home ruined in 
health, with chronic rheumatism so had that for the last years of his 
life he could not walk without crutches. 

15 EMILY SIMLEK. I). Feb. 1. 1845; m. Agrippa F. Sonner, who d. 
in 1910. They had K) chil.: Emmet, Minnie, Annie (d), Htella, 
John W. (d.), Emma ( d. ) . Albert, Ella, Da rid (d.), Willard. 

1(J ELMIRA ALICE SIMLEK. b. Aug. 7. 1S47: m. :\Iarch 24, 1869, 
Oeorge G. Sliafer. a widower with a dau.. Mary Catherine, or Kate, 
who afterward ni. Ivlward Gresham, a nephew of Hon. Walter Q. 
Greshani. and lives in Lanesville (no chil.). Elmyra A. Shafer had 
no chil.. I)ut reared several little orphans, and takes great interest 
in the famil3^ 

17 SARAH ISA15EL SIMLER. b. Dec. 30. 1848; m.. 1st, William Trot- 
ter, and had Janics .1/.. and Miiuiie, who d. in 1910. 31r. Trotter was 
a soldier, and d. when the chil. Mere small, and she married Thomas 
Irvine of Corydon. 

18 DAVID ANDERSON SIMLER. b. Nov. 3. 1851. Lives in the old 
home place: m. Sarah, dau. of Raker and Julia Love, on March 22, 
1877. Issue: John Daniel, b. Feb. 14. 1880; d. March 1, 1881. 
Elora Myrtle, b. Dec. l(i. 1881. Georye Clereland. b. March 21, 1885. 
Darid Verne, h. Aug. 15. 1891. Louis L.. b. Aug. 15, 1895. Chester 
Lee, b. March 15, 1898. 

19 SETH WILLARD SIMLER. b. Feb. 18, 1853; m. in Ky., Josephine 
Chism. Was thrown from a horse and very badly injured. Had 5 
chil.: yoali. who d. : John. Mary, (iola {'!), and a dau., who d. in 

20 CLARA LOUISE Si:\lLER. Twin of Seth W., above; m. Wm. Moy- 
ars, and had John Ward, and Daisy; the last d. in inf.; the first is m. 

21 ATLANTA SIMLER. b. :\Iay 17. 1855; ni. Geo. A. Smith; 4 chil.: 
Maude, Hoirard Elton, George Arthur, and a son, who d. in inf. 

22 A SON, (Unnamed; buried with his mother) ; d, Nov. 4, 1857. 

By his 2d icife. Mary Anne. John 8imler, Jr., had isiie: 

23 LAURA SIMLER. b. March 14, 18G1: m. Mr. Lewis, and lives in 


Persons Named 
Bromwell — 

Abiam, IT. 

Addie B., S6. 

Adelia, S3. 

Addison, 85. 

Albert R., 44. 

Alfred, 95. 

Alice, 87-90. 

Alice B., 92. 

Alice C, 43. 

Alma, 35. 

Altha B., 91. 

Amelia, 42. 

Andrew, 35. 

Andrew J., 36. 

Anna, 35-38. 

Anna M., 85. 

Anne, 86-87-91. 

Anne H., 84. 

Arthur, 35. 

AttieM., 90. 

Belle, 36. 

Benj. T. F., 44. 

Bernice, 44. 

Bessie, 91. 

Beulah, 8-20-21-2G-35. 

BeulahH., 28-31. 

Birdie, 43. 

Blanche, 42. 

Bryan, 35. 

Celestia A., 83. 

Chas., 35-97. 

Chas. H., 85. 

Chas L,., 97. 

Chas. S., 42. 

Chas. T., 97. 

Clara, 35-91. 

Clarence J., 43. 

Clementine C, 85. 

Columbus H., 97. 

David H., 24-28. 

David O., 95. 

Deborah, 19-24-26. 

Deborah F., 28-31. 

Delia, 35. 

Denzel, 91. 

Dora E., 43. 

