Most of my paternal ancestors settled in Randolph, Wayne, Henry & Delaware counties, Indiana. Have many Quaker ancestors from the early colonial period through the Civil War period on this side of the family. My maternal ancestry is from Cocke county, Tennessee and also Haywood & Buncombe counties, North Carolina. Almost all my ancestors came to the United States in the very early colonial period, fought in the American Revolution, and advanced west with the growth of the country.
A few of my ancestral surnames: Conyers, Seagrave, Sutherland (also Southerland), Rich, Kendrick, Blackwell, Fine, Harris, Denton, Hiatt, Current, Lewellen (various spellings), Starbuck, Mills, Mulford.
Sutherlands in South Mound Tombstone, I just happen to be a Sutherland too. And Bill & Mary Sutherland were my grandparents. My Dad, Douglas Sr. is their oldest son. I am Doug Jr. My dad passed away unexpectedly in Feb. of this year and is also buried in South Mound. I would love to know any information that you have on the Sutherland's. I know that they didn't find out until after my grandfathers death that his name wasn't William, let alone Bill. That's not counting all of the ways that the last name was spelled. After my dad passed away, we found some names scratched on post it notes that we couldn't make much connection with. When you get a chance, please drop me a message. You may be the missing link to my family. That didn't sound right, did it? haha
RE: Ann Ferrell Brasher I have confirmed information for all four marriages of Nathan Brasher. Marriage records and census records confirm that he was, in fact, married to all four women.
I had thought that there might have been more than one Nathan Brasher that married some of them because of the age difference, but he is the only one in the area with connections to each of them. The census records show his age and the age of his wives.
RE: Nathan Brasher It is possible that his body was moved, but if that was the case, I would think that they would have moved hers as well. There are also a lot of spouses that died long after their spouse died and either remarried or lived with other relatives and were buried in different cemeteries. I have several individuals in my family that fall under that scenario.
I know of a few cemeteries in the area where bodies were moved from one cemetery to another and have family members that were affected by those moves as well in Wayne and Randolph Counties.
I've also seen tombstones in cemeteries that list a person's name on it, but they were never buried there and they have a tombstone with their name on it in another cemetery.
Thanks for noting the South Cemetery tombstone that has his name on it.
RE: Willie Southerland Hi I totally understand. I do have some information on Willie and can use that but I would like a more personal touch from family, if possible. Would you please contact me thru my email since this is a public message? I would rather not put other people's names on here as I would want to protect their privacy, as well. Thank you. I can give you names of people and explain further as to what I want to do. Again thanks. email: email@example.com
RE: Willie Southerland Hi It has been almost 2 yrs I believe since I have contacted you about Willie Southerland. Remember, I am doing some research on some WW II Veterans that lived in Cambridge City and was in the service the same time as my dad. You mentioned that you had some information on Willie's military career. I would still love to have whatever information that you have and can give me. I have started putting all of this together. Anything you can send me would be wonderful. Since you are related, if you would like to write something about him that would be even better. I will put the article in with your name. Maybe memories or what you heard him say about the war.
I also would love to know if you know what house Willie lived on when he lived on Third St. Omar Peelle and my dad both have him as living there when he entered the war. I also have his enlistment date as 12/5/1942.
Any pictures, metals, newspaper articles, anything on his military career would be wonderful.
It is easier, for me, if you contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you don't mind. Sometimes I don't see my notes on here and sometimes when I travel it is easier to see my emails.
Again, thanks for anything you can give me. This has been so interesting. I am putting this together for the History Room in Cambridge City's library.
Kendrick Thanks for getting back with me. I do understand papers being put away. No hurry, or no problem if you don't get to them.
In 1875, William and Matilda Story's children sold their land to William A. Robinson. In description, it mentions the land being known as the old Kendrick land. Trying to find out of what Kendrick this parcel belonged to. Was it part of Roadman Cem. or how close to it, it lies.
William Robinson sold part of land to Elbert Cureton in 1878.
I do know that William Robison married one of Edom Kendricks daughters, Mary Polly. Also that William and their son William A Robinson is buried in Roadman Cem.
Story-Kendrick Haven't heard back from you. Thought I'd check in with you.
I didn't ask in the last message to you: What were you thoughts on the Jane Story living with Edom Jr. in 1850?
I have not sent off for copies of Edom's or wife, land records, will, ect.... I was hoping to come up with Mothers maiden name info first, off Sarah Story, Allison's death record. But it appears there isn't one.
Do you have any copies of Edom's? Is any of the Story family mentioned? I do know Matilda Story died before him. So maybe her children mentioned?
Story Thanks for getting back with me. Good to hear from you.
Edom Jr. would be the father.
James Story purchased land Cocke Co. 4 times 1816 - 1823. No more found on him.
Thomas Story and family on 1830 & 1840 Cocke Co. census. Name is on William C. Story land record, as neighbor. No more found
William C. Story, d: 1854, my family line, on 1830 - 1850 Cocke Co. census 1850 with wife Matilda d: 1860 and seven children. One being Jane. 12 land transactions. Edom Kendrick, Peter Fine Kendrick neighbors
1850 census, Edom Kendrick and wife Elizabeth, have a Jane Story, living with them. Is this the same Jane??
Two of William C. Story and Matilda (Malinda) dau's died in Arkansas, maybe three. One haven't located since Maury Co. Tenn. 1880, widowed. One in Texas. Their sons I haven't located anything on since civil war. One dau. lived long enough to have a death record. But it appears one wasn't made. Haven't been able to locate it.
Have looked for link to other Story families, Giles Co. ect... None found yet.
Any info you could help me on. Would be very much appreciated.