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Rev Helenor M Alter Davisson
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1823
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1876, USA

Rev. Helenor M. (Alter) Draper Davisson was the daughter of Rev. John and Charity (Vanarsdale) Alter, Jr. John Draper was her 1st husband. They were married February 22, 1842 and he died before 1864 Pvt. Thomas H. Davisson was her 2nd husband. They were married March 4, 1864 and he died December 9, 1894. SHE WAS THE 1ST WOMAN ORDAINED DEACON IN THE METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH BY THE NORTH INDIANA CONFERENCE - 1866.

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Helenor Alter
Spouse: John Draper
Marriage Date: 22 February 1842
Marriage County: Henry
Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
OS Page: 0874489 item 2

US Census
September 14, 1850
Jordan, Jasper Co., IN
Family Number 47
John age 27, b1823, IN, miller
Helenor age 26, b1824 PA
bro-in-law Isaac Alter age 23, b1827 PA, farmer

US Census
August 1, 1870
Union, Jasper Co., IN
Post Office: Rensselaer
Thomas H., age 37, b1833 IN, farmer
Helenor age 38, b1832 PA
William Stowers age 18, b1852, farmer

Methodist History
January 2003
Shoemaker, Rev. Christopher M.
"A Small Work, The Story Of Methodism's First Ordained Woman, Helenor Alter Davisson." 
Family links: 
  John Alter (1801 - 1876)
  Thomas H Davisson (1836 - 1894)*
  Helenor M Alter Davisson (1823 - 1876)
  Jacob Alter (1823 - 1857)*
  Hannah A Wilcox (1831 - 1902)*
  Joseph L. Alter (1849 - 1850)*
  Lewis Simon Alter (1851 - 1936)*
  Catherine L. Alter (1852 - 1856)*
  Margaret L. Alter (1855 - 1856)*
  James Leander Alter (1859 - 1920)*
  Lacy E Alter (1862 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
"Helenor M.
Dau. Of
Rev. J. Alters
& Wife of
T. H. Davisson
Oct. 9, 1876
53 Y's 8 M's
& 10 D's."

Footstone: H. M. D.
Sandridge Cemetery
Jasper County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Originally Created by: SunCacher
Record added: Feb 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17995581
Rev Helenor M <i>Alter</i> Davisson
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Rev Helenor M <i>Alter</i> Davisson
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Rev Helenor M <i>Alter</i> Davisson
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- Dave Davisson
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
This is Rev Helenor Alter Davisson. She was one of the early ministers. Her father, Rev John Alter, Jr in 1849 organized the first Methodist Protestant Church in Jasper Co in Carpenter's Grove. ("Hist of Jasper Co" p 473) She was born 24 Jan 1823 in Freep...(Read more)
- Nancy Stephenson Guenther
 Added: Jun. 17, 2011

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