Dwight L., 85. 

Edith, 35. 

Edward, 17-20-35-85- 

Edw. J,. 35. 
Edw. W., 91. 
Eliza, 87. 
Eliza J., 43. 
Elizabeth, 35. 
Eliz. A., 88. 
Eliz. C, 38. 
Eliz. E. (Frontispiece), 

Eliz. M.. 84. 
Eliz. S., S3. 

Eliz. T. 

Ella, 35-38-85. 
Elsie, 86. 
Eleanor, 35. 
Ellen R., 83. 
Elmer, 35. 
Emma, 35-66-67-96. 
Emma M., 66. 
Estella, 43. 
Esther M. M., 91. 
Fannie A., 85. 
Fannie B., 90. 
Flora. 86. 
Florence, 90. 
Florence C, 32-99. 
F. Harlow, 51-113. 
Floyd, 90. 
Frank, 35. 
Geo., 28-43-95. 
n. Bowdle, 85 
Geo. D., 90. 
Geo. W., 35. 
Georgia, 35. 
Georgia M., 84. 
Hannali, 24. 
Harley E.. 86. 
Harriet E., 97. 
Harry, 44. 
Harry E., 91. 
Harry P., 91. 
HattieG., 90. 
Helen Marie, 42. 
Helen P., 43. 
Helen R., 34-35. 
Henry, 35. 

Henry Broughton, 14- 
Henry H., 84 
H. Pelham H., 50-51- 

Henry Pelliam Payne. 

Henrietta E., 68-100. 

Henrietta M., 48 - 49- 

Herman, 3 5. 

Horace C, 44. 

Howard M., 44. 

Ida. 35. 

Imogene, 91. 

Irving, 35. 

Isaac, 15. 

Isabella A., 36-39. 

J., 19. 

J. E., 97. 

Jane M., 97. 

Jacob, 16-17-21-22-24- 

Jacob C 91. 

Jacob Henry, 38-40-41- 

Jacob Lowe, 86-87-88- 

Jacob T., 85. 
James, 43-85-86-97. 
Jas. A., 86 
Jas. D., 92-97. 
Jas. E., 85-86. 
Jas. G., 91. 
Jas. T., 97. 
Jennie, 43. 

Jeremiah, 85-86-87-91. 
J. Fletcher, 91. 
Jere, 35. 
Jesse, 35. 
John, 19 - 82-85-86-87- 

John A., 83. 
Jno. A. H., 83. 
Jno. B., 89. 

Jno. E., 82-84-86-97-98. 
Jno. F., 91. 
Jno. H., 95. 
Jno. R., 43. 

Jno. T., 85. 

Jno. W., 97. 

Joseph, 26-35-42-43-97. 

Jos. D., 85. 

Josiah. 97. 

Josiah R., S2-84-S6. 

Julia, 85. 

Julia A., 83. 

Julia D., 43. 

Josephine H., 97. 

Kate, 37. 

Daura, 35. 

I.aura B., 43. 

Laura Eugenia, 51-78- 

Leonard, 35. 

Leon H., 86. 

I.,ewis L., 44. 

Lillie, 35. 

Louise, 37-44. 

Lola R. 91. 

lAilu, 35. 

Lura, 86. 

Margaret T.. 85. 

Maria. 36-38. 

Marion, 35-86. 

Martha, 28. 

Martha M., 90. 

Mary, 20-24-26-35-38. 

Mary A.. 86-87. 

Mary A. R., 82. 

Marv E.. 28-30-83. 

Mary F., 84 . 

Mary S., 88-91. 

Mattie E.. 97. 

Maud. 42. 

Max, 86. 

Mildred, 42. 

Minnie, 35-36-44-91. 



M. Scott. 42. 

Nancy, 87. 

Nellie, 35. 

Nellie M., 90. 

Nettie, 27-49-100. 

Nicholas, 86. 

Nicholas E., 85. 

Nina, 86. 

Oliver W., .3 7. 

Park. 91. 

Pelham. 51. 

Percival, 44. 

Peter, 95. 

Ralph, 91. 

Richard, 43. 

Robert, 19-35-44-95. 

Robt. E., 28-30-99. 

Robt. P., 97. 

Robt. H. C, 83. 

Rosa, 35. 

Ruth, 91. 

Samuel, 35-85. 

Sarah, 36. 

Sarah E., 95. 

Seymour. 95. 

Sheddin. 17. 

Sophia, 82. 

Sophia R., 86. 

Speden, 20. 

Susan, 87. 

Sylvia, 35. 

T. Davis. 84. 

Tliomas D., 86. 

Thomas, 28-97. 

Thomas G., 86. 

T. C. Shipley, 84. 

Vince, 86. 

Vivian, 35-91. 

Washington, 35. 

William, 8 - 9-19-20-21- 

Wm. C, 91. 

Wm. H., 86-97. 

Wm. J., 43-85-86-92-93- 

AVm. O. B., 37. 

Wm. R., 43-82-84-86-97. 

Wm. T., 85. 

Wm. W.. 97. 

Zulah, 86. 

Persons Named 
Holmes — 

Abbie B., 118. 
Adeline, 114. 
Alexander, 118. 
Arthur B., 118. 
Anne E., 118. 
Beatrice, 114. 
Col. Chas.. 123. 
Chas. H., 125. 
Clarence L.. 116., 106-118-122. 
E., 43. 

Edward. 118-122. 
Edw. K., lis. 

Eliza A., 118. 
Emily B., 118. 
Emma, 116. 
Ethel E., 117. 
Eugene M., 114. 
Florence E., 114. 
Florence P., 114. 
Frank H., 118. 
Franklin L,., 116. 
Grace. 116. 
Grace I... 117. 
Guv. lis. 
Hannah S.. 125. 
Harry H.. 117. 
Helen, 118. 
Henrietta, 23 - 26 - 44- 

105 -106-109-127-129- 

Horace, 118. 
Howard S., 116. 
James W., 123. 
.lay A.. 116. 
Jedediah. 117-122-123. 
John (Hon.), 118-123- 

John (Rev.), 23-102- 

Joseph, 102 - 103 - 104- 

105 - 106-109-117-118- 
119 - 120-122-124-126- 

Joseph A., lis. 
Josiah H.. 114-116. 
Lemuel, 23-44-48-99- 
100 - 101-102-103-105- 

106 - 107-109-113-115- 

Lemuel B., 118. 
Lemuel J., 114. 
L. Evaline. 128. 
Lucy, 106-117-118. 
Melatiah, 124. 
Melinda, 106, 109, 113. 
Malvina, 108. 
M. Malvina. 108-114. 
Martha. 116. 
Mary, 118. 

Mary Evangeline, 116. 
M. Rosetta, 114. 
Means W., 116. 
Merle Lemuel. 114. 
Olive M., 116. 
Pamela. 106-122-128. 
Paraclete W., 118-128. 
Patience. 44-129. 
Pelham, 106-130. 
Polly, 106-123. 
S. Louise, 116. 
Sarah A., 125. 
Spencer, 123. 
Theo. W.. 116. 
Thomas, 154. 
W. Bradford. 125. 
William, 102-103-127- 

Persons Named Payne — 

Arthur, 146. 
Arthur J., 149. 

Alex. M., 170. 

Annie A., 153. 

Annie F., 146. 

Arvilla, 152. 

Chester, 170. 

Clara, 166-170. 

Clara E., 166. 

Cornelia, 146. 

Curtis C, 170. 

David W., 141. 

Delia S.. 153. 

Ebenezer, 169. 

Edw. F., 149. 

Elijah, 169. 

Eliz., 96-136-170. 

Eliz. E., 52-144-150-153- 

Eliz. W., 137-145-158. 
Eliza, 170. 
Ellwin, 170. 
E. Emily, 52 - 141-144- 

150 - 153 - ISS - 191 

Emma, 141-147-152. 
Emma A., 168. 
Emma T., 153. 
Emily F., 137-161. 
Esther M., 166. 
Flora E., 168. 
Fleming R., 137 - 150- 

Florence O.. 152. 
Grace T., 157. 
Hannah, 170. 
Henry R., 141-142-149- 

I. Caroline, 153. 
Jane Anne McG., 144. 
James, 170. 
Jas. Q. E., 168. 
Jane, 170. 
Jefferson, 170. 
Jessie, 152-157. 
Jessie H., 152. 
J. Harvey, 137-163-167- 

Jno., 147-170. 
Jno. F., 152. 
J. Howard, 165. 
Jno. W., 52-96-137-138- 

140- 141-143-147-148- 

J. Wa-shington. 166. 
J. Wesley, 156-157. 
Josiah, 135. 
Jonathan, 100-135-136- 

137 - 141-144-145-147- 

J. Wm., 152. 
Julia A., 136-137-168 
Julia B., 153. 
Kisah, 170. 
Lewis, 170. 
Lola E., 166. 
Lucy J., 166. 
Martha E., 152. 
Mary, 137-152-153-170. 
Mary A. R., 152. 



Marv K., 14!J-15tM57- 

Mary O.. 152. 
Mattie, 143-144. 
M. Gertrude. 1G6. 
Minnie D., 152. 
Myrtle, 152. 
Nancy B., 137. 
Rebecca, 170. 
Robert, 135. 
R. Leffler, 141-140-150- 

Samuel, 137-170. 
Sarah, 170. 
Sarah E., 156-157. 
Susan W., 137-159. 
Sylvia, 170. 
Vernon A., 166. 
Wm., 135-137-151-163- 

Wm. A., 96 - 141 - 145- 

Wm. D., 149. 
W. Kavanagh. 137-156- 


Persons Named Rice — 

Abner K., 190. 

Abraham, 1S0-1S4. 

Alex. A., 185. 

Allen, 185. 

Anna. 1 86-188. 

Anna O.. 195. 

Anna M., 184. 

Arthur K., 205. 

Betsey, 199. 

Bettie, 205. 

Catherhie, 183-196-198- 

Catherine M.. 184. 
Chas. C, 184. 
Chas. S.. 187. 
Christina. 199. 
David, 187. 
David J., 187. 
Daniel. 176 - 177 - 183- 

Kdith G., 195. 
Edmund Y., 5 4. 
Eliza, 187. 
Elizabeth, 52-06-139- 

145 - 176-183-187-191- 

Eliz. J.. 183-184. 
Emeline J.. 194. 
Eugene. 205. 
Eva A., 205. 
Felicia N.. 183. 
Gertrude H.. 194. 
Oilman S., 195. 
Gordon R., 195. 
Harrison C. 185. 
Harrison J., 184-214. 
Harrison M., 184. 
Hattie C, 195. 
Henry, 100-183-184-185- 

H. Clay, 184. 

Henry H., 184-105 
Henry L., 186-187. 
Henry M., 194. 
Hubert, 206. 
Imogene, 205. 
Isaac, 183-184-186-214. 
Isaac A., 183-184. 
Isaac N., 185. 
Isaiah, 188. 
James, 183-187-206. 
Jas. L., 185. 
Jas. M., 184-214. 
Jacob, 177-183-188-199- 

Jane I., 185. 
Jno., 181 - 184-188-192- 

Jno. B. W., 195. 
J. Bunyan, 206. 
J. Robt., 185. 
Jno. T., 185. 
Jonathan, 199. 
Leanna, 187. 
I.,eantine, 205. 
Leta J., 184. 
Louisa A., 206. 
Lucinda J., 195. 
I.vdia, 187-191-193. 
Lvdia A.. 193-194. 
Marg. D., 185. 
Martha E., 194. 
Matilda, 183. 
Mary, 187. 
Mary A., 199. 
Mary E., 185-193-194- 

M. Miriam, 184. 
Maud I., 205. 
Nancy, 203. 
Nettie, 187. 
Nicholas, 198-199. 
Oscar A., 205. 
Polly. 199. 
Rachel, 199. 
Rena, 184. 
Rena M., 185. 
Robt. H., 195 
Robt. T., 205. 
Ruth S., 195. 
Sallie, 199. 
Samuel. 185. 
Susan, 199. 
Susan H., 195. 
S. Narcissa. 185. 
Temple, 205. 
Theo. F., 195. 
Thos. A., 185. 
Thos. F., 185. 
Thos. H., 185. 
Thos. N., 185. 
Victoria, 185. 
Victoria C, 184. 
Victoria E., 185. 
Wallace T., 184. 
Wm.. 183-187. 
Wm. A., 185. 
Wm. B., 195. 
Wm. H., 185. 
M'm. P., 195. 

Persons Named 
PuUenwider — 

Agnes, 215. 

Alice, 212. 

Anna, 203. 

Anna C, 209. 

Anne, 212. 

Anne E., 207-208. 

A. Victoria, 208. 

Aurelia T., 214. 

Austin L., 201-212. 

Barbara, 203. 

Benj. S., 208. 

Cassius H., 208. 

Cath., 212-214. 

Cath. E., 204. 

Cath. J., 209. 

Chalmers, 212. 

Chas. M., 209. 

Chris, 213. 

Columbia R., 207. 

David, 185-212-214. 

Dan'l. W., 209. 

Earl, 212-214. 

Eleazar, 212. 

Eliz., 203-204-211-212- 

Eliz. J., 207-208-215. 
Eliz. J.. 208. 
Emma B., 208. 
Emma I., 208. 
Emma E.. 214. 
Ernest, 214. 
Ethel, 214. 
Evelyn, 214. 
Fanny, 209. 
Fanny A., 209. 
Frank C, 212. 
Gamaliel, 213. 
Geo., 214. 
Geo. C, 209. 
Geo. M. ,214. 
G. Rice, 208. 
Grace, 212. 
Harriet N., 212. 
Helen, 214. 
Henry, 183-203-204-206- 

Henry A., 215. 
H. Clay, 209. 
Henry W.. 214 . 
Homer, 214. 
Irving, 214. 

Jacob, 185-203-209-236. 
Jacob C. 212-214. 
Jacob N.. 215. 
Jacob v., 213. 
James, 212. 
Jas. C, 212. 
Jas. D., 213. 
Jas. H., 214. 
Jesse R., 208. 
Jessie. 212. 
John, 211. 
J. Crow, 213. 
J. Grant. 215. 
John H., 208-215. 
J. Newton, 212. 
J. Rice, 209. 



J. Wesley, 214. 
Joseph Atwell, 209. 
Joseph N., 212. 
Josephine, 212. 
Julia C, 207. 
La Vina L., 212. 
Leah, 215. 
Leila J., 214. 
Letitia A., 213. 
Lillie. 214. 
Lucille, 208. 
Lucinda, 212-213. 
Lucinda J., 213. 
Lydia E., 207. 
Marcus, 215. 
Marg. C, 208. 
Marshal N., 208-209. 
Martha A., 208-209. 
Martha E., 207. 
Martha N., 214. 
Mary, 203-212. 
Mary A., 209. 
Mary C, 214. 
Mary Emma. 214. 
Mary Ellen, 214. 
Mattie, 209. 
Minerva E., 208. 
Moxley, 214. 
Nancy, 213-215. 
Natalie, 215. 
Xattie E., 208. 
Oscar. 214. 
Ottie M.. 209. 
Percy, 209. 
Percy H., 208. 
P. Rice, 204-207-209. 
Peter, 180-185-200-201- 

202 - 203-206-209-211- 

Robt., 209-212-213. 
Robt. A., 212. 
R. Chalmers, 212. 
Robt. P., 208. 
Robt. H., 208. 
Robt. J., 212. 
Hobt. R., 205-209. 
Roberta P., 208. 
Ruth, 208. 
Ruth E., 204-207. 
Sallie, 208. 
Sallie E., 209. 
Sarah E., 213. 
Samson D., 214. 
Samuel, 212. 
Samuel N., 215. 
Samuel W., 185-214. 
Scott, 212. 
Simon Peter, 215. 
Solomon N., 215. 
Susan C, 213. 
Susan D., 214. 
Thos., 209. 
Wesley A., 212. 
Wm., 212-213. 
Wm. H., 214. 
W. Hayden, 208. 

W. Isaiah, 214. 
Wm. L., 208. 

Persons Named Iieffler — 

Absolom, 222 - 226-228- 

A. Beatrice. 233. 
A. Carlotta, 218. 
Adeline, 223-22S. 
Agnes, 231. 
Alexander, 217. 
Alex. McC, 227. 
Amelia, 230-232. 
Anna, 230. 
Anna Margaret, 17G- 

Anne, 209. 

Anne Mary, 209-220. 
Aurelian E., 235. 
Baird, 233. 
Birdie, 228. 
Blanche I., 235. 
Burton, 233. 
Caroline, 227. 
Catherine, 220-223. 
Chas., 232. 
Chas. W., 233. 
Clara, 228. 
Clara L., 235. 
Claribel, 233. 
Claude, 233. 
Claudius, 234. 
Clement, 235. 
Daniel, 234. 
David, 222-230. 
David I., 22 7. 
David W.. 232. 
Dorcas, 227. 
Earl E., 233. 
Edw. L., 228. 
Elbridge, 227-230. 
Eliza, 223-230 
Elizabeth. 100-185-220- 

222 - 226-231-232-234- 

Ella, 231. 
Eloise. 227. 
Elwood, 234. 
Ernest, 217. 
Emma, 231-234. 
Emily. 230. 
Eugene P., 232. 
Florence. 232. 
Frank, 228. 
Franklin B., 235. 
Frederic, 220-232. 
Geo., 234. 
Georgius. 217. 
Geo. P., 235. 
Gosta M., 217. 
Harriet N.. 223. 
Harry R., 233. 
Hattie A., 228. 
Herman Vance. 23 2. 
Horace, 22 6. 

Howard, 234. 

Hugh M., 228. 

Isaac, 220-222-223-226- 

I. Vance, 223-228-232. 
Jacob, 218-220-228-231- 

Jas., 227. 
Jas. McQ., 235. 
Jane, 222-230. 
Jeremiah. 233. 
John, 220 - 222-223-230- 

Jno. F., 227. 
John Jacob, 220-221- 

John Peter Conrad, 

Joseph F., 227. 
Josephine F., 232. 
Juliana, 234. 
Kathryn B., 234. 
Lethenia, 227. 
Levi, 235. 
Lizzie, 234. 
L. Fr. (Prof.), 16-217- 

Margaret, 223-226-227. 
Marg. I., 233. 
Martha, 230. 
Mary, 222-235. 
Mary A., 223. 
Maude L., 235. 
Milton, 234. 
Myrtle, 231. 
Olivia, 233. 
Orlando W., 228. 
Paul W., 233. 
Peter, 220. 
Peter Magnus, 218. 
Philip, 220. 
Providence, 229-230 
Ralph, 233. 
Raymond, 230-234. 
Rebecca, 227. 
Richard McC, 228 
Robt., 223-228. 
Roluff C, 228. 
Roluff F., 228. 
Ruth, 230. 
Ruth J., 223. 
Samuel, 228-234. 
Sarah, 227-234. 
Sarah J., 228. 
Shepherd, 216-222-230- 

Susanna, 228-232-233. 
Tobias, 217. 
Uriah G., 235. 
Viola, 228. 
William, 222 - 228-229- 

Wm. H., 234-235. 
Wm. H. E., 233. 
Wm. J. McQ., 235. 




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